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Post Reply Why do Shounen characters yell their attack names during fights?
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Posted 8/8/16
I thought way in the beginning when Gon was starting out calling out Janken helped him concentrate. Granted that's a pretty common trope when an anime decides to explain why they call out attack names (the other being that the character likes to imitate fictional anime characters they've seen)
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I just thought of another reason. It gives the anime artists a chance to plaster a totally awesome name across the whole screen, including a SFX. Here is how the 1966 TV Batman did it.

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Posted 8/8/16
For dramatic effect and to distinguish moves.
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In the interest of gender equality, I might point out that this doesn't happen in just shounen shows. The ladies do the same thing.

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