MangaTranslation.com Forum Index MangaTranslation.com
Manga Translation by fans, for fans.
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Last Names

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    MangaTranslation.com Forum Index -> Tenjo Tenge
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
DemonNeedle
Kouhai
Kouhai


Joined: 05 Jul 2006
Posts: 121

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Last Names Reply with quote

Nagi: refers to the snake (Naga) in Hinduism, which are supposed to be evil god like creatures that are the enemies of the Garuda, which is a bird-like creature

Takayanagi: Taka, which means A hawk or falcon, but also means a number. Ya is the number eight in japanese. Nagi like before, refers to the snake again. So, the most logical meaning of his last name means the Eight Headed snake.

Natsume: Its some type of tree, forgot the actual name of the tree though, which is probably why Maya can use wood ki.

Makihara: I think this is a pun off of Bob. Maki means volume, like in music, while Hara can mean "moor". However, Ma means space/time/ purity. Ki, as we all know is life force, breath, etc. Hara can also refer to the Dantian in martial arts where all of the Ki is supposed to be stored in.

Kago: Divine protection, a cage, or a mistake. The divine protection fits with Souhaku's buddhist/taoist powers. I also took a cage into assumption because he is keeping his ultimate warrior in a "cage", restraining him; having control over his ultimate warrior until he feels the time is right. A mistake because he is probably going to make a mistake about something in the future.

Tawara: Straw Bag.....yeah.....

Anyways, I was bored and needed something to do to fill up my TenTen withdrawl, waiting for 105 to come out. Since most mangas always gives away the character based on names, especially their last names, I just did a little research on each of the main guys last names. From what is shows, it sounds like the Nagi could possibly be the opposite of masataka or mitsuomi as taka means a hawk or falcon, which might refer to the Garuda. Also, it could mean that the Takayanagi's are the descendents of the Orochi (Eight Snakes). Also, Bob name could be really just be a pun or he could possibly have a much deeper, more meaningful role in the whole story than just being the strong, black guy. Let me know what you guys think.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
kk1
Bushi
Bushi


Joined: 10 Dec 2004
Posts: 1138

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Great Has stated that he used many myths as influence for Ten Ten including the Kojiki and the slaying of Yamata no Orochi by Susanoo. And the Kusanagi sword in his tail(interestingly Reiki tells Aya she will be the sword for the one who will kill Souhaku) . Yeah so that's where all their names come from. BTW I thought natsume meant jujube or tea caddy? Or was jujube the tree you're talking about?[/i]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FuguTabetai
Shifu
Shifu


Joined: 10 Feb 2003
Posts: 2545
Location: Tokyo, Japan

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Last Names Reply with quote

DemonNeedle wrote:

Takayanagi: Taka, which means A hawk or falcon, but also means a number. Ya is the number eight in japanese. Nagi like before, refers to the snake again. So, the most logical meaning of his last name means the Eight Headed snake.

Taka is 高, or "tall, high" and yanagi is 柳, or "willow". Another type of tree.

Natsume is jujube tree, like kk1 said.

I don't know if we've seen the characters for Bob's last name. Amusingly, 槙 from 槙原 can mean "twig".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
DemonNeedle
Kouhai
Kouhai


Joined: 05 Jul 2006
Posts: 121

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, well maybe you guys are right. I just used the english spelling of the word and took it from there. When I did that, it did in a way fit in with the character as well. But its interesting that most of the Juuken Club's Kanji refer to trees.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Aya_Natsume
Yuurei
Yuurei


Joined: 02 May 2007
Posts: 14
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natsume also represents summer in Japanese. ^_^
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kk1
Bushi
Bushi


Joined: 10 Dec 2004
Posts: 1138

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aya_Natsume wrote:
Natsume also represents summer in Japanese. ^_^



Uhh that's natsu and it's a different kanji... Confused
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Aya_Natsume
Yuurei
Yuurei


Joined: 02 May 2007
Posts: 14
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kk1 wrote:
Aya_Natsume wrote:
Natsume also represents summer in Japanese. ^_^



Uhh that's natsu and it's a different kanji... Confused

Oops its Natsumi= beautiful summer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Relly Aensland
Yuurei
Yuurei


Joined: 22 Aug 2005
Posts: 10
Location: 京都大学

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: About Natsume Last Name. Reply with quote

TEA: In Japan, the Natsume has given its name to a style of "Tea Caddy" used in the "Japanese Tea Ceremony".

WOOD: In Korea, the woods is use to make the body of the "taepyeongso", a double-reed wind strument.

FRUIT: The Jujube has been cultivated for over 4,000 years for its edible fruit, and over 400 cultivars have been selected.

TREES: The tree tolerates a wide range of temperatures and rainfall, though it requires hot summers and sufficient water for acceptable fruiting. Unlike most of the other species in the genus, it tolerates fairly cold winters, surviving temperatures down to about -15°c. This enables the JUJUBE to grow in desert habitats, provided there in access to underground water through the summer. Virtualy no temperatures seems to be too high in summertime.
_________________
- Your Best Friend Ever -
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    MangaTranslation.com Forum Index -> Tenjo Tenge All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group