Kemono Friends, Attack on Titan, More Nominated for Gadget Tsūshin Net Buzzword Awards

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The annual Ryūkōgo Taishō buzzword contest recognizes all the terms related to Japan's biggest trends and news stories each year. This year the only anime, manga, and video game related terms were Kemono Friends, the ultra-popular but later controversy-embroiled anime series, and DMM's Touken Ranbu video game that has stretched its reach beyond gaming roots into the history and anime communities.

The Ryūkōgo Taishō buzzword list only gives a taste of what is going on in otaku circles, primarily what manages to infiltrate the mainstream. Abema Prime, the news program for the AbemaTV Japanese streaming service, is holding its own buzzword contest centered entirely around what was popular specifically in the anime community. The "Net Ryūkōgo - Anime Ryūkōgo Taishō 2017" (Net Buzzwords - Anime Buzzword Grand Prix 2017) program accepted user-submitted words until Monday.

The list of candidate anime buzzwords includes:

  • Sasa-ge yo (lyrics from the chorus of the Attack on Titan Season 2 opening theme by Linked Horizon)
  • Collabo nare (Attack on Titan Season 2; phrase Mikasa says to Eren in a commercial for the Chain Chronicle 3 collaboration)
  • Dōn! (Fukuzō Moguro's catchphrase from Warau Salesman NEW)
  • Kira Kira Boshi ("Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" versions from both BanG Dream! & Anonymous Noise)
  • Sonna namae no hito shiranai ("I don't know anyone by that name!"; Sagiri Izumi from Eromanga Sensei)
  • Maji yabakune? ("Isn't that pretty wicked?"; catchphrase from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • Kyō wa nereru wa- ("Today, I can sleep!"; catchphrase that crowd character says in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • "Ja-n!" (Tohru's greeting from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
  • "Dannaiyo" ("No worries!"; Shiori's catchphrase in Sakura Quest)
  • Wa-i! Ta-noshii! Sugo-i! ("Wow! Fun! Amazing!"; Serval's catchphrases from Kemono Friends)
  • ◯◯ ga tokui na Friends nanda ne ("[Someone] is a Friend good at [something]"; catchphrase from Kemono Friends)
  • Tabenaide kudasai! ("Please don't eat me!"; phrase Kaban says to Serval in Kemono Friends)
  • Shinzaki Onii-san (a caretaker for the serval at Tama Zoological Park who also appears in Kemono Friends)
  • Kemono wa itemo nokemono wa inai ("Although there are beasts, there are no outcasts"; lyrics from Kemono Friends' hit single "Welcome to Japari Park")
  • Fennec yameru noda/yameru noda Fennec (reference to Fennec in Kemono Friends)
  • Tatsuki-kantoku o shinjiro ("Believe in director Tatsuki"; fans' rallying cry after Kemono Friends director was let go)
  • Iguana no Friends nanda ne! ("You are Iguana Friend!"; phrase Kemono Friends' Serval voice actress Yuka Ozaki said to Tamori on television program)
  • Saturday Night Fever (popular image edit of Orga from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  • Tomarun jane- zo... ("Don't stop..."; last words of character from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  • Datenshi ("useless angel" or "fallen angel"; used to describe Gabriel from Gabriel DropOut)
  • Dokki Dokki- no Wakku Waku- (Little Witch Academia)
  • Tada no kakashi desu na (Hinako Note)
  • Yume joji (Kirakira Precure ala Mode)
  • Mofumofu (Grimoire of Zero)
  • Bukkoro (KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2)
  • Ta-ke-shi~ (Infini-T Force)
  • Sumaho Tarō (In Another World with My Smarphone)
  • Tadashi mahō hashiri kara de ru ("However, magic comes out of your butt" Magic Circle Guru Guru)
  • Kussa- (Magic Circle Guru Guru)
  • \(^o^)/ (kakegurui)
  • Sushizanmai (kakegurui)
  • Dangerous beast (Fate/Grand Order)
  • "I want to eat Hebo" (Heybot)
  • Tanoshii Tamahome (Land of the Lustrous)
  • Kadokawa wakaranai (Land of the Lustrous)
  • Nna- (Mitty's catchphrase, Made in Abyss)
  • Doshigatai (Made in Abyss)
  • Hime-sama (Princess Principal)
  • Black Lizard Planet (Ange regularly says she's an alien from here, Princess Prinicipal)
  • A-shi (My First Girlfriend is a Gal)
  • Time Thief (Chronos Ruler)
  • Yoshiko (Aho-Girl)
  • "A banana is a late-night snack" (Aho-Girl)
  • Wakame (Gamers!)
  • "Mō New Game ni wa modorenai" (Gamers!)
  • Zoi (NEW GAME!!)
  • Government notice (Love and Lies)
  • Wai wa binbō (Restaurant to Another World)
  • Restaurant to Another World (Restaurant to Another World)
  • Urara (Konohana Kitan)
  • Jiko bukken (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life)
  • Chicchicchi-chi ga hoshii (Dies irae)
  • Tsuki ga kirei (tsuki ga kirei)
  • Ippen shinde miru? (Ai's catchphrase from Hell Girl)
  • Pasha (Altair: A Record of Battles)
  • Sakoku (Dream Festival R)
  • Wakeda (Symphogear AXZ)
  • Uta de bunnaguru (Symphogear AXZ)
  • Oni mengo (Symphogear AXZ)
  • Mumii (Battle Girl High School)
  • Desu na (URAHARA)
  • Shifuku- (Love is Like a Cocktail)
  • Taiheiyō (Nora, Princess, and Stray Cat)
  • Hamu (Angel's 3Piece)
  • Moshamosha suru (Alice & Zoroku)
  • Sōran-bushi (ID-0)
  • Madda- (Clean Freak! Aoyama kun)
  • ◯◯ shindoi/muri
  • ◯◯ tōtoi

The program is also holding a "Gadget Tsūshin -Net Ryūkōgo Taishō 2017 #AbemaPrime to Issho" contest. This separate list will countdown words that were popular on the Abema Prime program. Voting for both categories is still ongoing and will be accepted until the middle of the month.

[Via Nijimen]

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