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Post Reply Why do Shounen characters yell their attack names during fights?
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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/6/16
It doesn't make sense to me. Is there a logical reason behind this? The only shounen that doesn't do this is HxH.
Posted 8/6/16
I've always thought it activates their attacks

LOL
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Because they're stupid, but that's okay.
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Posted 8/6/16
To let the viewers know what the attack is.
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Posted 8/6/16
to avoid awkward silence.....

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Posted 8/6/16
So they remember what they're meant to be doing.
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i thought of it like a spell

the name channels the power and activates it
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Posted 8/6/16
because yelling gives more power??? idk
Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/7/16
"I WILL JAB FROM THE RIGHT AND THEN FOLLOW UP WITH AN UPPERCUT! DON'T BLOCK THIS! AAAAARGH!"

"I'M SNEAK ATTACKING YOU FROM BEHIND!!!! AAAAAAAARGGGH!"

Well, obviously it's reverse psychology.
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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/6/16
Its because its more badass that way

Also, HxH is not the only one who doesnt do that. Fullmetal Alchemist also doesnt do it
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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/6/16
gon yells his special attack every time he uses it
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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/6/16
"There are two kinds of people in this world; those who yell out their attack names, and those that don't"

That's an episode title from Gintama, which is another shounen without attack name yelling.
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Posted 8/6/16
"The only shonen that doesn't do this is Hunter x Hunter"
lol what? Gon?
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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/6/16

lilliputianliar wrote:

"The only shonen that doesn't do this is Hunter x Hunter"
lol what? Gon?


I think with his power he has to, maybe. Remember when he had his neck crushed he still had to udder the words.
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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/8/16
I've always wondered why the enemy gets surprised by it every time. Like

"I wonder when he is going to attack.. hmm" "RASENGAN" "Is it going to be now or?.. NANIIIII?!?!?"
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