Miwako Satou and Wataru Takagi. Takagi isn't super girlish but he's mentioned to be a "vegetarian" non-aggressive kind of man unless he's in the line of duty and is a VERY Adorkable Nice Guy , whereas Satou is his tomboyish and straightforward Action Girlfriend. Teen Gohan and Videl play it very straight, she's is a stubborn Tomboy and he's a shy bookworm their High School Days consist of Videl pushing Gohan around and chasing his alter ego Great Saiyanman.
Of course there's double irony of Videl secretly having a crush on him and fact Gohan is actually thousands of times stronger than her and his reluctance to fight Videl comes from the fear of hurting her. Robot Girl Arale is a careless troublemaker who loves monsters, superheroes, playing with poop, and she's completely clueless about romance, while Robot Boy Obotchaman is very polite, sensitive, and romantic.
There is a gadget called "Boygirl". It is a spray which have ability to make boys girlish and girls boyish. Celty works a courier, rides a motor cycle, has super strength, and doesn't have a head. Lucy the Axe-Crazy mutant who will single-handedly fight and kill armies in order to protect Kouta the Non-Action Guy. Like, Black Lagoon 's example Revy and Rock , Kouta isn't exactly archetypically girly, but he is much more quiet and less-action geared than Lucy.
Re-L Mayer and Vincent Law; Vincent is easily more emotional while Real is usually expressionless, impatient, or angry.
The Lad-ette Benio in two of these. A non-romantic version with her best male friend Ranmaru a very feminine-looking boy who's a member of a kabuki troupe — who as much is put in the Unlucky Childhood Friend role , and a more romantic one with her arranged boyfriend Shinobu Iijyuin who, like the below-mentioned Andre Grandier from Rose of Versailles , isn't that girly but is still more patient and sensitive than she is.
Hayate the Combat Butler: Hayate Ayasaki is extremely polite, humble, and skilled at domestic tasks. Mirroring him is pink-haired swordswoman Hinagiku Katsura one of his Love Interests who is assertive, highly-athletic, and projects an aura of leadership. Simply put, he can make women around him feel their femininity is being challenged and she is cooler than any of the boys at school resulting in most of the guys and girls crushing on her.
Each of them is a mix of traits however, and Character Development has resulted in them evening out somewhat. Hinagiku becomes less "tomboy" and more "girly", by showing that she is just as good a cook as master-chef Hayate and adores cute things, as well as focusing on her romantic side. Hayate gets to show off his determination and combat ability in addition to his dedication to duty and fulfilling his promises.
Notably, he seems to like her "boyish" traits and Imagine Spots from her show that she kinda likes his "girlish" side as well. Himegoto - Juukyuusai No Seifuku: Kaito is a bishonen Chick Magnet who has a fetish for pretending he's the girl he has a crush on while Yuki who isn't said woman is a bifauxnen who wishes she was girlier.
Haruka and Kotake from the one-shot My Own Secret. She's a boyish Bifauxnen who practices judo and he's a feminine guy who likes cooking and sewing. The biggest badass Ace Pilot Chifuyu Orimura living with her little brother and main protagonist Ichika Orimura for the majority of their lives. He is the series House Husband who takes care of all the housework while she earns the money for both of them.
A non-romantic example not counting Aoi's one-sided crush on her is Misaki and Aoi. Karin the tomboyish Cute Bruiser and Kazune the girly-faced tsundere. Invoked when the already slightly effeminate protagonist begins crossdressing to attract the attention of a cool tomboy he has a crush on. He later finds out she actually isn't a lesbian and the oneshot ends with implications they will begin dating. Sumire is an efficient, successful journalist who watches pro wrestling and Sentai anime in her spare time and is a martial arts master on the side, while Momo is a modern dancer who is fairly emotional and doesn't mind taking on the role of Sumire's pet.
Sora and Sebastian from Massugu ni Ikou. Sora is loud, rude, and athletic Dachshund while Sebastian is a polite and dainty Yorkie with a bow on his head. Sora is quite protective of Sebastian. She's also in love with him, but he's Oblivious to Love. Makoto isn't girly per se, but most of his scenes alongside the tomboy Touma feature him masquerading as a girl. In one episode, he also describes masculine and feminine traits inherited from his mother and father, respectively.
Mobile Suit Gundam Although Chuck isn't all that girly, he's a fairly unassuming guy, and Mora is pretty Amazon and head and shoulders taller than him , so this vibe is definitely present. For a platonic example, Kashima and Mikoshiba. Kashima is a Tall, Dark, and Handsome "prince charming" who can easily make girls fall in love with her, while her best friend Mikoshiba is a shy guy who often behaves like a Tsundere.
When Mikoshiba tried to ask Kashima to become his pretend girlfriend which she agreed to , the roles got reversed and Mikoshiba claimed that he felt like he has got a boyfriend instead. Guardian of the Spirit has Balsa and Tanda - Balsa is an Action Girl wielding a Blade on a Stick who started out as a tomboy, while Tanda is The Medic , who honed his skills by patching up Balsa's wounds over the course of 20 years.
Neon Genesis Evangelion likes to analyse gender roles, and as such plays with the trope regarding the couples in the series: Most obviously with Asuka and Shinji. Shinji is obviously a House Husband in training, cooking and doing most of the chores around the house he occupies with Asuka and Misato, and has a shy, timid, and kind personality most of the time unless extensively provokes or completely snaps.
By contrast, Asuka is a Fiery Redhead Action Girl who revels in combat and remains the better pilot for most of the series. A more subtle case also exist with Misato and Kaji. While Kaji is clearly quite manly, he has some feminine touches to his personality, in that he enjoys gardening, drinks coffee, specializes in espionage, and likes tidying up.
This is in contrast to Misato who enjoys cars, drinks beer, specializes in combat, and is very sloppy as seen that Shinji picks up after her and Asuka. Mostly subverted with the Strawhats even the males with the more feminine associated roles and colors like Sanji as the cook or Chopper who wears pink and is childish- are still more masculine than the ship's females Nami and Robin.
Really the two who actually play this straight are Nami and Usopp, the navigator is fiery enough that she always takes charge when paired with Usopp and gets very pissy when he doesn't man-up like when they were fighting Enel together. Plus there's trivia from Oda that no matter who joins, Usopp will always be the weakest crew member which means Nami could kick Usopp's ass anytime she wanted, and did so in Arlong Park though as a ploy.