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Apr 24, 2016 12:58 AM
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I've seen quite a few manga and anime with "Re" in the titles.

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Re: Zero
Re: Hamatora
Tokyo Ghoul: Re

What does the "Re" part mean?
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Probably something like Re from reiteration, or return
 
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Probably something like Re from reiteration, or return
So it's suppose to signify a reboot/retelling of the series?
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Again, doing something over, you know...
 
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I would think it would mean something like "response" like when you make an email back to someone and it says "Re:"
 
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Bun re. What the fuck does root a mean? yh I'm referring to Tokyo Ghoul

 
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Rebirth
Or something
Can't remember the word but it means Part 2
 
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Apr 24, 2016 8:37 AM

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Re is short for REal. Meaning 4real because they fucked up the first time.
So Tokyo Ghoul: 4real this time..

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Bun re. What the fuck does root a mean? yh I'm referring to Tokyo Ghoul

Something they made up to sound edgy.
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Haqase said:
Bun re. What the fuck does root a mean? yh I'm referring to Tokyo Ghoul


Root=Route
A=Aogiri

It's the major plotline difference from the manga and it's garbage.
 
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Haqase said:
Bun re. What the fuck does root a mean? yh I'm referring to Tokyo Ghoul

Root A refers to the root of the Aogiri Tree. A is the first letter of the organization and Root refers to the fact that it's called "Aogiri Tree." basically a dumb pun.
 
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InducedPhobia said:
Haqase said:
Bun re. What the fuck does root a mean? yh I'm referring to Tokyo Ghoul


Root=Route
A=Aogiri

It's the major plotline difference from the manga and it's garbage.


Wait... For real? didn't realized that
 
Apr 24, 2016 10:25 AM

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I don't think it means anything, they probably just want to make it sound cool.
 
Apr 24, 2016 10:32 AM

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A very nice syllable added to make look better the title.
 
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Re-done, Re-tried, Re-peat....basically the same series but done again with better graphics or through a different viewpoint. example: Non Non Biyori: Re
 
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Re is the ancient Egyptian god Ra.
Yugioh made it popular and they've been using it since then.
 
Apr 24, 2016 11:25 AM

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Re is just a simple English prefix

Rewrite, Reboot , Redo everything's short form would be "Re"
It simply means "Again" or something similar
 
Apr 24, 2016 11:32 AM
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Doing something again, like a review (you're viewing it again) or redo.
 
Apr 24, 2016 11:33 AM

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Nagirah said:
I don't know about else, but in Tokyo Ghoul if you add the "re" in front of each chapter title, it creates a new word that fits with the chapter in some way. It doesn't always translate well into english though. http://makyun.tumblr.com/post/123456788747/compilation-of-titles-puns-in-tgre


Haven't seen that yet. Everytime I go through TG I see something I haven't seen before.
 
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Re is the ancient Egyptian god Ra.
Yugioh made it popular and they've been using it since then.


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In the majority of cases, I would consider RE = In regards to.

In anime it may serve simply as 'a continuation', often replacing "Shou" or other designations within a franchise. I have never seen other specific uses of RE (I am not familiar with Tokyo Ghoul manga).
 
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RE as in 'repeat'. Or some variation of doing something over again.
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The prefix Re in front of a word (redo rethink etc.) means the action is being repeated. The RE: abreviation stands for reply and is commonly used in email or text messaging protocol. If you send a message to someone and they respond you will see RE: in front of your subject line denoting it's a reply from the person you sent it to.
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remember that the x in anime titles is silent.

So highschool dxd ->highschool dd
 
Apr 28, 2016 6:23 AM
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:Re from Tokyo Ghoul is the name of Touka's Cafe. I think it has the meaning of a new beginning.
 
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The re: found in emails is actually the shortened form for the Italian "In re" which has a few separate, but related meanings. The meaning used actually refers to "in regard to" and not "in reply to" (which is not a translation of the phrase at all). So in anime, it also means "in regard to". For example Re: CREATORS is "In regard to CREATORS" or Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu is "in regard to starting a life in another world from zero".
 
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Re as in repeat.

As in, repeating the same stupid titling gimmick over and over again because "recognizable thing" is basically all anime is capable of producing.
 
Jul 29, 2017 7:06 PM

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Re:Zero probably means "starting again from zero".

I don't know about ReLife.

I presume Re:Creators means "regarding creators".
 
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Lack of originality - they think it sounds cool.
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In Tokyo Ghoul case.

In chapter 86 Eto explains that in many languages, like Maltese, "re" means "king". The whole part is about the One Eyed King so its pretty fitting.


 
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It sounds cool for the titles. But I think it has so many different meaning. Re-turn, re-play, re-peat, well in the end, we are free to interpret what's the real meaning of it. Also we could assume from the anime plot, is it fitting the title.
 
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I've seen quite a few manga and anime with "Re" in the titles.

Examples:
Re: Zero
Re: Hamatora
Tokyo Ghoul: Re

What does the "Re" part mean?
It generally means redoing, or starting over again (restarting). Re:Zero is a perfect example, you'd get it if you watched it. It can also mean going back to something, like, in ReLIFE, it means having a life again (suck it fellow weebs and NEETs). It can also mean the reply indicator used in mails, especially if it has a ":" after it, as in Re:Creators, where the "characters" want to address something to their creators.
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"Re" of course means REEEEEEEEEE *insert the rest of the name of obvious overrated Anime here* lol, but tbh, it usually is the shortened form of "Redo"
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Japan likes to be cute.

Literally and figuratively.

This is their attempt at the figurative part of that.
 
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I don't know... It may come from Rewind/Redo or Rectum... depends on the anime.
 
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For tokyo ghoul they where going with re meaning king. Since ken was the one eyed king. I forget what chapter but they actually say it at least in the version I read on kissmanga. Most likely shows reference to ra which ichii_1 talked about in the comments as well. If you want the real story read the manga only season 1 is accurate.
 
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Nothing. Just cool sounding engrish derived from an email/messaging term.
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RE: means Reborn or Revive :D
all the character in manga with RE already died and was able to be reborn or revive from the dead.. can be in another place or in the same planet..
 
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Rebirth(Re:Zero)
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Response(Re:Creator)
 
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Well, both Re: Hamatora and Tokyo Ghoul: Re are sequels (or anything but the first season) so it's safe to say that it means "return" or "renewal". It also has an additional meaning for Tokyo Ghoul though. It's said that re means "king" so it fits with Kaneki's title of the One Eyed King.

For Re: Zero, I'm not sure. It might just be for the sake of making the title look cool. Or, it might have to do with Subaru's ability to come back to life. After all, he does return to the world of the living more than once (I think).
 
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it's just a name to make it more flashy...or something.


Revive, Reborn, restart, renew or whatever it is. I guess you should reaserch first the meaning of "RE". Like rezero, I kind of understand why the author picks that name...starting from zero...it make sense.

 
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