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24th Jul '16 3:50:05 AM Medinoc
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* Speaking of yaoi, it stands for "yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi" (no highs, no lows, no point), but among fans, there's a joke that it stands for "'''Ya'''mete! '''O'''shiri ga '''i'''tai!" (Stop! My ass hurts!)



* Yaoi stands for "yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi" (no highs, no lows, no point), but among fans, there's a joke that it stands for "'''Ya'''mete! '''O'''shiri ga '''i'''tai!" (Stop! My ass hurts!)
3rd Jul '16 6:48:16 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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*** The novels of the original English dub, Anime/{{Robotech}}, give a backronym for ''Veritech'': '''V'''ariable '''E'''ngineering and '''R'''obotic '''I'''ntegration '''Tech'''nology.

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*** The novels of the original English dub, Anime/{{Robotech}}, dub ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' give a backronym for ''Veritech'': '''V'''ariable '''E'''ngineering and '''R'''obotic '''I'''ntegration '''Tech'''nology.
16th Jun '16 6:47:10 AM Adept
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* ''GateKeepers'' had A.E.G.I.S., which stood for '''A'''lien '''E'''xterminating '''G'''lobal '''I'''ntercept '''S'''ystem. Interestingly, the shape of the badge was half a world, and half a shield shape with an atom symbol on it.

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* ''GateKeepers'' ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' had A.E.G.I.S., which stood for '''A'''lien '''E'''xterminating '''G'''lobal '''I'''ntercept '''S'''ystem. Interestingly, the shape of the badge was half a world, and half a shield shape with an atom symbol on it.
7th Jun '16 10:21:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross gives us the variable fighter's half-jet-half-humanoid-mecha [[http://unsd.macrossroleplay.org/VF11gerwalk.gif GERWALK]] mode - '''G'''round '''E'''ffective '''R'''einforcement of '''W'''inged '''A'''rmament with '''L'''ocomotive '''K'''nee-joint. This actually makes a bit more sense than most of the other examples - until you look up the [[http://macross.anime.net//memories/02/index.html very first proposal involving VF-esque mechas]] done by Kawamori, involving non-transforming half-plane-half-mechas called "Ga-Walk" ...
** Not to mention the fact that the SDF-1 Macross itself was formerly known as '''A'''lien '''S'''pace '''S'''hip One.
** The novels of the dub, Anime/{{Robotech}}, give a backronym for ''Veritech'': '''V'''ariable '''E'''ngineering and '''R'''obotic '''I'''ntegration '''Tech'''nology.
** The FAST Pack, while never mentioned anywhere, is actually a real-life acronym for aerodynamic external fuel tanks used by the F-15C (an F-15 variant that came out around the same time the first Macross series was made): '''F'''uel '''A'''nd '''S'''ensor '''T'''actical Pack.

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* Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** The original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''
gives us the variable fighter's half-jet-half-humanoid-mecha [[http://unsd.macrossroleplay.org/VF11gerwalk.gif GERWALK]] mode - '''G'''round '''E'''ffective '''R'''einforcement of '''W'''inged '''A'''rmament with '''L'''ocomotive '''K'''nee-joint. This actually makes a bit more sense than most of the other examples - until you look up the [[http://macross.anime.net//memories/02/index.html very first proposal involving VF-esque mechas]] done by Kawamori, Creator/ShojiKawamori, involving non-transforming half-plane-half-mechas called "Ga-Walk" ...
**
"Ga-Walk"...
***
Not to mention the fact that the SDF-1 Macross ''Macross'' itself was formerly known as '''A'''lien '''S'''pace '''S'''hip One.
** *** The novels of the original English dub, Anime/{{Robotech}}, give a backronym for ''Veritech'': '''V'''ariable '''E'''ngineering and '''R'''obotic '''I'''ntegration '''Tech'''nology.
** The FAST Pack, while never mentioned anywhere, is actually a real-life acronym for aerodynamic external fuel tanks used by the F-15C (an F-15 variant that came out around the same time the first Macross series was made): '''F'''uel '''A'''nd '''S'''ensor '''T'''actical Pack.
'''Tech'''nology.



** In the Macross universe, the United Nations Space Navy is abbreviated as '''UN''' "'''S'''pacy." By the time of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', a "'''N'''ew" has been appended to it. Therefore, people make a habit of calling it [=NUNS=].

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** In the Macross universe, the The United Nations Space Navy is abbreviated as '''UN''' "'''S'''pacy." "'''S'''pacy". By the time of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', a "'''N'''ew" has been appended to it. Therefore, people make a habit of calling it [=NUNS=].[=NUNS=].
** Though it's not mentioned in the shows themselves, the FAST Pack is actually a real-life acronym for aerodynamic external fuel tanks used by the F-15C (an F-15 variant that came out around the same time the first ''Macross'' series was made): '''F'''uel '''A'''nd '''S'''ensor '''T'''actical Pack.
27th May '16 9:09:34 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{MAR}}: '''M'''aerchen '''A'''wakens '''R'''omance'', though why they kept the dieresis on the A of "Awakens" is anyone's guess.

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* ''{{MAR}}: ''Manga/{{MAR}}: '''M'''aerchen '''A'''wakens '''R'''omance'', though why they kept the dieresis on the A of "Awakens" is anyone's guess.
26th Apr '16 10:51:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The mecha from ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' are called QT Arms (which is a cheesy enough name in itself); the name is also an acronym for '''Q'''uantum '''T'''echnology '''A'''dvanced '''R'''einforced '''M'''aneuvering '''S'''hroud.

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* The mecha from ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'' are called QT Arms (which is a cheesy enough name in itself); the name is also an acronym for '''Q'''uantum '''T'''echnology '''A'''dvanced '''R'''einforced '''M'''aneuvering '''S'''hroud.
25th Mar '16 9:23:05 AM Willbyr
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* In Creator/{{Funimation}}'s GagDub of ''KeroroGunsou'', Keroro is leader of "the '''A'''dvanced '''R'''econ '''M'''ission '''P'''repatory '''I'''nvasion '''T'''error Platoon", [[LampshadeHanging whose acronym is unfortunate]], but is nonetheless intentional on Funimation's part[[note]]In the Japanese version, they are simply called the "Keroro Shoutai", or "Keroro Platoon".[[/note]].

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* In Creator/{{Funimation}}'s GagDub of ''KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Keroro is leader of "the '''A'''dvanced '''R'''econ '''M'''ission '''P'''repatory '''I'''nvasion '''T'''error Platoon", [[LampshadeHanging whose acronym is unfortunate]], but is nonetheless intentional on Funimation's part[[note]]In the Japanese version, they are simply called the "Keroro Shoutai", or "Keroro Platoon".[[/note]].
25th Mar '16 9:01:54 AM Willbyr
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* Not exactly derived from a word, but definitely a backronym, is the edited ''DragonBallZ'' dub's '''HFIL''' ('''HELL''' in the uncut version). They got it by [[{{Bowdlerisation}} removing the bottoms of the E and first L]] and claim that it stands for the '''H'''ome '''F'''or '''I'''nfinite '''L'''osers. The original name is not an acronym, however, and is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what you think it is]].

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* Not exactly derived from a word, but definitely a backronym, is the edited ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' dub's '''HFIL''' ('''HELL''' in the uncut version). They got it by [[{{Bowdlerisation}} removing the bottoms of the E and first L]] and claim that it stands for the '''H'''ome '''F'''or '''I'''nfinite '''L'''osers. The original name is not an acronym, however, and is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what you think it is]].



* In ''TigerAndBunny'', [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]] is short for '''N'''oted '''E'''ntities with e'''X'''traordinary '''T'''alents.

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]] is short for '''N'''oted '''E'''ntities with e'''X'''traordinary '''T'''alents.
18th Mar '16 12:07:59 PM Willbyr
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* The mecha from ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo'' are called QT Arms (which is a cheesy enough name in itself); the name is also an acronym for '''Q'''uantum '''T'''echnology '''A'''dvanced '''R'''einforced '''M'''aneuvering '''S'''hroud.

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* The mecha from ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo'' ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' are called QT Arms (which is a cheesy enough name in itself); the name is also an acronym for '''Q'''uantum '''T'''echnology '''A'''dvanced '''R'''einforced '''M'''aneuvering '''S'''hroud.
1st Mar '16 6:40:51 AM StFan
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** Let us not forget [[spoiler:Miyu Greer: '''M'''ultiple, or '''M'''erciful for her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' counterpart, '''I'''ntelligencial '''[[Myth/NorseMythology Y]]'''[[Myth/NorseMythology ggdrasil]] '''U'''nit.]]

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** Let us not forget [[spoiler:Miyu Greer: '''M'''ultiple, or '''M'''erciful for her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' counterpart, '''I'''ntelligencial '''[[Myth/NorseMythology Y]]'''[[Myth/NorseMythology ggdrasil]] '''U'''nit.]]
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