History Manga / YokohamaKaidashiKikou

13th Aug '17 5:49:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Shotacon}}:
** There is a subtle attraction between Takahiro and Alpha throughout the series, and it is most prominent when Takahiro is about twelve. When asked about it by Makki, though, Alpha says that although she has feelings for Takahiro she knows that they can never be realized because the two belong to different "ages".
** Curiously, Alpha may even be ''younger'' than Takahiro. Her concerns are more about her by far outliving him in the long run.
27th Feb '17 11:07:39 AM onwardmarchingfishes
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** Many background characters are less than attractive compared to the androids.
31st Dec '16 6:47:48 AM Assassin
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:"Ojisan", a major character in the early series, vanishes without fanfare midway through the final volume. Even Alpha doesn't seem to notice, which didn't sit well with some readers. Although, since this happens right after a TimeSkip, and we're shown his gas station overgrown with two unmarked graves beside it, it's likely that he died of old age some time before and she'd already shed her tears over him.]]
** [[spoiler:Ojisan and Sensei each got an ObiWanMoment chapter]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:"Ojisan", a [[spoiler:"Ojisan" and "Sensei", major character in characters for most of the early series, vanishes vanish without fanfare midway through the final volume. Even Alpha doesn't seem to notice, which didn't sit well with some readers. Although, since this happens right after a TimeSkip, and we're shown his gas station overgrown with two unmarked graves beside it, it's likely that he they both died of old age for quite some time before and she'd she had already shed her tears over him.had enough time to grieve for them.]]
** [[spoiler:Ojisan and Sensei each got an ObiWanMoment chapter]]chapter before the final chapters happen as well, knowing that they haven't gotten much longer to live.]]



* FlyingDutchman: The ''Taapon'', an orbital craft stuck circling the Earth because everywhere it could have landed has either been destroyed or swallowed by the rising sea levels. It circles the globe, switching north-south hemispheres every 6 years.

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* FlyingDutchman: The ''Taapon'', an orbital craft stuck circling the Earth because everywhere it could have landed has either been destroyed or swallowed by the rising sea levels. It circles the globe, switching north-south hemispheres every 6 years. Its overall purpose has either been lost to time or classified to only a few certain people still alive.



**The rice thing would make sense because the rapidly rising sea levels would have devastated major crop sources decades ago.
*{{Gonk}}: Ojisan's perpetual grin which is wider than the size of his head. He's had this since he was a young boy.



* MechanicalLifeforms / OrganicTechnology: Alpha and the other robots seem to be artificial lifeforms rather than mere human-shaped machines: they sleep and dream, and they need the same food as humans (although they're suggested to be lower maintenance -Maruko points out that a human person wouldn't be able to make a living out of Alpha's little business)

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* MechanicalLifeforms / OrganicTechnology: Alpha and the other robots seem to be artificial lifeforms rather than mere human-shaped machines: they sleep and dream, and they need the same food as humans (although they're suggested to be much lower maintenance -Maruko than normal humans- Maruko points out that a human person wouldn't be able to make a living out of Alpha's little business)business.)



* MotorcycleOnTheCoastRoad: The main character has a motorcycle, and lives on the coast. It's to be expected.

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* MotorcycleOnTheCoastRoad: The main character has a motorcycle, scooter, and lives on the coast. It's to be expected.
17th Sep '16 3:11:15 PM DavidCowie
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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Averted. Alpha (and, one assumes, the other robot people) don't have super strength or built-in weapons. Being able to interface with electronics by sticking a cable in your mouth is a neat trick though.
15th Sep '16 10:11:24 AM DavidCowie
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Volume 1, Alpha has a short stay in hospital. The doctor (known as Sensei in later appearances) says that it has been a long time since she had a robot patient, and that Alpha is like a daughter to her. We find out later that Sensei was involved in the early days of the robot development program.
11th Sep '16 10:36:10 AM DavidCowie
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* StaticStunGun: Kokone has a pistol which fires "9mm electroshock rounds". She understands that they leave a scar, but we never see her fire it. It's not that sort of series.
11th Sep '16 10:21:01 AM DavidCowie
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* CharacterDevelopment: Over the years, Maruko's attitude towards Alpha changes from hostile to neutral to friendly.
11th Sep '16 8:15:58 AM DavidCowie
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* MonumentalDamage: Mount Fuji now has a bit missing from the top. The cause is one of many things which go unexplained.
11th Sep '16 8:01:22 AM DavidCowie
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* {{OVA}}: Adapted not as a television series but as a pair of two-episode video releases.

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* {{OVA}}: Adapted not as a television series but as a pair of two-episode video releases.releases with the title ''Quiet Country Cafe''.
11th Sep '16 6:41:28 AM DavidCowie
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* MoodWhiplash: Most of the stories are light-hearted or gently melancholic, but there are exceptions:
** Maruko is really jealous and spiteful toward Alpha at first.
** There are some bleak moments when the older human characters talk about their impending deaths.
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