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* DeathByDespair: [[spoiler:She suffered a fatal heart attack from the shock of discovering that [[FauxHorrific she had gained a single facial hair]].]]

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* DeathByDespair: [[spoiler:She suffered [[spoiler:Her death was caused by a fatal heart attack combination of things emotionally wearing her down, including a heavily strained relationship with her father and sleep-deprived overworking from her job, the shock of discovering that [[FauxHorrific she had gained second also physically wearing her down. TheLastStraw for all this accumulated stress and depression was seeing a single facial hair]].hair starting to grow, with the shock of even her body going against her wishes making her suffer a fatal heart-attack.]]


* FauxHorrific: She died of a heart attack upon seeing [[spoiler:a single strand of facial hair on her face.]]


* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because she's nice and somewhat naive doesn't mean she's a complete doormat either. In Episode 2, after getting fed up with Saki, Ai, and Junko's behavior during their performance, she doesn't hesitate to slap Tae's head out of Saki's hands and verbally rips into them [[RhymesOnADime in the form of a rap]]. In Episode 10, Sakura finally loses her patience with Kotaro's insane ideas and lashes out on him after her encounter with a wild boar in the snowy outdoors and then towards her group mates for seemingly goofing off. Then in Episodes 11 and 12, [[spoiler:after she regains her pre-mortem memories at the expense of her post-mortem ones, her depression makes her so moody that she snaps at Lily and Tae for trying to help her when she just wants them to leave her be.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because she's nice and somewhat naive doesn't mean she's a complete doormat either.doormat. In Episode 2, after getting fed up with Saki, Ai, and Junko's behavior during their performance, she doesn't hesitate to slap Tae's head out of Saki's hands and verbally rips into them [[RhymesOnADime in the form of a rap]]. In Episode 10, Sakura finally loses her patience with Kotaro's insane ideas and lashes out on him after her encounter with a wild boar in the snowy outdoors and then towards her group mates for seemingly goofing off. Then in Episodes 11 and 12, [[spoiler:after she regains her pre-mortem memories at the expense of her post-mortem ones, her depression makes her so moody that she snaps at Lily and Tae for trying to help her when she just wants them to leave her be.]]



** Less literally, when she gets focused on a goal she forgets to pace herself and loses track of her surroundings. Her impatience in Episode 10 develops due to wanting to regain her memories, causing her to rush through practice and conflict with the rest of Franchouchou when [[StealthMentor Kotaro]] sends them to the mountain to clear their heads. [[spoiler:Her reminiscing about her life in the next episode reveals that she'd stay up late practicing, both for the school play and for the relay team, only for [[RealityEnsues the health consequences of going weeks without enough sleep]] to invalidate her efforts.]]

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** Less literally, when she gets focused on a goal she forgets to pace herself and loses track of her surroundings.surroundings, including the others' efforts. Her impatience in Episode 10 develops due to wanting to regain her memories, causing her to rush through practice and conflict with the rest of Franchouchou when [[StealthMentor Kotaro]] sends them to the mountain to clear their heads. [[spoiler:Her reminiscing about her life in the next episode reveals that she'd stay up late practicing, both for the school play and for the relay team, only for [[RealityEnsues the health consequences of going weeks without enough sleep]] to invalidate her efforts.]]



* JerkassBall: From Episodes 10 to 12, Sakura becomes more selfish, irritable and impatient compared to her usual self. In Episode 10 she's so determined to continue practicing as a way to regain her memories, she falls out-of-sync with the rest of the group. Then zigzagged in the last two episodes, when [[spoiler:her pre-mortem memories of hardship and failure return at the expense of losing her post-mortem ones of success, causing her to become such a pessimistic shadow of her former self that not only does she refuse to participate in further practice sessions, but even lashes out at the other girls when they're simply trying to reach out to her.]]. On both incidents she apologizes in the end, when she realizes that the group isn't just goofing off during their mountain trip, and [[spoiler:after regaining her post-mortem memories.]]

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* JerkassBall: From Episodes 10 to 12, Sakura becomes more selfish, irritable and impatient compared to her usual (zombie) self. In Episode 10 she's 10, she unknowingly slips back into old habits and becomes so determined to continue practicing as a way to regain her memories, she falls out-of-sync with the rest of the group.group and thinks she's not at fault. Then zigzagged in the last two episodes, when [[spoiler:her pre-mortem memories of hardship and failure return at the expense of losing her post-mortem ones of success, causing her to become such a pessimistic shadow of her former self that not only does she refuse to participate in further practice sessions, but even lashes out at the other girls when they're simply trying to reach out to her.]]. On both incidents she apologizes in the end, when she realizes that the group isn't just goofing off during their mountain trip, and [[spoiler:after regaining her post-mortem memories.]]


!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese)

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!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese)(Japanese), R. Bruce Elliot (English)


* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: She shares her name with a real-life courtesan from the 17th century, who was in turn named after a character from ''Genji Monogatari''.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: She shares her name with a real-life courtesan from the 17th century, who was in turn named after a character from ''Genji Monogatari''.''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji''.


* ChewingTheScenery: Everything this guy says and does is over-the-top dramatic.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's strange enough to assemble an idol group of the undead with girls from different eras and keep dried squid in his front pocket at all times. Even that aside, his speaking patterns are very bizarre to say the least.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Everything Pretty much ''everything'' this guy says and does is over-the-top dramatic.
dramatic, which makes it all the more impactful when he's truly serious.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's strange enough to assemble an idol group of the undead undead, formed with girls from different eras eras. and keep dried squid in his front pocket at all times. Even that aside, his speaking patterns are very bizarre to say the least.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As goofy as he is, he's managed to save Sakura from Policeman A twice by knocking said character out. He also kicked down a door that Junko had barricaded.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As goofy as he is, he's managed to save Sakura from Policeman A twice by knocking said character out. He also [[BarrierBustingBlow kicked down a door door]] that Junko had barricaded.



* FantasticRacism: He has no qualms about rubbing it in that the girls are now undead reanimated corpses, provides no counselling over the shock that they should be experiencing, and is an all-round MeanBoss who believes mistreating them and overworking them is acceptable given they are zombies.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Because of how [[MeanBoss he usually]] [[{{Jerkass}} treats them]] combined with him keeping them in the dark about their circumstances, it's no surprise that none of the zombie girls like him. The fact that the girls were all anticipating him falling over and getting soaked in mud in Episode 5 only to be disappointed when he didn't says a lot about their relationship with him.
* GiverOfLameNames: According to the girls, who deem Death Musume and Green Face to be awful names for an idol group, so they choose Franchouchou without any input from him. Nonetheless, he decides to let them keep the name.
* GratuitousEnglish: He loves spouting random phrases in English.

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* FantasticRacism: He has no qualms about rubbing it in that the girls are now undead reanimated corpses, provides no counselling little help over the shock that they should be experiencing, and is an all-round MeanBoss who believes mistreating them and overworking them is acceptable given they are zombies.
zombies. However, for the most part this is simply part of his MeanBoss behavior, and beneath ''that'' shows signs of genuine care toward them.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Because of how [[MeanBoss he usually]] [[{{Jerkass}} treats them]] combined with him keeping them in the dark about their circumstances, it's no surprise that none of the zombie girls like him. The fact that the girls were all anticipating liked him falling over and getting soaked in mud in Episode 5 only at first. Later, they simply know better than to be disappointed when he didn't says a lot about take his ramblings personally, but even then their relationship with him.
is professional-only.
* GiverOfLameNames: According to the girls, who deem deemed Death Musume and Green Face to be awful names for an idol group, so they choose Franchouchou without any input from him. Nonetheless, he decides to let them keep the name.
* GratuitousEnglish: He loves spouting random phrases in English.English in the sub.



* ObfuscatingInsanity: At least a little, and possibly a lot. He repeatedly refuses to deal with potentially serious issues, and when he ''does'' step in, his advice is often unhelpful or counterproductive. All the same things normally work out due to the girls' hard work, and it's notable that when they don't, he will drop all his normal silliness and move to sort it out himself with a competence he doesn't normally display. Several times the girls have assumed they've pulled the wool over his eyes (Junko and Ai running away, and them using the computer while he was in the bath) and it's been revealed he was aware of their actions the whole time.

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* ObfuscatingInsanity: At least a little, and possibly a lot. He repeatedly refuses to deal with potentially serious issues, and when he ''does'' step in, his advice is often unhelpful or counterproductive. All the same same, things normally work out due to the girls' hard work, and it's notable that when they don't, he will drop all his normal silliness and move to sort it out himself with a competence he doesn't normally display. Several times the girls have assumed they've pulled the wool over his eyes (Junko and Ai running away, and them using the computer while he was in the bath) and it's been revealed he was aware of their actions the whole time.



* ToughLove: It's later suggested that many of his eccentric and more {{jerkass}} actions towards the girls are done out of a desire to help them learn and grow independently.

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* ToughLove: It's later suggested that many of his eccentric and more {{jerkass}} {{Jerkass}} actions towards the girls are done out of a desire to help them learn and grow independently.



* VagueAge: [[spoiler:Assuming he isn't immortal, or been zombified since, his age should be around 26-27 as he was Sakura's classmate.]]

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* VagueAge: [[spoiler:Assuming he isn't immortal, or had been zombified since, his age should be around 26-27 as he was Sakura's classmate.]]

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* TokenWholesome: She's the only member of the group who has never been shown off in any way that can even slightly be construed as fanservicey, with even the merchandise involving the girls in swimsuits having her wear a very conservatively designed one with swimming trunks. A good part of this is because, as the youngest of them at twelve, putting her in fanservice situations would be inappropriate. [[spoiler:But there's also how, as a pre-op trans-girl, wearing skimpy or form-fitting outfits like the other girls might expose the fact she still has a "male member", which would spoil the reveal in episode 8.]]

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* ImmortalityHurts: In a way their state of undeath is a form of immortality, since they don't age anymore and can't be permanently re-killed. That said, while they can't die again, they still feel pain, so experiencing things that would kill normal people (and in fact were the causes of death for quite a few of them) still hurts like hell.

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* WalkingSpoiler: As the amount of white text demonstrates, his existence reveals there's a ''much'' deeper story to the series setting than what one may think.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Was considered to be a pioneer of the idol genre.


* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A in her idol uniform.



* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade A in her practice clothes.


* LivingForeverIsAwesome: While it takes them time to adjust to their status as zombies, none of them are particularly upset about the idea that it makes them both ageless and immortal. Lily in particular is happy with it, as it means she can stay a cute girl forever [[spoiler: and never worry about developing a body that conflicts with her gender identity.]]



* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Aside from having much more detailed, grim apperances when shown from other characters' perspective, when in zombie-mode all of the girls have flatlly colored hair in contrast to living characters who are drawn with very shiny hair.

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Aside from having much more detailed, grim apperances when shown from other characters' perspective, when in zombie-mode all of the girls have flatlly flatly colored hair in contrast to living characters who are drawn with very shiny hair.


* HumbleHero: Despite the success Franchouchou achieved following their [[IncrediblyLamePun electrifying]] performance at Saga Rock, Sakura remains down-to-earth and does not let the fame get into her head, much to Kotaro's annoyance.

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* HumbleHero: Despite the success Franchouchou achieved following their [[IncrediblyLamePun electrifying]] electrifying performance at Saga Rock, Sakura remains down-to-earth and does not let the fame get into her head, much to Kotaro's annoyance.



** The legendary idol whose career (and life) ended due to an electrical storm, had her career as a zombie [[LamePun jump-started]] by yet another electrical storm.

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** The legendary idol whose career (and life) ended due to an electrical storm, had her career as a zombie [[LamePun jump-started]] jump-started by yet another electrical storm.

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* BiteOfAffection: While she starts out simply biting anything she can get her mouth on out of mindless-zombie habit, as her intelligence grows she starts biting things more rarely and intentionally. One reason for doing so is out of happiness and affection, such as her happily nibbling on Sakura's head after she [[spoiler:gets her memories in the Season 1 finale back after performing a successful big performance]].


* TookALevelInKindess: Saki is much nicer after being roasted by Sakura in the rap battle.

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* TookALevelInKindess: TookALevelInKindness: Saki is much nicer after being roasted by Sakura in the rap battle.

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