Urushiba Rinka is having a strange day.She was an ordinary girl with an ordinary life, until a flying penguin and a swarm of glowing fish swimming though the air changed everything. Rinka soon finds that she is involuntarilymoving through things, walls, the floor of her apartment... and her clothes.And she is not the only one who changed. A strange boy name Kyoutaro Azuma can teleport, her father can move things with his mind... and any number of petty criminals are using ESP to run wild.Azuma is using his abilities to become a superhero, albeit with mixed success, and he wants Rinka to join him...From the Author of Ga-Rei.A character sheet is in the works.
This series provides examples of:
Action Girl: Even before gaining her powers Rinka was capable of man handling multiple thugs.
Affectionate Parody: Azuma is something of a send up of any one who ever wanted to be a comic book super hero.
But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Heroic inversion. Rinka saved Azuma from thugs six months before the story began and then promptly forgot about it.
Changing of the Guard: Part 2 has the new heroes, Zeusu & Jun, along with Ayumu taking the main roles while Rinka, Azuma, and the others either taking a secondary role or being absent for the time being.
Charm Person: One of the Espers in Part possess this ability.
Clark Kenting: Averted. Azuma uses a mask to conceal his face and Rinka tries to keep hers hidden.
Cloudcuckoo Lander: Azuma, so much. When he thinks he's about to die, he's mostly just annoyed that he won't be able to teleport any more.
Combo Platter Powers: Mostly averted (for example Rinka, her dad, and Black Fist's both of them strength and speed come from years of training) except for power-nullifiers Peggy (flight (and possibly super strength given the number of people he can fly with)) and Ren (ice powers).
Dark Is Not Evil: Azuma dear, even if this trope is in full effect that costume of yours is not going to inspire trust.
Deconstruction / Reconstruction: Starts out as an about normal story about super heroes and personal heroism, then heads deep into deconstruction territory, and is coming back around to a reconstruction.
Despair Event Horizon: The Professor crossed it when he realized exactly how powerful his enemies were (see below).
Dowsing Device: One of Minami's allies has one that allows her to detect ESPers.
Driven to Suicide: The man who helped arrange the murder of Minami and Azuma's parents and their associates was later seen slicing his throat in the middle of a busy Tokyo street. Whether it was intimidation or ESP powers, it made Minami's dad realize just how powerful whoever killed his wife and friends are.
How Do I Shot Web?: Used realistically. All of the ESPers have trouble controlling their powers at first, but the main characters experiment and practice with them until they get the hang of it. Though not knowing that she can't phase through organic matter does turn out to be a problem.
Missing Mom: Rinka’s missing her mother. Her father claims that she’s working overseas.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The bad guys want to beat Rinka and Azuma's ideals out of them. And when the esper task force starts arresting people, they're able to find Rinka and her friends very quickly because everyone already knew who they were—again, because they were helping people.
Police Are Useless: Azuma certainly thinks so. "Only ESP can stop ESP." Their task force for hunting down espers is the overly brutal and possibly evil variant.
Played Straight later on. The SDF got shot down by a couple of flying and teleportation espers and the only reason the rescue team worked for retaking the Diet Building was because of the 5-6 espers on their side...and Rinka
Power Incontinence: Until an esper adjusts to their power, they suffer from this whenever they are awake. The esper prison exploits this weakness by keeping especially dangerous espers asleep at all times.
Playing with Fire: A particularly vicious member of the Esper yakuzas and Minami's mother; both of them lose their powers via Peggy's glowfish-eating shark and getting killed, respectively.
Reality Ensues: Azuma and Rinka Catch Black Fist, and the police lament that they don’t have any evidence besides the word of a guy in a crow mask. One of the problems present is that there are no laws against ESP until the Wham Episode in chapter 18.
The superpowered Yakuza Rinka beat up? They burn down her apartment building in front of her without a backward glance.
Super Registration Act: The government spends the summer break trying to decide whether to enact esper-specific laws and round up all the ones they can find. Considering that under the current laws, they can't even arrest pyrokinetics for arson, you can understand where they might be coming from. They decide to go through with it, revealing that they have a blood test for identifying espers and an underground prison dedicated to holding them. They don't seem to care that the actual bad guys are too powerful and too organized to get caught.
After the Time Skip they have ESP Police and require Esper's wear a bracelet marking them as such, also placing them in specific schools.
Training from Hell: Over the summer break, Rinka and the others train with her father's old master to make up for their utter defeat at the hands of the Professor and his minions.
Übermensch: A depressing number of ESPers decide to go this route.
What Could Have Been: Segawa started brainstorming the idea while finishing up Ga-Rei, according to omakes, one of the ideas involved a Matrix-style hero who had the power to leap across buildings and blow holes into concrete... using farts. Ultimate move: explosive fart!Tragic Backstory: farted in bed and accidentally killed his wife!His editorimmediately vetoed it. Same thing happened with the editor when Segawa started a suggestion to have a female protagonist, only more fearsome and doesn't rely on a male protagonist.