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"With the birth of the machine, are we walking the path to our destruction?"
Manga adaptation of the Tokyo Grand Guignol production of the same name, detailing the story of a vaguely fascist-tinted club of nine middle school age boys in their endeavor to create life for their own purposes. Cobbled together of a mixture of human and robotic parts, the elegant machine Litchi is sent by the boys to procure a girl their own age for as of yet unknown reasons. A new theatrical play is in production based off the manga, and Usumaru Furuya announced a continuation series on his website that would reveal more about the cast.The original manga is available in English from Vertical Inc as Lychee Light Club.Not to be confused with Litchi Faye-Ling.This series contains copious amounts of Gorn.
Bishounen: The club believes even their innards are beautiful, although it's more like they believe their bodies are somehow purer than disgusting adults. Zera is very disappointed when the blood starts flowing and he's not that different from a normal human inside or out.
Blindfolded Trip: The fate of the classmate caught trespassing. To start with, anyway.
Blood Brothers: Chapter two. "Gentlemen, you who have partaken of my blood, you can say you are already part of me."
Creepy Child: In the prequel, Jaibo (rumored to have drugged a classmate as a child and loves killing animals) more so then Zera (rejects love and adulthood after his parents miserable divorce strands him in Keikou).
Growing Up Sucks: "We are not rejecting growth. What we reject is the fact that you haven't died." Also, Jaibo is afraid that his growing up and suffering the effects of puberty will make Zera cease to love him. So it can be argued that a lot of the chaos that happens can be traced to to the fear of becoming an adult. The prequel reveals that Zera's parents' divorce was the reason he came to town; having his mother constantly saying he reminds her of his lousy father probably didn't help his view of adulthood.
Hidden Eyes: Kaneda most often, but the school caps are equal opportunity obscurers.
Licking the Blade: Jaibo, "I haven't tried this since frog dissection." He says this right before eviscerating a history teacher from his school.
Meaningful Rename: At least Zera, but other members of the club seem to answer to a name other than their birth name. Additionally, the nicknames/titles presented with each member on the cover all reflect some aspect of their personality or appearance.
Prequel / Interquel / Mind Screw Driver: Bokura no Hikari Club, about the founding of the original Hikari Club by Tamiya, gets a little more into some of the characters' heads and eventually catches up with Litchi. For example Tamiya didn't exactly feel nothing when Jaibo killed the student and teacher at the beginning of Litchi.
Psycho Supporter: Jaibo. In true fashion though, he ends up ruining pretty much everything.