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漫画. For questions about language usage in the context of Japanese comics (manga).

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Meaning of かまって in the following title

At the end of each tankōbon, the manga DEAD Tube has always an extra page with a funny drawing/short story. Every time it has a different title. In the volume in question the title of the extra page ...
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What is meaning of “TIME TO HEAD BA-” in English version of Japanese manga?

What is meaning of "TIME TO HEAD BA-" in English version of Japanese manga? Whole English context:http://mangahasu.se/onii-chan-wa-oshimai/vol-5-chapter-14-mahiro-and-a-little-adventure-c551795.html ...
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Meaning of 拳の山の骨

In a manga, a spectator is describing the way a boxer throws his punches: 拳の山の骨で斬【き】りにきよる… 物騒なヤツや What is the meaning of 拳の山の骨? Does it refer to the knuckles? Here you can see the page it is taken ...
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Meaning of シャキン or シャッキン used to support someone

In a manga, before the start of a boxing match, one of the boxers looks at his friends in the audience and says: シャキ〜ン Then they reply more or less in the same way: しゃっきい〜ん What is the meaning ...
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Meaning of 盛り上げ in the following sentence

Context: a boxer and his trainer are waiting in the locker's room for a match to start. The president of a famous gym who is also the organizer of the match passes by and just waves at them without ...
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Meaning of ___はんは

In a manga about boxing, the protagonist is going to fight an american boxer. His trainer is telling him how he should train: 白人はんは"拳"を鍛えてるだろうがお前は"足"だ。 I don't understand what "…はんは" is. Is it a ...
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Meaning of 真っ直ぐ向き合う

In a manga, a girl is thinking about the boxing career of his boyfriend, who has recently won a match against a well-known boxer: 何となく思うんだけど、今のリクはボクシングに[真]{ま}っすぐ[向]{む}き[合]{あ}わなくちゃいけない気がするの… I ...
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Question about verb 「ひっこんでろい」

Here is the full sentence said by a young boxer to draw his coach out of the boxing ring. へっぽこセコンドはひっこんでろいっ If it is imperative form, I would like to know the grammatical difference between this ...
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Can 理由 mean “logic” in this sentence?

In a manga, the characters are trying to find out the culprit of some homicides. One of the character is basically saying that if they keep thinking in a logical way, they will never find out who the ...
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Questions about 「気をうしないかける」 [duplicate]

I came across the expression in manga which is said by a Kansai-speaking character. そのいいぐさはないやろ...ぶちのめされ気をうしないかけている人間によ! I think the expression might have a similar meaning to the expression 「気を失う」...
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Breakdown 「欲しけりゃくれてやるぜ」meaning

I'm a beginner at Japanese and I'm stumped by the second sentence on this line from the One Piece manga: おれの財宝か?欲しけりゃくれてやるぜ。。。 Especially the part "欲しけりゃ" (from what I gather, it's an inflection of ...
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Meaning of 引き手 in the following sentence

In a manga about boxing, a character is explaining what the famous Muhammad Ali's phantom/anchor punch is. The phantom punch is basically a fast punch landed over the opponent's punch, but I can't ...
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Meaning of 閉店ガラガラガラ in the following sentence

An American boxer has been living in Japan for 3 years. He lives in the Kansai area, so he speaks Kansai dialect. He complains that after 3 years in Japan he still hasn't fought against a really ...
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Meaning of おめでとさん

During a boxing match a spectator is congratulating a boxer for winning the previous match saying this sentence: 2回戦突破おめでとさん What is the meaning of おめでとさん? He his clearly congratulating the guy, ...
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Meaning of ハートしている

In a boxing match, a trainer is telling a boxer to stay away from the opponent and wait the end of the round to recover, but he doesn't listen to him. Then the trainer says this sentence: ...
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Question about using the past form verb 「まった」 in this sentence

It is a situation that a boxing fight will begin very soon. Suddenly, a trainer of a boxer thought that his man could be knocked out very easily. He then said the following sentence. Anyway, the ...
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What do the triangles, circles, and squares mean in the context of manga?

I was reading Crayon Shin-chan—a Japanese manga—and came across a frame where the characters' speech bubbles contain circles, triangles, and crosses where words should be. I asked a couple of my ...
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Question about the verb 「嗅ぐ」

Here is the sentence containing the verb in て-form. ひさしぶりに この本皮のグローブがしっとりと敵の血をすって なんともいえねえ においをかがしてくれる.... As my understanding, the pattern てくれる use て-form verb which the verb would be 嗅{か}いで. Is ...
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Is this が at the end of the verb conditional ?

だが[殺]{ころ}したが[最後]{さいご}きさまあの[世]{よ}いきだ! I understand this sentence as,'if you kill him, you are following him to the netherworld'. I intuitively understand this が as conditional but I am not sure. I ...
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Meaning of かませるワンちゃん

Context: boxer A tells boxer B that the president of the gym, who is also boxer B's father, cannot come to watch boxer B's match. Boxer B doesn't have a good relationship with his father. Boxer A: ...
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Meaning of this sentence by a yakuza

Context: in this manga, an ex boxer now working for a yakuza group has just attended the funeral of his boss (組長). After the funeral, he sits alone and watches his pinkie. Then thinks: 何考えてんだ俺は… ...
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Meaning of 率いる in the following sentence

Context: in a manga, a boxer is talking about the president of a boxing gym. What is the meaning of 率いる in the following sentence? I know it means to lead or to command, but I don't think it is the ...
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Question about repeating the object after だ

I am a total noob when it comes to Japanese, so I am reading よつば Vol.1 to try and pick up some simple words/phrases. On page 4, Yotsuba's father says, in response to her asking if there is a festival ...
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Is this character a そ?

I'm learning Japanese and decided to pick up some manga in Japanese to improve my reading. I found a preview of a manga I'll be receiving and had a look inside. I found the following character, and ...
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Meaning of 感じる in sexual context

Context: a character of a manga is being interviewed in the extra section at the end of the manga. She receives a question about a chapter in which she had sex with another character after talking to ...
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Meaning of 拝む in the following sentence

Context: after winning a match, a boxer goes at the hospital to visit the opponent he defeated, but there he finds the loser's girlfriend too. The boy tries to ask how his opponent is doing, at which ...
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Meaning and translation of 自慰 in the following sentence

Context: in this manga the protagonist, a cameraman that likes to film scenes of real violence and homicides, is saying that he dislikes video of people filming themselves while committing suicide: ...
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How should I understand 〜ぬ時は?

I'm confused on this picture. The question is, my teacher told me that 来ない時は(約束した日時または時間) 分かっておるであろうな(あなたはどうなるのか分かっているはずだ) But I don't understand how can it change into this? I understand ...
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Meaning of 2浪してるんだ

I want to know what 2浪してるんだ means, also I assume the "2" means that the kanji is repeated twice, right? I thought the hiragana at the side is telling me how to read this kanji (へえ) but looking up on ...
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Weird usage of dakuten

Reading manga, I came across this speech bubble: I noticed the dakuten in ず is on the wrong side of the horizontal line, does this have some special meaning or is it just some sort of printing error? ...
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What does よし!久しぶりに魚にしようっと! mean?

So I am reading Dragon Ball in Japanese and I got stuck with this sentence. Goku is looking for food and looks down at a river and says: よし!久しぶりに魚にしようっと! which I think means something like ...
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Meaning of 味を増した

What is the meaning of 味を増した in the following sentence? Context: Two boxers meet after a long time, but Boxer A isn't in a good mood because is worried about his imminent qualifying match. So Boxer B ...
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Can タコ be an offensive word?

In a manga I found the following sentence: ひき戻すな、タコ。 The person to which the word タコ refers to is a secondary character that rarely appears. His name was never mentioned before. Since the person ...
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Meaning of 大振り in boxing

I know 大振り is usually used in baseball to refer to a big swing of the bat, but what is its meaning in boxing? I found it in the following sentence from a manga in which a boxer is being encouraged by ...
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What does 〜 verb + てんの mean in this sentence ? [duplicate]

Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/83/5 I am reading Yotsuba (ch.83, pg.5) and I came across this sentence: [恵]{え}[那]{な}は疲れてんのかまだねてるよ いっつも早いのに As far as I know, てんの here is casual ...
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What does そうするの mean here?

I came across this phrase in Yotsubato! manga. (ch.82, pg.35) Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/35 What does そうするの mean here (middle panel)? As far as I can tell, it の is most probably ...
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Usage and meaning : 寝ろ vs 寝てろ?

I am on page 32, Ch.82 of よつばと! Source : http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/32 My translation of the highlighted text bubble is, Now, sleep quietly okay. But I am confused as to why 寝てろ is ...
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Translation of 歯{は}磨{みが}きしてこよう in Yotsubato! [duplicate]

I am on Ch.82, Pg.29 of よつばと! Source : http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/29 What does the highlighted part in the image mean ? よし子供はそろそろ寝ようかー 歯磨きしてこよう This is what I think the above ...
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Meaning of ご縁 and 縁 in this context

I came across this interview, where the speaker mentioned both ご縁 and 縁 and this is from this particular clip -> https://clyp.it/v1uobgr2 I managed to transcribe it (I believe?), but I'm not sure how ...
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What's the difference between 変態 and 痴女 (or 痴漢)?

In a manga, a girl is being accused of being a 痴女【ちじょ】, at which she replies: 私変態だけど痴女じゃないもん!! What's the difference between the two words? Is 変態 just a pervert and 痴女 someone that actually ...
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how to translate xfx and / or onomatopoeia of the one piece manga

Does anyone know how to translate or any method to understand the xfx and / or onomatopoeia of the one piece manga? If anyone knows please give me a hand.
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Why is ば in this sentence?

そんなトコで何ばしよる。 I'm reading a manga and from the context of the pictures I think this sentence reads, "What are you doing up there," but I have no idea what part ば plays. The character speaks in a ...
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What does からかっちゃ mean?

I found the following dialogue in a manga. 繋がれてる【つながれてる】からって からかっちゃダメですって My thinking is that the person speaking is describing what the dog is "saying", i.e. "I'm tied to this pole! Dont' ???...
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Meaning of 命の保証

Context: a boy has had a troubled life. His father used to beat him up, but then committed suicide. Then he was almost killed by his mother's yakuza boyfriend. His mother is now in prison and doesn't ...
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What does やりすぎなほど mean on this page of Yotsubato!

I am on ch.82, pg.19 of Yotsubato! manga. Source: http://raw.senmanga.com/Yotsubato!/82/19 What does 「やりすぎなほど」mean here ? From what I know, 「ほど」 is used to express the extent of something and 「...
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孫悟飯 - Songohan, why non-Japanese say it comes from “gohan = meal/cooked rice”?

As a French I've always heard that Songohan's name comes from gohan meaning meal/cooked rice. The English Wiki says the same and even mentions ご飯. But I don't understand why, since the names in the ...
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Mean of “ブランドによって消費量が違う” [closed]

Very stupid question - what mean of text in a last frame of this yonkoma (https://ibb.co/eWGxYv)? From "ブランドによって消費量が違う" I'm think about some brand tea with big amount of tea leaves. But I'm see empty ...
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How are made up words for anime/manga formed (reading and kanji)?

EDIT: Eiríkr Útlendi has answered my question mostly in regards to readings. What remains is how kanji are chosen for their meanings and why certain words are selected over others e.g. 実 versus 果実. ...
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Translation of ハッピーニューイヤーンバカーン

I ran across this phrase アンハッピーニューイヤーンバカーン spoken by a manga character. Basically I see this reads as "A Happy New Year", but I'm not sure what the addition of ン's mean after ア and ハッピーニューイヤー. At the ...
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What does ぼうしのどんぐり mean on this page of Yotsuba&!! ?

I am reading Yotsuba&! manga ch.82, pg.16. Here's the page What does the lower left panel ぼうしのどんぐり mean? Does it mean acorn which looks like a cap or a cap which looks like acorn (there are caps ...