Tropedia

  • Before making a single edit, Tropedia EXPECTS our site policy and manual of style to be followed. Failure to do so may result in deletion of contributions and blocks of users who refuse to learn to do so. Our policies can be reviewed here.
  • All images MUST now have proper attribution, those who neglect to assign at least the "fair use" licensing to an image may have it deleted. All new pages should use the preloadable templates feature on the edit page to add the appropriate basic page markup. Pages that don't do this will be subject to deletion, with or without explanation.
  • All new trope pages will be made with the "Trope Workshop" found on the "Troper Tools" menu and worked on until they have at least three examples. The Trope workshop specific templates can then be removed and it will be regarded as a regular trope page after being moved to the Main namespace. THIS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW, REPORT ANY ISSUES TO Janna2000, SelfCloak or RRabbit42. DON'T MAKE PAGES MANUALLY UNLESS A TEMPLATE IS BROKEN, AND REPORT IT THAT IS THE CASE. PAGES WILL BE DELETED OTHERWISE IF THEY ARE MISSING BASIC MARKUP.

READ MORE

Tropedia
Advertisement
Farm-Fresh balance.pngYMMVTransmit blue.pngRadarWikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotes • (Emoticon happy.pngFunnyHeart.pngHeartwarmingSilk award star gold 3.pngAwesome) • Refridgerator.pngFridgeGroup.pngCharactersScript edit.pngFanfic RecsSkull0.pngNightmare FuelRsz 1rsz 2rsz 1shout-out icon.pngShout OutMagnifier.pngPlotGota icono.pngTear JerkerBug-silk.pngHeadscratchersHelp.pngTriviaWMGFilmRoll-small.pngRecapRainbow.pngHo YayPhoto link.pngImage LinksNyan-Cat-Original.pngMemesHaiku-wide-icon.pngHaikuLaconicLibrary science symbol .svg SourceSetting

Sojyu, Rentarou, and Sara enjoying some croquette in a freshly leveled boxing arena.


Futakoi Alternative is a very loosely done Spin-Off of the original Futakoi, which uses the original character designs and concept of twins and virtually nothing else. The male protagonist is Futaba Rentarou, a 21-year-old Private Detective who spends most of his time waiting for a case. He's accompanied by his twin assistants 15-year-old Shirogane Sara and Shirogane Sojyu, whose mutual affection for him is completely open to a threesome.

Genre Shift occurs almost by the episode throughout this show. One more serious example takes Rentarou from trying to resolve conflicted feelings of romance and responsibility to racing a bio-hybrid squid down a highway on a friend's bike in two adjacent episodes. The show does have an overarching plot, dealing with a mutual (and surprisingly non-rival) sibling love triangle.

Tropes used in Futakoi Alternative include:


  • Art Shift: The endings are done in claymation reminiscent to shows like Postman Pat.
  • Badass: Ainosuke Rentarou when he puts his mind to it.
  • Chase Scene: Several! Cars, motorcycles, a helicopter, a flying, fire-spitting squid, and shopping-kart are all used once or twice. Tropes Road Block and Excuse Me, Coming Through also used.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: Between either Sojyu and Sara and their guardian, according to his father's will.
  • Coming of Age Story: Literally for Sara and Sojyu, figuratively for Rentarou.
  • Different As Night and Day: Sara is impulsive, assertive, and resolute. Sojyu is calm, submissive, and kind.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Twins Kira and Yura disguise themselves as "Gothic Lolita Mask" a few times in the series. The last time also involves gratuitous amounts of firearms.
  • Everything's Worse with Bears: A loan shark walks around with a polar bear for some extra muscle.
  • Fan Service: There's a hot springs episode. Though fan service is not limited to one episode.
  • Finishing Move: "Detective Kick"
  • Fridge Logic: Sojyu and Rentarou fly a biplane from Japan to Germany.
  • Freud Was Right: Rentarou, Ai, and Mai share a sequence of flything through the air together.
  • Gag Penis: Used a couple times with character Hariyama.
  • Generation Xerox: A lot of people from town apparently thought that Rentarou would follow directly in his father's footsteps, and so calls him Nidaime (meaning "Second generation", or something) because of it.
  • Genre Shift: And how!
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: Cop Hariyama is violent all the time, and his junior Kinoshita is gentle to a fault.
  • Hand Seals: Ika fire mimics these before spitting fire once.
  • Heel Face Turn: Many! The Yakuza once the town's in danger of being leveled. Shimajima after he's won over by Rentarou idealism. Kimihiko after he learns the truth.
  • Hot-Blooded: Rentarou's father Ainosuke, Hariyama the detective
  • Lethal Chef: Sara
  • Literal Cliff Hanger : See "Heartwarming Moments" on the YMMV page..
  • Love Triangle: Played with: Rentarou has a type 8 relationship with Sara and Sojyu, but had a more traditional one with Ai and Mai.
  • Mood Whiplash: Scads of it.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Sara and Sojyu are rarely shown wearing anything different besides what appear to be school uniforms. Hilariously, school is rarely even mentioned and never shown.
  • Shout-Out: Hariyama's nickname is "Dirty Harry", he also takes down a helicopter with a revolver.
  • Sibling Triangle: Sara and Sojyu, also Ai and Mai in the past.
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: Sara and Sojyu would like nothing better, and Sara openly asks for it.
Advertisement