http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/uraboku2_1164.jpg

''Betrayal Knows My Name'' is a {{Shoujo}} manga by Odagiri Hotaru, serialized in Monthly Asuka and distributed by Yen Press. Known as ''Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru'' (AKA [[PortmanteauSeriesNickname Uraboku]] in Japan. An Anime adaptation by JCStaff aired in 2010 and can be watched on Crunchyroll for free.

Abandoned at birth, Sakurai Yuki grew up in an orphanage where he led a relatively normal life for fifteen years, despite strange recurring dreams and a mysterious ability to sense others' emotions when touching them. However, he soon finds himself unable to control this ability as it grows stronger over time, and it ends up causing several problems with the people around him.

One day, the head of the Giou clan arrives at the orphanage and claims to be his older brother. Yuki suddenly finds himself the target of monstrous beings called Duras when he is saved by a hauntingly beautiful stranger named Zess. Swept into a battle between powers he doesn't understand, Yuki must learn the truth about his past and his destiny in order to survive.

----
!!This manga contains examples of:

* AllStarCast: Like woah. Check out the trivia section for more info.
* BackToBackBadasses: Hotsuma and Shuusei briefly in episode 13.
* {{Badass}}: Luka again. Sometimes he's also a BadassLongcoat depending on what he's wearing that day.
* TheBeautifulElite
* BigShutUp: In episode one, Uzuki does a big shut up to Yuki.
** [[spoiler:In episode five, a little girl remembers her mom screaming, "Shut up!" before hitting her.]]
** [[spoiler:Hotsuma does this to Yuki when the latter expresses concern for him.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: Basically [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys everyone is a bishonen in this series]], but most notable are Shuusei and Kuroto, who are outright stated to be such by other characters. Of course, Luka is a given.
* BishonenLine: Low level Duras are lumbering CG beasts, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mid-villains]] are humanoid, while Opast, the highest level of the Duras, are inhumanly beautiful.
* BloodsplatteredInnocents: In episode 4, Yuki gets some of Zess's blood on his face after Zess is stabbed by Uzuki, [[spoiler: who is being controlled by a Duras]].
* BreakingSpeech:
** Ashley gives one [[spoiler:to Hotsuma in episode 12. He falls for it, giving her an opportunity to knock him out.]]
** [[spoiler:the BigBad Reiga, and Yuki's best friend Kanata, gives a few of these to Yuki and his friends in episode 13.]]
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: Kanata is Yuki's childhood friend who grew up with him in the orphanage. Yuki considers him to be like an older brother figure and looks up to him. However, as it turns out, Kanata is actually the BigBad Reiga who tried to kill Yuki's friends numerous times.]]
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: As stated above.
* CatapultNightmare: Kuroto, episode 19.
* CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve: Yuki does this to Zess in episode 3.
* TheClan: The Giou Family.
* ClothingDamage: Shuusei gets a good deal of the front of his shirt ripped up [[spoiler:as a result of being subjected to torture by Ashley.]] And while fighting, Ashley leaves a few tears in Hotsuma's clothing with her metal claw-like weapon.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Ashley does this to [[spoiler: Shuusei in episode 10, via sticking long thin needles into a Shusei voodoo doll, making Shusei bleed and scream in agony]].
* CompressedAdaptation: Several important scenes were reduced with some important dialogues eliminated.
** The discussion between Hotsuma and Shuusei in episode 14 was shortened. [[spoiler: In the manga, they really explain to each other how they feel about the incident that produced Shuusei's scars, but]] in the anime they talk about the issue for about 20 seconds.
** Shiori is the girl who is in love with Hotsuma at school. In the manga she has a big important part in the plot for more than one chapter. She barely appeared in the anime.
* ConspicuousCG: The animal version of the Duras, mostly, as well as the rose petals.
* CreepyDoll: In Episode 9, [[spoiler:Ashley always seems to be carrying one around with her and uses them to attack people.]]
* CustomUniform: The General Classes Duras and Reiga.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DramaticShattering: [[spoiler:Reiga]] does this deliberately with a wine glass in episode 7.
* DysfunctionJunction: Just about everyone has some sort of DarkAndTroubledPast, or major personal issues stemming from their DarkAndTroubledPast.
* EvilTastesGood: Elegy keep licking her lips while talking to Luka during a fight.
* FangsAreEvil: Ashley, Elegy and Cadenza.
* {{Fainting}}: Yuki faints in episode 11 [[spoiler:due to exhausting himself from healing Tsukumo.]]
* FuroScene: With males only and lots of {{Fanservice}}, in episode 8.
** After episode 15, Takashiro, who was always dressed in discreet dark suits, spent most of his time dressed in a light yukata or naked in his big pool.
* GetOut: In episode 6, Yuki screams this [[spoiler:while giving a CooldownHug to a girl possessed by a demon.]]
* TheGlomp: Touko is fond of doing this to Yuki.
** [[spoiler:And [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously]], Tachibana tries to do this to Yuki upon meeting him. However, Luka pulls Yuki out of the way before Tachibana can hug him.]]
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Inverted - Tsukumo does the shooting, and Touko has the {{BFS}}.
* HellishPupils: Luka, Elegy and Cadenza. It seems to be an Opast feature.
** [[spoiler: Luze, Luka's younger twin brother]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Every Zweilt Guardian and their partner. Although the heterosexual part is [[HoYay debatable.]]
* InactionSequence: Oh, so many. Everybody in this show [[CharacterFilibuster just talks too much]].
* ILoveTheDead: Ashley plays with this trope in episode 10 [[spoiler:when she puts Shuusei in a permanent sleep and whispers in his ear, "I knew you'd make a beautiful corpse. You're part of my collection now. You'll never wake up again...," while caressing his face and chest.]]
* IncestSubtext: Touko and Tsukumo are rather... ''close''. One moment that stands out is when the two of them switch neckties (which [[ShinshiDoumeiCross at least one other work]] has this being a sign of dating), and Tsukumo holds Touko's tie to his lips. Also, the female members of Tsukumo's fanclub view Touko as a rival, ''despite knowing they are siblings''. Make of that what you will.
** Taken UpToEleven in chapter 36 where they are shown sleeping in the same bed together... with Tsukumo's arms around Touko... and with Touko in ''very'' skimpy clothing.
** Not to mention Tsukumo's disappointment in not having been married to Touko in any of their past lives. Add that to [[spoiler: Shuusei asking why Touko and Tsukumo were always siblings after they were discussing the possibility of a marriage between the two of them (Shuusei and Touko) and the sad look on Touko's face. Yeah, even the others know something's going on between the siblings. Or should be.]]
* LittleNo: Yuki gives one upon finding out [[spoiler:that his best friend Kanata is actually the BigBad Reiga.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Takashiro Giou, Kanata Wakamiya, and Isuzu Fujiwara. Also [[spoiler: Luze, Luka's younger twin brother]].
* LuckyTranslation: The Japanese word for "betrayal" is "uragiri" (literally, "a cut in the back"), making "backstab" the perfect equivalent.
* MarkOfShame: "Brand Zess".
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: In episode 4, [[spoiler: Zess's response to getting stabbed in the chest with a BFS and bleeding all over the ground is to smile softly at Yuki and say, "I'm fine." ]]
* MindControlEyes: In episode 5, [[spoiler:a little girl gets these when possessed by a demon.]]
* Motif: The entire series has a thing for roses and crosses.
* PinkySwear: Tsukumo and Touko do this in episode 10.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Uzuki]] to Yuki in episode 2. [[spoiler:"You're a nuisance. I hate your goody two-shoes, know-it-all act. I'm not your friend. I felt bad for you, so I thought I'd try being nice, but you misunderstood. No one needs you."]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: Played with, somewhat. Yuki's past self was actually female. He also does not have any memory of his past life unlike the others, apart from snippets viewed in dreams.
** Doubles as [[spoiler:ReincarnationRomance, since Luka and female Yuki were lovers. Luka also stated that it's the same soul and his feelings haven't changed, so you may guess [[HoYay what that means for them now]].]]
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: They have a SpellBook called the Key of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon Solomon]] and the TomeOfEldritchLore called the Key of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raziel Raziel]]. [[SummonMagic Summoned creatures]] have names like [[NorseMythology Fenrir and Nidhogg]] and Luka's {{familiar}} is named [[Literature/TheBible Sodom]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Kanata is Reiga]]. [[TheUntwist Or not]].
* SayMyName: Hotsuma does this when [[spoiler:[[HoYay Shu]][[HeterosexualLifePartners usei]] is discovered to be missing. Complete with some GrayRainOfDepression.]]
** Takashiro does this with [[spoiler: Yomi's dead body on his arms]] in episode 17.
** Practically everyone in the Giou household/stronghold does this with Yuki's name, with varying levels of intensity, but Luka especially. Yuki himself is prone to calling Luka, Kanata, and Sodom.
* TheScream: Shuusei does this in episode 10 as [[spoiler:Ashley tortures him via a voodoo doll.]]
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Everybody remembers their past lives except for Yuki, [[spoiler: who, apparently, chose to forget everything due something that happened. This makes him [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to Luka's real feelings]]. Poor Luka, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he suffers in silence]], because it was Yuki's choice.]]
* SleepCute: In episode 5, [[spoiler:Yuki wakes up to find Luka sleeping on his shoulder.]]
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Takashiro]] does this in episode 13,[[spoiler: taking some ice spears that Reiga had thrown at Yuki.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Luka.
** Kanata [[spoiler: (Reiga)]] counts, too. So does [[spoiler: Luze, Luka's younger twin brother]].
* TearsOfFear: Yuki, during episode 13, [[spoiler: when his best friend Kanata reveals himself as BigBad Reiga and Takashiro sacrifices himself when Reiga tries to kill Yuki with ice spears]].
* TechnicolorEyes: Luka and Elegy have silver eyes, Cadenza has red/amber eyes. [[spoiler: Luze, Luka's younger twin brother, has purple eyes]].
* TheThingThatGoesDoink: Giou's second mansion have one (in the middle of a HUGE bamboo forest that works as their "private garden").
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Ashley yells this in episode 12 [[spoiler:because Hotsuma ruined her clothes during their fight.]]
* TroubledFetalPosition: Yuki does this in episode 2 [[spoiler: while in the rain after being told rather harshly by the guy he thought was his friend that no one needs him.]]
** Uzuki does this in episode 4 [[spoiler: while depressed and wondering why someone like him is still alive.]]
** Hotsuma in episode 10 [[spoiler: when Shusei goes missing.]]
* UnfortunateNames: Sodom is an... interesting name for a character in a series full of HoYay. You know, biblical references and all.
** Hotsuma's sword being named "Master Stroke" may also result in inappropriate giggling.
----