History Manga / DanceInTheVampireBund

31st May '17 1:12:17 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* '''The Memories of Sledgehammer''': A three-volume story that takes place after the end of the first series and focuses on Akira's friend and fellow werewolf Seiji Hama, who finds himself trying to stop an assassination attempt while dealing with figures from his past.

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* '''The Memories of Sledgehammer''': A three-volume story that takes place after the end of the first series and focuses on Akira's friend and fellow werewolf friend, the beastman Seiji Hama, who finds himself trying to stop an assassination attempt while dealing with figures from his past.
31st May '17 1:11:04 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* ButNotTooForeign: This series loves this trope. Akira Kaburagi Regendorf, son of Wolfgang Regendorf, is half-German and half-Japanese. Yuuhi, his little brother is the same. Inspector Seiji Hama is half-Navajo and half-Japanese. Apparently, [[spoiler:Gotoh and her twin]] are half-Japanese, as well. The [[spoiler:Akira Fujisaki]] is half-Brazilian and half-Japanese.

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* ButNotTooForeign: This series loves this trope. Akira Kaburagi Regendorf, son of Wolfgang Regendorf, is half-German and half-Japanese. Yuuhi, his little brother is the same. Inspector Seiji Hama is half-Navajo and half-Japanese.a sixth Japanese. Apparently, [[spoiler:Gotoh and her twin]] are half-Japanese, as well. The [[spoiler:Akira Fujisaki]] is half-Brazilian and half-Japanese.
30th May '17 11:25:47 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** Wolfgang and his wife also qualify, as do [[spoiler:Gotoh and Hama]] and Akira Fujisaki and [[spoiler:Ruli]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Yuki has this view, which is most likely how she deals with her present situation. The best insight into her attitude and feelings is given in chapter sixty-one, where it becomes apparent that her "beloved" is [[both Akira and Mina]], for somewhat different reasons.

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** Wolfgang and his wife also qualify, as do [[spoiler:Gotoh and Hama]] and Akira [[spoiler:Akira Fujisaki and [[spoiler:Ruli]].
Ruli]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Yuki has this view, which is most likely how she deals with her present situation. The best insight into her attitude and feelings is given in chapter sixty-one, where it becomes apparent that her "beloved" is [[both [[spoiler:both Akira and Mina]], for somewhat different reasons.
30th May '17 11:20:53 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* ButNotTooForeign: This series loves this trope. Akira Kaburagi Regendorf, son of Wolfgang Regendorf, is half-German and half-Japanese. Yuuhi, his little brother is the same. Inspector Seiji Hama is half-Navajo and half-Japanese. Apparently, [[spoiler:Gotoh and her twin]] are half-Japanese, as well. The [[spoiler:vampire Akira]] is half-Brazilian and half-Japanese.

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* ButNotTooForeign: This series loves this trope. Akira Kaburagi Regendorf, son of Wolfgang Regendorf, is half-German and half-Japanese. Yuuhi, his little brother is the same. Inspector Seiji Hama is half-Navajo and half-Japanese. Apparently, [[spoiler:Gotoh and her twin]] are half-Japanese, as well. The [[spoiler:vampire Akira]] [[spoiler:Akira Fujisaki]] is half-Brazilian and half-Japanese.


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** In the manga, it is noted that vampires and werewolves are ''not'' native to Japan, thereby rendering this trope irrelevant.
30th May '17 11:17:25 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** In "Dive Into the Vampire Bund," Akira Fujisaki [[spoiler:gives the only chance to return to humanity]] to, his love interest, Ruli.



** Wolfgang and his wife also qualify, as do [[spoiler:Gotoh and Hama]].

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** Wolfgang and his wife also qualify, as do [[spoiler:Gotoh and Hama]].Hama]] and Akira Fujisaki and [[spoiler:Ruli]].
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* PrincessesRule: Mina is usually referred to as princess but holds the position of queen, her actual title is never confirmed.

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* PrincessesRule: Mina is usually referred to addressed as princess but holds the position of queen, her actual title is never confirmed.queen.
30th May '17 9:43:25 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* PrincessRule: Mina is usually referred to as princess but holds the position of queen, her actual title is never confirmed.

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* PrincessRule: PrincessesRule: Mina is usually referred to as princess but holds the position of queen, her actual title is never confirmed.
30th May '17 8:38:50 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: The official public face of the Bund at large. Closer inspection, however, subverts this by showing that majority of the Bund's populace seem to be, if not "evil," then at least huge jerks. Also played straight in that there ''are'' several (Vera, Nanami, the Fangless) who really are harmless, or at least would be if left to their own devices. Mina herself, despite numerous PetTheDog moments, is too ruthless[=/=]manipulative to qualify, unless you take the other three (surviving) clan heads as benchmarks.

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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: The official public face of the Bund at large. Closer inspection, however, subverts this by showing that majority of the Bund's populace seem to be, if not "evil," then at least huge jerks. Also played straight in that there ''are'' several (Vera, Nanami, the Fangless) who really are harmless, or at least would be if left to their own devices. Mina herself, despite numerous PetTheDog moments, is too ruthless[=/=]manipulative to qualify, unless you take the other three (surviving) clan heads can be considered as benchmarks.such, if not for her sometimes [[IDidWhatIHadToDo ruthless tactics]].



** This is also part of how [[spoiler:Rozenmann]]'s plot fell to pieces. As well as the [[BigBad antagonists]] of the side stories and sequel.



** [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Inverted]] with the beta couple.

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** [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Inverted]] with the beta couple.BetaCouple.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Mina takes this position based on the very hard decisions she has to take as leader of the Vampires in the Bund. For example, after [[spoiler:blackmailing a politician with a threat of infecting his five-year-old grandson if he doesn't go away. She actually does have him bitten, but he is cured before he permanently becomes a vampire]].

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Mina takes this position based on the very hard decisions she has to take as leader of the Vampires in the Bund. For example, after [[spoiler:blackmailing a politician with a threat of infecting his five-year-old grandson if he doesn't go away. She actually does have him bitten, but he is cured before he permanently becomes a vampire]]. Most situations where she has to act as a MagnificentBastard are of this sort, and this is even lampshaded at one point.



* IHateYouVampireDad: Subverted. When [[spoiler:Nanami]] is turned, she goes on a rampage, calling herself a monster. Mina and the others assume the cause is this trope, but [[spoiler:Nanami explains that being a vampire is not the problem, what she hates herself for is the realization she had been sexually attracted to her twelve or thirteen-year-old neighbor all along, even when she was still human, vampire emotions being much more potent than human ones, and thus far harder to ignore. She comes around when Yuzuru returns her love, and everyone makes it clear they accept their love as real and valid.]]

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* IHateYouVampireDad: Subverted. When [[spoiler:Nanami]] is turned, she goes on a rampage, calling herself a monster. Mina and the others assume the cause is this trope, but [[spoiler:Nanami explains that being a vampire is not the problem, what she hates herself for is the realization she had been sexually attracted to her twelve or thirteen-year-old neighbor all along, even when she was still human, vampire emotions being much more potent than human ones, and thus far harder to ignore. She comes around when Yuzuru returns her love, and everyone makes it clear they accept their love as real and valid.]]valid]].



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Yuki has this view, which is most likely how she deals with her present situation.
** [[spoiler:Alphonse takes this UpToEleven. The only part of Mina's affection he wants in the end is just to be reborn as a flower she can wear in her hair for only a few hours.]]

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Yuki has this view, which is most likely how she deals with her present situation.
situation. The best insight into her attitude and feelings is given in chapter sixty-one, where it becomes apparent that her "beloved" is [[both Akira and Mina]], for somewhat different reasons.
** [[spoiler:Alphonse takes this UpToEleven. The only part of Mina's affection he wants in the end is just to be reborn as a flower she can wear in her hair for only a few hours.]]hours]].



* ManipulativeBastard: Almost every vampire, with Mina as the alpha of this trope, however, not in a completely evil way as it tends to be a IDidWhatIHadToDo situation where that was the best option.
** Try [[spoiler:maneuvering the biggest opponent of the Earth Clan among her followers into giving up any hope of [[TheManBehindTheMan taking over her personal guard]]. Only, he executes the entirety of his own forces within the Bund afterwards as a precautionary measure]].
** [[spoiler:The "real" Mina]] is even worse, and in a purely malicious fashion.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Almost every vampire, with Mina as the apparent alpha of this trope, however, not in a completely evil way as it tends to be a IDidWhatIHadToDo situation where that was the best option.
situation.
** Try [[spoiler:maneuvering the biggest opponent of the Earth Clan among her followers into giving up any hope of [[TheManBehindTheMan taking over her personal guard]]. Only, he that very opponent is far worse and executes the entirety of his own forces within the Bund afterwards as a precautionary measure]].
measure prior to reporting to Mina]].
** [[spoiler:The "real" Mina]] is even worse, and the worst of these ''and'' in a purely malicious fashion.



* MarsNeedsWomen: The Vampire race is Mars, Mina is the woman in question, and her potential suitors are the most [[{{Squick}} disgusting things on this planet]]. [[spoiler:Later revealed that the father of all vampires had ''ninety-nine sons and one daughter''.]]

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* MarsNeedsWomen: The Vampire race is Mars, Mina is the woman in question, and her potential suitors are the most [[{{Squick}} disgusting things on this planet]]. [[spoiler:Later revealed that the father of all vampires had ''ninety-nine sons and one daughter''.]]daughter'']].



* {{Meido}}: Mina's ladies-in-waiting. [[spoiler:Nanami joins them.]]

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** Almost all of the names of significant characters can be associated with a similar element. E.g. Remus and Romulus, partnered members of Beowulf's Elite Eight.
* {{Meido}}: Mina's ladies-in-waiting. [[spoiler:Nanami joins them.]]them]], as does [[spoiler:Minmei]].
30th May '17 8:18:11 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Justified by the school's mysterious founder explicitly decreeing that "All operations, except for finances and education, ''will'' be managed by the will of the students themselves." Getting said founder to obey dress code is less successful.

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* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Justified by the school's mysterious founder explicitly decreeing that "All operations, except for finances and education, ''will'' be managed by the will of the students themselves." Getting said founder to obey the dress code is less successful.



** [[spoiler:Fake Mina]], Telomere's leader's past is only hinted at, making it an example of FridgeHorror. Mina's past as well.

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** [[spoiler:Fake Mina]], Telomere's leader's past is only hinted at, making it an example of FridgeHorror. Mina's past as well.is an example of the same, with a few more descriptions.



* BetaCouple: Nanami and Yuzuru.
* BedmateReveal: Done for rather {{squick}}y shock value by [[spoiler:the fake Mina]] at the start of volume fourteen to [[spoiler:Alphonse]].

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* BetaCouple: Nanami [[spoiler:Nanami and Yuzuru.
Yuzuru]].
* BedmateReveal: Done for rather {{squick}}y shock value by [[spoiler:the fake Mina]] at the start of volume fourteen to [[spoiler:Alphonse]].[[spoiler:Alphonse]], what's worse is that they're both completely naked.



** Played with in volume eleven, when [[spoiler:the Mina imposter apparently reveals herself to be the "real" Mina by using this on Vera]]. [[spoiler:Vera seals herself away before it can be revealed whether she would turn on the real Mina or not.]]



** Mina shows shades of this at times.



* ButNotTooForeign: Akira Kaburagi Regendorf, son of Wolfgang Regendorf, is half German and half Japanese. Yuuhi, his little brother is the same. Inspector Seiji Hama is half Navajo and at least a quarter Japanese. Apparently, [[spoiler:Gotoh and her twin]] are half Japanese.

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* ButNotTooForeign: This series loves this trope. Akira Kaburagi Regendorf, son of Wolfgang Regendorf, is half German half-German and half Japanese.half-Japanese. Yuuhi, his little brother is the same. Inspector Seiji Hama is half Navajo half-Navajo and at least a quarter Japanese. half-Japanese. Apparently, [[spoiler:Gotoh and her twin]] are half Japanese.half-Japanese, as well. The [[spoiler:vampire Akira]] is half-Brazilian and half-Japanese.



* DamselOutofDistress: Surprisingly, [[spoiler:Yuki]], when barely able to move due to a brain injury and held hostage by the BigBad, she risks her life to allow her to be put in a situation where she can inform Akira that [[spoiler:the Mina in the Bund is a fake and Alphonse seems to be in league with her]]. It's an incredible act of bravery which impresses even the BigBad.

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* DamselOutofDistress: Surprisingly, [[spoiler:Yuki]], when barely able to move due to a brain injury and held hostage by the BigBad, she risks ''risks her life life'' to allow her to be put in a situation where she can inform Akira that [[spoiler:the Mina in the Bund is a fake and Alphonse seems to be in league with her]]. It's an incredible act of bravery which impresses even the BigBad.



** This also happens to Yuzuru at one point, as well as Vera. It nearly happens to [[spoiler:Mina]] but is ultimately averted.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: [[spoiler:Angel Arvenanto]]

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: [[spoiler:Angel Arvenanto]]Arvenanto]] and ''does'' he milk it.



* EngagementChallenge: Volumes four and five are about [[spoiler:Mina's utterly repulsive 'suitors' setting one up for Mina's hand without her knowledge or consent. The challenge? Kill Akira before sunrise.]]

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* EngagementChallenge: Volumes four and five are about [[spoiler:Mina's utterly repulsive 'suitors' setting one up for Mina's hand without her knowledge or consent. The challenge? Kill Akira before sunrise.]]sunrise]]. Somewhat subverted when [[spoiler:Mina bets on Akira winning for the right to chose her groom]].
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Akira's pretty tall for a seventeen-year-old Japanese highschooler (he ''is'' a [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]] werewolf after all), but not abnormally so. Mina's just that tiny -- she barely stands to his chest, and it's even more apparent in his wolf form, where he towers over her. Then it's inverted because in that Mina's [[SuperMode true form]] is ''bigger'' than Akira's normal size.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Akira's pretty tall for a seventeen-year-old Japanese highschooler (he ''is'' a [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]] werewolf after all), but not abnormally so. Mina's just that tiny -- she barely stands to his chest, and it's even more apparent in his wolf form, where he towers over her. Then it's inverted because in that Mina's [[SuperMode This is less true form]] when [[spoiler:Mina is ''bigger'' than Akira's normal size.in her true form]], but Akira is still a bit taller in his human form.
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