---->'''''"'I Declare'... Eteru Magia! I won't say 'please'! And I won't let you say it has nothing to do with you! See for yourself if I'm a [[BerserkButton whipped dog]] or not!!"'''''
---->'''''"... huh. Interesting. Show me, then. 'I Approve.'"'''''

''Nora: The Last Chronicle of Devildom'' is a {{shounen}} manga that debuted in [=WeeklyShonenJump=] in April 2004. Published in North America under Creator/VizMedia's Shonen Jump Advanced label, the entire nine-volume series has been released in English. The anime and sequel manga ''Nora the Second'' have yet to be licensed.

Nora is a [[ClassicalMythology Cerberus]], a rare and powerful breed of {{hellhound}}, in the service of the Dark Liege Army. On the battlefield he's a force to be reckoned with. Off it, however, his attitude is... less than stellar. Tired of his rudeness and impulsiveness, the Dark Liege herself seals him in semi-human form and sends him to the human world, both to counter LaResistance and to get some obedience training.

The designated KidWithTheLeash of this tale is Magari Kazuma, a phlegmatic boy who [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold claims]] to live his life by 'a strict Cost-Benefit analysis'. Initially he only agrees to fight and ratifies his 'familiar spirit' contract with Nora out of boredom, but when he discovers that one of the main bones of contention between the Dark Liege Army and the rebels is [[ToServeMan the "right" of demons to hunt and devour humans for fun]], [[ItsPersonal it's on.]]

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!!This manga contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Melfina
* AnimeHair: Nora's head looks like it was patterned after a dog's body, with 'inumimi'-shaped forelocks and a long, wild [[strike: pony]] doggytail in the back. This is excusable in that he's a demon, but how Kazuma can be a model StudentCouncilPresident ''and'' have dyed-blond streaks in his bangs is up for debate.
* BadassArmy: The Dark Liege Army
* BadassBoast: Kazuma gets one of these in the very first chapter; it becomes something of his mission statement:
---> '''''Kazuma: You said you've only seen humans on TV. So allow me to explain. Humans are at the top of the food chain because we can think and use tools. We're not powerless. Remember that, you good-for-nothing lower class animal.'''''
* BadassFamily: Kazuma's, as Nora discovers when he tries to break into their house.
* BadassNormal: Kazuma, [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands so far]].
** [[spoiler: Aaaand now it's [[TookALevelInBadass shot to hell.]]]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: [[spoiler: The Cerberus gets screwed over by this.]]
* BerserkButton: Calling Nora a whipped dog or threatening those Kazuma [[strike: cares about]] is responsible for are both excellent ways to land yourself in intensive care.
* BigFancyHouse
* {{Bishounen}}: General Rivan
* BoisterousBruiser: Bajee
* BookDumb: By demonic military standards, Nora's a prodigy. By human high school standards... yeah.
* CelibateHero: Kazuma
* ChasteHero: Nora
* ChivalrousPervert: Knell
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Kazuma. Not sure if this needs a spoiler tag since I'm sure you all knew it already]]
* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[spoiler: The finale sees Kazuma finally freeing Nora of his contract and Nora fighting Knell who creates some kind of black hole that threatens to destroy the worlds. Nora leaps in to stop it and...that where the series ends. In Japan, the manga continue in a series called ''Nora the Second'' in which Nora is sent to an alternate world. However those reading the English translation won't know that as that series was never imported to the U.S, which just leaves the series awkwardly hanging.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: One of the duties of the Dark Liege Army is to protect humanity, even if the individual soldiers [[FantasticRacism don't think much of the hairless apes.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Kazuma - the snark is strong in this one.
* DeathIsDramatic: [[spoiler: Barik's death in Volume 6.]] Also counts as a HeroicSacrifice.
* DualityMotif: When Nora is in human guise, his right eye is red and his left is yellow.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: It's prophesied that a Cerberus will bring it about.
* FantasticRacism: Interestingly, played both ways. Demons, with the exception of the Dark Liege, find humans to be either stupid, boring, ridiculous, or just tasty. Kazuma finds most demons to be stupid, boring and ridiculous ''all at the same time,'' and in some cases [[spoiler: pleasantly flammable]] to boot.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Say what you will of Kazuma, he deeply cares about people
* KidWithTheLeash: Kazuma
* {{Kuudere}}: Rivan and Kazuma are both arguable male examples
* LastOfHisKind: Nora
* TheLegionsOfHell: Are actually not such bad guys; it's LaResistance you've got to watch out for.
* LonelyRichKid: Kazuma is a particularly cranky example
* NoEndorHolocaust: This universe's aversion of it is highlighted by the fact that Kazuma refuses to let Nora use magic when there are large buildings or groups of people around.
* NonHumanUndead: [[spoiler:Asto. Knell likes making familiars from dead demons.]]
* NotHimself: Kazuma has memorized the faces and body language of every student at his school; try to impersonate one and he'll [[spoiler: throw you out a Goddamn window]].
* TheQuietOne: Asto
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Everyone in the Dark Liege Army seems to have a thing for donuts......
* LaResistance: Are actually the bad guys this time.
* {{Redemption Equals Death}}: [[spoiler: Fall, after finally getting it through his dumb skull of his that Degiree never betrayed him. He hand over the last of his power to Nora to save the demon and human worlds.]]
* SadlyMythtaken: Nora has only one head.
** Well he does have two snakes for tails.....perhaps those count?
* {{Screw Destiny}}: After finding out about the past and the purpose of the Cerberus, Nora and Kazuma agree rather [[{{Take A Third Option}} to find another way to save the worlds without sacrifice]].
* ScrewYouElves: Kazuma consistently shoots down any insinuations by demons that humans are naturally inferior (see BadassBoast, above).
* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: A demon-for-hire says, "Some of my best friends are familiars..."
* StudentCouncilPresident: Kazuma
* SubordinateExcuse: Keini is absolutely head-over-heels for her boss.
* {{Together In Death}}: [[spoiler: Fall and Deigree.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Fujimoto and Yano
* {{Tsundere}}: Barik disdainfully ridicules Nora at great length for not knowing how to fight in his sealed form, only to become flustered when Kazuma points out that it's totally obvious he's worried about the guy.
* {{You Have Failed Me}}: Fall to one of his subordinates after she ''saves'' him from an attack, only to have forgotten he could've protected himself. [[spoiler: This in more in lieu with his philosophy that "friends are worthless" which she agreed with. So of course by trying to save him, it made her look like a hypocrite]].
* WasOnceAMan: Every [[spoiler: Dark Liege]] started out as human.
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