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->''Vous me paraissez être une femme bien (I see a good woman).''

After the Meiji Revolution in Japan, a northern fishing town of Hakodate becomes central to an ongoing struggle between monsters called the Youjin that have made their nests there, and a young warrior called Miburo. Miburo is in fact the last surviving daughter of Hijikata Toushizou, Hijikata Hyou, who was given the task of eliminating every last Youjin as her father's last wish. The Youjin, however, have the backing of the world powers, whose representatives have been sent to Hakodate to secure the "Seal of the Shinsengumi," which is, as Hijikata Toushizou describes, "is the lid on the pot of hell." One night, while Hyou is out slaying Youjin, she gets help from a beautiful and mysterious figure who only calls herself "Himegami,". Unbeknownst to Hyou, Himegami is in fact the girl she saved earlier, Himeka.

''Hakodate Youjin Buraichou Himegami'' (aka ''Tales of the Hakodate Youjin Outlaws: Himegami'') is a five volume {{manga}} written and drawn by Tamaki Nozomu (who also did ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund''). While not terribly popular, it is a very good yuri action series that is worth the read (and price if it ever comes across the pond).

Not work safe, just as a heads up.

!!This {{manga}} provides examples of:

* ACupAngst: Hyou is hinted at being one, when she goes on a rant about her bad qualities, her chest size comes up often.
%%* AbsoluteCleavage
%%* AlmostDeadGuy: Hyou's dad.
%%* AmazonBrigade: The Himegami's.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Played straight usually, averted with Gwain.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: As the page for Bifauxnen says, there are few hidden in plain sight, notably Hyou, Gwain, and [[spoiler: The Police Captain.]]
%%* BigBad: Gwain
* BleachedUnderpants: Nozomu had previously done hentai {{doujinshi}}, one of which had similar elements to Himegami.
%%* BodyHorror
%%* BolivianArmyEnding:
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Gwain's group uses a spell, and steals the powers of the Himegami women, leaving them defenseless...and naked.]]
* ButchLesbian: Ranka, according to Kirika anyway.
* EleventhHourSuperPower: [[spoiler: Hyou gets her own Himegami powers...but doesn't get to do anything with them, as the manga ends a few pages later]]
%%* TheGoodCaptain: The Police Captain
%%* DemonicPossession: Basically the Youjin in a nutshell.
%%* DoomedHometown: Namunai Village [[spoiler: and Himeka's village]]
* FantasticArousal: When lots of youjin show up at onces the marks on Hyou do this, they cause a fever when they go away
%%* GirlsLove
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Okita Souji gives up his life to save Himeka's ([[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that he was dying anyway and living off of barrowed time).]]
%%* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: Once again, Hyou's dad.
* IntimateHealing: Himeka helps bring Hyou's Youjin induced fever down, by stripping naked, jumping in cold water, and snuggling up to her. She repeats this until she feels better.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Gwain gets away, and leaves the Himegami to fight an army of Youjin]]
* [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Native Japanese]]: Himeka and family... [[spoiler: And probably her village as well if it [[DoomedHometown if it]] [[WatchingTroyBurn hadn't]] [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan been]] [[GenocideBackfire massacred]].]]
* MarshmallowHell: Hyou is often subject to this from a number of the other girls at the cabaret and Himeka.
%%* NatureSpirit: Himegami warriors, obviously.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Cabaret Madame, through a combination of this, AccidentalMisnaming and EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, Other people will refer to the Cabaret Madame as Hostess (mostly Hyou though) she will insist on being called Madame, however. A more standard example comes in the form of the Police Captain whose name gets mentioned a grand total of '''ONCE''' and is never mentioned again.
%%* PowerTattoo
%%* TheShinsengumi: A major plot element to the story.
%%* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: [[spoiler: Hyou.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Hyou delivers a rather badass one to Gwain.
* {{Stripperific}}: The Himegami warriors and, to some extent, Hyou's battle outfit.
** Hyou [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the Himegami outfit when [[spoiler: she gets her own, saying it's "Kind of sleazy looking"]]
%%* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: The Captain]]
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Hyou and Kirika.
%%* YouAreNotAlone: Most of chapter 15.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: So much. Especially Hyou.