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->''"...for that, I cannot forgive you! The Love Angel Wedding Peach is extremely displeased!"''
-->-- '''[[InTheNameOfTheMoon Wedding Peach's speech]]'''

'''''Wedding Peach''''' is a MagicalGirl story centered around a wedding [[{{Motifs}} motif]]. A mixed-media project from 1994, it was overseen by Sukehiro Tomita, known for being a major writer on the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' series. The manga, illustrated by Nao Yazawa, ran for 6 volumes. The 51 episode anime was created by {{Creator/KSS}} and Creator/OLMIncorporated. Partially due to their shared writer and character designer, the story is often compared to ''Sailor Moon'' moreso than any other MagicalGirl series.

OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Momoko Hanasaki dreams of getting married in a beautiful wedding dress someday, but in the meantime has to deal with getting bad grades, supporting her [[MissingMom single father]] and working at the school paper with her two best friends, Yuri and Hinagiku.

One day, Momoko is awakened as the "Love Angel" Wedding Peach, a warrior in the ancient battle against devils and their queen [[BigBad Reine Devila]], who hopes to rid the world of love and spread hatred among humanity. Accompanied by Yuri and Hinagiku as fellow Love Angels Lily and Daisy and occasionally aided by high-ranking angel Sir Limone, she wields ThePowerOfLove granted to her by the goddess Aphrodite.

To ensure the triumph of good versus evil, they need to find the mythical [[OldNewBorrowedAndBlue Saint Something Four]] while working out their own relationship dramas. Like their rivalry for the affection of the oblivious captain of the soccer team, Yanagiba, Momoko's [[BelligerentSexualTension complicated relationship]] with soccer team member Yousuke Fuuma, or protecting a [[MementoMacGuffin ring left behind by her late mother]] that the devils seem to have an interest in.

Although the fight initially centers around [[MonsterOfTheWeek solving love-related problems around town]] caused by devils, the ongoing war between the Angel and Devil Worlds turns out to have a lot more to do with Momoko than she thinks.

The anime was Creator/OLMIncorporated's first work. It also inspired many aspects of modern MagicalGirl anime such as ''Anime/PrettyCure'', and OLM's resulting popularity in the industry led it to create the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime. The series never aired on a children's network in the US, but it's not a victim of NoExportForYou. The manga was licensed in full by Creator/VIZMedia though it's now currently [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes out of print]] while the anime was licensed and dubbed by Creator/ADVFilms.

[[IThoughtThatWas Has nothing to do]] with [[SuperPaperMario Princess Toadstool getting married]].
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!!This show provides examples of:

* AbortedArc: The manga ran out of pages before it could tell Reine Devila's story.
* ActionMom: [[spoiler: Celestia, Momoko's mom.]] While she took a break from demon busting to raise her kid, she proves a 15 year retirement did not make her rusty.
* AfterSchoolCleaningDuty: Yousuke has to stay behind to clean the school's pool as punishment for being late. In the first of many AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther, Momoko stays behind to help and their relationship takes a step forward.
* AlternateCharacterReading: The name "Hiromi Kawanami" was originally written 川浪ひろみ in the manga, but the 浪 was changed to 波 for the anime (both are read ''nami'' and mean "wave"). This was because the first kanji was not in the Japanese Ministry of Education's elementary school curriculum guidelines, and thus would be an unfamiliar kanji for the elementary school audience.
* AlternateContinuity:
** The manga's ''Young Love'' spinoff.
** Also technically counts for the manga and the anime themselves, as they diverge in different directions after the first few plot beats and, aside from some subplots that vaguely resemble each other, are ultimately different stories.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil / AlwaysLawfulGood: Devils and Angels respectively; the latter are all portrayed as evil and the latter as all good. [[spoiler: There are exceptions latter on, with many demonic {{Heel Face Turn}}s and Salvia being more of an AntiHero than a straight up love-love hero.]]
* AlwaysNeedWhatYouGaveUp: [[spoiler:The beginning of the OVA reveals that the Love Angels chose to have their memories wiped of the ordeal of the battles in the TV series. The OVA then proceeds to show them that it wasn't such a good idea. See also the VictoryGuidedAmnesia trope for more details as it works in conjunction with this trope]]
* AmnesiacDissonance: Yousuke's mother found his father passed out with a bad case of amnesia. After helping him recover they fell in love, with Yousuke being the result. His father abandons them because [[spoiler:he recovers his memories of a powerful devil who acts as TheDragon to the BigBad. He is the source of Yousuke's devil half Viento]]. At the end of the manga series, [[spoiler:his father comes back, presumably to restore his relationship with his family. PowerOfLove, indeed]].
* ArtEvolution: Within the manga itself, but it's also worth comparing the manga's art to [[https://twitter.com/NaoYazawa/status/602079253115457537 a drawing Yazawa did for the series' 20th anniversary]].
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: The Judeo-Christian viewpoint is that angels are forbidden/unable to have romantic relationships and they're serving a Greek goddess. Devils are supposed to be angels turned evil. The Halloween episode is a inversion; [[ShownTheirWork the holiday was referred to as "All Saint's Day Eve," which is what the word Halloween actually means.]]
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Inverted. "As long as love exists in this world, those of us with hateful hearts will never know peace." It's the villains who know that something intrinsic to the human heart will always be around. [[EvilPlan The solution]], naturally, is to wipe out everyone who can love.
* AudienceShift: The original anime and manga were aimed at young girls, while the OVA was aimed at male fans (hence the higher amounts of FanService).
* BarbieDollAnatomy: In the anime during transformations.
* BatOutOfHell: Blackie, Ignis's Jama demon.
* BreastExpansion: A body swap, that turns the love angels into cat girls, also makes their chests grow slightly.
* BrokenAesop: Sometimes the morals of the episodes don't fit the events of the plot.
** For example there's the 'fat' episode where guys say they like slim girls. The Aesop being there's more to attraction than looks but the girls themselves (despite knowing this) still crush over Yanagiba based on appearance. In the same episode it's played with, as the guy in the episode's couple broke up with the girl not because she was magically fat but because she ruined the hard work she put into athletics.
* BrokenBird: Nocturne of the Night, who was bitter because she was betrayed by a friend.
* CanonImmigrant: Donner's design was used for Jama-P in the anime, and Cloud, Blitz, and Noise were both seen in the Young Love manga spinoff and eventually seen in the anime as minions of Ignis.
* CatchphraseInterruptus: Potamos to Momoko's catchphrase in the third OVA. It's especially funny, since Creator/KotonoMitsuishi voiced Potamos, but is most famous for playing the titular ''Anime/SailorMoon'' whose [[CatchPhrase catch]][[InTheNameOfTheMoon phrase]] is very wellknown amongst Magical Girl series fans.
* CatGirl: In the OVA, the girls get body swapped with cats, and their human bodies change to reflect that.
* CerebusSyndrome: The first part of the anime is a fairly standard MonsterOfTheWeek show. The later episodes, while certainly not extremely psychological (especially for a shoujo anime), takes on somewhat darker undertones as the love/hatred war's connections to Momoko and her friends are revealed. Not so much the case for the manga, which maintains a constant tone throughout.
* ChainsawGood: A string of yarn is imbued with ThePowerOfLove, and not even a chainsaw can cut it. Interestingly enough, the way it's actually played in-series is more of ThePowerOfFriendship.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: When Momoko first knits a muffler, it's for Yanagiba and later in the episode it's unraveled to save some classmates in a magic maze. One and a half story arcs later Momoko is re-knitting it, but this time it's for Yousuke.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: The girls are prone to this around guys they like, as is Potamos.
* DrowningPit: Potamos forms a barrier of water around the Love Angels in volume 5. They nearly drown before [[spoiler:Yousuke]] saves them.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: The Angel World sparkles for extra awe.
* EvilCounterpart: Noise, Cloud, and Blitz in the ''Young Love'' spinoff to Peach, Lily, and Daisy respectively.
* EvilPlan: Reine Devila's plan appears to consist of killing people and ruining relationships because she's AllergicToLove. In the anime, [[spoiler:it's revealed that she's a BrokenBird (her first crush had an angel girlfriend) and believes she's acting out of self-defense.]] The manga has no explanation for her evil.
* FacialMarkings: In the anime, it's an easy way to tell that a character's a devil or being possessed by one (the latter is usually coupled with MindControlEyes).
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Not just the angels' first transformations, but so many other dresses show up that it makes the show border on CostumePorn.
* FashionShow: Yuri's mother has one for her dress line.
* FillerVillain: Tornade, minor Jama demons, and Rampo in the manga. ''Many'' demons in the anime.
* FistPump: Limone in the toku parody video, as he announces the events.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: The OVA outfits have these on the shoulders, that can grow into full wings. In the third OVA episode, Scarlett wears a feather boa.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The anime's reveal that [[spoiler:Yanagiba is Limone]] is given very few, if at all, hints beforehand, mainly because [[spoiler:[[IdentityAmnesia Yanagiba himself doesn't even know]]]], but the manga is very thick on the hints, particularly in the form of [[spoiler:multiple panels that show Yanagiba looking on in concern, sometimes even at times you shouldn't expect him to know things he does]].
* ForgottenAnniversary: This is the central theme of one of the anime episodes. As it turns out, Hinagiku's dad actually remembered - he was just so busy he couldn't bring it up in a suitably romantic context, thus prompting her mom to rage at him for forgetting.
* GiantPoofySleeves: They often show up in the FairytaleWeddingDress examples.
* GrandTheftMe: In one episode of the OVA, demon-possessed cats switch bodies with the girls, and while in the girls' bodies, they become {{Cat Girl}}s.
* GroundhogDayLoop: In an anime episode, one of the monsters gets the school stuck in one by stealing people's "time", with Hinagiku as the only one immune to it (thanks to her TransformationTrinket being a magical watch). After the day is saved, she uses her knowledge of future events to prevent an impending disaster.
* HappilyMarried:
** Yuri and Hinagiku's parents; the ForgottenAnniversary example for the former ends with the three angels awwing.
** Momoko's parents [[spoiler:including after her mother came back. They're so lovey-dovey that even a love angel tells them to get a room.]]
** [[spoiler:All four main couples (Momoko/Yousuke, Yuri/Yanagiba, Hinagiku/Takurou, Scarlett/Dean) at the end of the manga.]]
* HarmlessFreezing: Potamos freezes the Love Angels solid in Volume 5 so they can't fight back while she kills them. Salvia arrives just in time to save them.
* HeelFaceTurn: Several villains undergo this, but generally only in the anime.
* HypnotizeThePrincess: In the third OVA episode, Salvia is romanced by the villain and then mind-controlled via a jewelry gift.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The omake spoofs involve mecha, with one being an outright spoof of giant mecha shows.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Pray that you never run into the last two VHS covers before learning about [[spoiler:Viento]].
* MasterOfIllusion: Nocturne and Cloud have this as their special power instead of beam weaponry.
* MerchandiseDriven: Part of the reason for the wedding motif was to sell dolls wearing the dresses, and the wedding dress forms were shown often in the anime (despite their impracticality in fighting) to make them recognizable to the children who would buy them.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: The manga switched the Love Angels' fighter outfits halfway through, with Limone calling them "Super Love Angels". The anime goes with the second outfit from the get-go, meaning it never occurs there.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Anime-only. Special mention must go to the one whose power was to make rice fattening with the intent of causing teenage girls to become chubby so their boyfriends would break up with them.
* NoIndoorVoice: Noise is aptly named.
* NoLovesIntersect: In the anime, [[spoiler:Yuri hooking up with Yanagiba/Limone]] is the final push that gets [[spoiler:Momoko and Yousuke]] and [[spoiler:Hinagiku and Takuro]] to stop [[{{Tsundere}} beating around the bush]] and start pursuing the relationships that the girls had put on hold because of their shallow belief in [[spoiler:their crush on Yanagiba]]. In the manga, it's the opposite; said two couples cause the girls to start drifting away from [[spoiler:Yanagiba]] as they develop, and [[spoiler:Yuri]], the only one left, ultimately hooks up with him for an entirely different reason.
* OldNewBorrowedAndBlue: The Saint Something Four (it provides the page image), which ultimately function as the [[PlotCoupon Plot Coupons]] and [[MidSeasonUpgrade Mid-Season Upgrades]]. (The series was being made during a time when Western-style weddings and wedding traditions were becoming more popular in Japan.) The four in the plot are:
** [[spoiler:The wedding ring that Momoko's mother Sakura was given]] ("something old").
** [[spoiler:A pair of hand-crafted blue earrings that emerges from a grave]]; in the manga, it's specifically [[spoiler:the grave of Yuri's grandmother, as her grandfather had made them for their marriage]] ("something blue").
** [[spoiler:A pendant]]; in the manga, it's [[spoiler:a pendant that Hinagiku's mother received from her father that Hinagiku herself is given by her mother]], while in the anime [[spoiler:a friend who'd owned it since childhood lets her "borrow it forever"]] ("something borrowed").
** [[spoiler:A tiara]]; in the manga, [[spoiler:it belonged to Scarlett's mother, and Scarlett had used it for a play]] ("something new"). Although the object is in the anime, its origin is not explained.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: "I will devote the love wave to you."
* {{Omake}}: Two bonus anime omakes were produced for the original Japanese releases and were released on the two respective box set editions of the American [=DVDs=].
** The first short bonus episode was a parody of [[HumongousMecha mecha anime]] featuring the girls piloting giant mecha that resembled their transformed wedding dress appearances.
** The second short bonus episode was a {{pastiche}} of {{Toku}} shows (in particular the SuperSentai shows).
** Other extras include interviews with the Japanese seiyuu.
** Another bonus is a music video of the three angels as {{Idol Singer}}s, singing the second ending song, "Virgin Love".
* OneWingedAngel: Jama-P does this in the manga, though he's still beaten easily. The villain of the second OVA does this too.
* {{OVA}}: ''Wedding Peach DX''
* PairTheSpares: Humorously averted in the ''Young Love'' spinoff with the other girls chasing Sir Limone.
** Somewhat done in the anime; [[spoiler:Takuro develops a crush on Momoko, and Hinagiku has a crush on Yanagiba; as those two get paired off with Yousuke and Yuri respectively the two end up with each other]]. It is established beforehand that the two were ChildhoodFriends, so it would be more along the lines that they were set up to be paired before they became spares. Averted in the manga; [[spoiler:Takuro's crush on Momoko is absent and it's implied that part of the reason he accepted the DealWithTheDevil in the first place was jealousy over Hinagiku liking someone else]], and during his first appearance her reaction towards him borders on {{Tsundere}}.
* PimpedOutDress: The love angels' wedding dresses, and several other dresses that show up, bridal or otherwise.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Pink shows up a lot, like in the weapons and transformations, because this is a show about love angels.
* PlotCoupon: The Saint Something Four.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Although the series is primarily about love, the topic of the girls' friendship and how they deal with disputes between them comes up every so often.
* ThePowerOfLove: The theme of the show, usually used to cause enemies to make a HeelFaceTurn or disappear. [[spoiler:Including the BigBad herself.]]
* PrehensileHair: Nocturne uses this, as does Cloud in the ''Young Love'' spinoff.
* PrettyInMink: On the cover of a soundtrack album, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momoko_and_her_holiday_bear.jpg Momoko wears a green mini dress with white fur trim, and a white fur headband]].
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: A lot of the manga's plot, despite ultimately being distinct from the anime, was written around its ability to tie into the anime; concepts like the "love wave" were only fully defined after they were formulated for the anime, and right after the first arc the angels' outfits change to reflect their anime designs. [[WordOfGod Nao Yazawa herself]] states that had the anime never been approved, the manga would have been a short one that ended with the Pluie arc and the reveals of [[spoiler:Yousuke as Viento]] and [[spoiler:Yanagiba as Limone]] would have happened much earlier, hence why the foreshadowing for those is thick and there are traces of the story leading to a more final climax in that particular arc.
* RedStringOfFate:
** Played with. In the anime, Momoko knits a muffler as a present to Yanagiba and {{Imagine Spot}}s them wearing it together. In the next frame a thread leads offscreen, and reveals that Yosuke somehow invaded the ImagineSpot and is also wearing it, [[BelligerentSexualTension much to her displeasure]]. [[spoiler:Ironically, later in the series, a muffler that Momoko makes for Yosuke - this time with more legitimate intentions - becomes a plot point.]]
** In an anime episode, a piece of yarn ends up representing the bond between the girls, except in a [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]] manner.
* {{Roofhopping}} Monster fighting occasionally involves this.
* SexySantaDress: Momoko wears one in an {{Omake}} picture, and Potamos wears one for a festival, even though it's not explicitly for Christmas.
* {{Shojo}}: The show stars three (later four) love angels that fight monsters while doing school issues and looking for a boyfriend.
* ShoutOut:
** In the third OVA episode the character of Golden Mask could very well be in refernce to Tuxedo Mask from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. This could be all the more probable considering Sailor Moon's seiyuu, Creator/KotonoMitsuishi, was in the episode playing Potamos.
** Scarlett Ohara's name references Scarlett O'Hara from ''GoneWithTheWind'' (though in this case her surname is written in Japanese kanji). [[spoiler:For extra points, her lover in the manga, Dean Butler, is named after Rhett; reportedly Yazawa wanted to go full force and name him Rhett, but she felt that as their names when rendered in Japanese would both end in -''retto'', it would be too repetitive.]]
* SoLastSeason: The Wave of Love is powerful enough to deflect Pluie's Demon Breeze and seriously wound him, but to Igneous, Potamos, and Reine Devila it's a minor annoyance. Potamos also easily shrugs off Peach's Sacred Crystal Love For You and Daisy's Sacred Tornado Dreams.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** The usual o/ou Japanese romanization issues.
** There's never consensus on how to spell "Rain Devila", as "Reine" (as in the French word for "queen") is used on Yazawa's site, but "Rain Devila" is the romanization used in the official subtitles.
** A similar issue occurs with Scarlet or Scarlett, as the former is used officially but the latter preserves the ''GoneWithTheWind'' reference.
** Yazawa's site also romanizes Dean Butler's name as "Dean Battler".
** How to translate ''akuma'' is a point of contention; "demons" would make a better angels/demons dichotomy, but "devils" is favored by the official dub.
* SpoilerOpening: The second opening of the anime.
** It technically spoils one of the character revelations not because of the animation but because of the song. At one point the singer sings [[spoiler:"angel" on Momoko's face and then "devil" on Yousuke's, promptly followed by him being kidnapped by Reine Devila, thereby giving away his identity when few clues about had been given beforehand]].
** Said opening also presents the endgame couples right to your face ([[spoiler:Momoko and Yousuke]], [[spoiler:Yuri and Yanagiba]], and [[spoiler:Hinagiku and Takuro]]). The first one had been blatantly obvious since the first season, but it's technically a spoiler for the second and third ones because [[spoiler:this is before the revelation of Yanagiba's identity and Limone's past with Lily]]. Up until that point [[spoiler:Yanagiba had just been a very distant senior, and when the opening debuted Takuro hadn't had much interaction with Hinagiku as he'd mostly been crushing on Momoko]]. You might be able to have picked up the signs for the last pairing if you were sufficiently GenreSavvy ''only'' if you were simultaneously following the manga.
* StealthParody: Both the anime and manga were created by the lead writer of the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' TV series, so although it may not have been a ''parody'' it may have been a venting space.
* SuckOutThePoison: [[spoiler:Limone to Lily]] in their anime backstory. [[spoiler:When he attempts it the second time, the fact Lily says [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay the exact same thing]] her past incarnation did reveals her identity as his past savior to him.]]
* TentacleRope: With vines in episode 16.
* TrouserSpace: One of the devils pulls a carnival strong man test from his pants.
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: The love angels think Yanagiba has a girlfriend because of this trope. Later when they try to stage it themselves, Yousuke comes (with an umbrella) [[{{Hoyay}} to pick him up instead.]]
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played with in the first piano episode. First Parodied: Yuri's [[ThePlan plan]] consists of invoking the ghost of a friend's dead sister with piano music so she will encourage the friend to resume practicing piano. Both Momoko and Hinagiku think this plan is ridiculous. Played straight in that their real plan, have Momoko pretend to be said dead sister, is interrupted by a devil attack, but ultimately inverted as the plan never goes into motion because the real ghost ''actually shows up'' and encourages the girl, just as in the original conception.
* VictoryGuidedAmnesia: This only happens in the anime, [[spoiler:and not even in the main series, but in the first OVA episode, as a PlotDevice. Then the OVA goes and undoes it in the space of the first episode, but only for the four main heroines.]]
* WeddingAndEngagementTropes: Too many to count because of the name and the theme, etc.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Jama demon Blackie disappears partway through Volume 6 after serving to distract the Love Angels. The author [[LampshadeHanging notes this]] and comments that he's probably living peacefully in the redeemed demon world.
* WomanScorned: The villains make some women act like this when they are BrainwashedAndCrazy. [[spoiler:Reine Devila becomes the villain due to this trope.]]
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