Anime can have simple titles like Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Berserk, and Naruto. However, as more and more light novels become anime adaptations, the titles of some series have become unreasonably lengthy. A series releasing sometime in July has this name, My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World. That title is literally 17 words long…and that folks aren’t even the longest titles we’ve seen! Today folks we examine the Top 10 Anime With Ridiculously Long English Titles and see just how long an anime title can be! Take a deep breath and journey with us as we try to fit these titles on a singular list!
10. Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2019 – September 2019
Masato Oosuki feels like his mom—Mamako—is extremely clingy and too overprotective mother. Poor Masato just wants a small break from her and gets an opportunity when he’s selected to be thrown into an RPG world as an adventurer. Unfortunately, Masato finds his freedom to be short-lived when Mamako joins him and the two discover this experimental game was made to help moms and their kids get along! Now our hero Masato will need to journey with his mom and find a way to win the game…but is he the hero or is his overpowered mom the true heroine of this game!?
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks isn’t a bad anime and isn’t the worst or best of our list but if you think this wordy title is a lot…just wait. Acting like a meme/parody of isekai anime, Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks is goofy and quite comedic which makes it a decent anime to binge, especially if you’re tired of the usual isekai themes. Plus, Mamako is a mom who will become your next waifu as she is sexy and quite gorgeous making her every appearance so valuable.
9. My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: October 2013 – December 2013
Absolute Choice, is a power forced upon high school boy Kanade Amakusa and while it sounds really cool to a God chose him for this ability…it’s not. Kanade has found himself at the whims of this absurd power when he is placed into lewd and perverse situations in his daily life. Despite the curse that is Absolute Choice, Kanade just wants a normal high school life…but is that even possible? Well, that won’t happen when a strange girl literally falls from the sky and begins to make his daily life even more bizarre!
Do you ever go into some anime wondering what the title even is trying to convey? Understandable, some anime titles like Durarara and Toradora belong to some great anime series but don’t exactly explain what you’re about to watch. My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy kind of gives you the entire synopsis faster than even we can. Acting as an ecchi comedy, My Mental Choices is laugh-out-loud-inducing and filled with nosebleed-inducing scenes which is always a good thing for us otaku! Just the title might have been a bit too on the nose…
8. SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2015 – September 2015
Disgusted with the perverted nature of the world, new laws are placed in Japan that change the nation by removing…sexual content from the populous! Citizens are given collars and are watched to prevent their actions from being overly deprived. Not everyone is okay with this oppressive lifestyle and has made it their mission to restore ecchi content in the daily life of Japan. Ayame Kajou has decided to don a pair of white panties as her mask and now throws out perverted images for all those to enjoy…her mission might be risky but she doesn’t care. It’s time to get those sexual thoughts right and ready!
SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist might not be a horror story—as we can’t imagine a real-world like this—but is one heck of a comedy/ecchi anime that made our list for two reasons. One, this show is incredible as we’ve sat down a few times and watched it in one sitting. Two, the title is 12 words long...why we don’t know but we are only at entry 8 on our list and this is already that long of a title!? All that aside, SHIMONETA—as it's shortened to—is a blast of a series and well worth your time…just don’t give people you recommend it to the full title as that will take a good few moments of your own time.
7. Anohana, We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: April 2011 – June 2011
When Meiko “Menma” Honma died…several childhood friends found themselves separating and living their lives apart. Several years have passed and the original group leader, Jinta Yadomi has gone into a secluded life after Menma’s death but that’s why he’s suddenly confused to now see Menma standing before him despite being dead. With her sudden reappearance, Jinta will find himself regathering his old friends and trying to restore their lost bond. However, can Jinta also restore what he lost all those years ago when Menma died?
Translated for English audiences, Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day isn’t longer than most of the titles we’ve written about so far. Yet, if you look at the literal translation of Anohana you get this lengthy title, AnoHana, We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day which is quite wordy. Anohana is a drama series that will make you cry, laugh, and hold your pillows in utter shock but so will realizing the title could have been 14 words long…which doesn’t fit on a cover as well as just Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.
6. WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2013 – September 2013
Tomoko Kuroki has prepared herself for high school! Entering the world of dating sims, Tomoko has lived numerous lives as different protagonists and has dated a high number of fake boys so she has mastered everything there is to how a high schooler's life should be. Sadly, Tomoko will soon realize none of her practice will actually help her real-life struggle. Introverted and shy, Tomoko will need her support—her friend and brother—to survive this real game that is school…
Another anime that doesn’t hide the central plot due to the obvious title, WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular might have an over-the-top title but the anime is pretty solid. With a comedic cast and some semi-relatable themes, WataMote’s name might push you away if you’re new to the anime world but most anime fans will dive headlong to try this series out. Also, side tip from us here at Honey’s Anime. Don’t use dating sims as a reference to the real world…doesn’t actually help trust us.
5. Banished From The Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in The Countryside
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: October 2021 – December 2021
Gideon is on an important mission. Alongside his sister—who also happens to be the hero—Gideon utilizes his ability to best serve his party to help them avoid danger and a quick demise. Unfortunately, Gideon feels weaker compared to his other party members and ends up deciding to leave the team to live a more comfortable life in the country as a shopkeeper for medical goods. Now under the new name Red, our former adventurer will try to find peace but when you originally were an important party member in an epic quest can you ever really escape your destiny?
Hang on to your chairs readers. Banished From the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life The Country Side—as we take a second to rub our hands after writing that—is an extremely long titled series that was released not too long ago. Taking the usual high octane action-adventure genre in a quieter direction, Banished From the Hero’s Party is more like a romance anime with hints of fantasy adventure elements and that isn’t a bad thing in the slightest. We really enjoyed Banished From the Hero’s Party and enjoyed how it didn’t do the usual romance clichés many series like it end up falling for. We just wish the title was shorter as writing it out each time gives us nightmares…
4. The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2020 – September 2020
In order to bring about a long-running war between humans and demons, Demon King Anos Voldigoad surprised his retainers by making the ultimate sacrifice. Through his death, peace would finally be achieved between the kingdoms, and one day he would return to a brighter tomorrow. Two millennia have passed and as promised Anos has been reincarnated but something is amiss in this new era. The people seem to remember who made the sacrifice differently and peace seems a bit skewed. Determined to see this new world remember his name once more, Anos sets forth to make those who forgot him remember who the true ruler once was!
The Misfit of Demon King Academy was one of our favorite 2020 anime but we can’t deny this series' full name is something akin to reading a paragraph. The literal full name for this series is as follows, The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnated and Goes to School with His Descendants…that is the actual full name of the series believe it or not. While it literally is the title—again one of those names that let you know what you’re about to watch—we did like the series and felt it had one of the cooler protagonists of recent memory. We just don’t dig the long, long name that seems redundant.
3. WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2017 – June 2017
During a blood-drenched battle, humanity was on the losing side. Willem Kmetsch saw this and to give humans a chance, he went towards a large beast to find himself frozen in time. 5 centuries passed and Willem remerges from his icy prison to discover the world has changed…and not for the better. Humanity has gone to the sky to attempt to escape complete extinction and relies now on women that are considered weapons. Unable to fight like he once did, Willem must protect these little women who humanity has relied on to stave off complete annihilation…but is this war worth the loss of life?
When we first heard of this title…we didn’t actually know if it was an anime or a set of questions. WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Is literally three questions mashed together for an anime title…why…we have no clue, to be honest. The questions do make some sense when you watch the show—it is a spectacular anime—but as far as calling this a good anime title, that is pushing it.
2. Story in Which I was Kidnapped by a Young Lady’s School to be a Sample of the Common People
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2015 – December 2015
Kimito Kagurazaka has a weird fetish that he tries to hide, he loves men’s muscles. Yes, he does love the opposite sex but men’s muscles just make him go crazy. Well…sadly for Kimito this fetish has caused a school to believe he’s not into girls and they have made him a student. Now he has to hide his true feelings and try to survive this insane school which also has a crew of weirdos just waiting to mess with him!
Tied with first place—but not as goofy as number one which is why its number 2 on the list—is an anime we are scared to even have to write. Dubbed Story in Which I was Kidnapped by a Young Lady’s School to be a Sample of the Common People—or shortened to Shomin Sample which makes more sense—this harem comedy isn’t bad and has some solid comedy but that title. We don’t even need to explain what the story is…the title does that for us!
1. If I don’t successfully pick up 420 girls, I am going to die in a lot of different ways.
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: January 2013
There isn’t much to say about If I don’t successfully pick up 420 girls I am going to die in a lot of different ways other than this is a single 2-minute anime episode and was made for literally one purpose. Act as advertising for a light novel release for the actual series. What made this one-episode preview so legendary in the anime community when it was released in January 2013 was its absurdly 19-word title and the fact it was animated by legendary anime studio Trigger…yes the same animation studio responsible for works like Kill la Kill, BNA, and Kiznaiver. It’s really almost a stretch to consider this an anime—but there have been shorter anime works out there— If I don’t successfully pick up 420 girls I am going to die in a lot of different ways is a reason we hope anime titles don’t ever become this long in the future as we don’t want to have to say this title every time out loud…it takes way too much time.
Anime titles—in our opinions—should be simple and not super wordy. Yes, sometimes it can be great for a series to have a ridiculously long name to make people giggle and really boost interest in a series but it can also remove the entire premise of a series before episode 1 even airs. Shorter named series are better in our minds but that’s just our opinion. Do you readers like really long anime titles or side with us? Comment below to sound off and be sure to keep stuck to our short named hive here at Honey’s Anime for even more articles and lists!
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