Questions tagged [culture]

Questions about anime and manga in the broader context of Japanese culture. Includes both questions about cultural origins for anime/manga references and questions about the cultural impact of a particular series.

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Why do seiyuu famous for doing eroge still use alias?

Seeing Majikoi S in VNDB, the seiyuu for Kawakami Momoyo and Christiane Friedrich is written as Kamishiro Misaki and Misaki Rina respectively. People that is not too into seiyuu might not know, but ...
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Is Princess Snake based on folklore?

While watching Dragon Ball Z recently I noticed that the premise of the episode Princess Snake is undoubtedly similar to an episode of Boruto (which I don't think has aired in English yet). Both ...
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Why do they tie their thumbs and don't use handcuffs?

I've seen lots of animes where a character is caught and interrogated by some authority. The captive is usually depicted sitting on the chair in the interrogation room. But instead of being handcuffed,...
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Where do the ethics of Shonen anime come from?

In shonen anime, there's a type of "ethics" that emphasizes on someone reaching their potential, becoming the greatest, trying no matter what, persevering, etc. But, whenever I've heard about modern ...
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Does Gods using other God's name also happens in real life?

In Noragami, some Gods uses other God's name for their business name. An example of this practice is Bimbo-gami, Kofuku, using Ebisu's name. Is such practice limited to the world within Noragami? Or ...
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Is there anything driving the number of recent series and characters from the Touhoku region?

In the last couple of seasons of anime, I've noticed quite a few shows being set in or using characters from the Touhoku region, especially around Aomori. Examples of shows include Kumamiko: Girl ...
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Why are most isekai happening in a medieval world?

Why are most isekai happening in a medieval world? I have been reading some of these and I actually can't recall of any in which the story is happening in an other era than in a medieval period. Why ...
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Why can Hiratsuka-sensei not get married?

I am asking this because I could not find a related post anywhere. From what I infer from the source material, Sensei is a woman who is unusual for her age and gender. Not only does she have childish ...
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Name Suffixes: Does Yaten (Sailor Star Healer) ever refer to Usagi (Sailor Moon) by her civilian name?

Would Yaten use "Tsukino-san" to indicate his emotional distance from her, or merely "Tsukino" to indicate his penchant to be rude? Is there any episode in which Yaten Kou (Sailor Star Healer) either ...
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What is the significance of shirogane having 9 kids?

In season-1 ep6 shirogane says that he wants to have 9 kids during psychological test the same is referenced in season-2 ep1 when chika and shirogane have 9 kids (when playing a game) so what does ...
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Where does the recurring tale of a spiritual / paranormal sake banquet in the woods coming from?

I watched both xxxHolic and Mushishi, and in both anime there is a recurring tale, where a banquet is held in the woods, where either people or spirits (or mushis in Mushishi) are obtaining some ...
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Is there any historical origins for the masks in Noragami?

In Noragami, some characters wear masks (e.g. Rabo). I know what they are and everything, but I feel like I've seen something like it before, but I can't find anything online (Rabo's mask especially)....