History Webcomic / Sakana

13th Mar '17 9:41:23 AM UndineWells
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** Yuudai is pretty sensitive to people talking about his scar.

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** Yuudai is also pretty sensitive to people talking about his scar.



* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler:Yuudai suffered from this in his previous relationship. His ex, Arata, is the one who gave him the scar on his face, as well as a [[CynicismCatalyst new outlook on life,]] to say the least.]]

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* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler:Yuudai suffered from this in his previous relationship. His ex, Arata, is the one who gave him the scar on his face, as well as a [[CynicismCatalyst new outlook on life,]] to say the least.characteristic scar.]]



* GrumpyBear: Nothing but his [[KindheartedCatLover cat]] (and maybe Jiro being "devastated"...) seems to make Yuudai's day brighter.

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* GrumpyBear: Nothing In contrast to his more laid back coworkers, nothing but his [[KindheartedCatLover cat]] (and maybe Jiro being "devastated"...devastated...) seems to make Yuudai's day brighter.



** [[http://sakana-comic.com/comic/162 Taro coming to his own conclusions]] about [[spoiler:Mori and Chie.]].

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** [[http://sakana-comic.com/comic/162 Taro coming to his own conclusions]] about [[spoiler:Mori and Chie.]].]]
8th Feb '17 9:49:49 AM UndineWells
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** Yuudai's character design eventually changed to a less 'slippery'-looking (i.e. like an eel) one as he mellowed out from someone who's snide and hateful of everything but making sales to someone who's [[CharacterDevelopment simply irritable but awkward, snarking, and a little lonely]]. (In his case, it's the audience getting to know him better, though lately ''some'' people have been doing a good job in inadvertently drawing him out of his shell...) Chie's design changed more than the others', too, and her cheerful and outgoing behavior subsequently came off clearer than when she'd first appeared.

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** Yuudai's character design eventually changed to a less 'slippery'-looking (i.e. like an eel) one as he mellowed out from someone who's snide and hateful of everything but making sales to someone who's [[CharacterDevelopment simply irritable but awkward, snarking, and a little lonely]]. (In his case, it's the audience getting to know him better, though lately ''some'' people have been doing a good job in inadvertently drawing him out of his shell...) Chie's [[spoiler:Chie]]'s design changed more than the others', too, and her cheerful and outgoing behavior subsequently came off clearer than when she'd first appeared.



* BloodyHilarious: [[RunningGag In many]] of the comic strips featuring Taro in his job as a butcher, he cuts fish with such a vigor that the [[HighPressureBlood blood splatters all over the place.]] [[Funny/{{Sakana}} And it ALWAYS leads to hilarious situations]].

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* BloodyHilarious: [[RunningGag In many]] of the comic strips featuring Taro in his job as a butcher, hard at work, he cuts fish with such a vigor that the [[HighPressureBlood blood splatters all over the place.]] [[Funny/{{Sakana}} And it ALWAYS leads to hilarious situations]].



* HiddenDepths: You wouldn't think that Yuudai, the [[GrumpyBear grumpy guy]] with the {{Jerkass}} behaviour loves cats and everything [[CutenessProximity cute and cat-related]], and also is a [[AllThereInTheManual big fan of shoujo manga]].

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* HiddenDepths: You wouldn't think that Yuudai, the [[GrumpyBear grumpy guy]] with the {{Jerkass}} behaviour loves cats and everything Resident GrumpyBear Yuudai happens to have a weakness for [[CutenessProximity cute and cat-related]], and also is a pretty much anything cat-related.]] [[AllThereInTheManual big fan of And]] [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide shoujo manga]].manga.]]



* LoveBubbles: Chie has them and [[BishieSparkle sparkles]] in Jiro-Vision.

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* LoveBubbles: Chie Cash Register Girl/[[spoiler:Chie]] has them and [[BishieSparkle sparkles]] in Jiro-Vision.



* RunningGag: The brothers failing to get Chie's name until the actual date proper.

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* RunningGag: The brothers failing to get Chie's Cash Register Girl/[[spoiler:Chie]]'s name until the actual date proper.
25th Jan '17 10:28:43 PM TrollMan
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* WebcomicTime: Although the strip has run for nearly seven years as of the time of this writing, only about a week of real time has passed in the story so far.

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* WebcomicTime: Although the strip has run for nearly seven years as of the time of this writing, only about a week of real time has passed in the story so far.
25th Jan '17 10:25:50 PM TrollMan
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* WebcomicTime: Although the strip has run for nearly seven years as of the time of this writing, only about a week of real time has passed in the story so far.
22nd Jan '17 5:50:26 AM UndineWells
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* LuminescentBlush: [[{{Tsundere}} Yuudai]]! Have some [[http://sakana-comic.com/comic/106 here]], [[http://sakana-comic.com/134 here]], [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/186 here]], and, perhaps a more visible one due to it being coloured, [[http://mynameismad.deviantart.com/art/tumblbumbls-2-251972475?q here]].

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* LuminescentBlush: [[{{Tsundere}} Yuudai]]! Have some [[http://sakana-comic.com/comic/106 here]], [[http://sakana-comic.com/134 com/comic/134 here]], [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/186 here]], and, perhaps a more visible one due to it being coloured, [[http://mynameismad.deviantart.com/art/tumblbumbls-2-251972475?q here]].



* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Heavily implied to be the source of Genji's financial issues, and as expected, it hasn't exactly worked in his favor. His dad Ren is getting sick of bailing him out, so he's gearing up to cut Genji off... And as of chapter seventeen, [[spoiler:he only has one day left to take care of it.]]

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* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Heavily implied to be the source of Genji's financial issues, and as expected, it hasn't exactly worked in his favor. His dad Ren is getting sick of bailing him out, so he's gearing up to cut Genji off... And as of chapter seventeen, [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:Genji only has one day left to take care of it.]]
21st Jan '17 4:32:22 PM UndineWells
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* CringeComedy: A ''lot'' of the humor comes from

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* CringeComedy: A ''lot'' of the humor comes from seeing the cast trying to scramble out of bizarrely embarrassing situations.
21st Jan '17 4:22:11 PM UndineWells
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From there, more and more mayhem, both comedic and otherwise, is piled onto the cast, and while it eventually serves to be [[FireForgedFriends the glue that holds them together,]] they must find a way to make it through in their own clumsy way, and [[Funny/{{Sakana}} keep us laughing all the while.]]

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From there, more and more mayhem, both comedic and otherwise, is piled onto the cast, and while it eventually serves to be [[FireForgedFriends the glue that holds them together,]] they must find a way to make it through in their own clumsy way, and [[Funny/{{Sakana}} keep us laughing all the while.]]
way. Whether or not they'll make it through in one piece, however, is another question.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Taisei is a master of this.
** [[http://sakana-comic.com/comic/302 Jiro can also pull this off quite well, it seems.]]

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Taisei is a master of this.
**
While Jiro may be observant, he... [[http://sakana-comic.com/comic/302 Jiro can also pull this off quite well, it seems.doesn't always live up to expectations.]]



* CringeComedy

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* CringeComedyCringeComedy: A ''lot'' of the humor comes from



* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler:Yuudai suffered from this in his previous relationship. His ex, Arata, is the one who gave him the scar on his face, as well as some ''serious'' trust issues.]]

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* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler:Yuudai suffered from this in his previous relationship. His ex, Arata, is the one who gave him the scar on his face, as well as some ''serious'' trust issues.a [[CynicismCatalyst new outlook on life,]] to say the least.]]



* HateSink: Arata Tasaki, [[spoiler:Yuudai's [[DomesticAbuse abusive ex-boyfriend]]]]. In his first real appearance alone, he [[spoiler:is shown to be harassing Yuudai with text messages, shows up at his work unannounced acting insulting and manipulative, and outs him to Jiro when he won't leave work for a talk.]] If he has redeeming qualities, they haven't been shown yet.



* ImpliedDeathThreat: When Genji shows some reluctance going along with [[FauxAffablyEvil Ryoji]]'s plan, [[spoiler:([[WhamLine persuading Uncle Ren to give up Sakana stall]], so [[{{Yakuza}} Ryoji]] can use it for his own shady business),]] he delivers one of these, directed at the poor Genji.

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* ImpliedDeathThreat: When Genji shows some reluctance going along with [[FauxAffablyEvil Ryoji]]'s plan, [[spoiler:([[WhamLine persuading Uncle Ren to give up Sakana stall]], so [[{{Yakuza}} Ryoji]] can use it for his own shady business),]] he delivers one of these, directed at the poor Genji.



* {{Jerkass}}: Yuudai certainly acts this way, but some panels indicate that it's actually just him being fed up with life and having no trust into people. Because if someone (Read: [[LoveYouAndEverybody Taisei]]) would strip Yuudai out of all his layers of his [[BuffySpeak Jerkass-ness]], then it shows that he is actually just a shy and a quite lonely person.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Yuudai certainly acts this way, but some panels indicate there are several hints that it's actually just a matter of him being fed up with life and having no not being able to trust into many people. Because if someone (Read: [[LoveYouAndEverybody Taisei]]) would strip Yuudai out of all his layers of his [[BuffySpeak Jerkass-ness]], then it shows that he is actually they'd find someone who's much less hostile... [[SociallyAwkwardHero but still just a shy and a quite lonely person. as awkward.]]



** Yuki, the girl Jiro really wanted to date when he was young, who brushed his off LoveConfession pretty rudely.
* {{Keet}}: Taisei, although he's rather tall.
** Jan also qualifies.

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** Yuki, the girl Jiro really wanted to date when he was young, who One of Jiro's childhood crushes [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/018 brushed his off his]] LoveConfession pretty rudely.
* {{Keet}}: Taisei, although Taisei! Although he fits the "hyperactive," "cheerful," and "loud," characteristics, he's rather tall.
not exactly small...
** Jan can also qualifies.qualify. Despite his limited means of communication, his enthusiasm for his job at the fish stall is crystal clear.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/300 Yuudai and Taisei,]] much to the fanbase's delight.]]



* LoveYouAndEverybody: Taisei, in contrast to Yuudai.

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* LoveYouAndEverybody: Taisei, in contrast to [[HatesEveryoneEqually Yuudai.]]



* MistakenForGay: Yuudai thought Taisei was [[HoYay Jiro's boyfriend]].

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* MistakenForGay: Yuudai thought [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/108 initially mistaking Taisei was for]] [[HoYay Jiro's boyfriend]].



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Taro, [[BloodIsTheNewBlack of]] [[KnifeNut course]].



* PerpetualSmiler: [[{{Yakuza}} Ryoji]], [[FauxAffablyEvil who is far from being pleasant]].



* TalkingInYourSleep: A common thing for Taisei. He also is described as a "traveling sleeper", meaning he tends to roll around in his sleep, sometimes crushing or coming too close to his poor roommates by doing so.



* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Heavily implied about Jiro and Taro's cousin Genji. And his dad Ren is getting sick of bailing him out, so he's gearing up to cut Genji off... Not helped by the fact that as of chapter 17, it's beginning to emerge as a new plot point.

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* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Heavily implied about Jiro to be the source of Genji's financial issues, and Taro's cousin Genji. And as expected, it hasn't exactly worked in his favor. His dad Ren is getting sick of bailing him out, so he's gearing up to cut Genji off... Not helped by the fact that And as of chapter 17, it's beginning seventeen, [[spoiler:he only has one day left to emerge as a new plot point.take care of it.]]



** Yet another one from [[{{Jerkass}} Arata]], this time regarding [[spoiler: Yuudai]]:

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** Yet another one from [[{{Jerkass}} Arata]], [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Arata]]]], this time regarding [[spoiler: Yuudai]]:


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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Happens to [[GrumpyBear Yuudai]] of all people. Waking up disoriented and in some state of undress after reluctantly agreeing to join the rest of the main cast for one night of drinking? [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/193 Check.]] Seeing that another character (who he happens to despise) is right next to him, leading him to briefly contemplate the possibility that they might have slept together with thinly-veiled horror? [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/196 Check.]] Yet another character begins rattling off stranger and stranger things he did while drunk, leading him to panic and ask ''what'' exactly happened last night? [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/199 Check]] and [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/200 check.]]
** As comedically as it plays out, however, this example also leads to some good old MoodWhiplash when Yuudai finds that he's received [[http://www.sakana-comic.com/comic/202 some messages.]]
* {{Yakuza}}: All but outright stated to be the case with Genji's... associates, particularly [[LoanShark Ryoji.]]
20th Jan '17 6:54:50 PM UndineWells
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20th Jan '17 1:42:58 PM UndineWells
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A {{Comedy}} with a side of SliceOfLife, ''Sakana'', created by [[http://mynameismad.tumblr.com/ Madeline Rupert]], stars Jiro and Taro Sakana, two [[LoserProtagonist socially inept]] brothers working at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Ex-Delinquent Taro, the older brother, sincerely loves his job as a butcher and [[BigBrotherInstinct is very protective of his younger brother]], Jiro, who is a talented register worker, but is a rather anxious young man otherwise - particularly around women.

Other important characters are their friends, family and co-workers, especially [[FunPersonified Taisei]], Jiro's slightly silly and always cheerful best friend and roommate, and Yuudai, the [[{{Jerkass}} gruff]] and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] primary register worker, who bears [[SitcomArchNemesis a constant grudge]] against Jiro for being better at selling fish than he [Yuudai] is.

The plot revolves mainly around the various hectic yet (usually) hilarious the cast manages to get themselves into, starting off with [[RomanticComedy Jiro's misadventures with]] [[NoNameGiven "Cash Register Girl."]] Lately, however, it's begun to delve into more serious matters.

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\nA {{Comedy}} -->-- '''''Sakana, Vol. 1 Summary'''''

''Sakana'' is a SliceOfLife
with a side of SliceOfLife, ''Sakana'', created RomanticComedy written and drawn by [[http://mynameismad.tumblr.com/ Madeline Rupert]], "Mad" Rupert. The comic initially stars none other than Jiro and Taro Sakana, two [[LoserProtagonist socially inept]] brothers working at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Ex-Delinquent Taro, the older brother, sincerely loves his job as a butcher and [[BigBrotherInstinct is very protective of his younger brother]], Jiro, who is a talented register worker, but is a rather anxious young man otherwise - particularly around women.

Other important characters are their friends, family and co-workers,
an [[SociallyAwkwardHero especially [[FunPersonified Taisei]], Jiro's slightly silly and always cheerful best friend and roommate, and Yuudai, the [[{{Jerkass}} gruff]] and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] primary register worker, nervous young man]] who bears [[SitcomArchNemesis works as a constant grudge]] against Jiro for being better cashier at selling [[TitleDrop Sakana's fish than he [Yuudai] is.

stall]] alongside his older brother Taro, who's taken up the [[BloodKnight much more suitable]] occupation of the stall's butcher.

The plot revolves mainly around the various hectic yet (usually) hilarious and usually comedic misadventures of the cast manages to get themselves into, stall's employees, starting off with [[RomanticComedy Jiro's misadventures with]] Jiro finally managing to get a date with his crush - a woman simply known as [[NoNameGiven "Cash Register Girl."]] Lately, however, it's begun Girl"]] thanks to delve into Jiro being too jittery to actually get her name. Luckily(?), our hero has the help of the [[SarcasmMode only slightly]] [[BigBrotherInstinct overprotective]] Taro and [[{{Keet}} their easily excitable and extroverted roommate]] Taisei. A fourth party is added to the mix when Yuudai, the stall's [[SitcomArchNemesis short-tempered and uptight supervisor who harbors a special brand of hatred for Jiro,]] finds himself tangled up in the trio's antics.

From there,
more serious matters.
and more mayhem, both comedic and otherwise, is piled onto the cast, and while it eventually serves to be [[FireForgedFriends the glue that holds them together,]] they must find a way to make it through in their own clumsy way, and [[Funny/{{Sakana}} keep us laughing all the while.]]



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Taisei is a master in this.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Taisei is a master in of this.



* CrashIntoHello: Taro and the angry looking lady from the train. So far, she was pissed off and [[DisguisedInDrag mistook him for a woman]], and he didn't care much about her because [[BigBrotherInstinct he had his mind on how well Jiro is doing on his date]]. We have yet to see what comes out of it, but the author mentioned something along the lines that she's going to be a bigger character.
** [[spoiler: She actually ended up being Chie's older sister.]]

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* CrashIntoHello: Taro and the angry looking angry lady from the train. So far, To call it a MeetCute, however, would be a bit of a stretch; she was pissed off and [[DisguisedInDrag mistook him Taro for a woman]], and he didn't care much about her because [[BigBrotherInstinct he had his mind on how well Jiro is doing on his date]]. We have yet to see what comes out of it, but the author mentioned something along the lines that she's going to be a bigger character.
date]].
** [[spoiler: She actually Said angry lady ended up being a ChekhovsGunman: she was eventually revealed to be Chie's older sister.]]



* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler:Yuudai suffered from this in his previous relationship. His ex, Arata, is the one who gave him the scar on his face]].

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* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler:Yuudai suffered from this in his previous relationship. His ex, Arata, is the one who gave him the scar on his face]].face, as well as some ''serious'' trust issues.]]



*** Jiro frequently watches japanese soap operas. [[HoYay With Taisei.]]

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*** Jiro frequently watches japanese Japanese soap operas. [[HoYay With Taisei.]]
20th Jan '17 10:34:54 AM UndineWells
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* AnimeHair: Jiro has this due to it looking like a shark fin. It apparently grew this way over time, since he didn't have it as a child.



* BlindingBangs: Taisei has these, but sometimes [[PeekABangs you can see one eye]] or both.



* ComedicSociopathy: Taro provides about 95% of this in the comic.

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* ComedicSociopathy: Taro provides about 95% of Whenever this comes up in the comic.comic itself, expect it to come from [[BloodKnight Taro.]] Although it's not as prevalent in the present as it was in his [[JapaneseDelinquents teenage years.]]


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** [[http://sakana-comic.com/comic/302 Jiro can also pull this off quite well, it seems.]]
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