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[[caption-width-right:300: Adorable, yes, but she'll still kick your ass. [[note]] (And she considered is BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon. This is this kind of series)[[/note]] ]]

--> '''Juuzawa Juu:''' ''You said you were a covert government operative, right? Then I suppose I’ll also reveal my true identity. In truth, I was a king in my previous life.''
--> '''SerialKiller:''' ''Poor you! You're insane, aren’t you?''
--> '''Juuzawa Juu:''' ''Everyone in this world is insane. It is because they’re insane that they don’t notice... How twisted the world really is!''

'''''Denpa Teki na Kanojo''''': Juuzawa Juu was just a normal delinquent teenage boy, spending his days getting into fights he would much rather avoid. One day, however, a strange girl named Ochibana Ame finds him and tells him that he was a king in his past life, and that she was his knight. She pledges fealty to him and swears to serve him as the knight she (at least believes) she once was. Originally, he wanted nothing to do with her, but when his classmate is murdered by a serial killer, he looks to her for help in solving the case.

Though it started as a LightNovel series, it has been adapted into an anime, currently at two episodes. The books and the show take place in the same world as ''{{LightNovel/Kurenai}}''.
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!!''Denpa Teki Na Kanojo'' provides examples of:

* AboveTheInfluence: Much to [[spoiler: Hikaru's]] chagrin at the time, Juu. She thanks him later for not taking advantage of her when she was distraught from [[spoiler: being rejected by her crush.]]
** This could be the reason Juu will never upgrade his relationship with Ame: He will not take advantage of a CrazySane girl.
* ActionGirl
** Ame, of course, though her sister also counts.
** Her sister Hikaru counts ''more,'' as she's actually trained in martial arts.
** As do Yukihime and Madoka... you know what, this show is just ''filled'' with {{Badass}} ladies.
* AnyoneCanDie: Just TakeOurWordForIt.
* ArcWords:
** First OVA: [[StalkerWithACrush Juuzawa Juu is a King.]]
** Second OVA: [[LaserGuidedKarma I want to be happy.]]
* AxCrazy: Let's just say that the serial killer is just the ''beginning'' of the crazy.
* TheBeard: In the second episode, Juu is accused of feeling up girls on the train. Fortunately, Ame's sister Hikaru is there, recognizes him, and pretends to be his girlfriend to stop him from getting in trouble with the police. [[spoiler: This leads to a whole mess of trouble later, as the girls who accuse Juu were actually members of the Happiness Club, and decide to make both Juu and Hikaru's lives miserable by spreading nasty rumors about both of them.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler:The true reason behind Ame's fierce dedication to Juu is that he comforted her when the two of them were younger.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Played straight and subverted. Ame is quite scary when Juu is being threatened, but even the more obnoxious characters can be quite frightening in the right circumstances.
* BlindingBangs: Ame's default hairstyle... though occasionally she does reveal her eyes, and [[BeautifulAllAlong she's quite cute.]]
* BodyguardBabes: At the school, Juu tries to confront Ayase and she pulls a razor, then all the girls run to protect a surprised Juu. Justified because Yukihime and Madoka are Ame's friends, and is logical she asked them not to solve the case, but help Ame to protect Juu.
* BoringButPractical: One of Ame's favorite weapons is a [[ShockAndAwe stun gun]]. Hey, it works.
* BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler: Ayase]] has one to give to anyone who listen.
* CentralTheme: to explore the ways in which [[CrazySane humans rationalize trauma]].
* ChasteHero: Juu, despite being a delinquent, is a pretty nice guy, and [[ChivalrousPervert will never take advantage of a lady, even if she offers herself willingly]].
** And let's not forget [[spoiler: Yukihime.]]
* TheChikan: Juu is {{Frameup}} to be one of them by TheConspiracy
* CoincidentalBroadcast: This happens a lot in the two OVAS… until you realize that the BigBad of the first OVA invoked this trope when a magazine mentions the mysterious SerialKiller as [[spoiler: the first step of the EvilPlan to get the protagonist LuredIntoATrap]]. All of the other cases play the trope straight.
* CrapsackWorld: Many things can be said about this show. That it is a positive take on the human condition is not one of them.
* CrazySane: This is the CentralTheme, to explore the ways in which humans rationalize trauma. The antagonists (and one of the protagonists) had a DarkAndTroubledPast, and the only way they found to keep themselves functional in the world after crossing the DespairEventHorizon was to become CrazySane. So TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse until they have their particular FreakOut…
* CrazyPrepared: A subtle example when Ame offers a handkerchief to Juu when they enter Ayase's home. How on earth she would have thought about what they would encounter there? Does she always carry a spare handkerchief?
* [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Maybe Magical, Maybe Mundanal Girl]]: The BigBad of each OVA:
** [[spoiler: Satsuki Miya]] seems to be a ManicPixieDreamGirl to Juun, but she really is a GreenEyedMonster because she perceives Juu as TheStoic.
** [[spoiler: Ayase Ichiko]]: ParentalAbandonment? Check. BrokenBird? Check. She lacks true friends? Check. She also claims that [[KarmaMeter gaining enough happiness points]] will make her a KarmaHoudini. The eerie part is that it seems to work: she seems faster, smarter and more ruthless than [[MagicalGirl Maybe Magical, Maybe Mundanal Girl]] Ame. There is a confrontation between the two, but instead of being a CurbStompBattle, Ame uses BreakThemByTalking.
* DeadForReal: People die off in droves, and no, they don't come back.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Ayase's brother, ''in front of Kaori,'' because Kaori dumped him for another guy.]]
* DysfunctionJunction: Pretty much everyone in this show is at least a little bit crazy.
* {{Expy}}: Miya looks a lot like an older [[HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Rena Ryuuguu]].
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: If you chose not believe Ame and Ayase claims as a MagicalGirl and a DarkMagicalGirl,AlternativeCharacterInterpretation says there are this: Girls who are independent and strong willed, but vulnerable, and who are powered by CrazySane mentality.
* FatalAttractor: Juu is definitely this. The only sane girl who has displayed interest in him was Fujishima Kanako. The rest of them? StalkerWithACrush [[spoiler: SerialKiller Miya who killed Fujishima and tried to kill him)]], a ManipulativeBastard, [[spoiler: (Shirashi, who tried to kill him)]] a {{Tsundere}} [[spoiler: Hikaru, who proposed him SexForSolace and tried to kick Juu's ass]], AxCrazy Yukihime and Ame who claims to be his MagicalGirlfriend (she is only CrazySane). Oh, and he also picked the interest of TheBully, who only wanted to destroy his life.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Absolutely averted pretty much every time (just as a warning).
* IdiotHero: Juu is a victim of the DulcineaEffect, tries to SaveTheVillain through StupidSacrifice, and is TooDumbToLive trying to help others... but all those things inspire all those around him.
* ImprobablyFemaleCast/ TheOneGuy: The only male cast member is Juu. Everyone else (except the serial killer) is female. [[spoiler: Well, that's not entirely true; Miya helped.]]
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Played straight and subverted. Many characters in the series ''are'' violently insane, but some characters are mentally ill in a more traditional (and less destructive) way.
* InvisibleParents: Juu lives alone, but he refuses to discuss it because [[DontYouDarePityMe he doesn't want their sympathy]].
* KindaBusyHere: Exactly the words Kuraki tells Ame while she is trying to steal Kaori's happiness.
* LadyAndKnight: Inverted, [[ArcWords Juuzawa Juu is a King]] (the Lady), good looking, admirable guy with dignity and nobility that inspires everyone around him, even his enemies, and Ochibana Ame is The Knight as a strong, brave girl of virtue sworn to protect him.
* LaserGuidedKarma: When [[spoiler: Shiraishi]] pushes Juu out into traffic [[spoiler: to metaphysically "steal" his happiness]], the car swerves out of the way and ends up hitting her instead. Yukihime even states afterward that karma worked out right for once.
* [[MagicalGirlfriend Maybe Magical, Maybe Mundanal Girlfriend]]: Deconstructed and parodied: Is Juun, behind his JerkassFacade as a {{Delinquent}} really a MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold? Check. Is Ame beautiful, kind and utterly devoted to him? Check. Is she special? like in, does she has PastLifeMemories of Juun being a King and she being his Knight? Check. Does TheDulcineaEffect works on Juun? Check. Does Ame [[LoveObstructingParents family and friends interfere to ensure Juun doesn’t abuse Ame?]]. Check. The deconstruction is that Juun plainly told Ame "YoureInsane" (opinion shared by everyone else InUniverse) and kicked her out his house after her attempt to InnocentCohabitation. However, Ame’s insanity doesn’t explain the MaybeMagicMaybeMundane scenario: Ame is an accomplished DefectiveDetective ActionGirl who really saves Juun hide, and she has OffscreenTeleportation and a real PsychicLink with Juun that really works except when [[YouCantThwartStageOne the plot demands it doesn’t]].
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The BecauseYouWereNiceToMe scene that is RememberedTooLate by Juun could perfectly explain Ame’s PastLifeMemories of being King Juun’s knight. However, ''it could not explain'' the PsychicLink Ame has with Juun.
* {{Meido}}: As it turns out, [[spoiler: Ame,]] Yukihime and Madoka all work at a MaidCafe. Or, at least, Yukihime does; Madoka just hangs around.
* MysteriousInformant: Juu gets a phone call with only a word with a distorted voice saying ''park'', the place where the SerialKiller would strike next. Subverted because the informant is really [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan trying to get Juu LuredIntoATrap.]]
* MysteriousWaif: Ame plays this up when she introduces herself to Juu the first time.
* NotSoDifferent: The speech [[spoiler: Ayase]] gives to [[spoiler: Shiraishi]] after her plans for the "Happiness Club" are ruined. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: as it turns out, they're not.]]
* OnlySaneMan
** Arguably Juu, in a much more literal sense than most.
** Hikaru is also relatively stable... at least, so far... [[spoiler: if you don't count SexForSolace as some form of temporal madness]].
* [[OverprotectiveDad Overprotective Sister]]: Ame's sister, Hikaru, is deeply suspicious of Juu, initially believing that he was encouraging Ame's strange behavior. She was quite relieved to find out that he was as freaked out by Ame's behaviour as she was.
* PathOfInspiration: Not exactly religious, per se, but the Happiness Club has a disturbing enough metaphysical outlook to qualify. [[spoiler: They believe that there is a limited amount of happiness in the world, so if they want to be happy they need to make someone else unhappy. Thus, they resort to various kinds of harassment, collecting "happiness points" as they do so, creating a sort of perverse KarmaMeter.]] Of course, the whole thing is a plot by [[spoiler: Ayase]] to gather everyone [[spoiler: in the Happiness Club]] together so [[spoiler: she can steal all of their happiness at once... ''by burning them all alive.'']] The intended result is [[spoiler: to gather enough Happiness Points to resurrect her dead mother. It doesn't work, of course.]]
* PastLifeMemories: Ochibana Ame declares to Juuzawa Juu that Juu was the the Lemurian Continent King thousands of years ago, and Ame was his knight who CannotTellAJoke. Ame sincerely believes this, Juu (and everyone else) answer is YoureInsane.
* PeekABooCorpse: Getting to [[spoiler: Ayase's]] house, we learn that [[spoiler: she has been keeping the mummified corpse of her mother ''in the futon where she died,'' for months if not years.]] Of course, the first thing we see is not the body, but the swarm of insects that had been festering in the corpse.
* PsychoLesbian: The lesbian bit is questionable; the psycho part is ''not.''
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler: Miya]] is shown being raped by the serial killer in the first scene. [[spoiler: She later goes on to assist, and even ''encourage'' the dastardly acts of Kiyoshi, because he is her Onii-san... and perhaps because of a little StockholmSyndrome.]]
** [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil Being Raped Makes You Evil]]: Related to above mentioned spoilers
* RedHerring: The first OVA has Juun suspecting Ame being a DetectiveMole: A girl with BlindingBangs who acts like a MysteriousWaif with PastLifeMemories, capable of OffscreenTeleportation, menaces one of the murder victims and BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon at the scene of the crime. When questioned by Juun, she invites him to her RoomFullOfCrazy where she is revealed as an {{Otaku}} of {{Serial Killer}}s and fantasy who has a [[DetectiveMole lot of insightful theories about the assassin]]. And then this dialogue:
-->'''Juun:''' ''So, what is your impression about the criminal?''
-->'''Ame:''' '' A person who has a [[IDidWhatIHadToDo sense of duty to something]].''
-->'''Juun:''' ''For example, a person who believes herself a Knight working for her king?''
-->'''Ame:''' ''That possibility doesn’t lack merit.''
* RememberedTooLate: At the hospital, Juu (dreams? remembers?) a BecauseYouWereNiceToMe moment [[spoiler: that involves a doll with the figure of a King. This is a mundane explanation for Ame's PastLifeMemories.]] If Juun would have remembered that when Ame first met him, things could have been even worse for him.
* SacredFirstKiss: Hikaru ends up giving hers to Juu to keep up the act that she is his girlfriend. She later berates him about it, though.
* SaveTheVillain: Juu will try to save the BigBad of the first OVA with an epic YouAreNotAlone speech after the BigBad wounded him with a razor. This noble act maybe brings back the BigBad from the DespairEventHorizon, maybe…
** Then, he will try to save the [[EvilIsPetty Happiness Club]] from a DeathTrap.
* SexForSolace: Hikaru proposes this to Juu after she has been rejected by her true crush thanks to the MaliciousSlander from the Happines Club.
* StalkerWithACrush: This is an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation for Ame's actions [[spoiler: and probably the most accurate.]]
* StockholmSyndrome: After being raped by the serial killer, [[spoiler: Miya becomes his accomplice, taking pictures of the victims just before they're killed and posting them on the internet. She even helps to finish the job when the severe beatings he gives the poor women don't quite work.]]
* StupidSacrifice: Ame stands between a drugged Juu and the first BigBad holding a razor. Juu pushes Ame to his left side, she hits a wall, is momentarily unconscious and the BigBad wounds Juu. If Juu would have pushed Ame to ''his right side,'' she would have not hit anything and would have been capable of helping Juu.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Ame seems to have a lot of trouble expressing her emotions, but she starts opening up more to Juu as time goes on.
** Juu fits this trope too! Remember when Miya says he is so cold and call him a ''{{Tsundere}}''? a better term could be a ''Kuudere'': SugarAndIcePersonality (Tsundere is more "Sugar and Fire").
* ThereAreNoTherapists: And boy, howdy, could they use them. Look at a character, any character in this series. Are they (currently) alive? Then chances are they could use a few (hundred) sessions with a decent psychologist.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Yukihime and Madoka. [[spoiler: Of course, Yukihime is AxCrazy, like about 50% of the cast, though it seems like Madoka has [[KidWithTheLeash some degree of control over her.]]]]
* TitleDrop: You may not realize it, but the English name of the series is "Electromagnetic Girlfriend"
* TooDumbToLive: Juu, after seemingly defeating the SerialKiller, takes time to answer his cellphone looking other way. Guess what happens. Later he will stage a StupidSacrifice for Ame. Then he will go through a room in fire to SaveTheVillain and talk with a person with a severe case of SanitySlippage in an ideal place to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident. In all those cases, he is saved by Ame or LaserGuidedKarma.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mina invokes this trope to explain Juu attitude.
** ClassRepresentative Fujishima Kanako ''Tsun'' approach to Juu is IShallTauntYou about his {{delinquent}} hair and attitude about school chores. She shows her ''dere'' side when she confides to him her dream to be a translator.
** Ochibana Hikaru ''Tsun'' side is DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale as an [[OverprotectiveDad Overprotective Sister]]. His ''dere'' side is to {{Protectorate}} Juu when he is victim of MaliciousSlander… only to revert to ''Tsun'' claiming IWasJustPassingThrough, ThinkNothingOfIt and ThatDidntHappen
* WellIntentionedExtremist: It's questionable how much the serial killer actually believes his insane ramblings, but if he does then he qualifies. If he doesn't, then he's absolutely irredeemable. He gets into [[MoralEventHorizon irredeemable territory]] anyway [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil when he rapes]] [[spoiler: Miya.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Anyone who tries to hurt Ame or Juu will fit this description.
* UnwantedHarem: Juu seems to be heading in this direction, though it would help if his "harem" didn't all have ''serious issues'' to work out.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Miya]] is the first major example, but is quickly followed by [[spoiler: Kazuko, Ayase, and Kaori Shiraishi]].
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