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Meanings of Japanese Names in “Assassination Classroom”

“Assassination Classroom” (暗殺教室) is one of my favorite Anime shows! This is not a show that is talking about super powers, and almost all characters have “regular” names that could exist in real life. Today, I’ll answer the question from a follower! (*´▽`*) Thank you for being patient! Could you explain the meaning for characters names in “Assassination Classroom”? OK! I received 4 characters’ names, here we go! Meanings of Kanji Name 潮田 渚 Nagisa Shiota 潮 (shio: Tide) 田 (ta: Rice field) 渚 (nagisa: Beach, Where the waves gather) The kanji “田” is very common in Japanese family names. Then, most importantly the first name Nagisa is usually GIRL’s …

meaning of Japanese kanji name in Anime

Japanese Kanji and Kid’s Names in “Assassination Classroom”

Have you ever heard a Japanese word “キラキラネーム(kirakira-name)”? That is a new Japanese word that was born in last 2 decades. If I translate “キラキラネーム” somehow, I’ll say “Twinkling Names”. Kirakira-names are unusual names like crazy unique word or abnormal pronunciation. And naming kid a Kirakira-name was a trend for a while.(not much anymore!) Kirakira Names in “Assassination Classroom” The popular Japanese anime “Assassination Classroom” is known for showing this new generation culture “Kirakira Names”. 木村 正義 Kimura Jasuthisu (Justice Kimura) The Japanese kanji “正義” means “Justice” in ENGLISH. However, usual Japanese pronunciation choices are only “Seigi (justice)” and “Masayoshi”. Masayoshi is very normal way to pronounce “正義” as boy’s name. Jasuthisu doesn’t …

Japanese kanji and kid's names

Sushi Restaurant Sign in “Assassination Classroom”

I love sushi! It’s very hard to find decent quality sushi in USA…but you can enjoy nice and fresh sushi everywhere in Japan. Japanese Kanji Sign of the Sushi Restaurant In a popular animation “Assassination Classroom”, I noticed a Japanese kanji sign on a sushi restaurant where Nagisa met his divorced father. The red kanji word is 元祖(ganso: originator), the black one is 江戸前(Edo-mae: front-of-Edo). Edo is old name of Tokyo. The image of sushi that we Japanese eat at restaurants came from this Edo-mae style. It’s mainly Nigiri. (I’ve never seen Japanese people who make nigiri sushi at home! It’s restaurant food!) And also the red square on the …

Japanese kanji sign of the sushi restaurant

Students’ Calligraphy in “Assassination Classroom”

Koro Sensei is cute! I finally started watching “Assassination Classroom(暗殺教室:ansatsu-kyoushitsu)” Season 2. They used to focus on the yellow creature’s cuteness in last season more and I kind of miss that, but I still enjoy the story learning about the class and Mr. Karasuma’s muscles. Students’ Calligraphy in the Assassination Classroom Did you notice students’ Calligraphy on the wall in the back of the classroom? All Japanese students learn and experience Japanese calligraphy in class and write theme words like seasonal words, slogans or motto. That’s why, a classroom has calligraphy work on the wall, it’s a very common view in Japan. However, in this show, what they write is NOT common at …

Japanese kanji calligraphy
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