History Main / SempaiKohai

29th Apr '18 7:08:45 AM Valiona
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* ''Manga/BloomIntoYou''
** Touko is Yuu's sempai, being a year ahead of her in school, and often helps her study. Sayaka is also sempai to Yuu and the other first-years on the student council, but while the first-years respectfully call her "[[LastNameBasis Saeki]]-senpai," there isn't as much of a mentorship aspect in their relationships with her.
** Yuu also has two kouhai from her middle school softball team, who, to Yuu's dismay, are already taller than her.
** Sayaka also has a senpai from her old school, [[spoiler:who also happens to be her ex-girlfriend. The older girl had gone out with Sayaka for a little while, only to abruptly break it off with her due to believing that they were outgrowing the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship phase]].
* ''The Talented Sempai and the Useless Kouhai'' plays with this. The main character, Shiori Ochiai, is a third-year at her school, but virtually everyone knows that she's terrible at basketball, resulting in some of her kouhai bullying her and sticking her with the chores. Meanwhile, Hiromi Tsukioka, the kouhai, not only is extremely talented, but ends up being something of a mentor to her senpai.
8th Mar '18 8:59:53 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'': Kaguya ends up developing this sort of relationship with Ishigami, helping him study, [[ItMakesSenseInContext letting him borrow her uniform]], and [[spoiler:getting the guy who turned him into a pariah kicked out of the school]]. Rather surprising, given their first onscreen interaction involved her giving him an ImpliedDeathThreat.

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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'': ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'': Kaguya ends up developing this sort of relationship with Ishigami, helping him study, [[ItMakesSenseInContext letting him borrow her uniform]], and [[spoiler:getting the guy who turned him into a pariah kicked out of the school]]. Rather surprising, given their first onscreen interaction involved her giving him an ImpliedDeathThreat.
2nd Feb '18 1:58:57 PM Jgamer
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* Mash Kyrielight of ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' refers to the player character as her senpai, even though the player just joined Chaldea which should give her seniority. Later, it's explained that she sees the player character as her senior in terms of "living" since she's lived her entire life within the walls of Chaldea while they live the kind of average yet upright life she would like to live.
30th Jan '18 9:29:30 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' features an unusual example, in that Bartolomeo adresses the Straw Hats as a whole as his senpais, despite him being older than most of the crew. In this case, the honorific denotes great respect, as Bartolomeo is a huge fan of the Straw Hats, whose actions and achievements inspired him to set out to sea.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' features an unusual example, in that Bartolomeo adresses addresses the Straw Hats as a whole as his senpais, despite him being older than most of the crew. In this case, the honorific denotes great respect, as Bartolomeo is a huge fan of the Straw Hats, whose actions and achievements inspired him to set out to sea.sea.
* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'': Kaguya ends up developing this sort of relationship with Ishigami, helping him study, [[ItMakesSenseInContext letting him borrow her uniform]], and [[spoiler:getting the guy who turned him into a pariah kicked out of the school]]. Rather surprising, given their first onscreen interaction involved her giving him an ImpliedDeathThreat.
18th Jan '18 12:07:26 AM Ryulong
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The concepts of ''sempai'' ("senior" or "upperclassman"; also spelled "senpai"[[labelnote:†]] While the word uses the 'n'-kana (ん or ン), an 'm' sound is naturally made as the lips try to move from that sound to the 'p' sound – ergo it is pronounced "sempai", and older romanization schemes like Hepburn render the character as 'm' before certain consonants – that's also the reason why the major Japanese newspapers transliterate their names as ''[whatever] Shi'''m'''bun'' rather than ''[x] Shi'''n'''bun''. The Kunrei romanization system used internally by the Japanese government and favored by some fansubbers is much more literalistic, and always translates the symbol as 'n'. Note that unlike most countries (China and the Koreas, for instance), Japan does not legally mandate a single romanization scheme, allowing people and businesses to transliterate names however they want, which occasionally results in some… [[XtremeKoolLetterz interesting]]… variants.[[/labelnote]]) and ''kouhai'' ("junior" or "underclassman") permeate Japanese society. In fiction, you see them used most often in school settings, but the system also applies after graduation, in the workplace. Older students (or workers with greater seniority) are known as ''sempai'', and junior students/workers (or ''kouhai'') are required to defer to them, and address them with the [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics honorific]] -''sempai'' and polite speech patterns. In return, the ''sempai'' is obligated to look out for, and protect, the ''kouhai''.

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The concepts of ''sempai'' ("senior" or "upperclassman"; also spelled "senpai"[[labelnote:†]] While the word uses the 'n'-kana (ん or ン), an 'm' sound is naturally made as the lips try to move from that sound to the 'p' sound – ergo it is pronounced "sempai", and older romanization schemes like the original version of Hepburn render the character as 'm' before certain consonants – that's also the reason why the major Japanese newspapers transliterate their names as ''[whatever] Shi'''m'''bun'' rather than ''[x] Shi'''n'''bun''. The Kunrei romanization system used internally by the Japanese government and favored by some fansubbers is much more literalistic, and always translates the symbol as 'n'. Note that unlike most countries (China and the Koreas, for instance), Japan does not legally mandate a single romanization scheme, allowing people and businesses to transliterate names however they want, which occasionally results in some… [[XtremeKoolLetterz interesting]]… variants.[[/labelnote]]) and ''kouhai'' ("junior" or "underclassman") permeate Japanese society. In fiction, you see them used most often in school settings, but the system also applies after graduation, in the workplace. Older students (or workers with greater seniority) are known as ''sempai'', and junior students/workers (or ''kouhai'') are required to defer to them, and address them with the [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics honorific]] -''sempai'' and polite speech patterns. In return, the ''sempai'' is obligated to look out for, and protect, the ''kouhai''.
16th Jan '18 2:36:04 PM totoofze47
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' features an unusual example, in that Bartolomeo adresses the Straw Hats as a whole as his senpais, despite him being older than most of the crew. In this case, the honorific denotes great respect, as Bartolomeo is a huge fan of the Straw Hats, whose actions and achievements inspired him to set out to sea.
7th Jan '18 12:00:35 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Kobayashi ends up taking Elma under her wing when the latter ends up working at the same company. [[ClingyJealousGirl Tohru]] doesn't take it well, especially because Elma is her arch rival. Elma also refers to Takiya as senpai in a later chapters.

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* In ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Kobayashi ends up taking Elma under her wing when the latter ends up working at the same company. [[ClingyJealousGirl Tohru]] doesn't take it well, especially because Elma is her arch rival. Elma also refers to Takiya as senpai in a later chapters.
7th Jan '18 11:56:10 AM Gamermaster
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** At the end of A's, when Hayate mentions that she's joining the TSAB, she notes that it will make her Nanoha and Fate's kohai, although they never officially have that kind of relationship. Hayate even uses the term "kohai" in the English dub of that scene. Near the beginning of the season, Mary addresses Amy as "Amy-sempai".

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** At the end of A's, ''A's'', when Hayate mentions that she's joining the TSAB, she notes that it will make her Nanoha and Fate's kohai, although they never officially have that kind of relationship. Hayate even uses the term "kohai" in the English dub of that scene. Near the beginning of the season, Mary addresses Amy as "Amy-sempai".
31st Dec '17 11:53:31 PM RacattackForce
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* The Western versions of the game have no reference to this aspect of their friendship, the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' has Ida (Marina) regularly refer to Hime (Pearl) as "sempai" due to the latter both being [[OlderThanTheyLook older than Marina]] and having more experience in the music business.

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* The While the Western versions of the game have no reference to this aspect of their friendship, the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' has Ida (Marina) regularly refer to Hime (Pearl) as "sempai" due to the latter both being [[OlderThanTheyLook older than Marina]] and having more experience in the music business.
31st Dec '17 11:52:32 PM RacattackForce
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* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'', Ida (Marina) refers to Hime (Pearl) as "sempai". This could be do to Pearl [[OlderThanTheyLook actually being older than Marina]] but could alao refer toher having more experience in the music business than Marina does.

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* In The Western versions of the game have no reference to this aspect of their friendship, the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'', ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'' has Ida (Marina) refers regularly refer to Hime (Pearl) as "sempai". This could be do "sempai" due to Pearl the latter both being [[OlderThanTheyLook actually being older than Marina]] but could alao refer toher and having more experience in the music business than Marina does.business.
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