November 11, 2010
In Asobi ni Iku Yo, Manami calls Kio "Kio-chi". Chaika picks it up from her and does it too
In the second episode of Nanoha StrikerS, during the flashback scene to the airport fire, a random magical grunt calls Hayate "Yagami-chi". Hayate is an S+ ranked magician, as well as being commissioned as a Captain in the ground forces. She'd have been 15 or 16 at the time.
What does -chi mean as an honorific? I don't think I've ever run into it anywhere else.
Posted by: Jonathan Tappan at November 11, 2010 05:03 PM (7wFYN)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 11, 2010 05:25 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 11, 2010 05:35 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 11, 2010 07:04 PM (DTMuE)
I'll check the scene you're talking about in Strikers. It would be utterly inappropriate for a conventional military setting; on the other hand, no conventional military setting has captains not old enough to drink!
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at November 11, 2010 07:08 PM (pWQz4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 11, 2010 07:19 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 11, 2010 08:05 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 11, 2010 08:31 PM (+rSRq)
I can tell you with absolute certainty that it wasn't the 'chi' dimunitive though.
Posted by: tellu541 at November 12, 2010 12:18 AM (pJ1uW)
Can't be "-chuui", anyway, she was a captain, not a lieutenant.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at November 12, 2010 03:24 AM (mRjOr)
There are a lot of ways in which the Midchild military doesn't really match what we know. For instance, when Caro and Erio first meet Ginga, they salute.
Ginga is a sergeant, and you don't salute non-coms in our military. And that's not the only time we see that: in the first episode, Subaru and Tia salute Rein, whose nominal rank is Sergeant Major, so they say. That's a pretty high rank for a noncom, but even so.
Another is the whole rank structure of the 6th Division. Tia, Subaru, Caro, and Erio are the "forwards", the lowest ranked part of the strike force, which also consists of Nanoha, Fate, Vita, Signum, and Hayate. As such, they de facto outrank everyone else in the unit, and are shown acting like they're in command, despite the fact that all four of them hold the rank of "private".
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 12, 2010 01:39 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 12, 2010 01:41 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at November 12, 2010 09:23 PM (9KseV)
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