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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later, Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]] This is latee confirmed.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later, Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]] This is latee later confirmed.


* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of personality disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later, Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]]

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of personality disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later, Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]]]] This is latee confirmed.


* ThereAreNoTherapists: Played with: Mari supposedly has an therapist off-screen, but he's either indifferent to Mari's condition or in thrall to her mother's viewpoint.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Played with: Mari supposedly has an a therapist off-screen, but he's either indifferent to Mari's condition or in thrall to her mother's viewpoint.



** In chapter 70, Mari refers to Yori as "Kakiguchi-san" after asking Yori to sleep in her bed with her. Mari was on a LastNameBasis with Yori, not Isao-as-Mari.

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** In chapter 70, Mari refers to Yori as "Kakiguchi-san" after asking Yori to sleep in her bed with her. Mari was on a LastNameBasis with Yori, not unlike Isao-as-Mari.


** Becomes definitive when Isao allows Mari to read his journal [[spoiler: which proves to Isao/Mari can only be a disssociative personality, because Mari didn't even know Isao kept a journal]].

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** Becomes definitive when Isao allows Mari to read his journal [[spoiler: which proves to Isao/Mari can only be a disssociative personality, because Mari didn't even know Isao kept a journal]].


* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of disassociative personality disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later, Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]]

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of disassociative personality disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later, Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]]


* {{Gayngst}}: Mari appears to have been hiding her orientation, but Yori proved to be her ClosetKey. [[spoiler: It's implied that Mari split off Isao/Mari's personality to disassociate the lesbianism "idol" Mari can't accept.]]



* GenderBenderAngst: Isao is horrified of being in Mari's body. He initially wouldn't even look at her nude body. When Isao has his first period, he hates it. Later this is [[spoiler:subverted as it turns out there never was a body-swap in the first place]].



* HideYourLesbians: Mari appears to have been hiding her orientation, but Yori proved to be her ClosetKey. [[spoiler: It's implied that Mari split off Isao/Mari's personality to disassociate the lesbianism "idol" Mari can't accept.]]


* AbusiveParents:Or at least [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]].

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* AbusiveParents:Or AbusiveParents: Or at least [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]].neglectful]], playing with this trope.


* AbusiveParents:
** Or at least [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]]. Mari's parents at first seem, well, like {{parents|AsPeople}}, but it soon becomes clear that Mari's mother is dismissive of Mari's wants or needs and either treats her as a trophy, a possession or a burden depending upon how broken Mari happens to be at the moment. Mari's mother may have done her psychological harm with her excessive expectations [[spoiler:and by messing with her identity by changing her name in a jealous attempt to disassociate her from her deceased grandmother]].

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* AbusiveParents:
** Or
AbusiveParents:Or at least [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]]. neglectful]].
**
Mari's parents at first seem, well, like {{parents|AsPeople}}, but it soon becomes clear that Mari's mother is dismissive of Mari's wants or needs and either treats her as a trophy, a possession or a burden depending upon how broken Mari happens to be at the moment. Mari's mother may have done her psychological harm with her excessive expectations [[spoiler:and by messing with her identity by changing her name in a jealous attempt to disassociate her from her deceased grandmother]].


Inside Mari (''Boku wa Mari no Naka'') is a Manga by Shuzo Oshimi (author of ''Manga/AkuNoHana'') and tells the story of Isao Komori, a recluse shut-in with no social life whatsoever who spends most of his time playing video games. He is also in love with a young schoolgirl he usually sees when he goes to the convenience store to buy food, but since he is too shy to talk to her, Isao prefers to stalk her while she is walking home. Then, one day, he suddenly finds himself in the body of Mari Yoshizaki, the very girl he is so fond of stalking.

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Inside Mari ''Inside Mari'' (''Boku wa Mari no Naka'') is a Manga manga by Shuzo Oshimi (author of ''Manga/AkuNoHana'') and tells the story of Isao Komori, a recluse shut-in with no social life whatsoever who spends most of his time playing video games. He is also in love with a young schoolgirl he usually sees when he goes to the convenience store to buy food, but since he is too shy to talk to her, Isao prefers to stalk her while she is walking home. Then, one day, [[FreakyFridayFlip he suddenly finds himself in the body of Mari Yoshizaki, Yoshizaki]], the very girl he is so fond of stalking.



* GenderBender: Deconstructed. Isao is frightened by the differences he finds in Mari's body and feels guilty for stealing it. This is especially evident when Isao experiences his first period in Mari's body early in the story. Later chapters suggest the GenderBender may be subverted by revelations about Mari's past.

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* GenderBender: Deconstructed. Isao is frightened by the differences he finds in Mari's body and feels guilty for stealing it. This is especially evident when Isao experiences his first period in Mari's body early in the story. Later chapters suggest the GenderBender Gender Bender may be subverted by revelations about Mari's past.


** Or at least [[ParentalNeglect negectful.]] Mari's parents at first seem, well, like [[ParentsAsPeople parents]], but it soon becomes clear that Mari's mother is dismissive of Mari's wants or needs and either treats her as a trophy, a possession or a burden depending upon how broken Mari happens to be at the moment. Mari's mother may have done her psychological harm with her excessive expectations [[spoiler:and by messing with her identity by changing her name in a jealous attempt to disassociate her from her deceased grandmother.]]

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** Or at least [[ParentalNeglect negectful.]] neglectful]]. Mari's parents at first seem, well, like [[ParentsAsPeople parents]], {{parents|AsPeople}}, but it soon becomes clear that Mari's mother is dismissive of Mari's wants or needs and either treats her as a trophy, a possession or a burden depending upon how broken Mari happens to be at the moment. Mari's mother may have done her psychological harm with her excessive expectations [[spoiler:and by messing with her identity by changing her name in a jealous attempt to disassociate her from her deceased grandmother.]]grandmother]].



* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** A pretty graphic depiction at that. [[spoiler:It ends with Mari apparently calling Isao/Mari.]]
** Later again [[spoiler:when Isao/Mari gives a hand job to 'normal' Isao]]. It comes off more as an expression of contempt than anything else.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Played straight with Yori, as her older sister has just about had it with her angsty teenager behavior. Averted with Mari's little brother, who is genuinely worried about her.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Mari, who purchases [[spoiler:dirty magazines full of girls, rejects every boy who asks her out]], and is implied to have [[spoiler:been the one that kissed Yori.]]
* BatDeduction: One of the girls in the school, Yori Kakiguchi, correctly deduces that someone else is inside Mari's body.[[spoiler: because the UnresolvedSexualTension was suddenly missing from their relationship.]]
%% BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler: Isao/Mari to Yori.]]

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Mari, who purchases [[spoiler:dirty magazines full of girls, rejects every boy who asks her out]], and is implied to have [[spoiler:been the one that kissed Yori.]]
Yori]].
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Played straight with Yori, as her older sister has just about had it with her angsty teenager behavior. Averted with Mari's little brother, who is genuinely worried about her.
* BatDeduction: One of the girls in the school, Yori Kakiguchi, correctly deduces that someone else is inside Mari's body.body [[spoiler: because the UnresolvedSexualTension was suddenly missing from their relationship.]]
relationship]].
%% BigDamnKiss: TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler: Isao/Mari to Yori.]]



* BodySnatcher: Isao wakes up in Mari's body [[LaserGuidedAmnesia unable to remember how it happened.]]

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* BodySnatcher: Isao wakes up in Mari's body [[LaserGuidedAmnesia unable to remember how it happened.]]happened]].



* CassandraTruth: Isao/Mari to both [[spoiler:Mari's parents]] and to [[spoiler: ''himself''.]] Only Yori knows that he is not the true Mari. Played with in reference to [[spoiler: the other Isao]], who pretends to believe Isao/Mari in order to keep Mari coming to spend time with him.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: [[spoiler:Isao catches ''himself'' doing it. Isao-in-Mari's-body walks in on himself masturbating on the toilet, after being aroused by Mari's body. He then tells himself to continue while he's watching]]. It's a really weird situation.
* CovertPervert: Mari was secretly buying [[spoiler:the porn magazines that Isao was selling to a local used bookstore.]]

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* CassandraTruth: Isao/Mari to both [[spoiler:Mari's parents]] and to [[spoiler: ''himself''.]] ''himself'']]. Only Yori knows that he is not the true Mari. Played with in reference to [[spoiler: the other Isao]], who pretends to believe Isao/Mari in order to keep Mari coming to spend time with him.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: [[spoiler:Isao catches ''himself'' doing it. Isao-in-Mari's-body walks in on himself masturbating on the toilet, after being aroused by Mari's body. He then tells himself to continue while he's watching]]. watching.]] It's a really weird situation.
* CovertPervert: Mari was secretly buying [[spoiler:the porn magazines that Isao was selling to a local used bookstore.]]bookstore]].
* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** A pretty graphic depiction at that. [[spoiler:It ends with Mari apparently calling Isao/Mari.]]
** Later again [[spoiler:when Isao/Mari gives a hand job to 'normal' Isao]]. It comes off more as an expression of contempt than anything else.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Isao/Mari gets a call from Mari, the voice he hears crackles strangely over the phone. Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler: it wasn't Mari at all; it was the other Isao, recording his voice on his computer and changing the pitch to make himself sound like Mari, so that Isao/Mari would continue visiting him.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Isao/Mari gets a call from Mari, the voice he hears crackles strangely over the phone. Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler: it wasn't Mari at all; it was the other Isao, recording his voice on his computer and changing the pitch to make himself sound like Mari, so that Isao/Mari would continue visiting him.]] him]].



* HideYourGays: Mari appears to have been hiding her orientation, but Yori proved to be her ClosetKey. [[spoiler: It's implied that Mari split off Isao/Mari's personality to disassociate the lesbianism "idol" Mari can't accept.]]

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* HideYourGays: HideYourLesbians: Mari appears to have been hiding her orientation, but Yori proved to be her ClosetKey. [[spoiler: It's implied that Mari split off Isao/Mari's personality to disassociate the lesbianism "idol" Mari can't accept.]]



* ImportantHaircut: Real-world Isao [[spoiler: gets a buzz cut at the point where it becomes clear that Isao/Mari is a split personality.]]

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* ImportantHaircut: Real-world Isao [[spoiler: gets a buzz cut at the point where it becomes clear that Isao/Mari is a split personality.]]personality]].



* JerkAss: Isao deliberately lies to his family about his life in order keep their financial support. He tells them that he is attending college while he spends his day playing video games and seldom leaves his apartment.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Isao deliberately lies to his family about his life in order keep their financial support. He tells them that he is attending college while he spends his day playing video games and seldom leaves his apartment.



* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: ''Subverted''. Isao is not happy to be in Mari's body and can't even bring himself to look at her intimate parts. [[spoiler: He eventually gets to look at Mari's breasts, though]].

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* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: ''Subverted''. Isao is not happy to be in Mari's body and can't even bring himself to look at her intimate parts. [[spoiler: He eventually gets to look at Mari's breasts, though]].though.]]



* OutOfCharacterAlert: Mari would never say the word "cute." This is how Yori figures out it's not Mari. [[spoiler: This later becomes a recurring point concerning Fumiko's name change, and how her mom thought she liked it because it was a "cute" name.]]



* SchoolGirlLesbian:

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* SchoolGirlLesbian:SchoolgirlLesbians:



* SomethingTheyWouldNeverSay: Mari would never say the word "cute." This is how Yori figures out it's not Mari. [[spoiler: This later becomes a recurring point concerning Fumiko's name change, and how her mom thought she liked it because it was a "cute" name.]]



** Happens later on when [[spoiler: Isao/Mari kisses Yori, and states that he felt as if his body was moving on its own.]]
** Becomes definitive when Isao allows Mari to read his journal [[spoiler: which proves to Isao/Mari can only be a disssociative personality, because Mari didn't even know Isao kept a journal.]]

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** Happens later on when [[spoiler: Isao/Mari kisses Yori, and states that he felt as if his body was moving on its own.]]
own]].
** Becomes definitive when Isao allows Mari to read his journal [[spoiler: which proves to Isao/Mari can only be a disssociative personality, because Mari didn't even know Isao kept a journal.]]journal]].



** "Let's stop doing this. [[spoiler:This "me inside of Mari-san stuff".]] It's all a lie, isn't it?" [[spoiler:Isao]] says this to Yori when [[spoiler:he becomes fed up of her talking about that. He points out how illogical the concept is.]]

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** "Let's stop doing this. [[spoiler:This "me inside of Mari-san stuff".]] It's all a lie, isn't it?" [[spoiler:Isao]] says this to Yori when [[spoiler:he becomes fed up of her talking about that. He points out how illogical the concept is.]]is]].


Inside Mari can be read on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga/inside-mari/volumes Crunchyroll]]

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Inside Mari can be read on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga/inside-mari/volumes Crunchyroll]]
Crunchyroll]].



** A pretty graphic depiction at that. [[spoiler:It ends with Mari apparently calling Isao/Mari]].
** Later again [[spoiler:when Isao/Mari gives a hand job to 'normal' Isao]]. It comes off more as an expression of contempt than anything else

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** A pretty graphic depiction at that. [[spoiler:It ends with Mari apparently calling Isao/Mari]].
Isao/Mari.]]
** Later again [[spoiler:when Isao/Mari gives a hand job to 'normal' Isao]]. It comes off more as an expression of contempt than anything elseelse.



* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of disassociative personality disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]]

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that the real Mari may have some form of disassociative personality disorder. [[spoiler: When Isao/Mari tells Mari's mother repeatedly that he is not Mari, she responds with a somewhat strained smile and some pills. Later Later, Mari seems to be gradually recovering some memories that Isao could not have.]]



* BrokenBird: Yori, due to her FriendlessBackground and unrequited crush on Mari. [[spoiler: but not nearly as much as Mari, who proves to be so thoroughly broken she may have [[SplitPersonality adopted the identity of a pathetic ''hikkikomori'']] in exchange for her own.]]

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* BrokenBird: Yori, due to her FriendlessBackground and unrequited crush on Mari. [[spoiler: but But not nearly as much as Mari, who proves to be so thoroughly broken that she may have [[SplitPersonality adopted the identity of a pathetic ''hikkikomori'']] ''hikikomori'']] in exchange for her own.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: For Isao/Mari it's being kissed by a boy. [[spoiler:For Mari herself it's confronting her suppressed memories of her past as Fumiko.]]
* EmptyShell: Following the flashback revealing [[spoiler:Mari's memories as Fumiko]] Mari develops a fever and becomes catatonic. She will not speak, move, or even eat unless fed. Yori refers to her in this state as "empty."

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* DespairEventHorizon: For Isao/Mari Isao/Mari, it's being kissed by a boy. [[spoiler:For Mari herself herself, it's confronting her suppressed memories of her past as Fumiko.]]
* EmptyShell: Following the flashback revealing [[spoiler:Mari's memories as Fumiko]] Fumiko]], Mari develops a fever and becomes catatonic. She will not speak, move, or even eat unless fed. Yori refers to her in this state as "empty."



* GrandTheftMe: Another trope that is deconstructed thoroughly throughout the story. For Isao the change is mostly terrifying. He doesn't know how he came to occupy Mari's body, doesn't know how to act when Mari's friends are around, and is afraid that he will ruin her social life. [[spoiler: This trope is later subverted when we learn that [[NotHimself Isao was never actually in Mari's body]]. Double Subverted when learn Mari may be so broken that Isao/Mari is actually a SplitPersonality based on Isao's identity]]
* HideYourGays: Mari appears to have been hiding her orientation, but Yori proved to be her ClosetKey. [[spoiler: It's implied that Mari split off Isao/Mari's personality to disassociate the lesbianism "Idol" Mari can't accept.]]
* {{Hikikomori}}: Isao is a classic example: unable to cope with intense (but largely self-imposed) pressure to succeed and his inability to make friends he hides away in his dingy apartment playing video games.
* ImportantHaircut: Real world Isao [[spoiler: gets a buzz cut at the point where it becomes clear that Isao/Mari is a split personaltiy.]]

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* GrandTheftMe: Another trope that is deconstructed thoroughly throughout the story. For Isao Isao, the change is mostly terrifying. He doesn't know how he came to occupy Mari's body, doesn't know how to act when Mari's friends are around, and is afraid that he will ruin her social life. [[spoiler: This trope is later subverted when we learn that [[NotHimself Isao was never actually in Mari's body]]. Double Subverted when learn Mari may be so broken that Isao/Mari is actually a SplitPersonality based on Isao's identity]]
identity.]]
* HideYourGays: Mari appears to have been hiding her orientation, but Yori proved to be her ClosetKey. [[spoiler: It's implied that Mari split off Isao/Mari's personality to disassociate the lesbianism "Idol" "idol" Mari can't accept.]]
* {{Hikikomori}}: Isao is a classic example: unable to cope with intense (but largely self-imposed) pressure to succeed and his inability to make friends friends, he hides away in his dingy apartment playing video games.
* ImportantHaircut: Real world Real-world Isao [[spoiler: gets a buzz cut at the point where it becomes clear that Isao/Mari is a split personaltiy.personality.]]



* JustWokeUpThatWay: Isao/Mari's view of his apparent body snatching

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* JustWokeUpThatWay: Isao/Mari's view of his apparent body snatchingbody-snatching.



* LoserProtagonist: Isao [[spoiler:and later Mari, who may have looked like an idol to Isao and Yori but turns out to have been concealing unsavory personal issues and mental illness.]] Later subverted with Isao [[spoiler:who takes a job at the convenience store as a first step towards getting his life back.]]

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* LoserProtagonist: Isao [[spoiler:and later Mari, who may have looked like an idol to Isao and Yori but turns out to have been concealing unsavory personal issues and mental illness.]] illness]]. Later subverted with Isao Isao, [[spoiler:who takes a job at the convenience store as a first step towards getting his life back.]]



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is Isao really in Mari, or is Mari just delusional? Nothing in the setup or early story line definitively contradicts either interpretation, [[spoiler: later events prove it's the latter.]]
* MindScrew: Is Isao really in Mari's body, or is she suffering from a disassociative personality disorder? Isao/Mari is just as confused as the audience after the WhamEpisode revelations.
* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: [[spoiler:Mari]] is implied to have three personalities: The female "[[spoiler:Mari]]", the female "Fumiko", and the male "[[spoiler:Isao]]". Fumiko is her natural personality however [[spoiler:Mari]] developed due to childhood traumas and her mother forcibly changing her name. [[spoiler:Isao]] is the newest personality and developed due to her interest in the real [[spoiler:Isao]].[[spoiler:The Isao personality is the main character of the manga and [[UnreliableNarrator believes]] he is the 'real' Isao [[GrandTheftMe stuck inside]] Mari's body.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is Isao really in Mari, or is Mari just delusional? Nothing in the setup or early story line definitively contradicts either interpretation, [[spoiler: but later events prove it's the latter.]]
* MindScrew: Is Isao really in Mari's body, or is she suffering from a disassociative dissociative personality disorder? Isao/Mari is just as confused as the audience after the WhamEpisode revelations.
* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: [[spoiler:Mari]] is implied to have three personalities: The female "[[spoiler:Mari]]", the female "Fumiko", "[[spoiler:Fumiko]]", and the male "[[spoiler:Isao]]". Fumiko [[spoiler:Fumiko]] is her natural personality however personality; however, [[spoiler:Mari]] developed due to childhood traumas and her mother forcibly changing her name. [[spoiler:Isao]] is the newest personality and developed due to her interest in the real [[spoiler:Isao]].[[spoiler:The Isao personality is the main character of the manga and [[UnreliableNarrator believes]] he is the 'real' Isao [[GrandTheftMe stuck inside]] Mari's body.]]



** The Fumiko scenes are shown in first person view. The only time we see Fumiko herself is when she is looking at something that casts a reflection, such as a mirror.
** Chapter seventy-seven shows how Mari viewed her life shortly before Isao entered the picture. In the course of this we see [[spoiler:Mari's classmates as filthy creatures with either the top half or the bottom half of their faces obscured, her father turned away and transparent, her mother looking positively grotesque, Mari's reflection looking like childish scribbling, and Isao surrounded by {{Bishie Sparkle}}s even as Mari's watching him masturbate. The only one who looks normal at all is her younger brother]].
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Yori and Mari's relationship appears to have begun as a mutual crush [[spoiler: Mari's mind appears to have broken when it evolved into something deeper.]]

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** The Fumiko [[spoiler:Fumiko]] scenes are shown in first person first-person view. The only time we see Fumiko [[spoiler:Fumiko]] herself is when she is looking at something that casts a reflection, such as a mirror.
** Chapter seventy-seven shows how Mari viewed her life shortly before Isao entered the picture. In the course of this this, we see [[spoiler:Mari's classmates as filthy creatures with either the top half or the bottom half of their faces obscured, her father turned away and transparent, her mother looking positively grotesque, Mari's reflection looking like childish scribbling, and Isao surrounded by {{Bishie Sparkle}}s even as Mari's watching him masturbate. The only one who looks normal at all is her younger brother]].
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Yori and Mari's relationship appears to have begun as a mutual crush crush. [[spoiler: Mari's mind appears to have broken when it evolved into something deeper.]]



** Isao wanted to be one during his High School years and thought people would flock to him if he became a model student. His hopes were shattered when he succeeded only to find himself lonely and without friends. This led him to quit school altogether and become a shut-in hikikomori.

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** Isao wanted to be one during his High School years and thought people would flock to him if he became a model student. His hopes were shattered when he succeeded succeeded, only to find himself lonely and without friends. This led him to quit school altogether and become a shut-in hikikomori.



* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Played with. [[spoiler: Assuming Isao/Mari was a disassociative personality, Mari waking up as Isao plays it straight and Mari making him vanish in chapter 61 inverts it. DoubleSubverted in chapter 67 when Idol Mari appears to abandon her mind to Isao/Mari, taking little Fumiko with her. Eventually played straight when Mari's personality re-integrates with the "Isao" aspect in the lead.]]

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* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Played with. [[spoiler: Assuming Isao/Mari was a disassociative dissociative personality, Mari waking up as Isao plays it straight and Mari making him vanish in chapter 61 inverts it. DoubleSubverted in chapter 67 when Idol Mari appears to abandon her mind to Isao/Mari, taking little Fumiko with her. Eventually played straight when Mari's personality re-integrates with the "Isao" aspect in the lead.]]



** Becomes definitive when Isao allows Mari to read his journal [[spoiler: which proves to Isao/Mari can only be a dissassociative personality, because Mari didn't even know Isao kept a journal.]]

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** Becomes definitive when Isao allows Mari to read his journal [[spoiler: which proves to Isao/Mari can only be a dissassociative disssociative personality, because Mari didn't even know Isao kept a journal.]]



** In chapter 70 Mari refers to Yori as "Kakiguchi-san" after asking Yori to sleep in her bed with her. Mari was on a LastNameBasis with Yori, not Isao-as-Mari.

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** In chapter 70 70, Mari refers to Yori as "Kakiguchi-san" after asking Yori to sleep in her bed with her. Mari was on a LastNameBasis with Yori, not Isao-as-Mari.


* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Mari's mother]] is prone to frightening faces in later chapters when she gets mad.
* NotSoDifferent: Isao and Mari. Both are broken by intolerable social pressures, though they actually break in very different ways.


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* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Mari's mother]] is prone to frightening faces in later chapters when she gets mad.
* NotSoDifferent: Isao and Mari. Both are broken by intolerable social pressures, though they actually break in very different ways.

Added DiffLines:

* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: [[spoiler:Mari]] is implied to have three personalities: The female "[[spoiler:Mari]]", the female "Fumiko", and the male "[[spoiler:Isao]]". Fumiko is her natural personality however [[spoiler:Mari]] developed due to childhood traumas and her mother forcibly changing her name. [[spoiler:Isao]] is the newest personality and developed due to her interest in the real [[spoiler:Isao]].[[spoiler:The Isao personality is the main character of the manga and [[UnreliableNarrator believes]] he is the 'real' Isao [[GrandTheftMe stuck inside]] Mari's body.]]


*{{Hikikomori}}: Isao is a classic example: unable to cope with intense (but largely self-imposed) pressure to succeed and his inability to make friends he hides away in his dingy apartment playing video games.



* JerkAss: Isao is a ''hikikomori'' who deliberately lies to his family about his life in order keep their financial support. He tells them that he is attending college while he spends his day playing video games and seldom leaves his apartment.

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* JerkAss: Isao is a ''hikikomori'' who deliberately lies to his family about his life in order keep their financial support. He tells them that he is attending college while he spends his day playing video games and seldom leaves his apartment.



* NotSoDifferent: Isao and Mari. Both are broken by intolerable social pressures, though they actually break in very different ways.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is Isao in Mari, or is Mari just suffering from a Personality Disorder? Nothing in the setup or early story line definitively contradicts either interpretation, though the later events [[spoiler: including the reveal about Mari's past as Fumiko, and the JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind that happens in chapter 67]] seem to strongly support the latter.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is Isao really in Mari, or is Mari just suffering from a Personality Disorder? delusional? Nothing in the setup or early story line definitively contradicts either interpretation, though the [[spoiler: later events [[spoiler: including the reveal about Mari's past as Fumiko, and the JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind that happens in chapter 67]] seem to strongly support prove it's the latter.]]


** It's implied that Mari might also be attracted to Yori, as Isao/Mari kisses her and then later comments that [[spoiler:his body felt as if it was moving on its own]]. The real Mari also purchased [[spoiler:dirty magazines targeted at straight men]] (although all of them formerly belonged to Isao, meaning that [[spoiler:her buying them]] could possibly be due to her StalkerWithoutACrush tendencies toward him), and rejected any boy who asked her out.

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** It's implied that Mari might also be attracted to Yori, as Isao/Mari kisses her and then later comments that [[spoiler:his body felt as if it was moving on its own]]. The real Mari also purchased [[spoiler:dirty magazines targeted at straight men]] (although all of them (that formerly belonged to Isao, meaning that [[spoiler:her buying them]] could possibly be due to her StalkerWithoutACrush tendencies toward him), and rejected any boy who asked her out.



* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Played with. [[spoiler: Assuming Isao/Mari was a disassociative personality, Mari waking up as Isao plays it straight and Mari making him vanish in chapter 61 inverts it. DoubleSubverted in chapter 67 when Idol Mari appears to abandon her mind to Isao/Mari, taking little Fumiko with her.]]

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* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Played with. [[spoiler: Assuming Isao/Mari was a disassociative personality, Mari waking up as Isao plays it straight and Mari making him vanish in chapter 61 inverts it. DoubleSubverted in chapter 67 when Idol Mari appears to abandon her mind to Isao/Mari, taking little Fumiko with her. Eventually played straight when Mari's personality re-integrates with the "Isao" aspect in the lead.]]


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** Becomes definitive when Isao allows Mari to read his journal [[spoiler: which proves to Isao/Mari can only be a dissassociative personality, because Mari didn't even know Isao kept a journal.]]

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