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  • Chibi Maruko-chan: The main character Momoko Sakura's nickname is "Maruko". She is almost always called by this name or a variant of it in place of her actual first name (i.e. in a situation in Japanese culture where the use of the first name would be called for).
  • REDLINE has "Sweet JP," our main character, a racecar driver who looks kinda like Travis Touchdown with even crazier hair. "Sweet JP" is obviously not his real name, it's just been heaped on him because he's the only racer who doesn't mount weapons on his Cool Car.
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  • Koume Sawaguchi from Blue Seed was called "The Hurricane" during her time in the Japanese Self-Defense Force, where she worked before she was discharged due to insubordination and then transferred to the TAC without her knowledge.
  • Code Geass:
    • Jeremiah is called Orange-kun/Orange Boy. By R2, the "-kun" has been dropped. And the nickname that ruined him has become a mark of badass, because he is the Ensemble Dark Horse.
    • Lelouch is dubbed "Lulu" by Shirley and Milly. What's more, among the closer members of her family (and Love Interest Suzaku) Euphemia goes by "Euphy".
  • Hachiroto "Hachimaki" Hoshino in Planetes. Later, it was revealed that his mentor gave everybody (except Hakim) nicknames; Edel was "Hourglass" and Tanabe was "Little Lady" at first, then "Angel".
  • Gintama: Katsura is often called "Zura" mostly by Gintoki, which also doubles as an Embarrassing Nickname since it's the slang for "wig". This is something he really doesn't appreciate, to the point where he constantly corrects anyone calling him anything other than his real name.
  • Naruto:
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    • Naruto calls Jiraiya "Ero Sennin" (Pervy Sage)
    • Rock Lee and Might Guy are nicknamed "Bushy Brows" and "Super Bushy Brows-sensei" respectively.
  • Bleach:
    • Almost everyone receives a nickname off resident The Nicknamer, Yachiru. It's almost potluck as to whether someone ends up with an In-Series Nickname or an Affectionate Nickname or an Embarrassing Nickname and she'll often forget a previous nickname she's given and grant a new one.
    • Yamamoto is called "Old Man" or "Old Man Yama" by more than a few, including Kyouraku, Kenpachi and Ichigo.
  • Tohma is called "Tonma" by Masaru in the original Japanese Digimon Data Squad.
  • Every protagonist in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is nicknamed "JoJo". For instance:
    • Part 1: Jonathan Joestar
    • Part 2: Joseph Joestar
    • Part 3: Jotaro Kujo
    • Part 4 plays with this trope: the second kanji in Josuke Higashikata's given name can also be read as "Jo".
    • Part 5 also plays with this with Giorno Giovanna, which can be spelled as "GioGio". In Italian phonetics, the syllable "gio" is pronounced the same way as "jo", not like the English word "geo". As a result, his name spelt out with Japanese phonetics is rendered as "Joruno Jobāna".
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    • Part 6: Jolyne Cujoh.
    • Part 7: Johnny Joestar.
      • Other than "JoJo", Johnny has 2 other nicknames, which are "Joe Kid" and "Johnny". The latter is a nickname for his real name "Jonathan". He's an alternate universe counterpart of Part 1's Jonathan.
    • Part 8's protagonist borrows the name "Josuke Higashikata", which, as previously mentioned, can be shortened to "JoJo".
  • In Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Beauty calls Heppokomaru/Gasser "He-kun/Gas Can".
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Pegasus gives several characters the nickname of "____-boy" based on their name (Yugi-boy, Kaiba-boy, Otogi-boy).
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monsters' English dub, Tristan (Honda) nicknames his Thunder Kid (Kaminarikozou) "Little Dude."
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX:
    • Ryo Marufuji is most commonly called "Kaiser" by other characters.
    • As a gag to his Catchphrase "Manjoume-san da!", Jun Manjoume calls himself "Manjoume Thunder".
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL: Similar like Kaiser, you can count by hand the number of people who do not refer Ryoga Kamishiro by his nickname "Shark".
  • In Night Wizard, Hiiragi Renji is nicknamed "fallen man" because of all the time's he's had to repeat grades, (due to his duties as a Night Wizard).
  • Luna, aka Prez, in Mega Man Star Force.
  • Fruits Basket:
    • The unfortunate Yuki Sohma gets the nickname of "Yun Yun" (which he points out is longer than his actual name. This does nothing to dissuade the nickname-giver, Manabe, however). Another student council member is branded with the Chibi (or Chibisuke).
    • Ayame gave Kyo the nickname "Kyonkitchi" (or "Lucky Kyo", in the English dub).
  • One Piece:
    • The manga has many, most famously "Straw Hat Luffy" since most enemies casually call him "Straw Hat". This may be more Nom de Guerre, though, especially the ones in the form of The Magnificent.
    • Outside of titles, plenty of characters are given genuine nicknames, many by Luffy. This is most notable in Dressrosa, where we get "Doffy" (an Affectionate Nickname for Donquixote Doflamingo used by his Executives), "Cabbage" (Cavendish), "Traffy" (Trafalgar Law), and plenty more. Naturally, all of these have become Fan Nicknames.
    • Still on the subject of the Dressrosa arc, Luffy himself gets a nickname there: most of the citizens call him "Lucy", due to him initially using that nickname to fight in the Corrida Colosseum tournament incognito. Even after his real name becomes public, the citizens continue calling him Lucy, out of habit.
    • Sanji occasionally uses nicknames with a few of his crew-mates ("Moss-head" for Zoro, "Nami Swan" for Nami, etc). Likewise, Usopp is sometimes called "long nose" by many characters, even some of his own mates.
  • In Witchblade, Masane has the nickname Masamune (big chest) in the original and Melenie ("Melony"?) in the dub. You get three guesses why.
  • Azumanga Daioh:
    • Ayumu Kasuga gets tagged with the nickname "Osaka" after about five minutes. This proceeds to supplant her actual name, to the point at which she struggles to find it on the class listings, and then has it pointed out that they used her nickname, as well.
    • Also, Yukari-sensei's beat-up vehicle is dubbed the "Yukari-guruma", which means the "Yukari-car."
    • Speaking of Yukari-sensei, she calls her old friend Kurosawa-sensei "Nyamo" rather than her actual personal name Minamo. Tomo being essentially an adolescent Yukari does the same.
  • In Ghost Hunt, Mai immediately starts calling Tall, Dark, and Snarky paranormal investigator Kazuya Shibuya "Naru", because it reminds her of how narcissistic she thinks he is.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
    • Nodoka is known as "Honya"note  by most of the class. Chamo also has his own nicknames for most of the girls, but listing them all would take too long.
    • Albireo Imma/Ku:nel Sanders loves referring to Evangeline as "Kitty" (based off of her second middle name, "Katherine"), simply because it pisses her off.
    • And since Zazie's recently revealed Evil Twin sister won't reveal her name, Negi has taken to referring to her as "Poyo" after her Verbal Tic.
  • Tamahome from Fushigi Yuugi has been known as "Obake-chan" since childhood because of his markings. Don't call him that, though.
  • Saki:
    • Several characters start calling Saki "Rinshan-san" after she demonstrates her uncanny ability to win with Rinshan Kaihou.note 
    • Momo typically refers to Nodoka as "Boobs-san", and has a few other nicknames for certain characters in her internal monologues, such as calling Tomoki "Ryuumonbuchi's glasses girl". Momo herself is often known as "Stealth Momo".
    • Kuro is typically referred to as the "Dragon Lord of Achiga", since she attracts Dora tiles.
    • Hiroko Funakubo of Senriyama is typically called "FunaQ" by her older teammates.
    • Saki typically calls her long-time friend Kyoutaro "Kyou-chan."
  • In Last Exile, Dio calls Claus "Immelman" after his trademark piloting maneuver.
  • Lucky Star plays with this one. Tsukasa calls Konata and Miyuki "Kona-chan" and "Yuki-chan" respectively. (Fairly normal.) Also, Konata tries to come up with a nickname for Kagami. Tsukasa mentions that an alternate reading for Kagami's name kanji is "Kyou", so Konata calls Kagami "Kyou-chan". That embarrasses/pisses of Kagami, and when Konata asks what she can call Kagami, Kagami's suggestion is to call her Kagami-sama (roughly translates as "The Great Kagami"). Naturally, this backfires when Konata actually does it. Kagami is so embarrassed that she asks Konata to stop, please, for the love of God.
  • In Dragon Ball, Goku comes up with the nickname "Eighter" ("Hatchan" in Japan), because apparently "Android Number Eight" (Or "Jinzouningen Hachi-gou" in Japanese) is too hard for him to say.
  • Your Lie in April:
    • Kaori "Kao-chan" Miyazono.
    • Kousei's nickname, "Human Metronome", also can be counted, but its more like an infamous Red Baron nickname for him.
  • In K-On!, Yui refers to her friends as, Azusa; Azunyan (Moe cat ears), Ritsu; Ricchan, and Tsumugi; Mugi. She probably would have given Mio a nickname if her name wasn't already short enough. For Azusa (and the others, in the anime), this becomes a clue when Ui tries to covertly fill in for a sick Yui, as she doesn't use these.
  • Fay in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- uses a lot of nicknames for Kurogane (Kuro-sama, Kuro-rin, Kuro-tan, Kuro-wanwan, Kuro-daddy and many more), much to the latter's annoyance.
  • Macross Frontier has a few.
    • The most notable one is Alto-hime, or just "Hime" (Japanese for "Princess"). He doesn't like it.
    • Sheryl Nome's is "The Galactic Fairy"
    • Ranka Lee's is "Super Dimension Cinderella"
  • Durarara!! fans are fond of making use of Izaya's infantilizing nicknames for his "friends"—therefore, Shizuo and Kadota find themselves called Shizu-chan (or its loose translation Shizzy) and Dotachin quite a bit outside of the series proper.
  • In Chrome Shelled Regios, Layfon is nicknamed "Layton" by a trio of girls he meets, because it's apparently easier to pronounce. Felli gets jealous when she hears this and decides to call him "Fon-fon". When Layfon objects, she runs through several variations of nicknames ("Lay-kun, Lay-chan, Lay-cchi, Senko no Lay...") before he finally just accepts Fon-fon.
  • In Future GPX Cyber Formula, Ryouhei Sumi is called "Pei". Likewise, Miki has been called "Chief" by Ryouhei due to her being the chief mechanic for the first 3 series.
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Perhaps as a nod to the author's own liking for The Shinsengumi, Yahiko posits "Kenshin-gumi" for Kenshin's True Companions very early in the series.
  • Prussia in Hetalia: Axis Powers calls his brother Germany "West". Also, Poland calls his Heterosexual Life-Partner Lithuania "Liet" (which is a shortening of "Lietuva", the Lithuanian name for, well, Lithuania) and Switzerland calls his little sister Liechtenstein "Liechten".
  • Half the main cast of Paradise Kiss. Daisuke chooses the name "Isabella", partly to express her gender identity, and also because she apparently has a thing for European names. She imposes the name "Sebastian" on her servant Ueda, she probably inspired Jọuji to spell his name "George" (if not the other way around) and she calls Yukari "Carrie", but that's a nickname for her other nickname "Caroline", given by Miwako for no discernible reason.
  • Detective Conan:
    • Kogoro Mouri is widely known as "Sleeping Kogoro," due to the sleeping posture when he solves cases. This is, in fact, the effect of Conan's using Instant Sedation needles on him and using a voice changer to imitate Kogoro's voice.
    • The main antagonists are called the Black Organisation, even by official organisations like the FBI, due to the black clothing favored by high-ranking members. The actual name of the organisation is unknown.
  • GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class:
    • Sasamoto-sensei was known by her students as "Tono-sensei," due to an In-Universe application of Memetic Badass. When a couple of the GA-1 students are looking for her, the Art Club members (for whom Sasamoto is their advisor) can't remember her name, and resort to a brief anecdote which identifies her immediately.
    • Miyabi Oomichi, is known as "Professor" (except by Namiko, who calls her "Masa" via alternate reading of the kanji, and teachers, who use her surname); and played up to near-Only Known by Their Nickname levels.
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
    • The Liese twins, Lieselotte and Liesearia, are known as Lotte and Aria as well as Liese when both of them are addressed. This has caused a major confusion among the fandom and most fans believe their names are actually written is eastern order in Japanese and think they are called "Lotte Liese" and "Aria Liese" in western order.
    • Lotte calls Chrono "Chrosuke"/"Kurosuke".
    • Reinforce Zwei's nickname is just "Rein".
    • Teana is called "Tea" by the other three Forward members.
    • Lutecia is called "Lulu", "Lu", "Lu-ojousama" "Lu-chan" and "Lu-ko" by her friends.
    • Zafira is often called "Zaffy" by Vivio and Isis.
    • Vita is called "Anego" ("Big Sister" or "Boss") by Agito and Lutecia.
    • Olivie's nickname was "Vivi" which explains Vivio's name origin.
    • Shario Finienno and Mariel Atenza are mostly known by their nicknames "Shari" and "Mari".
    • There's actually an in-universe term for the nicknames granted to devices, "mascot names". Vivio, Einhard, Rio, and Fuka call their Devices Sacred Heart, Asteion, Solfège, and Huracan, "Cris", "Teo", "Sol" and "Hura" respectively. Detonation reveals that this term also extends to humanoid constructs like Terraforming Unit IR-S07 (or as the audience better knows them, Iris).
    • Among the major DSAA Inter-Middle Championship participants, Sieglinde Jeremiah, Victoria Dahlgrün and Micaiah Chevelle are known as "Sieg", "Victor" and "Mica-nee", respectively.
    • Sieglinde eventually starts calling Einhard "Har-nyan".
    • Thoma calls Subaru and Alto "Su-chan" and "Aa-chan", respectively.
    • The Hückebein members Veyron, Arnage, and DeVille are often called "Vey", "Aru" and "Ville", respectively.
  • Bakuman。:
    • Nanamine gets the nickname "Usomine" (typically translated as "Liarmine") from his contributors after they suspect, correctly, that he's lying to them about how badly his series is doing in the rankings.
    • Also Mashiro's middle school colleagues often call him "Saikou", which is an alternate reading of his name "Moritaka". When Takagi starts to use this nickname regularly, Mashiro starts calling Takagi "Shuujin", which is an alternate reading of Takagi's name "Akito". One of Takagi's friends also calls him "Shuuto" in a flashback.
    • Azuki, as a voice actress, is often known as "Azukyun" by her fans and later "Abazurekyun"- derived from the Japanese word for "bitch" ("Bitch-kyun" in the Viz translation) after her relationship with Mashiro comes to light.
  • In Tiger & Bunny, Kotetsu immediately takes to calling Barnaby "Bunny" after their first outing as a superhero duo. ["Because you hop about and have long ears (referring to the antennae on Barnaby's Powered Armour) like a cute little rabbit!"] At first he just does it to annoy Barnaby, but it becomes an Affectionate Nickname once he starts to acknowledge him as his partner. Only Kotetsu actually calls him Bunny, but the other characters do get in on the fun, such as when they buy him a stuffed bunny for his birthday, or when Saito imprints a little rabbit logo on his supersuit.
  • Merry Nightmare from Dream Eater Merry is also known as, well... Yumekui/Dream Eater Merry.
  • In A Certain Magical Index, Toma gives Mikoto Misaka the nickname Biri Biri, which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for an electrical discharge. In the dub, he calls her "Bug-zapper".
  • The World God Only Knows Keima, while very well-known among gamers as "The Capturing God/The God of Conquest," was also predictably nicknamed "otamegane" by his Real Life classmates. Crunchyroll's subs (and apparently the English dub) translated it to "dweeb" which, while lacking in creativity, is culturally accurate.
  • Ami and Mami have one for almost everyone on the main cast in the anime version of The iDOLM@STER.
  • In Black Butler, Grell gives Sebastian the flirtatious nickname of "Sebas-chan" in the Japanese version. In the dub, she goes with "Bassy". Doubles as a Punny Name since Sebas-chan is close to how Sebastian (Se-Basu-Chi-An) is pronounced in Japanese. Grell tends to have a rather punny way of talking in the Japanese version.
  • Harlem Beat: Mizuki calls Naruse “Narucho”, Sawamura calls Kiriko “Witch” and Kobayashi “Umbrella Guy” (based on the image of aloof umbrella maker during Jidaigeki), Takao nicknamed Kobayashi as “Musashi” for his samurai-esque attitude, Zukeran Tetsuya from Kyan was often called “Kemp” for his resemblance to Shawn Kemp, Those Three Guys from Threemen’s Hoop only known by their nicknames.
  • In the Cosmic Era, none of the mobile suits are officially designated as "Gundam." Instead, it's a nickname that Kira and a handful of his friends use to refer to mobile suits that run on the G.U.N.D.A.M. operating system. Even then, it's used rather sparingly.
  • Tallgeese in SD Gundam Force has a fan club among the Zako Soldiers, referring to him as Lord T.
  • A few characters in Bokurano have nicknames, such as Aiko "Anko" Tokiosumi, Chizuru "Chizu" Honda, Masaru "Kodama" Kodaka, Takami "Komo" Komoda, and Mako "Nakama" Nakarai. The manga indicates that the latter suggested this as a way to make friends. Also in the manga, there's Junji Karita, who is dubbed "Katari" by the pilots, when he appears on TV falsely claiming to be a Zearth pilot.
  • Girls und Panzer:
    • Saori often calls Miho "Miporin" and Yukari "Yukarin". Interestingly enough, she doesn't do the same for Hana, whom she's known before the series, and her Childhood Friend Mako.
    • The three girls of the Disciplinary Committee/Mallard team have nicknames- Midoriko "Sodoko" Sono, Moyoko "Gomoyo" Gotou and Nozomi "Pazomi" Konparu"
    • Sodoko, irritated by Mako calling her "Sodoko" despite her objections, once tries calling her "Remako", but it doesn't stick, and she goes back to calling her "Reizei-san" shortly afterward.
    • Miho is once referred to as "Mihosha" by Katyusha.
  • In Yuyushiki, there's the Sensei-chan Miss Yoriko "Mom" Matsumoto. It was Yuzuko who first called her that, and she didn't like it much, as she wasn't even 30.
  • Mr. Nishimura in Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts is alternatively known as "Ironman", and he's easily the most badass character in the series.
  • Murasakiiro no Qualia:
    • Hatou is always called Gaku by Yukari. Hatou's the one who actually suggested the nickname though.
    • Tenjou calls Hatou "Helmet Head", due to her haircut, as an Embarrassing Nickname. She doesn't like it.
  • In Yotsuba&!, Fuuka's friend Hiwatari is called "Shimauu" (adapted to "Miss Stake" in translation) due to saying "Yoroshiku onegai shimau" ("Nice to miss you") when introducing herself at school.
  • Long Wei from Infinity Game refers to Meibo as "chalk girl" (due to her habit of hurting people with it) and Lu Xiao as "Puji" because she wore a Puji brand of hat and he didn't know her name at the time.
  • In Sakura Trick Kotone calls Haruka "Harupoppo".
  • On Sailor Moon, Usagi/Serena is called "Odango Atama," "Meatball Head" or "Dumpling Head" in reference to her unusual hairstyle.
  • Momotaro Nobi from 7 Seeds is called "Nobita" by several people, much to his dislike and frequent corrections.
  • Hak in Yona of the Dawn is known as the Raijuu or Thunder Beast of the Kouka Kingdom due to his claim as one of the, if not the best, soldiers in the kingdom. He is also a bit of a nicknamer himself: He calls Kija "White Snake" and Jaeha "Droopy Eyes." He also refers to Yona as hime-san, which is usually just translated as "Princess" or "Your Highness," but the correct form would be hime-sama, making it almost a nickname of its own.
  • Attack on Titan has a few among The 104th Trainee Corps; none of them particularly flattering.
    • Eren Yeager was known as "that suicidal bastard" due to his hot-headed temperament and eagerness to fight Titans. becomes a plot point later on when Armin uses the nickname to test his suspicions that the Female Titan is someone among the 104th.
    • Sasha Blouse became known as "Potato Girl" because of an incident during the recruits' initiation.
    • Jean Kirstein is sometimes called "Horse-Face", even by people he's just met.
  • Lupin III and his gang often refer to Inspector Zenigata as "tottsan", which usually gets translated as "Pops". Likewise, in the English dub of the series, Lupin likes to affectionately refer to Fujiko as "Fujicakes".
  • School-Live!:
    • Sensei-chan Megumi Sakura is referred to as "Megu-nee" by the girls. She dislikes it and wishes they would call her "Sakura-sensei".
    • Yuuri is almost always referred to as "Rii". Her little sister (or what she considers her sister)) is called "Ruu".
    • Yuki refers to Miki as "Mii-kun". Miki doesn't enjoy it and frequently protests its use however as time goes on she seems to get used to it.
  • In Panzer World Galient, everybody refers to Jordy Volder as Jojo. Justified, since his guardian Asbeth is hiding his royal lineage until the time is right to rally up the White Valley's rebels.
  • Aruosumente:
    • Legna is nicknamed Angel by his peers; it also doubles as a Meaningful Name, and is based on the angel wings Oracles wear on the backs of their cloaks of office. Legna's not particularly happy about the nickname, but doesn't protest too much either.
    • Dante is nicknamed "Black Chariot" because of his deeds — killing 300 enemy soldiers in one battle — ten years ago.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist has a few.
    • Alphonse calls Edward "brother" more often than his actual name.
    • Roy Mustang refers to his hand-selected subordinates as chess pieces - the Queen, the Knight, the Bishop, the Rook, and the Pawn. He, of course, is the King. They're really code names, but they're also affectionate nicknames as these people are his Family of Choice.
    • Soldiers serving at the northern fortress of Briggs are almost universally known as the Briggs Bears.
  • In Brave10, characters tend to refer to each other very informally, using a mix of nicknames, job names, or Hey, You!. A few of the more prominent nicknamed characters are:
    • Sarutobi Sasuke, whom Saizo calls "monkey"
    • Anastasia of the Glacier, who is almost universally called Ana.
    • Isanami, who is referred to by the not very delicate Kamanosuke as "the bitch."
  • Noriko Kamomebata of Scum's Wish prefers to go by "Moka" (the cutest) as that's how she wants to be perceived as.
  • In Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, "Ponyo" is just a nickname Sousuke gives to the titular fish. Her real name is Brunhilde. Her dad is none too happy about the fact that she prefers to be called Ponyo.
  • Todomatsu Matsuno from Osomatsu-san is referred to as "Totty" by his coworkers in Sutabaa. When his brothers pay an unwanted visit to the cafe, they overhear him having a conversation with said coworkers and catch onto his nickname. The other sextuplets use this nickname for him from Episode 7 on (Jyushimatsu especially).
  • My Hero Academia:
    • Momo Yaoyorozu is called "Yaomomo" by her classmates, an Affectionate Nickname coming from her family and given names in Japanese order.
    • Katsuki Bakugo is referred to by his childhood nickname "Kacchan" by Izuku.
    • Izuku Midoriya himself is nicknamed Deku. It was initially an insulting nickname given by Katsuki due to meaning "weakling", but Ochaco Uraraka started using it as an Affectionate Nickname thanks to its other meaning, "never gives up". This causes Izuku to like it enough to adopt it proudly as his hero name.
  • After Nadeshiko purchased a large amount of Mount Fuji souvenirs in the third episode of Laid-Back Camp, she's being called Fujiko by fellow club members.
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid:
    • Quetzalcoatl is almost exclusively referred to as "Lucoa".
    • Taketo is usually called "Take".
  • Sword Art Online: During the climax of the Fairy Dance arc, Kirito dubs Sugou Nobuyuki/Oberon "the King of Thieves," since in spite of all his claims that he's the king, creator, and God of ALfheim Online, he actually just stole his power, the lives of 300 SAO survivors, the world someone else completed, and is overall just mooching off Akihiko Kayaba's work and invention.
  • Every recurring character in Wasteful Days of High School Girls has one, mostly given by Nozomu "Baka" Tanaka. These nicknames were listed next to their names on cast sheets. The sole exception is Lily Someya, probably because her name is meaningful enough—she is the token lesbian of the cast. Some examples include: Akane "Ota" Kikuchi, Shiori "Robo" Saginomiya, Saku "Loli" Momoi, etc.
  • In Asteroid in Love, Mira gives nearly everyone a nickname. Those are main truncations of their family names, but the case of Mari "Monroe" Morino needs special mention. It's not only because the similarity of her name to Marilyn Monroe's, but also because she share some appearance traits with Marilyn: both of them have a Beauty Mark (at different places), and Mari has the largest cup size in the cast.
  • Don't Meddle with My Daughter!: Athena Haruka is canonically known by several nicknames: Her superhero name is "The Eighth Wonder", because of the numerous abilities she possesses. She was later addressed as the "First Generation Eighth", once the public became aware that she's the mother of the current "Eighth Wonder"note . The latter lead to her third in-series nickname, "The MILF of Steel", because Athena is also a Hot Goddess and has retained her figure, despite being a single mom with a 17 year old daughter.
  • In Great Pretender, Laurent mishears Makoto's full name, Makoto Edamura, as "Edamame" at first. The name "Edamame" sticks with him, and becomes Makoto's Affectionate Nickname among the crew. Laurent himself is known as "the blond bastard" by the crew for his general untrustworthiness and manipulative tendencies.
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War:
    • Ishigami refers to Maki as "Tsundere-sempai" because of her feelings towards her crush Tsubasa.
    • Karen is known as "Shiptrash" due to her obsession with shipping Kaguya and Shirogane.
    • Erika is called "Miso-chan" as a result of being the daughter of the CEO of a Miso production company and being just as obsessed with it as she is with Kaguya.

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