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22nd Jun '16 7:53:40 PM GregPagano
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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where she and Anna break out of this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', since Linda picked him up, Blu almost never went outdoors, and had trouble socializing with other birds.
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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where she and Anna break out of this.
22nd Jun '16 3:06:42 PM Josef5678
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While the hikikomori phenomenon is similar to shut-in behaviour in other countries [[note]]with some similarities to AspergersSyndrome and other traits in the autism spectrum; but those are neurological, not neurotic[[/note]], the Japanese culture seemingly enables its extremes. In the West, parents are expected to tell their "adult-child" to get a life, or if they have the funds (and believe in the power of medicine) they'd get their offspring a psychiatrist if they're having mental troubles. In Japan, it's shameful to have a child who requires a doctor or a psychiatrist, or even to apply for welfare; hikkis are simply kept secret. The strong tradition of taking care of family members makes a Japanese parent wash a shut in's clothes or at least bring food to his room door, enabling the most extreme forms of shutting in. For those who have no family at hand to provide them, every city has little 24/7 shops and ubiquitous vending machines, allowing them to go out when as few people as possible are on the streets and enabling the possibility of never seeing a human face at all.

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While the hikikomori phenomenon is similar to shut-in behaviour in other countries [[note]]with some similarities to AspergersSyndrome UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome and other traits in the autism spectrum; but those are neurological, not neurotic[[/note]], the Japanese culture seemingly enables its extremes. In the West, parents are expected to tell their "adult-child" to get a life, or if they have the funds (and believe in the power of medicine) they'd get their offspring a psychiatrist if they're having mental troubles. In Japan, it's shameful to have a child who requires a doctor or a psychiatrist, or even to apply for welfare; hikkis are simply kept secret. The strong tradition of taking care of family members makes a Japanese parent wash a shut in's clothes or at least bring food to his room door, enabling the most extreme forms of shutting in. For those who have no family at hand to provide them, every city has little 24/7 shops and ubiquitous vending machines, allowing them to go out when as few people as possible are on the streets and enabling the possibility of never seeing a human face at all.
7th Jun '16 8:41:23 PM DeckardCanine
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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where her and Anna break out of this.

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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where her she and Anna break out of this.
28th May '16 9:43:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of ''ThePretender'' had Jarod helping a woman who had not left her home since being raped a second time. This was actually intentional on the rapist's part, as the second rapist was actually the ''first'' rapist, who attacked her again because she had been recovering from the first assault.

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* An episode of ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' had Jarod helping a woman who had not left her home since being raped a second time. This was actually intentional on the rapist's part, as the second rapist was actually the ''first'' rapist, who attacked her again because she had been recovering from the first assault.
26th May '16 6:46:16 AM Minni128
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* In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so. Naturally, the girl she adopted stated that she doesn't know why she's so shy and, in most portrayals of this trope, she hardly goes outside.

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* In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so. Naturally, the girl she adopted stated that she doesn't know why she's so shy so, and, in most portrayals of this trope, as chapter five seems to point to, she hardly goes outside.is afraid of being afraid of going outside. In conjunctions with her being shy and having a fear of being outside, she seems to have some kind of disorder.
24th May '16 9:32:55 AM Minni128
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*In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so. Naturally, the girl she adopted stated that she doesn't know why she's so shy and, in most portrayals of this trope, she hardly goes outside.
13th May '16 5:23:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* Mejiro of ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' is an unseen resident of the Nunnery whose social anxiety disorder means she never leaves her room and only communicates with the other girls via written notes she slips under the door.

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* Mejiro of ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' is an unseen resident of the Nunnery whose social anxiety disorder Social Anxiety Disorder means she never leaves her room and only communicates with the other girls via written notes she slips under the door.door.
* Ito from ''Anime/{{Punchline}}'' is one due to [[spoiler:bullying]]. She was [[IHaveNoSon disowned]] by her father for dropping out of school. This caused her to move away and [[MinorLivingAlone live by herself]]. Ito doesn't leave her house much.
26th Apr '16 10:56:08 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Leopard of ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' has the distinction of being anime's first hikikomori AI.

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* Leopard of ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'' has the distinction of being anime's first hikikomori AI.
21st Apr '16 9:51:23 AM inuyasharules31
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* Amanuma Shinichi from ''Manga/MekkoRarekko'' became one after [[spoiler: he was tortured by a group of students because he turned one into the teachers. This caused him to believe that everyone has a dark side to them that they were hiding and when he transferred to Taishou's class, he tortured him just like when they were in first grade.]]
28th Mar '16 3:18:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Mejiro of ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' is an unseen resident of the Nunnery whose social anxiety disorder means she never leaves her room and only communicates with the other girls via written notes she slips under the door.

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* Mejiro of ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' is an unseen resident of the Nunnery whose social anxiety disorder means she never leaves her room and only communicates with the other girls via written notes she slips under the door.
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