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In episode 13 of Gundam Build Fighters, the number 44 comes up as a bad number.
Why is 44 considered a bad number?

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The link in the comment was correct.

Number four in Japan is considered bad luck.
This is because both four and death are pronounced the same way - shi. (source)

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    This is a Chinese heritage, as can be read in the article you cited. – Flamma Jan 8 '14 at 1:12
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In both Chinese and Japanese language, the pronunciation of "death" and the number "four" are so close:

  • Mandarin: si4 (four) and si3 (death)
  • Cantonese: si2 or sei2 (both "death" or "four")
  • Japanese: shi (both "four" and "death")

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