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  • Magical Project S Misao Amanoshe secretly envies Sasami's family and her ability to get friends easily
  • Yuru-Yuri: Sakurako becomes the very definition of this when Himawari spends time after school teaching Chinatsu to knit a scarf for Valentine's day instead of tutoring Sakurako. If this weren't a typical comedy anime, the episode probably would have ended with them becoming an Official Couple.
  • Fruits Basket
    • Kyo and Yuki's relationship is driven by the bitter and reciprocal jealousy of each other; both think the other has the traits he lacks — the same traits.
    • Some other schoolgirls, fans of Yuki, envy Tohru her closeness with him and plot against her.
    • Kyo turns into this around every guy who has some sort of relationship with Tohru. It would count as Green-Eyed Epiphany except he's so bloody thick-headed that he doesn't see it for a really long time.
    • Kagura whenever Kyo is involved.
    • Also, Momiji points out to Kyo that some other man might marry Tohru if he doesn't overcome his feelings and get her, in order to inspire him. Indeed, when the new school year begins, he overhears some classmates discussing that she's pretty, looks dumb and easy to seduce; this inspires him to walk over to her and look possessive, to drive them off.
    • Machi's parents accused her of trying to murder her baby brother because of this. She was trying to keep him from getting cold by putting a blanket on him.
  • Naruto:
    • In the anime, one movie, and an OVA, Sakura is inexplicably jealous of any girl that takes Naruto's attention away from her even though she constantly claimed in Part 1 she didn't even like him. This was also seen at least once or twice in Naruto Shippuden.
    • Additionally, Sasuke grows jealous when he discovers that Naruto is advancing faster than he is, eventually completely annihilating his better judgment and going off to join Orochimaru. It just goes downhill from there.
      • This jealousy was spurred on by another bout of jealousy. Sasuke was jealous that Itachi had focused his attention on Naruto rather than him, even if that attention was entirely negative. This spurred him into fighting Naruto, which revealed the difference in their strength.
    • Naruto was jealous of Sasuke long before Sasuke was jealous of him, however; both for his skills as a shinobi, and because Sakura was a Sasuke fangirl, while she disliked Naruto. One of Naruto's primary motivations early on in the series was to show up Sasuke and win Sakura's affections.
    • Lee gets jealous of Naruto and Sasuke despite having curbstomped both of them; the former for defeating his rival Neji, and the latter for getting to fight Gaara in the finals and having the Sharingan.
  • In Skip Beat!, this is explicitly shown as the reason Kyouko didn't have any female friends back in elementary or junior high school: since she was too close to School Idol Shou, the other girls outcasted her. Several other characters in the series have this as part of their personalities: Shou towards Ren, that Rich Bitch against Kanae, a certain band leader toward Shou...
  • SHUFFLE!: Kaede directed towards Rin. More so than the other characters of Rin's harem, anyway.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka becomes jealous of Shinji for his apparent skills at piloting, and of Rei for becoming closer to Shinji. Misato gets very jealous whenever Kaji sneaks off to flirt with other women.
  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water: During the Nautilus episodes, a triangle of jealousy emerges between Grandis, Electra, and Nadia... for different reasons. Grandis is jealous of Electra's love for Nemo. Electra is jealous of both Grandis's attraction to Nemo and Nadia out of her own fear of losing Nemo (she tries to suppress it, though). Nadia, meanwhile, becomes jealous of Jean's friendship with Electra, to the point where she fears she may lose him to the latter (when in fact, nothing romantic is happening between either). Even Sanson is somewhat implied to be jealous of Captain Nemo at one point... although partially out of fear for Grandis' usual amorous fickleness and failed love affairs.
  • In Lovely Complex Otani was jealous when Risa had a crush on Maity sensei, leading him to realize/confess his feelings. Later, he is also jealous and possessive towards Risa on several other occasions. To say nothing of Risa, to a lesser extent, over Otani as well. Then there's Mimi who is a Yandere over Otani. She gets better, though.
  • In Kekkaishi, Yoshimori is jealous of Tokine always paying attention to his older brother. Also Tokine was seen obviously jealous when Julia was crushing on Yoshimori.
  • Sailor Moon: Usagi towards any girl who expresses interest in Mamoru. Queen Beryl, Galaxia, the anime's Ann, and Nehellenia are jealous of Usagi because of her romantic involvement with Mamoru. Then there's the anime's Ali and Prince Diamond, who are both jealous, to a T, of Mamoru.
  • Black Cat: Train + Saya = An insanely jealous Creed.
  • Full Metal Panic!: Ditto with Gauron, only it's Sousuke + Kaname = One very pissed off Gauron. It doesn't even have to be with Kaname. Sousuke + anyone else (including True Companions / father figure) = very pissed off Gauron. As far as Gauron is concerned, Kashim should not be with anyone else.
  • Kisshu in Tokyo Mew Mew.
  • Elfen Lied: Yuka and Lucy. Both are very much a Clingy Jealous Girl over Kouta, with Lucy being much more of a Yandere about it, though Yuka has her moments.
  • Yui in Fushigi Yuugi is jealous of both Tamahome and Miaka, constantly trying to come between them.
  • Peach Girl revolves around this Trope. Let's see...
    • Sae is jealous of Momo to the point of hating her, but she possibly admires her as well, otherwise she wouldn't fuck with Momo's life so much, and try to steal Toji away from her. Toji and Kairi are also jealous of eachother because they both are competing for Momo's attention.
  • Deadman Wonderland: Genkaku. Jealous of any girl who threatens to take away the murderous side of Nagi.
  • In Daa! Daa! Daa!! Miyu has been jealous of Kanata's old childhood friend, and Kanata jealous of that older guy Miyu had a crush on.
  • In Magic Kaito Kaito was jealous that Aoko felt safe with the teacher while they were exploring the school after dark and that she didn't partner with him and that she didn't seem bothered by Hakuba asking her out.
  • In Detective Conan Shinichi felt jealous when it seemed any male was interested in Ran, Heiji has been jealous of a magician when Kazuha flirted with him, Kazuha jealous of Ran when she thought Heiji liked her and several other characters showing jealousy.
  • In Ranma ˝, Almost every character in the series.
  • In Kamisama Kazoku Tenkou was jealous of Samatarou's crush on a girl, Samatarou was jealous when Tenkou went on a date with his friend.
  • In D.N.Angel, Riku was jealous that Daisuke seemed to be getting it on with her sister (he wasn't).
  • In His And Her Circumstances Arima has been intensely jealous of Yukino paying attention to anyone but him several times. And Arima's Unlucky Childhood Friend Tsubasa sets a failed Wounded Gazelle Gambit out of pure jealousy against Yukino. She gets over it, though.
  • In Love Roma Hoshino has been jealous of Negishi's old classmate.
  • In Zero no Tsukaima both Louise and Saito have shown IMMENSE jealousy whenever the other showed interest in anyone but them (especially Louise).
  • In Revolutionary Girl Utena:, the very green-haired Kyouichi Saionji is the personification of envy. He's envious of his best friend and classmate Touga because he seems to be better than him on every field, he's envious of the chairman Akio because, well, because he's the fat cat, and he's envious of Utena because hey, she defeated him, she got Anthy as her "bride" and she's now the "official" Prince... on second thought, poor guy. Okay, maybe his eyes aren't green, but he has a "green" theme going on (hair, pants, duelist rose).
    • This is also Shiori's motivation. She felt inferior compared to Juri, so she began hanging out with her to manipulate her feelings, culminating in stealing a boy who wanted to ask Juri out. The real tragedy is that this worked and turned Juri into a Broken Bird...because she was in love with Shiori from the start.
  • In Tokyo Crazy Paradise both Ryuji and (eventually) Tsukasa have been jealous when the other showed any interest in anyone but them.
  • In The Prince of Tennis, Tomoka's jealousy of almost any girl who talks to Ryoma (aside of Sakuno), Kamio's jealousy of any males who get too close to his crush An, and Yuuji's possessiveness of his partner Koharu are quite played for laughs. In the manga, Sakuno also has a brief moment of jealousy when Kotoha from Tsubakikawa appears and claims to be in love with Ryoma, but unlike the others she manages to set it aside.
    • Yuuta Fuji's jealousy of his older brother Shuusuke and Kurumi Iijyuin's jealousy of her older twin sister Narumi make both of them rebel against their more succesful siblings. A big part of Shuusuke's earlier Character Development is tied to him first hiding his own pain and later managing to resolve the issue with Yuuta; later, he uses his experience to help Kurumi reconcile with Narumi.
  • Unsurprisingly, this is a major motivator to the homunculus Envy in both incarnations of Fullmetal Alchemist. In the manga and Brotherhood, Envy is envious of humanity for all the things that makes them survive and live despite their lacks when compared to Father and the homunculi. It commits suicide when Ed pities it for it. In the 2003 anime version, Envy is the result of Dante and Hohenheim attempting Human Transmutation on their son. Hohenheim would later abandon Dante and Envy and remarry, and the homunculus is incredibly envious towards Ed and Al for having their father's love and attention, while at the same time wanting to kill Hohenheim for abandoning it.
    • A humorous example in the manga (sadly, the scene wasn't in the second anime) is Roy's reaction when Barry the Chopper grabs Hawkeye around the waist. The fangirls were delighted.
  • Arguably, Hayato Gokudera from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, over Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada. He gets incredibly jealous of anyone who gets along well with him. Ho Yay, anyone?
  • Takuma Fudou from Get Backers is shown to be this... and not towards Ban, but towards Ginji. To elaborate, he's jealous of the attention that Ginji gets from Ban, and he actually tells Ginji that he dislikes him because Ban doesn't even notice him when Ginji is around. He then proceeds to try to Murder the Hypotenuse while telling Ginji that Ban's eyes aren't on him because Ginji is in the way.
  • In Mahou Sensei Negima! we have Chisame's reaction to Akira going all flustered and blushing over Negi, especially to his "Natural Gigolo Talk".
  • This has happened to the otherwise pure, sweethearted Belldandy in Oh My Goddess!. During the incident Keiichi where let Shiho stay over at his home to go along with her exorcism hobby, she was a little too affectionate in saying "thank you", and, while trying to suppress her feelings, Belldandy's powers went haywire. Once she realized it, broke down, and finally admitted it, Keiichi told her it was part of being in love... that it wouldn't always be pretty, and forgave her. Keiichi also apologized for taking her feelings for granted and giving her a reason to worry
    • Sayoko Mishima is VERY jealous of Belldandy.
  • Haguro Dou of Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest is instantly and irrevocably jealous of anyone that the protagonist Inugami Akira warms up to. After all, how dare Inugami not warm up to the man who wants to kill him?
  • Many customers in the Nightmare Inspector have this, whether they realize it or not. In most cases, it causes them to become quite frightening.
  • In Black★Rock Shooter, Takanashi Yomi becomes a literal Green Eyed Monster when her jealousy over Yuu seeming to take her place as Mato's friend turns her into Dead Master.
  • In the live-action adaptation of Uzumaki, it's Mitsuru, one of Kirie's schoolmates, who becomes this. He practically makes deep gouges on the tree he's hiding behind while watching Kirie and Shuichi, and the look on his face is that of sheer jealousy and hatred towards Shuichi.
  • This is why Natsume is often such a jerk to Sae: on the day on the entrance ceremony, she found herself having to go alone, the train (which normally takes 42 minutes on top of the 10 minutes by bicycle) had to make an emergency stop, she took the wrong street, and finally, she found the shoe locker she thought was hers to be full. Sae directed her to the next set of lockers, and they talked as they hurried. Now, Natsume latched on to this, thinking that they might become best friends. She was unable to meet up with Sae, and didn't see her until ten days later, and upon greeting her, found her with Hiro, who was in the same class and apartment. This triggered something inside her, and, well... she realized as she sulked after her initial outburst that Sae didn't do anything wrong, but that didn't prompt her to change. (As a side note, Natsume does have green eyes.)
  • Miu often feels jealousy over Nobue's preferential treatment of Ana and Matsuri, and sometimes competes for her attention even when she's trying to take care of her sister when she has a cold.
  • Wendy Garret of GUN×SWORD displays jealousy whenever other women show too much interest in Van. (She's also green-eyed, but that's probably a coincidence!) It is just possible that some of Van's dislike of Joshua also falls into this trope, but that may be a stretch.
  • A Certain Magical Index:
    • Touma's mother looks really scary whenever her husband looks at another woman.
    • Every member of Touma's harem gets angry when they see him with another girl.
    • Accelerator and Hamazura's harems get mad when they see the two hang out with Fremea, even though she's only a little girl.
  • Tekkaman Blade: Tekkaman Evil/Shinya is loved by his family, but feels like he's being considered the weak one as the 'good' treatments was given to Blade/Takaya, for instance, when they both were nearly drowning, Shinya was saved instantly, but Takaya was told to just save himself... yet Shinya was JEALOUS because the family trusted Takaya's strength over his own strength. Kind of complicated, yes.
  • Ultimo: Rune and Yamato were lovers in their past lives. This time, Rune reincarnates as a boy, though he's still in love with Yamato. Yamato doesn't still carry that affection and chases after Sayama instead. Rune is not pleased. Sufficiently not pleased to partner up with the fittingly-named Jealousy, the embodiment of envy.
    • Jealousy's former master, Iruma, was jealous of the incompetent Jerk Ass Mikado in his past life, believing that he would be better for the position.
  • In Berserk, there are several instances of this:
    • First, pre-Eclipse Griffith grows quickly jealous when he notices that Guts and Casca have become an item. It is unclear who he envies more due to his ambiguous sexual orientation. It's possibly both.
    • Averted with Judeau. Despite his unrequited crush on Casca, he knows he has no chance whatsoever, noticing the bound she and Guts had formed, even before either of them would realize it. Preferring to lose with honour, he helps a lot in the cementing of Guts and Casca's relationship, even going as far as encouraging Guts to take Casca away with him, by force if necessary.
    • During the Griffith rescue operation, Casca had the Green-Eyed Monster attitude toward Princess Charlotte for a bit, since she admitted that she was still worshiping Griffith like before, even after she and Guts made love for the first time earlier. She tried reconciling to herself, but ended up saying the wrong thing to Guts about the matter, which succeeded in pissing Guts off even though HE admitted to himself that he couldn't take his mind off Griffith. But don't worry - they made up later.
    • Then, post-Eclipse, there's the unspoken rivalry between Sonia and Charlotte. Charlotte is Griffith's Meal Ticket, even though he acts in order to make her feel like he actually values her for herself and NOT her birthright. Sonia is a faithful servant to Griffith, gifted with clairvoyance, and as such considers herself the only girl worthy of him. Sonia is very jealous of Charlotte but her nascent and reciprocated relationship with Irvine might wash it all out.
    • There's also the jealousy Farnese feels for Casca for being the object of Guts's affection. Farnese is technically betrothed to Roderick, who is himself quite handsome, but she definitely has a crush on Guts who doesn't see her beyond being Casca's caretaker. Farnese even breaks down in front of Casca, telling her that she's really ungrateful to ignore Guts after all he did for her but Casca being insane and regressed to infancy, it doesn't really do anything, although Casca seems to understand Farnese's distress.
    • Finally, there's Schierke's Precocious Crush on Guts but, unlike Farnese, Schierke only has shades of this and knows deep down that she's way too young for Guts (he is more than twice her age). Plus, her Toy Ship moments with Isidro also seem to drop some hints about she may eventually like.
  • In the manga of Brigadoon: Marin and Melan, one of the first signs that Melan is developing romantic feelings for Marin is the jealousy or anxiety he displays when he sees her alone (and half-dressed) with another love interest.
  • Soul Eater has the Envy chapter of the Book of Eibon, although we only see what Soul and Maka have envy for; Maka is jealous of Liz and of music itself, since Soul loves it so much while she can't even understand it, despite studying it ad nauseum. She's also jealous of/worried about other meisters who claim to fit Soul better - especially girls. Soul is jealous of his older brother, Wes, for his superior musical talent. It is also implied that he chose to be Maka's partner because she didn't understand music, and he feels guilty for that. What makes this even better is that Maka actually has green eyes.
  • Madame Red in Black Butler. The love of her life Earl Phantomhive (Ciel's father) married her beloved sister. She tried to be happy for them but when Ciel was born, jealousy started to consume her. Even when Ciel's parents died in the fire, though devastated, she envied her sister for dying with someone she loves.
  • Ai no Kusabi: Iason flies into fits of jealous rage every time Riki even looks at someone else but Guy actually takes it Up to Eleven and tries to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z has got to be the epitome of this trope. Throughout the entire series Vegeta envies Goku because no matter how hard he trains and fights he is never able to surpass Goku. This becomes a literal case of Green-Eyed Monster when Vegeta becomes a Super Saiyan (the transformation gives you green eyes) and despite becoming the warrior of legend that the Saiyan Race had admired for thousands of years 'still couldn't let go of his pride. During the era of peace after Goku died he still finds a reason to be jealous because he sees that Goku's family life is more loving and meaningful than his is as Goku's family supported him and made him a better fighter while his didn't show the same results. It is only when Vegeta lets go and admits that becoming better than Goku isn't all there is to his life that he truly shines as a warrior and becomes a good guy.
  • Bleach: After Ichigo sinks into depression because his failure to protect resulted in his friends getting badly injured, Orihime can't cheer him but Rukia does by making him resolved to never let any of his True Companions get that injured again. Orihime believes she's incapable of bringing Ichigo out of despair leading her to feel jealous of Rukia's ability which has made her feel useless. This trope is immediately subverted when, instead of becoming bitchy or bitter, Orihime gushes about how wonderful and amazing Rukia is and how bad she feels to be jealous of such a good person. Rangiku resolves the issue almost immediately for her and a few chapters later it's confirmed Rukia and Orihime are very good friends and training hard together.
  • Yukio Okumura from Blue Exorcist. Despite being a fully qualified Middle First Class exorcist and exorcism school teacher at the age of 15, he always felt inadequate compared to his Idiot Hero older brother with self-control issues and his Badass Preacher father. Saburota Toudou attempts to use this and Yukio's fear of becoming a demon to induce a Heel-Face Turn.
  • Captain Brian, Lostman's superior in the Navy in Moonlight Mile. Annoyed at being repeatedly shown up by Lostman, he intercepts the orders for him to be transferred to NASA, refusing to release him from his command without flying one last mission for him, stating that while flying the Shuttle is more honorable than flying fighter jets, until the orders go through, Lostman is still a soldier, and a soldier's highest duty is to risk his life for his country. Then he lets Lostman get shot down. Lostman's lost behind enemy lines for over a year before he comes back, by which time he's joined NASA... and Lostman ends up his SUPERIOR.
  • In Candy Candy, Annie Brighton confesses to Candy White Andree, during an emotional breakdown, that she has always been secretly jealous of her. This is because Annie is a Fragile Flower who is very scared of reaching out to others, whereas Candy is a fearless Plucky Girl who always reaches to the rest — even in the times when they were heartwarming orphans, Annie always felt less appreciared and loved than Candy was. It's really not helped when the boy that Annie likes, Archie, says that despite caring for Annie, he likes Candy as well. (Partially because he is jealous of her other current love interest, Terry).
  • In Princess Tutu, Rue makes her Face-Heel Turn when she realizes that her boyfriend is falling for the eponymous Magical Girl.
  • Il Sole penetra le Illusioni's plot kicks off when Fuyuna's jealousy of her cousin gets her possessed. Also, episode 4's plot.
  • Muteki Kanban Musume : The Bully Miki hates The Rival Megumi’s claiming that is due to Megumi being a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, but she really hates all the male attention Megumi has when she does Fan Service With A Smile
  • K's Fushimi Saruhiko and Yata Misaki's used to be friends. But Fushimi couldn't stand not having Misaki's undivided attention and defected to SCEPTER 4 because hate equals attention. Whatever you do, don't interfere in their fights. Just ask Kamamoto. This also caused quite the...uh, psychotic break. Now he's a bat-shit crazy Stalker with a Crush who'll do anything to get Misaki's attention. My my.
  • In Kase-san, Yamada regularly feels dispirited at the thought of Kase's many admirers and feels jealousy at the thought of Kase potentially having already dated a girl before her.
  • Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?: Just a very subtle one, but in episode 6, Chino feels left out when her two school friends, Megu and Maya, spend a lot of time with Cocoa and Rize at the Rabbit House. When she tells Chiya about it, the latter notices the former is unaware of the feeling of loneliness when she saw all of them like that.


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