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'''''The Cherry Project''''' is the Creator/NaokoTakeuchi manga that ran from 1990-1991. It spanned 3 volumes and was rereleased in 1992.

The story's main character is Asuka [[PunnyName Chieri]], a fourteen-year-old aspiring figure skater. One lucky day she [[CrashIntoHello meets her]] childhood inspiration and crush, professional figure skater Masanori Tsuzuki at the rink. [[ContrivedCoincidence He's looking for a partner,]] and once he transfers to her school they decide to team up. Chieri then needs to skate at the school's fundraiser, and finds love with Tsuzuki. Things reveal [[FatalFlaw not to be so easy]] Chieri searches for the key that she is missing.

Possibly exists in the same universe as ''Manga/SailorMoon'' and ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' due to cameos.
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!!!Tropes used by ''The Cherry Project'':

* AlphaBitch: "Princess" Canty.
* BettyAndVeronica: Chieri and Canty
* BigFancyHouse: Tsuzuki has one despite his father having a normal job.
* {{Bishonen}} All of the guys, even Chieri's father.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Canty
* ContrivedCoincidence
* CrashIntoHello
* [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Cherry, at least to her.
* FatalFlaw
* GenkiGirl: Yuni
* GratuitousEnglish: Chieri notes that Canty's English is show-offy and makes her feel stupid, but Canty's English is poor. Hiroshi also wears a New York Yankees hat.
* GreenEyedMonster: Canty
* HandsOnApproach: Chieri gets embarrassed when Tsuzuki shows her how to do stunts this way.
* IceQueen: "Princess" Canty
* InstantExpert: Chieri is quick to go from prodigy to expert.
* KaraokeBox
* LoveBubbles
* MagicFeather: Chieri's crystal necklace for luck.
* ManipulativeBitch: Canty
* MeetCute
* MissingMom: Chieri's mom died in a plane crash.
* {{New Transfer Student}}s
* NotAMorningPerson: Chieri
* NotSoStoic: Tsuzuki
* PersonalityBloodTypes: Chieri calls Tsuzuki a "Typical A" and he calls her a "Typical B" back.
* PlayingHardToGet: Tsuzuki
* PluckyGirl: Chieri
* PunnyName: Chieri
* RichBitch: Canty
* RiseToTheChallenge
* {{Sarashi}}: Canty wears one for her practice outfit.
* SeriousBusiness: Princess Canty ''hates'' girls who "skate for fun".
* ShownTheirWork: Most of the figure skating stunts, while difficult for any amateur skater to do, have accurately drawn forms.
* SignificantBirthDate: Tsuzuki and Chieri share a birthday.
* SpoiledBrat: "Princess"
* StudentCouncilPresident: Chieri
* SweetTooth: Chieri
* [[TeachMeHowToFight Teach Me How to Skate]]
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: This is oddly inverted. Chieri learns everything technically by copying other's techinical moves, but doesn't have the "artistic grace" that Canty has.
* ToBeAMaster
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chieri loves chocolate bananas.
-->"You're Cherry but you like bananas? You're weird."
* TrainingFromHell
* TransferStudentUniforms
* WackyGuy: Kouichi
* YouLookFamiliar: Miss Haruna is also Manga/SailorMoon's teacher.
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