History Manga / Arachnid

14th Feb '18 7:15:22 PM HyperEmerson
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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 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 trying to rape them.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Averted because the female rapists in the series aren't portrayed any better than the male ones, though Gokiburi desiring to rape Alice even after all the trouble of properly earning her affections is PlayedForLaughs.



* MoodWhiplash: The tone of both stories and how seriously they take themselves varies a lot from chapter to chapter.

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* MoodWhiplash: The tone of both stories and how seriously they take themselves varies a lot ''lot'' from chapter to chapter.
4th Feb '18 6:00:20 PM HyperEmerson
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Arachnid leaves the fates of several characters unclear. From the looks of it, ''Caterpillar'' will eventually solve this issue.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Arachnid ''Arachnid'' leaves the fates of several characters unclear.unclear and several questions unanswered. From the looks of it, ''Caterpillar'' will eventually solve this issue.



** [[spoiler:Yoriko has the flat-out supernatural ability to brainwash people. And for as long as she's perfectly in control of her Suzumebachi enforcers, she somehow remains ageless.]]

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** [[spoiler:Yoriko [[spoiler:Yoriko]] has the flat-out supernatural psychic ability to brainwash mind control people. And for as long as she's perfectly in control of her Suzumebachi enforcers, she somehow remains ageless.]]



* ExoticEyeDesigns: Alice's pupils and Dinoponera's irises ripple when they concentrate. Sometimes they get both effects at once when they're [[DeathGlare ticked off]].

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* ExoticEyeDesigns: Alice's pupils and Dinoponera's irises turn bright and ripple when they concentrate. Sometimes they get both effects at once when they're [[DeathGlare ticked off]].



* EyesAlwaysShut: Kamakiri acts like this before attacking Alice.

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* EyesAlwaysShut: EyesAlwaysShut:
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Kamakiri acts like this before attacking Alice.Alice.
** Likewise, Kabutomushi often talks with closed eyes when she's just pretending to be friendly.


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* NoEnding: ''Arachnid'' ends with next to no closure... so ''Caterpillar'' can catch up and turn into a sequel?
2nd Feb '18 4:50:51 PM HyperEmerson
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A manga done by author Murata Shinya and artist Shinsen Ifuji since 2009 and published on Gangan JOKER, ''Arachnid'' provides an unusual take on the standard shonen FightingSeries, with an interestingly deranged cast and a wide variety of exotic fighting styles.

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A manga done by author Shinya Murata Shinya and artist Shinsen Ifuji since 2009 and published on Gangan JOKER, ''Arachnid'' provides an unusual take on the standard shonen FightingSeries, with an interestingly deranged cast and a wide variety of exotic fighting styles.



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 ''Film/{{Arachnid}}''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Manga/KillingBites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really[[note]]And even that one feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/note]]). 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 ''Film/{{Arachnid}}''. Also, for Murata's Shinya's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' ''Himenospia'' and ''Manga/KillingBites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really[[note]]And even that one feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/note]]). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.



** Flashback breather chapters aside, ''Caterpillar'' also takes place in a single setting over the course of a single day, and is also several chapters longer than ''Arachnid''.

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** Flashback breather chapters aside, ''Caterpillar'' also takes place in a single setting over the course of a single day, and is also several chapters longer than ''Arachnid''.day. This lasts until chapter ''93'', with the next one being a time skip into ''Arachnid'''s everlasting afternoon.
2nd Feb '18 4:33:09 PM HyperEmerson
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* StealthSequel: This series is implied to take place in the same setting as ''Manga/{{Jackals}}''.
24th Jan '18 8:32:13 AM valar55
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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 ''Film/{{Arachnid}}''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Manga/KillingBites'' ([[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 ''Film/{{Arachnid}}''. Also, for Murata's other takes on people fighting with animal abilities, see ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'', ''Vaia'n Maiden'' and ''Manga/KillingBites'' ([[AuthorAppeal anything from him other than]] ''Majo ni Ataeru Tettsui'', really[[labelnote:*]]And really[[note]]And even that one feels [[RecycledInSpace all too familiar]], just swapping bugs for torture devices.[[/labelnote]]).[[/note]]). Yū Sasuga's ''Manga/TerraforMARS'' also deals with this concept.
23rd Jan '18 7:46:59 AM HyperEmerson
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* ChekhovsGun:
** Kabutomushi mentions a "Hercules Horn" weapon at one point in ''Arachnid''. [[RedHerring This never comes into play]] and is left for ''Caterpillar'' instead.

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* ChekhovsGun:
ChekhovsGun: ''Arachnid'' has a curious habit of bringing up [[ChekhovsGun people]] and plot hooks that don't amount to much of anything in itself but pay off in ''Caterpillar''. Both during the time the spinoff is a prequel and afterwards.
** Kabutomushi mentions a "Hercules Horn" weapon at one point in ''Arachnid''. [[RedHerring This never comes into play]] The prequel reveals it is a foldable double sword that belong to the previous Kabutomushi.
** Amenbo is a mere VillainOfTheWeek in ''Arachnid'', but it is established she's good friends with Imomushi. Way after a small cameo in the prequel, she's the one who gets Imomushi
and is left for ''Caterpillar'' instead.every other surviving assassin out of the Ageha ship.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Arachnid leaves the fates of several characters unclear. From the looks of it, ''Caterpillar'' will eventually solve this issue.
** Most notably Imomushi, who is knocked out and isn't seen again for the rest of ''Arachnid''.
** We last see Alice fighting off the [[spoiler:zombie apocalypse]] on her own, but as a SequelHook in the epilogue Kabutomushi brings up the possibility that she's been captured by the Organization.
** [[spoiler:Dinoponera, Hibiki and Geji]] are presumably raped off screen and [[spoiler:turned into zombies]], but the consequences of that aren't clear.
** Amenbo and Riock are unaccounted for. For that matter, Hanakamakiri [[TheGhost doesn't even show up]] in ''Arachnid'' at all.
** In ''Caterpillar'', there are a couple of villains that don't escape the Ageha ship with Imomushi but aren't shown getting killed in the explosion either.



* {{Prequel}}: The first 93 chapters take place a year before ''Arachnid''. From 94 on, the story becomes a POVSequel.

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* {{Prequel}}: The first 93 chapters take place a year before ''Arachnid''. From 94 on, there's a time skip into the Arachnid Hunt and the story becomes a POVSequel.
22nd Jan '18 6:17:01 AM HyperEmerson
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There's also a spinoff prequel named ''Caterpillar'', which focuses on an assassin named Imomushi who had her own troubles within the Organization a year before Alice became involved.

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There's also a spinoff prequel named ''Caterpillar'', which focuses on an assassin named Imomushi who had her own troubles within the Organization a year before Alice became involved.
involved. Its plot eventually became a POVSequel, showing the "Arachnid Hunt" from Imomushi's perspective.
19th Jan '18 6:25:12 PM HyperEmerson
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* ShownTheirWork: The series incorporates the behaviors and characteristics of real-life bugs into the assassins and they're pretty accurate too. In fact, there are sections where the narrator explains these to the audience and they wouldn't be out of place in a National Geographic Channel documentary. ''Caterpillar'' in particular has some interesting trivia about obscure bugs.



** Alice after [[spoiler:she kills Kumo]].
** Imomushi screams for three pages and a half after [[spoiler:her sister]] dies for real.

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** Alice screams in despair after [[spoiler:she she kills Kumo]].
Kumo.
** Imomushi screams for three four pages and a half after [[spoiler:her sister]] dies for real.


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* LoadBearingBoss: [[spoiler:When Osamushi dies, he detonates into a nuclear explosion that obliterates the Ageha ship. Imomushi manages to escape with Amenbo's help and brings along every other assassin that managed to make it to her. All the other guests and civillains die in either horror or blissful ignorance.]]
19th Jan '18 4:08:34 PM HyperEmerson
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* {{Prequel}}: ''Caterpillar'' takes place a year before ''Arachnid''.

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* {{Prequel}}: ''Caterpillar'' takes The first 93 chapters take place a year before ''Arachnid''.''Arachnid''. From 94 on, the story becomes a POVSequel.
16th Jan '18 3:56:24 PM HyperEmerson
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* MoodWhiplash: The tone of both stories and how seriously they take themselves varies a lot from chapter to chapter.


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* OnceAnEpisode: The National Geographic commentary on bugs happens on nearly every chapter, bordering on self-parody when used in response to a character doing something mundane or silly.


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* SpotlightStealingSquad:
** Dinoponera is pretty much the VillainProtagonist of volumes 8 to 10.
** Kabutomushi gets a ton of focus in the prequel while fighting a group of her pupils.
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