Kanji and meanings of Tsuyu chan’s name
Asui Tsuyu’s name in My Hero Academia means a frog?
Her family name includes the kanji symbol that stands for a frog!
Tsuyu chan’s name is frog-ish like her quirk. A frog says KAERU in Japanese, but you can’t find the word in her name.
Then why does it feel like frog? Let’s see it together!
ASUI – frog croakings
This is a very rare word and I honestly saw it the first time in my life when I watched My Hero Academia.
The first letter usually reads KAERU and it means a frog. Reading it A is unusual. The second one SUI means to blow or to pipe wind instruments.
The word ASUI means the sound of frogs croakings, but it’s not known even among Japanese people!
TSUYU – rainy season
TSUYU is a rainy season in Japan, which starts in May and lasts until the middle of July.
This is an irregular reading for this kanji combination. The first letter means “Japanese apricots” and the second one does “rain”.
We have a lot of rainy days in July. And it’s also the season we see a lot of frogs under the rain. So this name associated with a frog indirectly.
That’s why the whole name Asui Tsuyu reminds us of a frog when we see it in kanji letters.