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->''"The ninja world is at war... whatever."''

Miharu Rokujou has been living a life of indifference for as long as he can remember. The life of a [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent normal boy living a normal life]] [[IJustWantToBeNormal planning to own a normal restaurant]] doesn't offer much, but he'd rather have it that way.

After being pestered by his classmate Aizawa and his English teacher Kumohira to join the ninja club time and again, Miharu is attacked by a group of real ninjas... and [[RefusalOfTheCall he still couldn't care less]]. But when he discovers that the ninjas are after a special hijutsu called the Shinrabanshou sealed within him, he gets sucked into a conspiracy involving underground clans of ninja and samurai, all with their own agendas for the hijutsu. With betrayal and honor at stake, staying apathetic proves challenging, especially when one young ninja from an enemy camp comes forward with a very unusual request.

A {{Shounen}} manga by Yuhki Kamatani published by [[SquareEnix Square Enix]]'s Monthly G-Fantasy in Japan, and Yen Press in North America. An anime adaptation premiered in 2008, running for 26 episodes.

Now has its own [[HoYay/NabariNoOu Ho Yay page]].

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!!Tropes:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Present at Alya Academy [[spoiler:although it turns out they're all being manipulated, first by an adult, [[TheManBehindTheMan then]] by one of their own]].
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Yoite and Yukimi's parents]].
* ActionGirl: Raimei, as well as other various ninja girls and women.
* AllThereInTheManual: The guidebooks include some information that never made it into the manga, such as the reason Kouichi and Shijima's human forms resemble Akatsuki and Shinra, how Tobari and Hanabusa met, and the origin of Tobari's fear of vehicles.
* AmbiguousGender: Subverted. [[spoiler:the reader (and even most characters, apparently) start out believing that Yoite is male. Later it turns out that he's actually... [[{{Hermaphrodite}} intersex]], although it's strongly implied that, by the end of the series, he personally identifies as male. It doesn't really matter in the long run, though, and isn't gone into in much detail, only the readers now know another reason for his angst and identity issues.]]
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Yukimi]]
* AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler: Makoto, after Yukimi kills Itsuwari]].
* ArtEvolution: The art in the manga became more sophisticated and pretty with time, though recently the characters' bodies look more and more like stick figures.
* AssholeVictim: Most of the people Raikou murders.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Miharu is revived by his mother after getting his face blown off.]]
* BattleDiscretionShot: Most of the fight between [[spoiler: Kouichi and Raimei]] and [[spoiler: Shijima and Raikou]] is off-panel.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Tasuku commits suicide rather than let himself be killed by Kouichi.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tobari might qualify [Tobari is arguably one of the nicest characters in the series. He does his best to protect those he cares about and refuses to kill enemies. Hell, he's even seen patching up his enemies after fights in the Alya arc. [[spoiler:But...after a ten year silence on the past in which his loved ones are killed right in front of him, then finds out their murderer was actually Fuuma who was manipulating everyone all along, then to have Fuuma activate the Shinrabansho...Tobari, while bleeding to death himself, snaps and kills Fuuma by stabbing him through the neck and slicing through.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Raimei and Raikou at the end of chapter 69.
* BilingualBonus: When Raimei and Raikou fight for the first time, Gau is listening to Strauss’s “Unter Donner und Blitz", which is German for “Under Thunder and Lightning”. Incidentally, Raimei's name means "thunder", while Raikou's name means "lightning". And what happens "under" thunder and lightning is a rain shower...in other words, ''[[FridgeBrilliance Gau]]''.
* BishieSparkle: While Raikou is away from the house, Gau fantasizes about him; picturing him surrounded by [[LoveBubbles sparkles and roses]] while Gau blushes and wishes for his swift return.
* BittersweetEnding: The manga. Miharu finally [[spoiler: remembers Yoite again...but Yoite is still dead. After their brief reunion, Yoite leaves, presumably to go to heaven.]]
* BladeReflection: Raikou in the anime opening.
* BlandNameProduct: According to the anime, Yukimi uses software like Odobe Photograph, Mouton [=AntiVirus=] 2015, Saikrosoft Sentence/EXL/Autolock/Postman, and Ninja Seiden.
** In the manga, Kotarou is seen playing with a Somy handheld game resembling a PSP.
* BlessedWithSuck: [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Both Miharu and Yoite]], of course. [[spoiler: Also [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Kouichi and Shijima.]]]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: Yoite does this a few good times, generally after overexerting himself with Kira.
* BoringButPractical: Yukimi doesn't do very many fancy ninja techniques or amazing physical feats. He does, however, have a gun.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The characters occasionally seem to be aware that they're in a manga.
--> '''Raikou''': Lately, doesn't it feel like I've been the comic relief character...? I'm kind of reluctant about it...
* BrickJoke: On the cover flap of volume 5, the doodle accompanying the author's notes shows [[NoFourthWall Kouichi wondering if he'll get to be on a cover soon]]. (The cover of volume 5 shows Raikou and Gau, who were introduced much later than him.) The cover of volume 6 shows new character Shijima; on the cover flap, [[ButtMonkey Kouichi is depressed]] and a random bird is telling him "Maybe next time". He finally gets to be on the volume 7 cover.
* BridalCarry: [[HoYay Raikou carries]] [[ShipTease Gau like this once]].
* CastFromLifespan: The Kira technique uses Yoite's LifeEnergy. As a result, by the beginning of the series, he only has 1 or 2 months left to live.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Every major and minor male character under 30 is attractive. No exceptions.
** TheBeautifulElite: It's not just the guys. [[OlderThanTheyLook Hanabusa and Ichiki don't exactly look 40 years old.]]
* CasualKink: Gau's masochistic tendencies are [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]] in an omake strip, and Raikou is later implied to be a sadist during the Alya Arc.
* CessationOfExistence:[[spoiler:Yoite.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The scar that Miharu gets when stopping Yoite from killing Yae Oda]].
* ClothingSwitch: At one point in the manga, Gau is shown wearing the jacket [[ShipTease Raikou had been wearing]] earlier in the chapter.
* ConflictingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Yukimi, Kazuho, Raikou, and Gau]] all have to deal with this when [[spoiler:Hattori decides that Yoite has outlived his usefulness]].
** EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes
* CreepyTwins: Makoto and Itsuwari of Kasa.
* CuteKitten: [[spoiler: Yoite/Yoi.]]
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Yoite's Kira, Miharu's Shinrabanshou, a number of others.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Almost ''everyone''.
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight]]
** Really, there are a lot of [[spoiler:death]] tropes that could apply just to that scene.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Raikou]].
** SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Kouichi, Shijima, and Fuuma.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: The deaths of [[spoiler:Raikou and Raimei's parents]]. The deaths of Tobari's uncle, Miharu's parents, and [[spoiler: Miharu himself also qualify for Tobari.]]
* DeusAngstMachina: Yoite.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Raikou was definitely ''not'' expecting [[spoiler:Gau to throw himself in front of the finishing blow meant for Raimei.]]
* DoomedByCanon: Miharu's parents are mentioned to be dead from the start of the series - some 12 volumes before their backstories.
** SavedByCanon: Miharu...[[spoiler:sort of.]]
* DownerEnding: The anime, not just in [[spoiler: Yoite dying]], but in that [[spoiler: Miharu NEVER ACTUALLY USES THE SHINRABANSHOU - whether to erase Yoite as he did in the manga or for another purpose -, rendering the entire series and its plot pointless]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Raikou takes the wheel on one occasion, telling Yukimi to take a "nice break". [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He manages to drive the car into a river.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Raikou. At first glance, partly due to his immaculately styled shoulder-length pink hair, Raikou does appear to be quite outwardly feminine. However, his character breaks away from the usual feminine-male stereotype and is actually played as very strong and commanding. The first criminal that Raikou dispatches underestimates him because of his pain hair and unusual fashion sense, but quickly finds that Raikou is not to be taken lightly. Also, in the anime, both Japanese and English versions, his voice is fairly deep and decidedly masculine.
* DysfunctionJunction: Most main characters have either a [[DarkAndTroubledPast horrible traumatic past]], or a horrible traumatic present. Or both.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Alya Academy
* EnemyMine: The Banten and Kairoushuu groups when Alya Academy students start attacking them.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Raimei was definitely not expecting tiny, scrawny, undeniably weak Miharu to be the keeper of the Shinrabanshou.
* FantasticAesop: Type I for [[spoiler:Resurrection]].
-->'''Tobari''': You [[spoiler:died that day, but you crossed that line and came back to life.]] That is Asahi Rokujou's sin.
* FlashbackNightmare
* {{Foil}} / RedOniBlueOni: Gau and Raikou, respectively.
* FullNameUltimatum: Raikou normally just calls Yukimi [[SempaiKohai "sempai"]], but when Yukimi [[BerserkButton points his gun at Gau]]...
-->'''Raikou:''' ''Kairoushuu executive branch group leader Yukimi Kazuhiko--!'' I swear on my sword that I will destroy you!
* GeckoEnding: The anime is pretty infamous for this. See DownerEnding
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Pretty much any time Kira is used.
* GoodScarsEvilScars:
* GoOutWithASmile [[spoiler:Yoite, in both versions. [[TearJerker It's... yeah.]]]]
* GoryDiscretionShot [[spoiler:"His face... Miharu's face is gone."]]
* GoThroughMe: [[spoiler: Gau throws himself in front of Raikou to prevent Yukimi from killing him. Yukimi actually stops, and it's pretty much a time-out until Raikou gets back up and pushes Gau out of the way]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Asahi, when introducing herself to Tobari.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Although it initially appears that the Fuuma ninja are the good guys and the Kairoushuu ninja are the bad guys, it turns out that both sides' goals are well-justified. After [[spoiler: Miharu's HazyFeelTurn]], he even notes how people from Kairoushuu aren't that different from the ones from Fuuma.
* HairstyleInertia: Subaru, Tasuku, Yoite, Kouichi, and Gau.
* HandsOffParenting:
--> '''Miharu's Grandmother''': He's injured every time he comes back...At first I was even considering whether I ought to have a talk with the police! Ha ha ha!
--> '''Yukimi''': Ha ha ha...
* HazyFeelTurn: [[spoiler: Miharu joining [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kairoushuu]].]] Also, [[spoiler: Ichiki betraying Hattori for Fuuma.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Yukimi and his sister leave Kairoushuu after the leader orders Yoite's death. Raikou and Gau also desert later on.]]
** "Everyone... kind of left, huh?"
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gau throws himself in front of Raikou's attack to simultaneously save Raimei and atone for telling her the truth about the Shimizu clan's annihilation.]]
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Played straight and lampshaded in the early chapters. It's averted later on, though, and most ninja actually sneak around and kill people in very good disguises.
-->'''Miharu''': ...Hey, mister...Isn't that embarrassing? That ninja look.
-->'''Random Ninja''': Shut up!!!
* HoldingHands: Miharu and Yoite do this when [[spoiler: running away from Kairoushuu]]. Yoite later thanks Miharu for "never letting go" of his hand [[spoiler: [[TearJerker right before he dies]]]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Raimei, Raikou, and Gau could have run away from [[spoiler: Kouichi and Shijima]] but instead stay and fight. Against literal '''immortals'''. [[ForegoneConclusion That can only end badly]]...
* HotBlooded: Raimei and Gau. Predictably, their first conversation quickly escalates into a shouting match.
* HumanResources: Daya's ingredients include the [[OrganTheft brains]] [[PoweredByAForsakenChild of children]].
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Raikou physically abuses Gau on a regular basis. But when an unnamed mook hurts Gau, Raikou kills him and ''mutilates his dead body'' in a crazed rage. This is repeated throughout the series, with Raikou regularly slapping Gau and throwing objects at his head for comedic effect, but is insanely protective of him when he is in serious danger, often shielding Gau from harm with his own body. Other characters even become aware that, to anger or throw Raikou off balance, they need only threaten Gau.
* IconicItem: Yoite's hat.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Miharu. [[spoiler:Kouichi and Shijima, where 'normal' means 'able to die.' Yoite in that he'd like to have a gender, heavily implied to be male.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Miharu gets impaled by Kouichi in the very first chapter. Also, [[spoiler: Raikou]] later gets impaled with his own sword by Shijima. [[spoiler: He gets better.]]
* IneffectualDeathThreats: Raikou, yelling at the top of his lungs, swears on his sword that he's going to kill [[spoiler: Yukimi. He doesn't]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: Gau's adoring blind trust in Raikou occasionally leads him to make questionable leaps in logic, including his conviction that Kouichi likes glasses so much that he draws them onto his face with magic markers.
* InSeriesNickname: Yukimi calls Gau "Tenpa" , which refers to his natural perm-hair. Gau, in return, calls Yukimi "chicken", referring to his spiky hair.
** Also, Shijima refers to Kouichi as "bird" and Raikou as "pink guy".
** Juuji is sometimes called "Shruiken-chan" because of her hairclip.
** Tobari's grandpa calls him "Toby".
** Kourin calls Asahi "Asa", and Asahi calls Kourin "Rin-chan".
** Fuuma calls the Shinrabanchou "my lovely Shinra", while Miharu calls her "Yousei-san" ("yousei" meaning "fairy").
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Yukimi with Yoite and Miharu.
* KiAttacks: Yoite inflicts damage by forcing some of his life force into the opponent, and can do anything from slicing people in half to [[spoiler:bringing people out of comas.]]
* KilledOffForReal: In the anime: [[spoiler: Yoite, Raikou, and Hattori]]. In the manga:[[spoiler: Yoite, Hattori, Fuuma, Kouichi, and Shijima.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Seems to occur a lot whenever [[spoiler:the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Shinrabanshou]] is used]] - see [[spoiler:"ten years ago"]]. And [[spoiler:after Miharu used the Shinrabanshou in chapter 51, everyone apparently has this regarding everything pertaining to Yoite]].
* LastRequest: Okonomiyaki.
* LayingOnAHillside: Yoite and Miharu in the anime's second ending theme.
* LeftHanging: Thanks to the anime's GeckoEnding, [[spoiler:Koichi and Shijima's quest to free themselves from immortality is completely unresolved, apparently dooming them to live forever]]...
** The matter of [[spoiler:freeing Miharu of the Shinrabanshou]] is also left unresolved, with it left [[spoiler: supressed but still present inside him]].
* LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler:The last thing Miharu says to Yoite is "I'll make okonomiyaki for you again sometime," implying that they'll have a long and peaceful future together, before Yoite dissolves into dust and Miharu erases his existence (which isn't technically death, but it serves the same function - Yoite went out with a smile on his face).]]
** [[spoiler:Yoite wasn't erased]] in the anime. [[spoiler:Use of Kira turns the body to dust on expiry, in both versions.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: Yoite, until he and Miharu grow attached.
* LostInTranslation: It'll be interesting to see how the English manga handles [[spoiler:Sora's [[PronounTrouble confusion]] over whether to use [[JapanesePronouns ore or watashi.]]]]
* LuminescentBlush: The author seems to love this trope, with almost ''every'' character blushing like this at some point.
* MagicSkirt: Worn by Raimei and Shijima.
** DangerouslyShortSkirt
* ManBitesMan: Shijima occasionally bites people in combat.
* MarkedChange: Miharu and Asahi whenever the Shinrabanshou is "activated".
* MasochistsMeal: In an omake strip, Gau eats a piece of sushi with a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/27-30_9677.jpg huge blob of wasabi on it]]. The title says it all.
* MayDecemberRomance: Tobari is 25, Hanabusa is 40.
** TeacherStudentRomance: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the guidebook]], Hanabusa was Tobari's teacher in his senior year of high school.
* MoodWhiplash: Goes rather quickly from an action-comedy series to a dark, depressing Tearjerker. Also, each volume ends on a dramatic cliffhanger, but if you just turn the page, there are happy 4komas showing the VillainsOutShopping.
* MoralityPet: If it weren't for Gau, Raikou would basically be a ''villain''.
** KickTheMoralityPet
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Kouichi is often the victim of this.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Raikou has a rather extended period of this after [[spoiler: Gau throws himself in front of Raimei as Raikou lunges at her with his sword. Gau is slashed across the chest and ends up in hospital in a coma, giving Raikou a lot of time to [[TearsOfRemorse wallow in guilt]].]] Yoite experiences this guilt, although to a lesser degree, after accidentally cutting open Miharu's hand with the Kira technique after he purposely stepped in front of Yae Oda to protect her from Yoite's attack.
* NeatFreak: Gau. He is extremely organised and hates mess, clutter and dirt. He is horrified by Yukimi's cluttered apartment and makes an effort to tidy it himself. He also lectures Yoite on how eating food with gloves hands is completely unhygienic.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer makes the series appear far more action-packed than it actually is.
--> '''Baka-raptor''': You just saw half of the action in the entire show.
* NewTransferStudent: Raimei's case is a little strange in that she just sort of...invades. The other students seem to love her, though.
** At least in the anime, the students question where she came from. In the manga, they all immediately begin to adore her - while continuing to ignore poor Kouichi, who has presumably gone to school in Banten his whole [[spoiler:human]] life.
* NiceHat: Yoite's [[IconicItem giant cap]]. Some fans have called this series "The Hat Anime". He loses it surprisingly often for something so iconic, though.
* {{Ninja}}: Almost everybody.
* NoLovesIntersect
* NoodlePeople: Especially with the ArtEvolution.
* NotSoDifferent: Miharu, with Yoite.
* ObliviousToLove: Raikou seems not to notice, or to purposefully ignore, Gau's intense affection for him, especially near the beginning of their introduction to the series. Gau is often shown to verbally leap to Raikou's defense as well as blow all kinds of smoke up his ass, which Raikou never seems to react to beyond a sarcastic quip or well aimed book thrown at Gau's head.
* OddFriendship: Raikou and Gau.
* OfficialCouple: Thobari and Hanabusa.[[spoiler: Kouichi and Raimei]] are basically canon towards the end as well.
* OneHeadTaller: Yoite and Miharu may be the most obvious example - could even be a case of [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Huge Teenager]] [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Tiny Teenager]].
* TheOnlyOneITrust: Yoite and [[spoiler:Miharu have no one else to turn to but each other after betraying Kairoushuu.]]
--> '''Yoite''': I [[spoiler:can only rely on Miharu]]-
** Same with Raikou and Gau, [[spoiler: to the point that the two camp out in total isolation for ''two months'' after running away before accidentally being discovered by Raimei. If she hadn't found them, there's no telling how long they would have stayed there.]]
* [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Our Ninjas Are Different]]: Anyone unfamiliar with Japanese drama and historical cinema will be perplexed as to why there are ordinary people dressed in modern street attire who also have actual ninja powers that seems out of place!
* OvertookTheManga
* ParentalAbandonment: Miharu, and indeed many of the cast, have dead parents; Kazuhiko and Kazuho Yukimi had a runaway mom and an [[AbusiveParents abusive dad]]. [[spoiler:Yoite's mother died when he was an infant and his father was [[AbusiveParents horribly cruel]], even before the attempted murder.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: In a small extra in one of the volumes, Raikou pretends to be Yoite by putting on his coat and hat. Gau comments that Raikou's pretty pink hair makes the disguise totally ineffective. Yoite then enters the room and freaks out, thinking that there's a {{Doppelganger}} before him. Perhaps Yoite's just dumb, or it's RuleOfFunny at work.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Miharu and Raimei. [[spoiler: Probably helps that they're cousins]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Miharu's parents, Raikou and Raimei's parents and uncle, and Tobari's grandfather.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePromise : Miharu to Yoite, Kumohira to Miharu, Gau to Raikou and later Raikou to Gau.
** More recently, Yukimi to Yoite.
** And even MORE recently, [[spoiler:Kumohira to Yukimi.]]
* RealMenWearPink: Despite making the conscious choice to dye his own hair from blond to candyfloss pink, Raikou remains a highly talented samurai and capable of kicking all kinds of ass.
* RealityWarper: The Shinrabanshou makes this possible.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Kouichi and Shijima.]]
* RedStringOfFate: Possible variant - it's never stated to be red, and it's drawn as being tied to the index finger, but [[spoiler:after erasing Yoite, for some time Miharu feels as though there's a thread connecting him to something - or someone - elsewhere. He seems to get over it after a while.]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: When [[HoYay Yoite]] comes into the picture, though...
** ...Even then, he's still pretty reluctant, though for a different reason. He constantly second guessed the idea of fulfilling ThePromise, but not because of apathy - rather, as he put it, [[spoiler:''"But, Yoite, [[TearJerker I want you to live-]]"'']].
* RetGone: Yoite wants Miharu to use the Shinrabanshou to make it so that he never existed. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]
* RummageSaleReject: Raikou. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WAAAAT_1901.png Raikou Shimizu to the highest degree]].
* {{Samurai}}: Raimei and Raikou.
** SamuraiInNinjaTown
* SayMyName: Gau: "RAIKOU-SAN RAIKOU-SAN RAIKOU-SAN!!"
* ScarsAreForever: By the end of the manga, Miharu, Yoite, Yukimi, and Gau all have scars.
* SecurityCling: Gau has a rather cute tendency to [[ShipTease cling onto]] [[HoYay Raikou's arms]] when he's nervous
* SelfSacrificeScheme: Raikou tells Gau that he may have to kill him if Raimei was told the truth about their clan's annihilation. [[HeroicSacrifice Gau decides that it's worth it.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: The Shinrabansho.
* SecretIdentity: Many ninja/samurai in Nabari have various everyday jobs/occupations in the "surface world".
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: In an omake, Tobari is unable to attack Fuuma when he takes Raimei and Miharu's forms.[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Tobari is able to punch Fuuma when he takes Kouichi's form, though]].
* ShipTease: Miharu and Yoite. Raikou and Gau. Raimei and Kouichi.
* ShootingSuperman: Knowing full well that [[spoiler: Kouichi and Shijima are immortal, Raikou and Raimei keep attacking them anyways. ''For an entire night.'']]
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow: Played completely straight in Miharu and Raimei's cases - Miharu in particular misses at least two months of school after [[spoiler:using the Shinrabanshou]]...[[HandsOffParenting and when he comes back home, his grandmother is just happy he's making friends]]. It's averted by Yoite, who never attended school to begin with, and later by Gau when it's mentioned that he ended up having to drop out. It's justified in [[spoiler: Kouichi and Shijima]]'s cases because they're not actually kids.
* SleepCute: Miharu and Yoite in the anime ending.
* SnowMeansLove: [[spoiler:Yoite's death/erasure in the manga.]] Whether it be platonic or otherwise, a very deep love is shown between the two.
** But it's also [[spoiler:SnowMeansDeath]].
** In an expansion on a scene from the manga, the anime has Miharu comfort Yoite while they're both lying in the snow (bonus points for taking place on [[ChristmasInJapan Christmas]], a romantic holiday in Japan). This scene also has undertones of [[spoiler: SnowMeansDeath]], since Yoite's FreakOut had been prompted by [[spoiler: hearing he only had a few months to live]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Professor Flosetti's name is sometimes translated as "Professor Frosty".
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Miharu and his mother, Asahi. To the point that most non-fans simply assume that the two on this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nabari13_7896.png volume cover]] are Miharu and his own reflection.
* TakingTheBullet: Miharu gets a scar on his hand from stopping Yoite from killing Yae Oda. Also, Raikou's mother takes the bullet (or sword slash) for him. Gau does the same for Raimei to help Raikou.
* TemptingFate:
-->'''Asahi''': [[spoiler:I'll definitely come back alive. No one's going to hurt Akatsuki. No one's going to hurt anyone. It'll definitely go well.]]
* ThemeNaming: The names of the Shimizu siblings, Raikou and Raimei, mean "lightning" and "thunder", respectively. Though unrelated to the Shimizu family, Gau's name means "rain shower."
** Most of the characters are named after some sort of weather. Yoite means "evening breeze", Kumohira means "calm cloud", and Fuuma means "wind demon". Yukimi has the characters for "snow" (and "eye", go figure), Kouichi has the character for "rainbow", and Miharu's name has the character for "clear weather".
** Akatsuki means "dawn", and Asahi means "rising sun".
** Likely Kazuhiko and Kazuho.
** [[ThemeTwinNaming Makoto and Itsuwari]] ("truth" and "lie" respectively), Kasa's CreepyTwins.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Gau actually saves Raikou once by throwing a book at Yukimi. This is later repeated in a comedic attack when Raikou throws a book at Gau's face to shut him up.
* TickleTorture: Kouichi and Raikou do this to some random Alya Academy student for fun.
* ToMakeALongStoryShort:
--> '''Shijima''': Long story short, we're bound together by destiny.
--> '''Kouichi''': That's a really abridged version of the truth! It's not like that at all!
* [[spoiler:TragicBromance]]
* TheStoic: Both Miharu and Yoite.
* UnorthodoxReload: Yukimi's forced to reload his gun with his teeth after he [[spoiler:lost his arm]].
* VillainOverForDinner:
--> '''Hanabusa''': Miharu-kun, Yoite-kun, I brought you tea!
--> '''Thobari''': *chokes*
* WallGlower: Yoite does this in volume 6 of the manga.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Everyone from Kairoushuu.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Yoite has the same name as a cat Yukimi used to have. Strangely, this is later inverted when Yukimi gets another cat after [[spoiler:Yoite dies]] and, unconsciously influenced by the [[spoiler: traces of his memories of Yoite]](the person, not the first cat), names it Yoite. [[ZigZaggingTrope And in the end it's subverted]] when everyone [[spoiler: regains their memories of Yoite]] and Yukimi [[spoiler:renames the cat "Yoi"]].
* WhenItAllBegan: The "incident ten years ago", when the [[RealityWarper Shinrabanshou]] was used.
* WholePlotReference / ShoutOut: Raimei's RoaringRampageOfRevenge towards Raikou is very similar to the relationship between Sasuke and Itachi in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. The similarities increase with TheReveal that (''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' spoilers) [[spoiler: Raikou slaughtered the Shimizu clan as a result of their treason (like Itachi) and became a SilentScapegoat (like Itachi) so that Raimei's image of her family wouldn't be shattered]]. Ultimately, though, Raimei and Raikou's plotline has a different [[spoiler: read:happier]] ending than Sasuke and Itachi's.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler:Kouichi and Shijima]] are pretty desperate to escape from this.
* YouAreNotAlone: There are many moments of this throughout the series, between many different characters.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Raikou's case because he dyes his hair from blond to pink. Also, Shijima and Kouichi have white hair since they're [[spoiler: actually a white cat and snowy owl, respectively.]]
** It's played completely straight with Juuji, though, who for some reason has green-blue hair. Strangely, while characters often point out how unusual Raikou's hair color is, they never comment on Juuji's.
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Hattori decides to [[spoiler:have Yoite and Raikou killed]] when they start straying off Kairoushuu's mission. Ichiki, in turn, [[spoiler: decides to kill Hattori after he outlives ''his'' usefulness]].
* YouKilledMyFather: Both Raimei and Gau took great pains to try and avenge their parents' murders, putting their own safety on the line to do so.
* ZettaiRyouiki: ''Miharu'' manages this with shorts.
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