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'''''Gokinjo Monogatari''''' (''Neighborhood Story'') is a seven-volume SliceOfLife manga by Creator/AiYazawa than ran in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from 1995 to 1998. It tells the story of Mikako Koda, a teenager who dreams of becoming a fashion designer, her childhood friend and beau Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and their friends, all of them students in the Yazawa Arts High School.

Several characters have appearances in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'', which is a SpinOff continuation. It was adapted into a 50-episode anime, a feature film, a soundtrack CD and a CD-drama were also released.
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!!''Gokinjo Monogatari'' provides examples of:

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Mikako in her past. [[ThemeNaming Miwako]] later repeats the story.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Shintaro to Mariko. He's far less troublesome than her, in fact.
* AuthorAppeal: [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the end of course ceremony, where [[AuthorAvatar Principal Yazawa]] explains the reason the alumni of Yazagaku compete to achieve the most outlandish look is that she enjoys extravagant fashion.
* AuthorAvatar: Principal Yazawa.
* BabiesEverAfter
* TheBartender: Toku
* BeautyContest: Mariko won the annual Yazagaku beauty contest, and they mention a new edition taking place during the SchoolFestival, but nobody pays much attention to it.
* BeYourself: Even if it takes being [[spoiler: bullied by your classmates and expelled from your school.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Ayumi and Mariko really are on two opposite ''extremes'' of the scale.
* BigBrotherMentor: Tokumori for both Tsutomu and Mikako.
* BishieSparkle: Seiji's sparkles are visible not only to the readers, but to the cast too, earning him a nickname 'The Sparkling Alien'. (Once he jokingly tells Mikako he comes from another planet and has special powers. [[spoiler: ''She believes him'']].)
* {{Bishounen}}: Most of the male cast qualifies (with an exeption of Noriji), but Seiji Kisaragi takes it [[UpToEleven up to eleven]].
* BlandNameProduct: Mariko loves ''Chanyel''.
* {{Cameo}}: Midori and Akira, from Ai Yazawa's previous manga ''Manga/TenshiNankaJaNai'', show up in the street market.
* CatchPhrase: [[GratuitousEnglish Waaaarp!!]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler: Mikako and Tsutomu. Also, Mariko and Shuu.]]
* ChristmasCake: As usual, a female teacher. Althoug 27-year old Hama-chan-sensei doesn't seem to be very concerned.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mikako
* ComingOfAgeStory
* {{Deconstruction}}: Not so much as {{Nana}} or ParadiseKiss, but still deals with some issues rather seriously for a shoujo manga.
* {{Delinquent}}: Jirô. The cast sometimes start talking in delinquent slang, and he calls them off on it believing they are mocking him.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Pii-chan
* ExtremeDoormat: Ayumi, Ayumi, and Ayumi. When she's chosen as the receptionist at the fashion contest and can't move from the hall, she even gets a comment from Yuusuke, that it suits her just perfectly.
* FlashStep: Mikako's "Warrrrp!", which is just her running really fast.
* GenreSavvy
* GratuitousEnglish: All the time. Mikako is particularly fond of it.
* HelloNurse: Mariko "Nice Body-ko" Nakasu.
* HiddenDepths: Mariko again.
* HighSchoolSweethearts
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tsutomu is very tall, Mikako is basically a shrimp.
* IdenticalStranger: Tsutomu and a pop-idol Nakamura Ken.
* ImportantHaircut: Mikako's life can be recounted by those.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yuusuke, all the way.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Mikako and Pii.
* LadykillerInLove: {{Gender flip}}ped with Mariko.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: again, Mariko.
* LoveTriangle
* TheMasochismTango: [[spoiler:Mariko and Yuusuke's]] relationship quickly turns into this.
* MediumAwareness: It's a Ai Yazawa thing.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A sparkling foreign gay alien prince? Pii-chan loves it!
* NoFourthWall: Again, ''Ai Yazawa''.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Common female reaction to Seiji's beauty.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Ruriko misunderstand a passing comment by Miwako and gets all paranoid about her daughter spending all that time alone with Tsutomu.
* PetHomosexual: Seiji's character is a thorough aversion of this trope.
* PimpedOutDress: Just see Mikako's creation on the fashion contest.
* RummageSaleReject: Often, Mikako.
* SecondLove: [[spoiler: Ayumi for Yuusuke]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Mariko may have a reputation of a easy lay, before hanging out with the cast but she is really one of these.
* SlapSlapKiss: Literally, but well, if you bring up a topic of your love's "octopus lips" in the middle of romantic scene...
* SliceOfLife
* SorryImGay: Or in this case, [[spoiler:don't worry, I'm gay.]] [[spoiler:He lied]]. [[Manga/ParadiseKiss Probably]].
* SpoiledBrat
** Mariko
** Mikako even more, since she may be a little less spoiled, but more in "bratty", not {{Ojou}} way.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Tsutomu wonders if he's the main male character, or Yuusuke. He has every reason to.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Yuusuke
* {{Tsundere}}: Mikako
* UnlimitedWardrobe: And how. Well, the heroine ''is'' a fashion designer in training.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Subverted, Yuusuke doesn't acknowledge that he's the princess in his care... and it causes a ''problem''.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Poor Yuusuke was wrong, he never got to star in his own manga. To be fair, [[SpotlightStealingSquad he was pretty close to being one in this very series]], while [[ThoseTwoGuys Jirô]], [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Shintaro]] and [[ButtMonkey Noriji]] had similar delusions. Noriji, though, gets a cameo in [[ParadiseKiss the continuation]], where he's briefly presented as "some random ojii-san".
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