Aoi & Mafuyu TIMES Vol.05


‡New Face, Aoi’s Special Blog!‡

Happy Birthday! 



Mafuyu(^q^): Hi our friends! It’s Mafuyu, a new member of Otaku Republic.

Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Hi! It’s a promising new member, NewFace Aoi! Sorry for a sudden notification but...


I really want to say something to our friends!

\Whaaat is it!?/

Aoi( ´_ゝ`): I just had a birthday!!!!!

Mafuyu(^q^): Happy Birthday! We got a birthday cake and celebrated you with all the staff at Otaku Republic!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`):!?



Aoi( ´_ゝ`): It’s Minashiro Soushi..........!!!! So beautiful........ Minashiro Soushi……

Mafuyu(^q^): It was so hard to find the picture of your favorite Soushi...

Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Thank you......!!! I was super moved.... It was such a fabulous birthday.....

Mafuyu(^q^): Good for you! It’s hard to eat it though~~

Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Here it is (picking up a knife).


Mafuyu(^q^): !!!! (...just cut it with no hesitation.....!!!)


M&A*・ω・)ノ*・ω・): Yum yum.


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): You made this kind of cake with a picture on Onoda-Kun’s birthday too, right? 

Mafuyu(^q^): If we have a picture, we can order and buy it! It’s cute, delicious and the perfect cake for our favorite character!

Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Really? Just like the Ita-Bag, you’re far ahead of everything, Mafuyu, huh?


Mafuyu(^q^): HAHAHA. And here are some gifts from everybody at Otaku Republic!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Bonobono-chan!!!!!!

Mafuyu(・∞・): You should put them in your bag right now~



Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Thank you for a lovely tea pot too! Now I’ll have an elegant tea time!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): You made me such a lovely cake but do you know anything about Soushi, Mafuyu?

Mafuyu(^q^): Nope, not at all.

Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Kidding!! You’re wasting your life if you don’t know anything about Minashiro Soushi!

Mafuyu(^q^): You’re exaggerating...

Aoi( ´_ゝ`): I really want people in the world to know about attraction of Minashiro Soushi! So now, let’s talk a little about him!


Minashiro Soushi is one of the characters from Fafner in the Azure. He is a friend of the main character, Kazuki Makabe and is also thought to be ‘a sub main character’. The story is about battle against the mysterious enemy, Festum, who came from the universe.


If I tell you about his attraction, it will almost become a spoiler...
Mmm.. Since it’s my birthday, I’ll share a setting related with names, with you!

‘Your name is the very first love that a child can get from his/her parents.” That’s what Maron-can from Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (Phantom Thief Jeanne) was saying. (`・ω・´)+!


His name in this story represents a position that he should be in.

Let me resolve his name, Minashiro Soushi, into smaller parts. Kanji Character of his name is 皆城総士.

皆(mina)=everyone  城(shiro)=castle
総(sou) =control  士(shi)=soldier

As you can see each meaning, he’s literally a soldier who fights for people, controlling other soldiers in the fortress (castle) called Tatsumiya-Island. (・ω・)ノ

He tends to be thought that he is a cold person since he always tries to put his priority on his purpose of defending the island instead of having his private emotions. He has strong sense of duty and responsibility that he has to defend Tatsumiya-Island where his friends live. But actually, he’s been struggled being between ‘himself as a leader’ and “himself who purely thinks that he wants to save his friends’.


For more details, watch anime☆ Burn his hard-working but clumsy figure into your memory! You’ll also see his cute little sister! If you haven’t watched any episode before, I recommend “Fafner in the Azure RIGHT OF LEFT” (✧≖‿ゝ≖)!


Just like you have some kind of meanings or origins in your name, characters also have various meanings in their names(`・ω・´)


Especially for Japanese names, the words or kanji themselves include the meanings. We also have a way of naming called ‘Kirakira name’, in which English names come first then Kanji are incorporated into them next. There are some names that sound the same but have a different meaning since they look different as well.


Anybody who likes setting up!
You might be able to discover something new if you analyze each character’s name( ´艸`)

Let us also check the origin of other characters’ names!


Boruto, Naruto’s son, was named after his uncle Neji, who died for Naruto and Hinata. Boruto is another way of calling Neji. What a heartbreaking story~~~ヾ(。>﹏<。)ノ


We can see clear origin from each character appearing in Meitantei Conan, which Mafuyu featured in the previous article. The main character, Edogawa Conan is derived from two detective novelists, Edogawa Ranpo and Sir Arthar Conan Doyle, just like it was said in the story.
Akai Shuichi and Amuro Tooru, who are taking active roles in the latest movie, are derived from Gundam. We might be able to solve their mysteries!?


Also, K (K Project)’s name is derived from a Japanese myth, characters appearing in Evangelion are derived from ships or submarines and characters appearing in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing have hidden numbers in their names, etc.... There are a variety of origins or mysteries!


Those origins are sometimes exposed in the story or are exposed formally as a hidden setting or even just the belief that fans guess. You might like each character even more if you research their names, looking them up in the Internet or a dictionary or even imagining as if you were his/her parent(*´꒳`*)!



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