So someone asked me a question about the Time Spiral subtitles, namely, if the translation of GACKT’s line
“I left you in your childhood promising never to see you again”
This is, in fact, incorrect. Here’s a breakdown for Japanese learners/curious people:
osananajimi to wakarete
"Break up with childhood friend"
"not approach for entire life"
to yakusoku shite kuretara
"if promise that to me"
"I will tell"
So an accurate translation is more like “If you promise me that you will break up with your childhood friend and never see him again, I will tell you”.
I can see where the translator has gone wrong, they interpreted the first part as “break up as childhood friends and never see again" and they don’t understand conditionals (～たら if) and directional giving verbs (くれる do something for me), meaning they read the second half as “I told a promise to you" instead of "I will tell you if you promise me". (I guess they also ignored that the sentence is not past tense…)
Japanese’s lack of pronouns can be notoriously tricky, so it’s essential for translators to get things like directional giving verbs and passive verbs mastered, or you will have no idea who is doing what in a long sentence. It’s particularly dangerous because, not only is this one of the most common kind of errors, it often results in a translation saying the opposite of what it should.
Takumi: You got 300,000yen ($3000ish). Though you probably spend more than that on food in a day.
GACKT: That’s nonsense. I eat Cup Ramen every day, remember?
(I’m tired and kinda drunk and any attempt I make at an actual plot summary is going to come out worse than this so just read that one)
Well, I believe I warned people I went into this expecting to be frustrated with the writing. Even more ominously, the people who went to see the show before me were being rather cagey about what they thought. So how did it turn out?
wait if MOON SAGA II is set one month after the first one how did Yoshitsune manage to grow like 12 inches of extra hair?
Restaurant Feel, run by GACKT’s former private chef, Izumi, is holding Tamaly Bar themed events from Aug 16-18 (though it seems every day except the 16th is now booked out).
Tamaly Bar was Chef Izumi’s previous restaurant, located in an apartment owned by GACKT and only open to people who were both Dears members and had a separate membership for the restaurant itself. It closed down many years ago, so this is a rare opportunity.
Unfortunately I believe bookings have to be made by phone and in Japanese. Details are on the website http://kan-feel.com/
EDIT: I have heard that at least one person managed to make a booking in English via the contact form on the website.
watching game center vids like hi i am here for the slow disintegration of whatever sanity GACKT has left
i said this but now i’m looking at whoever picked spelunker like “calm down satan”