''[[http://www.strangecandy.net Okashina Okashi]]'' (also known as ''Strange Candy'') is a long-running, manga-influenced webcomic by Emi-Chan (artist/writer), Xuanwu, Kourin, and Tanzy (writers). It features six ordinary Japanese young people (five and one exchange student, technically) who, while all visiting visiting TokyoTower, were sucked into a portal to an anime-inspired universe (by another cast member who was trying to summon his own {{harem}}) and have been dragged to one fantasy world after another.

As you can tell by the above, the comic specializes in skewering anime and manga tropes (with the occasional swipes at Japanese culture in general). The seven principal characters are:

* Keiko Hasegawa: The group's Tsundere. Stand-in big sister to...
* Ellie "Eri-Chan" James: American exchange student, OccidentalOtaku, YaoiFangirl, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Dangerously]] WrongGenreSavvy.
* Petra: LadyOfWar, Gun Nut, socially awkward.
* Hoshiko "Ho-chan" Yamano. not-so CovertPervert. Keeps a list of "''X'' Ecchi Things To Do With [insert current subject here]"
* Eeichi Shinohara: Ho-chan's HandsomeLech partner-in-crime
* Lycidia: EvilOverlord-in-training
* Daisuke Dohmoto: The cause of the original [[strike:Plot Hole]] tower portal. Team ButtMonkey, Lycidia's lackey. Actual CovertPervert.

Running since 2001, the strip has tackled just about every anime and manga trope there is (and if they haven't, it's probably because they haven't gotten to it yet).

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Both played straight and subverted. Also a tentacle monster is chibi and apparently a girl. And some tentacles are quite polite and [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20120405.html just need a friend to listen]].
* AnythingThatMoves: Ho-chan and Eeichi
* BagOfHolding: What the group uses Petra's Hammerspace portal for
* BearsAreBadNews
* {{Bishonen}}: The "Beauty Man Garden", full of [[ModestyTowel towel-clad]] [[BishieSparkle sparkly]] guys.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Not sure if this is the trope, but about Takeshi:
-->"His abilities as a manager increase when he wears black sunglasses. Especially if he is indoors."
* CatGirl: Teneko
* CherryBlossoms: Intentionally overused
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Eri-Chan, Petra
* DoggedNiceGuy (Takeshi, towards Keiko)
* EvilOverlord: Lycidia (wannabe), Kerisu (actual)
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: If it don't sparkle, it ain't bishonen.
* ExpressiveShirt: Eri-Chan
* FanServiceWithASmile: Or in Eeichi's case, a wink and a leer. That and the "Beauty Man Garden".
* {{Fetish}}: Several characters have them.
* FutureMeScaresMe: Eri-Chan runs into a future version of herself. The fact that "Ellie" outgrew her fangirlishness upsets Eri-Chan greatly.
* GiantEnemyCrab
** Hit Its Weak Point
*** ForMassiveDamage
* HadakaApron: The uniform of the Beauty Man Garden's kitchen staff.
* HalloweenCosplay
* {{Hammerspace}}
* HarmlessVillain: Kerisu zig-zags back and forth on this one, at the whim of the comic.
* HandsomeLech: Eeichi (Eri-Chan treats Takeshi this way in an ongoing fit of WrongGenreSavvy)
* IdolSinger: Takeshi, the [[{{Macross}} Wingmay]] singers.
* [[LeeroyJenkins Leeroy]] [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20061207.html Jenkins]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* LongRunners: Rare example of a webcomic that fits the criteria for traditional LongRunner status (10 years) but ''not'' {{Webcomics Long Runner|s}} status (1000 strips), due to being a once-a-week strip.
* LogicBomb: "What kind of ice cream goes in a koan?"
* LoveHotels: The ceiling mirror of one turned out to be a plot hole.
* MediumAwareness: Eri-Chan's GenreSavvy allowed her to sense she was being observed, and [[RefugeeFromTVLand escape the comic]]. She managed to get stuck in the comments section of the website. She was thrilled to learn her life is a manga.
* {{Meganekko}}: Minami; Lymaran; [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Seera Pei-Lin]]
* ModestyTowel: The uniform of the Beauty Man Garden's wait staff
* NoblewomansLaugh: A rival appears [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20040610.html in this strip]] doing this laugh.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed
* NoFairCheating: "[[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20050329.html Evil Overlord, remember?]]"
* NoodleImplements: 29 leather straps, 3 pillows, 1 round bed with magic fingers massage system, 7 ferns, 1 potted palm tree, 2 whips, 1 stained glass window, 3 inflatable girls, and doves.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Eri is a writer and has unwitingly caused many of the events of the series]]
* RPGMechanicsVerse: They get sucked into an MMORPG which enforces RPG mechanics including weapon and armor restrictions. When Petra finds out she's a pacifist healer-type and can't even pick up weapons anymore she's less than pleased.
* ShoutOut: Many. For example, tell me [[spoiler:[[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20090514.html Daisuke]]]] doesn't look like a CharClone [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20090611.html here]].
** Also, take a look at the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion lower left costume]], [[SailorMoon lower right costume]], and [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura wand in the upper left]] [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20091119.html here]]. And a [[GurrenLagann certain line]] [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20091203.html here]].
** And [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20100204.html here]]'s one to ''WebComic/AxeCop''.
** How about [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20100225.html one to]] ''VideoGame/NanacaCrash''?
** [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20100311.html Shortly after that]], the password to get into a lab is [[spoiler:"[[SayonaraZetsubouSensei Despair! Girls in contacts have left me in despair!]]"]].
** [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20100826.html Card games]] [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries on motorcycles!]]
** [[YumeNikki A world like Yume Nikki gets its own arc]]
** Plus, there are plenty of anime characters who get [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Laywer-Friendly Cameoes]] throughout. Like the cast of three seasons of [[DigimonAdventure Digimon]] in [[http://www.strangecandy.net/d/20041102.html this Sportsland comic.]] Which then goes on to include a reference to Harvey of all things.
* PlotHole: Actually used as part of the plot, the characters travel between trope themed realities by going through PlotHoles.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Fleur
* ThePowerOfRock: The Wingmays
* {{Robot Girl}}: Minami
* TheDitz: Eri-Chan
* TheFaceless: Dahlia
* ThePaidForHarem: Kerisu's quit because of the uncomfortable uniforms
* ThoseTwoGuys: The catboys.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Dom and Ed , the same [[{{Megatokyo}} ones.]]
* TokyoTower
* {{Tsundere}}: Eri-Chan (thinks she is), Keiko (actually is, and a Type-B), Petra (type A; dere side only seen in flashbacks or when otherwise separated from the rest of the main cast)
* UnSoundEffect
* UnwantedHarem: Inverted with Daisuke (the rest of the main cast was his attempt to summon a harem)
* WholeCostumeReference: Lycidia in the {{MMORPG}} world, wears a PimpedOutDress that looks just like the dress the [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Queen of Hearts]] wore.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Takeshi
* WrongGenreSavvy: Eri-chan, frequently
* {{Yandere}} - Eri-Chan
* YouCantGetYeFlask
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