YMMV / Inu Boku SS

  • Awesome Music: The first opening, "Nirvana," by MUCC, if for no other reason than those mind-blowing vocals.
  • Broken Base: Would have the anime adaptation benefited from adapting more chapters of the manga? Or was the anime adaptation able to end on a satisfying note even if it only adapted the early chapters of the manga?
  • Contemptible Cover: The first few manga covers, but especially the first, feature some very ecchi art. It's almost enough to make prospective buyers think it's a raunchy sex comedy instead of a heartwarming, Maison Ikkoku-style drama with supernatural elements. Notable in that the actual story itself is not very heavy on the Fanservice.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Karuta Roromiya is the most popular resident of Ayakashi aside from Ririchiyo and Soushi. Even though she doesn't do much in terms of plot, her undeniable cuteness factor and gluttonous tendencies are very amusing to a lot of fans. Made even more apparent in the anime adaptation where she was voiced by the very popular Kana Hanazawa.
    • Chino Kotomura is the most popular of the Ayakashi maids for similar reasons to Karuta.
  • Ear Worm: Every. Single. Ending.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Outside of the main pairing, a lot of fans took a liking towards Karuta x Banri especially because its acknowledged the two like each other in the canon.
  • Ho Yay: Between Karuta and Ririchiyo such as former trying to feed latter, much to Nobara's delight.
    • Almost entirely one-sided, but also Zange and Soushi, as Zange tends to flirt and fawn over Soushi when they're together. Soushi lets him without protest though.
    • In the reincarnation timeline there seems to be shades of this occurring between Zange and Renshou, with them playing at a "mommy" and "daddy" act.
  • Moe: Ririchiyo, Karuta and Chino.
  • No Yay: Nobara's fascination with Chino has some "uncomfortable" overtones to it. Thankfully this trope is acknowledged by the other characters in-universe.
  • Superlative Dubbing: It is generally agreed among English dub fans that the dub was one of the best put out by Sentai Filmworks. It helps that Sentai mirrored the Japanese version of the series by casting well established actors of their talent pool into the dub. Made even more impressive is that the very controversial Steven Foster was the ADR director and this was before Sentai grew the beard.
  • Uncanny Valley: Maid 3, his eyes look like they were painted on his face.
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