YMMV / Futatsu no Spica

  • Jerkass Woobie: Marika.
  • Tear Jerker
  • Tropes Are Not Bad: The series leans a lot on the follow-your-dreams cliche, but it's done in such a realistic and earnest way that you don't mind much.
  • What an Idiot!: Pretty much everyone Asumi interacted with in her childhood, kids or adults, think she's some kind of retard or the bringer of destruction and hatred. Examples down below.
  • The Woobie: Asumi Asumi Asumi! My goodness, this girl goes through so much crap in her life it's not even funny, and a lot of it isn't even her fault! What do I mean? Let me put it this way: everyone hates her. No, that's not even a little bit of an exaggeration. I'm not talking about a few bullies in school, I'm talking about both kids, teenagers, and even adults. Sure her dad, Lion-san, and Kei love her, but that's it. That one teacher at the space school blamed Asumi's dad for the Lion crash and chose to take his anger out on Asumi and tried to make her quit the school so he can satisfy his childish grudge. Asumi didn't have any real friends all her life, not one single friend. She made one friend in middle school, but everyone treated it like it was a nuclear war, and then the friend freakin' died. Not only that, in one part of the anime/manga, Asumi's dad tries to pay compensation to the Shibata family who lost a husband and father, but the mother hates him and shows him her daughter's burnt arm so he can see the damage he supposedly did. Not only that, Kasane is hated by kids because of her arm, but even though Asumi is kind to her, she still hates her! She doesn't even thank her when she finds her cat, and she even blames her for what happened to her dad after she gets bullied. It's like people think Asumi's mentally retarded or has some kind of contagious disease or something. They don't seem to realize (or care) that Asumi has also suffered. Her mom died because of it! That's when it started. Even adults at the funeral think she's retarded and her dad shoos her out when she sees her mother's corpse in a coffin. A more understandable example is when she's little and tells everyone she sees Mr. Lion, but since nobody told her others can't see him like she can and that she's supposed to differentiate between real and make believe at that age, kids accuse her of lying. But one kid goes too far by accusing her of lying in order to make people feel sorry for her! What?! Six year old kids can't understand that kind of concept! Someone hug this girl already!