the voice actor for Ash just posted on twitter about this in light of The Arceus Chronicals coming to netflix tomorrow.
according to her, it is with a hard C
while i wouldn’t be surprised if it was pronounced with a soft C in japanese, i feel this is pretty hard evidence as to how pokemon believes it should be pronounced.
I’ve always pronounced it this way, but I know that many use the “s” sound to match the Japanese kanji (アルセウス; Aruseusu).
Also every English dub released by Pokemon uses the hard “c” for Arceus.
“ar-ke-kay-us”? Did people really say it like that?
I thought it was “ar-see-us” haha…
perhaps it is if you’re japanese, or speaking from a japanese perspective
ah! I see, that makes sense
y’all already know ash uses the hard c
I remember reading somewhere (I think it might have been bulbapedia?) that originally it WAS officially pronounced ar-see-us but they changed it to ar-kee-us because they didn’t want it to sound like you’re saying a rude word (arse)