personal thoughts about the meaning behind Rohan’s name:岸辺露伴
so, as I was having my daily “think-over-how-precious-my-bae-is” time, I noticed some connections between Rohan’s name and afterlife=Reimi
(Before starting my rambling, Araki sensei already said that 岸辺 is after a name of a place somewhere in Sendai he doesn’t remember, and 露伴 is named after Japan’s novelist Rohan Kouda幸田露伴, so this post is completely me overthinking)
Anyways! When you consider the meaning of each kanji characters in Rohan’s name, they oddly make sense.
岸辺(Kishibe)＝riverbanks or coast of lakes
露(Ro)＝dew, or something that is as fugacious as dew
伴(han)＝to be with
It may seem absurd in English, but as a Japanese, these kanjis are relatable.
In Japanese folklores, there is a river that runs between the Afterlife world and the present world called Sanzu River. Also, in Japanese poetry, dew is often used as a metaphor of life aka spirits. So, when you add all the characters, 岸辺露伴 can be coarsely interpreted as “at the bank of the river of Afterlife, I will be with you, my dear spirit”
In DiU, Rohan is the closest person to Reimi, our beloved ghost girl. And in a way DiU is a story of Rohan meeting his long-dead sister friend and trying to grant her last wish.
His relationship with Reimi, and the overall meaning of his name…It makes too much sense to be a coincidence, don’t you think?
So today thirty whole years ago, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure made it’s debut! Happy Anniversary JoJo and thank you Araki-sensei for creating such a wonderful series, one that I never thought I’d love as much as I do now <3
I found out today that Araki drew a poster specifically for my prefecture as it recently hosted a national sports festival. In the back are things that Iwate is famous for. I want a big poster of this for my wall.
so a bunch of jojos walked into jujo bar monday night INTO (OVER) HEAVEN, i’ve captioned the individual pics to contain my screaming
it really is a heartfelt shrine to jojo and an enduring act of pure love and dedication.. so much for ‘2 hours should be enough right’ lmao we were there til fear of missing the last train chased us out. loved the bar, love my jojodachi, love and bless DOR-san the incredibly dedicated owner, LOVE JOJO, HAIL ARAKI SENSEI MAY HE LIVE FOREVER
Caaaaaeeeeeejooooooseeeee. I can never get enough CaeJose. MMmmmm,
boy let me tell you about caejose bOY GOSH DARn
caesar is such a TSUNDERE with him trying to pretend that he doesnt actually care about joseph is so hilarious because its only when joseph is like “ohey good job caesarino” that caesar realizes that he was all buddy-buddy with joseph and then he is like “fuk u jojo i dont CARE about YOUR ass……..” but everyone knows, caesar, your gay ass has fallen for this huge chunk of muscly idiot
and i mean pictures like this
what is this araki sensei what is thiiiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssssss
what is all thisssssssssssss
you best QUIT IT araki sensei this is helping NO ONE