* FetishRetardant: If a female is in a fanservice-y pose (in the splash pages or otherwise), expect her pose to require a rubber spine or her body to have misshapen parts.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Ryouga taking the Akebo HEAD ON LIKE A MAN, followed by the AKEBO SHATTERING ON IMPACT WITH RYOUGA'S BODY.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Putting aside the knee-jerk reaction to the premise, people faithfully read on...and generally found it to be underwhelming, but not bad.
* TearJerker: The "Mother" chapter. [[spoiler:Karuta finds out that his mother had died after he brought the medicine for his village.]]
* TheWoobie: Hariru, Carola and Karuta all qualify in their backstories. They all get better.