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I think 能 might be misspelled, it might have been 熊, otherwise it doesn't make sense. But still "There is a tall bear ahead" is not good enough to get across, what does it really mean?

  • 能 here means power or energy. – CodyChan Aug 11 '17 at 3:22
  • You must be watching the danmaku's on AcFun or Bilibili :) It justs means there are astonishing danmaku's or video contents ahead. – Harry Summer Aug 11 '17 at 11:35
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https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%89%8D%E6%96%B9%E9%AB%98%E8%83%BD

前方高能一般认为最早出自《机动战士高达》系列。指宇宙舰队在太空行军过程中为了安全,会时刻对前方的宇宙空间进行能量侦测。若有高能量反应,则及时规避。

而在各ACGN弹幕网的视频弹幕中经常会出现“前方高能”之类的弹幕,则是预示接下来会出现激烈的内容或画面。

It is apparently a Japanese phrase commonly seen in Japanese anime.

"Front high-energy" is generally considered the earliest from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series. Refers to the space battle ships (or mobile suits) travel in space, for safety reason, will always sweep for high energy reactions. If detected a high energy reaction, The pilot can decide to take evasive action or prepare to engage enemy.

In the videos from ACGN network. The message "前方高能" (High energy reaction detected in front) would often appear on screen. Whenever it does, the two enemies are in a collision course, intense battle will begin shortly.

Nowadays, they also use this phrase to announce upcoming exciting sequence of all kinds, not just for battle

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It is Japanese Kanji, in China, it means the upcoming will be exciting/ shocking/ amazing/.

Another words is 高能预警: warn for upcoming.

When you watch an online video, you may see 弹幕 like this:

"前方高能" (The upcoming scene is amazing/ shocking)"

"高能预警, 非战斗人员速速撤退" (warning, the following scene is amazing, you don't want to miss it.)

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"太高能了" (Amazing.)

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The phrase is currently mainly used for warning that "something" special/shocking is about to happen.

前方: literally "ahead", here meaning "soon".

高能: literally "high energy", here meaning "great impact" and further into "something shocking", it could be either positive or negative.

Being put together makes it sounds more like "Warning: We are about to take great impact, please tighten your seat belts".

So the phrase is often used as a notification when you want yourself prepared for what's about to happen.

Note that the phrase "高能" is also used seperatly for "shocking"(as adjective).

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