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Webcomic / Okashina Okashi

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Okashina Okashi (also known as Strange Candy) was a long-running, manga-influenced webcomic by Emi-Chan (artist/writer), Xuanwu, Kourin, and Tanzy (writers). It features six ordinary Japanese young people (five and one exchange student, technically) who, while visiting visiting Tokyo Tower, are sucked into a portal to an anime-inspired universe and afterwards are dragged from one fantasy world to another.

As you can tell by the above, the comic specializes in skewering anime and manga tropes (with the occasional swipes at Japanese culture in general). The seven principal characters are:

Running from 2001 to 2018, the strip tackled just about every anime and manga trope there is (and if they didn't, it's likely the trope didn't exist yet).

Provides Examples Of:

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Not sure if this is the trope, but about Takeshi:
    "His abilities as a manager increase when he wears black sunglasses. Especially if he is indoors."
  • Fan Service With A Smile: Or in Eeichi's case, a wink and a leer. That and the "Beauty Man Garden".
  • Fetish: Several characters have them.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Eri-Chan runs into a future version of herself. The fact that "Ellie" outgrew her fangirlishness upsets Eri-Chan greatly.
  • Tsundere: Eri-Chan (thinks she is), Keiko (actually is, and a Type-B), Petra (type A; dere side only seen in flashbacks or when otherwise separated from the rest of the main cast)

Alternative Title(s): Strange Candy