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Why do some people think that handholding should be censored in anime?

They don't. It's sort of a running joke in the anime community that holding hands is a lewd and explicit act, and this in turn has spawned jokes about how hand-holding should be censored. I'm unsure ...
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Why is it said that the Tsukihime anime "does not exist"?

It certainly comes from the fans who have played the visual novel (VN) and set the expectation too high for the anime adaptation. Some background, the original Tsukihime VN was stated as an ...
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What do people mean when they say "Notice me, senpai"?

This is a meme in the English-speaking internet anime community. This particular phrasing appears to have come into existence around December 2013 (according to Google Trends), though variants are ...
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Why do some people think that handholding should be censored in anime?

Warning: Text under spoiler tab contains NSFW terms It's satire to the whole absurd censorship rules in the anime industry (see this video to know more on these absurd rules). I did some digging and ...
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What does "padoru padoru" mean?

I've actually questioned this myself in the past, here's what I've basically found so far After digging for a while on Japanese Q&A sites and forums, most people seemed to have concluded that it'...
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What is a "fangirl moment"?

Fangirls have been around for quite a while. The term having it's first recorded use in 1934 in the novel by humorist A. P. Herbert called Holy Deadlock which is about the struggles of a divorce. The ...
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Was there any canonical or production-related reason for the fights in Dragon Ball Z being dragged out?

I think there's largely two reasons for these fights being so long and dragged out: There were points when the anime was being released faster than the manga was being published. This is a common ...
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What was the manga/doujinshi that "They Were Both Bottoms" originated from?

It was from Neko to Neko no Owaranai Yoru, which was 1 of 2 works published in 2017. Conveniently, the sample page from Baka-Updates Manga shows the relevant panel, with its bigger version shown on ...
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What are "sugoi kawaii desu!!!!!11" guys/girls?

The fourth point : will often use Japanese words like "Kawaii" to sound "cool" From A list of commonly used weeaboo words for normal people : Weeaboos are people who think they ...
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What does "padoru padoru" mean?

This all probably bogs down to Nero's whimsical nature and "padoru" is just some mumble jumbo that took on a life of its own as a meme. As some may not be aware the Saber-class servant Nero Claudius ...
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Where did the "Not this shit again" bad sub meme originate from?

At about 21:00 in Season 2 Episode 20, there's the same scene: The plot: On the platform of the Sword of Akasha in the World of C, Charles zi Britannia is looking at the pillar-like object, ...
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What do people mean when they say "Notice me, senpai"?

If you know what senpai means you may understand. Senpai means upperclassman or someone you look up to. This phrase is quite common in anime which have a school background. It is generally used when ...
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Who is that in Dark Twist Square and how are they related to Gen Urobuchi's work?

That's M. Night Shyamalan, a film director and screenwriter known for making films with supernatural plots and twist endings. Some examples of films he has created are The Sixth Sense, Signs, and The ...
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Which DBZ episode is the "Thanks, but I am already dead" meme from?

It's the Dragon Ball Z series, Buu Saga, episode 281, "Minute of desperation", minute 13:20. I dont think I can link the episode live here since they have copyright, but it's this episode ...
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What does "padoru padoru" mean?

According to this official translation "padoru" means "wading". Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, together we wade through, Tsukimihara U.! "Paddle ...
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What does "padoru padoru" mean?

This is, I think, the actual meaning of the first two verses. "Padoru padoru" could well be onomatopoeic if (if she is running) or considering these are the actual two verses of the Japanese ...
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What do people mean when they say "Notice me, senpai"?

A much shorter answer: in a lot of manga and anime there is a character that likes a senpai, an upper classmen, however, no matter what they do, they can't get noticed by the senpai. So, the line ...
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Which anime did the pregnancy test meme come from?

It is probably from the original ending of Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken (Season 1 Episode 13), which aired in 2014. A clip of the scene can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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What are the original memes mentioned in Steins;Gate?

Concerning 'El Psy Kongroo', while its meaning hasn't been clarified in the anime or by the production team, I think it probably originated from the Danish phrase 'pest eller kolera', which means 'a ...
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What are the original memes mentioned in Steins;Gate?

I can answer this particular meme. Fansub: "Yo, I heard you like fail, so we put some fail in your fail, so you can facepalm while you facepalm." Original: "Dame da koitsu, hayaku nantoka shinai to" ....
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What does "notice me senpai" mean, when a boy says it to you?

He wants you to notice him because he has a great admiration for you ^^ Senpai is an honorific used for experienced or older colleagues in a organization, like clubs, businesses or even schools. All ...
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Has the "It's over 9000!" meme spread back to Japan?

The Japanese version of this meme could be considered: 私の戦闘力は53万です My power level is 530,000 Which is close enough but didn't originate from the same scene. The joke also propagates to any score ...
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