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A young woman wakes up in an alleyway with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Looking up, she sees a silver-haired man staring at her. He proclaims her to be his prey, draws a sword, and begins running towards her. She instinctively flees in the opposite direction... only to crash straight into the local mafia don. Fortunately, he's a good-natured sort who's not one to abandon a lady in distress. After routing her pursuer and determining her unfortunate situation, Don Caramia offers her shelter within Famiglia Oz's territory while she adjusts to life in the town.

OZMAFIA!! is an Otome Visual Novel originally made by Poni-Pachet SY, and localized by MangaGamer in 2016. It's set in a vaguely historical fantasy town ruled over by characters from Western fairy tales and (mostly) children's literature, who make up various mafia families. Most prominently influenced by The Wizard of Oz. It was adapted into a short anime in the Summer 2016 Anime season and was ported to the Play Station Vita under the name Ozmafia -vivace-

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The visual novel contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Affably Evil: Soh.
  • The Chessmaster: Kyrie is skilled at directing not only Famiglia Oz, but the rest of the town as well. On a larger scale, Soh is basically engineering the entire setting.
  • Cowardly Lion: Caramia, historically speaking, and again when he loses his courage in his own route.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The unnamed town the game is set in. It's very bright and colorful and there are frequent festivals and celebrations, but it's controlled by Mafia families, led by an immortal, super-powerful upper class that largely doesn't seem to care about the chaos and casualties their power-jockeying causes the rest of the town. All of the townspeople are literally branded with the symbol of the mafia family they serve, and if they refuse to join a family, their only choices are to live in the crime-ridden slums or the dangerous forest. This general awfulness is intentional and enforced by Soh.
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  • Cast Full of Pretty Boys: Naturally.
  • Cat Girl: Pashet and the rest of Famiglia Boots (minus one Cat Boy).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kyrie in particular, but a pretty common reaction from the cast in general to Fuka's extreme naivety.
  • Disposable Sex Worker: A number of the employees at Dorian Gray's brothel are casually disposed of usually on the order of Dorian himself.
  • Distinguishing Mark: All of the mafiosi and townspeople have a mark on their bodies somewhere that shows what famiglia they belong to.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Soh, one of the most inconspicuous people in town, is the one pulling the strings for the main plot and to some extent the entire setting. It's also somewhat literally true in that he's at least partially Toto.
  • The Don: Caramia for Famiglia Oz, Pashet for Famiglia Boots, Ande for Famiglia Anderson, Heidi for Famiglia Adelheid, and Hamelin for Famiglia Grimm.
  • Downer Ending: The second Brothel ending has Fuka turned into a submissive, mute slave for Dorian Gray's amusement. The first ending is not much better but at least Fuka gets to be in charge.
  • Easily Forgiven: If you go for one of the transferred routes, the guy you started with will be relatively gracious and not mention it again after a confrontation.
  • Five-Man Band: The Oz family (plus Fuka) has this dynamic despite being only four people: Caramia fills the role of The Leader, Kyrie fills the roles of both The Lancer and The Smart Guy, Axel fills the role of The Big Guy and Fuka is The Chick
  • Gender Flip: Scarlet and Peter.
  • Go to Your Room!: Caramia ends up having to send Kyrie and Axel to their rooms when they won't stop fighting over Fuka during breakfast.
  • Gratuitous Italian: As fits the mafia setting. Caramia in particular leans on this in the English translation.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Fuka's amnesia makes her an easy target — she tends to just assume that people won't try to do her harm.
  • Immortality Hurts: The upper class can't die, but it's possible for them to be permanently maimed like Hamelin and to suffer horrific injuries.
  • The Ingenue: Fuka to a T.
  • In Name Only: Most of the characters have at least some aspects from the characters they're named after. Not so with Robin Hood.
    • Also, for all of his egotism, Kyrie at first assumes that his relationship with Fuka won't last because he considers himself an unpleasant, unlovable person.
  • It's All About Me: By his own admission, Kyrie mostly treats other people as amusements and tools for his own devices. Mostly Played for Laughs, for example when he sends The Don on errands to pick up groceries for him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kyrie and Caesar.
  • Love Martyr: Fuka, early in her relationship with Kyrie. He improves after she explicitly tells him she doesn't mind suffering as long as she can be with him.
  • Love Redeems: For Hamelin and Caesar.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Kyrie and Soh.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: Caramia's Fatal Flaw, which infuriates Kyrie on more than one occasion.
  • Meaningful Name: Caramia literally means "my dear" in Italian — the feminine version, at least.
  • Mind Game Ship: Kyrie and Fuka is a lighter version of this — he doesn't intend her any real harm, but he can't help his manipulative tendencies. The Brothel route shows a darker version.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Fuka would be naive even for a setting that wasn't dominated by gang warfare.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: Dorothy is permanently stuck at the age she became a witch. Fuka came into existence partially out of her wishes to grow up and experience a normal life.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The fight with Caesar at the Oz festival.
  • Older Than They Look: The entire ruling class of the town, even the ones that look like children, are implied to be hundreds of years old.
  • People Jars: Robin Hood keeps his comatose wife in one of these.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: If Fuka ends up on Kyrie's or Caesar's routes.
  • Posthumous Character: Robin Hood's wife and her tragic murder is mentioned in many routes, and the gruesome events leading up to it casts a long shadow over many characters in the game.
  • Public Domain Character: Most of the characters are inspired in fairy tales, legends and other public domain works.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Kyrie, whose hair turns to dark green when he starts commanding his crows.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Alfani seems perfectly harmless, if a little perverted and goofy. Come the Brothel route, he sees no problem with keeping Fuka prisoner against her will and participating in Dorian Gray's torture of her. He says at one point he's become so inured to the pure brutality of his life that they only thing he really can care about anymore is pure hedonism.
    • Hansel has a cheerfully boyish attitude, as he engages in drive-bys and tosses dynamite around.
  • Reality Warper: Dorothy, whose witch powers enabled her to create and populate the setting. Soh, through Dorothy's powers, also has access to some of these abilities.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Caramia, Pashet, and Scarlet, in contrast to the ridiculous antics of most of their fellow mafioso.
  • Refugee from TV Land: All of the upper class besides the Oz boys were created by Dorothy based on fictional characters she read about as a child.
  • Recursive Reality: The Epilogue implies that the town the game is set in is a separate reality created by Dorothy within Oz.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Caramia, Kyrie, and Axel can all end up as this if you start on one of their routes and then transfer to another's.
  • Sadist: Kyrie comments multiple times on how he enjoys causing the suffering of others (albeit usually only through causing inconvenience) and how he loves the face Fuka makes when troubled.
  • Second Love: Fuka is this for Robin Hood on his route. Also, but treated much less seriously, on the Kyrie branch of Caramia's path, it's revealed that she reminds Caramia of a past love. However, this past love being Dorothy, it likely wasn't love of the romantic sort.
    • Gretel tends to issue her violent threats without going above her usual monotone.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: The entire ruling class of the town is immortal. While most of them seem to cope well enough, some ( Robin Hood and Hamelin for example) consider it a terrible curse.
  • World Limited to the Plot: The town is surrounded by forest and even when Fuka runs away in one route, she never reaches any other settlements. In the Epilogue, it's implied that the town is a kind of Pocket Dimension invented by Dorothy for her friends to live in. When Fuka and Soh get far enough away from the town, they start dying.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blue (Axel, Dorian Gray, Gretel), green (Kyrie), and purple (Scarlet, Pashet).
  • Your Cheating Heart: There's an option to start on Caramia's, Kyrie's, or Axel's route, then transfer to a separate route with whichever one you have the second most approval with. The degree to which this is explicitly cheating depends on the route (for example, Axel literally tells Fuka to be with Caramia before the transfer opportunity on his route), but it makes some players uncomfortable.
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