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* In ''Fanfic/DespairsLastResort'', Ayame Ishikawa, the only girl on her otherwise male football(as in soccer) team suffered from this. Hikaru's willingness to befriend her without judging her for that helped the two become friends, [[spoiler:until he tried to kill her to keep his cheating on his girlfriends secret, and she accidentally killed him in response]].
-->"Do you know how hard it is to be the only girl on a football team?! Because it sucks ass! All my teammates would ask me why I didn't act more like a girl! They'd ask why I didn't try to be more feminine! I'd be told shit like I'll never find a boyfriend if I keep acting like this! Sure, my teammates never doubted my skills as a player, but when they always asked me why I couldn't act like a girl in the slightest it pissed me off!"


* ''Himegoto - Juukyuusai no Seifuku'': Yuki is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude androgynous looking woman]] who wishes she was more feminine and hates her reputation as OneOfTheBoys.

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* ''Himegoto - Juukyuusai no Seifuku'': ''Manga/HimegotoJuukyuusaiNoSeifuku'': Yuki is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude androgynous looking woman]] who wishes she was more feminine and hates her reputation as OneOfTheBoys.


* A theme with Aoi Asahina's [[RelationshipValues Freetime Events]] in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is her slowly revealing how unfeminine her thought-process/lifestyle is and in the last event we hear her worry that she'll never find a boyfriend because of it. After "practicing" a LoveConfession on TheHero (which only turns into a FemininityFailure), he tells her [[BeYourself she's quite charming the way she is]].

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* A theme with Aoi Asahina's [[RelationshipValues Freetime Events]] in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' is her slowly revealing how unfeminine her thought-process/lifestyle is and in the last event we hear her worry that she'll never find a boyfriend because of it. After "practicing" a LoveConfession on TheHero (which only turns into a FemininityFailure), he tells her [[BeYourself she's quite charming the way she is]].


* In ''Fanfic/DespairsLastResort'', Ayame Ishikawa, the Ultimate Football(as in Soccer) player, notes that her male teammates respected her skills but mocked her lack of femininity, saying she'd never find a boyfriend, much to her dismay. She did find a friend in Hikaru, who accepted her for who she was, but unfortunately, [[spoiler:not only did he lure her to his room with the intention of murdering her, he also did so to cover up the fact that he cheated on every girl he dated]].


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* ''Manga/TomoChanWaOnnanoko'': The eponymous Tomo doesn't ''hate'' being a tomboy, not a bit...but because of her boyish qualities she's worried that her crush/childhood friend doesn't actually see her as a romantic option. The majority of the manga has her do various schemes to appear more feminine as a result.

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* ''Manga/TomoChanWaOnnanoko'': ''Manga/TomoChanIsAGirl'': The eponymous Tomo doesn't ''hate'' being a tomboy, not a bit...but because of her boyish qualities she's worried that her crush/childhood friend doesn't actually see her as a romantic option. The majority of the manga has her do various schemes to appear more feminine as a result.


* ''Otonari Complex'' has Akira, who not only is a tomboy but [[LadyLooksLikeADude looks like a handsome boy]]. For the most part she's used to it, but she was deep insecurities over not being as cute and feminine as the other girls in her life or her childhood friend Makoto (her [[DudeLooksLikeALady exact]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser opposite]] in every way).

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* ''Otonari Complex'' has Akira, who not only is a tomboy but [[LadyLooksLikeADude looks like a handsome handsome]] [[TallDarkAndHandsome boy]]. For the most part she's used to it, but she was has deep insecurities over not being as cute and feminine as the other girls in her life or her childhood friend Makoto (her [[DudeLooksLikeALady exact]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser opposite]] in every way).

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* ''Otonari Complex'' has Akira, who not only is a tomboy but [[LadyLooksLikeADude looks like a handsome boy]]. For the most part she's used to it, but she was deep insecurities over not being as cute and feminine as the other girls in her life or her childhood friend Makoto (her [[DudeLooksLikeALady exact]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser opposite]] in every way).

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* In ''Fanfic/DespairsLastResort'', Ayame Ishikawa, the Ultimate Football(as in Soccer) player, notes that her male teammates respected her skills but mocked her lack of femininity, saying she'd never find a boyfriend, much to her dismay. She did find a friend in Hikaru, who accepted her for who she was, but unfortunately, [[spoiler:not only did he lure her to his room with the intention of murdering her, he also did so to cover up the fact that he cheated on every girl he dated]].


* ''Manga/{{Himegoto}} - Juukyuusai no Seifuku'': Yuki is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude androgynous looking woman]] who wishes she was more feminine and hates her reputation as OneOfTheBoys.

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* ''Manga/{{Himegoto}} ''Himegoto - Juukyuusai no Seifuku'': Yuki is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude androgynous looking woman]] who wishes she was more feminine and hates her reputation as OneOfTheBoys.


* ''Boku to Boku'' is about a tomboyish girl named Yuuki who befriends a WholesomeCrossdresser named Junichirou after she saves him from a [[TheChikan chikan]]. Yuuki hates how boyish she is but everything she does results in FemininityFailure. Another {{crossdresser}} falls for her specifically because she's cool and boyish, but Yuuki herself wishes she were girly.

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* ''Boku to Boku'' ''Manga/BokuToBoku'' is about a tomboyish girl named Yuuki who befriends a WholesomeCrossdresser named Junichirou after she saves him from a [[TheChikan chikan]]. Yuuki hates how boyish she is but everything she does results in FemininityFailure. Another {{crossdresser}} falls for her specifically because she's cool and boyish, but Yuuki herself wishes she were girly.


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* ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'': The titular character Himeko is a funny, energetic girl with BoyishShortHair who is seen by everyone as the biggest tomboy in the school. She has an insecurity that she is not feminine enough and actually wants to be like her sister Aiko, a soft-spoken, domesticated girl who is considered very beautiful. Himeko sees Aiko as a role model and the ''ideal woman''.

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* ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'': ''Manga/HimeChanNoRibon'': The titular character Himeko is a funny, energetic girl with BoyishShortHair who is seen by everyone as the biggest tomboy in the school. She has an insecurity that she is not feminine enough and actually wants to be like her sister Aiko, a soft-spoken, domesticated girl who is considered very beautiful. Himeko sees Aiko as a role model and the ''ideal woman''.


* ''Boku To Boku'' is about a tomboyish girl named Yuuki who befriends a WholesomeCrossdresser named Junichirou after she saves him from a [[TheChikan chikan]]. Yuuki hates how boyish she is but everything she does results in FemininityFailure. Another {{crossdresser}} falls for her specifically because she's cool and boyish, but Yuuki herself wishes she were girly.

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* ''Boku To to Boku'' is about a tomboyish girl named Yuuki who befriends a WholesomeCrossdresser named Junichirou after she saves him from a [[TheChikan chikan]]. Yuuki hates how boyish she is but everything she does results in FemininityFailure. Another {{crossdresser}} falls for her specifically because she's cool and boyish, but Yuuki herself wishes she were girly.



* ''Himegoto - Juukyuusai No Seifuku'': Yuki is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude androgynous looking woman]] who wishes she was more feminine and hates her reputation as OneOfTheBoys.

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* ''Himegoto ''Manga/{{Himegoto}} - Juukyuusai No no Seifuku'': Yuki is a [[LadyLooksLikeADude androgynous looking woman]] who wishes she was more feminine and hates her reputation as OneOfTheBoys.


* There was a whole episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' ("Tarzan and the Enemy Within"), where Terk, the abrasive tomboy female ape, was having a crisis over how she viewed her tomboyishness as a hindrance to gaining the affections of a new male ape rescued by Tarzan named Gobu.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', Lil plays soccer and mostly wears pants. Although there have been a few episodes of the series where she does try to be more girly to fit in with the other girls, those episodes also emphasize, especially in the end, that she is a tomboy at heart.

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* There was a whole episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' ("Tarzan ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'': In "Tarzan and the Enemy Within"), where Within", Terk, the abrasive tomboy female ape, was having a crisis over how she viewed her tomboyishness as a hindrance to gaining the affections of a new male ape rescued by Tarzan named Gobu.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'': Lil plays soccer and mostly wears pants. Although there have been a few episodes of the series where she does try to be more girly to fit in with the other girls, those episodes also emphasize, especially in the end, that she is a tomboy at heart.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'': In a season 2 episode, Musa complains that Riven, her object of affection, doesn't like her for this reason ("I don't think Riven could ever be interested in a tomboy like me").

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* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'': One episode introduces Janice, a tough, super-strong cop. Sally, another tough {{ladette}}, challenges her to an arm-wrestling match but Janice easily beats her. When Sally confronts her again, Janice starts crying and tells Sally that she is "soft inside", and hates being seen just as a "tough warrior" and not as a woman. Probably TruthInTelevision, since she was played by Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.

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