* BaseBreaker: The films. Seriously, everything about them was incredibly divisive. There are certain fans who enjoyed them and thought they brought about a more satisfying ending to the series, and fans who thought they were a ridiculous, pandering mess.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Falling Down" by Oasis.
** ''Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly...''
** ''A dying scream makes no sound...''
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Panties, for sure.
* HilariousInHindsight: In Episode 8, Itazu/Panties calls Takizawa a Hipster for wearing old fashioned clothes, years before that insult became popular to describe those kind of people.
* MagnificentBastard: He's got one plan after another to try and "save" Japan from missile attacks to overthrowing the government, Mononobe is a cunning man in his own right.
* MemeticMutation: "This episode had some of the best cinematic timing I have ever seen in anime." - Episode 11.