* EnsembleDarkhorse: Few characters managed to have a huge following.
** Noriko Irie, Naoki's mom is one of the funniest most popular characters since she's the original ShipperOnDeck for the OfficialCouple and being an [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent Amazingly Embarrassing Parents]] to IceKing Naoki,
** Kinnosuke is probably one of the most popular RomanticFalseLead ever appeared in a ShoujoDemographic, thanks to [[TheIdiotFromOsaka his hilarious personality]], a rather believable development and also being the main source of PluckyComicRelief.
** Keita has quite the following for being supportive of Kotoko when her marriage is strained and to [[WhatTheHellHero calling out]] Naoki for [[GreenEyedMonster his behavior]].
* HollywoodHomely: Let's face it, Kinnosuke isn't ''that'' bad. The 2013 J-Drama deliberately casted the very attractive Yuki Yamada to make Kinnosuke a more serious love rival to Naoki.
* {{Moe}}: Kotoko starts this way and stays this way for over a decade.
* TheWoobie: Oh, ''Kotoko''...