- Ear Worm: The main theme song will stay in your head.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The original anime has many fans in Europe, particularly in Germany, where it was known as Mila Superstar (with Kozue renamed Mila), and Italy, where it was known as Mimì e la nazionale di pallavolo (with Kozue renamed Mimì).
- Memetic Mutation: "Dakedo...namida ga dechau, onnanoko da mon."note
- Values Resonance: Attack number One has a lead female character whose priority is her own life and her dreams for the future, rather than just having a love interest... in The '60s and The '70s. From The Other Wiki:
"[Feminist writer] Kazuko Suzuki describes Attack No. 1 as an "innovation on the campus story", where a heroine would go to college and meet her future husband. She describes Kozue as "psychologically independent", as Kozue has realised that she must strive to create her own happiness and continues to strive on after her boyfriend's death."