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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Upon broadcast, the most commonly-viewed fansubbed version of the anime had some rather different ideas on name spellings. Among them were Marieru instead of Mariel, Garuganchua instead of Gargantua, Jiru instead of Jill, and most noticeably, Ririsu instead of Lilith. (Curiously, they did not render Adam and Eve as Adamu and Ibu.) A re-release by a different group in 2007 used the romanizations listed in TheOtherWiki.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Upon broadcast, the most commonly-viewed fansubbed version of the anime had some rather different ideas on name spellings. Among them were Marieru instead of Mariel, Garuganchua instead of Gargantua, Jiru instead of Jill, and most noticeably, Ririsu instead of Lilith. (Curiously, they did not render Adam and Eve as Adamu and Ibu.) A re-release by a different group in 2007 used the romanizations listed in TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.


Many have called ''Yamibou'' a watershed moment for serious {{Schoolgirl Lesbian|s}} moments in anime (though it's been played as comedy since at least 1999 in ''Angel/SteelAngelKurumi'', and probably earlier), the recent rise of ''yuri'' in anime can easily trace its beginning to the late-2003 run of this show. Humorously enough, many of the people who watched the show for just that reason, and who had glowingly referred to it as the defining ''shoujo-ai'' series, absolutely despised the ending. (Several have since attempted to pass the mantle of "defining ''yuri'' series" to ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''.)

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Many have called ''Yamibou'' a watershed moment for serious {{Schoolgirl Lesbian|s}} moments in anime (though it's been played as comedy since at least 1999 in ''Angel/SteelAngelKurumi'', ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'', and probably earlier), the recent rise of ''yuri'' in anime can easily trace its beginning to the late-2003 run of this show. Humorously enough, many of the people who watched the show for just that reason, and who had glowingly referred to it as the defining ''shoujo-ai'' series, absolutely despised the ending. (Several have since attempted to pass the mantle of "defining ''yuri'' series" to ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''.)


* GainaxEnding: Fans are divided as to whether it's a DownerEnding or not.
** Only because we don't have a 'bullshit! ending' trope...

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* GainaxEnding: Fans are divided as to whether it's a DownerEnding this or not.
** Only because we don't have
a 'bullshit! ending' trope...DownerEnding.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Although Ritsuko saves Princess Mariel from Gargantua's possession, Mariel feels she's tainted by having the blood of his darkness inside her and takes poison to end her life.]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: For how much Hazuki puts her in a pedestal, Eve turns out to be quite the capricious character. The time she spends in the book-worlds is her idea of fun, and she doesn't really care about the lives she touches or how deeply she touches them. Eve expresses some admiration for Hazuki's tenacity in chasing her, but doesn't truly love her, and spares no thought for her once [[spoiler:they're back in their respective worlds and Hatsumi's existence is wiped out. At the end, Eve just talks about how much she wants to go on her next adventure, showing the experience with Hazuki didn't affect her]].


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Many have called ''Yamibou'' a watershed moment for serious [[SchoolgirlLesbians schoolgirl lesbian]] moments in anime (though it's been played as comedy since at least 1999 in ''SteelAngelKurumi'', and probably earlier), the recent rise of ''yuri'' in anime can easily trace its beginning to the late-2003 run of this show. Humorously enough, many of the people who watched the show for just that reason, and who had glowingly referred to it as the defining ''shoujo-ai'' series, absolutely despised the ending. (Several have since attempted to pass the mantle of "defining ''yuri'' series" to ''KannazukiNoMiko''.)

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Many have called ''Yamibou'' a watershed moment for serious [[SchoolgirlLesbians schoolgirl lesbian]] {{Schoolgirl Lesbian|s}} moments in anime (though it's been played as comedy since at least 1999 in ''SteelAngelKurumi'', ''Angel/SteelAngelKurumi'', and probably earlier), the recent rise of ''yuri'' in anime can easily trace its beginning to the late-2003 run of this show. Humorously enough, many of the people who watched the show for just that reason, and who had glowingly referred to it as the defining ''shoujo-ai'' series, absolutely despised the ending. (Several have since attempted to pass the mantle of "defining ''yuri'' series" to ''KannazukiNoMiko''.''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''.)


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* FalseCameraEffectsFalseCameraEffects: This show is rather fond of JitterCam, using it three times in the OP alone.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Hazuki's sailor suit doesn't draw much attention from most of the worlds based on ancient time periods. That is, except for Meirin, who calls her out for her weird clothes in a throw-away line.


* AirplaneOfLove

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* AirplaneOfLoveAirplaneOfLove: Hazuki watches a plane in the last episode as she reflects on [[spoiler:the child she has a feeling she will give birth to, suggesting there's a new love interest to come.]]



* BrotherSisterIncest: Hazuki/Hatsumi, since they are sisters (but not by blood). Implied with [[spoiler:Eve/Lilith]], as they are seen lying on the floor in a suggestive position in the last episode.



* DimensionalTraveler: Eve and Lilith, as the keepers of the Great Library, have the power to get into the book worlds and leave whenever they want. Hazuki is one only because she's with Lilith.



* ForeheadOfDoom: Lilith makes fun of Eve for having a big forehead and gives her a nickname based on it.



* MinorMajorCharacter: Arya, the silver-haired boy who appears in every world in a minor role and serves as narrator. Is also [[spoiler:Lilith's hat]].



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* {{Reincarnation}}{{Reincarnation}}: Eve is repeatedly born as a child in every world she decides to be a character in. [[spoiler:And she will be born again into Hazuki's world, as her child.]]
* RetGone: In the last episode, [[spoiler:Hatsumi's existence is eliminated from Hazuki's world, reflected by Hazuki forgetting about her and pictures being altered to remove Hatsumi.]]



* SpitTrailKiss: Hazuki and Hatsumi's love scene in the last episode has a deep kiss which leaves a trail of saliva between them.



* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Has 13 episodes.

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* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Has The anime has 13 episodes.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Hazuki at 15 is taller, stronger and more mature-looking than Hatsumi at 16.


* GenerationShips: Episodes 10-11 are set in a colonization starship that's been travelling for 200 years. The only surviving members are the children, but the corpses of their parents are preserved for the computer to trick them into thinking they're not dead.



* IWillFindYou: The journey to find Hatsumi/Eve drives the plot. Hazuki wants to bring her back to her world, not wanting to let go of her beloved sister/love interest. Lilith wants to bring her back so she'll do her job at the Great Library. Gargantua is madly in love with her and wants to see her again.



* PortalCrossroadWorld: The Great Library is the place from which all the worlds, contained in books, are accessed.

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* PortalCrossroadWorld: PortalCrossroadWorld:
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The Great Library is the place from which all the worlds, contained in books, are accessed.accessed.
** The Universal Garden is also a space between the worlds, but the worlds that its doors lead to are random.


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* WagonTrainToTheStars: Episodes 10-11 feature a spaceship that's carrying humans to a new planet for them to settle in.


* AlternateSelf: Tamamo no Mae reveals that Youko Meirin is her alternate self in episode 11.



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Tamamo no Mae is a sassy woman who's always drinking sake.



* MultipleTailedBeast: It stars two {{kitsune}}s, one with nine tails and one with just two.

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* MilkingTheGiantCow: Gargantua usually expresses himself in bombastic body language, kind of as if he was dancing ballet.
* MultipleTailedBeast: It stars two {{kitsune}}s, one with nine tails The kitsunes Youko Meirin (two tails) and one with just two.Tamamo no Mae (nine).

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* TickleTorture: In episode 10, Gargantua tickles Lilith so she'll tell him where Eve is. The tickling is in suggestive places and her laughing looks a lot like she's orgasming.


* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Hazuki; however, [[SingleTargetSexuality if they're not Hatsumi, she's not interested]].

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Hazuki; Hazuki has lots of fangirls at her school who try to give her gifts and letters, or just squeal when she's playing sports; however, [[SingleTargetSexuality if they're not Hatsumi, she's not interested]].



* LoveLetter: Hatsumi/Eve is given a love letter by a boy in episode 1. Hazuki finds out and harms her out of rage.

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* LoveLetter: LoveLetter:
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Hatsumi/Eve is given a love letter by a boy in episode 1. Hazuki finds out and harms her out of rage.rage.
** Episode 7 has Hazuki receive love letters from an anonymous sender. At the end, it turns out that [[spoiler:Hatsumi was the sender]].



* MagicLibrarian

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* MagicLibrarianMagicLibrarian: Eve and Lilith are immortal dimension-travellers with the job of running the library from which all worlds originate.



* MedievalEuropeanFantasy

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* MedievalEuropeanFantasyMedievalEuropeanFantasy: Gargantua's world of origin (episodes 3-4), a rustic place with kings, princesses, castles and ostracized witches. Weirdly, the witch has a Japanese name, Ritsuko.



* NotGrowingUpSucks: Milka is stuck as a little girl because of magic.

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* NotGrowingUpSucks: Milka is stuck as a little girl because of magic. She laments that she can't get a lover that way.



* ShipSinking: [[spoiler:Nothing quite kills a ship like giving birth to the person you're in love with. Hazuki giving birth to Eve is what will happen in the show's future.]]

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* ShipSinking: [[spoiler:Nothing Nothing quite kills a ship like giving [[spoiler:giving birth to the person you're in love with. Hazuki giving birth to Eve is what will happen in the show's future.]]


* AmazonBrigade: The Oborokamenshuu, female ninjas, from the medieval Japan world. Their boss is a big, masked man.



* CatSmile: Meirin does one when she's thinking to use Lilith to help her increase her magical power.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Hazuki masturbates to thoughts of Hatsumi in episode 7.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Hazuki twice masturbates to thoughts of Hatsumi in episode 7.


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* GigglingVillain: The Oborokamenshuu are always accompanied by a creepy, feminine giggle that's not clear whether it comes from them.


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* IdenticalStranger: Hazuki thinks Fujihime is Eve. Fujihime looks exactly like Eve, except the former has purple eyes and the latter has red.


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* InexplicablyAwesome: There's no indication that Hazuki learned swordsmanship in her world, but she's very good with her sword and can even easily defeat samurai from the medieval Japan world.


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** So does Meirin, which makes Ken-chan warm up to her.


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* {{Kitsune}}: Youko Meirin from the medieval Japan world is a fox girl with two tails who can cast fire magic.


* ADateWithRosiePalms: Hazuki masturbates to thoughts of Hatsumi in episode 7.



* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted, though it's pretty indirect. In episode 7, Hatsumi texts Hazuki before PE, "Uh oh. It came on all of a sudden! Hazuki, do you have one of those?" Hazuki rushes to give her tampons, presumably.



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* ThemeTuneCameoThemeTuneCameo: Hazuki and Hatsumi listen to the OP song on the way to school in episode 7.

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