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* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Several extras have a very similar design- that of a young woman with short dark hair in a bowl cut and eyeglasses. These include the younger female nurse, the photographer who takes Ko's picture, the police officer who finds Aoba with a drunken Ko and Rin, and the waitress at the ramen shop.



** The employees who are standing in line for the release of ''Fairies' Story 3'' are terrified of being fired when, after Nene blurts out a spoiler about the identity of the FinalBoss, people begin tweeting about it. Rin desperately tries to convince everyone that those who played the release version simply leaked the information.

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** The employees who are standing in line for the release of ''Fairies' Story 3'' are terrified of being fired when, after Nene blurts out a spoiler about the identity of the FinalBoss, people begin tweeting about it. Rin desperately tries to convince everyone that those who played the release version simply leaked the information.information (which ends up being true in the anime).



* PerpetualPoverty: This is implied for Momo and Naru. Justified because they are originally from Hokkaido, coming to Tokyo to learn game making and only interning at Eagle Jump. Naru's parents also refuse to send money, since they hope Naru will give up on the gaming industry and return home to inherit the inn.

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* PerpetualPoverty: This is implied for Momo and Naru. Justified because they are originally from Hokkaido, coming to Tokyo to learn game making and only interning at Eagle Jump. Naru's parents also refuse to send money, since they hope Naru will give up on the gaming industry and return home to inherit the inn. However, in Chapter 93, Naru's parents send her a large sum of money as compensation for not paying her expenses, making her and Momo wonder whether they need to stick together.


* IllGirl: The Queen of Peco's world was this in the real world, which resulted in her being lonely and ending up as a tyrant in the land of stuffed animals.



* InconsistentDub: In the dub, Aoba and a few other characters alternate between Rin by her first name and "Toyama," depending on the scene. Ko and Shizuku are always "Yagami" and "Hazuki" to them, though.

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* InconsistentDub: In the dub, dub of the first season, Aoba and a few other characters alternate between Rin by her first name and "Toyama," depending on the scene. Ko and Shizuku are always "Yagami" and "Hazuki" to them, though.



** Momo is shocked after getting Aoba's surname wrong.

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** Momo is shocked and gets a LuminescentBlush after getting Aoba's surname wrong.



* OrphanedPunchline: In the manga and the series, [[TheStinger A Stinger]] features a police traffic camera catching the girls walking home drunk. After Ko walks face-first into a street light, a thoroughly-soused Rin cracks a joke about '''Ko'''-lateral damage. However, since Ko's actual name was bleeped out to protect her identity, the pun is lost on anybody who isn't a ''New Game'' watcher.

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* OrphanedPunchline: In the manga and the series, [[TheStinger A Stinger]] features a police traffic camera catching the girls Ko and Rin walking home drunk.drunk, while Aoba, a female police officer and Nene happen by. After Ko walks face-first into a street light, a thoroughly-soused Rin cracks a joke about '''Ko'''-lateral damage. However, since Ko's actual name was bleeped out to protect her identity, the pun is lost on anybody who isn't a ''New Game'' watcher.



** Many in the tech industry may take issue on Aoba's easily getting a job, or the series' sugar-coating of workload issues, but they do appreciate the series' depiction of groupware use.

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** Many in the tech industry may take issue on with Aoba's easily getting a job, or the series' sugar-coating of workload issues, but they do appreciate the series' depiction of groupware use.


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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: An InUniverse case in Episode 10 of Season 2. Momo notices that during the "Red Light Green Light" minigame, the other bears can get a glimpse of Peco's face, and wonders why they don't react.


* FatCat: Mozuku, Shizuku's cat, is rather overweight, and some characters, such as Aoba, bring it up from time to time.

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* TheOneGuy: Hana, the only male character shown working at Eagle Jump. It's implied he's equal in rank to Hazuki, and she states he poaches all the male hires for his own team, justifying the ImprobablyFemaleCast and implying a CastFullOfPrettyBoys somewhere beyond the cubicle dividers.


* ChekhovsGunman: When Nene interviews at Eagle Jump in Chapter 51, you can see Momo and Naru (who end up being hired at the same time as Nene) waiting for their interviews.



* ClubStub: [[spoiler:In the {{Prequel}}, Hotaru was the only member of the art club.]]

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* ClubStub: [[spoiler:In the {{Prequel}}, Hotaru was the only member of the art club.club before Aoba and Nene joined.]]



** Blue Rose, a French company, naturally is more casual with first names than the Japanese Eagle Jump. For example, Chloe addresses Hotaru, whom she's just met, by her first name, and does the same for their boss, Catherine.



** Ice weapons inexplicably dealing high damage to a Frost Giant

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** Ice weapons inexplicably dealing high damage to a Frost GiantGiant.



* WhatTheHellHero: Ko gets quite upset in episode 6 of season 2 when she's told by Shizuku and Christina that she'll be drawing the promotional art for their newest game, despite Aoba being the lead character designer and the person that would normally also do the promo piece[[note]]What Christina mentioned about using well-known freelancing illustrators for this purpose, however, in not uncommon in Japan.[[/note]]. However, Rin also sides with the two, since Ko had name recognition and would garner much more interest from the public than Aoba could. Aoba even reluctantly agree with the committee's decision, but asks to have a small contest with Ko anyway. Shizuku allows it, on the condition that Ko's work was still going to be used regardless of who won, and pointing out that Aoba has next to no chance of winning. Though Aoba understandably loses, she does at least accept the decision with no regrets, and Ko even compliments her piece since it was one of Aoba's best so far.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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Ko gets quite upset in episode 6 of season 2 when she's told by Shizuku and Christina that she'll be drawing the promotional art for their newest game, despite Aoba being the lead character designer and the person that would normally also do the promo piece[[note]]What Christina mentioned about using well-known freelancing illustrators for this purpose, however, in not uncommon in Japan.[[/note]]. However, Rin also sides with the two, since Ko had name recognition and would garner much more interest from the public than Aoba could. Aoba even reluctantly agree with the committee's decision, but asks to have a small contest with Ko anyway. Shizuku allows it, on the condition that Ko's work was still going to be used regardless of who won, and pointing out that Aoba has next to no chance of winning. Though Aoba understandably loses, she does at least accept the decision with no regrets, and Ko even compliments her piece since it was one of Aoba's best so far.far.
** [[spoiler:Ko also]] gives one to Christina's younger sister Catherine, when Catherine gives Hotaru the extremely important job of designing the "King's Hand" enemy (practically the SeriesMascot for the game), a task that other designers had failed to do well enough for Catherine's standards. She is concerned what will happen to Hotaru if she can't do it well enough, and accuses Catherine of treating the employees like "tools." Catherine stands by her decision, saying that she doesn't give employees tasks to boost their self-esteem or advance their careers, but for the good of the company.


** Naru's mother gradually becomes more accepting of her daughter's decision to go into the gaming industry. After initially refusing to send Naru any money for school, and telling Naru that she'd have to come home and inherit the inn if she couldn't get a job at her first choice (thus causing most of Naru's issues), she later has a heart-to-heart talk with Naru at the end of her visit to the inn, and even attends Naru's graduation.



* DoWellButNotPerfect: Discussed in Chapter 35. Hajime's worried about planning the end-of-the-year party with Aoba and Yun, since if they don't do well, they'll be considered employees who can't work well with others, but if they do well, they'll get the job every year. Hajime then suggests that they could do a decent but forgettable celebration, but Aoba wonders if being forgettable is worse than being seen as uncooperative, and Yun argues that they have nothing to lose by doing well.



** In Chapter 42, Nene briefly imagines Umiko, who's difficult to please, being impressed by how far she's come on her game, but a moment later, imagines Umiko criticizing her instead.



* LimitedWardrobe: Zig-zagged. Aoba almost always wears the same suit to work, but outside of work she changes up her wardrobe. Ko almost always wears the same clothes because she sleeps at the office often. Everyone else wears different outfits.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Zig-zagged. Aoba almost always wears the same suit to work, work (when said suit is in the laundry, she changes her outfit, and people make note of it), but outside of work she changes up her wardrobe. Ko almost always wears the same clothes because she sleeps at the office often. Everyone else wears different outfits.



** Hajime once suggests that if she becomes Ko's boss, she'll stop using "[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]" on her. In the dub, which doesn't include the honorifics (or even use the rough equivalent "Ms. Yagami") Hajime's ImagineSpot merely has her speaking to Ko in a more bossy and demanding voice.

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** Hajime once suggests that if she becomes Ko's boss, she'll stop using "[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]" on her. her, [[LastNameBasis calling her "Yagami" instead of "Yagami-san."]] In the dub, which doesn't include the honorifics (or even use the rough equivalent "Ms. Yagami") Hajime's ImagineSpot merely has her speaking to Ko in a more bossy and demanding voice.


* AmbiguouslyGay: More or less everyone, though special mention goes to Rin, who is often hinted at being in love with Ko, and at one point even becomes jealous of Ko and Aoba's mentor relationship.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: More or less everyone, though special mention goes to Rin, who is often hinted at being in love with Ko, and at one point even Ko. She also becomes jealous of Ko and Aoba's mentor relationship.relationship, as well as Ko liking Hifumi's cooking and getting Hifumi to call her "Ko-chan" like Rin does.



* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: Yun says she "wouldn't not be unbothered by" the prospect of Hajime having to move to a different cubicle. Hajime lampshades this trope by asking, "Which is it?"

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* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: Yun says she "wouldn't not be unbothered by" the prospect of Hajime having to move to a different cubicle.cubicle to make room for Momo. Hajime lampshades this trope by asking, "Which is it?"



** Naru pointedly addresses Nene as "Sakura-san" after learning that Nene mainly got her job because of her connections with Umiko. After Naru apologizes, Nene encourages Naru to call her "Nenecchi," like Aoba does, and Naru accepts.



* LostInTranslation: Hajime once suggests that if she becomes Ko's boss, she'll stop using "[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]" on her. In the dub, which doesn't include the honorifics (or even use the rough equivalent "Ms. Yagami") Hajime's ImagineSpot merely has her speaking to Ko in a more bossy and demanding voice.

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* LostInTranslation: LostInTranslation:
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Hajime once suggests that if she becomes Ko's boss, she'll stop using "[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]" on her. In the dub, which doesn't include the honorifics (or even use the rough equivalent "Ms. Yagami") Hajime's ImagineSpot merely has her speaking to Ko in a more bossy and demanding voice.voice.
** When Umiko's discusses her new hires with Kou, she says that Naru was putting on "a cat act," (a reference to Naru's [[BitchInSheepsClothing acting polite while Umiko's around but being hostile to Nene]]), while Nene was like an excitable puppy, prompting Kou to muse about Umiko comparing Naru and Nene to pets. The localizations retain the cat reference, but not the idiom.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Aoba and Nene are sometimes mistaken for middle schoolers.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Aoba and Nene Nene, who are 18 at of the start of the series, are sometimes mistaken for middle schoolers.


* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After Aoba is appointed as a character designer for a game, she gets in over her head and tries to act like a senior even though she's not as experienced as the others. Hifumi manages to talk her down.

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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After Aoba is appointed as a character designer for a game, she gets in over her head and tries to act like a senior even though she's not as experienced as the others. Surprisingly enough for this trope, she quickly realizes she's out of her depth and becomes depressed, at least until Hifumi manages to has a talk her down.with her.



* BrickJoke: In Episode 3, Aoba imagines a situation where Ko punishes her for being late by forcing her to stay overnight in her underwear. At the end of the episode, while facing the prospect of having to work overnight, Aoba blurts out that she doesn't want to sleep in her underwear in front of Ko.

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** Aoba uses "Qeeqle" to search for someone with twintails.
* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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In Episode 3, Aoba imagines a situation where Ko punishes her for being late by forcing her to stay overnight in her underwear. At the end of the episode, while facing the prospect of having to work overnight, Aoba blurts out that she doesn't want to sleep in her underwear in front of Ko.Ko.
** In Episode 7, Aoba's coworkers mention that Umiko supposedly once got impatient and tried to draw her own blood during a physical exam, although they're not entirely sure whether it actually happened. She ends up doing that in the latter half of the episode, which is adapted from Chapter 16.


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* EnsembleDarkhorse: InUniverse, Sophia becomes fairly popular, despite being killed off shortly after her introduction. Since she's the first character Aoba designed, and significantly more important than the villagers Aoba worked on, Aoba's pleased.


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** ''Nene's Maze'', a project Nene created while in training at Eagle Jump.


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** While most of the newer employees call Ko and Rin by their last names, Hifumi uses their first names and "-chan." According to her, Ko insisted on this when she was helping Hifumi talk, and Rin, jealous that someone besides her was on a first-name basis with Ko, asked Hifumi to do the same for her.


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* InconsistentDub: In the dub, Aoba and a few other characters alternate between Rin by her first name and "Toyama," depending on the scene. Ko and Shizuku are always "Yagami" and "Hazuki" to them, though.


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* QuitYourWhining: When Aoba initially struggles with designing Sophia, she says that she's been so busy she hasn't had time to draw, only for Ko to tell her to stop making excuses.

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* BigShutUp: In the dub of Episode 11, Nene screams "SHUT UP!" at the end of her argument with Aoba.


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* LostInTranslation: Hajime once suggests that if she becomes Ko's boss, she'll stop using "[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]" on her. In the dub, which doesn't include the honorifics (or even use the rough equivalent "Ms. Yagami") Hajime's ImagineSpot merely has her speaking to Ko in a more bossy and demanding voice.


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* NervousWreck: The younger nurse at the company physical. In the anime, she's the one who has to take deep breaths to calm down while examining Aoba.


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** At the company physical, Yun and Hajime desperately hope that they'll get the older and more experienced nurse, rather than the younger one, who's a NervousWreck and not very good at her job. When the older nurse steps out and leaves the younger one to hold down the fort, Hajime and Yun react with silent terror.


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* {{Tsundere}}: Flora, a friend Sophie makes while in France. She initially rebuffs Sophie's attempts at befriending her, eventually telling her to go away and not come back. When it seems as though Sophie's given up, Flora's outward reaction- annoyance at Sophie for giving up so easily- seems to imply that she's actually disappointed, but when Sophie returns, Flora accepts her offer of friendship in an emotionally understated manner.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: Chapter 87 focuses on Nene and Naru giving chocolate to Umiko, and learning that everyone else in programming is planning on doing the same.


** Naru is initially so preoccupied with proving herself and getting hired that she refuses to make changes that would put her group at risk of missing their deadlines, even if said changes would make the game better, and cuts corners on programming. Later on, though, she works with Hajime on developing a new game, despite there being a risk of her getting in trouble for it. Likewise, she goes from looking down on Nene for seemingly not taking her work seriously to coming to understand Nene's commitment and skill, and accepting Nene as a friend.

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** Naru is initially so preoccupied with proving herself and getting hired that she refuses to make changes that would put her group at risk of missing their deadlines, even if said changes would make the game better, and cuts corners on programming. Later on, though, she works with Hajime on developing coming up with an idea for a new game, despite there being a risk of her getting in trouble for it. Likewise, she goes from looking down on Nene for seemingly not taking her work seriously to coming to understand Nene's commitment and skill, and accepting Nene as a friend.



* FiveSecondForeshadowing: In the anime, in the scene before Nene joins Eagle Jump, she finds a job posting for the company on a bulletin board.



* SkewedPriorities: Aoba's parents are worried about her staying out late because it's bad for her skin, rather than it being unsafe to go home late at night.

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* SkewedPriorities: SkewedPriorities:
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Aoba's parents are worried about her staying out late because it's bad for her skin, rather than it being unsafe to go home late at night.night.
** Zig-zagged in Episode 18, in which Rin sends a company-wide email to ask who ate Ko's pudding, which cost 100 yen (roughly a dollar). As strange as it is that Rin would worry about something so trivial, as Ko herself mentions, Rin makes the sound point that they're at a critical point and must be able to work together well.



** In Chapter 49, after Ko casually asks Aoba to do the visual, the meeting they're in suddenly turns awkward.

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** In Chapter 49, after Ko casually asks Aoba to do the visual, key visual for Peco, the meeting they're in suddenly turns awkward.



* WhamShot: In Episode 7 of Season 2, Aoba is told to sit in on a job interview with Umiko, but neither she nor the viewer knows who the interviewee is... until the door opens, revealing Nene. Averted in the manga, which makes it clear that Nene is the interviewee from the start of Chapter 51, which begins with Nene's POV.

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
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In Episode 7 of Season 2, Aoba is told to sit in on a job interview with Umiko, but neither she nor the viewer knows who the interviewee is... until the door opens, revealing Nene. Averted in the manga, which makes it clear that Nene is the interviewee from the start of Chapter 51, which begins with Nene's POV.POV.
** Similarly, in Chapter 18, Umiko notices that one of the new hires is running late on her first day, and contemplates firing her. At that point, one of the other debuggers points out that the newcomer just arrived, and the next panel shows Nene saying "F-Fired...". The anime foreshadows this a little, by showing Nene finding an Eagle Jump job posting on her college campus.


** Naru is initially so preoccupied with proving herself and getting hired that she refuses to make changes that would put her group at risk of missing their deadlines, and cuts corners on programming. Later on, though, she works with Hajime on developing a new game, despite there being a risk of her getting in trouble for it. Likewise, she goes from looking down on Nene for seemingly not taking her seriously to coming to understand Nene's commitment and skill, and accepting Nene as a friend.

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** Naru is initially so preoccupied with proving herself and getting hired that she refuses to make changes that would put her group at risk of missing their deadlines, even if said changes would make the game better, and cuts corners on programming. Later on, though, she works with Hajime on developing a new game, despite there being a risk of her getting in trouble for it. Likewise, she goes from looking down on Nene for seemingly not taking her work seriously to coming to understand Nene's commitment and skill, and accepting Nene as a friend.



* FeudEpisode: In Chapter 21/Episode 10 Aoba and Nene have a fight after Nene expresses concern about how hard Aoba is working, and spend most of the segment fuming over the other. They make up by the end.

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* FeudEpisode: In Chapter 21/Episode 10 Aoba and Nene have a fight after Nene expresses concern about how hard Aoba is working, and which Aoba brushes off, angering Nene. They spend most of the segment fuming over the other. They make up by the end.



** When Hajime first introduces herself to Aoba, Aoba initially addresses her as "Shinoda-senpai". Hajime finds that too embarrassing and asks that Aoba just call her Hajime.

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** When Hajime first introduces herself to Aoba, Aoba initially addresses her as "Shinoda-senpai". Hajime finds that too embarrassing and asks that Aoba just call her Hajime. Not long afterward, Yun and Hifumi ask the same of her.



* IronicEchoCut: After Umiko lays into Aoba for some errors, Aoba doesn't have the best opinion of her. Ko says not to worry because Umiko's probably thinking she went overboard. In the very next strip, Umiko says she probably went overboard saying that Aoba looked like an apologetic monkey.

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* IronicEchoCut: After Umiko lays into Aoba for some errors, Aoba doesn't have the best opinion of her. Ko says not to worry worry, because Umiko's probably thinking she went overboard. In the very next strip, Umiko says she probably went overboard saying that Aoba looked like an apologetic monkey.



** The employees who are standing in line for the release of ''Fairies' Story 3'' are terrified of being fired when, after Nene blurts out a spoiler about the identity of the FinalBoss, people begin tweeting about it. Rin desperately tries to convince everyone that those who played the release version simply leaked the information.



* PayingTheirDues: InUniverse, some of the junior employees start out studying various texts and doing training assignments before moving on to significant tasks. This may be why Aoba is more accepting than Ko regarding the BillingDisplacement in ''Peco''.

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* PayingTheirDues: InUniverse, some of the junior employees start out studying various texts and doing training assignments before moving on to significant tasks. This may be why Aoba is more accepting than Ko regarding the BillingDisplacement in ''Peco''. In a flashback, Kou also finds it unfair that Rin, who started around the same time Kou did, has to get her coworkers coffee while Kou gets to work on character design.



* SkewedPriorities: Aoba's parents are worried about her staying out late because it's bad for the skin, rather than it being unsafe to go home late at night.

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* SkewedPriorities: Aoba's parents are worried about her staying out late because it's bad for the her skin, rather than it being unsafe to go home late at night.


* SkewedPriorities: Aoba's parents are worried about her staying out late because it's bad for the skin, rather than it being unsafe to go home late at night.



* WhamLine: In Chapter 49, after Ko casually asks Aoba to do the visual, the meeting they're in suddenly turns awkward.

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** In Chapter 4, Kou repeatedly rejects Aoba's characters, sending them back for changes, since she doesn't want Aoba to be satisfied with "good enough." As such, this line from Rin surprises Aoba.
-->'''Rin''': Truthfully, what you submitted this morning was actually ok as-is.
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In Chapter 49, after Ko casually asks Aoba to do the visual, the meeting they're in suddenly turns awkward.


* VitriolicBestBuds: Hajime and Yun mess with each other and exchange barbs, but they're amicable enough that they're willing to spend time after work together.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds:
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Hajime and Yun mess with each other and exchange barbs, but they're amicable enough that they're willing to spend time after work together.together.
** Kou frequently gets on Umiko's nerves by calling her by her last name, as well as failing to teach Aoba to look for bugs in her [=NPCs=], but also respects Umiko, reassuring Aoba that Umiko is a good person and convincing Momo that Umiko wouldn't hire Naru out of pity.


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* WhamLine: In Chapter 49, after Ko casually asks Aoba to do the visual, the meeting they're in suddenly turns awkward.
-->'''Christina''': The key visual won't be done by Suzukaze-san, but by you, Yagami-san.

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