Otoko no ko is a male character cross-dressing as a female. He convincingly looks like and sounds like a female character. He is clearly a male character, but he presents in an exceedingly feminine manner. A common passerby would confuse an otoko no ko for a biological female, but once they discover his real gender, they would often be surprised, disgusted, or even elated. Otoko no ko is different from the western concept of drag queen. The Japanese term for drag queens or actual homosexuals is called okama (オカマお釜). Some examples of otoko no ko in Japanese media for the past decades are Astolfo from Fate / Apocrypha, Bridget from Guilty Gear XX: The Midnight Carnival, Hideri Kanzaki from Blend S, Hideyoshi Kinoshita from the Baka to Test series, Hime Arikawa from Himegoto, Luka Urushibara from Steins;Gate, Mariya Shidou from Maria†Holic, Jun Watarase from Happiness, and Rui Ninomiya from Gatchaman Crowds.