Um people, we seem to be forgetting that the Japanese for the most part just really sucks when it comes to naming things. There doesn't need to be any meaning behind the name, for them to name it such.
If you're lucky, the name of the anime will be based off the lead char(aka Inuyasha, Naruto, ect), and once in a blue moon you'll get one based off of the main plot/world(aka Moribito Guardian of the Spirit, The Twelve Kingdoms, ect), which is as good as you can get. Every other time though, the name is either meaningless crap or based off of a super small, forgettable aspect of the show.
yes i've seen that crappy show. And Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo and 009-1 are names of the main characters (009-1 being a codename) after you just said "If you're lucky, the name of the anime will be based off the lead character"
Sooooo...any other titles that actually don't have meaning?
Bobobobobobobobo even if is a name of a char wouldn't count, It's the dumbest BS ever.
there's a anime called Do're or some crap like that.
One Piece is a pretty damn meaningless title as well. Supposedly It's suppose to be some kind of treasure, that noone knows about(why the hell would you name something One Piece, lol is it a one piece bikini or something, if not, wtf)
There's tons of crappy titles, someone are completely meaningless, others are based on small aspects that are barely noteworthy.
Go on ebey, look through some of the huge collections some sellers have, you'll be shocked at all the oddball, and poorly named anime there are.
I would have to dig through collections again to find it. I tend to write off these poorly named anime as equally poorly made, unless to box art or description implies otherwise, so to expect me to remember all the anime I scroll through, while looking for actually good anime is unfair to say the least.
Really, then why the hell does none of the One Piece fans know it then(there are threads specifically devoted to that subject, and I have never seen a definitive answer posted)
Read my post again, I said are meaningless or is based off of a very minor aspect.
angelxxuanFeatured By OwnerNov 25, 2012Student General Artist
I always thought the creator named it that to be different and because they wanted to. if you enjoy it why question the title? the series is better original/subbed anyways. also, have to admit, it's a title that doesn't need translation so it can't be all that bad. and it's short too and doesn't take up 2 and 3 lines
DevilKid-chanFeatured By OwnerNov 25, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's one of those unimportant things that was meant to be continued but they decided it was lame... there was talk at the beginning of series 1 about him being pressured to bleach his hair. I guess it made a decent title because, despite it not being important, it was catchy?
And you're probably thinking ''you could tell me the answer by now and end this meaningless 'talk' ''... kind of have a point there... fine: There are speculations, there are also 3 reasons Tite himself mentioned, other then that the name remains shrouded in mystery. Have fun browsing.