* AerithAndBob: In the US Maria is a fairly common name, Anders not as much (then again, in artist Rene Engstrom's native Sweden, Anders is far more common, being roughly equivalent to Andrew in English-speaking countries).
* NoYay: Really, Anders? A teenage girl?
** However, in Scandinavian countries, this isn't frowned upon as much.
* TearJerker: The ending. Just look at Anders' face when he finds out [[spoiler: Maria died.]]