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I want know of "manga name" [migrated]

In that mc is with his cousin brother's and sister who has green color hair and was curing people of his cousin brother's land. Then suddenly his sister's get kidnapped when rescuing his sister's he ...
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What are these "fence-posts" with Kanji on them in Samurai Champloo?

During episode 2 of Samurai Champloo, Mugen's walking through some wooden posts with kanji on them. What are they? I can't imagine they're grave-stones or something, since they're all bunched in a row ...
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Is the Japanese age rating of anime public information?

I'm interested to look up the Japanese age ratings for various anime, but couldn't find a source, other than general information about their system. Is this information not freely available for ...
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Which were the 4 social classes mentioned in Rurouni Kenshin Meiji Kenkaku Romantan episode 5?

In Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan episode 5, they mention people fought to end the 4 social classes that existed in Japan, so all people would be equal. This is apparently a re-make of the 90'...
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What is this silly horn sound that's always made by someone on the street in Maison Ikkoku?

Example clip: https://i.imgur.com/7OgVPIc.mp4 In Maison Ikkoku (which takes place in Tokyo, and was released in the 90s), this person on a cycle occasionally cycles past and makes this silly horn ...
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Attire for a Japanese summer festival: Why don't the boys dress up for the summer festival while their dates do?

Maybe related: Attire for a Japanese fireworks festival: Why does Miyuki (Shirogane) REALLY attend in school uniform? In the s2 finale, Takao, Nakai and Nishikata don't wear yukata's while their ...
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Do new Japanese step-siblings or new step-siblings in Japan often change their last name?

From here. Mizuto Irido's dad Mineaki Irido married Yuni Ayai who is the mom of Yume Ayai. Yuni's last name changed from Ayai to Irido. For some reason Yume Ayai became Yume Irido too. Is it common ...
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Why does Yor call Loid as Loid-san when with others?

I thought it was part of Yor's politeness trope, but this is what ConMan said: To each other, probably just Loid-san. When I said she would call him anata, I was thinking more in the situations where ...
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Why does school bullying keep showing up in manga?

School bullying has always been an element in manga, but why? Is it because school bullying is common in Japan, or some other reason? If it indeed has something to do with the common bullying in real ...
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Are there Japanese 2 player variations of Sevens/Fan Tan/Domino/Shichi Narabe (7並べ)? [closed]

And in particular, when you play with 2 players do you deal out all the cards the from the deck? Or is there some undealt part that players draw from during the game? I mean, if you deal them all then ...
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Are the Uesugi siblings, Fūtarō and Raiha, named after the Japanese gods of wind and thunder, resp, Fūjin and Raijin?

Their names are Fūtarō (Fuutarou) and Raiha. The gods are Fūjin and Raijin. Is there some Japanese article that possibly talks about this?
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Attire for a Japanese wedding: Why does Raiha attend Fuutarou's wedding in school uniform? (S1 finale)

In the s1 finale, we see Raiha and the dad of Fuutarou and Raiha attending Fuutarou's wedding. Based on the clothes that Raiha and their dad wore in the earlier scene, it seems like they were already ...
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What does 'konnichi sappo' mean in episode 8 of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?

In season 1 episode 8 of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Miyuki's sister Kei and Chika say to each other 'konnichi sappo'. (A YouTube video showing the scene) What does this mean?
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Is it common to tell people how you spell your name in Japan?

In Death Note when Light introduces himself to Naomi Misora, he gives his full name and tells her how to spell it in Japanese. When she gives her name, she also tells him how to spell it. The ...
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Are anime series repeated in Japanese TV?

Are seasonal anime series repeated in Japanese TV? What about long running anime series like Naruto/One Piece? Are these repeated?
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Japanese Scoring System on Public High School Examinations: Quintessential Quintuplets season 2

In 5 Toubun no Hanayome, Fuutarou is assigned to help a rich businessman's quintuplet daughters pass their examinations and graduate. Unfortunately, they all suck at academics, or get distracted by ...
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Why did they not have the English voice actors use a Finnish or Finnish-Swedish accent for "Moomin"?

"The Moomins" is a series of books for children made in the 1940s and onward by a Finnish-Swedish female. In 1990, they released a successful animated TV series called "Moomin" ...
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Is it common for Japanese school kids to live alone IRL?

In so many animes, I have noticed that middle- and high-school kids live by themselves without any adults around to supervise. While this may serve as a useful plot device, I noticed that it happens ...
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Why is Kaguya depicted with a flower growing out of her head when in her moron/fool form?

In season 2 episode 2 of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai ("Kaguya-sama: Love is War"), in the second skit titled Kaguya-sama wa Okuritai ("Kaguya Wants to Give a Gift"), Shinomiya ...
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How is the title of "National treasure" attained?

Ushio Hinomaru is one of the "National treasures", with the special title of "Onimaru Kinutsuna", along with a bunch of other very strong wrestlers, but at how was the title awarded? Because ...
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Can Japanese voice actors watch anime for free after an anime episode is finished?

Can Japanese voice actors watch an anime episode for free after an anime episode is finished because they did contribute their efforts in it?
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What is the Liquor tax law in Japan?

When in the beginning of Kimi no na wa, Yotsuha asks Mitsuha to sell the sake they made in the festival and advertise it as Shrine Maiden sake and use the money to go to Tokyo, Mitsuha refuses saying ...
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Fake anime or manga release as an April Fools Prank?

My question has a bit of a back-story to add context. Firstly, like most Attack on Titan fans, I am OVERHYPED about the second season coming out. I was talking with a friend on campus about it, then ...
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Why Japan makes most of Manga's which supplied to the world?

Almost 99% Manga are written in Japan. Why is that so? Do they have any culture which support it? e.g. Naruto, One Piece, Death Note, Fairy Tale, Bleach etc.
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Is Tanaka's high school more fancy than most in Japan?

The main setting of Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless appears to me to be extraordinarily fancy, at least by my American experience of going to high school in Wisconsin. Outside: Do those poles along ...
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How are short anime scheduled to be broadcast in Japan?

Normally, anime is about 23 minutes long. With the addition of ads, it will take about 30 minutes for one episode to air which is what one time slot normally is. Yet, some anime like Miss Monochrome ...
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Is watching free anime in Japan safe?

I am talking about watching those shows in websites that provide them for free. I could of course afford to subscribe to paid websites such as Crunchyroll and the likes, but often I couldn't find the ...
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Are female voice actors cheaper in Japan? [closed]

There are some anime which have all female characters, and literally, everyone that is voiced is a girl. When there is a guy, he either has a squeaky voice or is actually a girl too. Is this because ...
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Is Cheese-kun real?

In Code Geass, particularly in the original Japanese version, we can see there was something like a product placement exchanged (as shown in this answer) between the series and Pizza Hut. Later in ...
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How does online anime streaming work within Japan?

One of the main ways people in the United States watch anime these days is to stream it online via a streaming service like Crunchyroll or Hulu. Is the online streaming of anime in Japan as popular ...
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