Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Manga / Genzo

Go To



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The Samoji sword in the second volume and the Gotsumaru blade in the special. [[spoiler: the Yamiganemaru blade in the last story]].
* ActionGirl: Kiku and Otsuru
* AloofBigBrother: Koshiro Honebami to Genzo
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Sort of: Kiku says she will only marry a man strong enough to beat her in a swordfight, but she has eyes only for Genzo
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: sort of. Kiku's love for Genzo is clear, [[spoiler: but only in the final story she asks him to marry her]].
* {{Antihero}}: Genzo. He slowly gets better thanks to Kiku and Otsuru

to:

%% * AbsurdlySharpBlade: The Samoji sword in the second volume and the Gotsumaru blade in the special. [[spoiler: the The Yamiganemaru blade in the last story]].
%% * ActionGirl: Kiku and Otsuru
Otsuru.
%%
* AloofBigBrother: Koshiro Honebami to Genzo
Genzo.
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Sort of: Played with. Kiku says she will only marry a man strong enough to beat her in a swordfight, but she has eyes only for Genzo
Genzo.
%%
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: sort Sort of. Kiku's love for Genzo is clear, [[spoiler: but only in the final story she asks him to marry her]].
%% * {{Antihero}}: Genzo. He slowly gets better thanks to Kiku and OtsuruOtsuru.



* ArtificialLimbs: at the beginning of the last story a limpy old man asks Genzo to make an artificial leg for him. [[spoiler: it doesn't end well..]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Kiku with Tatsumaru at first. It was later played for laughs in a Kiku-centered mini arc.
* AsideGlance: Kiku at the end of the above-mentioned ArrangedMarriage miniarc. See also LesYay below.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: When Genzo is wrapped in Koshirou's flesh doll, he manage to stop it by finding and snappig its ninyh "spine segment" in its back. Later Koshiro does a similar trick by ordering his crow to sever Genzo's puppert's threads.
* AttemptedRape: First Kiku's uncle [[ParentalIncest on her]], and then Denzaemon on Oshizu ''with a [[GroinAttack katana blade.]]'' They both get what they deserve...
* AxeCrazy: [[spoiler:Yasuke wielding the Yamiganemaru and, for a brief instant, Kiku herself.]]
* BadAssAdorable: Otsuru.
* BadAssNormal: Pricess Kiku may lack tricks or otherwordly powers, but she's more than capable to slice through hordes of enemies DualWielding swords!
* BaldOfAwesome: The one-shot villain Kyokai the Warrior Monk sports one.
* BarbieDollAnatomy, averted: Naked women will often appear, and not only their nipples but also their pubes are visible.

to:

* ArtificialLimbs: at At the beginning of the last story story, a limpy limping old man asks Genzo to make an artificial leg for him. [[spoiler: it It doesn't end well..]]
%% * ArrangedMarriage: Kiku with Tatsumaru at first. It was later played for laughs in a Kiku-centered mini arc.
%% * AsideGlance: Kiku at the end of the above-mentioned ArrangedMarriage miniarc.mini-arc. See also LesYay below.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: When Genzo is wrapped in Koshirou's flesh doll, he manage to stop it by finding and snappig snapping its ninyh ninth "spine segment" in its back. Later Koshiro does a similar trick by ordering his crow to sever Genzo's puppert's puppet's threads.
%% * AttemptedRape: First Kiku's uncle [[ParentalIncest on her]], and then Denzaemon on Oshizu ''with a [[GroinAttack katana blade.]]'' They both get what they deserve...
%% * AxeCrazy: [[spoiler:Yasuke wielding the Yamiganemaru and, for a brief instant, Kiku herself.]]
%% * BadAssAdorable: Otsuru.
* BadAssNormal: Pricess Princess Kiku may lack tricks or otherwordly powers, but she's more than capable to slice through hordes of enemies DualWielding swords!
%% * BaldOfAwesome: The one-shot villain Kyokai the Warrior Monk sports one.
* BarbieDollAnatomy, averted: Averted: Naked women will often appear, and not only their nipples but also their pubes are visible.



* {{Bifauxnen}}: Prince(ss) Kiku can easly pass as an attractive man when she wears samurai clothes. [[spoiler:Kiyone does this as well.]]
* BigBad: Each story has its own, but probably the most blatant and suitable is Maria Kusuru.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding]]:[[spoiler:Kiku survives and both Yasuke and Yamiganemaru are no longer a threat, but Genzo, whi survived the fire, has left, but he may be back again.]]

to:

* {{Bifauxnen}}: Prince(ss) Kiku can easly easily pass as an attractive man when she wears samurai clothes. clothes.
%% **
[[spoiler:Kiyone does this as well.]]
%% * BigBad: Each story has its own, but probably the most blatant and suitable is Maria Kusuru.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding]]:[[spoiler:Kiku BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler:Kiku survives and both Yasuke and Yamiganemaru are no longer a threat, but Genzo, whi survived the fire, has left, but he may be back again.]]



* BlushSticker: Osato has them.
* BreakTheCutie: Poor Genzo, who got his wife horribly killed in front of his eyes. Also Otsuru in volumes 1 and 5.

to:

%% * BlushSticker: Osato has them.
%% * BreakTheCutie: Poor Genzo, who got his wife horribly killed in front of his eyes. Also Otsuru in volumes 1 and 5.



* ChekhovsGun: Kohayamaru the Wholphin

to:

A%% * ChekhovsGun: Kohayamaru the WholphinWholphin.



* CreepyDoll
* CuteLittleFangs: Otsuru has them.

to:

%% * CreepyDoll
%% * CuteLittleFangs: Otsuru has them.



* CuteGhostGirl: Kiku helped one once. That specific story also ends with a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Genzo

to:

%% * CuteGhostGirl: Kiku helped one once. That specific story also ends with a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
%% * DarkAndTroubledPast: Genzo



* EvilCounterpart: Koshiro to Genzo.
* EvilTwin: In an Otsuru-centered miniarc, a man abandons one of his newborn twins in a field. The boy grows up as a stubborn farmer named Kosuke. [[spoiler:He falls in love with Otsuru, asks her to be his wife and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments gives her a new wooden arm]]. Then his {{Jerkass}} noble brother pops out and [[KickTheDog kill him for the Lulz]]. At least he got slain by Otsuru, too.]]
* EvilWeapon: The Jintsumaru Tenganken is said to have hypnotic powers. True or not, is still a darn creepy, sharp katana.

to:

%% * EvilCounterpart: Koshiro to Genzo.
* EvilTwin: In an Otsuru-centered miniarc, a man abandons one of his newborn twins in a field. The boy grows up as a stubborn farmer named Kosuke. [[spoiler:He falls in love with Otsuru, asks her to be his wife and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments gives her a new wooden arm]]. arm. Then his {{Jerkass}} noble brother pops out and [[KickTheDog kill him for the Lulz]].laughs]]. At least he got slain by Otsuru, too.]]
* EvilWeapon: EvilWeapon:
**
The Jintsumaru Tenganken is said to have hypnotic powers. True or not, is still a darn creepy, sharp katana.



* FakingTheDead: Done sometimes, it's one of Genzo's specialties, Including [[spoiler:Osato, Tatsugoro Momose, Kiyone]].

to:

%% * FakingTheDead: Done sometimes, it's one of Genzo's specialties, Including [[spoiler:Osato, Tatsugoro Momose, Kiyone]].



* GagPenis: In the fifth volume, Kiku is ill, and asks to Genzo to build a puppet to use against her suitors. However, when its pants comes off it's revealed that he gave the puppet a.... noticeable one.
* {{Gonk}}: Hideyoshi really looks like a monkey!

to:

* GagPenis: In the fifth volume, Kiku is ill, and asks to Genzo to build a puppet to use against her suitors. However, when its pants comes off it's revealed that he gave the puppet a....a... noticeable one.
%% * {{Gonk}}: Hideyoshi really looks like a monkey!



* {{Hammerspace}}: averted, Genzo is always seen with a huge wardrobe-sized box on his back which contains his tools and tricks.

to:

* {{Hammerspace}}: averted, Averted, Genzo is always seen with a huge wardrobe-sized box on his back which contains his tools and tricks.



* [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Spring Sequence]]. Happens once, with a handful of {{Fanservice}}.
* {{Hulkspeak}}: Otsuru speak in a similar fashion from volume two onward. She finally speaks normally again in the last story.

to:

%% * [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Spring Sequence]]. Happens once, with a handful of {{Fanservice}}.
%% * {{Hulkspeak}}: Otsuru speak in a similar fashion from volume two onward. She finally speaks normally again in the last story.



* [[spoiler:IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy]]: [[spoiler: Saki's ghost to Genzo and also to Koshiro.]]

to:

* [[spoiler:IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy]]: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Saki's ghost to Genzo and also to Koshiro.]]



* JackTheRipoff: Denzaemon's modus operandi.
* {{Jerkass}}: Many of them. [[spoiler:Kosuke's twin brother takes the cake.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Genzo

to:

%% * JackTheRipoff: Denzaemon's modus operandi.
%% * {{Jerkass}}: Many of them. [[spoiler:Kosuke's twin brother takes the cake.]]
%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Genzo



* KnockoutGas: Used a lot by Genzo, with the gas usually stored in his puppets.
* LuminescentBlush: Kiku, whenever she daydreams about herself and Genzo.

to:

%% * KnockoutGas: Used a lot by Genzo, with the gas usually stored in his puppets.
%% * LuminescentBlush: Kiku, whenever she daydreams about herself and Genzo.



* {{Ninja}}: They once met a small gang of young ninja boys. ItMakesSenseInContext.

to:

* {{Ninja}}: They once met a small gang of young ninja boys. ItMakesSenseInContext.



* ParentalAbandonment: Genzo was adopted by [[OldMaster Seibei]].
* PluckyGirl: O-shizu.

to:

%% * ParentalAbandonment: Genzo was adopted by [[OldMaster Seibei]].
%% * PluckyGirl: O-shizu.



* '''[[PeoplePuppets Puppet Master]]''': Forget [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasori]], forget [[Manga/OnePiece Doflamingo]], [[RuleOfThree forget]] [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Legato]]. Tsuchimura Genzo is simply '''THE''' ''KING'' of this trope!
* RazorFloss: Averted. Genzo uses a lot of threads, but never as weapons. [[spoiler: during his first battle with Yasuke uses them to bind him in order to get some time, and Koshiro used a similar trick to bind Kiku]].
* SeeYouInHell: [[spoiler:Maria, after her VillainousBreakdown at the very end. With a little of TakingYouWithMe.]]
* SlasherSmile: Genzo has somewhat of this when he gets serious, and he's as creepy as Hell. Maria has one, too, but not so creepy.
* StalkerWithACrush: Kiku sometimes behaves as one towards Genzo. Wheter he's aware of this (or if he cares) or not is unknown..
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: For Denzaemon at least, who's smart enough to have a longer, deadlier sword concealed in the cloack. Then he met the nameless samurai....
* {{Tsundere}}: Kiku.

to:

* '''[[PeoplePuppets Puppet Master]]''': Forget [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasori]], forget [[Manga/OnePiece Doflamingo]], [[RuleOfThree forget]] [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Legato]]. Tsuchimura Genzo is simply '''THE''' ''KING'' of this trope!
makes and controls living puppets.
* RazorFloss: Averted. Genzo uses a lot of threads, but never as weapons. [[spoiler: during During his first battle with Yasuke uses them to bind him in order to get some time, and Koshiro used a similar trick to bind Kiku]].
%% * SeeYouInHell: [[spoiler:Maria, after her VillainousBreakdown at the very end. With a little of TakingYouWithMe.]]
%% * SlasherSmile: SlasherSmile:
**
Genzo has somewhat of this when he gets serious, and he's as creepy as Hell. Hell.
**
Maria has one, too, but not so creepy.
%% * StalkerWithACrush: Kiku sometimes behaves as one towards Genzo. Wheter he's aware of this (or if he cares) or not is unknown..
%% * ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: For Denzaemon at least, who's smart enough to have a longer, deadlier sword concealed in the cloack.cloak. Then he met the nameless samurai....
%% * {{Tsundere}}: Kiku.



* WifeHusbandry: Gender-flipped with [[spoiler:young Genzo and Saki, courtesy of Koshiro]].

to:

%% * WifeHusbandry: Gender-flipped with [[spoiler:young Genzo and Saki, courtesy of Koshiro]].



* YouCantFightFate: The story of "Decepting the Ghost" in the fifth volume.

to:

%% * YouCantFightFate: The story of "Decepting the Ghost" in the fifth volume.


* CuteGhostGirl: Kiku helped one once. That specific story also ends with a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming

to:

* CuteGhostGirl: Kiku helped one once. That specific story also ends with a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarmingSugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.



* EvilTwin: In an Otsuru-centered miniarc, a man abandons one of his newborn twins in a field. The boy grows up as a stubborn farmer named Kosuke. [[spoiler:He falls in love with Otsuru, asks her to be his wife and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gives her a new wooden arm]]. Then his {{Jerkass}} noble brother pops out and [[KickTheDog kill him for the Lulz]]. At least he got slain by Otsuru, too.]]

to:

* EvilTwin: In an Otsuru-centered miniarc, a man abandons one of his newborn twins in a field. The boy grows up as a stubborn farmer named Kosuke. [[spoiler:He falls in love with Otsuru, asks her to be his wife and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments gives her a new wooden arm]]. Then his {{Jerkass}} noble brother pops out and [[KickTheDog kill him for the Lulz]]. At least he got slain by Otsuru, too.]]



* NotDistractedByTheSexy: A village leader once tried to entice Genzo with two beautiful, curvaceous ladies. His answer? Sending out a frog puppet [[CrowningMomentOfFunny who called them both "Ugly Hags!"]]

to:

* NotDistractedByTheSexy: A village leader once tried to entice Genzo with two beautiful, curvaceous ladies. His answer? Sending out a frog puppet [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments who called them both "Ugly Hags!"]]


'''''Genzo''''', a.k.a. '''''Genzou Hitogata Kiwa''''' (''Genzo: Tale of the Human-shaped Fiend''), is a short manga consisting of five volumes and written by Yuzo Takada, author of ''Manga/SazanEyes'' and ''Manga/BlueSeed''.

to:

'''''Genzo''''', ''Genzo'', a.k.a. '''''Genzou ''Genzou Hitogata Kiwa''''' Kiwa'' (''Genzo: Tale of the Human-shaped Fiend''), is a short manga consisting of five volumes and written by Yuzo Takada, author of ''Manga/SazanEyes'' and ''Manga/BlueSeed''.


* BadAss: Genzo. Also the nameless Samurai with Gotsumaru in the extra. Koshiro may count as well.
** BadAssAdorable: Otsuru.
** BadAssNormal: Pricess Kiku may lack tricks or otherwordly powers, but she's more than capable to slice through hordes of enemies DualWielding swords!

to:

* BadAss: Genzo. Also the nameless Samurai with Gotsumaru in the extra. Koshiro may count as well.
**
BadAssAdorable: Otsuru.
** * BadAssNormal: Pricess Kiku may lack tricks or otherwordly powers, but she's more than capable to slice through hordes of enemies DualWielding swords!



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: For Denzaemon at least, who's smart enough to have a longer, deadlier sword concealed in the cloack. Then he met [[BadAss the nameless samurai]]....

to:

* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: For Denzaemon at least, who's smart enough to have a longer, deadlier sword concealed in the cloack. Then he met [[BadAss the nameless samurai]]....samurai....


The series doesn't really follow a specific arc, but it's more like a series of short stories, usually in a {{Horror}} fashion with some dark humor, drama and mistery inside. One of the volumes contains a short story titled "Gostuden" (Tale of the Gotsu Sword) which take place two hundred years later and its about O-shizu, a young girl working for a ''Kawaraban'' (sort of newspaper), a wandering swordmaster looking for a cursed blade and some mysterious gruesome murders.

to:

The series doesn't really follow a specific arc, but it's more like a series of short stories, usually in a {{Horror}} fashion with some dark humor, drama and mistery inside. One of the volumes contains a short story titled "Gostuden" "Gotsuden" (Tale of the Gotsu Sword) which take place two hundred years later and its about O-shizu, a young girl working for a ''Kawaraban'' (sort of newspaper), a wandering swordmaster looking for a cursed blade and some mysterious gruesome murders.

Added DiffLines:

* ProfaneLastWords: [[TheDragon Kurojishi]] use his last words before exploding to smithereens to curse Genzo. Loudly.


The story begins in the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, when UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi is the ruler of the land. The beautiful but [[{{Tomboy}} tomboyish]] princess Kiku of Kamigawa ask the help of the legendary "Puppet Master" Seibei Tsuchimura, in order stop the plans of her EvilUncle who has poisoned her [[KissingCousins Cousin/future husband]] Tatsumaru. The old Seibei has left the Puppetmastery art long ago, but he offer her the help of his apprentice and son-in-law [[SociopathicHero Genzo Tsuchimura]], who is trying to make a perfect puppet of her deceased and beloved wife Saki. Soon the OddCouple get involved in a series of weird events and secrets plots.

to:

The story begins in the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, when UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi is the ruler of the land. The beautiful but [[{{Tomboy}} tomboyish]] {{tomboy}}ish princess Kiku of Kamigawa ask the help of the legendary "Puppet Master" Seibei Tsuchimura, in order stop the plans of her EvilUncle who has poisoned her [[KissingCousins Cousin/future husband]] Tatsumaru. The old Seibei has left the Puppetmastery art long ago, but he offer her the help of his apprentice and son-in-law [[SociopathicHero Genzo Tsuchimura]], who is trying to make a perfect puppet of her deceased and beloved wife Saki. Soon the OddCouple get involved in a series of weird events and secrets plots.






* KnockoutGas: Used a lot by {{Genzo}}, with the gas usually stored in his puppets.

to:

* KnockoutGas: Used a lot by {{Genzo}}, Genzo, with the gas usually stored in his puppets.



* '''[[PeoplePuppets Puppet Master]]''': Forget [[{{Naruto}} Sasori]], forget [[OnePiece Doflamingo]], [[RuleOfThree forget]] [[{{Trigun}} Legato]]. Tsuchimura Genzo is simply '''THE''' ''KING'' of this trope!

to:

* '''[[PeoplePuppets Puppet Master]]''': Forget [[{{Naruto}} [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasori]], forget [[OnePiece [[Manga/OnePiece Doflamingo]], [[RuleOfThree forget]] [[{{Trigun}} [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Legato]]. Tsuchimura Genzo is simply '''THE''' ''KING'' of this trope!


* FrogsAndToads: Genzo is always followed by small frog-like puppets dressed like samurais and can make them speak.


* CreepyCrows: Koshirou has a huge creepy raven on his shoulder. Apparently, it's also a puppet.



* RavensAndCrows: Koshirou has a huge creepy raven on his shoulder. Apparently, it's also a puppet.


* LesYay: A tiny instance. when Kiku manages to defeat all her male suitors, her retainer decide to change plans and offers "[[{{Tomboy}} ''Prince'']] Kiku's hand to various beautiful noblewomen. Kiku wasn't amused....
** Also in the first volume, when one of Kiku's friends jokingly suggest that she should take wife and become "Feudal ''Lord''" of Kamikawa.


* FetishFuel: Tons of it. Genzo is a huge offender, and has a thing for looking closely at naked and beautiful bodies... and it's implied that the gender [[DepravedBisexual is irrelevant]]. (granted, he's not really interested in sex, mind you...)
** FetishFuelStationAttendant: Genzo and Otsuru.


* CovertPervert: Hideyoshi is hinted to be one, since he left Maria in charge of her clan because of her..... [[BuxomIsBetter "female charms"..]].



* {{Gonk}}: Hideyoshi really looks like a monkey!



* ToyotomiHideyoshi: He appears in the story, but he's not a major figure. Besides, he [[{{Gonk}} really looks like a monkey!]]
** He's also hinted to be a CovertPervert, since he left Maria in charge of her clan because of her..... [[BuxomIsBetter "female charms"..]].


The story begins in Feudal Japan, when ToyotomiHideyoshi is the ruler of the land. The beautiful but [[{{Tomboy}} tomboish]] princess Kiku of Kamigawa ask the help of the legendary "Puppet Master" Seibei Tsuchimura, in order stop the plans of her EvilUncle who has poisoned her [[KissingCousins Cousin/future husband]] Tatsumaru. The old Seibei has left the Puppetmastery art long ago, but he offer her the help of his apprentice and son-in-law [[SociopathicHero Genzo Tsuchimura]], who is trying to make a perfect puppet of her deceased and beloved wife Saki. Soon the OddCouple get involved in a series of weird events and secrets plots.

to:

The story begins in Feudal Japan, the UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai, when ToyotomiHideyoshi UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi is the ruler of the land. The beautiful but [[{{Tomboy}} tomboish]] tomboyish]] princess Kiku of Kamigawa ask the help of the legendary "Puppet Master" Seibei Tsuchimura, in order stop the plans of her EvilUncle who has poisoned her [[KissingCousins Cousin/future husband]] Tatsumaru. The old Seibei has left the Puppetmastery art long ago, but he offer her the help of his apprentice and son-in-law [[SociopathicHero Genzo Tsuchimura]], who is trying to make a perfect puppet of her deceased and beloved wife Saki. Soon the OddCouple get involved in a series of weird events and secrets plots.


* SlasherSmile: Genzo has somewhat of this when he gets serious, and he's [[NightmareFuel as creepy as Hell!]]. Maria has one, too, but not so creepy.

to:

* SlasherSmile: Genzo has somewhat of this when he gets serious, and he's [[NightmareFuel as creepy as Hell!]].Hell. Maria has one, too, but not so creepy.


The story begins in Feudal Japan, when ToyotomiHideyoshi is the ruler of the land. The beautiful but [[{{Tomboy}} tomboish]] princess Kiku of Kamigawa ask the help of the legendary "Puppet Master" Seibei Tsuchimura, in order stop the plans of her EvilUncle who has poisoned her [[KissingCousins Cousin/future husband]] Tatsumaru. The old Seibei has left the Puppetmastery art long ago, but he offer her the help of his apprentice and son-in-law [[HeroicSociopath Genzo Tsuchimura]], who is trying to make a perfect puppet of her deceased and beloved wife Saki. Soon the OddCouple get involved in a series of weird events and secrets plots.

to:

The story begins in Feudal Japan, when ToyotomiHideyoshi is the ruler of the land. The beautiful but [[{{Tomboy}} tomboish]] princess Kiku of Kamigawa ask the help of the legendary "Puppet Master" Seibei Tsuchimura, in order stop the plans of her EvilUncle who has poisoned her [[KissingCousins Cousin/future husband]] Tatsumaru. The old Seibei has left the Puppetmastery art long ago, but he offer her the help of his apprentice and son-in-law [[HeroicSociopath [[SociopathicHero Genzo Tsuchimura]], who is trying to make a perfect puppet of her deceased and beloved wife Saki. Soon the OddCouple get involved in a series of weird events and secrets plots.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 22

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback