The interesting thing about Takadanobaba (高田馬場), other than that I'm pretty sure it exists to make fun of a young woman with the family name of Takada--I know I made fun of her for it--is that the 'no' doesn't actually appear in the name. If you read it literally, it would be 'Takada-baba.' It also happens to be on the Yamanote line, which is written in the same way (山手線). If you read that literally, it would be 'yama-te sen.' I don't really know how to explain why this is, but it is. Functionally, it's the same thing as Yama-no-se. 'No' is possessive, but it's literally 'of.'For those that know Japanese. I lived in Japan for a while and studied abit of Japanese but my level is pretty poor.
Obviously Yama is mountain, but my question is around the "no". It seems unusual to me a placename has that hiragana no, as I thought implied ownership. Or am I wrong?
In Tokyo, there is Takadanobaba, but it has its own Kanji IIRC
I always thought Wang’s brother was the epitome of bad voice acting until I came across your video. The guy from Min Min Dimsum is ridiculous. I’ve timestamped it just in case anyone else hasn’t seen this monstrosity in acting-Have to say "pleaaase get oooout!" from the Min Min Dimsum gramps is definately way worse than Wang's brother.
Really does take the cake.
If I remember correctly from @DigitalDuck 's research on this, you can no longer trigger the Bad Ending after entering the Yellow Head Building. It is actually possible to get to August and beyond if you avoid physically choosing to 'Sleep' from July 30th onwards (its possible to avoid this in Kowloon as there are many events where it advances to the next day automatically).The bad ending date in Shenmue 2 is July 31st, right? During the bad ending, Shenhua will speak about how the hope of meeting has been lost but has anyone ever tried to time Ryo's arrival in Langshuishan for July 30th to see what happens? Ryo will be able to meet her and thus, the bad ending wouldn't make sense anymore. This is despite the fact that Ryo will finish his journey on August 1st, because of the night he spends in the cave and the night he spends in Shenhua's house.
Will meeting Shenhua block the bad ending or will the July 31st date trigger it regardless? I'm really interested to know.