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    Re: Bleach

    It's all the same thing. You'll also hear some fansubs say "shinigami," while others translate it to death god. And although shinigami is translated to death god, the dubbed version must have simply coined it as a soul reaper.

    Maybe I'm not the smartest guy on this topic, but I think it's because shinigami is, for the most part, a Japanese term and is part of their ideology. In America, or other "Western" culture, we have what are called soul reapers as part of our ideology. So that is why they switch, from what I believe. Anyone is welcome to add to, or correct what I said.

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    Re: Bleach

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    At least one of the Bleach fansub groups translated the term as 'Soul Reaper', so it depends on which fansub your comparing it to... Or you can wait until December when the first official 'Bleach' DVD is released, and see what they subtitle the Japanese sound track with...
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    Re: Bleach (Death God or Soul Reaper?)

    mmm Skater you aint wrong that. Coz with the "Western" culture, Grim reapers or Soul Reapers are more associated with coz the pre dominant religion is Christanity and there is only one God. All other beings are servants of God or in some cases servant of the Devil. Thus the "West" use the term soul reaper as to not offend those are senstive about their religion.

    Shinigami is indeed translated to Death God. Coz in mythology, there are several divine beings who also follow the rule of an Emperor of Gods. I might be wrong on this but it should be right. Thus in the japanese culture, Death God is more of a lesser divine being you could say. So the correct term you should use is Death God, one is the correct translation and two it sound so much cooler than saying Soul Reaper.

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    Re: Bleach (Death God or Soul Reaper?)

    I think Death God is a more proper term to use for Bleach because they collect souls and send them to their right destination and besides that’s what the author calls the character in the series.

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    Re: Bleach (Death God or Soul Reaper?)

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    I've picked up the Bleach DVD Vol 1 this evening, and I've confirmed that...
    1. The subtitles ARE NOT dub-titles
    2. VIZ/Shoupro is using the term 'Soul Reaper' for the English Dub, AND the Japanese soundtrack subtitles...
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    Re: Bleach (Death God or Soul Reaper?)

    issn't this like a po-tay-toe/po-tah-toe thing? one means the same thing from different cultures and neither seems to indicate more than the other.

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    Re: Bleach (Death God or Soul Reaper?)

    i think lunar subbed it as death god while dattebayo subbed it as shinigami.. but i think its completely the same with soul reaper

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