Honorifics definition

In Japan, honorifics are put at the end of a name in order to display a degree of formality and familiarity that a speaker uses when referring to a particular individual.  Not using honorific signifies disdain for a person or it may signify that the speaker and addressed person as being very close.  Recently the use of honorifics has become more frequent in subtitling and English dubs.  Various forms of honorifics in anime include: chan, dono, kun, nii/nee, sama, san, senpai, and sensei.