Sansha Mendan: Rensa Suru Chijoku Choukyou no Gakuen — 04 DVD LQ

Translation: Tennouji
Encode: Shareraw from hikiko123

It’s been 4 episodes and I haven’t talked about this title yet, not even in the script notes. So here’s a bit of useless brainfood for anyone out there who’s wondering why the title is weird.

The first thing about this title is that it is a pun. Sanshamendan (三者面談) is an actual word. It literally means “a three-person interview”, but the actual term is used for “parent-child meeting”. The three people referred to are the parent, the child, and the teacher. You see this a lot on anime where the teacher talks to a parent with the student next to them.

Now here comes the pun. Notice how this series has its second character/kanji different from earlier. The character for person (者) is replaced with shot (射). Both can be read as “sha”. The latter (射) is commonly used in a specific word in this genre: shasei (射精) i.e. “ejaculation”. That’s the reason why I translated the title as “Three-shot Interview”. It’s the closest I can get so it ended up that way. I’m not very proud of myself when it comes to pun, since I also ended up making up weird and cringy words like “unidemon”.

The Japanese love their kanji puns as well as their four-kanji poems/yojijukugo (四字熟語) just like the Chinese. Or rather, they got it from the Chinese chéngyǔ (成語). Another good example of this is sanshasanyou (三者三様) that literally means “three person, three manners”. It’s their equivalent proverb for “to each, their own”. The old 4-koma manga of the same name uses the first three kanji (三者三葉) with the fourth one replaced with “leaf/leaves” (葉) but the idea and meaning is generally the same as the original proverb.

Comments (8)

  • Meghann Knight

    Threat found
    This web page contains potentially dangerous content.
    Threat: HTML/ScrInject.B trojan
    Access to it has been blocked. Your computer is safe.

    • Bryanis

      Mediafire is fine, the file is up.
      Sadly there always some ads (usually in a pop-up window), that were you go the (false positive ?) virus alert.

      Try again and be ready to imediatly shut down the pop-up. Else you’re left with using the torrent.

    • anon123

      Mediafire is a good host, at least for a downloader (no waiting times, captchas or speed limits), but sadly they have these abusive pop-under windows that are so commonplace nowadays. I don’t use an ad blocker myself, but they’re a good example of a site that would warrant it. jDownloader is also an option.

    • Anonymous

      ublock origin is usually (for me 100%) good enough to block things like that. There was another tab that opened once I clicked download, but it was blocked immediately.

      But still, MEGA is superior. Not a big deal, though.

    • Tennouji

      I’d really love to use MEGA for every releases, but a1c stuff are being actively reported on it. My previous account ended up getting banned because of that, rendering about half of MEGA links to my previous releases dead.

  • Meghann Knight

    Yeah its the stupid site, not the file. sometimes refreshing gets past it but not always.

  • anon123

    Haha, nice Japanese lesson in the description. Thanks for sharing. I’m hoping one day these blackmail and rape titles may surprise me by giving the protagonist the punishment he deserves, but so far this has only happened with Gakuen 1.

  • Anonymous

    Want to watch hentai instead got a lecture in Kanji

    Good shit mate, nice

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