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So, this next character is an Eaglelander, and her design should reflect that. Okay, blonde eyes...175 cm (5 ft 9 in) tall... huge cans...

Hmm. Is there some Fanservice potential here?

This is when the answer to that question is "yes." In short, this is the stereotypical height and bust of Western (though not necessarily American) women used for Fanservice purposes.

The male equivalent shows up in shoujo, josei and yaoi, where if there's an American guy around, he will be hot, blond, and have a great bod to go with his freakish height and lack of social norms (like kissing people goodbye and being shirtless in public).

Related to Phenotype Stereotype. See also Anime Chinese Girl, Everyone Looks Sexier If French, Sexy Scandinavian, Sensual Slavs, Latin Lover, Hot Gypsy Woman, and Europeans Are Kinky. Compare and contrast Mukokuseki.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • Tina Foster of Ai Yori Aoshi exemplifies this, although Taeko is bigger. Helped by being an interesting character.
  • In the Di Gi Charat specials, the cast travels to the US and meets up with a full-blown 10-year-old Dejiko-fanboy, complete with blonde hair, Japanese with a weird accent ("De'jeeko'-chan!") and stars & stripes-colored Dejiko-cosplay.
  • Wallace/Willis from the Digimon Adventure 02 movie, being American, naturally is blond with blue eyes (though they change to green during the course of the movie). Lampshaded in the dubbed version where Daisuke/Davis comments, "Yeah, yeah, back off there, blondie", after Wallace/Willis complements Miyako/Yolei.
  • The definitive example has got to be Hevn from Getbackers. When the artist felt that Hevn alone wasn't busty enough to combat the dark nature of the Divine Design storyline, he created Maria Noches, who is even more well-endowed.
  • Everyone in Grenadier assumes that Rushuna is foreigner based on her three most noticeable assets: her golden hair, her gun, and her massive pair of boobs. The hair actually winds up getting her into trouble on one occasion.
  • High School DXD:
    • Discussed with Rias. Her tall height, large chest, and brilliant scarlet hair lead people to assume she's Scandinavian. Her homeland is actually in her last name, Gremory. She's from Hell.
    • Played completely straight, on the other hand, with Asia and Xenovia. They're both Italian.
  • Rachel "Castor" Stanley from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. On top of being scantily clad and mightily endowed, she's also proven to be a gigantic Attention Whore who would do practically anything (especially strip) for a glance in her direction.
  • Shared between Emma and Hugh from Kimi Wa Petto: Emma has the bust, but is red-haired instead of blonde and is the same height as her Japanese co-workers; meanwhile, Hugh is blond, extremely tall, and a Chick Magnet.
  • Kuroko no Basuke features Taiga's mentor Alex Garcia. Tall, blonde, blue-eyed, busty, and with a propensity for hanging out naked while at home, as well as kissing other girls and kids. She's also a former WNBA player, and taught Taiga while he was growing up in the US.
  • The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service has the character Reina Gorn show up in one arc. She's a Hot Scientist American entomologist who is blonde, has an enormous bust, and wanders round Tokyo wearing a cowboy hat, bikini top, and tiny denim shorts.
  • Played with in Love Hina. Unlucky Everydude Keitaro returns from an academic trip abroad; Naru (after spending much of his trip worried about all the trope-fitting girls that he was bound to encounter) finds a blond hair on his clothes and takes him to task for philandering. Turns out, it was a hair from a mysteriously blonde gorilla.
  • Patricia "Patty" Martin from Lucky Star. She's an American and has the second largest breast size of the entire cast.
  • One of Lupin III movies, The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure: Diana is and drawn with striking pale blue eyes, a tall, nubile figure, and has a pronounced British accent. So naturally, Lupin can't help himself when he sees her and spends almost as much of the film trying to win her affections as he does searching for the fabled treasure.
  • Based on this trope, it's not a surprise that Lyrical Nanoha's resident American, Alisa, officially got the second largest bust size amongst Nanoha, Fate, Hayate, Suzuka, and her after the Time Skip.
  • Episode 23 of Maicchingu Machiko Sensei has Judy, a friend of Machiko and a beautiful blonde (the only in all the show) american girl. She even perform a cheerleader show.
  • Midori Days has Lucy Winradd, who Seiji bumps into and immediately recognizes as an American because of her blonde hair and Stars and Stripes patterned panties. She also happens to be an expy of Tiffany Lords, who's also an example of the trope, and the prerequisite Foreign Exchange Student who is joining Seiji's class.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Asuka Langley Sohryu is a German redhead, The Ace, very good-looking and not ashamed to show off said looks (well, to Kaji, any other man gets called a pervert and runs a risk of being pummeled). The original show had several moments to show her off in things like Daisy Dukes and the artbooks had a field day with her. The Rebuild movies (in which she was slightly renamed as "Asuka Langley Shikinami") also had her wearing a "test plugsuit" that was even more fanservicey than her regular outfit in a couple of scenes.
    • Mari Illustrious Makinami from Rebuild 2.0 is half-Japanese, half-British (although this is All There in the Manual material) and her primary sources of fan service are being the most stacked of the Evangelion pilots and having No Sense of Personal Space. And she's not above shaming Asuka in the chest department either.
  • Lizlet L. Chelsie from Omamori Himari. England and with the biggest bust of the main cast. This frequently gets lampshaded by the other girls of Yuuto's harem.
  • Cathy McMahon in RahXephon: Tall, blonde, busty, freckled face, wears a cowboy hat with her uniform, boisterous personality. Wears a very skimpy bikini in the Beach Episode.
  • Kaere Kimura from Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. This was subverted in the Onsen Episode: she may be Ms. Fanservice reliably, but she wears a full bodysuit in the Onsen Episode because whatever-she-is really aren't that keen on public nudity.
  • Sgt. Frog gives us the American "celebrity" (and one-time personal trainer) Melody Honey, a character from the author's previous work, Arcade Gamer Fubuki.

  • When it was announced that there would be a Hollywood version of The Ring, the Japanese made a few joke comics about "American Sadako". One of which, yes, she would be blonde and have big boobs. It eventually spawned a full-blown meme where Sadako, the black-haired child-Samara, and the blonde and large-breasted American Samara were all separate characters.

    Video Games 
  • English females represent this well, especially in fighting games, and are designed either around the classic Bond Girl archetype or Evil Is Sexy villainess. Examples include:
    • Cammy from Street Fighter, who was the first non-Asian female in the seminal series, and features the blonde hair and blue eyes associated with this trope, as well as a cut-glass RP accent in her most recent appearances.
    • Ivy from the Soul Series is arguably the most fanservicy character in her home series, and combines a dominatrix style costume that shows off her enormous bust with an icy, no-nonsense (though undoubtedly sexy) Evil Brit personality.
    • Christie from Dead or Alive is similar to Ivy above, with her statuesque build, gaping cleavage and platinum hair, though she's far more sadistic and ruthless.
    • And of course, the number one all time video game Ms. Fanservice, Lara Croft, is a native Brit herself.
  • Advanced Variable Geo: Erina "Erinrin" Goldsmith is a busty blonde American bombshell, who runs her own casino and works in a bunny costume.
  • Darkstalkers has Felicia, a voluptuous Cat Girl hailing from America, and also is colored in blue, white, and red. Morrigan (Scottish) can also qualify.
  • Tina Armstrong from the Dead or Alive game series. She is an American professional wrestler and has a cowgirl-themed costume in any games.
  • Iowa's outfit in Kantai Collection invokes this, due to her design being based on pin-up girls found in US recruitment and propaganda posters, as well as in war bond drives.
  • Fatal Fury series:
    • It's worth noting that despite her role as Ms. Fanservice, [[ Mai Shiranui]] is actually far from having the largest bust measurement in The King of Fighters (at least if you go by official 3-sizes); Shermie (French, 92 cm), Elizabeth (French, 90 cm), King (French and blonde, 86 cm), Angel (Mexican, 92 cm), and Blue Mary (American and blonde, 86 then 88 cm) all are (or were at one point) among those bigger than Mai (85 cm at first, 87 by KOF 2003). In KOF Maximum Impact 1, Lien Neville (British, blonde) is actually given a larger in-game chest than Mai's, but no official measurements are provided.
    • When first introduced, Blue Mary filled this role in Fatal Fury 3 and Real Bout 1 when her bust was more emphasized than Mai's. In Mark of the Wolves, without any of them present, B. Jennet (British and blonde) is both Ms. Fanservice and this trope.
  • King (French) was also the original Gorgeous Gaijin in the first 2 Art of Fighting games. Sure, she was always fully dressed, but if you defeated her by KO...
  • Invoked and played dead straight by Vert in the Neptunia franchise. Being the CPU of the foreign nation Leanbox, she is of course tall, blue-eyed, blonde-haired, and openly proud of having the biggest rack of the cast.
  • Anna Lindhurst from Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, the American, is the tallest of all six cheergirls, has blonde hair, and the largest breasts.
  • Overwatch: Tracer's a spunky young Brit with a thick accent and proudly has the Union Jack emblazoned on the left shoulder of her flight jacket. She's also got stewardess legs and wears a skintight yellow track suit. But what she's really become famous for.... is her butt. Official art and plentiful fan art repeatedly place strong emphasis on her shapely hindquarters.
  • Rival Schools: Tiffany Lords epitomizes the trope — from her blonde hair and large bouncing breasts, to her Stars and Stripes patterned cheerleading outfit and bright red boxing gloves.
  • Rose from the Street Fighter Alpha games probably fits as well. She is Italian, y'know, and along with Cammy (a Brit) and C. Viper (American), she's one of the few actual Caucasian women in the series — most of the series' females are Japanese, even though some of them (Karin, Mika, Maki) certainly don't look it.
    • Crimson Viper. American and her 98cm bust is the biggest among any female in the series.
  • Deconstructed with Ann Takemaki in Persona 5. She's one-quarter white due to having a half-American father, and she spent some time living in Europe. However, she gets an unhealthy amount of Slut-Shaming for her looks, she draws all the wrong kind of attention from gym coach Kamoshida, and people in general think of Ann as a Brainless Beauty and an Alpha Bitch, when she's actually rather lonely.
  • Samurai Shodown: French fencer Charlotte Christine de Colde is tall, blonde and definitely looks like the sexier female compared to the other, cuter female Nakoruru. She's the only foreigner female, other foreigners tend to be male (Galford and Earthquake (American), Tam Tam (Green Hell/Inca)) and they don't invoke the trope that much.

    Visual Novels 
  • Lilly Satou from Katawa Shoujo is half-Scottish and is the tallest of all the girls, along with having wavy blonde hair. Unusually for this trope, she's very reserved and ladylike, also being a Yamato Nadeshiko.
  • In the H-Game Rondo Duo, the biggest, bounciest bust in the cast belongs to the blonde-haired, green-eyed, Gratuitous English-spouting Riko.


Alternative Title(s): Foreign Fanservice


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