Punbro - Japanese Pun Thread

Japan loves their puns, and as a man of culture, I love the lowest form of humor as well.

I’m a fan of the game Okami back on the PS2, and when starting to learn the language, I learned the title is a pun! The game is supposed to be 大神 (great god), which is also pronounced the same as 狼 (wolf), which oddly fitting for the game as you happen to play as a wolf goddess.

Would you like to know more? Tofugo wrote a nice article on the majesty of the Dajare.

What are some of your favorite puns or play on words in Japanese?

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Obligatory “Bunpro” mention.

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Wait… what’s the pun? :stuck_out_tongue:

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Ah yes the “Bunpro” pun

Do not click if you are @Jake

I don’t know either, but let’s keep him confused.

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I saw this one recently…
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アルミかんうえにあるみかん
The mandarin orange that’s on top of the aluminum can.

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This youtube is full of puns among other funny stuff if anyone is interested. Highly recommended.

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if you are a pokemon fan you should check oak’s senryūs, some of them are puns on pokemon names:

フシギダネ なぞはつきない ふしぎだね

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Plenty of puns on this channel too:

Also has pronunciation lessons for Japanese.

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