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09-13-2015, 04:50 PM
Is there a thread that identifies all of the Japanese symbols that the turtles wear on their bandanas and shells during this movie?

Candy Kappa
09-13-2015, 04:54 PM
Yes, although you might have to do some forum digging. Cause it might have been either buried in the main movie section, or deleted outright when the debates was too heated.

What I remeber, the kanji letters was pretty basic ala "leader" and "warrior" type stuff. Simple google results. All in All it was rather underwhelming and didn't seem to gave any greater meaning then looking cool and oriental-ish.

Candy Kappa
09-13-2015, 05:06 PM
Being the master of the search function I though I would be nice and look up a thread for ya


So yeah, basically the kanji are just cue words for each turtle's steriotypical archetype.

09-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Here ya go: http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=48359 (edit: beat me to it . lol)

Miss that thread, love discussion on the little details like that. Wish the film, or at least it's website, had touched on it.

Side note, I did eventually figure out that Leo's does simply say "son." For a long time I had been thinking only one of the symbols said it and the other unknown because to my untrained eye it didn't match enough with what was shown by others/online, but earlier in the year I saw it written in several different styles and one was close to an exact match.

I believe Mikey's is still a mystery though.

Edit: As for their shells I grabbed these shots recently. Don't think there was ever a thread about that topic.

(Donnie only left off because I couldn't see where he had anything on his.)

09-13-2015, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the links! I'm not very good at searching so I would have never been able to find the pages.

I'm interested in knowing whats painted on their backs as well. I'm surprised no one has discussed that.