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* Shinichi Maki of ''Manga/SlamDunk'' has light brown hair and dark skin from surfing.
** In the one-shot Piercing, it's revealed Ryota Miyagi spent his childhood near the ocean. Is it any wonder why he has brown hair and tan skin?
* Momo from ''Manga/PeachGirl'' is mistaken for a [[GyaruGirl ganguro]], but she's really this.
* Mizumachi of ''Manga/Eyeshield21'' has the extreme blonde hair-tan skin varient, which provides a nice visual contrast to the {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned Kakei.



* Averted in ''Manga/KenkoZenrakeiSuieibuUmisho'', which is about a high school swimming club and has a large variety of hair colors, both light and dark.
** Ditto with ''Anime/{{Free}}''.
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'': One of Keima's conquests had hair that turned light brown and unmanageable after being on the swim team for so long.
* Averted in ''VisualNovel/RumblingHearts'', where the Olympic-level swimmer Mitsuki has dark blue hair. Then played straight after Mitsuki ends up quitting due to a certain accident she accidentally caused. Her successor, Akane, has light orange hair.
** The victim of the accident is Akane's older sister, Mitsuki's best friend, and has light brown hair throughout. It's not obvious but Mitsuki's hair goes from blue to a slightly darker bluish-purple after the accident.
* Discussed in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', which doesn't make much sense given that most of the cast has candy-coloured hair and only one character in the entire cast even has black hair.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Misty has red hair. The other main characters who do not swim have brown or black hair.



* In ''Manga/RosarioPlusVampire'', Tamao Ichinose (who is actually a mermaid) is the president of the swim club; in the manga she has dark hair, but in the anime her hair is light green. This (dark hair in manga, lighter hair in anime) seems to hold true for most of the mermaids in the series.

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* In ''Manga/RosarioPlusVampire'', Tamao Ichinose (who is actually a mermaid) is Mizumachi of ''Manga/Eyeshield21'' has the president of extreme blonde hair-tan skin varient, which provides a nice visual contrast to the swim club; in the manga she has dark hair, but in the anime her {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned Kakei.
* Averted in ''Manga/KenkoZenrakeiSuieibuUmisho'', which
is about a high school swimming club and has a large variety of hair colors, both light green. This (dark hair and dark. Ditto with ''Anime/{{Free}}''.
* Discussed
in manga, lighter hair in anime) seems to hold true for ''Manga/LuckyStar'', which doesn't make much sense given that most of the mermaids cast has candy-coloured hair and only one character in the series.entire cast even has black hair.


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* Momo from ''Manga/PeachGirl'' is mistaken for a [[GyaruGirl ganguro]], but she's really this.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Misty has red hair. The other main characters who do not swim have brown or black hair.
* Averted in ''VisualNovel/RumblingHearts'', where the Olympic-level swimmer Mitsuki has dark blue hair. Then played straight after Mitsuki ends up quitting due to a certain accident she accidentally caused. Her successor, Akane, has light orange hair.
** The victim of the accident is Akane's older sister, Mitsuki's best friend, and has light brown hair throughout. It's not obvious but Mitsuki's hair goes from blue to a slightly darker bluish-purple after the accident.
* In ''Manga/RosarioPlusVampire'', Tamao Ichinose (who is actually a mermaid) is the president of the swim club; in the manga she has dark hair, but in the anime her hair is light green. This (dark hair in manga, lighter hair in anime) seems to hold true for most of the mermaids in the series.
* Shinichi Maki of ''Manga/SlamDunk'' has light brown hair and dark skin from surfing.
** In the one-shot Piercing, it's revealed Ryota Miyagi spent his childhood near the ocean. Is it any wonder why he has brown hair and tan skin?
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'': One of Keima's conquests had hair that turned light brown and unmanageable after being on the swim team for so long.


* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', Tamao Ichinose (who is actually a mermaid) is the president of the swim club; in the manga she has dark hair, but in the anime her hair is light green. This (dark hair in manga, lighter hair in anime) seems to hold true for most of the mermaids in the series.

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* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', ''Manga/RosarioPlusVampire'', Tamao Ichinose (who is actually a mermaid) is the president of the swim club; in the manga she has dark hair, but in the anime her hair is light green. This (dark hair in manga, lighter hair in anime) seems to hold true for most of the mermaids in the series.


* Mizumachi of ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' has the extreme blonde hair-tan skin varient, which provides a nice visual contrast to the {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned Kakei.

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* Mizumachi of ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' ''Manga/Eyeshield21'' has the extreme blonde hair-tan skin varient, which provides a nice visual contrast to the {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned Kakei.



* Inverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Akira Ookochi is a swimmer, but she is actually {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned.

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* Inverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi''. Akira Ookochi is a swimmer, but she is actually {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned.


* Toyed with in ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 1'': potential love interest Nozomi Kiyokawa is a {{Bokukko}} swimmer... with [[YouGottaHaveblueHair GREEN hair]]

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* Toyed with in ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 1'': potential love interest Nozomi Kiyokawa is a {{Bokukko}} swimmer... with [[YouGottaHaveblueHair [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair GREEN hair]]hair]].
* A few of the female Swimmer-class trainers from the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games are designed like this. The ones from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' (pictured) are {{Dark Skinned Blond}}es, while the ones from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond and Pearl]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]]'' have the requisite light hair, but not the tanned skin.

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* Toyed with in VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}: the super Highschool Level Swimmer Aoi is tanned, but her hair is a normal shade of brown.

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* Toyed with in VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}: ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': the super Highschool Level Swimmer Aoi is tanned, but her hair is a normal shade of brown.


In anime that aim for a more "natural" look (black and brown hair only), the characters with the lighter hair will be rebels, fashionistas, foreigners, or spending a lot of time in the water (surfer or swimmer). This trope is about the latter. Some works play it subtly, darker than average skin with lighter than normal hair, while cartoonier works might go for the more visually striking DarkSkinnedBlond}}. There is some crossover with ganguros, who are sometimes perceived as "beach bunnies", but the light-haired swimmer is generally more interested in sports than in hitting on people at the pool.

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In anime that aim for a more "natural" look (black and brown hair only), the characters with the lighter hair will be rebels, fashionistas, foreigners, or spending a lot of time in the water (surfer or swimmer). This trope is about the latter. Some works play it subtly, darker than average skin with lighter than normal hair, while cartoonier works might go for the more visually striking DarkSkinnedBlond}}.DarkSkinnedBlond. There is some crossover with ganguros, who are sometimes perceived as "beach bunnies", but the light-haired swimmer is generally more interested in sports than in hitting on people at the pool.


In anime that aim for a more "natural" look (black and brown hair only), the characters with the lighter hair will be rebels, fashionistas, foreigners, or spending a lot of time in the water (surfer or swimmer). This trope is about the latter. Some works play it subtly, darker than average skin with lighter than normal hair, while cartoonier works might go for the more visually striking {{dark skinned blond}}. There is some crossover with ganguros, who are sometimes perceived as "beach bunnies", but the light-haired swimmer is generally more interested in sports than in hitting on people at the pool.

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In anime that aim for a more "natural" look (black and brown hair only), the characters with the lighter hair will be rebels, fashionistas, foreigners, or spending a lot of time in the water (surfer or swimmer). This trope is about the latter. Some works play it subtly, darker than average skin with lighter than normal hair, while cartoonier works might go for the more visually striking {{dark skinned blond}}.DarkSkinnedBlond}}. There is some crossover with ganguros, who are sometimes perceived as "beach bunnies", but the light-haired swimmer is generally more interested in sports than in hitting on people at the pool.


{{Truth in television}}. Salt water/chlorine and excessive exposure to sunlight can cause black hair to get sun-bleached to brown, as well as making it dry and brittle. This is partly why the dark-haired part of {{Raven Hair Ivory Skin}} was once so valued in Asia: It's associated with the rich, whose hair was mostly untouched by harsh sunlight, as opposed to the peasants with brown hair. Of course, getting blond hair from simply swimming is stretching it.

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{{Truth in television}}.TruthInTelevision. Salt water/chlorine and excessive exposure to sunlight can cause black hair to get sun-bleached to brown, as well as making it dry and brittle. This is partly why the dark-haired part of {{Raven Hair Ivory Skin}} RavenHairIvorySkin was once so valued in Asia: It's associated with the rich, whose hair was mostly untouched by harsh sunlight, as opposed to the peasants with brown hair. Of course, getting blond hair from simply swimming is stretching it.


* Also toyed with in TokimekiMemorial 1: potential love interest Nozomi Kiyokawa is a {{Bokukko}} swimmer... with [[YouGottaHaveblueHair GREEN hair]]

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* Also toyed Toyed with in TokimekiMemorial 1: ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 1'': potential love interest Nozomi Kiyokawa is a {{Bokukko}} swimmer... with [[YouGottaHaveblueHair GREEN hair]]


* The main character of ''Manga/PeachGirl'' is mistaken for a kogal when she's really this.

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* The main character of Momo from ''Manga/PeachGirl'' is mistaken for a kogal when [[GyaruGirl ganguro]], but she's really this.

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* Of all three Riders in ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'', Ryou Ashihara (Kamen Rider Gills) has the lighest hair, since he used to be a college competitive swimmer before the whole plot started.
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* Shinichi Maki of ''SlamDunk'' has light brown hair and dark skin from surfing.

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* Shinichi Maki of ''SlamDunk'' ''Manga/SlamDunk'' has light brown hair and dark skin from surfing.



* Mizumachi of ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' has the extreme blonde hair-tan skin varient, which provides a nice visual contrast to the {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned Kakei.

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* Mizumachi of ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' has the extreme blonde hair-tan skin varient, which provides a nice visual contrast to the {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned Kakei.



* Averted in ''{{Umisho}}'', which is about a high school swimming club and has a large variety of hair colors, both light and dark.

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* Averted in ''{{Umisho}}'', ''Manga/KenkoZenrakeiSuieibuUmisho'', which is about a high school swimming club and has a large variety of hair colors, both light and dark.



* Averted in ''RumblingHearts'', where the Olympic-level swimmer Mitsuki has dark blue hair. Then played straight after Mitsuki ends up quitting due to a certain accident she accidentally caused. Her successor, Akane, has light orange hair.

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* Averted in ''RumblingHearts'', ''VisualNovel/RumblingHearts'', where the Olympic-level swimmer Mitsuki has dark blue hair. Then played straight after Mitsuki ends up quitting due to a certain accident she accidentally caused. Her successor, Akane, has light orange hair.



* Discussed in ''LuckyStar'', which doesn't make much sense given that most of the cast has candy-coloured hair and only one character in the entire cast even has black hair.

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* Discussed in ''LuckyStar'', ''Manga/LuckyStar'', which doesn't make much sense given that most of the cast has candy-coloured hair and only one character in the entire cast even has black hair.



* In ''CodeGeass'', averted as the swim club includes many hair colors. However, Shirley is the lighter - haired of the main characters with red hair, and the coach is a DarkSkinnedBlond.
* In ''RosarioToVampire'', Tamao Ichinose (who is actually a mermaid) is the president of the swim club; in the manga she has dark hair, but in the anime her hair is light green. This (dark hair in manga, lighter hair in anime) seems to hold true for most of the mermaids in the series.
* Inverted in MahouSenseiNegima. Akira Ookochi is a swimmer, but she is actually {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned.

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* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', averted as the swim club includes many hair colors. However, Shirley is the lighter - haired of the main characters with red hair, and the coach is a DarkSkinnedBlond.
* In ''RosarioToVampire'', ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', Tamao Ichinose (who is actually a mermaid) is the president of the swim club; in the manga she has dark hair, but in the anime her hair is light green. This (dark hair in manga, lighter hair in anime) seems to hold true for most of the mermaids in the series.
* Inverted in MahouSenseiNegima.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Akira Ookochi is a swimmer, but she is actually {{raven hair ivory skin}}ned.


* The main character of ''PeachGirl'' is mistaken for a kogal when she's really this.

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* The main character of ''PeachGirl'' ''Manga/PeachGirl'' is mistaken for a kogal when she's really this.


** The victim of the accident is Akane's older sister, Mitsuki's best friend, and has brown hair throughout.

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** The victim of the accident is Akane's older sister, Mitsuki's best friend, and has light brown hair throughout.throughout. It's not obvious but Mitsuki's hair goes from blue to a slightly darker bluish-purple after the accident.

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