* FirstInstallmentWins: While fans acknowledge the ''A Tale of Melodies'' is excellent, ''A Tale of Memories'' tends to get better reviews.
* FridgeBrilliance: ''memories'': When Chihiro gets e-mails from her sister about Kei's own life, Kei writes about events that happen during the summer, when it's winter where Chihiro's side is. [[spoiler: Then comes TheReveal where you find that the Chihiro's side is living on a second Otowa. In Australia. Thus, the season are reversed.]]
** In ''melodies'', think back over the course of the entire game, and how each couple slowly got shoved towards figuring things out. Yuuko always brutally exposed the problems everyone had to force them to face up to things, but who gave them the crucial last-second encouragement? ''Mizuki.'' Considering their backstory, this only makes sense.
** What does "Ef" stand for? Apparently, there are plenty of songs that has "Ef" as initial, including in the Visual Novel. Eternal Feather. Emotional Flutter. Ever Forever. Euphoric Field. Ebullient Future. AndNowYouKnow.
* {{Moe}}: The amnesia-fueled, eye-patchy kind.
* {{Narm}}: The scene in episode 11 where [[spoiler: Renji and Chihiro finish their date by kissing [[TheirFirstTime and then having sex]] in the rooftop of the school]] loses quite a part of its emotion when you see [[spoiler: Chihiro]]'s clothes neatly and primorously folded on the floor, as if they were just ready for morning use. Waaaaay to distract the viewer from all of the dramatic tension there.
* TheWoobie: Damn near everybody, but Chihiro and Yuu get it the worst.