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[[caption-width:270:Magic and killer teddy bears, nice mix!]]

''Men aren't people who spend all of their time thinking of themselves, ya know.''

Thirteen-year-old Closer Shunpei, commonly called Shun, is not exactly what you'd call a prodigy. In fact, he is a klutz, and a coward to boot. He is fully aware of this, but doesn't really have the motivation to do anything about it. That is, until a living monkey doll attempts to kill him, saying that if he is killed, any magician who kills him will be granted immense magical power, because as it turns out, he is the grandson of one of the most powerful mages in the world. However, even though Shun is now the target of nearly all the magicians world-wide, he is not alone; his teddy bear, Hyde, comes to life in order to man Shun up for the challenge ahead, and to top it off, Hyde's magic weapon is [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw stuffed inside of him called Texas Chainsaw]].

Full title: ''Magical Ban Removal!! Hyde and Closer''. Has been picked up by Viz Media and now available for purchase in the west.
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This show contains examples of:
* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his magically-animated chainsaw-wielding teddy bear!
** You mean his magically-animated ''chain-smoking'' chainsaw-wielding teddy bear!
** With a NiceHat!
** And who drinks honey. With an ice cube. As if it was bourbon. Top that.
** A Boy and his manly teddy bear, that teaches the previously mentioned boy the values of a true man, acts like a dapper gangster and basically, if he was a baby instead of a bear, this series would be [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Reborn]]. Said teddy bear also is/does everything stated above. Jenga.
* ApologizesALot: Pacqwa
* TheAtoner: Kazan
* {{Badass}}: Hyde fills the series' badass quota most of the time, but Closer has his moments as well.
* BadassAdorable: Hyde, for the love of God, '''Hyde'''.
* BigBad: The Watchman
* BigDamnHeroes: [[http://www.mangarush.com/manga/magic-ban-removal-hyde-and-closer/1/p-33 How Hyde shows us he isn't just a stuffed teddy-bear.]]
** [[http://www.mangarush.com/manga/hyde-and-closer/44/p-10 They don't get much more BDH than this.]]
* CatchAndReturn: Closer obtains an artifact that allows him to [[spoiler: capture the force of an enemy's attacks, store it, then return it, right back into his enemy's face. It's power is limited, though, to the battery life of the artifact, which is a cell phone. However, while it has battery power, it can contain an enormous amount of force, even up to containing the force of a thrown house and sending the power right back into the face of the doll that threw it. During the battle with Watchman's first servant, the battery ran out of power, so we can only hope that Closer can get a recharge.]]
* ChainsawGood: Hyde, without a shred of doubt.
* CatchPhrase: "I guess this lesson was too heavy for you; smell you later!"
** Lampshaded in one chapter when Closer asks if ''he'' [[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat can say it this time]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Closer, as part of his CowardlyLion status.
* CowardlyLion: Closer, Closer, Closer. Runs away when he can, but willingly faces fear and pain if it means he can save his friends. Hyde tries to [[TookALevelInBadass knock his cowardly tendencies out of him]].
* CreepyDoll: All over the place.
* [[spoiler: EasilyForgiven: Both Lonoa and Asmodai, though it is downplayed since while Ana decides to not to take revenge, she still can't forgive him. That begin said, they suffer no LaserGuidedKarma after their defeats like most of the villains so far.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Closer manages to gain a few allies as a result of sparing their dolls rather then destroying them.
* DemBones: Shakka-Shakka Mekki the Mambo Skeleton.
* [[spoiler: DistantFinale / WhereAreTheyNow]]
* FightingSeries
* FreudianExcuse: Lonoa [[spoiler: who claims she was taken into an evil cult and infused repeatedly with curse magic . Stating that she's an evil tool and there no other reason to her life then that. Hyde rebuffs her stating that she can lead a normal life but just refuses not to.]]
* FunnyAfro: Ana's is part of her backstory.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: The Resentment Egg]]. Oddly enough, this is probably the first time this trope can be applied [[spoiler: to an inanimate object]].
* {{Heroic BSOD}}: Closer suffers this after [[spoiler: Hyde is cut in half from their first fight with The Watchman]].
* {{Heroic RROD}}: Tomiko manages to gain a more human-like form that increases her attack power at the cost of Shindou's lifeforce, turning him into an old man; [[{{Bishonen}} luckily for him]], the effects are reversed when she changes back.
** Hyde counts, too. [[spoiler:His magic is a battery-style type, meaning he runs on a limited amount of magic which will eventually burn out. The harder Hyde fights, the more magic he uses, and the closer he gets to becoming inert]].
** Fixed with Hyde, now that [[spoiler: Closer is using his own magic to power Hyde instead.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Whenever a curse doll's core (which is the only thing keeping them moving) gets destroyed, the curse rebounds on the human that was controlling it and causes them bad luck, or even raw physical injury.
** [[spoiler: How the heroes manage to beat Leona as her curse, House of Wax, allows her to touch and turn anything into wax including herself. Shindou turns this advantage against her by pouring alcohol and caustic soda on her, the chemical reaction with her wax turning her to soap.]]
* HyperspaceArsenal: The only explanation as to how Hyde can fit a big honking chainsaw in that small body of his.
* ILied: [[spoiler:The whole reason magicians are after Closer in the first place is because The Watchman lied to the entire wizarding world, saying that killing Closer would grant them the power of the Shunpei clan. In truth, Watchman was just using Closer as bait to lure out his grandfather.]]
* IncendiaryExponent: The climax of Hyde's fight with Tomiko.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Hyde's weapon is called the Texas Chainsaw. I wonder what movie [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre THAT]] name was inspired from...
* InMediasRes: The second half of the series actully begins with Closer and his bunch finding the Resentment egg and initiating the final battle. The story then stops just as thing are about to get crazy and [[HowWeGotHere flashes back to what happened between the end of the first half up to that current point.]]
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Ana speaks in the Osakan dialect, expressed as a southern accent, even though she's from Mexico.
* KillerRabbit: Hyde and a number of the dolls he and Closer face.
* KnightOfCerebus: Setyabudi, a psychotic doll that intended to mutliltate Uryu
* NiceHat: Look at the page picture and take a guess.
* NoFourthWall: Chapterr 49 has The Watchman himself address the reader regarding the existence of true evil. [[spoiler: He then goes to narrate the story of a boy who was so vindictive that even [[EnfantTerrible as a fetus he used his magic powers to curse and kill five people...inluding his own mother who at the time was pregnant with him.]]]] After that he tells us the story of a little girl [[spoiler: who had been raised by a cult and was so warped by her experiences there that [[{{CreepyChild}}her only joy in life now is to watch living things decay and die.]]]] The Watchman then concludes by asking the reader if this people do not deserve the moniker of "true evil", and then revealing that [[spoiler: "Even as we speak, they are working by my side, ACTING AS AGENTS TO FURTHER MY GRAND DESIGNS!!"]]
* PapaWolf: Don't mess with Shunpei or Hyde's gonna cut you, Texas Chainsaw style.
* PrehensileHair: Tomiko, Shindou's doll, has this as her usual attack.
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl: The Watchman turns out to be the reincarnated spirit of the girl who put the resentment into the egg.]]
* [[spoiler: SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Oddly enough The Watchman, while outwardly she wants to destroy the world. Deep down she's trying to stop the Resentment egg from hatching as she never intended to to place a curse on it and bring turmoil in the first place.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: The Egg containing "Resentment" which is what Watchman is after [[spoiler: and wishes to break in order to destroy humanity]].
* ShoutOut: Texas Chainsaw, huh? Gee, [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre I can only wonder where that came from]].
** Desmond was surprisingly looks similar with [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Marvin The Martian.]]
* SlasherSmile: From Hyde, it's generally a clear sign that you'd better start running.
* [[spoiler: TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: How the Watchman is defeated as Closer manages to calm her spirit and purge her of malicious intent.]]
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler: For a moment, it looks like the series is going to end without Resentment being unleashed and without ever having to fight the Watchman, but then suddenly, Resentment cracks open and a monster starts climbing out, the Watchman grins, saying that it's time, and then you get a To Be Continued.]] OhCrap.
* YouShallNotPass: One of Closer's powers is to create a barrier around himself and others to avoid attacks. It doesn't always work, though.
** It's also able to use it to contain enemies, in order to prevent them from attacking.
* YouSuck: This is the case with Shun early in the manga.
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