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A Mighty Ant

Poe’s away on vacation for a long time, so I’ll post stuff here from time to time. Here’s a pic that spartonberry showed off the other day, from a generic Japanese Game Boy JRPG called “Legend”:

The enemy’s name is “Muhammad-Ari”, and “ari” is the Japanese word for “ant”.

This is the sort of naming sense that I usually see in J-to-E translations rather than in Japanese games themselves. So this is a cool, rare treat, especially coming from what’s apparently a super bland generic JRPG!