* DieForOurShip: Poor, ''poor'' Namura-sensei.
* EarWorm: Every. Damn. Song. Especially "Egao ni Aitai" and "Saigo no Yakusoku".
* FanPreferredCouple: Meiko and Satoshi. Many fans were [[spoiler: visibly irked by Namura's re-entry into Meiko's life, and the abrupt abortion of what seemed a slow-but-steady romantic buildup between her and Satoshi. Many post-series fics have been written [[DieForOurShip with Namura either]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim dying in a fire]] or turning out to be an [[DomesticAbuse abusive husband]], leaving the door open for Satoshi to play KnightInShiningArmor.]]
** Which is very nonsensical, considering that [[spoiler: Satoshi dedicates a whole scene to explain to Miki [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy his ultimate view of Namura and Meiko.]] Including how he changed his thoughts on Namura.]] [[FanDumb And fans still bend over]] to ignore not only [[spoiler: Namura]]'s ultimately selfless reasons, but also [[spoiler: Satoshi]]'s own CharacterDevelopment so they can [[PossessionSue project themselves on Meiko]] in their fics.
** Some people also ship [[spoiler: Bill/Anju]] over [[spoiler: Bill/Jinny]], due to the BirdsOfAFeather deal.
* HoYay: While all three [[spoiler: are proven to be straight or at very least straight-leaning]], it's interesting that of Yuu's two closest friends in the series, [[spoiler: he is suspected of being lovers with one (Satoshi) and the other is long believed to be gay (Bill).]]
** For added hilarity or UnfortunateImplications, [[spoiler: the GenreSavvy Bill ''pretended'' to be AmbiguouslyGay (when he was actually a mild CampStraight) so he'd approach the flirty Jinny without being rejected by her.]] Then again, he could be AmbiguouslyBi...
* KarmaHoudini: Jinny, for all her violations of Yuu's boundaries as well as her lies, did not even receive a word of reprimand from Yuu who loves Miki, for hurting Miki.
* {{Moe}}: Yayoi
* TheScrappy: Tsutomu. He is (again, arguably) [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap later rehabilitated as "comic relief"]] and [[ThrowTheDogABone eventually he dates Yayoi]] in the anime.
* ValuesDissonance: This is not something you want to marathon with anyone overly obsessed with being PC and/or who forgets that the series's [[FairForItsDay pretty dated by today's standards]]. Miki sometimes becomes very clingy and dependant on others, Yuu has occasional moments of chauvinism, and the Meiko-Natchan relationship being portrayed as it does HAS been noted to produce this reaction in some viewers.
* TheWoobie: Oh, so many. Specially Meiko and Ryouko.
** JerkAssWoobie: Kei. Specially in the anime, where we get to see his CharacterDevelopment.
** IronWoobie: Anju, oh Anju.