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13th Jan '17 6:56:04 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Pictured above: An early ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Episode involved a monster targeting a Bridal Fashion show (and using Usagi's former ChristmasCake, now about-to-be-married teacher as the actual victim), and Usagi constantly fantasies about a Western Wedding (with a bunny stain-glass window). The end of the episode features the teacher's actual wedding.

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* Pictured above: An early ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Episode involved a monster targeting a Bridal Fashion show (and using Usagi's former ChristmasCake, now about-to-be-married home economics teacher as the actual victim), and Usagi constantly fantasies about a Western Wedding (with a bunny stain-glass window). The end of the episode features the teacher's actual wedding.



* The early MagicalGirl show ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' features heroines who fight in Western wedding gowns. The series is centered around wedding themes, and includes lots of information about Japanese weddings. The {{Magical Girl}}s also perform the ''oiro-naoshi'' to change into more traditional magical girl costumes halfway through most battles.

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* The early MagicalGirl show ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' features heroines who fight in Western wedding gowns. The series is centered around wedding themes, and [[ShownTheirWork includes lots of information about Japanese weddings.weddings]]. The {{Magical Girl}}s also perform the ''oiro-naoshi'' to change into more traditional magical girl costumes halfway through most battles.



** Also invoked in the ''Suzaku Ibun'' DatingSim game. [[spoiler: If [[PlayerCharacter Madoka]] [[ExPy Ohtori]] succesfully romances [[HealingHands Mitsukake]], [[FixFic prevents his canon death]] ''and'' [[GuideDangIt unlocks a certain scene]], a [[MultipleEndings special ending]] in which Mitsukake is reincarnated in Earth (like Taka/Tamahome) will be unlocked. The CG is about his and Madoka's Western wedding, with the groom in a black tuxedo (again, like Taka/Tamahome) and the bride in a cute wedding gown.]]

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** Also invoked in the ''Suzaku Ibun'' DatingSim game. [[spoiler: If [[PlayerCharacter Madoka]] [[ExPy Ohtori]] succesfully romances [[HealingHands Mitsukake]], [[FixFic prevents his canon death]] ''and'' '''and''' [[GuideDangIt unlocks a certain scene]], a [[MultipleEndings special ending]] in which Mitsukake is reincarnated in Earth (like Taka/Tamahome) will be unlocked. The CG is about his and Madoka's Western wedding, with the groom in a black tuxedo (again, like Taka/Tamahome) and the bride in a cute wedding gown.]]



** There's an episode known as the "June Bride case" which surrounds the Western-themed wedding of Shinichi, Ran and Sonoko's former teacher Sayuri [[spoiler: and how she's poisoned to almost death by the vengeful groom, Toshihiko.]] It's also the episode where we meet Megure's boss and recurrent character Kiyonaga Matsumoto, who is Sayuri's OverprotectiveDad [[spoiler: and the actual target of Toshihiko's RevengeByProxy, as he accidentally caused the death of Toshihiko's beloved mother.]]

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** There's an episode known as the "June Bride case" which surrounds the Western-themed wedding of Shinichi, Ran and Sonoko's former teacher Sayuri [[spoiler: and how she's poisoned to almost death by the vengeful groom, Toshihiko.]] It's also the episode where we meet the audience meets Megure's boss and recurrent character Kiyonaga Matsumoto, who is Sayuri's OverprotectiveDad [[spoiler: and the actual target of Toshihiko's RevengeByProxy, as he accidentally caused the death of Toshihiko's beloved mother.]]



** In a {{filler}} case Sonoko ropes Ran and Conan into going with her to a family friend's luxurious wedding... and this time '''both''' the groom and the bride are killed off, one almost immediately after the other, right after the post-ceremony reception. [[spoiler: The culprit was the bride's younger brother, who did it because he was in ''severe'' debt and, as her closest relative and only prospect heir, wanted the money that would come from her and her very rich husband's inheritance.]]

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** In a {{filler}} case Sonoko ropes Ran and Conan into going with her to a family friend's luxurious wedding... and this time '''both''' the groom and the bride are killed off, one almost immediately after the other, right after the post-ceremony reception. [[spoiler: The culprit was the bride's younger brother, who did it because he was in ''severe'' debt and, as her closest relative and only prospect heir, wanted the money that would come from her and her very rich husband's inheritance.]]


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* In the ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' TV series from 1996, a young woman from the countryside is about to marry in the traditional Japanese style and is even seen trying on her wedding kimono. But then she's attacked by a FaceStealer ''youkai'' and the marriage ceremony must is suspended, so her little brother writes to Kitaro so he and his friends can help his big sister. [[spoiler: They exorcise the demon, the bride recovers her lost face, and the wedding soon takes place.]]
27th Dec '16 2:19:36 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In one of the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' novels, [[http://ichinoue.tumblr.com/post/154359357585 it's stated]] that [[spoiler: Renji Abarai and Rukia Kuchiki]] got married in what seems to have been traditional Shinto style. Considering who the bride and groom are and where the wedding takes place, it's completely justified.

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* In one of the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' novels, [[http://ichinoue.tumblr.com/post/154359357585 it's stated]] [[http://tumblrhalix.tumblr.com/post/155016918893/i-really-like-that-kubo-chose-to-draw-renji-in and shown]] that [[spoiler: Renji Abarai and Rukia Kuchiki]] got married in what seems to have been ''very'' traditional Shinto style. Considering who the bride and groom are and where the wedding takes place, it's completely justified.
15th Dec '16 2:46:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In one of the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' novels, [[http://ichinoue.tumblr.com/post/154359357585 it's stated]] that [[spoiler: Renji Abarai and Rukia Kuchiki]] got married in what seems to have been traditional Shinto style. Considering who the bride and groom are and where the wedding takes place, it's completely justified.
13th Nov '16 11:06:24 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', Madoka's older sister gets married in a Western style ceremony. In the anime, it also gives an excuse for a rather funny episode in which [[spoiler: Kyousuke sees Madoka in a Western wedding dress, thinks ''she'' is the one getting married, and tries to crash the ceremony - it turns out she's just replacing her big sis in a wedding rehearsal.]] Complete with TheGraduate parody and all.

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* In ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', Madoka's older sister gets married in a Western style ceremony. In the anime, it also gives an excuse for a rather funny episode in which [[spoiler: Kyousuke sees Madoka in a Western wedding dress, thinks ''she'' is the one getting married, and tries to crash the ceremony - it turns out she's just replacing her big sis in a wedding rehearsal.]] Complete with TheGraduate ''Film/TheGraduate'' parody and all.
27th Aug '16 7:08:11 PM WillKeaton
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* When Kyoko Otonashi and Yusaku Godai of ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' get married at the end of the series, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/maison_ikkoku/c157/1.html they decide on a traditional Shinto ceremony]]. A JustifiedTrope for several reasons:

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* When Kyoko Otonashi and Yusaku Godai of ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' get married at the end of the series, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/maison_ikkoku/c157/1.html they decide on a traditional Shinto ceremony]]. ceremony.]] A JustifiedTrope for several reasons:
13th Aug '16 10:52:52 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Although it has not yet been animated, the manga ends with [[spoiler:Keitaro and Naru's]] Western-style wedding. Keitaro also fantasizes western-style weddings a couple of times -- in the first episode, with the unknown girl of the ChildhoodMarriagePromise, later with Naru.

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** Although it has not yet been animated, the manga ends with [[spoiler:Keitaro and Naru's]] Western-style wedding. Keitaro also fantasizes western-style weddings a couple of times -- in the first episode, with the unknown girl of the ChildhoodMarriagePromise, later with Naru.Naru [[spoiler: who turns out to be one of the ''two'' girls he made the promise to - the other is Mutsumi]].



* The ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' manga ends with a "wedding" ceremony [[spoiler:between Ichigo and Aoyama-kun]].

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* The ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' manga ends with a "wedding" ceremony [[spoiler:between Ichigo and Aoyama-kun]].Aoyama]].



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler: Ohgi and Viletta get ''both'' Shinto and Western wedding ceremonies. Kallen attended both ceremonies and has photos of both in her bedroom.]] Lampshaded in an official picture where the groom wears a wedding kimono and the bride wears a Western bridal gown, which makes sense, seeing as the where the bride and groom are from.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler: Ohgi and Viletta get ''both'' Shinto and Western wedding ceremonies. Kallen attended both ceremonies and has photos of both in her bedroom.]] Lampshaded in an official picture where the groom wears a wedding kimono and the bride wears a Western bridal gown, which makes sense, seeing as the where the bride and groom are from.from; b that time they're probably rich enough to afford ''both'' types of weddings.



** It happens again in ''Eikou Den'', where Miaka and Taka are finally married in a traditional Western-style wedding in a Catholic church. Contrary to the dream sequence, Taka was wearing a black tuxedo, underlining the difference between him and Tamahome.

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** It happens again in ''Eikou Den'', where Miaka and Taka are finally married in a traditional Western-style wedding in a Catholic church. Contrary to the dream sequence, Taka was wearing a black tuxedo, underlining the difference between him and his past self Tamahome.



* ''{{Manga/Bakuman}}'' has a seemingly Western-style wedding in which Akito Takagi wears a tuxedo while his wife Kaya (who had legally married him a little while before, and scheduled the ceremony for when they had time), wears a wedding dress. During the wedding, Akito's partner Moritaka's mind is mainly on the question of whether they should stop working on Tanto.

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* ''{{Manga/Bakuman}}'' has a seemingly Western-style wedding in which Akito Takagi wears a tuxedo while his wife Kaya (who had legally married him a little while before, and scheduled the ceremony for when they had time), wears a wedding dress. During the wedding, Akito's partner Moritaka's mind is mainly on the question of whether they should stop working on Tanto.''Tanto''.



** First, Miki and Yuu's parents must wait for six months after their divorces to get married and thus legalize their couple swap. They solely go through the aforementioned civil ceremony, then celebrate with Yuu and Miki by having a fancy dinner in a restaurant.
** Second, in the last episode [[spoiler: [[TeacherStudentRomance Meiko and Namura]] get married in a Western ceremony attended by Miki, Yuu and their friends. The wedding itself isn't seen, only the reception party; therefore neither Namura nor Meiko are seen in their wedding clothes, but in a pastel-colored suit (Namura) and a [[LadyInRed dark red two-piece outfit]] (Meiko).]]
** Last but not least, the ultra-last sequence implies that [[spoiler: when they actually get married, [[FlirtyStepsiblings Yuu and Miki]] will play the trope completely straight.]]

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** First, Miki and Yuu's parents must wait for six months after their divorces to get married and thus legalize their couple swap. They solely go through the aforementioned civil ceremony, then celebrate with Yuu and Miki by having a fancy dinner in a restaurant.
** Second, in In the last episode [[spoiler: [[TeacherStudentRomance Meiko and Namura]] get married in a Western ceremony attended by Miki, Yuu and their friends. The wedding itself isn't seen, only the reception party; therefore neither Namura nor Meiko are seen in their wedding clothes, but in a pastel-colored suit (Namura) and a [[LadyInRed dark red two-piece outfit]] (Meiko).]]
** Last but not least, the The ultra-last sequence implies that [[spoiler: when they actually get married, [[FlirtyStepsiblings Yuu and Miki]] will play the trope completely straight.]]
26th May '16 10:34:10 AM TMNTFanGirl
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In Japan, the civil or religious ceremony of a wedding has no legal status -- the actual marriage is enacted by filing the proper paperwork with the government and is all that is needed; anything else is simply an occasion for a party. Given that most Japanese do little more than give lip service to religion for most of their lives, it should not come as a surprise that they do not feel any particular need to have Shinto or Buddhist ceremonies. In fact, most traditional weddings in many Asian cultures (including Japanese culture) are very long and complicated, extremely uncomfortable for the bride (for reasons mentioned below), and, most importantly to young couples and their families, ''expensive'' (even compared to the most excessive American weddings).

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In Japan, the civil or religious ceremony of a wedding has no legal status -- the actual marriage is enacted by filing the proper paperwork with the government and is all that is needed; anything else is simply an occasion for a party. Given that most Japanese do little more than give lip service to religion for most of their lives, it should not come as a surprise that they do not feel any particular need to have Shinto or Buddhist ceremonies. In fact, most traditional weddings in many Asian cultures (including Japanese culture) culture), traditional weddings are very long long, very elaborate and complicated, extremely (even compared to the most excessive American weddings) very expensive--on another note, it can also be very uncomfortable for the bride (for reasons mentioned below), and, most importantly to young couples and their families, ''expensive'' (even compared to the most excessive American weddings).
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19th May '16 9:31:53 AM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:280:[[Anime/SailorMoon http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fluffy_gown_wedding.jpg]]]]

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22nd Apr '16 10:54:40 AM eroock
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->''"Every Japanese is Shinto when he is born, a Christian when he marries and a Buddhist when he dies."''

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->''"Every Japanese is Shinto when he is born, born,\\
a Christian when he marries and a Buddhist when he dies."''
22nd Apr '16 10:53:24 AM eroock
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->''Every Japanese is Shinto when he is born, a Christian when he marries and a Buddhist when he dies.''

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->''Every ->''"Every Japanese is Shinto when he is born, a Christian when he marries and a Buddhist when he dies.''
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