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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Through the course of Arashi no Yoru ni, Mei and Gabu speak/yell the other's name in times of peril and/or uncertainty.
  • Ashita no Joe, where everyone and their mom scream Joe's name at one point or another.
  • 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 Catchphrase
    Estonia: LATVIAAA!!!
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  • 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.
  • 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!"
  • Berserk, if anyone whose seen this franchise will know Guts's absolute favorite shout is "GRRIIIFFFFITHH" note . Especially upon seeing Femto for the first time since the Eclipse in the manga during the Guardians of Desire arc.
  • Betrayal Knows My Name:
    • Hotsuma says the name when Shuusei is discovered to be missing. Complete with some Gray Rain of Depression.
  • Black Butler "Sebastian! Sebastian! Sebastian!" Mostly said by Ciel, but Mey-Rin also calls Sebastian's name sometimes.
  • 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 Catchphrase 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, Ishida'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 Bleach Fade To Black 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 first names. And when Sakakibe 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chobits: When Hideki is running to save Chii from being violated he yells "CHIIIII!" very loudly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Code Geass:
    • Episode 10 of R2 has The Chessmaster Lelouch one-upped on the battlefield by Xingke. Cue XIIINGKEEE! And there's Empress Tianzi yelling Xingke's name repeatedly when he crashed into her wedding. (Xingke, Xingke, Xingke!)
    • Last episode of R1 has Lelouch and Suzuku going in a Mexican Standoff after the latter learns that the former is Zero.
      Lelouch: "SUZAKUU!"
      Suzaku: "LELOOUUUCH!"
    • 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!"
    • The finale of the series has Nunnally yelling tearfully at her brother (ONII-SAMAAA!) when he dies. This is after she found out what Lelouch and Suzaku did for the Zero Requiem.
  • 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!"
  • 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.
  • Digimon Adventure 02: Right after BlackWarGreymon's death, WarGreymon yells his name twice, each time followed by an echo.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Goku's enemies are fond of screaming his name during their fight scenes.
      • Goku himself has the very memorable line turned yell after Krlllin dies.
    "You...won't get away with this... FRIIIIIIEEEEEZAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!"
    • Vegeta was the first major offender, with "KAKAROOOOOOOT", "FRIIIEEEZAAAAA", "CEEEEEELLLLL" and "BUUUUUUUU".
    • Future Trunks also has a memorable "HEY, FRIEZA!" right before he completely wastes Frieza.
      • But when it comes to screaming Frieza's name Goku, Vegeta and Trunks are only one upped by Bardock who memorably goes One-Man Army on Frieza's army and despite a dozen soldiers holding him, Bardock can still bellow his enemy's name.
    • Broly's dialogue almost entirely consists of KAKAROOOOOOOT!!!/KAKAROTTOOOOOO!!! Justified in that he's completely insane, so he's not really capable of coherent speech to begin with.
    • Cell loves to yell Piccolo, Trunks, Goku or the Androids's names. But his true favorite words to shout to the heavens are "VEGEEEEETA" and "GOOOHAAAAAAN" when both Saiyans beat the crap out of him on two separate occasions. Cell's best line read is during the climax of the Cell games during his Beam-O-War with Gohan, Vegeta hits him from behind and Cell utters the words "Vegeta!?" before being destroyed.
    • As the Future Trunks Arc of Dragon Ball Super was going on, Gowasu uses the name "Zamasu" more and more in his dialogue, which is now another Memetic Mutation and there are even compilation videos of that.
    • Zamasu solidifies his Villainous Breakdown with a gloriously hammy scream of "SON! GOKU!"
  • Durarara!!: Whenever Shizuo is angry, and Izaya is to blame somehow, expect Shizuo to yell, "IIII-ZAAA-YAAA
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fairy Tail: Erza and Edolas!Erza do this to each other a lot.
    • "SCARLET!"
    • Natsu does this when he sees Igneel get killed by Acnologia.
    • Lucy par for the course, shouts "NAAAAAAATTTSSSSUUUUU" when she can.
  • Fate/stay night:
    • Saber and Shirou are each more worried about the other's safety than their own, so whenever something remotely dangerous happens, "SEIBAAA!" "SHIROU!"
    • The final episode has Shirou turn this into a Battlecry. "KOTOMINE... KIREEEIII!" "LÄßT!".
  • Fist of the North Star: "YURIAAA! YURIAAAGHGHGH!" — "KEEEN!!"
  • 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!'
    • Scar also gets this towards Kimblee, after the latter escapes in their first fight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • In Guardian Fairy Michel, Michel shouts the names of his fairy friends to summon them and make himself transform.
  • This is taken to ridiculous levels in an issue of Gunnm, 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.
  • Hand Maid May lampshaded this concept, as the characters watch a cheesy soap opera whose cast communicates entirely by saying their respective names to each other.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend: Eriri Spencer Sawamura loves to scream out her rival Utaha Kasumigaoka's name, often uttering it in Full-Name Basis.
  • 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.
  • 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. Inuyasha says Kagome's name 568 times in the whole series, while Kagome says Inuyasha's 971 times—the majority of both being screams. Out of 167 episodes.
    • In Kikyo's debut sequence, her name was six or seven of Inuyasha's lines in a row.
  • The anime version of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood shows everyone why "JOJO!!" and "DIO!!" had the best the rivalry in the franchise, just in the glorious Narm-way they say each other's names.
    • While less meme-tastic Joseph Joestar lets out one of these in Part 2 when he realizes that his friend, Caesar Zeppeli, is dead.
    Joseph: CAAAEEESAAARR!!!"
  • No one can say 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 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.
  • Kasei Yakyoku: "TAKAAA!", from Sara when the Great Kanto Earthquake is unleashed
  • Katekyō Hitman Reborn!: JUUUDAAIIMEEE!!!! There are actually entire compilations of all of Gokudera's "Juudaime"'s. It's very long. (Did we mention that that compilation was only for roughly about slightly past half of the anime?)
  • 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!
  • 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".
  • 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 fiancée'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!
  • Last Order: Final Fantasy VII, Zack shouts "Sephiroth!" to gets his attention while the latter is talking to Jenova. But more memorably Cloud channels Guts from Berserk as he charges towards his nemesis bellowing "SEPHIRRRROOOOTH!!".
    • After Cloud impales Sephiroth he remembers his childhood crush got slashed and says "Tifa!" in realization before running to her location.
      • Tifa herself says "Cloud" gently or more accurately in Engrish "Cloudo".
  • Gugu screams "ARNOLD!" after his death in chapter 3 of Love Aquarium. Arnold was a fish.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha:
    • The last episode of the first season is called "Say My Name". Nanoha instructs Fate to call her by her name so that they can become friends, and Fate tries it out a few times.
    • This trope is even referenced in the first opening's last verse.
  • In Magic Knight Rayearth, they have all of the main characters say the other characters names when the drama is upped.
  • 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!".
  • Mazinger Z:
  • Minami-ke's Show Within a Show "Sensei and Ninomiya-kun". SENSEIII! NINOMIYA-KUN! That's the entire gag of the show.
  • There was a puzzle in the 2003 MIT Mystery Hunt (Whoa - I know Kiaido!) which consisted entirely of shots of characters doing this very thing - yelling and saying names.
  • Mobile Fighter 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!!!"
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Naruto:
    • "SASUKEEE!", which is almost always followed/preceded by "NARUTOOO!". These two start the trend of screaming each other's name during their fight on the hospital roof after the Chunin exams and it kind of escalates from there, to the point this becomes a Running Gag throughout the franchise (especially in its adaptations).
    • 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. He gives Naruto the same treatment during their battle, regularly calling him "Uzumaki Naruto" while sporting a Slasher Smile.
    • '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.
      • 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.
    • 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.
    • At the very end of episode 79, from Shikamaru: "...ASUMA!"
    • Madara's "HASHIRAMA" when sensing the first Hokage on battlefield is glorious.
    • When a certain cousin of Hinata dies... "NEEEEEJIIIII!"
    • Played for Laughs whenever Lee and Guy are a) in the same scene and b) having one of their "YOUTH!!" moments: "Guy-sensei!" "Lee!" "Guy-sensei!" "Lee!". Cue stream of tears.
    • In the Invasion of Pain arc and The Last: Naruto the Movie, Naruto gets another name that, when uttered, is usually followed by a massive Tear Jerker AND can give the "SASUKE!" above a run for its money: "HINATAAAAA!!!"
    • The ones with the most impact are "OBITOOOOOO" and "KAKASHIIIIII" when the old friends face each other at last in years.
  • 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".
  • In One Piece, whenever a character gets injured in a battle that other crew members are watching or participating in, or in other moments of intense emotions, someone close to them typically yells their name. Examples include:
    • During Enies Lobby, "ROOOBIIIN!!!" was Luffy's catchphrase. Luffy will sometimes shout out the name of the villain he's up against once he's ready to kick their ass or after they've done something truly heinous. Examples of this include: "ARLONG" "CROOOCDODILLLLLE!" "ENEEEEEEL!" "PIGEON GUY!" (Rob Lucci) "MOOOORIAAAA". After the timeskip it's "CAESAAAAR!" as he moves in to finish him off and "DOFLAMINGOOOOO!!!!" after Doflamingo forces Bellamy to fight him.
      • Luffy's American voice actor Colleen Clinkenbird especially threw her lungs out during Skyepeia and hated the bit where Luffy was climbing the Beanstalk shouting Enel's name non-stop.
    • Sanji yelling his female crewmates' names, "NAAAAAAMIIIII SAAAAAAAAAAN" "ROOOOOBIIIIN CHAAAAAAAAN". The best one is during Sanji's first scene in Strong World.
      Usopp: SHUT UP, WILL YA?
      • It's especially hilarious when Sanji's seiyuu Hiroaki Hirata does it live.
    • Nami when she broke down in the Arlong arc: "ARLONG! ARLONG! ARLONG!", Nami also loves to shout two other male names, "LUUUUFFY!" and "SAAANJIII-KUUUN!".
    • 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).
    • In the Sabaody Archipelago arc, Usopp tries to ask Silvers Rayleigh what the One Piece was and whether it truly existed. Luffy, who vehemently refuses to know anything about it, interrupts Usopp by screaming his name before Usopp can even finish his sentence.
    • In the War at Marineford Arc, we have these brotherly calls:
    Luffy: AAACEEE!
    Ace: LUUUFYYY!
    • The tenth movie Strong World gives us a variation. As Luffy defeats Shiki, you'd expect the latter to yell out Luffy's name or nickname, but he actually screams "ROGEEEEEEEEEEER!", as Gol D. Roger was the only other man from East Blue that had defeated him in the past.
    • Big Mom in the Whole Cake arc "MOOOOOTHEEEER" after Luffy shows her the broken photo.
  • Oniisama e...: One of Nanako's trademarks is her screaming "Saint-Juste-sama... Saint-Juste-sama... SAINT-JUSTE-SAMAAA!"
  • 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.
  • Weaponized at the climax of Persona 4: The Animation: 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!
  • Pokémon:
    • Ash seems to yell "Pikachu!" or "TEAM ROCKET!" at least once an episode, as Pikachu is his faithful Pokémon and Team Rocket are his adversaries.
    • A proper, truly dramatic example of this trope happens at the end of Ash and Paul's first full 6-on-6 battle during the "Diamond and Pearl" saga of the anime, as Ash's final Pokemon faints following an epic battle against his former trainer.
  • 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.
  • In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Kyoko yells "SAYAKAAA!" when Sayaka turns into a witch.
  • Rage of Bahamut: Genesis: There's no shortage of Kaisar's "FAVARRRROOOOOOO!" throughout the series.
  • 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.
  • "RANMA!!! AKANE!!!" moments are very common in Ranma ½, 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!
    • Jagi is particularly fond of this trope. He also adds emphasis in the translated Dynasty Warriors Hokuto Musou: "Say My Name, bitches!"
    • Near the end of Kenshiro's fight with Jagi, he manages to pull this off on him as an ironic way of taunting the guy.
  • From Revolutionary Girl Utena: "Anthyyy!" "Miss Utena!" happens in quite a few episodes, especially during critical duels and at the penultimate scene of the last episode.
  • 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..."
  • The Rose of Versailles
    • The ending theme ends with André's heartfelt cry of "Oscar... OSCAAAR!!!!"
  • Sailor Moon:
    • At the end of season 4 "Helios!" "Chibi-usa!" "That's the first time... you said my name."
    • In episode 35, Princess Serenity calls out Endymion's name during a flashback.
    • Zoisite calls Kunzite's name as Queen Beryl is striking him down as punishment for his disobedience.
    • Happens in episode 24 when Naru cries out for Nephrite as he dies and fades away in her arms.
    • The Inner Senshi call out Usagi's name a lot during the penultimate battles of the Dark Kingdom arc.
    • Happens in the 74th episode in the second season, R, when Green Esmeraude leaves Crimson Rubeus on his exploding spaceship for failing to capture Chibi-Usa and stopping Sailor Moon.
    "Esmeraude, no! Don't leave me! ESMERAUDE!!!!"
  • In another Sunrise series with the character designs drawn by Hisashi Hirai, Kuzuma and Ryuho from s-CRY-ed shout each other's names multiple times through out the course of the show. It doesn't help that Kazuma has Kira's voice actor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In Simoun:
  • 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.
  • Subaru: "KAZUMAAAA!!" is yelled by Subaru after she leaves his funeral.
  • Suzy's Zoo: Daisuki! Witzy has this at the end of the episode Boof Comes Alive, where Boof calls Witzy's name. The Japanese version has both of them calling each other's name instead.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • Vandread: At the absolute end where, for the first time in the series, Hibiki calls to Dita by her name.
  • 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.
  • The Vision of Escaflowne "Van!" "Allen!" "Hitomi!" Greater than 50% of Cat Girl Merle's dialogue consists solely of "Van-sama!!"
  • Weiß Kreuz gives us Aya running down halls waving a sword over his head, screaming "TAAAKAAATOOORIII!"
  • 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"
  • Seems to be a running theme of sorts in Yu-Gi-Oh! (often combined with Skyward Scream and I Will Find You), as it's been done by every single main character in the franchise (spoilers for each series in the link!).
    • The franchise does it regularly with all the Duelists whenever they summon a monster. This is most notable with monsters that have summon incantations, which justifies why the characters say out their names in dramatic fashion. Of course, it's in the rules to say out loud which monsters you are summoning.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yugi and Jonouchi get this a lot from their worried friends in the peanut gallery whenever they look to be in trouble in a duel (unless they're dueling each other). It's usually at least somewhat justified because if they're not dueling using holograms that somehow physically affect the duelists, they're playing Games of Darkness and dueling using real monsters sustained by the duelists' spirits.
    • The dub has Yugi yelling "YU-GI-OH!" during his transformation sequence, with his voice fading mid-cry into Yami's. Not a 'name' as such, but it does eventually become their title (Game King/King of Games).
  • Judai from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has always been incredibly fond of saying peoples' names, but when it comes to Johan, he really pulls out all the stops. Also, poor Asuka's lines in all of seasons 3 and 4 are reduced to her just saying "Judai..." in moments when it looks like he is in a tough corner, and "Judai!" when it looks like he is in serious trouble.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's:
    • Jack screamis Carly's name at least two dozen times in Episode 59. It isn't funny at all.
    • Yusei is very fond of screaming the names of his friends when they are really hurt or dead.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time: Before Yusei is about to do the last move, he hears how all of his (important) friends are calling his name, which gives him more resolution to win the duel.
  • 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.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V:
    • Yuya and Yuzu are concerned for each for the majority of the series, and they would say each others names a lot, even when they are not together (which happens to be a lot).
    • While Kurosaki doesn't say his sisters name that much, fans tend to flanderize his character and make "RURI!" his Catchphrase. It sort of has become an Ascended Meme, as he does yells "RURI!" at the later part of the series.
    • Yugo is so prone of yelling "RIN!", to the point that he often gets his ass kicked for it. Mostly because he calls her Identical Strangers by Rin's name.
  • Yuru-Yuri:
    • Ayano always addresses her self-designated rival with her full name ("TOSHINOU KYOUKOO!!")
    • Kyouko also occasionally does this to Ayano to poke fun at her.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho features the male leads shouting the names of whoever is in danger at the moment. "KUWABARA!" "URAMESHI!"
  • 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".
  • 07-Ghost: Teito is very fond of saying/yelling/whispering his best friend's name. "MIKAGEEEEE!!!"


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