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[[caption-width-right:280:They were called Sorcerer Hunters.]]

A 13-volume manga written by SatoruAkahori with art by Ray Omishi, which was adapted into a 26-episode anime TV series and 3-part OAV. The series also spawned various video games and radio dramas.

The Spooner Continent is ruled by "Sorcerers", a WitchSpecies which rules over the [[{{Muggles}} "Parsoners"]] as a noble class. With their magical powers, they can exploit the Parsoners virtually at will. However, the are rumors of those who will punish any Sorcerers who abuse their powers and harm the innocent - a mysterious band of five teenagers, the "Sorcerer Hunters".

Meanwhile, CasanovaWannabe swordsman Carrot Glace, his {{Bishounen}} little brother Marron, [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous]] ActionGirl Chocolate Misu and her UnluckyChildhoodFriend ShrinkingViolet little sister Tira, and borderline HardGay muscleman Gateau Mocha [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]]... and you can see where this is going, can't you.

From the creator of ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'', ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'', and ''MazeMegaburstSpace''.
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!!This series contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Tira and Chocolat.
* AfterTheEnd
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler:Carrot actually finds it easier to get a date after TheReveal that he's possessed by the God of Destruction. The village girls think it makes him cool and mysterious.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Marron. According to one postscript in volume 10, the initial story made him openly gay; the wording didn't make it clear how much this aspect was changed.
* ArtEvolution
* BadassBookworm: Marron and Tira
* BeachEpisode
* BerserkButton: Hurt Carrot and Marron will ''kick your ass''.
* BestHerToBedHer: Gateau's younger sister Eclair once vowed that she would never fall in love with any man who couldn't beat her in a fight.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Marron, Mille, Tira, [[spoiler:Apricot, Cinnamon]]...
* BewareTheSuperman: The Sorcerers are treated as nobility to keep them from ''really'' causing trouble.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BoisterousBruiser: Gateau and Onion
* {{Brainwashed}}
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Gateau and Carrot in the second volume of the manga.
* CasanovaWannabe: Carrot
* ChineseGirl: Dota
* ClingyJealousGirl: Chocolat
* CommissarCap: Chocolat
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Carrot ''and'' Chocolat.
* DistressBall: ''Everyone'' gets handed one at some point.
* DubText: Marron is more or less asexual and doesn't really pay attention to Gateau's flirting, but the dub adds lines about his possible homosexuality.
* EdibleThemeNaming: ''Everyone.'' Relatively obvious are Carrot, Onion, Apricot, Count Potato Chips, and Cinnamon Tea; there's also Tira Misu, Chocolat (chocolate) and Marron (chestnut). Gateau, eclair, and mille-feuille are all French pastries. Sachertorte is a rich Austrian chocolate cake. Even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_%28dessert%29 Charlotte]] is a food name. Satoru Akahori is fond of this trope, and practically everything he writes uses it.
** Apricot's maiden name is ''Anzu'', which is Japanese for...apricot. So her name is basically Apricot Apricot. Double EdibleThemeNaming!
* {{Expy}}: The artist notes in the manga that Eclair's initial appearance is deliberately based on a certain female fighting game character, who is clearly Cammy from ''StreetFighter''. Not only that, but Eclair's brother Gateau is said to have been designed in the image of Guile. The artist also notes the village elder's similarity to Yoda of ''StarWars''.
** You can also spot ''tons'' of Expy Extras in the background of various manga panels, especially in the beach episodes, and {{Cosplay}}s of characters from SamuraiShodown, ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', UruseiYatsura and SuperDimensionFortressMacross, amongst others. In the 'Iron Chef' chapter, most of the cast of Franchise/{{Angelique}} seems to be in attendance.
* FaceHeelTurn -> HeelFaceTurn: Eclair, Gateau's younger sister in the manga.
** Plus a vanilla FaceHeelTurn in the backstory [[spoiler:Sacher Torte, who later does a bit of a turn again, but unfortunately RedemptionEqualsDeath]] and numerous HeelFaceTurn examples [[spoiler:Sirius, the village elder and his lover]].
* FanDisservice: You'd think a butler who lives to please his master and crossdresses would be hot. Unfortunately, [[{{Squick}} the master is a small child with a lisp and the butler is little old man]]. Pass the BrainBleach, please.
* {{Fanservice}}
* FirstGirlWins: [[spoiler: Tira in the manga]].
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Tira, the front-line fighter of the original manga PowerTrio and one of the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane People]] of the group, MegumiHayashibara.
** TheLancer: Chocolat, both more [[ClingyJealousGirl forward]] and more [[BadAss ruthless]] than her sister, [[MovesetClone with similar abilities]].
** TheBigGuy: Gateau, GentleGiant with SuperStrength.
** TheSmartGuy: Marron, The [[OnlySaneMan Other Sane Man]], the most well-read and intelligent of the team, and a GlassCannon magician in his own right.
** TheChick: Carrot, usually a [[CasanovaWannabe perverted]] [[TheLoad load on his teammates]], generally useless in a fight, but [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he has his moments of awesome]], even without being the secret weapon of the group.
** SixthRanger: Millefeuille and the other Haz Knights.
** {{Gainaxing}}: Done subtly in the TV series, done to a greater effect in the OVA. Chocolate gets it far more often because her outfit in the OVA (also given to her [[spoiler:when she is revived]] at the end of the TV series, and it's her regular outfit in the manga) is probably the world's least practical outfit for battle: saggy pants held up by thin suspenders with ''[[FetishFuel no top on.]]''
* GainaxEnding: The last episode of the anime. Absolutely NOTHING is explained, and it's more confusing that having no ending at all.
* GenkiGirl: Dota, Eclair after her HeelFaceTurn in the manga.
* GentleGiant: Gateau
* HealingHands: Tira
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Marron in the anime, Tira and Gateau in the manga.]] [[UnexplainedRecovery They come back, though.]]
** And [[spoiler: And Mama and the Haz Knights, in the manga]]. [[spoiler: They don't.]].
* HotSpringsEpisode
* IdiotHero: Carrot
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Gateau loves showing off his body to lots of girls... and to Marron.
* {{Jerkass}}: Carrot and his manga-only father Onion, at certain points.
* KnifeNut: Chocolat's other WeaponOfChoice, aside of her RazorFloss, are throwing knives.
** Also [[spoiler:Apricot, in the manga]]
* KnightTemplar: Sacher Torte will create [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans a better world]] At Any Cost(tm).
* LastOfHisKind: Dota and Sirius are the last of a species of Winged People in the manga, which is never expanded on past volume 6.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: The reason Carrot's not into Chocolat or Tira.
* LotusEaterMachine: The anime episode with the magic book that grants the Hunters' wishes; Carrot gets split into ''three parts'' to grant both his wishes and the Misu sisters'. The episode also proudly [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leans on the fourth wall]].
* LoveTriangle
* MamaBear: Apricot Glace. In the manga, [[spoiler: she took on a DEMON LORD to protect Carrot. When said demon tried to possess her to capture Carrot, she ''[[DrivenToSuicide killed herself]]'' to stop him]].
* MarketBasedTitle: Creator/{{ADV Films}} released the second half of the series as "Spell Wars: [-Sorcerer Hunters' Revenge-]" to persuade the American market that the anime had [[GrowingTheBeard Grown The Beard]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Tira, outside the battlefield.
* MegumiHayashibara: Tira. Also sings in the OP, ''What's Up Guys?''
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands
* NoFourthWall: Happens constantly, but especially courtesy of Potei and his butler. The most blatant example is a chapter near the middle of the manga where Carrot thinks the series is ending, and proceeds to promise all his teammates their ideal endings. An author {{cameo}} jumps in just in time to ruin the ensuing Carrot/Marron HoYay, and explain that Carrot got the chapter title wrong.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Carrot's reason for spurning Chocolat and Tira's advances.
** Well, it's also because they regularly beat him senseless with whips and imprison him when he tries to chase girls and are just generally terrifying.
* NotAsYouKnowThem: What happened to Carrot in the sequels is pretty traumatizing.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Tira in "combat" mode favors these.
* OjouRinglets: Big Mama. Quite amusing, since [[spoiler:she actually does turn to ''be'' a princess.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Salad Chips is ''35'' for a good portion of her appearances, but looks like a junior high schooler.
* ParentalAbandonment: Quite a few dead or missing parents in this one, folks.
** Add ParentalBetrayal, as [[spoiler:Chocolat and Tira's surrogate father, Sacher Torte, does a FaceHeelTurn and becomes the BigBad]] during their backstory.
** MissingMom: Carrot and Marron's mother, Apricot.
*** Though [[spoiler:she manages to [[UnexplainedRecovery get better]]]] in a surprisingly well-justified way.
* PersonalityPowers
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Especially in the anime.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: Carrot and Tira in the manga, quite literally. '''Twice'''.]]
* RazorFloss: Chocolat's favorite weapon, also used by Tira ina slightly different form.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler:Carrot has the "God of Destruction" sealed within him.]]
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip
* ShrinkingViolet: Tira in "normal" mode.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Most often with character names -- ''Daughter'' or ''Dotta''? -- but even the name of the continent itself is not immune. Tokyopop alternated between translating it as ''Spooner'' and ''Spoolner''.
* StayInTheKitchen: Gateau's attitude toward Eclair, even going as far to ''slap'' her when she wants to get in on the adventuring. Extra weird because she's the stronger of the two.
* {{Stripperific}}: Chocolat and Tira, literally.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Millefeuille in the manga and {{OVA}}s.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Carrot's shapeshifting.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: Mousse in the manga.
* {{Tsundere}}: Chocolat (more tsuntsun) and Tira (more deredere). Carrot and Marron's mother Apricot in the manga qualifies as well.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: Chocolat in the manga]].
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Carrot's disturbed when he discovers that Millefeuille's actually male. Millefeuille is still happy to continue flirting; Carrot's reaction after the reveal falls under StupidSexyFlanders, as seen above.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: Tira in the manga]].
* WeHelpTheHelpless: What the FiveManBand does, strictly.
* WhipItGood: Tira's weapon is a whip.
* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: [[spoiler:Charlotte, Big Mama's traumatised little brother]] in the manga.
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