What does "dororon" mean in Japanese?

I would be very thankful. Let's say it's in front of a name. Example: Dororon Enma-kun, a old anime series from the 1970s.

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  • Lutlam
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    It's an onomatopoeia for ghosts appearing or disappearing. Usually spelt as どろん (doron), and dororon repeats its second syllable for exaggeration.

    This comes from the fact in stage plays from centuries ago a ghost's appearance/disappearance was very often accompanied by a Japanese drum (taiko) roll, which is onomatopoeically written as どろん (doron) or どろどろ (doro-doro). "Doron" can also be used for actual people disappearing from the scene (unfortunately not "dororon").

    Hope this helps.

    Dororon Enma-kun is in fact originally a manga, by the way.

    Source(s): I'm Japanese.
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