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Zaji is a boy, right?

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Post #338495
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5:28 am, Nov 30 2009
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In the anime, Zaji's voice actor is a man, so this confirms it, right? I got confused because when I read the manga, they kept referring to Zaji as "she" and "her".

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3:41 pm, Nov 30 2009
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I think she is a girl, and japanese way of adressing is kinda strict, so I don't think translators would pass on that.

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9:29 pm, Nov 30 2009
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I think it was said the mangaka had trouble deciding for sure if it was a boy or a girl, but in recent chapters, I think the translators said Zaji was now or would be considered a boy. (Or until the mangaka decides otherwise) roll eyes Who really knows?

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3:24 am, Aug 3 2010
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What I heard was that Zaji was originally a girl, but got turned into a guy for the anime...
It's weird I know. Should this be classified as a gender-bender as well thenconfused O_O

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Post #411618 - Reply to (#338552) by tsuto

6:06 pm, Oct 2 2010
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I think she is a girl, and japanese way of adressing is kinda strict, so I don't think translators would pass on that.

It's just the opposite, there is no such thing as "he" or "she" in japanese, so the translators can't know if Zazie is a boy or not.

Since he is voiced by a man in the anime, he is a boy. The anime is an official thing, and the mangaka is needed for things like this to decide. If he said Zazie was a girl, s/he would've gotten a female voice actor. It's that simple.

Post #415997
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3:52 am, Oct 16 2010
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If anyone is still wondering...

In JAC's release of Chapter 20, there was a translator's note. It was an apology for referring to Zaji as "she" and "her" as they wanted him to be taken as a tomboyish female although he is obviously male.

This goes by kirabook's comment.

"to the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world."

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" (from Hamlet, Wm. Shakespeare; Act II, scene ii)

(Even though the quote above is from Hamlet, I first saw it in a Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer on YouTube ^o^)
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5:07 am, Mar 10 2011
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He's a guy. I'd be sad otherwise.

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