History UsefulNotes / JapaneseSiblingTerminology

26th Sep '16 6:29:03 AM Nanima
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** Since there are so many siblings running around in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', there are also a whole bunch of different honorifics used in Japanese. The youngest sister of the Nohrian royals, [[GenkiGirl Elise]], calls her five older siblings "onii-chan/onee-chan" respectively, emphasizing her childishness. The youngest Hoshidan royal, [[ShrinkingViolet Sakura]], meanwhile goes for the very respectful and formal "nii-sama/nee-sama", because she admires them so much. Both royal elder sisters use "nii-sama" for their elder brothers, which fits with the overly affectionate [[TeamMom Camilla]], but feels a little odd for [[TomboyPrincess Hinoka]]. The younger brothers of both families, [[TeenGenius Leo]] and [[ArcherArchetype Takumi]] use the more standard "nii-san/nee-san", which in this case emphasizes how they are [[MiddleChildSyndrome the odd ones out]] in their families.
*** The avatar is a special case. Depending on which voice set is chosen, they will use different honorifics to address their elder siblings, which fit their general disposition (e.g. more 'cute' voices use "onii-chan/onee-chan").
12th Sep '16 6:06:54 AM Prfnoff
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* ''oni'' おに (A homophone for the Japanese word for "[[{{Youkai}} ogre]]", but not often employed for a punning double meaning.)

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* ''oni'' おに (A homophone for the Japanese word for "[[{{Youkai}} "[[{{Oni}} ogre]]", but not often employed for a punning double meaning.)
10th Sep '16 1:03:53 PM Gamermaster
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* Subaru Nakajima of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' refers to her older sister Ginga as "Gin-nee," despite formerly using "onee-chan" on her. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: Cinque]], one of the new siblings they gained after the [=post-StikerS=] TimeSkip, refers to Ginga using the very formal "aneue". [[spoiler: Yes, the same Cinque that once captured Ginga by beating her to a bloody pulp and [[AnArmAndALeg ripping off her arm]]. Must be some inverted variant of [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending]]]].

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* Subaru Nakajima of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' refers to her older sister Ginga as "Gin-nee," despite formerly using "onee-chan" on her. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: Cinque]], one of the new siblings they gained after the [=post-StikerS=] TimeSkip, refers to Ginga using the very formal "aneue". [[spoiler: Yes, the same Cinque that once captured Ginga by beating her to a bloody pulp and [[AnArmAndALeg ripping off her arm]].hand]]. Must be some inverted variant of [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending]]]].
9th Sep '16 4:36:47 PM Gamermaster
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9th Sep '16 4:35:34 PM Gamermaster
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* Subaru Nakajima of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' refers to her older sister Ginga as "Gin-nee," despite formerly using "onee-chan" on her. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: Cinque]], one of the new siblings they gained after the [=post-StikerS=] TimeSkip, refers to Ginga using the very formal "aneue". [[spoiler: Yes, the same Cinque that once captured Ginga by beating her to a bloody pulp. Must be some inverted variant of [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending]]]].

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* Subaru Nakajima of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' refers to her older sister Ginga as "Gin-nee," despite formerly using "onee-chan" on her. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: Cinque]], one of the new siblings they gained after the [=post-StikerS=] TimeSkip, refers to Ginga using the very formal "aneue". [[spoiler: Yes, the same Cinque that once captured Ginga by beating her to a bloody pulp.pulp and [[AnArmAndALeg ripping off her arm]]. Must be some inverted variant of [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending]]]].



** In ''[=StrikerS=]'', Fate, who has been adopted by the [[spoiler:Harlaown]] family, refers to [[spoiler:Chrono]] as "Onii-chan" in situations where she doesn't need to address him as a superior officer, prompting him to suggest that she should stop doing that now that she's an adult. In the third sound sage of the first season, she considers calling him "Nii-san" or "Aniue".

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** In ''[=StrikerS=]'', Fate, who has been adopted by the [[spoiler:Harlaown]] family, refers to [[spoiler:Chrono]] as "Onii-chan" in situations where she doesn't need to address him as a superior officer, prompting him to suggest that she should stop doing that now that she's an adult. In the third sound sage of the first second season, she considers calling him "Nii-san" or "Aniue".
30th Jun '16 11:22:06 AM DarkHunter
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* Honoka and Isana from ''Manga/UQHolder'' both call Touta nii-sama, presumably because they have the same last name (there hasn't been anything to suggest that they're actually related to him). Confusingly, Isana calls Honoka "Ojou-sama" (as a reference to [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Konoka and Setsuna]]), despite the fact that they're twin sisters.
27th Jun '16 6:12:53 PM sorako
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* Honoka and Isana from ''Manga/UQHolder'' both call Touta nii-sama, presumably because they have the same last name (there hasn't been anything to suggest that they're actually related to him). Confusingly, Isana calls Honoka "Ojou-sama" (as a reference to [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Konoka and Setsuna]]), despite the fact that they're twin sisters.
2nd Jun '16 1:49:02 PM Willbyr
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* Oboro in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' puzzles Hakuoro when he begins calling him "aniki", but he just shrugs it off. Really, this is about as respectful as you can expect him to get.

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* Oboro in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' puzzles Hakuoro when he begins calling him "aniki", but he just shrugs it off. Really, this is about as respectful as you can expect him to get.



* In ''MariaHolic'', the priest Kanae thinks Kanako's issues stem from losing her beloved brother. (To Tchaikovsky syndrome in B minor. Yes, Mariya's behind this.) The term he uses for this nonexistent brother is ''ani-ue''.

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* In ''MariaHolic'', ''Manga/MariaHolic'', the priest Kanae thinks Kanako's issues stem from losing her beloved brother. (To Tchaikovsky syndrome in B minor. Yes, Mariya's behind this.) The term he uses for this nonexistent brother is ''ani-ue''.
25th May '16 10:21:18 AM Willbyr
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* Ryuuki in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' persists in calling Seiran "aniue" when they are alone together, in spite of Seiran's protests, [[spoiler:once he finds out that Seiran is actually his exiled older brother Seien]].

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* Ryuuki in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' persists in calling Seiran "aniue" when they are alone together, in spite of Seiran's protests, [[spoiler:once he finds out that Seiran is actually his exiled older brother Seien]].
5th May '16 4:13:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Being buddies rather than biological brothers, Simon naturally uses "''aniki''" to refer to Kamina on ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', though with the same amount of respect you'd expect from "''onii-sama''". The dub simply uses "bro."

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* Being buddies rather than biological brothers, Simon naturally uses "''aniki''" to refer to Kamina on ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', though with the same amount of respect you'd expect from "''onii-sama''". The dub simply uses "bro."
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