!! The VisualNovel and {{Anime}}:

* AngstAversion: It's a Key anime, so what would you expect?
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpbXDBDG_B0&fmt=18 Summer Lights]] the calming, peaceful piano song that plays when Misuzu first shows up
** Within the Japanese otaku-dom, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDpSoqey4iI&feature=related Tori no Uta]]'' ("Bird's Poem", or "Bird's Song") is often hailed as the anthem of anime/manga culture.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXEyfyNyac Aozora]]'', which starts playing [[spoiler: as Mizusu dies]]. Also [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Crowning Music of]] [[TearJerker Tear Jerking]].
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: [[spoiler: The monks who cursed Kanna got away with it and caused Misuzu to break down whenever she gets close to someone, no one manages to break the curse, and at the end, Misuzu dies.]] Many detractors from Air will say that nothing ever happens in the entire series.
* DeaderThanDisco: Goes hand-in-hand with ItWasHisSled, as its SignatureScene was [[spoiler:Misuzu's death at the very end.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: On June 9, 2011, Creator/TomokoKawakami, the voice actress for Misuzu, passed away from ovarian cancer, therefore making it even harder to watch the final episodes.
* ItWasHisSled: Anyone even remotely familiar with AIR will tell you that [[spoiler:Misuzu dies]]. Especially its haters.
* {{Moe}}: Par for the course.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Buddhist Monks crossed this line when they placed a curse on the Kannabi No Mikoto that extends to the ''next lives'' which is pretty much "If you fall in love, you die". Because [[DisproportionateRetribution she left the temple she was supposed to guard just so she can see her mother]].
** Oh, and [[spoiler: killing her to top it off as well]].
** You know that tearjerker below? They caused that. That's how far they went with just one action a thousand years in the past.
** And the worst part is that [[KarmaHoudini they got away with it]].
* TheScrappy: The Monks, [[KarmaHoudini for a]] [[MoralEventHorizon good reason.]]
** Misuzu can also be this for those who dislike Air, because of her voice, breakdowns, and crying scenes which look ugly to them.

!! The band:

* EpicRiff: They have quite a few - "Sexy Boy", "Kelly Watch the Stars", "Playground Love"...
* FirstInstallmentWins: Kinda sucks having your first album be the most acclaimed...
* SophomoreSlump: ''10.000 Hz Legend'', their second album (minus reissues and soundtracks) was less well-received than ''Moon Safari''.