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In Episode 2, Zapp Renfro gets an introduction screen which captions 馬鹿 and バカ as "Dick Suck". At first, I thought this was a troll caption, but it appears in official releases such as the Funimation! stream.

Zapp Renfro

Does anyone know why this was captioned this way? Possibly a reason/joke in the anime?

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  • By official releases do you mean just localized releases like Funimation or does that also appear in the Japanese version – Memor-X Jan 16 '16 at 13:04
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    Because it's funny.... Do you expect there to be a deeper reason? – senshin Jan 16 '16 at 16:36
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    @Memor-X All the English text in the character introductions are present in the original Japanese release. – senshin Jan 16 '16 at 16:36
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    Chain Sumeragi is labeled "Shawty." – кяαzєя Jan 17 '16 at 2:26
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    @senshin we are indeed always looking for deeper answer! – Ikaros Jan 17 '16 at 11:33
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You can read here:

Zapp, a "Dick Suck"

Dick Suck is a meme referring to an annotation shown during the introduction to the character of Zapp Renfro within episode 2 of the anime, with one of the introductory annotations referring to him as a “dick suck”. Due to the humorous nature of the comment, the term grew in popularity among fans, and is often paired with fanart of the character.

However, it's mostly a pun on baka as mentioned on Reddit:

I think it actually says "Baka Baka".

Yep, the kanji is 馬鹿 (baka) and the katakana says "baka" too.

As for the reason of its official translation being that as well, it seems to be for nothing more than humor purposes like senshin points out in the comments.

Something similar to this is:

Chain Sumeragi introduction screen

Chain Sumeragi being labelled as a "shawty"

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