original baka

anonymous asked:

I haven't read spring of the heart... Can someone explain what exactly the disease is? Like, what does it do to the person who has it? I tried to find a summary of original on baka updates but there was nothing written for 'hanahaki otome'

So from my memory, it went like this -

The world turned cold and dark. Flowers and spring were practically nonexistent. Nature, I think, planted seeds in everyone’s hearts for a chance to grow and blossom. This was known as the disease, or love virus, which is the foundation of the story.

We were introduced to two main characters:



They’re childhood friends and it’s believed Pansey fell in love with Mahger since this moment when they first ventured out to find a tree with pink flowers.

Society treats people with this love virus as royalty, because scientists will be able to research the seeds (which will grow into flowers when the person falls in love) and be able to bring the barren world back to spring.

However, everyone who has this love virus will ultimately end up in the same sad fate if they don’t end up being loved back.

Pansey, knowing this, denied his feelings. Yet he ended up with the love virus.

But he has to make a decision - have the government give him a very comfortable life of luxury and make Mahger love Pansey, almost forcibly, which would be very publicized or die.

We do not know what he’ll choose but we do see that Pansey was heartbroken and determined not to tell Mahger. Pansey would willingly let himself die to keep his forbidden love a secret.

  • Roxas: The first number you stated most likely indicates the way you present yourself to other people. Riku's five means he's cool and snickle, Aqua's two means calm and common sense, Terra's one means he should die, and Kairi's three means she's gentle and careful.
  • Terra: Wait, did you just say mine means I have to die?
  • Roxas: The second number you stated most likely represents your true self that you don't normally reveal to other people. Riku's six means fairness and kindness, Aqua's seven means strong feminine charms, Terra's four means he should die tragically, Kairi's nine means a strong will.
  • Terra: Wait, now I'm supposed to die tragically?

It’s always amusing how we see the teams brag or get competitive with each other for events in the past. 

Like in here in the opening of the Kyuugi Taikai, Team B Captain Yukirin states that they want to win this time as revenge for losing in the Onawa Matsuri before.

However competitive atmosphere rises when Lovetan from Team A taunts Team B. (Funny how she’s saying this to her former team.)

Lovetan: B in ‘biri’* won’t win! 
Yukirin: B is not for ‘biri’!

*A/N: biri means ‘last place’ 

Speed Wagon then teases Team A that they would be called “A is in ‘Ahho A’, ‘ahho’ meaning ‘idiot’.

But of course the sports minded Team K can’t help but brag and boast for their team’s win with full confidence.

Sayaka+Team K: K is for ‘Katsu wa* K’! K is for ‘Katsu wa K’!

*katsu wa = victorious/winning 

Kana however wants to defend Team B’s pride with her own statement.

Kana: B is for ‘Victory B’!
Speed Wagon: She said it! Wait a minute! There’s no B in victory! Victory starts with V!
Team B members: (to Kana) Victory has V! Not B!
-Kana realizes her mistake-

Oh Kana. 

Most of you might know that the Japanaese alphabet has no V. So when Japanese say English words that contain a V, the V would normally be replaced by B in Japanese since it sounds similar, which was what got Kana confused.

As expected from the original baka of AKB. XD


Also I can’t help but want to rewatch this bit over and over again…

As expected from Team K, just hilarious. No wonder why they’re my favorite team.

Captain Sayaka leading the chant, Miichan dancing and doing the ‘K’ pose in the back, and Yuko…looks like she’s doing some kind of oshiri wiggle dance there. XDD

[My Japanese is not very good, so the translations might not be 100% accurate.]

anonymous asked:

Halo, is there any different between BAKA and AHO? Thank sensei.


First, word origin. The word “baka” consists of the kanji “horse (馬)” and “deer (鹿),” and apparently the word origin of it came from someone in the Qin dynasty who read “deer” and thought it said “horse” and when someone corrected him, he had that someone’s head cut off. So people who do incomprehensible things (ie, can’t tell the difference between the kanji horse and deer and execute someone when they’re corrected) are people who are “baka.” (there’s also the story that this emperor was looking for a fine “horse” but someone brought out a “deer” instead and the servants kept insisting that it was a horse because they didn’t want to admit to their mistake, only to get killed in the end anyway – it’s been so long since classes that I don’t remember which is which anymore… but you get the idea).

“Aho” apparently originated from Liu Bei’s son, Ah Dou, in the Three Kingdoms period. Ah Dou was less competent than his father, so the meaning of “Aho” meant that if they left the “Aho” Ah Dou to rule, he would end up bringing their country to ruin. 

Grammatically, Baka and Aho would be different. If you are very passionate about something, you would be called a “~~baka” (for instance, “kenkyuu baka” for someone who’s crazy about research). 

If something is to the point of being exceedingly so, you’d say “baka~~” (for instance, “baka shoujiki” for someone who is honest to the point of being stupid, or “baka uma” for something that’s super tasty).

If some object doesn’t work anymore, you’d say it’s turned into a “baka.” 

You can’t use Aho for these sentences. Aho doesn’t have such a wide range of use as Baka. 

In the sense of context, Baka and Aho are two different insults that can come off as different degrees of rudeness depending on location in Japan. Some places (like Tokyo) you can say “baka” and some places (like Osaka) you can say “aho” where it comes off as cute and doesn’t anger the person you’re saying it to. But if you say the same words in reversed locations (“baka” in Osaka, “aho” in Tokyo), you will get very angry people. I won’t explain why that’s the case, you’d have to take courses in Japan’s social history and etymology for that.