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Re: Ginga Headcanons

Post by methpring » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm

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Yes, Ken means sword but it's also a western name. George's case is more interesting because his name is pronounced like George, but the kanjis in his name can be romanized as Jōji (the Finnish translation went with this romanization too).
Does Jouji mean anything in Japanese?
From running it through Google translate real quick:

one meaning it gave me for Jōji (常時) is 'always', and another (女児) is... 'girl'. :derpgin:
For the first one I typed 'jouji' and it gave me the kanji translating to 'always', and the second I typed 'joji' and it gave me the other kanji.
Jouji's name is written in kanji 譲二, first part meaning "defer, turnover, transfer, convey", and the second part meaning "two". So no strait meaning.
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Re: Ginga Headcanons

Post by Doragon » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:35 pm

methpring wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Jouji's name is written in kanji 譲二, first part meaning "defer, turnover, transfer, convey", and the second part meaning "two". So no strait meaning.
I might be reading too much into this, but "defer" kinda fits Jouji's character in a sense as he blamed himself for getting Minnie killed and he was apparently afraid of water because of it for a long time (and he gets over it when he saves Reika). And two might refer to the fact that he is the second oldest son of Cross and Ben.

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Re: Ginga Headcanons

Post by Digsu » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:44 pm

Doragon wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:35 pm
methpring wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Jouji's name is written in kanji 譲二, first part meaning "defer, turnover, transfer, convey", and the second part meaning "two". So no strait meaning.
I might be reading too much into this, but "defer" kinda fits Jouji's character in a sense as he blamed himself for getting Minnie killed and he was apparently afraid of water because of it for a long time (and he gets over it when he saves Reika). And two might refer to the fact that he is the second oldest son of Cross and Ben.
I don't think "defer" has anything to do with blaming oneself or being afraid of something.

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Like I said in my post, 譲二 just happens to be a very common way of writing the name Jouji.

The "two" part definitely refers to him being the second son. Ji/二 shows up in the names of lots of characters who are the second oldest among their siblings (Kamajirou, Jiroumaru, etc).



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Re: Ginga Headcanons

Post by Doragon » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Digsu wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Doragon wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:35 pm
methpring wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Jouji's name is written in kanji 譲二, first part meaning "defer, turnover, transfer, convey", and the second part meaning "two". So no strait meaning.
I might be reading too much into this, but "defer" kinda fits Jouji's character in a sense as he blamed himself for getting Minnie killed and he was apparently afraid of water because of it for a long time (and he gets over it when he saves Reika). And two might refer to the fact that he is the second oldest son of Cross and Ben.
I don't think "defer" has anything to do with blaming oneself or being afraid of something.

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Like I said in my post, 譲二 just happens to be a very common way of writing the name Jouji.

The "two" part definitely refers to him being the second son. Ji/二 shows up in the names of lots of characters who are the second oldest among their siblings (Kamajirou, Jiroumaru, etc).
I didn't mean it like that: I meant that he kept postponing facing his fears for a very long time.

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Re: Ginga Headcanons

Post by Digsu » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:02 pm

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I didn't mean it like that: I meant that he kept postponing facing his fears for a very long time.
ooooohhh I see :derpgin:



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Re: Ginga Headcanons

Post by Densetsu No Kage » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:28 am

Ah, what the heck? Lemme take a crack at it:

:shiro:
Shiro never died when he fell off that cliff. He was injured and got amnesia just like Riki though. His body floated downstream (there was a river down in the ravine) enough to be in a town that wasn't close to Daisuke's, but close enough that the platoon leaders would come to recruit soldiers. A family finds him and nurses him back to health. He wasn't really haunted by not knowing what type of dog he was before he came to live with this family, but he's pretty content to sleep, eat and play with the young son and daughter of the family. He makes friends with some of the pets in the neighborhood and does hear whispering about this Akakabuto and a pack of wild dogs trying to take him down, but he pays it no mind.

He thinks fighting a bear is too dangerous and feels the need to protect his new family. After John fights with Riki and loses, John swears loyalty and is told to go meet up with Ben's platoon, but I believe he did stop in Shiro's town. John goes house to house asking each dog if they'll join the cause, he figured that him showing up with a "thank you present" for Ben might put him back in good graces. He asks around, but nobody seems that interested (I assume later on in the arc they'll answer the call). He comes to Shiro's yard and argues his case, but the older Akita turns him away. He says he admires John's bravery and wishes him luck. Before leaving the town and continuing on, John has the lingering thought of, "that white Akita...he smelled a lot like the Boss and Gin". Doesn't think much of it later on though.

:teru:
Teru did succumb to his injuries :( When Musashi, Jaguar and the others get back from being mended they do inform Kyoshiro of this. This is a guilt and sadness that Kyoshiro carries with him to this day. I'd say that some part of him, in the very back of his mind, is so rough and childish with Orion because he doesn't want another young dog to throw away his life against something so powerful.

FDQ's headcanon is excellent. I can't think of something more benefiting of Chutora. :chutora:

:tenka:
Tenka is an advanced version of what we know as Canis lupus familiaris i.e. the domesticated dog. He's hyper evolved, hence the weird psychic powers and huge ears. However, unlike P4 he was not born from a laboratory. He was born to a Great Dane and some sort of Setter-mix and lived a very ordinary life until a monsoon separated him from his family. One of the reasons he survived the onslaught of water is because of his extra webbed feet and ears. He taught himself how to hunt and gathered followers over the years. His scars are the result of a dominance battle that he won.

:weed:
Nothing really super interesting here. Weed has a scar in a place no one can see. It's very small and on the inside of one of his legs.

:daisuke:
Daisuke and Kazu broke up after the end of GDW. Kazu thought he was too devoted to taking care of all these dogs and she was right XD It's my belief that after this whole series is done with that he'll open the best shelter and care center in Japan for dogs.

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Koshiro did survive the fire and is currently living with an old lady. He keep waiting for his family to come find him, but he feels bad about having to leave this elderly woman. She really loves him and he loves her. Lots of nights of sitting by the fire and frequent visits to the market keep Koshiro sane. He does not know about his father's death.
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