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(Kotaku)   "Super Mario Bros. isn't set in Japan, but the character's Japanese. The name Mario sounds Italian, but he isn't Italian". The designer of the original NES dishes the dirt on Nintendo's early days   (kotaku.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System, Shigeru Miyamoto, Video game console, Masayuki Uemura, game designers, Super Mario Bros., Video game  
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2020-07-08 3:44:35 PM  
14 votes:

Tranquil Hegemony: If they're the "Mario Brothers", does that mean their names are Luigi Mario and Mario Mario?


Yes
 
2020-07-08 3:09:41 PM  
10 votes:
Once hardware developed to the point where you could actually draw characters, designers had to figure out what to make. Subconsciously they turned to things they'd absorbed from anime and manga. We were sort of blessed in the sense that foreigners hadn't seen the things we were basing our ideas on.

I wish the article hadn't ended there, it was just starting to get good
 
2020-07-08 4:06:14 PM  
8 votes:
I've often said that in terms of sheer man hours exposed to human ears Koji Kondo is probably the most listened to composer in the history of the world.
 
2020-07-08 3:55:46 PM  
8 votes:
Weird retcon he has going there. Arakawa always said Super Mario was based on Mario Segale, Nintendo USA's landlord.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_S​e​gale

I mean, sure, I guess Mario is Japanese by the same token that Black Panther is American since his character wasn't invented by a Wakandan, but no, he's an Italian-American character.
 
2020-07-08 5:43:10 PM  
6 votes:
The whole JKR Twitter fiasco has really opened my eyes to the fact I don't need a creator's permission to interpret their work differently. Hello Kitty is a cat, Mario and Luigi are Italian, and everyone in Harry Potter is trans. Suck it.
 
2020-07-08 4:10:18 PM  
6 votes:
For the record...

It's pronounced "Super Mario Brothers".  You *must* say "brothers", not "bros". "Bros.", with the period at the end, means it's an abbreviation of "brothers".

Anyone that disagrees is a moron. You don't say "murse" for "Mrs."

And it's pronounced "Maahrio". Not "Marry-o".

People that say "Super Marry-o Bros" should be sterilized.
 
2020-07-08 3:40:10 PM  
6 votes:
If they're the "Mario Brothers", does that mean their names are Luigi Mario and Mario Mario?
 
2020-07-08 4:18:26 PM  
5 votes:
"The designer of the original NES dishes the dirt on Nintendo's early days."

Um, subby, Nintendo was founded in 1889.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-07-08 3:02:32 PM  
5 votes:
And you want us to believe that Luigi isn't Italian either?
 
2020-07-08 6:31:44 PM  
3 votes:
When I was a kid I thought he hit those bricks with his head
 
2020-07-08 5:45:53 PM  
2 votes:

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: realmolo: People that say "Super Marry-o Bros" should be sterilized.

What should happen to the people who say "pokey-man" when referring to the franchise featuring dueling creatures?


Instant admission to an elderly assisted living facility.
 
2020-07-08 3:51:11 PM  
2 votes:
Really? An imaginary world isn't set in Japan? Color me shocked...
 
2020-07-08 5:50:06 PM  
1 vote:
The Mario Brothers game was a lot of fun in the arcade. Those sewer crabs were downrite mean little buggers.
 
2020-07-08 3:51:05 PM  
1 vote:

TWX: And you want us to believe that Luigi isn't Italian either?


I guess his Mario 64 voice isn't Italian either.
 
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