Her Majesty Queen Natsuko Toda's
E:Original script J:Toda's Japanese subtitles translated back into English (Boromir talking about Denethor) E:My father is a noble man, J:My father was a noble man, (Don't kill Denethor!) (Boromir urges Frodo not to go to Mordor) Boromir: E:"Why do you recoil? I am no thief." Frodo: E:"You are not yourself!" J: "Don't tell a lie!" (Don't tell a lie, Ms. Toda!) (Boromir's last word to Aragorn) E:"Our people, our people!" J:"Our race! Mankind!" (Begging your pardon, sir! But he's a-talking about the people of Gondor, I'm sure!) (Aragorn to Frodo) E:I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor. J:If I [could/can], I [would have shared/will share] your doom. (The tense is not explicitly shown in Japanese subtitle and both interpretations apply. But the later meaning is stronger) (Galadriel to Frodo) E(lvish):Namarie J:Take care (Begging your pardon, sir! But I know the Lady meant "Farewell".)
(explanation of Jar-Jar) E:"A local" J:"A Localian" (a creature of planet "Local"?!)
'I say to you, Japanese Star Wars geeks, not till now have I understood the tale of your grief and toil. As wicked nerds I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the geeks say, the one way to watch the movie, it is bitter to accept...' --- LotR, Appendix A
'But come, Ms.Toda, the Queen of subtitles!' he went on in his soft voice again. 'To every maiden her part. Amount and quickness of work is yours, and you win high honour thereby. Translate that which your lord names as craps, and be content. Meddle not in policies which you do not understand.' --- LotR, "The Voice of Saruman"
"In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen of Subtitles! ... All shall love me and despair!" --- LotR, "The Mirror of Galadriel"
"Don't hurt us with nasty cruel words! Let us live, yes, live just a little longer in the Japanese movie industry. Lost, lost! We're lost." --- LotR, "Mount Doom"
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V.2 mistranslation, natsuko toda, toda natsuko, lotr, fotr