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* {{Emoticon}}: Many of Hikage's posts, as well as the replies by Black Rabbit and Mega Pig feature these.
* {{Escapism}}: Hikage spends ''lots'' of time online and always says things like "I always have my blog" no matter how bad things are. [[spoiler: She eventually begins to enjoy real life more]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles
* ExtremeDoormat: Hikage has trouble standing up for herself even when she's right.



%%* FestivalEpisode
* FirstGirlWins: Played with, as both contenders for Hikage are "first guys." Hinata was the first person who "noticed" Hikage, the first to confess to her, and the first love interest introduced. But ''Black Rabbit''--[[spoiler:revealed to be Teru]]--is Hikage's first friend, the first to support her, and knew her first. [[spoiler:And while Hinata was introduced before ''Black Rabbit'', Hinata and Teru were introduced into the series ''at the same time''. In the end, Hikage chooses to be with Hinata instead of Teru.]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Aya started out just like Hikage--alone and desiring friends. When Aya started liking Hinata, many girls befriended her out of their mutual affections for Hinata and made Aya feel like she belonged. And everyone defended Hikage from her, Aya lost both her friends and her reputation--leading to her WomanScorned revenge on Hikage. She gets better.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: The only character whose parents are even ''mentioned'' are Teru's.



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Aya started out just like Hikage--alone and desiring friends. When Aya started liking Hinata, many girls befriended her out of their mutual affections for Hinata and made Aya feel like she belonged. And everyone defended Hikage from her, Aya lost both her friends and her reputation--leading to her WomanScorned revenge on Hikage. She gets better.]]
* FirstGirlWins: Played with, as both contenders for Hikage are "first guys." Hinata was the first person who "noticed" Hikage, the first to confess to her, and the first love interest introduced. But ''Black Rabbit''--[[spoiler:revealed to be Teru]]--is Hikage's first friend, the first to support her, and knew her first. [[spoiler:And while Hinata was introduced before ''Black Rabbit'', Hinata and Teru were introduced into the series ''at the same time''. In the end, Hikage chooses to be with Hinata instead of Teru.]]
* {{Emoticon}}: Many of Hikage's posts, as well as the replies by Black Rabbit and Mega Pig feature these.
* {{Escapism}}: Hikage spends ''lots'' of time online and always says things like "I always have my blog" no matter how bad things are. [[spoiler: She eventually begins to enjoy real life more]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles
* ExtremeDoormat: Hikage has trouble standing up for herself even when she's right.
%%* FestivalEpisode
* FreeRangeChildren: The only character whose parents are even ''mentioned'' are Teru's.
* FriendlessBackground: Hikage due to shyness, .excluding her friends online [[spoiler: she ends up making real life ones]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Aya is also lonely and has trouble fitting in]].



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* TenMinuteRetirement: For less than a chapter Hikage doesn't go to school.



* ADayInTheLimeLight: In Chapter 19.5 (one-shot), ''Mega[=PIG=]'' takes the spotlight, where he asks Hikage to help him with his crush.



* ADayInTheLimeLight: In Chapter 19.5 (one-shot), ''Mega[=PIG=]'' takes the spotlight, where he asks Hikage to help him with his crush.



* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: Played with, as both contenders for Hikage are "first guys." Hinata was the first person who "noticed" Hikage, the first to confess to her, and the first love interest introduced. But ''Black Rabbit''--[[spoiler:revealed to be Teru]]--is Hikage's first friend, the first to support her, and knew her first. [[spoiler:And while Hinata was introduced before ''Black Rabbit'', Hinata and Teru were introduced into the series ''at the same time''. In the end, Hikage chooses to be with Hinata instead of Teru.]]

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* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: FirstGirlWins: Played with, as both contenders for Hikage are "first guys." Hinata was the first person who "noticed" Hikage, the first to confess to her, and the first love interest introduced. But ''Black Rabbit''--[[spoiler:revealed to be Teru]]--is Hikage's first friend, the first to support her, and knew her first. [[spoiler:And while Hinata was introduced before ''Black Rabbit'', Hinata and Teru were introduced into the series ''at the same time''. In the end, Hikage chooses to be with Hinata instead of Teru.]]



* GenericCuteness: Despite the many scenes showing off her long, elegant hair and sparkly eyes, lots of girls claim Hikage is average-looking.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Hikage and [[spoiler:Teru, when he was a child.]]

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: IJustWantToHaveFriends:
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Hikage and [[spoiler:Teru, when he was a child.]]



* InSeriesNickname: Hikage Sumino is known as Suminon by one of her classmates. She is also known as Sunflower online. The same goes for Mega Pig (Aoi Nanjo) and Black Rabbit [[spoiler:who is Teru, from an instance when Hinata compared him to the popular but lonely black rabbit kept at their elementary school.]]
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: The only explanation as to how Black Rabbit and Mega Pig found Hikage's tiny picture blog.



* GenericCuteness: Despite the many scenes showing off her long, elegant hair and sparkly eyes, lots of girls claim Hikage is average-looking.
* InSeriesNickname: Hikage Sumino is known as Suminon by one of her classmates. She is also known as Sunflower online. The same goes for Mega Pig (Aoi Nanjo) and Black Rabbit [[spoiler:who is Teru, from an instance when Hinata compared him to the popular but lonely black rabbit kept at their elementary school.]]
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: The only explanation as to how Black Rabbit and Mega Pig found Hikage's tiny picture blog.



* TenMinuteRetirement: For less than a chapter Hikage doesn't go to school.


* {{Kendo}}: Hinata is part of the kendo club.


* RedOniBlueOni: Teru is red and Hinata is blue.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Although both men are called "the two suns" by their schoolmates, Teru is red and usually a loud, enthusiastic extrovert who is always surrounded by many people (Rd Oni). By contrast, Hinata is blue.serious and demure, and can rarely say "no" to girls' requests.


Hikage Sumino has [[ExtremeDoormat zero]] [[ShrinkingViolet presence]].

None of her classmates appear to notice her, and it seems as though she'll never make friends. She's constantly in the shadows, and her only source of contact is [[FriendingNetwork blogging]], where she is ''Himawari'' and her online friends ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' cheer her on to make new friends. ''Black Rabbit'' assures Hikage that she can change her world, but Hikage isn't so sure.

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''I'm Here!'' [[note]]Koko ni Iru yo! in Japanese[[/note]] is a {{shojo}} manga series by Creator/EmaToyama. The manga was serialized in the shojo manga magazine ''Nakayoshi''. The series ended with five volumes released by Kodansha under the imprint Kodansha Comics.

Hikage Sumino has [[ExtremeDoormat zero]] [[ShrinkingViolet presence]]. \n\n None of her classmates appear to notice her, and it seems as though she'll never make friends. She's constantly in the shadows, and her only source of contact is [[FriendingNetwork blogging]], where she is ''Himawari'' and her online friends ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' cheer her on to make new friends. ''Black Rabbit'' assures Hikage that she can change her world, but Hikage isn't so sure.
sure.



''I'm Here!'' [[note]] Koko ni Iru yo! in Japanese[[/note]] is a {{shojo}} manga series by Creator/EmaToyama. The manga was serialized in the shojo manga magazine ''Nakayoshi''. The series ended with five volumes released by Kodansha under the imprint Kodansha Comics.



* {{Bishounen}}: Hinata, Teru, and [[spoiler: Mega Pig in real life]], which basically means ''every'' guy.
** BishieSparkle: At one point '''every''' male character has sparkled ''at least'' once.

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* BishieSparkle: At one point '''every''' male character has sparkled ''at least'' once.
* {{Bishounen}}: Hinata, Teru, and [[spoiler: Mega Pig in real life]], which basically means ''every'' guy. \n** BishieSparkle: At one point '''every''' male character has sparkled ''at least'' once.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mega Pig is constantly noted by Hikage to be this. Teru [[spoiler: in real life acts this way, but online he's a pure NiceGuy]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mega Pig is constantly noted by Hikage to be this. Teru [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in real life acts this way, but online he's a pure NiceGuy]]. NiceGuy]].


* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Mouse?]]: Hikage never did seem to send ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' the stuffed animals. It's explained in a short comic that Hikage sleeps with the stuffed animals because she can't sleep by herself. HilarityEnsues when Hinata and Teru find out.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Mega Pig is described as this.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Mouse?]]: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hikage never did seem to send ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' the stuffed animals. It's explained in a short comic that Hikage sleeps with the stuffed animals because she can't sleep by herself. HilarityEnsues when Hinata and Teru find out.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Mega Pig WhenSheSmiles: [=MegaPIG=]'s offline identity is described as this. a shy guy who appears to be very cold/aloof. His classmate (and secret crush) kept on pulling weird antics to try and make him smile, to no avail.


* AbusiveParent: [[spoiler: Teru comes from a pretty rough home life. His mother gives him a good hard slap and tells him she can't get a divorce because of him.]]



* ADarkerMe[=/=]{{GIFT}}: ''Mega[=PIG=]'', who is often mean and rude but occasionally nice, lies to Hikage and tells her that he's "Male. From Osaka. Weight: 200kg. My middle looks like of like face." As it turns out, his real name is Aoi Nanjou and [[spoiler:he's actually a {{megane}} {{bishounen}} ShrinkingViolet who]] wants to get his SchoolIdol classmate Hiyori Kurasawa to like him.



* ArmorPiercingSlap: In a flashback to when Teru was a child, following his parents arguing to divorce, Teru's mother slaps Teru and claims that their marriage would have been [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead easier without him]], leading Teru to believe his parents' divorce was his fault.
* BettyAndVeronica: ''Black Rabbit'' (Betty; Hikage's first friend who has always supported her) and Hinata (Veronica; the seeming "unattainable" popular guy) for Hikage, [[spoiler:though when ''Black Rabbit'' is revealed to be Teru--and given Teru's somewhat abrasive personality--it can be interchangeable; Hinata can be the Betty (for his pleasant personality) and Teru can be the Veronica (for his jerk-like tendencies).]]
* [[spoiler: [[BigDamnKiss Big Damn Hug]]]]: Between Hinata and Hikage.

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: In a flashback to when Teru was a child, following his parents arguing to divorce, Teru's mother slaps Teru and claims that their marriage would have been [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead easier without him]], leading Teru to believe his parents' divorce was his fault.
* BettyAndVeronica: ''Black Rabbit'' (Betty; Hikage's first friend who has always supported her) and Hinata (Veronica; the seeming "unattainable" popular guy) for Hikage, [[spoiler:though when ''Black Rabbit'' is revealed to be Teru--and given Teru's somewhat abrasive personality--it can be interchangeable; Hikage.
* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Despite being a SchoolIdol,
Hinata can is actually very friendly and gentle. Black Rabbit [[spoiler:revealed to be the Betty (for Teru]] demonstrates tough love to show his pleasant personality) and Teru can be the Veronica (for his jerk-like tendencies).]]
* [[spoiler: [[BigDamnKiss Big Damn Hug]]]]:
support.
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Between Hinata and Hikage.



* [[FestivalEpisode Festival Chapter]]

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* [[FestivalEpisode Festival Chapter]] %%* FestivalEpisode



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Hinata and Teru.



* InformedDeformity: Despite the many scenes showing off her long, elegant hair and sparkly eyes, lots of girls claim Hikage is average-looking.

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* InformedDeformity: GenericCuteness: Despite the many scenes showing off her long, elegant hair and sparkly eyes, lots of girls claim Hikage is average-looking.



* {{Omake}}

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* [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Ridiculously Average Girl]]: Hikage, according to her classmates.

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* [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Ridiculously Average Girl]]: Hikage, according to RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Hikage is so average that people barely notice her classmates.presence.

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* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:Aya makes Teru think that Hinata is forcing Hikage to choose between Teru and Hinata, and then fools Hinata into thinking Teru's making Hikage choose the same way. Teru and Hinata come to blows over this, and not once do they realize the obvious fact that it's a hoax.]]


''I'm Here!'' [[note]] Koko ni Iru yo! in Japanese[[/note]] is a {{shojo}} manga series by EmaToyama. The manga was serialized in the shojo manga magazine ''Nakayoshi''. The series ended with five volumes released by Kodansha under the imprint Kodansha Comics.

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''I'm Here!'' [[note]] Koko ni Iru yo! in Japanese[[/note]] is a {{shojo}} manga series by EmaToyama.Creator/EmaToyama. The manga was serialized in the shojo manga magazine ''Nakayoshi''. The series ended with five volumes released by Kodansha under the imprint Kodansha Comics.


* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Mega Pig acts like one online. [[spoiler:Subverted when you find out he's more of a ShrinkingViolet.]]



* TheRival: Teru is Hinata's love rival for Hikage's affection.
* SchoolIdol: Hinata and Teru are the female students' idols. They are often described as being the "suns" in the classroom.



* SchoolIdol: Hinata and Teru are the female students' idols. They are often described as being the "suns" in the classroom.
* SittingOnTheRoof: One of the chapter artworks features Hikage and her friend Arisa doing this.



* SittingOnTheRoof: One of the chapter artworks features Hikage and her friend Arisa doing this.



* StalkerWithACrush: Don't you dare try to get close to Hinata, or Aya and her friends will make your life hell.



* StalkerWithACrush: Don't you dare try to get close to Hinata, or Aya and her friends will make your life hell.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Mega Pig acts like one online. [[spoiler:Subverted when you find out he's more of a ShrinkingViolet.]]
* TheRival: Teru is Hinata's love rival for Hikage's affection.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Mouse?]]: Hikage never did seem to send ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' the stuffed animals. It's explained in a short comic that Hikage sleeps with the stuffed animals because she can't sleep by herself. HilarityEnsues when Hinata and Teru find out.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Mouse?]]: Hikage never did seem to send ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' the stuffed animals. It's explained in a short comic that Hikage sleeps with the stuffed animals because she can't sleep by herself. HilarityEnsues when Hinata and Teru find out.


* AccidentalMisnaming: Due to her absolute lack of a presence, on the occasions when characters actually notice Hikage they usually get her name wrong. [[ExtremeDoormat She doesn't correct them though]].



* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Due to her absolute lack of a presence, on the occasions when characters actually notice Hikage they usually get her name wrong. [[ExtremeDoormat She doesn't correct them though]].


Hikage Sumino has [[ExtremeDoormat zero]] [[ShrinkingViolet presence]].

None of her classmates appear to notice her, and it seems as though she'll never make friends. She's constantly in the shadows, and her only source of contact is [[FriendingNetwork blogging]], where she is ''Himawari'' and her online friends ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' cheer her on to make new friends. ''Black Rabbit'' assures Hikage that she can change her world, but Hikage isn't so sure.

But when she starts getting noticed by Hinata Mutou and Teru Mikami--the two most [[{{Bishounen}} popular]] [[SchoolIdol boys]] at her school--Hikage might finally be able leave the shadows and take her first step into the sunlight...



The series centers on a girl named Hikage who describes herself as "plain". She is a very shy and insecure child. Because of her unassertive attitude and unappreciated beauty, she finds herself constantly ignored by her classmates and has a difficult time making friends at school. This leads to her starting her own blog, though there isn't much traffic, she winds up taking lifetime advice from her followers, that are actually nice people, there.

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Aya has one when she finally confronts Hikage and reveals how she lost all her friends because of her and wants Hikage to feel the same way.]]
* WhamLine:
-->[[spoiler:'''Teru:''' The one who has always commented on your blog is... me. I am ''Black Rabbit''.]]

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Mouse?]]: Hikage never did seem to send ''Black Rabbit'' and ''Mega[=PIG=]'' the stuffed animals. It's explained in a short comic that Hikage sleeps with the stuffed animals because she can't sleep by herself. HilarityEnsues when Hinata and Teru find out.



* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Hinata witnessed Hikage attempting to save a cat from getting hit by a car in the flashback (from Chapter 1), and ended up watching over Hikage and falling in love with her.
** [[spoiler:Teru, as ''Black Rabbit'', had went to Hikage's blog by accident. He did not know they they were from the same school and that ''Himawari'' was Hikage until he saw that the sunflower she was growing was the same one from ''Himawari'''s blog.]]


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* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Hinata witnessed Hikage attempting to save a cat from getting hit by a car in the flashback (from Chapter 1), and ended up watching over Hikage and falling in love with her.
** [[spoiler:Teru, as ''Black Rabbit'', had went to Hikage's blog by accident. He did not know they they were from the same school and that ''Himawari'' was Hikage until he saw that the sunflower she was growing was the same one from ''Himawari'''s blog.]]


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* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Although Hikage was on a date with Hinata, she goes on the ferris wheel with ''Teru'' to cheer him up when she notices that he's depressed and wants to help him like he helped her [[spoiler:while he was ''Black Rabbit''.]] It is also especially endearing when Hikage tells Teru that the view on the ferris wheel is one of her favorite sunset views on her blog, and Teru lets Hikage hold hands with him when she gets scared of the jerking on the ferris wheel.
* FriendlessBackground:
** All three main characters, with Hinata and Teru having no friends as children (Teru only having people around him because he's "loud," and Hinata being too shy to make friends; this ironically leads Hinata and Teru to becomes each other's first friend and best friend).
** [[spoiler:Aya, prior to liking Hinata and making friends. So when Aya loses all of that, well... she gets [[WomanScorned very, ''very'' vengeful]].]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Aya started out just like Hikage--alone and desiring friends. When Aya started liking Hinata, many girls befriended her out of their mutual affections for Hinata and made Aya feel like she belonged. And everyone defended Hikage from her, Aya lost both her friends and her reputation--leading to her WomanScorned revenge on Hikage. She gets better.]]
* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: Played with, as both contenders for Hikage are "first guys." Hinata was the first person who "noticed" Hikage, the first to confess to her, and the first love interest introduced. But ''Black Rabbit''--[[spoiler:revealed to be Teru]]--is Hikage's first friend, the first to support her, and knew her first. [[spoiler:And while Hinata was introduced before ''Black Rabbit'', Hinata and Teru were introduced into the series ''at the same time''. In the end, Hikage chooses to be with Hinata instead of Teru.]]


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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Hikage, lacking confidence in herself, doesn't think she should date Hinata until she can become a girl who can be by his side.


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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Though her PlayedForLaughs narration has nothing to do with her parents, Hikage explains that she had always been invisible or least not noticeable since she was a child, and then she tried to stop a car from hitting a cat; a biker hit her instead. After being in the hospital for two months, Hikage is further distanced from the already made cliques and groups at school.


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* KickTheDog:
** Teru defends Hikage when Hinata's fangirls gang up on her, only to say that she's pitiful and that Hinata was helping her because she couldn't be left alone. The only reason Teru said that was to get the fangirls to ease up, but it was still a big hit to Hikage's self-esteem and initially caused her to believe that Hinata would always look at her out of pity.
** Again, Teru to poor Hikage when she's desperately looking for ''Black Rabbit'' [[spoiler:after he mysteriously left her blog, telling Hikage an abrupt "goodbye."]] Teru tells Hikage it's useless, and yet again tramples on her feelings. And this was just Teru trying to help Hikage move on [[spoiler:and to cover-up the fact that he's really ''Black Rabbit''.]]
** Aya is a [[AlphaBitch constant]] [[MaliciousSlander offender]] to Hikage. [[spoiler:Her final attempt to kick Hikage is to destroy "the last place [Hikage] goes to"--''her sunflower''.]]


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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Hikage, in regards to the identity of ''Black Rabbit''. [[spoiler:Until Chapter 12.]]


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* {{Lurker}}: [[spoiler:Teru (AKA ''Black Rabbit'')]] looked at Hikage's blog for a month before deciding to comment on her blog.
* {{Motifs}}: [[SunnySunflowerDisposition Sunflowers]], [[CueTheSun suns]], [[AnimalMotifs certain bunnies and pigs]], and [[IJustWantToHaveFriends making friends]].


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* SchoolIdol: Hinata and Teru are the female students' idols. They are often described as being the "suns" in the classroom.

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