History VideoGame / HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe

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* ThemeTwinNaming: The two deers that followed Nue around are named Momiji and Kaede (both mean "maple"). [[BlueSeed Wait...]] [[ShoutOut hmm...]]

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* ThemeTwinNaming: The two deers that followed Nue around are named Momiji and Kaede (both mean "maple"). [[BlueSeed [[Manga/BlueSeed Wait...]] [[ShoutOut hmm...]]
19th Aug '15 4:37:31 PM nombretomado
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* JapaneseHonorifics: Ranging from heavy use of ''-dono'' and ''-sama'' to some characters' complete aversion to them.
* JapanesePronouns: Openly used as a means of identifying personality types in artbooks and so forth.
16th Jan '15 4:00:34 PM spirasen
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''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de'' (loosely "Within the Expanse of a Distant Time") is a series of [[RomanceGame otome games]] developed by Ruby Party and published by {{KOEI}}. It is a part of the [=NeoRomance=] label, which also includes ''Franchise/{{Angelique}}'' and ''[[KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''.

The basic premise involves a female OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent -- often accompanied by a couple of friends -- drawn into a parallel world that bears a strong resemblance to [[JidaiGeki historical Japan during the Heian (and later - Bakumatsu) Period]], where a lot of traditional Japanese/Eastern myths and beliefs have a material form, coexisting peacefully with some of the more generic [[ElementalPowers element-based spells]]. (It was hardly, if at all, ''identified'' as Japan until later games: most characters tend to only refer to the setting as "another world".) There, the girl assumes the position of the {{Miko}}, or priestess, of the Dragon-God, a deity believed to be capable of saving people from current disasters. On her quest to complete the mission, she is accompanied by [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys eight attractive young men]] called the Hachiyou (lit. "Eight Leaves"), who gain their powers from TheFourGods.

While the plot of the original game (and to a greater extent its manga/anime adaptations) has been [[strike:accused of plagiarizing]] [[TropesAreNotBad noted as having a lot of similarities]] to ''FushigiYuugi'' (or, sometimes, ''{{InuYasha}}''), the franchise definitely stands on its own, and the later entries actually managed to improve the premise enough that it no longer feels "borrowed". Each of the five main games features a new set of characters and a new conflict, so the series doesn't get too repetitive while still keeping (loosely) the same general theme.

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''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de'' (loosely "Within the Expanse of a Distant Time") is a series of [[RomanceGame otome games]] developed by Ruby Party and published by {{KOEI}}. Creator/{{KOEI}}. It is a part of the [=NeoRomance=] label, which also includes ''Franchise/{{Angelique}}'' and ''[[KiniroNoCorda ''[[VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda La Corda d'Oro]]''.

The basic premise involves a female OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent -- often accompanied by a couple of friends -- drawn into a parallel world that bears a strong resemblance to [[JidaiGeki historical Japan during the Heian (and later - -- Bakumatsu) Period]], where a lot of traditional Japanese/Eastern myths and beliefs have a material form, coexisting co-existing peacefully with some of the more generic [[ElementalPowers element-based spells]]. (It was hardly, if at all, ''identified'' as Japan until later games: most characters tend to only refer to the setting as "another world".) There, the girl assumes the position of the {{Miko}}, or priestess, of the Dragon-God, a deity believed to be capable of saving people from current disasters. On her quest to complete the mission, she is accompanied by [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys eight attractive young men]] called the Hachiyou (lit. "Eight Leaves"), who gain their powers from TheFourGods.

While the plot of the original game (and to a greater extent its manga/anime adaptations) has been [[strike:accused of plagiarizing]] [[TropesAreNotBad noted as having a lot of similarities]] to ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' (or, sometimes, ''{{InuYasha}}''), ''Manga/InuYasha''), the franchise definitely stands on its own, and the later entries actually managed to improve the premise enough that it no longer feels "borrowed". Each of the five main games features a new set of characters and a new conflict, so the series doesn't get too repetitive while still keeping (loosely) the same general theme.



* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou'' (2005-04-01 - [=PS2=])[[note]]Essentially an UpdatedRerelease of the original game tied with the TV series adaptation.[[/note]]

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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou'' (2005-04-01 - [=PS2=])[[note]]Essentially [=PS2=]) [[note]]Essentially an UpdatedRerelease of the original game tied with the TV series adaptation.[[/note]]



* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Maihitoyo'' (2006-09-21 - [=PS2=])[[note]]Adapted from the theatrical movie.[[/note]]

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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Maihitoyo'' (2006-09-21 - [=PS2=])[[note]]Adapted [=PS2=]) [[note]]Adapted from the theatrical movie.[[/note]]



The latest entry in the series, which returned to historical themes yet managed to get TaintedByThePreview due to skipping over to the Bakumatsu Period (therefore marking itself as a rival to Otomate's ''{{Hakuouki}}'' franchise) and replacing the main voice cast. Unusually for the series, it doesn't have the heroes permanently TrappedInAnotherWorld, but allows for travelling between the modern and historical settings.

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The latest entry in the series, which returned to historical themes yet managed to get TaintedByThePreview due to skipping over to the Bakumatsu Period (therefore marking itself as a rival to Otomate's ''{{Hakuouki}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Hakuouki}}'' franchise) and replacing the main voice cast. Unusually for the series, it doesn't have the heroes permanently TrappedInAnotherWorld, but allows for travelling between the modern and historical settings.



The original game spawned a 17-volume {{manga}} authored by the series' character designer Tohko Mizuno; originally published by Hakusensha in ''[=LaLa=]'' magazine, it ran from July 1999[[note]]Japanese Wikipedia currently says February 2000[[/note]] to January 2010 (shifting to ''[=LaLa DX=]'' in February 2007). There are also extra chapters dedicated to the second and the third game, and an entire extra volume concerning the fourth one. The manga is licensed in North America by VIZ Media under the title ''Haruka -- Beyond the Stream of Time''.

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The original game spawned a 17-volume {{manga}} authored by the series' character designer Tohko Mizuno; Creator/TohkoMizuno; originally published by Hakusensha in ''[=LaLa=]'' magazine, it ran from July 1999[[note]]Japanese 1999 [[note]]Japanese Wikipedia currently says February 2000[[/note]] to January 2010 (shifting to ''[=LaLa DX=]'' in February 2007). There are also extra chapters dedicated to the second and the third game, and an entire extra volume concerning the fourth one. The manga is licensed in North America by VIZ Media under the title ''Haruka -- Beyond the Stream of Time''.



* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Ajisai Yumegatari'' (OAV, 2 episodes, 2002-2003)[[note]]Basically a side story to the original game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2: Shiroki Ryuu no Miko'' (OAV, 3 episodes, 2003-2005)[[note]]Adaptation of the second game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou'' (TV, 26 episodes, 2004-2005; aired on TV Tokyo. There are also two OAV episodes released under the title in 2005.)[[note]]Partially adapted from the manga ''and'' the original game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' (theatrical movie, 2006)[[note]]An original story starring the cast of the first game/''Hachiyou Shou'' and includes a new character.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Kurenai no Tsuki'' (TV special, 2007; aired on KIDS STATION)[[note]]Partial adaptation of the third game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari naki Unmei'' (TV special, 2010; aired on [=AT-X=])[[note]]"Sequel" to ''Kurenai no Tsuki'' adapting the rest of the game's story, including the endings.[[/note]]

In addition, two live-action stage plays based on the franchise were made in 2008 and 2009, ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' and ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Oborozoushi''. The former, as the title suggests, is an adaptation of the theatrical movie; the latter is a completely original story[[note]]heavily focused on Yasuaki[[/note]], still starring the cast of the first game.

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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Ajisai Yumegatari'' (OAV, (OVA, 2 episodes, 2002-2003)[[note]]Basically 2002-2003) [[note]]Basically a side story to the original game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2: Shiroki Ryuu no Miko'' (OAV, (OVA, 3 episodes, 2003-2005)[[note]]Adaptation 2003-2005) [[note]]Adaptation of the second game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou'' (TV, 26 episodes, 2004-2005; aired on TV Tokyo. There are also two OAV OVA episodes released under the title in 2005.)[[note]]Partially ) [[note]]Partially adapted from the manga ''and'' the original game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' (theatrical movie, 2006)[[note]]An 2006) [[note]]An original story starring the cast of the first game/''Hachiyou game: ''Hachiyou Shou'' and includes a new character.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Kurenai no Tsuki'' (TV special, 2007; aired on KIDS STATION)[[note]]Partial STATION) [[note]]Partial adaptation of the third game.[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari naki Naki Unmei'' (TV special, 2010; aired on [=AT-X=])[[note]]"Sequel" [=AT-X=]) [[note]]"Sequel" to ''Kurenai no Tsuki'' adapting the rest of the game's story, including the endings.[[/note]]

In addition, two live-action stage plays based on the franchise were made in 2008 and 2009, ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' and ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Oborozoushi''. The former, as the title suggests, is an adaptation of the theatrical movie; the latter is a completely original story[[note]]heavily story [[note]]heavily focused on Yasuaki[[/note]], still starring the cast of the first game.
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* BittersweetEnding: The ''Maihitoyo'' movie. Suefumi's relationship with Akane was doomed from the start[[note]]since he was eventually revealed to have been DeadAllAlong[[/note]], but consider that the alternative outcome for him was apparently to be exorcised by Yasuaki...

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* BittersweetEnding: The ''Maihitoyo'' movie. Suefumi's relationship with Akane was doomed from the start[[note]]since start [[note]]since he was eventually revealed to have been DeadAllAlong[[/note]], but consider that the alternative outcome for him was apparently to be exorcised by Yasuaki...



* CuttingOffTheBranches: Inverted. The "default" pairing is the Hachiyou in the position of the Seiryuu of Heaven[[note]]which is true for the manga[[/note]]. However, chronology-wise, the only game where the choice arguably matters is ''Haruka 4'', due to its "prequel" nature. Furthermore, the remake of the first game added an ending for a character whose "branch" was already cut by the sequel.

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* CuttingOffTheBranches: Inverted. The "default" pairing is the Hachiyou in the position of the Seiryuu of Heaven[[note]]which Heaven [[note]]which is true for the manga[[/note]]. However, chronology-wise, the only game where the choice arguably matters is ''Haruka 4'', due to its "prequel" nature. Furthermore, the remake of the first game added an ending for a character whose "branch" was already cut by the sequel.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: We swear, it's not TimeTravel, just AnotherDimension that ''happens'' to look like ancient Kyoto! This concept works ''very'' well for justifying any historical disrepancies (including allowing the creators to use as much of the era setting detail as they want while safely skipping over anything that would look too gross in an otome game). Though even the "fantasy" part is derived from very real eastern mythology and religions.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: We swear, it's not TimeTravel, just AnotherDimension that ''happens'' to look like ancient Kyoto! This concept works ''very'' well for justifying any historical disrepancies discrepancies (including allowing the creators to use as much of the era setting detail as they want while safely skipping over anything that would look too gross in an otome game). Though even the "fantasy" part is derived from very real eastern mythology and religions.



* MultipleEndings: The games, obviously, but also ''Hachiyou Shou'' TV and ''Owarinaki Unmei'', via DVD {{Omake}}.

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* MultipleEndings: The games, obviously, but also ''Hachiyou Shou'' TV and ''Owarinaki ''Owari Naki Unmei'', via DVD {{Omake}}.[[BonusMaterial omake]].



* ThirdOptionAdaptation: None of the anime adaptations have a clear-cut ending, despite the existence of the de-facto "default" pairings. Subverted with ''Hachiyou Shou'' TV and ''Owarinaki Unmei'', where, instead of just sticking with an "open" ending, you are allowed to make your own choice.

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* ThirdOptionAdaptation: None of the anime adaptations have a clear-cut ending, despite the existence of the de-facto "default" pairings. Subverted with ''Hachiyou Shou'' TV and ''Owarinaki ''Owari Naki Unmei'', where, instead of just sticking with an "open" ending, you are allowed to make your own choice.



* ShockAndAwe: The Seiryuu of Earth Hachiyou. In ''Haruka 4'' the character even has the nickname "''Kuroikadzuchi''" (black lightning).

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* ShockAndAwe: The Seiryuu of Earth Hachiyou. In ''Haruka 4'' the character even has the nickname "''Kuroikadzuchi''" "''Kuroikazuchi''" (black lightning).



* BishieSparkle: Seems to be the purpose of the existence of ''Hachiyou Shou'' [=OAVs=].

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* BishieSparkle: Seems to be the purpose of the existence of ''Hachiyou Shou'' [=OAVs=].[=OVAs=].



* ColonCancer: Several of the titles in the series fall into this territory.

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* ColonCancer: Several of the titles in the series fall into this territory.



* CrossdressingVoices: Played straight with Sefuru (Yuu Asakawa), but averted with Shimon (Kouki Miyata).

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* CrossdressingVoices: Played straight with Sefuru (Yuu Asakawa), (Creator/YuuAsakawa), but averted with Shimon (Kouki Miyata).(Creator/KoukiMiyata).



* DelayedReaction: Karin in ''Shiroki Ryuu no Miko'', when told about her new status. Also Akane and Shimon in one ''Hachiyou Shou'' OAV.

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* DelayedReaction: Karin in ''Shiroki Ryuu no Miko'', when told about her new status. Also Akane and Shimon in one ''Hachiyou Shou'' OAV.OVA.
14th Apr '14 9:33:42 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* RecursiveAdaptation: ''Maihitoyo'' [=PS2=] game.[[note]]Based on a theatrical anime movie, which is a spinoff of a TV anime series loosely based on a manga adaptation of a [=PlayStation=] game.[[/note]]
14th Apr '14 9:33:03 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* PortmanteauSeriesNickname: "[=HaruToki=]"; also "[=HaruHachi=]" for ''Hachiyou Shou''.
14th Apr '14 9:31:35 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CashCowFranchise: Definitely heading this way. Let's see: the series has been around for ten years, has exhausted its initial setting, the manga adaptation has ended... yet they're now making the fifth game (which was initially a subject of controversy due to changing the cast and the time period).
1st Jan '14 12:32:45 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* HoYay: The Hachiyou, to various degrees. Naturally, fanfiction tends to, [[SlashFic ahem]], exaggerate this...
24th Aug '13 3:34:01 PM Viira
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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou'' (2005-04-01 - [=PS2=])[[hottip:*:Essentially an UpdatedRerelease of the original game tied with the TV series adaptation.]]

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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou'' (2005-04-01 - [=PS2=])[[hottip:*:Essentially [=PS2=])[[note]]Essentially an UpdatedRerelease of the original game tied with the TV series adaptation.]][[/note]]



* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Maihitoyo'' (2006-09-21 - [=PS2=])[[hottip:*:Adapted from the theatrical movie.]]

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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Maihitoyo'' (2006-09-21 - [=PS2=])[[hottip:*:Adapted [=PS2=])[[note]]Adapted from the theatrical movie.]][[/note]]



The original game spawned a 17-volume {{manga}} authored by the series' character designer Tohko Mizuno; originally published by Hakusensha in ''[=LaLa=]'' magazine, it ran from July 1999[[hottip:*:Japanese Wikipedia currently says February 2000]] to January 2010 (shifting to ''[=LaLa DX=]'' in February 2007). There are also extra chapters dedicated to the second and the third game, and an entire extra volume concerning the fourth one. The manga is licensed in North America by VIZ Media under the title ''Haruka -- Beyond the Stream of Time''.

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The original game spawned a 17-volume {{manga}} authored by the series' character designer Tohko Mizuno; originally published by Hakusensha in ''[=LaLa=]'' magazine, it ran from July 1999[[hottip:*:Japanese 1999[[note]]Japanese Wikipedia currently says February 2000]] 2000[[/note]] to January 2010 (shifting to ''[=LaLa DX=]'' in February 2007). There are also extra chapters dedicated to the second and the third game, and an entire extra volume concerning the fourth one. The manga is licensed in North America by VIZ Media under the title ''Haruka -- Beyond the Stream of Time''.



* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Ajisai Yumegatari'' (OAV, 2 episodes, 2002-2003)[[hottip:*:Basically a side story to the original game.]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2: Shiroki Ryuu no Miko'' (OAV, 3 episodes, 2003-2005)[[hottip:*:Adaptation of the second game.]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou'' (TV, 26 episodes, 2004-2005; aired on TV Tokyo. There are also two OAV episodes released under the title in 2005.)[[hottip:*:Partially adapted from the manga ''and'' the original game.]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' (theatrical movie, 2006)[[hottip:*:An original story starring the cast of the first game/''Hachiyou Shou'' and includes a new character.]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Kurenai no Tsuki'' (TV special, 2007; aired on KIDS STATION)[[hottip:*:Partial adaptation of the third game.]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari naki Unmei'' (TV special, 2010; aired on [=AT-X=])[[hottip:*:"Sequel" to ''Kurenai no Tsuki'' adapting the rest of the game's story, including the endings.]]

In addition, two live-action stage plays based on the franchise were made in 2008 and 2009, ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' and ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Oborozoushi''. The former, as the title suggests, is an adaptation of the theatrical movie; the latter is a completely original story[[hottip:*:heavily focused on Yasuaki]], still starring the cast of the first game.

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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Ajisai Yumegatari'' (OAV, 2 episodes, 2002-2003)[[hottip:*:Basically 2002-2003)[[note]]Basically a side story to the original game.]]
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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2: Shiroki Ryuu no Miko'' (OAV, 3 episodes, 2003-2005)[[hottip:*:Adaptation 2003-2005)[[note]]Adaptation of the second game.]]
[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou'' (TV, 26 episodes, 2004-2005; aired on TV Tokyo. There are also two OAV episodes released under the title in 2005.)[[hottip:*:Partially )[[note]]Partially adapted from the manga ''and'' the original game.]]
[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' (theatrical movie, 2006)[[hottip:*:An 2006)[[note]]An original story starring the cast of the first game/''Hachiyou Shou'' and includes a new character.]]
[[/note]]
* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Kurenai no Tsuki'' (TV special, 2007; aired on KIDS STATION)[[hottip:*:Partial STATION)[[note]]Partial adaptation of the third game.]]
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* ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari naki Unmei'' (TV special, 2010; aired on [=AT-X=])[[hottip:*:"Sequel" [=AT-X=])[[note]]"Sequel" to ''Kurenai no Tsuki'' adapting the rest of the game's story, including the endings.]]

[[/note]]

In addition, two live-action stage plays based on the franchise were made in 2008 and 2009, ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Maihitoyo'' and ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Oborozoushi''. The former, as the title suggests, is an adaptation of the theatrical movie; the latter is a completely original story[[hottip:*:heavily story[[note]]heavily focused on Yasuaki]], Yasuaki[[/note]], still starring the cast of the first game.



* BittersweetEnding: The ''Maihitoyo'' movie. Suefumi's relationship with Akane was doomed from the start[[hottip:*:since he was eventually revealed to have been DeadAllAlong]], but consider that the alternative outcome for him was apparently to be exorcised by Yasuaki...

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* BittersweetEnding: The ''Maihitoyo'' movie. Suefumi's relationship with Akane was doomed from the start[[hottip:*:since start[[note]]since he was eventually revealed to have been DeadAllAlong]], DeadAllAlong[[/note]], but consider that the alternative outcome for him was apparently to be exorcised by Yasuaki...



* CuttingOffTheBranches: Inverted. The "default" pairing is the Hachiyou in the position of the Seiryuu of Heaven[[hottip:*:which is true for the manga]]. However, chronology-wise, the only game where the choice arguably matters is ''Haruka 4'', due to its "prequel" nature. Furthermore, the remake of the first game added an ending for a character whose "branch" was already cut by the sequel.

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* CuttingOffTheBranches: Inverted. The "default" pairing is the Hachiyou in the position of the Seiryuu of Heaven[[hottip:*:which Heaven[[note]]which is true for the manga]].manga[[/note]]. However, chronology-wise, the only game where the choice arguably matters is ''Haruka 4'', due to its "prequel" nature. Furthermore, the remake of the first game added an ending for a character whose "branch" was already cut by the sequel.



* RecursiveAdaptation: ''Maihitoyo'' [=PS2=] game.[[hottip:*:Based on a theatrical anime movie, which is a spinoff of a TV anime series loosely based on a manga adaptation of a [=PlayStation=] game.]]

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* RecursiveAdaptation: ''Maihitoyo'' [=PS2=] game.[[hottip:*:Based [[note]]Based on a theatrical anime movie, which is a spinoff of a TV anime series loosely based on a manga adaptation of a [=PlayStation=] game.]][[/note]]
17th Mar '13 5:03:44 AM Austin
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* BittersweetEnding: The ''Maihitoyo'' movie. Suefumi's relationship with Akane was doomed from the start[[hottip:*:since he was eventually revealed to have been DeadAllAlong]], but consider that the alternative outcome for him was apparently to be exorcised by Yasuaki...


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* ShownTheirWork: Despite the notes on FantasyCounterpartCulture on the main page, the series makes ''heavy'' use of actual historical and mythological material, to the point where one starts wondering if the "parallel world" thing only exists just so that some of the details could be changed or excluded without ruining the overall picture.
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