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…

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…

Kanji in Aggretsuko’s Death Songs: How Accurate is the Translation?

Aggretsuko(アグレッシブ烈子) is the anime show about the typical office worker Retsuko who loves solo Karaoke. She is a cute girl but she sings death voice song like crazy in order to kill her daily stress from the work. Awww. Today, I'll share a question from a Aggretsuko fan about her song! I was wondering if you could tell me the accurate English for some images with Kanji in the Retsuko's song. Thank you for the question! You provided me the decent pictures, so I explain about them one by one!(*'▽')☆ "Choke on my rage!" 賃金労働者: Wage workers "Lightning, grant me your vengeance!" 雷よ!願わくば!: Oh, thunder! I wish! (She is probably…

Club Team Slogan Banners in “Haikyu!!” Part 2

I wrote about the meaning of the club team banners in "Haikyu!!" once before. The banners of the main teams represent who they are very well. Let's recap what we learned:  Club Team Slogan Banners in “Haikyu!!” For example, the rival teams Karasuno and Nekoma have the similar banners. Now I received extra pictures of banners in "Haikyu!!" from a follower! Let's check it out! I'm wondering what these banners mean in English. OMG, there are so many! Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ! OK, let me explain one by one...! By the way, they look like a part of the background, so we can't tell about those 7 specific teams. 一事専念 一事専念(ichijisennen) means "Focus…

Meanings of Kanji in “Haikyu!!” Nekoma High School

In the popular volleyball anime show "Haikyu!!", Nekoma High School is one of the biggest rival team of the main team Karasuno High. The characters of team Nekoma are likened to cats, just as members of team Karasuno are likened to crows. Because neko(ねこ / ネコ / 猫) means a cat, and karasu(からす / カラス / 烏) means a crow in Japanese. But, wait a minute. We don't see any "猫" on Nekoma's jerseys and there is the kanji 音駒 instead. What is "音駒"? What Does the Kanji on Nekoma's Jersey Say? Well, the answer is very simple. 音駒 says "Nekoma"! There is no 猫 in it but still. The…

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…

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…

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…