History UsefulNotes / JapaneseSiblingTerminology

5th Feb '16 4:42:53 AM shonengirl
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** In [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the manga]] for ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem 4]]'', Azel and Ethlyn refer to Arvis and Sigurd (respectively) as "niisan" and "niisama". Which is odd considering Ethlin is comfortable teasing Sigurd while Azel fears Alvis, yet she's the one using "sama"... ** In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and 3]], Rikard calls Julian 'aniki'. In the localization, this became "chief".
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** In [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the manga]] for ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem 4]]'', Azel and Ethlyn refer to Arvis [[AntiVillain Arvis]] and Sigurd [[TheHero Sigurd]] (respectively) as "niisan" and "niisama". Which is odd considering Ethlin is comfortable teasing Sigurd while Azel fears Alvis, yet she's the one using "sama"... ** In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and 3]], Rikard calls Julian 'aniki'. In the localization, this became "chief". Also, [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Tiki]], despite being unrelated to him, refers to [[TheHero Marth]] as "Oniichan", something she keeps up even when she's older, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening thousands of years later.]] In the English localization of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', she calls him "Mar-Mar".
15th Jan '16 11:24:01 PM Twiddler
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* In ''CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura calls her older brother the default "onii-chan." However, her alternate universe counterpart in ''Anime/TsubasaChronicle'', Princess Sakura, calls her brother King Touya by the more respectful "nii-sama."
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* In ''CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura calls her older brother the default "onii-chan." However, her alternate universe counterpart in ''Anime/TsubasaChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Princess Sakura, calls her brother King Touya by the more respectful "nii-sama."
15th Jan '16 9:40:56 PM Gamermaster
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* Subaru Nakajima of ''Anime/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 ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''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]]]].
22nd Dec '15 5:05:43 AM Hanz
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* Lots of characters in the ''[[VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku Yakuza]]'' series call Kazuma "aniki" (for example, Rikiya of the recent ''Yakuza 3''). Of course, that shouldn't surprise anyone...
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* Lots of characters in the ''[[VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku Yakuza]]'' ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series call Kazuma "aniki" (for example, Rikiya of the recent ''Yakuza 3''). Of course, that shouldn't surprise anyone...
18th Dec '15 6:17:44 PM DAN004
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18th Dec '15 6:17:08 PM DAN004
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* ''BlazBlue'': ** Jin Kisaragi's infamous "NII-SAAAN!!" towards his brother Ragna. All while being obsessed to kill him in a rather... suggestive way. ** Similarly, Carl Clover calls her big sister "nee-san". ** Tsubaki, meanwhile, refers to her ChildhoodFriend Jin as "Jin-niisama", and she appropriately respects him. A lot.
13th Dec '15 12:10:31 PM Koveras
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** Nanoha's older sister Miyuki refers to her older brother Kyouya as "Kyou-chan", rather than "Onii-chan", like Nanoha does. This carries over from ''TriangleHeart 3'', when he was her cousin and [[NotBloodSiblings not her biological brother]].
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** Nanoha's older sister Miyuki refers to her older brother Kyouya as "Kyou-chan", rather than "Onii-chan", like Nanoha does. This carries over from ''TriangleHeart 3'', ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3'', when he was her cousin and [[NotBloodSiblings not her biological brother]].
8th Dec '15 4:11:50 AM killikim
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* Tonio in ''VideoGame/RodeaTheSkySoldier'' calls his older sister Sonia 'onee-san', while refering to Ion as Ion-neechan, and Rodea as Rodea-oniichan. Even though he was terrified of Rodea for being a robot earlier.
17th Oct '15 11:40:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yukino and Kanade from ''Anime/CandyBoy'' call each other "Yuki-nee" and "Kana-nee", often saying it twice wen they want to get each other's attention. Their younger sister Shizuku calls them both "neechan", although for Kanade she also tends to use the variety "baka-neechan".
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* Yukino and Kanade from ''Anime/CandyBoy'' call each other "Yuki-nee" and "Kana-nee", often saying it twice wen when they want to get each other's attention. Their younger sister Shizuku calls them both "neechan", although for Kanade she also tends to use the variety "baka-neechan".

* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Alphonse refers to his brother solely as "Nii-san". He uses it so much, it's practically his CatchPhrase, and it even carries over into English translations and dubs as "brother".
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 adaptation]], Alphonse refers to his brother solely as "Nii-san". He uses it so much, it's practically his CatchPhrase, and it even carries over into English translations and dubs as "brother".

* In the TV series ''{{Arashi No Yoru Ni}}: Himitsu no Tomodachi'', Boro always refers to Gabu as "Gabu-nii".
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* In the TV series ''{{Arashi ''Literature/{{Arashi No Yoru Ni}}: Himitsu no Tomodachi'', Boro always refers to Gabu as "Gabu-nii".
1st Oct '15 4:21:34 PM K
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* In ''CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura calls her older brother the default "onii-chan." However, her alternate universe counterpart in ''Anime/TsubasaChronicle'', Princess Sakura, calls her brother King Touya by the more respectful "nii-sama."
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