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[[caption-width-right:225:A DeadpanSnarker, a {{Tsundere}} {{Meido}}, and a BunnyEarsLawyer. Hence: your ''doom''.]]

A {{shounen}} manga and anime series by Sakura Kinoshita and Kazuko Higashiyama following a spiritually sensitive folklorist (did we mention he's an exorcist? And has a scar and bells that throb/ring anytime anything evil comes around?), his enthralled servant [[{{Kitsune}} fox]] Yoko, a bratty little girl who's in love with the final member of the group, a demon eating goblin/tengu who has been named 'Haruka', and their various escapades all throughout demon country, until the major GenreShift in the anime kicks in and everything gets a whole lot more depressing.

The anime is produced by Studio Deen.

Not to be confused with ''FinalFantasyTactics'', ''TacticsOgre'', or other strategy games.
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!!''Tactics'' provides examples of:
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Somehow, Kantarou's newly earned cash always runs out quickly...
* AGodAmI: Kantarou gets like this when a ''religion'' is devoted to him. [[spoiler: Turns out he's just putting it on for show to make his BatmanGambit work.]]
* {{Ahoge}}: Kantarou has one, although it's curled and isn't very noticeable.
* AntiGravityClothing
* AnyoneCanDie: In the anime, at least.
* AxCrazy: Haruka, when he feels another youkai disrespects him.
* TheBarnum: Yoko.
-->(talking about Haruka)"He's so...pretty. Maybe I can whore him out!"
* BadBoss: Kanatarou. To again quote Yoko on this:
-->"Welcome to hell, Haruka-chan. Even a badass like you will ''crumble'' under that guy."
* BatmanGambit: Kantarou is quite good at these...
* {{Bishounen}}: Hooo boy... Where to start?
** Kantaro and Sugino probably take the cake, though - If it weren't for their voices, they could easily be mistaken for girls.
** Even Kantaro's voice could be mistaken as a girl's, if he tries hard enough. See episode 4.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT try to take Haruka's rice bowl.
* BitingTheHandkerchief: Well, biting his robes; Sugino does this when he sees Muu-chan clinging to Kantaro.
* BleachedUnderpants: Kinoshita and Higashiyama are also a doujin duo that have notably done {{Yaoi}} based off the series.
* BrattyHalfPint: Suzu could classify, depending on character interpretation.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Kantarou.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Done with [[spoiler: Miyabi]]'s death.
* ChickMagnet: Haruka. There's even a hilarious sound effect played when another girl falls for him.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kantarou.
* DeadpanSnarker: Haruka.
* DudeWheresMyReward: Frequently, seeing as Kantarou is a grade-A money grubber.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Rosalie
* EmotionlessGirl: What Rosalie appears to be at first.
* {{Expy}}: Kantaro and Suzu look like adult Loki and Reiya from Matantei Loki Ragnarok. Of course, since Sakura Kinoshita is the artist, it's hardly surprising.
* {{Fangirl}}: Basically every female character on the show, save for [[OnlySaneMan Yoko]] is like this towards Haruka.
* {{Fanservice}}: ''Female'' fanservice at that.
* FestivalEpisode
* GenderBlenderName: When Kantarou names Haruka, he specifically states that his name is to be spelled with the kanji for "spring flowers." (As Haruka can be alternately said as "being distant")
* GenreShift
* GlamourFailure: Despite being humanized by Kantarou, Haruka ''is'' a powerful youkai.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/NanaMizuki voices Suzu, Creator/TomokoKawakami voices Yoko and [[Creator/TakahiroSakurai Sakupyon]] voices Haruka.
* IKnowYourTrueName
* ISeeDeadPeople
* ImAHumanitarian: Haruka ''is'' a demon-eater, so...
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Kantarou can get like this with certain youkai...
* ImprobableWeaponUser Averted. Kantarou uses scrolls and beads and such, but then you realize he ''is'' an exorcist.
* IllGirl: Miyabi, and later on [[spoiler: Suzu]].
* ItWasAllJustADream: [[spoiler: Episode 15.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Hasumi.
* LargeHam: Kantarou, hoo boy Kantarou...
* LetsYouAndHimFight
* {{Miko}} Kantarou dresses like one.
* MeaningfulName: Youko's entire name is Kantarou's way of making an IncrediblyLamePun: Youko is also the name of a type of fox demon, which is what Youko actually is, she is a youko named "Youko", a play on the female name Youko/Yoko.
* {{Meido}} Yoko, though her outfit is a rather odd combination of a traditional kimono and French maid apron.
* {{Obake}}
* OlderThanTheyLook: All of the youkai, obviously, but also Kantaro. At first glance, you think Kantaro must be eighteen-years-old, nineteen at most. But then you read volume three and learn that Hasumi is actually his '''''under'''classman'', and one has to wonder just how old the money-grubbing priest really is...
--> '''Haruka''': Underclassman? How old does that make Kantarou?
--> '''Yakko''': ... ... ...
--> '''Haruka''': ... Why aren't you answering, Yakko?
* OnlySaneMan: Despite being the show's resident Barnum, Yoko seems to be the one with the most amount of sense in her...
* ParentalObliviousness: Hasumi doesn't really seem to get that Rosalie can hold her own.
* PowersViaPossession: Rosalie.
* {{Plunder}}
* PurpleEyes: Suzu.
* PsychoLesbian / {{Yandere}}: The yuki-onna in the first episode (When she's possessed by an aradama, anyway.)
* RapunzelHair: Sugino; his hair goes at least down to his butt.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Haruka.
* RedEyesTakeWarning. Subverted. Kantarou is the only one who has them, and he's one of the only humans.
* RescueHug: Haruka once does this to [[HoYay Kantarou]].
* SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: [[spoiler: Suzu, it would seem.]]
* ShirtlessScene: [[{{Fanservice}} Both Kantarou and Haruka get one in episode 3]]. Granted, it ''was'' the HotSpringsEpisode, so it's to be expected.
* ShoutOut: Episode 15, in which the main characters are drawn to the house of a former friend of Suzu's, in rural Japan, everyone gets picked off one by one, Suzu goes bonkers, [[spoiler: at the end it turns out it was all just Suzu's hallucination]]...and the episode title is called [[HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi "The Fading Song of Summer Cicadas."]]
* SittingOnTheRoof
* TenMinuteRetirement: Yoko.
* {{Tsundere}}: Yoko
* {{Youkai}}
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