Useful Japanese Terms

Here's an ever-growing list of some Japanese words and phrases that go with the Anison territory...more to come!

    • animesongu: "Anime song."
    • anison: "Anison," slang shorthand for anime song.
    • ankooru: "Encore"; usually chanted ("An-ko-ru!") by the crowd at the end of a concert.
    • chiketto: Ticket.
    • endeingu: Ending theme song, often abbreviated as ED.
    • furukoorasu: "Full chorus"; the entire song, as opposed to its TV-size version.
    • hiiroosongu: "Hero song"; a song used in a tokusatsu production.
    • imeejisongu: Image song.
    • jouhou: Information.
    • kaien: An event's starting time.
    • kaijou: The time a venue's doors will open, prior to the event's starting time.
    • kaijou: The venue where an event is held.
    • kashi: Song lyrics.
    • kashu: Singer.
    • kyoku: Song.
    • kyuukei: A break or intermission.
    • miniraibu: "Mini live"; a short concert (usually 3 to 6 songs).
    • moushikomi: Submit an application for the chance to attend or participate in an event, win or purchase a ticket, enter a contest, etc.
    • moushikomi foomu: An application form to fill out and submit.
    • ongaku: Music.
    • oopuningu: Opening theme song, often abbreviated as OP.
    • raibu: "Live"; a concert.
    • rokuga kinshi: Video recording is prohibited.
    • rokuon kinshi: Sound recording is prohibited.
    • ryoukin: Fee or ticket price.
    • sanka: An attendee or participant.
    • sanka moushikomi: Submit an application for the chance to be an attendee or participant.
    • shashin kinshi: Photography is prohibited.
    • shikai: The emcee of an event.
    • shimekiri: A deadline or final day to order, purchase or enter.
    • shudaika: Main theme song (such as an opening or ending theme song).
    • shutsuen: A performance.
    • shutsuensha: A performer or performers.
    • sounyuuka: An "insert" song, heard during the course of a TV episode or movie but not the opening or ending theme song.
    • sutandeingu: "Standing"; a ticket with a "standing" notation is for a concert without seats or for an area in the concert's venue that does not have seats.
    • suteeji: "Stage"; the stage upon which a performance is held in a venue.
    • suteeji 1, suteeji 2: "Stage 1", "Stage 2"; terms to define a performer's multiple performances at the same venue on the same day. This could be two shows on the same day, or two portions of one show divided by an intermission.
    • toujitsu: The day of the event.
    • toujitsuken: A ticket sold on the day of the event.
    • or urikiri: Sold out.


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This page was created April 12, 2009. Last updated April 14, 2009.

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