jimmy_kud0_tv2 wrote:Swagnarok wrote:MeiTanteixX wrote:Swagnarok wrote:If Masumi's from England, does that mean there may be a connection between her and Elena (who is also from England)?
well...she is kind of her aunt, so that should be enough of a connection. Sera probably never met her though.
I'm not so sure that Mary is Masumi's mother. The only evidence for this is whenever she referred to Mary as "mama". When you really think about it, though, this is a very unusual thing for a girl who is nearly an adult to call her mother. Most people would simply say "Mom" (or, if you're from the UK, "Mum"). Mama implies an unusually high degree of attachment, and to my knowledge is normally used by adults only in rural parts of the United States or perhaps among members of the Black-American community.
That's just my opinion though.
When Masumi was introduced, she was referring to Kogoro as Ran's "papa", so its a bit more safe to assume that she is referring to Mary as her mother. Also its normal for a japanese speaker to use, as japanese does have a decent amount of english loan words now. As "mama" was written in Japanese katakana, rather than english like other words (ex: Case Closed, Rum, ect. ), its more than likely just that Gosho is having her use that word on preference for that character.
Well another thing about the woman (Mary?) is she said "shinigami" not "demon" or evil spirit even when they were in England at that time... So i think she was not pure british and elena is not pure british too but i forget where it stated, are they related somehow? Oh about the case ten years ago involving shinichi will that be related to a fake spirit detective??