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What is this upside down floating heart symbolizing?

It's a peach. As Aki Tanaka commented, this is a reference to the story of Momotaro, in which an old woman finds a peach floating down a river. When she and her husband attempt to eat it, they find a ...
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Why are there so many tragic ocean promises?

It has something to do with the term Mother Ocean, the fact that Japanese islands are made of several volcanoes linked together, their work ethics and custom. Mother Ocean Mother Ocean is a term ...
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What's the meaning of ending credit of Great Pretender that have cat on it?

This is primarily a homage to Freddy Mercury, most notably the one song with the same name as the title of the series. Freddy Mercury also owned many cats and had a very close relationship with them ...
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What is this symbol called which is used to denote "II" in the second season of "The Quintessential Quintuplets"?

No, you're right, that is absolutely the double integral sign. There's a trend of indicating follow-on seasons of shows with indicators like random punctuation marks or letters (see, e.g. this ...
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What does the black-and-white fish symbolize in the opening credits for 'Jujutsu Kaisen'?

I was also wondering this, and also thought the fish could represent Sukuna or Junpei, but after watching the series over again, I've found that about 43-45 seconds into the opening it shows the black/...
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What does the black-and-white fish symbolize in the opening credits for 'Jujutsu Kaisen'?

According to a Tumblr post, it is the Pomacanthus imperator, or emperor angelfish. Contrary to what you have pointed out, a website states that: General aquarium Angelfish are not poisonous. If you ...
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What is happening at the start of episode 12 of Steins;Gate?

James wrote, Steins;Gate sort of uses the many-worlds time travel theory referenced by John Titor. There are many discrete worldlines, like parallel universes. When Okarin leaps to the past, he is ...
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In the first opening of 'Jujutsu Kaisen', what does the water filling the train that Yuji is riding signify?

I think~ Being in the water till knees means he has already drowned in the world of Sorcerers and which is causing him unconsciousness because of Sukuna's fingers or Sukuna himself. And the water will ...
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What's the meaning of ending credit of Great Pretender that have cat on it?

The easiest answer is: Cat burglar (i.e. thief etc). Makes sense for an anime about swindlers. It could also be a suitable comment on the phrase "Great Pretender." Have you ever heard that ...
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Is there a meaning/message behind Akira?

The movie is symbolic of Tokyo in a post world war environment, which is obvious from the first few minutes. Note, though, how it starts with a massive nuclear explosion, forcing Japan to start over ...
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What does Senjougahara refer in the first novel?

As I haven't read the Japanese edition, and don't have a copy laying around to reference with. I can't say it with 100% certainty. But it seems to be a play of words. Mugem Mamiya (無限 間宮) Infinite ...
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Is distorted calligraphy used in the season 1 opening of Ushio to Tora?

I guess you could describe this as calligraphic. I don't know enough to say whether this is what a calligrapher would consider genuine art vs. just being writing with bold and swishy brush strokes. ...
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What's the meaning of ending credit of Great Pretender that have cat on it?

SPOILERS FOR CASE 4 READ AT OWN RISK Building of what drgharris said, cats are used to symbolise Edamura’s mother however, rarther than the cat being owned by Dorothy and Lauren, I believe the cat IS ...
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What's the meaning of ending credit of Great Pretender that have cat on it?

I know this is random but this is how I interpreted it. Cats are constantly showing up in the show: from Edamura's connection with his mom, to Laurent and Dorothy having a cat in the ending credit. ...
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Why do they tie their thumbs and don't use handcuffs?

"A normal zip or cable tie is borrowed. A participant firmly cables the performers two thumbs together, making it impossible for the performer's hands to separate" (wonderwizards.com). So my ...
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Does Anyone Know/Have A List of Caster Shells and Their Effects?

The numbers of the shells used in the show were 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, along with a shell that was unnumbered. The Outlaw Star Wikia has a nice page all about Caster shells. Caster ...
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Why do people keep comparing Shinji to Yesod?

I'm a native Hebrew speaker, and "Yesod" (יסוד) literally means foundation or an element (like the table of elements). I'm not an expert when it come to Judaism (FYI that's because not all Jews are ...
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Did Hyung Min-woo Invent Temozarela, the Antagonist of the "Priest" Manhwa?

Temozarela is based off of the dark god Tchernobog from the Monolith game Blood, which the author admits is his inspiration for the basic setting of priest.
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In Revolutionary Girl Utena, what is the metaphor of Nanami's egg?

Nanami's Egg isnt any single thing but is instead a representation of the difficult nature that a growing woman experiences. In a sense her egg is her menstruation starting. No one talked to her about ...
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