In a certain city somewhere in Japan, Momoka Sonokawa's first commute to the school she's just transferred into isn't exactly going as planned. Molested by an old pervert in the crowded train, on the way there, she's left at a loss to what to do. Luckily before anything drastic occurs, she gets help, in the guise of an attractive older student... who happened to be carrying what appeared to be a Desert Eagle with her.And that was even the strangest thing to happen to her that day. It turns out that the older student, whose name she learns quickly enough was Miou Ootori, goes to the same school she does as an upperclassman. After seeing her walk around with holstered pistols, Momoka's curiosity gets the better of her, and she discretely follows Miou to where she was headed to. Unfortunately, one well-placed booby-trap later, and she gets an unwanted close look at just where exactly Miou was headed to: To the clubhouse of the Survival Club, whose members are nutjobs of the highest order.Except now, Miou wants her to join them.Written and drawn by Hidekichi Matsumoto, Sabagebu! (さばげぶっ!) is a comedy series serialized in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine since 2010 (which technically makes it a shoujo series, strangely enough, though its target demographic would make it seinen instead). It has six compiled volumes out so far, and an animated adaptation by Pierrot+ aired during the Summer 2014 Anime season.Compare and contrast with Tokurei Sochi Dantai Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C 3 Bu, for obvious reasons.Crunchyroll is streaming the anime, which can be viewed here for people living in the following areas: note North America, Central and South America including the Caribbean, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe excluding French speaking territories, the Middle East and North Africa.
Sabagebu! gives examples of the following:
Ace Custom: Miou's handgun. In episode 11, she says when she turned 18 and was able to buy an adult gun, she ordered parts from around the world to assemble it. Unfortunately Momoka had it decorated by mistake due to some miscommunication with a sweets decoration clerk the day before. Hilariously, said decorations actually seem to improve Miou's handling of it, and the entire club returns to the store to have all of their guns decorated that way.
Action Girl: Pretty much all of the main characters due to the nature of their club.
Action Prologue: Momoka gets harrassed by a Dirty Old Man on the train in the first episode. He is then challenged by Miou when she pulls a gun on him and a fight breaks out between the two.
A-Cup Angst: Maya makes Momoka and Urara feel this way, leading to a long segment of natto torment.
A House Divided: The girls in the second half of episode 6, when they fight each other over the right to sit in a comfy looking office chair first.
Aerosol Flamethrower: Used at the end of episode 3A to drive off the hornet swarm Sakura-sensei freed. Too bad it also ended up burning down the clubhouse.
Aesop Amnesia: Episode 4B is about Momoka gaining weight after her eating gets out of control. 4C contains a scene where she tells her mother she doesn't like broccoli, and is content to eat whatever she wants. This is then Lampshaded.
Narrator: Momoka Sonokawa's ability to learn is so horrifyingly bad, she already forgot what happened a few minutes ago in Part B.
Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Momoka's mother calling her Mokarin while Miou is visiting her house in episode 2. She immediately chastises her mother, to the point she starts to cry a little, though Momoka realizes she went too far. She was just happy her daughter made a friend, even if Momoka may not necessarily see it that way. And during episode 7, her mother comes disguised in a very suspicious looking outfit in an attempt to not be seen and therefore bring embarrassment to Momoka. Unfortunately her actions end up making things worse, as she does various things for the girls, such as cutting Urara's long bangs, putting some clothing on Maya, and giving food to Kayo, due to various issues her mother noticed they had.
An Offer You Can't Refuse: Miou wants Momoka in the Survival Game Club one way or another. Even if it means drugging her and having her "turn in" the paperwork to her teacher while she's unconscious.
Attack Its Weak Point: In episode 5, while receiving some Training from Hell by a Buddhist monk, he hits the girls in the shoulders if they do anything other than meditate, such as sleeping. Momoka distracts the monk by claiming there's a UFO outside, the puts on some shoulder pads to absorb the monk's stick, and feigns losing concentration. He responds by smacking her in the butt rather hard, stating that her shoulder pads were really obvious.
A Truce While We Gawk: In episode 3, Roselia and Momoka are about to restart their match, until a crow shows up out of nowhere, grabs Platy who was playing referee, and then holds it hostage up by a tree. Miou then changes the game to whoever can rescue it first wins.
Beauty Mark: Urara has one under the left side of her lower lip.
Beach Episode: Urara tries to evoke this in episode 9 wearing a bikini and sunglasses while laying on a chair. Maya immediately reminds her they're at the school pool, and it'll be a few months before summer arrives.
Better to Die than Be Killed: After Maya inadvertently falls off a cliff in episode 8 while escaping from some perverted girls, she thinks to herself that dying would be better than being humiliated by said girls. Fortunately she lands in a barrel full of water, but after finding out her barrel is see-through, she tries to get away from the girls again, this time falling into a river below with the girls chasing after her.
Beware the Nice Ones: Momoka's mother turns out to be quite a deadly gunfighter as well, and manages to defeat her daughter in episode 4.
Beware the Silly Ones: The elderly group the survival game club goes up against in episode 9. They seem frail and easy to defeat, but they end up giving the girls a run for their money.
Big Breast Pride: Maya seems proud of her large assets. Momoka later gets some payback in "killing" her by shooting her breasts during their airsoft game, which the narrator points out. She also later uses that as an excuse to give Maya some Training from Hell to help her overcome her disgust for natto in episode 2.
Momoka herself. Although she looks like your usual Ordinary Highschool Student main character, inside Momoka's got a vindictive streak a mile wide, and what's more, she never lets things go without getting some measure of revenge on the party that wronged her.
Urara. Sweet and cute on the outside, violently jealous in the inside. Indeed, in the second episode, the narrator points out that it's largely because of her that the club is stuck with just four members prior to Momoka, despite Miou being ridiculously popular with the student body. She does lighten up on this after Momoka does some payback on her, and instead diverts much of her attention to her instead.
Black Mail: Miou threatens to use Momoka's embarrassing nickname "Mokarin" at school after learning it from her mother in episode 2 to get her to take part in the morning training for the survival game club.
Blank White Eyes: Combined with Color Failure, when the club learns that they've been volunteered by Sakura-sensei to take care of the school's hornet problem.
Blue with Shock: Several characters display this occasionally. And in episode 3 several of the girls have this look as they await the arrival of their club advisor.
Momoka does these with surprising regularity in the airsoft battles.
Momoka's Good Angel, Bad Angel end up fighting each other, and both get finished off this way. The bad angel loses to the good one, while the good one suffers a headshot by Momoka.
Several people suffer this in the airsoft match in episode 9 on both teams.
Born Unlucky: The club's adviser, Ena Sakura, to a ridiculous degree, though as things are shown, at least half of her misfortune is her fault.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Momoka comments on the narrator talking after he describes something in the club room in the first episode.
Broke Episode: Momoka goes on a treasure hunt to find some money in episode 10. Unfortunately said treasure is at her old place, so she has Miou take them there via a plane. Then she doesn't find tresure, but an embarrassing poem written by her younger self about friends being the true treasure.
But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Roselia hates Miou with a passion because of she won a bear at a shooting gallery and refused to give it to the former. Miou for her part, says she won it with her own money, so didn't see why she'd have to give the bear to Roselia. This after having chastised the booth attendant for seemingly cheating the little girl out of her money.
Car Fu: Momoka asks Lemon Fried Chicken to drive the semi truck they're in off the ledge with the intention of taking out the helicopter in episode 9. He's reluctant to do it, but Momoka puts on a Bishie Sparkle display and says he can do it. After he does however, she immediately gets out of the truck, though Lemon does hit the helicopter.
Chekhov's Gun: At the start of 3A, Sakura-sensei mentions that she injured herself with a lighter she confiscated from a female delinquent. At the end, the lighter is used to make an improvised flamethrower to chase off the hornets.
Momoka does this towards Kayo in episode 2. After they team up to defeat the other three girls, Momoka says their battle ends in a draw. Kayo agrees and lowers her defense, only for Momoka to then shoot her.
Momoka again in episode 6, when she offers a truce with Miou, only to later kill her after they've wiped out the competition.
Two of Momoka's classmates are rather jealous about how she's already noticed by resident popular girl Miou and also seems to be ignoring her. Momoka tries to downplay it, but Miou only adds fuel to the fire by stating they've already shared some toast together. All of her classmates also ostracize her as well after learning about it, and the two girls get pretty mean, writing on her desk and destroying her gym clothes, and tossing her bag and lunch out of the window.
Urara plays the trope more straight, and doesn't like how Miou seems to have taken a shine to Momoka. So in episode 2, she asks Momoka to be her partner during the stretches, but ends up putting wrestling moves on her instead, then throws her out on top of the trash, and tells her to stay away from Miou.
Clothing Damage: Maya suffers this in episode 8 when their club battles another team. The rival girls quickly dispatch Maya's teammates, and when she's alone, they deliberately shoot at her rather skimpy outfit to reveal even more skin.
Combat Pragmatist: Momoka is absolutely ruthless in the survival games. It's what Miou likes the most about her. She shoots Miou in episode 2 after the latter surrendered, and calls her match against Kayo a tie, which the latter accepts. She then shoots her in the head anyway.
In episode 3, Miou says she'll get a bear for Roselia due to the latter complaining about the former walking off with a teddy bear from a booth game that she wanted. She then fires a shot, and a real bear shows up. Miou then wonders why Roselia suddenly doesn't want said bear.
In episode 5, the student council president asks the club leaders if any of them have any questions. Miou then asks why your teeth squeaks when eating spinach. Even the president turns away to snicker before putting on a serious face again, while the other girls seem amazed at Miou's philosophical question.
Cosplay Otaku Girl: Kayo. While she's okay with the gun-related shenanigans her clubmates engage in, she's mostly in for the excuse to cosplay her favorite dresses. Jill Valentine's get-up from Resident Evil 3 seems to be a particular favorite of hers, and the one she most uses during club "shootouts".
In episode 2, when Momoka is alone with Kayo in the club room, she's a bit unnerved by the latter not talking and switching costumes repeatedly. She then assumes Kayo is challenging her, and they end up in a gunfight. Afterwards Kayo says she just wanted to talk about cosplay after seeing Momoka in a commercial dressed up in a costume, but didn't want to bring it up lest she looks like a cosplay otaku.
Crazy-Prepared: The three photographers attempting to get a Panty Shot of Momoka in episode 8. One of the first things they attempt is to have her bend down to pick up a 500 yen coin, but Lemon Fried Chicken warns her of it. They then try various other things, and no matter what Momoka tries, they always find some crazy counter for it, such as bringing out a huge fan to blow on her after she tucks her skirt into her panties in an attempt to some field-expedient pantaloons.
Crystal Ball Scheduling: The survival club watches a yakuza movie in episode 6. While Miou enjoyed it, Momoka and the others think it's a bit boring and aren't influenced by it a bit. However, once an office chair is brought into their clubroom, a fight breaks out much like the scene they watched, and the girls end up killing each other for the right to sit in the chair first. Momoka, being a little Genre Savvy thanks to the film, ends up not dying the same way the last man in the movie did. But she dies when the chair, which is a cheap knockoff from a dubious website, collapses and she hits her head on a rock, dying in the process as well.
Momoka's initial reaction to Roselia when she sees her in episode 3. Her perception changes almost right away however, due to the latter pointing a gun at and insulting her when Momoka was simply trying to talk to her.
Roselia falls for this when a cat shows up out of the bushes right before she finishes off Momoka later in the episode.
Roselia counted the number of shots Momoka fired in episode 3, and was confident she was out of bullets. She then shoots the gun out of her hand, and taunts her a little bit.
The girls who play a match with the survival club in episode 8. While Kayo dressed them up in very highly visible christmas-themed outfits, the other team is dressed in combat fatigues, well coordinated, and immediately spread out and utilize effective ambush tactics against them. When they finally close in on Maya, the last surviving member, they also manage to shoot at her clothing to gradually strip her down.
Debut Queue: The early episodes introduce new characters, then spends an arc with them to develop them a little, such as Momoka dealing with Urara in episode 2, and later Maya and Kayo.
Deep-Immersion Gaming: Invoked during the gun battles. Though they are using airsoft guns, the guns look and sound as if they are firing real bullets. And when they get "hit", they spray out blood as if they were really shot. The narrator immediately points this out in the first episode, and states said effects are simply a result of the girl's imagination.
By episode 4, the narratoer lampshades this, stating that though viewers should already know by this point, but said violence is all in the combatants imaginations.
Defiant to the End: Momoka after being defeated by Roselia in episode 3, refuses to let her badmouth Miou, despite having lost her gun and being one shot away from losing the match.
Dirty Old Man: The man who was gawking at Momoka in the first episode on the train. She gets some payback after his fight with Miou, and he apologizes for his actions.
Dirty Old Woman: The girls who play a match against the survival club in episode 8. They seem rather professional at first in the match, knocking out the various girls until Maya is the only remaining member. They then immediately start breathing heavily while also suggesting rather perverted things towards her while also shooting as much of her clothing off as possible. Maya attempts to run away, but falls off a cliff into a barrel of hot water her other clubmates are using to take a bath in. Unfortunately for her, Maya's barrel becomes transparent, allowing everyone to see her naked body, and she attempts to get away from them while still inside of it.
Disproportionate Retribution: Momoka's revenge frequently goes overboard. For example, Miou's fangirls unleash some standard schoolgirl bullying tactics on her - they put tacks in her shoes, shove her desk out of the way during lunch, and toss her bag out into a window and into the yard. In response, Momoka puts mountains of tacks in their shoes, smashes their desks to pieces, throws their bags in the school incinerator, and then cuts up their uniform skirts for good measure. And this is after they apologized, mind.
Does Not Know His Own Strength: Urara accidentally breaks the handle on the toilet in episode 5 after grabbing it a bit too hard. She's terrified of not being able to flush because it would ruin her image as a "pure" girl if someone saw the toilet.
The Dreaded: Momoka comes into the clubroom in episode 3, only to find all of the other girls Blue with Shock and dreading something. They tell her about this dangerous person who wreaks a lot of havoc, and she has an Imagine Spot of Chuck Norris waltzing through a forest with guns and a pack of dogs. She then finds out they're talking about the club advisor, Sakura-sensei, who does drag a pack of stray dogs into the club room and does some incredibly stupid things which makes her reputation well deserved.
Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Momoka displays some after finding out her bag was tossed outside of the classroom. Some girls laugh at her until Miou intervenes.
Dwindling Party: Generally the girls get killed one by one in several of their battles. Played especially straight in episode 10 when they're being hunted by an invisible attacker who shoots them, then puts them in a playboy bunny outfit.
There's a massive simulated city battleground located right under the gun shop.
The Survival Club, for some unexplained reason, also has a sprawling underground facility under their decrepit-looking clubhouse. The narrator puts a lampshade on this, and says that it's best not to think about it too hard.
Miou is very popular with the ladies of the student body, to say the least. Momoka hilariously thinks that Miou would be the strange one, following her around in full combat gear, and fears she'd be associated with said "weirdo". Then when some fangirls approach Miou, they knock Momoka out of the frame to reach her.
The other airsoft team the survival club plays against in episode 8 are obsessed with Maya to the point of wanting to marry her and have children together.
Everything's Worse with Bears: After Roselia complains about not getting the teddy bear Miou won at a festival a few years back in episode 3, she says she'll get a bear for her. She then fires a shot, and hits an actual bear, who then gives chase to them. Hilariously said bear, along with all the animals from earlier, are sharing an outdoor bath with several of the girls.
Eye Poke: A variation of this occurs in episode 11, when a crab puts its pincers into Urara's eyes when she lunged at Maya to pry it off her.
Fanservice: Though it's usually not blatant, there are shots here and there, such as Momoka's Panty Shot in episode 8.
Failed a Spot Check: Momoka's teacher completely fails to notice Miou hiding behind Momoka while the latter "turns in" her club application in the first episode.
The Fool: Sakura-sensei, the Survival Club's advisor. In her introduction in episode 3, she unwittingly burns herself, runs into a tree, then has a pack of stray dogs chasing after her. She later picks up the hornet nest that her club just knocked out of a tree, and then pokes it open.
Freeze-Frame Bonus: If you pause during the pan of Momoka's classmates, you can find what seems to be a furry alien seated in the corner close to the door. It's actually Kayo in her self-made ghillie suit.
Freudian Excuse: The three photographers in episode 8. After Momoka subdues them with the help of Lemon Fried Chicken, they tell her about how they were mocked by others for their photography. But when they started posting Panty Shot pictures, their popularity took off and they felt they could connect to others this way. Momoka rightfully beats them up for it, but she saves the picture of some wildflowers one of them took from hitting a puddle of water.
Gone Horribly Right: After the sweets decoration girl misunderstands Momoka and puts various decorations on Miou's gun in episode 11, Momoka attempts to get them off. Unfortunately Miou catches her in the act, but actually likes the customization, and has the other club members customize their guns similarly. While Momoka escapes Miou's wrath, she instead has to walk around town wearing said decorations, and gets very embarrassed by it when people around town wonder if they're advertising for a sweets shop.
Good Angel, Bad Angel: Momoka sees hers in episode 5 when she's contemplating selling a rare gun Miou says is worth a million yen. The good one tells her to return the gun to Miou, while the evil one says she should keep it, and sell it herself for the money. The good one then pulls a gun on the bad one, and a firefight ensues. In the end, the good angel wins, but Momoka shoots her in the head, only to slip on one of the bad angel's feathers and hits her head on a rock. She then has a nightmare about being in hell and starts to spout random nonsense before Miou shoots her in the head to bring her back to reality.
Good Is Not Nice: Momoka's good angel pulls a gun on her bad angel, and a firefight ensues. After the good angel gets the upper hand, she shoots the bad angel in the head.
Lemon Fried Chicken, the overweight man that Momoka challenges to a video game in episode 4.
The three creepy photographers who try to get a picture of Momoka's panties in episode 8.
Graceful Loser: Lemon Fried Chicken, the fat otaku guy in episode 4. Though Momoka knocks him out to gain points in the light gun game unopposed, he seems ready to accept his punishment for losing. Oddly enough she doesn't mock him like she usually does to people she gets revenge on, and in fact views him as a Worthy Opponent, allowing him to take a couple of pictures with her in a photo booth, which was the condition if she lost.
Held Back In School: The reason why Miou can buy and walk around with model guns is mostly due to this, as she's old enough to apply for a license for the guns. The reason for being held back varies per media — in the manga it's due to lack of credits, but in the anime it's intimated it's mostly due to the crazy antics she gets involved in (meaning misconduct).
Heroic Sacrifice: Momoka deliberately invokes this trope on Lemon Fried Chicken in episode 9. She tells him to hit the helicopter with the semi they're riding in. After Lemon leaves the road, she immediately jumps out. Made more hilarious by Lemon's glasses falling near her afterward, and she casually throws it away.
Played for Laughs with Momoka, who has "killed" the other characters several times in their games. The fact that she's pretty ruthless, even going so far as to shoot a surrendering player, doesn't help.
Momoka's mother manages to defeat her in episode 4 after the latter refused to eat her broccoli.
The masked assailant that infiltrates the school in episode 7. The girls are completely unable to land even one hit on said person, while the assailant does various weird things to them, such as cutting Urara's long bangs, putting Maya in some gym clothing, and giving Kayo food to eat. Momoka runs away from the assailant, not wanting to suffer the same humiliations as the other girls, but doesn't make it very far. Said assailant turns out to be Momoka's mother, who was simply fixing issues she saw with the girls, such as balancing Urara's bangs, putting Maya in more modest clothing, and giving Kayo food because she seemed like she wasn't eating enough. Hilariously her mother was attempting to avoid humiliating her, but it doesn't quite work out that way.
Momoka turns red after her mother calls her "Mokarin" in episode 2 in front of Miou.
Urara's face goes red after two girls return her bookbag she left on the fourth floor toilet stall. She had been trying really hard not to let anyone know she pooped and couldn't flush it due to the handle breaking.
Miou interprets Urara's attempt to throw away Momoka in the trash during episode 2 and claiming she's nowhere to be found as Momoka wanting to practice ambush techniques.
Momoka meant to humiliate and torture Maya with her Training from Hell regarding her dislike for natto, culminating with a bath in natto. Though it does make Maya hate natto even more, said bath makes her skin appear even better, and apparently also made her breasts appear even bigger, causing Momoka to feel like she still lost. As a result, she ends up having to do the commercial for Maya, which involved no natto eating, and causes her to now hate said food because of the benefits Maya unintentionally gained from it.
Momoka once again meant to be cruel to Yammy in episode 10 after the latter gets fat due to being rejected by a guy she liked. However, her words of essentially living for herself and not worrying about others, which was meant to discourage the latter, actually cheered her up, and she thins down again, as well as knocks out the guy who rejected her after he says she's good enough for him now. Momoka inadvertently gains another obsessed fangirl, and ends up in a Lover Tug of War with Yammy and Urara.
Homefield Advantage: When Momoka fights her mother in episode 4, she wonders how the latter is so deadly. Her mother then pops up from inside the washer and executes a headshot on her while stating that a home is the housewife's battlefield.
Human Shield: Momoka uses Urara to intercept an attack for her in episode 10 while training in the jungle. She does it again in episode 11 when Platy attacks them.
Hypocritical Humor: This little gem from Miou in episode 3, after hearing about Rosalia's antics:
Miou: Nothing is worse than pointing a gun at someone! (followed by a scene of her doing that exact thing from episode 1)
In episode 10, Momoka says the names of her fellow survival club members and says she avenged them all after she stops the attacker. The narrator immediately points out that she killed three of them, or at least was responsible for their deaths.
Immediately following this, the kitty planet survival club congratulates Momoka in defeating their opponent. They say that they fight fair and square, and that Momoka was ruthless and underhanded in her execution of their representative. She immediately kills them all, then calls them out for the rep using invisibility and sneak attacks on them.
Imagine Spot: Urara has several in episode 5, thinking the worst if someone saw that she used the toilet and didn't flush it due to her breaking the handle accidentally.
Insane Troll Logic: Urara, Kayo, and Maya all exhibit this in episode 9 after they're trapped in the pool room at school. They're unable to get out because the door is locked, their phones are in a changing room outside, and the school shut down the heat, causing it to get really cold and forcing them to stay in the slightly warmer water. Maya attempts to throw a radio into the pool in an attempt to heat it up, and Urara later makes a large crack in the wall when Kayo suggests using pain to override their sleepiness so they don't fall asleep and drown. The narrator repeatedly tells us that as they continue to suffer hypothermia, they lose the ability to think straight, hence the crazy ideas.
Sakura-sensei has one on her forehead after she comes to the club room in episode 3.
The bear Miou shoots sports one on its head too when it pops out of the bushes later in the same episode.
Instant Sedation: Via drugged melon bread. Used by Miou to get Momoka to join the club, as Momoka is against turning in the membership form herself. The solution? Knock Momoka out (via said spiked melon bread) and have Miou (in a black stagehand's garb) control the stunned Momoka to hand in the form.
It's All About Me: Momoka tends to think about herself selfishly quite often. This usually does come back to bite her in the butt however.
Kill It with Fire: The girl's solution to dealing with the hornets after Sakura-sensei stupidly breaks open their nest in episode 3. Unfortunately they burn down their clubhouse in the process.
Large Ham: Momoka tends to react in this way to anything she finds unusual, especially with the way the survival club members act.
Late for School: Mentioned by the narrator as something to make it clear to viewers that, yes, the series is serialized in a shoujo-focused magazine, to the point where it's immediately followed by a Crash into Hello... except not into a cute guy, but Miou in full-battle dress, complete with night warfare equipment.
Narrator All Along: ... And what's more it's the owner of the gun shop that Miou and the rest of the club frequent.
Love at First Punch: Urara seems to have taken a liking to Momoka's attacks in episode 2 after the latter beats her up for the former's earlier attack during their stretching session.
Lover Tug of War: Momoka finds herself between Urara and Yammy in episode 10 after she inadvertently cheers up the latter and ends up helping her lose weight, when she actually meant to be cruel to her by insulting her for blaming herself when a guy rejected her Love Confession.
In-Series Nickname: Momoka's mother calls her "Mokarin". Miou immediately uses this as Black Mail to get her to come to the morning practice, by calling her that repeatedly.
I Will Only Slow You Down: Momoka claims Kayo was doing this in episode 10 as the reason she was left behind. In reality, she offered Kayo a drink and told her to rest for a moment, only to then find that Momoka crossed the log across the ravine, then kicks it down after crossing it, leaving Kayo stranded.
Miou is told that Momoka has to turn in the paperwork to join the Survival Game Club in order for her teacher to accept it. So she drugs Momoka, and carries her unconscious body while wearing a very obvious black robe, and has "her" give her teacher the enrollment paper. He then takes it, no questions asked.
In a Flash Back in episode 3, Roselia hits a teddy bear and thinks she's won it. But the man running the game says it has to fall off the shelf for it to be a win. Miou then shows up, and shoots a loose bolt out, causing the entire shelf to collapse. She then claims she wins it all since he stated anything that fell off the shelf was their prize.
Momoka falls behind the fat guy in the arcade shooting game in episode 4 because he's clearly better at it than she is, particularly when he goes Guns Akimbo with both guns on his machine. She is unable to follow suit because she blew the rest of her money on other machines earlier. So she instead pulls out her airsoft gun, which Kayo comments that said gun won't work with the arcade. But Momoka uses it to Pistol Whip the guy on the head to knock him out, so that she could gain points unopposed. Though she does win, she still allows him to take some pictures with her, which was the condition if he won.
In episode 9, Momoka is scolded by a dog cafe owner who says non-dog pets aren't allowed inside. However, a sleeping dog accidentally triggers a fire hoop, and through its disgust for Momoka, Platy jumps over the fire, while the owner's dog wallows in fear from it. She tells Momoka perhaps they can allow any pet inside from that point on so long as the owner shares a strong bond with their pet. Miou then immediately enters the cafe while riding on top of a lion.
Ma'am Shock: When Momoka tells her mother that she's too old for letting Platy live with them due to Cuteness Proximity, her mother develops a Battle Aura and asks her what she was referring to. Momoka then drops the subject.
Mr. Exposition: The narrator will often explain things that occur in the show, such as what rappelling means, along with what a ghillie suit is.
Miss Fanservice: Maya. Justified as she is a model as well, though a bikini top and short shorts probably isn't an ideal airsoft combat outfit.
Mistaken for Gay: Yayoi, the student council president, in episode 5, with Miou due to her attempts to sabotage the latter and break her will. As a result, the girls around the school assume they're dating.
More Dakka: The elderly group the survival game club plays against in episode 9 utilize machine guns and a helicopter.
The shrine meditation the girls receive by a Buddhist monk. He seems calm and normal at first, but then pulls out a rather big stick and says they're receiving some special training, where he hits them with said stick if they lose concentration while meditating.
New Transfer Student: Momoka. Given how her family has to transfer a lot due to her father's work, she's actually grown tired of it.
Momoka's Training from Hell for Maya regarding her dislike of natto in episode 2 ends up causing her to not do the commercial for natto, and the former ends up doing it instead. And said commercial didn't involve any actual natto eating, rendering said training pointless.
In episode 5, Urara goes through great lengths to avoid letting anyone know she used the toilet after she accidentally breaks the handle. In the end, a helicopter rescue, a simple blanket stretched out to help catch her fail, and she decides she'd rather die from falling than to let anyone know she pooped. She ends up saving herself by falling, then punching and kicking into the wall to break her fall slowly.
Platy goes through great lengths to save a crab in episode 11. Then the crab takes a bath with them at a bathhouse, and the heat from the water ends up cooking it, which was what the girls originally intended to do with it until Platy plead to have them spare its life.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Despite saving Momoka from the Dirty Old Man in the first episode, she's the one who the cops arrest. However, she was brandishing guns and then picked a fight with the old man, whom she also defeated. Momoka does get some payback on the old man, and forces him to apologize for his lewd behavior earlier.
One Dialogue, Two Conversations: Momoka visits a shop that decorates items in episode 11. When the clerk comes out, Momoka mentions the item she wants decorated is in her bag. While she was referring to her phone, the clerk instead grabs the airsoft pistol Miou gave her to give to the gunshop owner for maintenance. As they talk, Momoka is clearly referring to her phone, but the clerk imagines her as a Yakuza instead due to the misunderstanding. After Miou finds out about it, and notices the gun is actually better with the sweets decoration, she has the entire club go to get their guns similarly "customized" this way as well.
Overshadowed by Awesome: Miou is outgunned and unable to retaliate against Momoka and Kayo in episode 2 after they team up to take out Maya and Urara with little effort. She surrenders and drops her guns, but Momoka shoots her anyway.
Pistol-Whipping: Momoka does this in episode 4 on the fat guy at the arcade.
Pretty Freeloaders: Invoked by Platy, who more or less ends up living at Momoka's house. It finally gets discussed in episode 4 when Momoka asks her mother about it, who then replies he's been there since her friends showed up. A couple of flashbacks then show he was indeed at her house for quite a while.
Psycho Lesbian: The rival team that the survival game club fights again in the second part of episode 8. They have a very unhealthy obsession with Maya, to the point of shooting off her clothing and chasing after her with a very perverted look on their faces.
Puppy-Dog Eyes: Used by an old lady in episode 9 during the survival game club match. After she runs out of bullets, Urara and Kayo have a clean shot at her. But she puts on a sad pathetic look on her face, and neither girl seems willing to shoot her. They are then taken out by the lady's allies who have no qualms shooting the girls. The old lady meanwhile, gets shot by Momoka who doesn't have the same sympathy as the other two.
Quick Draw: Miou does this with an elderly man in episode 9. Both of them fire a shot, and the old man "dies" first. Miou falls shortly after he does.
Refusal of the Call: Momoka is tricked into signing up for the Survival Game Club in the first episode and then refuses to actually join. She later ends up joining anyway after Miou drugs her and has "her turn in her club enrollment form" to her teacher. Never mind that she was passed out and Miou was carrying her body the entire time.
Removing the Rival: Urara beats the shit out of Momoka and tosses her into a pile of garbage in order to keep her from gaining Miou's favor. It's stated by the narrator that the reason the Survial Club has so few members is because Urara used similar methods to dispose of all of their past female applicants.
Momoka's defining character trait. She always gets people back when they wrong her, quickly, violently, and often disproportionately.
Kayo swears this after Momoka leaves her behind by kicking a log across the ravine they were at down, so Kayo was unable to escape the invisible attacker. She somehow survived, and then shoots Momoka in the head after she killed the kitty planet survival game club members, then takes the certificate they gave to Momoka congratulating her for defeating their representative.
Rule of Cool: The actual survival game sections run on this. In fact, the narrator has to repeat that what the viewer sees isn't actually what's happening, and is really just the girls imagining themselves doing cool stuff.
Each of the first three episodes opens with Momoka warning the viewer that the show doesn't actually contain any real death or violence, only for Miou to silence her (Putting A Hand Over Her Mouth, Karate chopping her in the neck, ect.) and drag her away. And in episode 3, she simply shoots Momoka in the head.
Maya is often the first one to "die" any time a battle occurs. The other girls will usually point this out when it happens.
Schmuck Bait: Momoka fails to notice the rope that eventually ties her feet up after she loses sight of Miou, and looks at a decrepit building for clues to her whereabouts. She also inadvertently signs up for the Survival Game Club when Miou claims her name is uncommon, and asks her to write it out on a sheet of paper for her. And later Miou gives her some bread, and Momoka gets knocked out by some drugs in it. The former then carries her unconscious body to her teacher to "turn in" the form herself to join the club, and he accepts it.
Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: At the student council meeting in episode 6, several of the club leaders for other clubs announce notable things that have happened with their club. Miou then tells the student council president a list of things such as property damage and warnings from the police. When the president inquires more into said problems, Miou states that she resolved all the issues by giving away lots of money.
Secretly Wealthy: The narrator states Miou's family is rich, though she doesn't flaunt it around... too much anyway. Momoka does wonder why she called in a fleet of helicopters in episode 5 to rescue Urara after she gets stuck on a ledge on the fourth floor of the school.
Serial Escalation: The crow in episode 3. It doesn't look scared at all when Momoka fires some warning shots at it. The narrator then gives its backstory, saying it's a veteran who's survived numerous brushes in combat. The first picture is of a woman shooing it away with a broom. The next picture shows a hunting dog and hunter chasing after it. The third picture then shows it flying overhead as tanks do combat on the ground below.
Momoka's mother pulls out a rather large handgun after Momoka refuses to eat her broccoli in episode 4.
Urara breaking the toilet handle in episode 5, and then some girls innocently try to help her after hearing her scream and thinking she was hurt. She ends up sneaking out the window, but is now stuck on a very narrow ledge on the fourth floor. Momoka sees her, but only laughs, and then brings the other club members to laugh at Urara's trouble.
Shaggy Dog Story: Episode 3A. The Survival Club take a job to rid the school grounds of a hive of Japanese Hornets in exchange for increased funding. They manage to do so, but at the end of the skit, their club house gets burned down, so whatever budget they might get will likely go to repairing the clubhouse anyway.
Shaming the Mob: Miou saves Momoka from her bullying classmates in the first episode by essentially calling them out on their harassment of the latter, asking them if it made them feel good to bully her that way. She then states that Momoka is the stronger person for having endured said bullying.
Episode 5 has a blatant reference to Apocalypse Now, complete with a flight of Huey helicopters with Wagner's Flight of the Valkyries playing loudly in the background.
In episode 9, while doing a survival club game in Australia, Momoka wonders if Miou found some bandits riding repurposed vehicles akin to the ones seen in Mad Max. While Miou was hoping for that, she ends up settling for some elderly people in her neighborhood. Nevertheless, they do play homage to the film, and have an airsoft battle while simultaneously racing. A vehicle hits a helicopter as well, as seen in Live Free or Die Hard.
The last third of episode 10 is one prolonged PredatorShout-Out before ending with an additional Aliens one as well.
Episode 11 has a reference to Aliens as well, when a crab jumps onto Maya's face like a facehugger.
Shown Their Work: While the show takes liberties with portraying airsoft gun battles as real ones, they do a surprising amount of research as well, such as explaining what a ghillie suit is, and even explaining that Momoka's gun not being cocked back after she runs out of bullets is a mistake some Hollywood movies make, and was a homage to that.
Spit Take: Momoka does one when she sees Maya in a very revealing outfit in the first episode at the gun shop.
Another example is when the girls accidentally burn down their clubhouse trying to get rid of some hornets in episode 3. In the next scene, it's perfectly intact again.
At the beginning of episode 5, Miou is wearing a shrine priestess outfit, and says she's following the way of the Buddha. The scene then shows the previous day, where they receive some Training from Hell from a monk, and despite various distractions, Miou is completely focused on meditation. The monk then asks her to be the successor to the shrine due to her devotion. She says that she paid him two million to help with the paperwork and training. She then turns on the tv, and a news report shows said monk was actually a con artist who duped people out of large sums of money. Miou smashes the tv, throws off the priestess outfit, and charges outside in her combat gear, likely to pay a visit to said priest.
Streisand Effect: In-universe example during episode 5. Urara goes through great lengths to avoid letting anyone know she pooped, including shooting at several rescue helicopters Miou summoned. In the end she saves herself by punching into the wall to break her fall and then slowly climbing down, but the two girls who heard her scream earlier end up bringing her bag to her. They promise not to tell anyone, but Momoka overheard it anyway, and teases her about it for a week.
When Momoka takes a modeling gig in episode 8, she mentions that it would be bad if someone she knew saw her. Lemon Fried Chicken, the fat otaku she played against in episode 4, then shows up.
In the second half of episode 8, after Momoka complains to Maya about the crazy photographers she ran into, the latter says there's no such thing as a bad fan. She quickly changes her mind after running into a group of fan girls obsessed with her, to the point of wanting to marry her and have children together.
There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Platy uses a rocket launcher against Momoka and Miou in episode 11. Made more hilarious by the fact that it was supplied by a store merchant that Platy seems to have some connections with.
Throw the Dog a Bone: Momoka, who is usually a Jerk Ass when it comes to fighting and competitions, ends up doing something nice for the fat nerd in the arcade. Though she cheats to win the arcade shooting game by smashing his head in with her gun to knock him out so she could get more points, she agrees to take some pictures of him because he was a good sport. However, she does come to regret it afterwards when she gets home.
Tired of Running: In episode 10, as the girls slowly get picked off by an invisible attacker, Miou says she's had enough running, so makes a Last Stand in order to fight their attacker.
Title Drop: Sabagebu is the Japanese shorthanded name for the Survival Game Club.
Too Kinky to Torture: Urara falls in love with Momoka after Momoka violently kicks her ass. She seems to enjoy being overpowered and smacked around by her.
Maya receives some from Momoka to help her overcome her dislike of natto in episode 2.
The girls receive some from a zen buddhist monk in episode 5 to help them focus and be more disciplined. As a result, while they're meditating, if the monk catches them doing anything other than meditation, such as sleeping, he whacks them pretty hard with a stick. Only Miou seems to be unaffected, causing Momoka to get a little jealous at the lack of physical pain she's had to suffer. The monk also tries to distract her, but nothing they do breaks her concentration.
Momoka receives some advice on how to walk in high heels from Lemon Fried Chicken, of all people, in episode 11. He sets up a trail of dog droppings represented by strawberries, and puts a glass of water over her head, and tells her not to step on any strawberries or spill any water. Since Momoka is not used to wearing high heels, she has a lot of trouble balancing in them. When she thinks that it's too hard, she turns around to yell at him, only to find he's able to avoid the strawberries, as well as balancing several glasses of water on his head at the same time.
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: A creepy looking monster can be seen running around in the crowd when Momoka is meeting Miou and the other club members in town. No one seems to notice or care about it. It later turns out to be Kayo who says she created a ghillie suit. Momoka does point out that the color defeats the purpose of the suit it since it's red instead of green and would stand out in a field.
The student council president, Yayoi, is this to Miou as well. She hates how the latter always seems to be goofing around, but is much more popular than her, and always seems to be subverting her. For her part, Miou is simply acting the way she normally does, and keeps coming to help Yayoi out such as when the latter is continually fails to win the other survival club members over to her side.
Weapon of Choice: Each girl has a specific weapon associated to them, which they show the most affinity using:
Momoka: A Beretta M92F.
Miou: A pair of Desert Eagles.
Maya: A modified M4A1 Carbine.
Urara: A pair of Glock 26s.
Kayo: A pair of Mac-11s.
We Come in Peace — Shoot to Kill: Inverted example in episode 10. The alien survival game club congratulates Momoka when she defeats their representative during a game in the jungle. As they're talking to her, she immediately shoots them all in the head.
Momoka becomes incredibly obese in one skit during episode 4 due to eating too much. Though she does drop it, her mother makes a lot of sweets for her, and she immediately puts it back on. Her mother then confesses that she just wanted to see tubby Momoka again. Though Miou helps her lose weight via survival game training, a scene cuts to her mother making even more sweets.
In episode 10, Yammy, an idol friend of Maya's who's grown rather big, hides out in the survival club's room after hearing that Momoka also lost weight due to the training regimen she was put through. Momoka shoots Maya for suggesting that and bringing up what happened to her back in episode 4.
What the Hell, Hero?: Momoka becomes red from embarrassment at a poem she wrote while she was younger in episode 10. However, Kayo seems touched by it, and shares a poem she wrote, which consists of Gratuitous English words. As Momoka reads it, she laughs and makes fun of it, causing Kayo to "shoot her to death." Momoka also gets killed a moment later by Platy when she suggests selling it after hearing how valuable and rare it is. And in the last arc of episode 10, she abandons Kayo to the invisible attacker stalking them by kicking the log they were using to cross a ravine with, stranding Kayo behind to deal with the attacker. She somehow survived this encounter, then kills Momoka at the end for it.
Momoka feels this way about the fat otaku guy in episode 4 during their match in the light gun arcade game despite cheating to win, and even agrees to take some pictures with him in a photo booth as proof they battled. However, she does immediately regret it when she gets home.
Platy and the crab in episode 11. They have a brief fight when it turns out to still be alive, and later Platy goes through a lot of trouble, including shooting at the girls, to save its life when the girls intended to cook it. Then the crab joins them in the hotsprings, and it ends up cooking the crab due to the heated water.
Would Hurt a Child: If you think being younger than Momoka will protect you from her wrath, you'd be very wrong. See how she mercilessly guns down Roselia's companions in episode 3C.
Wounded Gazelle Gambit: The attacker in the jungle during episode 10 attempts this after he's caught in Miou and Momoka's trap. He puts on a cute face and begs forgiveness, but Momoka simply shoots him in the head.
Wrestler in All of Us: During the "stretching session" between Urara and Momoka in the second episode. It starts out as Urara doing wrestling moves on Momoka at first, then immediately turns into an actual ring with spectators and the two girls in wrestling outfits. Momoka returns the favor shortly afterwards.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Momoka has pink hair, while everyone else in the Survival Club have pastel hair colors, with Kayo possessing actual blue hair herself.