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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Korogi has painful-looking scars on her back and tells Mari that there are people chasing her who will do much worse than that if she's ever caught.



* {{Salaryman}}: Shirakawa

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* {{Salaryman}}: ShirakawaShirakawa, though he's a darker example than most as he's also apparently into hiring prostitutes and then beating them if they fail to satisfy him.


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* TheFaceless: The Man With No Face

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* TheFaceless: The Man With No FaceFace.
* FunctionalAddict: Eri is a compulsive pill-popper and Mari says that she's been like that since she was a teenager and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.



* SiblingYinYang: Mari and Eri

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* SiblingYinYang: Mari and EriEri.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mari and Eri, respectively. Subverted. They are sisters that have drifted ''way'' apart.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mari and Eri, respectively. Subverted. They are sisters that have drifted ''way'' apart.


* LoveHotel

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* LoveHotelLoveHotel: Alphaville.



* MythologyGag: At around 4:09 A.M., Takahashi brings up his motto: "Walk slowly, drink lots of water." [[spoiler:It's something that the bartender
J tells the Rat in ''Literature/Pinball1973''.]]

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* MythologyGag: At around 4:09 A.M., Takahashi brings up his motto: "Walk slowly, drink lots of water." [[spoiler:It's something that the bartender
bartender J tells the Rat in ''Literature/Pinball1973''.]]


''After Dark'' takes place in Tokyo, from midnight until dawn. It tells the story of five characters: Mari, a nineteen-year-old girl; Takahashi, a trombone-player at an all-night practice session; Eri, Mari's sister who is in a deep sleep; a Chinese prostitute who has been beaten up in a {{Love Hotel}} and a salaryman working late on a software project.

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''After Dark'' takes place in Tokyo, from midnight until dawn. It tells the story of five characters: Mari, a nineteen-year-old girl; Takahashi, a trombone-player at an all-night practice session; Eri, Mari's sister who is in a deep sleep; a Chinese prostitute who has been beaten up in a {{Love Hotel}} Hotel}}; and a salaryman working late on a software project.



* AuthorAppeal: [[Creator/HarukiMurakami Murakami]] loves reading. Mari was supposed to spend her entire night (and early morning) reading at a Denny's restaurant. Murakami is also a huge jazz fan. Jazz musicians, music and songs are referenced throughout the entire novel. Also, Takahashi started to play the trombone because of a single Jazz piece.

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* AuthorAppeal: [[Creator/HarukiMurakami Murakami]] loves reading. Mari was supposed to spend her entire night (and early morning) reading at a Denny's restaurant. Murakami is also a huge jazz fan. Jazz musicians, music and songs are referenced throughout the entire novel. Also, Takahashi started to play the trombone because of a single Jazz jazz piece.


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* MythologyGag: At around 4:09 A.M., Takahashi brings up his motto: "Walk slowly, drink lots of water." [[spoiler:It's something that the bartender
J tells the Rat in ''Literature/Pinball1973''.]]


''After Dark'' is a novel by Creator/Haruki Murakami. It was published in 2004.

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''After Dark'' is a novel by Creator/Haruki Murakami.Creator/HarukiMurakami. It was published in 2004.


''After Dark'' is a novel by {{Haruki Murakami}}. It was published in 2004.

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''After Dark'' is a novel by {{Haruki Murakami}}.Creator/Haruki Murakami. It was published in 2004.



* AuthorAppeal: [[HarukiMurakami Murakami]] loves reading. Mari was supposed to spend her entire night (and early morning) reading at a Denny's restaurant. Murakami is also a huge jazz fan. Jazz musicians, music and songs are referenced throughout the entire novel. Also, Takahashi started to play the trombone because of a single Jazz piece.

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* AuthorAppeal: [[HarukiMurakami [[Creator/HarukiMurakami Murakami]] loves reading. Mari was supposed to spend her entire night (and early morning) reading at a Denny's restaurant. Murakami is also a huge jazz fan. Jazz musicians, music and songs are referenced throughout the entire novel. Also, Takahashi started to play the trombone because of a single Jazz piece.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Komugi and Korogi have this dynamic.

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* RecurringDreams: Happens to Korogi and Takahashi.

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* DoubleTake: Done by the ''narration'' when [[spoiler: Eri disappears from her room]]


* MistakenForGay: allegedly happens to Takahashi frequently

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* MistakenForGay: allegedly happens Happens to Takahashi frequently a lot.


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* SeriousBusiness: The narration implies that this is Takahashi's attitude towards milk and apples.


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* TitleDrop: When '5 Spot After Dark' is mentioned.

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* MistakenForGay: allegedly happens to Takahashi frequently

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Mari's appearance. She's described by the narrator as quite attractive, but no one notices, because her sister is ''breathtakingly beautiful''.


* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mari and Eri, respectfully. Subverted. They are sisters that have drifted ''way'' apart.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mari and Eri, respectfully.respectively. Subverted. They are sisters that have drifted ''way'' apart.

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