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11th Nov '17 2:15:44 PM Mudstone
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The {{Yakuza}}, Japan's indigenous organized crime syndicates, tend to have very little respect for delinquents. In their eyes, they're professional criminals with a sense of tradition, whereas delinquents are just young punks with an attitude. Some ''very'' low level yakuza (called "chinpira") ''do'' however intermingle amongst the yankii (and their close relatives the bosozoku and hashiriya), though mostly because they are a very good market for passing along illegal substances, and some yankii and bosozoku like to [[ape Yakuza styles out of them DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster]], so to people unaware of these differences (or to people disgusted with them all and seeing this as a distinction without a difference), [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer ''all'' yankii, bosozoku, and hashiriya will be lumped in with hardcore high-ranking yakuza.]]

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The {{Yakuza}}, Japan's indigenous organized crime syndicates, tend to have very little respect for delinquents. In their eyes, they're professional criminals with a sense of tradition, whereas delinquents are just young punks with an attitude. Some ''very'' low level yakuza (called "chinpira") ''do'' however intermingle amongst the yankii (and their close relatives the bosozoku and hashiriya), though mostly because they are a very good market for passing along illegal substances, and some yankii and bosozoku like to [[ape [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster ape Yakuza styles out of them DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster]], them]], so to people unaware of these differences (or to people disgusted with them all and seeing this as a distinction without a difference), [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer ''all'' yankii, bosozoku, and hashiriya will be lumped in with hardcore high-ranking yakuza.]]
4th Nov '17 1:38:41 PM RedScharlach
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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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** 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 handlebars 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).



* 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!

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* 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 are 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!



* ''Shounan Bakusozoku'' (a.k.a. ''Bomber Bikers of Shonan'') is one of the most popular entries into the Delinquent genre (in Asia anyway). It's premise is a parody of the trope (Eguchi isn't only the leader of the Biker gang but also of the school's handicraft club), but the series plays it straight quite often.

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* ''Shounan Bakusozoku'' (a.k.a. ''Bomber Bikers of Shonan'') is one of the most popular entries into the Delinquent genre (in Asia anyway). It's Its premise is a parody of the trope (Eguchi isn't only the leader of the Biker gang but also of the school's handicraft club), but the series plays it straight quite often.



** Yukino from the orginal ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' is a reformed one. Still wears the long skirt though.

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** Yukino from the orginal original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' is a reformed one. Still wears the long skirt though.
28th Oct '17 12:49:32 PM Laevatein
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* Dump Matsumoto and her gang from Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling in the '80s.

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* Dump Matsumoto and her gang the Atrocious Alliance from Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling in the '80s.'80s, who were massively over as heels by being the exact kind of bullies that the target audience of schoolgirls were likely to know in real life.
24th Oct '17 1:01:09 AM leidbag
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The {{Yakuza}}, Japan's indigenous organized crime syndicates, tend to have very little respect for delinquents. In their eyes, they're professional criminals with a sense of tradition, whereas delinquents are just young punks with an attitude. Some ''very'' low level yakuza (called "chinpira") ''do'' however intermingle amongst the yankii (and their close relatives the bosozoku and hashiriya), though mostly because they are a very good market for passing along illegal substances, and some yankii and bosozoku like to ape Yakuza styles out of DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster, so to people unaware of these differences (or to people disgusted with them all and seeing this as a distinction without a difference), [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer ''all'' yankii, bosozoku, and hashiriya will be lumped in with hardcore high-ranking yakuza.]]

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The {{Yakuza}}, Japan's indigenous organized crime syndicates, tend to have very little respect for delinquents. In their eyes, they're professional criminals with a sense of tradition, whereas delinquents are just young punks with an attitude. Some ''very'' low level yakuza (called "chinpira") ''do'' however intermingle amongst the yankii (and their close relatives the bosozoku and hashiriya), though mostly because they are a very good market for passing along illegal substances, and some yankii and bosozoku like to ape [[ape Yakuza styles out of DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster, them DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster]], so to people unaware of these differences (or to people disgusted with them all and seeing this as a distinction without a difference), [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer ''all'' yankii, bosozoku, and hashiriya will be lumped in with hardcore high-ranking yakuza.]]
18th Oct '17 11:03:58 AM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has Hallie Tribeca, one of Vivio and Einhart's rivals in the [[TournamentArc Inter-Middle Tournament]] and the leader of a small gang of female delinquents.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has Hallie Tribeca, one of Vivio and Einhart's rivals in the [[TournamentArc Inter-Middle Tournament]] and the leader of a small gang of female delinquents.delinquents.
** ''Anime/VividStrike'': TheProtagonist, Fuka Reventon is frequently gets into scraps with entire gangs due to her violent temper and subsequently gets into trouble with the police. As a loner orphan, this did not help her living conditions as she's been kicked out from various jobs and from her orphanage due to all the trouble she causes.



* ''Anime/VividStrike'': TheProtagonist, Fuka Reventon is frequently gets into scraps with entire gangs due to her violent temper and subsequently gets into trouble with the police. As a loner orphan, this did not help her living conditions as she's been kicked out from various jobs and from her orphanage due to all the trouble she causes.
4th Oct '17 4:11:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* NewTransferStudent Nao from season 6 of ''3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi-sensei'' is mistaken for a delinquent when he's actually a transgender boy, thus explaining his long skirt.

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* NewTransferStudent Nao from season 6 of ''3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi-sensei'' Series/KinpachiSensei'' is mistaken for a delinquent when he's actually a transgender boy, thus explaining his long skirt.
29th Sep '17 5:54:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Parodied when Chiyo-chan and company dressed up as delinquents during the Sports Festival.
** Also parodied during Kaorin's ''hatsuyume'' (the first dream of the new year), when all of the girls (except Sakaki) are wearing face masks and long skirts, implying gang membership. Then Sakaki rides in on a white horse, knocks them down, and sweeps Kaorin away. Kaorin was quite disappointed to wake up just then.



* ''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''.

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* ''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''. Jessie and James were in a biker gang as kids, though future episodes show that they didn't meet until adulthood.



* There is a {{youkai}} in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' named "Roughraff" who is responsible for most of the world's delinquents. He is a reptile looking yokai with a large orange pompadour who wears a sarashi.

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* There is a {{youkai}} in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' named "Roughraff" who is responsible for most of the world's delinquents. He is a reptile looking yokai with a large orange pompadour who wears a sarashi. His evolution is also a delinquent.



* Great Baggi in ''Monster Hunter Tri'' and onward is essentially a ''bancho'' in raptor form. The crest on its forehead is a clear nod towards the characteristic pompadour, it is causing others trouble by putting them to sleep with his saliva and commands a group of smaller versions of itself.

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* Great Baggi in ''Monster Hunter ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' and onward is essentially a ''bancho'' in raptor form. The crest on its forehead is a clear nod towards the characteristic pompadour, it is causing others trouble by putting them to sleep with his saliva and commands a group of smaller versions of itself.itself.
* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'': Roughraff is a reptilian yo-kai with a giant orange pompadour wearing a {{sarashi}}. He inspirits well-behaved youths to become delinquents. His evolution Badude carries around a large nail bat and is explicitly a gang leader.



* Most of the ''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]].



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' features a gang of reoccuring delinquents with pompadours who pop up. In one arc, ''Rika'' intentionally provokes them to [[spoiler:prove that she's "lucky" in this universe]].
* Most of the ''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]].



* 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.

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
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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.
** Parodied when Chiyo-chan and company dressed up as delinquents during the Sports Festival.
** Also parodied during Kaorin's ''hatsuyume'' (the first dream of the new year), when all of the girls (except Sakaki) are wearing face masks and long skirts, implying gang membership. Then Sakaki rides in on a white horse, knocks them down, and sweeps Kaorin away. Kaorin was quite disappointed to wake up just then.



* ''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.]]

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* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' gives us ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
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[[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.]]



* Subverted in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' with Jotaro, Josuke, and Okuyasu. Jotaro may be a self-proclaimed punk with his highly unorthodox school uniform and rude attitude, but he's well-read and doesn't try to deliberately cause trouble. Josuke and Okuyasu on the other hand may look like stereotypical Japanese delinquents with their pompadours and customized school uniforms, but they're pretty friendly and respectful to others. In fact, Josuke himself gets bullied by actual Japanese delinquents in his first chapter.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
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Subverted in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' with Jotaro, Josuke, and Okuyasu. Jotaro may be a self-proclaimed punk with his highly unorthodox school uniform and rude attitude, but he's well-read and doesn't try to deliberately cause trouble. Josuke and Okuyasu on the other hand may look like stereotypical Japanese delinquents with their pompadours and customized school uniforms, but they're pretty friendly and respectful to others. In fact, Josuke himself gets bullied by actual Japanese delinquents in his first chapter.


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* NewTransferStudent Nao from season 6 of ''3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi-sensei'' is mistaken for a delinquent when he's actually a transgender boy, thus explaining his long skirt.
22nd Sep '17 1:45:16 PM Silverblade2
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* 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.]]

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* SelfDemonstrating/KyokoSakura Kyoko Sakura 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.]]
28th Aug '17 6:18:32 PM Malady
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* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' also has Jumonji, Kuroki, and Togano (the "Ha-Ha" Brothers, from habit of [[CatchPhrase going "Hah?" in sequence when confused]]), three punks who initially pick on Sena, but end up getting recruited as linemen for the Devil Bats and becoming his friends.

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* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' ''Manga/Eyeshield21'' also has Jumonji, Kuroki, and Togano (the "Ha-Ha" Brothers, from habit of [[CatchPhrase going "Hah?" in sequence when confused]]), three punks who initially pick on Sena, but end up getting recruited as linemen for the Devil Bats and becoming his friends.


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* ''Manga/HarlemBeat'': Kiriko, Kosuke, Sawamura love to smoke, gamble and skip school. And then there's the Kyan team.
* ''Anime/VividStrike'': TheProtagonist, Fuka Reventon is frequently gets into scraps with entire gangs due to her violent temper and subsequently gets into trouble with the police. As a loner orphan, this did not help her living conditions as she's been kicked out from various jobs and from her orphanage due to all the trouble she causes.
17th Jul '17 12:07:59 PM Hanz
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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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