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Post by Kuukai » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:27 pm

I'm pretty sure it's just a westernization of Piroshi, which is a corruption of Hiroshi, a common name. Hiroshi Matsuyama, president of CC2, is undoubtedly the basis for this character. Most of the writing for Piroshi is done by him, and he uses "colorful" language like Piroshi even normally...

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Post by Shell » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:03 am

Kuukai wrote:I'm pretty sure it's just a westernization of Piroshi, which is a corruption of Hiroshi, a common name. Hiroshi Matsuyama, president of CC2, is undoubtedly the basis for this character. Most of the writing for Piroshi is done by him, and he uses "colorful" language like Piroshi even normally...
Yeah, I knew that already. xD; Just thought it was interesting.

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Post by Axe » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:58 pm

Haha. I would probably kill him.

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Post by adamgnome » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:14 pm

Lycoris comes from the flower of the same name, but it also means twilight in Greek.

I think Haseo's name is related to where Sora's comes from.

Macha's name comes from the Goddess of the same name, which is related to the thing called Morrigan, which is probably where Morganna's name comes from. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B3rr%C3%ADgan )

I used to remember where all the old Root Towns names came from, but I'm not so sure now.

Pai comes from the word Oppai, which means breast. XD

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Post by Kuukai » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:45 pm

Pai's name probably doesn't come from that, though that's a common joke. ^^; On of the theories is it's "Pi", possibly to indicate the "full circle" of revenge... I think it might be short for "spy", but i guess we just won't know for a while...

I also just realized "Sakubo" is also a homophone for "Machination", in addition to meaning "new moon-full moon ", and Saku being short for "Sakura"... The totally overloaded that name... ^^;;;;

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Post by Nenja » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:17 pm

well Macha in some Hispanic countries is use as term to describe woman than act or dress like men

Matsu=Pine
Kaede=Maple
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Post by Kuukai » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:35 pm

All the Ikoro names are stars:
Tenroh->Sirius
Taihaku->Venus
Taika->Antares
Yowkow->Benetnasch

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Post by Chili » Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:15 am

I always believed Kite's name stood for either the bird or those you'd see attached to string and getting eaten by trees.

Note: Trees do eat kites. They just don't show it. And if they could, they'd break into ear-splitting grins everytime they chomp on a hapless kite. <JK> <JK> <JK> <JK> <JK>

There's some significance in Tsukasa's name, which almost made me think of 'wings'. But that's wrong because it's actually 'tsubasa', not 'tsukasa'. -still looking into that-

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Post by Umbra » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:45 am

Tsukasa was just a name chosen for its ambiguity, it can be a first or last name, male or female, a real name or a nickname.

The name Tsukasa adds to the mystery that surrounded him throughout the series.

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Post by Nenja » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:29 pm

are Tenrow and Taihaku related to stars too?

Haku means White

Tenrow could be from 10 row?

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Post by Kaoshima » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:15 pm

"ten" means heaven if i'm not mistaken.

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Post by Kuukai » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:12 pm

Nenja wrote:are Tenrow and Taihaku related to stars too?

Haku means White

Tenrow could be from 10 row?
Dude, they're both translated in my post above. They're the names from Chinese astronomy I believe. Just change the h to a w (I have no idea why they spelled it like that)

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Post by Shadow Dragon » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:33 pm

Woah. You guys're all really smart. I didn't know a lotta the name meanings for these guys but thanks to everyone ehre now I know a little more.

Thanks! :D

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Post by Vio-kun » Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:01 am

Interesting topic.
marthwmaster wrote:I think Fili is also Latin for "son."
Sorry, but you're wrong about that. As far as I know, 'fili' doesn't mean anything in Latin. Filius means son and filia means daughter.
I checked my Finnish-Latin-Finnish dictionary: Nope, just fili doesn't mean anything.

Hmm. Why would Hotaru need a clear, traditional gender? We're living 21th century, we have all kinds of amazing and weird techinacal stuff, but we still try to label others by such a pretty meaningless thing as a gender? Doesn't make sense to me. Actually, I think that it'd best if we'll never get to know Hotaru's physical online gender. Has anyone else than me thought that Hotaru could possibly be a transgender or transsexual? Or just a person who doesn't care that much about gender stereotypes.

I've seen Macha also spelled as Maha and Maho. In Finnish maha means stomach and maho's old word for sterile. XD Oh yeah, I had lots of fun while watching Sign.

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Post by Tylec » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:58 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but Ginkain would be the literal translation of "Silver Knight".


Any analysis on Ovan or Shino?

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Post by Osamu » Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:16 pm

End of a Shadow wrote:
Kay wrote: :shock: You do know Hotaru is a girl right?!
He's a he :wink: check out .hack//Unplugged in the manga or the sound drama file .hack//Lets Meet Offline.
I can't remember what issue of Legend of the twilight refers hotaru.

 Reki to Ouka and Mereille(can't spell):He(Shugo) and some girl with a sick grunty went to the valley of hades to battle cerebus.

So there.
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Post by Kuukai » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:12 am

Tylec wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but Ginkain would be the literal translation of "Silver Knight".


Any analysis on Ovan or Shino?
Shino is her real name, no particularly special meaning. Ovan, no idea...

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Post by Kaoshima » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:25 am

Narayu wrote:
End of a Shadow wrote:
Kay wrote: :shock: You do know Hotaru is a girl right?!
He's a he :wink: check out .hack//Unplugged in the manga or the sound drama file .hack//Lets Meet Offline.
I can't remember what issue of Legend of the twilight refers hotaru.

Reki to Ouka and Mereille(can't spell):He and some girl with a sick grunty went to the valley of hades to battle cerebus. So there,.
While Hotaru's character model is a girl, and is refered to as a girl online, the controversy is whether or not the offline player is a girl or boy. But ultimately, there's not enough evidence on either side to prove anything. And it's not like it really matters anyway, the story is predominantly online, not offline.

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Post by Tylec » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:43 pm

A thought: assuming Ovan's name is Latin in origin and not Japanese, then the root of his moniker is 'ova', the plural of ovum, or egg.

Eggs are a type of seed birthing living creatures,
Corbenik is modeled after a seed,
Ovan is titled 'The Rebirth'.



Or maybe he just likes Greek poetry and named himself after the exiled writer Ovid?

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Post by Kuukai » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:52 am

Yeah, that makes the most sense to me. The only other possible explanation is that it's an anagram for "nova"...

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