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->''With a pichi pichi voice, live start!''

Pichi Pichi Pitch combined two subcategories of MagicalGirl -- the MagicIdolSinger (sans OlderAlterEgo for once in the genre) and the MagicalGirlWarrior-- in a sugary show and maturing manga that took style and substance from the original ''[[Creator/HansChristianAndersen The Little Mermaid]]'' story and plunked it into a magical world of princesses battling demons.

Nanami Lucia is the new girl in town, and with her foreign name, clumsy nature and odd talking penguin friend Hippo (more of a nagging guardian than anything), she's got enough problems. Of course, she's also the regent monarch of the North Pacific Ocean, with the title of Pink Pearl Princess -- except she lost her pink pearl. And by "lost", she means "gave away", to save a drowning boy back when she was six. The boy turns out to be school idol and international competitive surfer Doumoto Kaito, and he's being targeted by the same league of sea demons that destroyed the kingdoms of the Atlantic princesses Hanon and Rina and kidnapped the Arctic and South Pacific princesses. Lucia (now with her pearl back), Hanon and Rina have to save those two, find the other two princesses that disappeared after the attacks, and navigate Lucia's love life, except, oh yeah, mermaid legend goes that confessing your identity to a human will ''turn you into seafoam''.

Although the anime is sugary and child-friendly, and the manga was serialized in the cute Nakayoshi, the latter is a lot more dark and mature. Lucia and Kaito have a lot more subtext going on, embarrassing situations are more so (for example, in the manga, Lucia accidentally wins a beachside beauty contest when her bikini top comes undone, flashing the audience; in the anime, another girl wins and Lucia's much more modest suit is saved) and there's a bit of gore and more threatening villains.

Another thing that sets the Pichi Pichi mermaids apart from their contemporaries is the combination of the MagicIdolSinger and MagicalGirlWarrior. Lucia and friends need their pearls to sing, and sing well; their singing voices can defeat the enemies, and upgrades come via new songs for their repertoires. Each girl, except for Noel and Coco, who spend most of their time in the background, also gets her own ImageSong that can be used either in battle or in dramatic situations. In the second season and the second half of the first, some villains also get their own songs, and due to SoLastSeason, the old songs are ''only'' good for dramatic moments, making it even more like a musical.

Once licensed by Creator/ADVFilms, only to be dropped a year later when they couldn't find a TV deal for the 52-episode first season. The manga is licensed and has been released in its entirety by Del Rey.
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!!This program provides examples of:
* AdaptationDyeJob: Rina's hair colors are more muted in the anime, while Seira and good!Sara have orange hair all the time instead of changing to brown as humans. Even Lucia's blonder in the anime; in the manga, her human form's hair looks more brown.
* AerithAndBob: The national origins of the names are varied and don't match up with the national origins of the people who have them. Mermaids have it worst, but the Amagi family [uh, Licht and Michal?] and Kaito's family do it too.
* AllJustADream: The New Year's episode.
* AndroclesLion: Momo-chan, animals in a few fillers.
* AnimeThemeSong
* {{Animorphism}}: Inversion with Gaito's minions, who were transformed from animals into humans.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Mermaids can't harm other mermaids with their songs. Note that Sara is not in violation of this rule: [[spoiler: it is made pretty clear that only songs bestowed by the Goddess will not harm other mermaids. "Return to the Sea" is a song born from Sara's hatred, NOT a gift from Aqua Regina. Therefore it would not be bound by that rule. Still, given that the other mermaids can sing songs that aren't from Aqua Regina — Mizuiro no Senritsu being the most blatant example because it was written by a human — there's still a bit of a question there.]]
* ArtisticAge: Gackt looks a bit too much like his namesake to ''possibly'' be thirteen years old. This is also true of pretty much every character in the series; Maria doesn't really look like ChristmasCake despite the many jokes at her expense, and aside from Hanon and the characters who are supposed to be small children, most of the girls are unbelievably stacked.
* ASimplePlan: Hello, filler.
* AscendedExtra: Madame Taki and, to a lesser extent, the Black Beauty Sisters.
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: ''Pure'' season's opening pairs up Lucia/Rihito, Michal/Kaito, Hanon/Nagisa and Rina/Masahiro. The first two aren't canon. In fact, the first is barely implied unrequited love from Rihito's side.
* {{BareYourMidriff}}: All of the Mermaids out of Civilian and Idol form who always wear [[SeashellBra Seashell Bras]] in their Mermaid form.
* BeachEpisode: The setting helps.
* BedsheetGhost
* BigFancyHouse: Michal's and Rihito's is big and fancy. Kaito's is big, but not really fancy.
* {{Bishonen}}: Several, most notably Kaito.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Mermaids get drunk off of cola in the manga.
* BoobsOfSteel: In season 1, Sara is not only the most well-endowed mermaid, but is also the most powerful princess.
** Lucia ''herself.'' Look how stacked she is, particularly in the manga. If that's not enough, [[spoiler:after her life-saving upgrade at the end of the manga, it looks like she grew another cup!]]
* BrattyHalfPint: Yuuri, the loli of the Dark Lovers, who is seen by the others as a pest; also, Seira begins as this before she gets the pieces of her heart back.
* BrownNote: Their songs are their weapons.
* BusmansHoliday: Even in ''Antarctica''.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Anime only, see {{Invocation}}.
* CallingYourAttacks: After a song ends, the mermaids shout "Love Shower Pitch!". In the manga [and the video games, if you get a perfect score], Love Shower Pitch is Lucia's personal attack, and the others each call out something different.
* CanNotSpitItOut: There's a lot of concern over the fact that Kaito doesn't know that Lucia's human and mermaid forms are the same person, which could be simply fixed by Lucia ''telling'' him; but[[JustifiedTrope justified]] because she'll turn into foam if she does so.
* CanonImmigrant: Kura-chan, a mascot from the anime, appeared briefly in the manga. The manga also likes to use the songs from the anime.
* CantCatchUp: Caren, Noel and Coco, {{Anvilicious}}ly so in the anime.
* CasanovaWannabe: Lucia seems to be the victim of many of these, especially in fillers and early on establishing her relationship with Kaito.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: The New Year's episode.
* CensorSteam: Manga-only, though; the anime just avoided the scenes altogether.
* ChristmasEpisode
* ChromaticArrangement: It follows this so well that Hanon appears to ''forget'' the word "aqua" in the manga when she and Lucia meet up with Rina.
* CityOfAdventure
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The Purple Harp.
* ClarkKenting: Aversion.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Michal.
* ClothingDamage: Kaito. Frequently in the manga.
* ContinuityCameo: Kura-chan.
* CoolBigSis: Nikora.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Crosses are the symbol of the Panthalassa people, appearing on their foreheads when they use their powers.
* CrossPoppingVeins: Complete with comedic sound effect.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Near the end of the manga.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: This trope applies for every mermaid in mermaid form save Lucia, in where it applies only while she's in human form.
* CutHimselfShaving
* CutSong: From some of the dubs and the licensed games.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The manga, at least compared to the anime. Part of this is because the manga was aimed at teenagers while the anime was aimed at younger audiences. One example is Maria trying to molest Kaito at one point of the manga (the scene was cut off from the animé).
* DeadpanSnarker: Hippo; early on, Caren.
* DealWithTheDevil: The Great One's creation.
* DemonicInvaders
* DemotedToExtra: Coco, Noel, and Caren.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: ([[spoiler:Gackto in the first arc.]])
* DistinguishingMark: Tarou thinks his mermaid girlfriend is distinguishable for her long hair. Too bad all mermaids have it.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Nagisa, although it finally pays off.
* DontSaySuchStupidThings
* DoomedHometown: Not Lucia's, actually, but most characters'.
* DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime
* DramaticWind: Used several times in the anime. …even underwater. Justified with underwater currents, but the sound is still inexcusable.
* DreadfulMusician: Mermaids without their pearls. Also, Lucia intended to sing to Kaito to show him that she was the mermaid, but she got too nervous and her singing resulted in this.
* DrunkOnMilk: Carbonated beverages get mermaids drunk in the manga. This happens to Lucia while trying to take care of a sick Kaito. In the anime, it's replaced with a magic MacGuffin mood changer that goes haywire.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Dude, he's, like, sick and half-asleep… and you're drunk.
* DudeWheresMyReward: In one episode, Lucia saves the beachside beauty contest, which she doesn't win.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: KODOU, Kibou no Kane Oto.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* EverythingFades: The result of the anime making death scenes more child-friendly.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Eight of them, plus two princes.
* EvilOverlord: Gackto.
* EvilMinions: The Dark Lovers, the Winged Ones.
* EvilRedheads: Sheshe, Izuuru, Sara, Lady Bat.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl
* {{Eyecatch}}: Usually marked with whichever character is most important to the episode.
* {{Fanservice}}: Mostly Kaito.
* FestivalEpisode
* {{Filler}}
* FingerSuckHealing: Kaito does this to Lucia in an early episode.
* FirstKiss: For each of the main heroines.
* FiveRaces: Humans (Mundane), mermaids (Fairy), Ancients (High Men), Panthalassa and Suiyou (both High Men + Fairy).
* FlashBack: Think of one instance where said flashback doesn't either contain a song, the implications of an attack song, or background music of the character singing in the present.
* FourIsDeath: Four Dark Lovers and four Winged Ones.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Many, many times.
* FrillyUpgrade
* FunbagAirbag: Inverted: When Lucia trips and falls, Kaito's face serves as the airbag for her funbags.
* GenderBlenderName: Nagisa, male, Makoto, male, and Noel, female.
* GenericCuteness
* GhibliHills: The river, the beach.
* GirlishPigtails: Lucia in mermaid and idol form.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Episode 39; the main trio and the Dark Lovers play games at the hotel. The mermaids are aware of their identities.
** Episode 79; Mimi (in disguise) and the mermaids (in human form) hang out with each other. They aren't aware of each others' identity.
* GondorCallsForAid
* GoodWitchVersusBadWitch: There are bad mermaids and good Panthalassa, too.
* GottaCatchThemAll: Tweaked, as the "items" are actually, in part, the characters.
* GrandFinale
* GratuitousEnglish: ''Pinku paaru voisu!''
* GreenLanternRing: While the main effect of the Mermaid Princess' songs is to make enemies cover their ears and run away, they also do things like make force fields, reverse mind control, restore memories, make people hallucinate, and [[MundaneUtility light candles.]]
* HappyHolidaysDress: Lucia owns one.
* HairColors: Apparently an indicator of race in the mermaid world, except for pink mermaids, who can have any hair color; this loophole was likely invented simply for the sake of making Lucia a blonde.
* HeartSymbol: At the end of songs.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Used while Lucia is sleeping naked.
* HenshinHero
* HeroicSacrifice: Noel for Rina, Caren for the three protagonists, Seira for everyone. None of these involve death though.
* HumanityEnsues: Hippo.
* IdolSinger: All of them, as well as Lucia's [anime-only] idol Jennifer.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Hanon and Sara, later Licht and The Great One]].
* IllGirl: Michal.
* ImageSong: Noel and Coco don't get one.
* ImagineSpot: Most are from Hanon and Luchia.
* InconsistentDub: The Italian dub songs. For example, Lucia's Japanese image song, Splash Dream, was not given an Italian counterpart. Therefore, when a scene would call for it, the Italian Lucia would sing either Torno all'Oceano (which is actually the Italian counterpart of Hanon's song Ever Blue) or a random song from their established repertoire. Which, of course, caused confusion in certain episodes, such as the episode where, for whatever reason, Hanon ended up singing Stella Preziosa (Rina's song).
* IndirectKiss
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
* InvisibleToNormals: A perk of the girls' powers is that the crowds often seem to think that they're idol singers.
* {{Invocation}}: The transformation phrases in the manga, if that's what they are and not their ''names''. The anime turns them into [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull necessary]] transformation phrases.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
** Tarou and Hanon both do this.
** Lucia thinks she should be happy for Kaito when she sees him with another woman on Christmas Eve. [[spoiler:Turns out she's his aunt.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}
* {{Keet}}: Nagisa.
* TheLancer: The lance gets tossed around to most of the team, all in the hopes of making Lucia less of a ditz.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Literally in the manga.
* LetsGetDangerous: Caren, Noel, and Coco in the end of the manga. ''Hippo'' gets a few of these moments in both versions.
* LighterAndSofter: The anime.
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Lanhua creates a karaoke club and Lady Bat creates a divination tent. In the same piece of land, no less. But in different episodes.
* LonelyRichKid: Both Kaito and Michal.
* LovelyAngels: Referenced in the climax of the manga, where Caren, Coco and Noel actually get to do something!
* LoveDodecahedron: More like a love ''chain'': Nagisa->Hanon->Tarou->[[spoiler:Sara]]<->[[spoiler:Gackto]]<-[[spoiler:Dark Lovers]], and just to make things ''more'' complicated, [[spoiler:Yuuri, one of the Dark Lovers, falls in love with ''Hippo''.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: The Dark Lovers and [[spoiler:Sara. Michal is a subversion; she pulled a FaceHeelTurn, but didn't turn evil.]]
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:Gaito and Sara.]]
* LoveTriangle: Lucia-Kaito-Michal.
* LovesMyAlterEgo
* MagicalGirl
* MagicIdolSinger
* MagicMusic
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Fuku is the devious mind behind the events of ''Cure'', not Michel.]]
* MarketBasedTitle: The Italian version.
* {{Masquerade}}
* MeaningfulName: The title itself: "pichi pichi" is the sound of a fish's tail swishing and it's also the sound effect for someone who's especially excited and cute, like the heroines of the story.
* {{Meganekko}}: Noel and Mimi both wear glasses they don't really need at certain points in the anime.
* MerchandiseDriven: Why do you think the E-pitch (the microphones the mermaids use) looks like an E-kara?
* MermaidProblem: Never addressed, but a particular scene in the manga ''really'' makes you wonder.
* MidSeasonUpgrade
* MineralMacGuffin: A pearl isn't a mineral, but it is generally considered a precious stone.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Beginning of the second season.
* MultinationalTeam: With every mermaid princess coming from a different ocean.
* MusicalAssassin: The villains who get to sing. And Yuuri with her piano.
* MusicForCourage: Done at least twice in the series.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: The mermaids can feel when each other is in danger. Kaito can only feel Lucia.
* NakedFirstImpression: Lucia inside a stasis tank.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Episode 27; By refusing to accept the trio's help, Caren gets captured.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Episode 69; Sheshe and Mimi send a crab to fight the mermaids, but it ends up saving them by disabling Lanhua's powers.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Michel does this once, but it's Gackto who loves pulling these on his captives.
* NonhumanLoverReveal: Inverted, subverted and used straight.
* NonHumanSidekick: Hippo… That is, if he isn't in his human form.
* NoRomanticResolution: [[spoiler:At the end, all the couples are set. There is one little problem though: Nagisa and Masahiro still don't know they're dating mermaids. Which means Hanon and Rina can't just come and go when duty calls and hope for a stable relationship. Lucia doesn't have this problem because Kaito knows.]]
* NoSocialSkills: Luchia at the beginning.
* ObstructiveCodeOfConduct: No confessing to humans lest the mermaid wishes to turn into bubbles. [[spoiler:The human finding out on their own does not count as a confession.]]
* OddlyNamedSequel: "Pure"
* OneGenderRace: Mermaids.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: Either it's this or they're all sisters. Mermaid biology is ''weird''.
* OnlyOneName: Too prevalent to count.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: As far as main characters go, only Nagisa, Masahiro and Kaito's buddies really count. And if you're reading the manga, [[spoiler:exclude Masahiro.]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The mermaid's tails look more like fabric costumes than actual fish tails.
* OvertookTheManga: Especially prevalent in the second season.
* PeopleJars: What Gaito uses to keep the mermaids.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Yuuri and Eriru, and Alala to a much lesser extent (she's perkier, but less of a minion.)
* PerpetualMolt: Michel. Used as a plot device.
* PersonalityPowers: Maria and the Winged Ones.
* PettingZooPeople: Two anglerfish, one bat, one butterfly, and another insect of some sort.
* PillarOfLight: Panthalassa's powers often manifest as this.
* PimpedOutDress: Their idol singer costumes.
* PostEpisodeTrailer
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePowerOfLove
* ThePowerOfRock
* PowerTrio: Both Hanon and Lucia have very Id tendencies, which leaves Rina the roles of both Ego and Superego to moderate them.
* PrettyInMink: One of their costume sets.
* PreviouslyOn
* PropheticNames: Lucia, Michel, and Michal.
* PubertySuperpower: At the age of 13. Lucia missed this date because she didn't have her pearl, so it was postponed to one year later.
* QuirkyHousehold: The hotel.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Dark Lovers.
* RainbowMotif: The seven mermaid princesses happen to be themed after the seven colors of the rainbow… more or less. Lucia's pink replaces red, and Noel's deep blue replaces indigo. (Hanon's aqua can still qualify as blue.)
* RapunzelHair: All mermaids out of civilian form.
** Sara, Caren, Rina, and Seira still have it in civilian form, though to a lesser extent than their mermaid forms.
* RealTime
* RebelliousPrincess: Lucia and Sara - for different reasons.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Gaito and Sara. Sheshe and Mimi.]]
* RescueRomance: Lucia and Kaito.
* RunTheGauntlet: One Pure episode had the BigBad's minions do something like this, although the heroines went past 4 (of the 5) enemies without having to sing away at them. [[{{Kawaiiko}} The first]] was merely bypassed, the [[DragonLady second]] was struck down by a bowling ball (how it got there is beyond me), the [[VillainousCrossdresser third]] was repelled by the fact his breath smelled of curry, and [[MonsterOfTheWeek the fourth]] let them pass after being threatened to be beat up (He was about a third their height).
* RhythmGame: Two of the licensed GBA games.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SayMyName
* SchoolPlay: ''The Little Mermaid'', at that. HilarityEnsues when [[TheKlutz Lucia]] is cast as the main mermaid.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Panthalassa and Michel.
* SealedGoodInACan: [[spoiler:The villains of the first arc, due to redemption.]]
* SeashellBra: Colour-coded, too!
* SecretIdentity
* SeriesContinuityError: A minor example; in chapter 8 of the manga, when the three main girls discover their "Mermaid Uranai", it's stated that Rina was born on Friday. The Mermaid Uranai are published in Volume 5 and Rina is said to have been born on Saturday.
* SexyCoatFlashing: In episode 11, Hanon does this… [[LesYay to Lucia]]. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She's actually just showing off her new bikini]].]]
* ShirtlessScene: Frequently happens to Kaito in the manga.
* [[{{Shojo}} Shoujo]]
* ShrinesAndTemples; Rina is a miko in the manga.
* SiblingYinYang: Both sets of twins.
* SixthRanger: Five of them, actually, not counting Kaito.
* SoLastSeason: In Pure, the older songs from before are replaced in favor of newer ones when it comes to fighting the enemy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The early fansubs made a ''lot'' of spelling errors regarding the names, but some fans still like to say the wrong names and even start debates over it. The most popular ones are Lucia/Luchia/Ruchia, Rina/Lina, Gackto/Gakuto/Gaito (With the last one being anime {{Canon}}), Noel/Nuil/Noelle, Michel/Mikeru, Michal/Mikaru and Lanhua/Ranfa/Ran Fa/Lang Fa.
* SpiritAdvisor: Seira to Lucia.
* StarcrossedLovers: The mythical mermaid, who, apparently, eventually said ScrewDestiny to the ObstructiveCodeOfConduct and went off with the human anyway; also, [[spoiler:Sara and Tarou]], who weren't quite so lucky.
** Let's not forget [[spoiler:Yuuri and Hippo]]. Made even worse by the fact that [[spoiler:Hippo was making a fuss over the mermaids falling in love with humans - and Yuuri is a ''sea witch!'']]
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Lucia.
* StockFootage: Songs.
** It doesn't just limit to songs. [[TransformationSequence Transformation sequences]], even normal scenes - especially those between Kaito and Lucia, contain Stock Footage.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic
* TheSweatDrop
* TalentShowVersion: The songs are all cut down to 1 minute or so.
* TeamSpirit
* ThemeTuneCameo
* ThemeTwinNaming: [[spoiler:Gackto says his true name is Gakuto, with some of the same kanji from Kaito's name, when he reveals that they are twins. Even with the name Gackto, he matches Kaito, as they're both named after popular singers. In the anime, this was just changed to having Gackto's name be Gaito all along, getting rid of the HollywoodSpelling issue as well as downplaying his status as a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Gackt.]]
* ThereIsAnother: [[spoiler:the Amagi family is half-Panthalassa]].
* TheyFightCrime
* ThisAndThat: Hanon and Kaito both use the euphemism, to a very flustered Lucia.
* ThrowawayCountry
* TitleMontage: Last episode.
* ToBecomeHuman
* TokenYuriGirls: The Black Beauty Sisters.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Rina and Hanon.
* TransformationSequence
* TransformationTrinket: Pearl shells.
* TranslationCorrection: In the manga, the Black Beauty sisters invocation is "It's a show time!". This is corrected in the anime and in all translations of the manga.
* TrippyFinaleSyndrome
* TropeOverdosed
* TrueCompanions
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: In one episode, Kaito and Lucia were to share an umbrella, but Gaito (disguised as Kaito) almost kidnaps her. Kaito sees this and assumes she just went off with another guy, which sparks an argument between him and Lucia.
* VillainEpisode: On several occasions.
* VillainOverride: [[spoiler:Fuku.]]
* VillainSong
* WaterIsAir
* WeaselMascot: Hippo.
* WestCoastTeam: Coco, Caren, and Noel in the second season.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Averted; the "lame" power is shared by most of the protagonists, and those with the "cool" power rarely ever actually get to fight.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Gackto and Michel [[note]]they were gray and green-haired, respectively, at least in the anime[[/note]].
* WingedHumanoid: Michel and his followers.
* WordSaladTitle: "Mermaid Melody" is obvious, "Pichi Pichi" is the onomatopoeia for a fish splashing and also describes Lucia's happy personality, "Pitch" is another musical reference.
* WorthyOpponent: Yuuri. Later, Sheshe and Mimi.
* YouAreWorthHell: [[spoiler:Sara and Gackto]] in the end of the first arc.
* YouCantFightFate
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Played straight with mermaids; averted with humans. While mermaids' hair can be of any color in the spectrum, humans' hair in the series is always a normal shade of black, brown, or blonde. And when the mermaids change to human form, their hair becomes a normal human shade, or at least a much more muted version of its true color.
** Nagisa and Masahiro (humans) also have blue and green hair, respectively, to match the mermaids they fall in love with.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: Sheshe and Mimi are consumed by Michel because of this.]]
* YouKnowTheOne: In order to make this seem less awkward, "that person" was changed in the English manga to "the Great One". [[spoiler:This is especially convenient, because it's referring to a man, and both {{Jossed}} theories put female characters in the position.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Seira is born in the very end, but she's depicted as six or so.
* YuppieCouple: The schoolgirls are always the same.
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