* Kyoko from ''Manga/BlackCat'' [[spoiler: before her HeelFaceTurn]] fits this trope very nicely. She is shown outside of the Apostles as being a normal school girl that text messages and goes clothes shopping.
* During an episode of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Revy and Rock are made to deliver news on a shipment to proto-[[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] and mob queen, Balalaika. They find her...[[Funny/BlackLagoon busy in the middle of a several-hour marathon of doing post-production and slicing on porn films that her cartel is distributing; all the while complaining loudly that she should ''really'' have an intern for doing this and wishing for someone to shoot her.]]
** Revy calls [[KnifeNut Shenhua]] at home to seek her help, and as Shenhua talks on the phone, you see her apartment mates Sawyer the Cleaner and Rotton the Wizard playing video games. Not so odd in Rotton's case, since he's a pretty decent guy, but definitely this trope for Shenhua and Sawyer, who are quite psychotic.
** Since every character in the series is a VillainProtagonist, any time they are "off the job" would probably qualify for this.
* [[MadScientist Mayuri]] [[JerkAss Kurotsuchi]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a rare "[[WhatTheHellHero Good Guy]]" example of this trope. His various omake episode appearances include offering to change Renji's zanpakuto ''[[EmpathicWeapon Zabimaru]]'' into an attractive woman (even providing a pamphlet) and filling in for [[OppositeSexClone his]] [[ArtificialHuman daughter]] at a "Shinigami Womens' Society" meeting. His character sheet, too, lists his various hobbies, which include reading every single line of the "Seireitei News Letter" and publishing his own surprisingly popular personal health article. However, a more literal example of the trope could be applied to [[DracoInLeatherPants Gin Ichimaru]], who hosts his own amusing "[[AffablyEvil Bad Guy]]" version of the Shinigami Golden Cup omake.
** Gin, Tousen, and Aizen are also seen at the end of one OVA casually sipping tea in the mortal world. Gin cheerfully advises the audience to "be careful on your way home." [[spoiler:Especially with Aizen's MoralEventHorizon...]]
** In the 23rd ending credits for the anime for episodes 266-278, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters every character]], villain or not, is seen in street clothes in the mortal world, participating in evening activities. [[spoiler: Only one who defies this is, naturally, Ulquiorra; instead of doing anything, he's out in the rain in an overcoat, still looking the same. No bags, no indication of what he's doing, and no one around him.]] (The song is 'Stay Beautiful' by Diggy Mo, if you're interested in searching for it on Youtube - no link provided as they have a tendency to get taken down.)
* A large chunk of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' (manga version) shows [[FiveBadBand The Sinners]] doing strangely...normal things. [[BigBad Aion]] goes out shopping for [[TeamMom Fiore]] and sneaks in a gift for her. In a later scene, he discusses his {{evil plan}}s with his group at what appears to be a normal family dinner. Flashbacks show [[DefectorFromDecadence Chrono]] and Aion drinking together, Aion teasing Chrono about his crush on a girl, Chrono doing laundry, etc. At one point, when one of the heroes is kidnapped by the bad guys, she even points out at the breakfast table that everything seems very...normal.
** FanFic example: Othercat's story, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3854664/4/Chronology What Am I, an Errand Boy?]]'', shows Aion going shopping in a modern day supermarket. HilarityEnsues.
* In ''Anime/CyberTeamInAkihabara'', the QuirkyMinibossSquad spend much of their time being normal people, and end up befriending the protagonists in their off-time.
* Arguably, ''Manga/DeathNote'' and ''Anime/CodeGeass'' use this as an InvokedTrope with the behavior of their respective VillainProtagonist and ByronicHero when they are aware they are under surveillance. Light has his infamous potato chip eating scene, and Lelouch has a perhaps better example in season 2, where he goes on a sort of date with Shirley at the mall and is observed by both his fellow classmates and the government, and manages to pretend to be oblivious to both, and to enact a scheme as Zero while on the date.
** In ''Manga/DeathNote'', [[HangingJudge Teru]] [[AxCrazy Mikami]] subscribes to a gym (though it does factor into Light's plan).
*** And if you don't take in to consideration that [[PsychopathicManchild Misa]] [[{{Yandere}} Amane]] is the Second Kira, she's actually a pretty fun person, as well as a ''very'' successful entertainer (model, IdolSinger, actress, etc). Don't cross either her or Light and you'll be okay.
*** Light and [[{{Shinigami}} Ryuk]] have been known to hang out watching wrestling matches and playing video games in between plotting and executing bouts of mass murder.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', when Tyki is invited over to the main villain's lair, he ends up having to help one of the Earl's favorites, Road Kamelot, with her homework.
** The Noah family in general would be a normal, happy family, enjoying family dinners and helping each other out when they need it, if not for the whole "wanting to destroy the world/kill God" thing.
** Tyki also has friends from before he awakened as a Noah. Whenever he's not being an evil henchman, odds are, he'll be with them. This was actually how he met Allen the first time.
* There are almost as many chapters [[VillainEpisode focused on En's family]] than on Kaiman in ''Manga/{{Dorohedoro}}''. [[GreyAndGrayMorality The term 'Villains' isn't exactly appropriate though]].
* Lord Il Palazzo, from ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', seems like the typical EvilOverlord. But when his operatives are out doing his bidding, he's left to his own devices. Plotting world conquest? No, just playing video games, learning guitar, reading comics, and teaching himself foreign languages.
** Much of [[Manga/ExcelSaga the manga]] is spent following Excel and Hyatt (and later Elgala) as they try to hold down a succession of low-paying jobs, trying to make ends meet.
* Baptistin out buying French bread for the Count of Monte Cristo in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' is quite memorable. The manga even includes an ''omake'' that shows him kneading bread with Bertuccio and launching into a tirade (complete with images of him throwing around breads and pastries to admirative crowds) about how he's going to become the best baker in Paris. The two-page omake then ends on the Count and his servants eating and decreeing that, really, Baptistin's bread isn't very good.
* Organization XIII from the ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' manga do this: Zexion drinks tea and makes tsukemono (Japanese pickled vegetables), Lexaeus reads manga and solves puzzles, Vexen likes to complain about people not realizing/outright ignoring his seniority, Larxene reads Marquis de Sade, Axel reads books about cooking, and Marluxia and Larxene have dinner together.
** In the 358/2 Days Manga, you also have Xaldin, Zexion, and Demyx ''playing Twister''.
** And the actual game of ''358/2 Days'' shows us what Axel and Roxas like to do when they're off duty: hang out on the Twilight Town clocktower and eat ice cream, as shown in one of the previous page illustrations. In the same game, the other Organization members lounge in their castle's equivalent of a living room.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[spoiler: Chao]] managing a restaurant while she plots to break TheMasquerade. She even goes to the point of [[ProductPlacement doing an ad for it]] on a [[DoNotAdjustYourSet jumbotron type thing]] after she finishes her EvilGloating.
* When Nagi (in both his ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' and ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'' incarnations) isn't [[ManipulativeBastard messing with people's heads for fun]], he's sometimes seen reading from his favorite book and/or enjoying the local scenery.
* Several scenes with Hayate and the Wolkenritter in the first half of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' feature one or more of the antagonists hanging out with [[{{Muggles}} Suzuka]], having a nice dinner at home, or out shopping, in a manner reminiscent of scenes featuring ''Nanoha'''s family and friends. This is in between or even during scenes where the Wolkenritter are beating the crap out of the heroes and stealing their {{Mana}}. [[AntiVillain All they want is to be a happy family, anyway]].
** Semi-used in ''Strikers''. Shortly after the new cyborgs are activated, most are seen relaxing in baths, sipping tea, or, in Scaglietti's case, getting a trim from his secretary. The only one who doesn't relax is Sette. This serves to emphasize her position as [[EmotionlessGirl the most robotic]] of the Numbers.
** Arf is introduced relaxing at a hot springs while Fate looks for the Jewel Seed. She encounters Nanoha with her friends and, unimpressed with her, threatens to [[ImAHumanitarian eat her]] if she gets involved. The next episode shows her having dog food for dinner before checking on Fate.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Several times, when the heroes infiltrated into one of the submarine fortress of [[TheDragon Baron Ashura's]], he/she was taking a relaxing shower (and he/she did not appreciate being interrupted. Nobody -including the heroes, Ashura's minions and the audience- did, in fact). And often he/she was shown playing organ or drinking a glass of fine wine in his/her private chambers.
* Once his initial arc introducing him as a bad guy in ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'' is over, Heimdall spends nearly all of his time getting dragged out shopping by Frey.
* While this is never ''directly'' referred to, the BigBad in ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' is mostly seen in the beginning of the series...picking grapes, writing letters, and taking walks in the sunshine. This has the effect of making her ''more'' creepy than the previous mafioso punks and thugs.
* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya,'' the Sanctuary Pope [[spoiler: aka Saga, the Gemini Gold Saint]], was often shown either bathing or showering. Since he was a strong fighter with quite a nice body, this was used as {{Fanservice}} [[FemaleGaze for the female viewers]]. He wasn't the only one, though: in the anime-only Ansgard saga, the BrainwashedAndCrazy Princess Hilda was often shown feeding her pet crows and tending to her small garden.
** Later in the series we also have [[BigBad Hades]] [[TheDragon dragon]] Thanatos. Who is introduced when he is having a small concert for some nymphs.
* In the second season of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', while the party gets sidetracked from their main quest by the royal family, Zelgadis complains that Xellos will get ahead looking for the bible. Cut to Xellos enjoying a nice glass of water at a local cafe.
** When the group arrives at Seyroon, Xellos is seen calmly [[SweetTooth enjoying one of the famous "Seyroon sharbets".]]
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' has a rather chilling example in often showing the PsychoForHire and OmnicidalManiac Legato snacking on junk food while plotting to make Vash's life a living hell.
** It was cake...or possibly steak. In the manga, it was definitely steak, not very cooked, and he was eating it with his arms still pinioned to his sides by his self-torture sarcophagus. [[spoiler: And this was about where Midvalley decided it was embarrassing to be obeying this guy and tried a coup. No dice, partner.]]
** In the anime, Legato is often seen in the background, calmly eating soup in a bar. At one such occasion, he witnesses some local thugs trying to molest a woman... and calmly mind-controls them to kill each other, continuing to finish his soup all the while and then leaving without saying a word.
* Kyo'ichi, already an IneffectualSympatheticVillain ButtMonkey in ''VampireDoll'', is degraded even further when the protagonists find him shopping for groceries, having swapped his ImpossiblyCoolClothes for a sweater. In another blow to his villainous reputation, he only shops at that store because the ladies running it find him to be TheWoobie and give him free stuff.
* In ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', when Seishirou and Fuuma are not out murdering people or destroying Tokyo, they enjoy eating ice cream and other not-so-evil things. Which drives home how much of a heartless bastard they can both be, saying things like, "What a pity, the ice cream shop will be gone because of our earthquake".
* Pegasus from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was once depicted eating dinner and reading a comic as the various duelists [[UnwittingPawn unwittingly aided his evil scheme]]. The comic's apparently the inspiration for Pegasus' nigh-unbeatable Toon World deck.
** The third-party villain Tron from ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' is seen watching cartoons in a few scenes. (Although in one of them, he's doing it while his henchman IV is nearby, negotiating with some mercenaries to deal with Yuma.) The villains Gilag and Alit are shown hanging out in a bar and Gilag gives Alit advice for his crush on Kotori. Gilag also watches TV (but he seems to steal cable) and reads manga frequently. He even draws some manga sketches and shows them to a manga artist, who says they suck.
* In ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'', when Hyoubu Kyosuke isn't organizing his evil organization for battle, he's playing video games against WeaselMascot Momotaro. And losing.
* On two occasions in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', members of Akatsuki are seen having dumplings for lunch; once in the beginning of the Return of Itachi arc with Itachi and Kisame, and once in the Three-Tails Arc with Deidara and Tobi.
* Envy from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' was revealed in one of the video games to have a thing for...chocolate parfait. Yes, how fearsome.
* While GrayAndGrayMorality means that no one is clearly a villain, there are still plenty of ''Antagonist Out Shopping'' scenes in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. First, for the British agents- [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl April]] visiting a host club and complaining when the hosts collapse from drunkenness after she out-drinks them. Her partner [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor November 11]] is shown to have a FunnyAnsweringMachine, and is a fairly nice guy when off the job.
** In the same episode, November 11 is kidnapped by Amber's henchman Maki, a CreepyChild, and Amagiri, who have just finished blowing up several embassy buildings. Maki spends his spare time learning Japanese and complains about burning his tongue from his Remuneration of drinking hot milk.
*** A later episode has Amagiri complaining about how ''his'' Remuneration of eating hard boiled eggs is bad for his cholesterol.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' does this much in the same vein as ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. One particularly memorable example is when AxCrazy PsychoForHire Claire Stanfield casually hits up [[HeroicBystander Rachel]] for a lunch date so he can ask her [[UnholyMatrimony how he can get this girl he likes to notice him...]]
** Then again, Claire is arguably the main, or at least most proactive, hero. Yeah. It's that kind of series.
** In one of the light novels set in 2002, the leader of SAMPLE starts one of their cult meetings by apologizing for his lateness - he kept dying on the final boss. Those Japanese shooters are ''hard''.
* ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'' is made of this trope, featuring villains with crappy part time jobs, the head of the evil organization getting lost in a department store, and sentai monsters having domestic squabbles about who ate whose ramen, among other things. The ending theme is set to a heartwarming sequence of the evil organization having a family dinner around a cozily small table.
* An example which overlaps with GoKartingWithBowser- in an episode of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', the AffablyEvil villain [[SissyVillain Papillon]] wants to meet and talk with the heroes at a neutral location, and they chose the local burger joint. The waitstaff are horrified by Papillon's signature stripperific butterfly outfit and try to subtly indicate that they'd prefer him to carry out. It gets even funnier when the LargeHam BigGood Captain Bravo shows up in his costume and, like Papillon, is adamant about eating in the restaurant, and indicates his desire to eat there regularly.
* In ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', Taruto, Pai, and Kish are once shown eating parfaits while complaining about global warming.
* A variation occurs in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', as demon hunter Sensui spares a demon, Itsuki, after the latter asks for one more day of life so he can see the finale of his favorite TV show. This small request catalyzes the change in Sensui's belief of demons being mindlessly evil threats to the belief that they are rather human - and sometimes better people than actual humans.
* During his FaceFramedInShadow period, Dio of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' was often seen lounging and reading books in his hideout with AGlassOfChianti.
** Kira Yoshikage, psychopath tendencies aside, was just your average wealthy businessman. He went to work, got his suit tailored, bought sandwiches,etc.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' features the Team Rocket trio in this trope semi-frequently. One episode had [[TheDon Giovanni]] spending time catching some rays at the beach while James and Jesse pestered Ash and co. while they were researching Slowpoke evolution.
* Even though the rest of his crew is doing questionable things, in ''Manga/OnePiece'', we meet our likely final BigBad [[EvilCounterpart Blackbeard]] just having some cherry pie and ale in a random bar.
** The cover stories after the war also show the Marines lounging around, most notably, Admiral Akainu cutting a bonsai.
*** The [=CP9=] members actually go shopping during their Cover Story while they wait for Lucci to recover. After he does, they go bowling.
*** Cover-stories in general focus on defeated villains trying to deal with their lives after being clobbered by the Straw Hats. Wapol ends up forming a conglomerate, Hatchi fulfills his dream of owning a Takoyaki stand, and Gedatsu starts up his own hot-spring resort. The rest of the Baroque Works Officer Agents start up another Spiders Cafe.
* The anime version of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Ryuusei no Rockman]]'' had a {{Filler}} arc which showed several of the main villains as {{Punch Clock Villain}}s. Libra, in particular, took up a job as a GameShowHost and wrote a book, proving himself to be far better at entertaining humans than trying to destroy them.
** The manga ''[=MegaMan=] Gigamix'' has some of the Robot Masters get part-time jobs at an amusement park. They dub themselves "The Part-Timer Squad" and consider their duties SeriousBusiness; when they're on the clock, they see nothing wrong with helping [=MegaMan=] and ignoring Wily's orders, as making customers happy is more important to them.
* Douglas Rosenberg, the BigBad of ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'', spends much of the second half of the series on vacation, in order to avoid raising unwanted attention, but the casual comments he makes, like "fishing requires patience", imply that, at the same time, he's keeping a close eye on the protagonists.
* The 4th ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' OVA ED features the Millennium Organisation destroying London completely...Then moving on to Japan, not to destroy it, but to become {{otaku}}s. All this, while [[CatBoy Schrödinger]] strolls happily in the foreground. While in no way canonical, it is absolutely hilarious to watch The Major, Captain, and Doktor amongst the other prominent members of the organisation walking around acting all nerdy.
** In the episode proper, Rip's lieutenant laments that as a vampire he can no longer do simple things like feeding pigeons in the park.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Androids 16, 17, and 18 did this a lot. One scene even had 18 shopping for new clothes.
** In the new movie, the God of Destruction Bills and his attendant Whis enjoy eating Sushi, playing bingo, and breakdancing before proceeding to fight the good guys.
** Zigzagged during the Buu Saga in one scene with Majin Buu, who has achieved his Super Buu form. He gets bored with no-one around (the heroes are trying to figure out how to make a successful attack against him, and he's not only somewhat concerned about it), and decides to get a snack at a bakery, saying, "no sense destroying the world on an empty stomach". (Well, he doesn't pay for anything, but then, the bakery and the town itself is deserted due to the crisis.)
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' applies this trope to the student council members in the filler episodes, and to the point of eeriness with Akio near the end of the series.
* When new villain, Villagiulio, appears in ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange'', he seems to be a serious deal. In the very next episode he spends most of time goofing out at the beach and goes drinking with Madoka's uncle after they got into a fight over a coat they both wanted to buy.
* In ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'', a side arc involves tissues from the demon world, which summon members of Behemoth's 34 Pillar Squad (En's personal army) when used properly. The arc just so happens to take place during the squad's monthly trip to a family restaurant, and they're all very annoyed that their meal-time bonding is being interrupted.
* Done in an episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' S. The villain actually comes back from shopping to find that he's locked out of his house. Cue him doing his FaceFramedInShadow[=/=]LargeHam moments in public and snacking on the food he bought.
* The main premise of ''LightNovel/HatarakuMaouSama'', along with a helping of HeroesGoneFishing and occasionally GoKartingWithBowser.
* There's quite a bit of this in the anime adaption of ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''. You have Jaeger fooling around, Selvaria trying desperately to do whatever Maximillian wants done and Karl hanging around trying to be helpful. Neither Gregor nor Maximillian take part in this, which is a clue to who the viewers are supposed to sympathise with. The OVAs play this up even further. The first two end with Selvaria hanging around a beach alone, and hanging around at a fesitval alone, hoping Maximillian will turn up. Then there's Selvaria's dress-up OVA and the card-game between the four main villains.
* ''Manga/{{Ratman}}'' is centered around an evil organization that does this on a weekly basis. They're less about world domination and more about causing chaos, just to discuss it over Fatman(CO) pizza. Most of the plot arcs involve abnormal heroes noticing the fully-dressed minions (Jackies) shopping around for daikon. Normal heroes don't think they exist because of the ridiculously low bounty (FIVE. HUNDRED. YEN.), but weirdoes attracted include a catgirl with wrestling mastery and a maid android with rocket arms.
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