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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.
29th May '16 10:17:45 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Ichigo Kurosaki, Orihime Inoue and Uryu Ishida are on a LastNameBasis with one another. Rukia is on LastNameBasis with the gang except for Ichigo and Renji. Ishida is on LastNameBasis with most everyone (excluding some minor characters), and the only people who refer to ''him'' by his given name in the original Japanese are his father and grandfather (and later Pesche). Following up on that, nearly every Shinigami in the series addresses the ''entire'' gang exclusively by their surnames, aside from Yoruichi (to Ichigo), Rangiku (to Ichigo, Renji and Orihime), Ikkaku and Yumichika (to Renji, Ichigo and "Orihime-chan"), and Kenpachi (with Yachiru; to Ichigo).

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Ichigo Kurosaki, Orihime Inoue and Uryu Ishida are on a LastNameBasis with one another. Rukia is on LastNameBasis with the gang except for Ichigo and Renji. Ishida is on LastNameBasis with most everyone (excluding some minor characters), and the only people who refer to ''him'' by his given name in the original Japanese are his father and grandfather (and later Pesche). Following up on that, nearly every Shinigami in the series addresses the ''entire'' gang exclusively by their surnames, aside from Yoruichi (to Ichigo), Rangiku (to Ichigo, Renji and Orihime), Ikkaku and Yumichika (to Renji, Ichigo and "Orihime-chan"), and Kenpachi (with Yachiru; to Ichigo).



* [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami Hiiragi]] realizes how much time she spends in Konata's class after a short scene showing her own class calling her Hiiragi while Konata's calls her Kagami. She herself also refers to Misao and Ayano respectively by their last names Kusakabe and Minegishi, even though she's been friends with them for longer than with the other core characters.

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* [[Manga/LuckyStar ''Manga/LuckyStar'':
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Kagami Hiiragi]] Hiiragi realizes how much time she spends in Konata's class after a short scene showing her own class calling her Hiiragi while Konata's calls her Kagami. She herself also refers to Misao and Ayano respectively by their last names Kusakabe and Minegishi, even though she's been friends with them for longer than with the other core characters.



* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex[=/=]Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'': Kaori Kanzaki, Mikoto Misaka, Ruiko Saten, Kazari Uiharu, sometimes Touma Kamijou and a few others.
** Special mention for Kazari and Ruiko: They're pretty important characters, and appear a lot, but nobody ever calls them by their first name.

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex[=/=]Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'': Kaori Kanzaki, Mikoto Misaka, Ruiko Saten, Kazari Uiharu, sometimes Touma Kamijou and a few others.
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others. Special mention for Kazari and Ruiko: They're pretty important characters, and appear a lot, but nobody ever calls them by their first name.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Mami typically refers to her fellow magical girls as "(Last name)-san", partly out of politeness and partly because while she gradually becomes closer to Madoka and Sayaka, she never quite gets past being an acquaintance to them [[spoiler:before she is eaten]]. Madoka becomes suspicious of Hitomi's behavior when she, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy under the effects of a Witch's Kiss]], refers to her by her last name and [[{{Keigo}} speaks in a much more formal tone]]: she ''is'' a very polite speaker normally, [[TheOjou due to her high-class upbringing]], but up until then she had always addressed her and Sayaka by FirstNameBasis plus "-san".

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
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Mami typically refers to her fellow magical girls as "(Last name)-san", partly out of politeness and partly because while she gradually becomes closer to Madoka and Sayaka, she never quite gets past being an acquaintance to them [[spoiler:before she is eaten]]. Madoka becomes suspicious of Hitomi's behavior when she, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy under the effects of a Witch's Kiss]], refers to her by her last name and [[{{Keigo}} speaks in a much more formal tone]]: she ''is'' a very polite speaker normally, [[TheOjou due to her high-class upbringing]], but up until then she had always addressed her and Sayaka by FirstNameBasis plus "-san".



* No one in ''Manga/WanderingSon'' refers to Nitori Shuuichi or Takatsuki Yoshino by their given names besides their family members and Nitori's girlfriend. It could be because they're transgender and don't like their names but we never see them tell anyone not to use their names and them being trans is a secret for much of the series. Almost all their other friends are on a FirstNameBasis so it's even more noticeable. Chiba Saori is usually referred to by her surname as well, though Kanako uses "Saorin" as an AffectionateNickname.

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* No one in ''Manga/WanderingSon'' refers to Nitori Shuuichi or Takatsuki Yoshino by their given names besides their family members and Nitori's girlfriend. It could be because they're transgender and don't like their names but we never see them tell anyone not to use their names names, and them being trans is a secret for much of the series. Almost all their other friends are on a FirstNameBasis so it's even more noticeable. Chiba Saori is usually referred to by her surname as well, though Kanako uses "Saorin" as an AffectionateNickname.


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* Ririka from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' gets mad at her friend Seiya because he refers to Kanou as "Nozomu" instead of "Senpai".
11th Apr '16 4:14:56 PM kataangluvr
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', all of the police officers (the ones that join L's forces) refer to each other by their surnames. The exception being Soichiro who's either referred as "Chief" by the remaining four taskforce members and "Mr. Yagami" by L and Watari and Light who's addressed by his first name.
4th Apr '16 4:33:02 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Lt. Colonel Hughes is referred to so rarely by his first name (Maes) that the casual fan or someone who hasn't seen very many episodes would probably only know him as "Hughes."

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Lt. Colonel Hughes is referred to so rarely by his first name (Maes) that the casual fan or someone who hasn't seen very many episodes would probably only know him as "Hughes."



* Sakaki and Kagura from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' are only known by their family names; no given names are ever shown for them, leaving fanfic authors with a few problems. (At least one fic has ended up having Kagura's father calling her just 'Kagura' in one scene.)[[note]]On the other hand, it's actually unclear if "Sakaki" and "Kagura" are last names, or first names. This was likely intentional, since these are the only names they're ever known by.[[/note]]
** Also possibly worth mentioning, in the few scant minutes of screen time Ayumu had before being nicknamed after her (not)hometown, she was called "Kasuga" by Yomi. Would she have continued to be called by her family name instead of her given name had Tomo not been quite so clever? The world may never know...

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
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Sakaki and Kagura from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' are only known by their family names; no given names are ever shown for them, leaving fanfic authors with a few problems. (At least one fic has ended up having Kagura's father calling her just 'Kagura' in one scene.)[[note]]On the other hand, it's actually unclear if "Sakaki" and "Kagura" are last names, or first names. This was likely intentional, since these are the only names they're ever known by.[[/note]]
** Also It's possibly worth mentioning, in the few scant minutes of screen time Ayumu had before being nicknamed after her (not)hometown, she was called "Kasuga" by Yomi. Would she have continued to be called by her family name instead of her given name had Tomo not been quite so clever? The world may never know...



* Youhei Sunohara of ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' usually goes by his last name with the exception of his little sister Mei and Kyou. Then again, Kyou calls ''everyone'' by their first name.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'':
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Youhei Sunohara of ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' usually goes by his last name with the exception of his little sister Mei and Kyou. Then again, Kyou calls ''everyone'' by their first name.



* This is very common in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', especially in the Japanese dubs. Some characters who are referred by their surnames and have relatives, those relatives are referred by their first names instead (e.g. Mokuba or Rudger). Only a few characters are referred by their surnames in the [=4Kids=] dubs.

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* This is very common in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', especially in the Japanese dubs.version. Some characters who are referred by their surnames and have relatives, those relatives are referred by their first names instead (e.g. Mokuba or Rudger). Only a few characters are referred by their surnames in the [=4Kids=] dubs.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' rarely does this, with some characters, like Gaara, referring to Sasuke as "Uchiha." The Third Hokage is often referred to by his last name until his first name is revealed in the databooks, although in one translation, [[spoiler:The Fourth Hokage]] calls him "Hiruzen-sama." Shiho calls Naruto "Uzumaki-kun", while referring to Shikamaru (whom she has a crush on) and Jiraiya (who only has one name) by their given names, so it's unclear to what degree she uses last names.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' rarely does this, with some characters, like Gaara, referring to Sasuke as "Uchiha." The Third Hokage is often referred to by his last name until his first name is revealed in the databooks, although in one translation, [[spoiler:The Fourth Hokage]] calls him "Hiruzen-sama." Shiho calls Naruto "Uzumaki-kun", while referring to Shikamaru (whom she has a crush on) and Jiraiya (who only has one name) by their given names, so it's unclear to what degree she uses last names. Rock Lee is always either called "Lee" or "Rock Lee", never just "Rock".
22nd Mar '16 10:27:08 AM KantonKage
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** The only person in the military who's most often referred to by his first name is Edward Elric, who is both significantly younger than the other military members and consistently travels around with his brother of the same last name. The only person who doesn't is Mustang.

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** The only person in the military who's most often referred to by his first name is Edward Elric, who is both significantly younger than the other military members and consistently travels around with his brother of the same last name. The only person who doesn't is Mustang.Mustang, who usually calls him [[RedBaron Fullmetal/Hagane]].



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' occasionally does this, with some characters, like Gaara, referring to Sasuke as "Uchiha." The Third Hokage is often referred to by his last name until his first name is revealed in the databooks, although in one translation, [[spoiler:The Fourth Hokage]] calls him "Hiruzen-sama." Shiho calls Naruto "Uzumaki-kun", while referring to Shikamaru (whom she has a crush on) and Jiraiya (who only has one name) by their given names, so it's unclear to what degree she uses last names.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' occasionally rarely does this, with some characters, like Gaara, referring to Sasuke as "Uchiha." The Third Hokage is often referred to by his last name until his first name is revealed in the databooks, although in one translation, [[spoiler:The Fourth Hokage]] calls him "Hiruzen-sama." Shiho calls Naruto "Uzumaki-kun", while referring to Shikamaru (whom she has a crush on) and Jiraiya (who only has one name) by their given names, so it's unclear to what degree she uses last names.
28th Feb '16 12:51:28 PM SeaRover
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* [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami Hiiragi]] realizes how much time she spends in Konata's class after a short scene showing her own class calling her Hiiragi while Konata's calls her Kagami.

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* [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami Hiiragi]] realizes how much time she spends in Konata's class after a short scene showing her own class calling her Hiiragi while Konata's calls her Kagami. She herself also refers to Misao and Ayano respectively by their last names Kusakabe and Minegishi, even though she's been friends with them for longer than with the other core characters.
** Miyuki alternates between Konata's name and surname when referring to her.
** Yutaka sometimes calls Minami, her closest friend, by her last name Iwasaki. She at some point realizes how much of a habit she made of this.
** Both she and her other friends tend to refer to Hiyori as Tamura-san. Hiyori herself also addresses Yutaka and Minami by their last names.
** Nanako Kuroi, being a teacher, is mentioned most commonly as (Ms.) Kuroi by other characters (except for Konata, who [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep calls her "Teach"]], and herself addresses her students by their surnames.
** The manga-exclusive Tamaki Yamanobe addresses her friends by abbreviated, honorificized versions of their last names, such as Buu-san (Miku Busujima), Kobacchi (Yutaka Kobayakawa), etc. (except for Patricia, whom she calls "Paa-chan").
28th Dec '15 5:06:41 AM MajinAkuma
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Gongenzaka, Sawatari, Kurosaki, Nakajima, Ishijima, Ankokuji, Kyuando, Kachidoki, Takeda, Umesugi, Kakimoto, Ootomo, Yamabe, Tokumatsu and Roger.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Gongenzaka, Sawatari, Kurosaki, Nakajima, Ishijima, Ankokuji, Kyuando, Kachidoki, Takeda, Umesugi, Kakimoto, Ootomo, Yamabe, Tokumatsu and Roger.Roget.
28th Dec '15 5:02:46 AM MajinAkuma
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** Law is called by his family name Trafalgar by the other Supernovae, e.g. Kid and Luffy. Luffy and his crew usually use a nickname based on Law's family, but it's still basically this trope.



* 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 [[spoiler:Haru and Tsurezure even continue doing this after they start going out with each other.]]]]
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': Most character in Class 3-E are called by their last name for about 90% of the time. Exceptions are Nagisa, Karma, Ritsu (which is simply a nickname for her OverlyLongName) and Itona.
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'': Most characters are referred by their last name for the majority of time, but there are also plenty of FirstNameBasis examples as well.
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