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* AloofBigBrother: Nanami is a female example, but she fits the trope to a T, especially in episode 7.

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* AloofBigBrother: Nanami is a female example, but she fits the trope to a T, especially in episode Episode 7.



** [[spoiler: The ending]]. Episode 10 comes to the conclusion that [[spoiler:fighting is meaningless]]. At the end of episode 12, [[spoiler:almost everyone has died... and ''nothing'' of note has changed. Meaningless indeed.]]

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** [[spoiler: The ending]]. Episode 10 comes to the conclusion that [[spoiler:fighting is meaningless]]. At the end of episode Episode 12, [[spoiler:almost everyone has died... and ''nothing'' of note has changed. Meaningless indeed.]]



** By episode six the Maniwa have cemented themselves as near Anti-Villains, being very AffablyEvil, and mostly neutral. Houou takes alliances seriously, and the remaining Maniwa (except for one) all understand the path of the shinobi well enough to know that revenge will not prosper.
** TheReveal in episode 12 retroactively makes [[spoiler:Togame]] a [[spoiler:protagonist]] example.

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** By episode six Episode 6 the Maniwa have cemented themselves as near Anti-Villains, being very AffablyEvil, and mostly neutral. Houou takes alliances seriously, and the remaining Maniwa (except for one) all understand the path of the shinobi well enough to know that revenge will not prosper.
** TheReveal in episode Episode 12 retroactively makes [[spoiler:Togame]] a [[spoiler:protagonist]] example.



** 7 might also be a character oriented number: Shichika is the 7th Kyotouryuu head, Shichi in Shichika and Nana in Nanami are both 7 in Japanese. Also, his ultimate move has 7 components [[spoiler:and he battles his sister for the 7th sword in episode 7]].

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** 7 might also be a character oriented number: Shichika is the 7th Kyotouryuu head, Shichi in Shichika and Nana in Nanami are both 7 in Japanese. Also, his ultimate move has 7 components [[spoiler:and he battles his sister for the 7th sword in episode Episode 7]].



** Done absurdly for Togame's fantasies in episode 9.

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** Done absurdly for Togame's fantasies in episode Episode 9.



* AudienceSurrogate: Shichika, during episode 11 due to a few [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall leaning]] comments.

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* AudienceSurrogate: Shichika, during episode Episode 11 due to a few [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall leaning]] comments.



* BadassAdorable: Konayuki, the opponent from episode 6. [[spoiler: Extra points on the badass for being the first person to wound Shichika through the journey, while being a complete amateur.]]

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* BadassAdorable: Konayuki, the opponent from episode Episode 6. [[spoiler: Extra points on the badass for being the first person to wound Shichika through the journey, while being a complete amateur.]]



** Nanami didn't even get her kimono dirty the last time she fought Shichika to a "draw". In episode 4 the last Insect Corp ninja actually hits her with two barbed caltrops, but she simply digs them out without even flinching. There's surprisingly little blood too.
** How about when [[spoiler:Nanami sliced off Togame's hair in episode 7]]? A hair cut like that should have left it frayed, but somehow it's a perfect bob. [[spoiler:[[LampshadeHanging Shichika even comments that his sister is pretty good at it]].]]
** Averted in episode 10, which Togame spends covered in mud while digging.

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** Nanami didn't even get her kimono dirty the last time she fought Shichika to a "draw". In episode Episode 4 the last Insect Corp ninja actually hits her with two barbed caltrops, but she simply digs them out without even flinching. There's surprisingly little blood too.
** How about when [[spoiler:Nanami sliced off Togame's hair in episode Episode 7]]? A hair cut like that should have left it frayed, but somehow it's a perfect bob. [[spoiler:[[LampshadeHanging Shichika even comments that his sister is pretty good at it]].]]
** Averted in episode Episode 10, which Togame spends covered in mud while digging.



* BigEater: Shichika and Togame consume at least several thousand calories worth of rice dumplings and red bean soup [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome while recapping the awesome battle they had with Sabi Hakuhei]] in episode 4.

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* BigEater: Shichika and Togame consume at least several thousand calories worth of rice dumplings and red bean soup [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome while recapping the awesome battle they had with Sabi Hakuhei]] in episode Episode 4.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: During one of the dialogues between Princess Hitei and Emonzaemon in episode 10, she stops him after he's about to reveal her motivation for collecting the swords. She then puts her fan over her mouth, looks at the camera, and says "I don't know who might be listening, so refrain from saying anything careless."

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: During one of the dialogues between Princess Hitei and Emonzaemon in episode Episode 10, she stops him after he's about to reveal her motivation for collecting the swords. She then puts her fan over her mouth, looks at the camera, and says "I don't know who might be listening, so refrain from saying anything careless."



** ''"Cheerio!"'' Which doesn't mean what Togame thinks it does... she has a FreakOut in episode 5 when Houou tells her the actual meaning.

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** ''"Cheerio!"'' Which doesn't mean what Togame thinks it does... she has a FreakOut in episode Episode 5 when Houou tells her the actual meaning.



* CensorSteam: Always a staple of hotsprings, and the ending of the soak in episode 5 portraying Togame is no exception.

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* CensorSteam: Always a staple of hotsprings, and the ending of the soak in episode Episode 5 portraying Togame is no exception.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Togame shows signs of this in episode 8 and it becomes blatantly obvious in episode 9.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Togame shows signs of this in episode Episode 8 and it becomes blatantly obvious in episode Episode 9.



** [[spoiler:Shichika in episode 12.]] It doesn't work out for him.

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** [[spoiler:Shichika in episode Episode 12.]] It doesn't work out for him.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The back massage in episode 5, among other things. PlayedForLaughs.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Hilariously subverted. Togame hurts herself more than the oblivious, insanely tough Shichika. And in many cases, Shichika teases Togame quite a bit, sometimes forgetting his super-strength which gets her hurt and tossed around from time to time. Particularly in episode 5, where he even states they were getting even. This is all played for laughs.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The back massage in episode Episode 5, among other things. PlayedForLaughs.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Hilariously subverted. Togame hurts herself more than the oblivious, insanely tough Shichika. And in many cases, Shichika teases Togame quite a bit, sometimes forgetting his super-strength which gets her hurt and tossed around from time to time. Particularly in episode Episode 5, where he even states they were getting even. This is all played for laughs.



* ForegoneConclusion: The narration at the end of episode 6 tells the audience exactly how episode 7 is going to end.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In episode 2, [[spoiler:Shichika asks whether Zantou Namakura, the sword that can cut anything, would be able to cut Zettou Kanna, the invulnerable sword, and Togame says that since it was made later she supposes it could.]] Sure enough, in the last episode, Shichika is able to [[spoiler:break Zettou Kanna using Kyotouryuu, the final perfected Deviant Blade.]]

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* ForegoneConclusion: The narration at the end of episode Episode 6 tells the audience exactly how episode Episode 7 is going to end.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In episode Episode 2, [[spoiler:Shichika asks whether Zantou Namakura, the sword that can cut anything, would be able to cut Zettou Kanna, the invulnerable sword, and Togame says that since it was made later she supposes it could.]] Sure enough, in the last episode, Shichika is able to [[spoiler:break Zettou Kanna using Kyotouryuu, the final perfected Deviant Blade.]]



* GodivaHair: First with Koumori's doppelganger ability to impersonate Togame; we then get to see the real thing in episode 4.

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* GodivaHair: First with Koumori's doppelganger ability to impersonate Togame; we then get to see the real thing in episode Episode 4.



* HoldingHands: Togame and Shichika do this in episode 11, against the sunset. [[spoiler:Which makes what happens next all the more heartwrenching.]]

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* HoldingHands: Togame and Shichika do this in episode Episode 11, against the sunset. [[spoiler:Which makes what happens next all the more heartwrenching.]]



* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Shichika, no longer bound by orders such as "don't destroy the swords" and "protect yourself", proceeds to completely curb stomp just about everyone in episode 12.]]

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Shichika, no longer bound by orders such as "don't destroy the swords" and "protect yourself", proceeds to completely curb stomp just about everyone in episode Episode 12.]]



** Also, [[spoiler:Togame's jokey death speech from episode 6, which she repeats almost verbatim in episode 12 when she ''actually'' dies.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler:Togame's jokey death speech from episode Episode 6, which she repeats almost verbatim in episode Episode 12 when she ''actually'' dies.]]



** Shichika in episode 11 too, when the pair are speaking to Maniwa Houou/[[spoiler:Shikizaki Kiki]].

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** Shichika in episode Episode 11 too, when the pair are speaking to Maniwa Houou/[[spoiler:Shikizaki Kiki]].



* MindScrew: Episode 4... Just... episode 4. This series is seriously playing mind games with us.

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* MindScrew: Episode 4... Just... episode Episode 4. This series is seriously playing mind games with us.



* {{Retirony}}: Used in episode 4, where one of the ninjas goes on for several minutes about his plans to go home and get married after this last mission. His companion even starts to interrupt and tell him that saying all that is a bad idea... then stops, since there's a strong sense that they both know he won't survive.
** Also, [[spoiler:in episode 11 Togame talks about going on a sight-seeing journey with Shichika after all the action is over, then is shot to death one minute before the credits roll]]. Subverted when [[spoiler:she admits in her FinalSpeech that it was all a lie; she was planning to ''kill'' Shichika to avenge her father]].

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* {{Retirony}}: Used in episode Episode 4, where one of the ninjas goes on for several minutes about his plans to go home and get married after this last mission. His companion even starts to interrupt and tell him that saying all that is a bad idea... then stops, since there's a strong sense that they both know he won't survive.
** Also, [[spoiler:in episode Episode 11 Togame talks about going on a sight-seeing journey with Shichika after all the action is over, then is shot to death one minute before the credits roll]]. Subverted when [[spoiler:she admits in her FinalSpeech that it was all a lie; she was planning to ''kill'' Shichika to avenge her father]].



* SelfMadeOrphan: Shichika admits in episode 3 that he killed his own father, the previous Kyotouryuu master. In episode 7, Nanami tells Togame that her father might have killed her mother to show Togame that it's not unusual for members of the Yasuri family to kill each other.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Shichika admits in episode Episode 3 that he killed his own father, the previous Kyotouryuu master. In episode Episode 7, Nanami tells Togame that her father might have killed her mother to show Togame that it's not unusual for members of the Yasuri family to kill each other.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Princess Hitei in episode 10. May be a mockery of this trope.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Princess Hitei in episode Episode 10. May be a mockery of this trope.



* TalkingIsAFreeAction: A lot of the dialogue in this series is held in mid-air, or while descending at breakneck speed towards an opponent. Lampshaded somewhat by Shichika in episode one, who explains his inability to wield a sword to Koumori -- while the latter is in midair, descending, about to drive a sword through his head -- with a casual "by the way".

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: A lot of the dialogue in this series is held in mid-air, or while descending at breakneck speed towards an opponent. Lampshaded somewhat by Shichika in episode Episode one, who explains his inability to wield a sword to Koumori -- while the latter is in midair, descending, about to drive a sword through his head -- with a casual "by the way".



* TomatoInTheMirror: In episode 10 [[spoiler:Kyotou Yasuri]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:the completed Thirteenth Deviant Blade]].
* TragicKeepsake: In episode 12, Shichika keeps [[spoiler:a lock of Togame's beautiful hair]] which he loved so much. [[spoiler:Princess Hitei]] also starts wearing [[spoiler:Emonzaemon's mask when she leaves with Shichika]].

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* TomatoInTheMirror: In episode Episode 10 [[spoiler:Kyotou Yasuri]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:the completed Thirteenth Deviant Blade]].
* TragicKeepsake: In episode Episode 12, Shichika keeps [[spoiler:a lock of Togame's beautiful hair]] which he loved so much. [[spoiler:Princess Hitei]] also starts wearing [[spoiler:Emonzaemon's mask when she leaves with Shichika]].



** TOTALLY averted with the end of episode 3/beginning of episode 4. If you've read down this far, you'll have a good idea of what happens, but... yeah.

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** TOTALLY averted with the end of episode Episode 3/beginning of episode Episode 4. If you've read down this far, you'll have a good idea of what happens, but... yeah.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Yeah, like the technique they carefully discuss and demonstrate in advance in episode 5 is really going to work...

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Yeah, like the technique they carefully discuss and demonstrate in advance in episode Episode 5 is really going to work...



** [[spoiler: Both Kanna and Yoroi are ultimately destroyed using the thirteenth, Koutouryuu.]]

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** [[spoiler: Both Kanna and Yoroi are ultimately destroyed using the thirteenth, Koutouryuu.Kyotouryuu.]]
26th Dec '15 1:34:34 AM deezee
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**[[spoiler: Both Kanna and Yoroi are ultimately destroyed using the thirteenth, Koutouryuu.]]
25th Dec '15 12:25:34 AM deezee
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** Averted in episode 10, which Togame spends covered in mud while digging.
11th Oct '15 9:15:09 PM BoweetheCat
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** This is at least implied for Shichika when Togame asks if he will be able to fight Konayuki despite her age. He replies that a child opponent would be easy.[[note]]even though she's the first of the sword weilders to injure him in battle[[/note]]
29th Sep '15 9:34:13 AM MechWarrior
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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously]] in the final episode. [[spoiler:Saraba, the wielder of Seitou Hakari decides to just chuck the weapon at Shichika, who proceeds to knock it back at her. At least she's the only one of the Boss Rush who doesn't die.]]

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilariously]] in the final episode. [[spoiler:Saraba, the wielder of Seitou Hakari decides to just chuck the weapon at Shichika, who proceeds to knock it back at her. At least she's the only one of the Boss Rush who doesn't die.]]
16th Sep '15 6:27:01 PM Zloke
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** [[spoiler:Suzumebachi]] chooses to die by the sword rather than succumb to poison, since he thinks it's more dignified.

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** [[spoiler:Suzumebachi]] [[spoiler:Mitsubachi]] chooses to die by the sword rather than succumb to poison, since he thinks it's more dignified.
8th Sep '15 8:23:56 PM phoenix
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* DetachedSleeves: Shichika wears them. They don't seem to do anything except cover some part of his top half.
8th Jul '15 5:44:13 AM MechWarrior
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* {{Lampshading}}: Many examples:

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* {{Lampshading}}: LampshadeHanging: Many examples:
3rd Mar '15 1:48:26 AM Sapphire225
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** And then [[spoiler:Nanami]] learns the SuperStrength of a fully grown warrior of the Itezora Clan.

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** And then [[spoiler:Nanami]] learns the SuperStrength of a fully grown warrior of the Itezora Clan.
**While not as apparent as the others, Emonzaemon is able to block a powerful missile dropkick from [[spoiler: a vengeful Shichika]] in which the shockwave was strong enough create a small crater on the floor and knock some of the panels off from the mere force.
25th Feb '15 11:49:37 PM Sapphire225
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The back massage in episode 5, among other things. PlayedForLaughs.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The back massage in episode 5, among other things. PlayedForLaughs.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Hilariously subverted. Togame hurts herself more than the oblivious, insanely tough Shichika. And in many cases, Shichika teases Togame quite a bit, sometimes forgetting his super-strength which gets her hurt and tossed around from time to time. Particularly in episode 5, where he even states they were getting even. This is all played for laughs.
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