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If you were an anime character, what word would you use when reffering to yourself?

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Jan 15, 6:01 AM

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I'm talking about the japanese pronouns like: ore, boku, watashi, sessha and whatever, there are more.
I would use the classic "ore" it sounds cool and strong but "boku-chan" would be fine too.
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Jan 15, 8:44 AM

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"Ore" is hot. xD Good choice.

I would use 'atashi' if I'm with friends but 'watashi' if I'm in more respectable company (it's more polite).



 
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Jan 15, 8:45 AM

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"Motherfucker" - Sam

I'd probably use that
 
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Jan 15, 8:45 AM

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Ore just because it's what I'm used to hearing from Filthy Frank videos
 
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Jan 15, 8:53 AM

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kono tensai de aru ore sama has a nice ring to it
 
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Jan 15, 8:59 AM

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オレ様 spelled that way of course. Maybe I would add a この in front for comedic effect.
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Jan 15, 5:38 PM

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Probably boku, but I may go third person and use my name instead (with the pronunciation "Seira.")

I think "watakushi" is fun to say, but it definitely wouldn't suit me.
 
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Jan 16, 7:14 AM

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Hmm.

Watashi no namae wa Baka san desu.

 
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Jan 16, 7:18 AM
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Classic watashi, I guess. Some female characters in anime use boku, but that's not for me.
 
Jan 16, 7:20 AM

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Tbh even after all these years I don't know all the connotations or even all the versions that exist. So no idea what would be appropriate. I would prefer to use something that is as neutral as possible and has as little as possible in terms of specific associations regarding gender, class or age. Like 'I' in english, or 'Ich' in german. All that other stuff seems more problematic than helpful.

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Jan 16, 7:22 AM

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Ore-sama is the only acceptable way, obviously
 
Jan 16, 7:27 AM
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I would refer myself as
"Ore wa Battoman no musuko da"
 
Jan 16, 7:49 AM

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我 (ware). That's what all the cool guys use.
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Jan 16, 8:28 AM

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I'm going to say "I" regardless. It's one syllable less to say the same thing.
 
Jan 16, 8:46 AM
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I would simply refer myself with watashi.
 
Jan 16, 8:49 AM

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probably flipflop back and forth between ore and boku xD
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Jan 16, 9:21 AM

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I'd use wareware. Because I know my worth.
 
Jan 16, 9:51 AM

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Just watashi.
Kinda considered boku cuz I tend to act pretty tomboyish, but I'm pretty sure that'll only confuse people with my gender...
 
Jan 16, 1:07 PM

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Pullman said:
Tbh even after all these years I don't know all the connotations or even all the versions that exist. So no idea what would be appropriate. I would prefer to use something that is as neutral as possible and has as little as possible in terms of specific associations regarding gender, class or age. Like 'I' in english, or 'Ich' in german. All that other stuff seems more problematic than helpful.

I think "boku" is the most neutral out them all.
"Even if there's a wide world and stories
beyond the main focus, I don't think
it's necessary to end with the protagonist having
been involved in everything." - Yagi Norihiro


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