Random short post for ya.
Betterman is one of the shows I’ve had on hold for god damn ever, so I finally watched five episodes of it the other day and promptly dropped it. I think it’s a series that can be great for some people, but for me it’s way too slow and the action fails too hard. But thaaaaat’s beside the point.
Betterman is a weird title that always brings to mind the Pearl Jam song of the same name (which I hate). In the show, it’s indeed pronounced “Bettaaman,” which is how I’d expect it to be written in Japanese, but it’s not. It’s “betaaman” with only one T. I realize that Japanese pronunciation and spelling of English words is vague enough that who gives a fuck. Well, I find it interesting because of the way the Japanese title is presented:
Which looks like it says, “beta.man.” “Beta Man” would be an interesting title and kind of means the same thing, ya’know? But it actually fits better with the show’s science-heavy themes and more strongly implies a theme of evolution.
Just a thought.