You may have already come across some viral meme video where an annoying little girl repeats without stopping the word nico nico ni. You probably wondered what the hell that is?
In this article we will try to understand the whole origin, meaning and history of the famous Nico Nico Nii! This full article will talk about absolutely everything about viral, anime, memes and others.
What is Nico nico ni?
The word Nico Nico Ni is a slogan used in the anime Love Live! School Idol Project by the character Yazawa Niko. In Japanese the word is written Niko Niko Ni (いいいいい) and usually appears quite in forums such as 4chan, reddit and other popular sites in Japan and among the otakus of the West.
Love Live’s nico yazawa character has an aggressive personality and she is very self-confident. She sometimes needs to assume a brighter personality and grinds to act like an Idol so she usually uses the phrase Niko Niko Ni to play the cute one.
This phrase first appeared on the fifth episode of Love Live, where niko’s character tries to demonstrate his impression of an Idol for the rest of the cast. The scene quickly became notable among fans due to its expression, form and moe behavior. It wasn’t just a phrase that went viral, the sign the character makes with her hand, heart and expressions are part of the viral.
After his first appearance the term has already begun to become popular on websites, generating thousands of gifs, videos and FanArt and being used by several people. Even Korean singer Kim Heechul uses this expression in his shows. Popularity increased even more when they made a remix video that has already reached more than 10 million vizualizations: (the guy deleted the youtube account? What?)
Some began to say that nico nico ni’s term is satan due to his great popularity and the fact that niko’s character has an unsympathetic personality. This only generated more memes, gifs and fan arts.
What does Nico Nico NIi mean?
Some may imagine that this phrase has absolutely no meaning. Actually the character’s name is Niko which would explain why she uses that expression. Only in Japanese there is the expression niko nikoいいいい that is the onomatopoeia of smiling, so basically she is saying that you are smiling in your heart.
The word Nii may just be the ni particle according to the phrase she’s using, or she may be just doing like other anime characters who invent finishing the nyan speaking phrases to look like cats.
To better understand the expression we will see all the phrase that Niko Yazawa says:
Anata wa Heart ni Nico Nico-nii
- You’re smiling in your heart.
- Anata – You
- Heart – Coração
- Niko Niko – Smile
Egao todokeru Yazawa Nico Nico
- And I’m going to put a smile on your heart!
- Todokeru – deliver, send
- Yazawa – She referred to herself in third person.
- Egao – Smile
Nico-nii te oboeteru Love Nico nii
- Remember Nico! Nico loves you!
- Oboeteru – Remember, don’t forget.
There is a youtube-like video site called Nico Nico Douga, thus showing that niko niko onomatopeia is present in Japanese culture, which facilitated the vitalization of Nico Yazawa’s speech.
The Name Nico Yazawa
Some people write Nico Yazawa, but it’s not entirely wrong to do that. There is no letter “C” in the Japanese language, so nico is written niko in[にこ] the native language of Japan. The first name (niko) is written in Hiragana, so it has no deep meaning, probably should refer to the same smile onomatopoeia.
In the Japanese language the about family name or name is written first. Yazawa [矢澤] is written ya [矢] means arrow or dart, making total reference to his Idol ability that hits the hearts of fans.
Nico Yazawa is 1.54 tall, blood type A, her sizes are B74-W57-H79 and was born on July 22, in the anime she is 17 years old. She is voiced by Tokui Sora.
The Legendary Nico Nico Knee
Fighter Marcellus Black known as Otaku on Twitter screams and makes Nico Nico Knee’s gestures to finish a sip on his opponents. You can see in the video below a scene of the influence caused by Nico Yazawa.
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