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* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Most of the bad guys, but also Ryuko's adoptive father, Laila's father and Housei.]]



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: In the manga, Housei is killed by Shimei and his corpse is later possessed to be his last vessel.]]
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Minor villain Shouka does this to Laila. A rare case when a woman does this to another woman.



* TheChosenOne: ''Seven'' of them, actually.
* DarkActionGirl: Shouka

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* TheChosenOne: ''Seven'' of them, actually.
actually. According to Shoukaku in the manga, the Nishintenson (Hagun and Tonro, the opposite stars) are bound to fight each other, while the five Goushintoshi lesser stars have to contain their destruction.
* DarkActionGirl: ShoukaShouka, powerful enough to put an entire town under her rule. Suffers TheWorfEffect when Housei fights her with a mundane bow and beats her.



* EnigmaticMinion: Shimei
* FauxAffablyEvil: Shimei

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* EnigmaticMinion: Shimei
Shimei, to the point that when Keiro's underlings report that he's again disappeared, Keiro simply states that he should let be.
* EyeScream: Manga only, [[spoiler: Ryuko loses an eye to Keiro to protect Taito.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: ShimeiShimei is always affable and corteous, too bad he's an utter, psychotic nutjob.[[spoiler: Not to mention, he's the one responsible for Keiro's StartOfDarkness in the first place.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNoWhere: [[spoiler: In a sense, Shimei: he does appear from the beginning, it's highly implied to be supernatural, but after TheReveal, noone reveals who built Shimei for the purpose of "recording human events", leaving him shrouded in mystery.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: Shoukaku does works for the best interests of the Empire. Still, he's aloof, ruthless and manipulative, not to mention that he basically doesn nothing at all to stop Keirou directly, relying on a series of subtle plans and manipulation that ultimately don't prevent the death of hundreds of people, arguably making him a KarmaHoudini.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Shimei spends most of the manga tormenting Laila at every step. Eventually, is Laila who kills off his last host, Housei, and cleaves the sword in half, destroying Shimei for good.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Housei in the manga, not before taking Shimei with him.]]
* KillEmAll: Keiro's plans for the Empire? Step one, become Emperor. Step two, get rid of the former government. Step three? [[spoiler: Get rid of any single citizen of the Empire.]]



* [[spoiler:LivingWeapon: Shimei is actually a demon sword who can possess other bodies, living or dead, in order to roam.]]

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* [[spoiler:LivingWeapon: Shimei is actually a demon sword who can possess other bodies, living or dead, in order to roam. In the manga, Shoukaku ultimately dismiss the destroyed Kenkaranbu as an evil weapon that seeks nothing but massacre, in spite of his wielder.]]



* MyBelovedSmother: Kouei, Housei's master, is a non-relative example. She's very clingy to him.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Ryuko. His first appearance has him admitting he got lost finding the temple Taito lives at. Ryuko guides Taito and Laila to get the Kenkarapu back, but when they meet Housei, Housei says they're going in a completely different direction to their destination.
* [[spoiler:NotBloodSiblings: Turns out to be the case for Leila and Taito.]]
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Kenkarapu.

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* MyBelovedSmother: Kouei, Housei's master, is a non-relative example. She's very clingy to him.
him, which causes him to describe her as an "Old Crone" (Onibaba in the original dub).
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Kouchou agrees with Keiro and follows his plans unquestionably, but the moment Keiro's daughter Taki is risking her life, Koucho questions Keiro's motivations and escapes, taking the Emperor and Taki with him.]]
** Ryuko is left in a pitiful mess after [[spoiler: siding with Keiro, betraying his friends and killing his foster father.]]
* NoSenseOfDirection: Ryuko. His first appearance has him admitting he got lost finding the temple Taito lives at. Ryuko guides Taito and Laila to get the Kenkarapu Kenkaranbu back, but when they meet Housei, Housei says they're going in a completely different direction to their destination.
* [[spoiler:NotBloodSiblings: Turns out to be the case for Leila Laila and Taito.]]
* OneManArmy: Keiro and his subordinate Kochou are more than enough to conquer a fortified citadel and destroy the garrison guarding it.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: After being knocked out cold during the final battle against Taito, Keiro is fully possessed by Tonro and grows even larger, with the tattoo on his back expanding and a third eye opening in his forehead.]]
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Kenkarapu.Kenkaranbu.



* RefusalOfTheCall: Traditionally, the Hagun is the rightful heir to the Kei Empire as it's their duty to protect the empire and the Kenkarapu signifies them as such, once [[spoiler:Taito resolves that he would not become the emperor, the Kenkarapu immediately unsheathes for Keiro, the Tonro.]]

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* RealMenWearPink: Koyo's massive, manly pirate with a kickass weapon... who enjoys making make up and powders for women in his spare time.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Traditionally, the Hagun is the rightful heir to the Kei Empire as it's their duty to protect the empire and the Kenkarapu Kenkaranbu signifies them as such, once [[spoiler:Taito resolves that he would not become the emperor, the Kenkarapu Kenkaranbu immediately unsheathes for Keiro, the Tonro.]]



* SlasherSmile: Keiro's main form of smile, which means that you should get away asap. Shimei also performs an half-hidden one [[note]] the panel shows the upper part of the face, but by the expression of the eyes and the corner of the mouth in sight there's no mistaking [[/note]] when he states that, should Hagun and Tonro come to fight each other seriously, everyone will die.



** [[BareFistedMonk Bare-Fisted]] IdiotHero: Taito. Later obtains a CoolSword.
** DeadlyDisc: Shokaku uses two disc-blades.

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** [[BareFistedMonk Bare-Fisted]] IdiotHero: Taito. Later obtains a CoolSword.
CoolSword, but goes back to his fists in the finale.
** DeadlyDisc: Shokaku uses two disc-blades. In the manga, he can wield a whole array and make them levitate.



** KnifeNut: Rinmei (and later Laila)

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** KnifeNut: Rinmei (and later Laila)Laila) wields a small precious Dao.



** SimpleStaff: Ryuko

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** SimpleStaff: RyukoRyuko wields one.
** On the villainous side, we have Keiro (Dao, a Polearm and later [[spoiler: Kenkaranbu]]), Koucho (Two massive swords) Shimei (a dao [[spoiler: himself]]) and



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Keiro absorbs Shimei when he realizes that the latter is in the way of his plans.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: In the anime, [[spoiler: after overthrowing the emperor, Keiro gathered everyone in the empire, only to be turned to zombies through the power of Banshou Shimei]]

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* WreckedWeapons: What happened to Taito whenever he used Soukidan with any mundane weapon. Housei also manages ti destroy Keiro's glaive with his arrows, while Ryuko does this to Kochou's broadswords.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Keiro absorbs Shimei when he realizes that the latter is in the way of his plans. Anime only though.]]
* YouShallNotPass: Rinmei pulls this on the invading soldiers attacking the temple. Earlier, Taito, Housei and Ryuko pulls one on Keiro and Kocho, [[spoiler: which ends with a CurbStompBattle and Ryuko defecting.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: In the anime, [[spoiler: after overthrowing the emperor, Keiro gathered everyone in the empire, only to be turned to zombies through the power of Banshou Shimei]]Shimei]]
** Downplayed in the manga, Shimei can... do something to people to turn them into mindless soldiers that FeelNoPain.


* EnigmaticMinion: Shinmei
* FauxAffablyEvil: Shinmei
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Subverted with Ryuko. At first he sided with Taito, then his adoptive father Ryusho tells him he doesn't have to be on Taito's side, resulting in him "siding" with Keiro after Shinmei revealed to him that Keiro's his father. After Shokaku's HeroicSacrifice, he sides with Taito again in taking down Keiro.

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* EnigmaticMinion: Shinmei
Shimei
* FauxAffablyEvil: Shinmei
Shimei
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Subverted with Ryuko. At first he sided with Taito, then his adoptive father Ryusho tells him he doesn't have to be on Taito's side, resulting in him "siding" with Keiro after Shinmei Shimei revealed to him that Keiro's his father. After Shokaku's HeroicSacrifice, he sides with Taito again in taking down Keiro.



* [[spoiler:LivingWeapon: Shinmei is actually a demon sword who can possess other bodies, living or dead, in order to roam.]]

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* [[spoiler:LivingWeapon: Shinmei Shimei is actually a demon sword who can possess other bodies, living or dead, in order to roam.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Keiro absorbs Shinmei when he realizes that the latter is in the way of his plans.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: In the anime, [[spoiler: after overthrowing the emperor, Keiro gathered everyone in the empire, only to be turned to zombies through the power of Banshou Shinmei]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Keiro absorbs Shinmei Shimei when he realizes that the latter is in the way of his plans.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: In the anime, [[spoiler: after overthrowing the emperor, Keiro gathered everyone in the empire, only to be turned to zombies through the power of Banshou Shinmei]]Shimei]]


It's illustrated by the author of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', HiromuArakawa. and written by Huang Jin Zhou - pseudonym of a group including Arakawa and studios Genco and Flag.

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It's illustrated by the author of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', HiromuArakawa.Creator/HiromuArakawa. and written by Huang Jin Zhou - pseudonym of a group including Arakawa and studios Genco and Flag.


* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Taito
** TheLancer: Ryuko. Doubles as TheSmartGuy
** TheBigGuy: Hosei (While not big, his personality's really more brash.)
** ActionGirl: Rinmei
** TheChick: Laila
** Later on, after Ryuko leaves them:
** TheHero: Taito
** TheLancer: Hosei
** TheBigGuy: Koyo. Like Ryuko, he doubles as TheSmartGuy
** ActionGirl: Rinmei
** TheChick: Laila


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It is the time of wars.

In the chaotic Empire, a group of seven heroes of the stars, the Hokushin-Tenkun, rose to lead the common folk. Out of the seven a destiny of heated battle unfolds between the "Two Noble Spirits", Hagun and Tonrou. Originally the two should not exist in the same time but the gears of Fate have turned otherwise.

In the current feeble state of the Ken Empire, the conflicting "Two Noble Spirits" - Taitou Shirei of Hagun and Keirou of Tonrou each fight for their view of justice and the peace of the countries and their home country.

In the name of Fate, the justice of whom shall prevail...?

It's illustrated by the author of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', HiromuArakawa. and written by Huang Jin Zhou - pseudonym of a group including Arakawa and studios Genco and Flag.

An animated adaptation aired in 2007 for 26 episodes while the manga concluded in 2010.
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!!Provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Rinmei. Doubles as an ActionGirlfriend for Ryuko/[[spoiler:Keiko]].
* AnyoneCanDie
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: [[BloodKnight Keiro]] and his second-in-command break the siege of Goken on their own. ''Just the two of them''.
* BreakTheCutie: Laila reaches this point when [[spoiler:she finds out Taito's fate as the Hagun resulted in death of her parents and their adoptive father, going so far as to try and kill him in anger before she comes to her senses.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Naiden, a technique that allows one to attack through objects without harming anything other than the target, was introduced early on by Kouei. [[spoiler: It's used again in Taito's battle with Keiro, who was using Ryuko as a shield.]]
* TheChosenOne: ''Seven'' of them, actually.
* DarkActionGirl: Shouka
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Soukiho is a somewhat more mild form of this trope, as it causes thin cuts in Taito if he doesn't control it correctly.
* DirtyOldMan: Sonnei, whose first appearance is patting Laila's butt while remarking Ryuko managed to get food from Laila and Taito and be guided by them. At the end of the chapter, he is in a CornerOfWoe at realizing he'll be unable to touch Laila's butt from her for a while due to her going with Taito and Ryuko to get back the Kenkarapu.
* EnigmaticMinion: Shinmei
* FauxAffablyEvil: Shinmei
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Taito
** TheLancer: Ryuko. Doubles as TheSmartGuy
** TheBigGuy: Hosei (While not big, his personality's really more brash.)
** ActionGirl: Rinmei
** TheChick: Laila
** Later on, after Ryuko leaves them:
** TheHero: Taito
** TheLancer: Hosei
** TheBigGuy: Koyo. Like Ryuko, he doubles as TheSmartGuy
** ActionGirl: Rinmei
** TheChick: Laila
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Subverted with Ryuko. At first he sided with Taito, then his adoptive father Ryusho tells him he doesn't have to be on Taito's side, resulting in him "siding" with Keiro after Shinmei revealed to him that Keiro's his father. After Shokaku's HeroicSacrifice, he sides with Taito again in taking down Keiro.
* HotBlooded: Taito, in addition to being an IdiotHero. He doesn't go about his life in halves.
* IdiotHero: Taito. [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out of it.]]
* [[IllGirl Ill Guy]]: Shokaku in the anime.
* LeeroyJenkins: Taito's kneejerk reaction to any opponent.
* [[spoiler:LivingWeapon: Shinmei is actually a demon sword who can possess other bodies, living or dead, in order to roam.]]
* LongLostSibling: [[spoiler: The emperor of the Kei Empire is actually the younger brother of Taito.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Keiro's revealed to be Ryuko's biological father.]]
* {{Mundangerous}}: In the first chapter, Laila stops Taito in an insane rage from the Hagun by walking up to him, holding his face in her hands... and telling him to get back to his sense while headbutting him.
** She does it again in the next chapter, knocking Taito [[BlownAcrossTheRoom across the room]] with a MegatonPunch when he accuses her of being a thief since Taito and Ryuko don't recognize her (because she got her hair done and borrowed extravagant clothes from the landlady).
* MyBelovedSmother: Kouei, Housei's master, is a non-relative example. She's very clingy to him.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Ryuko. His first appearance has him admitting he got lost finding the temple Taito lives at. Ryuko guides Taito and Laila to get the Kenkarapu back, but when they meet Housei, Housei says they're going in a completely different direction to their destination.
* [[spoiler:NotBloodSiblings: Turns out to be the case for Leila and Taito.]]
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Kenkarapu.
* PregnantBadass: [[spoiler:Rinmei is pregnant with Ryuko's child]]
* RefusalOfTheCall: Traditionally, the Hagun is the rightful heir to the Kei Empire as it's their duty to protect the empire and the Kenkarapu signifies them as such, once [[spoiler:Taito resolves that he would not become the emperor, the Kenkarapu immediately unsheathes for Keiro, the Tonro.]]
* ShownTheirWork: At the end of each volume, Hiromu showcases the lengths she and the rest of the creative team went through on researching ancient Chinese architecture and designs (roofing materials, floors, walls, statues, etc.), starting with a trip to Beijing (though it's also a case of "Suffering For Their Work" in some of the members' case - freezing temperatures of -2 degrees C for them, just a nice spring walk for Hiromu and another member who grew up in the colder parts of Japan).
* [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Superpowered Insanity]]: Taitou gets like this whenever he loses control of the Hagun.
* [[spoiler:{{Timeskip}}: The final chapter of the manga is set seven years after Keiro and Taito's battle, with Taito finally returning to Laila, who had since become chief of their village.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Each of the heroes wields one:
** [[BareFistedMonk Bare-Fisted]] IdiotHero: Taito. Later obtains a CoolSword.
** DeadlyDisc: Shokaku uses two disc-blades.
** SwissArmyWeapon: Housei wields a [[{{BFG}} ridiculously large bow]] that can split into [[DualWielding twin]] {{BFS}}s.
** KnifeNut: Rinmei (and later Laila)
** VariableLengthChain: Koyo wields a multi-section steel chain that can form into a BladeOnAStick.
** SimpleStaff: Ryuko
* VisibleSilence: Done by Taito as he listens to Ryuko lecture him about the need to have discipline to his power, combined with IgnoringBySinging as he also covers his ears.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Keiro's desire to overthrow the empire for peace stems from the fact that [[spoiler: his village and his wife were slaughtered by the Kei Empire solely because he was the Tonrou, but his rage clouded his judgement to the point where the only action he found acceptable was to wipe out the entire empire, even the innocent, by himself in order to maintain permanent peace.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Keiro absorbs Shinmei when he realizes that the latter is in the way of his plans.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: In the anime, [[spoiler: after overthrowing the emperor, Keiro gathered everyone in the empire, only to be turned to zombies through the power of Banshou Shinmei]]

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