I've spoken Mandarin Chinese for quite a long time (I'm American), and I've noticed lately that in Mooshu, that some names are in Chinese! Such as a Recipe Vender in Village of Sorrow, his name is Shang Hao. Shang Hao roughly translate to Mountain street, or mountain road. I found this pretty cool! There are more, but I won't name them all. I just wanted to say that I found it pretty interesting! (For all of you Chinese speakers out there: This only makes sense with the correct pinyin, or it doesn't make sense.)
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Mooshu is based off of Japan. If you look closely, everything is Japanese. Look at the swords, names, the samoorai (unless China has those, idk ;) ) If it were Chinese, i am sure it would make some sort of reference to the Great wall of China, as Krokotopia did to the Great Pyramid of Gyza. Also look at the designs of the buildings, and landscape. Japanese! :-D
I've always thought of Mooshu as a jumble of all Asian continents- it definitely has both Chinese and Japanese influence. It looks more Japanese, but sometimes the outfits are Chinese, and the names are mixed. I have no idea what the Chinese names mean, but if you go to the turtle dude who is the house vendor, you'll see his name is 'kame'- that literally means 'turtle'. Creative, right?