Why do manga characters scream the name of their attacks?

Season 1 | Episode 27
36m | Jul 11, 2021

From Naruto's Rasengan to Dragon Ball's Kamehameha, attack names are an iconic part of mangas and animes (especially shounen). So much so that they appear in stories about food or sports. But why? Where do they come from? What are they for? And why on earth do they need to be yelled?

Our journey through these questions takes us through different perspectives: we consider titles and annotations that imbue semantic in art, the difference between mangas and western comics, the parallels with spells in magic, the history of battlecries, the esoteric concept of the true name of things, doxxing influencers...

We spend quite a while wondering about the power of words in themselves, and how they shape your reality. But it truly turns crazy when we bring up psychoanalysis.

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