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  • Cyber Team in Akihabara: Suzume gave her Patapi the name of Francesca Leopold Classic Renoir III.
  • Cowboy Bebop:
    • Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (Ed). Although this name is just a fanciful appellation she made for herself, her real name, Françoise Appledelhi, is also quite a mouthful.
    • Her father's name is impressive, as well: Appledelhi Siniz Hesap Lütfen. This is, more or less, Turkish for, "Excuse me, Check, Please!."
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    • Gren's full name, Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener, counts too.
  • In Mahou Sensei Negima!, Kagurazaka Asuna's name sounds normal, until it is revealed to be fake, with the real, forgotten name being Asuna Vesperina Theotanasia Entheofushia, showing a love of this trope.
    • And now in the flashback, we have Negi's Missing Mom, Arika Anarchia Entheofushia of Vespertatia.
    • Also Evangeline Athanasia Katherine MacDowell, with the two middle names usually initialized for short. Just don't call her "Kitty", if you value your health. or Loli Grandma, unless you're Jack Rakan.
    • One of Jack Rakan's aliases is: "That Damn Guy You Can Stab With Swords All You Like And It Won't Do A Thing, Damnit!"
  • Magical Girl Raising Project gave us Yumenoshima Genopsycho, which is not that long, but totally a mouthful.
  • All royals of Slayers have long names. One of the four protagonists, Amelia Wil Tesla Saillune, is the best example, as whenever she gives out a justice speech to an opponent, she often says her full name along with it!
    • Gracia Ul Naga Saillune, who is also protagonist Lina's Unknown Rival Naga the Serpent.
  • Hellsing:
    • Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, one of the main characters.
    • Alucard, primary agent of the Hellsing Organization, formerly Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes Dracula ("the impaler" and "son of Dracul / The Dragon" respectively)
  • Trigun: Parodied in "Murder Machine": when Vash first meets Wolfwood, he gives an extremely long and convoluted string of names for an alias: "Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gumbigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andry Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser the third. Don't hesitate to call." Milly then blurts out his true identity, which causes Vash to burst into tears and wail, "I hate it when you call me by my full name!"
    • Even better: The scene cuts after "George" and comes back for the end, implying that the name he gives is significantly longer.
    • One of the various answers offered for the question of what the D in Nicholas D. Wolfwood's name stands for was "Dokonokuminomonjawaresumakinishiteshizumetarokakora", Yakuza slang for "What the hell family do you think you're from!? I'm gonna tie you up in a reed mat and dunk ya!"
  • Dr. Slump had Tsuruten Tsun's wife, Tsuntsunodanoteiyuugou Tsun.
  • The Familiar of Zero:
    • Louise Françoise Leblanc de La Vallière, the protagonist.
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    • Louise's classmate Montmorency Margarita la Fère de Montmorency.
    • Several others. Most of which double as a Historical In-Joke. Kirche's full name is Catherine the Great's maiden-name for instance.
  • "My name is England. My official name is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It will come up in the test later!"
  • Allison & Lillia: Lilliane Acacia Corazon Whittington-Schultz.
  • Crest of the Stars:
    • The main heroine's full name is Abriel Nei Debrusc Borl Paryun Lafiel. The hero's full name is Lin Shu Rock Yalulug Dril Hydal Jinto. Those are just the phonetic renderings of their names as well, their names correctly transliterated from Baronh into the Latin alphabet read "Ablïarsec Néïc Dubleuscr Bœrh Parhynr Lamhirh" and "Linn Ssynec Rocr Ïarlucec Dreuc Haïder Ghintec", respectively. The pronounciation and spelling of Baronh vaguely resemble those of French.
    • All Abh have at least four names. Surname, Social-Rank, Family Founder, Personal Name. Nobles like Jinto and Lafiel add their titles between the Family Founder and Personal Name. So Lafiel is Abriel family, royalty (nei) of the line founded by Dubresc, Viscountess Parnyuu, Lafiel for example.
  • Subverted in Fullmetal Alchemist, where a being known as "the Homunculus" tries to give "Slave 23" a name. He then goes on "Let's see... Theo... Theophrastus Bombastus... va..." and is interrupted by 23 saying "That's too long!". The Homunculus then reconsiders and says "Then what about 'Van Hohenheim'?". See the Real Life section of this article to see what this was referencing.
  • Fireball has The 19th Lord of Uranos' Kingdom's Tempest Domain, Drossel Juno Vierzehntens Heizregister Fürstin von Flügel. That's pretty long.
    • However the credits, as well as abbreviating it to simply "Drossel", also give her the alternate name "Juno-XIV".
  • Asura Cryin': Ania Fortuna Somesyuru Crowzenbruhi, in short, Nia.
  • Berserk:
    • There's a group of knights known as The Blue Whale Ultra Heavy Armored Fierce Assault Annihilation Knight Corps. In at least one instance, a knight says this whole title in the middle of battle.
    • Princess Charlotte has a really long formal title: Charlotte Beatrix Marie Rhody Wyndham.
  • In Galaxy Angel episode 3 (original anime series), the Angel crew unearths a missile they recovered from a trash-collecting expedition. A little while after it starts talking to them, it introduces itself as MA347612890 GT40785791 32RS2400Z 17924398 TZRS 2000 modular semiconductor type 452963752391 MQTO GLS-equipped self-computing 0037 293165734285 YGNKTI 0120 YMCA 4126 PPPKG lower-right KKP 53 Normad. Only about a third of this is intelligible without the DVD subtitles.
  • Aram from Meru Puri's full name is Astale Ei Daemonia Eucharistia Aram.
  • "Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade" aka "Shinobu" from Bakemonogatari.
  • The general mechanics behind the naming of Digimon mean that falling victim to this is both easy and common once they reach the higher levels, or occasionally even before. A common tendency is to add a prefix word to a name to modify it for a new evolutionary form, possibly the most famous example being MetalGreymon. Some prefixes even stack onto each other to signify variations and counterparts, such as adding "Black" to make a probably-evil Virus variant. Some of the longest examples are BlackMetalGarurumon, ShadowMetalKabuterimon, MetallifeKuwagamon, DexDorugoramon and, most hilariously, ChaosBlackWarGreymon. The recent set of DS RPGs couldn't even fit a majority of Digimon names in the space allotted for said names!
  • Sailor Moon: The reason everyone calls Chibiusa with that nickname is that her real name is Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity Tsukino. As she likes the nickname, Chibiusa added it to her name.
  • Resort Boin has an absurd example. Mika Kuouzumiaiginsusutakeizumonokamimeichoujin.
  • Nurse Witch Komugi features Kim Nicholas Fidel Muammar Tikriti Adolf de Komachi.
    • Interestingly, most of the names seem to come from dictators: (Kim) Jong Il, (Fidel) Castro, (Muammar) Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein (al-Tikriti) and (Adolf) Hitler!
  • Ouran High School Host Club's Tamaki has a long name compared to the rest of the cast. In the manga we learn that his full name is René Tamaki Richard Grantaine Suou. "Suou" wasn't added in the manga when he said it, but since his name is Tamaki Suou it's probably implied. The mix of Japanese and French names emphasizes his half-French heritage.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's soundtrack has many songs with incredibly long titles. For example, Rappu ha Otoko no Tamashii da! Onore wo Shinjite Ten wo Yubisasu Dotou no Otoko Kamina-sama no Teema wo Mimi no Ana Kappojitte Yo~ku Kikiyagare!!...which, in English, translates into Rap is the Soul of a Man! Perk Up Your Earholes and Listen REAL Close to the Theme of Lord Kamina, the Man of Raging Billows Who Believes in Himself and Points to Heaven!!.
  • Taken to the extreme in Gintama with the name of Kyuubei's ape, which is Jugem-Jugem Poop-Throwing Machine Shin-chan's Day Before Yesterday Underwear Shinpachi's Life Balmunk Fezarion Isaac Schneider One Thirds Pure Feeling Two Thirds Worried-Over-a-Hangnail Feeling Though Betrayal Knows My Name I Know The Unknown, The Cuttlefish Tastes Kind Of Different Than It Did Last Time Because It Was Caught Near The Pond And Served With Oil From A Hoofed Mammal, pepepepepepepepepepepep Bichiguso-maru. And they always call it by its full name.
    • In the anime, it's changed to Jugem-Jugem Shit-Tossing The Life Of Shin-Chan's Two-Day-Old Underwear Balmung Fezalion Isaac Schneider 1/3 True Love 2/3 Hangnail Anxiety Betrayal Knows My Name Or Does It Really Ignore Calls Squid Dogfish Halibut Trout-Cod Dogfish This Is A Different Dogfish I'm Talking About The Dogfish Shark Kaluga Angler Ray Yuuteimiyaoukimukou pepepepepepepepe Runny Diarrhea.
    • Everyone except Shinpachi knows the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon.
  • The 3rd ending theme of The Law of Ueki is called Kono Machi de wa Dare Mo ga Mina Jibun Igai no Nani Ka ni Narita garu.
  • Fate/Zero has Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri. And technically speaking she was supposed to add El-Melloi to that before she got killed.
  • The Land of Fire's Feudal Lord from Naruto offers "Land of Fire's Konoha-gakure, Land of Wind's Suna-gakure, Land of Earth's Iwa-gakure, Land of Water's Kiri-gakure, Land of Lightning's Kumo-gakure Allied Shinobi Decoration" as the name for a war honor, which the other feudal lords immediately shut down for being too long.
    • As a child, the First Hokage Senju Hashirama invented a technique which he called "Secret Taijutsu Super Katon Genjutsu Cutting Big Shuriken Double Drop Technique".
    • The Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze is prone to giving his attacks comically long and grandiose names, and tries to give one to a Combination Attack by Naruto and Sasuke. (Being an impromptu creation they came up with mid-battle, Naruto and Sasuke didn't bother to name it right away, leaving Minato feeling that it needed a name.)
  • In Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Rikka has a parasol that she has named "Schwarzsechs Prototype Mark II". The absurd length of the name is referenced by Yuuta in episode 10 when it falls off a bridge and Rikka calls its full name before it even falls out of sight.
  • Gambling Emperor Legend Zero: Kotarou's full name is Kotarou Hill Mountain Williams Harrison Jagasatake James Shiroyama. This then later pops up as a question asked in the quiz show Zero plays.
  • One of the main protagonists in Servant × Service has such a long name that she is usually presented as Yamagami Lucy (abbrv.)note  Her overly-long name has been a sore point to her since young and one of her reasons for joining the civil service is to find out the identity of the sloppy bureaucrat who approved her name.
  • Dragon Ball GT has Gil/Giru, whose serial number is DB4649T2006RS (or DD4649T22006RS in other languages). Dr. Myuu and every M2 calls him with this number, which is kinda funny, and you are able to memorize it easily after a while.
    Random M2: "Look, it's DB4649T2006RS!"
    • Since Gil is mostly known by his serial number among fellow M2s, they consider it as his real name.
    Neji: "He is not 'Gil'. He is DB4649T2006RS."
  • The first transfer student of the Assassination Classroom has Jiritsu Shikou Kotei Hodai ("Autonomously Thinking Fixed Artillery") as her name. Everyone called her by Full-Name Basis until they shortened it into "Ritsu".
  • In Happiness Charge Pretty Cure, the real name of Hime Shirayuki is Himelda Window Cure Queen of the Blue Sky. It's actually quite hilarious when Iona constantly calls her that name and it takes her five seconds to go through it all. Hime obviously tells her to just call her "Hime".
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Misawa uses an anime-only monster against Tania called "Conduction Warrior Linear Magnum Plus-Minus". (Fans have joked that the biggest reason it's not a real card is because there's no font size that would make the name fit on one.)
  • Sgt. Frog: Ascended Extra Masayoshi Yoshiokadaira. Kululu's inventions get hit by this a lot.
  • After her adoption, Fate Testarossa from Lyrical Nanoha becomes Fate Testarossa-Harlaown. It's usually shortened to just Fate T. Harlaown.
  • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: In the second cour, Konatsu performs the famous Rakugo story "Jugemu" for a delighted kindergarten audience. The story is about a boy whose father asks a priest for a list of auspicious baby names, and when he can't make up his mind, he decides to name him all of them. Therefore, his name is Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke. It's a Running Gag with Serial Escalation because every character in the story refers to Jugemu by his full name every single time they have to refer to him, and Konatsu milks their increasing exasperation for all the comedy it's worth.
  • Little Witch Academia has the diminutive German witch Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank Albrechtsberger. The commentator of a broom-riding competition even said she was the "bane of announcers".
  • Dragon Ball Super has the "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan" form. Goku attempting to say this tongue-twister of a title in the manga causes him to bite his tongue. Later on they just settle for "Super Saiyan Blue" instead.
  • Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic has Drakon, whose full name turns out to be Dragul Nol Henrius Govius Menudias Partenuvonomias Dumid Os Kartanon. His nickname comes from when a teenage Sinbad outright refused to memorize the whole thing.
  • In Tamagotchi, Candy Pakupaku's real name is "Candy Super Quick Pass and Smile Sparktchi".


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