History Manga / WildAdapter

29th Apr '18 8:27:00 AM Pichu-kun
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* ArtEvolution: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c001/18.html Take a look at volume one.]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c041/10.html Now look at volume six.]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c001/23.html Now back to one.]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c041/4.html Now back to six.]] Drawn over eight years, there is a perceptible shift to more realistic detail and proportion (though not as pronounced as ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'''s); the early images on the character sheets in later volumes are a ready illustration.

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* ArtEvolution: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c001/18.html Take a look at volume one.]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c041/10.html Now one. Then take a look at volume six.]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c001/23.html Now back to one.]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c041/4.html Now back to six.]] six. Drawn over eight years, there is a perceptible shift to more realistic detail and proportion (though not as pronounced as ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'''s); the early images on the character sheets in later volumes are a ready illustration.



-->'''Kubota''': "We're seeking spiritual guidance because we're a gay, [[LovableSexManiac sex-addicted]] couple... [[IncestIsRelative who are half-brothers]], [[IHaveNoSon disowned by our family]] after the consummation of [[StarCrossedLovers our forbidden love."]] How's that? [[UndercoverAsLovers Isn't it perfect?]]

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-->'''Kubota''': "We're seeking spiritual guidance because we're a gay, [[LovableSexManiac sex-addicted]] couple... [[IncestIsRelative [[BrotherSisterIncest who are half-brothers]], [[IHaveNoSon disowned by our family]] after the consummation of [[StarCrossedLovers our forbidden love."]] How's that? [[UndercoverAsLovers Isn't it perfect?]]



* {{Expy}}s: Kubota Makoto and Tokito Minoru also appear in ''[[HighSchoolAU Araiso Private High School]] [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council Executive Committee]]'', which is otherwise unrelated to ''Wild Adapter''. While ''Araiso'' was published earlier, Minekura created ''Wild Adapter'' first, so which versions are the originals and which are the expys is open to debate.

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* {{Expy}}s: {{Expy}}s:
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Kubota Makoto and Tokito Minoru also appear in ''[[HighSchoolAU Araiso Private High School]] [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council Executive Committee]]'', which is otherwise unrelated to ''Wild Adapter''. While ''Araiso'' was published earlier, Minekura created ''Wild Adapter'' first, so which versions are the originals and which are the expys is open to debate.



* GangstaStyle: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c001/10.html Is]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c006/17.html a]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v02/c011/9.html rather]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v02/c011/16.html oft-]][[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v02/c011/17.html recurring]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c037/8.html image]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c038/14.html of]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c040/10.html Kubota]].

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* GangstaStyle: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c001/10.html Is]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v01/c006/17.html a]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v02/c011/9.html rather]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v02/c011/16.html oft-]][[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v02/c011/17.html recurring]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c037/8.html image]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c038/14.html of]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wild_adapter/v06/c040/10.html Kubota]].Is a rather reoccuring image of Kubota.



* ShipTease: Both played [[FanService straight]] and for laughs at [[BoysLoveTropes yaoi tropes]]:

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* ShipTease: Both played [[FanService straight]] and for laughs at [[BoysLoveTropes yaoi tropes]]:tropes:
28th Apr '18 8:27:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* BoysLoveGenre: Technically the series ran in a BL magazine but BoysLoveTropes are usually averted, unless subverted or parodied.

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* BoysLoveGenre: Technically the series ran in a BL magazine but BoysLoveTropes Boys Love tropes are usually averted, unless subverted or parodied.
7th Mar '18 4:18:03 PM nombretomado
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The series originally ran from 2000 to 2008 in ''Chara''. It went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] after forty-six chapters due to Kazuya Minekura's health, as well as CreativeDifferences between the {{seinen}} tone of the series and the magazine's [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] demographic. It was collected in six volumes (with five chapters left over), translated by {{Tokyopop}} in North America and Chuang Yi in Singapore. In 2011 the rights to the series were acquired by Ichijinsha (home of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''), and irregular serialisation resumed in ''Zero Sum Ward'' in 2013. An OVA of volume six was released in 2014.

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The series originally ran from 2000 to 2008 in ''Chara''. It went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] after forty-six chapters due to Kazuya Minekura's health, as well as CreativeDifferences between the {{seinen}} tone of the series and the magazine's [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] demographic. It was collected in six volumes (with five chapters left over), translated by {{Tokyopop}} Creator/{{Tokyopop}} in North America and Chuang Yi in Singapore. In 2011 the rights to the series were acquired by Ichijinsha (home of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''), and irregular serialisation resumed in ''Zero Sum Ward'' in 2013. An OVA of volume six was released in 2014.
25th Jan '18 4:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* {{Mahjong}}: Kubota attracts the notice of the Izumo gang because he's a mahjong shark.



* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: Inverted. In his WholeEpisodeFlashback about having Kubota left on his hands as a junior high student, Kasai's HandsOffParenting leaves them with no common interest except {{Mahjong}} and he teaches Kubota nothing but how to make curry and get bloodstains out of clothes.

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* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: Inverted. In his WholeEpisodeFlashback about having Kubota left on his hands as a junior high student, Kasai's HandsOffParenting leaves them with no common interest except {{Mahjong}} TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}} and he teaches Kubota nothing but how to make curry and get bloodstains out of clothes.
6th Sep '17 4:14:10 PM GrammarNavi
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** Vol. 3: HeatWave, CicadianRhythm, and [[AmericanHolidays Fourth of July fireworks]].

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** Vol. 3: HeatWave, CicadianRhythm, and [[AmericanHolidays [[UsefulNotes/AmericanHolidays Fourth of July fireworks]].
3rd Jun '16 9:03:14 AM tropesWontChangeMe
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* NoExportForYou: Due to the SeriesHiatus, six chapters were never [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes officially]] released in English.



* SeriesHiatus: Due to illness and [[ScrewedByTheLawyers contractual obligations]] after rumoured [[ExecutiveMeddling creative differences]] with its magazine.
30th Sep '15 9:08:32 AM Willbyr
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* AdoptTheDog: Perhaps ''WildAdapter'''s core trope, and coincidentally its central metaphor. Kubota is a weirdly unemotional, sometimes casually and chillingly violent person with minimal human connections or moral compunctions, DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife until he takes in Tokito, "a stray cat", around whom his life subsequently revolves.

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* AdoptTheDog: Perhaps ''WildAdapter'''s ''Wild Adapter'''s core trope, and coincidentally its central metaphor. Kubota is a weirdly unemotional, sometimes casually and chillingly violent person with minimal human connections or moral compunctions, DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife until he takes in Tokito, "a stray cat", around whom his life subsequently revolves.
27th Sep '15 7:33:14 AM Hedgebird
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Volume 7 was released in Japan in July 2015, after a seven-year hiatus.



* IHaveNoSon: Tokito's elderly friend has disowned his {{Yakuza}} son Yoshiro.

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* IHaveNoSon: Tokito's elderly friend Mr. Sato has disowned his {{Yakuza}} son Yoshiro.



* PromotionToParent: Kasai was saddled with teenaged Kubota, and Kubota is disturbed by Kasai's suggestion that Kubota is Tokito's parental figure.

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* PromotionToParent: ParentalSubstitute: Kasai was saddled with teenaged Kubota, and Kubota is disturbed by Kasai's suggestion that Kubota is Tokito's parental figure.
5th Feb '15 9:06:54 AM Hedgebird
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[[caption-width-right:351:2013 Japanese re-release]]



The series originally ran from 2000 to 2008 in ''Chara'', a [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] magazine. It went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] after forty-six chapters due to Kazuya Minekura's poor health, as well as CreativeDifferences between the {{seinen}} tone of the series and the magazine's [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] demographic. It was collected into six tankobon volumes (with five chapters remaining uncollected), published in English in North America by {{Tokyopop}}, and in English and Chinese in Singapore by Chuang Yi. In 2011 the rights to the series were [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-08/kazuya-minekura-wild-adapter-manga-changes-publishers acquired by Ichijinsha]] (home of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''), and serialisation resumed in ''Zero Sum Ward'' in spring 2013.

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The series originally ran from 2000 to 2008 in ''Chara'', a [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] magazine. ''Chara''. It went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] after forty-six chapters due to Kazuya Minekura's poor health, as well as CreativeDifferences between the {{seinen}} tone of the series and the magazine's [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] demographic. It was collected into in six tankobon volumes (with five chapters remaining uncollected), published in English left over), translated by {{Tokyopop}} in North America by {{Tokyopop}}, and in English and Chinese in Singapore by Chuang Yi. Yi in Singapore. In 2011 the rights to the series were [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-08/kazuya-minekura-wild-adapter-manga-changes-publishers acquired by Ichijinsha]] Ichijinsha (home of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''), and irregular serialisation resumed in ''Zero Sum Ward'' in spring 2013.
2013. An OVA of volume six was released in 2014.



** Volume one: May 1995 - January 1996
** Volume five: February - June 1996
** Volume two: January 1997
** Volume three: Summer 1997
** Volume four: Late autumn or early winter 1997
** Volume seven: Spring 1998
** Volume six: 1998, after volume seven

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** Volume one: Vol. 1: May 1995 - January 1996
** Volume five: Vol. 5: February - June 1996
** Volume two: Vol. 2: January 1997
** Volume three: Vol. 3: Summer 1997
** Volume four: Vol. 4: Late autumn or early winter 1997
** Volume seven: Vol. 7: Spring 1998
** Volume six: Vol. 6: 1998, after volume seven



-->'''Kasai''': This is the sixth body we've found that seems to have transformed into a beast - in attitude and appearance - after taking the drug. But he's the only one that died from a gunshot wound. The rest were [[LudicrousGibs exploded into gory little pieces]].

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-->'''Kasai''': This is the sixth body we've found that seems to have transformed into a beast - in attitude and appearance - after taking the drug. But he's the only one that died from a gunshot wound. The rest were [[LudicrousGibs exploded into gory little pieces]].



** Volume one: [[SideKick Komiya]]
** Volume two: Saori
** Volume three: [[IntrepidReporter Takizawa]]
** Volume four: Shimura, [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Anna]]
** Volume five: Shouta
** Volume six: [[TheDragon Osamu]]
** Volume seven: Yoshiro, Kasai

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** Volume one: Vol. 1: [[SideKick Komiya]]
** Volume two: Saori
Vol. 2: [[DistressedDamsel Saori]]
** Volume three: Vol. 3: [[IntrepidReporter Takizawa]]
** Volume four: Vol. 4: Shimura, [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Anna]]
** Volume five: Shouta
Vol. 5: [[TagalongKid Shouta]]
** Volume six: Vol. 6: [[TheDragon Osamu]]
** Volume seven: Vol. 7: Yoshiro, Kasai[[FriendOnTheForce Kasai]]



*** Aversion in-story: Tokito was NamedAfterSomebodyFamous almost at random: actor Tokito Saburo. "Anything but Saburo."

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*** Aversion in-story: Tokito was NamedAfterSomebodyFamous almost at random: randomly NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: actor Tokito Saburo. "Anything ("Anything but Saburo."")



** Volume two: Cold weather.
** Volume three: HeatWave, CicadianRhythm, and [[AmericanHolidays Fourth of July fireworks]].
** Volume four: dead leaves, first snow of the year.
** Volume five: Beginning of the school year.
** Volume seven: Spring rains, gardenias blooming.

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** Volume two: Vol. 2: Cold weather.
** Volume three: Vol. 3: HeatWave, CicadianRhythm, and [[AmericanHolidays Fourth of July fireworks]].
** Volume four: Vol. 4: dead leaves, first snow of the year.
** Volume five: Vol. 5: Beginning of the school year.
** Volume seven: Vol. 7: Spring rains, gardenias blooming.



** Volume 1: Even when he's mid-coitus with a woman, Komiya can't shut up about how cool Kubota is.
** Volume 3: The spooks who bug Kubota and Tokito's apartment get an earful of cheesy yaoi-style seduction scene dialogue improvised to screw with them before destroying the bug.
** Volume 4: Takizawa tentatively asks Tokito what his relationship with Kubota is after Tokito spills his insecurities about Anna; there's a soap opera argument about cheating playing on the television in the background.
** Volume 5: The nude, sleeping Tokito drags Kubota down on top of him after Kubota rescues him; Kubota reflects humorously that it looks bad but he doesn't object.
** Volume 6: Kubota refers to the kidnapped Tokito as his "mate" in the American translation.

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** Volume Vol. 1: Even when he's mid-coitus with a woman, Komiya can't won't shut up about how cool Kubota is.
in the middle of banging a hooker.
** Volume Vol. 3: The spooks who bug Kubota and Tokito's apartment get an earful of cheesy yaoi-style seduction scene dialogue improvised to screw mess with them before destroying they destroy the bug.
** Volume Vol. 4: Takizawa tentatively asks Tokito what his relationship with Kubota is after Tokito spills his insecurities about Anna; there's Anna. There's a soap opera argument about cheating [[CrystalBallScheduling playing on the television in the background.
background.]]
** Volume Vol. 5: The nude, sleeping Tokito drags Kubota down on top of him after Kubota rescues him; Kubota reflects humorously that it looks bad but he doesn't object.
** Volume Vol. 6: Kubota refers to the kidnapped Tokito as his "mate" in the American translation.



** Volume one: the prologue arc. Kubota's first encounters with W.A. while a leader of the Izumo-kai gang, and his social detachment, are seen through the eyes of his second-in-command Komiya.
** Volume two: Tokito, his apparent connection to W.A., and his close, ambiguous relationship to Kubota, are introduced through the perspective of Saori, a runaway whom the Tojou gang believe may be a lead on W.A.
** Volume three: Kubota and Tokito infiltrate a cult that may be a front for the mob and W.A., with the help of Takizawa, a reporter with a vendetta against its leader.
** Volume four: the ''kotodama'' arc. Kubota is the chief suspect in a prostitute's murder, and Tokito, after realising how little he knows about Kubota's past, enlists the help of Anna, another prostitute, to hunt down the true killer.
** Volume five: the flashback arc. Kubota's ten-year-old neighbour Shouta helps domesticate Tokito and observes the slow growth of trust between him and Kubota.
** Volume six: the kidnapping arc. Osamu, Kubota's successor as the leader of the Izumo youth, is ordered to abduct Tokito, to his gang's rapid regret.

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** Volume one: Vol. 1: the prologue arc. Kubota's first encounters with W.A. while a leader of the Izumo-kai gang, and his social detachment, are seen through the eyes of his second-in-command Komiya.
** Volume two: Vol. 2: Tokito, his apparent connection to W.A., and his close, ambiguous relationship to Kubota, are introduced through the perspective of Saori, a runaway whom the Tojou gang believe may be a lead on W.A.
** Volume three: Vol. 3: Kubota and Tokito infiltrate a cult that may be a front for the mob and W.A., with the help of Takizawa, a reporter with a vendetta against its leader.
** Volume four: Vol. 4: the ''kotodama'' arc. Kubota is the chief suspect in a prostitute's murder, and Tokito, after realising how little he knows about Kubota's past, enlists the help of Anna, another prostitute, to hunt down the true killer.
** Volume five: Vol. 5: the flashback arc. Kubota's ten-year-old neighbour Shouta helps domesticate Tokito and observes the slow growth of trust between him and Kubota.
** Volume six: Vol. 6: the kidnapping arc. Osamu, Kubota's successor as the leader of the Izumo youth, is ordered to abduct Tokito, to his gang's rapid regret.


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* IHaveNoSon: Tokito's elderly friend has disowned his {{Yakuza}} son Yoshiro.
* InternalReveal: Kasai discovers Tokito's original identity and what happened to his family. He tells Araki, but not yet Tokito and Kubota.
* JustGotOutOfJail: Yoshiro is welcomed back into the Tojo fold after taking the fall for somebody else in the organization. While he was inside, Kubota killed the heads of the company and new boss Sekiya has taken their place.
* ParentalNeglect: Yoshiro was molested as a kid while his father worked.
* PromotionToParent: Kasai was saddled with teenaged Kubota, and Kubota is disturbed by Kasai's suggestion that Kubota is Tokito's parental figure.
22nd Jun '14 7:21:33 PM Hedgebird
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The series originally ran from 2000 to 2008 in ''Chara'', a [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] magazine. It went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] after forty-six chapters due to Kazuya Minekura's poor health, as well as CreativeDifferences between the {{seinen}} tone of the series and the magazine's [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] demographic. It was collected into six tankobon volumes (with five chapters remaining uncollected), published in English in North America by {{Tokyopop}}, and in English and Chinese in Singapore by Chuang Yi. In 2011 the rights to the series were [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-08/kazuya-minekura-wild-adapter-manga-changes-publishers acquired by Ichijinsha]] (''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''), and serialisation resumed in ''Zero Sum Ward'' in spring 2013.

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The series originally ran from 2000 to 2008 in ''Chara'', a [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] magazine. It went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] after forty-six chapters due to Kazuya Minekura's poor health, as well as CreativeDifferences between the {{seinen}} tone of the series and the magazine's [[YaoiGenre shounen-ai]] demographic. It was collected into six tankobon volumes (with five chapters remaining uncollected), published in English in North America by {{Tokyopop}}, and in English and Chinese in Singapore by Chuang Yi. In 2011 the rights to the series were [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-08/kazuya-minekura-wild-adapter-manga-changes-publishers acquired by Ichijinsha]] (''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''), (home of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''), and serialisation resumed in ''Zero Sum Ward'' in spring 2013.



-->'''Kubota''': "We're seeking spiritual guidance because we're a gay, sex-addicted couple... [[IncestIsRelative who are half-brothers]], [[IHaveNoSon disowned by our family]] after the consummation of [[StarCrossedLovers our forbidden love."]] How's that? [[UndercoverAsLovers Isn't it perfect?]]

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-->'''Kubota''': "We're seeking spiritual guidance because we're a gay, sex-addicted [[LovableSexManiac sex-addicted]] couple... [[IncestIsRelative who are half-brothers]], [[IHaveNoSon disowned by our family]] after the consummation of [[StarCrossedLovers our forbidden love."]] How's that? [[UndercoverAsLovers Isn't it perfect?]]



* HoYay: Kubota and Tokito. Enforced and occasionally invoked: despite the series' {{seinen}} sensibility and lack of [[SubText overt romance]], it did run in a [[BoysLoveGenre BL]] [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys magazine]]. Komiya, [[AmbiguouslyGay Sanada]], and [[DepravedHomosexual Sekiya]] have their moments [[EvenTheGuysWantHim with Kubota]], too.

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* HoYay: HomoeroticSubtext: Kubota and Tokito. Enforced Tokito's relationship is intimate but ambiguous. Though the series was conceived and occasionally invoked: despite ran as BoysLoveGenre, it keeps its central relationship deliberately undefined, to both the series' {{seinen}} sensibility audience and lack of [[SubText overt romance]], it did run in a [[BoysLoveGenre BL]] [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys magazine]]. the characters themselves. Komiya, [[AmbiguouslyGay Sanada]], and [[DepravedHomosexual Sekiya]] [[EnforcedTrope have their moments moments]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim with Kubota]], too.



* TokyoIsTheCentreOfTheUniverse: Downplayed. The setting is the city of Yokohama which, admittedly, is part of the greater metropolitan area surrounding Tokyo Bay, but specific local features, like the port, Chinatown, and U.S. military base, play a role in various plot arcs.



* SeasonalMotif: In the coda, the HeatWave finally breaks while Kubota and Tokito are messing around in echo of a "fireworks festival".
-->'''Tokito:''' The summer was about to burn out like one of our fireworks.




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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The eavesdroppers who bug the apartment, though it's suggested they're from Tojou or Izumo, are never identified after they give up in disgust at getting jerked around by Kubota and Tokito.


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-->'''Kubota:''' Detective...do you believe in ''kotodama''? They say the moment a word leaves your lips, its power is released. But you know...I don't have one true word for you.
* BookEnds: Of Kubota's old Izumo underling Shuji's death, setting up volume six.


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* DisposableSexWorker: Anna's friend Rika, a call girl and drug dealer for Izumo patronised by Shimura, who frequents sex clubs because he has no real relationships. She hits his BerserkButton by calling him "a small man".


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Detective Hasebe, though a DirtyCop himself, is right that Kubota is a punk protected by a DirtyCop uncle and a MysteriousParent, who has literally gotten away with murder. It just isn't this murder.
-->'''Kubota:''' Hey, Detective. You're not wrong, you know. This world is crazy...if it allows people like me to exist.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Why Kou is delivering (presumably) drugs to Rika an Izumo prostitute dealing Izumo drugs out of an Izumo brothel is unexplained. And if it wasn't the drugs, what was it?


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!! Volume Seven
* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: Inverted. In his WholeEpisodeFlashback about having Kubota left on his hands as a junior high student, Kasai's HandsOffParenting leaves them with no common interest except {{Mahjong}} and he teaches Kubota nothing but how to make curry and get bloodstains out of clothes.
* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Yoshiro.
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