Challenge.. accepted,” says Ethan with a proud face but is actually hiding his insecurities.

First of all, I’d like to thank Pinkie from Pinkie’s Paradise for tagging me with this challenge and Dewbond from Shallow Dives in Anime, for coming up with this really interesting idea.

But before I start this, I’d like to turn this into a challenge for you as well,” Ethan made a rude remark, assuming everyone would just play along with him.

So, I’m gonna give my take on each of these anime inside a quoted and italized form, along with the genre tags that it belongs to. The answers will be revealed after 5 tittles. And now, it’s up to you to take a shot and guess, see if it’s a hit or a miss.

Let’s think!  quoted Ethan from a tv series.



  • Choose up to five anime, manga or visual novel series that have a short title.
  • Light novels that have shorter titles (Date A Live for example) are also allowed.
  • Give these series a new title based on those classic overly long Light Novels we love!
  • If someone has already picked a series you wanted. It’s ok! Let’s see your own take on the title!
  • Link back to the original post.
  • Include Give It a Light Novel Title in your tags so everyone including myself (Dewbond) can find them all easily.
  • Nominate around 1-6 bloggers.



None of these light novel tittles truly represent what these anime are about, so take it with a grain of salt and have fun guessing! Also, I de-capitalize all the tittles because I think it’d be too awkward to read them in a proper capitalized manner. And also, there’s a reason why only the cover page has an image, and why these sentences are weirdly-structured.


5 anime with short (about 10 words) titles :

“ that time i woke up in a high-school-afterlife, almost killed by a girl named Tenshi, and recruited into a group of misfits to fight against destiny. ”

Tags: Action, Comedy, Drama, School, Supernatural


“ this is the story of a short boy who can win a volleyball match with both his eyes closed. ”

Tags: Comedy, Sports, Drama, School, Shounen


“ i opened an application, and a snake bit my neck! ”

Tags: Action, Mystery, Shounen


“ great! could you give me your name so that i can write it down in this notebook here? ”

Tags: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen


“ me? they call me stone.. doctor stone. ”

Tags: Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen


Answers (in order of appearance):

  • Angel Beats!
  • Haikyuu!!
  • Darwin’s Game
  • Death Note
  • Dr. Stone


“ How many of it did you guess correctly? 3 out of 5, 4 or perhaps a perfect 5?

“ I hope you had fun and some chuckles, because I’m afraid I’m gonna end it her—,” concludes Ethan before he is so rudely interrupted by a flash mob dancing to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ and holding a sign that says.. 

‘Bonus round!

Shocked, Ethan continues with..

15 more anime with longer titles:

“ the day a yellow octopus became our homeroom teacher. ”

Tags: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen


“ she plays acoustic guitar and i play piano keyboard, together we fight against a music world dominated by AI. ”

Tags: Drama, Music, Sci-fi


“ in order for something to be obtained, something of equal must be lost. ”

Tags: Action, Military, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen


“ cells, i hear them talking inside of me; trillion of them, at the same time. ”

Tags: Comedy, Shounen


“ my karuta, my passion, my efforts and my unwavering determination to win the tittle of Queen. ”

Tags: Drama, Game, Josei, School, Slice of Life, Sports



  • Assasination Classroom
  • Carole & Tuesday
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Cells at Work
  • Chihayafuru


“ the day i, a yakuza became a father figure for a blue-haired girl that came out of a cylindrical capsule in my living room. ”

Tags: Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural


“ i type letters with my metallic hands, and can kill an enemy in a blip. ”

Tags: Slice of Life, Drama, Fantasy


“ ‘we are the most ambitious isekai crossover ever!’, says aqua.

Tags: Comedy, Fantasy, Parody


“ the day when a meteorite fell, and i woke up in a Tokyo boy’s body. ”

Tags: Makoto Shinkai


“ master shiroe, is it all right if i knee this weirdo in the face? ”

Tags: Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy



  • Hinamatsuri
  • Violet Evergarden
  • Isekai Quartet
  • Your Name
  • Log Horizon


“we are a group of detectives who dive into subconcious minds of serial killers, also, i am a brillant detective. ”

Tags: Mystery, Police, Psychologial, Sci-fi


“ i am a salaryman stuck inside a virtual reality game as a wizard lord, and i am really, really overpowered ( although half of the time, i have no idea what i am doing ). ”

Tags: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural


“ stop resisting and just let us scan your crime coefficient! ”

Tags: Action, Sci-fi, Police, Psychological


“ the day my mom got eaten by a titan. ”

Tags: Sasha nervously eating apple


“ i took a girl on a bookshop date, but she tries to eat me as i walk her home. ”

Tags: Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Seinen



  • ID: Invaded
  • Overlord
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Attack on Titan
  • Tokyo Ghoul



No joking. No judging. No limits.

To everyone and anyone who’s interested and able to do this without breaking the rules, come forward and answer this challenge,challenged Ethan to everyone who’s reading this, with a serious look on his face, where he in fact, is the one who broke the rules in this section.


End notes:

“ Best of luck, ” cheered Ethan with his right hand raising a champagne glass filled with green tea, to anyone who is up to this challenge next.