Manga: Tail Star

Long ago, in the far reaches of space, there existed a world as pure and blue as the Earth. And on this world, there lived two "Queens" with the power to control it. When the world is thrown into chaos by one of those queens, a young boy and a young girl must stand up to challenge her for the sake of protecting all that they hold dear.

Tropes found in Tail Star:

  • A-Cup Angst: On the Black Queen but it is not played for laughs at all. Its part of why she resents her counterpart so much.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Sanagi the only living tail-hunter and Mayu the future White Queen.
  • Anyone Can Die: Aside from the Elder, Sanagi, Mayu, and about a dozen others (mostly children), everyone in Ageha Village is graphically murdered about two chapters after we meet them.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The tail of serves at this for the King Tails.
  • Attack the Tail: Shooting Stars have giant tails growing from the back of their heads that serve both as weapons and weak points.
  • Big Bad: The Black Queen.
  • Badass: Many to count, but Fuji Kinzan is the most obvious example.
  • Balance Between Goodand Evil Over use of the Queens powers will slowly destroy the world as long as a white queen is not there to nullify the black queen .
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Queens.
  • Chess Motif: There's also a White Queen.
  • Crapsack World
  • Dark Is Evil: The unambiguously evil Black Queen is a completely black spider-woman hybrid.
  • Elevator Action Sequence: The Black Queen's followers enclose a large area around Ageha within a giant wall to make sure no survivors escape, but the normal people living there are given a single elevator to take to the outside. You do the math.
  • Elevator Escape: See Elevator Action Sequence
  • Ultimate Job Security : Averted as the Black Queen will order your death if you overstep your position.
  • Driven by Envy: The Black Queen.
  • Dystopia: After the surviving citizens of Ageha escape, the Black Queen causes an eternal winter.
  • Downer Beginning: The story begins with the White Queen's death.
  • Combat Tentacles / Living Weapon / Prehensile Hair: The King Tails have a tail attached to their heads that can be used like an Epic Flail or a whip. The tails are extremely hard to cut and can cause a mental breakdown if severed. ONE Star soldier killed almost everyone in Ageha, and all the tail-hunters, and it's implied he wasn't even that high a ranker.
  • Elite Mooks : There are twenty-four ranks of Shooting Star warriors working for the Black Queen, with the Comets being the highest ranking.
    • The 34 King Tail Hunters of Ageha are legendary masters able to fight on even footing with the shooting stars
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Sanagi parents are just about to do this but then they are saved.
  • In the Hood: All of the Tail Hunters.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When the group meets Meganeshu again, they are just about to attack him... but luckily they decide against it, even if it means to let the man who killed almost everyone in the village alive.
  • Lowered Monster Difficulty: After the Time Skip, both Sanagi and Torinos are seen handling tails quite easily. Justified since they went through a training from hell.
  • Mask Power / The Faceless: The Elder. Until recently. It's implied the other survivors had no idea what she looked like. The Black Queen also wears some sort of mask.
  • Meaningful Name: Ageha means butterfly; future White Queen Mayu means cocoon.
  • Night-Invulnerability: All of the comets are this, even if you harm their tails.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: ALL of the bad guys. Luckily the heroes are very tough.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Sanagi concludes this after the first Black Queen attack.
  • Unfortunate Name: The Black Queen's guards are known as The Queen's hymen.
  • The Mole: Imperial fighter Yaeha, who's also deceased tail-hunter Sam's sister.
  • Mood Whiplash: The art is incredibly cute and then Ageha Village is slaughtered.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Completely averted with Mayu.
  • One-Man Army / Person of Mass Destruction / Super Soldier: The King Tails.
  • Pretext for War: The Black Queen kills one of her own soldier with an Ageha weapon and uses the body as an excuse to wipe the whole kingdom off.
  • Sigil Spam: The Ageha (Butterfly) motif. The villagers ditch everything butterfly-related so they can hide among other refugees.
  • The Order: The Tail Hunters, and especially the King Tail Hunters. They are pretty much lost.
  • The Empire: Originally there were two kingdoms of light and dark. However after the White Queens demise the kingdom of light surrendered and were either destroyed or incorporated into the dark kingdom forming the current empire.
  • Time Skip: Chapter seventeen takes place after a five-year time skip.
  • This Means War!: The Dark Queen. Its an excuse to prevent the White Queen from being reborn.
  • Those Were Only Their Scouts: After Sanagi manages to defeat Meganeshu, hes told that he is just a normal shooting star solider... A simple pawn.
  • Training from Hell: What Fuji inflicts on all the Ageha children.
  • Weapon of Choice: Tail Hunters use small, round axes.
  • Whip Sword: Yaeha keeps a whip-like katana(s) up her very tight sleeve.
  • World of Badass: Pretty much.
  • You Have Failed Me: Do not presume to know what the Black Queen thinks!
  • Zero Approval Rating: Averted with the Black Queen. While she is ruthless, her kingdom seems to have no troubles and her servants do love her.