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12th Mar '18 9:40:13 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', the main cast encounter a {{Kitsune}} who works as a miko at a shrine when they're on vacation. She uses her shapeshifting powers to put on {{Sentai}} shows, much to the annoyance of the priest who runs the shrine. Later in the series, Miia winds up getting a job at a snake shrine, where she's very popular due to being a [[SnakePeople lamia]].
21st Feb '18 6:23:04 PM darkemyst
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* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Vivi's paternal grandmother is a small old woman who wears blue hakama with a white haori and carries a shakujo.
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19th Feb '18 12:45:17 PM RagingHeart
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* Uesato Hinata, Fujimori Mito, Aki Masuzu, Kokudo Aya are just known mikos in [[YukiYunaIsAHero Yuusha de Aru]] franchise. They can't fight but recieve oracles from Shinju as images and relay them to heroes for their fights against Vertexes.
12th Feb '18 4:17:16 PM nombretomado
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A miko (巫女) is a shrine maiden in the UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} religion. Given the strength of Shinto in Japan and the position shrine maidens hold in it, it is no surprise that they are a common character type in anime. Straight portrayals and dramatizations are used just as frequently as a priest or nun would be in North American or European media. If a main character, she might be [[MagicalGirl endowed with]] [[{{Onmyodo}} mystical powers]] in order to fight demons, hang [[PaperTalisman [=Ofuda=]]] so that [[SealedEvilInACan she won't have to fight the demons in the first place]], receive visions, etc. Otherwise fictional and non-fictional Miko work in [[ShrinesAndTemples shrines]], often as an afterschool job. Their outfits traditionally consist of red ''hakama'' (trousers) or a long red skirt, and a white ''haori'' (kimono jacket).

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A miko (巫女) is a shrine maiden in the UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} religion. Given the strength of Shinto in Japan and the position shrine maidens hold in it, it is no surprise that they are a common character type in anime. Straight portrayals and dramatizations are used just as frequently as a priest or nun would be in North American or European media. If a main character, she might be [[MagicalGirl endowed with]] [[{{Onmyodo}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} mystical powers]] in order to fight demons, hang [[PaperTalisman [=Ofuda=]]] so that [[SealedEvilInACan she won't have to fight the demons in the first place]], receive visions, etc. Otherwise fictional and non-fictional Miko work in [[ShrinesAndTemples shrines]], often as an afterschool job. Their outfits traditionally consist of red ''hakama'' (trousers) or a long red skirt, and a white ''haori'' (kimono jacket).



* Utsuki and Kureha from ''VideoGame/{{Kuon}}'', kinda. They are the daughters of the shrine, wear red and white robes, and know how to use {{Onmyodo}}, but they are not referred to as Miko.

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* Utsuki and Kureha from ''VideoGame/{{Kuon}}'', kinda. They are the daughters of the shrine, wear red and white robes, and know how to use {{Onmyodo}}, UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}}, but they are not referred to as Miko.
11th Feb '18 8:04:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Reimu Hakurei and Sanae Kochiya, both of whom wear [[CostumeExaggeration somewhat non-traditional, heavily customized]] miko outfits[[note]]Reimu's was more traditional-looking in the PC98 era, and gradually acquired various frills and other modifications between the early PC games[[/note]]; while Reimu's outfit at least keeps the traditional red and white color scheme, Sanae wears ''blue'' and white. Fanon tends to pit them against each other, as they both need people to visit their shrines (Reimu needs offerings, Sanae needs faith). Not to be confused with the final boss of ''Ten Desires'', whose ''name'' is Miko (the kanji for that name translating to either "saint" or "divine child").

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Reimu Hakurei and Sanae Kochiya, both of whom wear [[CostumeExaggeration somewhat non-traditional, heavily customized]] miko outfits[[note]]Reimu's was more traditional-looking in the PC98 UsefulNotes/PC98 era, and gradually acquired various frills and other modifications between the early PC games[[/note]]; while Reimu's outfit at least keeps the traditional red and white color scheme, Sanae wears ''blue'' and white. Fanon tends to pit them against each other, as they both need people to visit their shrines (Reimu needs offerings, Sanae needs faith). Not to be confused with the final boss of ''Ten Desires'', whose ''name'' is Miko (the kanji for that name translating to either "saint" or "divine child").
27th Dec '17 2:37:04 PM Wyldchyld
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Another reason they are common in H-Games and {{Fanservice}}-laden anime, however, is that they wear uniforms, and like many other seemingly benign and non-sexualized uniforms, [[KimonoFanService the uniform itself]] can be a form of FetishFuel that is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar easy to get past the radar]]. Of course, Shinto is a little less strict about sexuality, so it isn't as sacrilegious as [[NaughtyNuns sexualized nuns]].

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Another reason they are common in H-Games and {{Fanservice}}-laden anime, however, is that they wear uniforms, and like many other seemingly benign and non-sexualized uniforms, [[KimonoFanService the uniform itself]] can be a form type of FetishFuel fetish that is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar easy to get past the radar]]. Of course, Shinto is a little less strict about sexuality, so it isn't as sacrilegious as [[NaughtyNuns sexualized nuns]].
26th Sep '17 12:05:17 AM PaulA
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** The [[VideoGame/GoldenSun previous games]] have two mythological-based summons that carries this image [[SadlyMythtaken (despite how inaccurate it is to the original)]], [[Myth/AztecMythology Coatlicue]] and [[TheOdyssey Ulysses]].

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** The [[VideoGame/GoldenSun previous games]] have two mythological-based summons that carries this image [[SadlyMythtaken (despite how inaccurate it is to the original)]], [[Myth/AztecMythology Coatlicue]] and [[TheOdyssey [[Literature/TheOdyssey Ulysses]].
9th Aug '17 9:02:00 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Genderflipped'' in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'', where the handsome Shinto priest Asagi is one of the {{bifauxnen}} PlayerCharacter's companions and prospect {{love interest}}s.

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* ''Genderflipped'' in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'', ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We date?: Ninja Shadow]]'', where the handsome Shinto priest SexyPriest Asagi is one of the {{bifauxnen}} PlayerCharacter's companions and prospect {{love interest}}s.
9th Aug '17 8:30:24 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'''s version of the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Shrine_Maiden Cleric class]], Shrine Maiden, is referred to as "Miko" in the Japanese version, with Princess Sakura and [[spoiler: her potential daughter]] Mitama starting off as this. This carries over into one of the Shrine Maiden class' promoted classes, [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Priestess Priestess]]. Unlike the case mentioned above, the Shrine Maiden and Priestess outfits actually ''do'' resemble Miko clothing, due to both classes being exclusive to characters from the [[{{Wutai}} Japanese-esque nation of Hoshido]].

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'''s version of the [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Shrine_Maiden Cleric class]], Shrine Maiden, is referred to as "Miko" in the Japanese version, with Princess Sakura and [[spoiler: her potential daughter]] Mitama starting off as this. This carries over into one of the Shrine Maiden class' promoted classes, [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Priestess com/wiki/Priestess_(Fates) Priestess]]. Unlike the case mentioned above, the Shrine Maiden and Priestess outfits actually ''do'' resemble Miko clothing, due to both classes being exclusive to characters from the [[{{Wutai}} Japanese-esque nation of Hoshido]].



* ''Genderflipped'' in ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'', where the handsome Shinto priest Asagi is one of the {{bifauxnen}} PlayerCharacter's companions and prospect {{love interest}}s.
* Luka Urushibara of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' works at her family's shrine and dresses in the traditional manner. [[spoiler:She is {{transgender}} and when she's able to use time travel to cross into a world line where she is a biological female; though later the consequences of the timeline alterations require them to be undone.]]



* ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'' gives us the sisters Youko and Tsukuyo Sakaue, with one that is a {{Seer}}.
* Luka Urushibara of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' works at her family's shrine and dresses in the traditional manner. [[spoiler:She is {{transgender}} and when she's able to use time travel to cross into a world line where she is a biological female; though later the consequences of the timeline alterations require them to be undone.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/YuminaTheEthereal'' gives us has the sisters Youko and Tsukuyo Sakaue, with one that is a {{Seer}}.
* Luka Urushibara of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' works at her family's shrine and dresses in the traditional manner. [[spoiler:She is {{transgender}} and when she's able to use time travel to cross into a world line where she is a biological female; though later the consequences of the timeline alterations require them to be undone.]]
{{Seer}}.
29th May '17 6:18:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** Technically, predated by other two girls from ImperialJapan times: Takiko Okuda and Suzuno Osugi. Takiko is upgraded to HeroOfAnotherStory in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', and Suzuno gets her chance in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun''.

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** Technically, predated by other two girls from ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan times: Takiko Okuda and Suzuno Osugi. Takiko is upgraded to HeroOfAnotherStory in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', and Suzuno gets her chance in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun''.
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