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-->Things aren't as easy [[ItsAWonderfulLife as ringing a bell]]

Mayuko Inadama is a Middle Schooler with, like many girls her age, a favorite BoyBand - ''Haruka''. So when her favorite member, lead guitarist Yuuji Konno, dies in a car crash she is of course distraught. On her way back from the memorial service she finds a life size cardboard cut out of Yuuji thrown away in a back alley. Figuring somebody clearly threw it away she swipes it and shoves it in her closet as her Mom wouldn't approve.

Seems this was no mere cut out, so Mayuko discovers when Yuuji leaves the cardboard behind and manifests in ghostly form in her bedroom. It seems Yuuji has UnfinishedBusiness he must attend to before he can 'cross-over'; and he's picked Mayuko to help him. Now she has to help him bury hatchets and make amends with people he's wronged in his life - unfortunately only Mayuko can see him.

[[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com Read it here]]. Also available in print through StrawberryComics.
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!!This series provides examples of:

* AlphaBitch: Aya is one to Mayuko, but soon becomes a LovableAlphaBitch.
* {{Angst}}: Mayuko after the death of Yuuji.
* {{Animesque}}: The art style.
* BettyAndVeronica: Satoru is the Betty to Shigeru's Veronica.
* {{Bishonen}}: All the members of ''Haruka''.
* BoyBand
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch05-p06.html Here]], [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch07-p09.html here]], and [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch08-p19.html here]]. Yuuji even rants at the narrator [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch09-p02.html at one point]].
* ChekhovsGun: A mild example [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch01-p15.html Yuuji's cardbord cut out]] seems to disappear from the plot shortly [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch01-p21.html after he abandons it]], but it shows up many chapters later [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch18-p22.html when Mayu wants to take a photo of Yuuji]].
* ComedicSociopathy: Mayuko smacks and kicks Yuuji when he makes fun of her. However, he usually barely feels a thing due to being dead.
* {{Crossover}}: With another Strawberry Comics webcomic ''RedString'' starting [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch15-p07.html here]].
* DisappearedDad: Mayuko's parents are not only divorced but her father has disappeared from their lives, making himself neigh on impossible to trace. Mayu has abandonment issues because of it.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Yuuji is almost never depicted with shoes. Even in art of the band with everyone wearing full tuxedos, Yuuji [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/media/meninsuits.jpg forgoes the shoes]].
* ElegantGothicLolita: When Mayuko and her friends are at Yuuji's funeral, they are all dressed in this style.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Yukiya
** TheLancer: Yuuji
** TheBigGuy: Tomo
** TheSmartGuy: Ka-en
** TheChick: Hisashi
* InvisibleToNormals: Normally only Mayuko can see Yuuji. When someone is near death, like the man Yuuji crashed his car into or [[spoiler:Yukiya after passing out due to massive dehydration at a concert]] the can also see him.
-->[[spoiler: '''Yukiya:''' [[http://cangel.strawberrycomics.com/comic/ch17-p11.html Uhm... can someone explain why my dead bandmate and my guitar student are having a heart-to-heart in my hospital room?]]]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Mayuko almost immediately decides to help Yuuji.
* JuniorHigh
* LoveDodecahedron: Mayuko starts out liking Satoru, but he is pursued by both Aya and Masami. Kenji is in love with Aya, and Aya soon dates him. [[spoiler:Just when Satoru begins to return Mayuko's feelings, Mayuko falls in love with Shigeru, and he reciprocates.]]
* LoveLetterLunacy: When Mayuko's friends find out she has a crush on Satoru, they insist she write him a love letter as it is "the way it's done." Mayuko is coerced into putting over the top things in it and is forced to try to hand it off to him. Unfortunately, [[AlphaBitch Aya]] intercepts the letter and uses it to publicly humiliate Mayuko.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: On rare occasions does anyone refer to Ka-en by his real name. Tomohisa's name often gets shortened to "Tomo" too.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* MultitaskedConversation
* RomanticFalseLead: Mayuko develops a crush on Satoru, and he begins to reciprocate her feelings. [[spoiler:Come later chapters, when Shigeru Takenouchi steps in, Mayuko has all but forgotten him.]]
* ScheduleSlip: Originally the chapters were posted 3 times a week, and then once a week... and then every two weeks.
* SmokingIsCool: Tomo is the only smoker in Haruka but he quits later on.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Rika and Masami.
* UnfinishedBusiness: In Yuuji's case it's to make amends with some people he's wronged in his life and to bury some hatchets.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Just as Mayuko has accepted that he just wants to be friends and has begun to move on, Satoru seems to be getting infatuated with her.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Kenji and Aya end up dating.
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