TRANSLATIONS;All information is based off of the manga version of Galaxy Angel. All of the information is sorted by book and page number with different words or ideas that may be a bit confusing. Here is a giant list of all of the translations found at the back of each manga book.
pg. 7: Mint Cosplaying - According to her character profile, Mint enjoys cosplaying, but keeps it a secret.
pg. 7: San - a suffix; can be put after any name to indicate respect. Mint calls everyone using the "-san" suffix not only because she is one of the youngest, but because she grew up in a proper household.
pg. 43: Age and Blood Type - Ranpha is asking Takuto for this information so that she can use it for her fortune-telling.
pg. 69: Apricot Candy - Here, Mint is eating a candy very popular at Japanese festivals. The apricot candy is known for its extreme coloring.
pg. 72: Oden - A type of Japanese food served during the winter. It is a hot pot dish which includes daikon radish, fish cakes, boiled eggs, sea weed, mochi, and other items.
pg. 76: Baked Sweet Potato - Baked sweet potato is popular during the Autumn season, when vendors would drive around with baked sweet potato trucks. The vendor trucks typically bake the potato in hot rocks, but Takuto made them with a bonfire. They can easily be made by wrapping a sweet potato with wet newspaper and aluminum foil, and putting them in the fire. Please be careful when dealing with fire.
pg. 88: Boy-Band - This was a reference to all the boy bands in Japan who take off their shirts when preforming. Tey also change on stage really quickly, and a certain agency is known for training their boys to change fast.
pg. 187: Sakippo - An employee at Broccoli Books. Not a real name.
pg. 193: Valentine's Day - In Japan, Valentine's Day s celebrated differently from united States custom. The females are the only ones sending gifts, which are usually chocolate to their love interests. Most girls use Valentine's Day as a day to confess their love to someone. Aside from that, girls give obligation chocolates to friends, family, and colleagues to show appreciation on that day.
pg. 11: In Japanese tag, "it" is represented by demons, which is why Milfeulle is wearing a demon mask.
pg. 31: Transbaal Walker - A reference to regional "Walker" magazines that give regional hot spot information. There is "Tokyo Walker," "Kansai (West Region) Walker,""Kobe Walker." etc. They are all published by Kadowaka Shoten, the publisher of the Japanese Galaxy Angel manga.
pg. 32: Pails - The traditional pails in Japanese hot springs are made out of wood, so they would making clonking sounds when hit. For practical purposes, most pails are now made in plastic, unless the hot spring inn is a traditional one.
pg. 32: Bath Houses - In Japan, there are a lot of public baths. These are large bathing areas indoors that are opened to the public. The bathing areas are separated by gender.
pg. 34: Sake - Japanese rice wine.
pg. 72: Takuto and Octopus - There is a pun here with "Takuto" and "Tako" which means "octopus" in Japense.
pg. 172: Satomia-san - He was the first producer for the Galaxy Angel anime.
pg. 172: Normad - A character from the anime.
pg. 172: Mad House - A famous animation studio in Japan. They are the people who worked on the animation for Galaxy Angel and other titles such as Di Gi Charat and Aquarian Age the Movie.
pg. 172: Volcott - A character from the anime.
pg. 172: Normad Plushie - Galaxy Angel volume 1 is currently available!
pg. 191: Red Noodle - The noodles the Angels are eating are soumen, a thin noodle Japanese eat during the summer. In most soumen packs, there is one noodle that is colored red, and it is common to see people eating soumen fight to get the red one.
pg. 9: Forte and Mint are wearing yukatas. Yukatas are a type of kimono worn usually in the summer at festivals. Historically, they have been worn after one takes a bath, but by the Meji Period people began to wear them outside.
pg. 55: Kid's Meal - In Japanese restaurants, the kids' meal usually has a little flag on it.
pg. 161: Meditation - In Japan, there is a type of mental training in which one stands under a waterfall to meditate. One would wear a certain type of clothing and join hands to reach a state of selflessness in the waterfall. This exercise can also be used to pray for a wish to be fulfilled.
pg. 176: Ryoko Shintani - The Japanese voice actor for Milfeulle in the anime. She was the winner of the Prism Palette Broccoli audition and was chosen to play the main part, Yayoi Sakurgai.
pg. 176: Yukari Tamura - The Japanese voice actor for Ranpha in the anime. Her work includes Misha from Pita-Ten.
pg. 176: Miyuki Sawashiro - The Japanese voice actor for Mint in the anime. Her work includes Puchiko from Di Di Charat
pg. 176: Kazuhiko Inoue - The Japanese voice actor for Professor Asagaya Minami. He is a guest character for this episode. Dejiko and Puchiko also have a part in this episode.
pg. 176: V - Vanilla and Normad - Both Japanese voices for Vanilla and Normad are done by the same voice actor, Mika Kanai. She also sings for both characters.
pg. 176: Mayumi Yamaguchi - The Japanese voice actor for Forte in the anime. Her work includes Envy from Full Metal Alchemist.
pg. 176: One, Two, Three, Daaaaa! - This is a famous line coined by the professional Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki.
pg. 176: Keiji Fujiwara - The Japanese voice actor for Colcott. His other work includes the dad in Crayon Shinchan.
pg. 176: "The Lonely Mumble" - The original title is "Hitori Gottsu," a TV show feaeturing comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto.
pg. 178: GA - Short for Galaxy Angel.
pg. 178: Broccoli - The company that created Galaxy Angel, along with other titles such as Di Gi Charat, Aquarian Age, and Bushi Lord.
pg. 193: Hanten - A puffy, cotton coat-like outerwear the Japanese wear during the winter to keep warm. Mainly used inside the home. Very comfortable.
pg. 193: Kotatsu - A blanket-table the Japanese use during the winter to keep warm. it is a table with a quilt over it, and there is a heat generator attached to keep one's feet warm.
pg. 193: Tangerines - Japanese people tend to eat tangerines when they sit at a kotatsu. Tangerines are the most widely consumed fruit in Japan.
pg. 194: Dragon Jr. - The monthly anthology magazine that featured Galaxy Angel manga. It is now called Dragon Age.
pg. 42: Mont Blanc - A dessert named after the highest mountain in the Alps, its name is French for "white mountain." It consists of a sweetened chestnut puree, which is topped off with whipped cream and a chestnut.
pg. 45: rice with chestnuts - Known in Japan as kurigohan, it is a savory dish of rice steamed with chestnuts.
pg. 115: Milfeulle's flowers - In the Galaxy Angel anime, Milefeulle is able to fly using the flowers in her hair.
pg. 119: Mints ears and Ranpha's hair buns - Mint and Ranpha are also able to fly in the anime series.
pg. 245: obento - Japanese lunches are often brought in stacked boxes.
pg. 252: new publisher - The Galaxy Angel manga series continues in the magazine Comic Rush published by Jive.
pg. 262: yakitori - A dish of chicken bits grilled on skewers, its popular with Japanese businessmen.