History Manga / SakuraGari

27th Apr '17 3:33:23 PM nmphuong91
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** The family butler Katou [[spoiler: He didn't. But his adulterous relationship was ultimately the starting point of the entire tragedy. Until the end, it's implied that he stabs one of the main characters then goes to the police to play this trope.]].

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** The family butler Katou [[spoiler: He didn't. But his adulterous relationship was ultimately the starting point of the entire tragedy. Until the end, it's implied that he stabs one of the main characters then goes to the police to play plays this trope.]].
27th Apr '17 3:33:05 PM nmphuong91
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** The family butler Katou [[spoiler: didn't do ''many'' things but was responsible for driving ''someone else'' to do terrible things. Until the end, where he snaps and stabs one of the main characters]].

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** The family butler Katou [[spoiler: didn't do ''many'' things but He didn't. But his adulterous relationship was responsible for driving ''someone else'' to do terrible things. ultimately the starting point of the entire tragedy. Until the end, where it's implied that he snaps and stabs one of the main characters]].characters then goes to the police to play this trope.]].
27th Apr '17 3:25:01 PM nmphuong91
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** [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]] counts too. [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own child, Youya/Sakurako, into little pieces, turning the boy into a total psycho by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OldRetainer, nothing more. (Contrast with Ohatsu, who also kept quiet about Souma's abuse but was ''wrecked'' with guilt afterwards and broke down crying when she explained it to Masataka.) Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]

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** [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]] counts too. [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own child, Youya/Sakurako, into little pieces, turning the boy into a total psycho by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OldRetainer, nothing more. (Contrast with Ohatsu, who also kept quiet about Souma's abuse but was ''wrecked'' with guilt afterwards and broke down crying when she explained it to Masataka.) Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]])]]



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding - Souma forces Masataka out of the house and bars him from ever returning or seeing him again, in hopes to have him live his own life freely. Masataka is depressed, but decides to follow his advice and leave so he will fulfill such a wish. And then Souma sequentially gets stabbed by Katou on his way out. Points to anyone who can figure out why, after Katou confessing that he is Youya's father, and that Youya wouldn't want his brother, Souma, to be harmed, he then goes and stabs him. Cue allegorical image of the Sakura tree in bloom.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding - Subverted Souma forces Masataka out of the house and bars him from ever returning or seeing him again, in hopes to have him live his own life freely. Masataka is depressed, but decides to follow his advice and leave so he will fulfill such a wish. And then Souma sequentially gets stabbed by Katou on his way out. Points to anyone who can figure out why, after After Katou confessing that he is Youya's father, and that Youya wouldn't want his brother, Souma, to be harmed, he then goes and stabs him. Cue allegorical image of The conversation implies that he consider all bad thing happened in the Sakura tree mansion was his fault in bloom.the first place, and going to take responsibility for all death in story before the police. The stab wound is not quite deadly, but the author definitely PlayedWith the trope.]]
16th Mar '17 1:28:19 AM Xtifr
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'''''Sakura Gari''''' (''The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms'') is a Taishou Era romantic story by Creator/YuuWatase, ten years in the making. Its nine chapters were published in the ''Rinka'' magazine from 2007 to 2008, then recopilated in three volumes.

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'''''Sakura Gari''''' ''Sakura Gari'' (''The Hunt for Cherry Blossoms'') is a Taishou Era romantic story by Creator/YuuWatase, ten years in the making. Its nine chapters were published in the ''Rinka'' magazine from 2007 to 2008, then recopilated in three volumes.
16th Jan '17 12:28:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* HistoricalFiction - It's set in the ImperialJapan of TheRoaringTwenties, more exactly in 1923.

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* HistoricalFiction - It's set in the ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan of TheRoaringTwenties, more exactly in 1923.
4th Jan '17 12:58:58 AM lullabying
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* ShoujoDemographic - Really. It's NOT {{josei}}.
11th Oct '16 8:31:41 PM Angeldeb82
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This manga is a rather explicit entry in the {{Josei}} genre, and is a departure from Creator/YuuWatase's usual work in {{Shoujo}} romantic series, with a high quotient of [[YaoiGenre explicit yaoi]] and [[DarkerAndEdgier very dark themes]] (rape, abuse, etc.).

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This manga is a rather explicit entry in the {{Josei}} genre, and is a departure from Creator/YuuWatase's usual work in {{Shoujo}} {{Shoujo|Demographic}} romantic series, with a high quotient of [[YaoiGenre explicit yaoi]] and [[DarkerAndEdgier very dark themes]] (rape, abuse, etc.).



* AbusiveParents - [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother abused Souma physically, emotionally ''and'' sexually, having snapped after her child became TheUnfavorite.]]
** Katsuragi hints that [[spoiler: his mother was abusive too]], during the MotiveRant he sprouts while he is [[spoiler: raping and torturing Masataka.]]
*** For that matter, Katsuragi's wife Asayo suggests that [[spoiler:her father was like this as well, saying that a beating was always a good remedy when she messed up.]]

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* AbusiveParents - [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother abused Souma physically, emotionally ''and'' sexually, having snapped after her child became TheUnfavorite.TheUnfavourite.]]
** Katsuragi hints that [[spoiler: his mother was abusive too]], during the MotiveRant he sprouts while he is [[spoiler: raping and torturing Masataka.]]
Masataka]].
*** For that matter, Katsuragi's wife Asayo suggests that [[spoiler:her father was like this as well, saying that a beating was always a good remedy when she messed up.]]up]].



* AndIMustScream - Souma's childhood is... there's actually not a word to describe how horrible and torturous his childhood was. It was just... [[spoiler: being molested, raped, and tortured daily, isolated, lonely and ostracised, with all the adults turning a blind eye to how horrifically he is being treated. RapeAsBackstory UpToEleven]] He has a ''very'' good FreudianExcuse for his behaviour (though it does NOT double as an justification for the shit he pulls - and Souma acknowledges that as well, [[DracoInLeatherPants though the fandom does NOT]]). In fact, considering what happened to him, it's actually surprising that he is able to function as well as he does. This extends beyond BreakTheCutie and through the TraumaCongaLine; each new hit keeps breaking him.

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* AndIMustScream - Souma's childhood is... there's actually not a word to describe how horrible and torturous his childhood was. It was just... [[spoiler: being molested, raped, and tortured daily, isolated, lonely and ostracised, with all the adults turning a blind eye to how horrifically he is being treated. RapeAsBackstory UpToEleven]] UpToEleven.]] He has a ''very'' good FreudianExcuse for his behaviour (though it does NOT double as an justification for the shit he pulls - and Souma acknowledges that as well, [[DracoInLeatherPants though the fandom does NOT]]). In fact, considering what happened to him, it's actually surprising that he is able to function as well as he does. This extends beyond BreakTheCutie and through the TraumaCongaLine; each new hit keeps breaking him.



** Also, [[spoiler: Souma's guilt about Sakurako's situation gets him in huge problems since she's ''literally'' crazy for him. And later, when Masataka snaps horribly on him for all of his sexual abuse [[KickThedog and hiding the info about Takafumi's demise]], Souma feels so guilty that he tries to kill himself to atone. [[TearJerker "Masataka... is this enough...?"]].]]

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** Also, [[spoiler: Souma's guilt about Sakurako's situation gets him in huge problems since she's ''literally'' crazy for him. And later, when Masataka snaps horribly on him for all of his sexual abuse [[KickThedog and hiding the info about Takafumi's demise]], Souma feels so guilty that he tries to kill himself to atone. [[TearJerker "Masataka... is this enough...?"]].]] ?"]]]]



* BoysLoveGenre



* BrotherSisterIncest - Zig-zagged interestingly through the story. First we see that [[spoiler: Souma and Sakurako]] are the Half-siblings version, with the latter being ''very'' obsessed with the first. Then we see that [[spoiler:Sakurako happens to be Youya, his ''brother.'', who became a CreepyCrossdresser to cope with the trauma of his mother's death.]] And THEN it's further subverted when we find out that [[spoiler: Youya is in fact the product of Kato and the wife of Souma's father (the one he left Souma's mother for), and hence Souma and Youya are actually not related at ALL.]]

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* BrotherSisterIncest - Zig-zagged interestingly through the story. First we see that [[spoiler: Souma and Sakurako]] are the Half-siblings version, with the latter being ''very'' obsessed with the first. Then we see that [[spoiler:Sakurako happens to be Youya, his ''brother.'', ''brother'', who became a CreepyCrossdresser to cope with the trauma of his mother's death.]] death]]. And THEN it's further subverted when we find out that [[spoiler: Youya is in fact the product of Kato and the wife of Souma's father (the one he left Souma's mother for), and hence Souma and Youya are actually not related at ALL.]]



* TheButlerDidIt - Playe with all around, in regards to the Saiki household:
** The family butler Katou [[spoiler: didn't do ''many'' things but was responsible for driving ''someone else'' to do terrible things. Until the end, where he snaps and stabs one of the main characters.]]
** The housekeeper/cook Ohatsu [[spoiler: did ''not'' do anything... [[MyGreatestFailure But can't forgive herself]] for not doing what she ''should'' have done.]]
** Masataka himself is a mix of boarding student and servant [[spoiler: and he didn't do anything. The closest would be being Souma's lover since homosexuality was penalized back then in Japan, which Souma points out.]]
** [[spoiler: Dr. Katsuragi]] used to be a boarding student and servant too [[spoiler: and commited some of his worst crimes in these times. Namely, forcing Souma to kill the first Sakurako and then raping him.]]

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* TheButlerDidIt - Playe Played with all around, in regards to the Saiki household:
** The family butler Katou [[spoiler: didn't do ''many'' things but was responsible for driving ''someone else'' to do terrible things. Until the end, where he snaps and stabs one of the main characters.]]
characters]].
** The housekeeper/cook Ohatsu [[spoiler: did ''not'' do anything... [[MyGreatestFailure But can't forgive herself]] for not doing what she ''should'' have done.]]
done]].
** Masataka himself is a mix of boarding student and servant [[spoiler: and he didn't do anything. The closest would be being Souma's lover since homosexuality was penalized back then in Japan, which Souma points out.]]
out]].
** [[spoiler: Dr. Katsuragi]] used to be a boarding student and servant too [[spoiler: and commited committed some of his worst crimes in these times. Namely, forcing Souma to kill the first Sakurako and then raping him.]]him]].



* CelibateHero - Masataka for the majority of the beginning, claiming that he has no interest in things like love, and that love is simply for people's self-satisfaction. (In fact, once he has a wet dream and goes take a cold bath in the nearest well, extremely ashamed). Which also brings him a bunch of internal conflict when he starts feeling attracted to Sakurako and [[spoiler:Souma]]

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* CelibateHero - Masataka for the majority of the beginning, claiming that he has no interest in things like love, and that love is simply for people's self-satisfaction. (In fact, once he has a wet dream and goes take a cold bath in the nearest well, extremely ashamed). Which also brings him a bunch of internal conflict when he starts feeling attracted to Sakurako and [[spoiler:Souma]][[spoiler:Souma]].



* CherryBlossoms - A constant theme in the manga. I.e., [[spoiler: Sakurako was locked away because of her behavior in a cherry blossom watching party among other things]], [[spoiler: Mitsugu makes many paper cherry blossoms as charms to wish Masataka good luck in his studies]], and later [[spoiler: Katou snaps and stabs Souma, who then collapses under the blossoming cherries.]]

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* CherryBlossoms - A constant theme in the manga. I.e., [[spoiler: Sakurako was locked away because of her behavior in a cherry blossom watching party among other things]], [[spoiler: Mitsugu makes many paper cherry blossoms as charms to wish Masataka good luck in his studies]], and later [[spoiler: Katou snaps and stabs Souma, who then collapses under the blossoming cherries.]]cherries]].



* ChildByRape - [[spoiler: Masataka, who knows it well. He refers to himself as a "dirty child" because of that. That's also the reason why his birth mom gave him away to the Tagami family]]

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* ChildByRape - [[spoiler: Masataka, who knows it well. He refers to himself as a "dirty child" because of that. That's also the reason why his birth mom gave him away to the Tagami family]]family.]]



* CoitusUninterruptus: [[spoiler: Souma rapes Masataka...and he doesn't stop when his little sister comes in the room despite Masataka's pleas.]]

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* CoitusUninterruptus: CoitusUninterruptus - [[spoiler: Souma rapes Masataka...and he doesn't stop when his little sister comes in the room despite Masataka's pleas.]]



** Dr. Katsuragi's rape and torture of [[spoiler: Masataka]], which includes [[spoiler: rape, AssShove ''after'' the rape, [[ATasteOfTheLash whipping]] and [[FinGore burning his hand]].]]

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** Dr. Katsuragi's rape and torture of [[spoiler: Masataka]], which includes [[spoiler: rape, AssShove ''after'' the rape, [[ATasteOfTheLash whipping]] and [[FinGore [[{{Fingore}} burning his hand]].]]hand]]]].



* CreepyCrossdresser - [[spoiler:Youya, better known as... Sakurako.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast - Souma and pretty much the entire household. Masataka and his sibling/s as well
* DealWithTheDevil - metaphorical. [[spoiler: Souma, after passing over the DespairEventHorizon the first time when he [[BreakTheCutie is broken]] by his stepmother's physical and sexual abuse, and completely isolated and alone because all the adults turn a blind eye to it, turns to Katsuragi for support. He tells him half-heartedly that if Katsuragi kills Sakurako, he'll let him have him.]] Wasn't the most wise decision.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast - Souma and pretty much the entire household. Masataka and his sibling/s as well
well.
* DealWithTheDevil - metaphorical.Metaphorical. [[spoiler: Souma, after passing over the DespairEventHorizon the first time when he [[BreakTheCutie is broken]] by his stepmother's physical and sexual abuse, and completely isolated and alone because all the adults turn a blind eye to it, turns to Katsuragi for support. He tells him half-heartedly that if Katsuragi kills Sakurako, he'll let him have him.]] Wasn't the most wise decision.



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding - Souma forces Masataka out of the house, bars him from ever returning or seeing him again, in hopes to have him live his own life freely. Masataka is depressed, but decides to follow his advice and leave so he will fulfill such a wish. And then Souma sequentially gets stabbed by Katou on his way out. Points to anyone who can figure out why, after Katou confessing that he is Youya's father, and that Youya wouldn't want his brother, Souma, to be harmed, he then goes and stabs him. Cue allegorical image of the Sakura tree in bloom.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding - Souma forces Masataka out of the house, house and bars him from ever returning or seeing him again, in hopes to have him live his own life freely. Masataka is depressed, but decides to follow his advice and leave so he will fulfill such a wish. And then Souma sequentially gets stabbed by Katou on his way out. Points to anyone who can figure out why, after Katou confessing that he is Youya's father, and that Youya wouldn't want his brother, Souma, to be harmed, he then goes and stabs him. Cue allegorical image of the Sakura tree in bloom.]]



** [[spoiler: Sakurako]] came ''real'' close as a little kid, when [[spoiler: she walks on Katsuragi forcing Souma to kill her mother (Becoming a CreepyChild and then being confined to the old household grounds doesn't help)]]. She finally goes right over when [[spoiler: she realises that Souma, whom she locked in the burning warehouse with Masataka, is almost surely dead (he isn't) and ''completely loses it''.]]

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** [[spoiler: Sakurako]] came ''real'' close as a little kid, when [[spoiler: she walks on Katsuragi forcing Souma to kill her mother (Becoming a CreepyChild and then being confined to the old household grounds doesn't help)]]. She finally goes right over when [[spoiler: she realises that Souma, whom she locked in the burning warehouse with Masataka, is almost surely dead (he isn't) and ''completely loses it''.]]it'']].



** Also subverted. Many outsiders believe that [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother killed herself by wrist cutting, but Katsuragi killed her by poison and then forced Souma help him make it look like a suicide.]] This further leads to [[spoiler: the start of Souma becoming a suicidal EmptyShell from both guilt and the heavy trauma he experiences when Katsuragi rapes him the night after this event and continues to sexually abuse him for the remainder of his childhood.]] Wait, wait, wait, we're not finished yet. Then things go FromBadtoWorse. [[SerialEscalation No, really.]] Truth is... [[spoiler: Katsuragi claims that Souma entered [[DealWithTheDevil into a deal with him]], when Souma, desperate and already broken from being abused, off-handedly says that he'll let Katsuragi have him if he kills Sakurako. Unfortunately, Katsuragi takes him at his word, and holds this over Souma's head for years, continuously reinforcing the idea that they killed her together, and driving him further ''beyond'' the DespairEventHorizon into true suicidal territory and making it impossible for him to ever return to a state even resembling psychological stability.]]

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** Also subverted. Many outsiders believe that [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother killed herself by wrist cutting, but Katsuragi killed her by poison and then forced Souma help him make it look like a suicide.]] suicide]]. This further leads to [[spoiler: the start of Souma becoming a suicidal EmptyShell from both guilt and the heavy trauma he experiences when Katsuragi rapes him the night after this event and continues to sexually abuse him for the remainder of his childhood.]] childhood]]. Wait, wait, wait, we're not finished yet. Then things go FromBadtoWorse. [[SerialEscalation No, really.]] Truth is... [[spoiler: Katsuragi claims that Souma entered [[DealWithTheDevil into a deal with him]], when Souma, desperate and already broken from being abused, off-handedly says that he'll let Katsuragi have him if he kills Sakurako. Unfortunately, Katsuragi takes him at his word, and holds this over Souma's head for years, continuously reinforcing the idea that they killed her together, and driving him further ''beyond'' the DespairEventHorizon into true suicidal territory and making it impossible for him to ever return to a state even resembling psychological stability.]]



* FanDisservice - for all of the FetishFuel and FanService in the series, there's quite a bit of this too. Like Masataka removing his shirt and jacket in front of Souma [[spoiler: to show him the massive scars that came from Katsuragi whipping him]], the sex scenes between Masataka and Souma [[spoiler: when the first has to WorkOffTheDebt to the second]], all the times a 12-year-old [[spoiler: Souma]] gets touched and groped against his will [[spoiler: and/or downright raped]], or when a pretty and half-naked girl is seen BoundAndGagged in a mix of UnwillingSuspension and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibari shibari]]'' [[spoiler: after having been savagely tortured ''and'' phoographed by Sakurako.]]

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* FanDisservice - for For all of the FetishFuel and FanService {{Fanservice}} in the series, there's quite a bit of this too. Like Masataka removing his shirt and jacket in front of Souma [[spoiler: to show him the massive scars that came from Katsuragi whipping him]], the sex scenes between Masataka and Souma [[spoiler: when the first has to WorkOffTheDebt to the second]], all the times a 12-year-old [[spoiler: Souma]] gets touched and groped against his will [[spoiler: and/or downright raped]], or when a pretty and half-naked girl is seen BoundAndGagged in a mix of UnwillingSuspension and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibari shibari]]'' [[spoiler: after having been savagely tortured ''and'' phoographed photographed by Sakurako.]]Sakurako]].



*** Or [[SelectiveObliviousness he could be THAT much in denial.]]

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*** Or [[SelectiveObliviousness he could be THAT much in denial.]]denial]].



* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex - Zigzagged all over the way. Souma is ''very'' good in bed and often gets pretty good "action" from his sexual partners in return ([[FanService with Watase offering all kinds of details]], but while not outright evil, the man has VERY serious issues. And said partners either have their own issues or get hit with misfortune.
** Not to mention, the very kind Masataka [[spoiler: ''never'' really gets "good sex" since he's raped by both Souma and Katsuragi.]]

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex - Zigzagged all over the way. Souma is ''very'' good in bed and often gets pretty good "action" from his sexual partners in return ([[FanService ([[{{Fanservice}} with Watase offering all kinds of details]], details]]), but while not outright evil, the man has VERY serious issues. And said partners either have their own issues or get hit with misfortune.
** Not to mention, the very kind Masataka [[spoiler: ''never'' really gets "good sex" since he's raped by both Souma and Katsuragi.]]Katsuragi]].



* HeroicBSOD - [[spoiler: Masataka]] has a HUGE one when he learns that [[spoiler: Takafumi was dead in a police raid and Souma kept it from him.]] And we're not counting counting the one the morning after [[spoiler: Souma raped him.]]
** And he has a third one [[spoiler: when he explains his backstory to Souma]]. Souma's reply is [[spoiler: a CooldownHug and a YouAreNotAlone speech]]
* [[HighClassCallGirl High Class Call Guy]]: Souma will let anyone fuck him as long as there is something for him to gain from them in return. One of the detectives even remarks on it, saying that even back when they were investigating his step-mother's suicide, he had the eyes of a prostitute.

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* HeroicBSOD - [[spoiler: Masataka]] has a HUGE one when he learns that [[spoiler: Takafumi was dead in a police raid and Souma kept it from him.]] him]]. And we're not counting counting the one the morning after [[spoiler: Souma raped him.]]
him]].
** And he has a third one [[spoiler: when he explains his backstory to Souma]]. Souma's reply is [[spoiler: a CooldownHug and a YouAreNotAlone speech]]
speech]].
* [[HighClassCallGirl High {{High Class Call Guy]]: G|irl}}uy: Souma will let anyone fuck him as long as there is something for him to gain from them in return. One of the detectives even remarks on it, saying that even back when they were investigating his step-mother's suicide, he had the eyes of a prostitute.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness - how Souma sees Masataka. What is interesting is that originally Masataka is seen as pure because he's inexperienced and "untouched", however, conversely [[BreakTheCutie the more horrible things he goes through]], the more and more he approaches AllLovingHero, gaining a compassion and ability to forgive love that is almost supra-human, so much so that by the end this becomes his default personality. One interpretation of this is that in the end he swaps one kind of superficial purity for a deeper psychological one. [[note]]It's worth noting that this is one of those cases where this trope is cultivated and deconstructed gradually over the entire series, and isn't used to invoke a PuritySue as Masataka is very pure, but also very flawed (His self-esteem issues are really, really serious).[[/note]]

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness - how How Souma sees Masataka. What is interesting is that originally Masataka is seen as pure because he's inexperienced and "untouched", however, conversely [[BreakTheCutie the more horrible things he goes through]], the more and more he approaches AllLovingHero, gaining a compassion and ability to forgive love that is almost supra-human, so much so that by the end this becomes his default personality. One interpretation of this is that in the end he swaps one kind of superficial purity for a deeper psychological one. [[note]]It's worth noting that this is one of those cases where this trope is cultivated and deconstructed gradually over the entire series, and isn't used to invoke a PuritySue as Masataka is very pure, but also very flawed (His self-esteem issues are really, really serious).[[/note]]



* KarmicDeath - [[spoiler: Katsuragi was using drugs to slowly kill the already ill Lord Saiki. Souma forcefeeds him a high dose of the same drug through a kiss, as punishment for torturing Masataka ''and'' abusing Asayo, then deals a ''brutal'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the immobilized and poisoned Katsuragi before walking away. And after Souma leaves, Asayo (who has [[CuteAndPsycho finally snapped]] after all of her husband's abuse) [[KillItWithFire sets him on fire.]].]]

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* KarmicDeath - [[spoiler: Katsuragi was using drugs to slowly kill the already ill Lord Saiki. Souma forcefeeds him a high dose of the same drug through a kiss, as punishment for torturing Masataka ''and'' abusing Asayo, then deals a ''brutal'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the immobilized and poisoned Katsuragi before walking away. And after Souma leaves, Asayo (who has [[CuteAndPsycho finally snapped]] after all of her husband's abuse) [[KillItWithFire sets him on fire.]].fire]].]]



* KickTheSonOfABitch: It's hard not to cheer at least a little for Souma when he [[spoiler: murders Katsuragi.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: KickTheSonOfABitch - It's hard not to cheer at least a little for Souma when he [[spoiler: murders Katsuragi.]]



** She already showed signs much earlier, when [[spoiler: she catches Souma getting sexual favors from Masataka and then calmly threatens both of them with the same katana.]]

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** She already showed signs much earlier, when [[spoiler: she catches Souma getting sexual favors from Masataka and then calmly threatens both of them with the same katana.]]katana]].



* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: An unfunny variation. Masataka breaks out in a nervous sweat when he is made to have lunch with Souma and Sakurako after Souma blackmailed him into staying.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe - Souma asks this of Masataka when he finds [[spoiler: all the pictures Sakurako took of him having sex.]] He doesn't take it well when [[LittleNo Masataka refuses]].

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* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: OverlyNervousFlopSweat - An unfunny variation. Masataka breaks out in a nervous sweat when he is made to have lunch with Souma and Sakurako after Souma blackmailed him into staying.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe - Souma asks this of Masataka when he finds [[spoiler: all the pictures Sakurako took of him having sex.]] sex]]. He doesn't take it well when [[LittleNo Masataka refuses]].



* PostRapeTaunt: After Masataka is forced to give oral sex to Souma, he tries to wash off at the well. He unfortunately meets Sakurako at the well, who after pointing the stains on his clothes pours buckets of water on him and calls him [[DefiledForever dirty]]

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* PostRapeTaunt: After Masataka is forced to give oral sex to Souma, he tries to wash off at the well. He unfortunately meets Sakurako at the well, who after pointing the stains on his clothes pours buckets of water on him and calls him [[DefiledForever dirty]]{{d|efiledForever}}irty



** Manages to ''just'' scrape through on a subversion in that [[spoiler: Masataka ''was'' turned on when Souma hit on him in the library back in the very first chapter, indicating at least [[BiTheWay some kind of attraction before that point]] ]], but it still swerves close enough to this trope played straight to be a little [[UnfortunateImplications uncomfortable]]. The fact that their relationship before this point was rather more pure and platonic with serious HoYay subtext could also be seen as another way this trope was subverted. It's still not a nice outcome for the poor boy, though.
** [[spoiler: ''Souma'']] on the other hand, has this trope played rather more straight, where he was raped and used for sex by so many people that he eventually came to just not distinguish between genders and would sleep with men or women.

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** Manages to ''just'' scrape through on a subversion in that [[spoiler: Masataka ''was'' turned on when Souma hit on him in the library back in the very first chapter, indicating at least [[BiTheWay some kind of attraction before that point]] ]], point]]]], but it still swerves close enough to this trope played straight to be a little [[UnfortunateImplications uncomfortable]].{{un|fortunateImplications}}comfortable. The fact that their relationship before this point was rather more pure and platonic with serious HoYay subtext could also be seen as another way this trope was subverted. It's still not a nice outcome for the poor boy, though.
** [[spoiler: ''Souma'']] ''Souma'']], on the other hand, has this trope played rather more straight, where he was raped and used for sex by so many people that he eventually came to just not distinguish between genders and would sleep with men or women.



** And [[spoiler: Masataka's birth mother, who hates him because he's the product of said rape.]]

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** And [[spoiler: Masataka's birth mother, who hates him because he's the product of said rape.]] rape]].



* SatelliteLoveInterest - Sakurako passes herself off as this to Masataka, who genuinely starts falling for her. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler: she's a scary {{Yandere}} who actually hates him and is [[BrotherSisterIncest incredibly possessive of her brother]].]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Masataka attempts to run away in the middle of the night [[spoiler: after Souma rapes him in the warehouse.]] Souma puts a stop to that plan.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest - Sakurako passes herself off as this to Masataka, who genuinely starts falling for her. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler: she's a scary {{Yandere}} who actually hates him and is [[BrotherSisterIncest incredibly possessive of her brother]].]].
brother]]]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere - Masataka attempts to run away in the middle of the night [[spoiler: after Souma rapes him in the warehouse.]] warehouse]]. Souma puts a stop to that plan.



** Another is [[spoiler: the OldRetainer maid, Ohatsu, who witnessed Souma's abuse at the hands of Sakurako's mother, but didn't say anything because it would involve too many problems for the whole household. [[MyGreatestFailure She could never forgive herself for it]].]]

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** Another is [[spoiler: the OldRetainer maid, Ohatsu, who witnessed Souma's abuse at the hands of Sakurako's mother, but didn't say anything because it would involve too many problems for the whole household. [[MyGreatestFailure She could never forgive herself for it]].]]it]]]].



* SelectiveObliviousness - Yes, Souma, we're ''[[SarcasmMode sure]]'' that the reason why all your lovers keep dying in suspicious circumstances is because [[ItsAllMyFault you break up with them]]. This stretches into TooDumbToLive territory eventually. No, literally, [[spoiler: he never realises that Youya was killing off all his lovers and that he would eventually try to kill him despite him ''threatening to do so'', and he seems to just not take into account the fact that Katsuragi has a thing for torturing, raping and ''killing people and making it look like suicides'']].

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* SelectiveObliviousness - Yes, Souma, we're ''[[SarcasmMode sure]]'' ''{{s|arcasmMode}}ure'' that the reason why all your lovers keep dying in suspicious circumstances is because [[ItsAllMyFault you break up with them]]. This stretches into TooDumbToLive territory eventually. No, literally, [[spoiler: he never realises that Youya was killing off all his lovers and that he would eventually try to kill him despite him ''threatening to do so'', and he seems to just not take into account the fact that Katsuragi has a thing for torturing, raping and ''killing people and making it look like suicides'']].



* {{Shoujo}} - Really. It's NOT {{josei}}.
* ShutUpHannibal - Matasuka gives the non-verbal slap equivalent to [[spoiler: Sakurako]]
* SleepingWithTheBoss: Happened many times before the series starts. Souma is the handsome leader of the rich Saiki family, and he often takes loves among the younger maids and boarding students/butlers [[note]](highschool/college-aged young men who work as servants in {{Big Fancy House}}s during the Taishou Era, in exchange for academic/economic help from the main families)[[/note]]; all of them meet rather screwed up ends [[spoiler: after being harrassed, tortured and, in one case at least, ''murdered'' by Souma's sibling Sakurako]]. This also makes the plot of the series itself, as the protagonist of the series is a boy named Masataka who is employed at the Saiki house, and later Souma starts to make passes at him...
* SlipknotPonytail: Happens twice: Souma's hair ribbon falls loose just before he rapes Masataka and when Souma has sex with Asayo Katsurage to get info about what Katsuragi did to Masataka, her long black hair (until then arranged in the traditional Japanese manner) goes loose.

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* {{Shoujo}} ShoujoDemographic - Really. It's NOT {{josei}}.
* ShutUpHannibal - Matasuka gives the non-verbal slap equivalent to [[spoiler: Sakurako]]
Sakurako]].
* SleepingWithTheBoss: Happened many times before the series starts. Souma is the handsome leader of the rich Saiki family, and he often takes loves among the younger maids and boarding students/butlers [[note]](highschool/college-aged young men who work as servants in {{Big Fancy House}}s during the Taishou Era, in exchange for academic/economic help from the main families)[[/note]]; all of them meet rather screwed up ends [[spoiler: after being harrassed, harassed, tortured and, in one case at least, ''murdered'' by Souma's sibling Sakurako]]. This also makes the plot of the series itself, as the protagonist of the series is a boy named Masataka who is employed at the Saiki house, and later Souma starts to make passes at him...
* SlipknotPonytail: SlipknotPonytail - Happens twice: Souma's hair ribbon falls loose just before he rapes Masataka and when Souma has sex with Asayo Katsurage to get info about what Katsuragi did to Masataka, her long black hair (until then arranged in the traditional Japanese manner) goes loose.



*** [[AMatchMadeInStockholm A Match Made In the Saiki Mansion]].

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*** [[AMatchMadeInStockholm A Match Made In in the Saiki Mansion]].Mansion.]]



* TheUnfavorite - [[spoiler: Sakurako became this after Souma's arrival. In response, Sakurako's mom starts abusing Souma.]]

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* TheUnfavorite TheUnfavourite - [[spoiler: Sakurako became this after Souma's arrival. In response, Sakurako's mom starts abusing Souma.]]



* VillainousCrossdresser - [[spoiler:Youya, better known as... Sakurako.]]



* {{Yandere}} - Good god, [[spoiler: Sakurako]]. The girl is absolutely [[AxeCrazy batshit insane]]. One moment she'll be acting all sweet, the next she'll be trying to kill you.

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* {{Yandere}} - Good god, [[spoiler: Sakurako]]. The girl is absolutely [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy batshit insane]]. One moment she'll be acting all sweet, the next she'll be trying to kill you.



* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Masataka has a look of utter contempt when Souma compliments him for quickly becoming [[SexSlave skilled at oral sex.]]

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* YaoiGenre
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Masataka has a look of utter contempt when Souma compliments him for quickly becoming [[SexSlave skilled at oral sex.]]
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove - Souma tries to give Masataka one in chapter 7, but Masataka immediately cuts him off and tells him he doesn't want to hear it.
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It follows 16 year old Masataka Tagami, the eldest son of a library owner from a small village, as he goes to Tokyo to try finding his place in life. While getting ready to take the entrance exams for the then-''Teikoku daigaku'' or ''Imperial University'' (now the ''UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tokyo Toudai]]''), he encounters Souma Saiki, the 25-year-old son of the distinguished Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household as a mix of boarding student and servant. The Saiki household and Souma himself, however, are hiding some very dark secrets, and Masataka unwittingly starts getting involved... and it's even worse when Masataka starts finding out about ''Souma's'' own dark and troubled mindset.

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It follows 16 year old Masataka Tagami, the eldest son of a library owner from a small village, as he goes to Tokyo to try finding his place in life. While getting ready to take the entrance exams for the then-''Teikoku daigaku'' or ''Imperial University'' "Imperial University" (now the ''UsefulNotes/TokyoUniversity aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tokyo Toudai]]''), he encounters Souma Saiki, the 25-year-old son of the distinguished Saiki Koushyaku family, and becomes part of the Saiki household as a mix of boarding student and servant. The Saiki household and Souma himself, however, are hiding some very dark secrets, and Masataka unwittingly starts getting involved... and it's even worse when Masataka starts finding out about ''Souma's'' own dark and troubled mindset.
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