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22nd Jul '16 10:29:15 AM Keybreak
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As a protagonist, this is essentially the same character as the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent -- shining example of Japanese conformity ripe for a life changing transformation at the hands of an extraordinary event/individual/robot. The difference is that the salaryman's disproportionately extensive BackStory doesn't need to be crammed into elementary and middle school. That, plus high school kids don't constantly worry about getting fired. Using him in this way isn't exceptionally common, as these types of stories sell better with younger high school protagonists and supporting cast, even if the [[{{Moe}} target audience is older]].

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As a protagonist, this is essentially the same character as the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent -- a shining example of Japanese conformity ripe for a life changing transformation at the hands of an extraordinary event/individual/robot. The difference is that the salaryman's disproportionately extensive BackStory doesn't need to be crammed into elementary and middle school. That, plus high school kids don't constantly worry about getting fired. Using him in this way isn't exceptionally common, as these types of stories sell better with younger high school protagonists and supporting cast, even if the [[{{Moe}} target audience is older]].
14th Jul '16 2:28:35 PM SantosLHalper
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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWKg_E3mWsw Salaryman Man]]'' is best described as a [[StylisticSuck half-heartedly voiced]] {{widget s|eries}}hort about a salaryman superhero who flies using [[AppliedPhlebotinum his business card]] and shoots... [[BoringButPractical with a pistol]].

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWKg_E3mWsw Salaryman Man]]'' is best described as a [[StylisticSuck half-heartedly half-heartedly]] [[BadBadActing voiced]] {{widget s|eries}}hort about a salaryman superhero who flies using [[AppliedPhlebotinum his business card]] and shoots... [[BoringButPractical with a pistol]].
2nd Jun '16 11:16:32 AM Willbyr
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* The first time ''{{Karin}}'' Maaka uses her vampiric abilities, she does it on a salaryman in the park after school. Kenta Usui (her love interest) stumbles upon her on his way home, and thinks that she's [[EnjoKosai trying to put the moves on him]].

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* The first time ''{{Karin}}'' ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' Maaka uses her vampiric abilities, she does it on a salaryman in the park after school. Kenta Usui (her love interest) stumbles upon her on his way home, and thinks that she's [[EnjoKosai trying to put the moves on him]].
29th May '16 11:07:03 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}''' premise can be accurately described as Salarymen [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]. Debris Section's [[PointyHairedBoss manager and assistant manager]] moreso than the rest of the cast, as they only rarely go on actual jobs, and are much more aware of corporate politics than the rest of Debris Section.
** Only in the anime, though. Manga is much more [[CreatorProvincialism cosmopolitan]] and doesn't center on the corporate antics that closely.

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* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}''' premise can be accurately described as Salarymen [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]. Debris Section's [[PointyHairedBoss manager and assistant manager]] moreso than the rest of the cast, as they only rarely go on actual jobs, and are much more aware of corporate politics than the rest of Debris Section.
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Section. Only in the anime, though. Manga The manga is much more [[CreatorProvincialism cosmopolitan]] and doesn't center on the corporate antics that closely.



* Grant from ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' and ''Harvest Moon DS/Cute'' is a salaryman, though he apparently lives in an American-type setting.
* Captain Olimar of ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' is basically an alien salaryman stranded on a hostile world.

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* Katie's father Grant from ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'' and ''Harvest Moon DS/Cute'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' is a stereotypical salaryman, though despite the western setting of Forget-Me-Not Valley. He and his family are the three of few non-white characters in the games. He often visits the local bar, likes wine, and is rather melancholy. He has an [[BitchInSheepsClothing overbearing]] wife and a JerkAss daughter. Grant purposedly overworks to avoid his family. In ''DS'' he apparently lives in an American-type setting.
and Samantha are divorced.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'':
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Captain Olimar of ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' is basically an alien salaryman stranded on a hostile world.
28th Apr '16 3:03:58 AM kirara19
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* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'' the elder Hayama, Akito's father, is the extreme workaholic type until Sana arranges a special intervention.

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* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'' the elder ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'' Fuyuki Hayama, Akito's father, is the extreme workaholic type until Sana arranges a special intervention.



* Ichigo's father in ''TokyoMewMew'' is an ordinary salaryman with dreams that Ichigo denounces for being practically impossible. She, of course, is a MagicalGirl and ''[[IJustWantToBeNormal prefers]]'' an average life.

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* Ichigo's father in ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is an ordinary salaryman with dreams that Ichigo denounces for being practically impossible. She, of course, is a MagicalGirl and ''[[IJustWantToBeNormal prefers]]'' an average life.



* Ataru's [[UnnamedParent dad]] in ''UruseiYatsura'' is the typical Salaryman: working long hours and worrying about the mortgage, especially since his house is routinely destroyed.

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* Ataru's [[UnnamedParent dad]] in ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' is the typical Salaryman: working long hours and worrying about the mortgage, especially since his house is routinely destroyed.
9th Mar '16 3:02:41 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Episode 5 of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' is seen from the perspective of a salaryman and the two heroines (who the guy's son is a fan of) are almost an afterthought. It has a very different, more "realistic" style and is appropriately depressing.
4th Mar '16 1:53:21 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Rokuro "Rock" Okajima was originally a salaryman until he was kidnapped by the other main characters (a group of mercenaries/{{pirates}}) and his company tried to have him killed. He quits and joins his kidnappers.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Rokuro "Rock" Okajima was originally a salaryman until he was kidnapped by the other main characters (a group of mercenaries/{{pirates}}) mercenaries/[[RuthlessModernPirates pirates]]) and his company tried to have him killed. He quits and joins his kidnappers.



* England in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was recently depicted as this archetype in Himaruya's Magical Strike AU. Other character versions include France as a {{Magical Girl}} and America as the Company President's Son.

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* England in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was recently depicted as this archetype in Himaruya's Magical Strike AU. Other character versions include France as a {{Magical Girl}} MagicalGirl and America as the Company President's Son.



* Grant from ''HarvestMoon'' ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' and ''Harvest Moon DS/Cute'' is a salaryman, though he apparently lives in an American-type setting.
* Captain Olimar of ''{{Pikmin}}'' is basically an alien salaryman stranded on a hostile world.
** The theme song, "Ai no Uta", struck a deep chord of resonance with Japanese salarymen and became massively popular in Japan as a result.

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* Grant from ''HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' and ''Harvest Moon DS/Cute'' is a salaryman, though he apparently lives in an American-type setting.
* Captain Olimar of ''{{Pikmin}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' is basically an alien salaryman stranded on a hostile world.
** The theme song, "Ai no Uta", struck a deep chord of resonance with Japanese salarymen and became massively popular in Japan as a result.result; even outselling the game it was advertising.



* Bravoman's secret identity from Bravoman: Super Unequaled Hero of Excellence! Is flat-out named Salaryman, and eventually [[spoiler:gets his own character]].

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* Bravoman's secret identity from Bravoman: ''Bravoman: Super Unequaled Hero of Excellence! Excellence!'' Is flat-out named Salaryman, and eventually [[spoiler:gets his own character]].
14th Jan '16 10:26:58 PM azul120
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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWKg_E3mWsw Salaryman Man]]'' is best described as a [[StylisticSuck half-heartedly voiced]] [[WidgetSeries widget short]] about a salaryman superhero who flies using [[AppliedPhlebotinum his business card]] and shoots... [[BoringButPractical with a pistol]].

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWKg_E3mWsw Salaryman Man]]'' is best described as a [[StylisticSuck half-heartedly voiced]] [[WidgetSeries widget short]] {{widget s|eries}}hort about a salaryman superhero who flies using [[AppliedPhlebotinum his business card]] and shoots... [[BoringButPractical with a pistol]].



18th Dec '15 10:58:36 PM nombretomado
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* In both ''[[ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: Covenant and Shadow Hearts: From the New World]]'', there's an one-use accessory called "Replacement Man". Described as "a meek corporate warrior, noticed by no one" and "a doll modeled after a guy who took the blame for his boss's screw-ups and lost his job", the Replacement Man will revive the character that equipped it in battle. After that, it disappears "with a sad smile of relief."

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* In both ''[[ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: Covenant ''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsCovenant'' and Shadow Hearts: From the New World]]'', ''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld'', there's an one-use accessory called "Replacement Man". Described as "a meek corporate warrior, noticed by no one" and "a doll modeled after a guy who took the blame for his boss's screw-ups and lost his job", the Replacement Man will revive the character that equipped it in battle. After that, it disappears "with a sad smile of relief."
2nd Dec '15 9:15:49 PM TheGunheart
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* ''VideoGame/CarriesOrderUp'' has Reginald, an ''[[FunnyAnimal eel]]'' salaryman, complete with briefcase and tie.
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