what is it about monster-based kids' anime in particular that makes everyone on the english-language internet (and even shit like translated pixiv tags) embrace the american localization names for everyone and everything

pokemon? ok, it's nintendo. but why yugioh and digimon
Pixiv translates 城之内 克也 and 真崎 杏子 as "Joey Wheeler" and "Téa Gardner" that is incredibly fucking weird
what the fuck is this
my point is that it's only done for stuff involving monsters/monster collection/"pokemon-ish" elements

imagine everyone calling Usagi "Serena" to this day. Sailor Moon wiki defaulting to that, "also known as Usagi Tsukino in Japan". Pixiv Usagi tag translated as "Serena".
"Call Téa Anzu, angry fans"

ok so americans get mad if you use the actual character name instead of the 4kids one. very normal.
I think I got it:

the reason no one does it to Sailor Moon but everyone does it to monster stuff is because monster collection anime/game/manga fans got into the genre through Pokemon, and are thus Nintendo fans. the group that embraces needless name changes like no other!
especially given how little of the original wordplay ACTUALLY made it into Phoenix Wright's character names, most people would not consider "pun names" a good justification to ridiculously pretend "Japan is America" for an entire series

not Nintendo fans! nenilein.tumblr.com/post/146996308…
yeah I don't think using local pokemon names is weird at all. I'm talking about, say, Yugioh, which already has a licensed English manga with the original names, that more people should read cuz it's a good shonen

normies who like Jojo would enjoy it too
esp early stuff when the cards were saved for big climactic moments & it was more often about a variety of "games", with a pretty wide definition of "game" (some being outright Jigsaw-tier). very similar to Jojo or Sakigake Otokojuku with every encounter being a different thing.

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