''Mon Colle Knights'' is low-budget anime comedy. It can be considered a parody of various things, itself included. Based on a CollectibleCardGame, the show is gag-driven for the most part[[note]]Even in the original Japanese version[[/note]] and deals with two "teams" traveling to an AlternateUniverse to gather six magical items that will enable them to connect their world with the Six Gates world. The lead characters, a MadScientist (Ichirobei Hiiragi) who recruited his daughter (Rokuna Hiiragi) and her boyfriend (Mondo Ooya) as "Mon Colle Knights" compete with Count (Ludwig Presto Von Meinstein) Collection and his lackeys, who try to gather the items to rule the world.

By the way, there are a few episodes less upbeat and silly, which [[CerebusSyndrome begin to pop up a little more towards the end]]...

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!!Look for these tropes in ''Mon Colle Knights'':
* ACupAngst: Bacchi doesn't like comments on her form.
* AerithAndBob: Ordinary names like Luke, LÚlÚ and Namiko coexist with names like Rokuna and Mondo.
* AffectionateParody
* AgainstTheSettingSun: In the ShowWithinAShow, Sergeant Buncho and his newly acquired friend vow while the sun sets.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: In the English dub
* AmbiguouslyGay: Prince Eccentro in the dub. However his Japanese counterpart, Count Collection is openly identified as gay.
* AnimeHair: every character in one way or another.
* AntiHero: Zaha, post HeelFaceTurn. Before that, he was an...
** AntiVillain
* AscendedExtra: Bacchi and Guuko seem to have become the official mascots of [[http://shoppingmalljapan.com/ "Shopping Mall Japan."]]
* AssimilationPlot: Reda's goal, with himself as the center of everything.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: A hamster, in this case.
* ATwinkleInTheSky
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: The original version pretends this is going on at first, but eventually subverts it thoroughly. The dubbed version plays it straight all the way through.
* BattleCouple: Mondo and Rokuna.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Mondo and Rokuna's teacher Namiko Gokumare, four episodes before the final episode. She's able to take down a group of evil monsters.
* BigBad: Reda.
** BiggerBad: Oroborous/Doomsday Dragon.
* BigEater: Beginner always eats, and faints when she does too long without something to munch.
* {{Bishonen}}: Count Collection, Reda and a number of other characters. Count Collection indulges in it a lot, being prone to posing and sparkly backgrounds.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the original version, each episode starts with a bit of exposition where the Narrator explains the audience about the world. He is frequently interrupted by the characters who want to take over his job, sometimes they succeed.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Zaha and Shiru once Zaha redeems himself and they get back together.
* BlackBlood: especially in the penultimate episode, which has white and fleshy colored blood to lessen the impact of the violence.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Both of the blond guys initially appear villainous.
* ButtMonkey: Namiko Gokumare
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "With us, you can do it!"
* CallingYourAttacks: variation, they are spells. More advanced magicians like Reda and the Elemental Angels can perform them silently.
* CardCarryingVillain: All the villains, though Reda is the only one that fully embodies it.
* CardGames: Is there a reason for the MagicTheGathering-looking Mon-Cards? No? Didn't think so.
* CatSmile: Rokuna from time to time.
* CessationOfExistence: Dub only, what Redda wants to do to existence.
* TheChessmaster: Reda maneuvers just about every side in the final episode to either do nothing or somehow help him.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Guuko has no concept of bad things, likely since nothing bad ever happens to her.
** Namiko Gokumare
* ChestBurster: The birth of the Tyrant Terror Dragon goes this way.
* ColorCodedElements: Red for fire, dark blue for wind, cyan for water, green for earth, yellow for holy and purple for demon.
* CombatCommentator: In the few cases of an arena battle, the narrator will manifest within the show.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: The main four elements (save opposing ones) can be combined together, and holy and demon can mix with all.
* CoolHouse: The Hiiragi's place has that [[ElaborateUndergroundBase gigantic underground lab]] that shifts the surrounding urban area every time for takeoff. Then there's Count Collection's SupervillainLair, which is a BigFancyCastle complete with hangar and pool.
* CosmicHorror: Oroboros after Reda gained control of it.
* CouncilOfAngels
* CueTheSun: In the cases of the storm gods, Zaha and Oroboros, the sky darkens and then lights up exactly at their defeat.
* DanceBattler: The Black Tango Cat, who can create massive fire whirlwinds by spinning.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Reda knows not to absorbed the power bigger than his head, so he puts it in something he can control without harm to himself, amongst other things.
* DarkIsNotEvil: While dark magic may be handy for mind control, using the power is as easy or difficult as with any other element. Demonic monsters like Orthros, Tiamat and eventually Zaha also have no trouble being dark and good.
* DefangedHorrors: plays with this in an episode where Count Collection gets possessed by a vampire with a matching castle; Mondo reacts with utter fear but Rokuna (the same age) isn't fazed at all.
* DissonantSerenity: Guuko, of course. Like, all the time, even when she and the other bad guys are always losing to the heroes.
* {{Dojikko}}: Beginner.
* DubInducedPlotHole: most obvious with the conflicting motivations that various characters cite.
* DubNameChange: Some characters got a variation (Guuko became Gluko) while others got an entirely new name (Salamander became Scorch The Fire Monster).
* ElementalEmbodiment: The Water Elemental
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Wind, Water, Earth, Fire, Saint and Demon magic.
* ElementNumberFive: The Time element.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:The evil beings of the Six Gates world willingly helped the group and the good beings in defeating Reda.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: snarky penguins with an ego, to be precise.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Mondo acquires a pet monkey some time in the first season.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: despite being the absolute ruler of her kingdom, the Pearl Princess is a princess and not a queen. Likewise, Hanazono No Utahime doesn't really rule anything, yet the movie identifies her as a princess anyway.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: when trapped on an island, Mondo tries to swim to the island where his friends are. All of the sudden, an huge amount of sharks appears out of nowhere.
* EvilPlan: Reda shows a rather nice one. [[spoiler:He kidnaps Rokuna, forces Mondo to give him the Monmon items and deceives him with a rat disguised as a fake Rokuna, has the real Rokuna trapped inside Terror Dragon's neck, provides Mondo with the SadisticChoice of destroying Terror Dragon and Rokuna with it or getting destroyed by it himself trying to save her, exiles all his allies to a void, then leaves just before Zaha arrives. Zaha and the knights confront the Terror Dragon, of which either outcome is something that helps Reda: Zaha dead, or the Terror Dragon dead and the enemy stalled long enough to start the ritual - all part of his brilliant plan to summon Oroboros to destroy everything so he can create in their place a world filled with formless souls, free of war and suffering.]]
* {{Expy}}: Count Dragula, huh? ''[[SarcasmMode Subtle]].'' While the vampire's name is not mentioned in the original, it has it's own : Sylanprivania is the area's name. Either could double as Homage.
* FallenAngel: Both Zaha and Reda.
* FallenHero: Zaha before his fall was an active guardian angel.
* FormFittingWardrobe: the majority of female characters.
* FusionDance: almost every episode, Mondo and Rokuna do this to merge with a monster.
* GagDub: A la SamuraiPizzaCats
* {{Golem}}
* GenreSavvy: Several characters; including Mondo, Rokuna, Count Collection and Reda.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The dub.
* GhibliHills: the Earth and Wind Realms almost entirely.
* GhostLights: Rokuna's introduction in the Japanese version.
* GreenAesop: more than once, the heroes are out to save the forest from wanton destruction.
* GreenThumb: Hanazono No Utahime's power is to allow plantlife to flourish, without her her valley decays.
* HarmlessVillain: Prince Eccentro and his two lackeys, one being a flat-chested FieryRedhead and the other being a busty [[CheerfulChild Cheerful Girl]] full of DissonantSerenity.
* HealingHands: the Wave Angel has this, and possibly Shiru as well.
* HeelFaceTurn: Zaha
* HellHound: Orthros
* HellishPupils: played straight and subverted; good monsters can also have evil eyes.
* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:In the end Reda and Oroboros are defeated, but all the collected Monmon Items are destroyed. New ones are then scattered once again, leaving the heroes and villains exactly where they started.]]
* HiddenElfVillage
* HolyHandGrenade: some holy monsters have some attack that is both shiny and destructive.
* HopeSpot: During the final four episodes, Reda seems to suffer a loss every episode only for him to pull out bigger guns.
* HostageForMacguffin: Reda abducts Rokuna.
* HotBloodedSideburns: Professor Hiiragi.
* HotSpringsEpisode
* IdiotHair: Beginner is clumsiness incarnate, Rokuna on the other hand is intelligent and agile.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:The Saint Star Dragon (a.k.a. the Golden Dragon), who appears in the finale. It is prophesied to appear when the six elements join in peace, [[ThePowerOfFriendship and draws its power from all of the monsters]] ]].
* InHarmonyWithNature: Almost every monsters is linked to its environment. Those that aren't tend to need sealing.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
* InverseLawOfSharpnessAndAccuracy: Played straight for most of the series, but ignored in the finale.
* KnightOfCerebus: Zaha and Reda, especially Reda.
* LaughablyEvil: Count Collection and his minions, who only can gain anything if nobody pays attention to them. That doesn't happen often.
* LethalChef: Rokuna's food is treated this way, though the effects aren't always as bad as other seem to think. Though, that one dish was moving ...
* LighterAndSofter: The anime to everything else in the Six Gates franchise.
* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage: When Rokuna catches Mondo thinking of Beginner.
* LoveBubbles: Mondo and Rokuna do this together a lot, often to the chagrin of the surrounding characters.
* LullDestruction: the dub fills in a lot of silent lengths.
* MagicalLand
* MagicFeather: Luke's bravery axe.
* MagicMusic: Both the merboy choir and Hanazono No Utahime have this, which allows them to control water and plants.
* MagicSkirt: Rokuna, Bacchi and Guuko. In the first episode, Rokuna pulls her skirt down when she realize her uniform has such a short skirt.
* ManipulativeBastard: Reda uses everybody.
* MediumAwareness
* {{Meganekko}}: Guuko
* MerchandiseDriven: The card game featured in the anime[[note]]"Monster Collection", or "Mon Colle" for short, hence the show's name[[/note]] was aimed at an older audience, so a separate, more kid friendly card game was based on the anime.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Guuko does not even understand she is a villain, being friendly with the heroes and even willing to offer help.
* {{Mons}}
* MonochromaticEyes; Half of the angels.
* {{Mordor}}; Karon, a white desert.
* MoodWhiplash: whenever any fallen angels show up, this happens instantly.
* {{Narrator}}
* NatureSpirit
* NoCartoonFish: Arguably irrelevant, since most monsters are drawn realistically.
* NotSoDifferent: Dr Hiiragi and Count Collection, as shown in the first episode.
* OfficialCouple: Rokuna and Mondo in both versions. Zaha and Shiru only in the original, Luke and Beginner only in the dub.
* OffModel
* OmnicidalManiac: Reda
* OurElvesAreBetter: Mocked, our elves are deadly afraid of mud and sweat.
* OurGodsAreGreater: In the original version, the Sea Giant is the god of the ocean and Coatl is the god of snakes.
* {{Ouroboros}}
* ParentalAbandonment: In the original version, Rokuna's mother left cause she was bored, leaving Rokuna to tend to the household and an work obsessed dad, much of her early years were lonely. In the dub, she's still around offscreen.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Bacchi and Guuko
* PerpetualFrowner: Zaha
* PerpetualMolt: Zaha, Reda and Shiru probably have very fast growing feathers.
* PillarOfLight: this occurs when Luke and Beginner use the Night Before Armageddon spell.
* PropheticNames: Rokuna and Mondo : Roku + Mon = Rokumon, the Sixgate.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Ogres. Their strength contests are awarded by a blessing and the right to fight a monster.
* PuniPlush: Mainly with the child characters. Slightly less so with certain others such as Namiko, Bacchi, and Guuko. Not present at all with most other characters.
* RapunzelHair: Utahime, the Wave Angel, the Forest Angel, Lark and the Green Wind King all have hair down to their feet.
* RealMenWearPink: Chuzaemon and his cat grooming and pink tutu.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: A lot of monsters are walking myths, and the characters directly involved in the fallen angel arc have hidden meanings. Zaha for example is named after the angel Zahariel.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Jaane and Punch Punch
* RunningGag: both the versions have a few of their own.
* SadisticChoice: Reda provides two as part of his EvilPlan:
** First, he demands that Mondo give him the Monmon items unless he wants him to kill Rokuna with his sword (which eventually turns out to be a puppet with a rat inside in disguise, with the real Rokuna being held hostage by the Terror Dragon).
** Next, he offers Mondo the even more sadistic choice of either destroying the Terror Dragon and Rokuna with it, or getting destroyed by it trying to save her. [[spoiler:Luckily, Zaha arrives just in time to help save Rokuna and team up with the two heroes to destroy the dragon while Reda is away after Mondo's monster friends were sucked into a wormhole.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: The gremlins, Pazuzu and Bahamut (two creatures one one seal) and Coatl.
* SeaMonster: the Leviathan, the Ogopogo, the Giant Squid and the Water Dragon.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Oddly averted. The Terrible Trio remains almost entirely out of sight of the heroes during all the drama of the finale, being deliberately shooed in the wrong direction. They end up carrying a vital plot coupon to the Big Bad and thereby more or less accidentally start the apocalypse.
* ShoutOut: During a discussion over a good line to say while leaping out of a burning car, Mondo suggests "Rats! I left my Digimon: The Movie CD in there!". The English cast worked on Digimon.
* SissyVillain: Count Collection
* SomethingAboutARose: [[CampStraight Co]][[CampGay un]][[AmbiguouslyGay t]] [[{{Bishonen}} Collection]] has a massive rose fetish. Never poses without one, [[StockPoses and he poses a lot]]. He's so involved with roses that he even ''fails'' in roses, as the mushroom cloud after his ship crashes always assumes the shape of a wilting rose.
* SplitScreenReaction: happens rarely.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to TimeBokan ("Anime/{{Yatterman}}", to be specific), according to a staff interview.[[note]]Mon Colle Knights was made by another company, however.[[/note]]
** Others would call it a successor to FlintTheTimeDetective.
** SpearCounterpart: The leader of the TerribleTrio is a guy, while his two lackeys are...
*** DistaffCounterparts
* StockFootage: lots of it.
* TerribleTrio: Count Collection, Bacchi and Guuko, who else?
* TeamSpirit: subverted in the final episodes; TeamSpirit got everyone sucked into a void and the loner saved the day.
* TheBeastmaster: Any summoner.
* TheGoodKing: The Green Wind King
* TheImp: Rut/Lucca
* ThighHighBoots: Rokuna and Guuko. Bacchi wears one boot, while her other is ankle high.
* ToTheBatNoun
* TreeTopTown: The elf town.
* {{Tsundere}}: Bacchi, and Rokuna mixes it with {{Yandere}}.
* UpTheRealRabbitHole: Guilty as charged for both teams; monsters usually call the other world "human world".
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: most of the episodes are cheerful, but when Reda shows up, cartoon physics switch off and the violence gets real.
* VillainsOutShopping: Count Collection and company.
* WingedHumanoid: the angels, the Garuda and the Birdmen.
* WordSaladTitle: the full title is six gates far away mon colle knight.
* WorldOfHam: In the dub, at least, and most of it is provided by Dr. Hiragi and Prince Eccentro. The original version is pretty heavy on it too, at one point Mondo and Hiiragi deliberately get loud and hammy to escape eating Rokuna's food.
* WorldWreckingWave: the Tyrant Terror Dragon's power causes reality to literary burst apart as it rewinds or pushes forward time in whatever it hits.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: Count Collection at one point dives in a pile of riches and is disappointed he doesn't find anything he wants (namely, a Mon Mon Item).
* YinYangBomb: Reda is the first to do this by combing his power with Coatl, Zaha and Shiru do it the next episode, and in the finale the Mon Colle Knights through the Saint Star Dragon also pull it off.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Rokuna.
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