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1[[quoteright:250:]]²²->''"My name is Amao Kakeru. It's my fifth year in grade school. This time around, the game that gets us all fired up . . . is called [=LiveOn=]! Those who battle using mysterious monsters called forth from cards are referred to as [=CardLivers=]. [=CardLive=] on!"''²-->-- '''Intro'''²²Amao Kakeru loves the mysterious card game called [=LiveOn=], in which players can summon real-life monsters to life. The only problem is that he's never won a single game. Not only that, but he lacks a powerful [=LiveChange=] card that would allow him to transform into a monster himself. This all changes one day when he meets a mysterious puppy monster named Peddal who can create monster cards at will. From Peddal he gains the Tategami Wolf (Maned Wolf) card, allowing him to change into a pyrokinetic monster wolf that can talk to his monsters.²²A {{Mons}} series in the vein of Franchise/YuGiOh with a splash of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''.²²----²!!This show provides examples of:²²* AnimalMotifs: ²** Dogs and wolves for Kakeru. His transformed state is Tategami Wolf.²** Birds for Ai. ²** Fish for Tohru.²* AnimalTalk: The monsters can only be understood by other monsters or a human transformed using a [=LiveChange=] card.²* AttackAttackAttack: This is the chief reason Kakeru tends to lose.²** This is the core creed of Totsugeki Mustang's life.²* BilingualBonus: Almost all of the monsters, and Kakeru and Peddal's banter.²* BishieSparkle: Tohru, lampshaded by Kakeru. "I wonder why Tohru sparkles?"²* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: Peddal, to human ears sounds like a normal puppy. To monsters he sounds ridiculously well-versed and intelligent. ²* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: All of the aquatic monsters. ²* GatlingGood: Ai's Gatling Goose card, which summons a gosling with a minigun in its beak.²* GratuitousEnglish: Peddal likes to use complicated English phrases.²* GratuitousFrench: What Tohru speaks in.²* TheLoad: Kakeru's Sarusalsas, whose main function in any episode is to cower behind Kakeru. They'll only attack if victory is assured and aren't really strong at all. Their function is to work as the [=PowerSource=] to summon stronger monsters, but even then . . . they're still craven.²* {{Mons}}²* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Tategami Wolf.²* PowerTrio: Kakeru, Tohru, Ai.²* PrincelyYoungMan: Tohru. ²* WorfBarrage: Totsugeki Mustang role in most episodes is to be summoned, charges into battle, and gets instantly wiped out.²* QuicklyDemotedWoman: Ai is the top player in Kakeru's school, until Kakeru gets the Tategami Wolf card. Episode 4 is practically an extreme lampshade hanging of this trope as people forget Ai even plays LiveOn now that there's a BOY in the school who can LiveChange. ²* RedOniBlueOni: Totsugeki Mustang and Shippou Mustang, respectively.²* RunningGag: Kakeru getting Japanese and English words mixed up.²* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Zenith (the monarch of the Vast Ocean type) almost does this when he gets creeped out by his [=CardLiver=]'s furry-esque cosplay.²* SeriousBusiness: Somewhat averted. Oddly enough despite the fact that children are running around and turning wild monsters into playing cards that come to life, it's made clear that [=LiveOn=] doesn't dominate human culture like in other Mons franchises.²* ThreeAmigos ²* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Kakeru, you can't turn into a magic wolf here, you'll block traffic.²* WorldOfPun²** Almost all of the monsters used in [=LiveOn=] are based on some kind of pun, sometimes in Japanese (i.e. - Jukaiju - forest monster), sometimes in English (Heater Rabbit - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) and sometimes in both (Sarusalsa - salsa ape).²** There's also a baffling amount that are terrible bilungual puns referencing American pop culture. For instance: [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Knife Sparrow]], and Rusou ("candle") Crow.²²----


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