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Say it with Itagaki now: Ninja GUY-DEN

In their continuing series on correct pronunciation -- hopefully, you still remember how to say Fils-Aime -- MTV's Multiplayer blog has posted a brief recording with Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki. In the video posted above, you'll learn how to correctly pronounce Ninja Gaiden (of course, we always said it right, Itagaki-san), Helena, and Itagaki's name itself. While we appreciate the public service announcement, we think Itagaki's time might be better spent doing some Ninja Gaiden anger management counseling. Game be frustrating, yo.

[Via Joystiq. Thanks, NitroFrost]

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NitroFrost1

11-06-2007 @ 5:04PM

NitroFrost said...

YEA thanks Richard. I finally now how to say his name and also I alwas said Ninja GAIDEN like guy-den

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Asforoneday2

11-06-2007 @ 5:52PM

Asforoneday said...

lol? Gaiden is pronounced "gah - ee - deh - nn"

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AnOffday3

11-06-2007 @ 6:56PM

AnOffday said...

This guys a conceited jerk off. No one gives a crap how to pronounce your name dude.

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Anonmymous4

11-06-2007 @ 7:09PM

Anonmymous said...

@3

Some people do care about correct pronunciation.

If you don't, you're more than welcome to join the illiterate club.

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ChiefQ85

11-06-2007 @ 7:10PM

ChiefQ8 said...

"Ninja GAY-DEN" ROFL

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AnOffday6

11-06-2007 @ 8:17PM

AnOffday said...

@4 Some people also care about how to spell, but you don't seem to be one of them Mr. "Anonmymous."

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un1qu3 n3wy0rk7

11-06-2007 @ 8:21PM

un1qu3 n3wy0rk said...

Ok. I already knew how to pronounce "Ninja Gaiden". And now I know how to pronounce "Helena". But I still dont know how to pronounce "Tomonobu", and Im not even going to try to learn.

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NitroFrost8

11-06-2007 @ 8:21PM

NitroFrost said...

Wow are you guys FLAMING in a damn comment section thats just so ... well stupid

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a-none-my-ass9

11-06-2007 @ 9:08PM

a-none-my-ass said...

@6

Exactly My Point

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Kamizar10

11-06-2007 @ 9:58PM

Kamizar said...

@7 Toh-moh-noh-boo, not that hard.

As I posted in the joystiq thread, how do you pronounce Ein, many a person I know says it's pronounced like Ian but I say its more like Ayn.

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Marrvia11

11-06-2007 @ 10:54PM

Marrvia said...

One good thing about the Japanese language is words are always pronounced how they are spelled. If you know how vowels and the letter "R" is pronounced, you can almost always pronounce thing correctly in Japanese. So I can kind of understand why some Japanese people don't understand why English speaking people have problems pronouncing things, because it is pretty much a non-issue for the Japanese.

But I wish I could learn Japanese. I was teaching myself for a couple months and learned quite a bit, but I gave up after I realized I would have to learn to read thousands of Kanji characters. It's too hard, I don't want to learn the language if I can't read it.

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xsfx12

11-06-2007 @ 11:08PM

xsfx said...

Call Major Nelson, we need to make a video so the Japanese learn to pronounce "Xbox" correctly. It's not "oo-ecks-ooo-bawkxs-oo".

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ccc13

11-06-2007 @ 11:55PM

ccc said...

Screw this sun glass wearing reject. In 5 more years you won't see this homos face either because he'll be wearing a veil or some weirdo shit in public. This dude is from the same planet Michael Jackson came from.

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aBs14

11-07-2007 @ 12:54AM

aBs said...

you guys didnt know that? I always used to pronounce the game like it was supposed to be pronounced.

NOOBS

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Andrew15

11-07-2007 @ 6:15AM

Andrew said...

Wow..the Internet hates people telling them how to pronounce things, apparently.

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Imadogg16

11-07-2007 @ 6:26AM

Imadogg said...

Out of all these things, I only pronounce Itagaki's whole name correctly

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NitroFrost17

11-07-2007 @ 6:32AM

NitroFrost said...

@13

in 5 years that a joke right HAHAH. The guy make Ninja Gaiden and DOA you really think he going to be gone in 5 years WOW

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rockeranimefreak18

11-07-2007 @ 10:23AM

rockeranimefreak said...

I like the games and all but when he tells us that we're suppose to pronounce his name? that is just retarded! and and he needs to learn how to say xbox 360 = Ex-Box-three-sixty!!!!!!

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Boff19

11-07-2007 @ 10:30AM

Boff said...

The vid won't play so can someone enlighten me.
I've always said them like so:

GAY-DEN
TOM-OH-NOH-BOO IT-AH-GAH-KEE
HELL-ENN-A (though it's probably HELL-AIN-A?)

Have I been wrong all this time?? Oh the shame.

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Dale20

11-07-2007 @ 10:34AM

Dale said...

I'm English, so I've been pronouncing it correctly from the get go.

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