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|Tokyo Crazy Paradise|
|Written by||Yoshiki Nakamura|
|Magazine||Hana to Yume|
|Original run||1996 –2002|
Tokyo Crazy Paradise (東京クレイジーパラダイス,TōkyōKureijīParadaisu) is a shōjo manga series by Yoshiki Nakamura. It takes place in Tokyo,Japan,in the year 2020,revolving around the lives of fourteen-year-old Tsukasa Kozuki as she acts as bodyguard for her classmate,Ryuji Shirogami,who is the third generation boss of the yakuza group,Kuryugumi.
It's the year 2020 AD. Tokyo which is a futuristic society,complete with flying skateboards,laser guns and a variety of advanced technology. It is also a city infested with crime with far fewer women than men,with a subsequently higher amount of violence against women. It is also an example of moral decay;the series opens with a girl being attacked in broad daylight with people apathetically passing by,remarking that she should take care of herself.
Not wanting their daughter to suffer the same fate,Tsukasa Kozuki's cop parents raise and teach her to live as a boy. While Tsukasa's parents investigate the murder of her classmate's,Ryuji Shirogami's,father,who is the leader of the powerful Kuryugumi yakuza group,they are both killed in one of the yakuza's in-fights. The deaths leave both Tsukasa and Ryuji orphans,with Ryuji succeeding the group as their third generation boss,known as the Sandaime,and Tsukasa on the streets with her three brothers.
With no other options left,she goes to Ryuji whom she has known for eight years with hopes for shelter. After catching their parents' killer,Tsukasa becomes indebted to Ryuji when her brothers eat a veritable fortune on his tab and he uses the opportunity to tie her into becoming his personal bodyguard until her debt is paid off. Intrigued by her,Ryuji keeps slapping on an increasing amount of debt onto Tsukasa using all manners of ploys necessary to keep the reluctant Tsukasa by his side.
The story mainly centers on the developing romance and relationship between Tsukasa and Ryuji,which has a vast array of difficulties. Tsukasa has dreams of becoming a police officer like her parents,which conflicts with Ryuji's position as the boss of the largest syndicate in the Kantō area of Japan. At the same time,Kuryugumi,as an extremely powerful yakuza group,has many conflicts and gang wars with other groups,making up the rest of the story's conflict.
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Kuryūgumi (九竜組,lit. The Sociation of Nine Dragons)
Ginryūkai (銀竜会,lit. Association of Silver Dragons)
Konryūkai (金竜会,lit. Association of Gold Dragons)
The person who betrayed Kuryugumi and killed the Nidaime. He was later kept alive,but living a life worse than death,according to what Ryuji told him.
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Shiryūkai (紫竜会,lit. Association of Purple Dragons)
Byakuryūkai (白竜会,lit. Association of White Dragons)
Akaryūkai (赤竜会,lit. Association of Red Dragons)
Rokuryūkai (緑竜会,lit. Association of Green Dragons)
Jōryūkai (青竜会,lit. Association of Blue Dragons)
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