History VisualNovel / EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo

1st Aug '17 2:57:32 PM xcountryguy
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Kei, to Hiro.]]

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* %%* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Kei, to Hiro.]]



* BleachedUnderpants: The anime & manga version. No sex shown, although ''ef'' was originally an eroge. [[spoiler: Although it is implied to have happened.]]

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* BleachedUnderpants: The anime & manga version. No sex shown, although ''ef'' was originally an eroge. [[spoiler: Although [[spoiler:Although it is implied to have happened.]]



* BoyMeetsGirl

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* CannotSpitItOut

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* CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve: [[spoiler:Kei, to Hiro.]]
* CatSmile: Mizuki.

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* %%* CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve: [[spoiler:Kei, to Hiro.]]
* %%* CatSmile: Mizuki.



* ChickMagnet: Kyosuke

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* DatingSim

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* DramaticShattering

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* GreekChorus: Yuuko.

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* %%* GreekChorus: Yuuko.



* IdiotHair: Miyako.

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* %%* IdiotHair: Miyako.



* {{Joshikousei}}
* LadykillerInLove: Kyosuke.

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* %%* {{Joshikousei}}
* %%* LadykillerInLove: Kyosuke.



* MindScrew
* MundaneFantastic

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* %%* MindScrew
* %%* MundaneFantastic



* ParentalAbandonment: Miyako's parents left her to her own devices after they split up. Kei and Chihiro's grandfather is the landlord of the apartment that Hiro [[spoiler: and previously, Yuu]] lives in. Hiro and his sister Nagi's father is an artist and is frequently mentioned by the two, but never appears. Renji's mom is the only one who ever shows up on screen.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Miyako's parents left her to her own devices after they split up. Kei and Chihiro's grandfather is the landlord of the apartment that Hiro [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and previously, Yuu]] lives in. Hiro and his sister Nagi's father is an artist and is frequently mentioned by the two, but never appears. Renji's mom is the only one who ever shows up on screen.



* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Kei.

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* %%* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Kei.



* SecondLove

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* SiblingYinYang / PolarOppositeTwins: Kei is an athletic tsundere, Chihiro is a shrinking violet who likes to read.

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* SiblingYinYang / PolarOppositeTwins: SiblingYinYang: Kei is an athletic tsundere, Chihiro is a shrinking violet who likes to read.



* SnowMeansLove

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* %%* SnowMeansLove



* {{Tsundere}}: Kei and Hiro.
* TwelveEpisodeAnime

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* %%* {{Tsundere}}: Kei and Hiro.
* %%* TwelveEpisodeAnime



* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Heart-rendingly averted -- twice. [[spoiler: Yuu can't seem to catch a break.]]

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Heart-rendingly averted -- twice. [[spoiler: Yuu [[spoiler:Yuu can't seem to catch a break.]]



* BestServedCold: [[spoiler: Yuuko, upon encountering Yuu after ten years, follows him around and allows him to discover that she's being picked on and abused at school and at home, all as an attempt to get him to care about her and pursue her. Once she has him emotionally invested, she shows him all of her scars, describes several of them, and lists the ways she's been hurt, and then reveals that, had he not pushed her away unnecessarily ten years before, none of it would have happened, essentially making it all his fault. She describes this as her revenge on him for abandoning her, but it was also a cry to get him to help her.]]
* BigNo: [[spoiler: TheStinger of episode 6 has Yuu shouting this as Yuuko ends her detailed revelation of her long history of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of Amamiya.]]

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* BestServedCold: [[spoiler: Yuuko, [[spoiler:Yuuko, upon encountering Yuu after ten years, follows him around and allows him to discover that she's being picked on and abused at school and at home, all as an attempt to get him to care about her and pursue her. Once she has him emotionally invested, she shows him all of her scars, describes several of them, and lists the ways she's been hurt, and then reveals that, had he not pushed her away unnecessarily ten years before, none of it would have happened, essentially making it all his fault. She describes this as her revenge on him for abandoning her, but it was also a cry to get him to help her.]]
* BigNo: [[spoiler: TheStinger [[spoiler:TheStinger of episode 6 has Yuu shouting this as Yuuko ends her detailed revelation of her long history of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of Amamiya.]]



* ChristmasMiracle: Subverted big time. Kuze is back from Germany for Christmas Day, so Yuu is getting off work early and Yuuko is waiting outside the church rather than inside like usual. A young Mizuki meets Kuze for the first time and all seems well. [[spoiler: Then Yuuko gets hit by a car. Goddammit.]]
** Played straighter at the end, where [[spoiler: Yuu and Yuuko finally meet in the church, despite Yuuko's death. This makes it a ChristmasMiracle ''ten years long to the day.'']]

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* ChristmasMiracle: Subverted big time. Kuze is back from Germany for Christmas Day, so Yuu is getting off work early and Yuuko is waiting outside the church rather than inside like usual. A young Mizuki meets Kuze for the first time and all seems well. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then Yuuko gets hit by a car. Goddammit.]]
** Played straighter at the end, where [[spoiler: Yuu [[spoiler:Yuu and Yuuko finally meet in the church, despite Yuuko's death. This makes it a ChristmasMiracle ''ten years long to the day.'']]



* CuteAndPsycho: Definitely played with. [[spoiler: Yuuko's adopted brother gave her a knife ''specifically'' so she could do this at any time. She doesn't.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier

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* CuteAndPsycho: Definitely played with. [[spoiler: Yuuko's [[spoiler:Yuuko's adopted brother gave her a knife ''specifically'' so she could do this at any time. She doesn't.]]
* %%* DarkerAndEdgier



* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler: Amamiya regularly beats Yuuko. By the time this is revealed, she's become used to it to the point where she can list all the scars and bruises she's received as well as all the ways he's abused her. [[TearJerker It's a long, long list.]]]]
* DramaBomb: This is a case where an already-dramatic series is made ''even more dramatic'' by [[spoiler: Yuuko's revelation of her scarred body and the aforementioned long, long list.]]

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* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler: Amamiya [[spoiler:Amamiya regularly beats Yuuko. By the time this is revealed, she's become used to it to the point where she can list all the scars and bruises she's received as well as all the ways he's abused her. [[TearJerker It's a long, long list.]]]]
* DramaBomb: This is a case where an already-dramatic series is made ''even more dramatic'' by [[spoiler: Yuuko's [[spoiler:Yuuko's revelation of her scarred body and the aforementioned long, long list.]]



* DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas: Played with. [[spoiler: Some of the characters are in Australia at Christmastime with little reason given.]] Also, Yuuko muses about what it must be like to have Christmas in the summertime.

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* DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas: Played with. [[spoiler: Some [[spoiler:Some of the characters are in Australia at Christmastime with little reason given.]] Also, Yuuko muses about what it must be like to have Christmas in the summertime.



* EvolvingCredits: There are a ''lot'' of varied color schemes used in the opening for various episodes, one is completely instrumental and lacks the characters in the scenes. [[spoiler: Just as it was in ''memories'', the final version of the opening has several scenes that change, and is the final ending to the series.]]

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* EvolvingCredits: There are a ''lot'' of varied color schemes used in the opening for various episodes, one is completely instrumental and lacks the characters in the scenes. [[spoiler: Just [[spoiler:Just as it was in ''memories'', the final version of the opening has several scenes that change, and is the final ending to the series.]]



* GenkiGirl: Mizuki.

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* %%* GenkiGirl: Mizuki.



* JustifiedTitle: The title of the visual novel originally seems to be a generic {{Engrish}} love story title, until at the end it's revealed that [[spoiler: there were two towns all along, also making it a Shout Out for ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.]]

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* JustifiedTitle: The title of the visual novel originally seems to be a generic {{Engrish}} love story title, until at the end it's revealed that [[spoiler: there [[spoiler:there were two towns all along, also making it a Shout Out for ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.]]



* {{Melodrama}}: The good kind.

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* %%* {{Melodrama}}: The good kind.



* PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation: The ending sequence involving Mizuki has a photo with the faces obscured by a lens flare. [[spoiler: Those people turn out to be Yuu, Yuuko, and Miki (Mizuki's old self who was traumatized by the experience of her own parents trying to kill her), signifying how Yuu and Yuuko have transformed Miki into the current cheerful Mizuki.]]
* PromotionToParent: Yuu and Yuuko are almost like this to a young Mizuki, at least until [[spoiler: Yuuko gets hit by a car. On Christmas.]]
* RapeAsDrama: Surprisingly minor plot point; it's no less horrible, but in this case it's just another horrible thing: [[spoiler: Amamiya has done to Yuuko. On Christmas, no less.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Amamiya adopted Yuuko as a sister because his own sister died in the earthquake. [[spoiler: Predictably enough, he eventually harbors deep feelings of hatred both towards Yuuko for not being the same person as his sister and toward himself for being unable to save her. Beatings and rape ensue.]]

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* PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation: The ending sequence involving Mizuki has a photo with the faces obscured by a lens flare. [[spoiler: Those [[spoiler:Those people turn out to be Yuu, Yuuko, and Miki (Mizuki's old self who was traumatized by the experience of her own parents trying to kill her), signifying how Yuu and Yuuko have transformed Miki into the current cheerful Mizuki.]]
* PromotionToParent: Yuu and Yuuko are almost like this to a young Mizuki, at least until [[spoiler: Yuuko [[spoiler:Yuuko gets hit by a car. On Christmas.]]
* RapeAsDrama: Surprisingly minor plot point; it's no less horrible, but in this case it's just another horrible thing: [[spoiler: Amamiya [[spoiler:Amamiya has done to Yuuko. On Christmas, no less.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Amamiya adopted Yuuko as a sister because his own sister died in the earthquake. [[spoiler: Predictably [[spoiler:Predictably enough, he eventually harbors deep feelings of hatred both towards Yuuko for not being the same person as his sister and toward himself for being unable to save her. Beatings and rape ensue.]]



** In retrospect, there is a great one in [[spoiler: the game's title itself: "A Fairy Tale Of The Two" turns out to mean [[Creator/CharlesDickens "a tale of]] [[Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities two cities".]]]]

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** In retrospect, there is a great one in [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the game's title itself: "A Fairy Tale Of The Two" turns out to mean [[Creator/CharlesDickens "a tale of]] [[Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities two cities".]]]]



* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Yuuko and Mizuki.]] Less negative than most portrayals, this story seems to suggest that this behavior is actually a good way to keep your sanity after horrific trauma.

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* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Yuuko [[spoiler:Yuuko and Mizuki.]] Less negative than most portrayals, this story seems to suggest that this behavior is actually a good way to keep your sanity after horrific trauma.



* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: There are two towns, one in Japan and the other in Australia.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: There [[spoiler:There are two towns, one in Japan and the other in Australia.]]



* WhamEpisode: Episode six.

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* %%* WhamEpisode: Episode six.
28th Jun '17 5:33:21 PM nombretomado
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** TheOtherWiki says it's canonically a form of neurosis. Of course, neurosis isn't fatal.

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** TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki says it's canonically a form of neurosis. Of course, neurosis isn't fatal.
15th Apr '17 3:43:39 PM eroock
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* WeirdMoon: The moon, as portrayed in the anime, is ginormous. It also has the points of the crescent meet at one end, which is impossible -- and then there are the scenes where it seems to be a two-dimensional object glued to the night sky.

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* WeirdMoon: The moon, as portrayed in the anime, is ginormous.[[GiganticMoon ginormous]]. It also has the points of the crescent meet at one end, which is impossible -- and then there are the scenes where it seems to be a two-dimensional object glued to the night sky.
18th Dec '16 3:40:02 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Kyosuke tries holding this as a point of superiority over Hiro. [[SubvertedTrope However, in actuality he feels his earlier experiences were shallow and meaningless.]]
30th Jun '16 4:55:35 PM MoonlightBomber
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Added DiffLines:

* ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof: In Yuuko's chapter, bullies do this with Yuuko's indoor shoes, hiding them on top of the lockers, which causes her to have to go around all day in her socks. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted -- Yuuko hid them up there herself to create the illusion that she was being bullied, so that she could better manipulate Yuu.]]
6th Apr '16 1:19:44 PM RubberyChicken
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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. Creator/SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].

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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. Creator/SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's on [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].
crunchyroll.com/ef-a-tale-of-memories Crunchyroll]].
16th Nov '15 1:49:14 PM madcapguy
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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].

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''ef: A Tale Of Memories'' anime was released in 2007 and is an adaptation of the first game and one third of the second game. ''ef: A Tale of Melodies'' was released in 2008 and is an adaptation of the rest of the second game. The anime was produced by Creator/StudioShaft and directed by Shin Ounuma, who volunteered for the job. Of special note are the illustrations at the end of each episode, which are made by various anime and manga artists. SentaiFilmworks Creator/SentaiFilmworks is distributing it in North America; it is available on the Creator/AnimeNetwork's [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ef-A-Tale-of-Memories/Watch Online Player]].
7th Nov '15 5:24:02 AM MoonlightBomber
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* ForeignLanguageTitle: Both the visual novel and the anime are in English. Averted in the fandisc, which is translated to "An Angel's Sunday (Holiday)".

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* ForeignLanguageTitle: Both The titles of both the visual novel and the anime are in English. Averted in the fandisc, which is translated to "An Angel's Sunday (Holiday)".
7th Nov '15 5:21:27 AM MoonlightBomber
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* TheBigDamnKiss: Provides the trope's picture. Most of the kissing scenes turn the SceneryPorn UpToEleven.

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* TheBigDamnKiss: Provides the trope's picture. Most of the kissing scenes turn the SceneryPorn UpToEleven. They also count as {{Hollywood Kiss}}es.



* CherryBlossoms: In the visual novel, this phenomenon is parodied by having childishly drawn pink blossoms begin to cascade all over the game screen when Mizuki starts to go on a lovestruck ramble about Kei (and later, Chihiro).



* CreditsJukebox: Both anime seasons have multiple ending themes. The ending theme depends on the girl being focused on a particular episode, while the final ending themes of both seasons are the original visual novel's opening theme (of ''the first tale.'') and the ending theme (of ''the latter tale.'')



* ForeignLanguageTheme: The opening themes of both anime seasons are sung in English by ELISA. The final episodes of the two seasons, however, had their opening themes sung in Japanese by the same artist.
* ForeignLanguageTitle: Both the visual novel and the anime are in English. Averted in the fandisc, which is translated to "An Angel's Sunday (Holiday)".



* HowWeGotHere: The visual novel starts with the ending, and jumps to two different points in the middle, before starting at the beginning.
* HumoresqueProgression: The theme songs employ this progression.



* ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle: Both the visual novel and the anime have this title setup.



** A FreezeFrameBonus of a paper flying by when Hiro leaves the church in episode 1 has [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays "Nice Boat"]] written in it.

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** A FreezeFrameBonus of a paper flying by when Hiro leaves the church in episode 1 has [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays "Nice Boat"]] written in it. Also counts as UnreadablyFastText.



* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Chihiro explains a math problem she supposedly read once in school, about how long it would take a sheep tethered x feet from a pole to eat all the grass in the surrounding circle. She thinks of the implied end of the story, about how the sheep would eventually starve to death, rather than the math problem it was setting up.



* TheXOfY: Both the visual novel and the anime have this title setup.



* WeirdMoon
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Parents]]: Miyako becomes a great cook and the top student in both academics and athletics in a failed attempt to earn her parents' praise.

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* WeirdMoon
WeirdMoon: The moon, as portrayed in the anime, is ginormous. It also has the points of the crescent meet at one end, which is impossible -- and then there are the scenes where it seems to be a two-dimensional object glued to the night sky.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter "Well Done, Daughter!" Parents]]: Miyako [[spoiler:Miyako becomes a great cook and the top student in both academics and athletics in a failed attempt to earn her parents' praise.]]



* {{Flatline}}: [[spoiler:In episode eleven, Kuze's heart machine beeps, and then the heartrendingly sad ending theme plays. At the end, his machine beeps again and he comes back to life.]]



* GoneMadFromTheRevelation: Seems to happen to Amamiya after he sees a sketch Yuu did of his younger sister Akane, who strongly resembles Amamiya's own little sister who also died in the same earthquake. He ends up killing himself via a fire after he's done painting.

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* GoneMadFromTheRevelation: Seems [[spoiler:Seems to happen to Amamiya after he sees a sketch Yuu did of his younger sister Akane, who strongly resembles Amamiya's own little sister who also died in the same earthquake. He ends up killing himself via a fire after he's done painting.]]


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* JustifiedTitle: The title of the visual novel originally seems to be a generic {{Engrish}} love story title, until at the end it's revealed that [[spoiler: there were two towns all along, also making it a Shout Out for ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''.]]
6th Nov '15 4:51:37 AM MoonlightBomber
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* [[spoiler:HookedUpAfterwards: In a sense. Chihiro's chapter ends with Renji hitting the reset button on their relationship, or rather, NOT hitting said button. He starts over from square one. There's a timeship before Mizuki/Kuze's chapter showing them completely platonic but with Chihiro admitting she's both fallen in love with Renji and knew they were in a relationship before. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Renji restarts the relationship by writing her a story about said events with his feelings in them]].]]

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* [[spoiler:HookedUpAfterwards: In HookedUpAfterwards: [[spoiler:In a sense. Chihiro's chapter ends with Renji hitting the reset button on their relationship, or rather, NOT hitting said button. He starts over from square one. There's a timeship before Mizuki/Kuze's chapter showing them completely platonic but with Chihiro admitting she's both fallen in love with Renji and knew they were in a relationship before. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Renji restarts the relationship by writing her a story about said events with his feelings in them]].]]



* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: Subverted. Yuuko gets pregnant and after some drama decides to give birth to the baby and everything is starting to look up... but then she gets hit by a car while only a few months pregnant and bleeds to death inside the church.]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: Subverted.BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Subverted. Yuuko gets pregnant and after some drama decides to give birth to the baby and everything is starting to look up... but then she gets hit by a car while only a few months pregnant and bleeds to death inside the church.]]



* BreakTheCutie: Yuuko. Oh god Yuuko. Seriously Yuu, just give her a hug already.

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* BreakTheCutie: Yuuko. Oh god god, Yuuko. Seriously Yuu, just give her a hug already.



* ChristmasMiracle: Subverted big time. Kuze is back from Germany for Christmas Day, so Yuu is getting off work early and Yuuko is waiting outside the church rather than inside like usual. A young Mizuki meets Kuze for the first time and all seems well. [[spoiler: Then Yuuko gets hit by a car. God Dammit.]]

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* ChristmasMiracle: Subverted big time. Kuze is back from Germany for Christmas Day, so Yuu is getting off work early and Yuuko is waiting outside the church rather than inside like usual. A young Mizuki meets Kuze for the first time and all seems well. [[spoiler: Then Yuuko gets hit by a car. God Dammit.Goddammit.]]



* StepfordSmiler [[spoiler: Yuuko and Mizuki]] Less negative than most portrayals, this story seems to suggest that this behavior is actually a good way to keep your sanity after horrific trauma.

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* StepfordSmiler StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Yuuko and Mizuki]] Mizuki.]] Less negative than most portrayals, this story seems to suggest that this behavior is actually a good way to keep your sanity after horrific trauma.
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