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25th Apr '16 9:43:18 PM apm483@gmail.com
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* There are a lot of characters in anime and manga named after Sengoku and Meiji era personalities. Fir a specific example, ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'''s characters keep the surnames, but their given names are changed a little. You get Sakata Gintoki (Kintoki), Okita Sougo (Souji), Hattori Senzo (Hanzo) just to name three of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters them]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': The titular character puts together ''Edogawa'' Ranpo and Arthur ''Conan'' Doyle. Prof. Agasa's surname is Romaji for ''Agatha''.
25th Apr '16 1:13:11 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', the characters are named after Japanese Prime Ministers. i.e. Makoto is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ito_Hirobumi Hirobumi Ito]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', the characters are named after Japanese Prime Ministers. i.e. Makoto Itou is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ito_Hirobumi Hirobumi Ito]].Itou]].
25th Apr '16 1:12:52 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', the characters are named after Japanese Prime Ministers. i.e. Makoto is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ito_Hirobumi Hirobumi Ito]].
20th Apr '16 1:07:28 AM aye_amber
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* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Cassie's last name is [[Creator/HGWells Wells]]. Matt's last name is [[DepecheMode Gahan]]. (Indirectly, though... according to WordOfGod on the FAQ page: "Matt Gahan originally had the last name of 'Gahane' and that was based on a good friend of mine whose last name used the same letters, but I decided to leave off the last 'e' so he'd have the same last name as the lead singer of one of my favorite bands.")

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* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Cassie's last name is [[Creator/HGWells Wells]]. Matt's last name is [[DepecheMode [[Music/DepecheMode Gahan]]. (Indirectly, though... according to WordOfGod on the FAQ page: "Matt Gahan originally had the last name of 'Gahane' and that was based on a good friend of mine whose last name used the same letters, but I decided to leave off the last 'e' so he'd have the same last name as the lead singer of one of my favorite bands.")
31st Mar '16 10:45:59 AM Kartoonkid95
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* The title character of ''Film/LtRobinCrusoeUSN'' is named for [[Literature/RobinsonCrusoe that other Crusoe]], as his father dreamed of a life at sea. He laments why he wasn't named [[UsefulNotes/HarryTruman Harry]] or [[UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower Ike]].
16th Mar '16 9:54:03 AM twilicorn
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* Exaggerated on ''Series/TheMuppets'' with Gloria Estefan, the penguin Miss Piggy adopted from a vacation in Argentina. The latter claims it was the only Spanish name she could think of at the time she named the penguin.
14th Mar '16 2:14:21 PM Prfnoff
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* In 'Manga/'CromartieHighSchool'', all of the schools, including the titular one, are named after foreigners that played on Japanese baseball teams.

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* In 'Manga/'CromartieHighSchool'', ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'', all of the schools, including the titular one, are named after foreigners that played on Japanese baseball teams.



** Dee Dee = {{Music/Madonna}}
** Cosmo = {{Prince}}

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** Dee Dee = {{Music/Madonna}}
Music/{{Madonna}}
** Cosmo = {{Prince}}Music/{{Prince}}
9th Mar '16 1:33:45 PM Hossmeister
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* Bernard Black from ''BlackBooks'' got his middle name (Ludwig) from Beethoven. (Discussed in-universe.)

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* Bernard Black from ''BlackBooks'' ''Series/BlackBooks'' got his middle name (Ludwig) from Beethoven. (Discussed in-universe.)
8th Mar '16 12:58:49 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs'': Buffalo Bill is named after Creator/BuffaloBill.

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* ''Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs'': In ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', Buffalo Bill is named after Creator/BuffaloBill.Creator/BuffaloBill. In ''Literature/HannibalRising'', Hannibal's widowed aunt Lady Murasaki is named after [[Creator/MurasakiShikibu the world's first novelist]].



* Franchise/HannibalLecter's widowed aunt is named "Lady Murasaki" after [[Creator/MurasakiShikibu the world's first novelist]].
8th Mar '16 12:57:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Franchise/HannibalLecter's widowed aunt is named "Lady Murasaki" after [[Creator/MurasakiShikibu the world's first novelist]].
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