Post Reply IM GONNA DO THIS AND IM GONNA YELL ABOUT IT FIRST!!!!
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IRON REVERSE SOUL STEALER!!!!

Screw just scratching somebody my claws, I gotta shout the name of a very simple attack when I do it.

And Kenshin... he's a genius. I'm sure shouting the name of all your Hiten Misterugi techniques is in no way gonna give them away

But you all get my point. How come shonen anime warriors feel the need to scream the name of the attack or style they use... I find it a little annoying when fight scenes are half fighing half talking about how they like to fight.
Who explains their fighting style when they fight? it really comes off as cheesy and really cliche
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Because it styled as f*ck
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Apparently helps build chi, words are power, and older than fiction.
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watch gintama

it'll make you feel better

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Sometimes it's the 'words have power' trope that is being used, especially when the character is casting a spell or otherwise using magic. The words are an integral part of the attack, so the person generally has to say them. The kidou from Bleach sort of work that way as do the zanpaktou attacks. The point is even made that knowing the name of an attack makes it stronger. Buddhist sutras will also often get that treatment, as in Blue Exorcist. This category is probably where the 'calling your attack' trope originated and actually makes sense.

There are also stories where people 'call their attacks' just because that's what you do in shounen. And of course there are the shows that make fun of such shows and take 'calling your attack' to ridiculous levels.

Now, my favorite 'version' of this is when the character explains what the attack did after performing the attack. Especially when there's a time lag between when the attack does critical damage and when the character realizes something is wrong. Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho is particularly good at that one.
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Maybe they just like the sound of their own voice.
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Because naming things is awesome. When you come up with a great, or not, name for a move or anything you want people to know. People won't know it if you don't yell it nor will they understand if you don't explain.
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