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26th Jun '17 12:36:57 PM ScrewySqrl
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In an ironic twist, in North American anime fandom, it has completely flipped meanings. Instead, "Christmas Cake" is applied to ''highly desirable'' women near/over 25, with message board arguments over who is best. No examples of this latter day meaning will be added here.
21st Jun '17 7:31:45 PM Shaxarok
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***Additionally, played with by Sae, who seems utterly disgusted when something to this effect is implied, told to use time off to look for a husband as she's rather late to having one.
19th May '17 8:02:06 PM mouschilight
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** There's also Tsunade, though of course she only ''looks'' young because of a special seal that storing chakra in her forehead, giving her a youthful appearance. She's really quite old but she never bothers to look for marriage [[spoiler: Though considering two of the men she did love died, you can't blame her.]]

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** There's also Tsunade, though of course she only ''looks'' young because of a special seal that storing chakra in her forehead, giving her a youthful appearance. She's really quite old but she never bothers to look for marriage marriage. [[spoiler: Though considering two of the men she did love died, you can't blame her.]]
19th May '17 8:00:45 PM mouschilight
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** Shizune, as shown in one of ''Naruto Shippuden''s {{omake}}s where she whines about how she's unmarried at age 31, unlike Kurenai who has already a boyfriend. [[spoiler: Becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment when said boyfriend, Asuma, dies.]]

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** Shizune, as shown in one of ''Naruto Shippuden''s ''Shippuden'''s {{omake}}s where she whines about how she's unmarried at age 31, unlike Kurenai who has already a boyfriend. [[spoiler: Becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment when said boyfriend, Asuma, dies.]]



** There's also Tsunade, though of course she only ''looks'' young because of a special seal that storing chakra in her forehead, giving her a youthful appearance. She's really quite old but she never bothers to look for marriage [[spoiler: Though considering two of the men she did loved died. You can't blame her.]]
** This is even called out in the final chapter when the former Hokages have a get together and this subject comes up for Tsunade and Mei, with both expressing it's "too late for them" when it comes to romance.

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** There's also Tsunade, though of course she only ''looks'' young because of a special seal that storing chakra in her forehead, giving her a youthful appearance. She's really quite old but she never bothers to look for marriage [[spoiler: Though considering two of the men she did loved died. You love died, you can't blame her.]]
** This is even called out in the final chapter when the former Hokages have a get together get-together and this subject comes up for Tsunade and Mei, with both expressing it's "too late for them" when it comes to romance.
30th Apr '17 12:51:30 PM nombretomado
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* The thirty year old Muffy from the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series. She's always lamenting her failure with men (one of them even dumped her specifically because of her age), and in the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS,'' her parents even try to arrange a marriage for her (n the American version, they just try setting her up on a blind date)! She's also one of the available marriage candidates in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' -- in DS, she'll also eventually end up marrying Griffin if the player doesn't marry her, though in ''A Wonderful Life,'' she and Griffin will merely remain in a state of perpetual [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]].

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* The thirty year old Muffy from the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series. She's always lamenting her failure with men (one of them even dumped her specifically because of her age), and in the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS,'' her parents even try to arrange a marriage for her (n the American version, they just try setting her up on a blind date)! She's also one of the available marriage candidates in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' -- in DS, she'll also eventually end up marrying Griffin if the player doesn't marry her, though in ''A Wonderful Life,'' she and Griffin will merely remain in a state of perpetual [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]].
21st Apr '17 8:35:10 PM theknack101
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* Shura Kirigakure from the anime adaptation of ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is hinted to be this when Yukio starts to say what age she will turning this year. He gets an empty beer can thrown at his forehead for his troubles, but not before he says enough of the word to make it seem like he was going to say 26 or 27.

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* Shura Kirigakure from the anime adaptation of ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is hinted to be this when Yukio starts to say what age she will turning this year. He gets an empty beer can thrown at his forehead for his troubles, but not before he says enough of the word to make it seem like he was going to say 26 or 27. Turns out there's a good reason she never bothered getting married. [[spoiler:Due to a magical contract made with her ancestor, she will die at the age of 30. Once freed from said contract, she later mentions she is going to a dating party.]]
19th Apr '17 9:49:59 PM jamespolk
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* ''Late Spring'' (1949), by the renowned director Yasujirō Ozu, is all about this. The 27-year-old heroine has remained unmarried to take care of her widowed father. All her male friends and colleagues are either married or engaged. However, she's quite happy in her life. It's her family members who worry, and eventually set her up with a nice man from her university. Her dad even pretends he's about to remarry so she won't worry about him.

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* ''Late Spring'' ''Film/LateSpring'' (1949), by the renowned director Yasujirō Ozu, Creator/YasujiroOzu, is all about this. The 27-year-old heroine has remained unmarried to take care of her widowed father. All her male friends and colleagues are either married or engaged. However, she's quite happy in her life. It's her family members who worry, and eventually set her up with a nice man from her university. Her dad even pretends he's about to remarry so she won't worry about him.
16th Apr '17 12:31:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Ms. Noriko Kashiwagi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', who is immediately fingered as one of these in her introduction and later is so delusional about her looks that she competes in a ''high school'' beauty contest and genuinely acts surprised at her loss. One could say she is an {{Expy}} of [[Manga/DearS Mitsuka Yoshimine]].
* In the earlier ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', this was deconstructed with Ulala. In contrast to Maya's success as an editor and her luck with men, Ulala, on top of being aimless, has been repeatedly swindled by a slew of boyfriends and is stuck in a dead-end job as a lingerie saleswoman. [[spoiler:Her jealousy of Maya reaches to the point that she drunk-dials JOKER to take Maya out and is cursed by him in the process. Thankfully, the curse is dispelled by Katsuya, Baofu, and Maya herself, and Ulala eventually undergoes some serious CharacterDevelopment. By the end of the game, she's much happier and more secure of herself, and has gotten a better job as Baofu's partner in his new investigation firm.]]
* Discussed in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}''. One of the potential LoveInterests, Sadayo Kawakami, has a second job in a [[PlatonicProstitution Maid Service]] that requires her to put on an [[TheIngenue sweet and naive act]] for her clients. Because she's older, this makes it harder for her to pull off, and as result, she doesn't get many customers. As such, she gives this as justification for why she's ok with the Protagonist using her service, despite being his homeroom teacher.

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* Ms. ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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Noriko Kashiwagi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', who is immediately fingered as one of these in her introduction and later is so delusional about her looks that she competes in a ''high school'' beauty contest and genuinely acts surprised at her loss. One could say she is an {{Expy}} of [[Manga/DearS Mitsuka Yoshimine]].
* ** In the earlier ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona2'', this was deconstructed with Ulala. In contrast to Maya's success as an editor and her luck with men, Ulala, on top of being aimless, has been repeatedly swindled by a slew of boyfriends and is stuck in a dead-end job as a lingerie saleswoman. [[spoiler:Her jealousy of Maya reaches to the point that she drunk-dials JOKER to take Maya out and is cursed by him in the process. Thankfully, the curse is dispelled by Katsuya, Baofu, and Maya herself, and Ulala eventually undergoes some serious CharacterDevelopment. By the end of the game, she's much happier and more secure of herself, and has gotten a better job as Baofu's partner in his new investigation firm.]]
* ** Discussed in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}''.''VideoGame/Persona5''. One of the potential LoveInterests, Sadayo Kawakami, has a second job in a [[PlatonicProstitution Maid Service]] that requires her to put on an [[TheIngenue sweet and naive act]] for her clients. Because she's older, this makes it harder for her to pull off, and as result, she doesn't get many customers. As such, she gives this as justification for why she's ok with the Protagonist using her service, despite being his homeroom teacher.
30th Mar '17 9:12:54 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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Buying a cake for Christmas is a [[ChristmasInJapan Japanese tradition]]. But these cakes have a definite expiration date -- no one wants to eat Christmas cake after December 25th. And no matter how attractive a woman is, it's said, no Japanese male will want to [[DoubleStandard marry her after she's 25]]. Thus, "'''Christmas Cake'''" is used as a metaphor term for a woman rendered unmarriageable because she is past the freshness of her youth; roughly equivalent to "OldMaid." It's a common trope for a character to at least be surprised that another isn't married yet by this age. Even when the writers are sympathetic to the character, nagging to marry will still come from someone, usually her parents.

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Buying a cake for Christmas is a [[ChristmasInJapan Japanese tradition]]. But these cakes have a definite expiration date -- no one wants to eat Christmas cake after December 25th. And no matter how attractive a woman is, it's said, no Japanese male will want to [[DoubleStandard marry her after she's 25]]. Thus, "'''Christmas Cake'''" "Christmas Cake" is used as a metaphor term for a woman rendered unmarriageable because she is past the freshness of her youth; roughly equivalent to "OldMaid." It's a common trope for a character to at least be surprised that another isn't married yet by this age. Even when the writers are sympathetic to the character, nagging to marry will still come from someone, usually her parents.
23rd Mar '17 11:55:25 PM XFllo
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* ''Late Spring'' (1949), by the renowned director Yasujirō Ozu, is all about this, but a bit subverted and downplayed. The 27-year-old heroine has remained unmarried to take care of her widowed father. All her male friends and colleagues are either married or engaged. However, she's quite happy in her life. It's her family members who worry, and eventually set her up with a nice man from her university. Her dad even pretends he's about to remarry so she won't worry about him.

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* ''Late Spring'' (1949), by the renowned director Yasujirō Ozu, is all about this, but a bit subverted and downplayed.this. The 27-year-old heroine has remained unmarried to take care of her widowed father. All her male friends and colleagues are either married or engaged. However, she's quite happy in her life. It's her family members who worry, and eventually set her up with a nice man from her university. Her dad even pretends he's about to remarry so she won't worry about him.
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