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1st Sep '16 10:09:17 PM EternityofSpirits
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* In ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', the Earth defense organization, Border, has over 130 named agents, 30 team operators, and 6 executives. Add in the R&D personnel, civilians, and antagonists, then you have more characters than chapter numbers.

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* In ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', the Earth defense organization, Border, has over 130 named agents, 30 team operators, and 6 executives. Add in the R&D personnel, civilians, and antagonists, then you have more characters than chapter numbers.numbers.
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' has all the surviving characters from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', the entire cast of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', much of the cast of ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'', a dozen newcomers along with about a dozen so other characters from across the franchise, equally a total of over 40 characters.
30th Aug '16 3:09:53 PM HolyDriver
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** It's got to the point that the fan wiki has taken to just putting up a gallery of important, visually interesting characters with a series of question marks where their name should be.
30th Aug '16 2:51:15 PM HolyDriver
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', especially during the attack on Enies Lobby, there are a very large number of side characters unique to each story arc that play significant roles within, and there are several characters who appear very little yet are supposed to be important and are expected to be remembered, such as Shanks and members of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. Although the only characters who consistently appear in every story arc are the members of Luffy's crew, the show's monumentally huge supporting cast can sometimes play tricks on you. In most cases, a character will be important to the current storyline and then never show up again after the Straw Hats leave his/her native island (though they might get the occasional random cameo.) But every now and then, one of them [[ChekhovsBoomerang will make an unexpected reappearance and suddenly become part of the plot again]].

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', especially during the attack on Enies Lobby, there are a very large number of side characters unique to each story arc that play significant roles within, and there are several characters who appear very little yet are supposed to be important and are expected to be remembered, such as Shanks and members of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.Shichibukai. Although the only characters who consistently appear in every story arc are the members of Luffy's crew, the show's monumentally huge supporting cast can sometimes play tricks on you. In most cases, a character will be important to the current storyline and then never show up again after the Straw Hats leave his/her native island (though they might get the occasional random cameo.) But every now and then, one of them [[ChekhovsBoomerang will make an unexpected reappearance and suddenly become part of the plot again]].
19th Aug '16 9:27:22 AM tocattanfugue
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* In ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', the Earth defending organization, Border, has over 130 named agents, 30 team operators, and 6 executives. Add in the R&D personnel, civilians, and antagonists, then you have more characters than chapter numbers.

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* In ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', the Earth defending defense organization, Border, has over 130 named agents, 30 team operators, and 6 executives. Add in the R&D personnel, civilians, and antagonists, then you have more characters than chapter numbers.
19th Aug '16 9:26:28 AM tocattanfugue
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Played straight and averted, with different alien ''races'' instead of single named characters.

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Played straight and averted, with different alien ''races'' instead of single named characters.characters.
* In ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', the Earth defending organization, Border, has over 130 named agents, 30 team operators, and 6 executives. Add in the R&D personnel, civilians, and antagonists, then you have more characters than chapter numbers.
12th Aug '16 1:33:46 PM Willbyr
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* ''ViolinistOfHameln''. Watanabe lampshades this too, with ''every single character'', be they background or one-shot or drive-by, showing up for the final throwdown (and the main cast commenting on the ridiculousness factor growing). Once Poseidon shows up, it just keeps on getting sillier... and yet, somehow, still manages to keep on providing Crowning Moment of Awesome events all the while.

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* ''ViolinistOfHameln''.''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''. Watanabe lampshades this too, with ''every single character'', be they background or one-shot or drive-by, showing up for the final throwdown (and the main cast commenting on the ridiculousness factor growing). Once Poseidon shows up, it just keeps on getting sillier... and yet, somehow, still manages to keep on providing Crowning Moment of Awesome events all the while.
10th Aug '16 7:35:04 PM DarkHunter
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** This trope is especially obvious in the video games; while the classic 16-bit fighting games usually had rosters of 6-12 characters, 2007's ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3'' ballooned to a whopping 80 unique fighters (20 of which are unique to the anime and anime movies), larger than any other fighting game roster (and there were still characters that they left out). Subsequent games have actually cut back on the number of fighters.

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** This trope is especially obvious in the video games; while the classic 16-bit fighting games usually had rosters of 6-12 characters, 2007's ''Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3'' ballooned to a whopping 80 unique fighters (20 of which are unique to the anime and anime movies), larger than any other fighting game roster (and there were still characters that they left out). Subsequent games have actually cut back on the number of fighters. ''Dragonball Fusions'' probably wins some kind of award: if one counts a fusion of two characters as a character in its own right, it has an utterly absurd ''1018'' playable characters!
1st Aug '16 12:45:11 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'''s primary cast begins with the Devil Bats team and their peripheral characters (coach, manager, mascot), and then expands exponentially with the introduction of the other teams, each with at least two important characters to their name. However, most new characters get several chapters of their own for their characterization and they are all extremely unique, thus, they are memorable throughout the series.

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* ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'''s primary cast begins with the Devil Bats team and their peripheral characters (coach, manager, mascot), and then expands exponentially with the introduction of the other teams, each with at least two important characters to their name. However, most new characters get several chapters of their own for their characterization and they are all extremely unique, thus, they are memorable throughout the series.
11th Jul '16 11:43:51 AM ecuvulle6267
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* 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.

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* 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.well.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Played straight and averted, with different alien ''races'' instead of single named characters.
3rd Jul '16 5:39:27 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Although neither of the component series of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' have particularly huge casts, their fusion into one universe results in a series with three main characters, around thirty regular characters (although not regular at the same time) and many other supporting characters. Take into account the various characters created for additional material like ''Robotech II: The Sentinels'' (most of which are still canonical, even if their adventures aren't) and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' and you get, well...loads and loads of characters.

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* Although neither none of the component series of [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross component]] [[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross series]] [[Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada of]] ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' have particularly huge casts, their fusion into one universe results in a series with three main characters, around thirty regular characters (although not regular at the same time) and many other supporting characters. Take into account the various characters created for additional material like ''Robotech II: The Sentinels'' (most of which are still canonical, even if their adventures aren't) and ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' and you get, well...loads and loads of characters.
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