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[[caption-width-right:300:The Cyber Team, from left to right: Suzume, Tsugumi, Hibari, Tsubame, Kamome.]]

''Cyber Team in Akihabara'' is an anime series which moves from being a lighthearted MagicalGirl show to a much darker MagicalGirl show that involving a plot to destroy the world.

The main character is Hibari Hanakoganei, an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Middle School Student]] who dreams of getting her own Pata-Pi, the new fad toy. She is given one by her prince, whom she has previously seen in a dream, and calls it Densuke. This leads her to being attacked by [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent Homunculi]], which are controlled by a team of three young women, and protected by her Pata-Pi turning into a Diva - the Diva being a combination of [[ClassicalMythology Greek goddess]] and PoweredArmor.

Soon she is joined by the other four members of the Cyber Team, each with her own Pata-Pi, thus forming a FiveManBand to fight the TerribleTrio (the Sibyl Team) that opposes them.

Of course, there are more powerful forces behind the Sibyl Team, including the headmaster of their school who has links with the Rosicrucians.

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!!''Cyber Team in Akihabara'' has examples of:
* ACupAngst: Kamome, who wants to have bigger boobs for GoldDigger reasons and stuff her bra in consequence. To make things worse, she has Uzura, a SchoolgirlLesbian with a open preference for flat-chested girls, pining for her - in fact, Uzura turned her affects towards Kamome because she has ''less'' breasts than Hibari, her former crush. She eventually gains bigger boobs by the film.
* TheAgeless: [[spoiler: Several characters via the [[ImmortalityInducer Elixir of Life]].]]
* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler: The Rosenkreuz, similar to {{the Illuminati}}.]]
* AnimalThemeNaming: The members of the Cyber Team are all named after birds: Hibari (skylark), Tsugumi (thrush), Suzume (sparrow), Kamome (seagull), and Tsubame (swallow). Many of the other characters have also bird names.
* TheBeard: In episode 8, Tsugumi [[SweetPollyOliver crossdresses]] and pretends to be [[LesYay Hibari's boyfriend]] so that Hibari will have an excuse to turn down [[SchoolgirlLesbians Uzura]].
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The Sibyl Team; Hatoko is the Beauty, Miyama is the Brains, and Jun is the Brawn.
* {{BFG}}: [[spoiler: The Sibyl Team get a sweet one for shooting down enemy Divas near the end of the series, but can't agree on what to call it.]]
* BigBad: Washuu Ryuugasaki. [[spoiler: Until it's revealed that Crane is the true Big Bad and that he is using him as a pawn]].
* {{Bishonen}}: Crane Bahnsteik. [[spoiler:As well as Washuu Ryuugasaki/Christian Rosenkreuz in his true face. There is also Shimabukuro Sengakuji who used to look good when he is young]].
* BreakTheCutie: Played in reverse. Tsubame Otorii is introduced as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds who viciously attacks and defeats the main cast every chance she gets. [[spoiler: It's eventually shown just how badly broken she is. In a late episode, Hibari goes to great lengths to try and befriend Tsubame. After an emotional breakdown in which she compares her life to Hibari's, Tsubame joins the Cyber Team, and spends the remainder of the series trying to repair her broken childhood with good memories as an adopted child in the Hanakoganei household.]]
* BreastExpansion: Kamome's grandpa gave her a bikini that increases her breast size.
* BreatherEpisode: Episode 15, the BeachEpisode, coming after a string of serious and dramatic events.
* BrokenPedestal: Happens several times, but the penultimate episode is rather epic. [[spoiler: Both for Hibari and Christian.]]
* CaptainErsatz: Tsugumi's mom is a pro wrestler who's gimmick is a DistaffCounterpart of ''The Ultimate Warrior''.
* CerebusSyndrome: What starts out as a fairly light MagicalGirl romp gets very dark and heavy in the later episodes.
* ChestBlaster: Blood Falcon's powered armor fires lasers from its breasts.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Aphrodite has white wings, and [[DarkMagicalGirl Erinnus]] has with black wings.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Tsubame
* DarkReprise: The third version of "Taiyou no Hana" (played in the third ending). It's shrouded in a ''very'' dark aura compared to the original version (from the first ending) or the "jazz" version (in the second ending).
* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 9 is all about the Sibyl Team. Similarly, Episode 18 is all about Takashi.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Tsubame.
* DemotedToExtra: Kamome was almost completely ignored in the movie in favor of Uzura.
* DirtyOldMan: Kamome's grandpa.
* DisneyDeath: Takashi
* DoingInTheWizard: Eventually every [[MagicFromTechnology "magical" event]] is explained via TechnoBabble, albeit not always directly to the one who experiences it.
* DramaticIrony: All over the place in regards to Hibari and her prince.
* EvilCounterpart: Tsubame was this to Hibari until her HeelFaceTurn.
** Master Shooting Star, Takashi, seems to be one to [[spoiler:Crane]], Hibari's prince. [[spoiler:Subverted; they're ''both'' evil]].
* ExpositionDump: Episode 22.
* {{Fanservice}}: And most of it done by 12-13 years old girls.
* [[FairyTaleMotifs Fairy Tale Symbolism]]: Part of Hibari's CharacterDevelopment is to outgrow her wish for a fairy tale prince. At one point the fairytale "The Red Shoes" are brought up [[spoiler: as a item and a metaphor of the mind control Shooting Star inflicts on Hibari.]]
* FiveManBand: The Cyber Team.
** Hibari even lampshades this trope when she sees Uzura dressed up in a Diva costume and wonders if she's the final member of their team, since "the rule of thumb is that you need five members to complete an anime team."
* FunbagAirbag: Nearly every time Hibari encounters Blood Falcon. After a while, she lets out a complaint along the lines of "Not this again!"
* GagBoobs: Blood Falcon.
* GenkiGirl: Tsugumi.
* GirlishPigtails: Tsubame's cute pigtails make her TroublingUnchildhoodBehavior even more dissonant. Hibari is a much straighter example.
* GoodBadGirl: Kamome often does fanservicey acts and then extorts money to the ones who saw her, but deep down she is a good girl and has her reason for doing so: helping her family to have back their old house, which they had to abandon because of debts.
** By the time of the film, she has already got used to save money that she still extorts money even after she succesfully got enough money to save her family house.
* GoodParents: Unusually for a MagicalGirl heroine, Hibari has both her parents and has a good relationship with them.
* HiddenEyes: Homonculi have these when in disguise.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Played for laughs for Tsugumi's parents. Her dad is a martial arts master and her mom is pro wrestle who fight with each other and their own daughter.
* HotBlooded: Tsugumi's mom.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 9, which explores the Sibyl Team's start of darkness.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Kamome, who is hardly an idiot but personifies pretty much every other element of the stereotype.
* IdolSinger: Hatoko Daikanyama.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The Sibyl Team.
* IWantMyJetPack: 2012 has already passed, now where are the Pata-Pis?
* IWasQuiteALooker: Kamome's grandpa, surprisingly.
* JapanesePoliteness: Suzume Sakurajosui is noteworthy for always speaking in an extremely polite register, especially compared with the other members of the Cyber Team.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Crane]] gets off scot-free for trying to destroy the world and murdering many people.
* LateForSchool: Hibari, frequently.
* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler: Christian's mask]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the movie, whenever Kamome shows up, you can hear a MusicalPastiche of "[[http://www.wat.tv/video/the-trammps-disco-inferno-lmd1_f31v_.html Disco Inferno]]" playing in the background.
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Crane Bahnsteik]]
* {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s: The Pata-Pi [[spoiler:and eventually the girls]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: Takashi/Shooting Star is in charge of the Sibyl Team, [[spoiler: intentionally sending them into losing battles in order to awaken the Divas.]] He soon turns out to be taking orders from [[TheManBehindTheMan Washuu Ryuugasaki.]] [[spoiler: And in the end, it turns out that Christian Rosenkreuz himself was an UnwittingPawn in Crane's EvilPlan.]]
* {{Mecha}}: The Divas.
* MediumBlending: Real-life paintings and photographs are seen in episode 24 as [[spoiler: Christian's ''very'' long life flashes before his eyes]].
* MegumiHayashibara: Voices Tsubame in the Japanese version.
* MoneyFetish: Kamome.
* MoodWhiplash: Episode 9 is a comedic romp focusing on the Sibyl Team and their starts of darkness. Episode 10 is a dark action-packed episode that has each of the Cyber Team nearly killed before their Pata-Pis awaken their true power.
* MusicalPastiche: Cyberteam's [[http://soundcloud.com/theshugotv/cyberteam-in-akihabara-bgm transformation theme]] was later [[https://soundcloud.com/theshugotv/yu-gi-oh-bgm-the-priests reused in]] the Japanese version of [[{{Anime/YuGiOh}} Yu-Gi-Oh!]], both series share the same composer, Shinkichi Mitsumune
* TheMovie: Serves as the series finale as well
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Sibyl Team nearly kills the girls in episodes 10 and 12.
* OfficeLady: Jun Goutokuji.
* OffModel: When the series originally aired there were cases of this, [[BetterOnDVD thankfully this was fixed on the home video releases]]
* OlderAlterEgo: The Divas are sort of like this for the girls, since they look like adult versions of them. [[spoiler: Played straighter when Hibari and Tsubame (and eventually the others) merge with their Divas.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Crane Bahnsteik, Washuu Ryuugasaki, and Takashi Ryuugasaki]].
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: The CrowningMomentOfFunny where the Cyber Team misunderstands Hibari's "uniting" with Densuke as her uniting...in a different way.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Miyama Soshigaya.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Hibari.
* [[{{Bokukko}} Orekko]]: Tsugumi, in the Japanese version.
** Suzume goes to the other extreme by using "[[{{Japanese Pronouns}} watakushi]]"
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* OverlyLongName: The name of Suzume's Pata-Pi, Francesca Leopold Classic Renoir III. [[spoiler: Also, the real name of the Sibyl Team's {{BFG}}.]]
* PantyShot: Numerous.
* PetitePride: Uzura is an absolutely fanatic of the Delicious Flat Chest.
* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: Death Crow tries to invoke this in her debut episode; it ''almost'' works.
* ThePowerOfLove: A rare example where both TheHero and the GoldfishPoopGang draw strength from it. When the Sibyl Team is rejected by Master Shooting Star in episode 10, their rage nearly kills the girls.
** Gets name-dropped and invoked in the finale.
* PoweredArmor: [[spoiler:What the main characters' Pata-Pis eventually become]].
* PutOnABus: What happened to Takashi after abandoning his father and being defeated in Episode 19. It is eventually revealed in a deleted scene that he got his EarnYourHappyEnding, as he is seen in a train along with a younger clone of Tsubame.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Jun, Miyama, and Hatoko.
* RapidAging: [[spoiler: This is how Christian dies]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler: Washuu Ryuugasaki, among others]].
* RedheadedHero: Hibari.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Takashi, of Crane.]] Also, the reason why [[spoiler:Hibari names her Pata-Pi "Densuke" was in honor of her stillborn little brother.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All the Pata-Pis.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Suzume's attitude towards Hibari, borderline with SchoolgirlLesbians. Hibari and Tsubame's friendship has traces of this too.
* ScienceIsBad: [[spoiler: Crane believes this.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Uzura.
* ShapeShifter: The Homonculi.
* {{Shotacon}}: The infatuation that the Sibyl team feels towards Takashi, the Black Prince (who is 14) can be seen as this.
* SkinshipGrope: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at the end of the obligatory hot springs episode, when Kamome declares that they've finally gone through all the necessary cliches.
* SkirtsAndLadders: The [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first time we meet Kamome]], she is going first up stairs in a very short skirt providing a PantyShot; when some boys enjoying the view remark her this, her first action is to demand money from them in exchange for the fanservice, so she doesn't denounce them as perverts.
* StartOfDarkness: Each of the Sibyl team has one, as explored in episode 9.
* TeenGenius: Crane used to be one [[spoiler:and Takashi, being his clone, is also one]].
* ThemeNaming: The surnames of the Cyber Team are all names of railway stations; the given names of almost every important character are [[AnimalThemeNaming all names of birds]].
** Lampshaded by Uzura in episode 08.
--> '''Uzura Kitaurawa:''' I was embarrassed about signing my real name, so I signed with the pen name I use when writing poetry. I did try signing "Kitaurawa" at first also, but that sounds somewhat like a train station...
** The Divas are all named after Greek goddesses, with [[DarkMagicalGirl Tsubame's]] being named after the Greek equivalent of the Furies — infernal goddesses of vengeance. And since this is a MagicalGirl show, the heroine's Diva is naturally named after the [[ThePowerOfLove goddess of love]].
* TimeSkip: There's a 5-month gap between episodes 24 and 25.
** And a one year time skip in the movie
* TransformationSequence: For every Cyber Team girl. When they all transform, a shorter version is usually used, except for Hibari, of course. [[spoiler:Especially cool when Hibari "unites" with Densuke.]]
* TransformingMecha
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler: In the finale, the Pata-pis' love for the girls overrides their obedience to Crane, their creator, and they defy his wishes in order to save the girls.]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: produced in 1998 and set in 2010.
* TykeBomb: Tsubame.
* VerbalTic:
** Hatoko likes to say "kurukku" after each phrase, quite appropriate since her name means "pigeon".
** Tsugumi ends her sentences with "dazé".
** Suzume's "chun~" and "de gozaimasu desu wa/that it is".
* VillainousBSOD: Tsubame Otorii. Since her introduction, she acts as the Dragon to the Big Bad, easily defeating the Cyber Team girls in every encounter. [[spoiler:In episode 20, Tsubame is dragged home by Hibari. She spends the entire episode slowly breaking down while watching how Hibari's family interacts with one another, eventually suffering a Villainous BSOD and freakout by the credits, followed by a Heel Face Turn in the next episode.]] The episode is also one long TearJerker, as we see how horrible a childhood Tsubame actually has had up to this point.
* VillainsOutShopping: The QuirkyMinibossSquad spends much of their time being normal people, and even end up befriending the protagonists in their off-time.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Tsugumi and Suzume.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Poor [[spoiler:Takashi, being cloned/created to look like Crane and failing for a bit, and treated like crap by his "father".]]
** [[spoiler: Made even worse as Christian conditioned him to be this, so he couldn't even find solace in having three gorgeous women absolutely head over heels for him.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Christian Rosenkreuz and his organization want to elevate mankind by any means necessary]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Takashi and [[spoiler:Crane Bahnsteik]].
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI:[[spoiler: Crane Bahnsteik's]] disgust of the bloodshed is what prompted him to escape from Earth in 1918. He also uses it to justify why humanity hasn't changed at all and needs to be destroyed.
* YuuAsakawa: Voices Tsugumi in the Japanese version.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Suzume
** And Tsubame in the movie though that's because the movie was animated by ProductionIG instead of ProductionREED
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