History UnfortunateNames / AnimeAndManga

30th Mar '18 11:02:49 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', all Haibane are named by other Haibane due to what dream they had in their cocoon. Reki dreamed of walking down a dark stone path so shs was named after the word "gareki", which means "small stone". Later in life, Haibane learn their "true names" right before their [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Day of Flight]] occurs. Reki's true name is [[spoiler:"Rekishi", "death by being run over".]] This is implied to be a reference to her [[spoiler:having died by [[DrivenToSuicide standing in front of a train]].]] There is, however, a better seeming AlternateCharacterReading of it.

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* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', all Haibane are named by other Haibane due to after what dream they had in their cocoon. Reki dreamed of walking down a dark stone path so shs she was named after the word "gareki", which means "small stone". Later in life, Haibane learn their "true names" right before their [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Day of Flight]] occurs. Reki's true name is [[spoiler:"Rekishi", "death by being run over".]] This is implied to be a reference to her [[spoiler:having died by [[DrivenToSuicide standing in front of a train]].]] There is, however, a better seeming AlternateCharacterReading of it.
29th Mar '18 10:11:05 PM amateragi
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Big Mom naming most of her children after food resulted in one of them (who plays a major role) being named Cracker, which is a slur for a white person.
21st Mar '18 4:26:52 PM Gravityman
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** ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureJoJolion'' features a Stand named Doggy Style. It's named after the Music/SnoopDogg album, but still. One of the series' artbooks also features a minor Stand whose name is just "Assy the Horse".
25th Jan '18 1:14:53 AM dotchan
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** Sailor Star Maker's special attack is called "Star Gentle Uterus" in full GratuitousEnglis, no mondegreening necessary.

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** Sailor Star Maker's special attack is called "Star Gentle Uterus" in full GratuitousEnglis, GratuitousEnglish, no mondegreening necessary.
25th Jan '18 1:14:28 AM dotchan
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* [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor]] [[UranusIsShowing Uranus]].

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* [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor]] ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** With the warriors being named after planets, it was only a matter of time before Sailor
[[UranusIsShowing Uranus]].Uranus]] was introduced.
** Sailor Star Maker's special attack is called "Star Gentle Uterus" in full GratuitousEnglis, no mondegreening necessary.
22nd Nov '17 10:58:22 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In ''Steel Ball Run'', a racer named Hot Pants turns out to be a woman disguised as a man. And yet no one ever caught on until someone accidentally groped her.


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** In ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]]'', a racer named Hot Pants turns out to be a woman disguised as a man. And yet no one ever caught on until someone accidentally groped her.
7th Oct '17 10:31:20 AM MightyKombat
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** [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]
*** "Bajeena" has actually been romanised as "Vagina" on at least some official merchandise.
** Also our young protagonist Camille Bidan [[BerserkButton got into a lot of fisticuffs and even earned a mortal enemy for being noted of having a girl's name]] (technically, the name is gender-neutral, but it is more commonly used for girls).

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** [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]
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anyone?!]] Jamitov's name does at least get written as "Hymem" in most materials but it is still one letter away from Hymen, so really, its not much of a fix. As for Quattro, "Bajeena" has actually been romanised as "Vagina" on at least some official merchandise.
** Also our young protagonist Camille Kamille Bidan [[BerserkButton got into a lot of fisticuffs and even earned a mortal enemy for being noted of having a girl's name]] (technically, the name is gender-neutral, but it is more commonly used for girls).



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' had Elpeo Puru, a young pilot named after ''Lemon/L People'' (''Eru Pīpuru''), a popular hentai magazine with an unhealthy focus on young girls. Given the unsettling hints about her handler Glemmy's proclivities, this is appropriate in all the wrong ways.
** All of the [[ArtificialHuman Innovators]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' have odd names, which besides those of Tieria and Ribbons tend to be verbs changed into nouns (as in [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Healing/Hilling]] Care). One's name is Bring Stability, but the name has also been translated as [[AwesomeMcCoolname Bring]] [[KnifeNut Stab]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast bity]].

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' had Elpeo Puru, Ple[=/=]Puru, a young pilot named after ''Lemon/L People'' (''Eru Pīpuru''), a popular hentai magazine with an unhealthy focus on young girls. Given the unsettling hints about her handler Glemmy's proclivities, this is appropriate in all the wrong ways.
** All of the [[ArtificialHuman Innovators]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' have odd names, which besides those of Tieria and Ribbons tend to be verbs changed into nouns (as in [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Healing/Hilling]] Care). One's name is Bring Stability, but the name has also been translated as [[AwesomeMcCoolname Bring]] [[KnifeNut Stab]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast bity]]. And aside from that, another member is named, no word of a lie, Revive Revival.



** Sai Argyle from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".

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** Sai Argyle from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' (and technically, Sai Saici from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''): "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".


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** The resident CharClone of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' is called Full Frontal. Its supposed to refer to his preferred method of attack but instead [[FullFrontalAssault brings to mind the idea of him running at you completely butt naked.]]
28th Sep '17 2:13:02 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', all Haibane are named by other Haibane due to what dream they had in their cocoon. Reki dreamed of walking down a dark stone path so shs was named after the word "gareki", which means "small stone". Later in life, Haibane learn their "true names" right before their [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Day of Flight]] occurs. Reki's true name is [[spoiler:"Rekishi", "death by being run over".]] This is implied to be a reference to her [[spoiler:having died by [[DrivenToSuicide standing in front of a train]].]]

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* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', all Haibane are named by other Haibane due to what dream they had in their cocoon. Reki dreamed of walking down a dark stone path so shs was named after the word "gareki", which means "small stone". Later in life, Haibane learn their "true names" right before their [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Day of Flight]] occurs. Reki's true name is [[spoiler:"Rekishi", "death by being run over".]] This is implied to be a reference to her [[spoiler:having died by [[DrivenToSuicide standing in front of a train]].]]]] There is, however, a better seeming AlternateCharacterReading of it.
17th Sep '17 12:15:54 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', all Haibane are named by other Haibane due to what dream they had in their cocoon. Reki dreamed of walking down a dark stone path so shs was named after the word "gareki", which means "small stone". Later in life, Haibane learn their "true names" right before their [[AscendToAHigherPlaceOfExistence Day of Flight]] occurs. Reki's true name is [[spoiler:"Rekishi", "death by being run over".]] This is implied to be a reference to her [[spoiler:having died by [[DrivenToSuicide standing in front of a train]].]]

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* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', all Haibane are named by other Haibane due to what dream they had in their cocoon. Reki dreamed of walking down a dark stone path so shs was named after the word "gareki", which means "small stone". Later in life, Haibane learn their "true names" right before their [[AscendToAHigherPlaceOfExistence [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Day of Flight]] occurs. Reki's true name is [[spoiler:"Rekishi", "death by being run over".]] This is implied to be a reference to her [[spoiler:having died by [[DrivenToSuicide standing in front of a train]].]]
17th Sep '17 12:08:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* Although Gin, the protagonist of ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'', is named for the Japanese word for "silver", western fans probably can't be blamed if the first thing they think of when they read the name is a certain alcoholic beverage. The Japanese spelling makes the correct pronunciation very clear, though. Admittedly one of the tamer cases... especially when one considers that [[Manga/GingaDensetsuWeed his son]] is named Weed.

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* ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'':
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Although Gin, the protagonist of ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'', protagonist, is named for the Japanese word for "silver", western fans probably can't be blamed if the first thing they think of when they read the name is a certain alcoholic beverage. The Japanese spelling makes the correct pronunciation very clear, though. Admittedly one of the tamer cases... especially when one considers that [[Manga/GingaDensetsuWeed his son]] is named Weed.



* The eponymous teacher from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' -- Nozomu Itoshiki -- counts. Thanks to the kanji used in his family name, his full name, read as a single word, can mean "despair". Likewise, the name of his immediate older brother Mikoto can be read as "death" (ironic enough for a doctor), his younger sister Rin "unequaled [in sexual prowess]", his other (estranged) brother Enishi "disinherited", and Enishi's son Majiru "breakup" (on account of having to freeload with his youngest uncle, Nozomu). It also extends to the rest of the characters, several of whom consider marriage just to get out of it.
** But then, the entire series is based around these puns, so it's not surprising.

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* The eponymous teacher from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' -- Nozomu Itoshiki -- counts. Thanks to the kanji used in his family name, his full name, read as a single word, can mean "despair". Likewise, the name of his immediate older brother Mikoto can be read as "death" (ironic enough for a doctor), his younger sister Rin "unequaled [in sexual prowess]", his other (estranged) brother Enishi "disinherited", and Enishi's son Majiru "breakup" (on account of having to freeload with his youngest uncle, Nozomu). It also extends to the rest of the characters, several of whom consider marriage just to get out of it.
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it. But then, the entire series is based around these puns, so it's not surprising.



* The name of one of the Spectres in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is... {{Troll}} Ivan. Take that as you will.
** For even more hilarity, he was completely {{troll}}ed... and defeated via a CurbstompBattle.

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* The name of one of the Spectres in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is... {{Troll}} Ivan. Take that as you will.
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will. For even more hilarity, he was completely {{troll}}ed... and defeated via a CurbstompBattle.



* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Fate's wolf familiar is named Arf. Justified by the fact that Fate was seven when she named her.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Fate's wolf familiar is named Arf. Justified by the fact that Fate was seven when she named her.her.
* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', all Haibane are named by other Haibane due to what dream they had in their cocoon. Reki dreamed of walking down a dark stone path so shs was named after the word "gareki", which means "small stone". Later in life, Haibane learn their "true names" right before their [[AscendToAHigherPlaceOfExistence Day of Flight]] occurs. Reki's true name is [[spoiler:"Rekishi", "death by being run over".]] This is implied to be a reference to her [[spoiler:having died by [[DrivenToSuicide standing in front of a train]].]]
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