Natsuneko (lit. "the Summer Cat") is the pseudonym of a mangaka mainly known for her GirlsLove one-shots. Natsuneko's works include:

* '''''Spicy Sweets''''' (debut). Yuu, a rich girl with a DarkSecret, discovers that her romance with the [[TheIngenue sweet, innocent]] cake-maker Aki is threatened by her family coming to visit.
* '''''Butterfly 69'''''. The secret relationship between a [[{{Delinquents}} rough, tough]] (but [[AggressiveSubmissive secretly oh-so-submissive]]) [[HardRock rocker girl]] Maria and her [[IronLady prim and proper]] (but secretly oh-so-very-[[RomanticizedAbuse Romantic-Abuser]]) class rep Ageha is threatened by Maria's decision to pursue a career abroad.
** '''''Butterfly Effect'''''. At least three months into Maria's tour in US, she has to decide whether to accept a lucrative business offer or to take a vacation and meet Ageha again.
** '''''Instant Summer'''''. A prank played on Ageha ends very embarrassingly for Maria.
* '''''Quilt Queen'''''. Driven by [[ThePromise their childhood promise]], a beginning fashion designer Sakura struggles to become an equal to her already-famous model (and secret lover) Dahlia.
** '''''Quilt Queen extra'''''. Sakura and Dahlia attend their classmate's wedding, which leads Sakura to question their relationship.
* '''''Blue Line'''''. A CuteGhostGirl Yui meets a mysterious beauty named Yuria on the beach, who claims to be her big sister. But things are not quite what they seem.
* '''''Beautiful Pain'''''. The threat of an ArrangedMarriage prompts the upper-class young lady Hokuto to elope with her [[BrotherSisterIncest beloved half-sister]] Lily, but things don't go as planned. Or do they?
** '''''Beautiful Pain extra'''''. Hokuto's mother grows suspicious of the sisters' "lovey-dovey" relationship.
* '''''Rooftop Miracle'''''. Two girls, Kyouko and Mirai, decide to [[ChoosingDeath commit suicide]] on the same spot, at the same time, [[spoiler:for the same reason]]. It ends [[HappilyFailedSuicide happily]].
* '''''Her Desire'''''. A four-page piece about a twisted love between an unwilling bully and a willing victim.
* '''''Nightmare Syndrome'''''. A {{Tsundere}} VampireHunter Elysia, trapped inside LesbianVampire Vega's castle, finds herself developing ''very'' unprofessional feelings towards her mark.
* '''''Incident at Honnoji Temple'''''. Another four-page piece, this time about TeacherStudentRomance between a manipulative schoolgirl Akechi and her perverted teacher Oda. The title is not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incident_at_Honn%C5%8D-ji as random]] [[UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide as you'd]] [[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga expect]].
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!!Tropes found in Natsuneko's manga:

* ArrangedMarriage: Hokuto opposes it strongly.
* AnAstralProjectionNotAGhost: In ''Blue Line'', [[spoiler:the ghost of Yuria's "dead" little sister Yui turns out to be her out-of-body experience while her body lies in coma in the nearby hospital.]]
* BigEater: Elysia. She doesn't have any reservations about enjoying Vega's hospitality, despite trying to kill her every other day.
* BlackMail: Maria tries to "take the reins" in their relationship by taking nude pictures of Ageha. [[spoiler:Ageha retaliates with a whole shelf of "Maria [=DVDs=]".]]
* BrainsAndBondage: Ageha is obviously into D/s, and is the top student of her school.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Maria is so good at singing, the teachers just prefer to ignore her delinquent ways.
* ButNotTooForeign: Maria is half-Japanese, (probably) half-German.
* CallingCard: The ConArtist in ''Rooftop Miracle'' gives each girl she robs same rings, which [[spoiler:serve to bring Kyouko and Mirai together]].
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The twist ending of ''Beautiful Pain'' reveals that Hokuto ''planned'' to get disfigured and crippled and MakeItLookLikeAnAccident, so that she won't have to deal with any of her high-class society obligations.]]
* ChristmasCake: Dahlia and Sakura are 23 in ''Quilt Queen''. Their ex-classmate [[CompletelyMissingThePoint tells them "not to miss their chance"]] in ''extra''. They just ignore her.
* ConArtist: The lesbian swindler who tricks [[spoiler:both Kyouko and Mirai]] out of all their savings in ''Rooftop Miracle'' on pretense of going to US to marry.
* CoolCar: Maria drives a Porsche after the TimeSkip. Yuu has a Lamborghini.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Part of St. Seraphim school uniforms, apparently. WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic
* CuteGhostGirl: Yui in ''Blue Line''. [[spoiler:Or so it seems. She is actually alive, though in coma and her "ghost" is actually her out-of-body experience that only Yuria can see.]]
* DarkSecret: Yuu's background. [[spoiler:She is actually the heir of a {{yakuza}} family.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Subverted by Yuria in ''Blue Line'': it's not she who is dead, it's Yui who is still alive but in coma.]]
* DeathGlare: The one Yuu gives when [[spoiler:Aki is threatened with a gun]] makes hard-boiled yakuza recoil in fear.
* {{Delinquents}}: Maria breaks the school's rule frequently and violently, though Ageha suspects it mainly has to do with her wish to be "disciplined" by her.
* DistantFinale: The last scene of ''Butterfly 69'' takes place five years later, when [[SheIsAllGrownUp All Grown Up]] Maria and Ageha meet again as accomplished young women and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming reconfirm their love]] (the sequel, however, {{retcon}}s it by having them meet each other regularly during this time).
* DrivenToSuicide: The leads of ''Rooftop Miracle'' were both tricked out of everything they had [[spoiler:by the same person]] and decide to bid farewell to this cruel world.
* {{Elopement}}: Hokuto and Lily in ''Beautiful Pain''. [[spoiler:They don't get far... just as planned.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:Inverted. It's Elysia who force-feeds Vega with her own blood to save her unlife.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Meryl, Vega's badass NinjaMaid, sports one.
* FaceOfTheBand: InUniverse, Maria is pretty much ''the'' Butterfly 69.
* FakeBand: The enormously popular eponymous Butterfly 69.
* GunPorn: ''Nightmare Syndrome'' opens with Elysia checking her (considerable) arsenal of firearms.
* HairContrastCouple: Natsuneko is in lesbians with this trope. So far, ''all'' pairings she wrote had this dynamic:
** Aki (innocent brunette) and Yuu (aggressive blonde) in ''Spicy Sweets''.
** Ageha (dominant brunette) and Maria (submissive blonde) in ''Butterfly 69''.
** Sakura (insecure brunette) and Dahlia (supportive blonde) in ''Quilt Queen''.
** Yui (defenseless brunette) and Yuria (protective blonde) in ''Blue Line''.
** Hokuto ("bad" brunette) and Lily (innocent blonde) in ''Beautiful Pain''.
** Kyouko (ShrinkingViolet brunette) and Mirai (LargeHam blonde) in ''Rooftop Miracle''.
** Chiaki (masochistic brunette) and her unnamed sadistic blonde lover in ''Her Desire''.
** Vega (stoic brunette) and Elysia (brash blonde) in ''Nightmare Syndrome''.
** Akechi (manipulative brunette) and Oda (perverted blonde) in ''Incident at Honnoji Temple''.
* HappilyFailedSuicide: In ''Rooftop Miracle'', [[spoiler:Kyouko and Mirai try to commit suicide, but fall in love with each other and find strength to continue living instead]].
* HardRock: Maria's style, presumably.
* HellBentForLeather: Maria's stage outfit. Also, Mirai puts on a leather coat for her suicide.
* HurtComfortFic: [[spoiler:Hokuto [[InvokedTrope deliberately turns]] her relationship with Lily into one.]]
* [[ILoveYouVampireSon I Love You, Vampire Daughter]]: [[spoiler:Vega and Elysia post-TimeSkip]].
* TheIngenue: Aki is a cheerful, innocent cake-maker who believes in the best in people.
* IronLady: Ageha is a hard-as-nails class rep, who grows up into major power player in the Japanese government.
* LargeHam:
** Maria turns a school festival into an impromptu rock concert just to say goodbye to Ageha.
** Mirai yells "I CAN FLY!" before attempting to leap off the roof.
* LesbianVampire: Vega in ''Nightmare Syndrome''.
* LighthousePoint: The site of Ageha and Maria's reunion in ''Butterfly Effect''.
* LondonTown: The setting of ''Quilt Queen''.
* LongDistanceRelationship: Between Maria and Ageha in ''Butterfly Effect''.
* LoveAllegory: The cake allegory in ''Spicy Sweets''.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Kyouko is astonished at how naturally her and Mirai's FirstKiss takes place.
* MafiaPrincess: [[spoiler:Yuu in ''Spicy Sweets''.]]
* MeaningfulName: In ''Rooftop Miracle'': "Kyouko" means "today" and "Mirai" means "future".
* {{Meganekko}}: Oda.
* NecktieLeash: A rare all-female example between Akechi (the puller) and Oda (the pulled), followed by a stealth kiss while everyone else in class is distracted.
* NinjaMaid: Meryl in ''Nightmare Syndrome''.
* NoblewomansLaugh: A random student does it in ''Butterfly 69''.
* OneGenderSchool: St. Seraphim Music College in ''Butterfly 69''.
* OneHeadTaller: Post-TimeSkip Maria is taller than Ageha, but presumably just as submissive (to her).
* PhenotypeStereotype:
** Maria has blond hair and a Germanic surname "Steinhardt" (which, incidentally, [[DeathbringerTheAdorable means "stone hard"]] and [[FridgeBrilliance may be]] a StealthPun on "hard rock").
** Also, Dahlia Camus from ''Quilt Queen''.
** And Lily from ''Beautiful Pain''.
** And Mirai from ''Rooftop Miracle''. Noticing a [[AuthorAppeal pattern]]?
* PimpedOutDress: The whole point of ''Quilt Queen''. Not surprising, seeing how one lead makes them, and the other wears them for a living.
* PervertedSniffing: Not shown but outright stated that Oda-sensei does it with Akechi's gym clothes.
* ThePromise: Between Dahlia and Sakura, that the latter would make the world's best dresses for the former to wear.
* PsychoticSmirk: [[spoiler:Hokuto makes one just before she gets hit by a truck. This is so disturbing to the driver, he tries fleeing from the scene, making himself the culprit, even though it was clearly Hokuto's fault.]]
* RomanticizedAbuse:
** Ageha towards Maria (just the way she likes it). Everyone else only ever sees her stern public face.
** Also, Oda to her students, though her abuse is [[TrashTalk purely verbal]].
* RunawayFiancee: Hokuto offers Lily to run away, rather than to submit to her ArrangedMarriage.
* [[BrotherSisterIncest Sister-Sister Incest]]:
** Well, technically, Hokuto and Lily are half-sisters...
** Yui and Yuria from ''Blue Line'' are an, uh, straight example.
* SilentScapegoat: Vega [[spoiler:did kill Elysia's father but only in self defense, after he and his cronies wiped out her entire clan. Still, she never revealed the painful truth to Elysia, preferring to just take her blame.]]
* SoleSurvivor: ZigZagged in ''Blue Line''. [[spoiler:At first, it seems that Yuria survived the accident that killed Yui; then, it seems that both of them died; then, however, it turns out that ''both'' of them are alive.]]
* StarcrossedLovers: Ageha grows up to be a major figure in the Japanese politics, while Maria is a world-famous rock star--their responsibilities keep pulling them apart. [[spoiler:But they don't prevent them from consummating their love in the end.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Maria's guitarist and DJ are actually named in-story. Nobody cares.
* TwistEnding: ''Beautiful Pain''. And it's disturbing as hell.
* {{Tsundere}}: Elysia is this for Vega: trying to kill her one minute, [[LuminescentBlush blushing fiercely]] at her words the other.
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Yuu and Aki's romance starts with Aki offering an umbrella to Yuu.
* {{Unishment}}: Ageha's manner to, uh, punish Maria for misconduct actually has the latter begging for more.
* TheVamp: Krom Biermann dares suggest that Ageha is just after Maria's fame and money. Cue UnstoppableRage.
* VampireHunter: Elysia in ''Nightmare Syndrome''. [[spoiler:Her father was part of a whole organization of them.]]
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Ageha develops into one.
* {{Yakuza}}: [[spoiler:Yuu's family.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: Elysia is after Vega for killing her father. [[spoiler:Except that her father killed Vega's ''entire clan'' first.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Lily.
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