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Foreign Fanservice


So, this next character is an Eaglelander, and her design should reflect that. Okay, blonde hair...blue eyes...175 cm (5 ft 9 in) tall... huge cans...

Hmm. Is there some Fanservice potential here?

This is when the answer to that question is "yes." In short, this is the stereotypical height and bust of Western (though not necessarily American) women used for Fanservice purposes.

The male equivalent shows up in shoujo, josei and yaoi, where if there's an American guy around, he will be hot, blond, and have a great bod to go with his freakish height and lack of social norms (like kissing people goodbye and being shirtless in public).

Related to Phenotype Stereotype. See also Chinese Girl, Everyone Looks Sexier If French, and Europeans Are Kinky. Compare and contrast Mukokuseki.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Asuka is a German version — predictably for that show, things go very bad very fast. The artbooks, on the other hand, had a field day with this.
    • Mari from Rebuild 2.0. And she's not above shaming Asuka in the chest department either.
  • Monica from Yakitate!! Japan, who wears an American flag bikini. It should be noted that she invoked this deliberately, so as to distract her opponent in the baking duel. Her opponent responded to this by stripping down to his loincloth.
  • Everyone in Grenadier assumes that Rushuna is foreigner based on her three most noticeable assets: her golden hair, her gun, and her massive pair of boobs. The hair actually winds up getting her into trouble on one occasion.
  • Tina Foster of Ai Yori Aoshi exemplifies this, although Taeko is bigger. Helped by being an interesting character.
  • Cathy McMahon in RahXephon: Tall, blonde, busty, freckled face, wears a cowboy hat with her uniform, boisterous personality. Wears a very skimpy bikini in the Beach Episode.
  • Played with in Love Hina. Unlucky Everydude Keitaro returns from an academic trip abroad; Naru (after spending much of his trip worried about all the trope-fitting girls that he was bound to encounter) finds a blond hair on his clothes and takes him to task for philandering. Turns out, it was a hair from a mysteriously blonde gorilla.
  • Based on this trope, it's not a surprise that Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha's resident American, Alisa, officially got the second largest bust size amongst Nanoha, Fate, Hayate, Suzuka, and her after the Time Skip.
  • Wallace/Willis from the Digimon Adventure 02 movie, being American, naturally is blond with blue eyes (though they change to green during the course of the movie). Lampshaded in the dubbed version where Daisuke/Davis comments, "Yeah, yeah, back off there, blondie", after Wallace/Willis complements Miyako/Yolei.
  • In the Di Gi Charat specials, the cast travels to the US and meets up with a full-blown 10-year-old Dejiko-fanboy, complete with blonde hair, Japanese with a weird accent ("De'jeeko'-chan!") and stars & stripes-colored Dejiko-cosplay.
  • Sgt. Frog gives us the American "celebrity" (and one-time personal trainer) Melody Honey, a character from the author's previous work, Arcade Gamer Fubuki.
  • Shared between Emma and Hugh from Kimi Wa Petto: Emma has the bust, but is red-haired instead of blonde and is the same height as her Japanese co-workers; meanwhile, Hugh is blond, extremely tall, and a Chick Magnet.
  • Discussed in High School D×D. Rias' tall height, large chest, and brilliant scarlet hair lead people to assume she's Scandinavian. Her homeland is actually in her last name, Gremory. She's from Hell.
    • Played completely straight, on the other hand, with Asia and Xenovia. They're both Italian.

  • Didier, the French Exchange student from Son of Rambow. Heck, Even the Guys Want Him!!
  • When it was announced that there would be a Hollywood version of The Ring, the Japanese made a few joke comics about "American Sadako". One of which, yes, she would be blonde and have big boobs. It eventually spawned a full-blown meme where Sadako, the black-haired child-Samara, and the blonde and large-breasted American Samara were all separate characters.
  • Both parodied and instantiated by Areola in Not Another Teen Movie.
  • Soldier of Orange: Susan, the British intelligence officer, has sex scenes with several members of the Dutch resistance.

    Live Action TV 
  • Invoked in Game of Thrones. Daenerys Targaryen, a Shrinking Violet princess, is an Arranged Marriage with a barbarian Dothraki horselord. Wanting to get more control over her life, she asks former Sex Slave Doreah for some practical advice. Doreah suggests a more dominant approach in the bedchamber.
    Daenerys: Err, I'm not sure that's the Dothraki way...
    Doreah: If he wanted the Dothraki way, why did he marry you?

    Professional Wrestling 
  • El Pasiero VENENO was pushed as such in Mexico for over half a decade, though no one got to see his Panameño appeal until after Gran Markus Jr. unmasked him.
  • Los Guapos Internacional of CMLL, Toryumon Mexico and others are a shameless example, especially the rock hard ab displaying Marco Corleone, though smoothed skinned Alex Koslov aint too bad either(Shocker's not foreign).


    Video Games 
  • Tiffany Lords from Rival Schools is the epitome of this trope — a bouncy, large-breasted blonde American cheerleader/boxer with Jiggle Physics in full effect.
  • English females represent this well, especially in fighting games, and are designed either around the classic Bond Girl archetype or Evil Is Sexy villainess. Examples include Cammy from Street Fighter, Ivy from the Soul Series, and Christie from Dead or Alive.
  • It's worth noting that despite her role as Ms. Fanservice, Mai Shiranui is actually far from having the largest bust measurement in The King of Fighters (at least if you go by official 3-sizes); Shermie (French, 92 cm), Elizabeth (French, 90 cm), King (French and blonde, 86 cm), Angel (Mexican, 92 cm), and Blue Mary (American and blonde, 86 then 88 cm) all are (or were at one point) among those bigger than Mai (85 cm at first, 87 by KOF 2003). In KOF Maximum Impact 1, Lien Neville (British, blonde) is actually given a larger in-game chest than Mai's, but no official measurements are provided.
  • Tina Armstrong from the Dead or Alive game series. To a lesser extent, Hitomi qualifies as well. Any girl that has a belt for a bra...
  • Sarah Bryant from the Virtua Fighter games and anime.
  • Rose (Italian) from the Street Fighter Alpha games probably fits as well. Rainbow Mika (Japanese) seems like a subversion, but she's actually just chubbier than Rose.
    • And now we have Crimson Viper (American).
  • Darkstalkers has Felicia, a voluptuous Cat Girl hailing from America, and also is colored in blue, white, and red. Morrigan (Scottish) can also qualify.
  • Anna Lindhurst from Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, the American, is the tallest of all six cheergirls, has blonde hair, and the largest breasts.
  • Rumble Roses. Just check out the non-Asian characters in the game. Dixie (American) and Ms. Spencer (Canadian) especially scream the trope.
  • Advanced Variable Geo: Erina "Erinrin" Goldsmith is a busty blonde American bombshell, who runs her own casino and works in a bunny costume.
  • Invoked and played dead straight by Vert in the Neptunia franchise. Being the CPU of the foreign nation Leanbox, she is of course tall, blue-eyed, blonde-haired, and openly proud of having the biggest rack of the cast.

    Visual Novels 
  • Lilly from Katawa Shoujo is half-Scottish and is the tallest of all the girls, along with having wavy blonde hair.

  • The ninjas from No Need for Bushido, for some reason.
  • Leona from Ronin Galaxy is a good example of this trope. Interestingly enough, she fills the role from a Japanese viewpoint, though the comic is western.
  • Agent 300 is this to Agent 250 in Niels. It has been pointed out several times in the comic and by the creator that Agent 250 has a Scot fetish, particularly for the Glaswegian accent that 300 only lapses into when drunk. The title character, Niels, has a distinct fetish for black people. Despite being set in America, this counts because he was raised in Denmark, where the black population is very sparse.

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