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Subject: Re: What does 'Zanretsu' mean
Author: Mike C   (Authenticated as Mike C)
Date: May 7, 2002 at 12:01:26 AM
Reply to: What does 'Zanretsu' mean by Hiroshi Zanrertsu
According to several websites for the video game King of Fighters, the phrase Zanretsu Ken translates to "Momentary Violence Fist".
(for example, http://mai.rinoa.nu/kof/faqs/98takuma.txt)

The Japanese translation software I use does not list "ken" as meaning either momentary, violence, or fist. The closest translation I saw was "sword". However, Japanese games are notorious for having terrible English translations when they are brought to North America.

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