Learn Japanese with Anime: “Kill Me Baby” (Elementary Level)

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77% Excellent

This animation is a comedy made by an ordinary high school girl and a Russian high school girl who is a killer. Their interaction is just so funny that you can laugh as hard as you can. Plus, you'll be hooked on the addictive OPs and videos. EDs and video are also addictive. Be sure to check out Kill Me Baby, one of the best comedy anime. You will laugh with your belly in your arms.

  • Story/Worldview 70 %
  • Character 80 %
  • Animation/Background 60 %
  • Songs/Sound 85 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 90 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %

 

1. Information

Title (Eng)Kill Me Baby
Title (Jpn)キルミーベイベー
TypeTV
Episodes13
Aired Year2012
GenresComedy
Prequel
Sequel

 

 

2. Synopsis

Kill Me Baby is the touching story of Yasuna, a normal (?) high school girl, and Sonya, her best friend who happens to be an assassin. Unfortunately, little Sonya’s trained assassin instincts often work against her and others in her daily high school life, as Yasuna’s often-broken wrist can attest to. She just wanted a hug, but she ended up with a broken neck. Isn’t it sad? No, it’s hilarious.

Not even Yasuna’s intense ninja training can prepare her for the exciting adventures in this explosive 4-panel manga adaptation.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/11079/Kill_Me_Baby?q=KILL%20ME%20BA

 

 

3. Character’s Way of Speaking

Oribe Yasuna provides some fun stuff. Yasuna’s pronunciation is clear, so it’s relatively easy to listen to. Note, however, that one of the peculiar tendencies of comedy is that she often changes her way of speaking. Yasuna only speaks politely to Agrii, so listen carefully to the difference. Yasuna is a high school student, but her personality is childish, so the words she uses are simple. Therefore, even Beginner’s Japanese learners can easily listen to Yasuna’s lines.

Sonya responds harshly to Yasuna’s laughter: She uses manly language because of her job as a hitman. However, there is a scene where you feel warmth in a simple tone. She often speaks only words, so she is a good character for listening to Japanese words. Her way of speaking is easy to listen to, but female Japanese learners should not emulate her way of speaking. You don’t want to be a man when you’re a woman, do you?

Like Sonya, Goshiki Airi is a killer and a ninja by trade. Agrii tends to speak in a very easygoing tone, particularly to end with “xxx ですねー”. She speaks slowly, so she’s a good character for listening practice, but you shouldn’t emulate her way of speaking. If you emulate it, you look like a stupid person. No one speaks like this in real life. Ninja Agrii often uses ninja terms such as “火遁の術” (かとんのじゅつ, Skill of fire style) and “分身の術” (ぶんしんのじゅつ, Skill of clone). It’s a word that even Japanese people remember in cartoons, so if you look at the screen, you’ll probably know what it means. Of course, you don’t have to worry if you don’t know. These terms are never used.

 

 

4. Terms and Talking Contents

The genre is a comedy, but the content is monotonous and the lines are slow, making it easy to listen to Japanese. The content of the conversation is childish for a high school student, so you can watch it without thinking. Unfamiliar ninja terms such as “巻物” (まきもの, scroll) and “忍術” (にんじゅつ, Ninjutsu) and martial arts terms such as “丸腰” (まるごし, unarmed), “寸止め” (すんどめ, stop right before hitting) and “殺気” (さっき, slaughter) may make Japanese language learners feel difficult.

On the other hand, terms such as “夏バテ” (なつばて, summer heat fatigue), “口が堅い” (くちがかたい, He is a tight-lipped man) and “機種変” (きしゅへん, model change) which do not appear in general Japanese teaching materials, but are often used in actual Japan, also appear. It may be difficult to understand and enjoy the fun of comedy elements in Japanese, but the sentences themselves are simple and simple, and many words are actually used in Japan, so it is very useful to practice listening to Japanese in this anime.

 

 

5. Elementary can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The diffuse terms occurrence rate is 4.8 terms/episode, so the diffuse terms are not that high for a comedy. The obnoxious words that appear are a ninja and fighting words, so you know them all in other manga and anime. I can tell you the approximate meaning by looking at the screen. Since there are letters in anime, it is easier for Beginner’s Japanese learners to understand. The animation is easy for Japanese learners to understand because it makes the conversation more comedy by making it childish. It’s meant for Elemental judging, but it’s a must-see for Beginner’s Japanese learners.

 

Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 4.8 terms/episode= 60 / 13
Difficulty Level12th grade= High School
Total Difficulty Score57.6 points= 4.8 * 12
   
Comprehensive JudgmentEasyin 30.0 to 69.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerElementary 
JLPTN4 

 

The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=60 terms)
#よみ漢字Remarks
1かんせつわざ関節技Fighting terms
2かわりみのじゅつ変わり身の術Ninja terms
3ぶんしんのじゅつ分身の術Ninja terms
4まきもの巻物Ninja terms
5かとんのじゅつ火遁の術Ninja terms
6にんぽう忍法Ninja terms
7にんじゅつ忍術Ninja terms
8ごしんじゅつ護身術Fighting terms
9しかく刺客Fighting terms
10だいどうげい大道芸 
11はつゆめ初夢 
12のら野良 
13じゅっちゅうはっく十中八九 
14まるごし丸腰Fighting terms
15てんねんゆらい天然由来 
16すいとん水遁Ninja terms
17せんりがん千里眼Ninja terms
18せんぬき栓抜き 
19こころにもない心にもないIdioms
20ふとまき太巻き 
21どとんのじゅつ土遁の術Ninja terms
22ごしきまい五色米 
23いっかくせんきん一攫千金 
24せいきのしゅんかん世紀の瞬間 
25とうし透視 
26しぜんはっか自然発火 
27すんどめ寸止めFighting terms
28てそう手相 
29むじひ無慈悲 
30きもだめし肝試し 
31きしゅへん機種変 
32たんすい淡水 
33なつばて夏バテ 
34さくらん錯乱 
35くちがかたい口が堅いIdioms
36ごりやく御利益 
37ちゅうがえり宙返り 
38ぞうさもない造作もないIdioms
39しらをきるシラを切るIdioms
40へんぺいそく扁平足 
41ゆせい油性 
42ねこばばネコババ 
43ぬけがけ抜け駆けIdioms
44なにさま何様 
45うってつけうって付け 
46やまかんヤマカン 
47そうまとう走馬灯 
48くちほどにもない口ほどにもない 
49どんき鈍器 
50げきつい撃墜Fighting terms
51みちづれ道連れ 
52ぼうだん防弾Fighting terms
53ちのうしすう知能指数 
54てつや徹夜 
55さっき殺気Fighting terms
56せいこついん整骨院 
57こうむしっこうぼうがい公務執行妨害 
58せっかちせっかち 
59とうきょうとっきょきょかきょく東京特許許可局 
60じしゅ自首 

 

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