Suffering From Junior High School 2nd Year Disease?

Japan has some interesting (?) illnesses. 中二病 (ちゅうにびょう) or “Junior High School 2nd Year Illness” is running rampant. And it’s not just limited to Junior High School students. It could be inflicting you, right now.

Let’s take this essential quiz right away to diagnose yourself.

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1. Are you happy when people tell you that you are different?

2. When your favorite musician suddenly hits it big, do you suddenly lose interest?

3. Do you praise manga that has been cut from serial publication?

4. Do you unnecessarily add kanji to phrases that usually don’t have it?

5. Is your hobby observing people?

6. Do you have a fantasy nickname for yourself, like Dark-Wing?

If you answer yes to all of the above, you may be in trouble.

What is 中二病?

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It’s when you believe that you are different from other people. That you are special. You speak your own minority opinion. You come from some environment that makes you stand out. You find the similarities of how your life is similar to the main hero of an anime or manga.

And now you know.

Suffering From Junior High School 2nd Year Disease

And now you can join our group.

Not so bad? Inflicted with 中二病? I think everyone is to some minor extent.



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Adam

Adam

Founder of Jalup. Spends most of his time absorbing and spreading thrilling information about learning Japanese.

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Suffering From Junior High School 2nd Year Disease? — 14 Comments

  1. Wow this post had perfect timing! I started reading Steins;Gate manga a few days ago and this word kept cropping up all the time. It was so frustrating because I couldn’t find a translation or anything on the Internet about it!
    The only difference was that in the manga it’s written like 「厨二病」, any idea why?
    So this is baisically what we would call being a “pubescent know-it-all teenager” right?

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