I dont know how to type that character, otherwise I would try it out through other means.

What does the character mean? It appears in a poster concerning the Japanese manga Naruto.

naruto poster: bonds

  • Looks like a poster for the Japanese anime movie, Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds ?
    – Cocowalla
    May 7, 2012 at 23:49

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That looks like 絆 (traditional character). The simplified one is 绊. Chinese pronunciation is bàn and it can mean:

  1. to trip
  2. to get in the way
  3. to hold ... up
  4. it can also refer to 绊子 which is a wrestling technique that is executed by throwing the opponent over one's leg; to hurt somebody without letting them know

In Japanese it stands for kizuna and means bonding, connections between people or bonds (just as the picture says).


This is not Chinese, it's Japanese(絆). The meaning of the character in very different in the two languages now.

The meaning of the symbol is already shown in the picture : bonds (between friends, family members, etc.)

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