Don't Call Me Shorty!: The Nicknames of Anime

What's in a name? It's the title everyone you interact with knows you by and is a unique way to identify yourself, but the issue with names is that you rarely get to choose them for yourself. Parents do their best to pick something fitting, and even when their choice doesn't pan out, there's always nicknames to fall back on. But then, of course, some nicknames have a way of going wrong. If you leave them up to your friends, you may end up with “Booger, “Short Stuff,” or something equal unflattering with the intention of some old fashioned humbling and humiliating fun. Just ask the many characters of anime and manga!

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