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    Right. Can someone explain what Shiten Myooh and Koutetsu Teikoku mean in english?
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    "Please" and "thank you" killed each other didn't they?

    Anyway:
    It would be helpful to know where the names are from so someone can google the kanji for those names if there are any.

    Without seeing them I can only guess that koutetsu is steel and teikoku is imperial...as for the other name...I have no idea I'm afraid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LavaBug View Post
    "Please" and "thank you" killed each other didn't they?

    Anyway:
    It would be helpful to know where the names are from so someone can google the kanji for those names if there are any.

    Without seeing them I can only guess that koutetsu is steel and teikoku is imperial...as for the other name...I have no idea I'm afraid...
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    First is "Imperium of steel" or "Steel Empire"
    Second seems to be composed of 2 seperate buddhist terms according to what my mighty dictionary says.... I have not enough knowledge about that so I wont dare to try and explain them....Loosely translated I thing it's something about the lines of
    "4 heaven kings" or so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Sena View Post
    Right. Can someone explain what Shiten Myooh and Koutetsu Teikoku mean in english?
    This one is tricky. Koutetsu Teikoku means "Steel Empire" or something along those lines. LavaBug had it right.

    Shiten Myooh (its actually "Myouou") is much harder to translate. Judging from the Kanji, 四天明王, I can guess that it something like "The Light of the Four Heavenly Kings" or, for the sake of keeping with the pattern of Buddhist terms (since that is what the title is using), "The Wisdom (or Mantra) of the Four Heavenly Kings".
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    Hey, it's Shadow Blasters! (Shiten Myooh). Probably not right, but the U.S. release was called "Shadow Blasters".


    Stuff like this always makes me sad. U.S. box art is so often screwed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rf switch View Post
    Hey, it's Shadow Blasters! (Shiten Myooh). Probably not right, but the U.S. release was called "Shadow Blasters".


    Stuff like this always makes me sad. U.S. box art is so often screwed up.
    Yeah, the US version was called "Shadow Blasters". However, Shiten Myouou doesn't actually mean "Shadow Blasters".
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