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[[caption-width-right:280:Meirin Kanzaki [[SecretIdentityIdentity AKA]] Dr. Rin]]
->''Haoyung Laila, please grant this maiden's wish.''

''Ask Dr. Rin!'' (''Dr. Rin ni Kiite Mite!'') is a cutesy anime and manga that tries to combine aspects of two of the most popular shoujo series of all time, ''FushigiYuugi'' and ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' together with your typical middle school romance comedy. The plot at first follows the everyday life of Meirin Kanzaki, a 13-year-old girl with the power to predict the future using feng shui magic. In order to test her powers, she creates a Web site under the pseudonym of Dr. Rin. On that page she tries to provide fortunes to whoever happens to wander by. By the time the anime has started, the Web site has become wildly popular (so much so that it threatens to drive her father - a feng shui diviner by trade - out of business). However, the one boy who wishes that she would shut up every so often about fortunetelling, Asuka Yuuki, is Meirin's romantic obsession. The show switches constantly between being a romantic comedy and a magical girl adventure.
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!!This series contains examples of:

* AllLoveIsUnrequited - Meirin follows Asuka around like a lost puppy while Tokiwa chases after her, Shinagawa makes a pass at Yue only to get dissed every episode, Shuuko can never seem to get the attention of any boy she crushes on for that episode... I think the only couple that's actually together is Meirin's parents.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle - Dr. Rin's Feng-Shui corner
* BecauseDestinySaysSo - After this anime, you will never want to hear the term "fated lover" again.
* {{Bishonen}} - Tokiwa, Eddy, and [[spoiler:Banri]]
* BigEater - Meirin's mother.
* BumblingDad - Meirin's father.
* ButtMonkey - Shinagawa and Ooimachi. Heck, Ooimachi seems to exist purely in order to do the pratfalls that even Shinagawa has too much dignity for.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull - "O Shenlong, who governs my power of Feng Shui, Haoyung Laila, please grant this maiden's wish."
* CherryBlossoms - "Shinagawa, the Man's Love In Full Bloom," lampshade hung multiple times.
* ChickMagnet - Tokiwa
* CollapsingLair
* CoolBigSis - Yue serves this role, but is the same age as Meirin.
* CoolOldGuy - Meirin's grandfather
* CunningLikeAFox - Nanao
* CuteMute - [[spoiler:Banri]], before Meirin institutes EpiphanyTherapy on him.
* ElegantGothicLolita - Banri [[spoiler:as a girl]].
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys - Tenshin
* FaceHeelTurn - [[spoiler:Asuka]]
* {{Fangirl}} - Shuuko
* FictionalCounterpart - The Ayu Hanasaki concert that Asuka took Meirin to bears a resemblance to a certain [[JapanesePopMusic Ayumi Hamasaki]], doesn't it?
* TheFourGods
* FortuneTeller - Many of the characters do this. Meirin uses feng shui, Tokiwa uses {{Onmyodo}}, Banri uses tarot cards, and Eddy uses astrology. Meirin's father also uses feng shui, but he's [[PhonyPsychic not so good at his job]].
* GrandTheftMe - [[spoiler:Banri]]
* HandsomeLech - Tokiwa both during and after being possessed, apparently - during, he's a borderline rapist, and after, he's very ditzy and narcissistic
* HeelFaceTurn - Each of the four guys does this, [[spoiler:but Asuka takes the cake for doing a full 180]].
* HeroSecretService - [[spoiler:Asuka, Tokiwa, Banri, and Eddy are the reincarnations of (respectively) Seiryuu, Byakko, Genbu, and Suzaku, and are sent to protect Meirin, the reincarnation of their master, Haoyung Laila]].
* HeroicFireRescue: When Tokiwa was still in his Yandere phase, one of his attempts to woo Meirin involved using his shikigami to set her school on fire while she was trapped in one of the rooms. His plan was to invoke this trope, even though he set the building on fire in the first place. Naturally, Asuka managed to show up and rescue her first.
* HitMeDammit - "Well then, please hit me until you are satisfied!"
* InterspeciesRomance - Cynthia has a one-sided crush on Asuka.
* {{Joshikousei}}
* KansaiRegionalAccent - Takoyaki and Eddy.
* LivingToys - Cynthia
* LoveFreak - Meirin
* LoveMakesYouEvil - Subverted-ish? Tokiwa is evil in the beginning, and even after his HeelFaceTurn, it's still pretty apparent he likes her. It's just that the connection between the two is feigned.
* LoveMartyr - Meirin's brother tosses Azusa's gifts each time and tells her that he's not interested in that.[[spoiler: Consequently, he is only using her in order to try and obtain Meirin's powers, and freely admits it (much to Azusa's distress.) After Azusa interferes quite a bit in his plans, he goes so far as to try and kill her.]]
* LuckyCharmsTitle - No, people who write the title aren't just very emotive. The exclamation mark in "Ask Dr. Rin!" is part of the official title.
* MacGuffin - The hakke crystal
* MadLove - Subverted, Meirin and Asuka
* MagicalGirl - Meirin, of course
* MegatonPunch - Meirin's mother is evidently quite capable of this.
* {{Miko}} - Oddly enough, Tokiwa seems to be a male version of this trope because his family is in charge of the Nikumo Shrine.
* MurderTheHypotenuse - Tokiwa tries this over and over for four episodes straight.
* NaiveEverygirl - Meirin to a limited extent. Shuuko, much more strongly.
* NewTransferStudent
* NotBloodSiblings - Meirin's [[spoiler:brother, Kyoumi, actually tricked her and her family into thinking he was their oldest by altering all their memories.]]
* {{Odango Hair}} - Being a Sailor Moon look-alike, Meirin.
* {{Onmyodo}} - Tokiwa.
* OpenMindedParent - Meirin's parents have actually been found peeping when she and Asuka are alone
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent - Well, middle school, anyway. Asuka.
* PinkIsForSissies - In "Victory Is Pink Pink Pink!" Meirin finds that the soccer team's lucky item for a big game is pink underwear. Asuka does not take to this revelation well.
* PinocchioSyndrome - The reason (along with [[spoiler:DemonicPosession]]) for Banri's [[spoiler:GrandTheftMe]].
* PluckyComicRelief - Shinagawa
* PollyWantsAMicrophone - Takoyaki
* ThePowerOfLove - Since Kyoumi[[spoiler:fell in love with Meirin, he developed a soft side, which she and Azusa are able to convert him back to.]] Also, during the final episode,[[spoiler: Meirin and Asuka's kiss reverses the effects of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].
* TheRival - Tokiwa officially assigns himself this role against Asuka.
* {{Reincarnation}}
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship - Yue pokes fun at this with Meirin.
* SaveTheVillain - Meirin takes a critical hit from[[spoiler: The King of Darkness, AKA Kyoumi, in order to save Azusa? who he's trying to kill yet again. Of course this causes a HeelFaceTurn on Azusa's part.]]
* SerialRomeo / InLoveWithLove - Shuuko
* ShrinesAndTemples
* StalkerWithACrush - Tokiwa while he's possessed
* SuperDeformed
* {{Talking Animal}}s - Three out of four. Nanao, Cynthia, and Takoyaki can all talk. Tenshin can communicate, but only squawks.
* TarotMotifs - Banri uses tarot cards
* TeamSpirit - Big {{Aesop}} during an episode about the soccer team.
* ThoseTwoGuys - Well, girls. Yue and Shuuko. Later on, Shinagawa begins to form a ThoseTwoGuys dynamic with Ooimachi.
* TigerVersusDragon - Two of the people who are supposed to be Meirin's guardians, [[spoiler:Tokiwa]] and [[spoiler:Asuka]], are reincarnations of [[TheFourGods Byakko the Tiger and Seiryuu the Dragon]] respectively. They are the [[spoiler:two big competitors for Meirin's affections]].
* TransformationSequence
* UnnecessaryRoughness - The opposing team in the "Pink Pink Pink" episode.
* UnwantedHarem
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend - Meirin and Asuka.
* WaifFu - Meirin's mom is [[InformedAbility stated to have previously been a pro-wrestler]], with accompanying pictures that show her laying the smackdown on a man at least twice her size.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears - Eddy.
* {{Yandere}}: Again, Tokiwa while he's possessed.
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