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29th Mar '17 10:33:58 AM Golondrina
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* "Kaishounachi" (not his real name, but an epithet roughly translating to "Useless Bum"), boyfriend of Ebichu's owner the O.L., in ''Oruchuban Ebichu (Ebichu Minds the House)''.

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* "Kaishounachi" (not his real name, but an epithet roughly translating to "Useless Bum"), boyfriend of Ebichu's owner the O.L., in ''Oruchuban Ebichu (Ebichu Minds the House)''.''Anime/OruchubanEbichu''.



* 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.

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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 daughter is a fan of) are almost an afterthought. It has a very different, more "realistic" style and is appropriately depressing.
24th Feb '17 4:54:20 PM Gamermaster
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* Kobayashi from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is a RareFemaleExample that ''isn't'' an OfficeLady (even if she's referred to as one). She works as a senior programmer for [[Manga/{{Ojojojo}} Jigokumeguri]]. [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Elma]] later starts working with her, but she spends some time as an OfficeLady first since [[EpicFail she had no idea what a computer was, let alone how to code for one]].
18th Feb '17 9:31:35 PM Shadeblade11
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* After the BigBad Yoshikage Kira switches bodies in the later part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', he is forced to assume his new identity's role as one of these, which isn't as dissimilar to his original job. His job as a salesman was pretty much the same and he only did just enough to live well but no so much that he stood out enough to get promotions or anything of that sort.

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* After the BigBad Yoshikage Kira switches bodies in the later part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable]]'', he is forced to assume his new identity's role as one of these, which isn't as dissimilar to his original job. His job as a salesman was pretty much the same and he only did just enough to live well but no so much that he stood out enough to get promotions or anything of that sort.
18th Feb '17 9:31:01 PM Shadeblade11
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* After the BigBad Yoshikage Kira switches bodies in the later part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 4 he is forced to assume his new identity's role as one of these, not that he's particularly happy about it.
** Actually it's his preferred job because they're boring and easy to overlook. Even in his job as a salesman, it was pretty much the same and he only did just enough to live well but no so much that he stood out enough to get promotions or anything of that sort.

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* After the BigBad Yoshikage Kira switches bodies in the later part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' part 4 ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', he is forced to assume his new identity's role as one of these, not that he's particularly happy about it.
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which isn't as dissimilar to his preferred job because they're boring and easy to overlook. Even in his original job. His job as a salesman, it salesman was pretty much the same and he only did just enough to live well but no so much that he stood out enough to get promotions or anything of that sort.
16th Feb '17 3:39:04 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''VideoGame/RentAHero'' is a parody of both Japan's superhero shows and its society as a whole, so naturally at one point there's a salaryman who becomes a Rent A Hero himself named "Urusaraman" (a combination of Franchise/{{Ultraman}} and salaryman).
* ''VideoGame/DandyDungeon'''s protagonist is Yamada, a lonely programmer who works a dead-end job for a video game company. But you don't play as him, rather as his hero self-insert in the game he himself codes after being fired. Who looks just like him. It's complicated... but fun.
14th Jan '17 9:59:48 PM steam66
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* The Japanese Engineers of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' play on elements of this, including refrences to quirky office fitness programs for wage-slaves (it's the given excuse for the Japanese engineer's ability to sprint). In keeping with the imperialistic nature of Japan in the game, fluff describes them as being looked down upon for being just regular workaholics rather than battle-ready combat workaholics.

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* The Japanese Engineers of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' play on elements of this, are this personified, wearing office suits, glasses, and headphones with built-in mics, including refrences to quirky office fitness programs for wage-slaves (it's the given excuse for the Japanese engineer's ability to sprint). In keeping with the imperialistic nature of Japan in the game, fluff describes them as being looked down upon for being just regular workaholics rather than battle-ready combat workaholics. Their dialogue mostly features them toadying up to you, and when they're being ''shot at'', their response is to ''ask if they can be temporarily excused''.
11th Nov '16 10:28:23 AM TailsDoll
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* One of the zombies in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' has this appearance, using an open newspaper as a shield. Once the newspaper is destroyed by your plants' attacks, he gets angry (the game's bestiary says he was working intently on a Sudoku puzzle) and runs toward your house at a faster movement speed than the one at which he was running pre-paper shred. However, when the paper's gone, he has about the same health as your standard zombie and will go down quickly before your plants.
* The Annoying Old Party Man and Annoying Reveler enemies from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. We can also assume that Ness' dad is one, as he always seems to be at work.
* The Businessman and Office Lady trainer classes in ''{{Pokemon}} Black and White'' are based on this.

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* One of the zombies The Newspaper Zombie in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' has this appearance, using an open newspaper as a shield. Once the newspaper is destroyed by your plants' attacks, he gets angry (the game's bestiary says he was working intently on a Sudoku puzzle) and runs toward your house at a faster movement speed than the one at which he was running pre-paper shred. However, when the paper's gone, he has about the same health as your standard zombie and will go down quickly before your plants.
* The Annoying Old Party Man and Annoying Reveler enemies from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.''VideoGame/EarthBound'' are examples of alcoholic salarymen. We can also assume that Ness' dad is one, as he always seems to be at work.
* The Businessman and Office Lady trainer classes in ''{{Pokemon}} Black and White'' are based on this.
22nd Oct '16 2:02:05 PM BURGINABC
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* ''VideoGame/KeroBlaster'' stars an anthropomorphic frog salaryman.
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]].
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