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Post-Crisis Final Fantasy VII All content in Advent Children Complete, On the Way to a Smile, & Dirge of Cerberus detailing the 3 years since the conclusion of Final Fantasy VII.

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Old 06/21/2014   #1
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Default Q: Is Yuffie's friend, Yuri, a boy or a girl?

I was looking over Episode Yuffie for the first time in a long while, when I found myself confused.

Yuri is very feminine name in my head and so I assumed the character to be female. But Xcomp's translation makes Yuri out to be a male. After looking up the name some more, it appears that Yuri is a common Russian male name while in Japan it is typically a girl's name. Did Xcomp translate the gender wrong here due to experience with Russian usage of the name?
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Old 06/21/2014   #2
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I've seen Yuri used as both male and female so I'm clueless here.
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Old 06/21/2014   #3
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They used a lot of Russian names in Wutai, so he could be male. The way he's described in CoY, he seems like a boy.
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Old 06/21/2014   #4
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I've never really thought of him as possibly being a girl. Yuri is a boy's name in the west. Xcomp's trantslation of his description isn't the best thing to go by tbh. The description of him is something like "he had a beautiful face and well shaped nose."

Either way masculine words are used for him. In the french version anyway. I didnt do a full retranslation of this one unfortunately.
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Old 06/21/2014   #5
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How far should we allow ourselves to edit Xcomp's work? I already changed a misplaced upper case letter to lower case, but if we include edits that aren't merely grammatical then an editorial note such as...

"Original translation by Xcomp: Grammar and translation edits by TheLifestream."

...at the beginning is probably called for. Heck we already changed the chapter names back when from Case Of to Episode, so...
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Old 06/21/2014   #6
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I just put "Original Translation by Xcomp" on the audiobooks because I had the voice actors use his dialogue in some of them, so I was pretty much stuck with it, but the bulk of it is completely rewritten. Only one that's completely his translation is Yuffie... but I did make minor changes. Same with Maiden. Hito fixed things that didnt make sense, and put stuff in that had been missed.

If I could go back, I'd completely re-translate everything tbh There are still inaccuracies in all of the versions we have on the site.
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Old 06/21/2014   #7
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There's plenty of males named Yuri (in fiction, idk about IRL) so yeah idk
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Old 06/21/2014   #8
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German translation has him as male...
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Old 06/22/2014   #9
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Shademp, you saw "yuri" and couldn't get the image of chicks doing it out of your head, could you?
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Old 06/22/2014   #10
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^le lol

But seriously, I'm still paranoid. Can somebody confirm if the Japanese text uses masculine expressions for Yuri? Or is it so that the expressions are all gender neutral and that Yuri's gender is still debatable?
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Old 06/22/2014   #11
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In case of Nanaki, it says "She was walking backwards, dragging a boy her age by the ankles behind her, toward the town. "
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Old 06/22/2014   #12
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It was the sound of a girl’s voice who was around the same age as she was. It was an unfamiliar voice. It annoyed her even more that a stranger was calling her stupid.
Calling her, "him" later on in the episode was probably a typo.
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Old 06/22/2014   #13
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Telcontar wrote: Calling her, "him" later on in the episode was probably a typo.
That's a different person. That girl blames Yuffie for what happened to Yuri's mother
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Old 06/22/2014   #14
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i haven't checked but (having only read the japanese one) i think he's a he
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Old 06/23/2014   #15
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Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space was a dude, so I figure that a lot of people probably know it's a male name, and it's a pretty common Russian name.
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