* AcclaimedFlop: It's hard to believe that the most beloved work of Clover Studios is also the one that led to their dissolution… ([[Creator/PlatinumGames for a little while]]).
* ApprovalOfGod: Despite not working on it, Hideki Kamiya has given his approval to [[PolishedPort the PS3 remastered version]], going as far as to tell someone to play that instead when a fan told him he bought the Wii version.
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/HidekiKamiya [[https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/603823178494775296 doesn't look back on the Wii remake too fondly.]]
* DevelopmentGag: The idea of a more realistic setting was scrapped relatively early in development, but the realistic Ammy nonetheless appears as a PaletteSwap that can be won upon finishing the game and starting a NewGamePlus.
* NamesTheSame:
** Kuni (''Kuninushi'' in the Japanese version) appears to be named after Okuninushi, one of the lesser known kami.
** The name "Ōkami" was first used by Capcom in [[{{VideoGame/Commando}} Senjou no Okami]] shoot'em up series.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Initially, the game would have been [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWlNUIH-KRA much more realistic looking.]] However, this was changed early on, since the the watercolor look helped convey the concept of restoration.
*** Another reason, more pragmatic, is that the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 simply could not handle a more detailed version of the game (without cutting out objects or making the levels smaller).
** Ammy could fire laser beams from mirrors and had to fight monkeys and panthers. These can be seen in the videos, if you have more than 30 hours of playtime.
** According to the art book for the game, Ammy could have transformed into a dolphin upon diving into a deep body of water, and into an eagle upon launching herself off a high cliff.
** Sakuya would have had a third, more powerful form where she is completely naked except for strategically placed smoke. It was vetoed, but concept art of it exists.
* WordOfDante: LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}'s statement of the meaning of the various forms of Yami has taken hold in the fandom, even though it hasn't been officially corroborated. It's gotten to the point that the moderators of the [[TheWikiRule Okami Wiki]] will instantly ban anyone who tries to add that information to Yami's page, as they're so sick of reverting it.
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