History LastNameBasis / AnimeAndManga

5th Jan '18 2:54:49 PM MajinAkuma
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** There are two Armstrongs: Major Alex Louis Armstrong, and his sister General Oliver Mira Armstrong. Fans usually refer to Alex as "Armstrong", since he was introduced much earlier, and he's a guy while she's a girl, and Olivier as "Olivier" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or "Olivia"]]). The series generally differentiates them by their ranks: Major (Alex) vs General (Olivier). Nobody in the series ever calls Alex by his first name (other than his sister).

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** There are two Armstrongs: Major Alex Louis Armstrong, and his sister General Oliver Olivier Mira Armstrong. Fans usually refer to Alex as "Armstrong", since he was introduced much earlier, and he's a guy while she's a girl, and Olivier as "Olivier" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or "Olivia"]]). The series generally differentiates them by their ranks: Major (Alex) vs General (Olivier). Nobody in the series ever calls Alex by his first name (other than his sister).
5th Jan '18 2:54:08 PM MajinAkuma
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** She continues to call Fate this after Fate's last name stops being "Testarossa."

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** She continues to call Fate this after Fate's last name stops being "Testarossa.""Testarossa".



*** Vita also calls Fate "Testarossa." Shamal initially refers to Fate as "Testarossa-chan," but by ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', starts calling her "Fate-chan."
** In the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' supplementary manga, Subaru initially calls Teana "Lanster-san," and Teana refers to her as "Cadet Nakajima" while explaining that they do not need to become friends. After Teana meets Subaru's sister Ginga and learns more about her, she decides to start calling her Subaru, [[{{Tsundere}} claiming that it makes no sense to call her by her last name now that she knows her sister]], and Subaru decides to start calling her "Tea". Erio and Caro initially have a bit of trouble calling each other by their first names (even though they're [[NotBloodSiblings technically]] siblings).

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*** Vita also calls Fate "Testarossa." "Testarossa". Shamal initially refers to Fate as "Testarossa-chan," "Testarossa-chan", but by ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', starts calling her "Fate-chan."
"Fate-chan".
** In the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'' supplementary manga, Subaru initially calls Teana "Lanster-san," "Lanster-san", and Teana refers to her as "Cadet Nakajima" while explaining that they do not need to become friends. After Teana meets Subaru's sister Ginga and learns more about her, she decides to start calling her Subaru, [[{{Tsundere}} claiming that it makes no sense to call her by her last name now that she knows her sister]], and Subaru decides to start calling her "Tea". Erio and Caro initially have a bit of trouble calling each other by their first names (even though they're [[NotBloodSiblings technically]] siblings).
5th Jan '18 2:50:52 PM MajinAkuma
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* Although most of the children are on a first name basis in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''/''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Miyako always calls Koushirou "Izumi-senpai." Ken, the SixthRanger of the latter, seems to be the other main exception. Most of the children refer to him as "Ichijouji" at first and he usually refers to the others by their last name. He and Daisuke go back and forth for quite a bit, although some of the others (such as Miyako) end up referring to him by his first name and he does the same to a few others. In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' although Guilmon, Culumon and Impmon refer to Juri by her first name after meeting her, Takato ''never'' does [[spoiler:despite having a crush on her]]. He always calls her "Kato-san." [[spoiler:Her Digimon,]] Leomon also does it at first when meeting her. Hirokazu, Kenta and Lee do it as well, but Ruki does call her "Juri."
** In the dub of the first episode of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' lists the full Japanese names of the characters, but Izzy (Koushiro Izumi) is the only one whose Americanised name is based on his Japanese surname. Even his parents call him Izzy.

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* Although most of the children are on a first name basis in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''/''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Miyako always calls Koushirou "Izumi-senpai." Ken, the SixthRanger of the latter, seems to be the other main exception. Most of the children refer to him as "Ichijouji" at first and he usually refers to the others by their last name. He and Daisuke go back and forth for quite a bit, although some of the others (such as Miyako) end up referring to him by his first name and he does the same to a few others. In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' although Guilmon, Culumon and Impmon refer to Juri by her first name after meeting her, Takato ''never'' does [[spoiler:despite having a crush on her]]. He always calls her "Kato-san." [[spoiler:Her Digimon,]] Leomon also does it at first when meeting her. Hirokazu, Kenta and Lee do it as well, but Ruki does call her "Juri."\n
** In the dub of the first episode of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' lists the full Japanese names of the characters, but Izzy (Koushiro Izumi) is the only one whose Americanised Americanized name is based on his Japanese surname. Even his parents call him Izzy.Izzy.
In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' although Guilmon, Culumon and Impmon refer to Juri by her first name after meeting her, Takato ''never'' does despite having a crush on her. He always calls her "Kato-san". Her Digimon, Leomon also does it at first when meeting her. Hirokazu, Kenta and Lee do it as well, but Ruki does call her "Juri".
29th Dec '17 6:04:34 PM Gamermaster
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* Everyone in ''Manga/KaguyaWantsToBeConfessedTo'' is called by their last name. The only person who is called by their first name is Kaguya, and only by Fujiwara.

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* Everyone Most characters in ''Manga/KaguyaWantsToBeConfessedTo'' is ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' are called by their last name. The only person who is consistently called by their first name is Kaguya, and only by Fujiwara.Fujiwara and Hayasaka.
23rd Dec '17 12:28:35 PM Gamermaster
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* Signum of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' always refers to Fate as "Testarossa". Since Signum calls everyone else by their first name, and she and Fate are close friends, this seems to be treated as a term of endearment and/or respect for her long-time rival.

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* Signum of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' always refers to Fate as "Testarossa". Since Signum calls everyone else by their first name, and she and Fate are close friends, this seems to be treated as a term of endearment and/or respect for her long-time rival.
21st Oct '17 5:59:26 AM tropower
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* In ''Manga/HaventYouHeardImSakamoto'', it's unknown what Sakamoto's first name is. He did reveal it one time, but [[TheUnreveal it was drowned out by noise]].
16th Jul '17 9:51:24 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': One of the signs that Takaki never feels anything for Kanae is that he always calls her by her surname, whereas he addresses Akari by her given name.
15th Jul '17 11:17:37 AM MajinAkuma
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** It's also a subtle plot point in Kyou's route. [[spoiler: Tomoya calls her Kyou but Ryou Fujibayashi, which she tries to get him to change because he feels he isn't as close to her as Kyou and loves her sister instead. He does start calling her Ryou, but... Well, it ''is'' Kyou's route.]]

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** It's also a subtle plot point in Kyou's route. [[spoiler: Tomoya [[spoiler:Tomoya calls her Kyou Kyou, but he calls Ryou Fujibayashi, "Fujibayashi", which she tries to get him to change because he feels he isn't as close to her as Kyou and loves her sister instead. He does start calling her Ryou, but... Well, it ''is'' Kyou's route.]]



** ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Jonouchi, Honda, Kaiba, Bakura, Otogi, Haga, Ryuzaki, Kakiji, Roba, Kotsuzuka, Mr. Crocketts, Saruwatari, Hanasaki, Ushio, Sozoji, Inogashira, Kokurano, Nagumo, Imori, Nezumi, Chono, Tsuruoka, Karita, Hirutani, Yoshimori and Kanekura.

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** ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Jonouchi, Honda, Kaiba, Bakura, Otogi, Haga, Ryuzaki, Kakiji, Kakjiki, Roba, Kotsuzuka, Mr. Crocketts, Saruwatari, Hanasaki, Ushio, Sozoji, Inogashira, Kokurano, Nagumo, Imori, Nezumi, Chono, Tsuruoka, Karita, Hirutani, Yoshimori and Kanekura.
14th May '17 1:11:51 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** For some reason, nobody - not even the fans - uses Kaji's first name, Ryouji. He also calls Misato "Katsuragi", unusual considering they used to date each other.

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** For some reason, nobody - -- not even the fans - -- uses Kaji's first name, Ryouji. Ryouji, to the point where said name is only mention in dialogue at one point, when Misato gives him a FullNameUltimatum. He also only ever calls Misato "Katsuragi", unusual considering they used to date each other.
16th Apr '17 1:08:56 PM LaptopGuy
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** There are two Armstrongs: Major Alex Louis Armstrong, and his sister General Oliver Mira Armstrong. Fans usually refer to Alex as "Armstrong", since he was introduced much earlier (and also because males are much more likely to use last-name basis than females), and Olivier as "Olivier" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or "Olivia"]]). The series generally differentiates them by their ranks: Major (Alex) vs General (Olivier). Nobody in the series ever calls Alex by his first name (other than his sister).

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** There are two Armstrongs: Major Alex Louis Armstrong, and his sister General Oliver Mira Armstrong. Fans usually refer to Alex as "Armstrong", since he was introduced much earlier (and also because males are much more likely to use last-name basis than females), earlier, and he's a guy while she's a girl, and Olivier as "Olivier" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or "Olivia"]]). The series generally differentiates them by their ranks: Major (Alex) vs General (Olivier). Nobody in the series ever calls Alex by his first name (other than his sister).
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