Help Me Remember Names: List Light Novel (And Other Japanese Media) Character / Setting Names


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    So I am really bad with names, and apparently I'm not alone. I see a lot of discussion on anime videos where people refer to a character as "the red head chick". Between volumes, heck, between chapters, I forget names. I figure we could try to list the names we remember from LNs, make this a bit of a repository for when you want to remember a name. If you want to add additional info below the name that you'd like to remember, like nicknames or special powers, feel free to do so.

    You don't have to follow my format, but basically I'm putting ones that I don't know / remember but want to in parentheses for now.

    I'm not going to use super caution with these as they're just names, but if you think something is a major spoiler, hide it behind a tag.

    Infinite Dendrogram:
    Characters
    Ray Starling - Bro Bear Shu - Marie - Rook - Babi - Audrey Hepburn - Marilyn Monroe - Hugo - Cyco Cocytus - Figaro - Liliana Grandria - Count Gideon - Aschbaray Gideon - (Eastern dude, master Wangshi, Xunlu?) - (Elizabeth II?) - (Governor of Caldea?) - (Liliana's little sis)

    Places
    Dryfe - (Altea?) - (Caldea?)

    Monsters
    (Gardranda?) - Demi-Dragon Worm

    Abilities / Equipment / Items
    Like a Flag Flying the Reverse - Counter Absorption - Silver

    Grimgar:
    Characters
    Haruhiro - Yume - Ranta - Moguzo - Merry - Shihoru - Manato - (Nana and Popo? Aren't those Ice Climbers? I think it's actually Nono and Lala?)

    Places
    Dusk Realm - (Night Realm?) - (What's the name of the starting town; oh noes!)

    Monsters
    (Help me remember any of them; I know there were Gremlins... Yes; there were cultists and white giants?)

    Abilities
    Thanks Slash - Exhaust - (Haru's wrap around the enemy tech) - (Haru's overpower the enemy with slashes attack) - (Swat?) - (Shihoru's Paralyzation tech) - (Shihoru's summon) - (Merry's Great Heal) - ETC.


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    Welp at least you should not have problems with Goblin Slayer.


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    @drone205 said in Help Me Remember Names: List Light Novel (And Other Japanese Media) Names:

    Welp at least you should not have problems with Goblin Slayer.

    Hall Girl is my favorite character. Midget Mage is great too. Pointy Ears with anvil chest is cool too. =P

    Goblin Slayer:
    Characters
    Goblin Slayer - Guild Girl - Dwarf Shaman - Cow Girl - Lizard Priest - High Elf Archer - Priestess - Sword Maiden - Witch - (Female Knight?)

    Places
    (Cow Girl's Current Village?) - (Water City located in the middle of the country, trade route with Sewer?) - (Adventurers' Guild?)

    (I'm in the middle of volume 2, stuck in the sewer).



  • @terrence the priest dude's name was Manato I think, also Nono and Lala i think is correct.



  • @terrence got to volume 3 and stopped reading. Needed a break. will pick it up again next year maybe.



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    Babbie = Babi, short for Babylon iirc
    Psyco = Cyco, short for Cocytus

    And Female Knight is fine, but you're forgetting Spearman, Heavy Swordsman, Sword Maiden, Apprentice Priestess and Rookie Warrior



  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!
    characters:
    Suimei - Reiji - Mizuki - Felmenia - Lefille - Titania
    Places
    I can't remember :(


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    @hyferzftw said in Help Me Remember Names: List Light Novel (And Other Japanese Media) Character / Setting Names:

    Places
    I can't remember :(

    I gotta add the place names for Dendro that I remember... Vaguely too (Dryfe... Caldia? Altea? That Eastern region?). The dude with the Eastern name and title is confusing for me too. Xun....Lo? Master Wangshi?). The characters surrounding him seem important too, so I want to learn their names when next we meet them. We haven't heard much about most of the royalty either (Elizabeth the 2nd Princess in line? Count such and such?).

    @neoankara said in Help Me Remember Names: List Light Novel (And Other Japanese Media) Character / Setting Names:

    Rokujouma

    I need these. Gonna take a bit still to place the name with the face though. The ones I know when I see them are Koutarou, Theia, Clan, Ruth, Sanae, and Yurika. I'm going to guess Harumi is the girl in his crafts after school activity, Shizuka is the landlady, and Kiriha is the below surface dweller.


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    Rokujouma

    Character:
    Koutarou - Harumi - Theia - Maki - Clan - Kiriha - Ruth - Shizuka - Yurika - Sanae - Alaia - Elle - Kenji - Nana - Kanae - Shiori

    Weapon/Object:
    Karama - Korama - Blue Knight - Cradle - Signaltin - Saguratin - Nalfalaren

    Place:
    Folsaria - Forthorthe

    Enemy side:


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    @paulnamida said in Help Me Remember Names: List Light Novel (And Other Japanese Media) Character / Setting Names:

    @terrence

    Babbie = Babi, short for Babylon iirc
    Psyco = Cyco, short for Cocytus

    I listen to the Text To Speech which pronounces her name Psycho, but I thought maybe it was short for Sycophant or something. That's another reason to start this thread.

    you're forgetting Sword Maiden

    Her name got lost in the shuffle of my post, but it is there. I'll add the others later though, thanks. 👍


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    @neoankara Don't forget that Theia, Clan, Ruth, and Elle are all nicknames. So are Mackensie and Makinley (his sister). Also, Maki did mention Crimson's real name (Karen, I think.) once or twice, but most of the other girls of Darkness Rainbow are only know by thier color. And just to confuse things, some folks call people by their last name, Sakuraba-senpai, for example, while others will use their first name, generally Koutarou with varying honorifics. Maki is probably the worst, being referred to as Aiki, Maki, or Indigo, depending on who is speaking.


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    @paul-nebeling That's just the one most commonly revered by other character. Like only Clan call Theia by her first name. Though the only one that are about even in difference is Harumi since about half call her that and half call her Sakuraba-senpai. Also talking about nickname there are too many like Glasses for Clan or Kii for Kiriha.


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    Purple's name was mentioned as well in one of the later books, but I forget what it was (why isn't it in this thread so I can remember and post it in... wait...).

    I always have trouble remembering Japanese names. I don't know why. They tend to run together for me in my head.


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    @flarecde Need a freaking encyclopedia to keep track of everything in Rokujouma.

    P.S. Doesn't Mackenzie sometimes get called Glasses too?


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    Crimson is Karen and Purple is Marina. Though the one I really forget is Underground People boss name.


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    Konosuba [up to volume 2]
    Characters
    Kazuma - Megumin - Aqua - (Thief Girl) - (Idiot drunk who challenges Kazuma to a party swap; Dust?) - Eris - Darkness

    Powers
    Expulozen! - Steal - Detect Enemy - (Hide from Enemies skill) - (Aqua heals)



  • Oh, so you mostly use text to speech, no wonder it gets hard to get names down to memory. I find it harder to focus on characters when listening to audiobooks, for some reason I can't commit them to memory in those cases, I can recall the story just fine, but the characters' names evade me like hell. It's one of the reasons I'm not much of a fan of audio-books.

    But well, at least we're not getting stuff on the level of A 100 Years of Solitude, where a third of the characters share one name, the second third share another name, and only the last third have individual names. That novel was hell for me.


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    @paulnamida said in Help Me Remember Names: List Light Novel (And Other Japanese Media) Character / Setting Names:

    But well, at least we're not getting stuff on the level of A 100 Years of Solitude, where a third of the characters share one name, the second third share another name, and only the last third have individual names. That novel was hell for me.

    Not as bad, but we do have Juna and Juno. We have at least two MC with the same name too (iirc, it's the dude from Mixed Bathing... And I can't remember the other series with a dude that shares the name; was it Touhya? I forget).

    I think volume 4 of Dendrogram has two characters nicknamed Liz (one is a slime monster, and the other is a princess)? Just double checked, they call Elizabeth "Ellie" and the slime monster Liz.


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