General Most fat characters in anime suffer from some level of Gonk. Though just as often regarded as physical pinnacles, Sumo wrestlers are occasionally referenced in anime as being gonk. Leiji Matsumoto characters come in two flavors: Notable examples of the latter include Captain Harlock 's sidekick Tochiro and his seemingly endless line of identical ancestors.
How a family line with men that ugly manages to continue on for so many millenia is the greatest mystery of the Leijiverse. A sizeable portion of the captain's crew of Jolly Space Pirates also has the look. It's a running joke among fans that Harlock makes a point of not recruiting anybody handsomer than he is, while making sure he also has several beautiful women on the ship.
Most incarnations of 's Tetsuro are also Cartoonish Companions , though he was considerably bishified in The Movie. Also, the entire population of Earth, sans cyborgs, during the Big, Fat Future of the manga's second story arc. Note that Tochiro is standing. With a male cast that is mostly made up of average-looking men and outright bishonen , with a fairly even split between the two, he really goes out of his way with ugliness.
Characters in Peter Chung's anime are either attractive noodle people or ugly gonks. The Conqueror , Diogenes is short and ugly with bad teeth. A number of anime will have impromptu cheerleading squads show up that will always include a female Gonk that will go without comment.
The Abridged Series , in which the Gonk is given an extremely deep masculine voice. Specific Okada from Alive: The Final Evolution , the only power-user who is overweight. He sweats constantly, may have a subtle hentai fetish, and suffers from an inferiority complex due to his physical appearance. His power involves killing victims who break their "promises" for ex.
Many of the titular Titans from Attack on Titan. They are generally designed to look like misshapen mockeries of human beings with ridiculously goofy facial expressions. This doesn't make them any less terrifying in-universe. The ones shown that don't qualify for this trope the Colossal Titan, the Armored Titan, Eren and the Female Titan are even more dangerous. It actually became a plot point when she could walk right into the lair of the Supreme Council Of Vagueness , because all their doors were opened automatically by cameras with facial recognition software that glitched so badly in her presence it just opened all the doors.
Kimura from Azumanga Daioh , with his perpetually gaunt and slack-jawed expression. Dan in Bamboo Blade is short and has a head shaped like an acorn. Yet he's got a girlfriend , is ranked high in the school, can draw very well, and is shaping up to be good at kendo. Dan is basically permanently Super-Deformed. Only once in the entire series and only in the manga is he portrayed like the other characters, and the manga has to point out that yes, that is Dan.
The anime Basilisk features some downright grotesque character designs. Tokugawa Ieyasu has a deformed chin that looks like a huge scrotum. BECK has at least a couple. Koyuki's friend Tanabe appears to be fourteen going on forty at the start of the series, and the gentleman who sells him his Fender also has some physical oddities.
Some of the Red Shirt or Mook level humans, shinigami and hollows have an Art Shift into this appearance to create the impression of someone who's not important to the long-term story but who is an issue that needs dealing with immediately.
The most significant example is Oomaeda, whose entire family have a creepily similar appearance with the exception of his little sister , who is gorgeous and drawn normally. Oomaeda is usually comic relief and receives no respect from anyone. Whenever he is portrayed more sympathetically or seriously, the artwork shifts accordingly. Done in a very literal way in the Bludgeoning Angel Dokurochan anime when one of Sakura's classmates is turned into a monkey.
His face and head are animated in a paper cutout style, in a completely different form of animation from the rest of the show. Let us not forget about the angels with their halos removed. Extreme case of explosive diarrhea happens. It's a blip, but one episode of Cromartie High School took place in what was basically a gender-flipped version of the main male characters' high school.
The "girls" in the school were very much as if the delinquents were crossdressing Inverted in the original manga of Cutey Honey. Every character is downright ugly specially the girls with the exception of Honey, Natsuko, Seiji and his little brother, who in contrast look like the Non-Standard Character Design.
Every single male monster shown so far in Daily Life with Monster Girl , in sharp contrast to the attractive if occasionally dangerous looking monster girls.
Desert Punk has quite a few. If a character is unnamed or over 40, chances are they're gonks. The titular character is pretty normal looking but becomes gonked out if he's doing something disturbing. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Alciel later tries to use the picture as a weapon. Calmaramon of Digimon Frontier , who Slide-Digivolves from the idol Ranamon is Gonk in her universe, something which causes her to lose her entire fan club.
Think Ursula from The Little Mermaid meets anime. A picture doesn't really tell you much, you have to watch the show and hear her laugh to truly understand her Gonk. Sumiyoshi from Excel Saga.
His friends are visibly shocked, and he doesn't seem to be pleased with the change either. It was eventually shown that he gets it from his mother. The Puchuus in the anime are cute mascot characters whose faces become Gonk resembling scarred, haggard manga assassin Golgo 13 when they are injured or killed.
The linemen Kurita and Komosubi of Eyeshield 21 are both pretty gonk, though in an Ugly Cute sort of way. In contrast to most examples, they are part of the main cast and are every bit as important and well-developed as their more attractive team members. Kasamatsu of the Taiyo Sphinx. He's about as tall as the average character in the series, but he's about three times as wide, with a really exaggerated face. In Fairy Tail , there's Virgo's initial appearance under the ownership of Everlue.
This is because Virgo is so loyal to whoever her master is that she actually changes her looks to whatever pleases them most. Under Lucy's ownership, she's one of the prettiest characters in the series. The Armstrong family where the father and the mother and the middle children look pretty much the same except for the oldest and youngest. Gluttony, who basically looks like a bigger, more menacing Ziggy.
Arguably, 8th from Future Diary. She's meant to look more like a cute chibi than outwardly grotesque, but her appearance compared to the other characters can be quite jarring. Getter Robo teams always have "The fat guy", with varying levels of gonk. Musashi from the original looks a bit gonkish, especially compared to his impossibly handsome teammates and his ridiculous, slapped together "uniform" doesn't help, either , but most of the subsequent incarnations had Musashi or his equivalent drawn with the similar rugged good looks to his compatriots.
Kaede from the all girl Getter Robo Zan team is probably the gonkiest of all the Getter pilots being a Distaff Counterpart of Musashi , but then again all the girls on that team are pretty homely by anime standards.
When you compare the likes of Musashi, Benkei, and Gai to the worst this trope has to offer I think it's a little harsh to call them outright gonky just because they're big. Mido is tall and slender to a creepy degree, while Monko might have been able to pass for a bodybuilder-style Amazonian Beauty if she didn't look like she had a man's face pasted onto her body. Gohda decided not to have his face reconstructed because his new appearance made him distinctive and nobody who meets him will ever forget him.
This is deliberately contrasted with Hideo Kuze, the show's nominal but less villainous villain, whose prosthetic body wears a handsome mask-like face. The Home Affairs Minister, on the other hand, is the conventional sort.