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Dropkick on My Devil (Jashin-chan Doroppukikku) is a comedy manga that started in 2012.
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The manga follows a college student named Yurine who ends up summoning a lamia devil named Jashin-chan while dabbling in dark arts. Jashin 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, Jashin can't go back home until Yurine either sends her back (which she doesn't know how) or is killed. So begins a rather odd relationship of sorts with Jashin trying every opportunity to off Yurine while some other devils soon get into the mix as well.

An anime adaptation premiered in summer of 2018 and is subbed for Amazon Video. A second season, under the title Dropkick on my Devil Dash, premiered on April 6, 2020.

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  • All Just a Dream:
    • One chapter had Jashin dream Yurine had brought a spear and, after the usual shenanigans, ends with her about to be impaled. Jashin 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 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'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.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The 11th episode acts as something of a finale to the series, 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 series.
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  • Berserk Button: Giving Someone the Pointer Finger in Yurine's way, some of Jashin 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: Meduesa is actually quite kind and timid for a devil. But even she can get annoyed with Jashin's attitude. At one point turning a prank Jashin tried to play on her around on her.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Yusa to Kori. Her introduction in the manga had her coming over to Yurine's place to confront Jashin about her mistreatment when she invited Kori over the first time. It ends about as well as you expect: Jashin 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 usually involve lots of Jashin's blood being spilled and/or her being mutilated. Don't worry, as since Jashin's a devil, she can regenerate over time.
  • Calling Your Attacks: One instance of Jashin'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 and Yurine leave a bookstore and notice a poster with Yurine on it advertising the Dropkick on my Devil anime.
  • Couch Gag: In one cold opening of season 2, Jashin 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'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: The second segment of episode 9 revolves around Minos.
  • Determinator: Despite Yurine besting her constantly, Jashin doesn't give up easily and keeps trying to find ways to off her.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A lot of Jashin'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's plan.
    • Another, Jashin 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 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 REAL LOUDLY as she was going in for the strike. Yurine countered her easily as a result.
  • 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.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The 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's attempts to kill Yurine end in Yurine cutting up Jashin painfully.
  • Fantastic Racism: Demons are looked down upon by angels, and the feeling is often mutual.
  • Ghost in the Machine: A rather absurd example in the 2nd season. Among the forms of Jashin that 'live' inside her head are a military general, a warrior with impractical get-up, a scientist, a psychic, 'Super Jashin' (which is just a lazy Jashin who has a giant Jashin 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 is there too.
  • Godiva Hair: Jashin 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 gives Medusa a ninja costume for her birthday. After the end credits, we see Medusa asleep in her bed dreaming of her and Jashin playing in color coordinated ninja costumes.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Yurine brutally destroys Jashin 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, 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: Pekora, 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.
  • 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 who she's determined to bring home with her.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Jashin 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 in one as punishment for eating her pudding.
  • Lighter and Softer: The second season of the anime toned down both Jashin's jerkassery and Yurine's cruel punishments (for the most part).
  • No Fourth Wall: Characters are all aware they are in a work of fiction. In fact one time Jashin 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 to Earth and what lead to Jashin getting stuck there. Turns out the spell book was part of a volume set and the the spell Yurine needed to send Jashin 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 her when Jashin eats it and Pino's ends up destroyed when Poporon German-suplexes her to save Pikola.
  • Pie in the Face: In the second season, when Jashin 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.
  • 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 being the latter.
  • 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.
    • After Jashin eats an angel halo she literally turns Super Saiyan as Super Jashin, complete with golden Battle Aura, glowing spiky golden hair, and narrowed green eyes.
    • In Season 1 Episode 9, the girls wear masks similar to that of the PAYDAY Gang’s.
    • In Season 1 Episode 10, Jashin dresses up as Detective Conan, Soma Yukihira, and Eren Yeager.
    • At the end of Season 1 Episode 11 and Season 2 Episode 10, Jashin bids farewell to the audience by saying "Hasta la vista, baby."
    • 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’s and Yurine’s faces...complete with the show’s classic transformation sound effect!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Jashin 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 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 titualr Jashin is one, being a lamia and all.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Mei Tachibana, a police woman who keeps trying to bring Jashin home with her.
  • 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.
  • Toilet Humor: When Kori is invited over the first time, Jashin 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 really doesn't know when to back off when confronting people stronger then her. More often then not suffering punishments for it.
  • Torture Technician: Yurine is a master of torture and subject Jashin 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 is one of the main characters, but she's clearly not a good person.
  • Yuki-onna: Kori and her older sister, Yusa who're ice devils.
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