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Manga / Hinowa ga Crush!

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Hinowa ga Crush! is a manga created by Takahiro, who previously wrote Akame ga Kill!.

Twenty-four countries are locked in a century-long war, vying for the control of the island of Wakoku. A young girl named Hinowa joins the army of the Soukai nation in order to end the war, once and for all, but is killed in battle. Now her daughter Hinata takes up her name, and plans to finish what her mother started by fighting against the evil king Zuou and stopping his conquest of Wakoku.

The manga began in June of 2017, and is currently being published in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine.

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Hinowa ga Crush! provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: The first Hinowa, one of the Soukai fleet's captains. Akame, The Ace of Night Raid, also appears.
  • Affably Evil: Whatever Yomihime's deal is, she is respectful of the first Hinowa and praises her leadership.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Moegi from the Ten Stars is introduced being late to a meeting because she was busy banging one of her lovers.
  • Ambiguously Human: The first Hinowa is surprised by Yomihime's overwhelming power and asks if she's even human. Yomihime herself doesn't even know.
  • An Arm and a Leg: The first Hinowa loses all of her limbs to Yomihime's Falcon Sweep.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Both Hinowa and Tobari wear midriff baring outfits.
  • Benevolent Boss: The first Hinowa is this to the men under her command, providing food for them and immediately ordering them to flee when Yomihime appears.
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  • Big Bad: Zuou, king of Tenrou, who's leading his kingdom in a war to conquer the entire continent of Wakoku.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Since Murasame was broken at the climax of Akame Ga Kill, Akame starts the story using bog standard katanas instead. She is still exceptionally skilled as she was a skilled killer long before she even received the Murasame to begin with.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Kumehachi is always being rejected by women when he tries to woo.
  • Civil War: The Island nation of Wakoku is in the middle of one between nearly all its nations to see who gets to rule on top.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Hinowa the second is this to Tatsumi. Although both are villagers who fight with swords, Tatsumi is an Idiot Hero who ends up as an Audience Surrogate from time to time. Hinowa is more worldly wise due to her Conveniently an Orphan status, and helps to introduce Akame to the setting for the new story. While Tatsumi is motivated by his desire to provide for his village and his sense of justice, Hinowa is driven by her desire to escape her caste and make sure her mother's name lives on.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Amateru is introduced showing the sewed head of two leaders that opposed the Tenrou nation.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The Hinowa we see in the first chapter is set up to be the main protagonist, but is killed at the end of the first chapter. Her daughter, Hinata, is the actual protagonist.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Hinata renamed herself after her mother, who wanted her name to be known around the world.
  • Dual Wielding: Tobari prefers to fight with two katanas.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Suzumaru is so pretty he's sometimes mistaken for a woman.
  • Enemy Mine: Soukai and Saryuu allied with each other to face off against Tenrou.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Kururiya of the Ten Stars wears a mask that hides its gender and age. The fact that it creeps out his allies doesn't help either.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Nahashu of the Ten Stars covers his left eye with one.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Amateru of the Ten Stars always has her eyes this way, and they signify her very dangerous hidden talents.
  • First-Episode Twist: While Hinowa's death in the first chapter counts as one, Akame's appearance at the end of the chapter definitely hammers the point home.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Yomihime reveals to Akame that she is the child of a Freak and a human woman.
  • Hotter and Sexier: While the previous series didn't shy of fanservice, bare breasts and sex are present here.
  • Legacy Character: Hinata takes her mother's name so that it can be known worldwide.
  • Lighter and Softer: The death of the Decoy Protagonist in the first chapter aside, the story has been much less oppressively bleak with protagonists who are up and coming youngsters who aren't completely jaded compared to the very cynical assassins of the Night Raid, and an enemy empire who isn't as cartoonishly villainous as the empire from Akame ga Kill!. Though later on, it goes back to its old roots, reminding everyone that this is still the world of Akame ga Kill.
  • Love at First Sight: Hisame has wanted to marry Princess Rinzu since he first saw her, hence why he intends to go up through the army ranks to gain a nobility title so he can marry her legitimately.
  • Mad Artist: Kyoukotsu treats using the corpses of his victims as a gruesome type of art.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Twenty-four nations are fighting for Wakoku's control.
  • Off with His Head!: This is how Hisame kills Kyokotsu. What's freaky is that the head keeps talking before ultimately expiring.
  • Old Master: The mysterious old man who teaches Hinowa and her friends to fight.
  • Playing with Fire: Yomihime's powers revolve around flames and explosions making her a contrast to Esdeath's Ice powers.
  • Signature Move: The Tenrou leaders have the Falcon Sweep, which varies for among those who use it. For Sakuza, it's a wide horizontal blade slash. For Yomihime, it's a multi-hitting slash.
  • Sinister Scythe: Amateru wields one made from a freak.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Hinowa's earring is now in possession of her daughter, Hinata, who renames herself as Hinowa in honor of her mother.
  • Wham Shot: The first chapter ends with Akame washing up on the beach that Hinowa was on.
  • Worthy Opponent: Kyoukotsu actually sees Suzumaru as one after he manages to parry his strikes despite having an inferior weapon.
  • You Have Failed Me: Sakuza, leader of Tenrou's forces, is afraid of facing his master's wrath if he fails against Soukai's forces.


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