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[[redirect:VisualNovel/KiraKira]]''KiraKira'' refers to the following works:

* If you were looking for the young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata, go to Literature.KiraKira
* If you were looking for the slice-of-life VisualNovel by Overdrive, go to VisualNovel.KiraKira
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[[caption-width-right:350:Rock and Roll!]]


->"Two conditions for becoming a true Punk rocker:
-->1. A Punk rocker doesn't follow any rules (anarchy attitude).
-->2. A Punk rocker mustn't think his actions through (no future attitude)."



[[{{Hentai}} Ero]] VisualNovel produced by the group [=OverDrive=] in 2007, which was licensed by [=MangaGamer=] and put out in English in 2009.



Shikanosuke is a twelfth-grade student at a Christian high school, and right now his life kind of sucks. He had to quit the tennis club due to health problems, and he was just dumped by his girlfriend. Right now all that's really going on is his work at a restaurant and his average school days. At the start of the story, though, his life begins to change when a new girl starts to work with him. Her name is Kirari, and she's from the same school as him. The two of them make friends when Shikanosuke is assigned to teach Kirari the ropes, and one night after Shikanosuke tries to settle a fight between members of a visiting band and a couple of drunk thugs, the two receive tickets to said band's upcoming concert as an apology for the trouble. After some debate, the pair head to the concert. Kirari falls in love with the energy, and Shikanosuke--who could never understand what was so special about rock or bands--is entranced by the band's charisma.

At the same time, the club Shikanosuke joined after he quit playing tennis--the second literary club--is set to be terminated because it has too few members. Kirari, who also happens to be part of the club, gets him to come to a meeting discussing what they should do at this year's cultural festival, which will be their last. Kirari's suggestion? They should form a punk rock band and perform like the light music club does!

And so, Shikanosuke, Kirari, and two other girls--Shinakosuke's childhood friend Chie and Kirari's best friend Sarina--decide that they may as well, and are slowly drawn into the world of rock as they become more and more serious about their new hobby.

The main characters:

* '''Shikanosuke''', TheOneGuy in the band. Consistently described as sweet, but kind of heartless at the same time. [[ComedicSociopathy He's forced to dress up as a girl for any concert the band holds, although he hates the thought of being a]] WholesomeCrossdresser. ItsALongStory. He's the band's bassist, and his instrument's name is [[ICallItVera Sfender]].
* '''Kirari''', the main heroine. [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]] sporting an impressive pair of {{Ahoge}} and a distinctive [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs star-shaped hairpin]]. Her family is very poor, but she's [[GenkiGirl always cheerful]]. She's the band's vocalist.
* '''Chie''', Shikanosuke's childhood friend. She's a year older than the rest, but in the same grade as them because family issues made her miss too many school days last year. Tends to act as the OnlySaneMan or the CoolBigSis to the others. Notable for her side ponytail and beauty mark. She plays the drums.
* '''Sarina''', Kirari's best friend. A [[IllGirl very sickly]] [[TheOjou rich girl]] who tends to be [[YamatoNadeshiko very gentle and soft-spoken]]. Unlike the other characters, who are all dark-haired, she is strikingly [[HairOfGold pale-haired]] and [[GreenEyes green-eyed]]. She plays the guitar.
* '''Murakami''', Shikanosuke's old doubles partner and [[BromanticFoil best friend]]. [[{{Gonk}} Big and scary-looking]], but is actually [[RealMenWearPink quite sensitive and a romantic]]. He's the band's first tutor on what rock music is really all about.
* '''Tonoya''', the lead guitarist of the band STAR GENERATION. He becomes the band's BigBrotherMentor, and was the one to originally give Shikanosuke and Kirari their tickets to his concert. [[ClarkKenting People tend not to recognize him offstage because of his glasses and his quiet demeanor.]]

''KiraKira'' is a SliceOfLife comedy about school, love, life, and ThePowerOfRock. It doesn't take itself overly seriously, and is notable for its extremely high-quality art, fun storylines, and use of rock-inspired music for all of its [=BGMs=]. Compare and contrast ''{{K-On}}'' and ''{{Beck}}''. It has absolutely nothing to do with [[DeathNote the serial killer]], the ''MacrossFrontier'' meme, the [[GundamSEED Gundam pilot]] or the YA novel by Cynthia Kadohata.

The game has a fandisc called ''KiraKira: Curtain Call'' which follows a new group of characters. It is also available in English. Clean versions of both the fandisc and the original game were released for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Not at all to be confused with the tragic young adult novel ''{{Kira-Kira}}'', involving sisterly rivalry. [[color:white:And death by anemia.]]

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!!''KiraKira'' contains the examples of the following tropes:
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Shikanosuke admits that he masturbates almost every day, and actually does it multiple times in the story.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
* {{Ahoge}}: Kirari, both orange and pink.
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted. Chie is one of the most rational and calm members of the band.
* TheAllegedCar: The Murakami van.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Surprisingly, played straight, but without a DoubleStandard. Shikanosuke states that he did have sex with his ex-girlfriend. [[UnreliableNarrator Then again...]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Keita.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Yuko.
* AttractiveBentGender: Shikanosuke actually has more fanboys than the rest of the band. This, understandably, disturbs him immensely.
* AudienceParticipationSong: O.H.B.I., in Chie's route.
* AudioAdaptation: ''Radio d2b''.
* BeachEpisode: A couple, though a [[WardrobeMalfunction certain one]] in Sarina's route stands out.
* BeautifulDreamer: Chie. Then Shika drops ice cream on her...
* BeautyMark: Chie has one, of the teardrop variety.
* BelligerentSexualTension: In Chie's route, she fights with, berate and doodles on Shika, but shortly afterward they're back to being friends or saving a YakuzaPrincess away from the rest of the group.
* BigBrotherMentor: Tonoya is happy to help the Second Literatue Club Band learn how to play music.
* BigEater: Kirari.
* BigFancyHouse: Sarina's family has ''multiple'', and they all look the same.
** Midori's house also counts, since it's mentioned to be ''even bigger'' that Sarina's.
* {{Bishounen}} Ondo looks ''extremely'' feminine, and is considered very attractive, partially due to his wealth. Most of the other male characters count as well, especially Shikanosuke.
* {{Bishoujo}}: Natural, given the genre.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Kashiwaras, a rare non-supernatural case, despite [[spoiler:most of them being dead]]. First off, Sarina's grandfather Masatsugu lived through WorldWarII, and then was [[spoiler:the only survivor of his entire family, who died from improperly prepared blowfish]]. He suffered from this, but managed to be successful, and had two sons. Unfortunately one, Sarina's father, fell in love with a woman in Tokyo, and Masatsugu didn't approve of their relationship. Sarina's parents ran away, and were completely estranged from the family. [[spoiler:After giving birth to Sarina, her mother died, and her father soon committed suicide, and was found by his brother]] which led to Masatsugu raising Sarina by himself. When you realize that [[spoiler:Sarina is the only close family he has left]], his situation becomes a lot more sympathetic.
* BlandNameProduct: In one of the backgrounds, an upside-down [=McDonald's=] logo can be seen.
* BlatantLies: Shika tries to avoid speaking by stating that he has a terrible hearing problem.
* BleachedUnderpants: For the iPhone and iPod Touch release, all H-scenes were removed.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Not particularly {{egregious}}, but the translators have a habit of misspelling the characters' names. [[strike:Kashiwa]] [[strike:Kahiara]] [[strike:Kawashira]] Kashiwara probably gets the worst of it.
** There's several references to a band called "The Crash." While such a band does exist, considering the heavy emphasis on early punk bands they probably meant TheClash.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Kirari and Chie accidentally do this to help Sarina deal with the stage fright from their first concert.
* BreakupBreakout: In a few of the endings, Kirari ends up being a famous singer, touring with STAR GENERATION.
** Tonoya seems to have become a famous guitarist after he leaves STAR GENERATION, if the [[WhereAreTheyNow Where Are They Now epilogue]] is anything to go by.
* BrilliantButLazy: Implied with Shika. He simply doesn't ''care'' about most things enough to try rather than actually lacking the ability. Several other characters such as his mother and sister appear to notice it as well.
* BromanticFoil: Murakami.
* ButtMonkey: ''Poor'' Shika.
* ButNotTooForeign: [[PhenotypeStereotype Tom looks considerably more western than the rest of the cast]], has American parents and can speak fluent English. However he has lived in Japan all his life.
* BuxomIsBetter: Sarina, according to just about every male character. Even her uncle.
* {{Cameo}}: There's a 8 bit melody of the opening song of another game by Overdrive named "Edelweiss"
* CaughtInTheRain: Happens to Chie and Shikanosuke twice.
* CerebusSyndrome: In comparison to the rest of the game and the other girls' routes, Kirari's final scenarios are ''incredibly'' dark and depressing, dealing not just with her family's poverty, but with depression, suicide, prostitution, and what kinds of actions are justified when trying to save oneself or one's family members.
* ChewToy: Shika is this ''and'' a ButtMonkey. Ouch.
* ChivalrousPervert: Handa.
** Murakami also counts as one. During the summer festival, he admitted to wanting "all of the girls" and that he would "have sex with them every day". But because it's ''him'' saying it, it comes off as this trope.
* ClarkKenting: Few people know that Tonoya is Kenta of STAR GENERATION.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mostly [[YakuzaPrincess Midori]], but also Kirari.
* ClusterFBomb
* CoitusEnsues: Some of the sex scenes are rather random and out of place.
* CoolOldGuy: Handa, only helped by his lecherousness.
* CoolBigSis: Chie, when she's not alone with Shika.
* ComedicSociopathy
* ConcertKiss
* ContrivedCoincidence: The way Shika and Kirari meet Tonoya. ''Heavily'' lampshaded.
* CoveredInGunge: Happens to many innocent bystanders when Midori crashes a truck carrying buckets of mulch.
* {{Cult}}: A particularly peaceful variety, that Shika and Chie are [[strike:ordered]] [[SarcasmMode ''very politely asked'']] to rescue a girl from.
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:A gig goes bad, their van breaks down, and Kirari starts crying]]. All within a couple hours.
* DeadPersonConversation
* {{Defictionalization}}: ''d2b'' has it's [[http://www.d2b.jp/own website]].
* DemotedToExtra: In the third chapter of Sarina's route, her family plus Shikanosuke make up the entire cast. The rest only make small appearances at the beginning and end.
** However, this also happens to Sarina in the other girls' routes, where she only appears for mandatory gatherings. In the true route she doesn't appear ''at all'' in the main storyline and only shows up in the epliogue.
* DirtyOldMan: Handa tries to seduce [[spoiler:Chie]].
** He's actually a nice guy, but still, a perv is a perv.
* DoubleMeaningTitle
* DraggedIntoDrag: Shikanosuke, much to his displeasure.
* DroppedABridgetOnHim: Shika to Ondo, though [[SubvertedTrope Ondo doesn't care.]]
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Shika attempts to to this ''twice'' to Chie, once not even in her own route!
* EarlyBirdCameo: Aki, a character who's only important in the late part of Kirari's normal route, has a brief appearance in the middle of the second chapter. She also plays an important role in Curtain Call.
** [[spoiler: Yep, she's the girl who Shika & Kirari saved from a desperate salaryman with help from some friendly Yakuza]].
** Also Akira Yashiro, a band member who Shika meets in Nagoya, is recruited into Murakami's band in curtain call.
* ElectricBoogaloo: The writers probably drew out of a hat filled with performance terms to get the fandisc's title.
* EpicFail: The very first time d2b plays, on the rooftop. There's exciting buildup, then... the most hilariously terrible track of the BGM. It's all played for laughs, though.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Mostly Kirari, but also Chie.
* EverythingsBetterWithZippers: Just ''look'' at Yagihara's outfit!
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Kirari dyes her hair pink halfway through the game.
* FaceDoodling: Shika and Chie do this to each other.
* FacelessProtagonist: A common VisualNovel trope, but averted here.
* FakeBand
* FestivalEpisode: Complete with fireworks and festival games.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: It's stated around the middle of the game that blowfish is very deadly when not prepared properly. [[spoiler: guess what happened to Sarina's grandfather's family?]]
* FirstGirlWins: Kirari is the main heroine.
* FiveManBand: various.
** Shikanosuke: TheHero
** Kirari: TheChick
** Chie: TheLancer
** Sarina: TheSmartGuy
** Murakami: TheBigGuy
** Tonoya: BigBrotherMentor
* FiveManBandConcert: They ''are'' [[CaptainObvious a band]].
* FlashBack: The game starts at the STAR GENERATION concert, then flashes back to show how Shika and Kirari got there, from Shika's girlfriend breaking up with him. Shika also explains the fallout from certain situations in flashback style, too.
* FridgeLogic: Why didn't Chie just use the emergency brake when the van's regular brakes failed?
* FunWithAcronyms: The refrain to ''Let's Jump!'', the first letters of which spell out [[spoiler:FUCK]].
* GayOption: Ondo-kun. [[spoiler:And yes, he actually ''does'' have his own ending, though it counts as a Bad End.]]
* GenkiGirl: Kirari is very, very hyperactive.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In all routes of KiraKira to [[spoiler:Kirari]]. Also, in Curtain Call, to [[spoiler:Souta]].
* GenreShift: Sarina's route in the third chapter.
* GeniusCripple: [[spoiler:Kazuki]]
* GilliganCut: Shikanosuke swears he will NOT dress as a girl to get into Sarina's mansion. No way. Not happening. Even if he can pull off an extremely effective girl, it will never ever happen again. After that declaration, he gets an entire line before we get a cut to him. You have to hand it to him, he manages to actually look better than any of the [[strike:other]] real girls.
* GirlGroup: The Second Literature Club Band is presented as this, but of course [[CrossDresser isn't.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Found in several songs (OHBI, Let's Jump!, go on a trip, among others) as well as the "swearing interlude" where the cast speaks all swear words in English, and the catchphrase "Rock and roll!" in Chie's route.
* GrowingUpSucks
* GrumpyOldMan: Sarina's grandpa.
* HairColours: Kirari's hair is visibly orange, but mentioned to be black in-story. What?
* HereWeGoAgain: At the end of Curtain Call when both [[spoiler:Star Generation and the original d2b return.]] Also because Shikanosuke is [[spoiler:forced back into drag.]]
* HeroicBSOD: During their DarkestHour, Poor [[spoiler:Kirari]] has one onstage in the middle of a gig.
** [[spoiler:Souta]] starts to have one in Curtain Call, until [[spoiler:Kazuki punches him in the face to fix it.]]
** [[spoiler:Shikanosuke himself]] gets two really major ones when [[spoiler:Kirari dies(in her normal route)]] and [[spoiler:when he used to play tennis]]. For the former one, [[spoiler:it takes the spirit/ghost/hallucination of Kirari to snap him back to normal after 5 years.]]
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Shika]], possibly. It's left ambiguous as to whether his parents were married before they split up.
* HGame: Though the sex is really late in the story.
* [[spoiler: HiddenInPlainSight]]: [[spoiler: Sarina's father's will was hidden in a [[ItWasWithYouAllAlong secret compartment in her guitar]]]].
* HoldingHands: Chie non-romantically does this to Shika in her route without noticing. He definitely does notice, though.
* HotBlooded: Souta Honda has a BLAZING ROCK SOUL!
* HuddleShot: At the end of Chie's route.
* ICanExplain: Shikanosuke desperately tries to explain his crossdressing whenever he's found out.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Aki.
* IdiotHero: Kirari.
* IdolSinger: In some epilogues, Kirari becomes one of these.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Onda genuinely thought Shika was a girl for over two years, but when he finds out the truth he gets over it in approximately three seconds and still proposes.
** ... or that's why he was attracted to Shika in the first place, consciously or not. Or he's just [[LoonyFan completely insane]]. Either seems quite possible.
* IllGirl: Poor Sarina, who collapses after rough practice sessions, spends weeks out of school regularly, and is constantly coughing. [[spoiler:It turns out that she has an incurable--but not necessarily fatal--blood disorder that makes her very weak.]] Also, [[spoiler:Kazuki]] in Curtain Call, though he's male.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: A ''lot'' of guys want to do this to Kirari. Most are nice, though.
** Why not?? She's a bit [[StrangeGirl strange]] but also kind & [[GenkiGirl cheerful always]], [[spoiler: even when her life just sucks]].
* IndirectKiss
* InSeriesNickname: Several. There's [[strike:Kahhsie]], [[strike:Kasshi]] Kasshie for Sarina, [[TitleDrop Kira]] for Kirari, and Tono-yan for Tonoya.
* ItsUpToYou: Shika usually winds up having to rescue other people from their issues. It's most often played for laughs, but this comes up more seriously in Kirari's true route, where [[spoiler:her father tries to force Shika to save her from being forced into prostitution on his own]].
* JapaneseChristian: The school is pretty laidback, though.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yashiro and Souta.
** Shikanosuke is described often as either a heartless, cold guy or a sweet, kind person. Generally, he's a bit of both.
* Jerkass: The Light Music Club.
* {{Kuudere}}: Shikanosuke is referred to as such instory. Usually, in how he's 'sweet but cold' but at least once fairly explicitly as 'tundra,' another word for the term.
* LawOfInverseFertility Justified and Inverted.
* LettingHerHairDown: Chie in a flashback.
* LesYay: [[spoiler: Implied between Aki and Miru in Curtain Call.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Shika describes his relationship with Chie like this midgame. Whether or not it stays like this is up to you.
* {{Lolicon}}: [[spoiler:Ryuhei]] turns out to be one.
* LongTitle: ''The Second Literature Club Band'' is often shorted to ''d2b'' for a reason.
* LovableSexManiac: Shika. One notable incident has him requesting that Sarina put on her band uniform and have sex with him, right when they're waiting for a train.
* LoveHotels: Two routes include a trip to one.
* MafiaPrincess: Midori.
* MeaningfulName: ''Kirakira'' is the Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkling. Kirari's name also means "sparkling", tying into her hairpin.
* {{Meido}}: Saiki, a rare older example.
* MistakenForGay: [[spoiler:Aki]] and [[spoiler:Miru]] in Curtain Call. For good reason too.
* MsFanservice: Tomo, to the point where Shika is ''very'' regretful if you turn her down.
* MultipleEndings
* {{Nakama}}: Shika explicitly refers to d2d as this when trying to cheer up Kirari.
* TheNicknamer: Chie.
** Shikanosuke's description of his panic attacks during his team on the tennis team get kind of freaky. Especially when he says that he "dreamed of thousands of caterpillars eating my body". [[{{Squick}} Ew.]]
** Not to mention the dream he has during Chie's route. Imagine all our hobbies are actually taking away our lifes the more we play/enjoy them. Example for Shika himself, his tennis racquet & his bass both sucking up his blood through a pipe connected to his heart!! [[Squick Ugh...]]
* NoExportForYou: Subverted. KiraKira is hardly popular, but got the rare gift of an official translation, including the fandisc, as well as an iPhone/iPod port.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Kirari.
** She's smarter than you would think, scoring very good in exams & actually helping Shika with his own studies, much to his own chagrin.
* TheOjou: Sarina, though she's quite humble. Also [[spoiler:Onda in his Bad End, when he gets a sex change.]]
* OldFriend: Shika hadn't seen Chie for quite a while until shortly before the events of the game.
* OldRetainer: Saiki to Sarina.
* TheOneGuy: He is the main character, but this is brought up with Shika several times.
* OnlySaneMan: Chie and Shika alternate in this position.
* OptionalSexualEncounter: Tomo. If the player declines, Shika becomes very disappointed with himself for not having sex with her. The actual choice dialogue says, [[AllMenArePerverts "No real man could pass up a woman like this."]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Out of universe. Part of why ''KiraKira'' isn't particularly popular is likely due to being released shortly before ''{{K-On}}'' became a huge hit.
* PantyShot: Each girl has at least one.
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment]]: [[spoiler:Sarina.]]
* ParentWithNewParamour: [[spoiler: Chie's dad with his mistress]].
* ParentsAsPeople
* PassingTheTorch: In Curtain Call, [[spoiler:Shikanosuke's sister, Yuko, becomes the bassist of d2b after Shikanosuke graduates, even donning a similar stage costume.]]
* PhenotypeStereotype: Tom.
* PickyEater: Chie doesn't eat meat because she doesn't like it.
* {{Pixellation}}: Only in the Japanese version. The English version has removed, for whatever reason.
** That's because Japanese law prohibits the direct showing of genitals in media. English countries don't have such a law.
* PlotWithPorn
* PornStash
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]: [[spoiler:Sarina's father.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: ROCK N' ROLL!!
* PrecisionFStrike: In the middle of a ClusterFBomb ''scene'', there's this, when Sarina is drinking tea with a teacher:
->'''Sarina''': "It was a very nice fuckin' tea. Thank you very much, fuck."
** The very last line of Kirari's normal end: "With all my love, to this fucking world." Complete CMOA.
* PunkRock: The band's initial inspiration, though their music isn't quite punk.
* RealMenWearPink: Murakami is a BigGuy, but he likes romance and has a big heart.
* RedheadedHero: Shika when in his Shikako wig. And Honda Souta in Curtain Call.
* RelationshipValues
* RepurposedPopSong: The Second Literature Club Band plays a rock version of the school anthem, to the teacher's dismay.
* RoadCone
* TheRunaway: Midori, multiple times. She gets over it, though.
* RunningGag: Shika's crossdressing.
* SacredFirstKiss: Shikanosuke is ''very'' displeased to have lost his to Onda whilst crossdressing.
* SchoolFestival: Where the Second Literature Club Band first performs, and becomes a hit.
* SchoolIdol: Sarina.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Shika calls Kirari out on this, but she continues anyway.
* SelfTitledAlbum: The Second Literature Club Band's first album.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Shikanosuke is surprised when he finds himself thinking of Chie as a woman rather than a family friend.
* ShoutOut: Mostly to bands, especially the SexPistols, TheRamones, and TheClash. Shika's stage uniform is also quite similar to [[GuiltyGear Bridget's]] [[DroppedABridgetOnHim outfit]]. The STAR GENERATION song ''Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die'' is a notable reference to the Sex Pistols.
** After the guerrilla performance in front of the grocery store, Sarina, wearing her mask, says to Kirari, [[KamenRider "Kamen r*der!"]]. Who knew ''she'' would say that?
* SideBoob: Sarina's band outfit. ''Heavily'' lampshaded by [[LoveableSexManiac Shika]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Souta in Curtain Call seems to point out at every chance possible in his narration that any girl he meets is not as attractive to him as Yui.
* SleepCute: The girl members of the band.
* SliceOfLife
* SpiritAdvisor: Guitar-kun.
* SpoilerOpening: Especially in the PS2 all-ages port, "Rock & Roll Show".
** [[spoiler: I think watching Shikanosuke crying is enough of an indication that things are gonna get really serious by the end]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Ondo.
** There was also one creepy Kirari fan. During their concert in Osaka, he went so far as to try to pull Kirari off the stage, but was stopped by a hilariously angry Kirari.
* StepfordSmiler: Chie and Kirari (to some extent).
* SternTeacher: Yoshizawa-sensei, who gets mad at the main characters ''a lot''.
* TheStoic: Tonoya. Shikanosuke even nicknames him "poker face".
* StrangeGirl: Midori.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Sarina looks a ''lot'' like her father, though the rest of the family that is shown look rather different.
* SuperDeformed: Kirari has little sketch episodes that are in this style. They involve new song ideas she thought up, most of which are about recent events.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The STAR GENERATION song ''Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die'' has been noted as this.
* TalkingToTheDead: Shikanosuke does this during [[spoiler:Kirari's normal end]] where he [[spoiler:goes nuts and hallucinates that Kirari is still alive and speaks with her.]]
* ThanksForTheMammary: Shika to the rest of the members of d2b.
* {{Gonk}}: Okaji in ''Curtain Call''.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Eat shit, bitches!" among others.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The second-grade girls.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Murakami says this word for word to describe Punk Rock early on.
* TitleDrop: At the end of the last scene of Kirari's Normal End.
* TourettesSyndrome: Tonoya encourages the band to speak like this as part of their training.
* [[spoiler:{{Transsexual}}: Onda. Whoa.]]
* TrainStationGoodbye: The end of Sarina's route.
* Tsundere: Shika, when he realizes his feelings in each of the girls route. Man, does he take a looooooong time return his affections.
** Also, Chie to Shika in her own route, though she's more deredere than tsuntsun.
* UncannyValleyMakeup: The first "costumes" that Kirari and Sarina wear. Luckily they're never seen again.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Chie-nee may have her own route, but that doesn't stop Shika from seeing her as a sister for the vast majority of the game.
* UnreliableNarrator: Shika can get pretty ''[[{{Tsundere}} tsuntsun]]'' before he's ready to admit that he likes a girl.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: The band's first concert.
* {{Utsuge}}: [[spoiler:Kirari's normal end]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Chie, in her route.
* WardrobeMalfunction: To Sarina, in her own route. Shikanosuke has the option of [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean displaying something more impressive]] to distract onlookers. Cue another CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Kirari's true end, and Curtain Call acts as this.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Shika has to try to be this. He doesn't fare too well.
* {{Yakuza}}: Fairly common, actually. Most are actually nice, though.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: If you don't have any points with the band as a total, the game ends midway through the tour.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Part of the band outfits for Sarina and Kirari. Chie's band outfit has ''half'' zettai ryouiki.
** Sarina's school uniform could also count.

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->"Two conditions for becoming a true Punk rocker:
-->1. A Punk rocker doesn't follow any rules (anarchy attitude).
-->2. A Punk rocker mustn't think his actions through (no future attitude)."



[[{{Hentai}} Ero]] VisualNovel produced by the group [=OverDrive=] in 2007, which was licensed by [=MangaGamer=] and put out in English in 2009.



Shikanosuke is a twelfth-grade student at a Christian high school, and right now his life kind of sucks. He had to quit the tennis club due to health problems, and he was just dumped by his girlfriend. Right now all that's really going on is his work at a restaurant and his average school days. At the start of the story, though, his life begins to change when a new girl starts to work with him. Her name is Kirari, and she's from the same school as him. The two of them make friends when Shikanosuke is assigned to teach Kirari the ropes, and one night after Shikanosuke tries to settle a fight between members of a visiting band and a couple of drunk thugs, the two receive tickets to said band's upcoming concert as an apology for the trouble. After some debate, the pair head to the concert. Kirari falls in love with the energy, and Shikanosuke--who could never understand what was so special about rock or bands--is entranced by the band's charisma.

At the same time, the club Shikanosuke joined after he quit playing tennis--the second literary club--is set to be terminated because it has too few members. Kirari, who also happens to be part of the club, gets him to come to a meeting discussing what they should do at this year's cultural festival, which will be their last. Kirari's suggestion? They should form a punk rock band and perform like the light music club does!

And so, Shikanosuke, Kirari, and two other girls--Shinakosuke's childhood friend Chie and Kirari's best friend Sarina--decide that they may as well, and are slowly drawn into the world of rock as they become more and more serious about their new hobby.

The main characters:

* '''Shikanosuke''', TheOneGuy in the band. Consistently described as sweet, but kind of heartless at the same time. [[ComedicSociopathy He's forced to dress up as a girl for any concert the band holds, although he hates the thought of being a]] WholesomeCrossdresser. ItsALongStory. He's the band's bassist, and his instrument's name is [[ICallItVera Sfender]].
* '''Kirari''', the main heroine. [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]] sporting an impressive pair of {{Ahoge}} and a distinctive [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs star-shaped hairpin]]. Her family is very poor, but she's [[GenkiGirl always cheerful]]. She's the band's vocalist.
* '''Chie''', Shikanosuke's childhood friend. She's a year older than the rest, but in the same grade as them because family issues made her miss too many school days last year. Tends to act as the OnlySaneMan or the CoolBigSis to the others. Notable for her side ponytail and beauty mark. She plays the drums.
* '''Sarina''', Kirari's best friend. A [[IllGirl very sickly]] [[TheOjou rich girl]] who tends to be [[YamatoNadeshiko very gentle and soft-spoken]]. Unlike the other characters, who are all dark-haired, she is strikingly [[HairOfGold pale-haired]] and [[GreenEyes green-eyed]]. She plays the guitar.
* '''Murakami''', Shikanosuke's old doubles partner and [[BromanticFoil best friend]]. [[{{Gonk}} Big and scary-looking]], but is actually [[RealMenWearPink quite sensitive and a romantic]]. He's the band's first tutor on what rock music is really all about.
* '''Tonoya''', the lead guitarist of the band STAR GENERATION. He becomes the band's BigBrotherMentor, and was the one to originally give Shikanosuke and Kirari their tickets to his concert. [[ClarkKenting People tend not to recognize him offstage because of his glasses and his quiet demeanor.]]

''KiraKira'' is a SliceOfLife comedy about school, love, life, and ThePowerOfRock. It doesn't take itself overly seriously, and is notable for its extremely high-quality art, fun storylines, and use of rock-inspired music for all of its [=BGMs=]. Compare and contrast ''{{K-On}}'' and ''{{Beck}}''. It has absolutely nothing to do with [[DeathNote the serial killer]], the ''MacrossFrontier'' meme, the [[GundamSEED Gundam pilot]] or the YA novel by Cynthia Kadohata.

The game has a fandisc called ''KiraKira: Curtain Call'' which follows a new group of characters. It is also available in English. Clean versions of both the fandisc and the original game were released for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Not at all to be confused with the tragic young adult novel ''{{Kira-Kira}}'', involving sisterly rivalry. [[color:white:And death by anemia.]]

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!!''KiraKira'' contains the examples of the following tropes:
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Shikanosuke admits that he masturbates almost every day, and actually does it multiple times in the story.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
* {{Ahoge}}: Kirari, both orange and pink.
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted. Chie is one of the most rational and calm members of the band.
* TheAllegedCar: The Murakami van.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Surprisingly, played straight, but without a DoubleStandard. Shikanosuke states that he did have sex with his ex-girlfriend. [[UnreliableNarrator Then again...]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Keita.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Yuko.
* AttractiveBentGender: Shikanosuke actually has more fanboys than the rest of the band. This, understandably, disturbs him immensely.
* AudienceParticipationSong: O.H.B.I., in Chie's route.
* AudioAdaptation: ''Radio d2b''.
* BeachEpisode: A couple, though a [[WardrobeMalfunction certain one]] in Sarina's route stands out.
* BeautifulDreamer: Chie. Then Shika drops ice cream on her...
* BeautyMark: Chie has one, of the teardrop variety.
* BelligerentSexualTension: In Chie's route, she fights with, berate and doodles on Shika, but shortly afterward they're back to being friends or saving a YakuzaPrincess away from the rest of the group.
* BigBrotherMentor: Tonoya is happy to help the Second Literatue Club Band learn how to play music.
* BigEater: Kirari.
* BigFancyHouse: Sarina's family has ''multiple'', and they all look the same.
** Midori's house also counts, since it's mentioned to be ''even bigger'' that Sarina's.
* {{Bishounen}} Ondo looks ''extremely'' feminine, and is considered very attractive, partially due to his wealth. Most of the other male characters count as well, especially Shikanosuke.
* {{Bishoujo}}: Natural, given the genre.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Kashiwaras, a rare non-supernatural case, despite [[spoiler:most of them being dead]]. First off, Sarina's grandfather Masatsugu lived through WorldWarII, and then was [[spoiler:the only survivor of his entire family, who died from improperly prepared blowfish]]. He suffered from this, but managed to be successful, and had two sons. Unfortunately one, Sarina's father, fell in love with a woman in Tokyo, and Masatsugu didn't approve of their relationship. Sarina's parents ran away, and were completely estranged from the family. [[spoiler:After giving birth to Sarina, her mother died, and her father soon committed suicide, and was found by his brother]] which led to Masatsugu raising Sarina by himself. When you realize that [[spoiler:Sarina is the only close family he has left]], his situation becomes a lot more sympathetic.
* BlandNameProduct: In one of the backgrounds, an upside-down [=McDonald's=] logo can be seen.
* BlatantLies: Shika tries to avoid speaking by stating that he has a terrible hearing problem.
* BleachedUnderpants: For the iPhone and iPod Touch release, all H-scenes were removed.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Not particularly {{egregious}}, but the translators have a habit of misspelling the characters' names. [[strike:Kashiwa]] [[strike:Kahiara]] [[strike:Kawashira]] Kashiwara probably gets the worst of it.
** There's several references to a band called "The Crash." While such a band does exist, considering the heavy emphasis on early punk bands they probably meant TheClash.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Kirari and Chie accidentally do this to help Sarina deal with the stage fright from their first concert.
* BreakupBreakout: In a few of the endings, Kirari ends up being a famous singer, touring with STAR GENERATION.
** Tonoya seems to have become a famous guitarist after he leaves STAR GENERATION, if the [[WhereAreTheyNow Where Are They Now epilogue]] is anything to go by.
* BrilliantButLazy: Implied with Shika. He simply doesn't ''care'' about most things enough to try rather than actually lacking the ability. Several other characters such as his mother and sister appear to notice it as well.
* BromanticFoil: Murakami.
* ButtMonkey: ''Poor'' Shika.
* ButNotTooForeign: [[PhenotypeStereotype Tom looks considerably more western than the rest of the cast]], has American parents and can speak fluent English. However he has lived in Japan all his life.
* BuxomIsBetter: Sarina, according to just about every male character. Even her uncle.
* {{Cameo}}: There's a 8 bit melody of the opening song of another game by Overdrive named "Edelweiss"
* CaughtInTheRain: Happens to Chie and Shikanosuke twice.
* CerebusSyndrome: In comparison to the rest of the game and the other girls' routes, Kirari's final scenarios are ''incredibly'' dark and depressing, dealing not just with her family's poverty, but with depression, suicide, prostitution, and what kinds of actions are justified when trying to save oneself or one's family members.
* ChewToy: Shika is this ''and'' a ButtMonkey. Ouch.
* ChivalrousPervert: Handa.
** Murakami also counts as one. During the summer festival, he admitted to wanting "all of the girls" and that he would "have sex with them every day". But because it's ''him'' saying it, it comes off as this trope.
* ClarkKenting: Few people know that Tonoya is Kenta of STAR GENERATION.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mostly [[YakuzaPrincess Midori]], but also Kirari.
* ClusterFBomb
* CoitusEnsues: Some of the sex scenes are rather random and out of place.
* CoolOldGuy: Handa, only helped by his lecherousness.
* CoolBigSis: Chie, when she's not alone with Shika.
* ComedicSociopathy
* ConcertKiss
* ContrivedCoincidence: The way Shika and Kirari meet Tonoya. ''Heavily'' lampshaded.
* CoveredInGunge: Happens to many innocent bystanders when Midori crashes a truck carrying buckets of mulch.
* {{Cult}}: A particularly peaceful variety, that Shika and Chie are [[strike:ordered]] [[SarcasmMode ''very politely asked'']] to rescue a girl from.
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:A gig goes bad, their van breaks down, and Kirari starts crying]]. All within a couple hours.
* DeadPersonConversation
* {{Defictionalization}}: ''d2b'' has it's [[http://www.d2b.jp/own website]].
* DemotedToExtra: In the third chapter of Sarina's route, her family plus Shikanosuke make up the entire cast. The rest only make small appearances at the beginning and end.
** However, this also happens to Sarina in the other girls' routes, where she only appears for mandatory gatherings. In the true route she doesn't appear ''at all'' in the main storyline and only shows up in the epliogue.
* DirtyOldMan: Handa tries to seduce [[spoiler:Chie]].
** He's actually a nice guy, but still, a perv is a perv.
* DoubleMeaningTitle
* DraggedIntoDrag: Shikanosuke, much to his displeasure.
* DroppedABridgetOnHim: Shika to Ondo, though [[SubvertedTrope Ondo doesn't care.]]
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Shika attempts to to this ''twice'' to Chie, once not even in her own route!
* EarlyBirdCameo: Aki, a character who's only important in the late part of Kirari's normal route, has a brief appearance in the middle of the second chapter. She also plays an important role in Curtain Call.
** [[spoiler: Yep, she's the girl who Shika & Kirari saved from a desperate salaryman with help from some friendly Yakuza]].
** Also Akira Yashiro, a band member who Shika meets in Nagoya, is recruited into Murakami's band in curtain call.
* ElectricBoogaloo: The writers probably drew out of a hat filled with performance terms to get the fandisc's title.
* EpicFail: The very first time d2b plays, on the rooftop. There's exciting buildup, then... the most hilariously terrible track of the BGM. It's all played for laughs, though.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Mostly Kirari, but also Chie.
* EverythingsBetterWithZippers: Just ''look'' at Yagihara's outfit!
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Kirari dyes her hair pink halfway through the game.
* FaceDoodling: Shika and Chie do this to each other.
* FacelessProtagonist: A common VisualNovel trope, but averted here.
* FakeBand
* FestivalEpisode: Complete with fireworks and festival games.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: It's stated around the middle of the game that blowfish is very deadly when not prepared properly. [[spoiler: guess what happened to Sarina's grandfather's family?]]
* FirstGirlWins: Kirari is the main heroine.
* FiveManBand: various.
** Shikanosuke: TheHero
** Kirari: TheChick
** Chie: TheLancer
** Sarina: TheSmartGuy
** Murakami: TheBigGuy
** Tonoya: BigBrotherMentor
* FiveManBandConcert: They ''are'' [[CaptainObvious a band]].
* FlashBack: The game starts at the STAR GENERATION concert, then flashes back to show how Shika and Kirari got there, from Shika's girlfriend breaking up with him. Shika also explains the fallout from certain situations in flashback style, too.
* FridgeLogic: Why didn't Chie just use the emergency brake when the van's regular brakes failed?
* FunWithAcronyms: The refrain to ''Let's Jump!'', the first letters of which spell out [[spoiler:FUCK]].
* GayOption: Ondo-kun. [[spoiler:And yes, he actually ''does'' have his own ending, though it counts as a Bad End.]]
* GenkiGirl: Kirari is very, very hyperactive.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In all routes of KiraKira to [[spoiler:Kirari]]. Also, in Curtain Call, to [[spoiler:Souta]].
* GenreShift: Sarina's route in the third chapter.
* GeniusCripple: [[spoiler:Kazuki]]
* GilliganCut: Shikanosuke swears he will NOT dress as a girl to get into Sarina's mansion. No way. Not happening. Even if he can pull off an extremely effective girl, it will never ever happen again. After that declaration, he gets an entire line before we get a cut to him. You have to hand it to him, he manages to actually look better than any of the [[strike:other]] real girls.
* GirlGroup: The Second Literature Club Band is presented as this, but of course [[CrossDresser isn't.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Found in several songs (OHBI, Let's Jump!, go on a trip, among others) as well as the "swearing interlude" where the cast speaks all swear words in English, and the catchphrase "Rock and roll!" in Chie's route.
* GrowingUpSucks
* GrumpyOldMan: Sarina's grandpa.
* HairColours: Kirari's hair is visibly orange, but mentioned to be black in-story. What?
* HereWeGoAgain: At the end of Curtain Call when both [[spoiler:Star Generation and the original d2b return.]] Also because Shikanosuke is [[spoiler:forced back into drag.]]
* HeroicBSOD: During their DarkestHour, Poor [[spoiler:Kirari]] has one onstage in the middle of a gig.
** [[spoiler:Souta]] starts to have one in Curtain Call, until [[spoiler:Kazuki punches him in the face to fix it.]]
** [[spoiler:Shikanosuke himself]] gets two really major ones when [[spoiler:Kirari dies(in her normal route)]] and [[spoiler:when he used to play tennis]]. For the former one, [[spoiler:it takes the spirit/ghost/hallucination of Kirari to snap him back to normal after 5 years.]]
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Shika]], possibly. It's left ambiguous as to whether his parents were married before they split up.
* HGame: Though the sex is really late in the story.
* [[spoiler: HiddenInPlainSight]]: [[spoiler: Sarina's father's will was hidden in a [[ItWasWithYouAllAlong secret compartment in her guitar]]]].
* HoldingHands: Chie non-romantically does this to Shika in her route without noticing. He definitely does notice, though.
* HotBlooded: Souta Honda has a BLAZING ROCK SOUL!
* HuddleShot: At the end of Chie's route.
* ICanExplain: Shikanosuke desperately tries to explain his crossdressing whenever he's found out.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Aki.
* IdiotHero: Kirari.
* IdolSinger: In some epilogues, Kirari becomes one of these.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Onda genuinely thought Shika was a girl for over two years, but when he finds out the truth he gets over it in approximately three seconds and still proposes.
** ... or that's why he was attracted to Shika in the first place, consciously or not. Or he's just [[LoonyFan completely insane]]. Either seems quite possible.
* IllGirl: Poor Sarina, who collapses after rough practice sessions, spends weeks out of school regularly, and is constantly coughing. [[spoiler:It turns out that she has an incurable--but not necessarily fatal--blood disorder that makes her very weak.]] Also, [[spoiler:Kazuki]] in Curtain Call, though he's male.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: A ''lot'' of guys want to do this to Kirari. Most are nice, though.
** Why not?? She's a bit [[StrangeGirl strange]] but also kind & [[GenkiGirl cheerful always]], [[spoiler: even when her life just sucks]].
* IndirectKiss
* InSeriesNickname: Several. There's [[strike:Kahhsie]], [[strike:Kasshi]] Kasshie for Sarina, [[TitleDrop Kira]] for Kirari, and Tono-yan for Tonoya.
* ItsUpToYou: Shika usually winds up having to rescue other people from their issues. It's most often played for laughs, but this comes up more seriously in Kirari's true route, where [[spoiler:her father tries to force Shika to save her from being forced into prostitution on his own]].
* JapaneseChristian: The school is pretty laidback, though.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yashiro and Souta.
** Shikanosuke is described often as either a heartless, cold guy or a sweet, kind person. Generally, he's a bit of both.
* Jerkass: The Light Music Club.
* {{Kuudere}}: Shikanosuke is referred to as such instory. Usually, in how he's 'sweet but cold' but at least once fairly explicitly as 'tundra,' another word for the term.
* LawOfInverseFertility Justified and Inverted.
* LettingHerHairDown: Chie in a flashback.
* LesYay: [[spoiler: Implied between Aki and Miru in Curtain Call.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Shika describes his relationship with Chie like this midgame. Whether or not it stays like this is up to you.
* {{Lolicon}}: [[spoiler:Ryuhei]] turns out to be one.
* LongTitle: ''The Second Literature Club Band'' is often shorted to ''d2b'' for a reason.
* LovableSexManiac: Shika. One notable incident has him requesting that Sarina put on her band uniform and have sex with him, right when they're waiting for a train.
* LoveHotels: Two routes include a trip to one.
* MafiaPrincess: Midori.
* MeaningfulName: ''Kirakira'' is the Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkling. Kirari's name also means "sparkling", tying into her hairpin.
* {{Meido}}: Saiki, a rare older example.
* MistakenForGay: [[spoiler:Aki]] and [[spoiler:Miru]] in Curtain Call. For good reason too.
* MsFanservice: Tomo, to the point where Shika is ''very'' regretful if you turn her down.
* MultipleEndings
* {{Nakama}}: Shika explicitly refers to d2d as this when trying to cheer up Kirari.
* TheNicknamer: Chie.
** Shikanosuke's description of his panic attacks during his team on the tennis team get kind of freaky. Especially when he says that he "dreamed of thousands of caterpillars eating my body". [[{{Squick}} Ew.]]
** Not to mention the dream he has during Chie's route. Imagine all our hobbies are actually taking away our lifes the more we play/enjoy them. Example for Shika himself, his tennis racquet & his bass both sucking up his blood through a pipe connected to his heart!! [[Squick Ugh...]]
* NoExportForYou: Subverted. KiraKira is hardly popular, but got the rare gift of an official translation, including the fandisc, as well as an iPhone/iPod port.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Kirari.
** She's smarter than you would think, scoring very good in exams & actually helping Shika with his own studies, much to his own chagrin.
* TheOjou: Sarina, though she's quite humble. Also [[spoiler:Onda in his Bad End, when he gets a sex change.]]
* OldFriend: Shika hadn't seen Chie for quite a while until shortly before the events of the game.
* OldRetainer: Saiki to Sarina.
* TheOneGuy: He is the main character, but this is brought up with Shika several times.
* OnlySaneMan: Chie and Shika alternate in this position.
* OptionalSexualEncounter: Tomo. If the player declines, Shika becomes very disappointed with himself for not having sex with her. The actual choice dialogue says, [[AllMenArePerverts "No real man could pass up a woman like this."]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Out of universe. Part of why ''KiraKira'' isn't particularly popular is likely due to being released shortly before ''{{K-On}}'' became a huge hit.
* PantyShot: Each girl has at least one.
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment]]: [[spoiler:Sarina.]]
* ParentWithNewParamour: [[spoiler: Chie's dad with his mistress]].
* ParentsAsPeople
* PassingTheTorch: In Curtain Call, [[spoiler:Shikanosuke's sister, Yuko, becomes the bassist of d2b after Shikanosuke graduates, even donning a similar stage costume.]]
* PhenotypeStereotype: Tom.
* PickyEater: Chie doesn't eat meat because she doesn't like it.
* {{Pixellation}}: Only in the Japanese version. The English version has removed, for whatever reason.
** That's because Japanese law prohibits the direct showing of genitals in media. English countries don't have such a law.
* PlotWithPorn
* PornStash
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]: [[spoiler:Sarina's father.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: ROCK N' ROLL!!
* PrecisionFStrike: In the middle of a ClusterFBomb ''scene'', there's this, when Sarina is drinking tea with a teacher:
->'''Sarina''': "It was a very nice fuckin' tea. Thank you very much, fuck."
** The very last line of Kirari's normal end: "With all my love, to this fucking world." Complete CMOA.
* PunkRock: The band's initial inspiration, though their music isn't quite punk.
* RealMenWearPink: Murakami is a BigGuy, but he likes romance and has a big heart.
* RedheadedHero: Shika when in his Shikako wig. And Honda Souta in Curtain Call.
* RelationshipValues
* RepurposedPopSong: The Second Literature Club Band plays a rock version of the school anthem, to the teacher's dismay.
* RoadCone
* TheRunaway: Midori, multiple times. She gets over it, though.
* RunningGag: Shika's crossdressing.
* SacredFirstKiss: Shikanosuke is ''very'' displeased to have lost his to Onda whilst crossdressing.
* SchoolFestival: Where the Second Literature Club Band first performs, and becomes a hit.
* SchoolIdol: Sarina.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Shika calls Kirari out on this, but she continues anyway.
* SelfTitledAlbum: The Second Literature Club Band's first album.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Shikanosuke is surprised when he finds himself thinking of Chie as a woman rather than a family friend.
* ShoutOut: Mostly to bands, especially the SexPistols, TheRamones, and TheClash. Shika's stage uniform is also quite similar to [[GuiltyGear Bridget's]] [[DroppedABridgetOnHim outfit]]. The STAR GENERATION song ''Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die'' is a notable reference to the Sex Pistols.
** After the guerrilla performance in front of the grocery store, Sarina, wearing her mask, says to Kirari, [[KamenRider "Kamen r*der!"]]. Who knew ''she'' would say that?
* SideBoob: Sarina's band outfit. ''Heavily'' lampshaded by [[LoveableSexManiac Shika]]
* SingleTargetSexuality: Souta in Curtain Call seems to point out at every chance possible in his narration that any girl he meets is not as attractive to him as Yui.
* SleepCute: The girl members of the band.
* SliceOfLife
* SpiritAdvisor: Guitar-kun.
* SpoilerOpening: Especially in the PS2 all-ages port, "Rock & Roll Show".
** [[spoiler: I think watching Shikanosuke crying is enough of an indication that things are gonna get really serious by the end]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Ondo.
** There was also one creepy Kirari fan. During their concert in Osaka, he went so far as to try to pull Kirari off the stage, but was stopped by a hilariously angry Kirari.
* StepfordSmiler: Chie and Kirari (to some extent).
* SternTeacher: Yoshizawa-sensei, who gets mad at the main characters ''a lot''.
* TheStoic: Tonoya. Shikanosuke even nicknames him "poker face".
* StrangeGirl: Midori.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Sarina looks a ''lot'' like her father, though the rest of the family that is shown look rather different.
* SuperDeformed: Kirari has little sketch episodes that are in this style. They involve new song ideas she thought up, most of which are about recent events.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The STAR GENERATION song ''Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die'' has been noted as this.
* TalkingToTheDead: Shikanosuke does this during [[spoiler:Kirari's normal end]] where he [[spoiler:goes nuts and hallucinates that Kirari is still alive and speaks with her.]]
* ThanksForTheMammary: Shika to the rest of the members of d2b.
* {{Gonk}}: Okaji in ''Curtain Call''.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Eat shit, bitches!" among others.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The second-grade girls.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Murakami says this word for word to describe Punk Rock early on.
* TitleDrop: At the end of the last scene of Kirari's Normal End.
* TourettesSyndrome: Tonoya encourages the band to speak like this as part of their training.
* [[spoiler:{{Transsexual}}: Onda. Whoa.]]
* TrainStationGoodbye: The end of Sarina's route.
* Tsundere: Shika, when he realizes his feelings in each of the girls route. Man, does he take a looooooong time return his affections.
** Also, Chie to Shika in her own route, though she's more deredere than tsuntsun.
* UncannyValleyMakeup: The first "costumes" that Kirari and Sarina wear. Luckily they're never seen again.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Chie-nee may have her own route, but that doesn't stop Shika from seeing her as a sister for the vast majority of the game.
* UnreliableNarrator: Shika can get pretty ''[[{{Tsundere}} tsuntsun]]'' before he's ready to admit that he likes a girl.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: The band's first concert.
* {{Utsuge}}: [[spoiler:Kirari's normal end]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Chie, in her route.
* WardrobeMalfunction: To Sarina, in her own route. Shikanosuke has the option of [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean displaying something more impressive]] to distract onlookers. Cue another CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Kirari's true end, and Curtain Call acts as this.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Shika has to try to be this. He doesn't fare too well.
* {{Yakuza}}: Fairly common, actually. Most are actually nice, though.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: If you don't have any points with the band as a total, the game ends midway through the tour.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Part of the band outfits for Sarina and Kirari. Chie's band outfit has ''half'' zettai ryouiki.
** Sarina's school uniform could also count.
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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler: Kirari's dad]] is ''not'' a nice person, though YourMileageMayVary.
** [[spoiler: More like a fucking idiot, who deserves his fate in the True Ending.]]



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Listening to polite, cutesy Sarina interject "fuck", "eat shit", and "sons of bitches" into her daily speech just has to be heard to be believed.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Loads and loads.
** When [[spoiler:Chie's Dad's lover goes to Chie's house to give her money as an apology for messing up her family, and Chie refuses it]].
** In Sarina's route, when her grandfather [[spoiler:finally accepts her relationship with Shikanosuke]] as well as when Shikanosuke goes fishing with him.
** Handa playing guitar at night for Chie is almost this, until [[spoiler:it's revealed he was trying to seduce her]].
** During the later part of Chie's route, when they are [[spoiler:at her house during the rain, and she confesses to him.]]
*** And afterward, when they both go to see [[spoiler:her father at the very end of the route.]]
** Shika and Sarina on the beach at night in her path.
** Their DarkestHour, [[spoiler: when Shika drags Kirari into the mud together to cool off after their van broke down & tells her how silly she is for keeping all her frustrations & sadness inside instead of telling them all.]]
** After the band's DarkestHour, when [[spoiler:they're given another chance to perform in Osaka, and they do ''spectacularly'']]. Made even better by the friendly yakuza.
** Kirari's confession to Shikanosuke after their awesome play of the biggest live show in their tour, [[spoiler:BY KISSING SHIKA ON STAGE IN FRONT OF 3000 PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE!! Doubles as CrowningMomentOfAwesome too!! Also a week later after the events when Shika returns the favor when Kirari visits his room.]]
** Kirari's True End, especially after playing her Normal End.
** When the band plus Murakami and Tonoya are lectured by Yoshizawa-sensei, and she lets out a SingleTear when they thank her for their three years at Oubi Academy.
** Sarina's confession to Shikanosuke on the beach, their conversation on the way back home, and their phone call at midnight, in which Shika admits(Finally!) his feelings.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: End of Chie's route, the super concert in Kirari's route, Super Rock'n'Roller's competition, and the end of part two of Curtain Call.
** Also in Chie's route, when Shika and Chie jump onto the truck that [[spoiler:Midori]] is driving to get away from the [[spoiler:cult compound]] and they make their way into the cab, shouting [[GratuitousEnglish "Rock and roll!!"]]. Upgraded to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when the truck crashes.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Let's Jump'', 君の元へ. And basically any song that the Second Literary Club Band actually performs onscreen.
** Actually the all-ages PS2 version has more awesome stuff too by d2b, STAR GENERATION & HAPPY CYCLE MANIA. Too bad the game is still exclusively [[NoExportForYou only for Japan]], at least for now.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: It's stated around the middle of the game that blowfish is very deadly when not prepared properly. [[spoiler: guess what happened to Sarina's grandfather's family?]]



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: It's stated around the middle of the game that blowfish is very deadly when not prepared properly. [[spoiler: guess what happened to Sarina's grandfather's family?]]



* NeedsMoreLove



* NightmareFuel: The appearance of [[spoiler:possessed!Kirari]] is pretty creepy and ''very'' sudden.



* TearJerker: Kirari's normal ending.
2nd Jul '11 10:17:46 AM mumismatist
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** Also Akira Yashiro, a band member who Shika meets in Nagoya, is recruited into Murakami's band in curtain call.
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* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Shika attempts to to this ''twice'' to Chie, once not even in her own route!
19th Jun '11 1:42:35 PM Daefos
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* {{Nakama}}: Shika explicitly refers to d2d as this when trying to cheer up Kirari.
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10th Jun '11 6:35:23 PM Brick3621
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Not at all to be confused with the tragic young adult novel ''Kira Kira'', involving death by anemia and sisterly rivalry.

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Not at all to be confused with the tragic young adult novel ''Kira Kira'', ''{{Kira-Kira}}'', involving sisterly rivalry. [[color:white:And death by anemia and sisterly rivalry.
anemia.]]
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