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Postby chazthesilencer » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:26 pm

Protagonist opens a chamber/pod/box, or simply stumbles upon-
a (sometimes) sleeping, (sometimes) naked, (but always) vulnerable and mysterious stranger-
who inevitably becomes a love interest...

I was just wondering- exactly how common is this plot device?

Naked, sleeping beauties have been spotted in such aojos as:
Outlaw Star and Chobits

Sleeping beauties:
Elemental Gelade and TTGL

Naked beauties:
Elfen Lied and DearS

All female...are there no male precedents?

Obama is not a precedent :]
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Postby Xard » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:28 pm

chazthesilencer wrote:
Obama is not a precedent :]


:cringe:

uhh wat

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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:40 pm

I can think of a number of aged male corpses thus discovered --

Planetes, episode 1
GitS : the episode ¥€$

I have a vague memory of something in one of the Dirty Pair OAVs where a male and a female (a new Adam and Eve) were found -- Dirty Pair TV seems a plausible place to discover hunks in trunks, but I've only watched a few episodes.
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Postby Merridian » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:59 pm

chazthesilencer wrote:All female...are there no male precedents?
MD Geist: Male falls from sky in satellite, wakes up, proceeds to kill people for no discernable reason. Finds out later he's a genetically-enhanced clone. Continues to kill people.

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Postby MatrixRefugee » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:28 pm

Does Muraki lying (presumably) dead in the Tarot Curse arc of Yami no Matsuei count (he's certainly beautiful and mysterious, but no one with any amount of sense would call him vulnerable...)?
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:37 pm

Awwww, I clicked on this thread expecting to see naked sleeping beauties. Jimbo is dissapoint. :crybaby:
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Postby trueno_twentyone » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:02 pm

same here Jimbo :(
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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:05 pm

Eva Yojimbo wrote:Awwww, I clicked on this thread expecting to see naked sleeping beauties. Jimbo is dissapoint. :crybaby:
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:55 pm

Mr. Tines wrote:I can think of a number of aged male corpses thus discovered --

Planetes, episode 1
GitS : the episode ¥€$

I have a vague memory of something in one of the Dirty Pair OAVs where a male and a female (a new Adam and Eve) were found -- Dirty Pair TV seems a plausible place to discover hunks in trunks, but I've only watched a few episodes.

But were they good looking?

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Postby BrikHaus » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:57 pm

Sleeping (but not naked) Nia in a box in TTGL.
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Postby NemZ » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:10 am

Shinji pulls pen^2 out of a box in ep10... :toothy:
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Postby chazthesilencer » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:53 pm

@Tines: Nice, I see what you did there-
Dead (sleeping) male is found in casket (chamber) and becomes an interest of Ai's (Love).
However, this occurs episode 3, not 1. Your win is nullified.

@Brik: I expected better from you. Am I really ignored so easily? :[

@Gentlemen: Come on people, I just pointed you all toward Outlaw Star; you can see a naked, sleeping beauty there.
So long as you don't watch it on Cartoon Network, apparently:

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I just remembered two extra precedents:
NB= Metropolis
SB= Origin: Spirits of the Past

I guess the device isn't as common as I thought then...
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Postby Shin-seiki » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:45 pm

Steel Angel Kurumi (Kurumi), Saber Marionette (Lime), and Da Capo II (Minatsu) all start with the protgonist inadvertently awakening their respective pod-enclosed robot beauties with an accidental kiss, and Kurumi, and arguably Lime, are romantically inclined towards the guy that kissed them.

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Postby GVman » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:11 pm

Merridian wrote:
chazthesilencer wrote:All female...are there no male precedents?
MD Geist: Male falls from sky in satellite, wakes up, proceeds to kill people for no discernable reason. Finds out later he's a genetically-enhanced clone. Continues to kill people.


The '80s were a wonderful time for anime, weren't they?

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Postby Merridian » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:29 pm

^ :lol: the 80's were fantastic. Sad part was that MD Geist's sequel had just as shoddy production values despite being made 10 years later.

Now that I think about it, Battle Angel Alita sorta fits in the "sleeping naked beauty", though she's missing more than her clothes, and she's more like 'deactivated' than just 'sleeping'. But hell, if Melfina counts, then Alita should.

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Postby Xard » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:34 pm

oh damnit, you rezzed this topic and I got my hopes up SECOND TIME :(

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Postby nickdolemailbox » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:59 pm

Eden of the East starts with the male protagonist naked in front of the White House with nothing but a mobile phone and a gun, his memories wiped.

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