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Manga / Nejimaki Kagyu

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Nejimaki Kagyu (lit "Wind Up Snail") is a manga by Nakayama Atsushi (also author of Uratarou), which was serialized in Young Jump from June 2010 to April 2014.

It follows the story of a teacher named Negizawa Kamo who long ago made a promise to a childhood friend that he would become a great teacher and stand up to bullying. Years later he succeeds in becoming an educator but seems to have gained an odd curse of attracting the majority of the female student body who will do anything to gain his attention, most of which end in violent means. During his first day on the job while trying to get to school, he encounters said childhood friend, Kagyu Jyubee, who has come back from training to enroll in his school and help protect his promise he made.

However some of Kamo's more dedicated admirers likewise have their own set of skills, and won't let him go without a fight.

Nejimaki Kagyu has the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: The Chairman. Even when it looks like he might change his ways, it's just another way to screw with his daughter.
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: The Morals Committee which threatens to expel Jyubee and have Kamo fired over their supposed "relationship". Even worse, it's run by another of Kamo's childhood friends.
  • Ax-Crazy: There are some females who really want Kamo.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening, harming, or trying to separate Jyubee from Kamo. A good way to get on her bad side.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Jyubee is incredably nice to everyone and when given the choice would rather not fight, but if you push her Berserk Button its a trip to the hospital for you.
  • Big Bad: The Chairman is a complete sociopath and allows fighting on the basis that its entertaining. Later arcs show just how heinous he can be.
  • Body Horror: If just about any character except Kamo gets into the sufficient mood, they can twist and turn their bodies and faces into truly horrifying images.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Everyone except Kamo seems to have it.
  • Chick Magnet: Kamo - females just seem attracted to him on sight. Even he doesn't know why this is.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Averted with Jyubee, most of the time, who has no problem if other girls love and/or get close to Kamo, but every other girl plays the trope straight.
    • Ageha and Tomie even have this towards Jyubee.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The Chairman is really weird.
  • Cute Bruiser: Almost every none extra-manly or extra-creepy girl can be considered one of this.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Egu, Tomie, and Ageha each come to see Jyubee as a friend after she defeats, and in two cases saves, them. Infact most of the people Jyubee fights end up becoming her friends.
  • Enemy Mine: Egu, Tomie, and Ageha become allies of Jyubee after fights against her. That said, they still hate each other, but hate The Public Morals crew more.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Tomie and Ageha act more smitten with Jyubee than Kamo after befriending her.
  • Facial Markings: Jyubee has a row of dots underneath both her eyes.
  • Gonk: Egu the female delinquent.
  • Hammerspace: Tomie once pulled a machete-sized knife from a 4-inch book.
  • Hidden Buxom: Jyubee's Sarashi keeps her assets from getting in the way of her fights. Once she's taken enough of a beating, you can see how grown she is.
  • Japanese Delinquents: The first opponent Jyubee faces is one.
  • Nightmare Face: Plenty, especially when the tsun- side comes out. Case in point. Might as well be called Nightmare Face the manga. Though it gets played with in truly dangerous individual actually make a Moe face when they are at their most dangerous.
  • Non-Action Guy: Kamo.
  • No Name Given: The Chairman is always referred to as "the Chairman". Nobody seems to know what he's called.
  • The Power of Love: Jyubee's motivation and all around outlook on life. Olufe likes to preach about it as well.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Jyubee. Breaks the blackboard with her finger.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Olufe is pretty obviously in love with Shino, the Morals Committee's Chairwoman, though given the setting and how calm she is most of the time, maybe she's just a regular lesbian.
  • Sarashi: Jyubee wears one underneath her clothes.
  • Signature Move: Jyubee's Nejimaki Zenmai Ken
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Tomei and Ageha fight over Jyubee constantly, but will team up and work well with each other if given a common goal.
  • Shipper on Deck: Tomei and Ageha both ship Kamo and Jyubee after becoming friends with Jyubee.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Many of the girls would like this with Kamo, but he's well aware of the ethical issues.
  • Tomboyish Name: Jyubee is usually a boy's name, which resulted in young Jyubee getting bullied a lot.
  • Tsundere: Also plenty; there are a lot of cute designs but when they go to Ax-Crazy mode... Yeesh.
  • Unrequited Love: Olufe's believes that due to several walls between her and Shino the only way to prove her love is to be Self-sacrificing.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Jyubee, but not without justification as many of the girls in her school damn near try to rape Kamo.
  • Yandere: Quite a few of the girls display a rather unhealthy obsession with the object of their affection.
  • World of Badass: Oh, yes.
  • World of Action Girls: Pretty much.