AKA Oresama's Journal That May Now Be Considered Extra Credit!
Tsugumu Minagawa, your average Troper, decides to write a journal for English class, just like the rest of the 7th Grade Class in Hikariyama Academy. He has a twin sister named Tsukiyo, and he often writes about their escapades together. It also talks about the growing relationship between Tsugumu and Tsukiyo's best friends: Ryouji Chinaka and Risa Nakabana.
CAST LIST (first names first, last names last):
|Tsugumu Minagawa||Yuuko Goto|
|Tsukiyo Minagawa||Aya Hirano|
|Ryouji Chinaka||Motoko Kumai|
|Risa Nakabana||Nana Mizuki|
|Yuuma Kitazawa||Makoto Tsumura|
|Yuuna Kitazawa||Shizuka Hasegawa|
Eventually, two more characters come into the show. Yuuma and Yuuna Kitazawa, the cousin twins of the Minagawans.
The author was so obsessed with this light novel that he even made a character sheet for it.
This story may be found here.
This light novel provides examples of:
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Well, not that absurd. The Hikariyama Student Council at least runs things by the teachers first before doing anything. And it ends up getting the whole school doing it!
- Anachronic Order: There're some chapters during the middle school years of the EPIC!-tachi, and some stories cover them in different ages.
- Bland-Name Product: Mostly averted. Nintendo and Sega get referenced all over the place, but there are Paranoia brand TVs.
- Dead Fic: There's only the prologue and chapter 1, both posted in the tail end of 2008. There hasn't been a single update since then.
- Edutainment Show: If middle-schoolers watch this, they'll (hopefully) get a better grasp at Math, English and every other subject.
- Gratuitous English: Justified, in that Tsugumu takes up an English class so as to refine his Troper skills, and to study in NYU.
- Lighter and Softer: Happens to Hikariyama Middle when Hikariyama High and University suffered through KIKEN.
- Mood Whiplash: Especially during the KIKEN crossover arc.
- Roman à Clef: Basically an anthology of the author's middle school experiences, and certain Conversational Troping instances.
- Unreliable Narrator: But the author has really bad memory. And he adds in new experiences from KIKEN.
- Yum Yum: Invoked whenever any male member of the EPIC!-tachi eats a banana.