* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Fraud himself. Is he a WorthyOpponent who's actually EvilAllAlong or a TragicVillain WellIntentionedExtremist from a rich and glorious background?
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: ''[=RéBURST=]'' is basically the Pokémon version of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''. Given ''Frontier'' is generally considered the low point of the ''Digimon'' anime, it's easy to see why this manga ultimately [[OrphanedSeries tanked]].
* ClicheStorm: ''[=RéBURST=]'' doesn't break any new ground or play around with the conventions of the ShonenDemographic. The tropes used in the manga are ones you've seen many times before, played straight without any creativity.
* FetishRetardant:
** If a female is in a fanservice-y pose (in the splash pages, color or otherwise), expect her pose to require a rubber spine or her body to have misshapen parts.
** The BURST forms themselves look too human for Pokémorphs while simultaneously looking too ''in''human for gijinkas, [[UncannyValley hitting just the right measure of "human"]] to turn off fans of both.
* HilariousInHindsight: When images of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon's'' Z Crystal were revealed alongside its Japanese logo in early 2016, it was pointed out how it suspiciously resembled a Burst Heart from ''Manga/PokemonReburst'', right down to the shape. Given that this coincided with fan speculation about the (rather divisive) theory of Ash-Greninja being not just a simple SuperMode, but potentially a FusionDance, following its reveal to be usable in-game - [[https://twitter.com/RogersBase/status/703698814796824576 the similarity between Z-Crystals and Burst Hearts]] set the EpilepticTrees over what exactly this could mean, on fire. [[ColbertBump Consequently, many well-known Pokémon bloggers started referencing]] the ''Manga/PokemonReburst'' manga, to support their theories that it was going to be the next major game mechanic. While any presumed connection was eventually debunked with the explanation of the Z-Crystals and their Z-Moves... during ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'''s climax, the BigBad does actually end up [[FusionDance fusing]] [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Sun_Moon_Lusamine_Nihilego_fused.png with the Ultra Beast]] - (later revealed to be extradimensional Pokémon) Nihilego - right before your final battle against them.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Ryouga taking the Akebo head on like a man, followed by the Akebo shattering on impact with Ryouga's body.
* {{Narm}}: The one genuinely emotional moment in the Manga, the "Mother" chapter, is almost immediately undermined by [[MoodWhiplash Karuta's cartoonishly exaggerated growth-spurt soon after]].
* NightmareFuel:
** How does a Pokémon get turned into a Burst Heart? One chapter reveals that the Great Gavel have laboratories doing this. And no, it's not kid-friendly either: This manga could have been re-classified as {{Seinen}} if the author didn't intentionally skip the procedures out, but ''[[GoryDiscretionShot it shows]]''.
** This also crosses into MoralEventHorizon where ''you are really abusing [[PhysicalGod Legendary Pokémon]] by [[HijackingCthulhu compressing them into]] [[TransformationTrinket Burst Hearts]] against their will'', as opposed to disable them like in other works. Imagine how this can become one of the most thought-provoking acts in ''the entire franchise ever''. It's impossible to abuse such God-leveled Pokémon in such way in other media, even games themselves.
* SnarkBait: With all its cliches, stereotypical protagonists, gratuitous FanService, the OutOfFocus treatment of the Pokémon that pushes it into borderline InNameOnly, and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids trying too hard to be serious in a franchise mostly aimed at kids]], ''Manga/PokemonReburst'' is widely mocked as a "Bad fanfiction made official".
* SoOkayItsAverage: The general consensus is that this manga isn't really ''horrible'' (It's unlikely any official Pokémon work ever could be) so much as it is just plain ''dull''.
* TearJerker: The "Mother" chapter. [[spoiler:Karuta finds out that his mother has died, just after he brought the medicine needed for his village]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Given the trend of Human-Pokemon hybrids in fanworks, this manga could have been huge. Alas, not only did the the first "official" fusions end up looking [[UncannyValley rather hideous]], the manga itself was rather weak. [[http://theviolenttomboy.tumblr.com/post/170087932746/was-pokemon-reburst-bad As one tumblr user put it]]:
--> "When it comes down to it, [=ReBURST=] is a painfully generic, completely forgettable story made up of a bunch of basic stock shonen tropes haphazardly thrown into a blender, with the Pokemon part feeling more like an afterthought than anything else. The main male lead is as flat as a board, the main female lead is textbook useless despite having no right to be, no relationships were established and developed between any characters, the world-building is non-existent, and the plot went nowhere until it was clear that the series was going to get axed, leading to a rushed and unsatisfying ending."
* UncannyValley: Gijinkas are humans in Pokémon-themed clothes and accessories. Pokémorphs are anthropomorphic Pokémon. The BURST forms are a middle ground between the two, and lack the appeal of either; looking less like they fused with the Pokémon, and more like they ''skinned'' them.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Unlike most ''Pokémon'' manga, this one is geared towards older teen readers and isn't kid-appealing to begin with.
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