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27th Apr '17 10:16:14 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Ren]] had a very similar problem growing up, though not to that extreme, which explains why he knew the right thing to say to Ogata. In the same remake, he is (unbeknownst to everyone bu himself, [[TricksterMentor Takarada]], and Kuu) playing his father's original role, and his inability to improve on the original performance in a pivotal scene nearly destroys him.

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** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Ren]] had a very similar problem growing up, though not to that extreme, which explains why he knew the right thing to say to Ogata. In the same remake, he is (unbeknownst to everyone bu but himself, [[TricksterMentor Takarada]], and Kuu) playing his father's original role, and his inability to improve on the original performance in a pivotal scene nearly destroys him.
27th Apr '17 10:01:34 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* BrokenAce: Ren, we increasingly discover. Not only does he pull out more and more absurd numbers of talents as we go (speaks several languages, powerful martial artist, does his own stunt driving) but his issues just keep spooling out. At first it was just that the mask of perfect courtesy parted for Kyoko and the actual human being showed through, but the current Ren is legitimately psychotic.

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* BrokenAce: Ren, we increasingly discover. Not only does he pull out more and more absurd numbers of talents as we go (speaks several languages, powerful martial artist, does his own stunt driving) but his issues just keep spooling out. At first it was just that the mask of perfect courtesy parted for Kyoko and the actual human being showed through, but the current Ren is legitimately could even be considered psychotic.
27th Apr '17 11:00:08 AM Leporidae
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* PimpedOutDress

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* PimpedOutDressPimpedOutDress: A few examples:
** Kyoko and Mimori both wear very intricate angel costumes while filming the promotional video for Sho's song "Prisoner."
** Kijima, one of Kyoko's coworkers on ''Dark Moon'', had heard that Kyoko's hair and makeup in her role as "Natsu" made her look prettier and more mature. Since he's a consummate womanizer, he wrangles Kyoko into a salon prior to the ''Dark Moon'' cast party and tells them to make her look "twice as mature and beautiful." Apparently this included a [[LongHairIsFeminine long wig]] and a rental dress [[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/skip-beat/images/c/cc/Kyoko_in_her_dress_dark_moon_party.png/revision/latest?cb=20150102042529 with long, fluttery embellishments]] and high heels .


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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: The modus operandi of two antagonists so far:
** Erika Koenji, whose father is the head of the powerful Koenji group. Overlaps with ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney, as Erika is portrayed as a RichBitch who throws her father's money around to get what she wants. She used this power to keep Kanae out of acting during elementary and middle school. She attempted to do so again during an audition for a role in a soda commercial that both she and Kanae tried out for:
---> '''Erika''': No. 1, Erika Koenji! My hobbies are horseback riding and traveling overseas. I'm good at elegant classical ballet, as you can see, which I dance like a pro!
---> '''Top Manager of Kaindo Dorinko''': Koenji! You're--
---> '''Erika''': The daughter of the head of the Koenji Group? My dream has always been to become a star and represent Japan. I have the confidence to become one! If you use me, the Koenji Group will do everything in our power to make this new product a hit!
** Kimiko Morizumi, who uses her connections to get roles in television shows and movies. Yashiro mentions that she has "show business in her blood," meaning she has many family members who also work in the industry. Two have been mentioned so far: her father, who directed the second season of ''Purple Down'' and pushed for her to have the role opposite of Ren Tsuruga; and her uncle Jouji, the producer of ''The Lotus in the Mire'', who is helping Kimiko get the role of "Momiji." Although Kimiko failed to score the part, rumor has it she pushed the girl who did into oncoming traffic. She's back for the second round of auditions, and so far it's been shown that she isn't above cheating and spying to get her role.
27th Apr '17 10:06:34 AM Leporidae
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* CutASliceTakeTheRest: One actor Kyoko works for is prone to this behavior.

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* CutASliceTakeTheRest: One actor Kuu Hizuri's habit, thanks in part to him being a BigEater. Kyoko works for is prone learns to this behavior.anticipate his appetite though.



** Ren made...something in Chapter 168 which he insisted Kyoko eat, possibly with this intention, though there's some kind of bizarre private motive involved. His food-prep skills take after [[LethalChef his mother]] instead of his father, though, so it is not a happy occasion. He may have been partly messing with her, and he seems to want her there for moral support while he eats his own cooking for obscure emotional reasons. They did some bonding over it anyway.

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** Ren made... something in Chapter 168 which he insisted Kyoko eat, possibly with this intention, though there's some kind of bizarre private motive involved. His food-prep skills take after [[LethalChef his mother]] instead of his father, though, so it is not a happy occasion. He may have been partly messing with her, and he seems to want her there for moral support while he eats his own cooking for obscure emotional reasons. They did some bonding over it anyway.



* WaxOnWaxOff: The first part of Kyoko's sword training under Hio's grandfather Kotetsu Uesugi. After a brief assessment of Kyoko's swordsmanship, he tells her that she ought to stay off to the side and cheer for Kanae, even giving her a baton to twirl. Kyoko has no idea how to twirl a baton, but after four days of non-stop practice she can handle two of them at once. Instead of letting Kyoko back onto the dojo floor, Kotetsu has her graduate to practicing with clubs and a gymnastics ball. [[spoiler: Kyoko asks Hio if she's being shunned or if she's offended Kotetsu in any way, and Hio tells her that this is just his grandfather's method of training. The part that Kyoko wants to try out for is a ninja who uses two short swords, so having her get familiar with dual-wielding batons and clubs is only the first step of her training; Kotetsu eventually let participate in class with Kanae and his other students. And it turns out the the clubs had [[SwordCane blades hidden in the handles]] -- not only was Kyoko practicing how to manipulate two weapons at once, she was also learning the weight and balance of the weapon she would eventually take with her to the audition.]]



* WhoWearsShortShorts: As [[spoiler: Setsuka, Kyoko]] wears positively minuscule shorts.

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* WhoWearsShortShorts: As [[spoiler: Setsuka, Kyoko]] wears positively minuscule shorts. [[spoiler: Even when she's wearing a pair under a long tunic, Ren-as-Cain-Heel asks her to put on pants. He's worried that on of his coworkers might be developing a crush on Setsuka, thanks in part to her flashy wardrobe.]]
25th Apr '17 3:05:52 PM Leporidae
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* {{Gonk}}: Kenichi "Ken" Katagiri, the "crocodile-faced lawyer" who runs Viride General Law Office, is perhaps the only character to date who's been drawn with a purposefully off-putting appearance. His face is so scary that a very young [[spoiler: Kyoko]] would run away and hide whenever she saw him, terrified that he would eat her. Despite his looks, he's shown to be a man up upstanding character. [[spoiler: He's also Kyoko's mother's boss, and the reason Kyoko was raised by the Fuwa family. Sho's mother is Kenichi's younger sister, and Kenichi was the one who suggested that Saena leave Kyoko with his younger sister in the first place.]]



** Tsuruga is prone to them. Most notably after the car-chase scene incident, when he reverted to active catatonia, but also in the backstory he was having a FlashBack to at the time, and to a lesser extent when having things like [[LoveEpiphany Love Epiphanies]] or after he realizes he lost his self-control. (I.e. when 'Setsuna' shouted for him not to kill Seaweed-head.)

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** Tsuruga is prone to them. Most notably after the car-chase scene incident, when he reverted to active catatonia, but also in the backstory he was having a FlashBack to at the time, and to a lesser extent when having things like [[LoveEpiphany Love Epiphanies]] or after he realizes he lost his self-control. (I.e. when 'Setsuna' 'Setsu' shouted for him not to kill Seaweed-head.)



** ''Ring-Doh'', a drama/ mystery set near the sea, it stars Ren Tsuruga and [[IdolSinger LME idol]] Ruriko Matsunai. One of Kyoko's first big jobs for the Love-Me Section was to escort Ruriko to the set of ''Ring-Doh''. The set also became the site of an acting battle between Ruriko and Kyoko, which was all part of a ploy to cure Ruriko of her spoiled personality and habit of quitting when things didn't go her way.

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** ''Ring-Doh'', a drama/ mystery film set near the sea, it stars Ren Tsuruga and [[IdolSinger LME idol]] Ruriko Matsunai. One of Kyoko's first big jobs for the Love-Me Section was to escort Ruriko to the set of ''Ring-Doh''. The set also became the site of an acting battle between Ruriko and Kyoko, which was all part of a ploy to cure Ruriko of her spoiled personality and habit of quitting when things didn't go her way.



** ''Yappa Kimagure Rock'', the variety show where Kyoko lands a regular job as a [[EmbarrassingAnimalSuit giant chicken]].



** ''Box "R"''
** ''Tragic Marker''
** ''A Lotus in the Mire''
** ''Purple Down II''
** The ''Minamori Miyako'' Series

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** ''Box "R"''
"R"'', a high school drama series about a good-natured girl who runs afoul of her school's biggest bully, a sadistic girl whose methods are a step up from the usual StockShoujoBullyingTactics. Stars Kyoko as Natsu Kitazawa, the main antagonist; and Chiori Amamiya as Yumika, a member of Natsu's clique.
** ''Tragic Marker''
Marker'', a supernatural horror/ thriller film about an undead serial killer called BJ who returns to wreck havoc years after being gunned down by the police. Notable in that for much of the filming, Ren needed to keep his identity a secret and lived under the guise of an actor named Cain Heel. [[spoiler: Sensing that this might strain his already fragile psych, Lory created the role of Setsuka Heel for Kyoko to fill -- Lory knew that Ren needed this role to beat his own inner demons, and he was willing to bet that Kyoko's influence would help Ren find some inner peace.]] Stars Ren Tsuruga (under the alias Cain Heel) as Black Jack/ Killer BJ and Taira Murasame as Koji. Directed by Konoe.
** ''A Lotus in the Mire''
Mire'', a historical piece about the Wandering Samurai "Shizuma." Both Kyoko and Kanae are vying for roles in this production: Kanae because Lory told her to and Kyoko because she wants to co-star with Moko.
** ''Purple Down'' and ''Purple Down II''
II'', both of which were television series. Ren Tsuruga and Kimiko Morizumi co-starred in the second season. Notably, Kimiko Morizumi's father directed the second season, and she was able to use her connection with him to get herself cast.
** The ''Minamori Miyako'' SeriesSeries, a murder mystery series. Kanae Kotonami and Hiou Useugi have reoccurring roles in the series.
25th Apr '17 2:03:52 PM Leporidae
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* ShowWithinAShow: To be expected: Kyoko and her best friend Moko end up doing a lot of acting once their careers get off the ground, and Ren was already an established actor by the time the series starts. Most of the in-series shows are type 1, where "characters are involved in the production of the show." Some examples include:
** ''Ring-Doh'', a drama/ mystery set near the sea, it stars Ren Tsuruga and [[IdolSinger LME idol]] Ruriko Matsunai. One of Kyoko's first big jobs for the Love-Me Section was to escort Ruriko to the set of ''Ring-Doh''. The set also became the site of an acting battle between Ruriko and Kyoko, which was all part of a ploy to cure Ruriko of her spoiled personality and habit of quitting when things didn't go her way.
** ''The Miraculous Language of Angels'', a play selected specifically by LME president Lory Takarada for the drama trainees to practice. Also counts as a type 4 example ["the internal show... is eerily similar to the real show"] because the conflict of the play (a little girl views herself as the cause of her mother's death and thinks her family blames her) mirrors the conflict that Lory's granddaughter Maria is having.
** ''Tsukigomori'', a drama series from 20 years ago that focused on Katsuki, a man hellbent on revenge against the corrupt Hongo family, who are responsible for the murder of Katsuki's parents and brother. To enact his revenge, he hides his identity and becomes engaged to Misao, the daughter of the family's patriarch. But Katsuki's plans for revenge are complicated when he finds himself falling for her cousin Mizuki, who is a kindhearted girl despite being brought up by her cruel aunt and uncle. Further complicating matters is Misao's little sister Mio, a tragically scarred girl with hatred in her heart, who begins to notice the budding attraction between Katsuki and Mizuki. Starred Kuu Hizuri (stage name Shuuhei Hozu) as Katsuki and Hiroko Iizuka as Mio, directed by Hirotaka Date.
** ''Dark Moon'', a remake of Tsukigomori that retained the same premise but diverged from the plot about half way through. Starred Ren Tsuruga as Katsuki, Hiroko Iizuka as Ms. Hongo, and Kyoko as Mio. Directed by Hiroaki Ogata (formerly Hiroaki Date).
** ''Box "R"''
** ''Tragic Marker''
** ''A Lotus in the Mire''
** ''Purple Down II''
** The ''Minamori Miyako'' Series
22nd Apr '17 2:44:01 PM Leporidae
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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Plenty of it. The comic has run continuously since February of 2002, but in-series a little more than a year has passed since Kyoko moved to Tokyo:
** In early chapters, everyone uses flip phones. In act 32 Kyoko is given a flip phone by LME so she can carry out her duties as Ren's temporary manager, and chapter 48 shows Yashiro threatening to brick Ren's flip phone with his WalkingTechBane abilities. As of chapter 246, Ren has a modern smartphone capable of sending text messages (and presumably of sending videos, which he offered to do when Kyoko had to leave Guam before him).
** In chapter 168 Kyoko still has a flip phone, but she's shown to be able to search the web on it (while attempting to look up a recipe for a rice dish Ren said he wanted to cook).
** There are a few chapters dedicated to Ren's jealousy that one of his ''Dark Moon'' coworkers has managed to get Kyoko's e-mail before him. Ren is mildly upset that Kyoko sends this coworker a "decorated e-mail" from her phone, as Ren doesn't even have Kyoko's e-mail. As the series progresses, Ren badgers Kyoko about sending him text messages with emoticons [[note]]emoticons are faces constructed out of text characters, like ''':-)''' or '''\(*o*)/'''[[/note]].
** Chapter 220 shows [[spoiler: Kyoko's mother]] reading Kyoko's biography on the LME website. No previous mention had been made about Kyoko having a page on the LME website, or about the LME website at all.
** In chapter 242, Kimiko Morizumi is shown using a tablet computer with a keyboard dock.



* OnlySixFaces: Add this with similiar hairstyles and each character is basically indistinguishable from each other. Most characers being actors and thus often wearing wigs doesn't make it any easier.

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* OnlySixFaces: Add this with similiar hairstyles and each character is basically indistinguishable from each other. Most characers being actors and thus often wearing wigs doesn't make it any easier. In recent chapters, the author has even commented that despite Kanae and [[spoiler: the flashback version of Kyoko's mother]] being drawn similarly, they are in no way related.
10th Apr '17 10:23:08 AM Leporidae
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* FourthWallMailSlot: There's a little comic excerpt based on the cover for chapter 93, which features Ren embracing Kyoko with his "emperor of the night" face on - the comic reveals that they're doing a photoshoot, with Ren stating that the pose was a request from a reader. This doesn't leave Kyoko any less flustered.



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Kyoko does it to Moko at one point.

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Kyoko does it to Moko at one point.Moko, when she's all but given up in the face of her old enemy Erika reappearing.



* LapPillow: Kyoko does this with Ren when he needs to 'nap.' His last-minute replacement request when he realized he was about to hit on her and this would scare her away forever.

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* LapPillow: Kyoko does this with Ren when he needs to 'nap.' His last-minute replacement request when he realized he was about to hit on her and this would scare her away forever. However, Kyoko's the one who ends up falling asleep.
17th Oct '16 12:09:05 PM Berrenta
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* BeautyIsBad: Played with. Kyoko tends to assume this in the wake of her relationship with Sho, but she sometimes turns out to be wrong.



* HotGuysAreBastards: Played with. Kyoko tends to assume this in the wake of her relationship with Sho, but she sometimes turns out to be wrong.
15th Aug '16 2:36:42 PM DRCEQ
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* GyaruGirl: Kyoko pretends to be a kogal by using distinctive slang and an airheaded persona so that Sho doesn't figure out that it is her.
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