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21st Jan '17 5:11:45 PM sgamer82
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* For the most part, Last Name Basis is common in ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'', as would be expected in a Japanese school setting. There are some exceptions, as kids are more casual among themselves and Takanashi doesn't mind his students having a nickname for him. Chapter 15 hangs a lampshade on the trope when Kusakabe notes that Takahashi only refers to Hikari by her given name. Hikari, in turn, refers to Takahashi simply as "Sensei", instead of "Takahashi-sensei" or his nickname. Takahashi says at first it's to differentiate her from "Himari-chan", only for the girls to pick up on the use of "chan" for Himari and no honorific at all for Hikari. What follows is a sequence of Takashashi referring to Hikari as "Takanashi", making Hikari wonder if she's in trouble, "Hikari-chan", making the GenkiGirl respond with extra Genki, and just "Hikari", which gets her to respond naturally. The narration notes that it's simply become too habitual to change now. In the course of the chapter, Takahashi also refers to Kyouko Machi and Yuki Kusakabe by their first names. The former explodes in embarrassment and the latter ends up finding it awkward, despite being the one who first brought it up.
2nd Jan '17 3:49:42 PM Gamermaster
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*** Vita also calls Fate "Testarossa." Shamal initially refers to Fate as "Testarossa-chan," but by [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]], starts calling her "Fate-chan."

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*** Vita also calls Fate "Testarossa." Shamal initially refers to Fate as "Testarossa-chan," but by [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]], ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', starts calling her "Fate-chan."
2nd Jan '17 3:48:15 PM Gamermaster
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** 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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** In the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]] ''[[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).
13th Oct '16 10:15:27 PM Gamermaster
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** 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.

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** 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.names (even though they're [[NotBloodSiblings technically]] siblings).
8th Oct '16 7:55:29 PM Gamermaster
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* Kobayashi of ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' is never called by her first name, in fact it's never even been revealed.

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* Kobayashi of ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is never called by her first name, in fact it's never even been revealed.
1st Oct '16 4:57:16 PM Twiddler
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*** Actually "Izzy" has a potential logical (albeit weak) explanation: when he was first learning to talk, "Koushiro" turned into "Izzy" (don't ask me how but it could happen) and it stuck.
27th Aug '16 4:54:58 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.
13th Jul '16 10:31:22 PM Gamermaster
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* Kobayashi of ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon'' is never called by her first name, in fact it's never even been revealed.
6th Jun '16 10:52:50 PM Gamermaster
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* All of the main characters in ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' call each other by their last name despite being close friends (except for Chris, who is always called by his first name since he's British). [[spoiler:Haru and Tsurezure even continue doing this after they start going out with each other.]]

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* All of the main characters in ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' call each other by their last name despite being close friends (except for Chris, who is always called by his first name since he's British). [[spoiler:Haru and Tsurezure even continue doing this don't switch to FirstNameBasis until a few months after they start going out with each other.started dating.]]


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* Keitaro of ''Manga/LoveHina'' never calls Naru by her first name, [[spoiler: even after they get married.]]
29th May '16 1:37:39 PM SenorIncognito
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** In addition, Hanekawa and Kanbaru are almost exclusively referred to by their last names.



* CanonForeigner Sanae Demokori from ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' anime seemed to prefer to be called by last name, even among her classmates ("Deko-chan").

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* CanonForeigner Sanae Demokori from ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' anime seemed to prefer to be called by last name, even among her classmates ("Deko-chan"). Nibutani is also almost exclusively referred to by her last name.
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