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Poll: Do you find the word "Onii-chan" at least a little annoying?

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Sep 29, 2018 12:00 PM

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I personally find the word "onii-chan" annoying, as well as some other Japanese words for "big brother" to a lesser extent, although I don't really know exactly why. For some reason "big brother" doesn't irritate me as much even though it means (mostly) the same thing.
 
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Sep 29, 2018 12:00 PM

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The word itself, no.

The meme, though, yeah.

Also, squeaky-cute voices for characters I don't think it fits, yes too. But I know people disagree on this.
 
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Sep 29, 2018 12:02 PM

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No its just a word lol why get angry over it
 
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Sep 29, 2018 12:02 PM

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I actually really like the edgy oni chan memes, but it can be a bit annoying if used excessively.
 
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Sep 29, 2018 12:16 PM
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Not really. I don't get why it's so celebrated in anime though.
 
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Sep 29, 2018 12:25 PM

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I see you're not fully living up your username, OP. Just saying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Sep 29, 2018 12:34 PM

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I see you're not fully living up your username, OP. Just saying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



lol I'm not sure that's really a bad thing
 
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Sep 29, 2018 12:40 PM

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Sep 29, 2018 12:53 PM

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Not the word but the voice of the imouto is annoying to me. Weirdly I found the word big brother annoying in my regional dialect.
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Sep 29, 2018 12:55 PM

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I want a sister that calls me onii-chan feels bad man :(
 
Sep 29, 2018 12:56 PM
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She said it so many times I went and dropped the anime. Pissed me off.
 
Sep 29, 2018 1:00 PM

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No its just a word lol why get angry over it


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Not really. Is just like "Itadakimas" or "Kisama"
Is just a word.
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Sep 29, 2018 1:04 PM

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I don't hate the word but the way someone says the word does annoy me and the memes too.
 
Sep 29, 2018 1:06 PM

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Nope, that would be the same as non-native English speakers complaining "big brother" irks them. It's just a foreign phrase. That's all.
 
Sep 29, 2018 1:11 PM

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Not at all,i really love the sound of this word infact,this word along with the few others japanese ones are one of the main reasons why i love watching animes in original japanese version

As most of the foreign dubbers usually change these words from the japanese ones to that of their regional language.
 
Sep 29, 2018 1:59 PM

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Nah, but i get why you're annoyed with it
most characters who are known to say the word onii-chan alot are shitty brat waifu bait for filthy NEET Otaku that always act like a bitch and have a rubber ducky voice
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Sep 29, 2018 2:04 PM

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The word it's self, no.
Memes of it? Yes.

Cringe, is all what I have to say.
 
Sep 29, 2018 2:51 PM

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words weebs use are annoying in general.
 
Sep 29, 2018 6:24 PM

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i dont mind it... but i preffer "Aniki"
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Sep 29, 2018 6:52 PM

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I want an Imouto to wake me up in the morning, flashing her strawberry panty, shoving it in my mouth, and dearly saying "Onii-chan, okiru".
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Sep 29, 2018 6:56 PM

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Nah, I'm not at the least annoyed when I hear that word.
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:00 PM

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I think it depends on the tone of the characters saying that word, most of the time it feels super annoying (especially when coming from the loli moe shit), but for some special cases, it feels impactful, probably due to the scenario and context of the story.
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:05 PM

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Sep 29, 2018 7:07 PM

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the word itself, no. i dont really hate Japanese enough to hate their languange. but if someone speak a high pitched “onii-chan”, i’ll be damned.

i prefer Aniki and Anego thanks
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:30 PM

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Not at all, it sounds cute. Are you sure you're not just saying it's annoying because you think of annoying kids in anime or something?
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Sep 29, 2018 7:33 PM

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I mean..

it's just a word, isn't ?...
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Sep 29, 2018 7:36 PM

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I'm sorry you feel this way... onii-chan
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Sep 29, 2018 7:36 PM

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I used to find it cute as shit. I don't really see anyone finding it particularly annoying unless said person was female.
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:38 PM

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nah, not really.
but hearing that repeatedly from normies would pissed me off.

also, i prefer nii-sama or nii-chan.
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:39 PM

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it's just a term for older brother, so not really, but 90% of the "memes" are pretty annoying and repetitive
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:40 PM
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Haven't been exposed to the term ad nauseam, so, nah, I'm not annoyed with it.
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:41 PM

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I hate when a shitty anime without creativity uses it for the incest loving viewers, however when it's used normally it's not weird or annoying.
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Sep 29, 2018 7:43 PM

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If it's in some freak ass siscon/brocon anime, yes. Otherwise, no, not really.
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:46 PM

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The word no, but the voices that come with it

 
Sep 29, 2018 7:46 PM

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Ofc not....but.
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:47 PM

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Not at all.
          
 
Sep 29, 2018 7:52 PM
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The word is fine, it’s just the voice it’s usually said in that I hate. Sounds like nails on a chalkboard. Even worse if it’s a siscon anime.
 
Sep 29, 2018 8:11 PM

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Vaguely relevant.

I don't find it particularly annoying, but it's a bit jarring to hear. Not a pleasant sounding word
 
Sep 29, 2018 8:18 PM

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I prefer a nice Onii-sama if i say so myself
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Sep 29, 2018 9:05 PM

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I actually like it quite a bit, I think it's cute.


 
Sep 29, 2018 9:22 PM

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i don't find "oni-chan" annoying, but i find it slightly annoying when they say "big brother" in the english dub.

They should just call him by name in the dub...ya know, like normal people who speak English.

I also don't think it's necessary to be 100% accurate with pronunciations every time...

I love dubs that have been localized to the English language very well. A lot of times, they end up being contextually superior to the subs.
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Sep 29, 2018 9:34 PM

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Yes.
Especially if it came from some clingy imouto mouth
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Sep 29, 2018 9:43 PM

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I prefer if they use Onii-sama. It's more respectable and I like to be call one.
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Sep 29, 2018 9:45 PM
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yes yes trough these years whenever i hear onniiiiii-chan i cringe
 
Sep 30, 2018 1:50 AM

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Yes but it's not the word itself, it's the tone that is annoying. That fake cutesy voice scratches my brain.
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Sep 30, 2018 1:57 AM

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I have a horrible idea, from reading the posts here. :D

Basically, notice how a number of reeponses are "the onii-chan trope/memes and/or that affectedly cutesy voice are cringe" and another bunch of responses are "It's cute and I love it and want a sister like that (possibly for impure reasons)".

we should found political parties over this issue >:D

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Sep 30, 2018 2:03 AM

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When spoken normally, no. When emphasised like it's the main part of the sentence that's key to tickling the fetishes of a bunch of weirdos that are mostly the only child of their family, yeah. I swear it feels like the whole imouto fetish community is filled with people who don't even have a sister.

Seriously, I don't get the whole deal with little sisters. If it's the main character's sister, then it isn't yours. I get if you like someone that happens to be the main character's sister, but she's not calling you onii-chan so what's the whole turn on?
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Sep 30, 2018 2:12 AM
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I didn't have any problem with it until I stumbled upon this post. My whole life feels like a lie now. It's sad :">
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Sep 30, 2018 4:28 AM

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No, but those otouto and imouto characters can be annoying.
 
Sep 30, 2018 4:31 AM
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Only if an adult woman is squealing it from the top of her lungs to her brother she's in love with.
 
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