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Ichiko Sakura is a sixteen-year-old high school girl and the "princess" of Butsume High School: smart, strong, beautiful, wealthy, talented in just about any skill, and even blessed with a great rack. Naturally her abnormally good fortune is cause for concern among the gods: Ichiko is unknowingly absorbing the "happiness energy" of everyone and everything around her -- threatening to [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom accidentally break the world's karmic balance]]. They decide to dispatch Momiji, goddess of poverty and misfortune, to Ichiko's place in order to steal her power before it causes more havoc.

Unfortunately, Ichiko becomes quickly aware of Momiji's mission (the fact that she was openly threatening to suck her luck out with a giant hypodermic needle also helps), and not even Momiji's divine powers can save her from Ichiko's infectious luck, even as the world constantly finds ways to help Ichiko escape. Even so, Momiji won't stop until she accomplishes her mission, while Ichiko tries her darndest to send Momiji packing, and everybody else finds themselves thrown into either side of this epic battle between fortune and misfortune personified.

''Binbougami ga!'' ("You Poverty God!") is a comedy manga written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno for ''Jump Square'' (started publishing on June 2008, and released its last chapter on July 2013), with an AnimatedAdaptation by {{Sunrise}} (with direction by Yoichi Fujita, the same one behind ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', and musical score by Masashi Hamauzu of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII XIII]]'' fame) as part of the Summer2012Anime lineup. {{FUNimation}} is currently streaming episodes of the series on its [[http://www.funimation.com/binbogami-ga website]] and will release it in November 2013 under the name "Good Luck Girl".

Be sure to keep up with the Mangaka's other work starting in 2014, Manga/SouseiNoOnmyouji

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!!This work contains examples of:

* ACupAngst: Momiji is not too pleased about being flat-chested, made worse by the fact that her target is [[GagBoobs incredibly stacked]].
** Keita's eldest sister Rika is also this, and her complex only increases whenever her siblings mention Ichiko.
** Relative to her size as a giant, Yamabuki is this too. Momiji enjoys pointing this out to bug her.
** Nadeshiko as well.
* AbusiveParents: Though her father shows up later in the series and it's revealed that her parents really love her, not having any contact with Ichiko for ''sixteen years'' (as in since infancy) is definitely not an example of good parenting.
* TheAce: Ichiko.
* AdultFear: When Kota goes missing in one chapter, Keita (and eventually, Ichiko) searches frantically to find him.
** [[spoiler: When Keita goes missing on a picnic in Chapter 8, his siblings cry helplessly because they believe that he ran away like [[ParentalAbandonment their parents]]]].
** [[spoiler: The [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/binbougami_ga/c030/47.html cliffhanger]] in Chapter 30 is eerily similar to the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pet_Sematary_3194.jpg trope's image.]]]]
*** It's not helped by Chapter 31, where [[spoiler: it's revealed that Sorata hit his head hard in the accident and might not wake up again.]] Thus bringing up the fear of your child getting hurt because you took your eyes off of them for a second.
** Becoming a victim of your own success and losing the only things you truly treasure. Namely, your family. [[spoiler: Shortly after Ichiko was born, her parents, who up until then were just making ends meet, both got huge breaks in their lines of work. One success lead to another...and another...and another, till any chance of them being able to leave work, or even just go back to Japan, dried up. When Ichiko's father shows up later in the series, we learn that his deepest wish...was simply to tell his daughter how much she meant to him.]]
** [[spoiler: Ichiko allows Momiji to live in her closet at the end of chapter 51 as thanks and because Ichiko is scared that what almost [[DeaderThanDead happened]] to Botan could happen to Momiji]]
* AllMenArePerverts: Aside from exceptions like [[ObliviousToLove Keita]] and a few minor male characters, this trope is very much in effect.
* AmbiguousGender: Author's notes for Sekienmaru leave it vague as to which gender they belong. The name is masculine, the appearance is not. Rika treats Sekienmaru like a girl that wears boys clothes, despite their embarrassment about female clothing. So, somewhat more likely to be a guy than not.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: DoubleSubverted by Bobby, who has an American accent and poor grammar... although in his case it's really an affectation to get sympathy from native Japanese.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: ''Two'' from Momiji to Ichiko in Chapter 12 of the manga, when [[spoiler: Ranmaru is trapped under the wreckage of the old school building]]
--->'''Momiji:''' Hmm, this is surprising...Are you possibly...''afraid to be close to other people?''
--->'''Ichiko:''' Who ever said that, you misfortune god!!! Besides, the only person important to me is Suwano--
--->'''Momiji:''' ''But Suwano-san isn't here anymore, is he!?''
** More questions come for Ichiko in Chapter 13:
--->[[spoiler:'''Ranmaru:''' ''Why do you keep pushing people away? Did something happen in the past?'']]
--->[[spoiler:'''Ranmaru:''' Then why did you show me what happened...your past! ''Isn't it because you don't want to go through those feelings again?! Isn't it because you don't wanna be like that bitch Kurumi?!'']]
* ArtShift: The character designs frequently flip to that of another series, most commonly making normally cute girls look like the ultra masculine males of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
* BattleButler: Via flashbacks, it appears that Suwano used to be one, and also taught Ichiko his skills.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Momiji usually goes around like a hobo (justifiable with her position). When she finally cleans up however... [[http://www.mangareader.net/binbougami-ga/16/30 damn]].
* BigBallOfViolence: Momiji and Ichiko fighting turns into this in chapter 33 of the manga.
* BigBreastPride: Ichiko views her F-cup breasts as another benefit of her abnormally high luck. She even [[InsultBackfire views it an a compliment whenever people try to make fun of her large breasts]].
* BitingTheHandHumor: In Episode 5's "This Week's Nadeshiko-ga", in retaliation for her airtime count per episode dwindling to one scene last episode, Nadeshiko breaks out into a rant:
-->They [the animators] say, colleague to colleague, "Why is this girl here when she doesn't even appear in the manga?" Those pen-pushing plebs working on this show can all go to hell!
** Apparently the animators weren't pleased, so her skit on Episode 6 got cancelled due to... time constraints.
* BornLucky[=/=]LuckyBastard: Ichiko.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Repeatedly invoked throughout the manga, with various characters referring to Ichiko (directly or indirectly) as the main character.
* CallBack: In Episode 4, Momiji delegates to Momo'o the task of stealing Ichiko's fortune. Kumagai retorts by reminding her of her vow at the end of Episode 2 to [[ItsPersonal personally deal with Ichiko]].
* CerebusSyndrome: The final two episodes are ''dark'' for gag series.
* ChickMagnet: Keita, just by being himself, manages to snag the affections of three girls. Alas, he's ObliviousToLove.
** While Ranmaru is clearly in love with him, she ''herself'' has attracted quite a number of girls, including one minor character who hates Ichiko.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Nadeshiko's attempt to trap Ichiko involved dropping her down a hole and forcing her to eat a certain number of dishes before she can reach the surface. Ranmaru wasn't so lucky.
* ClusterBleepBomb: Chapter 6's title. ''"As Thanks She'll [XXX] You And [XXX] Your [XXX] As You Shiver In [XXX] You'll [XXX] Until Morning."''
* CombatPragmatist: Ichiko, both intentionally and unintentionally.
* CombatSadomasochist: When it involves a woman, Inugami can go into this, especially because it helps him transform.
** Works against him when he fights Ranmaru. He felt a little too much pleasure after being kicked ''off a highway'', preventing him from attacking until he felt pain again. Ranmaru, on the other hand, couldn't bring herself to hurt an adorable dog.
*** [[spoiler:He has a SuperMode when become a sadist.]]
* ComedicSociopathy: Courtesy of Ichiko and Momiji's squabbles.
* ConfusionFu: Momiji's fighting style.
* CulturalCrossReference: In episode three of the anime, Ichiko walks past a "Quick-E-Mart."
* CryCute: Ichiko, the haughty school princess, already broke down crying in the first chapter/episode alone fearing for her butler Suwano's life after he nearly succumbed to a heart attack, pleading for him [[PleaseDontLeaveMe not to leave her all alone]].
** She does so again when Ranmaru sincerely offers her friendship.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Misfortune gods by their very nature sound like something negative, but in truth they're supposed to show humans that even during hard times there can still be happiness to be found in human bonds. Without misfortune, there is no empathy. If you look at what Ichiko's life has been like you'll see that despite all her amazing luck and talent she had no family, no friends and no happiness. When does she start opening up to people? When a deity representing bad luck manifests to make things a pain for her. [[spoiler:The bond between Momiji and Ichiko makes Yamabuki start to consider making Momiji her replacement.]]
* DirtyOldMan: Suwano shows shades of this. When Ichiko orders him to drive out an unconscious Momiji (then in a nurse outfit) after a failed attempt to suck her luck out, he has quite an interesting comment...
-->'''Suwano:''' "Your friends sure have quite interesting hobbies."
-->'''Ichiko:''' "Don't get any ideas, you old creep!"
** He also drives Momiji to what looks like a makeout point before bothering to ask where she actually wants to go.
* DirtyOldMonk: Bobby.
* [[DoesNotLikeShoes Does Not Like Left Shoes]]: Part of Momiji's bum guise is wearing only one shoe, leaving her left foot bare, barring the times she wears disguises or takes the one shoe off to go completely barefoot. One wonders how uncomfortable she must be walking around with off-balance steps.
** Ranmaru herself is uncomfortable in anything but bare, wooden getas, and often kicks them off (or ''[[DynamicEntry shoots them off]]'') before kicking ass.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When Momiji gets melted cheese all over her face it's drawn to look like...a more adult substance.
* DontTryThisAtHome: In Episode 4, Bobby says this word for word (with a sign below) as he stares at Momiji giving Momo'o a drink of hot water straight out of a white-hot kettle.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Momiji tries to use this trope to her advantage in Chapter 6 by egging on a nerdy guy to protect Ichiko. It backfires, because the guy comes to fall in love with ''Momiji'', because she was always by his side cheering him on. [[spoiler:Or maybe not, since Ichiko shows that she ''is'' hurt by the fact that he fell in love with Momiji]]
* EasternZodiac: Ichiko's familiars.
* EnemyMine: Ichiko and Momiji form one against [[spoiler: Yamabuki]] in Chapters 27-28.
** LovelyAngels: From that point on.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Anti-Heroes Have Standards]]: Even if she occasionally takes drastic measures in extracting Ichiko's fortune, Momiji has a few lines she'd rather not cross, such as murder or letting someone die on her watch, because that would instantly jeopardize her presence in the human realm.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Ranmaru is ''extremely'' popular with girls, even when she makes no attempt to hide her gender. Akane, a minor returning character develops a major crush on her.
* EvilCounterpart: Arguably, Momiji has one in [[spoiler:Tanpopo]]. [[spoiler:Both try to fix the problem of Ichiko having extraordinary good luck and both are pretty different from the standard god of their alignment (the former a misfortune god, the latter a fortune god), but while [[TheSlacker Momiji is usually lazy]], tries to focus her plans of attack on Ichiko alone and [[EvenEvilHasStandards genuinely wishes not to harm innocent bystanders]], Tanpopo is very [[{{Determinator}} driven]], [[KickTheDog focuses primarily on attacking Ichiko's friends]] and has no compunctions of doing things such as [[MoralEventHorizon letting Sorata be hit by a motorbike or threatening to kill Ranmaru and Nadeshiko in horrible ways if Ichiko doesn't surrender to her]] if it means achieving her goal.]]
* ExactWords
** Ranmaru claims that if Ichiko beats her she'll leave the school immediately. She does. Then she transfers in again the next day and Ichiko has to lament not saying something like "You'll never appear before me again."
** Tsuwabuki gets some strength enhancing beads from Bobby by offering to introduce him to a college girl at work. She's fat, has bad skin and glasses and is obsessed with yaoi.
* {{Familiar}}: Ichiko has the ability with her somin shourai to [[AnthropomorphicPersonification transform her good luck into]] [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute representations of the]] EasternZodiac to aid her.
** Kumagai is eventually established to be Momiji's familiar while Safron serves that role for Yamabuki. In fact, every god seems to have one.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Ichiko's GagBoobs is the most obvious one.
** Momiji also has her share of the series's fanservice, like a ModestyTowel and [[CosplayOtakuGirl her various outfits]].
** That "priestess" outfit Ichiko wore in episode 2 is really just her running around in a skimpy P.E. uniform: a white T-shirt hugging her bust, a track jacket CoatCape, and to show a ton of leg, [[SensualSpandex Spandex]] [[WhoWearsShortShorts athletic tights]]. Just to toss in a little more service, she's also barefoot.
** Ranmaru. Her ''default'' outfit has a couple of it: {{Sarashi}} and BareYourMidriff.
** The boys get this almost as much as the girls. Especially Keita.
* FireForgedFriends: Ichiko pretty much has this with everyone in her life save Suwano.
* FourGirlEnsemble: Eventually, Ichiko, Momiji, Ranmaru and [[spoiler:Nadeshiko]]
* GagBoobs[=/=]{{Gainaxing}}: Ichiko sports large, bouncy breasts. [[BuxomIsBetter And she takes pride in them]], [[ACupAngst much to Momiji's annoyance]].
* GagSeries
* GutPunch[=/=]KickTheDog: What makes [[spoiler:Tanpopo]] so dangerous. She doesn't go after her targets, she goes after their loved ones. As a random couple and [[spoiler: Momiji]] find out the hard way.
** Ikari erasing [[spoiler:Tsuwabuki's]] memories of Ichiko follow by Shaga severing the bonds [[spoiler:Ichiko]] had with everyone.
* HamToHamCombat: Ichiko VS Momiji, Ichiko VS Ranmaru...Heck Ichiko VS ''Anybody.''
* HeroKiller: ''Natsume''. [[spoiler:She messily ends the lives of divine characters introduced through the series, including Momo, Konjiki-Hime, and Tanpopo.]]
* HideYourLesbians: It's implied that Tanpopo and Konjikihime may be in some sort of relationship, but it's not addressed or dwelt on much apart from some reference in the omakes.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Played for laughs. Apparently just to screw with Ichiko, Momiji really likes to play this up. It's hinted in a fourth wall breaking moment that this wasn't originally intended when Ichiko complains about people mistaking Binbogami Ga for a yuri manga. But now? Now Momiji amuses herself by acting like Ichiko's girlfriend.
* HopelessBossFight: Despite her gullibility and being prone to breakdowns when not being taken seriously,[[spoiler: when Yamabuki decides to extract Ichiko's luck herself, she quickly shows that she's more than a match for Ichiko and her luck. It takes an [[EnemyMine alliance/fusion from Momiji]] and [[AintTooProudToBeg pleading for mercy to stop Yamabuki from doing so.]]]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The episode names of the anime are taken from a line of dialogue in the episode.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Part of Ichiko's resentment towards Keita stems from the fact that, though materially poor, at least he has siblings who love him just as much as he loves them back, in stark contrast to her own life -- rich in belongings but poor in care.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Momiji by Tanpopo in chapter 34. [[note]]She gets better[[/note]] ]]
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When Ichiko interrupts the misfortune god ceremony, Momiji warns her not to say [[spoiler:that Chisha is a traitor]] since nobody will believe her right then. Instead, she appeals to what [[spoiler:Yamabuki would want if she hadn't been captured]], which is a pretty effective argument. [[spoiler:Chisha herself]] then screws it up for her side by [[spoiler:saying that Ayame is dead when so far as anyone there should know she's only missing like Yamabuki, indicating she knows the exact status of both.]] Only Ikari's side should know that.
* InnocentInnuendo: {{Inverted|Trope}} [[spoiler: Chapter 44 has Konjikihime hearing Bobby and Tanpopo from in a room and assumed it is a NotWhatItLooksLike moment. [[ThanksForTheMammary Only for it to be exactly what it sounded like]]. ]]
** Played straight, however, with [[spoiler:Ranmaru and Momo in chapter 54. They were telling their friends about the combination attack they accomplished during Ranmaru's mountain training, but the way they word it made it sound like they've been having sex]].
* InSeriesNickname: Ichiko is called "Chichiko" by jealous female classmates and Kota. This translates very nicely to "Tit-chiko" in English.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: [[{{Yandere}} Nadeshiko]] [[{{Ojou}} Adenokouji]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Non-romantic example. At the end of Chapter/Episode 1, Ichiko formally relieves Suwano of his duties after surviving myocardial infarction. While she made it sound like she's firing him for incompetence (barging in her bath because she screamed over Momiji's appearance, adding too much sugar on her birthday cake, and then falling ill), she then [[PetTheDog encourages him to move over to the countryside and marry again after four years as a widower]] (and also to help him regain some positive energy). Outside his room, Ichiko tries to tell herself through tears that she's always been used to solitude... [[MoodWhiplash and then Momiji moves in a week later]].
* TheJeeves: Kikunoshin Suwano, Ichiko's butler and ParentalSubstitute in lieu of her frequently-at-work parents.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: No matter how selfish, condescending and bitchy she is, deep down Ichiko genuinely cares for the few people she can call her friends, such as [[ParentalSubstitute Suwano]], [[ChickMagnet Keita]], [[FireForgedFriends Ranmaru]], and, to some extent, [[VitriolicBestBuds even Momiji]], going to such lengths as scavenging a landfill just to find a box full of Suwano's letters to her and searching for Keita after he got lost in the woods searching for her.
* KarmaHoudini: Ichiko's three jealous female classmates organized [[spoiler: her kidnapping and attempted *gang rape* and never suffer any punishment. Two of the guys are knocked out by Ranmaru but beyond that nothing happens to them either.]]
* KidsAreCruel: [[spoiler:Kurumi Minowa, Ichiko's grade-school friend, whose actions traumatized Ichiko so bad that Ichiko had to adopt a bitchy attitude as a defense mechanism, so that she wouldn't be hurt by betrayal again.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: Tanpopo and her posse effortlessly crush Momiji and Kumagai in Chapter 30, taking them out of action.]]
** [[spoiler: After Ikari shows up, things get really dark, really fast. And bloody.]]
* LampShadeHanging: Pretty much everywhere.
* LethalChef: Luck doesn't help Ichiko or Kanna with cooking, apparently.
* LightIsNotGood: Good fortune energy is not necessarily a good thing: If your luck is too good, you never learn good sense and just burn through your luck with foolish decision making. Further, without bad luck to balance it it's likely you'll never properly learn empathy, so you'll be all alone. Quite possibly when you need the help the most. So with an imbalance between fortune and misfortune, you're either completely broke with horrible luck or lonely, cruel and with poor sense.
* LivingToys: Many gods have these types of companions, the most important of whom is the very ugly, scar faced teddy bear Kumagai.
* LonelyRichKid: For all her arrogant attitude, Ichiko is also this, unsurprisingly. It also helps that [[WhenYouComingHomeDad her parents are more often at work than with her, with only Suwano as companion]].
** Nadeshiko also qualifies.
* {{Lolicon}}: Shinobu
* LoserLeavesTown: Ichiko after defeating Ranmaru forces her to leave school... only for her to come back the very next day.
* LoopholeAbuse: 'Bout stretchin yer arm in tennis. Of course you'd think that Momiji's stunt of using multiple copies of herself and multiple balls ''would'' be illegal.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Ichiko unleashes one of these on Momiji with her familiars in the anime opening.
** one of the item gods actually transforms into a VF-1 Valkyrie and unleashes a Macross...Nicknack...Massacre in Chapter 48 that consists of a rice cooker, a japanese tea-cup, a rubber fish, a shogi piece, a lucky cat statuette, an airhorn, a coffee mug, a matroshka doll, a piggy bank and a small sign.
* MarketBasedTitle: Even though it was simulcast under its Japanese name, its American release is retitled "Good Luck Girl" (which decribes Ichiko as opposed to Momiji).
* MeaningfulEcho: "When you're all mopey-faced, I can't function."
* NewTransferStudent: Momiji and Ranmaru, to Ichiko's Class 1-A. {{Lampshaded}} in Volume 3 -- when a classmate asks their advisor why so many transferees are getting placed with them, he responds that [[BreakingTheFourthWall a main character from a manga is in their classroom]].
* NonindicativeName: Fortune and misfortune aren't quite as simple as they appear. They do consist of good and bad luck respectively, but there's more to it than that. Without steady effort, you'll use up your fortune and it will ruin you. Unless you're a freak like Ichiko, the world won't hand itself to you on a platter no how amazing your luck or ability is. Too much fortune also leads to arrogance, greed, callous behavior and abandoning of virtue. Misfortune, on the other hand, brings people together, begets empathy and brings true happiness to those that don't fret over it. Neither is strictly good or bad and you need both to be a balanced individual, something pointed out from the very start. The super fortunate Ichiko is actually miserable beneath her arrogant exterior at the start of the story.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: After Ranmaru accidentally falls off a thirteenth-floor window and lands back-first on a car's roof, she still has the strength to get up and challenge Ichiko to a duel with no more than a little temporary blood on her face. Both Ichiko and Momiji are impressed as they invoke this trope.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Momiji brings hers up a few times. She even uses it as her excuse for why [[spoiler: Tanpopo was able to successfully bushwhack her.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}: Several characters especially Bobby, Momo'o and [[{{Tomboy}} Ranmaru]].
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Subverted. Konjikihime overhears the priest talking about two soft things that would seem like they'd be heavy to carry around all the time while in a room with Tanpopo. Konjikihime, after a moment of panic, assumes she must be about to run into this cliche with the priest actually holding her hand puppets. Nope, he's groping her.
* ObviouslyEvil: Kurumi. Her hateful facial expressions shouldn't have fooled anyone, [[spoiler:but somehow Yusuke, who both Kurumi and Ichiko had a crush on, didn't notice that when Kurumi badmouthed Ichiko in front of him, resulting in Yusuke's instant fallout with Ichiko]].
* ObviousStuntDouble: This is actually what [[{{Ninja}} Nadeshiko's]] "body doubles technique" is. A bunch of other people dressed in her outfit and a wig.
* OffscreenRealityWarp: After moving into [[BiggerOnTheInside Ichiko's closet]], a scene in the anime plays out with her opening and closing it multiple times showing Momiji and Kumagai [[{{Parody}} parodying]] other shows such as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and ''Manga/DragonBall''.
* {{Ojou}}: Nadeshiko Adenokouji.
** Momiji, Ichiko and Ranmaru all wear the outfit in an eyecatch for episode eight.
* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler:After Ichiko and Keita hook up, Ranmaru is immediately paired off with Momo'o and Nadeshiko with Shinobu.]]
* PantyShot: Averted. In chapter 34, [[BreakingTheFourthWall a passerby notes]] that the author has absolutely no intention of drawing anyone's underwear.
* ParentalAbandonment:
** Ichiko's parents are still around, though they spend more time on work than they do with her, leaving her butler Suwano to become her father-figure in their absence.
** Keita's parents ran off on him and his four younger siblings claiming to "search for Atlantis" with a huge debt to boot. This is the reason he takes on multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Ranmaru, especially after her father beat it into her to inherit his karate dojo.
* PeekABangs: Momiji
* PerpetualPoverty: The Tsuwabuki siblings. This is the reason Keita, the eldest, [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs takes on multiple jobs]].
* ThePigPen: Momiji. Justified, because [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext it's what keeps her alive]]]]
* PlayboyBunny: Momiji seems to like this outfit a lot, even if she has to shove random objects down her front for it to fit.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: Invoked by Momiji by making Ichiko and Keita be open about their feelings for each other while fighting together, and giving them items that can boost their strength using those affections.]]
* PowerTattoo: Momiji's right hand.
* PsychoLesbian: Suzuhiko.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: As of volume 13, there've been 3.
* RapidFireComedy: The anime takes the manga's joke to extreme levels. A pause and a rewind are usually needed in order to catch everything.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Zig-zagged with Adenokouji. Ranmaru may remember her but Ichiko and Momiji don't.
** LivingProp[=/=]AscendedExtra: In the anime.
* RichBitch: Ichiko, as well as Nadeshiko Adenokouji, another (maroon-haired) rich kid in her school.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Ayame, one of Momiji's comrades, becomes the first divine being to die at the hands of Ikari's lieutenant Natsume in Chapter 57, in an unexpectedly bloody way.]]
* SayMyName: Ichiko ''finally'' says Momiji's name [[spoiler:after she drops her off a bridge and into the garbage boat in the final episode.]]
* SequelHook: Lampshaded with a fake trailer at the end of the final episode. After that, there's a bit of text that says that Ichiko and Momiji's adventure is just beginning.
* SeriousBusiness: The tennis match and the cooking match in episode 9.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Momiji and Rindou. In the former's case though, it's inevitably revealed to ''not'' be a good thing.
* ShoutOut:
** Ichiko somehow dons a [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]]-like face to avoid being spotted by Ranmaru, after she made Ranmaru her scapegoat in order to escape the police [[note]]Who just caught with the shoplifter's merchandise in front of her.[[/note]] in the same chapter. Momiji and Keita quickly follow her example.
** Several characters don masks of ''Manga/OnePiece'' characters.
*** [[spoiler: Momiji's return in chapter 32]] is a re-enactment of how Coby met Luffy.
** In one chapter Ichiko became so paranoid of Momiji's abrupt niceness that she imagines herself in a critical scene from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
*** Appears in episode 12 of the anime as well.
** While Ichiko describes herself, an image of her dressed as [[Manga/MedakaBox Medaka Kurokami]] appears.
** As Momiji describes the balance between fortune and misfortune, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegetto and Vegeta]] pop up.
** In the dubbed version of episode 1, Momiji parrots [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Arthur Dent]]: "This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays." Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard even puts on an English accent.
** In episode 2, Momiji briefly turns into [[Manga/RosarioToVampire Moka]] -- though with Momiji's messy hair and GirlishPigtails.
** Momiji imitates Franchise/LupinIII at a couple of points in the anime. Ichiko calls her out on it the first time.
*** Another time she shoots her down wearing ninja garb and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Leaf Village forehead protector]].
** In Episode 4 Kumagai produces a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Spear of Longinus]]. From the same episode, Momo'o [[Anime/DragonBallZ goes Super Saiyan]] before transforming into a... chihuahua (during the same scene, Momiji and Bobby [[http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7986/ggbinbougamiga04a3b7f71.jpg are dressed as Master Roshi and Goku]]).
** From the same episode, we have Ichiko ripping the bathtub out of her bathroom floor in a manner very reminiscent of the infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owO8mKh6PuA&feature=player_detailpage#t=105s battleship scene]] from the End of Evangelion.
** Ichiko insults Ranmaru by calling her "{{Kinnikuman}}".
** In Episode 5, Momiji and Kumagai reenact the infamous [[Anime/DragonBallZ "OVER 9000" scene]]. Later in the episode, they can't find Ichiko due to Kumagai [[BrickJoke breaking the scouter.]]
*** Followed up on again in Episode 6, where Bobby winds up reenacting [[Anime/DragonBallZ Nappa's death]] scene.
*** Later in the same episode, Ichiko is show wearing the same outfit of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Josuke Higashikata]]
** Episode 8 is shoutout central:
*** [[DetectiveConan Conan Edogawa]] (cosplayed by Momiji) [[http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/2782/ggbinbougamiga0819cef87.jpg pops up]] for a couple of seconds.
*** Momiji and Kumagai cosplay as [[OnePiece Miss Groundhog Day and Mr. 4]].
*** "[[TengenToppaGurrenLagann CLENCH YOUR TEETH!]]" Though this is accompanied by an ArmorPiercingSlap instead of a punch.
** Episode 9/chapter 5: [[OnePiece Gum]]-[[RubberMan Gum]] Receive. Bonus points in the anime for Momiji instantly sporting Luffy's post-Timeskip look and scars.
**** In the English Dub, this is ActorAllusion since Momiji's voice actress, Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard, also does the voice of Luffy in the OnePiece dub.
*** Also note the music playing while Momiji is cooking. [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy Those Who Fight Further]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
** After the abrupt ending to the fight between Ichiko and Ranmaru, one students complains that the fight should have at least been long as the Yusuke/Yomi fight from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
*** In that very scene where that line was spoken, the aforementioned pair can be seen amongst the crowd.
** The beginning of episode 11 has Momiji distracted from her call with Yamabuki by a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game on her NintendoDS ("I caught a rare monster!").
*** The illustration card for this episode is titled ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Disappearance of Momiji Binboda]]''.
** After Momiji [[spoiler: switches personality due to her bath,]] Ichiko goes into a Manga/DeathNote ImagineSpot.
** The fake preview refers to the sequel of the anime as Binbougami-ga! [[Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness!]]
** The Chief Shinigami is named [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]].
** Ichiko gets delivery from a place called [[Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats Pizza Cats]].
** When Momiji introduces the changing ring, she does it as [[Anime/CutieHoney Honey Kisaragi and her alter ego]].
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* [[spoiler: SomethingElseAlsoRises:]] [[spoiler: When Tsuwabuki confesses to Ichiko, the cherry tree behind her bursts into full bloom, even though it's November.]]
* TheSpeechless: Kumagai.
* StalkerShrine: Nadeshiko has one for Keita.
* SuperWindowJump: It's become quite the [[RunningGag running gag]].
* TakeAThirdOption: The girls' solution to the [[spoiler:deification of Busumetsu City, which would otherwise kill any non-deity present when the city ascended to the world of the gods: turn ''everyone'' into gods.]]
* TemptingFate: The fake trailer at the end of the final episode outright states that it's probably jinxing itself by showing a trailer for a second season when a second season hasn't been announced.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Momo'o.
* TouchedByVorlons: [[spoiler:The source of Ichiko and Ikari's powers. Also invoked by Ichiko and Momiji once they realize Ikari's deification process of the whole Butsumetsu City cannot be reversed in with little time available, so they decide to make all the townspeople into deities instead to ensure the latter's survival.]]
* TricksterMentor: Momiji is something like this.
* UnknownRival: Kuroyuri is convinced that Momiji is her rival. Momiji knows but barely even pays attention to her.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: According to Momiji, Ichiko's perpetually good fortune is the result of unconsciously absorbing the positive energy of others, leaving them with nothing but negative energy. This hits Ichiko close to home when Suwano nearly succumbs to a heart attack after many years under her service (and unconscious energy vampirism).
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Chapter 9/Episode 6B focuses on Ichiko not being [[HairTriggerTemper her]] [[ItsAllAboutMe usual]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing self]] due to a HeroicBSOD after a stay with the Tsuwabukis created emotional conflict between her and Keita's sense of personal happiness. Momiji comments that it's not fun challenging Ichiko under such a state. Thus she, Bobby and Momo'o set out to return her to her usual self.
** Momiji also changes in Episode 12-13 of the anime, where she becomes cuter, nicer, and polite, due to being completely cleaned from a bath which strips a God of Misfortune of all her powers. This also extends to Kumagai, who becomes a standard teddy bear that is equally nice. [[spoiler:Then he accidentally gets thrown in the garbage truck, returns to normal, and convinces Momo'o to help him return Momiji back to normal as well!]]
* WeirdnessCensor: There are some reactions to the antics of Momiji and co., but mostly brushed off afterwards.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: It's not that Ichiko's parents don't love her, it's just that they're so busy, they haven't been able to come see her since she was a ''baby''. They barely even have time to attend her birthdays.
* WouldHitAGirl: Ichiko's male classmates/bodyguards will hit anyone harming her ''regardless of their gender'', as one of them tells it to Ranmaru.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Ichiko is prone to use submission moves on people when she gets physical.
** Momiji does a German suplex as a [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan wake up call]] to [[spoiler: Ichiko]].
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