Kanji and meanings of Meimei’s name
What is the meaning of Meimei’s name in Jujutsu Kaisen?
The kanji symbol MEI means “afterlife”. It gives dark and cool impressions!
The name Meimei sounds like Chinese, but her birthplace is not revealed in the Jujutsu Kaisen story and her profile is still covered in mystery.
Can we try to find it from her name?
Let’s dive deeper into the origin of her name!
MEI – afterlife
MEI means afterlife.
Can you see this character consists of three parts? The middle one stands for the sun. The top one covers the sun and the bottom one represents a hole.
The whole word pictures the sun fell under the ground and the light is blocked.
It represents the realm of the dead!
It’s the kanji letter with a dark meaning and we usually don’t use it for one’s name.
But you’ll sometimes see it in manga and anime because this letter gives somehow mysterious and powerful impressions and matches names for characters on the dark side.
As for Meimei’s name, there’s a Chinese phrase that seems to related to her background.
A chinese phrase that seems to related to Meimei’s past
This kanji phrase reads MEI MEI NO KOKOROZASHI.
MEI = afterlife
NO = of
KOKOROZASHI = aim, mission, aspiration
As we already learned, MEI is the afterlife. But it means “a hidden place” here. The whole phrase means “to work hard unnoticed”.
Meimei told that she trained herself desperately when she was younger. It’s exactly “Mei Mei no Kokorozashi” isn’t it?
It’s just my guess, but I think the author of Jujutsu Kaisen knew the phrase and the meaning.