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Punctuated For Emphasis:
Anime and Manga
: Dragon Ball Ka... Me... Ha... Meee... HAAAAA!!!
(from the dub of Z) On the last episode...of DRAGON! BALL!
ZEEE! Hiei in : "DRAAAGOOOOON! OOOOOF! THE DAAAAARKNESSSSS, FLAAAAAME!!!"
YuYu Hakusho Also, Yusuke's "GO! TO! HELL!!" as he defeats Doctor Kamiya.
has Legato losing his composure. Trigun KILL!! HIM!!!
From : "TAKE. THE HAMMER STRIKE. Gankutsuou OF REVENGE!"
Father Anderson in : "ALUCAAARD! VAMPIIIIRE!"
Hellsing There are a few other examples, notably Jan Valentine in the manga: "Therefore! All! You! Bitches! Can you just fuck off and die!" (And yes, it was actually written this way.)
And Jan in the anime: "BEWARE...THE...MILLENNIUM...!"
In Hellsing Ultimate 2, Jan Valentine performs the famous Konami Code: "Up! Up! Down! Down! Left! Right! Left! Right! Bringin' the motherfuckin' death, by Konami."
Alucard: "Guess what I just caught? I caught you....Rip....Van....Winkle...."
(Also includes SEARCH AND DESTROY! SEARCH. AND. ''DESTROOOOOOOOY!!'' Punctuated Pounding.)
With laws of physics that literally runs on the Rule of Cool, the ultimate attack in simply Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann to be delivered like this: has GIGA!!! DRILL!!!
BREEEEAAAAAAAAK (EEEEEEERRR)!!!!! Gai Shishioh of announces all of his attacks in this way to some degree. But when it's time to really bring out the epic, there's only one thing to say: " GaoGaiGar HIKARI! NI! " (Translatable as " NAAAAAAAAAAAAAREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! BE! COME! " And then the LIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!! hammer comes down).
: Entei — "You. Are. Pokémon 3 MAMA!"
: Pokémon: The First Movie
This! Cannot! Be! ...MY DESTINY!!! Also: KRABBY,
NOW! USE! YOUR! VICEGRIP! And of course: '''I...LOVE...FOSSILS!!!"
: Fullmetal Alchemist "I'M. A. HOUSEWIFE!!!"
That's the polite response. But just for today, I feel like showing off a little.
I! AM! AN ALCHEMIST!!! brings us "EXECUTE! BEAST! SPIRIT! EVOLUTION!"
Digimon Frontier : "I am...ZERO!!"
Code Geass "Give. Ayanami. BACK!" courtesy of .
Rebuild of Evangelion Meanwhile, Mari in the English dub of 2.0 gives us: "JUST!! FUCKING!! DIE!!!!"
From , the roar of a wounded tiger becomes this. RYUUJI! IS! MINE!
Toradora! Giroro in : Keroro Gunsou "This...is...SPARTA!" He says the original quote. Joji Nakata, Giroro's voice actor, voiced Leonidas in the Japanese dub of .
300 : Crisis.... Make!!...UP!!!!!!!!!
Sailor Moon The 4Kids Entertainment Dub of from "You Dirty Rat!": One Piece LEAVE! * throws sand* LEAVE! * throws sand* LEAVE! * throws sand* LEAVE! * throws sand*
That actully happens in the original version (better delivered too) we also have Luffy's line after beating Arlong: NAMI! YOU'RE MY NAKAMA!!!!.
Vita of had her employing this in the second season Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's after she had walked away heavily wounded from a battle against a Sand Worm and was still pushing herself to continue fighting even though her body was ready to give up.
Vita: It. Doesn't. HURT! (I. Taku. NAI!)
Also Nanoha's memorable scene in :
StrikerS Nanoha: Blaster-3 ... Divine ... Buster!
Used in the finale of : Death Note Near, finally starting to sound bitter in his confrontation with Light, makes liberal use of periods to make his deduction nice and clear. "Light Yagami...
You. Are. Kira." I! AM! JUSTICE!
SAKUJO! SAKUJO! SAKUJO!
MACH GO! GO! GO! in the original Japanese version of .
Speed Racer Taken to extreme in , due to Mahou Sensei Negima! Chamo's Large Ham tendencies. PAC!!!-TI!!!-OOOOOOOOOOO!!!
. New Year WILL! <sting> NEVER! <sting> COME! Bottle Fairy And it doesn't! Until the next episode.
subverts this. Most of the time, yelling "BANKAI!" does not come with emphasis. But Ichigo, in some medias, does put emphasis in form of "BAN! KAI!!"
Bleach Mayuri's release when fighting Uryru was a rather understated "Ban. Kai." This made it creepier.
Isshin likes to do this as well. "GOOOOOOOOD! MOOOOOOOOOOOOOORNING! IIIIIIIIIIICHIGOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
In the dub of Episode 13, when Tatsuki attacks some Hollow-controlled students to protect Orihime, she yells "WHAT THE HELL — ARE YOU — PEOPLE — DOING?!"
Justified, since Tatsuki is fighting at the time, and making sure that even as she talks, she breaths properly for each hit.
Chapter 403 also gives us Ichigo's response to Aizen's new form. "What...the fuck...is that..."
Also, Ichigo's GETSUGA TENSHOUGHAHGHA!!!
also has examples of this.
Fushigi Yuugi "REKKA... SHIN-EN!"
Subverted when he needs to make a very small flame. "REKKA! SHIN! ...eeeeen."
"WHAT—DID YOU DO—TO—MIAKA?" and all other variations thereof.
"YUI! DON'T! SUMMON! SEIRYUU!"
has G Gundam "TAKE THIS! MY LOVE! MY ANGER! AND ALL OF MY SORROW! SHIIIIIINING! FIIIIIINGER! SWOOOOOOOORD! GO! GO! GO!"
. Gundam00 I. AM. GUNDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!
Then there's one that predates the aforementioned two examples: Gundam
SOLOMON! I! HAVE! RETURNED!!! From : "All who stand in our way shall die... and die... and die! GO! TO! HELL!"
Pokémon Special : U! ZU! MA! KI!
Naruto Actually, this can apply to a number of (but not all) situations that involve Calling Your Attacks (the same applies for video games).
DEVILMAN! In , Joseph Joestar's catchphrase in Part 3 is rendered as "Oh! My! God!" In the video game based on that arc, he screams it as his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure death cry but there are no audible pauses.
In , there is Azumanga Daioh "RUNNER UP! RUN! ER! UUUUP!"
SA. TA. ANDAGI!
20th Century Boys "I said I'm singing a song. And when someone's singing a song, YOU. DON'T. SHOOT. THEM."
: Kaname let this out when Full Metal Panic! Sousuke get his hand on her breast: "WHAT. IN. THE HELL!? Keep your hands off me, you PERVERT!!"
"MEEEEEEERRRRRRYYYYYYY... CHRISTMAAAAAAAASSSSSS !!!!!!", from .
Kyouran Kazoku Nikki : I! CAAAAN! Eureka Seven FLYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
: I! CAAAAN'T! Denpa Onnato Seishun Otoko FLYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
's "You're watching Channel D! D! D!"
Kirby: Right Back at Ya! This actually happens a lot in anime when a female character wants to sound as cute and/or girly as po...si...ble.
Greece of actually says 'This...is...Sparta...' in one episode.
Axis Powers Hetalia : Ranma is a boy. Ranma ˝ He does not like being called otherwise.
Kuno: Pig-tailed girl, I love you! Ranma: I! AM! A! MAAAN!
: "THIS IS — Berserk A DECLARATION OF WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRR!!"
Can there be an example of Punctuated For Emphasis in one word instead of three? Well, if you're IIIIIIIIIIIZAAAAAAAAYAAAAAAAA-KUUUUUUUUUUUN from , then yes. Yes, there can.
Durarara!! : Captain Hayate is prone to saying his Super Atragon Catch Phrase this way, "UNDERSEA-BATTLESHIP RA, ENGAGE!!!"
In , Mahiro is disgusted by the "chicken" that Nyarko serves him. She offers to make him a BLT sandwich the next day and then starts striking Haiyore! Nyarko-san Sentai-like poses that form the letters and shouting B! L! T!. Which unfortunately stands for Byakhee-Lloigor-Tsathougga.
In the dub of , Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Yusei does this with his Catch Phrase whenever he performs an Accel Synchro Summon: "It's time to REV! IT! UUUUUUUP!!!"