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* GoodWithNumbers: Saeno is a math genius, a fact that plays a large role in her story. However, her almost religious reverence for the subject led to her becoming an English teacher out of fear that she couldn't teach math to someone who didn't love it.

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* TokenAdult: Saeno is the oldest of the cast at 25 and Kasumi is implied to be college-aged. Other than them, all the girls are high school-aged or younger.


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''Seraphim Call'' is an anime series by Creator/{{Sunrise}} from 1999, with character designs by Aoi Nanase. It may be considered avant-garde in several respects. For example: it is an anthology of individual stories while most other anime is serialized. Each story takes place in the year 2010, in a futuristic city named Neo-Acropolis on an artificial island in Japan. Among the city's residents are 11 girls, each facing a different dilemma.

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''Seraphim Call'' is an a 1999 anime series by Creator/{{Sunrise}} from 1999, the studio Creator/{{Sunrise}}, with character designs by Aoi Nanase. It may be considered avant-garde in several respects. For example: it is The anime takes the form of an anthology of anthology, telling the individual stories while most other of eleven girls living in the then-future year of 2010 in the city-island of Neo-Acropolis. The anime is serialized. Each story takes place in the year 2010, in a futuristic city named Neo-Acropolis on an artificial island in Japan. Among the city's residents are 11 girls, each facing a somewhat experimental, using different dilemma.

!!Tropes that appear in ''Seraphim Call''
and sometimes unconventional storytelling techniques for each episode. For example, one episode has a fake ending, another is seen entirely from a stuffed toy's point of view, another features no other characters but the girl it's focusing on, etc.

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* SwitchingPOV: Episodes 5 and 6 are the same story (and largely the same animation), told from the perspectives of the Murasame twins. Episode 5 is from Shion's and episode 6 from Sakura's.



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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: (top row) Yukina, Kasumi, Saeno, Shion; (middle row) Kurumi, Urara, Sakura, Chinami; (bottom row) Ayaka, Tanpopo, Hatsumi]]

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* TheDutifulSon: Chinami suppresses her dreams of becoming a pastry chef and starting her own business to take care of her father, who's divorced from the mother, and her siblings. Everyone around her tries to convince her to go do what she likes, and at the end it seems like she'll do just that.


** Episode 3 "The Taste of Cake" contains references to Creator/YasujiroOzu's ''Film/AnAutumnAfternoon'', whose Japanese title actually translates into ''The Taste of Sanma''. They have similar plots, as both are about a father who believes he's holding his daughter back, and the daughter believes it's her duty to care for the father above all else.

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** Episode 3 "The Taste of Cake" contains references to Creator/YasujiroOzu's ''Film/AnAutumnAfternoon'', whose Japanese title actually translates into ''The Taste of Sanma''. They have similar plots, as both are about a father who believes he's holding his daughter back, and the daughter believes it's her duty to care for the father above all else. Scenes of the father and daughter talking are shot in a way identical to equivalent scenes in Ozu's film.


''Seraphim Call'' is an Anime series by Creator/{{Sunrise}} from 1999, with character designs by Aoi Nanase. Seraphim Call may be considered avant-garde in several respects. For example: it is an anthology of individual stories while most other anime is serialized. Each story takes place in the year 2010, in a futuristic city named Neo-Acropolis on an artificial island in Japan. Among the city's residents are 11 girls, each facing a different dilemma.

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''Seraphim Call'' is an Anime anime series by Creator/{{Sunrise}} from 1999, with character designs by Aoi Nanase. Seraphim Call It may be considered avant-garde in several respects. For example: it is an anthology of individual stories while most other anime is serialized. Each story takes place in the year 2010, in a futuristic city named Neo-Acropolis on an artificial island in Japan. Among the city's residents are 11 girls, each facing a different dilemma.


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** Episode 3 "The Taste of Cake" contains references to Creator/YasujiroOzu's ''Film/AnAutumnAfternoon'', whose Japanese title actually translates into ''The Taste of Sanma''. They have similar plots, as both are about a father who believes he's holding his daughter back, and the daughter believes it's her duty to care for the father above all else.
** In episode 11, Urara's dead father manifests as a SpiritAdvisor when she's at her lowest point, in a scene rather similar to the one in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with Simba and Mufasa.


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* ConnectedAllAlong: Each episode focuses on one of the advertised eleven girls, with no real hint that they have anything to do with each other. The last episode reveals that Urara knows Yukina, who knows Tanpopo, who knows Kurumi through a chatroom (and thinks she's a guy). Kurumi stalks Chinami, who knows Hatsumi, who knows Kasumi, who knows Saeno, who knows Ayaka, who knows the Murasame twins.


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* ShipTease: Kurumi tells Chinami that she likes her. Chinami is surprised, though she finds Kurumi cute, and later confides to Hatsumi that Kurumi's confession made her swoon.


''Seraphim Call'' is an Anime series by {{Sunrise}} from 1999, with character designs by Aoi Nanase. Seraphim Call may be considered avant-garde in several respects. For example: it is an anthology of individual stories while most other anime is serialized. Each story takes place in the year 2010, in a futuristic city named Neo-Acropolis on an artificial island in Japan. Among the city's residents are 11 girls, each facing a different dilemma.

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''Seraphim Call'' is an Anime series by {{Sunrise}} Creator/{{Sunrise}} from 1999, with character designs by Aoi Nanase. Seraphim Call may be considered avant-garde in several respects. For example: it is an anthology of individual stories while most other anime is serialized. Each story takes place in the year 2010, in a futuristic city named Neo-Acropolis on an artificial island in Japan. Among the city's residents are 11 girls, each facing a different dilemma.


* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Ayaka, who spends her money frivolously.



* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Ayaka, who spends her money frivolously.



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* TaremeEyes / TsurimeEyes: One of the only ways [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins nearly-identical twin sisters]] Shion and Sakura can be told apart.

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* TaremeEyes / TsurimeEyes: TaremeEyes: One of the only ways [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins nearly-identical twin sisters]] Shion and Sakura can be told apart.



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* BottleEpisode: The second episode takes place entirely in Tanpopo's bedroom and is all from the viewpoint of a camera in one of her stuffed animals.

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* BottleEpisode: The second episode takes place entirely in Tanpopo's bedroom and is all from the viewpoint of a [[spoiler:a camera in in]] one of her stuffed animals.

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* WhamShot: At the end of episode two, when [[spoiler: it's revealed in the final scene that the stuffed animal acting as the observer's lens through which the episode's story is told really WAS observing - it was connected to a hidden camera]].

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the first episode. After daringly riding to the rescue, miraculously overcoming her [[DoesNotLikeMen fear of talking to men]], and expertly defusing a bomb with a minute to spare - all before the halfway point of the episode - Yukina wonders aloud if it was really okay to wrap things up so nearly [[LampshadeHanging before the commercial break]].

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