View Full Version : Question about Yoshi's childhood friend

09-23-2013, 05:33 PM
Hamato Yoshi's friend from his childhood: Yukio Mashimi: Was the name Yukio named after the other 4kids show Yu Gi Oh? I was watching the 4kids TMNT episode A Tale of Master Yoshi with my uncle and as my uncle heard the name Yukio, he thought he heard Yu Gi Oh. That got me wondering: was Yukio Mashimi named after Yu Gi Oh?

09-24-2013, 07:13 AM
I highly doubt that's the case. It sounds more like a regular Japanese name given to kids. I think you're overthinking things.

09-24-2013, 08:07 PM
When I heard "Yukio Mashimi" I immediately thought of the Japanese playwright Yukio Mishima who committed public seppuku... The writers probably just picked a random name though :3