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Manga: Midori no Hibi
aka: Midori Days
That's not a hand puppet, folks.
Why does my hand have breasts on it?!

The story of a boy whose girlfriend is also his right hand. No, not like that.

Seiji Sawamura is a high school delinquent — a rude, disrespectful punk with a "bad dude" air and a skill with fighting that can lay out entire gangs with his "devil's right hand". But underneath his tough guy exterior is a noble soul who won't hesitate to defend an underdog. He's also lonely and unlucky in love — his reputation is so frightening that no girl he knows (other than 11-year-old neighbor Shiori) wants his attention or to be seen with him.

This state of affairs grates on him — failure after failure weighs on Seiji's mind, until one day, alone at home, he bemoans the fact that he seems destined to live his life with only his right hand as his lover, and swears that he will accept any girl who will have him. When a strange girl's voice echoes "Really?" in the empty room, he is understandably surprised and confused — but it's nothing on how he feels a few moments later when he discovers that his right hand has turned into a miniature teenaged girl named Midori Kasugano. He really should have picked a better choice of words...

Midori, it turns out, was a perfectly normal girl from another school who idolized Seiji from afar. How she turned into his hand neither knows, but she's happy with the situation even if Seiji isn't.

Despite its bizarre (indeed, borderline-nightmarish) premise and the gang-based violence that kicks it off, Midori no Hibi is actually a comedy, although it blends a few surprisingly sober and serious elements with its mostly-slapstick humor. There are hints that it will actually develop into a strange kind of love story between Seiji and Midori (who by the third episode habitually wears a tiny T-shirt emblazoned "I (heart) Seiji"); getting there will probably be a trip. Surprisingly, the show is free of the obvious dirty humor it could generate about their relationship.

Now available in the United States under the title Midori Days.

This show provides examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Midori suffers from this a couple of times.
  • Adaptation Distillation: The Manga goes off on some long tangents, and introduces so many characters who fall for Seiji (including a boy!) that his 'unlucky with love' status becomes more of an Informed Flaw. The much-shorter anime drops the rest of the crushes/stalkers and limits the love story's focus on Seiji, Midori and Ayase. Said boy is also removed from the equation, instead retaining both his own original crush on Midori and his desire to make Midori do the right thing and return to her home and family.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Hisashi Sakisaka.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted and defied. Seiji looks like a bad boy and displays the typical teenage rebelliousness but that's all he does. However, his reputation is such that women shun him rather than being turned on by him.
  • All Just a Dream: Seiji and Midori both had the same dream: Midori was back in her body, but Seiji ended up as HER right hand. See "Freaky Friday" Flip below.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Kouta loves Midori. Midori, Ayase, and Shiori love Seiji. And Seiji confessed his love to twenty girls and was rejected by every one.
  • Alone Among the Couples: Seiji strikes out with a local girl. Then, as if to mock him, he finds himself surrounded by lovey-dovey couples, while on his way to school. He doesn't take it well.
    • The anime version has him get shot down by the same girl, after which, he goes to a movie theater, to sulk. When he realizes he's the only one there without a date, he vents his frustration on the crowd and storms out.
    • And again, in chapter 17, where he finds himself alone in a cafe full of happy couples. Midori tries to cheer him up, the key word being "tries".
  • Americans Are Cowboys: When Lucy's friend Daniel shows up to try and bring her back to America, he's dressed in...well, typical cowboy attire.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: "Why did I have to fall in love with an asshole like you?"
  • Armor-Piercing Question: "... Am I a burden?"
    • "You're gonna become his wife? While you're on his right arm?"
    • Actually, the last week is just full of these.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Shiori's step mom belts her one, to show her how much she cares.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When Seiji dresses as a girl to catch a pervert on the train, his buddy finds Seiji "just his type". Likewise, when Kota cross-dresses, Seiji finds him incredibly attractive. So did the female gang that forced him into it.
  • Audible Sharpness: Played for Laughs, when Seiji draws a kitchen knife to cut Midori's bandages, and scares the crap out of the two girls who were trying to avenge their boyfriends!
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: By Midori, of all people.
  • Badass Adorable: 14 year old Nao Makinoha.
  • Best Beer Ever: Rin.
  • Betty and Veronica: Ayase is the Veronica to Midori's Betty for Seiji's Archie.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Averted. Seiji's best friend, Miyahara, tells him about the rumor going around which claims he hurt his right hand by punching out a Yakuza's car! Seiji becomes exasperated and points out how ridiculous that sounds.
  • Big Fancy House: Midori's
  • Bittersweet Ending: Midori loses her memory of being Seiji's hand, but is able to finally confess her love for him in her real body. Ultimately averted in the manga, which ends with Seiji giving Midori the diary she used while she was attached to him.
  • Bland-Name Product: Game Non Stop, Takamizawa's "Camon IOS" camera, and Play Girl.
  • Blank White Eyes: How would you react to meeting Midori...?
  • Blinding Bangs: Suzuka, Kamaki's right hand woman.
  • Blue with Shock: Invoked by various members of the cast, to where it almost becomes the equivalent of Azumanga's Blank White Eyes.
  • Bottomless Bladder: Averted for comedy, since Midori has to go everywhere Seiji goes. And when he lost the use of his other hand too...
    • Played straight with Midori, since she's only present on his arm from the waist up. In the manga, this is even talked about.
  • Bromantic Foil: Miyahara.
  • Bully Hunter: Strong as Seiji is, he only fights with bad people (i.e. other delinquents, who are mostly shown to be real scum) and he protects the weak. Deconstructed in that the other gangs start to target the people around Seiji just to challenge him, something Seiji is aware and not proud of.
  • Can Not Spit It Out: Midori before she becomes Seiji's hand, and Ayase after Seiji saves her.
  • Captain's Log: Midori's diary, written while Seiji is asleep.
  • Caretaker Reversal: In one episode, Seiji accidentally drinks a bottle of sake, and Midori tries to take care of him. When he wakes up, he feels great, but Midori is sick.
  • Cat Girl: A costume, not a "true" catgirl, but nonetheless...
  • Cat Smile: Nekobe, a minor character, has this effect constantly.
  • Censor Steam: The steam from the hot springs neatly obscures Rin's lower body in chapter 14. Her breasts are still in full view, though.
  • Character Development: Midori took a big jump at the start of the series (which we don't find out until much later). After being a rather extreme Shrinking Violet for much of her life, when she finds herself attached to Seiji's arm, she takes a leap of faith and confesses her love for him. This, combined with the fact that she doesn't have to be shy since she's hidden from sight most of the time, causes her to go from garden variety Shrinking Violet to an eccentric, fun-loving, Hypercompetent Sidekick.
    • Seiji himself goes through some throughout the series, moving away from Violence is the Only Option and developing a gentler, more socially apt side, underlined by his becoming less and less critical of Midori as the series goes on. While he tends to blow off Midori's advances as airheaded or insincere, after reading her diary he comes to appreciate the depth and complexity of her feelings, giving him the courage to acknowledge that he appreciates and cares for her as a human being and not just a hand.
    • Ayase initially regards Seiji with contempt, believing him to be just another delinquent. After he saves her, from being kidnapped (and possibly raped), her attitude towards him begins to change. The manga version has her fall for him almost immediately afterward, whereas the anime has Ayase's feelings change gradually. Both versions reveal that she's not nearly as harsh as she lets on.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Seiji and Midori think they've gotten Takamizawa to forget about the whole thing. But his digital camera didn't.
  • Cherry Blossoms: In the opening credits, also in one picture Kota has of Midori
  • Chick Magnet: Seiji.
  • Class Representative: Ayase in all but actually being the representative. One panel in the manga shows that Ayase isn't the actual class rep, it's just that everyone always looks up to her instead of their real Class Rep.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Seiji on the proper use of guitars.
  • Costume Porn: Some of Midori and the doll's outfits.
  • Cool Big Sis: Rin is a brutal and drunken version, but still loving.
  • Corner of Woe: Invoked by Ayase, after failing to seduce Seiji with her new swimsuit, which she had chosen with the express purpose of showing off her figure.
  • Covert Pervert:
    • Midori has had some pretty lewd dreams and fantasies, though she doesn't actually get more explicit than This and That. She also seems pretty eager to help Seiji in the bathroom...
    • Ayase happily fantasizes on how Seiji in going to save her from drowning, including mouth-to-mouth, and later on, how they'll warm each others bodies while naked (and not only the temperature goes up).
    • Ayase's most blatant moment was when she and Seiji accidentally switch video tapes after running into each other. She was expecting to have a story about a young boy and his faithful dog. She ended up with a piece of Seiji's Porn Stash. Her response? Take notes.
  • Cranial Eruption
  • Cross-Popping Veins: more realistically done than usual.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Midori, natch. And her mom.
  • Death Glare: A skill Seiji uses. When Kouta uses it, it resulted in Puppy-Dog Eyes instead.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Ayase, in the anime version. The manga portrays her as being closer to tsundere instead.
  • Delinquents: Seiji and his gang, along with the other rival groups.
  • Demon Head: Rin pulls this off once or twice.
  • Dragged into Drag: Kota is saved from physical torture by the Crimson Angels when they decide to force him into dresses. They are instantly smitten with how cute he looks, and start fighting among themselves as to who gets to play dress-up with him.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The upper panel on this page.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: A 38-year-old man with a son, no less...
  • Eagle Land: Lucy Winnlad is an American, you can tell because she has American flag panties. Her friend Daniel is so stereotypical a Type Two that he takes Refuge in Audacity.
    • Also Lucy came to Japan to get away from him.
      • People tend to forget the Native American shaman. He's shown in a surprisingly nice light. He is the only one of an entire crowd of traditional medicine and religious men that knows what really happened to Midori.
  • Even Creepy Otaku Have Standards: Takamizawa may be a doll fetishist with some very disturbing attitudes towards women, but even he knows that taking upskirt photos with a cellphone is not acceptable behavior.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Seiji. Not only is he a Chick Magnet, he has a cute boy head over heels for him. And his best friend fell for him when he went undercover as a girl to catch someone who was cutting up girls' skirts.
  • Face of a Thug: Part of the reason why he constantly has a stream of bullies challenging him, which lead to how he became so good at fighting. Unfortunately, this creates hell for him when it comes to dating.
  • False Camera Effects: Seen in the anime version, mainly during Seiji's fight scenes, which often include Shaky Cam effects.
  • Fanservice: Invoked in both the manga and anime versions; particularly chapter 22, where Ayase finally flaunts her sex appeal.
    • The manga also isn't averse to showing its characters unclothed, ranging from "matter-of-fact" (partial) nudity to full body shots obviously intended as Fanservice.
  • First Girl Wins: Sorta. See the Bittersweet Ending entry near the top.
  • First Kiss: Seiji, inadvertantly to Ayase in chapter 20. It was meant to be a kiss on the cheek, but ends up being full on the lips, thanks to Midori's attempt to stop him. Needless to say.....
  • Flag Bikini: Lucy Winrad, expy of Tiffany Lords.
  • Flung Clothing
  • For SCIENCE: The credo of Dr. Makinoha Shirou, as shown here.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In one episode, Seiji and Midori switch places.
  • Gagging on Your Words: Seiji is incapable of saying "I love you" to Midori, even as a throwaway and joking way.
  • Gecko Ending: The anime is much shorter than the manga, and leaves out several females, most importantly Nao Makinoha and Lucy Winradd.
    • On the other hand, it happened just before the manga ended, and the final resolution itself is almost identical.
  • Genki Girl: Midori, during her time as Seiji's right hand; which serves as the crux of her character development, considering what she was like before.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: "The only lover I'll ever have is my right hand..."
  • Giant Food: While it's not considered giant to anyone else, Midori greatly enjoys having her "favorite choco-banana ice cream in an extra large size" ... of course, until it melts over her head.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Ayase manages to get a date with Seiji, having watched the movie three times beforehand to locate all the scary parts that would justify her giving Seiji a Security Cling. Unfortunately, it fails every time.
  • Gratuitous English: Just a phrase here and there.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Naongu, which is lampshaded by her creator, Shirou, when she developes a conscience.
  • Glomp: when done by a girl on one's right arm, can be painful....
  • Hachimaki: Ayase sports one momentarily when she sets out to become Seiji's girlfriend.
  • Hair Colors: Mainly Midori; while Seiji is blonde, a flashback suggests that he bleaches his hair, while all other characters seem to have normal hair colours. Which makes the female lead's unique hair colour more unreal and interesting.
    • Notably, in the anime at least, the real Midori's hair is more of a dark green than the bright green of her smaller self...
    • Midori's name is written with the kanji for 'beautiful bird', but it's a homophone for 'green'.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's very, very easy to get Seiji riled up, especially if your name is Midori. It's mostly Played for Laughs, though.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Kittan? What happened to your hand?
  • How to Become a Love Interest: Ayase uses a bunch of these in one episode to try to get Seiji. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Hyperspace Mallet: Nao has one of truly epic proportions which will knock seemingly anything out with one hit.
  • I Have This Friend: Ayase finally spits it out.
  • Imagine Spot: An interesting take on the trope, where the Imagine Spots are presented as a very short movie, complete with title and credits; being a reader of romance novels and manga, Ayase's also take the form of shojo manga starring her and Seiji. In the manga, Kota is prone to these - and he gets frustrated not only because he's imagining himself with Seiji, but he's somehow subordinate to Midori.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Yes, he made a "helping hand" joke.
    • How about Midori? It's Japanese for green. Guess what Midori's hair color is.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Kamaki Rina seems to love Seiji's old brutal ways, just look at that face.
  • Invulnerable Knuckles: Played straight in an urban legend about how Seiji hurt his infamous "demon right hand", while punching through a Yakuza's car.
  • James Bondage: Osamu and Kouta exist to be taken hostage to lure Seiji into fights.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Seiji.
  • Joshikousei: All of the girls to varying degrees, but mainly invoked by Ayase, who's rarely seen outside her school uniform.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Over and over! Midori even used the fact that she couldn't remember a particular day when it was said she went back to her old body as proof that should she go back, she will forget everything about her time on Seiji's hand.
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Seiji thinks that his problem is not being able to get a girlfriend, but that's actually just a symptom of his general inability to interact non-violently with others. Having to protect Midori and her secret, and deal with wacky people he can't just punch, brings out his better qualities.
  • Lost in Character: In one chapter, Seiji and his friends skip school to watch a film shoot featuring their favorite actor, Aikawa Shou. The actor playing Shou's yakuza underling isn't impressing the director, so the director looks around and immediately casts Seiji and the others as the delinquents. They go to Shou and ask for advice on how to act, and he tells them, "When you're given a role, you have to become that role completely." Cue them completely overreacting during Shou's death scene. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Mad Scientist: Shirou Makinoha, who's obsessed over how Midori ended up on Seiji's hand.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: subverted by Nao Makinoha, she has more interest in Midori than Seiji.
  • Magical Girlfriend: Midori, who becomes Seiji's right hand.
  • Magical Native American: The Indian Witch Doctor is the only one to correctly identify Midori's condition.
  • Magnetic Girlfriend: Midori again.
  • Meaningful Name: Nekobe, leader of the Crisom Angels, has a constant Cat Smile.
  • Megaton Punch: Hoo boy, Ayase's a pro when it comes to these. They're justified or, at least, understandable given the circumstances.
  • Memetic Badass: In-universe example: Seiji's reputation around the school, specifically regarding his right hand. When he pretends it's broken to hide Midori, the stories only get wilder.
  • Minor Living Alone: Seiji lives alone, since his parents are said to be traveling abroad and his older sister, Rin, lives with her boyfriend. She drops by, every other month or so, to give him enough funds to cover food and expenses.
  • Modesty Towel: Seiji wears one in his own bathtub. Normally would be an egregious example of the trope, but it's perfectly justified here since there's a girl on his arm. (And then the towel falls off . . .)
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Rin to her kid brother, Seiji. But Seiji is usually this towards all other gangs.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: So that's what breasts look like.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: From an 11-year-old Shiori in a leather domme outfit, yet...
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Takamizawa quickly loses interest in a girl that looks like his favorite doll when he learns that she's actually a fearless martial artist.
  • Nostalgic Music Box: Midori has a music box on her bedside table where her real body is laying. Its melody is heard once or twice coming from the box itself when her mother opens it, but the rest of the time the melody is used in Midori's flashbacks.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Seiji's first attempt to return Midori to her comatose body made her mother faint on the spot and nearly got him lynched by a horde of angry maids.
  • Oblivious to Love: Averted. Seiji is repeatedly made aware of Midori's feelings, but he brushes her off due to her size and because she's attached to his right arm, which he explains (albeit bluntly) during the first episode.
    • He can't help but be aware of Shiouri's crush on him, because she pesters him about it every chance she gets, when he wishes she'd find someone her own age and leave him alone.
    • Seiji also asks Ayase if she was serious about being in love with him, which she denies by saying it was joke. He doesn't believe her, at first. 'til she begins acting disinterested in him. At which point, he let the matter drop.
    • And though Lucy's wild about him, she isn't his type. Plus, his best friend, Miyahara, has a crush on her. So Seiji tries to help him get together with her.
  • Ocular Gushers: Seiji invokes this whenever he's depressed about not having a girlfriend. The first episode of the anime shows him stuffing his face amidst a crying spell.
  • Of Corpse He's Conscious: One manga chapter deals with Midori dealing with household issues while Seiji's knocked out due to drinking some tequila. This includes having to drag Seiji's body over to greet a pizza delivery man and a textbook salesman and fighting off a theif that broke into Seiji's home.
  • Older Than He Looks: Karate master Aoi Sakajima, a manga-only character who looks and acts like a 10 year old. The only reason people actually study under him is because he's so cute.
  • Otaku: Shuichi Takamizawa, a doll otaku who covets Midori
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: Feudal-era Japan with Seiji as a wanted swordsman during, Days Special.
  • Panty Shot: Several, during the chikan incident, including Yukari and Ayase's. Midori and her friends as well, during the locker room scene, in Midori's flashback chapter.
  • Parental Abandonment: Seiji's parents are said to be traveling abroad, and his big sister lives with her boyfriend, leaving him on his own.
  • Parent with New Paramour: Seiji helps Shiori get over her initial dislike of her new mother.
  • Pedestrian Crushes Car: Played for Laughs when Seiji's best friend, Miyahara, tells him about the rumor going around the school that says he injured his right hand by punching out a Yakuza's car!
  • Porn Stash: A couple of chapters in the manga deal with Midori clearing out Seiji's collection of adult magazines / tapes.
  • Precocious Crush: Shiori's efforts to win Seiji's affection, especially in episode 6.
  • Power Perversion Potential: See Fetish Fuel above.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Often invoked by Kouta, and occasionally, Midori.
  • Quivering Eyes: Midori, usually Played for Laughs, or to ratchet up the moe factor.
  • Red Baron: Seiji is known in town as 'Mad Dog Sawamura'. His right hand got a Red Baron of its own, being called the 'Devil's Right Hand'.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Daniel's extreme condescension towards non-Americans (including trying to cheat in blatantly obvious ways and expecting them to work) combined with his frequent use of racist slurs are just so over-the-top ridiculous that they'd only seem believable in a period piece.
  • Repeat Cut: (Ayase hugging Seiji when she confesses to him in the anime.)
  • Rescue Romance: Ayase develops a romantic interest in Seiji, after he rescues her from a gang.
    • In the manga, it wasn't quite a romantic one when he saved her. When he took a beating to save a friend and ensure said friend wouldn't get kidnapped to draw him out again, however, she started to understand him more and fall for him.
  • Running Gag: Pretty convenient how Ayase's "friend" always seems to skip out on her, which always leaves her with an extra ticket she can't simply throw away. Of course, Seiji doesn't HAVE to go if he doesn't want to, she just figures she should throw the offer out there. Suuuurrrrreee.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Takamizawa uses his glasses to hide his Otaku obsession. The lenses will crack to show that his emotions are becoming too much to contain, then appear undamaged when he has control again. When he's being sincere but still scary, one lens will clear while the other is opaque.
    • Rin, whenever plotting something embarassing for Seiji.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Kamaki and Suzuka.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Seiji desperately wants a girlfriend, but is completely oblivious to Midori's and Ayase's feelings for him
    • At least with Ayase, it's at least understandable given how hot and cold she treats Seiji. However, given how much Midori talks about love, it boggles the mind how he can miss it.
      • He doesn't mis it, he just doesn't reciprocate the feeling. Also it's quite possible Seiji deems Midori's "love freakness" as insincere or jokingly.
      • Well, he does get better.
  • Shout-Out: (Episode 4's visit to a "figurine shop" briefly displays recognizable tributes to Rei Ayanami, Cardcaptor Sakura and at least a dozen other anime girls; there's also a parody of the Toho Studios standard movie opening. Also, in chapter 57 in the manga, there were two characters who were clearly cosplaying as Naruto Uzamaki from Naruto and Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece)
  • Shown Their Work: When the Native American shaman's house is shown there is a Tipi in his yard. However he lives in South Dakota making his tribe one of the few that actually used Tipis.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Seiji thanks to his friend's constant rumor spreading.
  • Silent Bob: Nao. Often says volumes with actions and usually says no more than two words when she does speak.
  • Snow Means Love: The last episode of the anime.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears
  • Spin-Off: Aoi Destruction, which followed the adventures of the trap dojo owner and his colossal son.
  • Squeaky Eyes
  • Stealth Clothes: Takamizawa; he doesn't wear the "standard" outfit, but they're clearly Stealth Clothes anyway.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Kouta is often squicked by his crush on Seiji, particularly after the Imagine Spot where he found himself fantasizing about being Seiji's left hand.
  • Suggestive Collision: Played with and subverted twice:
  • Tempting Fate: Seiji swore in the first page of chapter 3 not to get into a fight ever again. Guess what happens on the next page....
  • That Poor Cat: Repeatedly, in the anime version.
  • They'd Cut You Up: Well, off at least...
  • Through His Stomach: Ayase, in the throes of her crush on Seiji, "accidentally" brings an extra lunch and has no choice but to offer it to him.
  • Throw It In: In-Universe, Seiji's gang gets minor parts in a movie featuring their favorite actor, and get a little too into it.....
  • Training from Hell: Rin put Seiji through a form of this as a child.
  • The Trickster: Seiji's elder sister.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Seiji.
  • Tsundere: Ayase towards Seiji, and Seiji to Midori — especially in the manga. Shiori is also a tsundere to Tohyama.
  • Unwanted Harem: twice as large in the manga, including one guy
    • Kouta has his own Unwanted Harem in Nekobe and the Crimson Angels, a gang of four female delinquents.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Zigzagged. Seiji's delinquent image stands in stark contrast to the nice and peaceful kid that he was in his childhood. Subverted in that anyone who gets to know him finds out he still has a heart of gold, it's just that it's hidden under a thick layer of anti-social behavior which scares everyone away.
  • Visual Pun: A possible example occurs when Seiji is punched to the ground in a bowling lane. Does this mean the gang member scored a strike?
    • One that's much less ambiguous - during the manga, Ayase is sitting on Seiji's lap after he's been knocked unconscious. She goes in for a kiss right as he wakes up. She has a shocked look on her face - and a large banana appears in the background.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: When Seiji meets Lucy, he sees her stars-and-stripes panties. The comparison image? Rocky wrapped in the same flag.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Quite a few times in the manga: Seiji does this a couple times to catch a subway pervert and to raise some money; Kouta does this too many times to count
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Kota; just look at this.
  • Widget Series
  • Woman Scorned: You don't want to go near Midori when she's angry....
  • Yaoi Fangirl: In the manga, Seiji's first crush, Yukino, ends up becoming this
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: When Seiji refuses to sell Midori to a famous figure collector for half a million yen, the collector tells the other figure otaku that such devotion should be an example to all. Cue awkward photo with Midori-puppet-wearing otaku. As a Brick Joke, when Takamizawa brings Seiji to show how Midori has inspired him to follow his dreams, the others there are impressed that the "God of doll otaku" was there to wish Takamizawa well, with Seiji strenuously objecting to the nickname.
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alternative title(s): Midori Days; Midori No Hibi; Midori Days
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