Best and Worst overly used anime names

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boojitsu

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Discuss any overly used anime names

(Akira, Ken, Miho, Kei, whatever)

and discuss if that makes the name all the better (because there are so many great animes with those names) or worse (makes you feel the name is too bland and common)

is it also used a lot in REGULAR Japanese names (like Akira) or is it only in anime for the most part?

one of my favorite names is Ashitaka mainly because it is almost never used in anything else (I heard it in Mononoke Hime)

one of my favorite over used names is probably Ken.... Whether it's a shortening of something like Kenneth, Kenichi, Kentaro, Kenpachi, whatever, it's overly used. I still kind of like it, but only if that's the real / full name, if it's a shortening of a name, it doesn't seem quite as cool.

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Hikaru is used all the time in anime. Some names are used often though because of their meaning in relation to the characters traits and/or personality, which makes it an understandable choice.

boojitsu

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yeah hikaru is used quite a bit...

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Akira Kira Hikaru Sakura Kiba

  • Apr 13, 2007

boojitsu

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Hmm... Kiba ?

haven't heard that one TOO much, care to list any shows with that name?

-Boojitsu21 :pacman:

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sakura! jeez

  • Apr 16, 2007
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sakura and akira! omgosh! lol, it's like those are the only names you hear in anime. also takashi, take, takahashi...all those "taka" stuff. I think no one has ever used Byakuya or Rukia or Renji...yes, i'm a bleach addict! :D

MrKarl

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Sakura definitely! The only anime where it truly suited the character was in Card Captor Sakura.

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  • Apr 18, 2007

pandemonium91

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Sakura and Rei are ones that come to mind when I think about it.
Sakura - used in Naruto, Card Captor Sakura etc.
Rei - Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion etc.
Sora is also a quite frequent name: Naegino Sora from Kaleido Star, Osora Hiyo from the Love Monster manga and others.

LifeAndColor

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Sakura is definatly overused. Kei is used quite a but too. I would also agree with Sora.

  • Apr 18, 2007

GloriaChan

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Sakura...i hate that name now GRRRR

starrliteangel

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definitely sakura! haha theres already 4 people that have said that, but i have to agree! Sakura is annoying. Im trying to think of another one...I think so far my favorite female name is Cheza because no one else has used it yet! (wolfs rain)

Sora is also pretty common...there was another female name thats really overused but I cant remember what it was..yea..hikaru is overused too. So is kiba and yuki.

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Here's another one:
Setsuna from Sailor Moon (name of Sailor Pluto's human alias) and from Angel Sanctuary (main male character).

Just out of curiosity, is Setsuna a boy's or girl's name?

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  • Apr 19, 2007

boojitsu

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dunno =\

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Akira, Sakura, Hiromu, Yuki, Asano, Takeshi, Yoko, Hikaru too...

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  • Apr 21, 2007

TygerStryke

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Let's not forget Ryu. ^^

yukiyo

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Yuki, Sakura, Hikaru, Sora, Riku, Kai

thats all i can think of now :)

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  • Apr 21, 2007
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sakura and hikaru definitely! hell, those names are everywhere...

  • Apr 22, 2007
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Sakura, Hikaru, Takashi, Kyo, Ryu, Yuki,Asano, Kiba, Yukimura

  • Apr 27, 2007
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Sakura, Hikaru, Yuki, Akira, Ken and such...

  • May 24, 2007
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Yoko + Sakura+ Hikaru

  • May 28, 2007
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Of all mentioned name I'd still say SAKURA! Gosh I'm so fed up with this name! It seems almost all cute goody goody anime girls has to have this name! ~_~ I don't care about other names, this one is really annoying me lately.

  • Jun 10, 2007

civer

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Sakura for sure. maybe the short version "kei" for a tons of name used quite often. Shinji maybe too

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  • Jun 10, 2007
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i would have to agree with hinotama

  • Jun 11, 2007

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