History MeaningfulName / Anime

27th May '16 2:39:44 PM Doug86
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** The VillainProtagonist of the series has the properly ironic name of "[[LightIsNotGood Light]]" (this refers to [[TheDivineComedy Dante's]] allegory with likening God to the Sun and sunlight, which is used often in the [[AllThereInTheManual Bible]], a name that is written as 'Moon' but read as 'Light', as in 'moonlight'). It's spelled with the character for "moon" and his last name "Yagami" also means "night god." His pseudonym, "Kira," is "killer" in GratuitousEnglish. Light is not only borrowing a Shinigami's power as the moon will 'borrow' sunlight to make himself a [[AGodAmI god]] (shinigami being the closest thing to gods in the series), but that he is also, in reality, an imitation, a false god after all (making his accusing Near of being an imitation of L hypocritical).

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** The VillainProtagonist of the series has the properly ironic name of "[[LightIsNotGood Light]]" (this refers to [[TheDivineComedy [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's]] allegory with likening God to the Sun and sunlight, which is used often in the [[AllThereInTheManual Bible]], a name that is written as 'Moon' but read as 'Light', as in 'moonlight'). It's spelled with the character for "moon" and his last name "Yagami" also means "night god." His pseudonym, "Kira," is "killer" in GratuitousEnglish. Light is not only borrowing a Shinigami's power as the moon will 'borrow' sunlight to make himself a [[AGodAmI god]] (shinigami being the closest thing to gods in the series), but that he is also, in reality, an imitation, a false god after all (making his accusing Near of being an imitation of L hypocritical).
25th May '16 10:42:19 AM MagBas
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* The VillainProtagonist from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'', commonly just referred to as Aur, has [[spoiler:Ain Soph Aur as his actual name, a term coming straight out of the Kabbalah, meaning “The Limitless Light”, a term used to describe {{God}} Himself in those teachings]]; an extremely ironic name considering Aur is a Sorcerer who has declared himself Demon Lord, who engages in many nefarious actions against humanity, not the mention how handles women who were against him at first, that is manipulate them through rape and hypnotism.
25th May '16 10:05:53 AM Goukenimaru
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* The VillainProtagonist from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'', commonly just referred to as Aur, has [[spoiler:Ain Soph Aur as his actual name, a term coming straight out of the Kabbalah, meaning “The Limitless Light”, a term used to describe {{God}} Himself in those teachings]]; an extremely ironic name considering Aur is a Sorcerer who has declared himself Demon Lord, who engages in many nefarious actions against humanity, not the mention how handles women who were against him at first, that is manipulate them through rape and hypnotism.
29th Apr '16 1:47:05 PM Doug86
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** Even the minor characters have pretty meaningful names--"Karon" is very close to "Charon", the ferryman of the afterlife in Greek mythology, which is fitting since Karon [[spoiler:is the guardian of Fakir, who is supposedly fated to die protecting the Prince]]. Fakir's childhood friend's name, Raetsel, is the German word for "puzzle", which is fitting since she's confused about her feelings and is desperately trying to find someone she "fits" with. Hermia and Lysander come from AMidsummerNightsDream, the theme of their episode. And so on.

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** Even the minor characters have pretty meaningful names--"Karon" is very close to "Charon", the ferryman of the afterlife in Greek mythology, which is fitting since Karon [[spoiler:is the guardian of Fakir, who is supposedly fated to die protecting the Prince]]. Fakir's childhood friend's name, Raetsel, is the German word for "puzzle", which is fitting since she's confused about her feelings and is desperately trying to find someone she "fits" with. Hermia and Lysander come from AMidsummerNightsDream, ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', the theme of their episode. And so on.
10th Apr '16 11:55:21 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', Legna's own name, which is [[SdrawkcabName backwards]] for Angel, his InSeriesNickname. As a sign of his office, he wears a cloak with angel wings on its back, as did his father Kian.
18th Mar '16 12:54:38 PM Willbyr
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** Seishiro's first name is related to the belt of Orion, keeping up with the themednaming of Hokuto and Subaru in TokyoBabylon. His last name, Sakurazuka, is also directly in his "harbinger" title - Sakurazukamori: the gaurdian of the cherry blossom burial mount.

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** Seishiro's first name is related to the belt of Orion, keeping up with the themednaming of Hokuto and Subaru in TokyoBabylon.''Manga/TokyoBabylon''. His last name, Sakurazuka, is also directly in his "harbinger" title - Sakurazukamori: the gaurdian of the cherry blossom burial mount.
17th Mar '16 8:29:10 AM Willbyr
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* ''NinjaNonsense'' has a couple of these. Shinobu is a joke on ''shinobi'', which means ninja. Onsokumaru's name means "speed-of-sound ball", and he's a madcap shapeshifter whose usual form is spherical.

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* ''NinjaNonsense'' ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' has a couple of these. Shinobu is a joke on ''shinobi'', which means ninja. Onsokumaru's name means "speed-of-sound ball", and he's a madcap shapeshifter whose usual form is spherical.
15th Mar '16 6:34:24 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Sakata Gintoki the silverhaired natural-perm samurai. Obviously a pun.

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Sakata Gintoki the silverhaired natural-perm samurai. Obviously a pun.
15th Mar '16 3:11:59 AM heichou
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** One of the longest running gags is Katsura's CatchPhrase, "Zura ja nai, Katsura da," (It's not Zura, it's Katsura), which is also a pun on the words "zura" and "katsura," which both mean wig. For a character who truly enjoys his horrible {{Cosplay}}, this is very fitting. But "zura" also means [[spoiler: "friend." When the phrase, "Katsura ja nai, Zura da!" is finally used, it's quite moving.]]
12th Mar '16 7:00:21 AM Prfnoff
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* ''YesPrettyCure5GoGo'': SixthRanger Mimino Kurumi has a very interesting MeaningfulName when it's spelled backwards: Mi Ru Ku No Mi Mi [[spoiler:Miruku no mimi, Miruku = Milk. Milk's ears, which reveals her identity as one of the team's {{Weasel Mascot}}s]].

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* ''YesPrettyCure5GoGo'': ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'': SixthRanger Mimino Kurumi has a very interesting MeaningfulName when it's spelled backwards: Mi Ru Ku No Mi Mi [[spoiler:Miruku no mimi, Miruku = Milk. Milk's ears, which reveals her identity as one of the team's {{Weasel Mascot}}s]].
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