Name and status
Unofficial subs refer to this character as "Kampfer Bort". However, the katakana literally reads "Kenpā Borutsu", which can be anything from a variety of options: "Kenper", "Kemper", "Kempfer", "Bolts", "Boltz", "Voltz", or something around those lines; of which "Kemper Voltz" seems to be quite literal while also being an actual and rather common German name. Probably the official sub will give us something totally random as usual.
- "Boltz" is also a (somewhat less common) surname, which I think would much more applicable. Up until now, names that are intended to have the "v" sound it them have consistently used said sound, rather than the "b" sound that would usually be used in the Japanese language (Levi's name is a good example). The fact that this sound is not used in Kemper's name indicates, to me at least, that his last name is intended to start with a "B." --Neetaku (talk) 04:11, December 19, 2017 (UTC)
- I think you're right. "Borutsu" can translate as "Voltz", but there's another spelling specific for it which is "Vuorutsu". They could have used that one if "Voltz" was the name they wanted. It could also be "Böltz" now that we're at it, but I'm going to rename it to "Boltz" for the time being.