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Kotarou Higuchi, a classical [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Grade School Student]] suffering from ParentalAbandonment, suddenly finds himself [[TheGlomp glomped]] by his new VerbalTic -afflicted [[TheDitz Ditzy]] GenkiGirl neighbor, a girl named Misha. She assures him that she is an angel in training and she is on Earth to take care of him. She then proceeds to demonstrate it enrolling in his same school (although since she is seemingly older and assigned to the High School section, she still escapes to the elementary wing to watch over Kotarou), following and glomping him at the minor chance and often without excuse, for amusement of Kotarou's best friend Takashi Ayanokouji (aka Ten-chan). This is to the great annoyance of Koboshi Uematsu, a girl who has a crush on Kotarou, who immediately sees Misha as a rival.

Complications (and [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]]) ensues when, after Kotarou discovers that Misha is ''really'' an angel, a demon apprentice named Shia arrives in town. But, while Misha is just inefficient as an angel, Shia is absolutely ''[[ReluctantMonster awful]]'' [[ReluctantMonster as a demon]], since she is [[IllGirl anemic]], sweet, considerate, and a perfect HouseWife. Then, when Misha and Shia move in together, even with both girls being aware of each other identity and alignment, it doesn't take long to predict that things are not going to end well.

This series is incredibly sweet and light-hearted, even with the [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark past]] of almost all the cast. The original manga of this series was drawn by Creator/KogeDonbo, the mangaka who designed ''DiGiCharat'', so expect the same kind of MoeMoe character design.
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This series provides examples of:

* TheAce: Ten-chan. He consistently has the highest marks in class, is good at sports, and a lot of girls have crushes on him due to his good looks, not to mention his energetic and friendly personality. However, he reveals that he actually works very hard to achieve such high marks.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The villagers to Kotaroh.
* AllThereInTheManual: The third light novel (which was never translated; see NoExportForYou below) reveals [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Nya]]'s real name: [[spoiler:Klaus Rosenberg]].
* AlternateContinuity: The anime is separate from everything else.
* AnimalEaredHeadband: Koboshi always wears a pair of fake cat ears. She takes them off in the last chapter of the manga.
* AscendedExtra: The Mitarai siblings appear much more often in the anime than in the manga.
* BeachEpisode: Anime episode 18.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Don't hurt Taro. Shia will go on a rampage.]]
* BishieSparkle
* BittersweetEnding: The manga. [[TearJerker Very much]].
** This troper found the manga's ending to be meaningful and empowering. Kotarou [[spoiler:is separated from Misha, but does so on his own terms and finally gains the strength to start living his own life. He doesn't get the girl but he becomes a better person than he was at the start of the series, and that's [[AnAesop better]].]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:Kotaroh's ability to see the supernatural and predict death.]]
* BunniesForCuteness: Misha wears bunny shaped HairDecorations which signify her childish and cute characterization.
* ButNowIMustGo: More like But Now You Must Go, when in the manga [[spoiler:Kotarou asks Misha to use her magic to take away his ability to see the supernatural, meaning they won't be able to see each other anymore.]]
* CanonForeigner
* CatGirl: Nya turns Kaoru into one via DemonicPossession in anime episode 17.
* CatsAreMean: Nya, a ranking demon, spends most of the series (in the anime, the entire series) in the body of a black cat.
* DeathCourse: The Mitarais' BigFancyHouse features one for Hiroshi's "training."
* DeadpanSnarker: Kotarou.
* TheDitz: Misha.
* {{Dojikko}}: Misha.
* DoomMagnet: Shima laments that misfortune is drawn to her throughout the flashbacks involving her. Taro doesn't care.
* DreamMelody: The song in the manga. Well, the lyrics, anyway.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Kotaroh in the manga]].
* EducationMama: Ten-chan is a victim of this.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Shia and Misha's sense of fashion falls here.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Well, embarrassing last name: Mitarai means 'toilet'. This leads to nicknames like Poops.
* ExpressiveAccessory - Misha's rabbit hair decorations.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Failure to pass the angel or demon exams will result in Misha or Shia to be deleted from existence and all memories of them expunged.
* FirstGirlWins: Manga-only, subverted; Kotaru ''knew'' Koboshi first, but Misha is introduced to the readers first.
* TheGlomp: Misha is very quick to do it to Kotarou. Heck, the title is a contraction of Pittari Tenshi, or [[MeaningfulName Clinging Angel]]!
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]: [[spoiler:Kotaroh and the first Shino are half-demon. Kotarou and Shino are descended from the first Shino and as such are about one-eighth demon]].
* GoodColorsEvilColors: Misha (angel apprentice) wears a black dress and (demon apprentice) Shia's devilish outfit is mosty white, but when we see (full angel) Sasha's impolute white dress a possible explanation is both Heaven and Hell dress their younger members with the colors of the "Other Side".
** Subversion when off the job, with Misha's [[{{Joshikousei}} school outfit]] and Shia's [[{{Meido}} maid uniform]]
** Also a subverion in the manga, Misha is forced to wear black as [[spoiler: punishment for supposedly driving someone to suicide]]. Shia's apparently just so non-evil that she likes wearing white.
* HalloweenEpisode: The manga chapter ''How to Enjoy Halloween''.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Misha and Shia, in a way.
* HotSpringsEpisode:
** The manga chapters ''How to Enjoy Oneself at the Hot Springs: Part 1'' and ''How to Enjoy Oneself at the Hot Springs: Part 2''
** Anime episode 4.
** The fancomic ''The Aurora Borealis Plot'' (included in the ''Pita-Ten Official Fan Book Vol. 3'') is a minor one.
* HowWeGotHere: The first light novel, ''How to Spend a Day Slightly in the Past'', consists of four such flashbacks with a FramingDevice.
* IAmAMonster: [[spoiler:Shima/Shia has one of these moments after her rampage at seeing Taro hurt after the Great Kanto Earthquake. She tells Taro to forget about her, but [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he tells her he loves her and will never leave her]].]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The "lessons" (chapters/episodes) are all named ''[[InstructionalTitle How to ____]]''.
* ImportantHaircut: Koboshi in the manga.
* InstructionalTitle: The "lessons" (chapters/episodes) [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming are all named]] ''How to ____''.
* InvisibleToNormals: All supernatural beings. Misha and Shia can be seen because they have fallen to a level that low, and others [[spoiler:can only be seen by Kotarou and Shino due to their demon heritage]].
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Koboshi and Kaoru try to be ones, with varying degrees of success. Misha is genuinely one, and is perceived as annoying by the above mentioned.
* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:Taro]].
* KidAnova: Ten-chan. It's also implied that he's a budding {{Bishounen}}.
* KidSamurai: Hiroshi.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Shia.
* LikesOlderWomen: Ten-chan and his infatuation with Shia, who may or may not be ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, but is significantly older than him in any case. Even not counting that, Ten-chan is STILL a 12 year old boy who ends up seriously perusing a relationship with a girl who physically appears to be 19.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Deliciously lampshaded and subverted, since Misha and Shia don't see each other as enemies, even if as a race, they must... but again, both are the most ineffective members of their respective groups, so...
* LoveDodecahedron
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: '''Misha.'''
* MayflyDecemberRomance
* {{Mentors}}: Sasha for Misha, and Nya for Shia.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Shia, who can't stop being nice. When she tries to be evil all she does is PokeThePoodle.
* MissingEpisode: A side story where Kotarou has a crush on a girl in his study class. The only indication that this side story exists is that it was mentioned by Koge-Donbo in the ''Writer's Talk'' afterword of the ''Pita-Ten Official Fan Book Vol. 3''.
* MoeStare: Misha.
* NerdGlasses: Hiroshi.
* NewTransferStudent: Misha.
* NobleDemon: Nya and Shia, in a way. Shia just embodies the "noble" part, however.
* NoExportForYou:
** The anime. It even has a Spanish version released in 2005 from Animax Latinamerica, but to this day, it has yet to be licensed in America.
** Only the first two light novels were released in English; the third one was never translated.
* NoNameGiven: Nya, until the third light novel (see AllThereInTheManual above).
* OlderThanTheyLook: Koboshi is just short.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Shima/Shia]] goes into this mode when [[spoiler:the Great Kanto Earthquake hits and injures Taro]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Nya, until the third light novel revealed him to be named [[spoiler:Klaus Rosenberg]].
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Hiroshi's attitude against Ten-chan. In exchange, Ten-chan mostly ignores Hiroshi.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Kotarou, even though he's only in 6th grade.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* OvertookTheManga
* PaperFanOfDoom: Koboshi's weapon of choice.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kotarou lost his mother in an accident, and his father often works until late hours.
* PensieveFlashback: The main source of {{Exposition}} in later chapters.
* PostEpisodeTrailer
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Misha, Sasha, and Shia.
* [[spoiler:ReincarnationRomance]]: Manga-only.
* SexySantaDress: Misha's outfit in one piece of SideStoryBonusArt (the ''Pita-Ten 2001 School Calendar'''s December illustration, also included in the ''Pita-Ten Artbook'').
* {{Shotacon}}:
** Many characters see Misha's attitudes towards Kotarou as this.
** As well as Sasha's crush on Ten-chan.
* SickEpisode: The fancomics ''The Day I Caught a Cold'' and ''How to Stay Home'' (both included in the ''Pita-Ten Official Fan Book Vol. 1'').
* SnowMeansDeath
* SpookyPhotographs: At the end of the second light novel, ''How to Protect Those Dear to You''.
* TheStoic
* SuperDeformed
* TagAlongKid: Shino
* TokyoTower
* TranslationConvention: To differentiate the main character 湖太郎 (Kotarou) from his ancestor 小太郎 (also Kotarou), the second is spelled Kotaroh in Tokyopop's translation.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Koboshi.
* UnusualEars: Koboshi. The cat ears are really a headband, but still.
* VacationEpisode: The second light novel, ''How to Protect Those Dear to You''.
* VerbalTic: Misha, with "~su".
* TheVerse: ''Pita-Ten'' shares a universe with Koge-Donbo's one-volume manga ''YokiKotoKiku''. Shima, along with Nya (apparently as a normal cat), appears in chapters five and six of ''Yoki Koto Kiku''.
* WeightWoe: Koboshi gets this in one episode in an attempt to be more feminine.
* WhatHaveIBecome: [[spoiler:Shima/Shia finally decides to leave for the demon world when she nearly kills her own son to take his life force.]]
* WholeEpisodeFlashback:
** The novel stories ''How to Make Friends'', ''How to Laugh It Up in Heaven'', ''How to Meet People in the Human World'' and ''How to Defeat Your Rivals'' (all included in the first light novel, ''How to Spend a Day Slightly in the Past'').
** The manga chapters ''How to Peek Upon an Unknown Time Part 1'', ''How to Peek Into an Unknown Time: Part 2'', ''How to Find What You're Looking For: Part 2'', ''How to Find What You're Looking For: Part 3'' and ''How to Find What You're Looking For: Part 4''.
* WingedHumanoid: Misha and her sister Sasha, both being angels.
* WreckedWeapon: The top of Shia's staff gets broken during the HotSpringsEpisode. In the manga she keeps it anyway; in the anime it isn't seen again.
* {{Yandere}}: Koboshi is a mild version.
* YouAreTooLate: A more [[TearJerker tragic]] version in the manga: [[spoiler:Shia finally regains her memories of her time as Shima, and her promise to return to Taro, only to find that he has already died.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Misha's pink hair and Kotarou, Shino, Hiroshi, and Kaoru's purple.
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