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People who prefer going barefoot in anime and manga.


  • In Animal Land, the five humans who can speak to animals all go around barefooted.
  • Akari in ARIA, tends to go barefoot to her heart's content. During Aqua Alta, the water would get so high even galoshes weren't enough to keep it at bay, and if her galoshes filled up with water as she waded along, she'd take them off, drain them, and then stuff them in her miniature gondola. She'd then casually roam around the flooded streets barefoot and feel the comforting sensation of cold water lapping her feet and the cold cobblestone pavement underneath her soles. She also spent her first visit to the Himeya totally barefoot, having already taken her boots off from the floodwaters as she entered the building. During her second Aqua Alta, Akatsuki even joined her in ditching their soaked-through galoshes.
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  • Komura from Ashigei Shoujo Komurasan epitomizes this trope so much that she takes it to its logical conclusion; she strictly uses her feet for every little task in even the most implausible of situations. Justified as she comes from a line of really talented acrobats.
  • Shinobu Oshino of Bakemonogatari tends to be barefoot, especially in her youngest-looking form. She's a vampire and very childish, and it makes sense she would find it hard to wear shoes in her compressed size when she grows bigger from drinking blood and was accustomed to wearing shoes in her normal mature size.
    • Nadeko Sengoku describes a hatred toward footwear in the light novels, especially socks. When she goes over to Koyomi's house to enjoy a party with him in Koyomimonogatari, she leaves her shoes at the door, then as soon as she sits down on his bed, she slips off her socks and folds them up neatly. Koyomi has no idea she's habitually barefoot whenever possible, so he overthinks it as though there's some unwritten courtesy rule where someone takes off their socks upon entering someone's room. She goes totally barefoot when under the influence of an evil snake entity, which unleashes her inhibitions, such as resigning to footwear outside.
      Sengoku: I like being barefoot. Barefoot with sandals. Always barefoot in my room, even in the winter. Basically, I hate socks. Wearing them feels weird.
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    • Karen Araragi goes barefoot when she practices karate and does a lot of athletic training that's hard on the feet, which rendered the soles of her feet extremely thick. Koyomi tried to subject them to tickling in a vain attempt to make her stop pestering him to get up, only to find out it wasn't working... so he tried to lick them instead, which did cause a reaction.
    • Tsukihi Araragi is usually barefoot because she likes to wear a yukata and geta sandals, and since she doesn't leave the house much because she likes indoor activities, the geta stay off most of the time.
    • Black Hanekawa always goes barefoot in human form due to being a feline spirit who is used to her own paws and claws in her true form, and doesn't really care if she tracks dirt, since, again, feline spirit with paws. Hitagi Senjougahara made her wipe her feet one time as she entered her house from an urban romp, and it rendered a towel jet black. Also, it's always nighttime when she appears, and her host is usually in nightclothes, so she doesn't have footwear on when the possession occurs, and even if she does, Black Hanekawa prefers to go scantily clad as part of her sex appeal, trying to attract a mate.
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  • Eiji "Crow" Nizuma of Bakuman。 has shades of this; preferring loose-fitting shoes when entering Tokyo and hastily throwing on a pair of sandals to make trips to Shonen Jump/ Jack. 9 times out of 10, he much prefers to just wear socks.
  • Slan from Berserk does not wear any shoes nor any article of clothing for that matter except for that armor/scale like corset she is wearing.
  • Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian's Flamberge wears a blend of stockings and leg warmers that cover her heels, but not the rest of her feet. Then there is Shoka no Shoujo, also known as The Bookshelf Girl, who apparently doesn't even know what footwear is.
  • Binbō-gami ga! has Momiji and Ranmaru who follow variations of this trope. The former wears only her right shoe, leaving her left foot bare as part of her hobo appearance as a god of misfortune. Ranmaru on the other hand is squirmy, whiny and uncomfortable in anything but bare wooden getas, and often kicks them off - sometimes shoots them at her victim - and fights barefoot. Including catching knives with her toes.
  • In pursuit of a criminal, Birdy, who relies on Parkour, abandoned her footwear for the time being on a rooftop in the second episode of the second season of Birdy The Mighty Decode. She had a practical reason to do so, because she was not in her usual aerodynamic/skintight combat suit but human civilian form, in which she had on a pair of very unsuitable clunky boots that were dragging her down and impeding her agility as she jumped about. She promptly tore them off along with her socks and chased after the criminal barefoot. It makes a huge difference, because then she flies through the air so fast it results in the pink ribbon securing her ponytail coming undone and fluttering off into the wind.
  • Bleach:
    • Although she wears shoes in flashbacks, Nel now travels everywhere barefoot.
    • The anime gives Rukia this trope for her evil phase in the third film, Fade to Black. With that exception, she is an example of Barefoot Poverty in flashbacks but otherwise has nothing to do with this trope.
  • Ringo, the Genki Girl Cheerful Child from Casshern Sins, will abandon her shoes and run around barefoot if she's exploring a beach, content to do so even on the nearby rocks. And then there's Nico, who's always barefoot.
  • Mayu, the protagonist of Cat God.
  • A Certain Magical Index:
    • When the heroes rescue Fraulein Kreutune from her imprisonment in the Windowless Building, she's wearing nothing but lingerie and a tattered dress. However, after she's been given a place to live and has the opportunity to acquire clothes, she remains barefoot.
    • One-shot antagonist Leep wanders the city barefoot. Given she also wears a transparent dress with no undergarments, she likely doesn't care what people think of her.
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    • Kotomi doffs her shoes frequently, most likely to remind us of her Cloudcuckoolander status.
    • The Girl in the Illusionary World does not appear to own any shoes.
  • Ed from Cowboy Bebop loses all balance if she even puts on socks.
  • In Deadman Wonderland, Cloudcuckoolander Shiro wears a bodysuit that covers part of her soles, but her bare toes and heels stick out of it. As a kid, she was always barefoot.
  • Death Note:
    • L never wears shoes or socks indoors, but he's capable of wearing shoes outdoors.
    • Near also has a strong distaste for shoes, but still wears socks. Sole exception: in the manga, he's barefoot during the sequence in Roger Ruvie's office when he and Mello make their first appearance, but in the anime version of the scene he's wearing his trademark socks.
    • In his earliest appearance, Mello is barefoot, ostensibly because he's imitating L, as a contender to be L's successor. However, in all later appearances Mello wears boots.
    • The trope also applies to Beyond Birthday from Another Note, though it's not stated whether it's because Beyond actually prefers to go barefoot, or because he too is imitating L.
    • In Death Note: Light Up the New World, Big Bad Yuki Shien continues the tradition.
  • Ai in Dragon Crisis!.
  • The eponymous Esper Mami, in episode 10, removed her shoes and socks in a forest meadow to enjoy the freedom and comfort of going barefoot outdoors, and remains in her bare feet for the rest of the episode, even when she briefly teleports to her house and later has to deal with a pair of thugs. Unfortunately, when it is time for her to go home with her father, she forgets where she discarded her footwear and neither she nor her dog Konpoko can find them in the tall brush. She remains without them on the car ride home, losing them for good. Mami's father teases her that she's still very much a child for losing her shoes while running around barefoot. She counters by reminding him he went on this trip to do a painting of the countryside but instead slept all day.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Coco, King Faust's perpetually barefoot Perky Female Minion (until her Heel–Face Turn), until she starts wearing sandals, of course. This might simply be a means of differentiating her from the anime-only Earth!Coco.
    • Mavis Vermilion, the Fairy Tail Guild founder, is also fond of being barefoot at all times. It only helps accent her adorable appearance. It's because she once worked for a cruel guildmaster who took away stuff from her all the time, and her only pair of shoes was one of these things. Mavis eventually grew used to being barefoot and decided she felt better this way than wearing shoes, and thus quit wearing shoes.
    • Acnologia goes around barefoot when in human form.
    • Cana Alberona sometimes kicks her shoes off when she's drinking.
    • Lucy Heartfilia has a habit of going around barefoot, usually at rest. If her shoes are lost in battle, even though she can call on Virgo to supply replacement clothes, she doesn't seem to mind. In the third OVA, she even threw away a pair of heels because they were slowing her down.
    • In Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, though Swan wears armor over her shins, she goes barefoot and fights with a kick and stomp focused style, saying shoes would slow her down. Intrigued, Erza removes her own shoes while fighting her to make it an even match.
      • There are other times when Erza requips her footwear off during battle, so she can grip her weapons with her toes. She goes barefoot in other occasions as well, particularly when using her clear heart clothing.
  • Fate/Prototype: In the prequel, Fragments of Sky Silver, Manaka Sajyou wore shoes, but in the present, she goes barefoot everywhere.
  • Papika from Flip Flappers. She also qualifies as a Barefoot Loon for several reasons. She has flip-flops in public, but she discards/loses them at the drop of a hat and outright ignores them when she's out of public.
    • When she assumed an Elegant Gothic Lolita disguise at Cocona's school, Papika rid herself of the shoes and socks that came with it one scene later and switched to her flip-flops, and she also ditched the twintails.
  • Kyou from Fruits Basket goes barefoot pretty much anytime he's not at school. He doesn't like ties either...
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
  • The eponymous Future Boy Conan goes barefoot, a useful habit as his toes are notably prehensile and share his tremendous strength.
  • Crops up from time to time in Glass Mask. For a while, Maya Kitajima gets into the habit of going barefoot to get into character for playing the role of a goddess. She also kicks off her shoes on a cruise while mentioning walking barefoot on the beach to Masumi Hayami, possibly to help her envision that feeling, but more so to help put her mind at ease by making her feel like she did when she was preparing to play the goddess. This scene is even mimicked in some Japanese live-action poster spoofs of key moments from the manga.
    • During one of the OVAs, Maya was playing a noblewoman and slipped her geta off onstage to go barefoot.
    • In the 2005 anime, one of the actors portrays Isadora Duncan, who throws off her ballet shoes, proudly declaring that she has no need for shoes because she learned to dance barefoot and will continue to dance barefoot. Maya later repeats this iconic line word for word, impressing the people around her. This later helped land her the role of Jane in The Forgotten Wilderness, who herself initially did not wear shoes, being Raised by Wolves. Furthermore, Maya lost a shoe downstream in her journey through the wilderness to prepare for that role.
  • Kouko from Golden Time actually loves to rock cute designer shoes, but when they proved impractical in an attempt to run away from a cult with Banri, she took off a pair of high heels and left them behind. Banri noticed she was barefooted while they were taking a break from running, and then took off his sneakers and gave them to her to borrow. This did not translate to the anime, where they were both escaping from the cult in indoor slippers.
    • She's seen shedding her shoes in the second opening of the OVA in order to run faster, perhaps referring back to this scene in the manga.
  • The titular witch Zero from Grimoire Of Zero has a fondness of feeling the dirt and grass under her bare feet, and readily walks everywhere barefooted until the third episode of the anime, when she gets new clothes to help pass herself off as one of the Mercenary's slaves. When she first appeared in a ratty cloak with nothing underneath, it merely seemed like she was too poor to have shoes. In reality, she's barefoot by choice alone, carrying a sizable amount of precious gemstones on her, and too stubborn to get rid of her tattered garb until being urged to buy herself a new outfit because slaves nowadays get to wear nicer clothes.
  • Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl has Erio Touwa, who not only looks and behaves herself like she came from another world, she actually thinks she's an alien. Therefore, it's safe to assume that she doesn't will to try such an invention of the humanity as shoes, not even after some of the illusions of her being an alien were broken.
  • Satou's Aunt, otherwise commonly referred to as Auntie from Happy Sugar Life is a bandaged woman who has bandages around her ankles from her many sadomasochistic endeavors. As such, this only enhances her strange, insane attributes.
  • The townspeople in Haré+Guu rarely wear shoes. Weda wears sneakers when she goes hunting, but that's about it. Hare lampshades this when he points out to Guu that the school's shoe lockers never get any use.
  • Daedelus from Heaven's Lost Property.
  • InuYasha:
    • Inu-Yasha wears extremely old-fashioned clothing even for the feudal setting. He is always barefoot, which comes in useful when he's scratching himself... being half-dog-youkai, he scratches himself the way a dog does. Oddly enough, even when he's in the modern era, no-one really seems to notice or care (execpt for one episode of Final Act).
    • After Rin escapes her Barefoot Poverty status by joining Sesshoumaru's group, she still refrains from wearing shoes even after he provides her with an expensive kimono to wear. The only time she's seen in footwear is in an ending where there's freezing snow on the ground and she needs straw snow boots.
    • Kagura, the wind sorceress, wears extremely elaborate, expensive-looking kimonos yet is perpetually barefoot no matter the conditions.
    • Koga, the wolf demon and his packmates. They bind their feet in cloth but wear no tabi or shoes.
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    • Hestia in the light novel and manga versions, who goes barefoot all the time. The anime version wore fancy sandals for a party and sometimes wears flip flops when outdoors, but tends to shed them. She of course wears shoes when she gets a job as a hotel employee.
    • Tione and Tiona Hiryute are always barefoot, and so are the other Amazon characters in the series.
  • Tomoe, the Little Bit Beastly Kitsune from Kamisama Kiss, always goes around barefooted when he's not posing as a human.
  • Shion from Kekkaishi wears this strange outfit that shows not only her bare feet, but her bellybutton, too.
    • One character is mentioned to have a habit of running around in just socks, when his boots are forcefully taken to replace a pair of sandals now-barefoot Tokine lost in a fall.
  • Kaolla Su from Love Hina, and her older sister, Amalla. Su only wears shoes if needed.
  • Practically half the population in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. Of the three main characters, two are perpetually barefoot: Aladdin and Morgiana. The latter fell more along the lines of Barefoot Poverty at first as a slave, but even after being freed she chooses to remain barefoot (and given her freakish strength and penchant for footwork, any shoes she would wear would be immediately destroyed). Morgaina does wear shoes during her wedding.
  • Evangeline from Mahou Sensei Negima! ditches her shoes whenever she's inside, unless she's in class. When she's outside, she ditches her shoes whenever she has her ability to fly back, as it means her feet don't have to touch the ground..
  • Pano Rodokin of MÄR is always barefoot.
  • Mind Game has a variation. Once Nishi, Myon and Yan reach Ji-san's place, they lose their shoes and go barefoot for the rest of the movie.
  • Futaba from Mitsudomoe always goes around barefoot, even in the snow. No-one seems to notice that.
  • The Cute Monster Girl Pixie from Monster Rancher.
  • Noein's main heroine, Haruka Kaminogi, spends most of the series barefoot. She seems more inclined to walk around in bare feet, even when she could use shoes, and the fact that she lives in a shoes-off house and is usually inside makes it more common to see her barefooted rather than shod. There are quite a few times when she walks right out of her house without stopping to put any shoes on and simply traverses in her bare feet, or in one case, sent to the future without shoes and spending the last few episodes of the series' climax barefoot. Haruka of La'crymac however, took this habit a bit further and was always barefoot.
  • One Piece: A few characters, both male (Like Franky) and female (like Aisa, in the anime- she has sandals in the manga), go barefoot. In Franky's case, he has mechanical feet with artificial flesh, so shoes are more or less superficial. The warrior tribe of Shandians is most notable for a lack of shoes, accentuating their wildness.
  • Ranma ½:
    • Sōun Tendō and Genma Saotome are constantly shoeless, which is fitting enough considering they are almost always dressed in martial arts uniforms. Of the two, only Sōun has the sense to wear geta when going out to the street. Early manga and anime at least showed Genma (in panda form) wiping his feet with a washcloth before coming into the house again.
    • The show's title character also tends to have a rather convenient disregard for footwear. Particularly, when changing into a girl, the male-size shoes no longer fit on Ranma's smaller female feet, so either she has to carry them around in her hand and wear special shoes or simply chucks them if she can't be bothered.
    • Tatewaki Kunō is shoeless too whenever wearing his traditional kendo uniform — that is, most of the time.
  • RG Veda: Absolutely everyone in this series hates shoes so much, they'll happily traverse solid-frozen, snow-peaked mountains barefoot.
  • The titular protagonist of Saki eventually realized that she prefers to be barefoot when she plays Mahjong, and the act of taking her shoes and socks off during a game allows her to loosen up and really give it her all. Saki discovered this during a tournament where something felt off until she got rid of her footwear. This is because the first time Saki ever played the game as a little girl, she was barefoot, since she was at home. The same went for her time at training camp, where she didn't wear shoes due to playing indoors, and sometimes didn't even wear socks (disliking the inn's provided socks, which were tabi). She even claps her bare feet together for good luck, imitating her younger self.
  • Both Yatsuha and Sara from Samurai Champloo go barefoot. Yatsuha is a spy and ninja who only does it when she's in her ninja uniform, while it's played straighter with Sara. As she's blind, she walks barefoot to aid her sense of touch.
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei:
    • Maria has the same balance problem with socks and panties.
    • Kiri is also a barefooter; panty-state is unknown, as is her dexterity — she never goes outdoors, so she never needs or has a reason to wear shoes.
  • Sando from Shin Angyo Onshi is barefoot at all times.
  • Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars:
    • Setsuna Subaru was introduced in her bare feet. She took off her boots when she boarded a subway and propped her feet up on top of her bag to get comfortable for the long ride. At one point, she starts to gently clap the sides of her bare feet together. Setsuna being unshod is mostly used as a tease (the first of many) and a setup for Jiltosh to spy her gorgeous legs and start hitting on her in their first encounter.
    • In the background of that same episode, a little boy in what appears to be a kindergarten uniform is seen waking up his father by tugging on his shoulder after they had to wait during a power outage for the subway metro to come back online. He has also taken his shoes off while resting, but has socks on.
  • In Show by Rock!!, Daru Dayu has a pair of geta that she only wears if she has to touch the ground. She almost never leaves her seat atop her floating daruma and her sitting posture has her legs dangling freely over the side, so the geta become dead weight for her feet that she usually kicks off. Because of this, she gives the impression that she never wears shoes, even when she goes into a restaurant. Nobody comments on it.
  • In Skip Beat!, Kyouko Mogami goes barefoot as part of her guise as a female ninja during a tryout. She does this specifically in order to make her footsteps nimble and perfectly silent. Her best friend Kanae Kotonami campaigns for Kyouko to have another go at the role after an unfair disqualification (the head of the film despises blondes) and tries to imitate her performance on her behalf at one point by taking her own shoes off, only to slip on the gymnasium floor in her stocking feet, realizing it was a mistake, and that she should have removed them, too.
  • Soul Eater:
    • Medusa is a barefooter, except when she's in disguise. This has become such a central motif that her influence is signaled by discarded shoes at least once. One of her sisters in the manga also has this trait.
    • As is Excalibur, who's much more the Cloudcuckoolander type than Medusa. Then again, he's also sort of a Funny Animal.
  • The band class from Sound! Euphonium practices in socked feet, even taking off their Inside Shoes before going into the band room.
    • Asuka Tanaka admits she large feet, so finding comfortable footwear is hard for her, and she goes completely barefoot while at home, shedding her socks with her shoes.
    • Both Kumiko Oumae and Reina Kousaka kick off their shoes after their climb up Mt. Daikichi and play a song together barefooted. In the latter's case, she made the mistake of wearing dress heels. Oumae also kicked her shoes off on a long subway ride home.
    • Mizore Yoroizuka took off her shoes and socks and rested barefoot on her class's bus following a very disheartening competition lost that caused several of them to go home in tears. In her case, she was just plain tired, and shedding her footwear helped exemplify it.
    • The second ending of the anime features the main cast going barefoot, even rejecting shoes (well, shoe-shaped cakes, but you get the idea).
  • In Star Driver, Mizuno You lost her shoes by choosing to laze around on top of a bus with them off, then hopping onto a nearby tree branch as the bus pulled away and forgetting to take them with her. She was unable to leave the tree because she couldn't walk around in just socks, but fortunately, she attracted attention and got to piggyback her way to school, where she got replacement shoes. She later makes a point to grab a pair of shoes as she hops straight out of her bedroom window and outside in her bare feet.
    • Wako Agemaki spent basically the entirety of episode 4 barefoot because she was wandering around a beach and removed her footwear, but then got caught in the rain, making them too wet to put back on.
  • In Strange Dawn, Yuko Miyabe got tired from a long walk and decided to go barefoot to feel more comfortable. However, the natives of that world see feet as a highly provocative body part and struggled to tell her before giving up.
  • Momoko from Sumomomo Momomo stays perpetually barefoot throughout most of the series, even during school and public outings, emphasizing her life-long martial artist training. She's later gifted a pair of oversized shoes in recognition of the fact her bare feet are conspicuous, but they get thrown out after she wears them out, which makes Momoko furious.
  • Yui from Sword Art Online goes mostly barefoot, Asuna in her Titania avatar and mentions her having been a barefooter offscrean and we have Quinella weaing no propper shoes with her feet partly showing.
  • In Tamako Market, Choi is always barefoot, having grown up on a tropical island.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann:
    • Nia Teppelin was introduced while barefoot, in Episode 9. Apparently, she was hoisted out of her bed while sleeping and placed inside a capsule, which is why she had no shoes with her. It happens to be very rainy and muddy on the day she's found, and when she steps out of her capsule for the first time, she immediately squelches into the dirt and gets her feet all filthy, but she actually enjoys being barefoot in the gooey mud. Simon, however, is worried her feet will get torn up out in the rocky terrain, so he takes off his own shoes and lends them to her, going barefoot in place of her. It's also during these moments that the rain subsides and the sun shines down on Nia, to help indicate her role as the cheerfully kindhearted person to pull Simon out of the Despair Event Horizon following a huge death that absolutely crushed him. She's later gifted a pair of lovely-looking and gem-studded red heels from team Dai-Gurren's spoils of battle to wear as part of her regal princess attire.
    • From that same episode, a gloomy Kiyal is seen peeling potatoes while barefoot. However, she's also sitting on a countertop, and that's probably the reason why she threw her shoes off, so as to avoid sullying it with dirt.
    • Kamina took his sandals off at rest in episode 2. It's of note those are the only shoes he ever wears.
    • The unnamed child in the epilogue of the final episode is barefoot, perhaps as as an indicator of his poverty, as he's a resident of a small village desperately trying to bust open a coconut for nourishment with a drill when he Simon finds him and teaches him how to use the drill properly.
  • The main heroine of Tico Of The Seven Seas, Nanami Simpson almost never needs to wears any shoes as she's either aboard the Peperonchino or underwater. The only times she's seen in footwear is near the beginning of the series (in her dress), or when she's in arctic gear — other than that, she's always barefoot in a T-shirt and shorts. Except when on the mainland, where she wears a pair of pink sandals, but once she's about to return to the seas, she takes them off immediately. Some of the other crew go shoe-free, too, but not as often as her.
  • Rokuro Enmadou in Twin Star Exorcists was chastized for going outside barefoot by Arima Tsuchimikado in their first encounter. However, Arima had no shoes either- in fact, he was down to nothing but his purple underwear and glasses. He gave an unreliable account of some shenanigans that happened before his arrival that left him in this state.
  • Most underwater citizens from Umi Monogatari, including the two main characters, will go barefoot, unless trying to remain inconspicuous and wearing more conventional clothes of the "sky people" (land-faring humans).
  • Miyu from Vampire Princess Miyu wears shoes in her civilian cover, but always goes barefoot when she goes Shinma hunting.
  • In the fifth story of the Witches anthology, a miserable girl named Hinata Komine develops this trait after she meets a woman named Chitaru while running away with her cousin Yuji on a cruise. Chitaru is walking around barefoot for fun, and excitedly compels Hinata to join her because she says it feels great. After a little hesitation, Hinata sheds her shoes and socks and discovers several new pleasant sensations in her bare feet, and Chitaru explains how the body is opened to these sensations when one's outer garments are stripped away, and are all part of a larger awakening that sings through it. Afterward, Hinata stays barefoot for the rest of the voyage, and perhaps as a result of seeing Hinata has stopped using her footwear, Yuji even ditches his footwear, too. After Hinata goes to bed, she keeps her feet poking out of the covers, perhaps still enjoying the feeling of leaving them bare. Meanwhile Chitaru explains to Yuji she's become pregnant from being blessed by the song of the world, which humorously means she's living up to the stereotype of being barefoot and pregnant.
    • Hinata later journeys across an ocean at low tide to visit a sacred island where Chitaru said she could fully awaken herself to the song of the world. She leaves her socks off as she wades through the ocean, and kicks her shoes off the moment she makes it onto the island because the soles of her feet are very sore from all the walking she did and her loafers are waterlogged, once again choosing to be barefoot, before eventually taking off the rest of her outfit to feel the sensations of nature around her while fully unclothed. Hinata comes to realize that she's gone through a purification on the island from taking in the song of the world, but returning to daily life will take that away from her and return her to misery, so she decides she would rather make the song to stay with her by taking a seashell from the island, despite Chitaru warning her she couldn't take anything off the island or she would be cursed out of existence down to the omission of her very name. Chitaru sees this but knows it won't do a bit of good to say anything at to Hinata this point, leaving the girl to her fate.
    • Later, Hinata is seen stepping outside her house barefooted to welcome the arrival of a storm. Unfortunately, it's a deadly hurricane conjured up by nature to destroy her for taking a seashell from holy land, and can be interpreted as a willing Barefoot Suicide, as Hinata knows she is meeting her doom but would rather die happy than live miserable. Meanwhile, Chitaru has given birth to a baby girl whom she also named Hinata, having asked Hinata if she could use her name for her child.
  • The entire main cast of Your Lie in April prefers to be barefoot, especially, Kaori Miazono who took off her shoes and socks and played music barefoot in a park on top of the playground equipment on a warm spring day. [[spoiler:She kicked off her slippers on the rooftop of a hospital in poor health, trying to mimic her old self, except it was now winter and her feet got very banged up, indicating how badly her condition had gotten. In the final chapter, a letter she willed to revealed that she left her footwear behind on purpose as a lure for Kousei Arima to become curious upon discovering them draped in the trees (thinking they're like offerings or decorative charms to ward off evil spirits) and find her. Tsubaki Sawabe compared foot sizes with Kousei while they were barefoot on the beach, both as young kids, and then as teens. His used to be tinier than hers, but when they got older, his grew much larger then hers.


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