- When the Hanzo students are assigned to write up their family trees to show their relationship to other shinobi, the assignment makes Ikaruga pretty depressed about her family situation. Later on, she finds that Asuka had included all of the students in her tree and reveals how much she considers them family. This warms Ikaruga's heart so much she openly cries tears of joy rather than the ones of sadness she'd been hiding.
- The ending of Hikage's Story in Shinovi Versus.
- This deserves more mention: Hikage has been out and about trying her hardest to understand "excitement" since it looks so great when everyone else experiences it. After multiple comedic answers from the others, Hikage finally realizes what makes her happy. Cooking for the rest of the Crimson Squad, and seeing their happy smiling faces. For a character that is 90% The Stoic, seeing her smile so genuinely is adorable.
- Imu's story in Bon Appétit is a huge Pet the Dog moment. She starts to worry about Murasaki's health from staying in her room too much and tries to find a way to get her out. Imu comes up with the idea to participate in the Super Dish Gourmet Cook-Off to lure her out of her room. After reaching the final dual, she faces Murasaki, but decides that her mission has been accomplished. Murasaki then tells her not to drop out of the cook-off, because she wants to make super dishes with her like they did during their childhood. It's then revealed that Murasaki wouldn't come out of her room because she was making a towel with her and Imu's picture on it. Imu gets a little teary-eyed and thanks Murasaki for the present, showing that the two sisters really do care deeply for each other.
- As odd as this is, Katsuragi assuring that Mirai there is room for all shapes and sizes for her "Boob harem" in Bon Appétit.
- Mirai actually gets a lot of Pet the Dog moments in Shinovi Versus. The two biggest ones are her finally meeting cute_shutin, ( Murasaki) someone praising her work, and Mirai saying that there's no way she'd ever be disappointed with her fans.
- The second one is her finding an unlikely friendship with Murakumo, someone finally realizing Mirai as an equal, and the two nerding out something fierce.
- In Murasaki's Shinobi Hearts story in Estival Versus, she becomes interested in musicals after reading a story by Mirai about them. At one point she encounters Mirai and pretty much their entire conversation while duking it out has them singing the musical number from Mirai's story together. It's quite sweet, especially compared to the usual high jinks that make up most of the Shinobi Hearts stories.
- Just about all of Haruka and Hibari's interactions in Shinovi Versus. It looks like Haruka's idea of being genuine friends worked.
- Another from Bon Appétit that could be an easily-missed moment, but is most-easily seen when playing the first portion of Asuka's stage. Be playing well and just look at how the player character is genuinely smiling while happily packing a rice ball!
- During the prologue of Estival Versus the girls are brought to the island, have to fight off mysterious shinobi, and are generally very on edge even as the four groups meet up with one another, until Asuka sees a sight that puts her mind at ease much more than pretty much anything else could at that point:
- Rin's level up dialogue in Estival Versus is very heartwarming when one realizes that it is talking about Kiriya.
Rin: I'm a bit closer...to his level...Rin: Under his tutelage, there is no contest.
- Also counts as a tearjerker, during Katsuragi and Yozakura's final battle in the Hanzo story of Shinovi Versus, Katsuragi refuses to kill Yozakura when told she wouldn't accept defeat. When Katsuragi reveals that doing so would break her parents' hearts, Yozakura finds out Katsuragi's parents are the shinobi she and the Gessen Girls begged to spare Kurokage when they were young. After realizing her death would break Kurokage's heart, Yozakura finally accepts defeat, allowing Katsuragi's parents to live.
- In Day 2 of Estival Versus the girls are more motivated to play around on the beach than begin the Shinobi Bon Dance as part of the Kagura Millennium Festival. On the Gessen side, Yozakura gets into it and cuts loose more than everyone else combined and Yumi quickly figures out why: After years of doing nothing but take care of her siblings and being a Team Mom for the Gessen students, she is finally getting a chance to enjoy herself and have fun.
- Kafuru's Shinobi Hearts story CG of her tightly hugging Sayuri after the two resolve a misunderstanding and Sayuri telling Kafuru that, out of all of the girls there, she has the best potential towards being a loving mother.
- A nice moment between Murasaki, Imu and Ryōbi during Day 2 of Estival Versus. Murasaki is pushed to fight Asuka, Ikaruga and Katsuragi by herself. She's extremely reluctant about the whole thing, obviously, but Ryōbi encourages her by saying she should use this opportunity to show her sister, Imu, how bright she can shine. Murasaki goes on to fight, and win, and Imu makes no effort to hide how proud she is.