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Q: Why does Ayaka Ohashi have the nickname "Hego-chin"?

Blue VariousAyaka Ohashi is a Japanese voice actress (seiyu). She has nicknames such as "Hasshī" and "Hego-chin". The word "Hasshī " is thought to be derived from her family name "Ohashi" . However, there is no character anywhere in her name that could be the source of the sound "Hego-chin". These days, she'...

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Q: Toradora: At the very last episode after the credits when taiga comes back, did she come back to stay or did she just visit?

GabiToradora: at the last episode after the credits when taiga comes back , did she come back to stay or did she just visit?

3:18 PM
Now with 20% more Baby Frieza
@Sakamoto mumble... let me check.....
Yep, I KNEW someone had to do this.
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She was a friend all along.
4:01 PM
(btw, this also reminds me I still have to find a better storage place for the Taiga figure I had rescued from an anime con)
A while ago I asked a Toradora! question on Lit
Q: Freudian/psychoanalytical interpretation of the triangular relationship in Toradora!

Eddie KalThe central theme in the Japanese light novel/manga Toradora! (とらドラ!) around which the entire story unfolds is the love triangle between the male protagonist Takasu Ryuji and his two girl friends, Aisaka Taiga and Kushieda Minori (Minorin). At the beginning of the story Ryuji has a crush on Minor...

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@EddieKal I am not a fan of Freud, nor psychology in general. I had always had that felling that "If I can't understand my mind, how can I explain others?". But as for your question....
It seems that the average relationship in Japanese stories follow some common tropes.
First, no one shall be happy.
@Derpy I share your distaste for psychology, but Freudian ideas are a different animal
At best you reach a status-quo of "open relationship but"
See the teaching of the Two Of Spades Sensei, Makoto Shinkai
Voice of a distant star? Enjoy your relationship mixed with General Relativity.
5 Centimeters Per Second? Spend your life regretting, then do nothing when you meet her again
@Derpy "Two Of Spades Sensei"?
I have seen some of Shinkai's works, but can't remember the details or the stories
@EddieKal In tarots, the two of spades represents a crossroad.
So, many cultures give it a meaning of "you were dumped", the two meet and go separate ways
I see
4:27 PM
The fact that the "spade" symbol is similar to an upside down heart helps.
and if you look at many Shinkai words, he seem to love love stories going wrong
Voice of a distant Star probably being the worst one.
Anyway, another thing I notice is that any triangle shall be resolved in only two different ways:
a) one options dies (also known as the Aerith Principle) or...
b) one option sacrifices themselves for the sake of the other.
Toradora is option b, Minori was lucky that Truck-chun wasn't around, or she would probably have been removed from the picture more drastically.
As for your question, isn't one of the themes in Toradora that both characters were pursuing an impossible ideal and not noticing what they already had?
Hence the reference to the Dragon and the Tiger destined to be together mentioned both at the start and the end of the comic/anime?
@Derpy Hmm but they are not together at the beginning of the story like they are at the end
Their love interests were not each other
But feelings change and some feelings develop between them
I don't know, I got the felling that the story implies some form of destined connection that they were fighting against in a way by looking at someone else
I mean that's a totally valid reading of it
And the thing about psychoanalysis, which is a totally different discipline from psychology, is psychoanalysis is not about what the author intended
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anyway, I somehow fear the question will stay ignored.
@Derpy I agree with your analysis of relationships portrayed in Japanese narratives. A lot of people often talk about some ideas when they discuss Japanese culture: wabi sabi, the aesthetic idea that life is imperfect, and it has to be imperfect, that is just the way it is, and it is sad but also extremely beautiful because it is imperfect
There's also this idea that the transience of happiness is the saddest and most beautiful thing ever (物の哀れ mononoaware)
To be fair, while I recognize the themes you mention here, the way I was suggesting it was that often they choose the easy-out.
Also love shouldn't be direct, straightforward, or showy. It should be implied, inhibited, because feelings are delicate. There's a popular saying in Japan: Japanese people don't say "I love you"
@Derpy You mean all anime creators choose the easy way out?
@EddieKal I mean that I usually see three endings:
A) no resolution => Orange Road (mythical lazy )
b) girl (always the girl) dies => Cloud&Tifa&Aerith (lazy)
c) one of the two options quit the fight and start working to make the other option win => Toradora (somehow lazy)
also, it is mostly two girls, one boy.
unless you step into the "too many options" - see Ranma & Co in which case there is only one "right option" and all the other are there only for added drama
5:02 PM
But there's also a lot of works with a happy-ending style resolution
I watch/reach too much to remember specific details but just some recent ones I watched
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, the guy from outer space stays on earth forever with the girl
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea, all the main characters basically pair up at the end
@EddieKal Was the relationship the focus of the story? Doesn't count otherwise :P
@Derpy I'd say yes about the two I have listed.
Let me see.....
> Since long ago, human civilization had lived on the ocean floor. However, there were many humans who wanted to live above the surface and they moved to land creating a fundamental separation between the two.
After their school-(Nami Middle School) closes down, four 14-year-old middle school students from the sea village, Shioshishio, have to attend Mihama Middle School on the surface. What follows is their struggles to adjust to a new environment and the relationships between the sea and land people, while dealing with their own newfound feelings that have just started appearing with the
I am racking my brain trying to think of more. I can't remember what else I have watched in the past year. A lot but I am blanking on the titles
@Derpy Yeah and the story revolves around who likes who and why can't the main guy be with the main girl, and why the heck does the girl die at the end of the first season (she doesn't die, just gone for a whle)
And the twist in the second season is: why the heck does the girl come back missing her ability to love
naaaah, too much plot in this one, enough to avoid the curse. It only applies when the relationship of a couple is the central point and everything else is just needed for background :P
5:11 PM
I don't know what to say to that
I see your point, and I agree this much: Japanese narratives seldom show ラブラブ (love-love, meaning a happy relationship)
We don't often see a couple joined at the hip, showing off their affection and remain happy throughout the story
That doesn't happen
But resolutions do exist
yep, I know, I was mildly joking in there.
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Q: what is the ost playing during this video at 0.00

Sajid TEGhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMJ_WOZIFMw&t=6s it plays at 0:00 in this video i looked all over but found nothing

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@Derpy as someone who loves Baby Yoda i do object to this

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