Anybody know Japanese (Kanji)?

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  1. vashgs
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    Hoping to find somebody to translate these characters:

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    I appreciate it. For the full story behind the characters, read here.
     
  2. gameboy13

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    I wish I knew Japanese, but I don't.
     
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  4. Urza

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    lol'd.
     
  5. PyroSpark

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    Come on...someone has to know. >_>
     
  6. vashgs
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    Lul. Well played.
     
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    far away from you..
    It is a traditional chinese word.

    斬 means cut somebody's head down.

    奪 means rob something owned by other people.
     
  8. vashgs
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    I appreciate it [​IMG]

    EDIT: Any information on the little red square in the bottom right? I was thinking maybe a signature or something, but who knows?
     
  9. alukadoo

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    Yes it is a signature , but hard to read though.

    left word is ?,which means cloud.

    right word I can't recognize
     
  10. vashgs
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    Thanks very much for your time. You've been very helpful [​IMG]
     
  11. alukadoo

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    You're welcome .

    The sinagure used in the old print is always hard to read, only person who are very familiar with the traditional words can recognize them all.

    I finally got the meaning of 雙, which means double.
     
  12. elixirdream

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    ? - slash, chop, cut (i would prefer to the word slash)
    ? - take away

    yeah... the red words are signature of the author
    normally it represents the guy who wrote/draw that

    actually for old scripts/drawings and etc
    you should read right to left and not left to right [​IMG]

    EDIT: over here it make more sense to read from left to right [​IMG]
     
  13. waffle1995

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    elixirdream you know japanese.
    that cool.

    i wish i knew so i can play some of the japanese rpg for ds
     
  14. Cyan

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    That stamp/signature (Hanko) is still used for every administrative usage, and often for personal writing too.
    I already received postcard with these stamp from my Japanese friend's family.
    They (usually ?) have different hanko for either it is administrative of daily basis.

    The stamp must be registered at the prefecture to be officially linked to it's user.
    The kanji of their name is usually "deformed" to look more round-shaped, or square-shaped.


    That's the only few thing I know, I which I could help more here [​IMG]


    Edit : I recognize the second Kanji in the signature, but I don't have access to my kanji program right now (I'm at work).
    I'll search this evening if nobody found it first.
    But, even with the kanji meaning, we can't read the real artist name if we don't know how to pronounce them correctly.
    Edit again : sorry, didn't find it, that's strange I thought I already saw it.

    Edit 2 : more Hanko informations
     
  15. elixirdream

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    Waffle,

    Kanji = Chinese
    so knowing 1 = knowing both [​IMG]
    90% of them shares the same meaning

    give you an example
    ARIGATOU - ??? - thank you (japanese)

    ?? - having trouble/difficulties (chinese)
     
  16. Slyakin

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    Slashing off the head and taking their stuff? Sounds like a mugging to me...
     
  17. vashgs
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    Good call on this one, guys! Kojima's producer confirmed during Microsoft's press conference that the English translation is "cut" and "take".