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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Default question about translation on Lupin III albums

just for a best/definitive translation order that match all hundreds Lupin albums on the database, I ask you the better translation of some famous Lupin songs published and republished:

The classic "ルパン三世のテーマ" can be translate to "Theme of Lupin III" yeah but on old '80 classic albums we have "officially in western characters" this translation "Theme from Lupin III". Generally albums from early '90 lost the western writing to the japanese. So which do we follow? The official english translation of old album or the literal?

Which is the best translation for "ルパン三世 その"?
I really hate this "Lupin nr." but also "Lupin sono"... Simple "Lupin III the"?

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:47 AM
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if there is a sort of "official" reading, it can be used
I tend to use #1 if it's その1, but if it's different so I don't know

maybe case by case
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:02 AM
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I'd prefer to keep official translations so I'd say use 'Theme from Lupin III'. It's not even like it's incorrect or anything. As for the second one, 'Lupin III #1' seems ok to me, but I don't really mind eitherway.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 04:45 AM
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well this album give us in the booklet the official translation of "ルパン三世・その" as "LUPIN III PART".

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