* DracoInLeatherPants: Amazingly, there are people who hope that the King [[spoiler: Midori will survive his stab wound and]] lives a normal life!
-->From Mangahere: '''Keziah Lingco:''' Who's is that Kidd0? he really got the guts to [[spoiler: stab midori-kun]]... H0ping that [[spoiler: midori and arisa]]'s relationship g0es well... po0r [[spoiler: arisa and midori]]...\\
'''Syeda Aqsa''': [[spoiler: midori]] is suffering also because of what happened. i wish in the end all goes well between [[spoiler: arisa and midori]].
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The series tries so hard to be dark that it can cause this.
* TearJerker: Yeah, they act nasty to varying degrees, but the backgrounds of the King's pawns are very sad. Especially Mariko, whose FriendlessBackground is easy to relate to.
* UncannyValley: Kudo's CheshireCatGrin.