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7th Aug '17 2:24:33 PM sampacm
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** This is referenced in the TagTeam FightingGame ''[[VieoGame/{{Maribato}} Maribato!]]'', where the girls in Arcade Mode are paired according to the group they belong to (Yumi with Sachiko, Sei with Shimako, Rei with Yoshino, etc.)
9th Jun '17 3:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* Jade from the WhateleyUniverse refers to her friends, particularly her roommate Tennyo, as 'sempai', and tends towards this kind of attitude.

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* Jade from the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse refers to her friends, particularly her roommate Tennyo, as 'sempai', and tends towards this kind of attitude.
29th May '17 2:39:43 PM Eagal
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In real life, this trope is part of [[Creator/ConfuCius Confucianism]]'s influence on Sinospheric (including Japanese) cultures.

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In real life, this trope is part of [[Creator/ConfuCius [[Creator/{{Confucius}} Confucianism]]'s influence on Sinospheric (including Japanese) cultures.
29th Apr '17 8:48:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' actually mostly averts this with the Phantom Thieves. Third-years Makoto and Haru insist that their juniors simply call them by name, and ([[Hikikomori technically]]) first-year Futaba acts ''very'' informally towards her seniors.

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** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' actually mostly averts this with the Phantom Thieves. Third-years Makoto and Haru insist that their juniors simply call them by name, and ([[Hikikomori ([[{{Hikikomori}} technically]]) first-year Futaba acts ''very'' informally towards her seniors.
29th Apr '17 8:47:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', [[ButtMonkey Yosuke]] is surprised to find that the tough, rumored-to-be-in-a-biker-gang (he's not) [[{{Delinquents}} Kanji]] is his kohai. Similarly, Chie's surprised when, in their first meeting at school, the usually rude and abrasive Kanji is quite polite to them, and he says it's because they're his sempais. If you romance Naoto and talk to her in the dungeon with Kanji present, Kanji misinterprets her embarrassment as rudeness and calls her out for acting that way toward their leader and sempai.
** One of the big differences between Personas 3 and 4 is that in Persona 3, the main character trio are the underclassmen (although your main character gives orders in battle because he is the most skilled in the use of his Persona) and sempais Mitsuru and Akihiko are calling the shots (to the point where they won't allow you to do any missions if both are not present), but in Persona 4 the main character trio (and later Yukiko as well) are the sempais and are in charge of the entire investigation team with the later members as their underclassman. The only 3rd year with a name in Persona 4 is Saki, who's killed off early on.
** Taken even further in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight''. The team decides to LetsSplitUpGang to find the missing idol singers, and the split is directly along the sempai/kohai line. Members of the kohai team even talk about doing their best to impress the sempais. The members of Kanamin Kitchen also consider Rise a sempai, even though Rise's essentially their rival.
* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', this is averted on a few occasions. When Rei and Zen join the group, since no one is able to conclusively determine how old they are, the others decide to treat them as first-years in high school, but neither of the two considers the others sempais. When the two groups learn that the ''Persona 3'' team is actually from two years before the P4 group, making even the second-years older than anyone on the P4 group, Junpei is delighted to have girls calling him sempai, only for the girls to point out that while he's older than they are, since they don't go to the same school, he's not a sempai to them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has party members in the first, second and third year of high school in Japan, with the younger members being more respectful of the older ones, and outright calling them "senpai", and the older ones trying to look out for their younger companions.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', [[ButtMonkey Yosuke]] is surprised to find that the tough, rumored-to-be-in-a-biker-gang (he's not) [[{{Delinquents}} Kanji]] is his kohai. Similarly, Chie's surprised when, in their first meeting at school, the usually rude and abrasive Kanji is quite polite to them, and he says it's because they're his sempais. If you romance Naoto and talk to her in the dungeon with Kanji present, Kanji misinterprets her embarrassment as rudeness and calls her out for acting that way toward their leader and sempai.
** One of the big differences between Personas 3 ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and 4 ''4'' is that in Persona 3, ''Persona 3'', the main character trio are the underclassmen (although your main character gives orders in battle because he is the most skilled in the use of his Persona) and sempais Mitsuru and Akihiko are calling the shots (to the point where they won't allow you to do any missions if both are not present), but in Persona 4 ''Persona 4'' the main character trio (and later Yukiko as well) are the sempais and are in charge of the entire investigation team Investigation Team with the later members as their underclassman. The only 3rd year third-year with a name in Persona 4 ''Persona 4'' is Saki, who's killed off early on.
** Taken even further in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight''. The team decides to LetsSplitUpGang [[LetsSplitUpGang split up]] to find the missing idol singers, and the split is directly along the sempai/kohai line. Members of the kohai team even talk about doing their best to impress the sempais. The members of Kanamin Kitchen also consider Rise a sempai, even though Rise's essentially their rival.
* ** In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', this is averted on a few occasions. When Rei and Zen join the group, since no one is able to conclusively determine how old they are, the others decide to treat them as first-years in high school, but neither of the two considers the others sempais. When the two groups learn that the ''Persona 3'' team is actually from two years before the P4 group, making even the second-years older than anyone on the P4 group, Junpei is delighted to have girls calling him sempai, only for the girls to point out that while he's older than they are, since they don't go to the same school, he's not a sempai to them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has party members in the first, second and third year of high school in Japan, ** ''VideoGame/Persona5'' actually mostly averts this with the younger members being more respectful of the older ones, Phantom Thieves. Third-years Makoto and outright calling them "senpai", and the older ones trying to look out for Haru insist that their younger companions.juniors simply call them by name, and ([[Hikikomori technically]]) first-year Futaba acts ''very'' informally towards her seniors.
29th Apr '17 4:39:16 PM nombretomado
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* The ''TokimekiMemorial'' series, being a HighSchool romance DatingSim series, obviously loves this trope. Every flagship game of the series (save for ''Tokimeki Memorial 3'') had a Kohai as a winnable LoveInterest, and several [[GaidenGame side games]] introduced other non-winnable Kohai. However, winnable sempai weren't introduced until late in the series, the first one appearing in ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2''.

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* The ''TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series, being a HighSchool romance DatingSim series, obviously loves this trope. Every flagship game of the series (save for ''Tokimeki Memorial 3'') had a Kohai as a winnable LoveInterest, and several [[GaidenGame side games]] introduced other non-winnable Kohai. However, winnable sempai weren't introduced until late in the series, the first one appearing in ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2''.
22nd Mar '17 12:38:25 AM eschlowx
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* In ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'', Pandora and Limiters enhance their powers by establishing an Ereinbar Set through a ritual known as a baptism. For some reason, the Ereinbar Set is the strongest when the Limiter is younger than the Pandora, and so most Limiters refer to their Pandora as ''sempai''. Pandora/Limiter relationships are also frequently romantic in nature, and it's mentioned that Pandora often marry their Limiters after completing their tours of service with the Chevalier.

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* In ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'', Pandora and Limiters enhance their powers by establishing an Ereinbar Set with each other, through a ritual known as a baptism. For some reason, the Ereinbar Set is the strongest when the Limiter is younger than the Pandora, and so most Limiters refer to their Pandora as ''sempai''. Pandora/Limiter relationships are also frequently romantic in nature, and it's mentioned that Pandora often marry their Limiters after completing their tours of service with the Chevalier.
22nd Mar '17 12:34:19 AM eschlowx
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* In ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'', Pandora and Limiters enhance their powers by establishing an Ereinbar Set through a ritual known as a baptism. For some reason, the Ereinbar Set is the strongest when the Limiter is younger than the Pandora, and so most Limiters refer to their Pandora as ''sempai''. Pandora/Limiter relationships are also frequently romantic in nature, and it's mentioned that Pandora often marry their Limiters after completing their tours of service with the Chevalier.
10th Feb '17 1:20:16 AM 4444jdm
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In real life, this trope is part of [[Creator/ConfuCius Confucianism]]'s influence on Sinospheric (including Japanese) cultures.
5th Feb '17 4:50:02 PM kataangluvr
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* Atsushi from ''AudioPlay/YandereHeaven'' is the protagonist's senpai. It's never stated how he and the protagonist were introduced to one another, but their relationship grew to the point where Atsushi regularly offers her rides to school and the restaurant they both work at and the protagonist provides meals for him.
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