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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: For most of her life, Mao has considered herself a child too many in her family, and as such, has very low self-esteem. A great part of the story is focused on her constant drive to get out of people's hair, as she feels that she's an intruder in every homes she lives in. This is one of the factors that makes her ObliviouslyBeautiful and also ObliviousToLove.

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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: For most of her life, Mao has considered herself a child too many in her family, and as such, has very low self-esteem. A great part of the story is focused on her constant drive to get out of people's hair, as she feels that she's an intruder in every homes home she lives in. This is one of the factors that makes her ObliviouslyBeautiful and also ObliviousToLove.


-->'''Hiro''': [[spoiler: I had always been putting up a front. "I'm fine living by myself." I had this idea tucked deep down inside for so long. Perhaps it was because I was scared to face the family I hadn't contacted in years. Or maybe I was simply afraid to embrace the heavy loneliness welled up inside of me. I'm still not sure which one it was. Come to think of it, I don't know what ''I'll'' do without Mao. Even so, it feels all I can do is pretend that I'm okay, and silently watch over her as she desperately tries to find her place in this world. Even though she doesn't have to look anymore. Because I just want her to be where she is.]]

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-->'''Hiro''': [[spoiler: I had always been putting up a front. "I'm fine living by myself." I had this idea tucked deep down inside for so long. Perhaps it was because [[BeneathTheMask I was scared to face the family I hadn't contacted in years. Or maybe I was simply afraid to embrace the heavy loneliness welled up inside of me. ]] I'm still not sure which one it was. Come to think of it, I don't know what ''I'll'' do without Mao. Even so, it feels all I can do is pretend that I'm okay, and silently watch over her as she desperately tries to find her place in this world. Even though she doesn't have to look anymore. Because I just want her to be where she is.]]

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* StepfordSmiler: Hiro. [[spoiler: Even though he always acted like he was fine on his own, he had actually been very lonely, as well as possibly afraid of contacting his family again.]] His monologue in [[spoiler: chapter 32]] pretty much sums it up:
-->'''Hiro''': [[spoiler: I had always been putting up a front. "I'm fine living by myself." I had this idea tucked deep down inside for so long. Perhaps it was because I was scared to face the family I hadn't contacted in years. Or maybe I was simply afraid to embrace the heavy loneliness welled up inside of me. I'm still not sure which one it was. Come to think of it, I don't know what ''I'll'' do without Mao. Even so, it feels all I can do is pretend that I'm okay, and silently watch over her as she desperately tries to find her place in this world. Even though she doesn't have to look anymore. Because I just want her to be where she is.]]


* HeroicSelfDeprecation: For most of her life, Mao has considered herself a child too many in her family, and as such, has very low self-esteem. A great part of the story is focused on her constant drive to get out of people's hair, as she feels that she's an intruder in every homes she lives in. This is one of the factors that makes her ObliviouslyBeautiful and also ObliviousToLove.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Subverted. Albeit Hiro is 7 years older than Mao, and much ado is made about their age difference, they're still considered to be within the same generation (±7 years is the usual range).

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: IntergenerationalFriendship:
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Subverted. Albeit Hiro is 7 years older than Mao, and much ado is made about their age difference, they're still considered to be within the same generation (±7 years is the usual range). Daiki and Mao are the same age, while Hina is ~2 years younger than them.
** Mao establishes a close friendship with Sugimoto, who is a fan of her novel, Sugimoto being in her early 20's



* MeaningfulName: According to Mao's father, the "Hi" in Hina's name meant to represent the fact that Hina was the "sun" of her parents' home, meaning that Hina is the "sun" in ''House Of The Sun''. This happens to be one of the reasons 3/4 of the story is focused on bringing Hina back home, as the person who brought Mao into her family in the first place.



** Mao is dense even towards her own feelings... she doesn't even notices Oda's[[spoiler: until he T-O-L-D her. Hiro seems to be either this or [[SelectiveObliviousness just trying quite strongly]] to erase any idea of the possibility that what he feels towards Mao might not be brotherly love.]]

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** Mao is dense even towards her own feelings... she doesn't even notices Oda's[[spoiler: until Oda's [[spoiler:until he T-O-L-D her. Hiro seems to be either this or [[SelectiveObliviousness just trying quite strongly]] to erase any idea of the possibility that what he feels towards Mao might not be brotherly love.]]


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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Hina is the least featured main character, but she's the person who brought Mao into her family's life in the first place.


* CallingTheOldManOut: Mao's father is really overdue for a good serving of this trope. Hiro is making his contempt quite clear though.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Hiro spends a considerable effort calling out Mao's father is really overdue for a good serving of this trope. Hiro is making due to his contempt quite clear though.aloofness towards her and the way he acts towards her in a dispossessed manner, as if it weren't his problem.


-->''"But if I were to sum up Mao in a single sentence I would say that she always did her best. Always did her best to find her way. Always... Always... Always..."

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-->''"But -->''But if I were to sum up Mao in a single sentence I would say that she always did her best. Always did her best to find her way. Always... Always... Always..."''


* ShesAllGrownUp: Underneath his deadpan delivery when he met Mao again in Hiro's house, Daiki was taken aback when he saw her again, not a bratty child like before, but a woman altogether.

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* ShesAllGrownUp: Underneath his deadpan delivery when he met Mao again in Hiro's house, Daiki was taken aback when he saw her again, not a bratty child like before, but a woman altogether.altogether:
--> '''Daiki:''' (inner monologue) ''When I saw her for the first time, I just knew it was her (...) Her skin is flawless, and she's grown her hair out. No matter how you try to look at it, you're living with a full-fledged woman!! What were you thinking, Hiro!? Do you think it's okay to live with someone like this!?''


* LikeBrotherAndSister: This is how Hiro sees his relationship with Mao, who felt mutually until she developed feelings for Hiro.

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: This is how {{Invoked}}. Mao and Hiro sees his relationship with Mao, who felt mutually until she developed feelings for Hiro.are shown to be deeply affectionate towards each other, even before any romantic development happened. Most of the manga is spent on them being more than friends, but less than boyfriend and girlfriend.


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* OnlyChildSyndrome: One of the tropes that drives the plot. Mao is in dire need of a family as an only child, leading her [[SiblingsWanted to want one]]. This is, aside from the ParentalAbandonment.


* PerpetualFrowner: Daiki is certainly not a smiling cookie. He was born miffed and always sports a scowl.

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* PerpetualFrowner: PerpetualFrowner:
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Daiki is certainly not a smiling cookie. He was born miffed and always sports a scowl.scowl.
** Mao, ever since she was little. This is a trait she inherited from her mom.

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* BadLiar: Played with. Mao is as good a liar as anyone, but she's ''terrible'' at hiding love-related stuff. Whenever she's asked, she becomes red like a tomato and stumbles upon her words. This is particularly prevalent when she's talking about Hiro.


''Taiyou no Ie'' (or ''Taiyō no Ie'', meaning ''House of The Sun'') is a 2010 {{shoujo}} [[SliceOfLife]] {{manga}} series by Taamo.

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''Taiyou no Ie'' (or ''Taiyō no Ie'', meaning ''House of The Sun'') is a 2010 {{shoujo}} [[SliceOfLife]] [[SliceOfLife slice-of-life]] {{manga}} series by Taamo.


''Taiyou no Ie'' is a 2010 {{shoujo}} {{manga}} series by Taamo.

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''Taiyou no Ie'' (or ''Taiyō no Ie'', meaning ''House of The Sun'') is a 2010 {{shoujo}} [[SliceOfLife]] {{manga}} series by Taamo.

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* SelfAppliedNickname: "Radical" derived said handle from the famous Japanese historical figure [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_Masamune Date Masamune]], her being a huge history nerd.


** [[spoiler:Hina's stepmom spends a considerable time and effort to become this for Mao, and eventually succeeds]].

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** [[spoiler:Hina's [[spoiler:Mao's stepmom spends a considerable time and effort to become this for Mao, and eventually succeeds]].


When her parents get a divorce and she is conflicted with choosing between them, the eldest son of the Nakamura family, Hiro, suggests for her to live with them. Though secretly glad, Mao rejects the offer and chooses to stay with her father. In spite of moving two stations over, Mao continues to visit the Nakamura family until the death of Hiro's parents... Hiro's younger siblings are taken in by relatives and only Hiro remains in the Nakamura house.

Nine years pass, and Mao, now seventeen-years-old, is in high school and lives with her father, her stepmother, and the latter's daughter. She continues to check up on Hiro, who is now twenty-three and has a job as an entry level programmer, every now and then, but the stress of adjusting to her new family life causes Hiro to ask again if she'd like to move in with him. This time, Mao agrees.

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When her parents get a divorce and she is conflicted with choosing between them, the eldest son of the Nakamura family, Hiro, suggests for her to live with them. Though secretly glad, Mao rejects the offer and chooses to stay with her father. In spite of moving two stations over, Mao continues to visit the Nakamura family until the death of Hiro's parents... Hiro's younger siblings Daiki and Hina are taken in by relatives in Kobe and Sendai respectively, and only Hiro remains in the Nakamura house.

Nine years pass, and Mao, now seventeen-years-old, aged 17, is in high school and lives with her emotionally-distant father, her stepmother, and the latter's young daughter. She continues to check up on Hiro, who is now twenty-three 24 years-old and has a job as an entry level programmer, every now and then, but the stress of adjusting to her new family life causes Hiro to ask again if she'd like to move in with him. This time, Mao agrees.


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* KansaiRegionalAccent: Invoked during Daiki's stay at Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture (located in Kansai). His classmates and family have very strong accents, so Daiki tries to imitate it, but his classmate stops him because he sounds too weird.

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