* The yaoi manga '''A'''ll '''N'''ippon '''A'''ir '''L'''ines. [[http://www.digitalmanga.com/books/49/ 'nuff said.]]
** And its name is derived from the actual '''A'''ll '''N'''ippon '''A'''irways, which is abbreviated as ANA.
** Which is HilariousInHindsight, since "ana" is Japanese for "hole". Yeah, don't think about it too much.
* ''PokemonSpecial'' has "Rocket" (as in Team Rocket) standing for ''"'''R'''aid '''O'''n the '''C'''ity: '''K'''nock out '''E'''vil '''T'''usks".'' The entire thing is really some bizarre dental metaphor.
** The anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is called ''[[{{Anime/Pokemon}} Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes]]'' in Japan. Both "'''B'''lack and '''W'''hite" and "'''B'''est '''W'''ishes" are abbreviated as "'''BW'''".
* The name "[=HiME=]" in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' means "'''Hi'''ghly Advanced '''M'''aterializing '''E'''quipment", as explained in the opening sequence; this is a play on the Japanese [[{{Honorifics}} honorific]] "hime", used to address someone as "princess", and refers to the titular [=HiMEs=]' ability to materialize objects out of {{hammerspace}} (or, as TechnoBabble holds it, out of photons). While the acronym may seem forced, being part of a much more convoluted, five-part [[GratuitousEnglish bilingual pun]] certainly redeems it.
** FunWithAcronyms is even more evident in the ''Manga/{{Mai-HiME}}'' manga, which introduces two additional types of [=HiMEs=]: '''P'''erfect '''R'''ealization of '''In'''dependent Ac'''cess''' (PRINCESS) and '''Qu'''aint '''E'''lemental '''En'''chantress (QUEEN).
** Let us not forget [[spoiler:Miyu Greer: '''M'''ultiple, or '''M'''erciful for her ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' counterpart, '''I'''ntelligencial '''[[NorseMythology Y]]'''[[NorseMythology ggdrasil]] '''U'''nit.]]
* And while on the subject of robots, how about the Boomers from ''BubblegumCrisis''? Originally this wasn't an acronym, but the term VOOMER (which is pronounced the same in Japanese) was an acronym in ''Bubblegum Crisis 2040''.
* The organisations SEELE, GEHIRN, and NERV in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (which are German for ''soul, brain,'' and ''nerve'' respectively), though always written with capital letters, apparently do not stand for anything, but as this trope works in both senses this would be more like a subversion.
* ''RahXephon'' gave us '''T'''ereno '''E'''mpireo '''R'''apidmova '''R'''eakcii '''A'''rmeo. It appears to be Esperanto for "Earth Federation Rapid Reaction Force", judging from the context[[note]]it's actually mostly ForeignSoundingGibberish[[/note]].
* Various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series, ordered by appearance.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' start with only AMBAC ('''A'''ctive '''M'''ass '''B'''alance '''A'''uto '''C'''ontrol), but RetCon add Mobile SUIT ('''Mobile S'''pace '''U'''tility '''I'''nstrument '''T'''atical) and Mobile ARMOUR ('''Mobile A'''ll '''R'''ange '''M'''aneuverability '''O'''ffence '''U'''tility '''R'''einforcement).
** GM Quel from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'', with QUEL stand for '''Q'''ualified to '''U'''se '''E'''arthly '''L'''aw.
** The GM itself in all likelihood, standing for '''G'''undam '''M'''ass-production, as it was a mass-produced, scaled-down version of the original Gundam.
** ''Manga/GundamSentinel'' novel also has computer call ALICE ('''A'''dvanced '''L'''ogistic & '''I'''nconsequence '''C'''ognizing '''E'''quipment)
*** Sentinel also features the 2XX series equipment version of the '''S'''uperior Gundam called the '''Ex'''tra-'''S'''uperior Gundam. It is pronounced as Excess, and yes, it is hideously overbuilt.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' give us [=ReZEL=] ('''Re'''fine '''Z'''eta '''G'''undam '''E'''scort '''L'''eader ).
** From ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', we have GUNDAM ('''GUNDA'''nium '''M'''obile suit), MOBILE Suit ('''M'''anipulative '''O'''rder '''B'''uild and '''I'''ndustrial '''L'''abors '''E'''xtended '''Suit'''), Mobile DOLL ('''M'''obile '''D'''irect '''O'''pertional '''L'''eaded '''L'''abor) and ZERO system ('''Z'''oning and '''E'''motional '''R'''ange '''O'''mited '''system''').
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' has mobile suit call SUMO ('''S'''trike '''U'''nit for '''M'''aneuver '''O'''peration) and FLAT ('''F'''lexible '''L'''adder '''A'''ctuator '''T'''echnology).
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s creators had a heyday with their acronyms:
*** GUNDAM, for instance, is not the name of the unit (except as a nickname), but of the operating system, which goes through several variations. Examples include:
**** '''G'''eneral '''U'''nilateral '''N'''euro-link '''D'''ispersive '''A'''utonomic '''M'''aneuver
**** '''G'''eneration '''U'''nsubdued '''N'''uclear '''D'''rive '''A'''ssault '''M'''odule
**** '''G'''eneral-purpose '''U'''tility '''N'''on-'''D'''iscontinuity '''A'''ugmentation '''M'''aneuvering
**** '''G'''eneration '''U'''nrestricted '''N'''etwork '''D'''rive '''A'''ssault '''M'''odule
**** '''G'''igantic '''U'''nilateral '''N'''umerous '''D'''ominating '''AM'''munition
**** '''G'''unnery '''U'''nited '''N'''uclear '''D'''eutrion '''A'''dvanced '''M'''aneuver
**** '''G'''uider '''UN'''manned '''D'''eployment '''A'''utonomic '''M'''anipulation.
*** Not to be outdone, ZAFT ('''Z'''odiac '''A'''lliance of '''F'''reeedom '''T'''reaty), the military arm of PLANT ('''P'''eople '''L'''iberation '''A'''cting '''N'''ation of '''T'''echnology, formerly '''P'''roductive '''L'''ocation '''A'''lly on '''N'''exus '''T'''echnology), seems to name almost all of their high end mobile suits as acronyms, featuring the ZAKU ('''Z'''AFT '''A'''rmored '''K'''eeper of '''U'''nity), the GOUF ('''G'''uardian '''O'''f '''U'''nity '''F'''orerunner) Ignited, and the DOM ('''D'''efensive '''O'''bliterator '''M'''agnificent) -- note that all of these are acronym-ized versions of the Zeon suits from ''MobileSuitGundam''. Even more confusingly, almost all their other mobile suits (GINN, [=BuCUE=], [=LaGOWE=], BABI, DINN, [=GOOhN=], [=ZnO=], CGUE, [=GuAIZ=], etc.) seem to be acronyms that have no actual meaning. One of aforemention variant of CGUE is call DEEP Arms ( '''D'''irectional '''E'''nergy '''E'''mission ex'''P'''erimental '''Arms'''). Their special forces group is also known as FAITH ('''F'''ast '''A'''cting '''I'''ntegrated '''T'''actical '''H'''eadquarters).
*** In a possible subversion, the military forces of Earth are officially known as '''O'''ppose '''M'''ilitancy & '''N'''eutralize '''I'''nvasion (OMNI) Enforcer, but no one ever refers to them as such, usually settling for Earth Alliance Forces or simply Earth Forces. Similarly, the Earth Alliance's shadowy secret controlling organization LOGOS is always capitalized, but apparently stands for nothing (like ''Evangelion'', it's actually a reference to a theological concept). However, their main headquarters of JOSH-A ('''JO'''int '''S'''upreme '''H'''eadquarters '''A'''laska) is potentially an extreme case of this trope, as, despite its spelling, everyone pronounces it as "Joshua".
*** Weapons systems acronyms in the series include the DRAGOON ('''D'''isconnected '''R'''apid '''A'''rmament '''G'''roup '''O'''verlook '''O'''peration '''N'''etwork) system, the METEOR ('''M'''obile-suit '''E'''nabled '''T'''actical '''E'''nf'''OR'''cer) support system, and the GENESIS ('''G'''amma '''E'''mission by '''N'''uclear '''E'''xplosion '''S'''timulate '''I'''nducing '''S'''ystem) superlaser.
*** Finally, the title itself refers to '''S'''uperior '''E'''volutionary '''E'''lement '''D'''estined-factor (SEED factor), which apparently gives a person the abilities needed to advance the evolution of mankind.
** [[Manga/Gundam00Sidestories Gundam 00V]] has GRM ('''G'''eneration of '''R'''eborns '''M'''obile suit - pronoun as "[[NorseMythology Garm]]") Gundam and Cherudim Gundam SAGA ('''S'''pecial '''A'''ssault '''G'''undam '''A'''rms)
* The original Japanese version of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has SAL ('''S'''uper '''A'''nimal '''L'''e(a)rning), a monkey that was being trained to duel using technology. It should be noted that it is pronounced "saru", which [[BilingualBonus is Japanese for "monkey".]]
* The names of the mecha and tools in ''SoukouNoStrain'' are:
** '''STR'''ategic '''A'''rmored '''IN'''fantry, the titular mecha.
** '''T'''actical '''U'''nmanned '''M'''aneuver '''OR'''b, the MechaMooks.
** '''G'''eneral '''A'''xis '''M'''otorized '''B'''attle '''E'''xoskeleton '''E'''quipment. The weaker mecha of the grunt soldiers that Sara [[BroughtDownToNormal must join]] for a few episodes.
** '''M'''inisterial '''I'''nstrument of '''M'''ercurion '''I'''nterface '''C'''ore, the plot's HumanResources and the device that allows Strains to operate.
* GaoGaiGar's GGG(organization defending humanity from Zonders) stood for '''G'''utsy '''G'''eoid '''G'''uard. In season 2, it received a new name(as well as an orbital base): '''G'''utsy '''G'''alaxy '''G'''uard.
* Though it was almost certainly unintentional, ''GhostInTheShell'' has the rather unfortunate acronym "GITS"; by way of explanation, ''git'' is a coarse British insult. The fact that [[[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Stand Alone Complex]] changes this acronym to GITS SAC does not help matters...
* ''{{MAR}}: '''M'''aerchen '''A'''wakens '''R'''omance''
* In ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Strikers'', Nanoha's ChekhovsSkill in the finishing episodes was acronymed in the Japanese subtitle (as Raising Heart was talking) as "WAS". It stood for '''W'''ide '''A'''rea '''S'''earch.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by the Time-Space Administration Bureau, or TSAB; if it were the Space-Time Administration Bureau, the acronym would be STAB.
** The sequel to ''A's Portable: The Battle of Aces'' is called ''Gears of Destiny''. The name of the LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition? "GOD BOX".
* ''GateKeepers'' had A.E.G.I.S., which stood for '''A'''lien '''E'''xterminating '''G'''lobal '''I'''ntercept '''S'''ystem. Interestingly, the shape of the badge was half a world, and half a shield shape with an atom symbol on it.
* ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' features the '''BA'''se of '''B'''acking '''E'''sp. '''L'''aboratory. GratuitousEnglish and the oddity of having the acronym standing for an abbreviation.
** Let's not forget "P.A.N.D.R.A." and whatever it stood for again. Note that when the Japanese pronounce it they normally insert an (unstressed) "o" between "d" and "r", thus "pandora".
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has DORUmon which stands for '''D'''igital '''OR''' '''U'''nknown '''mon'''ster
* ''CodeGeass'' gives us the rather unintuitive acronym, "F.L.E.I.J.A", which stands for '''F'''ield '''L'''imitary '''E'''ffective '''I'''mplosion '''A'''rmament. The "J" doesn't stand for anything; it is only there to facilitate the word's pronunciation as "Freya". If the reference to the Norse goddess was intentional, one wonders why they didn't just call it the '''F'''ission '''R'''eaction-'''E'''nhanced '''Y'''ield '''A'''rmament.
** There's also the '''S'''uperlative '''E'''xtruder '''I'''nterlocked '''T'''echnology '''E'''xclusive '''N'''exus, which is the Guren SEITEN. Of course, SEITEN isn't a word in English, but in Japanese, it means Eight Elements... which is what the start-up screen calls it. In English. That's a surprisingly high-level of knowledge of Japanese language from a Britannian engineer.
* SuperDimensionFortressMacross gives us the variable fighter's half-jet-half-humanoid-mecha [[http://unsd.macrossroleplay.org/VF11gerwalk.gif GERWALK]] mode - '''G'''round '''E'''ffective '''R'''einforcement of '''W'''inged '''A'''rmament with '''L'''ocomotive '''K'''nee-joint. This actually makes a bit more sense than most of the other examples - until you look up the [[http://macross.anime.net//memories/02/index.html very first proposal involving VF-esque mechas]] done by Kawamori, involving non-transforming half-plane-half-mechas called "Ga-Walk" ...
** Not to mention the fact that the SDF-1 Macross itself was formerly known as '''A'''lien '''S'''pace '''S'''hip One.
** The novels of the dub, {{Robotech}}, give a backronym for ''Veritech'': '''V'''ariable '''E'''ngineering and '''R'''obotic '''I'''ntegration '''Tech'''nology.
** The FAST Pack, while never mentioned anywhere, is actually a real-life acronym for aerodynamic external fuel tanks used by the F-15C (an F-15 variant that came out around the same time the first Macross series was made): '''F'''uel '''A'''nd '''S'''ensor '''T'''actical Pack.
** MacrossZero gives us AFOS, which, presumably, stands for '''A'''rtifact '''F'''rom '''O'''uter '''S'''pace
** In the Macross universe, the United Nations Space Navy is abbreviated as '''UN''' "'''S'''pacy." By the time of MacrossFrontier, a "'''N'''ew" has been appended to it. Therefore, people make a habit of calling it [=NUNS=].
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has PANDORA, the '''P'''hysicalquantity '''A'''lternation '''N'''atural '''D'''econstruction '''O'''rganized '''R'''esearch '''A'''gency.
* The mecha from ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo'' are called QT Arms (which is a cheesy enough name in itself); the name is also an acronym for '''Q'''uantum '''T'''echnology '''A'''dvanced '''R'''einforced '''M'''aneuvering '''S'''hroud.
** The same series' {{Latex Space Suit}}s are called Q-Tectors; their acronym being '''Q'''uantum '''T'''ransducing '''E'''nvironment '''C'''rosslink '''T'''errain '''O'''perational '''R'''einforcer.
* ''{{Chirality}}'' has main character Carol, whose name stands for '''C'''hirality '''A'''rtificial '''R'''ecombine '''o'''f '''L'''ife.
* ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS, the armored trooper is result from project call '''V'''ertical '''O'''ne-man '''T'''ank for '''O'''ffense & '''M'''aneuver'''S'''.
* In LightNovel/FullMetalPanic! Tuatha Dé Danann has system call TAROS for '''T'''ransfer '''A'''nd '''R'''esponse '''O'''mni-'''S'''phere.
* In AndroidAnnouncerMaico2010, Maico's name is short for '''M'''ulti-'''A'''rtificial '''I'''ntelligence '''C'''omputer '''O'''rganism.

* Australian anime convention organisers seem fond of these:
** '''M'''elbourne '''Ani'''me '''Fest'''ival
** '''S'''ydney '''M'''anga and '''A'''nime '''Sh'''ow.
** '''P'''erth '''Ani'''me '''C'''onvention, although that's more commonly known as Wai-con.
* ''MazingerZ'' gets this treatment in ''ShinMazingerZero'', in typical GratuitousEnglish style.
-->'''M'''ultidimensional\\
'''A'''utomaton\\
'''Z'''illion\\
'''I'''nfinity\\
'''N'''eural\\
'''G'''enerative\\
'''E'''xterminate\\
'''R'''everter
* In Creator/{{Funimation}}'s GagDub of ''KeroroGunsou'', Keroro is leader of "the '''A'''dvanced '''R'''econ '''M'''ission '''P'''repatory '''I'''nvasion '''T'''error Platoon", [[LampshadeHanging whose acronym is unfortunate]], but is nonetheless intentional on Funimation's part[[note]]In the Japanese version, they are simply called the "Keroro Shoutai", or "Keroro Platoon".[[/note]].
* In Naruto the [=ANBU=], or '''An'''satsu Senjutsu Tokushu '''Bu'''tai (Special Assasination and Tactics Squad)are elite "black-ops" ninja in porcelain masks. [=ANBU=] is also Japanese for Dark Side, which makes sense given the fact that they carry out the missions for which Konoha will accept no official responsibility.
* Not exactly derived from a word, but definitely a backronym, is the edited ''DragonBallZ'' dub's '''HFIL''' ('''HELL''' in the uncut version). They got it by [[{{Bowdlerisation}} removing the bottoms of the E and first L]] and claim that it stands for the '''H'''ome '''F'''or '''I'''nfinite '''L'''osers. The original name is not an acronym, however, and is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what you think it is]].
* In Ultimate Girls, the source of the girl's energy is 'Maiden, Oh don't look at me please, Energy' or M.O.E. It is also produced by [[YouKeepUsingThatWord Masters Of Entertainment]].
* The GuestStarPartyMember of the fourth and fifth seasons of ''{{Slayers}}'' is a young prince named Pokota, which is actually an acronym of his real name, '''Po'''sel '''Ko'''rba '''Ta'''forashia.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya: And how could we possibly forget the "'''S'''ekai wo '''O'''oi ni Moriageru tame no '''S'''uzumiya Haruhi no Dan"?
** There are two English translations: "'''S'''preading Excitement All '''O'''ver the World with Haruhi '''S'''uzumiya Brigade", used by the anime, or the [[AscendedMeme Ascended Fansub]] "'''S'''ave the World by '''O'''verloading it with Fun: Haruhi '''S'''uzumiya Brigade", used by the manga and light novels.
** Meanwhile, fans have decided to backronym it into "'''S'''laves '''O'''f '''S'''uzumiya Brigade".
* Yaoi stands for "yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi" (no highs, no lows, no point), but among fans, there's a joke that it stands for "'''Ya'''mete! '''O'''shiri ga '''i'''tai!" (Stop! My ass hurts!)
* In ''TigerAndBunny'', [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]] is short for '''N'''oted '''E'''ntities with e'''X'''traordinary '''T'''alents.
* ''KirbyRightBackAtYa!'' had "Nightmare Enterprises", or NME for short. [[StealthPun Try reading that out loud.]]
** Only in the so-called [[{{Macekre}} "dub"]]. In the original Japanese, the company is called "Holy Nightmare".
* The '''GA''' in ''GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' stands for "'''G'''eijutsuka (Art Department) Class ''A''", though Tomokane's guess, "'''G'''raphic '''A'''rts Design Class is pretty reasonable. Kisaragi's (albeit that was Tomokane messing with her) "'''G'''o for it, '''A'''rtists!", not so much.
* Episode 9A of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' is titled ''The '''SBJK''' of New Year Debuts''. So what is SBJK? "'''S'''hitto '''B'''ukai '''J'''oshi '''K'''ousei", or "[[ClingyJealousGirl Deeply Jealous High School Girl]]. Some fansubbing groups translated to "'''S'''uper '''B'''erserk '''J'''ealous '''K'''id" or "'''S'''uper-'''B'''egrudging '''J'''uvenile '''K'''itten" to keep the acronym.