Tag Alias: sakuma_eiko <-> sakuma_hideko

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Aliasing sakuma_eiko <-> sakuma_hideko.

Reason: According to the Pixiv Encyclopedia (http://dic.pixiv.net/a/%E4%BD%90%E4%B9%85%E9%96%93%E8%8B%B1%E5%AD%90 ), "Hideko" is the proper pronunciation of her name (佐久間英子) rather than "Eiko," as described below (full translation is welcome):


However, NicoNico Douga's encyclopedia (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E4%BD%90%E4%B9%85%E9%96%93%E8%8B%B1%E5%AD%90 ) still uses "Eiko."

With no other sources concering pronunciation, this can go either way depending on your discretion.

Updated by jxh2154

I think the description there is saying "Hideko" is used because a lot of K-ON! characters' names are based on real musicians, and there is a musician named Sakuma Masahide (taking the "Hide" from his name). Don't think it's an assumption that has any official basis, though, so it really could be either way. Browsing people with the name 英子 on Japanese Wikipedia, "Eiko" does seem to be the more common reading, though there are a fair number of "Hideko".