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25th Jun '16 9:19:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' -- [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. The show's creators introduced one episode by saying that they needed better ratings, and as a result there would be no men in the episode, and all the women would be wearing swimsuits.

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* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' -- ''Anime/ExcelSaga'': [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. The show's creators introduced one episode by saying that they needed better ratings, and as a result there would be no men in the episode, and all the women would be wearing swimsuits.



* There is a beach episode to ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' . It is light on female fanservice however Takeo gets the FemaleGaze a lot due to his girlfriend Yamato squealing over his physique. Takeo gets mad at the other boys for wanting to stare at girls swimsuits, insisting swimsuits are for swimming in and nothing else. The episode ends with Takeo and Yamato almost having their FirstKiss, though their friends ruin it.

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* There is a beach episode to ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' . It is light on female fanservice however Takeo gets the FemaleGaze a lot due to his girlfriend Yamato squealing over his physique. Takeo gets mad at the other boys for wanting to stare at girls swimsuits, swimsuits (they believe the whole point of visiting the beach is to look at the girls), insisting swimsuits are for swimming in and nothing else. The episode ends with Takeo and Yamato almost having their FirstKiss, though their friends ruin it.



* Episode 11 of ''Anime/OreMonogatari'' is a Beach Episode, and side characters are used to humorously acknowledge the trope, saying that the whole point of the beach is to see girls in swimsuits.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. There is a Beach Episode that features guys in bathing suits, but the one main female character is of course in a T-shirt and shorts, as she cannot reveal her gender. This was compensated for by having the club's customers prance about in swimwear. HilarityEnsues? Well, not really. Instead, [[spoiler:Kyouya acts like a creepy sexual offender, and Tamaki teaches Haruhi a [[ValuesDissonance vaguely sexist]] lesson]].

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* Episode 11 of ''Anime/OreMonogatari'' is a Beach Episode, and side characters are used to humorously acknowledge the trope, saying that the whole point of the beach is to see girls in swimsuits.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
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There is a Beach Episode that features guys in bathing suits, but the one main female character is of course in a T-shirt and shorts, as she cannot reveal her gender. This was compensated for by having the club's customers prance about in swimwear. HilarityEnsues? Well, not really. Instead, [[spoiler:Kyouya acts like a creepy sexual offender, and Tamaki teaches Haruhi a [[ValuesDissonance vaguely sexist]] lesson]].



* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has one non-traditional beach chapter. Middle schooler Maho wants to visit the beach with her boyfriend but her OverprotectiveDad won't let her go out alone with him. He makes him take her younger sibling, much to her annoyance. We never see Riku, Maho, or Nitori in swimwear and the chapter actually mostly takes place on the train to the beach. It features one of the most notable instances of Maho showing she cares for her little sister, when she freaks out over the thought someone 'mistook' Nitori for a girl and kidnapped her.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' has one a non-traditional beach chapter. Middle schooler Maho wants to visit the beach with her boyfriend but her OverprotectiveDad won't let her go out alone with him. He makes him them take her along Maho's younger sibling, much to her annoyance. We never see Riku, Maho, or Nitori in swimwear and the chapter actually mostly takes place on the train to and from the beach. It features one of the most notable instances of Maho showing she cares for her little sister, when she freaks out over the thought someone 'mistook' Nitori for a girl and kidnapped her.






* ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Sunshine]]'' is set on the tropical Isle Delfino. Two of the stages are calm, relaxing beaches (one of which even has a hotel).

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* ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Sunshine]]'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' is set on the tropical Isle Delfino. Two of the stages are calm, relaxing beaches (one of which even has a hotel).



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' does this in both series. In the first, they're children, and it's summer vacation, so there's nothing surprising about them going to the beach (and a water park). In ''[[TimeSkip Alien Force]]'', they're teenagers, and it's apparently later in the year (as everyone's normal day clothes have long sleeves, a jacket, etc), but they still find a reason to go to a lake and splash around for five minutes. Suprisingly enough however, it only lasts a few seconds; no episode is ''entirely'' about them being at the beach.
** ''Con of Rath'' subverts the trope by having the three protagonists ''about'' to go to the beach... then an alien ambassador comes to ask them for a mission. According to Gwen, this situation happens quite often when they try to go to the beach.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' does this in both series. In the first, they're children, and it's summer vacation, so there's nothing surprising about them going to the beach (and a water park). In ''[[TimeSkip Alien Force]]'', they're teenagers, and it's apparently later in the year (as everyone's normal day clothes have long sleeves, a jacket, etc), but they still find a reason to go to a lake and splash around for five minutes. Suprisingly enough however, it only lasts a few seconds; no episode is ''entirely'' about them being at the beach.
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beach. ''Con of Rath'' subverts the trope by having the three protagonists ''about'' to go to the beach... then an alien ambassador comes to ask them for a mission. According to Gwen, this situation happens quite often when they try to go to the beach.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Hot Buttered Eds. Eddy attempts to get his "spot" at the swimming hole back from Kevin, and Edd freaks out lack of sunscreen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Hot Buttered Eds.Eds, though it doesn't take place on a beach. Eddy attempts to get his "spot" at the swimming hole back from Kevin, and Edd freaks out lack of sunscreen.


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* Unlike [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender its predecessor]], ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had no beach themed episodes. In an early episode however the characters did swim in an indoor pool. Apparently fashions have become more conservative in the past several decades as the boys wear {{Old Timey Bathing Suit}}s instead of being shirtless.
20th Jun '16 12:24:59 PM rixion
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* ''VideoGames/CrisisCoreFinalFantasyVII'' has a beach level, in which the protagonist Zack is ambushed by amphibious enemies while relaxing at the beach, and, lacking his trademark giant sword, is forced to improvise with a beach umbrella.
8th Jun '16 9:25:41 PM PolarManne
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* The 18th[[note]]19th, technically; ''beatmania IIDX substream'' is not part of the numbering scheme[[/note]] installment of ''{{beatmania}} IIDX'', ''beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem'', is primarily themed around tropical resorts and beaches. Naturally, promotional art of it consists of the female DJ characters in bikinis. Many songs introduced in ''Resort Anthem'' are themed around summer vacation, such as "Golden Palms", "Everlasting Resort", the [[BonusBoss Extra Stage]] Latin-esque song "ANTHEM LANDING", and the [[BrutalBonusLevel One More Extra Stage]] song "Shakunetsu[[note]]Scorching[[/note]] Beach Side Bunny". Ironically, the game was released on September 15, 2010, right around the end of the summer season.

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* The 18th[[note]]19th, technically; ''beatmania IIDX substream'' is not part of the numbering scheme[[/note]] installment of ''{{beatmania}} IIDX'', ''beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem'', is primarily themed around tropical resorts and beaches. Naturally, promotional art of it consists of the female DJ characters in bikinis. Many songs introduced in ''Resort Anthem'' are themed around summer vacation, such as "Golden Palms", "Everlasting Resort", the [[BonusBoss Extra Stage]] Latin-esque song "ANTHEM LANDING", and the [[BrutalBonusLevel One More Extra Stage]] song "Shakunetsu[[note]]Scorching[[/note]] "灼熱 Beach Side Bunny".Bunny[[note]]The first two characters are read as Shakunetsu, meaning scorching[[/note]]". Ironically, the game was released on September 15, 2010, right around the end of the summer season.
30th May '16 7:41:45 PM C2
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon''. TheNineties {{shojo}} anime has at least one Beach Episode per season. Notably, the one for ''Sailor Moon R'' was [[MissingEpisode absent]] not only from the Creator/DiC dub, but also from the [[Creator/Section23Films ADV Films]] uncut DVD release; the incident is often presented as "the creators didn't like it", however it's possible that [=DiC=] simply decided to not even bother with this episode and didn't acquire it (ADV apparently used the same masters). The episode ''is'' rather silly: it isn't a part of the season's main storyline, and involves Chibi-Usa and what appears to be a baby plesiosaur.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon''. TheNineties {{shojo}} anime has at least one Beach Episode per season. Notably, the one for ''Sailor Moon R'' was [[MissingEpisode absent]] not only from the Creator/DiC dub, but also from the [[Creator/Section23Films ADV Films]] uncut DVD release; the incident is often presented as "the creators didn't like it", however it's possible that [=DiC=] simply decided to not even bother with this episode and didn't acquire it (ADV apparently used the same masters).masters; the episode was released as part of the Creator/VizMedia dub). The episode ''is'' rather silly: it isn't a part of the season's main storyline, and involves Chibi-Usa and what appears to be a baby plesiosaur.
25th May '16 7:03:00 PM Clbull
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* ''Manga/Suzuka'' has a beach episode of sorts (Episode 12 of the anime) where Yamato and the others visit a water park after being offered free tickets. Rather than being shoe-horned in as fanservice, the trip to the pool actually serves as a plot device to develop the love triangle between Yamato, Honoka and Suzuka further.

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* ''Manga/Suzuka'' {{Suzuka}} has a beach episode of sorts (Episode 12 of the anime) where Yamato and the others visit a water park after being offered free tickets. Rather than being shoe-horned in as fanservice, the trip to the pool actually serves as a plot device to develop the love triangle between Yamato, Honoka and Suzuka further.
25th May '16 7:01:35 PM Clbull
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* ''Manga/Suzuka'' has a beach episode of sorts (Episode 12 of the anime) where Yamato and the others visit a water park after being offered free tickets. Rather than being shoe-horned in as fanservice, the trip to the pool actually serves as a plot device to develop the love triangle between Yamato, Honoka and Suzuka further.
20th May '16 7:33:25 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''Manga/KOn'' managed to impressively fit ''two'' into a fourteen-episode season (episode 4 and episode 9), separated by an in-universe year.

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* ''Manga/KOn'' managed to impressively fit ''two'' into a fourteen-episode season (episode 4 and episode 9), separated by an in-universe year. The second season (''K-On!!'') only did a single pool-based episode (despite having more episodes to play with). However they compensated by doing a MaidCafe sequence in another episode.
20th May '16 7:31:36 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Xtreme Beach Volleyball'' and its sequel are the video game equivalent of this.

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* The ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Xtreme Beach Volleyball'' and its sequel Xtreme'' spinoff series are the video game equivalent of this.this (as the parent series was already notorious for its {{Fanservice}}, ''Xtreme'' exists to put that front and center instead of make it merely the enticement). Also counts as GoKartingWithBowser since it's possible to pair characters who don't like each other in the proper canon together.
13th May '16 6:42:40 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'': Germany, Italy, and Japan get shipwrecked on a tropical island and don't seem to mind too much. They actually enjoy themselves. In another strip, America and England are both stranded together, both [[{{Tsundere}} being themselves]].

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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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Germany, Italy, and Japan get shipwrecked on a tropical island and don't seem to mind too much. They actually enjoy themselves. In another strip, America and England are both stranded together, both [[{{Tsundere}} being themselves]].



* Subverted in episode 6 of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''. Marika and Mami are ready to go to the beach... only for Misa and Kane to pike up Marika to fill out a few trees' worth of paperwork.

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Subverted in episode 6 of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''.6. Marika and Mami are ready to go to the beach... only for Misa and Kane to pike up Marika to fill out a few trees' worth of paperwork.



* ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' also involves such an episode. In the manga, it is stated that Nobuhiro Watsuki originally did not plan to do it, but insistent letters from fans and encouragement from his staff eventually won him over. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjVjWP2T8eE Bravo Kiss]] and Papillion wearing Film/{{Borat}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE-F_I-ebcg swimsuit]]? What's not to like?
** Of course, this also [[{{Subversion}} directly leads into the wham episode of the next arc]], with serious consequences for the rest of the series. Just not, perhaps, all of the episode.

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* ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' also involves such an episode. In the manga, it is stated that Nobuhiro Watsuki originally did not plan to do it, but insistent letters from fans and encouragement from his staff eventually won him over. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjVjWP2T8eE Bravo Kiss]] and Papillion wearing Film/{{Borat}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE-F_I-ebcg swimsuit]]? What's not to like?
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like? Of course, this also [[{{Subversion}} directly leads into the wham episode of the next arc]], with serious consequences for the rest of the series. Just not, perhaps, all of the episode.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'' got one, complete with Erza wearing a bikini and a hot dress (they went to a casino after, double win anyone?) and Lucy getting tied up in a rope (bended backwards even).

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** ''Fairy Tail''
got one, complete with Erza wearing a bikini and a hot dress (they went to a casino after, double win anyone?) and Lucy getting tied up in a rope (bended backwards even).



* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' has one featuring not only humor, but also some degree of plot as the guys went there not just to relax and have a good view of girl booty, but to train. In fact, Ippo realizes one of his early flaws (lack of leg strength) there.

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* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'':
** ''Hajime No Ippo''
has one featuring not only humor, but also some degree of plot as the guys went there not just to relax and have a good view of girl booty, but to train. In fact, Ippo realizes one of his early flaws (lack of leg strength) there.


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* There is a beach episode to ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' . It is light on female fanservice however Takeo gets the FemaleGaze a lot due to his girlfriend Yamato squealing over his physique. Takeo gets mad at the other boys for wanting to stare at girls swimsuits, insisting swimsuits are for swimming in and nothing else. The episode ends with Takeo and Yamato almost having their FirstKiss, though their friends ruin it.
4th May '16 2:13:59 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' had a few, including one where Timmy tries to become the strongest person on the beach to impress his love life, and one where Timmy and his parents come to the beach for a vacation but decide they are lost.
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