Mikasa Ackerman, the Bane of Titans

Mikasa Ackerman, the Bane of Titans

Let’s meet Mikasa Ackerman

In Attack on Titan, Mikasa Ackerman is the adoptive sister of Eren Yeager and she is the main female character of the series. Human traffickers murdered her biological parents; she was then rescued by Eren and lived with him and his mother and father for approximately a year before the fall of Wall Maria. Though she desires only to live a peaceful life with Eren, she chose to follow him into the military —where she would become the best soldier among the 104th Trainees Squad—, and later into the Survey Corps.

Her surname Ackerman is derived from the German name “Ackermann” meaning “fieldman”.
The name Mikasa literally means “three bamboo hats”. (Mikasa was a unique pre-dreadnought battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy and served as a flagship during the Russo-Japanese War.) The manga’s author, Hajime Isayama, according to speculation, named Mikasa after this vessel due to his belief that series’ with female characters named after famous warships come to be successful!!! The word Mikasa also means several things in a few other languages: in Malagasy the word means, “resolve” and is also a Swahili word meaning “disaster.”
In the anime her scarf is red. It may be a reference to the “Red string of fate”, which in Japanese folklore represents an unbreakable connection between soul mates or lovers.

Here is an interview with Mikasa Ackerman’s voice Actress, Yui Ishikawa, Please have a look by following our link: http://bit.ly/Interview-with-Yui-Ishikawa

Mikasa Ackerman wallpaper (size 1920 x 1080)

Mikasa Ackerman Wallpaper

Mikasa Ackerman Wallpaper

Anime Character Birthdays Week 2 of February

Let’s look at the Anime Character Birthdays for this week. Who knows maybe someone shares a birthday with one of us!

Anime Birthdays (January 08, 2016 – January 14, 2016)

January 2016
08 Hokage the Third (Naruto)
09 Zebra (Toriko)
10 Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
11 Soifon (Bleach)
12 Wolfman (Wolf Children)
13 Makoto Hyuuga (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
14 Harpy Valentin (Saint Seiya)

Notable Japanese Holidays and Festivals

On February 11, the people in Japan celebrate Kenkoku Kinenbi, National Foundation Day. Please follow our link to read more about this interesting holiday: http://bit.ly/Kenkoku-Kinenbi

On February 12, it is Valentine’s Day in Japan, please follow this link to read all about it: http://bit.ly/Valentines-Day-in-Japan

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