Trap Early Warning Guide


The collage shown below, seemingly a collection of attractive young girls, conceals an unsettling (?) secret

Can you spot it?


In the slight chance you don’t realize what exactly is going on here, but enjoy looking at the cute characters regardless, perhaps you might not wish to inquire any further…

The Maria Holic cover image is available in high resolution on the Channel.

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    18:39 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they seem all trap to me.

    Comment by GB
    18:07 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Need moar Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji:

    Comment by Ak
    17:46 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't be so sure that Touka (from Touka Gettan, the last of the 3rd row) is a trap...
    His/her gender is one of the mysteries of the series which never got explained.
    Most of the characters think s/he's male, but there are many hints that s/he could be a girl (and so a reverse trap).

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    17:28 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    THIS is why 2D > 3D

    Comment by SabekujiKaneda
    20:16 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have saved me from an untimely demise O_o

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looking through the pic, the ones I spotted (though I forgot their names):

    A4 Bridget from Guilty Gear
    B8 Hibiki from I My Me! Strawberry Egg
    B9 Aoi from You're Under Arrest
    B10 Hayate from Hayate no Gotoku
    C2 Haku from Naruto
    D7 Kamagatari from Rurouni Kenshin
    F6 Nuriko from Fushigi Yuugi
    F9 ... from Vandread
    G2 Shidou Mariya from Maria Holic

    Comment by KinginYellow
    02:28 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fapping, speed of light, etc.

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    Comment by eksuterru
    17:27 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    >>row 4 #7
    that's kamagatari from Rurouni Kenshin. One of my first few animes back then and also the first trap i encountered in anime! LOL

    Comment by Hangmen
    16:17 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Herb
    16:19 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Got a question...would you guys consider Ranma as a trap?
    Cause we all know although he can completely turn into a girl 'physically', but the person 'inside' is still a what do you guys think?

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    16:49 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He walks a narrow ledge of trap/trany/hermaphrodite because of the curse...just to feel better about myself I'll go with trap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    In principle, I'm not a fan of genderbending or crosdressing (even the christmas ep. of Haruhi-chan kind).

    But it's strictly in the details and depends on the medium. What goes into a character depicted on a still image or manga is closer to WYSIWYG than in animation. Any giveaways have disqualifying power, but if there are none, one can work with the appearance in abstraction from the concept of the character that it is the original constituent of. But - the acute differences between male and female features (and male and female visual agreeability) in flesh and blood humans get shallowed down in manga, which can work either way, depending on what you know about the situation. You can tweak and adapt it if it's worth it.

    In Ranma's case - to be fair to the likes of Cthugha or OS-tans, mermaids and what have you, you don't have to be bothered by what your character is in their other jobs. If he has the ability to be a girl, then he is one. Of course, being an attractive girl may be a few grades harder than just being identifiable as one.

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    Comment by Kip
    11:53 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about sexy-jitsu Naruto then?

    Comment by G
    16:22 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    First row, 8th: Peppo from Gankutsuou, "I just want to help the boy I love". Killer line.

    Comment by SirromN
    16:55 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fourth one on the second row is Gretel from Black Lagoon, a pair of twins switch between playing Hansel and Gretel, and their gender is never stated so it could be male or female.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quen, great collage, but people who haven't watched shugo chara or the like should be warned that there are spoilers in that picture. Like a certain number of characters we didn't know were actually male:P.

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    Comment by Quen
    20:45 20/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good point...

    Apologies if I hurt someone's viewing of some shows. ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1st row...
    4th from the left...

    Bridget is a fucking nun dude with yoyo's

    4th row...
    1st from the left...

    that fucking crossdresser from minami-ke

    4th row...
    7th from the left...

    that fucking scythe fag from samurai x

    6th row...
    6th from the left...

    that fucking strong she-male from Fushigi Yugi

    6th row...
    9th from the left...

    that dude that took ALOT of fucking estrogen from Vandread

    5th row...
    2nd and 5th from the left...LOOKS SUSPICIOUS...

    2nd row...
    8th and 10th looks suspicious...(10 really looks like a dood)

    ...and for the others i didn't spot...i phail'd

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    Comment by twin blades
    13:47 10/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in my mind peppo is still a girl:(

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:58 03/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does no one notice that they ALL are traps. Save about 3-4 of them, everyone is a trap. Sorry if it was already said, too lazy to read through every post.

    Comment by Furinkan
    22:21 03/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some of the comments did seem a bit slow; "hay wow theirs a lot of traps here..."

    I think it's safe to say that everyone's realised this. At least I hope so...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 24/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fujimiya Sai
    from Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka Portable

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    Comment by Someanon
    08:23 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    woooow........ are really all of those traps? I only knew about 4 or 5.

    Comment by Quinto Espada
    17:57 22/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mako-chan and Bridget = love

    Comment by kenjiharima
    19:08 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no matter how cute or beautiful they are they're TRAPS!

    Comment by Mix
    10:42 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And there is more!

    Comment by Lord Zero
    19:21 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Traps stole my innocense!!!

    Comment by Lee
    22:58 19/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Admiral Ackbar would be proud.

    Comment by thejungianperv
    07:48 06/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    will he be proud that some of us can actually recognize and love about 60 percent of them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 20/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    alto hime is missing. ahahaha.

    Comment by thejungianperv
    07:49 06/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    also ... Tiere chan :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 20/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    reminds me of this guy:

    in trap mode>>

    in GAR bishie mode>> [ Joon Ki/5f7ba99d.jpg]

    plenty of traps in korea. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 20/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the ones i recognize are kamatari honjou[my first fave trap ever. ima girl btw] from rurouni kenshin, noriko from fushigi yuugi, that vice-captain guy from vandread and that guy from shugo chara. [i'm out of loop. i only know traps from the 90s and early 00s(?)]

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    15:19 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd totally hit them all regardless of their "add-on"

    Comment by Ichigo69
    11:01 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it sad that I recognise most of these?

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    Comment by Zedd
    10:51 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The 3rd is Mizuho Miyanokouji from Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    6th character on the first row is Kei from Moyashimon.

    Comment by Kain
    11:06 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow.....there are alot of traps there. lets see how many i can find. across the top will be numbers such and down the side will be letters.

    1 2 3

    A3 - Mizuho Miyanokouji from Otome Wa Boku Ni Koishiteru
    A9 - Pico from Boku no Pico (shota hentai)
    B3 - Hamaji Yakumo From H2O: Footprints in the Sand
    B6 - Coco from Boku no Pico
    B8 - Hibiki Amawa from I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
    B10 - Hayate Ayasaki from Hayate the Combat Butler
    C2 - Haku from Naruto
    D1 - Mako-chan from Minami-ke
    D3 - Negi Springfield from Negima!: Magister Negi Magi
    F5 - Shiratori Ryushi from Mahoraba ~Heartful days~
    F9 - Buzam A. Calessa from Vandread
    G1 - Tadase Hotori from Shugo Chara!


    And if anyone can top me on that they get a cookie!

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    Comment by Halconnen
    15:14 21/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot:
    A6 - Kei Yuuki from Moyashimon.
    B9 - Futaba Aoi from You're under Arrest.
    B4 - Hänsel/Gretel from Black Lagoon
    B1 - Seishiro Kotobuki from Lovely Complex
    C5 - Kouno Tooru from Princess Princess
    F8 - Ayumi Saitou from Shion no Ou
    G2 - Mariya Shidou from Maria+Holic (the hell did you miss that one?)

    At least those are the ones I see from the top of my head.

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    Comment by Chrouya
    11:35 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Though it's still amazing how you can't spot at least Jun Watarase from Happiness! and Bridget from Guilty Gear...

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    Comment by kagamiismywaifu
    12:06 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    missing jun? thats a sin.

    Comment by Kain
    12:17 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well i've never watched that anime.......

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    Comment by basilio
    15:48 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's the sin.

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    Comment by Toiski
    11:09 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could recognize around 10 of them, including all of the above, Negi from Negima! cross-dressing, Haku from Naruto, the teacher guy from IMM!SE, the tsundere from Princess Princess or whatever, then I think that one between Mako and Negi is from Fruits Basket, oh and somewha to the right of them is the kusarigama-wielding okama from Kenshin TV, and could the second last of the second last row be from Vandread?

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    16:38 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahh yes he is, he's the guy with the snake zodiac curse, offhand don't remember his name though. Yes that's Buzuma from Vandread.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha I noticed Negi too
    Bring in some Konoka and Setsuna and I'll be happy

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they should've added paako or zurako or fundoshi saigo, the okama from gintama... lol

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    Comment by Chrouya
    11:30 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm, maybe this will help, I still had it on my PC:

    Some are not included, but most of the names(+series) are in it.

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    Comment by Chrouya
    11:39 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like the last 2 are missing, I see. Though I do not know the very last one, the last one is obviously from Maria+Holic, Mariya Shidou.

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    Comment by Chrouya
    12:09 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Typoed as well, one to last* it had to be, but that seems to be Tadase Hotori from Shugo Chara, apparently.

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    16:43 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is, it's in one of the last episodes I cared to watch of the show.

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