YMMV: Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

  • Anvilicious
  • Cliché Storm: The amount of tropes played straight is a little overbearing at times.
  • Covered Up: The soundtrack features a cover of "Joining A Fan Club", by originally by Puffy songwriter/producer Andy Sturmer's early-1990s band Jellyfish.
  • Ear Worm: The background tunes will stick in your head for days on end.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Julie is very popular for a character who only appeared in one episode.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: An Americanized show about two Japanese Pop Stars has a very popular Hispanic dub. Predictably, the show was more popular in Japan than America.
  • Les Yay: To the point where the real life Ami and Yumi actually thought the show depicted them as a lesbian couple.
  • Moe: Ami and Yumi are this. Atchan and Julie can also count.
  • Nightmare Fuel: A live action segment featuring a flabby man in a loincloth dancing. The cartoon had some cringes too.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The show is mostly infamous because of it's marketing campaign and coming out of a the blue without much warning. On it's own, it's a fairly average cartoon show.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The color scheme and overall "cuteness" of the series is likely to turn away a lot of viewers.
  • Toy Ship: Yumi and Atchan.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: "Treasure Map"/"Artist Ami"
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Does anyone else think Yumi looks like a boy?
  • The Woobie: Both Ami and Yumi can be this at times. Episodes like "In the Cards" and "House Unkeeping" are seen as their most woobie-ish moments.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Kaz is this when he has to put up with Jang Keng and Tekirai (Ami and Yumi's pet kittens).