#552 Abareru-Kun

Japanese TV comedians come and go but recently Abareru-Kun has been a prime-time entertainer.

The Japanese word 暴れる/あばれる/abareru means “to act violently or distruptively”.

君/くん/kun is often put at the end of boys names, like “chan” or “san”.

He got the nickname when he had a part-time job and often broke plates and made a mess.

He’s recently become known abroad for his connection with Pokemon.

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He he hosted the “Pokédex Completion Journey” segment on Pokemon Get TV from 2013-2015.

He’s now one of the hosts on the “Pokémon House”/”Pokénchi” show on TV Tokyo with Hyadain, Shoko Nakagawa and Rin Otani.

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He was in the news today because he welcomed his baby boy to the world yesterday.

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He hails from Fukushima, as does his wife who he met during high school.

You can check him out in action:

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