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* CampGay: Faggotey as heck.

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* CampGay: Faggotey as heck.


* ChristmasCake: Kenji's clients are these, along with the older prostitute Ayu sees around.


--> Flowers can't bloom in such a dirty city.

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--> Flowers [[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_deeplovev01ch01000b.png]]

->''Flowers
can't bloom in such a dirty city.
city.''


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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Reina was sixteen when she gave birth to Ayu.


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* TeenPregnancy: Reina was sixteen when she gave birth to Ayu.


* SuicideAttack: Granny's husband was part of the Kamekaze pilots in WW2.

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* SuicideAttack: Granny's husband was part of the Kamekaze pilots in WW2.UsefulNotes/WW2.


* HotMom: [[spoiler:Reina]] and Ayu's mother.


[[{{Tearjerker}} And then]] ItGotWorse.


* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Akira and Reina get together and decide to raise Ayu together, he's just got to go and rescue Airi, and the Boss has a gun]].

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Aira.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Akira and Reina get together and decide to raise Ayu together, he's just got to go and rescue Airi, Aira, and the Boss has a gun]].


* FoodSlap: Hot coffee is thrown over [[spoiler:Keiko, the girl who organized Reina's rape]].



* TastyRevenge: Hot coffee is thrown over [[spoiler:Keiko, the girl who organized Reina's rape]].


* STDImmunity: [[spoiler:Averted. Ayu dies from [=AIDs=], and this is probably why Yoshiyuki's father kills himself (he made her sleep with him so he would help raise the money for Yoshiyuki's surgery).]]

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* STDImmunity: [[spoiler:Averted. Ayu dies from [=AIDs=], [=AIDS=], and this is probably why Yoshiyuki's father kills himself (he made her sleep with him so he would help raise the money for Yoshiyuki's surgery).]]


* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:Reina is blackmailed into remaining quiet about the rape or girls who set her up would pass around the photographs of her.]]

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* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler:Reina is blackmailed into remaining quiet about the her rape or else the girls who set her up would pass around the photographs of her.]]



* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Reina after she's raped, blackmailed and stabbed is very different from her previous self.]] She gets better.

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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Reina [[spoiler:Reina, after she's raped, blackmailed and stabbed stabbed, is very different from her previous self.]] She gets better.


* AbusiveParent: In the live action adaptation, Ayu's step-father abused her [[spoiler:and raped her]].
** Yoshiyuki's father, shouting at and usually neglecting Yoshiyuki, abandoning him at Granny's until he got married to a woman who would look after him instead, and not bothering to help with his operation fees. His step-mother is emotionally abusive to him as well
* AdaptationExpansion: The television show adds more to the story, little conversations and things - like fleshing out Kenji's story - but it does change the order of some things. It also created numerous characters and added much more to Ayu's back story.

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* AbusiveParent: In the live action adaptation, Ayu's step-father stepfather abused her [[spoiler:and raped her]].
** Yoshiyuki's father, shouting at and usually neglecting Yoshiyuki, abandoning him at Granny's until he got married to a woman who would look after him instead, and not bothering to help with his operation fees. His step-mother stepmother is emotionally abusive to him as well
well.
* AdaptationExpansion: The television show adds more to the story, little conversations and things - like fleshing out Kenji's story - but it does change the order of some things. It also created numerous characters and added much more to Ayu's back story.backstory.



* TheAtoner: After [[spoiler:Ayu steals Granny's money that was saved for her child's operation, Granny then dies, Ayu decides to save up the money herself to pay for it even if she can't donate her own heart, without selling her body. In the end she couldn't do it without selling herself.]]

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* TheAtoner: After [[spoiler:Ayu steals Granny's money that was saved for her child's operation, Granny then dies, dies. Ayu decides to save up the money herself to pay for it even if she can't donate her own heart, without selling her body. In the end end, she couldn't do it without selling herself.]]



* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: Reina is blackmailed into remaining quiet about the rape or girls who set her up would pass around the photographs of her.]] Only in the novel and the manga.
* BigBrotherBully: [[spoiler:Ayu's step-brother]] tries to make her life a living hell, trying to get everybody she likes to hate her as much as he does. Then we learn [[spoiler: it's because he wants her to stay with him forever, so is getting rid of all her friends so she has nowhere else to go]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ayu is dead, Yoshiyuki gets his surgery and Reina is happy as a young mother.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Reina, after she's raped, blackmailed and stabbed she's very different from her previous self.]] She gets better.

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* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: Reina [[spoiler:Reina is blackmailed into remaining quiet about the rape or girls who set her up would pass around the photographs of her.]] Only in the novel and the manga.
]]
* BigBrotherBully: [[spoiler:Ayu's step-brother]] stepbrother]] tries to make her life a living hell, trying to get everybody she likes to hate her as much as he does. Then we learn [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's because he wants her to stay with him forever, so he is getting rid of all her friends so she has nowhere else to go]].
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Ayu [[spoiler:Ayu is dead, Yoshiyuki gets his surgery and Reina is happy as a young mother.]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Reina, [[spoiler:Reina after she's raped, blackmailed and stabbed she's is very different from her previous self.]] She gets better.



* CannotSpitItOut: The taxi driver can't admit to [[spoiler: Ayu that he's her father]].
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Not Catholic but in the live-action version, one of the johns was very adamant that Reina and Ayu wear their school uniforms.
* TheChikan: Ayu gets molested on a train, she allows him and charges her regular amount afterwards. He doesn't give her enough and she throws the money away.
** The live action version opens with this scene but instead he gives her the right amount and she keeps it.
* ChildByRape: Possibly, as she had sex with other people at the time, [[spoiler:after Reina is raped in the karaoke room, she gets pregnant and names her daughter Ayu.]]
* ChristmasCake: Kenji's clients are these and the older prostitute Ayu sees around.
* DeadGuyJunior: At the end it's shown that [[spoiler: Reina named her daughter Ayu]].
* DeathByFallingOver: In the live show only [[spoiler:Kenji]].

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* CannotSpitItOut: The taxi driver can't admit to [[spoiler: Ayu [[spoiler:Ayu that he's her father]].
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Not Catholic Catholic, but in the live-action live action version, one of the johns was very adamant that Reina and Ayu wear their school uniforms.
* TheChikan: Ayu gets molested on a train, but she allows him it and charges her regular amount afterwards. He afterward. The man doesn't give her enough and she throws the money away.
** The live action version opens with this scene scene, but instead he gives her the right amount and she keeps it.
* ChildByRape: Possibly, as she had sex with other people at the time, [[spoiler:after [[spoiler:After Reina is raped in the karaoke room, raped, she gets pregnant and names her daughter Ayu.has a daughter.]]
* ChristmasCake: Kenji's clients are these and these, along with the older prostitute Ayu sees around.
* DeadGuyJunior: At the end end, it's shown that [[spoiler: Reina [[spoiler:Reina named her daughter Ayu]].
* DeathByFallingOver: In the live show only only, [[spoiler:Kenji]].



* DefinitelyJustACold: An unusual example as [[spoiler: -Ayu-]] didn't know it wasn't a fever. [[spoiler: It's [=AIDs=].]]

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* DefinitelyJustACold: An unusual example example, as [[spoiler: -Ayu-]] didn't know it wasn't a fever. [[spoiler: It's [=AIDs=].[=AIDS=].]]



* DisproportionateRetribution: In the live action version, Keiko is given a reason to torture Reina... she spent the day with her boyfriend. She didn't know it was her boyfriend... Ouch.
* DoorstopBaby: Ayu does this with Pao in the second episode but Granny opens the door before she can walk away.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: In the live action version, Keiko is given a reason to torture Reina... Reina: she spent the day with her boyfriend. She didn't know it was her boyfriend... Ouch.
boyfriend...
* DoorstopBaby: Ayu does this with Pao in the second episode episode, but Granny opens the door before she can walk away.



** At the very end, it's said all in one sentence: [[spoiler:"Yoshiyuki's father committed suicide the following spring."]] This is kept vague in the live adaptation how this character dies.

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** At the very end, it's said all in one sentence: [[spoiler:"Yoshiyuki's father committed suicide the following spring."]] This It is kept vague in the live adaptation how this character dies.



* DrugsAreBad: Kenji's drug addiction, losing his job and debts. At the start he's a walking piece of "cool" but he quickly falls from grace.

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* DrugsAreBad: Kenji's drug addiction, losing his job and debts. At the start he's a walking piece of "cool" "cool", but he quickly falls from grace.



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Ayu, at the very end.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Ayu, [[spoiler:Ayu at the very end.]]



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Reina and Ayu, later in the story. In the live action version, the nameless older prostitute as well who helps Reina out in episode three and four.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Reina and Ayu, Ayu later in the story. In the live action version, the nameless older prostitute as well who helps Reina out in episode three and four.



** Ayu's step-father doesn't get in trouble either.

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** Ayu's step-father stepfather doesn't get in trouble either.



* LongLostSibling: In the live action only, [[spoiler:Ayu's step-brother]].

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* LongLostSibling: In the live action only, [[spoiler:Ayu's step-brother]].stepbrother]].



* MaliciousSlander: [[spoiler:Ayu's brother]] spreads a lot of rumours about Ayu around (posting them directly to Granny as well), while some of them are true others are made up to make her life difficult.
* MarkOfShame: This is what the girls planned with [[spoiler:Reina and scarred "whore" on her leg]].

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* MaliciousSlander: [[spoiler:Ayu's brother]] spreads a lot of rumours rumors about Ayu around (posting them directly to Granny as well), while some of them are true others are made up to make her life difficult.
* MarkOfShame: This is what the girls planned with [[spoiler:Reina [[spoiler:Reina, and scarred "whore" on her leg]].



* NoNameGiven: Granny, Yoshiyuki's parents, most of the workers at Ayu's bar job, the helpful prostitute, Ayu's parents, Reina's mother... too many.
* NotBloodSiblings: In the live action version it's revealed that [[spoiler:Ayu slept with her step-brother]]. Of course, he still paid.
* TheOtherDarrin: In the sequel television show ''Deep Love ~Host~'' [[spoiler:Yoshiyuki]] is played by a different actor.

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* NoNameGiven: Granny, Yoshiyuki's parents, most of the workers at Ayu's bar job, the helpful prostitute, Ayu's parents, Reina's mother... too many.
mother...
* NotBloodSiblings: In the live action version version, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Ayu slept with her step-brother]].stepbrother]]. Of course, he still paid.
* TheOtherDarrin: In the sequel television show ''Deep Love ~Host~'' ~Host~'', [[spoiler:Yoshiyuki]] is played by a different actor.



* OutWithABang: In the television version, [[spoiler:the nameless prostitute is straggled by a customer she picked up but said she would spend time with for free, she seemed happy about this]].
* ParentalIncest: In the live action version, [[spoiler:Ayu was raped by her step-father and later she sleeps with him.]]

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* OutWithABang: In the television version, [[spoiler:the nameless prostitute is straggled strangled by a customer she picked up but said she would spend time with for free, free; she seemed happy about this]].
* ParentalIncest: In the live action version, [[spoiler:Ayu was raped by her step-father stepfather and later she sleeps with him.]]



* PermaStubble: Yoshiyoki's father, in both the manga and series.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Kenji says this to Ayu when she moves out of his flat and starts sleeping at Granny's house. He's in desperate need of money and begs her to stay and help him. She leaves but does eventually return to help him.
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler:Ayu says this when Granny dies]], in the novel and manga.
* PrettyBoy: Kenji, as a male prostitute he can use this to his advantage.
* RapeAndRevenge: [[spoiler:Ayu goes after the girls and the rapists who set Reina up. She]] says next time [[spoiler: -she-]] would kill them. After pouring hot coffee over them and stabbing one of them in the leg.

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* PermaStubble: Yoshiyoki's father, in both the manga and series.
father.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Kenji says this to Ayu when she moves out of his flat and starts sleeping at Granny's house. He's in desperate need of money and begs her to stay and help him. She leaves leaves, but does eventually return to help him.
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler:Ayu says this when Granny dies]], in the novel and manga.
dies]].
* PrettyBoy: Kenji, as Kenji. As a male prostitute prostitute, he can use this to his advantage.
* RapeAndRevenge: [[spoiler:Ayu goes after the girls and the rapists who set Reina up. She]] up.]] She says next time [[spoiler: -she-]] -she- would kill them. After them after pouring hot coffee over them and stabbing one of them in the leg.



** In the live action version, [[spoiler: Ayu was raped by her step-father]].

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** In the live action version, [[spoiler: Ayu was raped by her step-father]].stepfather]].



* ScarpiaUltimatum: [[spoiler: Yoshiyuki's father forces Ayu to sleep with him or he won't help Yoshiyuki with his surgery. This also starts her back as a prostitute]].
* ShootTheShaggyDog: In the television show, Ayu leaves Granny because she feels guilty [[spoiler:over stealing her money. Granny goes to look for her, worried, and sees Ayu getting into a car with an older gentleman. While she runs across the road to stop them she gets hit by a car. It wasn't Ayu anyway...]]

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* ScarpiaUltimatum: [[spoiler: Yoshiyuki's father forces Ayu to sleep with him or else he won't help Yoshiyuki with his surgery. This also starts her back as a prostitute]].
* ShootTheShaggyDog: In the television show, Ayu leaves Granny because she feels guilty [[spoiler:over stealing her money. Granny goes to look for her, worried, and sees Ayu getting into a car with an older gentleman. While she runs across the road to stop them them, she gets hit by a car. It wasn't Ayu anyway...]]



* SnowMeansDeath: A cruel example [[spoiler: when Ayu dies and Yoshiyuki is looking up at the sky, wondering if she's watching it as well]].

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* SnowMeansDeath: A cruel example [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Ayu dies and Yoshiyuki is looking up at the sky, wondering if she's watching it as well]].



* StalkerWithACrush: Ayu gains one in the live action version, [[spoiler:her step-brother]].
* STDImmunity: [[spoiler: Averted. Ayu dies from [=AIDs=] and this is probably why Yoshiyuki's father kills himself (he made her sleep with him so he would help raise the money for Yoshiyuki's surgery).]]

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* StalkerWithACrush: Ayu gains one in the live action version, version: [[spoiler:her step-brother]].
stepbrother]].
* STDImmunity: [[spoiler: Averted. [[spoiler:Averted. Ayu dies from [=AIDs=] [=AIDs=], and this is probably why Yoshiyuki's father kills himself (he made her sleep with him so he would help raise the money for Yoshiyuki's surgery).]]



* TastyRevenge: Hot coffee is thrown over [[spoiler:Keiko, the girl who organised Reina's rape]].

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* TastyRevenge: Hot coffee is thrown over [[spoiler:Keiko, the girl who organised organized Reina's rape]].



* UndyingLoyalty: At the end [[spoiler:Pao sleeps in the dead arms of Ayu]].
** Granny also. Being very old, lame and living on a hill, she still runs around looking after young people. Once a month she takes the long walk to her husband's grave and prays to him for a whole hour, wind and ran.
* WartimeWedding: Granny and her husband. It lasted one night before he went away to fight and dying as a kamikaze pilot.
* WhenSheSmiles: Reina starts crying when Ayu smiles at her, in the manga. In the television series she comments on it.

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* UndyingLoyalty: At the end end, [[spoiler:Pao sleeps in the dead arms of Ayu]].
** Granny also. Being very old, lame and living on a hill, she still runs around looking after young people. Once a month she takes the long walk to her husband's grave and prays to him for a whole hour, through wind and ran.
rain.
* WartimeWedding: Granny and her husband. It lasted one night before he went away to fight and dying died as a kamikaze pilot.
* WhenSheSmiles: Reina starts crying when Ayu smiles at her, her in the manga. In the television series series, she comments on it.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A very short one that shows that [[spoiler:Yoshiyuki survived and Reina and her child, Ayu]].
* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: Ayu's abusive step-father.
* YankTheDogsChain: Multiple times but the most horrid one is done at the very end when [[spoiler: Ayu thinks she's got a fever over Christmas and Yoshiyuki sends her a minidisc with a recorded message talking about their next trip to Okinawa. Then she dies while it's finishing.]]
** This isn't even mentioning that the entire story is a big chain yank. [[spoiler: When Ayu wanted to die she had no reason to and the moment she had a reason to live, her life started going downhill and then she died]].
* YourCheatingHeart: Yoshiyuki's father (not to mention his step-mother) and in the television show, they give the justification that Keiko, the head bully, picks on Reina so much because her boyfriend took her out once.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A very short one that shows that [[spoiler:Yoshiyuki survived alive and Reina and with her child, Ayu]].
* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: Ayu's abusive step-father.
stepfather.
* YankTheDogsChain: Multiple times times, but the most horrid one is done at the very end when [[spoiler: Ayu yu thinks she's got a fever over Christmas and Yoshiyuki sends her a minidisc with a recorded message talking about their next trip to Okinawa. Then she She dies while it's finishing.]]
** This isn't even mentioning that the entire story is a big chain yank. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Ayu wanted to die she had no reason to to, and the moment she had a reason to live, her life started going downhill and then she died]].
went downhill]].
* YourCheatingHeart: Yoshiyuki's father (not to mention his step-mother) and in stepmother). In the television show, they give the justification that Keiko, the head bully, picks on Reina so much because her boyfriend took her out once.



* DeadPersonConversation: Pao talks to his mother [[spoiler: and his siblings]] once he's at Granny's house.
* DefinitelyJustACold: [[spoiler: Take does not have a cold]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:The original family, due to debts and the father's cancer. They drive their car into the ocean with their children in the back seats]].

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* DeadPersonConversation: Pao talks to his mother [[spoiler: and his [[spoiler:and siblings]] once he's at Granny's house.
* DefinitelyJustACold: [[spoiler: Take [[spoiler:Take does not have a cold]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:The original family, due to debts and the father's cancer. They drive their car into the ocean with their children in the back seats]].backseats]].



* GoryDiscretionShot: Straight when Pao gets his tongue cut but subverted when [[spoiler:his sister]] dies.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: Straight when Pao gets his tongue cut cut, but subverted when [[spoiler:his sister]] dies.



* KidsAreCruel: After their mother dies, the pups are found by some children, who shoot at them because their barking was loud.

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* KidsAreCruel: After their mother dies, the pups are found by some children, children who shoot at them because their barking was loud.



* LongLostRelative: Pao gets separated from his brother and sister early on. He finds his sister at the dog pound and [[spoiler:finds his brother is already dead]].

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* LongLostRelative: Pao gets separated from his brother and sister early on. He finds his sister at the dog pound and [[spoiler:finds out his brother is already dead]].



* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Pao and his siblings eat their mother.
* ObiWanMoment: Pao's mother spends her last moments telling her children how to be better dogs. And then to eat her corpse.

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* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Pao and his siblings eat their mother.
mother's dead body to survive.
* ObiWanMoment: Pao's mother spends her last moments telling her children how to be better dogs. And then to eat her corpse.carcass.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Yoshiyuki and co rescuing Reina from the Boss.]]
* BondageIsBad: The Boss likes bondage... but her underwear was left on.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Yoshiyuki and co co. rescuing Reina from the Boss.]]
* BondageIsBad: The Boss likes bondage... but her underwear was left on.



* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:After Akira dies, Reina is kept as a sex-prison of the Boss]].
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Akira and Reina get together and decide to raise Ayu together, he's just got to go and rescue Airi and the Boss has a gun]].

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* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:After Akira dies, Reina is kept as a sex-prison sex prisoner of the Boss]].
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Akira and Reina get together and decide to raise Ayu together, he's just got to go and rescue Airi Airi, and the Boss has a gun]].



* RaisedByGrandparents: Ayu after [[spoiler:Reina leaves to work at the second sex club, gets held prisoner by the boss and gets rescued by Yoshiyuki.]]

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* RaisedByGrandparents: Ayu after [[spoiler:Reina leaves to work at the second sex club, gets held prisoner by the boss Boss and gets rescued by Yoshiyuki.]]



** She takes a similar job afterwards.

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** She takes a similar job afterwards.afterward.


* LoanSharks
* LongLostSiblings: Pao gets separated from his brother and sister early on. He finds his sister at the dog pound and [[spoiler:finds his brother is already dead]].

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* LoanSharks
LoanShark
* LongLostSiblings: LongLostRelative: Pao gets separated from his brother and sister early on. He finds his sister at the dog pound and [[spoiler:finds his brother is already dead]].



* IllChild: Ayu after [[spoiler:she falls down the stairs and goes blind in the operation.]]

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* IllChild: IllGirl: Ayu after [[spoiler:she falls down the stairs and goes blind in the operation.]]

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