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30 January 2011 @ 04:39 pm
Translation question: the elusive Mrs Miles  
I have a highly important nerding question for you all. So, maryh10000 clued me into something that rocked my world today: the line where Major Miles says he's married may be maybe possibly a mistranslation!

*_*

Remember how Miles casually mentions his wife in that one panel? Thus causing all kinds of interesting stuffs for fic writers who want to tackle the Major's romantic life or inner workings because a) we know nothing about her so have to put our thinking caps on and work out what kind of lady we think she is and/or b) Miles is hot and we want to ship him with people.

Apparently, the wife he refers to is his father's.

The panel in question is on page 17 of Chapter 65, in Volume 16. I don't have the Viz volume in question, drat, but I hear they translated it as "my father's wife" rather than "my wife". Can anyone confirm this sighting?

I also do not read Japanese, frandammit, but I do have the original Japanese version of the panel in question, if any Japanese-speakers here fancy tackling it. Help a loser fangirl out! It's what Olivia would want.



Here's the scanlation from onemanga:


Here's the original Japanese (from Vol 16 rather than Shonen Gangan, all you nitpickers):
 
 
Hello unknown guestbrinylon on January 30th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
I really loved Japan, it was everything I hoped it would be: beautiful, quirky, a paradise for fangirls ;p I'm definitely going back again.
bob_fishbob_fish on January 30th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
I want to go so much! Until then, I shall have to make do with anime and katsudon from the local Japanese delivery place. Nom nom nom.