Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Naughty Ducks Dream Adventures

No, that’s not the middle line of a haiku. That’s the Japanese title for DuckTales.

You have to admit: it’s evocative. There apparently exists a semi-translated version of the original NES DuckTales video game floating around online, which has an ending in which Scrooge tells Huey, Dewey and Louie that there is something in the world that is more precious than money or hidden treasure. And it’s the following:

I mean, you’re kind of a dick if your argue with the sentiment or point out that it’s not something Scrooge McDuck would ever say, but you’re allowed to quibble with the grammar. This mangled bit of English was memorable enough that it actual spawned a whole retrogaming website. So that is neat.

And yes, by the way, there’s also Japanese lyrics to the DuckTales theme song:

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