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12th May '16 2:27:51 PM TheBigBopper
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** Yet ''another'' example: Viral's first mech is called Enki, which is fine. His second is called Enkidu, which is also a neat reference to ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''. His third is called Enki''dudu'', which probably sounds OK to a Japanese person, but to an English-speaker...

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** Yet ''another'' example: Viral's first mech is called Enki, which is fine. His second is called Enkidu, which is also a neat reference to ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''. His third is called Enki''dudu'', which probably sounds OK to a Japanese person, but to an English-speaker...English-speaker it sounds like doo-doo or "poop".
1st Apr '16 10:56:44 AM Willbyr
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* In the dub of ''UltimateMuscle'', Gazelleman is called Dik Dik van Dik, after a very small type of deer. This is more than likely deliberate; when [[Series/XPlay Adam Sessler]] reviewed one of the games based off the series and it became a CatchPhrase of sorts for the next year or so.

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* In the dub of ''UltimateMuscle'', ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'', Gazelleman is called Dik Dik van Dik, after a very small type of deer. This is more than likely deliberate; when [[Series/XPlay Adam Sessler]] reviewed one of the games based off the series and it became a CatchPhrase of sorts for the next year or so.
21st Jan '16 8:19:30 PM Adept
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* Chikubi, the class hamster in ''{{Mitsudomoe}}''. The little guy's name means "Nipples", chosen because boob-lover Futaba thought his tail reminded her of one. The name stuck.

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* Chikubi, the class hamster in ''{{Mitsudomoe}}''.''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}''. The little guy's name means "Nipples", chosen because boob-lover Futaba thought his tail reminded her of one. The name stuck.
13th Jan '16 10:39:17 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/GundamAge'' brings us Natora ''Einus'' (yes, it is pronounced that way).

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* ''Anime/GundamAge'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge'' brings us Natora ''Einus'' (yes, it is pronounced that way).
23rd Aug '15 2:16:57 PM nombretomado
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* [[Anime/ZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]

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* [[Anime/ZetaGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]
21st Aug '15 10:02:42 PM nombretomado
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* Sai Argyle from ''Anime/GundamSeed'': "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".

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* Sai Argyle from ''Anime/GundamSeed'': ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".
19th Aug '15 6:17:06 AM SomeoneElse17
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* ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' has this in the case of Seiryo Tennan's spaceship. Due to the fact that every other "lucky" name was taken at the time, Seiryo is forced to christen his ship the ''Unko'', which is supposed to mean "bringer of fortune". Unfortunately for Seiryo, "Unko" also means, and is more commonly used to refer to, ''poop''. HilarityEnsues.
15th Aug '15 9:12:22 AM wootzits
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* Also in ''Anime/ZetaGundam'' our young protagonist Camille Bidan [[BerserkButton got into a lot of fisticuffs and even earned a mortal enemy for being noted of having a girl's name]] (technically, the name is gender-neutral, but it is more commonly used for girls).

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* Also in ''Anime/ZetaGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' our young protagonist Camille Bidan [[BerserkButton got into a lot of fisticuffs and even earned a mortal enemy for being noted of having a girl's name]] (technically, the name is gender-neutral, but it is more commonly used for girls).



* [[Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato Space Battleship Yamato's]] main protagonist was spared of major snickering in the Philippines since it was the American-dubbed Starblazers that was shown, along with its American names... until the original subbed reached its shores. Susumu is a... very fond way of saying "susu mo", which is the Filipino for "your nipple."

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* [[Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato Space Battleship Yamato's]] ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'''s main protagonist was spared of major snickering in the Philippines since it was the American-dubbed Starblazers that was shown, along with its American names... until the original subbed reached its shores. Susumu is a... very fond way of saying "susu mo", which is the Filipino for "your nipple."



* The lead character of ''SoukouNoStrain'' usually refers to her mech by its number in the formation, that being "Strain EX". Its actual name? Ram-Dass. Like "Laputa", it's a literary allusion that the production team doesn't seem to have realized sounds dirty.

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* The lead character of ''SoukouNoStrain'' ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' usually refers to her mech by its number in the formation, that being "Strain EX". Its actual name? Ram-Dass. Like "Laputa", it's a literary allusion that the production team doesn't seem to have realized sounds dirty.
31st May '15 6:49:48 PM nombretomado
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* Despite the character shouldn't be taken too seriously anyway, it can be difficult to take Maria Osawa from ''{{Canaan}}'' seriously because her name is one dakuten[[note]]two dots written above a Japanese character[[/note]] off from the (in)famous Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa.

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* Despite the character shouldn't be taken too seriously anyway, it can be difficult to take Maria Osawa from ''{{Canaan}}'' ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' seriously because her name is one dakuten[[note]]two dots written above a Japanese character[[/note]] off from the (in)famous Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa.
27th May '15 3:56:00 PM nombretomado
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* One character who appears in the second part of ''ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'' is named ''Pol Pot''aria. Yeah.

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* One character who appears in the second part of ''ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'' ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'' is named ''Pol Pot''aria. Yeah.
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