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Japanese honorifics (A tip for you to enjoy Japanese manga and anime more)

If you have watched Japanese anime with other language’s subtitles, you would hear “san”, “kun”, or “sama” with someone’s name. That is actually one of honorifics in Japanese. Politeness has always been very important part when we talk about Japanese culture. Ever since 封建時代(houken-jidai, the feudal era), when Japan was highly stratified society, use of…

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST EXHIBITION at Tokyo Dome City

What is Fullmetal Alchemist? Fullmetal Alchemist (abbreviated as FMA or FA) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa, and it was serialized in the magazine called “少年ガンガン(=Shonen Gangan)” from August 2001 to June 2010. The first anime series were broadcasted in Japan from 2003 to 2004, and the second series were…

Naruto, a famous ninja character or fish cake?

Which do you imagine when you hear “Naruto”? A famous ninja character who has yellow hair and various types of jutsu? Or a white fish cake with a pink or red spiral pattern? If you haven’t heard of the fish cake called Naruto, then I chose a good subject today. The proper name is narutomaki,…