* AudienceAlienatingPremise: As mentioned multiple times on this page, people tend to get turned off from the series purely on the account of the fact it's heavily wedding-themed and one of the MagicalGirl forms is a wedding dress, either because [[WidgetSeries it sounds weird]] or because of concerns that it pressures girls to get married (see UnfortunateImplications below).
* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime, despite the fact the manga ran earlier. It's hard to say whether this is an ''adaptation'' displacement, however; the manga indeed ran for a year before the anime began, but the two are separate entities as part of a mixed-media franchise.
* AmericansHateTingle: For the most part, the series has a very negative critical reputation in the West as a cheap ripoff of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', as it never managed to be VindicatedByHistory the same way it was in Japan. (This is mainly in regards to surface-level critical reviews that don't go beyond a few episodes or simply from [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch people who haven't seen it at all]], as it tends to get moderate to positive reviews from those who actually manage to see it to the end.) This is due to a handful of reasons:
** It never aired on a TV network there (with the exception of Italy and Germany), meaning it never managed to reach the target demographic in the first place, so even after it was picked up by Creator/ADVFilms the only people who were willing to look into it were adult anime fans who would be less likely to be interested in this kind of series and don't have the perspective of people who watched it as part of the intended audience.
** While ''Sailor Moon'' was certainly iconic and incredibly popular in Japan, it still happens to be one among an entire genre of MagicalGirl shows, all of which share similar tropes and visual elements. However, in the West, due to most of said shows [[NoExportForYou never making it across]], ''Sailor Moon'' is put on a pedestal as it's considered synonymous with the genre or even anime as a whole, and so the fact that this anime has more similar elements to it than most makes it seem more like a ripoff.
** Due to ValuesDissonance (see the entry for the trope below), Westerners are more likely to be turned off or alarmed by the premise, leading prospective viewers to dismiss it due to that alone.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: DX's OP, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-5MMqvzqc8 Merry Angel]]"
* DuelingShows: With ''Anime/SailorMoon'', although the fact that the creator was one of the main writers for ''Sailor Moon'' makes it more of a sister show.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series was a moderate success among its target demographic in Japan and eventually earned a fairly comfortable seat in MagicalGirl history, but the negative stigma from accusations of being a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ripoff prevented it from gaining too much lasting popularity. However, the anime was ''explosively'' popular in Korea, to the point where it received three entirely separate dubs in four airings, is probably one of the most well-known MagicalGirl shows from the era there, and still maintains a fairly dedicated following to this day (the most recent dub being in 2013 in an attempt to gain a new generation of fans ''eighteen years'' after its initial airing). The first dub's AlternativeForeignThemeSong, "The Legend of Love", also happens to be one of the more famous anime songs in Korea, to the point that some of the backlash against the third dub came from the fact [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks it didn't have it]] (the second dub was forgiven because it was a translated version of the original Japanese song).
* JerkassWoobie: Salvia during her intro, who refued to believe that Devils can before reformed, dispite Wedding Peach doing it once per episode, and even insulted both Jama-P, for being a reformed Devil, and Limone, because she believe he was a weak coward. Even Jama-P said that she was worse than any Devil that he ever knew. When Peach finally [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps some sense into her]], she reveals that [[spoiler:her best friend was killed by a Devil during the war, and she was so shocked by her death that she closed her heart to everyone to keep herself from geting hurt like that again]]. Good thing she has the other Love Angels to mellow her out.
** There were three Korean dubs, but the earliest one from 1996 notably ''erases Pluie from existence'', using very abrupt and forced-in cuts to pretend he's not there. The episode order is mixed up to the point where the plot no longer makes sense.
** In the Italian dub, the conflict was changed from angels and demons to aliens of the Crystal Planet and the Dark Planet, most likely to avoid offending religious viewers (since the show takes a lot of liberties on what angels are.) Added to that, Wedding Peach was renamed "Sun Rose," possibly to cash in on ''Franchise/SailorMoon.''
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Other than the usual "[[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks Sailor Moon ripoff]]" argument, the series is often said to be a fairly cookie-cutter FollowTheLeader magical girl show. While it wasn't the first to use most of the tropes in it, it was in fact the TropeCodifier for certain elements of the genre, such as the PinkHeroine being the lead magical girl.
* StrangledByTheRedString: The way it's initially presented, [[spoiler:Yuri's crush on Yanagiba]] had always been about as shallow as the other girls', and as soon as her [[spoiler:previous life's backstory with Limone]] (which had no foreshadowing at all) comes up they immediately become a couple without much development compared to the other two. It's slightly better in the manga, in which an extra chapter reveals the details of what their [[spoiler:past relationship]] was actually like, but it does so ''after'' the fact. Both versions eventually do build up what their romance ends up being afterwards, but the fact that it's done after their hookup and that their initial fall for each other comes out of nowhere is a little jarring.
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: The most frequent negative backlash against the series in regards to itself and ''Anime/SailorMoon'', as it was a particularly common criticism in Japan during its airing and tends to elicit this reaction even now when first presented to anyone who's familiar with the latter. Ultimately, the high production values and the fact it really doesn't have all ''that'' much in common with ''Sailor Moon'' improved the critical outlook on it in its home country, but it never quite escaped this stigma in the West, as it is indeed one of the MagicalGirl shows that resembles ''Sailor Moon'' the closest (mainly due to its shared primary writer and anime character designer).
* UnfortunateImplications: The main accusation against the series from feminist groups or otherwise is that it pressures girls to get married and portrays marriage as the ultimate endgame goal that a girl should strive for. In practice, the series prefers to discuss the concept of love (regardless of what gender the focal character is) and uses marriage as a symbol of its proof, rather than pressuring any character into desiring marriage (every character involved in a relationship does it of their own accord) or treating it like an ultimate life goal, and the way the girls spend discussing the subject is on par with most other shoujo works. It ''is'' gender role-reliant and doesn't show any characters who actively desire not to fall in love and get married, which could potentially lead to an implication that most/all girls already desire that, but it's worth noting that the series was aimed at the kind of demographic that likes this kind of thing to begin with ([[MerchandiseDriven and would buy merch of it]]).
-->'''Yazawa:''' After all, the concept came from Wedding; girls love wedding and dresses (included wedding dresses of course. I know it could be issues, but true), so we wanted to add wedding/dress elements to magical fighter girls' manga/anime. The idea "fighting brides" were amusing, so we thought children enjoyed it simply and teenagers could be amused with it.
* ValuesDissonance: For various reasons (among them being heavier emphasis on gender roles and a general promotion of femininity for girls), dreaming about getting married and a love for wedding dresses isn't uncommon among young girls in Japan, and the series is marketed with this demographic in mind. Although there had already been concerns in Japan about the series (see UnfortunateImplications above), the concept seems downright alarming to a Western viewer.
** Westerners might also question why a preference for physical violence and activity makes Hinagiku considered so masculine that she's [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon in danger of not being able to get a boyfriend]] considering that she still indulges in and enjoys dressing femininely, fangirls over cute boys, and is a fairly sensitive and emotional person. Other than some things LostInTranslation (she uses an almost exclusively masculine speech pattern and [[JapanesePronouns a hyper-masculine first-person pronoun]]), heavier pressures on gender roles in Japan mean that Hinagiku's aggressive personality and hobbies would make her come off as unusually masculine. There's also temporal values dissonance at play here, too; characters like Hinagiku were not as common in Japanese media during the time of the series' run, and since then other works would produce far more stereotypically masculine female characters treated with less stigma.
* VindicatedByHistory: In Japan, while it was airing, the anime gained a bad reputation at the hands of ''Sailor Moon'' ripoff accusations (mostly from people who [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch hadn't even watched it]], or at the very least hadn't gone beyond a few episodes). When things had cooled down after ''Sailor Moon'''s broadcast, some professional critics began giving the series a number of good reviews as a "hidden masterpiece". The resulting CriticalDissonance prompted those in the Japanese anime fanbase to reassess it; ultimately it gained a respectable reputation and carries some significance as Creator/OLMIncorporated's first major anime (although it never managed to gain long-lasting popularity). However, this vindication failed to ever make it to the West, where it's still considered a cheap ripoff by most of the people who've heard of it.