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* [[http://animeboyswiththeirshirtsoff.blogspot.ae/ This website]] dedicated to shirtless scenes from Anime and Western Animation.
* Of course, the ultimate example of this trope has to be Kenshiro from ''HokutoNoKen'', who manages to [[ClothingDamage burn off his shirt]] by the power of [[BadAss sheer]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome awesomeness]] almost every episode, conveniently right before handing that episode's main villain [[FinishingMove the beating of his life]], yet mysteriously always [[MagicPants re-acquires it]] in the following episode.
* Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' pulled this sometimes, specially late in the series (the episode where Erika showed up comes to mind). [[MadScientist Dr. Hell]] also pulled this at the end of ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' for seemingly no reason, and despite being a very old man.
* Dante of the [[DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries animated]] ''[[DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries Devil May Cry]]'' series gets this too every so often, but the first example is in the ''first episode'' -- at the end, Dante comes out of the back wearing nothing but pants, toweling his hair off and dripping water. The fangirls rejoiced.
* Jin near the climax of ''SamuraiChamploo''. Complete with [[SlipknotPonytail his unwoven hair blowing gently in the wind]]. Cue fangirls fainting.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': A favorite coveted screenshot among fangirls is of Kaiser waist up in the shower. Jaden too has a pretty nice body for someone who just plays with trading cards all day.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Malik Ishtar has several scenes where he strips off his shirt in front of everyone (though it's actually a plot point -- he's showing the tattoo on his back), prime material for his fangirls.
* ''ShamanKing'' villain Hao wears a poncho but he is shirtless.
** Faust goes through his introductory fight mostly shirtless, but bar certain [[CreepySexy demographics]], it's much more {{Squick}}.
* Kaito from ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''. [[http://boukenshin.net/pitch/featshirt.php This site]] has a whole section on his increasingly improbable shirtless scenes in the manga.
* The Captain from ''{{Hellsing}}'' has [[NoShirtLongJacket no shirt on under his coat]], as revealed in the 82nd chapter.
* At one point in the later arcs of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', this particular trope becomes obsessive, affecting every {{bishonen}} on the series and possibly merging with YaoiGuys and getting to the point of FanDisservice in some cases.
** Hilariously parodied [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GSns9zir7Y in the OP for the Sega Saturn game]], where the first thing that Akio and Touga do is to open their shirts and show off their chests, much to Saionji's embarrassment.
* Major Armstrong from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' enjoys randomly taking off his shirt to show his magnificent musculature. He's so diesel, he could fuel a semi for a trip across mainland China. He does it so often and suddenly, to everyone else's dismay, he's a definite parody of this trope.
** Then there's Armstrong's dear friend, Sig Curtis, who's able to rip apart his entire upper wardrobe by flexing. Armstrong and Sig thus become good comrades by the friendship forged with muscle.
** Even lampshaded in his fight with Scar.
** Edward too has had his share of scenes showing off his torso (and automail arm), beginning with the first chapter.
** And Roy Mustang also showed his abs for a particularly dramatic comeback after being thought dead.
** Ling had a shirtless dramatic entrance (popping out of a manhole).
*** Ed even gets an outdoor shower scene in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], and a majority of his concept artwork shows him pulling or [[ClothingDamage ripping]] his top off in some fashion.
** Alphonse gets a shirtless scene in the fan game ''Bluebird's Illusion''. Ed "accidentally" walks in on him showering.
* [[HaruhiChan Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu]] gives us some completely unnecessary shirtless scenes of Koizumi. They even drop the SuperDeformed thing to [[FanService make their point]].
** In the [[SuzumiyaHaruhi original]], the second iteration of Endless Eight has Kyon shirtless at the beginning. It's the Fanservice Episode of Season 2!
** Itsuki himself also gets some... attention in the same arc.
*** Mostly of a different kind, considering he was wearing some sort of skimpy black speedo.
* ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' gives all the male characters in the club plenty of opportunities to take their shirts off. The club's website once featured a picture of [[{{Bifauxnen}} Haruhi]] shirtless which, [[WholesomeCrossdresser naturally]], turned out to be photoshopped.
** And let's not forget Kyouya's scene in [[http://quizilla.teennick.com/user_images/O/OK/OKA/OKASHILADY/1284508262_9892_full.png episode 8]]
* In a hilarious example, Ranka Lee from ''MacrossFrontier'' bumps into Alto for the first time (who was shirtless at the moment), and immediately focuses on his face instead, mistaking him for [[DudeLooksLikeALady a very beautiful girl]].
* In ''VisionOfEscaflowne'', [[WingedHumanoid Van Fanel]] can grow [[PerpetualMolt wings]] from his back, destroying his entire shirt every single time they're used.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Almost all of the main characters (and many of the {{Big Bad}}s) have multiple scenes in which his shirt is ripped up in the midst of battle. Well, except the {{bishonen}} (Kurama) with the largest fan club.
** No, instead he gets to [[ItMakesSenseInContext rip open his shirt during a fight and rub blood all over his chest...]]
** Gets {{Lampshade}}ed in one episode. The announcer notices they've "somehow lost their shirts."
** At one point while summoning the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragon of the Darkness Flame]], Hiei's shirt explodes for no reason.
* Hisoka, the [[EnigmaticMinion Enigmatic]] LovableTraitor of ''HunterXHunter'', gets ''two'' completely naked scenes: first a shower scene, then later a scene in which the protagonists find him bathing in a lake (with some conveniently placed speech bubbles). These are also the only times we get to see him without his FacialMarkings (okay, [[MonsterClown face paint]]) and ImprobableHairstyle.
* ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' begins with a shirtless Ichise staring at himself in the mirror. [[FanDisservice No, it's not meant to be enticing.]]
* Pretty much the entire male cast of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' and one female, though she's hiding it, go shirtless in its 7th ending theme. A subversion exists in the same ending as Prince Hata, who looks much like ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s fat Buu, not only appears shirtless, but is wearing only a fundoshi.
* Hosaka in ''{{Minami-ke}}'' is prone to going shirtless for little reason or provocation. There's even an eyecatch of him in one of his shirtless moments.
* ''[[WeissKreuz Weiß Kreuz: Glühen]]'' features plenty of shirtless scenes in its OP. And Youji's outfit is a mix of shirtless and BadassLongcoat.
* Both Setsuna and Allelujah in the second ED of ''{{Gundam 00}}''.
* Whether it be a result of the massive ClothingDamage that afflicts the men of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ,good old fashioned shower/bath scenes, shirtless training, when someone gets serious, or the [[HoYay odd homoerotic nude visualization]] of a deceased comrade speaking from beyond the grave, the ratio of shirtless scenes to scenes in which any given male character wears a shirt are around 50-50. (maybe if Videl and Android 18 channeled their ki/energy into their bodies instead of making their clothing NighInvulnerable, they would be able to hang with the guys in combat?)
** 18 had ClothingDamage at one point early on, too -- just not enough to reveal anything.
** And yet, to the dismay of fangirls everywhere, never once did Future Trunks go without. I think this may be the first instance of a vagooblock in anime.
* Occurs twice in the second anime season of ''{{Slayers}}''; the first when Gourry and Zelgadis are healing from an attack from a pair of demons raiding Princess Amelia's castle, and the second when said pair's covers are blown during the OnceASeason [[DraggedIntoDrag cross-dressing episode.]] [[spoiler:It turns out that the LadyLand kingdom they had infiltrated (hence the disguises) is full of men that had ''also'' hidden their genders, and increased the shirtless count, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny including the princess Zelgadis had been falling for.]] Ouch.]] Gourry is also seen shirtless in an early scene of the ''Slayers Premium'' movie.
** Valgaav, the BigBad from the third season, takes this UpToEleven with the WalkingShirtlessScene trope - the closest thing he wears to a shirt is a flimsy top that exposes his midriff.
** A very humorous promotional spread for the UnCancelled fourth season, illustrated by the man who drew the illustrations in the light novels, has Gourry and Zel as this again, this time in flimsy swimwear. [[AffablyEvil Xellos]] and [[ObfuscatingStupidity Wizer Freion]] are in on it also.
* Almost as soon as he shows up on screen for the first time in episode 24 of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Kaworu Nagisa ends up stripped butt-naked along with Shinji Ikari in a shower scene. [[spoiler:He was only around for one episode so he had to make up for lost time somehow, right?]]
** ''Rebuild'' took this even further: until he donned his plugsuit for the first time when Zeruel was attacking, he was a WalkingShirtlessScene. In fact, only one of them qualifies for this trope since in the other, he's [[NakedOnArrival completely naked]].
* Abel Nightroad of ''TrinityBlood'' certainly gets his share of shirtlessness. Also, Brother Petros spends the ''entire fifth volume'' of the manga without a shirt. And is he ripped!
** Hugue has also been sans shirt more than once, revealing a LOT of scars (said scars haven't deterred the fangirls in the slightest).
** Lampshaded early on in the manga, when Tres' clothes get turned into swiss cheese by machine-gun fire ([[MadeOfIron of course it doesn't affect him at all]]) and Abel goes into [[SayItWithHearts fanboy mode]] at the sight of him, complete with LuminescentBlush.
-->'''Abel:''' I think that... Tres... you are so HOT!\\
'''Tres:''' I don't understand what you mean.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Most males have a well sculpted chest that will be revealed when his shirt is removed. It's easier to list the male characters who never get a shirtless scene.
** Mayuri Kurotsuchi, the squicky MadScientist actually gets a shirtless scene. Complete with scars.
** Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni, the general of the Gotei 13, invariably strips to the waist before using his shikai. For dramatic purpose this reveals an ungodly amount of scars, plus a more muscular figure than the protagonist has, despite being older than the latter's country of origin. In the third movie, he literally jumps out of his shirt before delivering an attack.
** Ichigo gets to have shirtless and even almost naked moments, due to ClothingDamage.
** Zaraki gets to show off his chest when he gives Ichigo one free attack before they fight. He's also stripped to the waist in the Hueco Mundo arc after fighting Nnoitra. He also shows up shirtless when he shows up to help fight Yammy.
** Chad also gets the less fleshy version most of time, but given that he's the embodiment of the Latino stereotype... Yeah.
** Even Uryuu has a couple of shirtless scenes, one when his father saves his life from arrancar attacks, and one when his father restores his powers. He's pale, but somehow remarkably well-built. (He's an archer, after all.)
** Ulquiorra gets a few shirtless scenes as well. Apparently the fangirls were not disappointed.
** In an omake, a few members of the Shinigami Women's Association went to great lengths to get one of these out of Ukitake. Yay!
** Grimmjow is a walking Shirtless Scene by default.
* ''OutlawStar'''s Gene Starwind nearly matches InnocentFanserviceGirl Melfina in the number of times they've gone topless. Considering that the latter pilots the ship naked...
* Subverted in ''{{Trigun}}''. Vash the Stampede is [[{{Bishonen}} fairly good looking]] in his BadassLongcoat, but when he gets his first shirtless scene, it turns out he's so cut up, [[GoodScarsEvilScars scarred]], and shot to pieces that he looks like Frankenstein's monster underneath.
* Just going to show that ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is incapable of doing anything halfway, we have the fight scene in episode 20: [[spoiler:Simon and Viral. Prison bathroom brawl. [[ModestyTowel Wearing nothing but ridiculously tiny towels]].]]
** And of course Kamina is shirtless ''[[WalkingShirtlessScene all the time]]''. So often that the presence of a shirt-wearing Kamina in Simon's [[LotusEaterMachine Lotus Eater Dream]] immediately indicates that some weird shit is going on.
** Let's not forget the bath episode, with everyone staying naked for a good 6 or 7 minutes, leading Viral to call the gang "naked monkeys" for the first half the series.
* ''ChronoCrusade'' has several moments, although most notable is probably the fact that Joshua almost never keeps his shirt fully buttoned (basically only when someone forces him to so he'll be presentable), and Chrono in his true form only wears a jacket that does not cover his chest.
* We get several shirtless scenes for Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''; somewhat {{justified|Trope}} because he has a plot-relevant birthmark on his chest, but also usually with an obvious fanservice factor as well. Mytho also has one scene where he has his uniform shirt unbuttoned in the second season -- a tip-off that something is very odd, because normally he wears the shirt fully buttoned... but without pants.
* ''VampireKnight'' has quite a few of these. Then again, given the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys large quantity of vampire cuties]] it may not be all that surprising.
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fans disappointed in the lack of nekkid Erio TransformationSequence in the anime worry not, [[ComicBookAdaptation the supplementary manga]] gives him one (albeit, just one panel).
* Probably the only [[FanDisservice straight example of fanservice]] in the ''Manga/BlackJack'' [=OVAs=] is from the titular doctor himself, in an entirely gratuitous PoolScene in the fourth episode... Oh, and the ShowerScene in the first. And a HotSpringsEpisode (which, incidentally, takes place near a [[BeachEpisode beach]]). Kind of a pattern there.
* Since most of the cursed men in ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' shed their clothes when transforming (as they [[InvoluntaryShapeShifting turn into animals]]), they all get [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]] with astonishing regularity. The exceptions are Genma and Ranma (whose [[GenderBender girl curse]] means he gets to keep his clothes on during a transformation... [[InnocentFanserviceGirl usually]]).
** In the manga, what's funny is that Ranma's girl side gets far more Shirtless Scenes than his male side ever does.
* Dragon Saint Shiryu from ''SaintSeiya'' seems to enjoy stripping off the upper half of his armor when [[LetsGetDangerous getting serious]] with an enemy. The better to show off his ''huge''... PowerTattoo.
** Seiya also manage to get a few, the first one against the before mentioned saint, and another were he takes off his shirt before fighting three Silver Saints and after sneaking out of the hospital.
** Deathmask of Cancer also fights shirtless against Shiryu. As does Krishna of Krisaor during the Poseidon arc, and Okko of Tiger before the Sanctuary arc. The Dragon Saint tend to have that effect on his opponents.
* ''SaintSeiyaOmega'' on the other hand doesn't get one until episode 51 where Pegasus Kouga [[ClothingDamage starts off wearing Sagittarius armor]] and ends up fighting like this against the God of Darkness.
** Shiryu's own son, Ryuhou, doesn't get a proper ShirtlessScene until episode 83. Yes, the PowerTattoo runs in the family.
* Happens surprisingly often in ''OnePiece'' with the most prominent example being Ace, where practically every scene he's in turns into a shirtless scene. Also happens with mostly with Luffy, Zoro and Franky. A notable example for Zoro occurred during the Drum Island arc, where he spends a good portion of the crew's time there wandering around without a shirt on.
** Parodied when a woman's baby messes Zoro's shirt, so the mother yanks it off to clean it for him. Before she explains why she stole it, he angrily accuses her of being a pervert.
** After the timeskip, Zoro signifies that he's getting serious by stripping off his coat in addition to donning his bandanna.
* During Tsukune's [[spoiler:fight with Moka's father]] near the end of ''RosarioToVampire Capu2'', he gets his shirt blown apart when [[spoiler:the residual vampire blood in his body starts working again.]]
** This happens a few times in the second season of the manga, mostly in the Sun arc but he is first shirtless on the frontpage on the [[http://mangafox.me/manga/rosario_to_vampire_season_ii/v05/c018/1.html 18th chapter]] probably just to show how badass he has become and well it worked
* Manga/{{Naruto}} spends a good few chapters shirtless and ''covered in oil'' in ''Naruto Shippuuden''. Sasuke has a brief shot in a movie trailer drenching himself under a waterfall. It was rumored that the fangirls could be [[{{Squee}} heard for miles around]].
** Even long before that, Naruto spent a good part of his Wind Chakra training shirtless [[http://read.mangashare.com/Naruto/chapter-320/page001.html which was even well featured on a chapter cover]]!
** Hidan, after a fight, has his Akatsuki uniform half ripped up, making all his appearances later on be half-Shirtless Scenes. Apparently Kakuzu was [[MiserAdvisor too much of a tightwad]] to give Hidan money to get another one.
** Not just Hidan. Deidara, Sasori, Kakuzu and Pain go shirtless at one point in time as well.
*** [[FanDisservice Those can all be considered subversions]], as they show their bodies [[{{Squick}} are far from attractive]], being [[spoiler:covered in [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily toothy mouths]], wood panels, multiple stitches and [[SpikesOfVillainy body piercing]], respectively]].
*** [[spoiler:However, Kisame also gets his cloak torn off, and despite being a [[PettingZooPeople shark-like man with blue skin]], his chest is rather normal looking]].
*** Itachi, who is the most normal Akatsuki member in terms of appearance and abilities is the only member in Akatsuki that [[spoiler:dies without being shirtless. [[TheCoatsAreOff He loses his cloak while fighting Sasuke]] but under it is a shirt]].
** [[spoiler:Then we got shirtless Danzo (who was also bleeding profusely and had his arm reduced to a stump at the time), which could not be more FanDisservice]].
** In some anime only scenes and a filler episode, we get to see Jiraiya [[HotSpringsEpisode in the hotspring]] with his chest completely bare. We also get to see this in the manga, but by that point, he has a huge scar obscuring most of chest.
** Also, people tend to forget this, but Gaara's older brother Kankuro also had a shirtless scene in episodes 11 and 12 of Naruto Shippuden as well as the manga. After he was poisoned by Sasori, he was immediately rushed to a hospital room where he is shown topless as well as not having his hood and face-paint on. He was shown to be very well-built and toned (and he even gained some fangirls as a result!)
* ''PokemonSpecial'' required Red to use his shirt to tie down a steering column on an airship while he went to defuse one of Carr's Forretress bombs. Since he cast off his jacket prior to his battle with Giovanni, this trope is the result of these desperate measures.
** And he manages to stay that way for ''over half a saga''.
* Several Digimon across all of the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' shows (and games) have humanoid bodies, and are usually, if not always, shirtless. Weregarurumon and Leomon are prime examples. Now, if only they'd get more screen time, and Leomon would stop dying!
** In a less FurryFandom example, in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', there are a few male ''gratuitous'' shower scenes (but not angsty) as well, from both male main characters. It was known by some as Digimon Fanservicers due to this.
** From ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', we have Taiki Kudo swimming in digital space from episode 22 who combines this with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome by having a cannon ball attached to his leg and using said cannonball to attack the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* Kanda from ''DGrayMan'' periodically updates the readers as to the expansion of his chest tattoo. You know, in case they were worried about it.
** Allen, too, gets a shirtless scene or two, most recently [[spoiler:to show off the scar from shoulder to hip he accidentally gave himself.]] Fangirls go completely insane.
* Gray from ''Manga/FairyTail'' goes shirtless, pantsless, socksless... he's not into clothing.
* The four {{Bishounen}} boys from ''[[TheWallflower Perfect Girl Evolution]]'' (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge) frequently go shirtless, causing [[HighPressureBlood MASSIVE nosebleeds]]. Mostly from Sunako.
** Yes, there was a naked FuroScene involving all four of them. The fangirls peeping in on them didn't stand a chance.
* Many of the characters in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' have shirtless scenes after practices and times like that. Mizumachi just likes stripping down to his shorts and waving his shirt around (he used to be a swimmer, which might explain it). Ootawara on the other hand turns it into FanDisservice by often losing his pants (and sometimes everything else) and farting a lot.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' occasionally gives Negi shirtless scenes. It's less {{Squick}}y than one would expect, as he's usually magically aged into a teenager when they happen.
** Like, for example, teenage Negi vs. Jack Rakan in a shirtless battle worthy of the [[Manga/DragonBall Tenkaichi Budokai]].
* One episode of ''Manga/SoulEater'' featured Soul trying to cheat on a test by hiding cheat sheets in his clothes, and then being strip-searched by the teacher when he caught him. Soul spent the rest of the test in only his boxers, much to the glee of the fangirls.
** Soul actually gets {{Shirtless Scene}}s fairly regularly after [[spoiler:he gets his scar.]]
** Later, Stein of all people gets one. He's unfairly ripped, in case you're wondering.
*** [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/stein%20soul%20eater/Animebex/Soul%20Eater/stein-067-animestockscom.jpg?o=59 Courtesy link]]. In case you were, y'know, curious or anything.
** Also, Black☆Star. Besides having awesome biceps he's also BUFF when you see him shirtless with just a towel over his shoulders after training.
** In perhaps the most gratuitous example, Free is shirtless for his [[spoiler:illusionary]] fight with Death the Kid. He's wearing a shirt in the scene immediately before and puts it back on immediately after, and there's no obvious reason why he took it off just to fight. (By the way, he's in his WolfMan form most of the time, which may detract from or enhance the effect, depending on your [[FurryFandom preferences]].)
** In the manga only, Ox, Harvar, Kilik, and the pots hang around the school shirtless after coming back from an extremely HotBlooded mission.
* Gateau Mocha from ''Bakuretsu Hunters''.
* Sōsuke from ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' gets a few of these. Once near the beginning, when he [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill tackles the teacher down the stairs thinking she was a terrorist]] and ends up having to have his back bandaged up due to the wounds from it. Another time is when he gets so tired and lacks sleep to the point where he passes out -- before he passes out, however, we're treated to a [[http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg127/SeitenTaiseiKira/ThisWillBeMe.jpg blurry picture (possibly a hallucination?) of himself, shirtless and restrained]].
** In addition, the dust jackets of the manga include pictures of the cast in skimpy bathing suits. Not wanting to isolate the female audience, these bits of fanservice include [[http://fmp.abstratica.org/images/manga/covers/r2/fmp-mag-vol7i.jpg Kurz]] and [[http://fmp.abstratica.org/images/manga/covers/r2/fmp-mag-vol8i.jpg SÃ'suke]]
** Kalinin in the anime, after being wounded during the Behemoth arc. Complete with bandages.
** ''Gauron'', of all people, in the manga. Not that the anime gave you a different idea, what with how well that uniform fit him, but in the manga he looks as if he was chiseled in stone.
* Ryo from ''Ronin Warriors'' goes shirtless for a good two or three minutes at the beginning of episode 20, after he awakens from a CatapultNightmare.
* Until a significant way in Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' ripped his shirt and pants off every time he activated his attack, leaving him in just his boxers while he fought. Also, near the beginning of the TYL arc, both him and Gokudera are shirtless in the middle of a forest at night. Brrr.
** Xanxus has a 99% chance of being shirtless every time he appears in a non-plot related picture. [[SarcasmMode This is obviously only done to show us the plot-related scars on his chest.]]
** During his battle with Belphegor, Gokudera wore his shirt completely unbuttoned and hanging open with nothing covering his torso save for a lot of bandages.
** Ryohei is embodiment of this trope, 'cause he gets more {{Shirtless Scene}}s than any other character. And he's quite hot.
** And don't forget about the latest Katekyo Hitman Reborn OAV where we get a veryyy veryyy looong extra bonus screentime focused on Hibari Kyoya's chest in an Onsen. The day it was released, many fangirls died from bloodloss.
* Few fans of ''DarkerThanBlack'' will forget November 11's NakedFirstImpression with Mao, and not just because it was funny. Hei's civilian alias Li on the other hand is a textbook case of the "partially buttoned shirt" variant, as he seems physically incapable of having more than three buttons done at any given time. No wonder [[ChickMagnet every woman]] in sight falls for him.
** Li's partially unbuttoned shirt is {{Lampshaded}} in the OVA (and was then immortalized as a MemeticMutation) in the form of two in-universe women fixating on his ''collarbone'', which is often noticeably visible because of this trope.
* Nono from ''{{Gunbuster}} 2'' gets one in the first episode when she gained HeroicResolve by ripping her shirt off, [[CloudCuckoolander because she took the "Topless" part a bit too seriously.]]
** Actually, if you look carefully at that scene, her clothes were stuck to the barbs of the monster. [[FanService Ripping them off was clearly the only option]]. Her dialogue after the battle does show that she took the term "Topless" literally, though, by claiming that she had become one.
* England from ''AxisPowersHetalia'' gets one when he takes a hot bath in Japan's house. The scene was amped up for FanService effects in the anime rendition, adding a bit of ShipTease when his host is nonplussed at his nudity -- yes, the same guy who [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn was scandalized]] when his partners paraded around without shirts. Germany has a pretty hot ShowerScene in the Manga also.
* When Yume from ''SomedaysDreamers'' meets her magic instructor Masami for the first time, he is completely shirtless, leading to a very flustered reaction for the poor girl. Of course, that Masami's best friend Kera opened the door being practically shirtless as well doesn't help matters.
* ''FushigiYuugi'''s [[{{Bishounen}} hunks]] and some of their cousins in [[AyashiNoCeres other Yuu]] [[AbsoluteBoyfriend Watase manga]].
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' gives Kanon, a ''very'' [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine]] {{Bishounen}} servant, a shirtless scene. [[spoiler:[[FanDisservice Then he removes a bandage covering a stab wound on his chest and PUTS HIS FINGERS IN IT.]]]] What do you expect? This ''is'' Franchise/WhenTheyCry.
** There's another FanDisservice example at the end of the second arc when [[spoiler:Battler briefly gives up. Beatrice chains him up and parades him around naked]].
* In ''[[ViolinistOfHameln The Violinist of Hamelin]]'', everytime [[spoiler:Hamel transforms into a Mazoku]] he bursts out of his clothes. In the anime, his signature black outfit even seems to somehow grow back everytime he changes back. In the manga, Drum attacked the human army with giant spikes that shot out of the ground... and somehow managed to [[ClothingDamage rip]] both [[{{Bishounen}} Clari]] and Trom's shirts off without causing them too much damage otherwise.
* Date Masamune gets one in the ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' anime, possibly to balance out his WalkingShirtlessScene rival Yukimura. He's also injured and bandaged. It's great!
* In the manga ''RoseOfVersailles'', [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Andre]] gets a shirtless scene when he changes out of his rainsoaked uniform as [[{{Bifauxnen}} Oscar]] walks in on him. Cue Oscar being all indignant and flustered.
* The second opening sequence to ''TowardTheTerra'' has [[AntiVillain Keith]] taking off the shirt of his uniform for symbolic reasons, while the first has him completely naked ([[ItMakesSenseInContext which also actually makes some sense]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic if you really think]] [[FridgeBrilliance about it]], but let's face it, [[DistractedByTheSexy Why would you]]?).
* Johnny Rayflo of {{Vassalord}}, so much so he qualifies as a WalkingShirtlessScene. Expect at least one panel or page dedicated to showing off his lack of a shirt.
* This has a tendency to happen to Randel (from ''PumpkinScissors'') while he's in a fight, to the point that he's almost a WalkingShirtlessScene. [[ScarsAreForever It's]] [[GoodScarsEvilScars decidedly not meant to be]] [[FanDisservice fan service, though.]]
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'''s protagonists do this quite a bit (particularly the 'older' three) and then there's Kougaiji who's a WalkingShirtlessScene for the first anime (he's got a jacket though which is just odd).
** Kenren sort of counts in Gaiden too.
* After he gets injured for the first time in ''HyakujitsuNoBara'' Klaus makes a bit of a habit walking around with only bandages on his torso. Coincidentally, his shirt also seems to be the ''only'' clothing that comes off during [[RightThroughHisPants sex]].
* Eiri Yuki of ''{{Gravitation}}'' gets this; the opening picture for this trope used to be of him (from a NSFW doujin).
* Van of ''GunXSword'' gets a few shirtless scenes. What's really interesting is that in flashbacks from before his fiancee's death, he seems to be a WalkingShirtlessScene. Maybe that's why Elena agreed to marry him?
* ''[[HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 - Kurenai no Tsuki]]'' has a scene with five of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys the Hachiyou]][[note]]Kurou, Hinoe, Benkei, Yuzuru and Kagetoki[[/note]] shirtless, cleaning up. A few minutes later, Nozomi stumbles upon a shirtless Masaomi (with FemaleGaze in play). LuminescentBlush ensues.
* ''Manga/CherryJuice'': These happen frequently with the male lead Minami, including on the very first page of the manga. This is a mixture of both MrFanservice, and AuthorAppeal for the female Mangaka.
* This happens a bit in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', though canon-wise, it happens the most during the Kyoto arc. Most memorable would be when Sanosuke fights his ex-teacher Anji (Sanosuke throws his shirt off while Anji's explodes due to sheer rage and power), and later when Kenshin gets his [[ClothingDamage blown off]] by one of Shishio's gunpowdered sword attacks.
* In the first season of [[StarBlazers Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato]] Wildstar does hard physical exercise to angst. In a later episode, affably evil Desslok is in his bath and learns that a general has returned. He stands and the camera focuses on his chest... and stays there for about five seconds. This fails as fanservice immeasurably, however, as Desslok (going by this screenshot) has [[FetishRetardant no nipples.]]
* During episode 20 of ''Manga/BlackButler'', Sebastian is arrested and chained up in some kind of torture room. And the first thing the creepy TortureTechnician does is rip his shirt, giving us a nice shot of his abs. And many fangirl {{Squee}}'s were heard.
* Yoshimori from Kekkaishi gets a few shirtless scenes in the anime. His kekkai training was used as an excuse on both occasions in episodes 8 and 42. Episode 42 even included a scene in which he removed his kekkaishi robe with rapid fire precision.
* Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (aka [[SuperHero Wild Tiger]]) has a prolonged ShirtlessScene in the ninth episode of ''TigerAndBunny''. Being significantly older than most anime protagonists or superheroes has not made his HeroicBuild any less heroic. He then gets ''another'' prolonged shirtless scene in episode thirteen, which ends with, well, [[http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww262/CapZiggy/tumblr_lne2skAQFH1qgeskro1_500.gif this]]. It should come to no surprise that ''TigerAndBunny'' fans ''[[MemeticSexGod love]]'' Wild Tiger.
* VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi's Keiichi has a FULL EPISODE of wearing nothing but a speedo.
** In the same episode, the buff and athletic Tomitake is shown in nothing but a speedo as well, [[BigBeautifulMan the muscular bear bellied chief, Oishi,]] is shown in revealing swim trunks, and [[HotScientist the slim bishounen, Irie]] is shown in slightly shorter but less revealing slim trunks. They call themselves "The Four Soul Brothers of Heavenly kings".
* Crim in ''.hack//SIGN'' gets a full shirtless scene later in the series.
* Guts from ''{{Berserk}}'' has these ''all over the place.'' [[MaleFrontalNudity The best]] come in volumes 9 and 10.
** Farnese has one in volume 17 a RareFemaleExample.
* Happens a surprising amount to Manga/InuYasha, usually after taking off his outer kimono and giving it to Kagome.
** This happens most notably during his fight with Goshinki. After sustaining serious injuries the previous episode, he spends most of the episode running around in his undershirt at most. Then Goshinki [[spoiler: breaks the Tetsusaiga,]] and while he's still in shock slashes him with enough force to tear his shirt to ribbons. He gets better, unlocking his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide demon blood]] and carrying out the rest of the fight with no shirt on and [[FemaleGaze much focus on his abs]].
* In ''SaintBeast'', Judas has a few, usually with water keeping it from being more than just shirtless.
* Kougami in ''Anime/PsychoPass'' has a couple of shirtless workout scenes showcasing his lovingly-drawn chest and abs. Akane certainly seems appreciative.
* Naturally, this shows up quite a bit in ''FruitsBasket'', since the Members of the Zodiac are always naked when they change back from their [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting animal forms]] ([[SceneryCensor but you only see the guys from the waist up]]).
** Kyo has a more traditional ShirtlessScene in the finale of the anime (and manga equivalent)
** There's plenty more [[MrFanservice Manservice]] in the HotSpringsEpisode and [[BeachEpisode Beach Arc]]. Kyo is actually the only one who keeps his shirt on at the beach (because [[CatsHateWater he doesn't intend to swim]]), but since he jumps in the water anyway...
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Ash has gotten shirtless a countless number of times throughout the seasons and movies though the excess of it and his young age can cause it to be considered FanDisservice. Even Brock and Cilan joins in at times.
* Shobu Kirifuda from DuelMasters got a really long one (4 entire volumes) in the FE manga when he landed up in hot as hell Egypt.
* The first half of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' had a running gag where resident MrExposition/[[MrFanservice Fanservice]], Aikuro Mikisugi, would spontaneously start taking off his clothes for apparently no reason at all. This stops in the second half only because [[WalkingShirtlessScene he stops wearing clothes altogether]].
* ''Manga/TheLegendOfMotherSarah'' {{gender flip}}s and deconstructs the trope at the same time. As she's working in the refugee camps, due to her unusually tall and powerful stature, Sarah is forced to work alongside the men, shirtless and bra-less, which of course attracted a lot of ogling from her co-prisoners. What happens next is [[BreastAttack neither sexy]], [[AttemptedRape nor positive]] for poor Sarah.
* Chapter 53 of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has probably the first major shirtless scene of the entire manga so far courtesy of Eren. And he is apparently ''ripped''. One can only imagine the fangirl reaction.
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