YMMV / Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
aka: Tasogare Otomex Amnesia

  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • Choir Jail, the anime's opening.
    • And whatever the music is that plays towards the end of episode 8, where Niiya finally gets himself together and heads back to the clubroom and Yuuko.
    • Requiem plays in episode 12 when Yuuko fades away.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: The manga ends with the HEAVY implication that Yuuko dragged Teiichi to the other side. Yay?
    • The epilogue repairs this by showing that Teiichi is still alive and that Yuuko is still around to be with Teiichi. It also ends with heavy implication that they'll spend the rest of their after/lives together without Teiichi dying.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Quite a few times the Paranormal Investigation Team decides to use Yuuko's ghostly presence as an excuse for another characters actions rather than have the character accept what they've done (they usually still learn their lesson, but receive no punishment for dangerous and/or illegal acts). Most of the time their actions end with "Oh look! It really was a ghost and I'm completely innocent!"
  • Les Yay:
    • Momoe and Kirie in chapter 19, and Kirie towards Yuuko in chapter 20.
    • The entire Six Year Sakura story.
  • Memetic Mutation: Yuuko is "the softest".
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Yukariko breaking Yuuko's leg and entrapping her in a basement for her to die.
    • The bullies attempting to sacrifice Yuuko (the living one, not the ghost one).
  • Narm: When Kirishima is about to be sacrificed, her captors choose to tear open her shirt and invoke some Gainaxing rather than actually hurt her.
  • Necessary Fail: In the anime, this happens for Yuuko and in many ways, gave her suffering much more meaning and hope than even in the manga itself. During her flashbacks, it was revealed that Yuuko made friends with a young girl who was suffering from the plague. Later on, the mob kidnaps the girl to be sacrificed and when Yuuko shows up, the girl calls out her name, causing the mob to turn their sights on Yuuko, saving the girl but causing Yuuko to be sacrificed instead. Later on, it was revealed that this girl was actually the grandmother of Teiichi. Once Yuuko found out, she was overcome with both joy and emotions, realizing that through her sacrifice, she both saved a girl very dear to her and also ensured that Teiichi, the one whom she loved, would also come into existence.
  • Squick:
    • The author confesses to not being interested in adult women in the commentary on the swimsuits in the chapter 13 omake.
      • Actually, with the way original Japanese sentence is worded, it could be interpret as "This corner doesn't call for the adult" instead of the Scanlator version of "I have no need for an adult". Which makes more sense since the manga is serializing on a Shounen magazine.
    • The revelation late into the series that Teiichi is only 12 years old.
  • The Woobie: Yuuko

Alternative Title(s): Tasogare Otomex Amnesia