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[[caption-width-right:200: A {{Ninja}} and his master.]]
In modern day Japan, a young ninja [[{{CharacterTitle}} Kagetora]] is a young ninja with a "duty". His current master offers a new duty, something he is not familiar with at all. Instead, of the usual bodyguard duty, he is the martial arts instructor of his master's daughter, Yuki. Being both her protector and instructor, Kagetora trains the "Hime" Yuki. Unfortunately, for Kagetora [[{{CuteClumsyGirl}} Yuki]] is not only [[{{Moe}} cute]] but also very inept at martial arts. Nevertheless [[HighlyVisibleNinja Kagetora]] decides to [[MarriedToTheJob complete his duty]], [[IgnoreTheFanservice despite her distractions]]. Very early on in the series, Kagetora falls in love with Yuki. Of course, this is a problem.

!!!''Kagetora'' provides examples of:
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: Akino often beats or attempts to heavily injure Kagetora multiple times. Kagetora simply runs or away or uses a {{Ninja Log}} to escape from her.
* AccidentalPervert: [[HilarityEnsues Kagetora, in the very first volume stumbles upon both Yuki and Akino in a bath...]]
* ActionGirl: Oh, god...you've got [[{{Ninja}} Sakuya]], [[BrattyHalfPint Natsume]], [[{{Tsundere}} Akino]], and eventually [[spoiler: Yuki]].
* AdaptationDyeJob: [[WordofGod The author]] can't seem to decide what color Yuki's hair should be on covers.
* AffectionateNickname: Sakuya calls Kagetora "Tora".
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Yuki pat Kagetora's head once.
* AloofOlderBrother: Kagetora's older brother, Shiroumaru, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter is more skilled than Kagetora at everything.]]
* AmusementPark: Quite a few chapters take place here.
* ArtEvolution
* {{Badass}}: Kagetora can only be bested by his brother usually.
** BadassAdorable: Yuki, Sakuya, and even [[NonHumanSideKick Kosuke]].
* {{Baka}}: Akino calls Kagetora ''Bakatora''.
* BattleHarem: Most of the girls in Kagetora's harem are basically [[ActionGirl action girls]].
* BeachEpisode: In the first volume.
* BigBrotherWorship: [[spoiler: Natsume secretly thinks of Kagetora as an older brother, whom she respects]].
* {{Bishounen}}: Kagetora's older brother Taka, as the other characters put it, he "takes after his mother".
* BlatantLies: [[BadLiar Kagetora]] is not very skilled at hiding his feelings...
* BeautifulDreamer: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v02/c007/29.html Yuki]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Taka is revealed to have wished for a decisive kill on {{Tanabata}}.
*** He also seems to have punished Kagetora so much it gives him shivers.
*** There's also [[ActionGirl Sakuya]], a pleasant girl that happens to have a huge BerserkButton when it comes to other girls with Kagetora.
* BlackComedyRape: Quite possibly. [[StalkerWithACrush Satsuki]] is always [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything using blow darts to try and knock Kagetora unconscious]]....
* [[spoiler: {{Bodyguard Crush}}]]
* BoundAndGagged: [[CuteClumsyGirl Yuki ends up binding herself]].
* BrattyHalfPint: Natsume, a girl who always challenges Kagetora to fights and loves playing pranks.
* BrutalHonesty: When Yuki gets angry with Kagetora she's [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend pretty blunt about their relationship]].
* BuxomIsBetter: Yuki seems to be jealous of Sakuya's....assets.
* CallingYourAttacks: '''Hurai style'''! + '''Attack name'''.
*** Parodied when Kosuke actually does this.
*** '''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hurai Style: Monkey Punch]]'''!
* CantActPervertedTowardaLoveInterest: Kagetora resists acting on most of his thoughts about Yuki and usually makes them go away.
** Or [[NonHumanSidekick Kosuke]] [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slaps]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny them away]].
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: Yuki can get drunk from the smallest amounts of alcohol. Kagetora on the other hand, averts this.
* CensorSuds / Sensor Steam: The whole manga would end up being {{Seinen}} or {{Hentai}} without it, considering all the bathing scenes.
* CharacterFocus: Akino gets a few and the same goes for Sakuya.
* ChildhoodFriends: Kagetora and Yuki are this since they grew up in the same village.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Kagetora to Sakuya.
* [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Chapter]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Most of Kagetora's harem tend to get ''very'' jealous. Even [[spoiler: Yuki]] eventually becomes this, she even becomes a [[BrutalHonesty verbal]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend type B]] {{Tsundere}} because of this.
* ClothingDamage: Happens when Sakuya's wind ninjutsu only cuts up bathing suit tops...
* CluelessChickMagnet: '''Kagetora'''. Most of the time if a girl isn't flat out forward and confesses to him, he doesn't know her feelings. Possibly justified though, since he lived in a ninja village most of his life.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Satsuki doesn't understand that Kagetora was calling Yuki a princess.
* CreepyMonotone: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v02/c008/21.html Yuki apparently]] in one of her {{Tsundere}} moments.
* CrushBlush: Happens ''very'' often to Kagetora towards Yuki.
** Satsuki gets this when Kagetora is around.
* CryCute: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c013/26.html Yuki]] [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c013/29.html Toudou]] [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c014/20.html very often]].
* CuteBruiser: Yuki and Kosuke.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Yuki is the godess of this trope.
* {{Dandere}}: Satsuki mistakes Kagetora of being this, when he rejects her.
* {{Determinator}}: Most of the girls still don't give up on pursing Kagetora despite being turned down.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The title of a [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas chapter]] is ''A Christmas Virgin''. It just so happens Yuki is also wearing a rather [[{{Fanservice}} revealing]] SexySantaDress.
** In one chapter Kagetora's shirt gets tea on it, and Satsuki tries to tear his shirt off, and what's Yuki's reaction? [-'''Yuki:''' Let me help! While pulling his shirt -]
** Also [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v01/c004/14.html Yuki's outfit]] looks rather soaked...
** [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v01/c001/40.html When they exercise together.]]
* {{Dojikko}}: Yuki oh, so very much.
* DrunkenMaster: '''Yuki''' The smallest bit of alcohol makes her this to the point that Kagetora has trouble restraining her.
* EmotionSuppression: Most of the plot revolves around the fact that Kagetora tries '''very''' to [[IgnoreTheFanservice not look]] at Yuki, but sometimes he can't help it.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: Kagetora tends to stutter fairly often when flustered.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Yuki. Sakuya seems to enjoy poking her, and Akino's friendship towards her can come off [[LesYay as a crush]].
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Nearly everyone can tell [[BadLiar Kagetora]] is in love with Yuki. The only problem is [[spoiler: [[ObliviousToLove Yuki]] doesn't know his feelings for her and he doesn't realise that she loves him]].
* {{Fanservice}}: A good amount from [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Yuki]], [[{{Tsundere}} Akino]], and [[BuxomIsBetter Sakuya]] thanks to lots of [[FuroScene indoor]] [[ButWaitTheresMore and]] [[HotSpringsEpisode outdoor]] [[PublicBathhouseScene bathing]] scenes.
* FestivalEpisode
* FriendVersusLover: Akino versus Kagetora. The fight is over Yuki.
* FunSize
* GenkiGirl: Yuki when she's not [[CryCute sad]].
* [[BoyMeetsGirl Girl Meets Ninja]]
* TheGlomp: In the first volume Kagetora does this to [[spoiler: Yuki]].
* GoThroughMe: The main reason [[{{Ojou}} Satsuki]] manages to hold off [[{{Ninja}} Sakuya]] is because of all her body guards protecting her.
* HairAntennae: Sakuya has one.
* HaremGenre: The series introduces a new girl that almost always falls in love with Kagetora every few chapters.
* HaremHero: Kagetora is Type 2b especially when fighting for Yuki.
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried]]: [[spoiler: Yuki and Kagetora]].
* HotTeacher: Kagetora to Yuki.
** In one chapter Yuki becomes this to Kagetora when she helps him study.
* [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Springs Chapter]]
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Yuki to Kagetora [[MoeStare ''very'']] often.
* ImTakingHimHomeWithMe: Satsuki does this to Kagetora.
* IdiotsCannotCatchColds: [[DeadpanSnarker Kosuke]] claims Kagetora can't be sick because of this.
* InnerMonologue: Kagetora has this but his thoughts are usually [[StealthHiBye interrupted by Yuki]].
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Yuki accidentally gives MarshMallowHell to Kagetora and the same goes for Sakuya.
*** Of course, Yuki's clumsiness usually results in her ending up BoundAndGagged or in some sort of [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suggestive situation]].
* InstantSedation: When [[StalkerWithACrush Satsuki]] shoots a {{Tranquillizer Dart}} at Kagetora and misses, a male student is seen instantly unconscious.
* JapaneseHonorifics: ''Hime'' is used so often you may forget Yuki's name.
* [[LadyAndKnight Lady And Ninja]]: Yuki and Kagetora.
* LampshadeHanging: [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick Kosuke]] is a master at these.
** [-'''Yuki''': You're [[ChickMagnet really popular]] aren't you, [[HaremHero Kagetora]]-]?
** [-'''Kagetora's monologue''': For some reason, [[{{Dojikko}} Hime]] is extraordinarily clumsy.-]
* LeaveMeAlone: Yuki says this Kagetora when she wants to get stronger by herself.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Reiziien to Kagetora.
* LoverTugOfWar: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c014/10.html Sakuya and Satsuki do this]] multiple times.
* LuminescentBlush: Kagetora, Yuki, and even [[DefrostingIceQueen Akino]] get these.
** Satsuki is '''always''' [[CrushBlush blushing near Kagetora]].
* MadeASlave: Satsuki believes Kagetora is unable to even speak his mind in front of Yuki. She's wrong.
* MaleGaze: Most of the {{Fanservice}} is targeted towards males, which reminds you it's actually considered {{Shounen}}.
* MarshMallowHell: Yuki does this unintentionally to Kagetora.
** Sakuya also does this, once again, not on purpose.
* {{Meido}}: Yuki while cleaning Kagetora's house.
* MistressAndServantBoy: Subverted. Most people in-universe mistake Yuki and Kagetora's relationship as this.
* MoeStare: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c013/10.html Yuki's default facial expression]].
* MomentKiller: Satsuki.
** Virtually every time Yuki and Kagetora are together someone becomes this.
* MsFanservice: [[{{Moe}} Yuki]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Akino]], and [[BuxomIsBetter Sakuya]] each supply a healthy dose of fanservice.
** Yuki's [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsiness]] is usually used for {{Fanservice}} like in [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c015/18.html the scene where she gets a goldfish stuck between her breasts]].
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[{{Ninja}} Sakuya]] decides to cut vegetables with a kunai.
* NewYearSameClass: Played with. Although they do change class, the same characters are together.
* {{Ninja}}
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Yuki gets ''very'' close to kagetora's face often.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: As Kagetora puts it, "Instead of being liked, it's like I'm being hunted."
* NonHumanSidekick: Kosuke is a monkey.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Subverted ''very'' much. Since these are non existent in the manga the males end up [[LuminescentBlush blushing]] ''much more often than the girls''.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v01/c001/40.html They're just sparring...seriously.]]
* OhCrap: When Kagetora realizes [[spoiler: Kosuke bought a semi alcoholic drink and [[{{DrunkenMaster}} Yuki]] drank some]].
** Also in the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas chapter]] Yuki's face looks like this when [[spoiler: she thinks Kagetora wnet through all the trouble to get Sakuya a present]].
* ObliviousToLove: Yuki and Kagetora are this. It takes [[spoiler: practically the whole series for Yuki to realize Kagetora's feelings. Once she does it takes time for Kagetora to recognize her feelings.]]
** In one chapter Kagetora simply [[spoiler: shrugs off Yuki's actions and attempts to rationalize them. As it turns out he was right.
* {{Ojou}}: Satsuki has enough money to hire a butler, and bodyguards subverted with Yuki though.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[LampshadeHanging Yuki's age is questioned by Kagetora]], and even after the TimeSkip nearly ''every'' character becomes this since they look ''exactly'' the same.
* {{Otaku}}: Issei is a ninja otaku. It's even [[LampshadeHanging said]] by Kagetora.
** The scene that displays Issei's ninja tools says it all.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Sakuya has been pretty much in love with Kagetora forever.
* PervertRevengeMode: Akino to [[AccidentalPervert Kagetora]].
* PlayboyBunny: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v02/c008/18.html Both Yuki and Sakuya dress up as this]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: Most of the plot is because Kagetora {{Cannot Spit It Out}} and [[spoiler: neither can Yuki]].
* PrimalFear: Yuki is afraid of heights and Kagetora is ''very'' afraid of ghosts.
* {{Qipao}}:[[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v02/c008/16.html Sakuya wears one]] in the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas chapter]].
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Akino
* RescueRomance: How Satsuki falls in love with Kagetora.
* TheRival: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c013/13.html Yuki and Satsuki have a rivalry]].
** [[FriendVersusLover Kagetora and Akino]] also count. The same goes for Sakuya and Yuki.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Akino and Yuki's friendship can sometimes border {{Les Yay}} and Kagetora [[LampshadeHanging even points it out]] by saying; "Is this really just a sisterly thing?"
* SantaClaus: Or as Yuki calls him: Santa-san.
* SecondYearProtagonist: The series starts out with both Yuki and Kagetora as this.
* SecurityCling: Yuki to Kagetora, mostly only on the covers.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Kagetora has one.
* TheScream: When Yuki goes on a roller coaster despite her fear of them.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Satsuki '''refuses''' to believe Kagetora doesn't want to date her. Most of her theories end up becoming [[InsaneTrollLogic illogical]] attempts to justify his actions.
* SexySantaDress: Just [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v02/c008/1.html look]].
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Kagetora denies his feelings because he [[MarriedTotheJob feels it's not right fr a ninja to feel that way towards his master]].
** [[{{Tsundere}} Yuki]] [[BrutalHonesty also does this]] to Kagetora when she's upset.
* [[SickEpisode Sick Chapters]]: Quite a few.
* SilkHidingSteel: Yuki's mother is actually very skilled with weapons..
* SingleTargetSexuality: Kagetora seems to be Yuki sexual for the most part.
* SmokeOut: Used by Kagetora to hide Yuki when [[spoiler: her bikini top comes off]].
** Used again by Natsume.
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Kosuke is this minus the sociopath part. He's always [[LampshadeHanging pointing]] '''everything out'''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Reizeiin Satsuki to Kagetora. She claims to have done research on him after only meeting him once.
* StealthHiBye: The series practically runs on this. Yuki does this all the time to [[{{Ninja}} Kagetora]] [[{{Irony}} of all people]], to the point that you'd think ''she'' is the {{Ninja}}. Possibly because Kagetora is constantly {{Talking To Himself}}.
** [[ActionGirl Sakuya]] is probably even more skilled at this, since she manages to sneak behind him even on guard.
* SubordinateExcuse: Kagetora's first excuse for staying near Yuki is that he's her Ninja bodyguard.
* {{Sugar and Ice Personality}}: Yuki can occasionally give Kagetora the [[{{Tsundere}} cold shoulder]] when she's upset with him.
** In the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Chapter]] she pretty much ignores him for half of it.
* [[spoiler:{{Supporting Harem}}]]: A new girl is introduced nearly every chapter....and she always loves Kagetora. [[spoiler: Unforutnately for her, she's often {{Put On A Bus}} even after [[{{Determinator}} claiming to never give up]].]].
* {{Tanabata}}
* [[spoiler: TeacherStudentRomance]]: [[spoiler: Technically Kagetora is Yuki's teacher]].
* ThinkingOutLoud: Kagetora does this ''all the time''. Usually right before [[StealthHiBye Yuki sneaks up on him]].
* ThreesomeSubtext: While there's little to no LesYay between Yuki and Satsuki, they do have a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rather strange scene with Kagetora]].
** To be specific, Kagetora gets tea spilled on him and both of them try and tear his shirt off.
* TokenMiniMoe: Yuki.
* TranquilizerDart: Satsuki's WeaponOfChoice when attempting to [[BlackComedyRape capture Kagetora]].
** Used by Kagetora once
* {{Tsundere}}: Kiritani is Type A, she usually acts [[SugarAndIcePersonality cold and somewhat cruel]] yet occasionally shows a warmer side. (Mostly towards Yuki)
*** Eventually [[spoiler: [[ShipTease She even goes as far as to be -dere towards Kagetora in one chapter]].]]
*** Yuki may also count as a non-violent Type B. A kind, sweet girl, but when Kagetora shows no interest in her he gets the cold shoulder.
* [[spoiler: TwiceShy: [[spoiler: Yuki and Kagetora could've resolved most of the plot much quicker if they weren't this]].
* UnwantedHarem: Unfortunately, [[ChickMagnet Kagetora]] attracts a few girls, a [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]], and quite a few [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy girls]].
** [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c014/10.html Just]] [[LoverTugOfWar look]].
* VerbalTic: Kagetora says "Fuu" fairly often.
* WorldOfActionGirls
* YamatoNadeshiko: [[AvertedTrope Kagetora imagines Yuki this way, but boy was he wrong]]. Played straight with her mother, though.