History Manga / Arachnid

25th Jul '17 2:32:08 PM HyperEmerson
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* DepopulationBomb: The Organization is revealed to have population management as their main objective. [[spoiler:In Arachnid, they manage to do this by causing a ZombieApocalypse in Japan.]]

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* DepopulationBomb: The Organization is revealed to have has population management control as their main objective. [[spoiler:In Arachnid, objective.
** It the backstory, it is shown that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were actually done as a secret agreement between the United States and Japan. The USA would get to show off before Russia and Japan would deliberately off a chunk of their population.
** In the story proper,
they manage to do this get countless people killed by causing [[spoiler:causing a ZombieApocalypse in Japan.]]Japan]].
24th Jun '17 2:06:14 AM Mr.French
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* {{Fanservice}}: Female characters are shown in various states of undress constantly, and are put into [[LesYay compromising positions with each other]] practically [[OnceAnEpisode once a chapter]]. ''Caterpillar'' takes it one step further by actually including uncensored nudity. The fanservice in both series borders on {{Squick}} very frequently, however, as it tends to be accompanied by (either attempted or successful) rape.


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* ImprobablyFemaleCast: The Organization sure does have a lot of high school girls under its employ... Played with somewhat, as while there ''are'' a decent number of male characters, only a very small few of them manage to stick around after their debut fights and receive any real characterization.


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* TheOneGuy: Hibiki is basically the only male character who manages to stick around and continue contributing to the plot after his first defeat, as well as one of the very few with any remotely heroic characteristics. Even then, he's still just as after Alice's head as anyone else in the Organization is, so his status as a protagonist is circumstantial at best.
1st Jun '17 4:33:46 AM HyperEmerson
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** Chapter 17 in Arachnid, discounting all the sexual harassment on Kuramoto in the end, is about Alice, Yoriko and Gokiburi peacefully hanging out on a mall some days before the battle royale begins.
** Every once in a while there's a chapter in Caterpillar that takes place during the period Imomushi and Hanakamakiri were getting to know each other.
* TheBrute: "Sia ferox" Riock, who just recklessly throws megaton punch after megaton punch. It's a bit of a RunningGag for him to get countered and easily defeated but he never learns.

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** Chapter 17 in Arachnid, ''Arachnid'', discounting all the sexual harassment on Kuramoto in the end, is about Alice, Yoriko and Gokiburi peacefully hanging out on a mall some days before the battle royale begins.
** After chapter 50 ended with a character getting gang-raped offscreen, 51 and 52 are nearly all slapstick comedy.
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Every once in a while there's a chapter in Caterpillar ''Caterpillar'' that takes place during the period Imomushi and Hanakamakiri were getting to know each other.
* TheBrute: "Sia ferox" Riock, who just recklessly throws megaton punch MegatonPunch after megaton punch. It's a bit of a RunningGag for him to get countered and easily defeated but he never learns.



* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Dinoponera to Bullet Ant, but she's adopted.



* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Dinoponera to Bullet Ant, but she's adopted.



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



* {{Prequel}}: ''Caterpillar'' takes place a year prior to ''Arachnid''.

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* {{Prequel}}: ''Caterpillar'' takes place a year prior to before ''Arachnid''.
4th May '17 6:03:35 AM HyperEmerson
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* InsistentTerminology: Spiders are always referred to as "arachnids" as if they were the only ones, leading to odd sentences when the narrator has to talk about scorpions at the same time.
30th Apr '17 4:28:52 AM HyperEmerson
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** 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.

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** 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. Ginyanma's bullets, for instance, originally looked organic but were redrawn to look technological instead.
30th Apr '17 3:38:19 AM HyperEmerson
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* HisNameIs: [[spoiler:Suzumebachi]] gets killed right before he reveals to Alice the identity of the Organization's Boss. [[spoiler:Yoriko greets Alice right after, so it's like she just killed Alice's father [[ForTheEvulz to be a bitch]].]]
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.
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