Manga: Betrayal Knows My Name aka: Uragiri Wa Boku No Namae Wo Shitteiru
Betrayal Knows My Name is a Shoujo manga by Odagiri Hotaru, serialized in Monthly Asuka and distributed by Yen Press. Known as Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru (AKA Uraboku in Japan. An Anime adaptation by JC Staff aired in 2010 and can be watched on Crunchyroll for free.Abandoned at birth, Sakurai Yuki grew up in an orphanage where he led a relatively normal life for fifteen years, despite strange recurring dreams and a mysterious ability to sense others' emotions when touching them. However, he soon finds himself unable to control this ability as it grows stronger over time, and it ends up causing several problems with the people around him.One day, the head of the Giou clan arrives at the orphanage and claims to be his older brother. Yuki suddenly finds himself the target of monstrous beings called Duras when he is saved by a hauntingly beautiful stranger named Zess. Swept into a battle between powers he doesn't understand, Yuki must learn the truth about his past and his destiny in order to survive.
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Ashley gives one to Hotsuma in episode 12. He falls for it, giving her an opportunity to knock him out.
the Big Bad Reiga, and Yuki's best friend Kanata, gives a few of these to Yuki and his friends in episode 13.
Broken Pedestal: Kanata is Yuki's childhood friend who grew up with him in the orphanage. Yuki considers him to be like an older brother figure and looks up to him. However, as it turns out, Kanata is actually the Big Bad Reiga who tried to kill Yuki's friends numerous times.
Clothing Damage: Shuusei gets a good deal of the front of his shirt ripped up as a result of being subjected to torture by Ashley. And while fighting, Ashley leaves a few tears in Hotsuma's clothing with her metal claw-like weapon.
Cold-Blooded Torture: Ashley does this to Shuusei in episode 10, via sticking long thin needles into a Shusei voodoo doll, making Shusei bleed and scream in agony.
The discussion between Hotsuma and Shuusei in episode 14 was shortened. In the manga, they really explain to each other how they feel about the incident that produced Shuusei's scars, but in the anime they talk about the issue for about 20 seconds.
Shiori is the girl who is in love with Hotsuma at school. In the manga she has a big important part in the plot for more than one chapter. She barely appeared in the anime.
Conspicuous CG: The animal version of the Duras, mostly, as well as the rose petals.
Creepy Doll: In Episode 9, Ashley always seems to be carrying one around with her and uses them to attack people.
I Love the Dead: Ashley plays with this trope in episode 10 when she puts Shuusei in a permanent sleep and whispers in his ear, "I knew you'd make a beautiful corpse. You're part of my collection now. You'll never wake up again...," while caressing his face and chest.
Incest Subtext: Touko and Tsukumo are rather... close. One moment that stands out is when the two of them switch neckties (which at least one other work has this being a sign of dating), and Tsukumo holds Touko's tie to his lips. Also, the female members of Tsukumo's fanclub view Touko as a rival, despite knowing they are siblings. Make of that what you will.
Taken Up to Eleven in chapter 36 where they are shown sleeping in the same bed together... with Tsukumo's arms around Touko... and with Touko in very skimpy clothing.
Not to mention Tsukumo's disappointment in not having been married to Touko in any of their past lives. Add that to Shuusei asking why Touko and Tsukumo were always siblings after they were discussing the possibility of a marriage between the two of them (Shuusei and Touko) and the sad look on Touko's face. Yeah, even the others know something's going on between the siblings. Or should be.
Little "No": Yuki gives one upon finding out that his best friend Kanata is actually the Big Bad Reiga.
Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Takashiro Giou, Kanata Wakamiya, and Isuzu Fujiwara. Also Luze, Luka's younger twin brother.
Lucky Translation: The Japanese word for "betrayal" is "uragiri" (literally, "a cut in the back"), making "backstab" the perfect equivalent.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Uzuki to Yuki in episode 2. "You're a nuisance. I hate your goody two-shoes, know-it-all act. I'm not your friend. I felt bad for you, so I thought I'd try being nice, but you misunderstood. No one needs you."
Reincarnation: Played with, somewhat. Yuki's past self was actually female. He also does not have any memory of his past life unlike the others, apart from snippets viewed in dreams.