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* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Between Yuzuru and Asuza, and is what drives the conflict in the present. Yuzuru never quite took said promise seriously and would up finding a girlfriend in Satomi a few years into his move to Tokyo. Asuza, however, took the promise to heart and [[{{Yandere}} intends to see it fulfilled.]]

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* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Between Yuzuru and Asuza, and is what drives the conflict in the present. Yuzuru never quite took said promise seriously and would wind up finding a girlfriend in Satomi a few years into his move to Tokyo. Asuza, however, took the promise to heart and [[{{Yandere}} intends to see it fulfilled.]]

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*ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Between Yuzuru and Asuza, and is what drives the conflict in the present. Yuzuru never quite took said promise seriously and would up finding a girlfriend in Satomi a few years into his move to Tokyo. Asuza, however, took the promise to heart and [[{{Yandere}} intends to see it fulfilled.]]
->'''Yuzuru''': Dear God, Asuza! That was how long ago?? We were only children then!
->'''Asuza''': So? Is there anything wrong with promises made by children? Are they any less sacred?

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*GameFace: Asuza, to the point that it's the image provided as the OVA's box art.


* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Azusa's demonic pets are able to dispose of anyone she kills by eating feasting on their carcasses.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Azusa's demonic pets are able to dispose of anyone she kills by eating [[EatTheEvidence feasting on their carcasses.]]]]]]


* AttemptedRape: It's revealed that Asuza killed a group of boys in self defense after they tried to gang-rape her. It turns out [[spoiler:this is where her demonic powers first manifested.]] She ends up killing a group of delinquents that corner her in the present as well.

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* AttemptedRape: It's revealed that back in her childhood, Asuza killed a group of boys in self defense after they tried to gang-rape her. It turns out [[spoiler:this is where her demonic powers first manifested.]] She ends up killing a group of delinquents that corner her in the present as well.


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*NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Azusa's demonic pets are able to dispose of anyone she kills by eating feasting on their carcasses.]]


* OffingTheOffspring: [[Asuza's mother tries to strangle her daughter to death realizing their clan's curse has to end with the clan itself. Asuza's demon pets end up overwhelming Mrs. Shiga to her death instead.]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[Asuza's [[spoiler: Asuza's mother tries to strangle her daughter to death realizing their clan's curse has to end with the clan itself. Asuza's demon pets end up overwhelming Mrs. Shiga to her death instead.]]


* AttemptedRape: It's revealed that Asuza killed a group of boys in self defense after they tried to gang-rape her. It turns out [[spoiler:this is where her demonic powers first manifested.]]

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**[[AdaptationalVillainy Averted in the OVA]], where [[spoiler: Asuza utilizes [[ISurrenderSuckers her last moments]] to try and strangle Yuzuru and Satomi both with PrehensileHair before Satomi plunges an arrow into her forehead.]]
* AttemptedRape: It's revealed that Asuza killed a group of boys in self defense after they tried to gang-rape her. It turns out [[spoiler:this is where her demonic powers first manifested.]]]] She ends up killing a group of delinquents that corner her in the present as well.



%% * BreakTheCutie: Asuza tries this by [[spoiler: killing Satomi's dog]]

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%% * BreakTheCutie: Asuza tries this by [[spoiler: killing Satomi's dog]]dog.]]


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*OffingTheOffspring: [[Asuza's mother tries to strangle her daughter to death realizing their clan's curse has to end with the clan itself. Asuza's demon pets end up overwhelming Mrs. Shiga to her death instead.]]


One of the most obscure works from Creator/RumikoTakahashi of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fame, the Laughing Target is a 1983 horror one shot that was later adapted into an OVA in 1987. While using some popular tropes from Takahashi, it takes a darker turn by playing them for drama. It also features one of the first examples of a modern Yandere.

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One of the most more obscure works from Creator/RumikoTakahashi of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fame, the Laughing Target is a 1983 horror one shot that was later adapted into an OVA in 1987. While using some popular tropes from Takahashi, it takes a darker turn by playing them for drama. It also features one of the first examples of a modern Yandere.


One of the most obscure works from Creator/RumikoTakahashi of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fame, the Laughing Target is a 1983 horror one shot that was later adapted into an OVA in 1987.
While using some popular tropes from Takahashi, it takes a darker turn by playing them for drama. It also features one of the first examples of a modern Yandere.

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One of the most obscure works from Creator/RumikoTakahashi of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fame, the Laughing Target is a 1983 horror one shot that was later adapted into an OVA in 1987.
1987. While using some popular tropes from Takahashi, it takes a darker turn by playing them for drama. It also features one of the first examples of a modern Yandere.


The story goes as follows: Yusaruu Shiga is the last descendant of a branch of the Shiga family. As the family is an ancient clan that is about to disappear, the parents agree that the best course of action for the clan is to get him married with her cousin, Asuza. Time marches on, and Asuza's parents die, while Yuusaru is now living a normal life as the lead of the school's archery team not paying much attention to the arrangement, and also has a girlfriend called Satomi. And then Asuza comes back to seal the deal, and chaos ensues due [[spoiler: Asuza trying to murder Satomi and having demonic powers out of the clan being cursed]]

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The story goes as follows: Yusaruu Shiga is the last descendant of a branch of the Shiga family. As the family is an ancient clan that is about to disappear, the parents agree that the best course of action for the clan is to get him married with her his cousin, Asuza. Time marches on, and Asuza's parents die, while Yuusaru is now living a normal life as the lead of the school's archery team not paying much attention to the arrangement, and also has a girlfriend called Satomi. And then Asuza comes back to seal the deal, and chaos ensues due to [[spoiler: Asuza trying to murder Satomi and having demonic powers out of the clan being cursed]]



%% * AttemptedRape: Is part of the backstory of [[spoiler: Asuza]].
%% * BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: One of the main reasons even after many years, Asuza is still devoted to Yuuzaru.

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%% * AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:After being fatally wounded by an arrow, Asuza admits that she could never hurt Yuuzaru and dies from her wound [[GoOutWithASmile with a peaceful smile on her face]]]].
* AttemptedRape: Is part It's revealed that Asuza killed a group of the backstory of [[spoiler: Asuza]].
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boys in self defense after they tried to gang-rape her. It turns out [[spoiler:this is where her demonic powers first manifested.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: One of the main reasons even after many years, Asuza is still devoted to Yuuzaru.Yuuzaru. He promised he would always be there for her.



%% * MurderTheHypotenuse

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%% * MurderTheHypotenuseMurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Asuza]] wants to murder [[spoiler:Satomi]] to have [[spoiler:Yuuzaru]] to herself.


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''Laughing Target'' provides examples of:

* AttemptedRape: Is part of the backstory of [[spoiler: Asuza]].
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: One of the main reasons even after many years, Asuza is still devoted to Yuuzaru.
* BreakTheCutie: Asuza tries this by [[spoiler: killing Satomi's dog]]
* ClingyJealousGirl:Satomi, playing much like your typical Takahasi female lead.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: After claiming she would never hurt Yuuzaru, Asuza dies from an arrow wound]]
* KissingCousins: One-sided. Asuza is committed to Yuusaru, but he's devoted to Satomi.

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''Laughing !!''Laughing Target'' provides examples of:

%% * AttemptedRape: Is part of the backstory of [[spoiler: Asuza]].
%% * BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: One of the main reasons even after many years, Asuza is still devoted to Yuuzaru.
%% * BreakTheCutie: Asuza tries this by [[spoiler: killing Satomi's dog]]
%% * ClingyJealousGirl:Satomi, playing much like your typical Takahasi female lead.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: After claiming she would never hurt Yuuzaru, Asuza dies from an arrow wound]]
* KissingCousins: One-sided. Asuza is committed to her cousin Yuusaru, but he's devoted to Satomi.



* MurderTheHypotenuse

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%% * MurderTheHypotenuseMurderTheHypotenuse
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Laughing Target features examples of:

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Laughing Target features ''Laughing Target'' provides examples of:


* BecauseYouWereNiceTOMe: One of the main reasons even after many years, Asuza is still devoted to Yuuzaru.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceTOMe: BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: One of the main reasons even after many years, Asuza is still devoted to Yuuzaru.



* MoodWhiplash: The one-shot starts innocently enough and you could miss it as another romcom out of Takahashi. Then [[spoiler: Asuza revelas her demonic powers and killing intent towards Satomi]]

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* MoodWhiplash: The one-shot starts innocently enough and you could miss it as another romcom out of Takahashi. Then [[spoiler: Asuza revelas reveals her demonic powers and killing intent towards Satomi]]








* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: After claiming she would never hurt Yuuzaru, Asuza dies from an arrow wound]]



* MurderTheHypotenuse
[[spoiler: *GoOutWithASmile: After claiming she would never hurt Yuuzaru, Asuza dies from an arrow wound]]

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* MurderTheHypotenuse
[[spoiler: *GoOutWithASmile: After claiming she would never hurt Yuuzaru, Asuza dies from an arrow wound]]
MurderTheHypotenuse


One of the most obscure works from Rumiko Takahashi of Ranma 1/2 fame, the Laughing Target is a 1983 horror one shot that was later adapted into an OVA in 1987.

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One of the most obscure works from Rumiko Takahashi Creator/RumikoTakahashi of Ranma 1/2 ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fame, the Laughing Target is a 1983 horror one shot that was later adapted into an OVA in 1987.

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