coolest names for stuff

Record of Lodoss War

Shining Force

Magic Knight Rayearth


Mega Drive

Radiant Silvergun

Yellow Magic Orchestra



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hm, lots of japan in my list. what u got

The Silver Case

Killer 7

death metal

buster sword

also this game I saw as a “coming soon” in the back of famitsu once but which never came our or even properly got announced: Living High ↑ Killing Low ↓

I really liked that the Xbox One X abbreviated as XBOX. Even better is the fact that nobody used that acronym.

Amplifier Worship

Number Girl

SaGa Frontier


Anarchism Is Not Enough

The Savage Detectives

Live At The Witch Trials

Red Harvest

Savage Messiah

Let The Corpses Tan

Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell

No Room At The Morgue

The Fox From Up Above And The Fox From Down Below

No Longer Human

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Epexegesis (also candidate for coolest opening line)

nice list, when composing my list i did not include entries from the art form, of the written word, the mortal enemy of video games, also known as, “books”, due to the fact that it felt crass to include The Library of Babel on a list containing the band Bongripper.

because i'm a big time dumbass i'm often drawn to stuff that has a cool sounding title, because it can set a good vibe for a story, that can really propel you through it, so for example in reading like Tlon, Uqbar, Orbus Tertius, i'm reading it and going, hm, ok, i'm not really getting it, but yeah this is cool, hm ok, something something idealism, ok that was cool.

so i like Tlon, I like The Circular Ruins, I like The Garden of Forking Paths, I like The South.


In a Grove
Spinning Gears
Barn Burning

all those giallo films with wild titles like

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Four Flies on Grey Velvet

from Shuji Terayama, who had a knack for great titles (see: [Emperor Tomato Ketchup](

"Let the corpses tan", such a rad name for anything

a lot of german doesn't literally translate well but all time band name. Bargeld is a true poet.

jenny's mom

Sega had great names for their arcade board line. Actually, I think that arcade board names are super fun and very Insert Credit in general because they are extremely arcane knowledge to the vast majority of anyone who ever interacts with them. The NAOMI and Ring Edge are my favorites.

Taito's _NESiCAxLive_ is another good one to imagine hearing (because I'm pretty sure I've never heard it spoken out loud). I would shorten it to "Nesica" because I think if anyone ever said "Nesica Cross Live" out loud, they either work for Taito marketing or are a cop.

@antillese#18899 wow Ring Edge is very cool


@tapevulture#18851 it can set a good vibe for a story

yeah with you on this

new wave SF maximalist titles were something else

And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side
The Snows Are Melted, The Snows Are Gone
Love Is the Plan the Plan is Death
The Girl Who Was Plugged In
Up the Walls of the World
The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
Shattered Like a Glass Goblin
The Whimper of Whipped Dogs
Revealed at Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! And You Don't Look So Terrific Yourself
The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge
The Executioner of the Malformed Children
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
The Splendor and Misery of Bodies, of Cities


@yeso#18920 Shattered Like a Glass Goblin






@tapevulture#18773 Number Girl



@wickedcestus#18953 yeah not sure how to take that one. the lyrics are pretty ambiguous, kind of just scattered imagery, as is typical of them. part of me wants to say, “well the other guitar player was a girl, she must have been OK with it” but sadly even that's not always the case with these things

Ceaseless Discharge

coolest From Software boss/enemy names could probably be its own thread...I might edit a few more in later!


@tapevulture#18959 The cadence of the title is always stuck in my head to the point where i forget that the words of the title are creepy.

I, too, once analyzed the lyrics after questioning what the intent of the song is, and came away with a similar impression of "not sure where they were going with this one but i'll give them the benefit of the doubt i suppose."