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The Absurdly Powerful Student Council and The Disciplinary Club

Kurosaki Mafuyu is an ex-delinquent who was expelled from her school and shipped off to a new school by her mother. Now that she has transferred to a new high school, she's determined to become an ultra-shiny, super feminine high school student and make as many friends as she can!.

But with a new friend like Hayasaka-kun, and a homeroom teacher like Saeki Takaomi, who forces her and her new friend into the Disciplinary Club...

Will Mafuyu be able to live a girly-girl high school life!?... Or once again she will have to stand up and fight for her friends!?.

Ore-sama Teacher is a long running shoujo manga penned by Izumi Tsubaki. Beginning in 2007, the series was serialized monthly in Hana to Yume for all of its run until its conclusion in 2020.

Not to be confused with the 2004 film Oresama.

This series provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council: The main enemy of the Disciplinary Club. They're attempting to win the chairman's bet by taking down the school's popularity or shutting down the Disciplinary Club.
    • It turns out half of the bet was a ruse, the schoolmaster did bet with Saeki on the school's popularity, but the council chairman's posing in trying to oppose the Disciplinary Club was merely as means to help his Student Council members, by letting members of the Disciplinary Club befriending them and solve their individual troubles. The band of Student Council members is actually but a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, each with their personal problems making them vulnerable to "the witch"'s advances, who prey upon schoolmates to break them and drive them out school. The chairman appointed the witch as vice chairman in order keep surveillance.
  • Art Shift: Komari, who shifts between her "blank-eyed doll" look and her more "realistic" look, which is closer to everyone else's art style.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Mafuyu as Natsuo, and Sakurada when dressing as a girl.
  • Balanced Harem: Although it's more because how little romance is paid attention to in the series. The focus is more on the Power of Friendship rather than love.
  • The Bet:
    • What kicks off the main plot. Takaomi bets 5 years of salary that he can double the number of applicants to Midori ga Oka within 3 years. It's actually a lie. The real reason and reward for the bet between Takaomi and the chairman are the rights for the entire school.
    • Another bet going on with Hanabusa Miyabi and Momochi Runa. As it turned out, the current student council is formed by Hanabusa to protect them from being 'eaten' by Momochi. They then made a bet: pit the student council members against the Disciplinary Club, and during the bet, neither could do anything. If Momochi wins, then she gets to 'eat' Hanabusa, but if she loses then she won't do anything to any other students.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: All the good guys are side-splittingly hilarious idiots. Most are also former or current delinquents who know how to use Good Old Fisticuffs.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Ayabe is made of this.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Takaomi towards Mafuyu and to the rest of the Disciplinary Club. Quite evident as Takaomi kind of molded Mafuyu's delinquent mindset.
  • Birds of a Feather: Discussed by Mafuyu. When she was talking about her new school life with Kangawa, she mentioned how she bonded with Okegawa over a shared interest (Morse code). Of course, she was giving a skewed account to present herself as a normal popular girl rather than a delinquent who's always fighting.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It was strongly hinted and then confirmed for Runa Momochi.
  • Book Dumb: A great part of the cast, being some form of delinquents.
    • Mafuyu may actually take the cake in the dumb department. She's extremely proud of only having one notebook for all her subjects. Later on, Yui finds a way for Mafuyu to learn things very fast exactly precisely because her head is completely empty.
    • Subverted with Hayasaka who seems dumb in a lot of ways but actually pays attention at school. Mafuyu remarks on how meticulous his notes are or how there are no doodles in his school books.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Momentarily in Volume 6.
  • Brick Joke: Several. Including the time Mafuyu and Hayasaka went to look for Okegawa (the school's 'banchou') in the Old School Building. They see a few cockroaches and Mafuyu instinctively squishes them with the closest possible object she could reach, which happens to be Okegawa's school bag that had been lying on the floor. In a later scene the two are face to face with Okegawa who is incidentally carrying his bag with him and they can't help staring at it. Naturally Okegawa thinks they are staring at something else.
  • Boarding School: Midori ga Oka Academy is usually it. But since their dorms are full when Mafuyu transfers in, she has to stay in an outside apartment.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Banchou. Probably the first and only person to cry over a Nekomata movie. His pen name is Strawberry Love for God's sake!
  • But Not Too Foreign: Hayasaka's mother was an American woman called Lydia.
  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: Until the appearance of the student council this manga had a total of one female character who sometimes does not even register as a girl.
  • Chaste Hero: Basically everyone in the main cast excluding Takaomi Saeki. They are too focused on fighting to understand normal high school stuff like going to karaoke, so naturally romance is out of their league. Hayasaka’s feelings for Usachan-man may be love or just a childish admiration, but Shinobu is a perfect example as he is too dense to notice a certain person’s feelings for him.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The fortune Okegawa got in the New Year's chapter that warned him about not being late (very subtle, one needs to look closely to decipher it). In chapter 66 he is, conveniently for the Disciplinary Club, being held back a grade because he was late for his exam.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Two guys from Mafuyu's Higashi High School gang have brief speaking lines in her flashback from Chapter 1. Those two guys are properly introduced later in the manga when she returns home and are established to be actually important — namely, the current Numbers 1 and 2 of the Higashi gang (formerly Numbers 2 and 3 back when Mafuyu was Number 1/banchou), Kangawa and Maizono. The two play relatively vital parts in their introductory arc, having become involved with yet another battle with Nishi High and Kangawa having to lead Higashi High to victory as their new banchou.
  • The Chessmaster: Miyabi & his father. Kousaka tries to be this, but fails miserably. May also apply to Takaomi.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Most Student Council members, as well as Hayasaka. The degree varies for each one.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Happens every so often. Okegawa is the earliest and most conventional example... And given Mafuyu's tendency to help everyone it just keeps happening.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Mafuyu as Natsuo; girls describe "him" as a prince, and it's heavily implied that Nonoguchi Kanon likes her too... Though she doesn't know that "he" is a "she".
  • Everyone Knows Morse: Mafuyu and Okegawa.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In contrast to her gang leader/yankee days where she had dyed long blond hair, present time Mafuyu sports a short cut and her natural(?) hair color.
  • Facial Dialogue: Komari has this down to the point it's a virtual superpower. Since she always says the wrong thing while talking, she's developed her body language to the point she can get most anyone to do what she wants.
  • First-Name Basis: Takaomi prefers that Mafuyu calls him by his first name, as she did when she was a child. Them referring each other by first name caused a small misunderstanding to other characters who didn't know they were childhood friends.
  • A Friend in Need: Mafuyu lives by this trope.
  • Friendly Enemy: Most members of the Student Council, even Miyabi.
  • Gender-Blender Name: It's has been recently revealed that Hayasaka's first name is Kaori, a common name for girls.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Kanon has her hair tied in two cute pigtails.
  • Handsome Lech: Hinted strongly that Saeki is one. Mafuyu wonders why she has seen several beautiful women leaving Saeki’s apartment in the morning. His answer to her inquiry: an arrogant smile.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Hayasaka worships the ground where Usa-chan Man walks... And he also looks up to Natsuo. Aki tends to do this in some way too, as he likes "strong people". And ends up being Mafuyu's first "follower" in Midori ga Oka.
  • Honorary True Companion: Okegawa is friends with the Disciplinary Club and occasionally helps them out even. He's no longer this as he later formally joined the club.
  • Hot-Blooded: Hayasaka in particular. He just loves to fight and Mafuyu/Natsuo has to use shounen manga-style power diagrams to get him to learn how to dodge in a fight (he never used to dodge his opponents' hits because he considered this to be cowardly).
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Everyone is at least one head if not two heads taller than Mafuyu.
    • Komari too; she's shorter than most of the girls, let alone the boys.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Mafuyu. She wants to be a girly girl and have actual female friends since she only used to hang around guys during her time as banchou. (No girl would dare to come close to her.) This results in a total misconception on her side on how girls act and she ususually ends up seeming like a Casanova Wannabe when trying to approach girls. Needless to say, all her attempts to obtain female friends fail horribly. Unless you count Okegawa. The corniness totally works on him.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Yuuto Maizono just really wants Mafuyu to beat him... It's hinted that he joined her gang because of this.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Okegawa calls Mafuyu "Morse girl"
    • "Banchou" for Okegawa, even after he gets beaten by Mafuyu and stops being the actual Banchou for a while.
    • Mafuyu calla Ayabe "Ayaben".
    • "Ninja" or "Glasses" for Yui.
    • Ayabe once called Mafuyu "Mafu-Mafu".
    • Yui starts calling Okegawa "Kyon-Kyon" after he joins the Disciplinary Club.
    • Arisugawa, the boy who wanted to dress as a maid, is called "Alice".
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Seeing how devastated Okegawa was at getting beaten by a smaller guy, Mafuyu suspects he would be even more devastated if he found out that it was in fact a girl that took his position as Banchou from him. He later ends up finding out the truth, but at that point he doesn't seem to care about it.
  • Japanese Delinquents: The cast is full of them. Pretty much everyone either used to be a delinquent, is a delinquent or is trying to quit being a delinquent. The internal justification being, although being an Elaborate University High, Midori ga Oka has a serious enrollment issue. As a result, it accepts nearly any transfee, a lot of them being previously expelled due to this trope.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia:
    • Mafuyu forgot about Takaomi due to head injury, and she still has missing pieces in her memory. Usually for this trope, the flashbacks of their childhood days are from Saeki's point of view.
    • Momochi Runa inflicts this to Hayasaka by using hypnotism and suggestions. Additionally Hayasaka can subconsciously do this to himself to prevent remembering bad memories.
  • Legacy of Service: When Wakana first meets Hanabusa and is asked to help him/look out for him, she thinks of this trope since her parents work for his parents.
  • New Transfer Student: Parodied. Mafuyu is a new transfer student, but she is such a Cloud Cuckoolander that everything associated with this trope is turned upside-down. She's so excited that she dons a new school uniform a day before the school starts, her well-practised introductory speech is so out-of-character that Saeki bursts out laughing, and when ordinary classmates (non-delinquents) talk to her she is deeply moved. Her Friendless Background is only her imagination; in fact, her friends from Higashi High appear from time to time and have their own sub-plots.
  • Nephewism: Kouichi Hayasaka ends up adopting and raising the daughters of his older sister Akiko after she dies.
  • The Nicknamer:
    • Mafuyu uses either "Ninja" or "Glasses" for Shinobu.
    • After some Defeat Means Friendship Mafuyu starts calling Reito Ayabe "Ayaben".
  • No Name Given: Hayasaka still has no first name several volumes in and nobody has even so much as remarked upon it so far. Later it's revealed his first name is Kaori, a name more commonly used for girls.
  • Oblivious to Love: Yui Shinobu aka Ninja... just ask poor Wakana.
  • Official Couple:
    • Ookubo and Minato, Kangawa's sister, in the omakes/extras.
    • Count two with Aki and Komari.
  • One-Note Cook: Just like Takaomi, Mafuyu can not cook. But as the series progresses she learns how to do cup noodles!
  • One of the Boys: Mafuyu, before and after her expulsion.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Played straight and lampshaded quite often with Mafuyu's 'Usa-chan Man' mask and her Natsuo disguise. Also when Mafuyu does not have her mask with her and tries to mask herself by wearing her t-shirt over her head (unfortunately it has her name on it) or wearing her wallet chain and a pack of tissues as an eyepatch over one eye.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Even though most of the cast are delinquents, they never do delinquent things except fighting and skipping classes.
  • Poor Communication Kills: It certainly strained the relationship between Hayasaka's parents, Kouichi and Lydia, for a long period of time.
  • Princely Young Man: Miyabi Hanabusa.
  • Promotion to Parent: Ayaben is the oldest of six children, and since his parents are busy with heir jobs, he has always been the main caretaker of his younger siblings.
  • The Psycho Rangers: Downplayed. Each Student Council member is paired with a Disciplinary Club member, but other than that, they don't have much resemblance.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Takaomi was raised by his paternal grandparents.
  • The Rival: Sakurada claims to be this to Mafuyu, although he never won and she only regards him as a nuisance.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Some of Mafuyu's and Banchou's fashion choices.
  • School Festival: The first incident from the student council's side is trying to rope delinquents to ruin the festival.
  • Secret Identity: Mafuyu has two: Natsuo and "Usa-Chan Man".
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Subverted with Mafuyu and Okegawa. Both are incredibly strong, but Banchou's all soft at the center. He even keeps imagining her as his prince.
  • Shout-Out: There are some here and there, like in one omake Hayasaka is handed a hat with a badge with a picture looking like a Super Mario Bros. mushroom, or actually even more like a {{Vinesauce}} 'shroom, but that's probably just a coincidence. Unless sensei is a Vinesauce fan.
  • Shrouded in Myth: When Maizono came came to Midorigaoka to look for his former Banchou, Mafuyu, he gave such a wildly exaggerated account of her that Hayasaka and Okegawa had a completely wrong idea about what this person is supposed to be like (they even got the wrong gender).
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Mafuyu, hands down. Jumping through the window when tied into a chair is nothing compared to the terror of speaking to normal girls.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Takaomi, Okegawa, Kawauchi, Ookubo... the list goes on. Even Arisugawa, the cat-eared tsundere maid guy, fits the description.
  • Three Plus Two: The Disciplinary Club started with only Mafuyu and Hayasaka, with Yui joining early on. A few volumes later, Aki joined, followed by Okegawa formally joining.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Played for drama with Lydia (Hayakawa's mother), whose obssession with soap operas and romance dramas caused a huge misunderstanding with her husband/lover. She saw him hanging around his two nieces/adoptive daughters and immediately assumed that he's already married with kids, while keeping her as his mistress. The misundestanding wasn't cleared until shortly before her death.
  • True Companions: Mafuyu truly believes in this, to the point that she is pleased to know that her former "enemy" Sakurada also does. And obviously the members of the Disciplinary Club value their friendship greatly and would do anything to help each other.
  • Unwanted Harem: Lampshaded (by Yui) but completely avoided so far despite there being only one girl in the main cast in the first few volumes. Although Mafuyu does have several people "in love" with her or with one of her two secret identities.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Sakurada. Even Mafuyu admits he's cute. Poor Aoi even falls for "her"...