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* AfterSchoolCleaningDuty - used for bullying.

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* AfterSchoolCleaningDuty - used AfterSchoolCleaningDuty: Used for bullying.



** In fact, it's as if all the secondary female characters are out to screw Maria over in the cruelest way possible. [[HeelFaceTurn At first]].

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** In fact, it's as if all the secondary female characters are out to screw Maria over in the cruelest way possible. [[HeelFaceTurn At first]]. first.]]



* [[spoiler:ChildOfRape: Maria]]

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* [[spoiler:ChildOfRape: Maria]][[spoiler:ChildByRape: Maria.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Everyone finds their own dream to accomplish after graduating and decide to stay together as friends even after leaving school. Meguro is in America, but he's still very much in love with Maria and both will wait until they're older to settle their relationship. However, [[BittersweetEnding Ayu and Kanda's feelings aren't reciprocated, and they feel quite bitter about it.]]]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Everyone finds their own dream to accomplish after graduating and decide to stay together as friends even after leaving school. Meguro is in America, but he's still very much in love with Maria and both will wait until they're older to settle their relationship. However, [[BittersweetEnding Ayu and Kanda's feelings aren't reciprocated, and they feel quite bitter about it.]]]]it]].]]



* ForcefulKiss: A (failed) attempt by [[spoiler:Kuros to Maria.]] Later, [[spoiler:Meguro]] succeeds.
** And then [[spoiler:Maria to Meguro.]]

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* ForcefulKiss: A (failed) attempt by [[spoiler:Kuros to Maria.]] Maria]]. Later, [[spoiler:Meguro]] succeeds.
** And then [[spoiler:Maria to Meguro.]]Meguro]].



* InformedAttractiveness: Maria is appreciated as beautiful by everyone who surronds her, although everyone considers her a beautiful demon after knowing her better.
* InSeriesNickname: Tomoyo is called Nippachi as a reference to her low grades (Nipacchi = 21) Later, Maria gets Akumaria (a pun on akuma, "demon", and her name) and Kurosu gets Erosu (a pun on his surname and Eros, the Greek god of love)

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* InformedAttractiveness: Maria is appreciated as beautiful by everyone who surronds surrounds her, although everyone considers her a beautiful demon after knowing her better.
* InSeriesNickname: Tomoyo is called Nippachi as a reference to her low grades (Nipacchi = 21) 21). Later, Maria gets Akumaria (a pun on akuma, "demon", and her name) and Kurosu gets Erosu (a pun on his surname and Eros, the Greek god of love)love).



* JerkAss: The story has its set of them, but none stands out more than the teacher. He is an inconsiderate jerk and deliberately overlooks the bullying to Maria. He then passes a MoralEventHorizon when he deliberately pours ink on Maria while she is wearing her performance dress, accuses her of ditching the performances when she does not show up, when she does show up he accuses everyone of his students that they could have done it because of their history with Maria, and then after the resulting chaos he quietly admits to Maria he did do it, [[BlatantLies claiming it was an accident]], but would only admit if she apologized to him. What a great teacher, huh?

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: The story has its set of them, but none stands out more than the teacher. He is an inconsiderate jerk and deliberately overlooks the bullying to Maria. He then passes a MoralEventHorizon when he deliberately pours ink on Maria while she is wearing her performance dress, accuses her of ditching the performances when she does not show up, when she does show up he accuses everyone of his students that they could have done it because of their history with Maria, and then after the resulting chaos he quietly admits to Maria he did do it, [[BlatantLies claiming it was an accident]], but would only admit if she apologized to him. What a great teacher, huh?



* PedophilePriest: [[spoiler: John Cross is a subverted: he raped Maria's mother when she was a teenager, but in that time he wasn't still a priest. He joined the faith as a way of redemption after discovering his mistake.]]

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* PedophilePriest: [[spoiler: John Cross is a subverted: subverted one: he raped Maria's mother when she was a teenager, but in that time he wasn't still a priest. He joined the faith as a way of redemption after discovering his mistake.]]



* [[spoiler: RapeLeadsToInsanity: Maria's mother eventually fell into depression and commited suicide for being unable to cope with the pressure of raising her child as a raped teenager.]]

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* [[spoiler: RapeLeadsToInsanity: Maria's mother eventually fell into depression and commited committed suicide for being unable to cope with the pressure of raising her child as a raped teenager.]]



* {{Tareme Eyes}}: May apply to Hana and Anna. Looks ''can'' be deceiving though.
* [[spoiler: TeenPregnancy: Maria's mother was raped and got pregnant when she was ''fourteen'']].

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* {{Tareme Eyes}}: TaremeEyes: May apply to Hana and Anna. Looks ''can'' be deceiving though.
* [[spoiler: TeenPregnancy: Maria's mother was raped and got pregnant when she was ''fourteen'']].''fourteen''.]]


* MeaningfulName: Lampshaded: Maria's surname, Kawai, can mean "cute" if another i is added, but everyone complains about how it doesn't fit her. Played straight with her first name (her character was inspired by Mary Margaret from TheBible) and with Kurosu (his surname means "cross", and he's [[spoiler: a priest's son]])

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* MeaningfulName: Lampshaded: Maria's surname, Kawai, can mean "cute" if another i is added, but everyone complains about how it doesn't fit her. Played straight with her first name (her character was inspired by Mary Margaret from TheBible) Literature/TheBible) and with Kurosu (his surname means "cross", and he's [[spoiler: a priest's son]])


* JapaneseChristian: Subverted. Maria went to a Catholic school, but she isn't particularly connected to the faith until the end of the series.

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* JapaneseChristian: UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: Subverted. Maria went to a Catholic school, but she isn't particularly connected to the faith until the end of the series.


* BlondesAreEvil: Ayu [[spoiler: and Anna. Ayu gets better later, though.]]


The series was published from 2006 to 2011 in Japan in the bimonthly Margaret magazine, compiled in a total of 13 volumes. In the US, it is being licensed and translated by Creator/VizMedia.

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The series was published from 2006 to 2011 in Japan in the bimonthly Margaret magazine, compiled in a total of 13 volumes. In the US, it is being licensed and translated by Creator/VizMedia.
Creator/VizMedia. It's also available in Spain and France.


* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Everyone finds their own dream to accomplish after graduating and decide to stay together as friends even after leaving school. Meguro is in America, but he's still very much in love with Maria and both will wait until they're older to settle their relationship. However, [[BittersweetEnding Ayu and Kanda's feelings aren't reciprocated, and they feel quite bitter about it.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Everyone finds their own dream to accomplish after graduating and decide to stay together as friends even after leaving school. Meguro is in America, but he's still very much in love with Maria and both will wait until they're older to settle their relationship. However, [[BittersweetEnding Ayu and Kanda's feelings aren't reciprocated, and they feel quite bitter about it.]]]]]]

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* ButNotTooForeign: [[spoiler: Maria's father is an American, making her a half-blood.]]


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* PedophilePriest: [[spoiler: John Cross is a subverted: he raped Maria's mother when she was a teenager, but in that time he wasn't still a priest. He joined the faith as a way of redemption after discovering his mistake.]]


The series was published from 2006 to 2011 in Japan, compiled in a total of 13 volumes. In the US, it is being licensed and translated by Creator/VizMedia.

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The series was published from 2006 to 2011 in Japan, Japan in the bimonthly Margaret magazine, compiled in a total of 13 volumes. In the US, it is being licensed and translated by Creator/VizMedia.



** [[spoiler: While they still pay for their apartment, Maria's grandfather hates her and considers her to be a bearer of disgraces, her grandmother seems to care for her but doesn't do anything.]]

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** [[spoiler: While they still pay for their apartment, Maria's grandfather hates her and considers her to be a bearer of disgraces, her grandmother seems to care for her but doesn't do anything. Considering their left their ''pregnant, single teen daughter'' to handle herself with a kid while coping with depression symptoms after being raped, it's amazing no one has reported them already.]]



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler: By the end of the story, Ayu is still very much in love with Kanda, although she's aware her feelings won't be reciprocated. He still loves Maria, even if now she and Meguro are dating.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Everyone finds their own dream to accomplish after graduating and decide to stay together as friends even after leaving school. Meguro is in America, but he's still very much in love with Maria and both will wait until they're older to settle their relationship. However, [[BittersweetEnding Ayu and Kanda's feelings aren't reciprocated, and they feel quite bitter about it.]]



* RedemptionDemotion: Ayu becomes part of Maria's group after she's forgiven, but doesn't get as much spotlight as the others. Anna disappears from the plot almost altogether.

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* RedemptionDemotion: Ayu becomes part of Maria's group after she's forgiven, but doesn't get as much spotlight as the others. Anna disappears from the plot almost altogether.altogether, as well as Hana.


* RedemptionDemotion: Ayu becomes part of Maria's group after she's forgiven, but doesn't get as much spotlight as the others. Anna dissapears from the plot almost altogether.

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* RedemptionDemotion: Ayu becomes part of Maria's group after she's forgiven, but doesn't get as much spotlight as the others. Anna dissapears disappears from the plot almost altogether.


* RedemptionDemotion: Ayu becomes part of Maria's group after she's forgiven, but doesn't get as much spotlight as the others. Hana dissapears from the plot almost altogether.

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* RedemptionDemotion: Ayu becomes part of Maria's group after she's forgiven, but doesn't get as much spotlight as the others. Hana Anna dissapears from the plot almost altogether.


* ParentalAbandonment: Maria lives by herself, since her mother's dead and she doesn't know her father. [[spoiler: However, her grandparents pay her appartment, and his father ensured she was never lonely by sending her books through a nanny.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Maria lives by herself, since her mother's dead and she doesn't know her father. [[spoiler: However, her grandparents pay for her appartment, living expenses, and his [[spoiler: her father ensured she was never lonely by sending her books through a nanny.nanny]].


* LoveDodecahedron: [[spoiler: Kanda and Meguro]] fall in love with Maria, with Kurosu later joining as a third love interest [[spoiler: and taking Kanda's place in the LoveTriangle when he gives up on her. Both Maria and Anna end up falling in love with [[spoiler: Meguro]], while Ayu bullied Maria because she has a crush on Kanda.

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* LoveDodecahedron: [[spoiler: Kanda and Meguro]] fall in love with Maria, with Kurosu later joining as a third love interest [[spoiler: and taking Kanda's place in the LoveTriangle when he gives up on her. her]]. Both Maria [[spoiler:Maria and Anna Anna]] end up falling in love with [[spoiler: Meguro]], while Ayu bullied Maria because she has a crush on Kanda.


* GameBreakingInjury: [[spoiler: Meguro cuts her hand with the school's piano chords, making him unable to keep playing. Although it can heal, he always forces himself and makes the injury open again.

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* GameBreakingInjury: [[spoiler: Meguro cuts her his hand with the school's piano chords, making him unable to keep playing. Although it can heal, he always forces himself and makes the injury open again. It's heavily implied that he could permanently lose usage of his hand, and even with therapy, he might not be as great as a piano player as he is now.


* ChristianitcIsCatholic: Never outright stated, but considering the symbolism around Virgin Mary this is the most probable option.

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* ChristianitcIsCatholic: ChristianityIsCatholic: Never outright stated, but considering the symbolism around Virgin Mary this is the most probable option.

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* ChristianitcIsCatholic: Never outright stated, but considering the symbolism around Virgin Mary this is the most probable option.


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* RedemptionDemotion: Ayu becomes part of Maria's group after she's forgiven, but doesn't get as much spotlight as the others. Hana dissapears from the plot almost altogether.

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