* EnsembleDarkhorse: Taichi is really popular, to the point that some consider him to be one of the main draws of the show.
* FanPreferredCouple: Chihaya/Taichi, mainly due to Taichi being an EnsembleDarkhorse and Arata, well, [[OutOfFocus not there]] most of the time. [[BirdsOfAFeather Shinobu/Arata]] is quickly getting popular too since their first on-screen interaction.
* FoeYay: Technically most of them can consider any of each other rivals, but this dynamic is most visible in cases of Shinobu/Arata and Shinobu/Suoh. And [[LesYay Shinobu/Chihaya]].
* LesYay
** Chihaya shows considerably more affection for the female teammates than the male ones. When a classmate asks her who in the karuta club would she date, Chihaya cheerfully responds, "Kana-chan!".
** Chihaya also has a huge, [[FoeYay mostly rivalry, but often expressed like a romantic one]], obsession on Shinobu, and Shinobu reciprocates interest to some degree.
** One of Megumu's teammates seems to have a crush, or at least a very strong RomanticTwoGirlFriendship for her. And later the same player[[EvenTheGirlsWantHer is gushed about by the excited Chihaya as 'a perfect gentleman']] and apparently seen by her as a sort of a WhitePrince.