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  • Mostly good guy version: Anko Mitarashi of Naruto wears only a jacket over a combination of fish net stocking and chain mail. (And a skirt.)
  • Kotoko-01 in Divergence Eve, in both seasons, she definitely dosen't wear panties underneath her piloting suits.
  • Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist.
    • Technically speaking, Lust and at least some of the other homunculi are naked, because their "clothes" are really part of their body. This is shown when they're injured and their clothes regenerate with the rest of them.
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    • Later on, this also applies to Winry... and Ed accidentally catches her as she's about to take her shirt off.
  • Yura of the Hair from InuYasha. Of course, bras didn't exist back then, but they didn't dress like that either.
  • Princess Kraehe from Princess Tutu. There's also Mytho, who has this quirky little habit of not only forgetting to wear pants, but apparently also underwear.
  • Bleach has this a lot.
  • Rosario + Vampire: As shown in one chapter and stated in an end-of-volume 4Koma, Nekonome-Sensei doesn’t wear a bra over her rather ample chest.
  • One Piece
    • Kalifa, Iceberg's secretary and an agent of the CP9.
    • Nico Robin is probably most guilty of this among the Straw Hat Pirates. Though the true masters of this trope are the Kuja Pirates. One in particular, Rindo, has the same unzipped leather jacket mentioned in the Tokkô example below.
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    • Subverted with Tashigi after the Time Skip. Due to a "Freaky Friday" Flip with Smoker, it looks like she doesn't wear a bra under her shirt because Smoker has a habit to wear his jackets openly and without an undershirt, that's why he has an Absolute Cleavage all time he spends in her body. However, a fan asked Word of God if she really doesn't wear a bra, so Oda asks Smoker if it's true. Smoker answered he ripped it off.
  • The girls of Ultimate Girls may fit this trope — seconds after expanding to 100 foot tall, their skintight spandex uniforms begin to disintegrate. This wouldn't be so bad, except said skintight spandex uniforms are all they are wearing. Not to worry, however, they use the feeling of humiliation at being seen naked by millions as a moe power source.
  • Precia Testarossa in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha goes with this and Absolute Cleavage.
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  • In her mindscape battle with Evangeline during the Mahora Festival Tournament Arc of Mahou Sensei Negima!, Setsuna is shown wearing the clothes of the bird tribe which doesn't come with a bra. This is for practical reasons, as a bra would get in the way of her wings.
  • Some shots in Code Geass, especially the first R2 ED, strongly suggest that Kallen goes commando, though we do see that she does occasionally wear panties. Not a bra, though (at least, not all the time).
    • Knight of Twelve Monica Kruszewski has the same implication, since both her dress uniform and pilot suit both show enough leg to make the existence of her underwear highly suspect.
  • Yumiko in Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou has gone running around without panties twice. The first time was some unspecified number of years in the past where she threw them at a group of boys who were teasing her about it and then found herself on the run without them later. The second time, they were stolen by a daemon and she went running around without them.
  • Queen's Blade:
    • Nowa, a forest elf, never wears any panties at all, to the surprise of Leina. She's totally comfortable with it, too.
    • Her fellow elves don't even bother with underwear. Alleyne only has leaves under her skirt, and Echidna has her snake as her underwear.
    • Cattleya, a well-endowed Gentle Amazonian Giant and mom, wears an outfit that resembles an apron... and nothing else underneath.
  • Yuuma from Magical Pokaan accidentally defeats K-ko in episode 1 when this, along with the Chunky Updraft from her spellcasting effect, causes a rocket-powered Nosebleed. The same thing happens in episode 11, but this time on live television.
  • Urabe Mikoto, from the Mysterious Girlfriend X manga, shares a sort of psychic "bond" with the male protagonist that lets them share emotions (and memories, to some extent) with one another by tasting each other's drool. For real. When some other guy asked her out, she tried to test it on him, but nothing happens. Then, she went with the protagonist (worried at the moment that she might actually switch to the other, "cooler" guy) and uses their bond, whereupon he immediately gets aroused without knowing why. Then, she pulls a pair of panties from her schoolbag, revealing that these were the ones she was going to use that day, and she was, in fact, wearing nothing under her uniform skirt. And it's not the weirdest thing she has done, either.
  • Mizuki from No Bra. Despite what the title may suggest, she seems to be the only one.
  • The leotard Miu wears in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Her nipples are more defined while wearing this than if she were naked.
    • When Silcardo Jenezad obtains his disciple Bulu, it appears as if she wears nothing from the waist down except for the bottom section of a tunic. Once the inevitable Clothing Damage starts to pile up, we see her rear end is indeed completely bare.
  • Black Butler II: Episode 6 reveals that, underneath her usual maid outfit, Hannah doesn't wear underwear, only a corset and a see through slip. Probably a case of Go-Go Enslavement, though.
  • Honey Kisaragi is often revealed, via Clothing Damage and Wardrobe Malfunctions, to not wear a bra (though she definitely wears panties, at least most of the time). As of Cutey Honey, her Absolute Cleavage makes this obvious all the time.
  • Ghost In The Shell Standalone Complex. In "ANGELS' SHARE", Kusanagi is in London, wearing a trenchcoat as opposed to her usual Stripperiffic battle teddy, when she has to lure a police Special Weapons officer into an alley so she can steal his uniform. She keeps the trenchcoat, but the exposed cleavage shows she's removed everything beneath it.
  • In SHUFFLE! (both the anime and the VN), Primula at first has no idea she's supposed to wear something under her shirt. Rin finds this out when the clothes get wet in Sexy Soaked Shirt fashion.
  • As Fairy Tail has gone on, it has become increasingly apparent that none of the women wear bras and that at least Erza and Juvia may not normally wear anything underneath their heavier clothing if Clothing Damage is any indication.
  • Yuka from Kemonozume never seems to wear a bra, but her breasts are small enough for her to get away with it.
  • Maicchingu Machiko Sensei has almost every Fanservice you can name. Whether or not she is wearing a bra varies from episode to episode. We can usually tell by the time her clothes are torn away.
  • Kureha from Tokkô walks around bra-less and shirtless with only an unzipped leather jacket covering her. Sakura also doesn't appear to wear a bra under her tank-top.
  • Eriko from Dragon Crisis! goes bra-less sometimes - in particular, her dress from episode 6.
  • The Yuurei Shoujo from Gate Keepers 21 wears a transparent dress, scarf, and nothing else.
  • Ranma ½: Ranma Saotome, being a guy half the time, never wears bras when he's in his female form. All the male students at his high school love it, I assure you.
  • Saki:
    • The show in general has a strange tendency to have characters in very short skirts and to routinely show them at angles that logically should show a panty shot, but perhaps for reasons of modesty never actually shows any panties. Going Commando jokes are far and wide popular in the fandom and indeed Canon for a few characters.
    • Saki Achiga-hen: Shizuno wears a (zipped) jacket, shoes, and nothing else. She's flat enough not to need a bra at least...
  • Question Fairy, a Japanese animation created by the Japanese government to teach kindergarten children what they needed to bring to their first day of school. Some.... fans pointed out she can't possibly be wearing underwear. This is one of the reasons the Japanese government abandoned the project. See it here.
  • When the characters of Seitokai no Ichizon each attempt to write a novel about their "adventures", Ken simply writes a parade of Harem Genre tropes. This culminates in Mafuyu tripping, then admitting that she's not wearing panties.
  • In Gun Frontier, every time Sinunora loses her pink dress, she has no bra nor panties.
  • The titular character of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica has this going on. She does wear underwear in her civilian outfit, so apparently she loses it in her Transformation Sequence.
    • Sayaka from the main series doesn't seem to wear anything under her puella magi uniform, either. Not so obvious in the anime, but more obvious from certain shots in the film.
  • Mikan from Rising × Rydeen clearly doesn't wear a bra under her Sailor Fuku as the top is open from the collar down and shows off a bit of Under Boobs.
  • While Merlin from The Seven Deadly Sins wears a Badass Long Coat, she very clearly doesn't wear a bra what with her coat being open.
  • Tsugumi from M3: The Dark Metal wears a white nightgown. A long rip on the lower part of it and a strong wind in later chapters show us that it's the only thing she wears.
  • Jessie in Pokémon, though by way of an animation error. Gardenia, the Eterna City gym leader from the Sinnoh region, was also subject to this, again by way of animation error.
  • Cross Ange has a lot of this with the main character if not almost every female character in the show. Justified because the characters go through a body cavity search where their bra's and underwear are ripped off with them only wearing thongs in their combat suit and not much else.
  • Sailor Moon has the Amazon Quartet wear little beneath their stripperiffic outfits. Bes-Bes and Cere-Cere wear bikinis, and Para-Para a leotard. And Jun-Jun's low-riding pants prove that she isn't wearing underpants. This actually resulted in the Japanese anime adding color-coded leggings to make them a little more dressed.
  • The Gods of Destruction in Dragon Ball Super wear pants, but no underwear, as seen with the ones with tails, such as Beerus and Champa. Though, even when the camera's in a position where you should very clearly see their ass cracks, they aren't visible.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia: Moldova is a male example, and often only wears his patchy, oversized and shabby Badass Longcoat, likely due to his Perpetual Poverty. During the Hetalia Hetaween 2013 event, he asks for underwear instead after he's already gotten candy.
  • Heaven's Lost Property: All of the angeloid's uniforms lack bras. There is a scene where Nymph protests against ever wearing any kind of underwear, followed by the protagonist stating that he now sees why she's beautiful. Yeah, now he can really see everything...
  • In KonoSuba, Aqua does not wear panties underneath her dress, which is evidently shown.
  • Ilulu from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid doesn't wear a bra, instead opting for adhesive bandages over her nipples. It's justified, since her Gag Boobs make it impossible for her to find a bra that would fit, and she isn't skilled enough in transformation magic to form her own.
  • Goblin Slayer: Sword Maiden's outfit exposes her sides, showing she doesn't have any underwear.


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