History OlderThanTheyLook / AnimeAndManga

12th Feb '16 3:00:22 AM SSJMagus
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** Shakuyaku looks like a rather young woman, but she's actually a RetiredBadass who quit piracy ''forty'' years prior to the start of the story.
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** Shakuyaku looks like a rather young woman, but she's actually a RetiredBadass who quit piracy ''forty'' years prior to the start of the story. A flashback to twenty years before the start of the story shows that she looked ''absolutely identical'' back then, suggesting that [[TheAgeless she might simply not age at all]].
26th Jan '16 9:39:23 AM Willbyr
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* Tsubasa Shibahime from ''KareKano'' is a high schooler like the rest of the cast, but looks like she's twelve. * Mitsukuni Haninozuka from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' looks and acts like a 10-year old to appeal to the {{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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* Tsubasa Shibahime from ''KareKano'' ''Manga/KareKano'' is a high schooler like the rest of the cast, but looks like she's twelve. * Mitsukuni Haninozuka from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' looks and acts like a 10-year old to appeal to the {{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.

* Thorkell from ''VinlandSaga'' is a more realistic example than most but he still in no way looks like he's in his fifties.
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* Thorkell from ''VinlandSaga'' ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' is a more realistic example than most but he still in no way looks like he's in his fifties.
26th Jan '16 4:27:15 AM Adept
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* [[spoiler: Cassian]] from CountCain's growth was stunted such that he looks twelve or so but is an adult. This being a vaguely-[[VictorianBritain Victorian]] world, he wound up working in the circus for a while.
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* [[spoiler: Cassian]] from CountCain's ''Manga/CountCain'''s growth was stunted such that he looks twelve or so but is an adult. This being a vaguely-[[VictorianBritain Victorian]] world, he wound up working in the circus for a while.
21st Jan '16 8:10:49 PM Adept
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* The title character of ''KamichamaKarin'', as well as her TrueCompanions, are all in the seventh grade, but look to be no older than seven, while other characters such as Kirio Karasuma and Kirika Karasuma look to be around sixteen, even though they are only [[YoungerThanTheyLook one year older than the main cast]].
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* The title character of ''KamichamaKarin'', ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', as well as her TrueCompanions, are all in the seventh grade, but look to be no older than seven, while other characters such as Kirio Karasuma and Kirika Karasuma look to be around sixteen, even though they are only [[YoungerThanTheyLook one year older than the main cast]].

* Hagu from ''HoneyAndClover'' is apparently 18 at the begining of the series, despite looking ''and acting'' like an 8-year old -- which doesn't keep some guys from falling in love with her.
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* Hagu from ''HoneyAndClover'' ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'' is apparently 18 at the begining of the series, despite looking ''and acting'' like an 8-year old -- which doesn't keep some guys from falling in love with her.

* Presumably the first Club President of ''{{Genshiken}}'', who later turns out to have been the ''only'' Club President the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture had ever had until he handed it off to Madarame. The members briefly speculated how old the Prez actually was after finding manga books in the clubroom that date back to 1987.
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* Presumably the first Club President of ''{{Genshiken}}'', ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'', who later turns out to have been the ''only'' Club President the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture had ever had until he handed it off to Madarame. The members briefly speculated how old the Prez actually was after finding manga books in the clubroom that date back to 1987.
17th Jan '16 6:29:23 PM nombretomado
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* Reiji Miyabi (aka Head) from ''StarDriver'' appears to be about 15 to 17 years old. Flashbacks to the time when he [[spoiler:fathered his now 15-year old son, Takuto Tsunashi,]] suggest he's at least twice that age, if not much older.
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* Reiji Miyabi (aka Head) from ''StarDriver'' ''Anime/StarDriver'' appears to be about 15 to 17 years old. Flashbacks to the time when he [[spoiler:fathered his now 15-year old son, Takuto Tsunashi,]] suggest he's at least twice that age, if not much older.
15th Jan '16 4:49:16 AM Goukenimaru
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* Aur the protagonist from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'' was an old man at the end of his lifespan by the time he finished his mana potion, rejuvenating himself was the first thing Aur did with his new immense power. Also the many demons and other races seen in the series.
7th Jan '16 12:53:20 PM Gamermaster
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*** Ditto for Momoko Takamachi, who still looks like she's in her twenties during her cameo in [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]], despite being 47. Coincidentally, all three of them are Vivio's adoptive grandmothers.
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*** Ditto for Momoko Takamachi, who still looks like she's in her twenties during her cameo in [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]], ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'', despite being 47. Coincidentally, all three of them are Vivio's adoptive grandmothers.
5th Jan '16 9:57:16 AM Willbyr
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* Yukiya from ''OkaneGaNai'' is hit seriously with uke stereotypes. He's an eighteen year old college student but looks more like a twelve year old boy, or a [[DudeLooksLikeALady eighteen year old woman]].
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* Yukiya from ''OkaneGaNai'' ''Manga/OkaneGaNai'' is hit seriously with uke stereotypes. He's an eighteen year old college student but looks more like a twelve year old boy, or a [[DudeLooksLikeALady eighteen year old woman]].
29th Dec '15 3:33:26 AM Katherine-Sanderson
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** Shown in chapter 215 to be true of [[spoiler:Allen]] as well. [[spoiler:The Fourteenth is shown wondering why Allen's body hadn't aged in the last 35 years.]]
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** Shown in chapter 215 to be true of [[spoiler:Allen]] as well. [[spoiler:The Fourteenth is shown wondering why Allen's body hadn't aged in the last 35 years.years and comments that it has in fact gotten younger.]]

** Sugar, an agent from Donquixote Pirates, is an interesting example. While she has the body and looks of a 10-12 year old girl, she is actually 22 years old. This is due to [[Creepy Child her eating Hobby Hobby Fruit]] which makes her stick at the age at which she ate the fruit, [[ LittleMissBadass but still no less a fighter]]. Trebol and Lao G lampshade this.
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** Sugar, an agent from Donquixote Pirates, is an interesting example. While she has the body and looks of a 10-12 year old girl, she is actually 22 years old. This is due to [[Creepy Child [[CreepyChild her eating Hobby Hobby Fruit]] which makes her stick at the age at which she ate the fruit, [[ LittleMissBadass [[LittleMissBadass but still no less a fighter]]. Trebol and Lao G lampshade this.

* Natsu from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is hinted to be this, although nothing's been confirmed yet. During the Fighting Festival Arc, [[spoiler:he gets trapped with Master Makarov by a spell that only affects people over the age of 80]]... but the confusing part is that he's shown to have grown up normally in the past few years. [[spoiler:This could be because at that time he and the other dragon slayers had their dragon parents [[ItMakesSenseInContext in their bodies]] and the dragons were probably older than 80]]. [[spoiler:Natsu could still count though seeing as he's END, one of Zeref's demons]].
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* Natsu from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is hinted to be this, although nothing's been confirmed yet. During the Fighting Festival Arc, [[spoiler:he gets trapped with Master Makarov by a spell that only affects people over the age of 80]]... but the confusing part is that he's shown to have grown up normally in the past few years. [[spoiler:This could be because at that time he and the other dragon slayers had their dragon parents [[ItMakesSenseInContext in their bodies]] and the dragons were probably older than 80]]. [[spoiler:Natsu could still count though seeing as he's END, one of Zeref's demons]].[[spoiler:Now it's been revealed that Natsu and the other dragon slayers are actually ''from'' 400 years ago but unknowingly used timetravel to get to present day]].
27th Dec '15 4:37:25 PM nombretomado
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* The AffablyEvil priest Rezo from ''{{Slayers}}'' is the [[Really700YearsOld century-old]] great-grandfather of one of the protagonists, Zelgadis; aside from the two barely-noticable boney lines under his eyes, he looks to be more in his late forties or early fifties. [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]] lampshades this when he appears in the first LightNovel, describing him as looking "both young and old at the same time."
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* The AffablyEvil priest Rezo from ''{{Slayers}}'' ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' is the [[Really700YearsOld century-old]] great-grandfather of one of the protagonists, Zelgadis; aside from the two barely-noticable boney lines under his eyes, he looks to be more in his late forties or early fifties. [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]] lampshades this when he appears in the first LightNovel, describing him as looking "both young and old at the same time."
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