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The note that never was 
19th-Sep-2015 02:33 pm
Today looked like it was going to be super busy because we had chores to do on top of work, but everything went pretty quickly, and we might have a nice big chunk of time with which to relax! So, now that things have slowed down ever so slightly, I can finally write about the thing I meant to mention in my post earlier this week about Noragami notes but forgot to because I had so many other things on my mind.

The thing is this: it was all the way back in volume seven (we just translated volume nine) that we finally discovered a possible reason as to why Yato calls himself a delivery god. I mean, it was a long time ago, so I don't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure we looked up デリバリー (that's the English word "delivery" written in katakana) when we translated volume one, but all we got was that it means delivery. Sometimes Japanese will take English words and apply different connotations to them than we normally use in English, like in Japanese "delicacy" means something more like "tact", so we looked it up (I think) in a Japanese language dictionary and still got nothing helpful.

Until volume seven. In volume seven there was a reference to "delivery health girls". So we looked that up, and found out that it's a call girl, basically. And that's how the term delivery applies to someone who doesn't deliver a physical item.

And the reason we didn't write a note about it then is that volume seven was so hard we were too tired. We probably figured there were enough notes already, and besides, we don't know for sure that there's a solid connection between delivery gods and delivery health girls. Also, we didn't use the term "delivery health girl" in the translation. Still, we thought it would be an interesting thing to know, so we wrote about it here. Tadah!

Today I'm thankful for being able to finish our to-do list sooner than expected, remembering to order manga today (new Skip Beat! yay!), that chapter of Persona Q going really really fast, getting to listen to our Daigyakuten Saiban soundtrack, and having time to write a review of Noragami 9.
19th-Sep-2015 11:17 pm (UTC)
Always with the extra meaning, Noragami. Can't just make it easy. Thanks for sharing the additional information, though! And congratulations and GREAT work on finishing volume 9!!! :D

Yay new Skip Beat!! I ordered it the other day from CDJapan because I "needed" the latest HtY issue that has a Yona drama CD, and didn't need enough other manga to get free shipping from Kino. But that means it'll probably be another two weeks till I get Skip (or longer since it hasn't shipped yet), aaaaaagh. But I should get new Yona on Monday or Tuesday because I ordered that forever ago from Amazon JP to get the bonus DVD, so that'll tide me over for... Monday or Tuesday. Haha.
20th-Sep-2015 02:24 am (UTC)
I know. There's always another meaning. And thanks! Here's hoping you still think it's great after you read it! (We think it's pretty good. Except for that one page where we're just like, "I don't knooooow." But one page out of almost two hundred is pretty good.)

Yay indeed! We're pretty excited, but we don't think about it much because we have so much else going on. We also ordered volume two of Urakata and the other Bisco Hatori thing that came out, and another volume in the new Saiyuki re-release (we're finally getting our own copies of Saiyuki!). Then we added a reference book and it all came out to just over $50, so it worked out really well. Enjoy your new Yona! (Did you know the actress who played Yona is the bird girl in Snow White with the Red Hair? At least, we think she is. Those credits are hard to read without an HDTV.)
20th-Sep-2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, the bird girl! I didn't know that, but yay! I haven't watched the last couple episodes yet but I intend to catch up once episode 12 is available to non-subscribers.
20th-Sep-2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what episode we're on; we don't pay attention to numbers much as it is, and we usually watch it when we're dead from working out. But all the episodes are pretty cute!
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