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In this article you will find the list of the 100 most used Japanese kanji in the JPLT N5 exam, official Japanese exam, the list includes verbs, adjectives, tense, person, etc.

You will also find interactive exercises to avoid wasting ink, and exercises to print and practice strokes, phrases, etc. Little by little we will be uploading more material to this free Japanese course. So that you don’t have to pay a language school… we will accompany you from the beginning until at least n4. Let’s start with kanji noken 5 .


The acronym “JLPT” stands for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. It is one of the most well-known and recognized tests for Japanese proficiency worldwide, with five levels of proficiency. N1 is the most difficult level, considered native speaking. N5 is the easiest level, covering the basic level of Japanese.

If you want to learn all about kanji, how to pronounce it, and its strokes with exercises done by us, we will guide you to learn the JLPT N5 kanji needed either for your exam, or because you simply want to learn the levels of Japanese, for example to watch anime without subtitles, read manga or magazines, and books in Japanese, or simply want to speak fluently with a Japanese person.

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Kanji calligraphy

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Although the JLPT N5 exam is the most basic Japanese formal test, passing the exam is still a great achievement for many.

To pass the JLPT N5 exam, you need to be able to read Japanese at a basic level and understand simple conversations from everyday life and school. You should know about 800 vocabulary words. Don’t be overwhelmed, we are here to help you from scratch.

If you don’t know kana (Hiragana and Katakana) yet, follow this Japanese study guide from scratch to learn kana.


At the N5 level, the JLPT it is important to learn kanji, so we list the kanji, as you are expected to know about 100 kanji on the test. These kanji may change slightly between tests, but generally you can expect to see the 100 most common kanji for verbs, numbers, time, places, people, basic adjectives and instructions.

These kanji are used so often that you will see them over and over again in vocabulary, manga, magazines, everything you read. The bad news is that you will have to memorize most of these kanji independently, because they are radicals, or roots.

Japanese radicals are simple kanji, they are the building blocks that make up complex kanji.

Therefore, the more radicals you learn in kanji, the easier it will be to understand more complex kanji.

Learning the radicals first, then moving on to complex kanji, is the most popular method for memorizing kanji (we’ll talk about this below). Although some people prefer to memorize kanji directly…it can be bad practice for the N1.

For the first 100, because they are radical, you just have to memorize them.

Japanese kanji
Japanese kanji



I have divided them into categories, such as numbers, time, people and places, because this mnemonic rule, kanji are easier to learn when I associate them with related words, anyway we will do exercises to associate them and you will get color charts, to memorize them.

In the lists below, you will see the kanji and English meaning, followed by the onyomi and kunyomi readings.


Why these different readings? Kanji originated with the Chinese, which the Japanese adapted and gave Japanese readings. Thus onyomi (Chinese readings) and kunyomi (Japanese readings) were born. Almost all kanji have two readings (and most, unfortunately, have many more than two). Only a few will have only one reading.

For the most part, these different readings are less important for the JLPT N5.ortantes para el JLPT N5. If you learn these kanji with a vocabulary word that might also be on the test, then you should be able to remember the most common reading. This won’t always be true, but it usually will be. It will help you get the most out of your study time.


For that reason, I also include an N5 vocabulary word that uses that kanji.

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JAPANESE KANJI LIST N5 NUMBERS | Japanese numbers 1 to 10

We start with the n5 kanji:

First, let’s look at the Japanese numbers from 1 to 10. The first three are very easy to remember: one line (one), two lines (two), three lines (three). easy.

The rest can be more difficult. The drawback is that most of the time in Japan, they use 1 – 10 romanized numbers instead of kanji. But you still have to learn them. Be careful with 千: it looks almost identical to チ (katakana chi) and one of the readings is the same.

KanjiEnglishOnyomiKunyomi N5 vocab. kanji
Oneichi, itsuhito(tsu), hito一人 (a single person)
Twonifuta(tsu), futa二人 (2 persons, couple)
Threesanmit(tsu), mi三日 (Third day of the month)
Fourshiyo(tsu), yo, yon四日 (Fourth day of the month)
Fivegoitsu(tsu), itsu五日 (Fifth day of the month)
Sixrokumut(tsu), mu六日 (Sixth day of the month)
Sevenshichinana(tsu), nana七日 (Seventh day of the month)
Eighthachiyat(tsu), ya八日 (Eighth day of the month)
Ninekyuu, kukokono(tsu), kokono九日 (Ninth day of the month)
Tenjuu, jitou, to十日 (Tenth day of the month)
One hundredhyaku百万円 (1 million yen)
One thousandsenchi千万円 (10 million Yen)
Ten thousandman, ban万年筆 (fountain pen)
Yen, circle, and roundenmaru(i)円い (round)
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kanji n5


These kanji, are often used in conjunction with numbers, so I’ve included them below. You’ll pair numbers with kanji like 月 to create the months of the year, such as 一月 (“January”).

Some of the kanji in this list have more uses than just tense, such as 来るwhich is an irregular verb. But, 来 is also read as らい “future”. Combined with another tense kanji you get: 来週 (“next week”), 来月 (“next month”) and 来年 (“next year”).

KanjiEnglishOnyomiKunyomi N5 Vocab. kanji
Personjin, ninhito人々 (people)
Man, boy, maledan, nanotoko男の子 (boy)
Female, girl, femininejo, nyoonna, me女の子 (girl)
Childshi, suko子供 (child)
Motherbohaha母 (mother)
Fatherfuchichi父 (father)
Friendyuutomo友達 (friend)
Firekahi火曜日 (tuesday)
Watersuimizu水曜日 (wednesday)
Tree, woodmoku, bokuki, ko木曜日 (thursday)
Landdo, totsuchi土曜日 (saturday)
Money, goldkin, konokane金曜日 (friday)
Book, source (of knowledge)honmoto日本語 (Japanese)
Riversenkawa川 (river)
Flowerkahana花火 (fireworks)
Spiritki, ke元気 (healthy, spiritual, fine)
Life, living, being born, growingsei, shoui(kiru), u(mareru), ha(yasu)生徒 (student)
Fishgyosakana魚 (fish)
Peacetename, ama天気 (time)
Sky, emptykuusora, a(keru)空 (sky)
Mountainsanyama山 (mountain)
Rainuame雨 (rain)
Electricityden電気 (electricity)
Car, vehicleshakuruma電車 (electric train)
Language, word, chatgokata(ru)英語 (english)
Earjimimi耳 (ear)
Handshute手紙 (letter)
Foot, to addsokuashi, ta(su)足 (foot)
Eyemokume目 (eye)
Mouthkou, kukuchi出口 (exit)
Namemei, myouna名前 (name)
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kanji noken 5


It is a good idea to memorize each reading of these common kanji very well. 店 is read as ten in English (ten) almost as often as mise. 外 is read as often as gai as soto.

But they have patterns. 店 is read as ten in English (ten) when combined with other kanji, such as 喫茶 店. On its own, it is miserable. It’s the same with 外: gai describes something strange or outside the norm of one’s own country or group. Soto is used to simply say “outside.”

KanjiEnglishOnyomiKunyomiN5 Vocab. Kanji
Storetenmise喫茶店 (coffee shop)
Stationeki駅前 (in front of the station)
Street, road, routedoumichi道具 (tool)
Sanctuary, societyshayashiro社長 (president of a company)
Countrykokukuni外国人 (foreigner)
Outsidegai, gesoto, hazu(reru), hoka外国 (foreign country)
College, learninggakumana(bu)大学 (university)
Schoolkougakkō学校 (school)
Above, onshou, jouue, u, a(geru)上着 (jacket)
Belowka, geku(daru), shita靴下 (socks)
Middle, center, inside, betweenchuunaka日中 (during the day, noon)
Northhokukita北 (north)
西Westsai, seinishi西 (west)
East touhigashi東京 (Tokyo)
Southnanminami南 (south)
Rightyuumigi右 (right)
Leftsahidari左 (left)
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Japanese levels


These are among the most common verbs, in addition to す る (suru, “to do”) which does not use kanji. When they are used as verbs, you will almost always use the kunyomi readings. For this test, those are the readings on which you are most likely to be asked, and the onyomi reading will be less important.

The most important onyomi readings that may appear would be for 聞, 読, 書, 食, and 会. The first three (listening, reading, and writing) appear in your onyomi readings in the test descriptions that indicate which section of the test you are in.

You most likely won’t be quizzed on them, but you’ll want to know them to understand what you’re seeing on the test. The last two, eat and gather, have common onyomi readings such as 食品 (“food” or “foodstuffs”) and 会 社 (company).

Para saber más sobre verbos en japonés del jlpt n5 pincha aquí.

Como usar los verbos en japonés.

Verbos forma diccionario japonés.

KanjiEnglishOnyomiKunyomiN5 Vocab. Kanji
To see, to be visible, to show, to displaykenmi(ru)見せる (to show)
Listen, to listen, askmon, bunki(ku)聞く (listen)
Writeshoka(ku)辞書 (dictionary)
Readdokuyo(mu)読む (to read)
To talk, conversationwahanashi, hana(su)電話 (phone)
Buybaika(u)買い物 (shopping)
To go, to carry outkoui(ku), okona(u)銀行 (bank)
Exit, leaveshutsude(ru), da(su)出かける (to leave)
To enter, to put innyuuhai(ru), i(reru)入口 (entrance)
For rest, relaxation, vacationkyuuyasu(mu), yasu(mi)休む (to take a day off)
To eat, foodshokuta(beru)食堂 (eater)
To drink, a beverageinno(mu)飲み物 (drink)
To speak, wordsgen, goni(u)言う (to say)
Standingritsuta(tsu)立つ (posture (standing))
To know, societykai, ea(u)会社 (company)


Finally, we have the most basic and common adjectives to describe things. You will most likely be asked about kunyomi readings, as they are most commonly used as adjectives, while onyomi readings are combined with other kanji to give a more descriptive noun.

For example, 小 (small) + 学校 (school) means “elementary school.” You will definitely need to know these for later quizzes and vocabulary, but for N5 purposes, your time would be better focused on reviewing kunyomi readings.

Para saber más sobre adjetivos, todas sus formas, y la lista completa del n5.

KanjiEnglishOnyomiKunyomi N5 Vocab, Kanji
Manytaoo(i)多い (many), 多分 (probably)
A little, fewshousuko(shi), suku(nai)少ない (few)
Old kofuru(i)古い (old)
Newshinatara(shii)新しい (new), 新聞 (newspaper)
Large, very largedai, taioo(kii)大きい (large), 大変 (terrible, immense)
Smallshouchii(sai), ko小さい (small)
Cheap, safe, peacefulanyasu(i)安い (cheap)
Expensive, highkoutaka(i)高い (expensive)
Long, leaderchounaga(i)長い (long), 部長 (manager)
Whitehaku, byakushiro, shiro(i)白い (white), 面白い (interesting)

If you want to practice the kanji of animals in Japanese click here.

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What is the best way to memorize kanji?

The best way to practice kanji is to use a combination of James Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji method.

Heisig’s method is one of the best methods for memorizing kanji. He presents the kanji based on radical elements so that you can learn each one by “stacking” their mnemonic stories together. It is really ingenious. It still requires effort, time and patience – but it’s worth it!

Along with that, I use the NihongoShark kanji deck in the Anki app, or create your own Anki deck specifically for N5 kanji only. Enter your mnemonic phrases and how to read them. Bonus points if you can link how to read the kanji (or a word that uses it) in your mnemonic phrase.

I also suggest using Genki I and JTest4U, the most popular textbook for Japanese beginners that I mentioned above. It has a section in the back dedicated to learning kanji and reading practice using those kanji. It helps reinforce what you’re learning, at your level, without being incredibly tiring.

And honestly, the sooner you knock out Kanji, the better. Kanji helps you memorize vocabulary better, read with ease (making learning through native resources much easier) and have a deeper understanding of how the language works. And if you knock out these 100 kanji quickly, you can move on to focus on the really difficult parts of the test, like listening comprehension.



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@kawaiimodelworld Practicing Japanese Kanji
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Study the table here or download it here below

How many kanji there are | Japanese kanji

A question you all ask yourselves is how many Kanji are there? Although of the 7,000 there are, only about 2,500 used to be used in everyday writing, so they are the ones learned in school until finishing high school. There is some discrepancy about how many kanji there are in Japanese writing. Some authors speak of 6,500, but if the different variations of some kanji are included, there are as many as 7,100 characters.



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  • Cuando queréis describir el color de algo debéis usar la partícula no, para ello comprueba este post, antes de seguir, para saber más acerca de partículas en japonés.
Kanji exercises with strokes and stroke explanation


An exercise on pronunciation:

Interactive Japanese exercise, on the conjugated verb in Masu form in dictionary form.

It may seem impossible to memorize kanji quickly, but you’ll get there. GANBATTE KUDASAI がんばって ください くさい!!!!

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The Japanese ideogram “Nin” that makes up the word “Ninja” means textually:


By this we mean that each Kanji has its history and meaning, just like the kanji nin, the kanji of the jlpt n5 corresponding to the official Japanese levels, each of them has a meaning.

kanji love
Kanji love

We have seen the love kanji, although it is not of N5, we are always curious about so many kanji…now we are going to see the fire kanji, in calligraphy, this one is of n5.

kanji fire
kanji fire

ANIME WINTER 2024: Complete list with dates + Trailers

anime winter 2024
anime winter 2024

The world of anime is constantly evolving, and each new season brings with it an exciting wave of stories, characters and worlds to discover. In this article, we’ll dive into the exciting universe of anime winter 2024, presenting a complete list of the most anticipated releases, along with their release dates and trailers that have left fans eager for what’s to come.

What the winter 2024 anime season brings with it

The winter 2024 anime season promises to be a period full of exciting adventures, with a wide variety of genres and styles that will satisfy even the most demanding tastes.

From epic battles to heartwarming stories to supernatural and romantic intrigue, this season has something for everyone.

Renowned Japanese animation studios are ready to delight fans with their creativity and technical prowess, ensuring an unforgettable visual and narrative experience in the winter 2024 anime premieres.

One of the most exciting aspects of each anime season is the opportunity to explore new worlds and meet fascinating characters.

In the winter 2024 anime, viewers will immerse themselves in futuristic science fiction worlds, travel to magical fantasy worlds, and meet characters who will face extraordinary challenges.

From exciting sequels that continue the stories of beloved characters to all-new releases that promise to surprise and captivate, this winter promises to be a rollercoaster of emotions for anime fans.

Throughout this article, we’ll explore the key release dates for the season’s most anticipated Winter 2024 anime and the lesser-known ones as well, giving you an overview of what you can anticipate in the coming months.

In addition, we will see the most notable trailers that offer a tantalizing glimpse of what these series have in store for viewers.

So get ready to immerse yourself in the world of winter 2024 anime and discover the gems that await you in this exciting season.

  • At the moment the following anime winter 2024 are known, we will update each week as more come out.

① Solo Leveling 〔Ore dake Level Up na Ken〕 – Winter anime 2024

“Ore dake level up na ken”, better known in the West as “Solo leveling”, is one of the most anticipated winter 2024 anime of this great season, as it was delayed in the previous season, fans expect to see one of the best manhwa ever.

Where to watch Solo Leveling online in Anime winter 2024

We can see it from the most famous anime platform Crunchyroll

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Synopsis Ore dake Level Up na Ken (Synopsis Solo leveling) | Anime winter 2024

About 10 years ago, “the Gate” appeared and connected the real world with the realm of magic and monsters.

To combat these horrible beasts, ordinary people were given superhuman powers and became known as “Hunters.”

Sung Jin-Woo with Korean first and last name, our 20-year-old protagonist, is one of them, but he is known as “The weakest in the world”, due to his low power compared to a measly E rank, the worse.

Still, despite his supposed lack of power, he tirelessly hunts monsters at low-ranking gates to pay his mother’s medical bills.

However, this miserable lifestyle changes when Jin-Woo, believing he is the only one to have died on a mission gone terribly wrong, wakes up in a hospital 3 days later to find a mysterious screen floating in front of him.

This “Quest Log” requires Jin-Woo to complete an intense and unrealistic training program, or face a punishment appropriate to the situation.

At first, Jin-Woo is reluctant to comply with the demand, but soon discovers that it can make him one of the most fearsome hunters in the world, so he starts it.

Synopsis Ore dake Level Up na Ken (Synopsis Solo leveling) | Anime winter 2024

Gallery Solo leveling of the anime winter season 2024

We leave you the Solo Leveling gallery of the anime winter season 2024

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anime winter 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet
🎥 Studio: A-1 Pictures
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Adventure ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 祈るだけレベルアップな件

Original title: (나 혼자만 레벨업 Na Honjaman lebel-eob) since it is a Korean manga or Webtoon written by Chugong.

Solo Leveling Trailer for the Winter 2024 Anime Season

We show you the best and most anticipated Solo Leveling trailers for the winter 2024 anime season.

Where to get the Solo leveling manga

The Solo leveling manga can be difficult to get, but Amazon has almost all of its volumes available, I leave the link below, check it out.

Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (manga): Volume 1 (Solo leveling, 1)
  • It can be a gift option
  • Easy to read text
  • It comes in a secure Package
  • Chugong (Author)

② Classroom of the Elite III 〔Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e season 3〕 | Anime winter2024

The story of Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e, better known as Classroom of the Elite III, takes place in a prestigious high school that is said to have almost 100% advancement and employment rates.

The protagonist, Kiyotaka Ayakoji, who was assigned to class D with all the problem children, will cooperate with his classmate Suzune Horikita who aspires to be class A, while solving the problems caused by classmates.

Where to watch Classroom of the Elite III online in Anime winter 2024

Of course, where you can watch Classroom of the Elite III online in Anime Winter 2024 is on the best anime platform, Crunchyroll.

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Synopsis Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e | Winter anime 2024

They are supposedly in the most prestigious school in the country, however, in reality, it is a complete meritocracy high school, and they only get to promise 1 class with the best grades at the time of graduation (which is class A) , and the lowest student who cannot drop the grades will be expelled.

Students who sign up will compete in a “special exam” based on school-imposed playing rules in the class competition, and their class rank will change depending on the number of points earned.

In this school, not only academic ability and physical ability count, but also the ability to communicate, the originality of ideas, the power of negotiation, among various skills that are required in a school like this on a regular basis.

Furthermore, since the selfish behavior of individuals will result in the defeat of the class, it is essential that the entire class unite to win over other classes.

Synopsis Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e | Winter anime 2024

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e gallery from the 2024 anime winter season

We leave you the Classroom of the Elite III gallery from the 2024 anime winter season

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anime winter 2024
anime winter 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet
🎥 Studio: Kadokawa
🎭 Genre: School ・Psychological
🎌 Japanese title: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e trailer for the winter 2024 anime season

We show you the best trailers for Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e from the winter 2024 anime season.

Where to get the Classroom of the Elite III manga

I leave you a link where you can get the Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e o manga, also called Classroom of the Elite III, from this winter 2024 anime season.

③ Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy 〔Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu season 2〕 | Anime winter 2024

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Sinopsis Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu temporada 2 | Animes invierno 2024

As part of a mysterious contract agreed upon by a goddess and her parents years ago, Makoto Misumi is sent to another world to meet the goddess and become a hero. However, the deity considers Makoto “horrendous”, refuses to even lay eyes on him, and revokes her title as a hero. As compensation, the goddess grants him the ability to understand all languages except human, and banishes Makoto to the far reaches of the wasteland, far from human civilization.

Due to the disparity between Earth and this new world, Makoto’s inherent physical and magical abilities awaken, making him extremely powerful. He meets several demihumans and mythical beings who end up captivated by his characteristics and join Makoto to build a new community in which everyone can coexist peacefully.

However, despite this success, Makoto still longs to meet other humans. In a world where the goddess herself has forbidden him from associating with her kind, it is up to Makoto and her companions to fulfill her wish, and perhaps reform society along the way.

Synopsis Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu season 2 | Winter animes 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet
🎥 Studio: J.C.Staff
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Adventure ・ Comedy ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 月が導く異世界道中

Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu trailer for the winter 2024 anime season

We show you the best trailers for Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu from the winter 2024 anime season.

④ Mashle Temporada 2 | Anime winter 2024

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Synopsis Mashle Season 2 | Anime winter 2024

To everyone else on their magic-ridden world, the young, powerless Mash Burnedead is a threat to the gene pool and must be purged. He lives secretly in the forest and spends his days training his body to develop muscles strong enough to compete with magic itself. However, when his identity is exposed and his peaceful life is threatened, Mash begins his journey to become a “Divine Seer”, a role so powerful that society will have no choice but to accept the existence of he.

And so, to maintain his peaceful life, Mash, who lacks magic, enrolls in the prestigious Easton Academy of Magic, competing against the children of some of the most powerful and elite in the kingdom. Lacking the skill needed to survive in Easton, magic, Mash appears to already be at a disadvantage compared to his classmates. To achieve his goals, Mash will have to fight his way through each trial using only his fists, overcoming magic with his muscles, all for the illustrious title of Divine Visionary!

Synopsis Mashle Season 2 | Anime winter 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet
🎥 Studio: A-1 Pictures
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Comedy ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: マッシュル-MASHLE-

Mashle Season 2 Trailer for the Winter 2024 anime season

We show you the best trailers for Mashle Season 2 of the winter 2024 anime season.

⑤ Chained Soldier 〔Mato Seihei no Slave〕 | Anime winter 2024

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Synopsis Mato Seihei no Slave | Winter animes 2024

When entrances to a different dimension known as the “Mato” emerge throughout Japan, a new resource known as “Peaches” is discovered that grants unique abilities only to women. However, dangerous monsters called “Yomotsu Shuuki” also roam the Mato and are responsible for various disasters since then. To combat them, the government formed the Anti-Demon Corps, an elite group of women who have been empowered by the Peaches.

One day, a high school student named Yuuki Wakura was returning home from school when she suddenly got lost in a Mato entrance. When he calls for help, he is immediately rescued by Kyouka Uzen, the head of the Seventh Unit of the Anti-Demon Corps. Recognizing his potential and needing it to make the Peach’s power more effective, he asks Yuuki to join the Anti-Demon Corps by becoming his slave, a position that might be more agreeable to her than he initially thought…

Synopsis Mato Seihei no Slave | Winter animes 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet
🎥 Studio: Seven Arcs
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Fantasy ・ Ecchi
🎌 Japanese title: 魔都精兵のスレイブ

Mato Seihei no Slave Trailer for the Winter 2024 Anime Season

We show you the best trailers for Mato Seihei no Slave from the winter 2024 anime season.

⑥ Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2ª stage〔Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun 2nd Stage〕 | Anime winter 2024

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Synopsis Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun 2nd Stage | Winter anime 2024

Fumiya Tomozaki is Japan’s top player in the online game Attack Families, commonly known as “Tackfam.” Despite holding such a revered title, his lack of social skills and kindness causes him to fail in his daily life at the institute. Failing to make friends, he blames the convoluted mechanics and unfair rules of life, forcing him to give up and proclaim himself a lower-level character in this “game.”

After a fateful encounter with another high-level Tackfam player, Fumiya is shocked to discover the player’s true identity: Aoi Hinami, a popular, intelligent and sociable classmate who is the complete opposite of him. Aoi, shocked by Fumiya’s ineptitude at anything other than Tackfam, decides to help him succeed in what she calls the best game of all. Through the horrible trials of social interactions and relationships, Fumiya begins to advance levels in the glorious game of life.

Synopsis Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun 2nd Stage | Winter anime 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: 13
🎥 Studio: Project No.9
🎭 Genre: Drama ・ Romance
🎌 Japanese title: 弱キャラ友崎くん 2nd STAGE

Trailer Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun 2nd Stage for the winter 2024 anime season

We show you the best trailers for Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun 2nd Stage of the winter 2024 anime season.

⑦ The Dangers in My Heart Temporada 2 〔Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu 2〕 | Anime winter 2024

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Synopsis Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu 2 | Winter animes 2024

Kyoutarou Ichikawa may seem like a shy and reserved high school student, but deep in his heart is a bloodthirsty killer. His last wish is to see the beautiful face of his classmate Anna Yamada writhing in pain before ending his life. But this fantasy may never come true, as Ichikawa begins to see a completely different side of Yamada.

Often seeking refuge in the library, Ichikawa frequently bumps into Yamada. It is during these meetings that Ichikawa realizes that his model partner is actually an airhead who never knows how to read the room. As they spend more time together, the boy can’t help but feel not only a feeling of affection towards the same girl he wants to kill, but also the desire to protect her at all costs. Is it possible that this sudden change in Ichikawa’s perspective will lead to something more?

Synopsis Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu 2 | Winter animes 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet
🎥 Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
🎭 Genre: Comedy ・ Romance
🎌 Japanese title: 僕の心のヤバイやつ 第2

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⑧ Delicious in Dungeon 〔Dungeon Meshi〕 | Anime winter 2024

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Synopsis Dungeon Meshi | Winter animes 2024

After a mad wizard drives the Golden Kingdom underground, its king emerges, promising all his treasure to whoever defeats the wizard, before collapsing. This promise spurs the guilds, who travel through the labyrinthine dungeons in search of the magician. Laios, the leader of one of these guilds, encounters a dragon that annihilates his group and devours his sister Falin. Despite having lost all of his supplies and belongings, Laios along with Marcille, an elf healer, and Chilchuck, a halfling thief, immediately re-enter the dungeon, determined to save Falin.

As time is of the essence, Laios suggests the taboo of eating the dungeon monsters as a means of gathering supplies. As they prepare their first meal in the dungeon, a dwarf named Senshi stops them. A monster cooking enthusiast, he helps them prepare their ingredients for safe consumption. After learning of Laios’ circumstances, Senshi expresses his desire to cook a dragon and joins his guild, thus beginning their food-filled foray into the dungeon together.

Synopsis Dungeon Meshi | Winter animes 2024

📅 Release date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet
🎥 Studio: Kadokawa
🎭 Genre: Comedy ・ Fantasy ・ Gourmet
🎌 Japanese title: ダンジョン飯

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⑨ Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga 〔Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen〕 | Anime winter 2024

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Synopsis Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen | Anime winter 2024

The ExWire of True Cross Academy are shocked and frightened after discovering that one of their own classmates, Rin Okumura, is a child of Satan. But at the moment, they have more pressing concerns than Rin’s parentage: the left eye of the Impure King, a powerful demon, has been stolen from the academy’s Deep Fortress. After an attempt to steal the right eye in Kyoto as well, Rin and the other ExWires are sent to investigate the mystery behind the Impure King and the thief’s ultimate goal.

Although this mission has them cooperating for the time being, Rin has never felt so distant from his fellow ExWires. In his attempt to reconcile with them, he undergoes specialized training to control his dark power. However, when the right eye is stolen not long after their arrival, the unthinkable threat of a traitor in their midst makes them need all the power they can get.

Sinopsis Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen | Anime winter 2024

📅 Premiere date: January 2024
🔢 Episodes: No data yet.
🎥 Studio: Studio VOLN
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Fantasy.
🎌 Japanese title: 青の祓魔師 島根啓明結社篇

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Harimaware! KoinuJanuary 2024
High Card Season 2January 2024
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Kamishibai: The Japanese Paper Theater That Inspired Manga


If you’ve ever been interested in unique and story-rich forms of storytelling, you’ve probably heard of Kamishibai (紙芝居). This fascinating Japanese storytelling technique combines illustrations, oral storytelling, and a wooden stage called a butai. In this article, we will explore in depth the origins and evolution of Kamishibai, the famous Japanese paper theater from its ancestral roots to its influence in the world of manga and anime.

Are you ready to dive into the world of Kamishibai?

Kamishibai (紙芝居): A Centennial Tradition (Emakimono)

Kamishibai, which means “paper theater,” has its roots in ancient Japan, specifically in the 12th century. Buddhist monks used a technique called emakimono, which consisted of telling stories using a roll of paint, to communicate Buddhist moral teachings to the public. These emakimono, in retrospect, are considered an ancestral precursor to manga, as both share the fundamental idea of storytelling through sequential images.

However, Kamishibai in its most recognizable form today emerged around the 1930s, in a period of economic hardship in Japan, where morals were in decline and poverty was prevalent.


Kamishibai in Times of Crisis

During this turbulent time, Kamishibai performers took a novel approach to making a living. They would mount a presentation box on the back of their bicycles and ride through the streets, especially attracting children. Before they began their storytelling, they would take the opportunity to sell sweets and candy to their young audience. In this way, they not only supported themselves financially, but also provided an exciting escape from the difficult reality for the children.

The Golden Age of Kamishibai (紙芝居)

Kamishibai, along with comics or manga, reached its height of popularity during the Great Depression of the 1930s and after the end of World War II in 1945. This period is known as the “Golden Age of Kamishibai” in Japan and had a profound impact on Japanese society at the time.

Kamishibai ya o Kamishibaiya

In 1933, in Tokyo alone, there were an estimated 2,500 kamishibai-ya, i.e., Kamishibai storytellers. These storytellers performed about 10 performances a day, with audiences averaging about 30 children per performance. This meant that approximately one million children were part of the Kamishibai audience each day.


Story themes varied widely in this Japanese paper theater. From classic tales of Japanese folklore, such as Issunboshi, Momotaro and the legend of the bamboo cutter and Princess Kaguya, to heroic narratives promoting Japanese nationalism. Kamishibai not only entertained, but also shaped the perception and values of Japanese youth.

During this golden age, a thriving publishing industry developed around Kamishibai and comics. True Kamishibai artists distinguished themselves by their use of original hand-painted art, as opposed to the mass-produced art found in schools and bookstores. This demand for original art also created opportunities for talented designers.

Iconic figures in manga and anime, such as Shigeru Mizuki (known for GeGeGe no Kitarou), Goseki Kojima (creator of Lone Wolf) and Sanpei Shirato (author of The Legend of Kamui), took their first steps into the world of Kamishibai. For example, the character Takeo Nagamatsu, known as Ougon Bat in Japan and Fantomas in Brazil, made his debut in the world of Kamishibai in 1930.

The Decline and Evolution of Kamishibai

Kamishibai experienced a significant decline with the end of the Allied occupation in 1952 and the introduction of television in 1953, which was initially known as denki kamishibai or electric Kamishibai. As television became the dominant medium for entertainment, Kamishibai lost its prominence in Japanese popular culture.

However, although its popularity faded over time, Kamishibai did not disappear completely. Particularly in schools, this form of storytelling continued to be a common storytelling tool. Educators valued its ability to stimulate students’ imaginations and convey educational messages effectively.


The Lasting Legacy of Kamishibaic

Kamishibai is a unique form of storytelling with deep roots in Japanese history. From its humble beginnings on the streets of Japan to its influence in the world of manga and anime, this paper theater has left an indelible mark on Japanese culture. Although its popularity has waned over time, its legacy lives on in classrooms and in the memories of those who were once captivated by the wood-framed narratives and illustrations brought to life through the voice of a storyteller.

If you ever have the opportunity to experience Kamishibai in person or immerse yourself in its stories through books and educational resources, you will realize its unique ability to transport you to imaginary worlds and teach you valuable lessons through the magic of Japanese paper theater.

Umibōzu: The Japanese Monster that Curses Ships

Umibōzu (海坊主) is one of the most chilling Japanese legends that exist. This terrifying being does not dwell on solid ground but in the depths of the oceans.

Therefore, when ships cross its path, they fall under its influence and may be forced to surrender all the cargo of provisions on board.

Furthermore, it is described with such a terrifying appearance that it can instill fear in anyone, reaching an impressive height of 30 meters.

Therefore, if you are interested in Japanese horror narratives and their stories, we invite you to keep reading this article and discover how it has kept the Japanese coasts in suspense for centuries.


According to Japanese legend, Umibōzu has haunted the Japanese coasts since at least the Edo period, the date of its first documented appearances. It is described as a monster about 30 meters long, deep black in color.

Its main action against ships is its ability to destroy them. It not only annihilates them but also takes possession of everything on board.

When it sinks a ship, both the cargo and the crew are dragged into the depths of the sea.


This constitutes its most fearsome attack, although there are also accounts in which Umibōzu demands something from the ship’s captain, which can be the entirety of the ship’s food, thus leaving the crew in a desperate situation of starvation.

Other Descriptions of Umibozu

Other descriptions suggest that its appearance resembles that of a Buddhist monk. It always seems to have its head bowed and speaks in a low tone, as if reciting a Buddhist mantra.

Furthermore, its physical features are difficult to perceive since it is completely dark and absorbs all the light around it. Therefore, the only thing that stands out clearly is its terrifying eyes.

An additional characteristic of this monster is its baldness.


Among the stories circulating about the appearance of Umibōzu, one of the oldest, dated back to the Edo period, is considered to be the one that has given rise to many others. In this narrative, a fisherman ventures alone into the open sea, even though it is well known that this is an extremely risky activity when done solo.

In the middle of the ocean, he encounters Umibōzu, who asks him for his opinion about his appearance and whether it instills fear in him. The fisherman, as a defense strategy, replies that it does not frighten him at all and continues on his way.

How to Face Umibozu

From this experience, more and more stories about this monster began to emerge, although not all of them adopted such a peaceful tone as the first one. Many of these later stories featured violent encounters with Umibōzu.

Due to this initial story and similar ones, it is believed that one way to face Umibōzu is to do so without fear and directly. In this way, it is more likely that it will simply ask some questions before retreating into the depths of the sea.

Japanese Mythology and Sea Creatures

Japanese mythology is rich in mysterious and supernatural creatures, and Umibōzu is no exception. This being, dwelling in the depths of the ocean, adds to the fascinating collection of entities that populate traditional Japanese tales.


Japanese culture has a deep connection to the sea, as the Japanese archipelago is surrounded by oceans. Japanese people have relied on fishing and maritime trade for centuries, leading to the creation of numerous legends and stories related to the sea and its dangers.

Origins of Umibōzu 海坊主 : A Legend that Evolved Over Time

Umibōzu has been part of Japanese mythology for centuries, with its earliest documented mentions dating back to the Edo period. However, over time, the legend of Umibōzu has evolved and branched into different interpretations and regional variations.

In some versions of the legend, Umibōzu is portrayed as a malevolent being that wreaks havoc on the seas, sinking ships and devouring sailors. In other versions, it is more of a vengeful spirit that punishes ships and crews for transgressions committed at sea. These variations reflect the diversity of beliefs and traditions along the Japanese coasts.

Umibōzu in Japanese Popular Culture

The legend of Umibōzu has left a lasting impression on Japanese culture and has influenced various forms of artistic expression. Over the years, it has appeared in stories, kabuki theater performances, novels, and, more recently, in Japanese pop culture, such as anime and video games.

Umibōzu’s adaptability as a character in different media showcases its ability to remain relevant over time and adapt to changing audience preferences.

Possible Origins of the Umibōzu Legend 海坊主

Like many legends around the world, the story of Umibōzu may have originated as a way to explain the real dangers and challenges that fishermen and sailors faced at sea.


Storms, typhoons, and shipwrecks were real threats to those who ventured into unknown waters.

The figure of Umibōzu could have emerged as a personification of these dangers, a way to make sense of them, and a warning about the perils of the ocean.

The Interpretation of Umibōzu in Modern Literature

The legend of Umibōzu has also been a subject of study in modern Japanese literature. Some authors have used Umibōzu as a powerful metaphor to explore deeper themes, such as the fear of the unknown, confronting inner demons, and facing adversity. These literary works provide a more contemporary perspective on the character and its significance in today’s society.

The Relevance of Umibōzu in the Present Day

Although Umibōzu (海坊主) is a figure from Japanese mythology, its influence extends beyond Japan’s borders.

In the modern era of globalization, Japanese legends and myths are appreciated by people around the world.

Umibōzu, with its terrifying appearance and association with stormy seas, resonates with those who find fascination in the unknown and the mysterious.


Umibōzu is one of the most enduring and persistent legends of Japanese mythology.

Its story has evolved over time and continues to influence Japanese culture and contemporary storytelling.

As a figure that personifies the dangers of the ocean and the mysteries of the marine world, Umibōzu continues to captivate the imagination of people worldwide and serves as a reminder of Japan’s rich tradition of mythology and folklore.

FREE ANIME Crunchyroll (September 2023)

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I present to you 1 complete list of free anime Crunchyroll in September 2023 (with ads).

Starting August 1 and for a limited time, Crunchyroll will be adding new popular anime series to its catalog with commercials to watch for free on the platform.

These include titles such as Chainsaw Man, SPY x FAMILY, Vinland Saga, BLUELOCK, Lycoris Recoil, My Dress-up Darling, and more.

The only action required is the creation of a free account to enjoy these titles at no cost, albeit with the inclusion of commercials.

In addition to these releases, Crunchyroll offers an additional selection of titles in its ad-supported library.

Titles already available include Cowboy Bebop, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Horimiya, One Piece, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul, and many other options.

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Anime titles available (Free anime Crunchyroll in September 2023

With this wide variety of titles, anime fans can enjoy the 1st season of each series, covering up to 25 episodes, all with available subtitles or, alternatively, the first 3 episodes with dubbing in the desired language.


Subtitled episodes: 1- 25

Dubbed episodes: 1-3


Subtitled episodes: 1- 24

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

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Chainsaw Man

Subtitled episodes: 1- 12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Beast Tamer

Subtitled episodes: 1- 13

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Bungo Stray Dogs

Subtitled episodes: 1- 12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3


Subtitled episodes: 1- 12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

The Daily Life of the Immortal King

Subtitled episodes: 1- 15

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

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Soul Eater 

Subtitled episodes: 1- 25

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Lycoris Recoil

Subtitled episodes: 1-12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill 

Subtitled episodes: 1-12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Subtitled episodes: 1- 25

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

My Dress-up Darling

Subtitled episodes: 1-12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

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Golden Kamuy

Subtitled episodes: 1-25

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World

Subtitled episodes: 1-23

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Ranking of Kings

Subtitled episodes: 1-23

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury

Subtitled episodes: 0-12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3


Subtitled episodes: 1-12

Dubbed episodes: 1-3


Subtitled episodes: 1-24

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

Yona of the Dawn

Subtitled episodes: 1-24

Dubbed episodes: 1-3

*Important note: The subtitled and dubbed languages, as well as the regional availability of each anime, may vary according to the title and mode chosen.

The Kakute ninja 角手: The poisoned ring.

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Meet the Kakute ninja (角手), the deadliest and smallest secret weapon, and a favorite among female ninjas (kunoichi).

There are numerous weapons in Japan that can surprise anyone, especially in their mode of use, and one of them is the Kakute ninja.

Ninja Weapons: Kakute

With the Kakute ninja, you can put a formidable opponent at a clear disadvantage in a fight, as it may seem harmless but is not.

Ninjas, much like samurais, possessed a wide range of weapons that went far beyond Japanese swords or katanas or even the famous sharp ninja stars.

In fact, they carried an extensive arsenal of Japanese weapons into battle.


Seeing the Kakute, one would typically think they were used as visible rings, but that wasn’t the case; they were concealed in the palm of the hand. Their main advantage in battle was that the ninja’s Kakute would emerge like a secret combat claw to surprise the adversary and weaken them.

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Various Kakute (photo ninjadojoandstore)

How to Use the Kakute Ninja and Objectives

A Kakute or ring was worn on the middle finger, but the more skilled ninjas added a second Kakute on the thumb to handle multiple ones at once.

  • The main objective of the Kakute ninja was to gain an advantage and control over the opponent in battle, allowing them to dominate at will.

They used the Kakute by puncturing pressure points to cause intense pain or even slow poisoning. This enabled the bearer of the Kakute ninja to apply different combat techniques required for the situation and make their fight easier since the opponent lacked concentration.

The Poisonous Kakute Ninja

Similar to the Japanese weapon tekko, which resembles the typical brass knuckles, the Kakute ninja could be dipped in poison to enhance its final effectiveness and gain complete control over the opponent.

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The Kakute had 3 spikes and was usually made of iron. As mentioned, it was common to wear one ring for the middle finger, but the most effective approach was to wear 2 Kakute on the thumb in addition to the middle finger.

With a touch of poison, the Kakute ninja could be used for quick and deadly attacks. For female ninjas of the time, these became one of their deadliest and most effective Japanese weapons.

Schools that Use the Kakute Ninja

Ninja schools were known for using the Kakute ninja, such as the Seigo Ryum, Saihoin Buan Ryu, and the Nanban Ippon Ryu school.

All of them demonstrated how to capture the enemy using only this Japanese weapon, i.e., the art of doing so.

Facts About the Kakute Ninja

These rings were more commonly used by female ninjas, known as Kunoichi, as it was not uncommon to see a woman wearing rings at that time. Therefore, it was easier to conceal them, as they could be mistaken for mere accessories or decorative items of the woman herself.

Using the Kakute ninja in this way required tremendous skill on the ninja’s part, but it was well worth it, as they could use them as claws to climb or scale large walls by embedding them into the surface.

The hooks of the Kakute could serve as claws to pierce even a wall and provide the necessary momentum for climbing.

TOP 20 best magic anime not to be missed in 2024

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Best Magic Anime

In this post, I want to show you the best magic anime that you can’t miss. We know there are many, but we’ve selected several for you, including magic school anime, isekai magic anime, magic and romance anime, and reincarnation and magic anime, among many others.

Let’s start with the top magic anime, but please note that they aren’t ranked by our preferences, meaning you’ll see magic anime without any particular order.

1. Iroduku: The World in Colors (Isekai Magic Anime)

The protagonist Hitomi Tsukishiro comes from a long line of witches, but she finds magic depressing and pointless.

Her grandmother sends her back in time to meet her teenage self, with the hope that she can make magic exciting for her again.

Additionally, Hitomi has lost the ability to see colors, making her journey even more interesting in one of these lesser-known isekai magic anime.

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2. The Irregular At Magic High School (School Magic Anime)

At the First High School, magic is taught like any other technical skill, much like math for us, but some people are much more skilled in this world of magic than others.

Tatsuya Shiba is considered completely inept at magic, but he uses his intelligence, strange techniques, and powerful physical abilities to compensate for this weakness.

With them, he can astound everyone with his unexpected level of skill, and together with his sister, who has a special attachment to him, they’ll achieve anything they set their minds to.

This is one of the school magic anime that we believe should be among those we present to you.

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3. KonoSuba (Isekai Magic Anime)

We’re classifying this magic anime as isekai magic anime because the protagonist of this anime, Kazuma Sato, after his involuntary and premature death, gets to choose between going straight to heaven or reincarnating.

However, the latter option, reincarnation, involves entering a fantasy world where his first job is to defeat the Demon King himself.

He decides to take a chance in this fantasy world but makes a possibly grave mistake: asking for help from the goddess Aqua, who currently lacks powers.

You’ll have a lot of fun with this magic anime; there are some great moments, and it’s one of the lesser-known isekai magic anime, known by very few.

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4. The FATE Series (Adventure and Magic Anime)

The Holy Grail is an incredible magical object that can grant any wish, no matter how incredible it is.

The FATE series narrates the various confrontations in which groups tried to obtain this great object.

The magical plot of the Fate saga makes it one of the best adventure and magic anime, and it’s also entirely captivating, with unique characters in each of its sagas.

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5. Fairy Tail (Adventure and Magic Anime)

In this list of the best magic anime, Fairy Tail couldn’t be missing, an icon of magic anime par excellence for me.

Fairy Tail is a world where magic is a normal part of everyday life for everyone. There are magical guilds that take on tasks ranging from simple to the most complex.

The Fairy Tail guild is made up of a rather unusual group of wizards with different goals. For example, Natsu wants to find his father, and Lucy wants to collect celestial keys and become a professional wizard, among many other characters, each well-developed with a significant story. Without a doubt, this is one of the best magic anime, or rather, adventure and magic anime that you’ll come across.

This anime could also be considered in the category of magic academy anime or adventure and magic anime, among others.

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6. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Reincarnation and Magic Anime)

Satoru Mikami is an ordinary 37-year-old man until he loses his life at the hands of a thug and ends up reincarnated in a fantasy world filled with incredible magic.

Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t reincarnate as a powerful magical being, as is typical in reincarnation and magic anime…

Instead, he reincarnates as a repulsive-looking slime ball. Adventures in this reincarnation and magic anime are abundant, and it’s one of the most highly rated by many users.

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7. Black Clover (Demons and Magic Anime)

Another magic anime that I recommend and has fascinated me is Black Clover.

All Asta wants in life is to become the Wizard King, but he can’t manifest any magical ability. His goal seems entirely out of reach.

One day, he unexpectedly receives a grimoire (book) adorned with a five-leaf clover. With this object, it seems he might have a chance after all and competes against his best friend, born on the same day as him.

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8. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Romance and Magic Anime)

Magic is a power that transcends logic, and that is ultimately the power to change the world. However, a person’s magical power is determined and fixed at birth and can never be increased, no matter what kind of training a Blazer undergoes in their life.

This magic anime follows the story of Ikki Kurogane, the only F-rated Blazer (the worst).

However, when the worst student at the academy unexpectedly sees Miss Stella Vermillion, an A-ranked Blazer who is also a princess, naked, she, embarrassed by what happened, challenges him to a duel with the following stake: the loser becomes the winner’s slave.

There’s no possible way Stella can lose, right? Honestly, I really like this magic and romance anime. I discovered it many years ago on Japanese TV, and since then, when it arrived in my country, I wanted to watch it again, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. So, it’s one of the magic anime or, we can also consider it, anime of magic and swords that I recommend to you.

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9. The Seven Deadly Sins (Magic Anime)

In The Seven Deadly Sins, the Holy Knights rule Britannia with great authority, protecting it with incredibly powerful magic but also subjecting it to their despotic rule.

Princess Elisabeth seeks out a group of renegade warriors who can defeat these Holy Knights.

If they can defeat the Holy Knights, they can liberate Britannia once and for all in this magic anime.

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10. Cardcaptor Sakura (School Magic Anime)

Sakura Kinomoto is an elementary school student who has been entrusted with a rather unusual task: she must capture and seal absolutely all of the Clow cards in a book.

If she fails, they can cause chaos in the world.

It’s not easy, but with the help of her friends and the guardian of the Clow cards, she might succeed, making it one of the most-watched isekai magic anime in Japan.

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11. Overlord (Isekai Magic Anime)

When Momonga’s favorite MMORPG is about to close down forever, he remains connected to its servers during its final moments.

When the game shuts down completely, he realizes that he’s still there but as his in-game character, and the NPCs are much more lively than before.

Momonga quickly begins to amass power in what is now his real and everyday world. It’s one of the isekai magic anime that is well-regarded by users, so it’s definitely worth a try.

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12. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Magic Anime)

The Magi series takes the legend of Aladdin and gives it an anime twist, which is this magic anime.

A young magician named Aladdin ends up trying to conquer a dungeon, which is a magical labyrinth filled with immeasurable riches, to repay a debt.

From there, this magic anime begins to unfold and takes the form of a magical adventure.

This anime is also known in other countries as “Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad.”

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13. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Fantasy and Magic Anime)

Madoka and her friends lead a normal life until a being named Kyubey offers them a deal: to become magical girls to fight witches, in exchange for granting them a wish.

Unfortunately, things aren’t as simple as they seem: wishes don’t turn out as planned in this fantasy and magic anime.

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14. Dororo (Swords and Magic Anime)

Demons accept from Hyakkimaru (their firstborn son) his eyes, arms, and legs.

However, Hyakkimaru is adopted by a doctor who uses special prosthetics in addition to magic and alchemy to allow the child to live well.

Now he travels throughout the kingdom, seeking out demons that cross his path to reclaim the parts of his body that were stolen from him and return to normalcy.

At the same time, he is hunting for his family to seek revenge for what they did to him at birth.

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15. Monster Musume (Ecchi Magic Anime)

The story of Monster Musume is set in an alternate world of magic and fantasy, where humans coexist with various mythological creatures such as mermaids, harpies, centaurs, and dragons.

This world has adapted to allow members of all species and regions to live in peace.

This is how Miss Miia comes to live with Kimihito Kurusu. But Kurusu is an ordinary young man, and Miia is a lamia (a half-snake girl).

So, you won’t be short of fun in this ecchi magic anime.

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16. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Isekai Magic Anime)

You are looking at one of the isekai magic anime, as its protagonist is transported to another world. It all begins when a 34-year-old man, with no family or job responsibilities, decides to sacrifice his life to save a boy about to be run over.

After that moment, he wakes up in the body of a child named Rudeus Greyrat, who is the son of two famous adventurers.

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17. Vampire in the Garden (Fantasy and Magic Anime)

Allow me to introduce one of the fantasy and magic anime that tells the story of Momo and Fine, a human girl and the queen of vampires.

Despite their races being at war and fighting against each other, these girls have managed to find a way to become friends and be together.

The series takes a turn as they embark on a journey to find a place where they can live in harmony despite everyone else being against them.

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18. Vermeil in Gold (Ecchi Magic Anime)

Another ecchi magic anime on the list of top magic anime is Vermeil in Gold. It narrates the story of Alto Goldfield, a student at the prestigious Ortigia Magic Academy.

Although Alto is quite talented and good at most spells, he is very, very bad at summoning.

Having failed countless times, he risks failing or repeating the year unless he can successfully perform a summoning.

Desperate, Alto turns to the library to study, and that’s where he comes across an ancient spellbook that will aid him in his endeavors.

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19. Kenja no Mago (Isekai Magic Anime)

We classify Kenja no Mago as an isekai magic anime, as well as an anime of reincarnation and magic that you might consider watching. The protagonist is a young man who dies in an accident but is reincarnated as a baby in another world.

He is taken in by the hero of this land, the so-called Merlin Wolford, and baptized with the name Shin.

This anime falls into two categories that are very popular in magic anime, namely the category of isekai magic anime and that of reincarnation and magic anime.

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20. Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) Magic Anime

In this magic anime, you’ll see Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, a girl who lives in a world dominated by magic.

Although she studies at the prestigious magician’s school called Tristain Academy, she is unable to perform spells correctly, earning her the nickname “Louise the Zero.”

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***EXTRA*** Chinese Magic Anime (The Daily Life of the Immortal King)

If you’re looking for a Chinese magic anime, you should choose The Daily Life of the Immortal King, where Wang Ling, a young Cultivation prodigy, was able to defeat a demon king at the age of 6.

However, that’s nothing compared to trying to fit in at everyday high school life. He tries his best to hide his powers, making him the worst student in school. But soon, he may need to put his magical studies aside to save the world.

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Explore the magic of Nihonmatsu lantern festival

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The Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival (Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival 二本松灯籠まつり) is a traditional event held in the city of Nihonmatsu, located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

This festival has a long history and is an important part of the local culture.

Read on and discover the:

🏮”Enlightened Treasures: Exploring the Magic of the Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival in Japan” 🏮.

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Origin and history of the Nihonmatsu lantern festival

The Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival, approximately 370 years old, was initiated by the lord of Nihonmatsu Castle in the past.

When he took over the government of the Nihonmatsu area, he wished to ensure the loyalty and unity of the local people by showing them his piety and religious devotion.

With this purpose in mind, he decided to initiate a Shinto festival that could be attended by people of all social statuses, regardless of their position or status.

The Shinto Nihonmatsu lantern festival became an opportunity for the community to come together and actively participate in the festivities.

The occasion was meant to be inclusive, encouraging the participation of everyone from members of the nobility to local farmers and merchants. This generated a sense of equality and unity in the city, fostering social cohesion and a sense of belonging.

One of the central aspects of the Nihonmatsu lantern festival was the lanterns that were lit to illuminate the nights, creating a magical and festive atmosphere.

These lanterns were a tangible manifestation of religious devotion and shared hope for a prosperous future. Over time, the lantern tradition took root in the community, becoming an annual celebration that has endured to this day.

Nihonmatsu’s main shrine, the Nihonmatsu-jinja, became the epicenter of the festival, with festivities centered around

The processions, ceremonies and rituals performed at the shrine added a religious and spiritual dimension to the event, accentuating the sense of transcendence and connection with the divine.

Over the centuries, the Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival has evolved and continued to be an integral part of the identity and cultural heritage of the city of Nihonmatsu.

The devotion and spirit of the lord of Nihonmatsu Castle have left an indelible mark on the community and ensured that the tradition is passed down from generation to generation.

Today, the festival continues to attract visitors from far and wide, who have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the lanterns, participate in the festivities and witness the rich history and cultural legacy of Nihonmatsu.

When is the Nihonmatsu lantern festival?

The Nihonmatsu lantern festival is held every year on the 1st Saturday, Sunday and Monday of October.

The highlight or hot spot of the festival is the lantern festival float procession that occurs during the 1st night.

The Nihonmatsu lantern festival has about 3000 lanterns that are attached to the floats that you can spot as if they are illuminated treasures of Japan. A really beautiful sight if you like lights.

What is the Nihonmatsu lantern festival like?

The Nihonmatsu lantern festival features 7 large floats adorned with lanterns stretching up to 11 meters at their highest point and filled with local Japanese playing taiko drums that make their way through the streets of Nihonmatsu City, filling the streets with festival music as they move.

The final destination of the floats is the Nihonmatsu Shrine.

The 7 floats are the Seven taikodai (太 鼓 台) , representing each of the Japanese villages around Nihonmatsu.

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The 7 floats of nihonmatsu lantern festival

What happens during the Nihonmatsu lantern festival?

The festival takes place over a period of 3 days.

On the opening day, priests bestow blessings at the local shrine, while seven floats symbolizing different areas of the town are embellished with numerous splendorous reddish-hued lanterns.

As the sun sets over the horizon, the festive atmosphere begins to gather momentum and a series of processions with a rich historical tradition take place.

As at other Japanese festivals, residents who take part in the parade of floats enthusiastically cheer each other on and chant encouraging chants while playing music.

At the Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival, each float has its own distinctive music and taiko drum beat.

The evening of the first day is the highlight of the festival. This is when the seven floats unite in a procession through the streets of Nihonmatsu City.

Watching these seven majestic floats moving through the busy and exciting streets of Nihonmatsu is a truly unique experience.

The impression is further magnified by the fact that during these processions, the floats seem to compete with each other through actions such as running at high speed and spinning boldly, generating an effect similar to a dance display.

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Nihonmatsu lantern festival float festival

Each festival float is equipped with 300 paper lanterns, all of which are handmade in Nihonmatsu, and each contains an authentic candle inside.

These candles are replaced when they burn down to a cigarette length and must be replaced promptly to prevent the lanterns from catching fire.

In just one night, it is estimated that each float uses up to 1500 candles in total!

In addition to the 300 lanterns used in the main body of each float, something that really sets these floats apart at the Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival are the decorative suginari lanterns located right at the top.

Also, there are 2 large lanterns held by the locals at the front and back of each of the floats. These 2 imposing lanterns mark the boundary of the Nihonmatsu area.

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The procession of floats at the Nihonmatsu lantern festival

The festival float procession involves multiple roles and responsibilities for team members.

A crucial job at the festival is that of the locals who are in charge of pushing the floats during the 3-day event. They perform this task spectacularly and seem to compete with floats from other areas as they race through the streets, some even dramatically balancing the floats.

Another important role is that of the float guide, who walks backwards and shouts instructions to the rest of the team.

The coxswain collaborates with another team member, whose function is to look for telephone lines or other objects that might catch the suginari decoration.

This person is also in charge of replacing the candles in the large lanterns at the front and back of the float.

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The orchestra members also travel inside the floats. Usually 4 people play large and small Japanese taiko drums, 5 play flutes and others play bells, all inside a single float.

Other important members of the team are the youths, who keep the crowd and the rest of their float lively throughout the festival with their singing.

I have had the opportunity to attend the Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival and would definitely recommend it.

Not only is the atmosphere and the awesome floats fantastic, but it’s also very easy to get there by public transportation!

How to get to the Nihonmatsu lantern festival

The festival area starts just outside Nihonmatsu train station. Be sure to pick up a map indicating the location of the floats at various times during the night at one of the information booths.

This area is approximately a 5-minute walk from Nihonmatsu Station on the JR Tohoku line, or if you are in the area, you can take the JR Tohoku line to Nihonmatsu Station.
JR Tohoku or if you have a rented car it is approximately a 5 minute drive from Nihonmatsu IC on the Tohoku Expressway. But parking can be a problem that day, believe me so it is better to go by shuttle, just a tip.

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Food at the Nihonmatsu lantern festival

The Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival also offers a variety of delicious foods and desserts that visitors can enjoy while participating in the festivities.

  • Takoyaki: Small dumplings filled with octopus and other ingredients, cooked on a special griddle. They are a popular choice of street food in Japan, including festivals.
  • Yakitori: Grilled chicken skewers with different sauces and seasonings. Yakitori is a tasty treat and popular at festive events.
  • Yaki Imo: Japanese sweet potatoes grilled over hot coals. They are a comforting and popular choice during the winter.
  • Kibi Dango: Small glutinous rice balls coated with kinako (roasted soybean flour). This fluffy and tasty sweet is a favorite among festival-goers.
  • Kushiage: Breaded and deep-fried skewers of meat, fish or vegetables. They are a crunchy and delicious snack that you can enjoy at the festival.
  • Yakiniku: A Japanese barbecue experience where you can grill your own cuts of meat and enjoy a variety of sauces and sides.
  • Taiyaki: Fish-shaped cakes filled with different flavors, such as sweet bean paste, chocolate or cream.
  • Matcha Ice Cream: Matcha tea ice cream, a green tea powder characteristic of Japan, known for its unique flavor and vibrant green color.
  • Mochi: Delicate glutinous rice cakes filled with sweet bean paste or fruit. They are soft and chewy.
  • Warabi Mochi: Another variant of mochi, made from fern starch and topped with kinako and sugar. It is refreshing and light.
  • Dorayaki: A sandwich-shaped pastry filled with anko (sweet bean paste). It is a traditional and popular dessert.
  • Kurimu Korone: Japanese ice cream cones with a creamy and soft filling on top.
  • Kintsuba: A Japanese cake made with crepe dough and anko filling.
  • Chocobanana: A fresh banana inserted into a wooden or bamboo stick and then dipped in melted chocolate.

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Utsurobune 虚舟: The UFO phenomenon in Japan


In this article we will look at the legend of Utsurobune, the UFO phenomenon in Japan.

Introduction to UFOs in Japan along with the myth of Utsurobune (虚舟).

Japan is a nation rich in traditions, legends and myths that have endured over the centuries, leaving a deep imprint on its culture. One of the most intriguing and fascinating mysteries is the phenomenon of Utsurobune, a legend that has captured the imagination of generations.

In this exploration, we will dive into the world of Utsurobune and unravel its enigmas.

Before we look at the origins of Utsuro bune, theories, interpretations and history a brief summary of what happened:


It happened in the year 1803, in Hitachinokuni, in present-day Ibaraki Prefecture. A strange disc-shaped vehicle washed ashore and a woman dressed in strange clothes and carrying a box emerged from inside.

“The strange case of Hitachinokuni’s Utsurobune”.

Books about Utsurobune (虚舟)

  • Toen shōsetsu (From the year 1825)
  • Nansō satomi hakkenden
  • Ume no chiri (Plum powder, from the year 1844) by the author Nagahashi Matajirō.
  • Ōshuku zakki (Miscellaneous records of Ōshuku)
  • Hirokata zuihitsu (Hirokata’s tests)
  • Hyōryūki-shū (Drift records)

In all of them, an unidentified vehicle in the shape of a disc appears.

Story of the Hyōryūki-shū

From the book Hyōryūki-shū (author unknown): Relates that a disc-shaped vehicle arrives at Harashagahama, in the city of Hitachinokuni.

From inside the craft emerges a young woman of unparalleled beauty, dressed in clothes of great splendor, whose age is estimated to be between 18 and 20 years old.

Her complexion was pale, while her eyebrows and hair had a deep reddish hue. Puzzlingly, the local inhabitants are unable to understand her language, nor are they able to identify her geographic origin.

With a cautious disposition, he holds a white wooden box in his hands, showing no attempt to capture the attention of those present.

The records mention that the vessel bore inscriptions of a unique nature. The illustration in the header (cover photo of this article) corresponds to a section taken from the same image from the Bunko Iwase Library, located in the city of Nishio, Aichi Prefecture.

Origins of Utsurobune (虚舟).

The legend of Utsurobune (虚舟), which means “disappearing ship” or “drifting ship” in Japanese, originates from the 19th century. It is recorded in the book “Toen shōsetsu” (Stories of the Far Far Away), written by Kyokutei Bakin in 1825.

The story tells of a fisherman’s encounter with a strange boat drifting in Haratono Bay. The boat was made of unknown materials and contained a beautiful and exotic woman, as well as unusual artifacts and a strange text that no one could decipher.

The legend of Utsurobune Nekojitablog (explained by themselves)

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Description of the utsurobune (虚舟) Phenomenon.

The account describes how the woman communicated with the fisherman through an unknown language, carrying objects suggesting a distant provenance. The boat itself was unlike any Japanese vessel known at the time, with unique features and materials. The story recounts the fisherman’s curiosity and bewilderment at this mysterious visit from another land.


Interpretations and Theories of Utsurobune

Over the years, various theories have been proposed about the Utsurobune phenomenon. Some believe it may have been an early attempt to describe a UFO sighting, due to the unusual descriptions of the ship and its crewman. Others suggest that it might have been a fictional tale created by Kyokutei Bakin to entertain his readers, tapping into a fascination with the unknown and the exotic.

Others that she was a goddess, below I tell you all about it. The legend related to Utsurobune and the Japanese Goddess Sanreison of Shōfuku.

Document Myth, the legend of Konjikihime

The Mito document, which is in the possession of an experienced document collector based in the metropolis of Mito, located in Ibaraki Prefecture, is an intriguing testimony.

The image of the woman in the Mito document, had the clothing and attire of the goddess Sanreison of Shōfuku, a deity venerated at a shrine in the town of Kamisu, Ibaraki.

This shrine, dedicated to the promotion of sericulture, has deep roots in Ibaraki Prefecture and houses the famous Konjikihime Legend, which is closely related to the origins of silkworm farming. A Buddhist statue in the Shōfuku compound also features the same motif as the image in question.


Legend of Konjikihime and the legend of Utsurobune

The tale of the princess, who sailed in a cocoon-shaped boat constructed from logs and traveled from the lands of India to Hitachinokuni, before rising to the heavens and sharing the secrets of sericulture with a local couple in gratitude for their care, is a narrative that has been maintained over time.

Among the 11 documents discovered so far, several variations in the clothing of the woman depicted are distinguishable, but the Mythos Archive is the only one that presents a clear connection to the Konjikihime legend.

It is suspected that the Shōfuku community may have seized on this story to give the temple greater visibility, especially when the story of the Utsurobune emerged in Kashimanada.

What about you, what do you think? Leave a comment below, it’s an interesting topic for discussion.

Impact of the legend of Utsurobune on Japanese Culture

The legend of Utsurobune has left an indelible mark on Japanese culture. It has inspired literary, artistic and cinematic works, as well as debates about its authenticity. The story also serves as a reminder of the capacity of the human imagination to weave fascinating and mysterious tales that capture people’s attention over the centuries.

Utsurobune Conclusion

The Utsurobune phenomenon is an exceptional example of how Japanese legends and myths can combine elements of mystery, exoticism and the inexplicable to create captivating narratives.

While the origin and authenticity of the story may remain a mystery, the legacy of Utsurobune persists as a testament to the human ability to create stories that continue to intrigue and amaze generations to come.

How to get Tears of the Calamitous God in Genshin Impact

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In this article we will see how to get Tears of the Calamitous God in Genshin Impact, what it is used for and more.

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Tears of the Calamitous God: Yae Miko Character Enhancement

The Tears of the Calamitous God is a material of the game Genshin Impact that has several uses, but something important to know is that it also serves as an upgrade material for Yae Miko.

For that reason, we tell you all about the Tears of the Calamitous God and how to get it in the easiest possible way.

How to get Tears of the Calamitous God and what it is for

There are 2 ways to get the Tears of the Calamitous God from Genshin Impact.

This material is a 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and can be obtained easily:

  • If we claim the rewards after having defeated most of the weekly bosses such as Almighty Narukami of Catastrophe (Level 70+).
  • The other way is that the Tear of the Goddess of Disaster can also be obtained by synthesizing the following items that I show you below:
  • Item 1: Mudra of the Unrelenting Shogun and Maximum of Catastrophe
  • Item 2: Dream solvent
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  • Convert for example the item 1 Mudra of the relentless Shogun + 1 Solvent of dreams, to obtain a tear of the goddess of disaster.
  • The same would be true for item 2 (Maximum catastrophe).

Upgrade Yae Miko with the Tears of the Calamitous God

The tear of the goddess of disaster is necessary to improve the talents of the character of Genshin impact Yae Miko, the warrior type Electro and very good attacker of Inazuma, so it is I advise you to get the most you can, as it is not found in nature like many other objects.

Other improvements: Character ascension

The Tears of the Calamitous God can be used for the ascension of the following characters:

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The object Tears of the Calamitous God

This item (Tears of the Calamitous God) is only from the Inazuma area, so the best way to get it is definitely by completing the island quests and eliminating enemies such as Thunder Manifestation, among many others.

The best way to destroy these enemies is to carry equipment against lightning.

What is the Tears of the Calamitous God?

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The Tears of the Calamitous God is a part of the body of 1 puppet obtained in the plane of euthymia.

It is shaped like the eye of thunderous punishment and is capable of causing catastrophes and curses with just 1 glance, people often blame them for their own misfortunes.

Discover the Sapporo Snow Festival


The Sapporo Snow Festival 2024 (Sapporo Snow Festival 2024 さっぽろ雪まつり) is an annual event held in the city of Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. It is one of the most famous winter festivals in the country and attracts a large number of both domestic and international visitors.

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The origin of the Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり).

The Sapporo Snow Festival began in 1950, when a group of six high school students from Sapporo built six snow sculptures in Odori Park in the center of the city. Their goal was to show the world Sapporo’s tourism potential and promote the city as an attractive destination for tourists, even during the cold winter months.

The idea for this event was inspired by a local snow sculpture contest that had been held in 1949 in the city of Otaru, also in Hokkaido Prefecture. The young students of Sapporo were inspired by this contest and decided to create their own snow festival.

The first Sapporo snow festival was held in 1950 and attracted the attention of local residents and met with a positive response. Over time, the event grew in popularity and attendance.

The snow sculptures became increasingly elaborate and detailed, which attracted the attention of tourists from other parts of Japan and the world.

Due to the success of the first edition, the organizers decided to make the Sapporo snow festival an annual event.

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Since then, the Sapporo Snow Festival has been held continuously every winter in the city.

Over the years, the Sapporo Snow Festival has gained national and international recognition and prestige.

As the snow and ice sculptures became more impressive and the festival activities expanded, it became an important event on Japan’s tourist calendar and attracted the attention of people from all over the world.

The Sapporo Snow Festival has been an important factor in attracting tourism during the winter season to the Hokkaido region and has contributed significantly to the local economy.

Today, the Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the most popular and highly anticipated events in Japan during the winter.

Over the years, it has grown in scale and has continued to attract millions of visitors who come to admire the majestic snow and ice sculptures, enjoy winter activities and immerse themselves in the culture of Hokkaido.

The creativity and effort of local and foreign artists participating in the snow sculpture competition continue to amaze spectators, and the festival remains a world-renowned winter event.

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When is the Sapporo Snow Festival 2024?

The Sapporo Snow Festival is held for one week in February. It usually takes place in the first week of February, although the exact dates may vary slightly each year.

The Sapporo Snow festival 2023 was held on February 4.

Sapporo Snow festival 2024 or Sapporo Snow festival 2024 will be held at Odori park from February 4 to February 11, 2024.

Venues of Sapporo snow festival 2024

Every year the sapporo snow festival is held in the same places, but I will show you which ones: Odori Park, Tsudome Park and Susukino Park.

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Parque Odori (Sapporo snow festival 2024)

Odori Park stretches for about 1.5 kilometers in the center of Sapporo and is the site of the huge snow sculptures, some of which reach heights of up to 15 meters.

In addition to the snow sculptures, ice sculptures are also on display and cultural events and performances are organized.

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Tsudome Park (Sapporo snow festival 2024)

Tsudome Park offers fun activities for the whole family, such as snow slides, playgrounds and sleigh rides.

It is an ideal place for children and families to enjoy the winter.

Susukino Park (Sapporo snow festival 2024)

Susukino Park is noted for its spectacular ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights.

Events and competitions are also held here.

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The sculptures of the Sapporo Snow Festival

The main attraction of the Sapporo snow festival are the impressive snow and ice sculptures on display at Odori Park and Susukino Park.

These sculptures are elaborate and detailed creations that often depict anime characters, famous landmarks, historical figures and other popular themes.

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  • Anime and manga characters: Sculptures of popular anime and manga characters are a recurring element at the festival. Iconic characters such as Pikachu, Doraemon, Naruto, Luffy, Hello Kitty and many others have been represented in the form of snow and ice sculptures.
  • Famous monuments: Detailed replicas of famous monuments and buildings of the world were also exhibited at the Sapporo snow festival 2023 and others. Examples include the Eiffel Tower, the Roman Colosseum, the Great Wall of China and Kyoto’s Kinkaku-ji Temple, among others.
  • Historical and cultural figures: Over the years, sculptures have depicted historical and cultural figures from both Japan and other countries. From historical leaders to literary and artistic figures, these sculptures highlight the importance of history and culture at the festival.
  • Mythological creatures: Sculptures of dragons, unicorns, tengu (Japanese demons) and other mythological creatures have been part of the festival, bringing a sense of magic and fantasy.
  • Natural landscapes: Sometimes the sculptures depict natural landscapes, such as snow-capped mountains, snow-covered forests and other scenic elements that capture the beauty of winter in Hokkaido.
  • Japanese icons: Iconic elements of Japanese culture, such as kimonos, samurai, geisha and castles, have also been common themes of the sculptures.
  • Illuminated ice sculptures: In Susukino Park, ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights are displayed at night, creating a magical and spectacular atmosphere.

Note: **During the Sapporo Snow Festival, various competitions related to snow and ice are organized. One of the most prominent competitions is the “International Snow Sculpture Competition“, in which teams of artists from different countries compete to create the best sculptures.

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Comida Sapporo Snow festival

During the Sapporo Snow Festival, visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights, including local Hokkaido dishes such as ramen, seafood and fresh dairy products.

I will give you some examples that we saw at the Sapporo snow festival:

  • Ramen: Hokkaido is famous for its delicious ramen, and the festival offers a perfect opportunity to try this local specialty. There are many ramen stalls serving different varieties, from classic miso ramen to shio ramen and shoyu ramen.
  • Fresh seafood: Sapporo is located near the sea, which means you will find a wide variety of fresh seafood to enjoy. Crabs, such as the famous Hokkaido “kani”, are especially popular during the festival.
  • Corn soup: Corn soup is a very popular winter dish in Japan, and at the festival, you can try especially hot and comforting versions of this delicacy.
  • Yakiniku: A form of Japanese barbecue that has become emblematic in Hokkaido. Lamb or chicken meat is cooked on a grill with vegetables and served with a variety of delicious sauces.
  • Oden: Another traditional winter meal, oden is a casserole of various ingredients, such as eggs, tofu, fish and vegetables, cooked in a warm, flavorful broth.
  • Skewers (Yakitori): You can find different types of grilled skewers, such as chicken, beef and vegetables, marinated with delicious sauces.
  • Fresh milk and dairy products: Hokkaido is famous for its fresh milk and high quality dairy products. You can enjoy ice cream, yogurt and other dairy products during the festival.
  • Taiyaki: A fish-shaped pastry filled with a variety of flavors, such as sweet bean paste, chocolate, cream or cheese.
  • Hot drinks: To combat the cold, you can try hot drinks such as hot sake, amazake (a sweet non-alcoholic drink that in the evening we saw almost everyone trying) and coffee.
  • Desserts: In addition to ice cream and cakes, there is a wide variety of sweet desserts to enjoy, such as castella (spongy cake), meron pan (spongy bread) dango (sweet rice balls) the Mochi (with various fillings and textures) Kintsuba (crepe dough and anko filling) and manjū (stuffed pastries), among many others that I tell you about here.

Sapporo Snow Festival Gallery

We leave you a gallery with many pictures of the Sapporo snow festival.

Remember to check the weather in Japan that week, so you know what to wear and what the climate will be like.

Ohajiki: The Traditional Japanese Game of Skill and Strategy


In this article I introduce you to Ohajiki (お は じ き) a traditional Japanese game of skill and strategy, I show you its origins, as well as its materials, preparation, rules and how to play.

Introduction to Ohajiki (お は じ き), the Traditional Japanese Game of Skill and Strategy.

Ohajiki (お は じ き) is a traditional Japanese game that has captivated people of all ages for centuries.

The origin of Ohajiki dates back to ancient times, and although its popularity declined with the advent of electronic games, it has experienced a resurgence in modern times due to its appealing blend of skill, strategy and fun.


Origins and History of Ohajiki

El nombre “Ohajiki” proviene de las pequeñas piezas de juego utilizadas, que se asemejan a pequeñas fichas redondas hechas de arcilla, piedra, vidrio o plástico. Estas piezas suelen tener alrededor de 1 cm de diámetro y pueden estar decoradas con diferentes patrones y colores.

Inicialmente, los Ohajiki se utilizaban como contadores para juegos de azar, pero con el tiempo, evolucionaron en un emocionante juego de habilidad y estrategia que involucraba lanzar y golpear las piezas en busca de puntuaciones altas.

Ohajiki has its roots in Japan and is believed to have originated over a thousand years ago.

The name “Ohajiki” comes from the small playing pieces used, which resemble small round tiles made of clay, stone, glass or plastic. These pieces are usually about 1 cm in diameter and can be decorated with different patterns and colors.

Initially, Ohajiki were used as counters for games of chance, but over time, they evolved into an exciting game of skill and strategy that involved throwing and hitting the pieces in search of high scores.


Materials and preparation for playing Ohajiki

To play Ohajiki, you need a set of Ohajiki pieces and a flat, smooth surface to play on.

While traditional pieces were made of natural materials such as clay or stone, nowadays, it is more common to find Ohajiki made of glass or plastic (this makes them more affordable and accessible to everyone).

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  • In addition, a varied playing surface can be used, such as a table, tray or even the floor. Make sure the surface is smooth enough to allow the pieces to slide without hindrance.

Ohajiki Game Rules

Ohajiki is played in several ways, but one of the most popular variants is the one I will describe below for you to know:

  1. Placement of the Ohajiki Pieces:
    • Place the Ohajiki pieces in a row on the playing surface, leaving space between each piece. You can determine the distance according to your skill level and desired difficulty. A common alignment is a row of five pieces with approximately 5 cm between each piece.
  2. Game Turn:
    • The game is played in turns, and players can throw one Ohajiki piece at a time.
    • The player’s choice for the first turn may be determined randomly or by a previously agreed method.
  3. Launching of the pieces:
    • To throw an Ohajiki piece, use your index finger or thumb to push the tile from the bottom in a quick and precise motion towards the other pieces. The goal is to hit the pieces in a line.
  4. Scoring:
    • The score depends on which pieces are knocked down during the turn.
    • If a player succeeds in knocking down one or more pieces, these are added to his score. The knocked down pieces are removed from the game during the current turn.
  5. Continuation of the Game:
    • After each turn, the remaining pieces are realigned for the next player.
    • The game continues until all the pieces have been knocked down and each player has had a chance to throw all his pieces.
Other forms of play

Ohajiki Strategies and Techniques

Ohajiki is not only based on luck, but also requires skill and strategy.

Some common techniques used by some players are:

  1. Force Adjustment: Controlling the force of the throw is essential to accurately aim and knock down the desired pieces.
  2. Effect: Some players apply spin to the pieces to achieve more precise trajectories and maximize scoring opportunities.
  3. Focus on Strategic Pieces: Identify and target specific pieces that can significantly increase the total score.
  4. Defensive Blocking: Leaving the pieces in positions that hinder the opponents’ throws, hindering their ability to obtain a high score.

Benefits of Ohajiki

In addition to being a source of fun and entertainment, Ohajiki offers several benefits:

  1. Motor Skills Development: The game requires precision and coordination, which helps improve fine motor skills.
  2. Concentration and Focus: To be successful in Ohajiki, it is necessary to be completely concentrated and focused on the game, which improves attention.
  3. Competitive Spirit: The game fosters a healthy competitive spirit and the ability to handle both victory and defeat.
  4. Cultural Connection: Through Ohajiki, players can connect with Japan’s rich cultural heritage and appreciate the country’s history and traditions.

Conclusion on the Ohajiki

Ohajiki is a fascinating traditional Japanese game that combines skill, strategy and fun. Its rich history and ability to appeal to players of all ages make it an exciting pastime.

Through practice and dedication, players can hone their skills and enjoy exciting times with friends and family.

So go ahead, grab your Ohajiki pieces and start playing this wonderful traditional Japanese game!

Shamisen (三味線): The Ancient Art of Japanese Music


The Japanese Shamisen instrument, also known as “Samisen,” has a rich history dating back several centuries.

We will explore its origin, materials used, playing techniques and how it is integrated into Japanese music.

Origins and History of the Shamisen (三味線)

The Shamisen has its roots in the “Sanshin,” a Chinese instrument introduced to Japan during the 16th century. Over time, the Shamisen evolved into its own style and became an essential element of traditional Japanese music, particularly in genres such as Kabuki, Nagauta and Jiuta.

The instrument consists of 3 strings, which give it its name (Shami means “three” and Sen means “strings” in Japanese). Originally, the Shamisen was played primarily in theater and folk music, but over time, its versatility led it to be used in a wide variety of musical genres.

Origin of Shamisen

Shamisen Materials

  1. Resonance box: The Shamisen box is generally made of wood and is pear-shaped. Traditionally, kiri (Paulownia) wood was used because of its lightness and resonance. However, other woods such as tsuge (Japanese boxwood) and karin (Japanese hackberry) are also used.
  2. Cat skin or synthetic skin: The top of the soundboard is covered with a stretched skin, which can be cat skin or, more commonly nowadays, synthetic skin.
  3. Strings: The 3 strings of the Shamisen are made of silk or nylon. The thickest string, known as “dou,” provides the lowest note, while the thinner strings, called “ni” and “san,” provide higher notes.
  4. Plectrum (Bachi): The plectrum used to play the Shamisen is called “bachi.” Traditionally it was made of tortoise shell, but today, synthetic materials are used due to species conservation concerns.

Shamisen or Samisen Interpretation Techniques

Playing the Shamisen requires a mastery of various techniques to express the beauty and emotion of Japanese music:

  1. Striking: Refers to the technique of striking the strings with the bachi to produce clear and distinct sounds.
  2. Sliding: By sliding the bachi up or down along the strings while playing, smooth tonal effects and transitions can be created.
  3. Vibrato: This technique involves slightly oscillating the bachi over the strings to add an emotional and expressive touch to the music.
  4. Tremolo: It is performed by rapidly alternating between two strings to achieve a fast and vibrant sound.

The Art of Performance: Shamisen is not just about playing the right notes; it also involves emotional expression and storytelling through music. Shamisen players must learn to infuse their performances with feeling and passion to tell stories and evoke emotions in their audience.

Shamisen learning: Traditionally, Shamisen learning is carried out through the “Iemoto” system, in which students study under the tutelage of a teacher, following a hierarchical structure.

However, nowadays, there are also options to learn through music schools and online tutorials.

Shamisen Song Types and Genres

The Shamisen has been used in a wide variety of musical genres in Japan, these are some of them:

Tsugaru Shamisen (津軽三味線)

Tsugaru Shamisen is a modern variant of Shamisen that originated in the Tsugaru region of Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan.

It is noted for its energetic and virtuosic style, and has gained popularity both in Japan and abroad.

Japanese Shamisen

Unlike the traditional Shamisen, the Tsugaru Shamisen has more strings, usually 5 or more, and a larger soundboard, which gives it a more powerful and distinctive sound.

Tsugaru Shamisen players use complex and fast techniques to create dynamic and exciting rhythms.

Jiuta Shamisen (地歌三味線)

The Jiuta Shamisen is a variant of the Shamisen that is mainly used in the musical genre “Jiuta,” which is a more refined and elegant music.

The Jiuta Shamisen is characterized by a shorter neck and smaller soundboard compared to the traditional Shamisen.

Also, unlike the traditional Shamisen which is played standing up, the Jiuta Shamisen is played sitting on the floor, allowing for a more intimate and contemplative performance.

The Jiuta is used both as a solo instrument and to accompany vocalists in Japanese classical music recitals.

Nagauta Shamisen (長唄三味線)

The Nagauta Shamisen is a variant of the Shamisen used in “Nagauta” music, a traditional musical form that accompanies Kabuki theater.

The Nagauta Shamisen is intermediate in size between the traditional Shamisen and the Jiuta Shamisen, with a larger soundboard than the Jiuta, but smaller than the traditional Shamisen.

Japanese Shamisen

Its distinctive sound and versatility make it ideal for accompanying actors and vocalists in Kabuki theater.

Nagauta Shamisen performers must have the ability to adapt their playing style to reflect the emotions and scenes in the theater.

Hosozao Shamisen (細棹三味線)

The Hosozao Shamisen is a variant of the Shamisen that has a thinner and narrower neck, making it lighter and easier to play. Traditionally, it was used in the Osaka region and in the musical genre of “Naniwa Bushi.” Although less common than other variants, the Hosozao Shamisen is still played in certain regions and specific musical genres.

It is important to keep in mind that these are only some of the main variants of Shamisen, and that other regional variations and styles exist throughout Japan.

Each variant has its own history, technique and associated music repertoire. Shamisen in all its forms remains a distinctive symbol of traditional Japanese music and continues to be a cherished cultural treasure both inside and outside of Japan.

The Evolution of the Shamisen

Over the years, the Shamisen has evolved and adapted to different musical styles and trends. In addition to traditional music, the Shamisen has ventured into contemporary music and has merged with other musical genres, creating a unique and modern sound.


Let’s take a closer look:

  • Origins and Adaptation: The Shamisen has its roots in the “Sanshin,” a musical instrument introduced to Japan from China in the 16th century. As the Shamisen became established in Japan, it adapted to local preferences and tastes, leading to the development of its own distinctive identity and style.
  • The Shamisen in Kabuki Theater: During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Shamisen became an essential element of Kabuki theater, which is a traditional Japanese theater form known for its drama and stylization. In Kabuki theater, the Shamisen was used to accompany the actors and express the emotions of the scenes. Through this association with theater, the Shamisen became an important instrument for storytelling and conveying emotions in Japanese music.
  • Development of Musical Genres: Over the centuries, Shamisen was integrated into different musical genres and regional styles. Various performance styles emerged, such as Jiuta (court music) and Nagauta (Kabuki theater music). Each style had its own repertoire, performance techniques and forms of expression, which enriched the diversity of Shamisen in Japanese music.
  • The Meiji Era and Modernization: During the Meiji Era (1868-1912), Japan experienced significant modernization and an opening to foreign cultural influences. This also affected the Shamisen, which began to adopt elements of Western music and adapt to new musical trends. As Japan opened up to the world, the Shamisen also sought to incorporate new musical styles and fusions.
  • Tsugaru Shamisen and Modernity: Beginning in the 20th century, Tsugaru Shamisen emerged, a more contemporary and energetic variant of the instrument that originated in the Tsugaru region of Aomori Prefecture. This style of playing introduced virtuoso techniques, energetic rhythms and an increase in the number of strings to achieve a more powerful sound. Tsugaru Shamisen has won the admiration of both traditional musicians and modern music enthusiasts.
  • Shamisen in Contemporary Music: As Japan became a modern nation, the Shamisen also became integrated into popular music and contemporary culture. Artists and musicians began experimenting with fusions of styles and genres, incorporating the distinctive Shamisen sound into pop, rock, jazz and other modern styles. This evolution allowed the Shamisen to reach wider audiences and new generations.
  • Preservation and Renewal: Despite changes and adaptations, the tradition and authenticity of Shamisen remain central to many performers and teachers. Organizations and schools have strived to preserve and pass on the rich heritage of Shamisen through educational programs and cultural events. This dedication to preserving the tradition ensures that the Shamisen continues to be appreciated and respected in Japanese music.

Cultural Importance of Shamisen

The Shamisen is more than just a musical instrument; it is a symbol of Japan’s rich culture. Through its music, performers can tell stories and convey emotions that connect people to the tradition and history of Japan.

Shamisen festivals and events

Japan has several festivals dedicated to the Shamisen, where artists from all over the country gather to show their skill and share their love for this instrument. These festivals are an opportunity to celebrate Japanese music and culture.

Cultural festivals and musical events in Japan, including those related to the Shamisen, can vary from year to year and are held in different regions of the country.

Shamisen Festivals

Some of the most well-known and popular Shamisen festivals that have occurred in the past are:

  1. Aomori Shamisen Festival: Held in Aomori Prefecture in the Tsugaru region, known for its distinctive style of Shamisen. The festival celebrates Tsugaru Shamisen music with live performances, competitions and workshops.
  2. Nagauta Shamisen Festival in Tokyo: On this occasion, Nagauta Shamisen musicians and performing artists gather in Tokyo to present recitals and live performances.
  3. Osaka Shamisen Festival: In the city of Osaka, a festival highlighting the musical and cultural traditions of the region, including Shamisen, is held.
  4. Kyoto Shamisen Festival: Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, has also hosted events highlighting traditional music, including the Shamisen.

Shamisen Masters

In Japan, there are Shamisen artists and master performers who have achieved a high level of skill and recognition.

These musicians have spent years perfecting their technique and preserving the rich tradition of the Shamisen.

  1. Takemoto Gidayu (1651-1714): He was a Shamisen performer and composer who excelled in the musical genre “Joruri,” a form of musical narration accompanying Bunraku theater. Takemoto Gidayu is known for creating the style called “Takemoto-bushi,” which became one of the main styles of Joruri.
  2. Tsurusawa Seiji (1915-2002): He was a master Shamisen player of the Jiuta school. He excelled in the musical genre of Jiuta Shamisen and passed on his skill and knowledge through teaching to a new generation of musicians.
  3. Masahiro Nitta: He is a renowned Tsugaru Shamisen performer who has brought this style to international audiences. He has been an ambassador of Tsugaru Shamisen and has collaborated with musicians from diverse cultures and genres.
Shamisen Masters
  1. Agatsuma Hiromitsu: He is another virtuoso master of Tsugaru Shamisen, known for his technique and contemporary style. He has performed all over the world and has contributed to bringing Shamisen to new audiences.
  2. Sato Michiyoshi: He is an outstanding Nagauta Shamisen performer, known for his skill and versatility. He has been recognized as a “Living Cultural Heritage” in Japan, a title given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to traditional Japanese culture.

Final conclusion of the article

The Shamisen is a magnificent and versatile musical instrument that has endured over the centuries as a mainstay of traditional Japanese music.

From its origin in the theater to its presence in modern music, the Shamisen continues to enchant audiences with its beauty and emotionality.

If you wish to delve into Japanese music and explore its rich heritage, learning to play the Shamisen is an enriching experience that will allow you to connect with a centuries-old tradition and express your passion for music through this captivating instrument.

Japanese Kanzashi (簪): A Living Tradition


Kanzashi are traditional Japanese hair ornaments used to adorn women’s hair.

Brief history of Kanzashi (簪)

During the Edo period, which spanned the mid to late 18th century, is considered the golden age of Kanzashi. At this time, Japanese hairstyling underwent a remarkable development, and a wide variety of kanzashi were created to complement and enhance women’s elaborate hairstyles.

During the same period as mentioned above, kanzashi hair ornaments became extremely popular and spread to different strata of Japanese society.

These ornaments were used both at the imperial court and among the lower classes. From oiran (maiko) and geiko, to the daughters of samurai and merchant families, and even village women, everyone had access to different types of kanzashi to decorate their hair.


Categories of Japanese Kanzashi (簪)

In Japan, hair ornaments were divided into 3 main categories:

  • Kanzashi (簪)
  • Combs
  • Kogai

Kanzashi was used to highlight the beauty and social status of women. It was a symbol of popularity, dignity, pride and connection with her lover.

Edo-era women expressed their personal style by inserting baskets and combs into their hairstyles.

For example, oiran women used to insert kanzashi made of precious metals and shells, as well as wearing real flowers in their hair (kanzashi flowers).

In the West, these ornaments would resemble hairpins, brooches, tiaras, among many other ornaments.


Kanzashi (簪) or kanzashi hair pin materials

The materials used to make kanzashi hair ornaments were very diverse.

  • Gold, silver, tortoiseshell, ivory, wood, cloth, paper, bone, glass, celluloid, among others, were used.

Depending on social status, the materials used in hair ornaments could vary.

Gold, silver and tortoiseshell were the most common and valuable materials, while brass was used as an imitation of gold, and tin and aluminum imitated silver.

In some cases, fakes were created that attempted to emulate tortoiseshell and ivory. Today, however, most hair ornaments are made of plated brass or plastic. Although brass is not a low-quality material, authentic and durable materials were highly valued because of their beauty and longevity.


Types of Kanzashi for hair (簪)

Kanzashi (簪) are divided into several types according to their design and use.

Some examples of these are chirikan, birakan, birabirakan, yoshicho, ryotenkanzashi, among others.

Each type of kanzashi has specific characteristics and was used for different occasions.

For example, the chirikan was used in traditional Japanese hairstyles, while the birakan and birabirakan were used for modern hairstyles with a decorative fall.


Let’s take a closer look at each of them:

Chirikan, the elegant and sophisticated Japanese kanzashi

The Chirikan is a type of Kanzashi used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. It is characterized by its round shape and elaborate structure.

The Chirikan usually features a central ornament, such as a flower or a jewel, surrounded by delicate details in the form of leaves, branches or other decorative elements.

This type of kanzashi is elegant and sophisticated, and is usually inserted into the hair near the forehead or at the top of the hairstyle.

In historical dramas, young women from samurai and merchant families often wear Chirikan inserted in the right front of their hair.


Birakan, the kanzashi of glamour

The Birakan is another type of Japanese Kanzashi used in current and ancient hairstyles.

It is characterized by a beautifully decorative cascading or falling structure.

The Birakan consists of multiple ornaments hanging from a common base, creating an effect of movement and elegance. These ornaments may include small flowers, leaves, beads or more elaborate ornamental elements such as butterflies or birds.

The Birakan is placed in the hair, usually on one side of the head, and adds a touch of beauty and glamour to the hairstyle.

It is a type of kanzashi especially prized for its striking visual presence, worn by women of potential.


Birabirakan, the extravagant Japanese kanzashi

The Birabirakan is similar to the Birakan in terms of design, but is distinguished by having even more ornaments hanging in a cascading fashion.

Its name “Birabira” means “trembling” in Japanese, which describes the sense of movement that the hanging ornaments create.

Birabirakan is especially eye-catching and extravagant, and is used for special occasions or festive events. It is not common for married or engaged women to wear this type of Kanzashi, as it is traditionally considered more appropriate for single women.


Yoshicho, the delicate kanzashi

Yoshicho is a type of Kanzashi that is distinguished by its flat, rectangular structure.

It is composed of several overlapping layers of cloth or paper, forming an elaborate and detailed design.

Yoshicho often feature floral, geometric or abstract motifs, which are created by carefully performed folding and cutting techniques.

This type of Kanzashi is known for its delicacy and requires advanced craftsmanship skills to create.

The Yoshicho is placed in the hair, usually on one side, and adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to the hairstyle.


Ryotenkanzashi, special occasion kanzashi

Ryotenkanzashi is a type of Kanzashi that is characterized by having two main ornaments, one on each side of the hairstyle.

Its name “Ryoten” means “two points” in Japanese, which refers to the symmetrical placement of the ornaments.

These ornaments are usually flowers or larger, eye-catching ornamental elements.

Ryoten kanzashi is used for special occasions and ceremonies, and is often combined with other types of kanzashi to achieve a complete and harmonious hairstyle.


How to put a Japanese kanzashi

The latter were inserted in the right front of the hair of young women from samurai and merchant families in historical dramas.

Nowadays, the most common method of kanzashi insertion is the “back insertion”, where one is placed on the right side and a smaller one on the left side for aesthetic balance.


Kanzashi according to shape and style

In addition to the different types of Kanzashi, we can also classify them according to their shape and style.

Tama Kanzashi, simplicity and elegance in marumage and icho gaechi

Tama Kanzashi, which is a simple type with a spike and a round ornament. Although its design is simple, it has been widely used and appreciated over time.

During the Edo period, it was used for insertion into hairstyles such as marumage (oval bun) or icho gaechi (traditional Japanese hairstyle), and is still used for the same purpose today.

Edo Plata Kanzashi, valuable and beautiful

The Edo Silver Kanzashi is another type of Kanzashi that was popular in the Edo period. It was shorter, approximately 12 cm in length, and was made of silver.

Almost the entire ornament was made of pure silver, but there were also versions in which the lower half was silver and the visible part was decorated with gilded copper. These Kanzashi were highly prized and used from the Edo period to the Meiji period.

Hirauchi Kanzashi, the kanzashi of samurai families and geishas

Another type of Kanzashi is Hirauchi Kanzashi, which is characterized by having a flat, circular frame with patterns of flowers or family coats of arms engraved on it. These designs were made using holes or thin line engravings.

Hirauchi Kanzashi was usually made of silver or silver-plated metal, and was also known as “gin hira” (silver and flat). This type of kanzashi was especially popular among the women of samurai families and was also prized by geisha for dances such as the Kinryu no mai.

Bira Bira Kanzashi, the kanzashi of single women

The Bira Bira Kanzashi is a Kanzashi that was created specifically for single women.

Its distinctive feature is its unique design with multiple dangling chains and ornaments in the shape of butterflies or birds.

This Kanzashi is placed around a woman’s left temple and is especially eye-catching and glamorous.

However, married or engaged women should not wear it according to traditions.

Yosenabe Recipe: A Japanese Culinary Delight

Receta yosenabe

Try the delicious Yosenabe recipe (寄せ鍋), a culinary delight that you can enjoy in winter and autumn or at any time of the year, accompanied by your loved ones or alone.

Introduction to Yosenabe (寄せ鍋)

Japanese cuisine is a dance of flavors, textures, and presentations that has captivated taste buds around the world.

Among its many comforting dishes, Yosenabe (寄せ鍋) emerges as a true gastronomic treasure.

This Japanese dish with a rich culinary heritage combines the essence of fresh ingredients in an exquisite broth.

Yosenabe, also known as “varied hot pot,” is a Japanese fondue that combines seasonal fresh elements with a fragrant broth.

In this article, we will explore this recipe in detail, from the essential ingredients to its origin and tips for perfecting it.

Ingredients Needed for Yosenabe recipe (寄せ鍋).

  • Dashi broth (based on kombu and dried bonito)
  • Water
  • Sake (optional)
  • Soy sauce
  • Mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • Chicken, pork, seafood (shrimp, squid) or tofu
  • Seasonal vegetables (cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, green onions)
  • udon noodles (optional)
  • Mochi or rice noodles (optional)
  • Beaten egg (optional)
  • Yuzu or lime zest (optional)

Possible Alternatives for Yosenabe’s recipe (寄せ鍋):

  • For the Dashi broth, you can use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version.
  • Vary the proteins according to your preference: beef, fish or even a mix.
  • Experiment with a variety of vegetables, such as spinach, bamboo shoots and daikon.
  • Use whole wheat noodles instead of traditional noodles.
  • Substitute fish dumplings or meatballs for mochi.

Step-by-Step Yosenabe Recipe:

  1. In a large pot, add dashi (Japanese soup stock) and bring it to a simmer.
  2. Cut tofu into cubes and add it to the pot. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Slice cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms, and add them to the pot.
  4. Cut chicken or pork into thin slices and add it to the pot as well.
  5. Season with soy sauce, mirin (sweet rice wine), and a pinch of salt. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  6. Let the ingredients simmer until they are cooked through and the flavors are well combined.
  7. Serve the yosenabe hot, and enjoy!

Note: Yosenabe is a traditional Japanese hot pot dish, and the ingredients can vary depending on personal preferences. Feel free to add or substitute any ingredients you like.

Let’s see the recipe step by step of the Yosenabe, if you prefer, at the bottom of the article I leave the recipe to print or save.

Step 1: Preparation of Dashi Broth (Yosenabe Recipe 寄せ鍋)

Boil the water and kombu (seaweed) in a saucepan. Just before it boils, remove the seaweed. Add the dried bonito and let it cook on low heat. Strain the broth and set it aside.

Step 2: Preparation of the base stock (Yosenabe recipe 寄せ鍋)

In a large saucepan, combine the Dashi stock with water, sake, mirin and soy sauce to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat.

Step 3: Preparation of ingredients (Yosenabe recipe 寄せ鍋)

Each ingredient has its own preparation, so let’s take a look at each one.

Step 3.1 Meat Cutting in Yosenabe

Depending on your preferences, you can choose between chicken, pork, beef or even seafood.

  • If you opt for chicken or pork, cut it into small, thin pieces, approximately 1 to 2 inches in size.
  • If you choose beef, cut into thin slices.
  • If you are using seafood, make sure it is clean and ready to cook.

Step 3.2 Seasonal Vegetables in Yosenabe

Select a variety of fresh seasonal vegetables. Some options commonly used by the Japanese include cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, green onions, spinach, and bamboo shoots.

Wash the vegetables and cut them into manageable pieces.

For example, carrots can be sliced thinly, cabbage can be shredded, and mushrooms can be halved or quartered. You can even cut them into cute flower shapes using a Japanese mold.

Step 4: Cook the ingredients (Yosenabe recipe 寄せ鍋).

Add the ingredients to the pan according to their cooking time. Start with the meats and then the seafood, followed by the vegetables.

Step 4.1 Cooking the meat ingredients in Yosenabe

Poultry and pork meats are generally cooked in 3-5 minutes, while beef, if thinly sliced, can be cooked in 1-2 minutes.

Seafood like shrimp and squid are cooked quickly, in 1-2 minutes.

Step 4.2 Cooking the ingredients of Vegetables in Yosenabe

The toughest vegetables like carrots and turnips can take around 5 minutes to cook.

Mushrooms and scallions may require 2-3 minutes, and spinach cooks in just 1 minute.

Step 4.3 Cooking Tofu ingredients in Yosenabe

If you decide to add tofu, cut it into cubes and add it during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking so that it absorbs the flavor of the broth without falling apart.

Step 4.4 Cooking the noodle ingredients in Yosenabe

If you are using udon or rice noodles, they usually cook in 3-5 minutes. Add them after the main ingredients are cooked and before serving.

Remember that these times are approximate and may vary depending on the power of the flame and the size of the ingredients.

It is always advisable to taste a small piece to make sure it is cooked to your liking before serving.

Step 5: Add noodles (Yosenabe’s recipe 寄せ鍋).

If you decide to use udon or rice noodles, add them to the pan and cook until tender.


Step 6: Serving the wonderful Yosenabe 寄せ鍋

Once everything is cooked, serve in individual bowls. If desired, add beaten egg to the hot broth to make a smooth and delicious texture.

Frequently Asked Questions about Yosenabe 寄せ鍋

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1. What is the origin of Yosenabe?

Yosenabe has its roots in the Japanese culinary tradition of cooking and sharing food in a hot pan. It has been perfected over the years and has become an iconic dish in home cooking and restaurants (I tell you about it in detail below).

2.What makes Yosenabe special?

La belleza de Yosenabe radica en su versatilidad y en la experiencia de compartir una comida caliente y reconfortante. Los ingredientes frescos se unen en un caldo delicioso y nutritivo, creando una experiencia culinaria única.

3. How to eat Yosenabe?

Each diner chooses his or her ingredients from the pan with chopsticks and dips them in the ponzu or sesame sauce before savoring them. The broth is drunk directly from the pan at the end of the meal.

4. What type of broth is ideal for Yosenabe?

Dashi broth, prepared with kombu and dried bonito, is the traditional broth used at Yosenabe. However, if you prefer a vegetarian option, you can opt for a vegetable broth or mushroom broth for an equally delicious taste.

5. What variations of sauce can be used to dip the ingredients?

In addition to ponzu sauce and sesame sauce, you can also offer soy sauce and miso mixed with dashi as options for dipping cooked ingredients.


6. What precautions should be taken when cooking a variety of ingredients in the same pan?

It is important to consider the cooking times of the ingredients. Start with the ingredients that require more time, such as raw meats, and add the more delicate and fast-cooking ingredients, such as seafood and vegetables, toward the end.

7. Can I make Yosenabe at a meeting or dinner with friends?

Absolutely! Yosenabe is perfect for sharing and socializing. You can prepare the ingredients in advance and then cook them together in the hot pot at the table.

It will be a fun and memorable Japanese culinary experience!

8. How can I adapt Yosenabe to meet different dietary preferences?

Yosenabe is highly adaptable. You can create vegetarian or vegan versions using tofu and a variety of vegetables. This is what they call vegan Yosenabe, when it only contains vegetables, without adding meat.

For healthier options of this Yosenabe recipe, choose lean proteins and reduce the amount of soy sauce.

9. What is the difference between Yosenabe and other Japanese fondue dishes such as Sukiyaki and Shabu-Shabu?

Although they are all Japanese hot pot dishes, there are differences in the ingredients and the way they are enjoyed.

Sukiyaki uses beef, vegetables, and noodles in a sweet soy-based broth.

Shabu-Shabu employs thinly sliced meat that is quickly dipped in the broth before eating.

Yosenabe is more diverse in ingredients and is often dipped in a variety of sauces at the end of cooking.


10. Can I make Yosenabe in a regular pot if I don’t have a special hot pot pan?

Yes, you can use a large pot instead of a hot pot pan. Make sure it is heat resistant and that all diners can comfortably access the pot to cook and serve the ingredients.

Japanese dishes similar to hot pot Yosenabe

In addition to Yosenabe, there are other Japanese hot pot dishes that share some similarities in terms of concept and preparation.

  1. Sukiyaki: Similar to Yosenabe, Sukiyaki is a Japanese fondue dish in which thin slices of meat (usually beef) are cooked along with a variety of vegetables in a sweet broth based on soy sauce, mirin and sugar. The ingredients are slowly cooked in the pan and then dipped in beaten egg before eating.
  2. Shabu-Shabu: This dish involves dipping thin slices of beef, pork or chicken, as well as vegetables and mushrooms in a hot broth. The name “Shabu-Shabu” comes from the sound the meat makes when dipped and moved in the broth. The ingredients are cooked very briefly and served with dipping sauces.
  3. Chanko-Nabe: Originally a dish eaten by sumo wrestlers to gain weight, Chanko-Nabe is a protein-rich casserole that combines meat (usually chicken or pork) with a variety of vegetables and tofu in a savory broth. It is a hearty and comforting meal.
  4. Mizutaki: Originating in the Kyushu region, Mizutaki is a casserole in which chicken, vegetables and mushrooms are cooked in a light broth. The ingredients are dipped in a sesame sauce before eating. It is known to be light and nutritious.
  5. Oden: Although different in style, Oden is a Japanese dish in which ingredients such as tofu, egg, fish, fish dumplings and vegetables are cooked in a dashi broth. It is served with mustard and soy sauce for flavor.

These dishes share the experience of cooking and sharing food in a hot pan, making them ideal for gatherings and social occasions.

Each has its own particularities in terms of ingredients and flavors, giving you a variety of options for exploring Japan’s rich culinary tradition.

Origin of Yosenabe

Yosenabe has its roots in Japanese culinary tradition and is a clear example of the home-style comfort cooking that has been an integral part of Japanese culture for centuries.

The term “Yosenabe” comes from the Japanese words “yose” which means “to gather” and “nabe” which refers to the hot pot. In essence, Yosenabe is about gathering a variety of fresh and flavorful ingredients into a single pan for cooking and sharing.


Historically, Yosenabe was a popular meal among Japanese families at home, especially during the colder winter months in Japan. The practice of cooking in a hot pan at the table promoted interaction and sharing as all diners cooked and enjoyed together.

Over time, Yosenabe has evolved to adapt to seasonal ingredients and changing tastes, resulting in a wide variety of Japanese recipes and regional approaches.

Today, Yosenabe is enjoyed both at home and in specialty hot pot restaurants. It is a celebration of the freshness of the ingredients and the shared experience around a delicious hot pot.

Yosenabe is not only a delicious Japanese hot pot, but also has a rich history that reflects the importance of food as a vehicle for connection and community in Japanese culture.


In this post, we will see how to start learn Japanese, as there are often many doubts about where to start, how to do it, what curriculum to follow… It’s always complicated, that’s why I’ll show you how to start studying Japanese.

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#1. Set your goals: (The best way to learn Japanese online)

Why do you want to learn Japanese? It may be for travel, work, an interest in the culture, or simply for fun. Having clear objectives will keep you motivated throughout the learning process.

#2. Learn the hiragana and katakana alphabets: (The best way to learn Japanese online)

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These two writing systems are essential for reading and writing in Japanese. Take the time to familiarize yourself with them and practice their writing and pronunciation.

#3. Study basic vocabulary: (The best way to learn Japanese online)

Start with simple words and phrases related to everyday situations, such as greetings, numbers, colors, food, etc. Use flashcards to help you memorize vocabulary.

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Understand simple Japanese grammatical structures. Learn how to form affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences, as well as the basic particles that indicate the function of each word in a sentence.

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Japanese has different phonetics than English or Spanish, so it is essential to work on the correct pronunciation of Japanese sounds. Listen and repeat words and phrases aloud.

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Immerse yourself in the Japanese language as much as possible. Listen to Japanese music, watch Japanese-language series and movies with subtitles, and try to read blogs or short articles in Japanese.

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If possible, look for opportunities to practice with native speakers or people who are also learning Japanese. Participate in language exchanges or join online communities where you can interact with native Japanese speakers.

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Keep track of your daily progress and practice. Write down new words, expressions or grammatical structures you learn and try to use them in different contexts.

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All 168 My Hero Academia Birthdays

In this post you will find all My Hero Academia birthdays, from all the characters in the anime, main characters, supporting characters, teachers and enemies.

Each character has a unique personality in this anime as well as a power and a vital role in the plot of My Hero Academia. Happy birthday My hero Academia and to all these amazing characters!

My Hero Academia Birthdays in January

The year starts off explosively cold and warm at the same time for My Hero Academia Birthdays, as we celebrate Shōto Todoroki‘s birthday and Dabi‘s birthday this month.

The icy glow of winter is reflected in Shoto Todoroki’s determination on January 11, reminding us that even in the cold, his fiery heroic spirit shines brightly on Boku no hero Academia birthdays.

🎂 1st January



2nd January 🎂

Mirai Sasaki [Sir Nighteye] ⫷


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🎂 January 4th

Enma Kannagi [Majestic]


January 7th 🎂

Togaru Kamakiri [Jack Mantis] ⫷


🎂 January 8th

⫸ Hiroshi Tameda


January 11th 🎂

Shōto Todoroki ⫷


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🎂 January 16th

⫸ Kyotoku Jiro


January 18th 🎂

Dabi [Toya Todoroki] ⫷


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🎂 January 18th

Moe Kamiji [Burnin]


January 23th 🎂

Tatami Nakagame [Turtle Neck] ⫷


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🎂 January 28th

Sorahiko Torino [Gran Torino]


Boku no Hero Academia birthdays in February

In the month of love, the Boku no Hero Academia community comes together to celebrate the birthdays of two iconic figures: Tsuyu Asui and Ezo Shoji. These heroes, with their unique abilities and intriguing personalities, have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans.

🎂 February 1st

⫸ Koji Koda [Petting Hero: Anima]


February 2nd 🎂

Manga Fukidashi [Comicman] ⫷


🎂 February 2nd

Nirengeki Shoda [Mines]


February 3rd 🎂

Anan Kurose [Thirteen] ⫷


🎂 February 5th

Emi Fukukado [Ms. Joke]


February 6th 🎂

Nyikang ⫷


🎂 February 9th

Seiji Shishikura [Shishikross ]


February 11th 🎂

Reiko Yanagi [Emily] ⫷


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🎂 February 12th

Tsuyu Asui [Froppy]


February 13th 🎂

Rody Soul ⫷


🎂 February 14th

Manami Aiba [La Brava]


February 15th 🎂

ezo Shoji [Tentacole] ⫷


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🎂 February 16th

Fourth Kind

『任侠ヒーロー フォースカインド』

February 16th 🎂

Mika Jiro ⫷


🎂 February 22th

Koichi Haimawari


February 22th 🎂

Shinya Kamihara [Edgeshot] ⫷


🎂 February 22th

Hoyo Makihara [Mummy]


February 29th 🎂

Yawara Chatora [Tiger] ⫷


My Hero Academia Birthdays in March

With the arrival of spring, fans of Boku no Hero Academia come together to celebrate the birthdays of Nemuri Kayama and Kai Chisaki. These characters, with their bravery and determination, are inspiring examples in the world of heroes.

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🎂 March 1st

Rumi Usagiyama [MIRKO]

兎山 ルミ』

March 1st 🎂

Tatsuyuki Tokoname [Slidin’ Go] ⫷


🎂 March 3rd

Makoto Tsukauchi


March 3rd 🎂



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🎂 March 4th

Tamaki Amajiki [Suneater]


March 4th 🎂

Untenmaru Kurumada ⫷


🎂 March 5th

Bibimi Kenranzaki


March 6th 🎂

Katsuma Shimano


🎂 March 7th

⫸ Backdraft


March 9th 🎂

Nemuri Kayama [Midnight] ⫷


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🎂 March 9th

⫸ Yokumiru Mera


March 15th 🎂

Masaru Bakugo ⫷


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🎂 March 20th

Kai Chisaki [Overhaul]


March 22th 🎂

Ken Ishiyama [Cementoss] ⫷


🎂 March 23th

⫸ Ectoplasm


March 25th 🎂

Elecplant ⫷


🎂 March 26th

Jurota Shishida [Gevaudan]


March 30th 🎂

Shikkui Makabe [Mr. Smith] ⫷


Boku no Hero Academia birthdays in April

In April, the world of My Hero Academia is filled with joy as it celebrates the birthdays of two rising heroes: Katsuki Bakugo and Tomura Shigaraki. As these characters grow and face challenges, fans also grow in their appreciation for them.

🎂 April 4th

⫸ Naomasa Tsukauchi [True Man]


April 4th 🎂

Chiyo Shuzenji [Recovery Girl] ⫷


🎂 April 4th

Kesagiri Man


April 4thl 🎂

Tomura Shigaraki


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🎂 April 8th

Tomoko Shiretoko [Ragdoll]


April 9th 🎂

Moyuru Tochi ⫷


🎂 April 14th

⫸ Sajin Higawara [Snatch]


April 18th 🎂

Mei Hatsume


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🎂 April 20th

Katsuki Bakugo [Kacchan]


April 21th 🎂

Pony Tsunotori [Rocketti] ⫷


🎂 April 23th

⫸ Kaoruko AwatA [Bubble Girl]


My Hero Academia birthdays in May

🎂 May 1st

⫸ Shino Sosaki [Mandalay]


May 1st 🎂

Takahiro ⫷


🎂 May 5th

⫸ Oboro Shirakumo [Loud Cloud]


May 7th 🎂


『バトルヒーロー ガンヘッド』

🎂 May 10th

Mawata Fuwa


May 10th 🎂

Jin Bubaigawara [Twice] ⫷


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🎂 May 12th

Eizo Tanuma


May 113th 🎂

Neito Monoma [Phantom Thief]


🎂 May 13th

Yo Shindo [Grand]


May 19th 🎂

Kosei Tsuburaba [Tsuburaba] ⫷


🎂 May 20th

⫸ Shinji Nishiya [Kamui Woods]


May 28th 🎂

Mashirao Ojiro [Tailman] ⫷


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🎂 May 28th

Kazuho Haneyama [Pop☆Step]


May 30th 🎂

Yuga Aoyama [Can’t Stop Twinkling] ⫷


Boku no Hero Academia birthdays in June

🎂 June 1st



June 4th 🎂

Juzo Moashi [Centipeder] ⫷


🎂 June 7th

⫸ Tenma Nakaoji [His Purple Highness]


June 9th 🎂

Ken Takagi [Rock Lock] ⫷


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🎂 June 10th

Cow Lady


June 10th 🎂

Toshinori Yagi [All Might] ⫷


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🎂 June 12th

Sen Kaibara [Spiral ]


June 14th 🎂

Chizome Akaguro [Stain] ⫷


🎂 June 16th

Toru Hagakure [Invisible Girl]


June 19th 🎂

Rikido Sato [Sugarman] ⫷


🎂 June 20th

Juzo Honenuki [Mudman]


June 22th 🎂

Flect Turn ⫷


🎂 June 22th

Monika Kaniyashiki [Kaniko]


June 26th 🎂

Ryuko Tsuchikawa [Pixie-Bob] ⫷


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🎂 June 29th

Denki Kaminari [Chargebolt]


My Hero Academia birthdays in July

🎂 July 1st

Hitoshi Shinso


July 1st 🎂

Natsuo Todoroki ⫷


🎂 July 2nd



July 4th 🎂

Inko Midoriya ⫷


🎂 July 4th

⫸ Christopher Skyline [Captain Celebrity]


July 4th 🎂

Wolfram ⫷


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🎂 July 7th

⫸ Hizashi Yamada [Present Mic]


July 13th 🎂

Kotaro Shimura ⫷


🎂 July 14th

Hiryu Rin [Long Weizi]


July 15th 🎂

Izuku Midoriya [DEKU] ⫷


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🎂 July 15th

Mirio Togata [Lemillion ]


July 15th 🎂

Rapt Tokage ⫷


🎂 July 16th



July 17th 🎂

Lunch Rush ⫷

『クックヒーロー ランチラッシュ』

🎂 July 22th

⫸ Tensei Ida [Ingenium]


July 28th 🎂

Hanta Sero [Cellophane ] ⫷


🎂 July 30th

Mina Ashido [Pinky]


Boku no Hero Academia birthdays in August

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🎂 August 1st

Kyoka Jiro [Earphone Jack]


August 3rd 🎂

Kiruka Hasaki [Slice] ⫷


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🎂 August 7th

Himiko Toga


August 8th 🎂

Enji Todoroki [Endeavor] ⫷


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🎂 August 8th

⫸ Taishiro Toyomitsu [Fat Gum]


August 8th 🎂

Shuichi Iguchi [Spinner] ⫷


🎂 August 10th

Big Red Dot

『ビッグ・レッド・ドット 』

August 11th 🎂

Yu Takeyama [Mt. Lady] ⫷


🎂 August 15th

Camie Utsushimi [Illus-o-Camie]


August 20th 🎂

Shoko Haimawari ⫷


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🎂 August 22th

Tenya Ida [Ingenium ]


August 29th 🎂

Danjuro Tobita [Gentle Criminal] ⫷


My Hero Academia birthdays in September

🎂 September 8th

Ibara Shiozaki [Vine]


September 9th 🎂

Itsuka Kendo [Battle Fist] ⫷


🎂 September 10th

Yuyu Haya


September 13th 🎂

Hokuto Hario [Compass Kid] ⫷


🎂 September 17th

⫸ Higari Maijima [Power Loader]


September 22th 🎂

Ryuko Tatsuma [Ryukyu] ⫷


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🎂 September 23th

Momo Yaoyorozu [Creati]


September 26th 🎂

Inasa Yoarashi [Gale Force]


My Hero Academia Birthdays in October

🎂 October 1st

Clair Voyance


October 1st 🎂

Melissa Shield ⫷


🎂 October 1st

Ichimoku Samazu


October 4th 🎂

Mr. Plastic ⫷


🎂 October 4th

⫸ Chojuro Kon [Chimera]


October 5th 🎂

Tsunagu Hakamada [Best Jeanist] ⫷


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🎂 October 6th

Nejire Hado


October 8th 🎂

Minoru Mineta [Grape Juice] ⫷


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🎂 October 8th

⫸ Atsuhiro Sako [Mr. Compress]


October 10th 🎂

Kaina Tsutsumi [Lady Nagant] ⫷


🎂 October 13th

Setsuna Tokage [Lizardy]


October 16th 🎂

Eijiro Kirishima [Red Riot] ⫷


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🎂 October 16th

Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu [Real Steel]


October 29th 🎂

Kugo Sakamata [Gang Orca] ⫷


🎂 October 30th

Fumikage Tokoyami [Tsukuyomi ]


My Hero Academia birthdays in November

🎂 November 1st

Shihai Kuroiro [Vantablack]


November 1st 🎂

Death Arms ⫷


🎂 November 3rd



November 7th 🎂

Yosetsu Awase [Welder] ⫷


🎂 November 7th



November 8th 🎂

Shota Aizawa [Eraser Head] ⫷


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🎂 November 8th

Soga Kugisaki [Spike Villain]


November 20th 🎂

Sekijiro Kan [Vlad King] ⫷


🎂 November 10th

Jube Namimaru


November 13th 🎂

Nagamasa Mora [Chewyee] ⫷


🎂 November 15th

⫸ Ryo Inui [Hound Dog]


November 26th 🎂

Komari Ikoma ⫷


Boku no Hero Academia birthdays in December

🎂 December 1st

David Shield


December 1st 🎂

Mitsuki Bakugo ⫷


🎂 December 1st



December 2nd 🎂

Kinoko Komori [Shemage] ⫷


🎂 December 5th

⫸ Masaki Mizushima [Manual]


December 5th 🎂

Fuyumi Todoroki ⫷


🎂 December 6th

Mahoro Shimano


December 9th 🎂

Uwabami ⫷

『スネークヒーロー ウワバミ』

🎂 December 10th



December 12th 🎂

Kota Izumi ⫷


🎂 December 18th



December 18 🎂

Susugu Mitarai [Wash] ⫷


🎂 December 19th

Yui Kodai [Rule ]


December 20th 🎂

Itejiro Toteki [Boomerang Man] ⫷


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🎂 December 5th



December 23th 🎂

Ochaco Uraraka [Uravity] ⫷


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🎂 December 28th

⫸ Keigo Takami [Hawks]


All Blox Fruits Codes 2023 (September)

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The 30 Uncommon Japanese Surnames, Rare and Unusual

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Uncommon Japanese surnames

In this article I want to show you the uncommon Japanese surnames, rare to see in Japan as sometimes they are carried by less than 1000 people, so they are uncommon Japanese surnames.

Uncommon Japanese surnames VS common Japanese surnames

Japan is one of the countries with the largest number of surnames, there are about 100,000 registered Japanese surnames, and some of them are extremely common, such as: Watanabe, Ito, Takahashi, Tanaka, Sato or Saito, Kobayashi, Suzuki…

Surely you know someone who carries these surnames, either in person or a celebrity, and that’s because they are very common in Japan.

Therefore, in this post we will divide them into:

  • Rare Japanese surnames (between 1,000 and 150 people carry it)
  • Uncommon Japanese surnames (less than 150 people have it)

30. IKARI / 五十里 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Ikari ( 五十里), we put it in the list of rare Japanese surnames due to the fact that there are 1300 people who have it.

Meaning of Ikari (五十里).

The meaning of Ikari ( 五十里) is: 50 villages or miles

You should know that if Ikari is written with different Kanji, it can mean something very different like “Anchor” or even “Wrath”. So it is important that you pay attention to how this uncommon Japanese surname is spelled.

29. SHIO / 塩 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Shio (塩), we also put it on our list of rare Japanese surnames due to the fact that there are only 1000 people who bear it.

The meaning of Shio (塩) is: Salt

Originally people who have the Japanese surname Shio, did not mean Salt, but nowadays it lost its old meaning, and the Japanese say Sal, because it is pronounced and written with the same Kanji as the Japanese word salt or sodium chloride.

28. SHIKICHI / 敷地 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Shikichi (敷地), we put it in this small list of rare Japanese surnames due to the fact that there are only 920 people who bear it.

Shikichi (敷地) meaning: Premise or place.

27. TSUKUMO / 九十九 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Tsukumo (九十九), we put it on the list of rare Japanese surnames as there are only 850 people who carry it.

Tsukumo (九十九) meaning: 99

It is not known exactly why 99 in a surname, so it is one of the rare and unexplained Japanese surnames according to Japanese bases.

26. ICHIBANGASE / 一番ケ瀬 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Ichibangase (一番ケ瀬 ), we put it in this list of rare Japanese surnames as there are only 700 people who carry this surname.

The meaning of Ichibangase (一番ケ瀬 ): 1st tea school or first waterfall or first lowland.

Normally this Japanese surname is somewhat rare, as the people who bore it came from the first tea schools in their village or when they were settled in a place and a waterfall was discovered.

25. MYOGA / 茗荷 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Myoga (茗荷), we also put it on the list of rare Japanese surnames as there are only 440 people who have this surname.

Myoga (茗荷) meaning: Japanese ginger.

As it is known in ancient times the Japanese put their surnames based on where they lived or the work they did, in this case it is based on agriculture, they were involved in the harvesting of Japanese ginger and therefore they were given this Japanese surname.

24. KAI / 買 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Kai (買), is also on this list of rare Japanese surnames as there are only 330 people who have this surname.

Kai (買) meaning: To buy

In this case they were in charge of shopping for the people, they would go out to the outskirts for days on end to get groceries for their Japanese people to subsist on.

Kau for shopping should not be confused with Kai for seafood. The kanji can be read as Kau, but the surname is pronounced Kai.

23. JINJA / 神社 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Jinja (神社), is one of those rare Japanese surnames as there are only 330 people who have this surname.

The meaning of Jinja (神社): Shinto shrine.

They were in charge of the sanctuary, its cleanliness and protection.

22. AKASOFU / 赤祖父 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Akasofu (赤祖父), is not only one of those rare Japanese surnames as there are only 270 people who have this surname, but it is also one of the rare Japanese surnames that exist, due to its meaning.

The meaning of Akasofu (赤祖父): Red grandfather.

We say that it is one of the rare and unusual Japanese surnames, because in Japan they were not used to make references to people by education and much less assign a color in Japanese so specific.

21. KON / 根 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Kon (根), is one of those rare Japanese surnames as there are only 240 people who carry such a surname.

Meaning of Kon (根): Root.

Kon can refer to the root of something, such as the root of the hair, the root of the teeth…among many other types of roots.

20. HIRAWA / 平和 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Hirawa (平和), is also one of those rare Japanese surnames as there are only 230 people who carry the surname.

Hirawa (平和) meaning: Peace or Plain of harmony.

19. BOTAN / 牡丹 (Rare Japanese surnames)

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The surname Botan (牡丹), is not only one of those rare Japanese surnames as there are only 170 people who have such a surname, but it is also said to be one of the rare Japanese surnames in Japan, due to the meaning they carry.

Botan (牡丹) meaning: Peony.

It is said to be one of the rare Japanese surnames because it refers to a flower, normally references to trees are common in Japanese surnames, such as Mori 森 (forest, usually large) or Moriyama 森山 (The mountain forest), Sugimoto 杉本 (the origin of cedar), Hayashi 林 (forest usually small) or Matsuda 松田 (pine field).

But as we said in a surname it is not common to see the name of the flowers, and much less when its writing or kanji match exactly with the name and pronunciation of the flower, that is why it is said to be one of the rare Japanese surnames but it is also said to be special.

18. TAUE / 田植 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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We begin the list of uncommon Japanese surnames with Taue (田植), as only about 130 people carry the surname.

The meaning of Taue (田植) is: Rice sowing or rice planting.

They were in charge of planting rice, they were also in charge of the rice field during the year, they protected and pampered it, that is why their surname was Taue.

17. KEANA / 毛穴 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Keana (穴) is one of those uncommon Japanese surnames as there are only 130 people who bear it.

Keana (毛穴) meaning is: Pores (of the skin).

It is not known exactly why Keana was given to Japanese people in the past, the reason is unknown and that is why it is also considered one of the rare Japanese surnames.

16. MIZOROGE / 御菩薩池 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Mizoroge (御菩薩池) is also one of those uncommon Japanese surnames as there are only 120 people who bear it.

The meaning of Mizoroge (御菩薩池) is: Bodhisattva pond

These families were in charge of the Bodhisattva pond, when it existed either near the temple or in the outskirts. They were in charge of the care and cleanliness to keep it always kind and shining as they worshiped it.

15. SENJU O SENJOU/ 先生 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Senju (先生) is also one of those uncommon Japanese surnames as there are only 120 people who bear it.

Senju (先生) meaning is: Professor

This surname was usually carried by the sages of Japanese villages who taught as teachers to children or elderly people in need.

The Kanji 先生 is Sensei, but as a surname it reads Senjou or Senju.

14. SUISHA / 水車 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Suisha (水車) is one of those uncommon Japanese surnames as there are only 110 people bearing this surname.

The meaning of Suisha (水車) is: Water wheel or water mill.

It is said that Suisha was carried by those who were in charge of providing water by means of the mechanisms (wheels or mills).

13. KYOTO O KIYOUTO/ 京都 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Kyoto (京都) is one of the uncommon Japanese surnames as there are only 90 people bearing this surname.

The meaning of Kyoto (京都) is: Former capital of Japan.

The Kyoto Kanji (京都), can be read as Kyouto, Kiyouto or Kyoto. Even this same kanji can be read as Miyako in surname, so if you see this surname on someone you better ask them Kyoto or Miyako? And then you will know the exact answer.

12. MOMO / 百百 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Momo (百百) is also one of the uncommon Japanese surnames as there are only 90 people bearing this surname.

The meaning of Momo (百百) is: From One Hundred to One Hundred

You can think of Momo as peach, (i.e. as Japanese fruit), but in that case the kanji 桃 would be used instead of 百.

11. WAMURO / 和室 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Wamuro (和室) is one of the uncommon Japanese surnames as there are only 80 people bearing this surname.

The meaning of Wamuro (和室) is: Japanese style room or Harmonious room.

It is not known exactly why Japanese families were called Wamuro, but it is believed that it was because they were in charge of keeping the rooms clean, with a harmonious and clean style, in a typical Japanese room, probably feudal.

10. TOKEI / 時計 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Tokei (時計) is the top 10 uncommon Japanese surname as there are only 60 people bearing this surname.

The meaning of Tokei (時計) is: Clock

It is said that these families controlled the time, and helped people “from families with power”, to arrive on time to their places, that is, they had a function similar to a secretary with appointments.

9. NOSAKU / 農作 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Nosaku (農作) is in the top 10 at number 9 of the uncommon Japanese surnames because there are only 50 people currently carrying this surname.

The meaning of Nosaku (農作) is: Agriculture or agricultural product.

Normally these people used to carry this surname when they were farmers or worked with agricultural products and sold or exchanged them.

8. KAJIYASHIKI / 鍛冶屋敷 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Kajiyashiki (鍛冶屋敷) is in the top 10 but this time in the number 8 spot of uncommon Japanese surnames because that there are only 40 people bearing this surname today.

The meaning of Kajiyashiki (鍛冶屋敷) is: Blacksmith’s mansion or blacksmith’s house.

In the past, this surname was carried by people who were blacksmiths, or who helped the blacksmith and helped forge in his mansion or house the Japanese katanas so prized today.

7. GOGATSU / 五月 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Gogatsu (五月) is in the top 10 but ranked number 7 of uncommon Japanese surnames because there are only 30 people bearing this surname today.

The meaning of Gogatsu (五月) is: May (the month)

When a family had absolutely nothing and no occupation, or if the baby was abandoned in the month of May, its caregivers gave it the surname Gogatsu, referring to the baby found in that month.

6. HIME / 姫 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Hime (姫) is in the top 10 in the number 6 position of uncommon Japanese surnames because that there are only 30 people who carry this surname today, but you should know that this surname is very rare and sometimes evokes some problem with the opposite sex to female.

The meaning of Hime (姫) is: Princess

When a family was as rich as kings and princesses, but only had female daughters, the surname Hime came to adapt from that time, but nowadays as boys have been born in such families the surname Hime evokes many problems in boys.

5. HIGASA / 日傘 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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Higasa (日傘) ranked #5 in the top 10 of uncommon Japanese surnames, Higasa is carried by only 30 people today.

Higasa (日傘) meaning is: Umbrella

It is not known exactly or for certain why Higasa was given to the old Japanese families, and there are many rumors circulating about this surname.

4. IEKAMI / 家神 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Iekami (家神) in the number 4 position in this top 10 of the uncommon Japanese surnames, because this surname is carried by only 20 people today.

The meaning of Iekami (家神) is: House of God.

It is said of those who lived by and for the God of that sanctuary or temple.

3. DANGO / 団子 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Dango (団子) is ranked number 4 in this top 10 of uncommon Japanese surnames, as this surname is carried by only 10 people today.

The meaning of Dango (団子) is: Dumpling (dango dessert).

The people who used to wear them in the past were the artisans of this famous Japanese dessert.

2. HINODE / 日ノ出 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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With the surname Hinode (日ノ出) we reach number 2 in this top 10 of the uncommon Japanese surnames, as this surname is carried by only 10 people today.

Hinode (日ノ出) meaning is: Sunrise

Rumor has it that Hinode was given to those in charge of waking up their people at dawn to begin work.

1. MIKAN / 蜜柑 (Uncommon Japanese surnames)

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The surname Mikan (蜜柑) is number 1 in this top 10 of uncommon Japanese surnames, as this surname is carried by only 10 people today.

The meaning of Mikan (蜜柑) is: Satsuma mandarin (Japanese citrus fruit, Citrus unshiu).

It is said of those families in charge of the cultivation of Mikan, a Japanese citrus fruit that tastes like a tangerine of the Satsuma variety, with the scientific name Citrus Unshiu.

If you know someone or even a famous person who has one of the uncommon Japanese surnames, or the uncommon Japanese surnames, tell us about it in the comments!

Just as if you want to know more about any of these surnames, leave a comment and we will gather as much information as we can for you and to satisfy your curiosity about these surnames.

Source: みょうじ (for list of surnames) and various Japanese sources and old books for the origin of each.

All that is known about the God Ame no Hohi 

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Ame no Hohi 天穗日命 (アメノホヒ), is also known as Ame no Hohi no Mikoto or simply Hohi no Kami, is a Japanese deity that is part of Shinto mythology.

Ame no Hohi, is a less known and mentioned figure compared to other more prominent gods, but still has its importance in Japanese tradition, which we are going to tell you about below.

Origin of the god Ame no Hohi

Ame no Hohi is one of the gods featured in the ancient Japanese mythological text called “Kojiki” (古事記), which was compiled in 712.

In the Kojiki, the founding myths of Japan are narrated and Ame no Hohi is mentioned as one of the creator gods appearing as 天之菩卑能命, although he is known as 天穗日命 (アメノホヒ) today.

Then you may wonder who was the God Ame no Hohi?

Ame no Hohi 天穗日命 (アメノホヒ) was born from the Magatama that the goddess Amaterasu and the god Susanoo wore when they made their promise.

The name of the decomposed god means:

  • Ho: means skin
  • Hi: means fire

Therefore HoHi as a whole means and represents “an ear of rice whose life force burns like fire”.

In the myth of the transfer of the country, he descended as the first negotiator with the great lord, but it is said that he became the god ancestor of Izumo Kunizoku and the Doshi clan as he was.

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Divine function of Ame no Hohi

Although not many stories or legends are described about Ame no Hohi, he is considered a god of agriculture and prosperity.

His role would be related to the growth of crops and the fertility of the land.

  • Mainly he was the God of: God of rice porridge, Agricultural God, God of sericulture, God of cotton, God of Industry.

But if you prayed and worshipped the God Ame no Hohi

  • Protection of agriculture and sericulture
  • Academic improvement
  • Thriving business
  • Good marriage
  • Passing the exam
  • Land development
  • Fortune
  • Industrial Promotion

That is why many faithful, especially from Izumo, went and go to the shrine dedicated to the God Ame no Hohi to obtain such benefits.

Legend about Ame no Hohi

There are 2 legends about Ame no Hohi, one very different from the other, we are going to write both of them for you, but we will go more into the famous one.

Myth of the cession of the country according to Kojiki with Ame no Hohi

The myth of the cession of the country, also known as “Kuni yuzuri no Kami” (国譲りの神), is an important part in the Japanese mythology narrated in the Kojiki.

In this legend, it is told how the ruler of Izumo province, named Okuninushi, decides to cede control of the country to the Tenjin gods of Takamagahara (god of the sky) and how Ame no Hohi plays a crucial role in this story.

The legend of Ame no Hohi is as follows:

Okuninushi was a god and ruler of Izumo province, known for his wisdom and skills in medicine and healing. However, despite his wisdom and skills, he had a rivalry with his brothers, who wished to rule over Izumo in his place.

One day, the gods sent Ame no Hohi as the first heavenly messenger to visit Okuninushi. Ame no Hohi was sent with an offer for Okuninushi to cede control of Izumo to the Tenjin gods of Takamagahara.

In receiving the divine messenger, Okuninushi showed great wisdom and prudence. Instead of resisting or rejecting the gods’ offer, he decided to consult Susanoo for advice.

Susanoo, known for his mischievous nature, suggested that Okuninushi ask the gods for a divine test to prove his legitimacy as ruler. The gods agreed and proposed a series of tests, which included asking Okuninushi to bathe in a river and exchange his clothes for a divine garment, which would not get wet in the water.

Okuninushi successfully passed all the divine tests, which impressed the gods and confirmed his right to rule Izumo. Recognizing his wisdom and abilities, the gods finally accepted Okuninushi’s cession of the country.

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Despite ceding control of the country to the Tenjin gods, Okuninushi was not completely displaced and still retained his importance and position in Japanese mythology as the “High Priest” and the god of medicine and healing.

This legend illustrates the theme of the transition of power and respect for wisdom and righteous judgment in Japanese mythology.

In addition, the god Ame no Hohi plays a significant role as the heavenly messenger who initiates the cession of the country and sets an important precedent for the relationship between the gods and the human ruler.

The other myth of Ame no Hohi

The story unfolds in the form of Amaterasu Okami, and the supreme commander of Takatengen, sending messenger gods to earth one after another as a negotiator to force Okuninushi to surrender him.

The first messenger to appear is Amenohohi.

Amenohohi, who descended to earth, was completely satisfied while persuading the god Okuninushi. They forget their mission and live on earth, and even after 3 years, they do not report anything to Takatengen and fail in their main role.

Later, when the other messengers managed to pacify the land, they continued to serve the god Okuninushi, and it is said that Amenohohi and his son Tatehira Torimei became the ancestor gods of Izumo Kunizoku and the Doshi clan.

They treat him as a disloyal god with a weak will to sabotage his role, which is why this myth is not so well known or loved.

Shrines where the God Ame no Hohi is worshipped

Kiryu Tenmangu 桐生天満宮群馬県桐生市天神町1-3-1
Moroyama Izumo Ibobi 出雲伊波比神社埼玉県入間郡毛呂山町岩井西5-17-1
Kameido 亀戸天神社東京都江東区亀戸3-6-1
Fukagawa 深川神社愛知県瀬戸市深川町11
Kaiyu Tenho Nichinomiya 天穂日命神社京都府京都市伏見区石田森西66
Watamuki Mamioka Minka 馬見岡綿向神社滋賀県蒲生郡日野町村井711
Amahoninushi 天穂日命神社鳥取県鳥取市福井字・宮ノ谷361
Nogi Shimane 能義神社島根県安来市能義町366
Izumo Taisha 出雲大社島根県出雲市大社町杵築東195
Hachioji 八王子宮高知県室戸市浮津二番町66
Mineben kago 枚聞神社鹿児島県指宿市 開聞十町1366
Dazaifu Tenmangu 太宰府天満宮福岡県太宰府市宰府4-7-1
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JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY AND YOKAI: 11 Japanese creatures with their legends

In this article you will find Japanese mythical creatures such as: The most fascinating demons, Yokai, monsters, dragons and spirits of Japanese mythology.

Yokai and the 4 Sacred Creatures of Japanese Mythology (Cardinal Points)

Yokai and the 4 holy creatures

Japanese mythology has a rich universe of fantastic creatures halfway between animals and spirits. Most of them are Yokai (demons), either as spirits, ghosts, monsters or animals, which have been depicted in paintings or books since ancient times.

Yokai are stronger than humans and have magical powers that are often used for evil purposes. These Japanese mythical creatures live in forests, streams, houses and fields, so be careful never to cross paths with one. Their weapons are deception and transformation.

Humans cannot defeat a Yokai, but there are higher forces that can, such as taijiya (demon hunters) or Buddhist monks who fight Yokai with the blessing of Buddha. There are, however, a number of Yokai who are good and can live with mankind. There are even some Japanese mythical creatures known as demi-demons.

Curiosity: The Yokai, as you may have noticed in the anime of the same name and in hundreds of other anime we can see the Yokai.

In China they also have the same protector gods but with different names: Xuán Wu, Zhu Què, Bai Hu and Qing Lóng.

The 4 Yokai Creatures | Japanese Mythology | Japanese Mythology Creatures

These gods are the guardians of the city of Kyoto and each one protects an area of the city according to its location in the cardinal points. In the city there are temples representative of each deity.

In 1983 the Kitora tomb was found in the village of Asuka, one of the few ancient records of these four gods. In it are painted representations of these gods on the walls according to their cardinal orientation. In addition, a system of constellations is painted on the ceiling.

1. Suzaku「朱雀」| Japanese mythology

Yokai Suzaku, representing the South

This Japanese myth involves Suzaku, which represents the South and would become like a version of the phoenix bird linked to fire and summer. It is also the protector of the city of Kyoto and is the only Japanese sacred animal to give its name to a constellation.

As a divine being, Suzaku was consolidated in Japanese folklore by the influence of Chinese tradition introduced into Japanese mythology, as a large bird of vermilion color and bright plumage that defends the city from the cardinal point of the south by opening its jaws and launching large fireballs against enemies.

CURIOSITY: In Kyoto you can find the suzaku portal (suzakumon) which was the entrance to the imperial palace of the ancient capital “Heijô-kyo” of Nara. The portal communicates through the great avenue of Suzaku with the Rajômon gate that was the entrance to the capital.

2. Genbu「玄武」| Japanese mythology

Yokai Genbu represents the North

This Japanese mythical creature is a turtle with a coiled snake called Genbu represents the North and symbolizes the earth and winter. It is inspired by the black turtles of the north and, under the influence of Chinese religion, carries the value of honorability. Female turtles cannot mate with male turtles, but they can mate with snakes. Hence their shape.

However, in Japanese mythology, this fact caused the word ‘turtle’ to spread over time as a synonym for an unfaithful woman, and the value of honor began to lose its purity.

3. Byakko「白虎」| Japanese mythology

Yokai: Byakko’s tiger

During the Han dynasty, the tiger was a sacred animal revered as the king of all beasts, and when the Chinese tradition introduced its mythological universe in Japan, it came to represent one of the cardinal points, the West, as a great white tiger symbolizing the wind and autumn.

In addition to defending and protecting, the Byakko tiger guided the good rulers in their decisions and their bad practices. Therefore, in addition to fierceness and strength, this great white tiger treasured the qualities of wisdom and justice.

4. Seiryu「青龍」| Japanese mythology

Yokai Seiryu cardinal point East

It is the second dragon of the four sacred creatures of Japanese mythology, but unlike Suzaku, Seiryu is blue and represents the cardinal point of the East, water and spring. He is revered in many parts of Japan and is reproduced in a large statue at the entrance of Kiyomizu temple.

In the same temple, there is a large water fountain that according to popular beliefs is provided by this mythical Japanese creature itself, and it is recommended to drink its water once a year as a sign of worship to one of the four protectors of the city.

CURIOSITY: The temple of Kiyomizu (Kyoto) represents the blue dragon. Before entering the temple there is a statue of the dragon, which is said to be drunk at midnight from the fountain inside the temple complex. After doing so every year, they gather in ceremony to worship the dragon from the east.

Curiosity: It appears in the anime Fushigi Yugi.

We have seen 4 beings of Japanese mythology creatures let’s see the 7 Japanese mythological animals:

The 7 Japanese Mythical Creatures | Japanese Mythology | Yokai | Japanese Mythology Creatures

Japanese mythology, based on animistic tradition and belief in spirits, is full of fantastic creatures with animal-like appearance and magical powers. Many of them are yokai (demons), and produce fear and terror.

1. Shinigami「死神」(as in Death Note) | Japanese mythology | Yokai

Representation of a Shinigami

With an ambiguous interpretation within Japanese mythology, in some regions, Shinigami is known as a positive being that accompanies the deceased on the journey to the afterlife, and in others, it is described as a terrifying being that induces human beings to death.

Shinigami is the Japanese mythical creature that would be the equivalent of the grim reaper, but in this case, in addition to visiting the person when they have to die, they are in charge of provoking their death and deciding how they will die.

Since suicide is frequent in Japan, Shinigami has finally been considered the spirit of suicide.

The Shinigami’s appearance is most disturbing, because they are described as emaciated consisting only of skin and bones, with a demonic face, long white hair and two red horns emerging from the skull. They carry a small dagger in their mouth with which they cut people’s lives.

Curiosity: In fact, the impact of this Japanese mythical creature role in the time of death of people is such that Shinigami has inspired decisive characters in anime such as Death Note: in this case, the Shinigami is the being that dropped among the mortals the notebook in which they would write the names of those who are going to die.

2. Ubume「姑獲鳥」| Japanese mythology | Yokai

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This type of Japanese spirits are embodied in a demonic creature that absorbs the souls of women who died during childbirth. They also represent mothers who let their children die, turning them into a fearsome being hated by all.

It is one of the most feared Yokai and has its origin in the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons that during the Tokugawa dynasty collected all kinds of spirits and supernatural creatures. Among other Japanese mythical creatures, this compendium includes the legend of Ubume, in which a wandering spirit in the form of a woman with a dead baby in her arms appears begging among passersby before disappearing.

During ancient Japanese dynasties, it was common to bury humans alive under bridges, dams and castles to appease the wrath of the gods and protect them from natural disasters. According to this Japanese legend, a mother and her child served as a sacrifice, and her spirit has been trying to take revenge on humans ever since.

3. Kitsune, the Japanese fox「狐」| Japanese mythology | Yokai

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Kitsune the Japanese fox

The Japanese fox is one of the most popular and widespread Japanese mythical creatures, representing wisdom, experience and divinity. The particularity of these beings is that they increase their wisdom with age, so the older they are, the wiser they are. They are also more intelligent the more tails they have, reaching a total of nine.

According to Japanese mythology, these foxes can change their appearance, but they do not use it to deceive but to transform themselves into loyal and friendly protectors. Kitsune are spirits that when they reach nine tails, about 1,000 years old, they turn golden.

There are two types of kitsune or Japanese foxes: the zenko, good or heavenly foxes that act as emissaries of the god Inari, and the yako, or mischievous and evil foxes. In ancient Japan, men lived near foxes and attributed divine qualities to them.

Curiosity: It appears in the anime Naruto.

4. Jorogumo「絡新婦」| Japanese mythology | Yokai

the spider (yorogumo)

Halfway between spiders and the black widow, this terrifying spirit of ancient Japan has the body of a large arachnid that lives to be 400 years old and has magical powers that allow it to take the form of an attractive woman to trick men and then kill and eat them.

According to Japanese mythology, Jorogumo live in dark caves or holes in the farthest corners of the forest, as they are essentially a demon with an appetite for solitude. However, they are dangerous beings when they are hungry, and when they encounter humans, especially if young, they do not hesitate to use their wiles.

Originally, Jorogumo was a woman who lived in the forest and lured young people with the sound of her instruments. While they were hypnotized, this Japanese demon turned into a huge spider that immobilized the victim with silk threads and then devoured them. They are intelligent and cunning beings.

5. Yuki-onna「雪女」| Japanese mythology | Yokai

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This is one of the most well-known Japanese female names: Yuki-onna, the woman who leaves people frozen with breath. She is another of the most fascinating mythological creatures in Japanese folklore. She lives in frozen areas and appears as a pale lady who appears when it snows and lures disoriented hikers to turn them into pure ice when she breathes on them.

She is one of the most beautiful Japanese spirits and her origin is linked to a woman who died of hypothermia during a snowstorm. In the past, Japanese folk beliefs gave her an evil and deadly personality, but over the centuries her image has been softened and in some places she is even revered as a protector against snowstorms.

Another legend about Yuki-onna, much more macabre, says that in the middle of a storm she can appear in your house asking for shelter and, if you let her in, she will kill you in your sleep. Some versions describe her as a blood-sucking vampire.

6. Kappa「河童」| Japanese mythology | Yokai

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Within the rich Japanese folklore, Kappa is one of the most important demons (Yokai) in Japanese mythology. His appearance is like a frog the size of a child with a shell and the head of a turtle.

That is why Kappa lives in streams and rivers. Kappa’s powers come from a water-filled cavity in their head and that is their source of life. They are very feared beings because they steal vegetables, harass women and kidnap children. In fact, Kappa is known because they love to kill children.

The only way to escape from such terrible creatures is to show them fire or bow, as they are guided by the Japanese code of conduct. Kappa’s virtue is that they speak the Japanese language. Fun fact: They love cucumbers!

7. Tanuki「狸」 | Japanese mythology | Yokai

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Japanese tanuki raccoon dog

The tanuki are related to the Japanese raccoon, they have great magical powers. Their great power is to confuse and deceive the people of the forest by putting a magic leaf on their head to distort the reality and vision of others.

Thanks to a magic leaf, Tanuki turns into a beautiful woman and makes the disoriented walker believe that they are in a house in the middle of the forest. After a party, people will fall asleep and wake up the next day with empty pockets.

The Tanuki’s reputation as tricksters and merchant thieves is well known. Initially, they were deified as lords of all the elements of nature, but with the advent of Buddhism, they lost their divine character.

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Learn about the Japanese legend of Kiyohime, a story of love and revenge (清姫)

The snake woman named Kiyohime (清姫), is one of those rare yokai who started out as a human, but whose emotions ran so deep that she ended up becoming a snake… Read her story of love and revenge!

Anjin Priest and Kiyo – (Japanese legend of Kiyohime 清姫)

At the time of Emperor Daigo in Japan, there lived a handsome young priest named Anjin. Every year he made a pilgrimage from Mutsu to Kumano.

On the way, Anjin rested at the mansion of Masago no Shōji (a local village headman), which was located along the banks of the Hidaka River.

At the Masago no Shōji mansion, a daughter named Kiyo, later Kiyohime, was born. Over the years, Kiyo fell in love with the handsome priest Anjin and believed that he liked her too.

Anjin’s prank on Kiyohime 清姫

The Japanese legend of Kiyohime

Kiyo was a cheerful young woman. Unfortunately, she also enjoyed causing trouble in the mansion, so Anjin tried to convince her to behave, jokingly telling her that if she behaved, he would marry her and then she could return with him to Mutsu.

Although it was just a joke to Anjin, Kiyohime took it seriously. She was very obedient while he was away, waiting for his arrival every year.

In the year she reached marriageable age, when Anjin was on his way to Kumano, Kiyohime reminded Anjin of what he had promised her.

He was embarrassed that Kiyohime had taken his joke seriously. He lied, telling Kiyohime that he would indeed marry her when he returned from Kumano. But, returning to Mutsu, he decided to go around the mansion, avoiding the young woman who was still waiting for him.

Kiyohime searched for Anjin

The Japanese legend of Kiyohime

When Kiyohime heard the news that the priest Anjin would not be stopping by her mansion, she realized that Anjin had lied. Filled with sadness at the betrayal, she ran out of the house, not bothering to put on her shoes. She ran after him down the road to the Dojo-ji temple.

Anjin, seeing her, asked the boatman Chikanobu to help him cross the Hidaka River. And he also asked the boatman not to help Kiyohime to cross.

He felt relieved after reaching the other bank, believing that he had finally escaped Kiyohime’s pursuit.

Kiyohime’s transformation into a snake woman

The Japanese legend of Kiyohime

However, it was too soon for Anjin to relax. Kiyohime, filled with grief and anger at the priest’s lies, dove straight into the Hidaka River. As she was tossed by the waves, her body transformed into a giant snake or dragon.

With her new Kiyohime form, she easily crossed the raging torrent and continued chasing Anjin, all the way to the Dojo ji temple.

The priests of the Dojo-ji, seeing Kiyohime transformed, hid Anjin under the great bronze bell of the bonsho.

But not even the metal of the bell could stop her. Kiyohime swung her long body around the bell and began to spew fire. Her fury turned into incandescent heat, hot enough to melt the metal of the bell. As the heat increased, Anjin, hidden inside, burned to death.

Kiyohime’s revenge 清姫

The Japanese legend of Kiyohime

Although Kiyohime’s revenge was completed, her heart was empty and aching when she killed the man she loved. Kiyohime dove into the Hidaka River, drowning, to follow him even in death.

However, in some versions, Kiyohime’s story does not end there:

Another version of Kiyohime’s ending

Some time after the death of Kiyohime and Anjin, an elderly priest of the Dojo-ji temple saw a snake in a dream. The snake told the priest that he was Anjin, who had now also become a snake because he was a liar.

The snake Anjin asked the priest to release him and Kiyohime from their suffering. When the priest awoke, he performed a ceremony for the 2 snakes, saving them and allowing them to rise and thus end up together for eternity.

ANIME FALL 2023: Complete list with dates + Trailers

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Anime fall 2023

We are back to the routine but the anime fall 2023 premieres come loaded with interesting news to make you enjoy the new and last season of this 2023.

Stay reading and enjoy everything that is coming!

① Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 3 | ANIME FALL 2023

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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 3

Synopsis Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 3 | Anime fall 2023

The shield hero Iwatani Naofumi, who defeated the Four Sacred Beasts “Reigame”, defeated the Kyou, the source of the Reigame’s resurrection in another world, and returned to Merlomark. He tries to prepare for battle against the new Four Sacred Beasts “Phoenix”, which is about to be resurrected, but the three heroes who erred in disrupting the Reigame have disappeared, and the territory held by Naofumi is also in a situation of uncertainty about its strength.

Naofumi, thinking to recover the scattered inhabitants of the ancient Rurorona village in preparation for future battles, visits Zeltobul, where the inhabitants were sold into slavery, and joins a clandestine game with Raftalia and Firo as a foothold for rescue. Subhumans seeking salvation, the three heartbroken heroes and Mine, aka Vicci, who acts in the dark.

Synopsis Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 3 | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 6, 2023
🔢 Episodes: 12
🎥 Studio: Kinema Citrus
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Adventure  ・ Drama ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 盾の勇者の成り上がり
Trailer Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 3

② Goblin Slayer II | ANIME FALL 2023

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Goblin Slayer II

Synopsis Goblin Slayer II | Anime fall 2023

Goblins are known for their ferocity, cunning and rapid reproduction, but their reputation as inferior monsters causes their menace to be overlooked. These vile creatures, who raid rural civilizations to kidnap females of other species in order to breed them, are free to continue their onslaught while adventurers turn a blind eye in favor of more rewarding quests with greater rewards.

To commemorate her first day as a Porcelain-ranked adventurer, the 15-year-old Priestess joins a group of young and enthusiastic rookies to investigate a goblin tribe responsible for the disappearance of several village women. Unsuspecting and inexperienced, the group soon meets their inevitable demise from an ambush while exploring a cave. With no one else left standing, the terrified Priestess accepts her fate… until the Goblin Hunter unexpectedly appears to not only rescue her with little effort, but to destroy the entire goblin nest.

As the holder of the prestigious Silver rank, the Goblin Slayer allows her to accompany him as he assists the Adventurer’s Guild in all goblin-related matters. Together with the Priestess, the High Elf, the Dwarf and the Lizardman, the armored warrior will not rest until each and every goblin in the borderlands has been eradicated forever.

Synopsis Goblin Slayer II | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 7, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Adventure ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: ゴブリンスレイヤー II
Trailer Goblin Slayer II

③ Spy x Family Season 2 | ANIME FALL 2023

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Spy x Family Season 2

Synopsis Spy x Family Season 2 | Anime fall 2023

For the agent known as “Twilight,” no order is too tall if it’s for the sake of peace. Operating as Westalis’ chief spy, Twilight works tirelessly to prevent extremists from triggering a war with the neighboring country of Ostania. For her latest mission, she must investigate Ostania politician Donovan Desmond by infiltrating his son’s school: the prestigious Eden Academy. Thus, the agent faces the most difficult task of his career: getting married, having a child and playing family.

Twilight, or “Loid Forger,” quickly adopts unassuming orphan Anya to play the six-year-old daughter and future student at Eden Academy. As a wife, she meets Yor Briar, a clueless office worker who needs a pretend partner to impress her friends. However, Loid is not the only one with a hidden nature.

Under the guise of “The Forgers,” the spy, the assassin and the esper must act as a family while carrying out their own agendas. Although these liars and misfits are just playing roles, they soon discover that family is much more than blood relations.

Synopsis Spy x Family Season 2 | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 7, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio:  Wit Studio, CloverWorks
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Comedy
🎌 Japanese title: SPY×FAMILY Season 2
Trailer Spy x Family Season 2

④ Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season | ANIME FALL 2023

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Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season

Synopsis Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season | Anime fall 2023

For as long as he can remember, Minoru Kagenou has been obsessed with becoming as strong as possible, which has led him to undergo all kinds of rigorous training. However, this desire does not stem from a desire to be recognized by others; instead, Minoru does everything he can to blend in with the crowd. So, while during the day he pretends to be an ordinary student, at night he arms himself with a crowbar and mercilessly beats up the local biker gangs. However, when Minoru is involved in a truck accident, his ambitions seem to come to an abrupt end. In his final moments, he laments his helplessness: no matter how much he trained, there was nothing he could do to overcome his human limitations.

But instead of dying, Minoru awakens as Cid, the second son of the noble Kagenou family, in another world where magic is commonplace. With the power he longed for finally within his grasp, he calls himself “Shadow” and founds Shadow Garden: a group whose sole purpose is to combat the enigmatic Cult of Diablos, an organization born from Cid’s imagination. However, as Shadow Garden grows in both membership and influence, it becomes increasingly clear that the Cult of Diablos is not as fictional as Cid intended.

Synopsis Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 4, 2023
🔢 Episodes: 12
🎥 Studio: Nexus
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Comedy ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 陰の実力者になりたくて! 2nd Season
Trailer Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season

⑤ Dr. Stone: New World Part 2 | ANIME FALL 2023

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Dr. Stone: New World Part 2

Synopsis Dr. Stone: New World Part 2 | Anime fall 2023

Thousands of years have passed since all of humanity was instantly petrified by a mysterious phenomenon. Senku, a scientist at heart with a superhuman brain, has awakened. Faced with Stone World, a world of stone where civilization has been destroyed, Senku decides to take back the world with the power of science. He gathers new friends and creates a “Kingdom of Science”. However, the “armed empire”, led by the strongest primate high school student, Shishiohji, stands in his way.

Aiming to purify mankind, Tsukasa tries to stop the development of science with a powerful force. After a fierce battle between science and military power, Chiku and the Science Kingdom take the lead and the two countries finally reconcile. To revive Tsukasa, who fell into a cold sleep due to the rebellion of his comrades and all of humanity, the Science Kingdom targets the source of the petrification ray.

Synopsis Dr. Stone: New World Part 2 | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 12, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: TMS Entertainment
🎭 Genre: Adventure ・ Comedy ・ Sci-fi
🎌 Japanese title: Dr.STONE NEW WORLD
Trailer Dr. Stone: New World Part 2

⑥ Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen | ANIME FALL 2023

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Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen

Synopsis Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen | Anime fall 2023

Takemichi Hanagaki saved the Tokyo Revengers crisis that occurred in the past but when he returns to the current era after ending the conflict with Haru Hara, he learns that he has become the top executive of the Tokyo Revengers. However, the joy is short-lived, and the modern Tokyo Revengers are still ruled by Tetsuta Kisaki, the root of all evil, and the situation has not been resolved at all. To save Hinata Tachibana, the only love of his life, and change the person he has been running away from, there is no end to his life’s revenge!

Synopsis Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 4, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Drama ・ Supernatural
🎌 Japanese title: 東京リベンジャーズ 天竺編
Trailer Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen

⑦ Sousou no Frieren | ANIME FALL 2023

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Sousou no Frieren

Synopsis Sousou no Frieren | Anime fall 2023

The demon king has been defeated and the victorious band of heroes returns home before disbanding. The four – the wizard Frieren, the hero Himmel, the priest Heiter and the warrior Eisen – remember their decade-long journey when the time comes to say goodbye. But the passage of time is different for elves, so Frieren witnesses his companions slowly passing away one by one.

Before he dies, Heiter manages to foist upon Frieren a young human apprentice named Fern. Driven by the elf’s passion for collecting a myriad of magical spells, the pair embark on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting the places the heroes of old had visited. Throughout their travels, Frieren gradually comes to grips with her regrets over missed opportunities to bond with her departed comrades.

Synopsis Sousou no Frieren | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: September 29, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Madhouse
🎭 Genre: Adventure ・ Drama ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 葬送のフリーレン
Trailer Sousou no Frieren

⑧ Saihate no Paladin: Tetsusabi no Yama no Ou | ANIME FALL 2023

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Saihate no Paladin: Tetsusabi no Yama no Ou

Synopsis Saihate no Paladin: Tetsusabi no Yama no Ou | Anime fall 2023

Two years had passed since he left the City of the Dead, and Will was now 17 years old. As a lord, he had developed the “River Port of Lights”, and little by little the “Forest of Beasts” had returned to life and smiles to the faces of its inhabitants. However, the forest is discovered to be abnormal, with flowers blooming out of season. Will and his friends go into the forest to solve the problem, and receive an ominous prophecy from the King of the Forest. A “black fire of woe” will break out in the Mountains. What evil lurks in the Rust Mountains, the ruined dwarven capital? The adventures of Will and his friends begin again with new encounters!

Synopsis Saihate no Paladin: Tetsusabi no Yama no Ou | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 7, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: OLM, Sunrise Beyond
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Adventure ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 最果てのパラディン 鉄錆の山の王
Trailer Kanojo, Okarishimasu 3rd Season

⑨ Kusuriya no Hitorigoto | ANIME FALL 2023

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Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

Synopsis Kusuriya no Hitorigoto | Anime fall 2023

At an imperial court in ancient China, a 17-year-old girl known as Maomao is kidnapped and forced to work as a servant in the emperor’s palace. Despite everything, she manages to retain her curious and pragmatic spirit, and plans to work until her years of servitude are over. One day, however, she learns that the emperor’s two sons have fallen seriously ill. She decides to act secretly, drawing on her experience as a pharmacist raised in the poor red light district.

Despite Maomao’s attempts to remain anonymous, he soon comes to the attention of Jinshi, an influential eunuch who recognizes his talent. Maomao soon finds himself at the emperor’s court, where he gradually makes a name for himself by using his knowledge and eccentric personality to solve various medical mysteries.

Synopsis Kusuriya no Hitorigoto | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 22, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: OLM, TOHO animation STUDIO
🎭 Genre: Drama ・ Mystery
🎌 Japanese title: 薬屋のひとりごと
Trailer Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

⑩ Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi. | ANIME FALL 2023

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Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi.

Synopsis Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi. | Anime fall 2023

Ryuuto Kashima is a shady high school student. As part of a punishment game, he is forced to confess to Runa Shirakawa, a girl of the highest caste in high school whom everyone admires.

They have different friends and different ways of having fun, and they are different in almost everything. However, they begin to relate to each other after being surprised every day by their differences and accepting them.

Synopsis Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi. | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 6, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: ENGI
🎭 Genre: Romance
🎌 Japanese title: 経験済みなキミと、 経験ゼロなオレが、 お付き合いする話。
Trailer Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi.

⑪ Undead Unluck | ANIME FALL 2023

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Undead Unluck

Synopsis Undead Unluck | Anime fall 2023

For the past 10 years, Fuuko has been afflicted by a disease that brings extreme misfortune to anyone who touches her. This has had a drastic effect on her surroundings, and has even inadvertently caused the death of those close to her, including her parents.

While standing on a bridge over the railroad tracks, Fuuko is touched by a strange man, causing the ground to break and she falls in front of an approaching train. However, when Fuuko finds the man’s corpse, she discovers that his body is regenerating and comes back to life.

The man, whom Fuuko calls Andy, is immortal and, like her, also desires death. Fuuko is reluctant at first, but eventually decides to team up with Andy to give him the best possible death; but a mysterious organization lurks in the shadows, hoping to take advantage of the duo’s strange abilities.

Synopsis Undead Unluck | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 7, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: David Production
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Comedy ・ Supernatural
🎌 Japanese title: アンデッドアンラック
Trailer Undead Unluck

⑫ Kanojo mo Kanojo 2nd Season | ANIME FALL 2023

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Kanojo mo Kanojo 2nd Season

Synopsis Kanojo mo Kanojo 2nd Season | Anime fall 2023

The protagonist, Naoya, is a first-year high school freshman. He confesses his love to Saki, whom he has always liked, and gets her to become his girlfriend. He is at the peak of his happiness. However, a beautiful girl named Nagisa approaches Naoya. Suddenly, she presses Naoya to confess that she wants him to date her. Naoya’s heart is shaken by Nagisa’s kindness, and he makes a decision…! A neo-standard love comedy that begins with an unexpected choice!

Synopsis Kanojo mo Kanojo 2nd Season | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 7, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: SynergySP
🎭 Genre: Comedy ・ Romance
🎌 Japanese title: カノジョも彼女 第2期
Trailer Kanojo mo Kanojo 2nd Season

⑬ Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu 2nd Season | ANIME FALL 2023

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Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu 2nd Season

Synopsis Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu 2nd Season | Anime fall 2023

One day, Sei, a twenty-something employee of a company, is suddenly summoned to another world as a “saint”. She starts working at a medicinal plant research institute, making use of her original love for plants, but her seriousness as a workaholic combines with her “saint power”, and Sei creates potions with 50% more effectiveness one after another. In addition, when defeating demons, she summons purification magic with tremendous power, and Sei’s reputation soars!

She is officially recognized as a “saint” and earns the respect of the people as the savior of the Kingdom of Sullantania. Johan and Jude from the research institute, Yuri from the court magician corps, and Albert, the “ice knight”, watch over her and support her. Even after becoming the most important person in the kingdom, Sei remains busy with her research, but her relationship with Albert gradually deepens, and a new development in their love story unfolds….

Synopsis Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu 2nd Season | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 3, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Diomedéa
🎭 Genre: Fantasy ・ Romance
🎌 Japanese title: 聖女の魔力は万能です Season2
Trailer Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu 2nd Season

⑭ Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 Part 2 | ANIME FALL 2023

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Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 Part 2

Synopsis Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 Part 2 | Anime fall 2023

A Japanese girl named Chise Hatori, 15, was sold for five million pounds at auction to a masked gentleman. She was abandoned at a young age and was willing to give herself to any buyer for the reason that she might have a place to go home to. On her way to an unknown destination, she hears whispers that the buyer got his hands on a “Sleigh Beggy”.

Ignoring these whispers, the man takes the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be the magician Elias Ainsworth. After a confrontation and teleportation magic, the two open eyes at Elias’ striking country home in rural England. She is greeted by fairies and surrounded by strange beings marking the beginning of Chise’s story as the former magician’s apprentice and bride.

Synopsis Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 Part 2 | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 5, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Studio Kafka
🎭 Genre: Drama ・ Fantasy ・ Romance
🎌 Japanese title: 魔法使いの嫁 SEASON2
Trailer Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 Part 2

⑮ Dead Mount Death Play Part 2 | ANIME FALL 2023

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Dead Mount Death Play Part 2

Synopsis Dead Mount Death Play Part 2 | Anime fall 2023

In a distant otherworld, the hero Shagrua, known as the “Disaster Shredder”, confronts the rare necromancer Corpse Temple to save the world. After a fierce battle, Shagrua appears to have defeated the Corpse Temple, but then magic is activated and the surroundings are shrouded in light.

At that time, his soul is transferred to another distant world and he awakens in present-day Shinjuku in the body of a boy named “Shinoyama Polka”.

Synopsis Dead Mount Death Play Part 2 | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 10, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Geek Toys
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Fantasy ・ Supernatural
🎌 Japanese title: デッドマウント・デスプレイ
Trailer Dead Mount Death Play Part 2

⑯ Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri | ANIME FALL 2023

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Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri

Synopsis Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri | Anime fall 2023

Despite lacking the right skills for his role in the Metropolitan Police Department’s investigative team, Totomaru Isshiki wants to solve murders and help people. On the advice of one of his superiors, he ventures to enlist the help of loner Ron Kamonohashi. Five years ago, Ron was the most promising detective at the illustrious Blue Detective Training Academy; however, for reasons unknown to the public, he sank into obscurity.

Totomaru expects a well-dressed, serene man, but what he gets is a messy, uninhibited eccentric man. After years of loneliness, Ron barely resembles his former self and refuses to even listen to the detective.

Synopsis Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 2, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Diomedéa
🎭 Genre: Comedy ・ Mystery
🎌 Japanese title: 鴨乃橋ロンの禁断推理
Trailer Kamonohashi Ron no Kindan Suiri

⑰ Kimi no Koto ga Daidaidaidaidaisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo | ANIME FALL 2023

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Kimi no Koto ga Daidaidaidaidaisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo

Synopsis Kimi no Koto ga Daidaidaidaidaisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo | Anime fall 2023

Upon graduating from high school, Rentarou Aijou manages to confess to the girl he loves. Unfortunately, he is rejected, marking his 100th consecutive rejection. After suffering heartbreak after heartbreak, he goes to a matchmaking shrine and prays in the hope of finally getting a high school sweetheart. Suddenly, the god of the shrine appears and promises Rentarou that he will meet a hundred soul mates in high school.

Although skeptical at first, Rentarou quickly recognizes the truth behind the god’s words when two of his soul mates – Hakari Hanazono and Karane Inda – confess to him on the very day they meet him. However, there is one detail the god forgot to tell Rentarou: if either of his soul mates fails to form a relationship with him, he will die. Now, trapped in a matter of life and death, Rentarou decides to date all of his soul mates.

With a heart so big that it can be divided among a hundred friends, Rentarou makes the most of his unexpected high school life, and the Rentarou family grows bigger and bigger!

Synopsis Kimi no Koto ga Daidaidaidaidaisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 8, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Bibury Animation Studios
🎭 Genre: Comedy ・ Romance
🎌 Japanese title: 君のことが大大大大大好きな100人の彼女
Trailer Kimi no Koto ga Daidaidaidaidaisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo

⑱ Hametsu no Oukoku | ANIME FALL 2023

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Hametsu no Oukoku

Synopsis Hametsu no Oukoku | Anime fall 2023

For centuries, mankind flourished thanks to the power of magic, a gift from witches to help humanity. But times have changed. The scientific expansion of gear has rendered both magic and witches obsolete. To rid humanity of the plague of magic, the mighty Empire of Redia began a ruthless hunt to exterminate all witches. Adonis was just a boy when the hunt began, apprenticed to a witch he loved dearly. When she perishes at the hands of the empire, Adonis swears vengeance. By the power of this furious sorcerer, blood will flow!

Synopsis Hametsu no Oukoku | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 6, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Drama ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: はめつのおうこく
Hametsu no Oukoku

⑲ Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai | ANIME FALL 2023

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Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai

Synopsis Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai | Anime fall 2023

After awakening from a magical stasis after a thousand years, the Dark Lord Leonis suddenly finds himself in the body of a ten-year-old boy. He quickly meets Riselia, a girl who confronts the Voids, creatures that have nearly exterminated mankind. Determined to uncover the mysteries of this strange new age, Leonis enrolls in the Excalibur Academy, a school that trains students to fight these enigmatic monsters. Could the Voids have a connection to Leonis’ past?

Synopsis Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 3, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Passione
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 聖剣学院の魔剣使い
Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai

⑳ Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi | ANIME FALL 2023

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Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi

Synopsis Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi | Anime fall 2023

Percival has always lived with his grandfather at God’s Finger, a remote retreat high above the clouds. And though he loves the simple life, he secretly longs for adventure. But Percival’s life changes forever when an intruder, who shares a shocking connection with him, uproots everything he’s ever known.

With nothing left to do but chase the one who took everything from him, Percival sets out on his own. During his journey, the sheltered boy discovers that there’s a lot he doesn’t know about normal life. Fortunately, he meets friends along the way who can help him get by, but how will they react when they learn of Percival’s fate…and how it’s connected to the end of the world?

Synopsis Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi | Anime fall 2023
📅 Release date: October 8, 2023
🔢 Episodes: Unknown
🎥 Studio: Telecom Animation Film
🎭 Genre: Action ・ Adventure ・ Fantasy
🎌 Japanese title: 黙示録の四騎士
Trailer Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi


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FLCL: Grunge

📅 September 9, 2023

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Buta no Liver wa Kanetsu Shiro

📅 October 8, 2023

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Hikikomari Kyuuketsuki no Monmon

📅 October 3, 2023

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Ragna Crimson

📅 October 1, 2023

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Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su

📅 October 1, 2023

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Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijou.

📅 October 2, 2023

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Konyaku Haki sareta Reijou wo Hirotta Ore ga, Ikenai Koto wo Oshiekomu

📅 October 4, 2023

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MF Ghos

📅 October 2, 2023

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Ojou to Banken-kun

📅 September 29, 2023

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Under Ninja

📅 October 6, 2023

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Hoshikuzu Telepath

📅 October 9, 2023

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Uma Musume: Pretty Derby Season 3

📅 October 5, 2023

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📅 October 1, 2023

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Arknights: Fuyukomori Kaerimichi

📅 October 7, 2023

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Paradox Live the Anim ation

📅 October 3, 2023

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Boukensha ni Naritai to Miyako ni Deteitta Musume ga S-Rank ni Natteta

📅 October 6, 2023

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Dekoboko Majo no Oyako Jijou

📅 October 1, 2023

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📅 October 3, 2023

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📅 October 5, 2023

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The iDOLM@STER Million Live!

📅 October 8, 2023

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Kikansha no Mahou wa Tokubetsu desu

📅 October 8, 2023

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki

📅 October 3, 2023

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Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth-hen

📅 October 1, 2023

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Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima +

📅 October 7, 2023

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Potion-danomi de Ikinobimasu!

📅 October 8, 2023

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Migi to Dali

📅 October 2, 2023

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Yuzuki-san Chi no Yonkyoudai.

📅 October 5, 2023

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Rail Romanesque 2nd Season

📅 October 6, 2023

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Megumi no Daigo: Kyuukoku no Orange

📅 September 30, 2023

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B-Project: Netsuretsu*Love Call

📅 October 3, 2023

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Bokura no Ameiro Protocol

📅 October 8, 2023

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Kibou no Chikara: Otona Precure ’23

📅 October 7, 2023

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Kizuna no Allele Season 2

📅 October 5, 2023

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Dog Signal

📅 October 22, 2023

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📅 October 5, 2023

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Boushoku no Berserk

📅 October 5, 2023

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Houkago Shounen Hanako-kun

📅 October 12, 2023

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Atarashii Joushi wa Do Tennen

📅 October 7, 2023

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Kawagoe Boys Sing

📅 October 9, 2023

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📅 October 4, 2023