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6th Jul '17 2:51:15 AM syndomatic
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** A more overtly romantic example: Noriko Katayama of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' refers to her ex-senpai Anna Yoshizaka as this. The former is either strongly implied to be or is outright in love with the latter. The localization interpreted the term literally, giving the impression that they are related when they are not.
23rd Jun '17 2:30:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In [[UpdatedRerelease "The Answer"]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}: FES'', both [[spoiler:[[RobotGirl Aigis]]]] and [[spoiler:[[RobotGirl Metis]]]] share this type of relationship. And in ''Persona 3 Portable'' Mitsuru's social link is recasted as this for the Female Progatonist. Still some leftover LesYay though.

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* In [[UpdatedRerelease "The Answer"]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}: FES'', both [[spoiler:[[RobotGirl Aigis]]]] and is regarded as this by [[spoiler:[[RobotGirl Metis]]]] share this type of relationship. Metis]]]]. And in ''Persona 3 Portable'' Portable'', Mitsuru's social link is recasted as her being this for the Female Progatonist. Still Progatonist (still some leftover LesYay though.[[LesYay romantic undertones]], though).
5th Jun '17 5:00:32 AM Unityd3v
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* Kale from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' refers to Caulifla as her "onee-sama". The two are particularly close with Kale looking up to Caulifla and Caulifla being very protective of Kale.
17th Apr '17 9:00:30 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Mami Tomoe in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a Type-1 example; an elegant, reserved and graceful older sister figure who rookie magical girls look up to. However, as confirmed by WordOfGod, [[spoiler:this is only a mask used as encouragement to prolong her MagicalGirl role. It breaks in an alternate timeline depicted in episode 10, when upon learning the AwfulTruth about [[BigBad Kyubey]]'s [[CosmicHorrorStory magical girl system]], she [[FreakOut loses it]] and starts destroying the other magical girls' [[SoulJar Soul Gem]]s, believing she's saving them from a FateWorseThanDeath. Fortunately, Madoka destroys Mami's own Soul Gem before there was more than one casualty]].

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* Mami Tomoe in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a Type-1 example; an elegant, reserved and graceful older sister figure who rookie magical girls look up to. However, as confirmed by WordOfGod, [[spoiler:this is only a mask used as encouragement to prolong her MagicalGirl role. It breaks in an alternate timeline depicted in episode 10, when upon learning the AwfulTruth about [[BigBad Kyubey]]'s [[CosmicHorrorStory magical girl system]], she [[FreakOut loses it]] and starts destroying the other magical girls' [[SoulJar Soul Gem]]s, believing she's saving them from a FateWorseThanDeath. Fortunately, Madoka destroys Mami's own Soul Gem before there was more than one casualty]].casualty; unfortunately and ''very'' understandably, poor Madoka has a sobbing meltdown afterwards and Homura has to comfort her]].
17th Apr '17 8:58:30 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Chikage from ''Manga/TheRowsOfCherryTrees'' is the first flavor of Onee-sama.

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* Chikage Maki from ''Manga/TheRowsOfCherryTrees'' is the first flavor of Onee-sama.Onee-sama, affectionate and doting and pretty much a CoolBigSis. The girls of her school adore her to boot, including the protagonist Yukiko.



* Rukia from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' adored her Lieutenant Kaien's wife, Miyako, who fits in here as a Type 1.

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* Rukia from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' adored her Lieutenant Kaien's YamatoNadeshiko wife, Miyako, who fits in here as a Type 1.1. Rukia openly refers to Miyako as "beautiful" and as "her role model".
19th Feb '17 9:48:39 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', Amida Arca, Naze Turbine's "principal wife", is called "onee-sama" by the other members of the [[AmazonBrigade Turbines]].
26th Dec '16 5:54:06 PM FordPrefect
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In its most literal translation, Onee-sama (also parsed ''[[{{Keigo}} o-]][[JapaneseSiblingTerminology nee]][[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -sama]]'' or ''oneesama'') refers to a highly respected older sister, (which can be troublesome when dubs treat it literally and it ''isn't''). It's an extremely formal phrase, and probably is most commonly heard in period dramas.

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In its most literal translation, Onee-sama (also parsed ''[[{{Keigo}} o-]][[JapaneseSiblingTerminology nee]][[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -sama]]'' or ''oneesama'') refers to a highly respected older sister, sister (which can be troublesome when dubs treat it literally and it ''isn't''). It's an extremely formal phrase, and probably is most commonly heard in period dramas.
5th Dec '16 7:16:03 AM anza_sb
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# A subset of the first type of relationship, signalling a lesbian relationship with the {{uke}} referring to the {{seme}} as "Onee-sama". I.e., the [[IncrediblyLamePun Onee-Seme]].

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# A subset of the first type of relationship, signalling a lesbian relationship with the {{uke}} referring to the {{seme}} as "Onee-sama". I."Onee-sama", i.e., the [[IncrediblyLamePun Onee-Seme]].


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* Type 3 in ''LightNovel/ReZero'': Rem always calls her older twin Ram as "nee-sama".
10th Oct '16 1:23:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Interestingly, in contrast that in Japan, the honorific OneeSama is mostly used by a girl to call another girl, in Korea, which differentiates the honorific not only by the gender of the one being called but also the gender of the caller, the counterpart of OneeSama in Korea only present if the caller is male. (Nunim if the one being addressed to the honorific is an older female, addressed by a younger male, and Hyungnim if the one being addressed to the honorific is an older male, addressed by a younger male). Also there's a slight twist to Type 3, in which said person is used to address said male's in laws instead of actual older sibling.

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Interestingly, in contrast that in Japan, the honorific OneeSama is mostly used by a girl to call another girl, girl; in Korea, which differentiates the honorific not only by the gender of the one being called but also the gender of the caller, the counterpart of OneeSama in Korea only present if the caller is male. (Nunim if the one being addressed to the honorific is an older female, addressed by a younger male, and Hyungnim if the one being addressed to the honorific is an older male, addressed by a younger male). Also there's a slight twist to Type 3, in which said person is used to address said male's in laws instead of actual older sibling.



* Chizuru Naba in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' plays the affectionate (with a little {{Trickster}} thrown in) type, particularly with her classmate Natsumi (in a subversion, Natsumi is actually the ''older'' one, if only by a few months), and combines this with CoolBigSis when she all but adopts Negi's [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-demon]] rival Kotaro. Another example would be Mei's relationship with her upper-classman Takane.

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* Chizuru Naba in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' plays the affectionate (with a little {{Trickster}} thrown in) type, particularly with her classmate Natsumi (in a subversion, twist, Natsumi is actually the ''older'' one, if only by a few months), and combines this with CoolBigSis when she all but adopts Negi's [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-demon]] rival Kotaro. Another example would be Mei's relationship with her upper-classman Takane.



* Nadeshiko from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' acts like Amu's older sister figure, despite being the same age. Interestingly subverted that [[spoiler: she's a WholesomeCrossdresser and is actually male that goes by the real name Nagihiko.]]

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* Nadeshiko from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' acts like Amu's older sister figure, despite being the same age. Interestingly subverted that [[spoiler: she's She's a WholesomeCrossdresser and is actually male that goes by the real name Nagihiko.]]



** Louise calls her oldest sister, Eleanor, this. Usually while she's absolutely terrified - Eleanor has a little bit of a temper. In this instance it's both a signal that Eleanor demands more formal behavior from Louise, and that Louise fears and is submissive to her. She also calls her other older sister, Cattleya, this, though this time it's out of affection.

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** Louise calls her oldest sister, Eleanor, this. Usually while she's absolutely terrified - Eleanor has a little bit of a temper.temper worse than Louise's own. In this instance it's both a signal that Eleanor demands more formal behavior from Louise, and that Louise fears and is submissive to her. She also calls her other older sister, Cattleya, this, though this time it's out of affection.



* Euphemia uses this on Cornelia in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', although she is often required to address her by her title while in front of others. And Nunnally to Lelouch. Even when [[spoiler: he gave her all the reasons to hate him.]]

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* Euphemia uses this on Cornelia in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', although she is often required to address her by her title while in front of others. And Nunnally to Lelouch. Even when [[spoiler: he gave her all the reasons to hate him.]]
22nd Jul '16 5:08:56 PM Austin
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* Reina in ''Myriad Colours Phantom World'' uses the third type to refer to Mai, which fits Reina's upperclass persona.

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* Reina in ''Myriad Colours Phantom World'' ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld'' uses the third type to refer to Mai, which fits Reina's upperclass persona.
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