imaginativecrime said: Okay, I just really got to ask now what this new craze is. LOL
Ok. Settle in, buckle up, hold on to your knickers, and let me explain you a thing. I know you didn’t want this but you’re gonna get it anyway:
EXPOSITION TIMES! \o/
Allow me to introduce you to the wonderful world of Shingeki no Kyojin aka Attack on Titan. Where everyone is totally happy and nobody dies at all.
“Bertolt” (which is pronounced as “Be-ru-to-ru-to” in Japanese, try saying that five times fast) is hard for Japanese speakers to pronounce, so fandom has started calling him ベルなんとか (“Be-ru-nan-to-ka,” literally “Bersomethingorother” or “Berwhateverthefuck”) instead. Be-ru-nan-to-ka might have the same number of syllables as Be-ru-to-ru-to, but it’s still much easier to say because of the positions of the consonants.