Re: [gundam] What next? pipedream sequels!

Jim Huang (tyhuang@OCF.Berkeley.EDU)
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:02:37 -0800

On 27 Feb 99, at 3:29, Chien Ting Chin wrote:

> > Interesting. Explain what you mean by this statement. I'm not familiar
> > with this term "Genki". Are you suggesting that Tomino believes that there
> > is a different social order that will supercede our modern industrial one?


> principle or something. And that will be what Tomino calls "Genki".

I think I created some confusion here unintentionally. I still stand
behind "Will to live" as an acceptable translation for "Genki" based
on the context of surrounding texts. I realized "Genki" has mulitple
meaning, and is one of the more well-know Japanese word, so I
appended it behind my translation to hedge. In other word, when I
have some doubt about my translation, I add the original word
behind it. (That's just a personal style.) There is no need to attribute
too much mystical property to that term.

According to my Kenkyusha's New College Japanese-English
Dictionary 4th Edition:

Genki: vigor; energy; vitality; pep and health

Sorry for the confusion I caused

Jim Huang
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