Vocabulary words that sound too much like Japanese people's names, go!

I have so many new vocabulary words that sound like Japanese people’s names, so I’m making up an Anime in my head to help me remember.

The cast of characters so far:

Hatsuka - she’s a hikikomori who only leaves the house on the * 20th day *

Kayou - she’s an idol who * commutes * to work by train

Keri - was born with no arms and * kicks * everything

Tanomi - shes useless, always * asks people to do things *

Nigai - a weird guy who enjoys licking people’s knees because he likes the taste of * bitter * things

Can you think of some? Help me build out my weird anime show neighborhood and learn some new words

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This is some ひとりぼっちの〇〇生活 or コミさん stuff, I like it.

She could play football or something, man, you didn’t need to do her like that.

You got all the days, you could make them some Quintuplets style family.

ついたち
ふつか
みっか
よっか
いつか
むいか
なのか
ようか
ここのか
とおか

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You heard about Quintessential Quintuplets, now get ready for Unoriginal Undentuplets

I can already imagine ようか and よっか being exactly the same and everyone mixing them up, and they just go “No, I’m ようか, see? The shape of my hair is totally different”

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She could play football or something, man, you didn’t need to do her like that.

haha that’s true, Keri could be a star soccer player and kicks her FIFA PlayStation at home

On a more serious note, I’m struggling with the longer mnemonics for these words and am having to result to this anime sitcom side tactic.

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When did we establish that knees taste bitter?

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In the 苦い mnemoic, because it sounds like a knee

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He’s a knee guy, you see.

Besides, when was the the last time you tasted your knees?

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I like the pun, but you guys are making it seem like it’s common knowledge, and I’m not ready to accept this new gustatory status quo without thoroughly tasting at least a dozen of my buddies’ knees.

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how many knees have you licked in your life?

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Don’t look at me. @Lorentso is clearly the knee guy around here.

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Hana - beautiful girl wearing flowers in hair, flower dress, just flower otaku (maybe has a sister, Hanasu, who talks a lot)

Asahi - big, salaryman guy who wakes up early in the morning and is often drunk before and after work

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Sato (里)returning to his hometown after a long odyssey abroad

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Technically not one word, but any time (not that often, but it’s happened multiple times) I’ve tried to write about something happening “under a tree” my ime always assumes I’m talking about a person, that is
木下 instead of 木の下 :smiley:
I don’t check that my ime puts in the correct kanji often enough :smiley:

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That’s a personal question, sir.

Do you remember how many breads you’ve eaten in your life? :smiling_imp:

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exactly 100 loaves

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Ichida is a pro baseball player who never gets more than * one strike *.

(Also I’m guessing Atari is the most * successful * video game system in this * neighborhood *?)

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Great one!! Sato who is the mayor of Hitozato village, where the anime takes place. Love it

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Ryō - He’s just a good guy. So good. 良

Kaito - This guy has an answer for everything, and sends them to Tokyo.

Mei - The fate of Mei chan looks bright! That’s all she talks about, anyway

Mukashi-san - long ago, he used to be a blackjack player for the Suns team

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I’ve given this a lot of thought, unfortunately. I’m rewriting the anime:

There has been a pandemic outbreak, which causes a disease that makes knees taste bitter. One man has been assigned to contract trace all the bitter knees, because his knees are immune. Coincidentally, his name rhymes with Knee Guy. He’s not even bitter about it. Nigai-san.

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Humans will always combine random sounds to make names. They all exist.