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One day, Guri, a mysterious girl holding a mysterious notebook, appears in front of high-school boy Seiji Aino. Guri tells Seiji that his name has been written in the notebook, and without a kiss, she will die and he will be doomed to be a virgin for the rest of his life! This odd cosmic event turns Seiji's life on its head, pulling him into a world of magic and craziness he never knew existed, and dragging his long-time crush (and her little sister, and his little sister, and a large portion of his highschool population…) into the mess along with them.

Love Tyrant is a romantic comedy manga by Natsuko Takahashi. It received an Animated Adaptation as part of the Spring 2017 Anime broadcasting season. It is available for legal streaming subbed on Crunchyroll here, and dubbed on Funimation here.

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This series features examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: Kensho Ono is once in a series where he has a romantic relationship with a girl named Yuzu.
  • Affectionate Parody: The series spoofs the Harem Genre.
  • Amusing Injuries: Most of the time, thanks to the main cast's immortality, they'll get stabbed and shot and come out of it with only a sense of extreme pain.
  • Beach Episode: The cast goes to the beach for one segment, and have a volleyball match, ocean antics, and another battle with Stolas.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: God himself is shown to be a laid-back sort of person.
  • Butt-Monkey: Seiji. Poor guy has been through so much…
  • Casting Gag:
  • Censor Steam: It's even lampshaded in chapter 7. The audience can't see but Seiji can.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Guri soon reveals that her outfit is just a costume and not an official uniform or anything like that.
  • Defiled Forever: After Guri, Akane, and Shikimi drop in on Seiji while he's taking a bath, he laments that he'll never become a groom.
  • Disappeared Dad: Akane and Yuzu's father went missing when they were younger. Turns out he met with Guri's mom and has been in her imaginary world where time is MUCH slower than the real world.
    • He makes an appearance at the end of the manga, where he is finally reunited with Akane, Yuzu and their mothers.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Let's put it like this: despite starting off as so madly in love with her half-sister that she pushed her way into already established Love Triangle centered on a guy she doesn't even like just because it improves her chances with Akane, Yuzu is still the sanest, best-adjusted and least problematic of Seiji's Love Interests, hands down.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Akane's yandere tendencies are revealed right in her debut scene.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • The plot of episode 2 involves two robbers. The reaction one of them had when the other tried to shoot Yuzu can be summed up as "what in the everloving Hell?"
    • As much of a Yandere she is, even Akane knows that Shikimi is a psychopath.
  • Festival Episode: A festival serves as the backdrop for a segment, complete with a School Play.
  • Feuding Families: The Hiyama and the Kichougasaki families are this. The Hiyama are a family of killers while the Kichougasaki are protectors. It gets more complicated due to the current matriarchs being in love with and married to the same man.
  • Fiery Redhead: Akane is very aggressive.
  • Gag Boobs: Akane is introduced boobs first. The anime opening also draws attention to her breasts.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: Akane wields Kukris and is very stab/slash-happy with them.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: When Guri and Yuzu storm the Hiyama household, Yuzu switches to a ninja outfit while fighting. She changes back into her regular clothes when she reaches Akane.
  • Hammerspace: Akane's never seen actually carrying all those kukris she's using. They appear just when she needs them.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The anime's episode titles follow the format of "[Title] × [Another title]".
  • Immortality Hurts: The Divine protection keeps Seiji from dying, as any inflicted wounds heal quickly. Which helps when Akane goes Yandere on him, but he still feels all the pain…
  • Kimodameshi: Chapter 17 has a test of courage with the twist that it's a dare between two ghosts that fell in love and want to go to heaven together and the rest of the ghosts that are jealous.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Akane's main weapons are kukris she always carries with her.
  • Marry Them All: By the end of the manga, Seiji's confessed and accepted the feelings of nearly everybody in the harem. Nearly, meaning Shikimi escapes without coupling with him, but at the very least the main love interests are secured.
  • Mood Whiplash: The series flips between serious and comedic without warning. One example is during a tense scene where Seiji is bound by Shikimi and being tortured, Guri walks into the scene wearing a ridiculous shrimp costume.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The 1 on 1 volleyball match between Akane and Guri was so intense that it formed a twister in the middle of the beach in the anime.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Akane tries (repeatedly), but Guri is immortal.
  • Myth Arc: 2 main ones.
    • Akane and Yuzu's backstories and family backgrounds.
    • Guri's desire to learn about love.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Upon writing Seiji and Akane's names in the Kiss Note pairing with her's, Guri inadvertently makes them angels.
  • Playing a Tree: Seiji plays as a tree during the School Play, as fitting for his chew toy status.
  • Shinigami: Guri. Subverted as she's revealed to be a Cupid angel.
  • School Festival: A sports festival between heaven, hell, and earth serves as the final chapter and event of the manga.
  • Shout-Out: Plenty of them.
  • Slumber Party: When Seiji has the house to himself, Akane comes over because Seiji had a promise to fulfill. Yuzu comes over because she wanted to keep an eye on Seiji and Akane. Shikimi comes over because she wanted to.
  • The Simple Gesture Wins:
    • Akane Hiyama is the most popular girl in her school, whom protagonist Seiji Aino has a massive crush on. He finds out that she has an even bigger crush on him, which completely takes him off-guard. It turns out that the reason she developed this crush on him is that while everyone (including Seiji) admires her for her looks and the fake personality she puts on, Seiji once met her while blinded by a cat and when she helped him, he just called her a nice person. He was unable to see who she was at the time, which meant he wasn't lying to impress her and wasn't influenced by her beauty. He was the one and only person to see something good in her, when she saw herself as a monster.
    • Another example comes when she's trying to kill her sister Yuzu to prevent her from coming between her and Seiji. After all of the attempts to plead and reason with her fail, Seiji stops her by calling her by her first name, which makes Akane too excited to be angry anymore.
  • Stealth Parody: The author intentionally brings to the point of absurdity the majority of tropes Harem Genre, but sometimes it is very difficult to understand whether any trope is being played for parody or just for moe.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Akane and Yuzu look very similar to their mothers.
  • Transformation Sequence: When Guri first reveals she's an angel, it comes with a sequence where she changes into her angel outfit.
  • Unwanted Harem: Seiji never wanted a harem and then he got stuck with some of the craziest girls in reality. By the end of the manga, he totally gets over that feeling, having Guri, Akane, and Yuzu as his bonafide harem.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Akane. Hurt Seiji and be prepared to face grave consequences.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Guri's default outfit includes short shorts.
  • Yandere: Akane is a big one! She will go after anyone who even looks at Seiji funny.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The Aino family all have different shades of blue. Akane has intense red hair and Shikimi has pink hair.


Alternative Title(s): Renai Boukun

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