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Say My Name: Anime & Manga
ANIME AND MANGAAA!

  • AKIRA: Almost all of the dialogue between Tetsuo Shima and Shotaro Kaneda will be prefaced with the protagonist and antagonist screaming each other's names. "Tetsuo!" "Kaneda!" These are listed as "memorable quotes" on IMDB. So memorable, in fact, that quoting it on any forum or Image Board will inevitably lead to a whole thread of people quoting other examples of this trope; if it isn't used first, it will pop up eventually.
  • Ashita no Joe, where everyone and their mom scream Joe's name at one point or another.
  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: JYUUUDAAIIMEEE!!!! There are actually entire compilations of all of Gokudera's "Jyuudaime"'s. It's very long. (Did we mention that that compilation was only for roughly about slightly past half of the anime?)
  • Slayers:
    • LINAAA!!! said Love Interest Gourry at least once in the novels, manga, anime, games...
    • Lina is prone to screaming out everyone else's names when they're in danger, namely in the second season of the anime.
  • Very common in shoujo:
    • Many fans got their first taste of the anime-style of this with Fushigi Yuugi: "Miaka!" "Tamahome!" until it became a meme associated with that show.
    • Suboshi quite a bit in the fist OVA series: "Yui-sama! Yui-sama!!"
    • The 1970s series Candy Candy delights the audience with a scene where Candy and her best friend Annie are reconciled. A few minutes of "Candyyy!" "Anniiie, oh Annie!" "Candyyy!" "Annie!" "Oh Candy!" ping ponged with such strong feeling that (at least in the Finnish dub) you can close your eyes and see something else than little girls running towards each other on a meadow of fragrant blossoms and sparkling dewdrops.
  • Get Backers:
    • Ginji greets all of his friends (even Punch Clock Villain Maguruma!) by going Super-Deformed, calling their name and waving a fan with the kanji for "happiness" on it.
    • Kazuki's "JUUUBEEEI!" in the first Infinity Fortress Arc when Juubei looks on the verge of death after his battle with Kazuki. The manga artist took the liberty of devoting almost a full-length page to the speech bubble.
    • Emishi's "SHIDO-HAN!" speech bubble when it looks like Shido's been killed by Liu Mengyan's flunkies is almost that big.
    • In the manga, Ginji greets Shido and Makubex respectively after his first time seeing them in ages: "Shido! Shido! Shido!" "Makubex! Makubex! Makubex!"... both multiplied by a few more times.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura anime has an elevator scene with Syaoran and Sakura. Syaoran yells "SAKURAAA" as she plunges into the depths of wherever. Since this is the first time that Syaoran's ever done this instead of using his usual dismissive Hey, You!, it's a sign of Relationship Upgrade.
  • Nagi of Hayate the Combat Butler calls out Hayate's name whenever she's in trouble, as does Nishisawa once or twice. He will always appear immediately out of nowhere to save the day once so summoned; on at least one occasion he even apparently waited out of sight until Nagi called out his name before saving her from a rampaging robot.
  • InuYasha: "INUYASHA! KAGOME!" This show takes name-yelling to new heights. Mercilessly parodied in a commercial for the show, with moments taken from all across the series' run. Which can be seen here.
    • In Kikyou's debut sequence, her name was six or seven of Inuyasha's lines in a row.
    • Inuyasha says Kagome's name 568 times in the whole series, while Kagome says Inyuasha's 971 times—the majority of both being screams. Out of 167 episodes.
  • "RANMA!!! AKANE!!!" moments are very common in Ranma , Rumiko Takahashi's early work. Played for laughs when the normally belligerent Ranma and Akane turn into Sickeningly Sweethearts because of love mushrooms. Instead of using their actual names, they call out to each other using terms of affection.
    Ranma: BABY!
  • Bleach
    • Ichigo to Zangetsu, the spirit of his zanpakuto.
      Zangetsu: Retreat and you will age. Hesitate and you will die. SCREAM!! SAY MY NAME!!!
      Ichigo: ZANGETSU!
    • "AIZEN-TAAAIIICHOOOU!?". Poor poor Momo, screaming this after she saw Aizen's body pinned to a wall.
    • By the end of the Soul Society arc most of Rukia's lines consist of "Ichigo!!" "Renji!!" "Nii-sama!!"
    • "HINAMORI!" seemed to be Toushirou's Catch Phrase at a certain point in the manga.
    • Orihime notoriously repeats "Kurosaki-kun!" during the end of the Lust mini-arc when Ichigo's on the verge of death, Uryuu's going to be next, and her power cannot protect or heal any of them. The manga makes clear through the use of hiragana instead of the normal kanji that it's a Madness Mantra being chanted inside her head.
    • Taken to the extreme in the teaser trailer for the third movie revolving around Ichigo and Rukia. All Ichigo screams is "RUKIA!" In the most anguished and dramatic way possible. The movie is actually tagged as "Fade to Black; Call out Your Name".
    • When Yamamoto sees Ukitake and Kyoraku fall after consecutive attacks by Wonderweiss and Starrk he cries out their names. And when Choujirou is killed in front of him, he also calls out.
    • Anime episode 333. Kon has a strong sense of affection and protectiveness toward Nozomi. When he sees her appear between Head Captain Yamamoto and Kageroza Inaba to try to stop Inaba's devastating attack upon the Head Captain, he yells out her name in fear for her safety.
    • During the "Zanpakutou: The Alternate Tale" filler arc, Rukia repeatedly yelled "NII-SAMA" toward her adopted big brother Byakuya Kuchiki in concern for his safety.
  • Chobits: When Hideki is running to save Chii from being violated he yells "CHIIIII!" very loudly.
  • Digimon Adventure:
    • Taichi and Yamato knock each other off a cliff in one episode. Taichi manages to grab on to the cliff with one hand while Yamato grabs onto him with one hand. Say My Name ensues.
    • Digimon Adventure does this kind of thing a lot, several of the first evolutions to Champion level (at least) were proceeded by a round or two of Say My Name between the kids and their partner digimon.
  • Heroic Age: In any scene in which she appears, Princess Dhianeila will say "Age," (pronounced "Ay-ee-gee") the name of the Wild Child protagonist. Problem is, given the insane level of telepathy she has, it's entirely possible that she is contacting him directly, though no evidence of this is ever shown in the series.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Shinji does name-saying in his dreams. Shinji has a LOT of these moments, and it spells out a lot of how he relates to various people. Asuka is the only one he's on a first-name basis with (even calling for help).
    • Adults get (first name-san), Rei is always just Ayanami, Kaworu is "Kaworu-kun".
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann:
    • When the Anti-Spiral bites the dust, the whole Dai-Gurren Brigade does SIIMOOON! But it turns out the Lagann survived.
    • Viral does the same just prior to ripping the Lagann out of Gurren and throwing it at the Anti-Spiral.
    • Kamina's "OYAJIII!" when his Disappeared Dad's skeleton is found.
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • Future Trunks has a memorable "FURIIIZAAAA!" right before he completely wastes Frieza.
    • Goku's enemies are fond of screaming his name during their fight scenes.
    • Vegeta was the first major offender.
    • Broly's dialogue almost entirely consists of KAKAROOOOOOOT!!! Justified in that he's completely insane, so he's not really capable of coherent speech to begin with.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • Parodied when Hohenheim and Alphonse reunite. "Father!" — "My vintage suit of armour!"
    • Alphonse's frequent cries of "Nii-san! Nii-san!" (or "Brother!" in the English dub).
    • Ed gets his fair share of screaming 'ALPHONSE!' or 'AL!'
  • In Toushou Daimos, this is featured in form of "KAZUYAAA!" "ERIKAAA!" Fans see this as a precursor of the one regarding about "Miaka!" and "Tamahome!"
  • Eureka Seven
    • Many times between Renton and Eureka, usually when one is falling through the sky and the other is trying to catch them in a mecha.
  • Naruto:
    • SASUKE! Gaara calls him "Uchiha Sasuke" so many times while the two of them are fighting (both whispered and shouted) that you could make a drinking game out of it, as at least one episode reviewer observed.
    • Screaming after the fight after the Chunin exams: "NARUTOOO!" "SASUKEEE!"
    • 'Sasuke-kun' was young Sakura's catch-phrase? Half her dialogue? She said it so constantly for so long that any of her voice actresses must have either been writhing or taking it as a personal challenge to find out how much variety they could get out of this one line over and over and over again.
    • The Guardian Ninjas filler arc has Asuma and his enemy and former friend Kazuma yelling each other's names a lot, and Naruto often yells Sora's name.
    • People yell Asuma's name quite often around the time that he dies.
    • There's Hinata's "Naruto-kun...", although it's rarely shouted.
    • Lampshaded in an omake in Shippuden. Kakashi teases Hinata about her stammering "Naruto-kuns", being a big hit with the male viewers. That inspires Sakura to launch into a long litany of "Naruto-kuns" herself, as Kakashi and Hinata call out different moods for her to act out with each one.
  • Judai from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX had always been incredibly fond of saying peoples' names, but when it came to Johan, he really pulled out all the stops. Poor Asuka's lines in all of seasons 3 and 4 were reduced to her just saying "Judai..." in moments when it looked like he was in a tough corner, and "Judai!" when it looked like he was in serious trouble.
  • Shakugan no Shana:
    • "SHANA!!!" "YUJI!!" Actually of plot importance, because Shana got her name from Yuji, and Yuji is usually not referred to with his name by the Flame Haze, because they consider him an object rather than a person.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex:
    • Played with when Batou yells 'MOTOKOOO!', only to later find out she's perfectly fine, and the other Section 9 members tease him about it.
    • In The Movie during the climax when [the Puppet Master's body is blown to hell and Motoko appears to have died after merging with him. She gets better after finding a new body.
    • Used in the Stand Alone Complex PS2 game, where the antagonist had a cybernetic body that had the exact same specs as the Major's own. Batou singled out the impostor by yelling "MOTOKOOO!!!" and shooting the one that reacted.
    The Major: "So, how did you know that that wasn't me?"
    Batou: "I just knew... Besides, you'd never react just 'cause I called out your name."
  • Used often in Princess Tutu, particularly in two climactic scenes in the second season. Some fans were jarred when the dub's decision to translate the main character's name to keep Theme Naming meant that Fakir screams DUUUCK! in one such scene.
  • D.N.Angel:
    • The scene where Daisuke calls Riku by her name when he tells her he's in love with her, not her sister Risa. Up to that point he'd always called both of them "Harada-san", prompting her to angrily complain she can't tell which one of them he's referring to. He still uses "-san" to a girl he's going out with, and she still calls him "Niwa-kun".
  • Vandread: At the absolute end where, for the first time in the series, Hibiki calls to Dita by her name.
  • Rurouni Kenshin:
    • It becomes sad in the Shimabara filler arc, when as Magdaria lays dying in Sanosuke's arms, Sano realizes that she never told him her real name and mentions it in tears. Sayo smiles weakly and says "Sayo... my real name, it's Sayo..." and dies less than a minute afterwards. Sanosuke spends the following seconds holding his deceased friend (maybe) in his arms, whispering "Sayo... I'm so sorry, Sayo..."
  • Mahou Sensou: Takeshi Nanase does this with alarming regularity. By the final episode, easily 'half his dialogue consists of this, mostly his brother's name: "Gekkou!".
  • Code Geass:
    • Episode 10 of R2 has The Chessmaster Lelouch one-upped on the battlefield by Xingke. Cue XIIINGKEEE!
    • By breaking the laws of writing through the sheer Power of Awesome, Jeremiah Gottwald says his own name:
      Jeremiah Gottwald: You can't hit me! JEREMIAHGOTTWAAALD!
  • In One Piece, whenever a character gets injured in a battle that other crew members are watching or participating in, someone close to them typically yells their name. Examples include:
    • Sanji yelling his female crewmates' names
    • Nami yelling Robin's name
    • Robin yelling Chopper's name.
    • When Usopp is disguised as Sogeking in desperate situations, his crewmates yell out his real name, rather than his assumed one, even though they're playing along with his masquerade (with the exceptions of Luffy and Chopper, who can't see through his Paper-Thin Disguise).
  • Pokmon:
    • Ash seems to yell "Pikachu!" or "TEAM ROCKET!" at least once an episode. Picachu is his faithful pokemon. Team rocket are his adversaries.
    • This trope's dramatic effect is lost, but it is still used in the Orre games. In XD, it causes the called Pokemon to focus and heighten its accuracy. In both games, it also snapped a Pokemon out of any induced slumber. Most importantly, however, it's one of only three ways to snap a Shadow Pokemon out of Hyper and Reverse Modes, a state not even the Pokemon Center can cure.
  • In Zone of the Enders Dolores, I Dolores only used her Vector Trap "vanishing tricks" after James Links pleading using her name which he had never mentioned before to her, he just call her "ojou-chan".
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers: When his Guardian Bakugan Wyvern is destroyed, the only thing Joe can do is helplessly scream her name over and over again.
  • A cute version of this in Eyeshield 21: after dutifully keeping Sena's secret and cheering only for "Eyeshield 21," Suzuna joyfully cries "SE~NAAA~!!" when he finally reveals himself.
  • Rose of Versailles
    • The ending theme ends with Andre's heartfelt cry of "Oscar... OSCAAAR!!!!"
  • In Monster:
    • We have Wolfe who demands that Tenma says his name before he dies. Having one's name stripped away is an ongoing theme.
    • Tenma and Nina are crying and breathing each other's names every time they see each other. Pent up sexual tension much?
  • Chrono Crusade
    • Joshua Christopher combines saying a name with a Madness Mantra in the manga: "Sis. Sis. Sis."
    • There's Aion shouting "PANDAEMONIUM!" several times in rage in the manga.
    • Chrono calling for "ROSETTE!" when she's in danger.
  • Berserk:
    • Guts' scream of "GRIFFITH!" upon seeing Femto for the first time since the Eclipse in the manga during the Guardians of Desire arc.
    • As well as seeing him reincarnated as the human Griffith again on the Hill of Swords several arcs later.
    • And speaking of the Eclipse, Guts screams Griffith's name in utter berserker fury as he's charging full-tilt toward Femto after having just freed himself from the jaws of Borkoff, every ounce of him ready to make the bastard pay for what he's doing to Casca.
  • In some Victorian Romance Emma episodes, all Emma does is to whisper the name of the person that is talking to her. The manga has a completely different ending, and she can still speak in full sentences there.
  • Through the course of Arashi No Yoru Ni, Mei and Gabu speak/yell the other's name in times of peril and/or uncertainty.
  • Kyo Kara Maoh
    • Lead Shibuya 'All-Loving Hero' Yuuri is king and at the center of everyone's attention, all the time. He gets his name called so constantly that heika!, meaning 'your majesty', is the most common word in the script. He gets it from Gunter constantly, from Conrad regularly, and from Gwendal in extreme circumstances, as well as from random subjects and people he's just met. Conrad also calls him Yuuri in intense situations on and off, depending on how he's feeling, and Wolfram's impassioned exclamations of his fiance's name are to be counted on anytime anything dangerous happens, like he thinks it'll somehow protect the wimp. Shori is also good for a 'Yuuri' or 'Yu-chan' pretty reliably, and Murata comes out with a good number of dramatic 'Shibuya's.
    • Yuuri himself does plenty of name-calling. Especially Conrad and especially during the Arm Arc.
    • There are other instances of names being scrupulously avoided: Murata whenever he goes to talk to Shinou in the temple is a good example, as well as the way Murata and Shori choose to address each other: 'Friend of my little brother' and 'older brother of my friend,' and Wolfram's determined address of his brother Conrad as 'Weller-kyo'.
    • This last shattered in the scene at the burnt church where Yuuri and Conrad are both missing, presumed dead, and then they find Conrad's severed arm... COOONRAAAD!
  • This is taken to ridiculous levels in an issue of Gunm, where a character desperately needs to call out to another but due to complicated circumstances can't say her name. So what does she say? A "Where are you?" or "Can you hear me?" would have done nicely. But instead she says nothing as a substitute for Say My Name.
  • In Hana-Kimi, a remembered sex scene features Nanba and Kanako yelling each others names, which apparently turns them on.
  • Ouran High School Host Club:
    • This trope is parodied in episode 19 when the girls from Lobelia academy force Haruhi to be in their play, where she is cast as the helpless maiden opposite Benio as the male protagonist. Her only line is "Frederick-sama" which she says over and over in the same monotone voice.
  • 07-Ghost: Teito is very fond of saying/yelling/whispering his best friend's name. "MIKAGEEEEE!!!"
  • YuYu Hakusho features the male leads shouting the names of whoever is in danger at the moment. "KUWABARA!" "URAMESHI!"
  • RahXephon has Kuki in episode 23 yelling "KUUNUUGIII!!!" in panic when the latter is about to go down in a Taking You with Me scenario.
  • In CLANNAD:
    • Nagisa's name gets shouted out that way several times throughout the series. The reasons for that are different every time: one time, her father is giving her a pep talk, another time, her husband is crying out to her because she's dying and the third (and most memorable time), she's back.
  • Black Butler "Sebastian! Sebastian! Sebastian!" Mostly said by Ciel, but Mey-Rin also calls Sebastian's name sometimes.
  • Kuroko No Basuke:
    • Aomine and Kise exchange this trope constantly during the match between their teams. Quickly reaches Narm levels, especially with Kise, who is executing this trope while calling Aomine "Aominecchi".
  • Bakusou Kyoudai! Let's & Go!! features characters shouting their racing cars' name. In the anime, they do this almost every freaking minute, and this doesn't include any time their cars are attacked or damaged.
    'Go: "FLY! MAGNUUUM!"
  • Getter Robo:
    • Every time Musashi dies, we're greeted with this:
      Ryouma: "MUSASHIII!"
    • Getter Robo Armageddon has two awesome moments coming from Go:
    Go: [after being released] CHAAANGE! SHIIIN DRAAAGOOON!
    Go: [after realizing who the pilot of Black Getter is] RYYYOOOUUUMAAA!
  • Weaponized at the climax of Persona 4: As Yu is being absorbed into Ameno-Sagiri, the entire Investigation Team calls out to him, simultaneously evolving their Personas into their ultimate form. SEMPAAAIII!/YU-SEMPAAAI!/YUUU!/NARUKAMIII!
  • Wei Kreuz gives us Aya running down halls waving a sword over his head, screaming "TAAAKAAATOOORIII!"
  • Kasei Yakyoku: "TAKAAA!", from Sara when the Great Kanto Earthquake is unleashed
  • Oniisama e...: One of Nanako's trademarks is her screaming "Saint-Juste-sama... Saint-Juste-sama... SAINT-JUSTE-SAMAAA!"
  • Gankutsuou: Franz is guaranteed to scream "ALBEEERRRT!" whenever his best friend is in trouble. Albert himself has a habit of yelling "Count!" ("Hakushaku!"). This is a fairly good indicator of the show's relationship dynamics.
  • Tiger & Bunny: Episode 13 has the blunt and comparatively quiet "Let's go, Kotetsu." Episode 24 is the proper Big Word Shout variety.
    Barnaby: Kotetsu...? KOTETSUUU!!!
  • Interestingly and heartbreakingply played with in the manga version of X/1999. When Artificial Human Nataku meets Karen Kasumi, he tells her his backstory — including how he was cloned from a dead Ill Girl named Kazuki. When Nataku dies via Taking the Bullet for Karen's sake, Karen doesn't scream "NATAKU", but she instead calls out for "KAZUKIIII"
  • Kotori in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. Her only role in the entire show is to support Yuma by saying his name nine bajillion times per episode. She serves very little purpose other than this.
  • Joseph Joestar lets out one of these in Part 2 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure when he realizes that his friend, Caesar Zeppeli, is dead.
    Joseph: CAAAEEESAAARR!!!"
  • Blood-C has a lot of characters saying Saya's name, particularly Tadayoshi. Then, in the movie, you got Saya screaming, "FUMITOOO!" who is the Big Bad.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • There's a joke where Germany will yell Italy's name in exasperation because of his obvious uselessness.
    • Estonia will scream Latvia's name in horror whenever this is used as a The Chew Toy by Russia, this is frequent enough as to be considered his Catch Phrase
    Estonia: LATVIAAA!!!
  • Kill la Kill has Ryuko and Satsuki, who often indulge in this while fighting, with the traditional screaming. Outside of that, they tend to play a sort of Marco Polo; whenever one says the other's full name, the other says the name of the first in as disdainful and venomous a tone they can muster. There have been two instances where Ryuko's life has been in danger and Mako has resorted to yelling her name over and over and over. Then, at the Grand Finale...
    Naked!Ryuko: SENKETSUUU!
  • Utilized hilariously in Angel Beats!, during a Dwindling Party sequence where the characters are being killed off one-by-one; each time a character is killed off, everybody screams the character's name... until it gets to Naoi:
    Naoi: No, no, I'll go next!
    (gets stabbed)
    Hinata: (Beat) Somebody say something...?
    Yui: ...I don't know his name.
  • In Magic Knight Rayearth, they have all of the main characters say the other characters names when the drama is upped.
  • The final episode of Fate/stay night has Shirou turn this into a Battle Cry. "KOTOMINE... KIREEEIII!" "LT!".
  • G Gundam has the utterly spectacular final duel between Domon and Master Asia. Just as Domon scores a killing blow, Master Asia reveals that he intended to lose the fight all along. Cue Really Dead Montage and Domon going "SHISHOOOOOO!!!"
  • This typically ends up being parodied in Gintama, but is played straight in the more serious arcs.
    • A particularly hilarious instance occurs where a criminal whom Katsura mistakenly believes to be Mickey Mouse's voice actor gets beaten up and thrown out onto the street, which leads to him yelling "MICKEY MOOOOOOOUSE!" when he discovers his fate...except since the name is copyrighted, it gets turned into an extremely drawn-out censor bleep instead.
  • Done during the dramatic duel between the Strike and Aegis Gundams in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. The pilots are lost in their grief and rage-fueled SEED Modes and the last things they say to each other before trying to murder each other are their names: "KIRAAAAAAA!" "ATHRUUUUUUN!" They tend to say each other's names quite often throughout the series. Spoofed in this video.
  • No one can say Mi...sa...kiiii~~ quite like K's Fushimi Saruhiko. He takes full advantage of the fact that Misaki hates being called by his given name and says it as often as possible. If they're in the same room, Saruhiko will make sure to put it in as many sentences as he can manage.
  • In Doki Doki Pretty Cure, Mana and Regina are the most often shouted names there. There are like four to five people who shout one of these names one after another in the the same scene.
  • In Hunter Hunter, after the Break the Cutie scene, Gon yells "PITOU", forces himself to transform into an adult and is going to kill Neferpitou.
    • In their death scene, Meruem and Komugi play gungi, and Meruem bets that if he wins, Komugi must call him by his name. It's not sure that he finally wins, but in their final moment Komugi calls him by his name.
  • Subaru
    • "KAZUMAAAA!!" is yelled by Subaru after she leaves his funeral.

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