History UsefulNotes / JapaneseHonorifics

2nd Nov '17 2:04:53 PM CONQUISTADOR
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* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Haruhi refers to Koizumi as "Koizumi-kun" but Kyon just as [[HeyYou "Kyon"]], implying more familiarity with the later. The uber-polite Koizumi addresses all the girls as "-san" which translates as "miss" in the English dubs ("Suzumiya-san" becomes "Miss Suzumiya.") Kyon addresses Mikuru as "Asahina-san," yet is on a FirstNameBasis with Haruhi, and doesn't use honorifics when speaking to [[VitriolicBestBuds Koizumi]], nor with Yuki (whom he calls just "Nagato").

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* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Haruhi refers to Koizumi as "Koizumi-kun" but Kyon just as [[HeyYou "Kyon"]], implying more familiarity with the later.latter. The uber-polite Koizumi addresses all the girls as "-san" which translates as "miss" in the English dubs ("Suzumiya-san" becomes "Miss Suzumiya.") Kyon addresses Mikuru as "Asahina-san," yet is on a FirstNameBasis with Haruhi, and doesn't use honorifics when speaking to [[VitriolicBestBuds Koizumi]], nor with Yuki (whom he calls just "Nagato").
10th Aug '17 10:12:36 PM Gamermaster
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* Kanna from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' uses "sama" when referring to Tohru. From her perspective it would make sense (Tohru's father is one of the leaders of the Chaos faction), but it nearly blows the masquerade wide open when [[MuggleBestFriend Saikawa]] starts wondering why she's addressing the family maid so formally.
10th Aug '17 9:57:37 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', protagonist Nozomu is called Itoshiki-sensei by his class, which creates some confusion when Kafuka meets his identical twin brother, a doctor, who would also be addressed as "sensei", who she initially confuses for him. The girls address each other as x-chan, and in one instance, when Nozomu's sister is addressed this way by a student who has only met her once, she gives a dirty look. In one episode/chapter, Nozomu "becomes" a high school student again, and is thus addressed as Itoshiki-kun.

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* In ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', protagonist Nozomu is called Itoshiki-sensei by his class, which creates some confusion when Kafuka meets his identical twin looking older brother, a doctor, who would also be addressed as "sensei", who she initially confuses for him. The girls address each other as x-chan, and in one instance, when Nozomu's sister is addressed this way by a student who has only met her once, she gives a dirty look. In one episode/chapter, Nozomu "becomes" a high school student again, and is thus addressed as Itoshiki-kun.
23rd Jul '17 2:05:48 PM nombretomado
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*** Sometimes Tomo even refers to ''herself'' as "Tomo-chan". This may either be a result of everybody else calling her "Tomo-chan" for her relative immaturity, or a demonstration of her [[SmallNameBigEgo self-attributed]] {{Kawaisa}}.

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*** Sometimes Tomo even refers to ''herself'' as "Tomo-chan". This may either be a result of everybody else calling her "Tomo-chan" for her relative immaturity, or a demonstration of her [[SmallNameBigEgo self-attributed]] {{Kawaisa}}.{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}}.
23rd Jul '17 9:41:24 AM nombretomado
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** This is actually common in Japan with young women thanks to [[{{Kawaii}} kawaii culture]] and the [[NotAllowedToGrowUp pressure for women to act young and innocent]].

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** This is actually common in Japan with young women thanks to [[{{Kawaii}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} kawaii culture]] and the [[NotAllowedToGrowUp pressure for women to act young and innocent]].
5th Jul '17 6:28:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{beatmania}} IIDX 20 tricoro'', the Professor always addresses the player's Q-pro character with "-kun", even if the player has [[VirtualPaperDoll designed]] the character to be female.

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* In ''{{beatmania}} ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX 20 tricoro'', the Professor always addresses the player's Q-pro character with "-kun", even if the player has [[VirtualPaperDoll designed]] the character to be female.
30th Jun '17 9:13:12 PM QueenBEAUTY
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is interesting in that compared to any of the previous games, the main characters enact on ''yobisute'' - that is, referring to given names - ''very'' quickly. For example, Ryuji Sakamoto is only referred to by his surname for a very brief period of time. Two days after his and the protagonist's first visit to [[EldritchLocation Kamoshida's Palace]], they're on a first-name basis, and the same goes for when everyone else joins the team. In fact, when two upperclassmen (Makoto and Haru) join them, their juniors are worried about how they should address them, and they insist on dropping formalities outside of school. The only notable exception is [[GreatDetective Goro Akechi]], who's referred to by last name (including on the menus in the localization) by everyone due to distrust in him. [[spoiler:While the retail version of the game keeps this even after his HeroicSacrifice, there's DummiedOut dialogue where Morgana refers to him by his first name, indicating that he was originally meant to be redeemed.]]
9th Jun '17 2:02:09 PM ButterDispenser
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* Two notable examples in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and the sequel series ''Anime/DigimonZeroTwo'': Tentomon and Wormmon. Tentomon will always address Koshiro/Izzy as "Koshiro-han", and adds "-han" when talking about practically any of the other human characters. Meanwhile, Wormmon refers to Ken exclusively as "Ken-chan", ''even when he's the Digimon Emperor.''
7th Jun '17 7:17:58 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Generator (deceased Japanese mother and trying to regain her lost culture) uses Chaka-''sempai'' for her martial arts tutor and ''onee-san'' and ''onee-sama'' for her best friend and roommate Billie whom she loves like a big sister. Billie, who is not Japanese but is an Anime fan (her own CodeName is "Tennyo") humors her and appreciates the honor.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Generator (deceased Japanese mother and trying to regain her lost culture) uses Chaka-''sempai'' for her martial arts tutor and ''onee-san'' and ''onee-sama'' for her best friend and roommate Billie whom she loves like a big sister. Billie, who is not Japanese but is an Anime fan (her own CodeName is "Tennyo") humors her and appreciates the honor.
5th Jun '17 9:22:29 AM Juneberries
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** Ranma's respect for his elders [[ObaSan is pretty clear]], generally referring to his father as "oyaji" ("Pops"), Cologne as "ba-san" ("old ghoul"), and Happosai as "jii-san" and "ji-ji" (translated as "old man" or outright "old freak").
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