Last Name Often Seen in Anime but not in Reality

You would think the names in anime would be some common names right? In truth, most of the name are not so common at all.

I know it’s the same name topic as last time, but this time I’d like to go into the anime names.

Last Name Often Seen in Anime but not in Reality (from 2ch)
  • Something like Yagami(八神)
  • Oosaka(逢坂)
  • Yamada(山田)
  • Shiratori(白鳥)
  • Takanashi(小鳥遊)
  • I know a Takanashi(高梨) but not Takanashi(小鳥遊) tho
  • Saionji(西園寺) I only know the ex Prime Minister
  • Himuro(氷室)
  • Hatsune(初音)
    Kagamine(鏡音)
    Megurine(巡音)
    Kasane(重音)
  • I worked with a Yamada(山田) and Shiratori(白鳥) before.
    by the way, even someone named Teshigawara(勅使河原)

    #over 2 digit career change
  • something like -in(○○院)
  • Suzumiya(涼宮)
  • Watanuki(四月一日)
  • Takanashi – 小鳥遊 7
    Yagami – 八神 214
    Oosaka – 逢坂 0
    Shiratori – 白鳥 5886
    Saionji – 西園寺 79
    Himuro – 氷室 307
    Kamij? – 上条 2609
    Hiragi – 柊 143
    Mitarai – 御手洗 1439
    Watanuki – 四月一日 1
    Natsui – 夏井 1399
    Kitashirakawa – 北白河 0

    Number as in household
    unexpected number of Yagami(八神) lol

    ※total number of household in Japan is about 52 million. The most common name is Sato(佐藤) and follow by Suzuki(鈴木) them total about 400,000.
  • There really is Watanuki?? LOL
  • I thought there were more Oosaka(逢阪) out there
  • Not much Himuro(氷菓)
  • Senjougahara(戦場ヶ原)
    Araragi(アララギ)
  • Ayanokouji(綾小路)
    Kisaragi(如月)
    Rokujou(六条)

    Nothing like these
  • Shiranui(不知火)
  • -in(○○院)
    -ji(○○寺)

    There is Onodera(小野寺) though
  • I knew a Oosaka(逢坂) in middle school
  • Yata(八咫)

    ↑cool name in my neighbor
  • Tukumo(九十九)
  • Takanashi – 小鳥遊 7
    Yagami – 八神 214
    Oosaka – 逢坂 0
    Shiratori – 白鳥 5886
    Saionji – 西園寺 79
    Himuro – 氷室 307
    Kamij? – 上条 2609
    Hiragi – 柊 143
    Mitarai – 御手洗 1439
    Watanuki – 四月一日 1
    Natsui – 夏井 1399
    Kitashirakawa – 北白河 0
    Suzumiya – 涼宮 0(1)
    Chitanda – 千反田 0
    Senjougahara – 戦場ヶ原 0
    Araragi – 蘭 297
    Minamoto – 源 1192
    Minamoto – 皆本 282
    Mizumoto – 水元 1149
    Minamoto – 湊本 109
    Nanmoto – 南本 493
    Tsukumo – 九十九 192 
    Ayanokouji – 綾小路 11
    Kisaragi – 如月 8
    Rokujou – 六条 39
    Izayoi – 十六夜 1
    Hatsune – 初音 10
    ~院(-in) 1297
    ~寺(-ji) 28775
    ~寺(except Onodera(小野寺))5578
    Shiranui – 不知火 1
    Yuuki – 結城 5916
    Sakuragi – 桜木 2230
    Ayanami – 綾波 0(1)

    It seems like the name searching site has a problem with copy and paste, so I re did the search for Oosaka(逢坂) again. Sorry all Oosaka(逢坂) out there. But I just can’t find Suzumiya(涼宮)…
    So if 0 is counted as 1
  • There’re that many Araragi(阿良々木) huh
  • There are less Shiratori(白鳥) than I thought
    I have two friend with that name
  • Really? Suzumiya0(涼宮0)?
  • There are around 11 Suzumiya(鈴宮) household…
    but not these two variation though (凉宮 涼宮)…
  • Well 0 doesn’t mean there is none, so that’s why there are so much of these random names
  • It’s annoying since you can find them if you look for them
  • Speaking of which, I’ve never met a Tanaka(田中) before
  • Tsurugi(剣) 59
    Igarashi(五十嵐) 39590

    Tanaka(田中) is 4th in the nation but I don’t see it often though
    because of location maybe?
    it’s kind of fun when you look for it
    especially names like Fran or Miranda lol

Source

I’ve never seen any of the name listed even once…well looking at the number I guess that’s about right. With the low birth rate problem Japan currently is facing right now, I’m concern that these minor last name will disappear. On the other hand, first name you see in anime seems to be catching up in life (Previous article).

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