May 03, 2014
We learn from anime; it isn't just stale entertainment.
I learned a new word from Hyperdimension Neptunia.
Nihongodict translates it as "male homosexual" or "effeminate man" or "male transvestite". It's too polite to translate it accurately:
The only male character in the show, Anonydeath, is like this. We don't get to see how he looks because he spends the entire show wearing powered armor.
Oddly enough, that word also means "pot" and "volcanic crater".
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at May 03, 2014 09:09 AM (RqRa5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 03, 2014 10:09 AM (+rSRq)
They made this joke back in Kenshin, where one of the villains turned out to be an extremely convincing okama, practically trap level (and was also armed with an extremely large scythe... "o-kama", har har). The fansub translator ended up translating the punch line as "she's not a scythe-girl... she's a Rod-man!", which was a bit more apropo in those days, when Dennis was still being his odd self in the NBA.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at May 03, 2014 01:34 PM (ZeBdf)
In the case of Anonydeath, "effeminate" is probably the right one. He's got a huge crush on Noire, which doesn't suggest that he's gay.
He is, nonetheless, very peculiar. The seiyuu did a great job. (It's possibly his first big part; I hope to heck he doesn't get typecast by it.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 03, 2014 01:38 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at May 03, 2014 02:29 PM (RqRa5)
Posted by: muon at May 04, 2014 05:07 AM (XIprt)
The goo.ne.jp dictionary entry has them all, and adds a general "sodomy" meaning, as well as "another name for maid servant". The ALC dictionary entry is just a slightly odd list of slang terms for gay men.
Posted by: J Greely at May 04, 2014 08:48 AM (1CisS)
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