Thursday, August 4, 2011

I think I'll borrow that catch phrase!

It's bound to happen when you watch an anime that you enjoy.  You're going to really take in all the show has to offer, and that comes with character dialog and actions.  Along the path of a series, there will be some specific lines and actions that get repeated.  These things end up becoming a characters catchphrase or go-to gag.  Every time you hear that line or see that gesture again, you get that warm fuzzy feeling!

Some of those lines could be poor translations and others could be elements of a character that you just really enjoy.  Whatever it is, these things end up sticking with you.  It's something you come to expect from the series, and it's usually delivered time and time again.  You come to love hearing that stuff so much that you get the urge to take it on yourself!

My group of friends have had a handful of anime lines/dialog in general that has made it into our regular routine of one-liners and comments.  If you've seen the anime series FLCL, you might understand why we always ask each other if 'she stuck her tongue in'.  You might also know why we scream smooch at each other.  It's just one of those things that we all know and appreciate...perhaps because it's so strange to hear in normal conversation!

Have you found yourself mimicking anything you see/hear in anime?  Have you taken a character trait and adapted it to your real life personality?  Are friends and family in on the joke with you, or do they just think that you're off your rocker?!


  1. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei I steal phrases from there all the time!

    This is only a small SMALL section of Despair! RMC PLEASE WATCH THIS SHOW!

  2. Yeah if I ever did, people would think I'm off my rocker XD