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The Secret of “Rilakkuma and Kaoru”

Did you watch the new show “Rilakkuma and Kaoru” on Netflix? It’s so cute! But I bet that many viewers, living outside of Japan, have no clue when it comes to understanding the culture and the history behind the show. So, KansaiChick is here for help! (*’▽’)/ What is Rilakkuma? The name “Rilakkuma” was born as the combination of 2 words “Relax” and “Kuma (It means Bear in Japanese)”. Yes, Rilakkuma is a relaxing bear. When this character appeared in the accessory industry in Japan long time ago, the one-picture-mascot accessory items were the main thing, And They explained a lot about him. Obviously the concept was “somebody is wearing …

Secrets of Rilakkuma and Kaoru

Meaning of The Kanji Name: Dabi “My Hero Academia”

Dabi is a mysterious character in the popular Anime “My Hero Academia”. He is a Villain who uses the blue fire. I got a question from a follower about his name! Please explain the meanings of Kanji name “Dabi” in My Hero. Thank you for asking! (*´▽`*)/ What Does “Dabi” Mean? Both kanji 荼 and 毘 are not so common kanji in Japan. The meanings of the first kanji 荼 contains ”Suffering”, and the second one 毘 contains “Help” or “Save”. OK, even I didn’t know that until I looked up. (-_-;) On the other hand, his name “Dabi” reminds Japanese adults of one thing . It’s a part of …

Meanings of Japanese Kanji Name in Anime

New Japanese Kanji Shirt Ranking Results 7

New Japanese Kanji Shirt Poll #7: Mar.1-Apr.30, 2019  The No.1 popular kanji in this time is “大胆不敵 (Fearless)”! Thank you very much to all the voters! The time comes once again to add to the KansaiChick Japanese Kanji Shirt Collection! And again, originally I was planning to count the TOTAL of “猫派 (Cat Person)” and “犬派 (Dog Person)” as one set of designs. But they are way more popular than I expected, so…let me count them separately! However, I’ll make both at once when one of them win the poll. Well,the No.2 goes to “猫派 (Cat Person)”. And the No. 3 is “怪獣 (Kaiju)”. They were the No. 4 and 3 last time. …

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The Meaning of the Kanji Name: Todoroki Family “My Hero Academia”

Everybody is waiting for Season 4 of “My Hero Academia(僕のヒーローアカデミア)”! And I received another question about the kanji name s of my hero characters, thank you so much! Please talk about the meanings of all Todoroki’s family members. OK! Todoroki’s family members are his Dad, Mom, Big Brother#1, Big Sister, Big Brother#2, and Shoto. I already wrote about “Shoto Todoroki”, so this time I talk about only other members’ first names. Enji 炎司 (Father): Endeavour Endeavour’s real first name is Enji (炎司). The first kanji 炎 means “Flame” and the second one 司 contains the meaning of “Rule” and “Govern”. He rules the flame! I think it suits his quirk! However, …

meanings of Japanese kanji name

Japanese Kanji: Is this translation “WARRIOR” right?

Kanji words look cool! Do you want to have a kanji tattoo? The most scary fact is…that even professional tattoo artists often have wrong references.(+_+) I don’t know who made the mistake first, but I see so many art sample images that have exactly same mistakes. Today, I’ll answer a question about the meanings of kanji word. Thank you very much for contacting me! I hope the person who got the kanji tattoo likes the image of it! Could you tell me what this means? Is this translation “Warrior” right? Well, yeah, “Warrior” is not wrong. 武者 is a type of warrior.(*’▽’) But if you ask Japanese people to translate …

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Meaning of the Kanji Tattoo in Ep: 281 “Fairy Tail”

Do you want to get a kanji tattoo? It’s cool! But be careful! I see so many Kanji Tattoo sample pictures online and sadly most of them are wrong. Well, today, I’ll answer the question from a follower! It’s about a Japanese kanji tattoo on an Anime character’s head. Thank you for being patient! What does this Kanji Tattoo mean? He is a bad guy in Ep.281 of “Fairy Tale”. Thank you for the question! And I appreciate the pictures so much! They make my job way easier.(*´Д`)v Meaning of the Kanji Tattoo in “Fairy Tail” OK. Natsu, Lucy, and Happy got captured and they are in the prison. Here …

Differences between Names in Different Japanese Scripts

If you watch Japanese shows, you may notice there are 3 scripts in the Japanese language. Even some character names sound exactly the same, some are written in Kanji, and other are written in Hiragana or Katakana. Why?? If you have ever had questioned that, you are not the only one! I received that question from a follower! What’s the differences between Kanji and Hiragana(or Katakana) names? OK! Let me explain about the basic idea! (*’▽’)/ Differences between Names in Different Japanese Scripts Kanji (漢字) Names Kanji came originally from China. Chinese, Korean, and Japanese people usually never understand each others languages at all, but they use some of same …

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 on the Yami’s Star Festival Outfit “Black Clover”

Hello, everyone! Long time no see…! I gotta catch up what’s going on in the world…! (@_@))) Today I will write about the Japanese kanji and culture that I found in the Japanese popular Anime show “Black Clover” for my rehab. The Star Festival is coming up! And the captain Yami dressed up for it. I see some kanji here on his outfit. What does the Japanese Kanji Word on Yami’s Festival Outfit Mean? It says “暴れ牛 (abareushi)”. This is a noun that stuck two words together. 暴れる(aba-reru: Go Wild, Rampage, Rage) + 牛(ushi: Cow, Bull, Cattle) If you watch this show in Japanese with a subtitle, you may notice that …

Japanese kanji meanings Black Clover

Japanese Kanji Shirt 天 The Sky and Above

Wearing a Kanji T-Shirt is cool. But if you understand the authentic information about what you wear, you can impress everyone. On this page, you can make sure this Kanji Shirt is right for you. Table of Contents Basic Info about This Kanji Who Should be Wearing It Examples of Qualification Designs Available 天 The Sky and Above Kanji Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 天 Pronunciation: ten / ama Spelling Variety: ten / ama Meaning: the Sky and Above, Space, Heaven Category: Popular Kanji Image of this Kanji Word: Magnificent, Unlimited, and Sacred So many people translate the meaning of this kanji 天 “Heaven”, but I think that is a …

Japanese Kanji T-Shirt The Sky and Above
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