* Buccha from ''Manga/AirGear'' wears a pink-and-white striped T-shirt.
* There's an interesting detail in ''[[Manga/{{Appleseed}} Appleseed Ex Machina]]''. When Deunan, Briareos, and Tereus arrive at the ship of [[spoiler: Poseidon]] in their [[HumongousMecha landmates]], Deunan is given an advanced prototype landmate for the final assault. Briareos says he would like to take that one himself, except for the fact that it is pink. They also get the assistance of a group of [[spoiler: Poseidon]] soldiers, who all have their own landmates. Except for Argus, who takes Deunan's police landmate. Which leads us to the question why he doesn't use his own? Oh wait...
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''--
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism Sweden]] is fairly domestic and good with children, specially the unruly Sealand. When he gives his partner Finland some of his clothes and the other remarks on [[OneHeadTaller their 12 cms. height difference]], Sweden immediately grabs some sewing implements and calmly starts fixing them himself. Sounds okay, but... well, did we mention that Sweden is actually a ''huge'' BigGuy with a permanent DeathGlare and StoicSpectacles who scares people off whether he wants or not?
** Also, Switzerland is [[TheGunslinger a gun-toting]] JerkAss, but he wears cute pink pajamas. Which were given to him by his little sister Liechtenstein. [[MoralityPet Whom he]] [[BigBrotherInstinct *adores*.]]
** And then there's England and his "[[MundaneMadeAwesome fun embroidery]]".
** In a (rather obscure, actually) Drama CD, America is naming all of the Allies after Franchise/PowerRangers. He doesn't know who to pick for the pink ranger, but who volunteers? [[HuskyRusskie Russia.]] Who is not only the same height as Sweden, but also may enjoy bludgeoning people with wrenches and pipes. Russia is also seen cooking, wearing a pink apron with USA(rabbit) written on it. And just like England likes embroidering, Russia is seen happily knitting.
** Germany is shown to love baking cakes.
** Prussia loves cute things such as little birds, plush pandas and Italy.
** Austria meanwhile is shown to be highly cultured, a good chef and more interested in gardening or playing music than fighting. If anything, his manlier aspects seem to be filled up by Hungary.
** Cuba is a HotBlooded [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] with PermaStubble who proudly wears pink flowered shirts.
** Norway calmly strangles the tough Denmark, and then is happy over the idea of Iceland calling him "big brother".
** [[AloofBigBrother Netherlands]] is a PerpetualFrowner TheStoic, and also happens to enjoy tulips and gardening, romantic poetry, sweets, and owns a [[NonHumanSidekick pet rabbit]].
** Turkey, who is a large, bearded wall of muscle, is (naturally, considering the country he represents) a fan of the dance, and is occasionally depicted in rather gauche Turkish dancing garb, both male ''and'' female.
* Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is so manly he can travel around with a little naked fairy and still [[RatedMForManly oozes testosterone.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''--
** [[GentleGiant Chad]] who enjoys wearing pink Hawaiian shirts. He also loves cute things like stuffed animals and cockatiels.
** [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] [[AxCrazy Zaraki]] doesn't so much wear pink as carry a [[CuteBruiser pink-haired child]] on his back. He even attends Yachiru's tea parties. He also spends hours attempting to get his hair perfect and his [[AllThereInTheManual dislike]] for Lieutenant Sasakibe stemmed from a shampoo recommendation that ruined his favourite hairstyle.
** [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Komamura Sajin]] enjoys the living world's cute puppies show, which is the equivalent of one gritty badass liking ''Barbie Shows''.
** Kyouraku wears a [[AllThereinTheManual woman's]] kimono everywhere. The only time he ever takes it off (even throwing it to a friend for safe-keeping), it's an example of TheCoatsAreOff.
** According to one of the [[AllThereInTheManual data books]], [[DrillSergeantNasty Kensei Muguruma]] is a very accomplished chef.
* In ''Anime/TheBigO'' the titular {{humongous mecha}} has a skirt like design around its legs.
* Absolutely every male character in ''Breakshot''. From intimidating muscleman Oki to filthy cheater Isamu to main character Chinmi, as billiards players they're usually dressed in frilly shirts with flowers and little bow ties that would look more at home on a PlayboyBunny. There's something funny about a guy bragging about how strong he is while he's dressed like King from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting''.
* Dola's gang in ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
* Lelouch vi Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a ruthless rebel against a despotic empire with serious family issues and a vicious streak a mile wide... and is a pretty good cook, can make a fairly fancy French meal out of "some leftover pork I found in the fridge", likes wearing frilly clothes (not only is his Zero suit equipped with a crevat, but he's called girly for it by a younger Suzaku), and has worn a pink shirt on at least one occasion. And his main concern when being forced to appear in women's clothing? Having enough time to prepare himself for the role.
* Jet Black of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is a big scary-looking ex-cop with a robotic arm who loves to cook and cultivates bonsai trees. Then again, Jet has so many hobbies -- both manly and non-manly -- he may count more as a RenaissanceMan.
* Parodied to death in, and rather the point of, ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''.
* The {{badass}} AntiHero of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', known and feared throughout the underworld as the Black Reaper, who earned his reputation by killing dozens of [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual contractors]] ''[[RedBaron before]]'' [[EmpoweredBadassNormal he got superpowers]], is a skinny, innocuous guy who loves to cook. Seriously, leave him in a kitchen with nothing to do for five minutes and he'll start chopping vegetables. Valuable skill for a BigEater, especially since the show drops strong hints that it's the [[PowerIncontinence renumeration for his powers]]. [[spoiler:(It's actually just a quirk.)]]
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', [[EvilOverlord aspiring]] [[AGodAmI God of the New World]] Light Yagami does wear a pink shirt when hanging with Matsuda in Aoyama. Also Ryuk remarks on Light's [[TextileWorkIsFeminine sewing skills]] and he wears a pink butterfly belt-buckle in the anime opening (as seen here [[http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm96/sozima/LightYagamiisGay.jpg]]), and in the manga at one point Light wears a corset in order to hide the Death Note. There's also the GreatDetective L's epic SweetTooth, oddly cute mannerisms, and love of [[StrawberryShorthand strawberries]], and in [[TheMovie the live action movies]] [[CoolCar his ride]] is a pink angel crepe van. Then there's Mello, [[TheMafia a ruthless mob boss,]] who wears a very girly feather-lined jacket and form-fitting leather pants and his companion, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Matt]] who's LimitedWardrobe consists of a pink and black striped shirt.
* The anime of ''Manga/DNAngel'' features Krad with a pink petticoat under his outfit. A very obvious, frilly pink petticoat. The animators claimed it was purple, but no. Did I mention that this guy spends his spare time playing torturous mind-games with his other half?
* Joe Okata from ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' wears a pink apron and sells accessories. [[spoiler:And he's a KnightInShiningArmor, engaged with Princess Marie-Ange]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''--
** Satan/[[{{Bowdlerise}} Hercule]]. Strongest human who isn't one of the Z-Fighters, OverprotectiveDad, world martial arts champion (and FakeUltimateHero)... and a dog lover, who managed to turn [[PsychopathicManchild Majin Buu]] into a ''good guy.'' By '''''befriending him.''''' No, not [[DefeatMeansFriendship like]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha that]].
** At the start of the Trunks saga, Vegeta, the second most powerful being in the universe, is shown wearing a [[http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm277/LoveWifeLunch/awalusedB3524-20071025202715.jpg pink shirt]]. With "Bad Man" printed across the back. It's [[{{Fanon}} generally accepted]] that his wife Bulma bought it for him.
** Mercenary Tao wears a lot of pink.
** Majin Buu in all of his incarnations (save for Evil Buu) '''is''' pink. He's successively more cruel and dangerous with each form, climaxing at the heartless and mindless (and still bright pink) OmnicidalManiac Kid Buu.
* Knight from ''Anime/DuelMasters'' spends most of the first episodes in an all black ensemble to show off how cool he is. Later on he starts wearing a pink undershirt defending the change by stating "pink is the new black".
* Maximum HOLTFORS Ballanche Kaien, Duke of Fates, the most powerful and badass [[SuperSoldier headdliner]] in Mamoru Nagano's ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', repainted his [[HumongousMecha Mortar Headd]] Akatsuki Hime deep fluorescent pink. On the other hand, Max isn't [[AmbiguousGender especially manly]]...
* Major Armstrong from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', whose {{bishie sparkle}}s are pink.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''--
** Belfangan Clouseau. He's big, tough, imposing, states that good Arm Slave piloting should resemble art, and indulges in watching cute shoujo anime (Disney cartoons in the manga) during his free time. Notably he gets pissed off in one instance when Kurz tapes over one of his cartoon tapes with porn.
** [[CoolOldGuy Lt. Cmdr. Kalinin]] seems to enjoy cooking, and looks badass doing it ([[LethalChef although his borscht almost killed Captain Testarossa]]) and can scare off [[TheStoic Sousuke]] while wearing a pink, frilly apron.
* [[WholesomeCrossdresser Nuriko]] of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' in every sense of the word.
* ''Manga/GiantRobo'': Kenji Murasame wears a leather trenchcoat and fedora--all in pink.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''--
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Quatre Raberba Winner]] is a filthy rich kid, plays the violin and the piano, very polite, and somewhat feminine. He also pilots a badass Gundam, is TheSmartGuy of the group, can handle himself with a rapier very well, can survive in the dessert and space for a long time without food and water, and becomes the de facto leader [[spoiler: after Heero leaves to rescue Relena and face Zechs]]. And despite having a clear distaste for killing, Quatre's not a TechnicalPacifist (or at least, not until TheMovie, when the whole team starts acting that way), and probably kills more enemies than any two other characters in the show combined. [[spoiler:Or ''everybody'' combined if you include his distressed induced FreakOut after completing Wing Zero which people thought to be attributable to the "Zero System" but negated by the scientist when they affirmed that his brain waves was not affected at all.]] And when forced to handle the Zero System, he was still able to maintain sanity instead of being manipulated like the rest of the team.
** Treize Khushrenada [[SuckMyRose took a rose bath on a regular basis.]] ''ROSE BATH''.
** [[ShelteredAristocrat George [=DeSand=]]] from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' [[SuckMyRose has a rose-themed Gundam]], is extremely courteous and refined and looks slightly feminine... but he also adores playing VolleyingInsults routines with BoisterousBruiser Chibodee Crockett, loves fighting as much as the other members of the Shuffle Alliance and, when off-duty, is a badass fencer. By the way, he's French.
*** That would be because [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sand George Sand]] was the alias of a female French novelist and not a "real man", so as such it's also a kind of subversion.
** Chibodee himself has naturally pink ''hair'' (well, pink bangs), and is a BadAss champion boxer and ''major'' ChickMagnet. He's also the ''Queen'' of Spades in the Shuffle Alliance (and the former Queen of Spades ''also'' was male), admits being a MommasBoy (due to a rather sad case of MissingMom) and is fiercely protective of both Rain and his FourGirlEnsemble crew.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' has Athrun Zala who, like most pilots in ''Seed'', is kind of a bishonen, but he is characterized by being the only pilot to pilot four different suits that are predominantly pink in color.
** For that matter, the infamous Red Comet's custom paint job sure looks more pink than red. Lampshaded in the official spoof manga Kidou Senshi Gundam-san.
** When he's not being a genocidal fascist dictator, Gihren Zabi, BigBad of the original ''MobileSuitGundam'' can be found lovingly tending the plants in his private greenhouse.
* In color portions of the original manga, such as the covers, Manga/InuYasha's Fire-rat suikan and hakama are pink.
* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor''--
** Master Sergeant Cryborne, a man who wouldn't be out of place in FrankMiller's ''SinCity'', shamelessly parades around in a mech that he has painted bright pink.
** Equally hardass First Lt. Andressen provides an even more absurd example. What would he be doing if he wasn't in the Marines? Nude modeling.
** Both of these men acted like perfect gentlemen to Hitomi in her debut episode, going so far as to dress in nice suits & bring her flowers; might not exactly count, but it's worth considering.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''--
** As perhaps one of the more iconic manga and anime examples, Dio Brando, in Part 3, wears pastel colors, a heart tiara, heart shaped kneepads and belt-buckle... and he's still manly, and ''scary'' despite, or perhaps ''because'' of it. Dio is not the only example, and not even the pinkest.
** His son Giorno continues the tradition by being a very badass and [[StoryBreakerPower powerful]] gangster... whose outfit involves a heart-shaped chest cutout, a ladybug motif, and a [[AnimeHair hairdo]] that must require a large amount of time, effort, and hair gel to maintain. He also has a habit of standing in clouds of flower petals and striking campy model-esque poses, and a few official artworks show him dressed head-to-toe in, what else, bright pink.
** Male characters frequently striking flamboyant model-esque poses is a recurring theme in the series. ''Especially'' the {{Badass}} ones.
** JJBA is this trope animefied. Over half of the the cast is composed by strong and FABULOUS men. Most of them wearing exaggerated fashion attires, big earrings, tight jeans and shirts, colored lipstick [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair matching with the hair]] (Yeah, for real), acessories like golden chains, glitering scarfs and heart tiaras, and lots of pink. They make super models look tacky [[RatedMForManly and it's still one of the manliest anime/manga ever created!]]
** To be fair, JJBA has always been heavily influenced by Western music trends, and one of its more notable influences was 80's American music, an era which gave us, among other things, ''hair metal,'' which is essentially the real-life personification of this trope.
* The seven-foot tall SociopathicHero Kogarashi of ''Manga/KamenNoMaidGuy'' constantly wears a cutesy maid dress.
* Akira Kongou from ''Manga/KongohBancho'' spends all day gathering the finest ingredients (milking evil devil cows, climbing mountains) to make himself...the most delicious pudding ever. Man loves his pudding.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'' --
** Gwendal is a badass fighter and tactician with a glare of steel, but he loves cute things and his hobby is...knitting. Knitting cute animals. Which he does awesomely.
** Meanwhile, Yozak is a really big guy with bulging muscles and a handsome, manly face, and is a terrifying and intense power with a sword in his hands, and he really likes to crossdress. Initially this was explained by his being undercover when introduced, but since he changes into an 'angel of mercy' costume for saving the survivors of an earthquake and is really, really not convincing with those biceps, and clearly enjoying himself, it's probably not a work thing.
** Early in his first scene in the manga, before it's revealed that he's a Shin Makoku spy and Serious Mentor Conrad's old friend, he's shown sitting and laughing with Conrad, in his outrageous drag queen outfit. The main character mistakes it for a hookup and gives them space. Hilarious, especially once you know the background.
** He brings an evening dress along on a dangerous mission to a snowbound mountain, as a good-luck charm because dressing as a woman has saved his life so many times. Same sequence where he has his most impressive sword fight.
* Creator/{{CLAMP}} has another TallDarkAndSnarky example in ''[[Manga/DrugAndDrop Lawful Drug]]'': Saiga. He's also at least OneHeadTaller than his very [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine looking]] [[YaoiGuys partner]] and ''always'' wears CoolShades... but to Kazahaya's shock, Saiga is the one who is great at, and enjoys, sewing and cooking.
* Shiro Takamachi of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', a [[VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever ninja-assassin bodyguard that frequently took on terrorist organizations]] and has the [[GoodScarsEvilScars multiple scars to prove it]]. Eventually retired after [[SchrodingersCat almost getting killed]] to become... the owner and baker of the local cafe that specializes in cakes, cream puffs, and other sweets.
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'''s main character, Akito Tenkawa, pilots a hot pink HumongousMecha ''and'' is an exceptional cook -- this is a man who made crepes suzette as field rations. He's not a {{Badass}} in any sense of the word, but out of all the things people look down on him for, his ride and his skill in the kitchen are not among them.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto, the HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], is a ChefOfIron, especially in the original manga, where it was shown he is the one cooks for his household. It is also implied that his cooking is pretty good no matter how ridiculous it is.
* Chuzaemon from ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' is a muscular mohawked midget in his seventies who believes manliness is the highest goal in life and spends most of his time desperately trying to make Count Collection a proud man. He also grooms cats and dances ballet in a pink tutu, tending to be surrounded by rose petals when he does so.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''--
** Naruto Uzumaki likes gardening to the point he considers it a hobby (particularly flowers and common plants); which is surprising considering his [[{{Keet}} personality]].
** Some non-Japanese fanboys refuse to believe that AxCrazy demon-possessed Gaara has the word 'love' written on his head and get mad when fangirls draw him with a heart. "No, it must be something Badass like death, or suffering." Nope. [[http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs12/f/2006/330/a/1/Chibi_Gaara_Colored_by_Monylove17.png It's love.]] Carved into his forehead by his sand-shaping powers the moment he [[BreakTheCutie finally broke]] after his [[spoiler:Uncle Yashamaru tried to kill him and then told him that he never was and never would be loved]]. This symbolizes that he loves only himself and fights only for himself, prior to his HeelFaceTurn. It has also been revealed that, like Naruto, he enjoys gardening.
** Itachi likes to go to tea shops.
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Ryoji Kaji takes up growing watermelon as a hobby; he asks Shinji to keep it a secret, because he doesn't want his manly reputation to be compromised. Maybe his time spent with [[MsFanservice Misato]] left him with a taste for melons. [[note]]The sad thing is, [[ChivalrousPervert he'd probably make this joke.]][[/note]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Sanji is a five-star chef who is always impeccably dressed and has a pronounced tendency to [[LovableSexManiac turn into subservient, heart-eyed goo]] in the presence of [[HelloNurse a pretty girl]]. He's also a grade A {{Badass}} DanceBattler and in the top three fighters on one of the most feared and renowned pirate crews in the world. Oh, and not forgetting the pink apron with the panda logo or his Skypiea shirts. [[http://persephohi.deviantart.com/art/OP-Sanji-s-secret-DF-power-20914986 Search your feelings, you know it to be true]].
** Ship's doctor Tony Tony Chopper famously sports a large pink hat that was given to him by his adoptive father. While he's not as powerful as Sanji it is highly recommended you don't piss him off because [[BewareTheNiceOnes he will Mess. You. Up.]]
** There's also Donquixote Doflamingo who wears a ''very'' pink feathery overcoat while treating [[PeoplePuppets people as puppets]] using what appears to be string based powers ([[spoiler: which apparently double as RazorFloss when he feels like it]]). He's clearly one of the most dangerous men in the world, combining immense combat prowess and a vast and powerful organization with a complete disdain for human life.
** Kumadori is an odd case. Points to his manliness include his huge size and combat prowess (he ''is'' in CP 9, which doesn't exactly take just anyone). He has a bit of a Kabuki theater theme going on, which is not necessarily unmanly, and although his hair is a vibrant, hot pink, [[PrehensileHair it's quite deadly]]. What's left? Well, he plays some kind of weird little palm-drum thing. And he's in quite a few shots with cherry blossom petals.
** Not to mention Mr. 2 Bon Clay, AKA Bon-chan, a self-proclaimed transvestite who loves pink clothes and swan motifs. Also possibly the manliest character in the series.
*** Another transvestite, Emporio Ivankov, is the "Queen" of Kamabakka, a kingdom (queendom?) of transvestites. He's also the right-hand man of the world's most wanted criminal, and an absolute monster in battle.
** GeneralRipper Akainu apparently wears a pink shirt going by one of the openings. As shown [[http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/alinajames/snapshot20091115063745.jpg here.]]
** Pekoms. He wears an all-pink suit with red high heel-like shoes, has cute dot eyes, but happens to be a member of a Yonko's crew and even sports a bounty of 330,000,000 million beli. He also knocked a Logia out cold with a single punch after an epic one-liner. Oh yeah, and he's a friggin' lion!
* The hero of ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'' (a blend of ''otome'' = maiden + the English "men") has dedicated his teenage years to evading this trope and failing so, so utterly. He may look like the stoic ultra-manly KendoTeamCaptain, but he gives cute bento boxes to the girl he loves and makes stuffed animals in a trance when he thinks about her. His best friend uses him as the model for the ''heroine'' of his hit ShoujoDemographic manga series.
** Later characters include very manly guys like Kitora, a tall and intimidating-looking GentleGiant who loves flowers more than anything (or anyone) and Tounomine, Asuka's rival KendoTeamCaptain who is obsessed with make-up and hair & skin care.
* Senri, the silent goliath bear-man from ''Manga/PlusAnima''. He loves flowers, which he likes to use as bookmarks in his diary--they help him remember things. Being the oldest and the strongest, he's a protective TeamMom and a surprising male example of a MamaBear who goes so far as to literally lick the wounds of his companions. [[{{Squick}} Although, he seems to enjoy the taste of blood.]]
* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Ruby]], who participates in Pokémon Contests, regularly grooms his team, and even sews and trims outfits for man and 'Mon alike. Interesting case since we see the pink before we're given any hint to the man. Still, this is the son of [[{{Badass}} Gym Leader Norman]] we're talking about.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "The Screen Actor's Guilt", action movie star Brad Van Darn (a CaptainErsatz of Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme) owns a Smoochum, a small, pink Pokémon that resembles a young girl with short blond hair. His manager fears that fans will ditch him once they find out... but when the truth comes out, his fangirls [[{{Kawaiiko}} melt in a collective puddle of]] {{squee}} and love him ''even more''.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', we have [[GentleGiant Kabaji Munehiro]], a huge giant at age 13, who enjoys knitting and considers Home Economics his favourite subject.
* Ranma Saotome, from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', is probably the strongest fighter in this continuity. Although [[IJustWantToBeNormal he complains loudly about it]], he clearly enjoys ''some'' of the possibilities his instant-sex-change curse gives him. Eating [[SweetTooth big, girly sundaes]] is about the only one he'll admit to. But, while he'll protest that he only goes to that extent because it's necessary, he does seem to get a thrill out of [[TheTease "seducing" men]] to get them to surrender some MacGuffin or other--and his favorite "disguise" is a pink dress.
** He's also an [[SupremeChef excellent cook]], though he never uses it, presumably because his CordonBleughChef and {{Tsundere}} fiancee would go ballistic if he constantly pointed the fact out (she does ''not'' take the initial revelation very well). He's also good at gymnastics, tea ceremony, sewing, and cleaning (to the point he will compulsively clean someone else's messy room, having to think about it to stop, not start, in the manga). Do note that many of these things (probably even the cleaning, at one point; it's a long series) were also forms of martial arts in which he's competed. So if he has to learn something girly and emasculating like knitting to fulfill his goal of being the best at every form of martial arts ever, [[SeriousBusiness so be it]].
** Somewhat closer to the title of the trope, in the anime one of the outfits Ranma [[LimitedWardrobe most commonly wears]] is a [[SleevesAreForWimps short-sleeved]] pastel-orange shirt and little red bowtie. Keep in mind that this is the same [[{{Badass}} practitioner]] of SupernaturalMartialArts who can [[RapidFireFisticuffs punch you over 500 times per second]], [[SuperSpeed move so fast you can't even see him do so]], [[SuperStrength smash through concrete without noticing]] and not only [[MadeOfIron withstand a blow that should have broken every bone in his body]], but be capable of fighting on at full capacity [[HealingFactor mere moments later]].
** Ryoga Hibiki is hinted to have studied rhythmic gymnastics and is even shown teaching it early on in the manga. ''[[MartialArtsAndCrafts Martial]]'' [[MartialArtsAndCrafts rhythmic gymnastics]], yes, but rhythmic gymnastics all the same.
* Drake Anderson from the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA is a badass, gruff mercenary capable of taking out super-powered enemies in hand to hand combat, surviving helicopter crashes without a scratch, and is outright feared by Paper-users for his prowess against them. He also enjoys pottery, sightseeing, and classical literature.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''-- Kenshin Himura is short, wears his long hair in a ponytail, always wears his pink kimono (often with matching tabi), cooks, washes the clothes, and cleans around the dojo... and he's the fearsome [[RedBaron Battousai the Man-Slayer.]] In the Japanese version of the anime, he's voiced by a woman.\\
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In the manga, Nobuhiro Watsuki claims he based Kenshin on Genzai Kawakami, an assassin during the bakumatsu who was short, thin and easily confused with a woman... he used it to his advantage by crossdressing and hiding at Geisha Houses after killing.\\
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Also of note is that in the manga, Kenshin is constantly mistaken for a woman, despite carrying a sword around (which was forbidden at the time) and having a [[XMarksTheHero big badass scar on his face.]] He also serves as a babysitter to Dr. Gensai's granddaughters (exclusive to the anime as near as it can be told).
* Bontenmaru from ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' can literally rip a man in half with his bare hands. He hangs out with several {{badass}} killers, and reads shoujo manga.
* Harima in {{School Rumble}} is a buff bad boy. Most students tend to steer clear of him due to his delinquent nature and tendency to beat people up. (Which he does a lot.) One other kid in class has made it his life goal to become manlier and cooler than Harima. In his free time, though, Harima draws manga and takes care of stray animals.
* ''Anime/{{s-CRY-ed}}'''s Straight Cougar is a manic super-speed fighter and irrepressible flirt who not only wears bright pink shades with his uniform but drives a hot-pink car to boot. No one ever calls him on it, probably because addressing Cougar about ''any''thing will earn you a ten-minute hyper-enthusiastic explanation/tirade.
* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' of ''Manga/SetoNoHanayome'' initially crossdresses as a schoolgirl in attempt to understand his beloved daughter's heart through {{Moe}} stereotypes. ''Initially'', because he inexplicably continues to wear the outfit in future appearances. He's ''the freaking Terminator'', though, ''with [[EyeBeams laser beam eyes]]'', so it isn't like anyone (besides his daughter) is ever going to call him out on it. He even really does wear pink . . . [[spoiler:{{pant|yShot}}ies]].
* Eguchi, the main character of the popular biker gang series ''Shounan Bakusozoku'' (aka ''Bomber Bikers of Shonan''), isn't just the leader of the titular biker gang but also of his school's handicraft club.
* In ''Anime/SonicX'', Sonic apparently has a fondness for flowers. He even uses this to taunt Knuckles at one point when he was tricked by Eggman (again) and challenging Sonic to a duel, and later on in the series Sonic gathers a bunch of flowers and puts them in a vase at Chris's house. Later still he gives Amy a bunch of flowers.
* Jake Martinez from ''Anime/TigerandBunny'' Was a Badass mercenary before prison, & out of prison turned terrorist who Held all of Stern Bild hostage & managed to hospitalize four of it's heroes by himself, and almost defeated a fifth. He did it in red skinny pants, a fluffy black and white fur coat, blue lipstick, pink & green eye shadow & pink & orange hair. Despite his flamboyant looks, he still managed to be terrifying.
* Ryuuji from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}!'' is well-known at school for having the FaceOfAThug and an intimidating presence, but in reality he's a proud HouseHusband who likes to cook while wearing aprons (including a pink one), and can often be found [[NeatFreak cleaning the school bathroom with a toothbrush]] and doing the household sewing and shopping. Don't forget he also wears pink boxers!
* Galvatron, the BigBad of ''Transformers - Beast Wars II'', is totally PINK. He even transforms into a giant pink dragon (make of that what you will). Despite that, he is a deadly serious villain, and in his dragon form, a rampaging unstoppable monster attacking friend or foe. Well, except when he is sleeping - which he does for most of the series.
* In ''Anime/WeissKreuz [[OddlyNamedSequel Side B]]'' Ken Hidaka, the team's resident BigGuy, is a former professional soccer player and ex-convict who [[DirtyBusiness kills people for money]] with a pair of steel WolverineClaws. He [[BloodKnight likes his job]]. He ''also'' likes cookery, adores small children, appears to have unilaterally decided [[MacGuffinGirl Kurumi]] is his surrogate sister and, like the [[HitmanWithAHeart rest of his team]], has a cover job as a florist.
* Volume 9 of ''Manga/XxxHoLic'' reveals that TallDarkAndSnarky Doumeki [[http://www.mangareader.net/160-10338-5/xxxholic/chapter-54.html used to dress like a girl when he was little]]. Of course, being the unshakable [[DeadpanSnarker master of deadpan]] that he is, Watanuki's attempt to rub this in his face [[http://www.mangareader.net/160-10338-8/xxxholic/chapter-54.html backfires]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/160-10338-9/xxxholic/chapter-54.html spectacularly.]]
* Takashi "Jumbo" Takeda from YotsubaTo! is a very tall, muscular and scary looking guy, but he works as a florist and is very sensitive and romantic.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''--
** Kazuma Kuwabara is a man's man, but he still has a soft spot for cats...especially his pet kitten, Eikichi. Not to mention he is one of few men who will loudly, without ANY hesitation whatsoever, proclaim that he does what he does for love. Even calls himself a Warrior of Love several times.
** After ridding himself of his old man disguise, the Beautiful Suzuka monologues in [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1bc7xg9UN1qe77cu.png this choice of attire]] in the Dark Tournament. He follows that by blowing up a section of the crowd.
* Minamoto of ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' takes care of [[PowerTrio The Children]], including cleaning and cooking in a frilly apron. He also has been known to use drill-equipped trucks, [[ShamuFu crocodiles]] and other improvised weaponry when pushed beyond his limits.
* Zaitsu Misao of HatsukoiLimited is six feet tall, with arms as thick as tree trunks, and whom no local high school thug will fight without some way to keep him from fighting back, but he becomes frighteningly shy and reserved around his crush, unable to even say her name; in truth, he is a GentleGiant who adores small birds and animals and loves to take care of them, but they won't come near him, as if they're afraid he'll try to [[AndCallHimGeorge call them George]].
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