American indie game Undertale is finally getting an official Japanese release. Good for all the hardcore Japanese fans the game has! Its localization is already causing quite a stir. Namely, the way laid-back skeleton character Sans refers to himself. In English, we use the personal pronoun “I” to refer to ourselves. However, Japanese has an array of personal pronouns that goes well beyond “watashi.” There are multiple ways to say “I” in Japanese (you can read a list here). Advertisement The way that people refer to themselves in Japanese can reveal a lot about the context within they are speaking, how they view themselves, and even their backgrounds. Among male speakers using informal lingo, you can typically divide them into two groups: those who use “boku” (僕) for “I” and those who use “ore” (俺). The natural assumption would be that Sans would use one of those, but…. As evident in this Undertale Japanese screenshot from Dengeki, Sans refers to himself as “oira” (オイラ), which has country bumpkin connotations in Japan. Sophisticated urbane guys do not use “oira.” Older rural folks might. Fascinating for a skeleton to use “oira,” no? (Note that the pronoun READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
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Undertale creator Toby Fox took to social media yesterday to show off some early notes about the game’s creation. The notes feature early concepts for gameplay systems as well as early sketches of some beloved characters. Advertisement The notes were scrawled in a notebook that Fox used in college. Some of the initial pages show the concepts for the game’s morality and combat systems Somewhat more striking at the various drawings of fan favorite characters like Papyrus, Sans, and Undyne. Papyrus would have worn a fedora during the date sequence and Undyne looked a lot more like a fish. In addition to the character sketches, there’s a small bit of redacted information about another character related to Sans and Papyrus. Perhaps a veiled reference reference to the mysterious W. D. Gaster? It’s interesting to see early versions of familiar characters. Undertale has a devoted fan following and much of that has to do with its memorable cast. As for Toby Fox? His takeaway is simple. Advertisement Advertisement “The point is, you don’t have to draw amazingly to READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!