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Five Man Band: Anime I-M

Ikki Tousen - Nanyou version
The LeaderHakufu
The LancerRyomou
The Smart GuyKoukin
The Big GuyGakushuunote 
The ChickGoei, later joined by Chuubou
Sixth RangerSaji ( who starts out as a Sixth Ranger Traitor)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: It's important to note that all of these characters can double as The Smart Guy, at least in the case of combat.

Joseph's Group
The LeaderJoseph Joestar
The LancerCaesar Antonio Zeppeli
The Big GuyStroheim
Action GirlLisa Lisa
Josuke's Group
The LeaderJosuke Higashikata
The LancerKoichi Hirose
The Big GuyOkuyasu Nijimura
The Smart GuyRohan Kishibe
The ChickYukako Yamagishi (subverted: As she is also a Very, very Yandere.)
Sacrificial Lamb Fatty
Giorno's Group
The LeaderGiorno Giovanna (Though his relationship with the rest of the group starts out as more of a Sixth Ranger with Bucciaratti as The Leader in the others' minds.)
The Lancer(s)Bucciaratti and Mista
The Big GuyFugo
The Smart GuyAbbaccio
Tagalong KidNarancia Ghirga
The Chick and Sixth RangerTrish Una
Jolyne's Group
The LeaderJolyne Kujo (she started out as more of The Chick, however)
The LancerHermes Costello
The Big GuyWeather Report
The Smart GuyEmporio Alnino
The MentorF.F.
Sixth Ranger and Token Evil TeammateAnnasui

K-On
The LeaderYui Hirasawa
The LancerMio Akiyama
The Big GuyRitsu Tainaka
The Smart GuyTsumugi Kotobuki
The ChickAzusa Nakano
Team MomUi Hirasawa
Cool Big Sis and The MentorSawako Yamanaka

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
  • Daliy Life Arc
The LeaderTsuna
The LancerYamamoto
The Smart GuyGokudera
The Big GuyRyohei
The ChickKyoko and Haru
The MentorReborn
Tagalong Kid Lambo and Ipin
  • Kokuyo Arc
The LeaderTsuna
The LancerYamamoto
The Smart GuyGokudera
The Big GuyRyohei
The ChickBianchi
The MentorReborn
Tagalong Kid Lambo and Ipin
The Sixth Ranger Hibari, Dr.Shamal
  • Varia Arc
The LeaderTsuna
The LancerYamamoto
The Smart GuyGokudera
The Big GuyRyohei
The ChickChrome
The MentorReborn, Dr.Shamal, Colonello,Yamaoto's dad
Big Brother MentorDino
Tagalong KidLambo
Aloof AllyHibari
The Sixth RangerMukuro, Basil
  • Future Arc
The LeaderTsuna
The LancerYamamoto
The Smart GuyGokudera
The Big GuyRyohei
The ChickChrome
The MentorReborn, Future Hibari, Lal Mirch
Cool Big Sis/The MentorBianchi
Tagalong KidsLambo, Ipin
The Sixth RangerFuture Ryohei, Future Mukuro, Kuskabe
  • Choice Arc
The LeaderTsuna
The LancerYamamoto
The Smart GuyGokudera
The Big GuyRyohei
The ChickChrome
The MentorReborn, Squalo
Cool Big SisBianchi
Big Brother MentorDino
The Sixth RangerFuture Mukuro, Basil
Tagalong KidLambo
Aloof AllyHibari
  • Future Final Battle Arc
The LeaderTsuna
The LancerYamamoto
The Smart GuyGokudera
The Big GuyRyohei
The ChickChrome
The MentorReborn
The Sixth RangerFuture Mukuro, Basil, Dino, Gamma, Nosaru,Tozaru, Lal Mirch, The Varia
Tagalong KidLambo
Aloof AllyHibari
Sacrificial LambUri
  • Inheritance Ceremony Arc
The LeaderTsuna
The LancerYamamoto
The Smart GuyGokudera
The Big GuyRyohei
The ChickChrome
The MentorReborn
Tagalong KidLambo
Aloof AllyHibari
The Sixth RangerMukuro, Enma ( Final Fight with Daemon Spade)

Keroro Gunsou
The LeaderKeroro
The LancerGiroro
The Big GuyTamama
The Smart GuyKururu
The ChickAngol Moa/Mois
Sixth RangerDororo

Koihime†Musou
The LeaderKannu
The LancerChouun
The Big GuyChouhi
The Smart GuyShokatsuryou
The ChickKouchuu
Sixth RangerBoth Kouchuu and Bachou

The Law of Ueki
The LeaderUeki
The Lancer / The Big GuySano and Rinko (rotate)
The Smart GuyHideyoshi, Rinko before Hideyoshi joins
The ChickMori
Team PetTenko
The Mentor(s)Kobayashi and Inumaru

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha - Hayate and the Wolkenritter
The LeaderSignum (The leader of the Wolkenritter in combat.)
The LancerVita (Impulsive, serves as a foil to Signum's stoic personality.)
The Big GuyZafila( Guardian Beast and the only one to fight bare handed.
The Smart GuyShamal (Sensor Character in battle, disrupting enemy communications or searching and taking out vulnerable yet important targets like field commanders)
The ChickHayate (The Heart of the Wolkenritter because they all love her and she brings out the best in them.
Sixth RangerReinforce, succeeded by Reinforce Zwei after the former's Killed Off for Real Heroic Sacrifice
  • This concept was invoked in the last chapter of the second season's manga, where it's mentioned that Admiral Leti decided to keep the Wolkenritter together because "A group of five has greater war potential", with Amy and Mariel agreeing.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - Vivio's crew
The LeaderVivio
The LancerEinhart
The Big GuyRio
The Smart GuyLutecia
The ChickCorona

Mahou Sensei Negima! - Baka Rangers
The LeaderAsuna (Red) because of the Type III (headstrong) personality
The LancerKu Fei (Yellow) is perky and laid back while having a similar FLYING KICK fighting style.
The Big GirlKaede (Blue) because she's a Huge School Girl and a Ninja.
The Smart GirlYue (Black) is only in the group because she's too lazy to study. She's smart enough to pass on the first try. Funnily enough, in that she is referred to as "Baka Leader" by the other rangers.
The ChickMakie (Pink) for being girly and pink hair and using gymnastics instead of martial arts

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
The LeaderLucia
The LancerRina (personality is totally opposite to Lucia's) and Hanon (frequently fights with Lucia)
The Big GirlCaren
The Smart GirlNoel
The ChickCoco
Tag Along KidSeira
Team PetHippo (doubles as The Big Guy when he gets his powers back)
The Obi-WanSara
Cool Big SisNikora
The One GuyKaito

Metal Armor Dragonar has a rare evil version of the Five-Man Band.
The LeaderGon Jem
The LancerGanan (This one is a tad of a stretch, though)
The Smart GuyZin
The Big GuyGol
The ChickLee Sue Min (Well, whenever she isn't being an Action Girl)

Mobile Fighter G Gundam - The Shuffle Alliance
The LeaderDomon Kasshu is the King of Hearts and the one who pulls the team together. Type IV
The LancerChibodee Crockett Of the fight-happy, laid-back variety.
The Smart Guy(s)Sai Saici and George De Sand take turns at this: George is calm, analytical, kind of a Fragile Speedster while Sai Saici has his quick wits
The Big GuyArgo Gulskii is taller and broader than the rest and his gundam has the greatest raw strength.
The ChickRain Mikamura is the only mechanic who also pilots a gundam. She keeps a cool head and Domon on track.
Sixth Ranger(s)Schwarz Bruder, Allenby Beardsly (and later Kyral Mekirel)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 - The Meisters in the first season
The LeaderLockon Stratos I
The LancerSetsuna F. Seiei
The Big Guy/Token Evil TeammateH/Allelujah Haptism
The Smart GuyTieria Erde
The ChickLasse Aeon
Sixth Ranger TraitorsTeam Trinity
Team PetHaro

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 - The Meisters in the second season
The LeaderSetsuna F. Seiei
The LancerLockon Stratos II
The Big GuyTieria Erde
The Smart GuySumeragi Lee Noriega
The ChickAllelujah Haptism
Sixth RangersSaji Crossroad and Soma Peries
Team PetHaro

Murder Princess - At least until midway through episode 4
The LeaderFaris (a.k.a. Alita)
The LancerJodo
The Big GuyPete
The Smart GuyDominikov
The ChickAlita (a.k.a. Milano), Milano

Anime E-HFiveManBand/AnimeAnime N-R
Anime E-HAdministrivia/Hyphenated TitlesAnime N-R

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