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18th Aug '16 11:01:22 PM XFllo
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* The plot (and central character) of ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' come about because of the relationship developed between the male lead's grandfather and the twenty-something Masako, who worked in his home as a helper (though whether it was romantic on her part is debatable).
** It should be noted that [[spoiler: the grandfather is later revealed to not be the sire of Rin and was only helping Masako deal with her unsuitability towards motherhood at the time. Masako seems to harbour romantic feelings, or at least some infatuation, for the old chap though. As it turn out, the two lead characters will finally end up in this situation later on, for real.]]

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* The plot (and central character) of ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' come about because of the relationship developed between the male lead's grandfather and the twenty-something Masako, who worked in his home as a helper (though whether it was romantic on her part is debatable).
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debatable). [spoiler: The grandfather is later revealed to not be the sire of Rin and was only helping Masako deal with her unsuitability towards motherhood at the time. Masako seems to harbour romantic feelings, or at least some infatuation, for the old chap though. As it turn turns out, the two lead characters will finally end up in this situation later on, for real.]]
17th Aug '16 6:31:14 PM RaphaelChiaosblade
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** It should be noted that [[the grandfather is later revealed to not be the sire of Rin and is only helping Masako deal with her unsuitability towards motherhood at the time. Masako seems to habour romantic feelings or at least some infatuation with the old guy though. As it turn out, the two lead characters will finally end up in this situation later on, for real.]]

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** It should be noted that [[the [[spoiler: the grandfather is later revealed to not be the sire of Rin and is was only helping Masako deal with her unsuitability towards motherhood at the time. Masako seems to habour harbour romantic feelings feelings, or at least some infatuation with infatuation, for the old guy chap though. As it turn out, the two lead characters will finally end up in this situation later on, for real.]]
17th Aug '16 6:29:48 PM RaphaelChiaosblade
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** It should be noted that [[the grandfather is later revealed to not be the sire of Rin and is only helping Masako deal with her unsuitability towards motherhood at the time. Masako seems to habour romantic feelings or at least some infatuation with the old guy though. As it turn out, the two lead characters will finally end up in this situation later on, for real.]]
17th Aug '16 5:40:42 AM bombadilla
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* In ''Literature/ShoShanYLaDamaOscura'', Kotaro and Luisa. He's 28, she's just 15. They even get engaged until Luisa decides to become a shinto nun. Kotaro swears that he doesn't care what Comarade Wu did to her, but Luisa asumes that she's just too dangerous for him
8th Aug '16 3:48:44 PM Smiffy
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* ''Film/Primecut'': A 50 year old mobster (Lee Marvin) falls for a barely legal hooker (Sissy Spacek).

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* ''Film/Primecut'': ''Film/PrimeCut'': A 50 year old mobster (Lee Marvin) falls for a barely legal hooker (Sissy Spacek).
8th Aug '16 3:47:30 PM Smiffy
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* ''Film/Primecut'': A 50 year old mobster (Lee Marvin) falls for a barely legal hooker (Sissy Spacek).
30th Jul '16 10:53:12 PM sorako
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* A ''very'' strange version occurs in the ''Manga/TwoThousandOneNights'' short story "So Brief, So Lasting a Love". Decades after her husband is sucked into a black hole and finding out she finds out she's dying from a disease, a colonist receives word that the black hole that had sucked in her husband has returned. Due to the effects of the black hole on space-time, ''he's still in there and he hasn't aged a day.'' She is quickly shuttled to the black hole for them to be reunited for the last 60 seconds of their life... a minute that will last an eternity for those on the outside looking in.



---> '''Ranma:''' How come I never realized just how beautiful a woman in full bloom could be?!

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---> --> '''Ranma:''' How come I never realized just how beautiful a woman in full bloom could be?!



* After her retirement at 20 years old, Wilma Bishop from ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' married a Faraway Land commissioned officer who is 30 years older than her, surprising everyone.

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* After her retirement at 20 years old, Wilma Bishop from ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' ''Manga/StrikeWitches'' married a Faraway Land commissioned officer who is 30 years older than her, surprising everyone.
30th Jul '16 10:44:34 PM sorako
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* [[spoiler:Noriko]] and her husband [[spoiler:university professor Tetsuya Ukai]] in ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}''

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* [[spoiler:Noriko]] and A ''very'' strange version occurs in the ''Manga/TwoThousandOneNights'' short story "So Brief, So Lasting a Love". Decades after her husband [[spoiler:university professor Tetsuya Ukai]] is sucked into a black hole and finding out she finds out she's dying from a disease, a colonist receives word that the black hole that had sucked in ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}''her husband has returned. Due to the effects of the black hole on space-time, ''he's still in there and he hasn't aged a day.'' She is quickly shuttled to the black hole for them to be reunited for the last 60 seconds of their life... a minute that will last an eternity for those on the outside looking in.



* Daimaru Nakajima who is a CoolOldGuy and his second wife [[WrenchWench Senna]] in ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''. Senna is younger than Daimaru's son [[GentleGiant Ken]]...
%% ** Maho Izawa and her boyfriend.
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%% * ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' has Wilma Bishop, who married a man much older than herself.
%% * ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'' has Kazumi Amano and her [[HotForTeacher teacher]], "Coach" Koichiro Ohta, the latter of whom served under protagonist Noriko Takaya's father several years prior.
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** A one-sided version of this trope is used for laughs. Doctor Tofu is a licensed chiropractor who has been practicing as a professional for years (and who may be over 100 years old). He's in love with Kasumi Tendo, a 19 year old girl, and has been since she was in Junior High. Kasumi isn't aware of it, primarily because Tofu is so infatuated that the mere sound of her voice turns him from a practical, level-headed person into a flipped out weirdo who can be a danger to himself and everyone around him with his mindless antics. Even though Kasumi gives no sign of even being aware of Tofu's feelings, never mind reciprocating them, Akane [[ShipperOnDeck believes]] that Kasumi and Tofu are destined to be together, and considers the idea "cute". WordOfGod, via the memorial book and its love chart, is that Dr. Tofu's feelings are onesided.
** Played for laughs later on when Ranma eats a [[LovePotion Love Pill]] and falls for ''Cologne,'' one of the oldest characters in the series.
---> '''Ranma:''' How come I never realized just how beautiful a woman in full bloom could be?!
* There's ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', where Kyoko's husband Soichirou was also her teacher at high school, but he died not long after the wedding and her own parents at least once expressed distaste with Kyoko having married him in the first place. Later, when Yusaku Godai becomes the target of a PrecociousCrush by his own student, Ibuki Yagami, he is disgusted by and quite disapproving of the idea.
* In the ''Manga/BlueDrop'' anime, there is the relationship between the two main characters. Hagino is quite a bit older than Mari, since the Arume don't age as fast as human beings-- the relationship between them would have become a MayflyDecemberRomance if [[spoiler:Hagino wouldn't have died in the end]]. In any case, Hagino was already looking the same age when she arrived on earth five years earlier and was by then already an experienced space ship commander.
* In ''Anime/RealDrive'', Minamo's enthusiasm about Haru make her friends wonder whether she might be in love, even though Minamo is 15 years old and Haru is ''80''. The fact that Haru has been in a coma for 50 years doesn't really alleviate that. Still, things might look up for them after [[spoiler:Haru reappears with a much younger look in the ending credits]].
* Ian Vashti and his wife, Linda, in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Ian is even [[LampshadeHanging called out on how young his wife is]], causing him to defensively note he waited until she was legal to marry her (or try anything else), before demanding they focus on the important reasons they're there and not on his young wife. They are 57 and 32, respectively, in the second season (which is when Linda first appears); it's also worth bearing in mind that they have a 14-year-old daughter, the BridgeBunny Mileina.
* ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' has Crux Dogatie and his unnamed first wife, who died some time before the story. His wife was in her twenties, while he was in his ''eighties''. Though it was stated to be a political marriage, the way Dogatie tells the story implies that the relationship wasn't a bad one (indeed, Tobia suspects a case of LoveMakesYouEvil), and they did have at least one child together.
* Used in ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', most prominently in a story in the ''Tokyo'' version in which a young former hostess who appears to be in her twenties marries a very frequent customer who seems to be in his fifties. This causes her stepchildren (who are all the same age as her) to despise both her and her son (who is the same age as her husband's ''grandchild'').
* A ''very'' strange version occurs in the ''Manga/TwoThousandOneNights'' short story "So Brief, So Lasting a Love". Decades after her husband is sucked into a black hole and finding out she finds out she's dying from a disease, a colonist receives word that [[spoiler: the black hole that had sucked in her husband has returned. Due to the effects of the black hole on space-time, ''he's still in there and he hasn't aged a day.'' She is quickly shuttled to the black hole for them to be reunited for the last 60 seconds of their life... a minute that will last an eternity for those on the outside looking in.
* Yoshihara Yuki's josei comedy manga ''Itadakimasu''; with the main couple being a middle-aged OL (office lady) in a relationship with her ex-husband's younger brother, who happens to be in high school for the first half of the manga. The fact that he's been in love with her since she married his brother, when he was in junior high, makes it even moreso.



* In the anime ''{{Gungrave}}'', there was Harry and Sherry. Sherry was only twelve and Harry was a full grown man when they first met. Maria and Big Daddy is a more obvious example.
* In the extras of ''Manga/{{Tsukigasa}}'', it turns out that the significantly older Toubee had been having an affair with an 18 year old whom he got pregnant and is now going to [[ShotgunWedding marry]]. Even his son is older than his fiancee.
* Midori in ''Anime/MaiHime'', who is 24 (although she tries to convince others that she's 17), is romantically interested in her professor, who is in his mid-fifties.


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* In ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'', 28-year-old Noriko is married to the university professor Tetsuya Ukai who looks old enough to be her grandfather. It's implied that he might not be as old as he appears, though.
* In the anime ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'', there was Harry and Sherry. Sherry was only twelve and Harry was a full grown man when they first met. Maria and Big Daddy is a more obvious example.


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* Yoshihara Yuki's josei comedy manga ''Itadakimasu''; with the main couple being a middle-aged OL (office lady) in a relationship with her ex-husband's younger brother, who happens to be in high school for the first half of the manga. The fact that he's been in love with her since she married his brother, when he was in junior high, makes it even moreso.
* Midori in ''Anime/MaiHime'', who is 24 (although she tries to convince others that she's 17), is romantically interested in her professor, who is in his mid-fifties.
* Ian Vashti and his wife, Linda, in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Ian is even [[LampshadeHanging called out on how young his wife is]], causing him to defensively note he waited until she was legal to marry her (or try anything else), before demanding they focus on the important reasons they're there and not on his young wife. They are 57 and 32, respectively, in the second season (which is when Linda first appears); it's also worth bearing in mind that they have a 14-year-old daughter, the BridgeBunny Mileina.
* ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' has Crux Dogatie and his unnamed first wife, who died some time before the story. His wife was in her twenties, while he was in his ''eighties''. Though it was stated to be a political marriage, the way Dogatie tells the story implies that the relationship wasn't a bad one (indeed, Tobia suspects a case of LoveMakesYouEvil), and they did have at least one child together.
* Used in ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'', most prominently in a story in the ''Tokyo'' version in which a young former hostess who appears to be in her twenties marries a very frequent customer who seems to be in his fifties. This causes her stepchildren (who are all the same age as her) to despise both her and her son (who is the same age as her husband's ''grandchild'').
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' when Ranma eats a [[LovePotion Love Pill]] and falls for ''Cologne,'' one of the oldest characters in the series.
---> '''Ranma:''' How come I never realized just how beautiful a woman in full bloom could be?!
* In ''Anime/RealDrive'', Minamo's enthusiasm about Haru make her friends wonder whether she might be in love, even though Minamo is 15 years old and Haru is ''80''. The fact that Haru has been in a coma for 50 years doesn't really alleviate that. Still, things might look up for them after [[spoiler:Haru reappears with a much younger look in the ending credits]].


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* After her retirement at 20 years old, Wilma Bishop from ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' married a Faraway Land commissioned officer who is 30 years older than her, surprising everyone.
* In the extras of ''Manga/{{Tsukigasa}}'', it turns out that the significantly older Toubee had been having an affair with an 18 year old whom he got pregnant and is now going to [[ShotgunWedding marry]]. Even his son is older than his fiancee.
* Daimaru Nakajima who is a CoolOldGuy and his second wife [[WrenchWench Senna]] in ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''. Senna is younger than Daimaru's son [[GentleGiant Ken]]...
27th Jul '16 4:12:08 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/KareKano'': Sakura Arima, daughter of Yukino and Soichiro Arima. In the last chapter of the manga she confesses her love to Hideaki Asaba, her parents' close friend since high school; even though she is only 15 at the time, it is implied that Hideaki shares her feelings.



* The plot (and central character) of ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' come about because of the relationship developed between the male lead's grandfather and the twenty-something Masako, who worked in his home as a helper (though whether it was romantic on her part is debatable). [[spoiler:Rin eventually falls in love with Daikichi, who is 24 years older than her. She follows through on those feelings when she learns that she isn't actually related to Daikichi by blood.]]
* ''Manga/KoreWaKoiNoHanashi'' revolves around the love story between a writer and a schoolgirl and their '''21 years''' of age difference.

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* The plot (and central character) of ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' come about because of the relationship developed between the male lead's grandfather and the twenty-something Masako, who worked in his home as a helper (though whether it was romantic on her part is debatable). [[spoiler:Rin eventually falls in love with Daikichi, who is 24 years older than her. She follows through on those feelings when she learns that she isn't actually related to Daikichi by blood.]]\n* ''Manga/KoreWaKoiNoHanashi'' revolves around the love story between a writer and a schoolgirl and their '''21 years''' of age difference.



* Used for Tohru's parents in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Katsuya Honda was a student teacher when Kyoko Katsunuma was still in middle school and he became her BigBrotherMentor, helping her to heal from [[BrokenBird her severe emotional troubles.]] He deliberately held off until she was out of school to propose to her. [[spoiler: And he did that right on time, since when he went to talk to her, Kyoko's AbusiveParents were throwing her out of home for being a delinquent and bringing them bad rep. Katsuya then gave them a WhatTheHellHero speech and took Kyouko into his home.]]
* Van Hohenheim and Trisha Elric of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Even if you factor out [[spoiler:Hohenheim being [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld a 400 year-old immortal]]]], there's still the fact that Hohenheim looks to be in his late 30s/early 40s and the databooks put Trisha at 26 when she died, meaning she had Ed when she was roughly 21.



* In ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', 16-year-old Rosette is sweet on er ParentalSubstitute Father Remington, who publicly claims to be 27, and is actually at least 72. Her partner and primary love interest Chrono is at least as old as Remington, despite appearing to be a 12 year old through most of the series.

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* In ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', 16-year-old Rosette is sweet on er her ParentalSubstitute Father Remington, who publicly claims to be 27, and is actually at least 72. Her partner and primary love interest Chrono is at least as old as Remington, despite appearing to be a 12 year old through most of the series.72.
24th Jul '16 4:48:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ChronoCrusade'', 16-year-old Rosette is sweet on er ParentalSubstitute Father Remington, who publicly claims to be 27, and is actually at least 72. Her partner and primary love interest Chrono is at least as old as Remington, despite appearing to be a 12 year old through most of the series.

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* In ''ChronoCrusade'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', 16-year-old Rosette is sweet on er ParentalSubstitute Father Remington, who publicly claims to be 27, and is actually at least 72. Her partner and primary love interest Chrono is at least as old as Remington, despite appearing to be a 12 year old through most of the series.
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