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''Wayward'' is a 30-issue comicbook series written by Jim Zub, drawn by Steve Cummings and published by Creator/ImageComics. Also possibly the closest thing you can read to ''Japanese schoolchildren fight monsters'' outside of manga. The main protagonist is Rori Lane, a troubled teenager from mixed background who is just moved from her dad in Ireland to her mom in Japan... and things get weird from there.

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''Wayward'' is a 30-issue comicbook series written by Jim Zub, drawn by Steve Cummings and published by Creator/ImageComics. [[{{Animesque}} Also possibly the closest thing you can read read]] to ''Japanese schoolchildren fight monsters'' outside of manga. The main protagonist is Rori Lane, a troubled teenager from mixed background who is just moved from her dad in Ireland to her mom in Japan... and things get weird from there.


* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Ayane apparently dies in Issue #20 while telling Rori that she was happy to know her.]]


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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: [[spoiler:Ayane apparently dies in Issue #20 while telling Rori that she was happy to know her.]]


'''Wayward''' is a 30-issue comicbook series written by Jim Zub, drawn by Steve Cummings and published by Creator/ImageComics. Also possibly the closest thing you can read to ''Japanese schoolchildren fight monsters'' outside of manga. The main protagonist is Rori Lane, a troubled teenager from mixed background who is just moved from her dad in Ireland to her mom in Japan... and things get weird from there.

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'''Wayward''' ''Wayward'' is a 30-issue comicbook series written by Jim Zub, drawn by Steve Cummings and published by Creator/ImageComics. Also possibly the closest thing you can read to ''Japanese schoolchildren fight monsters'' outside of manga. The main protagonist is Rori Lane, a troubled teenager from mixed background who is just moved from her dad in Ireland to her mom in Japan... and things get weird from there.


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nurarihyon is the closest the series has to one. His ideals could've qualified him for a position as the BigGood if it wasn't for his morally objectionable methods.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nurarihyon is the closest the series has to one. His ideals could've qualified him for a position as the BigGood if it wasn't for his morally objectionable methods.[[spoiler:Nurarihyon.]]



* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Nurarihyon]] is willing to go to pretty extreme lengths to maintain order for the sake of the future--as long as HE rules.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Nurarihyon]] is willing to go to pretty extreme lengths to maintain order for the sake of the future.


'''Wayward''' is a comicbook series written by Jim Zub, drawn by Steve Cummings and published by Creator/ImageComics. Also possibly the closest thing you can read to ''Japanese schoolchildren fight monsters'' outside of manga. The main protagonist is Rori Lane, a troubled teenager from mixed background who is just moved from her dad in Ireland to her mom in Japan... and things get weird from there.

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'''Wayward''' is a 30-issue comicbook series written by Jim Zub, drawn by Steve Cummings and published by Creator/ImageComics. Also possibly the closest thing you can read to ''Japanese schoolchildren fight monsters'' outside of manga. The main protagonist is Rori Lane, a troubled teenager from mixed background who is just moved from her dad in Ireland to her mom in Japan... and things get weird from there.


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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The plans of the Youkai are foiled and new myths can be born into the world now that Rori has freed it from fate. However, Inaba, Shirai, and Rori herself are killed in the process, countless people are dead, and no one is sure what the future will bring.]]


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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Nuraihyon kills himself once Rori destroys the Weave, robbing him any chance of success and getting rid of the old ways for good. Though he does note that while he didn't win, neither did the kids.]]


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** Inaba and Rori [[spoiler:do so as well in the final issue to bring things to a close.]]


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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Inaba gets skewed by several of her own kind of Youkai as a betrayer in the final issue while buying time for the others to escape, killing her.]]


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* ViciousCycle: [[spoiler:Once Rori enters the weave she sees that history will constantly repeat itself if she used its power to try and get rid of the old ways to replace it with her own desires. She opts instead to get rid of any way of controlling the weave instead.]]


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* WalkingTheEarth: [[spoiler:Ayane decides to do this at the end of the series, to find the new myths Rori put out into the world. Though she makes it clear she can come back if they find a cat and call for her.]]


* AGodAmI: Rori declares herself and her allies the new gods of japan [[spoiler:while being possessed]].

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* AGodAmI: Rori declares herself and her allies the new gods of japan Japan [[spoiler:while being possessed]].



* TheGrimReaper: The sluagh, who come for Ayane. Rori has to incarnate them so they can fight them off, but doing so marks the group.

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* TheGrimReaper: The sluagh, Sluagh, who come for Ayane. Rori has to incarnate them so they can fight them off, but doing so marks the group.group.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Shirai gets his body torn in half by the Oni and the lower half is devoured.


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** Shirai later sacrifices himself [[spoiler:by taking in the power of Gashadokuro and the rest of the dying and suffering spirits caused by the Oni to gain the power to fight back long enough for Rori to get to the Loom.]]

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* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Shirai [[spoiler:becomes able to sense death unfolding after the Oni starts tearing apart the city to lure them out.]]


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* PossessingADeadBody: [[spoiler:Ayane returns from the dead by having the essences of a bunch of cats flow into an old woman who they'd been in the care of after she died from old age.]]


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** Issue #28. [[spoiler:The Oni starts terrorizing the city and Ayane returns from the dead.]]


* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:Shirai gets shot by the military and killed, only to revive himself while being unable to feel anything.]]



* MadeOfEvil: Oni [[spoiler:are made from the souls of humans who are so irredeemably evil that it blossoms within them. Nurarihyon takes a murderer who killed more that forty people and turns him into one.]]



* {{Obake}}: The Tsukumogami, who wait around for objects to get old enough to [[AnimateInanimateObject possess them]]. When they find out that Ohara can somehow help them speed up the process, they start swarming her to do that against her will and threatening to kill her.

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* {{Obake}}: The Tsukumogami, who wait around for objects to get old enough to [[AnimateInanimateObject possess them]]. When they find out that Ohara can somehow help them speed up the process, they start swarming her to do that against her will and threatening to kill her. Afterwards they decide to make her their queen and serve as her army.


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* RageBreakingPoint: Ohara [[spoiler:after Shirai is briefly killed. She promptly starts ripping the heads off the military unit that came after them.]]


* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rori is a RedHead. Ayane's hair is literally bright [[KaleidoscopeHair orange, green, blue etc.]] (and to date we don't know why it keeps changing, dye is the most reasonable answer though).

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rori is a RedHead. Ayane's hair is literally bright [[KaleidoscopeHair orange, green, blue etc.]] (and to date we don't know why it keeps changing, dye is the most reasonable answer though).


* AfterlifeAntechamber: [[spoiler:Rori and Ohara land here in Issue# 25, due to the events of the previous issue. Rori considers staying and simply passing on to the afterlife to avoid huring anyone else further, but Emi convinces her to take them back.]]

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* AfterlifeAntechamber: [[spoiler:Rori and Ohara land here in Issue# 25, due to the events of the previous issue. Rori considers staying and simply passing on to the afterlife to avoid huring hurting anyone else further, but Emi convinces her to take them back.]]


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* KillOnSight: By Issue #26 the group has been labeled as terrorist and the military has been given these instructions.


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* OfficialCouple: Ohara and Shirai.


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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The Loom [[spoiler:is made from the soul of an infant weaver.]]


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* SpannerInTheWorks: Rori. [[spoiler:Her birth, which was orchestrated because of foreign druids, changes the nature of the weave and thus she can break the hold the Japanese Myths have over magic when their time has long since passed.]]


* AGodAmI: Rori declares herself and her allies the new gods of japan.

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* AfterlifeAntechamber: [[spoiler:Rori and Ohara land here in Issue# 25, due to the events of the previous issue. Rori considers staying and simply passing on to the afterlife to avoid huring anyone else further, but Emi convinces her to take them back.]]
* AGodAmI: Rori declares herself and her allies the new gods of japan.japan [[spoiler:while being possessed]].



** Rori's family fell apart and the other kids made fun of her, leading to her need to cut herself. Her true power only awoke when it got worse and [[spoiler:her mother was murdered]].

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** Rori's family fell apart and the other kids made fun of her, leading to her need to [[SelfHarm cut herself.herself]]. Her true power only awoke when it got worse and [[spoiler:her mother was murdered]].



* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler:Emi]] can control manmade materials, so it's not dirt technically, but in Tokyo concrete, glass and plastic is much more easily available anyway.

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* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler:Emi]] can control manmade materials, so it's not dirt technically, but technically. But in Tokyo concrete, glass and plastic is much more easily available anyway.



* ParentalBetrayal: [[spoiler:Rori's father stabs her InTheBack in Issue #24.]]

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* ParentalBetrayal: [[spoiler:Rori's father stabs her InTheBack in Issue #24.#24, essentially sacrificing her.]]


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* {{Seers}}: Rori, whenever she is within the weave. It allows her to see possible futures.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: All of the original kids, as a perquisite to gaining their powers.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: All of the original kids, as a perquisite prerequisite to [[PowerAtAPrice gaining their powers.powers]].


* DarkAndTroubledPast: All of the original kids, as a perquisite to gaining their powers.
** Shirai's parents abandoned him to die when he was nine because his body rejected normal food and they believed he was cursed. He has to live with a HorrorHunger now as a result and without them.
** Rori's family fell apart and the other kids made fun of her, leading to her need to cut herself. Her true power only awoke when it got worse and [[spoiler:her mother was murdered]].
** Nikado was treated as a mute and a burden to his family, with his father implied to be absuive to him and his mother, until their emotions eventually turned him into a bomb and he blew up for the first time. Since then he didn't trust himself around normal people and lived as a runaway in isolation.
*** This would have been the case of Ohara [[spoiler:with her parents and brother murdered, if Rori didn't rewrite fate so that they didn't know she existed.]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Rori rewrites reality so that Ohara's parents didn't remember she existed. While it was done so that they didn't run the risk of being killed like her mother, she didn't actually tell Ohara.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Rori rewrites reality so that Ohara's parents didn't remember she existed. While it was done so that they didn't run the risk of being killed like her mother, mother [[spoiler:as that would be a requirement for her power]], she didn't actually tell ''tell'' Ohara.


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* NeverBeHurtAgain: Shirai vowed never to be weak and helpless again after his parents left him to die.


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* PowerAtAPrice: Power comes from sacrifice, as stated by Rori. The price for all of the kids who developed powers were [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragedy]] and sacrificing their ordinary lives.

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* ParentalBetrayal: [[spoiler:Rori's father stabs her InTheBack in Issue #24.]]


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* WhamEpisode: Issue #24. [[spoiler:Rori's father stabs her.]]

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