History Manga / TokyoBabylon

5th Mar '17 10:02:10 AM Cieloazul
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* ActOfTrueLove: [[spoiler: In a platonic example, Hokuto does this towards and for both Subaru and Seishirou. Even while knowing Seishirou is dangerous, Hokuto knew from the start that Subaru would fall in love with him so she pushed the two of them together. When Seishirou's true nature is revealed and he shatters Subaru's heart, Hokuto [[HeroicSacrifice does this again]] when she takes Subaru's place so Seishirou will murder her instead of her brother. In ''Manga/{{X 1999}} it is revealed that she also gave Seishirou both a LastSecondChance and a warning telling him that everyone deserves love and that if he ever tried to kill Subaru the same way he killed her, the death will be reversed and Seishirou would die by his own hand.]]

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* ActOfTrueLove: [[spoiler: In a platonic example, Hokuto does this towards and for both Subaru and Seishirou. Even while knowing Seishirou is dangerous, Hokuto knew from the start that Subaru would fall in love with him so she pushed the two of them together. When Seishirou's true nature is revealed and he shatters Subaru's heart, Hokuto [[HeroicSacrifice does this again]] when she takes Subaru's place so Seishirou will murder her instead of her brother. In ''Manga/{{X 1999}} ''Manga/{{X1999}} it is revealed that she also gave Seishirou both a LastSecondChance and a warning telling him that everyone deserves love and that if he ever tried to kill Subaru the same way he killed her, the death will be reversed and Seishirou would die by his own hand.]]]]
* AdaptationalWimp: The OVA series turns Subaru much weaker than his manga counterpart, not only making him less energetic, but also removing his hand-to-hand skills and most of his combat magic. His best cards in a fight are apparently just shikigami that ''peck'' at his enemy, which predictably almost get him murdered by a {{Muggle}} in the second episode.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: The Sakurazukamori clan receives this treatment to the reader's eyes. On one hand, the Sumeragi grandmother describes them as basically assassins for hire, and indeed, the only member shown is an apparent psycopath who claims to have clients behind his killings. On the other hand, Hokuto talks of them very highly, describing them as a group who protects Japan from the shadows just like the Sumeragi clan does openly. While this duality is not irreconcilable, it is never explained or even directly addressed in the series.



* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied to other works. It has a continuation in ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' and a mention and possible connection to ''Manga/XxxHolic''..

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* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied to other works. It has a continuation in ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' and a mention and possible connection to ''Manga/XxxHolic''..''Manga/XxxHolic''.



* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: For the first volumes, the Sumeragi twins are living and hanging around with a man which is pretty much confirmed both out and in-universe to be their lethal enemy. They take no action only because one is in denial with the possibility and the other has really weird ideas about relationships. [[spoiler:Deconstructed at the finale, when even the latter acknowledges it ended in the only way such situation could end.]]



* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Done by [[spoiler:Seishiro to Subaru.]]



* KungFuWizard: All the onmyouji in the series demonstrate martial arts training aside from magic. Subaru knocks a woman out with a karate chop to the neck at one point, and both he and Hokuto (as well as Seishiro) use hammerlocks to restrain people at least once each.



* MildlyMilitary: The Sumeragi clan seems to enforce some military imagery, as Subaru is shown dressed in military garments when visiting his grandmother and she refers to non-magical people as "civilians" at one point.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: Seishiro burns a ghost by summoning a fire spell from his regular lighter's flame.



* OddlySmallOrganization: The Sakurazukamori clan is actually composed by a single member, who is even tasked with killing his predecessor after assuming his role. [[spoiler:Seishirou]] gives the explanation that the Sakurazukamori clan is symbolically formed by both the current clansman and his collaborators and clients.



* ShoutOut: In the very first chapter, Hokuto makes references to ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' and ''Manga/PeacockKing'', and a ghostly SuperDeformed version of Yasunori Kato appears.

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* ShoutOut: In the very first chapter, Hokuto makes references to ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' and ''Manga/PeacockKing'', and a ghostly SuperDeformed version of Yasunori Kato appears. Subaru's red military uniform is also similar to Kato's.
* SquishyWizard: The OVA version of Subaru. His manga self, on the other hand, is able to do some impressive CombatParkour.
3rd Mar '17 10:33:58 AM Cieloazul
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* ShoutOut: In the very first chapter, Hokuto makes references to ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' and ''Manga/PeacockKing'', and a ghostly SuperDeformed version of Yasunori Kato appears.
1st Mar '17 4:36:18 PM Cieloazul
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* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied and referred to their other works, mainly ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', ''Manga/XxxHolic'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.

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* CanonForeigner: The now more or less de-canonized movie gave Subaru a helper and driver named Shuhei Amano.
* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied and referred to their other works, mainly works. It has a continuation in ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', ''Manga/XxxHolic'' 1999}}'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.a mention and possible connection to ''Manga/XxxHolic''..
28th Feb '17 2:54:45 PM StFan
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* ActOfTrueLove: [[spoiler: In a platonic example, Hokuto does this towards and for both Subaru and Seishirou. Even while knowing Seishirou is dangerous, Hokuto knew from the start that Subaru would fall in love with him so she pushed the two of them together. When Seishirou's true nature is revealed and he shatters Subaru's heart, Hokuto [[HeroicSacrifice does this again]] when she takes Subaru's place so Seishirou will murder her instead of her brother. In {{X1999}} it is revealed that she also gave Seishirou both a LastSecondChance and a warning telling him that everyone deserves love and that if he ever tried to kill Subaru the same way he killed her, the death will be reversed and Seishirou would die by his own hand.]]

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* ActOfTrueLove: [[spoiler: In a platonic example, Hokuto does this towards and for both Subaru and Seishirou. Even while knowing Seishirou is dangerous, Hokuto knew from the start that Subaru would fall in love with him so she pushed the two of them together. When Seishirou's true nature is revealed and he shatters Subaru's heart, Hokuto [[HeroicSacrifice does this again]] when she takes Subaru's place so Seishirou will murder her instead of her brother. In {{X1999}} ''Manga/{{X 1999}} it is revealed that she also gave Seishirou both a LastSecondChance and a warning telling him that everyone deserves love and that if he ever tried to kill Subaru the same way he killed her, the death will be reversed and Seishirou would die by his own hand.]]



* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied and referred to their other works, mainly ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', ''Manga/XXXholic'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.

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* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied and referred to their other works, mainly ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', ''Manga/XXXholic'' ''Manga/XxxHolic'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.



* ContemplateOurNavels: One of the first Clamp series to do this. xxxHolic is in many ways its SpiritualSequel.

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* ContemplateOurNavels: One of the first Clamp series to do this. xxxHolic ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is in many ways its SpiritualSequel.



* CrossOver: With ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.

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* CrossOver: With ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.''Manga/{{X 1999}}''.



* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:The Sakurazukamori's succession ritual is killing their predecessor. If [[Manga/{{x1999}} Subaru's case]] is to be taken, then anyone who gets to kill the Sakurazukamori inherits the name and job, bloodline be damned.]]

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* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:The Sakurazukamori's succession ritual is killing their predecessor. If [[Manga/{{x1999}} [[Manga/{{X 1999}} Subaru's case]] is to be taken, then anyone who gets to kill the Sakurazukamori inherits the name and job, bloodline be damned.]]
28th Feb '17 2:52:58 PM StFan
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''Tokyo Babylon'' is a seven-volume manga series by Creator/{{CLAMP}}. It had two {{OVA}} movie adaptations, both independent of the manga, and one LiveActionAdaptation which takes place some years after the manga. It's also a {{prequel}} of sorts to ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', where the characters of Subaru, Seishirou, and Hokuto act the rest of their adventure and reveal their last secrets.

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''Tokyo Babylon'' is a seven-volume manga series by Creator/{{CLAMP}}. It had two {{OVA}} movie adaptations, both independent of the manga, and one LiveActionAdaptation which takes place some years after the manga. It's also a {{prequel}} of sorts to ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', where the characters of Subaru, Seishirou, and Hokuto act the rest of their adventure and reveal their last secrets.



* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied and referred to their other works, mainly ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', ''Manga/XXXholic'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.

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* CanonWelding: Like most of CLAMP's works, it's been tied and referred to their other works, mainly ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', ''Manga/XXXholic'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hokuto dies at Seishirou's hands, and it's not until ''X1999'' that we truly learn the full implications of what she did]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hokuto dies at Seishirou's hands, and it's not until ''X1999'' ''X/1999'' that we truly learn the full implications of what she did]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Book 3. [[Manga/{{X1999}} Take a guess to what]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Book 3. [[Manga/{{X1999}} [[Manga/{{X 1999}} Take a guess to what]].



* NoAntagonist: Despite [[spoiler:Seishirou's]] horrible actions towards Subaru at the final volume, it's clear that the real evil is Tokyo itself, as its bad influence on people was hurting Subaru way before that one man did. ''Manga/{{x1999}}'', however, changes the picture a bit.

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* NoAntagonist: Despite [[spoiler:Seishirou's]] horrible actions towards Subaru at the final volume, it's clear that the real evil is Tokyo itself, as its bad influence on people was hurting Subaru way before that one man did. ''Manga/{{x1999}}'', ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'', however, changes the picture a bit.



* ThanatosGambit: As revealed in ''X1999'', [[spoiler:Hokuto was pulling one of these when she left Seishirou kill her.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: As revealed in ''X1999'', ''X/1999'', [[spoiler:Hokuto was pulling one of these when she left Seishirou kill her.]]



** Mirei from the OAV is another, with PsychicPowers to boot. [[spoiler: So was her mom. Who pulled an HeroicSacrifice to save her daughter's life and help her and Subaru catch a SerialKiller.]] Also, [[spoiler: her love interest and local male HotLibrarian Miyazaki is a RareMaleExample, to the degree that he's [[WildMassGuessing speculated to be]] the one that would inspire characters like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Fujitaka]] and [[Manga/{{X1999}} Aoki]].]]

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** Mirei from the OAV is another, with PsychicPowers to boot. [[spoiler: So was her mom. Who pulled an HeroicSacrifice to save her daughter's life and help her and Subaru catch a SerialKiller.]] Also, [[spoiler: her love interest and local male HotLibrarian Miyazaki is a RareMaleExample, to the degree that he's [[WildMassGuessing speculated to be]] the one that would inspire characters like [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Fujitaka]] and [[Manga/{{X1999}} [[Manga/{{X 1999}} Aoki]].]]
27th Feb '17 11:59:22 AM Cieloazul
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* InvisibleParents: Subaru' and Hokuto's parents are explained to be alive and well by CLAMP in an interview; it's just that "they weren't necessary to the plot."



* NoAntagonist: Despite [[spoiler:Seishirou's]] horrible actions towards Subaru at the final volume, it's clear that the real evil is Tokyo itself, as its bad influence on people was hurting Subaru way before that one man did.

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* NoAntagonist: Despite [[spoiler:Seishirou's]] horrible actions towards Subaru at the final volume, it's clear that the real evil is Tokyo itself, as its bad influence on people was hurting Subaru way before that one man did. ''Manga/{{x1999}}'', however, changes the picture a bit.
9th Dec '16 8:45:32 PM brohaha
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* ArtifactOfDoom: In the pilot chapter, one of Subaru's jobs involves a Channel suit possesed by the hatred of people (it came from a war zone) and the longing of the women that wanted but couldn't buy it. It counts as a ClingyCostume since it couldn't be took off until Subaru knocked the host down.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: In the pilot chapter, one of Subaru's jobs involves a Channel Chanel suit possesed possessed by the hatred of people (it came from a war zone) and the longing of the women that wanted it but couldn't buy it. It counts as a ClingyCostume since it couldn't be took taken off until Subaru knocked the host down.



* ComingOfAgeStory: A rather cruel example. Subau (despite being 16 and mighty powerful) is still a child mentally, and with a black-and-white way to see things in many regards of human nature. During the series, he learns that he can't save everybody just by being nice and appealing to their better nature in many cruel circunstances to then [[spoiler:being betrayed by the man he learned to trust and love and losing his dearest sister,]] forcing himself to face the cruel reality and abandon his idealism.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: A rather cruel example. Subau Subaru (despite being 16 and mighty powerful) is still a child mentally, and with a black-and-white way to see things worldview in many regards aspects of human nature. During the series, he learns that he can't save everybody just by being nice and appealing to their better nature in many cruel circunstances circumstances to then [[spoiler:being betrayed by the man he learned to trust and love and losing his dearest sister,]] forcing himself to face the cruel reality and abandon his idealism.



* CrypticBackgroundReference: Various references to the "Bet", eventually explained in the end.

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* CrypticBackgroundReference: Various references to the "Bet", which is eventually explained in the end.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hokuto dies at Seishiro's hands, and it's not until ''X1999'' that we truly learn the full implications of what she did]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hokuto dies at Seishiro's Seishirou's hands, and it's not until ''X1999'' that we truly learn the full implications of what she did]]



* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Subaru meets Seishirou as he [[spoiler:[[CradlingYourKill cradles his kill]]]], and they end up making a promise. Years later Subaru only remembers this as a vague dream, and has little idea why Seisshirou has suddenly appeared in his life as a suitor. Unfortunately the memory isn't a very happy one, once it's revealed.

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* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Subaru meets Seishirou as he [[spoiler:[[CradlingYourKill cradles his kill]]]], and they end up making a promise. Years later Subaru only remembers this as a vague dream, and has little idea why Seisshirou Seishirou has suddenly appeared in his life as a suitor. Unfortunately the memory isn't a very happy one, once it's revealed.



* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:The Sakurazukamori's succession ritual is killing their predessesor. If [[Manga/{{x1999}} Subaru's case]] is to be taken, then anyone who gets to kill the Sakurazukamori inherits the name and job, bloodline be damned.]]

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* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:The Sakurazukamori's succession ritual is killing their predessesor.predecessor. If [[Manga/{{x1999}} Subaru's case]] is to be taken, then anyone who gets to kill the Sakurazukamori inherits the name and job, bloodline be damned.]]



* LoveEpiphany: After a chat with a blind man, Subaru discovers that he holds Seishirou in a highter position that even his sister and is he's only person in the world he doesn't want to hate him and was very scarred that would be the case since Seishirou just lost his eye (and overtime, his eyesight) for his sake. All this let his to realize that, indeed, he has fall in love with Seishirou. [[spoiler:And just a few steps intro a room after that moment, he suffers one of the biggest BreakTheCutie in the history of CLAMP.]]
* MonsterOfTheAesop: When people misuse magic, there's a underlayer of personal issues that often transmit some wisdom over people's troubles and how they deal with them.

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* LoveEpiphany: After a chat with a blind man, Subaru discovers that he holds Seishirou in a highter higher position that even his sister and is he's only person in the world he doesn't want to hate him and was very scarred scared that would be the case since Seishirou just lost his eye (and overtime, his eyesight) for his sake. All this let his allowed him to realize that, indeed, that he has fall fallen in love with Seishirou. [[spoiler:And just a few steps intro a into Seishirou's hospital room after that moment, right after, he suffers one of the biggest BreakTheCutie in the history of CLAMP.]]
* MonsterOfTheAesop: When people misuse magic, there's a an underlayer of personal issues that often transmit some wisdom over people's troubles and how they deal with them.



* ThanatosGambit: As revealed in ''X1999'', [[spoiler:Hokuto was pulling one of these when she left Seishiro kill her.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: As revealed in ''X1999'', [[spoiler:Hokuto was pulling one of these when she left Seishiro Seishirou kill her.]]



* TokyoTower: Subaru's case in Chapter One is the ghost of a woman who commited suicide, but liked the Tokyo Tower so much that her spirit stayed there.

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* TokyoTower: Subaru's case in Chapter One is involves the ghost of a woman who commited committed suicide, but liked the Tokyo Tower so much that her spirit stayed there.
7th Sep '16 7:25:25 PM Tsukiyo
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* ComingOfAgeStory: A rather cruel example. Subau (despite being 16 and mighty powerful) is still a child mentally, and with a black-and-white way to see things in many regards of human nature. During the series, he learns that he can't save everybody just by being nice and appealing to their better nature in many cruel circunstances to then [[spoiler:being betrayed by the man he learned to trust and love and losing his dearest sister,]] forcing himself to face the cruel reality and abandon his idealism.
29th Aug '16 10:47:07 AM Tsukiyo
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* AnAesop: The main theme of the series is that no one knows what's in people's heart, and no one can judge others' pain and suffering.

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* AnAesop: The main theme of the series is that no one knows what's in people's heart, and no one can has the right to judge others' pain and suffering.suffering.
* ArtifactOfDoom: In the pilot chapter, one of Subaru's jobs involves a Channel suit possesed by the hatred of people (it came from a war zone) and the longing of the women that wanted but couldn't buy it. It counts as a ClingyCostume since it couldn't be took off until Subaru knocked the host down.



* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The girls who abuse magic.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Hokuto.]]

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The girls who abuse magic.
magic have an unhealthy case of [[MsImagination Chuunibyou]].
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Hokuto.[[spoiler:Hokuto.]]



* MindControlEyes: When the glasses come off, the Sakurazukamori turns on.
* MonsterOfTheAesop: When people misuse magic, there's a underlayer of personal issues that often transmit some wisdom over people's troubles and how they deal with them

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* MindControlEyes: When the glasses come off, the Sakurazukamori turns on.
* MonsterOfTheAesop: When people misuse magic, there's a underlayer of personal issues that often transmit some wisdom over people's troubles and how they deal with themthem.



-->''"Maybe people who do bad things...are just lonely."''

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-->''"Maybe people who do bad things...are just really lonely."''



* TokyoTower: Subaru's second case in volume One is the ghost of a woman who commited suicide, but liked the Tokyo Tower so much that her spirit stayed there.

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* TokyoTower: Subaru's second case in volume Chapter One is the ghost of a woman who commited suicide, but liked the Tokyo Tower so much that her spirit stayed there.
25th Jul '16 4:44:10 PM Tsukiyo
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* NoAntagonist: Despite [[spoiler:Seishirou's]] horrible actions towards Subaru at the final volume, it's clear that the real evil is Tokyo itself, as it's bad influence on people was hurting Subaru way before that one man did.

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* NoAntagonist: Despite [[spoiler:Seishirou's]] horrible actions towards Subaru at the final volume, it's clear that the real evil is Tokyo itself, as it's its bad influence on people was hurting Subaru way before that one man did.



* SympathyForTheDevil: A little [[spoiler:ghost]] girl's last message to Subaru before her departure:

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* SympathyForTheDevil: A little [[spoiler:ghost]] girl's girl's last message to Subaru before her departure:
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