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''Koko wa Greenwood'' (translation: ''Here is Greenwood''), is a manga series written by Yukie Nasu. It was adapted into a six episode {{anime}} {{OAV}} between 1991 and 1993, and adapted into a 13 episode [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] {{Dorama}} in 2008.

Kazuya Hasukawa is in a dreadful bind. His brother's new wife is also Kazuya's first love. Determined to avoid them both, Kazuya leaves home to live in ''Ryokurinryou'' or as it is known by its much easier to pronounce English name, Greenwood, the student dorm of the all-boys' Ryokuto Academy.

There, he hopes to find peace of mind. Unfortunately for Kazuya, he starts his term a month late due to the combination of a car accident and a stress-induced ulcer. When he does finally arrive, he finds that peace (of any kind) is hard to find at Greenwood - home of some of the weirdest characters found on any campus.

Now with a handy dandy [[Characters/{{KokoWaGreenwood}} character page]]!
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Thanks to Shinobu's influence.
* AllThereInTheManual
* AloofBigBrother: Subverted twice with Shinobu and his siblings. Subverted with Akira, who is set up to be the AloofBigBrother, but who turns out to be an weak-willed IneffectualLoner who couldn't handle his responsibility to his family. Subverted again with Shinobu, who is an Aloof ''Younger'' Brother to both of his older siblings. Especially Nagisa, who has a raging inferiority complex and is constantly trying to get him at her mercy. Interesting, Nagisa seems to have perceived Akira as a straight play of this trope before he ran away, despite the afore mentioned facts.
* AnachronicOrder: The [[{{OVA}} OAVs]] start at the begining, but the second episode falls roughly between the 5th and 6th (it explicitly mentions a character not introduced till episode 5). The second episode is the only completely new story not in the manga (it's a sequal to a manga story). Probably done to get an ensemble story done early, while keeping the climactic story at the end (as it was in the manga).
* ApronMatron: The dorm mother.
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: Shun and Shinobu organize one of these out of the dorm residents [[spoiler: to help get the female gang that was antagonizing Miya to back off]].
* ArtEvolution: Compare the first volume of the {{manga}} with the last. Character designs shift as well, most noticeably for Kazuya and Mitsuru.
* AttractiveBentGender: Most instances of various characters dressing in drag results in this to some degree.
* AuthorAvatar: The author Yukie Nasu appears in chibi form with an N pasted on her head.
* BaseballEpisode: Mitsuru's ForgottenChildhoodFriend shows up and wants revenge for losing against Mitsuru in Junior high.
* {{Bishonen}}: Nearly every male in the main cast.
* BoardingSchool: The majority of the student body of Ryokuto Academy lives off campus, but the majority of the characters the series focuses on live in the eponymous dorm.
* BrokeEpisode: Mitsuru and Shinobu have one of these.
* ClassTrip
* ComedicSociopathy
* ContinuityCreep
* ChristmasCake: Mieko's second manager, Yuki Otani.
* {{Cult}}: PlayedForLaughs with the CaughtUpInTheRapture Christians who are constantly trying to convert Greenwood's residents.
* DayInTheLimelight: Several of these, such as [[YaoiGuys Watanabe and Fujikake's]] [[WholeEpisodeFlashback backstory]], Furusawa's romance, and the story about [[YoungEntrepreneur Sakaguchi and Aoki's]] arcade.
* {{Delinquents}}: Any time anything to do with Mitsuru's junior high years comes up this trope is usually invoked somehow. It's particularly prominent in the story that introduces Miya.
* DistaffCounterpart: There is a parallel girl's dorm in another dimension known as "Cherrywood", inhabited by [[RuleSixtyThree female versions]] of the cast. Kazuya went there once, and spent the whole time scared and being pushed around by Shinobu and Mitsuru's female versions (some things never change).
* {{Fanservice}}: While the {{manga}} certainly has its share, the OAV turns it UpToEleven, with its [[PanderingToTheBase higher density of]] HoYay and [[FuroScene Furo Scenes]], among other things.
* FuroScene: Several of these, notably one during the class trip where some of the other characters are lamenting the irrefutable truth that [[WholesomeCrossdresser Shun]] [[AttractiveBentGender is a]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady dude]] and one when the guys visit Shun's family's ryokan.
* {{Golem}}: An alien made a golem that looked like Shinobu out of chocolate.
* HeirClubForMen: Shun's family inherits through the female line only. Shun may be the oldest, but his baby sister is the one who inherits the FamilyBusiness. Shinobu’s family plays it straighter, which is the ''real'' source of Nagisa’s woes.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Pick any set of roommates at Greenwood. There's a high probability that they are this.
* HotSpringsEpisode: As mentioned in the FuroScene entry, the guys visit a ryokan owned by Shun's family, and most of the story takes place in the ryokan's onsen.
* InstantCosplaySurprise: Happens twice in the third OAV, first to Mitsuru and Shinobu, then later on to Kazuya.
* JapaneseSchoolClub: There's quite a few that get a mention: afore mentioned [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council]], the Judo club, the not-actually-an-official-club journalism club, the track team, and the brass band to name a few. Also PlayedForLaughs when the new school year starts and the various clubs are shown pressuring new students to join.
* LampshadeHanging: All over the place, thanks to the characters' MediumAwareness and the [[NoFourthWall lack of a fourth wall]].
* LargeHam: Most of the {{Dorama}} cast, but Riki Miura (Mitsuru) and Kengo Ohkuchi (Kazuhiro) in particular enjoy their roles a little too much.
* LiveActionAdaptation
* LoonyFan: Mitsuru gets one of these in the form of Kiyomi Seishin, after she sees him in the commercial he did with [[IdolSinger Mieko Nitta]].
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: "Here is Devilwood," which is a ParodyEpisode in the manga and film club project in the OAV.
* MediumAwareness: The characters occasionally make remarks referring to their status as manga characters. See also the NoFourthWall entry.
* MoodWhiplash: Prime example: SpaceOpera ParodyEpisode stuck in between the first and second parts of the romantic climax.
* NoFourthWall: In addition to the HoYay, the main cast sometimes talks to [[AuthorAvatar Nasu]] about plot-holes and such. The {{OAV}} has its own version, with the characters talking to each other about the story in the episode previews.
* OneGenderSchool
* OriginalVideoAnimation
* ParodyEpisode: Three: [[RPGEpisode Here is Devilwood]], [[JidaiGeki Here is Edo]], and [[SpaceOpera M is for Mwa Ha Ha]].
* PlotHole: [[ContinuitySnarl Nasu forgot to age the characters up when the school year started again.]] HandWaved by Nasu BreakingTheFourthWall to inform the characters. The drama [[AvertedTrope avoids this]] by [[AdaptationDistillation combining events from both of Kazuya's first years in the manga into a single continuity.]]
* PoolEpisode: Sumire gives Kazuya tickets to visit the local pool. HilarityEnsues, mainly a lifeguard [[UnsettlingGenderReveal mistaking Shun for a chick]].
* ProductPlacement: Parodied with a chapter cover page in which the guys are shown brandishing a coping of the CD drama that had just been released at the time.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: In the drama, Mitsuru starts the library fight with one of these, sending Shinobu into a bookcase.
* RPGEpisode: Here is Devilwood. ''Twice''.
* RuleSixtyThree: The residents of the aforementioned Cherrywood.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Subverted in that the journalism club was forced underground by the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, and has virtually no power within in the school. It's then inverted when they send wannabe club member Fuse to investigate the student council, but when he finally [[KirkSummation confronts Shinobu]], Shinobu gives him a MotiveMisidentification [[BlatantLies speech]], and Fuse decides the journalism club is the bad guy and swears allegiance to Shinobu.
* SchoolFestival: There's multiple stories about Ryokuto's athletic festival and cultural festival.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Aki and Ririko. [[spoiler:They break up and Aki ends up going for Shun.]]
* SempaiKouhai: A lot of emphasis is put on the importance of this in general, and the various ways older students try (and usually fail) to abuse their authority over younger students. Unless they're Mitsuru or Shinobu, in which case they usually succeed.
* ShoutOut: Possibly to the point of being ReferenceOverdosed. In any given volume of the manga as translated by Creator/VizMedia, probably half of the translation notes at the end are explanations of the various shout outs in that volume.
* SideStoryBonusArt: The [[CosplayFanArt cosplay chapter]] in the manga is a drawn out variation of this. The final chapter has some of this as well.
* SternTeacher: Kimiko Tachiyama, Professor of Classical Japanese.
* TrueCompanions: The four main characters.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: There's at least three specific instances this in regards to Shun:
** In all versions, Kazuya is initially tricked into believing Shun is female. In the manga/anime, he finds out the truth when he sees Shun use a urinal. In the drama, he finds out when Shun starts undressing for a bath.
** In the BaseballEpisode, the opposing team finds out when Shun is [[GroinAttack hit in the groin by the ball]].
** Most of the PoolEpisode is told from the point of view of one of the lifeguards, who spots Shun, decides he's a chick, and spends most of the chapter plotting how to ask "her" out, until the very end when Shun takes off his shirt.
* WeakButSkilled: Watanabe's baseball playing skills.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Greenwood itself, though of a more mundane than fantastic kind of weirdness.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Several, including the story about Watanabe and Fujikake, the story about how Mitsuru and Shinobu became friends, and the story about how Kazuhiro met Sumire.
* YaoiGuys: Watanabe and Fujikake of room 117. It's something of an open secret, but that doesn't stop Mitsuru from blackmailing Fujikake whenever he gets a package from home (Watanabe isn't ashamed, Fujikake is).
* [[YoungEntrepreneur Young Entrepreneurs]]: Sakaguchi and Aoki's "arcade."
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