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** [[spoiler: The names of Evillious Net and the supposed leader, Allen,]] is a shout out to mothy's other, longstanding work, the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles. [[spoiler: It's complicated.]]
** The video game that Koudai is playing in the beginning of the book isn't named, but given its description is almost certainly a Franchise/ResidentEvil game (more specifically, the remake of the first one).

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** [[spoiler: The names of Evillious Net and the supposed leader, Allen,]] is a shout out to mothy's other, longstanding work, the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles.''Music/EvilliousChronicles''. [[spoiler: It's complicated.]]
** The video game that Koudai is playing in the beginning of the book isn't named, but given its description is almost certainly a Franchise/ResidentEvil ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' game (more specifically, the remake of the first one).



* TheUnreveal: When discussing the black box at Mekage Shrine (of particular interest to Evillious fans wondering if the story is related due to black boxes featuring there as well), Atsuki is about to explain how it got there when Koudai cuts him off, saying it's not relevant to the matter at hand.

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* TheUnreveal: When discussing the black box at Mekage Shrine (of particular interest to Evillious fans wondering if the story is related due to black boxes featuring there as well), Atsuki is about to explain how it got there when Koudai cuts him off, saying it's not relevant to the matter at hand.hand.
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The plot revolves around Takahagi Koudai and his sister Otoha, a young man working for a security company who likes to play video games in his off hours, and a young girl attending the local highschool. One day, Koudai receives a strange email signed by the initial "M" with no apparent address attached, hinting at something ominous to come on July 7th. Despite the how unusual the message is, Koudai puts it out of his mind until a week later.

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The plot revolves around Takahagi Koudai and his sister Otoha, a young man working for a security company who likes to play video games in his off hours, and a young girl attending the local highschool. One day, Koudai receives a strange email signed by the initial "M" with no apparent address attached, hinting at something ominous to come on July 7th. Despite the how unusual the message is, Koudai puts it out of his mind until a week later.



!!Unlock City provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!Unlock City !!''Unlock City'' provides examples of the following tropes:


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* StealthSequel: [[spoiler: Revealed in LightNovel/MasterofTheHeavenlyYard to be the universe created after the events of the EvilliousChronicles.]]

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* StealthSequel: [[spoiler: Revealed in LightNovel/MasterofTheHeavenlyYard to be the universe created after the events of the EvilliousChronicles.Evillious Chronicles.]]


The novel’s website is located [[http://unlockcity.jp here]], with a link to its purchase on Amazon (note the novel is in Japanese). In addition, every purchase of the novel includes a PIN to download a (Japan exclusive) free new song called Unlock Black Box.

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The novel’s novel's website is located [[http://unlockcity.jp here]], with a link to its purchase on Amazon (note the novel is in Japanese). In addition, every purchase of the novel includes a PIN to download a (Japan exclusive) free new song called Unlock Black Box.
Box. mothy has since made a junior light novel series called the "Story of Evil" series which serves as a loose sequel set in the same universe as ''Unlock City''.


* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: The names of Evillious Net and the supposed leader, Allen,]] is a shout out to mothy's other, longstanding work, the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles. [[spoiler: It's complicated.]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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[[spoiler: The names of Evillious Net and the supposed leader, Allen,]] is a shout out to mothy's other, longstanding work, the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles. [[spoiler: It's complicated.]]]]
** The video game that Koudai is playing in the beginning of the book isn't named, but given its description is almost certainly a Franchise/ResidentEvil game (more specifically, the remake of the first one).


* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: The names of Evillious Net and the supposed leader, Allen,]] is a shout out to mothy's other, longstanding work, the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles.

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* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: The names of Evillious Net and the supposed leader, Allen,]] is a shout out to mothy's other, longstanding work, the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles. [[spoiler: It's complicated.]]
* StealthSequel: [[spoiler: Revealed in LightNovel/MasterofTheHeavenlyYard to be the universe created after the events of the EvilliousChronicles.]]


* AdultFear: Both a parental fear and an “adult with kid siblings” fear. Koudai hears that a girl was killed at the highschool, and is then told that it was Tsuruki High—where his sister is. To his relief, he soon learns it wasn’t her. Of course, another chapter later he discovers from his father who's investigating on the matter that [[FromBadToWorse there is a]] ''[[FromBadToWorse bear]]'' [[FromBadToWorse locked in there with her…]].

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* AdultFear: Both a parental fear and an “adult with kid siblings” fear. Koudai hears that a girl was killed at the highschool, and is then told that it was Tsuruki High—where his sister is. To his relief, he soon learns it wasn’t her. Of course, another chapter later he discovers from his father who's investigating on the matter that [[FromBadToWorse there is a]] ''[[FromBadToWorse ''[[BearsAreBadNews bear]]'' [[FromBadToWorse locked in there with her…]].


* {{Tanabata}}: Tanabata is when the horror events start happening.


* ThisIsReality: Comes up once or twice, particularly in Koudai's narrative as he's a fan of games and movies. Of particular irony in that not only is this book but [[spoiler: Evillious Net has been structuring events to be just like a game.]]

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* ThisIsReality: Comes up once or twice, particularly in Koudai's narrative as he's a fan of games and movies. Of particular irony Particularly ironic in that not only is this a book but [[spoiler: Evillious Net has been structuring events to be just like a game.]]


* ChekhovsGun: The small stuffed rabbit Otoha made for Koudai when she was in elementary school.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The small stuffed rabbit Otoha made for Koudai when she was in elementary school.school.
** The black bear phone charm Mika has on her phone strap, for similar reasons.


* BearsAreBadNews: An enormous Asian black bear that escaped from the zoo stalks the characters in the highschool, and features prominently on the cover.

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* BearsAreBadNews: An enormous Asian black bear that escaped from the zoo stalks the characters in the highschool, and features prominently on the cover. [[spoiler: In the end it appears to be responsible for the walls and the issue with the locks, although Otoha in a moment of panic thinks it might not have even been a bear at all.]]

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* NoOntologicalInertia: As soon as [[spoiler: the bear is put down, the wall around the city goes away and the locks stop being broken.]]


* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Otoha goes missing after obtaining the ability to create an invisible wall to protect herself from the bear, and in Level 7 it seems Evillious Net is going to play another one of their games again sometime in the future…]]

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Otoha goes missing after obtaining the ability to create an invisible wall to protect herself from the bear, and in In Level 7 it seems it's stated that Evillious Net is going to play another one of their games again sometime in the future…]]future.]]

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