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->Ohhh? I may exaggerate, but I don't draw anything false, do I?
--> ''Kogasa'', when Yamame complained one of his earlier strips tarnished her reputation.
%%From http://safebooru.donmai.us/post/show/1069957, Moonspeaker translation.

''Hang in There, Kogasa-San'' is a VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Fan WebComic story about Kogasa Tatara and Sanae Kochiya being happily married and living together. Both are famous manga artists, and the story describes their daily lives between traveling, conventions, and general tasks for work. The catch is that all the storylines are based on the life of the author, Mizuki Hitoshi, comically exaggerated.

It is published daily on {{Pixiv}}, and an English-translated and regularly updated version can be found [[https://safebooru.donmai.us/pools/2420?page=1 here]].

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!!Tropes:

* AcrophobicBird: Sadly, only the acrophobia part of the trope applies to Kogasa.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Suwako and Kanako for Sanae. Kogasa's parents are even weirder from a human perspective, but they don't anger her as much.
* AuthorAvatar: Kogasa for the maker, Sanae for his wife, and random Touhou characters for everyone else.
** There's some specific choices: [[Webcomic/TagDream Orange Jelly/Dei Shirou]] is a muscular guy with a flan pudding for a head; Yuzuna99, the maker of "Hang in there Kogasa-chan," gets an extra-cutesy Kogasa in her style; and Warugaki gets a simple Remilia, fond of wiggling.
** Sanae's parents are also, obviously, portrayed as Kanako and Suwako, while Kogasa's family...are not exactly Touhou characters.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A lot of the humor comes from Sanae getting annoyed at Kogasa, but there are also many strips that show just how much the two care for each other.
* BigEater: Kogasa.
** A later arc gave {{justification}} for this: The author is from rural [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kochi_prefecture Kochi Prefecture]], where "country folks' hospitality is the amount of their food" and "sincerity is measured in Calories."
** Yuyuko, much to Kogasa's despair, for two reasons: Her tastes are expensive, and recently she insists on the author eating as much as her, usually when he's on a diet.
** A friend of his, depicted as Mokou in comic, has an even bigger appetite than Kogasa, easily eating a jumbo-sized bowl of ramen where Kogasa could not.
* BrattyHalfPint: Remilia and arguably Flandre.
* BrickJoke: Sanae's Youmu cosplay.
* ButtMonkey: Kogasa, most of the time.
* TheCameo: [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/post/show/886408 Look at what Kogasa]] [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} is playing]]
** [[spoiler:ActionBomb: Look at the screen in the last panel of the above. Kogasa's about to be exploded by a Creeper in-game.]]
** [[PuellaMagimadokaMagica Kyubey]] is also a recurring cameo throughout the series. Usually shows up as a less-than-trustworthy convention organizer who Kogasa ends up trusting, of course, with terrible consequences.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Kogasa, who got drunk once from a ''single'' sip of beer.
* CloudCuckooLander: Changes between Kogasa and Sanae.
** The less we say about Kogasa's parents, the better.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Sanae, which provides much of the series' {{fanservice}}
* CovertPervert: Sanae. Not ''too'' covert, though.
** Sanae's mother, Suwako, also shows signs of this, like getting angry when learning Kogasa's first meeting with Sanae didn't immediately lead to "passionate love" and being curious about Kanako and Sanae's sex life.
* CrackIsCheaper: Being both an {{Otaku}} ''and'' a BigEater does a number on Kogasa's budget. {{Lampshaded}} InUniverse.
* {{Crossover}}: Between VideoGame/{{Touhou}} and several other franchises when the characters would [[RuleOfFunny better suit the situation]]. The author has incredibly diverse tastes.
* CueTheRain: Kogasa always seems to be ruining the day by making it rain somehow. It's also discussed in the Anime Boston arc, where a lack of rain at that event is questioned by a fan.
** It still rained though, didn't it?
* {{Diary}}: The story is the author's journal.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Happens more than once to Kogasa, often thanks to Sanae.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Ran is shown to be a demon behind the wheel, though ironically, (s)he was the only one exhausted after that driving trip.
* FanDisservice: Whenever Kogasa does something incredibly adorable, at least one commenter (and sometimes the author) will remind everyone else that she represents a 30-some-year-old man.
* FoodPorn: Rather frequent, given that Kogasa and Sanae are both cardinal foodies.
* TheGadfly: Many characters in the comic get at least one, mostly at the expense of Kogasa. Sanae is the most prominent, though, especially with her CovertPervert tendencies, which leave Kogasa flustered. However, Kogasa is occasionally able to do this to Sanae as well.
* GenderFlip: The writer is male (as are a few of the other characters). His AuthorAvatar is female in {{canon}} and is drawn as a female (with female underwear, etc.), and yet considered male in-story.
* HGame: Kogasa played one of these, with obvious consequences.
* HappilyMarried: Kogasa and Sanae.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Yamame is usually portrayed in-comic as Kogasa's friend and fellow artist from Osaka. She speaks in a KansaiRegionalAccent (portrayed as a Southern accent in the translations) and is [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/1072815 shown to be not that good at math]].
* LifeEmbellished: The premise of the comic.
* MadeOfIron: Kogasa.
** IronButtMonkey
* {{Meido}}: In one instance, Kogasa has to dress up as this as punishment.
* MoodWhiplash: Some of the humor comes from either Kogasa, Sanae, or a third party saying or doing something that ruins an otherwise heartwarming moment. For a more serious example, Kogasa had to leave Comiket 81 early [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/1089891 because someone she knew had died]].
* NoSenseOfDirection: Yamame.
* OtakuSurrogate: Sanae is a Gundam fan, sometimes to Kogasa's horror. (Kogasa himself is more into {{moe}}.)
* PottyEmergency:
** During one trip, Remilia demands that Kogasa stop at a service station, threatening to fill her car with "brown charisma" if she doesn't.
** On a later trip, while Kogasa and Sanae are stuck in traffic, Kogasa needs to go but unfortunately doesn't make it.
** Kogasa makes it in time in a strip from July 2014, but only because a random person is willing to let her use his home's toilet.
* RunningGag:
** Kogasa orders a meal, only to get the wrong one or nothing at all.
** Yuyuko brings Kogasa or Sanae to restaurants that are massively overpriced for the couple.
** Yamame gets lost, forgets something vital, and/or arrives late.
** Yuyuko forces Kogasa to eat a lot of food when she gets the chance.
** Sanae is unable to come along on a trip for one reason or another (usually workload).
** During [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/807537 the first "trip to America" arc]], Kogasa shows an uncanny ability to attract rain, enough to cause record-low temperatures in places.
* SequentialArtist: A certain amount of the strips are basically about the pain of being a doujinshi artist; there are poorly conducted cons that make substantial loss (q.v. the [=PMMM=] convention menttioned under ShoutOut below)[[labelnote:elaboration]]The PMMM franchise's unprecedented popularity forced the convention to extend from a one-day, single-room convention to being held in two convention rooms several blocks apart, and the con was divided into three sessions such that every participant was only allowed to have 90 minutes of time.[[/labelnote]], there've been cases where he had to attend cons that he didn't want any part of[[labelnote:elaboration]]For example, he entered a con for the urophiliac {{fetish}} only so he could attend two other cons nearby that were already full.[[/labelnote]].
* ShoutOut: An entire arc was more or less recreating ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Fitting, since the arc was about a [=PMMM=] con.
** When Kogasa meets Sanae's dad, Kanako, who asks if she and Sanae have considered marriage, Kogasa's initial (half-joking) indecision incites Kanako to charge a [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Satellite Cannon]].
** At a hotel, when Kogasa mentions to Sanae that the food is delivered by a steam train model, Sanae imagines the train from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''.
* ShowWithinAShow: Sort of. In one story arc, the characters watch episodes of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* SliceOfLife
* WeightWoe: Sanae has this. It affects Kogasa as well, as Sanae actively weight-watches her mate.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Some of the one-shot characters do this. It's unavoidable, due to the author using some of the game's rather distinctive cast members as extras.
* {{Yonkoma}}
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