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Author: Simplemindead

Rename to "Akane-Iro"?  Close [Copy link]

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Post time 2013-2-18 10:39:08 |Show all posts
I think the issue is just that Akaneiro doesn't immediately look like a Japanese word when romanized.

Also, unless I'm mistaken the kanji should be 茜色 ("madder red"), based on the game's FAQ, which I bring up only because it's been written out incorrectly a few times in this thread. Incidentally, Little Red Riding Hood is actually known as Akazukin-chan, or 赤ずきんちゃん (roughly "little miss red hood") in Japan. Quite an innocent name, with no opportunity for cool wordplay.

Anyway, I don't think the hyphen would look very aesthetically pleasing in the logo, and it's probably a bit late to rebrand (not that I can think of any cool Japanese titles that could relate back to Little Red Riding Hood, anyway).

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Post time 2013-2-21 19:16:48 |Show all posts
imaginaari replied at 2012-11-18 02:52
Okami have "capitalized" I in logo and nobody refer to is as "OkamI"
btw. it looks like "ōkAMI" wh ...

Where did you get that picture from?

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Post time 2013-2-21 23:30:23 |Show all posts
Edited by decomposes at 2013-2-21 23:31

Voted yes because it is grammatically correct.

@admin: It is true that the name is easier to "google" for with the way it is now, but you're already heading down the wrong road if everything you do is about advertising. I would have more respect for the game if it was spelled the way the Japanese culture spells it. I am American but I am sick of the way the American mentality reconfigures something so it brings higher capital gain.

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Post time 2013-2-22 06:11:01 |Show all posts
I like the current name. Akaneiro sounds good! I think it's too late to change the name anyway, since the game already released and all!

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Post time 2013-2-22 06:21:59 |Show all posts
Edited by Origami at 2013-2-21 23:24
Duke replied at 2013-2-21 12:16
Where did you get that picture from?

the Akaneiro one? From American McGee's flickr.

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Post time 2013-2-22 06:44:15 |Show all posts
lol... it has like over 1k pictures on 58 pages.... never gonna find it xD

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Post time 2013-2-23 03:11:46 |Show all posts
Edited by mokaiba at 2013-2-23 03:13
Tako replied at 2012-11-15 16:59
The title name is AKANEIRO, and people should be pronounce it correctly. AKA NE IRO

Might as well pronounce the vowels the same way Japanese do.

A-KA-NE-I-RO
ah-ka-knee-e-roh  <--close enough

A - ”ah”
I - ”ee/e”
U - ”oo/h”
E - ”eh”
O - ”oh”
N - ”n”

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