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Goofy Print Underwear: Anime & Manga
Boxers with red/pink hearts

Other-print boxers
  • Ranma is often seen wearing underwear with his name (or the first syllable thereof) printed all over it.
    • Also when Tsubasa is revealed to be a boy despite dressing and acting like a girl he is shown to wear pink boxers with yellow smiley faces on them.
  • Several characters in the Pokémon anime are shown wearing white/blue striped underwear, including Ash, a Hitmonlee's trainer in "The Punchy Pokemon", and Meowth imagines Giovanni wearing them while trying to cool down.
  • Naruto's are green with an orange branch pattern.
  • In a filler episode of Dragon Ball Z, a girl caught Gohan wearing teddy bear print boxers, and threatened to tell the school about "his secret" unless he went on a date with her (and she actually thought the boxers only added to his cuteness). However, Gohan thought she'd caught him removing his Great Saiyaman costume.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar Carson D. Carson spends most of Project Eden (The Dirty Pair movie) running around in his pink with green polka-dot boxers after the girls confiscate his clothes.
  • In Axis Powers Hetalia, Spain has tomato-print boxers. China has panda boxers.
    • Subverted with Germany where he's shown wearing blue boxers with a patch sewn by Austria.
  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, The entire beginning of the series, especially when it comes to our favorite little Dying Will Bullet that burns off all your clothes (except your underwear, in most cases). As a matter of fact, Tsuna seemingly has a different one each and every time. The boxers return again when Spanner captures him... well... you know the rest...
  • Averted in Fullmetal Alchemist — Edward's boxers are plain and boring. However in a bonus-comic Arakawa is shown asking her assistants to try to design his underwear, and got some interesting suggestion such as Automail-boxers.
  • In the Cloverway English dub of Sailor Moon, a little boy drops his pants in front of Rini and says "I wear Sailor Moon underwear!" though he is shown holding plain looking briefs in one hand and his shorts in the other. In the original Japanese, he tells Chibiusa "Look at my little elephant!", doing his impression of Shin-chan.
  • Soul Eater's eponymous Soul apparently wears blue boxers with bones on them both in the manga and the anime (and since the series was animated by BONES...yeah).
  • In Seto no Hanayome, Shark Fujishiro is left in his fishie boxers after Lunar Papa takes his track suit.
  • In one episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Jaden is shown in boxers with his teacher's cat printed all over them.
  • In Dragon Half, Mig's Teddy Bear undies first lead to his Defeat By Embarrassment at the hands of the heroes, then his blackmail by Vina.
  • From Gintama, we have Gintoki's pink strawberry boxers. He also has a pair of blue star boxers he's seen in less frequently.
  • In Kore wa Zombie desu ka?, Orito ends up in purple flower-print boxers during one of the OVA episodes.
  • Mawaru-Penguindrum: Kanba is revealed to wear pink boxers during a chase scene in episode 5. Subverted because it's not Played for Laughs; he's trying to recover Himari's hat and hanging on the truck that's carrying it only outta sheer willpower. (It's a long story.)
  • In Episode 2 of the Little Lulu anime, when Tubby strips down to his underwear as one of his tactics to try and scare Lulu, he is shown to be wearing a pair of navy blue boxers with sky blue splotch patterns on them.
  • The eponymous Space Dandy is revealed to wear black boxer briefs with lightning bolts on them; as first shown in the episode "The War of the Vests and Undies."
  • Hannyabal in One Piece gets stripped and tied up, leaving him in strawberry-print underwear. Eiichiro Oda later revealed in the Q&A that he has more of these, including mushroom and elephant-print.

Childish women's underwear
  • Anime/manga example: Aloof Dark-Haired Girl Sakaki's kitty underpants (which completely blow her (unwanted) image) in Azumanga Daioh.
    • In a similar, offscreen example, Tsukasa in Lucky Star is particularly embarrassed by absent-mindedly wearing character print underwear on Measuring Day.
    • Also similarly, Yuno in Hidamari Sketch was also hugely embarrassed when her kitten-print undies were revealed in a locker-room prank. (Why does it have to be yonkoma...?)
  • A Running Gag on Blue Seed involves Momiji displaying a different animal on the seat of her underwear when she does her Once an Episode Panty Shot. The other characters maintain a betting pool on just what's going to show up on her panties any given day.
  • Asuna of Mahou Sensei Negima! was embarrassed to no end when a magical sneeze from Negi destroyed her clothes, showing her teddy bear panties to the man she had a crush on.
  • On the cover of Bleach volume 3, you can see that Orihime's wearing polka-dot underwear.
  • In Hayate the Combat Butler, Hinagiku is normally serious... until she was revealed to wear (rather cute) frilled orange panties that didn't suit her at all (although she says she likes them)
  • Misaka Mikoto of A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun, the Third strongest person in Academy City, wears very childish underwear, something she is very embarrassed about. (No wonder she wears shorts.)
    • And Saten likes to greet Uiharu by flipping her skirt and commenting on the panties she's wearing that day. At least once they were clovers.
  • Parodied by (what else?) Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, in which Don Patch wears panties with ribbons on them, and he makes no effort to hide this (yes, he).
  • Penny in Zatch Bell! has underwear with her one-sided boyfriend (Zatch) on them. Then, she accidentally reveals them to Kiyo's class. Their reactions are epic.
  • In Midori Days, Seiji recognizes one character as being American because of her American-flag panties; Shiori's are teddy-bear print.
  • In Dr. Slump, Yamabuki Midori is reported to wear Godzilla panties.
    • At first she wore strawberry panties.
  • In one of the episodes of the second season of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Ikkyu is so distracted by Chiri's Bell Pepper panties that he manages to forget that they were attacked by an alien race piloting Humongous Mecha.
  • The first episode of Himesama Goyoujin has Aoi Misuzu slip on a discarded soda can, showing off her tanuki-print panties to the rest of the tennis club.
  • When Umino flipped up Miss Haruna's skirt in Sailor Moon, it had a big smiley on it. She does have a fairly fun and childish personality to go with it. And when Haruna's panties were revealed, she was so embarrassed that she cried while claiming "Now I'll never get married!" This scene was one of the reasons this episode was wholly excised from the DiC English dub.
  • The movie Ultimate Teacher has Ganbachi humiliate Hinako by removing her skirt in front of the whole class... revealing her lucky kitty gym shorts. Naturally, men from all over rush in to have a look. Hinako's maturity is later reflected when she defeats a gang by showing that she's now wearing plain, white panties.
  • In a Running Gag for the Tantei Gakuen Q anime, Kyu (but not the viewer) ends up seeing up Megumi's skirt for a variety of reasons (though never because he intentionally flips her skirt up; sometimes the wind blows strongly while she's wearing a short skirt, at others she trips on her feet...) and blurts out what pattern is on them on a semi-regular basis. The patterns include things like teardrops and bunnies.
  • In one chapter of Magic Kaito, Kaitou flips up Aoko's skirt and recoils in horror - Aoko, knowing that he often does this to her, had put on panties with a fish print! (Kaitou is mortally afraid of fish for reasons that were never explained).
  • In Change 123, when Kosukegawa first meets Mikiri, she's wearing bunny panties . . . and nothing else.
  • In Ookami-san, Machiko has panties with her name on them, and a matching bra... though she may have worn them specifically to seduce Ryoushi.
  • In Mahoromatic, Miss Saori Shikijo is sometime seen wearing teddy bear panties.


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