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* In ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', we have Gaku (a.k.a. Mr. SMOOOOOOOCH~!) and Masaki, two OddCouple/ RedOniBlueOni classmates of Naota who, when they show up, also serve the unique dual-role purpose of being the GreekChorus, as they comment on the truly bizarre events of the series.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In this series and ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger the sequel]]'' we have Nuke and Mucha, best friends and tag-alongs of TheRival and ButtMonkey Boss long before the start of the series. Before meeting and befriending [[TheHero Kouji Kabuto]] they were two average, ordinary high-school students, but after meeting him their daily life includes battles between {{Humongous Mecha}}s, fighting or fleeing from armies of {{Mook}}s, sneaking into enemy secret bases and basically surviving. Often they get -unwillingly- dragged -by Boss- in Kouji's adventures, and they provide with the rational counterpoint -and lampshading- to any stupid stunt Boss has come up with. Later in the series Boss got himself a Made Of Junk HumongousMecha and required that they helped him to pilot it -much to their chagrin-. In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' their situation did not get more normal, that with the monsters from BeneathTheEarth invading the surface world bit and Boss demanding they help him to fight them like part of an absolutely helpless plan to woo {{Tsundere}} Jun Hono -LoveInterest of TheHero Tetsuya, whom Boss can not stand-. In other series (''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'') of the ''Mazinger'' franchise they are given the same role.
* Those Two Guys are never seen on screen in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' but still manage to get a lot of focus, and even cosplayers. All the audience ever sees of them is their shadows projected onto a wall as they act out bizarre skits that are a commentary on what's happening in a particular episode.
* Kyon's two friends Taniguchi and Kunikida from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. One's tall and [[CasanovaWannabe lecherous]], the others baby-faced and [[NiceGuy timid]]. Taniguchi wound up being a sort of EnsembleDarkHorse after getting a few good scenes (and an ImageSong CD for the second season), while poor Kunikida is just kinda ''there''.
** Kunikida does have SOME fan following, as evidenced by his unofficial [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WscHg7y6wj0&feature=related Hare Hare Yukai]] version, the [[GenderBender genderbent]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbHxlCIxXw&feature=related version]] of which is utterly adorable.
*** Taniguchi eventually underwent a ''massive'' amount of MemeticMutation, much of which his voice actor MinoruShiraishi referenced while playing himself in ''Manga/LuckyStar''.
*** Taniguchi actually serves a significant function in the novels and the anime -- he's the one non-SOS Brigade character that has the most important interactions with Kyon. His role is in fact similar to Koizumi's, in that he continuously confronts Kyon with all sorts of uncomfortable facts; and because of this, he is, along with Itsuki, the biggest recipient of Kyon's ObfuscatingStupidity. This comes out more than anywhere else in "Sigh".
*** LampshadeHanging: Koizumi eventually ends up as the lead in the school play. The production? ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.
* Sword Knight and Blade Knight in ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', complete with a LowerDeckEpisode.
** There's also Tiff and Tuff, King Dedede and Escargoon and Sir Ebrum and Lady Like.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has two sets of these: Ranma's friends Hiroshi and Daisuke, and Akane's friends Yuka and Sayuri. They're also basically the only people without overly complicated {{Meaningful Name}}s, just very common ones, indicating how normal they're supposed to be. In the original manga, they didn't even ''have'' names.
** Technically, Akane has four female friends gravitating around her, both in the anime and the manga. Yuka and Sayuri are just the most prominent -- [[{{Fanon}} semi-fanonical]] names for the other two: Asami and Hiroko. They tends to often comes in pair, though, fitting the trope most of the time. Nabiki also has her two cronies, seen mostly in the anime.
* Komatsu and Hatta from ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' are a standard indistinguishable perverted pair of best friends of the main character Kyousuke.
* Keigo and Mizuiro from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. At one point it looked like a subversion was coming up in the pipeline, as the local TricksterMentor Urahara mysteriously told them that it was time for them to get involved near the beginning of one arc... but no sign of this appeared, other than ThoseTwoGuys saying hi to the big bad briefly.
** Keigo is a strange case, as while he isn't directly involved with Ichigo or the Soul Society, he is actually able to see spirits and has interacted with certain Soul Reapers.
*** In addition, when Grimmjow and his underlings search for people in Karakura Town with strong spiritual pressure, Keigo is conspicuously included in the montage of such citizens.
** Earlier in the series, Orihime and Tatsuki filled these roles, although Tatsuki got into the supporting cast, and Orihime is now a regular, in fact she's the whole [[DamselInDistress motivation for the Hueco Mundo arc]].
** Although they aren't seen together ([[YuriFan some people would love if that happened]]), Chizuru Honshou and Ryou Kunieda seems to apply to the female part of the trope, at least in the manga continuity, where they are the two most active females from the human background cast.
*** We also have the other two girls in Orihime, Chizuru and Tatsuki's group of friends, Mahana and Michiru.
** Don't forget Kiyone and Sentaro, Captain Ukitake's co-third seats, who he has in place of a lieutenant. Loyal, enthusiastic (Kiyone fangirls 'her' captain), not entirely competent.
* Umanosuke Tsuchida and [[{{Gonk}} Kazuhiko Amagasaki]] from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''
* Chie and Aoi from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' are female examples.
* Naho and Kyoko from ''Manga/HoukagoXPonytail'' are also two female examples. Both of them are quite normal girls and wants their friend, [[{{Otaku}} Natsuki]] to be normal and spend her money on other things than manga. When Natsuki finally falls in love are they overjoyed, expect that they don't really like the guy she likes.
* ''Anime/JubeiChan'' has two sets of these, of both sexes -- Maruyama Shoko & Sachi Toyama are Those Two Girls for Jiyu, and Kozaru & Ozaru are Those Two Guys for Ban.
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', Chiyo's two friends, Miruchi and Yuka, from before she was sent up several grades, looked like miniature versions of the two main female [[TwoTeacherSchool teachers]]. They even have similar names: ''Yuka'' looks like ''Yuka''ri, and ''Mi''ruchi looks like ''Mi''namo, a.k.a. Nyamo.
** There was also a That One Girl in the class: Chihiro, who had a grand total of ''one'' memorable scene. When another ordinary student was needed, it was usually Kaorin.
** There were also Two ''Guys'' who had speaking roles in the first episode and then were barely ever seen again. Only one was given a name (Masaaki Ohyama). The other's main attribute was looking like a male version of Nyamo.
* Haitani and Shirai from ''Manga/LoveHina'' (pictured above). The pair is so mundane that Keitaro and the other characters routinely forget who they are. Lampshaded, as both seem frustratedly aware of this.
* Kouta and Haruhiko from ''Manga/NyanKoi''. The latter is an otaku who regularly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the harem elements going on around Junpei.
* Touji and Kensuke from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', perhaps the first real friends the main character got. However Touji suffers a severe injury from getting involved in Shinji's lifestyle, and both disappear by the end of the series [[spoiler:because Tokyo 3 gets evacuated and they have to move away.]]
** Along with ClassRepresentative Hikari, they're often the comic relief trio in spin-offs, sequels, fanfiction, etc.
* Misao and Ayano from ''Manga/LuckyStar''. At one point, Misao even bemoans that she and Ayano are essentially part of the background, completed with them suddenly turning into watercolor still versions of themselves.
** However, just like what happened with Taniguchi and Kunikida above, Misao has become an EnsembleDarkHorse of sorts, even getting her own solo character song album. No such luck for Ayano, though.
*** Ayano now has an image song..But so does basically everyone else.
** Heck, don't forget their official label, "Haikei (Background) Combination."
* Moe and Miwa, Ichigo's friends from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', whose names aren't [[TheyJustDidntCare even revealed for several episodes.]]
* ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' has both female (Reiko and Akiko) and male (Ichitaro and Hideto) examples of this trope.
* Ryouko and Kyouko from ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail''.
** Kyouko and Ryouko are Meimi's, but Asuka Jr. also has his own pair, Yasuhiro and Chiba, whose names aren't used onscreen until ''episode 39''. Keep in mind that the anime is 43 episodes long.
* Each of the Knights in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' has her own backup duo, with whom she becomes more and more estranged.
* Alisa and Suzuka from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Alisa had a much bigger role in the ''VideoGame/{{Triangle Heart|3SweetSongsForever}}'' universe, but she was jaded, traumatized and undead, though her current incarnation keeps insisting on involvement in the action.
** They're both upgraded to main characters ''and'' [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]''.
*** On the other hand, in this manga, we have Lindy and season 1's BigBad ''Presea'', who is changed into a DotingParent ''and'' an AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent. Also, Amitie and Kyrie have two friends.
** Two of the three BridgeBunnies, Alto and Lucino in ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]''. It's subverted, though. Despite they seem to appear often together, it's not really the case. They don't know each other that well, they interact with different people rather than with each other, and they work in different branches after ''[=StrikerS=]''.
** Subverted in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViViD ViViD]]''. Rio and Corona start the series looking like [[GenerationXerox Vivio's versions]] of Suzuka and Alisa, but then we find out that they're both mages, and pretty damn good ones too.
*** On the other hand, Harry has her [[{{Delinquent}} gang]] which consists Linda, Luka and Mia. They are mages and Inter-Middle Championship participants, but they are never seen fighting someone, instead they are just Harry's cheerleaders.
* Colin and Mary in ''Anime/SoukouNoStrain'' looked completely set up for this role... until they died in the first episode.
* Honda/Tristan and Otogi/Duke in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fit this role later on in the series. In the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], Jounouchi/Joey and Honda were 'those two guys' who still got to do something cool and useful once and a while, but as Jonouchi became one of the main secondary characters in the duel monsters arcs, Honda was demoted to being a cheerleader for the most part. He often ends up together with Otogi during the scenes that don't focus on ancient Egyptian prophecies and children's card games.
** We have also Insector Haga (Weevil) and Dinosaur Ryuusaki (Rex), who started as kinda-villains then faded into has-been background characters. However, when it comes to ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'', they are about as normal as anyone ever is.
* Asuka's friends Junko and Momoe in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Their main purpose seems to be falling madly in love with every handsome dude in the school (especially Manjyome, Fubuki, and Edo).
* Duck/Ahiru's two friends [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Pique and Lilie]] from ballet class in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. They mainly gossip and get into wacky hijinks with her at Gold Crown Academy, and don't have much of a role beyond that (although Pique does get her own ADayInTheLimelight episode in the second season).
* Digiko's two {{otaku}} from ''Anime/DiGiCharat'' are essentially this... except that they're saddled with the unfortunate but memorable collective nickname "Bukimi" (literally "Creepy" or "Eerie").
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Takato's friends, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kazu/Kenta]], and Jeri/Juri. At least, at first. Instead of fading, they're brought into the mix eventually. (Now, Kazu/Kenta and Jeri each have a set of three friends who will fill that role.)
** ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' has an example with Digimon: Bokomon and Neemon.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Kagome's friends from school (Yuka, Eri, and Ayumi in the anime and [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] in the manga) who try to help Kagome sort out her romantic entanglements -- blissfully thinking she's dating a [[{{Delinquents}} delinquent]] when in fact she's hanging out with a half-dog-demon.
** Also, anytime Koga showed up, he would invariably be followed by his two lovable lieutenants, Ginta and Hakkaku -- or, in one memorable instance, ''preceded'' by them, as they hunted down Inu-Yasha as the only person they could think of who could beat some sense into their packleader while Koga was being [[MindControl mind-controlled]] by BigBad MagnificentBastard Naraku.
* Tamiya and Otaki, the heads of the Nekomi Tech Motor Club, from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''; in a mild subversion of the trope, both of these characters actually manage to take the spotlight from time to time in the manga, though this is less true in the anime series.
* Suzuki and Sato, the heads of the Photography Club, from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''.
* Naru Osaka and Umino Gurio from ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Usagi's classmates. Featuring quite prominently in the first season, they become less and less important over the course of the series and have disappeared by the last season. It's even worse in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], where they disappear almost immediately: as soon as Ami appears, they're gone.
** In the anime, we also had Usagi and Naru's classmates Yumiko and Kuri. They stick around for some episodes of the first series and then disappear.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''; Kuwabara's gang. Keiko also has two friends who hang out with her in the first story arc.
* [[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno Ryuzaki]], [[{{Shorttank}} Tomoka Osakada]], [[TheScrappy Satoshi Horio]], Kachiro Katou and Katsuo Mizuno in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' are These ''Five'' Kids for the Seigaku team. In a sense, also Arai and the other second years aside of Momoshiro and Kaidoh.
** The Yamabuki doubles pair known simply as The Jimmies epitomizes this trope, not the least because "Jimmies" is a Japanese term for distinctively average people.
* Shinichi and Daijirou from ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld''. A standard pair of perverts.
** Sakurako and Amika are ThoseTwoGirls. They keep egging on the Takeru/Hikari/Mari LoveTriangle. They also get a couple of LesYay moments and an AccidentalKiss in [[BeachEpisode episode 7]].
* Hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Manga/HappyLesson'', where Those Two Guys introduce themselves and are listed in the credits as Student B and Student C, complete with romaji letters showing which one's which on their forehead. They primarily spend time harassing the class president, who they swear is the leader of their trio (hence 'B' and 'C').
** Though they do visit the gravesite of "Student A".
* Drake and Ted from ''Manga/{{FAKE}}''. Subverted in ''FAKE II'' with their promotion to the FiveManBand.
* Poor Rivalz from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is That One Guy, who goes out of his way to try and do something cool and noble in the season finale... and fails. The Japanese fans [[FanNickname nicknamed]] him "Air", an effective description of how relevant the poor guy actually is to the main plot.
* Taro, Myu-myu and the other guy from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', often seen hanging out at the Cyberia or somewhere like that; Taro does gets some protagonism though, telling Lain what the Psyche processor is for, and then having a one-scene affair with her.
** They are more a plot-device than Those Two Guys. The series also has a straight example, namely Juri and Reika, Lain's only school acquaintances/friends apart from Arisu. Reika is outspoken, while Juri is kinda childish, for example suggesting that Arisu should date a boy for the sole reason that people wouldn't make rumours about her crush towards a teacher. Neither of the two ever learn about the massive, terrible phenomenon going on right under their noses, even when Juri was the one who first ''alluded'' to it in-series (she was seen crying her heart out after receiving an e-mail from Chisa Yomoda, who had just killed herself.. ''right'' after Chisa's death).
* Yayoi (short) and Lilie (tall) from ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}''.
* Shiratori's three art school classmates in ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'', two girls and one guy, are so ordinary they don't even get [[NoNameGiven get named]] until the final chapter. One of the Drama [=CDs=] revolves around trying to find their names.
* Creator/OsamuTezuka had the same two guys in nearly ever manga he did, a pair named Tic Lamune and Tucker Calpis who were deliberately designed to resemble Creator/AbbottAndCostello. Tamao, Ken and Shibugaki, the boys from ''Manga/AstroBoy'''s class, also fit the bill.
* In the ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' anime, no less than five girls from the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil fit into this category. Three of them -- Hanabishi Miki, Segawa Izumi, and Asakaze Risa -- are more regular in anime appearances and are very rarely found apart. Aika and Chiharu appear much less in the anime and they [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this in one episode.
** In the first season, it's mostly because Aika and Chiharu hadn't yet even been introduced officially.
** Chiharu has gotten a much improved role more recently and Aika has been given foreshadowing for becoming much more important, the trio don't even seem to be [[TheSlacker interested]] in gaining any more focus.
* Tuk and Mok in ''Literature/KemonoNoSoujaErin'' qualify, although they do get a day in the limelight ep in episode 25.
* In a somewhat unorthodox example, Li Syaoran of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' managed to be ''both'' the straight man in a Those Two Guys combo (his partner is Yamazaki), a major recurring character and the LoveInterest.
** And when Eriol appears, ''he'' takes Syaoran's role of the straight man in his duo with Yamazaki.
** Yamazaki and Chiharu, a male and female pair, fit into the more standard Those Two Guys roles, although they're much more memorable than most, specifically amongst Sakura and Syaoran's group of friends.
** [[YaoiGuys Yuki and Toya]] could qualify to a certain degree. They subvert it later, though, when it turns out that both of them (Yuki, or should I say [[spoiler: Yue]], in particular) are very involved in the plot indeed.
* Those two guys from ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. They are literally so unimportant to the main plot that the poor guys aren't even given names, despite them showing up various times, mostly to make fun of Kyo.
* Izumo and Kotetsu from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Up until their involvement in the fight against Hidan and Kakuzu, they were always the ninja Those Two Guys, even to the point of remaining unnamed in the manga through multiple character popularity polls.
** Additionally, Homura and Koharu, the two village elders, seem to be pretty inseparable. Although they work together as the only two members of the Konoha Council, which demands that they spend time together, they are never seen apart from one another. However, it is later revealed that [[spoiler:they, along with Danzo, orchestrated the Uchiha Clan massacre]].
** Konohamaru's teammates Udon and Moegi. They are just there to be Konohamaru's teammates. While Konohamaru himself isn't that important to the plot, he impressed the audience by [[spoiler:taking Jigokudo Pain down with a small Rasengan]].
* Kazu and Onigiri from ''Manga/AirGear''.
** Least at the start of the series, they're upgraded to main characters later on. On the female end, Emily and Yayoi who are generally Team Kogarasumaru's cheerleaders and sometimes backup memebers.
* The three old men from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* The two girls in Amu's class in ''Manga/ShugoChara''. One wears glasses and the other, who is later revealed to be named Manami, wears her hair in two buns.
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' has Noto and Haruta, as well as Those Two Girls Kihara and Kashii.
** Subverted: they all become more significant later on.
* Yamanaka and Iwashima generally serve this role in ''Manga/ZatchBell'', although Iwashima's U.F.O. obsession often goes into weird places.
* Drafted basketball players Satake and Yamaoka of ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', who mostly show up to remind readers that yes, the Devil Bats do have enough players for a full football team. On one hand you have the basketball volunteers who are only there to hit on the CuteSportsClubManager and play it as a straight as can be (their only relevant scene was in the third chapter). On the other hand you have Ishimaru, whom which the series and the characters never fail to acknowledge as "boring and insignificant", to the point that those qualities actually make him memorable and important to the team (everyone forgets to block him).
** Also, Muro and Miyake from the soccer team periodically show up to be obnoxious and end up humiliated for their effort.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has Natsumi's classmates Yayoi and Satsuki, who actually come ''very'' close to discovering the Keronians' existence on several occasions.
* ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'' has Ayano's two friends Yukari and Nanase.
* Maria Ross and Denny Brosh seem headed this way at the beginning of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', but then Ross gets unpredictably [[PutOnABus swept away by the plot]] and Denny is left to fend for himself as that one guy. He and Maria do remain as Those Two Guys in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]].
* ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'' has [[ElegantGothicLolita Pii-chan]] on Mikako's friends' side, and [[{{delinquent}} Jiro]] on Tsutomu's. They never get an important role because Pii-chan is apparently just an excuse for Yazawa to draw sweet lolita outfits due to AuthorAppeal, and Jiro is always busy with his part-time jobs.
* Kitamoto and Nishimura from ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends''.
* That One Girl Ayu from ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' is a big subversion. Hint: [[spoiler:There's two [[SinisterSilhouettes silhouettes]] used to show the [[CloakAndDagger Covert Squad]] agents in the Opening. Examine the shape of the one on the left.]]
* Yoland and the other guy from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''.
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'''s own Hirano and Endo tend to just stand around, occasionally commenting on the situation at hand. Other than that, though, they usually blend into the crowd, especially in the manga.
* Harvar and Ox from ''Manga/SoulEater'', although this is a subversion in that the manga actually increases their roles alongside other pair Kim and Jackie, which formed a subplot for the recent arc. Though none of them possess the unusual qualities of Maka's team, they are more than capable meisters and Weapons, earning the two-star rank alongside the that group.
** Now they're all part of Spartoi and playing some role in tracking down Noah and Medusa. Cue rather awesome moment with Kirikou using ''four'' Weapons at once.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has these in [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters spades]]! On the Marines' side, it's usually Smoker and Tashigi or Hina with Django and Fullbody but most notably Coby and Helmeppo.
** The Impel Down/Whitebeard War sagas gave us the Newkamas, several of which appear as distinctive background characters, such as a guy dressed as a reindeer and another wearing a bunny cowl.
** Played straight with Yosaku and Johnny also probably the earliest example of this trope in the series. They're two of Zoro's old bounty hunting friends, and the most they accomplish is by lending Zoro their swords for his fight with Hatchan.
*** Ironically, Johnny and Yosaku are actually fairly important during the start of both arcs they appear in, where they each get their turn to be MrExposition (Johnny in the Baratie arc and Yosaku in the Arlong arc), but when the action begins, they get demoted to this trope, especially when they get defeated off-screen by the Arlong Pirates.
* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' has Kawahara and Hamadi who, in the first season, exist mostly to procure and share porn with Suguru. In the second season, Hamadi goes beyond simple Two-Guys-hood when he develops a crush on [[{{Dojikko}} Minawa]]. Kawahara still mostly stays in the background. [[spoiler:In the manga [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]], Hamadi is shown to have married Minawa while [[PairTheSpares Kawahara is with Miyuki]]]].
* Subverted in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', where it turns out Those Two {{Otaku}} are just as involved in the {{Mob War}}s as everyone else is. Also, [[spoiler:they're {{Torture Technician}}s]].
* The two unnamed guys from Tokyo in ''Manga/InitialD'' who drive a Nissan Silvia S15. The fat guy who drives the car uses a technique called "SUPER ULTRA LATE BRAKING!!!" which only ends up screwing over his chance of victory.
* Bucky and Pauley Cracker from ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion.''
* The [=ADs=] of ''Manga/TheWeathermanIsMyLover'' qualify as this, and even get a brief {{omake}} to themselves.
* The three girls that hang around Izumi Himuro in ''Anime/PrincessNine.'' After Izumi joins the team they just vanish from the series. Names were given in the credits, but were never spoken.
* Masaru and Saiki in ''Anime/TenshiNiNarumon''.
* Daigo's high school friends in ''Manga/VirginLove'', who show up to comment briefly on how Daigo's relationship with Kaoru is going, and then immediately get brushed off by Kaoru.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' we've got--
-->'''Miria''': [[CatchPhrase Hey, Isaac!]]
-->'''Isaac''': [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Yeah, Miria?]]
-->'''Miria''': [[BreakingTheFourthWall I found this page about Those Two Guys! Do we know anyone like that?]]
-->'''Isaac''': [[GenreBlind Hmm? Can't say that I do!]]
** Erhm. Yes, well, [[IdioSyncraticEpisodeNaming Isaac And Miria Unintentionally Spread Happiness Around Them.]]
** Even so, they fit the bill; being more like observers than major protagonists.
* Yuka Hanazawa and Ryouko Asuka from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' function as this originally. Though Yuka has gone on to become [[AscendedExtra more prominent,]] leaving her former TTG spot to [[RememberTheNewGuy a never before mentioned]], purple haired Red Tail.
* Furihata, Kawahara, and Fukuda from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', the three Seirin freshman who are almost always seen together, and rarely do much besides cheer for the team from the sidelines.
* Suzuki and Saito, Mashiro's two friends, in ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''. They fade remarkably quickly even for this trope, and only show up again at a reunion.
* Usokawa and Ketsukuma from ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'', who are two male classmates of Ryuuichi and Kamitani that are seen the most and basically serve as as commentary for the other, more mundane aspects of the two boys lives outside of the babysitting club and their statuses as {{Chick Magnet}}s, the latter in which ''every'' male in the class jealously chimes in on.
* Tonpai Toda and Chinkichi Chida from ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'', who are two childhood friends of Ryotsu Kankichi that often join the young Ryotsu on his adventures. They mostly appear only in Ryotsu's childhood flashbacks, but do show up occasionly in the present day for a few episodes. One notable example being the three of them visiting their old school before its demolition and meeting with a girl who strongly resembles their now deceased childhood classmate who is revealed to be said classmate's daughter.
* Ishtar's bodyguards Jill and Krai from ''Manga/VampireGame''.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Reiner Braun]] and [[TheQuietOne Bertolt Hoover]], a pair of childhood friends that befriend Eren during basic training. There's also [[TheRival Jean Kirstein]] and [[NiceGuy Marco Bott]]. [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Ymir and Krista Lenz]] are Those Two Girls. Unlike most examples, the series subverts this in that all of them [[ChekhovsGunman turn out to be more important]] than we initially think. [[spoiler:Marco's [[DeadSidekick death]] spurs Jean (previously determined to join the Military Police) to join the Survey Corps. Krista's real name is Historia, and she's the illegitimate child of the Noble Reiss family and may be privy to the secrets of the Walls, Ymir is a Titan Shifter like Eren. As for Reiner and Bertolt? They are, in fact, ThoseTwoBadGuys. Both of them have been BecomingTheMask to different effects, with Reiner actually undergoing SanitySlippage as a result, while Bertolt is able to conceal his feelings better.]]
* Reina's {{delinquent}} underlings Eiko and Biko from ''Manga/YandereKanojo''. They rarely appear, and when they do it's usually just to remind us that yes, Reina is still a delinquent. Their names even translate to "Girl A" and "Girl B" (from A-ko and B-ko, which is how their name sound). Although A-ko has gotten a single ADayInTheLimelight episode.
* In ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'', Anaru has [[ToxicFriendInfluence Aki and Haruna]].
* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise has many of them:
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' has Nagisa's friends Rina and Shiho. And then, there's Honoka's friend Yuriko.
*** The Zakenna butlers.
*** Natsuko and Kyoko, the two girls who tried to copy Cure Black and Cure White, respectively.
*** Hikari's two friends: Nagisa-fangirl Nao ([[NamesTheSame no, not that]] [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Nao]]) and Honoka-fangirl Miu.
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' has Saki's softball friends Hitomi and Yuuko, then there Kenta, Manabu and Kayo.
** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' has the OP & ED singers Mayu Kudou (the [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Fairy Tone's]] seiyuu) and Kanako Miyamoto ([[Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure Cure Sword's seiyuu]]) who have a cameo in episode 40.
** ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' has Miyuki's ([[NamesTheSame no, not that]] [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Miyuki]]) dance groupmates Reika ([[NamesTheSame no, not that]] [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Reika]]) and Nana.
*** Miyuki's brother Daisuke has his two friends Yuuki and Kento.
** ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has the other fashion clubmates Rumiko, Naomi, Toshiko and Nanami.
*** The two kindergarden girls Rumi and Haruka.
*** Mayu Kudou (again) and Aya Ikeda have a cameo in episode 36.
** Waon and Seika from ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' are a subversion brought on by the creator playing with fan expectations. They were teased as Pretty Cures, but that never became true and they never interact in the show.
** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has Nikaido and Momota.
* ''Manga/AnsatsuKyoushitsu'' has two pathetic SmugSnake {{Gonk}}s, who believe (like everyone else) to be superior than Class 3-E. Of course, they don't know that the whole class is full of asssassins who are trying to kill their alien-like teacher who can move with a speed of mach 20. These two are so pathetic that they fear to drop into this very class because they are sucking in school now, and later it is shown that [[spoiler:Class 3-E is already on the level of the elite, Class 3-A, in terms of academics]].
* Rei/Ray and Max sometimes have this dynamic in the ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' anime, especially the second season. While Takao/Tyson and Kai still had recurring arcs and personality issues, the other two's dilemmas became more minor, leading them to more often act as a "normal" duo analyzing the other two's behavior. The third season had the team split and gain arcs each, ''all'' of them gaining a "Two Guys" dynamic with a different team mate.
** Manabu/Kenny and Hiromi/Hilary also played this dynamic from season two onwards.
* Kasumi/Misty and Takeshi/Brock of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', similarly were similarly demoted to cheerleaders for Satoshi/Ash in their later appearances. Most later supporting team mates are PutOnTheBus after their own arcs to avoid being reduced to this, though still often play this dynamic in episodes where Satoshi is the main focus.
* In the ''{{Area 88}}'' manga, Benson and James are two mercenary pilots who offer commentary while observing events at Area 88.
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