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Anime: Slayers and Hebrew

Chacham (981) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 5

I believe I mention before that the anime Slayers uses Hebrew in the Mazoku hierarchy. It can be seen here. I'm still trying to figure out what it means. It is really sloppy.

The use of six pointed stars, which has been associated weith Judiasm for a few centuries now (and yet noone seems to know why) would also be a Jewish reference. Though it could easily be a Roman marker, but why?

I believe I mention before that the anime Slayers uses Hebrew in the Mazoku hierarchy. It can be seen here. I'm still trying to figure out what it means. It is really sloppy.

The use of six pointed stars, which has been associated weith Judiasm for a few centuries now (and yet noone seems to know why) would also be a Jewish reference. Though it could easily be a Roman marker, but why?

Anyway the outer circles (except for the monsters on the bottom) are all Hebrew, with he inner circles bing some other language. It *could* be Hebrew, specially the Tahnaic script, but the lack of vowels makes it really hard to tell, and there would be some letters that I don't recognize (though I don't know it all off-hand).

On top of that, the top circle is a reference to the Lord of Nightmares, who is darker then dark. Makes one wonder why it uses a sun to picture it.

Starting at the top, the first word seems to be "sheer" which means "song". Though I can't really make sense from the rest of that circle.
I tried Googling quickly, but came up with strange things. When it comes to searching for just a few words, Google can be very hard to use. I'll need to do a more extensive search later.

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Whose House? (0, Troll)

Acidic_Diarrhea (641390) | more than 11 years ago | (#5679363)

Perhaps you should stop watching anime? Hmm?

Yes, I think that might be the right course of action here. I certainly don't support the viewing of anime nor the discussion of it. If you would just adhere to the rules...

Anyway, I hope your search goes well. Perhaps what those creepy Asian fucks did was just to throw in some random characters in order to give the fanboys something to do with their days. What do you think?

pretty common (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 11 years ago | (#5699128)

anime has stuff like that all the time. keep in mind that random hebrew references are exotic in japan. it's like chinese characters used as design elements in america. i don't know if there is anything more to it or not. i've seen all sorts of symbols in anime. i remember seeing the star of david as a symbol on a slot machine, but i can't remember which anime it was.

OT - wow, i'm not used to seeing comments that are derogatory to an entire continent on slashdot unless it's the trolls on the main stories. this does not refer to your comments.

Re:pretty common (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5710213)

keep in mind that random hebrew references are exotic in japan. it's like chinese characters used as design elements in america.

Bwaahahahahaha! So in Japan punkass kids with "street-racing" cars have hebrew quotes from the Torah in bright yellow decals running down the side of their cars?!?! That I'd love to see!

Seriously though, dude, get another hobby, searching for hidden meaning and reference in anime is sad.... Here's another puzzler, wrap your brain around why in "Bastard!!!" everyone is named after American and European Heavy-metal bands....there must be some deep meaning there ,right?? Research time! LOL

Re:pretty common (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 11 years ago | (#5710881)

the point is that it's just something neat to include as a design element. design element means "not meaningful." i don't mean it's all over, the same as asian characters aren't used as design all over in america. but it's something different or unique.

so basically, you're arguing something other than what i said. but nice use of "bwaa..." and "LOL."

Re:pretty common (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5711156)

wow

what a pair I've stumbled upon in this journal....

I understood your point fine, my liberal use, and thanks for the kudos, of "Bwahaha...." is a text representation of laughter, we are communicating in a medium sans audio. My laughter is solely due to the vision of the "racers" previously mentioned.

The second portion of the post is directed to the owner of this journal, and starter of this thread...since he is dilligently searching on "Why....?" the symbols are used in "Slayers". I'm saying exactly what you are saying...."easy buddy, don't hurt your brain too much...they just think the symbols are cool looking..." In conclusion, LO-Fuckin'-L

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