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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.
24th Jun '15 1:11:10 PM StFan
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* The first episode's Post Episode Trailer for ''{{Sola}}'', where Yorito keeps coming up with names of clouds.

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* The first episode's Post Episode Post-Episode Trailer for ''{{Sola}}'', ''Manga/{{Sola}}'', where Yorito keeps coming up with names of clouds.
11th Jun '15 6:01:47 AM StFan
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* Kane, Millie and Canal play this in the ''LostUniverse'' episode "The Bathroom Disappears". After a while, they reach a point where any word Canal suggests causes the other two to come up with a word that reminds them of the fact that the bathroom has disappeared.

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* Kane, Millie and Canal play this in the ''LostUniverse'' ''Anime/LostUniverse'' episode "The Bathroom Disappears". After a while, they reach a point where any word Canal suggests causes the other two to come up with a word that reminds them of the fact that the bathroom has disappeared.
8th Jun '15 11:30:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FutariWaPrettyCure'', Nagisa and Mepple end up playing ''shiritori'' while hiding from the goon squad on a subway station after the villains manage to separate them from Honoka. Due to Mepple's VerbalTic ("mepo") Nagisa has to come up with words that start with "po", until Mepple tells her that "ho" is okay too. Of course, the only word Nagisa can think of is [[TearJerker "Honoka"]]... which leads to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome major ass-kicking]].

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* In ''FutariWaPrettyCure'', ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', Nagisa and Mepple end up playing ''shiritori'' while hiding from the goon squad on a subway station after the villains manage to separate them from Honoka. Due to Mepple's VerbalTic ("mepo") Nagisa has to come up with words that start with "po", until Mepple tells her that "ho" is okay too. Of course, the only word Nagisa can think of is [[TearJerker "Honoka"]]... which leads to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome major ass-kicking]].
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