>The upgraded version of the Zaku in Zeta Gundam is referred to as the "Hi-Zack"Suddenly I'm realizing, is the "Zaku" actually meant to be "Zack" this whole time, and the fact that people call it Zaku is simply because of a mistranslation that was never corrected and eventually it just stuck?
>>22265670It says Zaku and Hizack on the model boxes. It's not.
ザク (Zaku) vs ザック(Zaaku/Zack) OP. they aren't written nor pronounced the same in Japanese.
>>22265688Because the names have stuck and it's too late to change them at this point, but I just wonder if the original intention was different and they simply accepted the spelling as canon because everyone was used to it.
>>22265689>>22265688>>22265670>ザックIt's stupid regardless. Why change the name when it's literally a fucking Zaku with some extra doodads?
>>22265689This doesn't rule out the possibility that it was meant to be called something like "Zark."
How new are you also learn katakana also don't come back
The absolute pedantry of americans thinking they understand how Japanese works and that any translation done in Japan must be "a mistake" and that they can do it better knows no limits.
>>22265692idk to differentiate it.
>>22265692Because the Federation is petty.
>>22265692I’ll explain, out of universe it was designed to be a familiar enemy grunt unit the bad guys use just like zeon and possibly ease of production of gunpla figurines by doing something familiar. IN universe it was created by the federation/titans as a collaboration with former engineers from zeon by designing a hybrid suit using technology used by both factions and it being something of a mockery towards zeon remnants. It eventually ended up being the main MP suit for the titans and it also had symbolism of “history repeating itself” by having this gas colonies in the same vein the zaku did before
>>22265703>This doesn't rule out the possibility that it was meant to be called something like "Zark."Ra.Ri.Ru.Re.Ro.
>>22265670I thought it was a play on Zaku and Hijack.
>>22265670They’re called Zack in the novel translation from the 80s.
>>22265724Japan fucks up English words constantly
>>22265794Zaks and Sha, yeah. That threw me for a loop when I was younger
>>22265670Yes anon gundam is about Jim fighting Zack.
By 1983, they had model kits used Zaku as the official romanization, while HiZack was used from the very first model kit it ever had in '85.
Glory to the Republic of John!
Wait til you find out it's actually Gufu and not Gouf.
>>22265770You really couldn't find a reaction image from an actual mecha anime? You really had to use one from one of the worst anime of all time?I swear this board is becoming increasingly popular with people who don't even watch mecha and just come here to shitpost random threads.
>>22266068>Complaining about a reaction image in general Anon kun, how many years have you been on this website?
>>22265909Honestly that's a good question, why would one be Zaku but the other one is Gouf? What is the etymology of all these names?
>>22266429Zaku = Zako
>>22265670we got it right the first time, never forget
>>22266456At first I thought so, too>>22266429>ZakuOfficially within 0079 anime production scenes "Zaku" is from stomping zaku-zaku sounds, iirc
>>22265670the missing link
Well, I guess it was gonna be called the "Hi-Zaku", but it was misspelt during production and the crew liked the misspelling so much it kinda stuck.
>>22266429Because there are no rules in transliterating katakana to English.
>>22265670Would be cool if it were Jaku and Hi-Jack
>>22265724Two words: mourvable flame
>>22265724"Gundam" is literally a nonsense engrish compound word
>>22265724>he is A CHAR
>>22267664So are a lot of words in other fiction
>>22267683Yeah so stop being annoying
I just finished the third gundam moviewhat the fuck brosnobody told me this dumpy old 70s anime was this kinothat was one of the best films I've ever seen
>>22265670'Hi-Zack' could be a shortened play on 'Hi(gh Performance) Zaku, which is exactly what it is; a late model Zaku redesign/rebuild, canonically forked from primarily the F2 model, with additional postwar innovations and technology plugged in from the GM line of suits.But it could also be a pseudo-Biblical naming scheme, mimicking Isaac, sort of like the Zudah seeming very likely to be a corruption of Judah. Principality of Zeon and all, Zeon, Ji-on, Zion, chosen people/promised land shtick intermixed with the Space Axis parts.Failing that, it's just Japanese gobble that they sounded out til it sounded right, with happy accidental meaning being able to be read from it later. Zaku as a name was only ever meant to invoke the sound of marching & being named as literally as possible as 'grunt suit' from the names' corruption from zako, 雑魚. Small fry.
>>22267693Well first off the movies were from the 80s.Second, you've just experienced the peak of Gundam. It only goes downhill from here.
>>22267693enjoy whats ahead anon, theres a lot to enjoyhighly suggest you go back and watch the full 79 show at some point if you liked the movies that much, but moving on to zeta will be fun
>>22265679Do we tell him what Zeon was supposed to be, anons?
>>22265724Keep in mind, Sunrise kept pressing for VAGINA as Quattro's last name despite being told it's a vulgar word, so go on with how we don't know better?
>>22268027Don't reply to off-topic shounen kneel shitters.
>>22267693Fuck off tourist.
>>22268705Baki is honorary /m/
>>22268727No now fuck off.
I believe Tomino is on record as admitting his track record for silly names is his way of trolling sponsors for not even giving a fuck about the content of the shows they bankroll.
>>22268625Why was his name in zeta so retarded anyway?
>>22267605That's a major award.
>>22269077Tomino always had an axe to grind against the producers. They were so interested in making toy designs, he deliberately gave them ridiculous names like 'Gelgoog', etc. He just kept pushing it to see where the C-suite would draw the line, but found it just never happened. Now completely bizarre names are just bog-standard for Gundam...Alleluia Haptism
>>22265670Zaku also refers to the sound of marching footsteps as the name was intended.
>>22270458No, it's because they are green.
>>22270744Something's sinister in calling one's grunt war machines as "assorted vegetables"
>>22270754Still better than calling your ball-shaped grunts 'Balls'.
>>22270766To be fair, at least 99% of combat Balls are repurposed construction workers
>>22270802t. unassorted fruit (crazy faggot)
>>22270810Lol, but you are still a retard.
>>22270817>>22270810>>22270802Just fuck already.
>>22265670>kamille is Kamhereilyou because of Faw's autistic screeching
>>22265689it's zakku not zaakuyour reps, anon
Isn't it a play on Zako "little fish" in what was supposed to be a made up Zeon space man language that never materialized?
>>22271006I actually don't get why it's spelled with a K. "Camille" is the spelling they should have used if they wanted it to sound like a girl's name.
>>22271011I know zako is a term used in shmup communities to refer to popcorn enemies that die by the dozens, so there's always that shared etymology of something that exists to die I dunno?