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Cute high-school girls, [[{{GagBoobs}} boobs,]] [[PantyShot camel toe,]] battles, [[{{Ecchi}} tits,]] conspiracy, [[RuleOfThree breasts,]] evil taking over the world... What's not to love?

Drawn by [[BleachedUnderpants famed hentai artist]] Takeda Hiromitsu, the story takes place at a special school called Tenbi Gakuen, where the only students admitted are those who are able to control a source of energy found in all living things called "Element". Manipulating those "elements", they are capable to perform common psychic ability like psychokinesis..., to enhance their physical abilities and to be able to use magical artifacts called ''Maken''. These ''Maken'' give the users specific and varied abilities, like superstrength, turning one's body into steel, manipulating water... There are two types of Maken, external and internal. External Makens look like normal weapons and add-ons, while internal maken are embedded inside the user's body. Since they are powerful artifacts used by ancient gods, students normally do not have true (i.e. original) Makens, but only use imitated Makens that are forged by resident Maken-smith Gen Tagayashi. Also, different countries apparently have different types of Maken, for example, the ''Jingu'' used by members of Venus group.

The story specifically revolves around a group of students called the Maken-ki, which is a special force unit under the school student council, whose responsibility is to mediate ''Duels'' between students in the school (exactly like what it sounds, i.e. fighting) and to resolve any disputes that are not ''Duels'' (i.e. not following the common rules of a Duel). Since the school is quite lenient regarding fighting between students, the Maken-ki group is often quite busy, and attracts powerful students to be its member, but it's an implied rather than official requirement. The Maken-ki unofficial responsibility is also to protect the school from external harm.

Tenbi Gakuen was originally a co-ed school, but turned to an all-girls school after an unsavory incident done by the boys. However, at the time the story takes place, Tenbi Gakuen has once again turned into a co-ed school, admitting a group of first year male students. Our protagonist, Takeru Ohyama, is one of them. At the school, he meets again his childhood friend Haruko Amaya, a strange girl claimed to be his fiancee Inaho Kusiya, and a blonde {{ojou}} Kodama Himegami, who initially has some strong enmity against him, but soon becomes one of his friend. He also meets a like-minded male student Kengo Usui. After a whim by the school principal Minori Rokujou, he and the three girls end up living in the same room. Furthermore, after being persuaded by Haruko, Takeru decides to join the Maken-ki, where he meets another bunch of cute girls. Cue the harem, my friends. Takeru initially has no compatible Maken, and has to wait for a bit of time for Gen to make him one, and understandably, he turns into a typical weak but want-to-protect-everyone type of hero, even though all the girls surrounding him are much more competent that he is. Even after having a Maken, he's still quite incompetent. Fortunately for him though, he has a berserk mode, i.e. Blood Pointer, which allows him to absorb "elements" around him (from his enemies and friends alike) and release it in a crippling shot.

It is quite a typical harem-ecchi-magical girlfriends (sort of) manga and it could be quite a read if you're in these sorts of thing. The art lives up to the artist's hentai fame, and so does the ecchi. Even though you're not in it for the ecchi, there's still some good fight in there.

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!Tropes:
* AboveTheInfluence: Takeru, strangely enough has been shown that he won't take advantage of a girl if their not in their right mind or in a comprimising situation. In episode 5 of season 2 while trapped on an island with Aki-sensei. He does have an ImagineSpot where he does act perverted towards her, but manages to hold back from doing anything shameless. He also manages to resist the girl's when a magically induced CatGirl heat causes them to make offers they wouldn't under ordinary circumstances, and resists Haruko when she loses her memory and believes they are married.
* AbsoluteCleavage: The outfits some of the girls wear is sometimes rather revealing. Particularly their principal.
* ACupAngst: Kodama, justified when she sees that Haruko wore pads in her bikini.
** Hilariously invoked again in episode 9 during the pool battle. Her two spirits inadvertently insult her bust size as well, causing her to chuck them away along with Kengo later.
** And in episode 1 of season 2, she and Kimi go into a corner of woe after hearing the bust sizes of Haruko and Chacha, their principal and the school nurse.
* AccidentalKiss: When Himegami falls on top of Takeru, their lips connect.
** Another variation of this occurs in the 2nd OVA, [[spoiler:although this time it was on the cheek, and it was caused by Haruko throwing him off from Inaho.]]
* AccidentalPervert: Takeru
* ActionGirl
** WorldOfActionGirls: An entire cast of super-empowered heroines to perv over... and [[PervertRevengeMode get stomped flat for trying.]] Not that the guys in the series seem to mind...
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Seen halfway in the second OVA episode, when Takeru [[spoiler: gets turned into a girl by Celia]] (see the SexyDiscretionShot entry).
* ADayInTheLimelight: Aki-sensei gets put on an island with Takeru in episode 5 of season 2, after her mom deliberately captured them and locked them together with handcuffs when the former claimed the latter as her boyfriend.
* AdaptationDistillation: The first season anime only adapted a part of manga's material, and skipped a lot of important details. The second season, Maken-ki Two, is totally a filler-series just for the {{fanservice}}.
* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: In the OVA. Celia shows up just in time attack it, only to purposely get captured by the same octopus when she sees the other girls calling for him to help them just so she could do it as well. The girls immediately [[LampshadeHanging point it out.]]
* AllMenArePerverts: [[UnprovokedPervertPayback Even when they aren't]], they are [[DisproportionateRetribution SEVERELY]] punished for it.
* AllWomenAreLustful: See the SchoolgirlLesbians entry.
* AlmostKiss: Inaho and Takeru nearly have one in the 2nd OVA. A jealous Haruko breaks it up before they manage to do it however. [[spoiler:And by doing so, she [[NiceJobBreakingItHero inadvertently stopped]] Takeru from changing back to a guy, as Celia turned him into a girl earlier, and a kiss from a girl was required to change him back. He then accidentally gets kissed by several other girls after Haruko's forceful breaking up the two threw him into Himegami.]]
* AmazonChaser: Anyone brave (or foolish) enough to dare try hooking up with any of the girls at Tenbi Academy (see the BestHerToBedHer entry).
* AnimalMotifs: Inaho keeps two small locks of her hair fashioned into animal ear like protrusions, which along with her chestnut hair and eye color, and her perpetual {{cat smile}}, makes her look like [[LittleBitBeastly a squirrel girl.]] In fact, [[{{expy}} she looks a lot like]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Makoto Nanaya.]]
* AnimeChineseGirl: [[http://makenki.wikia.com/wiki/Yan_Min Yan-Min]], albeit a {{downplayed}} variant. Aside from having slanted eyes and her bun like hair decoration, she dresses the same as the other students from Venus Academy.
* AmusingInjuries: In episode 2, after being caught spying on the girls during a physical examination, Kodama knocks Kengo and Takeru from the tree they were on by landing her feet on their faces. A few moments later, when the boys are going through their examination, both guys have a footprint on their faces.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: A flashback in the 13th episode reveals that Haruka [[SkinshipGrope gets touchy feely]] in her sleep, as Takaki and the other girls recount how she felt each of them up. When [[SchoolgirlLesbians Uruchi]] hears she was the only one to miss out, she becomes disappointed.
-->'''Uruchi: (pouting)''' "I feel really left out. I wasn't groped, molested, ''or fondled''."
-->'''Haruka: (smiles sheepishly)''' "Is there any way we can talk about something else?"
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Tenbi Gakuen, Kamigari
* BeachEpisode: The OVA.
* TheBeautifulElite: Episode 7 (''[[LampshadeHanging "The Goddesses who Came Down to Tenbi"]]'') introduces the students from Venus Academy, who're portrayed as being stunningly beautiful; especially [[http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=1308&pid=43195 Demitra and Yan-Min.]]
* BadassCreed: Recited by the students at Tenbi, before every duel:
-->"To follow your path, you must first expose your soul to the blazing sun."
-->"The Children of the Sun's path is carved into The Heavens!"
* BadassGrandpa: Ouken Yamato
* BattleAura: The girls often form one when fighting, or when they're mad at the guys.
* BattleHarem
* BelligerentSexualTension: Azuki and Yan-Min nearly come to blows during their first meeting, prompting Chacha and Kimi to joke that those weren't the only sparks flying between them:
-->'''Chacha: (cheerfully)''' "Wow! Azuki's already made [[TheRival a new mortal enemy!"]]
-->'''Kimi: (dreamily, while reading manga)''' "Yes, and maybe they'll discover [[SchoolgirlLesbians forbidden love."]]
-->'''Azuki and Yan-Min: (in unison)''' "Uh... no we're NOT!!"
* BerserkButton: Everyone has one but most notable are:
** Haruka gets pissed if any girl shows affection towards Takeru, or if he starts getting too close to anyone besides her. Which usually results in her [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale taking her jealousy out on him.]] Yet, she'll vehemently deny having feelings for him, if anyone asks, par for the course in the {{harem genre}}.
** Himegami tends to be indifferent to most things, but she can't stand perverts, which Takeru and Kengo learned the hard way when she caught them trying to peep into the girls' locker-room. And if you value your life at all, ''[[TemptingFate do not]]'' [[ACupAngst call her flat-chested.]] Even her own shikagami spirits aren't exempt if they make '''THAT''' mistake.
** If Takeru thinks someone's picking on a girl, he's likely to go into [[UnstoppableRage rage mode]]; especially if the girl is either Haruka, or Himegami. Which is why he keeps butting into duels, when more than half the time, [[UnwantedRescue his help isn't needed.]]
* BestHerToBedHer: It's the rule at Tenbi Academy, mainly enforced as a way of trying to discourage the guys from harassing the girls - the majority of whom have vastly [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower superior strength]] [[FullContactMagic and combat capability.]] Still, despite the overwhelming odds, it hasn't stopped a brave few, like Kai, from trying.
* BigBad: Ouken Yamato
* BigDamnHeroes:
** The Venus merc unit does this for Haruko at the end of episode 12, allowing her to perform one to save Takeru.
** Takeru himself gets one in the first part of the OVA, and later the entire Maken-Ki does one for him, Haruko, and Inaho.
** Rudolf the teddy bear does this for Himegami in episode 7 of season 2.
* BleachedUnderpants: The artist has done Hentai mangas, some of the {{Netorare}}; ever since Takeda has appeared less frequently in the erotic manga scene, and for {{Doujinshi}} works he will always use a pen name now.
* BoringButPractical: Takeru's Maken, Overblow, which causes the Maken he touches to increase its power exponentially, to the point that the user will not able to control and use it anymore. Nothing flashy, but quite effective. Also a double edged sword however, if the user has enough ability to control the Maken.
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** Done by [[TheGadfly Yuuka]], while providing commentary during the pool battle in episode 9, when Aki-sensei takes out one the nameless extras on the boys' team:
-->'''Yuuka: (over the mic)''' "Ms. Aki just too out some random guy. But he's not a main character, [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass so who cares?"]]
** Rudolf does it twice back-to-back, in episode 7 of season 2. The first is when he confronts the thief, in order to save Himegami. Then delivers the second after defeating him:
-->'''Rudolf: (at thief)''' "I got a quick look at you. [[BullyingADragon You don't even know your limits]], and you want to be in the standard cast?"
-->'''Rudolf: (afterward)''' "You wanted to be a regular, [[BitCharacter despite not having your character name in the end credits?]] Don't make laugh."
* {{Brainwashed}}: Ouken can do this to anyone he pleases, including rewriting memories and entire personalities. Therefore, everyone is ''terrified'' of him.
* BromanticFoil: Usui Kengo
* BuxomIsBetter: Aki-sensei's breasts, the largest of the cast, make her popular with all the boys and a source of envy for all the females. It gets to the point where Haruko, who is an H-Cup, uses ''[[UpToEleven pads]]'' in her bikini!
* CannotSpitItOut: Two examples:
** Averted with Inaho, who's not shy about claiming to be Takeru's fiance. This generally doesn't sit well with [[ClingyJealousGirl Haruko.]]
** Largely played straight with Haruko, who goes into {{Tsundere}} mode anytime her feelings seem to crop up towards Takeru. [[spoiler:Interestingly, she averts it in episode 2 of season 2 while suffering EasyAmnesia, and during one moment, mentions to him that she's a bit ashamed of her old self for not being up front with her feelings towards him. However, she recovers her memories by the end of the episode, and claims she doesn't remember anything she said or did during that time. But her rant at the very end indicates she's fully aware of what happened.]]
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Takeru towards Haruko in episode 2 of season 2, while the latter has EasyAmnesia. She even goes so far as to start stripping their clothes off, but he's very uneasy about it, and when her memories finally return, he mentions that he was waiting for this reaction to happen as she punishes him yet again.
* CassandraTruth: Himegami and Haruko come to the island where Takeru and Aki-sensei are at during the end of episode 5 in season 2. Despite Takeru's attempts to explain it, such as being strapped to Aki-sensei with magical handcuffs, they don't believe him. Largely because said handcuffs disappeared by that point, and for whatever reason, Aki-sensei doesn't say anything, leading the girls to believe he deliberately ran off with her.
* CatGirl: Several of the main girls become one in episode 3 of season 2, thanks to Monji, Inaho's cat.
* CatSmile: Inaho's default expression. Takeru has one for a moment in episode 1.
* ChivalrousPervert: Takeru. He is a pervert, but is also a NiceGuy who never hurt or harrass a woman. In Season 2 has several occasions in which he could take advantage of the situation with the girls (or Aki-sensei when is trapped, and handcuffed, with her in a desert island) and this does not happen.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Between Inaho and Takeru, although he's forgotten it. So he's just as confused as everyone else when she declares herself to be his fiance, in the first episode.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Haruko. She often beats up Takeru even if he's innocent, and even goes so far as to move into the 3-bed dorm room that Takeru is staying in with 2 other girls, of course to [[BlatantLies ensure that nothing indecent is being done.]]
** Surprisingly subverted with Inaho. She gets jealous, but not clingy the way Haruko does, nor does she beat him up over other girls trying to take him. However, she does get a little upset at him when Himegami and Haruko tell her about him being all alone on an island with Aki-sensei.
* ClothingDamage: happens all the time for the female characters. Why? [[RuleOfSexy Why not?]]
* CloudCuckooLander: Inaho has shades of this, first of all by immediately declaring Takeru to be her fiancee on site.
* ColorFailure: Happens to Azuki in episode 4 after Takeru and Himegami see her working in a maid cafe.
* CrashIntoHello: Kodama does this to Takeru in the first episode when the branch she was hanging from gets cut.
* CrossPoppingVeins: A few characters display these. [[ClingyJealousGirl Haruko]] seems to develop them anytime a girl is too close to Takeru.
* CuteBruiser: Azuki is the primary example, due to her tomboyish attitude and her immense strength.
* CuteLittleFangs: Celia.
* CutenessProximity: Happens to Himegami in episode 7 of season 2 when she sees a teddy bear for sale.
* DamselInDistress: Happens to several of the girls in the first OVA when a giant octopus grabs them. Celia then arrives in an apparent BigDamnHeroes moment, only to then subvert it and invoke this trope and purposely get herself captured as well when she sees several of the girls calling for Takeru to help rescue them.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Especially if a gentle breeze just happens to be blowing at the time...
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Akaza Cha Cha
* DatePeepers: In episode 2, Himegami drags Takeru along with her to go shopping for lingerie[[note]]In truth, she wanted time alone with him, in order to assess whether her suspicion about him [[spoiler: being the reincarnation of her brother]] was correct[[/note]]. Haruka's jealousy kicks in, prompting her to follow them, aided by Inaho and Kengo.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Takeru is chock full of this trope anytime he sees a girl in danger. Also inverted with him and most of the other main girls who will often go out of their way to save him.
* DefeatByModesty: The thief in episode 2 of season 2 uses this against several of the girls. Although Takeru is hit by this attack as well, he says that this trope doesn't bother him, and charges her. However, the thief then mentions "an elephant", causing him to freeze in his tracks. She uses this opportunity to steal Haruko's power, [[EasyAmnesia and her memories.]]
** [[spoiler:It fails to work on Azuki a second time, which allows her to catch said thief.]]
* DenserAndWackier: The Yonkoma SpinOff: ''Maken-Ki - Inaho and Friends'', aside from original jokes it contains some events from the main series retold, with humor undertones.
* DesertedIsland: In episode 5 of season 2, Takeru and Aki-sensei are put on the island where they were at during the OVA in the first season. However, they're entirely alone this time, and Aki-sensei's mother says they'll be picked up after two days, so they are to "make memories together", and [[IWantGrandkids pop some kids]] out while they're on the island.
* DeusSexMachina: [[spoiler:Ouken Yamato]] regains strength by having sex with several dozen women. It is not clear if the women survive this process.
* DidTheyOrDidntThey: In episode 13, Haruka groped each of the girls in her sleep, but she apparently went further than that with Takaki, (see the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization entry).
* DistantFinale: At the end of episode 8 in season 2, Kengo's final moment is shown after he loses to Himegami in a strip game of rock-paper-scissors during the present day. He is an old man in a hospital, when an angel resembling Himegami descends on him, then proceeds to put her foot on his face, with him smiling as she does so. The narrator states that it was impossible to know what he was feeling in his final moment, but appears to have passed away happy.
* TheDitz: Inaho sometimes. Stretched to silliness in Episode 8 of Season 1, where the Venus girls lure her away from Takeru with a path of candy leading to a poorly-made Takeru straw dummy.... and she falls for it! She has to be told it's a dummy in order to realize it,
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** Haruko, in a maid outfit, covered in cream from head to toe, a puddle of the stuff on the ground.
** Or the body-painting scene where she was on all fours in a bikini, with Uruchi bent over her to paint her back. All while Haruka's moaning as Uruchi [[spoiler: rubs against her from behind; making it seem she's doing her doggy-style]].
** And episode 8 of season 2 had the girls eating different foods in sexually suggestive fashion.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In episode 1 of the anime, at two different instances, one in the middle and after the ending credits. Both count as UnprovokedPervertPayback as well. The latter is especially ridiculous as Takeru is asleep at the time it happens.
* DoubleStandardStalkingFemaleAfterMale: Taki in episode 4 everyone keeps telling him he needs to be more sensitive to Inoho’s feelings even though she just declared herself his fiancée refuses to tell him how they met then aimlessly wondered around in the rain after telling him to leave. The other guy even attacked him for making her cry. Made even worse by the fact that a group of males who had that same mentality to Kodama were depicted as freaks
* DropTheHammer: The random thug that attacks Himegami in episode 7 of season 2 uses a giant mallet to attack her.
* DrunkWithPower: In episode 8 of season 2, Kengo is made the principal after the real principal quits due to overhearing some girls claim how easy she must have it. He immediately takes advantage of it, by forcing the girls to do various sexually comprimising things such as limbo under a bar at the entrance, and anyone who knocked the bar over would be considered late. Measure their breats for math, jump rope in gym so their breasts would bounce or wrestle in bikini's and read sexual lines in english.
* EasyAmnesia: Haruko's powers and memories are stolen during episode 2 of season 2, although both are recovered by the end of the episode.
* {{Ecchi}}: Bar none.
* ElementalPowers: Himegami has ShockAndAwe and PlayingWithFire, among others.
* EmpathicWeapon: Murakumo, Haruko's Maken
* EmpathyDollShot: One occurs in episode 7 of season 2 as Rudolf the teddy bear relates a story to Himegami about his previous owner being caught in an Allied bombing raid during WorldWarTwo. The child's hand is seen raising briefly before Rudolf explains she died and he was helpless to save her.
* EroticEating: Several of the girls do this in episode 8 of season 2, after the cafeteria menu changes.
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy
* {{Expy}}: Inaho is a dead-ringer for ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlue BlazBlue's]]'' [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/476096?tags=makoto_nanaya Makoto Nanaya]] (minus the tail), right down to her perpetual CatSmile.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Marsa Minerva {{lampshaded}} unlike most examples.
* {{Fanservice}}: All over the place. It might be easier to keep track of the moments when this trope isn't being used. The OVA's takes this UpToEleven.
* TheFashionista: Himegami
* FieryRedhead: Azuki
* FightingSeries
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: [[spoiler:Inaho and Takeru made a promise a long time ago and the latter forgets about her]].
* FullContactMagic: Combat at their school involves use of [[KiManipulation Element]] in both hand-to-hand and with their Maken. So the school tends to suffer damage on a somewhat regular basis.
* {{Gainaxing}}
* GenderBender: [[spoiler:Celia Ootsuka. Through using his/her maken's ability to reverse the nature of anything.]]
** In the 2nd beach OVA, Takeru is turned into a girl after [[spoiler: pissing Celia off]]. Takeko fits in with the girls perfectly.
* GenkiGirl: Inaho and Celia. Especially when the topic of Takeru is involved.
* GenreSavvy: Minerva mentions how Takeru is living in a [[HaremGenre Harem]] series when she visits his room with 3 of the main girls.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In episode 13, Takaki quips that Cha Cha wasn't the only one who [[DoubleEntendre "felt]] [[DidTheyOrDidntThey energetic"]] that morning, followed by a brief flashback of Takaki waking up to find Haruka (shown nude, [[ModestyBedsheet from the shoulders up]]) still in her bed.
** In episode 8 of season 2, the girls are studying what looks like tadpoles under a microscope in biology. They wonder what it is. The camera then pans to the right to Takeru, who [[ADateWithRosiePalms squirms briefly]], has a box of tissues and is seen bringing up another sample of the stuff the girls were looking at. They later go visit a sex toy factory, and are given what the company makes as a gift. While the girls wonder what it is, Takeru meanwhile has a whole box of them.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Azuki and Himegami both have a weakness for teddy bears:
** When Azuki gets ratted out by Kinua in front of the school, she's briefly [[{{flashback}} shown]] [[http://makenki.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ep_278032_1.jpg drooling happily in her sleep]], while snuggling in bed with hers.
** Himegami spent a portion of the school's budget on stuffed animal catalogs and, in season 2, she buys a teddy bear that's [[spoiler: alive and obsessed with groping girls' boobs]].
** And Takaki secretly wears animal print panties. At least, it ''would be'' a secret if [[TheGadfly Yuuka]] didn't [[{{Troll}} make a habit of flipping up Takaki's skirt]] to show everyone what she's wearing underneath.
* GirlishPigtails: Himegami always keeps her hair fashioned in a long pair of wavy looking pigtails. Whereas Demitra's are braided and extend down her back.
* GirlyBruiser: The majority of the female cast, while feminine, wield immense amounts of Elemental power. Most notably, Haruka and Inaho who each possesses one of the original 8 Maken, which are said to be the strongest of them all.
* GirlyRun: Both Haruka and Inaho run daintily whenever they're late for school. Yet, they're still faster than Takeru and Kengo, who can barely keep up with them.
* GreenEyedMonster: Largely Haruko anytime a girl shows interest in Takeru, although the male students also display this trope as well for similar reasons. Takeru usually [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that he doesn't have long to live when girls show their affection towards him in front of the other male classmates.
* HairDecorations
* HeadPet: Monji, the cat Inaho finds in episode 6, does this to her a lot. She doesn't seem to mind it.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Kai's got it bad [[RedheadedHero for Azuki.]] He's first seen challenging her to a duel in front of the academy, for the right to go on a date with her.
* HeroicSacrifice: {{Subverted}}. Rudolf (a living teddy bear) reverts to normal, after expending his power in order to save Himegami from a random thug. Afterward, he's still "alive", but no longer able to move.
* HopelessSuitor: Kai nurses an unrequited crush on Azuki, going so far as to challenge her just for a date. She only accepted, because she thought he didn't have a chance against her.
* HospitalHottie[=/=]SchoolNurse: Aki-sensei. Bonus points for having a penchant to use her special powers for magical IntimateHealing.
* HotTeacher: Aki-sensei for the guys, Akaya for the girls, who often {{Squee}} when he's around.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: {{Subverted}}. Azuki is actually one of the tallest girls at the school. She (and ''everyone else'', for that matter) only looks tiny when standing next to Kai, who's freakin' '''[[http://makenki.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ep_0311775_2.jpg GIGANTIC!]]'''
* ImagineSpot: Haruko has a couple of these.
* TheImmodestOrgasm:
** Takeru [[spoiler: fingers [[GenderBender herself]]]] to one in the second OVA episode (noted in the SexyDiscretionShot entry).
** Rudolf the teddy bear subjects many girls to this in episode 7 of season 2 by fondling their breasts. He also saves Himegami this way, but utilizing this against the thug as he knocks him out.
* InnocentCohabitation: Takeru is put in the same dorm room as Inaho and Himegami purely on a whim. Haruko joins in with the excuse of keeping things in check (of course she most likely has a deeper reason).
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Inaho at times, and Haruko uses this during episode 2 of season 2 while suffering from EasyAmnesia.
** Aki-sensei too. She is shown to be a very naively immodest person when situations arise. A running gag of this personality quirk of hers is the fact that she is constantly shown revealing some part of her body - most commonly her panties - unintentionally.
* IShowedHerWhatARealManIs: Played for laughs in episode 7 of season 2. Himegami summons Nozochi to eliminate Rudolf, then leaves the room to take a shower. But when she returns, she finds he's banged Nozochi, who's seen passed out with hearts in her eyes!
-->'''Himegami: (incredulous)''' "Nozochi! Wha... '''WHAT DID YOU DO TO HER??'''"
-->'''Rudolf: (smugly smoking cigar)''' "I reminded her of [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre the joys of being a woman.]] It must've been a longtime since she'd last done it. She was wild!"
* IThoughtItMeant: In episode 8, after Haruko and Inaho discover that Celia took Takeru on a date, they find a letter on one of Celia's friends that mentions [[UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} S&M]]. Both girls immediately have [[CovertPervert perverted thoughts]], until they find out what those letters really meant. [[spoiler: It was Song & Music, since Celia was a pop idol, and was going to sing all of her songs to Takeru, who seems bored of it.]]
* IWantGrandkids: Aki-sensei's mother. She even goes so far as to kidnap her and Takeru and put them on an island together, with handcuffs, and expects them to make memories together.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Inaho seems okay if Takeru doesn't choose her, so long as the other girl he chooses is Haruko. She still gets jealous if any other girl shows interest in him however.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rudolf the teddy bear. In episode 7 of season 2, he assaults many women by groping their breasts, causing Himegami a lot of headaches. But after she's attacked by a random thug and has no power left to fight him due to exhausting it trying to punish Rudolf, the bear ends up saving her.
* [[KavorkaMan Kavorka Bear]]: Rudolf the teddy bear may be cute, but that doesn't make up for his ability to get women to do whatever he wants with minimal protest. His ability to massage their breasts so expertly that they [[TheImmodestOrgasm collapse from pleasure in seconds]] on the other hand might have something to do with it.
* LensFlareCensor: Used, in the television edition, to cover the girls' naughty bits during upskirt scenes, or when they're getting changed, and when they're in the shower.
* LingerieScene: Himegami goes shopping for new lingerie several times during the series, with one of the first being in episode 2. She'll often ask Takeru's opinion on different lingerie sets, before trying them on in the changing room.
* LoveConfession: Haruko delivers one to Takeru during episode 2 of season 2. However, she was suffering from EasyAmnesia at the time, and claims to not have remembered anything she did during that episode after her memories return. Takeru takes it a sign that things are back to normal. [[spoiler:Shortly after, however, Haruko seems mad at her amnesia self for having declared her feelings for him, indicating she fully remembers everything she did during that time, such as telling Takeru that losing her memories allowed her to fall in love with him twice.]]
* LustObject: Haruka and Himegami are the main ones among the cast, though Takeru and Kengo actively perv on the entire [[StealthPun student body]] at Tenbi.
** Both Takeru and Uruchi secretly lust after Haruka[[note]]see the second SkinshipGrope entry for Takeru's case[[/note]], to the point that Uruchi is [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer canonically gay for her.]]
** Himegami's fan club repeatedly goes on about how much they love her body; including her "itty-bitty titties". During the pool battle in episode 9, she noted that the reason they couldn't see her shikagami is because [[LampshadeHanging they're too busy]] ''[[AllMenArePerverts ogling her]]'', instead of focusing on their studies.
* MaleGaze: You'll be seeing so much camel toe ([[MsFanservice especially from Himegami]]), along with lots, '''''and LOTS''''' of zoomed in shots of boobs, that it actually outdoes ''[[Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead Highschool of the Dead.]]''
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: [[spoiler:Happens to Takeru in the 2nd OVA. Celia, who changed him after catching him playing with Aki-sensei's boobs, tells them he can change back if he gets a kiss from a girl. After Haruko breaks up an AlmostKiss between Takeru and Inaho, he ends up getting accidentally kissed by several others, changing back and forth between a guy and a girl. They finally leave the room, causing him to lament stuck being a girl, when Haruko kisses him to change him back.]]
** [[spoiler:After the credits, it turns out that Kengo was also afflicted by the gender-bending spell Celia cast. Unlike Takeru however, he has no idea how it happened, and doesn't get to enjoy spending time with the girls either.]]
* MegatonPunch: The male characters are often on the receiving end of these, for both [[AllMenArePerverts justified]], as well as [[ClingyJealousGirl unjustified]] reasons.
* {{Meido}}: [[spoiler: Azuki]] works at a maid cafe, after school hours. She didn't tell any of her friends, because she simply assumed they'd be too embarrassed to set foot there. She was wrong.
** Practically all the main girls in episode 11 when they work there for a special event to raise money for a school trip.
* MsFanservice:
** Despite all the jokes about how small Himegami's breasts are, she's the series' front-runner for {{fanservice}}. Want camel toe? You'll be [[http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=1308&pid=43144#top_display_media seeing]] [[http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=1308&pid=43166#top_display_media more of it]] [[http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=1308&pid=43224#top_display_media from her]], than anyone else. She's also got a [[ShesGotLegs hot pair of legs]], [[http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=1308&pid=43145#top_display_media a nice rump]], constantly [[ZettaiRyouiki wears thigh-high]] [[http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=1308&pid=43180#top_display_media stockings]], and, if you're a foot fetishist, there's [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1603453?tags=himegami_kodama official art of her barefeet]] and multiple scenes of her grinding her foot [[http://animefeet.wikia.com/wiki/File:Maken_ki_Kodama_Himegami_02.jpg in Takeru's face.]]
** Aki-sensei is the {{school nurse}}, who's popular around campus for being a '''K-Cup'''. Plus, she wears skimpy clothing and performs her magical IntimateHealing ''by straddling her patient in Reverse Cowgirl position''. Turns out [[spoiler: she's a virgin]].
** Celia's introduction in episode 8 includes several scenes of her in various outfits. She even weaponizes her sex appeal during the pool battle in episode 9, to divert Takeru's attention from Ms. Aki. And when Kengo pulls off the top of her swimsuit, he finds she has a bikini underneath, complete with a close-up of her [[{{gainaxing}} bouncing breasts.]] In slow motion.
* MundaneUtility: Celia's maken allows her to invert anything. She first uses it to reverse velocities (throwing someone running towards her backwards), but she soon proves capable of using it on more abstract things. At one point she reverses Takeru's determination, causing him to just stop fighting. She mostly uses this awesome power [[spoiler:to be a girl]].
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Himegami in chapter 7, where she and Haruko greet Takeru in their underwear to make him laugh.
* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: In episode 3, a bear wanders into the pool area where the Kenkeibu are meeting up. They're forced to deal with it, and they use their various abilities to launch the bear away via a giant wooden plank, but then make a magical cushion appear to avoid making the bear go splat against the mountain. A few scenes later the bear, a bit dizzy but no worse for the wear, wanders off after recovering.
* [[spoiler:NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Ouken Yamato is on the receiving end of one courtesy of a raging Takeru.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}: Takeru and Kengo suffer these from time to time. Uruchi has one when [[SkinshipGrope Haruko's breasts get groped]] in the OVA.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: {{Inverted}} between Haruka and Takaki, in episode 13. The other girls were shyly mortified by Haruka [[SkinshipGrope molesting them]] in her sleep, and [[NeverLiveItDown so was Haruka]] when she realized what she'd done. Takaki was perfectly fine with it and [[SchoolgirlLesbians smiles naughtily]], when she mentions that Haruka [[DidTheyOrDidntThey went further]] than that ''with her'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ9jYd0ANF4 seen from 8:50-9:10]]).
-->'''Takaki: (at Aki-sensei)''' "She's not the only girl [[DoubleEntendre who was feeling energetic]], this morning."
-->'''Haruka: ([[OhCrap 'oh shit']] expression)''' "Oh, please don't..."
-->'''Takaki: (naughty face)''' "I woke up to an interesting surprise, myself. She did '''''[[LampshadedDoubleEntendre WAY more]]''''' than just grope."
* ObliviousToLove: Largely played straight with Takeru. Lots of girls throw themselves at him, but he doesn't seem to take it any further. Then again, [[ClingyJealousGirl Haruko]] has a habit of beating him up if they do try anything with him too...
* OneOfTheBoys: Azuki is the token tomboy character of the series, from [[BoyishShortHair her short hair]] and [[GirlNextDoor straightforward attitude]], to the ever present band-aid strip across the bridge of her nose. She's also one of the few whose Maken is designed for hand-to-hand.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: During the pool battle in episode 9, the members of Himegami's fanclub tell her that they think she's the hottest girl at Tenbi, despite her small breasts. Made worse, when both her shikagami spirits offhandedly call her flat-chested too.
-->'''Inazuchii: (indignant)''' "How dare they?! Who do those idiots think they ''are'', calling YOU flatchested??"
-->'''Kagezuchi: (deadpan)''' "Losers... There's a massive heart inside that tiny chest."
-->'''Himegami: (pissed off)''' [[StopHelpingMe "You guys aren't helping, y'know...]] '''[[RageBreakingPoint GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!"]]'''
-->'''chucks both shikagami out of the pool, then turns on her fanclub'''
-->'''Himegami: ([[FaceFramedInShadow face cast in shadow]] with SlasherSmile)''' "They may be small, but guess what you losers... '''[[PreAsskickingOneLiner YOU'LL NEVER GET TO SEE 'EM!!"]]'''
-->'''fires lightning from her hand and fries all three of them'''
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Pretty much all the guys in the series. Goes so far as to put them in the [[DemotedToExtra background]] in their own CornerOfWoe at the opening title, while the girls are prominently displayed up front.
** The entire Maken-Ki feels this way after witnessing Minori's power punch in the OVA.
* PantyFighter: As noted in the page description.
* PantyShot: Not an episode goes by without at least [[http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=1308&pid=43247#top_display_media several of 'em]], with nearly half coming from Himegami (noted in the MaleGaze and MsFanservice entries).
* PositiveDiscrimination: The female cast are shown to be vastly superior in using their Maken and in overall strength, while the male cast are relegated to a few instances where they ''do'' win against the girls at some particular event, but even so it's mostly exclusive to Takeru due his protagonist privileges and male ''antagonists'', with the latter being a blatant obstacle for the girls to overcome.
* PrideBeforeAFall: {{Zigzagged}}. Azuki accepted Kai's challenge, thinking he'd have no chance against her, so she chose not to use her Maken. It was a mistake, that would've cost her more than the duel, had Takeru not intervened. She was ruled the winner regardless, but was offended that he [[UnwantedRescue thought he needed to save her.]]
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: {{Subverted}}. While Haruko always wears a brown pair of nylons with her skirt, they're semi-transparent. So you can still see her panties whenever anything flips up her skirt.
* RealityEnsues: A hormone addled teenaged boy wakes up to find he's [[spoiler: been turned into a girl]] and finds themselves alone in the bathroom. So the first thing Takeru [[ADateWithRosiePalms decided to do with]] [[spoiler: her new body]] was... (see the SexyDiscretionShot entry).
* RedEyesTakeWarning: {{Played straight}} and [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] with Himegami. If her pupils turn amber and become slitted, it's a sure sign that something has alerted her senses and [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling may be a possible threat.]] In comical instances, her face will be [[FaceFramedInShadow cast in shadow]] along with a SlasherSmile.
* Reincarnation: [[UncannyFamilyResemblance Takeru]] for [[spoiler: Himegami's older brother]].
* RedHeadedHero: Takeru
* TheRival: It didn't take long for sparks to fly between Azuki and Yan-Min, when they first met, due to the latter's insulting the Maken-ki by calling them weak. Yuuka proposed that they settle it with a game of volleyball, to prevent them from fighting. The match ended in a draw, with both girls gaining respect for each other.
* SchoolIdol: Celia is an idol from America. Turns out [[spoiler: she's a ''wrestling'' idol]]. Should have done a little more research before you tried to tackle her, Inaho.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Uruchi and the student council president, Takaki, are both lesbians:
** Uruchi is secretly in love with Haruka and {{fangirl}}s over her constantly. When Kengo was briefly put in charge of the school, one of his orders was to make the girls body-paint in bikinis. We get a close-up of Haruka from the shoulders up, while she's bent over, that's animated to make it appear that she's having sex. The camera zooms out to show it's Uruchi painting her back - while [[spoiler: [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rubbing against Haruka from behind]]]]. In episode 13, she was disappointed to hear Haruka had groped all the girls in her sleep... ''except her''. And when the girls were [[spoiler: in heat]] during the catgirl incident, Uruchi was the only one to seek out another girl. She made a beeline for Haruka, then pounced her and told Haruka she'd be more than happy to [[spoiler: bear her children]].
** In the manga, Takaki is said to have become a lesbian as a result of a traumatic incident that left her androphobic. The anime makes no mention of it, however, and shows her being smitten with one of the male teachers. Though she also seems to have feelings for Haruka, given how happy she was to have [[spoiler: [[DidTheyOrDidntThey spent the night with her in bed]]]].
* {{Sensei-chan}}: The school principal Minori is a borderline case. She is relatively young, sexy, ditzy and often on friendly terms with students (e.g. she allows the students to call her [[FirstNameBasis by her first name]]). However, she can be very authoritative when she wants to be. Being one of the strongest fighters in school [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority certainly helps her in it]].
* SexyDiscretionShot:
** Seen about halfway into OVA episode 2. After Takeru shoves [[spoiler: her hands down her pants]] and props her leg up on the bathroom counter, the scene shifts so her back is turned toward the viewer. You get to see a bit of hip motion, before the scene cuts to the hallway, allowing the audience to hear the rest 'til she finally [[TheImmodestOrgasm hits the big "O".]]
** In episode 7 of season 2, Himegami makes the mistake of leaving Nozochi alone with Rudulf, while she took a shower. By the time she returns, minutes later, she finds Nozochi is passed out next to Rudolf, with hearts in her eyes, while he's smugly smoking a cigar.
* ShoutOut: When a bear shows up at the Maken-Ki's meet and great, one of the girls comments that if they get it wet, it will turn human. [[RanmaOneHalf It is then speculated that there is likely a little black pig and wet pretty girl nearby.]]
** When Haruko and Kimi go to visit the Anime Club at the school, you can see figures and boxes that look suspiciously like [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]], [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]], and ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
** the title of episode 5 of season 2 is a shout out to Onegai Teacher.
** Episode 8 of Season 2 has a shout out to {{Film/Downfall}} where Kengo flips out much like Adolph did.
** The Manga convention in Season 2 has Cosplayers dressed as, among others, Mio Sakamoto and Perrine Cloistermann from ''Anime/StrikeWitches''
* SkinshipGrope:
** Other people sleepwalk. Haruka sleep-gropes (episode 13). As in, going from one girl's bed to the next and spooning with them, while fondling them from behind. Though she may have gone all the way with Takaki.
** Ironically, Takeru did the same thing to her in OVA episode 2, while he was [[spoiler: in girl form]]. Haruka wakes up to the feeling of something rubbing against her and finds it's Takeru [[spoiler: sleeping facedown between her thighs. But when Takeru awakes and sees where she is, she figures 'why not?' and licks her way up Haruka's body; including her breasts]].
* ShoutOut: To [[RanmaOneHalf Ranma ½]] episode 3 when a bear wondered into the hot spring the Akaza Cha Cha mentioned that if you threw hot water on it; it would turn back into a human.
* TheSpartanWay: At Tenbi Academy, everything is decided through battle. You want a date? [[BestHerToBedHer Be prepared to fight for it.]] [[FullContactMagic Literally.]] Grudges get settled with superpowered volleyball matches and the guys even had to challenge the girls to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QulLafUQEQ0 a water polo free-for-all]], [[AllMenArePerverts just for the sake of Co-Ed swimming classes.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Syria or Celia?
* StandardHeroReward: Initially, upon finding out Rudolf was alive ''[[KavorkaMan and perverted]]'', Himegami tried to get rid of him. But she has a change of heart after he sacrifices himself to save her from a random thug; causing him to revert to normal. She tearfully admits that, had he been human, [[RescueRomance she would've fallen in love with him.]] In lieu of that, she places him on her bedroom dresser so he can watch her get dressed and undressed for school each morning.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Takeru mentions this in episode 2 of season 2 after Haruko claims she doesn't remember anything she did while suffering from EasyAmnesia that episode. [[spoiler:However, Haruko's rant to herself at the end suggests she does in fact remember it, such as telling him she fell in love with him again after losing her memories, and being unable to tell him how she really felt about him.]]
* SuperDeformed: Inaho in the 4Koma, she's perpetually chibified.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: With regards to unexplained expense claims for bear-related books and stuffed animals:
--> "I-I've never even heard of Ma-chan the Koala!"
--> "Me, neither.. I don't know her little brother, Pu-chan, either!"
** Haruko usually denies having any interest in what Takeru is doing, but the other characters, especially Himegami, see right through it.
* ThanksForTheMammary: Right at the start with Takeru and Haruko.
* TitleDrop: Happens in episode 3.
* TookALevelInBadass: Takeru. He requested that Midori train his body so he could withstand his ''Blood Pointer'' ability. [[spoiler:Some time and character development later, he goes head-to-head against Ouken Yamato in a brawl - and wins.]]
* TooHotForTV: So much so that, at times, it borders on being softcore porn. So the television release makes frequent use of [[CensorSteam lense flare effects]] to obscure all naughty bits. But the [=DVDs=] are completely uncensored, allowing you to see everything.
* TooKinkyToTorture: The thief in episode 2 of season 2. She seems to be enjoying the punishment being dealt towards her by Yuuka to force her to release Haruko's memories back.
* {{Tsundere}}: Haruko is a Type B. Himegami is a Type A.
* UhOhEyes: Kodama Himegami. They also [[SupernaturalGoldEyes glow]] when she's in an especially feisty mood.
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Takeru is often justifiably punished for his various actions against the girls, such as peeking at them in a changing room. Other times you have to wonder if he really deserved to be hit, such as at the end of the first episode in the first season, when Haruko catches Inaho sleeping next to him, and punches him in the face. Inaho probably snuck into his bed while he was sleeping, so Takeru probably had nothing to do with that, yet got hit rather hard for it.
* UnwantedRescue: Takeru means well, but the girls hate it when he keeps insisting on interferring, where his help isn't wanted and often ''not even needed''. They'll usually [[WhatTheHellHero give him an earful]] afterward, and he'll offer an apology. Except he continues to do it again, whenever any of them seems to be in danger.
* WarIsHell: In episode 7 of season 2, Rudolf the teddy bear relates a story to Himegami about how one of his previous owners was caught up in the midsts of WorldWarTwo, and her hometown suffered a bombing raid by Allied planes. He was distraught over not being able to save her, and watched helplessly as she died, and vows to save his new owner. He then immediately claims he was lying, but in the end really does save Himegami after she's unable to save herself from a thug due to exhausting her magic from trying to punish him earlier.
* WingdingEyes: Celia's always seem to have hearts in them.
* WhatTheHellHero: Noted in the UnwantedRescue entry.
* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Played for laughs in episode 9. The boys want coed swimming classes, while the girls want segregated ones. They decide on it by having a boys vs girls water calvary battle. In the end Takeru is the last person with his headband still on, and the boys win. But then the girls force the boy with the invisibility Maken to turn them all invisible, so while they're in the pool together, and the girls can be heard, none of the boys can see them.
* WorldOfBuxom: Most of the females in the show are huge. Somehow Takeru always seems to [[AccidentalPervert find his]] [[ThanksForTheMammary hand]] or [[MarshmallowHell face]] in them as well.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Takeru. Justified by the fact that he developed this complex because of the tragic death of his mother. Other characters, however, repeatedly warn him that he has to get over this.
** Arguably full-out [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] when someone asks him what he would do if he saw a girl beating up another girl (a very real possibility in this school), and he can't come up with an answer. "Unless you're saying it's all right for ''girls'' to beat up girls?"
* ZettaiRyouiki: Himegami Type S
* ZombieApocalypse: PlayedForLaughs. All of the male students in Takeru's class essentially have that "look" when Celia arrives in their class in episode 8 and proclaims him to be her boyfriend. They even parody bringing him down as if to eat him, only to beat him up. When Inaho gets upset at Celia's declaration, Kengo immediately [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Takeru doesn't have long to live anyway, right before they take him down.
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