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rumia (touhou) drawn by aki (akikaze asparagus)
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    Poliwag

    What a curious little set. All I can think of when I look at this one is "Is that so(da)?" W-What a terrible self-inflicted pun.

    Prominence

    That was terrible Poliwag.

    I still lol'D somehow

    Tacoboy

    Poliwag said:
    What a curious little set. All I can think of when I look at this one is "Is that so(da)?" W-What a terrible self-inflicted pun.

    I really wanted to write something but that pun is a definite combo breaker. Well done (golf clap).

    korokun

    Poliwag said:
    What a curious little set. All I can think of when I look at this one is "Is that so(da)?" W-What a terrible self-inflicted pun.

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    Robert3186

    Prominence said:
    That was terrible Poliwag.

    I still lol'D somehow

    Hey everyone loves a good pun and we love horribly corny ones even more. ;)

    That said I find it almost unfathomable that Poliwags pun wasn't the exact thing running through the artists head when he created it.

    Soljashy

    That's probably because Rumia's trademark phrase in its original language does not contain anything that sounds like "soda". Still, love the English pun.

    Robert3186

    Soljashy said:
    That's probably because Rumia's trademark phrase in its original language does not contain anything that sounds like "soda". Still, love the English pun.

    Perhaps, but it seems far too much of a coincidence to me. I'd tend to think the Artist knew some English and did it on purpose. Notice how she’s the only one out of the set that’s paired with something clearly identifiable as a soda. If all the others where also paired with various soft drinks then maybe, but it seems awfully convenient she’s the only one while the ohters are juice, water, tea, etc.

    We'll probably never know though.

    Soljashy

    I honestly doubt our common English translation of "sou nano ka" is at all known in the land of the rising sun. As you say, though, we'll probably never know.

    dan564

    Most Japanese people don't know her phrase in English even nor overseas people love touhou like here. And we usually don't call cola soda. I think why the author chose cola for Rumia is only that both have same colors so it is just a coincidence.

    Sigfried666

    "So(da) nano ka" is it then?
    Just adding the info posted so far...

    風鈴

    I think just "so-da no ka" is fine. It's even similar to the way the English phrase is modified by only adding one syllable.