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Ichiban (一番?) means 'first' in Japanese. The Japanese language has numerous numeric suffixes that are used depending on the subject matter; "-ban" is only one of many ways to turn "ichi" ("one") into "first".
It can also refer to:
- Chūka Ichiban!, a Japanese anime
- Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maō, a Japanese anime
- Sapporo Ichiban, a brand of instant noodles produced by Sanyo Foods
- Ichiban Records, an Atlanta, Georgia hip-hop record label
- "Ichiban", song number G of the A-Z Series
- Ichiban, a fictional male lipstick on the sitcom Friends
- Ichiban Steak and Sushi, a restaurant chain
- Ichiban Moto, a US based builder of customized Japanese motorcycles in the cafe racer tradition
- Dai-ichi, another Japanese word meaning "Number one", with less connotation of superiority.
- Kena Sosa (1 June 2010), Mastering Japanese Counters—Different Endings for Counting Different Categories of Things, retrieved 2011-04-16
- minteh (2009-02-13), "How do you say "first", "second", "third" and so on in Japanese?", Yahoo! Answers, retrieved 2011-04-16
- Ichiban Moto eblog, retrieved 2014-01-13
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