History Manga / Ooku

12th Aug '16 4:47:55 AM Chabal2
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* AllWomenAreLustful: Deconstructed, as it is the prospect of ''children'' that so many women who cannot afford a husband are primarily paying for. Sakyo's story demonstrates, however, that most women still want the ''hottest'' sperm donor they can afford.

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* AllWomenAreLustful: AllWomenAreLustful:
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Deconstructed, as it is the prospect of ''children'' that so many women who cannot afford a husband are primarily paying for. Sakyo's story demonstrates, however, that most women still want the ''hottest'' sperm donor they can afford.afford.
** Yoshimune was already known for going through several men while in her province. As shogun, she has a habit of grabbing random men and dragging them into cover for a quickie, to their consternation/delight.
29th Jun '16 2:55:15 PM kazokuhouou
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Akimoto and his sister Kinu slept together, resulting in a daughter. Emonnosuke was ''quite'' amused when he found out, and notes that even the origin of Japan was based on this trope. At least it appears to have been quite consensual, because Akimoto and Kinu clearly adore each other and did not wish to be separated.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Akimoto and his sister Kinu slept together, resulting in a daughter. Emonnosuke was ''quite'' amused when he found out, and notes that even the origin of Japan was based on this trope. At least it appears to have been quite consensual, because Akimoto and Kinu clearly adore each other and did not wish to be separated.separated [[spoiler: and live together with their daughter/niece after Akimoto retires from the Ooku, one of the few unambiguous happy endings to come from this story.]]
21st Jan '16 12:07:21 AM kazokuhouou
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* KneelBeforeFrodo: [[spoiler: Ienari humbles himself before Kuroki and bows to him, begging him to restart his research on the Redface Pox.]]
20th Jan '16 4:51:13 PM kazokuhouou
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** The reverse situation is already being set up by volume 11: [[spoiler: Ienari has so many children that one of these is inevitable. It doesn't help that Harusada's poisoned the ones she doesn't like.]]
20th Jan '16 4:45:40 PM kazokuhouou
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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: The death of Tsunayoshi's only daughter, Matsu, is the catalyst for the chaos of Tsunayoshi's later reign. Likewise, Ietsugu inherited her mother's sickly constitution, meaning Sakyo outlived his daughter and it's stated that the son he had with his mother died of the Redface Pox. [[spoiler: Ieharu outlives her own daughter, Iemoto, (and already outlived two sons). Tanuma Okitomo, Tanuma Okitsugu's daughter, was assassinated in front of her as revenge for the series of natural disasters that were blamed on Okitsugu.]]

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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: The death of Tsunayoshi's only daughter, Matsu, is the catalyst for the chaos of Tsunayoshi's later reign. Likewise, Ietsugu inherited her mother's sickly constitution, meaning Sakyo outlived his daughter and it's stated that the son he had with his mother died of the Redface Pox. [[spoiler: Ieharu outlives her own daughter, Iemoto, (and already outlived two sons). Tanuma Okitomo, Tanuma Okitsugu's daughter, was assassinated in front of her as revenge for the series of natural disasters that were blamed on Okitsugu. And probably the most horrifying example, Harusada poisoned her own grandchildren, and it's implied she did so because she was ''bored''.]]
17th Jan '16 10:20:04 AM Grudgeal
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* DecemberDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Emmonosuke and Tsunayoshi]] are only able to admit their love for each other once they're both well in their fifties and past the point where they can have children or score any sort of advantage by marrying. [[spoiler:Emmonosuke also dies the next morning.]]


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Emmonosuke's headaches, which he believes are due to the stresses of age and his position. [[spoiler:More likely they're caused by blood clotting in his brain, foreshadowing his death from what was probably a stroke.]]
17th Jan '16 10:03:37 AM Grudgeal
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** Shogun Ienobu appeared to be this as well, starting or planning many of the reforms that Yoshimune was able to institute, but her frail constitution killed her before she was able to go through with them. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that Ienobu's widower ensured Yoshimune's succession in return for Yoshimune's support to his late wife's planned reforms.]]
4th Jan '16 9:18:55 AM Grudgeal
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** Harusada doesn't even get to the throne before she abdicates it in favor of her son. She remains in power behind the scenes, explaining that she does not want the pressure of creating a female heir to get in the way of ruling.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: [[spoiler: The shogunate bypassing Harusada in favor of her son. In real life, the reason Ienari became shogun was because Ieharu had adopted him as his heir, but in ''Ooku'' no such scene ever happened, making Harusada relinquishing her claim one of these, especially since at this point there's no explanation ''why'' she did so.]]

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** Harusada doesn't even get to the throne before she abdicates it in favor of her son. Ienari. She remains in power behind the scenes, explaining that she does not want the pressure of creating a female heir more heirs to get in the way of ruling.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: [[spoiler: The shogunate bypassing Harusada in favor of her son. In real life, the reason Ienari became shogun was because Ieharu had adopted him as his heir, but in ''Ooku'' no such scene ever happened, making Harusada relinquishing her claim one of these, especially since at this point there's no explanation ''why'' she did so.]]
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4th Jan '16 9:17:48 AM Grudgeal
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* ReallyGetsAround: [[spoiler:Ienari is the first male shogun and has an all-female Inner Chamber. He fathers a large number of children as a result, although by his own admission he's the happiest when he's allowed to spend evenings on his own reading or talking with his retainers or wife.]]

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* ReallyGetsAround: [[spoiler:Ienari is the first male shogun and has an all-female Inner Chamber. He fathers a large number of children as a result, result (55 in total), although by his own admission he's the happiest when he's allowed to spend evenings on his own reading or talking with his retainers or wife.]]
4th Jan '16 9:17:07 AM Grudgeal
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* CainAndAbel: Munetake toward Ieshige, a rare case of the younger sibling in the Cain role. Carrying a lifelong resentment at being passed over in favor of the older sister she deems incompetent, she passes it on to her daughter Sadanobu, whom she has groomed as a future shogun and a rival for Ieharu's daughter Chiyo. Ieharu anticipates a powergrab and appoints Sadanobu as the head of another family to remove her from the succession altogether. [[spoiler: Munetake has the last laugh after all. At the end of volume 10, Sadanobu is asked to be the senior counselor for the new shogun Ienari.]]
** CainAndAbelAndSeth: Yoshimune's third daughter Munetada also founds a branch house, and her daughter Harusada is the one who convinces Ieharu to remove Sadanobu from the succession, making the Hitotsubashi branch next in line. [[spoiler: The next shogun is her son Toyochiyo (formerly Takechiyo), who takes the shogun name Ienari.]]

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* CainAndAbel: Munetake toward Ieshige, a rare case of the younger sibling in the Cain role. Carrying a lifelong resentment at being passed over in favor of the older sister she deems incompetent, she passes it on to her daughter Sadanobu, whom she has groomed as a future shogun and a rival for Ieharu's daughter Chiyo. Ieharu anticipates a powergrab and appoints Sadanobu as the head of another family to remove her from the succession altogether. [[spoiler: Munetake [[spoiler:Munetake has the last laugh after all. At the end of volume 10, Sadanobu is asked to be the senior counselor for the new shogun Ienari.]]
** CainAndAbelAndSeth: Yoshimune's third daughter Munetada also founds a branch house, and her daughter Harusada is the one who convinces Ieharu to remove Sadanobu from the succession, making the Hitotsubashi branch next in line. [[spoiler: The next shogun is her son Toyochiyo (formerly Takechiyo), who takes the shogun name Ienari.Ienari, and once his accession is secure Harusada has Sadanobu dismissed.]]


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** Inverted by Harusada, who 'confesses' to Munetada [[spoiler:[[JustBetweenYouAndMe that she tried to smear her own sister, and when that failed killed her by throwing her down a well, and has also poisoned Munetada's tea]]. Munetada dies momentarily afterwards.]]


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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Harusada poisoned her mother Munetada, after having thrown her older sister down a well.]]
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