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    Default What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    What I mean is, as you know, Satoshi is Ash, Dento is Cilan, and Hikari is Dawn. What do you like better? The Japanese names or the English names? I prefer the Japanese names since it sounds cooler.
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    i like the Japanese names the best!
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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    The Japanese names most definitely for the anime. For the games, however, I don't really care.

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    English, mostly because I'm just more used to them, and because I don't like to feel like an idiot mispronouncing and butchering the Japanese names. But I don't really have a super strong preference toward either, to be honest. I can deal with both.

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    I prefer English. I just can't get the hang of th Japanese ones.

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    The English ones, but I guess it's only just 'cause I've been used to them since a little kid.


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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    I do prefer some of the Japanese names over the English ones. For example I think Voltolos sounds better than Thundurus, however overall I prefer the English names of Pokemon. I don't think life would be the same if Kairyu wasn't called Dragonite.

    So I voted for English.

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    I prefer the English names for the majority - most likely because I've grown-up hearing them.

    Although the past couple of days I've been learning some of the German names because I've been discussing teams and gym leaders in the fourth and fifth generation games with a friend in Austria.
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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    The English names for both the humans and Pokemon just sound more natural. Even though Satoshi does sound pretty cool, Ash's name is just classic.
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    English because when translated, the Japanese names seem kinda bland and unoriginal (Ex: Vaporeon is named Showers in Japan).

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    English. I can't memorize Japanese names easily, and it's more difficult to understand the meaning behind them.

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouffalant Herdier View Post
    English. I can't memorize Japanese names easily, and it's more difficult to understand the meaning behind them.
    Like Mandibuzz's Japanese name :P

    For me I find English easier to remember but I prefer Japanese overall. It sounds more pleasant and natural to me.

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    English, because I find it more comfortable, and I can take the puns as they are XDD

    I love Wynaut's name XDD

    However, I do find some Japanese names interesting. Sudowoodo is 'Pseudo-wood', and it's Japanese name is Usoki, which means 'fake-tree' literally. They also use good puns and combinations of actual words.

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    To me it depends on which sounds better.:0P Like for the BW anime, I say Best Wishes rather than Black and White for i find Best Wishes to be more original than Black and White. And also for Ash's current male companion, I call him Dento. For the Pokie's I prefer Kibago over Axew and Yanappu over Pansage.

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    Default Re: What do you like better? The English names or the Japanese names?

    For the actual names of the Pokemon, I like English better. Although there are a few German names I like.
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