Mark Simmons (scorpio@best.com)
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 10:39:45 -0700


ROBOTICK asks,

>Thanks a lot, but I'm still curious about the literal translation of
>"Shinigami." I know that a lot of you know Japanese, so could you please
>translate this word/name?

  Literally, it's "God of Death". Figuratively, it means the
personification of Death, so "Grim Reaper" or "Angel of Death" would be
the best English translations. (Credit to Mixx's Gundam Wing comic for
the latter, which strikes me as the best rendition.)

-- Mark

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