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* ''WebVideo/BedtimeStoriesYoutubeChannel'' has an episode dedicated to them. In addition, they also make an appearance in another episode about the so-called "[[EnfanteTerrible Black-eyed Children]]''.

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* ''WebVideo/BedtimeStoriesYoutubeChannel'' has an episode dedicated to them. them, where they're implied to be part of an intergalactic GovernmentConspiracy related to the existence of aliens. In addition, they also make an appearance in another episode about the so-called "[[EnfanteTerrible Black-eyed Children]]''.Children]]'', where they're said to be the "guardians" of the children in question.
14th Nov '17 5:17:49 AM Rmpdc
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* ''WebVideo/BedtimeStoriesYoutubeChannel'' has an episode dedicated to them. In addition, they also make an appearance in another episode about the so-called "[[EnfanteTerrible Black-eyed Children]]''.
29th Oct '17 2:41:43 PM nombretomado
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* The S.U.M.A. (Shut Up and Move Along) agents from the ''ClassOf3000'' episode "Brotha from the Third Rock". Competence optional.

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* The S.U.M.A. (Shut Up and Move Along) agents from the ''ClassOf3000'' ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'' episode "Brotha from the Third Rock". Competence optional.
21st Oct '17 8:09:14 PM Eschar
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* In Roll to Roll to Dodge, the Men in Black are agents tasked with ensuring that nobody has unauthorized access to the Raws. The only two whom we see, Passedrims and Salvenames, are subsequently killed; one by rogue Raw modifiers, the other by an knife thrown by Frelock which explodes on the ground after Passedrims dodges it.
16th Oct '17 1:12:36 AM Robbyn
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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': [[TheRival Shutaro Mendo]] has an army of Men in Black bodyguards, usually calling them "Men in Black Glasses" due to their signature shades. In a subversion, they're all incompetent idiots who frequently misunderstand his commands and are easily fooled -- in one chapter of the manga, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Lum]], [[CuteBruiser Shinobu]] and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Ryuunosuke]] easily infiltrated them by [[WigDressAccent putting on black suits and glasses]].
** His sister, [[RoyalBrat Ryoko Mendo]], is served by a team of kuroko, kabuki stagehands that officially aren't there and fulfill her every order, including playing her horse when she's feeling particularly dramatic. They pop up from the strangest places and are much more organized than her brother's minions. Of course, that does not stop the two groups having tea together when their masters are not throwing grenades at each other and complaining about their difficult life.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kerai/1121134714739.jpg Click here]] to see several of the girls from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' do the MIB thing.

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': [[TheRival Shutaro Mendo]] has an army of Men in Black bodyguards, usually calling them "Men in Black Glasses" due to their signature shades. In a subversion, they're all incompetent idiots who frequently misunderstand his commands and are easily fooled -- in Oddly, the title page for one chapter of ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' has Tina and Mayu dressed as Men in Black. This has '''no''' relationship to anything in the manga, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Lum]], [[CuteBruiser Shinobu]] and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Ryuunosuke]] easily infiltrated them by [[WigDressAccent putting on black suits and glasses]].
** His sister, [[RoyalBrat Ryoko Mendo]], is served by a team of kuroko, kabuki stagehands that officially aren't there and fulfill her every order, including playing her horse when she's feeling particularly dramatic. They pop up from the strangest places and are much more organized than her brother's minions. Of course, that does not stop the two groups having tea together when their masters are not throwing grenades at each other and complaining about their difficult life.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kerai/1121134714739.jpg Click here]] to see several of the girls from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' do the MIB thing.
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* Roger Smith from ''Anime/TheBigO'', emphasis on the "B": everything he wears (apart from his white shirts) has to be black, as does anything worn by his butler and android companion. Subverted, though, in that he's not a shady government agent, rather a freelance negotiator, but he is in the business of keeping secrets, like his HumongousMecha-based vigilantism.
* A bunch of these show up in Marika's cafe in the pilot of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''. Later, Chiaki identifies them as working for various government agencies. Possibly subverted in that they were mostly there to protect her.



* Lain has several encounters with the MIB watching her in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'' episode 9, Fuyuki theorizes that the reason Mutsumi, one of Natsumi's classmates, wants to come over is that he's secretly a MIB and wants to capture the aliens (Keroro and friends).
* First District in ''Anime/MaiHime'' deployed MIB to "clean up" memories of encounters between the public and the monstrous "Orphans."
* The Invaders from ''VideoGame/{{Gatekeepers}}'' resembled Men In Black, although they were a variant of TheHeartless.
* The Hypnos organization, and specifically Agent Yamaki, from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' came complete with [[VanInBlack Black Vans]] and {{Black Helicopter}}s.

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* Lain has several encounters with the MIB watching her in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'' episode 9, Fuyuki theorizes that the reason Mutsumi, one
Mr. K from ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' is a parody of Natsumi's classmates, wants to come over is that this trope, but he's secretly more of a MIB and wants BadlyBatteredBabysitter to capture the aliens (Keroro and friends).
a spoiled rich kid than actual agent.
* First District in ''Anime/MaiHime'' deployed MIB to "clean up" memories of encounters between the public and the monstrous "Orphans."
* The Invaders from ''VideoGame/{{Gatekeepers}}'' resembled Men In Black, although they were a variant of TheHeartless.
* The Hypnos
''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s black-clothed organization, who are responsible for turning Shinichi into what he is now. Though they seem to be a very small criminal gang, they are extraordinarily powerful, mainly because the world at large doesn't even know they exist. They basically live off of this trope, committing crimes by blackmailing others into doing it for them, killing those who learn of their existence and specifically Agent Yamaki, from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' came complete with [[VanInBlack Black Vans]] anybody they might possibly have contacted, and {{Black Helicopter}}s.even killing members whom they consider even a potential threat. Many of their members even wear black outfits and shades (when not in disguise)! It is implied the organization is at least somewhat larger than what we see (how large is anyone's guess) and that the main foes are in fact several of the top ranking members that report directly to the boss. Also, they are always in disguise, because their very existence is a secret to the world and they want to keep it that way.
* The HalloweenEpisode of ''Anime/DigimonUniverseApplimonsters'' had one of these as [[BigBad Leviathan's]] lackeys trying to steal Haru's Appli Drive. Once Gatchmon foils them, they then answer to Cameramon.



* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', the "Knights" deployed by the AncientConspiracy.
* NERV agents in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Unusual in its depiction, as the agents ''act like real agents''. They're only in a couple scenes throughout the whole thing, but their influence and subtlety is implied to be enormous. They don't go CowboyCop. They don't need to.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has strange "janitors" seen at different points in the story. It's not clear what they are doing, who organized them, or even if they're not just normal people and any suspicious actions they appear to do is just a manifestation of a character's paranoia. [[spoiler:They're part of a GovernmentConspiracy to cover up the medical research going on in the village.]]
* The GOP in ''Anime/KurauPhantomMemory '' is populated by Men in Black, with the one in charge being a female version, complete with cool sunglasses and bad-ass attitude, inspired by her hatred for the two protagonists and their kind.

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* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', the "Knights" deployed by the AncientConspiracy.
* NERV agents in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Unusual in its depiction, as the agents ''act like real agents''. They're only in a couple scenes throughout the whole thing, but their influence and subtlety is implied to be enormous. They don't go CowboyCop. They don't need to.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has strange "janitors" seen at different points in the story. It's not clear what they are doing, who organized them, or even if they're not just normal people and any suspicious actions they appear to do is just a manifestation of a character's paranoia. [[spoiler:They're part of a GovernmentConspiracy to cover up the medical research going on in the village.]]
* The GOP in ''Anime/KurauPhantomMemory '' is populated by Men in Black, with the one in charge being a female version, Hypnos organization, and specifically Agent Yamaki, from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' came complete with cool sunglasses [[VanInBlack Black Vans]] and bad-ass attitude, inspired by her hatred for the two protagonists and their kind.{{Black Helicopter}}s.



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s black-clothed organization, who are responsible for turning Shinichi into what he is now. Though they seem to be a very small criminal gang, they are extraordinarily powerful, mainly because the world at large doesn't even know they exist. They basically live off of this trope, committing crimes by blackmailing others into doing it for them, killing those who learn of their existence and anybody they might possibly have contacted, and even killing members whom they consider even a potential threat. Many of their members even wear black outfits and shades (when not in disguise)! It is implied the organization is at least somewhat larger than what we see (how large is anyone's guess) and that the main foes are in fact several of the top ranking members that report directly to the boss. Also, they are always in disguise, because their very existence is a secret to the world and they want to keep it that way.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s black-clothed organization, who are responsible for turning Shinichi into The Invaders from ''VideoGame/{{Gatekeepers}}'' resembled Men In Black, although they were a variant of TheHeartless.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has strange "janitors" seen at different points in the story. It's not clear
what he is now. Though they seem to be a very small criminal gang, they are extraordinarily powerful, mainly because the world at large doesn't even know they exist. They basically live off of this trope, committing crimes by blackmailing others into doing it for doing, who organized them, killing those who learn or even if they're not just normal people and any suspicious actions they appear to do is just a manifestation of a character's paranoia. [[spoiler:They're part of a GovernmentConspiracy to cover up the medical research going on in the village.]]
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', since it centers on the mafia world, practically everything is all about black suits and ties. The younger tenth generation kept it generic by wearing white shirts, but
their existence and anybody they might possibly have contacted, and even killing members whom they consider even a potential threat. Many of older versions go with colored shirts depending on their members even wear black outfits flames and shades (when not TYL Tsuna wears a pinstripped suit.
* The GOP
in disguise)! It ''Anime/KurauPhantomMemory '' is implied populated by Men in Black, with the organization is at least somewhat larger than what we see (how large is anyone's guess) one in charge being a female version, complete with cool sunglasses and that bad-ass attitude, inspired by her hatred for the main foes are in fact several of the top ranking members that report directly to the boss. Also, they are always in disguise, because two protagonists and their very existence is a secret to the world and they want to keep it that way.kind.



* First District in ''Anime/MaiHime'' deployed MIB to "clean up" memories of encounters between the public and the monstrous "Orphans".
* The {{Mooks}} of the Kiga Group in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' wear a more classic combination of black overcoat and fedora, but they are definitely men in black in appearance and action.



* Oddly, the title page for one chapter of ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' has Tina and Mayu dressed as Men in Black. This has '''no''' relationship to anything in the story.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', since it centers on the mafia world, practically everything is all about black suits and ties. The younger tenth generation kept it generic by wearing white shirts, but their older versions go with colored shirts depending on their flames and TYL Tsuna wears a pinstripped suit.
* Saruwatari (best known as the Hair Guy) and other Industrial Illusions and Kaiba Corp employees from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' have this theme going on.

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* Oddly, NERV agents in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Unusual in its depiction, as the title page for one chapter of ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' has Tina and Mayu dressed as Men agents ''act like real agents''. They're only in Black. This has '''no''' relationship to anything in a couple scenes throughout the story.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', since it centers on the mafia world, practically everything is all about black suits and ties. The younger tenth generation kept it generic by wearing white shirts,
whole thing, but their older versions go with colored shirts depending on their flames influence and TYL Tsuna wears a pinstripped suit.
subtlety is implied to be enormous. They don't go CowboyCop. They don't need to.
* Saruwatari (best known as In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', the Hair Guy) and other Industrial Illusions and Kaiba Corp employees from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' have this theme going on."Knights" deployed by the AncientConspiracy.



* Roger Smith from ''Anime/TheBigO'', emphasis on the "B": everything he wears (apart from his white shirts) has to be black, as does anything worn by his butler and android companion. Subverted, though, in that he's not a shady government agent, rather a freelance negotiator, but he is in the business of keeping secrets, like his HumongousMecha-based vigilantism.
* Mr. K from ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' is a parody of this trope, but he's more of a BadlyBatteredBabysitter to a spoiled rich kid than actual agent.
* The {{Mooks}} of the Kiga Group in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' wear a more classic combination of black overcoat and fedora, but they are definitely men in black in appearance and action.
* A bunch of these show up in Marika's cafe in the pilot of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''. Later, Chiaki identifies them as working for various government agencies. Possibly subverted in that they were mostly there to protect her.
* ''Anime/WaitingInTheSummer'' has this as a RunningGag in the movie they're making, [[spoiler:and then it turns out that a member of the main cast is their '''leader''', and a relative of another one who was referred to a few times is a member of the real MIB. They even show up in the final episode as TheCavalry!]]

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* Roger Smith [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kerai/1121134714739.jpg Click here]] to see several of the girls from ''Anime/TheBigO'', emphasis on ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' do the "B": everything he wears (apart from his white shirts) MIB thing.
* Lain
has several encounters with the MIB watching her in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
* In ''Manga/SgtFrog'' episode 9, Fuyuki theorizes that the reason Mutsumi, one of Natsumi's classmates, wants
to be black, as does anything worn by his butler and android companion. Subverted, though, in come over is that he's not secretly a shady government agent, rather a freelance negotiator, but he is in MIB and wants to capture the business of keeping secrets, like his HumongousMecha-based vigilantism.
* Mr. K from ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' is a parody of this trope, but he's more of a BadlyBatteredBabysitter to a spoiled rich kid than actual agent.
* The {{Mooks}} of the Kiga Group in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' wear a more classic combination of black overcoat
aliens (Keroro and fedora, but they are definitely men in black in appearance and action.
* A bunch of these show up in Marika's cafe in the pilot of ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''. Later, Chiaki identifies them as working for various government agencies. Possibly subverted in that they were mostly there to protect her.
* ''Anime/WaitingInTheSummer'' has this as a RunningGag in the movie they're making, [[spoiler:and then it turns out that a member of the main cast is their '''leader''', and a relative of another one who was referred to a few times is a member of the real MIB. They even show up in the final episode as TheCavalry!]]
friends).



* The HalloweenEpisode of ''Anime/DigimonUniverseApplimonsters'' had one of these as [[BigBad Leviathan's]] lackeys trying to steal Haru's Appli Drive. Once Gatchmon foils them, they then answer to Cameramon.

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* The HalloweenEpisode ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'':
** [[TheRival Shutaro Mendo]] has an army
of ''Anime/DigimonUniverseApplimonsters'' had Men in Black bodyguards, usually calling them "Men in Black Glasses" due to their signature shades. In a subversion, they're all incompetent idiots who frequently misunderstand his commands and are easily fooled -- in one chapter of these the manga, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Lum]], [[CuteBruiser Shinobu]] and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Ryuunosuke]] easily infiltrated them by [[WigDressAccent putting on black suits and glasses]].
** His sister, [[RoyalBrat Ryoko Mendo]], is served by a team of kuroko, kabuki stagehands that officially aren't there and fulfill her every order, including playing her horse when she's feeling particularly dramatic. They pop up from the strangest places and are much more organized than her brother's minions. Of course, that does not stop the two groups having tea together when their masters are not throwing grenades at each other and complaining about their difficult life.
* ''Anime/WaitingInTheSummer'' has this
as [[BigBad Leviathan's]] lackeys trying to steal Haru's Appli Drive. Once Gatchmon foils them, they a RunningGag in the movie they're making, [[spoiler:and then answer it turns out that a member of the main cast is their '''leader''', and a relative of another one who was referred to Cameramon.a few times is a member of the real MIB. They even show up in the final episode as TheCavalry!]]
* Saruwatari (best known as the Hair Guy) and other Industrial Illusions and Kaiba Corp employees from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' have this theme going on.
8th Oct '17 9:02:36 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheBluesBrothers'': Jake and Elwood are dressed in black suits, white shirts, and shades. When they relentlessly question a woman while trying to get their band together, she says "Are you the police?" and Dan Aykroyd replies, in perfect police deadpan "No, ma'am. We're musicians." Jake and Elwood's costumes were left over from SNL skits in which they played Secret Service agents guarding Chevy Chase.

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* ''TheBluesBrothers'': ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': Jake and Elwood are dressed in black suits, white shirts, and shades. When they relentlessly question a woman while trying to get their band together, she says "Are you the police?" and Dan Aykroyd replies, in perfect police deadpan "No, ma'am. We're musicians." Jake and Elwood's costumes were left over from SNL skits in which they played Secret Service agents guarding Chevy Chase.
14th Sep '17 11:22:41 AM AHI-3000
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** The Foundation itself is a super-secret international organization that hides the existence of the paranormal, is a great example of this trope. Its documents even specifically mention using a "standard 'Man in Black' concealment pattern" to retrieve [=SCPs=] from the [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction UIU]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1749 SCP-1749 ("Trans-American Murder Messengers")]]. SCP-1749-2 are Caucasian men between 24 and 36 years old and about 6 and a half feet tall. They dress in black business suits and dress shoes and carry a loaded handgun. When they appear they kill the nearest human being and then commit suicide with a CyanidePill.
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* Even if they're not government per se, the Weboriginal/SCPFoundation takes his part when the weird stuff are free-roaming or fixed-location, necessitating "containment procedures" to keep their existance hidden from the populace. Helps their field agents dress in black (while scientists are white and [[UnwittingTestSubject "D-Class",]] [[InstitutionalApparel orange]]).

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* Even if they're not government per se, The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is a super-secret international organization that hides the Weboriginal/SCPFoundation takes his part when existence of the weird stuff are free-roaming or fixed-location, necessitating "containment procedures" paranormal, and is a great example of this trope. Its documents even specifically mention using a "standard 'Man in Black' concealment pattern" to keep their existance hidden retrieve [=SCPs=] from the populace. Helps their field agents [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction UIU]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1749 SCP-1749 ("Trans-American Murder Messengers")]]. SCP-1749-2 are Caucasian men between 24 and 36 years old and about 6 and a half feet tall. They
dress in black (while scientists are white business suits and [[UnwittingTestSubject "D-Class",]] [[InstitutionalApparel orange]]).dress shoes and carry a loaded handgun. When they appear they kill the nearest human being and then commit suicide with a CyanidePill.
9th Sep '17 1:21:34 PM Psychadelico
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* The ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' series of games about an alien invasion of Earth naturally feature these as enemies. In the first game, they belong to a secret US government organization known as Project MAJESTIC.

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* The ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'', as a series of games about an alien ([[OneRiotOneRanger singular]]) invasion of Earth Earth, naturally feature these as enemies. In the first game, they belong to a secret US government organization known as Project MAJESTIC. The trope gets parodied somewhat, as MissionControl insists on referring to MAJESTIC agents as "the men in really, really dark brown".
7th Sep '17 8:43:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The Men in Black described were the creepiest sort as well. They had reptilian features, always sported a SlasherSmile, didn't quite seem to know how to use the correct inflections in their speech (much like the G-Man from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}''), were completely puzzled by everyday objects, drove dated cars that were somehow ''brand new'', and sometimes giggled unnervingly. One of them called himself "Indrid Cold".

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** The Men in Black described were the creepiest sort as well. They had reptilian features, always sported a SlasherSmile, didn't quite seem to know how to use the correct inflections in their speech (much like the G-Man from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}''), ''VideoGame/HalfLife''), were completely puzzled by everyday objects, drove dated cars that were somehow ''brand new'', and sometimes giggled unnervingly. One of them called himself "Indrid Cold".
12th Aug '17 10:14:33 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/MechagicalGirlLisaANT'': Lisa's parents, who work for the local GovernmentAgencyOfFiction.
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