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41 minutes ago, SMS007 said:

Am I to understand that Michael Blanc's legal given name「ミハエル」/ (Mihaeru) is the Hebrew form of the name while his nickname "Michel"「ミシェル」/ (Misheru) is the French form?

His legal name is "Michael", which is the commonly-used Hebrew-derived version of the name... though he's noted as answering to both the French and Russian equivalents of the name as well.

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I thought "Gamlin" was the official romanized spelling of ガムリン. Different departments just not telling each other?

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1 hour ago, SMS007 said:

I thought "Gamlin" was the official romanized spelling of ガムリン. Different departments just not telling each other?

Officially, yeah... what they've printed there is pretty much a straight pronunciation of the katakana.

Gamlin's one of those unlucky characters who practically lives the Spell My Name with an "S" trope.  Even the Macross 7 PLUS episode that features him joining the New UN Forces in the 37th Large Scale Long Distance Emigrant Fleet has a different variant spelling (the episode title being "TOP GAMRIN").

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How about Mylene's pet「グババ」?

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21 hours ago, SMS007 said:

How about Mylene's pet「グババ」?

That's almost always presented exactly as it's read: "Gubaba".

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Alright... just spent the past 45 min to 1 hour debugging my site... just to learn that the host doesn't allow "Sharon Apple Incident" (I think it's more like "Apple Incident").

So, dear readers, please inform me if any translations are still unavailable, and don't mind the "Sharon Apple Insident" misspelling...

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Great Mechanics.DX 4http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTgreatMechanics/OTgreatmechanics.php#GMDX

Finally got around to encoding the revised and mucho extended translation of that article (long story short, motivation petered out... as it stands, the later half is still unpolished.)

What's new: the articles before the VF stats (the 3 pillars of Macross, Macross F Keywords, VF-25 text, Successive Generations Of Macross Productions, and the genealogy of VFs - now in picture form!)

 

Edit:  the Great Mechanics table of contents has also been enhanced: http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTgreatMechanics/OTgreatmechanics.php

I've added the Macross content (or lack thereof) in Great Mechanics #6, and #9, as well as Great Mechanics G #2017 Winter and #2018 Spring.

It's not much, but it should be a useful guide for fellow fans looking for Macross mecha related content.

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On 12/31/2017 at 12:23 PM, Seto Kaiba said:

His legal name is "Michael", which is the commonly-used Hebrew-derived version of the name... though he's noted as answering to both the French and Russian equivalents of the name as well.

Makes perfect sense, since Blanc is French for "white", implying a French heritage.  So in France, he'd be known as Michel Blanc (Michael White in English)

 

I've argued that his name was Michael all along on these boards and "some" just can't get past the Japanese limited ability to pronunciation of Western names.

Ererika (or however fans wrote it)  is clearly pronounced Eureka in the Eureka 7 series, but fans and dubbers pathetically tried to emulate how the Japanese actors tried to pronounce it.  Only one Japanese actress ever pronounced it correctly.

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I really should get around to buying the Frontier movies on Blu-Ray so I can see how the official English subtitles in anime render his legal name versus his nickname. 

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