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20th Aug '16 1:37:35 PM TrailblazerZeno
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Broadly speaking, then, a ''yamato nadeshiko'' is a "flower of Nipponese womanhood": a woman with attributes that were considered desirable in the [[Creator/{{Confucius}} neo-Confucian]] [[ImperialJapan Japan of the nineteenth century]] and beyond. The term was generally ascribed to noble women with traditional upbringings, but after the formal abolishment of the caste system it passed into wider use among the new "middle classes". Being a ''yamato nadeshiko'' revolved around the Confucian concepts of Feudal Loyalty and Filial Piety, which in the latest wave of Confucian revival meant acting for the benefit of one's family and obeying and assisting authority figures (father, husband, sometimes father-in-law or older brothers, as well as older and/or more respected females). Virtues include(d) loyalty, [[FeminineWomenCanCook domestic ability]], wisdom, maturity, and humility.

This sounds like an ExtremeDoormat, especially to [[ValuesDissonance modern westerners]], but [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye don't be fooled]]; the nadeshiko is a ''wildflower'' at heart. A properly done ''yamato nadeshiko'' will show a [[SilkHidingSteel subtle, but definitely present, touch of iron]], in that she is unwilling to let circumstances [[MamaBear hurt the ones she cares about]] or [[TheDeterminator distract her from her goals or missions]]. This is often accomplished ''so'' subtly that the target isn't certain ''how'' things got redirected -- a kind of influence judo, if you will. Older ''yamato nadeshiko'' are better at this, while a younger one will make up for it in determination -- especially when it comes to the man she loves, because that trumps everything else. Remember: this is just a trope, and all TropesAreTools.

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Broadly speaking, then, a ''yamato nadeshiko'' is a "flower of Nipponese womanhood": a woman with attributes that were considered desirable in the [[Creator/{{Confucius}} neo-Confucian]] [[ImperialJapan Japan of the nineteenth century]] and beyond. The term was generally ascribed to noble women with traditional upbringings, but after the formal abolishment of the caste system it passed into wider use among the new "middle classes". Being a ''yamato nadeshiko'' revolved revol ved around the Confucian concepts of Feudal Loyalty and Filial Piety, which in the latest wave of Confucian revival meant acting for the benefit of one's family and obeying and assisting authority figures (father, husband, sometimes father-in-law or older brothers, as well as older and/or more respected females). Virtues include(d) loyalty, [[FeminineWomenCanCook domestic ability]], wisdom, maturity, and humility.

This sounds like an ExtremeDoormat, especially is a Japanese ideal, so it might seem strange to [[ValuesDissonance modern westerners]], but [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye don't be fooled]]; the nadeshiko is a ''wildflower'' at heart. A properly done ''yamato nadeshiko'' will show a [[SilkHidingSteel subtle, but definitely present, touch of iron]], in that she is unwilling to let circumstances [[MamaBear hurt the ones she cares about]] or [[TheDeterminator distract her from her goals or missions]]. This is often accomplished ''so'' subtly that the target isn't certain ''how'' things got redirected -- a kind of influence judo, if you will. Older ''yamato nadeshiko'' are better at this, while a younger one will make up for it in determination -- especially when it comes to the man she loves, because that trumps everything else. Remember: this is just a trope, and all TropesAreTools.
11th Aug '16 1:03:27 PM rafi
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* Shizuka Minamoto from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' is the prime example for Japanese's anime & manga society. She's a soft spoken, nature loving, and caring girly girl who addresses the FailureHero Nobita using honorific. She's shown to be pretty good at almost everything except [[DreadfulMusician violin.]]



%%* Kurumi's mother from ''Manga/HaouAiren''. Kurumi was shaping up into one of these as well, until her life... "changed". She seems to have become a real one after Hakuron's death.
* [[{{Miko}} Tomoe]] from ''Anime/{{Queens Blade}}'' is one: The HimeCut, the priestess uniform, the polite and sweet yet tough as nails personality, her homeland is {{Wutai}}; she nails every bull's eye. In a cast with so many female characters it's surprising that she's the only YN.
%%* Yukiko from ''Anime/GunXSword'' is one. Both before and after becoming part of Van's crew.
* Mercedes Herrera / de Morcerf in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' is a ''French'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture ish]] but otherwise fits the trope (graceful, forgiving, loyal but strong willed, etc) and is voiced by you know who (count: 2).
* Hisui from ''Manga/{{Wish}}'' is one of this in the CD drama. Only... uh, Hisui is genderless. [[spoiler: After awakening, Kohaku tries to become one to help Hisui in homemaking.]] Creator/KikukoInoue count: 3
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Haku is a rare male case of this trope. He's a kind, soft-spoken, [[{{Bishonen}} androgynous]] ([[DudeLooksLikeaLady if not outright feminine-looking]]) boy who probably has some significant domestic ability aside from that which we see onscreen (the herb-picking). He bows to Zabuza's authority but retains that hint of steel the article talks about...when it comes to ''protecting'' Zabuza.
** Hinata Hyuuga. She may seem pretty weird at first but she has that very pale skin and after the time skip has long dark hair, but not only that she is also exceptionally kind, polite, soft-spoken and devoted to Naruto[[spoiler:, whom she would later end up marrying]]. The inner iron, while always present, takes a while to manifest, but when it does... '''[[SilkHidingSteel it does]]''': in the Chuunin exams she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him, she told him so to his face even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death (and he almost did), in the Pain arc she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew her own death was the most likely outcome, and in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she [[spoiler: does her best to fight Toneri off for the sake of her little sister, reclaims said sister's stolen eyes, ''and'' not only became Naruto's girlfriend, but his BattleCouple partner.]]
** Mikoto Uchiha. A mom who cares very much for her sons, Itachi and Sasuke, and tries to keep the peace between them alongside praising Sasuke in front of her husband Fugaku. Along with Kushina Uzamaki, she was an extremely powerful kunoichi and held in high regards. She is fiercely loyal to Fugaku and it's hinted that she played a part in the [[spoiler:Uchiha's plan to take over Konoha]]. She even [[spoiler:[[FaceDeathWithDignity sat calmly]] and offered Itachi [[SoProudOfYou reassurance]] as he killed her and Fugaku.]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** Kasumi Tendo is the responsible eldest sister, and when Mrs Tendo died, [[PromotionToParent she became the house's mother figure]]. She even has a traditional view on sex and marriage, chastising Ranma and Akane [[ItMakesSenseInContext when she thinks they've been sneaking around having sex]]. She adopted a public face of ''yamato nadeshiko'', but allowed her own selfish and snarky (though always feminine and polite) side to show at home. Later on, she was [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] to follow this trope unto the point of parody. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 4
** Kasumi's {{Tsundere}} younger sister, Akane, ''wants'' to grow up into a ''yamato nadeshiko'' (going so far as to using the very feminine "atashi" to refer to herself), while still being a martial artist but she's such a {{tomboy}} {{tsundere}} that she just... can't.
** There were two characters in the manga that tried to get revenge on Shampoo for beating them up as kids by using some [[AppliedPhlebotinum weird flowers]] that turned whoever wore them into a ''yamato nadeshiko'', even if they were male.
** Nodoka Saotome, Ranma's mother, is the very image of the ''yamato nadeshiko'': a reserved lady in a kimono that carries a katana meant to preserve the family's honor. When she hears how someone is menacing Akane or Ranko and she gets out the katana. Even if she's clumsy with it, there's a ''reason'' ArrogantKungFuGuy Genma calls her a "formidable woman."
** Akari Unryuu is occasionally derided as a RelationshipSue because she plays this trope perfectly straight, without any 'little quirks' like the aforementioned characters have. Let's make a list: long dark hair, pretty but not beautiful, loyal to her guy (indeed, she thinks his curse is more reason to love him), and carries on her family's tradition of raising ''sumo'' pigs. WordOfGod confirmed that she was created with Ryoga's HappilyEverAfter in mind.
** Satsuki, Sentarou's girlfriend via PerfectlyArrangedMarriage. For added hilarity, she and Kasumi gets along so well that [[SilentBob Kasumi can understand her non-existent speech.]]
** Konatsu is a "genius" kunoichi (female {{ninja}}) that also works as a kimono clad waitress in Ukyo's shop. Since this is Ranma ½, [[WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu is male]].
** Played with in a filler episode. We meet a guy who wants Ranma to marry his daughter Kaori, and she seems to be the perfect one: always in a [[KimonoIsTraditional bridal kimono]], chaste, humble etc. Then Akane and Ranko enter a race to see what to do... Kaori [[FlungClothing shreds her bridal clothes]] and rises to the challenge, and we see that she's a CuteBruiser who [[CombatPragmatist will do anything in her power]] to win Ranma's "hand in marriage".
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Downplayed by Usagi's mom Ikuko, who more often than not acts like this but is also [[EducationMama more nagging than the standard]] (especially in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]) and is hinted to have Usagi's dad whipped.
** Michiru Kaiou is mainly TheOjou, but she also shows strong YN vibes in her devotion to [[LesYay her girlfriend Haruka]] [[PluckyGirl and their Outer Senshi mission]].
** Reiko Aya [[DarkMagicalGirl aka Sailor Aluminium Siren]] from the ''Stars'' anime is the very rare ''villainous'' example. She is very ladylike and soft-spoken, and even kinda [[CloudCuckooLander ditzy]], but she's on the side of the BigBad Galaxia and devotes herself to follow her evil orders. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 5



* ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': Oddly, English-born Christine "Chris" Robbins acts more like a Yamoto Nadeshiko than any other girl in the series. She's beautiful, domestic, and graceful makes delicious Japanese food and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/itazura-162.jpg wears a kimono regularly]]. To top it all off, she even admits in episode 19 [[GenreSavvy that she had read a book about the concept of ''yamato nadeshiko''.]]
* ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}'': Nanase raised Tomokazu, her younger cousin, is [[CoolBigSis admired by younger girls]] denies food as punishment and is voiced by ... [[Creator/KikukoInoue guess who]] (count: 6). However, she's not [[GagBoobs "modestly endowed"]].
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi: Encore'': an entire episode centered on this idea which went so far as to have a character ''named'' "Nadeshiko". She exemplified this concept, and much humor resulted in the GenkiGirl main character trying to imitate her.
%%* Haru from ''Manga/JoujuuSenjinMushibugyou''.

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* ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': Oddly, English-born Christine "Chris" Robbins acts Subverted with Beniko Kujou, Natsuo's fiancée from ''Manga/AkatsukiNoAria''. She looks the part eerily well with her dark hair and super beautiful kimonos — but she's also [[RichBitch rude, arrogant and stuck-up.]] So much that Aria and Ayako team up in their shared dislike of her, Aria ends up ''slapping'' her at some point, [[spoiler: Natsuo breaks off their engagement because of how much of a bitch she is, '''and''' at some point [[{{Yandere}} she snaps]] and [[KnifeNut stabs Natsuo]].]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' plays with the trope:
** '''Japan''' is the character who [[ZigZaggingTrope plays with this trope the most]], to such an extent that it's not clear if he's
more like of a Yamoto Nadeshiko straight than any parodic example or the other girl in way around. On one hand, he's polite, soft-spoken, humble, mature (especially when compared to the series. She's beautiful, domestic, and graceful makes delicious Japanese food and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/itazura-162.jpg rest of the cast), usually wears a kimono regularly]]. To top it all off, she even admits in episode 19 [[GenreSavvy that she had read or yukata, is shown to have domestic abilities (and not to mention he puts on a book about female kimono ''and'' apron when he plays house), ''and'' WordOfGod uses the concept term "Yamato Nadeshiko" to describe what he would have been like as a female. On the other hand, he's also a [[{{Hikikomori}} socially awkward]] InscrutableOriental who [[KickTheDog once turned against his family]] (which is his political commentary), and his YN traits are used for humor/parody as often as they're played straight (e.g. he can be too polite for his own good) Possibly the best way to describe him is as a blend of ''both'' InscrutableOriental and ''yamato nadeshiko''.nadeshiko'', with the latter being more obvious when he's with people/nations he feels comfortable around. Then in the manga and CD drama ("The World's Pervert Ambassador") Japan lays bare his {{Otaku}} side and proudly proclaims that ''everybody'' should turn to the 2D "Moe" universe because it wouldn't soil the body (although it will soil the heart, just a tiny bit). Technically speaking, YN's of either gender are not allowed to reveal their carnal desires, especially of the fujoshi variety...
** In ''Nyotalia'', the female interpretation of Japan acts exactly like a YN. She has straight bangs, wears flowers in her hair, is usually seen in a kimono or a black, more feminine version of Japan's military uniform, and is described by Estonia as "quiet-looking". However, given the flip side of her male counterpart's nature...
** Taiwan seemed to be q good candidate being dainty-looking and dressing girlishly but both the "East Asia" sketches and her speaking part in China's CD's drama track characterize her as a [[PluckyGirl Plucky]] GenkiGirl instead, who isn't shy about making fun of her older brother China's "hipness" or telling him to leave Japan alone, and interacts in an open manner with her family members. YN was systematically {{jossed}}.
** The prefectures of Akita, Iwate and Yamagata ([[http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-1070.html the second, third and last in the chibi round, respectively)]] are female and have the YN looks. So does [[http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/cvicchen/jp_kyouto.jpg the prefecture of Kyoto]], but she seems to be more about [[LadyOfWar the poise and the will of iron]] than the kindness; a JustifiedTrope [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto#History because Kyoto was the former capital of Japan]] - since it's one of the bastions of Japanese tradition and culture despite its growth and evolution, it makes sense that its MoeAnthropomorphism has the looks and likely the personality of a ''yamato nadeshiko''.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Kimura-sensei's wife or better said, [[MemeticMutation "his waifu".]] She loves him unconditionally and has the patience of a buddha to put up with his peeping.
* ''[[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu]]'':
** Shouko Kirishima has the perfect looks with her petite built, cute-but-not-gorgeous looks and dark hair which ''almost'' has a HimeCut, as well as her intense desire to be Yuuji's wife. She varies slightly in she uses [[HeroesPreferSwords a katana]] instead of a naginata in battle. She varies even more [[{{Yandere}} with the rest of her personality]]: this means, she's determined to be her beloved Yuuji's bride and make him happy... and to do this she'll taser him, poke his eyes, burn his porn, etc.
** Similarly, Mizuki Himeji doesn't have the traditional looks due to having pink hair, but her personality is closer to the tradition ''and'' [[ThroughHisStomach she likes cooking for her guy]], Akihisa. It might taste good [[LethalChef if she taste-tested it]] but there's a reason [[spoiler: [[FormerlyFat reason]] for why she doesn't.]]
* In the manga version of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'', Noriko Nakagawa fits this description. She's feminine, a good cook, not aggressive by nature at all...and still tough enough to survive [[spoiler: a bullet wound early on]] loyal to her chosen man, and, much later, to politely give the very tough Shogo Kawada a talking-to when she feels he needs to hear it. [[spoiler: She's the one who delivers the death blow to Kazuo Kiriyama, who was all but unstoppable.]]
* Hinako Aikawa from ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' has a lot of the traits associated with this archetype - she's sweet, humble, and outwardly extremely vulnerable, but she shows plenty of unexpected courage in confronting those who harm her or people she cares about (albeit, understandably, [[DoesNotLikeMen usually only if they're female]], [[RapeAsDrama due to her personal trauma]]).
* Yukio Washimine from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is a {{deconstruction}}. She has the perfect looks and at the tender age of 17, she's the heiress of the [[{{Yakuza}} Washimine Clan]] and is fully willing to take it over as it's the family tradition, despite how those loyal to him not wanting her to sacrifice herself for the this way ''and'' her inexperience. What follows is the most likely outcome from this premise ''and'' situation, if it happened in RealLife: a total, complete mess that destroys her life. [[spoiler:Ultimately, she commits {{seppuku}} via [[SlashedThroat cutting her throat]] (though with a ''katana'' due to not having a dagger handy), like a ''yamato nadeshiko'' was required to do to keep her honor beyond death, having lost absolutely everything.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Soul Society resembles feudal Japan in its architecture, style of clothing, samurai upperclass, etc, so there are a number of YN here.
** Momo Hinamori is a NiceGirl who adores her captain and her adoptive brother, and will burn you with [[EmpathicWeapon Tobiume's]] [[PlayingWithFire fire blasts]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you're her enemy]].
** Tobiume herself feels she epitomized this concept and took pride on it. While her appearance was spot-on (clothing and hairstyle) [[{{Tsundere}} her personality]] was not.
** Miyako, former 3rd officer of the 13th division and wife of its lieutenant, Kaien Shiba. She's a more by-the-book ''yamato nadeshiko'' because she's beautiful, tall, feminine, ultra-polite and graceful. When remembering her, Rukia Kuchiki says that Miyako [[OneeSama was her idol.]] Her voice? Creator/SumiShimamoto, in one of her rare contemporary appearances.
** The 4th Captain, Unohana Retsu mixes this with TeamMom. She's what happens to this trope when it grows up and TookALevelInBadass on the way to NeverMessWithGranny. She never raises her voice, always smiles benevonently, and yet Squad 11 and Aizen's Esquites force are scared shitless of her. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that [[BeneathTheMask this was nothing more than a show she was putting on for the sake of her beloved Fourth Division and those close to her.]] In truth, she's an AxCrazy former criminal whom ''Zaraki'' looked up to.]]
** Kanae Katagiri [[spoiler:(Ryuuken's wife and Uryuu's mother)]] fits both the physical description (long dark hair, wide eyes, modestly and femininely dressed) and the personality traits (clearly has domestic skills since she works as a maid, holds UndyingLoyalty to [[spoiler:Ryuuken]], is a competent [[ArcherArchetype Quincy]] warrior when necessary). [[spoiler:Her silk hides serious steel: she's the one to convince Ryuuken to return home after his ''nasty'' HeroicBSOD and she does so [[YouAreNotAlone via a gentle, heartfelt appeal]] instead by force.]]
** A villainous example: Sun Sun, the most feminine and collected of Harribel's all-female fraccion. She also dresses in a modest kimono-like outfit.
** After the end of both the Arrancar arc and the last TimeSkip, the now OlderAndWiser Ururu Tsugumiya stopped resembling a StringyHairedGhostgirl and is now growing into a YN.
** [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Nemu Kurotsuchi]]. She's a quirkier example than most, but she still fits the bill via her appearance and devotion to her MadScientist father/creator.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'':
** Kana Ushiro is a YN in training, being very quiet and hardworking as well as ''un-naturally'' WiseBeyondTheirYears.
** Takami "Komo" Komoda (who is voiced by Creator/MamikoNoto) fits pretty well, specially due to her looks as well as her SilkHidingSteel personality, which lets her keep her cool almost all the time [[spoiler: like in her ThanatosGambit from the manga]].
* In ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', Yoshiko Fujisawa fits in very well despite being just 15 years old. She's very humble, sweet, hard-working (sometimes [[GreaterNeedThanMine to her own detriment]], which is ''not'' shown as a good thing due to her StepfordSmiler traits) and well-loved by everyone.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
** Sakura's dead mother, Nadeshiko. [[MeaningfulName Oh look, another one.]] [[SubvertedTrope However, she was an atypical YN lady]] because of her [[CloudCuckooLander cluelessness]] and [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]] when she was young, and she '''only''' [[OlderAndWiser started resembling the trope]] after getting married to...Sakura and Touya's father Fujitaka, who fits the trope [[RareMaleExample except that he's male.
]]
* ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}'': Nanase raised Tomokazu, her younger cousin, ** Among Sakura's friends, the one who embodies the trope closely is [[CoolBigSis admired by younger girls]] denies food as punishment Rika Sasaki. Sakura thinks that Rika's very beautiful and is voiced by ... [[Creator/KikukoInoue guess who]] (count: 6). However, mature, if not more than the other girls. Tomoyo also follows the torpe to a degree, but she's not [[GagBoobs "modestly endowed"]].
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi: Encore'': an entire episode centered on this idea which went so far as to have a character ''named'' "Nadeshiko". She exemplified this concept,
more TheOjou.
** Maki Matsumoto, the beautiful
and much humor resulted sweet owner of the local pawn and toy shop.
** 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.]]
** Kaho Mizuki
in the GenkiGirl main character trying to imitate her.
%%* Haru from ''Manga/JoujuuSenjinMushibugyou''.
anime where she's more quiet and aloof than in the manga.



* 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.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Yakumo Tsukamoto, Tenma's little sister. On one hand she is kind, good-hearted, a good cook, helpful to her sister (and Harima), and fits the appearance nicely. On the other her seeming perfection hides her inability to interact with others (the manga shows that she has trouble making friends), her HeavySleeper tendence gets in the way of housework, and her devotion to Tenma and Harima causes her to ignore her own emotional needs.
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'': The name of the titular ship is a reference to this term, as it [[WaveMotionGun resembles]] the Yamato from ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Uchuu Senkan Yamato]]''.
** In the Manga version, the Nadeshiko picked up an addon unit on Mars, named Yamato, and after the upgrade, is renamed ''Yamato Nadeshiko'' to play it straight, and think about it, it's Space Battleship Yamato Nadeshiko. The unit received heavy damage in the last battle, and after they purged it, the ship returned to just Nadeshiko. (note: Manga story is VERY different from anime version.
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'': Cherry is a ''yamato nadeshiko'' by virtue of her [[TheThreeFacesOfEve "wifely" role]] and the japanese setting but this is often overridden by her {{Tsundere}} and CovertPervert traits.
* ''[[Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok Matanei Loki Ragnarok]]'': The Mysterious Thief Freyr refers to Mayura Daidouji as "Yamato Nadeshiko" [[note]] The dub renders this as 'Classical Japanese Beauty' [[/note]] but she doesn't ''quite'' fit the standards because she is spacy and bull headed.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Rei [[spoiler:II]] in the ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance]]'' after {{defrost|ingIceQueen}}s and particulary in ''Anime/{{Rebuild|OfEvangelion}}'' where she tries to get her love interest and his father (who also happens to be the closest she herself had for a father) to get along by inviting them to a home-cooked dinner. She is also quiet, serious, would die for any of those two at any given moment and, in the original series, reacts with a LuminescentBlush to being told that she'd make a good housewife.
** Hikari Horaki in the original series. Despite being a minor character, she appears in a lot of Japanese market pictures and figure sets. It's discussed whether Hikari is a Type B {{Tsundere}} or a YN who happens to be friends with two kids (Asuka and Touji) who are [[JerkAss THAT good at irritating people]].)
* Parodied in ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' when Miki Onimaru (normally a [[BitchInSheepsClothing mean]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold cranky]] waitress) got drunk and started to act like one.
* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': Misae Ikari uses most of episode 11, "No Entry" to show a {{Reconstruction}} of this trope. While her "selfless" behavior came from clinical depression she retains the quiet dignity and inner iron of the trope. No one else in the series was capable of [[spoiler:forcing Lil' Slugger to sit down and listen to her like a good little boy.]]
* Momoko from ''Manga/SumomoMoMomoMo'' takes the entire series to demonstrate the concept, going from stalker to devoted companion, [[spoiler:willing to follow her man into the next world]].
* Parodied in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'', where Aya Natsume in the very first chapter becomes an obnoxious, over-the-top ClingyJealousGirl mixed with ''yamato nadeshiko'' because of a family tradition: any woman from the Natsume clan must give their lives to [[NakedFirstImpression the first one who sees their naked skin]], and Souichirou had the tough luck of being thrown into the dressing room while Aya was showering inside.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
** Sakura's dead mother, Nadeshiko. [[MeaningfulName Oh look, another one.]] [[SubvertedTrope However, she was an atypical YN lady]] because of her [[CloudCuckooLander cluelessness]] and [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]] when she was young, and she '''only''' [[OlderAndWiser started resembling the trope]] after getting married to...Sakura and Touya's father Fujitaka, who fits the trope [[RareMaleExample except that he's male.]]
** Among Sakura's friends, the one who embodies the trope closely is Rika Sasaki. Sakura thinks that Rika's very beautiful and mature, if not more than the other girls. Tomoyo also follows the torpe to a degree, but she's more TheOjou.
** Maki Matsumoto, the beautiful and sweet owner of the local pawn and toy shop.
** 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.]]
** Kaho Mizuki in the anime where she's more quiet and aloof than in the manga.
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Nadeshiko Fujisaki would definitely be this (it's even right there on her name) [[spoiler:if she wasn't [[UnsettlingGenderReveal a guy]]]]. Her Shugo Chara also applies...except that she's AxeCrazy.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
** Tamaki often imagines Haruhi, who is a {{Bifauxnen}}, as one; before coming to Ouran and cutting her long hair, she resembled one, as well. She is a good cook, but other than that the trope doesn't apply to her.
** 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]].
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
** Double-Subverted where Tomoe Yukishiro is sweet, hardworking, so calm and collected she looked borderline cold... [[spoiler:and was a spy who wanted to kill Kenshin for murdering her fiance.]] She opens up [[spoiler:and genuinely falls for Kenshin, "her SecondLove", and dies]]. Several years later, [[SecondLove Kenshin falls for the]] {{Tsundere}} Kaoru, [[spoiler:who in the infamous ''Seishouhen'' OAV grows up into a ''yamato nadeshiko''. This is also present in the manga epilogue, but it's handled more subtly.]]
** Also the two girls from the Oniwabanshuu (Masukami/Omasu and Omime/Okon), when they're off-duty. It's a JustifiedTrope since they work as waitresses in the Aoiya when not kicking ass alongside the group, while the guys are the cooks of the place.
** Sayo Mutou aka Magdaria is also one of these, as she is a very calm and softspoken young woman who takes the TeamMom role towards a whole JapaneseChristian community. She's also colder than the standard due to her DarkAndTroubledPast, but slowly [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] with Sanosuke's help.
** The most straightforward example is post-CharacterDevelopment!Megumi Takani. She has the looks, is TheMedic and the TeamMom, is ''very'' good at traditionally feminine deals, and [[spoiler: pulls Kaoru ouit of her HeroicBSOD when Kenshin leaves to Kyoto.]]
* The Franchise/{{Gundam}} meta-series has more than one, too:
** Mirai Yashima from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is more this than TheOjou, considering her down-to-Earth behavior and motherly disposition. She's even more of one in the sequels (''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'') where she's married to Bright Noah and has two children with him.
** Aina Sakhalin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' is more or less a cross between this trope and TheOjou. She has an entry on SilkHidingSteel and she's voiced by you know who (count: 7).
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' has Lacus Clyne (with heavy emphasis on the wisdom), a ''yamato nadeshiko'' who uses her IdolSinger status to become a political juggernaut because her family business just ''happens'' to be politics [[spoiler:and her dad, ex PLANT chairman Siegel Clyne, is murdered because of it]]. Her ''yamato nadeshiko'' side is more obvious in ''Gundam SEED Destiny'', where she spends her days as a homemaker/mother figure to a gaggle of orphans. The ending of Destiny makes her status as this trope complicated. See the note. [[note]] Given that it's the only government of a major power that's still intact (the previous leader of the [=PLANTs=] had conquered the Earth Alliance and killed its leaders) and the minor nations had already sided with her beforehand, this particular ''yamato nadeshiko'' effectively now rules the world. ''Special Edition'' outright states it. In Japan traditionally ''yamato nadeshiko'' could and did control things (there were even women Empresses), but did it discreetly and indirectly, as direct control [[ValuesDissonance was considered crass for women]]. So Lacus would come out more as TheOjou -- she has the behavior, but not the mindset and is too much ambitious for classical ''yamato nadeshiko''. Who, in her situation, would be [[spoiler:perfectly prepared to let Kira [[MeaningfulName Yamato]] take the position and then [[ManBehindTheMan help]] ''[[ManBehindTheMan him]]'' [[/note]][[ManBehindTheMan from the shadows]]]].
** Kira Yamato's mother, Caridad Yamato, who was very sweet and soft-spoken as well as fitting the appearance nicely. [[spoiler:She's Kira's ''adoptive'' mom as well as his and Cagalli's biological aunt, being the little sister of their MissingMom Via Hibiki. She showed the SilkHidingSteel part by [[MamaBear risking her own life]] to rescue her baby niece and nephew after the murders of Ulen and Via, ''literally'' running away from the murder site with both children in her arms; afterwards, Caridad and her husband Haruma raised Kira as their own child, and it's assumed they also contacted Uzumi Nara Attha and his wife and gave them baby Cagalli to raise and keep safe]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 8
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'': Anew Returner, the new WrenchWench from Celestial Being has the mannerisms and the soft-spoken, hardworking behavior. Subverted later: [[spoiler: her ''yamato nadeshiko'' side was a façade, since she was a brainwashed ManchurianAgent. And when her boyfriend Lyle tried to give Anew a LastSecondChance and she was about to take it, her boss Ribbons mind-controlled her ''and'' the boyfriend's partner Setsuna had to kill her. OUCH.]]
%%** {{Anti Villain}}ous example: Nanai Miguel, Char's second-in-command and lover from ''Char's Counterattack''.
%%** Queen Dianna Soleil from ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' counts as one too, mixing it with TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask.

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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.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Yakumo Tsukamoto, Tenma's little sister. On one hand she is kind, good-hearted, a good cook, helpful to her sister (and Harima), and fits the appearance nicely. On the other her seeming perfection hides her inability to interact with others (the manga shows that
''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Nunnally might be Britannian, but
she has trouble making friends), her HeavySleeper tendence gets in the way of housework, and her devotion to Tenma and Harima causes her to ignore her own emotional needs.
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'': The name of the titular ship is a reference to this term, as it [[WaveMotionGun resembles]] the Yamato from ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Uchuu Senkan Yamato]]''.
** In the Manga version, the Nadeshiko picked up an addon unit on Mars, named Yamato, and after the upgrade, is renamed ''Yamato Nadeshiko'' to play it straight, and think about it, it's Space Battleship Yamato Nadeshiko. The unit received heavy damage in the last battle, and after they purged it, the ship returned to just Nadeshiko. (note: Manga story is VERY different from anime version.
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'': Cherry is a
''yamato nadeshiko'' by virtue of her [[TheThreeFacesOfEve "wifely" role]] traits. She's gentle yet strong willed and shows an interest in Area 11's culture as seen in the 'traditional japanese setting but this is often overridden by promise' with her {{Tsundere}} and CovertPervert traits.
* ''[[Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok Matanei Loki Ragnarok]]'': The Mysterious Thief Freyr refers to Mayura Daidouji as "Yamato Nadeshiko" [[note]] The dub renders this as 'Classical Japanese Beauty' [[/note]] but she doesn't ''quite'' fit the standards because
brother. She proves that she is spacy and bull headed.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Rei [[spoiler:II]] in the ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance]]'' after {{defrost|ingIceQueen}}s and particulary in ''Anime/{{Rebuild|OfEvangelion}}'' where she tries to get her love interest and his father (who also happens to be the closest she herself had for a father) to get along
not an ExtremeDoormat by inviting them to a home-cooked dinner. She is also quiet, serious, would die for any of those two at any given moment and, in the original series, reacts with a LuminescentBlush to being told that she'd make a good housewife.
** Hikari Horaki in the original series. Despite being a minor character, she appears in a lot of Japanese market pictures and figure sets. It's discussed whether Hikari is a Type B {{Tsundere}} or a YN who happens to be friends with two kids (Asuka and Touji) who are [[JerkAss THAT good at irritating people]].)
* Parodied in ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' when Miki Onimaru (normally a [[BitchInSheepsClothing mean]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold cranky]] waitress) got drunk and started to act like one.
* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': Misae Ikari uses most of episode 11, "No Entry" to show a {{Reconstruction}} of this trope. While her "selfless" behavior came from clinical depression she retains the quiet dignity and inner iron of the trope. No one else in the series was capable of [[spoiler:forcing Lil' Slugger to sit down and listen
politely demonstrating to her like handlers that she will ''not'' be a good little boy.PuppetKing [[spoiler: After becoming the new viceroy of Area 11.]]
* Momoko from ''Manga/SumomoMoMomoMo'' takes the entire series to demonstrate the concept, going from stalker to ** Kallen's biological mother, Mrs. Kouzuki. She's devoted companion, [[spoiler:willing to follow her man into daughter and her dead son, but the next world]].
* Parodied in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'', where Aya Natsume in
war left her psychologically damaged and she was addicted to a drug that makes you relive happier times. Kallen also thought her mother was still devoted to her biological ''father'', who just used her, not realizing her true reasons until she witnessed the very first chapter becomes an obnoxious, over-the-top ClingyJealousGirl mixed with depth of her mom's psychological damage. [[spoiler:Though after the GrandFinale, she's clearly no longer imprisoned and it's shown that she's still bedridden thanks to the extreme side effects of her drug use.]]
** Another Britannian one is Cecile Croomy, Count Lloyd Asplund's [[HotScientist beautiful lab assistant]]. She'd be the perfect
''yamato nadeshiko'' if not for two things: her status as a Britannian... and her [[ForeignQueasine ''creative'' cooking]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 9
** The Black Knights have Nagisa Chiba. She's a LadyOfWar ActionGirl when in her Knightmare, is [[SubordinateExcuse in love with her commander and friend]] Todou, and can wear a beautiful kimono with ease [[spoiler:(like in Ougi and Viletta's wedding).]]
* Played with in ''Manga/DGrayMan'', where the pale and dark-haired girl who loves serving coffee and is a total sweetie towards her friends...is also a fearless KickChick and professional soldier. Ladies and gentlemen, here's Lenalee Lee!
* Miya Alice from ''Anime/{{Dangaioh}}'' is this when off-duty. It's a JustifiedTrope since she ''is'' a Japanese schoolgirl who was kidnapped and made into a SuperSoldier due to her latent PsychicPowers.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
** There's an episode in which Ran and Sonoko get fortunes at a rooster festival telling them what their boyfriends' "ideal type" is, Ran's tells her to be this. The words "yamato nadeshiko" can be heard in the dialogue. [[spoiler:(It turns out this was actually Sonoko's fortune; she switched it with Ran's ''real'' one that just said "be yourself"
because of a family tradition: any woman from the Natsume clan must give their lives to [[NakedFirstImpression the first one who sees their naked skin]], and Souichirou had the tough luck of being thrown into the dressing room while Aya was showering inside.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
** Sakura's dead mother, Nadeshiko. [[MeaningfulName Oh look, another one.]] [[SubvertedTrope However,
she was an atypical YN lady]] because of her [[CloudCuckooLander cluelessness]] and [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]] when she was young, and she '''only''' [[OlderAndWiser started resembling the trope]] after getting married to...Sakura and Touya's father Fujitaka, who fits didn't like it.)]]
** Many female characters (whether more or less around or only peripheral) invoke
the trope [[RareMaleExample except that he's male.in different ways, like Heiji Hattori's mom Shizuka who wears kimonos with ease and [[LadyOfWar is not to be trifled with.]] Even more than one female SympatheticMurderer falls into this, like [[spoiler:InnocentFlowerGirl Midori Nozaki, whose devotion to her dead older sister makes her go out for ''blood''.]]
** Among Sakura's friends, the one who embodies the trope closely is Rika Sasaki. Sakura thinks that Rika's very beautiful and mature, if not more than the other girls. Tomoyo also follows the torpe * ''Manga/DevilmanLady'': Jun Fudo tries desperately to a degree, but she's more TheOjou.
** Maki Matsumoto, the beautiful and sweet owner of the local pawn and toy shop.
** 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.]]
** Kaho Mizuki in the anime where she's more quiet and aloof than in the manga.
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Nadeshiko Fujisaki would definitely be
fulfill this (it's even right there on her name) [[spoiler:if she wasn't [[UnsettlingGenderReveal a guy]]]]. Her Shugo Chara also applies...except that she's AxeCrazy.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
** Tamaki often imagines Haruhi, who is a {{Bifauxnen}}, as one; before coming to Ouran and cutting her long hair, she resembled one, as well. She is a good cook, but other than that the trope doesn't apply to her.
** 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]].
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
** Double-Subverted where Tomoe Yukishiro is sweet, hardworking, so calm and collected she looked borderline cold... [[spoiler:and was a spy who wanted to kill Kenshin for murdering her fiance.]] She opens up [[spoiler:and genuinely falls for Kenshin, "her SecondLove", and dies]]. Several years later, [[SecondLove Kenshin falls for the]] {{Tsundere}} Kaoru, [[spoiler:who in the infamous ''Seishouhen'' OAV grows up into a ''yamato nadeshiko''. This is also present in the manga epilogue, but it's handled more subtly.]]
** Also the two girls from the Oniwabanshuu (Masukami/Omasu and Omime/Okon), when they're off-duty. It's a JustifiedTrope since they work as waitresses in the Aoiya when not kicking ass alongside the group, while the guys are the cooks of the place.
** Sayo Mutou aka Magdaria is also one of these, as she is a very calm and softspoken young woman who takes the TeamMom role towards a whole JapaneseChristian community. She's also colder than the standard
trope, due to [[HeroicSelfDeprecation her DarkAndTroubledPast, but slowly [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] with Sanosuke's help.
** The most straightforward example is post-CharacterDevelopment!Megumi Takani. She has the looks, is TheMedic and the TeamMom, is ''very'' good at traditionally feminine deals, and [[spoiler: pulls Kaoru ouit of her HeroicBSOD when Kenshin leaves to Kyoto.]]
* The Franchise/{{Gundam}} meta-series has more than one, too:
** Mirai Yashima from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is more this than TheOjou, considering her down-to-Earth behavior and motherly disposition. She's even more of one in the sequels (''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'') where she's married to Bright Noah and has two children with him.
** Aina Sakhalin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' is more or less a cross between this trope and TheOjou. She has an entry on SilkHidingSteel and she's voiced by you know who (count: 7).
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' has Lacus Clyne (with heavy emphasis on the wisdom), a ''yamato nadeshiko'' who uses her IdolSinger status to become a political juggernaut because her family business just ''happens'' to be politics [[spoiler:and her dad, ex PLANT chairman Siegel Clyne, is murdered because of it]]. Her ''yamato nadeshiko'' side is more obvious in ''Gundam SEED Destiny'', where she spends her days as a homemaker/mother figure to a gaggle of orphans. The ending of Destiny makes her status as this trope complicated. See the note. [[note]] Given that it's the only government of a major power that's still intact (the previous leader of the [=PLANTs=] had conquered the Earth Alliance and killed its leaders) and the minor nations had already sided with her beforehand, this particular ''yamato nadeshiko'' effectively now rules the world. ''Special Edition'' outright states it. In Japan traditionally ''yamato nadeshiko'' could and did control things (there were even women Empresses), but did it discreetly and indirectly, as direct control [[ValuesDissonance was considered crass for women]]. So Lacus would come out more as TheOjou -- she has the behavior, but not the mindset and is too much ambitious for classical ''yamato nadeshiko''. Who, in her situation, would be [[spoiler:perfectly prepared to let Kira [[MeaningfulName Yamato]] take the position and then [[ManBehindTheMan help]] ''[[ManBehindTheMan him]]'' [[/note]][[ManBehindTheMan from the shadows]]]].
** Kira Yamato's mother, Caridad Yamato, who was very sweet and soft-spoken as well as fitting the appearance nicely. [[spoiler:She's Kira's ''adoptive'' mom as well as his and Cagalli's biological aunt, being the little sister of their MissingMom Via Hibiki. She showed the SilkHidingSteel part by [[MamaBear risking her own life]] to rescue her baby niece and nephew after the murders of Ulen and Via, ''literally'' running away from the murder site with both children in her arms; afterwards, Caridad
self-esteem problems]] and her husband Haruma raised Kira as their own child, and it's assumed they also contacted Uzumi Nara Attha and his wife and gave them baby Cagalli to raise and keep safe]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 8
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'': Anew Returner, the new WrenchWench from Celestial Being has the mannerisms and the soft-spoken, hardworking behavior. Subverted later: [[spoiler: her ''yamato nadeshiko'' side was a façade, since she was a brainwashed ManchurianAgent. And
AbusiveParents. It backfires when her boyfriend Lyle tried to give Anew a LastSecondChance and she was about to take it, her boss Ribbons mind-controlled her ''and'' the boyfriend's partner Setsuna had to kill her. OUCH.]]
%%** {{Anti Villain}}ous example: Nanai Miguel, Char's second-in-command and lover from ''Char's Counterattack''.
%%** Queen Dianna Soleil from ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' counts as one too, mixing it with TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask.
starts turning into a ''demon''.



* Shizuka Minamoto from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' is the prime example for Japanese's anime & manga society. She's a soft spoken, nature loving, and caring girly girl who addresses the FailureHero Nobita using honorific. She's shown to be pretty good at almost everything except [[DreadfulMusician violin.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** Anri Sonohara has a passive, soft-spoken and gentle personality, although she won't let others push her around all the time. To seal the deal, she wears yukata on occasion [[spoiler: and wields a katana.]]
** Akane Awakusu's demure, obedient personality contrasts with the strength of will to defy her mafia dad and live on her own. What's more: someone like her attacking someone like Shizuo either has tremendous guts or a death wish and she definitely isn't the latter.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'':
** Anezaki Mamori is a girl with loyalty, domestic ability, wisdom, maturity, and humility... and is [[PluckyGirl a force to be reckoned with]], [[MamaBear protecting her surrogate siblings and standing up to football players]]. This seems to ''elevate'' her standing in the eyes of other characters.
** Played with in regards to Karin Koizumi. The best quarterback in the whole country is... a sweet girl who adores piano playing and shoujo manga and was forcefully recruited by the Teikoku Alexanders.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Kagura Mikazuchi is this mixed with a few Samurai attributes. She has the dedication, grace and stoicism of a true Yamato Nadeshiko, though she may not act innocent at first it is only the Samurai-like output that hides her true modest and submissive nature. Her appearance also backs-up the mixture complete with a [[HimeCut Hime cut]].
%%* Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo''
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** Tohru Honda of fits this trope ''almost'' perfectly: she's a NiceGirl, a great cook and homemaker. Remember the description talking about the young ones making up for finese with determination? This girl's got enough spunk to power through anything, specially if it's to protect her friends and love interest Kyo... [[spoiler: or to offer kindness to the ''deeply'' desperate and wounded {{Yandere}} of a BigBad, Akito, ultimately being one of the strongest forces behind her HeelFaceTurn.]] The "almost" comes in because she's more [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], [[TheIngenue naive]], and [[StepfordSmiler prone to hide things]] (the last one applies more to the manga) than the standard.
** Her mother Kyouko is the opposite; she has more steel than silk. To explain: After marrying Katsuya, she is happy to be a loving mother and housekeeper and ''finally'' experience living in a happy family, which she couldn't due to her AbusiveParents... and then, in Uotani's backstory, we see that [[ActionMom she beats the tar out of a group of delinquents to save Arisa.]] In [[spoiler:Yuki]]'s flashback to when little Tohru went missing, we also see her threaten to "rain death upon [the police's] miserable souls" if they don't find her baby.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'':
** Ren Mikihara, a minor addition to the side-story cast, along with student body president Atsunobu Hayashimizu, whom she clings to.
** In one episode Kaname dresses up as and acts like an archetypical YN and [[ClarkKenting goes unrecognized by other characters who know her]]. She lampshaded it herself, saying that she always wanted to be "more classy", but this position in their family was already taken by [[TheOjou her older sister]], so she felt that she had to become a {{Tsundere}} instead.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'': Takiko "Genbu no Miko" Ookuda is a JustifiedTrope as she hails from the ImperialJapan in TheRoaringTwenties, thus she was educated to be one (specially regards to the [[PluckyGirl stubborn personality]] and the [[GreaterNeedThanMine the selflessness]]) ''and'' [[ActionGirl was trained]] in the use of the ''naginata'' blade as well. [[spoiler: It's also kinda deconstructed, since the selfless part hides sself-esteem issues.]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': Tsubaki Kasugano aka the Sixth plays the part and looks like one, but [[spoiler:is a ManipulativeBitch CutePsycho, priestess of a ReligionOfEvil, ''and'' the local WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]] On the other hand, [[spoiler:the Tsubaki we see in ''[[AlternateUniverse Paradox]]'' and in chapter 58 of the original series is one of these to the core, with special emphasis on wisdom and selflessness. It's hinted that Paradox!Tsubaki, who has the same backstory of abuse of the original one [[ForWantOfANail save the loss of her]] TragicKeepsake, could potentially snap if the right circumstances are met.]]
* Mercedes Herrera / de Morcerf in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' is a ''French'' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture ish]] but otherwise fits the trope (graceful, forgiving, loyal but strong willed, etc) and is voiced by you know who (count: 2).
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Otae is a subversion. While she appears to have the mild mannerisms, warm smile and naginata, she also a legendarily ''awful'' cook, and quite violent to those that tick her off- which isn't all that hard to do. Hinowa fits the description better.
* ''Manga/GirlsSaurus'': Akira Sakou is TheOjou who lives in a BigFancyHouse and is an extremely traditional ''yamato nadeshiko'' (and is explicitly described as resembling and behaving like Nadeshiko herself)... however, she is also a hardcore {{Bokukko}} with very complicated gender identity issues outside of home, and it's implied that her attraction to Shingo is out of a strange inversion of SitchSexuality, because he's the only boy who (she thinks) thinks of her as a boy.
%%* Yukiko from ''Anime/GunXSword'' is one. Both before and after becoming part of Van's crew.
* The Franchise/{{Gundam}} meta-series has more than one, too:
** Mirai Yashima from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is more this than TheOjou, considering her down-to-Earth behavior and motherly disposition. She's even more of one in the sequels (''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'') where she's married to Bright Noah and has two children with him.
** Aina Sakhalin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' is more or less a cross between this trope and TheOjou. She has an entry on SilkHidingSteel and she's voiced by you know who (count: 7).
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' has Lacus Clyne (with heavy emphasis on the wisdom), a ''yamato nadeshiko'' who uses her IdolSinger status to become a political juggernaut because her family business just ''happens'' to be politics [[spoiler:and her dad, ex PLANT chairman Siegel Clyne, is murdered because of it]]. Her ''yamato nadeshiko'' side is more obvious in ''Gundam SEED Destiny'', where she spends her days as a homemaker/mother figure to a gaggle of orphans. The ending of Destiny makes her status as this trope complicated. See the note. [[note]] Given that it's the only government of a major power that's still intact (the previous leader of the [=PLANTs=] had conquered the Earth Alliance and killed its leaders) and the minor nations had already sided with her beforehand, this particular ''yamato nadeshiko'' effectively now rules the world. ''Special Edition'' outright states it. In Japan traditionally ''yamato nadeshiko'' could and did control things (there were even women Empresses), but did it discreetly and indirectly, as direct control [[ValuesDissonance was considered crass for women]]. So Lacus would come out more as TheOjou -- she has the behavior, but not the mindset and is too much ambitious for classical ''yamato nadeshiko''. Who, in her situation, would be [[spoiler:perfectly prepared to let Kira [[MeaningfulName Yamato]] take the position and then [[ManBehindTheMan help]] ''[[ManBehindTheMan him]]'' [[/note]][[ManBehindTheMan from the shadows]]]].
** Kira Yamato's mother, Caridad Yamato, who was very sweet and soft-spoken as well as fitting the appearance nicely. [[spoiler:She's Kira's ''adoptive'' mom as well as his and Cagalli's biological aunt, being the little sister of their MissingMom Via Hibiki. She showed the SilkHidingSteel part by [[MamaBear risking her own life]] to rescue her baby niece and nephew after the murders of Ulen and Via, ''literally'' running away from the murder site with both children in her arms; afterwards, Caridad and her husband Haruma raised Kira as their own child, and it's assumed they also contacted Uzumi Nara Attha and his wife and gave them baby Cagalli to raise and keep safe]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 8
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'': Anew Returner, the new WrenchWench from Celestial Being has the mannerisms and the soft-spoken, hardworking behavior. Subverted later: [[spoiler: her ''yamato nadeshiko'' side was a façade, since she was a brainwashed ManchurianAgent. And when her boyfriend Lyle tried to give Anew a LastSecondChance and she was about to take it, her boss Ribbons mind-controlled her ''and'' the boyfriend's partner Setsuna had to kill her. OUCH.]]
%%** {{Anti Villain}}ous example: Nanai Miguel, Char's second-in-command and lover from ''Char's Counterattack''.
%%** Queen Dianna Soleil from ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' counts as one too, mixing it with TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed with in]] ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. When Rain Mikamura gets the Rising Gundam to use in battle, it has a [[BladeOnAStick heat naginata polearm]] that can become a bow with heat arrows as its main weapon, following the example of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' who's trained in weapon handling to defend herself and her household. Rain has many traits, personality wise: she is extremely devoted to [[BattleCouple Domon]], to her [[TheProfessor Professor]] father and their mission... but is also more [[HotScientist fanservicy]], [[PluckyGirl stubborn]] and [[{{Tsundere}} outspoken]] than the standard.
* Invoked and discussed in ''Manga/HaikaraSanGaTooru'', where main character Benio Hanamura has the looks and even wears traditional clothes... but does ''not'' want to become one and thus stop being TheLadette, no matter what her very traditional father says. She starts taking up ''some'' of the traits (more going by [[PluckyGirl the will of iron]]) as she gets involved in a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage with NiceGuy Shinobu Iijyuin, though.
** And the most straight-up YN in the series is Miss Kichiji. JustifiedTrope: she's a {{Geisha}}, so being a ''yamato nadeshiko'' or at very least playing the part in public is her main work gig.
* Parodied in ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' with Charlotte/Sakura, Teacher Philip/Ichiro's girlfriend [[spoiler:and later wife]]. She can play the part well when needed and has been raised as one by her ''very'' OverprotectiveDad... but you'd never know it if you met her outside her BigFancyHouse, since she's a GenkiGirl bordering on WildChild whenever she gets out.
* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'': Hinagiku is a 5 year old version of this, skillfully commanding her ''mafia don father'' when he gets scary.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'': Head maid Mariel: Although she's always obedient to Taro's wishes, she can usually get him to do what she wants anyway. The best example is in episode 10, where she gets him to do his chores by by saying she'll have to lay off maids if he doesn't.
%%* Kurumi's mother from ''Manga/HaouAiren''. Kurumi was shaping up into one of these as well, until her life... "changed". She seems to have become a real one after Hakuron's death.
* ''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.
%%* Isumi of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has most of the traits, and those she doesn't can be attributed to her age. Plus she's a BarrierWarrior capable of fighting the BigBad / [[TheDragon Dragon]] to a stalemate.
* Played with in an episode of ''Anime/HellGirl''. A beautiful orphan girl named Inori has the looks and is offered a nice marriage prospect with the handsome son of the sponsor of her OrphanageOfLove. The only problem is that there's a BIG catch: [[spoiler:her mother in law, Mrs. Kyokotsu, only wants Inori to be a "living prop" who will spend her life quietly sitting around in a corner, watching life pass by in front of her - like the dolls that the family makes for a living. Completely alone since her JerkAss husband takes his mom's side, Inori tries to endure this DomesticAbuse... but she snaps and, despite Hajime's warnings, she sends the old woman to Hell.]]
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': When not in sadist mode, Akeno come off as a ideal Japanese woman due to her long black hair and gentle smile. Not to mention she is a great cook like Asia and Rias. Akeno is also polite and devoted to Issei and her team. However, Akeno needs to work on her Steel: she has a fragile personality to her as she "depend" on men due to her sad past.
** Another mention goes to Yasaka as she is a Japanese priestess, very polite toward others, and has a iron will.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Soul Society resembles feudal Japan in its architecture, style of clothing, samurai upperclass, etc, so there are a number of YN here.
** Momo Hinamori is a NiceGirl who adores her captain and her adoptive brother, and will burn you with [[EmpathicWeapon Tobiume's]] [[PlayingWithFire fire blasts]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you're her enemy]].
** Tobiume herself feels she epitomized this concept and took pride on it. While her appearance was spot-on (clothing and hairstyle) [[{{Tsundere}} her personality]] was not.
** Miyako, former 3rd officer of the 13th division and wife of its lieutenant, Kaien Shiba. She's a more by-the-book ''yamato nadeshiko'' because she's beautiful, tall, feminine, ultra-polite and graceful. When remembering her, Rukia Kuchiki says that Miyako [[OneeSama was her idol.]] Her voice? Creator/SumiShimamoto, in one of her rare contemporary appearances.
** The 4th Captain, Unohana Retsu mixes this with TeamMom. She's what happens to this trope when it grows up and TookALevelInBadass on the way to NeverMessWithGranny. She never raises her voice, always smiles benevonently, and yet Squad 11 and Aizen's Esquites force are scared shitless of her. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that [[BeneathTheMask this was nothing more than a show she was putting on for the sake of her beloved Fourth Division and those close to her.]] In truth, she's an AxCrazy former criminal whom ''Zaraki'' looked up to.]]
** Kanae Katagiri [[spoiler:(Ryuuken's wife and Uryuu's mother)]] fits both the physical description (long dark hair, wide eyes, modestly and femininely dressed) and the personality traits (clearly has domestic skills since she works as a maid, holds UndyingLoyalty to [[spoiler:Ryuuken]], is a competent [[ArcherArchetype Quincy]] warrior when necessary). [[spoiler:Her silk hides serious steel: she's the one to convince Ryuuken to return home after his ''nasty'' HeroicBSOD and she does so [[YouAreNotAlone via a gentle, heartfelt appeal]] instead by force.]]
** A villainous example: Sun Sun, the most feminine and collected of Harribel's all-female fraccion. She also dresses in a modest kimono-like outfit.
** After the end of both the Arrancar arc and the last TimeSkip, the now OlderAndWiser Ururu Tsugumiya stopped resembling a StringyHairedGhostgirl and is now growing into a YN.
** [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Nemu Kurotsuchi]]. She's a quirkier example than most, but she still fits the bill via her appearance and devotion to her MadScientist father/creator.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': When not in sadist mode, Akeno come off as a ideal Japanese woman due to her long black hair and gentle smile. Not to mention she is a great cook like Asia and Rias. Akeno is also polite and devoted to Issei and her team. However, Akeno needs to work on her Steel: she has a fragile personality to her as she "depend" on men due to her sad past.
** Another mention goes to Yasaka as she is a Japanese priestess, very polite toward others, and has a iron will.
* ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'':
** A ''yamato nadeshiko'' from ImperialChina (sort of) is Rangyoku. An orphan who works [[TeamMom as the housekeeper]] [[TeamChef and cook]] for an old man named Enho and takes care of her brother Keikei, she's the most polite and sweet girl in the kingdom of Kei. [[spoiler:She meets a tragic end when some soldiers assault the house, kidnap Enho, injure Keikei and stab her to death.]]
** An older version is Queen Chuukin, the sovereign of the kingdom of Sai. With emphasis on the subtle will of iron, as she convinces Riyo to let Suzu go with words alone. Her ''kirin'' Sairin fits in well: She is very calm, cultured, and dainty, even for someone of her kind.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Setsuna Sakurazaki was once described as this by WeaselMascot Chamo for being quiet and fair-skinned with raven-black hair ( [[CulturalTranslation in the original translation]]). She's closer to the [[ImplausibleFencingPowers sword-slinging]] {{Samurai}}-type. In ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima Neo]]'', Setsuna [[SheCleansUpNicely is dolled up as a princess]] by Konoka. [[http://www.onemanga.com/Negima_Neo/29/23/ And she looks the part well.]] At the same time, Konoka dresses up as a {{Shinsengumi}}... oh my, she can pull off a nice {{Bifauxnen}}. This is the reverse of the original, where Setsuna drew {{squee}}s from random passersby with her [[{{Bifauxnen}} "Bishonen swordsman"]] outfit.
** [[RepetitiveName Konoka Konoe]], being an {{Ojou}} formerly living in a [[BigFancyHouse Big Fancy Temple Complex]] and heiress to an ancient family who leads a prominent [[TheMagocracy Magical Organization]] is one and this is especially noticably during her [[ArrangedMarriage Omiai]]s when she wears a kimono.
** [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Akira Okochi]] has been getting her ''yamato nadeshiko'' points up with her sisterly concern for her friend Ako Izumi's feelings for Negi [[spoiler:or more exactly, his "alter ego" Nagi.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Soul Society resembles feudal Japan in its architecture, style of clothing, samurai upperclass, etc, so there are a number of YN here.
** Momo Hinamori is a NiceGirl who adores her captain and her adoptive brother, and will burn you with [[EmpathicWeapon Tobiume's]] [[PlayingWithFire fire blasts]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you're her enemy]].
** Tobiume herself feels she epitomized
Aiko from ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' fits this concept and took pride on it. While personality, even though nobody else in her appearance was spot-on (clothing and hairstyle) [[{{Tsundere}} her personality]] was not.
** Miyako, former 3rd officer of the 13th division and wife of its lieutenant, Kaien Shiba. She's
family shows a more by-the-book ''yamato nadeshiko'' because she's beautiful, tall, feminine, ultra-polite and graceful. When remembering her, Rukia Kuchiki says that Miyako [[OneeSama was her idol.]] personality like this. Her voice? Creator/SumiShimamoto, in one of her rare contemporary appearances.
** The 4th Captain, Unohana Retsu mixes this with TeamMom. She's what happens to this trope when it grows up and TookALevelInBadass on the way to NeverMessWithGranny. She never raises her voice, always smiles benevonently, and yet Squad 11 and Aizen's Esquites force are scared shitless of her. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that [[BeneathTheMask this was nothing more than a show
younger sister, Hime-chan, wished she was putting on for the sake of more like her beloved Fourth Division but over time she realises she should be herself.
* In ''Manga/IkkiTousen Great Guardians'', there's Hakufu's sweet
and those close polite "adoptive sister", Sonken Chuubou (Sun Quan) [[spoiler:or to her.]] In truth, she's an AxCrazy former criminal whom ''Zaraki'' looked up to.be exact, Shoukyou (Xiao Qiao).]]
** Kanae Katagiri [[spoiler:(Ryuuken's wife and Uryuu's mother)]] fits both the physical description (long dark hair, wide eyes, modestly and femininely dressed) and the personality traits (clearly has domestic skills since she works as a maid, holds UndyingLoyalty to [[spoiler:Ryuuken]], This trope is a competent [[ArcherArchetype Quincy]] warrior when necessary). [[spoiler:Her silk hides serious steel: she's the one to convince Ryuuken to return home after his ''nasty'' HeroicBSOD and she does so [[YouAreNotAlone via a gentle, heartfelt appeal]] instead by force.]]
** A villainous example: Sun Sun, the most feminine and collected of Harribel's all-female fraccion. She also dresses
parodied in a modest kimono-like outfit.
** After the end of both the Arrancar arc and
the last TimeSkip, the now OlderAndWiser Ururu Tsugumiya stopped resembling a StringyHairedGhostgirl and is now growing into a YN.
** [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Nemu Kurotsuchi]]. She's a quirkier example than most, but she still fits the bill via her appearance and devotion to her MadScientist father/creator.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': When not in sadist mode, Akeno come off as a ideal Japanese woman due to her long black hair and gentle smile. Not to mention she is a great cook like Asia and Rias. Akeno is also polite and devoted to Issei and her team. However, Akeno needs to work on her Steel: she has a fragile personality to her as she "depend" on men due to her sad past.
** Another mention goes to Yasaka as she is a Japanese priestess, very polite toward others, and has a iron will.
* ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'':
** A ''yamato nadeshiko'' from ImperialChina (sort of) is Rangyoku. An orphan who works [[TeamMom as the housekeeper]] [[TeamChef and cook]] for an old man named Enho and takes care
episode of her brother Keikei, she's the most polite and sweet girl in the kingdom of Kei. [[spoiler:She meets a tragic end when some soldiers assault the house, kidnap Enho, injure Keikei and stab her to death.]]
** An older version is Queen Chuukin, the sovereign of the kingdom of Sai. With emphasis on the subtle will of iron, as she convinces Riyo to let Suzu go with words alone. Her ''kirin'' Sairin fits in well: She is very calm, cultured, and dainty, even for someone of her kind.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Setsuna Sakurazaki was once described as this by WeaselMascot Chamo for being quiet and fair-skinned with raven-black hair ( [[CulturalTranslation in the original translation]]). She's closer to the [[ImplausibleFencingPowers sword-slinging]] {{Samurai}}-type. In ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima Neo]]'', Setsuna [[SheCleansUpNicely is dolled up as a princess]] by Konoka. [[http://www.onemanga.com/Negima_Neo/29/23/ And she looks the part well.]] At the same time, Konoka
''Dragon Destiny'', where [[spoiler:LadyOfWar Chou'un Shiryuu]] dresses up as in a {{Shinsengumi}}... oh my, she can pull off a nice {{Bifauxnen}}. This formal kimono, takes up ''ikebana'' flower arrangment... and utterly ''fails''.
* ''Manga/IkokuMeiroNoCroisee'': Yune
is the reverse of the original, where Setsuna drew {{squee}}s a cute little girl who goes to Paris from random passersby with her [[{{Bifauxnen}} "Bishonen swordsman"]] outfit.
** [[RepetitiveName Konoka Konoe]], being an {{Ojou}} formerly living
Japan and introduced in a [[BigFancyHouse Big Fancy Temple Complex]] [[PimpedOutDress gorgeous kimono]]. CultureClash is half the premise. The other half is proto-feminism, and heiress to an ancient family who leads a prominent [[TheMagocracy Magical Organization]] is one and this is especially noticably during her [[ArrangedMarriage Omiai]]s when she wears a kimono.
** [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Akira Okochi]] has been getting her ''yamato nadeshiko''
it {{Anvilicious}}ly points up out the problems with this trope.
%%* ''Manga/InitialD'': Mako acts like one, bar
her sisterly concern very {{fanservice}}y clothing... [[LetsGetDangerous until she gets into her car]]. Then you will have a BadassDriver who will definitely go for her friend Ako Izumi's feelings for Negi [[spoiler:or more exactly, his "alter ego" Nagi.]]the victory.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Nunnally might be Britannian, but she has ''yamato nadeshiko'' traits. She's gentle yet strong willed and shows an interest in Area 11's culture as seen in the 'traditional japanese promise' with her brother. She proves that she is not an ExtremeDoormat by politely demonstrating to her handlers that she will ''not'' be a PuppetKing [[spoiler: After becoming the new viceroy of Area 11.]]
** Kallen's biological mother, Mrs. Kouzuki. She's devoted to her daughter and her dead son, but the war left her psychologically damaged and she was addicted to a drug that makes you relive happier times. Kallen also thought her mother was still devoted to her biological ''father'', who just used her, not realizing her true reasons until she witnessed the depth of her mom's psychological damage. [[spoiler:Though after the GrandFinale, she's clearly no longer imprisoned and it's shown that she's still bedridden thanks to the extreme side effects of her drug use.]]
** Another Britannian one is Cecile Croomy, Count Lloyd Asplund's [[HotScientist beautiful lab assistant]]. She'd be the perfect ''yamato nadeshiko'' if not for two things: her status as a Britannian... and her [[ForeignQueasine ''creative'' cooking]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 9
** The Black Knights have Nagisa Chiba. She's a LadyOfWar ActionGirl when in her Knightmare, is [[SubordinateExcuse in love with her commander and friend]] Todou, and can wear a beautiful kimono with ease [[spoiler:(like in Ougi and Viletta's wedding).]]
* Aiko from ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' fits this personality, even though nobody else in her family shows a personality like this. Her younger sister, Hime-chan, wished she was more like her but over time she realises she should be herself.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Nunnally might be Britannian, but she has
''Manga/IonoTheFanatics'': Iono is a queen from a foreign country who, on the surface, is very much a ''yamato nadeshiko'' traits. nadeshiko'', and she's even described as such by two government officials. However, her weak spot for black-haired girls also prompts her security officer to nickname her "horny queen", [[LovableSexManiac which is much more fitting]].
* ''Manga/{{Is}}'': If you can see through her MsFanservice traits, you'll notice that with her kindness, dedication and humble personality, Iori Yoshizuki fits this trope.
She's gentle yet strong willed and shows an interest in Area 11's culture as seen even voiced by Creator/KumiSakuma!
* ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'': Oddly, English-born Christine "Chris" Robbins acts more like a Yamoto Nadeshiko than any other girl
in the 'traditional japanese promise' with her brother. She proves that she is not an ExtremeDoormat by politely demonstrating to her handlers that she will ''not'' be a PuppetKing [[spoiler: After becoming the new viceroy of Area 11.]]
** Kallen's biological mother, Mrs. Kouzuki.
series. She's devoted to her daughter beautiful, domestic, and her dead son, but the war left her psychologically damaged and she was addicted to a drug that graceful makes you relive happier times. Kallen also thought her mother was still devoted to her biological ''father'', who just used her, not realizing her true reasons until delicious Japanese food and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/itazura-162.jpg wears a kimono regularly]]. To top it all off, she witnessed the depth of her mom's psychological damage. [[spoiler:Though after the GrandFinale, she's clearly no longer imprisoned and it's shown even admits in episode 19 [[GenreSavvy that she's still bedridden thanks to she had read a book about the extreme side effects concept of her drug use.]]
** Another Britannian one is Cecile Croomy, Count Lloyd Asplund's [[HotScientist beautiful lab assistant]]. She'd be the perfect
''yamato nadeshiko'' if not for two things: her status as a Britannian... and her [[ForeignQueasine ''creative'' cooking]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 9
** The Black Knights have Nagisa Chiba. She's a LadyOfWar ActionGirl when in her Knightmare, is [[SubordinateExcuse in love with her commander and friend]] Todou, and can wear a beautiful kimono with ease [[spoiler:(like in Ougi and Viletta's wedding).]]
* Aiko from ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'' fits this personality, even though nobody else in her family shows a personality like this. Her younger sister, Hime-chan, wished she was more like her but over time she realises she should be herself.
nadeshiko''.]]



* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' has both male and female examples:
** In the manga and {{OAV}}s, [[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno Ryuzaki]] is portrayed as more mature and less klutzy and thus fitting the ''yamato nadeshiko'' better than in the anime.
** Choutarou Ohtori is a ''male'' ''yamato nadeshiko'', and especially in the anime. Polite? Check. WiseBeyondTheirYears? Check. Focused on his goals? Check. Very competent in his "mission"? Check. ''Very'' devoted to his partner Shishido? [[HoYay Double Check]].
** Shuuichiro Oishi is a male TeamMom who's extremely devoted to Tezuka and Eiji and later makes ''many'' sacrifices for TheTeam. [[spoiler: Such as when he forfeits his regular position to let Tezuka (manga) or Ryoma (anime) make use of it, clearly knowing that he's screwing himself over ''and'' that this won't be benefitial to Eiji either.]]
** Some of the mothers of the players, such as Fuji's mom Yoshiko who is ''called one'' in manga canon. Ryoma's mother Rinko is of an exception. tho: she was a fiery Type B {{Tsundere}} when young, but even when she's much more mild now, she doesn't give Nanjirou the whole control of their relationship and is hinted to be the main breadwinner of the household (he's a lazy monk, she's a lawyer).
** Genderflipped again with Seiichi Yukimura. The local IllBoy looks and acts the part eerily well with his long-ish and wavy black-blue hair, [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette pale skin]], [[{{Honorifics}} very polite speech patterns]], [[CrossDressingVoices extremely soft voice]] and [[NiceGuy kind and quiet]] off-courts behavior... and is a crafty, manipulative {{Determinator}} in regards to tennis. His ''very'' stern [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan and masculine-looking]] [[NumberTwo sub-captain]] Genichirou Sanada, who looks and often acts [[{{Samurai}} like the archetypical Japanese male]], defers to '''[[SilkHidingSteel him.]]'''
** Nanako Meino, Ryoma's [[CoolBigSis Cool Cousin]]. While certainly sweet and compliant, she's not afraid to tell her uncle Nanjirou what she thinks of him. In a ''Very'' polite manner, mind you.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': Depending on which series you are watching and [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation how you watch it]] a number of the cast fall in this category.
** The FantasyCounterpartCulture of Jurai with Japan and their royal nature means Sasami and Ayeka could be this: the former is domestic and kind and strong willed, while the later has the quiet dignity and devotion... when she's not involved in the race for Tenchi's love, that is.
*** There is also Empress Funaho, Yosho's mother and Ayeka and Sasami's stepmother. She has the perfect looks, the quiet and graceful demeanor that contrasts with Emperor Azusa's other wife [[ActionMom Misaki]], and is very loved and respected by everyone. [[spoiler: Even more so when you learn that Funaho ''is'' Japanese - she was a woman from Feudal Japan that Azusa brough to Jurai and married.]]
** What might be oddest is in that in one or two spots, this looks like what ''Ryoko'' wants to be. This is someone whose personality is laundry list of what a ''yamato nadeshiko'' is ''not''...
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'': Sumire Kanou. She is described as having the looks and elegance of a ''yamato nadeshiko'', and is the StudentCouncilPresident. She has black hair in the light novels, but [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair has blue hair in the anime]].

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%%* Haru from ''Manga/JoujuuSenjinMushibugyou''.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' has both male In ''Manga/KareKano'' Soichiro's aunt and female examples:
** In
adoptive mother, Shizune Arima, pulls off all aspects of this perfectly. This includes the manga and {{OAV}}s, [[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno Ryuzaki]] is portrayed as more mature and less klutzy and thus fitting "hidden steel" part of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' better than in the anime.
** Choutarou Ohtori
trope, [[spoiler:when she coordinats with Yukino to get a chance to deliver a beatdown on Arima's abusive biological mother Ryouko.]] Rika is a ''male'' ''yamato nadeshiko'', and especially in the anime. Polite? Check. WiseBeyondTheirYears? Check. Focused on his goals? Check. Very competent in his "mission"? Check. ''Very'' devoted to his partner Shishido? [[HoYay Double Check]].
** Shuuichiro Oishi is a male TeamMom who's extremely devoted to Tezuka and Eiji and later makes ''many'' sacrifices for TheTeam. [[spoiler: Such as when he forfeits his regular position to let Tezuka (manga) or Ryoma (anime) make use of it,
clearly knowing that he's screwing himself over ''and'' that this won't be benefitial to Eiji either.]]
** Some
one in training.
* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'', being a show about {{ronin}} in Japan, has a few
of the mothers these. One of the players, such as Fuji's mom Yoshiko who them in particular is ''called one'' in manga canon. Ryoma's mother Rinko is of an exception. tho: she was a fiery Type B {{Tsundere}} when young, but even when lord's mistress: she's much more mild now, she doesn't give Nanjirou the whole control of their relationship and is hinted to be the main breadwinner of the household (he's a lazy monk, she's a lawyer).
** Genderflipped again with Seiichi Yukimura. The local IllBoy
kind, gentle, family / house oriented, looks and acts the part eerily well with his long-ish a fancy kimono and wavy black-blue hair, [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette pale skin]], [[{{Honorifics}} very polite speech patterns]], [[CrossDressingVoices extremely soft voice]] and [[NiceGuy kind and quiet]] off-courts behavior... and is a crafty, manipulative {{Determinator}} in regards [[spoiler:has enough inner iron to tennis. His ''very'' stern [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan and masculine-looking]] [[NumberTwo sub-captain]] Genichirou Sanada, who looks and often acts [[{{Samurai}} like the archetypical Japanese male]], defers to '''[[SilkHidingSteel him.]]'''
** Nanako Meino, Ryoma's [[CoolBigSis Cool Cousin]]. While certainly sweet and compliant, she's not afraid to tell
save her uncle Nanjirou what she thinks of him. In a ''Very'' polite manner, mind you.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': Depending on which series you are watching and [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation how you watch it]] a number of the cast fall in this category.
** The FantasyCounterpartCulture of Jurai with Japan and their royal nature means Sasami and Ayeka could be this: the former is domestic and kind and strong willed, while the later has the quiet dignity and devotion... when she's not involved in the race for Tenchi's love, that is.
*** There is also Empress Funaho, Yosho's mother and Ayeka and Sasami's stepmother. She has the perfect looks, the quiet and graceful demeanor that contrasts with Emperor Azusa's other wife [[ActionMom Misaki]], and is very loved and respected by everyone. [[spoiler: Even more so when you learn that Funaho ''is'' Japanese - she was a woman from Feudal Japan that Azusa brough to Jurai and married.]]
** What might be oddest is in that in one or two spots, this looks like what ''Ryoko'' wants to be. This is someone whose personality is laundry list of what a ''yamato nadeshiko'' is ''not''...
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'': Sumire Kanou. She is described as having the looks and elegance of a ''yamato nadeshiko'', and is the StudentCouncilPresident. She has black hair in the light novels, but [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair has blue hair in the anime]].
infant son via HeroicSacrifice.]]



* ''Manga/GirlsSaurus'': Akira Sakou is TheOjou who lives in a BigFancyHouse and is an extremely traditional ''yamato nadeshiko'' (and is explicitly described as resembling and behaving like Nadeshiko herself)... however, she is also a hardcore {{Bokukko}} with very complicated gender identity issues outside of home, and it's implied that her attraction to Shingo is out of a strange inversion of SitchSexuality, because he's the only boy who (she thinks) thinks of her as a boy.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'':
** Anezaki Mamori is a girl with loyalty, domestic ability, wisdom, maturity, and humility... and is [[PluckyGirl a force to be reckoned with]], [[MamaBear protecting her surrogate siblings and standing up to football players]]. This seems to ''elevate'' her standing in the eyes of other characters.
** Played with in regards to Karin Koizumi. The best quarterback in the whole country is... a sweet girl who adores piano playing and shoujo manga and was forcefully recruited by the Teikoku Alexanders.
* ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics'': Iono is a queen from a foreign country who, on the surface, is very much a ''yamato nadeshiko'', and she's even described as such by two government officials. However, her weak spot for black-haired girls also prompts her security officer to nickname her "horny queen", [[LovableSexManiac which is much more fitting]].
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** Tohru Honda of fits this trope ''almost'' perfectly: she's a NiceGirl, a great cook and homemaker. Remember the description talking about the young ones making up for finese with determination? This girl's got enough spunk to power through anything, specially if it's to protect her friends and love interest Kyo... [[spoiler: or to offer kindness to the ''deeply'' desperate and wounded {{Yandere}} of a BigBad, Akito, ultimately being one of the strongest forces behind her HeelFaceTurn.]] The "almost" comes in because she's more [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], [[TheIngenue naive]], and [[StepfordSmiler prone to hide things]] (the last one applies more to the manga) than the standard.
** Her mother Kyouko is the opposite; she has more steel than silk. To explain: After marrying Katsuya, she is happy to be a loving mother and housekeeper and ''finally'' experience living in a happy family, which she couldn't due to her AbusiveParents... and then, in Uotani's backstory, we see that [[ActionMom she beats the tar out of a group of delinquents to save Arisa.]] In [[spoiler:Yuki]]'s flashback to when little Tohru went missing, we also see her threaten to "rain death upon [the police's] miserable souls" if they don't find her baby.
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'':
** Miyuki Kobayakawa is seen as this even when she's working at her traditionally male job or [[WrenchWench up to her elbows in the engine compartment of either her]] patrol car or her personal vintage Toyota S800 because the woman is ''very'' dedicated to her job and her hobbies, and takes them all very seriously.
** Parodied with Miyuki's coworker and friend Aoi Futaba, who is also a [[{{transsexual}} trans woman]]. She looks and acts the part ''so damn well'' that Yoriko says she's ''more'' feminine than any of the girls in Bokuto station. (Miyuki included!) Aoi is the only ''yamato nadeshiko'' role played by Creator/RicaMatsumoto, making her a case of PlayingAgainstType.
* In ''Manga/IkkiTousen Great Guardians'', there's Hakufu's sweet and polite "adoptive sister", Sonken Chuubou (Sun Quan) [[spoiler:or to be exact, Shoukyou (Xiao Qiao).]]
** This trope is parodied in the last episode of ''Dragon Destiny'', where [[spoiler:LadyOfWar Chou'un Shiryuu]] dresses up in a formal kimono, takes up ''ikebana'' flower arrangment... and utterly ''fails''.
* ''Manga/DevilmanLady'': Jun Fudo tries desperately to fulfill this trope, due to [[HeroicSelfDeprecation her self-esteem problems]] and her AbusiveParents. It backfires when she starts turning into a ''demon''.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' plays with the trope:
** '''Japan''' is the character who [[ZigZaggingTrope plays with this trope the most]], to such an extent that it's not clear if he's more of a straight than parodic example or the other way around. On one hand, he's polite, soft-spoken, humble, mature (especially when compared to the rest of the cast), usually wears a kimono or yukata, is shown to have domestic abilities (and not to mention he puts on a female kimono ''and'' apron when he plays house), ''and'' WordOfGod uses the term "Yamato Nadeshiko" to describe what he would have been like as a female. On the other hand, he's also a [[{{Hikikomori}} socially awkward]] InscrutableOriental who [[KickTheDog once turned against his family]] (which is his political commentary), and his YN traits are used for humor/parody as often as they're played straight (e.g. he can be too polite for his own good) Possibly the best way to describe him is as a blend of ''both'' InscrutableOriental and ''yamato nadeshiko'', with the latter being more obvious when he's with people/nations he feels comfortable around. Then in the manga and CD drama ("The World's Pervert Ambassador") Japan lays bare his {{Otaku}} side and proudly proclaims that ''everybody'' should turn to the 2D "Moe" universe because it wouldn't soil the body (although it will soil the heart, just a tiny bit). Technically speaking, YN's of either gender are not allowed to reveal their carnal desires, especially of the fujoshi variety...
** In ''Nyotalia'', the female interpretation of Japan acts exactly like a YN. She has straight bangs, wears flowers in her hair, is usually seen in a kimono or a black, more feminine version of Japan's military uniform, and is described by Estonia as "quiet-looking". However, given the flip side of her male counterpart's nature...
** Taiwan seemed to be q good candidate being dainty-looking and dressing girlishly but both the "East Asia" sketches and her speaking part in China's CD's drama track characterize her as a [[PluckyGirl Plucky]] GenkiGirl instead, who isn't shy about making fun of her older brother China's "hipness" or telling him to leave Japan alone, and interacts in an open manner with her family members. YN was systematically {{jossed}}.
** The prefectures of Akita, Iwate and Yamagata ([[http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-1070.html the second, third and last in the chibi round, respectively)]] are female and have the YN looks. So does [[http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/cvicchen/jp_kyouto.jpg the prefecture of Kyoto]], but she seems to be more about [[LadyOfWar the poise and the will of iron]] than the kindness; a JustifiedTrope [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto#History because Kyoto was the former capital of Japan]] - since it's one of the bastions of Japanese tradition and culture despite its growth and evolution, it makes sense that its MoeAnthropomorphism has the looks and likely the personality of a ''yamato nadeshiko''.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'':
** Kaede Kimura in tries to be a true ''yamato nadeshiko'' to [[TheEeyore Itoshiki Nozomu]] (she uses the term) but her years spent overseas, as well as a mental breakdown she suffered when she returned to Japan, have left her with a second, more dominant personality: Kae'''r'''e, who has a stereotypical [[{{Eagleland}} aggressive foreigner]] attitude. HilarityEnsues.
** PlayedForLaughs with Matoi Tsunetsuki, who wears a kimono and acts like an exaggerated version of the trope ''and'' StalkerWithACrush in regards to Itoshiki-sensei.
** Kiri Komori mixes this with being an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette {{Hikikomori}}. She's sweet, calm, polite, feminine, and domestic... while also being adorably creepy and constantly locking herself in the school.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Tsubaki Natsukasa. How else would she be able to put up with ''Black☆Star''? Her 'touch of iron' is shown for the first time when she confronts her big brother Masamune, in a pair of chapters/episodes which refer to both aspects of the trope.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** When off-duty, ''Nanoha'' herself fits in very well. While on leave at home, she was mistaken for a normal HouseWife. If she's [[BadassAdorable working]] expect some serious [[DefeatMeansFriendship "befriending"]]... and once that's done, she'll be back to her YN self. ItRunsInTheFamily, considering her also very YN-ish mother Momoko.[[note]]So yes, a Yamato Nadeshiko with the relative firepower of the ''Yamato'' and ''Nadesico''[[/note]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Sakura-chan's four older sisters. Satsuki (Jolteon), Sumomo (Vaporeon), Tamao (Umbreon) and Koume (Flareon) can wear fancy headgear and kimono gracefully, serve you the most delicious green tea, play the shamisen beautifully, arrange flowers like pros... and kick your ass [[LadyOfWar in style]] with their Mons. Little Sakura is still too young to fully qualify, but she and her Eevee/Espeon are getting there.
** [[spoiler:Dawn's Togekiss]] was originally trained by a princess. Bonus points for being voiced by you-know-who (count: 10)!
** Erika the Gym Leader gets points for wearing a kimono and beng the sweetest girl until you insult her perfume and Grass Pokémon Gym. As a grass gym leader she's associated with FLOWERS. She speaks in {{keigo}} in the Japanese version as well.
** Serena in XY, great cook and feminine personality
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Daisy, Green's older sister. She's kind, polite, good at nursing Pokémon, brewing tea, and helps her grandfather out in his studies, and later Bill.

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* ''Manga/GirlsSaurus'': Akira Sakou is TheOjou who lives in a BigFancyHouse and is an extremely traditional ''yamato nadeshiko'' (and is explicitly described as resembling and behaving like Nadeshiko herself)... however, she is also a hardcore {{Bokukko}} with very complicated gender identity issues outside of home, and it's implied that her attraction to Shingo is out of a strange inversion of SitchSexuality, because he's the only boy who (she thinks) thinks of her as a boy.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'':
** Anezaki Mamori
''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': Miu Furinji is a girl with loyalty, domestic ability, wisdom, maturity, and humility... and is [[PluckyGirl a force to be reckoned with]], [[MamaBear protecting her surrogate siblings and standing up to football players]]. This seems to ''elevate'' her standing in the eyes of other characters.
** Played with in regards to Karin Koizumi. The best quarterback in the whole country is... a sweet girl who adores piano playing and shoujo manga and was forcefully recruited by the Teikoku Alexanders.
* ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics'': Iono is a queen from a foreign country who, on the surface, is very much a ''yamato nadeshiko'', and she's even described as such by two government officials. However, her weak spot for black-haired girls also prompts her security officer to nickname her "horny queen", [[LovableSexManiac which is much more fitting]].
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** Tohru Honda of fits this trope ''almost'' perfectly:
blonde MissFanservice, but otherwise she's a NiceGirl, a great cook good example. She's polite and homemaker. Remember kind. She cleans and cooks for the description talking about dojo and makes sure it doesn't run out of money. In fact, the young ones making up for finese with determination? This girl's got enough spunk to power through anything, specially if it's to protect grand master mentions that they wouldn't live so well without Miu's care. So as long as no one makes her friends and love interest Kyo... [[spoiler: her [[ClingyJealousGirl jealous]] or [[BewareTheniceOnes angry]], she will be this to offer kindness to a T; her "inner iron" is not the ''deeply'' desperate and wounded {{Yandere}} of a BigBad, Akito, ultimately being one of the strongest forces behind her HeelFaceTurn.]] The "almost" comes in because she's more [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], [[TheIngenue naive]], and [[StepfordSmiler prone to hide things]] (the last one applies more to the manga) than the standard.least bit subtle.
* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' gives us two:
** Her mother Kyouko is Akemi, the opposite; Kasuga family's deceased matriarch, was a very gentle woan who also had quite the strong will when she has more steel than silk. To explain: After marrying Katsuya, she is happy to be had a loving mother goal in her mind. Most exemplified in her and housekeeper and ''finally'' experience living in a happy family, which she couldn't due to her AbusiveParents... and then, in Uotani's Takashi's backstory, we see that [[ActionMom she beats [[spoiler:when Akemi goes against her parents's ParentalMarriageVeto by secretly helping Takashi with the tar out of a group of delinquents to save Arisa.]] In [[spoiler:Yuki]]'s flashback to when little Tohru went missing, we also see her threaten to "rain death upon [the police's] miserable souls" if task they don't find her baby.
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'':
** Miyuki Kobayakawa is seen
gave him as this even when she's working at her traditionally male job or [[WrenchWench up condition to her elbows in the engine compartment of either her]] patrol car or her personal vintage Toyota S800 because the woman is ''very'' dedicated to her job and her hobbies, and takes them all very seriously.
** Parodied with Miyuki's coworker and friend Aoi Futaba, who is also a [[{{transsexual}} trans woman]]. She looks and acts the part ''so damn well'' that Yoriko says she's ''more'' feminine than any of the girls in Bokuto station. (Miyuki included!) Aoi is the only ''yamato nadeshiko'' role played by Creator/RicaMatsumoto, making her a case of PlayingAgainstType.
* In ''Manga/IkkiTousen Great Guardians'', there's Hakufu's sweet and polite "adoptive sister", Sonken Chuubou (Sun Quan) [[spoiler:or to be exact, Shoukyou (Xiao Qiao).
date her.]]
** This trope is parodied in the last episode of ''Dragon Destiny'', where [[spoiler:LadyOfWar Chou'un Shiryuu]] dresses up in a formal kimono, takes up ''ikebana'' flower arrangment... and utterly ''fails''.
* ''Manga/DevilmanLady'': Jun Fudo tries desperately to fulfill this trope, due to [[HeroicSelfDeprecation her self-esteem problems]] and her AbusiveParents. It backfires when she starts turning into a ''demon''.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' plays with the trope:
** '''Japan''' is the character who [[ZigZaggingTrope plays with this trope the most]], to such an extent that it's not clear if he's more of a straight than parodic example or the other way around. On one hand, he's polite, soft-spoken, humble, mature (especially when compared to the rest of the cast), usually wears a kimono or yukata, is shown to have domestic abilities (and not to mention he puts on a female kimono ''and'' apron when he plays house), ''and'' WordOfGod uses the term "Yamato Nadeshiko" to describe what he would have been like as a female. On the other hand, he's also a [[{{Hikikomori}} socially awkward]] InscrutableOriental who [[KickTheDog once turned against his family]] (which is his political commentary), and his YN traits are used for humor/parody as often as they're played straight (e.g. he can be too polite for his own good) Possibly the best way to describe him is as a blend of ''both'' InscrutableOriental and ''yamato nadeshiko'', with the latter being more obvious when he's with people/nations he feels comfortable around. Then in the manga and CD drama ("The World's Pervert Ambassador") Japan lays bare his {{Otaku}} side and proudly proclaims that ''everybody'' should turn to the 2D "Moe" universe because it wouldn't soil the body (although it will soil the heart, just a tiny bit). Technically speaking, YN's of either gender are not allowed to reveal their carnal desires, especially of the fujoshi variety...
** In ''Nyotalia'', the female interpretation of Japan acts exactly like a YN. She has straight bangs, wears flowers in her hair, is usually seen in a kimono or a black, more feminine version of Japan's military uniform, and is described by Estonia as "quiet-looking". However, given the flip side of her male counterpart's nature...
** Taiwan seemed to be q good candidate being dainty-looking and dressing girlishly but both the "East Asia" sketches and her speaking part in China's CD's drama track characterize her as a [[PluckyGirl Plucky]] GenkiGirl instead, who isn't shy about making fun of her older brother China's "hipness" or telling him to leave Japan alone, and interacts in an open manner with her family members. YN was systematically {{jossed}}.
** The prefectures of Akita, Iwate and Yamagata ([[http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-1070.html the second, third and last in the chibi round, respectively)]] are female and have the YN looks. So does [[http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/cvicchen/jp_kyouto.jpg the prefecture of Kyoto]], but she seems to be more about [[LadyOfWar the poise and the will of iron]] than the kindness; a JustifiedTrope [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto#History because Kyoto was the former capital of Japan]] - since it's
Manami, one of Akemi and Takashi's daughters, inherits her mom's YN-ness and shows it via being quiet, sort-of a "small mother" for the bastions of Japanese tradition Kasuga family, and culture despite its growth and evolution, it makes sense that its MoeAnthropomorphism has the looks and likely the personality of a ''yamato nadeshiko''.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'':
** Kaede Kimura in tries to be a true ''yamato nadeshiko'' to [[TheEeyore Itoshiki Nozomu]] (she uses the term) but
keeping her years spent overseas, as well as a mental breakdown she suffered when she returned to Japan, have left her with a second, more dominant personality: Kae'''r'''e, who has a stereotypical [[{{Eagleland}} aggressive foreigner]] attitude. HilarityEnsues.
** PlayedForLaughs with Matoi Tsunetsuki, who wears a kimono and acts like an exaggerated version of the trope ''and'' StalkerWithACrush
gung-ho twin sister Kurumi in regards to Itoshiki-sensei.line as much as she can.
** Kiri Komori mixes * ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'': Sawako Kuronuma. Not only does she fit the looks of the trope with her long, dark hair, she also has a penchant for skirts and girly clothing. She takes turns cooking for her family, makes cookies to thank others for small favors and makes all of her own Christmas gifts by hand.
* ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' features [[spoiler: a genderflip.]] There are two characters named Kino, and it's the [[spoiler:male]] one who fits
this with trope. The [[spoiler:female]]... [[{{Bokukko}} not so much]].
* Ui Hirasawa from ''Manga/KOn'' fits this trope to a T. Everything she works for
being an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette {{Hikikomori}}. She's sweet, calm, polite, feminine, and domestic... while also being adorably creepy and constantly locking herself in the school.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Tsubaki Natsukasa. How else would she be able to put up with ''Black☆Star''? Her 'touch of iron' is shown
for the first time when she confronts her big brother Masamune, in a pair of chapters/episodes which refer to both aspects good of the trope.
family? Check. Loyal? Check. Really good at cooking and cleaning? Check. Mature? Check. Arguably moreso than any other character on the show. Polite? A given. Finally, there's tea.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
**
''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': When off-duty, ''Nanoha'' herself fits in very well. While on leave at home, she was mistaken for a normal HouseWife. If she's [[BadassAdorable working]] expect some serious [[DefeatMeansFriendship "befriending"]]... and once that's done, she'll be back to her YN self. ItRunsInTheFamily, considering her also very YN-ish mother Momoko.[[note]]So yes, a Yamato Nadeshiko with the relative firepower of the ''Yamato'' and ''Nadesico''[[/note]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Sakura-chan's four older sisters. Satsuki (Jolteon), Sumomo (Vaporeon), Tamao (Umbreon) and Koume (Flareon) can wear fancy headgear and kimono gracefully, serve you the most delicious green tea, play the shamisen beautifully, arrange flowers like pros... and kick your ass [[LadyOfWar in style]] with their Mons. Little Sakura is still too young to fully qualify, but she and her Eevee/Espeon are getting there.
** [[spoiler:Dawn's Togekiss]]
Setsuna Sakurazaki was originally trained once described as this by a princess. Bonus points WeaselMascot Chamo for being voiced by you-know-who (count: 10)!
** Erika
quiet and fair-skinned with raven-black hair ( [[CulturalTranslation in the Gym Leader gets original translation]]). She's closer to the [[ImplausibleFencingPowers sword-slinging]] {{Samurai}}-type. In ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima Neo]]'', Setsuna [[SheCleansUpNicely is dolled up as a princess]] by Konoka. [[http://www.onemanga.com/Negima_Neo/29/23/ And she looks the part well.]] At the same time, Konoka dresses up as a {{Shinsengumi}}... oh my, she can pull off a nice {{Bifauxnen}}. This is the reverse of the original, where Setsuna drew {{squee}}s from random passersby with her [[{{Bifauxnen}} "Bishonen swordsman"]] outfit.
** [[RepetitiveName Konoka Konoe]], being an {{Ojou}} formerly living in a [[BigFancyHouse Big Fancy Temple Complex]] and heiress to an ancient family who leads a prominent [[TheMagocracy Magical Organization]] is one and this is especially noticably during her [[ArrangedMarriage Omiai]]s when she wears a kimono.
** [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Akira Okochi]] has been getting her ''yamato nadeshiko''
points up with her sisterly concern for wearing her friend Ako Izumi's feelings for Negi [[spoiler:or more exactly, his "alter ego" Nagi.]]
* Played with in ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku''. Kyouko Otonashi was ''always''
a kimono {{Tsundere}} and beng the sweetest girl until you insult started as such, then became a YN after her perfume and Grass Pokémon Gym. As beloved first husband Soichirou died early in their marriage. Her starting to regain her {{Tsundere}}-ness is a grass gym leader sign that she's associated being herself again, and that the YN traits came from her trying to cope with FLOWERS. She speaks in {{keigo}} in the Japanese version as well.
** Serena in XY, great cook and feminine personality
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Daisy, Green's older sister. She's kind, polite, good at nursing Pokémon, brewing tea, and helps her grandfather out in his studies, and later Bill.
such a loss.



* [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed with in]] ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. When Rain Mikamura gets the Rising Gundam to use in battle, it has a [[BladeOnAStick heat naginata polearm]] that can become a bow with heat arrows as its main weapon, following the example of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' who's trained in weapon handling to defend herself and her household. Rain has many traits, personality wise: she is extremely devoted to [[BattleCouple Domon]], to her [[TheProfessor Professor]] father and their mission... but is also more [[HotScientist fanservicy]], [[PluckyGirl stubborn]] and [[{{Tsundere}} outspoken]] than the standard.
* Parodied in ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' with Charlotte/Sakura, Teacher Philip/Ichiro's girlfriend [[spoiler:and later wife]]. She can play the part well when needed and has been raised as one by her ''very'' OverprotectiveDad... but you'd never know it if you met her outside her BigFancyHouse, since she's a GenkiGirl bordering on WildChild whenever she gets out.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'':
** Ren Mikihara, a minor addition to the side-story cast, along with student body president Atsunobu Hayashimizu, whom she clings to.
** In one episode Kaname dresses up as and acts like an archetypical YN and [[ClarkKenting goes unrecognized by other characters who know her]]. She lampshaded it herself, saying that she always wanted to be "more classy", but this position in their family was already taken by [[TheOjou her older sister]], so she felt that she had to become a {{Tsundere}} instead.
* In ''Manga/SlamDunk'', we have two highschool-aged examples: Oda's girlfriend Youko Shimamura and Akane Mizusawa from the fourth OAV. Female lead Haruko Akagi would count as well (and Youhei ''does'' describe her as a ''yamato nadeshiko'' in the beginning) if she was less [[{{Dojikko}} accident-prone]] and ObliviousToLove, but she's likely to grow up into one.
** A grown-up example is Anzai-sensei's wife, who even dresses up in a kimono.
** Kiminobu Kogure is often considered as one of the very rare ''male'' examples. He is handsome but not gorgeous, acts as sub-captain and TeamMom to Shohoku, defers a lot to [[TeamDad captain Akagi]], is ''very'' devoted to his close friend Mitsui, and tends to try defusing crisis with gentle words rather than force (i.e., the very rebellious Sakuragi ''adores'' Kogure and is very protective of him)... but when the Shohoku team is under fire, [[SilkHidingSteel the steel comes out]] like ''whoa'', and Kogure proves himself to be mentally strong enough to do things like [[spoiler: fearlessly telling the still not {{Heel Face Turn}}-ed Mitsui to NOT mess up with '''his''' team]] or [[spoiler: scoring a three-pointer ''exactly at the moment when it's needed'', being vital to the victory against Ryonan and letting Shohoku go to the Nationals.]]
* ''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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* [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed with in]] ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. When Rain Mikamura gets ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'': Anju Kitahara, NiceGirl, ElegantClassicalMusician and you get [[Creator/KikukoInoue Three guesses as to who voices her, and the Rising Gundam two first don't count!]] Speaking of counting... [[OverlyLongGag this is number 12]].
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'': The name of the titular ship is a reference
to use this term, as it [[WaveMotionGun resembles]] the Yamato from ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Uchuu Senkan Yamato]]''.
** In the Manga version, the Nadeshiko picked up an addon unit on Mars, named Yamato, and after the upgrade, is renamed ''Yamato Nadeshiko'' to play it straight, and think about it, it's Space Battleship Yamato Nadeshiko. The unit received heavy damage
in the last battle, it and after they purged it, the ship returned to just Nadeshiko. (note: Manga story is VERY different from anime version.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''
has a [[BladeOnAStick heat naginata polearm]] that can become a bow with heat arrows as its main weapon, following ''three'' of these. First we have the example Takakura matriarch, Chiemi, who has the voice (Creator/KikukoInoue count: 13). Then we have the girl and youngest [[spoiler:adopted]] child of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' who's trained in weapon handling to defend herself Takakura family, Himari and her household. Rain has many traits, personality wise: she ''then'' we have the youngest Takakura son, Shouma, who is extremely devoted '''such''' a male YN that even ''Himari'' refers to [[BattleCouple Domon]], to her [[TheProfessor Professor]] father him as such, and so does their mission... but is also more [[HotScientist fanservicy]], [[PluckyGirl stubborn]] older brother Kanba.
** Some [[ImageBoards 4chan]] members have referred to Shouma as [[MemeticMutation "waifu"]]... something only "reserved" to females, due to him being a male YN
and [[{{Tsundere}} outspoken]] than the standard.
so damn {{moe}}.
%%* ''Manga/{{Morita-san Wa Mukuchi}}'', Yumi, Mayu's mother aside from her fits of jealousy against her husband.
* Parodied in ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' with Charlotte/Sakura, Teacher Philip/Ichiro's girlfriend [[spoiler:and later wife]]. She can play the part well ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' when needed Miki Onimaru (normally a [[BitchInSheepsClothing mean]] and has been raised [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold cranky]] waitress) got drunk and started to act like one.
* ''[[Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok Matanei Loki Ragnarok]]'': The Mysterious Thief Freyr refers to Mayura Daidouji
as one by her ''very'' OverprotectiveDad... "Yamato Nadeshiko" [[note]] The dub renders this as 'Classical Japanese Beauty' [[/note]] but you'd never know it if you met her outside her BigFancyHouse, since she's a GenkiGirl bordering on WildChild whenever she gets out.
doesn't ''quite'' fit the standards because she is spacy and bull headed.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'':
** Ren Mikihara,
The manga ''Nadenade Shikoshiko'' features Cherry, a minor addition [[FishOutOfTemporalWater cavewoman in the modern age]], trying to reach this ideal because the boy she loves, Totoki, prefers that type of girl to the side-story cast, along with student body president Atsunobu Hayashimizu, whom point of attending a high school that has being taught its traits as part of the curriculum. Some of the humor is derived from [[ComicallyMissingthePoint Cherry's misinterpreting some of the details]], such as standing "three steps behind" so as to protect her man from beasts.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Haku is a rare male case of this trope. He's a kind, soft-spoken, [[{{Bishonen}} androgynous]] ([[DudeLooksLikeaLady if not outright feminine-looking]]) boy who probably has some significant domestic ability aside from that which we see onscreen (the herb-picking). He bows to Zabuza's authority but retains that hint of steel the article talks about...when it comes to ''protecting'' Zabuza.
** Hinata Hyuuga. She may seem pretty weird at first but
she clings to.
** In one episode Kaname dresses up as
has that very pale skin and acts like an archetypical YN and [[ClarkKenting goes unrecognized by other characters who know her]]. She lampshaded it herself, saying after the time skip has long dark hair, but not only that she always wanted to be "more classy", but this position in their family was already taken by [[TheOjou her older sister]], so she felt that she had to become a {{Tsundere}} instead.
* In ''Manga/SlamDunk'', we have two highschool-aged examples: Oda's girlfriend Youko Shimamura
is also exceptionally kind, polite, soft-spoken and Akane Mizusawa from the fourth OAV. Female lead Haruko Akagi would count as well (and Youhei ''does'' describe her as a ''yamato nadeshiko'' in the beginning) if she was less [[{{Dojikko}} accident-prone]] and ObliviousToLove, but she's likely to grow up into one.
** A grown-up example is Anzai-sensei's wife, who even dresses up in a kimono.
** Kiminobu Kogure is often considered as one of the very rare ''male'' examples. He is handsome but not gorgeous, acts as sub-captain and TeamMom to Shohoku, defers a lot to [[TeamDad captain Akagi]], is ''very''
devoted to his close friend Mitsui, and tends Naruto[[spoiler:, whom she would later end up marrying]]. The inner iron, while always present, takes a while to try defusing crisis with gentle words rather than force (i.e., the very rebellious Sakuragi ''adores'' Kogure and is very protective of him)... manifest, but when it does... '''[[SilkHidingSteel it does]]''': in the Shohoku team is under fire, [[SilkHidingSteel Chuunin exams she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him, she told him so to his face even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death (and he almost did), in the steel comes out]] like ''whoa'', Pain arc she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew her own death was the most likely outcome, and Kogure proves himself to be mentally strong enough to do things like in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she [[spoiler: fearlessly telling does her best to fight Toneri off for the still sake of her little sister, reclaims said sister's stolen eyes, ''and'' not {{Heel Face Turn}}-ed Mitsui to NOT mess up with '''his''' team]] or [[spoiler: scoring a three-pointer ''exactly at the moment when it's needed'', being vital to the victory against Ryonan and letting Shohoku go to the Nationals.only became Naruto's girlfriend, but his BattleCouple partner.]]
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': [[{{Moe}} Mikuru Asahina]] is always polite despite what madness Haruhi has going on ** Mikoto Uchiha. A mom who cares very much for her sons, Itachi and serves tea Sasuke, and tries to keep the club members. As for the ExtremeDoormat part; Itsuki once suggested peace between them alongside praising Sasuke in front of her husband Fugaku. Along with Kushina Uzamaki, she was an extremely powerful kunoichi and held in high regards. She is fiercely loyal to Fugaku and it's hinted that she played a part in the [[spoiler:Uchiha's plan to take over Konoha]]. She even [[spoiler:[[FaceDeathWithDignity sat calmly]] and offered Itachi [[SoProudOfYou reassurance]] as he killed her and Fugaku.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Rei [[spoiler:II]] in the ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance]]'' after {{defrost|ingIceQueen}}s and particulary in ''Anime/{{Rebuild|OfEvangelion}}'' where she tries to get her love interest and his father (who also happens to be the closest she herself had for a father) to get along by inviting them to a home-cooked dinner. She is also quiet, serious, would die for any of those two at any given moment and, in the original series, reacts with a LuminescentBlush to being told that she'd make a good housewife.
** Hikari Horaki in the original series. Despite being a minor character, she appears in a lot of Japanese market pictures and figure sets. It's discussed whether Hikari is a Type B {{Tsundere}} or a YN who happens to be friends with two kids (Asuka and Touji) who are [[JerkAss THAT good at irritating people]].)
* ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'': Haruka's mother who takes the cake. When her husband charges into a random house armed with a sword and [[BadassCrew his own personal army]], she calmly walks in and convinces him to leave their daughter alone and give his blessing for her hobby. She had a BattleAura and GlowingEyesOfDoom but
was deliberately acting weak standing there calmly.
* Altenna from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is beautiful, motherly, soft-spoken, sincere about what she believes in - but considering ''what'' she's so dedicated to, she's also creepy as hell.
* Ureshiko in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo''. Given the name but the cultural differences between East
and helpess to seduce Kyon and thereby control Haruhi. Then he said he was joking. West are a plot point. While she has a traditional eastern wedding [[spoiler: Considering Future Mikuru it's only because the western one requires a kiss.]] (Creator/KikukoInoue count: 14)
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'': Nanako Misonoo is one in training and she's already graduated from [[SupremeChef cooking]] and [[TeamMom caretaking]]. She likely got it from her own mom, a beautiful and kind woman who is a great cook and is always seen in a kimono.
* ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'': Cake baking, clothes mending, soft toy making, and cute bento lunch cook Asuka is close to this this trope. The one big exception is that [[GenderFlip he's a guy]]. However,
he may not be ''that'' far off.]] Her seiyuu, YukoGoto, almost wins a ''yamato nadeshiko'' competition on behalf of Ryo, the girl he loves (who is known anything but a ''yamato nadeshiko'').
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
** Tamaki often imagines Haruhi, who is a {{Bifauxnen}}, as one; before coming to Ouran and cutting her long hair, she resembled one, as well. She is a good cook, but other than that the trope doesn't apply to her.
** In the manga a girl named [[spoiler:Kanoya]] falls
for voicing [[spoiler:Tamaki]. She seems to have all these types of characters (in a lesser degree than Creator/KikukoInoue or Creator/SayakaOhara), though she ([[BikerBabe definitely]]) isn't one herself traits, and does not appreciate people treating her like she is.also ''very'' closely resembles [[spoiler:Tamaki's inner mind version of Haruhi]].



%%* ''Manga/InitialD'': Mako acts like one, bar her very {{fanservice}}y clothing... [[LetsGetDangerous until she gets into her car]]. Then you will have a BadassDriver who will definitely go for the victory.
%%* Isumi of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has most of the traits, and those she doesn't can be attributed to her age. Plus she's a BarrierWarrior capable of fighting the BigBad / [[TheDragon Dragon]] to a stalemate.
* Played with in ''Manga/DGrayMan'', where the pale and dark-haired girl who loves serving coffee and is a total sweetie towards her friends...is also a fearless KickChick and professional soldier. Ladies and gentlemen, here's Lenalee Lee!
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Otae is a subversion. While she appears to have the mild mannerisms, warm smile and naginata, she also a legendarily ''awful'' cook, and quite violent to those that tick her off- which isn't all that hard to do. Hinowa fits the description better.
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'': Sawako Kuronuma. Not only does she fit the looks of the trope with her long, dark hair, she also has a penchant for skirts and girly clothing. She takes turns cooking for her family, makes cookies to thank others for small favors and makes all of her own Christmas gifts by hand.
* There are three in the ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' OAV:
** Both Mirei and her mother, with PsychicPowers as a bonus. [[spoiler:Mirei's mom even pulls an HeroicSacrifice to help her daughter and Subaru catch a SerialKiller who had targeted her.]]
** Satoru Miyazaki is a male example - and possibly the one who was the basic design [[{{Expy}} for Fujitaka and Aoki]], considering his looks and behavior. [[spoiler:No wonder he and Mirei not only have the same powers, but they end up together.]]
* In the ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' manga, Ranka is one of these. In the anime, she's less YN-ish but she can still make herself look like one ''real'' well. [[spoiler:In fact, she meets her lover [[ChickMagnet Kei]] when she's walking around clad in a kimono.]]
** And then there's Miyu's mother, whose devotion to her daughter and wish to give her a normal life leads her to either [[spoiler:defy the higher-ups and try running away with little Miyu, then giving her her own blood when her powers awake anyway (OAV) or attempt to kill the girl with her own WeaponOfChoice (manga)]] to free her from the terrible and lifelong duty of being the Guardian.
* Miya Alice from ''Anime/{{Dangaioh}}'' is this when off-duty. It's a JustifiedTrope since she ''is'' a Japanese schoolgirl who was kidnapped and made into a SuperSoldier due to her latent PsychicPowers.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'':
** Kana Ushiro is a YN in training, being very quiet and hardworking as well as ''un-naturally'' WiseBeyondTheirYears.
** Takami "Komo" Komoda (who is voiced by Creator/MamikoNoto) fits pretty well, specially due to her looks as well as her SilkHidingSteel personality, which lets her keep her cool almost all the time [[spoiler: like in her ThanatosGambit from the manga]].
* Yukio Washimine from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is a {{deconstruction}}. She has the perfect looks and at the tender age of 17, she's the heiress of the [[{{Yakuza}} Washimine Clan]] and is fully willing to take it over as it's the family tradition, despite how those loyal to him not wanting her to sacrifice herself for the this way ''and'' her inexperience. What follows is the most likely outcome from this premise ''and'' situation, if it happened in RealLife: a total, complete mess that destroys her life. [[spoiler:Ultimately, she commits {{seppuku}} via [[SlashedThroat cutting her throat]] (though with a ''katana'' due to not having a dagger handy), like a ''yamato nadeshiko'' was required to do to keep her honor beyond death, having lost absolutely everything.]]
* Rihoko from ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' combines this skillset with a CheerfulChild persona, which makes the people around her melt. She's ''very'' good at steering her mom, Masane.
* ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'': Cake baking, clothes mending, soft toy making, and cute bento lunch cook Asuka is close to this this trope. The one big exception is that [[GenderFlip he's a guy]]. However, he almost wins a ''yamato nadeshiko'' competition on behalf of Ryo, the girl he loves (who is anything but a ''yamato nadeshiko'').
* Megumi Ouka from ''Anime/VoltesV'' is this and an AffirmativeActionGirl with CharlesAtlasSuperpower. Then again, she ''was'' trained in Japanese virtues by her mother parallel to her TrainingFromHell with her dad...
* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'': Hinagiku is a 5 year old version of this, skillfully commanding her ''mafia don father'' when he gets scary.
* ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' gives us several, of both genders:
** Seiichirou Aoki is a male example considering that Fujitaka from CCS is basically his {{expy}}. They're voiced by [[Creator/HideyukiTanaka the same guy]], for fer's sake! ([[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa if we don't count the TV series]])
** Seishirou's mother Setsuka is one of the ''creepiest'' versions ever. She loves her son deeply ([[MommyIssues VERY deeply]]) has the perfect ''yamato nadeshiko'' looks, her hobby is ''ikebana'' aka traditional Japanese flower arrangement, is said to wear kimonos all the time, is completely devoted to her family business... and said business is ''being professional murderers''.
** Kotori Monou is one in training, specially in the TV series where her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness and frailty]] are downplayed and she's shown approaching Kamui ''in spite'' of his JerkAssFacade, doing so rather calmly and with next to no fear, and telling him about her very traditional goal in life: become a kimono designer able to use indigo dye, which is ''very'' SeriousBusiness in Japan. She's also voiced by MamikoNoto, who is kinda pigeonholed into such roles. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[KillTheCutie poor Kotori didn't live enough to fully embody the trope]].]]
** Kamui's mother Tohru, too. From what the audience sees she was a beautiful AloofDarkHairedGirl, raised Kamui on her own in a very traditional society (and calmly bearing quite the stigma, according to the TV series), ''and'' in the TV series was voiced by Creator/KikukoInoue (count: 11). [[spoiler: Her death also was sorta based in the concept, as she perished in an HeroicSacrifice to be a "Shadow" for global heating (It's... complicated), and while burning to death she told Kamui to search for his Destiny.]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': Tsubaki Kasugano aka the Sixth plays the part and looks like one, but [[spoiler:is a ManipulativeBitch CutePsycho, priestess of a ReligionOfEvil, ''and'' the local WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]] On the other hand, [[spoiler:the Tsubaki we see in ''[[AlternateUniverse Paradox]]'' and in chapter 58 of the original series is one of these to the core, with special emphasis on wisdom and selflessness. It's hinted that Paradox!Tsubaki, who has the same backstory of abuse of the original one [[ForWantOfANail save the loss of her]] TragicKeepsake, could potentially snap if the right circumstances are met.]]
* ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'': Miya Asama is airon-willed yet perfectly graceful example. She will have her way and make you ''like'' it.
* Altenna from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is beautiful, motherly, soft-spoken, sincere about what she believes in - but considering ''what'' she's so dedicated to, she's also creepy as hell.
* ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'': Anju Kitahara, NiceGirl, ElegantClassicalMusician and you get [[Creator/KikukoInoue Three guesses as to who voices her, and the two first don't count!]] Speaking of counting... [[OverlyLongGag this is number 12]].
* ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'': Haruka's mother who takes the cake. When her husband charges into a random house armed with a sword and [[BadassCrew his own personal army]], she calmly walks in and convinces him to leave their daughter alone and give his blessing for her hobby. She had a BattleAura and GlowingEyesOfDoom but was standing there calmly.
%%* Ruka Souen from ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
%%* Sara from ''Anime/ShokojoSera'' is one in training. She was voiced by, Creator/SumiShimamoto
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Kimura-sensei's wife or better said, [[MemeticMutation "his waifu".]] She loves him unconditionally and has the patience of a buddha to put up with his peeping.
* ''Manga/SakuraGari'': When Masataka stops by Dr. Katsuragi's house, he meets his beautiful, polite and soft-spoken wife Asayo, who seems to be the perfect example of the trope. Then, Masataka notices [[DomesticAbuse the bruises on her neck and wrists]], and the deal becomes [[StepfordSmiler a LOT more unsettling.]]

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%%* ''Manga/InitialD'': Mako acts like one, bar her very {{fanservice}}y clothing... [[LetsGetDangerous until she gets into her car]]. Then you will have a BadassDriver who will definitely go for the victory.
%%* Isumi of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has
* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'': Misae Ikari uses most of the traits, and those she doesn't can be attributed episode 11, "No Entry" to her age. Plus she's show a BarrierWarrior capable {{Reconstruction}} of fighting the BigBad / [[TheDragon Dragon]] to a stalemate.
* Played with in ''Manga/DGrayMan'', where the pale and dark-haired girl who loves serving coffee and is a total sweetie towards her friends...is also a fearless KickChick and professional soldier. Ladies and gentlemen, here's Lenalee Lee!
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Otae is a subversion. While she appears to have the mild mannerisms, warm smile and naginata, she also a legendarily ''awful'' cook, and quite violent to those that tick her off- which isn't all that hard to do. Hinowa fits the description better.
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'': Sawako Kuronuma. Not only does she fit the looks of the trope with her long, dark hair, she also has a penchant for skirts and girly clothing. She takes turns cooking for her family, makes cookies to thank others for small favors and makes all of her own Christmas gifts by hand.
* There are three in the ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' OAV:
** Both Mirei and her mother, with PsychicPowers as a bonus. [[spoiler:Mirei's mom even pulls an HeroicSacrifice to help her daughter and Subaru catch a SerialKiller who had targeted her.]]
** Satoru Miyazaki is a male example - and possibly the one who was the basic design [[{{Expy}} for Fujitaka and Aoki]], considering his looks and behavior. [[spoiler:No wonder he and Mirei not only have the same powers, but they end up together.]]
* In the ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' manga, Ranka is one of these. In the anime, she's less YN-ish but she can still make herself look like one ''real'' well. [[spoiler:In fact, she meets her lover [[ChickMagnet Kei]] when she's walking around clad in a kimono.]]
** And then there's Miyu's mother, whose devotion to her daughter and wish to give her a normal life leads her to either [[spoiler:defy the higher-ups and try running away with little Miyu, then giving her her own blood when her powers awake anyway (OAV) or attempt to kill the girl with her own WeaponOfChoice (manga)]] to free her from the terrible and lifelong duty of being the Guardian.
* Miya Alice from ''Anime/{{Dangaioh}}'' is this when off-duty. It's a JustifiedTrope since she ''is'' a Japanese schoolgirl who was kidnapped and made into a SuperSoldier due to her latent PsychicPowers.
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'':
** Kana Ushiro is a YN in training, being very quiet and hardworking as well as ''un-naturally'' WiseBeyondTheirYears.
** Takami "Komo" Komoda (who is voiced by Creator/MamikoNoto) fits pretty well, specially due to her looks as well as her SilkHidingSteel personality, which lets her keep her cool almost all the time [[spoiler: like in her ThanatosGambit from the manga]].
* Yukio Washimine from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is a {{deconstruction}}. She has the perfect looks and at the tender age of 17, she's the heiress of the [[{{Yakuza}} Washimine Clan]] and is fully willing to take it over as it's the family tradition, despite how those loyal to him not wanting her to sacrifice herself for the this way ''and'' her inexperience. What follows is the most likely outcome from this premise ''and'' situation, if it happened in RealLife: a total, complete mess that destroys her life. [[spoiler:Ultimately, she commits {{seppuku}} via [[SlashedThroat cutting her throat]] (though with a ''katana'' due to not having a dagger handy), like a ''yamato nadeshiko'' was required to do to keep her honor beyond death, having lost absolutely everything.]]
* Rihoko from ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' combines this skillset with a CheerfulChild persona, which makes the people around her melt. She's ''very'' good at steering her mom, Masane.
* ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'': Cake baking, clothes mending, soft toy making, and cute bento lunch cook Asuka is close to this
this trope. The one big exception is that [[GenderFlip he's a guy]]. However, he almost wins a ''yamato nadeshiko'' competition on behalf of Ryo, the girl he loves (who is anything but a ''yamato nadeshiko'').
* Megumi Ouka
While her "selfless" behavior came from ''Anime/VoltesV'' is this clinical depression she retains the quiet dignity and an AffirmativeActionGirl with CharlesAtlasSuperpower. Then again, she ''was'' trained in Japanese virtues by her mother parallel to her TrainingFromHell with her dad...
* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'': Hinagiku is a 5 year old version of this, skillfully commanding her ''mafia don father'' when he gets scary.
* ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' gives us several, of both genders:
** Seiichirou Aoki is a male example considering that Fujitaka from CCS is basically his {{expy}}. They're voiced by [[Creator/HideyukiTanaka the same guy]], for fer's sake! ([[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa if we don't count the TV series]])
** Seishirou's mother Setsuka is one of the ''creepiest'' versions ever. She loves her son deeply ([[MommyIssues VERY deeply]]) has the perfect ''yamato nadeshiko'' looks, her hobby is ''ikebana'' aka traditional Japanese flower arrangement, is said to wear kimonos all the time, is completely devoted to her family business... and said business is ''being professional murderers''.
** Kotori Monou is one in training, specially in the TV series where her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness and frailty]] are downplayed and she's shown approaching Kamui ''in spite'' of his JerkAssFacade, doing so rather calmly and with next to no fear, and telling him about her very traditional goal in life: become a kimono designer able to use indigo dye, which is ''very'' SeriousBusiness in Japan. She's also voiced by MamikoNoto, who is kinda pigeonholed into such roles. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[KillTheCutie poor Kotori didn't live enough to fully embody the trope]].]]
** Kamui's mother Tohru, too. From what the audience sees she was a beautiful AloofDarkHairedGirl, raised Kamui on her own in a very traditional society (and calmly bearing quite the stigma, according to the TV series), ''and'' in the TV series was voiced by Creator/KikukoInoue (count: 11). [[spoiler: Her death also was sorta based in the concept, as she perished in an HeroicSacrifice to be a "Shadow" for global heating (It's... complicated), and while burning to death she told Kamui to search for his Destiny.]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': Tsubaki Kasugano aka the Sixth plays the part and looks like one, but [[spoiler:is a ManipulativeBitch CutePsycho, priestess of a ReligionOfEvil, ''and'' the local WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]] On the other hand, [[spoiler:the Tsubaki we see in ''[[AlternateUniverse Paradox]]'' and in chapter 58 of the original series is one of these to the core, with special emphasis on wisdom and selflessness. It's hinted that Paradox!Tsubaki, who has the same backstory of abuse of the original one [[ForWantOfANail save the loss of her]] TragicKeepsake, could potentially snap if the right circumstances are met.]]
* ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'': Miya Asama is airon-willed yet perfectly graceful example. She will have her way and make you ''like'' it.
* Altenna from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is beautiful, motherly, soft-spoken, sincere about what she believes in - but considering ''what'' she's so dedicated to, she's also creepy as hell.
* ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'': Anju Kitahara, NiceGirl, ElegantClassicalMusician and you get [[Creator/KikukoInoue Three guesses as to who voices her, and the two first don't count!]] Speaking of counting... [[OverlyLongGag this is number 12]].
* ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'': Haruka's mother who takes the cake. When her husband charges into a random house armed with a sword and [[BadassCrew his own personal army]], she calmly walks in and convinces him to leave their daughter alone and give his blessing for her hobby. She had a BattleAura and GlowingEyesOfDoom but was standing there calmly.
%%* Ruka Souen from ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
%%* Sara from ''Anime/ShokojoSera'' is one in training. She was voiced by, Creator/SumiShimamoto
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Kimura-sensei's wife or better said, [[MemeticMutation "his waifu".]] She loves him unconditionally and has the patience of a buddha to put up with his peeping.
* ''Manga/SakuraGari'': When Masataka stops by Dr. Katsuragi's house, he meets his beautiful, polite and soft-spoken wife Asayo, who seems to be the perfect example
inner iron of the trope. Then, Masataka notices [[DomesticAbuse No one else in the bruises on series was capable of [[spoiler:forcing Lil' Slugger to sit down and listen to her neck and wrists]], and the deal becomes [[StepfordSmiler like a LOT more unsettling.]] good little boy.]]



* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' gives us two:
** Akemi, the Kasuga family's deceased matriarch, was a very gentle woan who also had quite the strong will when she had a goal in her mind. Most exemplified in her and Takashi's backstory, [[spoiler:when Akemi goes against her parents's ParentalMarriageVeto by secretly helping Takashi with the task they gave him as condition to date her.]]
** Manami, one of Akemi and Takashi's daughters, inherits her mom's YN-ness and shows it via being quiet, sort-of a "small mother" for the Kasuga family, and keeping her more gung-ho twin sister Kurumi in line as much as she can.
* ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' features [[spoiler: a genderflip.]] There are two characters named Kino, and it's the [[spoiler:male]] one who fits this trope. The [[spoiler:female]]... [[{{Bokukko}} not so much]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
** There's an episode in which Ran and Sonoko get fortunes at a rooster festival telling them what their boyfriends' "ideal type" is, Ran's tells her to be this. The words "yamato nadeshiko" can be heard in the dialogue. [[spoiler:(It turns out this was actually Sonoko's fortune; she switched it with Ran's ''real'' one that just said "be yourself" because she didn't like it.)]]
** Many female characters (whether more or less around or only peripheral) invoke the trope in different ways, like Heiji Hattori's mom Shizuka who wears kimonos with ease and [[LadyOfWar is not to be trifled with.]] Even more than one female SympatheticMurderer falls into this, like [[spoiler:InnocentFlowerGirl Midori Nozaki, whose devotion to her dead older sister makes her go out for ''blood''.]]
* ''Manga/RGVeda'': Lady Kendappa is willowy, dark-haired, gentle, artsy and ladylike. [[spoiler: And she chose to kill herself rather than fighting her beloved girlfriend Souma.]]
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'': Head maid Mariel: Although she's always obedient to Taro's wishes, she can usually get him to do what she wants anyway. The best example is in episode 10, where she gets him to do his chores by by saying she'll have to lay off maids if he doesn't.
* Invoked and discussed in ''Manga/HaikaraSanGaTooru'', where main character Benio Hanamura has the looks and even wears traditional clothes... but does ''not'' want to become one and thus stop being TheLadette, no matter what her very traditional father says. She starts taking up ''some'' of the traits (more going by [[PluckyGirl the will of iron]]) as she gets involved in a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage with NiceGuy Shinobu Iijyuin, though.
** And the most straight-up YN in the series is Miss Kichiji. JustifiedTrope: she's a {{Geisha}}, so being a ''yamato nadeshiko'' or at very least playing the part in public is her main work gig.
* ''Manga/{{Is}}'': If you can see through her MsFanservice traits, you'll notice that with her kindness, dedication and humble personality, Iori Yoshizuki fits this trope. She's even voiced by Creator/KumiSakuma!
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has a male example in Cho Hakkai, complete with PolitenessJudo: watch the group's antics carefully, and you'll see that while Sanzo is nominally in charge, if Hakkai wants something done, it happens. He'll also break your arm [[StepfordSmiler without ever losing his smile]]...but only if you're threatening innocents or his TrueCompanions.
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' : The beautiful LadyOfWar "Nadeshiko Yamato" who is a one-shot character.

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* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' gives us two:
''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Akemi, Sakura-chan's four older sisters. Satsuki (Jolteon), Sumomo (Vaporeon), Tamao (Umbreon) and Koume (Flareon) can wear fancy headgear and kimono gracefully, serve you the Kasuga family's deceased matriarch, most delicious green tea, play the shamisen beautifully, arrange flowers like pros... and kick your ass [[LadyOfWar in style]] with their Mons. Little Sakura is still too young to fully qualify, but she and her Eevee/Espeon are getting there.
** [[spoiler:Dawn's Togekiss]]
was originally trained by a princess. Bonus points for being voiced by you-know-who (count: 10)!
** Erika the Gym Leader gets points for wearing a kimono and beng the sweetest girl until you insult her perfume and Grass Pokémon Gym. As a grass gym leader she's associated with FLOWERS. She speaks in {{keigo}} in the Japanese version as well.
** Serena in XY, great cook and feminine personality.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Daisy, Green's older sister. She's kind, polite, good at nursing Pokémon, brewing tea, and helps her grandfather out in his studies, and later Bill.
* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise has at least one main character for almost each continuity. Most of them has the color blue as their them color:
** ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Futari wa Pretty Cure [=MaX=] Heart]]'' has Honoka (''white'' which is associated with blue) and later Hikari(''pink/yellow''). Honoka is an intelligent, calm and responsible girl who knows to cook, to behave and is very formal and friendly and [[{{Ojou}} she is rich]]. Hikari is also very calm, friendly, formal and is a NiceGirl.
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' has Mai (''white'' which is associated with blue) who is a shy, but friendly and formal girl. She's not rich, but her family is wealthy.
** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' has Komachi (''green'') and Karen (''blue''). Karen is a formal and [[{{Ojou}} noble girl who comes from
a very gentle woan rich house]] and she is the StudentCouncilPresident who also had quite the strong will when she had a goal in her mind. Most exemplified in her and Takashi's backstory, [[spoiler:when Akemi goes against her parents's ParentalMarriageVeto by secretly is engaged for helping Takashi with other students. When asked for her ideal wedding situation, Karen even prefers a traditional Japanese style in spite of the task they gave him as condition rest dreaming it like in Western-style. Komachi who is also in the student council is not rich, but much calmer and friendlier than Karen... although her ideal wedding situation was something of a ShotgunWedding...
** In ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'', after her HeelFaceTurn and [[DefrostingIceQueen melting down]], Setsuna (''red'') has evolved in a Yamato Nadeshiko.
** ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has Tsubomi (''pink''), flower loving girl who tries
to date her.help anybody and Itsuki (''yellow'') who is friendy [[{{Ojou}} lady from a wealthy dojo]] and is also the StudentCouncilPresident who likes helping others. If Yuri isn't be so cold, she would be one, too.
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has Reika (''blue''), [[{{Ojou}} another rich, formal, calm and friendly girl who later becomes an engaged StudentCouncilPresident.
]]
** Manami, one of Akemi ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has Alice (''yellow'') who is another {{Ojou}} with a calm, friendly and Takashi's daughters, inherits her mom's YN-ness formal personality.
** Interestingly, Honoka, Komachi, Reika
and shows it via being quiet, sort-of a "small mother" for Alice are [[BewareTheNiceOnes girls you don't wanna make them angry]].
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' has both male and female examples:
** In
the Kasuga family, manga and keeping her {{OAV}}s, [[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno Ryuzaki]] is portrayed as more gung-ho twin sister Kurumi mature and less klutzy and thus fitting the ''yamato nadeshiko'' better than in line as much as she can.the anime.
* ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' features ** Choutarou Ohtori is a ''male'' ''yamato nadeshiko'', and especially in the anime. Polite? Check. WiseBeyondTheirYears? Check. Focused on his goals? Check. Very competent in his "mission"? Check. ''Very'' devoted to his partner Shishido? [[HoYay Double Check]].
** Shuuichiro Oishi is a male TeamMom who's extremely devoted to Tezuka and Eiji and later makes ''many'' sacrifices for TheTeam.
[[spoiler: a genderflip.]] There are two characters named Kino, and it's the [[spoiler:male]] one who fits Such as when he forfeits his regular position to let Tezuka (manga) or Ryoma (anime) make use of it, clearly knowing that he's screwing himself over ''and'' that this trope. The [[spoiler:female]]... [[{{Bokukko}} not so much]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
** There's an episode in which Ran and Sonoko get fortunes at a rooster festival telling them what their boyfriends' "ideal type" is, Ran's tells her
won't be benefitial to be this. The words "yamato nadeshiko" can be heard in the dialogue. [[spoiler:(It turns out this was actually Sonoko's fortune; she switched it with Ran's ''real'' one that just said "be yourself" because she didn't like it.)]]
** Many female characters (whether more or less around or only peripheral) invoke the trope in different ways, like Heiji Hattori's mom Shizuka who wears kimonos with ease and [[LadyOfWar is not to be trifled with.]] Even more than one female SympatheticMurderer falls into this, like [[spoiler:InnocentFlowerGirl Midori Nozaki, whose devotion to her dead older sister makes her go out for ''blood''.
Eiji either.]]
* ''Manga/RGVeda'': Lady Kendappa ** Some of the mothers of the players, such as Fuji's mom Yoshiko who is willowy, dark-haired, gentle, artsy and ladylike. [[spoiler: And ''called one'' in manga canon. Ryoma's mother Rinko is of an exception. tho: she chose to kill herself rather than fighting her beloved girlfriend Souma.]]
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'': Head maid Mariel: Although
was a fiery Type B {{Tsundere}} when young, but even when she's always obedient to Taro's wishes, much more mild now, she can usually get him to do what she wants anyway. The best example is in episode 10, where she gets him to do his chores by by saying she'll have to lay off maids if he doesn't.
* Invoked
doesn't give Nanjirou the whole control of their relationship and discussed in ''Manga/HaikaraSanGaTooru'', where is hinted to be the main character Benio Hanamura has the looks and even wears traditional clothes... but does ''not'' want to become one and thus stop being TheLadette, no matter what her very traditional father says. She starts taking up ''some'' breadwinner of the traits (more going by [[PluckyGirl the will of iron]]) as she gets involved in household (he's a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage with NiceGuy Shinobu Iijyuin, though.
** And the most straight-up YN in the series is Miss Kichiji. JustifiedTrope:
lazy monk, she's a {{Geisha}}, so being a ''yamato nadeshiko'' or at very least playing lawyer).
** Genderflipped again with Seiichi Yukimura. The local IllBoy looks and acts
the part in public is her main work gig.
* ''Manga/{{Is}}'': If you can see through her MsFanservice traits, you'll notice that
eerily well with her kindness, dedication his long-ish and humble personality, Iori Yoshizuki fits this trope. She's even voiced by Creator/KumiSakuma!
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has a male example in Cho Hakkai, complete with PolitenessJudo: watch the group's antics carefully,
wavy black-blue hair, [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette pale skin]], [[{{Honorifics}} very polite speech patterns]], [[CrossDressingVoices extremely soft voice]] and you'll see that while Sanzo is nominally in charge, if Hakkai wants something done, it happens. He'll also break your arm [[StepfordSmiler without ever losing his smile]]...but only if you're threatening innocents or his TrueCompanions.
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' : The beautiful LadyOfWar "Nadeshiko Yamato" who
[[NiceGuy kind and quiet]] off-courts behavior... and is a one-shot character.crafty, manipulative {{Determinator}} in regards to tennis. His ''very'' stern [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan and masculine-looking]] [[NumberTwo sub-captain]] Genichirou Sanada, who looks and often acts [[{{Samurai}} like the archetypical Japanese male]], defers to '''[[SilkHidingSteel him.]]'''
** Nanako Meino, Ryoma's [[CoolBigSis Cool Cousin]]. While certainly sweet and compliant, she's not afraid to tell her uncle Nanjirou what she thinks of him. In a ''Very'' polite manner, mind you.



* The protagonist of ''Manga/WanderingSon'', Nitori Shuuichi. She's a soft-spoken, docile child who's good at baking and is quite feminine. She says what she feels and has spoken up for her friends at times. In later chapters she breaks more out of this trope but still fits.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** Anri Sonohara has a passive, soft-spoken and gentle personality, although she won't let others push her around all the time. To seal the deal, she wears yukata on occasion [[spoiler: and wields a katana.]]
** Akane Awakusu's demure, obedient personality contrasts with the strength of will to defy her mafia dad and live on her own. What's more: someone like her attacking someone like Shizuo either has tremendous guts or a death wish and she definitely isn't the latter.
* ''Anime/SummerWars'': Grandma Sakae. Not only does she fit the build, running her extended family by traditional values, but she also wields a naginata with skill.
* Played with in ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku''. Kyouko Otonashi was ''always'' a {{Tsundere}} and started as such, then became a YN after her beloved first husband Soichirou died early in their marriage. Her starting to regain her {{Tsundere}}-ness is a sign that she's being herself again, and that the YN traits came from her trying to cope with such a loss.
* Ui Hirasawa from ''Manga/KOn'' fits this trope to a T. Everything she works for being for the good of the family? Check. Loyal? Check. Really good at cooking and cleaning? Check. Mature? Check. Arguably moreso than any other character on the show. Polite? A given. Finally, there's tea.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' has ''three'' of these. First we have the Takakura matriarch, Chiemi, who has the voice (Creator/KikukoInoue count: 13). Then we have the girl and youngest [[spoiler:adopted]] child of the Takakura family, Himari and ''then'' we have the youngest Takakura son, Shouma, who is '''such''' a male YN that even ''Himari'' refers to him as such, and so does their older brother Kanba.
** 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}}.
* ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' has an odd example. Haruka is from ''Germany'' and yet she acts more traditionally japanese than any of the cast: wearing kimono, conducting tea ceremonies, practicing with a naginata etc.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'': Nanako Misonoo is one in training and she's already graduated from [[SupremeChef cooking]] and [[TeamMom caretaking]]. She likely got it from her own mom, a beautiful and kind woman who is a great cook and is always seen in a kimono.
* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'', being a show about {{ronin}} in Japan, has a few of these. One of them in particular is a lord's mistress: she's kind, gentle, family / house oriented, looks the part with a fancy kimono and [[spoiler:has enough inner iron to save her infant son via HeroicSacrifice.]]
* Played with in an episode of ''Anime/HellGirl''. A beautiful orphan girl named Inori has the looks and is offered a nice marriage prospect with the handsome son of the sponsor of her OrphanageOfLove. The only problem is that there's a BIG catch: [[spoiler:her mother in law, Mrs. Kyokotsu, only wants Inori to be a "living prop" who will spend her life quietly sitting around in a corner, watching life pass by in front of her - like the dolls that the family makes for a living. Completely alone since her JerkAss husband takes his mom's side, Inori tries to endure this DomesticAbuse... but she snaps and, despite Hajime's warnings, she sends the old woman to Hell.]]
* ''Manga/IkokuMeiroNoCroisee'': Yune is a cute little girl who goes to Paris from Japan and introduced in a [[PimpedOutDress gorgeous kimono]]. CultureClash is half the premise. The other half is proto-feminism, and it {{Anvilicious}}ly points out the problems with this trope.
%%* ''Manga/{{Morita-san Wa Mukuchi}}'', Yumi, Mayu's mother aside from her fits of jealousy against her husband.
* Ureshiko in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo''. Given the name but the cultural differences between East and West are a plot point. While she has a traditional eastern wedding [[spoiler: it's only because the western one requires a kiss.]] (Creator/KikukoInoue count: 14)

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* [[{{Miko}} Tomoe]] from ''Anime/{{Queens Blade}}'' is one: The protagonist of ''Manga/WanderingSon'', Nitori Shuuichi. She's a soft-spoken, docile child who's good at baking HimeCut, the priestess uniform, the polite and is quite feminine. She says what she feels and has spoken up for her friends at times. In later chapters she breaks more out of this trope but still fits.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** Anri Sonohara has a passive, soft-spoken and gentle
sweet yet tough as nails personality, although her homeland is {{Wutai}}; she won't let others push her nails every bull's eye. In a cast with so many female characters it's surprising that she's the only YN.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** Kasumi Tendo is the responsible eldest sister, and when Mrs Tendo died, [[PromotionToParent she became the house's mother figure]]. She even has a traditional view on sex and marriage, chastising Ranma and Akane [[ItMakesSenseInContext when she thinks they've been sneaking
around all having sex]]. She adopted a public face of ''yamato nadeshiko'', but allowed her own selfish and snarky (though always feminine and polite) side to show at home. Later on, she was [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] to follow this trope unto the time. To seal point of parody. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 4
** There were two characters in
the deal, manga that tried to get revenge on Shampoo for beating them up as kids by using some [[AppliedPhlebotinum weird flowers]] that turned whoever wore them into a ''yamato nadeshiko'', even if they were male.
** Nodoka Saotome, Ranma's mother, is the very image of the ''yamato nadeshiko'': a reserved lady in a kimono that carries a katana meant to preserve the family's honor. When
she wears yukata on occasion [[spoiler: hears how someone is menacing Akane or Ranko and wields she gets out the katana. Even if she's clumsy with it, there's a katana.''reason'' ArrogantKungFuGuy Genma calls her a "formidable woman."
** Akari Unryuu is occasionally derided as a RelationshipSue because she plays this trope perfectly straight, without any 'little quirks' like the aforementioned characters have. Let's make a list: long dark hair, pretty but not beautiful, loyal to her guy (indeed, she thinks his curse is more reason to love him), and carries on her family's tradition of raising ''sumo'' pigs. WordOfGod confirmed that she was created with Ryoga's HappilyEverAfter in mind.
** Satsuki, Sentarou's girlfriend via PerfectlyArrangedMarriage. For added hilarity, she and Kasumi gets along so well that [[SilentBob Kasumi can understand her non-existent speech.
]]
** Akane Awakusu's demure, obedient personality contrasts with the strength of will to defy her mafia dad and live on her own. What's more: someone like her attacking someone like Shizuo either has tremendous guts or Konatsu is a death wish and she definitely isn't the latter.
* ''Anime/SummerWars'': Grandma Sakae. Not only does she fit the build, running her extended family by traditional values, but she
"genius" kunoichi (female {{ninja}}) that also wields works as a naginata with skill.
*
kimono clad waitress in Ukyo's shop. Since this is Ranma ½, [[WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu is male]].
**
Played with in ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku''. Kyouko Otonashi was ''always'' a {{Tsundere}} filler episode. We meet a guy who wants Ranma to marry his daughter Kaori, and started as such, then became she seems to be the perfect one: always in a YN after [[KimonoIsTraditional bridal kimono]], chaste, humble etc. Then Akane and Ranko enter a race to see what to do... Kaori [[FlungClothing shreds her beloved first husband Soichirou died early in their marriage. Her starting bridal clothes]] and rises to regain her {{Tsundere}}-ness is a sign the challenge, and we see that she's being a CuteBruiser who [[CombatPragmatist will do anything in her power]] to win Ranma's "hand in marriage".
* ''Manga/RGVeda'': Lady Kendappa is willowy, dark-haired, gentle, artsy and ladylike. [[spoiler: And she chose to kill
herself again, and that the YN traits came from her trying to cope with such a loss.
* Ui Hirasawa from ''Manga/KOn'' fits this trope to a T. Everything she works for being for the good of the family? Check. Loyal? Check. Really good at cooking and cleaning? Check. Mature? Check. Arguably moreso
rather than any other character on the show. Polite? A given. Finally, there's tea.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' has ''three'' of these. First we have the Takakura matriarch, Chiemi, who has the voice (Creator/KikukoInoue count: 13). Then we have the girl and youngest [[spoiler:adopted]] child of the Takakura family, Himari and ''then'' we have the youngest Takakura son, Shouma, who is '''such''' a male YN that even ''Himari'' refers to him as such, and so does their older brother Kanba.
** 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}}.
* ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' has an odd example. Haruka is from ''Germany'' and yet she acts more traditionally japanese than any of the cast: wearing kimono, conducting tea ceremonies, practicing with a naginata etc.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'': Nanako Misonoo is one in training and she's already graduated from [[SupremeChef cooking]] and [[TeamMom caretaking]]. She likely got it from
fighting her own mom, a beautiful and kind woman who is a great cook and is always seen in a kimono.
* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'', being a show about {{ronin}} in Japan, has a few of these. One of them in particular is a lord's mistress: she's kind, gentle, family / house oriented, looks the part with a fancy kimono and [[spoiler:has enough inner iron to save her infant son via HeroicSacrifice.
beloved girlfriend Souma.]]
* Played with ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
** Double-Subverted where Tomoe Yukishiro is sweet, hardworking, so calm and collected she looked borderline cold... [[spoiler:and was a spy who wanted to kill Kenshin for murdering her fiance.]] She opens up [[spoiler:and genuinely falls for Kenshin, "her SecondLove", and dies]]. Several years later, [[SecondLove Kenshin falls for the]] {{Tsundere}} Kaoru, [[spoiler:who
in an episode of ''Anime/HellGirl''. A beautiful orphan girl named Inori has the looks and infamous ''Seishouhen'' OAV grows up into a ''yamato nadeshiko''. This is offered a nice marriage prospect with also present in the handsome son of the sponsor of her OrphanageOfLove. The only problem is that there's a BIG catch: [[spoiler:her mother in law, Mrs. Kyokotsu, only wants Inori to be a "living prop" who will spend her life quietly sitting around in a corner, watching life pass by in front of her - like the dolls that the family makes for a living. Completely alone since her JerkAss husband takes his mom's side, Inori tries to endure this DomesticAbuse... manga epilogue, but she snaps and, despite Hajime's warnings, she sends the old woman to Hell.it's handled more subtly.]]
* ''Manga/IkokuMeiroNoCroisee'': Yune ** Also the two girls from the Oniwabanshuu (Masukami/Omasu and Omime/Okon), when they're off-duty. It's a JustifiedTrope since they work as waitresses in the Aoiya when not kicking ass alongside the group, while the guys are the cooks of the place.
** Sayo Mutou aka Magdaria is also one of these, as she
is a cute little girl very calm and softspoken young woman who goes to Paris from Japan and introduced in a [[PimpedOutDress gorgeous kimono]]. CultureClash is half takes the premise. The other half is proto-feminism, and it {{Anvilicious}}ly points out TeamMom role towards a whole JapaneseChristian community. She's also colder than the problems standard due to her DarkAndTroubledPast, but slowly [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] with this trope.
%%* ''Manga/{{Morita-san Wa Mukuchi}}'', Yumi, Mayu's mother aside from her fits of jealousy against her husband.
* Ureshiko in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo''. Given
Sanosuke's help.
** The most straightforward example is post-CharacterDevelopment!Megumi Takani. She has
the name but looks, is TheMedic and the cultural differences between East TeamMom, is ''very'' good at traditionally feminine deals, and West are a plot point. While she has a traditional eastern wedding [[spoiler: it's only because pulls Kaoru ouit of her HeroicBSOD when Kenshin leaves to Kyoto.]]
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'': Cherry is a ''yamato nadeshiko'' by virtue of her [[TheThreeFacesOfEve "wifely" role]] and
the western one requires a kiss.]] (Creator/KikukoInoue japanese setting but this is often overridden by her {{Tsundere}} and CovertPervert traits.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Downplayed by Usagi's mom Ikuko, who more often than not acts like this but is also [[EducationMama more nagging than the standard]] (especially in TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]) and is hinted to have Usagi's dad whipped.
** Michiru Kaiou is mainly TheOjou, but she also shows strong YN vibes in her devotion to [[LesYay her girlfriend Haruka]] [[PluckyGirl and their Outer Senshi mission]].
** Reiko Aya [[DarkMagicalGirl aka Sailor Aluminium Siren]] from the ''Stars'' anime is the very rare ''villainous'' example. She is very ladylike and soft-spoken, and even kinda [[CloudCuckooLander ditzy]], but she's on the side of the BigBad Galaxia and devotes herself to follow her evil orders. Creator/KikukoInoue
count: 14)5



%%* Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo''
* Hinako Aikawa from ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' has a lot of the traits associated with this archetype - she's sweet, humble, and outwardly extremely vulnerable, but she shows plenty of unexpected courage in confronting those who harm her or people she cares about (albeit, understandably, [[DoesNotLikeMen usually only if they're female]], [[RapeAsDrama due to her personal trauma]]).
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'': Takiko "Genbu no Miko" Ookuda is a JustifiedTrope as she hails from the ImperialJapan in TheRoaringTwenties, thus she was educated to be one (specially regards to the [[PluckyGirl stubborn personality]] and the [[GreaterNeedThanMine the selflessness]]) ''and'' [[ActionGirl was trained]] in the use of the ''naginata'' blade as well. [[spoiler: It's also kinda deconstructed, since the selfless part hides sself-esteem issues.]]
* ''[[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu]]'':
** Shouko Kirishima has the perfect looks with her petite built, cute-but-not-gorgeous looks and dark hair which ''almost'' has a HimeCut, as well as her intense desire to be Yuuji's wife. She varies slightly in she uses [[HeroesPreferSwords a katana]] instead of a naginata in battle. She varies even more [[{{Yandere}} with the rest of her personality]]: this means, she's determined to be her beloved Yuuji's bride and make him happy... and to do this she'll taser him, poke his eyes, burn his porn, etc.
** Similarly, Mizuki Himeji doesn't have the traditional looks due to having pink hair, but her personality is closer to the tradition ''and'' [[ThroughHisStomach she likes cooking for her guy]], Akihisa. It might taste good [[LethalChef if she taste-tested it]] but there's a reason [[spoiler: [[FormerlyFat reason]] for why she doesn't.]]
* In ''Manga/KareKano'' Soichiro's aunt and adoptive mother, Shizune Arima, pulls off all aspects of this perfectly. This includes the "hidden steel" part of the trope, [[spoiler:when she coordinats with Yukino to get a chance to deliver a beatdown on Arima's abusive biological mother Ryouko.]] Rika is clearly one in training.

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%%* Yukari from ''Manga/FamilyCompo''
* Hinako Aikawa from ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' has a lot ''Manga/SakuraGari'': When Masataka stops by Dr. Katsuragi's house, he meets his beautiful, polite and soft-spoken wife Asayo, who seems to be the perfect example of the traits associated with this archetype - she's sweet, humble, trope. Then, Masataka notices [[DomesticAbuse the bruises on her neck and outwardly extremely vulnerable, but she shows plenty of unexpected courage in confronting those who harm her or people she cares about (albeit, understandably, [[DoesNotLikeMen usually only if they're female]], [[RapeAsDrama due to her personal trauma]]).
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'': Takiko "Genbu no Miko" Ookuda is a JustifiedTrope as she hails from the ImperialJapan in TheRoaringTwenties, thus she was educated to be one (specially regards to the [[PluckyGirl stubborn personality]]
wrists]], and the [[GreaterNeedThanMine deal becomes [[StepfordSmiler a LOT more unsettling.]]
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'':
** Kaede Kimura in tries to be a true ''yamato nadeshiko'' to [[TheEeyore Itoshiki Nozomu]] (she uses
the selflessness]]) term) but her years spent overseas, as well as a mental breakdown she suffered when she returned to Japan, have left her with a second, more dominant personality: Kae'''r'''e, who has a stereotypical [[{{Eagleland}} aggressive foreigner]] attitude. HilarityEnsues.
** PlayedForLaughs with Matoi Tsunetsuki, who wears a kimono and acts like an exaggerated version of the trope
''and'' [[ActionGirl was trained]] StalkerWithACrush in regards to Itoshiki-sensei.
** Kiri Komori mixes this with being an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette {{Hikikomori}}. She's sweet, calm, polite, feminine, and domestic... while also being adorably creepy and constantly locking herself
in the use school.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' has a male example in Cho Hakkai, complete with PolitenessJudo: watch the group's antics carefully, and you'll see that while Sanzo is nominally in charge, if Hakkai wants something done, it happens. He'll also break your arm [[StepfordSmiler without ever losing his smile]]...but only if you're threatening innocents or his TrueCompanions.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Yakumo Tsukamoto, Tenma's little sister. On one hand she is kind, good-hearted, a good cook, helpful to her sister (and Harima), and fits the appearance nicely. On the other her seeming perfection hides her inability to interact with others (the manga shows that she has trouble making friends), her HeavySleeper tendence gets in the way of housework, and her devotion to Tenma and Harima causes her to ignore her own emotional needs.
* ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'': Miya Asama is airon-willed yet perfectly graceful example. She will have her way and make you ''like'' it.
%%* Sara from ''Anime/ShokojoSera'' is one in training.
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Nadeshiko Fujisaki would definitely be this (it's even right there on her name) [[spoiler:if she wasn't [[UnsettlingGenderReveal a guy]]]]. Her Shugo Chara also applies...except that she's AxeCrazy.
* ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' has an odd example. Haruka is from ''Germany'' and yet she acts more traditionally japanese than any
of the ''naginata'' blade cast: wearing kimono, conducting tea ceremonies, practicing with a naginata etc.
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'':
** We have two highschool-aged examples: Oda's girlfriend Youko Shimamura and Akane Mizusawa from the fourth OAV. Female lead Haruko Akagi would count
as well. well (and Youhei ''does'' describe her as a ''yamato nadeshiko'' in the beginning) if she was less [[{{Dojikko}} accident-prone]] and ObliviousToLove, but she's likely to grow up into one.
** A grown-up example is Anzai-sensei's wife, who even dresses up in a kimono.
** Kiminobu Kogure is often considered as one of the very rare ''male'' examples. He is handsome but not gorgeous, acts as sub-captain and TeamMom to Shohoku, defers a lot to [[TeamDad captain Akagi]], is ''very'' devoted to his close friend Mitsui, and tends to try defusing crisis with gentle words rather than force (i.e., the very rebellious Sakuragi ''adores'' Kogure and is very protective of him)... but when the Shohoku team is under fire, [[SilkHidingSteel the steel comes out]] like ''whoa'', and Kogure proves himself to be mentally strong enough to do things like
[[spoiler: It's also kinda deconstructed, since fearlessly telling the selfless part hides sself-esteem issues.still not {{Heel Face Turn}}-ed Mitsui to NOT mess up with '''his''' team]] or [[spoiler: scoring a three-pointer ''exactly at the moment when it's needed'', being vital to the victory against Ryonan and letting Shohoku go to the Nationals.]]
* ''[[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts Baka ''Manga/SoulEater'': Tsubaki Natsukasa. How else would she be able to Test to Shoukanjuu]]'':
** Shouko Kirishima has the perfect looks
put up with ''Black☆Star''? Her 'touch of iron' is shown for the first time when she confronts her petite built, cute-but-not-gorgeous looks and dark hair big brother Masamune, in a pair of chapters/episodes which ''almost'' has a HimeCut, as well as her intense desire refer to be Yuuji's wife. She varies slightly in she uses [[HeroesPreferSwords a katana]] instead of a naginata in battle. She varies even more [[{{Yandere}} with the rest of her personality]]: this means, she's determined to be her beloved Yuuji's bride and make him happy... and to do this she'll taser him, poke his eyes, burn his porn, etc.
** Similarly, Mizuki Himeji doesn't have the traditional looks due to having pink hair, but her personality is closer to the tradition ''and'' [[ThroughHisStomach she likes cooking for her guy]], Akihisa. It might taste good [[LethalChef if she taste-tested it]] but there's a reason [[spoiler: [[FormerlyFat reason]] for why she doesn't.]]
* In ''Manga/KareKano'' Soichiro's aunt and adoptive mother, Shizune Arima, pulls off all
both aspects of the trope.
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi: Encore'': an entire episode centered on
this perfectly. This includes idea which went so far as to have a character ''named'' "Nadeshiko". She exemplified this concept, and much humor resulted in the "hidden steel" part of GenkiGirl main character trying to imitate her.
* Momoko from ''Manga/SumomoMoMomoMo'' takes
the trope, [[spoiler:when she coordinats with Yukino entire series to get a chance demonstrate the concept, going from stalker to deliver a beatdown on Arima's abusive biological mother Ryouko.]] Rika is clearly one in training.devoted companion, [[spoiler:willing to follow her man into the next world]].



* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise has at least one main character for almost each continuity. Most of them has the color blue as their them color:
** ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Futari wa Pretty Cure [=MaX=] Heart]]'' has Honoka (''white'' which is associated with blue) and later Hikari(''pink/yellow''). Honoka is an intelligent, calm and responsible girl who knows to cook, to behave and is very formal and friendly and [[{{Ojou}} she is rich]]. Hikari is also very calm, friendly, formal and is a NiceGirl.
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' has Mai (''white'' which is associated with blue) who is a shy, but friendly and formal girl. She's not rich, but her family is wealthy.
** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' has Komachi (''green'') and Karen (''blue''). Karen is a formal and [[{{Ojou}} noble girl who comes from a very rich house]] and she is the StudentCouncilPresident who is engaged for helping other students. When asked for her ideal wedding situation, Karen even prefers a traditional Japanese style in spite of the rest dreaming it like in Western-style. Komachi who is also in the student council is not rich, but much calmer and friendlier than Karen... although her ideal wedding situation was something of a ShotgunWedding...
** In ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'', after her HeelFaceTurn and [[DefrostingIceQueen melting down]], Setsuna (''red'') has evolved in a Yamato Nadeshiko.
** ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has Tsubomi (''pink''), flower loving girl who tries to help anybody and Itsuki (''yellow'') who is friendy [[{{Ojou}} lady from a wealthy dojo]] and is also the StudentCouncilPresident who likes helping others. If Yuri isn't be so cold, she would be one, too.
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has Reika (''blue''), [[{{Ojou}} another rich, formal, calm and friendly girl who later becomes an engaged StudentCouncilPresident.]]
** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has Alice (''yellow'') who is another {{Ojou}} with a calm, friendly and formal personality.
** Interestingly, Honoka, Komachi, Reika and Alice are [[BewareTheNiceOnes girls you don't wanna make them angry]].
* In the manga version of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'', Noriko Nakagawa fits this description. She's feminine, a good cook, not aggressive by nature at all...and still tough enough to survive [[spoiler: a bullet wound early on]] loyal to her chosen man, and, much later, to politely give the very tough Shogo Kawada a talking-to when she feels he needs to hear it. [[spoiler: She's the one who delivers the death blow to Kazuo Kiriyama, who was all but unstoppable.]]
* In ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', Yoshiko Fujisawa fits in very well despite being just 15 years old. She's very humble, sweet, hard-working (sometimes [[GreaterNeedThanMine to her own detriment]], which is ''not'' shown as a good thing due to her StepfordSmiler traits) and well-loved by everyone.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': Miu Furinji is a blonde MissFanservice, but otherwise she's a good example. She's polite and kind. She cleans and cooks for the dojo and makes sure it doesn't run out of money. In fact, the grand master mentions that they wouldn't live so well without Miu's care. So as long as no one makes her her [[ClingyJealousGirl jealous]] or [[BewareTheniceOnes angry]], she will be this to a T; her "inner iron" is not the least bit subtle.
* Subverted with Beniko Kujou, Natsuo's fiancée from Manga/AkatsukiNoAria. She looks the part eerily well with her dark hair and super beautiful kimonos — but she's also [[RichBitch rude, arrogant and stuck-up.]] So much that Aria and Ayako team up in their shared dislike of her, Aria ends up ''slapping'' her at some point, [[spoiler: Natsuo breaks off their engagement because of how much of a bitch she is, '''and''' at some point [[{{Yandere}} she snaps]] and [[KnifeNut stabs Natsuo]].]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Kagura Mikazuchi is this mixed with a few Samurai attributes. She has the dedication, grace and stoicism of a true Yamato Nadeshiko, though she may not act innocent at first it is only the Samurai-like output that hides her true modest and submissive nature. Her appearance also backs-up the mixture complete with a [[HimeCut Hime cut]].
* The manga ''Nadenade Shikoshiko'' features Cherry, a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater cavewoman in the modern age]], trying to reach this ideal because the boy she loves, Totoki, prefers that type of girl to the point of attending a high school that has being taught its traits as part of the curriculum. Some of the humor is derived from [[ComicallyMissingthePoint Cherry's misinterpreting some of the details]], such as standing "three steps behind" so as to protect her man from beasts.

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* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': Depending on which series you are watching and [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation how you watch it]] a number of the cast fall in this category.
**
The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise has at least one main character for almost each continuity. Most FantasyCounterpartCulture of them Jurai with Japan and their royal nature means Sasami and Ayeka could be this: the former is domestic and kind and strong willed, while the later has the color blue as their them color:
** ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Futari wa Pretty Cure [=MaX=] Heart]]''
quiet dignity and devotion... when she's not involved in the race for Tenchi's love, that is.
*** There is also Empress Funaho, Yosho's mother and Ayeka and Sasami's stepmother. She
has Honoka (''white'' which is associated the perfect looks, the quiet and graceful demeanor that contrasts with blue) and later Hikari(''pink/yellow''). Honoka is an intelligent, calm and responsible girl who knows to cook, to behave Emperor Azusa's other wife [[ActionMom Misaki]], and is very formal loved and friendly and [[{{Ojou}} she is rich]]. Hikari is also very calm, friendly, formal and is a NiceGirl.
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' has Mai (''white'' which is associated with blue) who is a shy, but friendly and formal girl. She's not rich, but her family is wealthy.
** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' has Komachi (''green'') and Karen (''blue''). Karen is a formal and [[{{Ojou}} noble girl who comes from a very rich house]] and she is the StudentCouncilPresident who is engaged for helping other students. When asked for her ideal wedding situation, Karen even prefers a traditional
respected by everyone. [[spoiler: Even more so when you learn that Funaho ''is'' Japanese style in spite of the rest dreaming it like in Western-style. Komachi who is also in the student council is not rich, but much calmer and friendlier than Karen... although her ideal wedding situation - she was something of a ShotgunWedding...
** In ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'', after her HeelFaceTurn and [[DefrostingIceQueen melting down]], Setsuna (''red'') has evolved in a Yamato Nadeshiko.
** ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has Tsubomi (''pink''), flower loving girl who tries to help anybody and Itsuki (''yellow'') who is friendy [[{{Ojou}} lady
woman from a wealthy dojo]] Feudal Japan that Azusa brough to Jurai and is also the StudentCouncilPresident who likes helping others. If Yuri isn't be so cold, she would be one, too.
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has Reika (''blue''), [[{{Ojou}} another rich, formal, calm and friendly girl who later becomes an engaged StudentCouncilPresident.
married.]]
** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has Alice (''yellow'') who What might be oddest is another {{Ojou}} with a calm, friendly and formal personality.
** Interestingly, Honoka, Komachi, Reika and Alice are [[BewareTheNiceOnes girls you don't wanna make them angry]].
* In the manga version of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'', Noriko Nakagawa fits
in that in one or two spots, this description. She's feminine, a good cook, not aggressive by nature at all...and still tough enough looks like what ''Ryoko'' wants to survive [[spoiler: be. This is someone whose personality is laundry list of what a bullet wound early on]] loyal to her chosen man, and, much later, to politely give ''yamato nadeshiko'' is ''not''...
* Parodied in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'', where Aya Natsume in
the very tough Shogo Kawada first chapter becomes an obnoxious, over-the-top ClingyJealousGirl mixed with ''yamato nadeshiko'' because of a talking-to when she feels he needs to hear it. [[spoiler: She's family tradition: any woman from the Natsume clan must give their lives to [[NakedFirstImpression the first one who delivers sees their naked skin]], and Souichirou had the death blow tough luck of being thrown into the dressing room while Aya was showering inside.
* There are three in the ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' OAV:
** Both Mirei and her mother, with PsychicPowers as a bonus. [[spoiler:Mirei's mom even pulls an HeroicSacrifice
to Kazuo Kiriyama, help her daughter and Subaru catch a SerialKiller who was all but unstoppable.had targeted her.]]
* In ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', Yoshiko Fujisawa fits in very well despite being just 15 years old. She's very humble, sweet, hard-working (sometimes [[GreaterNeedThanMine to her own detriment]], which is ''not'' shown as a good thing due to her StepfordSmiler traits) and well-loved by everyone.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': Miu Furinji
** Satoru Miyazaki is a blonde MissFanservice, but otherwise she's a good example. She's polite male example - and kind. She cleans possibly the one who was the basic design [[{{Expy}} for Fujitaka and cooks for the dojo and makes sure it doesn't run out of money. In fact, the grand master mentions that they wouldn't live so well without Miu's care. So as long as no one makes her her [[ClingyJealousGirl jealous]] or [[BewareTheniceOnes angry]], she will be this to a T; her "inner iron" is not the least bit subtle.
* Subverted with Beniko Kujou, Natsuo's fiancée from Manga/AkatsukiNoAria. She
Aoki]], considering his looks and behavior. [[spoiler:No wonder he and Mirei not only have the part eerily well with her dark hair and super beautiful kimonos — same powers, but she's also [[RichBitch rude, arrogant and stuck-up.]] So much that Aria and Ayako team they end up in their shared dislike of her, Aria ends up ''slapping'' her at some point, [[spoiler: Natsuo breaks off their engagement because of how much of a bitch she is, '''and''' at some point [[{{Yandere}} she snaps]] and [[KnifeNut stabs Natsuo]].together.]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Kagura Mikazuchi ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'': Sumire Kanou. She is this mixed with described as having the looks and elegance of a few Samurai attributes. ''yamato nadeshiko'', and is the StudentCouncilPresident. She has the dedication, grace and stoicism of a true Yamato Nadeshiko, though she may not act innocent at first it is only the Samurai-like output that hides her true modest and submissive nature. Her appearance also backs-up the mixture complete with a [[HimeCut Hime cut]].
* The manga ''Nadenade Shikoshiko'' features Cherry, a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater cavewoman
black hair in the modern age]], trying to reach this ideal because light novels, but [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair has blue hair in the boy she loves, Totoki, prefers that type of girl to the point of attending a high school that has being taught its traits as part of the curriculum. Some of the humor is derived from [[ComicallyMissingthePoint Cherry's misinterpreting some of the details]], such as standing "three steps behind" so as to protect her man from beasts.anime]].


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* ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'':
** A ''yamato nadeshiko'' from ImperialChina (sort of) is Rangyoku. An orphan who works [[TeamMom as the housekeeper]] [[TeamChef and cook]] for an old man named Enho and takes care of her brother Keikei, she's the most polite and sweet girl in the kingdom of Kei. [[spoiler:She meets a tragic end when some soldiers assault the house, kidnap Enho, injure Keikei and stab her to death.]]
** An older version is Queen Chuukin, the sovereign of the kingdom of Sai. With emphasis on the subtle will of iron, as she convinces Riyo to let Suzu go with words alone. Her ''kirin'' Sairin fits in well: She is very calm, cultured, and dainty, even for someone of her kind.
%%* Ruka Souen from ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
* In the ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' manga, Ranka is one of these. In the anime, she's less YN-ish but she can still make herself look like one ''real'' well. [[spoiler:In fact, she meets her lover [[ChickMagnet Kei]] when she's walking around clad in a kimono.]]
** And then there's Miyu's mother, whose devotion to her daughter and wish to give her a normal life leads her to either [[spoiler:defy the higher-ups and try running away with little Miyu, then giving her her own blood when her powers awake anyway (OAV) or attempt to kill the girl with her own WeaponOfChoice (manga)]] to free her from the terrible and lifelong duty of being the Guardian.
* Megumi Ouka from ''Anime/VoltesV'' is this and an AffirmativeActionGirl with CharlesAtlasSuperpower. Then again, she ''was'' trained in Japanese virtues by her mother parallel to her TrainingFromHell with her dad...
* 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.
* The protagonist of ''Manga/WanderingSon'', Nitori Shuuichi. She's a soft-spoken, docile child who's good at baking and is quite feminine. She says what she feels and has spoken up for her friends at times. In later chapters she breaks more out of this trope but still fits.
* Hisui from ''Manga/{{Wish}}'' is one of this in the CD drama. Only... uh, Hisui is genderless. [[spoiler: After awakening, Kohaku tries to become one to help Hisui in homemaking.]]
* Rihoko from ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' combines this skillset with a CheerfulChild persona, which makes the people around her melt. She's ''very'' good at steering her mom, Masane.
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' : The beautiful LadyOfWar "Nadeshiko Yamato" who is a one-shot character.
* ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'':
** Miyuki Kobayakawa is seen as this even when she's working at her traditionally male job or [[WrenchWench up to her elbows in the engine compartment of either her]] patrol car or her personal vintage Toyota S800 because the woman is ''very'' dedicated to her job and her hobbies, and takes them all very seriously.
** Parodied with Miyuki's coworker and friend Aoi Futaba, who is also a [[{{transsexual}} trans woman]]. She looks and acts the part ''so damn well'' that Yoriko says she's ''more'' feminine than any of the girls in Bokuto station. (Miyuki included!) Aoi is the only ''yamato nadeshiko'' role played by Creator/RicaMatsumoto, making her a case of PlayingAgainstType.
* ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}'': Nanase raised Tomokazu, her younger cousin, is [[CoolBigSis admired by younger girls]] denies food as punishment and is voiced by ... [[Creator/KikukoInoue guess who]] (count: 6). However, she's not [[GagBoobs "modestly endowed"]].
* ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' gives us several, of both genders:
** Seiichirou Aoki is a male example considering that Fujitaka from CCS is basically his {{expy}}. They're voiced by [[Creator/HideyukiTanaka the same guy]], for fer's sake! ([[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa if we don't count the TV series]])
** Seishirou's mother Setsuka is one of the ''creepiest'' versions ever. She loves her son deeply ([[MommyIssues VERY deeply]]) has the perfect ''yamato nadeshiko'' looks, her hobby is ''ikebana'' aka traditional Japanese flower arrangement, is said to wear kimonos all the time, is completely devoted to her family business... and said business is ''being professional murderers''.
** Kotori Monou is one in training, specially in the TV series where her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness and frailty]] are downplayed and she's shown approaching Kamui ''in spite'' of his JerkAssFacade, doing so rather calmly and with next to no fear, and telling him about her very traditional goal in life: become a kimono designer able to use indigo dye, which is ''very'' SeriousBusiness in Japan. She's also voiced by MamikoNoto, who is kinda pigeonholed into such roles. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[KillTheCutie poor Kotori didn't live enough to fully embody the trope]].]]
** Kamui's mother Tohru, too. From what the audience sees she was a beautiful AloofDarkHairedGirl, raised Kamui on her own in a very traditional society (and calmly bearing quite the stigma, according to the TV series), ''and'' in the TV series was voiced by Creator/KikukoInoue (count: 11). [[spoiler: Her death also was sorta based in the concept, as she perished in an HeroicSacrifice to be a "Shadow" for global heating (It's... complicated), and while burning to death she told Kamui to search for his Destiny.]]


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* ''Anime/SummerWars'': Grandma Sakae. Not only does she fit the build, running her extended family by traditional values, but she also wields a naginata with skill.
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracia_Hosokawa Tama "Gracia" Hosokawa]], daughter of UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide. Converted to Christianity by her handmaid, she chose to die (according to some sources, she [[{{Seppuku}} killed herself]]; to others, she was murdered and her killers made it look like suicide) rather than renouncing her ideas and her family honor. In fact, the aforementioned Mariko from ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' is an {{expy}} of Gracia.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracia_Hosokawa Tama "Gracia" Hosokawa]], daughter of UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide. Converted to Christianity by her handmaid, she chose to die (according to some sources, she [[{{Seppuku}} killed herself]]; to others, she was murdered and her killers made it look like suicide) rather than renouncing her ideas and her family honor. In fact, the aforementioned Mariko from ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' is an {{expy}} of Gracia.
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* ''Literature/AsianSaga'': In the first book, ''Shogun'', Mariko Buntaro is a quiet yet very plucky woman in the service of [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]], who refuses her husband in private and once talked back to Toranaga himself ''and'' got away with it, despite having hit her master's BerserkButton. In the end, she [[spoiler:throws herself on an explosive while proclaiming that this is her "honorable ''Seppuku''" protesting their imprisonment at Ishido's hands.... [[ThanatosGambit forcing Ishido to free his hostages and pave the way for Toranaga to seize control of the country]].]] This is TruthInTelevision as Mariko is an {{expy}} of a RealLife ''yamato nadeshiko'': the very famous Tama "Gracia" Hosokawa.

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* ''Literature/AsianSaga'': In the first book, ''Shogun'', ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', Mariko Buntaro is a quiet yet very plucky woman in the service of [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]], who refuses her husband in private and once talked back to Toranaga himself ''and'' got away with it, despite having hit her master's BerserkButton. In the end, she [[spoiler:throws herself on an explosive while proclaiming that this is her "honorable ''Seppuku''" protesting their imprisonment at Ishido's hands.... [[ThanatosGambit forcing Ishido to free his hostages and pave the way for Toranaga to seize control of the country]].]] This is TruthInTelevision as Mariko is an {{expy}} of a RealLife ''yamato nadeshiko'': the very famous Tama "Gracia" Hosokawa.
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** Rei [[spoiler:II]] in the ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance]]'' after {{defrost|ingIceQueen}}s and particulary in ''Anime/{{Rebuild|OfEvangelion}}'' where she tries to get her love interest and his father (who also happens to be the closest she herself had for a father) to get along by inviting them to a home-cooked dinner. She is also quiet, serious, would die for any of those two at any given moment and, in the original series, reacts with a LuminescentBlush to being told that she'd make a good housewife. In the original adaptation, Rei was meant to be a deconstruction of this, an attempt to show that this behavior would actually be extremely unnerving when encountered in real life. Ironically, she instead became very popular among fans.

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** Rei [[spoiler:II]] in the ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance]]'' after {{defrost|ingIceQueen}}s and particulary in ''Anime/{{Rebuild|OfEvangelion}}'' where she tries to get her love interest and his father (who also happens to be the closest she herself had for a father) to get along by inviting them to a home-cooked dinner. She is also quiet, serious, would die for any of those two at any given moment and, in the original series, reacts with a LuminescentBlush to being told that she'd make a good housewife. In the original adaptation, Rei was meant to be a deconstruction of this, an attempt to show that this behavior would actually be extremely unnerving when encountered in real life. Ironically, she instead became very popular among fans.



* Yukako Yamagishi from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a deconstruction. She's beautiful, has all the skills needed to be the perfect housewife, initially comes across as sweet and soft-spoken, and is very dedicated to Koichi. The problem is that Koichi doesn't return her feelings [[spoiler:at first]] and her dedication drives her to kidnap him and forcefully mold him into an "admirable man" by such methods as withholding food and ''building an electric chair'' (which she thankfully never gets to use). Yamato Nadeshiko strive to improve their husband so he can achieve his goals, but she does it against Koichi's will and consent. Long hair was traditionally considered desirable for Japanese women: [[PrehensileHair hers is weaponized]]. The prerequisite of UndyingLoyalty is taken to its full extreme as a {{Yandere}}. She very definitely has an inner steel, but it makes her come across as violently temperamental. Being a {{Determinator}} that stays hidden behind the scene just gives her a StalkerWithACrush vibe.

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* Yukako Yamagishi from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is uses this for a deconstruction.dark and dramatic parody. She's beautiful, has all the skills needed to be the perfect housewife, initially comes across as sweet and soft-spoken, and is very dedicated to Koichi. The problem is that Koichi doesn't return her feelings [[spoiler:at first]] and her dedication drives her to kidnap him and forcefully mold him into an "admirable man" by such methods as withholding food and ''building an electric chair'' (which she thankfully never gets to use). Yamato Nadeshiko strive to improve their husband so he can achieve his goals, but she does it against Koichi's will and consent. Long hair was traditionally considered desirable for Japanese women: [[PrehensileHair hers is weaponized]]. The prerequisite of UndyingLoyalty is taken to its full extreme as a {{Yandere}}. She very definitely has an inner steel, but it makes her come across as violently temperamental. Being a {{Determinator}} that stays hidden behind the scene just gives her a StalkerWithACrush vibe.



* Cake baking, clothes mending, soft toy making, and cute bento lunch cook Asuka from ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'' is close to this this trope. The one big exception is that [[GenderFlip he's a guy]]. However, he almost wins a ''yamato nadeshiko'' competition on behalf of Ryo, the girl he loves (who is anything but a ''yamato nadeshiko'').

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* ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'': Cake baking, clothes mending, soft toy making, and cute bento lunch cook Asuka from ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'' is close to this this trope. The one big exception is that [[GenderFlip he's a guy]]. However, he almost wins a ''yamato nadeshiko'' competition on behalf of Ryo, the girl he loves (who is anything but a ''yamato nadeshiko'').



* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'': Takiko "Genbu no Miko" Ookuda is a JustifiedTrope as she hails from the ImperialJapan in TheRoaringTwenties, thus she was educated to be one (specially regards to the [[PluckyGirl stubborn personality]] and the [[GreaterNeedThanMine the selflessness]]) ''and'' [[ActionGirl was trained]] in the use of the ''naginata'' blade as well. [[spoiler: It's also kinda deconstructed, since the selfless part hides massive sself-esteem issues.]]

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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'': Takiko "Genbu no Miko" Ookuda is a JustifiedTrope as she hails from the ImperialJapan in TheRoaringTwenties, thus she was educated to be one (specially regards to the [[PluckyGirl stubborn personality]] and the [[GreaterNeedThanMine the selflessness]]) ''and'' [[ActionGirl was trained]] in the use of the ''naginata'' blade as well. [[spoiler: It's also kinda deconstructed, since the selfless part hides massive sself-esteem issues.]]



* ''Film/EquinoxFlower'': A deconstruction of this trope, or at least documenting how the idea is changing, as proper Japanese women no longer have to ask their fathers' permission to get married. All the other women in Hirayama's life, including his wife, his other daughter, and a friend of the family, all wind up badgering/tricking him into grudgingly approving the marriage and attending the wedding.



* Stahma Tarr from ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' is a rare few examples in Western media that done well. She is a beautiful WomanInWhite who is devoted to her husband and son, as well as being quiet, humble and polite. However, unlike many examples, she is not Japanese or even a human, but instead an [[ProudWarriorRace alien]]—specifically, a [[SpaceElves Castithan]]. She is then a ''[[TragicVillain (anti-)]]villain'', so all of the personalities that associated with being this trope turned her into a LadyMacbeth and ManipulativeBitch. She despises her culture's misogynistic ways and is utterly ruthless to prove herself and gets what she wants, including using [[FemmeFatale her sexuality]]. Also unlike most examples of this tropes, she doesn't love Datak despite his cruelty, but ''[[InLoveWithYourCarnage because]]'' of it: She considers his cutthroat nature to be proof of his ambition and willingness to do anything in order to succeed, something she couldn't do because of her society. So can be counted as as this trope being simultaneously played straight, subverted and then slightly Deconstructed, showing how a Yamato Nadeshiko might act if she is in a SciFi series.

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* Stahma Tarr from ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' is a rare few examples in Western media that done well. She is a beautiful WomanInWhite who is devoted to her husband and son, as well as being quiet, humble and polite. However, unlike many examples, she is not Japanese or even a human, but instead an [[ProudWarriorRace alien]]—specifically, a [[SpaceElves Castithan]]. She is then a ''[[TragicVillain (anti-)]]villain'', so all of the personalities that associated with being this trope turned her into a LadyMacbeth and ManipulativeBitch. She despises her culture's misogynistic ways and is utterly ruthless to prove herself and gets what she wants, including using [[FemmeFatale her sexuality]]. Also unlike most examples of this tropes, she doesn't love Datak despite his cruelty, but ''[[InLoveWithYourCarnage because]]'' of it: She considers his cutthroat nature to be proof of his ambition and willingness to do anything in order to succeed, something she couldn't do because of her society. So can be counted as as this trope being simultaneously [[PlayingWithATrope played straight, subverted and then slightly Deconstructed, with in many directions]], showing how a Yamato Nadeshiko might act if she is in a SciFi series.



** Tsubaki Yayoi. She's very beautiful, polite, mature and intelligent, from an extremely traditionalist family, and extremely loyal to them and the Librarium. She only has eyes for one man, Jin Kisaragi, and assists him in his duties as his secretary. She's also shown to have an intimidating temper when annoyed or angered, as shown in Remix Heart... Although Tsubaki may be a {{Deconstruct|ed Trope}}ion, considering her origins and limited romantic interests have instilled her with [[{{Yandere}} malignant]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy tendencies]], and her ivory-tower upbringing leaves her naive and woefully susceptible to manipulation, [[spoiler:which Hazama abuses like it's going out of style, pushing her to a heartbreaking FaceHeelTurn]].

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** Tsubaki Yayoi. She's very beautiful, polite, mature and intelligent, from an extremely traditionalist family, and extremely loyal to them and the Librarium. She only has eyes for one man, Jin Kisaragi, and assists him in his duties as his secretary. She's also shown to have an intimidating temper when annoyed or angered, as shown in Remix Heart... Although Tsubaki may be However she's not a {{Deconstruct|ed Trope}}ion, considering straight example onsidering her origins and limited romantic interests have instilled her with [[{{Yandere}} malignant]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy tendencies]], and her ivory-tower upbringing leaves her naive and woefully susceptible to manipulation, [[spoiler:which Hazama abuses like it's going out of style, pushing her to a heartbreaking FaceHeelTurn]].
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaguya-hime Kaguya-hime]] of the Japanese folktale ''The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter''. She was sweet, polite, gentle and devoted to her adoptive parents. While she ''did'' [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption ask her suitors to do impossible things as the condition to marry any of them]] (which meant, they all failed and she blew them off), it wasn't because of hate or cruelty, but because [[spoiler:she had to return to the Moon at some point, to become its Queen.]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaguya-hime Kaguya-hime]] of the Japanese folktale ''The ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_the_Bamboo_Cutter The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter''. She was sweet, polite, gentle and devoted to her adoptive parents. parents]]. While she ''did'' [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption [[ImpossibleTask ask her suitors to do impossible things as the condition to marry any of them]] (which meant, they all failed and she blew them off), [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption neither succeeded]]), it wasn't because of hate or cruelty, but because [[spoiler:she had to return to the Moon at some point, to become its Queen.]]
24th Jul '16 2:26:21 PM Wyldchyld
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** [[spoiler:After the end of both the Arrancar arc and the last TimeSkip, the now OlderAndWiser Ururu Tsugumiya stopped resembling a StringyHairedGhostgirl and is now growing into a YN.]]

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** [[spoiler:After After the end of both the Arrancar arc and the last TimeSkip, the now OlderAndWiser Ururu Tsugumiya stopped resembling a StringyHairedGhostgirl and is now growing into a YN.]]



** GirlyGirl Orihime fits this mostly because of her peaceful, healing, and nurturing personality
24th Jul '16 11:34:44 AM peacenkawaii
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** GirlyGirl Orihime fits this mostly because of her peaceful, healing, and nurturing personality


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** Serena in XY, great cook and feminine personality
23rd Jul '16 10:33:25 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* While ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' tends to go more for SilkHidingSteel and ProperLady regarding the "mature, ladylike, strong" type of girls, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has Queen Mikoto from the [[{{Wutai}} Hoshido]] country. She has the RavenHairIvorySkin-like looks, [[Creator/SayakaOhara a seiyuu to match]], the wisdom and strength that are needed to be TheHighQueen...
** Prince Ryoma's subordinate Kagerou isn't ''as'' YN-ish as Mikoto but her AloofDarkHairedGirl looks, her UndyingLoyalty to Ryoma and her land, and her high-class hobbies like ''ikebana'' and tea ceremony make her a good candidate.

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* While ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' tends to go more for SilkHidingSteel and ProperLady regarding the "mature, ladylike, strong" type of girls, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has dabbles in the concept since one of the realms involved, Hoshido, is basically a FantasyCounterpartCulture based on MedievalJapan:
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Queen Mikoto from the [[{{Wutai}} Hoshido]] country. She Hoshido has the RavenHairIvorySkin-like looks, [[Creator/SayakaOhara a seiyuu to match]], the wisdom and strength that are needed to be TheHighQueen...
TheHighQueen... [[spoiler: Though curiously, she turns out to ''not'' be a Hoshidan native.]]
** Prince Ryoma's subordinate Kagerou Kagero isn't ''as'' YN-ish as Mikoto but her AloofDarkHairedGirl looks, her UndyingLoyalty to Ryoma and her land, and her high-class hobbies like ''ikebana'' and tea ceremony make her a good candidate.candidate.
** The youngest daughter of the Hoshidan Royal Family, Princess Sakura, is a TokenMiniMoe WhiteMagicianGirl who, with her gentleness and her hidden stubborn streak, counts as a Yamato Nadeshiko in training. She even is a [[{{Miko}} Shrine Maiden]], which is meaningful since more than one YN in media comes from a {{miko}} background.
20th Jul '16 12:24:03 PM MarkLungo
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A complicated Japanese aesthetic and cultural concept. Breaking the expression down: "Yamato" is one of the older (and thus fancier) and more poetic names for Japan and the Japanese people and culture, similar to the Celtic "Albion" for the island of Great Britain and "Eire"/"Erin" for Ireland; "Nadeshiko" is the Japanese name for ''Dianthus superbus'', a wildflower found in the Japanese highlands that is related to the carnation (''Dianthus caryophyllus'').

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A complicated Japanese UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese aesthetic and cultural concept. Breaking the expression down: "Yamato" is one of the older (and thus fancier) and more poetic names for Japan and the Japanese people and culture, similar to the Celtic "Albion" for the island of Great Britain and "Eire"/"Erin" for Ireland; "Nadeshiko" is the Japanese name for ''Dianthus superbus'', a wildflower found in the Japanese highlands that is related to the carnation (''Dianthus caryophyllus'').
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