Okami-san and Her Seven Companions
The Okami-san series is a collection of Japanese light novels. Set in the fictional Otogibana City, Okami-san & her Seven Companions follows the lives of Ryoko Okami (the eponymous Okami-san) and her friends, or companions, throughout their service as members of a "trading" club known as the Otogi High School Bank. At the start of the series, Ryoko and her partner, Ringo, are on a routine service assignment when an unseen stranger assists them. The following day, Ryoko encounters a boy in her class named Ryōshi Morino, a secret admirer of hers, on her way home from school. After being confronted by Ryoko, Ryōshi confesses his love for her and that he had been following her, a confession that is immediately turned down by Ryoko on the basis that he is weak. However, Ryōshi vows that he will become strong enough to be worthy to stand by her side. Later on in the series and with the help of the bank, Ryoko and Ringo discover that Ryōshi was the person who helped them on their service assignment and Ryōshi aids the pair in a fight on another service assignment, thereby prompting Ryoko to accept Ryōshi as someone who she can trust to watch her back. The series progresses in this manner as Ryoko develops romantic feelings for Ryōshi, while also parodying fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Tortoise and the Hare, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, The Little Match Girl, and so on.