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Do you guys also have trouble remembering character names in anime?
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I have a horrible memory all around.
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Only when I don't care that much about them.
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>>115288081
I have trouble remembering names in real life too.
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>>115288081
All names really, but for the Amagi park names are easy to recall.
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I have troubles remembering TV show character names too.
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I'm terrible with Jap names
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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.
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>>115288081
When they're shit characters that aren't worth remembering then yes, but that's the case with all fiction.
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>>115288081

I memorize them by hair colour.
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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.
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>>115288242
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.
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>>115288242
Me too.

But I'm terrible with korean names (The Breaker, Veritas, etc).
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I have trouble remembering anything.
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>>115288138
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.
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Is it weird that I can remember anime character names better than names in real life?
I feel like most people are the opposite.
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>>115288816
Congratulations. You're just one step away from being a weeb.
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I don't.

I never really had trouble with that.

Korean names are fucking impossible for me though.
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Most times I just remember their most common name on /a/.

I don't even know all the Keions' full names
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>>115288921
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.
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>>115289016
You should know at least one name for every Keion by diffusion.
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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.
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I used to be worse. I'm still pretty bad but I'm probably better at it than IRL names.
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>>115288242
This.
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.
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>>115288081
Most of the times you can get what's going on by context. If not i pause and google.
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>>115288848

>One day you will say arigatou to the clerk when she gives you the change
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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
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>>115289106
I'm sorry.
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>>115289261
>Not saying Domo
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>song titles
>names
>qoutes
But for some fucking reason I can remember number, what the fuck
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>>115288138
Pretty much.
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.
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I don't even remember people's names IRL.
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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.
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Depends whether I go into the threads or not.
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>>115288081
No, but I like to give characters silly nicknames.
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>>115289530
I can't even remember the names in Ping Pong.

I just remember China, Hero and Robot.
The rest don't matter.
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Protipi: Think of that show of this season that you can remember all of its character's names.

That's your AOTS.
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>>115289611
Everyone's AOTS will be UBW in that case.
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>>115289611
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.
>>115289634
I'm still playing the VN, so I'm not watching it.
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>>115289634
I think even people who have never read/watched F/SN know the names of all the characters already.
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>>115289403

I suck at ching chong whem I'm tired. I better go to bed now.
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I don't even make an effort for most the generic fanservice shows I watch. I just call them by nicknames.
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>>115288816
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
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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.
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I can't even remember my own name.
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>>115289704
>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.
Still counts.
Kokkuri-san is your AOTS.
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>>115290079
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.
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>>115288242
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.
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I have problems remembering names in real life rather than in anime.
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I remeber them by their hair color + show name
>the white hair bitch in Zankyou no terror
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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.
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I don't remember there names at all. The only names I remember are anime that I'm currently watching.
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>>115290434
I should add that it also helps when you know what their names mean.
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>>115288081
I don't even bother remembering them half the time unless its a longer running series. All you need is familiarity anyways.
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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.
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>>115290229
Doesn't Ayano enter half the scenes she's in by shouting 'Toshino Kyouko!' ? Did you think she was a pokemon?
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I remember them pretty well. Better than most here apparently.

All the A names in Aria confuse me sometimes though. Especially Alice and Alicia.
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>>115289208
>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
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I have trouble remembering anything.
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>>115288081

It depends on the importance of the character and how interesting he or she is.
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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.
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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
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If I do forget I just call them by their nicknames people call them online.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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>only really remember names and faces when someone does something for me or they are... facially unique.

>minimum is like a premium $7 coffee
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I have trouble picking them up. Just like in real life. Just like in most other things in life. ;_;
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>>115289713
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.
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>>115292853
>Sakura (?) that seems to somehow be connected to worms.
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>>115292853
*Ha
What the fuck, autocorrect changed it to Hallo.
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>>115288081
Yes, I have to use MAL to remember a character's name when I'm discussing stuff.

Also this >>115288140
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>>115288081
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
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>>115288081
I don't know her name, girl in that one show who dances in front of tv when she thinks no one is looking
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>>115289237
kyoko, easy
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>>115289261
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
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>>115290025
satako i'm sure, her brother is satoshi, I forget their family name though
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>>115292853
You dropped the franchise because you tried getting into it with the DEEN adaption?
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>>115290434
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
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>>115292335
it's in the name, gto, onizuka? pretty sure, full name is onizuka tezuka? probably not but I'm not sure
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>>115292929
a gay jojo, I don't care to learn his name
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>>115295251
tohsaka sakura, later matou sakura



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