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->"With the birth of the machine, are we walking the path to our destruction?"

{{Manga}} adaptation of the Tokyo Grand Guignol production of the same name, detailing the story of a vaguely fascist-tinted club of nine middle school age boys in their endeavor to {{create life}} for their own purposes. Cobbled together of a mixture of [[ArtificialHuman human and robotic parts]], the elegant machine Litchi is sent by the boys to procure a girl their own age for as of yet unknown reasons. A new theatrical play is in production based off the manga, and Usumaru Furuya announced a continuation series on his website that would reveal more about the cast.

The original manga is available in English from Vertical Inc as ''Lychee Light Club''.

Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi Faye-Ling]].

'''This series contains copious amounts of {{Gorn}}.'''

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!! ''Litchi Hikari Club'' provides examples of:
* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[{{Squick}} Dafu.]] [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Chapter four.]] [[{{Squick}} That is all.]]
* AbandonedWarehouse: The boys' base of operations.
* AmbiguousInnocence: The club has no problem gutting a teacher or removing the eyes of a classmate, but are cripplingly shy in the presence of girls their own age.
* AppleOfDiscord: Kanon.
* ArtShift: Between the original and the prequel, as the boys get older and more extreme the more angular and stylized the art becomes.
* ArtificialHuman: Litchi, "The Elegant Machine"
* AxeCrazy: Jaibo.
* BerserkButton: Litchi
* BewareTheHonestOnes: Tamiya, “[[MeaningfulName Bullet of Truth]]”
* {{Bishounen}}: The club believes even their ''innards'' are beautiful, although it's more like they believe their bodies are somehow purer than disgusting adults. [[spoiler: Zera is very disappointed when the blood starts flowing and he's not that different from a normal human inside or out.]]
* BlindfoldedTrip: The fate of the classmate caught trespassing. To start with, anyway.
* BloodBrothers: Chapter two. "Gentlemen, you who have partaken of my blood, you can say you are already part of me."
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The toilet.]]
* ChessMotifs: Addressed by Zera himself, invoked by Tamiya.
* TheChosenOne: How Zera and the rest of the Hikari Club sees him. When he was younger, he was told by a fortune-teller that he would either rule the world by the age of 30, or die by the age of 14.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Zera, “[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Emperor Of Ruin]]”
* CrapsackWorld: Keikou city doesn't exactly appear to be the nicest place in the world.
* CreatingLife
* CreepyChild: In the prequel, Jaibo (rumored to have drugged a classmate as a child and loves killing animals) more so then Zera (rejects love and adulthood after his parents miserable divorce strands him in Keikou).
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Cover and fan art seems to follow a palette of black, white, crimson and yellow/gold.
* DoNotCallMePaul: "[[IceCreamKoan Is my blood Tsunegawa? No. Is my flesh Tsunegawa? No. Tsunegawa is vague and intangible.]] According to the Hikari Club, I am designated as Zera."
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Kanon in chapters three and four.
* EyeScream: Removing the eyes of the student who trespassed in chapter one. [[spoiler: Niko's eye removal as well.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Inverted with Dafu, “Dream Seeing Eyepatch”
* FlashBackEcho: Opening of chapter four.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Zera.
* GigglingVillain: Jaibo is somewhere between this and VerbalTic
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Niko, which is rather odd for an eighth grader. [[spoiler: The prequel reveals that he sacrificed his eye because Zera wanted Litchi to have a hardened human eyeball.]]
* {{Gorn}}: It was taken from a Grand Guignol production, so you ''know'' this is in the cards.
* GratuitousGerman: Again, primarily in the first chapter.
* GrowingUpSucks: "We are not rejecting growth. What we reject is the fact that you haven't died." Also, Jaibo is afraid that his growing up and suffering the effects of puberty will make Zera cease to love him. So it can be argued that a lot of the chaos that happens can be traced to to the fear of becoming an adult. [[spoiler: The prequel reveals that Zera's parents' divorce was the reason he came to town; having his mother constantly saying he reminds her of his lousy father probably didn't help his view of adulthood.]]
* HiddenEyes: Kaneda most often, but the school caps are equal opportunity obscurers.
* KidsAreCruel
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]
* LastNameBasis
* LickingTheBlade: Jaibo, "I haven't tried this since frog dissection." He says this right before eviscerating a history teacher from his school.
* MeaningfulRename: At least Zera, but other members of the club seem to answer to a name other than their birth name. Additionally, the nicknames/titles presented with each member on the cover all reflect some aspect of their personality or appearance.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Niko, Jaibo
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Emperor of Ruin, Zera's descriptive article on the cover.
* NewTransferStudent: How Zera is introduced in a flashback, complete with FriendlessBackground
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Jaibo [[HoYay really]] [[FoeYay likes]] Zera and Tamiya.
* NumberOfTheBeast: Used to activate Litchi.
* NumerologicalMotif: Zera counts off the club members in German when asking things of them as a group.
* OralFixation: Kaneda appears to be perpetually chewing on his left thumb.
* PeekABangs: Kaneda, “Eye Of Despair”
* ThePowerOfBlood: [[BloodBrothers Invoked]] with the litchi wine in chapter two.
* {{Prequel}} / {{Interquel}} / MindScrewDriver: ''Bokura no Hikari Club'', about the founding of the original Hikari Club by Tamiya, gets a little more into some of the characters' heads and eventually catches up with ''Litchi''. For example [[spoiler: Tamiya didn't exactly feel nothing when Jaibo killed the student and teacher at the beginning of ''Litchi'']].
* PsychoSupporter: Jaibo. In true fashion though, he ends up ruining pretty much everything.
* PsychopathicManchild: Possibly the entire club, although Jaibo is the most prominent by far.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Club members are often depicted with red eyes in color fan art to go with the series' apparent palette.
* RuleOfThree: "And now, the curtain rises on the Tokyo Grand Guignol's third performance of Litchi Hikari Club."
* SadisticChoice: Zera forcing Tamiya to chose between executing Dafu and having his little sister crushed by Litchi in chapter four.
* SayMyName: "Zera!" "Zera!" "Zera!" "Zera!" "Zera!" ad infinium
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Zera. Dentaku's are always clear.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Somewhat justified in that the club tends to meet after school most of the time.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The Hikari Club bears resemblance to one, especially in chapter one.
* {{Sissy Villain}}s: Raizou, Jaibo
* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Very Gritty, Keikou city appears to be a dying industrial city.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Dentaku “Science Boy”
* TeenGenius: Zera and Dentaku. Jaibo also turns out to be a lot smarter than what might at first seem.
* ThereAreNoAdults
* TortureCellar: The warehouse is used as one in the opening chapter.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour
* UsedToBeASweetKid:
** Tamiya at the very least, and he still is to an extent.
** The prequel reveals that the members of the Hikari Club used to be sweet kids until Zera started comparing himself to insane emperors and then Jaibo started influencing Zera.
* VillainousBreakdown: Zera
* WickedCultured: Elagabalus is not generally mentioned in middle school curriculum.
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: Jaibo. Oh, Jaibo...]]
* YesMan: Niko “The Faithful Knight”

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