The Secret behind Anime Names

Even if we think we know what the names of our favourite characters mean, we’re not always right. Here’s an interesting video a contact linked me to that looks at the names of some well-known characters and what they actually mean.

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Orefuro

Orenchi no Furo Jijou

Tatsumi rescues a handsome young man who turns out to be a merman. The merman happens to like Tatsumi’s bathtub and ends up becoming a permanent resident.

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Cross Ange

Cross Ange

A celebrated princess is stripped of everything when it is discovered that she can’t use Mana, a power used to maintain a Utopian world. Banished to a small island, she joins others like herself, piloting humanoid fighting robots and battling dragons that invade from a different dimension.

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Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji

Wolf Girl & Black Prince

A girl who has been lying about her romantic exploits is forced to get a good-looking school-mate to play the part of her boyfriend – but things take a bit of a wrong turn when it turns out that his personality doesn’t quite match his looks.

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Garo

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin

A young man inherits the legendary Golden Armour from his father, many years after his mother was condemned during a witch-hunt started by the king’s adviser, who is now in control of the country. The prince of the country, in the meantime, is searching for the legendary Golden Knight, who he hopes can help him reclaim his country.

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Gundam G no Reconguista

Gundam G no Reconguista

In a new era of peace and tranquility, Bellri is a cadet in the Capital Guard. On his first training mission, he gets caught in a fight with space pirates. One of the pirates is piloting the G-Self, an unaffiliated mobile suit – the sight of which stirs something in Bellri, even though he’s sure he’s never seen the suit before.

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Donten ni Warau

Donten ni Warau

Set in the early Meiji period, at a time when a ban on wearing swords in public has led to the decline of samurai and a rise of disaffection towards the government. The series follows the sons of the Kumo family, who work as prisoner transporters – taking prisoners to a new inescapable prison on a lake.

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