History Main / Kotatsu

1st Jun '15 6:33:15 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:350:[[HidamariSketch http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hidamari_sketch_kotatsu.jpg]]]]
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* ''Anime/{{Colorful}}'' spices up the standard ecchi fare in one episode by having the lecherous male get his just desserts while trying to devour the tasty view.
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* ''Anime/{{Colorful}}'' ''Manga/{{Colorful}}'' spices up the standard ecchi fare in one episode by having the lecherous male get his just desserts while trying to devour the tasty view.
10th Feb '15 12:14:44 PM DracMonster
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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' Keitaro, Naru and Mutsumi frequently study at a Kotatsu together.
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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' In ''Manga/LoveHina'', Keitaro, Naru and Mutsumi frequently study at a Kotatsu together.
10th Feb '15 10:22:41 AM DracMonster
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the SliceOfLife use.
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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the SliceOfLife use.Makie uses her gymnastics ribbons to grab snacks without getting up.
10th Feb '15 7:52:16 AM DracMonster
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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' uses the ecchi version a few times (and the non-ecchi).
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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' uses the ecchi version Keitaro, Naru and Mutsumi frequently study at a few times (and the non-ecchi).Kotatsu together.
10th Feb '15 7:46:47 AM DracMonster
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Excising the details, per Ask The Tropers.
Kotatsu usually show up in SliceOfLife moments, with a (generally female) group of friends sitting around one, murmuring about how warm and comfortable it is, rambling on about their lives, napping, and every single one complaining that someone else should go get some snacks. Often prime SleepCute territory. They are also a useful vehicle for NaughtyUnderTheTable, often a boy and a girl doing homework or studying for exams together. Important naughty parts are under there, so when a pen or some other minor item gets dropped under ''the huge honking comforter nothing should be able to get under by accident'', it is inevitably the guy's duty to look under there, [[PantyShot stare at panties]], [[HandInTheHole reach around trying to find the item]], find something soft... and let ecchiness ensue.
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Kotatsu usually show up in SliceOfLife moments, with a (generally female) group of friends sitting around one, murmuring about how warm and comfortable it is, rambling on about their lives, napping, and every single one complaining that someone else should go get some snacks. Often prime SleepCute territory. territory. They are also a useful vehicle for NaughtyUnderTheTable, often a boy and a girl doing homework or studying for exams together. Important naughty parts are under there, so when a pen or some other minor item gets dropped under ''the huge honking comforter nothing should be able to get under by accident'', it is inevitably the guy's duty to look under there, [[PantyShot stare at panties]], [[HandInTheHole reach around trying to find the item]], find something soft... and let ecchiness ensue.NaughtyUnderTheTable hi-jinx.
8th Aug '14 5:05:20 PM DavidDelony
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* Seen at the Furukawas' in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. One also features when Nagisa and Tomoya's friends visit them for New Years' in ''~After Story''.
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* Seen at the Furukawas' in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. One also features when Nagisa and Tomoya's friends visit them for New Years' in ''~After Story''. Sunohara also has one in his dorm room.
3rd May '14 9:55:01 PM DavidDelony
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* Seen at the Furukawas' in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. One also features when Nagisa and Tomoya's friends visit them for New Years' in ''~After Story''.
11th Mar '14 6:23:56 AM wootzits
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* [[EraSpecificPersonality Some incarnations]] of Dian from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' give him an odd obsession with kotatsus. This is justified in the first series because he was stuck in an ice prison for a long time.
15th Dec '13 8:30:24 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the Slice of Life use.
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the Slice of Life SliceOfLife use.

* ''Manga/{{Minami-ke}}'' devotes considerable time to kotatsu antics and also had an episode or two involving oranges in one of those scenes.
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* ''Manga/{{Minami-ke}}'' ''Manga/MinamiKe'' devotes considerable time to kotatsu antics and also had an episode or two involving oranges in one of those scenes.
6th Feb '13 11:38:16 AM shadowblack
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* ''LoveHina'' uses the ecchi version a few times (and the non-ecchi). * ''{{Negima}}'' has the Slice of Life use.
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* ''LoveHina'' ''Manga/LoveHina'' uses the ecchi version a few times (and the non-ecchi). * ''{{Negima}}'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the Slice of Life use.

* ''KeroroGunsou'' in one manga chapter. (Fuyuki and Natsumi. Guess who has to go get the snacks?) Meanwhile, Keroro attempts to convince them to come out from under it so they can take him to the store to buy Gundam models.
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* ''KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' in one manga chapter. (Fuyuki and Natsumi. Guess who has to go get the snacks?) Meanwhile, Keroro attempts to convince them to come out from under it so they can take him to the store to buy Gundam models.

* ''LuckyStar'' episode 13 has an extended SeinfeldianConversation about kotatsus. * ''IchigoMashimaro'', of course, has the Slice of Life version a couple of times. In one episode picture, Miu and Matsuri share the space underneath. * ''{{Minami-ke}}'' devotes considerable time to kotatsu antics and also had an episode or two involving oranges in one of those scenes.
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* ''LuckyStar'' ''Manga/LuckyStar'' episode 13 has an extended SeinfeldianConversation about kotatsus. * ''IchigoMashimaro'', ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', of course, has the Slice of Life version a couple of times. In one episode picture, Miu and Matsuri share the space underneath. * ''{{Minami-ke}}'' ''Manga/{{Minami-ke}}'' devotes considerable time to kotatsu antics and also had an episode or two involving oranges in one of those scenes.

* ''CrossGame'': On New Year's Day, Kou and Aoba both fall asleep under the kotatsu leading to a SleepCute situation. Heartwarming since they are [[BelligerentSexualTension normally fighting with each other]]. * ''HidamariSketch'' has the Slice of Life use, natch. * In ''UruseiYatsura'', Kotatsu Neko is the ghost of a cat that froze to death, so its spirit is now attracted to heater tables.
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* ''CrossGame'': ''Manga/CrossGame'': On New Year's Day, Kou and Aoba both fall asleep under the kotatsu leading to a SleepCute situation. Heartwarming since they are [[BelligerentSexualTension normally fighting with each other]]. * ''HidamariSketch'' ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' has the Slice of Life use, natch. * In ''UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', Kotatsu Neko is the ghost of a cat that froze to death, so its spirit is now attracted to heater tables.

* In ''{{Watashi No Ookami-san}}'', the BigBad EvilOverlord Subaru... spends his days under the kotatsu sleeping or watching television. (When he isn't attempting lay Komomo on top of it...) * The Kotatsu table proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence in ''NodameCantabile''. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu.]] Chiaki was less than thrilled about it. * Yui from ''KOn'' is practically ''addicted'' to the kotatsu, which isn't helped by her sister's pampering. * Tamaki from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has an obsession with them particularly when he first came to Japan. Probably because they symbolize the kind of close, warm family life he so desperately wants.
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* In ''{{Watashi No Ookami-san}}'', ''Manga/{{Dear}}'', the BigBad EvilOverlord Subaru... spends his days under the kotatsu sleeping or watching television. (When he isn't attempting lay Komomo on top of it...) * The Kotatsu table proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence in ''NodameCantabile''.''Manga/NodameCantabile''. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu.]] Chiaki was less than thrilled about it. * Yui from ''KOn'' ''Manga/KOn'' is practically ''addicted'' to the kotatsu, which isn't helped by her sister's pampering. * Tamaki from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has an obsession with them particularly when he first came to Japan. Probably because they symbolize the kind of close, warm family life he so desperately wants.

* In ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', there are occasional scenes of Nozomu at home, typically with his nephew, Majiru and students [[StalkerWithACrush Matoi]] and [[{{hikikomori}} Kiri]] who live there as well, and in such scenes, he's often lying under a kotatsu. * In ''{{Kamichu}}'', Yurie spends an entire episode sitting, lying, sleeping, and even using the phone under the family kotatsu. Her solutions to avoid leaving it are at times rather creative. * ''{{Colorful}}'' spices up the standard ecchi fare in one episode by having the lecherous male get his just desserts while trying to devour the tasty view. * In ''AxisPowersHetalia'' the members of the Axis gather around a kotatsu to sign the Tripartite Pact. It even pays homage to the page image.
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* In ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', there are occasional scenes of Nozomu at home, typically with his nephew, Majiru and students [[StalkerWithACrush Matoi]] and [[{{hikikomori}} Kiri]] who live there as well, and in such scenes, he's often lying under a kotatsu. * In ''{{Kamichu}}'', ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'', Yurie spends an entire episode sitting, lying, sleeping, and even using the phone under the family kotatsu. Her solutions to avoid leaving it are at times rather creative. * ''{{Colorful}}'' ''Anime/{{Colorful}}'' spices up the standard ecchi fare in one episode by having the lecherous male get his just desserts while trying to devour the tasty view. * In ''AxisPowersHetalia'' ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' the members of the Axis gather around a kotatsu to sign the Tripartite Pact. It even pays homage to the page image.

* In ''{{Rin-ne}}'', Ageha the Shinigami (who has a crush on the titular character) buys one of these for 100,000 yen, duped into thinking it's a "friendly square" that generates an intimate space with anyone. Instead of getting her closer to Rinne the way she wanted though, in the end it brings the main cast closer together.
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* In ''{{Rin-ne}}'', ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'', Ageha the Shinigami (who has a crush on the titular character) buys one of these for 100,000 yen, duped into thinking it's a "friendly square" that generates an intimate space with anyone. Instead of getting her closer to Rinne the way she wanted though, in the end it brings the main cast closer together.

* As a young girl, Tsukimi from ''PrincessJellyfish'' used to fall asleep curled up under a kotatsu blanket after being fed a good meal by her mother.
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* As a young girl, Tsukimi from ''PrincessJellyfish'' ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' used to fall asleep curled up under a kotatsu blanket after being fed a good meal by her mother.
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