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21st Feb '17 1:27:33 PM lexicon
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* {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': ''"Men want girls with good taste, calm, obedient, who work fast-paced. With good breeding and a tiny waist."'' Mulan herself plays with the trope -- she has the looks, is extremely devoted to her parents and desperately tries to fit in as a perfectly feminine and demure daughter... without much success. However, when she learns that her already old father will have to go to war, she shows the core of steel part ''perfectly'' by dressing up as a male and taking his place, not for glory or to rebel against her family but to save her dad's life and the family honor.
16th Jan '17 3:16:56 AM Eps05
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* [[https://tapastic.com/episode/501506 Jade]] of the ''Webcomic/GhostBlade'' webcomic is very nearly one of those, acting as an incidental ReplacementGoldfish for her dead sister's [[LivingLegend husband]].
7th Jan '17 7:50:59 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/SamuraiIMusashiMiyamoto'': Otsu, in contrast to Oko and Akemi, who are both schemers and kind of slutty to boot. Otsu faithfully waits for Matahachi while he's off at war. After he cheats on her, she pledges herself to Takezo, helping him down from the tree at great personal risk, accompanying him in flight, and promising to be loyal to him forever.
7th Jan '17 3:12:47 PM Gamermaster
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** In the manga a girl named [[spoiler:Kanoya]] falls for [[spoiler:Tamaki]. She seems to have all these traits, and also ''very'' closely resembles [[spoiler:Tamaki's inner mind version of Haruhi]].

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** In the manga a girl named [[spoiler:Kanoya]] falls for [[spoiler:Tamaki].[[spoiler:Tamaki]]. She seems to have all these traits, and also ''very'' closely resembles [[spoiler:Tamaki's inner mind version of Haruhi]].
7th Dec '16 5:19:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cio-Cio San, the main character in Puccini's opera ''MadameButterfly'', is often believed to be this by Westerners... but she's actually more of a "China Doll" [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypes_of_East_Asians_in_the_Western_world#.22China_doll.22_stereotype aka the stereotyped and racist/sexist view of East Asian women in the West]], as she lacks the SilkHidingSteel part that is needed. Therefore, she can be viewed as an example on how NOT to write a ''yamato nadeshiko''.
* Cio-Cio San's equivalent, Kim, in ''MissSaigon'', is a better example of this trope, having a stronger personality and being a full on MamaBear.

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* Cio-Cio San, the main character in Puccini's opera ''MadameButterfly'', ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', is often believed to be this by Westerners... but she's actually more of a "China Doll" [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypes_of_East_Asians_in_the_Western_world#.22China_doll.22_stereotype aka the stereotyped and racist/sexist view of East Asian women in the West]], as she lacks the SilkHidingSteel part that is needed. Therefore, she can be viewed as an example on how NOT to write a ''yamato nadeshiko''.
* Cio-Cio San's equivalent, Kim, in ''MissSaigon'', ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', is a better example of this trope, having a stronger personality and being a full on MamaBear.
6th Dec '16 9:10:45 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The plot of ''[[Manga/TheWallflower Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge]]'' aka ''The Wallflower'' aka ''Perfect Girl Evolution'' is to transform the leading lady, Sunako, into this archetype. She has the domestic skills and looks (when she isn't drawn chibi-style); she's just made the conscious decision to let all the ''other'' traits slide (due to her first love going sour, and in the J-Drama, bullying from her classmates), becoming a withdrawn and very creepy DarkActionGirl.

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* The plot of ''[[Manga/TheWallflower '[[Manga/TheWallflower Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge]]'' aka ''The Wallflower'' aka ''Perfect Girl Evolution'' is to transform Evolution'':
** The plot relays on transforming
the leading lady, Sunako, into this archetype. She has the domestic skills and looks (when she isn't drawn chibi-style); chibi-style) and the UndyingLoyalty to her loved ones; she's just made the conscious decision to let all the ''other'' traits slide (due to her first love going sour, and in the J-Drama, bullying from her classmates), becoming a withdrawn and very creepy DarkActionGirl.DarkActionGirl.
** Ranmaru's arranged fiancée, Tamao Kikunoi, is sweet and demure but also has the subtle touch of strength too. She's said to be the ''only'' girl able to tolerate [[TheCasanova Ranmaru]]'s attitude, and he seems to be [[LadykillerInLove gradually cleaning up his act]] for her.



* ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' gives us several, of both genders:

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* ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' gives us has several, of both genders:



* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', Yuna's best friend Mimori Togo actively strives to be this- she's the most feminine of the cast, is great at cooking (or at least making sweets)... as the other girls note in Episode 7, even her eating is beautiful. She tries to embody traditional Japanese values so much that [[spoiler: when she attempted suicide in episode 10, the ''very'' traditional ''jigai'' form of {{seppuku}} (via an ImpromptuTracheotomy) is the first method she tried.]]

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* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', Yuna's best friend Mimori Togo actively strives to be this- she's the most feminine of the cast, is great at cooking (or at least making sweets)... as the other girls note in Episode 7, even her eating is beautiful. She tries to embody traditional Japanese values so much that [[spoiler: when she attempted attempts suicide in episode 10, the ''very'' traditional ''jigai'' form of {{seppuku}} (via an ImpromptuTracheotomy) is the first method she tried.]]



* While ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' tends to go more for western-style SilkHidingSteel and ProperLady regarding the "mature, ladylike, strong" type of girls, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' dabbles in the concept since one of the realms involved, Hoshido, is basically a FantasyCounterpartCulture based on MedievalJapan:
** Queen Mikoto from Hoshido has the RavenHairIvorySkin-like looks, [[Creator/SayakaOhara a seiyuu to match]], the wisdom and strength that are needed to be TheHighQueen... [[spoiler: Though curiously, she turns out to ''not'' be a Hoshidan native.]]

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* While ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' tends to go more for western-style SilkHidingSteel and ProperLady regarding the "mature, ladylike, strong" type of girls, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' dabbles in the concept since one of the realms involved, Hoshido, is basically a FantasyCounterpartCulture based on of MedievalJapan:
** Queen Mikoto from Hoshido has the RavenHairIvorySkin-like looks, [[Creator/SayakaOhara a seiyuu to match]], the wisdom and strength that are needed to be TheHighQueen... [[spoiler: Though curiously, she turns out to ''not'' be a Hoshidan native. She probably shaped herself into one when she came to live there, though.]]
3rd Nov '16 11:34:14 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', Yuna's best friend Mimori Togo actively strives to be this- she's the most feminine of the cast, is great at cooking (or at least making sweets)... as the other girls note in Episode 7, even her eating is beautiful. She tries to embody traditional Japanese values so much that [[spoiler: when she attempted suicide in episode 10, the ''very'' traditional ''jigai'' form of {{seppuku}} (via an ImpromptuTracheotomy) is the first method she tried.]]
25th Oct '16 7:13:11 AM VPhantom
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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': [[{{Moe}} Mikuru Asahina]] is always polite despite what madness Haruhi has going on and serves tea to the club members. As for the ExtremeDoormat part; Itsuki once suggested that she was deliberately acting weak and helpess to seduce Kyon and thereby control Haruhi. Then he said he was joking. [[spoiler: Considering Future Mikuru he may not be ''that'' far off.]] Her seiyuu, YukoGoto, is known for voicing these types of characters (in a lesser degree than Creator/KikukoInoue or Creator/SayakaOhara), though she ([[BikerBabe definitely]]) isn't one herself and does not appreciate people treating her like she is.

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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': [[{{Moe}} Mikuru Asahina]] is always polite despite what madness Haruhi has going on and serves tea to the club members. As for the ExtremeDoormat part; Itsuki once suggested that she was deliberately acting weak and helpess to seduce Kyon and thereby control Haruhi. Then he said he was joking. [[spoiler: Considering Future Mikuru he may not be ''that'' far off.]] Her seiyuu, YukoGoto, Creator/YukoGoto, is known for voicing these types of characters (in a lesser degree than Creator/KikukoInoue or Creator/SayakaOhara), though she ([[BikerBabe definitely]]) isn't one herself and does not appreciate people treating her like she is.
16th Oct '16 6:16:58 PM Mullon
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** Some [[ImageBoards 4chan]] members have referred to Shouma as [[MemeticMutation "waifu"]]... something only "reserved" to females, due to him being a male YN and so damn {{moe}}.

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** Some [[ImageBoards 4chan]] Website/FourChan members have referred to Shouma as [[MemeticMutation "waifu"]]... something only "reserved" to females, due to him being a male YN and so damn {{moe}}.
9th Oct '16 5:48:22 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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** Another male example would be Yukito Tsukishiro, Touya's best friend and Sakura's crush [[spoiler:and the embodiment of the less YN-ish Yue]]. Yukito's kindness and YN traits were so strong that [[spoiler:Sakura's PrecociousCrush on him was based on how similar he was to her father Fujitaka. When Sakura confesses to him, he gently confronts her on such a fact and turns her down just as sweetly.]]

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** Another male example would be Yukito Tsukishiro, Touya's best friend and Sakura's crush [[spoiler:and the embodiment of the less YN-ish Yue]]. Yukito's kindness and YN traits were so strong that [[spoiler:Sakura's PrecociousCrush on him was based on how similar he was to her father Fujitaka. When Sakura confesses to him, he gently confronts her on such a fact and turns her down just as sweetly.sweetly in favor of her brother.]]
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