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Postby Asugran233 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:57 pm

Whats up, I wanted to ask you why we Westerners use Japanese terms that come from Japan for things related to anime, eg: settei or seiyuu (although we also use the term "voice actor"), I wonder why we use these terms if they mean the same as in the west.

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:14 pm

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Postby Blockio » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:26 pm

The same reason why any other loanwords are used; because they are commonly used for something foreign and adopted uncritically, people think they sound cool, or sometimes just carry a specific connotation that a translated term would not have; for example the word kaiju describes a narrower scope of entities than "giant monster"
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Postby BernardoCairo » Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:00 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Posing.

Facts. The same reason why I use the Japanese names for the movies
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