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11th Apr '18 9:21:57 PM DiabulusPyrus
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' like many school based anime has a ''starting'' cast of 20 students, two teachers and a few side characters like Mt. Lady and Deku's mom. Bad enough on its own but each arc tends to introduce many other characters, including a whole other class and two other hero schools, not to mention all the villains. The author himeself has often lamented in side stories and volume extra's that he has yet to fully flesh out many of even the earliest characters.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' like many school based anime has a ''starting'' cast of 20 students, two teachers and a few side characters like Mt. Lady and Deku's mom. Bad enough on its own but each arc tends to introduce many other characters, including a whole other class and two other hero schools, not to mention all the villains. The author himeself has often lamented in side stories and volume extra's that he has yet to fully flesh out many of even the earliest characters.characters.
* ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' has a very large and diverse cast of [[LittleBitBeastly cute, anthropomorphic animal girls]]. In a 12-episode span, they meet and talk to at least 50 of them. [[UpToEleven And that's only a fraction of the original game's cast]].
6th Jan '18 6:37:37 AM lucastwo
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** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' certainly has its fair share of characters. Never mind the fact that there are 3 or 4 Pokédex Holders with each generation (a total of 17 so far), but there's also their Pokémon, most of the eight Gym Leaders of every generation is a recurring character, then when you factor in each professor, the Elite Four, both Battle Frontiers' Frontier Brains, the separate villains and their important members, and the recurring side characters, you've got quite the extensive character sheet.

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** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' certainly has its fair share of characters. Never mind the fact that there are 2, 3 or 4 Pokédex Holders with each generation (a total of 17 21 so far), but there's also their Pokémon, most of the eight Gym Leaders of every generation is a recurring character, then when you factor in each professor, the Elite Four, both Battle Frontiers' Frontier Brains, the separate villains and their important members, and the recurring side characters, you've got quite the extensive character sheet.
13th Nov '17 5:18:51 PM Superfield
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** It's gotten so bad that the fourth installment of the series, ''New Stage'' only has characters from ''Fresh'', ''Heartcatch'', ''Suite'' and ''Smile'' with returning seiyuu (seventeen characters)! Everyone from before ''Fresh'' will show up, but have no new speaking roles (eleven characters)!
** ''New Stage 2'' has 32 main characters, but even less speaking roles than ''New Stage'' which 28 plus 1.
** The seventh ''All Stars'' movie, ''Spring Carnival'', which introduces the girls from ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' and marks the point of '''ten''' separate Precure continuities, has '''40''' main characters!
** And the count continues with the eighth ''All Stars'' movie, pushing the number of magical girls up to '''43+1''', spanning eleven continuities (twelve if you count Cure Echo, who is [[OriginalGeneration All-Stars exclusive]]). And that doesn't count the mascot characters, which are almost as numerous.
** It got so bad that the ninth installment, ''Dream Stars'', ends up pairing it down to the ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'', ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' and the ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' teams, lest we deal with a whopping '''''49 heroines'''''!

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** It's gotten It got so bad that the starting with fourth installment of the series, ''New Stage'' Stage'', they weren't able to give speaking roles to everyone - only has the characters from ''Fresh'', ''Heartcatch'', ''Suite'' and ''Smile'' with returning seiyuu (seventeen characters)! (17 characters) had lines. Everyone from before ''Fresh'' will show the first three still showed up, but have no new speaking roles (eleven characters)!
** ''New Stage 2'' has 32 main characters, but even less speaking roles than ''New Stage'' which 28 plus 1.
though (11 characters).
** The seventh ''All Stars'' movie, ''Spring Carnival'', which introduces the girls from ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' and marks the point of '''ten''' separate Precure continuities, has '''40''' main characters!
** And the
largest count continues with ended up being '''44''' in the eighth ''All Stars'' movie, pushing the number of magical girls up to '''43+1''', spanning eleven continuities (twelve if you count Cure Echo, who is [[OriginalGeneration All-Stars exclusive]]). And that doesn't count the mascot characters, which are almost as numerous.
** It got so bad that Eventually, the ninth installment, ''All Stars'' concept had to be retired and replaced with ''Dream Stars'', ends up pairing it down to which only features a team-up of the ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'', ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' and three most recent continuities. This was largely done because it had become nigh impossible to fit everyone into a 70 minute movie without effectively sidelining 75% of the ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' teams, lest we deal cast, thereby rending the point of crossing over everyone pretty moot. And who can blame them when the first ''Dream Stars'' movie would've otherwise been dealing with a whopping '''''49 heroines'''''!heroines''''' (50 if Cure Echo was invited)!
27th May '17 7:20:07 AM TheLaughingFist
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* ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' has over 30 characters. Not bad for a series that only lasts 26 episodes.

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* ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' has over 30 characters. Not bad for a series that only lasts 26 episodes.episodes.
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' like many school based anime has a ''starting'' cast of 20 students, two teachers and a few side characters like Mt. Lady and Deku's mom. Bad enough on its own but each arc tends to introduce many other characters, including a whole other class and two other hero schools, not to mention all the villains. The author himeself has often lamented in side stories and volume extra's that he has yet to fully flesh out many of even the earliest characters.
16th Apr '17 9:03:57 AM katethegr8
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** If it wasn't taken UpToEleven already, the Dressrosa arc features a [[TournamentArc tournament]], in which nearly all of the competitors are new characters. Need I say more?

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** If it wasn't taken UpToEleven already, the Dressrosa arc features a [[TournamentArc tournament]], in which nearly all of the competitors are new characters. Need I say more?



* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has rather a bad case of this, the sides are generally sorted into sets of seven and each arc adds at least another seven. I would say the latest arc added upwards of 20. Checking it's character page on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} suggests there are upwards of 50 characters and it doesn't list all of them.

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has rather a bad case of this, the sides are generally sorted into sets of seven and each arc adds at least another seven. I would say the The latest arc added upwards of 20. Checking it's character page on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} suggests there are upwards of 50 characters and it doesn't list all of them.
6th Apr '17 1:12:34 PM Willbyr
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* What happens when you introduce about 20 characters per arc over an ongoing series that already has 350 chapters? You get about 200 named characters, most of whom still have some relation to the plot. Welcome to ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''.

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* What happens when you introduce about 20 characters per arc over an ongoing series that already has 350 chapters? You get about 200 named characters, most of whom still have some relation to the plot. Welcome to ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''.''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''.
25th Mar '17 1:01:27 AM UltimateLazer
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* ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' has a huge amount of characters.

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* ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' has a huge amount of characters.characters.
* ''Anime/{{Kuromukuro}}'' has over 30 characters. Not bad for a series that only lasts 26 episodes.
10th Mar '17 5:00:25 PM MajinAkuma
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** And the count continues with the eighth ''All Stars'' movie, pushing the number of magical girls up to '''44''', spanning eleven continuities (twelve if you count Cure Echo, who is [[OriginalGeneration All-Stars exclusive]]). And that doesn't count the mascot characters, which are almost as numerous.

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** And the count continues with the eighth ''All Stars'' movie, pushing the number of magical girls up to '''44''', '''43+1''', spanning eleven continuities (twelve if you count Cure Echo, who is [[OriginalGeneration All-Stars exclusive]]). And that doesn't count the mascot characters, which are almost as numerous.
1st Mar '17 7:17:52 PM nombretomado
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** Its "[[SpiritualSuccessor sequel]]" ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' also has a sizable recurring cast, all of whom are integral to the story.

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** Its "[[SpiritualSuccessor sequel]]" ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' also has a sizable recurring cast, all of whom are integral to the story.
2nd Feb '17 4:06:28 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' has the Armed Detective Agency (11 named members), the Port Mafia (12 named & recurring characters), the Guild (10 named characters), and a host of characters associated with other groups or unaffiliated, some more relevant than others. And that's just counting the main manga; the casts of the light novels overlap somewhat but also feature their own characters, and there's also Gaiden, which has characters not part of the main series as its stars.

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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' has the Armed Detective Agency (11 named members), the Port Mafia (12 named & recurring characters), the Guild (10 named characters), and a host of characters associated with other groups or unaffiliated, some more relevant than others. And that's just counting the main manga; the casts of the light novels overlap somewhat but also feature their own characters, and there's also Gaiden, which has characters not part of the main series as its stars.stars.
* In the manhwa ''Manhwa/FaeriesLanding'', there's Fanta and the other faeries, then the gods and creatures in the faerie realm, then Ryang, his family, friends, classmates, and other human extras, and the 108 pairs of affinities. And all the characters from the past and the present...
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' has about 40 recurring and/or plot relevant characters.
* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'' takes the original characters from ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' and adds original ones, as if there weren't already enough.
* ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' has a huge amount of characters.
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