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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Is ikutaMachine supposed to be the transcription of 生田真心? The official reference site handles it like that.
And the logo implies this, too. Seeing as the blue 真 corresponds to the "Ma" in Machine.
Also, while the logo capitalizes the I (and the artists listing), they repeatedly make use of the small i. What should we use for the entry? I'd go for the capital I because of the logo.

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:23 AM
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Definitely seems correct. Looking at the Kanjis on Wikipedia, it's pretty much obvious that that is the Kanji of IkutaMachine. Several translators even get 生田 to be Ikuta.

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Ikuta is a common reading of 生田. While less common, 真心 can be read as "Mashin" => "Machine".
Lowercase i is correct since ikutaMachine is the official transcription, which takes precedence over a stylized logo (same reason we use a capital I for IDOLM@STER, for example).
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