Policies:Character Names

Name Orders

The Western naming order is preferred over the Eastern order.

This means that forenames will precede surnames.


  • Kanda Yu > Yu Kanda


The spellings given in the official fanbooks are considered canon and must be used.

We use Viz translated titles in this wiki, as it's easy to understand for new users. We only use fan-translated titles until an official Viz release is published, at which point names and article titles will be updated according to the official release.

Although we use Viz Media's title translations, we mostly use names from the fanbooks. If Viz's translation does not match the fanbooks, it will not be used on the wiki. We prefer to use the Japanese fanbook versions, instead of Viz's translations of character books, unless there is evidence to suggest it isn't correct.


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