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Do you guys have a hard time remembering anime characters names?
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Posted 8/31/13
I always remember the protagonist because you know there significant and Antagonist I remember tooo but minor characters I forget or depends on personality
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I don't really have a problem once I get deep into the series, but I've realised I'm finding it harder to remember names when starting new series. At the start i watched all the mainstream stuff which are super long so it wasn't too hard to remember. The latest thing I've started reading is Bakuman and I think I have a good grasp of most of the names now
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Sometimes. It depends on the name for me though .
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Posted 8/31/13 , edited 8/31/13
Shows like Yuru Yuri were the worst for me in that respect because they had multiple close friendship groups. When characters were on-screen they were called by their first name by their close friends, but when they were off-screen they were invariably being referred to by their surname by the other friendship group.
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Posted 8/31/13
I thought I was the only one who seemed to forget their names! Ha! I remember if I watch the series more than once or there are just so many episodes that I pick it up but for most of them I forget their names.

Manga I have the same problem. I can't even remember the names of some of those I've read. There's just too many and I have tendency to marathon them until I'm caught up or done with the series. Lol. It's funny that I'll remember everything about the characters and the story but their names and the title of the work, I just can't seem to commit to memory! Lol!

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Lol, You're not the only one XD Most of the recent anime I watch I always forget their names *-*

And for manga I don't forget because they're always saying it. Well depends on what the manga is. It's weird for me o.o
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Posted 9/1/13
I sometimes do. Like with AoT. They introduce like 25 characters in the course of 18 episodes.
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If I hear the name, I know the character, but when I want to talk about the character, I can never remember the name. Somehow, I only start remembering names when the anime is over (and assuming I liked it enough) I look for fanart/fanfiction.
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Posted 9/1/13 , edited 9/1/13
As the years go by, I have a harder and harder time remembering japanese names. OTL
I'll remember bits and pieces, or barely misremember a name, but it's a lot harder to memorize and recall fully japanese names now.
The same goes for korean and chinese names as well.
If the names are western, or really bizarre, I can usually remember them. Like Horohoro, or Biscuit, or Mustang.
Or if a name is simple or used so often it's impossible to not remember it, like Yoko, Ueki, or basically all the NGE characters and cult classics like Clannad.

Names that I had to really try and learn how to pronounce are memorable as well. Like Scheherazade.
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Posted 9/1/13
I only remember characters that are the most interesting. For example I know who Sunohara is, but I don't know anyone else from Clannad. I also remember Harima and Tenma from School Rumble and nobody else. So for me it depends on how interesting the character is.

I do know everyone's name in One Piece. That's the only anime I know that I can name every characters first and last name.
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Posted 9/1/13 , edited 9/1/13
If the characters or show are forgettable, I tend to forget them. Otherwise, I don't have much of a problem.
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Posted 9/1/13

Des85 wrote:

The only thing I'm great at remembering is numbers, if I've read them sometimes of course.
I even forget names of characters in anime I really liked I can't mention the names of the characters in like Steins;Gate, except for their nicknames (Super haker, Mad Scientist, Christina. I feel really ashamed that I didn't remember Mayushii since she's my favorite character from it And now I became sad, thinking about the anime :| )


I hate to break it to you but Mayushii is Mayuri Shiina's nickname!
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Posted 9/1/13
Yes I do!! The japanense names are so hard xD I get so easily confused >_<
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Posted 9/1/13

crimsoncoder wrote:

I hate to break it to you but Mayushii is Mayuri Shiina's nickname!


I know ;P
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Posted 9/1/13
With smaller shows it's actually harder for me. Often times I can't learn the names of characters as well in 12 episodes as I can in 2 or more seasons, even if the show is really good, for example AnoHana. Heck, I can still remember a lot of Bleach characters even though I haven't watched it for years XD
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