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Ema Toyama
Ema Tōyama is a mangaka who made her debut in 2003.


Her works (among others) include:


Tropes common in her works include:

  • Art Evolution: You can really tell Ema Toyama's character designs are much different when you compare his first work Pixie Pop to his most recent work Watashi ni XX Shinasai!.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • Mayu and Konoha for Amamiya; Yuuki and Amamiya for Mayu in Pixie Pop.
    • Black Rabbit (AKA Teru) and Hinata for Hikage in Koko ni Iru yo!.
    • Akira and Shigure for Yukina; Mami and Yukina for Shigure in Watashi ni XX Shinasai!.
    • The meganekko and Wakana for Kagano in Plain Love.
    • Hayate and Hinokagu for Mashiro in Kamikami Kaeshi.
  • Blondes are Evil:
    • Aya from Koko ni Iru yo!, but she gets better.
    • Mami from Watashi ni XX Shinasai!
    • Averted with Mayu from Pixie Pop, Wakana from Plain Love, and Hinokagu from Kamikami Kaeshi.
  • Character Development: Many of his heroines need to mature into stronger people, whether it concerns friends (Koko ni Iru yo!), love (Pixie Pop; Watashi ni XX Shinasai!), or freedom (Kamikami Kaeshi).
  • Clingy Jealous Girl
    • Konoha from Pixie Pop.
    • Mami from Watashi ni XX Shinasai!
  • Dogged Nice Guy
  • Expy: Many characters of Ema Toyama's work resemble each other.
    • Shigure from Watashi ni XX Shinasai! resembles Hinata from Koko ni Iru yo!.
    • Likewise, Mami resembles Hiyori from a one-shot in the above example and Momo from Hyakuen!.
    • Kyouka from Hyakuen! has a resemblance to Hikage from Koko ni Iru yo! as well.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The apparent "losing" part of the triangle tends to be blonde (and usually boys) — Teru and (possibly) Akira.
  • Love Triangle
  • Moe
  • Plucky Girl
  • School Idol: Tends to be the love interest(s).
  • Shrinking Violet: Hikage (Koko ni Iru yo!), Yukina without her glasses (Watashi ni XX Shinasai!), and Kanna (GDGD-DOGS).
  • Smitten Teenage Girl:
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend
  • Wish Fulfillment: There's usually something a leading character in an Ema Toyama manga wants, and the plot revolves around that character trying to succeed in his or her (usually her) dreams.


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