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''+Anima'' is a manga series written by Natsumi Mukai, and licensed in America by [[TokyoPop TOKYOPOP]]. Beings who possess animal-like powers walk among humans in this alternate universe. These mysterious mutants, the +Anima, are shunned by society. Four outcasts in particular - Cooro, a boy with crow-like powers; Husky, a fish-boy; Senri, a bear +Anima; and a girl named Nana, who wields the power of the bat - search for others like themselves while trying to gain acceptance in a world cruel to anyone or anything that is different.
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!!Provides examples of:
* AerithAndBob: In the fifth volume, the four mains (Cooro, Husky, Senri and Nana) meet a boy named Kevin. (Since they travel a lot and have crossed into at least one other country, cultural differences might justify this.)
* AbusiveParents: Nana reveals that [[AlcoholicParent her father]] used to beat her and her mother. A flashback shows that during one beating Nana tried to stop him which accidentally led to her impaling his hand with her sewing scissors. In a rage he chased her into the dark woods with a cleaver, where she first turned into her bat +Anima to save her life.
* {{Animorphism}}: And how... [[HumanityEnsues most of the time.]]
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler: Blanca.]]
** Subverted with [[spoiler: Cooro]], as Aaron's story negates what Fly tells [[spoiler: Cooro]] about his birth.
* AttractiveBentGender: Husky, whenever he's cross-dressing. And ''even when he's not.'' (He likes jewelry...)
* BearsAreBadNews: Senri, though he's generally nice unless you decide to harm his friends. [[spoiler:Of course, there's the matter of what happens when his eyepatch comes off...]]
* BerserkButton:
** Don't call Husky a girl.
** Also, don't hurt Senri's friends. Or take his book.
** Talking about +Anima or Kim-un-Kur around Ignas isn't the best idea, either.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Fly to Cooro. ''Dear God.''
* BigEater: Cooro is known for having a large appetite. He's usually the reason why the group runs out of food quickly.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Husky's family.
* BishieSparkle: Cooro [[DeliberatelyCuteChild can summon these at will]]. Husky sometimes gets them too, though in his case it's more like [[DudeLooksLikeALady Bishojo Sparkles]]...
* {{Bishonen}}: Husky.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Magdala.
* BloodBrothers: Cooro and Husky, for the most part.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Having his Anima taken from him by Fly was pretty much what finally sent Cooro mindlessly spiraling. See Driven to Suicide for the outcome.]]
* CatGirl: Rose, though as a sort of subversion she only has the claws, slitted eyes and Naruto-like FacialMarkings - no ears or even CuteLittleFangs.
** [[http://www.mangareader.net/224-16173-33/anima/chapter-15.html Oh she's got fangs all right]]; [[BerserkButton they come out if you mess with her brother.]]
* CheerfulChild: Cooro is the most cheery and innocent of the main characters.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Blanca. We see her on the FIRST PAGE of the entire series, right before chapter 1.]]
* TheChick: Nana, although she does fight occasionally.
* CoolBigSis: Rose acts like this both to her younger brother and, to some extent, to our gang.
* CrossingTheDesert: For some reason, most of Sailand just ''is'' a desert. [[spoiler:And with help from Crystala, Cooro and Nana cross one to try and save Husky and Senri.]]
* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: Chapter 8.3, ''Shines in the Darkness''.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Cooro (brown eyes and hair) and Husky (blue eyes and hair).
* DarkAndTroubledPast: All of the main characters have one of these [[spoiler:because childhood trauma causes children to become Anima]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: Cooro has black wings, which makes most people think he's a bad guy, ie, an angel of death. However, he is nothing but a +Anima, albeit a very unique one.
** The same applies to Nana and her bat +Anima, though it isn't mentioned as often.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: When they sit around and talk with Fly, [[spoiler:who tries to sweet talk them into giving up their Animas.]] For some reason, only Cooro is the one catching on, albeit silently.
** Cooro may be the only one catching on because [[spoiler:he had already promised to give up his Anima to Fly as a very young child.]]
* DoorstopBaby: A variation; Cooro fell into a church when he was a baby, [[spoiler:having become +Anima during his [[TraumaticCSection postmortem delivery]], while his mother's newly-deceased body was being [[DueToTheDead consumed by crows]]]]. The nuns there took him in and raised him.
* DrivenToSuicide: Volume 10: [[spoiler:Cooro.]]
** TalkingDownTheSuicidal: [[spoiler:"Tell us what ''you'' want for once!"]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Poor Husky; it even gets to the point where the other main characters question his gender.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Magdala, at least in her fashion.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: That being said, not many girls have actually been interested in Husky anyway.
* EyepatchOfPower: Senri wears one [[spoiler:to keep his rabid, man-eating Anima contained. When it comes off, you have but seconds to run far, far away. His +Anima is also why he doesn't express any emotion.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: Cooro. He has emotions and opinions, but smiles through it all and never goes against another's choice, even if he wants to. He fits the trope to a 'T' when near Fly.
* FairyTaleMotifs: The "Mermaid Princess" legend pararells to The Non-[[{{Disneyfication}} Disneyfied]] "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" story.
* FantasticRacism: In some chapters, the group come across people who hate +Anima. Taken UpToEleven in Sailand.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Senri's backstory can get... bloody.
* {{Fetish}}:
** Senri tends to have a thing for Bloodplay. (Although not introduced sexually, it's a pretty herfderf concept.)
** Rose, being older than the kids, did seem to catch on to the sexual aspect of it... She suddenly seemed to give up on her interest in Senri after he [[HoYay licked Cooro]].
* FlashBack: Nana's explanation of how she got her Anima, among numerous others about their pasts.
* FlowerInHerHair: Rose.
* ForgotICouldntSwim: Cooro, Cooro, Cooro... *sigh*
* FriendToAllChildren: Senri. He's only about 15 or 16 himself, but he will go great lengths to protect a child, immediately from the moment he sees it's needed.
* GenderBlenderName: Husky's real name is [[spoiler: Myrrha, which is most commonly used for girls.]] He was nicknamed "Husky" because of the 'husky' sound of his voice.
* GogglesDoNothing: Averted, sort of. Cooro uses his ONCE in the entire series.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Nana (bat wings) and Cooro (crow wings) would generally fall under 'Evil' wings, but the characters certainly aren't evil. [[spoiler:Fly with Cooro's wings, on the other hand...]]
* HairColorDissonance: Husky's hair is described in-universe as being blonde but it appears to be blue or silver in volume covers. WordOfGod states it is silver.
* HappinessInSlavery: Crystal acts as more of a protector than a master; her slaves, including Daisy [[spoiler: and Senri, in his backstory]], are clearly loyal to her and seem quite happy.
* HeManWomanHater[=/=]GirlsHaveCooties: Husky's technically prepubescent, but since he doesn't actually think girls are 'icky', and has actual legitimate reasons for hating them, it's safe to assume it's unlikely for him to really warm up to women in the future[[spoiler: [[ShipTease He warms up to Nana just fine.]] He just doesn't show it well.]]
* HitchHikerHeroes: Especially in the first couple chapters.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Chapter 14, when the crew finds themselves in the town of Bubbly.
* IBelieveICanFly: There sure are a lot of winged +Anima; of the 15 named ones, 8 are birds or other flying critters of some sort, [[spoiler:including Blanca, though [[OurAngelsAreDifferent she's all sorts of things at once]]]]. There's even Shadow, who can't fly, but he wishes he could.
** Justified as [[spoiler: children gain their +anima when they are about to die and see the animal in question. You're a lot more likely to see a bird than anything else just because they're always around and the power of flight in most cases will save the child's life.]]
* IdentityAmnesia: Senri [[spoiler:gets this after his eyepatch is removed. He not only goes berserk, but does not remember Cooro, Husky, or Nana]]. [[spoiler:This happened previously when Senri was young, and was given his pressed flower book to remember Crystala]].
* IdiotHero: Cooro, though he subverts it often.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Nana often feels like this, and at one point [[spoiler:she is offered a chance to give up her Anima]], though she decides against it.
* InstantCosplaySurprise:
** Played a little different. Cooro is stripped of clothing very quickly by Husky (who also strips himself), instead of being changed into a new outfit. Cooro comments on Husky's ability to remove entire outfits from ''two'' people in a span of what seems to be 3 seconds, and soon becomes confused on 'why [he's] naked too.'
** Also played straight, when Nana knocks Husky out and puts him in a dress.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Husky manages to convince Cooro not to kill himself at the last minute.]]
* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife:
** Sinon tries to quit his 'job' as Magdala's guard, and in turn gets thrown into a coliseum and used as a play toy for Magdala's pet Lionesses. It nearly kills him.
** Similarly, Husky and Cooro politely turn down the opportunity to become her guards, so they get thrown into a dungeon and get water poured on them all night so they can't sleep.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Fly]] [[DisneyVillainDeath falls]] into the ocean after losing the Anima that he stole from [[spoiler:Cooro]].
* KidsAreCruel: None of Husky's siblings treated him well.
* LimitedWardrobe: Due to their constant travelings, they only get one new set of clothes through the series. Except Nana, who just turns up with new clothes whenever she feels like it. (She does say where she got them from - she usually sews them herself.)
* LittleBitBeastly: Cooro and Nana, and the majority of lower-tier Anima.. Generally, the lucky Anima who get this are more good. Other minor characters might have more of their body- say, their head- transformed.
* AMacGuffinFullOfMoney: The treasure chest in one of the extra chapters. But, it ends up getting eaten by an interesting looking fish.
* MadeASlave:
** [[spoiler:Senri]], in his backstory. [[spoiler:He, along with Husky,]] experienced this again when they reached Sailand.
** And any +Anima who lives in Sailand.
** Husky being sold to the Ringmaster may also count as this.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Fly.]]
* ModestRoyalty: [[spoiler:So much, in fact, that Husky never even tells them he was a Crown Prince before becoming a +Anima.]]
* ModestyTowel: Everyone but Rose keeps their towels on after entering the onsen in chapter 14.
* NearDeathExperience: This is what's required to receive Anima powers.
* OneMythToExplainThemAll: A subtle version. It's implied that legends like mermaids, werewolves or angels may actually be people with Anima powers.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Husky. For one thing, he's male. [[DudeLooksLikeALady That doesn't stop some people from mistaking him for one, though.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Happens quite a lot, actually.
* ParentalFavoritism: A ''very'' large part of [[spoiler: Sailand's Royal Family. The King's children were ranked from Most Favorite to Least Favorite. This is why Husky was named Crown Prince out of birth order. It's also why Dylana then tried to kill him.]]
* PerpetualMolt: ''All'' the bird +Anima.
* PingPongNaivete: Cooro's usually pretty ignorant to the world, but he has his moments of knowledge.
* PornStache: The Ringmaster has one. Oh yes.
* PowerTattoo: It's technically a scar, but the +Anima mark is the source of their abilities. However, as shown in Chapter 50, [[spoiler:losing an Anima causes the scar to melt away]].
* TheRunaway: [[spoiler:Husky and Nana.]] Both can technically be considered Type 2.
* SilentBob: Pinion. Senri is more TheQuietOne, as he does speak - albeit very rarely and in brief sentences.
* ShipperOnDeck[=/=]YaoiFangirl: Though it's played for laughs, Nana makes a ''lot'' of innuendoes about Kevin's crush on "the mermaid" (i.e. Husky). Sometimes she seems to hint at Husky/Cooro, too.
* ShootYourMate: Subverted. Cooro attacks Husky because he thinks it'd be fun, and less because they're in opposing gangs who like to kill each other.
* SpoiledBrat: Magdala. She has everything she could ask for, [[spoiler: tries to have one of her servants ''killed'' when he asks to leave,]] and throws a hissy fit when [[spoiler:he manages to escape anyway (by becoming a goose +Anima.)]]
* SuperPowerfulGenetics: People with Anima power are believed to have Kim-un-Kur blood in their veins. [[spoiler: In reality, children gain Anima powers from the first animal they see during a NearDeathExperience.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Cooro. Much like his [[ExtremeDoormat Extreme Doormatism]], Cooro uses his smile and cheer to hide how positively unhappy he is, '''especially''' when someone even '''hints''' at Fly's person.
* SuperDrowningSkills: You're not Husky? Oh, okay; then you can't even come ''close'' to being able to swim.
** More like, "You're not a fish +Anima? Forget you!", since [[spoiler: Husky couldn't swim either before he became a +Anima. In fact, that's exactly ''why'' he became one.]]
*** Though it tends to be NAMED characters who can't swim. One chapter hints that others who live by water can swim. But not the nobles - [[TruthInTelevision swimming was for peasants, as nobles could just have a bridge or ship built.]]
* SuperHumanTrafficking: In Sailand all +Anima are slaves. If they donít have a master, they will be arrested and sold on the slave market anyway. Itís the law. They are mostly sold to people, who can make use of their powers (swimming +Anima for fishman ect.), but more attractive ones may be bought to just stand around and look pretty.
* SweetPollyOliver: Subverted when Nana spends a whole chapter trying to find a proof that Husky is a crossdressing girl. When he finds out, Husky proves her wrong [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in no uncertain terms]].
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: An early chapter mentions how Anima who are unlucky enough to have a monstrous transformation have a chance of losing their humanity if they are not careful.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Cooro and his apples.
** [[WordOfGod According to the author,]] Nana loves homemade food and baked goods, which remind her of a warm and comforting home.
** Senri like sweet things, such as honey.
** Apparently, Husky likes eating fish.
* TrueCompanions: At least two of the main four have given up the possibility of stable and permanent homes to continue traveling with the others.
* {{Tsundere}}: Husky.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Senri]], if he loses control of his +Anima power and lets his animal instincts take over. This would happen every time [[spoiler:he loses his EyepatchOfPower]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Played with - straight, sometimes averted, and lampshaded with Husky, whose Anima powers are only any use [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman when water is involved... which happens a lot.]] However, Nana once remarks that hey, Husky [[PlotTailoredToTheParty was the only one who didn't use his Anima in this chapter]], to which he answers that duh, there was no water. [[GenreSavvy Cooro then suggests they try to find a lake for their next destination, just because.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Husky, again. In Chapter 1 and Chapter 39/40.
** Plus that time in chapter 13, though to be fair Nana did it while he was unconscious.
* WickedStepmother: Lady Dylana, [[spoiler:Husky's]] stepmother. She tried to drown him so that her own son can become the heir to the kingdom.
* WomanInWhite: [[MeaningfulName Blanca]], an angelic-looking +Anima. [[spoiler:She's artificial, though]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be A Forest At Night?]]: Nana has a [[AbusiveParents damn good excuse.]]
* WingedHumanoid: Cooro, Nana, and all the other bird/flying +Anima. [[spoiler: Played a bit straighter with Blanca, since, well, she's [[ArtificialHuman not exactly human.]]]]
* YoungestChildWins: [[spoiler:Unfortunately for hostile step-brother Kean, Husky isn't hostile back, is younger, and most definitely wins.]]
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