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Which name for Frog's sword is better?

Masamune
28 (58.3%)
Grandleon
13 (27.1%)
New name (might be applied to the JPN version AND the English version)
0 (0%)
New name (JPN version only)
0 (0%)
New name (English version only)
1 (2.1%)
We should be allowed to name it.
6 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 46

Author Topic: Masamune or Grandleon?  (Read 9270 times)

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 08:17:05 am »
I like Masamune~. Grandleon's awesome too, though.

...go Purism!

Uhh... no.

I was being mostly sarcastic...Though I am, when it comes to translations anyways, more of a purist...

There's a localization here. Shall I burn it?

> Burn it
> Leave it alone
> Scream at it

>Leave it alone

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2008, 09:22:25 am »
No, thanks.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008, 08:01:10 pm »
There's a localization here. Shall I burn it?
lmfao, fantastic.

And, like V and Acacia Sgt said, the Masamune was a katana, that's kinda what I was hinting at. Even though it's been used as a sword in other games (including FFI), it's always been based on an actual katana. So, regardless of the context, it's been giving off that vibe.

Ex and Calibur have to be the coolest names we've heard so far for the "player should be allowed to name it" option though. And ironically it came from someone who voted for Grandleon.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2008, 08:07:55 pm »
Ex and Calibur have to be the coolest names we've heard so far for the "player should be allowed to name it" option though. And ironically it came from someone who voted for Grandleon.

Who was that?

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2008, 08:14:05 pm »
Well V said it, but it was based on your Exca and Libur suggestion.

And if the dream creatures were female, if the sword were wimpier, and if it was for Crono, I'd totally suggest Kat and Ana as names for Masa and Mune. :P

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2008, 08:21:27 pm »
Technically it was based on a character's weapons I already had developed for the Compendium's long defunct fanfic Project ZEAL...But whatever...>_>

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2008, 08:24:09 pm »
Right, right, I meant he mentioned it which kinda caused you to mention your shiznit.



Anyhow...swords...yeah...

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2008, 08:44:50 pm »
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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2008, 01:57:16 am »
Personally, I would choose Grandleon. Yeah, because English is not my native language.
But I think Masamune is a great translation, maybe either Grand or Leon(or Dream, their sister) are just too common/plain for such mystic creatures?
Maybe that's why they use Terra instead of Tina for Final Fantsy VI? (I've no intuition for that though...)

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 04:27:00 am »
Meh... It doesn't matter. The name isn't what defines the Masamune/Granleon; but rather it's the concept that evokes its true nature.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2008, 05:16:04 am »
Maybe that's why they use Terra instead of Tina for Final Fantsy VI? (I've no intuition for that though...)

Yeah, I remember reading somewhere that Terra was chosen instead because, as opposed to Japan (where the name would have sounded exotic), Tina was a common name in the US and thus lost impact.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2008, 01:16:04 pm »
What's not common about Terra? It's just a stupid spelling for Tara/Tarah as far as I see...I've never known a Tina, myself...I just like Tina more too...And now there's going to actually be a FF character named Terra...>_>

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2008, 02:40:36 pm »
Terra is another word for earth or land, also a kind of mountain on the moon. I've never met anyone named Terra, so it seems outlandish enough for me.

And I prefer Masamune, probably because I didn't know about the real Masamune when I first played this game. Besides, Grandleon just doesn't sound as deadly or powerful.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2008, 10:16:16 am »
I chose Grandleon simply because the sword doesn't look like a Japanese sword and it's meant to be weilded by a midieval knight.

Something more like Excalibur would have been cool.

Haha... can you imagine the kids being called Exca and Libur?

The two name thing is not good if you had no idea what you were doing, you might name the legendary sword something like Billyjim

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2008, 01:14:33 pm »
We already talked about the sword being named Excalibur.