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In modern day Japan, a young ninja
is a young ninja with a "duty". His current master offers a new duty, something he is not familiar with at all. Instead, of the usual bodyguard duty, he is the martial arts instructor of his master's daughter, Yuki. Being both her protector and instructor, Kagetora trains the "Hime" Yuki. Unfortunately, for Kagetora
is not only
but also very inept at martial arts. Nevertheless
complete his duty
despite her distractions
. Very early on in the series, Kagetora falls in love with Yuki. Of course, this is a problem.
Kagetora provides examples of:
Abuse Is Okay When It's Female on Male: Akino often beats or attempts to heavily injure Kagetora multiple times. Kagetora simply runs or away or uses a Ninja Log to escape from her. Accidental Pervert: Kagetora, in the very first volume stumbles upon both Yuki and Akino in a bath... Action Girl: Oh, god...you've got Sakuya, Natsume, Akino, and eventually Yuki. Adaptation Dye-Job: The author can't seem to decide what color Yuki's hair should be on covers. Affectionate Nickname: Sakuya calls Kagetora "Tora". Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Yuki pat Kagetora's head once. Aloof Older Brother: Kagetora's older brother, Shiroumaru, is more skilled than Kagetora at everything. Amusement Park: Quite a few chapters take place here. Art Evolution Badass: Kagetora can only be bested by his brother usually. Baka: Akino calls Kagetora Bakatora. Battle Harem: Most of the girls in Kagetora's harem are basically action girls. Beach Episode: In the first volume. Big Brother Worship: Natsume secretly thinks of Kagetora as an older brother, whom she respects. Bishounen: Kagetora's older brother Taka, as the other characters put it, he "takes after his mother". Blatant Lies: Kagetora is not very skilled at hiding his feelings... Beautiful Dreamer: Yuki. Beware the Nice Ones: Taka is revealed to have wished for a decisive kill on Tanabata. He also seems to have punished Kagetora so much it gives him shivers. There's also Sakuya, a pleasant girl that happens to have a huge Berserk Button when it comes to other girls with Kagetora. Black Comedy Rape: Quite possibly. Satsuki is always using blow darts to try and knock Kagetora unconscious.... Bodyguard Crush Bound and Gagged: Yuki ends up binding herself. Bratty Half-Pint: Natsume, a girl who always challenges Kagetora to fights and loves playing pranks. Brutal Honesty: When Yuki gets angry with Kagetora she's pretty blunt about their relationship. Buxom Is Better: Yuki seems to be jealous of Sakuya's....assets. Calling Your Attacks: Hurai style! + Attack name. Cant Act Perverted Towarda Love Interest: Kagetora resists acting on most of his thoughts about Yuki and usually makes them go away. Can't Hold Her Liquor: Yuki can get drunk from the smallest amounts of alcohol. Kagetora on the other hand, averts this. Censor Suds / Sensor Steam: The whole manga would end up being Seinen or Hentai without it, considering all the bathing scenes. Character Focus: Akino gets a few and the same goes for Sakuya. Childhood Friends: Kagetora and Yuki are this since they grew up in the same village. Childhood Marriage Promise: Kagetora to Sakuya. Christmas Chapter Clingy Jealous Girl: Most of Kagetora's harem tend to get very jealous. Even Yuki eventually becomes this, she even becomes a verbal type B Tsundere because of this. Clothing Damage: Happens when Sakuya's wind ninjutsu only cuts up bathing suit tops... Clueless Chick Magnet: Kagetora. Most of the time if a girl isn't flat out forward and confesses to him, he doesn't know her feelings. Possibly justified though, since he lived in a ninja village most of his life. Comically Missing the Point: Satsuki doesn't understand that Kagetora was calling Yuki a princess. Creepy Monotone: Yuki apparently in one of her Tsundere moments. Crush Blush: Happens very often to Kagetora towards Yuki. Satsuki gets this when Kagetora is around. Cry Cute: Yuki Toudou very often. Cute Bruiser: Yuki and Kosuke. Cute Clumsy Girl: Yuki is the godess of this trope. Dandere: Satsuki mistakes Kagetora of being this, when he rejects her. Determinator: Most of the girls still don't give up on pursing Kagetora despite being turned down. Does This Remind You of Anything?: The title of a Christmas chapter is A Christmas Virgin. It just so happens Yuki is also wearing a rather revealing Sexy Santa Dress. In one chapter Kagetora's shirt gets tea on it, and Satsuki tries to tear his shirt off, and what's Yuki's reaction? Yuki: Let me help! While pulling his shirt Also Yuki's outfit looks rather soaked... When they exercise together. Dojikko: Yuki oh, so very much. Drunken Master: Yuki The smallest bit of alcohol makes her this to the point that Kagetora has trouble restraining her. Emotion Suppression: Most of the plot revolves around the fact that Kagetora tries very to not look at Yuki, but sometimes he can't help it. Emotionally Tongue Tied: Kagetora tends to stutter fairly often when flustered. Even the Girls Want Her: Yuki. Sakuya seems to enjoy poking her, and Akino's friendship towards her can come off as a crush. Everyone Can See It: Nearly everyone can tell Kagetora is in love with Yuki. The only problem is . Yuki doesn't know his feelings for her and he doesn't realise that she loves him Fanservice: A good amount from Yuki, Akino, and Sakuya thanks to lots of indoor and outdoor bathing scenes. Festival Episode Friend Versus Lover: Akino versus Kagetora. The fight is over Yuki. Fun Size Genki Girl: Yuki when she's not sad. Girl Meets Ninja The Glomp: In the first volume Kagetora does this to Yuki. Go Through Me: The main reason Satsuki manages to hold off Sakuya is because of all her body guards protecting her. Hair Antennae: Sakuya has one. Harem Genre: The series introduces a new girl that almost always falls in love with Kagetora every few chapters. Harem Hero: Kagetora is Type 2b especially when fighting for Yuki. : Happily Married Yuki and Kagetora. Hot Teacher: Kagetora to Yuki. In one chapter Yuki becomes this to Kagetora when she helps him study. Hot Springs Chapter I Didn't Mean To Turn You On: Yuki to Kagetora ''very'' often. I'm Taking Him Home With Me: Satsuki does this to Kagetora. Idiots Cannot Catch Colds: Kosuke claims Kagetora can't be sick because of this. Inner Monologue: Kagetora has this but his thoughts are usually interrupted by Yuki. Innocent Fanservice Girl: Yuki accidentally gives Marsh Mallow Hell to Kagetora and the same goes for Sakuya. Instant Sedation: When Satsuki shoots a Tranquillizer Dart at Kagetora and misses, a male student is seen instantly unconscious. Japanese Honorifics: Hime is used so often you may forget Yuki's name. Lady And Ninja: Yuki and Kagetora. Lampshade Hanging: Kosuke is a master at these. Leave Me Alone: Yuki says this Kagetora when she wants to get stronger by herself. Love at First Sight: Reiziien to Kagetora. Lover Tug-of-War: Sakuya and Satsuki do this multiple times. Luminescent Blush: Kagetora, Yuki, and even Akino get these. Made a Slave: Satsuki believes Kagetora is unable to even speak his mind in front of Yuki. She's wrong. Male Gaze: Most of the Fanservice is targeted towards males, which reminds you it's actually considered Shounen. Marsh Mallow Hell: Yuki does this unintentionally to Kagetora. Sakuya also does this, once again, not on purpose. Meido: Yuki while cleaning Kagetora's house. Mistress and Servant Boy: Subverted. Most people in-universe mistake Yuki and Kagetora's relationship as this. Moe Stare: Yuki's default facial expression. Moment Killer: Satsuki. Virtually every time Yuki and Kagetora are together someone becomes this. Ms. Fanservice: Yuki, Akino, and Sakuya each supply a healthy dose of fanservice. Mundane Made Awesome: Sakuya decides to cut vegetables with a kunai. New Year Same Class: Played with. Although they do change class, the same characters are together. Ninja No Sense of Personal Space: Yuki gets very close to kagetora's face often. No Guy Wants to Be Chased: As Kagetora puts it, "Instead of being liked, it's like I'm being hunted." Non-Human Sidekick: Kosuke is a monkey. Nosebleed: Subverted very much. Since these are non existent in the manga the males end up blushing much more often than the girls. Not What It Looks Like: They're just sparring...seriously. Oh, Crap: When Kagetora realizes Kosuke bought a semi alcoholic drink and . Yuki drank some Also in the Christmas chapter Yuki's face looks like this when she thinks Kagetora wnet through all the trouble to get Sakuya a present. Oblivious to Love: Yuki and Kagetora are this. It takes practically the whole series for Yuki to realize Kagetora's feelings. Once she does it takes time for Kagetora to recognize her feelings. In one chapter Kagetora simply [[spoiler: shrugs off Yuki's actions and attempts to rationalize them. As it turns out he was right. Ojou: Satsuki has enough money to hire a butler, and bodyguards subverted with Yuki though. Older Than They Look: Yuki's age is questioned by Kagetora, and even after the Time Skip nearly every character becomes this since they look exactly the same. Otaku: Issei is a ninja otaku. It's even said by Kagetora. The scene that displays Issei's ninja tools says it all. Patient Childhood Love Interest: Sakuya has been pretty much in love with Kagetora forever. Pervert Revenge Mode: Akino to Kagetora. Playboy Bunny: Both Yuki and Sakuya dress up as this. Poor Communication Kills: Most of the plot is because Kagetora Cannot Spit It Out and neither can Yuki. Primal Fear: Yuki is afraid of heights and Kagetora is very afraid of ghosts. Qipao: Sakuya wears one in the Christmas chapter. Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Akino Rescue Romance: How Satsuki falls in love with Kagetora. The Rival: Yuki and Satsuki have a rivalry. Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Akino and Yuki's friendship can sometimes border Les Yay and Kagetora even points it out by saying; "Is this really just a sisterly thing?" Santa Claus: Or as Yuki calls him: Santa-san. Second Year Protagonist: The series starts out with both Yuki and Kagetora as this. Security Cling: Yuki to Kagetora, mostly only on the covers. Scarf of Asskicking: Kagetora has one. The Scream: When Yuki goes on a roller coaster despite her fear of them. Selective Obliviousness: Satsuki refuses to believe Kagetora doesn't want to date her. Most of her theories end up becoming illogical attempts to justify his actions. Sexy Santa Dress: Just look. She Is Not My Girlfriend: Kagetora denies his feelings because he feels it's not right fr a ninja to feel that way towards his master. Sick Chapters: Quite a few. Silk Hiding Steel: Yuki's mother is actually very skilled with weapons.. Single-Target Sexuality: Kagetora seems to be Yuki sexual for the most part. Smoke Out: Used by Kagetora to hide Yuki when her bikini top comes off. Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: Kosuke is this minus the sociopath part. He's always pointing everything out. Stalker with a Crush: Reizeiin Satsuki to Kagetora. She claims to have done research on him after only meeting him once. Stealth Hi/Bye: The series practically runs on this. Yuki does this all the time to Kagetora of all people, to the point that you'd think she is the Ninja. Possibly because Kagetora is constantly Talking to Himself. Sakuya is probably even more skilled at this, since she manages to sneak behind him even on guard. Subordinate Excuse: Kagetora's first excuse for staying near Yuki is that he's her Ninja bodyguard. Sugar and Ice Personality: Yuki can occasionally give Kagetora the cold shoulder when she's upset with him. : A new girl is introduced nearly every chapter....and she always loves Kagetora. Supporting Harem Unforutnately for her, she's often . Put on a Bus even after claiming to never give up. Tanabata : Teacher/Student Romance Technically Kagetora is Yuki's teacher. Thinking Out Loud: Kagetora does this all the time. Usually right before Yuki sneaks up on him. Threesome Subtext: While there's little to no Les Yay between Yuki and Satsuki, they do have a rather strange scene with Kagetora. To be specific, Kagetora gets tea spilled on him and both of them try and tear his shirt off. Token Mini-Moe: Yuki. Tranquilizer Dart: Satsuki's Weapon of Choice when attempting to capture Kagetora. Tsundere: Kiritani is Type A, she usually acts cold and somewhat cruel yet occasionally shows a warmer side. (Mostly towards Yuki) . Twice Shy: [[spoiler: Yuki and Kagetora could've resolved most of the plot much quicker if they weren't this Unwanted Harem: Unfortunately, Kagetora attracts a few girls, a stalker, and quite a few clingy girls. Verbal Tic: Kagetora says "Fuu" fairly often. World of Action Girls Yamato Nadeshiko: Kagetora imagines Yuki this way, but boy was he wrong. Played straight with her mother, though.