Is that how that goes? I'm not quite sure...since usually April Fools is filled with jokes and sometimes you're not happy if you're in the receiving end of it. For those of you who know of Cardcaptor Sakura/Cardcaptors, did you know that Sakura Kinomoto (the heroine) was born on April 1st? Okay maybe April Fools isn't celebrated in Japan (is it?) but I thought that was cool.
Okay what I'm about to tell you is not a joke. For those following the Last Airbender movie, M. Night had an interview with whoever manages the website Lastairbenderfans.com, and it talked about casting. He pretty much said that anime is ambiguous when it comes to race--so we shouldn't jump to conclusions that everyone should be Asian in the Avatarverse. I didn't mind that so much, I thought it was pretty spot on.
I mean...for those who have watched Sailor Moon...no one still knows what exactly Pluto's ethnicity is.
What DID bother me was they'll be pronouncing certain names different from the show: Sokka's, Aang's, and Iroh's. Everyone (including me) was accusing Rathbone of mispronouncing his character's name like "soh-ka" (like what Hahn did) and apparently it's b'cuz that's how it's going to be said in the movie. Thoughts?
dirobi I know you MUST have something to say.
I'm really not kidding! This part where M. Night says this is in the UFO (I think) interview. You can find the link on Lastairbenderfans.com.
I think I can manage the whole "Soh-ka" thing, but Iroh's name is going to be pronounced "EE-roh" instead of "EYE-roh."
As for Aang, I think it's pronounced the same way it was in the Japanese dubbed of Avatar--
where instead of Aang starting like how "angle" does, the A is "uh."
Oh and for those who read Bleach, I'm sorry, but I have a very difficult time believing that Aizen knew of Ichigo since
he was born and he's been manipulating events to his advantage. I think Dirobi calls it God-moding.