Fire Emblem Vocabulary List

Playing Fire Emblem in Japanese is a challenge when it comes to reading and understanding the story. There’s a lot of text and many of the words aren’t going to come up in every day conversation. That said, if you’re familiar with the series you can probably manage to get through the games one way or another, even if the story is difficult to grasp. I’ll eventually divide these into a ‘you need to know the words to play’ and ‘these words are story words,’ but for now… Here’s a lot o’ words.

Fire Emblem Essentials

Main Menu
ゲームモード:game mode
カジュアル:casual (the mode where fallen units come back)
クラシック:classic (the mode where fallen units stay dead)
難易度:なんいど:difficulty level
ノーマル:normal
ハード:hard
ルナティック:lunatic

Battle Menus
ユニット選択:ユニットせんたく:unit selection
マップ・配置:マップ・はいち:map position
身支度:みじたく: manage what units are holding
支援会話:しえんかいわ:support conversation
スキル着脱:スキルちゃくだつ:skill equiping
セーブ:save (like saving your data)
持ち物:もちもの:held items
物交換:ぶつこうかん:items exchange
坊陣:ぼうじん:defensive formation
待機:たいき:on standby, wait
攻撃:こうげき:attack

Weapons and Stats
剣:けん (sometimes つるぎ): sword
槍:やり:spear, lance, javelin
斧:おの:axe, hatchet
弓:ゆみ:bow
杖:つえ:wand, staff
青銅:せいどう:bronze
鉄:てつ:iron
鋼:はがね:steel
銀:ぎん:silver
勇者:ゆうしゃ:hero (for the hero weapon family that get two attacks)
聖なる:せいなる:holy
手槍:てやり:javelin
手斧:ておの:hand axe, hatchet
命中:めいちゅう:accuracy
必殺:ひっさつ:crit chance
重さ:おもさ:weight
耐久:たいきゅう:durability
射程:しゃてい:range
値段:ねだん:price
味方:みかた:ally
全員:ぜんいん:everyone
回復:かいふく:restoration, recovery
マス:cell of a grid
速さ:はやさ:speed
守備:しゅび:defense
魔防:まぼう:magic defense
武器:ぶき:weapon
移動:いどう:movement

Fire Emblem Fates

暗示: あんじ; hint, suggestion
将: しょう; commander, leader
一騎打ち:いっきうち; one on one combat
所望 : しょもうする ; to wish, desire
卑劣 : ひれつ ; mean, foul
降伏 : こうふく; surrender, submission
阻む : はばむ ; to stop, to prevent
任せる:まかせる; to entrust, to leave to
不向き:ふむき; unfit, unsuitable
出過ぎる:ですぎる; protrude, be to forward
干上がる:ひあがる; to dry up
気を抜く: 気をぬく; to lose focus
指示:しじ; instruction, directions
戦況:せんきょう; war situation
確かめる:たしかめる; to ascertain, to check
伏兵:ふくへい; ambush
止めを刺す: とどめをさす; to put an end to
絆:きずな; bonds (between people)
さもなくば: otherwise
構う:かまう; to be concerned about
離脱: りだつ; withdraw
怪我: けが ; injury
新手:あらて; fresh supply of troops
黙る:だまる; to be silent
悪運:あくうん; bad luck
騙す:だます; to deceive
同胞:どうほう; brethren, fellowman
敵わない:かなわない; no match for, unable to do
敵意:てきい; animosity, hostility
斬る:きる; to kill (a human) with a sword
深手を追う; ふかでをおう:severe wound, gash
宿る:やどる; to dwell, to live, to stay at
解き放つ:ときはなつ; to release
挑む:いどむ; to challenge
極める:きわめる; to carry to extremes, to master
裏返し:うらがえし; inside out
介抱:かいほう; nursing, looking after
城塞:じょうさい; fortress, citadel
浮かない顔:うかないかお; looking depressed, long face
鈍感:どんかん; dimwitted, insensitivity
捕虜:ほりょ; prisoner (of war)
お目通り:おめどおり; audience (with person of high standing)
精進:しょうじん; diligence
互角:ごかく; equality, good match
結界:けっかい; boundaries (spiritual or magical)
いにしえ:ancient times, antiquity
末裔:まつえい; descendants
雑兵:ぞうひょう; ordinary soldiers, small fry
草刈り:くさかり; mowing, mower
如き:ごとき; like, the same as
一隊:いったい; party, company, squad
容易い:たやすい; easy, simple
頼もしい:たのもしい; reliable, trustworthy
異界:いかい; spirit world, under world
秘める:ひめる; to hide
振るう:ふるう; to swing, to wield
たちどころに:at once, then and there
精一杯:せいいっぱい; with all one’s might
迎え撃つ:むかえうつ; to ambush
くれぐれも:sincerely, earnestly
禁物:きんもつ; taboo, forbidden thing
余興:よきょう; side show, entertainment
壁越し:かべごし; on the other side of a wall
下す:くだす; to make a decision
追って:おって; later on
沙汰:さた; incident, issue
仇になる:あだになる; to backfire
悔い:くい; regret
きっと:surely, almost certainly
に免じる:にめんじる; to dismiss (~consideringに)
背く:そむく; to go against, to disobey
贖罪:しょくざい; attonement
偵察:ていさつ; scout out, reconnaissance
任務:にんむ; duty, function, mission
償う:つぐなう; to compensate for
廃墟:はいきょ; ruins
失望:しつぼう; disappointment
従者:じゅうしゃ; follower
のんき:carefree, optimistic
直々:じきじき; personal, direct
到底:とうてい; (cannot) possibly
旅立ち:たびだち; setting off (on a trip)
不吉な:ふきつな; ominous
否か:いなか; ..or not
略奪:りゃくだつ; pillage, plunder
殺人:さつじん; murder
無限:むげん; infinity
渓谷:けいこく; valley, revine
果てしない:はてしない; endless
谷底:たにそこ; bottom of the valley or revine
暗雲:あんうん; dark clouds
吊橋:つりばし; suspension bridge
迂回:うかい; detour
かわす:to cross
不可侵:ふかしん; nonaggression
一旦:いったん; once, for a moment
よくも:how dare…; how could…
止むを得ない:やむをえない; cannot be helped
陣形:じんけい; battle formation
整える:ととのえる; to arrange, to get ready
身を寄せ合う:みをよせあう; go into a huddle
肝要:かんよう; essential
制圧:せいあつ; gaining total control
岸:きし; bank, coast, shore
崖:がけ; cliff
所業:しょぎょう; deed act
暴れる:あばれる; to act violently
退く:しりぞく; to move back, to retreat
しとやかな:graceful
推参:すいさん; paying an unannounced visit
増援:ぞうえん; reinforcement
落下:らっか; fall
負う:おう; to bear, to be injured
醜い:みにくい; ugly
獣:けもの; beast, animal
首尾:しゅび; course of events
二度と:にどと; never again (with negative verb)
幻:まぼろし; vision, illusion