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"Holding the highest of goals and striving for nothing short of absolute excellence... That, ladies, is "brilliance." It is well worth it not to ever let your brilliance dim, ladies. Money. Power. Fame. All these I will give in abundance to the brightest among you."

Tenchi Gakuen is introduced as a prestigious girls' school, unique in its Sword Scholarship program in which teams, known as "shinyuu", battle each other for bragging rights and the hefty monetary rewards given to victorious teams. A more detailed outline of this system, known as hoshitori, can be found on its page at the other wiki.

Enter Kurogane Hayate, trying to impersonate her twin sister Nagi in the school until Nagi is out of rehabilitation. Initially disinterested in anything outside retaining her sister's scholarship, Hayate resolves to actively take part in battling when she finds out that their old orphanage is 8 million yen in debt with the Yakuza. Seeking out the surly Mudou Ayana, who had fallen from the upper ranks after abandoning battling in general, Hayate embarks on her mission, encountering Loads and Loads of Characters in the process.

First running in Media Works' Dengeki Daioh magazine, Hayate Cross Blade has since moved on to Shueisha's Ultra Jump, and currently (as of December 2011) has a total of 15 published volumes and 6 drama CDs. It is notable for having the word "baka" in every chapter title, which has been described by some fans as a reference to not only the main character but also the whole cast. Written by Hayashiya Shizuru and published in America by Seven Seas Entertainment, this series is a comedy stuffed full of Les Yay.

There is now a Character Page. It is hoped that character-related tropes will be focused there, with this page having tropes that describe the series itself.


Tropes associated with Hayate Cross Blade include:

 Hayate: Stop hitting me!

Ayana: Then stop projecting your stupid fantasies where everyone can see!

 Momoka: What the hell're you grinnin' like that for?!

Hayate: But... But... I had to! I couldn't take the sudden, heavy air of seriousness!

 Sae: I guess, if I were Akira's wife, it wouldn't have been this troublesome. Though that would be funny... in its own way.

  • Shout-Out: Too many to list.
  • Sick Episode
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: No surprise, since practically the entire cast is female, with Hayate and Jun being most frequently on the receiving end.
  • Squee
  • Sweat Drop
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Played mostly straight, with people having short conversations between sword strikes, but averted in a few cases. "They spent almost four bells just yelling at each other" indeed...
  • Thick Line Animation: At times.
  • Thunder Shock
  • Too Dumb to Live: Subverted to hell and back, almost everyone is too dumb to die. Or be tricked, or be caught threatening civilians...
    • The outcome of Hayate's actions are consistent with her being a lot smarter than she looks, however. Well. Her, and several others.
  • Unknown Rival: Sonoe and Mizuchi both have a bone to pick with Ayana...she doesn't even remember who they are.
    • Ayana does this to everybody. She usually refers to her opponents as "Scum 1" and "Scum 2."
    • Well... Ayana's glasses really, really undercorrect her sight. Because of this, she can't really make out faces...though if someone annoys her enough, she'll eventually be able to recognize them even if she can't see shit.
  • Visible Sigh
  • Weirder Than Usual: According to Akira, Hayate not talking a mile a minute around her is creepy.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Ayana's past with Yukari was thought to be this but Ensuu had a part in it. Also hinted at with Ayana's grandfather.
  • World of Action Girls
  • Yakuza: Smiley Finance
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Notes

  1. And by "crimes" we mean glomping Akira.
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