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Hypocritical Humor: Anime & Manga
  • One of the early Anpanman edutainment OVAs involves Tendonman getting upset because his friends are taking an afternoon nap, and won't play with him when he wants to. He sees the naps as a worthless waste of time. After failing to wake them up, he's forced to wait for them to wake up, getting bored fairly quickly. Finally, when they wake up, and he's ready to play...he ends up falling asleep mid-game, his energy completely drained from waiting, and now his friends end up playing without him.
  • America in the Axis Powers Hetalia 2011 Bloodbath:
    "Can't you guys be less noisy at other peoples' houses?"
    • Germany in the dub: "Stereotypes are for brainless dummkopfs." Considering that the entire show is built on mocking stereotypes ...
  • Tomo in Azumanga Daioh will always make a huge deal out of it any time someone makes a mistake or gets an answer wrong, taunting them to no end. However she herself is so stupid and ignorant that everyone else has long given up trying to convince her that she had ever been wrong about anything. In one Christmas episode, she never shuts up about ridiculing the facts that some of her friends believe that reindeer exist.
  • Benny in Black Lagoon.
    "It's dangerous to [answer the phone] while driving, so let's do it at the hotel."
    Benny, while driving and having sex.
  • Mayuri Kurotsuchi deliberately invokes this in Chapter 303 (Episode 198) of Bleach by calling Ishida a fiend (or reprobate, or heathen, or whatever the translation is) after revealing that he had been violating his privacy for quite some time.
    • Earlier than that, in Chapter 229 (Episode 138), Yumichika and Rangiku complain about their respective Zanpakutō's personalities being infuriating. Yumichika hates that Fuji Kujaku is a narcissist (and Rangiku lampshades it by pointing out that they're the same), and Rangiku hates that Haineko is "selfish, moody, lazy, and stupid" (and Yumichika lampshades it).
  • In Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Mr. Bo-Jiggler (a fusion of Bo-BoBo and Jelly Jiggler) spends his entire fight talking about the importance of peace and how he hates fighting, all the while brutally beating up his enemies.
  • Chrono Crusade has a scene in which Father Remington makes a comment that members of the mob should "behave themselves"—while looking over his shoulder to flirt with some smitten teenage nuns. Sister Kate immediately calls him out on it by saying "You should, too!"
  • From Code Geass:
    Rivalz: I've had it with your emo routine!
    Suzaku: Wha- emo?
    Rivalz, (five minutes later): Gaah! MY LIFE IS OVER and he's worried about dinner?!
  • From Daily Life with Monster Girl we have Zombina expressing distaste over modern zombie movies featuring quick, active zombies... despite being one herself.
  • Commonly used in Daily Lives of High School Boys.
    • The intro to Episode 1 showed a Late for School scene for the main trio—Tadakuni, Yoshitake and Hidenori. Tadakuni was eating toast per this trope's tradition, and then he saw Yoshitake eating curry, and then Hidenori opined Yoshitake should have eaten toast—despite eating noodles himself.
      • The anime's Book Ends segment doubles this up, by having Yoshitake and Hidenori taking Brazilian barbecue and fondue respectively, while keeping Hidenori's line.
    • In High School Boys and The Power of Friendship, Hidenori denied stealing Mei's lingerie while wearing her bra.
    • In High School Boys and Culture Festival (3), Ikushima put on the air about boys liking to put on the air. Her Distaff Counterpart Yoshitake is Genre Savvy enough to keep himself slient.
    • In High School Boys and Assertiveness, the Literature Girl commented it's shameless for a girl to flirt a guy in the open. Takahiro reminded that by the time everybody knew she chased down Hidenori (who studies in another school) to the next town, in High School Boys and Run.
  • Death Note:
    Light: (shaking fist) Damn, damn you Kira! You bastard!
    L: I hate it when people's cellphones go off when I'm talking. I find it very distracting... (ring) Excuse me, I have to get this.
    • "Mr. Stalker?" (says Misa a.k.a. the creepy stalker girl.) It should be noted, however, that in this case she had no memory of using the Death Note, and as such no memory of stalking; as a well-known model, however, she is subject to being targeted by stalkers.
    • "Exploiting another person's feelings like that is unforgivable!" - Light the Manipulative Bastard, though like the above example he lacked his memories of being Kira, so he had his morals straight when he said it. Though that may only make it more ironic...
  • In the dub of Digimon Adventure, Gatomon complains about one of her henchmen: "What's that big-eared freak trying to do?". This coming from the cat Digimon with the huge ears, though to be fair she was talking about the appropriately named Mammothmon.
  • Subverted in Durarara!!. It first seems laughably absurd that Shizuo Heiwajima, a man with the well-earned title of "Ikebukuro's God of Destruction", would claim to absolutely hate violence. However, it later becomes clear that Shizuo's own inclinations towards violence (which is implied to be the product of a rage disorder that he feels utterly helpless in managing) and the way it's destroyed his life is the very reason he hates it.
  • Cisqua from Elemental Gelade helps bring down a gladiator ring / betting parlor, and also helps free a large amount of enslaved Edel Raids, and gets a huge sum of money as a reward. She yells at Coud for throwing his last match, thus proving that she was exploiting Edel Raids for personal gain, a big no-no in Arc Aile. With the dispatcher right behind her. He confiscates the reward money.
  • One of the extra panels for Fullmetal Alchemist features Hiromu Arakawa's cow avatar telling the reader to not spend all their time reading manga. Edward Elric punches her because he "doesn't wanna hear that from someone who draws manga for a living".
  • Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?:
    • When Cocoa first meets Rize, the latter points a gun at her. She then thinks Cocoa isn't really a high school student and is up to no good. Cocoa, for her part, wonders who's really the more dangerous threat at the moment.
    • Cocoa comments that Rize and Chino both have cool talents, and wishes she had something like that. She then looks at Chino's homework, and tells her the answers. Rize then asks her a rather difficult math question, and she answers it instantly. Then Cocoa goes back to lamenting about not having any talents whatsoever.
  • In Goldfish Warning episode 9, Wapiko protests the school dresscode of mandatory school uniform while wearing a school uniform. She's one of the few students who was already coming to school in uniform every day.
  • Haiyore! Nyarko-san does this as a Running Gag. Nyarko, a Loveable Sex Maniac, is forever glomming onto Mahiro and trying to convince him to do This and That; he invariably responds with shouting or Dope Slaps. Then we meet Cuuko, who is forever glomming onto Nyarko and trying to get her to find somewhere quiet so they can "have (their) love take form". Nyarko's responses are almost always exactly the same thing Mahiro said/did in response to her not a minute earlier, which he will gladly lampshade.
    • Cuuko gets it turned right back on herself later on in the story, when her overly clingy and obssessive cousin Cuune comes to Earth and proceeds to do to her exactly the same things she tries to do to Nyarko.
    • For a more specific example, in episode 9 of the second TV series, Nyarko tries on some glasses to try and charm Mahiro with the Meganekko look (it doesn't work). Then Cuuko tries on a pair and gets Nyarko's attention, only for her to respond with a rather stern "Quit playing with the merchandise, that's store property." Cuuko sniffles and even says "Double Standard" in Gratuitous English.
  • While watching a news report on a rogue Anaconda, Hayate the Combat Butler's Nagi Sanzenin remarks, "I don't know why people keep such large and dangerous animals as pets"... while petting her large and dangerous pet tiger.
  • In the Beach Episode of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Rei, when Mion, Rika, Rena, and Satoko see Takano in a bikini, one comments that her breasts were huge. Mion then says that there should be a law against women with large breasts. This coming from the girl who often does a Marshmallow Hell on Keichi.
  • From Lucky Star, Kagami teases Konata and Tsukasa for doing something so cliche and childish as talking into a fan (to hear their voices distorted.) Their dad, working nearby, informs everyone that Kagami is no exception.
  • In Macross Frontier, Ranka Lee enters the Miss Macross competition and suffers a case of A-Cup Angst as several other contestants bully their way past her with copious amounts of Gainaxing. Ranka's best friend Nanase tries to reassure her by telling her that size doesn't matter and cue Nanase's own Gainaxing because she's the most well-endowed woman on the entire show. More so than those contestants even.
  • From the second season of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Vita chastises Nanoha for bringing a weapon while trying to negotiate, after she beat the crap out of Nanoha in their first encounter.
    Vita: You know, we have a saying in Velka. "If you're an emissary of peace, don't carry a spear." Even though you say you want to talk, you come armed, idiot!
    Nanoha: ...The girl who came at me fighting without even a warning is saying that to me?!
    Zafira: And that's not a saying. It's the punch line to a joke.
    Vita: Shut up! Who cares about those minor details!
  • In the Cooking Duel of Mai-HiME, Nao mocks Natsuki for being stupid because she is unable to properly break an egg, and then fails to break one herself.
  • Munakata Kei of Medaka Box has an unfortunate compulsion to kill anything at the slightest provocation with something akin to Tranquil Fury. In his introduction he claims he would never kill without a reason and gets offended when someone accuses him as such. He then goes into a list of reasons he would want to kill someone with one of the reasons being no reason at all.
  • Late in Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Chibodee pulls out the whiskey he was storing in his Gundam in order to celebrate when he won the Gundam Fight. George immediately chews him out for how irresponsible it is to keep alcohol in your Gundam, giving him the pointer finger... with a bottle of champagne in hand. Chibodee points this out, and the two share a laugh and have a final drink before going to fight the Grand Gundam.
  • Muteki Kanban Musume: All the core cast is guilty: a character criticizes another character for some fault that is an established part of their own characterization, or just before or after exhibiting that particular fault themselves. There is almost always an immediate lampshading:
    Miki: Joining in the middle of the game, trying to influence the outcome… This Is Unforgivable.
    Junior baseball players: Didn’t you just do that too?
  • Naruto:
    • In chapter 347, Konohamaru performs a variation of the Sexy Jutsu with two naked girls holding each other suggestively. Sakura punches Konohamaru for being a pervert and after Naruto tries to explain that it would serve as a distraction, she says "You're the only idiots who'd fall for a jutsu like that!". Konohamaru then decides to try the same jutsu again, but this time with shadow clones of Sai and Sasuke. Guess Sakura's reaction. Unfortunately, this was made instantly uncomfortable when the later part of this scene wasn't in the anime.
    • There is another incident soon after Sai joins Team 7. When he insults Naruto, Naruto picks up a fight with him. Sakura lectures Naruto about importance of teamwork and asks him to ignore Sai's comments. A moment later, Sai insults Sakura. Guess what follows.
    • Another one is when Suigetsu comments that he's the only normal member of Taka- right before going on a rant about how he's compelled to cut things apart.
  • One Piece
    • In an early episode, Buggy the Clown shows that his Devil Fruit power makes him a "Splitting Man". Luffy says that Buggy is a freak...and then an arrow points to him that says "Rubber Man".
    • Luffy does this quite often due to his naďveté/obtuseness - One such example is where Kidd and Law demonstrated their magnetic and space-warping powers respectively, while Luffy showed off Gear Third, and a post-Gear Third shrunken Luffy remarked that the other two have weird powers.
    • Also, when Garp reprimands Luffy for falling asleep during a lecture—right after falling asleep during his own lecture.
    • Zoro has done this several times with the running gag of commenting how his crewmates have gotten lost, when he himself has the worst sense of direction.
    • During the CP9 saga, right after the Straw Hats break into the Tower of Justice (literally) and then emerge triumphantly from the rubble, Franky calls them weird. This coming from the fire-breathing, nail-spitting, cola-powered cyborg whose usual attire is an aloha shirt and speedo, and that's saying nothing for his dancing.
      • Kalifa spends the CP9 saga complaining about sexual harassment from the most miniscule things, from saying her name to existing. Then she gets Devil Fruit powers, and her fight with Nami has her using them on her by outright groping her.
      • Earlier than both of those, we see Chef of Iron Wanze calling fellow Chef Of Iron Sanji weird-looking due to his eyebrows. Sanji angrily retorts that Wanze is in no position to say that. He really isn't.
    • Absalom's Suke Suke no Mi (Clear-Clear Fruit) gives him the power of invisibility, which he uses to peep at and molest a bathing Nami. Sanji's fury at him burns even hotter, however, because Absalom possessing that ability means Sanji can't get that ability to do the same peeping which he had dreamed of since youth! The stupefied zombie priest presiding exclaims "You're one to talk!" at both of them several times as they accuse one another of perversity.
    • On the subject of Thriller Bark, Oars said the Straw Hats were like demons at one point. Considering how absurdly powerful they are, and how ruthless they can be, it wouldn't be all that surprising...if it didn't come from someone who looks like this.
    • Genzo complaining the fact that Nami is in a two piece on her wanted poster, which he says will attract more perverts than bounty hunters, despite the fact he has an enlarged one covering the wall in his house.
    • Admiral Kizaru calling the supernovas "Scary Monsters".
    • In the Punk Hazard arc, we have Monet, The Dragon of the arc, who has a tendency to call people cold. One example is directed at Zoro when he just sits back and lets Tashigi fight her alone. There are two reasons it's hypocritical: Monet is no less apathetic and merciless herself, and more blatantly, she ate the Yuki Yuki no Mi (Snow-Snow Fruit).
    • In the Dressrosa arc, one of the Big Bad's top henchmen, Senor Pink (and while it's pronounced the same way, it is Senor, not Seńor), who dresses like a baby (bonnet, pacifier and bib, along with swim trunks). The Straw Hat that ends up facing him calls him a pervert. It's hypocritical, of course, because said Straw Hat is the aforementioned Franky.
  • Pokémon: In the Best Wishes arc, Cilan's rival Burgundy makes a comment to the effect of Trip being a Sore Loser because of his ego. This coming from the girl who spends the rest of that tournament in a bitter bad mood because she'd lost. There's also a bit of a duel with this trope between her and Iris's rival Georgia (who also has this as pretty much the basis of her rivalry with Iris).
    • Iris herself can also show this. Whenever Ash messes something up (sometimes by accident) or says something out of place, Iris would often call him a kid...even though SHE'S a kid herself! However, it's more like a sister teasing her brother than actual taunting.
  • In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a less humorous example happens when Sayaka refuses to work with Homura in a previous timeline, accusing her of being in league with "that Kyouko creep" and trying to cause strife among the group. Madoka then says "Sayaka-chan, what you're saying is causing actual strife." When Sayaka turns into a witch, Kyoko was already in their team, and assuming to her reaction afterwards, both, Sayaka and Kyoko, were friends at that time.
  • In Puni Puni Poemi:
    Poemi: What was that, you afro bastard?
    'Producer': Hey, watch your fucking language!
  • In Sailor Moon, Minako Aino spends a whole episode going out on dates with two men. When it turns out they were two members of the Quirky Miniboss Squad in disguise and they knew it all along but pretended not to so they could capture her, Minako tells them "H-how dare you lie to me?!". They promptly say that she has no right to say that.
  • In Saki, Yuuki looks and acts significantly younger than she actually is. When she sees the similarly Older Than They Look Koromo, she has this to say.
    Yuuki: No matter how you look at it, isn't she just a kid?
    Hisa: Amae is sixteen, one year older than you.
    • In Achiga-Hen, Harue, upon meeting Nodoka, glances at her breasts, and lets slip that she finds their size fascinating. When Kuro comes in minutes later and openly expresses excitement over the size of Nodoka's breasts, Harue bops her on the head and tells her "Enough sexual harassment!", prompting Shizuno and Ako to mentally note that Harue was doing it, too.
  • Early in the manga of Sakura Taisen, Sumire comes across Iris and Sakura listening at General Yoneda's door as Ogami, who doesn't yet know about their special mission, yells at him about the need to take action. Sumire says, "Oh, you're eavesdropping. Please ... you two have some of the most distasteful little hobbies. It's quite shocking!" Then she puts her ear to the door and asks the other two, "Who is it?"
  • Slayers gives us Prince Phil, a self-proclaimed pacifist...who kicks bad guys' asses with attacks like "Pacifist Crush", "Kindness to All Creatures Kick", and "Good Will Towards Men Smash".
  • From episode 18 of Star Driver. When Takuto finds an old photo album, which contains a picture of Wakko and Keito playing idol, Keito calls Wakko childish for still wanting to be an idol. One Gilligan Cut later, we find Keito singing a peppy little J-pop song, alone, at a karaoke bar. And Takuto just happened to be delivering a drink to the room she's in
  • Steins;Gate's Okabe and Kurisu like taking jabs at each others' dorkier tendencies while forgetting or ignoring the fact that they share a disturbing amount of them. Thus, you end up with a scrawny, socially awkward, nerdy, virgin, tsundere 2channer making fun of another scrawny, socially awkward, nerdy, virgin, tsundere 2channer for being a scrawny, socially awkward, nerdy, virgin, tsundere 2channer.
  • In Tamako Market, Anko demands that others refer to her as "An"... while referring to herself as "Anko" in the same sentence. Her father calls her out on this, while the Talking Bird's compliance with her request actually causes her to freak out.
  • In the second chapter of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Guren Gakuenhen, Yoko goes ballistic on Simon because Nia is in his room "...wearing such exposing clothes..." (a long sleeved shirt). Yoko is wearing her usual attire.
    • This happens in the main series, too. During the Beach Episode, Yoko is complaining about wearing a bikini. Never mind the fact that Yoko wears more with the bikini than with her normal clothes (Bikini top and short shorts).
  • Ritsuko in the anime version of THE iDOLM@STER tell the girls to fight off the heat with their minds, while she is with both feet inside a bucket full of water.
  • Much of the humor in The Tyrant Falls in Love comes from Souichi loudly proclaiming that he would love nothing more than to see all homosexuals drop dead and definitely isn't one of those homos himself...to Morinaga, his gay kohai who's openly smitten with him. The real hypocrisy in all this? Souichi has let Morinaga have sex with him multiple times, despite ample evidence that he could easily leave Morinaga a bloody heap on the ground before getting that far with him. The very fact that Souichi, a violent homophobe, hasn't killed, run away from, or even tried to straighten out Morinaga speaks volumes by itself, and that's before you consider his open declaration that he can tolerate sex only with Morinaga...
  • Keima in The World God Only Knows does this on occasion. For example, claiming during the Sumire arc that he doesn't care for indiscriminate enthusiasts while surrounded by a mountain of eroges, or during the Yui arc claiming it's troublesome if Yui stands out by not acting like him while buying more eroges when he's supposed to be acting like Yui.
  • Inami of WORKING!! Does Not Like Men because she thinks they're violent and carry dangerous weapons— the same character, who later shows that she's the show's main source of violence comedy, says this while hiding behind Yachiyo, who's been carrying a katana since she was in grade school.
    • The manager Shirafuji also provides an instance of this when she kicks an errant customer harassing Popura in episode 1 while saying "Violence is not permitted in this establishment."
  • At the pool in Yotsuba&!, Fuuka pushes Jumbo in after he makes unflattering remarks about her. When he struggles, she points out to Koiwai that he can't swim. Koiwai replies that there's nothing wrong with it, so Fuuka pushes him in and learns he can't swim either. As she's laughing, Yotsuba pushes her in...
    Koiwai: So. You can't swim, either.
    Fuuka: Right. I'm sorry.
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