* CrazyAwesome: Just try and say it's not.
** And to those who disagree: Can ''your'' cheerleaders motivate the people enough to revive themselves from what is possibly death, and then work up the strength to team up with the rival squad in order to focus the cheering energy of the world to a dying sun? And it works so well that the dead tree you cheered next to suddenly ''blossoms''? I think not.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Its success with non-Japanese players is '''why''' ''EliteBeatAgents'' came about, followed by OTO 2 roughly a year later.
* GoodBadBugs ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=609NgkI_kB8 Lag Mode]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCQldRZShG8 Spin Mode]], both of which require you to abuse the AntiFrustrationFeatures on Easy mode.
* {{Moe}}: Aoi. She has [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]], a flat chest, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair unique hair]], and she's a [[TheDitz total ditz]]. No wonder why she's a fan-favourite!
* NeverLiveItDown: Kaoru is seen with a bear only once in the entire second game, yet it's nearly synonymous with him in fan works.
* ScrappyMechanic:
** Spinners can be quite straining on the player's hand. Easier dificulties at least put spinners at the end of segments, giving you a bit of cooldown time, but harder difficulties often make you go directly back into notes immediately after the spin.
** The scoring system, which adds a multiplier that is proportional to your current combo. This has the side effect of combo breaks in the middle of a song being much more damaging than a combo break at the begining or the end.
* TearJerker: "Over the Distance" in OTO 1, and "Believe" in OTO 2.
** Possibly "Glamorous Sky" in OTO 2 as well, unless you fail.
*** And if you get the [[DoWellButNotPerfect bad ending,]] instead of a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming Moment]], you get a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny Moment]] where the ramen chef from the first game [[MomentKiller kills the moment]] by riding by on his very loud motorcycle.
* ThatOneLevel: "Believe" from OTO 2 on expert. The song is easily the slowest in the game, even slower than "Over the Distance" from the original. Unfortunately, your life gauge still drains extremely quickly. This means that to make up for the life loss between notes, you need to get practically every note ''perfect'' to make it through. Some funny timing doesn't help matters.
** And to hammer just how hard it is to keep your life meter up, it's entirely possible to fail all the cutscenes with an ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmqSwCjPaw&feature=related S rank]]''.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/ao2j/download/1024768/wp08.jpg Shinta Kikuchi]]
** Possibly JIN 2, whose hairstyle is similar to Mana Shiratori's.
*** You could also count Kaoruko: blond lady in the choir level) to be a sort of reverse trap. It's even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the Let's Play.

!Tropes exclusive to the LetsPlay of the two games include:

* AcceptableTargets: The Earth apparently hates France.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Played for laughs. Tasian's "translation" of the games at best are only tangentially related to the original dialogue.
* DualWielding: [[spoiler: The final mission of Ouendan 2 is played with twin styluses]].
* MemeticBadass: Shizuyama "Kijiro" Kazebayashi AKA The Pot Pimp.
* MST3KMantra: Tasian hopes that you don't think too much about the [[LongTitle absurd length]] of the sequel's title.