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The Kanjis of Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu for “My Hero Academia”

Season 2 of “My Hero Academia” has just ended…but, don’t worry! They already announced that they are working on the next season. Yay, I love All Might…!!(*´Д`)v   By the way, Most of the names of characters for “My Hero Academia(僕のヒーローアカデミア)” are very abnormal. Because their names are presenting their powers. Among them, I got shocked most by his name. 鉄哲 徹鐵 (TETSUTETSU TETSUTETSU)!!! …I seriously need to talk to his parents. Anyway, today I’ll explain all 4 kanjis in his name. The Kanjis of Tetsutesu Tetsutesu for “My Hero Academia” As you know, all 4 kanjis can be pronounced “てつ(tetsu)” in Japanese. The first kanji “鉄” means “Iron”. This …

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Japanese Kanji T-Shirt 天下一 No.1 Under Heaven

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 T-Shirt is right for you. Table of Contents Basic Info about This Kanji Who Should be Wearing It Examples of Qualification Designs Available 天下一 No.1 under Heaven Kanji T-Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 天下一 Pronunciation: tenkaichi Spelling Variety: tenkaichi, tenkaiti Meaning: No.1 under Heaven, No.1 on the Earth, No.1 in the World Category: Motivational Slogan (Admirable Title) Image of this Kanji Word: Confident, Amazing, Passionate and Honor This is a famous traditional word used all the time in media, movies, pop …

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The Meanings of Nishinoya’s Kanji T-Shirts in “Haikyu!!”

Hey, somebody is really into Kanji T-Shirts. Nishinoya, the little libero guy for the popular volley ball animation “Haikyu!!”, loves Kanji T-Shirts! I found at least 4  times he was wearing one and all of them are “4 character idiomatic compounds” that most Japanese people know the meaning of. Let’s see them one by one! Haikyu!! Nishinoya’s Kanji T-Shirt #1 一騎当千 “一騎当千(ikki-tousen)” means that “the one warrior is as strong as 1000 warriors”. Yeah, Nishinoya has confidence! Haikyu!! Nishinoya’s Kanji T-Shirt #2 一刀両断 “一刀両断(ittou-ryoudan)” means that “cutting it in two with one blow”. This looks like expressing Nisinoya’s manly personality. Haikyu!! Nishinoya’s Kanji T-Shirt #3 大器晩成 “大器晩成(taiki-bansei)” says “the big bowl would …

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Japanese Kanji Shirt 妖怪 Yokai

Wearing a Kanji 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 T-Shirt is right for you. Table of Contents Basic Info about This Kanji Who Should be Wearing It Examples of Qualification Designs Available 妖怪 Yokai Kanji Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 妖怪 Pronunciation: youkai Spelling Variety: youkai, yokai, yohkai Meaning: Yokai Category: Popular Kanji Image of this Kanji Word: Creepy, Dark, Spiritual and Sometimes a Little Bit Funny Yokai is a cool looking Japanese kanji word. Yokais are eerie things that goes beyond human knowledge. And it’s a popular theme …

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The True Meaning of “UA” High School for My Hero Academia

When I was watching “My Hero Academia(僕のヒーローアカデミア)”, I noticed one thing. The name of the special high school is “UA” and it’s everywhere in this show.  Even the gym uniform says UA…. However, outside of my home country Japan, how many viewers know why the school is named “UA”??? I bet so many people think “What does U.A. stand for??“. Even if so, that’s not their fault. Because the translation says that way without any explanation….(-_-;) Why They Named the High School “UA” The answer is very simple. Their name is UA because it’s a school for Heroes! If you learn a little bit about Japanese Kanji, you’ll get it. …

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Japanese Kanji Shirt 根性 Guts

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 根性 Guts Kanji Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 根性 Pronunciation: konjou Spelling Variety: konjou, konjo, konjoh Meaning: Guts Category: Motivational Slogan Image of this Kanji Word: Strong, Tough, Passionate This is a famous traditional slogan used all the time in media, movies, pop culture and comics in Japan. And also, they sometimes put “ド” or “ど” at …

Japanese Kanji Shirt 龍 Dragon

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 龍 Dragon Kanji Shirt: Basic Info Japanese Kanji: 龍 Pronunciation: ryuu Spelling Variety: ryu, ryuu Meaning: (Long Snake-Like Asian Type of)Dragon Category: Popular Kanji Image of this Kanji Word: Strong, Spiritual, God of Water This is a popular cool looking kanji. Especially for martial artists love it! The image of a Japanese Dragon is very different from …

The Shinobi Card Game in “BORUTO”

The new series “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS(ボルト)” has been out for a little while now. Do you like all the new character designs of the kids? At the beginning, I felt a little wired about kid’s names like Shikadai and Inojin but I got used to it. Today I found some Japanese Kanjis on the card game that Boruto is into. It’s called “Shinobi Bout(忍バウト)”. Boruto grabbed it to play it with his friends during the school trip. What is “Shinobi Bout” the card game in Boruto First of all, “忍(Shinobi)” is what ninjas call themselves. That’s who they are.  See a Little More Details of Meaning for Shinobi I …

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The Master Roshi’s Bottle in “Dragon Ball Super”

Do you watch Dragon Ball Super(ドラゴンボール超)? I remember the original “Dragon Ball” show was on TV when I was small…but the show is still going! And Master Roshi(武天老師) is still alive! Master Roshi’s original name is 武天老師(mutenroushi) and his nickname is 亀仙人(kamesennin). The word “老師” means “Old Master”, so the translation “Master Roshi” sounds wired for me. It could be “Master Muten” …. No? Master Roshi sounds better to you? Anyway, I finally received a question from a viewer! Thank you soooo much! Question: I see some calligraphy thing on the bottle that Master Roshi was using for the Evil Containment Wave. What does is say? Let me see…Ah hah! Yes, …

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What is That Japanese Kanji Flag in “Natsume Yujin-cho”?

I’ve talked about a popular Japanese animation show “Natsume Yujin-cho(夏目友人帳)” in a previous post. And I realized the Yokais have a Flag that says “犬の会”. What is it?? I was not sure, so I researched the official information. What is That Japanese Kanji Flag in “Natsume Yujin-cho”? The flag is The Japanese Kanji “犬” means “Dog” and  “会” means “Meeting” or “Association” here. Therefore “犬の会” can be translated as “Dog’s Meeting” or “Dog’s Association”. All of those Yokais are related to Natsume. Whenever they have opportunity, they gather and have a party. Then sometimes they put that flag. That means the group of Yokais call themselves “Dog Circle”. Dogs are …

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