In the popular Anime today “My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)”, there is a cute little grandma character who is the school nurse of UA High. She is obviously old, so she dares call herself “the Youthful Heroine” Recovery Girl.

Japanese Kanji Joke and Meanings in My Hero Academia

Recovery Girl’s Name in Kanji and its Meanings

Her name is 修善寺 治与 (Shuzenji Chiyo) in kanji.

The kanji word “修繕” means “Repair” and the next letter “寺” means “Temple”, which is included in some actual Japanese last names.

The first kanji of her first name is “治” and it contains some meanings like “Cure” or “Heal”. Then the second one is “与” which means “Give”, “Grant” and so on.

Japanese Kanji Joke and Meanings in My Hero Academia

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The Secret Kanji Joke: The Reason Why Recovery Girl Kisses

Recovery Girl kisses the person who needs her help. She seems to have the quirk to super-activate the healing power of others.

The kids, who didn’t know about her, seemed to be shocked by the fact that she kisses first-time people.

Why does she kiss? There is the reason that fluent Japanese speakers can notice easily.

Japanese Kanji Joke and Meanings in My Hero Academia

The sound of “Smooch” is “ちゅ (chu / chyu)” or “ちゅう (chuu / chyuu)” in Japanese. And that sounds very very close to the word “chiyu”. The Japanese kanji word “治癒 (chiyu)” means…”Healing”, “Cure”, and “Recovery”!!

Now you know. (*^3^*) chu!

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Japanese kanji shirt "Hero"


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