History Manga / CromartieHighSchool

18th Apr '16 10:45:05 PM EBsessed
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Even stranger than the delinquents themselves are the oddball creatures that wander the halls. There's Mechazawa, who is a trashcan-like robot, but neither he nor his friends even seem to realize it; the protagonist hasn't worked up the courage to [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom ask about it directly]]. Cromartie's other students include aliens, gorillas, and some dude who is very obviously [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] [[RuleOfCool on a horse]].

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Even stranger than the delinquents themselves are the oddball creatures that wander the halls. There's Mechazawa, who is a trashcan-like robot, but neither he nor his friends even doesn't seem to realize it; the protagonist hasn't worked up the courage it and his friends don't feel comfortable pointing it out to [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom ask about it directly]].him. Cromartie's other students include aliens, gorillas, and some dude who is very obviously [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] [[RuleOfCool on a horse]].
5th Feb '16 3:37:34 AM kirara19
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A [[WidgetSeries bizarre]] HighSchool comedy Anime and Manga series, set in a school populated by the "worst" [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquents]] in Japan. Also known as ''Sakigake Cromartie Koukou''.

The denizens of Cromartie are all about looking tough, acting tough, rumbles, fights and all that gangster stuff. Mostly, [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything they just talk a good game]], and the action centers on {{seinfeldian conversation}}s, (very) weird stuff happening, and a plot about as coherent and logical as ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' played backwards.

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A [[WidgetSeries bizarre]] HighSchool comedy Anime and Manga series, set in a school populated by the "worst" [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquents]] in Japan. Also known as ''Sakigake ''Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou''.

The denizens of Cromartie are all about looking tough, acting tough, rumbles, fights and all that gangster stuff. Mostly, [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything they just talk a good game]], and the action centers on {{seinfeldian conversation}}s, (very) weird stuff happening, and a plot about as coherent and logical as ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' played backwards.



Even stranger than the delinquents themselves are the oddball creatures that wander the halls. There's Mechazawa, who is a trashcan-like robot, but neither he nor his friends even seem to realize it; the protagonist hasn't worked up the courage to [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom ask about it directly]]. Cromartie's other students include aliens, monkeys, and some dude who is very obviously [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] [[RuleOfCool on a horse]].

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Even stranger than the delinquents themselves are the oddball creatures that wander the halls. There's Mechazawa, who is a trashcan-like robot, but neither he nor his friends even seem to realize it; the protagonist hasn't worked up the courage to [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom ask about it directly]]. Cromartie's other students include aliens, monkeys, gorillas, and some dude who is very obviously [[{{Queen}} [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] [[RuleOfCool on a horse]].



* TheAce: Hideki Takahashi in the manga, with those...things on top of his head. How perfect is he? For starters, [[spoiler:he always carries both his cell phone and TV remote around with him.]]

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* TheAce: Hideki Takahashi in the manga, with those... things on top of his head. How perfect is he? For starters, [[spoiler:he always carries both his cell phone and TV remote around with him.]]



* ArtShift: Whenever one of Kamiyama's old friends show up.

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* ArtShift: Whenever one of Kamiyama's old friends show up.up, they will always be shown more cartoony in design than the rest of the characters. It can also effect the backgrounds.



* AscendedExtra: The manga-ka [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by noting how most characters who were intended to be one-offs ended up becoming more prominent than the so-called protagonist, Kamiyama. Though considering the nature of the series, this was probably completely intentional.

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* AscendedExtra: The manga-ka author [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by noting how most characters who were intended to be one-offs ended up becoming more prominent than the so-called protagonist, Kamiyama. Though considering the nature of the series, this was probably completely intentional.



* [[RedBaron Badass Nickname]]:
** Averting this before the start of the series cost Akira Maeda any presence he could have had in Cromartie. Although Hokuto's Lackey exchanges nicknames with him when he hears about this (Maeda becomes "The Dragon of Razors" and the Lackey becomes "The American Dream"), neither they nor anybody else ever use these nicknames because they still have no presence at all.
** Some one-off characters discuss theirs - "Fireball of Junior No. 2", "Hospitalizer of Junior No. 3", and "Masa (Victory by default)" - during one of the earlier chapters.
* BadassOnPaper: Comically applied when the guys are trying to decide who was the most badass (they don't just duke it out - they never just duke it out). One of the guys has a reputation based entirely on guys being too scared of him to try him out. (Their 'jury' remains out as to whether that was impressive or not by the time the plot moves on).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kamiyama invokes this as part of a lesson he tries to teach his classmates. He threatens the class as the 'experiment' and they freak out because they are surprised that a mild-mannered person like him can be so frightening.

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* [[RedBaron Badass Nickname]]:
** Averting this before the start of the series cost Akira Maeda any presence he could have had in Cromartie. Although Hokuto's Lackey exchanges nicknames with him when he hears about this (Maeda becomes "The Dragon of Razors" and the Lackey becomes "The American Dream"), neither they nor anybody else ever use these nicknames because they still have no presence at all.
** Some one-off characters discuss theirs - "Fireball of Junior No. 2", "Hospitalizer of Junior No. 3", and "Masa (Victory by default)" - during one of the earlier chapters.
* BadassOnPaper: Comically applied when the guys are trying to decide who was the most badass (they don't just duke it out - they never just duke it out). One of the guys has a reputation based entirely on guys being too scared of him to try him out. (Their 'jury' "jury" remains out as to whether that was impressive or not by the time the plot moves on).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kamiyama invokes this as part of a lesson he tries to teach his classmates. He threatens the class as the 'experiment' "experiment" and they freak out because they are surprised that a mild-mannered mild-mannered-looking person like him can be so frightening.



* TheCameo: Episode 25 features Maeda receiving advice on how to be a cat from [[CatGirl Dejiko]] of ''Anime/DiGiCharat''.

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* TheCameo: Episode 25 features Maeda receiving advice on how to be a cat from ''Anime/DiGiCharat''[='=]s [[CatGirl Dejiko]] of ''Anime/DiGiCharat''.Dejiko]].



--> '''Puhiko:''' "Nyu" is good too, nyu~!

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--> '''Puhiko:''' '''Puchiko:''' "Nyu" is good too, nyu~!



* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Hilariously {{averted}}, with an (almost) all-male cast full of extremely unattractive high-schoolers who look ''way'' too old and masculine for their age. [[GenderBender Genderbent]] for the last episode in a manner that is either hilarious or [[NauseaFuel nauseating]].

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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Hilariously {{averted}}, averted, with an (almost) all-male cast full of extremely unattractive high-schoolers who look ''way'' too old and masculine for their age. [[GenderBender Genderbent]] for the last episode in a manner that is either hilarious or [[NauseaFuel nauseating]].nauseating.



* ChromosomeCasting: All male characters.
* ClassTrip: ranging from a bus trip to Nikko, to an attempted flight to Kyushuu, to a bullet train headed for Kyoto. Besides the fact that [[RuleOfFunny it's unusual for a High School to have three class trips, Takenouchi also has to overcome his motion sickness in these areas. Hilarity ensues.]]
* CloudCuckooLand

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* ChromosomeCasting: All male characters.
the characters are men and look like them... except for Maeda's mom, who even looks like her ''own'' son... with a skirt.
* ClassTrip: ranging Ranging from a bus trip to Nikko, to an attempted flight to Kyushuu, to a bullet train headed for Kyoto. Besides the fact that [[RuleOfFunny it's unusual for a High School to have three class trips, Takenouchi also has to overcome his motion sickness in these areas. Hilarity ensues.]]
* %%* CloudCuckooLand



* CompressedAdaptation: Acknowledged by Kamiyama.

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* CompressedAdaptation: Acknowledged by Kamiyama.Kamiyama acknowledges at the very start of the anime that ''it'' is very compressed compared to its original source. At times, even the subtitles will point out that some events happened in the manga, but not in the screen (like the whole reason of why Kamiyama is in Cromartie).



* CreatorCameo
* CutShort: The English release of the manga, due to ADV's collapse.
* {{Delinquents}}
* DontTryThisAtHome: "The guys that appear in this anime are delinquents. Please, do not under any circumstances, imitate anything they do. Don't do it man, I'm serious, it's a ''bad idea!''" (The last line is from in the English version only.)
** This itself is really a joke. Of the few possible things that happen, most of it is harmless.
** That said, the first thing that happens is a delinquent eating one pencil, then several at once. The fact that he then vomits them right back up supports this trope.

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* %%* CreatorCameo
* CutShort: {{Delinquents}}: The English release main premise of the manga, due to ADV's collapse.
* {{Delinquents}}
series concentrates in a high school full of ''delinquents'', while Kamiyama hardly fills into it.
* DontTryThisAtHome: "The guys that appear in this anime are delinquents. Please, do not under any circumstances, imitate anything they do. Don't do it man, I'm serious, it's a ''bad idea!''" (The last line is from in the English version only.)
**
) This itself is really a joke.joke-warning. Of the few possible things that happen, most of it is harmless.
** That said, the The first thing that happens we see in the series is a delinquent eating one pencil, then several at once. The fact that However, he then vomits them right back up supports this trope.up.



* EarWorm: In-Universe. The ''entire premise'' of one episode, in which Hayashida (and later Kamiyama as well) tries to remember where a particular tune he heard Mechazawa hum came from. No one else can remember it either. This culminates in the ''entire school'' standing up and humming it at the end of the episode, for about as long as it's possible to get away with in a ten-minute episode. The song was [[spoiler:Ningen Nante by Yoshida Takuro, who also wrote the show's theme]].
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Mechazawa being a robot.
* ElvisLives: Freddie.

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* EarWorm: In-Universe. The ''entire premise'' of one episode, in which Hayashida (and later Kamiyama as well) tries to remember where a particular tune he heard Mechazawa hum came from. No one else can remember it either. This culminates in the ''entire school'' standing up and humming it at the end of the episode, for about as long as it's possible to get away with in a ten-minute episode. The song was [[spoiler:Ningen Nante [[spoiler:"Ningen Nante" by Yoshida Takuro, who also wrote the show's theme]].
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Everyone suspects that Mechazawa being is something more than just a regular student... but only Kamiyama, Hayashida and Maeda realize that he is a robot.
* ElvisLives: Freddie.Freddie, who may or may not be the legendary Music/{{Queen}}'s vocalist, since it's never explicitly stated.



* {{Expy}}: From the manga, the Manuel High School student named Shimada ("Call me... '''Shimada'''.") is good with computers, and looks like a very young [[SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]], complete with mustache and dark glasses, minus the fat.

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* {{Expy}}: From the manga, the Manuel High School student named Shimada ("Call me... '''Shimada'''.") is good with computers, and looks like a very young [[SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]], complete with mustache and dark glasses, minus the fat.



* GagSeries

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* %%* GagSeries



* HighSchool: Duh.

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* %%* HighSchool: Duh.



** During Takenouchi's unfortunate detour to USA during a school trip, he meets a mafioso who looks exactly like Freddie, named Mr. Mercury. The two have never heard of each other. And in the Manga, when Takenouchi wonders if he's ever been to Japan, Mr. Mercury proclaims that he's never been to Japan and he doesn't even like Japan at all.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: It's always a rock song or album ("[[{{Radiohead}} OK Computer]]", for example).

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** During Takenouchi's unfortunate detour to USA during a school trip, he meets a mafioso who looks exactly like Freddie, named Mr. Mercury. The two have never heard of each other. And in the Manga, manga, when Takenouchi wonders if he's ever been to Japan, Mr. Mercury proclaims that he's never been to Japan and he doesn't even like Japan at all.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: It's always a rock song or album ("[[{{Radiohead}} ("[[Music/{{Radiohead}} OK Computer]]", for example).



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Cromartie's students include robots, aliens, monkeys, and some dude who is very obviously Freddie Mercury, but averts this by not including any combinations of these traits.

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Cromartie's students include robots, aliens, monkeys, gorillas, and some dude who is very obviously Freddie Mercury, but averts this by not including any combinations of these traits.



** Kamiyama is this at the start, but it gets shared between him and others, and he has his strange moments as well.
** Hokuto also is this during his introductory chapters, but quickly is overcome by the sheer insanity of the school.

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** Kamiyama is this mostly one at the start, start of the series, but it gets shared between him and others, and he has his strange moments as well.
** Hokuto also is this during his introductory chapters, but quickly is overcome by the sheer insanity of the school.



* PoseOfSupplication
* QuarterHourShort
* RunningGag: Several

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* %%* PoseOfSupplication
* %%* QuarterHourShort
* RunningGag: SeveralRedBaron:
** Averting this before the start of the series cost Akira Maeda any presence he could have had in Cromartie. Although Hokuto's Lackey exchanges nicknames with him when he hears about this (Maeda becomes "The Dragon of Razors" and the Lackey becomes "The American Dream"), neither they nor anybody else ever use these nicknames because they still have no presence at all.
** Some one-off characters discuss theirs - "Fireball of Junior No. 2", "Hospitalizer of Junior No. 3", and "Masa (Victory by default)" - during one of the earlier chapters.
* RunningGag:



* SeinfeldianConversation

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* %%* SeinfeldianConversation



** Freddie, who's a direct tribute to Freddie Mercury of {{Queen}}. He owns a CoolHorse, Kokuryuu, riffed straight from [[FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh's steed Koku-oh]].
** In the anime, there are at least two to director Hiroaki Sakurai's [[Anime/DiGiCharat other productions]] - in episode 2, Kamiyama temporarily [[ArtShift morphs into a shojo character with sparkling eyes]] during his introspection, and much later on, [[Anime/DiGiCharat Dejiko]] makes an appearance to advice Maeda on his [[CatGirl Cat Boy]] impression.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''"Pootan"''.
* SittingOnTheRoof

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** Freddie, who's a direct tribute to Freddie Mercury of {{Queen}}. Music/{{Queen}}. He owns a CoolHorse, Kokuryuu, riffed straight from [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh's steed steed, Koku-oh]].
** In the anime, there are at least two to director Hiroaki Sakurai's [[Anime/DiGiCharat other productions]] - in episode 2, Kamiyama temporarily [[ArtShift morphs into a shojo character with sparkling eyes]] Piyoko]] during his introspection, and much later on, [[Anime/DiGiCharat Dejiko]] Dejiko makes an appearance to advice Maeda on his [[CatGirl Cat Boy]] impression.
* %%* ShowWithinAShow: ''"Pootan"''.
* %%* SittingOnTheRoof



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike

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* %%* StrangeMindsThinkAlike



** ''[[ShowWithinAShow Pootan]]'', in all its random StylisticSuck, is a parody of the series. Yamaguchi is a TakeThat to people who don't like the series, as they just don't ''get'' it.

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** ''[[ShowWithinAShow Pootan]]'', "''[[ShowWithinAShow Pootan]]''", in all its random StylisticSuck, is a parody of the series. Yamaguchi is a TakeThat to people who don't like the series, as they just don't ''get'' it.



** Subverted in Episode 3: Hmm hmm hm-hm-hmm hmm-hmm hm-hm-hm-hmmm-hm-hm. [[spoiler:It's Ningen Nante by Yoshida Takuro, who also wrote and sang the show's theme]].

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** Subverted in Episode 3: Hmm hmm hm-hm-hmm hmm-hmm hm-hm-hm-hmmm-hm-hm. [[spoiler:It's Ningen Nante "Ningen Nante" by Yoshida Takuro, who also wrote and sang the show's theme]].
6th Jan '16 10:16:10 PM Mikeyfan93
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** Played with in the live-action movie. Kamiyama tries to teach the others about the dangers of smoking (using Mechazawa as a test subject), but they eventually switch over to cigars (due to them seeing Freddy smoking one) and eventually ''bananas'' (same thing but with Gorilla).
27th Dec '15 2:32:13 PM EBsessed
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The series runs in ten-minute episodes. Thirteen volumes of the original manga, and a box set of 26 anime episodes, have been released in America as of this writing, as has the LiveActionAdaptation film (which makes about as much sense as the original material).

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The series runs in ten-minute episodes. Thirteen Twelve volumes of the original manga, and a box set of 26 anime episodes, have been released in America as of this writing, as has the LiveActionAdaptation film (which makes about as much sense as the original material).
16th Oct '15 8:09:10 PM nombretomado
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** In volume 10 of the manga, there was the story arc where Hayashida falls into an open manhole and winds up in an [[PlanetOfTheApes alternate dimension]]. When he gets out after, he casually tells his friends in volume 12, "There were monkeys in the sewers."

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** In volume 10 of the manga, there was the story arc where Hayashida falls into an open manhole and winds up in an [[PlanetOfTheApes [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes alternate dimension]]. When he gets out after, he casually tells his friends in volume 12, "There were monkeys in the sewers."
6th Sep '15 2:14:00 AM Specialist290
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* TheComicallySerious: '''Everyone.'''

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* TheComicallySerious: '''Everyone.'''''' Much of the show's humor comes from the cast's absolutely deadpan reactions to pretty much everything.
4th Sep '15 3:21:06 PM trixus
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**And though shown only in the manga, Maeda is actually good at fighting, dodging and countering Yakuzas before being outnumbered.
30th Aug '15 8:59:58 AM HyperEmerson
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: The folks at Cromartie think Takahashi is [[TheAce a pretty cool guy]], but they're also weirded out at his [[NiceHat antenna tiara]] and wonder if he's not so perfect after all. So, Kamiyama begins asking Takahashi how he'd handle certain frustrating predicaments that could make him look bad no matter what he did. Takahashi succeeds [[ArmorPiercingQuestion in giving a clever answer every time]], but his last one, that he'd have to hold his antenna in a roller coaster instead of putting his hands up (like it wasn't the first time he was riding one) or holding to the handles (which is decidedly unbadass), while reasonable, winds up baffling the students all over again.
17th Jul '15 6:05:53 AM Willbyr
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* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: The Four Great Ones of Cromartie (all ''five'' of them). Subverted by the fact that the only things they do is maintain their fusion of rock and badass by keeping their {{KISS}} makeup on 24/7 (except for one of them, obviously) and talk about trivial things.

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* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: The Four Great Ones of Cromartie (all ''five'' of them). Subverted by the fact that the only things they do is maintain their fusion of rock and badass by keeping their {{KISS}} Music/{{KISS}} makeup on 24/7 (except for one of them, obviously) and talk about trivial things.



* AuthorAvatar: Eiji Nonaka stars in separate, non-related comics (usually titled "[[LoveHina LOVE NONA]]" or otherwise) that deal with his own life and other manga-related stuff.

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* AuthorAvatar: Eiji Nonaka stars in separate, non-related comics (usually titled "[[LoveHina "[[Manga/LoveHina LOVE NONA]]" or otherwise) that deal with his own life and other manga-related stuff.
8th Jun '15 1:26:19 AM kirara19
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* TheCameo: Episode 25 features Maeda receiving advice on how to be a cat from [[CatGirl Dijiko]] of ''Anime/DiGiCharat''.

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* TheCameo: Episode 25 features Maeda receiving advice on how to be a cat from [[CatGirl Dijiko]] Dejiko]] of ''Anime/DiGiCharat''.



--> '''Dijiko:''' Put on a bell, nyo~!

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--> '''Dijiko:''' '''Dejiko:''' Put on a bell, nyo~!



--> '''Dijiko:''' "Nyo" is a gazillion times better than "nya" is, nyo~!

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--> '''Dijiko:''' '''Dejiko:''' "Nyo" is a gazillion times better than "nya" is, nyo~!



--> '''Dijiko:''' I recommend adding "nyo" to the ends of sentences, nyo~!

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--> '''Dijiko:''' '''Dejiko:''' I recommend adding "nyo" to the ends of sentences, nyo~!



* {{Padding}}: Whenever Kamiyama is confronted by authority while riding [[spoiler:motorbike Mechazawa]], there is a montage of moments from the current and previous episodes. The background music is awesome but it still looks like you're waiting for the punchline -- which is odd considering all episodes are around 12 minutes, rounding up and including intro and outro music.
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