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26th Feb '17 1:59:19 PM nombretomado
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Traditional headgear worn in Japan, known as ''hachimaki'', is a strip of cloth tied around the head. Think Daniel-san from ''TheKarateKid''. It is often decorated with a written slogan (frequently ''Nippon Ichi'', "No. 1 in Japan"), serving as a sort of tee shirt for the forehead. Commonly worn by warriors, protestors, students studying for exams, or anyone who needs to [[strike: keep sweat from dripping into their eyes]] be serious and focused on something. Or by drunk [[{{Salaryman}} salarymen]] (see NecktieHeadband).

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Traditional headgear worn in Japan, known as ''hachimaki'', is a strip of cloth tied around the head. Think Daniel-san from ''TheKarateKid''.''Film/TheKarateKid''. It is often decorated with a written slogan (frequently ''Nippon Ichi'', "No. 1 in Japan"), serving as a sort of tee shirt for the forehead. Commonly worn by warriors, protestors, students studying for exams, or anyone who needs to [[strike: keep sweat from dripping into their eyes]] be serious and focused on something. Or by drunk [[{{Salaryman}} salarymen]] (see NecktieHeadband).
16th Feb '17 7:56:21 PM ILikeRobots
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', the protagonist of the second generation, Seliph, wears a pure white headband. The ''Light Inheritors'' manga, an adaptation of the plot of the second generation of the game, has Seliph without the headband while he lives quietly, hiding from the [[{{cult}} Loptyrian Empire]] that is hunting him underneath, while underneath the protection of his {{Parental Substitute}}s Oifey and Shannan. He dons it after resolving that he'll take the fight to the Empire directly, and grow strong enough that he won't need to be protected anymore.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', the protagonist of the second generation, Seliph, wears a pure white headband. The ''Light Inheritors'' manga, an adaptation of the plot of the second generation of the game, has Seliph without the headband while he lives quietly, hiding from the [[{{cult}} Loptyrian Empire]] that is hunting him underneath, him, while underneath the protection of his {{Parental Substitute}}s Oifey and Shannan. He dons it after resolving that he'll take the fight to the Empire directly, and grow strong enough that he won't need to be protected anymore.
16th Feb '17 7:55:50 PM ILikeRobots
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', the protagonist of the second generation, Seliph, wears a pure white headband. The ''Light Inheritors'' manga, an adaptation of the plot of the second generation of the game, has Seliph without the headband while he lives quietly hiding from the [[{{cult}} Loptyrian Empire]] that is hunting him underneath the protection of his {{Parental Substitute}}s Oifey and Shannan. He dons it after resolving that he'll take the fight to the Empire directly, and grow strong enough that he won't need to be protected anymore.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', the protagonist of the second generation, Seliph, wears a pure white headband. The ''Light Inheritors'' manga, an adaptation of the plot of the second generation of the game, has Seliph without the headband while he lives quietly quietly, hiding from the [[{{cult}} Loptyrian Empire]] that is hunting him underneath, while underneath the protection of his {{Parental Substitute}}s Oifey and Shannan. He dons it after resolving that he'll take the fight to the Empire directly, and grow strong enough that he won't need to be protected anymore.
16th Feb '17 12:37:58 PM ILikeRobots
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', the protagonist of the second generation, Seliph, wears a pure white headband. The ''Light Inheritors'' manga, an adaptation of the plot of the second generation of the game, has Seliph without the headband while he lives quietly hiding from the [[{{cult Loptyrian Empire]] that is hunting him underneath the protection of his {{Parental Substitute}}s Oifey and Shannan. He dons it after resolving that he'll take the fight to the Empire directly, and grow strong enough that he won't need to be protected anymore.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', the protagonist of the second generation, Seliph, wears a pure white headband. The ''Light Inheritors'' manga, an adaptation of the plot of the second generation of the game, has Seliph without the headband while he lives quietly hiding from the [[{{cult [[{{cult}} Loptyrian Empire]] that is hunting him underneath the protection of his {{Parental Substitute}}s Oifey and Shannan. He dons it after resolving that he'll take the fight to the Empire directly, and grow strong enough that he won't need to be protected anymore.
16th Feb '17 12:35:48 PM ILikeRobots
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', the protagonist of the second generation, Seliph, wears a pure white headband. The ''Light Inheritors'' manga, an adaptation of the plot of the second generation of the game, has Seliph without the headband while he lives quietly hiding from the [[{{cult Loptyrian Empire]] that is hunting him underneath the protection of his {{Parental Substitute}}s Oifey and Shannan. He dons it after resolving that he'll take the fight to the Empire directly, and grow strong enough that he won't need to be protected anymore.
11th Jan '17 1:48:00 PM Tractical_Chunder
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** Snake's is special. [[MoreDakka Infinite ammo]]!

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** Snake's is special. [[MoreDakka [[NoFourthWall Infinite ammo]]!
15th Dec '16 9:37:06 PM Doug86
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An iconic real-life use of this trope was in the fighter pilots of Japan during WorldWarII, when they wore bandanas bearing the word "Kamikaze" upon them, which up until that point, had been a reference to the "Divine Wind" that drove off the Mongol invasion of Japan centuries earlier.

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An iconic real-life use of this trope was in the fighter pilots of Japan during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when they wore bandanas bearing the word "Kamikaze" upon them, which up until that point, had been a reference to the "Divine Wind" that drove off the Mongol invasion of Japan centuries earlier.
11th Nov '16 7:53:39 PM Willbyr
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* The ''Choice Band'' and ''Focus Band'' in ''{{Pokemon}}'' are often drawn as such.

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* The ''Choice Band'' and ''Focus Band'' in ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are often drawn as such.
15th Jun '16 1:53:32 PM Willbyr
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* The Millennium Earl wears one at one point in ''DGrayMan'' as he prepares to [[EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily do Road Noah's homework for her]]. The result is a mixture of funny and creepy, especially given the Earl is the BigBad of the series.

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* The Millennium Earl wears one at one point in ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' as he prepares to [[EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily do Road Noah's homework for her]]. The result is a mixture of funny and creepy, especially given the Earl is the BigBad of the series.



* ''{{Naruto}}'': All ninja candidates are given headbands with the village's symbol carved into the metal forehead guard when they graduate the academy and become genin. Most of them continue to wear their headbands even after they become chunin, although [[GogglesDoNothing many wear it in places other than their heads]]. For some examples, Kakashi uses his as an EyepatchOfPower, Sakura wears hers as a [[HairDecorations hairband]], and Hinata wears hers as a necklace.

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* ''{{Naruto}}'': ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'': All ninja candidates are given headbands with the village's symbol carved into the metal forehead guard when they graduate the academy and become genin. Most of them continue to wear their headbands even after they become chunin, although [[GogglesDoNothing many wear it in places other than their heads]]. For some examples, Kakashi uses his as an EyepatchOfPower, Sakura wears hers as a [[HairDecorations hairband]], and Hinata wears hers as a necklace.



* Wilder and Cancer in ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' wear one each. In one episode, Cancer's hachimaki was a blindfold.

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* Wilder and Cancer in ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' wear one each. In one episode, Cancer's hachimaki was a blindfold.



* Yoshiko Fujisawa made hachimakis for ''all'' her Furano teammates in ''CaptainTsubasa'', and they wore them during the match against Nankatsu. When their captain Hikaru Matsuyama entered the National Team, he ''always'' put his hachimaki on during his more crucial [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] in the series.

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* Yoshiko Fujisawa made hachimakis for ''all'' her Furano teammates in ''CaptainTsubasa'', ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', and they wore them during the match against Nankatsu. When their captain Hikaru Matsuyama entered the National Team, he ''always'' put his hachimaki on during his more crucial [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] in the series.



* In ''PokemonSpecial'', Platinum would take off her beanie and put on a hachimaki when training for her next Gym battle.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Platinum would take off her beanie and put on a hachimaki when training for her next Gym battle.



* In ''FushigiYuugi'', Miaka can be seen wearing one while she's at CramSchool.

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* In ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka can be seen wearing one while she's at CramSchool.



* In the ''MaiOtome'' manga, Shizuru wonders where her [[EvilCounterpart Dark Hime]] is, and imagines a version of her PsychoLesbian MaiHime incarnation wearing a "Natsuki [[GratuitousEnglish Love]]" headband. Takeda, who makes a cameo coming to Garderobe to get pictures of Natsuki, has a similar headband.

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* In the ''MaiOtome'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' manga, Shizuru wonders where her [[EvilCounterpart Dark Hime]] is, and imagines a version of her PsychoLesbian MaiHime incarnation wearing a "Natsuki [[GratuitousEnglish Love]]" headband. Takeda, who makes a cameo coming to Garderobe to get pictures of Natsuki, has a similar headband.
20th May '16 8:52:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the Yukina arc of ''YuYuHakusho'', Kuwabara infrequently wears a pink hachimaki that says something to the tune of "I ♥ Snow Girl"

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* In the Yukina arc of ''YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Kuwabara infrequently wears a pink hachimaki that says something to the tune of "I ♥ Snow Girl"
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