History Manga / YozakuraQuartet

8th Jan '16 7:01:54 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: While Hime's recovering from her injuries in Episode 6, she eats rice balls as she's sobbing, just like [[SpiritedAway Chihiro]].
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* ShoutOut: While Hime's recovering from her injuries in Episode 6, she eats rice balls as she's sobbing, just like [[SpiritedAway [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro]].
3rd Jan '16 4:18:15 PM Willbyr
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* BlandNameProduct: Hidagyu from [[{{Pokemon}} Rocket Monsters]] is a frequent recurring mascot in the series.
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* BlandNameProduct: Hidagyu from [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Rocket Monsters]] is a frequent recurring mascot in the series.
10th Oct '15 5:50:02 AM Morgenthaler
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Deadly Fireworks Display has been cut per TRS. Examples will be cut or moved to other tropes where appropriate.
* DeadlyFireworksDisplay: Although it's not a real fireworks show, it's invoked when Great Fireworks is the name for the final formation of Hime's Dragon Spear techniques.
9th Jun '15 3:16:43 PM StFan
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Debut manga of Yasuda Suzuhito, character designer of ''KamisamaKazoku'', ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' and ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Serialized in ''Monthly Shounen Sirius'' since 2006. Received an anime adaption in 2008. The anime went into production when the manga was on its second volume, making in the anime and manga different enough that Suzuhito encouraged people to think of them as separate and enjoy them both on their own merits.
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Debut manga of Yasuda Suzuhito, character designer of ''KamisamaKazoku'', ''Anime/KamisamaKazoku'', ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' and ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Serialized in ''Monthly Shounen Sirius'' since 2006. Received an anime adaption in 2008. The anime went into production when the manga was on its second volume, making in the anime and manga different enough that Suzuhito encouraged people to think of them as separate and enjoy them both on their own merits.
9th Jun '14 2:31:02 PM Somnium_Addiction
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* AbstractApotheosis: [[spoiler: The origin of all oni, which includes the Kishi siblings. All oni are a symbol of fear given form due to mass kotodama.]]

** DarkActionGirl: Zakuro and Lila.
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** DarkActionGirl: Zakuro and Lila.Iruka.

** DarkActionGirl: Zakuro * AllMythsAreTrue: Almost anything vaguely supernatural in nature exists, and Lila.then some.

** DarkActionGirl: Zakuro * AwfulTruth: The Nanagou [[spoiler:were meant to merge the worlds and Lila.only guided demons to the Otherworld in order to increase that probability. In addition, they were created by the branch family members out of spite rather than out of HeroicSacrifice for Sakura-shin as initially thought.]]

** DarkActionGirl: * BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Hime lures Zakuro to a construction site elavator, where Kyousuke launches it to a waiting Akina so he can tune Zakuro and Lila.save Rin.]] Furthered in the OVA rendition, [[spoiler:wherein Hime provokes Zakuro into attacking her.]]

* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In order to release the demonic energy possessing the gunman from the first chapter, Ao...just headbutts him.
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* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In order to release the demonic energy spirit possessing the gunman from the first chapter, Ao...just headbutts him.

* BlessedWithSuck/CursedWithAwesome: A recurring conflict with several characters, such as Kyousuke and Zakuro, is knowing where each trope begins and ends. On the one hand, there's the social stigmata and bad experiences associated with those powers, but characters are encouraged to see their powers as the latter trope due to how they can be used to help others.
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* BlessedWithSuck/CursedWithAwesome: BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: A recurring conflict with several characters, such as Kyousuke and Zakuro, is knowing where each trope begins and ends. On the one hand, there's the social stigmata and bad experiences associated with those powers, but characters are encouraged to see their powers as the latter trope due to how they can be used to help others.

* BrickJoke: Hime kicks a shotgun into the air to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It later lands on Akina's head at the end of the chapter.
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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke: ** Hime kicks a shotgun into the air to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It later lands on Akina's head at the end of the chapter.chapter. ** In volume 1, Akina cracks the joke that Kyousuke's "into little girls." In volume 11, Tomoe, a goddess whose preferred form is a little girl, is introduced and shows a considerable amount of attraction to Kyousuke. By volume 13, it's implied that he's starting to reciprocate.

* BrickJoke: Hime kicks a shotgun into the air CentralTheme: ** What you are shouldn't define ''who'' you are, and it also shouldn't decide where your loyalties lie. ** You have to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It confront your past sooner or later lands on Akina's head at the end and overcome their transgressions. * CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler: What happens to oni when information about them is erased from everyone's memory. Murasaki comes close to getting rid of the chapter.Kishi siblings in this way, and is even successful with Kyousuke, but thanks to everyone still having memories of Kyousuke and Touka as individuals, the both of them are saved.]]

* BrickJoke: Hime kicks a shotgun into the air to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It later lands on Akina's head at the end DeathGlare: As nice as this cast is, there is certainly no shortage of the chapter.these.

* BrickJoke: Hime kicks a shotgun into the air to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It later lands on Akina's head at the end of the chapter.DistantReactionShot: Sometimes employed when Ao uses Satellite.

* BrickJoke: Hime kicks a shotgun into the air to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It later lands on Akina's head at the end ** FloralThemeNaming: Several members of the chapter.cast have the kanji, or at least homophones, for different flowers or flowering plants in their names. There's Hime Yarizakura ("sakura"/cherry blossom), Kyousuke ("kyou"/apricot), Touka ("tou"/peach), Rin ("rin"/bell, or rather, bellflower), Zakuro (pomegranate), and Shidou Mizuki ("mizuki"/flowering dogwood) are examples given so far. Even Lila ("lilac") could be included here.

* Foreshadowing: ** Ao wondering why Kotoha sounds so excited to know the number 8 in German. [[spoiler: It hints at Kotoha being able to create an 88mm cannon with the shortcut "8-8."
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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: ** Ao wondering why Kotoha sounds so excited to know the number 8 in German. [[spoiler: It hints at Kotoha being able to create an 88mm cannon with the shortcut "8-8.""]]

* LetsYouAndHimFight: A short-lived example between Zakuro and Shinozuka, and a narrowly-averted instance with Zakuro again. That time, with Midoriko and Uzu.
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: A short-lived example between Zakuro and Shinozuka, and a narrowly-averted instance with Zakuro again. That time, again, but with Midoriko and Uzu.

* LetsYouAndHimFight: A short-lived example between Zakuro and Shinozuka, and a narrowly-averted instance {{Ojou}}: ** Hime. Kyousuke even calls her "Ojou-sama." (Or M'Lady, translated). ** Surprisingly, [[spoiler:Iruka]] is one as well. * OmniscientMoralityLicense: Murasaki fully acknowledges that what he does is considered reprehensible, but goes through with Zakuro again. That time, them with Midoriko and Uzu.the idea that humanity will benefit.

* LetsYouAndHimFight: A short-lived example between Zakuro OriginsEpisode: The "Walking Pilgrimage" arc is this for Yuhi, Yae and Shinozuka, and a narrowly-averted instance with Zakuro again. That time, with Midoriko and Uzu.Mariabelle.

* LetsYouAndHimFight: A short-lived example between Zakuro PowerSource: Murasaki uses one of the nana-gou to power the technology needed for his experiment to [[spoiler: erase Kyousuke and Shinozuka, Touka from existence.]] * ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta: Akina, as well as the rest of Sakura-shin's residents, believe that the nana-gou are purely beneficial because demons safely make it to the Otherworld thanks to their presence. [[spoiler: The only reason they do this is because each successful tuning brings the dimensions closer and a narrowly-averted instance with Zakuro again. That time, with Midoriko and Uzu.close to merging.]]

* {{Ojou}}: Hime. Kyousuke even calls her "Ojou-sama." (Or M'Lady, translated).

* {{Ojou}}: Hime. RedOniBlueOni: ** In a literal spin on this trope, Kyousuke even calls her "Ojou-sama." (Or M'Lady, translated).is the blue oni for Touka, Hime, and Akina. ** Akina himself plays the blue oni to Hime. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Most of the time.]]

* {{Ojou}}: Hime. Kyousuke even calls her "Ojou-sama." (Or M'Lady, translated).TalkingIsAFreeAction: Averted. Whenever someone is distracted and/or conversing, both the good and bad guys will take advantage of it and land a hit whenever possible.

* {{Ojou}}: Hime. Kyousuke even calls her "Ojou-sama." (Or M'Lady, translated).WhiteMaskOfDoom: In "Walking Pilgramage," Akane commands a small army that invoke this trope using white cloth that obscures their faces.

* [[HumanSacrifice Youkai Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Senate's plan for dealing with the blooming of the Nana-gou.]] Implied by Enjin that it would really be a SenselessSacrifice because [[spoiler:the use of Tuning is bringing the worlds closer together anyway and this would just speed it up]].
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* [[HumanSacrifice Youkai Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Senate's plan for dealing with the blooming of the Nana-gou.]] Implied by Enjin that it would really be Nana-gou involves a SenselessSacrifice because [[spoiler:the use mass tuning of Tuning is bringing many demons to prevent the worlds closer together anyway and dimensions from merging. It has worked periodically about every other generation, but in order to prevent this would just speed it up]].from happening again, they're planning a much larger scale for the current generation.]]

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* [[HumanSacrifice Youkai Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Senate's plan BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Hime and the gang have successfully prevented the merging of dimensions and Akina tuned Enjin back to the Otherworld so he can't try again for dealing some time. And while Gin cannot be saved from Enjin, he entrusts Akina with the blooming of the Nana-gou.]] Implied by Enjin that it would really be a SenselessSacrifice because [[spoiler:the use of Tuning is bringing the worlds closer together anyway and this would just speed it up]].town once more.]]

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* [[HumanSacrifice Youkai Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Senate's plan for dealing with ConspicuousCG: Can be spotted, like when Shinozuka is lifting and throwing objects from the blooming of the Nana-gou.]] Implied by Enjin that it would really be a SenselessSacrifice because [[spoiler:the use of Tuning is bringing the worlds closer together anyway street at Kyousuke and this would just speed it up]].Akina.

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* [[HumanSacrifice Youkai Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Senate's plan for dealing GratuitousEnglish: Averted. Kotoha asks a little girl if she needs any help in English with the blooming of the Nana-gou.]] Implied by Enjin justified assumption that it would really be she's a SenselessSacrifice because [[spoiler:the use of Tuning is bringing the worlds closer together anyway and this would just speed it up]].foreigner.

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* [[HumanSacrifice Youkai Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Senate's plan for dealing with TrashLanding: In addition to landing in Touka's arms, both Touka and Akina land in a pile of garbage to soften the blooming of the Nana-gou.]] Implied landing after Akina is thrown off a roof by Enjin that it would really be a SenselessSacrifice because [[spoiler:the use of Tuning is bringing the worlds closer together anyway and this would just speed it up]].Zakuro.
22nd May '14 8:29:23 PM Somnium_Addiction
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Sakura-Shinmachi, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, Japan. The one town where humans and {{youkai}} can coexist. The gateway between this world and the Otherworld, the dimension from which youkai originally came. Protecting the town are Hime, Sakura-Shinmachi's superpowered high school girl mayor, and Akina, an "ordinary human" who holds the power to send youkai back to the other dimension and runs the Hiizumi Life Counselling Office to help keep them in this one. Along with their friends--the employees of the Life Counselling Office, mind-reading satori Ao and the embodier of words, Kotoha; Kyousuke, Hime's oni assistant, and Touka, Kyousuke's little sister--they protect the town from threats both external and much closer to home. In between hanging out like normal teenagers and eating copious amounts of ramen. Helping out are Yae, the nun-outfitted katana-wielding Land Goddess of Sakura-Shinmachi; her older brother Yuuhi, the dirty old man in a young boy's body Land God/Mayor of Setagaya Ward; his cosplaying immortal assistant, Mariabelle, and Juri, the nurse-outfitted youkai doctor idol of Sakura-Shinmachi. ''Yozakura Quartet'' is full of deep characterization, puzzle-piece plots, slice-of-life comedy, and more heartwarming moments than you can shake a stick at.
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Sakura-Shinmachi, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, Japan. The one town where humans and {{youkai}} can coexist. The gateway between this world and the Otherworld, the dimension from which youkai originally came. Protecting the town are Hime, Sakura-Shinmachi's superpowered high school girl mayor, and Akina, an "ordinary human" who holds the power to send youkai back to the other dimension and runs the Hiizumi Life Counselling Office to help keep them in this one. Along with their friends--the employees of the Life Counselling Office, mind-reading satori Ao and the embodier of words, Kotoha; Kyousuke, Hime's oni assistant, and Touka, Kyousuke's little sister--they protect the town from threats both external and much closer to home. In between hanging out like normal teenagers and eating copious amounts of ramen. Helping out are Yae, the nun-outfitted katana-wielding Land Goddess of Sakura-Shinmachi; her older brother Yuuhi, the dirty old man in a young boy's body Land God/Mayor of Setagaya Ward; his cosplaying immortal assistant, Mariabelle, and Juri, Juli, the nurse-outfitted youkai doctor idol of Sakura-Shinmachi. ''Yozakura Quartet'' is full of deep characterization, puzzle-piece plots, slice-of-life comedy, and more heartwarming moments than you can shake a stick at.

* ActionGirl: Hime, Kotoha, Touka, Yae, Juri.
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* ActionGirl: Hime, Kotoha, Touka, Yae, Juri.The majority of the named female cast is this. ** DarkActionGirl: Zakuro and Lila.

** The opening chapter to the "Hana no Uta" arc focused on Juri's history and her reasons for coming to the town.
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** The opening chapter to the "Hana no Uta" arc focused on Juri's Juli's history and her reasons for coming to the town.

* AdultFear: Given the lighthearted tone of the series, the danger that supernatural goings-on and just being a youkai in general pose is rarely addressed. But they are hinted at and discussed every now and then. ** Both Touka and Kyousuke are born into the world without any parents or guardians to look after them. Until they were found by Hime, they were discriminated against and were forced to grow up with limited resources. In addition, thanks to the [[PowerIncontinence nature of]] [[SuperStrength their powers]], both are confronted with how ''just going outside'' means that they'll pose a danger to everyone around them. Kyousuke takes this further at one point, deciding that staying away from everyone would be safer for them. ** The opening chapter to bulk of Kyousuke's character motivation is this. Kyousuke's concerns for Touka as a her older brother would mirror that of a parent in many respects, such as Kyousuke being the "Hana no Uta" arc focused closest thing Touka could count on Juri's history as a guardian during their childhood resulting in him being overprotective, even in a safe environment like Sakura-shin. This left Kyousuke with a deep-seated anxiety of not being able to protect her and her reasons others close to him. [[spoiler:This is eventually turned around in the climax of "Oni Tale" when Touka watches ''what amounts to Kyousuke dying.'' Right in front of her.]] ** What kicks off the plot of "Crying in the Moonlight" is Kana being kidnapped while she and Mina are left with a caretaker, while Shidou thought he could afford to delay going home so he could eat with a coworker and that the girls would be safe in the meantime. Taken even further for coming to Shidou, as he realizes the town.very real possibility of them dying, [[spoiler: as well as how he failed to protect their parents in the past]] thanks to his incompetence.

** * AlienSky: The opening chapter to merging of dimensions has been depicted as the "Hana no Uta" arc focused on Juri's history and her reasons for coming sky above Sakura-shin having a cracked appearance thanks to so many bolts of demonic energy from the town.Otherworld constantly spilling out.

*** '''JURI'''. No demonic powers such as super strength, the power to conjure emphasized words, or reading minds. Just control of her bones and muscles allows her to overpower Hime and Touka ''at the same time'' and stop ''speeding cars''.
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*** '''JURI'''.'''JULI'''. No demonic powers such as super strength, the power to conjure emphasized words, or reading minds. Just control of her bones and muscles allows her to overpower Hime and Touka ''at the same time'' and stop ''speeding cars''.

*** '''JURI'''. No demonic powers such as super strength, the power * BearsAreBadNews: Though fear in response to conjure emphasized words, or reading minds. Just control a possible bear attack is justified, Rin is terrified of her bones and muscles allows her to overpower Hime wearing a bear mascot hat. ** Shidou is called upon to investigate a case of a fallen bear. [[spoiler: Turns out, the bear was easily killed and Touka ''at the same time'' and stop ''speeding cars''.eaten by Rokkaku shortly after.]]

*** '''JURI'''. No demonic powers * BlessedWithSuck/CursedWithAwesome: A recurring conflict with several characters, such as super strength, Kyousuke and Zakuro, is knowing where each trope begins and ends. On the power to conjure emphasized words, or reading minds. Just control of her bones one hand, there's the social stigmata and muscles allows her bad experiences associated with those powers, but characters are encouraged to overpower Hime and Touka ''at see their powers as the same time'' and stop ''speeding cars''.latter trope due to how they can be used to help others.

* BumblingDad: Shidou is this to his foster kids, Mina and Kana, in spite of his best efforts. It's a JustifiedTrope, as [[spoiler: they became his responsibility after he failed to protect their parents, and his taking them in so abruptly left him inadequately prepared for parenthood.]]

* BumblingDad: Shidou is this to his foster kids, Mina CatchAFallingStar: Multiple instances, such as Yuuhi catching a falling Mariabelle during "Walking Pilgramage" and Kana, in spite of his best efforts. It's a JustifiedTrope, as [[spoiler: they became his responsibility after he failed to protect their parents, and his taking them in so abruptly left him inadequately prepared for parenthood.]]Hime catching Kotoha during "Hoshi no Umi".

* CombatMedic: Juri's a doctor, but that doesn't mean she can't kick your ass.

* CombatMedic: Juri's a doctor, but that doesn't mean she can't kick your ass.TheDayOfReckoning: The merging of dimensions.

* CombatMedic: Juri's EmpathicEnvironment: During the fight with a doctor, but that doesn't mean she can't kick your ass.fallen Silva, the weather turns harsh and stormy.

* {{Expy}}: Kotoha bears more than a passing resemblance to [[RebuildOfEvangelion Mari Illustrious Makinami]]. ** Actually, this would be an inversion. The manga started serialization in 2006, whereas Mari's appearance in the first Rebuild Film dates back to 2007.
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* {{Expy}}: Kotoha bears more than a passing resemblance to [[RebuildOfEvangelion Mari Illustrious Makinami]]. ** Actually, this would be an inversion. The manga started serialization in 2006, whereas Mari's appearance Also implied with Oni Killer. [[spoiler: Turns out Oni Killer not only has a mind of its own, but can talk too.]] * EmotionsVSStoicism: A recurring theme with the characters. Contrast the very lively and driven main cast in the Life Counselling Office with the reserved and antagonistic, but equally motivated Senate. * EstablishingSeriesMoment: The first Rebuild Film dates chapter of the manga begins with a gunman scaring a young woman cornered in an alley and follows up with the town acknowledging this serious threat and revealing and assembling an odd, but seemingly capable group of teenagers that can deal with this problem. They then head back to 2007.the office that serves as their headquarters...only to find the ''office director relaxing in an inflatable pool'' and addressing the problem of the gunman in an equally relaxed manner. * ExpositionDiagram: Drawn out by Hime in volume 12, to sum up what everyone knows up until that point.

** Lila in particular and the "Hana no Uta" (Song of Flowers) arc in general, where Lila serves as the arc's antagonist. To a lesser extent, Juri and her hairpin [[spoiler:which Lila copied the shape of to brand on her face when they were younger, trying to "be more like" her beloved older sister]]. * ForegoneConclusion: In the "Hoshi no Umi" arc, Juri states that Makiharu is the first Oyakume to be able to safely exorcise excess demonic power from a fallen being and avoid sending it to the Otherworld. Therefore, this makes it impossible for Chiaki, the Oyakume from 200 years ago, to [[spoiler: save Akane and get around his fear of killing for the sake of protecting Sakura-shin.]] [[spoiler: However, this is actually narrowly averted by Yuuhi's ability to ''purify'' a fallen creature of most, if not all demonic power.]]
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** Lila in particular and the "Hana no Uta" (Song of Flowers) arc in general, where Lila serves as the arc's antagonist. To a lesser extent, Juri Juli and her hairpin [[spoiler:which Lila copied the shape of to brand on her face when they were younger, trying to "be more like" her beloved older sister]]. * ForegoneConclusion: In the "Hoshi no Umi" arc, Juri Juli states that Makiharu is the first Oyakume to be able to safely exorcise excess demonic power from a fallen being and avoid sending it to the Otherworld. Therefore, this makes it impossible for Chiaki, the Oyakume from 200 years ago, to [[spoiler: save Akane and get around his fear of killing for the sake of protecting Sakura-shin.]] [[spoiler: However, this is actually narrowly averted by Yuuhi's ability to ''purify'' a fallen creature of most, if not all demonic power.]]

** Hime's vehement attachment to her scarf. ** Juri making the observation that the sign that Zakuro kicked down was unusually rotted. The ''Hoshi no Umi'' OVA changes this to crushing a stone shrine for a similar effect. * FurAndLoathing: Enjin's pimpsational fur-trimmed trenchcoat.
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** Ao wondering why Kotoha sounds so excited to know the number 8 in German. [[spoiler: It hints at Kotoha being able to create an 88mm cannon with the shortcut "8-8." ** Hime's vehement attachment to her scarf. scarf when Akina asks about it, [[spoiler: hints that Hime values it because Akina made and gave it to her.]] ** Juri Juli making the observation that the sign that Zakuro kicked down was unusually rotted. The ''Hoshi no Umi'' OVA changes this to crushing a stone shrine for a similar effect. similar, arguably stronger effect. Both foreshadow [[spoiler: the nature of Zakuro's powers.]] ** Kotoha's ability to sense and focus on half-youkai is used during more than one youkai hunter encounter. But this is used cleverly and not in the way one would expect. Attempts to pin down Lila's location prove difficult because Kotoha only senses one half-youkai in the places she's headed to. [[spoiler: Which is actually and usually only Zakuro, and not Lila.]] Also used when Kotoha insists that Iruka is a half-youkai, despite [[spoiler: Akina's failed attempts to tune her. The reason for this is that ''the sword Iruka is using'' is the half-youkai, and is right next to Iruka at all times.]] * FurAndLoathing: Enjin's pimpsational fur-trimmed trenchcoat. * TheGlassesComeOff: Unintentional example. [[spoiler: After being brought back into existence by Akina, Kyousuke immediately begins fighting off Murasaki's now-empowered paper talismans with little effort. He doesn't have his glasses only because he disappeared without them and didn't have enough time to put them back on once he reappeared.]]

* HoldingHands: A tuner risks sliding off into the Otherworld if he uses his power too much, and the simplest way to re-anchor him to Earth is very simply... for another human to hold his hand. A half-youkai can do it too, being still half-human, but isn't as quick and effective. Holding hands with a full youkai does nothing. Carries undertones of TakeMyHand when done in the middle of a fight or other emergency situation. Becomes a source of angst for Hime (and to a lesser extent Touka) as emblematic of her non-human nature and what she fears is a fundamental distance between her and Akina, and also that she just won't be able to help him in such a simple way if he ever needs it. Also possibly because Akina gets to visit [[HospitalHottie Juri]] for his regular "check-ups."
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* HeroicLineage: Played with. While the presence of the Oyakume is the only reason demons congregate in Sakura-shin, everyone acknowledges that access to such a potentially dangerous power should be feared and calls the Oyakume "The Killer." * HoldingHands: A tuner risks sliding off into the Otherworld if he uses his power too much, and the simplest way to re-anchor him to Earth is very simply... for another human to hold his hand. A half-youkai can do it too, being still half-human, but isn't as quick and effective. Holding hands with a full youkai does nothing. Carries undertones of TakeMyHand when done in the middle of a fight or other emergency situation. Becomes a source of angst for Hime (and to a lesser extent Touka) as emblematic of her non-human nature and what she fears is a fundamental distance between her and Akina, and also that she just won't be able to help him in such a simple way if he ever needs it. Also possibly because Akina gets to visit [[HospitalHottie Juri]] Juli]] for his regular "check-ups."

* HoldingHands: A tuner risks sliding off into HotSpringsEpisode: Initially subverted in volume 11. Though the Otherworld if he uses his power too much, protagonists came to Hakone for an inn's hot springs, the focus is on Kyousuke's conflicted feelings towards the vacation and the simplest way Tomoe attempting to re-anchor work him to Earth is very simply... for another human to hold his hand. A half-youkai can do it too, being still half-human, but isn't as quick and effective. Holding hands with a full youkai does nothing. Carries undertones of TakeMyHand when done through it, which all happens in the middle inn's break room. Limited editions of volume 11 add a fight or other emergency situation. Becomes a source of angst for Hime (and to a lesser extent Touka) as emblematic of her non-human nature and what she fears is a fundamental distance between her and Akina, and also bonus chapter that she just won't be able to help him feature the girls actually enjoying themselves in such a simple way if he ever needs it. Also possibly because Akina gets to visit [[HospitalHottie Juri]] the hot springs for his regular "check-ups."a few pages. The Tatsunoko rendition of this trip includes the girls at the hot springs from the get-go.

** In Volume 5, Hime and Juri are examining a broken sign. Juri deducts it as the result of someone going on a drunken rampage, with Hime getting a little antsy about it. It even gets a lampshade hanging by a nearby Rin.
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** In Volume 5, Hime and Juri Juli are examining a broken sign. Juri Juli deducts it as the result of someone going on a drunken rampage, with Hime getting a little antsy about it. It even gets a lampshade hanging by a nearby Rin.

** In Volume 5, Hime * LetsYouAndHimFight: A short-lived example between Zakuro and Juri are examining Shinozuka, and a broken sign. Juri deducts it as the result of someone going on a drunken rampage, narrowly-averted instance with Hime getting a little antsy about it. It even gets a lampshade hanging by a nearby Rin.Zakuro again. That time, with Midoriko and Uzu.

* NiceHat: Ao wears one with cat ears occasionally.
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* NiceHat: NiceHat: ** Ao wears one with cat ears occasionally.occasionally. ** As part of their nurse ensemble, Juli and [[spoiler: Lila]] also wear small nurse caps.

* NiceHat: Ao wears one with cat ears occasionally.OutsideRide: In order to pick up Akina so he can go help rescue Rin and tune Zakuro, Hime and Kyousuke momentarily hop onto the back of Juli's ambulance.

* NiceHat: Ao wears one with cat ears occasionally.RecursiveCanon: Played with. Yoza Quart segments are brought about due to changes in the story that want to be made by the cast.

* SuperStrength: Hime, Kyousuke, Touka, Shidou. Also, the fully human Juri.
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* SuperStrength: Hime, Kyousuke, Touka, Shidou. Also, the fully human Juri.Juli.

* {{Yandere}}: One of the possible side-effects of felling as positive relationships are quickly twisted and soured. So far both Zakuro and Lila have acted this way during their times as villains, Zakuro toward Rin and Lila toward [[spoiler:Juri, despite never having been felled, but just desperately wanting Juri's attention and love]].
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* {{Yandere}}: One of the possible side-effects of felling as positive relationships are quickly twisted and soured. So far both Zakuro and Lila have acted this way during their times as villains, Zakuro toward Rin and Lila toward [[spoiler:Juri, [[spoiler:Juli, despite never having been felled, but just desperately wanting Juri's Juli's attention and love]].

* {{Yandere}}: One of the possible side-effects of felling as positive relationships are quickly twisted and soured. So far both Zakuro and Lila have acted this way BandageWince: Kyousuke, after scratched up during their times as villains, Zakuro toward Rin and Lila toward [[spoiler:Juri, despite never having been felled, but just desperately wanting Juri's attention and love]].a spar with Hime, shrieks when Ao tries disinfecting a scratch with a cotton swab.

** After a psychotically-fallen Zakuro kidnaps Rin for the second time, the main cast pursue them in Juri's ambulance. During the chase, Hime tries calling out to Rin, but is constantly battered and visibly injured by the trees Zakuro commands to stop them. As a result, Rin tries to convince Hime that she hates her so she would stop going after them and getting hurt even more. In ''Hoshi no Umi'', Rin immediately shouts at Hime after being captured by Zakuro without any prompting.
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** After a psychotically-fallen Zakuro kidnaps Rin for the second time, the main cast pursue them in Juri's Juli's ambulance. During the chase, Hime tries calling out to Rin, but is constantly battered and visibly injured by the trees Zakuro commands to stop them. As a result, Rin tries to convince Hime that she hates her so she would stop going after them and getting hurt even more. In ''Hoshi no Umi'', Rin immediately shouts at Hime after being captured by Zakuro without any prompting.

** After a psychotically-fallen Zakuro kidnaps Rin for the second time, the main cast pursue them in Juri's ambulance. During the chase, Hime tries calling out to Rin, but is constantly battered and visibly injured by the trees Zakuro commands to stop them. As a result, Rin tries to convince Hime that she hates her so she would stop going after them and getting hurt even more. * FastballSpecial: In ''Hoshi no Umi'', Rin immediately shouts at Hime after being captured by launches Akina towards Zakuro without any prompting.by using her scarf as a catapult.

* WeaponTwirling: In most of her combat scenes in ''Hana no Uta'', Hime twirls her weapon several times before striking a pose or attacking. [[AnimationBump Thanks to the increased budget,]] [[TropesAreNotBad it looks amazing]].
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* WeaponTwirling: In most of her combat scenes in ''Hana no Uta'', Hime twirls her weapon several times before striking a pose or attacking. [[AnimationBump Thanks to the increased budget,]] [[TropesAreNotBad it looks amazing]]. amazing]].
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* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In order to release the demonic energy possessing the gunman from the first chapter, Ao...just headbutts him.

* BloodFromTheMouth: Over the course of several skirmishes with Shinozuka and the fallen lizards, Akina and Kyousuke are beaten down so severely that this happens.

* BumblingDad: Shidou is this to his foster kids, Mina and Kana. It's a JustifiedTrope, as [[spoiler: they became his responsibility after he failed to protect their parents, and his taking them in so abruptly wouldn't give him much time to prepare for parenthood.]]
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* BrickJoke: Hime kicks a shotgun into the air to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It later lands on Akina's head at the end of the chapter. * BumblingDad: Shidou is this to his foster kids, Mina and Kana. Kana, in spite of his best efforts. It's a JustifiedTrope, as [[spoiler: they became his responsibility after he failed to protect their parents, and his taking them in so abruptly wouldn't give left him much time to prepare inadequately prepared for parenthood.]]

* BumblingDad: Shidou is Foreshadowing: ** Hime's vehement attachment to her scarf. ** Juri making the observation that the sign that Zakuro kicked down was unusually rotted. The ''Hoshi no Umi'' OVA changes this to his foster kids, Mina and Kana. It's crushing a JustifiedTrope, as [[spoiler: they became his responsibility after he failed to protect their parents, and his taking them in so abruptly wouldn't give him much time to prepare stone shrine for parenthood.]]a similar effect.

* HypocriticalHumor: In Volume 5, Hime and Juri are examining a broken sign. Juri deducts it as the result of someone going on a drunken rampage, with Hime getting a little antsy about it. It even gets a lampshade hanging by a nearby Rin. -->'''Hime:''' "People should be more responsible when they drink!" -->'''Rin:''' "How easily you forget..."
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* HypocriticalHumor: In HypocriticalHumor: **In Volume 5, Hime and Juri are examining a broken sign. Juri deducts it as the result of someone going on a drunken rampage, with Hime getting a little antsy about it. It even gets a lampshade hanging by a nearby Rin. -->'''Hime:''' --->'''Hime:''' "People should be more responsible when they drink!" -->'''Rin:''' --->'''Rin:''' "How easily you forget..."

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* HypocriticalHumor: In Volume 5, Hime BookEnds: Both the first and Juri are examining a broken sign. Juri deducts it as last episodes of ''Hana no Uta'' feature the result of someone going on cast having fun at a drunken rampage, with Hime getting a little antsy about it. It even gets a lampshade hanging by a nearby Rin. -->'''Hime:''' "People should be more responsible when they drink!" -->'''Rin:''' "How easily you forget..."festival.
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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Averted so hard in regards to the very role the Oyakume is supposed to take. Makiharu essentially sums up what the job entails by asking a young Akina, "Are you prepared to kill people?"
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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Averted so hard Verily inverted in regards to the very role the Oyakume is supposed to take. Makiharu essentially sums up what the job entails by asking a young Akina, "Are you Akina if he's prepared to kill people?"others in order to fulfill this position.

* BumblingDad: Shidou seems like one to Mina and Kana even though they aren't his kids. Probably adopted.
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* BumblingDad: Shidou seems like one is this to his foster kids, Mina and Kana even though Kana. It's a JustifiedTrope, as [[spoiler: they aren't became his kids. Probably adopted.responsibility after he failed to protect their parents, and his taking them in so abruptly wouldn't give him much time to prepare for parenthood.]]

* BumblingDad: Shidou seems like one to Mina and Kana even though they aren't his kids. Probably adopted.CallBack: **Hime being trapped in a box conjured up by Lila reminds her of the time when she was wrapped up in her scarf during the battle with Zakuro.

* BumblingDad: Shidou seems like one CatFight: Despite the ImprobablyFemaleCast, this is a refreshingly AvertedTrope. Most of the fights between girls lack the pettiness of the trope, but the match that comes closest would have to Mina be Hime's later, [[spoiler: offscreen]] fight against Zakuro, at which point both are heavily bruised and Kana even though they aren't his kids. Probably adopted.injured, and are only continuing the fight because they're that pissed off at each other.

* BumblingDad: Shidou seems like one FiveSecondForeshadowing: When Enjin [[spoiler: attempts to Mina kill Akina, he takes out his boxcutter and Kana even though they aren't his kids. Probably adopted.sees that there's no blood on the blade]], which would hint at [[spoiler: Akina being completely fine.]]

* BumblingDad: Shidou seems like one IgnoreTheFanservice: In an attempt to Mina and Kana even though they aren't get Kyousuke to pay more attention to their fight instead of get distracted with his kids. Probably adopted.concern for Touka, Iruka opens up her shirt to reveal more of her swimsuit. With [[BigBrotherInstinct Kyousuke being Kyousuke]], he doesn't notice. * ImprobablyFemaleCast

* InfantImmortality: It's normally averted, which is the case for [[spoiler: Kohime's abduction]] and [[spoiler: Mina's and Kana's kidnappings at the hands of Rokkaku]]. But it's shockingly averted when [[spoiler: one of Enyou's family members that were forcibly tuned to the Otherworld is clearly a child.]]
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* InfantImmortality: It's normally averted, played straight, which is the case for [[spoiler: Kohime's abduction]] and [[spoiler: Mina's and Kana's kidnappings at the hands of Rokkaku]]. snapped necks]] and [[spoiler: Kohime's abduction]]. But it's shockingly averted [[spoiler: averted]] when [[spoiler: one of Enyou's family members that were forcibly tuned to the Otherworld is clearly a child.]]

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hime. A big heart of gold, just... tends to go to far and forget why she did something in the first place. In Volume 3, Kyousuke is asked why he protects Hime, but he only remembers her complaints and cries of hunger, which causes Akina to remind him to remember the good things. That heart of gold is buried VERY deep.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hime. A big heart of gold, just... tends to go to far and forget why she did something in the first place. In Volume 3, Kyousuke is asked why he protects Hime, but he only remembers her complaints and cries of hunger, which causes MyFistForgivesYou: [[VitriolicBestBuds How Akina makes up with Kyousuke.]] * NeckSnap: [[spoiler: Touka accidentally does this to remind him Mina and Kana in a bungled attempt to remember the good things. That heart save them from being run over by Shidou's out of gold is buried VERY deep.control car.]] Thankfully, with them being demons, it doesn't stick.

--> "Are you prepared to kill people?"
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--> -->'''Makiharu:''' "Are you prepared to kill people?"

--> "Are you prepared * StrayShotsStrikeNothing: Averted in Hime and Kotoha's sparring match. When Kotoha's bullets miss Hime, they instead threaten to kill people?"hit Kyousuke, Akina, and Ao, with the latter only being saved thanks to Kyousuke's intervention. Averted further in the same fight, when Kotoha upgrades to her 88mm, as she also comes close to hitting two children paying nearby when Hime narrowly dodges the blasts.

* [[TranquilFury Tranquil]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Rampage of Revenge]]: Everyone goes very quietly, very intensely violent on Enjin when [[spoiler:they think he's killed Akina]].
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* TranquilFury: Hime becomes that much more motivated to beat down Morinozuka's lackeys when she sees how badly they hurt Akina and Kyousuke. ** [[TranquilFury Tranquil]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Rampage of Revenge]]: Everyone goes very quietly, very intensely violent on Enjin when [[spoiler:they think he's killed Akina]].

* {{Tsurime Eyes}}: Hime.

*** Before Kotoha disables the anti-youkai barrier i ''Hana no Uta'', Shinozuka is seen pursuing the van Shidou is driving and exclaims that Kotoha won't make the shot, but in the scene right after, he's waiting with Morino and the nameless old man for Akina, who was with Shidou up until that point, to arrive. The manga had Shinozuka making the observation about Kotoha's kotodama from afar and didn't have this problem.
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*** Before Kotoha disables the anti-youkai barrier i in ''Hana no Uta'', Shinozuka is seen pursuing the van Shidou is driving and exclaims that Kotoha won't make the shot, but in the scene right after, he's waiting with Morino and the nameless old man for Akina, who was with Shidou up until that point, to arrive. The manga had Shinozuka making the observation about Kotoha's kotodama from afar and didn't have this problem.

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*** Before Kotoha disables the anti-youkai barrier i ''Hana no Uta'', Shinozuka is seen pursuing the van Shidou is driving and exclaims that Kotoha won't make the shot, but in the scene right after, he's waiting with Morino and the nameless old man for Akina, who was with Shidou up until that point, to arrive. The manga had Shinozuka making the observation about * ColossusClimb: Kotoha's kotodama from afar and didn't have this problem.fight scene with Zakuro's larger golem turns into this.
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* AlliterativeName: Kyousuke Kishi.

* BarrierMaiden: Although being a land goddess makes you powerful, it also makes sure that you're tied down to the area of land you're supposed to be guarding. This becomes a problem for Yae when she wants to kill Enjin.
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* BarrierMaiden: Although being a land goddess makes you powerful, it also makes sure that you're tied down to the area of land you're supposed to be guarding. This becomes a problem for Yae when she wants to kill Enjin.pursue Enjin. Despite also being a goddess, Tomoe doesn't seem to suffer from the same problem, as she takes the time to visit the cast in Sakura-shin with no ill effects.

* BlandNameProduct: Hidagyu from [[''Franchise/Pokemon'' Rocket Monsters]] is a frequent recurring mascot in the series.
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* BlandNameProduct: Hidagyu from [[''Franchise/Pokemon'' [[{{Pokemon}} Rocket Monsters]] is a frequent recurring mascot in the series.

* CherryBlossoms: Let's see... There are seven cherry blossom trees in Sakura-Shinmachi, "sakura" is in the town's name, and Yozakura means cherry blossoms in the night!
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* CherryBlossoms: Let's see... There are seven cherry blossom trees in Sakura-Shinmachi, "sakura" is in Though the town's name, and Yozakura means manga as a whole employs flower motifs often, cherry blossoms are appropriately given the most spotlight, what with the presence of the Nana-gou, which are explicitly called cherry blossom trees, and the kanji for cherry blossom being used in Hime's last name as well as in the night!name of the town. Not to mention that "Yozakura" refers to viewing cherry blosoms at night.

* CherryBlossoms: Let's see... There are seven cherry blossom trees in Sakura-Shinmachi, "sakura" is in ** The ''Hana no Uta'' anime bumps this up several levels, with almost everyone displaying a certain level of perversion with other members of the town's name, and Yozakura means cherry blossoms in the night!cast.

* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hime, Kotoha, and surprisingly, Rin. * DeadlyFireworksDisplay: Although it's not a real fireworks show, Great Fireworks is the name for the final formation of Hime's Dragon Spear techniques.
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hime, Kotoha, and surprisingly, Rin. Most members of the cast have issues in their pasts that are later brought to light by the various conflicts forced upon them. * DeadlyFireworksDisplay: Although it's not a real fireworks show, it's invoked when Great Fireworks is the name for the final formation of Hime's Dragon Spear techniques.

* ElegantGothicLolita: One of Mariabelle's cosplays.

* ElegantGothicLolita: One of Mariabelle's cosplays.** FantasticGhetto: Averted within Sakura-shin itself, but it's implied that demons are segregated everywhere else.

* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: [[spoiler: Hime is a dragon, not a human]]. Literally a first-episode spoiler as the first episode of the 2008 anime reveals it off-hand, when it was a major revelation more than a dozen chapters into the manga. Akina's Tuning gets the same treatment between the anime and the manga.

* FlowerMotifs: Lila in particular and the "Hana no Uta" (Song of Flowers) arc in general, where Lila serves as the arc's antagonist. To a lesser extent, Juri and her hairpin [[spoiler:which Lila copied the shape of to brand on her face when they were younger, trying to "be more like" her beloved older sister]].
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* FlowerMotifs: Lila The entire manga displays various flower motifs, whether with symbolism or within characters' names. **Lila in particular and the "Hana no Uta" (Song of Flowers) arc in general, where Lila serves as the arc's antagonist. To a lesser extent, Juri and her hairpin [[spoiler:which Lila copied the shape of to brand on her face when they were younger, trying to "be more like" her beloved older sister]].

* FlowerMotifs: Lila in particular InfantImmortality: It's normally averted, which is the case for [[spoiler: Kohime's abduction]] and [[spoiler: Mina's and Kana's kidnappings at the "Hana no Uta" (Song hands of Flowers) arc in general, where Lila serves as the arc's antagonist. To a lesser extent, Juri and her hairpin [[spoiler:which Lila copied the shape of to brand on her face Rokkaku]]. But it's shockingly averted when they [[spoiler: one of Enyou's family members that were younger, trying forcibly tuned to "be more like" her beloved older sister]].the Otherworld is clearly a child.]]

* FlowerMotifs: Lila ParadoxPerson: Technically speaking, every single demon is this, with PowerIncontinence occurring because they're still not completely in particular and line with the "Hana no Uta" (Song natural laws of Flowers) arc in general, where Lila serves as the arc's antagonist. To a lesser extent, Juri and her hairpin [[spoiler:which Lila copied the shape of to brand on her face when they were younger, trying to "be more like" her beloved older sister]].current dimension.

* SpoiledSweet: Hime.

* StoicSpectacles: Kyousuke. * SquishyWizard: Ao more or less acts like one.

* TwelveEpisodeAnime: The first anime adaptation. * UnexplainedRecovery: Played straight by Hime in Volume 3. [[spoiler:Eventually explained because she's a dragon. Part of her all-around physical prowess includes excellent stamina and recovery time.]]
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* TwelveEpisodeAnime: The first Both anime adaptation. adaptations. * UnexplainedRecovery: Played straight Subverted by Hime in Volume 3. [[spoiler:Eventually Her quick healing time is eventually explained because she's a dragon. Part of her all-around physical prowess includes excellent stamina and recovery time.]]

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* BombDisposal: During her round of training with Kotoha, Hime wisely decides to fling the grenade skyward before it detonates.

* DirtForcefield: Averted in the manga, but played straight in all adaptations.

* VomitDiscretionShot / RelaxOVision: An odd combination of both happens. After a noodle-eating challenge shown in a flashback, we cut to Hime, Akina, and [[spoiler: Gin]] prancing around in a field filled with flowers, laughing while being covered in BishieSparkle. Amidst all the happy images and music, the aftermath of the vomitting is heard in the background.
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* VomitDiscretionShot / RelaxOVision: An odd combination of both happens. After a noodle-eating challenge shown in a flashback, we cut to Hime, Akina, and [[spoiler: Gin]] prancing around in a field filled with flowers, laughing while being covered in BishieSparkle. Amidst all the happy images and music, the aftermath of the vomitting vomiting is heard in the background.

* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Akina suffers from this trope in regards to characterization in the 2013 anime. In the 2013 adaptation, most of the events of the first volume of the manga are either left out entirely or took enough creative liberties to be different from what was already adapted in the 2008 anime. While not centered directly around Akina, most of these chapters showed how fundamental Akina is to the main group and how he stabilizes it without even establishing his importance as the Oyakume. The absence of these events can make Akina seem insensitive or even outright ignorant of the conflict of human-demon coexistence when viewing the first few episodes of the 2013 anime, even when the actions themselves are consistent with manga canon and/or its context, which includes: ** His blatantly overlooking Shidare and Shiina's insistence of human life being more important than that of demon kind. ** His near-tuning of Touka. In the manga, it is shown that he takes different approaches when trying to help others with their issues. (i.e. he's calmer when dealing with Ao, and definitely more vocal when dealing with Kotoha.) It's implied threatening Touka was most likely the only way for Akina to get Kyousuke's attention and try to get through to him. In the 2013 anime, this is the first time viewers will see Akina's approach to the human-youkai conflict, which would make Akina's position of being a ''life counseling office director'' rather dubious. * AdaptationInducedPlotHole: ''Hana no Uta'' and ''Tsuki ni Naku'' suffer from this at times.
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: AdaptationExplanationExtrication: ** Akina suffers from this trope in regards to characterization in the 2013 anime. In the 2013 this adaptation, most of the events of the first volume of the manga are either left out entirely or took enough creative liberties to be different from what was already adapted in the 2008 anime. While not centered directly around Akina, most of these chapters showed how fundamental Akina is to the main group and how he stabilizes it without even establishing his importance as the Oyakume. The absence of these events can make Akina seem insensitive or even outright ignorant of the conflict of human-demon coexistence when viewing the first few episodes of the 2013 anime, even when the actions themselves are consistent with manga canon and/or its context, which includes: ** *** His blatantly overlooking Shidare and Shiina's insistence of human life being more important than that of demon kind. ** *** His near-tuning of Touka. In the manga, it is shown that he takes different approaches when trying to help others with their issues. (i.e. he's calmer when dealing with Ao, and definitely more vocal when dealing with Kotoha.) It's implied threatening Touka was most likely the only way for Akina to [[ScareEmStraight get Kyousuke's attention and try to get through to him.him]]. In the 2013 anime, this is the first time viewers will see Akina's approach to the human-youkai conflict, which would make Akina's position of being a ''life counseling office director'' rather dubious. ** After a psychotically-fallen Zakuro kidnaps Rin for the second time, the main cast pursue them in Juri's ambulance. During the chase, Hime tries calling out to Rin, but is constantly battered and visibly injured by the trees Zakuro commands to stop them. As a result, Rin tries to convince Hime that she hates her so she would stop going after them and getting hurt even more. In ''Hoshi no Umi'', Rin immediately shouts at Hime after being captured by Zakuro without any prompting. * AdaptationInducedPlotHole: ''Hana no Uta'' and ''Tsuki ni Naku'' suffer This set of adaptations suffers from this at times.times. ** ''Hoshi no Umi'' instances: *** Not as severe as the examples listed below, but in the first OVA, during a conversation with Akina, Rin stares rather gloomily at a nearby Nana-gou and wonders if she should "get a check up" before dismissing it. Yet in the third OVA, Akina states that Rin never once considered going to the Otherworld.

*** After Enjin [[spoiler: fakes killing Akina]] in Episode 7, Hime turns the Dragon Spear into what amounts to a flamethrower and a large knife when it's clearly established that night is the first time she's used it at all and most likely wouldn't know how to change it. Hime doesn't change the Dragon Spear at all in manga version of the fight.
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*** After Enjin [[spoiler: fakes killing Akina]] in Episode episode 7, Hime turns the Dragon Spear into what amounts to a flamethrower and a large knife when it's clearly established that night is the first time she's used it at all and most likely wouldn't know how to change it. Hime doesn't change the Dragon Spear at all in manga version of the fight.

* CallBack / MythologyGag: The 2013 anime opening is full of call backs to earlier manga plot arcs that took place before ''Hoshi no Umi'' or ''Hana no Uta'' and weren't exactly faithfully dealt with in the 2008 adaptation (if at all).
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* AnimationBump: Compare the quality of the OVA animation to that of the anime and you'll see that the latter has much more detail. * ArtShift: The first episode of ''Hana no Uta'' features a quick example. Right before Hime delivers the final blow to one of the fallen goldfish, the lines get sketchier as the camera closes up on her. * CallBack / MythologyGag: The 2013 anime opening is full of call backs to earlier manga plot arcs that took place before ''Hoshi no Umi'' or ''Hana no Uta'' and weren't exactly faithfully dealt with in the 2008 adaptation (if at all).

* PuniPlush: The 2013 anime, as opposed to the more angular character designs in the manga and 2008 anime.
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* MirroredConfrontationShot: Used in the ''Hana no Uta'' opening, with the six main protagonists facing Lila, Zakuro, Morino, Shinozuka, Enjin, and...[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Kohime]]. * PitTrap: While Kotoha and Hime are training, a fleeing Kotoha lures a pursuing Hime into one of these. * PuniPlush: The 2013 This anime, as opposed to the more angular character designs in the manga and 2008 anime.anime. * {{Rewrite}}: ''Hana no Uta'' changes Kotoha's flashback of first being fallen from her motivation to have better control over her powers into her trigger than makes her lose it instead. * ShoutOut: While Hime's recovering from her injuries in Episode 6, she eats rice balls as she's sobbing, just like [[SpiritedAway Chihiro]]. * WeaponTwirling: In most of her combat scenes in ''Hana no Uta'', Hime twirls her weapon several times before striking a pose or attacking. [[AnimationBump Thanks to the increased budget,]] [[TropesAreNotBad it looks amazing]].
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