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9th Jul '17 10:58:03 AM nombretomado
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* The protagonist of the series ''Series/{{Oshin}}'', Shin "Oshin" Tanokura, is seen as a TropeCodifier in modern times since she's a strongwilled and plucky Japanese woman who's also kind, sweet and duty-bound. And she always wears a [[KimonoIsTraditional kimono]], even in her older years ''after'' WorldWarTwo.

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* The protagonist of the series ''Series/{{Oshin}}'', Shin "Oshin" Tanokura, is seen as a TropeCodifier in modern times since she's a strongwilled and plucky Japanese woman who's also kind, sweet and duty-bound. And she always wears a [[KimonoIsTraditional kimono]], even in her older years ''after'' WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* The TropeCodifier would be the ''Chiran Nadeshiko Unit''. Created by ImperialJapan in the closing stages of WorldWarTwo, it was composed of middle-school and highschool girls, who served as surrogate [[LittleSisterHeroine 'little sisters']] providing housekeeping for the transient pilots' barracks at Chiran Airbase in Kagoshima Prefecture and taking care of the pilots for the brief periods between their arrival from training bases elsewhere and their departure on their final missions. The idea was that they would be a source of [[TheHeart comfort and companionship to the pilots]] while serving as (not-so) subtle reminders of [[DeclarationOfProtection what they were sacrificing themselves to protect]]. The unit was highly publicized in ImperialJapan for propaganda purposes, but befriending successive waves of airmen (most of them little more than teens themselves) [[HerHeartWillGoOn only to watch them sent off to die]] in so-called 'Kamikaze' attacks [[BreakTheCutie inflicted a severe psychological toll on the girls]]. The program finally ended after an air-raid convinced the authorities that the airfield [[HarmfulToMinors had become too dangerous for them]], though remarkably none of the girls were killed. Some surmise that the modern iteration of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' has its basis in wartime propaganda intended to buck up the home front. The full story of the Chiran girls can be found in books like ''BLOSSOMS IN THE WIND: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze'' by M.G. Sheftall, or ''[[http://www.kamikazeimages.net/books/japanese/sato/index.htm Tokkou no Machi: Chiran]]'' by Sanae Sato.

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* The TropeCodifier would be the ''Chiran Nadeshiko Unit''. Created by ImperialJapan in the closing stages of WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it was composed of middle-school and highschool girls, who served as surrogate [[LittleSisterHeroine 'little sisters']] providing housekeeping for the transient pilots' barracks at Chiran Airbase in Kagoshima Prefecture and taking care of the pilots for the brief periods between their arrival from training bases elsewhere and their departure on their final missions. The idea was that they would be a source of [[TheHeart comfort and companionship to the pilots]] while serving as (not-so) subtle reminders of [[DeclarationOfProtection what they were sacrificing themselves to protect]]. The unit was highly publicized in ImperialJapan for propaganda purposes, but befriending successive waves of airmen (most of them little more than teens themselves) [[HerHeartWillGoOn only to watch them sent off to die]] in so-called 'Kamikaze' attacks [[BreakTheCutie inflicted a severe psychological toll on the girls]]. The program finally ended after an air-raid convinced the authorities that the airfield [[HarmfulToMinors had become too dangerous for them]], though remarkably none of the girls were killed. Some surmise that the modern iteration of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' has its basis in wartime propaganda intended to buck up the home front. The full story of the Chiran girls can be found in books like ''BLOSSOMS IN THE WIND: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze'' by M.G. Sheftall, or ''[[http://www.kamikazeimages.net/books/japanese/sato/index.htm Tokkou no Machi: Chiran]]'' by Sanae Sato.
4th Jul '17 10:41:59 AM ashlay
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4th Jul '17 8:04:18 AM ashlay
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* Subverted with the main character of ''Manga/{{Kakegurui}}'', Yumeko Jabami. Jabami at first appears to be a soft spoken and demure Japanese beauty, with long black hair and conservative dress habits. However, she has [[BetterThanSex near sexual]] reactions to anything related to gambling, and stop caring about any social norms on the drop of a hat.

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* Subverted with the main character of ''Manga/{{Kakegurui}}'', Yumeko Jabami. Jabami at first appears to be a soft spoken and demure Japanese beauty, with long black hair and conservative dress habits. However, she has [[BetterThanSex near sexual]] reactions to anything related to gambling, and stop stops caring about any social norms on the drop of a hat.
4th Jul '17 8:03:44 AM ashlay
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* Subverted with the main character of ''Manga/{{Kakegurui}}'', Yumeko Jabami. Jabami at first appears to be a soft spoken and demure Japanese beauty, with long black hair and conservative dress habits. However, she has [[BetterThanSex near sexual]] reactions to anything related to gambling, and stop caring about any social norms on the drop of a hat.
3rd Jul '17 5:24:37 PM mouschilight
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** Hinata Hyuga. She may seem pretty weird at first, but she has long dark blue hair and fair skin in [[TimeSkip Part II]]. Not only that, she is also [[NiceGirl exceptionally kind, polite, and soft-spoken]] to everyone, and she is [[DevotedToYou devoted to Naruto]], [[spoiler:to whom she later got HappilyMarried]]. The inner iron, while always present, takes a while to manifest, but when it does... '''[[SilkHidingSteel it does]]''': In the Chunin Exams preliminaries she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him (thanks to Naruto cheering her on), she told him so to his face, even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death ([[BerserkButton and he almost did]]). In the Invasion of Pain arc, she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew she would most likely die (and she almost did, [[BerserkButton much to Naruto's anger]]). Finally, in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she does her best [[spoiler:to fight off [[BigBad Toneri]] for the sake of [[BigSisterInstinct her little sister]], [[EyeScream reclaims said sister's stolen eyes]], and not only ''finally'' became Naruto's girlfriend, but also his BattleCouple partner]].

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** Hinata Hyuga. She may seem pretty weird at first, but she has long dark blue hair and fair skin in [[TimeSkip Part II]]. Not only that, she is also [[NiceGirl exceptionally kind, polite, and soft-spoken]] to everyone, and she is [[DevotedToYou devoted to Naruto]], [[spoiler:to whom she later got HappilyMarried]]. The inner iron, while always present, takes a while to manifest, but when it does... '''[[SilkHidingSteel it does]]''': In the Chunin Exams preliminaries she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him (thanks to Naruto cheering her on), she told him so to his face, even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death ([[BerserkButton and he almost did]]). In the Invasion of Pain arc, she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew she would most likely die (and she almost did, [[BerserkButton much to Naruto's anger]]). Finally, in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she does her best [[spoiler:to fight off [[BigBad Toneri]] for the sake of [[BigSisterInstinct her little sister]], [[EyeScream reclaims said sister's stolen eyes]], and not only ''finally'' became becomes Naruto's girlfriend, but also his BattleCouple partner]].
17th Jun '17 10:26:02 PM mouschilight
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** Hinata Hyuga. She may seem pretty weird at first, but [[RavenHairIvorySkin she has long dark blue hair and fair skin]] in [[TimeSkip Part II]]. Not only that, she is also [[NiceGirl exceptionally kind, polite, and soft-spoken]] to everyone, and she is [[DevotedToYou devoted to Naruto]], [[spoiler:to whom she later got HappilyMarried]]. The inner iron, while always present, takes a while to manifest, but when it does... '''[[SilkHidingSteel it does]]''': In the Chunin Exams preliminaries she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him (thanks to Naruto cheering her on), she told him so to his face, even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death ([[BerserkButton and he almost did]]). In the Invasion of Pain arc, she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew she would most likely die (and she almost did, [[BerserkButton much to Naruto's anger]]). Finally, in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she does her best [[spoiler:to fight off [[BigBad Toneri]] for the sake of [[BigSisterInstinct her little sister]], [[EyeScream reclaims said sister's stolen eyes]], and not only ''finally'' became Naruto's girlfriend, but also his BattleCouple partner]].

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** Hinata Hyuga. She may seem pretty weird at first, but [[RavenHairIvorySkin she has long dark blue hair and fair skin]] skin in [[TimeSkip Part II]]. Not only that, she is also [[NiceGirl exceptionally kind, polite, and soft-spoken]] to everyone, and she is [[DevotedToYou devoted to Naruto]], [[spoiler:to whom she later got HappilyMarried]]. The inner iron, while always present, takes a while to manifest, but when it does... '''[[SilkHidingSteel it does]]''': In the Chunin Exams preliminaries she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him (thanks to Naruto cheering her on), she told him so to his face, even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death ([[BerserkButton and he almost did]]). In the Invasion of Pain arc, she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew she would most likely die (and she almost did, [[BerserkButton much to Naruto's anger]]). Finally, in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she does her best [[spoiler:to fight off [[BigBad Toneri]] for the sake of [[BigSisterInstinct her little sister]], [[EyeScream reclaims said sister's stolen eyes]], and not only ''finally'' became Naruto's girlfriend, but also his BattleCouple partner]].
12th Jun '17 11:40:42 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has [[CombatHandFan Yukiko]] [[PlayingWithFire Amagi]]. It kind of comes with her job, being the heiress of a [[RyokanInn traditional-style Japanese inn]], but she embodies so much of it that [[spoiler:[[EnemyWithout her]] {{Sha|dowArchetype}}[[WakeUpCallBoss dow]] is everything a ''Yamato Nadeshiko'' is not; [[SirSwearsALot very, very trashy]] [[AxCrazy and not one bit serene]]]]. Interestingly, Yukiko [[PlayingWithATrope plays with the trope]] in action, even if appearance-wise she matches the trope to a T (what with being the tallest of the main female cast, the long black hair, etc): [[spoiler:at first she plans on abandoning the inn in order to find her own path in life and escape her "gilded cage"; later on, she realizes that the inn isn't a cage at all, but it's home with a lot of people she loves and cares for. This means that when she confronts a television crew who want to turn the inn into a laughingstock for cheap ratings, she delivers a verbal smackdown and sends them packing in a most un-YN-like fashion. She notes that without the help of the player character, she wouldn't have developed the inner steel to do that.]] She also loses the YN attitude when she's competitive: "I'll destroy you in one blow!"
** [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Fuuka Yamagishi]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' could fit this after overcoming her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness]] through CharacterDevelopment.

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''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has [[CombatHandFan Yukiko]] [[PlayingWithFire Amagi]]. It kind of comes with her job, being the heiress of a [[RyokanInn traditional-style Japanese inn]], but she embodies so much of it that [[spoiler:[[EnemyWithout her]] {{Sha|dowArchetype}}[[WakeUpCallBoss dow]] is everything a ''Yamato Nadeshiko'' is not; [[SirSwearsALot very, very trashy]] [[AxCrazy and not one bit serene]]]]. Interestingly, Yukiko [[PlayingWithATrope plays with the trope]] in action, even if appearance-wise she matches the trope to a T (what with being the tallest of the main female cast, the long black hair, etc): [[spoiler:at first she plans on abandoning the inn in order to find her own path in life and escape her "gilded cage"; later on, she realizes that the inn isn't a cage at all, but it's home with a lot of people she loves and cares for. This means that when she confronts a television crew who want to turn the inn into a laughingstock for cheap ratings, she delivers a verbal smackdown and sends them packing in a most un-YN-like fashion. She notes that without the help of the player character, she wouldn't have developed the inner steel to do that.]] She also loses the YN attitude when she's competitive: "I'll destroy you in one blow!"
** Gentle and supportive [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Fuuka Yamagishi]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' could fit this after overcoming her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness]] through CharacterDevelopment.
11th Jun '17 1:29:08 PM nombretomado
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* The term was the reason the Japanese female soccer team gained the FanNickname "Nadeshiko Japan". After winning TheWorldCup in 2011; the girls totally justified it!

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* The term was the reason the Japanese female soccer team gained the FanNickname "Nadeshiko Japan". After winning TheWorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 2011; the girls totally justified it!
10th Jun '17 3:44:17 PM NNinja
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Iris is kind RavenHairIvorySkinBeauty, who is always polite to everyone. She also very protective of people she cares about as shown when she gently, but firmly cut of Phoenix arguing with [[spoiler: Edgeworth]], when they were on a way to rescue [[spoiler: her cousin]], or when she claims she'd do anything to stop [[spoiler: Dahlia from killing Phoenix, [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend including killing her]] ]], had she known about her plans.
10th Jun '17 7:32:37 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}'': Mutsuta's wife never raises her voice and appears to have two emotions: Happiness at pretty things and serenity at everything else. Yet the rude, badass ronin who appears to have only contempt for her is totally bossed around by her.

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* ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}'': Mutsuta's wife never raises her voice and appears to have two emotions: Happiness at pretty things and serenity at everything else. Yet aside from Sanjuro, she is one of [[WomenAreWiser the rude, badass ronin who appears to have only most intelligent characters in the film]], and though Sanjuro has contempt for her, he willingly takes her is totally bossed around by her.advice.
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