YMMV / Danball Senki

  • Anticlimax Boss: The Akihabara Kingdom Tournament Arc is the only time our heroes have to beat a defending champion. They do it by the first commercial break.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Otacross in W. An important download relies entirely on his hacking skill to fend off a cyberattack, up until he realizes he's spent, and can only recover with... the power of Moe. And the two girls on the team won't touch that one with a 10-mile Sparkbload, so Otacross busts out his own virtual girls modeled perfectly on the real ones to cheer for him. Ooookay. Getting creepy there...
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Great Future War, the game's theme song. And One Dream, the anime's opening.
  • Ear Worm: Great Future War, the game's opening theme.
  • Fan Nickname: Cardboard Gundam as "Danball Senki" means "Cardboard war chronicle".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Not only does Kazuya share the hairstyle of Irvine Kinneas, he also has a hangup over a sniper mission during a parade!
  • Memetic Mutation: Canonically, Jin calls Ban "Ban-kun" but tends to trail off on the "-un". In fandom, this gets rendered as "Bank!"
  • Moral Event Horizon: Seredy Kleisler and Ayabe in Wars has crossed it when (non-lethally) gassing students whose LBX were destroyed during War Time.
  • Narm: The anime; granted it's for kids, but there are some points that tend to be pretty funny when they aren't supposed to be.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Danball Senki Wars. Regardless of how the kids feel about fighting on behalf of real world leaders, the fact remains that there are no more casualties of war this way.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: In W, Kirito is the first to discover that the supposed Big Bad, the head of Omega Dyne, has been murdered. No attempt is made by the Man Behind the Man to frame Kirito for it.
    • Hands up everyone who REALLY wanted a "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue for the first two seasons' guys at the end of Wars.
      • An OVA for the end of WARS did alleviate the feeling, but the fact that only Ban's fate is known still brought some ire from those who wanted to know the fate of the other cast.