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* Delinquents and similar street thugs are often-encountered mooks in the ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series. A sidequest in ''Videogame/Yakuza0'' deals with a delinquent-themed rock band whose members are actually rather mild individuals who ask Kiryu to teach them how to act like tough guys.
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* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' sees ComicBook/{{Katana}} wear a modified version of her ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' outfit that evoke the bosozoku variety, wearing an open shirt with a {{sarashi}} covering her breasts.

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* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'' sees ComicBook/{{Katana}} wear a modified version of her ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' outfit that evoke the bosozoku variety, wearing an open shirt with a {{sarashi}} covering her breasts.breasts.
* ''Film/CruelStoryOfYouth'': Kiyoshi is supposed to be a student but he's really a petty criminal hoodlum. He rapes Makoto, also a student. After she falls in love with him, he employs her in a scheme where she attracts wealthy older men, only for Kiyoshi to beat and rob them.
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* The Capsules, Kaneda's [[BadassBiker bosozoku]] gang from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', a rival gang called the Clowns, and many of their classmates.
* ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' is the likely [[FollowTheLeader inspiration]] for the three protagonist examples [[RunningGag above]].



* The class of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' features a small group of delinquent males led by EmptyShell Kazuo Kiriyama. An even smaller group of ''females'' is led by Souma. Both are especially hardcore examples who get involved in serious and violent crime.
* ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}'' features a group of delinquents who terrorize everyone in their path from fellow schoolmates to [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Adults]] with no fear of reprisal (their ability to manipulate characters and to escape karmic retribution is rage-inducing, but largely for how obvious a rage plant they are). Physical and verbal [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] abound, in addition to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide driving a major character's friend to suicide]]]]. These three school kids seem to run their neighborhood, and for all we know the entire country of Japan, with an iron fist [[spoiler: until their reign eventually comes to an end as they are fittingly murdered during the second arc of the series, but]] the sour taste of their deeds doesn't wash out right away, as much a result of the implausibility of their overblown [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] as the heinousness of it.



* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''. If you're not sure what the minor-type is supposed to look like, see the class Onizuka deals with in the first couple of episodes.

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* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''. If you're not sure what ThoseTwoGuys Inukawa and Nekoyama from ''Manga/BokuNoTsukuruSekai''.
* Delinquents are TheUsualAdversaries in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', bullying someone and then [[ButtMonkey getting mauled by
the minor-type is supposed to look like, see title heroine whenever the class Onizuka deals plot needs her to waste time and arrive late at her destination]]. A chapter also features them as the MonsterOfTheWeek's {{Mooks}} (as the youma is purposefully brainwashing ''all'' the delinquents of Tokyo to create an army), with a gang leader (who vented his frustration at never declaring [[TeacherStudentRomance his love for one of his teachers at junior high]]) appearing as Minako's senpai and one of her many loves.
* Subverted for multiple times in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''. Motoharu is ''called'' one and looked like one, but he's more a NiceGuy. This goes with most of the Sanada North's School Council sans the SchoolCouncilPresident; all of them have a serious case of FaceOfAThug despite being actually sensible and well-mannered guys. {{Lampshaded}} when the other school's Student Council arrives at the council room and first thought they went into a delinquents' office by mistake.
* Light kills a delinquent in ''Manga/DeathNote'' while experimenting with its power.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** An attack on girls wearing inappropriately high heels reminds Chief Megure of an older case where some delinquent, long-skirt wearing girls were targets of a hit-and-run driver. [[spoiler:The SoleSurvivor of the case is currently his wife, Midori.]]
** One of the murder suspects
in the first couple of episodes."Timeless Cherry Blossom Love", Kikuna Kagitani, is a foul-mouthed ex-delinquent who still bleaches her hair blond and claims to be able to summon many other girl delinquents to do her bidding.



* Rin's motorcycle gang (and in the manga, the all-female gang led by Miku) in ''Manga/MidoriDays''.



* The "Bancho Rengoku" (Gang Leader Alliance) attacks Momotsuki Gakuen in episode 13 of ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. They consisted of a Girl Ninja, A 50-foot man and ''a talking bull.'' There's also the character of Yanki, who dresses like a delinquent but is just a fat, [[{{Gonk}} goofy-looking]] doofus.

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* The "Bancho Rengoku" (Gang Leader Alliance) attacks Momotsuki Gakuen in episode 13 ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** There is a trio
of ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. They consisted of middle-school-aged yanki wannabes who tried to pick a Girl Ninja, A 50-foot man and ''a talking bull.'' There's fight with Uotani after stalking her for over an hour. Uotani is easily able to talk some sense into them.
** Uo used to be one herself, until Tohru's mother Kyoko (who was
also in a gang when she was her age) convinced her to change her ways and quit the character of Yanki, who dresses like gang. Other students still call her a delinquent but is just though, mostly Kyou, because of the way she dresses.
* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'',
a fat, [[{{Gonk}} goofy-looking]] doofus.gang of delinquents attempt to mess with Sousuke, first by picking a fight with him and then kidnapping Kaname, only to find they are ''not'' prepared to deal with someone like Sousuke. Though to be fair, there aren't many people that ''are'' prepared to deal with [[NoSocialSkills someone]] [[CrazyPrepared like]] [[ChildSoldier Sousuke]].
* Jirô in ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. The other characters sometimes start talking in delinquent slang while he looks at them with [[SweatDrop a pissed expression]] from the background.



* Some secondary characters in ''Manga/SlamDunk'' are delinquents, in a wide range of positions from street gangs to players in rival teams. As mentioned below, the ''main'' character used to be one of these in the past (and is still feared as such).
* ''Case Closed'' a.k.a. ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** An attack on girls wearing inappropriately high heels reminds Chief Megure of an older case where some delinquent, long-skirt wearing girls were targets of a hit-and-run driver. [[spoiler:The SoleSurvivor of the case is currently his wife, Midori.]]
** One of the murder suspects in the "Timeless Cherry Blossom Love", Kikuna Kagitani, is a foul-mouthed ex-delinquent who still bleaches her hair blond and claims to be able to summon many other girl delinquents to do her bidding.
* Jirô in ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. The other characters sometimes start talking in delinquent slang while he looks at them with [[SweatDrop a pissed expression]] from the background.
* Light kills a delinquent in ''Manga/DeathNote'' while experimenting with its power.
* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', a gang of delinquents attempt to mess with Sousuke, first by picking a fight with him and then kidnapping Kaname, only to find they are ''not'' prepared to deal with someone like Sousuke. Though to be fair, there aren't many people that ''are'' prepared to deal with [[NoSocialSkills someone]] [[CrazyPrepared like]] [[ChildSoldier Sousuke]].
* ThoseTwoGuys Inukawa and Nekoyama from ''Manga/BokuNoTsukuruSekai''.
* Episode 17 of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is a spoof of this idea, with Akeno being forced into being a gang leader.

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* Some secondary characters in ''Manga/SlamDunk'' are delinquents, in a wide range of positions from street gangs to players in rival teams. As mentioned below, ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''. If you're not sure what the ''main'' character used minor-type is supposed to be one of these look like, see the class Onizuka deals with in the past (and is still feared first couple of episodes.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'':
** Umezawa starts
as such).
* ''Case Closed'' a.k.a. ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** An attack on girls wearing inappropriately high heels reminds Chief Megure of an older case where some delinquent, long-skirt wearing girls were targets of
this, bullying Ippo alongside his friends. As Ippo becomes better-known as a hit-and-run driver. [[spoiler:The SoleSurvivor of boxer, [[HeelFaceTurn they stop bullying him and become his friends]], and by the case is currently his wife, Midori.end they graduate from highschool [[CharacterDevelopment Umezawa has fully reformed.]]
** One of the murder suspects in the "Timeless Cherry Blossom Love", Kikuna Kagitani, is a foul-mouthed ex-delinquent who still bleaches her hair blond Ippo's fellow boxers Aoki and claims to be able to summon many other girl Kimura were both juvenile delinquents to do her bidding.
* Jirô
in ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. The their backstory, constantly fighting with groups from other characters sometimes start talking in delinquent slang while he looks at them with [[SweatDrop a pissed expression]] from the background.
* Light kills a delinquent in ''Manga/DeathNote'' while experimenting with its power.
* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', a gang of delinquents attempt to mess with Sousuke, first by picking a fight with him and then kidnapping Kaname, only to find
schools. Then they are ''not'' prepared to deal with someone like Sousuke. Though to be fair, there aren't many people that ''are'' prepared to deal with [[NoSocialSkills someone]] [[CrazyPrepared like]] [[ChildSoldier Sousuke]].
* ThoseTwoGuys Inukawa
got beaten up by Takamura and Nekoyama from ''Manga/BokuNoTsukuruSekai''.
* Episode 17 of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is a spoof of this idea, with Akeno
they stopped being forced into being a gang leader.delinquents, instead becoming boxers so that they could defeat Takamura. Well, TRY to defeat him. There's no question that Takamura is leagues above the other two.
* In ''Manga/HelenESP'', Oguri's brother Midou is one, though he ends up reforming.



* In the comedic HighSchoolAU of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/PetitEva'', Unit-01 is depicted as a yankii, and called "Evancho".
* In ''Manga/HelenESP'', Oguri's brother Midou is one, though he ends up reforming.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'''s first drama CD shows that Kotetsu Kaburagi toed the line of delinquency as a teenager, although he'll protest. It's not ''his'' fault that his self-prescribed superhero training required skipping classes to beat up street thugs.



* Rin's motorcycle gang (and in the manga, the all-female gang led by Miku) in ''Manga/MidoriDays''.
* Episode 17 of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is a spoof of this idea, with Akeno being forced into being a gang leader.
* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'':
** Saki Kawasaki fits in the look: [[HugeSchoolgirl tall girl]] with white[=/=]light purple hair, doesn't use all the official uniform and have the attitude, but she's not a delinquent. [[TheProtagonist Hachiman Hikigaya]] seems her as one at the beginning.
** Also happens with Kakeru Tobe at the beginning of the series, in which rumours said he was a delinquent that made havoc in the neighborhood. Elucidate and clear this is one of the first missions of the Service Club, but the fact his look fits here too, starting for being a red-headed bully, doesn't help him too much. In the end he was just a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* In the comedic HighSchoolAU of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/PetitEva'', Unit-01 is depicted as a yankii, and called "Evancho".



* The "Bancho Rengoku" (Gang Leader Alliance) attacks Momotsuki Gakuen in episode 13 of ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. They consisted of a Girl Ninja, A 50-foot man and ''a talking bull.'' There's also the character of Yanki, who dresses like a delinquent but is just a fat, [[{{Gonk}} goofy-looking]] doofus.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has one in the episode "The Bridge Bike Gang", parodying the "Bowzock" gangs of Japan as well as being a PragmaticAdaptation of the Biker trainer class from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.



* ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' is the likely [[FollowTheLeader inspiration]] for the three protagonist examples [[RunningGag above]].
* The class of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' features a small group of delinquent males led by EmptyShell Kazuo Kiriyama. An even smaller group of ''females'' is led by Souma. Both are especially hardcore examples who get involved in serious and violent crime.
* The Capsules, Kaneda's [[BadassBiker bosozoku]] gang from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', a rival gang called the Clowns, and many of their classmates.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** There is a trio of middle-school-aged yanki wannabes who tried to pick a fight with Uotani after stalking her for over an hour. Uotani is easily able to talk some sense into them.
** Uo used to be one herself, until Tohru's mother Kyoko (who was also in a gang when she was her age) convinced her to change her ways and quit the gang. Other students still call her a delinquent though, mostly Kyou, because of the way she dresses.
* ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}'' features a group of delinquents who terrorize everyone in their path from fellow schoolmates to [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Adults]] with no fear of reprisal (their ability to manipulate characters and to escape karmic retribution is rage-inducing, but largely for how obvious a rage plant they are). Physical and verbal [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] abound, in addition to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide driving a major character's friend to suicide]]]]. These three school kids seem to run their neighborhood, and for all we know the entire country of Japan, with an iron fist [[spoiler: until their reign eventually comes to an end as they are fittingly murdered during the second arc of the series, but]] the sour taste of their deeds doesn't wash out right away, as much a result of the implausibility of their overblown [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] as the heinousness of it.
* Subverted for multiple times in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''. Motoharu is ''called'' one and looked like one, but he's more a NiceGuy. This goes with most of the Sanada North's School Council sans the SchoolCouncilPresident; all of them have a serious case of FaceOfAThug despite being actually sensible and well-mannered guys. {{Lampshaded}} when the other school's Student Council arrives at the council room and first thought they went into a delinquents' office by mistake.

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* ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' is the likely [[FollowTheLeader inspiration]] for the three protagonist examples [[RunningGag above]].
* The class of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' features a small group of delinquent males led by EmptyShell Kazuo Kiriyama. An even smaller group of ''females'' is led by Souma. Both
Some secondary characters in ''Manga/SlamDunk'' are especially hardcore examples who get involved delinquents, in serious and violent crime.
* The Capsules, Kaneda's [[BadassBiker bosozoku]] gang
a wide range of positions from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', a street gangs to players in rival gang called teams. As mentioned below, the Clowns, and many of their classmates.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** There is a trio of middle-school-aged yanki wannabes who tried to pick a fight with Uotani after stalking her for over an hour. Uotani is easily able to talk some sense into them.
** Uo
''main'' character used to be one herself, until Tohru's mother Kyoko (who was also of these in a gang when she was her age) convinced her to change her ways and quit the gang. Other students past (and is still call her a delinquent though, mostly Kyou, because of the way she dresses.
* ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}'' features a group of delinquents who terrorize everyone in their path from fellow schoolmates to [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Adults]] with no fear of reprisal (their ability to manipulate characters and to escape karmic retribution is rage-inducing, but largely for how obvious a rage plant they are). Physical and verbal [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] abound, in addition to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide driving a major character's friend to suicide]]]]. These three school kids seem to run their neighborhood, and for all we know the entire country of Japan, with an iron fist [[spoiler: until their reign eventually comes to an end
feared as they are fittingly murdered during the second arc of the series, but]] the sour taste of their deeds doesn't wash out right away, as much a result of the implausibility of their overblown [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] as the heinousness of it.
such).
* Subverted for multiple times in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''. Motoharu is ''called'' one and looked like one, but he's more a NiceGuy. This goes with most of the Sanada North's School Council sans the SchoolCouncilPresident; all of them have a serious case of FaceOfAThug despite being actually sensible and well-mannered guys. {{Lampshaded}} when the other school's Student Council arrives at the council room and ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'''s first thought they went into drama CD shows that Kotetsu Kaburagi toed the line of delinquency as a delinquents' office by mistake.teenager, although he'll protest. It's not ''his'' fault that his self-prescribed superhero training required skipping classes to beat up street thugs.



* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'':
** Umezawa starts as this, bullying Ippo alongside his friends. As Ippo becomes better-known as a boxer, [[HeelFaceTurn they stop bullying him and become his friends]], and by the end they graduate from highschool [[CharacterDevelopment Umezawa has fully reformed.]]
** Ippo's fellow boxers Aoki and Kimura were both juvenile delinquents in their backstory, constantly fighting with groups from other schools. Then they got beaten up by Takamura and they stopped being delinquents, instead becoming boxers so that they could defeat Takamura. Well, TRY to defeat him. There's no question that Takamura is leagues above the other two.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has one in the episode "The Bridge Bike Gang", parodying the "Bowzock" gangs of Japan as well as being a PragmaticAdaptation of the Biker trainer class from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''.
* Delinquents are TheUsualAdversaries in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', bullying someone and then [[ButtMonkey getting mauled by the title heroine whenever the plot needs her to waste time and arrive late at her destination]]. A chapter also features them as the MonsterOfTheWeek's {{Mooks}} (as the youma is purposefully brainwashing ''all'' the delinquents of Tokyo to create an army), with a gang leader (who vented his frustration at never declaring [[TeacherStudentRomance his love for one of his teachers at junior high]]) appearing as Minako's senpai and one of her many loves.



-->'''Whisper''': Roughraff preys on teenagers, turning them into youth offenders. We're talking about sassyness, no-good shenanigans, and reckless tomfoolery. Things [[FormerTeenRebel adults]] look back on [[OldShame and regret]]
* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'':
** Saki Kawasaki fits in the look: [[HugeSchoolgirl tall girl]] with white[=/=]light purple hair, doesn't use all the official uniform and have the attitude, but she's not a delinquent. [[TheProtagonist Hachiman Hikigaya]] seems her as one at the beginning.
** Also happens with Kakeru Tobe at the beginning of the series, in which rumours said he was a delinquent that made havoc in the neighborhood. Elucidate and clear this is one of the first missions of the Service Club, but the fact his look fits here too, starting for being a red-headed bully, doesn't help him too much. In the end he was just a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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-->'''Whisper''': Roughraff preys on teenagers, turning them into youth offenders. We're talking about sassyness, no-good shenanigans, and reckless tomfoolery. Things [[FormerTeenRebel adults]] look back on [[OldShame and regret]]
* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'':
** Saki Kawasaki fits in the look: [[HugeSchoolgirl tall girl]] with white[=/=]light purple hair, doesn't use all the official uniform and have the attitude, but she's not a delinquent. [[TheProtagonist Hachiman Hikigaya]] seems her as one at the beginning.
** Also happens with Kakeru Tobe at the beginning of the series, in which rumours said he was a delinquent that made havoc in the neighborhood. Elucidate and clear this is one of the first missions of the Service Club, but the fact his look fits here too, starting for being a red-headed bully, doesn't help him too much. In the end he was just a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
regret]].



* ''Manga/DelinquentInDrag'' somewhat parodies this, but all the main characters fit.
* For the first half, ''Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon'' plays like an old-school delinquent manga with the lead embodying the demeanor in class.
* The main character in ''Manga/HareluyaIIBoy'' may count as one and he and his group run into a number of these.
* ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' has a whole class of Japanese Delinquents trained to hone their honor and friendship with each other to the point where you can't call them "delinquents" anymore.
* Nearly everyone in ''Manga/RokudenashiBlues'' is a delinquent, although the main characters try not to pick fights.
* Pretty much everybody in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' is a delinquent, although they split their time equally between having [[SeinfeldianConversation odd conversations]] and fighting rival schools.
* Each and every student of Ishiyama High in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. The main character himself is the top delinquent, who rules the entire institution. It's questionable how the school qualifies ''as'' a school seeing as it's basically gang headquarters for all the delinquents in the general vicinity, while the only faculty employees that are on campus is the principal (who doubles as the janitor) and the lunch lady, while the school building has gotten destroyed twice already. And theirs isn't the only delinquent school in the area!
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' gives us [[spoiler: Kida Masaomi,]] ex-leader of the Yellow Scarves, [[spoiler: Ryuugamine Mikado,]] current leader of the Dollars, and Heiwajima Shizuo, when he was in high school, although that wasn't entirely by choice but just all those [[HairTriggerTemper myriad Berserk Buttons flooding to the surface.]]
** Many of the characters here are members of the Dollars, who aren't your usual delinquents since most of them are regular people who joined for kicks. There's another gang of note who are really the only one from the show that really qualifies, the Yellow Scarves, which used to be in power some time ago. Izaya seems to put down [[EvilWeapon Saika's]] [[TheVirus children]] as another faction that has infiltrated the other two.

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* ''Manga/DelinquentInDrag'' somewhat parodies this, but all the main characters fit.
* For the first half, ''Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon'' plays like an old-school delinquent manga with the lead embodying the demeanor in class.
* The main character in ''Manga/HareluyaIIBoy'' may count as one casts of the Hiroshi Takahashi mangas ''Crows'' and he ''Worst'' are almost entirely composed of delinquents, specifically Harumichi Bouya and his group run Tsukishima Hana, the respective protagonists. The opponents they encounter can be divided into a number two distinct groups: Rivals (delinquents who respect the codes of these.
* ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' has a whole class of Japanese Delinquents trained to hone their
honor and friendship with each other to the point where you can't call them "delinquents" anymore.
* Nearly everyone in ''Manga/RokudenashiBlues'' is a delinquent, although the main characters try not to pick fights.
* Pretty much everybody in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' is a delinquent, although they split their time equally between having [[SeinfeldianConversation odd conversations]] and fighting rival schools.
* Each and every student of Ishiyama High in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. The main character himself is the top delinquent, who rules the entire institution. It's questionable how the school qualifies ''as'' a school seeing as it's basically gang headquarters for all the delinquents in the general vicinity, while the only faculty employees that are on campus is the principal (who doubles as the janitor) and the lunch lady, while the school building has gotten destroyed twice already. And theirs isn't the only delinquent school in the area!
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' gives us [[spoiler: Kida Masaomi,]] ex-leader of the Yellow Scarves, [[spoiler: Ryuugamine Mikado,]] current leader of the Dollars, and Heiwajima Shizuo, when he was
companionship in high school, although that wasn't entirely by choice but just all those [[HairTriggerTemper myriad Berserk Buttons flooding to the surface.]]
** Many of the characters here are members of the Dollars, who aren't your usual delinquents since most of them are regular people who joined for kicks. There's another
school gang of note who are really the only one warfare) and Bad Guys (jerks).
* Itsuki "Ikki" Minami
from the show that really qualifies, the Yellow Scarves, which used to be in power some time ago. Izaya seems to put down [[EvilWeapon Saika's]] [[TheVirus children]] as another faction that has infiltrated the other two.''Manga/AirGear''.



* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' has Kanji. See under the Video Game folder.

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* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' The main cast in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu''. The [[FaceOfAThug scariest looking]] of the bunch, however is a MessianicArchetype, and manages to mellow them all down. (Kuroda and Ogisu remain totally useless people, so they do not count). [[strike: Most]]All of the guidance counsellors too.
* Joe Yabuki from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. He's a subversion, thought: he starts the story as a homeless StreetUrchin and
has Kanji. See under never even been in a school. ([[BookDumb Which bites him in the Video Game folder.ass later.]])
* England from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was said to be quite the delinquent as a teen, something which he fervently denies due to his current status as a (self-proclaimed) gentleman. This is also touched in [[HighSchoolAU Gakuen Hetalia]] where in England's official bio it mentions how he had been given such a reputation in the past.
* Sakaki from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is mistaken for one of these: A HugeSchoolgirl + [[TheStoic totally inexpressive]] + unusually skilled athlete + [[CatsAreMean Kamineko hurts her hand]] = everyone assuming she's a Delinquent who loves picking fights for quite a few episodes of the series. During the school athletic festival, she and Kagura even hung a lampshade on it by dressing up as delinquents... ''boy'' delinquents, but delinquents nonetheless.
* ''Be-Bop Highschool'' has the two laid-back main characters.
* Each and every student of Ishiyama High in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. The main character himself is the top delinquent, who rules the entire institution. It's questionable how the school qualifies ''as'' a school seeing as it's basically gang headquarters for all the delinquents in the general vicinity, while the only faculty employees that are on campus is the principal (who doubles as the janitor) and the lunch lady, while the school building has gotten destroyed twice already. And theirs isn't the only delinquent school in the area!
* Rantaro from ''Anime/BeybladeBurst'' has the looks and brash personality. He has a blond pompadour, wears his gakuran open and as a cape (despite the fact that his school doesn't even use uniforms), near permanently keeps a lollipop in his mouth, and has a bandage on his nose.



* Eikichi Onizuka himself, and many others, in ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'''s Boss is a classic anime example.
* Keisuke Takahashi in ''Manga/InitialD'' (he was at one time, anyway... it becomes a minor plot point in Fourth Stage)
* Hayato Gokudera in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' Kyouya Hibari and his followers, though they are also the Disciplinary Committee and are delinquent only in the name of their school which Hibari really really loves. Ironic much?
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'':
** Seiji Sawamura; sure, he gets into fights, argues with teachers, and does horribly in classes, but if you so much as touch one of the students of HIS school, he will punch you through your car.
** And his sister's way tougher than him.
* Sanosuke Sagara in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Though not a school student, he fits in every other respect.

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* Eikichi Onizuka himself, Kodaka, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'', is mistaken for one by his peers due to his naturally-blond hair and many others, in ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'''s Boss is
ostracized as a classic anime example.
* Keisuke Takahashi in ''Manga/InitialD'' (he was at one time, anyway... it becomes a minor plot point in Fourth Stage)
* Hayato Gokudera in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' Kyouya Hibari and
result; his followers, though they are also the Disciplinary Committee and are delinquent only in the name of their school reputation is shown to have some benefits as well, however, which Hibari really really loves. Ironic much?
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'':
** Seiji Sawamura; sure,
he gets into fights, argues with teachers, doesn't mind exploiting.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' has Kouki act like this as a teenager, even dyeing his hair
and does horribly in classes, but if you so much as touch one of the students of HIS school, he will punch you through your car.
** And his sister's way tougher than him.
* Sanosuke Sagara in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Though
having a delinquient girlfriend. Rin is not a school student, he fits in every other respect.impressed by this.



* Souichirou Nagi, Bob Makihara, and Bunshichi Tawara in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Yusuke Urameshi.
** Kazuma Kuwabara fits the trope even better than Yusuke, since not only is he a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but he has an open jacket, wears a "{{Sarashi}}", and has a bright red pompadour.
** Also Asato Kido and Mitsunari Yanagisawa, two of the three relatively minor characters Genkai recruits for a SecretTestOfCharacter and the story arc that follows. They don't have a very big part, but they ''do'' show up in the background for the entire arc.

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* Souichirou Nagi, Bob Makihara, and Bunshichi Tawara in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Yusuke Urameshi.
** Kazuma Kuwabara fits
For the trope even better than Yusuke, since not only is he a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but he has first half, ''Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon'' plays like an open jacket, wears a "{{Sarashi}}", and has a bright red pompadour.
** Also Asato Kido and Mitsunari Yanagisawa, two
old-school delinquent manga with the lead embodying the demeanor in class.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Level 0 street gangs known collectively as "Skill-Out" are depicted in this manner. One
of the three relatively minor characters Genkai recruits for protagonists, Shiage Hamazura, is a SecretTestOfCharacter and former Skill-Out member. Indeed he was rather highly placed, being second-in-command of one of the story arc that follows. They don't have a very big part, but they ''do'' show up largest gangs in the background for city. Kuroko's senior officer in Judgement, Mii Konori, is also a former Skill-Out, although the entire arc.particular gang she belonged to was a rather benign one that didn't commit crimes.
* ''Chameleon'' is all about the main character wanting to be Japan's biggest bancho.



* Ryu from ''Manga/ShamanKing''.
* Itsuki "Ikki" Minami from ''Manga/AirGear''.
* Madoka Ayukawa in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' is an ex-sukeban, and she's still feared and hated due to the bad fame she acquired. In the first episode she takes on and defeats five male delinquents. In a {{filler}} one she has to face a bunch of other girl delinquents who think she has messed around with their leaderess, and [[KickTheDog beat up Hikaru as revenge]]. [[spoiler:It's a misunderstanding, and said leaderess is ''very'' angry when she finds out.]]
* Saki Asamiya from the anime and live-action versions of ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.

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* Ryu from ''Manga/ShamanKing''.
* Itsuki "Ikki" Minami from ''Manga/AirGear''.
* Madoka Ayukawa in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' is an ex-sukeban,
Tomoya Okazaki and she's still feared and hated Youhei Sunohara in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' are known as these, due to their tendency to skip classes. Sunohara's tendencies to pick a fight and be naughty [[ButtMonkey (but always fails)]] doesn't help. However, the bad fame ''real'' delinquent would be Sakagami Tomoyo, who actually became (in)famous for it. By the time the story starts, she acquired. In renounces her delinquency to be eligible to become the first episode she takes on StudentCouncilPresident.
* Pretty much everybody in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' is a delinquent, although they split their time equally between having [[SeinfeldianConversation odd conversations]]
and defeats five male delinquents. In a {{filler}} fighting rival schools.
* Joe Shimamura's original backstory in ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' had him and his friends as
one she has of these. It's {{bowdlerized}} in the new series, where they are {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s instead.
* ''Manga/DelinquentInDrag'' somewhat parodies this, but all the main characters fit.
* [[IdiotHero Masaru Daimon]] of ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' is a ''banchou'' and a street fighter, and it really shows[[note]]the dub {{Bowdlerise}}d this into him being a loosely-defined "ultimate fighter"[[/note]]. He actually needs
to face ''punch'' a bunch Digimon to trigger his [=DigiSoul=], and more often than not his punches do more damage than any of other girl the ally Digimon. Meanwhile, [=BanchouLeomon=] is pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a humanoid lion themed after a ''banchou''; however, he instead fills a [[TheMentor mentor]] role.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' gives us [[spoiler: Kida Masaomi,]] ex-leader of the Yellow Scarves, [[spoiler: Ryuugamine Mikado,]] current leader of the Dollars, and Heiwajima Shizuo, when he was in high school, although that wasn't entirely by choice but just all those [[HairTriggerTemper myriad Berserk Buttons flooding to the surface.]]
** Many of the characters here are members of the Dollars, who aren't your usual
delinquents since most of them are regular people who think she has messed around with their leaderess, and [[KickTheDog beat up Hikaru as revenge]]. [[spoiler:It's a misunderstanding, and said leaderess is ''very'' angry when she finds out.]]
* Saki Asamiya
joined for kicks. There's another gang of note who are really the only one from the anime and live-action versions of ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.show that really qualifies, the Yellow Scarves, which used to be in power some time ago. Izaya seems to put down [[EvilWeapon Saika's]] [[TheVirus children]] as another faction that has infiltrated the other two.



* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Honorable mention: Kagome's trio of friends at school interpret her evasive descriptions of Inu-Yasha as describing a ''yankii'' boyfriend.



* Kenji Harima from ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' fits as one of the major-character type, complete with getting into fights, riding a big bike, and wearing an open jacket.
* Hanamichi Sakuragi and Hisashi Mitsui from ''Manga/SlamDunk''. Mitsui even was a gang leader, and after his [[HeelFaceTurn conversion]] his fellows became supporters of the basketball team.
* Sakaki from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is mistaken for one of these: A HugeSchoolgirl + [[TheStoic totally inexpressive]] + unusually skilled athlete + [[CatsAreMean Kamineko hurts her hand]] = everyone assuming she's a Delinquent who loves picking fights for quite a few episodes of the series. During the school athletic festival, she and Kagura even hung a lampshade on it by dressing up as delinquents... ''boy'' delinquents, but delinquents nonetheless.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) was originally conceived of as a smoker and sukeban leader in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', but in the final published version, the character just kept the pseudo-yankii design of a long skirt and curly hair. This and her unusual height and strength makes people assume she's a delinquent, but in fact she [[TransferStudentUniforms keeps the long skirt from her old school]] because there wasn't [[HugeSchoolgirl anything in her size]], and her curly hair is natural.
* Airs Blue from ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'', a gang leader who gets his hands on the only gun on the Ryvius.
* [[IdiotHero Masaru Daimon]] of ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' is a ''banchou'' and a street fighter, and it really shows[[note]]the dub {{Bowdlerise}}d this into him being a loosely-defined "ultimate fighter"[[/note]]. He actually needs to ''punch'' a Digimon to trigger his [=DigiSoul=], and more often than not his punches do more damage than any of the ally Digimon. Meanwhile, [=BanchouLeomon=] is pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a humanoid lion themed after a ''banchou''; however, he instead fills a [[TheMentor mentor]] role.
* The casts of the Hiroshi Takahashi mangas ''Crows'' and ''Worst'' are almost entirely composed of delinquents, specifically Harumichi Bouya and Tsukishima Hana, the respective protagonists. The opponents they encounter can be divided into two distinct groups: Rivals (delinquents who respect the codes of honor and companionship in high school gang warfare) and Bad Guys (jerks).
* Tomoya Okazaki and Youhei Sunohara in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' are known as these, due to their tendency to skip classes. Sunohara's tendencies to pick a fight and be naughty [[ButtMonkey (but always fails)]] doesn't help. However, the ''real'' delinquent would be Sakagami Tomoyo, who actually became (in)famous for it. By the time the story starts, she renounces her delinquency to be eligible to become the StudentCouncilPresident.
* Jin Akutsu from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* The entire main cast of ''Yankee-Kun to Megane-Chan'' (''Manga/FlunkPunkRumble'' in English translation) is made up of people who are, used to be, or everyone is convinced are delinquents.
* Katsuya Kimura from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Waaay older than he should be for a fifth-grader, smokes, often associates with less than savory elements, openly lusts for [[GagBoobs Miki]], and often the root of [[TooDumbToLive serious trouble]] for Nube and his classmates. Then again, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold that would put his life on the line for [[TrueCompanions his friends]], loves animals, is very kind when you get to know him, and is [[BigBrotherInstinct unbelievably protective]] of his little sister Manami.
* Haruka Minami from ''Manga/MinamiKe'' apparently had a history of delinquency as many characters speak of her having been a 'legendary' ''banchou''. She spends most of her screentime being a [[NiceGirl nice]] MsFanservice, but the [[BewareTheNiceOnes heavy handed way she solves a few problems]] hints that the rumors might be true.



* Eikichi Onizuka himself, and many others, in ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''.



* Yuuichi from ''Anime/MaiHime'' (both the anime and manga, although the circumstances are different in each) used to be a delinquent until he ran into Shiho, who helped him overcome those tendencies and has looked up to him as a "[[BigBrotherWorship big brother figure]]" ever since.

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* Yuuichi ''Hana no Asuka-gumi'' is a wildly popular shoujo variation of this trope.
* The main character in ''Manga/HareluyaIIBoy'' may count as one and he and his group run into a number of these.
* Katsuya Kimura
from ''Anime/MaiHime'' (both ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Waaay older than he should be for a fifth-grader, smokes, often associates with less than savory elements, openly lusts for [[GagBoobs Miki]], and often the anime root of [[TooDumbToLive serious trouble]] for Nube and manga, although his classmates. Then again, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold that would put his life on the circumstances are different in each) used line for [[TrueCompanions his friends]], loves animals, is very kind when you get to be a delinquent until he ran into Shiho, know him, and is [[BigBrotherInstinct unbelievably protective]] of his little sister Manami.
* ''Anime/IdolDensetsuEriko'': Eriko's sempai Yasuko is the archetypal "tough girl",
who helped him overcome those tendencies likes [[ActionGirl fighting]] and has looked up [[BikerBabe motorbikes]], and is mentioned to him have been expelled from school. She's on Eriko's side come what may, though.
* Airs Blue from ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'', a gang leader who gets his hands on the only gun on the Ryvius.
* Keisuke Takahashi in ''Manga/InitialD'' (he was at one time, anyway... it becomes a minor plot point in Fourth Stage)
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Honorable mention: Kagome's trio of friends at school interpret her evasive descriptions of Inu-Yasha
as describing a "[[BigBrotherWorship big brother figure]]" ever since.''yankii'' boyfriend.



* The main cast in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu''. The [[FaceOfAThug scariest looking]] of the bunch, however is a MessianicArchetype, and manages to mellow them all down. (Kuroda and Ogisu remain totally useless people, so they do not count). [[strike: Most]]All of the guidance counsellors too.
* Naruto Uzumaki from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' starts this way at the beginning of the series. He even gets the standard ''yankii'' uniform during the HighSchoolAU ending credits (and the ''Anime/ShippuKonohaGakuenDen'' special that was inspired by it) and wants to be in the yakuza.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Joey Wheeler/Katsuya Jounouchi from ''Anime/YuGiOh'', before the show begins.
** Also, in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma's Gagaga Monsters are based on the concept. (They seem friendlier than most, however.)
* ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' has several, most prominently the female lead, Reina Ryuuzaki, as well as some of her old delinquent friends and rivals as minor characters. The title of the manga is even a pun on Reina's nature as Manabu Tanaka's yankee but dere dere girlfriend ([[IThoughtItMeant rather than her going]] {{yandere}}).
* ''Manga/{{Onidere}}'' is very similar to ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' in this regard, with a delinquent female lead and her gang friends as secondary characters.

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* The ''LightNovel/KagerouDaze'': Invoked (but subverted) by the main cast cast, since they're a gang. Kido especially tries to create this image to appear tough (one pant-leg rolled up to the knee, hood always up, high collar hiding bottom half of her face) and make her gang look cool, but in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu''. reality she's actually very friendly, and quite shy. The [[FaceOfAThug scariest looking]] rest of the bunch, however is a MessianicArchetype, and manages to mellow them all down. (Kuroda and Ogisu remain totally useless people, so gang have minor design details that indicate this kind of image (for example, [[DelinquentHair Momo's two-tone bleached hair]]), but they don't really do not count). [[strike: Most]]All of the guidance counsellors too.
* Naruto Uzumaki from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' starts this way at the beginning of the series. He even gets the standard ''yankii'' uniform during the HighSchoolAU ending credits (and the ''Anime/ShippuKonohaGakuenDen'' special
much that was inspired by it) and wants to be in the yakuza.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Joey Wheeler/Katsuya Jounouchi from ''Anime/YuGiOh'', before the show begins.
** Also, in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma's Gagaga Monsters are based on the concept. (They seem friendlier than most, however.)
* ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' has several, most prominently the female lead, Reina Ryuuzaki, as well as some of her old
would indicate delinquent friends behavior (Kano's ConsummateLiar tendencies not-withstanding).
* Hayato Gokudera in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' Kyouya Hibari
and rivals as minor characters. The title of his followers, though they are also the manga is even a pun on Reina's nature as Manabu Tanaka's yankee but dere dere girlfriend ([[IThoughtItMeant rather than her going]] {{yandere}}).
* ''Manga/{{Onidere}}'' is very similar to ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' in this regard, with a
Disciplinary Committee and are delinquent female lead only in the name of their school which Hibari really really loves. Ironic much?
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Ryuko Matoi admitted she started to pick fights when she very young,
and became a full-blown delinquent by her gang friends first year in high school. One of her adversaries, Uzu Sanageyama used to be one in his middle school days. Mako's uniform as secondary characters.president of the Fight Club, meanwhile, evokes this, consisting of a CoatCape, [[ChainPain chains]], [[BatterUp a nailed bat]], brass knuckles and a clover straw to chew on.
* Madoka Ayukawa in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' is an ex-sukeban, and she's still feared and hated due to the bad fame she acquired. In the first episode she takes on and defeats five male delinquents. In a {{filler}} one she has to face a bunch of other girl delinquents who think she has messed around with their leaderess, and [[KickTheDog beat up Hikaru as revenge]]. [[spoiler:It's a misunderstanding, and said leaderess is ''very'' angry when she finds out.]]
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin In case the title didn't make it clear]], ''Manga/KongohBancho'''s main character (and nearly the entire cast) are delinquents.
* Almost the entire cast (both main characters, minor characters and even one-shot characters) of ''Manga/KyouKaraOreWa'', as the protagonist is one and tends to interact mainly with other delinquents.
* Hatori from ''Manga/{{Life}}''. She's not in a gang, and she doesn't fight people, but she has quite the reputation. Most of it is just rumor though.



* Yuuichi from ''Anime/MaiHime'' (both the anime and manga, although the circumstances are different in each) used to be a delinquent until he ran into Shiho, who helped him overcome those tendencies and has looked up to him as a "[[BigBrotherWorship big brother figure]]" ever since.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'''s Boss is a classic anime example.
* ''Metsuko ni Yoroshiku'' has Akiko and her two friends Yuzu and Kaoru (though Kaoru never takes part in their activities, she just kind of hangs out with them). By the time of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'', they've all become {{Former Teen Rebel}}s. Hilariously, while Kaoru does have bleached hair, she only started doing so after she got married.
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'':
** Seiji Sawamura; sure, he gets into fights, argues with teachers, and does horribly in classes, but if you so much as touch one of the students of HIS school, he will punch you through your car.
** And his sister's way tougher than him.
* Haruka Minami from ''Manga/MinamiKe'' apparently had a history of delinquency as many characters speak of her having been a 'legendary' ''banchou''. She spends most of her screentime being a [[NiceGirl nice]] MsFanservice, but the [[BewareTheNiceOnes heavy handed way she solves a few problems]] hints that the rumors might be true.
* Naruto Uzumaki from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' starts this way at the beginning of the series. He even gets the standard ''yankii'' uniform during the HighSchoolAU ending credits (and the ''Anime/ShippuKonohaGakuenDen'' special that was inspired by it) and wants to be in the yakuza.
* The cast of ''Manga/OresamaTeacher'' is full of them. Pretty much everyone either used to be a delinquent, is a delinquent or is trying to quit being a delinquent. The internal {{justifi|edtrope}}cation being, although being an ElaborateUniversityHigh, Midori ga Oka has a serious enrollment issue. As a result, it accepts nearly any transfee, a lot of them being previously expelled due to this trope.
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' has Kanji. See under the Video Game folder.
* According to the "The Bridge Bike Gang" episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Jessie and James were delinquents as teenagers before becoming Team Rocket (which is {{yakuza}} inspired) members as adults.
* Jin Akutsu from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* SelfDemonstrating/KyokoSakura in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is one of these [[spoiler: by way of PaterFamilicide]]. She's very violent and abrasive, ties her hair with a bandana, and wanders the city stealing food and money to sustain herself while leaving weak people to die and generally causing commotion. [[spoiler: Yet she turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, true to this trope.]]
* Nearly everyone in ''Manga/RokudenashiBlues'' is a delinquent, although the main characters try not to pick fights.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** In an episode of the anime, after Tsukune had been kidnapped by a gang of delinquents (''monster'' delinquents, at that), the main group of girls dresses up as stereotypical high school delinquents to fight the gangsters and save him (though that was more for show than anything else, since it was an idea from resident cosplay fetishist Ruby).
** In the first manga, however, the deliquent gang called Anti-thesis served the main antagonistic group. The Committee of Public Security did count as well, acting like the mafia. [[spoiler:The former group was founded by Kiria Hoshi who used it to spy on the Yokai Gakuen for Fairy Tale, the main antagonistic group of the whole series. Both leaders of the two said groups, Kuyou and Hokuto, joined Fairy Tale later on.]]
* Sanosuke Sagara in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Though not a school student, he fits in every other respect.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) was originally conceived of as a smoker and sukeban leader in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', but in the final published version, the character just kept the pseudo-yankii design of a long skirt and curly hair. This and her unusual height and strength makes people assume she's a delinquent, but in fact she [[TransferStudentUniforms keeps the long skirt from her old school]] because there wasn't [[HugeSchoolgirl anything in her size]], and her curly hair is natural.
* ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' has a whole class of Japanese Delinquents trained to hone their honor and friendship with each other to the point where you can't call them "delinquents" anymore.
* Kenji Harima from ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' fits as one of the major-character type, complete with getting into fights, riding a big bike, and wearing an open jacket.
* Ryu from ''Manga/ShamanKing''.
* Haine from ''Manga/ShinshiDoumeiCross'' spent years as a delinquent, complete with blond hair.



* ''Be-Bop Highschool'' has the two laid-back main characters.
* ''Hana no Asuka-gumi'' is a wildly popular shoujo variation of this trope.
* ''Chameleon'' is all about the main character wanting to be Japan's biggest bancho.
* ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' is a parody of the Delinquent genre, set in Japan's worst school. The school's leader, Hinako, is the school's prettiest (and cleanest) girl and the teacher that's supposed to straight them up turns out to be the biggest bully of them all.
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin In case the title didn't make it clear]], ''Manga/KongohBancho'''s main character (and nearly the entire cast) are delinquents.
* England from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was said to be quite the delinquent as a teen, something which he fervently denies due to his current status as a (self-proclaimed) gentleman. This is also touched in [[HighSchoolAU Gakuen Hetalia]] where in England's official bio it mentions how he had been given such a reputation in the past.



* ''Manga/SlamDunk'':
** Hanamichi Sakuragi before join in the basketball club. His gang also.
** Mitsui becomes this after leaving the team, while DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife. After his [[HeelFaceTurn conversion]] his fellows became supporters of the basketball team.
* Saki Asamiya from the anime and live-action versions of ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.
* Souichirou Nagi, Bob Makihara, and Bunshichi Tawara in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''.
* ''Manga/TonoToIssho'': Maeda Keiji, as the narrator likes to remind us, would be considered one nowadays. Which means that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who rescues stray kittens.
* Ryuuji, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', is similarly feared by most other students due to his intimidating face (the white part of his eyes is unusually large), which he inherited from his father - a violent yakuza.
* ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' is a parody of the Delinquent genre, set in Japan's worst school. The school's leader, Hinako, is the school's prettiest (and cleanest) girl and the teacher that's supposed to straight them up turns out to be the biggest bully of them all.



* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** In an episode of the anime, after Tsukune had been kidnapped by a gang of delinquents (''monster'' delinquents, at that), the main group of girls dresses up as stereotypical high school delinquents to fight the gangsters and save him (though that was more for show than anything else, since it was an idea from resident cosplay fetishist Ruby).
** In the first manga, however, the deliquent gang called Anti-thesis served the main antagonistic group. The Committee of Public Security did count as well, acting like the mafia. [[spoiler:The former group was founded by Kiria Hoshi who used it to spy on the Yokai Gakuen for Fairy Tale, the main antagonistic group of the whole series. Both leaders of the two said groups, Kuyou and Hokuto, joined Fairy Tale later on.]]
* Haine from ''Manga/ShinshiDoumeiCross'' spent years as a delinquent, complete with blond hair.
* Hatori from ''Manga/{{Life}}''. She's not in a gang, and she doesn't fight people, but she has quite the reputation. Most of it is just rumor though.
* Joe Shimamura's original backstory in ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' had him and his friends as one of these. It's {{bowdlerized}} in the new series, where they are {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s instead.
* Another Joe who fits in the delinquent stereotype is Joe Yabuki from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. He's a subversion, thought: he starts the story as a homeless StreetUrchin and has never even been in a school. ([[BookDumb Which bites him in the ass later.]])
* Kodaka, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'', is mistaken for one by his peers due to his naturally-blond hair and ostracized as a result; his reputation is shown to have some benefits as well, however, which he doesn't mind exploiting.
* SelfDemonstrating/KyokoSakura in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is one of these [[spoiler: by way of PaterFamilicide]]. She's very violent and abrasive, ties her hair with a bandana, and wanders the city stealing food and money to sustain herself while leaving weak people to die and generally causing commotion. [[spoiler: Yet she turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, true to this trope.]]
* Ryuuji, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', is similarly feared by most other students due to his intimidating face (the white part of his eyes is unusually large), which he inherited from his father - a violent yakuza.
* ''Manga/TonoToIssho'': Maeda Keiji, as the narrator likes to remind us, would be considered one nowadays. Which means that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who rescues stray kittens.
* Almost the entire cast (both main characters, minor characters and even one-shot characters) of ''Manga/KyouKaraOreWa'', as the protagonist is one and tends to interact mainly with other delinquents.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Level 0 street gangs known collectively as "Skill-Out" are depicted in this manner. One of the three protagonists, Shiage Hamazura, is a former Skill-Out member. Indeed he was rather highly placed, being second-in-command of one of the largest gangs in the city. Kuroko's senior officer in Judgement, Mii Konori, is also a former Skill-Out, although the particular gang she belonged to was a rather benign one that didn't commit crimes.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Ryuko Matoi admitted she started to pick fights when she very young, and became a full-blown delinquent by her first year in high school. One of her adversaries, Uzu Sanageyama used to be one in his middle school days. Mako's uniform as president of the Fight Club, meanwhile, evokes this, consisting of a CoatCape, [[ChainPain chains]], [[BatterUp a nailed bat]], brass knuckles and a clover straw to chew on.
* ''LightNovel/KagerouDaze'': Invoked (but subverted) by the main cast, since they're a gang. Kido especially tries to create this image to appear tough (one pant-leg rolled up to the knee, hood always up, high collar hiding bottom half of her face) and make her gang look cool, but in reality she's actually very friendly, and quite shy. The rest of the gang have minor design details that indicate this kind of image (for example, [[DelinquentHair Momo's two-tone bleached hair]]), but they don't really do much that would indicate delinquent behavior (Kano's ConsummateLiar tendencies not-withstanding).
* The cast of ''Manga/OresamaTeacher'' is full of them. Pretty much everyone either used to be a delinquent, is a delinquent or is trying to quit being a delinquent. The internal {{justifi|edtrope}}cation being, although being an ElaborateUniversityHigh, Midori ga Oka has a serious enrollment issue. As a result, it accepts nearly any transfee, a lot of them being previously expelled due to this trope.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' has Kouki act like this as a teenager, even dyeing his hair and having a delinquient girlfriend. Rin is not impressed by this.
* ''Metsuko ni Yoroshiku'' has Akiko and her two friends Yuzu and Kaoru (though Kaoru never takes part in their activities, she just kind of hangs out with them). By the time of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'', they've all become {{Former Teen Rebel}}s. Hilariously, while Kaoru does have bleached hair, she only started doing so after she got married.
* Rantaro from ''Anime/BeybladeBurst'' has the looks and brash personality. He has a blond pompadour, wears his gakuran open and as a cape (despite the fact that his school doesn't even use uniforms), near permanently keeps a lollipop in his mouth, and has a bandage on his nose.
* According to the "The Bridge Bike Gang" episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Jessie and James were delinquents as teenagers before becoming Team Rocket (which is {{yakuza}} inspired) members as adults.
* ''Anime/IdolDensetsuEriko'': Eriko's sempai Yasuko is the archetypal "tough girl", who likes [[ActionGirl fighting]] and [[BikerBabe motorbikes]], and is mentioned to have been expelled from school. She's on Eriko's side come what may, though.

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* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** In an episode of the anime, after Tsukune had been kidnapped by a gang of delinquents (''monster'' delinquents, at that), the
The entire main group cast of girls dresses ''Yankee-Kun to Megane-Chan'' (''Manga/FlunkPunkRumble'' in English translation) is made up as stereotypical high school delinquents to fight the gangsters and save him (though that was more for show than anything else, since it was an idea from resident cosplay fetishist Ruby).
** In the first manga, however, the deliquent gang called Anti-thesis served the main antagonistic group. The Committee
of Public Security did count as well, acting like the mafia. [[spoiler:The former group was founded by Kiria Hoshi people who are, used it to spy on the Yokai Gakuen for Fairy Tale, the main antagonistic group of the whole series. Both leaders of the two said groups, Kuyou and Hokuto, joined Fairy Tale later on.]]
* Haine from ''Manga/ShinshiDoumeiCross'' spent years as a delinquent, complete with blond hair.
* Hatori from ''Manga/{{Life}}''. She's not in a gang, and she doesn't fight people, but she has quite the reputation. Most of it
be, or everyone is just rumor though.convinced are delinquents.
* Joe Shimamura's original backstory in ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' had him ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' has several, most prominently the female lead, Reina Ryuuzaki, as well as some of her old delinquent friends and his rivals as minor characters. The title of the manga is even a pun on Reina's nature as Manabu Tanaka's yankee but dere dere girlfriend ([[IThoughtItMeant rather than her going]] {{yandere}}).
** ''Manga/{{Onidere}}'' is very similar to ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' in this regard, with a delinquent female lead and her gang
friends as one of these. It's {{bowdlerized}} in secondary characters.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Joey Wheeler/Katsuya Jounouchi from ''Anime/YuGiOh'', before
the new series, where they show begins.
** Also, in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma's Gagaga Monsters
are {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s instead.
based on the concept. (They seem friendlier than most, however.)
* Another Joe who ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Yusuke Urameshi.
** Kazuma Kuwabara
fits in the delinquent stereotype is Joe Yabuki from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. He's a subversion, thought: he starts the story as a homeless StreetUrchin and has never trope even been in a school. ([[BookDumb Which bites him in the ass later.]])
* Kodaka, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'',
better than Yusuke, since not only is mistaken for one by his peers due to his naturally-blond hair and ostracized as a result; his reputation is shown to have some benefits as well, however, which he doesn't mind exploiting.
* SelfDemonstrating/KyokoSakura in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is one of these [[spoiler: by way of PaterFamilicide]]. She's very violent and abrasive, ties her hair with a bandana, and wanders the city stealing food and money to sustain herself while leaving weak people to die and generally causing commotion. [[spoiler: Yet she turns out to be
a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, true to this trope.]]
* Ryuuji,
but he has an open jacket, wears a "{{Sarashi}}", and has a bright red pompadour.
** Also Asato Kido and Mitsunari Yanagisawa, two of
the protagonist of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', is similarly feared by most other students due to his intimidating face (the white part of his eyes is unusually large), which he inherited from his father - a violent yakuza.
* ''Manga/TonoToIssho'': Maeda Keiji, as the narrator likes to remind us, would be considered one nowadays. Which means that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who rescues stray kittens.
* Almost the entire cast (both main characters,
three relatively minor characters Genkai recruits for a SecretTestOfCharacter and even one-shot characters) of ''Manga/KyouKaraOreWa'', as the protagonist is one and tends to interact mainly with other delinquents.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Level 0 street gangs known collectively as "Skill-Out" are depicted in this manner. One of the three protagonists, Shiage Hamazura, is a former Skill-Out member. Indeed he was rather highly placed, being second-in-command of one of the largest gangs in the city. Kuroko's senior officer in Judgement, Mii Konori, is also a former Skill-Out, although the particular gang she belonged to was a rather benign one
story arc that didn't commit crimes.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Ryuko Matoi admitted she started to pick fights when she very young, and became a full-blown delinquent by her first year in high school. One of her adversaries, Uzu Sanageyama used to be one in his middle school days. Mako's uniform as president of the Fight Club, meanwhile, evokes this, consisting of a CoatCape, [[ChainPain chains]], [[BatterUp a nailed bat]], brass knuckles and a clover straw to chew on.
* ''LightNovel/KagerouDaze'': Invoked (but subverted) by the main cast, since they're a gang. Kido especially tries to create this image to appear tough (one pant-leg rolled up to the knee, hood always up, high collar hiding bottom half of her face) and make her gang look cool, but in reality she's actually very friendly, and quite shy. The rest of the gang have minor design details that indicate this kind of image (for example, [[DelinquentHair Momo's two-tone bleached hair]]), but they
follows. They don't really do much that would indicate delinquent behavior (Kano's ConsummateLiar tendencies not-withstanding).
* The cast of ''Manga/OresamaTeacher'' is full of them. Pretty much everyone either used to be a delinquent, is a delinquent or is trying to quit being a delinquent. The internal {{justifi|edtrope}}cation being, although being an ElaborateUniversityHigh, Midori ga Oka has a serious enrollment issue. As a result, it accepts nearly any transfee, a lot of them being previously expelled due to this trope.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' has Kouki act like this as a teenager, even dyeing his hair and having a delinquient girlfriend. Rin is not impressed by this.
* ''Metsuko ni Yoroshiku'' has Akiko and her two friends Yuzu and Kaoru (though Kaoru never takes part in their activities, she just kind of hangs out with them). By the time of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'', they've all become {{Former Teen Rebel}}s. Hilariously, while Kaoru does
have bleached hair, she only started doing so after she got married.
* Rantaro from ''Anime/BeybladeBurst'' has
a very big part, but they ''do'' show up in the looks and brash personality. He has a blond pompadour, wears his gakuran open and as a cape (despite background for the fact that his school doesn't even use uniforms), near permanently keeps a lollipop in his mouth, and has a bandage on his nose.
* According to the "The Bridge Bike Gang" episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Jessie and James were delinquents as teenagers before becoming Team Rocket (which is {{yakuza}} inspired) members as adults.
* ''Anime/IdolDensetsuEriko'': Eriko's sempai Yasuko is the archetypal "tough girl", who likes [[ActionGirl fighting]] and [[BikerBabe motorbikes]], and is mentioned to have been expelled from school. She's on Eriko's side come what may, though.
entire arc.
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** Gentaro Kisaragi of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is ostensibly a LighterAndSofter take on these, though he doesn't belong to a gang and is actually a very friendly guy. He more than fills the "[[AnimeHair ridiculous hair]]" and "good at fighting" requirements, though.

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** Gentaro Kisaragi of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is ostensibly a LighterAndSofter take on these, though this trope, as he doesn't belong to a gang and is actually a very friendly guy. He more than fills the "[[AnimeHair ridiculous hair]]" and "good at fighting" requirements, though.
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* Loafers without socks, or alternatively sandals.

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* Loafers without socks, or alternatively wooden sandals.



The minor, throw-away type is a general blend of everything you'd expect from someone called a delinquent: getting into fights, disturbing the peace, and generally just not getting along with society at large. They are essentially there to [[{{Mooks}} provide trouble for the main cast to clean up]].

The major character type, on the other hand, carries at least some the above traits, but is almost always a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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The minor, throw-away type Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you'd expect from someone called a delinquent: getting into fights, disturbing the peace, and generally just not getting along with society at large. They Their interests, if they have, tend to be mainly baseball, motorbikes and specially ProfessionalWrestling and/or martial arts, due to their penchant for violence and physical fighting. If they are trained practitioners themselves, they will be invariably of the ArrogantKungFuGuy type and will harass any fighting character they see as less tough than them.

The minor, throw-away type
are essentially there to [[{{Mooks}} provide trouble for the main cast to clean up]].

up]]. The major character type, on the other hand, carries at least some the above traits, but is almost always a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
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** Gentaro Kisaragi of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is ostensibly one of these, though he doesn't belong to a gang and is actually a very friendly guy. He more than fills the "[[AnimeHair ridiculous hair]]" and "good at fighting" requirements, though.

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** Gentaro Kisaragi of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is ostensibly one of a LighterAndSofter take on these, though he doesn't belong to a gang and is actually a very friendly guy. He more than fills the "[[AnimeHair ridiculous hair]]" and "good at fighting" requirements, though.
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* Yukino from the orginal ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' is a reformed one. Still wears the long skirt though.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'':
** Kanji Tatsumi. Bleached hair? Check. Piercings? Check. Scar on the forehead? Check. Wears uniform inappropriately? Check. Foul-mouthed? Check. [[RealMenWearPink Likes to knit]] and could possibly be [[AmbiguouslyGay ga...]] [[BerserkButton What the hell?!]]
*** In the epilogue for ''Golden'', [[spoiler:he's taken out his piercings, styled his now-black hair in a corporate haircut, and wears a plain white button-down though]].
** Izanagi was intentionally designed to look like one, in keeping with the Protagonist's role in the party.
** In the fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', the [[LargeHam announcer]] explicitly refer to the protagonist as a delinquent (as well as a [[BigBrotherInstinct Siscon]]).
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Your high school's local "problem kid", Ryuji Sakamoto, has brightly-dyed hair, punkish attire, rough speech patterns, and preference for blunt weapons. As the quotation marks may imply, he's just seen as a problem kid because of adults painting him as one for having a violent argument against Kamoshida when he treated him like trash for the track team. However, Ryuji happily enjoys being seen as such once he becomes part of the Phantom Thieves, though he wishes to fix everything that went wrong in his life.

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
**
Yukino from the orginal ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' is a reformed one. Still wears the long skirt though.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'':
** ''VideoGame/Persona4'':
***
Kanji Tatsumi. Bleached hair? Check. Piercings? Check. Scar on the forehead? Check. Wears uniform inappropriately? Check. Foul-mouthed? Check. [[RealMenWearPink Likes to knit]] and could possibly be [[AmbiguouslyGay ga...]] [[BerserkButton What the hell?!]]
***
hell?!]] In the epilogue for ''Golden'', [[spoiler:he's taken out his piercings, styled his now-black hair in a corporate haircut, and wears a plain white button-down though]].
** *** The main character's Persona Izanagi was intentionally designed to look like one, in keeping with the Protagonist's his role in as the party.
**
party's leader. In the fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', the [[LargeHam announcer]] explicitly refer to the protagonist him as a delinquent (as well as a [[BigBrotherInstinct Siscon]]).
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Your high school's local "problem kid", Ryuji Sakamoto, has brightly-dyed hair, punkish attire, rough speech patterns, and preference for blunt weapons. As the quotation marks may imply, he's just seen as a problem kid because of adults painting him as one for having a violent argument against Coach Kamoshida when he the latter treated him like trash for on the track team. However, Ryuji happily enjoys being seen as such once he becomes part of the Phantom Thieves, though he wishes to fix everything that went wrong in his life.
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* Most of the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' games sometimes pit you against delinquents during dates, and you'll have to fight them ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' battles-style. When defeated, their Banchou comes to fight you; if you defeat him, [[WorthyOpponent he'll acknowledge you as the new Banchou]] and will make excuses for his underlings' rudeness. In ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', the delinquent gang is fleshed out (but still as secondary characters), with their Banchou revealed as [[spoiler: Kaoru Ichimonji aka the KnightTemplarBigBrother of one of the datable girls (Akane), and the Banchou of the first game]], and having under its order a QuirkyMinibossSquad of 4 members known as the ''[[TheFourGods Four Heaven Kings]]'', all having a specific name, face and personnality, and all [[spoiler: having a role in the aforemented datable girl's storyline]].

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* Most of the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' games sometimes pit you against delinquents during dates, and you'll have to fight them ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' battles-style. When defeated, their Banchou comes to fight you; if you defeat him, [[WorthyOpponent he'll acknowledge you as the new Banchou]] and will make excuses for his underlings' rudeness. In ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', the delinquent gang is fleshed out (but still as secondary characters), with their Banchou revealed as [[spoiler: Kaoru Ichimonji aka the KnightTemplarBigBrother of one of the datable girls (Akane), and the Banchou of the first game]], and having under its order a QuirkyMinibossSquad of 4 members known as the ''[[TheFourGods Four Heaven Kings]]'', all having a specific name, face and personnality, and all [[spoiler: having a role in the aforemented datable girl's storyline]].
25th Apr '17 12:32:03 PM BoyNinja
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* In the fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', the [[LargeHam announcer]] explicitly refer to the protagonist as a delinquent (as well as a [[BigBrotherInstinct Siscon]]).
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Your high school's local "problem kid", Ryuji Sakamoto, has brightly-dyed hair, punkish attire, rough speech patterns, and preference for blunt weapons.

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* ** In the fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', the [[LargeHam announcer]] explicitly refer to the protagonist as a delinquent (as well as a [[BigBrotherInstinct Siscon]]).
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Your high school's local "problem kid", Ryuji Sakamoto, has brightly-dyed hair, punkish attire, rough speech patterns, and preference for blunt weapons. As the quotation marks may imply, he's just seen as a problem kid because of adults painting him as one for having a violent argument against Kamoshida when he treated him like trash for the track team. However, Ryuji happily enjoys being seen as such once he becomes part of the Phantom Thieves, though he wishes to fix everything that went wrong in his life.
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** Unova's Elemental Monkey trio is an interesting case, as their status as this is meant as double-layered symbolism. Grass-type Simisage has the yankii pompadour and foul temperment. Fire-type Simisear is bosozoku as shown by its fingerless glove markings on its hands, the collar of fur on its neck giving it the appearance of wearing a jacket, and its hands reach out to grab invisible handles bars as if it's on a motorcycle. Water-type Simipour is all dolled up like a kogal would be. It's symbolism because the trio is ''also'' meant to represent the MonkeyMoralityPose--wide mouthed Simisage being "Speak No Evil", big eared Simisear being "Hear No Evil" and blind Simipour being "See No Evil". Their delinquent status is meant to show that they ''failed'' this morality; yankiis are foul-mouthed and rude (hence, Simisage failed to speak no evil), bosozoku produce a lot of noise pollution from their motorcycles (hence, Simisear failed to hear no evil) and kogals are vain and only care about their looks (hence, Simipour failed to see no evil).
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