Hey guys, I recently pieced together what turns out to be a really
funny translation error. Check this out!
Alright, so, throughout the Alien Nine mangas, there are a couple references to a punk rock band called Dead Kennedys. I guess Hitoshi Tomizawa enjoys their music, and just wanted to throw in a few references for fun. The first reference is here, on the lovely Mrs. Kawamura's shirt sleeves; it's just one of those drawings in between chapters: (after you click the thumbnail the page will load with a scaled version of the picture; click that picture again to see it in full)
The next picture reference is also on a little "in-between-chapters-page". This one is on Yuri's jacket.
Alright, so at this point we can tell two things: 1. Hitoshi Tomizawa has not only gotten the band name wrong twice, but both times he got it wrong in a different way. 2. Dead Kennedys played a concert in Dallas in 1963.
About 1: the first time, Mr. Tmizawa wrote "Dead Kennedy", leaving out the plural "s". The second time he put the "s", but wrote "Kenneys" instead of "Kennedys". Obviously, his isn't very good with English. But suppose this: He searches "Dead Kennedy" looking for info about them. He misinterprets a report though, and thinks that Dead Kennedy played a concert in 1963 in Dallas. But wait- Dead Kennedys were formed in 1978. The misunderstanding lies in the fact that the article he heard that from wasn't mentioning a concert where the band played a Dallas gig in 1963: It was Robert F. Kennedy's assassination.
It was an easy mistake to make though, if he was looking up info about them on sites that were in English. Or perhaps he was looking at a Japanese site that made the mistake first. Either way, it's pretty darn funny in my oppinion
Oh, and any sixth grader who listens to Dead Kennedys probably never had a childhood