Echo|Fox (
Sun, 31 Dec 2000 13:31:23 -0700 (MST)

So what happens in 2003 (or whenever) when ZZ airs in North America? Most
people don't get the whole R/L transposition thing, so it would be rather
confusing to have her name written one way and pronounced another.
Think they'll adjust one or the other to "assist" North American fans?
On a somewhat related note, is there anyone from First Gundam who would
pose such a problem? I can't think of any off the top of my head, save for
Char (but Shar/Sha isn't a big stretch)

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On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, -Z- wrote:

> > Haven't seen all of ZZ yet, nor do I plan to, but I'm confused about some
> > characters names. I've heard of Ple Two, Elpe Puru, Puru Two. How are
> > these all related? I could swear that Plue Two and Puru (Plu?) Two are
> > the same thing just spelled differently for some reason. Can someone tell
> > me who these guys (or are they girls??) are?
> As Romanized in a couple of illustrations in which she wears a monogrammed
> jacket, the name of the 10-year-old Newtype in ZZ is Elpeo Ple -- an almost
> palindrome that is also an anagram of the English word "people" and sounds like
> "E-ru-pi Pu-ru" in the Japanese phonetic system. "Elpe Puru" is a phonetic
> rendering of the name used by most fans for clarity, since the Elpeo Ple
> spelling is invariably pronounced differently by everyone who see it without
> having heard it first.
> Elpeo Ple made her debut in Episode 19, where she displayed her habit of
> crooning her own name like the sound of a motor: "Pu-ru-pu-ru-pu-ru-pu-ruuuu!"
> Ple-2 ("Pu-ru-tsu") is a clone of Elpeo Ple who appears in Episode 36. Her
> vital statistics are identical to Ple's, with the exception of birthdate, which
> is not given but presumed to be the same. Although only the two are ever seen,
> it's implied that there are more, all cloned from the original at birth to
> create a stockpile of Newtypes. The remaining Ple clones were all destroyed
> before they could be activated as a small army to be led by Ple-2.
> -Z-
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