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This page serves as a glossary of the various terms and phrases found in the Sano Ichirō series.


  • -san: The base honorific. It is roughly the equivalent of "Mr." and "Ms./Mrs."
  • -sama: An honorific expressing great respect. Depending on the context, it can be flattering, border on grovelling, or even indicate extreme disrespect. If used after a first person pronoun, it can indicate that the person thinks really highly of themselves.


  • Shōgun: The shōgun was a position of power in Japan.
  • Sosakan: The sosakan is a fictional position within the world of Sano Ichiro.
  • Yoriki: TBA
  • Dōshin: TBA
  • Rangakusha: A doctor who practices forgien science.
  • Eta: TBA