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Is this supposed to be wordplay/foreshadowing in Kaguya-sama s3? (spoilers)

Spoilers for Kaguya-sama s3 We see that there's this mysterious character that people call 怪盗 (kaitou), which I'm learning is actually a thing in fiction and specifically in Japanese fiction because ...
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Popular: モテ vs 人気

In the anime adaptation of the manga The Quintessential Quintuplets, as well as the corresponding manga, I notice these 3 times (besides this) the word 'popular' (in the subtitles) was used: Scene 1: ...
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Is there any word 'popular' in 'お嬢ちゃんも先生似だしいけるんじゃねーか ?'?

In some subtitles of S02E06 of the anime adaptation of the manga The Quintessential Quintuplets, there's this line by a character named Shimoda, who was the student of now deceased character named ...
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Does maji manji (マジ卍) really translate to based or dope A.F.?

Related I guess: Japanese slang - まんじ、マンジ、卍 From Kaguya-sama: Love Is War: In S02E09, specifically Chapter 82, when Yu (Ishigami) praises Kaguya by describing Kaguya as 'maji manji', the translation ...
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Is the '最高の女' (saikou no onna?) the thing that 'best girl' memes/terms are based on?

I'm kind of an anime/manga n00b, but I notice people on forums always talk about like who is 'best girl' (or 'best boy' or 'best guy' Idk) in any particular anime/manga series. Then I noticed in this ...
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Whats the accurate meaning of this ごまかすin this sentence?

照れ臭くなるとすぐごまかす... これじゃわかんなぃよ She doesn't understand the person because when the person feels awkward she ...plays it off/trying to hide it?
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What's the use of tsumori in the first sentence and no in the second?

オレが...ここにいることで生かしてもらってることはわかってるつもりです Translation in the manga: I'm...here so I see you intend to let me live tsumori means the person plans on keeping him alive? In another version it just says "...
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What is とは in English?

I read a manga and there was this sentence: 巨人とは片想いのままだなクソメガネ Some people have been saying that because the speaker says toha there is a love that is implied to be mutual and he might be referring ...
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What does "なにしに" mean?

I've just begun reading the Doraemon manga. Coming across this phrase, I've searched for its meaning but have been unable to find anything helpful so far. An English translation of the manga suggests ...
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Translation of 'Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita' is 'Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It'?

This anime/manga called Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita (seemingly an anime/manga version of the Sheldon and Amy parts of The Big Bang Theory) is translated as 'Science Fell in Love, So ...
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Understanding「お金持ってて悪い人じゃなければ」

A college student リナ shares her experience with パパ活 (each line represents a single bubble in manga) あのね リナ、パパ活やってるの ...普通の食事だけじゃないやつ... お金持ってて悪い人じゃなければ お父さんぐらいの歳のおじさんとも 平気で寝られる I have trouble ...
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What's the difference between Kaguya's 'O kawaii koto' and Miyuki (Shirogane)'s 'O kawaii yatsu-me'?

From Kaguya-sama: Love Is War: As you know (Gasai) from memes, Kaguya often says (either actually or in Miyuki's imagination) 'お可愛いこと' (o kawaii koto). You can even see like a compilation here. ...
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What do the のに and ったら mean here?

だってあたしがダメだったのに神谷が言ったらさ What do のに and ったら mean? Is のに like "even though" or "in order to" and ったら like "if" (that's what I thought about)? The other character asked to ...
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What does よくも色々邪魔ァしてくれたな! mean in this context?

Can someone explain to me what よくも色々邪魔ァしてくれたな means in this context? MC and a girl ran away from a bunch of bandits. But after they've stopped for a while to talk, the bandit leader caught up to them ...
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Meaning of まだまだ in fighting manga context

1 character said this after she has beaten 2 opponents on battle まだまだなのだっ! 俺にやっつけられたいヤツは、かかってくるのだ! I feel like the meaning of "madamada" here is not "I'm not tired yet"/"You'...
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What's up with males named Miyuki?

Edit 1: It's like A Boy Named Sue or something. Edit 2: Should I split this question into 2 posts so I can accept both answers? Huhuhu. I think I'll just accept 1 and bounty the other. It's a ...
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The meaning of じゃないんだろう in this context 賊達の目的は略奪で、殺しじゃないんだろう

When reading, I met this sentence which describes MC's thoughts during a battle with bandits: 賊達の目的は略奪で、殺しじゃないんだろう。 My guess: "I think the bandits are after looting, not killing." What is ...
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what does "そうなんだよな" mean? (in the context of the following sentence/image)) [closed]

そうなんだよな そもそもオレが 旅を始めた 理由って ここのくじらを 見ることであって 終着点に 来てしまった 今 次のことなんか まだ 考えもつかず 綺麗だったな くじら
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Need someone help with 2 sentences in this context [Manga/MC's thinking about his battle strategy and how it will affects to people lives]

Context : MC and A-san have thought out a strategy/plan to defeat the enemy. Now MC and A-san is marching on the main road ,with their army and the armed people/militia of their town ,toward enemy's ...
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The meaning of 強くあろうと意識した in this context

Context: One character said to the MC that she only felt herself truly become strong since the day she met her Master. Then she said this to confirm that again (maybe?): そのときからだな、強くあろうと意識したのは I'm ...
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Meaning of なんやけどな

I was translating a manga chapter and found this line: 蛍なんやけどな今行方不明になっててな What's the meaning of なんやけどな?
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そこが+ a person + らしくはあるか meaning in this context

When reading ,I met with this strange expression (at my level at least). Much thanks if anyone can explain to me it's correct meaning. Context: MC is talking with a general (A-san) ,about the plan of ...
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What does ガスッ mean?

What does the onomatopoeia that appears in red in the image mean? I'm not really sure if it says ガヌッ or ガスッ ,since I'm not good at identifying characters, so I'll leave the image (also to give ...
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What does this mean in this context ? 結構堪える [A character's thought about a girl when she's keeping a distance from him, while sitting with him]

This is MC's thought about a girl who's sitting next to him, but she's still keeping a distance with him. This is hard for me to understand, so much thanks if anyone can help me understand what he has ...
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what meaning "...ほんとにあった"?

What does ほんとにあった mean? (translation), the context appears in the image but I explain: they went to the shore of a lake to look for herbs for their friend who is sick, and the bird, thanks to being ...
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What does ぺろん mean?

I'm trying to understand a scene from a manga which I'll describe as best as possible. One person is undressing and there is an onomatopoeia that reads ぺろん. Another person says then: おい、...
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What does ってえ mean in this manga?

What does 「ってえ」 mean? The context is that this character steps wrong as he is walking through the sand, and after letting out a moan he says "ってえ..."
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"no" in "Chōsa Heidan" - Shingeki no Kyojin [duplicate]

In Attack on Titan, Survey Corps Japanese name is (Chōsa Heidan) (調査兵団) Chōsa (調査) means "Survey" and Heidan (兵団) means "Army Corps' My question is why are Heidan written directly after ...
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What’s the function of the て form in this sentence?

For context, I’m reading Haikyuu!! and I'm stuck on this sentence: コート中央のネットを挟んで2チームでボールを打ち合う。 The verb 挟む is in the て form, but I can’t understand why, so I don’t get the sentence. Is it connecting ...
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What does いつも mean in this context

I can't figure out the meaning of いつもいつも in this dialogue. If I understand correctly the girl is asking the other two girls to free up some space for her (to hug the girl in the middle). But I can't ...
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も after dictionary form of a verb [duplicate]

From Komi-san, volume 1, page 61. I understand the second sentence to be "after that, he asked several people, but got the same kind of response, and now he's like this" But what on earth is ...
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What does これくらい mean in this context?

Dialogue goes as follows: A: へー!アンタってお嬢さんだからピザ切れないと思ってた。 B: これくらい...!バカにしないでよね! I understand they're saying "Don't be stupid" But can't figure out what the これくらい is supposed to be doing ...
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What does 食わず嫌いな奴は貪欲さで試合に負けるわ! Mean

Please see picture for context: If I understand correctly the girl on the right is making an observation that all of the food the people in the room are trying is new to her. Then the other girl in ...
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What is the meaning of 私が一方的に憧れてるだけで

Context: A guy asks a girl if someone (another girl) is her friend because she was with her the day after. This is what she answers. I understand 一方的 means one sided and 憧れてる is to long for or admire. ...
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What is the meaning of ってことは and ってことか in these sentences?

I came across a sentence in a manga I'm reading but I'm not sure exactly what these words mean. The sentence reads as follows: 点滴ってことは...栄養が足りてなかったってことか? Context: A guy's friend is in the hospital ...
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Help with a sentence from manga でもあの様子だとワザとってわけじゃなさそうだし

でもあの様子だとワザとってわけじゃなさそうだし... My translation (which is probably not complete and even wrong) is this: But if that's the situation it doesn't seem like it is a trick. However I'm not sure what the だと, ...
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What is the meaning of this line ? ぬめり感を狂おしくさせた。

**ぬめり感を狂おしくさせた。**I don't understand this line so if anyone can please correct me if I'm wrong .Does this mean 1/ "The slimy feeling make me crazy" or 2/ "(I feel) The slimy feeling ...
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What is the definition of this person's voice ? 引きつった呻きを上げた

Can someone help me understand the meaning of 引きつった呻きを上げた ? (From my understanding 引きつった + Face = A frowned face /uncomfortable But i don't know about 引きつった + a voice = ?? )
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Need help about the meaning of this sentence, describing the skin and its smoothness

それでいて手のひらにしっとり密着する肌は、絹のようにきめ細やかで仄かに汗に濡れているのにこの上なく滑やかだ。 I'm having trouble with this sentence, describing the skin and it's smoothness. If anyone can please help me correct my understanding if it's ...
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Need help with the meaning of つなぎには in this sentence [Cooking/ Cuisine] [closed]

There is a sentence about cooking here. Looks like this dish is hamburger steak (?) and this character is cooking in his house to treat someone (A-san) 挽肉ではなく固まりの肉を包丁で微塵になるまで叩き切り、...
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In Demon Slayer, what are the "upper" and "lower" rank words and numbers? [duplicate]

The Demon Slayer show has these inscriptions on eyes that mean "upper 6" or "lower 12" etc. I haven't seen these "upper" and "lower" rank words in my studies. ...
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Why is「こい」used at the end of this sentence?

In Dragon Ball volume 9, one character plans to kill another, and they say 天国か地獄、好きなほうにいってこい Which I take to mean something like "Heaven or hell, go to whichever you like" I think いってこい ...
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Translation for a slurred おひゃき

Said by a girl in the middle of eating breakfast, the full dialogue is: おひゃきにいたらいてまふ~ She appears to be sleepy and has a mouth full of food, so parts of the sentence are slurred. She is also a bit ...
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What is the non-slurred version for 叫んどんねん? 叫んでおらない?

I have trouble understanding 叫んどんねん in this panel. I thought it must be 叫んでおらない but I don't think it makes sense in this context.
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What does this expression 引き気味 mean in English ? [Manga] [duplicate]

Context: MC's thought about a character's reaction (A-san), after she is observing MC and his team talking. She looks surprised because she has never thought that they will decided to help her and ...
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What does this expression この流れなら私だろ! means in this context? [Manga] [closed]

Context: a character (messenger-G1) is suspecting the person who she's talking to right now, is just a double and not the real (A-san) Leader of MC team. They're in a meeting, and G1 thinks a leader ...
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What does this mean ? [Manga] MC's complain about a character,who criticizes other's action reckless but her actions is no different in the past

Context: MC and his friends are talking with 1 girl (C-san), who just broke out of a castle's siege (alone with no soldiers), then ran to them asking for help A-san and B-san are members of MC team. ...
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Shortened Greeting? [duplicate]

I would like to know of what term "ちゃーす" is the abbreviated version. It appears to be a greeting. Translation software and my closest dictionary were of no help.
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What does アレがある mean in this context ? [Manga] [closed]

Context : MC invited a hungry girl (A-chan) to join in and eat Ramen with him in a Ramen shop. The shop owner suggests that if the girl orders too much things to put in a ramen bowl, it can't hold ...
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Confusing on understanding【知ってるであるか】

why there is a verb 「知ってる」plus another[であるか]?
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