* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack is ''beautiful''. Even the short, simple main theme is profoundly emotional to listen to.
** The full version of the main theme can be [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Music of Funny]] once you hear it. The TV size version lyrics go really well with the mood of the show and personality of the main character. The second verse though...[[LyricalDissonance not so much]]
-->"I stole ten-thousand pounds, ten thousand pounds to see you.
-->I robbed convenience stores because I thought they'd make it easier.
-->I fought off giant bears and I killed them too"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Adashino.
* FanNickname: Ginko is sometimes referred to by the fans as "Pimp-ko" for his almost superhuman [[ChickMagnet ability to attract women.]]
* FridgeBrilliance: Ginko's remarks in episode 20 about being unsure how much longer he'll survive seem reasonable enough given his line of work, but take on a whole new level of meaning when you remember that [[spoiler: he is most likely fated to turn into a Tokoyami one day like Nui.]]
* NightmareFuel: This show practically runs on this, especially in later episodes.
** Any episode where BodyHorror is involved... especially the second episode. Dude... her ''eyes!''
*** This is even worse in the episode "Eye Of Fortune, Eye Of Misfortune", which is basically the evolution of that episode.
** Same with purple squicky stuff coming out of the forehead, or pink clouds from the ears and mouth.
** Or rainbows that make you hallucinate and attach to your body. That's right, even rainbows are terrifying in this story.
** Also strings that float in the sky, [[spoiler: that are actually fishing lines for huge flying ''mushi'' to grab food with.]]
** Then there was the story about the guy [[spoiler: whose dreams become reality.]] ''Especially'' the part [[spoiler: where he dreams of a plague that turns the rest of the villagers to dust.]] ''Shudder''...
** The "dog" that the boy draws in the first episode. It comes to life, still appearing as a poorly made child's drawing. To say the least, the thought of seeing something like that actually walking around gives me the willies.
* ParanoiaFuel: ''So'' much. Two examples being episode 4 ([[spoiler:Had a nightmare recently? ''It may become reality'']]) and episode 17 ([[spoiler:Don't. ''Ever.'' Close. Any. Door. Or be in any completely closed place. Not even for a second.]])
** This is mostly because the Mushi and their effects seem to be based on everyday weirdness, generally stuff that in reality has perfectly reasonable explanations, but here are caused by ''mushi''. [[FridgeBrilliance The mushi themselves are reminiscent of the weird dust specks (often called 'floaters') that get stuck on your pupils and float about.]]
* StoicWoobie: Ginko, aware that [[YourDaysAreNumbered his days are numbered]] and forced to [[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]] because his presence will inevitable bring trouble to any place he stays too long. He mostly seems to have made some degree of peace with his situation and never really ''complains'', but his reactions to other characters who have strong ties to a single place where they've settled makes it clear that he envies them, and in "Those Who Chase The Rainbow" he joins Kourou in his search as a "vacation" from his constant otherwise-aimless wandering.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Ginko has been known to have this effect on male fans, even [[http://anime.miao.us/archives/2006/03/30/683/ Jason Miao]].
* TearJerker: Quite a few stories. Check the page.
* TheWoobie: Most of [[WoobieOfTheWeek the side characters]] qualify.