History Main / YamatoNadeshiko

23rd Apr '17 8:31:45 PM nombretomado
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* It's normal for ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' leads to be [[MoeCouplet paired with]] a {{Tsundere}} by the story, but in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', the tsundere went to [[TheLancer best friend Chester]], and the main character got Mint, who is such a perfect example of this trope that she gets it as a title.

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* It's normal for ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' leads to be [[MoeCouplet paired with]] a {{Tsundere}} by the story, but in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', the tsundere went to [[TheLancer best friend Chester]], and the main character got Mint, who is such a perfect example of this trope that she gets it as a title.
20th Apr '17 10:11:03 AM jamespolk
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* Creator/AudreyHepburn is one of the few Western women ''to this day'' who measures up to Japan's standards of a ''yamato nadeshiko''. In fact, both Relena Peacecraft/Darlian of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' and Lacus Clyne of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' were based upon Hepburn's Princess Ann from ''Film/RomanHoliday'', with Relena's [[spoiler:Queen of the World]] dress modeled after Princess Ann's royal dress from the film. Audrey even got a namesake in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' - "Audrey Burne" [[spoiler:aka Princess Minerva Lao Zabi.]]

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* Creator/AudreyHepburn is one of the few Western women ''to Creator/SetsukoHara played roles like this day'' in the films of Creator/YasujiroOzu; dutiful but strong-willed loyal daughters. See ''Film/LateSpring'' in which she played a young woman who measures up is so devoted to Japan's standards taking care of a ''yamato nadeshiko''. In fact, both Relena Peacecraft/Darlian of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' and Lacus Clyne of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' were based upon Hepburn's Princess Ann from ''Film/RomanHoliday'', with Relena's [[spoiler:Queen of the World]] dress modeled after Princess Ann's royal dress from the film. Audrey even got a namesake in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' - "Audrey Burne" [[spoiler:aka Princess Minerva Lao Zabi.]]her widower father that she has to be cajoled into getting married.
5th Apr '17 4:24:26 AM LittleBuster
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* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' Has Miyuki Shiba, whose appearance [[spoiler: was specially genetically modified]] in order to maximally correspond to this ideal. As a result, her hair is more black than that of any of her relatives, and her skin looks so pale that on some official art looks almost like a white make-up of a geisha, not to mention her ideal features and delicate behavior. In view of this, she is so beautiful from the point of view of others that many are stunned or even scared, first met her. All this together with her devoted character makes her an ideal woman and wife, which looks somewhat disturbing in connection with the BrotherSisterIncest character of the story.
3rd Apr '17 1:04:03 PM mouschilight
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** Hinata Hyuuga. She may seem pretty weird at first, but [[RavenHairIvorySkin she has very pale skin and long dark hair]] after the TimeSkip. Not only that, she is also exceptionally kind, polite, and soft-spoken to everyone, and she is [[DevotedToYou 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 Chunin Exams preliminaries she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him (thanks to Naruto cheering her on), she told him so to his face, even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death (and he almost did). In the Invasion of Pain arc, she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew her own death was the most likely outcome. Finally, in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she [[spoiler: does her best to fight [[BigBad Toneri]] off for [[BigSisterInstinct the sake of her little sister]], reclaims said sister's stolen eyes, ''and'' not only ''finally'' became Naruto's girlfriend, but his BattleCouple partner.]]

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** Hinata Hyuuga.Hyuga. She may seem pretty weird at first, but [[RavenHairIvorySkin she has very pale skin and long dark hair]] after the TimeSkip. Not only that, she is also exceptionally kind, polite, and soft-spoken to everyone, and she is [[DevotedToYou 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 Chunin Exams preliminaries she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him (thanks to Naruto cheering her on), she told him so to his face, even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death (and he almost did). In the Invasion of Pain arc, she stepped out against Pain because of her love for Naruto, even though she knew her own death was the most likely outcome. Finally, in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she [[spoiler: does her best to fight [[BigBad Toneri]] off for [[BigSisterInstinct the sake of her little sister]], reclaims said sister's stolen eyes, ''and'' and not only ''finally'' became Naruto's girlfriend, but his BattleCouple partner.]]
3rd Apr '17 12:56:29 PM mouschilight
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** 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.]]

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** Hinata Hyuuga. She may seem pretty weird at first first, but [[RavenHairIvorySkin she has that very pale skin and long dark hair]] after the time skip has long dark hair, but not TimeSkip. Not only that that, she is also exceptionally kind, polite, and soft-spoken to everyone, and she is [[DevotedToYou devoted to Naruto[[spoiler:, whom 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 Chunin Exams preliminaries she correctly guessed Neji's ''actual'' psychological problems and, once she stopped fearing him, him (thanks to Naruto cheering her on), she told him so to his face face, even when she knew he'd surely snap and beat her to death (and he almost did), in did). In the Invasion of Pain arc 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 outcome. Finally, in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' she [[spoiler: does her best to fight Toneri [[BigBad Toneri]] off for [[BigSisterInstinct the sake of her little sister, sister]], reclaims said sister's stolen eyes, ''and'' not only ''finally'' became Naruto's girlfriend, but his BattleCouple partner.]]
29th Mar '17 10:00:11 AM Nat567
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** [[BrokenBird Konan]] was this towards Yahiko and Nagato. When Jiraiya and the Sannin left, things for the Ame Orphan's went quickly downhill. Overtime Konan became devoted to the two men, to the point of accepting [[spoiler: Nagato becoming Pain using Yahiko's body as a weaponized remnant.]] In the end, Konan's loyalty to Pain was the last obstacle [[spoiler: Tobi needed to destroy and reclaim the Rinnegan.]]
18th Mar '17 9:27:56 PM CosmicFerret
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** 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.

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** 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 UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian community. She's also colder than the standard due to her DarkAndTroubledPast, but slowly [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] with Sanosuke's help.
17th Mar '17 10:25:10 AM secretfan14
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** 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.

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** 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}} [[CuteClumsyGirl accident-prone]] and ObliviousToLove, but she's likely to grow up into one.
6th Mar '17 11:14:05 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** 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

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** 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: 92



* 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).

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* 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).3).



** 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).

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** 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).4).



** 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

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** 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: 85



* ''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]].

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* ''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]].(count: 6)



* ''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.

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* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' has ''three'' of these. First we have the Takakura matriarch, Chiemi, who has the voice (Creator/KikukoInoue count: 13).7). 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.



* 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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* 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)8)



** [[spoiler:Dawn's Togekiss]] was originally trained by a princess. Bonus points for being voiced by you-know-who (count: 10)!

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** [[spoiler:Dawn's Togekiss]] was originally trained by a princess. Bonus points for being voiced by you-know-who (count: 10)!9)!



** 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

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** 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: 410



** 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

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** 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: 511



* ''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"]].

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* ''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).12). However, she's not [[GagBoobs "modestly endowed"]].



** 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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** 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).13). [[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.]]



* The Boss from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''. A mother figure to everyone in her QuirkyMinibossSquad and a literal mom to one of them. It is precisely her absolutely unwavering sense of loyalty and duty that compels her- clearly against her own instincts- to sacrifice her own men and ultimately condemn herself to being forever remembered as a traitor- all for the sake of protecting her country, accomplishing her mission, and averting a nuclear holocaust. Guess who does her voice? (count: 15)

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* The Boss from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3''. A mother figure to everyone in her QuirkyMinibossSquad and a literal mom to one of them. It is precisely her absolutely unwavering sense of loyalty and duty that compels her- clearly against her own instincts- to sacrifice her own men and ultimately condemn herself to being forever remembered as a traitor- all for the sake of protecting her country, accomplishing her mission, and averting a nuclear holocaust. Guess who does her voice? (count: 15)14)



* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'': Tytti Norbuck this despite being Finnish and her actual job (an F-1 Racer), she's incredibly loyal, homely, graceful and in La Gias she's more into its politics, as well as being [[TokenWholesome the most properly and modestly dressed lady while surrounded with a lot of skin-revealing buxom ladies (while she's also buxom herself)]]. Now if only she didn't have a weird sense of taste, thereby guaranteeing anything she cooks will [[LethalChef suck]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 16

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'': Tytti Norbuck this despite being Finnish and her actual job (an F-1 Racer), she's incredibly loyal, homely, graceful and in La Gias she's more into its politics, as well as being [[TokenWholesome the most properly and modestly dressed lady while surrounded with a lot of skin-revealing buxom ladies (while she's also buxom herself)]]. Now if only she didn't have a weird sense of taste, thereby guaranteeing anything she cooks will [[LethalChef suck]]. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 1615



** Virgilia is an elegant witch and Beatrice's mentor who will drop more than a few hints in order help Battler succeed. For a bonus, [[Creator/KikukoInoue yep, she's voiced by *her* (count: 17).]]

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** Virgilia is an elegant witch and Beatrice's mentor who will drop more than a few hints in order help Battler succeed. For a bonus, [[Creator/KikukoInoue yep, she's voiced by *her* (count: 17).16).]]



** [[IllGirl Nagisa Furukawa]] and her mother Sanae. Sanae-san's main flaws as a ''yamato nadeshiko'' is that she's a [[LethalChef Lethal Baker]] [[spoiler: and that, in the anime series, she becomes a StepfordSmiler who doesn't allow herself to grieve for the dead Nagisa in the name of raising Nagisa and Tomoya's daughter Ushio as best as possible.]] Nagisa is more of a ShrinkingViolet, but slowly evolves into one and it shows VERY well when she gives a VERY scaringly stressed Tomoya a rather fierce CooldownHug to calm him down. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 18

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** [[IllGirl Nagisa Furukawa]] and her mother Sanae. Sanae-san's main flaws as a ''yamato nadeshiko'' is that she's a [[LethalChef Lethal Baker]] [[spoiler: and that, in the anime series, she becomes a StepfordSmiler who doesn't allow herself to grieve for the dead Nagisa in the name of raising Nagisa and Tomoya's daughter Ushio as best as possible.]] Nagisa is more of a ShrinkingViolet, but slowly evolves into one and it shows VERY well when she gives a VERY scaringly stressed Tomoya a rather fierce CooldownHug to calm him down. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 1817



* Uraha in ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'': Though it isn't explicitly stated, she invokes and parodies this trope on purpose. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 19

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* Uraha in ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'': Though it isn't explicitly stated, she invokes and parodies this trope on purpose. Creator/KikukoInoue count: 1918



[[RunningGagged Final]] Creator/KikukoInoue count: 19

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[[RunningGagged Final]] Creator/KikukoInoue count: 1918
28th Feb '17 2:04:47 PM PadmaPhala
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Expect her name to end in "-ko" [子] or "-bi" [美], which mean "child" and "beauty", respectively.[[labelnote:Protip]]"-ko" in words is analogous to the Western suffix "-ette"/"-elle"/"-ine" in making any name feminine.[[/labelnote]] Less subtle examples might even use ''Nadeshiko'' for the MeaningfulName factor.

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Expect her name to end in "-ko" [子] or "-bi" "-bi", "-mi" [美], which mean "child" and "beauty", respectively.[[labelnote:Protip]]"-ko" in words is analogous to the Western suffix "-ette"/"-elle"/"-ine" in making any name feminine.[[/labelnote]] Less subtle examples might even use ''Nadeshiko'' for the MeaningfulName factor.
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