* FridgeHorror: [[spoiler: Shingo, Tamaki]], you guys should have really NOT [[spoiler: moved to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchuria#History_after_1860 Manchuria]]...]]
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Halfway during the series, Tsumeko's stomping is compared to [[spoiler: the 1923's Great Kanto Earthquake]]. In the finale the [[spoiler: Great Kanto Earthquake]] actually happens and [[spoiler: destroys Tokyo]].
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series is quite popular in European (especially in France and Italy) and Arabic countries.
* HarsherInHindsight: The WhamEpisode [[spoiler: and BittersweetEnding]] of the manga involves [[spoiler: Tokyo being destroyed by 1923's Kanto Earthquake]]. Flashforward to March 2011...
* TheWoobie: Larissa and Shinobu's grandmother are ''made'' of Woobie material. [[spoiler: Benio]] later becomes this, and finally evolves into IronWoobie.