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Post #788606

5:26 pm, Feb 5 2021
Posts: 99

Hi! In the translation of a number of works, some publishers or localization teams have decided to "westernize" names. So, just creating a thread for those who'd like to know the characters' original names. Personally, I like how it enhances story (see the Sailor Moon example below), but I know it's also a good way to find that sweet, sweet international community of fanart πŸ˜€ and participate in wider fandoms.

To avoid being overwhelming, I'm mostly focusing on main characters. Here's a few of my favorites and a few I've stumbled across (spelling's may vary):

Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura (no change), Li Syaoran (Li is his family name), Yukito, Touya
Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Usagi, Mamoru (literally means "protect"β€”yes, he do πŸ˜€), Ami, Rei, Makoto, Minako
Super Secret: Eunho, Gyeonwo, Seungwoo
Wild City: Jin Woo, Tae Ho
Fools (Yeongha): Kwon Eungi, Choi Jeongwoo
The 10 Years I loved you the most: He Zhishu, Jiang Wenxu
Mamma Mian (Mother, I'm Sorry): Gong Hyochan, Geum-ok
A Nonsense Relationship: Youngjin, Sanghyun, Hoyeon
Walk on Water: Park Yeowoon (in one of the early panels, the translators changed the character's name, but not the email address with his initials πŸ˜‰)

Community additions:
Masked Woman: Eom Boran, Kwon Sehu, Huse (submitted by Glowtoads)

It would be great to see more names added to this thread, and I'll try to update this top post with them as well! If this list continues to grow, I'll separate titles by genre to make finding them easier πŸ™‚. Thank you!

Last edited by Carmella at 11:34 am, Mar 25

Post #789241

4:52 pm, Mar 14 2021
Posts: 99


Post #789248
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8:41 pm, Mar 14 2021
Posts: 2

In Masked Woman, Eom Boran becomes Viola Lim, and Kwon Sehu becomes Harrison Kwon. The character Sehu inspires also changes from Huse to Harry.

Post #789452 - Reply to (#789248) by glowtoads

11:36 am, Mar 25 2021
Posts: 99

Thank you and updated! πŸ˜ƒ

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