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''[[Pani Poni Dash!]]''
 
''[[Pani Poni Dash!]]''
   

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Naruto

The Sasuke Retrieval Squad is a five-man band mined from four groups of 3-person five-man-bands. Some hats get swapped in the process.

The LeaderShikamaru
The LancerNaruto
The ChickChouji
The Smart GuyNeji
The Big GuyKiba
Sixth RangerRock Lee
Team PetAkamaru

And in the Konoha History Arc

The LeaderShikamaru
The LancerNaruto
The Smart GuySakura
The Big GuyChoji
The ChickIno
Sixth RangerSasuke

Shippuden tends to fall this way:

The HeroNaruto
The LancerSai
The Smart GuyKakashi
The Big GuyYamato
The ChickSakura
The Sixth RangerShikamaru

Ninin ga Shinobuden

The HeroShinobu
The LancerSasuke
The Big GuyOnsokumaru
The Smart GuyMiyabi
The ChickKaede

Noein: To Your Other Self

The HeroYu Goto
The LancerIsami Fujiwara
The Big GuyAi Hasebe
The Smart GuyMiho Mukai
The ChickHaruka Kaminogi

One Piece: The Straw Hat Pirates

The HeroLuffy
The LancerZoro
The Big GuySanji (Also occasional Smart Guy), Franky and Chopper when he's in his chunky form
The Smart GuyUsopp, Robin, and Chopper (when he's being a doctor), sometimes Nami
The ChickNami, sometimes Usopp
Tagalong Kid & Team PetChopper
Team Mom/Cool Big SisRobin (initially a Sixth Ranger); previously Nami also held this position.
Sixth RangerBrook

And now we have the Jailbreak Gang, with some elements from a Five-Bad Band as well:

The HeroLuffy
The LancerMr. 2 Bon Kurei
The Big GuyJinbei
The Smart GuyBuggy & Ivankov
The ChickMr. 3
Token Evil TeammateCrocodile
The DragonMr. 1
Sixth RangerInazuma, who is Ivankov's Lancer.

Ojamajo Doremi

The HeroDoremi
The LancerOnpu
The Smart GuyHazuki
The ChickMomoko
The Big GuyAiko
Sixth RangerHana-Chan
Tagalong KidPop

Ouran High School Host Club

The HeroTamaki
The LancerKyouya (also The Smart Guy)
The Big GuyMori and Hani
The Smart GuyHikaru and Karou (who are also a bit of a The Lancer)
The ChickHaruhi (also the Sixth Ranger)
Tagalong KidHoney

Outlaw Star

The HeroGene Starwind
The LancerJim Hawkings (also The Smart Guy)
The Big GuyAisha ClanClan (also The Lancer)
The Smart GuyGilliam (also the Team Pet)
The ChickMelfina
Sixth RangerTwilight Suzuka (even though she actually joined the crew before Aisha did)

Alternate,

The HeroGene Starwind
The LancerAisha ClanClan
The Big GuyTwilight Suzuka
The Smart GuyJim Hawkings
The ChickMelfina
Team PetGilliam

Pani Poni Dash!

The HeroRebecca Miyamoto
The LancerHimeko Katagiri
The Big GuyMiyako Uehara
The Smart GuyRei Tachibana
The ChickSayaka Suzuki
The Generic GuyKurumi Momose
Sixth RangerMedia
Token Evil TeammateIchijou
Team PetMesousa

Paradise Kiss

The HeroineYukari "Caroline" Hayasaka
The LancerJouji "George" Koizumi
The Big GuyArashi Nagase
The Smart Guy Daisuke Isabella Yamamoto
The ChickMiwako Sakurada
Sixth RangerHiroyuki Tokumori

Petite Princess Yucie

The HeroYucie
The LancerGreta
The Big GuyElmina
The Smart GuyCocoloo
The ChickBeth
Sixth Ranger The judge who represents the Magic World

Pokémon

Hero WannabeAsh Ketchum
Lancer-in-ChiefPikachu
The Smart GuyBrock
The Big GuyTogepi
The ChickMisty

Powerpuff Girls Z

The HeroMomoko/Blossom/Hyper-Blossom
The Lancer / The Big GuyKaoru/Buttercup/Powered Buttercup
The ChickMiyako/Bubbles/Rolling Bubbles
The Smart Guy/Tagalong KidKen
Mentor ArchetypeProfessor Utonium
Team PetPoochi/Peach
Sixth RangerShirogane Z (Mojo Jojo mistakenly believes that is one)


Prétear - Leafe Knights

The HeroHayate
The LancerSasame
The Big GuyGo
The Smart GuyKei
Tagalong KidsMannen, Hajime, and Shin
The Chick / Eighth RangerHimeno (she's been chosen by the Leafe Knights)
Team PetTippi

The Prince of Tennis - Seigaku version (again, more charas than in the usual Five Man Band, but they take turns at one or another role. This counts for all teams.)

The HeroTwo: Ryoma Echizen and Kunimitsu Tezuka
The LancerTakeshi Momoshiro (Echizen's Lancer), Shuusuke Fuji (Tezuka's)
The Big Guy(s)Eiji Kikumaru (also The Hero), Kaoru Kaidoh, Takashi Kawamura
The Smart GuySadaharu Inui
The ChickSyuichirou Oishi (also The Lancer to Eiji when they play)
Team Pet(s) and Tagalong Kid(s)Sakuno, Tomoka, the first years
The MentorRyuzaki-sensei, sometimes Nanjirou and Yamato

The Prince of Tennis - Hyoutei version

The HeroKeigo Atobe
The Lancer(s)Ryo Shishido and Yuushi Oshitari
The Big GuyMunehiro Kabaji
The Smart GuyYuushi Oshitari
The Chick(s)Gakuto Mukahi, Choutarou Ohtori (as the "nice one" or "mediator")
Sixth RangerHiyoshi Wakashi
Sacrificial LambHaginosuke Taki (actually "executed" by Shishido, to get back on the team)
The MentorTarou Sakaki

The Prince of Tennis - Fudomine version

The Hero and The MentorKippei Tachibana
The LancerAkira Kamio
The Big GuyTetsu Ishida
The Smart GuyShinji Ibu
The Chick(s)Masaya Sakurai, Kyousuke Uchimura, Tatsunori Mouri (mostly by default, but they have potential to fill other roles)
Team PetAn Tachibana

The Prince of Tennis - Rikkaidai version

The HeroSeiichi Yukimura
The LancerGenichirou Sanada
The Big GuyAkaya Kirihara (inversion via Unstoppable Rage since he's not as tall as the rest of the team members)
The Smart GuyMasaharu Niou, Hiroshi Yagyuu, Bunta Marui (self-proclaimed genius) and Renji Yanagi (The Genius Bruiser Yanagi is the most standard version, but Yagyuu and Niou are two dangerous Masters Of Disguise, and Niou is a Master of Illusion)
The ChickJackal Kuwahara (Team Mom version)
Tagalong KidShiita Urayama

The Prince of Tennis - Shitenhouji version

The HeroKuranosuke Shiraishi
The LancerKenya Oshitari (Lightning Bruiser)
The Big Guy(s)Gin Ishida (Genius Bruiser) and Kintarou Tooyama (not big, but he's ridiculously strong and a Genius Ditz Wild Child)
The Smart Guy(s)Koharu Konjiki and Hikaru Zaizen
The ChickYuuji Hitouji (by default)
Sixth RangerSenri Chitose
The MentorOsamu Watanabe

The Prince of Tennis - Yamabuki version

The Anti-HeroJin Akutsu
The LancerKiyosumi Sengoku
The Big Guy(s)Masami Higashikata, Kentarou Minami
The Smart Guy(s)Nitobe and Kita
The Chick and Team PetTaichi Dan
Sixth RangerTouji Muromachi
Trickster MentorMikiya Banda (aka Banji)

The Prince of Tennis - Seigaku's Tagalong Kids can be seen as a Five-Man Band, themselves

The Hero and The ChickSakuno Ryuzaki
The LancerTomoka Osakada
The Big GuySatoshi Horio
The Smart GuyKatsuo Mizuno
The (other) ChickKachirou Kato

Princess Tutu - Near the end

The HeroMytho
The LancerPrincess Tutu
The Big GuyAutor
The Smart GuyFakir
The ChickRue

Psycho Busters - The young phychics

The HeroKakeru
The LancerJoi
The Big GuyKaito
The Smart GuyXiao Long
The ChickAyano

Psyren - The main group of Drifters

The HeroAgeha
The LancerOboro
The Big GuyHiryuu (of the Genius Bruiser variety)
The Smart GuyKabuto
The ChickSakurako (but rather of the Lady of War kind)
The MentorMatsuri

Psyren - The Elmore kids

The HeroFredrica (sometimes The Lancer to Marie)
The LancerShao (also The Smart Guy)
The Big GuyKyle
The ChickMarie (sometimes The Hero)
The MedicVan
The Sixth RangerAgeha
The MentorTenjuin Elmore

Puella Magi Madoka Magica - subverted like hell, naturally

The Hero / The ChickKaname Madoka
The LancerMiki Sayaka
The Big GuyAkemi Homura
The MentorTomoe Mami
Team PetKyuubey
Sixth RangerSakura Kyouko

Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Spin-Off, Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, has the Pleiades Saints.

The HeroSaki Asami (clearly the one in charge)
The LancerNico Kanna (with some elements of The Smart Guy)
The Smart GuyUmika Misaki (with some elements of The Lancer)
The Big GuyKaoru Maki and Mirai Wakaba
The ChickSatomi Usagi
The HeartKazumi (formerly The Hero)
Team Pet Jubey

Real Bout High School - The Shinsengumi

The HeroRyoko Mitsurugi (The main character of the series)
The LancerAoi Asahina (Devout Catholic and Yamato Nadeshiko of sorts who knows G is in there somewhere)
The Big Guy(s)Megumi Momoi and Xiaoxing Huang (Tough grappler who puts herself though Training From Hell (with a pitching machine) and a tiny Anime Chinese Girl with Instant Knots)
The Smart GuyMidori Misato (The Cracker as a good guy)
The ChickAsuka Kuronari (Wannabe ninja; Extremely emotional)
The Tagalong KidHitomi Yuuki (Ryoko's best friend)

The Record of a Fallen Vampire - Bridget's original group

The HeroBridget (has elements of The Smart Guy as well)
The LancerRenka
The Big GuyFuuhaku (he's the physically biggest character in the series, though we never see what he looks like underneath)
The ChickEthel (he's several centuries younger than all the members except Yuki)
The Sixth RangerYuki

Record of Lodoss War - Parn's Party

The HeroParn (Hot-blooded upstart swordsman. Originally wants to clear his father's name; later moves up to saving the world in general.)
The LancerEtoh (Cleric; heals wounds, specializes in fighting ethereal demons. Shades of the Tagalong Kid.)
The Big GuyGhim (Standard axe-wielding dwarf warrior. Makes up in strength what he lacks in height. Failure Knight.)
The Smart GuySlayn (Wise wizard, old friend of Ghim. Occasionally pulls double duty as The Mentor.)
The ChickDeedlit (High elf fencer/elementalist. Parn's girlfriend.)
Sixth RangerWoodchuck (Morally ambiguous thief, joins up last. Knife Nut.)

Revolutionary Girl Utena - The Student Council functions like a warped version of a Five Man Band:

The HeroTouga (he's definitly not the Hero, but he's good at looking like one)
The LancerSaionji
The Big GuyJuri
The Smart GuyMiki
The ChickNanami

Robotech: Second Generation (Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross)

The HeroDana Stirling (Jeanne Francaix))
The LancerSean Phillips (Charles de Etouard)
The Big GuyAngelo Dante (Andrejz Slawski)
The Smart GuyLouie Nichols (Louis Ducasse)
The ChickBowie Grant (Bowie Emerson)

Robotech: Third Generation (Genesis Climber Mospeada)

The HeroScott (Stick) Bernard
The LancerRand (Ray)
The Big GuyLunk (Jim Austen)
The Smart GuyLancer (Ironically)
The ChickRook
Tagalong KidAnnie (Mint)

Romeo X Juliet - The Capulet Resistence

The HeroineJuliet Fiamatta Asto Capulet
The Lancer and The Big GuyCurio
The Smart GuyFrancisco
The ChickCordelia (Team Mom)
Tagalong KidAntonio (though he's more action-oriented than most) and later, Regan
The Mentor(s)Conrad (Team Dad), Lady Ariel, Ariel's son, Willy
Sixth Ranger(s)Tybalt, Romeo
Sacrificial Lamb Dr. Lancelot (who had traces of The Smart Guy)
Sixth Ranger Traitor Camilo

Ronin Warriors

The HeroRyo
The LancerAlternatively Sage/Seiji and Cye/Shin, though the former better fits the mold
The Big GuyKento/Shuu
The Smart GuyRowen/Touma (ostensibly)
The ChickMia/Nasuchi (Team Mom, also a bit of The Smart Guy and The Strategist thanks to her booksmarts. At times, Cye/Shin could also qualify.)
Team PetWhite Blaze/Byakuen
The Sixth Ranger Anubis/Shuten, followed by Kayura
The MentorThe Ancient One/Kaosu
Tagalong KidYuli/Jun

Rosario to Vampire - The Newspaper Club

The HeroTsukune/Inner Moka
The LancerKurumu
The Big GuyMizore/Kokoa
The Smart GuyRuby/Yukari
The ChickOuter Moka
The Sixth RangerGin/Fongfong

Rose of Versailles

The HeroOscar Francois de Jarjayes (the local Action Girl and main character)
The LancerAndre Grandier (Oscar's childhood friend and borderline Morality Pet. He's more agreeable than most Lancers, though)
The Big GuyAlain de Soissons (to whom Oscar applies Defeat Means Friendship)
The Smart GuyBernard Chatelet (fast in making plans and strategies, an Intrepid Reporter)
The ChickRosalie Lamorliere (Oscar's close friend, very emotional and sensitive)

Rurouni Kenshin

The HeroKenshin
The LancerSanosuke
The Big GuyYahiko (a Bratty Half-Pint who can take one heck of a beating)
The Smart Guy (Genius Bruiser)Saito
The Chick(s)Kaoru, Misao
The Sixth RangerAoshi
The MentorHiko
The MedicMegumi
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