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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

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Masamune or Grandleon?
« on: November 29, 2008, 10:17:22 am »
Just a thought. Delete the thread if not good.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 10:48:51 am »
I had never thought about being able to name it ourselves...  That's actually a great idea!  You could name one child, then the other (before finding out they were the Dream species that combines into the Masamune)... and then when they combine ("With ____'s bravery, and ____'s mind...") they become ____________!

Not a shabby idea...

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 10:52:02 am »
Thanks.

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WHO'S THE SAP WHO VOTED MASAMUNE!?  ROFL JK

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 10:56:00 am »
Thanks.

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WHO'S THE SAP WHO VOTED MASAMUNE!?  ROFL JK

I voted for Masamune. Japanese folklore is the bomb.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 11:02:59 am »
Thanks.

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WHO'S THE SAP WHO VOTED MASAMUNE!?  ROFL JK

I voted for Masamune. Japanese folklore is the bomb.

Really? You think the legendary sword should be made by one of the best swordsmiths around? (Fits now since Melchior is a good swordsman)

SD: Ugh, that seemed accusatory. Thing is, it wasn't.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 12:35:54 pm »
Well, considering that it was made by the best swordsmith in the Chronoverse, just as the Masamune was made by the revere swordsmith Masamune in the legend, I think it fits really well.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 12:40:02 pm »
True, that can work, but what about those people who don't like either name?

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 01:23:50 pm »
Wow, I'm the only one who voted for Grandleon? That's fine, I guess...Personally I think Masamune is an awesome name for a sword, but it's always given off a katana vibe...I don't know why. Grandleon though, that sounds like some epic broadsword.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 01:36:33 pm »
Wow, I'm the only one who voted for Grandleon? That's fine, I guess...Personally I think Masamune is an awesome name for a sword, but it's always given off a katana vibe...I don't know why. Grandleon though, that sounds like some epic broadsword.

You're probably thinking FF7. Whenever I tell anyone about Masamune, that's where they think it's a katana.

Edit: Also, Masamune is the best idea. Otherwise such an epiuc thing is going to turn into a madlib.
With Poo's bravery, and Pie's mind, they become Poopie!
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C'mon! You know since it's a kid's game someone would be immature enough to do that!
Either that or they'd pick names that make no sense together not realizing they merged into one...
With Flareman's bravery, and Coldbreath's mind, they become... Flaremancoldbreath?
« Last Edit: November 29, 2008, 01:40:03 pm by ONSLAUGHT »

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 02:13:57 pm »
I can see where you're coming from, but I suggested that in case someone didn't like it being called "Masamune" or "Grandleon"

Maybe if someone made it Excalibur. "Exca" and "Libur" would be awesome.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 03:38:16 pm »
Now THAT would be a good one. Maybe we'd even see King Arthur enter and have a sword duel with Frog then! Now that would be epic!

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 03:53:19 pm »
I think Ex & Calibur would be better (I once had a character with an axe & a knife of those names, respectively...oh yeah, that was for Project ZEAL!) for that scenario...Though I think Excalibur is overused & tacky sounding. I pretty much feel the same way with the Masamune...and the reason it gives off a "katana" vibe is because the legendary sword was a katana...or a wakizashi or whatever...in that family anyways, idk exactly...but it wasn't a damn broad sword.

Grandleon FTW because originality rules & I want what it's supposed to be, not whatever trite sword name the translator decides to give me...go Purism! >_<

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2008, 04:29:20 pm »

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2008, 08:32:41 pm »
I like Grandleon better. The name Masamune for the sword didn't seem well to me. I always think of katanas with this name, and no, no Final Fantasy game gave me that way of thinking, it's the origin itself. Masamune's swords were katanas, so it fits if they name a katana as Masamune, but not a sword with a western design, like the Grandleon.

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Re: Masamune or Grandleon?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 04:13:14 am »
...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?