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.
|Title (Eng)||Kill Me Baby|
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.
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 Level||12th grade||= High School|
|Total Difficulty Score||57.6 points||= 4.8 * 12|
|Comprehensive Judgment||Easy||in 30.0 to 69.9 points|
|Recommended Japanese Learner||Elementary|
- 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