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Sakura-Shinmachi, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, Japan. The one town where humans and {{youkai}} can coexist. The gateway between this world and the Otherworld, the dimension from which youkai originally came. Protecting the town are Hime, Sakura-Shinmachi's superpowered high school girl mayor, and Akina, an "ordinary human" who holds the power to send youkai back to the other dimension and runs the Hiizumi Life Counselling Office to help keep them in this one. Along with their friends--the employees of the Life Counselling Office, mind-reading satori Ao and the embodier of words, Kotoha; Kyousuke, Hime's oni assistant, and Touka, Kyousuke's little sister--they protect the town from threats both external and much closer to home. In between hanging out like normal teenagers and eating copious amounts of ramen. Helping out are Yae, the nun-outfitted katana-wielding Land Goddess of Sakura-Shinmachi; her older brother Yuuhi, the dirty old man in a young boy's body Land God/Mayor of Setagaya Ward; his cosplaying immortal assistant, Mariabelle, and Juri, the nurse-outfitted youkai doctor idol of Sakura-Shinmachi. ''Yozakura Quartet'' is full of deep characterization, puzzle-piece plots, slice-of-life comedy, and more heartwarming moments than you can shake a stick at.

Debut manga of Yasuda Suzuhito, character designer of ''KamisamaKazoku'', ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' and ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Serialized in ''Monthly Shounen Sirius'' since 2006. Received an anime adaption in 2008. The anime went into production when the manga was on its second volume, making in the anime and manga different enough that Suzuhito encouraged people to think of them as separate and enjoy them both on their own merits.

The series has also since had an OVA that disregarded the 2008 anime's departures and adapted the manga's "Hoshi no Umi" (Sea of Stars) story arc much more faithfully, and a second series in the Fall2013Anime season called ''Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta'' (Song of Flowers). Note that ''Hana no Uta'' skips the ''Hoshi no Umi'' arc without summarizing it beyond vague clips used during a SpecialEditionTitle, making the OVA required viewing between episodes 8 and 9.

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!! The series as a whole provides examples of:

* ABloodyMess: Kyousuke accidentally crushes a tomato thrown to him when he has his PowerLimiter off, covering his hand in red. Almost immediately afterwards, he's asked if he wants to hold a baby. Cue him seeing the stains on his hand and the subsequent freak-out.
* ActionGirl: Hime, Kotoha, Touka, Yae, Juri.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Several.
** The "Walking Pilgrimage" arc focuses on Yuuhi and Yae's arrival in Sakura-Shinmachi some 200 years ago and their decision to become local Land Gods, and how Mariabelle came to serve Yuuhi. It also explains the source and cause of felling along the way.
** The opening chapter to the "Hana no Uta" arc focused on Juri's history and her reasons for coming to the town.
** The "Separately" arc is composed largely of different secondary and minor characters getting their own limelight chapters.
* AdventureTowns: Sakura-Shinmachi.
* AnachronicOrder: Several arcs are told in this fashion, mostly for the sake of covering different characters' angles on the same events.
* AnotherDimension: The Otherworld, the dimension from which the youkai came and where Akina's power send them back to. [[spoiler:And which Enjin's power of "dropping" can draw things from]].
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: What the hell is a modern (and fanservicey) nurse outfit doing in a small town 200 years in the past? Who cares!? It looks sexy!
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Ao, Touka... pretty much any female who looks under their mid-twenties.
** BadassBeard: Shidou
** BadassBystander: Some of the town's residents are willing to risk their lives in order to help their fellow neighbours, whether they are human or youkai.
** BadassCrew: Though only Hime, Akina, Ao, and Kotoha actually work for the Hiizumi Life Counselling Office, Kyousuke and his sister Touka pretty much count as being part of the crew as well.
** BadassLongcoat: Gin/Enjin
** BadassNormal:
*** '''JURI'''. No demonic powers such as super strength, the power to conjure emphasized words, or reading minds. Just control of her bones and muscles allows her to overpower Hime and Touka ''at the same time'' and stop ''speeding cars''.
*** [[spoiler:Lila, even more than her sister. She can shapeshift, levitate, make formerly solid buildings fall apart like paper, and conjure objects from nowhere including a [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon freaking skyscraper-sized sword]]. She would outdo Kotoha for sheer reality warping, were it not all just human skill and ingenuity.]]
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Verily inverted in regards to the very role the Oyakume is supposed to take. Makiharu essentially sums up what the job entails by asking a young Akina if he's prepared to kill others in order to fulfill this position.
** Inverted with Enjin. Whenever a youkai hunter is on the verge of defeat, he either fells them one more time with the intent of making the situation worse for those involved or just leaves when dissatisfied at how it turned out, and hardly bothers with what happens afterwards.
* BagOfHolding: As a sidegag, Kyousuke's shirt pocket contains at least three handkerchiefs and ''a rice dumpling''.
-->'''Akina:''' "What's the deal with that pocket?"
* BarrierMaiden: Although being a land goddess makes you powerful, it also makes sure that you're tied down to the area of land you're supposed to be guarding. This becomes a problem for Yae when she wants to pursue Enjin. Despite also being a goddess, Tomoe doesn't seem to suffer from the same problem, as she takes the time to visit the cast in Sakura-shin with no ill effects.
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In order to release the demonic energy possessing the gunman from the first chapter, Ao...just headbutts him.
* BerserkButton: As the town mayor, Hime doesn't like it when you try to attack her townspeople.
* BigEater: All of the characters to an extent, but Hime is in a league of her own.
** She even eats while sleeping and crying at one point.
* BigFancyGun: Kotoha, being the [[{{Otaku}} German military nut]] she is, really loves to summon the 88 mm Flak 36 gun, otherwise known as "Acht-acht".
* BigFancyHouse: Hime's house is huge. In a flashback, [[spoiler: she tells little Kyousuke and Touka to move in with her and her grandmother, because there's too much room for just the two of them. And this is the middle of Tokyo]].
* BlandNameProduct: Hidagyu from [[{{Pokemon}} Rocket Monsters]] is a frequent recurring mascot in the series.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Over the course of several skirmishes with Shinozuka and the fallen lizards, Akina and Kyousuke are beaten down so severely that this happens.
* BombDisposal: During her round of training with Kotoha, Hime wisely decides to fling the grenade skyward before it detonates.
* BoobsOfSteel: Well, in regards to the girls' competence in battle. Compare nearly flat-chested Ao and Rin, who are either beat down quite often or don't fight at all, with stacked up Hime and Kotoha, who can undoubtedly hold their own in a fight against stronger enemies.
* BrickJoke: Hime kicks a shotgun into the air to prevent the gunman from using it halfway through the chapter. It later lands on Akina's head at the end of the chapter.
* BumblingDad: Shidou is this to his foster kids, Mina and Kana, in spite of his best efforts. It's a JustifiedTrope, as [[spoiler: they became his responsibility after he failed to protect their parents, and his taking them in so abruptly left him inadequately prepared for parenthood.]]
* ButtMonkey: Most of the male cast seems to suffer from this, but special mention goes to Kyousuke, whose [[MadeOfIron powers]] make him ideal for it.
* CallBack:
** Hime being trapped in a box conjured up by Lila reminds her of the time when she was wrapped up in her scarf during the battle with Zakuro.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: The entire main cast. Hime becomes even more of a BigEater (and kind of maudlin as well), Kotoha gets affectionate and flirty, and Ao and Akina tend to pass right out.
* CarFu: Touka is fond of this, [[spoiler: chucking a car at Enjin when they think he's killed Akina]]. Shinozuka gets in on the CarFu earlier in the same fight.
* CatFight: Despite the ImprobablyFemaleCast, this is a refreshingly AvertedTrope. Most of the fights between girls lack the pettiness of the trope, but the match that comes closest would have to be Hime's later, [[spoiler: offscreen]] fight against Zakuro, at which point both are heavily bruised and injured, and are only continuing the fight because they're that pissed off at each other.
* CatchPhrase: Lila usually says, "No gimmicks, no tricks..." whenever someone asks about her magic.
* CharacterDevelopment: Pretty much the main draw of the manga.
* CherryBlossoms: Though the manga as a whole employs flower motifs often, cherry blossoms are appropriately given the most spotlight, what with the presence of the Nana-gou, which are explicitly called cherry blossom trees, and the kanji for cherry blossom being used in Hime's last name as well as in the name of the town. Not to mention that "Yozakura" refers to viewing cherry blosoms at night.
* ChivalrousPervert: Yuuhi, oh so much...
** The ''Hana no Uta'' anime bumps this up several levels, with almost everyone displaying a certain level of perversion with other members of the cast.
* CityOfWeirdos: The citizens have SeenItAll for centuries now. They're completely confident in the mayor and the Hiizumi family's ability to take care of things.
** Demonstrated in its ideal state in the 2013 anime's first episode, where a giant, fallen goldfish is bouncing around in the middle of a festival and in danger of crushing everything, and only Touka is freaking out. One random bystander just tells Touka to say hi to Hime and the others.
* CloudcuckooLander: Almost everyone has shades of this.
* CombatMedic: Juri's a doctor, but that doesn't mean she can't kick your ass.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: All of the main characters are conveniently orphans, and many side characters. [[spoiler:This is later explained by there being a "gap" generation. It is hinted that the generation the kids' parents belong to was sacrificed or sent to the Otherworld in order to stop the blooming of the Nana-gou. There seems to be no one between the ages of thirty and sixty left in Sakura-Shinmachi, at least no native Sakura-Shinmachi citizens]].
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Most of the stuff the characters do in fights rely on this.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Nearly all youkai in this story are humanoid. All humanoid youkai are good looking (even the two Oni), and most of them are female...
* CuteBruiser: Hime and Touka.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Most members of the cast have issues in their pasts that are later brought to light by the various conflicts forced upon them.
* DeadlyFireworksDisplay: Although it's not a real fireworks show, it's invoked when Great Fireworks is the name for the final formation of Hime's Dragon Spear techniques.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Mayor Morino, Shinozuka, and [[spoiler:Zakuro]].
** Faced with the prospect of perhaps dozens of half-youkai "monster hunters" coming to the town, each more dangerous than the last, and supported by someone who can fell them at will for more power?
---> '''Akina:''' "We look forward to it. [[SincerityMode We'll make sure that they'll be happy in this town.]]"
* DirtForcefield: Averted in the manga, but played straight in all adaptations.
* EasilyForgiven: Mayor Morino, who resorts to kidnapping, coercion, and threats to try to force Kohime--a 9 year old child--out of the mayoral race. Pushed by Enjin somewhat, but wanted it and went along with it willingly almost to the end, including having Shinozuka fight to kill.
* EmpathicWeapon: Implied with the Dragon Spear.
--> '''Hime's Grandmother:''' ''"Be beloved by the people. Be beloved by the town. Be beloved by the Dragon."''
* {{Expy}}: Kotoha bears more than a passing resemblance to [[RebuildOfEvangelion Mari Illustrious Makinami]].
** Actually, this would be an inversion. The manga started serialization in 2006, whereas Mari's appearance in the first Rebuild Film dates back to 2007.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: Hime, who [[spoiler:even with the vast majority of her power sealed, is still much more powerful than anyone else in the manga]].
** Land Gods easily qualify. Holy crap, Yae.
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler: One of Enjin's disguises]].
* FacelessGoons: Several are commanded by Akane in the "Walking Pilgrimage" arc.
* {{Fanservice}}: Happens to every female character and often goes to ridiculous extremes. [[UpToEleven The 2013 anime goes out of its way to shoehorn in as much of it as they can at any given opportunity.]]
* FantasyKitchenSink: Two characters are half vampire, half mermaid.
* FantasticRacism: Youkai are discriminated against and feared everywhere other than Sakura-Shinmachi.
** FantasticGhetto: Averted within Sakura-shin itself, but it's implied that demons are segregated everywhere else.
* FightingFromTheInside: It's implied for [[spoiler: Gin]] to be doing this.
* FirstNameBasis: Kyousuke to Hime, but only when they're alone and "on break."
* FiveSecondForeshadowing: When Enjin [[spoiler: attempts to kill Akina, he takes out his boxcutter and sees that there's no blood on the blade]], which would hint at [[spoiler: Akina being completely fine.]]
* FlowerMotifs: The entire manga displays various flower motifs, whether with symbolism or within characters' names.
** Lila in particular and the "Hana no Uta" (Song of Flowers) arc in general, where Lila serves as the arc's antagonist. To a lesser extent, Juri and her hairpin [[spoiler:which Lila copied the shape of to brand on her face when they were younger, trying to "be more like" her beloved older sister]].
* ForegoneConclusion: In the "Hoshi no Umi" arc, Juri states that Makiharu is the first Oyakume to be able to safely exorcise excess demonic power from a fallen being and avoid sending it to the Otherworld. Therefore, this makes it impossible for Chiaki, the Oyakume from 200 years ago, to [[spoiler: save Akane and get around his fear of killing for the sake of protecting Sakura-shin.]] [[spoiler: However, this is actually narrowly averted by Yuuhi's ability to ''purify'' a fallen creature of most, if not all demonic power.]]
* Foreshadowing:
** Hime's vehement attachment to her scarf.
** Juri making the observation that the sign that Zakuro kicked down was unusually rotted. The ''Hoshi no Umi'' OVA changes this to crushing a stone shrine for a similar effect.
* FurAndLoathing: Enjin's pimpsational fur-trimmed trenchcoat.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Gin's body is taken over by Enjin after going into the Otherworld]].
* HalfHumanHybrids: When a human is felled, there's a window of time where a tuner can exorcise them (which can last years in some cases). Done almost immediately, they will become a normal human again. If too much time has passed before exorcism or the felling is too powerful, then they will retain some powers and be a half-youkai, such as Kotoha. Sometimes the felled half-youkai simply can't be exorcised and must be tuned completely over to the Otherworld. Explained later as not being a case of someone being "50% human, 50% youkai," but being both 100% human and 100% youkai as if two separate beings existed in the same space. [[spoiler:Zakuro]] takes this to mean [[ComicallyMissingThePoint she needs to go on a diet]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: All of the Youkai Hunters so far, upon defeat]].
* HoldingHands: A tuner risks sliding off into the Otherworld if he uses his power too much, and the simplest way to re-anchor him to Earth is very simply... for another human to hold his hand. A half-youkai can do it too, being still half-human, but isn't as quick and effective. Holding hands with a full youkai does nothing. Carries undertones of TakeMyHand when done in the middle of a fight or other emergency situation. Becomes a source of angst for Hime (and to a lesser extent Touka) as emblematic of her non-human nature and what she fears is a fundamental distance between her and Akina, and also that she just won't be able to help him in such a simple way if he ever needs it. Also possibly because Akina gets to visit [[HospitalHottie Juri]] for his regular "check-ups."
* HopeSpot: Hime rushes off to get the Dragon Spear, and is almost assured victory, [[spoiler: until she messes up the last move in a special technique, and gets the fake Dragon Spear broken in two]].
* HypocriticalHumor:
** In Volume 5, Hime and Juri are examining a broken sign. Juri deducts it as the result of someone going on a drunken rampage, with Hime getting a little antsy about it. It even gets a lampshade hanging by a nearby Rin.
--->'''Hime:''' "People should be more responsible when they drink!"
--->'''Rin:''' "How easily you forget..."
* IdeaBulb: One appears above Touka's head at the beginning of Chapter 40--and then [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall balances precariously on her head afterward]] until she snatches it off and holds it out to Kyousuke, as something fragile for him to grab to test his control of his unrestrained strength.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each chapter is called a "Night" (so Chapter 1 is "1st Night: Cherry Blossoms Bloom," for example). As well, each chapter of a longer story arc has the name of the arc followed by a number, with the final chapter bearing the arc name alone (so numberless chapter titles indicate either a stand-alone chapter or the conclusion of a story arc).
* IgnoreTheFanservice: In an attempt to get Kyousuke to pay more attention to their fight instead of get distracted with his concern for Touka, Iruka opens up her shirt to reveal more of her swimsuit. With [[BigBrotherInstinct Kyousuke being Kyousuke]], he doesn't notice.
* ImprobablyFemaleCast
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Hime likes to use a lacrosse racket in the manga. Averted in the 2008 anime due to her using a spear. Interestingly, when Kotoha conjures one up for her, she chews her out for giving her something dangerous.
* InfantImmortality: It's normally played straight, which is the case for [[spoiler: Mina's and Kana's snapped necks]] and [[spoiler: Kohime's abduction]]. But it's shockingly [[spoiler: averted]] when [[spoiler: one of Enyou's family members that were forcibly tuned to the Otherworld is clearly a child.]]
* InformedAbility: Side character Junta is said to be one of the greatest singers of Sakura-Shinmachi, alongside Kotoha.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Dragon Spear.
* IsThatWhatHeToldYou: Remember Akina's ancestors who wanted to be sent to the demon world in order to stop the merging of worlds? [[spoiler: As it turns out, they were forcibly tuned and sent to a world they knew little to nothing about. As a result, the ancestors sent the Nana-gou in order to merge the human and demon worlds together anyway]].
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Pieces of the complex plot are slowly revealed amongst all the character development. In the manga, anyway.
* KickTheDog: Enjin does this to at least one person during each of his appearances.
* KindaBusyHere: In Volume 3, Kotoha calls Akina while he and Kyousuke are busy trying to survive getting cars thrown at them by Shinozuka.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Tuning. The first few chapters of the manga keep it out of direct sight of the reader when it's employed, leaving it something of a mystery as to how they dealt with the gun nut and the felled dog. It's not until Kyousuke challenges Akina over his apparent inability to tune that it's fully revealed.
* LateForSchool: Parodied in Chapter 23, as Hime and Touka oversleep, rush to school, and literally bump into Akina on the way. Hime even has a piece of toast in her mouth with the words "Late-For-School-Use Toast" on it.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: It applies to both Yae and Yuuhi. However, Yuuhi goes for the more obscure side of the spectrum, with the best part of the last 200 years is observing how shorter the skirts get and having more stuff for Mariabelle to cosplay.
* LoveTriangle: Akina/Hime/Kyousuke and Hime/Akina/Touka.
* ManInWhite: Shinozuka and Yuuhi in his adult form.
* MasterOfIllusion: [[spoiler:Gin, and Enjin because he took over the former's body]]. Ao's getting there.
* {{Meganekko}}: Kotoha, though the glasses are fake. While she also wears real contacts.
* {{Meido}}: One of the many cosplays that Mariabelle is forced to wear.
* MissionBriefing: When Kotoha sums up the plan that will save Kohime.
* MotivationalLie: [[spoiler: Akina's "death" at the hands of Enjin in the resolution of the "Thorny Path" arc.]]
* MoreDakka: Kotoha, in the first episode, "Machinenpistole! Da, da, dadadadadadadadadadada!" Or conjuring bullets from thin air in the manga.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Hime sets up her BigDamnHeroes moment backed by a tape recording of the town song, a cheery little tune sung by children.
* MyFistForgivesYou: [[VitriolicBestBuds How Akina makes up with Kyousuke.]]
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler: Touka accidentally does this to Mina and Kana in a bungled attempt to save them from being run over by Shidou's out of control car.]] Thankfully, with them being demons, it doesn't stick.
* NeverSayDie: Despite how opposed the cast is to killing, this trope is averted often. In the first chapter, the gunman even threatens to kill everyone he had scared before. In a flashback shown in a chapter not too long after, Makiharu even outlines Akina's role as the Oyakume with a single question.
-->'''Makiharu:''' "Are you prepared to kill people?"
* NiceHat: Ao wears one with cat ears occasionally.
* NonHumanSidekick: Hime was planning on making Silver one. [[spoiler: Too bad Enjin had [[ShootTheDog other plans]].]]
* NoOntologicalInertia: Averted with the Nana-gou. [[spoiler:Even if they were physically destroyed on Earth, their "presence" would remain and the fusion of the worlds would continue]].
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Despite his status as the ButtMonkey and usually going down in most of his fights, a [[spoiler: Zakuro-controlled]] Kyousuke quickly defeats Hime, even with his [[PowerLimiter shackle on]]. It's a shame we didn't get to see it.
* OneWingedAngel: "Felling." [[spoiler: Enjin forces this upon Zakuro in order to get the upper hand]]. Crosses over with SuperPoweredEvilSide since felling makes even a perfectly nice person (or normal animal) violent and sociopathic.
* ParadoxPerson: Technically speaking, every single demon is this, with PowerIncontinence occurring because they're still not completely in line with the natural laws of the current dimension.
* PaintingTheMedium: A subtle case, with SpeechBubbles shifted horizontally when characters speak English to better accommodate normal English writing.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: [[spoiler: Though it's been established early on that the fusion of dimensions happens every few decades, Enjin's decision to speed it up and/or do it himself by acting through various other parties in the name of the Hiizumi branch family's forced tuning to the Otherworld centuries ago is what begins the plot.]]
* PowerDegeneration: Akina's power causes health problems if used too much. Specifically, he will unseat himself from Earth and slide on over to the Otherworld as a side effect of channeling too much power.
** This also applies to Ao and Kotoha. Ao has to either eat a lot or go to sleep directly after using Satellite, and Kotoha loses her ability to talk for a while if she abuses her reality warping powers.
** Also fundamentally what happens to ''all'' youkai caught on Earth. They are forced to age and eventually die just like humans, on a human time scale, despite being naturally immortal in the Otherworld. Being forced to obey Earth biology may be why even dragons and oni can look like [[CuteMonsterGirl cute adolescent girls]], being bound in a humanoid form.
* PowerGlows: Most instances of seeing otherworldly powers at work are accompanied by blinding flashes of light.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: Akina when he uses the power of the Oyakume.
* PsychoRangers: [[spoiler: The Demon Hunters]] are specifically noted by Enjin to each be a certain kind of Youkai's weakness.
* {{Ojou}}: Hime. Kyousuke even calls her "Ojou-sama." (Or M'Lady, translated).
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Yuuhi and Yae.
* RealityWarper: Kotoha. Whatever she says happens, but if she uses it to much, she'll lose her voice for a while.
-->'''Kotoha:''' "I am called a 'Kotodama user'! When I say it will "hit"... it definitely will!"
** The Land Gods are another type of reality warper. Though so far it is unclear how strong their ability is.
--->'''Yuuhi:''' "If a god says so, a black dog can turn white... well a weak dog, might turn little better."
* RealMenWearPink: Akina is shown to be a pretty good chef, and he likes to clean.
* {{Revenge}}: What fuels Enjin's goal of combining the two dimensions.
* RunningGag: Akina accidentally groping a girl in the gag mangas at the back of each volume.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Hime's trademark scarf.
* ShaggyDogStory: To an extent, the "Thorny Path" story arc. Hime's cousin Kohime intends on following in Hime's footsteps by becoming a mayor at 9 years old, and that means running against the mayor of the neighboring town in the upcoming election. After a lengthy conflict involving a kidnapping and hostage situation, a lengthy fight, and some property destruction, Yuuhi reveals that [[spoiler:Kohime couldn't even have run in the election because she was too young. Hime was a special case]]. However, the arc also sets up [[ChekhovsArmory a number of important plot elements and conflicts for later in the series]].
* ShootTheDog:
** [[spoiler:Fourth chapter. The dog is a literal example]].
** Tuning is actually more or less this trope. It varies between the anime and manga whether it's actually killing someone's physical body and sending their "youkai spirit" back (2008 anime) or just banishing them (manga), but the Hiizumi family in both cases has always considered it murder, since the person is no longer to be found on Earth and there's no way at all to communicate with the Otherworld, meaning the actual effect of Tuning as well as its destination are under some doubt due to a lack of empirical evidence.
* ShonenHair: When Akina starts Tuning, his hair becomes very spiky and messy. Justified because he seems to emit static electricity when Tuning.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Inverted. Akina's the only boy in the Quartet. [[spoiler: Played straight with Makiharu's group, with Machi being the only female combatant.]]
* {{Soaperizing}}: Not just the focus on character development and relationships and the softer, slice-of-life feel, but also... Evil twins! Love triangles! Dead parents! [[TropesAreNotBad However, these things are generally played well in terms of story and character development.]]
* StayInTheKitchen: Hime to Akina in Chapter 17.
* StrayShotsStrikeNothing: Averted in Hime and Kotoha's sparring match. When Kotoha's bullets miss Hime, they instead threaten to hit Kyousuke, Akina, and Ao, with the latter only being saved thanks to Kyousuke's intervention. Averted further in the same fight, when Kotoha upgrades to her 88mm, as she also comes close to hitting two children paying nearby when Hime narrowly dodges the blasts.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: "Felling" (or "falling") brings this out of a being, humans and animals. Naturally happens because of an imbalance between the Otherworld and this world, since Tuning sends matter and energy over but can't draw it back, so energy from the Otherworld spontaneously crosses back over and drives non-youkai life (humans and natural animals) power-mad.
** [[spoiler:Enjin]] has the power to inflict this state on others, and is behind most cases of felling seen yet in the manga. This is because [[spoiler:Enjin's side of the Hiizumi family has the opposite power known as "dropping," which sends things from the Otherworld to Earth, which is why they were tuned to make the Nana-gou in the first place. Except tuning and dropping are really two sides of the same power, with the two family branches each naturally strong in one but capable of both...]]
* SuperSenses: Hime is shown to have super-sight and super-reflexes, and possibly others.
* SuperStrength: Hime, Kyousuke, Touka, Shidou. Also, the fully human Juri.
* TechnicalPacifist: Sure the 'good guys' will [[ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving whack you with a lamppost, throw a car at you, punch you out, shoot at you with machineguns and a rocket launcher, play russian roulette with you, zap you with electricity, and send you to another dimension that they really don't know much about, but they won't actually kill you]].
* ThemeNaming: The Hiizumi family names each heir to the head of the family with the characters for the seasons somewhere in their names, rotating with each generation. Akina is the latest "autumn" name.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Sakura-Shinmachi is a real neighborhood in the Setagaya Ward of Tokyo. One chapter even provides a map, and the town song provides directions by train or car.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: In Rin's flashback [[spoiler:of meeting Zakuro,]] she is seen running away from people with lit torches. No pitchforks though.
* TranquilFury: Hime becomes that much more motivated to beat down Morinozuka's lackeys when she sees how badly they hurt Akina and Kyousuke.
** [[TranquilFury Tranquil]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Rampage of Revenge]]: Everyone goes very quietly, very intensely violent on Enjin when [[spoiler:they think he's killed Akina]].
* TrueCompanions: The main characters, plus... pretty much everyone. They even refer to themselves as a "nakama" in the manga. [[spoiler:For instance, when Kotoha tells Zakuro to "join the gang," the word nakama is used in the original Japanese]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Hime to Akina, despite lack of twin tails. And at one point, you see her practice a song with elementary school kids [[LampShaded which consists of repetitions of the words "Tsun" and "Dere"]].
** Hime to Kyousuke, also. He even calls her on it.
--->'''Hime:''' "Don't take it the wrong way! I didn't fall asleep because of you!!"
--->'''Kyousuke:''' "What's with that cheap tsundere reaction? What have you been reading?"
* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Both anime adaptations.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Subverted by Hime in Volume 3. Her quick healing time is eventually explained because she's a dragon. Part of her all-around physical prowess includes excellent stamina and recovery time.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: People worldwide know that youkai exist, but few outside of Sakura-Shinmachi seem to have ever met one - mostly because youkai are so widely persecuted they congregate in the town as soon as possible.
* UrbanFantasy
* VitriolicBestBuds: Akina and Kyousuke can seem like this at times.
* WeirdnessCensor: People don't suspect that Hime's a demon despite the fact that she can deflect bullets, jump several meters high, or chuck things most sixteen-year olds can't. Of course, this is a side effect of Yae sealing everyone's memories of her being a demon in the first place.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Morino during the "Thorny Path" arc.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 64. One of the big secrets of the Nana-gou and their relationship to the Hiizumi branch family is revealed. Needless to say, it raises more questions than it answers.
* WhamLine: The end of Chapter 62. [[spoiler:"...Hey. Isn't there one more Nana-gou than usual?"]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The main point of those small sketches after the end of each chapter. This includes...
** The entire manga itself being about music (hence the title) with its planned original title being Yozakura Falsetto.
** Yuuhi looking more like a cute kid.
** Touka looking more like a female Kyousuke without the glasses.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The Senate officially takes a dim attitude towards youkai, considering them an interfering presence in the human world that would be best banished, though individual members have differing opinions. Akina and the people of Sakura-Shinmachi take a hard opposing view, considering youkai as worthwhile as humans and more than worth fighting to protect.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Felling causes this, making living beings far more powerful but also [[AxCrazy driving them mad]].
* {{Yandere}}: One of the possible side-effects of felling as positive relationships are quickly twisted and soured. So far both Zakuro and Lila have acted this way during their times as villains, Zakuro toward Rin and Lila toward [[spoiler:Juri, despite never having been felled, but just desperately wanting Juri's attention and love]].
* {{Youkai}}: Most of the characters are youkai living in a town with humans.
* [[HumanSacrifice Youkai Sacrifice]]: [[spoiler:The Senate's plan for dealing with the blooming of the Nana-gou.]] Implied by Enjin that it would really be a SenselessSacrifice because [[spoiler:the use of Tuning is bringing the worlds closer together anyway and this would just speed it up]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Hime. It could also be the case with Yae, since the socks go up to her thighs, but you sometimes don't see them under her really long skirt.

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!! The 2008 adaptation provides examples of:
* BladeOnAStick: Hime's weapon of choice.
* CompressedAdaptation: Some of the characters that are deeply developed in the manga barely get introduced in the 2008 anime. The anime also takes the plot of Volumes 3 and 4 of the manga and chops it up into Frankenstein pieces, leaving out important things like character motivation and coherency. Somewhat justified by the fact that the anime went into production only after the release of Volume 2, and elements from Volumes 3 and 4 were added in later.
* FantasticGhetto: On the whole, it's averted, but the lack of segregation between humans and demons in other places in this adaptation led to Rin's severe bullying at the hands of her human classmates in the past, which left both physical and mental scars, and her own fear and hatred of humans.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: [[spoiler: Hime is a dragon, not a human]]. Literally a first-episode spoiler as the first episode reveals it off-hand, when it was a major revelation more than a dozen chapters into the manga. Akina's Tuning gets the same treatment.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At first, there seem to be no real reason why Hime and Akina always sit one seat apart at the restaurant, until we find out that [[spoiler: the middle seat used to be occupied by Gin]].
* VomitDiscretionShot / RelaxOVision: An odd combination of both happens. After a noodle-eating challenge shown in a flashback, we cut to Hime, Akina, and [[spoiler: Gin]] prancing around in a field filled with flowers, laughing while being covered in BishieSparkle. Amidst all the happy images and music, the aftermath of the vomiting is heard in the background.

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!! The [[Creator/TatsunokoProduction Tatsunoko]] adaptations provide examples of:
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication:
** Akina suffers from this trope in regards to characterization in the anime. In this adaptation, most of the events of the first volume of the manga are either left out entirely or took enough creative liberties to be different from what was already adapted in the 2008 anime. While not centered directly around Akina, most of these chapters showed how fundamental Akina is to the main group and how he stabilizes it without even establishing his importance as the Oyakume. The absence of these events can make Akina seem insensitive or even outright ignorant of the conflict of human-demon coexistence when viewing the first few episodes of the anime, even when the actions themselves are consistent with manga canon and/or its context, which includes:
*** His blatantly overlooking Shidare and Shiina's insistence of human life being more important than that of demon kind.
*** His near-tuning of Touka. In the manga, it is shown that he takes different approaches when trying to help others with their issues. (i.e. he's calmer when dealing with Ao, and definitely more vocal when dealing with Kotoha.) It's implied threatening Touka was most likely the only way for Akina to [[ScareEmStraight get Kyousuke's attention and try to get through to him]]. In the 2013 anime, this is the first time viewers will see Akina's approach to the human-youkai conflict, which would make Akina's position of being a ''life counseling office director'' rather dubious.
** After a psychotically-fallen Zakuro kidnaps Rin for the second time, the main cast pursue them in Juri's ambulance. During the chase, Hime tries calling out to Rin, but is constantly battered and visibly injured by the trees Zakuro commands to stop them. As a result, Rin tries to convince Hime that she hates her so she would stop going after them and getting hurt even more. In ''Hoshi no Umi'', Rin immediately shouts at Hime after being captured by Zakuro without any prompting.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: This set of adaptations suffers from this at times.
** ''Hoshi no Umi'' instances:
*** Not as severe as the examples listed below, but in the first OVA, during a conversation with Akina, Rin stares rather gloomily at a nearby Nana-gou and wonders if she should "get a check up" before dismissing it. Yet in the third OVA, Akina states that Rin never once considered going to the Otherworld.
** ''Hana no Uta'' instances:
*** After Enjin [[spoiler: fakes killing Akina]] in episode 7, Hime turns the Dragon Spear into what amounts to a flamethrower and a large knife when it's clearly established that night is the first time she's used it at all and most likely wouldn't know how to change it. Hime doesn't change the Dragon Spear at all in manga version of the fight.
*** Before Kotoha disables the anti-youkai barrier in ''Hana no Uta'', Shinozuka is seen pursuing the van Shidou is driving and exclaims that Kotoha won't make the shot, but in the scene right after, he's waiting with Morino and the nameless old man for Akina, who was with Shidou up until that point, to arrive. The manga had Shinozuka making the observation about Kotoha's kotodama from afar and didn't have this problem.
** ''Tsuki ni Naku'' instances:
*** In the manga, Kotoha is initially concerned about regular humans finding out about Tomoe's otherworldly qualities by seeing her dog ears, but Tomoe says she just covers them. In ''Tsuki in Naku,'' she has a very fluffy tail that is ''far'' more noticeable than her manga counterpart's, and yet Tomoe is similarly unconcerned about the idea of humans finding out.
*** Touka is the one who made the vacation spot booklet in the manga, and even states she made it for the sake of going places with Kyousuke. In ''Tsuki ni Naku'', however, Kyousuke is the one who made it, despite the fact that he can't even relax on the trip and was discussing how to fit the vacation into Hime's schedule before they left.
* AlertnessBlink: In the ''Hoshi no Umi'' opening.
* AnimationBump: Compare the quality of the OVA animation to that of the anime and you'll see that the latter has much more detail.
* ArtShift: The first episode of ''Hana no Uta'' features a quick example. Right before Hime delivers the final blow to one of the fallen goldfish, the lines get sketchier as the camera closes up on her.
* BookEnds: Both the first and last episodes of ''Hana no Uta'' feature the cast having fun at a festival.
* CallBack / MythologyGag: The anime opening is full of call backs to earlier manga plot arcs that took place before ''Hoshi no Umi'' or ''Hana no Uta'' and weren't exactly faithfully dealt with in the 2008 adaptation (if at all).
* ColossusClimb: Kotoha's fight scene with Zakuro's larger golem turns into this.
* EvilSoundsDeep: In the "Hoshi no Umi" when [[spoiler: Zakuro]] was shown to be a perfectly amiable person, her voice is actually rather high pitched. However, after her FaceHeelTurn, her voice noticeably sounds sinister, and deeper, as a result.
* MirroredConfrontationShot: Used in the ''Hana no Uta'' opening, with the six main protagonists facing Lila, Zakuro, Morino, Shinozuka, Enjin, and...[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Kohime]].
* PitTrap: While Kotoha and Hime are training, a fleeing Kotoha lures a pursuing Hime into one of these.
* PuniPlush: This anime, as opposed to the more angular character designs in the manga and 2008 anime.
* {{Rewrite}}: ''Hana no Uta'' changes Kotoha's flashback of first being fallen from her motivation to have better control over her powers into her trigger than makes her lose it instead.
* ShoutOut: While Hime's recovering from her injuries in Episode 6, she eats rice balls as she's sobbing, just like [[SpiritedAway Chihiro]].
* WeaponTwirling: In most of her combat scenes in ''Hana no Uta'', Hime twirls her weapon several times before striking a pose or attacking. [[AnimationBump Thanks to the increased budget,]] [[TropesAreNotBad it looks amazing]].
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