Manga / Lolita Complex Phoenix

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Lolita Complex Phoenix is a manga written by Satoru Matsubayashi, and it's about a self-appointed hero of the little girls, who defends them from the paedophiles who lurk for them... all while making himself look like one by accident most of the time.

As of January 22, 2011, the series has been completed with 25 chapters. The author has announced a sequel in the works, entitled Lolita Complex Phoenix BL.


Lolita Complex Phoenix contains examples of:

  • Accidental Pervert: Happens to Phoenix at least once per chapter.
  • Acronym Confusion: The Black Lolita Group is referred to as the BL Group. In Japan, "BL" is an abbreviation more commonly used for something else, which causes Phoenix to believe that they're coming after him after one quick google search. Kaiser is more than happy to clear up the misunderstanding.
  • Adults Are Useless: Besides Phoenix, if there's an adult in this manga that is not villianous, they're either gullible, apathetic, incompetent or a combination of all three.
  • Apathetic Teacher: Mia's teacher. In the school trip chapter, she doesn't even care that the manager of the inn looks very suspicious,note  all she cares about is getting drunk.
  • Art Evolution: Noticeable from chapter 5.
  • Ass Shove: Phoenix uses this as a form of an attack and he can get really creative with them.
  • Author Avatar: A stick figure.
  • Bishōnen: Rose the Hottie, who had facial reconstruction surgery in order to be this trope.
  • Broken Pedestal: Marika actually liked Phoenix when the two of them were younger, remembering him to be kind and strong. Then she sees the current-day Phoenix, a jobless bum who wears a bird mask over his face and is understandably disappointed.
  • Butt-Monkey: Phoenix. Mia's butler, Yamada, also takes his fair share of abuse.
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Catch-Phrase/Arc Words: "My name is Phoenix, protector of little girls and an ally of justice. I'm also 26 and unemployed."
  • Cavemen vs. Astronauts Debate: The BL group tends to get in these kinds of arguments a lot (one guess to what the arguments relate to), much to Aoi's annoyance.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Everyone.
  • Crapsack World: Machida City can't be anything other than this, being overrun with pedophiles.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Angel♥Love, who runs a lingerie shop just so he can sexually harass girls.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Probably the most dangerous part about the BL Group besides their goals is that they are incredibly well-funded. Kaiser is apparently a wealthy tycoon, who was already a millionaire when he was Phoenix's age.
    • The doctor that the BL Group employs angrily points out to Phoenix that he went to medical school and did all the work to legally obtain his liscense...all for the purpose of harrassing little girls.
  • Damsel in Distress: Whenever the BL Group plans on doing anything unsavory Mia is unfortunately always in their crosshairs. Naturally, she struggles at fighting back, being only 11.
    Phoenix: What's the matter, Mia? Do you need saving again?
  • Deadpan Snarker: Aoi.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Rose the Hottie's power. He uses it to brainwash little girls into letting him do all sorts of obviously lewd things to them.
  • Enemy Mine: Phoenix and the BL Group in the finale, after Mia falls ill.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Thankfully, all of the BL Group's plans squarely fall under this. Pheonix usually foils them but they end up foiling themselves. A good example is when they open a store that only sells clothing for little girls and it gets closed down in one day due to the police arresting them for harassing the customers, with Phoenix nowhere in sight and left blissfully unaware until he sees the vacant building the next day.
    Aoi: These guys just don't learn...
  • Gonk: Phoenix's mother.
  • Groin Attack: Variations of this trope are used very often by Phoenix and the BL Group members (since one of the ways, if not the easiest way, to subdue a male opponent is to kick him the balls), but Spiral Rikimaru turns it Up to Eleven with the Rikimaru Spiral (which is to slam the opponent's balls down on logs planted into the ground and arranged in a circle at high speed). It's a wonder how nobody has been made sterile after suffering some of the attacks that are seen in the series.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: The BL group and Phoenix have a massive aversion of anything even slightly homoerotic.
  • Horrible Camping Trip: More like Horrible Hiking Trip for the BL group.
  • Hot-Blooded: Any masked character.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: All of the titles are named "The Phoenix and X".
  • Jerkass:
    • The BL Group are prone to being jerks to one another.
    • Godou, one of Mia's classmates.
  • Laughably Evil: The BL group. Sure, they're all pedophiles, but it's hard not to laugh at their antics and bizarre appearances. Then there's the fact that that they're hilariously incompetent at what they set out to do.
  • Locked in a Room: Happens to Phoenix, Mia, Kaiser, Aoi, Danny and Kerorin in the last chapter.
  • Mask Power: Phoenix's mask usually starts blowing flames once he gets powered up by the love of little girls.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Phoenix is really weak, in spite that he looks like Final Fight's Mike Haggar with a bird as his head.
  • Not So Different: A clear parrallel is drawn between Kaiser and Phoenix. While Kaiser is an accomplished business man compared to Phoenix being jobless and still lives with his parents, he retired early and is left with a lot of free-time...just like Phoenix. To drive it home, during their conference meeting Aoi points out to Kaiser that he might as well be a NEET with the schedule he has.
  • Oblivious to Love: Though he has wild fantasies of her, Phoenix is obviously unaware that his cousin Marika does have a crush on him: she just can't stand what he's turned into.
  • Ojou: Mia, though she refuses to admit it.
  • Running Gag: "Oh, it's just a bird of paradise."
  • School Festival: Part of the three-part finale.
  • Sequel Hook: The poster in the final chapter.
    Aoi: Um...Commander, what's up with this ridiculous poster.
    Kaiser: Next up is the start of our new series!
  • Shout-Out: One to Ippo's Dempsey Roll, of all things.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Kaiser uses a huge cat tail (that he calls "Mistoltein") on his crotch. Ack!
  • Those Two Guys: The Police Chief and Abuname, who appear from time to time.
  • Unfortunate Names: Subverted with Mia's dog. Its name is "Pes" but everyone mixed up its name with a certain part of the male body. It's then Double Subverted when the butler informs that "Pes" is not it's real name and its name really does turn out to be the name everyone else calls it.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Subverted. Kaiser already learned that Aoi was a boy, but completely forgot. Hilarity Ensues when he's reminded about it.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The BL Group are usually mortified at Phoenix's rather eccentric ways of fighting them...mostly because his methods are as questionable as their methods.
    BL Mook: W-What a paper-thin difference between us and this guy!
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Aoi...possibly. He usually states flatly that he's a guy whenever Kaiser or any other BL member get any ideas and shows the evidence, but it's usually revealed to be an item he keeps under his skirt for some reason.

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