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[[caption-width-right:240:[[CoversAlwaysLie Yes.]] [[note]] From left to right: Nanami, Shinichirou, Sunao, Sora, and Matsuri. [[/note]]]]

'''''Sukisho''''' (also sometimes spelled '''''Sukisyo''''', its formal title being '''''Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shôganai!!''''' or ''"I like what I like, so there!"'') is a BoysLove LightNovel on which a 12-episode {{anime}} series and BoysLoveGame are based.

The story of ''Sukisho'' focuses on high school students Hashiba Sora, who lost his entire memory when he fell out of a 4th story window, and Fujimori Sunao, who just transferred to the same school after having disappeared for years. After being released from the hospital, Sora meets Ran, Sunao's [[SplitPersonality second personality]]. Though Ran seems to despise Sora, he claims that Sora also shares his body with a second person, Yoru, who happens to be Ran's boyfriend. Unfortunately, Yoru and Ran tend to come out mostly [[NaughtyByNight when Sora and Sunao are asleep]] and tend to make the most of the limited time they have together. [[FunnyMoments Hilarity]] and [[DarkAndTroubledPast insanity]] ensue.

Though ''Sukisho'' has a definite [[BoysLove BL]] theme, it also has many aspects of a mystery show, solving the secret of Sora and Sunao's DarkAndTroubledPast. As the show continues, more evidence is uncovered that Sora's fall was no accident, Yoru and Ran are not what they seem to be, as well as some darker themes from when they were [[ForgottenFirstMeeting childhood friends.]] And then there's [[BigBad another party]] hiding in the shadows...

The anime is a highly severe case of CastFullOfPrettyBoys, with no female characters appearing on screen at all. The closest thing is WholesomeCrossdresser Nanami, who is [[GirlyGirl feminine to an extreme]], and seems HappilyMarried with Shinichirou.

Note that while the anime is light and fluffy - the game is much, ''much'' [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], rated M, and may require a [[TearJerker tissue.]]

The games and audio dramas are being translated [[http://joat.moonfruit.com here]].

Due to the differences and increase in tropes, we’ve split the anime and games into two.

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!!The series as a whole provides examples of:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Sunao actually has “brick colored hair” in the games. Ran is originally the only one who has pink.
* AffectionateNickname: As children, Sora referred to Sunao as "Nao" and Sunao referred to Sora as "Kuu-chan" and they call each other this on occasion. Matsuri addresses Sunao as "Nao-kun" and Shinichiro is called "Onii-chan" by Sora and Sunao.
* AllThereInTheManual: Numerous artbooks, game guides, novels, audio dramas, and manga have been released for the series. One guide even goes as far as to detail the characters' daily schedules and school report cards.
* BeamMeUpScotty: The anime has Phantom 416 telling Sora that he's going to take something important away, while in the game it's Chris who says this. Both are referring to someone different.
* BetaCouple: Shinichirou and Nanami.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* CastFullOfGay: Apparently.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries There are no women in Sukisho! There are only extremely girly men!]] The school in the fourth game does open it's doors to members of the opposite sex, but until then, women may as well have been extinct in Sukisho. And even then, the few women that show up barely register as background characters.
* TheChessmaster: Matsuri is quite good at this.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance
* DarkAndTroubledPast: And how!
* DesignatedParents: Shinichirou and Nanami, 'natch.
* DualityMotif: Whenever Yoru takes over Sora's body, one of his eyes turns gold while the other remains blue.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: [[http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/burnfist23/Sukisho-Rain-714.jpg Sunao]], [[http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/burnfist23/Sukisho-WhiteFlower-847.jpg Ran]], and [[http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/burnfist23/MinitokyoMaleScansSukinaMonowaSukiD.jpg Nanami]]. Also, in the games, [[http://s17.photobucket.com/user/burnfist23/media/Sukisho-WhiteFlower-802.jpg.html Hiromu post-time skip]]
* EasyAmnesia: Very much abused by the writers, especially in the games where [[spoiler:Gaku and Shiina]] also get hit with one.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: Sora owns a stuffed pink elephant in the anime. In the games, they're peppered everywhere.
* FlashbackNightmare: Sora has some really bad ones.
* GratuitousEnglish: "Good morning", "Dinner", and "Doctor" among others.
* HappilyMarried
** Though most probably not legally married, Shinichirou and Nanami qualify for this trope. They have wedding bands and are pictured in the Sukisho artbook driving in a 'Just Married' car; Shinichirou in tux and Nanami in bridal gown.
** Yoru and Ran in one of the endings of the fourth game... [[http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b68/burnfist23/Sukisho-WhiteFlower-813.jpg much to Sora and Sunao's shock and dismay]].
* HeroicBSOD
* HeroicSacrifice
* HeyItsThatVoice: A good number of well-known seiyuu are doing voices in Sukisho. To a name a couple: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Sora), Creator/SoichiroHoshi (Sunao and [[TheOtherDarrin Ran in the anime]]), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Yoru), Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (Ran in the Drama [=CDs=] and the game), Creator/AkiraIshida (Nanami), Creator/ShinichiroMiki (Shinichirou).
* {{Keet}}: Gaku.
* KinkyCuffs: Minato ''really'' likes them.
* LoveRedeems
* MadScientist: Aizawa.
* MamaBear: Nanami.
* MistakenForCheating: Mainly Shinichirou accusing Nanami of cheating on him with Aizawa or Soushi, though one instance in the games has ''Nanami'' accusing Shinichirou of cheating on him with ''Sora''.
* OneHeadTaller: Every couple.
* TheOtherDarrin: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi was Ran in the games and Drama [=CDs=]. Creator/SoichiroHoshi, who already does Sunao, does Ran in the anime, making his voice a little higher and effeminate to differentiate the two.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: Inverted with Kitamura opposing his mother's marriage to Hano's father in the anime, while in the games it was Hano who disapproved.
* [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Pink Uke, Blue Seme]]
* PunnyName: The main cast's PhantomThief personas code numbers. For example, Phantom 416 is Shi-Ichi-Roku.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Yoru and Ran.
* {{Seme}}: Sora, Yoru, and Shinichiro; though Sora can be an uke in certain relations.
* StraightGay
* ThoseTwoGuys: Gaku and Hano fill this role for the most part.
* {{Tsundere}}: Sunao is Type A, but SplitPersonality Ran is Type B.
* {{Uke}}: Nearly all of Sora's potential lovers and Sora himself in certain relationships in the game; the anime has Sunao, Ran, and Nanami.
* YaoiGenre

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!!The anime provides examples of:

* AbandonedHospital: The place in Sora's nightmares looks like this. And Sora and Sunao seem to wake up in one after being abducted.
* AbridgedSeries: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GiV7SNddUk&feature=feedf Found Here.]] Not that it's worth watching.
* AccidentalPervert: ''It was Yoru and Ran, really!''
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Hiromu. In the anime, he's a wandering spirit and a [[CrazyJealousGuy Crazy Jealous]] BrattyHalfPint who was threatening to kill Sunao for getting in the way of him and Sora, though he turns out to be more a ShrinkingViolet when he shows up in school. In the game, his spirit temporarily inhabits Sunao's body and is much more understanding towards Sunao, at one point deciding to not use Sunao's body to have sex with Sora when he realizes how much it bothered Sunao. Furthermore, he later becomes a ShipperOnDeck for Sora and Sunao.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Yoru uses this as an excuse for what seems like attempted rape.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Nagase]] isn't really that bad.
* {{Bishounen}}: Sunao, and to some degree [[CampGay Matsuri]]. Basically, everyone.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Sunao]].
* BuryYourGays: Surprisingly, completely averted. There's no {{Gayngst}} either. (Though certainly regular {{Angst}}.)
* ButtMonkey: Sora to some extent.
* CameraFiend: Matsuri.
* CherryBlossoms: The Valentine’s Day episode. And the intro...badly!
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Oh boy...
* CompressedAdaptation
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Sora and Sunao.
* ConvenientComa
* DawsonCasting: Inverted, with the TimeSkip ignored and the chibis aged down to 12 or 13.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Sunao's]] revenge seems quite over the top, making plans of [[spoiler: outright murder, just because his [[ChildhoodFriends childhood friend]] let go of his hand in a life-or-death situation.]] However, in the games the revenge doesn't seem so drastic, because Sora instead [[spoiler: killed both of their parents.]]
* DraggedIntoDrag: Sunao in episode 2, according to Sora, the outfit he wore really suited him.
* TheDragon: Nagase.
* DynamicEntry: Gaku's EstablishingCharacterMoment has him dropping from the sky and engaging Sora in an [[GoodOldFisticuffs impromptu fist fight]].
* ExiledToTheCouch: Though technically he keeps the room, Sora feels pretty much like this when Sunao moves in with Gaku.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Shouted throughout the entire library.
* IdiotHero: Sora.
* FirstKiss: Sora almost has his with Hiromu in episode 5, but has his first kiss with Sunao in episode 10; this is also Sunao's first kiss.
* FountainOfYouth: The OVA centers around the cast's misadventures with a mysterious hot spring that can grant wishes. Sora makes the offhand remark that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he wishes to be a child again]].
* GoofySuit: A very inherent part of working in the Nandemoya, though Sunao does get a PimpedOutDress for one of his jobs.
* LoveEpiphany: Sora realizes he loves Sunao after hearing their back-story in the lab [[spoiler: and the two have sex]] and Sunao seems to have one as well when he and Sora [[spoiler: have sex, but turns out it's quite the opposite]] but has his second and real one when Sora comes to rescue him.
* LuminescentBlush: Both Sora and Sunao blush pretty badly when there's an implication of romance between the two of them, but Sunao does it more often; the two most memorable times being in episode 4 when he thought Sora was going to say Sunao was his most greatest treasure and the second being in episode 7 when Sunao watches Sora take off his shirt.
** Sora gives the most intense blush in the OVA when the kids teased the two when they saw Sunao eat a grain of rice off of Sora's face.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Sunao.
* MindRape: A big central plot theme in the later episodes.
* MomentKiller: The alarm clock.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Nanami, when Sora angrily leaves the apartment.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Sunao tries to save Sora (who’s terrified of fire) from Aizawa holding a lighter to his face. He then tackles him, which ends up setting ''the whole place'' on fire.
* OfficialCouple: Nanami and Shinichiro are a couple from the start of the anime, Sora and Sunao [[spoiler: have sex in episode 10]] and become official by the end of the series, and Kai and Gaku are seen official during the OVA.
* OffModel: The anime has this at times.
* TheReveal: About every episode that advances the plot has one.
* RevengeBeforeReason
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SecondActBreakup
* {{Seme}}: Sora, Yoru, and Shinichiro. The OVA also gives Kai.
* {{Seppuku}}: Not actually, but heavily implied symbolically. [[spoiler: And in the games - actually.]]
* ShoutOut: [[DetectiveConan "There is only one truth!"]]
* SnowMeansLove: The Valentine’s Day episode.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Sunao and Gaku when they meet Sei, joking that Sei must be Sora's LongLostRelative. Strangely enough, this isn't repeated with Kano, who looks a lot like Gaku.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Shinichirou.
* TenMinutesInTheCloset: Purposely done several times by Matsuri.
* TheMatchmaker: Matsuri.
* ThroughHisStomach: Hano tries to gain Kitamura's trust by making him lunchboxes.
* TwistEnding: The 10th episode.
* {{Uke}}: Sunao, Ran, and Nanami. The OVA also gives Gaku.
* UnbrokenVigil: At the end of the series, [[spoiler:when Shinichirou is rendered comatose after being stabbed by Sora, Nanami refuses to leave his side.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: Yoru and Ran at first.
* UnflinchingWalk: The showdown.
* {{UST}}
* [[WhatDidIDoLastNight What Did We Do Last Night?]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Nanami.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sora's and Sunao's fear of fire and water, respectively.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Sora and Sunao [[spoiler: they do]].
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!! The games provide examples of:

* AllJustADream: One of the game endings has this.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Nanami delivers one to Shinichirou that snaps him out of his BrainwashedAndCrazy state.
* AttractiveBentGender: Sunao, Nanami, Hiromu, Shiina, and even ''Sora'' gets put into a dress at one point or another.
* BedTrick: Ran once tried to sleep with Sora pretending to be Sunao, hoping it would bring out Yoru. Yoru has done the same thing with various people [[HandsomeLech just for fun.]]
* BondageIsBad
* CooldownHug: Many of the characters, but Gaku takes the cake with this.
* CostumePorn
* CriticalAnnoyance: Every time Sora remembers something painful (or if Yoru is acting up enough) the most ''earsplitting'' sound effects would start to play. This was especially annoying because you were reading quietly during these scenes until it suddenly started blaring, and to unlock all of the endings (''per'' game) you had to go through them over and over again.
* DatingDoSiDo: The endings can have Sora hooking up with [[OneTrueLove Sunao]], [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Matsuri]], [[BoyMeetsGhoul Hiromu]], [[SexyPriest Chris]], [[TeacherStudentRomance Minato]], or Nanami.
* DefiledForever: Ran is noticeably depressed for what Aizawa did to him, to the point that while he has sex with Yoru, he’s apologizing and crying over and over again for being “dirty.” This also makes him a bit of StepfordSmiler considering his personality.
* DidTheyOrDidntThey: There are some days that end with Ran and Yoru talking and then abruptly ending, and by morning the player isn’t sure if anything happened or not. Becomes hilarious when a clearly pissed Sunao wakes up in bed with Sora, and [[WhatDidIDoLastNight you know they did.]]
* DistantFinale: The ''After Stories'' novels.
* DownerEnding: The canon ending of the third game ends with [[spoiler:Sunao and Shinichirou, who had been stabbed by Sora and Sunao, being taken away by Aizawa as Shinichirou and Nanami's apartment is completely destroyed.]]
** There’s another one in the fourth, where Sora believes that [[spoiler: Sunao is so far gone that he stabs him, and it’s implied that he also [[DrivenToSuicide stabs himself.]] They then “fall asleep” holding each other in a bed of blood. And flowers.]]
* DreamSequence: The place where Yoru and Ran dwell is something like this, with the music changing and the background becoming an abyss of purples and blues. This is also where Yoru keeps watch over Sora’s memories, and [[ForYourOwnGood forbids him to go near the chained door.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* GenerationXerox: Sei, Shiina, and Kitamura. Sei is literally a clone of Sora, Shiina looks like Nanami but is the Sunao of the group, and Kitamura, while not related to Matsuri, is the one who gets them into trouble.
* HarmfulToMinors: [[spoiler: Sunao had to watch Sora kill their parents.]]
* HatePlague: Nanami gets drugged with one.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Because “pinkette” isn’t a word in Japanese, Ran and Sunao are described as redheads.
* HotBlooded: Ran.
* KillHimAlready: With highly twisted roles.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Over twenty recurring characters.
* LooseCanon: ''Moumate'' and ''Sweet Trap'' are two games in the series fandisk, which takes place partway into White Flower and covers Gaku's relationship with Shiina.
* LoveDodecahedron: All over the place.
** Sora gets his fair share by virtue of being the main character. Canonically Sunao, Hiromu, and Minato are in love with him.
** While Nanami and Shinichirou are [[OfficialCouple an item]], they're not immune to this either. Aizawa wants Shinichirou for himself, and Chris also has a crush on Nanami, while Shinichirou's quasi-SplitPersonality Minato has an unusual fondness for Sora.
** [[SiblingTriangle Nagase and Shiina likes Gaku]]. Gaku likes Nagase and Shiina equally. Shiina might also [[BigBrotherAttraction have a crush on Nagase]]. Meanwhile, Nakahara [[StalkerWithACrush is in love with Nagase]]..
* MaybeEverAfter: Gaku, Nagase, and Shiina get together at the end of White Flower with the latter two still squabbling over the former. Gets [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] in ''After Stories'' [[spoiler:where the relationship is putting considerable strain on all its players, and [[DragonTheirFeet Nakahara's potshots start leaving obvious bruises]].]]
* MindControlEyes: Both of Sora’s eyes turn yellow-green during his psychotic state.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Nanami and Shinichirou are supposed to be in their early thirties by the last game, but it looks as though they've gotten ''younger''.
* OmegaEnding: Chock full of it. Some of which include Yoru and Ran HappilyMarried, the Phantom Five's antics, and a few special character endings.
* PairTheSpares: Nakahara and Hano hooking up in the supplementary material.
* PornWithPlot: The game. Comes with [[BoysLove its]] [[VisualNovel genre]], really.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: Aizawa is Nanami's Psycho Ex-Boyfriend.
* RapeAsDrama
* RapeAsBackstory: In the second game, we learn that in the time he was in the lab, Sunao was raped by Aizawa and his men. [[FridgeHorror And he was left there as a child.]]
* TheReveal: The first is when Sora realizes [[spoiler: the boy he's been dreaming of leaving behind in a dark tunnel was actually a memory of Sunao]], but the biggest one happens in Rain, where Sora learns [[spoiler: he killed both of his and Sunao’s parents under Aizawa’s MindRape, all in front of Sunao’s eyes.]]
* {{Shotacon}}: With all the chibis and young Sora.
* TimeSkip: The final game, White Flower, begins several years after the previous game's DownerEnding.
* [[MurderTheHypotenuse Torture The Hypotenuse]]: Aizawa's actions are entirely based on getting back at Nanami, who took [[VillainousCrush Shinichirou]] away from him. Nagase [[FollowInMyFootsteps lands in the same boat]] when he finds out that Gaku has fallen in love with Shiina. They both [[VillainExitStageLeft get]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy better]].
* TwistEnding: Sunao and Sora [[spoiler: stabbing Shinichirou was really out of blue, considering that just before the pair had woken up to an afterglow, and it really did seem like they would get together.]]