I’ve mentioned that I am a HUGE language nerd. 🤓I love teaching English and editing, and I love studying German and Japanese. Also, when I go abroad, I love learning basic phrases in the native language of the country I am visiting.😊
Lately, to brush up on my Japanese skills (and to relax 😉) I’ve been enjoying watching anime.
Do you enjoy watching anime? If so, post your favorite anime and why you love it in the comment box below.🙂
One anime that I absolutely LOVE is Zombie Land Saga. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a group of girls that have been resurrected from the dead to be an idol group whose purpose is to save the Saga prefecture in Japan. It is HILARIOUS! 😁
I’ve finished both seasons of the anime, and I CANNOT wait for the movie!
My favorite song from the anime is “Yomigaere.” Here is a clip from the last episode of season one featuring the song:
“Yomigaere” is the first word that you hear sung in this clip. The subtitles say that this means “Rise up again!” Since I’m a language nerd, I’m going to explain the meaning of the word “Yomigaere.”
“Yomigaere” comes from the word “Yomigaeru” (蘇る) which means “to be resurrected.” The choice to use this word in this song is quite funny since all of these pop idols are zombies (and have been resurrected from the dead). 🤣
“Yomigaeru” can also mean “to be refreshed” or “to be restored.” When you think about these definitions in terms of the context of the whole song, “Yomigaere” means to pull yourself up after life pushes you down.
My Japanese isn’t perfect, so I watch anime with subtitles so that I can continue to increase my skills, and as a huge language nerd, I often find myself analyzing whether or not the subtitle shown is the best subtitle for what is being said/sung in the anime. 🤣
I LOVE the song “Yomigaere” because it is extremely empowering. This clip I have shared with you only shows the second part of this scene. In the first part, the stadium where the idols are performing is collapsing.
This scene is such a beautiful way to show that despite the hardships we face, we can and should always pick ourselves up and keep going. 💜
I hope you enjoyed this song (and my language analysis😉). I would love to hear your thoughts about this anime if you have seen it and what you thought of this song.
Wishing you well! 💛