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X Zelda x's Blog Posts Tagged 'japanese' (3)

Prounouncing visual kei band names in Japanese

ディルアングレイ - Dir en grey : Diru an gurei : Deeru an guu-ray-ee (When said correctly in Japanese it pretty much just sounds like you're stretching out the English pronunciation of Dir en grey. Note: if in English you pronounce DER en grey, that is wrong, it is pronounced closed to DEER en grey, which is how "Diru" in Japanese is just sounding like a…

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Added by x Zelda x on February 13, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

one reason not to call yourself an otaku

A lot of anime/manga/etc Japanese pop culture fans (but especially anime/manga fans) call themselves otaku. Generally, it is assumed "otaku" means something like "nerd" or "geek", or to describe someone with much knowledge in a specific field. While those are part of the otaku definition, that's not all it means, and it's probably not the best idea to visit Japan proudly calling oneself an…

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Added by x Zelda x on January 26, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

what is Lolita?

Lolita is a fashion that originated in Japan, specifically in the Harajuku area of Tokyo, which is often heavily populated by teenagers of all styles on the weekends. Lolita is often cited as being influenced by the Victorian and Rococo eras, however, it is a modernised, very loose take on either period. It was first recognised as a subculture in the late 1980s, and has evolved much since then. It is…

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Added by x Zelda x on January 25, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

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