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05-02-2009, 09:52 AM
So rewatching this as I need some laughter in my life right now and just watched the second episode where we are introduced to Anna. I had forgotten that her last name was Coppola and when they saw it I assumed they thought it wasn't cool because of who it meant she was related to (Francis Ford Coppola) this would fit with the level of the house we saw her family in as well. But from the end of the second episode and what I remember from the rest that wasn't why they had an issue with it. Anyone else remember differently?
05-02-2009, 02:40 PM
Do you mean the whole "ana koppora" thing? Miu teases her by rendering her name in kanji with characters that mean "hole", "bone" and "cave" (穴骨洞, anakoppora). Needless to say, that doesn't make for the most pleasing mental image, and Ana does not like her name being interpreted in such a way. Which, of course, gives Miu all the more reason to tease her about it.
Serial Experiments Nobue
05-02-2009, 11:51 PM
Ana does not like her name being interpreted in such a way. Which, of course, gives Miu all the more reason to tease her about it.
Yep. It was Ana who didn't like her own last name, not so much the others who thought that it was weird (Miu aside). In fact, Nobue likes Ana's last name, since it's the same as Francis Ford Coppola. Ana's not related to him, though.
Ana had been teased about it at her last school, so that was her main motivation for not wanting to let on that a) she spoke fluent Japanese and was completely assimilated in Japanese culture and b) her last name was Coppola.
05-03-2009, 05:26 AM
Yea figured it out...had forgotten that part or blocked it out probably due to the potential overtones. I do have to say though the cat costume was incredibly cute (went ahead and rewatched) the next episode so figured it out myself)
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