History YMMV / SakuraGari

2nd Oct '14 2:10:48 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster - Dr. Katsuragi, the Saiki clan's doctor and one of Souma's lovers. Not only is he a disgusting pedophile ''and'' a DomesticAbuser, he drugs, rapes, and tortures Masataka (this includes whipping him, [[AssShove sticking a household object up his anus]] right after raping him, ''and'' holding his hand in boiling hot tea because of his jealousy over Masataka being the one Souma loves, when he loves Souma to an [[{{Yandere}} insane degree]] himself). Oh, and because [[spoiler: Souma hated his stepmother Sakurako for raping him when he was younger, Katsuragi takes his words literally and forces a reluctant, young Souma to kill her. He took Souma's hand, which held a knife, and forcibly made him cut Sakurako's wrists, effectively killing her, while she was naked and passed out in the bathtub. And after the act, he also practically rapes Souma. Not only was Souma left traumatised by the deal, but this also contributed to Souma's "[[VillainousCrossdresser half-sister]]" Youya going from [[UsedToBeASweetKid a simply adorable toddler]] into a scary {{Yandere}} and CreepyChild that [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe calls himself "Sakurako"]], having walked into his mother's murder and gone mad from the horrifying sight.]] When Souma confronts Katsuragi on his rape and torture of Masataka, Katsuragi denies the accusation and tries to seduce Souma. He acts uninterested and mentions Masataka's name, so Katsuragi actually grabs Souma by the throat and ''tries to strangle him''. [[spoiler: Fortunately, though, [[MagnificentBastard Souma isn't fazed]] and deals him a huge HumiliationConga. Which Asayo transforms into a KarmicDeath.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother aka the real Sakurako. Not only she poisoned Youya/Sakurako with her resentment over being an UnwantedSpouse ''and'' Sakurako/Youya being TheUnfavorite after Souma's arrival, but she's the first person who physically/emotionally/sexually abuses Souma, giving the aforementioned Katsuragi the "opener" he needed to do the crap he did to him...]]
** Interestingly, [[spoiler: Souma is a subverted and deconstructed form of this trope. He initially seems like a CompleteMonster, at least to Masataka (who calls him out on it with a WhatTheHellHero), when he tells him that he's responsible for all the deaths surrounding him, saying he effectively [[DrivenToSuicide drove all his former lovers to suicide]], shows no remorse for it, and says that he seduces and sleeps with anyone because he wants it. The truth is a lot dirtier and uglier. And that's ''before'' we get to the torture.]]
** You can make a very strong case for [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]], too. [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own child, Youya/Sakurako, into little pieces, turning the boy into a borderline CompleteMonster in his own right by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him (see above) and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OldRetainer, nothing more. (Contrast with Ohatsu, who also kept quiet about Souma's abuse but was ''wrecked'' with guilt afterwards and broke down crying when she explained it to Masataka.) Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]

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* CompleteMonster - CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Katsuragi, Tomohiko Katsuragi]] is the Saiki clan's doctor and one of Souma's lovers. Not only He [[BitchInSheepsClothing initially appears]] to be a polite, helpful doctor, but is he soon revealed to be a disgusting pedophile ''and'' a DomesticAbuser, he drugs, rapes, [[WouldHurtAChild pedophilic]] rapist and tortures Masataka (this includes whipping him, [[AssShove sticking a household object up his anus]] right after raping him, ''and'' holding his hand in boiling hot tea because of his jealousy over Masataka being the one multiple murderer. When Souma loves, when he loves Souma to an [[{{Yandere}} insane degree]] himself). Oh, and because [[spoiler: Souma hated informs him that his stepmother Sakurako for raping him when he was younger, sexually abusing him, Katsuragi takes his words literally drugs Sakurako and forces a reluctant, the traumatized young Souma to slit her wrists and kill her. her, not to stop the boy's suffering but so [[{{Yandere}} he could have Souma for himself]]. He took regularly rapes and tortures Souma for years, before doing the same to Masataka, Souma's hand, which held a knife, and forcibly made him cut Sakurako's wrists, effectively killing her, while she was naked and passed lover, out in of jealousy. He gives [[DomesticAbuser his wife Asayo the bathtub. And after the act, he also practically rapes Souma. Not only was Souma left traumatised by the deal, but this also contributed same treatment]], turning her into a battered BrokenBird. He later tries to poison Souma's "[[VillainousCrossdresser half-sister]]" Youya going from [[UsedToBeASweetKid a simply adorable toddler]] into a scary {{Yandere}} and CreepyChild that [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe calls himself "Sakurako"]], having walked into his mother's murder and gone mad from ill father Lord Saki as well, one of the horrifying sight.]] When Souma confronts Katsuragi on his rape and torture few people still remaining to him. Out of Masataka, Katsuragi denies the accusation and tries to seduce Souma. He acts uninterested and mentions Masataka's name, so Katsuragi actually grabs Souma by the throat and ''tries to strangle him''. [[spoiler: Fortunately, though, [[MagnificentBastard Souma isn't fazed]] and deals him a huge HumiliationConga. Which Asayo transforms into a KarmicDeath.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother aka the real Sakurako. Not only she poisoned Youya/Sakurako with her resentment over being an UnwantedSpouse ''and'' Sakurako/Youya being TheUnfavorite after Souma's arrival, but she's the first person who physically/emotionally/sexually abuses Souma, giving the aforementioned Katsuragi the "opener" he needed to do the crap he did to him...]]
** Interestingly, [[spoiler: Souma is a subverted and deconstructed form of
many horrible people in this trope. He initially seems like a CompleteMonster, at least to Masataka (who calls him out on it with a WhatTheHellHero), when he tells him that story, he's responsible for all definitely the deaths surrounding him, saying he effectively [[DrivenToSuicide drove all his former lovers to suicide]], shows no remorse for it, and says that he seduces and sleeps with anyone because he wants it. The truth is a lot dirtier and uglier. And that's ''before'' we get to the torture.]]
** You can make a very strong case for [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]], too. [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own child, Youya/Sakurako, into little pieces, turning the boy into a borderline CompleteMonster in his own right by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him (see above) and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OldRetainer, nothing more. (Contrast with Ohatsu, who also kept quiet about Souma's abuse but was ''wrecked'' with guilt afterwards and broke down crying when she explained it to Masataka.) Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]
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19th Jul '14 11:52:02 AM Orihime
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** Also, [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother]]

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** Also, [[spoiler: Sakurako's mother]]mother aka the real Sakurako. Not only she poisoned Youya/Sakurako with her resentment over being an UnwantedSpouse ''and'' Sakurako/Youya being TheUnfavorite after Souma's arrival, but she's the first person who physically/emotionally/sexually abuses Souma, giving the aforementioned Katsuragi the "opener" he needed to do the crap he did to him...]]



** You can make a very strong case for [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]], too. [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own child, Youya, into little pieces, turning the boy into a borderline CompleteMonster in his own right by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him (see above) and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OlRentainer, nothing more. (Contrast with Ohatsu, who also kept quiet about Souma's abuse but was ''wrecked'' with guilt afterwards and broke down crying when she explained it to Masataka.) Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]
* DracoInLeatherPants: Yes, Souma has a heartbreaking and terrible past. Yes, he's no CompleteMonster. But he '''''did''''' sexually abuse the first person in a long time that gave him real affection, '''and no DarkAndTroubledPast justifies or handwaves that'''. Even Souma himself deeply regrets what he did to Masataka, fandom!

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** You can make a very strong case for [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]], too. [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own child, Youya, Youya/Sakurako, into little pieces, turning the boy into a borderline CompleteMonster in his own right by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him (see above) and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OlRentainer, OldRetainer, nothing more. (Contrast with Ohatsu, who also kept quiet about Souma's abuse but was ''wrecked'' with guilt afterwards and broke down crying when she explained it to Masataka.) Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]
* DracoInLeatherPants: Yes, Souma has a heartbreaking and terrible past. Yes, he's no CompleteMonster. But he '''''did''''' mentally and sexually abuse the first person in a long time that gave him real affection, affection in a long time, '''and no DarkAndTroubledPast justifies or handwaves that'''. Even Souma himself deeply regrets what he did to Masataka, fandom!
26th Jan '14 7:46:19 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TearJerker: The whole story is a TearJerker, but what takes the cake is [[spoiler: Sakurako's VillainousBreakdown, in which among other things, she lashes out at her father while crying and screaming "Answer me father! Why was I born?", as well as her suicide.]]
** Asayo Katsuragi appears in only three scenes, but she's a walking TearJerker. [[spoiler: In the third one, though, she's become a {{Yandere}}... and earns a CMOA by setting Katsuragi on fire as punishment for his acuse.]]
* TheWoobie - Poor Masataka. And Asayo, Katsuragi's wife. And the young maid that [[spoiler: was Souma's mistress and got pregnant with his baby, then was tortured by Sakurako, lost her baby and ended up horribly broken.]]

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* TearJerker: The whole story is a TearJerker, but what takes the cake is [[spoiler: Sakurako's VillainousBreakdown, in which among other things, she lashes out at her father while crying and screaming "Answer me father! Why was I born?", as well as her suicide.]]
** Asayo Katsuragi appears in only three scenes, but she's a walking TearJerker. [[spoiler: In the third one, though, she's become a {{Yandere}}... and earns a CMOA by setting Katsuragi on fire as punishment for his acuse.]]
* TheWoobie -
TheWoobie: Poor Masataka. And Asayo, Katsuragi's wife. And the young maid that [[spoiler: was Souma's mistress and got pregnant with his baby, then was tortured by Sakurako, lost her baby and ended up horribly broken.]]
26th Jan '14 7:43:20 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* DracoInLeatherPants - Yes, Souma has a heartbreaking and terrible past. Yes, he's no CompleteMonster. But he '''''did''''' sexually abuse the first person in a long time that gave him real affection, '''and no DarkAndTroubledPast justifies or handwaves that'''. Even Souma himself deeply regrets what he did to Masataka, fandom!
* HoYay - In addition to the obvious {{Yaoi}} relationships, there's a lot of hints that some side characters are attracted to Souma.

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* DracoInLeatherPants - DracoInLeatherPants: Yes, Souma has a heartbreaking and terrible past. Yes, he's no CompleteMonster. But he '''''did''''' sexually abuse the first person in a long time that gave him real affection, '''and no DarkAndTroubledPast justifies or handwaves that'''. Even Souma himself deeply regrets what he did to Masataka, fandom!
* HoYay - HoYay: In addition to the obvious {{Yaoi}} relationships, there's a lot of hints that some side characters are attracted to Souma.



* MagnificentBastard - Souma has traces of this, specially when [[spoiler: he brilliantly and spectacularly punishes Katsuragi.]]
* NightmareFuel - [[spoiler: Terashima's death was very, ''very'' ugly.]]
** Oh God, [[spoiler: Masataka's torture and rape,]] and let's not go into [[spoiler: Souma's childhood.]]
** The numerous times Masataka and Souma attempt suicide [[spoiler: and how Sakurako successfully manages to commit suicide in chapter 9, slitting her wrists open (apparently with the family's katana) and then drowning herself in a nearby pond.]]
** That scene where Souma, after [[IWishedYouWereDead a heartbreaking fight with Masataka]], had just tried to commit suicide and is kneeling in front of Masataka, showing him his slashed wrists. Doubles as a TearJerker.
-->'''Souma:''' "...Masataka look....Is this enough...?"

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* MagnificentBastard - MagnificentBastard: Souma has traces of this, specially when [[spoiler: he brilliantly and spectacularly punishes Katsuragi.]]
* NightmareFuel - [[spoiler: Terashima's death was very, ''very'' ugly.]]
** Oh God, [[spoiler: Masataka's torture and rape,]] and let's not go into [[spoiler: Souma's childhood.]]
** The numerous times Masataka and Souma attempt suicide [[spoiler: and how Sakurako successfully manages to commit suicide in chapter 9, slitting her wrists open (apparently with the family's katana) and then drowning herself in a nearby pond.]]
** That scene where Souma, after [[IWishedYouWereDead a heartbreaking fight with Masataka]], had just tried to commit suicide and is kneeling in front of Masataka, showing him his slashed wrists. Doubles as a TearJerker.
-->'''Souma:''' "...Masataka look....Is this enough...?"
]]
26th Jan '14 7:42:22 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming - [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/sakura_gari/v03/c009/40.html "Thank you for having been born."]]
26th Jan '14 7:41:39 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Katou pulling a StealthHiBye on Masataka. What makes [[http://mangafox.me/manga/sakura_gari/v01/c002/11.html that single panel]] really funny is the contrast between Katou's relatively realistically-drawn features and Masataka's cartoonish OhCrap face (closer to Watase's usual style)
5th Oct '13 4:45:30 AM Orihime
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** [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]]: [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own son, Youya, into little pieces, turning the boy into a CompleteMonster in his own right by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him (see above) and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OldFamilyRentainer, nothing more. Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]

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** You can make a very strong case for [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]]: Katou]], too. [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own son, child, Youya, into little pieces, turning the boy into a borderline CompleteMonster in his own right by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him (see above) and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OldFamilyRentainer, OlRentainer, nothing more. (Contrast with Ohatsu, who also kept quiet about Souma's abuse but was ''wrecked'' with guilt afterwards and broke down crying when she explained it to Masataka.) Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]
16th Aug '13 11:25:46 PM Euodiachloris
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** [[ManipulativeBastard Katou]]: [[spoiler: he actively helped break his own son, Youya, into little pieces, turning the boy into a CompleteMonster in his own right by keeping up his lover's poisonous MindScrew of him (see above) and enabled the abuse of Souma by keeping quiet of all the crap he knew the kid was going though in an attempt to have his own son take over a family he didn't really belong to via murder and other tactics -- all while coming across as a OldFamilyRentainer, nothing more. Charming: and, unlike others, we get no hint of a FreudianExcuse for this... and he walks off into the sunset in full KarmaHoudini-mode at the end.]]
28th Jun '13 5:06:06 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster - Dr. Katsuragi, the Saiki clan's doctor and one of Souma's lovers.

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* CompleteMonster - Dr. Katsuragi, the Saiki clan's doctor and one of Souma's lovers. Not only is he a disgusting pedophile ''and'' a DomesticAbuser, he drugs, rapes, and tortures Masataka (this includes whipping him, [[AssShove sticking a household object up his anus]] right after raping him, ''and'' holding his hand in boiling hot tea because of his jealousy over Masataka being the one Souma loves, when he loves Souma to an [[{{Yandere}} insane degree]] himself). Oh, and because [[spoiler: Souma hated his stepmother Sakurako for raping him when he was younger, Katsuragi takes his words literally and forces a reluctant, young Souma to kill her. He took Souma's hand, which held a knife, and forcibly made him cut Sakurako's wrists, effectively killing her, while she was naked and passed out in the bathtub. And after the act, he also practically rapes Souma. Not only was Souma left traumatised by the deal, but this also contributed to Souma's "[[VillainousCrossdresser half-sister]]" Youya going from [[UsedToBeASweetKid a simply adorable toddler]] into a scary {{Yandere}} and CreepyChild that [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe calls himself "Sakurako"]], having walked into his mother's murder and gone mad from the horrifying sight.]] When Souma confronts Katsuragi on his rape and torture of Masataka, Katsuragi denies the accusation and tries to seduce Souma. He acts uninterested and mentions Masataka's name, so Katsuragi actually grabs Souma by the throat and ''tries to strangle him''. [[spoiler: Fortunately, though, [[MagnificentBastard Souma isn't fazed]] and deals him a huge HumiliationConga. Which Asayo transforms into a KarmicDeath.]]



** Let's not forget the numerous times Masataka and Souma attempt suicide [[spoiler: and how Sakurako successfully manages to commit suicide in chapter 9, slitting her wrists open (apparently with the family's katana) and then drowning herself in a nearby pond.]]

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** Let's not forget the The numerous times Masataka and Souma attempt suicide [[spoiler: and how Sakurako successfully manages to commit suicide in chapter 9, slitting her wrists open (apparently with the family's katana) and then drowning herself in a nearby pond.]]
28th Apr '13 8:51:58 AM TVRulezAgain
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: '''SAKURAKO'''! Or better said, '''YOUYA'''!]]
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