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05 December 2004 @ 01:32 pm
Haruko vs Hakuro? (the answer!)  
Okay, since this has been mentioned multiple times, I thought it deserved its own entry so that it doesn't get lost amongst all the comments. I posted a comment on Mike McFarland's journal asking about what was with the whole Hakuro/Haruko thing, here is the answer he gave:

"Well, the spelling and pronunciation came up in question, because it was written both ways in the materials we received from Japan. When we asked the Japanese about it, they said "Go with Haruko", and so we did. Believe it or not, almost anything in question about this show is decided that way: by asking the source. We really do care, and want to do right by the show..."

So there you have it. There was confusion, they asked the Japanese, the Japanese said to use "Haruko".

Now just waiting to see his response on the Riza/Liza thing, if that gets a reply soon enough I'll just edit this and add that in.
Feriawithout_reason on December 5th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC)
That's a really weird choice though... o_O;
light_hohenheim on December 5th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm curious why the japanese would say use Haruko when in the anime they clearly say Hakuro shogun lol
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ACacdragonmaster on December 5th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
Mm, I specifically asked about the katakana, even wrote it in my question. I'm taking his answer as meaning that when they got the scripts from the Japanese company, in there the spelling was inconsistant, so they asked. And that's the answer they got.
Marikaitou_marina on December 5th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
Well, this time, it was clearly the Japanese writers for the anime who screwed up. Not the dubbers. Ah well, it REALLY doesn't matter in the long run XD He's not really THAT important.
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
I read a post from Lance of Funimation that the spelling of "Liza" in the subtitle was incorrect. The name is Riza, and they'll be sending a corrected tape with the proper spelling to Cartoon Network for reruns.
(Anonymous) on December 5th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
Might as well post the link to the post. The post was made at Toon Zone. It can be found here (http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?t=128181&page=3).

Lance's post is #55.