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Dropkick on My Devil (Jashin-chan Doroppukikku) is a comedy manga written and illustrated by Yukiwo, which began serialization in Comic Meteor in April 2012.

The manga follows a college student named Yurine who ends up summoning a lamia devil named Jashin-chan while dabbling in dark arts. Jashin-chan takes offense that a lowly human would dare summon her and tries to kill her. Keyword: "Tries", as Yurine turns out to be extremely formidable and quite proficient in weaponry. And since she summoned Jashin-chan , Jashin-chan can't go back home until Yurine either sends her back (which she doesn't know how to do) or is killed. So begins a rather odd relationship of sorts with Jashin-chan trying every opportunity to off Yurine while some other devils, angels, and even vampires soon get into the mix as well.

An anime adaptation by Nomad ran from July to September 2018 and is subbed for Amazon Video. A second season, under the title Dropkick on my Devil Dash, aired from April to June 2020. A third season, Dropkick on my Devil X, aired from July to September 2022. Both were subbed for Crunchyroll instead. A fourth season is in development, which was confirmed shortly after the conclusion of the 3rd season. It was officially crowdfunded in November of the same year, with plans to continue the anime well until at least December 2025 with the release of a crowdfunded OVA.

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Has the following tropes

  • Acquaintance Denial: In episode 11 of X, Jashin-chan pretends to forget that she was summoned by Yurine, to prevent Ecute and Atre from going into her house and turning her into a vampire. It fails.
  • Advertised Extra: Ecute and Atre are featured in the poster and opening for X, on top of being heavily advertised as the major new characters for the season, yet only appear in the final two episodes.
  • All Just a Dream:
    • One chapter had Jashin-chan dream Yurine had brought a spear and, after the usual shenanigans, ends with her about to be impaled. Jashin-chan wakes up and finds it was all a dream...and then Yurine returns home with a spear.
    • After the credits of episode 9 of the anime, Jashin-chan has another dream that she, Medusa, and Minos were all victims of a Zombie Apocalypse.
  • All There in the Manual: The anime jumps straight into the series with Medusa, Pekora and Minos (the latter who comes much later in the series) already familar with Yurine and Jashin-chan 's antics and Bate already being Yurine's pet. Basically assuming you know most of these characters already from the manga. Though oddly Kori and Yusa's introduction still happen as in the manga.
  • Ascended Meme: Miku is seen spinning her leek in Episode 11 of X, but while in the original meme it was Hachune doing it while standing still, here Miku does it while walking and passing by Yukiwo...while asking for the teacher's colored autograph.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The 11th episode acts as something of a finale to the 1st season, ending with a role call of the characters as the theme of the series plays over the ending...And the 12th episode followed not long after acting as the true finale for the season.
  • Berserk Button: Giving Someone the Pointer Finger in Yurine's way, some of Jashin-chan punishment were inflicted from doing this. At one point she actually remembered not to do it when arguing with Yurine...and still got punished because she was about to do it (well that, and losing their pet demon dog and trying to lie about it).
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Medusa is actually quite kind and timid for a devil. But even she can get annoyed with Jashin-chan 's attitude. At one point turning a prank Jashin-chan tried to play on her around on her.
    • Kyon-Kyon is very sweet and kind for a demon from Hell, but if you dare make fun of her big sister... it will NOT be pretty.
    • Miku is normally a Cloud Cuckoolander with little understanding of what is going on around her, but in Episode 10 of X, she gets visibly angry after Jashin-chan stood in her way while driving a truck. She even yelled at Jashin-chan "You wanna die, you bitch?!"note  as she's driving away.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Yusa to Kori. Her introduction in the manga had her coming over to Yurine's place to confront Jashin-chan about her mistreatment when she invited Kori over the first time. It ends about as well as you expect: Jashin-chan getting frozen... again.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: In episode 2, Yurine blames Flex Comicsnote  for why her apartment doesn’t have air conditioning.
  • Bloody Hilarious: The punishments Yurine inflicts on Jashin-chan usually involve lots of Jashin-chan 's blood being spilled and/or her being mutilated. Don't worry, as since Jashin-chan 's a devil, she can regenerate over time.
  • Brick Joke: Chapter 115 has Jashin-chan gifting Medusa a ninja costume. Come Chapter 140 and Medusa is actually using said costume and even gets a "mission" from Jashin-chan. And Chapter 183 has Jashin-chan getting the same thing as birthday gift.
  • Calling Your Attacks: One instance of Jashin-chan 's surprise dropkick failing is because she announced it aloud for Yurine to hear. Jashin proceeds to blame the Sound Engineer as it was supposed to be an internal monologue.
  • Celebrity Paradox: In episode 5, Jashin-chan and Yurine leave a bookstore and notice a poster with Yurine on it advertising the Dropkick on my Devil anime.
  • Central Theme: When people are summoned into your life and become those you are now forced to deal with, are you able to see the value within them, no matter how good or bad they may be? This theme is present in most character dynamics, extending to the overall relationship between Jashin and Yurine, to the rivalry between angels and devils, and even within each race.
  • Cliffhanger: X ends with Jashin going into the sun to save Jinbocho, but the season concludes in the middle of Jashin performing a dropkick (named after the season itself) before she can return back to the pool party she was hosting.
  • Couch Gag: In one cold opening of season 2, Jashin-chan gets mocked by Yurine who calls her a "Smart Alek Devil" and think they should change the title of it. Sure enough, after the opening plays, the title is indeed changed to "Smart Alek Devil".
  • Creepy Monotone: Yurine tends to speak like this, even in Jashin-chan 's Imagine Spot of her screams of death being flat tones.
  • Cute Monster Girl: The series is rife with them with a majority of the cast being devil girls.
  • Day in the Life / Day in the Limelight: The second segment of episode 9 revolves around Minos.
  • Determinator: Despite Yurine besting her constantly, Jashin-chan doesn't give up easily and keeps trying to find ways to off her.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A lot of Jashin-chan 's attacks on Yurine failing is due to the fact she doesn't take into account certain things.
    • For example she attempted to invite Medusa over so she could turn Yurine to stone. However before, she had asked Yurine if it was alright to invite a friend over. Yurine allowed it and then asked who said friend was. As you can imagine when Yurine heard the name "Medusa", it didn't take much to thwart Jashin-chan 's plan.
    • Another, Jashin-chan had saw a news report about the mountains and thought up a plan to get Yurine to go hiking in which she would try to kill her by pushing her off a cliff or having bears maul her to death. Just one hitch in her plan, Yurine turned down the offer to go.
    • One of the more simple ones has Jashin-chan have Medusa bring over a crowbar so she can sneak up on Yurine and bash her head in with it. Only when she went to execute it, she yelled at the top of her lungs as she was going in for the strike. Yurine countered her easily as a result.
    • Season 2 Episode 7 has Jashin-chan use glue for Yurine to step on. She does, but she takes off her shoes. Jashin-chan however anticipated this and she left another puddle of glue, but Yurine takes off her socks, which leaves Jashin bewildered. This all ends with Jashin-chan getting cut in half by Yurine, as punishment for ruining her sock and shoes.
  • Dirty Cop: Mei Tachibana is a police woman who regularly steals objects she deems cute off the street and brings them back to her home. At one point practically trying to take a display right in front of the manager of a store. She also stalks Jashin-chan and abuses her authority by trying to seduce her, and even tried to kill her for refusing to go home with her (worse, the only thing that stopped her was her shift ending; she did that on the clock and likely would've gone through with killing Jashin-chan if she had more time).
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The first season’s opening theme is sung by the entire main cast.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Yurine dresses the part to the tee: Black dress, eye patch, small hat on head. Etc.
  • Emergency Taxi: In season 2 episode 2, Pino gets her halo shattered by Poporon. She quickly hails a taxi to get away from her and Pekola.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: All of Jashin-chan 's attempts to kill Yurine end in Yurine cutting up Jashin-chan painfully.
  • Fantastic Racism: Demons are looked down upon by angels, and the feeling is often mutual.
  • Foreshadowing: In the cold open of the third episode of X, the television broadcasting Chitose mentions that Jashin was responsible for Japan's first-ever hometown tax and other evil deeds. This comes to bite her later on as the aftermath of Dash's finale is what kickstarts the series' Escape Arc.
  • Ghost in the Machine: A rather absurd example in the 2nd season. Among the forms of Jashin-chan that 'live' inside her head are a military general, a warrior with impractical get-up, a scientist, a psychic, 'Super Jashin-chan ' (which is just a lazy Jashin-chan who has a giant Jashin-chan carry her around; the lives of the two are connected), Buddha, and a tardigrade whose only able to say "It's cause I'm so tiny....". Oh and regular Jashin-chan is there too.
  • Godiva Hair: Jashin-chan is almost always topless, but her hair always hangs in the perfect position to keep anything from showing.
  • Go-to-Sleep Ending: In season 2 Episode 5, Jashin-chan gives Medusa a ninja costume for her birthday. After the end credits, we see Medusa asleep in her bed dreaming of her and Jashin-chan playing in color coordinated ninja costumes.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Yurine brutally destroys Jashin-chan Once per Episode, but she's all healed up by next time.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: The aptly named Medusa is one. In a subversion it's not because she's ugly but too cute that turns people to stone. As such she ends up wearing a paper bag on her head when out in public. Yurine is immune to her gaze however due to wearing a special bracelet that prevents her from beeing turned to stone.
  • Harmless Freezing: Subverted. Each time Kori and Yusa freeze Jashin-chan , she breaks into pieces upon falling over. Again though, her regeneration keeps her from dying from it. Though likely takes a bit longer since, y'know, being stuck in ice and having to wait for it to melt.
  • Honor Before Reason: Pekola, an angel girl, brings a lot of misfortune on herself because she refuses charity form Yurine, thinking her evil just because she associates with Jashin despite being told repeatedly that Yurine isn't. She more expects people to help her rather then ask people for help.
  • Identical Stranger: In Episode 8 of X, Amakusa Shiro, plus his older and younger sisters are apparently this to Pekola, Poporon, and Pino, respectively. They just happen to know Lierre as well.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Mei Tachibana does this to any object she finds to be cute, and then she lays eyes on Jashin-chan who she's determined to bring home with her.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Jashin-chan gets dismembered and broken Once per Episode but being a devil she can heal the damage. Though doesn't make it any less painful.
  • Iron Maiden: Yurine puts Jashin-chan in one as punishment for eating her pudding.
  • Lighter and Softer: The second season of the anime toned down both Jashin-chan's jerkassery and Yurine's cruel punishments (for the most part).
  • Nature Tinkling: During the second Beach Episode, Jashin-chan is implied to do this in the ocean. She’s shown with a distressed expression on her face, which turns into a relieved one as she lets out a sigh. Needless to say, those around her at the time are horrified at what she apparently did.
  • No Fourth Wall: Characters are all aware they are in a work of fiction. In fact one time Jashin-chan uses a censor screen to hide the fact she's actually fully healed.
  • Origins Episode: The first episode of season two shows how Yurine summoned Jashin-chan to Earth and what lead to Jashin-chan getting stuck there. Turns out the spell book was part of a volume set and the the spell Yurine needed to send Jashin-chan back to Hell was in the next volume which she didn't have.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Angels are only as powerful as long as they have their halo. If they don't, they're pretty much Brought Down to Normal, and considering how surprisingly fragile they are, this happens pretty frequently. Poor Pekora dropped and lost hers when she came to Earth (someone mistaking it for a light bulb and threw it in the trash). Poporon loses hers when Jashin-chan eats it and Pino's ends up destroyed when Poporon German-suplexes her to save Pekora. Then Lierre shows up, and she’s revealed to be a little kid in X.
  • Paranormal Gambling Advantage: Jashin-chan is able roll whatever number she wants on a die. Upon seeing it her summoner/roommate Yurine thinks to herself that such a power could make a lot of money, but Jashin-chan herself is too dumb to realize it, despite frequently gambling all her money away on pachinko machines.
  • Pie in the Face: In the second season, when Jashin-chan encounters the people who have been trolling her on Twitter, she ends up doing this to them. Creating better and better pies to throw and for people to taste actually ends up overshadowing her original goal in this whole ordeal.
  • Product Placement: In episode six, Yurine is seen buying a weapon from Amazon and even mentions it by name when they deliver it to her home. As stated, the series was streamed on Amazon Video, so likely this was intentional.
  • Putting the Pee in Pool: In the Chitose-hen special, Jashin-chan accidentally relieves herself in a hot spring, and then manages to enjoy such a thing. Naturally, this ends up with her getting punished by Yurine.
  • Road Runner vs. Coyote: Most of this series in a nutshell when it's not being Slice of Life with Yurine being the former and Jashin-chan being the latter.
  • Running Gag: Hatsune Miku V4Xnote  makes recurring cameos in Dropkick on my Devil X, acting as comedic relief, involving in some way, her leek.
    • In the opening, Jashin-chan gets the idea to do a band scene from being hit in the face by a Miku flyer.
    • In Episode 1, Jashin-chan steals her leek and gives her a 100 yen coin in return, for her to celebrate since she only paid 90.
    • In Episode 2, after Jashin-chan is sliced in half, Miku is seen poking her disembodied tail with the leek.
    • In Episode 3, Miku, who is walking around town with her leek, is caught by Mei and winds up handcuffed to Pekola. After being carted around by the cast, her "manager", a Crypton Future Media staff member, shows up to take her home.
    • In Episode 4, Miku appears as one of Jashin-chan's classmates during a flashback to demon school.
    • In Episode 5, the hooded courier witch reveals herself to be Miku, but Jashin-chan is confused by this, and Miku activates the "magic" in the broom and leaves for her next client. Jashin-chan still accepts the item anyway.
    • In Episode 6, Miku stumbles upon a pudding stall while playing a mukkuri along the way.
    • In Episode 7, Miku performs and sings at a traditional festival in Obihiro.
    • In Episode 8, Miku plays with a water balloon with the jiangshi sisters and local children at the base of Ayugaeri Falls.
    • In Episode 9, Miku and Jashin-chan go out skiing together. Before that, Miku is seen popping grapes in a pool with her feet to make wine.
    • In Episode 10, Miku appears as the truck driver running over a reckless Jashin-chan in a hit-and-run crash, after the latter got "Death" written in her omikuji and repeatedly says that "she will not die". Miku even lampshades this by angrily, and rudely, yelling to Jashin-chan "You wanna die, you bitch!?"
  • Shout-Out:
    • During one of Medusa's flashbacks where Jashin-chan is bullying a kid, the kid's father shows up and looks like either Goku or Turles, complete with a Super Saiyan aura, Saiyan armor, and sounding like Masako Nozawa.
    • The movie Jashin-chan has Yurine watch in Season 1 Episode 1 features an Ash Williams lookalike, complete with chainsaw.
    • After Jashin eats an angel halo she literally turns Super Saiyan as Super Jashin-chan, complete with golden Battle Aura, glowing spiky golden hair, and narrowed green eyes.
    • Speaking of, in Season 1 Episode 7, Poporon brandishes a rather unique spiked club as a weapon. Wasn’t there another angel who used that exact weapon?
    • In Season 1 Episode 9, the girls wear masks similar to that of the PAYDAY Gang’s.
    • In Season 1 Episode 10, Jashin-chan dresses up as Conan Edogawa, Soma Yukihira, and Eren Yeager.
    • At the end of Season 1 Episode 11 and Season 2 Episode 10, Jashin-chan bids farewell to the audience by saying "Hasta la vista, baby."
    • In the unaired Episode 12 of the first season, Yurine and Beth do a shoutout to Brotherhood of the Wolf of all things, with Yurine even having a sword similar to Jean-Francois de Morangias' whipsword.
    • In Season 2 Episode 6, Yurine does Salt Bae's signature pose when preparing Hamburg steaks.
    • In Season 2 Episode 7, we see a scene transition in the style of the the 1984 Transformers cartoon using Jashin-chan and Yurine’s faces...complete with the show’s classic transformation sound effect!
    • Episode 5 of X features a scene parodying an infamous Japanese McDonald's commercial for SpongeBob SquarePants toys, with the children replaced by middle-aged otaku and the toys replaced by Hatsune Miku "iron maiden" toys.
    • Episode 6 of X features a scene parodying the ending of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, where Jashin-chan struggles to stay afloat before eventually sinking into the swamp, but not before giving the audience a thumbs up prior to being fully submerged.
    • Episode 10 of X sees Jashin-chan get run over by a truck when crossing the street in a similar manner to the first episode of Zombieland Saga. Only this time Jashin-chan gets flung into the air while spinning like a wheel and survives instead of getting killed outright, despite the "death" omikuji.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Jashin-chan has a pretty swelled head and repeatedly think she can boss around people. It ends up getting her in trouble on a regular basis.
  • Smug Snake: Quite literally. Jashin-chan thinks she on top of everything and a fearsome devil. But at best she's nothing more then a brat and Yurine can deal with her easily.
  • Snake People: The titular Jashin-chan is one, being a lamia and all.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Mei Tachibana, a police woman who keeps trying to bring Jashin-chan home with her.
  • Sticky Situation: Zig-Zagged. In one episode, Jashin-chan leaves a puddle of glue at the door for Yurine to step on. She does, but she takes off her shoes. Jashin-chan however prepared for this, so she left another puddle of glue, but Yurine takes off her socks as well. This time Jashin-chan did not had a plan to trap her bare feet and Yurine's floors, plus her shoes and socks are ruined, so she cuts Jashin-chan in half.
  • Take That!: The series does not have a flattering perception of idol otaku to say the least. The idol otaku in the series are portrayed as weirdos who overreact to the most trivial of things.
  • Title Drop: As Jashin performs her sacrifice to save Jinbocho from the sun falling down, her dropkick is named after the season; Jashin-chan Dropkick X.
  • Toilet Humor: When Kori is invited over the first time, Jashin-chan reveals she can make sno-cones that come in two flavors: strawberry and lemon. The strawberry syrup comes from her blood while the lemon...well, there's a reason they call it "yellow snow". Once Yurine is told of this, she instantly asks for strawberry. Usually whenever someone does ask for lemon, the scene cuts away for a bit before going back and we see Kori or Yusa straightening their kimonos.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Jashin-chan really doesn't know when to back off when confronting people stronger then her. More often then not suffering punishments for it. She also constantly talks about her plans to kill Yurine, who is often within earshot of said plans, something she lampshades in the very first episode of the show.
  • Torture Technician: Yurine is a master of torture and subjects Jashin-chan to many if she gets out of line.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: None of the residents of the neighborhood ever raise an eyebrow over the topless snake woman frequently slithering about town.
  • Villain Protagonist: Jashin-chan is The Protagonist, but she's clearly not a good person.
  • Wingding Eyes: Spiral eyes, blank eyes etc. appear very often. However, the spiral eyes could be used a lot.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Hatsune Miku is featured in X as a recurring minor character.
  • Yuki-onna: Kori and her older sister, Yusa who're ice devils.


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Hatsune Miku's Leek

While playing Karuta, Jashin-chan ends up stealing Hatsune Miku's leek and gives her 100 yen for it. But since she only paid 90 yen for the leek, Miku doesn't actually mind.

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