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The six-episode anime {{OVA}} '''''Devil Hunter Yohko''''' (''Mamono Hunter Yohko'') follows the life of a boy-crazy sixteen-year-old schoolgirl named Yohko Mano...who also happens to banish demons from the Earth as a MagicalGirlWarrior in her spare time.

For centuries, the Mano family has worked as a tribe of demon slayers. Yohko's grandmother, Madoka, served as the 107th Devil Hunter; Yohko's mother, Sayoko, would have become the [[Main/OneHundredAndEight 108th]], but a Devil Hunter must remain a virgin [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday until she comes of age]] to take on the responsibility. Sayoko's pregnancy meant the Devil Hunter lineage would continue with Yohko, who sits on the cusp of her fated birthday ''and'' still has her virginity. With only days before gaining the power of the Devil Hunters, Yohko could follow in her mother's footsteps -- and the demons infiltrating her school would ''love'' to help her break the lineage once again...

Creator/ADVFilms released all five episodes of the series (and a music video special) in the United States; the first OVA doubled as ADV's very first anime release. The OVA soon became a GatewaySeries for numerous anime fans of [[TheNineties the early 1990s]]; since it ended up more successful in the States than in Japan, the producers made the last ''Yohko'' episode with the foreign market in mind.

Do not confuse this series with ''Demon Fighter Kocho'', a similar tale which takes place at Heian University.

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!! ''Devil Hunter Yohko'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* ActionGirl: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin If the show's title doesn't make it clear enough]], see the {{Badass}}, MagicalGirl, and MagicalGirlWarrior entries below.
* AdjectiveNounFred: Look at the title.
* AliensMadeThemDoIt: [[spoiler:In the first OAV, the Director brainwashes Osamu into almost raping Yohko. Right before he assaults her, Osamu speaks to Yohko and hypnotizes her as well. The MindControl over both of them ends up broken [[BigDamnHeroes thanks to Madoka's timely arrival.]]]]
* AllYourColorsCombined: In ''Devil Hunter Yohko 6'', the MonsterOfTheWeek's TimeStandsStill only effects either Yohko or Ayako (ColorCodedForYourConvenience); this happens when they team up to defeat the monster.
* Creator/AmandaWinnLee / Creator/AyaHisakawa: The English and Japanese voices of Yohko, respectively.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Yohko's ancestor, Haruka, brings her back to life via time travel.]]
* {{Badass}}: Yohko. Picture SailorMoon with a sword combined with [[StreetFighterII Chun Li]], and there ya go.
* BadassGrandma: Madoka, who doubles as a BadassBiker.
* BetaBaddie: Ayako.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[AvertedTrope Bullshit.]] As the series progresses, Yohko gets battered, bruised, ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and, eventually, [[spoiler:comes BackFromTheDead.]]
* TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn: Averted and played straight in the first episode.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Azusa and Chigako end up this way in the third episode. They get better.]]
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: This one's a dozy:
-->'''Yohko: (reciting)''' "Dark powers whose black deeds escape even the light of the moon..."
-->"Behold now the radiance of the power of love!"
-->[[BadassBoast "I shall destroy all who dare threaten this world!"]]
-->"I am the Scourge of Evil..." '''(regular clothing shreds)'''
-->"The [=108th=] generation of Devil Hunter... Yohko!" '''(Devil Hunter attire materializes)'''
-->'''Yohko: (makes fist, winks)''' "Coming at you!"
* CartwrightCurse: Wanna know why Yohko's still single? Well, most of the guys she gets close to have a bad habit of [[KilledOffForReal dying.]]
* ClothingDamage: Justified since Yohko and the demons she faces use bladed weapons.
* CombatStilettos: Yohko battles demons in high heels.
* CrossDressingVoices: ''Genderflipped'', believe it or not. Yohko's grandmother Madoka was voiced by a male (Creator/YujiMitsuya), not counting the OAV where she reverted to her prime age (and Creator/SatomiKoorogi took up the young Madoka role).
* CuteClumsyGirl: Azusa's a bit of a klutz, mainly because she's an apprentice Devil Hunter and a GenkiGirl.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Ayako.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: [[YourDaysAreNumbered For demonkind]], once the girls of [[BadassFamily The Mano Clan]] come of age. Because...
** DemonSlaying ...is their family business; the powers are passed down from mother to daughter at age 16.
* DisappearedDad: We never see (or hear about/from) Yohko's father during the entire series. Though her mother is shown talking to someone she loves on the phone in the first episode, the man's identity is never revealed. It's rather implied through her delinquent and irresponsible behavior that Sayoko was a single teen mom.
* EvilTwin: Ayako, Yohko's identical cousin from ''Devil Hunter Yohko 6''.
* FemmeFatalons: Tokima uses hers to to great effect in the fifth OVA by [[spoiler:killing Yohko.]]
* {{Filler}} / FourIsDeath: The producers refused to make an actual fourth OVA episode; instead, they put together a number of music videos as a special release in lieu of an actual episode. Since the episode never had an actual number in Japan (it was released as "Super Music Clip"), ADV came up with the title ''Devil Hunter Yohko 4-EVER'' as a way of working the number four into the series.
* [[{{Fangirl}} Hero Worship]]: Azusa really looks up to Yohko, which is why she became her apprentice.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Yohko and Ayako's voice actor, Creator/AyaHisakawa, would later voice another [[MagicalGirl Magical Warrior Girl]] ([[SailorMoon Sailor Mercury]]).
* HotterAndSexier: Inverted; the {{OVA}}s became less focused on sexy fanservice and more on story as they progressed.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Yohko kills [[spoiler: Reiko]] this way at the end of their duel, in the first episode.
** Then, in fifth OVA, Tomiko uses her FemmeFatalons [[spoiler: to return the favor.]]
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Madoka. Thankfully, it happened only when she was temporarily de-aged.
* {{Invocation}}: As seen in the ByThePowerOfGreyskull entry.
* IWantGrandkids: Once the Devil Hunter power has been successfully passed on to Yohko, Madoka encourages her to start dating in the hopes of Yohko having kids of her own in order to continue the bloodline.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: Madoka. [[spoiler: Turns out she wasn't kidding.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Azusa didn't bother to wait. She showed up on Yohko's doorstep when she saw Chigako's ad in the paper. Literally.
* KamehameHadoken: Yohko can channel magic in this fashion, by using her hair clips.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: The eponymous heroine, herself, at the end of the fifth OVA. [[BackFromTheDead She comes back though.]]]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Yohko when she first receives her ring. Complete with ThemeMusicPowerUp.
* MagicalGirl: The most badass one you'll ever see. See directly below.
** MagicalGirlWarrior: Unlike her contemporaries, Yohko [[SheFu isn't afraid]] [[SupernaturalMartialArts to get physical.]] [[SettleItWithoutWeapons She'll put the sword DOWN if she has to.]]
* MaleGaze: [[DrinkingGame Take a drink]] every time the camera focuses on Yohko's exposed breasts. [[ShesGotLegs Or her legs.]]
* [[spoiler: NearRapeExperience: In the first OAV, Osamu gets [[BrainwashedAndCrazy demonically possessed]] and Yohko is placed under a spell in an attempt to rob her of her virginity before the Devil Hunter power can be passed on to her. [[BadassBiker Madoka tear asses through Tokyo]] [[BigDamnHeroes to prevent it from happening.]]]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice job [[spoiler:leading your family's greatest enemy right to the seal on its powers,]] Yohko.
* TheOjou: Reiko, seen in the page image.
* OneHundredAndEight: Yohko is the [=108th=] Devil Hunter.
* PragmaticVillainy: Since the demons couldn't prevent Yohko from becoming the next Devil Hunter, they've resorted to the next best thing: [[spoiler: killing all her love interests so she'll never be able to have children.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: Sayoko was this way as a teen, and continues to sleep around as an adult. Which is the reason she never became a Devil Hunter. [[spoiler: [[RefusalOfTheCall Not that she cared.]]]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: Sayoko. She'd rather date and engage in casual sex than protect the world from demonkind.
* RoleCalled: [[CaptainObvious It's about Yohko, and she's a Devil Hunter.]]
* {{Sidekick}}: Azusa, to Yohko.
* SkewedPriorities: See RefusalOfTheCall.
* TimeParadox: It would have been averted if, during the episode 5 climax, Yohko's ring [[spoiler: summoned the previous generations of Devil Hunters instead of Haruka's.]]
** FridgeBrilliance is in play when the two [[spoiler:connect their rings together before traveling back to the present, so Yohko's would have transferred its accumulated power back into Haruka's.]]
* TransformationTrinket: The Mano family ring.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Osamu Wakabayashi.
* VirginPower: Played straight ''and'' subverted. All the girls in the Mano family must remain virgins until they become Devil Hunters -- but once they gain the Devil Hunter power, they're free to fool around ([[IWantGrandkids and Madoka wants great-grandkids]]!).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Ryuichi seems to be the only one of Yohko's love interests who [[spoiler:doesn't die]], but he gets nothing more than a token mention at the end of episode 5.
** Osamu disappears after the 1st episode too.
* WhoYouGonnaCall: Yohko's best friend, Chigako, appoints herself as her manager and tries to promote Yohko as a professional demon slayer.