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In the Vivre Card databook, Hyogoro's name was romanized as "Hyougoro". I'm not aware of any alternate romanizations, so I propose that the romanization we use be changed accordingly.

In a forum from 2019, Klobis brought up an issue with Kozuki/Kouzuki; I want to point out that the issue specifically applies to kanji names, while the first long o in Hyogoro/Hyougoro is written in katakana. I don't speak Japanese, though, so please correct me if I've misunderstood something. Walrsu (talk) 06:07, 10 October 2023 (UTC)

His name is also written Hyougoro in the URL of this page on the official website and in this video on the official YouTube channel. I agree we should change it as long as there aren't any other romanizations. DewClamChum (talk) 19:17, 10 October 2023 (UTC)

It's not that significant, but I find it odd that even within the same name they don't keep the "o"s consistent: Hyōgorō becomes "Hyougoro". Awaikage Talk 11:02, 14 October 2023 (UTC)

I've been waiting for other people to respond, but given it's been two weeks since the last reply, that doesn't seem likely to happen. Unless I've misunderstood Awaikage's message, there don't seem to be any disagreements to changing the romanization, so I'd like to implement it if more time passes without any disagreements - due to the amount of changes that would need to be made, I think waiting until November 10th (another two weeks) makes sense. If somebody disagrees with the new romanization or the waiting period, please respond below. Walrsu (talk) 04:35, 27 October 2023 (UTC)

I am completely against the change unless the spelling is provided by Oda himself. It has no consistency. --Klobis (talk) 13:48, 5 November 2023 (UTC)

I don't think the fact that it's not consistent is particularly relevant. We need to be consistent in how we determine romanizations, which would lead to us using the databook romanization. If the consistency is a genuinely significant issue (for which I'd have to defer), it can be mentioned in the Translations and Dub Issues, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't use the romanization. Walrsu (talk) 20:48, 5 November 2023 (UTC)