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Secret of Kanji Names in Haikyu!!

In Japanese Anime shows, manga, or books, Kanji names often contain some information to explain the characters. But those things get usually lost in translation. Today I share what Japanese people can notice about 2 sets of duo in “Haikyu!!”. Hinata Shoyo and Kageyama Tobio Hinata Shouyou(Shoyo)日向 翔陽 and Kageyama Tobio 影山 飛雄 are the main characters of Haikyu!!. Many people will think “These two are in contrast.” when they watch this show…and YES they are! Hinata’s family name “日向” means “Sunny Place”. On the other hand, Kageyama is “影山”, which means “Shadow Mountain”. I can imagine the happy bright sunlight and the dark side of the mountain together. lol …

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Meaning of Kanji on Jersey in “Yowamushi Pedal”

Hi, Kanji fans! I’ll share a question from a follower about the popular Japanese Anime show “Yowamushi Pedal” today. I like that show too!(*’▽’)☆ The jerseys in Yowamushi Pedal often have Japanese characters on them.  I was wondering if you could translate them. OK! Yes, I can! Thank you for the question and the nice pictures! They help me a lot.(*´Д`) Well, those kind of jerseys usually say their school names, company names, team names, and so on. I received 3 pictures this time, and I see all those names are their school’s that related to the school location. It seems that high schools are named after their location, just …

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Japanese Kanji on Correlation Diagram: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR

Do you watch the Anime show “KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR(かぐや様は告らせたい?)”? Today I’ll answer an interesting question from the follower! I’d like to know the meaning of the Japanese kanji on this diagram of relationships between Kaguya and the Shirogane family.(Season 2, Episode 10)  OMG, this is cute. I don’t know this show but now I’m very interested in it.(*’▽’) OK, this follower knows Japanese Hiragana script, so he needs help only for kanji but I’ll explain whole thing for other fans. The Relationship between Kaguya and Shirogane Family Let’s see Kaguya first. There are no arrows from Kaguya to the Shirogane family. So, we can see how the Shirogane family …

Japanese Kanji Joke in Anime: Charmy’s Sleeping Sheep’s One Hit “Black Clover” Part 2

Hi, Black Clover fans! I got a question about kanji in Episode 28! The big battle vs Vetto is going on there, and Charmy showed her super move “Sleeping Sheep’s Hit” again. When Charmy used her power in Ep.48, the third punch was translated differently from the last time. It didn’t say “Three hit” or “Tragedy”, but they say “Dispersion”. Do you have any insight about this? Wow! You noticed the details! I don’t think that many people catch the difference, but indeed there is the Japanese kanji joke seems to be here as you noticed! Here is the link to the blog post about the first use.  Japanese Kanji Joke …

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Sword Art Online 2: How to Write the Word in Japanese Kanji

Kanji fans sometimes want to write some words in kanji. But it’s not easy to look up the kanji that has the correct meanings, images, and sounds. Today, I’d like to share the question from a follower who wants to figure out how to write “Storm Sword” in Japanese kanji. I want to get kanji about “storm sword”, as the sword I choose the kanji for “Zekken (Absolute Sword)” like the one in anime “Sword Art Online 2”. Is “arashi no zekken” can be written with kanji “arashi(storm)”, hiragana “no”, and kanji “zekken”?? Oh, you know a lot about Japanese! What you are saying sounds very right. Zekken in Japanese …

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Meanings of the 9 Armors Spirits for “Ronin Warriors”

In Japan, kanji are sometimes used as the symbols of virtues.  武士道(Bushido) for Samurai is very well-known one. And I received a question about the virtues in the Anime show today! I’m watching “Ronin Warriors (鎧伝サムライトルーパー)”. Is this English dub accurate? 仁, 義, 礼, 智, 信, 忠, 孝, 悌, 忍 virtue, justice, trust, wisdom, life, loyalty, piety, obedience, and serenity Hmmmm, unfortunately, they don’t seem to be accurate. First of all, I searched the same episode in the original language, Japanese, and I found out that they said nothing in that part. (+_+) Yeah…Japanese people enjoy the silence a lot. There were no words but the slow music and the …

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The Meaning of the Japanese Kanji on the Haikyu!! Sweatshirt

My favorite volleyball anime show “Haikyu!!” is now available on Netflix! And I got a question about the symbol in the show. I found this symbol on the “Haikyu!!” sweatshirt. What does it mean? Thank you for your question! (*´▽`*)☆ That’s is from the team banner of Karasuno high school! The Meanings of Karasuno’s Team Slogan In Japan, sport teams often own this kind of banner to cheer the team. Usually, volleyball teams hang those banners on the fence of the second floor in the gymnasium, which almost all schools have. I see “烏野高校男子バレーボール部OB会” in the bottom right corner. That means, team graduates donated this banner. The banner says 飛べ(tobe). …

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Funny Facts about “Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun”

“Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun” is a new Japanese Anime show, and its original title is “魔入りました! 入間くん (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun)”. Did you notice there are 2 funny kanji jokes in it? Japanese Kanji Joke 1: 魔入りました(Mairimashita) The Japanese phrase “Mairimashita” has 2 meanings and both of them written this way “参りました”. came (It’s a very polite way to say “came”) surrendered (defeated and impressed by someone) The pink hair guy, Azz, uses both a lot in front of Iruma. When you see the subtitle says “I’ve slain.”, that means #2 above. However, in the title Mairimashita is spelled “魔入りました”. There is no such a Japanese phrase, but it makes sense …

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Meaning of The Kanji Name: Kirishima Eijirou “My Hero Academia”

Hey, My Hero Season 4 is about to begin! (*’▽’)☆ And I got a question from a follower about another character’s name! I think people are getting excited about the new season. I haven’t received a question about this show for awhile. Please explain the meanings of Kanji name “Eijiro(Eijirou) Kirishima” in My Hero. Thank you for asking! (*´▽`*)/ Yay, Kirishima is the kanji fan! lol Japanese Kanji in Kirishima’s Room for “My Hero Academia” The Quirk in the Kanji Name “Eijiro Kirishima” Kirishima is a very natural Japanese family name. It exists in real life! (not like “Bakugou”. lol) However, the real Kirishima is spelled like these in Japanese …

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The Japanese Kanji on the forehead of Aggretsuko

Aggretsuko is a Japanese anime show based on the character from Sanrio that is known for “Hello Kitty” and things. It’s available on Netflix! Japanese title is アグレッシブ烈子 which means “Aggressive Retsuko”. The main character Retsuko is a red panda who is working at an office. She is a cute ordinally girl but the “typical” stressful work/life environment drives her crazy. To kill her stress, she goes to Karaoke by herself and sing death metal…like this. lol Meaning of Kanji on the Forehead of “Aggretsuko” As you can see, one Japanese Kanji appears on her forehead when she sings. Japanese people are very used to see a Kanji on forehead …

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