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I just got finished watching Episode 5. and it looks like the Japanese really do their research O_O There really is a book out there called The Lesser Key of Solomon =O And there really is a spirit called Amaymon. But it's spelled with a y and not an i. On the show, it's spelled with an i.

Now, I'm going to google search William, the bishop of Auvergne. All this occult stuff is kinda spooky.

Anyway, what do you think? Don't care? Find it spooky? Find it interesting? Find it offensive? Plus, there's my previous post. But one thing, it's something new. Something that you would never see in America. I highly doubt that an American would ever make a show like that. I think that a lot of people would be offended. Kinda like how people are with Lady Gaga's song Judas. But at the same time, that is why all our shows are so boring. When you see one, you've seen the all. All the shows now are either reality t.v. or repeats of other shows.

I'm just glad that I get to watch something totally new and different from the normal same old same old. Like with Demon King Daimao and Beelzebub. I'm so used to watching shows which are exactly the same that it's nice to watch something totally and completely different. and yes, Beelzebub, Ao no Exorcist, and Demon King Daimao are actually VERY different. Demon King is an ecchi, harem. Beelzebub is a comedy with a baby. and this show is all about being an exorcist and talks about priesthood.

And the True Cross things. Makes me think of the Knights Templar. Well, I hope this post doesn't offend or annoy anybody. I read "Lesser Key of Solomon." I remember Solomon's name from the Bible and they talked about it on the History channel. So, I googled it.

**Edit: So, I just looked up "lemegeton" and it looks like the whole name is lemegeton clavicula salomonis, which is also the Lesser Key of Solomon just like what it says in the anime. Wow! They really do go all out in doing their research. Looked up William, the bishoop of Auvergne on wikipedia. Didn't notice anything interesting about him.
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all of your post are pretty interesting. kinda makes me want to enjoy ao no exorcist even more.
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all of your post are pretty interesting. kinda makes me want to enjoy ao no exorcist even more.


Thank you very much. I put lots of research in all the anime I watch to enjoy the show more. Like in the anime The World God Only Knows. Kami means God, Hair, and Paper. So, I got some of the jokes that other people didn't notice. Like there was a pun with Paper Only Knows. It was supposed to be a pun involving the show. But I think that I was the only one who got it. Hair is kaminoke, but it's kami for short.

I guess that you could say I hate being stupid? I just hate being ignorant. Having people know stuff that I don't. and yes, I DO get irritated when I notice a mistranslation. You can bet that I point it out. I'm like,"That's not translated properly!" Worst part is, I'm a beginner at Japanese. People who are fluent are probably ready to rip their hair out. "hai" means "yes" NOT "yes sir."

And the better I learn Japanese, the more I want to help viewers understand the inside jokes.
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yinfire:

"hai means "yes" NOT "yes sir."


I simply wish to point out that Japanese translates into English subjectively. The term "hai" does not directly translate to "yes," it is more so an affirmative. Therefore, if a translator thinks that "yes sir" or "of course" is more appropriate to the context than a simple "yes," then that is what they will use.

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I simply wish to point out that Japanese translates into English subjectively. The term "hai" does not directly translate to "yes," it is more so an affirmative. Therefore, if a translator thinks that "yes sir" or "of course" is more appropriate to the context than a simple "yes," then that is what they will use.


+1.

And yinfire, yep. Manga artists are really amazing I must say.
Specially those manga/anime that contains demons, fantasies, super natural w/e there is to amuse us.

D.Gray-Man is a good example imo.
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I simply wish to point out that Japanese translates into English subjectively. The term "hai" does not directly translate to "yes," it is more so an affirmative. Therefore, if a translator thinks that "yes sir" or "of course" is more appropriate to the context than a simple "yes," then that is what they will use.


+1.

And yinfire, yep. Manga artists are really amazing I must say.
Specially those manga/anime that contains demons, fantasies, super natural w/e there is to amuse us.

D.Gray-Man is a good example imo.



I never seen or heard of D. Gray-Man before. Is it any good? What's it about?
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I actually just finished the anime hours ago. Anime has a total of 103 episodes. But the manga is still on-going like Katekyo Hitman Reborn.
For me, as a guy, it`s good.I like it.

This is rather a shounen anime. But not fully one sided, meaning girls could watch it also. It wouldn`t bore them (probably).

So I cannot assure you if you`d like it fully.

But you can give it a try. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.Gray-man
If "Dark" can be called a genre, then it has a mixture of it.

Well that`s about it.
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D-Gray man is very good, I couldn't get into the manga though, but the anime brought me up to it
Anyway i like this post:) When you compared the japanese culture to American society, of how we cannot accept a song like Judas from Lady Gaga, but japanese can make a series of anime with fictitious characters while using a variety of demonic names, which a bad one the lesser key of solomon. I can't begin to think the comments on this show if it was showed on Adult Swim, since I know about 4 families in my area that don't even let their children see Pokemon or Dragonball Z because a random person said they were made by the devil lmao. If the Lesser Key of Solomon came up though, jesus lol.

back on topic. I don't think an American would be able to post there show up and have it recognized so well as Blue Exorcist does. But we're also not anime/manga oriented society(yet). And also, I dont think I would call American Anime, "anime" xD lol, liiike, Teen Titans was a pretty big cartoon when it was showing, it technically does have some anime features to it, as well as power puff girls, and Avatar the Last Air Bender were all pretty big cartoon's, but I still wouldn't call them anime. Afro-Samuria got a pretty big kick, even though it was Japanese-Anime it was made for America since it's original dub was english. I'm thinking that maybe soon we'll start seeing more imaginitive and witty/anti-social anime's, since i'm pretty sure thousands if not millions of people are already watching japanese anime:) If Blue Exorcist was american made, I would watch it and not complain:) We probably speak for a lot of people just like us
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ichogo05 wrote:

I actually just finished the anime hours ago. Anime has a total of 103 episodes. But the manga is still on-going like Katekyo Hitman Reborn.
For me, as a guy, it`s good.I like it.

This is rather a shounen anime. But not fully one sided, meaning girls could watch it also. It wouldn`t bore them (probably).

So I cannot assure you if you`d like it fully.

But you can give it a try. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.Gray-man
If "Dark" can be called a genre, then it has a mixture of it.

Well that`s about it.



Ah! Thank you very much. I appreciate this ^^
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yinfire wrote:
"hai" means "yes" NOT "yes sir."


The only Japanese I know is from anime, but even I can tell you that it is used as a way of saying "yes sir".
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D-Gray man is very good, I couldn't get into the manga though, but the anime brought me up to it
Anyway i like this post:) When you compared the japanese culture to American society, of how we cannot accept a song like Judas from Lady Gaga, but japanese can make a series of anime with fictitious characters while using a variety of demonic names, which a bad one the lesser key of solomon. I can't begin to think the comments on this show if it was showed on Adult Swim, since I know about 4 families in my area that don't even let their children see Pokemon or Dragonball Z because a random person said they were made by the devil lmao. If the Lesser Key of Solomon came up though, jesus lol.

back on topic. I don't think an American would be able to post there show up and have it recognized so well as Blue Exorcist does. But we're also not anime/manga oriented society(yet). And also, I dont think I would call American Anime, "anime" xD lol, liiike, Teen Titans was a pretty big cartoon when it was showing, it technically does have some anime features to it, as well as power puff girls, and Avatar the Last Air Bender were all pretty big cartoon's, but I still wouldn't call them anime. Afro-Samuria got a pretty big kick, even though it was Japanese-Anime it was made for America since it's original dub was english. I'm thinking that maybe soon we'll start seeing more imaginitive and witty/anti-social anime's, since i'm pretty sure thousands if not millions of people are already watching japanese anime:) If Blue Exorcist was american made, I would watch it and not complain:) We probably speak for a lot of people just like us


Yeah. Exactly, we can't accept a song like Judas from Lady Gaga. That is just making a mountain out of a molehill. You must remember that America was founded by Christianity. But damn, I think we are too over the top. I mean, good God. Judas by Lady Gaga is no big deal. If you don't like it, then don't listen to it. It's as simple as that. But people just make mountains out of molehills.

I know how you feel. I grew up in a Pentacostal Christian household. I wasn't allowed to celebrate Halloween because it's the devil's holiday. How stupid is that? Obviously, it had the reverse effect on me. Now, all my favourite anime has to deal with the supernatural :p and yes, I've read the Lesser Key of Solomon. It's a different read. It's like entirely in old English or whatever. It was hard for me to read and understand. But it's mainly just filled with demonic names. and then later, I hear some of these demonic names in anime. and it's like o_O Growing up in a Christian household and as an American. It's just like WHOA. o_O If something like this was in America, it would be a BIG POLITICAL issue. I could SEE the mob, now. I mean, I remember people making a big issue out of Harry Potter. So, Jesus, an anime like this in America. Lord help us all.

Yeah. Funny thing is anime is VERY popular. I mean, people would make a big fuss if this was on Adult Swim. However, Blue Exorcist seems to be a big hit. But Jesus, don't like it, don't watch it. I don't see why people want to argue and fight. If you don't like it, just don't watch it. But don't go around ruining things for other people.
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