History Manga / ChronoCrusade

14th Mar '16 2:17:45 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Chrono Crusade''''' is a {{manga}} started in 1998 by Daisuke Moriyama, which was later adapted into a 2003 {{anime}} by Gonzo. The series was originally known as ''Chrno Crusade'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), but in a recent reissue of the volumes of the manga, the missing "O" was restored to the title [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg and highlighted by a flame on it to make sure that it's noticeable.]] Both the manga and the anime were licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in the US; Section 23, one of the company that came out of the ashes of ADV, had the distribution rights to the anime until late 2010 when Creator/{{Funimation}} acquired the distribution rights. The manga is currently unlicensed and out-of-print since their manga branch has been completely dissolved. (So if you want to read this series and see the copies for sale somewhere, snatch them up.[[note]]Or [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes read a scanlation,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that.]][[/note]]) Section 23 had licensed the broadcast rights to the anime to Creator/MangaEntertainment, who had aired it on [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy's]] now defunct Anime block alongside ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

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'''''Chrono Crusade''''' ''Chrono Crusade'' is a {{manga}} started in 1998 by Daisuke Moriyama, which was later adapted into a 2003 {{anime}} by Gonzo. The series was originally known as ''Chrno Crusade'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), but in a recent reissue of the volumes of the manga, the missing "O" was restored to the title [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg and highlighted by a flame on it to make sure that it's noticeable.]] Both the manga and the anime were licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in the US; Section 23, one of the company that came out of the ashes of ADV, had the distribution rights to the anime until late 2010 when Creator/{{Funimation}} acquired the distribution rights. The manga is currently unlicensed and out-of-print since their manga branch has been completely dissolved. (So if you want to read this series and see the copies for sale somewhere, snatch them up.[[note]]Or [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes read a scanlation,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that.]][[/note]]) Section 23 had licensed the broadcast rights to the anime to Creator/MangaEntertainment, who had aired it on [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy's]] now defunct Anime block alongside ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
14th Dec '15 11:31:22 AM Discar
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->''My name is Chrono. I'm what you humans call a demon.''
-->--'''Chrono''', ''Chrono Crusade''

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->''My ->''"My name is Chrono. I'm what you humans call a demon.''
-->--'''Chrono''', ''Chrono Crusade''
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-->-- '''Chrono'''


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* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Azumaria is a young choir singer. She's sought after by the bad guys because she's an apostle; a human with holy power. In her case it's healing power.
6th Apr '15 7:44:14 PM Retro7
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* ForegoneConclusion: We learn ''very'' early in the story that Rosette is destined to not live long. She doesn't.

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* ForegoneConclusion: We learn ''very'' early in the story that Rosette is destined to not live long. She long due to her lifespan being the thing that powers Chrono's OneWingedAngel form. And indeed, she doesn't.
25th Jan '15 8:34:57 PM ShadowAlex21
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* BerserkButton: Harming Rosette will piss Chrono off.
25th Jan '15 8:31:53 PM ShadowAlex21
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** Shader Gainaxes on her first appearance.
24th Aug '14 11:05:55 AM Bissek
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** For the record, the ''logical'' path would have been to go from NYC, to DC, then to Seventh Bell, Chicago, and San Fransisco.

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** For the record, the ''logical'' path would have been to go from NYC, to DC, then to Seventh Bell, Chicago, and then San Fransisco.Fransisco. There was no stated plot reason why they had to go to DC at all, and the sole reason they went to Chicago is because that's where the train they were on was going (After wrecking the car in DC).
21st Jun '14 2:01:56 PM Soufriere
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** Aion somewhat has this in the manga--he and Chrono have a heart-to-heart chat before their final battle. His motivations are still portrayed as twisted, but at the same time many readers sympathize with his reasons.
** Fiore--In the anime she dies trying to get back to Aion with Joshua. In the manga she's frozen in crystal trying to protect Joshua after defying Aion's orders to kill him.
** Rizelle--Mildly, she laments her unrequited love for Aion as she dies, making her death scene somewhat sympathetic.

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** Aion somewhat has this in the manga--he manga – he and Chrono have a heart-to-heart chat before their final battle. His motivations are still portrayed as twisted, but at the same time many readers sympathize with his reasons.
** Fiore--In Fiore – In the anime she dies trying to get back to Aion with Joshua. In the manga she's frozen in crystal trying to protect Joshua after defying Aion's orders to kill him.
** Rizelle--Mildly, Rizelle – Mildly, she laments her unrequited love for Aion as she dies, making her death scene somewhat sympathetic.



** Manga: [[spoiler: Because last I checked there was no ring orbiting our planet and New York City had not been wiped out by a freak tsunami in 1924 by an enormous flying fish city-thing.]]
** Anime: [[spoiler: I'm pretty sure San Francisco wasn't destroyed by anything in 1929, nor was there mass-rioting across the United States.]]

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** Manga: [[spoiler: Because [[spoiler:Because last I checked there was no ring orbiting our planet and New York City had not been wiped out by a freak tsunami in 1924 by an enormous flying fish city-thing.]]
** Anime: [[spoiler: I'm [[spoiler:I'm pretty sure San Francisco wasn't destroyed by anything in 1929, nor was there mass-rioting across the United States.]]



* AnimeCatholicism / ChristianityIsCatholic

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* AnimeCatholicism / ChristianityIsCatholicAnimeCatholicism[=/=]ChristianityIsCatholic: The liner notes for the anime state that, although it's technically interfaith, the Order of Magdalene is at its core a ''Protestant'' Order, which is absolutely silly if you know anything about how Protestant churches tend to operate.



** "Mary Magdalene"--so important that the words are in ''the logo of the series''.

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** "Mary Magdalene"--so Magdalene" – so important that the words are in ''the logo of the series''.



* BackStory: Almost all of the characters have them, and many of them connect to other character's pasts--particularly Aion and Chrono.

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* BackStory: Almost all of the characters have them, and many of them connect to other character's pasts--particularly pasts – particularly Aion and Chrono.



** Besides the fact that Chrono's a demon, you ''could'' explain the plot similarly to this trope-- demon meets girl, [[spoiler: demon loses first girl, meets another girl]], demon slowly kills girl and falls in love with girl at the same time.

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** Besides the fact that Chrono's a demon, you ''could'' explain the plot similarly to this trope-- trope – demon meets girl, [[spoiler: demon [[spoiler:demon loses first girl, meets another girl]], girl,]] demon slowly kills girl and but falls in love with girl at the same time.



* CompleteImmortality: The demons age very slowly (if at all after they mature), and have regenerative powers to boot--as long as they have their horns or another source of astral energy, anyway.

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* CompleteImmortality: The demons age very slowly (if at all after they mature), and have regenerative powers to boot--as boot – as long as they have their horns or another source of astral energy, anyway.



* DevilButNoGod: In the manga, the demons are [[spoiler:actually aliens]] and there doesn't seem to be any proof that God really exists. In the anime, Aion accuses Him of being uncaring and "sleeping". Then again, Rosette and the others fighting against Aion and others evil suggest otherwise.

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* DevilButNoGod: In the manga, the demons are [[spoiler:actually aliens]] and there doesn't seem to be any proof that God really exists. In the anime, Aion accuses Him of being uncaring and "sleeping". Then again, Rosette and the others fighting against Aion and others evil suggest otherwise.



** The anime's final episode also ends with one: [[spoiler: Father Remington in the Vatican on May 13, 1981, 52 years after the "end" of the series, where Aion appears and apparently is behind the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.]]

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** The anime's final episode also ends with one: [[spoiler: Father [[spoiler:Father Remington in the Vatican on May 13, 1981, 52 years after the "end" of the series, where Aion appears and apparently is behind the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.]]



* DueToTheDead: Considering how much the series deals with themes of death, how the bodies of the dead are treated comes up quite often in the series. (Not to mention in FanFic.)

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* DueToTheDead: Considering how much the series deals with themes of death, how the bodies of the dead are treated comes up quite often in the series. (Not to mention in FanFic.)FanFic)



* {{Fanservice}}: Shower scenes, clothing damage, and quite a few promotional drawings of Rosette in a skimpy outfit. An interview somewhere states that there would've been more fanservice, but the mangaka's family was reading the manga so he decided against it. He seems to have made up for it [[WorldEmbryo in his latest series]].

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* {{Fanservice}}: Shower scenes, clothing damage, and quite a few promotional drawings of Rosette in a skimpy outfit. An interview somewhere states that there would've been more fanservice, but the mangaka's family was reading the manga so he decided against it. He seems to have made up for it [[WorldEmbryo [[Manga/WorldEmbryo in his latest series]].



* FirstLawOfTragicomedies: Both versions of the story start off fairly lighthearted, but get DarkerAndEdgier as the series goes on. This is ''particularly'' true of the anime.

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* FirstLawOfTragicomedies: Both versions of the story start off fairly lighthearted, but get DarkerAndEdgier as the series goes on. This is ''particularly'' ''especially'' true of the anime.anime.
* ForegoneConclusion: We learn ''very'' early in the story that Rosette is destined to not live long. She doesn't.



* GratuitousEnglish: The title. And in the anime, "South Brooklym", "Joan Paul" and a doozy from the preview:

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* GratuitousEnglish: The title. title, originally.
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And in the anime, "South Brooklym", "Joan Paul" and a doozy from the preview:



** In the japanese vol.1 Rosette says "Dam!" probably a misspelling of damn.

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** In the japanese Japanese vol.1 Rosette says "Dam!" "Dam!"… probably a misspelling of damn."damn".



* HappyPlace: Rosette has a lake near the Order that she takes Azmaria when she's having a bad moment; other characters mention that she goes there often. [[spoiler: It's destroyed near the end of the first volume, possibly the first sign that the cast is heading into danger.]]

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* HappyPlace: Rosette has a lake near the Order that she takes Azmaria when she's having a bad moment; other characters mention that she goes there often. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's destroyed near the end of the first volume, possibly the first sign that the cast is heading into danger.]]



* KnightOfCerebus: The first six episodes of the anime relatively light hearted. Then [[BigBad Aion]] comes along...

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* KnightOfCerebus: The first six episodes of the anime relatively light hearted.lighthearted. Then [[BigBad Aion]] comes along...



* RedOniBlueOni: Inverted -- Rosette is hotblooded, but wears blue. Chrono is the calm voice of reason, but wears red.
** Played straighter with Chrono and Aion. Chrono is emotional, bad with demonic technology and cares about people over everything else. Aion is coldly logical, shown playing chess, and sacrifices people he cares about for the success of his plan. However, the anime version switches the roles for them—a scene in a flashback shows Chrono silhouetted in blue, and Aion in red.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Inverted -- – Rosette is hotblooded, but wears blue. Chrono is the calm voice of reason, but wears red.
** Played straighter with Chrono and Aion. Chrono is emotional, bad with demonic technology and cares about people over everything else. Aion is coldly logical, shown playing chess, and sacrifices people he cares about for the success of his plan. However, the anime version switches the roles for them—a them — a scene in a flashback shows Chrono silhouetted in blue, and Aion in red.



* TheRoaringTwenties

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* TheRoaringTwentiesTheRoaringTwenties: Takes place during this period. Hammered home further in the anime, which ends right as the stock market crashes.



** Anime--Shader does this to Chrono in a flashback.

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** Anime--Shader Anime – Shader does this to Chrono in a flashback.



** Also shows up constantly in romantic moments, dramatic moments, angry moments...pretty much every moment you can think of.

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** Also shows up constantly in romantic moments, dramatic moments, angry moments... pretty much every moment you can think of.



** The manga also has a shout-out to {{Anime/Pokemon}} (and other mon shows) when Rosette briefly tries to order a confused Chrono around similarly to how trainers command their monsters.

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** The manga also has a shout-out to {{Anime/Pokemon}} ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (and other mon shows) when Rosette briefly tries to order a confused Chrono around similarly to how trainers command their monsters.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Chrono Crusade is interesting, since there's conflict between these both in the story and OUTSIDE of it. In the story, Rosette tends to represent a very idealistic way of thinking, which contrasts with Aion's very, very cynical beliefs. Break outside the fourth wall, and the conflict exists in the two different versions of the story: the manga tends to show Rosette as often (but not always) in the right, and ends on a fairy idealistic note. The anime, on the other hand, gets DarkerAndEdgier towards the end, and comes across as being much more cynical (including a final shot with a monologue lamenting [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil that humans continue in their evil ways, which invites trouble]].

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Chrono Crusade is interesting, since there's conflict between these both in the story and OUTSIDE of it. In the story, Rosette tends to represent a very idealistic way of thinking, which contrasts with Aion's very, very cynical beliefs. Break outside the fourth wall, and the conflict exists in the two different versions of the story: the story – The manga tends to show Rosette as often (but not always) in the right, and ends on a fairy idealistic note. The anime, on the other hand, gets DarkerAndEdgier towards the end, and comes across as being much more cynical (including a final shot with a monologue lamenting [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil that humans continue in their evil ways, which invites trouble]].



* SurrogateSoliloquy: The ending of both the manga and anime have a character talking to[[spoiler:Rosette's grave]].

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* SurrogateSoliloquy: The ending of both the manga and anime have a character talking to[[spoiler:Rosette's to [[spoiler:Rosette's grave]].



* ThereAreNoTherapists: The sinners in general could use some good group therapy, not to mention all of the orphans. But are there therapists? No--a few good talks with the local priest, but no therapy sessions. Possibly {{justified|Trope}}, considering the time period.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: The sinners Sinners in general could use some good group therapy, not to mention all of the orphans. But are there therapists? No--a No – a few good talks with the local priest, but no therapy sessions. Possibly {{justified|Trope}}, considering the time period.



** Also, the original Japanese version had Satella shout "laden!" when summoning her jewels. The manga version kept this, but Tiffany Grant (the voice actress of Satella, who is well known for playing [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion another fiesty, readheaded German]]) thought while working on the dub that "laden" is actually the word for a ''jury'' summons. In an attempt to fix the mistake, Satella shouts "commen sie!" or "come here!" in the dub, instead. Which is funny because "laden" means "to load" in German, and that's precisely what Satella does with her jewels...

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** Also, the original Japanese version manga had Satella shout "laden!" when summoning her jewels. The manga version Japanese dub of the anime kept this, but Tiffany Grant (the (Satella's voice actress of Satella, actress, who is well known for playing [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion another fiesty, readheaded German]]) thought while working on the dub series that "laden" is actually the word for a ''jury'' summons. In an attempt to fix the mistake, Satella shouts "commen sie!" or "come here!" in the dub, instead. Which is funny because "laden" means "to load" in German, and that's precisely what Satella does with her jewels...



* VivaLasVegas: Early in the series, Chrono and Rosette are sent on a mission to save Azmaria from her casino-owning foster father in Las Vegas. Along the way, Rosette gets in trouble because she can't resist gambling in a casino. This is actually a case of NewerThanTheyThink / artistic license, since Las Vegas didn't become the gambling town it's known as until several decades later.
** It's also a rather long way away from the Order's base in NYC, which makes the anime's decision to move the casino to Atlantic City, New Jersey understandable.
* WhamEpisode: The battle at the carnival. (Episode 19 in the anime, about midway through the 5th volume of the manga.)
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Both the anime and manga bring up this question in reference to Rosette and Chrono's contract--Chrono himself even questions if there wasn't another way they could have done it in the manga.

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* VivaLasVegas: Early in the series, Chrono and Rosette are sent on a mission to save Azmaria from her casino-owning foster father in Las Vegas. Along the way, Rosette gets in trouble because she can't resist gambling in a casino. This is actually a case of NewerThanTheyThink / artistic license, and CriticalResearchFailure, since Las Vegas didn't become the gambling town mecca it's known as until several decades later.
after World War II.
** It's also a rather long way away (read: over 2500 miles) from the Order's base in NYC, New York, which makes the anime's decision to move the casino to Atlantic City, New Jersey – which ''was'' a gambling hotspot at the time – understandable.
* WhamEpisode: The battle at the carnival. (Episode carnival – Episode 19 in the anime, about midway through the 5th volume of the manga.)
manga.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Both the anime and manga bring up this question in reference to Rosette and Chrono's contract--Chrono contract – Chrono himself even questions if there wasn't another way they could have done it in the manga.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: Briefly mentioned at some points--in fact, [[AllThereInTheManual extras made for the anime]] discuss how the war affected the time period of the setting.

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: Briefly mentioned at some points--in points – in fact, [[AllThereInTheManual extras made for the anime]] discuss how the war affected the time period of the setting.



* AfterlifeExpress: Transports souls to the afterlife. [[spoiler:Rosette]] takes a ride on it[[spoiler:when her contract with Chrono weakens her soul]], but decides to jump off and revive before the end of the trip.

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* AfterlifeExpress: Transports souls to the afterlife. [[spoiler:Rosette]] takes a ride on it[[spoiler:when it [[spoiler:when her contract with Chrono weakens her soul]], but decides to jump off and revive before the end of the trip.



* ArtShift: in vol.1 there are some American [[WrittenSoundEffect Sound Effects]] and Rosette often mixes in english words in the japanese version. But her use of english words is seen less often in the later volumes and American sound effects never seen again after the 1st volume.

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* ArtShift: in vol.1 there are some American English [[WrittenSoundEffect Sound Effects]] and Rosette often mixes in english English words in the japanese Japanese version. But her use of english English words is seen less often in the later volumes and American English sound effects never seen again after the 1st volume.



* ArtisticLicenseGeography / NoSenseOfDirection: The party's journey from NYC to San Fransisco takes them from New York to the Seventh Bell Orphanage (In Michigan), to Washington DC, to Chicago, and from there to San Fransisco. This route is about 1500 miles longer than it needs to be (Especially given how important this mission is to Rosette), even with the absence of interstate highways (Which wouldn't exist for roughly another 30 years). Either Moriyama didn't know better, or Rosette is totally incapable of cross-country navigation.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography / NoSenseOfDirection: ArtisticLicenseGeography[=/=]NoSenseOfDirection: The party's journey from NYC to San Fransisco takes them from New York to the Seventh Bell Orphanage (In Michigan), to Washington DC, to Chicago, and from there to San Fransisco. This route is about 1500 miles longer than it needs to be (Especially be, especially given how important this mission is to Rosette), even with Rosette. Particularly {{egregious}} given the absence of interstate highways (Which highways, which wouldn't exist for roughly another 30 years). years. Either Moriyama didn't know better, or Rosette is totally incapable of cross-country navigation.navigation.
** For the record, the ''logical'' path would have been to go from NYC, to DC, then to Seventh Bell, Chicago, and San Fransisco.



* BerserkerTears: Happens occasionally--for example, this is Joshua's reaction when he finds out about Chrono and Rosette's contract.

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* BerserkerTears: Happens occasionally--for occasionally – for example, this is Joshua's reaction when he finds out about Chrono and Rosette's contract.



* BizarreAlienBiology: Demon biology is very different from human. They're composed of "legion" cells which have integrated magic (astral) power into their metabolism, giving them incredible regenerative ability and effective immortality. They're so resilient that even if they take a wound so horrible they ''can't'' regenerate from it no matter how much astral they draw on, they can still take grafts and prosthetic limbs very well. Their horns are basically collection organs for ambient astral energy [[spoiler: and antennae for connecting to the Pandaemonium hive mind]]. Also, [[spoiler:in the manga the demons are literally aliens, hive workers in service to a queen/mothership]].

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Demon biology is very different from human. They're composed of "legion" cells which have integrated magic (astral) power into their metabolism, giving them incredible regenerative ability and effective immortality. They're so resilient that even if they take a wound so horrible they ''can't'' regenerate from it no matter how much astral they draw on, they can still take grafts and prosthetic limbs very well. Their horns are basically collection organs for ambient astral energy [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and antennae for connecting to the Pandaemonium hive mind]]. Also, [[spoiler:in the manga the demons are literally aliens, hive workers in service to a queen/mothership]].



* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:Technically it has two – one]] in the early 1930's showing Azmaria and Joshua becoming full members of the Order. [[spoiler:And another in 1998, when Satella finally emerges from her stasis and learns that Azmaria had died of old age just a couple years earlier, but not before recording a video explaining what happened to everyone else.]]



* EyeAwaken: Chrono and Rosette defeat a demon by the skin of their teeth. As soon as they begin to relax, the demon jumps out of the rubble--and is promptly finished off by backup arriving just in time.

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* EyeAwaken: Chrono and Rosette defeat a demon by the skin of their teeth. As soon as they begin to relax, the demon jumps out of the rubble--and rubble – and is promptly finished off by backup arriving just in time.



** And yet it's ''considerably'' more upbeat than the anime's infamous DownerEnding.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: When Aion fights Duke Daffau, he purposefully loses the battle, before [[spoiler:revealing his plan to weaken the demons that still have horns, and that his sword has a device built into it to enhance his own powers]].

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: When Aion fights Duke Daffau, he purposefully purposely loses the battle, before [[spoiler:revealing his plan to weaken the demons that still have horns, and that his sword has a device built into it to enhance his own powers]].



* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Parodied in the first chapter. Instead of asking for five minutes, Chrono asks Rosette to sleep for ''ten hours''. Of course, Rosette doesn't agree to it.

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* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Parodied in the first chapter. Instead of asking for five minutes, Chrono asks Rosette to if he can sleep for ''ten hours''. Of course, Rosette doesn't agree to it.



* OurHeroIsDead: [[spoiler:Rosette actually ''does'' die, but is later revived]].

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* OurHeroIsDead: [[spoiler:Rosette actually ''does'' die, but is later revived]].revived.]]



* PowerIncontinence: [[How Aion created the corrupted legion; by feeding them more power than they can handle.]]

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* PowerIncontinence: [[How How Aion created the corrupted legion; legion – by feeding them more power than they can handle.]] handle.



* ShowerOfAwkward: Rosette chases the Elder out of the shower...naked. Chrono, of course, is standing right outside, and gets to see Rosette in her full glory. He then gets blamed for the incident and is [[RunningGag punched by Rosette]].

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* ShowerOfAwkward: Rosette chases the Elder out of the shower... naked. Chrono, of course, is standing right outside, and gets to see Rosette in her full glory. He then gets blamed for the incident and is [[RunningGag punched by Rosette]].



* UnstoppableRage: Chrono [[spoiler:Volume 5]]. A main part of his character development is him learning to control [[FatalFlaw his rage]].

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* UnstoppableRage: Chrono [[spoiler:Volume 5]].Chrono, in Volume 5. A main part of his character development is him learning to control [[FatalFlaw his rage]].



* YourFavorite: A variation--Fiore cooks someone [[spoiler:her sister's]] favorite food, because one reminds her of the other.

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* YourFavorite: A variation--Fiore variation – Fiore cooks someone [[spoiler:her sister's]] favorite food, because one reminds her of the other.



* AccentAdaptation: A strange one in the dub--a generic police chief was given an Irish accent to match the stereotype of police men in the time period. The dub also gives Satella and [[spoiler:Florette]] German accents (something that she's noted to have in the manga, but was cut out of the Japanese anime track).

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* AccentAdaptation: A strange one in the dub--a dub – a generic police chief was given an Irish accent to match the stereotype of police men in the time period. The dub also gives Satella and [[spoiler:Florette]] German accents (something that she's noted to have in the manga, but was cut out of the Japanese anime track).



* {{Bittersweet Ending}}/DownerEnding: Depending on the details of the final scene and your own interpretation. Either way, some of the final scenes are well-known {{Tear Jerker}}s.

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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}/DownerEnding: BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: Depending on the details of the final scene and your own interpretation. Either way, some of the final scenes are well-known {{Tear Jerker}}s.



* IntertwinedFingers: In the last episode, Chrono and Rosette clasp their hands together in this way [[spoiler:as they both die in each other's arms]]. This is a '''very''' iconic image for the series--chances are you've seen a clip of this if you've ever watched a Chrono Crusade AnimeMusicVideo.
* IntimateHealing: Chrono comes down with some sort of demon fever, and Rosette is told by a fortune teller that a folk remedy for fevers is...a kiss. She tries it, and it works.
* KillEmAll

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* IntertwinedFingers: In the last episode, Chrono and Rosette clasp their hands together in this way [[spoiler:as they both die in each other's arms]]. This is a '''very''' iconic image for the series--chances series – chances are you've seen a clip of this if you've ever watched a Chrono Crusade AnimeMusicVideo.
[[AnimeMusicVideo AMV]].
* IntimateHealing: Chrono comes down with some sort of demon fever, and Rosette is told by a fortune teller that a folk remedy for fevers is... a kiss. She tries it, and it works.
* KillEmAllKillEmAll: The only main characters to survive the last episode are [[spoiler:Azmaria, Joshua (sort of), Sister Kate, and Remington.]]



* OvertookTheManga
* PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath:[[spoiler:Chrono and Rosette]] die as the sun sets.
* PlotInducedStupidity [[spoiler:Great job, Chrono, you got your horns back. Now you can...wait, why are you using them as a throwing weapon?]]
* PresentDayPast: The story takes place in the 20s but Newspaper articles often have modern headlines.

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* OvertookTheManga
OvertookTheManga: The manga and anime actually ended within weeks of each other. This still applies, however, because Moriyama either apparently gave no indication how the climax was going to go… or Gonzo didn't care and just made their own ending up.
* PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath:[[spoiler:Chrono PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath: [[spoiler:Chrono and Rosette]] die as the sun sets.
* PlotInducedStupidity [[spoiler:Great job, Chrono, you got your horns back. Now you can... wait, why are you using them as a throwing weapon?]]
* PresentDayPast: The story takes place in the 20s 20's but Newspaper articles often have modern headlines.



* TogetherInDeath:[[spoiler:Chrono and Rosette]] are buried together in a grave with a single headstone.

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* TogetherInDeath:[[spoiler:Chrono TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Chrono and Rosette]] are buried together in a grave with a single headstone.



* VoiceOfTheLegion: When Chrono's transforming in the anime, his voice echoes--particularly in the second episode when he thinks Rosette's been killed and tries to break through the seal on his own.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Both played straight and averted. The "played straight" part is that Azmaria [[spoiler:is the only main character to survive the end of the series without extreme mental damage...]]. Averted, in that a some young children are killed because of their powers (although they're minor enough to not even have names).

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* VoiceOfTheLegion: When Chrono's transforming in the anime, his voice echoes--particularly echoes – particularly in the second episode when he thinks Rosette's been killed and tries to break through the seal on his own.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Both played straight and averted. The "played straight" part is that Azmaria [[spoiler:is the only main character to survive the end of the series without extreme mental damage...]]. Averted, in that a some young children are killed because of their powers (although they're minor enough to not even have names).
19th Jun '14 3:58:37 PM 102372
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'''''Chrono Crusade''''' is a {{manga}} started in 1998 by Daisuke Moriyama, which was later adapted into a 2003 {{anime}} by Gonzo. The series was originally known as ''Chrno Crusade'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), but in a recent reissue of the volumes of the manga, the missing "O" was restored to the title [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg and highlighted by a flame on it to make sure that it's noticeable.]] Both the manga and the anime were licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in the US; Section 23, one of the company that came out of the ashes of ADV, had the distribution rights to the anime until late 2010 when FUNimation acquired the distribution rights. The manga is currently unlicensed and out-of-print since their manga branch has been completely dissolved. (So if you want to read this series and see the copies for sale somewhere, snatch them up. Or [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes read a scanlation,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that.]]) Section 23 had licensed the broadcast rights to the anime to MangaEntertainment, who had aired it on SyFy's now defunct Anime block alongside ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

The storyline takes place in America during the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920]]s and follows Rosette Christopher, a "[[ChurchMilitant gun-toting nun]]" and exorcist who works for the Magadalan Order, and her assistant, Chrono, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld a cute, chipper boy]] who is really a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] himself. Together, the pair aims to stop demons that would harm innocent people while searching for Rosette's missing brother, Joshua, who was kidnapped by Aion, a demon with ties to Chrono's past. Along the way they pick up MysteriousWaif Azmaria and CoolBigSis Satella, and slowly begin to unravel the mysteries behind the powers of the children known as Apostles, and the plans Aion have for Joshua.

Has nothing to do with the Square games ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''. Not even if the original Japanese logo with overlapping "Cs" bears a striking resemblance to the aforementioned games', and if ''Crusade'' sounds like the next in the series after ''Trigger'', ''Cross'' and ''Break''.

It should be noted that the manga and anime for ''Chrono Crusade'' differ on some things - particularly the ending, which drastically changes depending on which version of the story you're seeing. Because of this, this page is divided into three sections: tropes that are universal for the series, and tropes that only fit the manga or anime.


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'''''Chrono Crusade''''' is a {{manga}} started in 1998 by Daisuke Moriyama, which was later adapted into a 2003 {{anime}} by Gonzo. The series was originally known as ''Chrno Crusade'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), but in a recent reissue of the volumes of the manga, the missing "O" was restored to the title [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg and highlighted by a flame on it to make sure that it's noticeable.]] Both the manga and the anime were licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in the US; Section 23, one of the company that came out of the ashes of ADV, had the distribution rights to the anime until late 2010 when FUNimation Creator/{{Funimation}} acquired the distribution rights. The manga is currently unlicensed and out-of-print since their manga branch has been completely dissolved. (So if you want to read this series and see the copies for sale somewhere, snatch them up. Or [[note]]Or [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes read a scanlation,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that.]]) ]][[/note]]) Section 23 had licensed the broadcast rights to the anime to MangaEntertainment, Creator/MangaEntertainment, who had aired it on SyFy's [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy's]] now defunct Anime block alongside ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

The storyline story takes place in America during the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920]]s 1920s]] and follows Rosette Christopher, a "[[ChurchMilitant gun-toting nun]]" and exorcist who works for the Magadalan Order, and her assistant, Chrono, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld a cute, chipper boy]] who is really a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] himself. Together, the pair aims to stop demons that would harm innocent people while searching for Rosette's missing brother, Joshua, who was kidnapped by Aion, a demon with ties to Chrono's past. Along the way they pick up MysteriousWaif Azmaria and CoolBigSis Satella, and slowly begin to unravel the mysteries behind the powers of the children known as Apostles, and the plans Aion have for Joshua.

Has nothing to do with the Square games ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''. Not even if the original Japanese logo with overlapping "Cs" "C"s bears a striking resemblance to the aforementioned games', and if ''Crusade'' sounds like the next in the series after ''Trigger'', ''Cross'' ''Cross'', and ''Break''.

It should be noted that the manga and anime for ''Chrono Crusade'' differ on some things - particularly things--particularly the ending, which drastically changes depending on which version of the story you're seeing. Because of this, this page is divided into three sections: tropes that are universal for the series, and tropes that only fit the manga or anime.

18th Apr '14 3:27:52 AM LongLiveHumour
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* WorldWarOne: Briefly mentioned at some points--in fact, [[AllThereInTheManual extras made for the anime]] discuss how the war affected the time period of the setting.

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* WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: Briefly mentioned at some points--in fact, [[AllThereInTheManual extras made for the anime]] discuss how the war affected the time period of the setting.
6th Feb '14 4:08:33 PM FudgemintGuardian
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'''''Chrono Crusade''''' is a {{manga}} started in 1998 by Daisuke Moriyama, which was later adapted into a 2003 {{anime}} by Gonzo. The series was originally known as ''Chrno Crusade'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), but in a recent reissue of the volumes of the manga, the missing "O" was restored to the title [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg and highlighted by a flame on it to make sure that it's noticeable.]] Both the manga and the anime were licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in the US; Section 23, one of the company that came out of the ashes of ADV, had the distribution rights to the anime until late 2010 when FUNimation acquired the distribution rights. The manga is currently unlicensed and out-of-print since their manga branch has been completely dissolved. (So if you want to read this series and see the copies for sale somewhere, snatch them up. Or [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes read a scanlation,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that.]]) Section 23 has licensed the broadcast rights to the anime to MangaEntertainment, who is currently airing it on SyFy's Tuesday night Anime block alongside ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

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'''''Chrono Crusade''''' is a {{manga}} started in 1998 by Daisuke Moriyama, which was later adapted into a 2003 {{anime}} by Gonzo. The series was originally known as ''Chrno Crusade'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), but in a recent reissue of the volumes of the manga, the missing "O" was restored to the title [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg and highlighted by a flame on it to make sure that it's noticeable.]] Both the manga and the anime were licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in the US; Section 23, one of the company that came out of the ashes of ADV, had the distribution rights to the anime until late 2010 when FUNimation acquired the distribution rights. The manga is currently unlicensed and out-of-print since their manga branch has been completely dissolved. (So if you want to read this series and see the copies for sale somewhere, snatch them up. Or [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes read a scanlation,]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that.]]) Section 23 has had licensed the broadcast rights to the anime to MangaEntertainment, who is currently airing had aired it on SyFy's Tuesday night now defunct Anime block alongside ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
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