History UsefulNotes / JapaneseSiblingTerminology

1st Apr '17 10:26:12 AM Frem3
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* Souta in ''Manga/InuYasha'' calls Kagome "nee-chan," while in the feudal era, Kohaku calls Sango by the more archaic "aneue" ([[LaserGuidedAmnesia when he remembers who she is, anyway]]). Manten, the younger of the {{youkai}} Thunder Brothers, calls his older brother Hiten "anchan," and most of the Band of Seven call their leader Bankotsu "aniki" or "o-aniki." Kaede refers to Kikyou as "onee-sama". (Inuyasha himself, being your standard JerkWithAHeartOfGold shounen protagonist, calls his AloofBigBrother Sesshoumaru by his first name only, and both he and Sesshoumaru himself seem horrified when Kagome calls Sesshoumaru "''oniisan''".)

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* Souta Sota in ''Manga/InuYasha'' calls Kagome "nee-chan," while in the feudal era, Kohaku calls Sango by the more archaic "aneue" ([[LaserGuidedAmnesia when he remembers who she is, anyway]]). Manten, the younger of the {{youkai}} Thunder Brothers, calls his older brother Hiten "anchan," and most of the Band of Seven call their leader Bankotsu "aniki" or "o-aniki." Kaede refers to Kikyou Kikyo as "onee-sama". (Inuyasha himself, being your standard JerkWithAHeartOfGold shounen protagonist, calls his AloofBigBrother Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru by his first name only, and both he and Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru himself seem horrified when Kagome calls Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru "''oniisan''".)
30th Mar '17 6:10:27 AM Dravencour
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* Another rather famous "nii-nii" in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' from Satoko. It's also someone's BerserkButton.

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* Another rather famous "nii-nii" in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' from Satoko. It's also someone's BerserkButton.a BerserkButton for [[spoiler:[[{{Yandere}} Shion]]]].
27th Feb '17 9:01:05 PM Adept
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* In ''ScrappedPrincess'', the main character Pacifica refers to her siblings as "Shannon-nii" and "Raquel-nee"

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* In ''ScrappedPrincess'', ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'', the main character Pacifica refers to her siblings as "Shannon-nii" and "Raquel-nee"
22nd Feb '17 9:50:24 PM Getta
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** Celica calls her sister Nine with "onee-chan".
22nd Feb '17 9:27:51 PM Getta
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** Tsubaki, meanwhile, refers to her ChildhoodFriend Jin as "Jin-niisama", and she appropriately respects him. A lot.

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** Tsubaki, meanwhile, refers to her ChildhoodFriend Jin as "Jin-niisama", and she appropriately respects him. A lot. In the audio drama ''Wheel of Fortune'', Tsubaki gets a vision of Jin's past with his (nowadays missing) sister who also called him "nii-sama"; Tsubaki gets angry at it, saying that the only one who can call Jin that is her.
** The Imperator is apparently Ragna's sister who always calls him "nii-sama". Ragna gets rather irritated by it because she's a villain who wants him on her side. [[spoiler:After she got absorbed into Noel (her clone) and the latter gains the former's memories, Noel also calls Ragna with "nii-sama".]]
5th Feb '17 5:05:41 PM kataangluvr
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* The protagonists in ''AudioPlay/YandereNoOnnaNoKo'' is usually called "onii-chan" by girls who either are his sisters or think of him like a brother. Elise from the third volume addresses her older twin as "onee-sama".
* The protagonists from ''AudioPlay/YandereHeaven'' is called "nee-chan" and "nee-sama" by her younger brothers. Other characters, such as Ran and Nahiro, are addressed as "nii-san"/"nii-chan" by their younger siblings (Wakasa for Ran and the protagonist for Nahiro respectfully).
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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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