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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While calling Kurenai a villain is a bit of a stretch, at first sight he's just a host, if a handsome one even for his job. He's also the ''undefeated'' featherweight Asian-Pacific Champion, and has never needed to go the distance, or even been knocked down, until his match with Kosaku.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While calling Kurenai a villain is a bit of a stretch, at first sight he's just a host, if a handsome one even for his job. He's also the ''undefeated'' featherweight Asian-Pacific Champion, and has never needed to go the distance, or even been knocked down, or even ''struck in the face'' until his match with Kosaku.


** After Kosaku loses a match by puking on the ring there's ''nobody'' who wants to fight him, at least until he beats [[ItsPersonal someone who has a personal reason to want to punch his face in]].

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** After Kosaku loses a match by puking on the ring there's ''nobody'' who wants to fight him, at least until he beats finds [[ItsPersonal someone who has a personal reason bone to want to punch his face in]].pick with him]].


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* RunningGag: At least one per arc:
** In Amakusa Jiro's arc, Amakusa getting angry at Kosaku and then [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial they never met before and Kosaku didn't knock him down by accident while they were jogging]].
** In his arc, Matsuzaka Taro playing with his dentures and keeping Kosaku from overeating.
** During Onimaru's arc, people just assuming he's gonna lose.
** During Kurusu Masayoshi's arc, people being surprised at him being timid and never having fought a pro match or a street fight in spite of [[FaceOfAThug his face]].
** In Yoshihiko's arc, him trying to punch Kosaku in the face and either hitting Mukoda or failing completely.
** In his arc, [[CordonBleughChef Tacos Hachiro's horrible cooking]] (children even use it as a MasochistMeal dare) and the reactions to it.
** In Yashamaru Hiroshi's arc, his terrible taste in everything and the messes caused by his fiancee.
** In his arc, Wakaoji cooking something personally but always using the wrong thing as a sauce.
** In Sakura Manabu's arc, people talking of him as a poor boxer due his poor punching power and thus being "boring" and "not flashy", [[BerserkButton getting him angry]].
** In the final arc, Kurenai Ryusei saying he's working at a host club to pay a gigantic debt left by his parents and then admitting it's a lie. PlayedForDrama with the last use, as he explains that [[spoiler:it's a lie because the debt is ''twice of what he says'']].


** Kappei Onimaru fought four times, and lost all four fights. As such he's stuck at four rounds (the lowest level among professional boxers), and if he'll lose another fight he'll be forced to retire.

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** Kappei Onimaru Kappei fought four times, and lost all four fights. As such he's stuck at four rounds (the lowest level among professional boxers), and if he'll lose another fight he'll be forced to retire.retire.
** To try and get Kosaku to refuse the challenge from his manager, Onimaru punches a sandbag and breaks it. Commentary from the Mukoda gym boxers reveal the bag was actually already broken and Onimaru simply finished it off, and given he punched it bare-handed he could have well injured himself... But they don't care much, as they now have to clean his mess.
** Kosaku accepts to fight Onimaru, as he's a welterweight and for the match he not only won't have to diet but will be able to fatten himself up. This has three consequences:
*** As he's already a six round boxer, and one that skipped the four round stages, Kosaku ''has'' to win or nobody will ever fight him again, ending his career.
*** Kosaku goes in the fight twenty pounds over his normal fighting weight-and his stamina is completely out of whack, as he's just not used to fight while so heavy.
*** Having gone directly from amateur to six rounds professional, Kosaku isn't used to the four rounds fights rules, and only finds out he'll lose by TKO with two knock downs rather than three when he gets knocked down once and Mukoda points that out.
** Sakura Manabu is a good boxer, [[WeakButSkilled compensating his poor punching power and chin with sheer technical skills and by-the-book attacks]] that won him a good record by points even if he has never knocked down an opponent. Much to his chagrin he's never got a chance for an important match, as boxing is a spectator sport and he's not flashy enough to please the crowd.
*** During his fight with Kosaku he uses clinches and other attacks to get the upper hand, and could easily win by points, but, being irritated by his reputation as "boring" and "not flashy enough" decides to go for the knock out against someone who can punch as hard as a welterweight (''four'' weight categories and twenty pounds above the featherweights). Predictably, he loses so hard the referee skips the count and calls directly for the paramedics.

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* RealityEnsues: Surprisingly enough, it happens from time to time:
** No matter how good he actually is, Kosaku's diet problems hamper his career and makes everyone consider him a joke.
** After Kosaku loses a match by puking on the ring there's ''nobody'' who wants to fight him, at least until he beats [[ItsPersonal someone who has a personal reason to want to punch his face in]].
** Kappei Onimaru fought four times, and lost all four fights. As such he's stuck at four rounds (the lowest level among professional boxers), and if he'll lose another fight he'll be forced to retire.


* ComfortFood: In Chapter 7, Kosaku does this with ramen after Angela tells him to stop liking her for more than a friend.

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* ComfortFood: In Chapter 7, 7 of Volume 2, Kosaku does this with ramen after Angela tells him to stop liking her for more than a friend.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Kappei Onimaru is an experienced boxer who is still stuck at four rounds bouts (the lowest level) because he never won a match, but is so proud of his opponents to the point of hanging their portraits in his home because they all became champions, prompting Kosaku, who has been tempted into fighting him in spite of the weight difference, to quip beating him is good luck. [[spoiler:Kosaku wins and ends the series as the OPBF champion]].


* [[AdaptationalNiceGuy Adaptational Nice Woman]]: In the live action adaptation the Mother Superior is much more understanding of Angela's plight, though she still tries to keep her as a nun.
* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted. He also acts as a jerk in general, when his manga counterpart is simply a professional who happens to be Angela's creditor and whose only questionable action, getting her indebted by lying about having a huge debt to pay, being explained by him (and Angela) originally expecting her aunt to pay it and [[spoiler:his debt being ''double'' of what he says]].

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* [[AdaptationalNiceGuy Adaptational Nice Woman]]: In the live action adaptation the Mother Superior is much more understanding of Angela's plight, though she with her role as a strict disciplinarian being pushed on [[CanonForeigner Sister Milly]]. She still tries to keep her as a nun.
* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted.indebted, and later informs the other nuns of the whole incident and Kosaku's bet. He also acts as a jerk in general, when his manga counterpart is simply a professional who happens to be Angela's creditor and whose only questionable action, getting her indebted by lying about having a huge debt to pay, being explained by him (and Angela) originally expecting her aunt to pay it and [[spoiler:his debt being ''double'' of what he says]].


* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted. He also acts as a jerk in general, when his manga counterpart is simply a professional who happens to be Angela's creditor.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted. He also acts as a jerk in general, when his manga counterpart is simply a professional who happens to be Angela's creditor.creditor and whose only questionable action, getting her indebted by lying about having a huge debt to pay, being explained by him (and Angela) originally expecting her aunt to pay it and [[spoiler:his debt being ''double'' of what he says]].


* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted. He also sabotages Kosaku's initial attempt at paying the debt, and humiliates one of his gym mates before his father.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted. He also sabotages Kosaku's initial attempt at paying the debt, and humiliates one of acts as a jerk in general, when his gym mates before his father.manga counterpart is simply a professional who happens to be Angela's creditor.

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* NiceGuy: Kosaku, at his heart, is an incredibly nice man-who also happens to be an utter moron.


* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted. He also sabotages Kosaku's initial attempt at paying the debt, and humiliates one of his gym mates before his father.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: While calling Kurenai a villain is a bit of a stretch, at first sight he's just a host, if a handsome one even for his job. He's also the ''undefeated'' featherweight Asian-Pacific Champion, and has never needed to go the distance, or even been knocked down, until his match with Kosaku.


* [[AdaptationalNiceGuy Adaptational Nice Woman]]: In the live action adaptation the Mother Superior is much more understanding of Angela's plight, though she still tries to keep her as a nun.
* AdaptationalVillainy: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted.



* TookALevelInJerkass: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted.
* TookALevelInKindness: In the live action adaptation the Mother Superior is much more understanding of Angela's plight, though she still tries to keep her as a nun.

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The series received an OVA adaptation in 1988, and a nine-episodes live action adaptation in 2008.


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* AdaptedOut: Angela's entire family doesn't appear in the live action.


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* TookALevelInJerkass: As a result of Mizue being AdaptedOut, in the live action Ryusei Kurenai himself lures Angela at the host club and gets her indebted.
* TookALevelInKindness: In the live action adaptation the Mother Superior is much more understanding of Angela's plight, though she still tries to keep her as a nun.


* UnderestimatingBadassery: Kosaku's diet problems mean that many opponents expect an easy victory, and get caught by surprise when [[LetsGetDangerous he gets serious]]. It starts with his opponent at the professional test, already a professional himself and a rising star, [[OneHitKO losing consciousness and all his teeth to a single punch]] (something he holds an enormous grudge for), and eventually results in him [[spoiler:winning the ''Asian-Pacific championship'']] due his opponent's manager wishing to give his boxer a spectacular victory before they tried for [[spoiler:the world championship]] and not expecting Kosaku to actually be that good.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Kosaku's diet problems mean that many opponents expect an easy victory, and get caught by surprise when [[LetsGetDangerous he gets serious]]. It starts with his opponent at the professional test, already a professional himself and a rising star, [[OneHitKO losing consciousness and all his teeth to a single punch]] (something he holds an enormous grudge for), though in his case it was because he was a professional facing an amateur, and eventually results in him [[spoiler:winning the ''Asian-Pacific championship'']] due his opponent's manager wishing to give his boxer a spectacular victory before they tried for [[spoiler:the world championship]] and not expecting Kosaku to actually be that good.good.
* WeightWoe: Kosaku's diet problems are the main obstacle to his career, as his troubles slimming down made him lose more than a few matches. On the other hand, [[UnderestimatingBadassery more than a few opponents failed to realize his actual strength until too late]].

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