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''Okane Ga Nai'' (''No Money!'') is a {{Yaoi}} series created by Hitoyo Shinozaki and illustrated by Tohru Kousaka.

[[{{Uke}} Ayase]], an 18-year old student, is [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter overly naive and trusting]]; as the story opens, he is being sold on auction by his unscrupulous cousin to pay off gambling debts. He's eventually bought by [[{{Seme}} Kanou]], a towering, ruthless loanshark who is doing so to repay Ayase for a past kindness...which Ayase unfortunately has no memory of. Although Kanou is clearly in love, he [[CannotSpitItOut has issues expressing his feelings]]; worse, neither is [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday willing to admit an attraction to men]], and Kanou further insists that Ayase is the [[SingleTargetSexuality only]] [[IfItsYouItsOkay man]] he's attracted to. In an attempt to keep Ayase around, Kanou claims that the amount he paid for Ayase amounts to a debt he's willing to null if Ayase remembers how they met. Until then, [[WorkOffTheDebt Ayase can repay Kanou by having sex with him]]: he gets 500,000 yen every time they do the deed to pay off the 120 million yen debt.[[note]] The amount of times needed for 120 million is 240 at the very least as the debt goes up by 10% every ten days, if you're wondering.[[/note]]

The traditional {{Seme}} and {{Uke}} dynamic featured is subverted by the fact that Kanou is head over heels for Ayase, while Ayase is unsure of how he feels for Kanou and averse to being forced into a homosexual relationship, occasionally giving him the upper hand. The relationship drama is also helped along by a colourful cast of secondary characters, including Toranosuke Gion, an [[PluckyComicRelief upbeat and clever]] MrFixit who often helps Kanou in his schemes, Kaoruko Someya, a [[WholesomeCrossdresser well-meaning but abrasive transvestite]] who acts as the couple's counsellor, and the Kuba twins, Kanou's [[{{Sidekick}} sidekicks]] and [[BattleButler battle butlers]].

It should be noted that this series is very graphic in its depictions of sex and violence. Both are played for laughs as well as angst.

Unusually for a yaoi series, the manga is long-running and still ongoing at 8 volumes. Also, the writer is male, despite the yaoi genre as a whole being created by women for women. It often translates to a certain harshness in the protagonists' relationship that is usually not as present in other Yaoi series.

A 4 episode OVA has been made, as well as multiple drama cds.

There is a [[Characters/OkaneGaNai character sheet]] available for the character-specific tropes.
!!''Okane Ga Nai'' shows examples of:

* ArtShift: Sometimes used in comedic situations.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: As of a latter volume, Homare, unlike Kanou, told Ayase loud and clear that he loves him just as deeply as Kanou does. And that he also accepts that there's hardly a chance for him to ever get Ayase to feel for him that way]].
* AttemptedRape: Ayase seems to attract these. Culprits include [[spoiler: Iida and Tokikawa]].
* BeastAndBeauty: The manga and anime seem to be a very twisted, gender changed, yaoi filled version of this story.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Kanou's obsession with Ayase comes from the time that Ayase cheered him up when he was in an HeroicBSOD state, long before they came into each others's lives.
%%* BridalCarry
* CannotSpitItOut: Kanou thinks he's made it obvious he loves Ayase but has never actually said it out loud.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: An extreme case. There are no women in the entire cast save for Ayase's late mother and his aunt who gets only one appearance. [[spoiler: And the politician's daughter used as a bargaining chip.]]
* ChainsOfLove: There is a lot of artwork in which Ayase is in chains.
** Hilariously parodied in the latest volume with [[spoiler: Yamato]] trying to shackle Ayase to himself after he freed him from the same chains that were tying him to Kanou.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Subverted in the beginning of both the manga and the anime: Kanou almost kisses Ayase while unconscious and drugged. He then opts for the [[RomanticizedAbuse default option]].
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Who knew that being kind to a stranger four years before would garner [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Ayase]] virtual house arrest by [[GreenEyedMonster Kanou]]?
* ForTheLulz: Quite a few of Kanou's associates, from his driver to his own father-figures, enjoy making passes at Ayase just to piss Kanou off.
* AGlassInTheHand: Kanou crushes a highball glass after pouring its contents over a jerk's head.
* HeroicBSOD: Many times for Kanou [[spoiler: when Ayase misinterprets his displays of affection]].
** Ayase gets his fair share when he thinks he's making things worse for Kanou.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The group consisting of Kanou's late father, Someya's father, and Takanohashi's father, as implied through several minor characters. Takanohashi himself even corrects Ayase when the latter assumes that Kanou was raised by two fathers by saying that it's more like Someya Sr. was the 'mother' between the two of them, though both men had their own families already.
** Averted in regards to the aforementioned men's three sons. All three were business partners (of the lawyer-loan shark-yakuza variety) and it's vaguely implied that they wish this partnership would carry on to their sons. However, it's worth noting that besides sexuality ''technically'' not allowing all three of their sons to fall into this trope, it's shown that Someya and Yamato carry quite a bit of an inferiority complex towards Kanou that keep all three of them from getting as close as their fathers were.
* [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Guy Tiny Guy]]: Kanou is ''much'' taller and stockier than the frail-looking Ayase.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: The whole stitch about Homare, who has accepted long ago that he can't compete with Kanou for Ayase's love]].
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Kanou is pretty bad at resisting Ayase's allure even in situations where he knows Ayase wouldn't appreciate such attention.
* IfICantHaveYou: To Kanou, Ayase is his possession and anyone trying to take Ayase away from him shall feel his wrath. And that's never pretty. This is basically the entire premise of the story.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Neither Kanou nor Ayase were attracted to males before hooking up. Kanou isn't really attracted to anyone but Ayase, and Kanou is still the only guy that Ayase feels attracted to.
* IndenturedServitude: Ayase is auctioned off by his cousin to repay family debts and is purchased by a rich yakuza named Kanou. Because Kanou is in love with Ayase, he agrees to change the terms of their relationship from slavery to indentured servitude, giving Ayase a wage and allowing him to start earning his freedom.
* LoveHurts: Kanou's way to express his love for Ayase does more harm than good to the poor teenager.
* LoveRedeems: Subtly but surely, Kanou is getting ''a little'' more human thanks to Ayase's influence.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Kanou, please think logically about your actions! He does try. And then, he sees Ayase being cute, and all coherent thought flies out of the window...
* LackOfEmpathy: In the manga, Kanou and Misao are descripted as "people with no sense of humanity". In the OVA, Homare is included in such description by Somaya.
* OffModel: Honestly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tohru_Kousaka.jpg this]] is drawn with almost unforgivably poor proportions.
** Happens an awful lot, often with a disturbing NoYay effect. [[http://view.thespectrum.net/series/no-money-okane-ga-nai.html?lzkfile=No+Money%2F*+No+Money+Artbook%2Fnomoney_artbook_058.jpg This]] is even worse. It doesn't help that Kanou is a huge man.
* PaperFanOfDoom: In the second OVA
* PitbullDatesPuppy: Kanou and Ayase. And how! Subverted to a point. Their relationship is supposed to work out somehow.
** Kanou is a ruthless loan shark who won't hesitate to sell the organs of someone who owes him. The "Cooking with the guys" omake hints that he's definitely not above outright murdering people. He has an endless thirst for money and is extremely possessive and jealous of Ayase. Both his attitude and huge physique (6'5'') are intimidating.
** Ayase is naïve, innocent, and delicate both in body and mind. All he wants is to be happy, and that others were happy as well. He is short (5'5''), very effeminate and cute.
* PoorCommunicationKills: From both protagonists, but especially Ayase, who's been like this for years, unable to express his opinions and instead going with what he thinks the others will like. He also has trouble turning his thoughts into words (mainly because he's afraid of saying something wrong and upsetting others).
* RapeAsDrama: Ayase gets raped on his first night in Kanou's hands. At first there's heavy drama, Ayase being terrified of Kanou; later on it dissolves to less obvious tension between the two. The rape as a "bad move" for Kanou's agenda gets a lot of panel time, in both more lighthearted ways and something that depresses Kanou.
* RomanticizedAbuse: Kanou seems to think that forcing himself upon Ayase is an appropriate way to express his affections.
* RomanticRunnerUp: Homare and later [[spoiler:Yamato]] who also has taken a shine to Ayase.
* StalkerShrine: What [[spoiler: Tokigawa Takaii]] makes dedicated to Ayase.
* StockholmSyndrome: One interpretation of Kanou and Ayase's relationship.
* SuddenlySexuality: Ayase has a mysterious power to make straight guys sufficiently homosexual to either fall in love with him or simply want sex with him.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Quite a bunch of characters, but especially Kanou and the Kuba twins.
* TooDumbToLive: Ayase. If there are two signs in front of him, and one says "towards rapist/slavery/death" and the other one says "to safety", he will always choose the former. Might be {{justified|Trope}} this usually happens to victims of rape, human trafficking, and abuse because they think that there's truly no way out. Plus, it doesn't help that Kanou is a member of the Yakuza...
* TroubledButCute: Kanou, unsurprisingly for a seme.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Gion thought Ayase was female when he first met him.
* WhatTheHellHero: There is a bit of this about Kanou's treatment of Ayase. Gion calls him out on it, but despite Homare and others not bothering to hide their disapproval, no one else has the guts to actually say it. Mostly because [[HairTriggerTemper Kanou]] is [[BerserkButton a little touchy on the subject of Ayase]].
* WorkOffTheDebt: Ayase is expected to use his body to pay off the cost of rescuing him from the slave auction.
* {{Yakuza}}: Yeah, pretty obvious based on Kanou's business (and appearance), but what the hey.