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An OELManga by Svetlana Chmakova, who also wrote ''{{Dramacon}}'', and is being published by Yen Press.

The world of ''Nightschool'' is very much like our own, at least during the day. But by night, all sorts of creatures from vampires to demons to Weirns (a kind of WitchSpecies with [[BondCreature Astral]] partners) roam the streets. Aside from the physical differences, they’re a lot like us, really—including the fact that their kids still have to go to school.

Benjamin Theron Nightschool, the titular academy, is just another public school by day. But at six o’clock each evening, the school’s Day Keeper seals the doors to {{Muggles}}, and a new class roams the halls. The Night Keeper, who trades places with the Day Keeper at dusk, ensures that the school is kept running smoothly and is protected from prying eyes.

Our heroine is Alex Treveney, a 13-year-old Weirn who has been home schooled by her older sister Sarah for the past few years. Snarky and socially withdrawn, Alex is strangely resistant to the idea of going to school with the other kids, despite her sister’s encouragement. But when Sarah suddenly vanishes from her new job as the school’s Night Keeper, along with all record of her ever existing, Alex heads to the school to find out just what happened to her.

Meanwhile, Daemon, one of the city’s [[TheHunter Hunters]], receives a frightened message from one of his students, a [[WaifProphet young seer]] named Marina, about a vision she’s had. [[SealedEvilInACan Something that was sealed away]] has broken free, and she and six other children quietly walk away as death and destruction befall the land. But while Marina and five of the other children are "still walking," one of these harbingers is "already here..." in the form of one Alex Treveney.
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!! {{Nightschool}} contains examples of:
* AdultsAreUseless: Averted. While Alex and the other kids did a fine job for a group of bright students, the much older and more badass adults kicked ass, saved the day and fixed quite nearly everything.
* AllGhoulsSchool
* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow]]: In the fourth book. [[spoiler:Followed by a RealityWarper spell to RetGone it.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Remy says Mr. Roi "looks hot," but as he's only a supporting character, no confirmation is given.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Nereshai or Night Lords are the setting's resident uber {{Badass}}es. As such, they seem to be so powerful that as a rule, bragging about themselves is pointless. [[spoiler:Eron trying to become one is actually [[DisasterDominoes what sets off the plot]].]]
* BadassTeacher: Daemon. Threaten the health and safety of any of his students, and he ''will'' make sure your night is about to become very, ''very'' unpleasant.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Teresa and Cassidy.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Alex, Ronee ([[IncrediblyLamePun stop laughing]]) and Chen.
* BondCreatures: The Astrals, which are masked, shadowy lesser demon partners to Weirns.
* BullyingADragon: A ''very stupid'' werewolf makes the mistake of assuming that just because [[PersonOfMassDestruction Daemon]] [[TheSoCalledCoward doesn't rain down destruction]] on the world is proof that he "can't". [[CurbStompBattle This turns out to be very untrue.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Mr. Roi. He’s a brilliant spell scientist and semi-retired adventurer, but his standoffish attitude and disregard for minor matters such as maintaining the school’s structural integrity drive everyone who works with him crazy. It’s worth noting that all of Madam Chen’s rants about him tend to include something akin to, “of course, we’re so lucky he’s teaching here.”
* TheCameo: Remember the [[RecurringExtra raccoon]] from ''{{Dramacon}}''? He makes another appearance in the cemetery in Volume One.
* ChaosArchitecture: The Nightschool. The layout changes each day, making it necessary to regularly consult the map in the student handbook just to keep up.
* ChurchMilitant: Possibly; the Hunters’ medical bay is set up within an old church.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler: Eron's punishment for his actions is being forced to serve as a permanent on-call substitute teacher for the school, with Alex and Ronee both clearly willing to make the experience as miserable as possible for him.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Principal Chen is to all appearances a total ditz. [[spoiler: She's also a Night Lord.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: The artist's previous work, ''{{Dramacon}}'', was a fluffy romantic comedy about finding love at an anime convention.
* DemonicPossession: Alex is the unwitting host of a spirit of destruction that tends to “borrow” control every so often to gloat about how she’s going to “be the power that shapes the world,” [[spoiler: or to curse a trio of young Hunters who were apparently threatening her host body.]]
* DisasterDominoes: The reason that entire plot happened at all is because [[spoiler:Roi's younger brother Eron also wants to be a Nereshai.]] Things go downhill from there.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While Sarah is playfully flirting with a vampire coworker, she reminds him that, “My face is up here.”
* DoppelgangerAttack: Jaq.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: One of Alex's childhood friends killed herself and left a note blaming Alex for it. Her mother cursed Alex afterward [[MamaBear in a fit of maternal rage.]]]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Theo, following the death of one of his students [[spoiler: who was also his son.]]
* FaceDoodling: Jaq to J, in the {{Omake}} section.
* FantasticRacism: Between Hunters and most of the denizens of the night. There’s an uneasy treaty between them which boils down to "Hunters may only attack you if you attack a human first," but that doesn’t always go so well (see VanHelsingHateCrimes).
** FantasticSlurs: “Nozzies” for vampires, “Buffies” for Hunters.
* GenderBlenderName: Alex (female), Cassidy (male).
* HomeschooledKids: Alex has been home schooled for a while now, though Sarah regularly tries to convince her to go to night school with the other kids to no avail. Ironically, Sarah gets her wish after she becomes RetGone.
* TheHunter: Plenty of them, usually found in teams of one mentor and several younger students.
* InformedAbility: [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Gray]] calls Daemon out on his MemeticBadass reputation, claiming that despite the rumors that he’s immune to bullets and can level an army single-handed, no one’s ever ''really'' seen him do anything of the sort. [[spoiler:Biiiiiiig mistake, Gray.]]
** Well, Gray was technically correct in calling out the rumor that Daemon could break bones just by looking at you. [[spoiler: He doesn't even have to look at you to do it.]]
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Jacqui Lavelle, the mermaid environmentalist. [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn Ms. Murrey is quick to show up with a robe for her.]]
* JerkassFacade: Alex. [[spoiler: It’s really hard to be friendly and sociable when anything or anyone she says that she likes or loves ''blows up,'' after all.]]
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: [[spoiler: the Sohrem, the sentient and mysterious power that has implanted itself into Alex, Marina, and Ronee, is this. It believes it is bringing justice to the world, punishing it for not helping those with bad lives. Case in point, all of the hosts it takes, both before its sealing AND after, were children who had suffered through terrible things, but remained unbroken]].
* LittleMissSnarker: Alex.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Ronee. She's the queen bee of the school and keeps her sister emotionally at arm's length, but she is genuinely concerned about the situation at hand and more than willing to work with Alex to try and fix it.
* {{Masquerade}}: Not everyone is especially worried about maintaining it, though--Nic sneaks his human girlfriend into the school to visit, and his friends let it go with a wink and a nudge.
* MaximumFunChamber: The Gray Room.
* MonsterMash: The main races at the school are Weirns, demons, and vampires, though there are others. See OurMonstersAreDifferent, below.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Madam Chen. She tunes out a lecture about threats to the {{Masquerade}} until she’s had her first coffee of the night, and even swipes the coffee maker from the teacher’s lounge for her own office.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: Oh boy, here we go…
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: The ones who are full members of society are humanoid with MonochromaticEyes and claws. [[BondCreatures Astrals]] are lesser demons.
** OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Their tails change into legs on dry land, though Nic playfully comments that he’s “never checked” to see if a third-year mermaid student has a tail in class.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: They don’t show up in photographs, which makes getting a school yearbook near impossible (until Sarah comes up with the idea of using drawn portraits instead). However, a vampire who’s been very recently turned still has a reflection, which means they can still regain their humanity if they’re taken to a healer quickly enough. Particularly old vampires face losing their minds and turning into “rippers”—mindless, withered husks with insatiable appetites.
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: They’re called “shifters,” have a tenuous alliance with Hunters, and their packs seem to translate into high finance corporations.
** WitchSpecies: Weirns each have an Astral partner, basically seen as an extension of their own self. They’re also very personal about them; asking to see or touch a stranger’s Astral is a huge faux pas.
* PerkyGoth: Nic’s girlfriend.
* PoisonedWeapons: The quickest way to kill a Hunter is to hit him or her with something tipped with "veres," a deadly poison made from the blood of Hunters who have killed humans.
* PromotionToParent: Sarah.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: In the spirit of ''{{Dramacon}}'', the cast gets a kick out of ditching the author to go party in the {{Omake}} sections. She’s less than amused.
-->"Hey, I just figured out what happens in the next volume. [[KillEmAll Everyone accidentally]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim gets run over by a truck."]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Madam Chen.
* ResetButton: For once, not played for laughs. [[spoiler:The Reave is a powerful RealityWarper spell that Chen, Roi and Daemon use to unmake many deaths and un-RetGone Sarah.]]
* RetGone: Sarah. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she wasn't the first to just disappear like that.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Astrals.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Alex, Ronee, and Eron still remember Sarah existed after her disappearance. [[spoiler: The same thing happens when Rochelle disappears, too.]]
** [[spoiler: After the Reave fixes everything, the only ones who remember what happened before are the ones who were present when the spell was cast.]]
* SadistTeacher: Ms. Murrey. She gets a gleeful sense of schadenfreude from punishing students who break the rules, but she’s usually more condescending and unhelpful than outright sadistic… [[spoiler: Unless you really tick her off and she hits you with a pop quiz version of her final exam--by dropping you from several hundred feet in the air and expecting you to find a way to avoid hitting the ground on your own.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: The Sohrem.
* ShoutOut: Hunters are nicknamed “[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffies]]” by vampires. Similarly, “Nozzies” comes from “Nosferatu.”
* SternTeacher: Daemon. When his students ask how they did in a fight, [[DisappointedInYou his blunt appraisal of their carelessness]] hits harder than nearly dying.
* TrueCompanions: Hunter teams usually become these.
* UrbanFantasy
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Despite the treaty, some Hunters are perfectly willing to attack vampires and the like just for existing. When a pair of Weirns tell each other, “Be safe from Hunters” the same way most humans would say, “Have a safe trip” when they part ways...
* ViewerGenderConfusion: In-universe with Ten’s [[{{Manhwa}} "Korean language homework."]]
-->'''Daemon:''' This is the warrior?
-->'''Ten:''' Yes.
-->'''Daemon:''' [[DudeLooksLikeALady ...Thought it was a girl.]]
-->'''Ten:''' No, the girl is the one with the boobs.
** In-universe, again, with Jaq, within his own TrueCompanions!
--> '''Teresa:''' Remind me never to get a brother.
--> '''Ten:''' Sister.
--> '''Teresa:''' Whatever. A Jaq. I'm never getting a Jaq.
* TheVoiceless: Astrals, making their pantomime communication all the more amusing.
* WaifProphet: Marina. Seers tend to go insane more often than not, and she has to regularly take special medication in order to stay lucid. It messes with her visions, however, and her TrueCompanions were ''not'' happy to find out that the werewolves she’d been working for hadn’t been reminding her to take it just so they could ensure a profit during a rough patch in the stock market.
* WhatEverHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to [[spoiler: Alex's curse]]?
* ZombieAdvocate: Again, Nic’s girlfriend, a “vampire rights activist" who goes so far as to defend a vampire who had just tried to make a meal out of her. "She can't help it! She's hungry!"