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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 9/3/13
Because I do for some reason ._. and I was wondering if you guys have a hard time remembering them, Or is it just me lol

Edit: I see what you guys are trying to say :3
Ever since I started watching naruto I seem to know most of the characters name (Main and supporting characters) but for the most recent animes I have a hard time remembering their names (Attack on titan) and other animes as well.
I guess it just takes a long time and the only reason why I know the characters names for naruto is because I been watching it for a long time and it's been going on for a long LONG time
But overall learning new anime characters name are tuff for me only for supporting characters and some main characters :3

Edit: I'm really surprised that it's not only me, REALLY REALLY surprised lol
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Posted 8/30/13
If the anime is good to the point where it sticks with me, no. Certain ones that I thoroughly enjoyed like Toradora, Nana, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are easily remembered. I am not just talking about the main characters, but also the supporting cast as well. If they are ho-hum anime, I tend to forget the anime altogether.
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Posted 8/30/13
Yes and no, but mainly yes.

For me, it really depends on how distinct their name sounds (or how distinct of a character they are). I can remember names like HIkigaya Hachiman, Konata Izumi, and Ryuumonbuchi Touka, but I tend to forget names that are used all the time like Sakura, Yuko, Nagisa, Makoto, and pretty much all male names. With names that are really common, they sort of blend together into "generic Japanese character X" unless they are really distinctive characters (Like Yuki Nagato or Haruhi Suzumiya / Haruhi Fujioka)
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Posted 8/30/13
Ahhhh, The only anime characters i mostly remember are characters from naruto since that's the anime I watched when I was a kid. The most recent anime I watch I tent to forget immediately No matter how much I try to remember them I just can't kinda sad tbh, I really want to remember their names *-*
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Posted 8/30/13
i remember some ... but most of the times NO lol
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Posted 8/30/13
only if there are a lot of characters to remember.. and if the anime or characters aren't interesting.

honestly, I have a harder time remembering people's names IRL... it's weird.
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Posted 8/30/13
After the amount of anime I have watched it's hard for me to remember most of the character's names. I've found that I tend to remember them better in long running seasons (although I tend to have a problem remembering all of the captains names in Bleach).
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Posted 8/30/13
Depends on the anime and the type of names they choose. Of course it's harder to place common Japanese names on short anime(like 13 episodes), but it's easier with a longer anime(100+ episodes) where they use more unique names like in One Piece.

Though for those ones I forget, just by remembering what one of the supporting characters called the MC, I can remember the name. I've done that with a few anime, I could only remember the nickname that they called the main character which led me to the name.
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Posted 8/30/13
I had a serious problem with this when watching Medaka Box, since the author is very fond of strange names, but mainly it's not a problem for me.
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Posted 8/30/13
In my favorite shows i don't have this problem but some that i don't care for, i may forget the lesser characters names. Still, there are some names that just stand out to me like Keichi Morisato from Ah! My Goddess and Yukinari aka Punynari from Girls Bravo.
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Posted 8/30/13
Yes. I'm glad I'm not the only one lol. I always feel like I'm not a real fan of the show because I can't remember the character's names. I tend to remember the names of characters in animes I love but even then, it's only like the main characters...
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
I think it depends on how the characters are introduced. For example if a bunch of the cast shows up at once in the first ep there's no way I could remember all of them without checking on ANN constantly (which I have to do often since I like knowing the VA's with each character). I remember Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere just had every single character pop up in the first minute and from there I'm lost, this also happened with Fate Zero. But if they introduce characters one or two at a time I find it easier to remember them like the FMA's, Toradora or and even most of the shonen anime. It also doesn't help if the names or obscure/long - unless they are characters that can stand out. So if it's a side char with a strange name and weak development then there's no hope lol.
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Posted 8/30/13
I am the worlds worst.... Now if it is an anime that is long and I have watched all of the series, like Naruto or One Piece..i tend to remember the main characters names. I thought it was just because I was getting a little older...lol....but age is just a number to me.. but I see that most of you are wayyyyy younger than me and still can't remember them so I don't feel too bad...
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Posted 8/30/13
I only remember all the names from my like.. top 3 anime. The rest, I have to admit I forget over time.
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Posted 8/30/13
If you are not used to Japanese names it could be hard to be honest.
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