おはようござます（お早うございます）is a straight forward and simple enough phrase to remember, right? Sure it is. Saying “good morning” (or “hello” during morning time) is one of the first Japanese phrases that any one of us learn in our effort to bring us that much closer to understanding what’s going on in that anime we love so dearly without relying on the subtitles. There is a little more to the usage of this phrase that isn’t mind blowing or necessarily complicated, but it is sure raise a brow for a second or two once you come across it; given that you weren’t already aware. So let me fill you in and prepare you to be nonplussed should this little curveball come your way.