[[caption-width-right:350:One does not care to acknowledge one's mistakes of youth.]]

''[[http://www.mistakesofyouth.com/ Mistakes of Youth]]'' is a {{webcomic}} started in 2006, revolving around the adventures of Rets, a "borderline hikikomori" otaku with a penchant for {{lolicon|AndShotacon}}, Tina, a yaoi/shotacon fan who is inexplicably Rets' best friend, Brad, the shopclerk who is constantly irritated by Rets, and Rets' Japanese internet friend Go.

The title is a relatively famous (quoted twice in ''Anime/OtakuNoVideo'') quote from Char Aznable of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.


* {{Ahoge}}: On Tina. And Rets, on occasion.
* {{Animesque}}
* AnimeHair: All of the characters. Most notably Rets.
* ArtEvolution: Very subtle, but the characters have gradually become prettier.
* ArtShift: Usually for comedic effect.
* BigOlEyebrows: Rets.
* BishieSparkle: [[http://www.mistakesofyouth.com/index2.php?id=moy_comics/8/index Issue 8]]
* BlankWhiteEyes: Used often. Ties with its {{Animesque}}.
* ConRecap: Several instances.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness
* {{Fetish}}: Rets' obsession with paedophilia.
* GISSyndrome: For anime posters and box/manga covers. Often also for televisions.
* OnlySaneMan: Poor Brad. His regulars drive him so crazy with their perverted interests that he's willing to like the company of a Naruto fan.
* TheRant: Would be better used to explain the above comic's often obscure joke.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: On Tina. The warning is [[{{Yandere}} duly appreciated]].
* SliceOfLife
* StripArchive
* TakeThat: Often implemented. Especially at Hideki Anno's expense.
** There's also an especially nasty (though [[ActuallyPrettyFunny very funny]]) one against Creator/BeeTrain, which the author seems to dislike for mediocre production values and perceived repetitiveness of theme.
** There have been numerous ones directed at Gundam00.
* PosterGalleryBedroom: Rets' room is covered with loli posters from various anime sources.
* YaoiFangirl: Tina
* {{Yandere}}: Tina