History Anime / MouryouNoHako

14th Feb '18 7:27:18 PM 017Bluefield
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''Mouryou no Hako'' (''Box of Goblins'') is a relatively obscure anime revolving around boxes, based on the second novel in Natsuhiko Kyogoku's ''Kyogokudou'' series.

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''Mouryou no Hako'' (''Box of Goblins'') is a relatively obscure anime revolving around boxes, [[ArcSymbol boxes]], based on the second novel in Natsuhiko Kyogoku's ''Kyogokudou'' series.



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* ContinuityNod: Sekiguchi's novel seems at first glance to be a metaphor for what's happening with the Kanako/Kubo case. However, [[spoiler:the girl in the book is meant to be Kuonji Ryoko, the tragic figure from the novel before Mouryou, ''Ubume no Natsu'' (''Summer of the Ubume''). But most Western viewers will not have read the previous novel, despite it being available in English.]]
* CuteKitten: The Chuuzenjis have a cat (named Pomegranite!) that shows up whenever a scene takes place at their house and is often shown playing with Enokizu, despite having no relevance whatsoever to the story.

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* ContinuityNod: Sekiguchi's novel seems at first glance to be a metaphor for what's happening with the Kanako/Kubo case. However, In truth, [[spoiler:the girl in the book is meant to be Kuonji Ryoko, the [[{{Tragedy}} tragic figure figure]] from the novel before Mouryou, ''Ubume no Natsu'' (''Summer of the Ubume'').Ubume''), the first ''Kyougokudou'' novel (with ''Mouryou'' being the second). But most Western viewers will not have read the previous novel, despite it being available in English.]]
* CuteKitten: The Chuuzenjis have a cat (named Pomegranite!) that shows up whenever a scene takes place at their house house, and is often shown playing with Enokizu, despite having no relevance whatsoever to the story.story whatsoever.
12th Feb '18 4:17:30 PM nombretomado
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* ReligionIsMagic: Averted somewhat. [[spoiler:Despite a large amount of attention paid to Shinto, Buddhism and folklore, the mysteries are shown to be psychological or scientific in nature. The series is probably one of the more truthful representations of ''{{Onmyodo}}'' in anime.]]

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* ReligionIsMagic: Averted somewhat. [[spoiler:Despite a large amount of attention paid to Shinto, Buddhism and folklore, the mysteries are shown to be psychological or scientific in nature. The series is probably one of the more truthful representations of ''{{Onmyodo}}'' ''UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}}'' in anime.]]



** It's extremely important for understanding things later on. It also helps if you know a bit about {{Onmyodo}} and kanji, to say the least.

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** It's extremely important for understanding things later on. It also helps if you know a bit about {{Onmyodo}} UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} and kanji, to say the least.
12th Feb '18 4:17:22 PM nombretomado
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The year is 1952. Japan is still struggling to get back on its feet after its crushing defeat in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The old folk beliefs are slowly being overshadowed by emerging modernization. And amidst the lonely hills and fields on the outskirts of Tokyo, boxes containing the severed arms and legs of unknown female victims keep turning up. A small private detective agency gets involved in the investigation, and along with them, a very different sort of detective: the coldly skeptical ''[[{{Onmyodo}} onmyouji]]'', Chuuzenji Akihiko.

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The year is 1952. Japan is still struggling to get back on its feet after its crushing defeat in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The old folk beliefs are slowly being overshadowed by emerging modernization. And amidst the lonely hills and fields on the outskirts of Tokyo, boxes containing the severed arms and legs of unknown female victims keep turning up. A small private detective agency gets involved in the investigation, and along with them, a very different sort of detective: the coldly skeptical ''[[{{Onmyodo}} ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} onmyouji]]'', Chuuzenji Akihiko.
11th Jan '18 12:47:02 PM BlacKat
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* RefugeInAudacity: To Sekiguchi's shock, Enokizu has the balls to force his way into Yoriko's house, ''after'' talking to a departing Yoriko. [[spoiler:Lucky that he did, elsewise her mother would have brought down the house [[DrivenToSuicide trying to hang herself]].]]

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* RefugeInAudacity: To Sekiguchi's shock, Enokizu has the balls to force forces his way into Yoriko's house, ''after'' talking to a departing Yoriko. [[spoiler:Lucky that [[spoiler:Good thing he did, elsewise though, or else her mother would have brought down the house during her attempt to [[DrivenToSuicide trying to hang herself]].]]
11th Jan '18 12:45:43 PM BlacKat
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** All the significant male characters in the anime are this to some extent. (Creator/{{CLAMP}} ''did'' the character designs, after all, which naturally translates to beautiful guys and girls all-round.) In the novels, Chuuzenji, Sekiguchi and Kiba's appearances are not precisely described, but the implication is that none of them are good-looking at all.

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** All the significant male characters in the anime are this to some extent. (Creator/{{CLAMP}} ''did'' did the character designs, after all, which naturally translates to beautiful guys and girls all-round.) In the novels, Chuuzenji, Sekiguchi and Kiba's appearances are not precisely described, but the implication is that none of them are good-looking at all.
27th Oct '17 11:13:26 AM 017Bluefield
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[[caption-width-right:378: "...''hou''..."]]

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[[caption-width-right:378: "...''hou''..."]]
''"...hou..."'']]



* ContinuityNod: Sekiguchi's novel seems at first glance to be a metaphor for what's happening with the Kanako/Kubo case. However, [[spoiler:the girl in the book is meant to be Kuonji Ryoko, the tragic figure from the novel before Mouryou, ''Ubume no Natsu''. But most Western viewers will not have read the previous novel, despite it being available in English.]]

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* ContinuityNod: Sekiguchi's novel seems at first glance to be a metaphor for what's happening with the Kanako/Kubo case. However, [[spoiler:the girl in the book is meant to be Kuonji Ryoko, the tragic figure from the novel before Mouryou, ''Ubume no Natsu''.Natsu'' (''Summer of the Ubume''). But most Western viewers will not have read the previous novel, despite it being available in English.]]



21st Oct '17 3:11:09 PM nombretomado
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* {{Buddhism}}: Early in the story, Kanako tells Yoriko about the concept of ''Tennin Gosui'' ("The Five Death Omens of an Angel" or "The Decay of an Angel"), which is found in Mahayana Buddhist writings. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Yoriko takes the concept a bit too seriously, with disastrous results.]]
19th May '17 1:58:07 PM 017Bluefield
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The year is 1952. Japan is still struggling to get back on its feet after its crushing defeat in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The old folk beliefs are slowly being overshadowed by emerging modernization. And amidst the lonely hills and fields on the outskirts of Tokyo, boxes containing the severed arms and legs of unknown female victims keep turning up. A small private detective agency gets involved in the investigation, and along with them, a very different sort of detective: the coldly sceptical ''[[{{Onmyodo}} onmyouji]]'', Chuuzenji Akihiko.

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The year is 1952. Japan is still struggling to get back on its feet after its crushing defeat in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The old folk beliefs are slowly being overshadowed by emerging modernization. And amidst the lonely hills and fields on the outskirts of Tokyo, boxes containing the severed arms and legs of unknown female victims keep turning up. A small private detective agency gets involved in the investigation, and along with them, a very different sort of detective: the coldly sceptical skeptical ''[[{{Onmyodo}} onmyouji]]'', Chuuzenji Akihiko.



And in the pages of an up-and-coming novelist's newest work, a man on a train encounters a gloved passenger carrying a box with a human head inside of it. A head that is, beyond all reason, alive.

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And in the pages of an up-and-coming novelist's newest work, a man on a train encounters a gloved passenger carrying a box with a human head inside of it. A head that is, beyond all reason, alive.
''alive.''



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* [[spoiler:ATragedyOfImpulsiveness]]: How this story starts.
* TheBeautifulElite: Yuzuki Kanako and her "sister" Minami Kinuko appear to be this at first. Very much [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] later on in the story.

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* [[spoiler:ATragedyOfImpulsiveness]]: How this story starts.
This is what kick-starts the plot.
* TheBeautifulElite: Yuzuki Kanako and her "sister" sister Minami Kinuko appear to be this at first. Very much [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] later on in the story.story: [[spoiler:Yuzuki and Minami aren't sisters, for starters. They're ''daughter and mother'']].
1st May '17 10:35:03 PM Xtifr
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'''''Mouryou no Hako''''' (''Box of Goblins'') is a relatively obscure anime revolving around boxes, based on the second novel in Natsuhiko Kyogoku's ''Kyogokudou'' series.

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'''''Mouryou ''Mouryou no Hako''''' Hako'' (''Box of Goblins'') is a relatively obscure anime revolving around boxes, based on the second novel in Natsuhiko Kyogoku's ''Kyogokudou'' series.
25th Feb '17 3:37:12 AM 017Bluefield
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* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Kubo Shunkou. If the [[Series/{{Dexter}} Ice Truck Killer]] had lived in the same era, he'd probably be looking up to ''this"" nutcase in admiration. Seriously, Kubo's THAT friggin' messed-up.]]

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* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Kubo Shunkou. If the [[Series/{{Dexter}} Ice Truck Killer]] had lived in the same era, he'd probably be looking up to ''this"" ''this'' nutcase in admiration. Seriously, Kubo's THAT friggin' messed-up.]]
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