History Main / SeashellBra

27th May '17 7:18:00 PM angie710
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Of course, not every culture shares the notion that the sight of [[NippleAndDimed female nipples]] somehow corrupts children, hence the [[http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/507/ Japanese animated version]]'' of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale features bare-chested mermaids. It's also possible to avert the whole issue entirely by having [[OrganicBra scales growing around the chest area.]]

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Of course, not every culture shares the notion that the sight of [[NippleAndDimed female nipples]] somehow corrupts children, hence the [[http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/507/ Japanese animated version]]'' of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale features bare-chested mermaids. It's also possible to avert the whole issue entirely by having [[OrganicBra scales growing around the chest area.]]
area,]] or to extend the "fish" part of the mermaid up to the bustline like a strapless dress.
5th May '17 7:57:54 AM MarqFJA
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* Mermaids in ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' and ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure'' have scales in exactly the same pattern as a bra, complete with straps, with a brae midriff between that and the scales of their tails. Mermen are bare chested.

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* Mermaids in ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' and ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure'' have scales in exactly the same pattern as a bra, complete with straps, with a brae bare midriff between that and the scales of their tails. Mermen are bare chested.
7th Apr '17 9:35:42 AM erforce
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* This trope and its aversion was one of the reasons a mermaid character was cut completely from ''Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie''. She was played by a 15-year-old actress who would have had GodivaHair. Probably not suitable for a family film.

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* This trope and its aversion was one of the reasons a mermaid character was cut completely from ''Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie''.''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie''. She was played by a 15-year-old actress who would have had GodivaHair. Probably not suitable for a family film.
22nd Mar '17 10:31:47 PM Midna
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* In ''VideoGame/PanelDePon'', Neris and Natia wear one.
6th Mar '17 6:50:43 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** Averted with Mindy in the episode "Mermaid Mindy" (because she is just a little children) while is implied with her mother (that we see just from behind).
** An issue of the comic featured a spoof of the ''Little Mermaid'' with [[MsFanservice Minerva Mink]] as mermaid (or meremink) and she use these.
16th Feb '17 12:15:58 PM Daefos
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* Parodied in the ''Videogame/{{Shantae}}'' series via a series of in-character Twitter posts. Shantae takes a bath in a pond, but finds [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen her clothes missing when she comes back for them.]] Not wanting to run around naked, she tries using whatever she can reach from the water to cover herself, including the wildlife.
--->'''Shantae:''' Well, Iíve tried wearing all sorts of aquatic creatures and am pretty badly hurt at this point.
23rd Nov '16 7:32:09 AM lavendermintrose
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* The female mermaids in the shoujo manga ''Mermaid Boys'' have these. Notably, Queen Lorelai, mother of the main character Prince Naru. She, ah, fills them well.
12th Nov '16 12:49:30 PM fearlessnikki
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* Professional mermaids - as in people who wear the costume and perform in the water - are likely to wear normal bikini tops that are designed like seashell bras.
20th Jul '16 2:15:52 AM rafi
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* Jeanette, from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', in the episode "Sploosh" (a parody of ''Film/{{Splash}}'') where she is a mermaid.

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* Jeanette, from ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'':
** Jeanette
in the episode "Sploosh" (a parody of ''Film/{{Splash}}'') where she is a mermaid.mermaid.
** Brittany in "Alvie's Angels" when she use a mermaid disguise.
18th Jul '16 4:37:47 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' takes ColorCodedForYourConvenience to the extreme, so of course, mermaids always have seashell bras that match their tails. They do, however, wear other kinds of clothing at times, such as skirts, but these are purely ceremonial, and usually a mermaid is depicted in only the shell bra.

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* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' takes ColorCodedForYourConvenience to In the extreme, so filler BeachEpisode of course, ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', the girls punish the boys for being perverts by beating them up, tying them up, and forcing ''them'' to wear seashell bikinis. Later, when they think they are alone, the girls try on the seashell bikinis and find wearing them fun. Saito manages to spy on them.
* ''[[Anime/GalaxyAngelRune Galaxy Angel 3rd]]'' (manga) has the girls turned into
mermaids always have seashell bras that match their tails. They do, however, wear other kinds of clothing at times, such as skirts, but these are purely ceremonial, and usually a mermaid is depicted in only one point, complete with Seashell Bra.
* Guu from ''Anime/HareGuu'' wears one during
the shell bra.BeachEpisode.
* Shows up in a dream/hallucinatory sequence in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''. Dream Mermaid!Sora gets this to a T (well, the current performance ''is The Little Mermaid''). She also seems a bit more... [[FanServicePack ample]] in this sequence.
* Lampshaded in ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', in which Kazune points out, "How do those stay ''on''?"



* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Sanji has some {{Imagine Spot}}s of gorgeous sirens wearing Seashell Bras, but it's averted when they meet an actual mermaid, who wears a T-shirt.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''
In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' and its sequel, ''Kingdom of Magic'', magician Yamraiha wears this in keeping with her water motif. The seashells turn out to be magoi storage devices that gave her a boost when shattered, but it still doesn't explain the reason for choosing that type of bra in the first place...
* There is an episode of ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' in which a male teacher imagines the main character as a mermaid with the obligatory seashell bikini.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' takes ColorCodedForYourConvenience to the extreme, so of course, mermaids always have seashell bras that match their tails. They do, however, wear other kinds of clothing at times, such as skirts, but these are purely ceremonial, and usually a mermaid is depicted in only the shell bra.
* San the mermaid YakuzaPrincess from ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' wears this in her first appearance.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Sanji has some {{Imagine Spot}}s of gorgeous sirens wearing Seashell Bras, but it's averted when they meet Kayme, an actual mermaid, mermaid who wears a T-shirt.



* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' too, when Goku brings a mermaid to Kame-Sennin, she wears a T-shirt (but doesn't look wet). While the possibility of a wet T-shirt would certainly have held great potential for {{Fanservice}}, this occurred quite early in the series when that sort of thing was only done sporadically.

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* Towards the end of the ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' episode "If Angels Wore Swimsuits", Panty's bikini becomes ripped by a Giant Crab Ghost and falls off. Unfortunately for all the onlooking male beach-goers, two Mini-Starfish Ghosts and a Sea Anemone Ghost jump up and latch onto her in ''just'' the right places.
* Misty from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' wears a pink one whenever she plays the Magical Mermaid. In her case it's probably just a costume that looks like seashells and probably not too uncomfortable. At least not as uncomfortable as performing an underwater play bare-breasted.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' too, when Goku brings an episode of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' anime, during an EyeCatch showing Akane as a mermaid to Kame-Sennin, mermaid, she wears a T-shirt (but doesn't look wet). While pink Seashell Bra.
* Seria from ''Anime/RaveMaster'' has an interesting variation: she wears a bikini top... with a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/rave_master/v13/c103/7.html shell motif]].
* In book 10 of
the possibility of a wet T-shirt would certainly have held great potential for {{Fanservice}}, this occurred quite early in the series when that sort of thing was only done sporadically.''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' manga, both Lum and Shinobu are disguised as mermaids and wear seashell bras.



* Shows up in a dream/hallucinatory sequence in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''. Dream Mermaid!Sora gets this to a T (well, the current performance ''is The Little Mermaid''). She also seems a bit more... [[FanServicePack ample]] in this sequence.
* San the mermaid YakuzaPrincess from ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' wears this in her first appearance.
* Lampshaded in ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', in which Kazune points out, "How do those stay ''on''?"
* Misty from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' wears a pink one whenever she plays the Magical Mermaid. In her case it's probably just a costume that looks like seashells and probably not too uncomfortable. At least not as uncomfortable as performing an underwater play bare-breasted.
* Seria from ''Anime/RaveMaster'' has an interesting variation: she wears a bikini top... with a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/rave_master/v13/c103/7.html shell motif]].
* ''[[Anime/GalaxyAngelRune Galaxy Angel 3rd]]'' (manga) has the girls turned into mermaids at one point, complete with Seashell Bra.
* In an episode of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' anime, during an EyeCatch showing Akane as a mermaid, she wears a pink Seashell Bra.
* Guu from ''Anime/HareGuu'' wears one during the BeachEpisode.
* There is an episode of ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' in which a male teacher imagines the main character as a mermaid with the obligatory seashell bikini.
* In book 10 of the ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' manga, both Lum and Shinobu are disguised as mermaids and wear seashell bras.
* Towards the end of the ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' episode "If Angels Wore Swimsuits", Panty's bikini becomes ripped by a Giant Crab Ghost and falls off. Unfortunately for all the onlooking male beach-goers, two Mini-Starfish Ghosts and a Sea Anemone Ghost jump up and latch onto her in ''just'' the right places.
* In the filler BeachEpisode of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', the girls punish the boys for being perverts by beating them up, tying them up, and forcing ''them'' to wear seashell bikinis. Later, when they think they are alone, the girls try on the seashell bikinis and find wearing them fun. Saito manages to spy on them.
* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' and its sequel, ''Kingdom of Magic'', magician Yamraiha wears this in keeping with her water motif. The seashells turn out to be magoi storage devices that gave her a boost when shattered, but it still doesn't explain the reason for choosing that type of bra in the first place...



* [=AndrAIa=] from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is a bit more modest than the typical mermaid (at least at first), wearing one gigantic scallop shell that covers her entire torso. After the {{Timeskip}} she gets a more {{Stripperific}} outfit with a bra that appears to be made out of some kind of fish skin.

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* [=AndrAIa=] Jeanette, from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', in the episode "Sploosh" (a parody of ''Film/{{Splash}}'') where she is a bit more modest than the typical mermaid (at least at first), wearing one gigantic scallop shell mermaid.
* Subverted during both episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans''
that covers her have mermaids, "Viking Voyage" and "Into the Deep". During those episodes, Tasha and Uniqua are mermaids (well, Uniqua just in the latter), but their tails ''[[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-movies-2007/325-1.jpg cover the entire torso. After the {{Timeskip}} she gets a more {{Stripperific}} outfit with a bra that appears to be made out of some kind of fish skin.torso]]'', so they don't need seashell bras.



* Subverted during both episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' that have mermaids, "Viking Voyage" and "Into the Deep". During those episodes, Tasha and Uniqua are mermaids (well, Uniqua just in the latter), but their tails ''[[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-movies-2007/325-1.jpg cover the entire torso]]'', so they don't need seashell bras.
* FanDisservice[=/=]Parody: ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''[='=] superhero parody Mermaid Man has a pair of shells over his completely round torso, despite the ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}-esque orange scale shirt he also wears.
** PlayedWith in some episodes, where mermaids can be seen wearing normal bras with seashells randomly attached to the front, as seen [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110109001653/spongebob/images/2/22/Amphitrite.jpg here]].
** {{Averted}} by Mindy in TheMovie, who just wears a [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]] shirt.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise wears one during a DreamSequence where she's a mermaid.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', during Mordecai's dream sequence in the episode "Meat Your Maker", he envisions Margaret wearing one that just [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ''barely'']] covers her [[UnusualEuphemism lady pecs]].



* Bloom in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has one of her bikinis with this.

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* Bloom in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise wears one of during a DreamSequence where she's a mermaid.
* [=AndrAIa=] from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' is a bit more modest than the typical mermaid (at least at first), wearing one gigantic scallop shell that covers
her bikinis entire torso. After the {{Timeskip}} she gets a more {{Stripperific}} outfit with this.a bra that appears to be made out of some kind of fish skin.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', during Mordecai's dream sequence in the episode "Meat Your Maker", he envisions Margaret wearing one that just [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ''barely'']] covers her [[UnusualEuphemism lady pecs]].


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* FanDisservice[=/=]Parody the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''[='=] superhero parody Mermaid Man has a pair of shells over his completely round torso, despite the ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}-esque orange scale shirt he also wears.
** PlayedWith in some episodes, where mermaids can be seen wearing normal bras with seashells randomly attached to the front, as seen [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110109001653/spongebob/images/2/22/Amphitrite.jpg here]].
** {{Averted}} by Mindy in TheMovie, who just wears a [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]] shirt.
* Bloom in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has one of her bikinis with this.
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