Welcome to the Nihongo Lesson feature. We strive to give you useful manga-based Japanese language tips and maybe even a glimpse into the translation process. This week’s lesson will focus on We Never Learn. This cute and hilarious series is getting an anime adaptation! Seeing all these great characters like Rizu, Fumino, Kirisu Sensei and even Yuiga in anime form is going to be glorious! Stay tuned for future updates on when this new anime series will begin.
MAKERU means “to lose.” MAKEMASHITA means “I have lost.” This is a phrase that Rizu has said often, as she’s always been terrible at games. The reason is that she can’t read her opponents very well because of her personality. That’s why she’s studying psychology with Yuiga’s help. Though a lot of the games she’s losing at seem like they’re pure chance… Maybe she just has bad luck!
KATSU means “to win.” KACHIMASHITA is how you say “I have won.” For the first time in her life, Rizu goes on an amazing winning streak. Seeing her so happy to win at simple games really warms the heart. It’s then revealed that she was only winning thanks to Kominami Senpai’s cheating. Poor Rizu… You’re still a winner to all your fans!
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