My nickname is "The Wonderboy", my question is basically how to write that nickname in katakana. Is it: ・ワンダーボーイ ? or ・ワンダーボーイ ?


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The is pronounced as /ðə/ before a consonant, and as /ði/ before a vowel. /ðə/ is closer to ザ and /ði/ is closer to ジ. ワンダーボーイ starts with a consonant ("w"), so you should use ザ.

That said, this rule is often ignored in transliteration, and you will see ザ used regardless of the following katakana on posters.


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