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Trick is a Japanese drama starring Naoko Yamada, who, despite her status as magician extraordinaire, can't hold a job and is behind on her rent. Enter Jiro Ueda, a famous physicist who puts out an advertisement demanding anyone claiming to have spiritual powers demonstrate them for him. If they can prove they're not a fraud, they'll win cash money. Naoko shocks Ueda with a simple magic trick, but before she can get her paycheck, she's recruited into solving the case of a cult with a scary floating old lady at its head.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Together Naoko and Ueda solve Scooby-Doo-esque mysteries, usually centered around people claiming to be real live spiritualists who are always proven to be frauds. Detective Yabe, his partner Ishihara and Naoko's mother round out the cast of misfits. The series has a comedic bent, though tip-toes into dramatic territory on occasion. Notable as one of the series that helped Yukie Nakama down the road to stardom, alongside Gokusen.
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Big Eater
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Big Eater: Ueda. In one episode he polishes off a big pot of rice meant for over a dozen people. He claims he's able to do this because he's an "average Japanese person." At the end of the episode Naoko's landlady says he ate an entire year's worth of rice in one afternoon.
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Better to Die than Be Killed
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Better to Die than Be Killed: Or imprisoned. Many fraudulent spiritualists take the suicide route rather than go to prison and shame their family.
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Accidental Misnaming
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Accidental Misnaming: Naoko has trouble remembering and reading names correctly.
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Badass Bookworm
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Badass Bookworm: Jiro Ueda, elite physicist. He somehow attained a black belt in karate, judo, and sumo through correspondence courses.
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A-Cup Angst: While having a respectable bust size herself (Yukie Nakama actually had to be padded down to make herself look flatter), Naoko's rather insecure about it. It doesn't help that many people use her bust size to insult her.
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Everybody Hates Mathematics / int_23200e8c
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Kimono Is Traditional / int_23200e8c
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Suddenly Always Knew That / int_23200e8c