Ah, Seacouver, the greatest city in the wor- *i am immediately drawn into an argument with someone from Lostokyoangeles*

the fact that Ace Attorney is set in Lostoykoangeles will never stop being funny to me, and it's turning into being a fan for awkwardly named localized cities

@BestGirlGrace wait is that actually the real name of the games' setting

@00dani no, the localized game takes place in Los Angeles, fans just say "Lostokyoangeles" as a joke on the imported elements of japanese culture

@BestGirlGrace okay yeah that makes sense

since yeah, it's just. the most japanese los angeles imaginable

why didn't the localisation just not change the setting,

@00dani @BestGirlGrace because it wasn't clear in aa1 how big of a deal it would be

@monorail @BestGirlGrace wait, how did they not realise though

by the time they started localising the games, aa2 and aa3 already existed in japanese too? :blobcattilt:

@00dani @monorail I don't think they planned on the series taking off, honestly

japanese visual novels weren't quite as popular in the states in 2005

@BestGirlGrace @00dani yeah i wouldn't be surprised if the localization team didn't even get to look at aa2 and 3

@monorail @00dani honestly, even if they did, I'm not sure setting it in Japan would have been an option


@BestGirlGrace @monorail wait, what was the reason

it's always struck me as weird and incongruous

@00dani @monorail they figured american audiences in 2005 wouldn't know what ramen is and so on

@BestGirlGrace @monorail also why not just localise them to "noodles", like basically happened in the fourth game

@00dani @monorail i guess they wanted to paint Maya differently

they were already rewriting large chunks of the dialog, might as well give her a taste for hamburgers, because she's an american teenager

@00dani @BestGirlGrace because it doesn't really matter for the plot and americans can easily relate to people who love burgers

@00dani @BestGirlGrace @monorail in 2005, literally every single american child had ramen as a regular snack,,, that’s what was going on 😐

(…okay, Celiac Georg didn’t, but they’re an outlier)

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