Manga / Ookami Shoujo To Kuro Ouji

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Erika Shirohana, an Ordinary High-School Student, is often jealous of her friends' boyfriends - so she lies about having one herself to be a part of the group. When her friends become suspicious of her having an actual boyfriend, she claims a handsome boy in the picture on her cellphone is her boyfriend (she actually just took a random picture of the guy on street).

The story gets interesting when said guy in the photo happens to be a classmate! And not just an average classmate, but the school prince, Sata Kyouya!

Overhearing the conversation, Kyouya proposes the idea of becoming fake lovers with Erika under one condition: becoming his dog.

Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, roughly translated as "The Wolf Girl and The Black Prince", is a shoujo manga by Ayuko Hatta, serialized in the monthly magazine Bessatsu Margaret, wrapping up with 16 volumes and 58 chapters, not counting extras. An anime adaptation by TYO Productions aired during the Fall 2014 Anime season for a total of 12 episodes, with an OVA later bundled with one of the manga volumes.

The anime adaptation can be watched legally at Crunchyroll.


This manga provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the live-action adaptation, the very light brown haired Kyouya is played by dark-haired Kento Yamazaki.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Kyouya has shown on numerous occasions he's capable of being nice to Erika.
  • Babies Ever After: Nine years after the story ends, Kyouya and Erika are married with a little girl named Yuina. Turns out the child had been born out of wedlock.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Kyouya most definitely, even if it is just for appearance's sake. It still carries over even when he and Erika start dating seriously, but it mostly disappears after marriage.
  • The Beard: The Series.
  • Becoming the Mask: Despite all that's said and done, Erika begins to grow actual feelings for Kyouya. Same for Kyouya later on, showing some Clingy Jealous Boy tendencies and eventually realizing that he really does like Erika later on in the manga.
  • Berserk Button: Try anything even remotely romantic with Kyouya. Just try. Chances are, you'll just piss him off.
  • Better as Friends: In the epilogue, Sanda mentions that she and Takeru started dating some time after the main story, but they eventually broke it off and figured that they were fine the way they were.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Oh, Kyouya. Being the charming school prince doesn't excuse you for being an absolute piece of shit to Erika behind the scenes.
  • Boyfriend In Canada: How Erika starts off the series. She constantly tells her friends and peers about relationship troubles with her boyfriend, who naturally doesn't actually exist.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Who'd have thought that the photo Erika took one day turned out to be the handsome mug of the school's hottest guy?
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown-haired Erika with dark brown eyes.
  • Domestic Abuse: While no explicit physical abuse is initiated during the relationship, Kyouya does pinch Erika's cheeks, thump her on the forehead and humiliate her when they're alone. It stops almost entirely after they start dating for real and are pretty much a normal couple after marriage.
  • Epic Fail: One of Kyouya's attempts to confess to Erika on her birthday turns into "I love your 'do."
  • Genre Savvy: Rena knows she fits the definition of The Rival in a shoujo manga. This is why she formally challenges Erika.
  • Hypocritical Humor: During Chapter 58.5, Erika and Kyouya are watching a segment about Bastard Boyfriends that play with their girlfriends' feelings. Kyouya commentates that he'd never want his daughter to end up with a man like that, even though his daughter came into the world with that exact coupling in her parents. Even Erika has to hang a lampshade on that one.
  • Jerkass: Kyouya, the one and only. Over time though, he morphs into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. It's more noticeable after he graduates high school.
  • Love Martyr: Erika, after realizing that she's actually falling in love with Kyouya.
  • Opposites Attract: Erika, a girl willing to do anything for love, and Kyouya, a boy willing to do anything to stay away from love. The attracting part comes later, When Kyouya realizes that he does love Erika after all.
  • Odd Friendship: Erika and Sanda, Kyouya and Takeru.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In episode six of the anime Kusakabe delivers one to Kyouya after he finds out about how Kyouya treats her.
    ďItís clear to me now. Shinoharaís wasted on you. I love Shinohara! I told her yesterday how I feel. Iím waiting to hear her response. Iím not especially good at anything, and Iím rather pathetic as men go in a lot of ways, but Iíll do everything I can to make her smile. That wouldnít make sense to someone who only uses her to sate his superiority complex, I guess.Ē
  • Secret Relationship: Inverse. Everyone thinks Erika and Kyouya are dating, but they're actually not. At least, not until later.
  • Shipper on Deck: Takeru for Erika and Kyouya.
  • Silly Rabbit, Romance Is for Kids!: Kyouya doesn't believe in romance. Too bad he's the male lead in a shoujo manga.
  • Stealth Pun: The café that Takeru, Erika and Kyouya go to is called "Canis lupus", which is the scientific classification for "wolf". Also doubles as a Funny Moment.
  • They Do: Not only do Kyouya and Erika get married, but they have a child and the audience gets to see some of the landmarks of the couple's relationship, just to cement it.
  • Undying Loyalty: How Erika is expected to act for the price of being Kyouya's "girlfriend". She later willingly throws herself into the role.
  • What Does She See in Him?: San as well as a majority of the fanbase wonder why Erika is pursuing Kyouya. Even Erika found herself thinking that on multiple occasions.
  • With Friends Like These...: Marin and Aki can be annoying at times and Erika mainly puts up with them at first just to have friends to hang out with.

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