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* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Nene, who was cruelly dumped by the coworker who she thought loved her]], tells Sumika that "[[DontYouDarePityMe Crying because you've been left behind is just another part of love]]." She adds that Kanoko should be aware of that, too, and that if Sumika wants to help Kanoko, then there are better ways to do it than just by standing in her way.

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* LoveHurts: LoveHurts:
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[[spoiler:Nene, who was cruelly dumped by the coworker who she thought loved her]], tells Sumika that "[[DontYouDarePityMe Crying because you've been left behind is just another part of love]]." She adds that Kanoko should be aware of that, too, and that if Sumika wants to help Kanoko, then there are better ways to do it than just by standing in her way.way.
** Even the main couple is no exception. [[spoiler:Mitsuki confesses to Hime, but not only gets rejected, but ends up driving a wedge between the two of them.]]



* PreppyName: The employees at the salon are given different surnames when working, presumably ones that sound higher-class. Examples include Hime Shirasagi(her real name is Shiraki), Mitsuki Ayanokouji (Yano), Sumika Tachibana (Chibana), Kanoko Amamiya(Mamiya) and [[spoiler:Nene]] Saionji (unknown).

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* PreppyName: The employees at the salon are given different surnames when working, presumably ones that sound higher-class. Examples include Hime Shirasagi(her real name is Shiraki), Mitsuki Ayanokouji (Yano), Sumika Tachibana (Chibana), Mai Mikoshiba(Koshiba) Kanoko Amamiya(Mamiya) and [[spoiler:Nene]] Saionji (unknown).([[spoiler:Nishidera]]).


* RealityEnsues: When you compulsively tell lies, you shouldn't be surprised if people have trouble believing ''anything'' you say. While Hime's intentions for lying to her other "friends" are good, since she wants to protect Mitsuki, Mitsuki understandably begins to question how much she can trust Hime after Hime confesses to being a liar.


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: When you compulsively tell lies, you shouldn't be surprised if people have trouble believing ''anything'' you say. While Hime's intentions for lying to her other "friends" are good, since she wants to protect Mitsuki, Mitsuki understandably begins to question how much she can trust Hime after Hime confesses to being a liar.





* JerkassRealization: Mitsuki realizes that Hime wasn't lying to her about their friendship when they were younger, and was only trying to prevent the rumors that the stern girl was bullying her from continuing. She feels incredibly guilty after afterwards and struggles to become kinder to her former friend. For her part, Hime has a small one when realizing she should have just told Mitsuki about the rumors back then rather jump into her usual lies, as pretending to throw her under the bus was what destroyed their friendship.

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* JerkassRealization: JerkassRealization:
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Mitsuki realizes that Hime wasn't lying to her about their friendship when they were younger, and was only trying to prevent the rumors that the stern girl was bullying her from continuing. She feels incredibly guilty after afterwards afterwards, and struggles to become kinder to her former friend. friend.
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For her part, Hime has a small one when realizing she should have just told Mitsuki about the rumors back then rather jump into her usual lies, as pretending to throw her under the bus was what destroyed their friendship.


** Hime manages to put up a facade of a cute girl, but in reality, is a habitual liar.
** Played with in Mitsuki's case. While her "kind senpai" character is just an act she puts on for the café, she actually hopes to ''[[BecomingTheMask become]]'' that person.

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** Hime manages to put up a facade façade of a cute girl, but in reality, is a habitual liar.
** Played with in Mitsuki's case. While her "kind senpai" character is just an act she puts on for the café, she actually hopes to ''[[BecomingTheMask become]]'' that person. Her actual persona is more socially awkward than anything else, with any rudeness being a mix of brutal honesty and an inability to read the room.



* CentralTheme: People putting on facades of various sorts, for various reasons, from Hime acting like a cute girl to the various characters roleplaying in the salon.
* CerebusSyndrome: Sets in gradually over the course of the first volume. The series starts with Hime, a girl who has a habit of acting cute around others getting roped into working at a salon due to an accident. Over time, it turns out that Hime's habit of lying has cost her the friendship of more than a few people in the past, and by the end of the first volume, Hime realizes that she's been working alongside her former friend the whole time. As a result, Volume 2 is significantly more dramatic and focuses on Hime and Mitsuki's broken friendship.

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* CentralTheme: People putting on facades of various sorts, for various reasons, façades to be more liked and personable, and learning when to break away from Hime acting like a cute girl them to the various characters roleplaying in the salon.
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* CerebusSyndrome: Sets in gradually over the course of the first volume. The series starts with Hime, off as the comedic acts of a chronic liar trying to navigate her new job, which includes a coworker who hates her and see through her cute girl who has a habit of acting cute around others getting roped into working at a salon due to an accident. Over time, act. Then it turns out that this coworker was Hime's habit of lying has cost her the friendship of more than first friend, with their bond being broken as a few people in the past, and by the end result of the first volume, Hime realizes constant lies. From that she's been working alongside her former friend point on, while there's still a lot of levity, the whole time. As a result, Volume 2 focus is significantly more on dramatic and focuses on stories surrounding Hime and Mitsuki's broken friendship.friendship and their haphazard attempts to restore it, as well as the awkward relationships between the rest of the salon members.



* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Liebe Girls' Academy is shown to be a highly prestigious school for wealthy girls. Averted for Hime's elementary, middle and high schools, which appear to be relatively normal schools.

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* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Invoked. Liebe Girls' Academy is shown just a café that's themed to be a highly prestigious school private institution for wealthy girls. Averted for Any of the actual schools we see, like Hime's elementary, middle and high schools, which appear to be relatively normal schools.school, are pretty normal.



* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Hime mentions that her old friend's name was Mitsuki Yano immediately before Mitsuki reveals her real last name.

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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Hime mentions that her old friend's name was Mitsuki Yano immediately before Mitsuki reaches her RageBreakingPoint and reveals her real last name.



** When Kanoko is talking with Hime about Sumika while in the kitchen, referring to Sumika as a gyaru, it touches a nerve with Nene, who tells them not to talk about Sumika behind her back, and saying that Sumika comes in early and stays late. All this suggests that Nene is familiar with Sumika, [[spoiler:as her former schwester]].

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** When Kanoko is talking with Hime about Sumika while in the kitchen, referring to Sumika as a gyaru, it touches a nerve with Nene, who tells them not to talk about Sumika behind her back, and saying that Sumika comes in early and stays late. All this suggests is one of the hardest workers there. This serves to showcases that Nene is familiar with Sumika, [[spoiler:as her and Sumika are good friends, but also hints that [[spoiler:they were former schwester]].schwesters]].



* GratuitousGerman: The cafe uses terms such as "Schwester" (sister) and "Kreuz"(cross).

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* GratuitousGerman: The cafe café is themed around a German slice-of-life story about an all-girls academy, and uses terms such as "Schwester" (sister) and "Kreuz"(cross)."Kreuz" (cross).



* OnlyFriend: Hime was Mitsuki's only friend when she was younger, due to her overly serious personality driving everyone else away. To a certain extent, the same goes for Hime, since while she had other friends, Mitsuki was the only one Hime really cared about. At the start of the series, Kanoko and Hime are each other's only friends, [[spoiler:until Sumika befriends Kanoko]].

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* OnlyFriend: Hime was Mitsuki's only friend when she was younger, due to her overly serious personality driving everyone else away. To a certain extent, the same goes for Hime, since while she had other friends, Mitsuki was the only one Hime really was actually close to and cared about. At the start of the series, Kanoko and Hime are each other's only friends, [[spoiler:until Sumika befriends Kanoko]].



** Hime probably would have had a much easier time at the café and wouldn't make as many mistakes if her employers had straight up told her what the rules were and taught her everything from the ground up instead of just expecting her to know everything and then blaming her for every faux pas she makes. Downplayed in that Sumika eventually does figure out that they should probably be more straight-forward, but even simplified explanations continue to garner confusion.

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** Hime probably would have had a much easier time at the café and wouldn't make as many mistakes if her employers had straight up told her what the rules were and taught her everything from the ground up instead of just expecting throwing her to know everything and then blaming her for every faux pas she makes. into the deep end. Downplayed in that Sumika eventually does figure out that they should probably be more straight-forward, but even simplified explanations continue when things are explained to garner confusion.her in a straight-forward manner, it takes a while for her to understand it.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Hime and Mitsuki. Hime joined up with Mitsuki to play the piano together, but lied to her friends for the sake of Mitsuki's reputation. Evenually, people started thinking that Hime was only playing the piano because Mitsuki was bullying her, and Hime quit, believing it was the only choice to prevent Mitsuki from being made out to be "the bad guy." Mitsuki, shocked by Hime's decision, overheard Hime lying about Mitsuki to her friends, and concluding that Hime had lied about being friends with her(since Hime had confessed to being a liar), maliciously reveals that Hime's friendliness is a facade.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Hime and Mitsuki. Hime joined up with Mitsuki to play the piano together, but lied to her friends for the sake of Mitsuki's reputation. Evenually, people started thinking that Hime was only playing the piano because Mitsuki was bullying her, and Hime quit, believing it was the only choice to prevent Mitsuki from being made out to be "the bad guy." Mitsuki, shocked by Hime's decision, overheard Hime lying about Mitsuki to her friends, and concluding that Hime had lied about being friends with her(since her (since Hime had confessed to being a liar), maliciously reveals that Hime's friendliness is a facade.façade.


* LoveConfession: In the last few chapters of Volume 6, [[spoiler:Mitsuki kisses Hime and admits that she's always had a crush on her. While Mitsuki is overjoyed to get this off her chest and is finally happy for the first time in the series, Hime (who had been expecting a PlatonicDeclarationOfLove instead) spends the next day in [[ThousandYardStare in barely-masked shock]], deeply uncomfortable with this new knowledge.

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* LoveConfession: In the last few chapters of Volume 6, [[spoiler:Mitsuki kisses Hime and admits that she's always had a crush on her. While Mitsuki is overjoyed to get this off her chest and is finally happy for the first time in the series, Hime (who had been expecting a PlatonicDeclarationOfLove instead) spends the next day in [[ThousandYardStare in barely-masked shock]], deeply uncomfortable with this new knowledge.knowledge]].


** Hime claims to be putting up a cute façade, supposedly to [[GoldDigger win a billionaire husband]], but is really just [[IJustWantToBeLoved desires to make everyone love her]]. As a result, while virtually everyone likes her, Mitsuki and later Kanoko are her only real friends, with the group at the salon being the only ones who know her real personality.

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** Hime claims to be putting up a cute façade, supposedly to [[GoldDigger win a billionaire husband]], but is really just because [[IJustWantToBeLoved desires she fears no one would actually like her]] if they actually got to make everyone love her]]. know her. As a result, while virtually everyone likes her, Mitsuki and later Kanoko are her only real friends, with the group at the salon being the only ones who know her real personality.friends.



* InnocentFanserviceGirl: The main conflict of Chapter 21. The new summer outfits place an uncomfortable amount of emphasis on Mitsuki's bust, and while she's personally fine with it, the others are concerned that it's a bit too distracting. They eventually just get her a matching vest to solve the issue, though she is mildly offended by this.



* JerkassRealization: Both Hime and Mitsuki undergo this. Mitsuki realizes that Hime wasn't lying to her about their friendship, and was only trying to prevent the rumors that the stern girl was bullying her from continuing. Later, Hime realizes as they reconcile that she should have just told Mitsuki about the rumors back then rather than act on her behalf, as pretending to throw her under the bus was what made an already insecure Mitsuki doubt the truth of their friendship.

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* JerkassRealization: Both Hime and Mitsuki undergo this. Mitsuki realizes that Hime wasn't lying to her about their friendship, friendship when they were younger, and was only trying to prevent the rumors that the stern girl was bullying her from continuing. Later, She feels incredibly guilty after afterwards and struggles to become kinder to her former friend. For her part, Hime realizes as they reconcile that has a small one when realizing she should have just told Mitsuki about the rumors back then rather than act on jump into her behalf, usual lies, as pretending to throw her under the bus was what made an already insecure Mitsuki doubt the truth of destroyed their friendship.


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* LoveConfession: In the last few chapters of Volume 6, [[spoiler:Mitsuki kisses Hime and admits that she's always had a crush on her. While Mitsuki is overjoyed to get this off her chest and is finally happy for the first time in the series, Hime (who had been expecting a PlatonicDeclarationOfLove instead) spends the next day in [[ThousandYardStare in barely-masked shock]], deeply uncomfortable with this new knowledge.


* HiddenDepths: Several character traits quickly take on a darker meaning as you learn more about the characters themselves.

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* HiddenDepths: Several character traits quickly take on a darker meaning as you learn more about the characters themselves.HiddenDepths:



** Kanoko's inability to talk to anyone besides Hime is initially presented as an endearing quirk that emphasizes that she's a ShrinkingViolet, but as the manga goes on it quickly becomes clear that she's possessively in love with Hime, and absolutely loathes the idea that Hime might rebuild her friendship with Mitsuki. Her flashback goes on to show that prior to Hime reaching out becoming friends, Kanoko was a somewhat misanthropic loner, and even now doesn't like anyone other than her crush.

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** Kanoko's inability to talk to anyone besides Hime is initially presented as an endearing quirk that emphasizes that she's a ShrinkingViolet, but as the manga goes on it quickly becomes clear that she's possessively in love with Hime, and absolutely loathes the idea but knows that Hime might rebuild her friendship with Mitsuki. Her flashback goes on those feelings are doomed to show that prior to Hime reaching out becoming friends, Kanoko was a somewhat misanthropic loner, and even now doesn't like anyone other than her crush.be unrequited.



* HistoryRepeats: In elementary school, people spread rumors about Mitsuki bullying Hime into doing the piano accompaniment with her. In high school, after seeing Mitsuki snap at Hime, the salon patrons start suggesting that Mitsuki forced Hime to be schwestern with her.

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** Zig-zigged with Sumika for comedy. In one chapter, it first appears that Sumika subverts this, when she admits to Hime that she isn't actually reading when on the job, making her and Kanoko believe the older girl really is a dumb gyaru who's always slacking. It later turns out to be a case of ExactWords, as after a day of her showing increasing signs of literary knowledge, she explains that really she is an avid reader. She just doesn't read on the job because then she'd obviously be too distracted to do any actual work.
* HistoryRepeats: In elementary school, people spread rumors about Mitsuki bullying Hime into doing the piano accompaniment with her. In high school, after seeing Mitsuki snap at Hime, the salon patrons start suggesting that Mitsuki forced Hime to be schwestern "schwestern" with her.her. Hime herself brings up the parallel and despairs at this.



* JerkassRealization: After realizing Hime had lied for her sake, Mitsuki realizes that she was the one who betrayed Hime.

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* JerkassRealization: After realizing Both Hime had lied for her sake, and Mitsuki undergo this. Mitsuki realizes that Hime wasn't lying to her about their friendship, and was only trying to prevent the rumors that the stern girl was bullying her from continuing. Later, Hime realizes as they reconcile that she should have just told Mitsuki about the rumors back then rather than act on her behalf, as pretending to throw her under the bus was what made an already insecure Mitsuki doubt the one who betrayed Hime.truth of their friendship.



** Hime probably would have had a much easier time at the café and wouldn't make as many mistakes if her employers had straight up told her what the rules were and taught her everything from the ground up instead of just expecting her to know everything and then blaming her for every faux pas she makes.

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** Hime probably would have had a much easier time at the café and wouldn't make as many mistakes if her employers had straight up told her what the rules were and taught her everything from the ground up instead of just expecting her to know everything and then blaming her for every faux pas she makes. Downplayed in that Sumika eventually does figure out that they should probably be more straight-forward, but even simplified explanations continue to garner confusion.


* CerebusRetcon: Several character traits quickly take on a darker meaning as you learn more about the characters themselves.
** Hime's putting up a cute façade, supposedly to [[GoldDigger win a billionaire husband]], is actually [[IJustWantToBeLoved out of a desire to make everyone love her]]. As a result, while virtually everyone likes her, Mitsuki and later Kanoko are her only real friends.
** Kanoko's inability to talk to anyone besides Hime is initially presented as an endearing quirk that proves that she's a ShrinkingViolet, but in her flashback, it's shown that she was once a somewhat misanthropic loner. Her crush on Hime is also shown to be far stronger than it initially seems, and she turns out to be jealous of Mitsuki's closeness with Hime.
** When Mitsuki first meets Hime, she's outwardly polite towards Hime, hiding her growing irritation with Hime's incompetence while Mitsuki's still in character. In a flashback in the second volume, it turns out that Mitsuki was overwhelmed with emotion upon seeing [[WeUsedToBeFriends her former friend]] again, and was quite disappointed that Hime apparently didn't remember her.


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* HiddenDepths: Several character traits quickly take on a darker meaning as you learn more about the characters themselves.
** Hime claims to be putting up a cute façade, supposedly to [[GoldDigger win a billionaire husband]], but is really just [[IJustWantToBeLoved desires to make everyone love her]]. As a result, while virtually everyone likes her, Mitsuki and later Kanoko are her only real friends, with the group at the salon being the only ones who know her real personality.
** Kanoko's inability to talk to anyone besides Hime is initially presented as an endearing quirk that emphasizes that she's a ShrinkingViolet, but as the manga goes on it quickly becomes clear that she's possessively in love with Hime, and absolutely loathes the idea that Hime might rebuild her friendship with Mitsuki. Her flashback goes on to show that prior to Hime reaching out becoming friends, Kanoko was a somewhat misanthropic loner, and even now doesn't like anyone other than her crush.
** When Mitsuki first meets Hime, she's outwardly polite towards Hime, hiding her growing irritation with Hime's incompetence while Mitsuki's still in character. In a flashback in the second volume, it turns out that Mitsuki was overwhelmed with emotion upon seeing [[WeUsedToBeFriends her former friend]] again, and was quite disappointed that Hime apparently didn't remember her.


* GratuitousGerman: The cafe uses terms such as "schwestern" (sisters) and "kreusz"(cross).

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* GratuitousGerman: The cafe uses terms such as "schwestern" (sisters) "Schwester" (sister) and "kreusz"(cross)."Kreuz"(cross).


* ShoutOut: Liebe Girls' Academy seems to be intended as a homage to ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', with the prestigious all-girls school that uses the "Gokigenyou" greeting, girls in older sister-younger sister relationships, and even a re-enactment of the scarf-fixing scene.

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* ShoutOut: Liebe Girls' Academy seems to be intended as a homage to ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', ''LightNovel/MariaWatchesOverUs'', with the prestigious all-girls school that uses the "Gokigenyou" greeting, girls in older sister-younger sister relationships, and even a re-enactment of the scarf-fixing scene.


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* RichesToRags: Implied with Mitsuki's family. They lived in a BigFancyHouse when Mitsuki was in elementary school, but live in an apartment when she's in high school.



* YearX: The midterm results for the Blume election are tallied on "May XX, 20XX." However, Mitsuki's student ID reveals that her birth date is July 7, 2001, and since she's a first-year in high school at the start of the series, and is turning 16 that year, the story is presumably set in 2017.

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* YearX: The midterm results for the Blume election are tallied on "May XX, 20XX." However, Mitsuki's student ID reveals that her birth date is July 7, 2001, and since 2001. Since she's a first-year in high school at the start of the series, and is turning 16 that year, the story is presumably set in 2017. A calendar in her family's home shows July 7 as a Friday, confirming that the series takes place in 2017.

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* SickEpisode: Mitsuki falls ill at the start of Volume 6, resulting in Hime visiting her.


* BigFancyHouse: Mitsuki has a fairly large house, and her family employs a maid.

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* BigFancyHouse: Mitsuki has had a fairly large house, house when she was young, and her family employs employed a maid.maid. Volume 6, however, shows Mitsuki living in a much more modest apartment complex, so it's possible the Yanos fell on hard times in the years in between.



* WhamEpisode: Chapter 6 reveals that Hime and Mitsuki, unbeknownst to the former, actually used to know each other.

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Chapter 6 reveals that Hime and Mitsuki, unbeknownst to the former, actually used to know each other.other.
** Chapter 29. After an emotional conversation between Mitsuki and Hime, [[spoiler:Mitsuki makes a LoveConfession and kisses Hime]].
** Chapter 31. [[spoiler:Hime announces her resignation from the salon]].



** In Chapter 31, Hime makes a surprising announcement after [[spoiler:learning that Mai's arm has healed]].
-->'''Hime''': Now that [[spoiler:your arm has healed]], it seems like you have enough staff. [[spoiler:This seems like a perfect stopping point. I'm going to be taking my leave of Liebe]].



* YuriGenre: While Mitsuki and Hime don't start the series on very good terms, there's implied to be something between them. It's also implied, and later stated, that Kanoko has an unrequited crush on Hime.

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* YuriGenre: While Mitsuki and Hime don't start the series on very good terms, there's implied to be something between them. [[spoiler:Mitsuki outright states that she's in love with Hime and kisses her]]. It's also implied, and later stated, that Kanoko has an unrequited crush on Hime.

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