Jess, so is Korekiyo the SHSL Folklorist or Anthropologist? Thanks
Okay, so. The Japanese is “Folklorist” in the sense of someone who studies a group’s stories, beliefs, customs, etc. I think they picked “Anthropologist” for the English because it’s closely related in meaning and a better-known word than folklorist.
I mean really, a folklorist is a kind of anthropologist, just one that focuses on cultural practices as opposed to like…population statistics and stuff.
I still think of Shinguuji as a Folklorist, but Anthropologist isn’t wrong. It’s like saying Gokuhara is an “Zoologist” rather than the more specific “Entomologist”, you know?