Questions tagged [japanese-language]

For questions which are likely to require knowledge of the Japanese language to answer. Note that generic questions about the Japanese language are off-topic here. Questions with this tag must still be primarily about anime or manga.

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Where does the phrase ecchi sketchy one touchy come from?

In several anime, a character will yell this on despise to something perverted. It even shows up in non anime media like Yakuza Kiwami 2. What’s the origin of this phrase?
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Was golden oozaru cumber's blast power what made Super Saiyan Blue Vegito defuse?

In Dragon Ball Heroes anime episode 4, golden oozaru cumber fires a blast against Super Saiyan Blue Vegito and at that time Vegito defuses. Was golden oozaru cumber's blast power what made Super ...
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What's with the claim that Anna pulled a knife on Nobuko?

In Ghibli's When Marnie Was There, there's a scene around 27:00 where Anna calls Nobuko a "fat pig". Pretty rude, but Nobuko does provoke her quite a bit. Later, around 35:00, Nobuko's mother is ...
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How does Shingo's use of “osu” in this particular dialogue differ from its use elsewhere?

In the manga Osu!! Karatebu the word "osu" is used quite frequently, and from context I have so far assumed that it is a way for the junior members of the karate club to respond to their seniors in a ...
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What is the meaning of the Yellow balls in the second episode of Denki-Gai?

One of the events of the episode is rolling a huge yellow ball. Hiotan is chosen to represent Umanohone, and there is some gag I did not get by that part. What is the yellow ball supposed to ...
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Why Vegeta's energy wasnt able to reactivate Goku's Ultra Instinct but Uub's energy was?

In chapter 66 of the Dragon Ball Super manga Vegeta's energy wasnt able to refill Goku of energy to reactivate his Ultra Instinct technique, but after receiving Uub's energy he was able to. Goku hints ...
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What is Sebastian's catchphrase 'A Phantomhive butler who can't do this much isn't worth his salt' in Japanese

In Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), Sebastian commonly uses the phrase "A Phantomhive butler who can't do this much isn't worth his salt" It's in about every episode of season one. But it's at least ...
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Does Peggy's speech in the Tokyo ESP previews follow some pattern?

The Tokyo ESP next-episode previews are pretty simple. They're just a mostly static screen on which the title of the next episode appears, and Peggy (the penguin) says something which seems to be the ...
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Does the super saiyan god return to Dragon Ball Super ? (possible spoilers)

Can anyone confirm it or deny it by reading what the japanese magazine says in this text? (or through other source?)
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What does genki (from genki dama) means?

So from the previews from the following episodes we get to know that (spoilers) So what does Genki (from Genki Dama) mean?
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Why does the text of Shino-sensei's math problems look different from normal Japanese?

In episode 5 of Boruto, we see Shino-sensei testing Boruto on "Ninja Academy Math" or something along those lines, but when I look closely at the texts, they don't seem like the usual Japanese ...
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Is Gogeta super saiyan blue confirmed in the new Dragon Ball Super movie?

There are many people talking about not only that they think Gogeta will appear in the new movie, but they are refering to a supposed tweet where a japanese animator said he's going to do Gogeta in ...
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What's the right english translation of the name of Hit's new technique in the manga?

In the Dragon Ball manga, Hit shows a new technique, but it's been translated different in different sources. Some calls it "time shift", and other calls it "time lag". What's the right english ...
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What kind of luck are Hanako and Botan getting in the opening?

In the opening sequence of Anne-Happy, Hanako and Botan are both shown holding omikuji, those little papers that Japanese people draw at shinto shrines that forecast their luck. I know that omikuji ...
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Is Kid Buu twice as strong as Super Buu?

I was watching the fight between Goku and Kid Buu in English, and in a moment Goku says Kid Buu is "twice as powerful as he was before". Is this something of the dub or is this a literal japanese ...
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Are there power levels mentioned in Dragon Ball Super Broly?

In Dragon Ball Super Broly there are some scenes where characters are scanning other warriors for power levels with scouters. But since the movie is only in japanese for now, it's hard to know if ...
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What is the book referred to in Episode 4 of Asobi Asobase?

Towards the end of episode 4, around the 18th minute mark, the girls are discussing the title of book(that is supposedly BL). Hanako suggests Anal Bum Cover (according to the subtitles). At that point ...
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What does Viktor yell in Yuri On Ice?

Is he yelling "kusnav" or like "kusnov"? What does it even mean ... couldn't find anything on the webs - am I heavily mistyping it?
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What is the significane of 8 in Anime and Manga?

I have recently noticed 8 is a pretty common number in the manga I have been reading. Like Samurai 8 and Kaiju NO.8 have the number in their title. There are also 8 gyms in pokemon. Like the number 8 ...
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Did Vegeta ever talk about the super saiyan 5 in Dragon Ball GT?

In this video Vegeta talks about super saiyan 5 in Spanish Vegeta says Kakaroto, miserable, you can turn into super saiyan 4 or super saiyan 5, do what you want, I dont intend to stay with my arms ...
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Goku SSJ Berserker in Dragon Ball Heroes?

According to this video (in spanish) Goku SSJ Berserker a magazine has showed a capture of a Dragon Ball Heroes card and it states Goku is going to achieve the super saiyan berserker form. Is this ...
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What was text in final frame of Magi? [closed]

Here is the final frame of episode 25 of Magi: The Kingdom of Magic: It is the final end card of not just the episode, but the series. It shows after the credits and ending song. The exclamation mark ...
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Why is “Sousei no Onmyouji” translated to “Twin Star Exorcists”?

How exactly does Sousei no Onmyouji translate to Twin Star Exorcists? I tried Google Translate, but that didn't give me any satisfactory results. So what do Sousei and Onmyouji literally mean?
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To what degree does Vados say Kale and Caulifla's power increases when fused?

In this video with Spanish subtitles about Kefura's fight vs Goku, Vados says: her power (the power of Kale and Caulifla fused) isn't the double, it is at least ten times bigger. Video 1 However,...
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What is “One Piece” called in Japanese?

Attack on Titan = Shingeki no Kyojin Food Wars = Shokugeki no Soma Jojo's Bizarre Adventure = JoJo no Kimyou na Bouke Darker Than Black = Kuro no Keiyakusha Fighting Spirit = Hajime no Ippo ...
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What is the difference between “weeb”, “weeaboo”, and “otaku”?

I would like to know why people would like being called a weeb instead of an otaku and why there is so much drama about "weeb", "weeaboo", and "otaku".

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