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Anime: Clockwork Planet
Everyone on the Clockwork Planet considers Naoto Miura a machinery nut. Every moment of every day, he has his mind on gears and his hands tinkering with delicate mechanical motors. But nobody understand how he can hear and feel gears in operation, even from a long distance away. Then one day, a clockwork maiden falls from the sky, presaging events that would shake the whole world...

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This Manga features examples of:

  • Alternate Universe: It appears that sometime 1000 years in the past the Earth died. So a man named Y fixed the entire planet using nothing but gears.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Officer Limons is ready to allow 20 million people to die just so he can blame it on Marie Breguel and her family would take the hit.
  • Armies Are Evil: The Army is willing to allow 20 million people die just to cover up their mistake. Even when the mistake is fixed they still continue with the Purge just to cover up any evidence of said mistake.
  • As You Know: The first part of Chapter 1 has a class lecture revealing how the Clockwork Planet came to be.
  • Clark Kenting: Marie's is so bad it makes Clark Kent's glasses disguise a step up. When she fakes her death and becomes an Ordinary High-School Student she doesn't change her appearance in any way. The only thing she changes is her last name. She seems to solely rely on people thinking that she's dead as her main disguise.
  • Clock Punk: An entire flipping Planet of it.
  • Compliment Backfire/Stealth Insult: Ryuzu seems to be the master at this. She later reveals it is because she was never installed with a Audio Filter.
  • The Determinator: Marie will do whatever she can to do what's right.
  • Faking the Dead: Marie pulls this off so Limons wouldn't have a scapegoat.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Chapter 1 ends with a flash to 30 days in the future.
  • Genius Ditz: Naoto can build a clockwork robot by hand and repair one in three hours that Clockwork Masters never could, but seems to have zero interest in anything that is not related to something with gears. To the point he didn't recognize Marie despite her having been on the cover of a magazine he always buys.
  • Genre Savvy: Marie realizes there is something the Army is hiding from her when they aren't being their usual interfering selves.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: Marie wants to invoke this. She wants Naoto, Ryuzu, her body guard and herself to go out and reveal the conspiracy that is still going on. She knows full well that they will never be known for stopping it or their involvement but wants to do it simply because Good Feels Good.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Lampshaded in Chapter 11. When Ryuzu insults Marie she starts to argue with Naoto over being insulted. He asks why she is attacking him which she answers is because she can't attack Ryuzu without Ryuzu killing her.
  • Obliviously Evil: The Army seems to not understand why one of their own would try to stop the Purge from happening.
  • Race Against the Clock: The first few chapters has the Meister Guild racing to repair the gravitation towers in Japan before they shut down and kill 20 million people. They succeeded but the Army decides to cause it anyway so as to erase any evidence.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Ryuzu
  • Robosexual: It is made quite clearly in Chapter 5 that Naoto has no interest in human women. In fact after Ryuzu pulled on a Time Stop he asks her to marry him and becomes excited at finding out that Ryuzu has a little sister.
  • Scapegoat: Limons and the Army are going to use the Meister Guild (mainly Marie) as one when the Purge happens.
  • Scenery Porn: The manga loves to show off the planet made entirely of clockwork gears.
  • Skewed Priorities: After something crashed into his house, Naoto is more worried at the fact he dropped his magazine in the bathtub.
    • Then played for Drama immediately after. Despite his house falling all around him he can't help but want to fix Ryuzu.
    • Now it is pretty much a trait of Naoto. Naoto seems to be more interest in trying to get Ryuzu to admit she has feelings for him than the fact his city is about to be destroyed. Marie even calls him out on this.
  • Super Senses: Naoto has Super Hearing, not only is he able to hear a malfunction from far distances, he is even able to pinpoint where it is. He usually wears noise canceling headphones to block most of it out.
  • Sweet Tooth: Marie is constantly eating sweets.
  • Taken A Level In Badass: Naoto in Chapter 2 when he went out of his way to get some creeps to stop harassing Ryuzu. Even he was shocked at what he was doing.
  • Take That, Audience!: A funny one. In Chapter 5 instead of given a Recap Episode of the last four chapters, it just blatantly tells the readers to go back and read the past four chapters.
    Narrator: For those just tuning in: go back and read the first four chapters!
  • Villainous Breakdown: Marie imagines Limons having one after she fakes her death and therefore he has no scapegoat.
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