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Clothing Damage in anime and manga.


  • In 009-1 Mylene Hoffman, Agent 009-1, gets clothing damage on a number of occasions; she also has machine guns in her breasts that cause clothing damage every time she fires them.
  • A male example in Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts: Hideyoshi suffers Stripperiffic Clothing Damage in episode five, complete with Bishie Sparkle and Yoshii blushing.
  • An early episode of Bastard!! has a villain throwing one of the female leads into a pit full of clothing-eating green slime.
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  • Betrayal Knows My Name: Shusei gets a good deal of the front of his shirt ripped up as a result of being subject to torture by Ashley. And while fighting Ashley leaves a few tears in Hotsuma's clothing with her metal claw-like weapon.
  • Beyblade
    • Male example: in episode 49 in the first season, Ray's clothes get torn up by the bit-beast Falborg's wind attacks.
    • Kai gets most of his shirt ripped off in season 3. His very defined chest is revealed very nicely for about 5 or 6 episodes. Young fangirls rejoiced!
  • Bleach:
    • Ichigo particularly has this problem; the poor guy can't even fight a Battle in the Center of the Mind without baring his abs. The manga has taken this to its logical extreme, with Ichigo explaining that, since his outfit changes when he assumes bankai, his shirt takes damage in proportion to how much spirit power he loses. As he rests, the robes mend.
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    • Not that he wears much to begin with, but Grimmjow loses his jacket during his second fight with Ichigo.
  • Blue Seed
    • Tends to happen to Momiji a lot. Like in the first episode, and the characters (particularly her love interest) make fun of it through the rest of the season (and beyond).
    • Kusanagi himself occasionally destroys the upper part of his trademark outfit during his transformations and ends up shirtless. His orange skin notwithstanding.
  • In Brave10, everybody gets their time to shine as the victim of this trope. Ninja attacks are very precise about tearing open holes in clothes without shredding them altogether in the series.
  • In Chapter 18/Episode 8A of Castle Town Dandelion, all of Akane's clothing burst due to a Power Incontinence of her Gravity Master power.
  • All the time in Cat Planet Cuties, primarily due to the fact that the Catians are Actual Pacifists so all their weaponry is designed to destroy non-living matter without harming any living tissue, so most fights end up with the bad guys naked and embarrassed but unharmed. Two of the main characters even have a duel of "last one with clothing left wins."
  • A Certain Magical Index:
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    • In the first episode, Index wants to see a demonstration of Touma's Anti-Magic powers, and boasts that since her clothes are magical, it should work. Touma touches her clothes, which promptly explode.
    • This also comes up later, since it seems as if all religious clothing is enchanted, and thus destroyed by Touma's hand. One notable occasion has two nuns wearing clothes that bind them from using magic. Touma, logically, thinks he should destroy these... but everyone else stops him. Later, after getting knocked unconscious, he finds the girls looking at him demurely. Apparently their rescuers used his hand to destroy their bindings while he was sleeping.
      Index: Tou-ma... you did something perverted again...
      Touma: Wait, no, you can't blame me this time!
    • A member of the Amakusa, Itsuwa, actually invokes this trope in a fight with a powerful enemy. She enchants her clothing in such a way that it takes the damage meant for her body, making even normal clothing act like proper armor.
    • A minor antagonist called Jeans Slasher is a swordswoman who assaults people and cuts up their jeans with her sword skillfully enough to avoid harming them.
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun:
    • Mikoto's shirt gets torn during her back-to-back battles with Frenda and Mugino. She was wearing a tank top underneath.
    • The sheer power given off during Mikoto's Level 6 Shift burns all her clothing to ashes. Touma covers her with his jacket.
  • Chrono Crusade
    • Rosette has most of her clothing torn off during her fight with Rizelle. (So badly that in the anime, the next episode shows her wearing a sack in place of her normal uniform and has to borrow clothing from somewhere in the manga.) Lampshaded when Rizelle mockingly says the effect is quite pretty.
    • Satella Harvenheit also gets her clothes shredded occasionally, most notably in her fight with Fiore in the end.
    • The manga shows Chrono's clothes dissolving in a flashback to when he was first crowned 1000 demon slayer, or whichever version you prefer.
  • Claymore is a great example of this trope done believably and decidedly not for fanservice. While the women in the series are certainly attractive, and they do end up with torn clothing very often, it's because they're throwing themselves into battle against monsters on a weekly basis. It's never a case of magical clothing damage that leaves them untouched; their clothing is being damaged due to things like having their limbs torn/cut/bitten off, or being impaled through the stomach, or having their chests gashed open. Granted, many of the humanoid monsters of the series wander around sans-clothing, or lose it when they transform into gigantic Eldritch Abominations, but it's hard to stay focused on the fact that they're naked when they're ripping out the warriors' guts, slicing them quite literally into chunks, or torturing them to death.

    The only time the nudity ever has attention drawn to it, it's a Plot Point, wherein one of the warriors tears off her shirt to showcase the Body Horror that is done to turn them into Half-Human Hybrids: They're sliced open from throat to crotch, have monster flesh and blood shoved inside of them, and then the wound is crudely stitched up. And no, it does not heal. Their intestines are nearly on display any time they take their shirts off.
  • Makina in Corpse Princess tends to suffer serious rips to her clothes before killing the Monster of the Week.
  • Honey Kisaragi's Transformation Sequence in the various versions of Cutey Honey. Also, a little humorous clothing damage occurs on occasion. (Her reaction to that varies from episode to episode, though she never cares about the seconds spent naked while her outfit is disassembling and reforming.)
  • In Defense Devil, every time demonic defense lawyer Kucabara defeats a Shinigami, his final attack destroys every inch of their clothing. As of chapter seventeen, this has led to the complete stripping of one (delicious) female, and two males.
  • In Demon City Shinjuku, the skirt of Sayaka's dress gets ripped a good bit.
  • Devil Hunter Yohko invokes this during her Transformation Sequence and during fight scenes. Justified since she and the demons she faces use bladed weapons.
  • Devilman has to inflict this on his own clothing during Transformation Sequences.
  • Devilman Lady goes even further — her pants go bye-bye too when she transforms into a she-devil. Her handler remarks that she's going to have to remember to bring Jun an extra set of clothes for missions.
  • Funnily enough, it's the men in D.Gray-Man that suffer the most Clothing Damage. Allen and Kanda especially suffer from this, constantly having most of their shirt torn up. Lenalee also gets her jacket burnt off during her battle with Eshi.
  • Dog Days embodies this trope. Since battles cause no physical harm (well, in protected areas and to native people), if a high-level fighter gets hit by an attack she loses her outer clothing. It just so happens most of these fighters are women...
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Played for comedic effect in Dragon Ball when a child Goku seems to have no problem fighting in front of a large crowd completely naked (his clothes destroyed by his Oozaru transformation). Similarly, he is unfazed when only his pants are completely destroyed in a later battle.
    • This is the only kind of damage Tao Pai Pai takes from the Kamehameha. This actually turns into a plot point: Tao is so vain that he immediately departs to get a new set of clothes, and his outfit is so fancy that it takes three days to make, giving Goku the time he needs to unlock more potential and become strong enough to defeat him.
    • Recoome's chest and butt are exposed by a blast from Vegeta. It's Played for Laughs rather than Fanservice.
    • Goku's shirt is stripped off so often that you can gauge where in the fight you are by it: if it's still there, and the enemy looks dead, it isn't over yet. Apparently, aliens are immortal unless Goku is topless. His pants, while they may get tattered, never get shredded the way his shirt does, at least not once he gets old enough that fighting pantsless would cause trouble with the censors.
    • In any fight involving fighters with Freeza-army armornote , the shoulder pauldrons and waist faulds around the waist nearly always get at least partially broken off. Later iterations of the stuff leave off the pauldrons and faulds altogether.
    • 18 gets her clothes torn up when fighting Vegeta, but gets a new set later.
    • Also, Videl gets her clothes torn up when fighting Spopovitch.
    • 17 gets his shirt destroyed in a battle against Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks.
    • Vegeta gets his first major clothing damage in episode 126 of Dragon Ball Super when he uses his Final Explosion attack to defeat Toppo, after using it his shirt, armor, and gloves have been destroyed.
    • After Goku's clothes spent most of Super only undergoing relatively conservative damage (He came out of both the Resurrection F and Future Trunks saga with only a small hole in his gi), he is slowly and classically stripped down first to his undershirt and eventually to his bare chest in the Universal Survival Arc.
  • Dragon Half. Apparently, the only thing strong enough to stop the Big Bad's son's Laser Blade just happens to be the Heroine's Boobs of Steel. Said weapon is tough enough to cut through stone pillars, even parts of the audience, but yet when the heroine gets hit with it, all it does is cut her bra off.
  • In an arc of Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monshō where the main characters have to fight the commanders of the Demon Army, Yao, the essential token female heroine, has her pants strategically torn at the thigh areas (by the artist). All the male characters still get to keep their clothes intact.
  • Durarara!! gets one. In episode 3, Shizuo punches a thug so hard his clothes fly off from him!
  • In Elfen Lied, Nana gets this while being attacked by Mariko at the end of episode 11.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Happens a lot, especially to Lucy. Most notably, during a theater play. As her skirt is on fire, Erza shreds Lucy's clothes with her sword in front of the whole audience. Also during her battle with Flare Corona during the Grand Magic Games, where the only effect that Flare's flaming hair attack has on her is burning through her boots.
    • Erza gets this too, though she usually switches armor shortly after. Although after a long fight, Erza will leave her damaged clothing on for some time.
    • Despite having in the most battles, Natsu doesn't seem to get this as much. Possibly justified, since he doesn't ever wear a shirt to begin with. Just a vest and a scarf. His pants and vest are often frayed and worn by the end of a fight, though. And his scarf changed colors once, when it absorbed Zeref's malicious magic.
    • Gray subverts this. He takes his clothes off in advance. And not just before fights. Avoiding clothing damage is not the reason, he just likes taking his shirt off. And other clothes.
    • Jellal, when fighting Natsu. His overcoat catches fire as he takes it off and it burns to ashes in an instant. This is the only effect Natsu's attack has on him.
    • Happens to Angel during her battle against Lucy. After getting hit by the Urano Metria Spell, it immediately left her clothes all tattered and many holes and tears were formed in her gloves and stockings as a result of the spell's blast. Even one of her shoes get blown apart. Lucy, whose conscious blacked out during the spell, comments that she looks like she fought a tornado head-on.
    • Dimaria Yesta from the Alvarez Empire weaponised this trope. Seriously, clothing damage is one of her primary means of combat. More specifically, her power is stopping time. She can do literally anything she wants to her target. Destroying their clothes for the humiliation factor is just amusing to her. Karma hits her back when E.N.D does this to her, while also brutalizing her.
  • Clothing damage is the subject of Chapter 38 of The Everyday Life of Heroes. After the rest of the party goes down, their clothes in bad condition, the summoner tears their own clothes in despair.
  • Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury has a few moments of this in the anime versions (the second anime special and the movie), but specially in the movie where Hauer rips up her dress with his powers when she earlier rejects his advances.
  • In Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, Tanaka shields Illya from an enemy's lightning attack. Her clothes are reduced to ashes, leaving her naked, but she seems to be totally unharmed.
  • Fist of the North Star:
    • Rei uses his Nanto Seiken style to slice off Mamiya's clothing to prove a point, exposing her breasts. His point being that if Mamiya truly renounced her femininity, then she wouldn't need to cover her chest.
    • Kenshiro's jacket and shirt explode off his body when he powers up to kill the Villain of the Week. Somehow both are shown good as new by the next episode, despite the resource scarce Crapsack World Ken lives in meaning such clothing would be hard to come by.
  • In Flame of Recca, Fuuko. To a less extent some of the guys will have their clothing damaged, but the amount of battles which DON'T end with the poor girl half naked could probably be counted on one hand. Lampshaded during her battle with Fujimaru, where he deliberately aimed at her clothes for his own enjoyment, leaving only her underwear. Afterwards his teammate gave her his coat.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
    • Edward Elric couldn't walk past a knife rack without his shirt shredding itself to pieces to reveal his arm. Or his arm and torso.
    • Never mind Ed, Major Armstrong parodies this trope to hilarious effect. He will rip off his shirt at the drop of a hat — in order to show determination, moral conviction, or even sympathy and sadness. It seems to be how he deals with almost any situation. He even uses it when deciding his friendship with Sig Curtis. One scene in the 2003 anime version had him punch an incoming stone fist so hard that his shirt explodes, revealing his almost hilariously buff figure.
      "♥♥♥ THIS SHIRT-RIPPING TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE ARMSTRONG FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS! ♥♥♥"
    • Speaking of Curtis, he does the same thing in the friendship scene, flexing so hard his shirt tears off.
    • Roy Mustang mostly averts this trope, as he stays surprisingly clothed throughout the series. However, in episode 19 of Brotherhood, when Mustang is stabbed by Lust, and must resort to searing his wound closed. This leads to a climactic scene in which Mustang is shown with his uniform jacket and shirt undone, revealing his injured chest, as he incinerates Lust to death again and again with Havoc's lighter.
  • Full Metal Panic!:
    • The final episode of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, where the scary, deadly, biotoxin turns out to be a bacteria that disintegrates synthetic fibers. Which the entire school's uniforms are made of. This GIF sums it up.
    • When having a Whispered flashback, Kaname rips her clothes to expose her cleavage for no apparent reason.
  • Fushigi Yuugi:
    • When Yui summons Seiryu and he grants her his divine power, her beautiful ceremonial clothes are ripped to shreds.
    • Also, Miaka's school uniform is never a match for any of Nakago's chi attacks.
  • Future Diary once featured Yuno with her blouse and bra ripped open as a result of Tsubaki having her followers attempt to rape her.
  • Get Backers:
    • The women in the manga fall prey to this endlessly. It's extremely rare for any of the women to manage a single fight without losing almost all their clothes.
    • Ban Midou also often ends up with his shirt shredded into pieces whilst fighting. And when he doesn't end up totally losing his shirt, he usually ends up giving it to Himiko, who by that time rarely has any clothes on.
  • Ginrei from Giant Robo gets the upper part of her dress blasted off to reveal most of her cleavage.
  • Occurs numerous times in Girls Bravo for the Fanservice. A notable example is the time Kirie's clothes got ripped during a wrestling tournament.
  • When Itsuki and Akiha are handcuffed together in The Girl Who Leapt Through Space, Leopard decides to toy with them by slowly making parts of their Latex Space Suits disappear. Try as they might to go unnoticed, news of someone streaking around the school has already spread by the next day.
  • In Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!, Dark Grasper gets hit by a Wave Motion Gun from the heroes. She is completely unharmed, but all her clothes except her glasses were vaporized.
  • In Grenadier, Rushuna Tendou's clothing gets damaged so often, one would think her shirt was made entirely out of tissue paper. In the last episode, she actually manages to subdue The Dragon by tearing her shirt off and hugging her tight. Made really funny when the damaged article of clothing is her underwear, and she ends up running around the battlefield with her hand on her crotch while wailing "NOOOOO!!!" The rest of her outfit is also systematically reduced to tatters during the course of the same fight.
  • In Gunbuster, Noriko needs to access Gunbuster's core to activate Buster Machine #3. Since there's no auto eject, she decides to rip off Gunbuster's chestplate. And since Gunbuster runs on motion controls, Noriko does this by grabbing her top and tearing it, exposing one of her breasts.
  • .hack//SIGN:
    • The clothing of the main characters inexplicably disintegrates as they fall through space during the Theme Song. The camera always cuts away before anything naughty is revealed.
    • Subaru is assaulted and almost killed by another PK, destroying her clothes in the process.
    • When Tsukasa is attacked by The World, his clothes are also ripped apart.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Tai Episode 3. As a side effect of Ikuyo Suzuki's Weather-Control Machine exploding, all of the maids nearby (except Mariel) have their clothing disintegrate.
  • In Hayate × Blade?, Jun does this to Ayana with her "Kamaitachi" attack, which prompts a Lampshade Hanging by Hayate:
    Hayate: Yeee! Ayana!! Your clothes! They're all ripped and sexy now!! You rank number one in violent sexuality!!!
  • Hayate the Combat Butler:
    • Poked fun of when one girl's clothing is shredded by a monster attack while trapped in an RPG. Not just any monster, a slime monster. It'd be easier to tear clothing with Jello.
    • In a manga chapter, Sakuya is put into a suit to try and force Saki into gambling against Wataru's mother, she chooses to play roulette, and then Wataru and Saki find out that when they lose a round, Sakuya's outfit tears itself. You don't win roulette often indeed.
  • Hellsing: In a flashback scene of Sera's horrific childhood, a burglar rips off the shirt and bra from her mother's corpse and proceeds to rape the corpse.
  • High School D×D has the protagonist Issei use this as one of his primary skill called Dress Break. He applies it to Asia while she's strapped to a nuke, freeing her in the process. Well, even without this ability, it happens all the time with the female characters.
  • Highschool of the Dead has several promotional images of the girls in utterly shredded clothing, two still images during the anime's intro sequence, and several spreads in the manga, but never in the series proper, even though this series never shies away from Fanservice.
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord:
    • Diablo defeats Edelgard's army with a massive blast called White Nova. The blast completely erases the landscape and the army, but when the smoke clears, Edelgard is naked (in the manga, only her shorts remain, while in the anime, only her boots remain), covered with soot, and dazed. Diablo is shocked that she's still alive and intact.
    • Emile fights a hopeless battle against Gregor to defend Rem and Celestine. By the time Diablo comes to the rescue, Emile's armor and shirt have been destroyed, and he's heavily injured.
  • There's about a nine in ten chance that anytime a female character in Ikki Tousen (a.k.a. Battle Vixens) gets hit any clothing she's wearing from mid bust line down will go up in smoke.
  • InuYasha
    • Kagura's clothes are destroyed when Inu-Yasha uses Wind Scar on her. Then, when Goryomaru fires a laser at her, it destroys her clothes again.
    • When Inu-Yasha battles Goshinki, Goshinki claws him and his shirt explodes.
    • Naraku, Jakotsu and Sesshomaru also suffer from a very similar situation to lesser degrees.
  • In Jack to Mame no Ki when Tulip the giant finds out Margaret doesn't really want to marry him in his rage he grows taller and tears off his wedding suit and he's left in his tattered undershirt and boxers.
  • Katekyō Hitman Reborn!: Tsuna burns off all his clothes (except his boxers) every time he gets hit with the Dying Will Bullet. It happens at least once an episode until the series hits more serious tone and he gets some burn-resistant clothing. It still pops up occasionally and to a lesser extent from actual battle damage afterwards
  • Kaze no Stigma:
    • Ayano's clothes are shredded after a climactic fight with a wind demon.
    • In the manga, there are a few incidences where Kazuma damages Ayano's clothes. The first time Ayano and Kazuma fight in the anime, he causes a large rip in her skirt when she fights Catherine McDonald's Metatron.
  • Happens quite often in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple at female fighers, especially to Miu and Shigure. Kenichi also has a habit of losing his shirt during his fights.
  • In Kill la Kill, nearly every fight ends in this. This is because the combatants' abilities are granted by special "Life Fiber" uniforms that take on One-Winged Angel forms when activated; getting one's uniform destroyed means losing their abilities as well, something described as being "stripped of the will to fight".
    • Nonon gets this even before getting hit by Ryuko's finishing move which ends up showing her navel and most of her body.
    • In the finale, Ryuko's sentient outfit Senketsu uses up all his power to protect her from atmospheric reentry. He's reduced to ashes, leaving her naked, but it saves her life.
  • Legend of the Blue Wolves: Captain Continental rips off Jonathan's shirt before raping him.
  • Practically every time that Motoko uses some Kendo technique in Love Hina's manga, it is certain that some female clothes will be damaged.
  • Lupin III:
    • Has happened many times to Lupin and Fujiko. Fujiko is often in disguise when this happens to her, and when she has her disguise cut off, she's left in her underwear.
    • Also frequently inflicted on male Mooks by Goemon, who uses his Absurdly Sharp Blade to cut through their guns and their clothing, leaving them standing embarrassed in their boxers.
    • Lupin III: Dead or Alive has two examples:
      • Fujiko is introduced by walking into a gladiatorial area, wearing a cloak that covers her entire body, including obscuring her face. General Headhunter takes his boomerang-knives and throws them at her. They circle her and destroy her cloak before her fight, also acting as The Coats Are Off, signaling the start of their combat.
      • During their final conflict against the Nanomachines and General Headhunter, Lupin's shirt/tie are ripped, leaving his chest exposed.
  • In Maburaho a summoned monster manages to claw through Kuriko's shirt and bra, without so much as scratching her skin.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha:
    • Surprisingly uncommon, considering its infamous Transformation Sequence, but there's a very straight example near the end of The Original Series. Fate blocks Nanoha's Divine Buster, but the effort causes her Barrier Jacket to get torn in a lot of places.
    • The scene played out a bit differently in the manga, with both combatants getting hit hard by Precia's area magic. Fate still gets the worst of it, but Nanoha's barrier jacket gets torn up pretty badly as well.
    • In the first episode of A's, one of Vita's hammer attacks that destroys Nanoha's shield also destroys the first layer of her Barrier Jacket. (It's worthwhile to note that this situation was caused by an Unstoppable Rage when Nanoha damaged Vita's hat.) Vita's clothes also get significantly damaged after some difficult battles on a desert world.
    • Another significant example would be in Chapter 15 of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers manga, where Signum and Nanoha go at each other in a no holds barred exihbition duel. Again, Nanoha's outer layer of her jacket gets destroyed by the end, but Signum's armor is completely wasted, with significant rips in her underlayer of armor as well.
    • This happens quite a bit more in ViVid, which plays up the Fanservice elements. Pretty much everyone gets hit with this hard during the mock battle, but especially Fate, who first has her already Stripperific outfit shredded by Erio and then takes even more clothing damage after Nanoha and Teana bombard the field with Starlight Breakers, leaving her in nothing more than scraps.
  • Mahoromatic.
    • One chapter features a "Panty-thief Ninja" who devotes his entire life to — well, guess — and whose signature attack is the ability to destroy a girl's entire outfit with a single sword-stroke: so thoroughly does it work that the pieces of outfit left over to preserve modesty can be measured in square millimeters.
    • If that weren't enough, another chapter (also the Beach Episode) is devoted to the attack of the rampaging "Cloud Crab". Cloud Crab is a warehouse-sized robot crustacean that was originally designed by invading alien forces as an Anti-Android war mecha — except that a slight malfunction means that rather than hunting down and destroying androids, it grabs young women and tears their clothes off.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!:
    • All over the place; botched spells obliterate clothes (some do that even when they go right), robots are armed with clothes-destroying lasers, there's a clothes-eating octopus, clothes get petrified and then shattered...
    • Then there's Takane, who gets hit with this so often that the other characters (who are used to living in a universe where this happens on a daily basis) call her "the stripper" and she begins getting Stockholm Syndrome about it. Her main problem is the fact that most of her outfits are akin to armor made of magic, and so don't actually exist. If she loses consciousness, her spells deactivate, and with them goes her clothes. For some reason she never thinks to wear something underneath.
    • One of Fate's girls, Homura, is a Fire Elemental. Using her full powers leads to her body getting Wreathed in Flames, which also incinerates her clothes in an instant.
  • An early chapter in the Mai-HiME manga has some kind of water monster that melts girls' clothing. Possibly justified because it was looking for HiME, who are identifiable by marks that can appear anywhere on their bodies. (When it actually catches one of the HiME, it locks her in to suffocate her.)
  • The title character in Maicchingu Machiko Sensei apparently wears clothes made of paper since they get ripped off very easily about Once per Episode.
  • Manyu Hikencho has this in most episodes. Not even Chifusa, the main character, is immune to this; In the very first episode, her sarashi is destroyed... by the sheer force of her breasts expanding against it.
  • MÄR:
    • When Dorothy's (the manga's chief Ms. Fanservice) opponent tears off the left half of her dress. She is unfazed until this is pointed out... several chapters later. Ginta even Lampshade Hangs this by saying: "Well, you survived, even if your dress didn't!"
    • When Dorothy is fighting Chimera, this is commented on when she summons her guardian. Strangely enough, despite all of the girls battling, Dorothy seems to be the only one to suffer a significant loss coverage and has to constantly cover her bare breast.
    • In the anime, only Dorothy and Alviss ever suffered from this. Probably because they were the oldest members of the team with the most fanservicey figures, whereas Ginta and Jack are pretty short and skinny kids and Snow is a petite fourteen year old girl. Its worth noting this never happens in the manga, either.
  • Master of Martial Hearts:
    • In addition to the fact that the fighters are all apparently wearing tissue paper that looks like clothes, there was one instance where a girl got punched in the shoulder and her skirt basically exploded.
    • Another girl took a blow to the face, causing her bra to fly off — which tears through her shirt in the process.
    • Occasionally subverted in that while her opponents tend to wind up over-exposed, Aya almost never loses anything but outerwear. (A notable exception is the poolside fight with Yuu, where she is only wearing a swimsuit to begin with.)
  • Mazinger Z:
    • It happens to Sayaka Yumi in the original manga sometimes (too many times for her liking). Given that it was created by Go Nagai, the man who introduced Fanservice in anime, it is not surprising.
    • In one chapter, several female robots with blades replacing her arms sliced her dress to ribbons, without actually cutting her flesh or underwear.
    • Great Mazinger: Jun Hono suffered from this more often than Sayaka (much to her disliking).
    • It also happens to Boss in Mazinkaiser, when the Gamia Q sisters attempt to assassinate him, thinking he's Kouji. His school uniform and his boxers are torn to ribbons by their hair.
  • Male example: In Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch it gets to the point where you wonder if Kaito has any shirts left...
  • A chapter of Midori Days does this when a pervert on the subway cuts two girls' skirts on the rush hour train. The first one finds this out after several shocked stares; the second doesn't discover this until a lot later.
  • Happens in My Hero Academia occasionally, usually not for fanservice. Indeed, the first time that protagonist Izuku wears his hero costume for a lesson, the hood gets completely ripped up.
  • In Mysterious Girlfriend X, the title character does this to herself and others with a pair of scissors she keeps in her panties.
  • Najica Blitz Tactics, among its ineffable quantity of fanservice, includes damaging some weird clothes usually worn by Humaritts.
  • Naruto:
    • Kakashi loses his Konoha vest to one of Kakuzu's wind jutsus, but seems otherwise unhurt when he re-emerges after the attack.
    • Any time this happens to an Akatsuki member, you know that they are going to die. Averted with Kisame, Zetsu, and Tobi who have all removed their cloaks and are either still alive or die a long time after removing it.
    • And in the second Shippuden movie, at one point the villain hits Naruto with an attack that removes a portion of the jacket covering his back.
  • One of the cheesier episodes in the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga is when the Emperor decides to give Nausicaä "a good thrashing". His goons basically just tear her trademark clothes apart.
  • Happens NEEDLESS to the whole female cast. The girls seriously can't do anything without having half their clothing rip to shreds. Lampshaded in the manga as an accurate visual representation of how damaged people are, to which Madam Black of St. Rose Academy responds by wearing clothes of steel.
  • One Piece:
    • Mr. 3 uses his Wax-Wax powers to trap Zoro, Nami and Vivi on a giant wax sculpture, with a rotating set of candles slowly encasing them in wax. Usopp manages to release them, burning away Nami's shirt and singing Vivi's, but leaving Zoro's untouched. Usopp also burns off Luffy's vest in order to save him from the Color Trap that Miss Goldenweek painted on it.
    • Lampshaded in an SBS, where when questioned why his character's clothes never were fully destroyed despite their various body-changing powers, Oda answered "If they fought naked, wouldn't it kind of change the emphasis of the manga?"
    • Whenever Hody Jones took the energy steroids his resulting transformations would destroy his shirts.
    • Hancock in 3D2Y suffers a bit of this during her fight with Nightin who was hoping to go for a Defeat by Modesty, which fails for two reasons A) Hancock doesn't really care and B) even while holding her dress together, Nightin ain't a match for a Warlord.
  • Aisha ClanClan of Outlaw Star is prone to this. Partly because her skin is significantly tougher than her ceremonial armor, but mostly because her own powered forms are a bit bigger than her clothing.
  • In one episode of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Panty gets Stocking to slice off her shorts so that she can access her panties during a fight scene.
  • Perfect Blue: When trying to rape Mima near the end of the movie, Me-Mania rips her shirt open, slices the corner of it, and tears the rest of her clothes off.
  • Pokémon Adventures:
    • Exploited by Green; when in a bind she baits her enemy into an attack that rips her dress top, releasing two Pokéballs that she hid in Victoria's Secret Compartment.
    • Happens again when White is hit by a powerful razor leaf, and her shirt tears up to her navel. Her clothes remain in this state for the rest of the chapter.
  • In Popcorn Avatar, Lisa's initial cheerleader outfit is torn to the point of needing a replacement in Chapter 5.
  • The result of Mea's standoff with the ghost girl from episode 4 of Popotan. While she apparently has the power to withstand powerful energy attacks, her clothes do not.
  • Princess Tutu:
    • While not particularly for fanservice, Fakir’s clothes are torn from fights so often that it’s become a fandom joke to portray him as uncormfortable unless his clothes are torn in some way. It doesn’t help that when not in his school uniform or battle clothes, he wears a blue shirt with a ripped sleeve.
    • Ahiru suffers this as her Magical Girl alter ego Princess Tutu when she goes up against the Ghost Knight in Akt. 18. Justified in that knight mercilessly attacks her with a sword, and she suffers injuries. After fainting, she is taken home by Fakir, and her injuries are bandaged.
  • In Project A-ko, Ako's first fight with D has her shirt and dress being sliced in some rather interesting places.
  • Plenty of times in Queen's Blade. Special mention goes to Airi, who has her clothes regenerate and then get damaged again.
  • Rail Wars!. Haruka suffers a tear in her school uniform in episode 6, and also gradually sheds her clothing throughout the episode due to running away with Naoto from a possible threat on his life.
  • Ranma ½:
    • There is an amusing Double Subversion in an early anime episode. Ranma's shirt gets slashed low on the chest, and it's even lampshaded by Ranma's dialogue complaining about his favorite shirt. The subversion? He's male at the time. Of course, then he jumps through a fountain... and doesn't realize it until thirty seconds later when we've all had a good long look at "his" underboobs.
    • Battle-damage to Ranma's shirts happens while in female form. In her first fight against Mousse, he was intentionally ripping off all of her clothes, since he thought it was a disguise. When he eventually succeeds, Akane steps in and gives Ranma a change of clothes. Much to the despair of their high school's male population, most of whom were watching the fight at the time.
    • Another deliberate instance in the Battle Dogi story arc: the only way to remove the Dogi (other than seducing the owner to get the Dogi to reject her) is with a solid strike to the yin-yang belt buckle, which makes the suit burst into shreds. Too bad for the owner that the Dogi always disintegrates whatever she's already wearing when being summoned.
  • Pretty much a given for any fight in Rave Master (unless you're watching the anime). Special mention goes to Julia, for having her first fight include so much Clothing Damage that afterwards all she has left is her underwear and a bra fashioned from the remains of her shirt.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: Utena's clothes get torn up during her second duel with Touga.
  • Ronin Warriors
    • The second OAV, "Kikoutei Densetsu", has Ryo get his shirt shredded early on by the film's antagonist.
    • Also happens later in the OVA as the White and Black Inferno armors dismantle each other during the final battle.
  • In one of the first battles of the The Sacred Blacksmith anime, Cecily's armor takes a beating but survives relatively intact... until after the battle when, while facing and talking to Luke, the chestplate shatters.
  • In Saikano, Chise's transformations as the Ultimate Weapon inevitably destroyed her blouses, and on at least one occasion left her completely naked.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • There's one very interesting example in episode 27. Bit character Urawa has a horrible nightmare about Ami, as Sailor Mercury, being attacked — but the only thing that gets damaged is her uniform, which, by the end of the vision, is just a few perfectly positioned scraps over her naughty bits that are slowly disappearing as it ends.
    • In episode 44, when the senshi have their final confrontation with Kunzite each of them gets their clothing cut by his attack. Sailor Moon even references this in her speech before defeating him.
    • Near the end of the series, Eternal Sailor Moon is attacked by Sailor Galaxia in such a way that her brooch dis destroyed. Unlike other incidents, Usagi is rendered nude by it instead of putting her back in her normal clothes.
    • The movies also loved to do this. In the Sailor Moon R movie, Fiore crushes Sailor Moon's brooch in a way that her uniform unravels into ribbons and in the Sailor Moon Super S movie, Sailor Chibi Moon is struck by energy, causing her uniform to unravel.
  • In Act 1 of Sailor Moon Crystal, before Sailor Moon even arrives to fight her, Monster of the Day Morga has somehow managed to tear her dress bodice down the middle offscreen in such a way that the audience gets a view of her inexplicably braless cleavage; quite the visual since she's also got her Game Face on.
  • Plenty of times in Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi. Tsubasa's fighting style is dependent on clothing damage.
  • In one episode of Sasami San At Ganbaranai Sasami attacks Kagami with acid rain that steadily dissolves her clothes, causing them to become more and more ragged.
  • In Seiken Tsukai No World Break, Ranjou suffers this when she's hit from behind by Isurugi's axe during a practice match.
  • Sekirei:
    • A standard of the series, to such a degree that one has to wonder if MBI purposefully designs their clothing to shred easily. It also serves as a legitimate battle tactic, since every Sekirei's Weak Point is usually covered and requires an exposed back to exploit. Tearing off an opponent's top is a valid means of accessing a potential One-Hit Kill.
    • It's worth noting the variety of ways this trope is invoked in the series. Often it's standard titillation with convenient rips that avoid showing anything too objectionable, but sometimes a character can lose everything but their panties without any indication that it's intended to be sexy. Once, a Sekirei's clothes only ripped over one breast, exposing a nipple, while the rest of her clothes remained totally undamaged, flying in the face of most other uses of this trope, where the remaining shreds act as convenient censorship.
  • Exagerrated in Sengoku Basara: Ran Sei Ran Bu (Manga adaptation of the first game): when Sasuke and Kasuga duel at Kawanakajima, he kicks her in the exposed midriff as he attacks her, but when Kasuga lands and he holds a blade at her throat her ninja suit is torn apart and half-shred. The fact that in this adaptation Kasuga has conspicuously larger breasts probably helps.
  • This happens all over the place in the Anime of the Game for Senran Kagura, mirroring the source material. In fact, given the juxtaposition of Bloodless Carnage with characters sincerely trying to kill each other, clothing damage serves a genuine dramatic purpose of illustrating how intense a fight is.
  • Shakugan no Shana:
    • Sorath steals Shana's sword and with one slash, destroys her necklace and cuts her shirt down the middle.
    • On separate occasions, Margery and Shana get knocked unconscious and their clothes completely destroyed by the explosion of power generated by Marchosias and Alastor, respectively, manifesting in the physical world.
  • Shinkon Gattai Godannar!!. Anna getting her wedding dress torn up in the first episode.
  • In Gourry's first appearance in the Slayers anime, he grabs a bandit, tosses the man in the air, and before the bandit hits the ground, Gourry has sliced all of the man's clothes off without scratching him.
  • In So, I Can't Play H!, the girls' battle outfits are created by their powers and start to fall apart as they run low on energy.
  • Happens in nearly every episode of Steel Angel Kurumi. In fact, in one episode of Steel Angel Kurumi 2, the main character apparently has the ability to completely obliterate her outfit by flexing in just the right way.
  • In Street Fighter II: The Manga Vega's claw tears Chun-Li's dress, forcing her to fight with one hand holding up her clothes.
  • Happens to both Ken and Chun-Li in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie; M. Bison deflects Ken's Hadouken back at him completely tearing off his shirt and reducing his pants to shorts and Vega ambushes Chun-Li in her hotel room with his claws ripping her shirt.
  • In Strike Witches, Charlotte Yeager manages to break the sound barrier during an engagement. She's so fast that she slams onto the enemy, tearing both the enemy and her clothes apart. The rescue squad (Yoshika and Lynnette) can only nervously laugh while they carry her nude body back to base.
  • In the penultimate episode of Tiger & Bunny, Kotetsu takes the brunt of an energy blast that not only obliterates his Powered Armor, but nearly half his undersuit with it.
  • Tokyo Ravens: Happens once to Natsume after a Sword Beam shreds her clothing, and it's plot relevant. It was also intentional by her attacker as he was trying to locate a shikigami talisman presumably hidden in her clothes.
  • To Love-Ru has clothing damage about every other chapter. In the anime, every episode. Doesn't matter what the cause is, any female in the cast is going to get her clothing torn off in some way.
  • Torako, Anmari Kowashicha Dame da yo:
    • The sheer wind pressure from even Torako's most gentle swings are capable of completely obliterating clothing, as Takano repeatedly finds out the hard way by multiple Defeats by Modesty.
    • In chapter 13, Torako's brother, Mashiro, loses most of his clothes in the process of stopping Torako from fatally glomping Takano due to the force he's stopping. He's completely naked from the shoulders down as he thanks the Pet Raising Club for being Torako's friend and asking they take care of her. He's used to this enough that he has spare clothes all set to change into immediately afterward.
  • An aspect of the characters' power in Ultimate Girls. The instability of their transformations causes their clothing to disintegrate from the moment they transform, potentially leaving them completely nude when they run out of time. Fortunately, their powers are enhanced by their embarrassment, so the closer this outcome gets the more powerful they become. Further, the girls' transformation sequences actually destroy whatever they happen to be wearing at the time. This means that if they don't strip down prior to transforming they'll have nothing to wear when they change back.
  • Vaan has to shred his own shirt whenever he popped his wings in The Vision of Escaflowne.
  • In episode seven of Wandaba Style, the girls' standard sweatsuits are so worn from all the experiments that Teen Genius Susumu had put them through that Sakura and Himawari's burst to pieces with slight provocation (Sakura provoked hers to prove to Susumu that they needed new clothes, Himawari just got too into her dramatic monologue). The same happens to Ayame and Yuri's outfits when Susumu sends them down a tunnel in freefall to get to their new clothes.
  • Doronjo of Yatterman is a regular victim of this trope, as is tradition for Time Bokan villains. Her lackeys Boyacky and Tonzura also experience this, though it isn't nearly as titillating. This has been severely toned down in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
  • A frequent occurrence in Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs.
    • Happens to Yuuna in chapter 1 when a priest decides to exorcise her.
    • Chapter 6 involves a spirit that eats the clothes of couples in a park. The trope ensues as Sagiri and Kogarashi barely escape its clutches.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho:
    • Frequent male examples, usually to Yusuke, but everyone except Kurama usually ends up shirtless by the end of a fight. An early chapter of the manga that didn't make the anime also has a female example.
    • Hiei gets a particularly ridiculous scene during the Dark Tournament while summoning the Dragon of the Darkness Flame for the first time. We're treated to a dramatic closeup of his shirt ripping.


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