What Does Kirishima Like? My Hero Academia

Hi, My Hero Academia fans! (*'▽')/ Today I'll answer an interesting question about Kirishima's favorite stuff.  I would love to hear how you translate this page from My Hero Academia which introduces Kirishima— specifically the part about what he likes. Thank you for the picture! Birthday: October 16th Height: 170cm, which means 5 feet 7 inches Favorite Things: Kouha(硬派) stuff, Meat(肉) Oh, I see the kanji word "硬派(kouha)". I didn't translate this word just now, because it will be a long explanation. To begin, you need to know the fact, that the word 硬派 has at least "un-official"2 meanings here. Characters' Japanese Kanji Names and Secrets in "My Hero Academia" What…

What Does the Kanji Title Mean? “Demon Slayer”

Finally I received my very first question on that popular Manga/Anime show "Demon Slayer"! I heard the season 2 is coming this fall in Japan. I really hope it has a simultaneous release in the USA.(*´з`) What does this kanji logo say? Does is mean "Demon Slayer" in Japanese? It says "鬼滅の刃(Kimetsu no Yaiba)". I can translate it to "The Sword of Demon Slay". Demon Slayer(鬼滅の刃): What Do Those Kanji Symbols Mean? First of all, 鬼滅(kimetsu) is a made up word for this show but Japanese people can catch what it means easily. 鬼(oni) means "Demon" and 滅(metsu) contains meanings like "Perish", "Destruction", and so on. The demon slayers are…

I Want to Engrave a Kanji Word on My Sword

Do you own a sword? In Japan, they need a registration provided by the government in order to own a sword that has 5.5cm or longer blade (If it's a katana sword, 15cm blade or longer).Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ It's shockingly strict, isn't it? If you own a new sword, however, you can engrave whatever you want on the blade! Today, I received a question about translation for the engraving. This is a long knife imitating a katana sword, so it's not a katana sword technically, but I put the "katana sword" tag on this post. I'd like to engrave "Goose Bane" in Kanji on this sword. When some wild geese settled down…

Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 8

Here is another one! Recently I have been receiving a lot of questions about the kanji on old katana swords.(' 0 ' ) They are sometimes extremely tough to read but very interesting. KansaiChick is here for help!(*'▽')/ A couple of years ago I inherited this sword from my brother. I was wondering if you could translate the Kanji on it. OK...I'll give a shot...!(@_@) The First Hint to Figure It Out I can read some clear kanji quickly on the blade. It says "武■住■方." According to my experience, when I see "住 (sumau)" on the katana blade, the kanji word above 住 says location. So, "武■" could be the…

What Does This Monster Hunter Kanji Shirt Say?

You found a cool looking Japanese kanji shirt. But if you don't understand what it says, do you still buy it? Well, maybe you should ask somebody who knows Japanese language.(*'▽')/ I’m not sure what the writing on the front says, and I don’t really want to buy without checking what it means. Yay! That's the spirit! I want you to understand what your shirt says, especially when you are buying it as a gift. Well, I see 河童蛙 and ヨツミワドウ on this shirt. The Meaning of Kanji on a Monster Hunter T-Shirt Thank to you mentioning about "Monster Hunter" in your email, I could find out what they are…

Is My Kanji Tattoo Correct? 2: Per aspera ad astra

Kanji tattoos look awesome. I really hope all the tattoo artists have the right reference! Today I'll answer the question about a Japanese kanji tattoo. Other Questions on Japanese Kanji It’s supposed to mean a thing like "through issues to the stars" like the Latin NASA’s slogan "per aspera ad astra." Umm, 星まで困難道で...? To be honest, I didn't know the phrase "Per aspera ad astra." (*´з`) Anyway, now I know and I can kind of get it what this tattoo tried to say. "Per aspera ad astra" in Japanese Language "Through hardships to the stars" can be translated into "困難を乗り越えて星の彼方へ." This Japanese phrase makes sense very well. Anybody can understand…

Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 7

Hello again, Samurai fans! I received another question about the kanji on an old katana sword!Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ Oh, this is the tough one....(=_=;) Can you tell me if these are Japanese? First of all, yes, it seems to be Japanese. The First Hint to Figure It Out At least I can read the first kanji 會(kai/ai) which is the old style of the kanji 会 today. This old kanji is still used for some place names and surnames in Japan today. Actually, I could recognize this kanji thank to my high school friend Kaino(會野). OK, then, it says 會 something.... The second kanji looks like 洋 for me but "會洋" doesn't…

Meanings of Kanji on A Katana Sword 6

Hello again, Samurai fans! I received a new question about the kanji on an old katana sword! (*'▽')/ I hope I can read it this time....(@_@;) I have just bought this Katana sword. I want to know what this kanji tells me. Can you help me out?  Thank goodness! It's clear enough for me to read!! It says 関住森俊治作. This engraving is a typical "銘(mei)", which shows who made this katana blade. Location 住 Blacksmith's Name 作 Whenever I received questions on katana sword, I looked up some facts and found out this typical style. So, in this case, I can tell 森俊治 in 関 made this blade! Where is…

What Does “呪術廻戦(Jujutsu Kaisen)” Mean?

Hi, Jujutsu Kaisen fans! 呪術廻戦(Jujutsu Kaisen) is a very popular Japanese manga and many people, including me, got know the story since they had started its Anime show. Then I finally received a very first question about Jujutsu Kaisen from a follower! Thank you very much! What does "Jujutsu Kaisen" mean? The title looks like Chinese. OK, I'll explain everything I can tell as a native Japanese. (*'▽')/ First of all, I realized that they didn't translate the title 呪術廻戦 into other English word. You call it as its sound of the original title 呪術廻戦(Jujutsu Kaisen). Is the word "Jujutsu Kaisen" Japanese language? I say it is "a made-up Japanese…

Meaning of Kanji Name: Aizawa Shota (Eraser Head) “My Hero Academia”

Hi, My Hero Academia fans! I got another request of the kanji name explanation! What is the meaning of the kanji name "Shota Aizawa"? Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about my favorite guy, Aizawa sensei! My dry eyes hurt! I can tell! lol Other Characters' Japanese Kanji and Secrets in "My Hero Academia" I've already talked about some other characters' kanji names. Please check out the list on the page above. (*'▽')/ Aizawa Shota (相澤 消太) is the homeroom teacher of the main class "1-A" in the popular Anime show "My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)". His hero name is Eraser Head. Meanings of "Aizawa Shota" in Japanese Kanji…