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 Post subject: Does Nephrite's crest mean anything?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:52 am 
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In the 90s anime, Nephrite puts this crest on objects in order to implant a youma in them to drain his victims' energy:
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For unknown reasons, he also has it on the license plate of his own car:
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I don't know any Kanji, Hiragana, or Katekana, so for all I know this just says "Nephrite" in Japanese. On the other hand, maybe it's a made up or derivative symbol that doesn't quite match anything. Heck, maybe it's sanskrit or something. But does anyone actually know (or have a good guess/relevant information about) what it's meaning is, if anything?

A bit of unrelated trivia: the car that almost hits Luna near the beginning of the S Movie also appears to be a red Ferrari Testarossa 512, or at least a similar model to Nephrite's, but the driver is clearly some other guy (Nephrite is most likely still dead). Probably just a coincidence/animators reusing models, but it's intriguing.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Nephrite's crest mean anything?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:00 am 
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It always struck me as resembling an stylized evil-looking hand (like the Grinch's hand), with one finger grasping... something. A sickle, maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: Does Nephrite's crest mean anything?
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Tuxedo Unmasked made a post about this. It's supposed to be a stylized katakana character for ne.

www.tuxedounmasked.com/2016/05/26/what- ... mbol-mean/

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 Post subject: Re: Does Nephrite's crest mean anything?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:21 am 
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Ooh! Well, that answers that. Thanks! I should investigate this 'Tuxedo Unmasked' site further.


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