History Manga / LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof

8th Apr '17 11:37:48 AM creader
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* AccidentalPervert - It's hinted on one or two occasions that Shoutarou has accidentally found his way into an occupied bathroom. While [[HilarityEnsues hilarity may have ensued]], the audience doesn't get to see any of it. Hear, yes. See, no.
* AlmostKiss - Several occasions (e.g., chapter 23).
* AuthorAvatar - More or less confirmed in the author talk pages. %%Which character? If someone could specify for those of us that can't read Japanese...
* BadassAdorable - Ryota, [[http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Little-House-with-an-Orange-Roof/SCX-Scans+FoOlRulez/55/19 facing off against a train trivia champion]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and winning.]]''
* BelligerentSexualTension - Subverted with Youta and Rina. They may not be a couple, but they have the dynamics.
* BigFriendlyDog - Inverted. The gang has a beagle puppy.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter - Rina kind of polarizes fans between whether she's cute and funny or annoying.
* BreakingTheFourthWall / SelfDeprecation - In chapter 54, when Shoutarou hears that Natsumi has been gypped into working at a hostess bar, he explodes, "What is that 3rd-rate mangaka thinking, doing something so crude?" We see Noriyuki at the corner of the page, looking irked and going "..."

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* AccidentalPervert - AccidentalPervert: It's hinted on one or two occasions that Shoutarou has accidentally found his way into an occupied bathroom. While [[HilarityEnsues hilarity may have ensued]], the audience doesn't get to see any of it. Hear, yes. See, no.
* AlmostKiss - AlmostKiss: Several occasions (e.g., chapter 23).
* AuthorAvatar - AuthorAvatar: More or less confirmed in the author talk pages. %%Which character? If someone could specify for those of us that can't read Japanese...
* BadassAdorable - BadassAdorable: Ryota, [[http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Little-House-with-an-Orange-Roof/SCX-Scans+FoOlRulez/55/19 facing off against a train trivia champion]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and winning.]]''
* BelligerentSexualTension - BelligerentSexualTension: Subverted with Youta and Rina. They may not be a couple, but they have the dynamics.
* BigFriendlyDog - BigFriendlyDog: Inverted. The gang has a beagle puppy.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter - BrattyTeenageDaughter: Rina kind of polarizes fans between whether she's cute and funny or annoying.
* BreakingTheFourthWall / SelfDeprecation - BreakingTheFourthWall: In chapter 54, when Shoutarou hears that Natsumi has been gypped into working at a hostess bar, he explodes, "What is that 3rd-rate mangaka thinking, doing something so crude?" We see Noriyuki at the corner of the page, looking irked and going "..."



* CharacterDevelopment - All of the new formed family get some, and some side characters too; but Shoutarou is the most obvious one, notice in the begining how dorky and not quite dependable man he is; later he becomes the very definition of a man you can rely on, it even shows in his physique as he suddenly got quite bulkier than in the early chapters.
* CheerfulChild - The two youngest, Ryo and Luna, fit the description posted on that trope's page.
* ChildrenRaiseYou - Shoutarou quickly learns how little prepared he is to be a real parent, though he gets better over time.
* ChristmasCake - Averted. The female lead is in her early thirties.
* DaddyDidntShow - We've had two opportunities for Natsumi's ex-husband to show up, one of them being when ''his own daughter'' asked him to.
* DeathGlare - An excellent representative example is delivered by Rina and Luna on Natsumi's aunts-in-law in chapter 47.
* DivingSave - Done on two occasions so far.
* DoggedNiceGuy - Averted, at first because Shoutarou is hung up on trying to win back his ex, then later because he's genuinely respectful of Natsumi's refusal, even after she starts displaying obvious hints she's changed her mind.
* ExtremeDoormat - For a {{tsundere}}, Natsumi has serious problems saying "no", especially when challenged to "prove" she's worthy to marry Shoutarou. This has led to her being groped by slimy salarymen in a cabaret, and being utilized for slave labor by her in-laws, among other things.
* FanService - Of the sort that shares the philosophy of SceneryPorn and pictures of bunnies and kittens and puppies... and the sort that likes red-hot naked [=MILFs=].
* FirstGirlWins - Subverted by Shoutarou's ex and played straight by Natsumi.
* FootPopping - Natsumi does this [[spoiler:at the end of chapter 22 when she hugs Shoutarou for the first time]].
* GiveGeeksAChance - Shoutarou looks every inch the nerdy electronics store manager he starts out as, yet Natsumi seems to fall for him quickly. And once he becomes manager of a prestigious department store, most women dig him, even if at first irritated by his dull exterior.
* GoodParents - Very good ones. Well, Shoutarou's less than perfect at first, but he shapes up quickly.
* GossipyHens - The neighborhood housewives do this, but it's somewhat low-key.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen - Natsumi's ex. The best the audience ever gets is a silohouette. Possibly a ShoutOut to ''Anime/MaisonIkkoku''.
* HeelFaceTurn - [[spoiler:Natsumi's mother-in-law, whose nasty behavior has actually been motivated by loneliness and a sense of disgrace over her son's callous behavior toward Natsumi, springs to her daughter-in-law's defense after her aunts-in-law come close to seriously injuring Natsumi in chapter 44. The process is helped along by Natsumi establishing a bond with her mother-in-law, who is a very fine cook, by learning how to prepare traditional Japanese dishes. The aunts-in-law themselves experience a HeelFaceTurn in chapter 47.]]
* HisAndHers - With family names.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian - Natsumi's mother. The author is, as well, though he has a somewhat more relaxed attitude towards premarital sex than traditional Christian doctrine teaches. Some readers also felt he took the forgiveness message past reasonable boundaries (see KarmaHoudini below.)
* JawDrop - Played with. Shoutarou's coat falls off of his shoulders on its own on one particularly stunning occasion.
* KarmaHoudini - The manga tends to stress forgiveness and understanding in ''every'' situation, including to a man who strikes a little girl in the head hard enough to knock her over, and to in-laws that come close to murdering a single mother.

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* CharacterDevelopment - CharacterDevelopment: All of the new formed family get some, and some side characters too; but Shoutarou is the most obvious one, notice in the begining beginning how dorky and not quite dependable man he is; later he becomes the very definition of a man you can rely on, it even shows in his physique as he suddenly got quite bulkier than in the early chapters.
* CheerfulChild - CheerfulChild: The two youngest, Ryo and Luna, fit the description posted on that trope's page.
* ChildrenRaiseYou - ChildrenRaiseYou: Shoutarou quickly learns how little prepared he is to be a real parent, though he gets better over time.
* ChristmasCake - ChristmasCake: Averted. The female lead is in her early thirties.
* DaddyDidntShow - DaddyDidntShow: We've had two opportunities for Natsumi's ex-husband to show up, one of them being when ''his own daughter'' asked him to.
* DeathGlare - DeathGlare: An excellent representative example is delivered by Rina and Luna on Natsumi's aunts-in-law in chapter 47.
* DivingSave - DivingSave: Done on two occasions so far.
* DoggedNiceGuy - DoggedNiceGuy: Averted, at first because Shoutarou is hung up on trying to win back his ex, then later because he's genuinely respectful of Natsumi's refusal, even after she starts displaying obvious hints she's changed her mind.
* ExtremeDoormat - ExtremeDoormat: For a {{tsundere}}, Natsumi has serious problems saying "no", especially when challenged to "prove" she's worthy to marry Shoutarou. This has led to her being groped by slimy salarymen in a cabaret, and being utilized for slave labor by her in-laws, among other things.
* FanService - FanService: Of the sort that shares the philosophy of SceneryPorn and pictures of bunnies and kittens and puppies... and the sort that likes red-hot naked [=MILFs=].
* FirstGirlWins - FirstGirlWins: Subverted by Shoutarou's ex and played straight by Natsumi.
* FootPopping - FootPopping: Natsumi does this [[spoiler:at the end of chapter 22 when she hugs Shoutarou for the first time]].
* GiveGeeksAChance - GiveGeeksAChance: Shoutarou looks every inch the nerdy electronics store manager he starts out as, yet Natsumi seems to fall for him quickly. And once he becomes manager of a prestigious department store, most women dig him, even if at first irritated by his dull exterior.
* GoodParents - GoodParents: Very good ones. Well, Shoutarou's less than perfect at first, but he shapes up quickly.
* GossipyHens - GossipyHens: The neighborhood housewives do this, but it's somewhat low-key.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen - Natsumi's ex. The best the audience ever gets is a silohouette. Possibly a ShoutOut to ''Anime/MaisonIkkoku''.
* HeelFaceTurn -
HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Natsumi's mother-in-law, whose nasty behavior has actually been motivated by loneliness and a sense of disgrace over her son's callous behavior toward Natsumi, springs to her daughter-in-law's defense after her aunts-in-law come close to seriously injuring Natsumi in chapter 44. The process is helped along by Natsumi establishing a bond with her mother-in-law, who is a very fine cook, by learning how to prepare traditional Japanese dishes. The aunts-in-law themselves experience a HeelFaceTurn in chapter 47.]]
* HisAndHers - HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: And the gender-flipped version as well. Apparently Rina and Youta spend a lot of time screaming this at their friends.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Natsumi's ex. The best the audience ever gets is a silohouette. Possibly a ShoutOut to ''Anime/MaisonIkkoku''.
* HisAndHers:
With family names.
* UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian - UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: Natsumi's mother. The author is, as well, though he has a somewhat more relaxed attitude towards premarital sex than traditional Christian doctrine teaches. Some readers also felt he took the forgiveness message past reasonable boundaries (see KarmaHoudini below.)
* JawDrop - JawDrop: Played with. Shoutarou's coat falls off of his shoulders on its own on one particularly stunning occasion.
* KarmaHoudini - KarmaHoudini: The manga tends to stress forgiveness and understanding in ''every'' situation, including to a man who strikes a little girl in the head hard enough to knock her over, and to in-laws that come close to murdering a single mother.



* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple - Rina and Youta's constant bickering gives this impression to their classmates.
* LoveBubbles - Used occasionally (more of late), and at one point aided by an excellent planetarium set.
* LoveTriangle - Kinda. Several women throw themselves at Shoutarou and don't easily take no for an answer. He's firmly devoted to Natsumi, but the potential temptation does cause her some anxiety.
* MagneticGirlfriend - Sort of; there aren't very many, and the protagonists have not defined their relationship as such, although it becomes more blatant in Shoutarou's case in later chapters.
* MamaBear - Natsumi displays this in chapter 39, when she defends the boys from attacking crows (which have been causing a major nuisance in the neighborhood).
* MarriedToTheJob - Shoutarou's seemingly single-minded devotion to his job drives his first wife to seek a divorce.
* MissingMom - Shoutarou's sons, especially little Ryo, go through a good bit of angst over their mother's abrupt departure. This also made her a KarmaHoudini in many readers' eyes -- she doesn't give much thought to them when she leaves and never once attempts to visit or check up on them.
* MomentKiller - At the end of chapter 21. Unusually, the person doing the interrupting immediately realizes what she's done and attempts to remove herself from sight.

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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple - LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Rina and Youta's constant bickering gives this impression to their classmates.
* LoveBubbles - LoveBubbles: Used occasionally (more of late), and at one point aided by an excellent planetarium set.
* LoveTriangle - LoveTriangle: Kinda. Several women throw themselves at Shoutarou and don't easily take no for an answer. He's firmly devoted to Natsumi, but the potential temptation does cause her some anxiety.
* MagneticGirlfriend - MagneticGirlfriend: Sort of; there aren't very many, and the protagonists have not defined their relationship as such, although it becomes more blatant in Shoutarou's case in later chapters.
* MamaBear - MamaBear: Natsumi displays this in chapter 39, when she defends the boys from attacking crows (which have been causing a major nuisance in the neighborhood).
* MarriedToTheJob - MarriedToTheJob: Shoutarou's seemingly single-minded devotion to his job drives his first wife to seek a divorce.
* MissingMom - MissingMom: Shoutarou's sons, especially little Ryo, go through a good bit of angst over their mother's abrupt departure. This also made her a KarmaHoudini in many readers' eyes -- she doesn't give much thought to them when she leaves and never once attempts to visit or check up on them.
* MomentKiller - MomentKiller: At the end of chapter 21. Unusually, the person doing the interrupting immediately realizes what she's done and attempts to remove herself from sight.



* ObnoxiousInLaws - Natsumi's ex-sister-in-laws take this out of PlayedForLaughs territory in many fans' eyes.
* OneSidedArmWrestling - Natsumi vs Construction Worker. Also, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/orange_yane_no_chiisana_ie/v08/c057/5.html Natsumi vs. Ryota]]. (Beware Death by Cute.)
* OnlySixFaces - A few more than that, perhaps, but this is no facial menagerie.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname - To certain extents, mostly in the case of the kids. Fans have taken to calling Natsumi by her abbreviated name, Natchi, since it gets more traffic.
* OutOfFocus - Poor Youta almost seems a victim of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome until he finally gets a chapter of CharacterFocus fairly late in the manga.

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* ObnoxiousInLaws - ObnoxiousInLaws: Natsumi's ex-sister-in-laws take this out of PlayedForLaughs territory in many fans' eyes.
* OneSidedArmWrestling - OneSidedArmWrestling: Natsumi vs Construction Worker. Also, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/orange_yane_no_chiisana_ie/v08/c057/5.html Natsumi vs. Ryota]]. (Beware Death by Cute.)
* OnlySixFaces - OnlySixFaces: A few more than that, perhaps, but this is no facial menagerie.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname - OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: To certain extents, mostly in the case of the kids. Fans have taken to calling Natsumi by her abbreviated name, Natchi, since it gets more traffic.
* OutOfFocus - OutOfFocus: Poor Youta almost seems a victim of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome until he finally gets a chapter of CharacterFocus fairly late in the manga.



* ParentWithNewParamour - In the most backwards way imaginable. Ties in with the PuppyLove below.
* PuppyLove - Ryo and Luna.
* ReplacementGoldfish - Something of a main plot element.
* RousseauWasRight - A recurring theme throughout the manga. People are basically good underneath; they may be lonely or bitter but love, trust and understanding will eventually win out, bringing their kinder natures to the fore.
* RichBitch - A recent addition to the cast, this one bearing shades of Sayoko from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.
* {{Seinen}} - This manga is technically aimed at an audience of 18-40-year-old males, but sometimes it can feel like a guy-friendly Shojo piece and has its share of female readers.
* SecondLove - The general theme of the manga.
* [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend S/he Is Not My Girl/Boyfriend]] - Apparently Rina and Youta spend a lot of time screaming this at their friends.
* ShipperOnDeck - The neighbor ladies ship Shoutaro/Natsumi.

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* ParentWithNewParamour - ParentWithNewParamour: In the most backwards way imaginable. Ties in with the PuppyLove below.
* PuppyLove - PuppyLove: Ryo and Luna.
* ReplacementGoldfish - ReplacementGoldfish: Something of a main plot element.
* RousseauWasRight - RousseauWasRight: A recurring theme throughout the manga. People are basically good underneath; they may be lonely or bitter but love, trust and understanding will eventually win out, bringing their kinder natures to the fore.
* RichBitch - RichBitch: A recent addition to the cast, this one bearing shades of Sayoko from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''.
* {{Seinen}} - {{Seinen}}: This manga is technically aimed at an audience of 18-40-year-old males, but sometimes it can feel like a guy-friendly Shojo piece and has its share of female readers.
* SecondLove - SecondLove: The general theme of the manga.
* [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend S/he Is Not My Girl/Boyfriend]] - Apparently Rina and Youta spend a lot of time screaming this at their friends.
* ShipperOnDeck -
ShipperOnDeck: The neighbor ladies ship Shoutaro/Natsumi.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism - Guess which end this story is firmly planted in?
* SolomonDivorce - Averted, as Shoutaro and Natsumi both have full custody and Natsumi's ''keeping'' full custody is a plot point.
* {{Tsundere}}- Natsumi is a Type B, thanks to years of silently enduring her previous husband's infidelity. Rina's a concentrated, distilled Type A.
* UnwantedHarem - Inverted. Natchi has a small horde of admirers, but this doesn't have much effect on the plot. Used more with Shoutarou, who subverts it by gently but very firmly rebuffing the ladies that keep throwing themselves at him.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism - SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Guess which end this story is firmly planted in?
* SolomonDivorce - SolomonDivorce: Averted, as Shoutaro and Natsumi both have full custody and Natsumi's ''keeping'' full custody is a plot point.
* {{Tsundere}}- {{Tsundere}}: Natsumi is a Type B, thanks to years of silently enduring her previous husband's infidelity. Rina's a concentrated, distilled Type A.
* UnwantedHarem - UnwantedHarem: Inverted. Natchi has a small horde of admirers, but this doesn't have much effect on the plot. Used more with Shoutarou, who subverts it by gently but very firmly rebuffing the ladies that keep throwing themselves at him.
14th Mar '17 10:38:44 AM CosmicFerret
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* JapaneseChristian - Natsumi's mother. The author is, as well, though he has a somewhat more relaxed attitude towards premarital sex than traditional Christian doctrine teaches. Some readers also felt he took the forgiveness message past reasonable boundaries (see KarmaHoudini below.)

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* JapaneseChristian UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian - Natsumi's mother. The author is, as well, though he has a somewhat more relaxed attitude towards premarital sex than traditional Christian doctrine teaches. Some readers also felt he took the forgiveness message past reasonable boundaries (see KarmaHoudini below.)
15th Mar '16 8:35:47 AM MoonByte
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* GiveGeeksAChance - Shoutarou looks every inch the nerdy electronics store manager he is... and the chicks dig him.

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* GiveGeeksAChance - Shoutarou looks every inch the nerdy electronics store manager he is... and the chicks starts out as, yet Natsumi seems to fall for him quickly. And once he becomes manager of a prestigious department store, most women dig him.him, even if at first irritated by his dull exterior.
11th Nov '14 8:22:44 AM NickFalcon
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* NiceGuy: Shoutarou.


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** Notably, Shoutarou does ''not'' leave feelings unresolved, unlike many harem centers. He's not mean about it, but he makes it very clear where he stands.
23rd Oct '14 2:06:48 PM NickFalcon
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* PapaWolf: Shoutaro is kind, understanding, and patient. And he tolerates ''no'' bullshit towards his or Natsumi's children.
10th Sep '14 12:38:20 PM DracMonster
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* FanService - Of the sort that shares the philosophy of SceneryPorn and pictures of bunnies and kittens and puppies... and the sort that likes red-hot naked MILFs.

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* FanService - Of the sort that shares the philosophy of SceneryPorn and pictures of bunnies and kittens and puppies... and the sort that likes red-hot naked MILFs.[=MILFs=].
1st Sep '14 9:40:55 AM Mechamorph
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* RousseauWasRight - A recurring theme throughout the manga. People are basically good underneath; they may be lonely or bitter but love, trust and understanding will eventually win out, bringing their kinder natures to the fore.
1st Sep '14 9:35:38 AM Mechamorph
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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: The reason so many women go for Shoutaro. He's a good father, a decent man and a talented manager. Above all he's genuinely ''nice'' which is shown to be his main appeal.
26th Aug '14 4:51:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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A manga by YamahanaNoriyuki, the author of ''Manga/YumeDeAetara'', it follows the gradual knitting together of two half-families, and the growing sparks between Natsumi and Shoutarou, along with his attempts to readjust from a workaholic to a family man. A good read for anyone old enough to feel the usual high school romance fare isn't really relevant to them anymore.

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A manga by YamahanaNoriyuki, Creator/YamahanaNoriyuki, the author of ''Manga/YumeDeAetara'', it follows the gradual knitting together of two half-families, and the growing sparks between Natsumi and Shoutarou, along with his attempts to readjust from a workaholic to a family man. A good read for anyone old enough to feel the usual high school romance fare isn't really relevant to them anymore.
31st Dec '13 12:03:01 PM SeptimusHeap
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* FanService - Of the sort that shares the philosophy of SceneryPorn and pictures of bunnies and kittens and puppies... and the sort that likes [[HotMom red-hot naked MILFs]].

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* FanService - Of the sort that shares the philosophy of SceneryPorn and pictures of bunnies and kittens and puppies... and the sort that likes [[HotMom red-hot naked MILFs]].MILFs.
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