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22nd Aug '17 8:42:15 AM Pichu-kun
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* Lain from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' is fourteen however seems younger than her similarly-aged friends. She's noticeably shorter (barely taller than the elementary-aged Taro) and more babyfaced then them. She's also less developed physically than Alice and the others. Her childishness is pronounced by her bear pyjamas and her [[AllGirlsLoveStuffedAnimals stuffed animals]]. In the [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]], Lain barely looks different between eleven and fourteen.

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* Lain from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' is fourteen however seems younger than her similarly-aged friends. She's noticeably shorter (barely taller than the elementary-aged Taro) and more babyfaced then them. She's also less developed physically than Alice and the others. Her childishness is pronounced by her bear pyjamas and her [[AllGirlsLoveStuffedAnimals [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals stuffed animals]]. In the [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]], Lain barely looks different between eleven and fourteen.
22nd Aug '17 8:39:22 AM Pichu-kun
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* Lain from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' is fourteen however seems younger than her similarly-aged friends. She's noticeably shorter (barely taller than the elementary-aged Taro) and more babyfaced then them. She's also less developed physically than Alice and the others. Her childishness is pronounced by her bear pyjamas and her [[AllGirlsLoveStuffedAnimals stuffed animals]]. In the [[VideoGame/SerialExperimentsLain video game]], Lain barely looks different between eleven and fourteen.
6th Aug '17 4:59:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Minnie-May Hopkins from ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' took "growth retarding" drugs in order to appeal to a certain type of clientele in a brothel. However, this is ''supposed'' to be {{squick}}y to the viewers. It squicked out the American editors so much they reversed it in their translation so she's taking drugs to ''counter'' an unnamed medical condition. In the English version, May had tried to make herself look older than she was in childhood in order to not {{squick}} her adult boyfriend so much (he was {{Lolicon}}, but understandably had serious issues about the morality of their relationship) but it backfired, leaving her first looking older than she was, but not growing an inch since.

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* Minnie-May Hopkins from ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' took "growth retarding" drugs in order to appeal to a certain type of clientele in a brothel. However, this is ''supposed'' to be {{squick}}y to the viewers. It squicked out the American editors so much they reversed it in their translation so she's taking drugs to ''counter'' an unnamed medical condition. In the English version, May had tried to make herself look older than she was in childhood in order to not {{squick}} her adult boyfriend so much (he was {{Lolicon}}, a paedophile, but understandably had serious issues about the morality of their relationship) but it backfired, leaving her first looking older than she was, but not growing an inch since.



** Every single female character (and males, discounting [[{{Lolicon}} Konata's dad]]). PuniPlush can do that for you.
** The extreme cases fell on Konata, Kanata and Yutaka -- their heights are 1.42 m, 1.43 m and 1.38 m respectively[[note]] For those of you less familiar with metric, that's 4'8", 4'8¼", and 4'6" respectively[[/note]]. The relation between this trope and {{Lolicon}} has been thoroughly explored: Kanata is the (deceased) wife of Soujiro, and Konata wore SchoolSwimsuit to attract "[[{{Lolicon}} people with special interests]]" in the BeachEpisode, and when Yutaka lamented her lack of boyfriend due to being an {{ill|Girl}} [[OlderThanTheyLook fauxli]], Konata told her that a lot of people are looking for her, ''should she not choose''... Yutaka's [[CheerfulChild demeanor]], and the fact that she and [[MoeCouplet her interactions]] with [[HugeSchoolgirl Minami]] seem ''[[ShoutOut very]]'' {{s|houtOut}}imilar to [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh another yonkoma-based anime with an]] ''[[Manga/AzumangaDaioh actual]]'' [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh child]] don't help her case--even the mangaka shouted that out when Yutaka introduced herself in front of the class, and gave her [[GirlishPigtails pigtails]].

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** Every single female character (and males, discounting [[{{Lolicon}} [[ComedicLolicon Konata's dad]]). PuniPlush can do that for you.
** The extreme cases fell on Konata, Kanata and Yutaka -- their heights are 1.42 m, 1.43 m and 1.38 m respectively[[note]] For those of you less familiar with metric, that's 4'8", 4'8¼", and 4'6" respectively[[/note]]. The relation between this trope and {{Lolicon}} ComedicLolicon has been thoroughly explored: Kanata is the (deceased) wife of Soujiro, and Konata wore SchoolSwimsuit to attract "[[{{Lolicon}} people "people with special interests]]" interests" in the BeachEpisode, and when Yutaka lamented her lack of boyfriend due to being an {{ill|Girl}} [[OlderThanTheyLook fauxli]], Konata told her that a lot of people are looking for her, ''should she not choose''... Yutaka's [[CheerfulChild demeanor]], and the fact that she and [[MoeCouplet her interactions]] with [[HugeSchoolgirl Minami]] seem ''[[ShoutOut very]]'' {{s|houtOut}}imilar to [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh another yonkoma-based anime with an]] ''[[Manga/AzumangaDaioh actual]]'' [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh child]] don't help her case--even the mangaka shouted that out when Yutaka introduced herself in front of the class, and gave her [[GirlishPigtails pigtails]].



* In [[Manga/MidoriDays Inoue]] [[Manga/AiKora Kazurou's]] short story ''Aoi Destruction'', the titular father of the main character is 38 years old, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/aoi_destruction/v01/c001/9.html yet]] looks like a little girl. His late wife, in contrast, was apparently quite masculine in appearance. [[{{Lolicon}} The problem with that should be obvious.]]

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* In [[Manga/MidoriDays Inoue]] [[Manga/AiKora Kazurou's]] short story ''Aoi Destruction'', the titular father of the main character is 38 years old, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/aoi_destruction/v01/c001/9.html yet]] looks like a little girl. His late wife, in contrast, was apparently quite masculine in appearance. [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt The problem with that should be obvious.]]



* Chiyo Sakura from ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' gets this, as she's very short. Seo even accuses Nozaki of being a {{Lolicon}} after she notices him hanging around Sakura.

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* Chiyo Sakura from ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' gets this, as she's very short. Seo even accuses Nozaki of being a {{Lolicon}} paedophile after she notices him hanging around Sakura.
1st Aug '17 7:11:01 AM gadeel
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* Downplayed in ''Literature/SoundEuphonium''. Yuuko is very girly and looks as if she were younger because of her [[HairDecorations ribbon]] and the way she conducts herself; thing is, she is actually of average height, but she hangs out with [[SenpaiKohai Kaori]], who is almost a head taller than her.
16th Jul '17 2:34:51 AM miraitrunks766
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** The Pilaf Gang - Emperor Pilaf, Shu and Mai - are all chronologically older than Bulma, likely by several years. However, thanks to a badly worded wish, they were given child bodies whilst their adult minds and memories remain.
12th Jun '17 8:55:27 AM Fuyumoto
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* Kōran, the heroine of ''Mikado no Shihō'' looks much younger than her actual age of eighteen, causing her to [[RunningGag repeatedly]] [[InsistentTerminology remind]] everybody else that no, she is not a child. [[spoiler: And then there is tall and handsome Shiki who is really ''[[YoungerThanTheyLook seventeen]]'', younger than the heroine herself.]]
25th Apr '17 10:19:22 PM Gamermaster
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* Dragons in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' are all {{Time Abyss}}es, but the only indications Iruru is any older than [[TokenMiniMoe Kanna]] are her GagBoobs. This is due to Iruru having poorer shapeshifting abilities than the other dragons, resulting in her unbalanced appearance. She's actually around the same age as Tohru.
17th Apr '17 4:54:25 PM rjd1922
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* Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' looks and acts like a 10-year old to appeal to the [[LolicaonAndShotacon Shotacon]] crowd, but is really 17/18 years old, and therefore, the oldest member of the club. At one point he infiltrates the elementary school section of Ouran just by wearing his old uniform.

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* Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' looks and acts like a 10-year old to appeal to the [[LolicaonAndShotacon [[LoliconAndShotacon Shotacon]] crowd, but is really 17/18 years old, and therefore, the oldest member of the club. At one point he infiltrates the elementary school section of Ouran just by wearing his old uniform.
17th Apr '17 4:47:43 PM rjd1922
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* Mitsukuni Haninozuka from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' looks and acts like a 10-year old to appeal to the [[{{Lolicon}} Shotacon]] crowd, but is really 17/18 years old, and therefore, the oldest member of the club. At one point he infiltrates the elementary school section of Ouran just by wearing his old uniform.

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* Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' looks and acts like a 10-year old to appeal to the [[{{Lolicon}} [[LolicaonAndShotacon Shotacon]] crowd, but is really 17/18 years old, and therefore, the oldest member of the club. At one point he infiltrates the elementary school section of Ouran just by wearing his old uniform.
27th Mar '17 1:56:57 PM Willbyr
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* Kirin from ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' is often mistaken as an elementary school student. Due to a lack of ComicBookTime, she started as an eighth-grader and is currently (as of April 2015) a tenth-grader.

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* Kirin from ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' is often mistaken as an elementary school student. Due to a lack of ComicBookTime, she started as an eighth-grader and is currently (as of April 2015) a tenth-grader.
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