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Asuka in episode 9

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Postby V » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:34 pm

In the opening of episode 9 a boy says "since Asuka was raised over there but born here"

is this boy simply wrong? Was Asuka physically born in Japan, or Germany? Oh even if she was born physically in Japan, she'd have moved to Germany when she was too young to remember anything. So it makes no practical difference except for stupid immigration and citizenship laws.

But I thought it established that Asuka is "from" Germany
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Postby Hazukari » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:37 pm

...my only guess is that it was an oppsie or typo in the script and thats how they said it
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Postby Reichu » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:30 pm

The dialogue is 「帰国子女だろ? やっぱススンでんのかな?」. 帰国子女 refers to a child returning to his or her country from overseas, so that part is pretty unambiguous. I'm not good enough to offer an independent interpretation of the whole thing, but ADV and LTP's translations line up here.

Asuka being physically born in Japan doesn't actually disagree with anything, that I'm aware.
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Postby NemZ » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:55 pm

Probably just a further hint of Asuka's charlie-dog status.
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