What does ‘Ara ara’ mean in the context of anime?
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It’s often used to call someone out in a cruel, triumphant manner.
Ara is usually said after the speaker has done battle with another person and emerged victorious. As such, it can be seen as a declaration of victory where the speaker is taunting their opponent or laughing at them for losing. Ara is typically only used when there is bad blood between two people, or two groups of people. Ara normally refers to an individual rather than a group of people; if you’re saying “Ara!”, you’re generally talking about your own life rather than someone else’s territory.