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Otaro Dojima (Kento Yamazaki) works as a popular host. Because of a past incident, he believes that love makes people unhappy. He now only pursues money and power.A mysterious woman appears in front of Otaro Dojima. The mysterious woman has a pale face with red lips. She kisses him and he dies, but the next moment he regains consciousness. He realizes he is now 7 days in the past. The mysterious woman also follows him. Due to her kiss, Otaro Dojima dies and goes back to the past over and over again.


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This series contains examples of:

  • Anti-Hero: Our protagonist Otaro is a BIT of a dick. There's a reason almost every main character has called him "scum" at least once.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: He fully seems to believe that love makes people unhappy.
  • Bittersweet Ending: After Saiko is killed, Harumi reveals to Otaro that he has the same ability, but in his case will send the other person back 3 months instead of just one week. After some soul-searching, Otaro agrees to go back, after which he essentially cuts everybody out of his life while resolving their issues in one fell swoop. The series ends with him wanting to put his family back together in his own way.
  • Black Comedy: At points things get ...darkly silly.
  • Blessed with Suck: Saiko hates her power, seeing it as her punishment for surviving the accident.
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  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: After slyly alluding to Saiko's ability and the other person missing the hint and walking away, Harumi looks right at the screen and says, "But I just told him the secret!"
  • Character Development: Otaro's attempts to win Mikoto's heart, and particularly how he interacts with Saiko, are what begin to change his attitude towards people.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Harumi, the homeless guy.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Kazuma. Takauji becomes this the more Otaro keeps interfering with his life.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Otaro dies a lot in this series. Good thing Saiko knows when and where it happens so she can just send them back in time with her kiss. The one instance that she doesn't make it in time, she decides to kiss Mikoto instead, and then simply convince her afterward that it was all a dream.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Neither of them — on purpose.
  • Embodiment of Vice: Otaro exemplifies greed. This is emphasized in how he refers to Mikoto as "10 Billion" when talking about her with Kazuma or Saiko.
  • Entitled Bastard: Otaro, and damn is he proud of it.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Otaro can't understand why someone would do something that would not benefit them in the end.
  • Gold Digger: Otaro is a Rare Male Example.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Groundhog "Week" Loop, more like. Unless he gets a kiss right before a full week has passed, though, time continues normally, and he'll be sent back at a later time than the previous time-travel attempt.
  • Host Club: The main character works at one.
  • It's a Wonderful Plot: The series eventually turns out this way. Incidentally, it even starts on Christmas Eve!
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Right before Saiko kisses Mikoto to bring Otaro back to life, she whispers, "Find happiness with Eight." Tragically, Otaro doesn't realize Saiko's feelings until she sacrifices herself to protect him from Takauji. When he finds a way to go back in time again, he decides to stop her from getting involved with him.
  • Kick the Dog: Otaro does this A LOT.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: The way Takauji behaves around Mikoto is not normal. To be fair, the circumstances driving him are far from normal.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Well not "love" per se. Otaro becomes more and more...off...as he seeks to possess Mikoto's hand in marriage.
  • Manipulative Bastard: If Otaro finds a string to pull on someone he will do it.
  • Mental Time Travel: The kiss actually does kill both parties... right before they're sent back in time with all their memories intact.
  • Only in It for the Money: He makes sure he isn't misunderstood that he doesn't care about Mikoto's feelings.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: During the first few episodes, Otaro is referred to only as "Eight" or "Host" by the other characters.
  • Pet the Dog: Otaro tries to save a child from being hit by a car after remembering the child was hit in a previous time loop, this is the only kind deed so far that he has done without a benefit being in it for him.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Time-travel does not revert a person's memories in this universe.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Why else would you time-travel?
  • Stalker Shrine: A character makes one of these of Otaro.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Saiko gained her powers after surviving the ship-sinking incident. Harumi obtained his from being the sole survivor of a family suicide.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: When Takauji kidnaps Saiko in an attempt to discover her secret, it's not until the very end of the episode that we learn that Otaro and Saiko had already time-traveled before. Otaro later says that it was difficult for him to do everything exactly the same way in order not to arouse suspicion.
  • Yandere: A rare male example happens with Kazuma.


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