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24 April 2007 @ 19:29
 
I will reply to all those comments very soon -- Promise!

fishlove found this report from the Tokyo International Anime Fair, which has the names to all the characters in Velvet Underworld.

AYA

His real name is Tomoe Uruyu, apparently. His family name is interesting, because the first thing I thought of was Tomoe Sakura. I wonder if there's any connection...? Uruyu is a pretty interesting name, because I've never heard it before. I even checked the online name dictionary and they have no record of Uruyu. So... Koyasu made it up? Is the original report not so accurate? Is it actually a rare name? Not a clue.

Speaking of names, those of the thirteen who attacked him originally are written on his skin. Looking at the picture, I think I can make out the kanji "天狼" which could mean Sirius, the dog star, or just the name Tenrou. Or I might be misreading incomplete kanji.

VELVET, KURO, DRY and PAWN we already know a little about.

NOI

...Neu, maybe? Although Noi is a Japanese name in its own right.

FAKE

It's Willy Wonka! But, judging by his name and the picture, he seems to specialise in disguises. Maybe we won't see him wearing that outfit for most of the show. I don't know whether I'd be relieved or disappointed.

LINX

Underpants man! He appears to be a sniper, so maybe the lingerie helps him focus?

YOSHIKAZU

A fairly typical Japanese name. Fairly typical looking man.

ROCK

Military outfit, plain name. Hmm... I'm guessing he's from the military. But from which one? The self-defence force...? Or another country's...?

BLUEBERRY

AWESOME NAME.

303

The guy in the bobble hat. He appears to be a safe-cracker, but I've no idea about the significance of the numbers in his name.

BIRMAN

Ooh. :)

GARAGARA

The boy that looked like Yuki. Garagara means to rattle or clatter, usually.

You can also see the villains, who look so cool! One of them even looks like Crawford...

Poll #972373 Velvet Under World...?

Who are you most interested in?

AYA
13(34.2%)
VELVET
1(2.6%)
KURO
4(10.5%)
DRY
1(2.6%)
PAWN
1(2.6%)
NOI
1(2.6%)
FAKE
1(2.6%)
LINX
3(7.9%)
YOSHIKAZU
0(0.0%)
ROCK
1(2.6%)
BLUEBERRY
7(18.4%)
303
1(2.6%)
BIRMAN
2(5.3%)
GARGARA
2(5.3%)





Today I briefly became a tennis boy (YAY!) and took part in my middle school's tennis club. That'll be in a locked post, obviously. Just not sure when... *tired*
 
 
 
Williamgenkischuldich on 24th April 2007 09:19 (UTC)
I look at the villains and think 'yup, definitely psychic'.

If my track record is any indication, I'll like the villains better anyway.
Daegaerdaegaer on 24th April 2007 09:34 (UTC)
Do we know how far in the future this is set? If Kapitel is 1998, and Gluhen is 2000 (?), is this one 2007, I wonder? Mamoru would be 27-28, Nagi 25-26 . . .
Williamgenkischuldich on 24th April 2007 12:48 (UTC)
Well, we don't even know if it's set in the WK universe at all... it still has the potential to be a case of borrowing on a massive scale.

If we go by ages as officially listed, then Omi was born in 1980, since he was born in a leap year and 1976 and 1984 would make him too old and too young respectively for him to be seventeen around 1998. So yeah, those ages like you said. But you could also have a rolling timeline as they do at Marvel where birthdates are always changing so that ages don't have to.