Tanakeda – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #12, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

Spring 2016 surely went by fast! In the blink of an eye many great shows are coming to an end. Today I’ll cover what was, by far, my favorite work of the season, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge. I can’t recommend it enough!

Characters in this show have very simple names and I even considered not covering it but it wouldn’t be fair to how amazing was following the daily life of Tanaka, Oota and friends. To balance it out, we will go over all characters (YES, INCLUDING HER). For the sake of this post, it is recommended… wait. Actually let me rephrase this: If you enjoy a great work, please watch this show.

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Mikumo Guynemer – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #11, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

Music can be used for many purposes but seeing it as a weapon is quite interesting. Be it school drama in Euphonium, world menacing threats in Symphogear or rising stars in IDOLM@STER, music is the weapon of choice to overcome hurdles. And of course there is a staple franchise, Macross. Spring 2016 marked my debut in this series and it has been a good experience so far.

Our main singer today is the marvelous 美雲(mi.kumo)・ギンヌメール(Guynemer) from Macross Delta, the latest anime of the renowned series. For the sake of this concert, it is recommended to have watched up to Episode 11 to avoid being infected by Spoiled Vars.

聞かせてあげる、女神の歌を!(kikaseteageru, megami no uta wo; translated by gg as Lend an ear to the song of a goddess!)

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Mitsumune Sakai – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #10, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

Yeah, yeah. I know joked about not doing a post about this series back in Onamae wa? #1 but turns out this show managed to grasp my attention. Not only that, as I have actually been looking forward to each next episode for a few weeks straight now. That being said, this is Mayoiga we are talking about here so be ready.

This series has a huge cast, featuring over 30 characters, but today we will focus on our main male protagonist, 酒井(saka.i) Tokimune 光宗(mitsu.mune) and also venture into Nanaki Village itself. For the sake of this bus tour, it is recommended to have watched up to Episode 11 to avoid the dreadful psychological scars known as spoilers.

処刑(sho.kei)!

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Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma – onamae wa?

Hello, Kyra here! This is Onamae wa? #9, our weekly encounter where we pick Anime character’s names and look for anything interesting in them.

I was a bit worried about today because first, this name has a very unique structure and second, our buddy himself is steadily getting used to nowadays technology so maybe he could end up reading this, possibly getting angry and telling me to kill myself as shown on Episode 8.

Our guest today is 青馬(ou.ma)剣之介(ken.no.suke)時貞(toki.sada), a Sengoku Period Samurai from Kuromukuro, a mecha anime currently airing in Spring 2016. I bet you wondered at some point: three names? Why? Yeah, I did too. For the sake of today’s post, it is recommended to have watched up to Episode 9 to avoid angering our short-fuse guest into committing Spoiler-Based 切腹(sep.puku; ritual suicide).

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