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* In ''VisualNovel/AmnesiaMemories'', Spade World has the group split into pairs and perform a dare to walk down a path in the very dark forest to leave flowers at a grave that has a ghost story surrounding it. Turns out to be a front, as the members of Ikki's fanclub manipulated the pairs and time to leave so that Ikki would not enter the forest at all, and the heroine would enter the forest late, get separated from her partner, and then left alone while actually surrounded by Ikki's fangirls and in potential danger -- one Bad Ending actually takes place in the forest, where the fangirls succeed in their plan and harm the heroine enough to render her blind, deaf, and comatose.

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* In ''VisualNovel/AmnesiaMemories'', Spade World has the club-trip group in Shinano split into pairs and perform a dare to walk down a path in the very dark forest to leave flowers at a grave that has a ghost story surrounding it. Turns out to be a front, as the members of Ikki's fanclub manipulated the pairs and time to leave so that Ikki would not enter the forest at all, and the heroine would enter the forest late, get separated from her partner, and then left alone while actually surrounded by Ikki's fangirls and in potential danger -- one Bad Ending actually takes place in the forest, where the fangirls succeed in their plan and harm the heroine enough to render her blind, deaf, and comatose.

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* In ''VisualNovel/AmnesiaMemories'', Spade World has the group split into pairs and perform a dare to walk down a path in the very dark forest to leave flowers at a grave that has a ghost story surrounding it. Turns out to be a front, as the members of Ikki's fanclub manipulated the pairs and time to leave so that Ikki would not enter the forest at all, and the heroine would enter the forest late, get separated from her partner, and then left alone while actually surrounded by Ikki's fangirls and in potential danger -- one Bad Ending actually takes place in the forest, where the fangirls succeed in their plan and harm the heroine enough to render her blind, deaf, and comatose.


* Happens in episode 3.1 of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', mostly as an effort by Eiko to scare Ika-chan, who wasn't raised in human society and has no idea why the whole ordeal was supposed to be scary. After getting separated from the group, Squid Girl then accidentally freaks out the human characters when she activates her glow-in-the-dark mode and chases after them, wondering why they keep running from her. When actual ghosts appear around her and escort her back to safety, she never realizes what they are, instead musing that not all humans are bad.

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* Happens in episode 3.1 of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', ''Manga/SquidGirl'', mostly as an effort by Eiko to scare Ika-chan, who wasn't raised in human society and has no idea why the whole ordeal was supposed to be scary. After getting separated from the group, Squid Girl then accidentally freaks out the human characters when she activates her glow-in-the-dark mode and chases after them, wondering why they keep running from her. When actual ghosts appear around her and escort her back to safety, she never realizes what they are, instead musing that not all humans are bad.

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* During the second beach holiday chapter of ''Manga/KitsuneNoYomeiri'', [[TheRival Kanon]] sets up a test of courage to try to scare [[{{Kitsune}} Kyouka]] with her {{Tanuki}} followers, only for the test is interrupted when Kyouka is kidnapped by a giant octopus.

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* Featured in chapter 25 of ''Manga/YuunaAndTheHauntedHotSprings'', during which Chisaki tried to set up a scary situation involving real spirits, in an attempt to get other members of the class to believe Kogarashi really is a spirit medium.


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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' used this theme as a vehicle for one of the Cards in the first season.
** This also worked very well with Sakura's fear of ghosts in a few episodes.

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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' used this theme as a vehicle for one of the Cards in the first season.
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season. This also worked very well with Sakura's fear of ghosts in a few episodes.



* Spoofed in an episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. Sousuke and Kaname visit an AbandonedHospital at night, and Kaname hopes it will scare TheStoic Sousuke. Given that he's been a mercenary since he was ''eight'', intangible things like ghosts and strange voices don't frighten him a bit, and Kaname divides her time between being afraid, and getting annoyed at Sousuke for ''not'' being afraid. [[spoiler:The only thing that scares him in that episode is Kaname's apparent death, and he admits as much as the two of them ride home together on his bike.]]
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' did this during the Okinawa class trip (and had plenty of Japanese horror movie references sprinkled throughout).
** Not only, it also referenced ''Film/TheThing1982'', with a head-spider that had Onizuka's facial features!

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* Spoofed in an episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. Sousuke Sōsuke and Kaname visit an AbandonedHospital at night, and Kaname hopes it will scare TheStoic Sousuke. Sōsuke. Given that he's been a mercenary since he was ''eight'', intangible things like ghosts and strange voices don't frighten him a bit, and Kaname divides her time between being afraid, and getting annoyed at Sousuke Sōsuke for ''not'' being afraid. [[spoiler:The only thing that scares him in that episode is Kaname's apparent death, and he admits as much as the two of them ride home together on his bike.]]
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' did does this during the Okinawa class trip (and -- and had plenty of Japanese horror movie references sprinkled throughout).
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throughout. Not only, it also referenced references ''Film/TheThing1982'', with a head-spider that had Onizuka's facial features!



* One of the late stories of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' sends the cast, paired off, into a "Cave of Lost Love" that really is haunted as part of a plot by [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyo Kuonji]] (plus [[ChineseGirl Shampoo]] in the OVA) to break up Ranma and Akane. The plan backfires quite spectacularly on Ukyo and Ryoga Hibiki, and may even have been intended as ShipSinking by the author: comparing Ukyo and Ryoga's selfish alliance of convenience (which has only just escaped breaking apart due to Ryoga's own difficulty with controlling his emotions) to Ranma and Akane's bickering and angry banter, the ghosts conclude that Ranma and Akane hate each other, while Ryoga and Ukyo are one of the happy couples they seek to break up. They promptly start ignoring Ranma and Akane to try and break up Ryoga and Ukyo, ignoring their protests that they '''aren't''' the couple here. The backstory to the Cave of Lost Love heavily implies that, after this experience, they will never be able to become a couple- this is all but made explicit in the manga version, which ends with a scene of Ryoga and Ukyo fighting bitterly over whose fault this was.

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One of the late stories of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' sends the cast, paired off, into a "Cave of Lost Love" that really is haunted as part of a plot by [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyo Ukyō Kuonji]] (plus [[ChineseGirl Shampoo]] in the OVA) to break up Ranma and Akane. The plan backfires quite spectacularly on Ukyo Ukyō and Ryoga Ryōga Hibiki, and may even have been intended as ShipSinking by the author: comparing Ukyo Ukyō and Ryoga's Ryōga's selfish alliance of convenience (which has only just escaped breaking apart due to Ryoga's Ryōga's own difficulty with controlling his emotions) to Ranma and Akane's bickering and angry banter, the ghosts conclude that Ranma and Akane hate each other, while Ryoga Ryōga and Ukyo Ukyō are one of the happy couples they seek to break up. They promptly start ignoring Ranma and Akane to try and break up Ryoga Ryōga and Ukyo, Ukyō, ignoring their protests that they '''aren't''' the couple here. The backstory to the Cave of Lost Love heavily implies that, after this experience, they will never be able to become a couple- couple -- this is all but made explicit in the manga version, which ends with a scene of Ryoga Ryōga and Ukyo Ukyō fighting bitterly over whose fault this was.



* In ''Manga/TouhouSangetsusei'', the residents of Gensokyo engage in a Kimodameshi. Youmu Konpaku, who's afraid of ghosts ([[{{Irony}} despite being a half-ghost herself]]) spends pretty much the whole time running in terror like a ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' character.

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* In ''Manga/TouhouSangetsusei'', the residents of Gensokyo engage in a Kimodameshi. Youmu Konpaku, who's afraid of ghosts ([[{{Irony}} despite being a half-ghost herself]]) spends pretty much the whole time running in terror like a ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' character.

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* In ''Manga/TouhouSangetsusei'', the residents of Gensokyo engage in a Kimodameshi. Youmu Konpaku, who's afraid of ghosts ([[{{Irony}} despite being a half-ghost herself]]) spends pretty much the whole time running in terror like a ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' character.

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* One arc in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has some of the classes in UA take part in a test of courage in a forest at night, as a way to let off some steam from the TrainingFromHell they were subjected to. It promptly goes to shit when super-villains sneak in and start attacking.

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* Kanna and Saikawa do this in chapter 8 of ''[[Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life]]'', exploring an abandoned building that people occasionally see lights from despite no electricity running in the place. [[spoiler:It turns out that Fafnir had turned it into his own private arcade, using magic to power the cabinets.]]

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* In ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', Meria asks Monica (actually looking for her PlotCoupon) if she's on a solo test of courage.


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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitanJuniorHigh'' has an episode where the 1st years participated in the "57th Test of Courage" to find the "Wonders of Titan Junior High", only to find out that it was nothing more than a ScoobyDooHoax caused by the 2nd and 3rd years, who are pulling the strings.


* One of the late stories of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' sends the cast, paired off, into a "Cave of Lost Love" that really is haunted as part of a plot by [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyo Kuonji]] (plus [[ChineseGirl Shampoo]] in the OVA) to break up Ranma and Akane. The plan backfires quite spectacularly on Ukyo and Ryoga Hibiki, and may even have been intended as ShipSinking by the author: comparing Ukyo and Ryoga's selfish alliance of convenience (which has only just escaped breaking apart due to Ryoga's own difficulty with controlling his emotions) to Ranma and Akane's bickering and angry banter, the ghosts conclude that Ranma and Akane hate each other, while Ryoga and Ukyo are one of the happy couples they seek to break up. They promptly start ignoring Ranma and Akane to try and break up Ryoga and Ukyo, ignoring their protests that they '''aren't''' the couple here. The backstory to the Cave of Lost Love heavily implies that, after this experience, they will never be able to become a couple- this is all but made explicit in the manga version, which ends with a scene of Ryoga and Ukyo fighting bitterly over whose fault this was.
** Possible related to this trope is the "zombie-demon show" that Mousse takes his date to at the end of one late manga story. Unfortunately for him, as his date is Shampoo, she does not find it romantic or frightening in the slightest and is instead angrily disgusted, beating Mousse up and leaving him there for his troubles.

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* One of the late stories of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' sends the cast, paired off, into ''Manga/AiKora'' has a "Cave of Lost Love" that really is chapter where our perverted hero sets up his classroom's haunted house at the school festival so as part to be able to sneak around and take pictures of a plot girls with his "beloved parts" in Rambo-inspired gear. When he sees two other guys trying to hit on the girls, he terrifies them into oblivion by [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyo Kuonji]] (plus [[ChineseGirl Shampoo]] striking from the shadows.
* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' uses this as a competition between the 2nd year students and 3rd year students. This takes place in a [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix-like]] environment with the summoned creatures all re-themed as Japanese horror monsters. Whoever screams, loses.
* Episode 7 of ''Anime/BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove''. Since there are no girls
in the OVA) to break up Ranma and Akane. The plan backfires quite spectacularly on Ukyo and Ryoga Hibiki, and may even have been intended as ShipSinking by show, the author: comparing Ukyo and Ryoga's selfish alliance of convenience (which has only just escaped breaking apart due to Ryoga's own difficulty HoYay is turned UpToEleven on this kimodaeshi.
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' spoofed this,
with controlling his emotions) to Ranma and Akane's bickering and angry banter, the ghosts conclude main character commenting that Ranma and Akane hate each other, while Ryoga and Ukyo he expects [[Anime/{{Doraemon}} cat robots from the future]], [[Anime/NurseWitchKomugi nurse-witches]], [[Manga/OnePiece reindeer who are doctors]], or [[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle moving castles]] to pop out...
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' used this theme as a vehicle for
one of the happy couples they seek to break up. They promptly start ignoring Ranma and Akane to try and break up Ryoga and Ukyo, ignoring their protests that they '''aren't''' the couple here. The backstory to the Cave of Lost Love heavily implies that, after this experience, they will never be able to become a couple- this is all but made explicit Cards in the manga version, which ends first season.
** This also worked very well
with a scene Sakura's fear of Ryoga and Ukyo fighting bitterly over whose fault ghosts in a few episodes.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has
this was.
** Possible related to this trope is the "zombie-demon show" that Mousse takes his date to at the end of one late manga story. Unfortunately for him, as his date is Shampoo, she does not find it romantic or frightening
in the slightest school festival episode of Season 1; Kallen plays a tombstone/Nurikabe hybrid, and is instead angrily disgusted, beating Mousse ends up scaring Ougi and leaving him there Viletta who pass by on a date.
%%* ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu''
* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' also featured a kimodameshi competition, made more interesting by the use of digital horrors. It's nice to note that, among the usual monsters, the digital creatures also included TheGreys, Chupacabras, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_monster Flatwoods monster]], and the ability to ''shoot back''.
* In ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', Meria asks Monica (actually looking
for his troubles.her PlotCoupon) if she's on a solo test of courage.



* A ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' example: Despite being terrified of haunted houses, Tohru agrees to accompany Momiji, Kyo, Yuki, and Hatsuharu through one at the beginning of summer break. She becomes so frightened she starts to cry, at which point both Kyo and Yuki offer to lead her through. Embarrassed, they begin to fight, only for Momiji to take Tohru's hand and scold them for letting their rivalry come between helping a girl in need.
* Spoofed in an episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. Sousuke and Kaname visit an AbandonedHospital at night, and Kaname hopes it will scare TheStoic Sousuke. Given that he's been a mercenary since he was ''eight'', intangible things like ghosts and strange voices don't frighten him a bit, and Kaname divides her time between being afraid, and getting annoyed at Sousuke for ''not'' being afraid. [[spoiler:The only thing that scares him in that episode is Kaname's apparent death, and he admits as much as the two of them ride home together on his bike.]]
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' did this during the Okinawa class trip (and had plenty of Japanese horror movie references sprinkled throughout).
** Not only, it also referenced ''Film/TheThing1982'', with a head-spider that had Onizuka's facial features!



%%* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl''

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%%* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl''* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' features one in ''Endless Eight''.
* Manga/{{Karin}}'s class creates one for the FestivalEpisode, with Usui's creepy eye providing scares. That works a little ''too'' well; several crying kids have to be escorted out.
* In episode 8 of ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl''.
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' has one of these near the beginning.
* Seen in a two-part story arc in ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', complete with a haunted house sent by Nightmare.
* ''Manga/KOn'': [[spoiler:Sawako-chan]] makes an appearance as the final scare, [[spoiler:much to Ritsu's disgust when no one makes it to her trap. To elaborate, no one even knew the teacher was there, and she'd gotten lost trying to follow her students. She ended up giving Mio a scare so hard, she was reduced to a foaming mess.]]
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' sends its chaotic cast through a "haunted house" as part of its FestivalEpisode, with semipredictable results.
* Class 3-A of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' builds a haunted house (complete with an [[CuteGhostGirl actual ghost]]) for the gigantic, no-holds-barred {{festival|Episode}} that is Mahorafest. Given that most of the class adores [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Negi]], there's a lot of fighting over who gets to escort him through it.



* One takes place in ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'' in episode 8.
* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' featured one of these, complete with creepy house with a haunted reputation... it soon starts going downhill...
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' held a kimodameshi ''tournament'' for Halloween, the prize going to the builders of the scariest haunted house.
* Kakeru in ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' encounters one of these who manage to come across his psychic friends and mistake them for ghostly activity: HitodamaLight created by [[PlayingWithFire Kaito]], Ayano's astral form, and Xiao Long who closely resembles a [[{{Youkai}} Zashiki-warashi]].
* One of the late stories of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' sends the cast, paired off, into a "Cave of Lost Love" that really is haunted as part of a plot by [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyo Kuonji]] (plus [[ChineseGirl Shampoo]] in the OVA) to break up Ranma and Akane. The plan backfires quite spectacularly on Ukyo and Ryoga Hibiki, and may even have been intended as ShipSinking by the author: comparing Ukyo and Ryoga's selfish alliance of convenience (which has only just escaped breaking apart due to Ryoga's own difficulty with controlling his emotions) to Ranma and Akane's bickering and angry banter, the ghosts conclude that Ranma and Akane hate each other, while Ryoga and Ukyo are one of the happy couples they seek to break up. They promptly start ignoring Ranma and Akane to try and break up Ryoga and Ukyo, ignoring their protests that they '''aren't''' the couple here. The backstory to the Cave of Lost Love heavily implies that, after this experience, they will never be able to become a couple- this is all but made explicit in the manga version, which ends with a scene of Ryoga and Ukyo fighting bitterly over whose fault this was.
** Possible related to this trope is the "zombie-demon show" that Mousse takes his date to at the end of one late manga story. Unfortunately for him, as his date is Shampoo, she does not find it romantic or frightening in the slightest and is instead angrily disgusted, beating Mousse up and leaving him there for his troubles.



%%* ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu'' also did this.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' used this theme as a vehicle for one of the Cards in the first season.
** This also worked very well with Sakura's fear of ghosts in a few episodes.

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%%* ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu'' also did this.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' used this theme Shows up in ''Manga/SakuraTrick''. [[spoiler:Though the person setting it up ultimately didn't do anything, and it only gets scary because [[StudentCouncilPresident Mitsuki]] is terrible at spying on her sister.]]
* In chapter 3 of ''Manga/SchoolLive'' Kurumi, Yuki, and Yuuri do a Test Of Courage at their school. They live at school but they stay in their classroom at night. For Kurumi and Yuuri the trip serves
as a vehicle for one of way to restock on supplies however Yuki is oblivious to the Cards in the first season.
** This also worked very well with Sakura's fear of ghosts in a few episodes.
zombies and just thinks they're having fun.



** In the English version of the manga, "Kimodameshi" was translated to "Playing Chicken."
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' sends its chaotic cast through a "haunted house" as part of its FestivalEpisode, with semipredictable results.
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' did this during the Okinawa class trip (and had plenty of Japanese horror movie references sprinkled throughout).
** Not only, it also referenced ''Film/TheThing1982'', with a head-spider that had Onizuka's facial features!
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' held a kimodameshi ''tournament'' for Halloween, the prize going to the builders of the scariest haunted house.
* Class 3-A of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' builds a haunted house (complete with an [[CuteGhostGirl actual ghost]]) for the gigantic, no-holds-barred {{festival|Episode}} that is Mahorafest. Given that most of the class adores [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Negi]], there's a lot of fighting over who gets to escort him through it.
* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' also featured a kimodameshi competition, made more interesting by the use of digital horrors. It's nice to note that, among the usual monsters, the digital creatures also included TheGreys, Chupacabras, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_monster Flatwoods monster]], and the ability to ''shoot back''.
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' spoofed this, with the main character commenting that he expects [[Anime/{{Doraemon}} cat robots from the future]], [[Anime/NurseWitchKomugi nurse-witches]], [[Manga/OnePiece reindeer who are doctors]], or [[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle moving castles]] to pop out...
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has this in the school festival episode of Season 1; Kallen plays a tombstone/Nurikabe hybrid, and ends up scaring Ougi and Viletta who pass by on a date.
* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' featured one of these, complete with creepy house with a haunted reputation... it soon starts going downhill...
* Kakeru in ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' encounters one of these who manage to come across his psychic friends and mistake them for ghostly activity: HitodamaLight created by [[PlayingWithFire Kaito]], Ayano's astral form, and Xiao Long who closely resembles a [[{{Youkai}} Zashiki-warashi]].

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** In the English version of the manga, "Kimodameshi" was translated to "Playing Chicken."
Chicken".
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' sends its chaotic cast through a "haunted house" Happens in episode 3.1 of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', mostly as part of its FestivalEpisode, with semipredictable results.
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' did this during
an effort by Eiko to scare Ika-chan, who wasn't raised in human society and has no idea why the Okinawa class trip (and had plenty of Japanese horror movie references sprinkled throughout).
** Not only, it also referenced ''Film/TheThing1982'', with a head-spider that had Onizuka's facial features!
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' held a kimodameshi ''tournament'' for Halloween, the prize going
whole ordeal was supposed to the builders of the scariest haunted house.
* Class 3-A of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' builds a haunted house (complete with an [[CuteGhostGirl actual ghost]]) for the gigantic, no-holds-barred {{festival|Episode}} that is Mahorafest. Given that most of the class adores [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Negi]], there's a lot of fighting over who gets to escort him through it.
* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' also featured a kimodameshi competition, made more interesting by the use of digital horrors. It's nice to note that, among the usual monsters, the digital creatures also included TheGreys, Chupacabras, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_monster Flatwoods monster]], and the ability to ''shoot back''.
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' spoofed this, with the main character commenting that he expects [[Anime/{{Doraemon}} cat robots
be scary. After getting separated from the future]], [[Anime/NurseWitchKomugi nurse-witches]], [[Manga/OnePiece reindeer who group, Squid Girl then accidentally freaks out the human characters when she activates her glow-in-the-dark mode and chases after them, wondering why they keep running from her. When actual ghosts appear around her and escort her back to safety, she never realizes what they are, instead musing that not all humans are doctors]], or [[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle moving castles]] to pop out...
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has this in the school festival episode of Season 1; Kallen plays a tombstone/Nurikabe hybrid, and ends up scaring Ougi and Viletta who pass by on a date.
* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' featured one of these, complete with creepy house with a haunted reputation... it soon starts going downhill...
* Kakeru in ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' encounters one of these who manage to come across his psychic friends and mistake them for ghostly activity: HitodamaLight created by [[PlayingWithFire Kaito]], Ayano's astral form, and Xiao Long who closely resembles a [[{{Youkai}} Zashiki-warashi]].
bad.



* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' features one in ''Endless Eight''.
* Spoofed in an episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. Sousuke and Kaname visit an AbandonedHospital at night, and Kaname hopes it will scare TheStoic Sousuke. Given that he's been a mercenary since he was ''eight'', intangible things like ghosts and strange voices don't frighten him a bit, and Kaname divides her time between being afraid, and getting annoyed at Sousuke for ''not'' being afraid. [[spoiler:The only thing that scares him in that episode is Kaname's apparent death, and he admits as much as the two of them ride home together on his bike.]]
* A ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' example: Despite being terrified of haunted houses, Tohru agrees to accompany Momiji, Kyo, Yuki, and Hatsuharu through one at the beginning of summer break. She becomes so frightened she starts to cry, at which point both Kyo and Yuki offer to lead her through. Embarrassed, they begin to fight, only for Momiji to take Tohru's hand and scold them for letting their rivalry come between helping a girl in need.



* In ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', Meria asks Monica (actually looking for her PlotCoupon) if she's on a solo test of courage.
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' has one of these near the beginning.
* Manga/{{Karin}}'s class creates one for the FestivalEpisode, with Usui's creepy eye providing scares. That works a little ''too'' well; several crying kids have to be escorted out.
* ''Manga/AiKora'' has a chapter where our perverted hero sets up his classroom's haunted house at the school festival so as to be able to sneak around and take pictures of girls with his "beloved parts" in Rambo-inspired gear. When he sees two other guys trying to hit on the girls, he terrifies them into oblivion by striking from the shadows.
* Happens in episode 3.1 of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', mostly as an effort by Eiko to scare Ika-chan, who wasn't raised in human society and has no idea why the whole ordeal was supposed to be scary. After getting separated from the group, Squid Girl then accidentally freaks out the human characters when she activates her glow-in-the-dark mode and chases after them, wondering why they keep running from her. When actual ghosts appear around her and escort her back to safety, she never realizes what they are, instead musing that not all humans are bad.
* ''Manga/KOn'': [[spoiler:Sawako-chan]] makes an appearance as the final scare, [[spoiler:much to Ritsu's disgust when no one makes it to her trap. To elaborate, no one even knew the teacher was there, and she'd gotten lost trying to follow her students. She ended up giving Mio a scare so hard, she was reduced to a foaming mess.]]
* Seen in a two-part story arc in ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', complete with a haunted house sent by Nightmare.
* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' uses this as a competition between the 2nd year students and 3rd year students. This takes place in a [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix-like]] environment with the summoned creatures all re-themed as Japanese horror monsters. Whoever screams, loses.



* One takes place in ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'' in episode 8.
* Shows up in ''Manga/SakuraTrick''. [[spoiler:Though the person setting it up ultimately didn't do anything, and it only gets scary because [[StudentCouncilPresident Mitsuki]] is terrible at spying on her sister.]]
* Episode 7 of ''Anime/BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove''. Since there are no girls in the show, the HoYay is turned UpToEleven on this kimodaeshi.
* In chapter 3 of ''Manga/SchoolLive'' Kurumi, Yuki, and Yuuri do a Test Of Courage at their school. They live at school but they stay in their classroom at night. For Kurumi and Yuuri the trip serves as a way to restock on supplies however Yuki is oblivious to the zombies and just thinks they're having fun.


* Kakeru in ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' encounters one of these who manage to come across his psychic friends and mistake them for ghostly activity: {{hitodama}} created by [[PlayingWithFire Kaito]], Ayano's astral form, and Xiao Long who closely resembles a [[{{Youkai}} Zashiki-warashi]].

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* Kakeru in ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' encounters one of these who manage to come across his psychic friends and mistake them for ghostly activity: {{hitodama}} HitodamaLight created by [[PlayingWithFire Kaito]], Ayano's astral form, and Xiao Long who closely resembles a [[{{Youkai}} Zashiki-warashi]].


%%* ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu'' also did this.



* One episode of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' had Momoka suggest the group do this, as part of her latest scheme to get closer to Fuyuki.

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One episode of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' had Momoka suggest the group do this, as part of her latest scheme to get closer to Fuyuki.



* Class 3-A of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' builds a haunted house (complete with an [[CuteGhostGirl actual ghost]]) for the gigantic, no-holds-barred [[FestivalEpisode festival]] that is Mahorafest. Given that most of the class adores [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Negi]], there's a lot of fighting over who gets to escort him through it.
* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' also featured a kimodameshi competition, made more interesting by the use of digital horrors. It's nice to note that, among the usual monsters, the digital creatures also included TheGreys, Chupacabras and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_monster Flatwoods monster]].
** Also, the ability to ''shoot back''.

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* Class 3-A of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' builds a haunted house (complete with an [[CuteGhostGirl actual ghost]]) for the gigantic, no-holds-barred [[FestivalEpisode festival]] {{festival|Episode}} that is Mahorafest. Given that most of the class adores [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Negi]], there's a lot of fighting over who gets to escort him through it.
* ''Anime/DennouCoil'' also featured a kimodameshi competition, made more interesting by the use of digital horrors. It's nice to note that, among the usual monsters, the digital creatures also included TheGreys, Chupacabras and Chupacabras, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_monster Flatwoods monster]].
** Also,
monster]], and the ability to ''shoot back''.



* ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu'' also did this.

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