Not particularly good at sports, not very popular, and not very good at school, Naoki's
middle school years are filled with video games and erotic books. Little does he know that he is destined to create magic and take over the world in the future. Then he gets Drunk with Power
, decides to marry 500 women
, and that gets him thrown out of power and get sentenced to death. With the power of magic, there still is hope, though, and one of his daughters, Iroha
. goes back to the past in hope of saving her father from this cruel fate.
Yet another screwball action-comedy manga from Inoue Kazurou, the same man who made Midori no Hibi
and Ai Kora
. One can read it here
Tropes in Mahou no Iroha
- Abusive Parents: Future Naoki is a jerkass on the highest level to his children when he does pay attention to them. Subverted that most of it is a extreme Jerkass Fašade''.
- Action Girl: All of Naoki's daughters seen thus far.
- Almost Kiss: Naoki and a couple of his daughters.
- Amusing Injuries: Naoki gets hurt quite a bit, and the delinquents in the first chapter seem no worse for wear after suffering the wrath of Iroha.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Completely averted with Reika, which is a little shocking considering that there has not even been a panty shot or any other real fanservicey tropes before that.
- Astral Projection: Future Naoki into the past while he is in prison. He's visible, and of the Made Of Air verity. He can still use magic though and be tangible when he wants to be.
- Bad Future: Played with in an interesting fashion where the Evil Overlord has already been defeated and the future that the time travelers are trying to prevent his eminent execution. Then it's revealed that after Iroha returned to the future, she came back because Naoki is fated to found another power, ESP from his horrible life, and repeat the same mistakes that Future!Naoki once did.
- Bedmate Reveal: Oh Iroha...
- Blood from the Mouth: That's gotta hurt Reika.
- Calling Your Attacks: Not infrequently.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Iroha fighting the delinquents
- Anyone facing Future Naoki apparently which makes one wonder how they caught him.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Iroha could be this considering her utter devotion and willingness to do anything for Naoki.
- Deep-Immersion Gaming: The first few pages of the series. His game avatar is his evil future self.
- Delinquents: They show up quite a bit in the first chapter to beat up Naoki and then get defeated by Iroha.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Naoki was bad at sports growing up so he blew up sports stadiums when he got power later on in life.
- Drunk with Power: Naoki in the future.
- Good Plan A weird version. The typical Take Over the World plot has been achieved and then reversed before the story even starts. The main plot is the villain's daughter trying to save him from execution by going to the past before any of that happens.
- Hair Decorations : Iroha and her big bow. Reika and her hair band.
- Evil Overlord: Future Naoki is of the Sorcerous Overlord type.
- Fake Memories: Iroha uses magic to make Naoki's parents think she is their niece so that she can live with them and Naoki.
- First Law of Gender-Bending: Enforced because Future Naoki's spells are nearly impossible to break except by him.
- Flying Broomstick: Reika's weapon and mode of transportation.
- Future Me Scares Me: Future Naoki is not a good man at all. He has reasons for some of his actions, though.
- Gender Bender: Ichinose Saki and boy is he not happy about it. Naoki did it to protect her.
- Glomp: Iroha's introduction, and many other times. Reika gets in on the action too.
- Golem: Iroha makes one as part of a zany scheme.
- Harem Seeker: Future Naoki with great success until his success starts a revolution. Subverted when it's revealed that those girls are "tributes" from various countries and companies that fears him.
- Healing Hands: Iroha knows healing magic as well.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Iroha seems to not understand that she and Naoki are the same age right now and that he may find it strange to bath with her.
- Jerkass: Future Naoki
- Large Ham: Future Naoki
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Another of Iroha's talents. Useful for when she messes things up.
- After the first few times Naoki stops letting Iroha do this because it's wrong to mess with people's minds.
- Loser Protagonist: Naoki does not have much going for him at the start of the series.
- Love Interest: Nanako is Naoki's it uncertain if she returns his affections as of this point in time. Although it does seem promising.
- Love Potion: Most likely a spell, but Nanako seemed convinced that she could make Nanako fall in love with Naoki with a spell. Naoki immediately and angrily informs her that using magic to make her fall in love with him is wrong.
- In chapter two she makes him irresistible to everyone men and women.
- Later on Ichinose Saki proves that one can do this by manipulating Nanako.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Some of Naoki's kids.
- Make Wrong What Once Went Right: Reika went back just to try and marry Naoki so she could be in control.
- Magic from Technology / Magitek: We know that Naoki invented magic in the future, but how that happened or why magic works is still a mystery to us. It's should be one of these two tropes though.
- Magical Girl Warrior: All of Naoki's daughter we have seen thus far.
- Magical Incantation: Many times.
- Magic Wand: Iroha has one.
- Meanwhile, in the Future: Iroha gets updates on Naoki's upcoming execution date. The further away it is the better she is doing.
- Naked on Arrival: Reika, well she still is wearing her head band.
- Also the golem Iroha creates it's a girl as well.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Reika.
- Offing the Offspring: Future Naoki threatens this, but aside from a few nonlethal attacks makes no real attempt to do so. Until chapter 15. In the end, he didn't mean it all along.
- Ordered to Cheat: Iroha uses her magic to make Naoki be good at sports. Naoki is first over joyed at his sudden success and popularity until he sees the effect it has on the people who acually worked for the ability. Then he makes Iroha remove the magic and still tries his best and gets loses but he learns the value of trying your best and likes sports a bit better.
- Ordinary Middle School Student: Naoki
- Otaku: Naoki is a RTS otaku at the stories start.
- Panty Shot: Ruthlessly averted by Iroha.
- Papa Wolf: Naoki is in the larvel stages of this trope. He certainly tries, but all of his kids are stronger than him. It does serve to endear him to them though.
- Parental Abandonment / Parental Neglect: Future Naoki's modus operandi. It got more complicated than that.
- Parental Incest: Naoki is attracted to his daughters from the future, much to his chagrin, but knowing they are his daughters has kept him from making a mistake.
- Reika wants to marry Naoki so that she can have all the power she wants in the future.
- Playing with Fire: Iroha's summon Ifrit
- Poly Amory: Future Naoki by having 500 hundred wives and children with an undisclosed number of them. Bizarrely played for drama when this is the reason the world revolts against him. The real truth is a bit more complicated.
- Resistance Is Futile: Iroha word for word.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: According to Iroha Naoki was this when he first took over the world. In reality, barring his jerkish phase when he lashed out against the world, is one all along.
- Ret Gone: Discussed
- Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: Anyone currently in the past.
- Rocket Ride: Iroha all the time.
- Running Gag: Naoki getting hit in the solar plexus.
- Naoki getting hit in the face by Iroha's tomahawk missile
- Sarashi: Ichinose Saki wears one.
- Say It with Hearts: Happens on occasion and usually they are little text hearts "<3".
- Self-Made Orphan: Ichinose Saki's over all plan and reason for going to the past.
- Sensei-chan: Naoki's teacher who also doubles as a dojikko!
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: The entire plot
- Shock and Awe: Iroha's Electro Shocker
- Smoking Hot Sex: In Naoki's mind.
- Stalker with a Crush: Wanabuchi Harou to Ichinose Saki whom is not amused by this turn of events.
- Summon Magic: Iroha's specialty.
- Take Over the World: Future Naoki accomplished this feat. Actually not, he just makes the world fears him.
- Taking the Bullet: Naoiki took a level in Papa Wolf!
- Third-Person Person: Iroha
- This Is Unforgivable: Naoki after Future!Naoki almost killed his children and destroyed Emily. Taken to its logical conclusion.
- Those Two Guys: Naoki's friends Shigemoto and someone else....
- Time Travel: Brought to you by magic.
- Twenty Years into the Future: When Naoki will be executed.
- Unwitting Pawn: The future children have been slowly and unknowingly supplying power to Future Naoki through their bracelets, giving him the strength to escape prison.
- What Year Is This?: Reika asks this to the man she is stepping on when she first arrives.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Saki normally dresses as a bishonen boy.
- Would Not Hit A Girl: At least one with such a cute face.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Iroha has pink hair.