- Crowning Momentof Funny: After Buddha makes a tumor go down by pressing it with his finger, a chieftain says he remembers hearing of someone who was able to cure people with a touch of his finger. His name was E.T..
- Foe Yay: Devadatta and Buddha.
- Ho Yay: Almost everyone loves Buddha, and some conversations about him can seem a lot like this out of context. Also, what with practically everyone running around shirtless, many waist-up-only panels between the predominantly male cast can look like something else.
- Also, Tatta and Yatala, as mentioned above.
- Tear Jerker: Many. Asaji's and Chapra's deaths come to mind. Buddha after Tatta dies. When Tatta was willing to be eaten by a snake so that his friends could live. Praesenajit dies without seeing Buddha again. This manga has so many that it has its own page.
- Values Dissonance: Among other things, almost everybody is practically naked.
- It Makes Sense in Context. This happened in Antiquity, before the Maurya Empire (the first major Indian civilization). Given that every Iron Age civilization had some level of acceptable public nudity, not to mention that Gautama Buddha's Jain contemporary Mahairva was known to travel naked after enlightenment, there is some historical justification. Modesty didn't really develop in the subcontinent until the Middle Ages, possibly not even until after the Islamic conquests.