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* 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. [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter Bokken]] are iconic delinquent weapons, often usually held by leader figures, or sometimes heroic examples to denote an aura nobility and honor.

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* 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. [[ChainPain Chains]] and knuckle dusters are popular as well, and FightingWithChucks or using other martial arts weapons is not unheard of. [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter Bokken]] Bokken and shinai]] are iconic delinquent weapons, often usually held by leader figures, or sometimes heroic examples to denote an aura nobility and honor.
honor. In ''extreme'' cases, a delinquent may even wield a ''real'' katana outside of school grounds, but this is usually reserved for the most vicious characters or the most comedic exaggerations.



Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you would 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, though most of their brawling boils down to GoodOldFisticuffs. If they are trained practitioners themselves, they will be invariably of the ArrogantKungFuGuy type and will harass any fighting character they see as not as tough than them. Villainous examples and mooks are more likely to rely on numbers and weaponry than protagonist delinquents, who often fight unarmed and man-to-man or outnumbered, but even a "good" delinquent tends to [[CombatPragmatist fight dirty]].

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Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you would 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, though most of their brawling boils down to GoodOldFisticuffs. If they are trained practitioners themselves, they will be invariably of the ArrogantKungFuGuy type and will harass any fighting character they see as not as tough than them. Villainous examples examples and mooks are more likely to rely on numbers and weaponry than protagonist delinquents, who often fight unarmed and man-to-man or outnumbered, but even a "good" delinquent tends to [[CombatPragmatist fight dirty]].



Unlike street gangs, Japanese delinquents tend to focus less on profitable crime (in fiction, at least) and more on delinquency as a lifestyle. Loitering, vandalizing and brawling serve as a pastime as much as an act of rebellion, though shoplifting and shaking down the meek are not unheard of. When conflicts between delinquents occur, they tend either to be unarmed duels over matters of hierarchy or honor, or fullscale rumbles between rival groups. Gang affiliation is typically based on what school you attend, rather than a voluntary enlistment, and turf wars usually break out over toughs from an outsider school showing their faces or making a scene in an arcade or shopping district within a local school's region. Occasionally, resident delinquents may challenge thugs from a rival school for [[HypocriticalHeartwarming bullying or mugging classmates they would themselves bully or mug]], as a matter of pride.

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Unlike street gangs, Japanese delinquents tend to focus less on profitable crime (in fiction, at least) and more on delinquency as a lifestyle. Loitering, vandalizing and brawling serve as a pastime as much as an act of rebellion, though shoplifting and shaking down the meek are not unheard of. When conflicts between delinquents occur, they tend either to be unarmed duels over matters of hierarchy or honor, or fullscale rumbles between rival groups. Gang affiliation is typically based on what school you attend, rather than a voluntary enlistment, and turf wars usually break out over toughs from an outsider school showing their faces or making a scene in an arcade or shopping district within a local school's region. Occasionally, resident delinquents may challenge challenge thugs from a rival school for [[HypocriticalHeartwarming bullying or mugging classmates they would themselves bully or mug]], as a matter of pride.


* 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. [[WoodenKatanaAreEvenBetter Bokken]] are iconic delinquent weapons, often usually held by leader figures, or sometimes heroic examples to denote an aura nobility and honor.

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* 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. [[WoodenKatanaAreEvenBetter [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter Bokken]] are iconic delinquent weapons, often usually held by leader figures, or sometimes heroic examples to denote an aura nobility and honor.



Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you would 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, though most of their brawling boils down to GoodOldFisticuffs. If they are trained practitioners themselves, they will be invariably of the ArrogantKungFuGuy type and will harass any fighting character they see as not as tough than them. Villainous examples and mooks are more likely to rely on numbers and weaponry than protagonist delinquents, who often fight unarmed and man-to-man or outnumbered, but even a "good" delinquent tends to [[CombatPragmatist fight dirty]].

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Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you would 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, though most of their brawling boils down to GoodOldFisticuffs. If they are trained practitioners themselves, they will be invariably of the ArrogantKungFuGuy type and will harass any fighting character they see as not as tough than them. Villainous examples examples and mooks are more likely to rely on numbers and weaponry than protagonist delinquents, who often fight unarmed and man-to-man or outnumbered, but even a "good" delinquent tends to [[CombatPragmatist fight dirty]].



Unlike street gangs, Japanese delinquents tend to focus less on profitable crime (in fiction, at least) and more on delinquency as a lifestyle. loitering, vandalizing and brawling serve as a pastime as much as an act of rebellion, though shoplifting and shaking down the meek are not unheard of. When conflicts between delinquents occur, they tend either to be unarmed duels over matters of hierarchy or honor, or fullscale rumbles between rival groups. Gang affiliation is typically based on what school you attend, rather than a voluntary enlistment, and turf wars usually break out over toughs from an outsider school showing their faces or making a scene in an arcade or shopping district within a local school's region. Occasionally, resident delinquents may challenge thugs from a rival school for [[HypocriticalHeartwarming bullying or mugging classmates they would themselves bully or mug]], as a matter of pride.

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Unlike street gangs, Japanese delinquents tend to focus less on profitable crime (in fiction, at least) and more on delinquency as a lifestyle. loitering, Loitering, vandalizing and brawling serve as a pastime as much as an act of rebellion, though shoplifting and shaking down the meek are not unheard of. When conflicts between delinquents occur, they tend either to be unarmed duels over matters of hierarchy or honor, or fullscale rumbles between rival groups. Gang affiliation is typically based on what school you attend, rather than a voluntary enlistment, and turf wars usually break out over toughs from an outsider school showing their faces or making a scene in an arcade or shopping district within a local school's region. Occasionally, resident delinquents may challenge challenge thugs from a rival school for [[HypocriticalHeartwarming bullying or mugging classmates they would themselves bully or mug]], as a matter of pride.


* 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.

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* 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.
Japan. [[WoodenKatanaAreEvenBetter Bokken]] are iconic delinquent weapons, often usually held by leader figures, or sometimes heroic examples to denote an aura nobility and honor.



Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you would 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 not as tough than them.

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Their behaviour is a general blend of everything you would 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. fighting, though most of their brawling boils down to GoodOldFisticuffs. If they are trained practitioners themselves, they will be invariably of the ArrogantKungFuGuy type and will harass any fighting character they see as not as tough than them.
them. Villainous examples and mooks are more likely to rely on numbers and weaponry than protagonist delinquents, who often fight unarmed and man-to-man or outnumbered, but even a "good" delinquent tends to [[CombatPragmatist fight dirty]].


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Unlike street gangs, Japanese delinquents tend to focus less on profitable crime (in fiction, at least) and more on delinquency as a lifestyle. loitering, vandalizing and brawling serve as a pastime as much as an act of rebellion, though shoplifting and shaking down the meek are not unheard of. When conflicts between delinquents occur, they tend either to be unarmed duels over matters of hierarchy or honor, or fullscale rumbles between rival groups. Gang affiliation is typically based on what school you attend, rather than a voluntary enlistment, and turf wars usually break out over toughs from an outsider school showing their faces or making a scene in an arcade or shopping district within a local school's region. Occasionally, resident delinquents may challenge thugs from a rival school for [[HypocriticalHeartwarming bullying or mugging classmates they would themselves bully or mug]], as a matter of pride.


* 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.

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* Mondo Oowada/Owada from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' 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.



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* 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''.
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** 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''.

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** Kishidan is a japanese 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''.


* 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.

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* 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., BrokenBird, and her delinquent behavior was an outlet for her inner pain.


* In ''VideoGame/SlapCity'', Ittle dew changes her appearance to this in her Delinquent skin. This skin also subtly changes her weapons. Her wooden stick becomes a baseball bat, and the ice ring becomes a brass knuckle.

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* In ''VideoGame/SlapCity'', Ittle dew Dew changes her appearance to this in her Delinquent skin.skin (first appeared in ''VideoGame/IttleDew2''). This skin also subtly changes her weapons. Her wooden stick becomes a baseball bat, and the ice ring becomes a brass knuckle.


* ''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.

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* ''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. Ichigo is often frequently assumed to be one because of his orange hair and bad attitude.



* Episode 17 of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is a spoof of this idea, with Akeno being forced into being a gang leader.

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* Episode 17 of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' is a spoof of this idea, with Akeno being forced into being a gang leader. Sun's idea of an ideal man is also a stereotypical ''bancho''.

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* In ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'', Kuro used to be one before joining Yumenosaki, having been in a gang. He tried to leave that scene in order to protect [[BigBrotherInstinct his younger sister]], but he still has the look (dyed red hair pushed back, earrings, and the FaceOfAThug) and the speech pattern and so is often perceived as one. Souma is also sometimes mistaken for a delinquent due to the sword he always carries with him, but he's not yakuza, just a [[BornInTheWrongCentury very old-fashioned]] CloudCuckooLander who acts like a {{Samurai}}.


* 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]].

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* 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 [[ChildSoldiers Sousuke]].


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.

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When first seen, seen a male delinquent character will likely traditionally be in a distinctive pose: head tilted back and to the side, side and 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 more recent works, you'll sometimes instead see the "Slav squat" borrowed from Russian gopniks: a deep crouch with heels touching the ground, body leaning forward, and arms resting on the knees. Narrowed eyes and an upper lip curled into a sneer typically accompany either pose. In the case of minor antagonists, this pose one of these poses on introduction is practically mandatory.


* Saki of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' used to be a captain in a biker gang that terrorized Saga, before she died in a biking accident. When brought back as a zombie as part of an IdolSinger group, she retains her gruff and threatening personality, to the point where "You wanna die?" is her catchphrase. She takes over the group as leader and does slowly warm up to the others as the series goes on; she spells out her personal philosophy in the sixth episode, that all anybody has is their guts and their crew. Her DayInTheLimelight episode sees her getting involved in her old gang's problems, as she deals with her old boss Reiko's strained relationship with her daughter, now the gang's current boss, and the gang getting in over their head against a rival gang.

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* Saki of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' used to be a captain second-in-command in a biker gang that terrorized Saga, before she died in a biking accident. When brought back as a zombie as part of an IdolSinger group, she retains her gruff and threatening personality, to the point where "You wanna die?" is her catchphrase. She takes over the group as leader and does slowly warm up to the others as the series goes on; she spells out her personal philosophy in the sixth episode, that all anybody has is their guts and their crew. Her DayInTheLimelight episode sees her getting involved in her old gang's problems, as she deals with her old boss Reiko's strained relationship with her daughter, now the gang's current boss, and the gang getting in over their head against a rival gang.


* ''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.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]] [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6MajorCharacters 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.


* 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.


* Saki of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' led a biker gang that terrorized Saga, before she died in an unspecified biking accident. When brought back as a zombie as part of an IdolSinger group, she retains her gruff and threatening personality, to the point where "You wanna die?" is her catchphrase. She takes over the group as leader and does slowly warm up to the others as the series goes on; she spells out her personal philosophy in the sixth episode, that all anybody has is their guts and their crew.

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* Saki of ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'' led used to be a captain in a biker gang that terrorized Saga, before she died in an unspecified a biking accident. When brought back as a zombie as part of an IdolSinger group, she retains her gruff and threatening personality, to the point where "You wanna die?" is her catchphrase. She takes over the group as leader and does slowly warm up to the others as the series goes on; she spells out her personal philosophy in the sixth episode, that all anybody has is their guts and their crew. Her DayInTheLimelight episode sees her getting involved in her old gang's problems, as she deals with her old boss Reiko's strained relationship with her daughter, now the gang's current boss, and the gang getting in over their head against a rival gang.


*** 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]].

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*** Kanji Tatsumi. Bleached hair? Check. Piercings? Check. Scar on the forehead? Check. Wears uniform inappropriately? Check. Foul-mouthed? Check. Wields a crude weapon? 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]].

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