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The etymology, phonetics, and linguistics of “Nyanpasu!” could be considered funky

I presume that many of the readers of this blog have adopted the greeting “Nyanpasu!” from Non Non Biyori. The director says that this fictional greeting was inspired by Dr. Slump (full source below): --主要キャラクターの宮内れんげのせりふ「にゃんぱすー」はどういう意味があるのですか? 小学1年生が考えた「おはこんばんちわ」的な(笑い)、いろいろなときに対応できるあいさつです。また、れんげというキャラクターは1年生ですが、いろんな意味でませています。知識も多彩で通知表もオール5です。 What’s the meaning of … Continue reading

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[Spoilers for Shin Sekai Yori and Psycho-Pass] female authority figures, doomed heterosexual romance, and frustrated masculinity in two fictional dystopias

W a r n i n g : This essay analyzes the complete plots of two very good animated stories, Shin Sekai Yori and Psycho-Pass. If you enjoy science fiction and you have not watched these shows, please do not … Continue reading

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