弾幕

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See also: 彈幕 and 弹幕

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
だん
Grade: S
まく
Grade: 6
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

The third sense developed as a comparison between the bullet fire of "bullet hell" video games and the presentation of comments on Niconico Douga.

Noun[edit]

弾幕 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 彈幕, hiragana だんまく, rōmaji danmaku)

  1. barrage (heavy curtain of artillery fire)
  2. (neologism) danmaku (type of heavy bullet fire featured in "bullet hell" shoot 'em up video games)
  3. (neologism) comments that scroll across the video screen