History Manga / Arachnid

24th Apr '17 11:07:56 AM Malady
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The main series has ended on December 2015 at 72 chapters. It has been licensed in France by Soleil Productions since April 2015. Not to be confused with the 2001 spanish horror film ''Arachnid''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Killing Bites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really[[labelnote:*]]And even that one feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/labelnote]]). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.

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The main series has ended on December 2015 at 72 chapters. It has been licensed in France by Soleil Productions since April 2015. Not to be confused with the 2001 spanish horror film ''Arachnid''.''Film/{{Arachnid}}''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Killing Bites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really[[labelnote:*]]And even that one feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/labelnote]]). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.



* AllMenArePerverts: With or without the Queen's Rule brainwashing, few men in the story aren't always harassing women and [[AllMenAreRapists trying to rape them.]]

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* AllMenArePerverts: In combination with AllMenAreRapists: With or without the Queen's Rule brainwashing, few men in the story aren't always harassing women and [[AllMenAreRapists trying to rape them.]]
* AllMenAreRapists: In combination with
AllMenArePerverts: With or without the Queen's Rule brainwashing, few men in the story aren't always harassing women and [[AllMenAreRapists trying to rape them.]]



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Chapters are named after dialogue or monologues [[TitleDrop said in them.]]

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Both ''Arachnid'' and ''Caterpillar'' are {{One Word Title}}s, and named after animals.
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Chapters are named after dialogue or monologues [[TitleDrop said in them.]]


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* OneWordTitle: ''Arachnid'' and ''Caterpillar'' are the names of entries in the series.
18th Apr '17 11:03:14 PM HyperEmerson
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** Meanwhile, Sara leads and spreads mindless zombie-like students around for them to overpower and rape her enemies. [[spoiler:Kuramoto turns out to be the one responsible. Through Exchange of bodily fluids, she can spread a vírus that places the infected under her will. Sara retains her consciousness because she's been given a hole by Kuramoto, but after Kuramoto is killed both Sara and everyone else appears to go brain dead permanently.]]

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** Meanwhile, Sara leads and spreads mindless zombie-like students around for them to overpower and rape her enemies. [[spoiler:Kuramoto turns out to be the one responsible. Through Exchange exchange of bodily fluids, she can spread a vírus virus that places the infected under her will. Sara retains her consciousness because she's been given a hole role by Kuramoto, but after Kuramoto is killed both Sara and everyone else appears to go brain dead permanently.]]
1st Apr '17 11:52:42 AM HyperEmerson
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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: The assassins introduced here have mostly have the traits of herbivore bugs, but this only serves to give them odder ways of killing people.

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* HerbivoresAreFriendly: The assassins introduced here have mostly have the traits of herbivore bugs, but this only serves to give them odder ways of killing people.
1st Apr '17 11:48:33 AM HyperEmerson
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** If Shotaro Ishinomori is an assassin in this setting, couldn't that mean Osamu Tezuka was one too? Yes, it does.

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** If Shotaro Ishinomori is an assassin in this setting, couldn't that mean his real life teacher Osamu Tezuka Tezuka, the God of Manga, was one too? Yes, it does.



* VoodooShark:
** It is eventually explained the Kumoito can do everything it does because it is a LivingWeapon. This ends up raising more questions about how it was made, but the story doesn't explain anything beyond that.
** So Kumo decided to make a [[SuicideByCop suicide by Alice]] and she would become all helpless and homeless after that had Yoriko not helped her, but wait, some volumes later it is revealed Kumo did hire Kabutomushi to take care of Alice after his death and that she took the task seriously. What was Kabutomushi doing between that and the Arachnid Hunt, then?



* HerbivoresAreFriendly: The assassins introduced here have mostly have the traits of herbivore bugs, but this only serves to give them odder ways of killing people.



* UseYourHead: Imomushi's main method of attack is to catapult herself head-first on enemies, though she sometimes goes for a MegatonPunch instead.

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* UseYourHead: Imomushi's main method of attack is to nail her shoes to the ground and then catapult herself head-first on enemies, though she sometimes goes for a MegatonPunch instead.
31st Mar '17 10:42:41 AM lalaTKG
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The protagonist of the prequel, Imomushi, was introduced in ''Arachnid'' with business of her own to take care off. Not too long after, Suzumebachi stabbed Imomushi from behind while she was trying to fight Dinoponera and she apparently died instantly in a most unceremonious fashion. [[HesJustHiding Readers generally assume she didn't die]], but she never gets mentioned again and Hanakamakiri never comes to check on things, either.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The protagonist of the prequel, Imomushi, was introduced in ''Arachnid'' with business of her own to take care off.of. Not too long after, Suzumebachi stabbed Imomushi from behind while she was trying to fight Dinoponera and she apparently died instantly in a most unceremonious fashion. [[HesJustHiding Readers generally assume she didn't die]], but she never gets mentioned again and Hanakamakiri never comes to check on things, either.
28th Mar '17 6:44:11 PM HyperEmerson
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** When Dinoponera first appears, she's walking around with a stern look while Sara freaks out about how danguerous she supposedly is. She greets Imomushi with a [[http://www.iibq.com/comic/82012133790/viewcomic216801/?p=36&s=1#p=36&s=1 similarly deadpan expression]], but that was changed to a smug smirk in the volume print seemingly to make the transition from what she looked like to her psycho-GenkiGirl personality less jarring. One can wonder if they didn't actually decide to pull a 180º change on her character at the last minute, given even her early artwork was pointing to her being no-nonsense.

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** When Dinoponera first appears, she's walking around with a stern look while Sara freaks out about how danguerous dangerous she supposedly is. She greets Imomushi with a [[http://www.iibq.com/comic/82012133790/viewcomic216801/?p=36&s=1#p=36&s=1 similarly deadpan expression]], but that was changed to a smug smirk in the volume print seemingly to make the transition from what she looked like to her psycho-GenkiGirl personality less jarring. One can wonder if they didn't actually decide to pull a 180º change on her character at the last minute, given even her early artwork was pointing to her being no-nonsense.
28th Mar '17 6:42:35 PM HyperEmerson
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* BottomlessMagazines: The Kumoito used by Kumo and Alice has an untold length of special spider thread inside it.

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* BottomlessMagazines: The Kumoito used by Kumo and Alice has an untold length of special spider thread inside it. It is later explained that the thing is actually a LivingWeapon and produces string for as long as it is cared for.



** Her father Paraponera also pulls this off against Kumo in order to shoot him dead.

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** Her father Paraponera also pulls this off against Kumo in order to distract and shoot him dead.



* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: Or rather, "my bug motif is better than yours". Battles will always have the narrator describing the qualities of the antagonist's bug motif while Alice's having a bad time, and this is followed by her triumphant counter attack being compared to a certain spider species that preys on the antagonist's bug.
** When it turns out Alice and Dinoponera have similar abilities, Alice's victory comes from analyzing how Dinoponera works up her focus and not only copying it, but also instantly improving on it.



** [[spoiler:Once Yoriko reveals herself as the boss, she claims she's over a ''hundred'' years old]].

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** [[spoiler:Once Yoriko Once [[spoiler:Yoriko]] reveals herself as the boss, [[spoiler:the boss]], she claims she's over a ''hundred'' years old]].old.



* OrwellianRetcon:
** When Dinoponera first appears, she's walking around with a stern look while Sara freaks out about how danguerous she supposedly is. She greets Imomushi with a [[http://www.iibq.com/comic/82012133790/viewcomic216801/?p=36&s=1#p=36&s=1 similarly deadpan expression]], but that was changed to a smug smirk in the volume print seemingly to make the transition from what she looked like to her psycho-GenkiGirl personality less jarring. One can wonder if they didn't actually decide to pull a 180º change on her character at the last minute, given even her early artwork was pointing to her being no-nonsense.
** As previously mentioned, the volume prints censored a gory murder scene and removed swastikas from scenes where nazis are mentioned. There's some other minor art changes and at least one modified line in there too.



** Alice's mother and Imomushi's sister.

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** Alice's mother and Imomushi's sister.sister, whose deaths motivate them.



** Somehow, this Organization of hardened assassins ended up bug themed because they all simply like bugs. One character even claims that determining which insect is the strongest is mankind's greatest question.

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** Somehow, this Organization of hardened assassins ended up all bug themed because they all simply like bugs. One character even claims that determining which insect is the strongest is mankind's greatest question.question, though we never quite see if the entire world really is like ''that''.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Dinoponera is first seen wandering around Alice's school, she looks [[EmotionlessGirl rather quiet and serious]], but then her stoic look from the [[http://www.iibq.com/comic/82012133790/viewcomic216801/?p=36&s=1 last panel of chapter 35]] [[{{Retcon}} became a smug grin]] on the Volume 7 release and suddenly she's all smiles.



* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: The battle between Alice's C.E.C. and Dinoponera's C.D.F. concentration abilities, which turn out to be partially the same thing. Dinoponera gets pissed off at how Alice can learn [[InstantExpert in a couple of days]] something she's [[HardWorkHardlyWorks been training for most of her life.]] Seeing how reckless Dinoponera is becoming, Alice unabashedly rubs on her face how easy it is to read and copy her.
* NearDeathExperience: This trope tends to trigger the killer in Alice, while Dinoponera is shown on a flashback awakening her own concentration technique to survive an ambush, at [[ChildSoldier a very young age]].

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* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: The battle between Alice's C.E.C. and Dinoponera's C.D.F. concentration abilities, which turn out to be partially the same thing. Dinoponera gets pissed off at how Alice can learn [[InstantExpert in a couple of days]] something she's [[HardWorkHardlyWorks been training for most of her life.]] Seeing how reckless Dinoponera is becoming, Alice unabashedly rubs on her face how easy it is to read and copy her.
* NearDeathExperience: This trope tends to trigger the killer in Alice, while Dinoponera is shown on a flashback awakening her own super concentration technique to survive an ambush, at [[ChildSoldier a very young age]].
25th Mar '17 12:55:10 AM HyperEmerson
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* DamselInDistress: Early on, Oki fakes kidnapping Yoriko to bait Alice. But later Yori is captured by the Sand and Digger Wasps to be tortured by a brainwashed Oki. She tries to stay out of Alice's fight against Dinoponera, but Dinoponera jumps behind her anyway to get a reaction from Alice. [[spoiler:When Alice reunites with her later, Yoriko is attacked by Sasori.]]

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* DamselInDistress: Early on, Oki fakes kidnapping Yoriko to bait Alice. But later Yori Yoriko is captured by the Sand and Digger Wasps to be tortured by a brainwashed Oki. She tries to stay out of Alice's fight against Dinoponera, but Dinoponera jumps behind her anyway to get a reaction from Alice. [[spoiler:When Alice reunites with her later, Yoriko is attacked by Sasori.]]



** The aftermath of the final battle. [[spoiler:Alice managed to kill Ginyanma but had to sacrifice the Kumoito in the process. Then she collapses on the floor and isn't able to lift a finger anymore, but Yoriko STILL wants her dead and prepares to throw her out of the rooftop. That's when Kabutomushi comes back and blows Yoriko off the building while Oki rescues Alice.]]

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** The aftermath of the final battle. [[spoiler:Alice managed to kill Ginyanma but had to sacrifice the Kumoito in the process. Then she collapses on the floor and isn't able to lift a finger anymore, but anymore. For real this time. Problem is, Yoriko STILL wants her dead and prepares to throw throws her out of the rooftop. That's when Kabutomushi comes back and blows Yoriko off the building while Oki rescues Alice.]]
25th Mar '17 12:45:57 AM HyperEmerson
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The main series has ended on December 2015 at 72 chapters. It has been licensed in France by Soleil Productions since April 2015. Not to be confused with the 2001 spanish horror film ''Arachnid''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Killing Bites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really[[labelnote:*]]And even then it feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/labelnote]]). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.

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The main series has ended on December 2015 at 72 chapters. It has been licensed in France by Soleil Productions since April 2015. Not to be confused with the 2001 spanish horror film ''Arachnid''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Killing Bites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really[[labelnote:*]]And even then it that one feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/labelnote]]). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.
25th Mar '17 12:45:28 AM HyperEmerson
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The main series has ended on December 2015 at 72 chapters. It has been licensed in France by Soleil Productions since April 2015. Not to be confused with the 2001 spanish horror film ''Arachnid''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Killing Bites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.

to:

The main series has ended on December 2015 at 72 chapters. It has been licensed in France by Soleil Productions since April 2015. Not to be confused with the 2001 spanish horror film ''Arachnid''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Killing Bites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really).really[[labelnote:*]]And even then it feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/labelnote]]). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.
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