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31st Jan '17 4:43:57 AM Rhapsody
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** And why hasn't any character ever commented on Nnoitra's spoon getup? Every other character wears moderately normal clothes for the setting, but Nnoitra's outfit is downright bizarre.
*** Maybe they just don't want their ass handed to them. Nnoitra's not exactly the friendliest guy on the planet, mind.
** When in the Karakura Town, nobody ever questions why Ikkaku is carrying a wooden sword around. Nobody ever questions Yumichika's face feathers. Averted with Hitsugaya, nobody ever mentions his age or hair color, but other Shinigami warn him about how weird him just walking around would look.
*** When they (Toshiro, Rangiku, Ikkaku, Yumichika, Renji) go to Ichigo's school the other students do comment on Yumichika's feathers and the fact that Toshiro looks like an elementry school student.
*** Keigo did wonder why Ikkaku is carrying a sword around. In response, Ikkaku threatens him. This is probably why nobody else brought it up.
** A good example would be that nobody really seems to care about Sajin Komamura being a humanoid wolf (characters mistake him for a dog but aren't bothered by - in fact, ''Komamura'' is the most bothered of all). A few characters mentioned noticing it, some villains taunt him for it, and the omakes pinpoint him as being an animal lover partially because of it... but not one person ever asks him what exactly he ''is.''

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** And why Why hasn't any character ever commented on Nnoitra's spoon getup? Every other character wears moderately normal clothes for the setting, but Nnoitra's outfit is downright bizarre.
*** Maybe they just don't want their ass handed to them. Nnoitra's
bizarre. (Nnoitra's not exactly the friendliest guy on the planet, mind.
so possible they just don't want their ass handed to them.)
** When in the shinigami team lead by Hitsugaya comes to Karakura Town, although the students make comments on everybody's appearances (Renji's tattoos, Hitsugaya looking like a kid, Matsumoto's large chest, Yumichika's feathers and Ikkaku's bald head), nobody ever but Keigo questions why Ikkaku is carrying a wooden sword around. Nobody ever questions Yumichika's face feathers. Averted with Hitsugaya, nobody ever mentions his age or hair color, but other Shinigami warn him about how weird him just walking around would look.
*** When they (Toshiro, Rangiku, Ikkaku, Yumichika, Renji) go
(in response to Ichigo's school the other students do comment on Yumichika's feathers and the fact that Toshiro looks like an elementry school student.
*** Keigo did wonder why Ikkaku is carrying a sword around. In response,
Keigo, Ikkaku threatens him. This him, which is probably why nobody else brought brings it up.
up).
** A good example would be that nobody really seems to care about Sajin Komamura being a humanoid wolf (characters mistake him for a dog but aren't bothered by - in fact, ''Komamura'' is the most bothered of all). A few characters mentioned noticing it, some villains taunt him for it, and the omakes pinpoint him as being an animal lover partially because of it... but not one person ever asks him what exactly he ''is.'''' One of the databooks states that despite giving up his helmet which hid his face, "no one seems to care or notice".
16th Nov '16 2:45:03 PM wootzits
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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Rei Ayanami's albinism goes unmentioned, even by Asuka. This is especially odd since the show goes for fairly normal color schemes. This can be justified, as Rei's look is arguably one of her ''least'' odd aspects. Considering her other traits, it's possible no one would pay much notice her odd appearance, though you'd still expect [[{{Jerkass}} Asuka]] to remark on it. Similar remarks apply to Kaworu, though the circumstances of his arrival mean that his pigmentation problems are the least of the characters' concerns.
* ''Anime/FairyMusketeers'' brings us a girl wearing an odd costume, another girl with UnusualEars, and the above-mentioned blue wolf, which is apparently easily mistaken for a dog. The dog/wolf confusion seems especially common given Japanese wolves have been extinct for a while. The point remains, however. Blue. Armor. ''Talks.'' However, the one time he DID talk in public (i.e. to a bunch of {{Muggle}}s), he got a TV appearance. The rest of the time they seem to be mistaken for Cosplayers, judging by the one time they won a competition unknowningly.



* ''Manga/LoveHina'': Motoko walking around with a sword is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange phenomena are passed off with a casual note -- Tama-chan the turtle's flying is acknowledged with an off-hand comment. It's usually Keitaro's job to notice such things, like mild amazement when he finds a full-blown jungle growing in Kaolla's room.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is chock full of people not noticing things that are blatantly extraordinary or at least very rare.
** Asuna's completely heterochromia is never commented on. Ever. The only time it's even indirectly referred to is when it turns out [[spoiler:queen Arika, her 'sister,']] also has mismatched eyes. Which, again, are not commented on, nor is the connection actually noted. They both just share the trait.
** While most of the weirdness in is under the surface, few of the girls in Negi's class ever seem to notice or comment upon Chachamaru's very obvious robotic construction, at least at first. One of the students, Chisame Hasegawa, is one of the few to notice all the oddities around here and gets angry because she doesn't understand how anybody can not notice all the weirdness, especially things like Chachamaru obviously being a robot. The two eventually become best friends but it still frustrates her to no end.
** Another example is that, early on, no one sees anything strange about the empty seat for Sayo, who is mentioned on the class roll with "1940-: Don't move her seat" noted. It took months for anyone to catch on that she was a ghost student and had been there the whole time, though to be fair it's extremely difficult to even notice her.
** Magic itself is part of TheMasquerade, but magic students and teachers only have to make a token effort to hide what they are. During the Mahora Festival arc, it's explicitly said that normal humans have an innate skepticism towards magic; it takes a rather massive spell to break through it and even then only extends to giving the idea serious consideration rather than making them believe in it.
** It also helps that the Mahora Academy definition of normal includes such things as TheWorldTree, {{Ninja}}, KiAttacks, the Military Fan Club that owns their own V-22 Osprey (not to mention ''tanks''), and an engineering club that can build a fully functional Mecha-''T.Rex'' just for giggles. After stuff like that, having a classmate with robot antennae doesn't seem all that strange.
** When Mana is seen shooting around 10 people with special knock out rounds to prevent people from abusing the world tree's magic, people started to notice, which she waves them off saying that they were shooting a movie. And later in the Magic World people HandWave an epic fight going on around them as "are they shooting a movie?" and just continue walking. It should be noted that on the fringes of Magic World civilization, the typical response is usually "Oh, just another fight."
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', there is Mion Sonozaki, who never leaves the house without her gun, which is highly visibly placed in her highly visible shoulder holster. No one ever seems to notice or to care. Her gun was so unnoticable that the remakes of the visual novel scrapped it because it didn't do anything. Possibly justified by the fact that she's a MafiaPrincess (and well-known as such in the tightly-knit village.) Also everyone knows it's not actually a real gun but an Airsoft.
** Usually in omakes, and official art, but we often see Rika [[spoiler:holding bottles of "[[DrowningMySorrows something]]"]] in front of her friends. They don't question her, or appear to notice.
** Absolutely nobody notices or makes mention of Hanyuu's horns. Miyo actually does once in the visual novels though [[spoiler:and in the past Hanyuu having horns was a reason she was ostracized.]]
* When ''Manga/InuYasha'' travels to the present time, Kagome always covers his dog ears yet doesn't bother to hide his fangs, claws, etc. Other people don't seem to mind about a barefoot man with long white hair walking down a street with a sword. [[YourCostumeNeedsWork Many seem to think he is just a cosplayer]].
* In ''Manga/MamotteShugogetten'', no one seems to think it is out of the ordinary for inanimate objects to come to life, giants to stand in the city street, dragons to fly into a school, or any other of the ridiculously outlandish things the spirits do.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when the Wolkenritter visit the hospital no one seems to mind the GIANT BLUE WOLF hanging out with little girls, Or that Arf's red. It's also worth mentioning that nobody seems to take note that Hayate's "family" are all obviously foreigners, while Hayate herself is Japanese.
** Zafira doesn't go to the hospital very often, but the first time the Wolkenritter are there, while Ishida notes how they're strangely dressed (Hayate notes that they're from an unspecified far off country and are dressed in costume), she doesn't notice his ears or tail. At the end of A's, Zafira starts learning how to turn into a puppy.
* The most anyone tends to find strange about the Medicine Peddler in ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' is his exorcism tools and (in a more modern setting) clothing. Not his pale skin, blond hair, [[UnusualEars pointy ears]], or FacialMarkings. On the other hand, it's implied that people are just too self-interested to pay him much mind.
** In the last story arc, which takes place during Japan's modernization period his appearance is commented on by one of the characters, and he responds that a person who sells folk remedies has to look exotic to get customers. Not that it explains his inhuman body features, but a WeirdnessCensor may be in effect there. His deceptively small sword sometimes draws comments in the Feudal period as well, since as a merchant he shouldn't have the right to carry one.

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* ''Manga/LoveHina'': Motoko walking around In the first episode of ''LightNovel/AmagiBrilliantPark'', Sento Isuzu suddenly pulls a gun on Kanie in public and threatens him into going on a date with her. The passerby stare for a sword is just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange phenomena are passed off with a casual note -- Tama-chan the turtle's flying is acknowledged with an off-hand comment. It's usually Keitaro's job to notice such things, like mild amazement when he finds a full-blown jungle growing in Kaolla's room.
few seconds and then continue about their business.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is chock full of people not noticing things that are blatantly extraordinary or at least very rare.
** Asuna's completely heterochromia is never
In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', while Yuri's appearance ''is'' commented on. Ever. The only time it's even indirectly referred to is when it turns out [[spoiler:queen Arika, her 'sister,']] also has mismatched eyes. Which, again, are not commented on, nor is the connection actually noted. They both just share the trait.
** While most of the weirdness in is under the surface, few of the girls in Negi's class ever seem to notice or comment upon Chachamaru's very obvious robotic construction, at least at first. One of the students, Chisame Hasegawa, is one of the few to notice all the oddities around here and gets angry because she doesn't understand how anybody can not notice all the weirdness, especially things like Chachamaru obviously being a robot. The two eventually become best friends but it still frustrates her to no end.
** Another example is that, early on, no one sees anything strange about the empty seat for Sayo, who is mentioned
on the class roll with "1940-: Don't move her seat" noted. It took months for anyone to catch on that she was a ghost student and had been there the whole time, though to be fair it's extremely difficult to even notice her.
** Magic itself is part of TheMasquerade, but magic students and teachers only have to make a token effort to hide what they are. During the Mahora Festival arc, it's explicitly said that normal humans have an innate skepticism towards magic; it takes a rather massive spell to break through it and even then only extends to giving the idea serious consideration rather than making them believe in it.
** It also helps that the Mahora Academy definition of normal includes such things as TheWorldTree, {{Ninja}}, KiAttacks, the Military Fan Club that owns their own V-22 Osprey (not to mention ''tanks''), and an engineering club that can build a fully functional Mecha-''T.Rex'' just for giggles. After stuff like that, having a classmate with robot antennae doesn't seem all that strange.
** When Mana is seen shooting around 10 people with special knock out rounds to prevent people from abusing the world tree's magic, people started to notice, which she waves them off saying that they were shooting a movie. And later in the Magic World people HandWave an epic fight going on around them as "are they shooting a movie?" and just continue walking. It should be noted that on the fringes of Magic World civilization, the typical response is usually "Oh, just another fight."
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', there is Mion Sonozaki, who never leaves the house without her gun, which is highly visibly placed in her highly visible shoulder holster. No one ever seems to notice or to care. Her gun was so unnoticable that the remakes of the visual novel scrapped it because it didn't do anything. Possibly justified by the fact
(namely that she's short, pale, and has dark hair), one would think a MafiaPrincess (and well-known as such Japanese woman from modern times showing up in a Bronze Age society in the tightly-knit village.) Also everyone knows it's not actually Middle East would garner a real gun but an Airsoft.
** Usually in omakes, and official art, but we often see Rika [[spoiler:holding bottles of "[[DrowningMySorrows something]]"]] in front of her friends. They don't question her, or appear to notice.
** Absolutely nobody notices or makes mention of Hanyuu's horns. Miyo actually does once in
''little'' more notice. Doubly so since the visual novels though [[spoiler:and in the past Hanyuu having horns was a reason she was ostracized.]]
* When ''Manga/InuYasha'' travels to the present time, Kagome always covers his dog ears yet doesn't bother to hide his fangs, claws, etc. Other people don't seem to mind about a barefoot man with long white hair walking down a street with a sword. [[YourCostumeNeedsWork Many seem to think he is just a cosplayer]].
* In ''Manga/MamotteShugogetten'', no one seems to think it is out of the ordinary for inanimate objects to come to life, giants to stand in the city street, dragons to fly into a school, or any other of the ridiculously outlandish things the spirits do.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when the Wolkenritter visit the hospital no one seems to mind the GIANT BLUE WOLF hanging out with little girls, Or that Arf's red. It's also worth mentioning that nobody seems to take note that Hayate's "family" are all obviously foreigners, while Hayate herself is Japanese.
** Zafira doesn't go to the hospital very often, but the first time the Wolkenritter are there, while Ishida notes how they're strangely dressed (Hayate notes that they're
manga has Yuri drawn as looking distinctively different from an unspecified far off country and are dressed in costume), she doesn't notice his ears or tail. At the end of A's, Zafira starts learning how to turn into a puppy.
* The most anyone tends to find strange about the Medicine Peddler in ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' is his exorcism tools and (in a more modern setting) clothing. Not his pale skin, blond hair, [[UnusualEars pointy ears]], or FacialMarkings. On
the other hand, it's implied that people of Anatolia, most of whom are just too self-interested to pay him much mind.
** In the last story arc, which takes place during Japan's modernization period his appearance is commented on by one of the characters,
considerably taller than her and he responds that a person who sells folk remedies has to look exotic to get customers. Not that it explains his inhuman body features, but a WeirdnessCensor may be in effect there. His deceptively small sword sometimes draws comments in the Feudal period as well, since as a merchant he shouldn't have the right to carry one.lighter hair.



** A good example would be that nobody really seems to care about Sajin Komamura being a humanoid wolf (characters mistake him for a dog but aren't bothered by - in fact, ''Komamura'' is the most bothered of all). A few characters mentioned noticing it, some villains taunt him for it, and the omakes pinpoint him as being an animal lover partially because of it....but not one person ever asks him what exactly he ''is.''
* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the major's outfit is only mentioned once, only because she had no choice but to change out of it and into something even more revealing. Her hair and eyes are never mentioned [[AllThereInTheManual (because it's explained that her visual appearance is that of a popular mass-production cyborg model from a few years back.)]]
* ''Manga/KarakurizoushiAyatsuriSakon''. The main character is a puppeteer who walks around talking to his puppet all hours of the day, and makes it talk back, even arguing with it at times. No character treats him as mentally unbalanced or untrustworthy in any way, to the point where he can question people while trying to solve mysteries, and the people he questions don't say a word about the puppet.
* It's never made clear if the characters in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' are aware of the color of Lelouch's eye [[spoiler:sans contact-lens]], if they don't notice it at all ([[spoiler:Euphemia sure didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary in season one]]), or if the effect is simply for the viewers' benefit (there's evidence both for and against this).

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** A good example would be that nobody really seems to care about Sajin Komamura being a humanoid wolf (characters mistake him for a dog but aren't bothered by - in fact, ''Komamura'' is the most bothered of all). A few characters mentioned noticing it, some villains taunt him for it, and the omakes pinpoint him as being an animal lover partially because of it....it... but not one person ever asks him what exactly he ''is.''
* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the major's outfit is only mentioned once, only because she had no choice but to change out of it and into something even more revealing. Her hair and eyes are never mentioned [[AllThereInTheManual (because it's explained that her visual appearance is that of a popular mass-production cyborg model from a few years back.)]]
* ''Manga/KarakurizoushiAyatsuriSakon''. The main character is a puppeteer
''Manga/{{BECK}}'': Strange Frankenstein dog? Oh, who walks around talking to his puppet all hours of the day, and makes it talk back, even arguing with it at times. No character treats him as mentally unbalanced or untrustworthy in any way, to the point where he can question people while trying to solve mysteries, and the people he questions don't say a word about the puppet.
* It's never made clear if the characters in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' are aware of the color of Lelouch's eye [[spoiler:sans contact-lens]], if they don't notice it at all ([[spoiler:Euphemia sure didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary in season one]]), or if the effect is simply for the viewers' benefit (there's evidence both for and against this).
cares.



* Averted hilariously in ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', in which various characters including man-eating monsters attempt to take advantage of this trope, only to find that people do not turn a blind eye to weirdness happening in their vicinity.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Academy City may be a city where many people have superpowers and crazy stuff happens, but it is rather strange that nobody comments on Last Order wearing nothing but a ragged blanket when she goes into a fast food place.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' is set in a world chock-full with ''normal'' hair and eye colors, yet Chrono can run around with a purple mullet, red eyes, UnusualEars and ''fangs'' and nobody ever seems to be bothered by this. Even if we assume that Chrono's hair and eye color appears normal to the people around him, you'd think ''someone'' would comment on his ears and fangs.
** Also, in general the populace is somehow unaware that demons run around populating their world, even though battles with them often take place in public. There's some hints that the Order is constantly working with the media to keep a lot of stories about their fights with demons under wraps, but you'd think word would get out eventually.
* It's never made clear if the characters in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' are aware of the color of Lelouch's eye [[spoiler:sans contact-lens]], if they don't notice it at all ([[spoiler:Euphemia sure didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary in season one]]), or if the effect is simply for the viewers' benefit (there's evidence both for and against this).



* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is full of this. No one seems to really care that Lala has a tail, that Zastin wears a suit of armor all the time, that Rito has a giant carnivorous plant in his backyard, etc.
** Although no mention of the fact of the plant or Zastin's armor warrents comment, people often comment about Lala's tail. When it is revealed that Lala (and most of the rest of the characters) are aliens, everyone seems just fine with it though (rather than being freaked out, the typical response is along the lines of "that explains a lot"). Which could explain why no one makes a comment about the plant.



*** In regards to Digimon not looking like animals, in ''Tamers'' Digimon is a TV show. It's reasonable to assume that they could just use the "it's a product based on the show" excuse.

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*** In regards to Digimon not looking like animals, in ''Tamers'' Digimon ''Tamers'', ''Digimon'' is a TV show. It's reasonable to assume that they could just use the "it's a product based on the show" excuse.



* In ''Manga/{{BECK}}'': Strange Frankenstein dog? Oh, who cares.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', no one ever comments on the scarf-like trail of fog that hangs over Elsie's neck. It's either this trope or InvisibleToNormals.
** Considering she can use it, among other things, as an InvisibilityCloak, the latter is not too far a stretch.
** No one seems to pay much notice to the giant alarm-skull in her hair, either. She tends to panic when it goes off around humans, so they can probably hear it, but they seem to take "DORODORODORODORO" to mean "IGNORE THIS NOISE."
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' -- The fact that Yugi grows and shrinks a good few inches every time he 'transforms', and everything about [[AnimeHair his hair]].
** WordOfGod says that Yugi's appearance doesn't actually change, the difference in art represents how the Pharaoh has more presence than Yugi. The only person who ever thought they different people was blindfolded at the time, and only heard their voices. Oddly enough, the Paradox Brothers ''do'' react to Yugi's transformation, but never say anything other than gasping and wondering what he was doing, and in the first episode of the anime Kaiba looks shocked. Comments about the hair are rare, and only tend to turn up in the English dub, which sometimes lampshades the odd hair and height difference. It makes sense no-one would mention the hair, since most Yu-Gi-Oh! characters [[AnimeHair don't have room to talk.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{BECK}}'': Strange Frankenstein dog? Oh, who cares.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', no one ever comments on
''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Zigzag when Goku was a child. Some people did freakout when they realized Goku had a monkey tail. Most of
the scarf-like trail of fog that hangs over Elsie's neck. It's either this trope time, however, people didn't seem to care or InvisibleToNormals.
** Considering she can use it, among other things,
just note it as an InvisibilityCloak, unusual quirk.
** People are pretty shocked to discover that Piccolo, a man with green skin and antennae, is an alien. Piccolo himself is shocked to discover this. The same thing happens when they find out that Goku (who used to have a tail and would transform into a giant ape in
the latter full moon) is an alien. Granted, given the [[PettingZooPeople kinds of things walking around]] on Earth in this series that are native to the planet and clearly not too far human, Goku and Piccolo don't stand out all that much. Also, Piccolo was widely believed to be a stretch.
type of demon, which is somewhat common in the Dragon World. His father even called himself the Demon King. With Goku, his friends are not particularly shock that he's an alien. They are shock that he was a vicious alien sent to kill everyone.
** No one seems to pay much notice to Also the appearance of the giant alarm-skull dragon Parunga in her hair, either. She tends to panic West City. At first, the inhabitants of the city are shocked but once they realize it's at Capsule Corp, home of a family of deranged scientists, they ignore it and go on with their daily lives.
** Subverted on several occasions in the series, though. In the Android saga, people NOTICE how weird Androids 19 and 20 look and think they're circus freaks, and not only that,
when it goes off around humans, so Krillin comes flying out of the sky and asks a guy if he saw someone weird, the human's reaction? "You, man, you! You came flying out of the sky, dude!"
** Also, in the Buu/Saiyaman saga, people notice when Gohan speeds down a highway with his Saiyan speed and
they can probably hear it, but also notice when Gohan is gone for long periods of time (particularly Videl). A nice subversion to how most superhero sagas have the characters slip out and no one notices. People also notice Gohan when he's a Super Saiyan and that leads to him having to wear a mask. The most hilarious example of this is when they're playing baseball and Gohan FLIES up in the air to catch it and wonders why everyone's staring at him.
* Although they may just be the artist's way of conveying his personality, Hiruma's pointy ears and fangs go without mention in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.
* ''Anime/FairyMusketeers'' brings us a girl wearing an odd costume, another girl with UnusualEars, and the above-mentioned blue wolf, which is apparently easily mistaken for a dog. The dog/wolf confusion seems especially common given Japanese wolves have been extinct for a while. The point remains, however. Blue. Armor. ''Talks.'' However, the one time he DID talk in public (i.e. to a bunch of {{Muggle}}s), he got a TV appearance. The rest of the time
they seem to take "DORODORODORODORO" be mistaken for Cosplayers, judging by the one time they won a competition unknowningly.
* Only [[OnlySaneMan Lucy]] seems
to mean "IGNORE THIS NOISE."
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' -- The fact
notice that Yugi grows and shrinks a good few inches every time he 'transforms', and everything about [[AnimeHair his hair]].
** WordOfGod says that Yugi's appearance doesn't actually change,
the difference in art represents how the Pharaoh has more presence than Yugi. The only person who ever thought they different people was blindfolded at who work for the time, and only heard their voices. Oddly enough, magic council in ''Manga/FairyTail'' are humanoid frogs.
* ''Anime/FlyingHouse'': is set in Biblical times, but no one ever reacts to
the Paradox Brothers ''do'' react to Yugi's transformation, but never say anything other than gasping and wondering what he was doing, and in flying house itself, the first episode strange clothing, or the robot.
* ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has quite a few chapters where she decides to go back to attending school. Unlike most
of the anime Kaiba looks shocked. Comments about people who see her FrankensteinsMonster appearance, none of the hair are rare, students give her a second glance in these stories, nor do they give her as much flak for her weird surgical procedures. One story had many students casually asking for weirder and only tend weirder cosmetic changes to turn up in their bodies, and the English dub, which sometimes lampshades chapter ends with her becoming one of the odd hair and height difference. It makes sense no-one would mention more normal-looking students on the hair, since most Yu-Gi-Oh! characters [[AnimeHair don't have room to talk.]]campus.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Alphonse Elric seems to both subvert yet fit this trope. He's a giant seven-foot suit of armor who regularly walks the streets with his older brother, but nobody seems to notice or care. Occasionally somebody will ask him about why he "wears" that armor, though, and it's used to comedic effect when someone mistakes him for the Fullmetal Alchemist (who is actually his brother) due to the armor. Otherwise, passers-by pay him no notice.
** Justified by the fact that the Elric boys live in a VERY militaristic state and people assume he is a tall guy that just likes to use an impressive armor, and they immediately freak out when they notice the armor is empty.
** Played hilariously straight in an episode of ''Brotherhood'', while running from the military, Ed transmutes a car because they have its description...into an armored car that looks like a chinese new years dragon...''it works'', granted, they were looking for that car in particular, but the fact they didn't even think that's odd is just mind-blowing.
** The appearances of Hohenheim, Ed, and Alphonse (when not in the armor) should qualify as this, as it's more than likely that they are the [[LastOfHisKind only three people alive]][[note]]Not counting [[BigBad Father]], whose body is a copy of Hohenheim's.[[/note]] with the distinctive Xerxian gold eyes [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow and equally golden]] hair. [[note]]Their hair is actually drawn in a unique way to indicate that it's different from that of blond-haired characters. While blond haired characters have their hair drawn with a black outline, the hair of the Elrics has a yellow outline, because it's ''golden'', rather than blond.[[/note]]



* ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has quite a few chapters where she decides to go back to attending school. Unlike most of the people who see her FrankensteinsMonster appearance, none of the students give her a second glance in these stories, nor do they give her as much flak for her weird surgical procedures. One story had many students casually asking for weirder and weirder cosmetic changes to their bodies, and the chapter ends with her becoming one of the more normal-looking students on the campus.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' brings us Zelgadis, who is a cursed chimera consisting of 1/3 human, 1/3 golem and 1/3 blow demon. This [[CursedWithAwesome gives him rock hard, greenish-bluish skin]], scale-like protrusions all over his body, and literal wire-y hair. In early episodes he makes a few comments about preferring to avoid towns and keeps the hood of his cape up, but in most of the later seasons he walks around just like everyone else and never gets a second glance from the innocent townspeople.
** This is even funnier because in later seasons, the cast heads off to lands where magic is uncommon. Most of the manga spinoffs and the novel series averts this, as shown in his [[ADayInTheLimelight novel special story.]] The aversion in the novels can be a bit odd, though, because there are far more chimeras present there than in the anime or manga.

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* ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has quite In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the major's outfit is only mentioned once, only because she had no choice but to change out of it and into something even more revealing. Her hair and eyes are never mentioned [[AllThereInTheManual (because it's explained that her visual appearance is that of a popular mass-production cyborg model from a few chapters where she decides to go back to attending school. Unlike most of the people who see her FrankensteinsMonster appearance, none of the students give her a second glance in these stories, nor do they give her as much flak for her weird surgical procedures. One story had many students casually asking for weirder and weirder cosmetic changes to their bodies, and the chapter ends with her becoming one of the more normal-looking students on the campus.
years back.)]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' brings us Zelgadis, who is a cursed chimera consisting of 1/3 human, 1/3 golem and 1/3 blow demon. This [[CursedWithAwesome gives him rock hard, greenish-bluish skin]], scale-like protrusions all over his body, and literal wire-y hair. In early episodes he makes a few ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', nobody ever comments on how bizarre Katsura's friend Elizabeth looks; it resembling to be a cross between a BedsheetGhost and a penguin, plus it also seems to just be a costume, as its legs appear to be those of a man's on the odd occasion where they're visible. It's possibly justified by the fact that the world is filled with all the manner of aliens, but even by their standards, it's still extremely weird-looking. [[spoiler: It turns out that it's actually a member of an entire race of HumanAliens who don the same costume, just with the addition of accessories so they can actually distinguish one another. Or not. That was actually just its substitute that fills in for it on Mondays.]]
** A story arc has Kondo transformed into a gorilla by the same curse that turned Gintoki and Katsura into cats. Again, nobody seems to really find anything very unusual
about preferring to avoid towns and keeps seeing him walking around in public, offering him food like they might any other stray animal.
* In ''VisualNovel/H2OFootprintsInTheSand'',
the hood of blind Hirose suddenly regains his cape up, but in most [[{{Pun}} sight]] shortly after everyone at his school meets him. Despite this being an UnexplainedRecovery from the other students' point of view, no one comments on it.
* The title character of ''Manga/HanaTheFoxGirl'' acts as the mascot for the Shimashima coffee shop. None
of the later seasons regular customers appear to be all that bothered by the fact that Hana is also a little girl with white fox ears and tail. The coffee shop's owner, Gen, even manages to get them to buy coffee in exchange for being able to snuggle her.
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', there is Mion Sonozaki, who never leaves the house without her gun, which is highly visibly placed in her highly visible shoulder holster. No one ever seems to notice or to care. Her gun was so unnoticable that the remakes of the visual novel scrapped it because it didn't do anything. Possibly justified by the fact that she's a MafiaPrincess (and well-known as such in the tightly-knit village.) Also everyone knows it's not actually a real gun but an Airsoft.
** Usually in omakes, and official art, but we often see Rika [[spoiler:holding bottles of "[[DrowningMySorrows something]]"]] in front of her friends. They don't question her, or appear to notice.
** Absolutely nobody notices or makes mention of Hanyuu's horns. Miyo actually does once in the visual novels though [[spoiler:and in the past Hanyuu having horns was a reason she was ostracized.]]
* When ''Manga/InuYasha'' travels to the present time, Kagome always covers his dog ears yet doesn't bother to hide his fangs, claws, etc. Other people don't seem to mind about a barefoot man with long white hair walking down a street with a sword. [[YourCostumeNeedsWork Many seem to think
he is just a cosplayer]].
* This actually gets averted more often than played straight in ''Manga/KamisamaKiss''. The two most notable aversions are the ostrich incident, where it's a big event when an ostrich is being chased by a ball of fire throughout the school. The second big aversion is when Tomoe follows Nanami into to town to look for the kid that Himemiko has a crush on without bothering to disguise his LittleBitBeastly nature. Just about everybody on the streets stops and stares at the guy with the fox ears and tail.
* ''Manga/KarakurizoushiAyatsuriSakon''. The main character is a puppeteer who
walks around talking to his puppet all hours of the day, and makes it talk back, even arguing with it at times. No character treats him as mentally unbalanced or untrustworthy in any way, to the point where he can question people while trying to solve mysteries, and the people he questions don't say a word about the puppet.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'': Motoko walking around with a sword is
just the tip of the iceberg. Other strange phenomena are passed off with a casual note -- Tama-chan the turtle's flying is acknowledged with an off-hand comment. It's usually Keitaro's job to notice such things, like everyone else mild amazement when he finds a full-blown jungle growing in Kaolla's room.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' when the Wolkenritter visit the hospital no one seems to mind the GIANT BLUE WOLF hanging out with little girls, Or that Arf's red. It's also worth mentioning that nobody seems to take note that Hayate's "family" are all obviously foreigners, while Hayate herself is Japanese.
** Zafira doesn't go to the hospital very often, but the first time the Wolkenritter are there, while Ishida notes how they're strangely dressed (Hayate notes that they're from an unspecified far off country
and are dressed in costume), she doesn't notice his ears or tail. At the end of A's, Zafira starts learning how to turn into a puppy.
* ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'' has a girl with [[UnusualEars ''wolf ears'']] ''and a ''tail,'' dressed in what could be described as a leather bikini top, daisy dukes, and baggy knee high leggings. ''No one ever notices.''
** For that matter, Pachira's pointy ears also apply, or Aiko's oversized steel hands.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is chock full of people not noticing things that are blatantly extraordinary or at least very rare.
** Asuna's completely heterochromia is
never commented on. Ever. The only time it's even indirectly referred to is when it turns out [[spoiler:queen Arika, her 'sister,']] also has mismatched eyes. Which, again, are not commented on, nor is the connection actually noted. They both just share the trait.
** While most of the weirdness in is under the surface, few of the girls in Negi's class ever seem to notice or comment upon Chachamaru's very obvious robotic construction, at least at first. One of the students, Chisame Hasegawa, is one of the few to notice all the oddities around here and
gets angry because she doesn't understand how anybody can not notice all the weirdness, especially things like Chachamaru obviously being a second glance robot. The two eventually become best friends but it still frustrates her to no end.
** Another example is that, early on, no one sees anything strange about the empty seat for Sayo, who is mentioned on the class roll with "1940-: Don't move her seat" noted. It took months for anyone to catch on that she was a ghost student and had been there the whole time, though to be fair it's extremely difficult to even notice her.
** Magic itself is part of TheMasquerade, but magic students and teachers only have to make a token effort to hide what they are. During the Mahora Festival arc, it's explicitly said that normal humans have an innate skepticism towards magic; it takes a rather massive spell to break through it and even then only extends to giving the idea serious consideration rather than making them believe in it.
** It also helps that the Mahora Academy definition of normal includes such things as TheWorldTree, {{Ninja}}, KiAttacks, the Military Fan Club that owns their own V-22 Osprey (not to mention ''tanks''), and an engineering club that can build a fully functional Mecha-''T.Rex'' just for giggles. After stuff like that, having a classmate with robot antennae doesn't seem all that strange.
** When Mana is seen shooting around 10 people with special knock out rounds to prevent people
from abusing the innocent townspeople.
world tree's magic, people started to notice, which she waves them off saying that they were shooting a movie. And later in the Magic World people HandWave an epic fight going on around them as "are they shooting a movie?" and just continue walking. It should be noted that on the fringes of Magic World civilization, the typical response is usually "Oh, just another fight."
* In ''Manga/MamotteShugogetten'', no one seems to think it is out of the ordinary for inanimate objects to come to life, giants to stand in the city street, dragons to fly into a school, or any other of the ridiculously outlandish things the spirits do.
* The most anyone tends to find strange about the Medicine Peddler in ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' is his exorcism tools and (in a more modern setting) clothing. Not his pale skin, blond hair, [[UnusualEars pointy ears]], or FacialMarkings. On the other hand, it's implied that people are just too self-interested to pay him much mind.
** In the last story arc, which takes place during Japan's modernization period his appearance is commented on by one of the characters, and he responds that a person who sells folk remedies has to look exotic to get customers. Not that it explains his inhuman body features, but a WeirdnessCensor may be in effect there. His deceptively small sword sometimes draws comments in the Feudal period as well, since as a merchant he shouldn't have the right to carry one.
* In ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' no one seemed to notice that the princess suddenly started hanging around with a purple Frankenstein and Skeleton man.
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''. Things like a submarine smashing through the floor of a gymnasium, a KillSat blowing up a section of the school, or the school being turned into a war zone over a rivalry usually elicit mind surprise at best. Given the [[GagSeries nature of the series]], one would think this is normal... except that [[TheMasquerade hiding the existence of mermaids]] is the idea that drives the whole plot. Even though the mermaids would be one of the less weird things that occurs.
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Rei Ayanami's albinism goes unmentioned, even by Asuka.
This is even funnier because in later seasons, especially odd since the cast heads off show goes for fairly normal color schemes. This can be justified, as Rei's look is arguably one of her ''least'' odd aspects. Considering her other traits, it's possible no one would pay much notice her odd appearance, though you'd still expect [[{{Jerkass}} Asuka]] to lands where magic is uncommon. Most remark on it. Similar remarks apply to Kaworu, though the circumstances of his arrival mean that his pigmentation problems are the least of the manga spinoffs and the novel series averts this, as shown in his [[ADayInTheLimelight novel special story.]] The aversion in the novels can be a bit odd, though, because there are far more chimeras present there than in the anime or manga.characters' concerns.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Alphonse Elric seems to both subvert yet fit this trope. He's a giant seven-foot suit of armor who regularly walks the streets with his older brother, but nobody seems to notice or care. Occasionally somebody will ask him about why he "wears" that armor, though, and it's used to comedic effect when someone mistakes him for the Fullmetal Alchemist (who is actually his brother) due to the armor. Otherwise, passers-by pay him no notice.
** Justified by the fact that the Elric boys live in a VERY militaristic state and people assume he is a tall guy that just likes to use an impressive armor, and they immediately freak out when they notice the armor is empty.
** Played hilariously straight in an episode of ''Brotherhood'', while running from the military, Ed transmutes a car because they have its description...into an armored car that looks like a chinese new years dragon...''it works'', granted, they were looking for that car in particular, but the fact they didn't even think that's odd is just mind-blowing.
** The appearances of Hohenheim, Ed, and Alphonse (when not in the armor) should qualify as this, as it's more than likely that they are the [[LastOfHisKind only three people alive]][[note]]Not counting [[BigBad Father]], whose body is a copy of Hohenheim's.[[/note]] with the distinctive Xerxian gold eyes [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow and equally golden]] hair. [[note]]Their hair is actually drawn in a unique way to indicate that it's different from that of blond-haired characters. While blond haired characters have their hair drawn with a black outline, the hair of the Elrics has a yellow outline, because it's ''golden'', rather than blond.[[/note]]
* In ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' no one seemed to notice that the princess suddenly started hanging around with a purple Frankenstein and Skeleton man.
* In ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld'', there is a huge and general lack of skepticism towards two girls falling from the sky as meteors, but the most notable instance is that one of these girls has a sentient levitating robotic companion that remains virtually unremarked-upon. (This is {{lampshaded}} a couple times.)
* Only [[OnlySaneMan Lucy]] seems to notice that the people who work for the magic council in ''Manga/FairyTail'' are humanoid frogs.
* In the ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' anime, [[CreepyChild Maria's]] facial distortions and creepy laughter go uncommented on by the others. This is in sharp contrast to the original sound novels and the manga, where people ''do'' notice and are understandably creeped out.
* Although they may just be the artist's way of conveying his personality, Hiruma's pointy ears and fangs go without mention in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''. Things like a submarine smashing through the floor of a gymnasium, a KillSat blowing up a section of the school, or the school being turned into a war zone over a rivalry usually elicit mind surprise at best. Given the [[GagSeries nature of the series]], one would think this is normal...except that [[TheMasquerade hiding the existence of mermaids]] is the idea that drives the whole plot. Even though the mermaids would be one of the less weird things that occurs.
* Averted hilariously in ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', in which various characters including man-eating monsters attempt to take advantage of this trope, only to find that people do not turn a blind eye to weirdness happening in their vicinity.
* ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'' has a girl with [[UnusualEars ''wolf ears'']] ''and a ''tail,'' dressed in what could be described as a leather bikini top, daisy dukes, and baggy knee high leggings. ''No one ever notices.''
** For that matter, Pachira's pointy ears also apply, or Aiko's oversized steel hands.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' has this, but it's averted in the first episode, where Sonic causes a lot of trouble in the city after being transported there by the Chaos Emeralds. This is averted until Sonic makes an appearance that NOBODY can ignore, and is treated like a hero afterwards to the point where people watch a RACE between him and a member of a special group of police.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' is set in a world chock-full with ''normal'' hair and eye colors, yet Chrono can run around with a purple mullet, red eyes, UnusualEars and ''fangs'' and nobody ever seems to be bothered by this. Even if we assume that Chrono's hair and eye color appears normal to the people around him, you'd think ''someone'' would comment on his ears and fangs.
** Also, in general the populace is somehow unaware that demons run around populating their world, even though battles with them often take place in public. There's some hints that the Order is constantly working with the media to keep a lot of stories about their fights with demons under wraps, but you'd think word would get out eventually.



** And then we have Brock in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime.]] Only a few people have looked at him strangely - including ''nurses'' - when he's being dragged away (by the ear) from a good-looking girl by a three-foot-high Croagunk, Misty, or even a boy who's not even ten years old. And nobody has asked if he was okay, scolded the dragger, or done anything more startled than stare at the spectacle.

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** And then we have Brock in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime.]] Brock. Only a few people have looked at him strangely - including ''nurses'' - when he's being dragged away (by the ear) from a good-looking girl by a three-foot-high Croagunk, Misty, or even a boy who's not even ten years old. And nobody has asked if he was okay, scolded the dragger, or done anything more startled than stare at the spectacle.



* In ''Manga/SomedaysDreamersIISora'', Sora uses her magical powers to prevent a truck from crashing from an overpass onto the subway station underneath. This gets ''some'' response, causing Sora to become embarrassed, but after some questioning by the police she continues her trip as if nothing had happened. Sure, [[MundaneFantastic magic is fairly common]] in the world depicted, but it should still be a big deal if someone uses it to save numerous lives and it would likely get a lot of media attention.
** In contrast, the media ''do'' extensively cover the attempts of apprentice mages to save a group of stranded dolphins.

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* In ''Manga/SomedaysDreamersIISora'', Sora uses her magical powers [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', where there actually is a WeirdnessCensor in place. So nobody thinks that all those [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism anthropomorphic animals]] doing ballet are at all out of place. Occasionally {{Lampshaded}} by Duck. However it is noted that some people new to prevent a truck from crashing from an overpass onto the subway station underneath. This gets ''some'' response, causing Sora to become embarrassed, town question if that person was always an animal, but usually forget about it just as quickly.
* A week
after some questioning by starting school, many of Hibiki's classmates in ''Manga/ReKan'' are already used to seeing her talk to ghosts. Unfortunately they can't see the police she continues ghosts, so to them it looks like she's talking to thin air. Narumi however, refuses to believe it, and is quite vocal in her trip as if nothing had happened. Sure, [[MundaneFantastic magic is fairly common]] in the world depicted, but it should still be a big deal if someone uses it opposition to save numerous lives and it would likely get a lot Hibiki's claims of media attention.
** In contrast, the media ''do'' extensively cover the attempts of apprentice mages to save a group of stranded dolphins.
seeing ghosts.



* ''Anime/FlyingHouse'': is set in Biblical times, but no one ever reacts to the flying house itself, the strange clothing, or the robot.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Zigzag when Goku was a child. Some people did freakout when they realized Goku had a monkey tail. Most of the time, however, people didn't seem to care or just note it as an unusual quirk.
** People are pretty shocked to discover that Piccolo, a man with green skin and antennae, is an alien. Piccolo himself is shocked to discover this. The same thing happens when they find out that Goku (who used to have a tail and would transform into a giant ape in the full moon) is an alien. Granted, given the [[PettingZooPeople kinds of things walking around]] on Earth in this series that are native to the planet and clearly not human, Goku and Piccolo don't stand out all that much. Also, Piccolo was widely believed to be a type of demon, which is somewhat common in the Dragon World. His father even called himself the Demon King. With Goku, his friends are not particularly shock that he's an alien. They are shock that he was a vicious alien sent to kill everyone.
** Also the appearance of the giant dragon Parunga in West City. At first, the inhabitants of the city are shocked but once they realize it's at Capsule Corp, home of a family of deranged scientists, they ignore it and go on with their daily lives.
** Subverted on several occasions in the series, though. In the Android saga, people NOTICE how weird Androids 19 and 20 look and think they're circus freaks, and not only that, when Krillin comes flying out of the sky and asks a guy if he saw someone weird, the human's reaction? "You, man, you! You came flying out of the sky, dude!"
** Also, in the Buu/Saiyaman saga, people notice when Gohan speeds down a highway with his Saiyan speed and they also notice when Gohan is gone for long periods of time (particularly Videl). A nice subversion to how most superhero sagas have the characters slip out and no one notices. People also notice Gohan when he's a Super Saiyan and that leads to him having to wear a mask. The most hilarious example of this is when they're playing baseball and Gohan FLIES up in the air to catch it and wonders why everyone's staring at him.
* In ''VisualNovel/H2OFootprintsInTheSand'', the blind Hirose suddenly regains his [[{{Pun}} sight]] shortly after everyone at his school meets him. Despite this being an UnexplainedRecovery from the other students' point of view, no one comments on it.
* The market community in ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' quickly gets used to having a {{talking|bird}} tropical bird around who comes from an island and can project and record film out of its eyes!
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Academy City may be a city where many people have superpowers and crazy stuff happens, but it is rather strange that nobody comments on Last Order wearing nothing but a ragged blanket when she goes into a fast food place.
* This actually gets averted more often than played straight in ''Manga/KamisamaKiss.'' The two most notable aversions are the ostrich incident, where it's a big event when an ostrich is being chased by a ball of fire throughout the school. The second big aversion is when Tomoe follows Nanami into to town to look for the kid that Himemiko has a crush on without bothering to disguise his LittleBitBeastly nature. Just about everybody on the streets stops and stares at the guy with the fox ears and tail.
* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', where there actually is a WeirdnessCensor in place. So nobody thinks that all those [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism anthropomorphic animals]] doing ballet are at all out of place. Occasionally {{Lampshaded}} by Duck. However it is noted that some people new to the town question if that person was always an animal, but usually forget about it just as quickly.
* Early in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', during a conversation between the three main characters, a couple crossing the street behind them are very clearly seen being hit by a third stranger on a Moped and being knocked offscreen. The accident is not mentioned, pointed out, or even alluded to.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', nobody ever comments on how bizarre Katsura's friend Elizabeth looks; it resembling to be a cross between a BedsheetGhost and a penguin, plus it also seems to just be a costume, as its legs appear to be those of a man's on the odd occasion where they're visible. It's possibly justified by the fact that the world is filled with all the manner of aliens, but even by their standards, it's still extremely weird-looking. [[spoiler: It turns out that it's actually a member of an entire race of HumanAliens who don the same costume, just with the addition of accessories so they can actually distinguish one another. Or not. That was actually just its substitute that fills in for it on Mondays.]]
** A story arc has Kondo transformed into a gorilla by the same curse that turned Gintoki and Katsura into cats. Again, nobody seems to really find anything very unusual about seeing him walking around in public, offering him food like they might any other stray animal.



* The title character of ''Manga/HanaTheFoxGirl'' acts as the mascot for the Shimashima coffee shop. None of the regular customers appear to be all that bothered by the fact that Hana is also a little girl with white fox ears and tail. The coffee shop's owner, Gen, even manages to get them to buy coffee in exchange for being able to snuggle her.
* A week after starting school, many of Hibiki's classmates in ''Manga/ReKan'' are already used to seeing her talk to ghosts. Unfortunately they can't see the ghosts, so to them it looks like she's talking to thin air. Narumi however, refuses to believe it, and is quite vocal in her opposition to Hibiki's claims of seeing ghosts.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki's appearance was altered drastically by [[spoiler: being tortured for ten days by the Aogiri general, Jason]]. While it's perhaps understandable that his friends don't comment on this change when he is reunited with them, it '''is''' rather odd that two enemies recognized him from great distance without knowing what had been done to him.
* In the first episode of ''LightNovel/AmagiBrilliantPark'', Sento Isuzu suddenly pulls a gun on Kanie in public and threatens him into going on a date with her. The passerby stare for a few seconds and then continue about their business.
* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', while Yuri's appearance ''is'' commented on (namely that she's short, pale, and has dark hair), one would think a Japanese woman from modern times showing up in a Bronze Age society in the Middle East would garner a ''little'' more notice. Doubly so since the manga has Yuri drawn as looking distinctively different from the other people of Anatolia, most of whom are considerably taller than her and have lighter hair.

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* The title character ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' brings us Zelgadis, who is a cursed chimera consisting of ''Manga/HanaTheFoxGirl'' acts as 1/3 human, 1/3 golem and 1/3 blow demon. This [[CursedWithAwesome gives him rock hard, greenish-bluish skin]], scale-like protrusions all over his body, and literal wire-y hair. In early episodes he makes a few comments about preferring to avoid towns and keeps the mascot for the Shimashima coffee shop. None hood of his cape up, but in most of the regular customers appear later seasons he walks around just like everyone else and never gets a second glance from the innocent townspeople.
** This is even funnier because in later seasons, the cast heads off
to lands where magic is uncommon. Most of the manga spinoffs and the novel series averts this, as shown in his [[ADayInTheLimelight novel special story.]] The aversion in the novels can be all that bothered a bit odd, though, because there are far more chimeras present there than in the anime or manga.
* In ''Manga/SomedaysDreamersIISora'', Sora uses her magical powers to prevent a truck from crashing from an overpass onto the subway station underneath. This gets ''some'' response, causing Sora to become embarrassed, but after some questioning
by the fact that Hana police she continues her trip as if nothing had happened. Sure, [[MundaneFantastic magic is also fairly common]] in the world depicted, but it should still be a little girl with white fox ears big deal if someone uses it to save numerous lives and tail. The coffee shop's owner, Gen, even manages to it would likely get them a lot of media attention.
** In contrast, the media ''do'' extensively cover the attempts of apprentice mages
to buy coffee save a group of stranded dolphins.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' has this, but it's averted
in exchange for the first episode, where Sonic causes a lot of trouble in the city after being able to snuggle her.
* A week after starting school, many of Hibiki's classmates in ''Manga/ReKan'' are already used to seeing her talk to ghosts. Unfortunately they can't see
transported there by the ghosts, so to them it looks like she's talking to thin air. Narumi however, refuses to believe it, and Chaos Emeralds. This is quite vocal in her opposition to Hibiki's claims of seeing ghosts.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki's
averted until Sonic makes an appearance was altered drastically by [[spoiler: being tortured for ten days by the Aogiri general, Jason]]. While it's perhaps understandable that his friends don't comment on this change when he NOBODY can ignore, and is reunited with them, it '''is''' rather odd that two enemies recognized him from great distance without knowing what had been done treated like a hero afterwards to him.
* In
the first episode of ''LightNovel/AmagiBrilliantPark'', Sento Isuzu suddenly pulls a gun on Kanie in public and threatens him into going on a date with her. The passerby stare for a few seconds and then continue about their business.
* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', while Yuri's appearance ''is'' commented on (namely that she's short, pale, and has dark hair), one would think a Japanese woman from modern times showing up in a Bronze Age society in the Middle East would garner a ''little'' more notice. Doubly so since the manga has Yuri drawn as looking distinctively different from the other
point where people of Anatolia, most of whom are considerably taller than her watch a RACE between him and have lighter hair.a member of a special group of police.


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* The market community in ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' quickly gets used to having a {{talking|bird}} tropical bird around who comes from an island and can project and record film out of its eyes!
* In ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld'', there is a huge and general lack of skepticism towards two girls falling from the sky as meteors, but the most notable instance is that one of these girls has a sentient levitating robotic companion that remains virtually unremarked-upon. (This is {{lampshaded}} a couple times.)
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki's appearance was altered drastically by [[spoiler:being tortured for ten days by the Aogiri general, Jason]]. While it's perhaps understandable that his friends don't comment on this change when he is reunited with them, it '''is''' rather odd that two enemies recognized him from great distance without knowing what had been done to him.
* Early in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', during a conversation between the three main characters, a couple crossing the street behind them are very clearly seen being hit by a third stranger on a Moped and being knocked offscreen. The accident is not mentioned, pointed out, or even alluded to.
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is full of this. No one seems to really care that Lala has a tail, that Zastin wears a suit of armor all the time, that Rito has a giant carnivorous plant in his backyard, etc.
** Although no mention of the fact of the plant or Zastin's armor warrents comment, people often comment about Lala's tail. When it is revealed that Lala (and most of the rest of the characters) are aliens, everyone seems just fine with it though (rather than being freaked out, the typical response is along the lines of "that explains a lot"). Which could explain why no one makes a comment about the plant.
* In the ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' anime, [[CreepyChild Maria's]] facial distortions and creepy laughter go uncommented on by the others. This is in sharp contrast to the original sound novels and the manga, where people ''do'' notice and are understandably creeped out.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', no one ever comments on the scarf-like trail of fog that hangs over Elsie's neck. It's either this trope or InvisibleToNormals.
** Considering she can use it, among other things, as an InvisibilityCloak, the latter is not too far a stretch.
** No one seems to pay much notice to the giant alarm-skull in her hair, either. She tends to panic when it goes off around humans, so they can probably hear it, but they seem to take "DORODORODORODORO" to mean "IGNORE THIS NOISE."
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' -- The fact that Yugi grows and shrinks a good few inches every time he 'transforms', and everything about [[AnimeHair his hair]].
** WordOfGod says that Yugi's appearance doesn't actually change, the difference in art represents how the Pharaoh has more presence than Yugi. The only person who ever thought they different people was blindfolded at the time, and only heard their voices. Oddly enough, the Paradox Brothers ''do'' react to Yugi's transformation, but never say anything other than gasping and wondering what he was doing, and in the first episode of the anime Kaiba looks shocked. Comments about the hair are rare, and only tend to turn up in the English dub, which sometimes lampshades the odd hair and height difference. It makes sense no-one would mention the hair, since most Yu-Gi-Oh! characters [[AnimeHair don't have room to talk.]]
21st Sep '16 6:58:50 PM Arha
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* While most of the weirdness in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is under the surface, few of the girls in Negi's class ever seem to notice or comment upon Chachamaru's very obvious robotic construction, at least at first. The magic may be under a {{Masquerade}}, but that doesn't cover the many other varieties of weirdness.
** {{Lampshaded}} in one chapter (both in manga and anime) when one of the students, Chisame Hasegawa, angrily comments that she doesn't understand how anybody doesn't notice all the weirdness (Chachamaru among them) in the school. She also comments on the abnormal amount of foreigners in the class and how a 10 year-old can work as a teacher if that's against child labor laws.
*** During the Mahora Festival arc, it's explicitly said that normal humans have an innate skepticism towards magic; it takes a rather massive spell to break through it.
*** It also helps that the Mahora Academy definition of normal includes such things as TheWorldTree, {{Ninja}}, KiAttacks, the Military Fan Club that owns their own V-22 Osprey (not to mention ''tanks''), and an engineering club that can build a fully functional Mecha-''T.Rex'' just for giggles. After stuff like that, having a classmate with robot antennae doesn't seem all that strange.
*** In fact Chisame is more angry at how people don't notice that Chachamaru is a robot than at her actual presence.
** Another example is that, early on, no one sees anything strange about the empty seat for Sayo, who is mentioned on the class roll with "1940-: Don't move her seat" noted.
*** It should be noted that they eventually ''did'' catch on the fact that there was a ghost in their room, at which point the usually antics involving a ghost hunt in most other anime occured. Of course, this being Mahora, the ghost hunting included actual ''[[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Proton packs]]''...
** A non-magical example is how during the Mahora Festival it becomes dangerous for people to confess while near TheWorldTree and Mana deals with it by finding people about to confess and ''[[BoomHeadshot shooting them with a sniper rifle]]''. Yes, she's using an [[NerfArm air rifle]] and firing [[InstantSedation tranq rounds]] which "only" leave the target unconscious for about 10 minutes and immobilized all day but you'd still thinking people would panic or security would take issue with over a dozen reports of ''people being shot in the head'' by (an) unknown assailant(s).
*** Except that Mana ''is'' security so...
*** And the rifle was an actual ''[[{{BFG}} anti-materiel rifle]]'' (note the spent case when she fires).
*** When Mana is seen shooting around 10 people with GunsAkimbo people started to notice, which she waves them off saying that they were shooting a movie. And later in the Magic World people HandWave an epic fight going on around them as "are they shooting a movie?" and just continue walking. It should be noted that on the fringes of Magic World civilization, the typical response is usually "Oh, just another fight."
** During the school festival the original ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Pretty Cures]]'' had a LawyerFriendlyCameo in full costume. Thankfully they had the sense to do it in the cosplay event, so they were mistaken as just a couple cosplayers of that particular urban legend.

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* While most of the weirdness in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is chock full of people not noticing things that are blatantly extraordinary or at least very rare.
** Asuna's completely heterochromia is never commented on. Ever. The only time it's even indirectly referred to is when it turns out [[spoiler:queen Arika, her 'sister,']] also has mismatched eyes. Which, again, are not commented on, nor is the connection actually noted. They both just share the trait.
** While most of the weirdness in
is under the surface, few of the girls in Negi's class ever seem to notice or comment upon Chachamaru's very obvious robotic construction, at least at first. The magic may be under a {{Masquerade}}, but that doesn't cover the many other varieties of weirdness.
** {{Lampshaded}} in one chapter (both in manga and anime) when one
One of the students, Chisame Hasegawa, angrily comments that is one of the few to notice all the oddities around here and gets angry because she doesn't understand how anybody doesn't can not notice all the weirdness (Chachamaru among them) in the school. She also comments on the abnormal amount of foreigners in the class and how a 10 year-old can work as a teacher if that's against child labor laws.
*** During the Mahora Festival arc, it's explicitly said that normal humans have an innate skepticism towards magic; it takes a rather massive spell to break through it.
*** It also helps that the Mahora Academy definition of normal includes such
weirdness, especially things as TheWorldTree, {{Ninja}}, KiAttacks, the Military Fan Club that owns their own V-22 Osprey (not to mention ''tanks''), and an engineering club that can build a fully functional Mecha-''T.Rex'' just for giggles. After stuff like that, having a classmate with robot antennae doesn't seem all that strange.
*** In fact Chisame is more angry at how people don't notice that
Chachamaru is obviously being a robot than at robot. The two eventually become best friends but it still frustrates her actual presence.
to no end.
** Another example is that, early on, no one sees anything strange about the empty seat for Sayo, who is mentioned on the class roll with "1940-: Don't move her seat" noted. \n*** It should be noted that they eventually ''did'' took months for anyone to catch on the fact that there she was a ghost in their room, at which point student and had been there the usually antics involving a ghost hunt in most other anime occured. Of course, this being Mahora, the ghost hunting included actual ''[[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Proton packs]]''...
whole time, though to be fair it's extremely difficult to even notice her.
** A non-magical example Magic itself is how during part of TheMasquerade, but magic students and teachers only have to make a token effort to hide what they are. During the Mahora Festival arc, it's explicitly said that normal humans have an innate skepticism towards magic; it becomes dangerous takes a rather massive spell to break through it and even then only extends to giving the idea serious consideration rather than making them believe in it.
** It also helps that the Mahora Academy definition of normal includes such things as TheWorldTree, {{Ninja}}, KiAttacks, the Military Fan Club that owns their own V-22 Osprey (not to mention ''tanks''), and an engineering club that can build a fully functional Mecha-''T.Rex'' just
for people to confess while near TheWorldTree and Mana deals giggles. After stuff like that, having a classmate with it by finding people about to confess and ''[[BoomHeadshot shooting them with a sniper rifle]]''. Yes, she's using an [[NerfArm air rifle]] and firing [[InstantSedation tranq rounds]] which "only" leave the target unconscious for about 10 minutes and immobilized robot antennae doesn't seem all day but you'd still thinking people would panic or security would take issue with over a dozen reports of ''people being shot in the head'' by (an) unknown assailant(s).
*** Except
that Mana ''is'' security so...
*** And the rifle was an actual ''[[{{BFG}} anti-materiel rifle]]'' (note the spent case when she fires).
***
strange.
**
When Mana is seen shooting around 10 people with GunsAkimbo special knock out rounds to prevent people from abusing the world tree's magic, people started to notice, which she waves them off saying that they were shooting a movie. And later in the Magic World people HandWave an epic fight going on around them as "are they shooting a movie?" and just continue walking. It should be noted that on the fringes of Magic World civilization, the typical response is usually "Oh, just another fight."
** During the school festival the original ''[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Pretty Cures]]'' had a LawyerFriendlyCameo in full costume. Thankfully they had the sense to do it in the cosplay event, so they were mistaken as just a couple cosplayers of that particular urban legend.
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8th Sep '16 9:48:37 PM sgamer82
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* The opening chapters of ''Manga/TakeoChanBukkairoku'' feature the youkai who live in the house Takeo has moved into doing everything they can to frighten her so they can feed off of the negative energy humans release when surprised. The problem with this comes in that Takeo is BornUnlucky to such an extent that frightening monsters trying to drain her of her essence are not the worst thing she's dealt with. She's not only unfazed by their attempts to scare her, but is able to repel them without issue and even briefly makes one into a pet because she found it cute.
22nd May '16 12:18:19 PM erforce
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*** It should be noted that they eventually ''did'' catch on the fact that there was a ghost in their room, at which point the usually antics involving a ghost hunt in most other anime occured. Of course, this being Mahora, the ghost hunting included actual ''[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Proton packs]]''...

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*** It should be noted that they eventually ''did'' catch on the fact that there was a ghost in their room, at which point the usually antics involving a ghost hunt in most other anime occured. Of course, this being Mahora, the ghost hunting included actual ''[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ''[[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Proton packs]]''...
24th Feb '16 10:11:22 AM Ciel12
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** WordOfGod says that Yugi's appearance doesn't actually change, the difference in art represents how the Pharaoh has more presence than Yugi. The only person who ever thought they different people was blindfolded at the time, and only heard their voices. Oddly enough, the Paradox Brothers ''do'' react to Yugi's transformation, but never say anything other than gasping and wondering what he was doing.

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** WordOfGod says that Yugi's appearance doesn't actually change, the difference in art represents how the Pharaoh has more presence than Yugi. The only person who ever thought they different people was blindfolded at the time, and only heard their voices. Oddly enough, the Paradox Brothers ''do'' react to Yugi's transformation, but never say anything other than gasping and wondering what he was doing.doing, and in the first episode of the anime Kaiba looks shocked. Comments about the hair are rare, and only tend to turn up in the English dub, which sometimes lampshades the odd hair and height difference. It makes sense no-one would mention the hair, since most Yu-Gi-Oh! characters [[AnimeHair don't have room to talk.]]
22nd Jan '16 9:29:04 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', while Yuri's appearance ''is'' commented on (namely that she's short, pale, and has dark hair), one would think a Japanese woman from modern times showing up in a Bronze Age society in the Middle East would garner a ''little'' more notice. Doubly so since the manga has Yuri drawn as looking distinctively different from the other people of Anatolia, most of whom are considerably taller than her and have lighter hair.
21st Jan '16 8:26:41 PM Adept
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* In ''MurderPrincess'' no one seemed to notice that the princess suddenly started hanging around with a purple Frankenstein and Skeleton man.

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* In ''MurderPrincess'' ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' no one seemed to notice that the princess suddenly started hanging around with a purple Frankenstein and Skeleton man.
12th Jan '16 6:02:09 AM Ramona122003
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', people are pretty shocked to discover that Piccolo, a man with green skin and antennae, is an alien. Piccolo himself is shocked to discover this. The same thing happens when they find out that Goku (who used to have a tail and would transform into a giant ape in the full moon) is an alien. Granted, given the [[PettingZooPeople kinds of things walking around]] on Earth in this series that are native to the planet and clearly not human, Goku and Piccolo don't stand out all that much.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Zigzag when Goku was a child. Some
people did freakout when they realized Goku had a monkey tail. Most of the time, however, people didn't seem to care or just note it as an unusual quirk.
** People
are pretty shocked to discover that Piccolo, a man with green skin and antennae, is an alien. Piccolo himself is shocked to discover this. The same thing happens when they find out that Goku (who used to have a tail and would transform into a giant ape in the full moon) is an alien. Granted, given the [[PettingZooPeople kinds of things walking around]] on Earth in this series that are native to the planet and clearly not human, Goku and Piccolo don't stand out all that much. Also, Piccolo was widely believed to be a type of demon, which is somewhat common in the Dragon World. His father even called himself the Demon King. With Goku, his friends are not particularly shock that he's an alien. They are shock that he was a vicious alien sent to kill everyone.
16th Oct '15 10:16:34 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', there is Mion Sonozaki, who never leaves the house without her gun, which is highly visibly placed in her highly visible shoulder holster. No one ever seems to notice or to care. Possibly justified by the fact that she's a MafiaPrincess (and well-known as such in the tightly-knit village.)
** Also everyone knows it's not actually a real gun but an Airsoft.

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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', there is Mion Sonozaki, who never leaves the house without her gun, which is highly visibly placed in her highly visible shoulder holster. No one ever seems to notice or to care. Her gun was so unnoticable that the remakes of the visual novel scrapped it because it didn't do anything. Possibly justified by the fact that she's a MafiaPrincess (and well-known as such in the tightly-knit village.)
**
) Also everyone knows it's not actually a real gun but an Airsoft.



** Absolutely nobody notices or makes mention of Hanyuu's horns.

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** Absolutely nobody notices or makes mention of Hanyuu's horns. Miyo actually does once in the visual novels though [[spoiler:and in the past Hanyuu having horns was a reason she was ostracized.]]



** In the anime, Team Rocket's Meowth is one of the very few Pokemon to be able to talk. A few people find it strange, but most don't.

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** In the anime, Team Rocket's Meowth is one of the very few Pokemon to be able to talk. A few people find it strange, but most don't. Averted heavily in the [=XY=] episode "A Fork In The Road! A Parting Of The Ways!" where a Pokemon hunter captures him to try and make a fortune of of him due to his odd ability to speak.
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