History Manga / Translucent

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This manga provides examples of the following tropes:
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This !!This manga provides examples of the following tropes:
6th Aug '13 9:10:41 AM MacronNotes
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* OldShame: An in universe example -- Okouchi's poetry. It's not "old" per say[[hottip:*:The segments we see are all sappy poems about how much she admires Shizuka and Mamoru]], but she's willing to beg Shizuka to run around naked and (mostly) invisible just to steal it back.
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* OldShame: An in universe example -- Okouchi's poetry. It's not "old" per say[[hottip:*:The say[[note]]The segments we see are all sappy poems about how much she admires Shizuka and Mamoru]], Mamoru[[/note]], but she's willing to beg Shizuka to run around naked and (mostly) invisible just to steal it back.
9th Jan '13 4:07:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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Tall Dark And Bishoujo has been renamed to Aloof Darkhaired Girl. Examples having no context or just appearance will be removed. Do not add them back without suitable context
* TheOjou: Okouchi is a minor version of this. Her parents are rich, she's a good student, she's the StudentCouncilPresident, she's TallDarkAndBishoujo... However, her money, family, or house doesn't really come up in the series (we never even learn her first name!), and she rapidly evolves into a GenkiGirl once she becomes more comfortable with the main characters.
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* TheOjou: Okouchi is a minor version of this. Her parents are rich, she's a good student, she's the StudentCouncilPresident, she's TallDarkAndBishoujo...StudentCouncilPresident... However, her money, family, or house doesn't really come up in the series (we never even learn her first name!), and she rapidly evolves into a GenkiGirl once she becomes more comfortable with the main characters.

* TallDarkAndBishoujo: Okouchi again, although her hair is only shoulder length, due to the manga being a UrbanFantasy and avoiding overly fantastical hair styles.
3rd Jan '12 4:22:27 PM KiTA
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* BattleInTheRain: Mamoru and Shizuka's father.

* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Shizuka's cured Fully Transparent Syndrome returns, first as the "pathwork" Translucent Syndrome seen in the pilot, but by the end of the manga it is outright Fully Transparent Syndrome again again. The last half of the 5th and final volume shows her fully translucent in every appearance, and the final page of the series confirms she's completely, permanently invisible (as she casts no shadow, something that even Translucent Syndrome victims at least hint at). Thus, her childhood dreams of being an actress are dead... but her relationship with Mamoru is progressing to the next level; the last thing we see in the series is Mamoru using his own hand to help keep the sun out of her eyes.]]
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* BittersweetEnding: We are led to believe over the last few chapters that [[spoiler: Shizuka's cured Fully Transparent Syndrome returns, first as the "pathwork" Translucent Syndrome]] has returned, but she is dealing with it with Mamoru's support -- they're shown on a date [[spoiler:(with Shizuka remaining severely affected by Translucent Syndrome seen in the pilot, but by entire time)]], where we see a flashback of Shizuka first contracting Translucent Syndrome. [[spoiler: The last chapter reveals the end of the manga it is outright truth, as Doctor Takazawa points out to Keiko: Shizuka has Fully Transparent Syndrome again again. The last half Syndrome, meaning that outside of the 5th and final volume shows her fully translucent in every appearance, and the final page of the series confirms she's completely, a medical miracle like Keiko, Shizuka is now permanently invisible (as she casts no shadow, something that even Translucent Syndrome victims at least hint at). Thus, and her childhood dreams of being an actress are dead... but her over. However, both Shizuka and Mamoru are fully aware of their (still unspoken) feelings for each other, and are taking their relationship with Mamoru is progressing to the next level; the last thing we see in the series is Mamoru using his own hand to help keep the sun out of her eyes.level.]]

** One specific rule is that she always at least casts some form of shadow when translucent [[spoiler: which is why when she gains the more advanced Fully Transparent Syndrome in volume 4[[hottip:*:and possibly at the end of the series]], that vanishes too]].
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** One specific rule is that she always at least casts some form of shadow when translucent [[spoiler: which is why when she gains the more advanced Fully Transparent Syndrome in volume 4[[hottip:*:and possibly at the end of the series]], 4, that vanishes too]].too]]. ** This is also used for TheReveal of Book 5: [[spoiler: The last few chapters shows Shizuka drawn as a very faint outline, which is how she's been drawn when suffering from full bouts of Translucent Syndrome the entire series. The second to last page involves Dr. Takazawa mentioning off hand to Keiko that Mamoru is the only one who can see Shizuka anymore, and her distinctly ''not'' casting a shadow on the last page of the book reveals the BittersweetEnding -- Shizuka has re-contracted Fully Transparent Syndrome, and the outline was for our benefit.]] Going back through the pages (page 165 of Volume 5, for example) reveals [[spoiler: she wasn't casting a shadow the previous few pages, either -- but her clothing was.]]

** [[spoiler: Shizuka also gains "Fully Transparent Syndrome" in the upcoming Volume 4, but is cured by ThePowerOfFriendship. It's unclear (and will likely remain so until someone bilingual does some WikiMagic and/or the official translation comes out), but the ending of the series appears to show that this cure was temporary.]]
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** [[spoiler: Shizuka also gains "Fully Transparent Syndrome" Syndrome"]] in the upcoming Volume 4, but is cured by ThePowerOfFriendship. It's unclear (and will likely remain so until someone bilingual does some WikiMagic and/or ThePowerOfFriendship. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the official translation comes out), but the ending of the series appears to show that this cure was is temporary.]]

** [[spoiler: Shizuka also gains "Fully Transparent Syndrome" has a tendency to strip naked when angsting out about her Translucent Syndrome effects (usually to make a point about her body not being visible). She does this ''three times'' in the upcoming Volume 4, but is cured by ThePowerOfFriendship. It's unclear (and will likely remain so until someone bilingual does some WikiMagic and/or the official translation comes out), but the ending first volume (with each time Mamoru having to hug/chase/pinch her to get her to come out of the series appears to show that this cure was temporary.]]it).

* GenkiGirl: Mamoru is a rare male version. Okouchi has elements of this too after her character development -- she ''drop kicks'' Mamoru at random.
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* GenkiGirl: Mamoru is a rare male version. Okouchi has elements of this too after her character development -- she ''drop kicks'' Mamoru people (mostly Mamoru) at random.

* {{Pilot}}: Chapter 1 was originally a one shot -- the "rules" of the syndrome change between Chapter 1 and the rest of the series, and events in Chapter 1 are re-done later in the manga. In chapter 1 it is more like patchwork invisibility -- for example, Shizuka's arm, but not her hands, becomes completely invisible, and it supposedly never wears off. In later chapters, it's less "invisible" and more "partially see through", like a ghost, and comes in monthly cycles. Shizuka in chapters 2+ has been Translucent for 3+ years, Shizuka in chapter 1 had contracted it that week. The character's personalities change between the chapters, too -- Mamoru instantly loses 30 IQ points, Shizuka is noticeably less assertive.
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* {{Pilot}}: Chapter 1 was originally a one shot -- the "rules" of the syndrome change between Chapter 1 and the rest of the series, and events in Chapter 1 are re-done later in the manga. In chapter 1 it is more like patchwork invisibility -- for example, Shizuka's arm, but not her hands, becomes completely invisible, and it supposedly never wears off. In later chapters, it's less "invisible" and more "partially see through", like a ghost, and comes in monthly cycles. Shizuka in chapters 2+ has been Translucent for 3+ years, Shizuka in chapter 1 had contracted it that week. The character's personalities change between the chapters, too -- Mamoru instantly loses 30 IQ points, points between Chapter 1 and 2, Shizuka is noticeably less assertive.assertive (but altogether more of a girl next door) the rest of the series.

** Fully Transparent Syndrome, Translucent Syndrome's bigger and more serious variant. It's 100%, complete invisibility, with no hope of a treatment or a cure. Keiko has this variant of the syndrome, [[spoiler: but is cured by becoming a mother.]] In addition, [[spoiler: Shizuka gains it later on, but is saved by ThePowerOfFriendship, curing not only her Fully Translucent Syndrome, but her Transparent Syndrome as well.]] [[spoiler: The BittersweetEnding involves her re-contracting Fully Transparent Syndrome.]]
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** Fully Transparent Syndrome, Translucent Syndrome's bigger and more serious variant. It's 100%, complete invisibility, with no hope of a treatment or a cure. Unlike Translucent syndrome, it doesn't "ease in", either, it just suddenly "[[IncrediblyLamePun appears]]" one day, and if it doesn't go away after a few days, it never does. Keiko has this variant of the syndrome, [[spoiler: but is cured by becoming a mother.]] In addition, [[spoiler: Shizuka gains it later on, in volume 4, but is saved by ThePowerOfFriendship, curing not only her Fully Translucent Syndrome, but her Transparent Syndrome as well.]] ]] [[spoiler: The Or so she thinks -- shortly afterwards she finds that her torso has turned invisible again, and the BittersweetEnding involves her re-contracting Fully Transparent Syndrome.]]

* ScheduleSlip: A rare non-webcomic version. The translators for this series quit, requiring DarkHorse find new ones. Before they could release Volume 4 and 5 with the new translators, however, the economy and English language manga industry had collapsed to the point that they had to put the series on hiatus. ** Rejoice: The recent {{omnibus}} of ''CardcaptorSakura'' has an advertisement for Volume 4 in it... but this turned out to be a red herring. Volumes 4 and 5 remain untranslated, although a fan scanlation group or two has expressed interest in picking it up.
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* ScheduleSlip: A rare non-webcomic version. The translators for this series quit, requiring DarkHorse find new ones. Before they could release Volume 4 and 5 with the new translators, however, the economy and English language manga industry had collapsed to the point that they had to put the series on hiatus. ** Rejoice: The recent {{omnibus}} hiatus. A few sightings have occurred in the meantime (one of ''CardcaptorSakura'' the ''Cardcaptor Sakura'' books has an advertisement for Volume volume 4; Amazon has volume 4 in it... for eternal preorder) but this turned out to be a red herring. Volumes 4 and 5 remain untranslated, although a fan scanlation group or two has expressed interest in picking it up.remains unavailable.

* TwiceShy: Everyone ''thinks'' this is what's going on between Shizuka and Mamoru, with Shizuka being too shy to approach Mamoru and Mamoru being both clueless ''and'' shy. They even try to force the issue a few times. [[spoiler: They're actually wrong -- while Shizuka is very timid, she's not ''shy'' -- she's an ''actress'', after all. Meanwhile, Mamoru is actually frighteningly insightful, realizing innately Shizuka's feelings long before any of them are anywhere near up to speed. While he remains a carefree, Gundam and monster-movie obsessed kid, it turns out that's exactly the foil that Shizuka needs.]]
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* TwiceShy: Everyone ''thinks'' this is what's going on between Shizuka and Mamoru, with Shizuka being too shy to approach Mamoru and Mamoru being both clueless ''and'' shy. They even try to force the issue a few times. [[spoiler: They're actually wrong -- while Shizuka is very timid, she's not ''shy'' -- she's an ''actress'', after all. Meanwhile, Mamoru is actually frighteningly insightful, realizing innately Shizuka's feelings long before any of them are anywhere near up to speed. While he remains a carefree, Gundam and monster-movie obsessed kid, it turns out that's exactly the foil that Shizuka needs.]]
1st Jan '12 10:42:53 AM KiTA
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Shizuka contracts Fully Transparent Syndrome, but is saved by ThePowerOfFriendship. Only it wasn't a permanent fix, and her Translucent Syndrome comes back with a vengeance. By the end of the series it appears that it's Fully Transparent Syndrome, or at the very least Chronic Translucent Syndrome, as she isn't shown (outside a flashback) in any way other than ''severely'' translucent -- so either way, her dream of being an actress is dead. However, Mamoru reveals that he can still sorta see her / remembers how she looks (much like how Koichi could still see Keiko) and their relationship is evolving to the next level.]]
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Shizuka contracts Shizuka's cured Fully Transparent Syndrome, but is saved by ThePowerOfFriendship. Only it wasn't a permanent fix, and her Syndrome returns, first as the "pathwork" Translucent Syndrome comes back with a vengeance. By seen in the pilot, but by the end of the series manga it appears that it's is outright Fully Transparent Syndrome, or at Syndrome again again. The last half of the very least Chronic 5th and final volume shows her fully translucent in every appearance, and the final page of the series confirms she's completely, permanently invisible (as she casts no shadow, something that even Translucent Syndrome, as she isn't shown (outside a flashback) in any way other than ''severely'' translucent -- so either way, Syndrome victims at least hint at). Thus, her dream childhood dreams of being an actress is dead. However, Mamoru reveals that he can still sorta see are dead... but her / remembers how she looks (much like how Koichi could still see Keiko) and their relationship with Mamoru is evolving progressing to the next level.level; the last thing we see in the series is Mamoru using his own hand to help keep the sun out of her eyes.]]

** Fully Transparent Syndrome, Translucent Syndrome's bigger and more serious variant. It's 100%, complete invisibility, with no hope of a treatment or a cure. Keiko has this variant of the syndrome, [[spoiler: but is cured by becoming a mother.]] In addition, [[spoiler: Shizuka gains it later on, but is saved by ThePowerOfFriendship, curing not only her Fully Translucent Syndrome, but her Transparent Syndrome as well.]] [[supersecretspoiler: Or so she thought.]]
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** Fully Transparent Syndrome, Translucent Syndrome's bigger and more serious variant. It's 100%, complete invisibility, with no hope of a treatment or a cure. Keiko has this variant of the syndrome, [[spoiler: but is cured by becoming a mother.]] In addition, [[spoiler: Shizuka gains it later on, but is saved by ThePowerOfFriendship, curing not only her Fully Translucent Syndrome, but her Transparent Syndrome as well.]] [[supersecretspoiler: Or so she thought.]] [[spoiler: The BittersweetEnding involves her re-contracting Fully Transparent Syndrome.]]

** Rejoice: The recent {{omnibus}} of ''CardcaptorSakura'' has an advertisement for Volume 4 in it.
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** Rejoice: The recent {{omnibus}} of ''CardcaptorSakura'' has an advertisement for Volume 4 in it.it... but this turned out to be a red herring. Volumes 4 and 5 remain untranslated, although a fan scanlation group or two has expressed interest in picking it up.
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