History Manga / Gingitsune

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''Gingitsune'' (ぎんぎつね Gingitsune, lit. Silver Fox) is a fantasy slice of life Seinen manga series written and illustrated by Sayori Ochiai. It was first serialized in Ultra Jump on 2009.

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''Gingitsune'' (ぎんぎつね Gingitsune, lit. Silver Fox) is a fantasy slice of life Seinen manga series written and illustrated by Sayori Ochiai. It was first serialized in Ultra Jump on 2009.
30th May '14 9:53:49 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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* AffectionateNickname: Makoto sometimes calls Gintaro "Gin".



* ConspicuousCG: Pretty much every car. Thankfully, it never gets in the way of the SceneryPorn.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Yuuko Saeki's funeral in the prologue. It thankfully doesn't last.



* FreudianTrio: Hiwako is TheSpock, Makoto is TheKirk and Yumi is TheMcCoy.

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* FreudianTrio: Subverted with Hiwako is TheSpock, as TheSpock (see NotSoStoic below), Makoto is TheKirk and Yumi is TheMcCoy.



* InnocentCohabitation: Makoto and Satoru at Makoto's shrine.
* InSeriesNickname: Makoto sometimes calls Gintaro "Gin".

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* IllGirl: [[PosthumousCharacter Yuuko]] was this in life. Tatsuo says it was why she had to become a {{Miko}} because she would have put her health in greater danger.
* InnocentCohabitation: Makoto and Satoru at Makoto's shrine.
* InSeriesNickname: Makoto sometimes calls Gintaro "Gin".
shrine.


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** Hiwako becomes much more openly emotional after her [[IceQueen cold exterior]] [[DefrostingIceQueen cracks and stays broken]] in episode 2.


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* PosthumousCharacter: Yuuko's death meant that she has passed "the Sight" down to Makoto. The former gets mentioned semi-frequently since Makoto was 4 years old and has trouble remembering her mother sometimes.


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* SceneryPorn: The backgrounds have a huge amount of detail and vibrant color. The show also plays up ShrinesAndTemples and nature blended with modern architecture to maintain excellent visual variety.


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* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Primarily on the Shiny end, but there are a few select gritty moments like the turtle herald's shrine and lake getting destroyed for city development.


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* UrbanFantasy: The heralds make up a significant part of the human world whether said humans [[InvisibleToNormals know it or not]]; however, the show is primarily a SliceOfLife.
8th Apr '14 8:08:33 AM Gecko3
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It has currently sold over 1 million copies in Japan, though no fan translations of it exist. An anime began airing in October 2013, and has ended in December 2013, spanning 12 episodes and covering the first 3 volumes of the manga. The anime is watchable on Crunchyroll.

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It has currently sold over 1 million copies in Japan, though no fan translations of it exist. An anime began airing in October 2013, and has ended in December 2013, spanning 12 episodes and covering the first 3 volumes of the manga. manga.

The anime is watchable on Crunchyroll.
[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/gingitsune-messenger-fox-of-the-gods Crunchyroll]]. Premium members worldwide except Asia may watch it, and other viewers may watch it free in the following areas: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Central and South America, and Portugal.
8th Apr '14 7:40:26 AM Gecko3
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* ADayInTheLimelight:
** Episode 8 follows Hiwako and her father's assistant/driver around.
** Episode 9 focuses a lot on Haru.



* AlphaBitch: Yumi initially came off like one.

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* AlphaBitch: Yumi initially came comes off like one.one. However, she gradually warms up to Makoto and becomes good friends with her, and surprisingly didn't consider the other girls to really be her friends in the first place.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Many of the episodes, especially after the introduction of Satoru and Haru in episode 4 ("Satoru and Haru"). For example, episodes 9 and 10 focus on Haru and Hatoru, respectively, while episode 8 focuses on Hiwako and her father's assistant, and the turtle herald in episode 3.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Many of the episodes, especially after the introduction of Satoru and Haru in episode 4 ("Satoru and Haru"). For example, episodes 9 and 10 focus on Haru and Hatoru, respectively, while Haru").
** The turtle herald in
episode 3.
** Episode 7 covers Shouhei's family shrine, and the two local heralds there, Fuu and Fuku.
** Episode
8 focuses on Hiwako and her father's assistant, Shinichi.
** Episodes 9
and the turtle herald in episode 3.10 focus on Haru and Satoru, respectively.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Hiwako, who used to be stoic and cold, now laughs and has become a lot nicer to people. Seishirō has noticed this and likes the change.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: DefrostingIceQueen:
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Hiwako, who used to be stoic and cold, now laughs and has become a lot nicer to people. Seishirō has noticed this and likes the change.



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Makoto punches Takami, her father's friend, after he teases her a little too much in episode 11.



* FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: When Makoto was younger, she claimed to become her father's bride.

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* FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: When Makoto was younger, she claimed to become her father's bride. She thought her father was joking, but Gintaro confirms it.



* HeavySleeper: The two lion-dog heralds, Saimaru and Utamaru, who fall asleep a couple of times while talking to Gin and Makoto.



* PluckyComicRelief: Tatsuo

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* PluckyComicRelief: TatsuoTatsuo. His friend Takami is like this as well when he shows up.



* SecretlyWealthy: Yumi thinks Makoto's father was this in episode 11. He actually was supposed to inherit a local brewery business, but gave it up to marry Makoto's mother, a local shrine maiden, and became a priest instead.



** Haru likes fried tofu, though it's mostly due to not having tried anything else. Although it turns out that [[spoiler: she really liked cream buns and is embarrassed by the fact.]]

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** Haru likes claims to like fried tofu, though it's mostly due to not having tried anything else. Although it turns out that [[spoiler: she really liked cream buns and is embarrassed by the fact. Gintaro teases her about it when he finds out, due to her making fun of him for liking tangerines earlier.]]
8th Apr '14 5:58:52 AM Gecko3
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* GentleGiant: Gintaro is very large and imposing, but he's quite the NiceGuy too, and it often takes a lot to get him angry. Even then however, he doesn't seem to hold grudges for very long.
8th Apr '14 5:56:31 AM Gecko3
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* ADayInTheLimelight:
** Episode 8 follows Hiwako and her father's assistant/driver around.
** Episode 9 focuses a lot on Haru.



* ClingyJealousGirl: [[spoiler: Haru to Satoru.]]

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* ClingyJealousGirl: [[spoiler: Haru to Satoru.]]Satoru. She gets angry when girls tease him, and especially when they try to hit on him, such as Shouhei's sisters.



* DebutQueue: The early episodes introduce a couple of new characters each time.



* HopelessSuitor: A couple of examples:
** Hiwako towards Tatsuo, Makoto's father. Yumi teases her about it when she discovers it.
** Shinichi towards Hiwako. Aside from their ten year age difference, he also works for her father. In episode 8 he asks the gods to let him not fall in love with her to avoid the problems that would crop up if they were to develop a relationship.
** Seishirou, the StudentCouncilPresident, who has a crush on Hiwako, although she doesn't notice it nor seems to care.
* HotBlooded: Haru tends to yell quite a bit, partly because she's a fairly young herald (80 years or so, but compared to Gintaro's hundreds she's still fairly new), and partly because she doesn't think people take her seriously due to her extremely short height.



* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]NotSoAboveItAll: Haru complains about being woken up by noisy kids visiting the shrine, then starts cheering on the girls when they fight against the boys. Gintaro later complains about not being able to sleep through the noise and points out that Haru ended up being the loudest one.

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* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]NotSoAboveItAll: HypocriticalHumor[=/=]NotSoAboveItAll:
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Haru complains about being woken up by noisy kids visiting the shrine, shrine in episode 9, then starts cheering on the girls when they fight against the boys. Gintaro later complains about not being able to sleep through the noise and points out that Haru ended up being the loudest one.one.
** In the same episode, she criticizes Gin for liking tangerines. But then Satoru tells them that she likes creamed buns. Gin immediately jokes to her about this.



* LonersAreFreaks: Satoru acts this way at first, but gradually warms up to Makoto and her friends after he realizes they're trying to help him to stop being so isolated.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Makoto yells at Gintaro and tells him to leave after Yumi's fortune telling goes bad, partly because Makoto didn't give the full explanation. She then realizes how important he is, and goes back to apologize to him.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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Makoto yells at Gintaro and tells him to leave after Yumi's fortune telling goes bad, partly because Makoto didn't give the full explanation. She then realizes how important he is, and goes back to apologize to him.him.
** Satoru realizes that he shouldn't of sent Haru away, and goes out looking for her.
* TheNapoleon: Haru acts this way a lot, and is often HotBlooded as well. She thinks the others don't take her too seriously because of how tiny she is.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The little kids damage the dippers and one of the fox statues in episode 9. They then run off, but return later to apologize for it because one of the boy's grandmother told them that the gods would be angry with them, and that the fox spirits would eat them. Makoto's dad brushes it off, but accepts the apology since they realized what they did was wrong and promised not to do it again.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
** Tatsuo, Makoto's father, is quite fine with Satoru moving in, despite Makoto's initial protests about a non-blood related boy and a girl living under the same roof. He also doesn't get angry with the kids after they damage a couple of things at the shrine.
** Satoru's grandfather, who vowed to raise Satoru as his successor after the latter's parents died in a car accident. Unfortunately he too passes away shortly afterwards, and Satoru's aunt is a much worse guardian for him.


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* ShipperOnDeck:
** A couple of the girls at school wonder about this regarding Makoto and Satoru after the latter moves into her house.
** Makoto says Gintaro should make Haru his bride since she's a girl. Both of them immediately disagree, not wanting anything to do with the other.
6th Apr '14 11:09:10 AM Gecko3
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Satoru's introduction in episode 4 shows that both of his parents died in a car accident. His grandfather then tries to raise him, but passes away shortly afterwards as well, forcing his aunt to raise him along with her two kids. Unfortunately his cousins and aunt are strict with him, and the former even boss him around, making him pick up their toys for them. As a result, he doesn't like living there, and moves out at the first opportunity. He also begs Makoto's father to let him move out after he's found a place to live in despite his guardians already giving him the money to help with living expenses.


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* LightningGlare: Hiwako and Yumi do this twice in episode 3.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Makoto yells at Gintaro and tells him to leave after Yumi's fortune telling goes bad, partly because Makoto didn't give the full explanation. She then realizes how important he is, and goes back to apologize to him.
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* TheAce: Satoru gets a lot of attention because he has [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter even better grades than Hiwako]], is very good at {{Kendo}}, and good looking. He's also a lot better when it comes to keeping the shrine clean and following rules.
** BrokenAce: However, people who don't know him don't tend to see his emotional isolation and virtually non-existent social skills.

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* TheAce: Satoru gets a lot of attention because he has [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter even better grades than Hiwako]], is very good at {{Kendo}}, and good looking. He's also a lot better when it comes to keeping the shrine clean and following rules.
rules than Makoto is.
** BrokenAce: However, people who don't know him don't tend to see his emotional isolation and virtually non-existent social skills. Additionally, the reason why he's so helpful at home is because he's afraid of being a burden.



* AscendedFridgeHorror: Since the heralds live very long lives, they will see many of the heirs/heiresses die. This is discussed in episode 3, though Gintaro [[BlatantLies insists that]] he isn't sad about the fact.

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* AscendedFridgeHorror: Since the heralds live very long lives, they will see many of the heirs/heiresses die. This is discussed in episode 3, though Gintaro [[BlatantLies insists that]] he isn't sad about the fact. Haru realizes that it's best to give Satoru some space to allow him to make friends with other humans because of this.



* ContinuityNod: In episode 5, it's mentioned that sometimes heralds run away when they are unhappy at their shrine, which Gintaro did in the first episode.

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* ContinuityNod: In episode 5, it's mentioned that heralds sometimes heralds run away when they are unhappy at their shrine, which Gintaro did in the first episode.episode and Kijiro did before then.



* ObliviousToLove: Hiwako



* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Fuku wears a red bow.

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Fuku wears a red bow. {{Averted}} [[spoiler: with Haru,]] who doesn't have any to speak of, so Makoto didn't realize she was a girl.


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* {{Tsundere}}: Haru, who reluctantly becomes friends with Makoto and Gintaro.
20th Feb '14 3:53:45 PM anoni
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* TheGadfly: Fuu and Fuku play pranks because they want to cheer up the humans who always seem sad (especially since there's a graveyard nearby) and also because [[ItAmusedMe they find it fun]].

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* TheGadfly: Fuu and Fuku play pranks because they want to cheer up the humans who always seem sad (especially since there's a graveyard nearby) near their shrine) and also because [[ItAmusedMe they find it fun]].



* InvisibleToNormals: Heralds can only be seen by people with "the sight", which are usually shrine heirs. Because of this, most people no longer believe they or the gods exist. This also becomes awkward when Makoto talks to them in public and people think she's [[TalkingToThemself talking to herself.]]

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* InvisibleToNormals: Heralds can only be seen by people with "the sight", which are usually shrine heirs.heirs/heiresses. Because of this, most people no longer believe they or the gods exist. This also becomes awkward when Makoto talks to them in public and people think she's [[TalkingToThemself talking to herself.]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Gintaro loves tangerines, but will settle for oranges, and whenever Makoto needs to ask him for a favor, she gives him at least one. There's a flashback showing him as a regular-sized fox and a woman giving him a tangerine.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Gintaro loves tangerines, but will settle for oranges, and whenever Makoto needs to ask him for a favor, she gives him at least one. There's a flashback showing him as a regular-sized an ordinary fox and a woman giving him a tangerine.
20th Feb '14 3:50:10 PM anoni
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* InvisibleToNormals: Heralds can only be seen by heirs to shrines. Because of this, most people no longer believe they or the gods exist. This also becomes awkward when Makoto talks to them in public and people think she's [[TalkingToThemself talking to herself.]]

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* InvisibleToNormals: Heralds can only be seen by heirs to shrines.people with "the sight", which are usually shrine heirs. Because of this, most people no longer believe they or the gods exist. This also becomes awkward when Makoto talks to them in public and people think she's [[TalkingToThemself talking to herself.]]
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