* FanDumb: Some people mocked an upcoming western movie called Film/EdgeOfTomorrow for having a near-identical plot to this light novel, which came first. The advertising for ''Edge of Tomorrow'', you see, didn't make the fact that it's actually an adaptation of ''All You Need is Kill'' very clear.
* TheWoobie: Shasta, Rita's partly Native American mechanic, is subjected to some wince-inducing hazing due to her ethnicity.