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Boxers with red/pink hearts

  • Sunohara Youhei of CLANNAD, though the hearts on his are actually pink.
  • Dr. Z of Dinosaur King.
  • Kamon on FLCL, in a homage to Lupin III.
  • Tulip the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk (1974) after tearing off his clothes in a fit of rage. He actually spends the rest of the movie like that, despite having opportunity to get dressed.
  • When Jing steals Dundar's butt-plate in King of Bandit Jing, shreds of heart boxers are seen around the edges.
  • Naruto: as of the Time Skip, Naruto now has green boxers with pink hearts on them.
  • One student is wearing these during the "underwear inspection" in the first episode of Sakigake!! Otokojuku. (Another has briefs with a bunny on them.)
  • In Stitch!, Gantu wears blue and pink boxers, which both have pink hearts on them.
  • In Tokyo Ghoul, Shuu Tsukiyama is seen wearing them in a comic from the 2016 calendar.

Other-print boxers

  • In a filler episode of Dragon Ball Z, a girl caught Gohan wearing teddy bear print boxers, and threatened to tell the school about "his secret" unless he went on a date with her (and she actually thought the boxers only added to his cuteness). However, Gohan thought she'd caught him removing his Great Saiyaman costume.
  • In Dragon Half, Mig's Teddy Bear undies first lead to his Defeat By Embarrassment at the hands of the heroes, then his blackmail by Vina.
  • Averted in Fullmetal Alchemist — Edward's boxers are plain and boring. However in a bonus-comic Arakawa is shown asking her assistants to try to design his underwear, and got some interesting suggestion such as Automail-boxers.
  • From Gintama, we have Gintoki's pink strawberry boxers. He also has a pair of blue star boxers he's seen in less frequently.
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  • In Hetalia: Axis Powers, Spain has tomato-print boxers. China has panda boxers. Subverted with Germany where he's shown wearing blue boxers with a patch sewn by Austria.
  • In Is This a Zombie?, Orito ends up in purple flower-print boxers during one of the OVA episodes.
  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Joseph Joestar is briefly shown at one point in red boxer shorts with pink polka dots.
  • In Episode 2 of the Little Lulu anime, when Tubby strips down to his underwear as one of his tactics to try and scare Lulu, he is shown to be wearing a pair of navy blue boxers with sky blue splotch patterns on them.
  • In My Bride is a Mermaid, Shark Fujishiro is left in his fishie boxers after Lunar Papa takes his track suit.
  • Naruto's are green with an orange branch pattern.
  • Hannyabal in One Piece gets stripped and tied up, leaving him in strawberry-print underwear. Eiichiro Oda later revealed in the Q&A that he has more of these, including mushroom and elephant-print.
  • Ranma ½'s Ranma is often seen wearing underwear with his name (or the first syllable thereof) printed all over it.
    • Also when Tsubasa is revealed to be a boy despite dressing and acting like a girl he is shown to wear pink boxers with yellow smiley faces on them.
  • Several characters in Pokémon: The Series are shown wearing white/blue striped underwear, including Ash, a Hitmonlee's trainer in "The Punchy Pokemon", and Meowth imagines Giovanni wearing them while trying to cool down.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar Carson D. Carson spends most of Project Eden (The Dirty Pair movie) running around in his pink with green polka-dot boxers after the girls confiscate his clothes.
  • Reborn! (2004), The entire beginning of the series, especially when it comes to our favorite little Dying Will Bullet that burns off all your clothes (except your underwear, in most cases). As a matter of fact, Tsuna seemingly has a different one each and every time. The boxers return again when Spanner captures him... well... you know the rest...
  • In the anime adaptation of Run with the Wind, King owns a pair of quiz-themed underwear which is appropriate since he's obsessed with quiz shows. The underwear is seen in the first opening when the twins walk in on him changing and also in Episode 22 when he's changing into his track pants after his race.
  • Soul Eater's eponymous Soul apparently wears blue boxers with bones on them both in the manga and the anime (and since the series was animated by BONES...yeah).
  • The eponymous Space Dandy is revealed to wear black boxer briefs with lightning bolts on them; as first shown in the episode "The War of the Vests and Undies."
  • In Tokyo Ghoul:Re, Haise Sasaki's infamous "ENERGY" boxers. His subordinates steal them as part of a trade with Information Broker Chie Hori, and when he notices them missing, he frets about how they were his favorite. An illustration from the 2016 calendar features him wearing them.....and nothing else.
  • In one episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Jaden is shown in boxers with his teacher's cat printed all over them.

Other men's underwear

  • In one of the K manga, Reisi Munakata, the Blue King, takes his jigsaw puzzle hobby far enough to have a jigsaw-puzzle print on his underwear. Briefs, not boxers, of course, for fanservice.
  • In the Cloverway English dub of Sailor Moon, a little boy drops his pants in front of Rini and says "I wear Sailor Moon underwear!" though he is shown holding plain looking briefs in one hand and his shorts in the other. In the original Japanese, he tells Chibiusa "Look at my little elephant!", doing his impression of Crayon Shin-chan.
  • In the second episode of Yo-kai Watch Jam - Yo-kai Academy Y: Close Encounters of the N Kind, Tamada Mataro is revealed to wear briefs with a froggy print when Koma Sandayu pulls his pants down in front of the school.

Childish women's underwear

  • Anime/manga example: Aloof Dark-Haired Girl Sakaki's kitty underpants (which completely blow her (unwanted) image) in Azumanga Daioh.
  • On the cover of Bleach volume 3, you can see that Orihime's wearing polka-dot underwear.
  • A Running Gag on Blue Seed involves Momiji displaying a different animal on the seat of her underwear when she does her Once an Episode panty shot. The other characters maintain a betting pool on just what's going to show up on her panties any given day.
  • Parodied by (what else?) Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, in which Don Patch wears panties with ribbons on them, and he makes no effort to hide this (yes, he).
  • Misaka Mikoto of A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun, the Third strongest person in Academy City, wears very childish underwear, something she is very embarrassed about. (No wonder she wears shorts.)
    • And Saten likes to greet Uiharu by flipping her skirt and commenting on the panties she's wearing that day. At least once they were clovers.
  • In Change 123, when Kosukegawa first meets Mikiri, she's wearing bunny panties... and nothing else.
  • In a Running Gag for Detective School Q anime, Kyu (but not the viewer) ends up seeing up Megumi's skirt for a variety of reasons (though never because he intentionally flips her skirt up; sometimes the wind blows strongly while she's wearing a short skirt, at others she trips on her feet...) and blurts out what pattern is on them on a semi-regular basis. The patterns include things like teardrops and bunnies.
  • In Doctor Slump, Yamabuki Midori is reported to wear Godzilla panties. At first, she wore strawberry panties.
  • Early in Dragon Ball, Krillin holds onto Bulma's pants when they're hanging over a lava pit and accidentally pulls them down, revealing her strawberry undies. Naturally, she gets pissed when he stares at them and kicks him.
  • In Hayate the Combat Butler, Hinagiku is normally serious... until she was revealed to wear (rather cute) frilled orange panties that didn't suit her at all (although she says she likes them).
  • Also similarly, Yuno in Hidamari Sketch was also hugely embarrassed when her kitten-print undies were revealed in a locker-room prank. (Why does it have to be yonkoma...?)
  • The first episode of Himesama Goyoujin has Aoi Misuzu slip on a discarded soda can, showing off her tanuki-print panties to the rest of the tennis club.
  • In a similar, offscreen example, Tsukasa in Lucky Star is particularly embarrassed by absent-mindedly wearing character print underwear on Measuring Day.
  • In one chapter of Magic Kaito, Kaitou flips up Aoko's skirt and recoils in horror - Aoko, knowing that he often does this to her, had put on panties with a fish print! (Kaitou is mortally afraid of fish for reasons that were never explained).
  • In Mahoromatic, Miss Saori Shikijo is sometime seen wearing teddy bear panties.
  • Takaki in Maken-ki! secretly wears animal print panties. At least, it would be a secret if Yuuka didn't keep flipping up her skirt, to show everyone what she's wearing underneath.
  • In Midori Days, Seiji recognizes one character as being American because of her American-flag panties; Shiori's are teddy-bear print.
  • One chapter of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid showed that Kanna wears panties with a silhouette of Cool-Kyou Shinsha's Author Avatar on them.
  • Asuna of Negima! Magister Negi Magi was embarrassed to no end when a magical sneeze from Negi destroyed her clothes, showing her teddy bear panties to the man she had a crush on.
  • The premise of Omujo! Omutsu Joshi, a harem manga where the link between the harem's three girls is that, for either love, lust, or need, all three wear diapers, would probably qualify as "childish women's underwear" all by itself. The actual trope kicks in because the girls wear diapers with prints. Ichigo Otohime is seen purchasing diapers with strawberries in chapter three. In a volume omake, Morei Nekomata ponders if there are cute designs in adult sizes while shopping online and winds up with paw prints. Muni Nunota wears cloth diaper covers decorated in teddy bears. The ecchi nature of the manga guarantees several good looks at, at least, one of the three Once an Episode.
  • In Ōkami-san, Machiko has panties with her name on them, and a matching bra... though she may have worn them specifically to seduce Ryoushi.
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets: Yotsuba at one point is mentioned to still wear bear panties from junior high. At one point, Ichika blackmails her with a pair that may or may not be the same ones (Yotsuba's head obscures them from view, though her reaction implies they are).
  • When Umino flipped up Miss Haruna's skirt in Sailor Moon, it had a big smiley on it. She does have a fairly fun and childish personality to go with it. And when Haruna's panties were revealed, she was so embarrassed that she cried while claiming "Now I'll never get married!" (changed to "I'll never live this down!" in the Viz dub) This scene was one of the reasons this episode was wholly excised from the DiC English dub.
  • In one of the episodes of the second season of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Ikkyu is so distracted by Chiri's Bell Pepper panties that he manages to forget that they were attacked by an alien race piloting Humongous Mecha.
  • Kuro of Today's Cerberus is said to have bear panties in chapter 2. We don't see them then, but we do see them in a side-chapter which features Kuro actually purchasing the underpants.
  • The movie Ultimate Teacher has Ganbachi humiliate Hinako by removing her skirt in front of the whole class... revealing her lucky kitty gym shorts. Naturally, men from all over rush in to have a look. Hinako's maturity is later reflected when she defeats a gang by showing that she's now wearing plain, white panties.
  • Penny in Zatch Bell! has underwear with her one-sided boyfriend (Zatch) on them. Then, she accidentally reveals them to Kiyo's class. Their reactions are epic.