シャフ度 [Shafudo]

June 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm (doujin(同人), otaku word)

I have lost my password to log in here. How long have I left my blog? Well, what shall I say first…okay, hi I am bangin, Japanese cosplayer, and the owner of this blog, Japanese words of anime fans, by anime fans, for anime fans. I shall introduce you those words which stem from anime or Japan’s subculture. I mean, they are otakish words, you know.

Anyway, I almost forgot to write in English. No no, my English is sucks in the first place. Takes much time to make a post. Well, days ago I got an e-mail from someone who asked me to make a post here. Oh no, thank you. Somone is still following my blog! Then I do, for sure.

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If you are following any anime series from the anime production, Shaft[シャフト], you might have found one thing. It always happens, frequently happens. She looks down…he looks down…and they have an exultant look or that kind of look. Yes, that is シャフ度[shafudo], or shaft angle. シャフ[shafu] is from Shaft, and [do] means angle. In this case, is technically 角度[kakudo] or angle. Whenever you are aware of this angle, you are watching anime by Shaft.

Speaking of Shaft anime, I can think of Bakemonogatari[化物語], Arakawa Under the Bridge[荒川アンダーザブリッジ], Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei[さよなら絶望先生], or Dempa Onna and Seishun Otoko[電波女と青春男]…but wait, Revolutionary Shoujo Utena[少女革命ウテナ] is also made by Shaft. 懐かしいね!

シャフ度 can be frequently seen in the anime series by Director Teruyuki Shimbou[新房照之] who has been working for Shaft. Especially, it seems like this started from Bakemonogatari.

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It’s always so hard, isn’t it? Shadow and light are so hard. This is important when we talk about シャフ度. Not only looking down, but you have to bend down backwards like an arc. This is easy to say, but hard to do!

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Come to think of it, there’s one more Shaft’s technique. That’s 黒板ネタ[kokuban neta]. 黒板[kokuban] is a blackboard and ネタ[neta] is a topic or just a troll. You see this on the blackboard in the classroom. The board is full of off-topic words or nonsense. This is the idea Shaft often uses. Well, I feel we always need to fill in the blank on the blackboard, no?

20 Comments

  1. Bakamichi said,

    Wow it’s been a while :0 Hope you’ve been doing well🙂

    • bangin said,

      I am doing well! Thank you for following my blog!^^

  2. empoleonmega said,

    Look! You posted * o *
    You are without a doubt the most friendly bloggers who have found on the internet xD.
    Seriously, I was impressed that you answered, and made a new post xD. (I did not have good experiences giving feedback to blogs, people rarely respond me xx)
    Thank you, really! If you decide to post more, know that at least I’ll be here to read.

    • bangin said,

      Yes I am back!
      Thank you for following my blog. I enjoyed making a post myself! Please keep pushing me. Haha.

  3. kloadheart said,

    wow!!! it’s been so long! i was worried for you!!!
    glad to see you’re still alive!😀

    • bangin said,

      Oh yeah, long time no see! I remember you, of course. How are you doing??

  4. All Points Bulletin: 06/21 | Reverse Thieves said,

    […] Japanese words of anime RETURNS! I’m just so happy to see bangin make a post that I don’t even mind it being about SHAFT. Please don’t go away again! […]

  5. Alex Swak said,

    There are still a lot of people following your blog and reading your posts. Please don’t abandon us😀

    • bangin said,

      Thank you very much! I promise I will make a new post in 2 days!

  6. ponytale said,

    Bangin-san! Glad you’re back. it’s been such a long time. Good thing you found your password. It’ll be quite devastating to lose your blog like this😦 Take care and looking forward to more posts from you😀

    • bangin said,

      Oh ponytale!! Hi long time no see, hisashiburi! Thank you for coming again! Yes I will keep posting.^^

  7. Miki said,

    So glad that you update your blog again! Thank you for taking the time and effort to do so!

    I actually never realised about Shaft haha. Next time i see this scene in an anime, I will remember!

    • bangin said,

      Yeah when you are watching Shaft anime, please be aware of that angle!

  8. angelofdevotion said,

    Woah!!!!! So happy to see you posting again!
    お久しぶり!

    • bangin said,

      Oh thank you coming again!! How are you doing? Is everything alright?

  9. Tech Shui Co (@TechShui) said,

    お帰りなさいBanginさん!僕は新しいの読者です。はじめまして!(^-^)ノシ
    日本語の学生です、Banginさんのブログには日本語の言葉を学んでのほうが面白いんです。
    Sorry, my Japanese is not too good.

    However, if you ever want to practice English grammar, or have a question about something in English let me know. I’m happy to help with that.

    Welcome back.

    • bangin said,

      こんにちは!初めまして、banginです。コメントをありがとうございます^^
      学生さんなのですね、日本語の勉強を楽しんでいますか?
      私の英語も上手ではないので、間違えていたらコメントを下さいね。

  10. Charana said,

    I miss you!

    • bangin said,

      Oh thank you! I am fine!

      • Charana said,

        😀 YAY!

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