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18th Jan '17 12:42:47 PM FringeBenefits
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* ''{{Tasakeru}}'': "BANZAI!"

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* ''{{Tasakeru}}'': "BANZAI!"''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}'': "TENRAI!"
28th Dec '16 8:52:17 AM NagisaStick
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** Hero Jotaro Kujo has his own battle cry: ORAORAORAORAORA ORAAAAAAAAAAA! His daughter Jolyne Cujoh and the two alternative universe [=JoJos=]], Johnny Joestar and [[spoiler:Jotaro's alternate universe iteration]] Josuke Higashikata (the one from [=JoJolion=]) also uses this [[spoiler:except Josuke throws in an "ARA" in at times to signify something got messed up in his creation]].

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** Hero Jotaro Kujo has his own battle cry: ORAORAORAORAORA ORAAAAAAAAAAA! His daughter Jolyne Cujoh and the two alternative universe [=JoJos=]], Johnny Joestar and [[spoiler:Jotaro's [[spoiler:Part 4 Josuke's alternate universe iteration]] Josuke Higashikata (the one from [=JoJolion=]) also uses this [[spoiler:except Josuke throws in an "ARA" in at times to signify something got messed up in his creation]].
16th Dec '16 2:50:38 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* Leela would occasionally use these in action scenes in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. As time went on, the sounds were used in mundane scenes as a joke (e.g. when pulling a plug out of a socket).
9th Dec '16 4:19:54 PM craigj
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''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) mainly refers focus or intensity in their language. Its secondary definition of respiration has been appropriated in English as the shout that accompanies focused moments in kata (martial arts moves). When Japanese characters bring up kiai, this can [[BlindIdiotTranslation throw translations off]].

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''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) mainly refers focus to [[HeroicWillpower focus]] or intensity [[HotBlooded intensity]] in their its original language. Its secondary definition of respiration has been appropriated in English as the shout that accompanies focused moments in kata (martial arts moves). When Japanese characters actually bring up kiai, this can [[BlindIdiotTranslation throw translations off]].
off translations]]. Especially in [[KiManipulation supernatural]] [[FightingSpirit martial]] [[PowersDoTheFighting arts]].
9th Dec '16 3:57:38 PM craigj
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''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) is the technical term for the shout that accompanies kata (martial arts moves).

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''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) is the technical term for mainly refers focus or intensity in their language. Its secondary definition of respiration has been appropriated in English as the shout that accompanies focused moments in kata (martial arts moves).
moves). When Japanese characters bring up kiai, this can [[BlindIdiotTranslation throw translations off]].
22nd Nov '16 3:45:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''UsagiYojimbo'' - every fighter has their signature ''kiai''; Usagi's is "RYAAAAH!"

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* ''UsagiYojimbo'' ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' - every fighter has their signature ''kiai''; Usagi's is "RYAAAAH!"
22nd Nov '16 3:45:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''They Call Me Bruce'' (1982). A kung fu master tries to instruct Bruce in this technique. Bruce's shout ends up [[GlassShatteringSound shattering a nearby display cabinet]].

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* ''They Call Me Bruce'' ''Film/TheyCallMeBruce'' (1982). A kung fu master tries to instruct Bruce in this technique. Bruce's shout ends up [[GlassShatteringSound shattering a nearby display cabinet]].
22nd Nov '16 3:44:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Soldiers in ''SilentStorm'' will unleash various kiai-esque cries when executing a long burst with a machinegun. As if it wasn't {{Badass}} enough already to fire a light machinegun on full auto whilst standing.

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* Soldiers in ''SilentStorm'' ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'' will unleash various kiai-esque cries when executing a long burst with a machinegun. As if it wasn't {{Badass}} badass enough already to fire a light machinegun on full auto whilst standing.
6th Nov '16 6:22:08 PM nombretomado
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* JackieChan takes advantage of kiai in a number of his movies. During a fight, the kiai is a signal between him and his stuntmen so they don't seriously hurt each other while putting up a convincing battle.

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* JackieChan Creator/JackieChan takes advantage of kiai in a number of his movies. During a fight, the kiai is a signal between him and his stuntmen so they don't seriously hurt each other while putting up a convincing battle.
16th Oct '16 11:41:36 AM nombretomado
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* In ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' ''[[AudioAdaptation Radio Edition]]'', Marche does this against [[spoiler:Queen Remedi]].

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* In ''FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' ''[[AudioAdaptation Radio Edition]]'', Marche does this against [[spoiler:Queen Remedi]].
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