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Tokimeki☆Mononoke Jogakkou (ときめき☆もののけ女学園, translating as Heart-Pounding Excitement at Mononoke Girls' Academy) is a comedic Girls' Love manga by Banana Nangoku, which ran in Comic Yuri Hime from 2006 to 2010.

On what was supposed to be her first day of high school, Arare somehow finds herself in a different dimension and ends up at an all-girls boarding school — for youkai. There, Arare tries to adjust to her new life, befriending youkai Kiri and Pero, while trying to keep her identity as a human hidden.

Tokimeki Mononoke Jogakkou contains examples of:

  • All-Ghouls School: The story largely takes place at at an all-girls' school for Youkai.
  • Art Imitates Art: Arare does her best Sandro Botticelli impression.
  • Attempted Rape:
    • In Chapter 10, when Arare tells Kiri she wants to be her girlfriend but doesn't want to become a yokai, Kiri molests and threatens to rape her in order to scare her away.
    • Despite desiring to help Arare, the amanojaku Akina gives into her instincts and attacks her in Chapter 10.
  • The Blank: There is a girl nopperabou, a creature without a face. Amusingly, she wants Arare to give her a Visual Kei makeup.
  • Boob-Based Gag: Harami is a kudan, or cow person, with a set of massive breasts and D-Cup Distress. Arare and Pero - who suffer from A-Cup Angst - temporarily relieve Harami of her distress and discover that drinking her milk causes their own breasts to temporarily grow in the process.
  • Cat Girl: Kiri is a nekomata, and thus appears as a human girl with feline eyes, ears, and two tails.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Arare's strength in ripping fabrics which in the final chapter lets her rip the very fabric of space-time, making a permanent passage between human and youkai worlds.
  • Closet Key: Arare is initially hyped to know if there are any hot male yokai and is devastated to learn that they're all elderly-looking. However, after accidentally getting a birds-eye-view of Kizakura the kappa and Beni the futakuchi-onna in an intimate encounter, followed by Kiri kissing her to test her indignant assertion of heterosexuality, Arare realizes that she's developed feelings for the cat yokai.
  • Coming Of Age Queer Romance: Arare is a high-school student who assumed herself to be heterosexual prior to being trapped in the Yōkai World, but ends up in a lesbian relationship with Kiri the nekomata.
  • Consummate Liar: Due to being an amanojaku, Akina is forced to be one. She can force herself to tell the truth, but it causes her a great deal of distress.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Most. There are also examples of Grotesque Cute monster girls, such as the karakasa girls.
  • The Ditz: Arare can be a bit of an airhead, repeatedly forgetting that she's supposed to be pretending to be a yokai, that she needs to keep her bellybutton hidden, and that becoming Kiri's lover would mean she would be transformed into a nekomata herself. After she obliviously hurts Kiri's feelings in Chapter 11, she's completely clueless as to why Kiri is angry at her and all she can think about is fooling around with her some more.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: And Green Oni too, but just in terms of physical appearance. They have names based upon their skin color.
  • Seashell Bra: More like Seashell Bikini Bottom, when Arare rips off the bottom of her bikini while trying to cover her bellybutton and has to find a replacement.
  • Sham Supernatural: Arare is an ordinary girl who accidentally ends up in an all-youkai boarding school in another dimension. As youkai eat humans, she has to pretend to be one of them while trying to find her way back home.
  • Shout-Out: When Arare first meets the Oni girls, she thinks they're just like Lum-chan.
  • Situational Sexuality: Implied for many of the youkai girls, but subverted for Arare in the ending.
  • Smashing Watermelons: Chapter 5's cover page shows Arare, Kiri, and Pero playing a watermelon smashing game, with the watermelons having screaming faces drawn on them.
  • Stranger in a Strange School: While rushing to her first day of high-school, Arare accidentally finds herself trapped in the yokai realm forced to attend a bording school for female yokai.
  • Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: When Arare first walks into the school, most of the yokai comment that she Smells Sexy and want to eat her, only being dissuaded when she spuriously claims she's a rain-woman.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: It is stated in one omake that Ms. Rokurokubi has an affair with one of her students, the Yuki-onna (snow woman). There are lines even youkai won't cross.
  • Two-Teacher School: Or one, in this case. Are there any others besides Ms. Rokurokubi?
  • Viral Transformation: A human and youkai kissing with their lower mouths causes the human to turn into that kind of youkai.
  • Yuri Genre: There are multiple lesbian relationships in the manga. Kizakura the kappa and Beni the futakuchi-onna are in a relationship with each other, Akina is in a relationship with another amanojaku — who was the one who turned her, and Arare ends up in a relationship with Kiri the nekomata. Additionally, many of the other yokai girls express the willingness to force themselves on any human women they encounter.