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->''This is a story about Kyouka-sama told by Kyouka-sama for Kyouka-sama!''

(''a.k.a. Frenzied Family Diary'', or ''Diary of a Crazed Family'')

An ongoing light novel series that started in 2005, followed by a manga in 2007, and an anime 2008 by [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=3039 Nomad]].

A thousand years ago, En'''ka''', an evil dragon thing, was defeated, but died cursing that its child would [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world]] in... a thousand years. In the present day, DNA testing has narrowed it down to six candidates. Ou'''ka''', a paranormal investigator, is ordered by the government to marry one candidate (Kyouka) and adopt the rest as children, in the hopes of discovering the true child of Enka and raise it in a [[ThePowerOfLove loving family situation to placate it]].

The Top Six "Most Likely To Destroy The World", now the Midarezaki Family:
* Kyou'''ka''' ''(Vanessa)'': [[AGodAmI Egotistical]] CatGirl, GenkiGirl, LethalChef, and [[OlderThanTheyLook Really Twenty Years Old]] MotorMouth ThirdPersonPerson. Can send telepathic messages and jump really high. Is surprisingly on the ball about everything in general in spite of her looks.
* Gek'''ka''' ''(Warave)'': Flying, psychic, ElectricJellyfish with a taste for sushi. Attacks with FrickinLaserBeams and ''MindRape''.
* Hyou'''ka''' ''(Black 13)'': Three year old experimental Franchise/{{Predator}}-[[KingGainer Overman]]-[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg]]-[[BuffySpeak thingy]]; wields a lightsaber (paired with Gekka).
* Tei'''ka''' ''(Shakuya)'': a king lion, [[spoiler:mostly]] LastOfHisKind. Nice guy.
* Gin'''ka''' ''(Ginichi Kizakura)'': Young man with [[FlamboyantGay gender identity disorder]] (paired with Chika).
** Chi'''ka''' ''(Senko Himemiya)'': Honorary member, not a true Great Destroyer candidate. Yuka's blood-related older sister.
* Yu'''ka''' ''(Reiko Himemiya)'': [[CuteClumsyGirl Clumsy]] [[TokenMiniMoe young girl]] with [[TheWoobie a history of almost ritualized family abuse]]. [[RuleOfCool Uses Teika as a mount]].

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In addition to those character types, ''KKN'' uses the following tropes:

* AccidentalMisnaming - "Pierre". In a bit of a subversion, Pierre reveals to Ouka later on that he doesn't mind the name. Since Kyouka assigned it, not like there's much room to challenge it anyhow. Also played straight with Yuka's classmate Yamaguchi. No matter how much she tries, she just can't get his name right.
* ACupAngst - Kyouka lacks a chest, much to her dismay.
* AGodAmI - Kyouka constantly [[ThirdPersonPerson refers to herself]] as a goddess to be worshiped and obeyed without question. ''Constantly''. But that's just her ego talking.
* AnimeThemeSong - Starring Kyouka and her [[Film/AustinPowers mini-]][[SuperDeformed clones]].
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther - Kyouka and Ouka, to adorable proportions.
* BadSanta - Black Santa, who's actually Santa's granddaughter.
* BadAssSanta
* BalloonBelly - Kyouka in episode 2.
* BareYourMidriff - Raichou's costume. The one Raichou picks for Kyouka's MagicalGirl disguise is even more so.
* BeachEpisode - Also a prelude to the beach episode involving antics with the travel agency.
* BerserkButton - [[{{Tsundere}} Kyouka]] gets [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge absolutely furious]] if anyone dares to mess with [[MamaBear her family]] or [[ClingyJealousGirl flirt with her husband]].
* BerserkerTears - Hyouka [[spoiler:during his backstory that he inadvertently killed the girl he considers his only friend and doesn't take it well]].
* BigDamnHeroes - Dekamelon
* ButtMonkey - Episode 19 gives us the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Klutz Devil]], who we immediately sympathize with and who promptly [[spoiler:gets KilledOffForReal simply by virtue of A) being involved in a death prophecy and B) not being a main character]].
* CatchPhrase - As a most wonderful fact, I, Kyouka-sama, am omniscient and omnipotent!
* CatGirl - Milcatopy of the episode 12 side story, in addition to ([[spoiler:and more legitimately than]]) Kyouka. When Kyouka ''herself'' encounters another CatGirl, she gets rather upset:
-->That's not the problem here! You're copying my character setting! You're violating copyright law! And violating one's right to one's likeness, too!
* CensorBox - A black bar covering the eyes on the Mona Lisa.
* CheekyMouth - Virtually the entire cast either has no mouth or no jaw movement. And now you know why Teika doesn't get very many lines.
* ChekhovsGunman - Hiratsuka Raichou
* ColorFailure - Teika, out of shock/surprise
* CreditsJukebox - There are '''[[CreditsJukebox eight]]''' endings, [[ImageSong one for each member of the family]]. These are randomly shuffled around the various stations broadcasting the show.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Most of the characters.
* DynamicEntry - Kyouka, whenever possible. Her tendency to kick down doors has gotten the family banned from all but one of the restaurants in their district.
** In the final episode, Kyouka pulls off three or four dynamic kicks in less than a minute while discussing the potential marriage issues with her children.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Subverted, even though the household is its own DysfunctionJunction and they all have their individual issues, everyone has the other's back, leading to lots of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming.]]
* DysfunctionJunction - ''Everyone'' comes with a [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark past]], as Kyouka and Ouka discuss when Ouka starts looking over the backgrounds of his new children.
* EngagingConversation - Raichou, after tasting a dessert Pierre made.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* EarlyBirdCameo: Raichou is seen [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] in every episode up to 13.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's Better With Monkey]] [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] - Saruwatari, a crazy, monkeyish fellow who lives on a FloatingContinent. He also has monkeys equipped with jetpacks.
* {{Expy}} - Senko, as a [[RozenMaiden Suigintou]] wannabe, before losing the Gothic outfit and becoming [[spoiler:Chika]]. [[MindControl You are now imagining her calling Yuuka "junk".]]
* FantasticVoyagePlot - In an attempt to cure Ouka of ancient {{nanomachines}}, everyone but Yuka shrinks down and travels inside his body to fight them off. Ginka goes GunsAkimbo while in there.
* GenericCuteness - [[spoiler:Shiruku]] isn't much worse off than most of the rest of the cast.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger - Kyouka loves to do this.
* HeyItsThatVoice - Every time Teika speaks, all this troper hears is [[AxisPowersHetalia Germany]].
** He's also an animal version of [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Chad]].
** Raichou has a [[HidamariSketch History]] of snack related problems.
* HotSpringsEpisode
* IAmSpartacus - Done in the final episode [[spoiler:when Kyouka is possessed by Water]]. Everyone claims to be the true Great Destroyer. Even Chika tries to get in on it even though she ''definitely'' isn't the true child of Enka.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kyouka, to a T. Immature and selfish one moment, wise MamaBear the next.
* KarmaHoudini - Dr. Gebok, a cyborg MadScientist who [[MoralEventHorizon Crossed The Line]] in Hyouka's backstory ([[spoiler:bringing in a girl to be his one and only friend and then tricking Hyouka into killing her to break him of his pacifism]]) and wrecks all kinds of havoc in the present, is treated as a comical figure and never gets off worse than [[OutOfSightOutOfMind being blasted off like Team Rocket]].
** Chika also has some of this, since she does get off rather well for [[spoiler:torturing Yuka for most of her life]].
* KillSat - Fueled by ThePowerOfLove and activated by a magical girl wand with a motor.
* InvoluntaryTransformation - Formulas that cause people to change into random animals appear more than once.
* LethalChef - Kyouka's horrifying creations talk back and everyone who eats it gets poisoned. Except for Yuka, who's endured far worse tortures than a lousy bowl of Montezuma's Revenge.
** Subverted in one episode with an assassin-turned-Chinese chef whose food sends everyone to the hospital, in the end discovered to be because [[spoiler:his food is so ''good'' that the human mind is overloaded]].
* LoveBubbles - Kyouka has the habit of provoking those.
* MagicalGirl - Raichou (self-proclaimed). She's also a beautiful electric butterfly! Yay yay!
* MarsNeedsWomen - Episode 11 tells the story of Hyouka falling in love with a human girl.
* MaybeEverAfter - At the end of the series, [[spoiler: Ginka and Chika]] appear to be on a date.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil - [=DojiDevil=], who's both a softy and very incompetent at the whole devil thing.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero - Kyouka's JerkAss attitude turn Mujaki from a [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything nice pirate]] into a ruthless one.
* TheNoseless - Partially-averted.
* NotBloodSiblings - Chika's love for Ginka.
* NurseWithGoodIntentions - Kyouka. Her nursing's about as good as her cooking.
* OfficialCouple - [[spoiler: Kyouka and Ouka, of course.]] Takes them as few as 5 episodes.
--> [[spoiler: '''Ouka''':]] And I do like you. Did you not see that?\\
[[spoiler: '''Kyouka''':]] *blushing* Of course I did. I just got a little worried is all...
** After various episodes where they're seen sleeping in separate rooms, episode 25 [[spoiler: has them sleeping in the same bed, for once]].
* OffTheChart: The sales quota on a bar graph for a specific branch of a travel agency has surpassed all others, going off the chart, onto the wall, and then ''onto the ceiling''.
* OnlySixFaces
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny - [[SubvertedTrope Or not]], but the People's Republic of Kyouka deserves a mention, even if it's populated by monkeys.
* PetTheDog - Kyouka shows a soft side periodically to keep from looking like a total {{jerkass}}.
* PhysicalGod - Gouyokuou and [[spoiler:Gekka]]. Both are apparently ageless alien beings of great power. The former requires a PowerLimiter just so he doesn't pulverize Earth into dust by complete accident. The latter has a whole set of ill-defined powers that include MindRape, cosmic scale teleportation, VoluntaryShapeshifting and [[ShockAndAwe energy blasts]].
* {{Pirate}}s - Episode 10, led by Mujakky, a pirate captain who [[OlderThanTheyLook looks like an elementary schooler]]. They seem to function more like fishermen, though, and profess a code of love and peace, to Ouka's confusion.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything - Massively, massively subverted, one episode has a pirate captain girl who doesn't want to kill or steal. [[spoiler:It turns out her "rival" was actually fulfilling her father's last wish by [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning tricking her to kill him]]; thus ensuring that she would either ''be'' a pirate; or else quit. She embraces her new self with relish.]]
* ThePowerOfLove - Or so they hope.
* PuniPlush - [[PsychicLink 'Cellphone']] controlled Kyouka-sama avatars!
* QuirkyHousehold - Pretty apparent, given the motley "backgrounds" of the family members.
* RestrainingBolt - Gouyokuou wears control rods on his back. If you see one fall off, it's already too late to run.
* SantaClaus - For all of five seconds before Kyouka ''shoots him down with a homing missile''. [[TheDeterminator He gets better]], though, and [[BadassSanta challenges Kyouka to an epic martial arts duel.]] [[spoiler: And loses.]]
* SecretProjectRefugeeFamily - The premise of the show, more or less.
* {{Shinigami}} - Ouka has one as an UnluckyChildhoodFriend. She also has sisters. This seems to be a title for Monster Slayers in Ouka's organization. Specifically individuals who have slain a thousand monsters earn the title of "Shinigami" and the right to wear the hanya mask that signifies that status.
* ShipperOnDeck: It's natural that Kyouka and Ouka are shipped by their 'children'. Yuuka especially. This varies from making sure that daddy isn't cheating to leaving the two alone for their anniversary dinner.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple Kyouka and Ouka]] are pretty much the OfficialCouple, [[SickeninglySweethearts Hyouka and Kiriko]] blush around each other frequently, Yamaguchi has an obvious crush on Yuuka, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Madara]] is in love with [[ObliviousToLove Teika]], the cat girl and waiter have kissed, and [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Chika]] and Ginka were last seen in a very date-like atmosphere.]]
* ShoutOut - Quite a few Western movies, for example, the pirate episode had [[spoiler:Gekka]] turning giant, singing a nursery rhyme, and pulling a ship down in an obvious rendition of the second ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie.
** There is also a blatant one to ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', complete with girls calling Chika "[[OneeSama onee-sama]]".
** Kyouka last-resort to defeat [[spoiler: Santa]] is [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf feline martial-arts.]]
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent - Episode 12, "Picked up a Cat on Monday" plays like something out of an {{eroge}}, with only Ginka and Kyouka making appearances...and Ginka's in drag the whole time. Episode 20, "The Forest of Vitamin C" is a complete and total MindScrew from start to finish.
* SuperWindowJump - Ouka and Kyouka jump through a window in their hurry to get to the balcony.
* SweetTooth - Raichou has one, which makes her the victim of one of the show's {{running gag}}s.
* TalkingAnimal - Teika, a talking lion.
* ThemeNaming - All of the main characters have names ending in "ka". Including some supposed non-candidates, suspiciously.
** [[JustifiedTrope Somewhat justified]]: Everyone but Ouka and Kyouka (and Enka) were renamed by Kyouka when they entered the family. Probably because she noticed the similarity.
* ThirdPersonPerson - "You are in the presence of the great Kyouka-sama!"
* TooKinkyToTorture - Ginka.
* {{Tsundere}} - Kyouka has some of this toward Ouka, although her "tsun" side prevails throughout most of the series.
* TheUnintelligible - Gekka, except during MindRape.
* WaveMotionGun - Hyouka is armed with a really, really big one that comes in quite handy.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse - The revelation that "Kyouka" [[spoiler:is actually from a race of animal ears that possess people]] brings up some uncomfortable implications about [[spoiler:the girl stuck as her host]], but this is never addressed.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove? - It's the question Oasis came to Earth to find out. Chika and Madara end up giving her the completely wrong impression of what love is. And then there's Kyouka's tendency to base her "love" on whatever she sees in TV and manga...
* WhipItGood - Chika, in her continuing attempts to get Ginka to act manly, pulls out a whip. [[TooKinkyToTorture He likes it.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser - [[spoiler:Madara]], though with that voice alone it hardly comes as a surprise to the viewer or anyone who's seen the ImageSong album. Also, Pierre looks quite happy to save Chika in volume 2 while wearing the girls' school uniform. Ginka doesn't really count, drag or no drag.
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