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[[caption-width-right:200: A {{Ninja}} and his master.]]

In modern day Japan, [[CharacterTitle Kagetora]] 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 [[CuteClumsyGirl Yuki]] is not only [[{{Moe}} cute]] but also very inept at martial arts. Nevertheless [[HighlyVisibleNinja Kagetora]] decides to [[MarriedToTheJob complete his duty]], [[IgnoreTheFanservice despite her distractions]]. Very early on in the series, Kagetora falls in love with Yuki. Of course, this is a problem.

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!!''Kagetora'' provides examples of:

* ACupAngst: Yuki seems to be jealous of Sakuya's....assets.
* AbandonedHospital: Chapter 6 has the main cast go to explore a haunted abandoned hospital.
* AccidentalPervert: [[HilarityEnsues Kagetora, in the very first volume stumbles upon both Yuki and Akino in a bath...]]
* ActionGirl: You've got [[{{Ninja}} Sakuya]], [[BrattyHalfPint Natsume]], [[{{Tsundere}} Akino]], and eventually Yuki.
* ActionMom: Yuki's mother is actually very skilled with weapons.
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Yuki pat Kagetora's head once.
* AffectionateNickname: Sakuya calls Kagetora "Tora".
* AloofOlderBrother: Kagetora's older brother, Shiroumaru, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter is more skilled than Kagetora at everything.]]
* AmusementPark: Quite a few chapters take place here.
* ArtEvolution
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The final chapter shows Kagetora and Yuki's children.]]
* {{Badass}}: Kagetora can only be bested by his brother usually.
** BadassAdorable: Yuki, Sakuya, and even [[NonHumanSideKick Kosuke]].
* BattleHarem: Most of the girls in Kagetora's harem are basically {{Action Girl}}s.
* BeachEpisode: In the third chapter of the first volume, the main cast go to have fun at the beach.
* BeautifulDreamer: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v02/c007/29.html Yuki]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** Taka is revealed to have wished for a decisive kill on UsefulNotes/{{Tanabata}}.
** He also seems to have punished Kagetora so much it gives him shivers.
** There's also [[ActionGirl Sakuya]], a pleasant girl that happens to have a huge BerserkButton when it comes to other girls with Kagetora.
* BigBrotherWorship: 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".
* BlackComedyRape: Quite possibly. [[StalkerWithACrush Satsuki]] is always [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything using blow darts to try and knock Kagetora unconscious]]....
* BlatantLies: [[BadLiar Kagetora]] is not very skilled at hiding his feelings...
* BodyguardCrush: Kagetora's first excuse for staying near Yuki is that he's her Ninja bodyguard.
* BondingOverMissingParents: It's revealed that Kagetora and Kosuke both lost their mothers and feel a bond between each other because of it.
* BoyMeetsGirl
* BrattyHalfPint: Natsume, a girl who always challenges Kagetora to fights and loves playing pranks.
* BrutalHonesty: When Yuki gets angry with Kagetora she's [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend pretty blunt about their relationship]].
* CallingYourAttacks: '''Hurai style'''! + '''Attack name'''.
** Parodied when Kosuke actually does this.
*** '''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hurai Style: Monkey Punch]]'''!
* CantActPervertedTowardaLoveInterest: Kagetora resists acting on most of his thoughts about Yuki and usually makes them go away.
** Or [[NonHumanSidekick Kosuke]] [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slaps]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny them away]].
* CantHoldHerLiquor: Yuki can get drunk from the smallest amounts of alcohol. Kagetora on the other hand, averts this.
* CensorSteam: The whole manga would end up being {{Seinen}} or {{Hentai}} without it, considering all the bathing scenes.
* CharacterFocus: Akino gets a few and the same goes for Sakuya.
* CherryBlossoms
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Kagetora and Sakuya grew up in the same village. Sakuya is in love with him, but he doesn't reciprocate.
* ChildhoodFriends: Yuki and Akino have been friends since childhood.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Kagetora to Sakuya.
* ChristmasEpisode
* ClingyJealousGirl: Most of Kagetora's harem tend to get ''very'' jealous. Even Yuki eventually becomes this, she even becomes a [[BrutalHonesty verbal]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend type B]] {{Tsundere}} because of this.
* ClothingDamage: Happens when Sakuya's wind ninjutsu only cuts up bathing suit tops...
* CluelessChickMagnet: '''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.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Satsuki doesn't understand that Kagetora was calling Yuki a princess.
* CreepyMonotone: Yuki apparently in one of her {{Tsundere}} moments.
* CrushBlush:
** Happens ''very'' often to Kagetora towards Yuki.
** Satsuki gets this when Kagetora is around.
* CryCute: Yuki Toudou, very often.
* CuteBruiser: Yuki and Kosuke.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Yuki is the godess of this trope.
* DivingSave: Kagetora and Yuki first meet when he saves her from getting run over by a truck.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** The title of a [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas chapter]] is ''A Christmas Virgin''. It just so happens Yuki is also wearing a rather [[{{Fanservice}} revealing]] SexySantaDress.
** In one chapter Kagetora's shirt gets tea on it, and Satsuki tries to tear his shirt off, and what's Yuki's reaction? "Let me help!" While pulling his shirt.
** Also Yuki's outfit looks rather soaked...
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Akino often beats or attempts to heavily injure Kagetora multiple times. Kagetora simply runs or away or uses a NinjaLog to escape from her.
* DrunkenMaster: '''Yuki'''. The smallest bit of alcohol makes her this to the point that Kagetora has trouble restraining her.
* EmotionSuppression: Most of the plot revolves around the fact that Kagetora tries '''very''' to [[IgnoreTheFanservice not look]] at Yuki, but sometimes he can't help it.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: Kagetora tends to stutter fairly often when flustered.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Yuki. Sakuya seems to enjoy poking her, and Akino's friendship towards her can come off [[LesYay as a crush]].
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Nearly everyone can tell [[BadLiar Kagetora]] is in love with Yuki. The only problem is [[ObliviousToLove Yuki]] doesn't know his feelings for her and he doesn't realise that she loves him.
* {{Fanservice}}: A good amount from [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Yuki]], [[{{Tsundere}} Akino]], and [[BuxomIsBetter Sakuya]] thanks to lots of [[FuroScene indoor]] [[ButWaitTheresMore and]] [[HotSpringsEpisode outdoor]] [[PublicBathhouseScene bathing]] scenes.
* FestivalEpisode
* FriendVersusLover: Akino versus Kagetora. The fight is over Yuki.
* FunSize
* GenkiGirl: Yuki when she's not [[CryCute sad]].
* GirlsStareAtSceneryBoysStareAtGirls: Yuki admires the fireworks while Kagetora can only think about how cute Yuki is.
* TheGlomp: In the first volume Kagetora does this to [[spoiler: Yuki]].
* GoThroughMe: The main reason [[{{Ojou}} Satsuki]] manages to hold off [[{{Ninja}} Sakuya]] is because of all her bodyguards protecting her.
* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:The series ends with Kagetora and Yuki getting married and having children together.]]
* HaremGenre: The series introduces a new girl that almost always falls in love with Kagetora every few chapters.
* HotSpringsEpisode
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Yuki to Kagetora [[MoeStare ''very'']] often.
* ImTakingHimHomeWithMe: Satsuki does this to Kagetora.
* IdiotHair: Sakuya has one.
* IdiotsCannotCatchColds: [[DeadpanSnarker Kosuke]] claims Kagetora can't be sick because of this.
* InnerMonologue: Kagetora has this but his thoughts are usually [[StealthHiBye interrupted by Yuki]].
* InconvenientAttraction: A recurring struggle Kagetora has to face is his growing feelings for Yuki and how troublesome it's for him, since falling in love with his master is a betrayal of his duty as a ninja.
* InstantSedation: When [[StalkerWithACrush Satsuki]] shoots a TranquillizerDart at Kagetora and misses, a male student is seen instantly unconscious.
* KaleidoscopeHair: [[WordOfGod The author]] can't seem to decide what color Yuki's hair should be on covers.
* LadyAndKnight: Yuki and Kagetora.
* LampshadeHanging: [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick Kosuke]] is a master at these.
** [-'''Yuki''': You're [[ChickMagnet really popular]] aren't you, Kagetora-]?
** [-'''Kagetora's monologue''': For some reason, [[{{Dojikko}} Hime]] is extraordinarily clumsy.-]
* LeaveMeAlone: Yuki says this Kagetora when she wants to get stronger by herself.
* LegacyOfService: The duty of the Fuurai clan is to protect the head of the Toudou family from the shadows.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Reiziien to Kagetora.
* LoverTugOfWar: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c014/10.html Sakuya and Satsuki do this]] multiple times.
* LuminescentBlush: Kagetora, Yuki, and even [[DefrostingIceQueen Akino]] get these.
** Satsuki is '''always''' [[CrushBlush blushing near Kagetora]].
* MadeASlave: Satsuki believes Kagetora is unable to even speak his mind in front of Yuki. She's wrong.
* MaleGaze: Most of the {{Fanservice}} is targeted towards males, which reminds you it's actually considered {{Shounen}}.
* MarshmallowHell:
** Yuki does this unintentionally to Kagetora.
** Sakuya also does this, once again, not on purpose.
* {{Meido}}: Yuki while cleaning Kagetora's house.
* MistressAndServantBoy: Subverted. Most people in-universe mistake Yuki and Kagetora's relationship as this.
* MoeStare: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v03/c013/10.html Yuki's default facial expression]].
* MomentKiller: Satsuki.
** Virtually every time Yuki and Kagetora are together someone becomes this.
* MsFanservice: [[{{Moe}} Yuki]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Akino]], and [[BuxomIsBetter Sakuya]] each supply a healthy dose of fanservice.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[{{Ninja}} Sakuya]] decides to cut vegetables with a kunai.
* NewYearSameClass: Played with. Although they do change class, the same characters are together.
* {{Ninja}}
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Yuki gets ''very'' close to Kagetora's face often.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: As Kagetora puts it, "Instead of being liked, it's like I'm being hunted."
* NonHumanSidekick: Kosuke is a monkey.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Subverted ''very'' much. Since these are non existent in the manga the males end up [[LuminescentBlush blushing]] ''much more often than the girls''.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v01/c001/40.html They're just sparring...seriously.]]
* OhCrap: When Kagetora realizes [[spoiler: Kosuke bought a semi alcoholic drink and [[{{DrunkenMaster}} Yuki]] drank some]].
** Also in the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas chapter]] Yuki's face looks like this when [[spoiler: she thinks Kagetora wnet through all the trouble to get Sakuya a present]].
* ObliviousToLove: 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 shrugs off Yuki's actions and attempts to rationalize them. As it turns out he was right.
* OfficialCouple: Kagetora and Yuki.
* {{Ojou}}:
** Satsuki has enough money to hire a butler, and bodyguards.
** Subverted with Yuki.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[LampshadeHanging Yuki's age is questioned by Kagetora]], and even after the TimeSkip nearly ''every'' character becomes this since they look ''exactly'' the same.
* {{Otaku}}: Issei is a ninja otaku. The scene that displays Issei's ninja tools says it all. It's even [[LampshadeHanging said]] by Kagetora.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Sakuya has been pretty much in love with Kagetora forever.
* PervertRevengeMode: Akino to [[AccidentalPervert Kagetora]].
* PlayboyBunny: Both Yuki and Sakuya dress up as this.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Most of the plot is because Kagetora {{Cannot Spit It Out}} and [[spoiler: neither can Yuki]].
* PreMeeting: Kagetora first bumps into Yuki when he saves her from getting run over by a truck. Later, he goes to her family dojo and finds out she's the heir of the Toudou family he must protect and teach martial arts to.
* PrimalFear: Yuki is afraid of heights and Kagetora is ''very'' afraid of ghosts.
* ProtagonistTitle: The manga is named after its main character.
* {{Qipao}}: Sakuya wears one in the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas chapter]].
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Akino
* RescueRomance: How Satsuki falls in love with Kagetora.
* TheRival:
** Yuki and Satsuki have a rivalry.
** [[FriendVersusLover Kagetora and Akino]] also count.
** The same goes for Sakuya and Yuki.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Akino and Yuki's friendship can sometimes border LesYay and Kagetora [[LampshadeHanging even points it out]] by saying; "Is this really just a sisterly thing?"
* SantaClaus: Or as Yuki calls him: Santa-san.
* SecondYearProtagonist: The series starts out with both Yuki and Kagetora as this.
* SecurityCling: Yuki to Kagetora, mostly only on the covers.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Kagetora has one.
* TheScream: When Yuki goes on a roller coaster despite her fear of them.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Satsuki '''refuses''' to believe Kagetora doesn't want to date her. Most of her theories end up becoming [[InsaneTrollLogic illogical]] attempts to justify his actions.
* SexySantaDress: Just [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kagetora/v02/c008/1.html look]].
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend:
** Kagetora denies his feelings because he [[MarriedTotheJob feels it's not right for a ninja to feel that way towards his master]].
** [[{{Tsundere}} Yuki]] [[BrutalHonesty also does this]] to Kagetora when she's upset.
* SickEpisode: Quite a few.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Kagetora seems to be Yuki-sexual for the most part.
* SmokeOut:
** Used by Kagetora to hide Yuki when [[SlipperySwimsuit her bikini top comes off]].
** Used again by Natsume.
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Kosuke is this minus the sociopath part. He's always [[LampshadeHanging pointing]] '''everything''' out.
* StalkerWithACrush: Reizeiin Satsuki to Kagetora. She claims to have done research on him after only meeting him once.
* StealthHiBye: The series practically runs on this. Yuki does this all the time to [[{{Ninja}} Kagetora]] [[{{Irony}} of all people]], to the point that you'd think ''she'' is the {{Ninja}}. Possibly because Kagetora is constantly talking to himself.
** [[ActionGirl Sakuya]] is probably even more skilled at this, since she manages to sneak behind him even on guard.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: One appears in the haunted hospital chapter.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Kiritani usually acts cold and somewhat cruel, yet occasionally shows a warmer side.
* SupportingHarem: It's very obvious the OneTrueLove in Kagetora's life is Yuki. A new girl who falls in love with Kagetora is introduced nearly every chapter, but they're often PutOnABus so the manga doesn't have to keep reminding us they don't have a chance.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Technically Kagetora is Yuki's teacher. Her mother assigned Kagetora the duty to teach Yuki martial arts.
* ThinkingOutLoud: Kagetora does this ''all the time''. Usually right before [[StealthHiBye Yuki sneaks up on him]].
* ThreesomeSubtext: While there's little to no LesYay between Yuki and Satsuki, they do have a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rather strange scene with Kagetora]] where he gets tea spilled on him and both of them try and tear his shirt off.
* TigerVersusDragon: When they start [[FriendVersusLover fighting over which of them has the right to protect Yuki]], Kagetora and Akino have a tiger and dragon {{Animal Battle Aura}}s behind them respectively.
* TokenMiniMoe: Yuki.
* TranquilizerDart: Satsuki's WeaponOfChoice when attempting to [[BlackComedyRape capture Kagetora]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Yuki may also count as a non-violent Type B. A kind, sweet girl, but when Kagetora shows no interest in her he gets the cold shoulder.
* TwiceShy: Yuki and Kagetora could've resolved most of the plot much quicker if they weren't this.
* UnwantedHarem: Unfortunately, [[ChickMagnet Kagetora]] attracts a few girls, a [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]], and quite a few [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy girls]].
* UptownGirl: Yuki is the daughter is the prestigious Toudou family. She falls in love with Kagetora, who is a member of a ninja clan with the duty to serve and protect her family.
* VerbalTic: Kagetora says "Fuu" fairly often.
* WorldOfActionGirls
* YamatoNadeshiko: [[AvertedTrope Kagetora imagines Yuki this way, but boy was he wrong]]. Played straight with her mother, though.

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