* {{Anvilicious}}
** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Of course Japan knows that nukes are bad, but distributing it among both East and West Germany must have been an eye-opener.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: In the English dub, there are songs by {{Rush}} and {{ASIA}} throughout, and in the original Japanese, the opening is "Ai yue ni Kanashiku" by Poplar (found in the trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjOr0cdQMn0&feature=related here]] and the EndingTheme is the heartrending "Pathetic Love, It's My Destiny" by Kazuko Kawashima. The haunting score by Seiji Yokohama also works.
* NightmareFuel: ''BarefootGen''-worthy graphic depictions of skin melting off the faces of the submarine crewmen as well as the destruction of the world.
* TearJerker: Depression fuel throughout; the child being comforted by Laura with his mother's corpse at his feet, Michael snapping after [[spoiler:Marina dies in his arms]], the destruction of [[spoiler:the cities containing the world's powers,]] and finally [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments everyone throwing down their weapons and dreaming of a better day.]]

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