Saya Sasamiya and Kirin Toudou – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #8, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

Today we will all take part in the Namae Festa (名前星武祭), our very own variation of the notorious Festa tournaments that shake the Academy City on the water, Rikka, every year. Don’t worry, I made arrangements so Ayato and Julis wouldn’t join, so this will be a walk in the park…

What? No one told me about this! Seems like our opponents today will be 沙々宮(sa.sa.miya) 紗夜(sa.ya) and 刀藤(tou.dou) 綺凛(ki.rin), proud members of the official #loliteam on Gakusen Toshi Asterisk. Alright, this will be tough. For the sake of this battle, it is recommended to have watched up to Season 2 Episode 9 to avoid being overwhelmed by my Spoiler Lux. Brace yourselves and…

Battle Start… です!

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Junko Enoshima – makasetekure!

Hello, Kyra here! This is makasetekure! #1, first post of a new series. I was both surprised and happy when a friend requested to collaborate with this blog by writing about his beloved character. This is only the overall 10th post here, so it is very exciting to think about this blog ever growing into something like a Name Research Club in the future! Without further ado, I’ll leave you guys in the care of our guest writer today. Have fun!


Nice to meet you, 皆さん(mina.san; everyone. Hey, you should know this!). My name is Comun, first guest writer here at Kyra Desu Yo! I’m sure some of you may know me as Twitter’s (self-proclaimed) No. 1 Enoshima lover, so I guess there is no point beating around the bush on which name we will be analyzing today. Let’s learn about the wonderful gyaru whose charisma was enough to turn the world upside-down: 江ノ島 (e.no.shima) 盾子 (jun.ko) from DanganRonpa.

The DanganRonpa franchise has quite a few interesting names I would like to talk about, such as Hajime Hinata (日向創), Gandamu Tanaka (田中眼蛇夢) or Peko Pekoyama (辺古山ペコ), but today, we will be looking exclusively at Junko and some characters whose names are closely tied to hers. We are going to have the DanganRonpa 3 animes next season, so I might collaborate for an onamae wa? on one of those characters when it comes to that. I’ll do my best to keep on par with the blog so, Kyra-san, 任せてくれ! (maka.setekure, a common expression meaning something like “leave it to me” or “count on me”).

Due to the nature of the DanganRonpa series, spoilers are unavoidable. I must warn that this text contains heavy endgame from both the first game and the light novel DanganRonpa/Zero. I will put a [SPOILER][/SPOILER] tag when we get to the /Zero stuff but DR1 spoilers will be through the entire text. If you want to read it, just select the text between the tags. To avoid the despair of The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Spoilers in Human History, we recommend all students to have finished the first game or at least have watched its anime adaption.

では張り切っていきましょう! おなまえタイム!

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Futaba, Youko and Teru – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #7, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

I’ve been running low on money this month! 大変です(tai.hen.desu; recurring expression depicting something great, either for good or bad)!Uh? バイト(baito; part-time job)? Uh… sure. I heard that near here there is a new bakery called 秘密の花園(hi.mitsu.no.hana.zono; Secret Garden). Maybe they need some help there?

Our co-workers today are 小田切(o.da.giri)双葉(futa.ba), 葉山(ha.yama) 照(teru) and 西川 (nishi.kawa)葉子(you.ko), protagonists of Sansha Sanyou, a comedy slice of life show currently airing on Spring 2016. For the sake of today’s shift, it is recommended to have watched up to Episode 6, unless you want to eat Spoiler-Flavored-Cookies baked by 葉山(ha.yama) 光(kou) herself.

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Izuku Midoriya – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #6, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

Today I’ll be welcoming you all to the 僕の漢字アカデミア(boku no kan.ji akademia)! Hope you guys are ready for some intense preparation training and… uh? A transfer student? What has this blog become, an Anime setting? Whatever, enter and do your 自己紹介(ji.ko.shou.kai; self-introduction).

H-hello! My name is 緑谷(midori.ya) 出久(izu.ku) and I’m the main protagonist from Boku no Hero Academia, an action shounen anime currently airing in Spring 2016 and…

Enough Midoriya-kun, pick a seat and open your kanji textbook on page 6. For the sake of today’s class, it is recommended to have watched up to Episode 7 of this show to avoid getting hit by my Spoiler Overflow Quirk.

 

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Deishuu Kaiki – onegai!

Hello, Kyra here! This is onegai! #2. Objective is similar to onamae wa?, but characters appearing here were requested by readers and are not restricted to current airing Anime.

Actually, it’s time for a 自問自答 (ji.mon.ji.tou; wondering to oneself, soliloquizing).

Do I have it in me to spare my time for free to answer this request? Do I feel like I can’t stand by and watch as my reader sadly see his plea refused?

No. Definitely not. If anything, that would only please me.

Can I do it as a way to entertain other readers who might be wondering about this same character, then?

No. 知らん(shi.ran; informal expression equivalent to our “couldn’t care less”).

Then what if this request was made by a friend, should I do it as a token of our friendship and moments on Twitter?

No, I think nothing of what happened in the past. 

No matter how much I think about it, I can’t think of a reason to take this request.

Ok, contrary to our guest today, I can’t deceive anyone: I was eager to write this as soon as I received this request. Today we’ll be exploring 貝木(kai.ki) 泥舟(dei.shuu), our favorite money lover conman from Monogatari Series! The above soliloquy was adapted from this great scene on Monogatari Series: Second Season, Episode 21. To avoid being tricked into spoilers, it is recommended to have watched… well… everything about Monogatari that has been animated so far, but mainly Nise, Koi and Hanamonogatari.

This request was made by @Fenris_Lupus, thank you!

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Machi Amayadori and Natsu Kunai – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #5, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

This time we’ll head into the mountains and pray to the Bear God in hope that it reveals secrets behind not only one, but two names! Be sure to bring some offerings: fish or anything high-tech works great, so I’ve heard. Be ready to dance some 神楽 (kagura; ancient Shinto music and dancing)!

Our guides into these old rites are 雨宿り(ama.yado.ri) まち (machi) and クマ井 (kuma.i) ナツ(natsu), main protagonists of Kuma Miko, a comedy show currently airing. Due to how strict are these religious traditions, it is recommended to have watched up to Episode 6 to avoid being affected by cursed spoilers.

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Shokugeki no Souma – onegai!

Hello, Kyra here! This is [onegai!] #1. Objective here is similar to [onamae wa?], but characters appearing here were requested by readers and are not restricted to current airing Anime.

The very basic foundation of a restaurant is in its menu and I must admit that I had a rough time choosing which dishes to present. I decided to keep it simple and stick to a 3-course menu, featuring three main characters from Shokugeki no Souma, an Anime series based on a cooking manga. Due to special ingredients used, it is recommended to have savored at least the Season 1 of this show to avoid stomach-spoilers-ache.

This request was made by @AzumaGuilherme, thank you!

いただきます(itadakimasu)!

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