Teenage kids in Japan seem to be using this word a lot these days and it doesn't really have any real meaning? (in the sense that they are using it)
I've seen different kinds on twitter etc where it is written in the kanji form;
It seems to me like it is just a thing you say after something both bad and good, and also that something can BE まんじ; i.e you see a hot girl > she is まんじ, you see a nice car > まんじ
I know that the Kanji 卍 is what marks shrines on Japanese maps, and that it comes from a symbol meaning sun(?). But the slang phrase has another meaning.
Thoughts or comments? What is the origin?
It takes me back a few years when the phrase パリピー (パリピーポー [party people]) came to be the coolest thing to say ever. At first people used it when actually referring to party people (like going to the club etc) but then it lost its meaning and now people can say パリピー to basically everything good or bad.