So I recently bought a keycap themed around EVA-08, and I am trying to figure out what the text on one of the novelty keys (for those unfamiliar with mech keyboard sets, basically just keycaps that are meant to look neat/interesting/themed but don’t identify a key like normal)
It is 6 successive kanji: 輔助作戦兵器
I have tried to google around and unfortunately with that many in a row I can really only get results in Japanese, which would be fine if I was further along in this journey, but alas.
It is totally possible that it’s jibberish, it is very much for looks, but I’m hoping it’s not.
It’s probably ateji, when Japanese try to explain a concept through kanji the reader should know the meaning of. This for example would be 輔助 help 作 make(might be like artifical or something) 戦 battle 兵器 machine, or a mech made for helping. @potatonaught has a better translation, my late night brain couldn’t handle the kanji
Probably would help if you could link the keycap set you got too, that way we could get a closer look.
Ah yeah that makes sense. I will fully admit to not having seen the Rebuild movies yet, so I didn’t think to just see if there were just individual words that I could puzzle out myself within that group–I bought this set solely because it is pink and there’s a pink keyboard to match and I could not resist the allure.