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"You're so gross, Senpai!♥"

Nagatoro: "I'll give you a reward if the drawing looks good~"
Senpai: "It's fine, you don't have to..."
Nagatoro: "If you could ask me to do anything, wouldn't you be more motivated?"
Senpai: "For you, a present is probably more like a punishment game or something..."
Nagatoro: "That's because you lack spirit, Senpai."
—Nagatoro and Senpai in the Art Club room.
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Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san, AKA Please Don't Bully Me, Nagatoro-san) is an ecchi romantic comedy manga by 774 (Nanashi).

Energetic high school freshman girl Nagatoro happens upon a timid Senpai who can barely speak to her when she discovers the Manga he'd been working on. She takes an interest in him despite his complete lack of social acumen, and she begins teasing, flirting with, and bullying him every chance she gets. Senpai puts up with it and starts to fall in love, and he's probably not the only one.

Originally a series of Pixiv webcomics starting in 2011, Nagatoro-san is 774's first non-pornographic published work, beginning in 2017. Nagatoro is a prime example of what 774 calls "Sadoderes." Like a Tsundere, Sadoderes flip-flop between acting loving towards their love interest, but instead of acting angry or embarrassed, Sadoderes will tease, insult, or otherwise toy with their love interest's emotions.

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The series is currently being published by Kodansha as part of their Magazine Pocket line. It has been licensed in English by publisher Vertical. An anime adaptation was announced in July 2020, and began airing in April 2021.

This manga includes examples of:

  • Accidental Hand Hold: On the way to school Nagatoro tries to get Senpai flustered by holding his sleeve. He gets annoyed as she keeps trying to grab it and tries to move to intercept and grab her sleeve instead. Instead he misses and ends up locking hands with her, to both parties’ immediate embarrassment.
  • All for Nothing: Senpai and Nagatoro's efforts to compete with the Arts Club President over who has the more popular art exhibit amount to a hill of beans due to Prez herself, as her artwork is removed from display at the Cultural Festival due to it being way, way too sexy for school - even more than a previous piece which was allowed last year. However, this is downplayed since they ultimately achieve their goal, as the President had challenged Senpai to beat her, or else she would go through with requesting the club's dissolution to the Student Council. Since she's sufficiently impressed by Senpai's work and acknowledges her loss, the club can stay.
  • All Just a Dream:
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    • Chapter 9 follows Senpai through a fantasy adventure dream, with Nagatoro as his companion. She turns out to be the villain he's looking for, and beats him into submission, laughing that he thought they were friends.
    • In Chapter 65, under a feverish bout, Senpai dreams of being happily married with Nagatoro as she nurses him to health. Still loopy from the fever, he addresses her as "Hayase", to much of her flustered delight.
  • Almost Kiss: In Chapter 66, after Senpai unintendedly calls her by her name while being feverish, Nagatoro is so touched that she tries to kiss him in his sleep, only to be interrupted by Senpai's mom arriving home.
  • An Aesop: Chapters 8, 13, 23, the Cultural Festival Exhibit arc and the Zoo chapters serve to consolidate one of the main tenets of the story: true art must come from a place of love. The Arts Club President states this to Senpai a number of times during those.
  • Art Imitates Life: Has some in-universe examples:
    • When Senpai is working on his manga during Chapter 6 the main heroine's hairstyle has changed, being pulled back on the right side, just like Nagatoro's.
    • Senpai absentmindedly starts drawing Nagatoro as a Cat Girl on Chapter 13, and when she finds the drawings, she's both excited and flattered.
    • Invoked by Nagatoro. As she mercilessly tells Senpai, a story based on wrong assumptions will never be as compelling or remotely as believable and involving as one based on experience. One's characters' interactions will fall flat if one doesn't have real-world interactions, as this is what makes Mary Sues so unrealistic.
  • Author Avatar: Nagatoro points out that this is the case for Senpai's manga character Siegfried and mocks him for it.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Typical of the genre, Senpai and Nagatoro have this dynamic.
  • Big Sister Bully: Nagatoro's big sister delights in teasing her little sister and coming up with ways of humiliating her in front of Senpai (such as showing him Nagatoro's baby photos and telling him stories about how she used to wet the bed). However, it's implied that, similar to Nagatoro's teasing of Senpai, this is just her way of showing affection and scoping out if Senpai is a good fit for her little sister at the same time.
  • Bleached Underpants: The mangaka is (or used to be) a notable ero-artist whose adult works vary wildly in tone, from lovey-dovey Sweet Dreams Fuel to comedic exhibitionism to horrifying guro and other unmentionable stuff. However, his original Nagatoro comics weren't ever part of his more straightforwardly erotic works, and he has claimed he'll never draw her that way.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: "Miss Nagatoro" in the official English title is an overly literal translation of "Nagatoro-san" which comes across as stiff and makes her sound a lot older than she is, particularly in regards to Senpai.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Discussed as part of Chapter 10. Nagatoro wants to act this out with Senpai. Notably she puts herself in the Boke role, subtly showing that she mostly means her teasing and bullying of him as joke, and wants him to stand up for himself and give retorts back. Goes horribly wrong at first, though Nagatoro manages to salvage it.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Comes up when the Arts Club President threatens to disband the club for improper activities and a general lack of seriousness. On one hand, Senpai, to whom she entrusted the club in her absence, has just been letting some outsider girls goof off in the club premises, and it doesn't help that his last artwork was of Nagatoro as a cat girl, more fitting for a manga club than a fine arts one. On the other hand, Nagatoro butts in to protest how the President can talk about disbanding the club despite being an inactive member, and she asserts that Senpai really is hardworking. The President acknowledges her point, but maintains that she can't just let things slide, as the school's student council itself is concerned about the misuse of the club.
  • Boyfriend Bluff: Sakura asks Senpai to pretend to be her boyfriend after one of the boys from the video game club she was trying to break up starts stalking her. The date barely begins before Nagatoro finds the stalker and makes him swear to leave her alone.
  • Break the Cutie: Senpai is bullied so much that the only way he can cope is by blocking out their faces. Before meeting Nagatoro, his ability to talk to girls was nonexistent.
  • Breast Attack: Happens accidentally during Nagatoro & Senpai's impromptu Boke and Tsukkomi Routine.
  • Call-Back: In the volume 1 promo comic, Nagatoro is shown kicking Senpai in the butt after accusing him of being a pervert. The way she kicks him and his positioning is near identical to how she does the same in 774's Pixiv set "Nagatoro-san's Punching Bag", though in the original, she's much more violent.
  • The Cameo: The vampire chapter has Lady Yupiel (from 774's Yupiel-sama H-comic series) appear in the background while Senpai is imagining vampires, as she is apparently a fictional movie character in-universe. At the same time, Nagatoro is sipping a carton of "Kameo" brand tomato juice.
  • Cat Girl:
    • During Chapter 9, Nagatoro appears in Senpai's dream as "Nekotoro."
    • Senpai later incorporates her and the design into his drawings, much to Nagatoro's delight.
    • In Chapter 36, Senpai is in need of a model for reference, and Nagatoro offers herself. In order to get her off his case, Senpai dares her to model as the Cat Girl from his designs, and is floored when she actually complies and shows up in a costume made by the sewing club.
  • Cat Smile: When teasing Senpai, Nagatoro alternates between this, a Cheshire Cat Grin, and a Smug Smirk.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Nagatoro has one where Senpai runs of to have fun with Nagatoro's friends.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Nagatoro, to the point where Senpai's Isekai dream during Chapter 9 features her as a Cat Girl. At least until she reveals that she's actually a Succubus.
  • Continuity Reboot: Either this or a Prequel, given that Nagatoro and Senpai started dating after the first Pixiv log in the original concept, and they're only beginning to get to know each other here. However, as Nagatoro treats Senpai way better in the manga than in the original webcomic, this makes it rather unlikely.
  • Date Peepers: Nagatoro, Gamo-chan, and Yoshi all tail Sakura and Senpai in chapter 34 while they're on a fake date to thwart a stalker who was going after Sakura. Gamo-chan jokingly suggests said fake date might end up leading to real feelings between the two. Nagatoro immediately apprehends the stalker and forces him to apologize in order to end the fake date.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?:
    • Senpai slips out that he wouldn't mind repeating a year because he wouldn't be bored with Nagatoro being there. A second passes before he realizes what he said, and albeit Nagatoro is mad at him for the suggestion, she also gets mad when he gets good grades, and she surmises from his scores that he didn't like the notion of being with her.
    • In Chapter 42, Senpai absentmindedly tells Nagatoro that one of the reasons he chose her as the subject matter, and wants to paint a slice-of-life scene with her is to show how cute she is. It takes them both a second to realize the impact of those words, as it's the first time that Senpai has said something of the sort to Nagatoro in such a direct manner.
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: This is how Nagatoro and Senpai win against the Art Club President, as the Public Morals Committee judges her submission to be too risqué and removes it. Regardless, Nagatoro and her friends can't resist rubbing it in the President's face that they beat her.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • Nagatoro purposefully puts herself and Senpai into these kinds of situations, at one point even straddling him in a cowgirl position.
    • The entirety of Chapter 55 consists of this, as Nagatoro convinces Senpai to buy soft-serve ice cream in winter, and proceeds to lick hers suggestively in front of him, offering from it to Senpai, who wants to avoid an indirect kiss... and then she stumbles and the tips of their ice creams end up touching. They might as well be dating already at this point.
  • Domestic Abuse: Nagatoro to Senpai, if mainly in the webcomic. She gets better though, as her bullying becomes more playful teasing as time goes by.
  • Double Entendre: Sometimes comes up, with the characters consciously aware or not.
    • In chapter 29, Sakura starts out seeming totally innocent as Senpai helps her carry some equipment. But when he gets a splinter from the roughness of the wooden crate he's carrying, she takes his hand and bluntly asks "Should I jerk it off for you?" when talking about removing the splinter. Then she and Nagatoro's other friends all fawn over him to pull it out, and Nagatoro overhears them and gets the wrong idea.
    • The Arts Club President tells Senpai to take Nagatoro to the zoo where they can do some sketching (shasei). Nagatoro overhears part of the conversation and mistakes shasei = sketching from nature/life for an identical-sounding term, shasei = male ejaculation. (This is illustrated by fish sperm sushi from the previous chapter, in place of the actual thing. The two terms are usually spelled with different Japanese characters.) Shocked, she wonders if the President was telling Senpai to make moves on her, and thus she mistakes his invitation for basically a date, and is annoyed when she figures out what was really meant.
    • The President uses an idiom meaning "to lend a hand", which literally translates as "to take off a layer", i.e. taking off clothes for physical work. But she says this while wearing only a towel and motions as if to strip.
    • Gamo-chan teases Nagatoro about the President "working Senpai hard", as she's giving him some judo training. But the expression used for "working someone hard" can also mean "to stroke or caress something", and thus in other contexts it's often used to mean A Date with Rosie Palms.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male:
    • Played with. Nagatoro's behavior towards Senpai edges into this, especially early on, both emotionally (Calling him disgusting, worthless, saying a girl would never confess to him) and physically (flicking him in the nose, holding him down, and hitting him) but both Senpai and Nagatoro acknowledge it as bullying, and when Senpai admits it makes him angry, Nagatoro scales it back and becomes more playful.
    • Played straight in the webcomic, where Nagatoro is an all-out sadist, complete with a literal Kick the Dog moment.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When Nagatoro is forced to put up with two guys flirting with her, she has these.
  • Faceless Masses: Everyone besides Nagatoro and Senpai lack facial features, usually only getting mouths and sometimes eyebrows. Eventually other characters, like Nagatoro's friends, gain facial features as they rise in prominence.
  • Fan Works: Besides the fan-translations of the manga and Pixiv stuff (including a mini-RPG, Escape From The Room With My Kouhai), some of the image-sets were further converted into Visual Novel form. It helps that one image-set is drawn like one already, down to the dialogue boxes.
  • Festival Episode: Episode 7 of the anime has Senpai wait for Nagatoro to invite him to the festival, before eventually going on his own and running into Yoshi and Gamo-chan. They send Nagatoro a picture of him with a dog collar on, prompting her to run over and defend her claim on him. The two of them end up watching the fireworks together, but are too embarrassed by all the other couples making out to get close to each other.
  • First-Name Basis: Played with. Senpai struggles to decide whether he should address Nagatoro by her name (Hayase) once he learns it, but later, under a strong fever, he unintendedly calls her "Hayase" and she's so overcome with emotions that she almost kisses him in his sleep.
  • Fun with Homophones:
    • Shasei vs. shasei in the zoo chapters, exceedingly hard if not impossible to preserve in English. Especially since the Double Entendre pun is illustrated with a specific kind of food, itself a play on one meaning.
    • The opening song for the anime is titled "Easy Love" in English, and and it includes the phrase "Easy Love Night Date". Seems like Word Salad Lyrics until one realizes it's an Accent Depundent play on ijiranaide.
  • Given Name Reveal: Much later in the series, the readers are drip-fed the possible real names of our main characters. Nagatoro's friends call her "Hayacchi," hinting at what her first name might be; and likewise Senpai's friends call him "Nao-kun."
  • Grew a Spine: It seems like Nagatoro teases Senpai to invoke this trope. Trying to make him stand up for himself and be more assertive. She becomes proud when she sees him do better as well as is genuinely sorry if she realizes she went too far.
  • Head-Tiltingly Kinky: In Chapter 36, Nagatoro models a Cat Girl suit for Senpai at his request in order to draw a portrait (though he never thought she'd comply, as he wasn't serious about it when he asked), and both Yoshi and Gamo-chan "catch" them in their "play" and watch from outside the arts club room, aghast and basically deeming that those two's flirting got an awful lot kinkier than before.
  • History Repeats: In an occasion where Nagatoro catches a cold, Gamo-chan and Yoshi send Senpai to her house to give her the school's printouts. He rings the bell to her house, and when no one answers, he fears the worst and goes to the slide door to the patio to see if maybe Nagatoro fainted, but he's stopped by her sister. Some time later, Senpai catches a cold and Nagatoro goes to visit him, ringing the door first, but since Senpai is sore from the cold, he doesn't answer quickly and she rushes to his slide door because she feared that he may have fainted. In hindsight, Senpai realizes that he shouldn't chide her for exaggerating, as he had done exactly the same when she had the cold.
  • Hotter and Sexier:
    • The serialization is more ecchi compared to the image-sets, which could be described as always work-safe unlike the later version.
    • While the main chapters can get racy, omake chapters (some by different artists) in the collected editions can be more so than usual. For instance, one main chapter had Gamo-chan forcing Senpai to grope her chest, which turned out to be enhanced by bread buns so he only felt up the bread. In an omake, Nagatoro tries the same trick, but one bun slips and Senpai actually gropes her chest directly, only realizing it too late. Another omake had Nagatoro sending a video call to Senpai in the bath.
  • Humiliating Wager: The girls have the Art Club President dress up as a Playboy Bunny and help them sell Nagatoro Charms when she lost the bet. Though due to her asexuality, it didn't appear to bother her.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Nagatoro may bully and poke fun at Senpai, but when other people do it, even if they're her friends, she'll get pissed to all hell.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: In chapter 11, Senpai is called Nagatoro's boyfriend, pet, and slave and is even accused by one of Nagatoro's friends as not being a "real man". The only thing he strongly asserts against is that she isn't his girlfriend.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Nagatoro is considerably stronger than Senpai, and easily overpowers him on several occasions. This is due to the fact that she's athletic, while he's idle and lazy. She is also more domineering psychologically.
  • Imagine Spot: When he and Nagatoro have to scamper to her house due to heavy rains, he is so wary of her that he imagines her mom, her dad, and even her cat making fun of him in the same manner as she does.
  • Impossible Task: After Nagatoro convinces Senpai to use her as his model for the cultural festival, he states his condition is she must bring her own outfit and it must be the Nekotoro costume in his drawing. He expected this request to be this trope to get her out of his hair, so he was completely shocked when she actually did it.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Nagatoro brings Senpai to tears in the first two chapters of the series.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: A "collab work" with Azu's Tejina-senpai, also published in Magazine Pocket. 774 and Azu draw their own characters on each page. The digital and print versions have a variant page alternately focusing on Nagatoro or Tejina-senpai.
  • Ironic Echo: Senpai's manga showed a sword-bound heroine claiming that she shed her femininity for the sake of her sword, with Senpai's Author Avatar protagonist telling her that she is indeed a beautiful woman, making her flustered. Nagatoro points out that this scenario wouldn't play like that in real life; however, the longer the story goes, the more it's shown that Nagatoro is the "swordswoman who rejected her femininity"... and she wants Senpai to be able to indeed say the words his protagonist says to her, sincerely and unencumbered.
  • It's Not Porn, It's Art:
    • Nagatoro teases Senpai by calling his manga drawings porn, which he denies (just a medieval fantasy story with sexy girls).
    • More directly, when Nagatoro finds Senpai's highly ecchi manga (which seems to be alluding to Parallel Paradise), he says he just appreciates the artwork.
    • Senpai later defends the Arts Club President's award-winning nude self-portrait as an excellent work of art allowed by the school management. Though the painting got a lot of students Eating the Eye Candy and ranked high in a school competition as well as getting an award at a famous exhibition elsewhere, Senpai insists the President didn't intend it to be seen in a salacious way, nor did it to get attention and votes, but simply did it as another piece of art.
    • When the President does another nude self-portrait, it's finally too much for the student council who order it removed over her protests. The previous one was from the back, while this one is from the front, though neither show nipples or genitals. Before this happens, the President asserts that artists should use their own bodies as subjects, since the human form is an eternal theme to be pursued.
  • Japanese School Club:
    • Most of the story takes place at the Arts Club room where Senpai is the only active member. Senpai doesn't have any club bureaucracy duties (president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, etc.), so it's implied that he's not the only member of the club, and it's later explained that all the other club members are third-years busy with cram school (preparing for college entrance exams).
    • Nagatoro is a helper of the Swimming Club and only has sporadic club duties, as she's not a formal member.
    • Yoshi and Gamo-chan are not in any clubs.
    • Sakura has an after-school part-time job, so it's unlikely that she belongs to any. Later she starts hanging out with the Videogames Club (after her attempt to break them up as a Honey Trap backfired).
  • Kiss of the Vampire: Discussed. Nagatoro and Senpai talk about a vampire movie they watched, and Nagatoro decides to act this trope out, but with her as the vampire.
  • Lighter and Softer: The manga, compared to the webcomics, where Nagatoro was much more "Sado" than "Dere". Justified, as that version of Nagatoro, while in an actual relationship with him, regularly took her treatment of Senpai too far to be palatable for a wider audience. Unless of course you're into that sort of thing, which is precisely how the webcomics built up a cult following.
  • Love Confession:
    • Nagatoro delivers one to Senpai at the start of Chapter 3. It turns out to be fake.
    • In the webcomic, Senpai gives one to Nagatoro under heavy duress.
  • Loving Bully: Nagatoro seems to be this, and it's the main draw of the series.
  • Luminescent Blush: Both Senpai and Nagatoro have this when around each other.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Played with. Nagatoro's confident, strong, and rarely shows emotions other than smugness, while Senpai is a bullied, shy artist prone to strong emotions. However, in time, they start peeling each other's layers, realizing that he is manlier than she thinks, and she is girlier than she cares to admit.
  • Magic Skirt:
    • Played with in the manga. Nagatoro lifts her skirt to reveal more skin on occasion, but anytime it might show her panties, such as during her massive karate kicks, this comes into effect. In the webcomic, she wears Modesty Shorts instead.
    • The anime keeps this as well, except for one instance where it was impossible not to see her panties (Nagatoro invited Senpai to join her while she was hula-hooping, and he does so while crouching down, only for them both to realize mid-way through...)
  • Market-Based Title: The localized English title was first reported as Don't Mess With Me, Nagatoro! but apparently it was later changed to Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro! It seems someone thought it was necessary to point out Nagatoro is a girl.
  • Memetic Mutation: In-Universe, Nagatoro's friends make a music video of her dancing in a Cat Girl costume which goes viral among the students, all to boost the recognition and popularity factors of Senpai's paintings of her.
  • Minimalist Cast:
    • Nagatoro and Senpai are the only two prominent characters so far. Nagatoro's friends gradually become more prominent as time goes by.
    • Senpai belongs to the Arts club and spends most of his afternoons at the club room, but there has been no appearance whatsoever from any of his clubmates until Chapter 37.
  • Modesty Shorts: Nagatoro wears these in the webcomic, but trades it out for a Magic Skirt in the manga.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Happens at the end of one of the webcomics. Nagatoro takes one of her jokes too far when she passes off her older brother as her boyfriend, despite Senpai being her boyfriend at this point. Nagatoro's face visibly has this reaction when she realizes how furious Senpai is.
  • Mythology Gag: Some elements from the original, more hardcore (yet work-safe) image sets show up or are referenced now and then, such as the collar Nagatoro's friends make Senpai wear, mentions of Nagatoro's yet unseen older brother, and Nagatoro kicking Senpai in an omake (which is also an acknowleged Call-Back).
  • No Name Given: Senpai's name is initially not given. Nagatoro is only known by her last name, while Senpai doesn't even get that much.
    • A game 774 made starring the pair reveals them to be "Hayase Nagatoro" and "Naoto Hachiouji". Senpai's last name had been given previously in other works, but his first name was shown here. The manga seems to confirm these names as canon, as we learn Hayase is Nagatoro's first name in Chapter 62, and Senpai's family name as Hachiouji in Chapter 82.
    • Subverted in the case of Nagatoro's friends, who are named/nicknamed Yoshi (twin-tails), Gamo-chan (long hair) and Sakura (tan friend), after spending a considerable amount of time with no names mentioned.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Nagatoro loves getting in Senpai's face, as its one of the fastest ways to get him flustered.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Senpai worries about this when Nagatoro ends up on top of him in Chapter 5. Nagatoro doesn't seem to care.
    Senpai: I-If someone sees this, it'll cause a misunderstanding! A-A-Are you okay with that?
    Nagatoro: Eh? A misunderstanding? About what?
    Senpai: That's... Many things...
    • Nagatoro does get mortified when a couple of schoolmates spot her riding Senpai like a horse.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: During a judo bout with Nagatoro where she's pinning him to the floor, Senpai unwittingly calls her "heavy", provoking her ire; what he meant to say is that Nagatoro's posturing made it impossible for him to wrest himself out of being pinned by her.
  • Production Throwback:
    • A omake anthology story by a guest artist (the author of Please Tell Me! Galko-chan) homages one of 774's ero-doujins which had gunmen breaking into a school and making the girls strip, with a few almost identical panels. (Nagatoro knocks them out and takes the opportunity to harass Senpai, who refuses to look, even more than usual. Unfortunately for her, it's just a dream.)
    • The Really 700 Years Old naked vampire girl in the movie that Nagatoro brings up in chapter 5 is recognizable as Yupiel, from Nanashi's Lady Yupiel hentai series.
    • Nagatoro wears a beret when she and Senpai go to the zoo. Her hat and the venue call to mind another of Nanashi's older H-characters, Honoka.
  • Quiet Cry for Help: In Chapter 27, when Nagatoro and her group are about to get roped into a mixer by two boys they don't particularly care for, Yoshi's face tells Senpai to please get them out of there. After he's able to scamper them out, they are elated with Senpai's courage.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • By Chapter 38, the fact that Nagatoro and her gal pals keep hanging out in the Arts Club room draws the attention of the student council, and Senpai's senior, the Arts Club President, comes to chew him out over improper activities and his apparent lack of seriousness about the club, after she herself was warned by the council.
    • Nude art can be tastefully done, and has artistic merit, but if you try and display nude art in a high school, you're going to get in trouble for it, as the Arts Club President discovers.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Nagatoro delivers a minor one to the "musician" flirting with her in chapter 6, causing him to sulk off to the bathroom:
    "Musician:" Haha... Well it is a bit abstract.
    Nagatoro: Abstract? I just didn't feel anything. All I feel is that you didn't actually try... Am I wrong?
  • Refuge in Audacity: In Chapter 34, Nagatoro teases Senpai and tells him that it's to soon for him to start dating, and he agrees in stride, implying that it's to soon to start dating her. Nagatoro is taken aback, but cannot help but crack a smile at his boldness.
  • Running Gag: When Senpai attempts to move past something, he moves his arms as if he's setting something aside, with Nagatoro mimicking his arm movements. He also tends to say "(putting) that aside..." or words to that effect while doing this, which she also copies.
  • Say It with Hearts: How Nagatoro speaks, but only to Senpai.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Senpai's glasses glow ominously when he calls Nagatoro's bluff and asks her exactly what "perverted things" she thinks he would do.
  • Secret Test of Character:
    • It turns out that Nagatoro's friends were grilling Senpai as much as they did because they wanted him to step up and defend himself, given that they think he's Nagatoro's boyfriend. When he strongly, but meekly asserts that he's not, they finally ease up and apologize for getting the pair worked up.
    • It's implied that in Chapter 34, Senpai agreed to go on a pretend-date with Sakura to make Nagatoro a little jealous because he got mad at the fact that she compared him to the stalker that was tailing Sakura.
  • Self-Insert Fic: The first chapter consists of Nagatoro calling Senpai out for this and she takes it too far.
  • Sexy Coat Flashing: Nagatoro does this in Chapter 4.5, but with a sheet and a one-piece swimsuit.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Nagatoro has no problems wearing tight clothing, pulling up her skirt, or posing seductively for Senpai. In fact, she seems to enjoy it. There are instances where it shows that 774 used to draw hentai. The dude knows how to draw titillating girls.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: In Chapter 11, sick of her friends teasing him about it, Senpai stands up and makes a loud public statement to the whole cafeteria that he's NOT Nagatoro's boyfriend...and then can't think of anything else to say, so he just sits down thoroughly embarrassed.
  • Shipper on Deck: Gamo-chan is constantly teasing Nagatoro about Senpai, to the point that she simply starts telling people that he is her boyfriend for shits and giggles. Everybody gets instatnly excited when they hear that. On Senpai's side, the President of the arts club recognises that Nagatoro's presence has added passion to Senpai's art. After she graduates, we get her cousin who knew Senpai from middle school and instantly notices the same thing, even calling Nagatoro a "goddess."
  • Shout-Out:
    • Senpai lends Nagatoro the boxing manga Hajime no Ippo for her to read. As a fellow athlete herself, she becomes a fan.
    • When stretching together after jogging, Senpai and Nagatoro are caught by their friend Yoshi, who is walking her dog; their posture makes Yoshi think that they're performing a fusion dance from Dragon Ball and she mentions it much to their mutual embarrassment.
    • Senpai mentions his intentions to finish a videogame by the name of "BQ"; this is a reference to Dragon Quest, which is commonly abbreviated to "DQ".
    • Apparently, Senpai's cooking is so good (when he makes an effort) that those tasting it get foodgasms.
    • In chapter 35, Senpai imagined Nagatoro and her friends as titans, complete with colossal Nagatoro looking over the wall, after they joked about how he'd fail his tests and be held back twice, causing them to be his senpais.
    • In episode 5 of the fantasy segment, Yoshi hatches out of an egg with a green dragon head, imitating Yoshi from Super Mario Bros..
  • Shrines and Temples: In Chapter 71, Nagatoro takes up a temp job as a Miko in order to mess with Senpai during Hatsumode.
  • Single-Target Sexuality:
    • Nagatoro towards Senpai. She finds other boys boring, and only teases Senpai the way she does.
    • Albeit Senpai is teased by all of Nagatoro's friends, he prefers to be with Nagatoro alone, and it's shown that he harbors feelings for her only.
  • Situational Sexuality: Played for laughs when Nagatoro puts up a "nobody leaves until lewd things happen" sign in the clubroom to tease Senpai (who refuses to do such things with her so casually, which she appreciates). But then the President walks out of the inner room (wearing only a sheet), sees the sign and plays along by hitting on them both in turn, to Nagatoro's shock.
  • Smug Smiler: Nagatoro, so much so.
  • Suggestive Collision: Inverted in Chapter 4, with Nagatoro falling onto Senpai's crotch immediately after teasing him for wanting to act out this trope. Tellingly, this is the first time we see Nagatoro get genuinely flustered and lose her smirk.
  • The Tease: Nagatoro, so much so. Regularly will roll up her skirt or unbutton her shirt just because she knows it will get a rise out of Senpai.
    • Inverted often. Whenever Senpai calls her out on her more sexual teasing, or when she realizes she's exposed herself more than she meant to, Nagatoro will near instantly go full Luminescent Blush. Notably, when Senpai turned the tables and asked her to give an example of "something naughty" the best she could do was deflect and stammer out 'hugging and kissing' as examples.
  • That Came Out Wrong: In Chapter 41, Senpai means to tell Nagatoro that she's his muse, but ends up blurting this instead:
    Senpai: Because you're the most stimulating person for me!!
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: How Senpai views Nagatoro and her friends using his Art Club Room as their hang out spot.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Played with. Early on, during some of the more severe instances of Nagatoro's bullying her dialogue is rendered in the same style as Senpai's thoughts, calling into question whether she actually said it or if he's projecting a worse meaning onto what she said. Nagatoro's facial expressions are also ridiculously sinister even when saying relatively mundane things. Could just be Early Installment Weirdness on the part of 774's relative newness to the publishing world.
    • Taken even further in the Pixiv comics, where these moments are also accompanied by a red static Interface Screw.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the anime, the first time the gaming club is shown onscreen, it is composed by five members. When Sakura approaches them, and in all their other appearances, they are four, with the tall boy with a buzzcut being absent.
  • Wheel o' Feet: This often appears on Nagatoro or her friends when they're chasing Senpai.

—"I'm a first year. You a second year?"
—"Y-Yeah..."
—"Aha! Got it. So I should call you Senpai, right?"

Alternative Title(s): Please Dont Bully Me Nagatoro San, Ijiranaide Nagatoro San, Dont Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro

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