* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': BigBad Dr. Hell occasionally refers to himself in third person when he is ranting, angry or uttering {{Badass Boast}}s. Creator/GoNagai's ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' manga offers a good example:
-->'''Dr. Hell''': "Destroy me? How arrogant. A tiny island country intends to destroy Dr. Hell, the future ruler of the world? Alright! I swear I shall crush Japan in merely ten days! And the whole world shall witness the true power of Dr. Hell!"
* Palla Palla in ''Anime/SailorMoon'', the anime.
** "Rei-chan" occasionally too.
* Radical Edward from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' does this often, although she does occasionally use first-person pronouns.
* ''Manga/MaiHime''
** Shiho in the manga. At times, she'll even only use other characters' names instead of personal pronouns.
** Fumi also occasionally uses ThirdPersonPerson around her mistress, Mashiro, presumably in the humility sense. ("Fumi will always be Mashiro-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics sama's]] servant!")
* Echo of PandoraHearts often says such things as: Echo is Echo, altought she will also refer to herself as I.
* Nodame, in ''Manga/NodameCantabile''. It indicates her eccentric, often childish personality.
* Spoofed by Poemi in ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi''. She not only speaks in third person, but refers to herself as "Kobayashi"... which is the name of her voice actress.
* Riser Phenex does this for some reason in the dubs of HighSchoolDXD, though not in the original Japanese.
* ''Anime/InuYasha''
** Sesshômaru is fond of referring to himself as "this Sesshômaru", a common idiom for arrogance which is often translated into "I, [name]" in English. It was actually explained in a subbing note: Japanese traditionally had a certain "noble" way of speaking, so they'd tend to refer to themselves in third person, or similar.
** Rin, meanwhile, does the "cute and childlike" variant.
** [[BigBad Naraku]] occasionally does the arrogant version.
* ''Anime/{{Naruto}}''
** Other anime characters who call themselves "this [person]" are Zabuza and Madara. Of course, for Madara it could also be to [[UnreliableExpositor cast doubt upon his true identity, especially when he talks about his past.]] Particular with one line [[http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64289 one translator]] is equivalent to saying "I am the Uchiha Madara".
** Jiraiya also once refers to himself as "kono Jiraiya-sama" in his flashback episodes.
** A young Hinata does the cute/humble version once in a flashback in Episode 166 of ''Shippuden''.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied''
** Nana, young teenage girl with the mind of a six-year-old.
** Although it's not subtitled, Mariko speaks this way in the original Japanese version.
** The Manga also gives us Anna.
* Misa from ''Manga/DeathNote'' slips into Third-Person Personage when she's in her cutesy IdolSinger mode.
* ''Manga/ExcelSaga''
** Pedro does this all the time in the anime, and Excel and Hyatt do this in the anime from time to time, too. Excel when she's feeling [[GenkiGirl hyper]], Hyatt when she's [[IllGirl about to die]] [[RunningGag again]].
** Hiyoko, a minor character from the manga version, always talks this way, while Elgala, a major character, does when by addressing herself as "I, Elgala".
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''
** "The Chazz always rides alone!" (Only in the [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]. He uses [[JapanesePronouns ore-sama]] in the [[{{Woolseyism}} original]] version.)
** Miho Nosaka in Season 0 of the anime does this at times.
* Nanami/Tot from ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', who's a teenager but acts like a five-year-old girl. Well, a five-year-old girl who likes to kill people.
* Nanami in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' talks like this quite a bit, especially around Touga.
* Hana-chan in ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi Dokkan'', a two-year-old with a PlotRelevantAgeUp. Subverted slightly in that the first time Hana refers to herself as "Hana-chan" in class (and referring to ''yourself'' with a -chan [[{{Honorifics}} honorific]] is about as ''babyish'' as you can get) she gets cruelly mocked by the class AlphaBitch.
* Cheza in ''Manga/WolfsRain'' always refers to herself as "this one". She seems to be more prone to this in the show than the manga, however.
** The manga appears to be an AlternateContinuity SpinOff, so it's not required to be consistent.
* ''Anime/RurouniKenshin''. This is also Kenshin's usual way of addressing himself (since it conveys humbleness)... Except if he's in [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Hitokiri mode]].
* Pan of ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.
* Yuiko Hawatari of ''Manga/{{Loveless}}''. Although Ritsuka helps her get over this habit.
* Sasami from the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series, in the Japanese version.
* Bu-ling / Mew Pudding in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', and [[TheMedic Akaii Ringo]] from the Playstation game based on it.
* Kagura Hinata in ''Anime/H2OFootprintsInTheSand''. [[spoiler:She used normal pronouns as a child, and only started once she was forced to assume her sister's identity. Once she outs herself to the town as Hotaru, not Hinata, she still speaks in the third person, but with the right name.]]
* Pino of ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' is a cute little RobotGirl. Though it's grammatically correct to use your own name in Japanese, so she uses "I" in the English dub.
* Kyouka the CatGirl from ''Anime/KyouranKazokuNikki'' does this a lot.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Captain "Black Cage" Hina refers to herself in the third person. Not exclusively, however; it's in short expressions such as "Hina's disappointed" or "Hina's surprised".
* Damaramu from ''Manga/DragonHalf''. Probably to emphasize that he's not all there. "Damaramu's brain is very compact!" -- to explain how he survived stabbing himself in the head ''[[TooDumbToLive with his own sword]]''.
* Mayu, Aoi and Chika from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', though Aoi usually only uses it with Kaoru.
* Chi(i) from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' graduates from PokemonSpeak to ThirdPersonPerson as she learns to communicate.
* In a variation of this, in the English dub of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' Kamina would refer to himself in the third person on occasion when making some sort of declaration (which is based on the original's use of occasional "[[JapanesePronouns ore-sama]]"):
-->'''Kamina:''' Hey, hey, hey, hey, ''hey''! Listen up ya walking faces! Having left his homeland, he never yields, never retreats, and never regrets! He faces forward, and never looks back! He's ''manly''! He's tenacious! Kamina of Team Gurren is here to take you on! Let's go!\\\
'''Kamina:''' [[CatchPhrase Just who the hell do you think I am?]] I'm Kamina! And Kamina [[{{Determinator}} would rather die than do something he doesn't want to do]]!
* Uzura from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' combines this with a VerbalTic to make Uzura seem young and cute-zura! (Which means she says things like "Uzura is Uzura-zura.")
* Dio Brando in the English dub of the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' OVA would constantly refer to himself in the first person, then the third person, just to cover his bases ("This is the first time that I, Dio, have felt fear").
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''
** Though she does use first-person pronouns, the childlike Reinforce Zwei has a tendency to slip into third-person.
-->'''Reinforce Zwei:''' Uweh? Rein was an adult from the beginning!
** Arf does this in the second sound stage of the original series, in which Fate creates her, but she switches to using first-person pronouns by the start of the series.
** Vivio does this from time to time, possibly to indicate that despite [[spoiler:being a clone of the Sankt Kaiser]], she's still a child at heart.
* Dita from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''.
* Samejima Mamimi from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
* C-ko Kotobuki from ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' does this often in the Japanese version.
* Yuzuyu in ''Manga/AishiteruzeBaby'' does this, as she's five years old.
* A number of the sisters in ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' do this, including the younger ones (Hinako, Aria), but also Karen, one of the older sisters.
* Ami Kawashima from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. In her case, she is all the above. She uses it to when she believes she is too cute and sexy, but never in front of [[BewareTheNiceOnes people who don't know about]] her [[BitchInSheepsClothing split personality]]. She definitely has psychological issues.
* Minami Asakura from ''Manga/{{Touch}}'' does this pretty often. However, she makes it flow with her speech and doesn't try to be cutesy, making it hard to notice if you don't pay attention or don't know Japanese.
* In the ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' manga, Yuki's fellow student council member Kimi does this, apparently to make herself more {{Moe}}.
* Nagisa in the ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic '' manga and light novels. Thankfully, this "cute" habit didn't make it into the anime. (The official manga translation ignores it, too.)
* The 20,001 [=MISAKAs=] in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' not only talk in the third person, but [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry narrate what their emotions are]]. In a deadpan voice, "'I did not detect any irregularities in your brain,' suggests MISAKA with a bit of anxiety." Last Order, who ups the {{moe}}, announces herself as the subject of her narration twice, that is, "... says MISAKA, as MISAKA...," etc. No-one ever seems to react or care. When talking amongst each other, they refer to both the MISAKA number spoken to/about and the MISAKA number speaking. ''Aloud''.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** Shampoo does this in the English dub (in Japanese, she uses "watashi" instead). In her case, of course, it was to point out that she was a [[VerbalTic foreigner]].
** And Azusa Shiratori too, as typical for a {{Kawaiiko}}.
* Niche from ''Manga/LetterBee'' often refers to herself as such.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** Stellar Loussier of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' would do this, in a way that sweet and innocent. There's just ONE scene in which she uses first person: [[spoiler: her DyingDeclarationOfLove ''and'' FamousLastWords to Shinn Asuka. [[TearJerker/MobileSuitGundamSeed "Shinn, I love you"]].]]
** Nena Trinity of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' would also do this on occasion.
** As would Mileina Vashti, probably to emphasize her [[ImprobableAge youth]] compared to the rest of the cast.
* A few characters from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' tend to do this, including Haru (girliness), Lambo (arrogance), and I-pin (foreigner).
* Amae Koromo of ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', who fits both the cute anime and villainous Western types. Depending on her mood, watching this InsufferableGenius of a little girl speak in the third person can be adorable, intimidating, or both.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': Mokona is wondering where [[AmbiguousGender Mokona]] is on this list, as [[ShapedLikeItself Mokona is Mokona.]] (Yes, this is because pronouns have gender in Japan, and it's a RunningGag that Mokona's gender is unknown.)
** Turns out, thanks to them outright stating it in Horitsuba when the uniforms for the school festivals Maid Cafe come up, that White Mokona (Soel) is female and that Black Mokona (Larg) is male. That Mokona is Mokona doesn't change, and Soel will always be everyone's favorite Shiro Manjuu.
* Mafuyu in ''Anime/SeitokaiNoIchizon''.
* Freyr from ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok''.
* Kero from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' uses this at times, calling himself "the great Cerberus".
* Murasaki from ''LightNovel/{{Kurenai}}'' refers to herself in this way. In this case, it serves as making her be both cute ''and'' humble.
* Juvia in ''Manga/FairyTail'', though this gets lost in the English dub of the anime.
** Mard Geer of Tartaros does the arrogant version.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. Lain does this near the end of the series. However, the twist is that [[spoiler:she should be using second person to talk about herself]].
* Maria in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. This, along with her similar [[DoesNotLikeShoes aversion to shoes]] and general strangeness is why many people compare her to Ed from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* Natsuki in ''Manga/InitialD''.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''
** Apachai (more pronounced in the English dub).
** Also the ElegantGothicLolita Rimi in the same manga.
* Hagall from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' has referred to herself in the third person a few times.
* Aoko Nakamori from ''Manga/MagicKaito'', who is 17 years old and talks like a little girl. It's hinted, though, that this comes from [[HeroicSelfDeprecation her rather low self-esteem]]: Aoko views herself as childish, so she acts accordingly.
* ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'': Yotsuba does this a lot (in Yen Press' translation, but not ADV Manga's translation).
* Yuma from ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica''. She's the TokenMiniMoe.
** [[AllThereInTheManual A drama CD]] for ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' reveals that [[spoiler: Kyoko's little sister, Momo Sakura, was one too. Fittingly, she's the local TokenMiniMoe]].
* Haruka and Yuuto from ''Anime/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'' tend to do this to each other.
* Sara from ''Manga/AiNoShintairiku'' refers to herself by her name.
* Manami from ''Manga/{{Life}}'' refers to herself as "Mana". She uses it to seem cute, but it's also used in the more Western idea (it foreshadows her manipulative and egotistical ways).
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch gives his orders in the form "Lelouch vi Britannia orders you" (the last episode is probably the only one featuring this ''without'' using the Geass).
** [[LargeHam Jeremiah Gottwald]] has his moments.
* Nessa does this in ''Anime/{{Fractale}}'', makes sense since she is a doppel and [[spoiler:the original Nessa is a bunny plushtoy]].
-->'''Nessa:''' Nessa loves love.
* The [[PosthumousCharacter ghost girl Menma]] from ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay''.
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'':
** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle I, Dukemon, spoke in a construct based around this,]] but only in the original Japanese. It carries over from his base form; Guilmon did use some pronouns like ''boku'' from time to time, but most of the time he spoke in a standard third person way. This also applied when he evolves to Growmon. Of course, it's a bit different with his Ultimate form: Guilmon is a rather childlike character, and Dukemon is a royal knight, so it's going from "Me Guilmon not know pronouns!" to "I, Dukemon, shall smite thee!" This also reinforces that Dukemon has shades of its own personality, supported by having a very different-sounding[[note]][[Creator/MasakoNozawa except not actually any different]][[/note]] voice to Guilmon. It should be noted that while most subtitles render his pronouns as "I, Dukemon", it carries a slightly different connotation to his actual pronoun in Japanese speech, "''kono Dukemon''"[[note]]this Dukemon[[/note]], showing his specific reference in the third person is more of a humble servant, befitting his standing as a knight, especially in later media where Dukemon actually served a master, rather than the grandiose and self-important sounding "I, Dukemon".
** Culumon follows a similar pattern with some 'culus' thrown in.
* Momose from ''Manga/BloodyCross'' talks like this.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', Katyusha likes to refer to herself in the third person, often "Katyusha-sama" when she's feeling particularly egotistical.
* Fat Buu does this in ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', but only in the Creator/{{FUNimation}} dub.
* ''Anime/{{K}}'''s Neko has her moments.
--> '''Neko''': ''Neko wa Shiro no neko de...Shiro wa Neko no Shiro da yo~~ (Neko is Shiro's cat and...Shiro is Neko's Shiro!''
* Kind of a plot point in an episode of Anime/HellGirl. [[spoiler: Haime and Tsugumi meet a LonelyRichKid who talks like this and says that "Mina's Daddy left her". It turns out she ''is'' the mysterious Mina, and she's a CreepyDoll...]]
* The [[ForeignExchangeStudent German girl Tina]] from ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan'' uses a rather childish language, including using her own name instead of pronouns, and she's described as unused to speaking Japanese.
* JustifiedTrope in ''Anime/NobunagaConcerto'': Nobunaga seems to talk that way, but since [[spoiler:Nobunaga is actually Saburo, a time-traveling IdenticalStranger]] it makes sense from [[spoiler:Saburo's]] point of view while everyone else is completely confused.
* Zeno from ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' talks like this. [[spoiler: It's later revealed to have tragic origins: his wife suggested it to remind himself of his own name, since, living forever and mostly alone with no one to talk to him, he is in danger of forgetting it.]]
* Ayumi tends to do this in ''Anime/{{Charlotte}}''.
* Another Ayumi does this too: the one from ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. In her case, it's justified because Ayumi Yoshida is just six/seven years old.
* Jessiebelle from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' speaks this way in the Japanese version.