Rodrick Su (rsu@tigana.com)
Sun, 20 Feb 2000 18:33:36 -0800


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@ml.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@ml.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of mirai y
> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 5:54 PM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Turn A Nomenclature
>
>
>
> > >And, for what it's worth, the name of Turn A's nominal protagonist is
> >given
> > >as Rolan Cehack....
> >
> > If his name were really "Rolan," why would he instantly pick up the
> >nickname "Laura"? Here, Loran/Loren/Lauren or something similar is a far
> >more plausible rendition.
>
> I agree. It's the Japanese confusion of L's and R's. In the show, the
> pronounciation is closest to Loran...
>
> Sort of like, they used "Sayla" in First Gundam, when it's really a kana
> rendition of the name "Sarah".
>
> BTW, I finally got to watch the first 8 episodes of Turn A. The
> character
> design and the animation took some getting used to, but I rather
> like it.
> (I could NEVER get used to the opening theme, however. It's
> really bad.)
> Anyone else with any opinions on the show?
>

The opening theme song isn't bad at all, when you knock out the "Turn-A"
chant. Otherwise, they actually got some singer from the '70s and sang the
song '70s stile.

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