ヒーロー

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Japanese[edit]

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 ヒーロー on Japanese Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English hero.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ヒーロー (rōmaji hīrō)

  1. a hero (person of great bravery)
    • 1997 July 9, Takahashi, Kazuki, “遊闘バトル23 アメリカン・ヒーロー〈こうへん [Battle 23: American Hero ‹Last Chapter›]”, in ゆうおう [King of Games], volume 3 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 4-08-872313-9, page 81:
       (とも) ()…パパは () (ちが)っていたよ……このマスクに (かく)れていた… (とも) (だち)のために (きず)ついた (かお)こそが (ほん) (とう)ヒーロー (かお)だったんだね…
      Tomoya… papa wa machigatteita yo…… Kono masuku ni kakureteita… tomodachi no tame ni kizutsuita kao koso ga hontō no hīrō no kao dattan da ne…
      Tomoya… I was wrong…… Under this mask… the face that took a beating for friends, was the true face of a hero…
    • 2009 August 24, Kageyama, Naoyuki, “GXジーエックス-2 そのまんじょう [GX-2: That Name is Manjōme‼]”, in ゆうおうGXジーエックス [King of Games GX], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 22nd edition, Tokyo, ISBN 4-08-874286-9, page 49:
      E・HEROエレメンタルヒーロー エアーマンをこうげきひょうしょうかん
      Erementaru HĪRŌ Eāman o Kōgeki Hyōji de Shōkan‼
      I Summon Elemental HERO Airman in Attack Mode‼
    • 2013 April 7, ONE; Murata, Yusuke, “げき 一げき [1st Hit: One Hit]”, in ONEPUNCH-MAN【ワンパンマン】 [ONE-PUNCH MAN], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 6th edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-870701-3, pages 17–19:
       (なに) (もの)だお (まえ)
      Nanimono da omae wa
      Who the hell are you?
       (しゅ) ()ヒーローをやっている (もの)
      Shumi de hīrō o yatteiru mono da
      Just a guy who does hero stuff as a hobby
      なんだその (てき) (とう) (せっ) (てい)は…
      Nan da sono tekitō na settei wa…
      What a half-ass setup…
    • 2016, Lynn as Chloe Price, ライフ イズ ストレンジ [Life Is Strange] (in Japanese), Dontnod Entertainment, Square Enix:
      マックスはあたしのヒーロー
      Makkusu wa atashi no hīrō da
      You’re my hero, Max
  2. a hero (main protagonist)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the sense of "protagonist", this word generally refers to male characters. ヒロイン (hiroin) is used for female protagonists instead.

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