Thursday, June 23, 2016

So, Breath of the Wild's Japanese Logo...

What the nyan is with this Japanese logo?

I mean, okay, I don't live in Japan obviously. I spent a month there but I didn't spend much time in game stores (because I was so busy playing Maimai at the arcades and buying Magic Kaito merchandise COUGH COUGH). But... I'm preeetty sure the few copies of Zelda games I saw there used the English Zelda logo for the "Legend of Zelda" part with a Japanese subtitle. A quick Google search kinda confirms that, with all of the Zelda logos showing Japanese subtitles except for the first few games.

(Stolen from Pintrest.)

Now, of course, most of them have the classic "ゼルダの伝説 (Zeruda no densetsu)" written below so that Japanse people can understand too. But... let's take a look at Breath of the Wild's logo.

I saw the Breath of the Wild logo and I was... immensely confused for a second. I mean, why was there giant Japanese text at the top? Why was the English at the bottom? WHY ARE THE WORDS "THE LEGEND OF ZELDA" SO SMALL?

Of course, once I figured out that the kanji there means LEGEND, I was blown away. They're using the Japanese "Zeruda no densetsu" as the main portion of the logo this time? Look, the English title is so small in comparison, and doesn't even use the typical word layout that we've seen since Ocarina of Time!

I mean, I probably only find this interesting because I'm a linguistics major who is currently learning Japanse, haha. But I find it so fascinating that... even in their Japanese logo, Nintendo is really sticking to their promise of "returning to Zelda's roots". Compare it to the original Zelda logo. Isn't it fascinating how they're even going back to that original Japanese dominance? I think it's so cool!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

E3 in... Dang it, Five Hours?

So. Uh. E3 starts in 5 hours.

I am... unbearably disappointed this year. Why? Because I grew up. And now I have a stupid job. And that stupid job is requiring me to work every morning on weekdays. And in the evenings as well on Tuesday. I will be working all freaking day... on the day that Zelda Wii U is being unveiled.

Growing older sucks.

So here I am, awake at 4 in the morning when I have to work at seven, mourning my inability for the first time since my watching E3 tradition started in 2010 to watch it live. It's funny how I never once considered that I might not actually be able to watch it live some day? I mean, it's summer, shouldn't I be totally free? ...No, no I am not. Means I don't get to play any Splatoon ever either, dangit...

But yeah. My tradition is screwed. And I'm screwed. One of my favorite parts of E3 was the Skype conversations I would have with my friends online, live as it happened. I have all my Skype conversations from E3 streams in the past saved somewhere on my computer. It's so awesome to look back on them and see my intial reactions. I won't have that this year. Perhaps I can write down my responses live elsewhere? ...But it's no fun when you're not doing it with someone else. :(

Oh well. But yeah. Figured I'd come on here and share my salt with the internet.

...Oh. Oh. Wait. This is my first post of 2016? This is my first post in a YEAR? Seriously???? Holy nyan. Well uh... I'd say I'm sorry, but... I don't really care and I kinda doubt there's anyone out there who does so, yeah. This blog is dead. Might come on here again after Zelda Wii U's reveal if I work up the motivation but otherwise, it's pretty dead. The only thing I could blog about these days are Magic Kaito fanfics! ...Because that's all I do. All day. At least when I'm not playing Splatoon. I could blog about Splatoon, but it'd probably just be me complaining about losing my S rank for the thousandth time.

Well, that's enough of that. じゃあ、また!