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At Otogi Academy, there is an organization that helps people out, the Otogi Bank. Headed by the Kiriki cousins, Liszt and Alice, their members consist of the maid Tsurugaya Otsuu, the mad scientist/witch Majolica le Fay, the couple of Otohime Ryugu and Taro Urashima, and a prominent fighting duo, Ryoko Okami and Ringo Akai, the wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. One day, Ryoko is confessed to by the painfully shy Ryoshi Morino, who finds himself [[strike:shanghaied into]] joining the Otogi Bank to help people.

Based on a series of light novels, an anime adaptation, ''Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi'' or ''Okami-san and Her Seven Companions'', which takes its name from the first novel in the series, was produced by Creator/JCStaff and aired in the summer of 2010.

Licensed by Creator/FUNimation in 2011, with the DVD/Blu-Ray released in April 2012. Not related to ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''.

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!!This work provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Onigashima High's student council president, Shiro. He claims to have only arrived recently and therefore not every student accepts him yet, but some of the other characters point out that the coordinated attacks could only have been pulled off if he were already in control of them.
* ACupAngst: Both Ringo and Ryoko. It's the one thing that always gets a rise out of them, and is responsible for the narrator getting punched.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: Some of the secondary Otogi bank characters get some episodes devoted largely to them, such as Otohime in Episode 3, Otsu in Episode 4. Ringo gets some much needed CharacterDevelopment in Episode 9 when we learn more about her backstory.
* AlertnessBlink: Every once in a while, including in the first episode.
* AllWorkVsAllPlay: Alice is All Work and Liszt is All Play.
* AnythingThatMoves: Momoko Kibitsu (alias Momo-chan-senpai), who hits on both Ryoko ''and'' Ryoshi within minutes of her first appearance in Episode 5.
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler: It's hinted early on, and later confirmed, that Ryoko was a victim of this, courtesy of Shiro. It's also implied that it might have gone past "attempted".]]
* BadassAdorable: Ryoko.
* BattleAura: Witnessed from Ringo, Mimi and Otohime. The latter two have {{Animal Battle Aura}}s of their respective creatures. Ringo has ''[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} B.B. Hood]]''.
* BattleCouple: Ryoko and Ryoshi.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Subverted; we knew Otohime was cute before we found out she used to be [[HollywoodPudgy a little bit fat]] and lost weight, becoming the beautiful, insane girl we see in the show. Of course, the reason why she decided to lose her extra mass is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming absolutely adorable]].
** Also of mention is Majolica. When we finally see what she looks like [[TheGlassesComeOff without]] her NerdGlasses in the opening credits (briefly) and later in Episode 4, it turns out that she's pretty to the point that GenericCuteness doesn't cover it. Subverted a bit in that none of the characters call any attention to her during the scene in which it happens.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Otohime's reason for liking Taro was because he was the only person who treated her like a person instead of insulting her due to [[HollywoodPudgy her looks at the time]].
** Although much more subtle, potentially used with Ryoko towards Ryoshi, as evidenced by his determination to help her despite her repeated attempts to reject him or push him away. Her attitude towards him and life in general seems to lighten up more as a result. And arguably why she befriended Ringo as well.
* BetaCouple: Otohime and Taro.
* BettyAndVeronica: In Episode 12, Machiko acts as the Betty while Ryoko as the Veronica.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mimi Usami, though cute at first glance, isn't the least nice. Her battle aura looks like it needs a [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Holy Hand Grenade]] to deal with.
** Played straight with Reiko.
* BoyMeetsGirl: The ploy Machiko tried to use to get Ryoshi to fall for her, complete with PantyShot advertising.
* BreatherEpisode: Episodes 7 and 12, which follow some fairly serious drama episodes.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Implied between Hansel and Gretel.
** Is there a stigma in the anime world between this trope and [[Manga/BlackLagoon those names]]?
* BuxomIsBetter: Disciplinary Committee Chairman Momoko Kibitsu is revered mostly for her "talents"... ahh dumplings.
* TheCameo: While attempting to find Chutaro a bride, [[LightNovel/{{Toradora}} Taiga, Ami, Minori]], [[Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun Mikoto, Kuroko, Saten and Uiharu]] show as potential brides.
* CannotSpitItOut: Averted with Ryoshi, who immediately confesses to Ryoko in the first episode. However, played straight with Ryoko, who constantly either avoids the issue altogether, or something else happens that then requires their attention and is forgotten. Machiko calls Ryoko out on this in Episode 12, and she still doesn't exactly give a clear answer.
* CastingGag: The dub seems to slip quite a few in.
** This is not the first [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf wolf]] that Creator/BrinaPalencia has played.
** This isn't [[Creator/MonicaRial Monica's]] first [[Anime/CasshernSins Ringo]] either, though the two are quite different in personality.
** To a lesser extent, Nekomiya is Creator/JerryJewell's second [[Manga/FruitsBasket catboy]].
** Inuzuka, One of Momoko's underlings, is a fighter with short brown hair and a thing for fanservice. No surprise that he shares [[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple Kenichi's]] [[Creator/JoshGrelle actor]].
* CatBoy: Saburo Nekomiya, the mysterious boy based on ''Puss in Boots''.
* CatSmile: Majolica and [[CaptainObvious Saburo]]. Ringo displays one on occasion, though not as much as the others.
* TheCavalry: Done twice in Episode 11. First with Momoko and her groupies, and then the rest of the Otogi group.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Averted by [[spoiler:Ringo's parents, who appear to have gotten away with an affair and with chasing Shirayuki's mother out of the mansion]].
* ChekhovsGunman: Saburo, though it took a little more than one episode.
* ChekhovsSkill: Episode 2. Ryoshi informs Ryoko that his Akitas are [[spoiler: hunting dogs]]. This comes into play later in the episode, when Ryoshi [[spoiler: uses them to track Ryoko's scent to where her abductors have hidden her]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Otohime and Taro.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Chuutarou and Uika essentially make one in Episode 8.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Though she never loses her smiling demeanor, Otohime is ''[[{{Yandere}} deadly]]'' if she sees Taro hitting on anyone other than her.
** While she vehemently denies this, Ryoko falls into this trope in Episode 12 when Machiko starts to make her moves on Ryoshi.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Majolica.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Done in Episode 9 between [[spoiler:Ringo and Shirayuki]], since it's a PoolEpisode. It's actually kinda {{narm}}y.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ryoshi may be a lame bum, but mess with Ryoko and you got an epic man on your hands.
* CruelToBeKind: The reason Sebastian finds fault with every girl presented as a potential bride for Satou is [[spoiler:he knows Satou and his childhood friend have a mutual crush and both would be miserable if he chose someone else. Silly Satou had heard a rumor that his friend liked a boy, but decided IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and went looking for another girl without even asking her ''who'' the boy she liked was!]]
* CurbStompBattle: Ryoko gets one in the beginning, and later Shiro delivers one to Ryoshi, but the fight is interrupted before they can finish it after Ryoshi manages to land a powerful blow on Shiro.
* CutenessProximity: If the [[ImprobableWeaponUser deceptively adorable cat boxing gloves]] didn't cue you in, then her absolute ''deredere'' breakdown in the presence of the dogs in Episode 2 should have made it clear that Okami-san ''loves'' cute things.
* CuteBruiser: Ryoko. So much so that she provides the page's image.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Shiro seems to know exactly how to fool the Otogi Bank members, and even utilizes some of their weaknesses against them in Episode 11, such as surrounding Taro with a bunch of bikini-clad girls, and showing a bunch of uniforms to Otsu. Fortunately [[TheChessMaster Liszt]] is no slouch himself.
* DatePeepers: Ringo and Ryoko do this to Ryoshi in Episode 12 when he's on a date with Machiko.
* DeadPanSnarker: The narrator. Sometimes the comments they make are "heard" or noticed by the characters as well.
* DeathGlare: Ryoko's ''default'' expression.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Ringo. Don't let her demeanor fool you.
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Ringo does this to Ryoko at the end of Episode 6 when the latter tries to hide that something nice happened to her earlier that day from the former.
* DistressedDamsel: Averted. While the delinquents in Episode 2 have kidnapped and bound Ryoko, she's not sitting still and waiting for a rescue. We see her actively trying to cut her own ropes before the rest of the team show up to lend a hand.
** Played straight in Episode 12.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
-->'''The Narrator:''' Now children, Urashima-san transforms into a man-amongst-men whenever Ryuguu-san [[{{Squick}} "extracts his essence"]] from him.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Ryoshi.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Ryoko tends to beat up Ryoshi a lot, as well as other men who usually deserve their beating.
* DraggedIntoDrag: When Otsu falls sick, everyone offers to help her for the day by dressing up in {{meido}} costumes...even the boys. Though Liszt didn't mind.
* DynamicEntry: Kakari, after a rather impressive series of gymnastic flips.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Saburo shows up in a flashback [[spoiler: as a boy Ryoko saved from some thugs. He comes back later in the series to train Ryoshi to be a better fighter and a stronger man in general.]]
** You'll also see Momoko briefly during the Beauty Pageant in Episode 3 before her proper introduction in Episode 5.
* EasyAmnesia: While trying to save a CatUpATree, Ryoko loses her memory of the past few years, reverting back to age 13. She returns back to normal by the end of the episode.
* EmpathicEnvironment: Ryoshi and Shiro have a dramatic confrontation in the middle of the rain.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Averted with [[{{Bishonen}} Taro]] as he states on several occasions that he [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday does not enjoy the company of men]].
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: [[spoiler: While trying to save Ryoko from Onigashima High. Otsu even whacks a guy with her broom.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Nearly everyone in the club gets a smirk on their face when Ryoshi and Ryoko are near each other.
* [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend Evil Former Boyfriend]]: It's implied that Ryoko and Shiro had something going until the whole attempted rape thing.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Onigashima means Island of Demons.
* ExtremityExtremist: Ryoko is a boxer.
** Saburo fights exclusively with kick attacks.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Liszt has this in the anime.
* FairyTaleMotifs: The most prominent aspect of the series, with every character drawing inspiration from a different fairy tale, reflected in their [[MeaningfulName names]].
* {{Fanservice}}: Just a mild bump in the third episode of the anime. Justified since the episode involves a BeautyContest.
** Also, Momoko [[{{Gainaxing}} provides]] [[WhipItGood plenty]].
* FanDisservice: The narrator actually lampshades this during Ryoko's shower scene in the first episode of the dub, if only because of Ryoko's lack of assets.
* FirstBlood: Things got real in [[spoiler: Ryoshi and Shiro's fight when Ryoshi's counter drew blood. Until Liszt and Ringo decided to show up.]]
* FormerlyFat: Otohime wasn't always the cute girl she is today. Flashbacks show she was kind of chubby when she was younger, earning her the "turtle girl" nickname.
* FracturedFairyTale: Most of the characters are based off of fairy tale characters or stories, though the characterizations often have been warped beyond recognition. See the character page for their tales.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Otsu in the anime's OP, and Momoko ''all the time''.
* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: With the first episode using "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" as its basis, this naturally comes into play. Akihiro Ooji (aka Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis) must find the girl who fits the tennis shoe that kicked him in the face. It turns out that [[spoiler:it's not really true love; Ooji just realizes that [[FetishFuel any girl who could perform a series of front flips and kick someone in the face like that must have incredible control over her body. He is also stated to be a bit of a pervert]].]]
* GenreSavvy: Machiko Himura knows the anime rules for getting attention, deliberately invoking LateForSchool and a PantyShot (panties with her name on them!).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Otohime 'extracting' Taro's 'essence'. Well done JC Staff. Well done.
* GoldDigger: Machiko. [[spoiler: Though mainly because she wanted to get her and her father out of debt.]]
* {{Gonk}}: The three "little" pigs in Ringo's movie trailer.
* GroinAttack: Saru, Kiji, and Inu land a triple punch combo on one of Onigashima's students when he tries to grope Momoko. The last punch from Inu (the shortest) goes for the groin.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Inverted with [[CuteBruiser Ryoko]] and [[FriendlySniper Ryoshi]].
* HairAntennae: Chuutaro Nezumi has them in the shape of mouse ears. Alice also sports an ant-like pair.
* HandsomeLech: Taro. He has a "perfect gentleman" persona that only emerges when Otohime "extracts his essence".
* HappilyEverAfter: The final line of the Light Novels? [[spoiler: "After becoming more comfortable with herself, and after growing up and becoming a better man, Ryoko and Ryoshi lived happily ever after, surrounded by their friends."]]
* HitStop: In Ryoshi and Shiro's fight.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Ryoshi had one during his fight with Shiro when he thought about why he was fighting and what Saburo said to him before the fight.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Jin and [[StalkerWithACrush Ami]]. Of course, Jin's on the baseball team.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Though Liszt is nominally the president, it's Alice who does all the work.
* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoiler: Ryoko has an interesting variation of this in Episode 7 where she reverts back to her pre-assault persona.]]
** Interestingly, even the narrator is surprised at some of what happens, as is Ringo, who outright believes she must be hallucinating.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Momoko uses her [[FanNickname Kibi-]][[IncrediblyLamePun dango]] to great effect, to the point where she's gained a trio of fanatical bodyguards who practically ''worship'' them.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Ryoshi.
* IOweYouMyLife: Otsu is incredibly determined to pay back debts to people, for good reason. Though Ryoshi didn't want her becoming his live-in maid either.
* IShallTauntYou: Shiro employs this to great effect against Ryoshi. [[spoiler: And manages [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask to throw in]] an OhCrap moment for him, too.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Nezumi's butler. Also, to date [[spoiler:Shiro]] has gotten off very lightly for [[spoiler:attempting to rape Ryoko, ruining her reputation at school, forcing her to transfer, warping her personality forever through trauma and kidnapping her twice]]. That's a lot to get away with.
* {{Kevlard}}: During Episode 11, [[spoiler:one of the Tonda brothers takes a lead pipe to the gut without even flinching.]]
* KissingCousins: Implied with Liszt and Alice.
* LargeHam: The narrator, she even talks over the cast. [[note]]So much that you'll have to pause it to read the subtitles...[[/note]]
* LateForSchool: Machiko does this very deliberately in an attempt to get Ryoshi's attention, complete with toast in her mouth.
* [[spoiler:LeftHanging]]: The anime ends with [[spoiler:Ryoko admitting that perhaps she doesn't ''dislike'' Ryoshi...to Machiko. She doesn't manage to tell ''him'' that, though, leading to NoRomanticResolution with a strong side of MaybeEverAfter.]] Oh, and [[spoiler:Shiro]] is never quite properly dealt with, either. [[spoiler:While he's on notice from the Otogi Bank that he'll answer to ''all of them'' if he messes with Ryoko again, he's still a complete KarmaHoudini for everything he's put her through, and it's never made clear if he takes Lizst's threat seriously enough to leave her alone, or if he'll make yet another attempt later.]]
* LemonyNarrator: [[InteractiveNarrator The characters are aware of]] the cheeky narrator and, at one point, punch her.
** Considering [[JerkAss some of the comments she makes]], it's not surprising.
* LightningGlare: Seen several times over the course of Episode 3 between Mimi and Otohime. Apparently becomes visible at one point, as the host points out the sparks flying onstage between the two.
* LimpAndLivid: Shiro's (rather un-MagnificentBastard-like) fighting stance alternates between this and quick, sudden rushes at his opponent.
* LoadBearingHero: Episode 11, the shutters are closing on Onigashima High before the heroes can get in to [[spoiler:rescue Ryoko]]. Cue [[spoiler:the three not-so-little pigs]] holding one open for Ryoshi and co.
* LoanShark: The Otogi Bank is an organization of them, although their "loans" are social ones -- give them a request and sure, they'll do it, but they'll come back for similar repayment in a "manner that would make professional loan sharks go pale".
* LoveableSexManiac: Taro would normally just be considered a ChivalrousPervert, except he has absolutely no problem with hitting on every woman he sees. The only thing stopping him is [[SingleTargetSexuality Otohime]], who does ''not'' [[ClingyJealousGirl like to share]].
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Well, love at first kick, at least. Cinderella's passion makes a real impression in the prince of tennis.
* ManipulativeBitch: Mimi Usami.
* MarySueTopia: Otogibana City and Otogi Academy are set up to provide a secluded environment where the students can better themselves and use their free will, but Onigashima High was placed there to provide an idea of the negative outside forces the real world has.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Ryoshi and Ryoko respectively.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Himeno and her seven younger brothers and sisters. [[spoiler: Though it would total eight, if you counted Ringo.]]
* MeaningfulName: ThemeNaming is also present, with everyone's names drawing from the fairy tale that provides their motif.
* {{Meido}}: Otsu.
* MissionControl: Ringo sometimes does this, otherwise usually done by the other Otogi bank members.
* MomentKiller: Usually happens with Ryoshi getting nervous at being stared at anytime a potential serious moment between him and Ryoko occurs.
* MoodWhiplash: It's a broad comedy interspersed with moments of surprisingly serious drama, particularly in regards to various characters' DarkAndTroubledPast.
-->'''Taro:''' Alright, that was unexpectedly depressing.
* NerdGlasses: Majolica.
* NoFourthWall: The narrator regularly makes insulting remarks about the mammarial deficiencies of Ryoko and Ringo, and cringes as they [[DeathGlare STARE]] [[ACupAngst into the fourth wall]] at her.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatDown: [[spoiler: Ryoshi and Shiro's battle started off this way.]]
* NotADate: The double date is meant more for Ami Jizou than Ryoshi and Ryoko, but it ends up being a date for them by the end.
* {{Ojou}}: Otohime, the daughter of a large and powerful corporation.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Ringo is a high schooler, but looks much younger.
* OneeSama: Himeno, all the way.
* [[{{Bokukko}} Orekko]]: Ryoko fits both the "masculine pronoun" and "tomboyish appearance" parts of the trope.
* [[GondorCallsForAid Otogi Bank Calls For Aid]]: Liszt called in some of the favors the Bank had raked up in the request sale to get some back-up at the Big Battle at Onigashima High Part Two.
* PairTheSpares: Not so much in the romantic sense, but Otsu and Majolica are often paired as a duo, since the other members of the Otogi Bank have long histories with another member (Ryoko and Ringo, Liszt and Alice, Taro and Otohime).
* PeekABangs: Ryoshi has this most of the time.
* PetTheDog: Quite literally for Ryoko.
* PoolEpisode
* PowerFist: Kitty train-brass-knuckles-boxing-gloves are Ryoko's weapon of choice, ironic considering her "Wolf" nickname. It was later upgraded to act like a stun gun, then later to meow on impact. One more upgrade could result in a {{moe}} singularity.
* ProductPlacement: Shiro's computer seems to have Windows 7 onboard, even with recognizable Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player icons on taskbar and also network, sound and alerts tray icons. Liszt is also seen with an iPad.
* PromotionToParent: Himeno had this happen to her somewhere in the past.
* PunBasedTitle: It's a reference to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_and_the_Seven_Young_Kids The Wolf and the Seven Kids]]''.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Happens when Ryoko punches the delinquent boss in the second episode.
** And again when Ryoshi punches the same guy in Episode 5.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Shiro's style of fighting.
* RealSongThemeTune: A cover of Lazy's "Akazukin-chan Goyoujin" is the ending theme.
** All of the image songs seem to count as well. Aside from Ryoko's (which goes for a remix of said ending), the most obvious are Otsu's ("Tsubasa wo Kudasai") and Majolica's ("Rouge no Dengon", the main theme to ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'').
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: Episode 8 opens and closes with scenes from Ringo's take on "The Three Little Pigs" as extra chubby terrorists who challenge our heroes to {{Cooking Duel}}s in an over-the-top fashion. It's only when Taro turns off the screen that we find out it was a video.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: In the first episode, "Staaaaare~".
* SayingTooMuch: After her bout with EasyAmnesia, Ryoko is walking home with Ringo. Ryoko informs Ringo that she doesn't remember anything from the time where she had regressed to her younger self. [[spoiler:When Ringo asks Ryoko if she's hungry, Ryoko tells her she's still full from the parfait she ate. Except she ate that parfait during the time she claims she can't remember. Ringo quickly realizes that Ryoko does indeed remember, and uses that information to blackmail her into wearing [[HairDecorations a cute little ribbon in her hair]].]]
* SelflessWish: Ringo's reason for being in Otogi Bank after Episode 8. [[spoiler:She uses her wish to get her half-sister, Himeno, a scholarship so she can afford college.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Inverted, Ryoshi immediately confesses to Ryoko in Episode 1. While the series goes on, she seems to lighten up a little bit, but still largely refuses to acknowledge anything between them. Ringo constantly calls her out on it and teases her about it as a result.
* ShesGotLegs: Ryoko. One could wonder why she doesn't kick when fighting.
* ShoutOut: Loads of fairy tales and loads of anime.
** Ringo, Otohime and Otsu dress up as [[LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima Louise, Henrietta and Siesta]], respectively.
*** Made even funnier considering their enemy, and the one who they were dressing up to undermine, is a pink haired loli with a sadistic streak, voiced by Creator/RieKugimiya.
** Episode 8 has by far, the most amount of shout out to other JC Staff animes, namely ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'', ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' and ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''.
--->'''Hammel:''' My name is Hammel. But my soul name is [[Manga/BlackButler Sebastian]].\\
'''Otsu:''' [[InSeriesNickname Sebas-chan?!]]
** There's also [[Creator/HansChristianAndersen Andersen's]] Girls School and [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimm]] Café.
** Otsu references her seiyuu's catch phrase, that [[Manga/{{Mahoromatic}} "Dirty thoughts are bad!"]]
** In the dub of Episode 2, Ringo and Otsu quote from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' to imply the blossoming relationship between Ryoko and Ryoshi.
--->'''Ringo:''' Tale as old as time.\\
'''Otsu:''' True as it can be.
** "Should've known it was just a dream...though isn't [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} a dream supposed to be a wish your heart makes]]?"
** In the dub of Episode 11, Ringo says Ryoko is "twitterpated", the term Friend Owl used in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' to refer to being love-struck.
* ShrinkingViolet: Ryoshi. And we mean full-blown [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopophobia scopophobia]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Ryoko for Ryoshi.
* SlasherSmile: Shiro has one.
* SoundEffectBleep: Specifically in Episode 3, swear words are covered by bleeps made by the narrator...
-->'''Mimi:''' Then bring it on, you dumb "BLEEP"! You can both go "BLEEP" yourselves and the Otogi Bank! Now get out of here!\\
'''Otohime:''' Oh my, you should really take these dirty things you're saying and [[HypocriticalHumor shove them up your filthy "BLEEP" where they belong]]!\\
'''Ringo:''' And speaking of "BLEEP", where's that smell coming from?!\\
'''Mimi:''' Oh say that again you "BLEEP"ing "BLEEP"!\\
'''Narrator:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny That's it! We're going straight to DVD. There's no way this is suitable for TV.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Ryoshi to a degree.
** Ami also counts. After being given an umbrella by one of the baseball players, she starts sneaking into his house to do chores/make dinner...and roll around in his bed and look at his girly mags (Ringo, of course, finds this delightful in an even creepier way).
* StealthHiBye: Ringo does this at least once, and the club president does this as well occasionally.
* StormingTheCastle: Well, it's a high school, but otherwise played straight. Done twice, once during Episode 5, and again in 11.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Alice. Just look at Episode 9. In the light novels, she calls Liszt "Likkun" when they're alone together, which she also slips up a does a couple of times in the anime.
* SweetTooth: Majolica.
* TeenageWasteland: Essentially Onigashima High School, complete with dust flying around and decrepit walls filled with graffiti.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: The second episode sees the OP start to play when all of the Otogi members show up to save the day.
** Same thing happens near the end of the final episode.
* ThereAreNoAdults: Well technically there are, but they're pretty nonexistent. Otherwise one would have to wonder how all these fights happen in the first place. Especially at Onigashima High School.
* TokenMiniMoe: Ringo. She and Usami actually get in a fight about this in Episode 3 because of "character overlap".
* {{Tomboy}}: Ryoko is one of the more extreme examples of this trope -- her syntax and Japanese grammar is ''completely'' masculine, up to and including using the coarse-masculine pronoun of "ore" (as opposed to the feminine "watashi" and "atashi") when referring to herself.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ryoko and Ringo.
* TrainingFromHell: Failure to dodge Saburo's assaults in training result in being kicked with ''steel-toed boots''.
* TranquilFury: Saburo attempts to teach this to Ryoshi, so as not to lose his cool in his fight with Shiro.
* {{Tsundere}}: Ryoko. The dub might actually bring [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf another tsundere wolf girl]] to mind, only with the tsuntsun turned up here.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Ryoko, Ringo, and Ryoshi.
* UnluckyEverydude: Ryoshi.
* VerbalTic:
** Ryoshi has a habit of ending his sentences with "~su", a la [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Prinnies]].
** Ringo has "no" at the end of her sentences thanks to her mother's teachings.
** As you might expect from his [[CatBoy nickname]], Neko-san adds -nya to what he says on occasion. This seems to irritate him quite a bit, since he immediately repeats what he just said, with the -nya taken out.
** The three Tonda brothers, aka the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs, invoke this trope with -bu and -buhi, then subvert it when the third one speaks normally.
* WhipItGood: Momoko.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Shiro Hitsujikai.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: You'd never know it, but Liszt is damn good at crossdressing. He even has a disturbingly good female voice for just such an occasion, and was good enough to [[EvenTheGuysWantHim get the judo team on a group date with him]].
** It's no wonder since said female voice is acted out by the seiyuu of [[Manga/KOn Ritsu]].
** And you can't get more wholesome than [[spoiler:crossdressing to be a gal pal/protector for his cousin, Alice. If you're wondering why he's so skilled, he's been doing it since ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Pulled off by Reiko to successfully infiltrate Ryoko and Ringo's dorm.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Slightly averted with Otohime since she seems to be deliberately invoking this to pull her own weight in a fight.
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