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* The Kotatsu table proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence in ''Manga/NodameCantabile''. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu.]] Chiaki was less than thrilled about it.

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* The Kotatsu table proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence in ''Manga/NodameCantabile''. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu.]] Kotatsu. Chiaki was less than thrilled about it.

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* One chapter of ''Manga/SleepyPrincessInTheDemonCastle'' centers around Princess Syalis making one so she can stay warm in the unheated Demon Castle through the winter.

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** In Persona 4's UpdatedRerelease, ''Golden'', when the protagonist falls violently ill, Teddie, whom was staying to keep the player company, ends up putting him beneath the kotatsu. Several other party members lampshade the decision when they come over to check on him.

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->'''Shirou:''' This is why I didn't want to bring out the kotatsu.\\
'''Illya:''' Shirou, once you get inside, you wouldn't want to get out... It's like a magic spell's been cast on you...
-->-- ''Anime/TodaysMenuForEmiyaFamily''


* The Kotatsu table proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence in ''Manga/NodameCantabile''. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu.]] Chiaki was less than thrilled about it.

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* The Kotatsu table proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence in ''Manga/NodameCantabile''. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu.]] Chiaki was less than thrilled about it.


* Tohru wins one at a lottery in [[NewYearHasCome episode 11]] of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. She, Kanna, and Kobayashi spend a good chuck of the episode huddled under it.

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* Tohru wins one at a lottery in [[NewYearHasCome episode 11]] of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. She, Kanna, and Kobayashi spend a good chuck of the episode huddled under it. Chapter 48 of ''Kanna's Daily Life'' has the whole family go shopping for a new one when the old one breaks.


* Tohru wins one at a lottery in [[NewYearsHasCome episode 11]] of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. She, Kanna, and Kobayashi spend a good chuck of the episode huddled under it.

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* Tohru wins one at a lottery in [[NewYearsHasCome [[NewYearHasCome episode 11]] of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. She, Kanna, and Kobayashi spend a good chuck of the episode huddled under it.



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* Tohru wins one at a lottery in [[NewYearsHasCome episode 11]] of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. She, Kanna, and Kobayashi spend a good chuck of the episode huddled under it.



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* Rabbit Team from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' apparently has one hidden in their tank, as they are seen huddling under it while besieged by Pravda in the middle of a snowstorm.





* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' in one manga chapter. (Fuyuki and Natsumi. Guess who has to go get the snacks?) Meanwhile, Keroro attempts to convince them to come out from under it so they can take him to the store to buy Gundam models.

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' in ''Manga/SgtFrog'':
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one manga chapter. chapter, (Fuyuki and Natsumi. Guess who has to go get the snacks?) Meanwhile, Keroro attempts to convince them to come out from under it so they can take him to the store to buy Gundam models.



* As a young girl, Tsukimi from ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' used to fall asleep curled up under a kotatsu blanket after being fed a good meal by her mother.

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* As a young girl, Tsukimi from ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' used to fall asleep curled up under a kotatsu blanket after being fed a good meal by her mother.


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* [[EraSpecificPersonality Some incarnations]] of Dian from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' give him an odd obsession with kotatsus. This is justified in the first series because he was stuck in an ice prison for a long time.

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* [[EraSpecificPersonality Some incarnations]] of Dian from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' give him an odd obsession with kotatsus. This is justified in [[Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}} the first series series]] because he was stuck in an ice prison for a long time.


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* ''Anime/{{Colorful}}'' spices up the standard ecchi fare in one episode by having the lecherous male get his just desserts while trying to devour the tasty view.

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* ''Anime/{{Colorful}}'' ''Manga/{{Colorful}}'' spices up the standard ecchi fare in one episode by having the lecherous male get his just desserts while trying to devour the tasty view.


* ''Manga/LoveHina'' Keitaro, Naru and Mutsumi frequently study at a Kotatsu together.

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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' In ''Manga/LoveHina'', Keitaro, Naru and Mutsumi frequently study at a Kotatsu together.


* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the SliceOfLife use.

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the SliceOfLife use.Makie uses her gymnastics ribbons to grab snacks without getting up.





* ''Manga/LoveHina'' uses the ecchi version a few times (and the non-ecchi).

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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' uses the ecchi version Keitaro, Naru and Mutsumi frequently study at a few times (and the non-ecchi).Kotatsu together.

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