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15th Jul '16 9:00:02 AM Willbyr
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* A version with catch phrases, one-liners, and assorted strange sentences is used for the {{Eye Catch}}es for ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s first season and ''ZettaiKarenChildren''. It's one of the quirks of director Keiichiro Kawaguchi.

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* A version with catch phrases, one-liners, and assorted strange sentences is used for the {{Eye Catch}}es for ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s first season and ''ZettaiKarenChildren''.''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren''. It's one of the quirks of director Keiichiro Kawaguchi.
11th Jul '16 9:21:52 AM BreadBull
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This game is also played in many other countries, usually replacing the "syllable rule" with a "letter rule" (i.e.: the next word has to begin with the last letter of the previous word), since most languages use letters instead of syllables for writing, and eliminating the "N rule". A common English variant is "Alphabet," where they think up words in alphabetical order (i.e.: "Apple," "board," "cart," etc until Z).

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In China it is known as 接龍 ''jiēlóng'' or 文字接龍 ''wénzì jiēlóng'' while in Korean it is known as 끝말잇기 ''kkeutmal-isgi''.

This game is also played in many other countries, usually replacing although since most languages are encoded in phonemes instead of syllables the "syllable rule" is replaced with a "letter rule" (i.e.: the next word has to begin with the last letter of the previous word), since most languages use letters instead of syllables for writing, and eliminating the "N rule". A common English variant is "Alphabet," where they think up words in alphabetical order (i.e.: "Apple," "board," "cart," etc until Z).




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* Various gadgets of ''Anime/Doraemon'' are based Shiritori, such as しりとり変身卵 ''shiritori henshin tamago'' allowing a user to change into various objects through the game (for example,ねこ ''neko'' Cat->こい''koi'' Koi Fish->イド''ido'' Well->ドラえもん''doraemon'').
** There's also the しりとりテレポーテーション ''shiritori terepōtēshon'' which teleports the player to various locations instead of changing forms.
9th Jun '16 10:14:03 PM billybobfred
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#Whoever uses a word ending in "N" loses, since there are no words in Japanese beginning with the "N" syllable.

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#Whoever uses a word ending in "N" loses, [[ObviousRulePatch since there are no words in Japanese beginning with the "N" syllable.
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9th May '16 9:52:21 PM MJTR
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* One of the ''Comic/ScottPilgrim'' volumes includes a short game of this played between Scott, Ramona and Wallace. Scott is praised when he transitions VideoGame/DonkeyKong into Literature/DonQuixote, until Wallace points out there's nowhere to go from there.
9th May '16 6:43:07 PM billybobfred
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* In one of the Houses of Salvation in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', a kid plays this with you. The player always wins.

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* In one of the Houses of Salvation in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', a kid plays this with you. The player your onscreen character. After a few rounds, the kid gets pissy because you 'cheated' by always wins.picking words that end with L, unless your avatar is Colette during her time as TheVoiceless, in which case the kid gets mad because she isn't playing at all.
15th Apr '16 3:48:08 AM Noelemahc
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The Soviet Union had a specific variant most commonly referred to as "The Game of Cities", where the words had to be names of existing cities and towns. A relaxed version of the rules also allowed countries.


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* ''Videogame/SupaRoboGakuen'' sees the protagonist playing the game in English to tutor a classmate as part of a sidequest.
8th Nov '15 7:22:58 PM Willbyr
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* Happens in an episode of ''HidamariSketch'', when the group are sitting around watching Miyako's apartment leak.
* This happens in ''{{Kanon}}'' (both the game and the anime), with Yuuichi and Mai. Since Mai keeps adding "[[{{Honorifics}} -san]]" to animal names, she always loses.

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* Happens in an episode of ''HidamariSketch'', ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', when the group are sitting around watching Miyako's apartment leak.
* This happens in ''{{Kanon}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' (both the game and the anime), with Yuuichi and Mai. Since Mai keeps adding "[[{{Honorifics}} -san]]" to animal names, she always loses.



* The titular club plays this in the BeachEpisode ''{{Genshiken}}'', and it swiftly derails into a fight because Madarame refuses to refer to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' character (Sayla Mass) without the suffix "-san".

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* The titular club plays this in the BeachEpisode ''{{Genshiken}}'', of ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', and it swiftly derails into a fight because Madarame refuses to refer to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' character (Sayla Mass) without the suffix "-san".



* In ''KeroroGunsou'', Keroro, Tamama, and Giroro play this in the episode where they visit Grandma Hinata at her house in the country.

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* In ''KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Keroro, Tamama, and Giroro play this in the episode where they visit Grandma Hinata at her house in the country.



* Played at the Deimon Devil Bats' party to celebrate [[spoiler:their victory over the Hakushuu Dinosaurs and th efact that they made it to the Christmas Bowl]] in ''[[{{Eyeshield21}} Eyeshield 21]]''.
* In ''{{xxxHolic}}'', Shiritori is revealed as a method for warding off evil spirits, but only after Watanuki is "tricked" into playing it while being chased by said evil spirits, making this a sort of reverse ChekhovsGun example.

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* Played at the Deimon Devil Bats' party to celebrate [[spoiler:their victory over the Hakushuu Dinosaurs and th efact that they made it to the Christmas Bowl]] in ''[[{{Eyeshield21}} Eyeshield 21]]''.
''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.
* In ''{{xxxHolic}}'', ''Manga/XxxHolic'', Shiritori is revealed as a method for warding off evil spirits, but only after Watanuki is "tricked" into playing it while being chased by said evil spirits, making this a sort of reverse ChekhovsGun example.



* In ''{{Nichijou}}'', Yuuko is particularly bad at shiritori, often falling afoul of the N rule. In a drawing-based variant while passing notes to Mio during class, she draws {{Superman}} and notices that she will lose since it ends with N. She tries to correct this by changing it to Superman''s'', but Mio doesn't buy it and crosses out the "s" and the extra Supermen she drew in a hurry.

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* In ''{{Nichijou}}'', ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'', Yuuko is particularly bad at shiritori, often falling afoul of the N rule. In a drawing-based variant while passing notes to Mio during class, she draws {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} and notices that she will lose since it ends with N. She tries to correct this by changing it to Superman''s'', but Mio doesn't buy it and crosses out the "s" and the extra Supermen she drew in a hurry.
31st Oct '15 4:20:10 PM Onitatsu
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* In ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'', the last [[EliteMook Berserker]] [[FatIdiot Haira]] starts his "fight" against [[UsefulNotes/DateMasamune Bontenmaru]] with a game of Shiritori using the words as names for his attacks. At first Bontenmaru can't think names fast enough to attack himself and is at Haira's mercy, but eventually he cheats and starts using whole idioms instead of words, which ends up confusing Haira so much that he repeats himself, losing the game and receiving a MegatonPunch for his trouble.
16th Oct '15 5:21:08 PM nombretomado
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* In the final episode of ''{{Planetes}}'', [[spoiler:Hachimaki proposes to Tanabe ("Kekkon shiou")]] during a Shiritori game. [[spoiler:She accepts ("Un!"), losing the game in the process.]]

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* In the final episode of ''{{Planetes}}'', ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'', [[spoiler:Hachimaki proposes to Tanabe ("Kekkon shiou")]] during a Shiritori game. [[spoiler:She accepts ("Un!"), losing the game in the process.]]
9th Aug '15 6:45:04 PM AzureSeas
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* One episode of ''Manga/{{Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku}}'' has arguably the most exciting game of shiritori ever played.

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* One episode of ''Manga/{{Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku}}'' ''Manga/ChroniclesOfTheGoingHomeClub'' has arguably the most exciting a very intense game of shiritori ever played.
between Sakura and Natsuki.
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