History Manga / Bokurano

9th Jul '17 7:35:52 AM Assassin-sensei
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Creator/VizMedia is currently releasing an English translation of the manga as ''Bokurano: Ours'' on its [[http://www.sigikki.com/series/bokurano/index.shtml IKKI]] website, with the first English-language volume having been released in February 2010. For the anime, Creator/DiscotekMedia announced a subtitle-only DVD release sometime in 2015.

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Creator/VizMedia is currently releasing has published an English translation of the manga as ''Bokurano: Ours'' on its [[http://www.sigikki.com/series/bokurano/index.shtml IKKI]] defunct IKKI website, with as well the first English-language volume having been released entire series in February 2010. print from 2010 to 2014. For the anime, Creator/DiscotekMedia announced released a subtitle-only complete series DVD release sometime in on March 23, 2015.
2nd Jun '17 8:38:07 PM theknack101
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** In the manga, [[spoiler:all the kids die. Zearth goes on to another alternate Earth to repeat the process, with a new Kokopelli (the former Koyemshi) and a new Koyemshi (Machi).]]

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** In the manga, [[spoiler:all the kids die. While our earth is safe (for now at least), Zearth goes on to another alternate Earth to repeat the process, with a new Kokopelli (the former Koyemshi) and a new Koyemshi (Machi).]]
15th May '17 11:11:07 PM KingClark
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Some describe it as "like ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'', but even [[UpToEleven more depressing]], to the extent of making ''Evangelion'' look like ''Franchise/CareBears''."

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Some describe it as "like ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'', but even [[UpToEleven more depressing]], to the extent of making ''Evangelion'' look like ''Franchise/CareBears''."
''Franchise/CareBears''".
9th May '17 8:07:19 AM Kuruni
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* AdultsAreUseless: Averted in both the anime and manga, and lampshaded as well; initially the kids don't want to tell the adults, police, or government about their involvement with Zearth because they would just ground them or keep them from piloting the mecha. Once people start ''dying'', however, they change their minds ...

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* AdultsAreUseless: AdultsAreUseless:
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Averted in both the anime and manga, and lampshaded as well; initially the kids don't want to tell the adults, police, or government about their involvement with Zearth because they would just ground them or keep them from piloting the mecha. Once people start ''dying'', however, they change their minds ...



* AdultFear: [[spoiler: Your child is going to die and there is nothing you can do to stop it.]]

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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[[spoiler: Your child is going to die and there is nothing you can do to stop it.]]



* AlternateContinuity: Both the anime and especially the novel series.

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* %%* AlternateContinuity: Both the anime and especially the novel series.



* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: It's not. At all.

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* %%* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: It's not. At all.



* ArtifactOfDeath: All of the HumongousMecha in the series are effectively one of these.

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* %%* ArtifactOfDeath: All of the HumongousMecha in the series are effectively one of these.



* BookEnds: Kokopelli tricks the children into piloting by asking them if they want to play a game. [[spoiler: In the manga's end, Koyemshi, now acting as the new Kokopelli to a new group of kids in another universe, [[IronicEcho sternly warns them that what they will be doing is no game.]]]]

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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Kokopelli tricks the children into piloting by asking them if they want to play a game. [[spoiler: In the manga's end, Koyemshi, now acting as the new Kokopelli to a new group of kids in another universe, [[IronicEcho sternly warns them that what they will be doing is no game.]]]]



* BreakTheCutie: Pretty much ''everyone'', but especially [[spoiler:Chizu]].

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* %%* BreakTheCutie: Pretty much ''everyone'', but especially [[spoiler:Chizu]].



* CallBack

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* CallBackCallBack:



* CastFromLifespan: [[spoiler:Your ''whole'' life span.]]
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In the manga only, it's implied that Koyemshi catches Anko like this at one point. She's none too happy about it.

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* %%* CastFromLifespan: [[spoiler:Your ''whole'' life span.]]
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: CaughtWithYourPantsDown:
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In the manga only, it's implied that Koyemshi catches Anko like this at one point. She's none too happy about it.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Subverted, particularly in the cases of Kodama, [[spoiler:Kako, and Chizu]].
** In the manga, [[spoiler:Moji]] also qualifies for sure, planning to use Zearth to [[spoiler:''[[MoralEventHorizon kill his suffering due to a heart disease best friend, so he could get the girl]]'']]. Fortunately, he changes his mind.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Subverted, particularly in the cases of Kodama, [[spoiler:Kako, and Chizu]].
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* In the manga, [[spoiler:Moji]] also qualifies for sure, planning to use Zearth to [[spoiler:''[[MoralEventHorizon kill his suffering due to a heart disease best friend, so he could get the girl]]'']]. Fortunately, he changes his mind.mind.
%% Subverted, particularly in the cases of Kodama, [[spoiler:Kako, and Chizu]].



* CoolBigSis: Captain Tanaka, although older than most examples, fills this role for the female pilots in the anime.

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* CoolBigSis: CoolBigSis:
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Captain Tanaka, although older than most examples, fills this role for the female pilots in the anime.



* CosmicHorrorStory: [[spoiler:It's a multiverse where at least [[PowersOfTwoMinusOne 32767]] out of every 32768 timelines are regularly destroyed. Possibly for a good reason, certainly by other humans, but who cares? This qualifies.]]

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* CosmicHorrorStory: CosmicHorrorStory:
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[[spoiler:It's a multiverse where at least [[PowersOfTwoMinusOne 32767]] out of every 32768 timelines are regularly destroyed. Possibly for a good reason, certainly by other humans, but who cares? This qualifies.]]



* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: In the anime, what little we see of [[spoiler:the Masterminds]] is like this.

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* %%* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: In the anime, what little we see of [[spoiler:the Masterminds]] is like this.



* DeadStarWalking: [[spoiler:All of them. Except for Kana in the anime.]]
* DeathByAdaptation: The anime contains numerous examples of Type II, due to [[spoiler:the order of deaths being switched]].

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* %%* DeadStarWalking: [[spoiler:All of them. Except for Kana in the anime.]]
* %%* DeathByAdaptation: The anime contains numerous examples of Type II, due to [[spoiler:the order of deaths being switched]].



* ADeathInTheLimelight: The structure of the entire show.
* {{Deconstruction}}: When the collateral damage and mass casualties caused by the robot battles are made so alarmingly clear, not to mention the trauma that the pilots go through, you can hardly call this a SuperRobot series. It's practically the anti-''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''!

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* %%* ADeathInTheLimelight: The structure of the entire show.
* {{Deconstruction}}: {{Deconstruction}}:
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When the collateral damage and mass casualties caused by the robot battles are made so alarmingly clear, not to mention the trauma that the pilots go through, you can hardly call this a SuperRobot series. It's practically the anti-''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''!



* DiabolusExMachina: Kitoh loves the trope. [[spoiler:Tanaka]]'s death won first prize.
** There's also [[spoiler: Machi's death by random assassin before she can pilot Zearth for the final battle.]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Kako]], undoubtedly in the manga. In the anime Koyemshi is revealed as a particularly nasty one, [[spoiler:the reason why he ended up in his robot body was because he was desperate to do anything to avoid dying, but didn't see this as part of the deal]].

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* DiabolusExMachina: There's [[spoiler: Machi's death by random assassin before she can pilot Zearth for the final battle.]]
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Kitoh loves the trope. [[spoiler:Tanaka]]'s death won first prize.
** There's also [[spoiler: Machi's death by random assassin before she can pilot Zearth for the final battle.]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Kako]], undoubtedly in the manga. In the anime Koyemshi is revealed as a particularly nasty one, [[spoiler:the reason why he ended up in his robot body was because he was desperate to do anything to avoid dying, but didn't see this as part of the deal]]. deal]].
%%** [[spoiler:Kako]], undoubtedly in the manga.



** In the manga, [[spoiler:all the kids die. Zearth goes on to another alternate Earth to repeat the process, with a new Kokopelli (the former Koyemshi) and a new Koyemshi (Sasami).]]

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** In the manga, [[spoiler:all the kids die. Zearth goes on to another alternate Earth to repeat the process, with a new Kokopelli (the former Koyemshi) and a new Koyemshi (Sasami).(Machi).]]



* DysfunctionJunction: Try naming a major character that ''doesn't'' have issues of some sort.

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* %%* DysfunctionJunction: Try naming a major character that ''doesn't'' have issues of some sort.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:Several worlds, in fact.]]

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* %%* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:Several worlds, in fact.]]



* FunnyAfro: On one of the Koyemshis in the manga.

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* %%* FunnyAfro: On one of the Koyemshis in the manga.



* GoOutWithASmile: Most notably [[spoiler:Komo's]] final expression in the manga. [[spoiler:Maki and Anko]] in the anime.

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* %%* GoOutWithASmile: Most notably [[spoiler:Komo's]] final expression in the manga. [[spoiler:Maki and Anko]] in the anime.



* HereWeGoAgain: The manga ending. [[spoiler:Granted it's in another universe, but it's essentially the same.]]
* HeroicBSOD: While the "heroic" part is questionable in his case, Kodama has one in both the manga and anime [[spoiler:when he inadvertantly kills his own father in battle]].

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* %%* HereWeGoAgain: The manga ending. [[spoiler:Granted it's in another universe, but it's essentially the same.]]
* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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While the "heroic" part is questionable in his case, Kodama has one in both the manga and anime [[spoiler:when he inadvertantly kills his own father in battle]].



* HeroicSacrifice: In the manga, [[spoiler:Seki bravely sacrifices himself by allowing himself to be used as a target so Kanji can hit and destroy Javelin from a massive distance away.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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In the manga, [[spoiler:Seki bravely sacrifices himself by allowing himself to be used as a target so Kanji can hit and destroy Javelin from a massive distance away.]]



** [[spoiler:Not to mention that this trope is the basic premise of the entire story]].



* {{Hikikomori}}: Kirie's cousin Kazuko
* HotForStudent: Played straight with [[spoiler:Chizuru and Hatagai]].

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* %%* {{Hikikomori}}: Kirie's cousin Kazuko
* %%* HotForStudent: Played straight with [[spoiler:Chizuru and Hatagai]].



* JerkAss: Kodaka, Kako (though he is more pathetic than anything else), and Jun, though [[DefrostingIceQueen he gets better]]. To make up, Koyemshi becomes a ''total dick'' in the anime, though he isn't exactly a saint in the manga [[spoiler:(he gets a little better there, too)]]. OTOH, Hatagai had to be ''toned down'' in the anime... and still remained a JerkAss.

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* %%* JerkAss: Kodaka, Kako (though he is more pathetic than anything else), and Jun, though [[DefrostingIceQueen he gets better]]. To make up, Koyemshi becomes a ''total dick'' in the anime, though he isn't exactly a saint in the manga [[spoiler:(he gets a little better there, too)]]. OTOH, Hatagai had to be ''toned down'' in the anime... and still remained a JerkAss.



* KidHero: God help them all.

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* %%* KidHero: God help them all.



* KillEmAll: To the point where it feels like Kitoh [[strike: is trying]] has managed to out-Tomino [[Creator/YoshiyukiTomino Tomino]] himself. The estimated death count at the series conclusion is about [[spoiler:328 trillion human lives. Of course, being that an entire Universe is destroyed each time, it's actually higher if you consider the possibility of life on other planets.]] Which puts the overall death count higher than that in Tomino's notorious ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the manga, several people compare the plot to that of an in-universe manga which is also about kids piloting a giant robot. [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll At the end of that manga, the kids all die and Earth is destroyed.]]]]

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* KillEmAll: To the point where it feels like Kitoh [[strike: is trying]] has managed to out-Tomino [[Creator/YoshiyukiTomino Tomino]] himself. The estimated death count at the series conclusion is about [[spoiler:328 trillion human lives. Of course, being that an entire Universe is destroyed each time, it's actually higher if you consider the possibility of life on other planets.]] Which puts the overall death count higher than that in Tomino's notorious ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
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In the manga, several people compare the plot to that of an in-universe manga which is also about kids piloting a giant robot. [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll At the end of that manga, the kids all die and Earth is destroyed.]]]]



* LoveTriangle: Moji, Nagi, and Tsubasa.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Ushiro, Captain Tanaka is your mother. Too bad she is dying in front of your eyes right now]].
** In the anime, [[spoiler:he doesn't find out until after she dies]].

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* %%%%* LoveTriangle: Moji, Nagi, and Tsubasa.
* LukeIAmYourFather: LukeIAmYourFather:
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[[spoiler:Ushiro, Captain Tanaka is your mother. Too bad she is dying in front of your eyes right now]].
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now]]. In the anime, [[spoiler:he doesn't find out until after she dies]].



* MercyKill: Koyemshi, to [[spoiler:Machi]] in the manga.

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* %%* MercyKill: Koyemshi, to [[spoiler:Machi]] in the manga.



* MonsterOfTheWeek: The basic plot progression, though there's a lot more behind the "monsters" than you would think at first...

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* %%* MonsterOfTheWeek: The basic plot progression, though there's a lot more behind the "monsters" than you would think at first...



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Kanji's opponent]] in the anime.

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* %%* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Kanji's opponent]] in the anime.



* PluckyGirl: Considering that Dung Beetle thought she was going to have a horrible ([[JerkAss and incredibly amusing]]) breakdown, [[spoiler:Anko]] proves herself to be one of these, [[spoiler: and won her fight relatively quickly]], managing to die in peace as well. In the manga, she's able to continue fighting against one of the more difficult opponents even after [[spoiler:her legs get burned off by acid]].

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* PluckyGirl: Considering that Dung Beetle Koyemshi thought she was going to have a horrible ([[JerkAss and incredibly amusing]]) breakdown, [[spoiler:Anko]] proves herself to be one of these, [[spoiler: and won her fight relatively quickly]], managing to die in peace as well. In the manga, she's able to continue fighting against one of the more difficult opponents even after [[spoiler:her legs get burned off by acid]].



* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:The pilots eventually realize that defeating an enemy means that they have to condemn an entire parallel Earth to death -- but they'll condemn their Earth if they fail.]]

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* SadisticChoice: SadisticChoice:
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[[spoiler:The pilots eventually realize that defeating an enemy means that they have to condemn an entire parallel Earth to death -- but they'll condemn their Earth if they fail.]]



* SavingTheWorld: Taken to its brutal extreme.

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* %%* SavingTheWorld: Taken to its brutal extreme.



* SceneryGorn: The aftermath of the robot attacks.

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* %%%%* SceneryGorn: The aftermath of the robot attacks.



* SlasherSmile: The Koyemshis often appear to be wearing one.

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* %%* SlasherSmile: The Koyemshis often appear to be wearing one.



* TheSmartGuy: Moji, Kirie and Kanji.
* SmugSnake: Hatagai. [[spoiler:[[KarmaHoudini Letting him go alive and well]]]] ''had to'' be intended purely to piss off the audience. In the anime Koyemshi also qualifies, [[spoiler:which made watching the scene in which his sister Machi methodically shoots holes in his body more than delightful]].
* SnowMeansDeath: The last moments of [[spoiler:Machi]] in the anime and [[spoiler:Kanji]] in the manga.

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* %%* TheSmartGuy: Moji, Kirie and Kanji.
* SmugSnake: %%* SmugSnake:
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Hatagai. [[spoiler:[[KarmaHoudini Letting him go alive and well]]]] ''had to'' be intended purely to piss off the audience. audience.
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In the anime Koyemshi also qualifies, [[spoiler:which made watching the scene in which his sister Machi methodically shoots holes in his body more than delightful]].
* %%* SnowMeansDeath: The last moments of [[spoiler:Machi]] in the anime and [[spoiler:Kanji]] in the manga.



* TheStarsAreGoingOut
* SurpriseCreepy
* TeamMom: Captain Tanaka, moreso in the anime. [[spoiler:Ah the irony ... ]]
** Maki kind of fills this role too. She seems to be the first one to comfort any of her fellow pilots when they have a breakdown.

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* %%* TheStarsAreGoingOut
* %%* SurpriseCreepy
* TeamMom: Maki kind of fills this role too. She seems to be the first one to comfort any of her fellow pilots when they have a breakdown.
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Captain Tanaka, moreso in the anime. [[spoiler:Ah the irony ... ]]
** Maki kind of fills this role too. She seems to be the first one to comfort any of her fellow pilots when they have a breakdown.
]]



* TitleDrop: Parodied (deconstructed?) at the end of chapter 55 of the manga. One of the characters mentions "ours", and the other character asks them what that's supposed to mean, and they admit they don't really know why they said that. In the anime, the title tends to work itself into important conversations, though given the title literally translates to "ours", that's not hard to do.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Maki and Komo, maybe Maki and Anko.

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* TitleDrop: Parodied (deconstructed?) at the end of chapter 55 of the manga. One of the characters mentions "ours", and the other character asks them what that's supposed to mean, and they admit they don't really know why they said that. In the anime, the title tends to work itself into important conversations, though given the title literally translates to "ours", that's not hard to do.
* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Maki and Komo, maybe Maki and Anko.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Multiple subplots for several of the pilots in each episode.
* WhamEpisode: Several, but the end of [[spoiler:Maki's]] arc is one of the biggest in both versions. The end of Machi's arc in the manga. [[spoiler:The reader has just become accustomed to the characters dying once they pilot the robot, when the author HAS SOMEONE SHOOT THE CHARACTER IN THE HEAD!]]

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* %%* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Multiple subplots for several of the pilots in each episode.
* WhamEpisode: Several, but the end of [[spoiler:Maki's]] arc is one of the biggest in both versions. The end of Machi's arc in the manga. [[spoiler:The reader has just become accustomed to the characters dying once they pilot the robot, when the author HAS SOMEONE SHOOT THE CHARACTER IN THE HEAD!]]HEAD!]]
%%** Several, but the end of [[spoiler:Maki's]] arc is one of the biggest in both versions.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Averted--which, combined with the main cast bordering on LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters territory, makes it a bit difficult to tell people apart at first. Played straight in the anime with [[spoiler:some people from other universes]], like Kokopelli and Yuu-chan.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:The basic premise.]]

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* %%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Averted--which, combined with the main cast bordering on LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters territory, makes it a bit difficult to tell people apart at first. Played straight in the anime with [[spoiler:some people from other universes]], like Kokopelli and Yuu-chan.
* %%* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler:The basic premise.]]
9th May '17 2:52:34 AM Golondrina
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* KillEmAll: To the point where it feels like Kitoh [[strike: is trying]] has managed to out-Tomino [[YoshiyukiTomino Tomino]] himself. The estimated death count at the series conclusion is about [[spoiler:328 trillion human lives. Of course, being that an entire Universe is destroyed each time, it's actually higher if you consider the possibility of life on other planets.]] Which puts the overall death count higher than that in Tomino's notorious ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.

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* KillEmAll: To the point where it feels like Kitoh [[strike: is trying]] has managed to out-Tomino [[YoshiyukiTomino [[Creator/YoshiyukiTomino Tomino]] himself. The estimated death count at the series conclusion is about [[spoiler:328 trillion human lives. Of course, being that an entire Universe is destroyed each time, it's actually higher if you consider the possibility of life on other planets.]] Which puts the overall death count higher than that in Tomino's notorious ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''.
15th Apr '17 7:18:10 PM GGCrono
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-->--from ''Uninstall'', the [[ThematicThemeTune opening theme]]
9th Jan '17 11:33:26 AM ElSquibbonator
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''Bokurano'' (literally, "''Ours''") is an 11-volume manga written by Creator/MohiroKitoh, the creator of the infamous {{Mons}} {{Deconstruction}} ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' (aka ''Shadow Star''), and is essentially about a group of middle-school children who are contracted into a "game" where they pilot a HumongousMecha in order to save their world from destruction. The anime adaptation began airing in the spring season of 2007 and ran for 24 episodes. There is also a five-volume light novel series called ''Bokurano: Alternative'', which, as its title suggests, is an AlternateContinuity take on the manga's storyline that places the characters in somewhat different circumstances.

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''Bokurano'' (literally, "''Ours''") is an 11-volume manga written by Creator/MohiroKitoh, the creator of the infamous {{Mons}} {{Deconstruction}} ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' (aka ''Shadow Star''), and is essentially about a group of middle-school children who are contracted into a "game" where they pilot a HumongousMecha which they call Zearth in order to save their world from destruction. The anime adaptation began airing in the spring season of 2007 and ran for 24 episodes. There is also a five-volume light novel series called ''Bokurano: Alternative'', which, as its title suggests, is an AlternateContinuity take on the manga's storyline that places the characters in somewhat different circumstances.
12th Nov '16 9:20:45 AM ElSquibbonator
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* CoolPlane: The Type 88 Fighter used by the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. [[spoiler: During Kana's battle, Tanaka uses one to destroy the drone fighters of the enemy's world.]]
19th Oct '16 5:31:23 PM spaceace72
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* NoAntagonist: Essentially. There's the Enemy Pilots, but [[spoiler: they're in the ''exact same boat'' as the protagonists]]. There's [[spoiler: Dung Beetle (Koyemshi), but it's implied he's [[CardCarryingVillain just following orders]]]]. There's America, [[spoiler: but aside from plenty of posturing, they never do anything and actually need Japan's help at one point]]. There ''is'' the Masterminds, [[spoiler: nebulous beings who started the game and created Zearth. The manga never talks about them long enough to get to know what they want, but the anime implies they're outright villains.]]
15th Jul '16 2:07:17 PM Willbyr
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* {{Expy}}: A minor character Oda bears strong resemblance to [[NaruTaru another Kitoh's character]] [[AlphaBitch Aki Honda]], though is nowhere as cruel. Also, one of her 'underlings' seems to be just a clone of Hiroka from Aki's GirlPosse.

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* {{Expy}}: A minor character Oda bears strong resemblance to [[NaruTaru [[Manga/NaruTaru another Kitoh's character]] [[AlphaBitch Aki Honda]], though is nowhere as cruel. Also, one of her 'underlings' seems to be just a clone of Hiroka from Aki's GirlPosse.
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