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The anime [[AdaptationDeviation differs greatly from the manga]], in the way certain characters are portrayed and by substituting filler arcs in place of some of the manga's key story events:

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The anime [[AdaptationDeviation differs greatly from the manga]], in the way certain characters are portrayed and by substituting filler arcs episodes in place of some most of the manga's key story events:arcs:


[[AC: Atsuma]]
* '''Manga:''' While it's initially implied that she was killed at the end of her duel with Tesshin, he later explains that Atsuma was already dying at the time of their fight. It was [[HeroicRROD the long-term effects of using her Blood Pointer]] that actually killed her.
* '''Anime:''' The man she's seen fighting during the flashback in episode 12 isn't Tesshin and it's all but stated that Atsuma was beaten to death. Whereas the manga shows she survived the match and died sometime afterward[[note]]as in days, or possibly even weeks later[[/note]].



* '''Manga:''' She's the series most plot relevant character, complete with her own character arc[[note]]starting from the end of chapter 33 and concludes by the start of chapter 60[[/note]] and she's Usui's love interest.
* '''Anime:''' She has no plot relevancy and her past is never revealed. Instead, [[DemotedToExtra she's reduced to being another member of Takeru's harem.]]

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*'''Manga''': She's the series most plot relevant character and is given her own character arc between chapters 33 - 60, which reveals her ancestry and her relation to Yamato Takeru. The manga also casts her as Usui's love interest, though it remains to be seen [[WillTheyOrWontThey if she'll reciprocate]] his feelings.
*'''Anime''': Her past, her relation to Yamato, ''and'' her Maken [[AdaptedOut are never revealed.]] Instead, she's reduced to a supporting role as a member of Takeru Oyama's harem.

[[AC: Inaho]]
*'''Manga''': In chapter 60, she admits that she never actually made a marriage promise to Takeru. It was an assumption, on her part, because she misinterpreted his vow to protect her.
*'''Anime''': It's changed so he explicitly said he'd marry her when they were old enough. But, unlike the manga, the issue is never revisited and is [[LeftHanging left unresolved.]]

[[AC: Atsuma]]
* '''Manga:''' She's the series most plot relevant character, complete with her own character arc[[note]]starting from While it's initially implied that she was killed at the end of chapter 33 and concludes by her duel with Tesshin, he later explains that Atsuma was already dying at the start time of chapter 60[[/note]] and she's Usui's love interest.
their fight. It was [[HeroicRROD the long-term effects of using her Blood Pointer]] that actually killed her.
* '''Anime:''' She has no plot relevancy and her past is never revealed. Instead, [[DemotedToExtra The man she's reduced seen fighting during the flashback in episode 12 isn't Tesshin and it's all but stated that Atsuma was beaten to being another member of Takeru's harem.]]
death. Whereas the manga shows she survived the match and died sometime afterward[[note]]as in days, or possibly even weeks later[[/note]].


* '''Manga:''' Her heart is set firmly on Haruko which doesn't change until chapter 83, after being made to realize how hopelessly she was outmatched by the Shihigami. It leaves her feeling she'd only be in the way, so she acquiesces to Takeru and asks him to protect Haruko [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy in her stead.]]

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* '''Manga:''' Her heart is set firmly on Haruko which doesn't change until chapter 83, after being made to realize how hopelessly she was outmatched by the Shihigami.Shishigami. It leaves her feeling she'd only be in the way, so she acquiesces to Takeru and asks him to protect Haruko [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy in her stead.]]


* '''Manga:''' Her heart (and her lady bits) are set firmly on Haruko.
* '''Anime:''' During season 2, she comes to accept that Haruko is in love with Takeru and gives up trying to pursue her.

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* '''Manga:''' Her heart (and her lady bits) are is set firmly on Haruko.
Haruko which doesn't change until chapter 83, after being made to realize how hopelessly she was outmatched by the Shihigami. It leaves her feeling she'd only be in the way, so she acquiesces to Takeru and asks him to protect Haruko [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy in her stead.]]
* '''Anime:''' During season 2, she comes Takaki gives Uruchi [[SecretTestOfCharacter an assignment to accept that observe Haruko]] for a day without being seen. It ends with Uruchi giving up on pursuing Haruko is in love with Takeru and gives up trying to pursue her.
after seeing that she only had eyes for Takeru.



* '''Manga:''' Though they are support characters, they still play a major role because of their association with Akaya and help him to investigate Kamigari. Which makes them integral to the plot.

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* '''Manga:''' Though they are they're support characters, they still play a major role because of their association with Akaya and help him to investigate Kamigari. Which makes them integral to They later aid in the plot.defense of Tenbi Academy when Yamato leads a surprise attack against the school in chapters 83-97. During which, Yan-Min and Demitra defeat several high-ranking members of the Shishigami.


* '''Manga:''' She drives the plot, complete with her own character arc[[note]]starting from the end of chapter 33 and concludes by the start of chapter 60[[/note]] and she's Usui's love interest.

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* '''Manga:''' She drives She's the plot, series most plot relevant character, complete with her own character arc[[note]]starting from the end of chapter 33 and concludes by the start of chapter 60[[/note]] and she's Usui's love interest.


* '''Manga:''' The match between Azuki and Kinua is held in the auditorium, during the school's annual introduction ceremony. Minori halts the match just before Azuki would've struck the final blow is struck and declares her the winner.
* '''Anime:''' The fight starts and finishes in the school's courtyard, before the introduction ceremony. Minori doesn't see the outcome and has to ask who won. Azuki replies that the answer should've been obvious.

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* '''Manga:''' *'''Manga:''' The match between Azuki and Kinua is held in the auditorium, during the school's annual introduction ceremony. Minori halts the match just before Azuki would've struck the final blow is struck and declares her the winner.
* '''Anime:''' *'''Anime:''' The fight starts and finishes in the school's courtyard, before the introduction ceremony. Minori doesn't see the outcome and has to ask who won. Azuki replies that the answer should've been obvious.

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[[AC: Chapter 1]]
*'''Manga:''' The match between Azuki and Kinua is held in the auditorium, during the school's annual introduction ceremony. Minori halts the match just before Azuki would've struck the final blow is struck and declares her the winner.
*'''Anime:''' The fight starts and finishes in the school's courtyard, before the introduction ceremony. Minori doesn't see the outcome and has to ask who won. Azuki replies that the answer should've been obvious.


The anime differs from the manga, in the way certain characters are portrayed and by substituting filler arcs in place of some of the manga's key story events:

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The anime [[AdaptationDeviation differs greatly from the manga, manga]], in the way certain characters are portrayed and by substituting filler arcs in place of some of the manga's key story events:

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[[AC: Ouken Yamato]]
*'''Manga:''' He's the head of Kamigari and the series' main antagonist until his death, which finally allowed Takeru Yamato's spirit to assert control of his body.
*'''Anime:''' You'll never see him. All he gets, is a brief mention.


** It ends with Haruko kissing Takeru on the cheek to change him back, once the other girls are gone. Though {{the stinger}} reveals Usui had also been affected by Celia's Inversion and is still a girl[[note]]The manga version ends with the girls finding Takeru and Usui the next morning, after the Inversion has worn off. Since they were all drunk the night before, they're shocked to see them still wearing the bras and panties Celia had given them[[/note]].

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** It ends with Haruko kissing Takeru on the cheek to change him back, once the other girls are gone. Though {{the stinger}} reveals Usui had also been affected by Celia's Inversion and is still a girl[[note]]The manga version ends with the girls finding Takeru and Usui the next morning, after the Inversion has worn off. Since they were all drunk the night before, they're shocked to see them still wearing the bras and panties Celia had given them[[/note]].them[[/note]].
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* '''Manga:''' Minori begins training him during the Okino Island chapters (28-30) and in chapter 53, Himegami reveals that Takeru's Blood Pointer ability is proof that he's [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c053/6.html distantly related to her father and brother]], who also possessed it.

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* '''Manga:''' Minori begins training him during the Okino Island chapters (28-30) and in chapter 53, Himegami reveals that Takeru's Blood Pointer ability is proof that he's [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c053/6.html distantly related to her father and brother]], brother, who also possessed it.



* '''Manga:''' She drives the plot, complete with her own character arc[[note]]starting from the [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/33/25/ end of chapter 33]] and concludes by the start of [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/60/8/ chapter 60]][[/note]] and she's Usui's love interest.

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* '''Manga:''' She drives the plot, complete with her own character arc[[note]]starting from the [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/33/25/ end of chapter 33]] 33 and concludes by the start of [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/60/8/ chapter 60]][[/note]] 60[[/note]] and she's Usui's love interest.



* '''Manga:''' Though they're support characters, they still play a major role because of their association with Akaya and help him to investigate Kamigari. Which makies them integral to the plot.

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* '''Manga:''' Though they're they are support characters, they still play a major role because of their association with Akaya and help him to investigate Kamigari. Which makies makes them integral to the plot.



* In the anime, the scene where Takaki tells Aki about Haruko's 'sleeping habit' differs from the manga, by implying Haruko may have had sex with her in her sleep. She makes [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c029/8.html no such implication]] in the manga.

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* In the anime, the scene where Takaki tells Aki about Haruko's 'sleeping habit' differs from the manga, by implying Haruko may have had sex with her in her sleep. She makes [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c029/8.html no such implication]] implication in the manga.



** Celia uses Inversion on Takeru in a fit of jealousy, after catching him on the couch with Ms. Aki[[note]]This scene is the biggest change from the manga version. Celia changed Takeru and Usui into girls [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/11.html for fun]], after they drunkenly barged in on the girls' private get-together at the beach house. And Aki was with Minori, meaning, there was no such scene on the couch[[/note]].
** When Takeru regains consciousness and realizes he's been turned into a girl, he's shocked[[note]]In the manga, Takeru [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/12.html happily embraces the opportunity]] and throws "herself" at Haruko and Takaki, without a moment's pause[[/note]].

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** Celia uses Inversion on Takeru in a fit of jealousy, after catching him on the couch with Ms. Aki[[note]]This scene is the biggest change from the manga version. Celia changed Takeru and Usui into girls [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/11.html for fun]], fun, after they drunkenly barged in on the girls' private get-together at the beach house. And Aki was with Minori, meaning, there was no such scene on the couch[[/note]].
** When Takeru regains consciousness and realizes he's been turned into a girl, he's shocked[[note]]In the manga, Takeru [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/12.html happily embraces the opportunity]] opportunity and throws "herself" at Haruko and Takaki, without a moment's pause[[/note]].



** Scene where Haruko wakes up and finds girl-Takeru sleeping facedown between her legs, changed so Haruko shoves her away when Takeru wakes up and tries to suck her breast[[note]]In the manga's version of the scene, Haruko [[HowWeGotHere finally remembers]] the other girl is Takeru, and that he had fallen asleep between her legs after molesting her. So she [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/14.html summons Murakumo]] and uses Kusanagi to blast Takeru through the cabin wall and into the forest[[/note]].
** Celia tells Takeru he has to kiss a girl to undo the Inversion's effect[[note]]This contradicts the manga, since Celia plainly said [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c049/7.html the effect wears off on its own, after 30min.]][[/note]].

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** Scene where Haruko wakes up and finds girl-Takeru sleeping facedown between her legs, changed so Haruko shoves her away when Takeru wakes up and tries to suck her breast[[note]]In the manga's version of the scene, Haruko [[HowWeGotHere finally remembers]] the other girl is Takeru, and that he had fallen asleep between her legs after molesting her. So she [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/14.html summons Murakumo]] Murakumo and uses Kusanagi to blast Takeru through the cabin wall and into the forest[[/note]].
** Celia tells Takeru he has to kiss a girl to undo the Inversion's effect[[note]]This contradicts the manga, since Celia plainly said [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c049/7.html the effect wears off on its own, after 30min.]][[/note]].30 minutes.[[/note]].



** It ends with Haruko kissing Takeru on the cheek to change him back, once the other girls are gone. Though {{the stinger}} reveals Usui had also been affected by Celia's Inversion and is still a girl[[note]]The manga version ends with the girls finding Takeru and Usui the next morning, after the Inversion has worn off. Since they were all drunk the night before, they're shocked to see them [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/16.html still wearing the bras and panties Celia had given them]][[/note]].

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** It ends with Haruko kissing Takeru on the cheek to change him back, once the other girls are gone. Though {{the stinger}} reveals Usui had also been affected by Celia's Inversion and is still a girl[[note]]The manga version ends with the girls finding Takeru and Usui the next morning, after the Inversion has worn off. Since they were all drunk the night before, they're shocked to see them [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c037/16.html still wearing the bras and panties Celia had given them]][[/note]].them[[/note]].

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[[AC: The Venus Unit]]
*'''Manga:''' Though they're support characters, they still play a major role because of their association with Akaya and help him to investigate Kamigari. Which makies them integral to the plot.
*'''Anime:''' You only see them for 4 episodes in season one and their plot relevancy is minimal. After the climax of episode 12, [[PutOnABus you never see them again.]]


[[AC: Chapter 37]]

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[[AC: Chapter 37]]28/Episode 13]]
*In the anime, the scene where Takaki tells Aki about Haruko's 'sleeping habit' differs from the manga, by implying Haruko may have had sex with her in her sleep. She makes [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c029/8.html no such implication]] in the manga.

[[AC: Chapter 37/OVA 2]]


* '''Anime:''' The man she's seen fighting during the flashback in episode 12 isn't Tesshin and it's all but stated that Atsuma was beaten to death. Whereas the manga shows she survived the match and died sometime afterward.

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* '''Anime:''' The man she's seen fighting during the flashback in episode 12 isn't Tesshin and it's all but stated that Atsuma was beaten to death. Whereas the manga shows she survived the match and died sometime afterward.
afterward[[note]]as in days, or possibly even weeks later[[/note]].



* '''Manga:''' She became a lesbian after suffering a traumatic event that left her androphobic.
* '''Anime:''' Her phobia is {{downplayed}} to the point of being [[InformedAttribute almost nonexistent]], to have her instantly become smitten with Akaya. It's only referenced indirectly during episode 9 (season 2), in which Yuuka sets her up on a date with Azuki[[note]]who Takaki had [[ItMakesSenseInContext mistaken for a boy]][[/note]] to try to help Takaki face her fear.

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* '''Manga:''' She became a lesbian after suffering a traumatic event that left her androphobic.
androphobic. It's also implied that she and Yuuka may be [[HideYourLesbians 'more than friends'.]]
* '''Anime:''' Her phobia is {{downplayed}} to the point of being [[InformedAttribute almost nonexistent]], to have her instantly become smitten with Akaya. It's only referenced indirectly during episode 9 (season 2), in which The anime also does away with most of [[HomoeroticSubtext the subtext]] between her and Yuuka. Going so far as to have Yuuka sets set her up on a date with Azuki[[note]]who Takaki had [[ItMakesSenseInContext mistaken for a boy]][[/note]] to try to help Takaki face her fear.
fear (episode 9, season 2).



* '''Manga:''' Her heart (and her loins) are set firmly on Haruko.

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* '''Manga:''' Her heart (and her loins) lady bits) are set firmly on Haruko.


* '''Anime:''' Her phobia is {{downplayed}} to the point of being [[InformedAttribute almost nonexistent]], to have her instantly become smitten with Akaya. It's only referenced indirectly during episode 10 (season 2), in which Yuuka sets her up on a date with Azuki[[note]]who Takaki had [[ItMakesSenseInContext mistaken for a boy]][[/note]] to try to help Takaki face her fear.

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* '''Anime:''' Her phobia is {{downplayed}} to the point of being [[InformedAttribute almost nonexistent]], to have her instantly become smitten with Akaya. It's only referenced indirectly during episode 10 9 (season 2), in which Yuuka sets her up on a date with Azuki[[note]]who Takaki had [[ItMakesSenseInContext mistaken for a boy]][[/note]] to try to help Takaki face her fear.

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