March 01, 2016
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at March 01, 2016 02:01 PM (loq+1)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 01, 2016 02:18 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: J Greely at March 01, 2016 05:00 PM (CLiR9)
Definitely not, J.
Two examples: Episode 6 10:07. Episode 7 13:25
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 01, 2016 06:51 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at March 02, 2016 12:03 AM (loq+1)
Definitely part of the military lexicon, though. (You don't appreciate just how formalized that sort of thing is, under ordinary circumstances... I've got a history of the Civil War with a number of anecdotes about Western officers who under stress reverted to ordering their men with the same language they used for livestock; "gee, dammit!" And it worked, because their men understood; but you don't want to do that sort of thing normally, because when it doesn't work, you're in deep trouble.)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at March 02, 2016 02:44 AM (v29Tn)
Ordinarily addressing someone as kisama is a truly vile insult. But I read somewhere that it's routine for officers in the military to refer to their subordinates collectively this way, and it isn't considered insulting.
It shocked me a bit when in Dog Days 3 episode 7, Godwin makes an announcement to his men and begins it with kisama. And no one seems upset.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 02, 2016 06:56 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: J Greely at March 02, 2016 09:13 AM (ZlYZd)
Posted by: CatCube at March 02, 2016 06:28 PM (fa4fh)
Possibly an example of the Japanese military's use of Olde Tyme language in general?
"Kisama" used to be a proper way to refer to a person. Both halves of the term are positive kanji; the "-sama" half is the same character as all the kami-sama's and onee-sama's we hear in anime.
Posted by: Mikeski at March 02, 2016 06:41 PM (LIUK5)
Posted by: muon at March 04, 2016 09:46 PM (Mf3kT)
Posted by: J Greely at March 04, 2016 11:43 PM (ZlYZd)
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