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23rd Sep '16 3:26:40 AM gjjones
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Issei Hyoudou is a second-year student at prestigious mostly-girls school Kuoh Academy. One day, he is asked out by a girl named Yuuma Amano. Having never had a girlfriend before, he accepts. The date goes well, until Yuuma [[MoodWhiplash stabs him through the stomach and leaves him to bleed out on the pavement]]. Luckily, Rias Gremory, the school's beautiful, crimson-haired sweetheart and high-class Devil finds him and resurrects him to act as her servant Devil and work for her and three other Devil students in the school's Occult Research Club.

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Issei Hyoudou is a second-year student at prestigious mostly-girls school Kuoh Academy. One day, he is asked out by a girl named Yuuma Amano. Having never had a girlfriend before, he accepts. The date goes well, until Yuuma [[MoodWhiplash stabs him through the stomach and leaves him to bleed out on the pavement]]. Luckily, Rias Gremory, the school's beautiful, crimson-haired sweetheart sweetheart, and high-class Devil finds him and resurrects him to act as her servant Devil and work for her and three other Devil students in the school's Occult Research Club.



* TheAlliance: The Christian faction as a whole (includes angels, fallen-angels, and devils).

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* TheAlliance: The Christian faction as a whole (includes angels, fallen-angels, fallen angels, and devils).



* BadassFamily: The Gremory family. When you've got the Crimson-Haired Ruin Princess (Rias), the Silver-Haired Queen of Annihilation (Grayfia), and the Brunette Madame of Extinction (Lady Gremory) gunning after you, you might wanna run away pretty fast.

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* BadassFamily: The Gremory family. When you've got the Crimson-Haired Ruin Princess (Rias), the Silver-Haired Queen of Annihilation (Grayfia), and the Brunette Madame of Extinction (Lady Gremory) gunning after for you, you might wanna run away pretty fast.



* BashBrothers: When ever Kiba isn't laying on the HoYay subtext on Issei, they have this sort of relationship.

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* BashBrothers: When ever Whenever Kiba isn't laying on the HoYay subtext on Issei, they have this sort of relationship.



* CantCatchUp: Beginning to show shades of this in the light novels in regards to the other members compared to Issei and Kiba, but especially Issei. They both start off as relatively weak members of the Occult Club with Issei being by far the weakest and Kiba being only around Koneko's level at best. Rias and Akeno at this point were far stronger. Then Kiba and Issei master Balance Breaker and everyone is left coughing in the dust. This is best exemplified when Issei was able to beat Sairaorg Bael using his [[spoiler:Balance Breaker]] where as Kiba, Xenovia and Rossweisse (the three strongest in the Occult Club with Kiba being by far the stronger of the three) only managed to cut off an arm of Sairaorg [[spoiler:without Balance Breaker]] and the rest likely couldn't even scratch him. Right now, Issei is by far the strongest member of the Occult Research Club, with Kiba just behind.

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* CantCatchUp: Beginning to show shades of this in the light novels in regards to the other members compared to Issei and Kiba, but especially Issei. They both start off as relatively weak members of the Occult Club with Issei being by far the weakest and Kiba being only around Koneko's level at best. Rias and Akeno at this point were far stronger. Then Kiba and Issei master Balance Breaker and everyone is left coughing in the dust. This is best exemplified when Issei was able to beat Sairaorg Bael using his [[spoiler:Balance Breaker]] where as whereas Kiba, Xenovia and Rossweisse (the three strongest in the Occult Club with Kiba being by far the stronger of the three) only managed to cut off an arm of Sairaorg [[spoiler:without Balance Breaker]] and the rest likely couldn't even scratch him. Right now, Issei is by far the strongest member of the Occult Research Club, with Kiba just behind.



** At the end of Volume 1m Rias alludes to her having already used her first bishop peice. The boy she used it on, Gasper Vladi, returns to become a part of the club in Volume 4.

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** At the end of Volume 1m Rias alludes to her having already used her first bishop peice.piece. The boy she used it on, Gasper Vladi, returns to become a part of the club in Volume 4.



** Volume 10 has a boy who couldn't make it into the autograph event and that Issei was able to sign an autograph for him back stage and told him to not cry at all. [[spoiler:At the climax of his and Sairaorg's match, that same kid encouraged the other kids that Oppai Dragon will never give up, thus kids reaching out to him and not give in to [[DeadlyUpgrade Juggernaut Drive]].]]

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** Volume 10 has a boy who couldn't make it into the autograph event and that Issei was able to sign an autograph for him back stage backstage and told him to not cry at all. [[spoiler:At the climax of his and Sairaorg's match, that same kid encouraged the other kids that Oppai Dragon will never give up, thus kids reaching out to him and not give in to [[DeadlyUpgrade Juggernaut Drive]].]]



** Even the members who rebel later are only doing so because [[spoiler:they can't deal with suddenly having to throw hundreds of years of hatred and all their personal pain away like it was meaningless.]] The Leaders of the Alliance recognize this and instead of crushing them, purposefully have them fight people too strong for them to kill but not strong enough to defeat them, so they can let all of their suppressed hatred out and move on. They peacefully surrender afterwords.

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** Even the members who rebel later are only doing so because [[spoiler:they can't deal with suddenly having to throw hundreds of years of hatred and all their personal pain away like it was meaningless.]] The Leaders of the Alliance recognize this and instead of crushing them, purposefully have them fight people too strong for them to kill but not strong enough to defeat them, so they can let all of their suppressed hatred out and move on. They peacefully surrender afterwords.afterwards.



* DamnedByFaintPraise: In episode 7, Koneko tells Issei that embroidering some headbands is "A feat out side of my expectations".

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: In episode 7, Koneko tells Issei that embroidering some headbands is "A feat out side outside of my expectations".



** Played gloriously straight in Volume 6, where both Issei and Xenovia swear that if [[spoiler:Diodora]] ever comes near Asia again, they will tear him limb form limb.

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** Played gloriously straight in Volume 6, where both Issei and Xenovia swear that if [[spoiler:Diodora]] ever comes near Asia again, they will tear him limb form from limb.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Issei's fight against Riser. [[spoiler:He sacrifices his left arm in order to obtain some powers from his Sacred Gear. But more importantly, since its no longer technically his arm, he is able to hold the cross and utilize holy water against the otherwise undefeatable Riser without the usual repercussion of a devil holding holy items and taking damage.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Issei's fight against Riser. [[spoiler:He sacrifices his left arm in order to obtain some powers from his Sacred Gear. But more importantly, since its it's no longer technically his arm, he is able to hold the cross and utilize holy water against the otherwise undefeatable Riser without the usual repercussion of a devil holding holy items and taking damage.]]



** Issei's boostgear, Ddraig, tells him about the three way war between heaven, hell, and the fallen angels during episode 8 in season 2. He mentions that for the most part, the dragons stayed out of the conflict, but two of them, himself and Albion, joined the fray. They raised such a ruckus that all three sides stopped fighting temporarily to stop the two dragons. In the end, the two dragons were chopped up, and their souls sealed in the boostgear that their respective humans have. And because of the nature of their being, they're always destined to fight each other should they meet.

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** Issei's boostgear, boost gear, Ddraig, tells him about the three way three-way war between heaven, hell, and the fallen angels during episode 8 in season 2. He mentions that for the most part, the dragons stayed out of the conflict, but two of them, himself and Albion, joined the fray. They raised such a ruckus that all three sides stopped fighting temporarily to stop the two dragons. In the end, the two dragons were chopped up, and their souls sealed in the boostgear boost gear that their respective humans have. And because of the nature of their being, they're always destined to fight each other should they meet.



* HandshakeSubstitute: Issei and Kiba do the fistbump variation just before they go to their separate positions in their first Rating Game.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Subverted. Issei is mentioned constantly to be talentless and no good at anything at all. He goes through TrainingFromHell constantly to improve himself and in the end it worked. He turned out to be the strongest out of the Occult Club which consisted of some of the most talented individuals and some of them even had special lineages such as the the sister of the current Satan and the daughter of a leader in the Fallen Angel faction. He even eventually muched up to [[TheRival Vali]] who had the lineage of the original Satan to back himself up. The author himself mentioned that this is a series where hard work pays off and it shows. Azazel even thinks of Issei as a sponge who can absorb anything. Same thing with Sairaorg who also subverts this trope because any devil who fights off against him and loses, they don't have what it takes to bounce back since their powers don't work on someone who's just using his body as a weapon.

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* HandshakeSubstitute: Issei and Kiba do the fistbump fist bump variation just before they go to their separate positions in their first Rating Game.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Subverted. Issei is mentioned constantly to be talentless and no good at anything at all. He goes through TrainingFromHell constantly to improve himself and in the end it worked. He turned out to be the strongest out of the Occult Club which consisted of some of the most talented individuals and some of them even had special lineages such as the the sister of the current Satan and the daughter of a leader in of the Fallen Angel faction. He even eventually muched matched up to [[TheRival Vali]] who had the lineage of the original Satan to back himself up. The author himself mentioned that this is a series where hard work pays off and it shows. Azazel even thinks of Issei as a sponge who can absorb anything. Same thing with Sairaorg who also subverts this trope because any devil who fights off against him and loses, they don't have what it takes to bounce back since their powers don't work on someone who's just using his body as a weapon.



* HarmfulHealing: [[spoiler: Issei's most recent powerup, Diabolos Dragon causes him to become almost allergic to breasts; something that normally heals him. It's so bad, that he's incapable of saying the word, seeing them in life, and just holding an erotic magazine causes him seizures.]]

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* HarmfulHealing: [[spoiler: Issei's most recent powerup, power up, Diabolos Dragon causes him to become almost allergic to breasts; something that normally heals him. It's so bad, that he's incapable of saying the word, seeing them in life, and just holding an erotic magazine causes him seizures.]]



* HealingFactor: This is the reason monsters such as [[spoiler: Jaberwocky]] and [[spoiler: Trihexia]] are so dangerous and difficult to deal with. They regenerate so quickly that, unless they're destroyed completely in a single blow, they just get up and attack again like nothing happened. [[spoiler: Trihexia takes it even further. When Issei and Sirzechs are fighting an exposed core, even the power of destruction that had Hades going BringMeMyBrownPants, fails to destroy it, as it grew back FromASingleCell in mere seconds, an Issei's new ability, an inextinguishable flame that burns until the living being struck with it has been completely obliterated is nothing more than a nuisance, as the core regenerates faster than the flame can burn it.]]

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* HealingFactor: This is the reason monsters such as [[spoiler: Jaberwocky]] and [[spoiler: Trihexia]] are so dangerous and difficult to deal with. They regenerate so quickly that, unless they're destroyed completely in a single blow, they just get up and attack again like nothing happened. [[spoiler: Trihexia takes it even further. When Issei and Sirzechs are fighting an exposed core, even the power of destruction that had Hades going BringMeMyBrownPants, fails to destroy it, as it grew back FromASingleCell in mere seconds, an and Issei's new ability, an inextinguishable flame that burns until the living being struck with it has been completely obliterated is nothing more than a nuisance, as the core regenerates faster than the flame can burn it.]]



** Twice within the first episode. In the books, Issei's been impaled more than Jenna Jameson.

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** Twice within in the first episode. In the books, Issei's been impaled more than Jenna Jameson.



* InstantArmor: Issei's Sacred Gear starts out as an Instant Gauntlet, but as it grows more powerful, it gradually expands to cover most of his arm. [[spoiler: Then, after he sacrifices his arm to Ddraig for a short-term power-boost, his left arm BECOMES the gauntlet, and he has to use magic to keep it NORMAL.]] Later on, he becomes able to summon a fully-covering suit of magical armor to go with it. [[spoiler: And of course, Vali - the White Dragon Emperor - can use HIS version of this power pretty much from the start, and does so with abandon.]]

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* InstantArmor: Issei's Sacred Gear starts out as an Instant Gauntlet, but as it grows more powerful, it gradually expands to cover most of his arm. [[spoiler: Then, after he sacrifices his arm to Ddraig for a short-term power-boost, power boost, his left arm BECOMES the gauntlet, and he has to use magic to keep it NORMAL.]] Later on, he becomes able to summon a fully-covering suit of magical armor to go with it. [[spoiler: And of course, Vali - the White Dragon Emperor - can use HIS version of this power pretty much from the start, and does so with abandon.]]



** UpToEleven in the Season 2 OVA where a pervy monster strip the girls and, manipulating their bras, make them surround Issei to stop his attack. He end in a sandwitch with all his harem; so much that the monster, now jealous, decides to absorb the girls instead.

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** UpToEleven in the Season 2 OVA where a pervy monster strip the girls and, manipulating their bras, make them surround Issei to stop his attack. He end in a sandwitch sandwich with all his harem; so much that the monster, now jealous, decides to absorb the girls instead.



** The first special of Season 3 has Rias and Akeno compete for Issei's affections. Rias begins by acting and dressing like a sexy school teacher while Akeno plays the role of housewife wearing noting but an apron.

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** The first special of Season 3 has Rias and Akeno compete for Issei's affections. Rias begins by acting and dressing like a sexy school teacher while Akeno plays the role of housewife wearing noting nothing but an apron.



* SickEpisode: One of the short-stories in volume 13 has Issei becoming sick after catching a flu for devils and dragons.

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* SickEpisode: One of the short-stories short stories in volume 13 has Issei becoming sick after catching a flu for devils and dragons.



** Also besides Sacred Gears there are people that are born into a special lineage which gives them special power exclusive to their family. Rias's family has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Power of Destruction]], for example. Vali once again wins this lottery because he is the descendant of Lucifer thus he has great magic power that further boasts the power of his Sacred Gear by allowing him to feed his magic power for [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Juggernaut Drive]] which allows him to be the only person that could use this ability without drawback.

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** Also besides Sacred Gears there are people that are born into a special lineage which gives them special power exclusive to their family. Rias's family has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Power of Destruction]], for example. Vali once again wins this lottery because he is the descendant of Lucifer thus he has great magic power that further boasts boosts the power of his Sacred Gear by allowing him to feed his magic power for [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Juggernaut Drive]] which allows him to be the only person that could use this ability without drawback.



* TrivialTitle: "Highschool [=DxD=]". The story takes place at a highschool, so the first part is justified, but "[=DxD=]"? Well, apart from being a StealthPun[[note]]"[=DxD=]" > "DD" > "[[BuxomIsBetter Double-D]]"[[/note]], the title does come up a few times - firstly as the title of Great Red, the "Dragon of Dragons", and secondly as the name of a team created in Volume 16.

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* TrivialTitle: "Highschool [=DxD=]". The story takes place at a highschool, high school, so the first part is justified, but "[=DxD=]"? Well, apart from being a StealthPun[[note]]"[=DxD=]" > "DD" > "[[BuxomIsBetter Double-D]]"[[/note]], the title does come up a few times - firstly as the title of Great Red, the "Dragon of Dragons", and secondly as the name of a team created in Volume 16.
22nd Sep '16 5:09:25 PM gjjones
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The anime is subtitled by fans over at [=FFFansubs=], and has been given an official English dub by Creator/{{FUNimation}}. Two licensed games have also been made, one for the Nintendo3DS, based on the anime's first season, and one (free-to-play and digital only) for the UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita, instead based on the anime's second season. Unfortunately [[NoExportForYou these two games won't seem to see the light of the day overseas anytime soon.]]

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The anime is subtitled licensed by fans over at [=FFFansubs=], and has been given Creator/{{FUNimation}} for an official English dub by Creator/{{FUNimation}}.English-language release. Two licensed games have also been made, one for the Nintendo3DS, based on the anime's first season, and one (free-to-play and digital only) for the UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita, instead based on the anime's second season. Unfortunately [[NoExportForYou these two games won't seem to see the light of the day overseas anytime soon.]]



!!''High School D×D'' contains examples of:

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!!''High School D×D'' contains provides examples of:



** [[TheBigGuy The Big Ones]]: Issei, Koneko

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** [[TheBigGuy The Big Ones]]: Issei, Issei and Koneko


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* FromBadToWorse: In volume 2, Riser turns up and Rias proposes to hold a Rating Game. Then the Occult Research Club gets defeated by Riser's allies. Then Riser brutally attacks Issei. ''Then'' Rias is forced to stop the game by resigning before Issei gets injured any further. And this happens a few chapters before the EngagementChallenge between Issei and Riser.
21st Sep '16 4:58:29 PM gjjones
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* AnyoneCanDie: Several characters, most notably:

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* AnyoneCanDie: Several characters, characters get killed off over the course of this series, most notably:
16th Sep '16 1:50:00 PM gjjones
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* NearVillainVictory: In ''EX'', Loki and the Underworld Lifeforms travel back in time to rewrite history. They succeed in creating the AlternateTimeline that ''[=BorN=]'' takes place in, and inflicting a curse on Rias and Asia. Loki would have won if it wasn't for Issei's children going back in time.


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* ResetButton: In ''EX'', Issei's children from the future travel back into the past to defeat Loki and undo his efforts in creating an AlternateTimeline.
16th Sep '16 2:39:39 AM Jgamer
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* EndOfAnAge: The aftermath of [[spoiler: Trihexa's rampage]] results in this. [[spoiler: In order to reseal Trihexa and ensure that it will be defeated for good, most of the leaders of the various factions [[SealedEvilInADuel sealed themselves with Trihexa]]. Also, the entire in the human world was [[BrokenMasquerade recorded by the media]], and what's left of the various factions can only do so much to cover up what really happened. And to top things off, Rizevim and the Evil Dragons managed to make contact with another dimension and sent over information on teleportation techniques, and with nobody to keep Indra in check, interdimensional war is a huge possibility in 30 years.]]
10th Sep '16 2:32:27 PM Harem-author
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* HealingFactor: This is the reason monsters such as [[spoiler: Jaberwocky]] and [[spoiler: Trihexia]] are so dangerous and difficult to deal with. They regenerate so quickly that, unless they're destroyed completely in a single blow, they just get up and attack again like nothing happened. [[spoiler: Trihexia takes it even further. When Issei and Sirzechs are fighting an exposed core, even the power of destruction that had Hades going BringMeMyBrownPants, fails to destroy it, as it grew back FromASingleCell in mere seconds, an Issei's new ability, an inextinguishable flame that burns until the living being struck with it has been completely obliterated is nothing more than a nuisance, as the core regenerates faster than the flame can burn it.]]
9th Sep '16 4:21:16 PM adz_fh
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* BadassArmy: Take all of the crew mentioned below in BadassCrew plus the Heaven's Brave Saints squad, use Executive order to form a special counter-terrorist task force, and you get the SOCOM-esque [=DxD=] team. Azazel, Sirzechs, and Michael even plan on making a JSOC version, codenamed "[=ExE=]"


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* InterserviceRivalry: After becoming TheAlliance, the Judeo-Christian faction play a version of this. The Devils being analogous to the Army, the Angels as the Navy, and the Fallen Angels as the Air Force. Then there's the Human side, the Sacred Gear possessors and the hybrids, as the Marines.
5th Sep '16 11:37:36 PM Kazmahu
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: While there are plenty of magic spells and supernatural powers being thrown around, some characters manage to [[SuperWeight weigh in]] purely by physical skill. A shining example is Sairaorg, who is one of the strongest physical fighters in the series [[spoiler:even without his [[SuperMode Breakdown the Beast]]]] with nothing to his name but hard work and determination.



%%* WorldOfBadass

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%%* WorldOfBadass * WorldOfBadass: It's much easier to count off the nonhumans who can't kick ass and take names. The only protagonist who can;t hold her own in a fight is Asia, who more than earns her keep as TheMedic and TheHeart.



** That said, Issei is still punished quite often for his perversions, usually by Koneko.

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** That said, Issei is still punished quite often for his perversions, usually by Koneko. It still manages to sidestep the UnprovokedPervertPayback trope since Koneko does only lash out when provoked, and Issei takes the blow because he can be a sport when he knows he deserves it.
5th Sep '16 1:17:11 AM KOman
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Azazel is indirectly responsible for Raynare killing Issei at the beginning of the series [[spoiler:and causing friction between Kokabiel and Akeno after Shuri's death]].

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Azazel is indirectly responsible for Raynare killing Issei at the beginning of the series [[spoiler:and causing friction between Kokabiel Baraqiel and Akeno after Shuri's death]].
3rd Sep '16 7:30:30 PM gjjones
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Azazel is indirectly responsible for Raynare killing Issei at the beginning of the series [[spoiler:and causing friction between Kokabiel and Akeno after Shuri's death]].
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