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** A flashback is shown to an alternate version of the [[spoiler: John Smith scene, although Kyon does not remember]].
** Mikuru has a star-shaped mole on her chest, and only Tsuruya is aware of this.

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** A flashback is shown to an alternate version of the [[spoiler: John [[spoiler:John Smith scene, although Kyon does not remember]].
** Mikuru has a star-shaped mole on her chest, and only Tsuruya is aware of this.this at first.



** The final episode mirrors Endless Eight's plot, and [[spoiler: it turns out that [[TheStinger Kyon even forgot to do his summer homework]].

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** The final episode mirrors Endless Eight's plot, and [[spoiler: it turns out that [[TheStinger Kyon even forgot to do his summer homework]]. ]]
4th May '16 10:20:01 PM SurroundedByPerverts
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** [[spoiler:''Finally'' averted when Kyon and Yuki confess their love to each other in front of the Christmas tree at Tsuruya's house.]]


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* SingleTear: Yuki lets a single tear fall from her eye when Kyon replies to her [[spoiler:LoveConfession]] with one of his own.


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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Kyon and Haruhi have this dynamic much like they do in the original.
** [[spoiler:Yuki finally confesses to Kyon at the same time that he was considering doing the exact same with her.]]
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** Kyon's sister especially qualifies. She seems to have some bizarre fascination with the idea of her brother and Yuki being a couple/making out.
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** Koizumi's AmbiguouslyGay tendencies are less apparent in the manga, because he's [[spoiler:in love with Haruhi]]. Within the anime, some of the AmbiguouslyGay elements resurface; during the group's visit to a hot springs, Kyoj finds himself uncomfortably close to Koizumi on two separate occasions while in the men's bath.

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** Koizumi's AmbiguouslyGay tendencies are less apparent in the manga, because he's [[spoiler:in love with Haruhi]]. Within the anime, some of the AmbiguouslyGay elements resurface; during the group's visit to a hot springs, Kyoj Kyon finds himself uncomfortably close to Koizumi on two separate occasions while in the men's bath.



** Koizumi sticks around Haruhi because when he was the NewTransferStudent, he was ostracised by his classmates. However, Haruhi approached him and treated him differently than everyone else. and so, while he knows that [[spoiler:Haruhi doesn't seem romantically interested in him, he's definitely in love with her]].

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** Koizumi sticks around Haruhi because when he was the NewTransferStudent, he was ostracised ostracized by his classmates. However, Haruhi approached him and treated him differently than everyone else. and so, while he knows that [[spoiler:Haruhi doesn't seem romantically interested in him, he's definitely in love with her]].
27th Feb '16 9:55:23 PM Person0123452
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* TheyDo: By volume eight in the manga, it's shown that [[spoiler: Yuki and Kyon confess their feelings for one another. There are no distractions and no circumstances preventing them from doing so, and subsequently, the two begin dating]].



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The odd hair colours are retained despite being a more realistic universe. Mikuru's hair even has a colour gradient now.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The odd hair colours are retained despite this being a more realistic universe. universe, and Mikuru's hair even has a colour gradient now.
27th Feb '16 9:47:44 PM Person0123452
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* StaticCharacter: Most of the characters in ''The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-chan'' undergo little growth, bearing the same traits throughout the series.
27th Feb '16 9:46:19 PM Person0123452
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* StaticCharacter: Most of the characters in ''The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-chan'' undergo little development, bearing the same traits entering the series as they presently do.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite all of the adventures and experiences that Yuki and Kyon go through, their relationship still continues to advance at a slow pace.
10th Feb '16 4:50:57 PM tehnubki1r
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10th Feb '16 4:48:34 PM tehnubki1r
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'''Spoilers for Disappearance lie unmarked.'''

''The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-chan'' (official English title for ''Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu'') is a SpinOff slice-of-life manga for the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series. The manga is illustrated by Puyo, creator of the original ''Manga/HaruhiChan'' manga, and details the story of a version of the Haruhi ''Disappearance'' AlternateUniverse in which Kyon wasn't transplanted from a universe run by Haruhi; instead, he's living an idle life in the Literature Club at school. Thus, everything is more "normal": Yuki is a ShrinkingViolet, Kyon more of a likable StraightMan, and Ryoko your typical, responsible ClassRepresentative.

However, just because Kyon is happy in his current state doesn't mean everything is perfectly fine: among other things, Yuki has feelings for Kyon (and is [[CannotSpitItOut completely incapable of admitting it to him]]), Ryoko tends to let her over-competitiveness get ahead of her, and even Haruhi herself can't stay away from the picture after she runs into Yuki one night. Soon, the Literature Club is almost where it was originally, with the members of the SOS Brigade once again populating the club, while Haruhi and her crazed search for strange phenomena are once again sparked - and there start to be hints of a LoveTriangle...

An AnimatedAdaptation was announced, and began its broadcast on April 3rd, 2015.

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''The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-chan'' (official English title for (in Japanese, ''Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu'') is a SpinOff slice-of-life manga for the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series. The manga is began running in 2009, being written and illustrated by Puyo, creator of the original ''Manga/HaruhiChan'' manga, manga. In this alternate universe, Yuki Nagato is not an alien; she's a quiet, ordinary girl who is the president of North High's Literature Club alongside her best friend, Ryōko Asakura, and details Kyon, whom she harbours feelings for. As such, the story of a version of bashful Yuki becomes even more uncertain around Kyon, who's enjoying the Haruhi ''Disappearance'' AlternateUniverse in which Kyon wasn't transplanted from a universe run by Haruhi; instead, he's living an idle life in idle, calm environment that the Literature Club at school. Thus, everything is more "normal": provides. With the ever-watchful Ryōko keeping an eye on Yuki, the latter's feelings do not go unnoticed; Ryōko soon pushes the reluctant Yuki is a ShrinkingViolet, Kyon more of a likable StraightMan, and Ryoko your typical, responsible ClassRepresentative.

forwards in expressing these feelings towards Kyon.

However, just because this peace does not last: shortly after celebrating Christmas together, Kyon is happy in his current state doesn't mean everything is perfectly fine: among and Yuki encounter none other things, Yuki has feelings for Kyon (and is [[CannotSpitItOut completely incapable of admitting it to him]]), Ryoko tends to let her over-competitiveness get ahead of her, and even than Haruhi herself can't stay away from Suzumiya, who'd been camped out at the picture after she runs into Yuki one night. Soon, park in an attempt to capture Santa Claus. Her boisterous presence and actions result in Itsuki Koizumi, Mikuru Asahina and Tsuruya joining the Literature Club is almost where it was originally, with club. Kyon and Yuki are suddenly thrown into adventures and mysteries that gradually, but surely, closes the members of distance between the SOS Brigade once again populating the club, while Haruhi and her crazed search for strange phenomena are once again sparked - and there start to be two. As they spend more time together, hints of a LoveTriangle...

LoveTriangle begin to materialise, as well. An AnimatedAdaptation produced by Satelight was announced, aired as part of the Spring2015Anime season, and began its broadcast on April 3rd, 2015.an OVA also aired during October 2015. Because the manga is ongoing, some spoilers for Disappearance are unmarked.



* [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Absurdly Powerful Class Representative]]: Ryoko uses her power as class rep to get the rules bent so Yuki can have a Christmas party (she can't, however, lift the member restriction).

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* [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Absurdly Powerful Class Representative]]: Ryoko uses Ryōko exercises her power powers as class rep representative in an effort to get the rules bent so Yuki can have accommodate for a Christmas party (she can't, however, lift in their clubroom at Yuki's request, although there are limits to what she can do (for instance, Ryōko can't alter the member restriction).minimum number of members a club can have).



** Ryoko. Simply put, she doesn't try to kill anyone.
** Haruhi, while slightly manipulative and possessing a fairly cavalier attitude toward the rules, is far less of a jerk than in her original series.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, to a very large degree.
** Instead of being the listless, indifferent version of Haruhi seen initially in ''Disappearance'', Haruhi is easily sparked back into her excitable nature (in fact she's seen already doing something mysterious in her first talking appearance).
*** It also counts as compared to the original series; despite not having the influence of Kyon in her life (credited most of the time with humanising her), Haruhi here is actually a lot less of a JerkAss than even later on in the series proper, being more of a slightly pushy and (of course) very independent GenkiGirl and occasional CloudCuckooLander. She even has a bit of a [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]] / CoolBigSis dynamic going on with Yuki. This is probably due to the LighterAndSofter tone of this series in comparison with the original (which wasn't exactly DarkerAndEdgier itself, but nevertheless).
*** There are even cases when it's ''Haruhi'' playing the StraightMan to some of the idiosyncrasies of North High students, mostly Ryoko.
*** [[spoiler:Sasaki]] says that Haruhi comes off as completely different to her classmates at Koyouen, seeming like a model student that everyone looks up to, although she does point out that the way Haruhi seems at North High is in all likelihood her true self.
** Ryoko shows no signs of being CuteAndPsycho at all. Instead she's a big-sister figure to Yuki, periodically advising her on how to get along with Kyon, and generally being more of a bossy GenkiGirl who fancies herself a [[ProperLady paragon of proper behavior]].
** Tsuruya is now friends with Ryoko; and Mikuru, due to not being a time traveller with orders, is less of a complete NeutralFemale and does more for herself.
** Koizumi is less AmbiguouslyGay (though he does retain his YesMan status [[spoiler:because he's completely in love with Haruhi]]).
*** The anime, however, tosses him back to AmbiguouslyGay territory by the time episode 8 rolls around depicting the bathhouse visit, much to Kyon's dismay. Twice Itsuki [[spoiler:invades his space when they're both naked in the men's baths, and even comments on the softness of Kyon's skin, stroking his arm as he does so]].
** Kyon is a NiceGuy, but relatively [[FlatCharacter flat]] and less interesting compared to the cynical and witty DeadpanSnarker in the main series, although this may just be because of the loss of the FirstPersonSmartass; we occasionally see his thoughts, but not the world from his perspective. He gets some of his snark and acid back when around Haruhi, so it's more like he can't bring himself to be sarcastic with Yuki.
*** He's definitely on the way back to his entertaining DeadpanSnarker self in the anime, though he does get a lot more to say while Tomokazu Sugita (and Crispin Freeman) is back to voicing him.
* ArtEvolution: In the initial chapters, Yuki looked very little like her original counterpart and faces were often disproportionate. Furthermore, it was often nigh impossible to distinguish between Ryoko and Tsuruya, particularly in black-and-white. As of the later chapters, everything looks more natural (compare [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-38763-4/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-1.html this]] and [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-57379-18/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-12.html this]]).
* BeachEpisode: Chapter 36.

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** Ryoko. Simply put, she doesn't try to kill anyone.
** Haruhi, while slightly manipulative and possessing
As Yuki's best friend, Ryōko resembles a fairly cavalier attitude toward doting parent, displaying none of the rules, is far less of a jerk than psychotic tendencies seen in her the original series.
** While retaining a mildly manipulative attitude and blasé outlook towards rules, Haruhi is less selfish and abrasive.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, to a very large degree.
There are numerous instances InUniverse.
** Instead of being the listless, indifferent version of Haruhi seen initially in ''Disappearance'', Haruhi is easily sparked back into her very excitable nature (in fact she's seen already doing something mysterious in her first talking appearance).
*** It also counts as compared to the original series; despite not having the influence of Kyon in her life (credited most
and ever-ready for pursuit of the time with humanising her), Haruhi here is actually a lot less of a mysterious. Her JerkAss than even later on in the series proper, being more of a slightly pushy mannerisms are toned down, and (of course) very so, while retaining her independent GenkiGirl and occasional CloudCuckooLander. She even has a bit of CloudCuckooLander character, she develops a [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]] / CoolBigSis dynamic going on with Yuki. This is probably due to the LighterAndSofter tone of this series in comparison with the original (which wasn't exactly DarkerAndEdgier itself, but nevertheless).
*** There are
In some instances, Haruhi even cases when it's ''Haruhi'' playing serves as the StraightMan to some of the idiosyncrasies of North High students, mostly Ryoko.
***
Ryōko's antics. [[spoiler:Sasaki]] says that Haruhi comes off as completely different to her classmates at Koyouen, seeming like a model student that everyone looks up to, although she does point out that the way Haruhi seems at North High is in all likelihood her true self.
** Ryoko shows no signs of being Ryōko's CuteAndPsycho at all. Instead she's traits are gone; she acts as a big-sister figure to Yuki, periodically advising her on how to get along with Kyon, and generally being more of a bossy GenkiGirl who fancies concerns herself with being a [[ProperLady paragon of proper behavior]].
ProperLady to keep the others in check.
** Tsuruya is now friends with Ryoko; Ryōko, and Mikuru, due to not Mikuru is a more independent individual, no longer being a time traveller with orders, is less of a complete NeutralFemale and does more for herself.
required to follow orders from any higher-ups.
** Koizumi is less Koizumi's AmbiguouslyGay (though he does retain his YesMan status [[spoiler:because tendencies are less apparent in the manga, because he's completely in [[spoiler:in love with Haruhi]]).
*** The
Haruhi]]. Within the anime, however, tosses him back to some of the AmbiguouslyGay territory by elements resurface; during the time episode 8 rolls around depicting the bathhouse visit, much group's visit to Kyon's dismay. Twice Itsuki [[spoiler:invades his space when they're both naked a hot springs, Kyoj finds himself uncomfortably close to Koizumi on two separate occasions while in the men's baths, and even comments on the softness bath.
** Kyon is much [[NiceGuy friendlier]] all-around except when dealing with Haruhi, during which some
of Kyon's skin, stroking his arm as he does so]].[[FirstPersonSmartass old sarcasm reappears]] in response to her remarks.
** Kyon is a NiceGuy, but relatively [[FlatCharacter flat]] and less interesting compared to the cynical and witty DeadpanSnarker in the main series, although this may just be because of the loss of the FirstPersonSmartass; we occasionally see his thoughts, but not the world from his perspective. He gets some of his snark and acid back when around Haruhi, so it's more like he can't bring himself to be sarcastic with Yuki.
*** He's definitely on the way back to his entertaining DeadpanSnarker self in the anime, though he does get a lot more to say while Tomokazu Sugita (and Crispin Freeman) is back to voicing him.
* ArtEvolution: In The artwork becomes more natural as the initial chapters progress, and in earlier chapters, Yuki looked very little like her original counterpart and faces were often disproportionate. Furthermore, it was often nigh impossible quite difficult to distinguish differentiate between Ryoko Ryōko and Tsuruya, particularly in black-and-white. As of black-and-white (here is a comparison between the later chapters, everything looks more natural (compare [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-38763-4/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-1.html this]] first chapter]] and [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-57379-18/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-12.html this]]).
twelfth chapter]]).
* BeachEpisode: Chapter 36.thirty-six (episode fifteen in the anime) follows the Literature Club's visit to Tsuruya's beach house.



** Yuki meets Kyon this way, when she was at the library and too shy to ask for help in getting a library card. He ends up helping her to get one so she could borrow a book.
** Koizumi sticks around Haruhi because when he was the NewTransferStudent, he was somewhat ostracized by his classmates. But Haruhi approached him and treated him differently than everyone else. He tells Kyon that [[spoiler:she doesn't seem romantically interested in him, but he's definitely in love with her. Kyon balks due to how crazy Haruhi seems.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: When Haruhi and Kyon exchange names they sense that they are enemies.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though Ryoko is [[CuteAndPsycho no longer crazy like in the original]], she still emanates that aura from time to time if she catches Yuki and/or Kyon goofing off instead of studying or working.
* BigEater: Yuki's quite the snacker.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Ryoko displays some after changing her mind about tutoring Kyon when he tries to ask Yuki for some help instead. She strong-arms him into allowing her to tutor him instead of Yuki while displaying this look.
* BlindWithoutEm: Yuki is revealed to be almost entirely blind without her glasses; she's barely able to coherently go to the store and back, and she can't recognize Haruhi's face when she finally sees her without her glasses. Sorry, Kyon, but Yuki needs them.
** [[{{Foreshadowing}} Although she has mentioned maybe getting contacts...]]
* BluntYes: When Haruhi and Ryoko are discussing Ryoko's worries about Yuki and Kyon's relationship. Haruhi then follows by saying that their friendship is strong enough to handle it.
-->'''Ryoko''': The more the distance between Nagato-san and Kyon-kun closes, the more it feels like they're moving further from me. And it's just... I hate it. It's lonely. I know, I know. I'm not protecting anyone. It's pure jealousy.
-->'''Haruhi''':''(places a hand on Ryoko's shoulder)'' Ryoko... ''(with a smile)'' Yeah, that's really dumb!
* {{Bookworm}}: Yuki, although nowadays she's starting to put books second to her feelings for Kyon.
** [[spoiler:After the accident, the glasses-less Yuki seems to prefer books over video games.]]
* BoyfriendBluff: [[spoiler:Sasaki]] asks Kyon to pose as her boyfriend, in order to ward off a potential suitor. Kyon, [[spoiler:having heard the other Yuki's confession, refuses, saying after something like that, he doesn't want to go out with Sasaki, even as a lie]].
* ButtMonkey: Kyon is still this to Haruhi even in this universe. While singing some karaoke at the hot springs resort, they stick around for Mikuru's song. But when it's Kyon's turn, he decides to go all-out on it. Unfortunately Haruhi gets bored before he even starts, so she leaves, with the others following her, leaving Kyon to sing by himself. Except for a cleaning lady who was cleaning up the spa room they were in.

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** Kyon and Yuki meets Kyon this way, first meet when she was at the library and too shy timid to ask for help assistance in getting registering for a library card. He ends up helping her to get one so she could borrow a book.
** Koizumi sticks around Haruhi because when he was the NewTransferStudent, he was somewhat ostracized ostracised by his classmates. But However, Haruhi approached him and treated him differently than everyone else. He tells Kyon and so, while he knows that [[spoiler:she [[spoiler:Haruhi doesn't seem romantically interested in him, but he's definitely in love with her. Kyon balks due to how crazy Haruhi seems.]]
her]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: When Haruhi and Kyon exchange names they sense detect hostility from the other from the moment that they are enemies.
exchange names.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though Ryoko is While Ryōko [[CuteAndPsycho no longer crazy like in the original]], lacks her psychotic tendencies]], she still emanates that a frightening aura from time to time if whenever she catches finds Kyon and Yuki and/or Kyon goofing off instead of studying procrastinating or working.
idling.
* BigEater: Yuki's quite the snacker.
fond of snacks and can eat more than her stature suggests.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Ryoko displays some These are visible on Ryōko after changing she changes her mind about tutoring Kyon when he tries to ask Yuki for some help instead. She strong-arms instead, all the while attempting to coerce him into allowing her to tutor him instead of Yuki while displaying this look.
Yuki.
* BlindWithoutEm: Yuki is revealed appears to be almost entirely blind without her glasses; she's barely glasses. Barely able to coherently go walk to the a nearby store and back, and she can't recognize recognise Haruhi's face when she finally sees her without her glasses. Sorry, Kyon, but Yuki needs them.
** [[{{Foreshadowing}} Although she has mentioned maybe getting contacts...]]
glasses.
* BluntYes: When Haruhi and Ryoko Ryōko are discussing Ryoko's Ryōko's worries about Yuki and Kyon's relationship. relationship, Haruhi then follows by saying replies that their friendship is strong enough to handle it.
-->'''Ryoko''': -->'''Ryōko''': The more the distance between Nagato-san and Kyon-kun closes, the more it feels like they're moving further from me. And it's just... I hate it. It's lonely. I know, I know. I'm not protecting anyone. It's pure jealousy.
-->'''Haruhi''':''(places a hand on Ryoko's Ryōko's shoulder)'' Ryoko...Ryōko... ''(with a smile)'' Yeah, that's really dumb!
* {{Bookworm}}: Yuki, although nowadays she's starting to put books second to her feelings for Kyon.
**
Despite being fond of games, Yuki also enjoys reading. [[spoiler:After the accident, the glasses-less alternate Yuki seems to prefer prefers books over video games.]]
games]].
* BoyfriendBluff: [[spoiler:Sasaki]] asks Kyon to pose as her boyfriend, in order to ward off a potential suitor. suitors. Kyon, [[spoiler:having heard the other Yuki's confession, refuses, declines, saying after something like that, he doesn't want to go out with Sasaki, even as a lie]].
* ButtMonkey: Haurhi's machinations leave Kyon is still this to Haruhi on the receiving end even in this universe. While universe; while singing some karaoke at the hot springs resort, they stick around for Mikuru's song. But when it's Kyon's turn, he decides to go all-out on it. Unfortunately Unfortunately, Haruhi gets bored before he even starts, so she leaves, with the leaves. The others following her, leaving Kyon to sing by himself. Except for a cleaning lady who was cleaning up the spa room they were in.



** Yuki to Kyon. The furthest she's been able to get is thanking Kyon for helping her do whatever-was-important-to-her-life.
** Kyon stops being able to talk to Yuki [[spoiler:due to the love confession of her vanished alter-ego. Eventually he finds a way to respond by answering during deafening fireworks.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: For most characters, [[StatusQuoIsGod aggressively averted]]. But a few characters develop slowly, at least in the anime.

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** Yuki to Kyon. The furthest she's been able to get is thanking Kyon for helping her do whatever-was-important-to-her-life.
obtain a library card.
** Kyon stops being able to talk to finds conversation with Yuki [[spoiler:due to the love confession of awkward [[spoiler:following her vanished alter-ego. Eventually alter-ego's love confession. Eventually, he finds a way to respond by answering during deafening fireworks.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: For most characters, [[StatusQuoIsGod aggressively averted]]. But a few characters develop slowly, at least
replies in kind under the anime.din of a fireworks show]].
* CharacterDevelopment:



** Kyon loses some of his ObliviousToLove issues, [[spoiler:especially with the alternate-Yuki.]]
** Haruhi's {{Jerkass}} quotient dramatically decreases over the series.
** Ryoko works through some of her parental tendencies, dramatically chastising herself at times.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Tsuruya is ridiculously physically fit, similar to her character in the other spinoff, Manga/HaruhiChan, mostly for RuleOfFunny in an otherwise down-to-earth AlternateUniverse. She declares a physically-taxing (for other people) hike to be super-easy, hints that she and her family wrestle bears on vacation, and can even bodily throw someone a surprising distance.

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** Kyon loses some of his ObliviousToLove issues, [[spoiler:especially with the alternate-Yuki.]]
alternate Yuki]].
** Haruhi's {{Jerkass}} quotient characteristics dramatically decreases over the series.
** Ryoko works through Ryōko reigns in some of her parental tendencies, dramatically chastising herself at times.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Tsuruya is ridiculously physically fit, similar Similar to her character in the other spinoff, Manga/HaruhiChan, mostly for RuleOfFunny in an otherwise down-to-earth AlternateUniverse.Manga/HaruhiChan Tsuruya is ridiculously fit. She declares a physically-taxing (for other people) hike to be super-easy, hints that she and her family wrestle bears on vacation, and can even bodily throw someone a surprising distance.



* ChristmasEpisode: The first six chapters are all about preparing for and having the club Christmas party.
* CliffHanger: Chapter 25 has a '''really''' nasty one.
** Chapter 26 as well.
* ClingyJealousGirl: A mild version. Yuki becomes distraught whenever it is hinted Kyon ''miiiiight'' be getting with another girl (it really breaks Yuki when she sees Haruhi giving what turns out to be nothing more than obligation chocolate). However, she seems to take it well when Haruhi says she "doesn't dislike" Kyon. [[spoiler:She, however, takes it somewhat harder when Kyon reunites with Sasaki, whom he's known for a long time, but Mikuru reassures her that it's natural to feel that way and gives her advice on how to "recapture" him]].
* ClubStub: Yuki's literature club is initially about to be shut down due to a lack of members. After a talk with Ryoko, Yuki resolves to get the members needed to keep it going.
* ComplimentBackfire: Haruhi can't bear for Yuki to thank her for being roped into Haruhi's scheme to capture Santa.
* CovertPervert: Ryoko.
* CryCute: Ryoko after she's unable to solve a math problem their class hasn't covered yet, while Haruhi's school was already on the subject.
* CuteClumsyGirl: [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-38763-6/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-1.html Yuki shows signs of this]].
** In the anime's OP, when the title appears, Yuki runs in, trips, falls face-down, then picks herself up again.
** Tsuruya claims Mikuru is this, but Mikuru protests it only happens once in a while.
* DareToBeBadass: Ryoko gives a speech like this to Yuki when she hears her club will be closed down, asking if she's willing to do what it takes to protect the club. Ryoko worries she came off too harshly, but Yuki manages to do what is necessary.
* DatePeepers: Two examples in episode 9:
** The first is when Yuki loses a game of old maid, and has to buy drinks and snacks as a penalty. However, it's dark and Kyon doesn't want her going outside alone, so he escorts her. Ryoko, Haruhi, and Koizumi end up tailing the two, when they seemingly embrace for a kiss, causing Ryoko to let out a BigNo. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out to have been a very long ImagineSpot she was having.]]
** Played straight a short while later, when Tsuruya tells Kyon and Yuki about a hidden trail that leads to a spot for stargazing. She had planned on doing this with everyone, but changes her mind after seeing Haruhi and Ryoko both sleeping. [[spoiler:The two girls end up waking up, and tailing after them, though Haruhi claims she just wants to go stargazing.]]
* DaydreamSurprise: It initially appears that Yuki lost the card game and has to go shopping, with Kyon accompanying her. However, it turns out to be Ryoko's daydream, and in reality, Ryoko ends up losing.
* DeadpanSnarker: While downplayed to being more of a StraightMan in the manga, Kyon gradually gets this status back in the anime as it goes on, starting with when he meets Haruhi.
* DeathGlare: Although Ryoko's {{Yandere}} KnifeNut tendencies are gone, she is still capable of scaring the hell out of Kyon and Yuki. Notable in that she does it ''with her eyes shut''. Somehow combines it with BishieSparkle [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-39482-9/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-5.html simultaneously.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Yuki being told that her Literature Club is to be closed for not having enough members.
* DeterioratesIntoGibberish: Yuki is extremely smart, but when attempting to explain how she got her answers, it devolves into this as a parody of the original series' Yuki's reverse-SQL spells. Ryoko refused to let Kyon get tutored by her because he wouldn't of understood anything she said anyway.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Chapter 24 starts off with Kyon and Yuki in the forest, face close-ups showing them both blushing, sweaty, eyes closed, and breathing heavily (even the caption goes, "'''WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!'''"). On the next page, it turns out that the two are just struggling with moving through the forest late at night, trying to find a place Tsuruya mentioned.
* DraggedByTheCollar: Hit the club president over the head hard enough to leave a bump then drag her to the clubroom. This sort of behavior shows how much nicer Ryoko is in this series.

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* ChristmasEpisode: The first six chapters are all about preparing detail preparations for and having the club partaking in a Christmas party.
party in their clubroom.
* CliffHanger: Chapter 25 has a '''really''' nasty one.
** Chapter 26 as well.
The end of volume three leaves the outcome of Yuki's [[spoiler:near-accident]] unknown.
* ClingyJealousGirl: A Yuki represents a mild version. Yuki becomes case, becoming distraught whenever it is hinted she feels that Kyon ''miiiiight'' be getting with is becoming closer to another girl (it really breaks Yuki girl. This is especially noticeable when she she sees Haruhi giving what turns out to be nothing more than obligation chocolate). However, chocolate, although she seems to take it well when Haruhi says she "doesn't dislike" Kyon. [[spoiler:She, however, However, Yuki [[spoiler: takes it somewhat harder when Kyon reunites with Sasaki, whom he's known for a long time, time]], but Mikuru reassures her that it's natural to feel that way and gives way, later giving her advice on how to "recapture" him]].
him.
* ClubStub: Yuki's literature club is initially about to be on the verge of being shut down due to from a lack of members. After a talk with Ryoko, members; Yuki resolves to get attain the members needed sufficient numbers to keep it going.
continue the club's activities after speaking with Ryōko.
* ComplimentBackfire: Haruhi can't bear for Yuki to thank her for being her, after Yuki is roped into Haruhi's scheme to capture Santa.
* CovertPervert: Ryoko.
Santa Claus.
* CryCute: Ryoko after she's unable to solve Ryōko bursts into tears when faced with a math mathematics problem their she cannot solve; her class hasn't had not covered the topic yet, while whereas Haruhi's school was already on the subject.
had.
* CuteClumsyGirl: [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-38763-6/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-1.html Yuki shows signs of this]].
Yuki]] exhibits these traits in both the manga and anime:
** In the anime's OP, when the title appears, opening sequence, Yuki runs in, trips, falls face-down, then picks trips shortly after running in during the title's appearance before picking herself up again.
** Tsuruya claims Mikuru is this, demonstrates these attributes, but Mikuru protests it only happens once in a while.
occasionally.
* DareToBeBadass: Ryoko gives Upon learning that the Literature Club faces closure, Ryōko delivers a speech like this passionate lecture to Yuki when she hears her club will be closed down, Yuki, asking if she's willing to do what it takes to protect the club. Ryoko Despite her worries she came off about coming across as being too harshly, but harsh, Yuki manages gains the courage to do what is necessary.
find more members.
* DatePeepers: Two examples in The ninth episode 9:
** The first is when
offers two instances:
**After
Yuki loses a game of in old maid, and has she's asked to buy drinks and snacks as a penalty. However, Kyon decides to escort her, provided that it's dark and Kyon doesn't want her going outside alone, so he escorts her. Ryoko, outside. Ryōko, Haruhi, and Koizumi end up tailing the two, when they two. They watch as Kyon and Yuki seemingly embrace for a kiss, causing Ryoko Ryōko to let out a BigNo. [[spoiler:Subverted when This is [[spoiler:subverted, as it turns out to have been a very long ImagineSpot she was having.]]
having]].
** Played However, the trope is played straight a short while later, when moments later. Tsuruya tells Kyon and Yuki about originally intended to bring everyone up a hidden trail that leads to a quiet spot for stargazing. She had planned on doing this with everyone, stargazing, but changes her mind after upon seeing Ryōko and Haruhi sleeping, she suggests that Kyon and Yuki go together. Both [[spoiler: Haruhi and Ryoko both sleeping. [[spoiler:The two girls end Ryōko wind up waking up, awakening and tailing after them, promptly tail the couple, though Haruhi claims she just wants to go stargazing.]]
* DaydreamSurprise: It initially appears that Yuki lost the card game and has to go shopping, with Kyon accompanying her. However, it turns out to be Ryoko's Ryōko's daydream, and in reality, Ryoko Ryōko ends up losing.
* DeadpanSnarker: While downplayed to being more of Although Kyon is a StraightMan in the manga, Kyon series' beginning, his interactions with Haruhi gradually gets brings out this status back in the anime side of him as it goes on, starting with when he meets Haruhi.
time progresses.
* DeathGlare: Although Ryoko's Ryōko's {{Yandere}} KnifeNut tendencies disposition are gone, absent, but she is still nonetheless quite capable of scaring the hell out of Kyon frightening Yuki and Yuki. Notable in that she does it ''with Kyon. On several instances, she's able to do so with her eyes shut''. Somehow combines it closed, in conjunction with BishieSparkle the [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-39482-9/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-5.html simultaneously.]]
]in conjunction with the]] BishieSparkle.
* DespairEventHorizon: Yuki becomes melancholy after being told that her the Literature Club is to be closed for not having enough on account of lacking a sufficient number of members.
* DeterioratesIntoGibberish: Yuki is extremely smart, but when attempting to explain how she got Despite her answers, it devolves into this as a parody of the original series' exceptional intellect, Yuki's reverse-SQL spells. Ryoko refused explanations for how she reaches a solution are incoherent to let Kyon get tutored by her because most everyone. As such, Ryōko refuses to allow Yuki to tutor Kyon; he wouldn't of likely would not have understood anything she said anyway.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Chapter 24 starts off with Kyon and Yuki in the forest, face close-ups showing them both blushing, sweaty, eyes closed, and breathing heavily (even the caption goes, "'''WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!'''"). On the next page, it turns out that the two are just struggling with moving through the forest late at night, trying to find a place Tsuruya mentioned.
Yuki's explanations.
* DraggedByTheCollar: Hit the club president over the head hard enough Ryōko resorts to leave a bump then drag her these means to move Yuki to the clubroom. This sort of behavior shows how much nicer Ryoko is in this series.clubroom after classes end for the day during the first episode.



** Tsuruya does this once... by throwing Mikuru, breasts-first, at Kyon's head. No one was very amused apart from her. And possibly Haruhi.
** Haruhi does a variation of one, by popping out of a snow covered bush at the park that Yuki and Kyon were walking by. She then forces them to take her someplace she could warm up at.
** Kyon's sister does this to Kyon as punishment for initially not taking her along to the beach.
* EmotionlessGirl: [[spoiler:Chapter 26 has Yuki acting like this instead of her usual self. It turns out that she's trying very hard to cover up her identity amnesia (see below) but doesn't really know how to act like the original Yuki. She remains very low-key even as she grows into her "new" life but notably still falls in love with Kyon and ''tells him''.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone except Kyon can see Yuki's feelings for him.
** MythologyGag, since this is almost exactly how things are in the original series Kyon and Haruhi (see ObliviousToLove).
** Likewise, everyone but Haruhi knows [[spoiler:Koizumi is crushing on her]].
* EvolvingCredits: In the anime version, the credits show scenes of Yuki interacting with all the major characters. [[spoiler:During the 'Disappearance' arc, the characters are all cast in colored silhouettes, with a second Yuki 'watching' them near the end; this signifies how the other Yuki doesn't consider these memories as her own.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Chapter 2 sees Kyon join the girls for supper. In the middle of conversation, though, Yuki spills all over her shirt, and briefly struggles with Ryoko pulling it off... until they realize Kyon's still there, and he just got half an eyeful.
** Chapter 22 takes place at a [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Spring]]. You do the math.
** And the BeachEpisode in chapter 36. Though oddly the full-color [[SplashPanel two-page spread]] of all the girls in bikinis came a couple chapters earlier when everyone was instead planning for Tanabata.
** MsFanservice: Mikuru gets a measure of this in the anime.

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** Tsuruya does this once... by throwing throws Mikuru, breasts-first, at Kyon's head. No one was very amused apart from her. And possibly Haruhi.
head.
** Haruhi does a variation of one, by popping pops out of a snow covered bush at the park that while Yuki and Kyon were are walking by. She then forces them by, subsequently ordering Kyon to take bring her someplace she could warm up at.
somewhere warm.
** Kyon's sister does this to Kyon as punishment for initially not taking inviting her along to the beach.
beach with his friends.
* EmotionlessGirl: [[spoiler:Chapter 26 has Yuki acting like acts in this instead of manner during chapter twenty-six to [[spoiler: conceal her usual self. It turns out that she's trying very hard to cover up her identity amnesia (see below) but doesn't really know dysmnesia after a near-accident. Despite lacking the knowledge of how to act like behave as the original Yuki. She remains very Yuki did, she manages to remain low-key even as she grows into her "new" life but notably still and eventually falls in love with Kyon]].
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Yuki's feelings for Kyon are noticed by most everyone, save Kyon himself.
** This is a MythologyGag, bearing resemblance to the situation seen in the original series with
Kyon and ''tells him''.Haruhi.
** Similarly, everyone but Haruhi knows that [[spoiler:Koizumi is crushing on her]].
* EvolvingCredits: In the anime, the ending credits show scenes of Yuki interacting with all the major characters. During the [[spoiler: "Disappearance" arc, the characters are all cast in colored silhouettes. A second is seen Yuki observing them near the end, mirroring how the other Yuki doesn't consider these memories as her own.
]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone except {{Fanservice}}:
** When
Kyon can see Yuki's feelings for him.
** MythologyGag, since this is almost exactly how things are in the original series Kyon
joins Ryōko and Haruhi (see ObliviousToLove).
** Likewise, everyone but Haruhi knows [[spoiler:Koizumi is crushing on her]].
* EvolvingCredits: In the anime version, the credits show scenes of
Yuki interacting with all the major characters. [[spoiler:During the 'Disappearance' arc, the characters are all cast in colored silhouettes, with a second Yuki 'watching' them near the end; this signifies how the other Yuki doesn't consider these memories as her own.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Chapter 2 sees Kyon join the girls
for supper. In the middle of conversation, though, dinner during chapter two, Yuki spills all over food down her shirt, shirt mid-conversation and briefly struggles with Ryoko Ryōko in pulling it off... until off. They promptly stop when they realize realise Kyon's still there, and but not before he just got gets half an eyeful.
eyeful of Yuki's navel.
** Chapter 22 twenty-two takes place at a [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Spring]]. You do the math.
** And the BeachEpisode in
Spring]], and chapter 36. Though oddly thirty-six is a BeachEpisode, so such moments are par the full-color course during these chapters (and their corresponding episodes in the anime).
** In the manga,
[[SplashPanel two-page spread]] of all the girls in bikinis came is found a couple chapters earlier when earlier, while everyone was instead is planning for Tanabata.
** MsFanservice: Mikuru gets a measure of fulfils this role more prominently in the anime.



** Tsuruya throws Mikuru at Kyon in chapter 16 to give her a DynamicEntry. The result is a MarshmallowHell.
** Kyon is subjected to this by Haruhi in episode 3, who tosses him into Tsuruya in order to distract her so the former could "kidnap" Mikuru.
* FunbagAirbag: Kyon is subjected to this after Tsurya tosses Mikuru at him in order to make a DynamicEntry.
* GainaxEnding: The finale makes sure not to resolve anything or develop anyone. Kyon finally works up the courage to confess, but the plot arranges contrived circumstances to drive it to StatusQuoIsGod.
* GamerChick: Yuki, in a trait stolen from ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', which took this from original-series-Yuki's enjoyment of ''Day of Sagittarius''. [[spoiler:The glasses-less Yuki, however, prefers books to games.]]
* GenreSavvy: Haruhi, naturally, to the point of doing ominous foreshadowing over a heartwarming moment at one point
* GoneHorriblyRight: Ryoko's reaction to Kyon and Yuki's growing closeness.
* GoodMorningCrono: After the prologue, the first scene is of Ryoko having to wake Yuki.
* GotVolunteered: Kyon is made a member of the [[InstantFanClub "Mikuru Fan Club"]], something he was never told about. Especially after Tsuruya gives him his official membership card with a picture that looks like it was taken in secret.
* HarshWordImpact: When the below occurs.
* HeadbuttOfLove: [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-38764-16/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-2.html Between Yuki and Ryoko here,]] [[HeartwarmingMoment heartwarmingly.]]
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Yuki pulls this with Kyon when Haruhi questions their relationship. Unfortunately, she takes it too far, declaring him a complete stranger (to Kyon's chagrin). Eventually she settles with "friends".
** Haruhi bemoans having to constantly explain that Koizumi isn't her boyfriend, too. She genuinely doesn't feel anything other than friendship for him, though. [[spoiler:Koizumi wishes it were different.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: PlayedForLaughs in chapter 10/episode 3, when Haruhi "sacrifices" Koizumi and Kyon to Tsuruya in order to kidnap Mikuru. The two guys are easily "defeated", and as the latter prepares to attack Haruhi, she's stopped by a teacher who says jumping down a flight of stairs is risky, and proceeds to scold her. Meanwhile Haruhi uses this opportunity to "steal" Mikuru away to the Literature club.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Yuki and Ryoko; Ryoko is Yuki's neighbor, but visits Yuki's place so often and minds over so many aspects of her life they might as well be related.
** Similarly, Tsuruya and Mikuru, who are always seen together.
** Kyon and Haruhi seem to be moving into [[PlatonicLifePartners the opposite-sex version]]. They have elements of their [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike odd connection]] from the original, in that she opens up to him more than almost anyone else, but it seems to be more of a VitriolicBestBuds thing than romantic.

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** Tsuruya throws Mikuru at Kyon in chapter 16 sixteen to give her a DynamicEntry. The result is a MarshmallowHell.
DynamicEntry.
** Kyon is subjected to this by Haruhi in uses Kyon as a distraction, throwing him at Tsuruya during episode 3, who tosses him into Tsuruya three in order to distract her so the former could "kidnap" Mikuru.
* FunbagAirbag: Kyon is subjected to this after Tsurya tosses Mikuru at him in order to make a the aforementioned DynamicEntry.
* GainaxEnding: The finale makes sure not to resolve anything or develop anyone. Kyon finally works up the courage to confess, but the plot arranges contrived circumstances to drive it to StatusQuoIsGod.
*
GamerChick: Yuki, Yuki retains her interest in a video games; this trait stolen was is seen in Yuki's ''Manga/HaruhiChan'' incarnation (in turn originally derived from ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', which took this from original-series-Yuki's the original Yuki's apparent enjoyment of ''Day of Sagittarius''. [[spoiler:The glasses-less Yuki, however, Sagittarius''). Conversely, the [[spoiler: alternate Yuki prefers books to games.]]
* GenreSavvy: Haruhi, naturally, to the point of doing ominous foreshadowing
over a heartwarming moment at one point
games]].
* GoneHorriblyRight: Ryoko's reaction Ryōko becomes uneasy in response to Kyon and Yuki's growing closeness.
* GoodMorningCrono: After the prologue, the The first scene is of Ryoko having to wake Yuki.
involves Ryōko waking a sleeping Yuki in a painful fashion.
* GotVolunteered: Kyon is was made a member of the [[InstantFanClub "Mikuru Fan Club"]], something he was never told about. Especially after Tsuruya gives him Club"]] without his official knowledge, complete with a membership card with bearing a picture photograph of him that looks like it was taken in secret.
* HarshWordImpact: When the below occurs.
likely clandestinely taken.
* HeadbuttOfLove: [[http://www.mangareader.net/985-38764-16/nagato-yuki-chan-no-shoushitsu/chapter-2.html Between Yuki and Ryoko here,]] Ryōko]] share a [[HeartwarmingMoment heartwarmingly.]]
heartwarming]] moment after Ryōko promises to help realise Yuki's desire to host a Christmas party in their clubroom.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Boyfriend]]:
**
Yuki pulls replies in this with Kyon when manner after Haruhi questions their relationship. her relationship with Kyon. Unfortunately, she takes it too far, declaring him a complete stranger (to Kyon's chagrin). Eventually she settles with "friends".chagrin), but later consents that they are friends.
** Haruhi bemoans having to constantly explain that Koizumi isn't her boyfriend, too. She genuinely doesn't feel view him anything other as more than friendship for him, though. a friend, even though [[spoiler:Koizumi wishes it things were different.]]
different]].
* HeroicSacrifice: This is PlayedForLaughs in during chapter 10/episode 3, ten (episode three in the anime), when Haruhi "sacrifices" Koizumi and Kyon to Tsuruya in order to kidnap Mikuru. The two guys are easily "defeated", and as the latter Tsuruya prepares to attack Haruhi, she's stopped by a teacher who says jumping down a flight of stairs is risky, and proceeds to scold her. Meanwhile risky. While Tsuruya is being lectured, Haruhi uses this opportunity to "steal" Mikuru away to the Literature club.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Yuki and Ryoko; Ryoko Ryōko is Yuki's neighbor, but visits Yuki's place so often and minds over so many aspects of her life that they might as well be related.
**
related. Similarly, Tsuruya and Mikuru, who Mikuru are always seen together.
together, with Tsuruya regarding herself as Mikuru's guardian.
** Kyon and Haruhi seem to be moving into [[PlatonicLifePartners the opposite-sex version]]. They have elements of their [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike odd connection]] from the original, original series, in that she opens up to him more than almost anyone else, but it seems to be more of a VitriolicBestBuds thing than romantic.



* HotSpringsEpisode: Episodes 7-9 in the anime, and the corresponding chapters in the manga.
* HotTeacher: Ryoko changes into this type of outfit when tutoring Kyon. He immediately wonders why she changed her clothes.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Ryoko essentially turns into this. She's not only TheAce at school and housework, but she helps Yuki out quite a bit, and gives her encouragement when the latter is feeling down. [[spoiler:She's still no match for the advanced math studies at Koyouen though, and eventually gives up on a textbook problem that Haruhi goads her into trying to solve.]]
* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoiler:Yuki suffers from this after her accident in Chapter 25. While she still retains her memories, she no longer recognizes them as her own and is effectively [[EmotionlessGirl a completely different person]].]] Handled extremely seriously as [[spoiler:the others try to grapple with what it means to treat the "new" Yuki as a distinct person, who fears being regarded as just a sickness waiting to go away when for her being "cured" sounds frighteningly like ''death''.]]

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* HotSpringsEpisode: Episodes 7-9 seven to nine in the anime, and anime (and the corresponding chapters in the manga.
manga) follow the group as they vacation at a hot springs.
* HotTeacher: Ryoko Ryōko changes into this type of outfit when a suit while tutoring Kyon. He immediately wonders Kyon, prompting him to wonder why she changed her clothes.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Ryoko essentially turns into this. She's not only TheAce at Ryōko is [[TheAce exceptionally skilled]] with school and housework, but she helps further finding the time to help Yuki out quite a bit, out, and gives her encouragement when the latter is feeling down. [[spoiler:She's still no match for the advanced math studies at Koyouen though, and However, her abilities have their limits: [[spoiler:she eventually gives up on a textbook problem that Haruhi goads her into trying to solve.]]
solve]].
* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoiler:Yuki After her [[spoiler: near-accident during chapter twenty-five, Yuki suffers from this after her accident in Chapter 25. temporary dysmnesia. While she still retains her memories, she no longer recognizes recognises them as her own and is effectively [[EmotionlessGirl a completely different person]].]] Handled extremely seriously person]]]]. This aspect is treated quite seriously, as [[spoiler:the others try her friends [[spoiler: come to grapple terms with what it means how to treat best interact with the "new" alternate Yuki as a distinct person, who fears being regarded as just a sickness waiting to go away when for her being "cured" sounds frighteningly like ''death''.]]similar to death]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tsuruya. She harasses Kyon a lot for "two-timing" on Mikuru, and generally enjoys extracting whatever entertainment she can from others. Despite that, she also helps with the literature club's Christmas party, shares her family's discount at a hot springs and hotel, and hosts everyone at her family's villa and private beach during summer vacation.
* JustFriends: [[spoiler:Haruhi and Koizumi. She was the only one who gave him the time of day as a transfer student locked out of everyone else's cliques, and eventually he fell in love with her.]]
* LastNameBasis: Fairly common; Yuki and Ryoko, despite being long-time friends, typically call each other "Asakura-san" and "Nagato-san," respectively.
* LighterAndSofter: Naturally, being a SliceOfLife romantic comedy.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler: Attempted, but frequently sabotaged.]]
** [[spoiler:DyingDeclarationOfLove]]: [[spoiler:Yuki's alternate personality (see Identity Amnesia, above) finally manages to say it, but she knew she was reintegrating with Yuki's original identity, dying as a distinct persona.]]
* LoveTriangle: Hinted to be taking this direction; Haruhi supports Yuki's feelings for Kyon wholeheartedly, but there have been hints of her feelings for Kyon. Recently, it seemed chemistry was starting to bloom when Kyon pulls Haruhi out of the river, and she starts to feel something strange when Kyon pulls a John Smith-esque line. Then there's the Valentine's Day incident where Yuki walks in on Haruhi giving Kyon (obligation) chocolate. It's eventually clarified when Haruhi explains that she does feel a little bit of affection towards Kyon, stating that she "doesn't dislike him" to Yuki.
** Even early on Yuki saw Haruhi as a rival to be emulated, even in impossible things like having a ponytail.
** Later on there is effectively one involving Kyon, Yuki, and [[spoiler:Yuki's amnesiac alternate personality]]. Specifically, [[spoiler:alternate-Yuki actually confesses to Kyon just before Yuki's original identity reasserts itself, and as a result Kyon has finally wised up. Only Kyon is terribly conflicted over whether he's honestly attracted to Yuki, or if she's just a stand-in for the now-faded alternate identity that managed to steal his heart during her brief life.]]
* MeaningfulName: The Vanishing Of Nagato Yuki-chan [[spoiler:refers to Nagato [[NotHimself disassociating from her memories]] after nearly being hit by a car and her original, cheerful personality temporarily "vanishing".]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Yuki; this is the Disappearance-verse after all.
* MistakenForGay: When Mikuru tries to cheer Yuki on about giving chocolate to Kyon by saying that she'd be glad to get chocolate from Yuki if she were male, it comes out sounding like a LoveConfession. Yuki understands the good intent regardless, but Tsuruya and Ryoko immediately tease Mikuru about it.
* MomentKiller:
** Goddamn it, Tsuruya.
** Kyon's sister gets in on the act once or twice, too.
** Ryoko blows a big one for Yuki accidentally during Christmas when she opens the window to watch the snowfall while the two are outside alone. Once she realizes it however, she does at least leave the scene, though the damage is done by that point. She does it again in episode 6 during a NotWhatItLooksLike moment, entering the club room while Kyon and Yuki are supposedly hugging, which happened because Kyon took her game away to tease her a little.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Studying in Chapter 18. ''Really.'' Yuki's studying explanations are even treated like a DangerousForbiddenTechnique.
* MyBelovedSmother: Ryouko is sometimes suggested to be like this to Yuki.
* MythologyGag: Loads.
** Haruhi attempts to recreate the "I am here" message to aliens on the field. Since Kyon doesn't know her, she doesn't run into him - and instead winds up getting ''Yuki'' to do it!
** Sitting in the same exact position, Kyon responds to Haruhi's question "Do you think kappas really exist?" with a "Dunno. Maybe they do." This mirrors the Haruhi and "John Smith" conversation.
** A flashback is shown to an alternate version of the [[spoiler: John Smith scene. Kyon, of course, does not remember.]]
** Mikuru has a star-shaped mole on her chest. Guess who knows about it? Tsuruya...wait, what?
** Like in ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', Mori happens to be a gym teacher.
** Yuki offers Kyon the club signup sheet in the same manner she was illustrated in the light novels.
** Haruhi's [[TheReveal big reveal]] about her 'ambitions' is featured, but in altogether different circumstances.
** Haruhi dressing up in Kyon's sports uniform so as not to stand out in North High - even down to Kyon asking her to do her hair up in a ponytail.
** When Yuki gives a confusing explanation for a math problem, Ryoko says "It's like she's speaking some kind of alien language," referencing how Yuki's gibberish sounds exactly like the original Yuki's reverse-SQL spells.
** During the Anime's version of the [[HotSpringsEpisode Literature Club field trip]], after bathing in the onsen Haruhi declares it to be the 15,498th Ping-Pong meet, referencing the number of repetitions quoted in the Endless Eight arc.
** Some of the wishes written for Tanabata sound pretty familiar as well.
** Ryouko mentions that if she explodes of tension and stress... she would get a knife and ''probably'' kill Kyon.
** Just when the gang goes to a private beach, Koizumi mentions a certain [[spoiler:prank]] incident that happened in ''Remote Island Syndrome''. In fact, there are other events paralleling this story as well.
** Chapter 38 begins with [[GroundhogDayLoop a familiar scene concerning a (not-as-dramatic) declaration of not having done one's summer homework.]] Thankfully, there's no [[MemeticMutation entering endless recursions of time]] here.
** The discussion of what everyone did for last year's SchoolFestival in chapter 41: Yuki was a fortune-teller, while Haruhi wrote, filmed, and directed her own movie, with Koizumi as the star. Unfortunately, she got bored and shelved it once it got into post-production. Haruhi and Tsuruya also filled in for absent members of a band at North High's festival.
*** The movie's plot sounds strangely familiar too: mysterious transfer student Koizumi awakens to his PsychicPowers and uses them to fight giant monsters.
** About half the things in the opening are this to the original series' first ending. Similar title structure, shared lyrics, the fact that there are solo versions for each singer...
*** Another Hare Hare Yukai callback is in the anime's first episode -- Ryoko is humming it while the audience gets a glimpse of her insane knife skills (while cooking).
** One of Ryoko's character songs is called "LOVE EDITION", mirroring one of her original songs, "COOL EDITION".
** Episode 10 is titled "Someday in the Rain", shared with the main series' first season finale.
** Kyon's sister tries to sneak along to Kyon's trip to the beach. Where did she hide? His duffle bag. After he discovers her, she immediately dropkicks him like she did in ''Manga/HaruhiChan''.
** The first opening of the main series, "Bouken Desho, Desho?", is hummed by Haruhi in the final episode.
** The final episode mirrors Endless Eight's plot. [[spoiler:TheStinger even reveals Kyon forgot to do his summer homework!]]
** Yuki fondly remembers Kyon helping her get a library card, as he did in the series, but in a manner that was closer to the post-credit clip from the Disappearance movie.
* NoAntagonist: With a lack of [[AliensAreBastards bastard-like aliens]], [[EldritchAbomination amoral data entities]], and [[ThePsychoRangers rival time-travelers and espers]], very little stands in the way of Yuki achieving her ultimate desires ([[CanNotSpitItOut except herself]], that is).
* NormalFishInATinyPond: Ryoko is a good student at North High, but she's completely unable to do some of the problems Koyouen students can do.
* NotAMorningPerson: Ryoko regularly has to push Yuki through her morning routine to make sure the latter is ready for school on time.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tsuruya. She harasses Despite frequently harassing Kyon a lot for "two-timing" on Mikuru, Mikuru and generally enjoys enjoying extracting whatever entertainment she can from others. Despite that, she others, Tsuruya also helps with the literature club's Christmas party, shares her family's discount at a hot springs and hotel, and hosts everyone at her family's villa and private beach during summer vacation.
* JustFriends: [[spoiler:Haruhi and Koizumi. She Koizumi are merely friends; she befriended him while he was the only one who gave him the time of day as adjusting to a transfer student locked out of everyone else's cliques, new school, and eventually he he, fell in love with her.]]
her]].
* LastNameBasis: Fairly common; Yuki and Ryoko, despite Despite being long-time friends, Yuki and Ryōko typically call each other "Asakura-san" and "Nagato-san," respectively.
by their given names.
* LighterAndSofter: Naturally, being As it is a SliceOfLife romantic comedy.
comedy, the atmosphere in ''The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-chan'' is much more relaxed relative to that of the original series.
* LoveConfession: While attempts are quite frequent, circumstances constantly cause [[spoiler: Attempted, but frequently sabotaged.]]
** [[spoiler:DyingDeclarationOfLove]]: [[spoiler:Yuki's
them to fail]]. The most poignant instance [[spoiler:occurs with Yuki's alternate personality (see Identity Amnesia, above) finally manages to say it, but making her feelings known. However, she knew does so with the knowledge that she'll [[DyingDeclarationOfLove cease to exist]] once she was reintegrating fully reintegrates with Yuki's original identity, dying as a distinct persona.]]
identity]].
* LoveTriangle: Hinted to be taking this direction; Elements of a love triangle are gradually appearing.
**
Haruhi supports Yuki's feelings for Kyon wholeheartedly, but there have been hints of her feelings for Kyon. Recently, it seemed chemistry was starting to bloom when after Kyon pulls Haruhi out of the river, and she starts to feel something strange when Kyon pulls a John Smith-esque line. Then there's the Valentine's Day incident where Later, Yuki walks in on Haruhi giving Kyon (obligation) chocolate. It's eventually clarified when chocolate during Valentines' Day, where Haruhi explains that she does feel a little bit of affection towards Kyon, stating that she "doesn't dislike him" to Yuki.
** Even early on Early on, Yuki saw Haruhi as a rival to be emulated, even in impossible things like having a ponytail.
** Later on there is effectively one During the "Disappearance Arc", a love triangle materialises, involving Kyon, Yuki, and [[spoiler:Yuki's amnesiac alternate personality]]. Specifically, [[spoiler:alternate-Yuki actually confesses to Kyon just before Yuki's original identity reasserts itself, and as a result reawakens, clarifying her feelings to Kyon. However, Kyon has finally wised up. Only Kyon is terribly becomes conflicted over as to whether he's honestly attracted to Yuki, or if she's just a stand-in for the now-faded alternate identity that managed to steal his heart during her brief life.]]
life]].
* MeaningfulName: The Vanishing Of Nagato Yuki-chan [[spoiler:refers to Nagato [[NotHimself disassociating from her memories]] after nearly being hit by a car and her original, cheerful personality temporarily "vanishing".]]
"vanishing"]]..
* {{Meganekko}}: Yuki; this Yuki is the Disappearance-verse after all.
only member of the main cast to sport a pair of her glasses.
* MistakenForGay: When Mikuru tries Mikuru's efforts to cheer Yuki on about rally Yuki's courage in giving chocolate to Kyon by saying her Valentine's Day Chocolate results in some misunderstanding: she states that she'd be glad to get chocolate from Yuki if she were male, it comes out sounding like a LoveConfession. and while Yuki understands the good intent regardless, but is aware of what she means, Tsuruya and Ryoko immediately Ryōko view it as a LoveConfession and proceed to tease Mikuru about it.
* MomentKiller:
** Goddamn it, Tsuruya.
**
MomentKiller: Tsuruya, Kyon's sister gets in on the act once or twice, too.
and Ryōko have a propensity of ruining such moments.
** Ryoko blows a big one In particular, Ryōko unintentionally ruins things for Yuki accidentally during the Christmas party, when she opens the window to watch the snowfall while the two are outside alone. Once she realizes it however, she does at least leave the scene, though the damage is done by that point. She does it again alone.
** Ryōko also walks
in episode 6 during a NotWhatItLooksLike moment, entering to the club room while on Kyon and Yuki are supposedly hugging, which happened because [[NotWhatItLooksLike Kyon took her game away to tease her a little.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Studying in Chapter 18. ''Really.'' Yuki's studying explanations are even treated like a DangerousForbiddenTechnique.
little]].
* MyBelovedSmother: Ryouko is Ryōko sometimes suggested to be like acts in this to manner towards Yuki.
* MythologyGag: Loads.
Numerous references to ''The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi'' are made:
** Haruhi attempts to recreate the "I am here" message to aliens on the field. Since Kyon doesn't know her, she doesn't run into him - and him, instead winds up getting ''Yuki'' asking Yuki to do it!
write said message.
** Sitting in the same exact position, Kyon responds to Haruhi's question "Do you think kappas really exist?" with a "Dunno. Maybe they do." This mirrors the Haruhi and "John Smith" conversation.
** A flashback is shown to an alternate version of the [[spoiler: John Smith scene. Kyon, of course, scene, although Kyon does not remember.]]
remember]].
** Mikuru has a star-shaped mole on her chest. Guess who knows about it? Tsuruya...wait, what?
chest, and only Tsuruya is aware of this.
** Like in ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', Mori happens to be a gym teacher.
is the physical education instructor.
** Yuki offers Kyon the club signup sheet in the same manner as she was illustrated had in the light novels.
** Haruhi's [[TheReveal big reveal]] about her 'ambitions' "ambitions" is featured, but in altogether albeit under different circumstances.
** Haruhi dressing dresses up in Kyon's sports uniform so as not to stand out in North High - High; Kyon even down to Kyon asking asks her to do her hair up in a ponytail.
** When Yuki gives a confusing explanation for a math problem, Ryoko Ryōko says "It's like she's speaking some kind of alien language," referencing how Yuki's gibberish sounds exactly like the original Yuki's reverse-SQL spells.
incantations.
** During the Anime's version of the [[HotSpringsEpisode Literature Club field trip]], after bathing in the onsen onsen, Haruhi declares it to be the 15,498th Ping-Pong meet, referencing the number of repetitions quoted in the Endless Eight arc.
** Some of the wishes written for Tanabata sound pretty familiar as well.
are similar to those from 'The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi''.
** Ryouko Ryōko mentions that if she explodes of tension and stress... succumbs to stress, she would get a just might knife and ''probably'' kill Kyon.
** Just when the gang goes to a private beach, Koizumi mentions a certain [[spoiler:prank]] incident that happened in ''Remote Island Syndrome''. In fact, there are other events paralleling this story as well.
** Chapter 38 thirty-eight begins with [[GroundhogDayLoop a familiar scene concerning a (not-as-dramatic) declaration of not having done one's summer homework.]] Thankfully, there's homework]], although this time, there is no [[MemeticMutation entering endless recursions of time]] here.
time]].
** The discussion of what everyone did for last Everyone's roles during the previous year's SchoolFestival in chapter 41: forty-one are call-backs to the original series: Yuki was a fortune-teller, while Haruhi wrote, filmed, and directed her own movie, with Koizumi as the star. Unfortunately, she got bored and shelved it once it got into post-production. In said movie, mysterious transfer student Koizumi awakens to his PsychicPowers and uses them to fight giant monsters. Haruhi and Tsuruya also filled in for absent members of a band at North High's festival.
*** The movie's plot sounds strangely familiar too: mysterious transfer student Koizumi awakens to his PsychicPowers and uses them to fight giant monsters.
** About half the things in the opening are this to the original series' first ending. Similar title structure, shared lyrics, the fact that there are solo versions for each singer...
*** Another
**Ryōko is seen humming Hare Hare Yukai callback is in the anime's first episode -- Ryoko is humming it while the audience gets a glimpse of her insane knife skills (while cooking).
** One of Ryoko's Ryōko's character songs is called "LOVE EDITION", mirroring one of her original songs, "COOL EDITION".
** Episode 10 ten is titled "Someday in the Rain", shared with the main series' first season finale.
** Kyon's sister tries to sneak along to Kyon's trip to the beach. Where did she hide? His beach, hiding in his duffle bag. After he discovers her, she immediately bag and dropkicks him like she did in ''Manga/HaruhiChan''.
''Manga/HaruhiChan'' upon being discovered.
** The Haruhi hums "Bouken Desho, Desho?" (the first opening of the main series, "Bouken Desho, Desho?", is hummed by Haruhi in series) during the final episode.
** The final episode mirrors Endless Eight's plot. [[spoiler:TheStinger plot, and [[spoiler: it turns out that [[TheStinger Kyon even reveals Kyon forgot to do his summer homework!]]
homework]].
** Yuki fondly remembers Kyon helping her get a library card, as he did in the series, but in a manner that was closer to the post-credit clip post-credits scene from the Disappearance movie.
* NoAntagonist: With a lack of [[AliensAreBastards bastard-like aliens]], [[EldritchAbomination amoral data entities]], and [[ThePsychoRangers rival time-travelers and espers]], very little stands in the way of Yuki achieving her ultimate desires ([[CanNotSpitItOut except herself]], that is).
wish to become closer to Kyon, barring [[CanNotSpitItOut herself]].
* NormalFishInATinyPond: Ryoko Ryōko is a good student at North High, but she's completely unable to do some of blown away by the math problems Koyouen students can do.
routinely solve.
* NotAMorningPerson: Ryoko Ryōko regularly has to push Yuki through her morning routine to make sure the latter is ready for school on time.



** ''Squared''. First, Yuki walks in on Haruhi giving Kyon chocolate on Valentine's Day, throws away the chocolate ''she'' had been planning to give him, and runs out of the clubroom at full speed. Turns out [[spoiler:Haruhi's is just obligation chocolate, identical to what she then gives Koizumi]]. Then it turns out that [[spoiler:Yuki left out of consideration, and meant to present hers later - she's quite alarmed to discover she ''dropped'' hers]].
** When Kyon asks Ryoko for some tutoring, she tells him that relying on her right away is bad. He then decides to ask Yuki instead, prompting Ryoko to immediately change her mind about the tutoring. When he points out her initial refusal, she strong-arms him into agreeing. Yuki, meanwhile, has an ImagineSpot and thinks the two are secretly sharing a romantic moment, before rationalizing it as NotWhatItLooksLike... just not the NotWhatItLooksLike [[WrongGenreSavvy that actually happened]].
** Ryoko walks into the club room while Kyon and Yuki are supposedly hugging. She then slowly backs out of the room and closes the door. In reality Kyon took Yuki's game away, then jokingly kept it out of reach while she attempted to get it back, bumping into him in the process. A moment later he feeds Yuki a little bit of his food to make up for teasing her, and Ryoko once again walks in on it. She hilariously tries to exit the same way she did the first time.
* ObliviousToLove: Kyon, who isn't all too aware of Yuki's feelings due to the fact Yuki CannotSpitItOut. Or is he...?
** Doubles as a bit of a MythologyGag, since Kyon is infamously (and perhaps intentionally) oblivious to Haruhi's affections for him in the original (despite even having it ''[[EveryoneCanSeeIt pointed out]]'' to him on several occasions by others, notably Koizumi (which might go some way to explaining his reluctance to acknowledge it, admittedly)). It's slightly different there though since Kyon essentially wants to hate Haruhi for her [[JerkAss behaviour]] towards him and others yet finds himself attracted to her anyway (or so anyone with half a brain can infer despite his [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable narration]]), whereas here he clearly has no problem with Yuki, he's just terminally oblivious (possibly a case of ContractualGenreBlindness; Kyon has always been pretty GenreSavvy, after all, and now that he's the male protagonist in a romantic comedy with an incredibly shy heroine...).
*** There's also the theory that Kyon has retained some degree of his Genre Savvyness and what he's actually doing is waiting for Yuki to up and tell him herself. Several scenes show that he likes Yuki a lot but like Ryoko wishes she were more assertive.
* {{Otaku}}: This ''is'' the artist of ''Haruhi-chan'', after all; it's not as extreme as the other, however. Yuki does at least sneak some video games in bed.
** And often winds up playing them into the morning hours, to Ryoko's displeasure.
* ParentalAbandonment: Ryoko's parents are working overseas, and we never hear anything about Yuki's except when a doctor mentions their absence in passing. Ryoko does almost all the shopping and cooking for Yuki, and probably a fair amount of the cleaning.
* ProductPlacement: Kyon, his sister, and Yuki play Monster Hunter-like game on the Nintendo 3DS. In the anime, this changes to Yuki's love of playing visual novels on her PlayStation Vita.
* RealPlaceBackground: In line with the original series, the anime offers a faithful depiction of the town of Nishinomiya. Many landmarks are even shown in their renovated state, which would imply that [[FridgeLogic the main characters have been attending high school for at least 9 years already]].
* RecycledSoundtrack: The soundtrack from the original show is used quite heavily, especially in scenes with Haruhi, giving a strong sense of reminiscence.
* TheReveal: Haruhi's famous declaration about "time travelers, aliens and psychics", although it's in rather different circumstances to the original.

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** ''Squared''. First, Yuki walks in on Haruhi giving Kyon chocolate on Valentine's Day, throws away the chocolate ''she'' she had been planning to give him, and runs out of the clubroom at full speed. Turns It turns out that [[spoiler:Haruhi's is just obligation chocolate, identical to what she then gives Koizumi]]. Then it turns out Koizumi]].Later, Yuki reveals that [[spoiler:Yuki [[spoiler:she left out of consideration, and meant to present hers later - she's quite alarmed to discover she ''dropped'' dropped hers]].
** When Kyon asks Ryoko Ryōko for some tutoring, she tells him that relying on her right away is bad. He then decides to ask Yuki instead, prompting Ryoko Ryōko to immediately change her mind about the tutoring. When he points out her initial refusal, she strong-arms him into agreeing. Yuki, meanwhile, has an ImagineSpot and thinks the two are secretly sharing a romantic moment, before rationalizing rationalising it as NotWhatItLooksLike... just not the NotWhatItLooksLike [[WrongGenreSavvy that actually happened]].
** Ryoko Ryōko walks into the club room while Kyon and Yuki are supposedly hugging. She then slowly backs out of the room and closes the door. In reality Kyon took Yuki's game away, then jokingly kept it out of reach while she attempted to get it back, bumping into him in the process. A moment later he feeds Yuki a little bit of his food to make up for teasing her, and Ryoko Ryōko once again walks in on it. She hilariously tries to exit the same way she did the first time.
* ObliviousToLove: Kyon, who isn't all too Kyon does not seem aware of Yuki's feelings due to the fact Yuki CannotSpitItOut. Or is he...?
** Doubles as a bit of a MythologyGag, since Kyon is infamously (and perhaps intentionally) oblivious to Haruhi's affections for him in the original (despite even having it ''[[EveryoneCanSeeIt pointed out]]'' to him on several occasions by others, notably Koizumi (which might go some way to explaining his reluctance to acknowledge it, admittedly)). It's slightly different there though since Kyon essentially wants to hate Haruhi for her [[JerkAss behaviour]] towards him and others yet finds himself attracted to her anyway (or so anyone with half a brain can infer despite his [[UnreliableNarrator unreliable narration]]), whereas here he clearly has no problem with Yuki, he's just terminally oblivious (possibly a case of ContractualGenreBlindness; Kyon has always been pretty GenreSavvy, after all, and now that he's the male protagonist in a romantic comedy with an incredibly shy heroine...).
*** There's also the theory that Kyon has retained some degree of his Genre Savvyness and what he's actually doing is waiting for Yuki to up and tell him herself. Several scenes show that he likes Yuki a lot but like Ryoko wishes
she were more assertive.
CannotSpitItOut.
* {{Otaku}}: This ''is'' the artist of ''Haruhi-chan'', after all; it's While not quite as extreme as the other, however. Yuki does at least sneak some video passionate about games in bed.
** And
as her ''Manga/HaruhiChan'' incarnation, Yuki often winds up playing them plays games well into the morning hours, much to Ryoko's Ryōko's displeasure.
* ParentalAbandonment: Ryoko's Ryōko's parents are working overseas, and we never hear anything little is known about Yuki's except parents, save when a doctor mentions their absence in passing. Ryoko does almost all the shopping and cooking for Yuki, and probably a fair amount of the cleaning.
passing.
* ProductPlacement: Kyon, his sister, and Yuki play a Monster Hunter-like game on the Nintendo 3DS. In the anime, this changes to Yuki's love of playing visual novels on her PlayStation Vita.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: 'Maurice Ravel's ''Pavane for a Dead Princess'' [[https://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/pavane-for-nagato-yuki-remarks-on-the-musical-score-in-the-disappearance-of-nagato-yuki-chan/ is used as a lietmotif of sorts for Yuki]]. ''Pavane for a Dead Princess'' begins quietly, with a slow tempo; as the song continues, it transitions from pianissimo to fortissimo, without losing its slow tempo. Likewise, Yuki is content to do things at her own pace, but as she gains more confidence, her actions become bolder.
* RealPlaceBackground: In line with the original series, the anime offers a faithful depiction of the town of Nishinomiya. Many [[https://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/nishinomiya-hyogo-home-of-the-melancholy-of-suzumiya-haruhi/ Nishinomiya]]; many landmarks are even shown in their renovated state, which would imply that [[FridgeLogic the main characters have been attending high school for at least 9 years already]].
state.
* RecycledSoundtrack: The soundtrack Motifs from the original show is anime's soundtrack are used quite heavily, on some occasions, especially in scenes with Haruhi, giving a strong sense of reminiscence.
Haruhi.
* TheReveal: Haruhi's famous declaration about "time travelers, aliens and psychics", psychics" is persent, although it's in rather delivered under different circumstances when compared to the original.



** Ryoko does this to Haruhi after finding out the latter had Yuki quickly sign a permission slip to allow her and Koizumi to enter their school for club activities despite not being students at the school.

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** Ryoko Ryōko does this to Haruhi after finding out the latter had Yuki quickly sign a permission slip to allow her and Koizumi to enter their school for club activities despite not being students at the school.



* RunningGag: Yuki heeding Ryoko's advice to get an early night before important days rather than playing video games, only to not be able to sleep for excitement and stay up ''all'' night playing video games by accident. [[spoiler:Alternate Yuki gets into the same routine with books.]]
* SchoolFestival: The focus of much of Volume 6.

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* RunningGag: Yuki heeding Ryoko's Yuki's attempts to follow Ryōko's advice to get an early night before important days rather than typically fail: unable to sleep out of excitement, she typically ends up staying up all night, playing video games, only to not be able to sleep for excitement and stay up ''all'' night playing video games by accident. games. [[spoiler:Alternate Yuki gets into the same routine with books.]]
books]].
* SchoolFestival: The school festival and accompanying preparations forms the focus of for much of Volume 6.the sixth volume.



** Tsuruya and Ryoko get a bit too involved during the Mikuru vs Yuki contest to see who's more popular. It eventually gets to the point where both Mikuru and Yuki are no longer the contestants, and the other two instead end up competing with each other instead.
** Kyon accidentally making Ryoko into the school rep against Haruhi's school, saying that an insult to their school was an insult on her. She ends up challenging Haruhi to a quiz as a result.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ryoko, who ships Yuki x Kyon. In fact most of the girls do (even Haruhi, who has some degree of affection for Kyon). Tsuruya attempted to ship Mikuru x Kyon for a while, but neither Mikuru nor Kyon [[JustFriends shared the sentiment.]]
* ShipTease: Tons, mostly Kyon/Yuki. However, there are a few hints that Ryoko [[LesYay cares more about Yuki than she lets on]].
** There's also a few moments of Ryoko/Kyon, although it might just be that she's trying to spur Yuki into being more proactive herself.
** Then there is, of course, hints of Haruhi/Kyon, which is made more obvious in the anime, complete with mild tsundereness on Haruhi's part, starting from February 13, when Haruhi realizes that [[spoiler: Kyon is John Smith.]]
** ShipSinking: Kyon and Mikuru however, just aren't that into each other and are JustFriends. This is in ''stark'' contrast to the regular series.
*** She's not molested or exposed nearly as much in this series so his [[ChronicHeroSyndrome knight-errant-compulsive-disorder]] isn't triggered. Instead Yuki shows more obvious distress and so gets more attention.
* ShooOutTheClowns: for the entirety of the 'Disappearance' arc, Mikuru, Tsuruya, Haruhi and Itsuki are nowhere to be seen. Justified in-universe in that both schools are close to major exams, so only the closest of friends are still hanging out with each other to study.
* SkinshipGrope: Mikuru suffers this at the hands of Haruhi and Tsuruya at the hot springs.
* ShrinkingViolet: Yuki is one in this series. She is quite shy and often unwilling to do much on her own without prodding from someone else.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Despite not naming the series after her, Haruhi appears quite frequent throughout the anime. Sometimes up to 60% of the episodes while Yuki taking the backseat. Not so much in the manga.

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** Tsuruya and Ryoko get a bit too Ryōko become very involved during the Mikuru vs Yuki contest to see who's more popular. It eventually gets to popular, reaching the point where both Mikuru and Yuki are no longer the contestants, as Tsuruya and the other two instead end up competing with each other instead.
Ryōko going head to head against one another.
** Kyon accidentally making Ryoko into the school rep After declaring Ryōko as North High's representative against Haruhi's school, school and saying that an insult to their school was an insult on her. She ends up challenging her, Ryōko openly challenges Haruhi to a mathematics quiz as a result.
and is promptly bested.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ryoko, who Ryōko ships Yuki x with Kyon. In fact fact, most of the girls do (even Haruhi, who has some degree of affection for Kyon). Tsuruya attempted to ship Mikuru x and Kyon for a while, but neither Mikuru nor Kyon [[JustFriends shared the sentiment.]]
shares these sentiments]].
* ShipTease: Tons, mostly Kyon/Yuki. However, there are a few hints that Ryoko [[LesYay cares more about Yuki than she lets on]].
ShipTease:
** Most moments deal with Kyon and Yuki.
** There's also a few moments of Ryoko/Kyon, instances involving Ryōko and Kyon, although it might just be that she's trying to spur Yuki into being more proactive herself.
** Then there is, Hints of course, hints of Haruhi/Kyon, which is made more obvious in the anime, complete with mild tsundereness on Haruhi's part, starting from February 13, Haruhi and Kyon begin arising when Haruhi realizes that [[spoiler: Kyon is John Smith.]]
Smith]], complete with mild tsundere tendencies on Haruhi's part, in the anime.
** ShipSinking: Kyon and Mikuru however, just aren't that into each other and are JustFriends. This is in ''stark'' ShipSinking: In contrast to the regular series.
*** She's not molested or exposed nearly as much in this series so his [[ChronicHeroSyndrome knight-errant-compulsive-disorder]] isn't triggered. Instead Yuki shows more obvious distress
series, Kyon and so gets more attention.
Mikuru view one another as JustFriends..
* ShooOutTheClowns: for For the entirety of the 'Disappearance' "Disappearance" arc, Mikuru, Tsuruya, Haruhi and Itsuki are nowhere to be seen. Justified in-universe in absent. This coincides with the fact that in-universe, both schools are close to major exams, so only exams and thus, the closest of friends others are still hanging out with each other to study.
busy preparing for their exams.
* SkinshipGrope: Mikuru suffers this at the hands of Haruhi and Tsuruya at Tsuruya's hands during their excursion to the hot springs.
* ShrinkingViolet: Yuki is one in this series. She is series, being quite shy and often unwilling to do much on her own without prodding from someone else.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Despite not naming the series after her, Haruhi appears quite frequent throughout the anime. Sometimes up to 60% of the episodes while Yuki taking the backseat. Not so much not bearing her name, Haruhi's presence is very noticeable in the manga.anime.



** At the end of episode 2 of the anime, Yuki forgets about meeting in the park with Haruhi to capture Santa. As she walks by with Kyon, Haruhi then leaps out of the bushes and collapses, suggesting she had been there all night.
** At the end of episode 9, Ryoko tells Yuki to come up with excuses to see Kyon over the summer break since they won't have club meetings. [[spoiler:As Yuki crosses the street, she has an accident involving a car.]]
** The final episode hits us with a BrickJoke several episodes in the making -- [[spoiler:Kyon forgot to do his summer homework.]]
* StaticCharacter: Almost everyone, especially that universes Nagato.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Through out the show and in the SERIES FINALE of all things.
* StrongerThanTheyLook: Tsuruya climbs the hill that made Kyon, Koizumi, and Yuki exhausted and sweating while heading to the stargazing spot near the resort without breaking a sweat. All while carrying Mikuru piggyback the entire time as well.
* TeamMom: Ryoko, by far. Tsuruya teases her with the idea after Ryoko maneuvers Kyon into some alone time with Yuki at the Christmas party, and Haruhi mocks her as a disapproving mother-in-law over Yuki and Kyon's relationship.
* TemptingFate: In episode 9, Koizumi and Kyon are relaxing in their room at the hot springs resort. The latter mentions that having some nice and quiet every now and then is good. Haruhi then immediately shows up, and says they're going to spend the whole night playing games together.
* ThemeTuneCameo: In the very first episode of the anime, Asakura hums ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Hare Hare Yukai]]'' while she cooks. In the final episode, Haruhi hums ''Bouken Desho, Desho?''.
* TimeSkip: Third page of the manga skips forwards seven months leaving questions such as how Kyon joined the Lit. Club unanswered until later.
* TookALevelInKindness: Kyon and Haruhi are both noticeably nicer than their original characters, but the grand prize goes to Asakura. Although she acts the same, she is significantly less stabbity.
* {{Tsundere}}: Haruhi is a Type B, although it's played with a little - she doesn't get awkward when it's necessarily someone she's crushing on, just being thanked in general (she had elements of this in the original, although her JerkAss personality placed her more in Type A territory).
* UncannyValleyGirl: Averted in this series, unlike the main ''Haruhi'' series, with Ryoko Asakura. Here she doesn't smile all the time or always have a voice of concern. She seems to have an actual normal range of emotions and they run deeper than skin-deep. From just starting the series, one can tell she's actually pretty decent and normal in this series, and she comes across very differently from how she comes across in the ''Haruhi'' series.
* UnwantedAssistance: After the above FanService happens, Yuki asks Kyon what he thought of what he saw. After worrying about how to answer, he looks over at Ryoko, who holds up a cue card that says, "It was sexy (especially your belly button)."
* UnwantedHarem: While not all of them are into Kyon, once you get to the later chapters it's just a ton of girls congregating in the Literature Club room.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: Episodes 4 & 5 in the anime, and the respective chapters in the manga.
* VisualPun: The anime's opening has a couple:

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** At the end of episode 2 of two in the anime, Yuki forgets about her meeting in the park with Haruhi to capture Santa. As she walks by with Kyon, Kyon the next day, Haruhi then leaps out of the bushes and collapses, suggesting she had been there all night.
** At the end of episode 9, Ryoko Ryōko tells Yuki to come up with excuses to see Kyon over the summer break since they won't have club meetings. [[spoiler:As meetings as episode nine draws to a close, and shortly after, [[spoiler: Yuki crosses is involved in a near-accident while crossing the street, she has an accident involving a car.]]
road]].
** The final episode hits us audiences with a BrickJoke several episodes in the making -- [[spoiler:Kyon forgot to do his summer homework.]]
homework]].
* StaticCharacter: Almost everyone, especially that universes Nagato.
Most of the characters in ''The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-chan'' undergo little development, bearing the same traits entering the series as they presently do.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Through out Despite all of the show adventures and in the SERIES FINALE of all things.
experiences that Yuki and Kyon go through, their relationship still continues to advance at a slow pace.
* StrongerThanTheyLook: Tsuruya effortlessly climbs the hill that made exhausted Kyon, Koizumi, and Yuki exhausted and sweating while heading en route to the stargazing spot near the resort without breaking a sweat. All resort, while carrying Mikuru piggyback the entire time as well.
full length of the hike.
* TeamMom: Ryoko, by far. Ryōko fulfills this role for her friends, to the point where Tsuruya teases her with the idea idea, after Ryoko maneuvers Ryōko manoeuvres Kyon into some alone time with Yuki at the Christmas party, and party. Similarly, Haruhi mocks her views Ryōko as a disapproving mother-in-law over Yuki and Kyon's relationship.
* TemptingFate: In episode 9, nine, Koizumi and Kyon are relaxing in their room at the hot springs resort. The latter mentions that having some nice and quiet every now and then is good. Haruhi then The peace is disturbed almost immediately as Haruhi shows up, and says they're going to spend the whole night playing games together.
* ThemeTuneCameo: In the very first episode of the anime, Asakura Ryōko hums ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Hare Hare Yukai]]'' while she cooks. In the final episode, Haruhi hums ''Bouken Desho, Desho?''.
* TimeSkip: Third page The first volume of the manga skips forwards seven months after Ryōko's conversation with Yuki, leaving questions such as out details pertaining to how Kyon joined ended up joining the Lit. Club unanswered literature club until later.
* TookALevelInKindness: Kyon and Haruhi are both noticeably nicer than their original characters, but the grand prize goes to Asakura. Although she acts the same, she this is significantly less stabbity.
most apparent with Ryōko, whose psychotic tendencies are discarded entirely.
* {{Tsundere}}: Haruhi is a fulfils some of the requirements for being Type B, although it's this is played with a little - in that she doesn't get awkward when it's necessarily someone she's crushing on, just being thanked in general on; instead, she becomes a little shy whenever someone thanks her (she had elements of this in the original, although her JerkAss personality placed her more in means she's better classified as Type A territory).
A).
* UncannyValleyGirl: Averted This averted in this series, unlike series for Ryōko Asakura (contrasting the main ''Haruhi'' series, with Ryoko Asakura. Here series); she doesn't smile all the time or always have a voice of concern. She seems to have an actual normal range of emotions and they run deeper than skin-deep. From just starting the series, one can tell she's actually pretty decent and normal in this series, and she comes across very differently from how she comes across in the ''Haruhi'' series.
* UnwantedAssistance: After the above FanService happens, Yuki asks Kyon what he thought of what he saw. After worrying about how to answer, he looks over at Ryoko, Ryōko, who holds up a cue card that says, "It was sexy (especially your belly button)."
button)".
* UnwantedHarem: While not all of them are every girl is into Kyon, once you get to the later chapters it's just predominantly feature a ton large number of girls congregating in the Literature Club room.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: Episodes 4 & 5 four and five in the anime, and the respective chapters in the manga.
manga, are set around Yuki's wish to gift Kyon some chocolates during Valentines' Day.
* VisualPun: The anime's opening has a couple:several of these:



* VitriolicBestBuds: Ryoko and Tsuruya at first, and once that friendship mellows out, Ryoko and Haruhi. Kyon and Haruhi also. He's still a bit put off by her antics, but does seem to understand her more than almost anyone else.
* WhamLine: Chapter 26. "... I thought so. Just one more thing. [[spoiler:Who are you?]]"
** Chapter 33: [[spoiler:"I... Kyon, I love you."]] To explain, [[spoiler:Yuki's alternate personality was prepared to "die" without telling Kyon how she felt, then spilled her guts on an impulse. Now Kyon is forced to confront his feelings for Yuki, but it screws with their whole relationship because the two personas were distinct people. Now he's faced with the loss of someone he's just realized he loves, who is still physically present but psychologically gone.]]

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Ryoko Ryōko and Tsuruya initially regard each other in this manner at first, but they develop a friendly rivalry as they get to know one another better. Ryōko and once that friendship mellows out, Ryoko Haruhi later develop a similar dynamic, as do Kyon and Haruhi. In the latter case, Kyon and Haruhi also. He's still a bit put is put-off off by her Haruhi's antics, but does seem to understand her more than almost anyone else.
* WhamLine: Chapter 26. WhamLine:
** From chapter twenty-six:
"... I thought so. Just one more thing. [[spoiler:Who are you?]]"
** Chapter 33: From chapter thirty-three: [[spoiler:"I... Kyon, I love you."]] To explain, [[spoiler:Yuki's alternate personality was prepared to "die" without telling Kyon how she felt, then spilled her guts on an impulse. Now This forces Kyon is forced to confront his feelings for Yuki, but it screws with alters their whole relationship relationship's dynamic because the two personas were distinct people. Now he's faced people, leaving Kyon to deal with the loss of someone he's just realized he loves, who is still physically present but psychologically gone.]]



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The odd hair colors are retained despite being a more realistic universe. Mikuru's hair even has a color gradient now.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The odd hair colors colours are retained despite being a more realistic universe. Mikuru's hair even has a color colour gradient now.
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* WomanInWhite: In the "Vanishment" arc, when Yuki is being introspective, she is often dressed in a white dress in her thoughts.

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* WomanInWhite: In the "Vanishment" arc, when Yuki is being introspective, she is often dressed in wearing a white dress in her thoughts.
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