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    Default Why is it onii-chan not onii-kun?

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    Pretty sure chan is used to symbolize affection, while kun is really the simplest and smallest form of respect u can give.

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    Because kun is used to address a boy of the same age as the speaker, in this case the imouto or otouto, who is certainly younger than the oniichan, so it can be considered rude to call an oniichan with oniikun.

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