History UsefulNotes / NamesInJapanese

16th Jul '16 12:06:38 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, for example, features casts of characters with Western-sounding (or, in some cases, completely bizarre) names. These seem to be mostly given in Western order (for example, Kamille Bidan's parents are Franklin and Hilda Bidan), but occasional oddities crop up, such as nearly everyone being on FirstNameBasis even in a military setting, which results in Char Aznable (named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Aznavour Charles Aznavour]]) being referred to as "Captain Char." This is like saying "President Barack" instead of "President Obama". Or, for RuleOfFunny, like saying "[[BadDudes President Ronnie]]" instead of "President Reagan".

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* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, for example, features casts of characters with Western-sounding (or, in some cases, completely bizarre) names. These seem to be mostly given in Western order (for example, Kamille Bidan's parents are Franklin and Hilda Bidan), but occasional oddities crop up, such as nearly everyone being on FirstNameBasis even in a military setting, which results in Char Aznable (named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Aznavour Charles Aznavour]]) being referred to as "Captain Char." This is like saying "President Barack" instead of "President Obama". Or, for RuleOfFunny, like saying "[[BadDudes "[[VideoGame/BadDudes President Ronnie]]" instead of "President Reagan".
7th Jun '16 12:11:44 PM Willbyr
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* Most names in ''TowardTheTerra'' are given in Western order, except for those of the Seki family; Seki Ray Shiroe's family name is Seki (his father is addressed as "Mr. Seki") and his given name is Shiroe.

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* Most names in ''TowardTheTerra'' ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' are given in Western order, except for those of the Seki family; Seki Ray Shiroe's family name is Seki (his father is addressed as "Mr. Seki") and his given name is Shiroe.
13th Nov '15 11:14:25 AM Willbyr
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* Kallen from CodeGeass has a Britannian father and a Japanese mother, therefore two names: Kallen Stadfeld with western and Kouzuki Kallen with eastern name order. Which name she uses in a given situation indicates which persona she's using as well.
* Oddly enough, Viz's translations of the ''{{Naruto}}'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' manga use the Japanese style "family name first" format, while their English dubs of their respective anime use the reversed Western style. Two exceptions to this in ''{{Naruto}}'' are [[BruceLeeClone Rock Lee and Might Guy]], who retain their Japanese name orders to also keep the puns in their names.
* In ''FushigiYuugi'', people's names in the real world are in Western order. The characters inside the book, however, use the Japanese order.

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* Kallen from CodeGeass ''Anime/''CodeGeass has a Britannian father and a Japanese mother, therefore two names: Kallen Stadfeld with western and Kouzuki Kallen with eastern name order. Which name she uses in a given situation indicates which persona she's using as well.
* Oddly enough, Viz's translations of the ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' manga use the Japanese style "family name first" format, while their English dubs of their respective anime use the reversed Western style. Two exceptions to this in ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Naruto'' are [[BruceLeeClone Rock Lee and Might Guy]], who retain their Japanese name orders to also keep the puns in their names.
* In ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', people's names in the real world are in Western order. The characters inside the book, however, use the Japanese order.



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1st Oct '15 3:51:19 PM nombretomado
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In most cases in RealLife, English-speakers saying Japanese names will put them into Western order. For example, the man called ''Tezuka Osamu'' in Japanese is known in English as OsamuTezuka. This is not as often applied to names in other languages; otherwise, the leaders of China, North Korea, and South Korea would be referred to as Jintao Hu, Jong-Il Kim, and Myung-Bak Lee in the Western media.

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In most cases in RealLife, English-speakers saying Japanese names will put them into Western order. For example, the man called ''Tezuka Osamu'' in Japanese is known in English as OsamuTezuka.Creator/OsamuTezuka. This is not as often applied to names in other languages; otherwise, the leaders of China, North Korea, and South Korea would be referred to as Jintao Hu, Jong-Il Kim, and Myung-Bak Lee in the Western media.
1st Aug '15 4:52:35 PM nombretomado
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* The ''MobileSuitGundam'' franchise, for example, features casts of characters with Western-sounding (or, in some cases, completely bizarre) names. These seem to be mostly given in Western order (for example, Kamille Bidan's parents are Franklin and Hilda Bidan), but occasional oddities crop up, such as nearly everyone being on FirstNameBasis even in a military setting, which results in Char Aznable (named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Aznavour Charles Aznavour]]) being referred to as "Captain Char." This is like saying "President Barack" instead of "President Obama". Or, for RuleOfFunny, like saying "[[BadDudes President Ronnie]]" instead of "President Reagan".
** ''{{Gundam 00}}'' uses Western name order for Setsuna F. Seiei in spite of his mostly-Japanese MeaningfulName; then again, it's a codename and Setsuna is from {{Qurac}}, not Japan. Wang Liu Mei's name appears to be given in Eastern order.

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* The ''MobileSuitGundam'' ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, for example, features casts of characters with Western-sounding (or, in some cases, completely bizarre) names. These seem to be mostly given in Western order (for example, Kamille Bidan's parents are Franklin and Hilda Bidan), but occasional oddities crop up, such as nearly everyone being on FirstNameBasis even in a military setting, which results in Char Aznable (named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Aznavour Charles Aznavour]]) being referred to as "Captain Char." This is like saying "President Barack" instead of "President Obama". Or, for RuleOfFunny, like saying "[[BadDudes President Ronnie]]" instead of "President Reagan".
** ''{{Gundam 00}}'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' uses Western name order for Setsuna F. Seiei in spite of his mostly-Japanese MeaningfulName; then again, it's a codename and Setsuna is from {{Qurac}}, not Japan. Wang Liu Mei's name appears to be given in Eastern order.
12th Apr '13 7:28:06 AM Winter
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* The American version ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series gives names in Western order (so, Nobunaga Oda and Yukimura Sanada). This is retained in the ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' crossover despite the (Chinese) ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' characters having their surnames first.

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* The American version versions of ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series games gives names in Western order (so, Nobunaga Oda and Yukimura Sanada). This is retained in the ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' crossover despite the (Chinese) ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' characters having their surnames first.
12th Apr '13 7:27:41 AM Winter
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* Most names in ''TowardTheTerra'' are given in Western order, except for those of the Seki family; Seki Ray Shiroe's family name is Seki (his father is addressed as "Mr. Seki") and his given name is Shiroe.

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* Most names in ''TowardTheTerra'' are given in Western order, except for those of the Seki family; Seki Ray Shiroe's family name is Seki (his father is addressed as "Mr. Seki") and his given name is Shiroe.
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* The American version ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' series gives names in Western order (so, Nobunaga Oda and Yukimura Sanada). This is retained in the ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' crossover despite the (Chinese) ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' characters having their surnames first.
17th Jun '12 9:00:42 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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** ''{{Gundam 00}}'' uses Western name order for Setsuna F. Seiei in spite of his mostly-Japanese MeaningfulName; then again, Setsuna is from {{Qurac}}, not Japan. Wang Liu Mei's name appears to be given in Eastern order.

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** ''{{Gundam 00}}'' uses Western name order for Setsuna F. Seiei in spite of his mostly-Japanese MeaningfulName; then again, it's a codename and Setsuna is from {{Qurac}}, not Japan. Wang Liu Mei's name appears to be given in Eastern order.
8th Jul '11 12:46:28 AM conchobhar
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* Seras Victoria from ''{{Hellsing}}'' is an example where a foreign name is put into Japanese order.
** As is Cosette Sara from ''ExcelSaga''.
19th Mar '11 4:58:22 PM Soufriere
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* Oddly enough, Viz's translations of the ''{{Naruto}}'' and ''{{Bleach}}'' manga use the Japanese style "family name first" format, while their English dubs of their respective anime use the reversed Western style. Two exceptions to this in ''{{Naruto}}'' are [[BruceLeeClone Rock Lee and Might Guy]], who retain their Japanese name orders to also keep the puns in their names.

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* Oddly enough, Viz's translations of the ''{{Naruto}}'' and ''{{Bleach}}'' ''RurouniKenshin'' manga use the Japanese style "family name first" format, while their English dubs of their respective anime use the reversed Western style. Two exceptions to this in ''{{Naruto}}'' are [[BruceLeeClone Rock Lee and Might Guy]], who retain their Japanese name orders to also keep the puns in their names.
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