Ai Yori Aoshi

Aoi Sakuraba wanted to find her first love. Kaoru Hanabishi wanted to help her out. They never realized they knew each other until they met in the Subway. Ever since their arranged marriage 18 years ago,Aoi had been in love with Kaoru. Suddenly, the marriage has been called off so Aoi traveled to Tokyo to see Kaoru again.

Now that she has found him, she wants to stay with him. However, her family does not approve of this.

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Name Suffixes

Japanese names are often given suffixes, similar to how English language uses prefixes. Suffixes are often respective or honorific, and it is useful in clarifying the relationship between people. Sometimes no suffix is used for someone lower in status, or between peers when the relationship is casual.

  • chan: This is usually used to refer to people who are younger than you, or as a term of endearment.
  • sama: This is used to address someone in a very formal respectful manner, like lord or lady.
  • san: The most common suffix used in Japanese. Similar to Mr., Mrs., or Ms.
  • senpai: Used when referring to an upperclassman or a veteran in the same field.