2.5次元[ni ten go jigen]

January 2, 2009 at 9:43 am (BL, cosplay(コスプレ), doujin(同人), otaku word)

 A Happy New Year, everyone! So how was 2008? I really enjoyed together with you, so I am going to this year, too. Of course, I will keep cosplaying as well.

 So the first word to introduce this year is this, 2.5次元[ni ten go jigen]. As you may know, we say 2次元[nijigen] to mean anime, manga, video games, or such a fictious thing, and 3次元[sanjigen] to mean real people or things. Having said that, it is becoming common to say 2.5次元[ni ten go jigen] to mean the certain things.

 The answer is, yes, something that depicts 2D things in 3D. It’s like it exists between 2D and 3D, so that is why we say 2.5次元. A good example is a figure. A figure of the certain anime character which comes from 2D exists in the real world. So we can say 2.5次元. If it is a full-length figure, it could be realer, so closer to 2.5次元. Or else, it may mean to make an anime into a live-action, to make a live-action into an anime series.  

Anime Winter Sonata
Anime Winter Sonata

 However, there is one more similar word to it, 半ナマ[han-nama] which is an abbreviation of 半分ナマモノ[hanbun namamono]. ナマモノ[namamono] means a fan-made boys’ love which real actors or idols star in. If I give you an example, it could be Akanishi x Kamenashi(the most common pairing from KAT-TUN). 亀梨x赤西かもしれないけど、そこは触れないでね^^But if these guys play a certain anime character, and fans create a doujinshi for it, it is going to be 半ナマ[han-nama]. Does it make any sense?  To be more simple, please think of some musicals which are based on anime. In this case, the most typical one is Prince of Tennis[テニミュ]. A lot of handsome actors shall play their own part on the stage altogther. Yes, they are acting 2D characters, it’s like those characters are coming out from the anime. Of course, the fans create such a BL doujishi. Although the pairing is Tedsuka x Fuji, actually it could cast each actor who plays the part respectively. Come to think of it, it is not uncommon that such a musical comes out like 学園ヘブン[gakuen heaven]. It sure proves how much fangirls love 半ナマ[han-nama]. However, remember 半ナマ does not mean a figure since ナマ[nama] means a real person.

teduka fuji

 If that’s the case, cosplaying also counts as 2.5次元 because it is to depict 2D characters in 3D. Oh no, I am wandering between between 2D and 3D, but now I got it. The space I place myself is here, 2.5次元.^^ 

13 Comments

  1. khim said,

    3次元と2.5次元二迷ったら?2.75次元あるのかなぁ

    ところで、あけおめーことよろ〜

  2. bangin said,

    3次元に限りなく近い2.75次元!きわどい!

    あけましておめでとう^^

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  4. 子犬 said,

    The Utena musical was fun but have not seen much other stuff like that. I want to see more live action things! It makes me laugh, but I do not know why.

  5. bangin said,

    The Prince of Tennis musical has actually changed the cast four times. I only know the first Tedzuka, so I was suprised to know above one is fourth one.

    That means there are a lot of fangirls who love 2.5次元.^^

  6. Marie said,

    *gasp* after seeing yong-sama as an anime character and tedzuka x fuji as a real person, I completely forgot what I was reading. lol xD so, I had to read it, again -___-! I personally like Jin x YamaPi pair. Is it just me? hehe ^^;;

  7. bangin said,

    There are countless pairings in Johnney’s, so Jin x YamaPi could be.^^
    But I bet the most cliquished one is Akanishi x Kamenashi or Kamenashi x Akanishi.
    Tsuyoshi x Kouichi or Kouichi x Tsuyoshi…oh who knows?

  8. mochie said,

    I feel like you’ve described my entire life in this post. Haha. I am definitely living in 2.5次元.

    Other than cosplaying, I really really love reading FujixTezuka Doujinshi. I also love reading fanfiction (particularly Eriol Hiiragizawa x Tomoyo Daidouji from Cardcaptor Sakura).

    I’ve also seen the tenimyu and live action movie, but I think in the live action movie, only Tezuka (Shirota Yuu) is handsome.

    I am actually a big fan of Akanishi Jin (and KAT-TUN) but I never like Akame pairing. Tegomasu (Tegoshi Yuya x Masuda Takahisa) is my favourite Johnny’s pairing right now.

  9. bangin said,

    Fuji x Tezuka? Not Tezuka x Fuji? I thought Tezuka can be only seme…but I am sure there are lots of girls who follow that.

    Shirota Yu has been famous, now he is actually showing on TV dramas like Rookies. Tegomasu is already a pairing. There is nothing fangirls have to do.

  10. mochie said,

    Haha.😄 I think Fuji x Tezuka or Tezuka x Fuji it can go both ways, since we all know that Fuji has a dark side to him. I actually read a doujinshi where Tezuka was Uke.

    My friend really loves watching Rookies, but I like Shirota Yuu’s character in Hana Kimi better.

  11. bangin said,

    Fuji is a haraguro, it is no wonder if he becomes seme.

    I think the first Ryouma got a bit in the mainstream, but not as much as Shirota Yuu.

  12. Teko-chi said,

    >w< The Domoto Kyoudai do fanservice all the time~

  13. bangin said,

    Kinki Kids is a thing for fujoshis as it is. lol

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