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The Secret of One Punch Man: All Japanese People Notice

We are all waiting for the premiere of “One Punch Man Season 2”. But just in case you didn’t know let’s talk about the origin for the show. One Punch Man’s original Japanese title is ワンパンマン (wanpanman). “Wanpan” is  a shortened form of “One Punch” that Japanese people pronounce this English word. And there is one thing almost all Japanese people can notice about the title. When Japanese people hear the word “ワンパンマン (wanpanman)” for the first time, they doubt their ears. “Huh? Did you say Anpanman??” That’s how deeply seeded this is in Japanese pop culture. What is the Origin of One Punch Man? Yes, Anpanman was there first. Wanpanman (One Punch …

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Japanese Kanji Joke in Anime: Charmy’s Sleeping Sheep’s One Hit “Black Clover”

Charmy is a cute little girl who uses the Cotton Creation Magic for the popular Anime “Black Clover”. She’s constantly eating food and I’ve never seen her fighting seriously until this episode! In the episode 45, Charmy used her powerful magic to save her FOOD!! Then I found a Japanese kanji joke in her attack, and want to share with you! Hidden Japanese Kanji Joke in Black Clover Charmy used her strong magic “Sleeping Sheep’s One Hit”. She create huge sheep and it hit the enemy. 一撃 (ichi-geki) means “One Hit”. But there is more. Usually Japanese people use this word “一撃” to describe “the strong attack which finishes something …

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Japanese Kanji T-Shirt Giveaway Campaign 2018

This Campaign is Ended! Check Out Winners! (Updated on Sep.1, 2018) Promotion Description Dates and Times This campaign starts from the moment this post is up and ends on Aug.31, 2018 at 11:59PM(EST). KansaiChick will draw winners on Sep. 1, 2018. Eligibility 13 years old and up, USA residents only. Your own Facebook account is necessary to enter this campaign. The prize can be shipped in USA only. KansaiChick family members and personal friends can’t apply for this campaign. How to Enter To enter this campaign, applicants Like the Facebook Post of this Campaign and Comment on That Post.  Please make sure you do BOTH. No purchase is necessary to …

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Meaning of Kanji Name: Shimura Tenko (Shigaraki Tomura) “My Hero Academia”

I got ANOTHER question about the Japanese kanji name of the character for My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)! Thank you so much. (*’▽’)  The show seems to be very popular recently. I enjoy it, too! What is the meaning of the kanji name “Tomura Shigaraki”? Shigaraki! The first request of a villain is here! Do you know him? He is the guy who usually put a “corpse hand” on his face and call it “Dad”. ((((@_@;) Ha ha ha…! It’s nicely sick! Meanings of “Shigaraki Tomura” in Japanese Kanji The name “Shigaraki Tomura” looks like 死柄木 弔 in Japanese kanji. This name seems to be the Villain Name that he gave himself …

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Meaning of Kanji Name: Uraraka Ochako (Uravity) “My Hero Academia”

I got another question about the kanji name of the character for My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア). Can you guess whom I will talk about today! What is the meaning of the kanji name “Ochako Uraraka”? The answer is Ochako!(*´▽`*) Her quirk is “Zero Gravity”. As a Japanese name, “Ochako” is the proper spelling but I found a picture that the author spelled it “Ochaco”. Personally I like “Ochaco” too. It looks cuter…. Meanings of “Uraraka Ochako” in Japanese Kanji Ochako’s full name looks like 麗日 お茶子 in Japanese kanji. The last name “麗日 (Uraraka)” is very made up. It doesn’t exist in real life. The word “uraraka (麗らか)” means like …

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I Got a Question about the Meaning of a Kanji!

I was born and raised in Japan, so I understand only the Japanese language. However, it must be very hard to tell the difference between Japanese kanji and Chinese kanji for the people from other countries. I got another precious question from my follower…and, accidentally it was Chinese! Figuring out Chinese is very challenging for me but let me try! Can you help me to know the meaning of the kanji in this image?   Thank you for contacting me! Um…What…? (‘Д’)  So far, I can barely guess the meaning of the part of big main kanji word in the image. First of all, according to my internet research, this …

Meaning of Kanji Name: Midoriya Izuku (Deku) “My Hero Academia”

Today I’ll answer another question from a follower! Yes! I got a request of the kanji name explanation. What is the meaning of the kanji name “Izuku Midoriya”? Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about him! Midoriya Izuku (緑谷 出久) is the main character of the popular Anime “My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)”. Meanings of “Midoriya Izuku” in Japanese Kanji Deku’s full name is 緑谷 (Midoriya) 出久 (Izuku). Midoriya is his last name but sounds very uncommon. According to my research, the Japanese family name “緑谷” does exist in real life but is very rare. The first kanji “緑 (midori)” means “Green” and the second one “谷 (tani …

Meanings of kanji in Anime My Hero Academia

Japanese Kanji in Kirishima’s Room for “My Hero Academia”

Season 3 of “My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア) ” is currently airing! Today I’ll answer the question about Japanese kanji from a viewer! Thank you for contacting KansaiChick!! I see so many white papers around the desk in Kirishima’s dorm room. What do they say?  Right! Deku and friends moved into the dorm! …and THIS is the Kirishima’s room in Episode 51 you are talking about. I see. There are 4 small white signs. Let me explain one by one! Meanings of Kanji Signs in Kirishima’s Dorm Room The top one is “気合! (kiai!)” and this Japanese kanji idiom means “Fired Up!“. Then next one says “漢気 (otokogi)” which means “Manly …

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New Japanese Kanji Shirt Poll Results

Thank you for voting in the KansaiChick’s Kanji Shirt Poll! We have the results and the latest on going poll here! The No.1 popular kanji will be definitely come out next! Additional Votes are Welcome from Existing Voters for Updated Kanji New Ideas are Welcome from Voters! Please Choose “Other” and Write Your Idea. The poll will be updated/adjusted and will remain here in KansaiChick website for the time being. So, if you feel like voting later, take the poll anytime for the next No.1 kanji! New Kanji Poll Results for Japanese Shirts in 2018-2019 Poll #1: – Jun.30, 2018 Poll #2: Jul.1 – Aug.15, 2018 Poll #3: Aug.16 – …

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Meaning of Kanji Name: Nomu “My Hero Academia”

In the popular Japanese Anime “My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)”, we see a strong manmade monster “Nomu”. That got created by All-for-One to defeat All Might. By the way, do you know why they spell “Nomu” that way? When I heard it for the first time, I thought they are saying “Norm”. But I realized that they translated the name “Nomu” in subtitle. Then, I saw Japanese name. …Ah-hah! (@_@) Meanings of “Nomu” and Japanese Kanji First of all, the monster’s name “Nomu” is originally written in a Japanese Kanji “脳無”. The first kanji “脳” means “Brain” and the second one “無” means “Nothing” or “Naught”. So, the name 脳無 (Nomu) …

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