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13th Mar '16 10:17:35 PM Ghostninja109
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* The Franchise/EvilliousChronicles tends to introduce a large number of main characters in each story arc, and with the series taking place over a thousand years, there are multiple different story arcs.

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* The Franchise/EvilliousChronicles tends to introduce a large number of main characters in each story arc, and with the series taking place over a thousand years, there are multiple different story arcs.arcs.
* Anime/FutureCardBuddyfight has a huge cast of main and recurring human characters. The monsters outnumber the human characters and all have their own personalities as well.
7th Feb '16 7:46:46 AM Kneekicker
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a series divided into seven parts, with the in-story timeline spanning over a century and eventually resetting itself (long story). This results in a huge cast, as at most one or two characters will appear in more than one part. All and all, this results in 179 characters so far.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a series divided into seven eight parts, with the in-story timeline spanning over a century and eventually resetting itself (long story). This results in a huge cast, as at most one or two characters will appear in more than one part. All and all, this results in 179 characters so far.
22nd Jan '16 9:25:07 PM Adept
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* One look at [[http://filmdump.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/summer-wars-2.jpg this]] should tell you how big the cast of SummerWars is.

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* One look at [[http://filmdump.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/summer-wars-2.jpg this]] should tell you how big the cast of SummerWars ''Anime/SummerWars'' is.
22nd Jan '16 8:13:10 PM Superfield
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** The latest (and largest), ''Spring Carnival'', which introduces the girls from ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' and marks the point of '''ten''' separate Precure continuities, has '''40''' main characters!

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** The latest (and largest), 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!characters!
** 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.
27th Dec '15 4:37:46 PM nombretomado
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* Across the series of ''over fifty'' {{light novel}}s, five anime seasons, and a buttload of manga and games, the ''{{Slayers}}'' franchise has its fair share of characters...

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* Across the series of ''over fifty'' {{light novel}}s, five anime seasons, and a buttload of manga and games, the ''{{Slayers}}'' ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' franchise has its fair share of characters...
19th Dec '15 2:32:56 PM Adept
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* ''HalfPrince not has over 50 noteworthy characters. Since they're playing an online game with fake names you have to memorize both their AerithAndBob names in the game worlds and Chinese names in the real world.

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* ''HalfPrince ''Literature/HalfPrince not has over 50 noteworthy characters. Since they're playing an online game with fake names you have to memorize both their AerithAndBob names in the game worlds and Chinese names in the real world.



* "BlackButler" has Ciel, Sebastian, Bardroy, Finnian, Meirin, Tanaka, Elizabeth, Elizabeth's family, Lau, Ran-Mao, William, Grell, Snake, Prince Soma, and Agni...

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* "BlackButler" ''Manga/BlackButler'' has Ciel, Sebastian, Bardroy, Finnian, Meirin, Tanaka, Elizabeth, Elizabeth's family, Lau, Ran-Mao, William, Grell, Snake, Prince Soma, and Agni...
15th Nov '15 5:41:59 PM nombretomado
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** Who are we kidding? Every single manga series RumikoTakahashi creates has this trope.

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** Who are we kidding? Every single manga series RumikoTakahashi Creator/RumikoTakahashi creates has this trope.
17th Sep '15 8:35:07 PM Gamermaster
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* By the middle of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', the season boasts 20+ powered characters, and just as many BridgeBunnies, admirals, technicians, civilians, etc - all named characters that the viewer is somehow supposed to remember exist (they even resorted to ''numbering'' the villain's minions to keep track!), and the manga spinoffs have continued to add more. Some characters [[DemotedToExtra decline in importance]], but they're always available to bring back at any time. Including {{Posthumous Character}}s, there are a total of 66 named characters in ''[=StrikerS=]'' plus the 35 named [[EmpathicWeapon Devices, who almost count as individual characters]]. The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise as a whole, in the meantime, boasts are roster of over 200 named characters and Devices.

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* By the middle of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', the season boasts 20+ powered characters, and just as many BridgeBunnies, admirals, technicians, civilians, etc - all named characters that the viewer is somehow supposed to remember exist (they even resorted to ''numbering'' the villain's minions to keep track!), and the manga spinoffs have continued to add more. Some characters [[DemotedToExtra decline in importance]], but they're always available to bring back at any time. Including {{Posthumous Character}}s, there are a total of 66 named characters in ''[=StrikerS=]'' plus the 35 named [[EmpathicWeapon Devices, who almost count as individual characters]]. The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise as a whole, in the meantime, boasts are roster of over 200 named characters and Devices.
15th Sep '15 7:12:20 PM NightSpectre
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* After the Chunin Exam arc begins, the central cast of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' expands to nearly two dozen. Several were later developed within the filler episodes. According to [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Characters the wiki]] it's reached over nine hundred (though many of these only having one appearance).

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* After ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' initially had a relatively manageable cast, but once it got to the Chunin Exam arc begins, Arc, over two dozen new characters are introduced to the central cast of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' expands to nearly two dozen. Several series. As the series continued, there sure were later developed within a whole lot of characters not named "Naruto", and telling the filler episodes. According to [[http://naruto.story of this massive ensemble often meant Naruto himself would go OutOfFocus. Thankfully, this is made manageable by healthy uses of the CastHerd. The relevant wiki lists over ''[[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Characters the wiki]] it's reached over nine hundred (though one-thousand]]''.[[note]]However, some of them are {{filler}} characters, while many of these only having have one appearance).appearance[[/note]]
6th Aug '15 5:48:28 PM fop1234
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** The latest (and largest), ''Spring Carnival'', which introduces the girls from ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'', has '''40''' main characters!

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** The latest (and largest), ''Spring Carnival'', which introduces the girls from ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'', ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' and marks the point of '''ten''' separate Precure continuities, has '''40''' main characters!
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