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An AnimatedAdaptation by studio Nexus under director Yoshinobu Tokumoto will premiere on January 3, 2020. Creator/AniplexUSA has licensed the series with a simuldub being provided by Creator/FunimationEntertainment.

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An AnimatedAdaptation by studio Nexus under director Yoshinobu Tokumoto will premiere on January 3, 2020. Creator/AniplexUSA has licensed the series with a simuldub being provided by Creator/FunimationEntertainment.


* UngratefulTownsfolk: Towa calls out her own people for [[spoiler: venting their anger at the deaths of some of their children on the outsiders ''trying to help them'' rather than the outsiders who ''actually killed their kin'']].



* WhatTheHellTownspeople: Towa calls out her own people for [[spoiler: venting their anger at the deaths of some of their children on the outsiders ''trying to help them'' rather than the outsiders who ''actually killed their kin'']].


* DefeatMeansFriendship:

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* DefeatMeansFriendship:DefeatMeansFriendship: Kaname gets a lot of clan members and allies this way:



** Also, he gets [[spoiler:The Florist and Machinegun Man to temporarily ally with him]] only after he has defeated them. A bit of EnemyMine was also involved though, especially on the latter's part.
* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler: Cross Kazuya's pet parrot has a sigil that can manipulate earth and dirt. It used this to manipulate puppets of dirt created in its deceased master's image to gain revenge on Ryuji for killing Cross]].
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler: The main villain of the Off-Range Village mini-arc was a pet parrot that once belonged to a member of Eighth. Somehow, its owner managed to get it to accept a Darwin's Game invite and it gained a sigil]].
* EnemyMine: Ryuji (the player with the skull-faced tactical armor) refuses to team up with Kaname's group at first [[spoiler:because of the Florist's presence]] but quickly changes his mind when he finds out they have a common enemy.
* EveryoneHasASpecialMove: All the players have a Sigil, which lets them use a supernatural ability. For instance, the panda man can turn invisible while Shuka can control the movement of string-like objects.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Kaname]] Downplayed. [[spoiler:His response to seeing his friend be killed by One is to no longer abide by his ThouShaltNotKill morals]].
* FamedInStory: Banda-kun the Rookie Hunter, whose costume made him easy to remember, and Shuka the Undefeated Queen, for rather self-explanatory reasons. [[spoiler: Kaname defeating both of them in his first two fights gets him noticed very, ''very'' quickly]].

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** Also, he gets [[spoiler:The The Florist and Machinegun Man Ryuji to temporarily ally with him]] only him after he has defeated them. A bit of EnemyMine was also involved though, especially on the latter's part.
* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler: Cross Kazuya's [[spoiler: pet parrot parrot]] has a sigil that can manipulate earth and dirt. It They used this to manipulate puppets of dirt created in its deceased master's Cross' image to gain revenge on Ryuji for killing Cross]].
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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler: The main villain of the Off-Range Village mini-arc was [[spoiler: a pet parrot that once belonged to a member of Eighth. Somehow, its owner Cross managed to get it to accept a Darwin's Game invite and it gained a sigil]].
* EnemyMine: Ryuji (the player with the skull-faced tactical armor) refuses to team up with Kaname's group at first [[spoiler:because because of the Florist's presence]] presence but quickly changes his mind when he finds out they have a common enemy.
that Eighth was around.
* EveryoneHasASpecialMove: All the players have a Sigil, which lets them use a supernatural ability. For instance, the panda man Banda-kun can turn invisible while Shuka can control the movement movements of string-like objects.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Kaname]] Downplayed. [[spoiler:His response to seeing his friend be killed by One is to no longer abide by his ThouShaltNotKill morals]].
* FamedInStory: Banda-kun the Rookie Hunter, whose costume made him easy to remember, and Shuka the Undefeated Queen, for rather self-explanatory reasons. [[spoiler: Kaname defeating both of them in his first two fights gets him noticed very, ''very'' quickly]].quickly.



* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: [[spoiler: When Shuka and Kaname do the deed in Shuka’s room, Sui is able to sense it when she tries to sees Shuka and pushes Ryuuji who was also nearby away]].

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* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: [[spoiler: When Shuka and Kaname do the deed in Shuka’s room, room]], Sui is able to sense it when she tries to sees Shuka and pushes Ryuuji who was also nearby away]].away.



* TheMultiverse: [[spoiler: It turns out that there are several universes. The country of "Japan" that was featured in the Hunting Game came from one. The Duel with the Pirate King event features a universe where Earth's dominant species were not humans but {{Oni}}]].

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* TheMultiverse: [[spoiler: It turns out that there are several universes. [[spoiler: The country of "Japan" that was featured in the Hunting Game came from one. The Duel with the Pirate King event features a universe where Earth's dominant species were not humans but {{Oni}}]].



* {{Oni}}: [[spoiler: The Duel with the Pirate King pits Kaname and the other players against another universe's Oni. The {{Mooks}} can be dealt with but the leaders have powerful Sigils and any one of the commanders is by Kaname's own words roughly on Xuelan's level, putting his team at a severe disadvantage]].

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* {{Oni}}: [[spoiler: The Duel with the Pirate King pits Kaname and the other players against another universe's Oni. The {{Mooks}} can be dealt with but the leaders have powerful Sigils and any one of the commanders is by Kaname's own words roughly on Xuelan's level, putting his team at a severe disadvantage]].disadvantage.



* StarterVillain: The person who wears the Banda-kun mascot is known as the Novice Killer, [[spoiler: who is revealed to be none other than Kato, the adviser of Kaname's friend, Kyoda.]] He is also the first person Kaname has to face in Darwin's Game.

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* StarterVillain: The person who wears the Banda-kun mascot is known as the Novice Rookie Killer, [[spoiler: who is revealed to be none other than Kato, the adviser of Kaname's friend, Kyoda.]] He is also the first person Kaname has to face in Darwin's Game.



* WhatTheHellTownspeople: [[spoiler: Towa runs between the dueling Kaname and Rick and interrupts them. She then proceeds to call out her own people for venting their anger at the deaths of some of their children on the outsiders ''trying to help them'' rather than the outsiders who ''actually killed their kin'']].

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* WhatTheHellTownspeople: [[spoiler: Towa runs between the dueling Kaname and Rick and interrupts them. She then proceeds to call calls out her own people for [[spoiler: venting their anger at the deaths of some of their children on the outsiders ''trying to help them'' rather than the outsiders who ''actually killed their kin'']].


A brand new shounen manga written an authored by Flipflops. Yes, that is his pen name.

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A brand new shounen manga written an authored by Flipflops. Yes, that is his pen name.
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Beware of spoilers, some of which are unmarked {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}s.

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* JustAKid: A common reaction by adults to seeing young players in Darwin's Game is to not expect much from them. In some cases, this view would be justified, but in other cases, this could very well be their last mistake. As Ryuji puts it:
-->'''Ryuji''': I realise that when it comes to D-game, age and title aren't particularly meaningful. Because those that don't realize that, die first.

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* TheMultiverse: [[spoiler: It turns out that there are several universes. The country of "Japan" that was featured in the Hunting Game came from one. The Duel with the Pirate King event features a universe where Earth's dominant species were not humans but {{Oni}}]].


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* {{Oni}}: [[spoiler: The Duel with the Pirate King pits Kaname and the other players against another universe's Oni. The {{Mooks}} can be dealt with but the leaders have powerful Sigils and any one of the commanders is by Kaname's own words roughly on Xuelan's level, putting his team at a severe disadvantage]].


** Ryuji thought his LivingLieDetector ability was worthless. Then Kaname declared to One that he didn't consider Ryuji a friend and that we was just an ally of convenience, ''which his Sigil called bullshit on'', proving to Ryuji that Kaname actually feels the exact opposite. Ryuji was incredibly moved by it and was grateful to know his Sigil wasn't so worthless after all.

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** Ryuji thought his LivingLieDetector ability was worthless. Then Kaname declared to One that he didn't consider Ryuji a friend and that we he was just an ally of convenience, ''which his Sigil called bullshit on'', proving to Ryuji that Kaname actually feels the exact opposite. Ryuji was incredibly moved by it and was grateful to know his Sigil wasn't so worthless after all.


* TheClan: Some people on Darwin's Game also build clans in order to win the game. Kaname Sudo's Sunset Raven and One's Eighth are the prime examples of it.

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* TheClan: Some people on in Darwin's Game also build clans in order to win the game. Kaname Sudo's Sunset Raven and One's Eighth are the prime examples of it.



* DeadlyGame: Darwin's Game is a survival game where players are given some super powers known as Sigil, with its objectives being a KillEmAll game with the winner being given a huge sum of prize money.

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* DeadlyGame: Darwin's Game is a survival game where players are given some super powers known as Sigil, with its objectives players being a KillEmAll game with the winner being given a huge sum able to challenge each other for points which can be converted into cash, and killing your opponent gives you ''all'' of prize money.their points.



** How Kaname wins Shuka over as an ally.

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** How After Kaname wins defeats Shuka over as an ally.in battle, the next day, she became much friendlier and was outright smitten with him. Kaname even noted it's like her personality changed overnight.



* EveryoneHasASpecialMove: All the players have a Sigil, which lets them use a supernatural ability. For instance, [[spoiler: the panda man can turn invisible while Shuka can control the movement of string-like objects.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Kaname]] Downplayed. [[spoiler:His reponse to seeing his friend be killed by One is to no longer abide by his ThouShaltNotKill morals]].

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* EveryoneHasASpecialMove: All the players have a Sigil, which lets them use a supernatural ability. For instance, [[spoiler: instance, the panda man can turn invisible while Shuka can control the movement of string-like objects.]]
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Kaname]] Downplayed. [[spoiler:His reponse response to seeing his friend be killed by One is to no longer abide by his ThouShaltNotKill morals]].



* KillEmAll: The objective of Darwin's Game. The person who kills all of the other contestants and survives until the end will be announced as the winner.
* LanguageDrift: Despite the remarkable fact the island natives speak Japanese like the main characters, one key term is different. For them, Sigils are the power to see the future that their shrine maidens inherited from their ancestors while for the main characters, Sigils cover every power granted by Darwin's Game.

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* KillEmAll: The What many players assumed was the objective of Darwin's Game. The These players thought that the person who kills all of the other contestants and survives until the end will be announced as the winner.
* LanguageDrift: Despite the remarkable fact the island natives speak Japanese like the main characters, one key term is different. For them, Sigils are the power to see the future that their shrine maidens inherited from their ancestors while for the main characters, Sigils cover every power granted by Darwin's Game. [[spoiler: After they joined Kaname in his world though, they started using the word like Kaname and the other people of his world does]].



* TheMole: Superintendent Ayanokouji is one for the police, as he is a supporter of Trinity, the company that runs Darwin's Game, who are unaware that he is heading the police investigation into them.

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* TheMole: Superintendent Ayanokouji is one for the police, as he is a supporter customer of Trinity, the company clan that runs takes bets on Darwin's Game, Game matches and events, who are unaware that he is heading the police investigation into them.



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Kaname.

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Kaname.Kaname was just a student with nothing extraordinary about him up until his friend sent him a Darwin's Game invite for help.



* SuperEmpowering: Everyone who joins Darwin's Game, even by accident, is given some superpowers (known as Sigil) from their phone (or somebody else's phone which has a Darwin's Game app in it) in order to survive Darwin's Game. Examples of Sigil powers include Telekinetic powers, Metamorphosis powers, Mind Control, Expanded Senses and so on.

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* SuperEmpowering: Everyone who joins Darwin's Game, even by accident, is given some superpowers (known as Sigil) Sigils) from their phone (or somebody else's phone which has a Darwin's Game app in it) in order to survive Darwin's Game. Examples of Sigil powers include Telekinetic powers, Metamorphosis powers, Mind Control, Expanded Senses and so on.


* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: Though Magnolia and Towa can see the future, the future's not set in stone. If they foresee a BadFuture, it is possible to take steps to prevent it.

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* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: Though Magnolia and Towa can see the future, the future's not set in stone. If they foresee a BadFuture, it is possible to because they can take steps measures to prevent it.it. If the future ''was'' set in stone, then they wouldn't be getting visions in the first place. Only a future they could change will be given by their Sigil.

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* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: Though Magnolia and Towa can see the future, the future's not set in stone. If they foresee a BadFuture, it is possible to take steps to prevent it.

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* DishingOutDirt: [[spoiler: Cross Kazuya's pet parrot has a sigil that can manipulate earth and dirt. It used this to manipulate puppets of dirt created in its deceased master's image to gain revenge on Ryuji for killing Cross]].


* ScavengerHunt: Darwin's Game has a special event which is essentially a treasure hunt game. One of the examples of the treasure hunt event in the game is the event at Shibuya, where people need to collect several rings in order to win the game.

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* ScavengerHunt: TheReveal: After thoroughly analysing the Darwin's Game app itself, Rain became absolutely certain of a few things about the GM. [[spoiler: The real purpose of Darwin's Game is to spread Sigils around. The more wielders of powerful Sigils, the better. Also, the app doesn't need an internet connection to work, which could only mean the GM has a special event which is essentially a treasure hunt game. One of the examples of the sigil that can manipulate electromagnetic waves]].
* ScavengerHunt: The
treasure hunt event in the game is the event at of Shibuya, where people need to collect several at least three rings in order to win not die if the game.clearing condition isn't met by the end of the time limit.


* {{Fanservice}}: The chapter covers have most, if not all, the female members of Sunset Ravens underclothed, in erotic poses, or both.

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* {{Fanservice}}: The chapter covers often have most, if not all, the various female members of Sunset Ravens underclothed, characters under-clothed, in erotic poses, or both.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Kaname is of the opinion that even seemingly weak Sigils can be incredible if people use them right. He has yet to be proven wrong. Some examples:
** Ryuji thought his LivingLieDetector ability was worthless. Then Kaname declared to One that he didn't consider Ryuji a friend and that we was just an ally of convenience, ''which his Sigil called bullshit on'', proving to Ryuji that Kaname actually feels the exact opposite. Ryuji was incredibly moved by it and was grateful to know his Sigil wasn't so worthless after all.
** Ouji thought his SuperSenses was too limited to be useful in most circumstances. But then he met Kaname and was encouraged to be more open-minded about his Sigil. He then literally shifted his perspective and discovered that his Sigil isn't limited to ground-bound perspectives and can see things from the sky.


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* SuperpowerLottery: Some people end up with powerful Sigils, and others not so much. The high-ranking players are the ones who won the lottery, such as Kaname with his SpontaneousWeaponCreation.


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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: People with weak Sigils often complain about it, but Kaname is of the opinion that even weak Sigils can be useful if people make the most of it. Kaname has yet to be proven wrong.
* WhatTheHellTownspeople: [[spoiler: Towa runs between the dueling Kaname and Rick and interrupts them. She then proceeds to call out her own people for venting their anger at the deaths of some of their children on the outsiders ''trying to help them'' rather than the outsiders who ''actually killed their kin'']].

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