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Translation Differences FAQ by Gouki of Borg
Version: Final | Updated: 08/05/09
Final Fantasy Legend / Makaitoushi SaGa Translation Differences FAQ By Gouki of Borg Table of Contents: -------------------- I. Introduction II. Version History III. General/Dialogue Differences IV. Name Changes a. Characters b. Character Classes c. Items d. Weapons e. Spells f. Armor g. Monsters h. Monster/Esper Skills V. Closing Remarks ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. Introduction --------------------------------- In December 1989, Square released one of the first RPGs for a handheld system, titled Makaitoushi SaGa (Demon World Tower SaGa). The was the first game in the SaGa series, which would later include two Game Boy sequels, the Romancing SaGa trilogy on Super Famicom, SaGa Frontier 1 and 2 on Playstation, and Unlimited SaGa on Playstation 2. In September 1990, Makaitoushi SaGa was released in North America as The Final Fantasy Legend, to cash in on the recent success of first Final Fantasy's NA release. There were some interesting changes made in translation, which this FAQ is here to document. Makaitoushi SaGa received a remake for the Wonderswan Color in March 2002, featuring updated graphics (roughly on par with the 16-bit FF games), and fixes of the original's many bugs. II. Version History --------------------------------- Version 1.0 (7/29/09) The first, and most likely final release. Everything should be here. III. General/Dialogue Differences ---------------------------------- -Because the Japanese writing system allows you to write more in less space (for example, Katana takes only three characters to write in Japanese but six in English), the full names for items are written out and there are no icons telling you what type of item it is. Gameplay: The gameplay between SaGa and FFL is virtually the same, except for a few differences which are more the result of programming errors than legitimate changes. For example, you are only able to use the Glass Sword once in the original, but it can be used 50 times in the NA version. Similarly, Excaliber has infinite uses in the original but 50 in the NA version. Key Terms: FFL SaGa ---- ----- GP Kero Sphere Crystal Dialogue Changes: -The FFL translation did the job well enough, although it was somewhat stiff and lost some of the nuances of the original Japanese script. For example: -King Armor's love is referred to as "the most beautiful girl in the village" by her fellow townspeople, so naturally the heroes react with mild surprise when they see that she looks exactly like everyone else in the village (i.e., like FFL2's Mr. S). -Ashura's four fiends are variously referred to as "four heavenly kings" and "demons", depending on who is talking. -The statue on the 7th floor that tells you "You may lose track of time while in the Tower" originally says something closer to "Time flows differently within the Tower". -Probably the most fascinating text change deals with the row of bookcases on the Tower's 20th floor. In the NA version, each bookcase featured a word of the sentence "Ashura is controlled by..." with the final word being unreadable. In the original Japanese, each bookcase featured a name, a date, and a floor number. "Arthur - ....11th 19-3-21" "Kurou - .....13th 50-2-18" "Haan - ......9th 72-6-14" "Zeke - ......6th 24-2-12" "Liz - .......12th 80-1-28" "Chara 1: What is this record?" "[Main Chara] - ......" "Chara 2: We won't be defeated partway like these guys, just you wait!" This is made all the more eerie with the revelation at the end that the Creator is using the Tower and all who challenge it for his own amusement. To him, these are "high scores", a record of those who tried and failed. Your party's entry is still unwritten. Spooky. -The end credits are conspicuously missing from the NA version. IV. Name Changes ------------------- a. Characters FFL SaGa Trans --- ---- ----- King Sword Tsurugi no Ou King of Sword King Shield Tate no Ou King of Shield King Armor Yoroi no Ou King of Armor Ryu-O Ryuuou Ryuuou [char1] Charles SHYARURU Charles Jeanne JYANNU Jeanne Mileille MIREIYU Mireille [char2] Bob Takashi Kun Takashi Kun [char3] Zoku Zoku Zoku So-Cho Sochou Sochou Sayaka Sayaka Sayaka [char1]: Literally, "Dragon King". [char2]: Pronounced Mee-RAY. [char3]: A pun on the word for "tides", fitting since this is the guy who caused the lake to overflow. b. Character Classes FFL SaGa Trans ---- ----- ----- Human M Ningen Otoko Human Man Human F Ningen Onna Human Woman Mutant M ESUPAAMAN Esper Man Mutant F ESUPAAGYARU Esper Girl c. Items FFL SaGa Trans ---- ----- ------ Potion POOSHON Potion XPotion HAIPOOSHON Hi Potion Rod Iyashi no Tsue Healing Staff Needle Kin no Hari Gold Needle Symbol Juujika Cross Eyedrop Megusuri Eyedrop Antdote Dokukeshi Antidote Bell Mezame no Kane Bell of Waking Pan FURAIPAN Frying Pan Shocker MAHI Dome Anti-Paralysis [item1] Revive Ikikaeri Soul Return Elixir ERIKUSAA Elixer [Heart] [Heart] [Heart] Arcane Kenja no Ishi Philosopher's Stone Door DOA Door Strong Chikara no Moto Strength Source Agility Subayasa no Moto Agility Source HP200 HP200 HP200 HP400 HP400 HP400 HP600 HP600 HP600 Airseed Kuuki no Mi Air Seed Red Orb Aka Dama Red Orb Blue Orb Ao Dama Blue Orb Erase99 IREISAA99 Eraser99 Bluekey Ryuu no Kagi Dragon Key Jailkey Rouya no Kagi Jail Key Whitkey Tora no Kagi Tiger Key ROM ROMU ROM Board AISHIIBOODO IC Board [item1]: -dome is a suffix put after a word to indicate it is a stopper/preventer of that thing, often used in names of medicines. I thought Anti-Paralysis would fit. d. Weapons FFL SaGa Trans --- ----- ------ Hammer BATORUHANMAA Battle Hammer Long Sword RONGUSOODO Long Sword Axe BATORUAKUSU Battle Axe King Sword KINGU no Tsurugi King's Sword Battle Sword Seiryuu Tou Seiryuu Sword Katana Katana Katana Silver Sword MISURIRUSOODO Mithril Sword Coral Sword Sango no Tsurugi Coral Sword Ogre Sword OOGAKIRAA Ogre Killer Dragon Sword DORAGONSOODO Dragon Sword Sun Sword SANBUREEDO Sun Blade Flame Sword FUREEMUSOODO Flame Sword Ice Sword AISUBURANDO Ice Brand Elec Sword SANDAAAKUSU Thunder Axe Rapier REIPIA Rapier Saber SAABERU Saber L-Saber RAITOSEEBAA Lightsaber Catcraw NEKO no TSUME Cat Claw P-Knife SAIKODAGAA Psycho Dagger P-Sword SAIKOSOODO Psycho Sword Revenge Sword Urami no Tsurugi Grudge Sword Vampic Sword BURADDOSOODO Blood Sword Defend Sword DIFENDAA Defender Rune Sword RUUNAKUSU Rune Axe Xclbr EKUSUKARIBAA Excaliber Glass Sword GARASU no Tsurugi Glass Sword Masamune Masamune Masamune Bow Yumi Yumi Longbow Yoichi no Yumi Yoichi's Bow Gr. Bow APORON no Yumi Apollo's Bow Rock Iwa Rock Colt DERINJAA Derringer Musket Hinawajuu Matchlock Magnum 44MAGUNAMU .44 Magnum Whip MUCHI Whip E-Whip Dengeki MUCHI Electric Shock Whip Saw CHEENSOO Chainsaw SMG SABUMASHINGAN Submachine Gun Grenade Shuryuudan Hand Grenade Bazooka BAZUUKA Bazooka Balkan BARUKAN Hou Vulcan Cannon Missile MISAIRU Missile N. Bomb Kakubakudan Nuclear Bomb Laser BIIMURAIFURU Beam Rifle Hyper Hadou Hou Wave Cannon Punch PANCHI Punch Kick KIKKU Kick Butt Sandanzuki Triple Strike X-Kick Tobihigeri Jumping Knee Kick Judo YAMA ARASHI Yama Arashi [weap1] Karate JIGOKU GURUMA Jigoku Guruma [weap2] Tempter Nagashime Flirtatious Glance Counter KUROSUKAUNTA Cross Counter Wand Majutsu no Tsue Sorcery Staff Staff Madoushi no Tsue Wizard's Staff [weap1]: Lit. "Mountain Storm", a shoulder throw in Judo. [weap2]: Lit. "Hell Wheel", a Judo throw in which one grabs the opponent, rolls onto their back, and throws. Ryu and Ken use this in Street Fighter. e. Spells FFL SaGa Trans ---- ----- ------ Fire Book FAIA no Sho Fire Book Ice Book BURIZADO no Sho Blizzard Book Elec Book SANDAA no Sho Thunder Book Fog Book KURAUDA no Sho Clouder Book Flare Book FUREA no Sho Flare Book Sleep Book SURIPURU no Sho Sleepel Book Stone Book BUREIKU no Sho Break Book Death Book DESU no Sho Death Book Book Nenbutsu no Hon Prayer Book f. Armor FFL SaGa Trans ---- ----- ------ Bronze Armor BURONZUMEIRU Bronze Mail Gold Armor GOORUDOMEIRU Gold Mail Silver Armor MISURIRUMEIRU Mithril Mail King Armor KINGU no Yoroi King's Armor Dragon Armor DORAGONMEIRU Dragon Mail Suit BATORUSUUTSU Battle Suit Power Armor PAWAADOSUUTSU Powered Suit Arthur Armor Kanu no Yoroi Guan Yu's Armor [arm1] Bronze Shield BURONZU no Tate Bronze Shield Gold Shield GOORUDO no Tate Gold Shield Silver Shield MISURIRU no Tate Mithril Shield King Shield KINGU no Tate King's Shield Flame Shield Honoo no Tate Flame Shield Ice Shield AISUSHIIRUDO Ice Shield Dragon Shield DORAGON no Tate Dragon Shield Aezis Shield IIJISU no Tate Aegis Shield Bronze Helm BURONZU Kabuto Bronze Helmet Gold Helm GOORUDO Kabuto Gold Helmet Silver Helm MISURIRU Kabuto Mithril Helmet Army Helm ARAI no METTO Arai Helm [arm2] Band Helm ZOKU no Hachimaki Zoku's Headband Dragon Helm SAAKURETTO Circlet Bronze Glove BURONZU no Kote Bronze Gauntlet Gold Glove GOORUDO no Kote Gold Gauntlet Silver Glove MISURIRU no Kote Mithril Gauntlet Giant Glove Kyojin no Kote Giant's Gauntlet Ninja Glove Genji no Kote Genji's Gauntlet Hermes Shoes ERUMESU no Kutsu Hermes' Shoes Geta Shoes Tetsu Geta Iron Geta [arm3] [Shoes] Koumei no Kutsu Kong Ming's Shoes [arm4] [arm1]: Guan Yu was a general in China's Three Kingdoms period, and a paragon of strength and virtue. The comparison to King Arthur is therefore appropriate. [Credit: Alex Jackson & Niahak] [arm2]: Arai is a brand of Japanese motorcycle helmet. [arm3]: Geta are those large wooden Japanese sandals. [arm4]: AKA Zhuge Liang, Kong Ming was another figure from the Three Kingdoms period. Folklore associates him with Taoism-based magic powers, such as summoning the wind. He is roughly analagous to Merlin. [Credit: Alex Jackson & Niahak] g. Monsters FFL SaGa Trans ----- ----- ----- Fly HAE Otoko Fly Man Dragonfly DORAGONFURAI Dragonfly Hornet HACHI Onna Bee Woman Mosquito MOSUKIITO Mosquito Cicada SEMI Ningen Human Cicada Mantis MANTISUKINGU Mantis King Barracud BARAKUUDA Barracuda Piranha PIRANIA Piranha Shark HANMAAHEDDO Hammerhead Gunfish GANFISSHU Gunfish Elec Eel EREKI Unagi Electric Eel Leviathn RIBAIASAN Leviathan Cactus Aruku SABOTEN Walking Cactus P-Flower Doku no Hana Poison Flower Garlic JANBO Ninniku Jumbo Garlic Thorn Kyuuketsu Kazura Bloodsucking Vine F-Flower FAIAFURAWAA Fire Flower Darkrose BURAKKUROOZU Black Rose Clipper Oo HASAMI Mushi Big Earwig Beetle Nokogiri BIITORU Saw Beetle Ant Lion ARI Jigoku Antlion Scorpion Ijigen SASORI Other Dimension Scorpion Scarab SUKARABE Scarab Shrimp EBIRU Evil Shrimp [mons1] Atomcrab Genshi Gani Atom Crab Crab Shiomane KUIIN Fiddler Crab Queen [mons2] Ice Crab AISUROBUSUTAA Ice Lobster Kingcrab KINGUKURABU King Crab Dagon DAGON Dagon [mons3] Wolf URUFU Wolf Jaguar JAGAA Jaguar Sabercat SABERUTAIGAA Saber Tiger Snowcat SUNOOKYATTO Snow Cat Blackcat Kuro NEKO Black Cat Fenswolf FENRIRUURUFU Fenrir Wolf Redbull REDDOBURU Red Bull Rhino RAINOSAURUSU Rhinocerous Triceras TORAIKERATOPUSU Triceratops Behemoth BEHIIMOSU Behemoth Baku Baku Baku [mons4] Ganesha GANEESHA Ganesha Condor Hagetaka Otoko Condor Man Raven REIBUN Raven Harpy HAAPII Harpy Ten-Gu Karasu Tengu Karasu Tengu [mons5] Garuda GARUUDA Garuda Nike NIKE Nike Snake Aodaishou Japanese Rat Snake Serpent SAIDOWAINDAA Sidewinder Anaconda Orochi Orochi Hydra HIDORA Hydra Ko-Run Kouryuu Kouryuu [mons6] Jorgandr YORUMUNGANDORU Jormungander Octopus Odori DAKO Dancing Octopus Clam Oumugai Nautilus Amoeba Amefurashi Sea Hare Ammonite ANMONAITSU Ammonite Squid Daiou IKA Great King Squid Kraken KURAAKEN Kraken Worm Imomushi Hornworm P-Worm Doku Kemushi Poison Caterpillar Crawler KUROURAA Crawler Lavaworm RAABAUOOMU Lava Worm Sandworm SANDOUOOMU Sandworm Gigaworm ABISUUOOUMU Abyss Worm Lizard Sanshouuo Salamander P-Frog Doku Gaeru Poison Frog Gecko KOMODODORAGON Komodo Dragon Dinosaur SUTEGOZAURUSU Stegosaurus Salamand SARAMANDAA Salamander Basilisk BASHIRISUKU Basilisk Wererat Nezumi Otoko Rat Man Werewolf UEAURUFU Werewolf Catwoman Neko Musume Cat Girl Minotaur MINOTAUROSU Minotaur Rakshasa RAKUSHAASA Rakshasa [mons7] Anubis ANUBISU Anubis Goblin GOBURIN Goblin Oni Oni Oni Ogre OOGA Ogre Giant GIGAASU Gigas Titan TITAAN Titan Susano-O Susanoo Susanoo [mons8] Griffin GURIFON Griffin Mantcore MANTIKOA Manticore Chimera KIMERA Chimera Nue Nue Nue [mons9] Sphinx SUFINKUSU Sphinx Ki-Rin Kirin Kirin Big Eye Oo Medama Big Eye Gazer GEIZAA Gazer Seeker SHIIKAA Seeker Watcher UOCCHAA Watcher Evil Eye IIBURUAI Evil Eye Beholder BIHOORUDAA Beholder Skeleton Gaikotsu Skeleton Red Bone REDDOBOON Red Bone Dokuro Dokuron Dokuron [mons10] Warrior Gaikotsu Senshi Skeleton Soldier Boneking DESUNAITO Death Knight Lich RICCHI Lich Slime GURIINSURAMU Green Slime Jelly IEROOJERII Yellow Jelly Tororo Ao Tororo Blue Tororo [mons11] Gummy REDDOMASHUMARO Red Marshmallow Pudding BURAKKUPURIN Black Pudding Hi-Slime SUUPAASURAIMU Super Slime Gargoyle GAAGOIRU Gargoyle Imp Koakuma Little Devil Demon Akuma Devil Demolord GURETTODEMON Great Demon Demoking DEMONROODO Demon Lord Athtalot ASUTAROOTO Astaroth Medusa MEDYUUSA Medusa Siren SEIREEN Siren Lamia RAMIA Lamia Naga NAAGA Naga Scylla SUKYURA Scylla Lilith MARIRISU Marilith Zombie ZONBI Zombie Ghoul GUURU Ghoul Mou-Jya Mouja The Dead Wight WAITO Wight Ghast GASUTO Ghast Revnant REBUNANTO Revenant O-Bake Obake Ghost/Spirit Phantom FANTOMU Phantom Buruburu BURUBURU Buruburu [mons12] Wraith REISU Wraith Spector SUPEKUTAA Specter Ghost GOOSUTO Ghost Woodman Bokujin Woodman Clayman Nendojin Clayman Stoneman SUTOONGOOREMU Stone Golem Ironman Tetsu Kyojin Iron Giant Fireman Honoo no Kyojin Flame Giant Mazin Daimajin Daimajin [mons13] Albatros ARUBATOROSU Albatross Eagle DAIBUIIGURU Dive Eagle Thunder SANDAABAADO Thunder Bird Cocatris KOKATORISU Cockatrice Rock ROKKU Chou Roc Phoenix FENIKKUSU Phoenix Dragon 1 BEBIIDORAGON Baby Dragon Dragon 2 DORAGONKIDDO Dragon Kid Dragon 3 YANGUDORAGON Young Dragon Dragon 4 GUREETODORAGON Great Dragon Dragon 5 DORAGONPURINSU Dragon Prince Tiamat TIAMATTO Tiamat Karateka Butouka Grappler Pirate Kaizoku Pirate Wrestler Sumou RESURAA Sumo Wrestler Keller Satsujinki Killer Gang BONBAAZU Bombers Asigaru Samurai Samurai [mons14] Samurai Shinsengumi Shinsengumi [mons15] Ninja Ninja Ninja Soldier SAIKOSORUJAA Psycho Soldier Musasi MUSASHI Musashi [mons16] Kingswrd Tsurugi no Ou King of Sword Magician Majutsu Minari Magic Apprentice Conjurer Majutsushi Magician Sorcerer Madoushi Wizard Wizard Daimadoushi Great Wizard Vampire Kizoku Noble Steward Daijin Minister Guard Eihei Palace Guard Hunter MANHANTAA Manhunter Robot 28 Gou Number 28 Trooper Kidou Hohei Mechanized Infantry Armor MOBIRUSUUTSU Mobile Suit Machine DESUMASHIIN Death Machine Gen-Bu Genbu Genbu [mons17] Sei-Ryu Seiryuu Seiryuu [mons17] Byak-Ko Byakko Byakko [mons17] Su-Zaku Suzaku Suzaku [mons17] Ashura ASHURA Ashura Creator Kami God [mons1]: A pun; "Ebi" means shrimp, "Ebiru" means evil. I couldn't think of a way to work this into English. [mons2]: A pun; "Shiomaniki" means fiddler crab. Again, couldn't think of a way to make this work in English. [mons3]: One interpretation of the Semitic god Dagon portrays him as a fish god, partly because of the Hebrew word "dag" - fish. [mons4]: A Baku is a Japanese chimera that eats nightmares. It has an elephant's trunk, a rhino's eyes, and tiger paws. [mons5]: Karasu (Crow) Tengu specifically refers to the bird-like variety of Tengu, as they are portrayed in a variety of different forms. [mons6]: Kouryuu is the "Yellow/Gold Dragon" who sits at the center of the four Ssu-Ling - Genbu, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Suzaku. [mons7]: Rakshasa are demons in Hindu mythology, appearing in the Ramayana. [mons8]: Susanoo is the hot-blooded brother of Amaterasu, and the slayer of the eight-headed serpent, Yamata no Orochi. [mons9]: A Nue is a Japanese chimera with a monkey's head, a tanuki's body, a tiger's legs, and a snake tail. It brings disease and misfortune. [mons10]: "Dokuro" is Japanese for skull. [mons11]: Tororo is a dish of pureed yams. [mons12]: "Buruburu" is the sound of shivering. [mons13]: Daimajin is a golem-like living statue from Kimiyoshi Yasuda's "Daimajin" movie trilogy. [mons14]: Ashigaru were the Shogun's personal army in Japan's Muromachi period. [mons15]: Shinsengumi were special police in the late Shogunate period. [mons16]: Miyamoto Musashi was a famed Japanese swordsman. [mons17]: The four fiends are a reference to the Ssu-Ling of Chinese astrology. -Genbu: The Black Tortise, represents North/Water/Winter -Seiryuu: The Azure Dragon, represents East/Wood/Spring -Byakko: The White Tiger, represents West/Metal/Autumn -Suzaku: The Vermillion Bird, represents South/Fire/Summer h. Monster/Esper Skills FFL SaGa Trans ---- ----- ----- Nail Tsume Claw/Nail Tusk Kiba Fang/Tusk Head Zutsuki Headbutt Nose Hana Flower Pincer HASAMI Pincer Beak Kuchibashi Beak Tentacle Shokushu Tentacle Punch PANCHI Punch Kick KIKKU Kick Bite Kamitsuki Bite Fin Hire Fin Horn Tsuno Horn Tail Shippo Tail Bone Hone Bone Bash Taiatari Body Blow/Ramming Sword Tsurugi Sword Axe Ono Axe Saw Nokogiri Saw 2Pincer 2hon no HASAMI Double Pincers 4Heads 4tsu no Atama 4 Heads 8Legs Shokushu 8tsu 8 Tentacles 2Tusks 2hon no Kiba 2 Tusks 4Horns 3bon no Tsuno 3 Horns 2Swords 2touryuu 2 Sword Style 6Arms 6pon no Ude 6 Punch Arms 3Heads 3tsu no Atama 3 Heads Honey Mitsu Honey Cure KEARU Cure Heal HIIRINGU Healing Revive Fukkatsu Revive Care Chiryou Medical Treatment Raise REIZU Raise Telepor TEREPOOTO Teleport Left Kami no Hidarite God's Left Hand Right Kami no Migite God's Right Hand Hari-Te Hari Te Hari Te [skil1] Poison Dokubari Stinger Poison Doku no Kiba Poison Fang P-Fangs MAHI Dzume Poison Claw Strict Makitsuku ll Petrify Sekika Kuchhell i Stell Kara ni Hairu Retract into Shell Drink Chiwosuu Bloodsuck Chill owep Nemurigusuri Sleep Powder Blind Metsubushi Blinder [skil2] Flash FURASSHUAI Flash Eye Ink Sumi Ink Gaze Noroi no Me Curse Eye Gaze Yuuwaku no Me Seduction Eye Riddle Nazonazo Riddle Sing Utagoe Singing Voice Gaze Sekika Nirami Stone Gaze Gaze DESU Nirami Death Gaze Drain Chikara wo Ubau Power Snatch Stench Akushuu Stench Sand Suna Jigoku Sand Hell Tremble Furueru Tremble/Shiver Electro Dengeki Electric Shock Bother Matowaritsuku Coil Around Web Ito Thread Touch DOREINTACCHI Drain Touch Kiss DOREINKISSU Drain Kiss Flame Honoo Flame Ice Reiki Cold Air Thunder Inadzuma Lightning Gas Dokugiri Poison Mist Acid San Acid Whirl Uzushio Whirling Tides Steal Nusumi Steal D-Beam Satsujin BIIMU Killer Beam Fire FAIA Fire Ice BURIZADO Blizzard Elec SANDAA Thunder Flare FUREA Flare Stop DESU Death Sleep SURIPURU Sleepel S-Skin Sawaru to Seikika Touch and Stone P-Skin Sawaru to MAHI Touch and Paralysis P-Skin Sawaru to Doku Touch and Poison Burning Sawaru to Yakedo Touch and Burn Explode Jibaku Explode/Self-Destruct Light Hikari Are Light Storm Stone BUREIKU Break Shell Kamegoura Turtle Shell Shell Kara ni Hairu Retract into Shell Drink Chiwosuu Bloodsuck Chill Tsumetai Te Cold Hand Pollen Doku Kafun Poison Pollen Rocket ROKETTOPANCHI Rocket Punch Beam Hakaikousen Destruction Beam Melt Tokasu Melt/Dissolve Sphere KURISUTARU Crystal Mirror Kagebunshin Kagebunshin [skil3] Kinesis TEREKINESHISU Telekinesis P-Blast SAIKOBURASUTO Psycho Blast Leech RAIFURIICHI Life Leech Uncurse Joubutsu Rest in Peace [skil4] ESP TEREPASHII Telepathy Hypnos HYUPUNOSHISU Hypnosis Barrier SAIKOBARIA Psycho Barrier Mirror SAIKOMIRAA Psycho Mirror Power SUUPAAPAWAA Super Power Armor BODIAAMAA Body Armor Gaze MAHI Nirami Paralysis Gaze Stealth Fuiuchi Surprise Attack Warning Keikai Vigilance Forseen Yochinouryoku Precognition [skil1]: Harite is an open-palm strike used by sumo wrestlers. [skil2]: I.e., something like sand thrown in the opponent's eyes to blind them. [skil3]: Lit. "Shadow Double", a ninja technique of creating copies of onesself. [skil4]: Or "Enter Nirvana". V. Closing Remarks ----------------------------- Some links I found incredibly useful: http://www.solon.org/cgi-bin/j-e/ Jeffrey's Japanese-English Dictionary Server: This is the best Japanese translation site I've come across on the web so far. I could not have done these translations without it. http://xb_lim.at.infoseek.co.jp/ Pledge of Bahamut: A Japanese site providing a comparison of SaGa and FFL, for Japanese players who are curious about the English version. Its listings of the Japanese names made my job infinitely easier. There are also comparisons for the other two Gameboy SaGas and Seiken Densetsu/ Final Fantasy Adventure. http://www.towerreversed.org/dump Text dumps of item/enemy names for all three Gameboy SaGas, allowing me to check my romanizations and provide quick lists for translation. Questions? Comments? Contributions? E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org Makaitoushi SaGa, Final Fantasy Legend, and all related names are copyright 1989/1990 Squaresoft. This document is copyright 2009 Frank Force, aka Gouki of Borg.