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Whether just making a bit of trouble at the back of the classroom or out picking fights, schoolyard bullies or members of one of those oddly-decked-out motorcycle gangs, delinquents are a sure sign that not all is right. Japanese Delinquents comes in two distinct flavors: Throw-away minor characters, and major (or main) characters.

The visual style of the Japanese delinquent in fiction has remained more consistent than in RealLife. [[note]]A uniquely detailed description of the fashion and behavior of real yankees and bikers in TheEighties can be read in Ikuya Satou's [[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TTZuWn47PkUC&dq=Ikuya+Sato+Kamikaze+Biker&source=gbs_navlinks_s book.]][[/note]] The description below is an up-to-date and relatively realistic one.

For both types, speaking with [[TrrrillingRrrs rolled Rs]] (to convey a sense of rage) and [[DelinquentHair dyeing their hair in some form]] is usual (though the likelihood is greatly increased for major characters), with bleached-blond being the most common variety. A ridiculous pompadour or ''[[http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=896&q=%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88&oq=%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88&aq=f&aqi=g-rJ1g-r1g1g-r1g-rJ1g2g-rJ1g1g-rJ1&aql=1&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=422l422l0l1065l1l1l0l0l0l0l66l66l1l1l0 ri-zento/regent]]'' hairstyle that juts out from the forehead like a battering ram is a delinquent hallmark; this is seldom played straight nowadays, especially for main characters.

When first seen, a male delinquent character will likely be in a distinctive pose: head tilted back and to the side, upper body leaning back with hips thrust out and shoulders hunched forward, eyes narrowed, and upper lip curled into a sneer, with either arms folded or hands in pockets. In the case of minor antagonists, this pose on introduction is practically mandatory.

Other visual identifiers include:
* Bandanas.
* A facial mask of some kind, especially a surgical one.
* A school-uniform (sometimes with the sleeves ripped off)
* Excessive piercings and jewellery.
* Tattoos, or for the particularly hardcore, scars (almost AlwaysMale).
* DelinquentHair.
* {{Sarashi}}.
* Jackets [[CoatCape worn over the shoulders]].
* Trousers rolled up to just below the knee. Sleeves are often rolled up too.
* Combat pants tucked into boots.
* A CommissarCap.
* Loafers without socks, or alternatively wooden sandals.
* [[OralFixation A twig or blades of straw or grass kept in the mouth.]]
* Weapons tend to be long and blunt (bats, planks, poles, etc) rather than bladed, especially in comedies and light dramas. This is because a) it implies less dangerous and more honorable fighting, and b) the possession of bladed weapons is strictly regulated in Japan.

Female delinquents often have their ''seifuku'' in some form of purposeful disarray - unknotted scarf, loose socks, partially unbuttoned top, and the skirt either very shortened or very lengthened. A coat/jacket also indicates a tough cookie. They will sometimes be portrayed as ''[[GyaruGirl kogals]]'' (who flaunt their disposable income), or some other subculture, or engaging in [[EnjoKosai less violent]] [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord inappropriate]] behavior.

Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you'd expect from someone called a delinquent: getting into fights, disturbing the peace, and generally just not getting along with society at large. Their interests, if they have, tend to be mainly baseball, motorbikes and specially ProfessionalWrestling and/or martial arts, due to their penchant for violence and physical fighting. If they are trained practitioners themselves, they will be invariably of the ArrogantKungFuGuy type and will harass any fighting character they see as less tough than them.

The minor, throw-away type are essentially there to [[{{Mooks}} provide trouble for the main cast to clean up]]. The major character type, on the other hand, carries at least some the above traits, but is almost always a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

In Japanese, delinquents are referred to, both in real life and in fiction, as ''yankii'' (as in "yankee", because of their rebelliousness and Hawaiian-patterned shirts they sometimes wore rather than an affinity with the USA), while their leaders are called ''banchou''. Female leaders can be called ''sukeban'' or ''onna banchou''. Motorcycle and automobile racers are usually considered a separate subculture of delinquent, known as ''bosozoku'' or ''hashiriya.''

The {{Yakuza}}, Japan's indigenous organized crime syndicates, tend to have very little respect for delinquents. In their eyes, they're professional criminals with a sense of tradition, whereas delinquents are just young punks with an attitude. Some ''very'' low level yakuza (called "chinpira") ''do'' however intermingle amongst the yankii (and their close relatives the bosozoku and hashiriya), though mostly because they are a very good market for passing along illegal substances, and some yankii and bosozoku like to [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster ape Yakuza styles out of them]], so to people unaware of these differences (or to people disgusted with them all and seeing this as a distinction without a difference), [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer ''all'' yankii, bosozoku, and hashiriya will be lumped in with hardcore high-ranking yakuza.]]

For delinquents in general, including the Western types, see {{Delinquents}}, GreaserDelinquents (for the delinquents of TheFifties and TheSixties), and LowerClassLout.

!!Examples of minor characters


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Capsules, Kaneda's [[BadassBiker bosozoku]] gang from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', a rival gang called the Clowns, and many of their classmates.
* ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' is the likely [[FollowTheLeader inspiration]] for the three protagonist examples [[RunningGag above]].
* The class of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' features a small group of delinquent males led by EmptyShell Kazuo Kiriyama. An even smaller group of ''females'' is led by Souma. Both are especially hardcore examples who get involved in serious and violent crime.
* ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}'' features a group of delinquents who terrorize everyone in their path from fellow schoolmates to [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Adults]] with no fear of reprisal (their ability to manipulate characters and to escape karmic retribution is rage-inducing, but largely for how obvious a rage plant they are). Physical and verbal [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] abound, in addition to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide driving a major character's friend to suicide]]]]. These three school kids seem to run their neighborhood, and for all we know the entire country of Japan, with an iron fist [[spoiler: until their reign eventually comes to an end as they are fittingly murdered during the second arc of the series, but]] the sour taste of their deeds doesn't wash out right away, as much a result of the implausibility of their overblown [[KickTheDog dog kicking]] as the heinousness of it.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', particularly in the flashbacks of Ichigo and Chad's past. More exactly, Chad used to be a delinquent but mellowed out and later refused to fight other punks, and when he was harassed by a whole gang Ichigo defended him, which is what kicked off their friendship.
* ThoseTwoGuys Inukawa and Nekoyama from ''Manga/BokuNoTsukuruSekai''.
* Delinquents are TheUsualAdversaries in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', bullying someone and then [[ButtMonkey getting mauled by the title heroine whenever the plot needs her to waste time and arrive late at her destination]]. A chapter also features them as the MonsterOfTheWeek's {{Mooks}} (as the youma is purposefully brainwashing ''all'' the delinquents of Tokyo to create an army), with a gang leader (who vented his frustration at never declaring [[TeacherStudentRomance his love for one of his teachers at junior high]]) appearing as Minako's senpai and one of her many loves.
* Subverted for multiple times in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''. Motoharu is ''called'' one and looked like one, but he's more a NiceGuy. This goes with most of the Sanada North's School Council sans the SchoolCouncilPresident; all of them have a serious case of FaceOfAThug despite being actually sensible and well-mannered guys. {{Lampshaded}} when the other school's Student Council arrives at the council room and first thought they went into a delinquents' office by mistake.
* Light kills a delinquent in ''Manga/DeathNote'' while experimenting with its power.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** An attack on girls wearing inappropriately high heels reminds Chief Megure of an older case where some delinquent, long-skirt wearing girls were targets of a hit-and-run driver. [[spoiler:The SoleSurvivor of the case is currently his wife, Midori.]]
** One of the murder suspects in the "Timeless Cherry Blossom Love", Kikuna Kagitani, is a foul-mouthed ex-delinquent who still bleaches her hair blond and claims to be able to summon many other girl delinquents to do her bidding.
* In the baseball episode of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', the whole class is made of these ridiculous stereotypes. The toughest of the bunch has a pompadour haircut that extends a good fifteen ''feet'' from his forehead and appears to be prehensile...
* The Zokugaku Chameleons from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' are an entire ''team'' of minor-character delinquents, except for team captain Rui Habashira, who's more like a secondary character (and placed 5th in the latest character popularity poll).
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]] and [[Characters/DragonBallKale Kale]] are apart of the Saiyan equivalent of a yanki gang. Caulifla's the more blatant example, seeing as she's the gang leader, wears clothing similar to a [[GreaserDelinquents bosozoku]], and adopts the yankee squat as her signature pose. Kale, meanwhile, is her subordinate and protegee.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** There is a trio of middle-school-aged yanki wannabes who tried to pick a fight with Uotani after stalking her for over an hour. Uotani is easily able to talk some sense into them.
** Uo used to be one herself, until Tohru's mother Kyoko (who was also in a gang when she was her age) convinced her to change her ways and quit the gang. Other students still call her a delinquent though, mostly Kyou, because of the way she dresses.
* In ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', a gang of delinquents attempts to mess with Sousuke, first by picking a fight with him and then kidnapping Kaname, only to find they are ''not'' prepared to deal with someone like Sousuke. Though to be fair, there aren't many people that ''are'' prepared to deal with [[NoSocialSkills someone]] [[CrazyPrepared like]] [[ChildSoldier Sousuke]].
* Jirô in ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. The other characters sometimes start talking in delinquent slang while he looks at them with [[SweatDrop a pissed expression]] from the background.
* See Yankumi's students in ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}''. Ironically one of the teachers is a real Yakuza princess, compared to the delinquent students in her class. Being delinquents, most of them are too dense to have figured it out.
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''. If you're not sure what the minor-type is supposed to look like, see the class Onizuka deals with in the first couple of episodes.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'':
** Umezawa starts as this, bullying Ippo alongside his friends. As Ippo becomes better-known as a boxer, [[HeelFaceTurn they stop bullying him and become his friends]], and by the end they graduate from highschool [[CharacterDevelopment Umezawa has fully reformed.]]
** Ippo's fellow boxers Aoki and Kimura were both juvenile delinquents in their backstory, constantly fighting with groups from other schools. Then they got beaten up by Takamura and they stopped being delinquents, instead becoming boxers so that they could defeat Takamura. Well, TRY to defeat him. There's no question that Takamura is leagues above the other two.
* In ''Manga/HelenESP'', Oguri's brother Midou is one, though he ends up reforming.
* Lots of these in ''Manga/{{Holyland}}''.
* ''Manga/MaidSama'''s cast are forced to go on a "rescue mission" (and end up forgetting why they went anyway) only to have the Three Idiots make up with an old ally. They all dress up in delinquent-style clothing for the infiltration.
* Rin's motorcycle gang (and in the manga, the all-female gang led by Miku) in ''Manga/MidoriDays''.
* Episode 17 of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is a spoof of this idea, with Akeno being forced into being a gang leader.
* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'':
** Saki Kawasaki fits in the look: [[HugeSchoolgirl tall girl]] with white[=/=]light purple hair, doesn't use all the official uniform and have the attitude, but she's not a delinquent. [[TheProtagonist Hachiman Hikigaya]] seems her as one at the beginning.
** Also happens with Kakeru Tobe at the beginning of the series, in which rumours said he was a delinquent that made havoc in the neighborhood. Elucidate and clear this is one of the first missions of the Service Club, but the fact his look fits here too, starting for being a red-headed bully, doesn't help him too much. In the end he was just a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* In the comedic HighSchoolAU of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/PetitEva'', Unit-01 is depicted as a yankii, and called "Evancho".
* Ritsu Kasanoda from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is believed to be one due to having [[FaceOfAThug a mean-looking face]] and [[YakuzaPrincess a yakuza father.]] [[GentleGiant He... isn't]]
* The "Bancho Rengoku" (Gang Leader Alliance) attacks Momotsuki Gakuen in episode 13 of ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''. They consisted of a Girl Ninja, A 50-foot man and ''a talking bull.'' There's also the character of Yanki, who dresses like a delinquent but is just a fat, [[{{Gonk}} goofy-looking]] doofus.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has one in the episode "The Bridge Bike Gang", parodying the "Bowzock" gangs of Japan as well as being a PragmaticAdaptation of the Biker trainer class from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. Jessie and James were in a biker gang as kids, though future episodes show that they didn't meet until adulthood.
* Aruma, the protagonist of ''Anime/SacredSeven'' is in a similar situation, although the ''real'' yankees pick on him themselves.
* Some secondary characters in ''Manga/SlamDunk'' are delinquents, in a wide range of positions from street gangs to players in rival teams. As mentioned below, the ''main'' character used to be one of these in the past (and is still feared as such).
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'''s first drama CD shows that Kotetsu Kaburagi toed the line of delinquency as a teenager, although he'll protest. It's not ''his'' fault that his self-prescribed superhero training required skipping classes to beat up street thugs.
* Some minor annoyances in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' are delinquents who are too stupid to stay away from Tomobiki High. [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] [[TheCameo showed up]] in one episode as the school banchou. [[FridgeBrilliance Providing a good reason for the lack of other delinquents there]].
* There is a {{youkai}} in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' named "Roughraff" who is responsible for most of the world's delinquents. He is a reptile looking yokai with a large orange pompadour who wears a sarashi. His evolution is also a delinquent.
-->'''Whisper''': Roughraff preys on teenagers, turning them into youth offenders. We're talking about sassyness, no-good shenanigans, and reckless tomfoolery. Things [[FormerTeenRebel adults]] look back on [[OldShame and regret]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' has a scene where Ford Brody must retrieve his father Joe from a Japanese jail. Before his dad is brought out to him, he sees a delinquent teen being brought into the lobby, whereupon the teen gets fussed at by his parents.

* {{Subverted|trope}} in the case of Kakeru Sunahara of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote''. This trope is how people see him, as he has been arrested for beating up an adult. But it turns out the person in question has been TamperingWithFoodAndDrink. [[spoiler:No longer has that reputation later on in the series as he is more well-known as a YoungEntrepreneur.]] Aya thinks he's a NiceGuy throughout. And no, [[{{Bishonen}} he doesn't even look like one]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** In episode 30 of ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'', Sousuke and Ren get brainwashed into baddies; while Sousuke wears the jacket and pants, Ren goes the 'yankii' route with a Hawaiian shirt.
** A similar example in the previous year's ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', with Ran being turned into a ''sukeban''. [[spoiler:Then they learn that their mentor Miki ''used to be a real one''.]]
** Also, in an episode of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', Ian and Utsusemimaru dress up as delinquents in order to help Souji's LoveInterest hook up with him by getting him to defend her from their advances. Then Amy, who is not in on the act, comes and beats them both up.
** An episode of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' has Dan and Mei act this way after their snow cones are spiked with a potion concocted by Tottopat. They get better.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The {{Mooks}} of the school level in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''.
* Just about everyone in ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom''. Well, except the shop keepers, waiters, children, the old man at the sauna, Roxy, and Ryan. But still!
* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'': A group of them known as the Rudies are the protagonists of the game.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Pangoro is based off one, and is appropriately a Fighting/Dark type. It even has a "coat" like one.
** So are the motorcycle gang people you see in Kanto's Cycling Road and the Sevii Islands subplot (who often use Koffing and Grimer) and Unova's variant, who use Scraggy and Sandile lines.
** The Pokémon Yungoos and Gumshoos have shades of this as well, sporting a permanent scowling face and greased blond hair.
** Unova's Elemental Monkey trio is an interesting case, as their status as this is meant as double-layered symbolism. Grass-type Simisage has the yankii pompadour and foul temperment. Fire-type Simisear is bosozoku as shown by its fingerless glove markings on its hands, the collar of fur on its neck giving it the appearance of wearing a jacket, and its hands reach out to grab invisible handlebars as if it's on a motorcycle. Water-type Simipour is all dolled up like a kogal would be. It's symbolism because the trio is ''also'' meant to represent the MonkeyMoralityPose--wide mouthed Simisage being "Speak No Evil", big eared Simisear being "Hear No Evil" and blind Simipour being "See No Evil". Their delinquent status is meant to show that they ''failed'' this morality; yankiis are foul-mouthed and rude (hence, Simisage failed to speak no evil), bosozoku produce a lot of noise pollution from their motorcycles (hence, Simisear failed to hear no evil) and kogals are vain and only care about their looks (hence, Simipour failed to see no evil).
* The DJ characters from ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}} IIDX'' are depicted this way in the video/overlays for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPQo3iXA7wc FAKE TIME]]" from ''IIDX RED''.
* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', delinquents can be found loitering around the school's incinerator. If Yandere-chan approaches them with a corpse, they will attack her and [[GameOver beat her into a coma]]. If she's just holding a weapon, they'll still fight, but not to 'into a coma' levels. The Head Delinquent, Osoro Shidesu, is also one of the planned romantic rivals. (It's planned at some point to enable Yandere-chan to join the delinquents, with the bonus of being able to intimidate anyone into doing what she asks, at the cost of permanently lowered reputation, but it's currently not implemented.) [[spoiler: Their backstory reveals that they had ones been victims of bullying. After the guidance counselor, Genka Kunahito, refused to do anything about it (because at the time she required concrete proof that they couldn't provide), and after witnessing Osoro beat up a number of bullies by herself, the victims began to emulate Osoro and follow her, becoming the delinquents. Genka regrets her inaction and staked her career on trying to reform the delinquents.]]
** Until April 2018 the alpha builds had a different set of delinquents, however, since their aesthetic was more akin to delinquents in the Eighties rather than modern times, they were replaced with the above. It's planned to bring them back in 1980's Mode.
* Great Baggi in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' and onward is essentially a ''bancho'' in raptor form. The crest on its forehead is a clear nod towards the characteristic pompadour, it is causing others trouble by putting them to sleep with his saliva and commands a group of smaller versions of itself.
* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'': Roughraff is a reptilian yo-kai with a giant orange pompadour wearing a {{sarashi}}. He inspirits well-behaved youths to become delinquents. His evolution Badude carries around a large nail bat and is explicitly a gang leader.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Mondo Oowada/Owada from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is a direct parody of a Japanese delinquent, attending Hope's Peak Academy as the Ultimate Biker Gang Leader. He is hostile, rolls his rs quite often, and has a pompadour to boot.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' features a gang of reoccuring delinquents with pompadours who pop up. In one arc, ''Rika'' intentionally provokes them to [[spoiler:prove that she's "lucky" in this universe]].
* Most of the ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' games sometimes pit you against delinquents during dates, and you'll have to fight them ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' battles-style. When defeated, their Banchou comes to fight you; if you defeat him, [[WorthyOpponent he'll acknowledge you as the new Banchou]] and will make excuses for his underlings' rudeness. In ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', the delinquent gang is fleshed out (but still as secondary characters), with their Banchou revealed as [[spoiler: Kaoru Ichimonji aka the KnightTemplarBigBrother of one of the datable girls (Akane), and the Banchou of the first game]], and having under its order a QuirkyMinibossSquad of 4 members known as the ''[[TheFourGods Four Heaven Kings]]'', all having a specific name, face and personnality, and all [[spoiler: having a role in the aforemented datable girl's storyline]].

!!Examples of major characters

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The casts of the Hiroshi Takahashi mangas ''Manga/{{Crows}}'' and ''Manga/{{Worst}}'' are almost entirely composed of delinquents, specifically Harumichi Bouya and Tsukishima Hana, the respective protagonists. The opponents they encounter can be divided into two distinct groups: Rivals (delinquents who respect the codes of honor and companionship in high school gang warfare) and Bad Guys (jerks).
* Itsuki "Ikki" Minami from ''Manga/AirGear''.
* Tetsuo Shima and Shotaro Kaneda in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', plus the rest of the Capsules (Kaisuke, Yamagata, etc.) are a violent motorcycle gang. They're attending a reform school, but its goal of turning them into productive members of society seems to be failing -- badly. And yes, back in the '80s criminal rebellious bikers in Japan apparently had side-parted hair and wore pink polo shirts.
* The main cast in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu''. The [[FaceOfAThug scariest looking]] of the bunch, however is a MessianicArchetype, and manages to mellow them all down. (Kuroda and Ogisu remain totally useless people, so they do not count). [[strike: Most]]All of the guidance counsellors too.
* Joe Yabuki from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. He's a subversion, thought: he starts the story as a homeless StreetUrchin and has never even been in a school. ([[BookDumb Which bites him in the ass later.]])
* England from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was said to be quite the delinquent as a teen, something which he fervently denies due to his current status as a (self-proclaimed) gentleman. This is also touched in [[HighSchoolAU Gakuen Hetalia]] where in England's official bio it mentions how he had been given such a reputation in the past.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Sakaki is mistaken for one of these: A HugeSchoolgirl + [[TheStoic totally inexpressive]] + unusually skilled athlete + [[CatsAreMean Kamineko hurts her hand]] = everyone assuming she's a Delinquent who loves picking fights for quite a few episodes of the series. During the school athletic festival, she and Kagura even hung a lampshade on it by dressing up as delinquents... ''boy'' delinquents, but delinquents nonetheless.
** Parodied when Chiyo-chan and company dressed up as delinquents during the Sports Festival.
** Also parodied during Kaorin's ''hatsuyume'' (the first dream of the new year), when all of the girls (except Sakaki) are wearing face masks and long skirts, implying gang membership. Then Sakaki rides in on a white horse, knocks them down, and sweeps Kaorin away. Kaorin was quite disappointed to wake up just then.
* ''Be-Bop Highschool'' has the two laid-back main characters.
* Each and every student of Ishiyama High in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. The main character himself is the top delinquent, who rules the entire institution. It's questionable how the school qualifies ''as'' a school seeing as it's basically gang headquarters for all the delinquents in the general vicinity, while the only faculty employees on campus are the principal (who doubles as the janitor) and the lunch lady, while the school building has gotten destroyed twice already. And theirs isn't the only delinquent school in the area!
* Rantaro from ''Anime/BeybladeBurst'' has the looks and brash personality. He has a blond pompadour, wears his gakuran open and as a cape (despite the fact that his school doesn't even use uniforms), near permanently keeps a lollipop in his mouth, and has a bandage on his nose.
* Ichigo Kurosaki in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Subverted as most of the fights Ichigo got into were people picking fights with ''him'', often because of his hair, which is naturally strawberry blond. ''He'' himself hates being seen as such.
* Kodaka, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'', is mistaken for one by his peers due to his naturally-blond hair and ostracized as a result; his reputation is shown to have some benefits as well, however, which he doesn't mind exploiting.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' has Kouki act like this as a teenager, even dyeing his hair and having a delinquient girlfriend. Rin is not impressed by this.
* Takane from ''Anime/BurstAngel'' is at the same time a reformed Delinquent, a [[BadassLongcoat Badass Longseifuku]], and TheIdiotFromOsaka.
* For the first half, ''Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon'' plays like an old-school delinquent manga with the lead embodying the demeanor in class.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Level 0 street gangs known collectively as "Skill-Out" are depicted in this manner. One of the three protagonists, Shiage Hamazura, is a former Skill-Out member. Indeed he was rather highly placed, being second-in-command of one of the largest gangs in the city. Kuroko's senior officer in Judgement, Mii Konori, is also a former Skill-Out, although the particular gang she belonged to was a rather benign one that didn't commit crimes.
* ''Chameleon'' is all about the main character wanting to be Japan's biggest bancho.
* ''Manga/CheekyAngel''
** Genzo Souga.
** Half of the extras. The entertainment value of the show went down every time they showed up, too.
* Tsunoda in ''Anime/ChouKuseNiNarisou''.
* Tomoya Okazaki and Youhei Sunohara in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' are known as these, due to their tendency to skip classes. Sunohara's tendencies to pick a fight and be naughty [[ButtMonkey (but always fails)]] doesn't help. However, the ''real'' delinquent would be Sakagami Tomoyo, who actually became (in)famous for it. By the time the story starts, she renounces her delinquency to be eligible to become the StudentCouncilPresident.
* Pretty much everybody in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' is a delinquent, although they split their time equally between having [[SeinfeldianConversation odd conversations]] and fighting rival schools.
* Joe Shimamura's original backstory in ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' had him and his friends as one of these. It's {{bowdlerized}} in the new series, where they are {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s instead.
* ''Manga/DelinquentInDrag'' somewhat parodies this, but all the main characters fit.
* [[IdiotHero Masaru Daimon]] of ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' is a ''banchou'' and a street fighter, and it really shows[[note]]the dub {{Bowdlerise}}d this into him being a loosely-defined "ultimate fighter"[[/note]]. He actually needs to ''punch'' a Digimon to trigger his [=DigiSoul=], and more often than not his punches do more damage than any of the ally Digimon. Meanwhile, [=BanchouLeomon=] is pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a humanoid lion themed after a ''banchou''; however, he instead fills a [[TheMentor mentor]] role.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** [[spoiler: Kida Masaomi,]] ex-leader of the Yellow Scarves, [[spoiler: Ryuugamine Mikado,]] current leader of the Dollars, and Heiwajima Shizuo, when he was in high school, although that wasn't entirely by choice but just all those [[HairTriggerTemper myriad Berserk Buttons flooding to the surface.]]
** Many of the characters here are members of the Dollars, who aren't your usual delinquents since most of them are regular people who joined for kicks. There's another gang of note who are really the only one from the show that really qualifies, the Yellow Scarves, which used to be in power some time ago. Izaya seems to put down [[EvilWeapon Saika's]] [[TheVirus children]] as another faction that has infiltrated the other two.
* ''Manga/Eyeshield21'' also has Jumonji, Kuroki, and Togano (the "Ha-Ha" Brothers, from habit of [[CatchPhrase going "Hah?" in sequence when confused]]), three punks who initially pick on Sena, but end up getting recruited as linemen for the Devil Bats and becoming his friends.
* Arisa Uotani (and in her teenage years, Honda Tohru's mother, Kyoko) in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Kyouko's case in special in that she actually used to be a ''legendary'' delinquent known as the "Red Butterfly" due to the trail left by her red bike, and Arisa used to idolize her... too bad this coupled with Kyouko being a badly-abused BrokenBird., and her delinquent behavior was an outlet for her inner pain.
* ''Gang King'' has basically every male as a delinquent in gangs, etc.
* Eikichi Onizuka himself, and many others, in ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'':
** Mamoru Takamura. Even in the ring, he rocks the pompadour and has the extreme JerkAss personality to match. He started boxing in order to keep out of trouble and it took him far. Also, Takuya Kimura and Masaru Aoki, though they had to reconsider their delinquent status once they ran into the force of nature that is Takamura.
** Takeshi Sendoh and Ryuuhei Sawamura as well. In Sendoh's backstory, we learn that he actually became a delinquent and gang-leader in order to ''[[BullyHunter protect]]'' his classmates.
* ''Hana no Asuka-gumi'' is a wildly popular shoujo variation of this trope.
* The main character in ''Manga/HareluyaIIBoy'' may count as one and he and his group run into a number of these.
* Katsuya Kimura from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Waaay older than he should be for a fifth-grader, smokes, often associates with less than savory elements, openly lusts for [[GagBoobs Miki]], and often the root of [[TooDumbToLive serious trouble]] for Nube and his classmates. Then again, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold that would put his life on the line for [[TrueCompanions his friends]], loves animals, is very kind when you get to know him, and is [[BigBrotherInstinct unbelievably protective]] of his little sister Manami.
* ''Anime/IdolDensetsuEriko'': Eriko's sempai Yasuko is the archetypal "tough girl", who likes [[ActionGirl fighting]] and [[BikerBabe motorbikes]], and is mentioned to have been expelled from school. She's on Eriko's side come what may, though.
* Tobitaka Seiya in ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' is the formerly leader of a gang of delinquents, who was known as "Tobi the Kicker" due to his excessive use of legs in fights. [[CoolOldGuy Coach Hibiki]] (who was a delinquent himself in his youth) sees potential in him and suggests him to play soccer, something his kicks would be useful for.
* Airs Blue from ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'', a gang leader who gets his hands on the only gun on the Ryvius.
* Keisuke Takahashi in ''Manga/InitialD'' used to run a delinquent gang when he was younger, before he started street racing professionally with his brother. It pays dividends in Fourth Stage when a rival racing team hires a bosozoku gang to attack Project D [[SoreLoser for beating them fairly]]; as it turns out, the gang's leader was one of Keisuke's former subordinates, and he does ''not'' appreciate being hired to beat on his former aniki.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Honorable mention: Kagome's trio of friends at school interpret her evasive descriptions of Inu-Yasha as describing a ''yankii'' boyfriend.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Subverted with Jotaro, Josuke, and Okuyasu. Jotaro may be a self-proclaimed punk with his highly unorthodox school uniform and rude attitude, but he's well-read and doesn't try to deliberately cause trouble. Josuke and Okuyasu on the other hand may look like stereotypical Japanese delinquents with their pompadours and customized school uniforms, but they're pretty friendly and respectful to others. In fact, Josuke himself gets bullied by actual Japanese delinquents in his first chapter.
** Jotaro's daughter, Jolyne, was a delinquent in her teens, but she had straightened herself out before her story begins.
* ''LightNovel/KagerouDaze'': Invoked (but subverted) by the main cast, since they're a gang. Kido especially tries to create this image to appear tough (one pant-leg rolled up to the knee, hood always up, high collar hiding bottom half of her face) and make her gang look cool, but in reality she's actually very friendly, and quite shy. The rest of the gang have minor design details that indicate this kind of image (for example, [[DelinquentHair Momo's two-tone bleached hair]]), but they don't really do much that would indicate delinquent behavior (Kano's ConsummateLiar tendencies not-withstanding).
* Hayato Gokudera in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' Kyouya Hibari and his followers, though they are also the Disciplinary Committee and are delinquent only in the name of their school which Hibari really, really loves. Ironic much?
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Ryuko Matoi admitted she started to pick fights when she very young, and became a full-blown delinquent by her first year in high school. One of her adversaries, Uzu Sanageyama used to be one in his middle school days. Mako's uniform as president of the Fight Club, meanwhile, evokes this, consisting of a CoatCape, [[ChainPain chains]], [[BatterUp a nailed bat]], brass knuckles and a clover straw to chew on.
* Madoka Ayukawa in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' is an ex-sukeban, and she's still feared and hated due to the bad fame she acquired. In the first episode she takes on and defeats five male delinquents. In a {{filler}} one she has to face a bunch of other girl delinquents who think she has messed around with their leaderess, and [[KickTheDog beat up Hikaru as revenge]]. [[spoiler:It's a misunderstanding, and said leaderess is ''very'' angry when she finds out.]]
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin In case the title didn't make it clear]], ''Manga/KongohBancho'''s main character (and nearly the entire cast) are delinquents.
* Almost the entire cast (both main characters, minor characters and even one-shot characters) of ''Manga/KyouKaraOreWa'', as the protagonist is one and tends to interact mainly with other delinquents.
* Hatori from ''Manga/{{Life}}''. She's not in a gang, and she doesn't fight people, but she has quite the reputation. Most of it is just rumor though.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has Hallie Tribeca, one of Vivio and Einhart's rivals in the [[TournamentArc Inter-Middle Tournament]] and the leader of a small gang of female delinquents.
** ''Anime/VividStrike'': TheProtagonist, Fuka Reventon is frequently gets into scraps with entire gangs due to her violent temper and subsequently gets into trouble with the police. As a loner orphan, this did not help her living conditions as she's been kicked out from various jobs and from her orphanage due to all the trouble she causes.
* Yuuichi from ''Anime/MaiHime'' (both the anime and manga, although the circumstances are different in each) used to be a delinquent until he ran into Shiho, who helped him overcome those tendencies and has looked up to him as a "[[BigBrotherWorship big brother figure]]" ever since.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'''s Boss is a classic anime example.
* ''Metsuko ni Yoroshiku'' has Akiko and her two friends Yuzu and Kaoru (though Kaoru never takes part in their activities, she just kind of hangs out with them). By the time of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'', they've all become {{Former Teen Rebel}}s. Hilariously, while Kaoru does have bleached hair, she only started doing so after she got married.
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'':
** Seiji Sawamura; sure, he gets into fights, argues with teachers, and does horribly in classes, but if you so much as touch one of the students of HIS school, he will punch you through your car.
** And his sister's way tougher than him.
* Haruka Minami from ''Manga/MinamiKe'' apparently had a history of delinquency as many characters speak of her having been a 'legendary' ''banchou''. She spends most of her screentime being a [[NiceGirl nice]] MsFanservice, but the [[BewareTheNiceOnes heavy handed way she solves a few problems]] hints that the rumors might be true.
* ''Manga/MobPsycho100'':
** Onigawara Tenga is very much a classic example, right down to his massive pompadour. As the leader of Salt Middle School's delinquent gang, his actions (and their consequences) have large impacts between the start of the Teruki Arc and the start of the Claw Arc.
** [[TheRival Teruki Hanazawa]] also starts as the ''Urabanchou'' (Hidden Leader) of Black Vinegar Middle School's delinquents before being humiliated by Mob during one of his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide blackouts]]. Mob himself doesn't really count, though the Salt Mid gang proclaims him as their own ''Urabanchou'' under the title of "White T Poison" after said blackout.
* Naruto Uzumaki from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' starts this way at the beginning of the series. He even gets the standard ''yankii'' uniform during the HighSchoolAU ending credits (and the ''Anime/ShippuKonohaGakuenDen'' special that was inspired by it) and wants to be in the yakuza.
* The cast of ''Manga/OresamaTeacher'' is full of them. Pretty much everyone either used to be a delinquent, is a delinquent or is trying to quit being a delinquent. The internal {{justifi|edtrope}}cation being, although being an ElaborateUniversityHigh, Midori ga Oka has a serious enrollment issue. As a result, it accepts nearly any transfee, a lot of them being previously expelled due to this trope.
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' has Kanji. See under the Video Game folder.
* According to the "The Bridge Bike Gang" episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Jessie and James were delinquents as teenagers before becoming Team Rocket (which is {{yakuza}} inspired) members as adults.
* Jin Akutsu from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* Kyoko Sakura in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is one of these [[spoiler: by way of PaterFamilicide]]. She's very violent and abrasive, ties her hair with a bandana, and wanders the city stealing food and money to sustain herself while leaving weak people to die and generally causing commotion. [[spoiler: Yet she turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, true to this trope.]]
* Nearly everyone in ''Manga/RokudenashiBlues'' is a delinquent, although the main characters try not to pick fights.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** In an episode of the anime, after Tsukune had been kidnapped by a gang of delinquents (''monster'' delinquents, at that), the main group of girls dresses up as stereotypical high school delinquents to fight the gangsters and save him (though that was more for show than anything else, since it was an idea from resident cosplay fetishist Ruby).
** In the first manga, however, the deliquent gang called Anti-thesis served the main antagonistic group. The Committee of Public Security did count as well, acting like the mafia. [[spoiler:The former group was founded by Kiria Hoshi who used it to spy on the Yokai Gakuen for Fairy Tale, the main antagonistic group of the whole series. Both leaders of the two said groups, Kuyou and Hokuto, joined Fairy Tale later on.]]
* Sanosuke Sagara in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Though not a school student, he fits in every other respect.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) was originally conceived of as a smoker and sukeban leader in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', but in the final published version, the character just kept the pseudo-yankii design of a long skirt and curly hair. This and her unusual height and strength makes people assume she's a delinquent, but in fact she [[TransferStudentUniforms keeps the long skirt from her old school]] because there wasn't [[HugeSchoolgirl anything in her size]], and her curly hair is natural.
* ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' has a whole class of Japanese Delinquents trained to hone their honor and friendship with each other to the point where you can't call them "delinquents" anymore.
* Kenji Harima from ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' fits as one of the major-character type, complete with getting into fights, riding a big bike, and wearing an open jacket.
* Ryu from ''Manga/ShamanKing''.
* Haine from ''Manga/ShinshiDoumeiCross'' spent years as a delinquent, complete with blond hair.
* ''Shounan Bakusozoku'' (a.k.a. ''Bomber Bikers of Shonan'') is one of the most popular entries into the Delinquent genre (in Asia anyway). Its premise is a parody of the trope (Eguchi isn't only the leader of the Biker gang but also of the school's handicraft club), but the series plays it straight quite often.
* Himeko from ''Manga/SketDance'' was one at first, but she changed.
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'':
** Hanamichi Sakuragi before join in the basketball club. His gang also.
** Mitsui becomes this after leaving the team, while DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife. After his [[HeelFaceTurn conversion]] his fellows became supporters of the basketball team.
* Saki Asamiya from the anime and live-action versions of ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.
* Souichirou Nagi, Bob Makihara, and Bunshichi Tawara in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''.
* ''Manga/TonoToIssho'': Maeda Keiji, as the narrator likes to remind us, would be considered one nowadays. Which means that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who rescues stray kittens.
* Ryuuji, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', is similarly feared by most other students due to his intimidating face (the white part of his eyes is unusually large), which he inherited from his father - a violent yakuza.
* ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' is a parody of the Delinquent genre, set in Japan's worst school. The school's leader, Hinako, is the school's prettiest (and cleanest) girl and the teacher that's supposed to straight them up turns out to be the biggest bully of them all.
* The main villain, Duo Haguro, of ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'' is supposedly a yakuza (or at least a yakuza heir), but due to his age and status as a high-schooler fits many aspects of this trope. His student underlings and his girlfriend Ryuuko Kounuma also qualify.
* The entire main cast of ''Yankee-Kun to Megane-Chan'' (''Manga/FlunkPunkRumble'' in English translation) is made up of people who are, used to be, or everyone is convinced are delinquents.
* ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' has several, most prominently the female lead, Reina Ryuuzaki, as well as some of her old delinquent friends and rivals as minor characters. The title of the manga is even a {{pun|BasedTitle}} on Reina's nature as Manabu Tanaka's yankee but dere dere girlfriend (rather than her going {{yandere}}).
** ''Manga/{{Onidere}}'' is very similar to ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' in this regard, with a delinquent female lead and her gang friends as secondary characters.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Joey Wheeler/Katsuya Jounouchi from ''Anime/YuGiOh'', before the show begins.
** Also, in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma's Gagaga Monsters are based on the concept. (They seem friendlier than most, however.)
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Yusuke Urameshi.
** Kazuma Kuwabara fits the trope even better than Yusuke, since not only is he a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but he has an open jacket, wears a "{{Sarashi}}", and has a bright red pompadour.
** Also Asato Kido and Mitsunari Yanagisawa, two of the three relatively minor characters Genkai recruits for a SecretTestOfCharacter and the story arc that follows. They don't have a very big part, but they ''do'' show up in the background for the entire arc.
* ''Manga/HarlemBeat'': Kiriko, Kosuke, Sawamura love to smoke, gamble and skip school. And then there's the Kyan team.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Ichiko from ''Shimotsuma Monogatari'' (released in the US as ''Kamikaze Girls'').
* Most of the cast from ''Film/CrowsZero'' and ''Film/CrowsZero2'' (both loose adaptations by Takashi Miike of the manga ''Manga/{{Crows}}'')
* Many "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_film pink movies]]" from the '70s featured gang girls for titillation: ''Sukeban Guerrilla'', ''Girl Boss Sukeban'' and the ''Stray Cat Rock'' series are some representative titles.
* ''Film/TheWarpedOnes'': An aspiring gang member, his buddy the rapist, and his girlfriend the prostitute.
* Most of the cast from ''Volcano High School'', which is basically [[JackTheRipoff a live-action of]] ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''.
* ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'' sees ComicBook/{{Katana}} wear a modified version of her ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' outfit that evoke the bosozoku variety, wearing an open shirt with a {{sarashi}} covering her breasts.
* ''Film/CruelStoryOfYouth'': Kiyoshi is supposed to be a student but he's really a petty criminal hoodlum. He rapes Makoto, also a student. After she falls in love with him, he employs her in a scheme where she attracts wealthy older men, only for Kiyoshi to beat and rob them.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* NewTransferStudent Nao from season 6 of ''3-Nen B-Gumi Series/KinpachiSensei'' is mistaken for a delinquent when he's actually a transgender boy, thus explaining his long skirt.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** Gentaro Kisaragi of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is ostensibly a LighterAndSofter take on this trope, as he doesn't belong to a gang and is actually a very friendly guy. He more than fills the "[[AnimeHair ridiculous hair]]" and "good at fighting" requirements, though.
** In ''Film/KamenRiderTheNext,'' [[TheHero Takeshi Hongo]] has an ''epically'' rowdy class that would fit right in in any SaveOurStudents film. They get less rowdy when they see him [[spoiler:stopping cars and motorcycles with his bare hands, ''unsuited'']]. Now ''that'll'' ScareEmStraight.
* Most of the main and supporting characters in ''Series/MajisukaGakuen'' are female ''yankii'' (except in season 3).

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Dump Matsumoto and the Atrocious Alliance from Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling in the '80s, who were massively over as heels by being the exact kind of bullies that the target audience of schoolgirls were likely to know in real life.
* After team no respect set out to destroy the legacy of Hayabusa in [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], including but not limited to actually banning the Hayabusa [[TheGimmick gimmick]], he eventually became the delinquent known as [[OneLetterName H]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* "Banchou" from ''VideoGame/GateKeepers''. Subverted in that he looks and talks like a delinquent but acts more like a LoveFreak.
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'':
** Daigo Kazama, Eiji "Edge" Yamada and Gan Isurugi. Of course, the school they attend is [[PlanetOfHats nothing]] ''[[PlanetOfHats but]]'' [[PlanetOfHats deliquents]].
** In the sequel ''Project Justice'', they're joined by female delinquent Aoi "Zaki" Himezaki and her all-female gang, the Ladies Team. The two gangs even face off against each other in the game's story mode, as illustrated above.
** Without being one of them, [[TheProtagonist Batsu Ichimonji]] also fits here, mostly because of his HotBlooded attitude and his cross-like scar on the forehead.
* Eri Kasamoto, debuted in ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 2'', is one. Her background as a street kid and her tough personality, as well as being from Japan, justifies this trope.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
** Yukino from the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' is a reformed one. Still wears the long skirt though.
** ''VideoGame/Persona4'':
*** Kanji Tatsumi. Bleached hair? Check. Piercings? Check. Scar on the forehead? Check. Wears uniform inappropriately? Check. Foul-mouthed? Check. [[RealMenWearPink Likes to knit]] and could possibly be [[AmbiguouslyGay ga...]] [[BerserkButton What the hell?!]] In the epilogue for ''Golden'', [[spoiler:he's taken out his piercings, styled his now-black hair in a corporate haircut, and wears a plain white button-down though]].
*** The main character's Persona Izanagi was intentionally designed to look like one, in keeping with his role as the party's leader. In the fighting game ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', the [[LargeHam announcer]] explicitly refer to him as a delinquent (as well as a [[BigBrotherInstinct Siscon]]).
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Your high school's local "problem kid", Ryuji Sakamoto, has brightly-dyed hair, punkish attire, rough speech patterns, and preference for blunt weapons. As the quotation marks may imply, he's just seen as a problem kid because of adults painting him as one for having a violent argument against Coach Kamoshida when the latter treated him like trash on the track team. However, Ryuji happily enjoys being seen as such once he becomes part of the Phantom Thieves, though he wishes to fix everything that went wrong in his life.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' where Raspberyl is a ''demon'' delinquent. Oh, she's rebelling against the ideals of the [[CardCarryingVillain School of Evil]] culture alright. By wearing proper clothing, going to class, abiding by a curfew that she made herself, and donating blood whenever she can. She's a nice girl herself, but pissing off everyone else ''does'' make it fun. The other students do genuinely appreciate her tendency to bail them out of trouble, though.
* Riki and Kunio (Ryan and Alex) from the ''VideoGame/KunioKun'' series. The third stage of ''Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun'' had Kunio fighting a sukeban gang.
* Masamune Date and his men from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. Think Sengoku Era biker gang.
* ''VideoGame/KenkaBancho'' is a series of video games for the [=PS2=] and PSP where you get to play a delinquent.
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 3'': Masanori Fukushima, despite living in the Sengoku era, sports a pompadour hairdo and has delinquent-esque mannerisms.
* Akira, from the near-future chapter of ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', is the very image of a delinquent. He even slouches.
* Michiru Hanaten in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 2nd Original Generation]]'' is just a typical Japanese Delinquent who wants to become the number one in Japan. He also becomes [[spoiler: the pilot of the newest machine of the series: the G-Bankaran.]] [[GameBreaker The rest]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse is history.]]
* Daidouji from ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' is notable for being explicitly based on this trope while not actually being one. Her Ninja Turnover outfit is based on the "bancho" character type, and is nearly identical to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro Kujo]], down to the [[NiceHat frayed hat]]. Her normal school outfit resembles sukeban, especially [[Franchise/SailorMoon Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter)'s]] outfit.
* In ''VideoGame/AggressorsOfDarkKombat'' there're [[TheProtagonist Joe Kusanagi]] and [[TheRival Goh Kidokoro]], a yankii and a bosozoku respectively. Also both of them are [[TheLeader The Bancho]] of their gangs.
* Makiko Date from ''VideoGame/DigimonStoryCyberSleuth'' has the mannerisms and talks like a typical Japanese delinquent, which is strange since she's a detective with the police department.
* The villain team from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''', Team Skull, is a mish-mash of this and [[GangBangers American Street gangs]]. They have quite a few hallmarks of the ''yankii'' subculture, such as bandanas, face masks, DelinquentHair, excessive jewelry and tattoos.
* Delinquents and similar street thugs are often-encountered mooks in the ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' series. A sidequest in ''Videogame/Yakuza0'' deals with a delinquent-themed rock band whose members are actually rather mild individuals who ask Kiryu to teach them how to act like tough guys.
* Osoru Shidesu, the leader of the delinquents mentioned above in the ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' example, is planned to be one of the rivals Yandere-chan must get rid of to get Senpai. Not much is known about her at this time, other than a rumor that she beat up at least ten bullies, possibly more, by herself, and that she'll be suspended from school for a serious infraction until the week she needs to be eliminated. [[spoiler:The Delinquent backstory video hints that she was suspended not so much for a serious infraction but to separate her from the other delinquents, whom Genka hopes to reform.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Mondo Oowada from ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}''. He's known as the Super High-School Level Gang Leader due to leading the largest motorcycle gang in Japan, the ''Crazy Diamonds''.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Gang Leader-senpai from ''WebAnimation/SenpaiClub'' is one of these. Apparently he's been this way all his life because the ending theme shows him ten years ago as a delinquent looking little boy with a {{sarashi}} on. [[spoiler:Gang Leader-senpai apparently has a yellow smiley face tattoo on his shoulder that really kills his image, though he likes it apparently.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Yankii J of ''WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis'' was one of these that started as a DropInCharacter, but later became Creator/JewWario's roommate. Both he and his friend WebVideo/PsychOtaku claim to be alumni of the school in ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'', mentioned above. Specifically, Yankii J claims to be J himself.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Japanese singer Nanase Aikawa is known for being a former sukeban. Her music was/is popular with bosozoku.
* The members of the band Blankey Jet City were bosozoku in their youth.
* VisualKei was ''born'' from bosozoku and yankii in TheEighties, when both preferred HardRock / HeavyMetal / PunkRock. Atsushi Sakurai of Music/BuckTick was a yankii. Music/XJapan in 1987-92 was more than half bosozoku - Yoshiki, Toshi, and Taiji were ''all'' bosozoku, with hide and Pata not being so but easily falling in. As a result, ''many'' of the first round of signings for both Creator/ExtasyRecords and Creator/FreeWillRecords were ''very'' heavy on ex or current bosozoku or yankii, and at least one band - the Extasy signed Music/TokyoYankees - was not only entirely made up of yankii but a ShoutOut to the subculture. While rap and hip-hop are now preferred among many active younger bosozoku and yankii (and Visual Kei became far less connected to them through the late TheNineties), that was how the style and scene originated.
** Kishidan is a japanese group which uses bosozoku/yankii aesthetics as part of them, included the use of motorcycles and weapons from bosozoku as well from GreaserDelinquents. Most of his songs are referred to bosozoku themes, as well songs to cheer up. Their songs are used in ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' games and in one ending of ''Anime/NarutoShippuden''.
** Lead singer Daishi from Music/PsychoLeCemu in various of their videoclips uses this attire and personality, especially in the songs ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTPJ9FSu27A Yume Kazaguruma]]'' where the band members are dressed as various japanese stereotypes being Daishi the bosozoku, and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxcScXhmT9A Love is Dead]] where he appears as a yankii (a ShoutOut of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro Kujo]].)
* Japanese comedians Masaki Sata and Kiyoto Omizo, known as the Bad Boys, are former biker gang members, with Sata leading a large group in Fukuoka. Though he now sports a mohawk, Sata previously had a large pompadour. The duo often dress in yankee fashion while performing.