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* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' is a Western game with an {{Animesque}} design, so naturally, it manages to fit in some subculture references. [[SpoiledBrat Musume Ronshaku]] clearly has a love of ganguro fashion, judging by her [[DarkSkinnedBlonde tanned skin, blonde hair]], makeup, and tube socks. To a lesser extent, [[{{Tsundere}} Osana Najimi]] has some elements of ''kogal'' in her character design, what with the orange GirlishPigtails with HairDecorations, and bright pink polka-dotted stockings (which were originally tube socks).

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* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' is a Western game with an {{Animesque}} design, so naturally, it manages to fit in some subculture references. [[SpoiledBrat Musume Ronshaku]] clearly has a love of ganguro fashion, judging by her [[DarkSkinnedBlonde tanned skin, blonde hair]], makeup, and tube socks. To a lesser extent, [[{{Tsundere}} Osana Najimi]] has some elements of ''kogal'' in her character design, what with the orange GirlishPigtails with HairDecorations, hair decorations, and bright pink polka-dotted stockings (which were originally tube socks).


* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' brings several subcultures into specific relief, including but not limited to ''Gyaru'' (Ann Takamaki), ''Yankii'' (Ryuji Sakamoto), Lolita Goth (Tae Takemi), and at least one ''Otaku'' for traditional art (Yusuke Kitagawa).

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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' brings several subcultures into specific relief, including but not limited to ''Gyaru'' (Ann Takamaki), ''Yankii'' (Ryuji Sakamoto), Lolita Goth Goth/Punk (Tae Takemi), and at least one ''Otaku'' for traditional art (Yusuke Kitagawa).


* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' we have a ''yankii'' (Mondo Oowada), an ''otaku'' (Hifumi Yamada), an ElegantGothicLolita (Celestia "Celes" Ludenberg) and a ''kogal/gyaru'' (Junko Enoshima). [[spoiler: All of them turn to have other sides of their personalities... very tragic and cruel sides. And they all die.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' we have a ''yankii'' (Mondo Oowada), an ''otaku'' (Hifumi Yamada), an ElegantGothicLolita (Celestia "Celes" Ludenberg) and a ''kogal/gyaru'' (Junko Enoshima). [[spoiler: All of them turn to have other sides of their personalities... very tragic and cruel sides. And they all die.]]


* ''{{Otaku}}'' - In the Japanese sense, obsessive enthusiasts of a particular hobby -- not necessarily anime. Generally follows the same tone as older, more derogatory meanings of the Western word "geek". Still, these enthusiast groups are extremely organized and, at least within their own area of interest, highly social. Recently some otaku have taken to calling themselves ''Akiba-Kei'' or "Akiba style", in reference to the Tokyo neighbourhood of Akihabara where electronics shops, anime merchandising and maid cafes abound. Female otaku, and especially those interested in [[YaoiGenre BL]], are called sometimes ''fujoshi'' or ''otome'', the latter because they cluster around Otome Road in Ikebukuro and the former being a derogatory term for a YaoiFangirl derived from an alternate reading of "unnatural woman".

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* ''{{Otaku}}'' - In the Japanese sense, obsessive enthusiasts of a particular hobby -- not necessarily anime. Generally follows the same tone as older, more derogatory meanings of the Western word "geek". Still, these enthusiast groups are extremely organized and, at least within their own area of interest, highly social. Recently some otaku have taken to calling themselves ''Akiba-Kei'' or "Akiba style", in reference to the Tokyo neighbourhood of Akihabara where electronics shops, anime merchandising and [[CosplayCafe maid cafes cafes]] abound. Female otaku, and especially those interested in [[YaoiGenre BL]], are called sometimes ''fujoshi'' or ''otome'', the latter because they cluster around Otome Road in Ikebukuro and the former being a derogatory term for a YaoiFangirl derived from an alternate reading of "unnatural woman".which means "rotten girl".


* ''[[GyaruGirl Gyaru]]'' - "Gal" culture, an emulation of what Japanese perceive to be Western beauty standards, including [[DarkSkinnedBlonde tanned skin and blonde hair]], revealing clothing, and an outgoing personality, all of which contrast with [[YamatoNadeshiko a traditional Japanese beauty]]. Very consumer and fashion oriented. This includes ''kogal'', ''ganguro'', and ''yamanba'' groups. A male version is ''gyaru-oh''. Please see the trope page for more detail.

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* ''[[GyaruGirl Gyaru]]'' ''{{Gyaru|Girl}}'' - "Gal" culture, an emulation of what Japanese perceive to be Western beauty standards, including [[DarkSkinnedBlonde tanned skin and blonde hair]], revealing clothing, and an outgoing personality, all of which contrast with [[YamatoNadeshiko a traditional Japanese beauty]]. Very consumer and fashion oriented. This includes ''kogal'', ''ganguro'', and ''yamanba'' groups. A male version is ''gyaru-oh''. Please see the trope page for more detail.



* ''{{Hikikomori}}'' - Young people who withdraw from active life outside their home. They often withdraw into isolated existences with no face to face contact and a refusal to leave their homes or rooms. While not specifically a subculture per se, their behaviour and living styles tend to follow similar patterns. Many of them hang around the notorious [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2channel 2ch]] (ni-channel) web boards. Most anime is aware of the subculture, but because it also often includes some otaku it's a sensitive topic to address.

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* ''{{Hikikomori}}'' - Young people who withdraw from active life outside their home. They often withdraw into isolated existences with no face to face contact and a refusal to leave their homes or rooms. While not specifically a subculture per se, their behaviour and living styles tend to follow similar patterns. Many of them hang around the notorious [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2channel 2ch]] (ni-channel) [[ImageBoards web boards.boards]]. Most anime is aware of the subculture, but because it also often includes some otaku it's a sensitive topic to address.



For further study into Japenese Subcultures, there e a free online course - "An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures" here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intro-to-japanese-subculture

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For further study into Japenese Subcultures, there e subcultures, there's a free online course - "An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures" here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intro-to-japanese-subculture


* The US film ''TokyoPop'' is actually most noticeable (and most remembered now) for its cameo by the members of Music/XJapan, which was at the time one of the very first VisualKei bands as the subculture began.

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* The US film ''TokyoPop'' ''Film/TokyoPop'' is actually most noticeable (and most remembered now) for its cameo by the members of Music/XJapan, which was at the time one of the very first VisualKei bands as the subculture began.


* LolitaFashion, including "[[ElegantGothicLolita Gothic]]", "Sweet", "Classical", "Punk", and a number of other variants.

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* LolitaFashion, UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion, including "[[ElegantGothicLolita Gothic]]", "Sweet", "Classical", "Punk", and a number of other variants.


* Yuka Otowa's looks in ''{{Crescendo}}'' are all but stated to be based on the ''kogal''. She lacks the tan but she does have the dangerously short skirt, cleavage-showing shirt and the loose socks worn by the ko-gals, alongside the lighter than the standard (and most likely bleached) hair.

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* Yuka Otowa's looks in ''{{Crescendo}}'' ''{{VisualNovel/Crescendo|EienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro}}'' are all but stated to be based on the ''kogal''. She lacks the tan but she does have the dangerously short skirt, cleavage-showing shirt and the loose socks worn by the ko-gals, alongside the lighter than the standard (and most likely bleached) hair.


* [[VideoGame/Persona5 brings several subcultures into specific relief, including but not limited to ''Gyaru'' (Ann Takamaki), ''Yankii'' (Ryuji Sakamoto), Lolita Goth (Tae Takemi), and at least one ''Otaku'' for traditional art (Yusuke Kitagawa).

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* [[VideoGame/Persona5 ''VideoGame/Persona5'' brings several subcultures into specific relief, including but not limited to ''Gyaru'' (Ann Takamaki), ''Yankii'' (Ryuji Sakamoto), Lolita Goth (Tae Takemi), and at least one ''Otaku'' for traditional art (Yusuke Kitagawa).


* [[VideoGame/Persona5 brings several subcultures into specific relief, including but not limited to ''Gyaru'' (Ann Takamaki), ''Yankii'' (Ryuji Sakamoto), and at least one ''Otaku'' for traditional art (Yusuke Kitagawa).

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* [[VideoGame/Persona5 brings several subcultures into specific relief, including but not limited to ''Gyaru'' (Ann Takamaki), ''Yankii'' (Ryuji Sakamoto), Lolita Goth (Tae Takemi), and at least one ''Otaku'' for traditional art (Yusuke Kitagawa).



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* [[VideoGame/Persona5 brings several subcultures into specific relief, including but not limited to ''Gyaru'' (Ann Takamaki), ''Yankii'' (Ryuji Sakamoto), and at least one ''Otaku'' for traditional art (Yusuke Kitagawa).


* School-ambiented shonen manga aplenty have examples of ''yankii''. For example, Yusuke and Kuwabara (who even has a red ducktail) from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. This is even discussed in ''SlamDunk'', when one of Haruko's friends voices her concern about her befriending Sakuragi (and his buddies, by extension) for being ''yankii''. Sakuragi later finds a new purpose in life through basketball [[spoiler: and the also gangster Mitsui returns to the sport]].

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* School-ambiented shonen manga aplenty have examples of ''yankii''. For example, Yusuke and Kuwabara (who even has a red ducktail) from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. This is even discussed in ''SlamDunk'', ''Manga/SlamDunk'', when one of Haruko's friends voices her concern about her befriending Sakuragi (and his buddies, by extension) for being ''yankii''. Sakuragi later finds a new purpose in life through basketball [[spoiler: and the also gangster Mitsui returns to the sport]].



For further study into Japenese Subcultures, there e a free online course - "An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures" here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intro-to-japanese-subculture



For further study into Japenese Subcultures you can explore a free online course - "An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures" here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/intro-to-japanese-subculture


* Karl Taro Greenfeld's [[http://moorghen.com/stories/2015/2/1/speed-tribes-revisited-an-hour-with-karl-taro-greenfeld Speed Tribes]] is all about interviews with young Japanese people from the very early nineties, and it logically includes these subcultures. The chapter that involves the ''Bosozoku'' is specially famous.

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* Karl Taro Greenfeld's [[http://moorghen.com/stories/2015/2/1/speed-tribes-revisited-an-hour-with-karl-taro-greenfeld Speed Tribes]] is all about interviews with young Japanese people from the very early nineties, and it logically includes these subcultures. The chapter that involves the ''Bosozoku'' is specially famous.famous, and another chapter follows the last years of the Visual Kei band Zi:Kill.

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