* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Depicting a country associated with terrorism in such a cute manner. Doesn't help that Osama bin Laden is depicted as a cute cat, and the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3000 people is equated with Meriken get a small scratch.
* CultClassic: Even more-so its short lived sequel.
* FridgeLogic: The mangaka stopped the manga because their PC got a virus. Why not restart it after you fixed it? Writers rage, maybe?
* HarsherInHindsight: As Meriken beats the hell out of Afganisu-tan, Osama bin Kitty is shown to be taking refuge beside Pakisu-tan, which pretends to know nothing of it.
* {{Moe}}: Every character.
* TheWoobie: The eponymous character goes through so much it makes you want to hug the actual country. If it wasn’t bigger than your arms could stretch, of course.