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25th May '16 10:21:18 AM Willbyr
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* Ryuuki in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' persists in calling Seiran "aniue" when they are alone together, in spite of Seiran's protests, [[spoiler:once he finds out that Seiran is actually his exiled older brother Seien]].

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* Ryuuki in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' persists in calling Seiran "aniue" when they are alone together, in spite of Seiran's protests, [[spoiler:once he finds out that Seiran is actually his exiled older brother Seien]].
5th May '16 4:13:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Being buddies rather than biological brothers, Simon naturally uses "''aniki''" to refer to Kamina on ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', though with the same amount of respect you'd expect from "''onii-sama''". The dub simply uses "bro."

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* Being buddies rather than biological brothers, Simon naturally uses "''aniki''" to refer to Kamina on ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', though with the same amount of respect you'd expect from "''onii-sama''". The dub simply uses "bro."
25th Mar '16 1:24:00 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Amagami}}'' Miya with her famous "nii-nii" for her brother Junichi.

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* In ''{{Amagami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}'' Miya with her famous "nii-nii" for her brother Junichi.
20th Mar '16 4:45:32 PM Gamermaster
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** Following her adoption into the Yagami family, [[spoiler:Agito]] refers to Vita as "Anego".
16th Mar '16 10:57:47 AM Willbyr
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* In ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl,'' Hazumu has been gender-swapped, and the ship's AI has based [[SpaceshipGirl its hologram avatar]] on his new female form. Because of this, she call him/her "nii-nee-san."

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* In ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl,'' ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl,'' Hazumu has been gender-swapped, and the ship's AI has based [[SpaceshipGirl its hologram avatar]] on his new female form. Because of this, she call him/her "nii-nee-san."



* In ''InitialD,'' Keisuke almost invariably refers to his older brother Ryosuke as "aniki."

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* In ''InitialD,'' ''Manga/InitialD,'' Keisuke almost invariably refers to his older brother Ryosuke as "aniki."
1st Mar '16 2:28:44 AM StFan
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* The archaic formal term for "brother" listed above, ''aniue'', is familiar to any ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' fan. Mikoto uses this term for her long-lost brother (she doesn't know his name).

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* The archaic formal term for "brother" listed above, ''aniue'', is familiar to any ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' fan. Mikoto uses this term for her long-lost brother (she doesn't know his name).
27th Feb '16 7:38:40 PM Gamermaster
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* Honoka and Isana from ''Manga/UQHolder" both call Touta nii-sama, presumably because they have the same last name (there hasn't been anything to suggest that they're actually related to him). Confusingly, Isana calls Honoka "Ojou-sama" (as a reference to [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Konoka and Setsuna]]), despite the fact that they're twin sisters.

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* Honoka and Isana from ''Manga/UQHolder" ''Manga/UQHolder'' both call Touta nii-sama, presumably because they have the same last name (there hasn't been anything to suggest that they're actually related to him). Confusingly, Isana calls Honoka "Ojou-sama" (as a reference to [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Konoka and Setsuna]]), despite the fact that they're twin sisters.
27th Feb '16 4:06:48 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura calls her older brother the default "onii-chan." However, her alternate universe counterpart in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Princess Sakura, calls her brother King Touya by the more respectful "nii-sama."

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* In ''CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura calls her older brother the default "onii-chan." However, her alternate universe counterpart in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Princess Sakura, calls her brother King Touya by the more respectful "nii-sama." "
* Mayotama from ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' calls his big brother Hajime ([[BigBrotherAttraction who he has a massive crush on]]) "anija". During a flashback to before he developed his crush, he called him "nii-san".
* Honoka and Isana from ''Manga/UQHolder" both call Touta nii-sama, presumably because they have the same last name (there hasn't been anything to suggest that they're actually related to him). Confusingly, Isana calls Honoka "Ojou-sama" (as a reference to [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Konoka and Setsuna]]), despite the fact that they're twin sisters.
12th Feb '16 2:35:06 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''SorcererHunters'', Marron refers to his brother as "niisan" more often than he does his name, while Tira calls Chocolat "onee-sama". Eclair in the {{OAV}}s refers to her big brother Gateau as "aniki".

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* In ''SorcererHunters'', ''Manga/SorcererHunters'', Marron refers to his brother as "niisan" more often than he does his name, while Tira calls Chocolat "onee-sama". Eclair in the {{OAV}}s refers to her big brother Gateau as "aniki".
5th Feb '16 4:42:53 AM shonengirl
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** In [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the manga]] for ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem 4]]'', Azel and Ethlyn refer to Arvis and Sigurd (respectively) as "niisan" and "niisama". Which is odd considering Ethlin is comfortable teasing Sigurd while Azel fears Alvis, yet she's the one using "sama"...
** In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and 3]], Rikard calls Julian 'aniki'. In the localization, this became "chief".

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** In [[TheAnimeOfTheGame the manga]] for ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem 4]]'', Azel and Ethlyn refer to Arvis [[AntiVillain Arvis]] and Sigurd [[TheHero Sigurd]] (respectively) as "niisan" and "niisama". Which is odd considering Ethlin is comfortable teasing Sigurd while Azel fears Alvis, yet she's the one using "sama"...
** In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia FE1 and 3]], Rikard calls Julian 'aniki'. In the localization, this became "chief". Also, [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Tiki]], despite being unrelated to him, refers to [[TheHero Marth]] as "Oniichan", something she keeps up even when she's older, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening thousands of years later.]] In the English localization of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', she calls him "Mar-Mar".
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