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1[[quoteright:240:]]²[[caption-width-right:240:Anis and all her boys, [[UnwantedHarem not that she wants them]].]]²''Barajou no Kiss'' (''Kiss of Rose Princess'') is a {{Shoujo}} manga by Aya Shouoto that ran in the magazine ''Asuka'' from 2008 to 2011, compiled in 9 volumes. This would be your bog standard {{Shoujo}} manga except for the author's fondness for {{subvert|edTrope}}ing, {{invert|edTrope}}ing, {{gender|Flip}}flipping, and [[PlayingWithATrope generally tossing about]] the tropes common to the genre.²²So you think your father is a ManipulativeBastard out to ruin your life? Anis Yamamoto would like to compare notes if you wouldn't mind.²²First her father straps her with a choker that won't come off and he [[BlatantLies claims]] is a amulet of protection. When said choker finally does come off (through no efforts of her own) she finds herself [[UnwantedHarem saddled with four teenage boys]] calling themselves her 'Rose Knights,' who [[CastFromHitPoints use her blood to fuel their magic]], a [[VaguenessIsComing vague prophecy of doom]], and then her father decides to [[FromBadToWorse come home]].²²Anis can summon the boys via color coded cards and order them to do her bidding. They must do what she says or get beaten with rose thorns. Downside to having a quartet of hot guys who have to do your bidding or face rose thorns of doom is that said magic is powered off her blood. (This is strongly implied to be the only reason Anis doesn't run around trying to [[ take over the world]].) Her father is trying to replicate the Rose Contracts for reasons unknown and likes to mess with Anis's head on the side.²²It was licensed for English release by Creator/VizMedia under the title ''Kiss of the Rose Princess'' in 2014.²----²!!Examples of tropes found in ''Barajou no Kiss''²²* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Averted. [[spoiler:Itsushi worked as Schwartz's apprentice but it's actually Schwartz who became "evil", and now Itsushi keeps his apprenticeship as memories of OldShame.]]²* AngstComa: Mutsuki, having spent years in sleep, suffers amnesia after [[spoiler: killing his older brother. Averted as he collapsed before actually killing him.]]²* AudioPlay: Two drama [=CDs=] featuring audio enactments of the first two volumes were released during the series' run. In addition to that, two short original drama [=CDs=] were available for a limited time through a mail order to the ''Asuka'' magazine.²* ArchnemesisDad: Pity poor Anis, not only is her father the school doctor, he is literally out to ruin her life in the most sadistic ways possible. ²* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Seiran]]. He looks like a teenage {{Bishonen}}. He's actually a [[spoiler:three-year-old homunculus.]]²* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as the Rose Knights are forced to do this by their MagicallyBindingContract.²** GenderFlipped with Anis and her knights because when they are in trouble she'll ignore everything else to save them.²* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Near the end of the series, when [[spoiler:Tenjou]] does a FaceHeelTurn, he kidnaps Anis and has her wear a wedding dress [[spoiler:to force her to max out his awakening]].²* BadassLongcoat: Mutsuki and Tenjou are really fond of these. Though all the boys except Kaede gets in on the action at least once. ²* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Mutsuki is partially motivated to steal Anis's heart because the first Rose Princess and the Black Rose Knight became a couple.²* BelligerentSexualTension: Kaede and Anis.²* BigDamnHeroes: When Anis and the Rhode Knights get ready to face off against the church, [[spoiler:Yakou, Idel, Itsushi, and Haruto]] come BackForTheFinale.²* BigManOnCampus: Tenjou is the most popular boy in school.²* BishieSparkle: Tenjou does this ''all the time.''²* BodyguardCrush: All the knights develop feelings for Anis.²* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Yocteau was contaminated by the miasma of the demon lord when the yellow rose broke the seal 200 years ago. He begged Mutsuki constantly to kill him permanently so he could [[DyingAsYourself die as himself]].]]²* BreakoutCharacter: Mutsuki.²* BroughtDownToNormal: This will happen eventually when the Rose Princess reaches the final stage of awakening with any one of the knights. Once a knight gets engaged to the Rose Princess, the other knights will lose all their powers.²* CallingYourAttacks: Tenjou loves to do this, and Anis loves to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade it]].²* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Inverted as the only one that Tenjou is perverted around is Anis.²* CantCatchUp: Seiran gets introduced, summoned, and powered up ''after'' Kaede, Tenjou, and Mutsuki. He's also the one who gets summoned the least and is only seen fighting on two occasions.²* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Occasionally {{lampshaded}}.²* CavalryBetrayal: [[spoiler: Mutsuki, joined his brother who is with the Villains. Averted as Mutsuki and Tenjoh were TheChessmaster planning to know the location of the machine.]]²* ChildhoodFriends: Kaede and Seiran live near each other and have known each other since they were little, [[spoiler:except any memory Kaede has of growing up with Seiran are actually FakeMemories because Seiran is an ArtificialHuman.]] Anis and Haruto were also childhood friends.²* ClingyMacGuffin: The cards... won't... go... away...²* ColorCodedCharacters: The Knights. The color of their rose matches their hair.²* CostumePorn: The knights' uniforms that appear when they create a true pact with Anis are very elaborate. Tenjou also has a lot of crazy costumes he'd like to show off to Anise.²* CrazyJealousGuy: When the knights find out who stole Anis's first kiss, [[SkewedPriorities that's all they can focus on]], and they get so violent it even scares Anis.²* CreepyChild: Seiran. In one chapter, he whips up a high end explosive in about 3 seconds, and detonates it with a smile on his face. He has apparently been using hallucinogens on Kaede for years, admits to trying to dose Anis with a love potion, carries around an acid strong enough to melt steel, and his medicines, although effective, are so horrific that they make there drinker's "See Hell", according to Kaede.²* CrossPoppingVeins: Anis gets these pretty much any time she has to deal with Tenjou for an extended period of time. Or whenever Kaede talks back to her, which is often. ²* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Anis. So, so much.²* CutenessProximity: Seiran is so adorable that he captures the attention of many girls (and sometimes even guys!).²* DamselOutOfDistress: Anis will not take any of these dimension warping shenanigans sitting down, thank you very much! She may have just been informed that her [[ArchnemesisDad father]] intends to sacrifice her to a seal of unknown demonic origin and otherwise make her life hell, but she is not going to just sit around and mope. No. She is going to kick her Knights' collective asses into gear and they will obey or they will get the rose thorns of doom.²* DangerousSixteenthBirthday²* DarkMagicalGirl: [[spoiler: Galacta/Ella]], Anis' EvilCounterpart.²* DeadpanSnarker: Mutsuki has plenty of those moments, but he really has a SugarAndIcePersonality.²* DealWithTheDevil: Shiden gave up his left eye to [[spoiler:Yocteau]] to [[spoiler:grant Ella/Galacta's wish of living her life as a real girl.]]²* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Is it the red or black knight? The WordOfGod has given immense BackStory and CharacterDevelopment to only one of the knights.]]²* DefrostingIceQueen: GenderFlipped with Mutsuki.²* {{Determinator}}: Anis will always see through her plans and make sure everything is all right if she can help it.²* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Galacta/Ella]], but not before giving a DyingDeclarationOfLove to Anis.²* DietEpisode: In a side story, Anis summons the knights so she can use up her energy to lose weight.²* DoNotCallMePaul: Galacta hates it when people call her by her name, Ella.²* DoWellButNotPerfect: Anis and the Rhode Knights enter an idol competition to win an Arcana Card. However, the Arcana Card is the second place prize, so Anis tries to come up with plans that would give them a better chance of earning second place.²* DoggedNiceGuy: All the Rhode Knights for Anis.²* DudeLooksLikeALady: Seiran is often noted to be "so cute that he could pass off as a girl."²* DudeWheresMyRespect: When Kaede and Anis give a heartfelt speech about ThePowerOfFriendship to Seiran, Seiran immediately thanks Anis, ignoring Kaede.²* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Haruto does this with Anis... [[spoiler: averted though because he doesn't actually die. He just gets teleported to China. Yeah, I don't know either.]]²** It's played straight with [[spoiler:Galacta, who admits Anis is everything she's wanted to be and loves her for that]].²* ElegantGothicLolita: Dominion Galacta incorporates lolita in her outfits.²* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:Tenjou forces Anis to give him a stage three awakening, but the thorns from awakening are supposed to encircle him entirely before it's complete. The thorns end up circling around Seiran's card instead, so Seiran ascends to stage two.]]²* EvenEvilHasStandards: Yakou refuses to manipulate or hurt his fans during the battle against the Rhode Knights.²* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Tenjou is shown having a horde of adoring fans of both genders. His [[PsychoSupporter vice president]] is rather, ah, ''[[ devoted]]''.²* TheEveryman: Kaede²* FaceHeelTurn: Near the end of the series, [[spoiler:Tenjou sides with the church and turns on Anis and the knights, forcing her to marry him.]]²* FairytaleMotifs: Three pieces of artwork were centered around fairytale themes. The "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood"-themed image featured Anis as Little Red Riding Hood, Kaede as the Huntsman, and Tenjou as the Wolf. The "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast"-themed image featured Anis as Belle and Mutsuki as the Beast. "Literature/TheLittleMermaid"-themed image featured Anis, Haruto, and Seiran.²* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:Mutsuki's betrayal to the team had been planned by him and Tenjou the whole time to allow Mutsuki to get close to Yocteau.]]²* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Seiran is not a real human. The memories Kaede had about growing up with him were all fake and induced by the hallucinogen-emitting roses in Seiran's garden.]]²* FemaleGaze: [[ This was not a manga written with boys in mind.]]²* FirstGirlWins: GenderFlipped. Punishment 40 reveals that [[spoiler: Kaede]] won the LoveDodecahedron.²* FiveManBand: The main cast.²** TheHero: Kaede²** TheLancer: Tenjou²** TheBigGuy: Mutsuki²** TheSmartGuy: Seiran²** TheChick: Anis²** WildCard: [[spoiler:Haruto, as the yellow rose was part of the original knight line-up.]]²** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Idel is appointed as a temporary knight.]]²* FlowerMotifs: Roses are commonly used in the series, and each knight is represented by a rose. Using [[ this chart of rose color meanings]]:²** Kaede is represented by the red rose, which stands for love.²** Tenjou is represented by the white rose, which stands for innocence (Japanese meaning).²** Mutsuki is represented by the black rose, which stands for bitterness.²** Seiran is represented by the blue rose, which stands for miracles/the impossible (Japanese meaning).²** Haruto is represented by the yellow rose, which stands for jealousy (Japanese meaning) and friendship (Western meaning). [[spoiler:He is later represented by the gold rose.]]²** Idel is represented by the orange rose, which stands for faith (Japanese meaning).²** Yakou is represented by the lime rose.²** Yocteau is represented by the gray rose.²** Shiden is represented by the violet rose, which stands for elegance (Japanese meaning).²** [[spoiler:Anis's father, Schwartz,]] is represented by the silver rose.²* FollowInMyFootsteps: [[spoiler:Yocteau, Mutsuki's older brother, wants him to do what he failed in [[ doing.]].]]²* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Tenjou is sanguine, Kaede is choleric, Mutsuki is melancholic, and Seiran is phlegmatic.²* GreenEyedMonster: 200 years ago, [[spoiler:the Yellow Rose Knight became jealous of the Red Rose Knight and betrayed him by breaking the seal to the demon lord. The yellow rose was sacrificed to rebuild the seal and the blue rose was created to take the spot he vacated.]]²* GottaCatchThemAll: The Arcana Cards.²* HesNotMyBoyfriend: When Mikage asks Anis about her relationship with Kaede, she says this. Sadly, this was just moments after Kaede realizes his feelings for Anis, and overhears their conversation.²* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:Mutsuki switches sides a lot because of the {{Foreshadowing}} from his fragmented memories and his conflict between choosing his loyalty to Anis over that of his brother's dying will.]] Haruto is this too -- he starts out being Anis's friend to being the first main antagonist towards Anis, and sacrifices himself to seal the gate to the demon lord. [[spoiler:Then he comes back as the gold rose under Ella's lead... but only just to help her save her father.]]²* HeterosexualLifePartners: Yakou and Idel are very close to one another, to the point that [[spoiler:Yakou donated one of his kidneys to Idel.]]²* IHaveManyNames: The knights are given a variety of names like: xx Rose, Knight of the xx Rose, xx Knight. ²** Kaede gives an extra to Mutsuki by simply calling him "Black"²** Mutsuki's original name is [[spoiler: Quess]]²* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: While the other knights are actively pursuing Anis, Seiran doesn't mind if Anis doesn't return his feelings as long as he can see her smile, and he even tries to help Kaede out with his feelings for her sometimes.²* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Haruto is from Osaka and he wants Anis to be part of his BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. [[spoiler:Of course, his cheerfulness is pretty much ObfuscatingStupidity.]]²* IdiotHero: Anis is this straight up.²* IllBoy: Seiran seems to get sick a lot, but Anis learns that his "sickness" is really a rose allergy. This trope is played straight with Yakou, who became progressively ill after [[spoiler:he donated one of his kidneys to Idel]].²* IntimateHealing: When Anis falls unconscious trying to save Yakou, Seiran revives her with medicine and administers it through a kiss.²* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Neither Kaede nor Mutsuki were pleased to see Anis as their Rose Princess, but as time went on, both of them warm up and eventually fall in love with her.²* KansaiRegionalAccent: Haruto is from Osaka and therefore speaks with a Kansai accent.²* KissingCousins: [[spoiler:Because Anis' mother was from the church run by Tenjou's family, and the members of the church interbreed, Anis is Tenjou's distant cousin. That doesn't stop him from making advances on her and trying to carry out the church's orders into marrying her.]]²* LargeHam: Tenjou, oh, so very much, when he talks about Anis. The first moment he reveals his hamminess, Anis realizes she's been LovingAShadow the entire time.²* TheLoad: Seiran sees himself as this in chapter 26 because he hasn't reached his awakening.²* LoveAtFirstSight: Seiran fell in love with Anis at first sight, and it's implied that Tenjou did the same. [[spoiler:This also happened with Lissa and Schwartz in their first meeting involving CrashIntoHello.]]²* LoveDodecahedron: All of the Rhode Knights (including Haruto) are in love with Anis, but who she likes has yet to be decided [[spoiler:until the end, where it's implied she and Kaede hook up]]. Meanwhile, Tenjou has a horde of fangirls and fanboys who adore him. Mikage[[spoiler:/Ella/Galacta]] takes a liking to Kaede, [[spoiler:but she's actually in love with Anis]].²* LuminescentBlush: Anis is prone to this. ²* MagicContractRomance: Anise and her Rose Knights. Not that she [[UnwantedHarem wants]] a "until the end of time" romance with any of them.²* MagicIdolSinger: GenderFlipped with Idel Suzumura and Yakou Hasuzaki.²* MakeMeWannaShout: Idel uses soundwaves to attack.²* MentorMascot: Ninufa is a surprisingly creepy one.²* MrExposition: Thank you, Itsushi Narumi. Without you, we would probably never know what the hell was going on.²* NextTierPowerUp: After the Rhode Knights complete the true contracts, they ascend to the next stage, which requires them to have awakenings based on their bond with Anis to claim their strongest powers.²* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Mutsuki killed his brother; however, 200 years later, and he's back via FunctionalMagic.]]²* OddFriendship: Seiran and Ninafu are very close friends. Ninafu even made a pair of pajamas for Seiran so they could match.²* OfficialCouple: Though the manga ended in an abrupt rush, [[spoiler: Kaede x Anis]] is pretty much official. ²* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If Tenjou's not being a LargeHam, something is wrong.²* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Mutsuki isn't a Vampire, he's a ''Dark Stalker''. Oh.²* PinocchioSyndrome: [[spoiler:Galacta]] is obsessed and in love with Anis because [[spoiler:she represents everything that she had wanted in her life: to be a normal girl, and live a normal life.]]²* PluckyGirl: Anis again.²* PowerIncontinence: Hasuzaki Yakoh can control fragrances in hypnotic quantities, but when he gets exhausted he'll start feeling the effects of his own hypnosis.²* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Oh, Tenjou, it works with everybody else except Anis, huh?²* {{Protectorate}}: Anis for her Rose Knights.²* PsychoRangers: Galacta/Ella and her four fake knights: violet, silver, gold, and gray.²** MakingASplash: Shiden's main attacks use water.²** {{Necromancer}}: Yocteau's attacks are centered around death.²* RaisedByGrandparents: Seiran lives in a BigFancyHouse with his grandparents, [[spoiler:though his grandparents are part of the FakeMemories implanted in Kaede]].²* RedStringOfFate: Or rose vines of fate in this case.²* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Galacta (though she only becomes a scythe for Anis), and also Yocteau.]]²* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:The blue rose was created specifically to replace the yellow rose, as the yellow rose had been sacrificed to seal the gate to the demon lord 200 years ago. This means that Seiran is an artificial human meant to take up the role Haruto had been taking up the entire time.]] Also, [[spoiler:Tenjou's church has been making clones out of Kaede, Seiran, and Mutsuki in secret to succeed their powers.]]²* TheRival: All knights eventually see each other as rivals for Anis's affection, which Anis desperately tries to avoid.²* RoseHairedSweetie: Anis is colored with pink (or strawberry blonde) hair, and is the emotional support of the group.²* RoyalBlood: [[spoiler:Mutsuki, who's apparently a prince.]]²* SacredFirstKiss: [[spoiler:Kaede's was stolen by Mikage (Galacta/Ella); Anis's was stolen by Mutsuki during the pageant. Averted since Anis decides that her first kiss was with Ninufa when [[CrashIntoHello they first met a la faceplant]].]]²* SayItWithHearts: If Anie is suddenly spouting hearts in her sentences just do whatever the heck it is she wants or face rose thorns of doom.²* SchoolFestival: An entire two chapters worth.²** Had to wait until Mutsuki spurn his InstantCosplaySurprise on Anis for that.²* SchoolIdol: Tenjou is one of the biggest idols in school. ²* ScrewDestiny: Anis refuses to use [[spoiler:Seiran]] to seal the gate to the demon lord even though that was his purpose for existing.²* ShipperOnDeck: Seiran does this for Kaede and Anis, [[spoiler: even though he admits to being in love with her.]]²** Tenjou does it for [[spoiler:Domina Galactica]] and [[ Anis]]²* ShrinesAndTemples: Kaede lives in a Shinto Shrine, Tenjou lives in a Church, Mutsuki lives in the Church's ''basement.'' Are we sensing a theme yet?²* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Like many other girls at school, Anis admired Tenjou at first. When she learns of his true personality, she drops him like a hot potato.²* SomethingAboutARose: Why, yes, it's a manga that uses a lot of rose motifs.²* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Anis's name is officially spelled "Anis" [[ according to the artbook for the series]], ''Jewel's Rose''. Prior to the book's release, fans romanized her name as "Anise" or "Agnes", and some people still use those romanizations. Viz's translations decided to go with "Anise."²** In addition to this, fans romanize the knights' collective name as "Rhode Knight", but in chapter 15, when Anis imagines the knights debuting as a BoyBand, the name is written in English as "Rhodonite." A pun, perhaps?²* SpotlightStealingSquad: [[spoiler: Mutsuki. Everything that's vital to the plot gets revealed. Heck, the fandom even finds out where he sleeps.]]²* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:Schwartz and Lissa, the woman who would give birth to the next Rose Princess, Anis.]] Because Lissa was a member of the church, she was not allowed to be with him.²* StudentCouncilPresident: Tenjou²* SuperDeformed: The artwork does an ArtShift to SuperDeformed figures during comical moments.²* ThatCameOutWrong: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Kaede [[ the moment he says it.]]²* ThoseTwoGirls: Anis's best friends, nicknamed Nana-chan and Hiro-chi, appear very sparsely in the manga.²* TitleDrop: The last line in the manga? "That was ''the kiss of the rose princess''!"²* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler:Mutsuki, especially in regards to him being a "Dark Stalker" and tons of {{Foreshadowing}} about him being a traitor to the team.]]²* TookALevelInBadass: Anis does this more than once.²* TooKinkyToTorture: Tenjou, [[ oh god.]] All he really wants is for [[ Anis to command his every being]].²** Strong hints that this also applies to [[ Mutsuki]]²** Even Seiran just wants her to [[ order him around]].²** And now, Kaede's normality [[ is]] [[ gone.]]²* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Mutsuki, [[spoiler: I guess having your whole race killed by your brother, and then you killing him was enough to put you to sleep for 200 years. It took DreamingTheTruth to start remembering everything.]]²* {{Tsundere}}: Anis towards her Knights. It's completely justified when it comes to Tenjou. ([[TooKinkyToTorture And he likes her that way]])²* UndyingLoyalty: The knights to their dominion.²* UnskilledButStrong: Yakou has powers so strong that at one point it overwhelms him and renders him unconscious. Anis is surprised by this and initially assumed that he was weak since he collapses every time he uses his powers.²* UnwantedHarem: Anis and her Rose Knights. Though god help you if you mess with [[BerserkButton any of them]] as she will find away to kick your teeth in.²* VitriolicBestBuds: Tenjou and Mutsuki are best friends, even if neither are willing to admit it in public.²* WasItAllALie: Kaede feels this way when he finds out the truth about Seiran.²* WeAreAsMayflies: Mutsuki, [[spoiler: who lived during the yellow rose incident, which was 200 years before the main story.]]²* WildCard: Rhodecia. Idel specifically tells Anis that he and Yakou are not on their side, but affirms her that she and the knights know them better than everyone else.²* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:Seiran doesn't mind being the SacrificialLamb to keep the gate to the demon lord sealed because he was made for that purpose. It takes Anis and Kaede to convince him that they value him as an individual instead of a substitute for him to come back.]]²----


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