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Level-5 Files Trademark for “Megaton Musashi”

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According to Twitter’s Trademark Bot, Level-5, the developers behind Fantasy Life, Inazuma Eleven and the popular Yokai Watch series of video games, filed a new trademark for the name “Megaton Musashi” on January 28, 2015.

As Hachima Kikou points out, Musashi was the name of a Japanese WWII battleship, which battleship was discovered this month in the Philippines, thanks to a research team funded by Microsoft’s Paul Allen.

There aren’t any more details on the game yet, but we’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, you may want to read up on some Japanese naval history.

[Editor’s note: above image is from a painting of the Musashi’s last moments.]

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6 comments
  1. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    March 9, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Why drop “Class” when translating “メガトン級ムサシ”?

    Curious that 級 is used over 型. 級 is used in foreign class names, but native ship classes, even modern JCG and JMSDF ones, all seem to use 型.

    I’ll read into it and the use of kana ムサシ over むさし or 武蔵 (seems foreign despite the name) and guess it’s a space ship

  2. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    March 9, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Musashi is also best Getter pilot

  3. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    March 9, 2015 at 9:16 am

    There’s this recent disturbing trend about WW2 and Japan (most notably KanColle). Doesn’t help the recent trend of Americans becoming the bad guys in some anime (most notably Guilty Crown).

    Still Level-5 is pretty kid-friendly.

  4. Akutan Zero
    Akutan Zero
    March 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Something similar to Space Battleship Yamato (Musashi being a Yamato-class battleship)? You could be onto something.

  5. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    March 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Unfortunately it’s unavoidable, if your country is the defeated power in a war those who survive have to make sense of the tragedy. Remember history is written by the victors and the survivors, so with that context, shouldn’t we be grateful that something colorful could come out of something so tragic?

  6. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    March 10, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Wake me when they file for the trademark “Dark Cloud 3”