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Name: Yukimura Seiichi
Anime: Prince of Tennis


Yukimura is a wonderful character that has lots of potential... His name is quite fitting to his character as well. "Yuki" is the kanji for peace or happiness, and "mura" means village. I think this reflects the serenity of his nature very well.

The more interesting part about his name is the fact that it stems from the historic Japanese war hero, Sanada Yukimura. A brilliant tactician and expert in the art of war, he almost led a successful campaign against the then-shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is ultimately betrayed and meets a tragic end. I think it's interesting indeed, that the powerhouse tennis team Rikkaidai's Captain (Yukimura) and Vice Captain (Sanada) are named after this true life hero.

"Sei" means soul or life force. This of course, speaks to Yukimura's passionate feelings toward tennis, and his incredible will to overcome his suffering to become greater than he is. Ichi is a common ending for a boy's name.

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Friday, January 07, 2005

* Name Meanings *

Archives of athena's Name Meanings

athena's notes:

I've decided to archive my name meanings feature from my sidebar just in case people wanted to see them after I've taken them down. And even if you don't...too bad! Lol... just kidding. Seriously though, I really like knowing what character names mean, because I think authors tend to put a lot of thought into naming their characters, and they often hint to personality traits, or the role the author intended for particular characters. Am I reading too far into it? I think it's just my literary side coming out. Anyways, these are all speculation and based on my own personal analyses, so read with that in mind... ^_~

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Name: Fuji Shuusuke (Syusuke)
Anime: Prince of Tennis

Contrary to first impression, Fuji is not written with the same kanji as the famous Mt. Fuji. Rather, the kanji for "Fu" means absent, or none; whereas "ji" is the kanji for the number two. Taken together, his name means "No other," or "Only one." I think this suits him very well, since he is considered a tennis prodigy, and is virtually second to none. He has also mastered the Triple Counter moves, making him a formidable opponent.

"Shuu" is the kanji for round, or to come around, and "suke" is a typical ending for a boy's name. Round things represent good luck, and in this case, probably reflects how well rounded a player and person Fuji is. I really like his name. ^_^

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Name: Kuchiki Byakuya
Anime: Bleach

This guy has an interesting name. Kuchiki literally means "rotting tree." The verb kuchiru aside from meaning to rot, can also mean to die forgotten, or unknown to the world. An odd but perhaps fitting name for a soul reaper?

Byaku is the kanji for white, and ya (which can also be read "suke") is a typical ending for a boy's name.

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Name: Marufuji Ryou
Anime: Yugioh GX

For his last name: "Maru" means round, and "fuji" is the character for wisteria (a type of vine plant). FYI, "fuji" is also the same character as "tou" for Mutou. This may be a reference to Mutou Yugi, the king of duelists...it's a nice comparison to Marufuji, the Kaiser of Duel Acadamia.

The character for his first name means brilliance (radiance) or clarity. This is likely to reflect upon his personality, which may seem elusive at first glance, but is actually quite sincere and straight-forward. I also think it has something to do with his role as a guiding light for his brother. On another interesting note, Bakura Ryou, the YGO character with the same name, uses a different character for his name. Bakura Ryou uses the character that means to end, or conclude. However, his name also has the alternative meaning similar to Marufuji Ryou - clarity and understanding.

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Name: Misawa Daichi
Anime: Yugioh GX

This guy has a very down-to-earth name. Literally. The "mi" from his last name means three, and the "sawa" refers to a large, shallow lake, or marsh. So three marshes.

His first name Daichi literally means "great earth." I think the water and earth references are a pun on his dueling style. He's got a deck for every attribute, including earth and water. Obviously, the one deck we've seen him play is the H2O deck. I also think the earth reference connects to his personality, of being very down-to-earth, and in a sense having a nurturing characteristic about him.

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Name: Oshitari Yuushi
Anime: Prince of Tennis

Oshitari has a name like a ninja. ^_^ "Oshitari" literally means "stealth feet," and it's a ninjitsu skill. "Oshi" (the kanji for "stealth") is the same character as "nin" in ninja. I wonder if this has a connection to the fact he is known as a "suspicious" guy on the court, and tends to keep his talents hidden. A ninja's primary skill, afterall, is covert (undercover) operations...

"Yuu" means to recommend, or encourage, and "shi" is the character for gentleman (or alternatively, samurai).

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Name: Manjoume Jun
Anime: Yugioh GX

It's about time I did this guy's name! Manjoume has the coolest name ever. "Jou" from his last name is an old Japanese measurement unit, equivalent to approx. 3.03 meters. But it's also the same character used for "joubu," a term meaning strong. Man means 10,000 (so manjou is 10,000 unites of jou). "Me" means eye, but in this case, it refers to the 10,000th jou. I like his name because it sounds very strong and bold.

Jun means rule or order. I just think it sounds cool. ^_^

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