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[[caption-width-right:293:[-[[GirlWithPsychoWeapon Dokuro-chan with her trusty club, Excalibolg.]]-] ]]

->''[[EarWorm Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi!]]''

'''''Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan''''' (''Club-to-Death Angel Dokuro-chan''), released in English speaking countries as '''''Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan''''', is a small Japanese franchise consisting of 10 light novels plus one extra book, six "pairs" of {{Anime}} episodes, 3 volumes of {{Manga}}, and a Playstation II video game. The series centers around Sakura, a fairly nondescript Junior High student that was marked for death by God due to the fact that he will invent a form of immortality in the future that prevents women from aging after 12 years of age (creating "a pedophile's world", as one character comments). God sends Dokuro, an angelic assassin, back in time to kill him.

But alas, Dokuro finds herself enamored with him and decides that she can prevent this horrible future by keeping him too distracted to ever stumble upon the method. However, due to her irrational nature, she ends up wrecking his life in the process. One RunningGag is that Dokuro does, in fact, kill Sakura... repeatedly. Usually if he touches her in a way she views as inappropriate... or says something she misinterprets... looks at her funny... is just there... but she always resurrects him immediately afterwards. Drama unfolds when another angelic assassin, Sabato, is sent to do the job that Dokuro is putting off and Dokuro ends up taking on a role as Sakura's "protector" (death by Sabato seems almost preferable).

The series derives most of its humor from [[CrossesTheLineTwice crossing every line]] in [[TheParody parodying]] the whole MagicalGirlfriend genre (and plenty of other {{Anime}} tropes). In that in has quite a few similaries with ''DaiMahouTouge'', with which it shares the directing and screen-writing talents of Tsutomu Mizushima. ''Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan'' manages to often be [[{{Gorn}} far more brutal in its violence]] though. Sakura doesn't just get killed, he gets splattered in the most creatively gory ways possible (it actually becomes comedy when he ''doesn't'' get killed). Along with completely shattering the {{masquerade}} and the total creepy honesty of most of the secondary characters, it certainly is a unique show.

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!!''Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: Dokuro-chan takes this trope UpToEleven. It's also one of the few cases where this is PlayedForLaughs... and we ''laugh''. It isn't limited to that, however, making it a subversion of this trope. To date Sakura has been abused by his male classmates, male animals (who were formerly classmates), his male teacher, his father (in the manga) all for the sake of giggles. Sabato also endures hilarious amounts of abuse and misfortune.
* AccidentalPervert: Sakura almost never has any overt sexual thoughts when he provokes Dokuro's wrath. In fact, these moments are just about the only time he ISN'T having sexual thoughts.
* AchillesHeel: Possibly an angel's only weakness is removing the halo from above their head. (Unfortunately for Sakura, who does this several times, the edge of the halo is as sharp as a sword and always manages to [[HighPressureBlood humorously]] cut his hand) It strips them of their power and gives them [[PottyEmergency explosive diarrhea]].
* {{Animorphism}}
* AntiVillain: Sabato, Type IV.
* ArtShift: When a classmate's head turns into a gorilla's head, the gorilla's head is photorealistic, instead of animated. It's quite jarring, to say the least.
* BatterUp: Excalibolg, at least in appearance. It's actually a real weapon called a kanabō, so it's more CarryABigStick than this trope.
* BloodSport: Who knew that dodgeball could be so bloody? They ''are'' playing with a heavy basketball, but the lightest blow seems to result in showers of blood all through the series.
* BloodyHilarious: Oh so very much.
* {{Bokukko}}: Dokuro, who by invoking this trope, puts the ''boku'' in "bokusatsu".
* BreakTheCutie: This happens quite fast. It even comes with a crazy laugh every now and then. Dokuro-chan has somewhat of a HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi laugh.
* ButtMonkey
** Sakura. Poor kid's even got [[GenderBlenderName a girly-sounding name]].
** Zanzu even more so, to the degree that ''he'' is treated as a ButtMonkey by Sakura.
* {{Calvinball}}: According to one episode, Dokuro likes to make up her own board games. The only one we see is the mystifying "Gothello". Hilariously, the special edition DVD set in Japan actually came with a Gothello set!
* CameBackWrong: Dokuro's resurrections of Sakura don't always go quite right. Of course, it's PlayedForLaughs.
* CelestialBureaucracy: Heaven is portrayed as a bureaucracy that can only send increasingly ineffectual assassins after a young boy. Though this may be [[JerkassGods intentional]]. After all what better way to someone a lesson than to send people that would decide not to kill him yet essentially torture him for the rest of his life. One might say god knows exactly what he is doing.
* TheChewToy: Sakura. Also, Sabato, but to a lesser extent, as she's also frequently a flat-out Woobie.
* ComedicSociopathy: For someone trying to ''help'' Sakura, it almost feels like (permanent) death would be preferable.
* CuteBruiser: Zakuro, Dokuro and Sabato all match this trope.
* DeathIsCheap: Sakura gets turned into gibs and resurrected ''all the time'', and his strongest reaction is "That really hurt!".
* EmbarrassingFirstName: "Sakura" is still considered pretty feminine in Japan, and in the Light Novels, Sakura actively laments his name.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The Student Council president.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* FetishFuelFuture: What Sakura will create if he isn't stopped.
* FriendlyEnemy: Dokuro and Sabato, who [[GoKartingWithBowser regularly hang out together]].
* FuroScene: Season 2 episode 2.
* {{Gainaxing}}: There's a bit of this every now and then. One instance is when Sakura accidentally pulls down Dokuro-chan's shirt, revealing her breasts, the nipples of which are covered by a conveniently-placed plant branch.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Dokuro's cone-shaped cellphone that she keeps in her panties. Although the satellite that relays information to this show's radar is broken to begin with.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: All the angels.
* {{Gonk}}: Angels without halos.
** Also Sakura, when Shizuki says she likes another guy, he becomes this, while flailing his arms like a GarrysMod ragdoll.
* {{Gorn}}: ''Dokuro-chan'' '''runneth over''' with this one!
* GroinAttack: The most cringeworthy is probably right in the opening, where Dokuro is seen leaning heavily on her spiked club, embedded deep in Sakura's groin. At another point in the opening she punts him in the crotch, sending him flying. Yeesh.
* GrotesqueCute
* HammerSpace
* HappilyEverAfter: The final scene of the anime's first season shows Sakura-kun and Dokuro-chan embracing on a white background surrounded by a border of an assortment of carnivorous plants.
* HighPressureBlood: Taken to extremes. On one occasion Sakura's severed lower body flies around like a rocket from the blood escaping.
* HornedHumanoid: Both Sabato and her mother.
* HumanShield: Sakura uses Sabato as one in Episode 2.
* HypocriticalHumor: Sakura's classmates are probably even more perverted than he is, yet they always seem to be on his case when it's NotWhatItLooksLike.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The name of each episode ends with "Dokuro-chan!"
* ImageSong: Rather bizarre and disturbing ones, at that.
* ImprobableUseOfAWeapon: There's plenty of [[ImprobableWeaponUser bizarre weapons]] in the show, but Dokuro-chan's Excalibolg is actually a kanabō, a real weapon. You simply don't wield it with one hand... it was an AntiArmor weapon.
* ImprobableWeaponUser
** Dokuro wields a kanabō (a huge spiked club) she calls Excalibolg.
** Sabato wields an electric baton "capable of zapping a blue whale in seconds" she calls Durandal.
** Zakuro wields a wet towel (no, really) that she calls Eckilsax.
* InnocentCohabitation: Subverted in Dokuro's case, because she's sexually teased him a few times when trying to get her way. Straight in Zakuro's case.
* KidsAreCruel: Sakura's classmates lead to many uncomfortable moments when they're picking on him.
* LoveCanMakeYouGonk: Sakura is an excellent example.
* LoveHurts: More like "love kills".
* LudicrousGibs: You should know this by now.
* LyricalDissonance: The AnimeThemeSong is an upbeat J-Pop number that also flat out states the horrible things that Dokuro does to Sakura.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Sakura. Arguably also MadeOfIron for the (very few) times her abuse ''doesn't'' kill him.
* MagicalGirlfriend: Deconstructed and parodied relentlessly. In the first episode of the anime, Dokuro talks about having studied various manga, including genre classic ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', to get an idea of how she should behave.
* MaleGaze: Again, Sakura. Used in the first episode when Dokuro-chan is flailing around on a table, and he states clearly that her panties are showing.
* MeaningfulName
** The angels' weapons are named after weapons belonging to heroes of legend.Dokuro's club "Excalibolg" is a portmanteau of [[KingArthur Excalibur, the legendary sword of King Arthur]], and [[CelticMythology Gae Bolg, the spear belonging to the Irish mythological hero Cu Chulainn]]. Sabato's shock baton Durandal is named after the sword belonging to Roland, the paladin of Charlemagne.
** Ichiro Binkan, star of the ShowWithinAShow: "binkan" meaning "sensitive", [[JizzInMyPants and well...]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
-->"It's the Wood Glue Club!"\\
"And what are we supposed to do?"\\
"To continuously watch the process of wood glue drying, hardening and eventually turning transparent."\\
"I QUIT!!!"
* NamedWeapons: Dokuro's club Excalibolg, Sabato's shock baton Durandal, and [[ImprobableWeaponUser Zakuro's towel]] Eckilsax.
* NoodleIncident: Everyone is... extremely disturbed... by Sakura-kun's painting at the sketching contest -- ''even Dokuro-chan'' -- but we never get to see the picture itself.
* {{Ondo}}: The OAV ending.
* OnlySaneMan: Sakura... though you do have to wonder how well his sanity is holding up after the eighth reincarnation.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: And not very angelic either!
* PaintTheTownRed
* PantyShot: Good God, this trope is everywhere in the show. Odds are, if there is a female character introduced, you ''will'' see her panties at least once. Angels often get multiple shots.
* PervertRevengeMode: Probably the ultimate form of this trope in anime, and the most frequent cause of death for Sakura.
* PottyFailure: Removing an angel's halo gives them a bad case of diarrhea, apparently. Could also be seen as PottyEmergency since they're never shown failing to make it to the bathroom.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Kim Jong-il
* RefugeInAudacity
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Parodied with Shizuki. Both Sakura and Shizuki love each other, but circumstances conspire to prevent them from ever making that official.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: It is speculated that Sakura would create his [[FetishFuelFuture Pedo-World]] BECAUSE he met Dokuro-chan.
* ShoutOut
** The manga makes one to ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' in the first chapter, where Sakura demands Dokuro to show her (non-existent) tail, claiming that it is her weakness.
** Episode 6 has Dokuro-chan admit that she doesn't believe in ghosts, with Sakura retorting that since Dokuro-chan is an angel, anything is possible, including a [[{{Anime/Doraemon}} cat robot from the future]], a [[Manga/OnePiece reindeer who's a doctor]], a [[Anime/NurseWitchKomugi witch who's a nurse]], and even [[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle moving castles]].
* ShowWithinAShow: Sensitive Salaryman Binkan, along with the accompanying Merchandise, a sausage that makes you extremely sensitive to every sensation. We probably don't want to know all of the implications of that.
* SlasherSmile: Dokuro, Sabato, Sakura's classmates... anyone who is about to beat the crap out of Sakura.
* StockFootage: Subverted, in that while resurrection is done in a manner that looks like stock footage, it actually changes to accommodate what Dokuro is wearing at the time.
* StockholmSyndrome: A possible explanation for why Sakura resigns himself to putting up with Dokuro. The finale of season one is the best evidence.
* StopHelpingMe: Invoked. Sakura ends up saying this (or something along these lines) a ''lot'' to his guardian angel..
* SuperStrength: All of the angels in the series have this ability.
* TheTease: Dokuro, though she doesn't really indulge this in the anime. It is mentioned in the ExpositoryThemeTune, though.
* TooDumbToLive: Sakura, in spades. One would think he'd get a clue to stay away from Sabato the fourth time she tried to kill him in ten minutes. Or as soon as he saw the halo and horns, especially given Dokuro's record of killing him repeatedly. Considering how much he's died he just might not care that much anymore.
* VerbalTic: "~zanzu!"
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Dokuro keeps her holographic cellphone in her panties, somehow.
* WeirdnessCensor: Nobody but Sakura seems the slightest bit weirded out by Dokuro and her antics. When she turns one guy's head into that of a photorealistic howler monkey, the teacher shrugs it off as though it were normal and she had nothing to do with it. Sakura repeatedly lampshades this throughout the whole series whenever nobody takes any notice of something especially odd that Dokuro-chan has done.
-->"It can't be helped that the class representative has been turned into a monkey, so Dokuro-chan may sit next to Sakura-kun."
** WMG theory is that they are aware but keep their mouths shut out of fear of Dokuro, [[FridgeBrilliance which is a pretty good idea considering that Dokuro only seems to revive Sakura.]]
* WidgetSeries: Though by many counts it's [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff more popular abroad]] than it is in Japan.
* WistfulAmnesia: Even though there's really no reason for them to miss her.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: The ''real'' reason Sakura's classmates waited for him before eating dinner was to find out if it would kill him. Sakura's classmates (sans Shizuki) are really only slightly better than Dokuro-chan, in that they only regularly abuse and demean him, instead of outright ''killing'' him.
* {{Yandere}}: You bet your halo Dokuro's one of these. She interestingly exhibits qualities of a {{Tsundere}} as well. Dokuro's generally a "nice", "well-intentioned" girl, however she won't hesitate to become enraged and kill Sakura in two seconds. And then she's back to being dere-dere again.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Dokuro has got to be at least a grade A, maybe even S. [[http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2669/bokusatsutenshidokurochqe4.jpg Just look.]] High socks? Check. Twintails? Check. Tsundere? Do we even have to say it?

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