Tomboy Futaba Yoshinaga and her somewhat effeminate older brother find themselves in for a surprise when Futaba wins a prize in her local lottery - a stone gargoyle. Even more surprising, the Gargoyle can talk and declares itself the gatekeeper of the house and soon enough, the city in general. So begins the story of Gargoyle (nickname Gar-kun) and the city's ins, outs and magical happenings.Based on a series of Light Novels, starring Norio Wakamoto as Gar-kun.
Tropes in this series include:
Cute Mute - Mrs. Yoshinaga doesn't say an audible word throughout the entire series, except in the last episode.
Dancing Theme - The ending sequence has Futaba, Mimori and Lili dancing in white suits and top hats - simple, but cute.
Mama Bear - Mrs. Yoshinaga is brutal when angered - she knows wrestling moves and isn't afraid to use them.
Meaningful Name - Each of the other sentient alchemist creations that appear in the series possess one. Cherub is a winged golden statue meant to serve as a Foil to Gargoyle, Osiris is named after an Egyptian god, and Dullahan is derived from Irish folklore, believed to be based off a god who demanded human sacrifices.
Mundane Fantastic - Even with the presence of alchemy, psychics, robots, and other oddities, the lives of the people of Goshiki are what's most important.
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You - Amane Higashimiya is a wealthy alchemist who believes Iyo Takahara shamed her late father, and seeks to avenge him through the defeat of Gargoyle with his own creation, Cherub. Naturally, Cherub exhibits this trope toward Gargoyle himself.
Speaks Fluent Animal - Gargoyle has the ability to speak to animals, other statues and humans, serving as a translator between them. A cousin to the trope shows up when Futaba gains the ability to talk to plants by Applied Phlebotinum.