Learning Japanese Through Xenoblade Chronicles
Bet you didn't know this: those strange symbols that appear on your sword in Xenoblade Chronicles? They have a name: kanji. (Although I imagine they could also be hanzi, given how kanji were formed, but for now, I'll proceed on the assumption that they're kanji.) OK, you probably knew that already, but do you know what that shit means? Exactly. Well, I'm here to chronicle what these symbols mean with this very list. Now, then, as I'm still playing through the game, this isn't going to be complete, at first and will be updated rather sporadically. Also, given my lack of skill with Japanese and the fact that a lot of these kanji are pretty stylized, these may amount to nothing more than educated guesses (albeit very carefully taken educated guesses). That in mind, let's dive right in.
Update: when searching for "Xenoblade Chronicles list of kanji" on Google, this is the first result. Truly, I have arrived.
Yet another update: I've just noticed the lack of a spoiler warning of any kind up until I added the last kanji. The hell's wrong with me?