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Legend of Galactic Heroes translation--source?
Maybe this is a really, really stupid question... but I just realized recently that I've never actually seen the English text, "Legend of Galactic Heroes" appear in any official context. With regard to LOGH products, I've only ever seen it referred to as 銀河英雄伝説, Ginga Eiyū Densetsu, and Heldensagen von Kosmosinsel. So where did the English translation come from? Is it just a fan-translation, or is there any official basis for it? (Granted, even if it is a fan-translation it's far too well-known by that name in the English-speaking community for us to even consider not using it). Canary 08:52, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
- It is a direct translation of 銀河英雄伝説 which is identical in Chinese. 銀河 is galaxy. 英雄 is hero/heroes and 伝説 is legend. Iracundus 09:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
- I knew that. What I'm saying is that it seems like the "official" romanization "Heldensagen von Kosmosinsel," which only loosely translates to LOGH--the more accurate translation would be "Heroic Tales from the Cosmic Island" (or galaxy island)
- And the Japanese translates more directly as "The Galaxy Hero Legend" or "Galactic Heroes Legend."
- Essentially, there are multiple ways to translate the Japanese or German titles. I'm wondering if there's any citable source for the LOGH that has become standard in the English speaking community.Canary 10:41, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
- I've never seen an official source for that translation. I'm pretty sure that CA is 99.5% responsible for its popularisation amongst English speakers, though. I've also never seen any other English translations aside from very minor variations (adding the in various places, using legends instead of legend). ♥ kine @ 20:33, 10 September 2014 (UTC)