"Let go of me! What if your low grades are contagious?!"
A classic in Harem/romance subgenre, Love Hina tells the story of clumsy loser Keitaro Urashima, a ronin who has failed three times to qualify for Tokyo University. He is driven to make it into Todai because of a promise he made to a little girl fifteen years before -- they would both go to Tokyo University, get married, and live happily forever after.It would probably help if he could remember who the little girl was, but he has only the vaguest memory of what she looked like, and no memory whatsoever of her name.His parents are disgusted with his persistent failure and refuse to support him through another year's study and testing. But his grandmother, the owner of Hinata House, a hot springs resort, has offered to let him lodge there and study while she goes on a round-the-world trip. Keitaro leaps at the chance.When Keitaro arrives at Hinata House, he discovers that his grandmother has left already without leaving any instructions, and worse, failed to warn him that the former resort is now a girls-only dormitory. The inhabitants are less than pleased with the incursion of a "perverted male" into their domain, but he eventually convinces them to let him stay, on sufferance and with much vigilance on their part against any future misbehavior.Through the course of the 14 volume manga, and its 25-episode anime, two movies, and a three-episode miniseries, Keitaro not only wins over the girls of Hinata House, he finds self-confidence, a career, love and his promise girl. Just not all at the same time. And he has an extremely painful time achieving all of the above.Thought by many to be the archetypal example of the harem genre, Love Hina is a comedy with a dramatic thread running through it. The story has a strong ensemble cast that adeptly brings together a wide variety of characters and character types into what can arguably be called a family. As one of the first anime to be produced entirely on computers, the art is crisp and clean and never suffers from the usual loss of quality that can affect traditionally-animated series during deadline crunches. Although Keitaro is subject to a large amount of cartoonishly slapstick violence at times, it is not just a love story but the story of his growth into an adult.Compare with Maison Ikkoku. Contrast with Mahou Sensei Negima! (by the same author, and implied to be in the same universe.)The Anime adptation is notable as the first Anime to be digitally produced as opposed to using the traditional hand-drawn celluloid method.
This show provides examples of:
Absurdly Sharp Blade: Motoko and Tsuruko just love slicing rocks in half. WITH WOODEN SWORDS. She also managed to slice a log and have it turn into a mecha figurine upon hitting the ground again in episode 6, although she feels a little ashamed having to do this for money.
Tsuruko is introduced SLICING A MOVING TRUCK IN HALF just as it was about to run over Keitaro. And the driver (who was drunk off his ass) survives!
Accidental Pervert: Keitaro. Countless times. Inverted in one instance where Naru walks in on Keitaro changing, promptly screams that he's a pervert and punches him. She sheepishly explains it as a reflex action when he asks why he's the one to be punished.
The Ace: Seta seems like an average archaeologist until Motoko challenges him to a fight during the play. He dodges or parries all of her attacks, to the point where Haruka believed them to just be using some kind of special effects.
Special mention to his insane driving skills. His van seems to take a lot of damage, but it always somehow drives away, even if the vehicle is turned on its side.
Adaptation Expansion: Siblings and parents only mentioned in the manga show up in the anime; Shinobu's Dad, Suu's brother and sister, and Naru's little sister.
The anime also either adds detail to, or sometimes outright changes, the supporting cast's backstories – leading to exploration of themes such as childhood and growing up, memory, selflessness, love and dreams in a more in-depth manner than simply sticking to the primary plot's story would allow.
Unfortunately, this is slightly undermined by the fact that because the second series was cancelled, the primary plot of the anime ends about two-thirds of the way through the manga's story.
In volume 9, Keitaro gets a giant onion dropped on him,note (that was in fact the ornament that rests atop the Nippon Budokan Hall. Even Mutsumi had a Heroic BSOD!) breaking his leg for a week. Su asks him:
Motoko herself has one during her second duel with her sister in the manga.
Animals Hate Him: Ken Akamatsu seems to get a kick out of this – if one character is particularly depressed and runs away, they're likely to end up getting bitten in the ass by a dog when they try to pet it. This gag is used TWICE in volume 9.
On the way to the Tokyo U entrance ceremony, Keitaro is suddenly attacked by a pack of wild dogs and then a murder of crows for no particular reason (that is, other than making him a Cosmic Plaything).
Between My Legs: In several episodes of the anime, for example, at the end of episode 21.
Big Damn Heroes: Seta has a few moments like this… though of course with a comedic twist.
Keitaro has a few straight instances of this, like in the anime when he dives out of a zeppelin to rescue a falling Naru.
Hilariously averted in one episode when Su has Kentaro suited up in some Power Armor to retrieve Keitaro, only to have him pass out from the sheer exhaustion of walking with that thing on.
Big Eater: Su has a prodigious appetite for a girl her size, and her first impulse on hearing a word she doesn't know is to ask if it's tasty/edible.
Big Ol' Eyebrows: A minor case, but Mutsumi's eyebrows are much more prominent than anyone else's. Strangely, this makes her cuter. Kitsune's eyebrows are noticeably thicker than the rest of the main cast as well. A case of Author Appeal, too, as Akamatsu admitted he likes designing cute girls with these.
Big Secret: Multiple times, usually hilariously smashed somehow. First with Keitaro accidentally convincing the girls he's a Todai student rather than a prospective applicant (that doesn't last long and ends Keitaro getting punched). Later, Naru tries to convince herself and everyone else that she totally doesn't like Keitaro (she eventually admits the truth, which ends Keitaro getting punched). Kanako trying to hide the fact that she and Keitaro are Not Blood Siblings (he'd already figured it out, but it ends in him getting punched). The biggest secret, though, is what Old Lady Hinata knows about Keitaro's "promise girl" (amazingly, this revelation does not end with Keitaro getting punched).
Blind Without 'Em: Keitaro and sometimes Naru. There's a whole episode centered on this.
Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Mutsumi's non-sequiters, puns, and general daffiness are patterned after the idiot side of the routine, with Keitaro or Naru reacting like the straight man. (Though Keitaro is usually the one that ends up getting hit)
Bound and Gagged: Kanako does this to Shinobu, when she stumbled onto her sniffing her brother's shirt and later imprisons Su and Sarah when they barge in on her room and see she had been impersonating Shinobu a few seconds ago.
This being Kanako's specialty, she ties up every character at one point or another.
Break Up Make Up Scenario: Most of the series involves Keitaro and Naru growing closer, then something happening or one of them (usually Keitaro) doing something stupid to drive them apart until they get closer again.
Breast Plate: Motoko's outfit for the video game dream world in the anime.
Broke Episode: Anime only. Episode 14. Due to their excessive expenses/partying, the inn has to find 67,000 yen to pay the utility bills or else they get shut down.
Can Not Spit It Out: You could practically make a drinking game out of the number of times Keitaro tries (and fails) to confess his feelings for Naru in the manga.
Don't try it. You'll die of alcohol poisoning halfway through the series.
And when he finally gets around to it, he passes the trope right over to Naru, who arguably has an even harder time with it. Particularly since he always knew how he felt, whereas she tries to vehemently deny her own feelings.
Which causes a lot of problems because several girls who like Keitaro call her out on it (mainly Kitsune), and wonder why she won't let them near him (due to her tendency to knock him into the air when he's with another girl) but at the same time invokes this trope.
Reaches its most logical extreme in physical circumstances when half the Japanese media is chasing after her due to thinking she's a terrorist.
Motoko: 'Don't worry, I used the flat of my blade' (only in the anime).
Cat Smile: Su often has one. Tama has one as well.
Celebrity Is Overrated: Naru becomes a singer in episode 11, but quickly learns to despise it, even going so far as to jump into the hot tub that Keitaro is using in order to hide from her manager.
Of course seeing as her manager was Jerk Ass Kentaro that would explain why she was having problems.
Censor Steam: Opaque enough for the audience, but apparently not enough to spare Keitaro's hide.
On a related note, we have, at one point, Censor Suu. This sort involves hanging one strategically-folded Kaolla Su around Motoko's neck, and letting her run around the screen for a few panels before and after to justify her presence.
Cool Car: Seta's van. Never runs out of gas (unless the plot requires), never breaks down (despite crashing it into every available surface), and will always hold as many people as it needs to. Overlaps with The Alleged Car.
Cry Cute: Aunt Haruka, Naru Narusegawa, and Motoko Aoyama. Kanako does this occasionally, when Keitaro can't remember his promise to her.
Cute and Psycho: Motoko's older sister Tsuruko is usually calm and graceful, but when Motoko makes the mistake of... erm... being creative with the truth in front of her, out comes her Ax-Crazy side (complete with daemon eyes). Because of this and her Implausible Fencing Powers, Motoko goes back and forth between admiring her and being scared shitless of her.
Kanako is also introduced this way, what with the misery she actively puts the girls through because of their mistreatment of Keitaro.
Date Peepers: Naru in episode 21 while Keitaro is on a date with Mutsumi. Kitsune and Mei, Naru's little stepsister also spy on them on their own.
Death Glare: Kanako gives a particularly vicious one to Naru after running out from shampooing Keitaro's hair and learning that he didn't remember his promise to her.
Deep-Immersion Gaming: Anime only. Episode 8. It turns out to have been a dream, although it does help break Motoko out of her mold a little when she sees the other characters having fun and inviting her to join them.
Defeat Means Friendship: Sort of happens when Motoko loses to Keitaro the first time. She realizes that he's worthy of at least a tiny amount of respect and starts to warm up to him.
In the anime, it happens to Kentaro after he "loses" to Keitaro in one episode at trying to win Naru's heart. He even helps them out, such as flying Naru to the island Keitaro went to in the Spring episode. He does drive his car towards Keitaro in one episode, but it's largely by accident, due to Tama flying at him and distracting/freaking him out.
Defrosting Ice Queen: Motoko and Kanako (though she still doesn't take it well that her brother wound up with her rival).
Deliberately Bad Example(s): Shirai and Haitani, who really are perverts and whose lecherous behavior is exactly what it looks like.
Somewhat averted when he re-breaks the same leg right in the next chapter due to Kitsune tickling him.
Disproportionate Retribution: As noted various times, the girls tend to humiliate or beat up Keitaro simply because he arrives at the wrong time when they are changing or violate them accidentally. Its even more absurd when one also remembers that they themselves are perfectly all right with it if it's with themselves. Furthermore, the girls frequently "punish" Keitaro for their own mistakes, such as walking in on him naked. One chapter has them worrying about his marks, so they try to cheer him up by letting him bathe with them. When he tearfully thanks them and mentions his score (which is quite high - their concern had made him worry he'd done a terrible job), they attack him, even though they'd assumed he'd failed, and none of them had bothered to ask him how he did.
Does Not Like Shoes: Kaolla Su is usually barefoot. Also, her sister Amalla Su is barefoot all the time.
Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: If anything turns you off of this series, it will be this. Had any of the genders been reversed... they'd quickly be arrested. The anime has it somewhat less frequently, but gets correspondingly more violent when it does happen. Kanako does call them on it very late in the manga, subjecting the worst offenders to almost a volume's worth of Humiliation Conga.
Motoko even beats up Haitani and Shirai for talking to the girls while they're on the beach.
Averted when Motoko gets a stern warning from the police for hitting a man who supposedly groped her.
There's a joke amongst the fandom that Keitaro should have studied Law instead of Geology at Tokyo U; that way, he could get payback by filing excessive force lawsuits against the girls, and win really big.
Defied in the manga. The girls like to assume an unlikely worst-case scenario of Keitaro killing himself if hit with extremely bad news or misfortune. So they try to keep him away from the problem or just be exceptionally nice to him for a change. He picks up on it quickly, but assumes a different worst-case scenario than the girls did.
First Kiss: Played with. Keitaro and Naru both had theirs with Mutsumi. Shinobu makes it very clear she wants Keitaro to be hers; it ends up being Su. Motoko gets hers when she's assaulted by Su's automatic kissing machine. In the anime, Episode 13 focuses on this, with primary emphasis on Shinobu, although other characters talk about theirs or get involved.
First Girl Wins: Played with. Naru is the first girl we the audience meet, but Mutsumi was the first girl Keitaro met chronologically. Ultimately it ends up being Naru.
Foregone Conclusion: Despite all of the noteworthy action between Keitaro and Mutsumi, it's ridiculously evident that Naru will end up with him. By the final three volumes, there's literally no hope for the other girls.
The Four Gods: The pets in the series resemble the Four Gods; Team Pet Tama the turtle (Genbu), Tsuruko's Shippu the crane (Suzaku), Kanako's cat Kuro (Byakko), and in the epilogue Ema has Leon the chameleon (Seiryu). The final page of the manga shows the four of them on the roof.
Fourth Wall Observer: Kentaro Sakata's comments to the audience about the anime, its plot, and his role therein.
"Well. I suppose that's all the screen time I'm getting this time."
Genius Ditz: Mutsumi. Both Naru and Keitaro are shocked that she gets perfect scores and wonder how she failed the exam as many times as he did. She either forgot to write her own name, or got lost on the way to the examination place.
Greek Chorus: The Three Old Men Around Town in the anime, who may be ghosts.
Funnily enough, in the episode where Motoko dreams that she and the girls are in an RPG, they are NPCs, whose speech consists of only the same phrase over and over (which Su points out to Motoko when she reacts in confusion).
Green Rooming: Motoko (along with her "groupies") is introduced in the first minutes of the first episode, but she immediately leaves on a training excursion, thus freeing up screen time for introductions of the other characters before she gets her turn to take center stage in the third episode.
Hadaka Apron: Keitaro fantasizes about seeing this. Shinobu fantasizes about doing this (specifically becoming grown up enough to do so).
Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Kitsune can hold enough liquor to turn a normal human's liver into foie gras. Not that she can't get smashed, though.
Heroic BSOD: In the anime, Motoko has one in an episode where she believes that due to not wearing her traditional battle dress, she can't use her special attacks. At least until Keitaro snaps her out of it, and tells her that the clothing didn't matter, and that she was still the same person no matter what she wore.
Mutsumi gets her own Heroic BSOD in Volume 9, When Keitaro gets a "giant onion" dropped on him and it snaps his leg.
Harsh Word Impact: Very heavy use of this in the manga, especially metaphorical knives.
Invisible Parents: Keitaro's parents are never seen, although he does mention them early on, and his mom can be heard in the first episode of the anime. Also played straight with Su, Kitsune, and Motoko, although the other girls (Sarah, Naru, Shinobu) avert this trope.
I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: SO. MANY. TIMES. When it's played for comedy, the person (usually Keitaro) is certain that the beloved (Naru) would be happy with someone else, and doesn't waste a moment to let her get a word in edgewise.
Kid Samurai: Early Motoko, before her development (in both senses of the word).
Large Ham: Suu. Motoko in the anime. Seta has shades of this in the manga. Kitsune tries but is usually too drunk to pull it off.
Laser-Guided Karma: Happens to Motoko who, through most of the first half of the series, constantly belittled Keitaro's attempts to get into Tokyo University. Come the second half, she finds out firsthand that it's not as easy as it looks.
Naru also finds herself on the receiving end of this in the third quarter of the series when having to deal with Keitaro's half-sister and is subjected to the torture she put Keitaro through in the first half (specificlly trying to drive him out by overworking him when the girls initially didn't like him). Naru even wails out an apology for doing so (and rightly so; she did it out of anger for an out-of-context comment from Keitaro). Worth pointing out that Kanako succeeds in driving all the girls but Naru out using this method (though everybody returns just a few pages later).
Nerd Glasses: Keitaro and Naru both have them, although Naru only wears hers when studying. Invoked by Shinobu as part of her attempt to become more like Naru.
Nigh Invulnerable: The only explanation for Keitaro's survival past the first chapter, considering how much the girls attack him. The girls eventually become aware of how odd this is, and start lampshading it – constantly pointing out his seeming immortality.
At one point, they're chasing an airplane as it's on the runway (long story) and they tell Keitaro "Jump! Don't worry, you're immortal!" Then another time he is hit by a car and gets up with nothing worse than a minor head wound, and all the strangers run away screaming "Monster!"
Referenced and actually played for drama during the climax of Volume 13 as a manic Naru accidentally launched herself off a cliff and Keitaro jumped after her to save her…
Keitaro: Promise me you'll never do anything like this again. I'd survive, but I doubt you would.
Parental Abandonment: In both the manga and anime, Shinobu is shown to have an extremely poor relationship with her parents. It's touched on more in the anime, where an entire episode is dedicated to it.
Motoko seems to have shades of this as well.
Keitaro himself is only at Hinata House because his parents were sick and tired of dealing with his failure and kicked him out.
The Peeping Tom: A bored Kitsune, Shinobu, and Su in episode 13 drill three holes into Naru's room to spy on Keitaro trying to kiss a sleeping Naru, but he stops himself. Naru, apparently awake the whole time, responds with a punch to him, and then pokes her finger into each hole to punish the three girls for spying on her
Poor Communication Kills: A lot of the incidents in the series could have been avoided had the characters actually bothered to speak up. But then it would not have been as funny.
Speak up or listen up?
Potty Emergency: Naru had diarrhea on the trip to the desert but was unable to use the bathrooom because Keitaro wanted to confess his love to her. Talk about bad timing.
Practice Kiss: In one chapter, Shinobu is wondering about kissing and Su constructs a kissing robot for practice... which then went crazy and kissed Motoko.
Precocious Crush: Shinobu for Keitaro. At the beginning of story, Shinobu is 12 about to turn 13, Keitaro is 7 years older. She never quite gets over it.
Naru to Seta when he was her tutor. Even after he was out of her life for over two years, she was very much not over him; she immediately regressed to a squeeing junior high student upon seeing him again.
Ronin: Keitaro, Mutsumi, and later Naru. Modern meaning.
It's used in a tongue-in-cheek manner when Motoko gets in the same situation during the timeskip:
Kitsune:(giggling) Imagine what Keitaro will think when he hears the samurai became a ronin... (cue Motoko threatening to commit seppuku with a knife and Naru holding her back)
Running Gag: When the Amusing Injuries go to the extreme (the first time being when he is thrown off of a terrifying and rocky cliff, only half played for comedy), Genre Savvy characters start remarking that Keitaro is immortal. After this turning point, the joke is used here and there throughout the rest of the series, usually in an offhand way.
Su wants to eat Tama. Aside from the Accidental Pervert and subsequent beatings, this is probably the second most frequently used gag in the series.
Sacred First Kiss: No surprise that Shinobu takes this seriously. More surprising that Motoko does.
Samurai: Present-day Motoko, plus her sister Tsuruko.
Samurai Maid: When Motoko is defeated by her sister and left with her sword and her honor broken, she decides to "live as a normal woman". What does she do? Snatch a spare maid outfit from Kitsune's closet, do the chores around the inn and give the other residents her own brand of discipline!
Scenery Censor: Usually played fairly subtly, but it's all over the place in the manga.
Sdrawkcab Alias: Of the syllabic variant. When Naru and Kanako are competing against each other in a fighting game at an arcade, Naru's character name is Luna, Kanako's Konaka (who's also totally a Captain Ersatz of Ibuki).
Sealed Evil in a Can: The Urashima family owns an heirloom katana that happens to be the vessel for a powerful demon that nearly obliterated all of Kyoto. The seal isn't particularly strong – simply drawing the sword will unleash the demon, allowing it to possess the wielder.
The Youto Hina appears again in Mahou Sensei Negima!!. In Setsuna flashbacks recognizing it at Tsukuyomi's hands, Tsuruko says this. "This is the magic sword passed down in the East. Youto ‘Hina’. Today, this was lent to us by the East as a lesson." East or Kanto is where Hinata is at.
She gets called on this trope by several characters when they wonder why Naru keeps saying that but then gets mad at him if any other girl tries to romance him. Shinobu and (especially) Kanako call her out on this.
For all her forcing herself on him (drunk or otherwise, but mainly drunk), Kitsune honestly and openly ships Keitaro/Naru.
Naru herself tries to do this towards Keitaro and Mutsumi in the manga, while her sister tries it in the anime. The scene where Naru is dressed up like a nerd while Mutsumi is wearing a pretty dress is the same in both versions, although Naru does this herself in the manga, while her sister does it in the anime.
Hell, Mutsumi's been shipping Naru/Keitaro since childhood!
Keitaro also jokes with Motoko about having Su find them an EVA to fight Tsuruko.
There are also a lot of Star Wars references, Seta's van has a license plate reading "R2D2", and Naru gets stabbed by a lightsaber at one point.
A subversion of sorts – In the final episode of Love Hina Again, Keitaro falls down through the ruins of a haunted building holding the engagement ring he was going to give to Naru. His pose, and the fact that he's holding a ring, are immediately reminiscent of Gollum falling into the Mount Doom crater.
The "Mecha Tama 3" from the Love Hina Spring Special looks like a turtle. It also looks like Thunderbird 2.
Also, Final Fantasy shows up every once in a while. Such as: some of Mutsumi's costumes being based on Aerith of Final Fantasy VII fame, a Cactuar on a shelf (next to a starship) while looking for a job; in Volume 3, page 37, frame 6, you can see Squall and Rinoa sweat-drop at Naru and Keitaro crashing into a shelf of plushies; and in Volume 13, Keitaro mentions copying Motoko's Boulder Cutting Blade as being like "Kimahri's Lancet ability."
There's also a minor reference to Chrono Cross during Kanako's advertisement parade, where Suu is dressed as Harle.
The Pararakelse chapter where Motoko, Shinobu, Sû and co. discover through the latter's radar that they're surrounded by giant turtles, and then are chased by those, with team member rescue sequence and flight with the help of a transporting machine to boot, is a clear Aliens reference.
Su's Turtle radar is a reference, to the Dragon Ball series, as it looks just like the dragon radar. Keitaro even jokes about the possibility of getting sued.
Godzilla series reference in the anime – In the RPG dream there are two tiny twin Mutsumis who sing to call out a giant Tama in the same way the twins who sing to call Mothra from the Godzilla and its spinoff films.
May also count as a reference to Gamera, who is a genuine flying turtle Kaiju!
It's shown in the manga that she also has a Nintendo 64.
Ma-kun gets a cameo appearence on the cover of chapter 71.
During the festival in Chapter 118, Shinobu has a fan with Chiyo's father on it.
The manga chapter where Naru finally confesses she's in love with Keitaro with a screamed confession and a tasty deep kiss is called Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (the "Kill Me" part omitted, which is strange considering this is Love Hina).
In the first episode of Love Hina Again, Naru is seen sweeping the path in front of the dorm with a wicker broom and apron that are suspiciously similar to those often sported by Kyoko Otonashi in Maison Ikkoku.
Shrinking Violet: Shinobu. She grows out of it by the end, and God help you if you cross her then.
Starving Student: A recurring subplot is Keitaro looking for a job to pay for his studies. Made worse in that he routinely loses money to the Pretty Freeloaders' hijinks (once Kitsune even gets him fired from a restaurant because she didn't want to pay the bill, and Keitaro didn't even have time to dig himself out of it).
Stealth Clothes: Keitaro wears the bandana-tied-under-the-nose getup when trying to move out of Hinata House without anyone noticing. It fails, but not in the common way (he is spotted, but he escapes and isn't recognized until Naru finds the report card he left behind).
Suicide as Comedy: Motoko invokes this trope sometimes in both the anime and the manga.
Supporting Harem: Only Naru and Mutsumi ever had any chance with Keitaro (Shinobu is too young), and he made his choice pretty early on. In a lot of media, Naru is usually portrayed as the most prominent girl, either shown as the biggest character on the cover, or in the middle if they're all lined up.
Tsundere: Naru and Motoko make up opposite sides of this coin. Motoko, with her aggressive attitude (particularly around men) embodies the tsuntsun, while the somewhat more soft-spoken Naru (who usually only goes ballistic around Keitaro) embodies the deredere.
A Twinkle in the Sky: Keitaro when punched by Naru. Technically only in the anime, though he still flies absurd distances in the manga.
Umbrella of Togetherness: At end of the series before the epilogue, Keitaro shows Naru the Time Capsule they and Mutsumi buried in the old sandbox, and one of the items inside is a sheet of paper with a drawing of an umbrella with Naru and Keitaro's names under it, with Mutsumi's name over to a smiling face next to it.
We Really Do Care: Keitaro and Naru go off on their own vacations separately but wind up together anyway. Everyone else in the house believes they're going to commit suicide together, and rush out to stop them. They really weren't, obviously.
Happens again in Volume 8, when Keitaro becomes so despondent after believing he failed the Tokyo U entrance exam again that he fled the country. Naru leaves to bring him back the second she finds out. The others leave a few days later when neither of them return.
The Worf Effect: Motoko is said to be an excellent swordswoman, but she loses to both her older sister and Seta, and even Keitaro sometimes. Her sword even got blocked barehanded by a turtle.
Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He almost gave Sarah a spanking in the manga when he was getting sick of her antics, claiming she "had it coming" – too bad he tried to do it IN PUBLIC and all Sarah had to do was scream loud enough to make him chicken out.
Yamato Nadeshiko: Motoko has the classic apperance but is too brash and aggressive to truly fit. Her older sister, Tsuruko, looks the part, is far calmer and more elegant, stopped actively practicing kendo to become a housewife, but is not someone to take lightly.