Do you guys also have trouble remembering character names in anime?
I have a horrible memory all around.
Only when I don't care that much about them.
I have trouble remembering names in real life too.
All names really, but for the Amagi park names are easy to recall.
I have troubles remembering TV show character names too.
I'm terrible with Jap names
I suck at names in media, but not in real life.
For some reason I also have trouble with anime names of shows I like.
When they're shit characters that aren't worth remembering then yes, but that's the case with all fiction.
I memorize them by hair colour.
Yes, unless they're simple one word names like Sento, Esdeath, Yoko, etc. If it's some name like Konota Sawashimi I'll forget it by the time the episode is over.
Same here, but I don't remember the names.
I just name them by their traits at that point.
S&M blonde drill hair with big tits, to give an example.
But I'm terrible with korean names (The Breaker, Veritas, etc).
I have trouble remembering anything.
this. It really depends on the show/manga and the character in question.
I remember minor characters from like 5 years ago in One Piece and have problems remembering the captains in Bleach. I read both series every week.
Is it weird that I can remember anime character names better than names in real life?
I feel like most people are the opposite.
Congratulations. You're just one step away from being a weeb.
I never really had trouble with that.
Korean names are fucking impossible for me though.
Most times I just remember their most common name on /a/.
I don't even know all the Keions' full names
Dude, you made me realize that I only know 3 of their first names.
None of their last names.
I don't know the names of the blonde with the big eyebrows and the gitaaa girl.
You should know at least one name for every Keion by diffusion.
It's kind of half and half, if I really liked the source I usually do but even then I forget after a while.
In real life I can't remember fucking anybody.
I used to be worse. I'm still pretty bad but I'm probably better at it than IRL names.
If it's a series I really like, I'll make an effort to remember the names, at least for the main characters.
I'm fucking terrible in real life too. I worked with somebody for over a year before I was sure what their name was.
Most of the times you can get what's going on by context. If not i pause and google.
>One day you will say arigatou to the clerk when she gives you the change
yes, I often identify them as "that character in X that looks like the character in Y whose name I know"
like that chick with the pet bird dragon thing in sao looks like chiho from the devil is a part timer but witb smaller boobs
>Not saying Domo
But for some fucking reason I can remember number, what the fuck
If they aren't important, I just call them by their stereotype or hair color.
Having a selective memory only works on things you care about.
I don't even remember people's names IRL.
I'm usually alright at it.
In Ping Pong though, there were two almost identical looking bald dudes with similar names and I kept getting confused as shit.
Depends whether I go into the threads or not.
No, but I like to give characters silly nicknames.
I can't even remember the names in Ping Pong.
I just remember China, Hero and Robot.
The rest don't matter.
Protipi: Think of that show of this season that you can remember all of its character's names.
That's your AOTS.
Everyone's AOTS will be UBW in that case.
Akame ga Kill because I read the manga, does that count?
I don't consider it my AOTS.
Has the name of the demon girl in shingeki no bahamut already been revealed?
Because if that's not the case, then that's it.
I also know all of the names in gugure kokkuri san, but that's just 3 names.
I don't think your system works.
I'm still playing the VN, so I'm not watching it.
I think even people who have never read/watched F/SN know the names of all the characters already.
I suck at ching chong whem I'm tired. I better go to bed now.
I don't even make an effort for most the generic fanservice shows I watch. I just call them by nicknames.
well i depends on what you watch really
I mean IRL the main ring you'll remember about people is haircolour and style/facial hair and stuff like glasses. Obviously this is easier in anime since the hair colours and style are more diverse.
In theory at least
Usually can't remember, it's even worse with manga and LNs. Plus side is I don't care about spoilers because I always forget them before it matters.
I can't even remember my own name.
>Akame ga Kill because I read the manga, does that count?
No. It just means you knew the names before it started.
>I also know all of the names in gugure kokkuri san, but that's just 3 names.
Kokkuri-san is your AOTS.
Acceptable I guess.
I only remembered the name of the dog bishounen because his name is the same as one of the characters of inugami san to nekoyama san.
I feel like that's cheating as well, because I almost always remember the names of shows.
This went against me in Yuruyuri, since obviously Kyoko with K should have darker hair than Ayano with A. So I mixed the two up.
I have problems remembering names in real life rather than in anime.
I remeber them by their hair color + show name
>the white hair bitch in Zankyou no terror
I'm pretty decent at remembering them. Japanese names don't sound complicated to me and atleast in romanji they are pretty simple. I remember most mc names even after some years and I can still probably name almost all touhou characters both first and last name in stage order.
I don't remember there names at all. The only names I remember are anime that I'm currently watching.
I should add that it also helps when you know what their names mean.
I don't even bother remembering them half the time unless its a longer running series. All you need is familiarity anyways.
I remember named pretty damn well to be honest. I am at a good level of competence in Japanese that I can understand most dialogue in anime so I don't know how much that influences my memory.
Doesn't Ayano enter half the scenes she's in by shouting 'Toshino Kyouko!' ? Did you think she was a pokemon?
I remember them pretty well. Better than most here apparently.
All the A names in Aria confuse me sometimes though. Especially Alice and Alicia.
>I worked with somebody for over a year before I was sure what their name was.
A girl who worked in my department for two years left last week
She gave me chocolate
I don't know her name
It depends on the importance of the character and how interesting he or she is.
I remember the names of characters that I really love. The only show where I know every name is Yuru Yuri, the best of the best of the best.
as i get oldered remembering names becomes more difficult
thank god anime knows that we're an aging populace and is now beginning to color-code for our convenience
If I do forget I just call them by their nicknames people call them online.
If I browse the threads for it on /a/, I will remember it for a while, otherwise it's pretty hard after a few months.
It typically takes me until about the fourth or fifth episode to remember all the main character's names, and I might forget minor characters until midway through the second cour, with me forgetting all but the most important characters after the show ends.
If I'm watching a lot of shows from the season, there will be several characters whose names I forget/mix up with other characters with similar names in the same season.
Its pretty hard to remember 1 character from 1 show amongst over 20 different shows in a single week.
If I'm marathoning something, its much easier to remember all the characters.
>only really remember names and faces when someone does something for me or they are... facially unique.
>minimum is like a premium $7 coffee
I have trouble picking them up. Just like in real life. Just like in most other things in life. ;_;
Hallo, just wanted to post this. I watched the very first episode, what, seven years or so ago, dropped the franchise and moved on. Yet there's so much shit about it on /a/ constantly, I know at least Shirou, Rin, Saber, Lancer, Archer and I think some girl named Sakura (?) that seems to somehow be connected to worms.
>Sakura (?) that seems to somehow be connected to worms.
What the fuck, autocorrect changed it to Hallo.
Yes, I have to use MAL to remember a character's name when I'm discussing stuff.
Also this >>115288140
i'm terrible with names in general, and any name that isn't american/mexican doubly so, which sucks trying to remember the names of directers, animators and the like. with characters though it's usually a sign of good design if you can manage to get to remember their name
I don't know her name, girl in that one show who dances in front of tv when she thinks no one is looking
don't know, even though I think I read this rape doujin in particular, although givin the type of doujin she might not even have a name, realistically young looking girl who get's rape is what I call her
satako i'm sure, her brother is satoshi, I forget their family name though
You dropped the franchise because you tried getting into it with the DEEN adaption?
char azanable, people should know char even if they don't into gundam, liutentat quattro in zeta, born casper, I forget is family name, I forget either of his sisters names, maria? c-something..? I dunno
it's in the name, gto, onizuka? pretty sure, full name is onizuka tezuka? probably not but I'm not sure
a gay jojo, I don't care to learn his name
tohsaka sakura, later matou sakura