YMMV / Junjou Romantica

  • Angel/Devil Shipping: The Romantica pair, with Usagi being the 'devil' since he is very perverted and possesive towards Misaki, and Misaki being the 'angel'.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Misaki. Some fans wonder if he is truly in love with Akihiko, whether he has been accepting the fact that he's in love with him and the reasons for his denial and oblivious attitude about his feelings.
    • No one really knows what Tsumori wants with either Hiroki and/or Nowaki.
  • Better on DVD: No more shadows!
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Miyagi, straight up until that point, suddenly grabbing a heartbroken Hiroki and trying to kiss him before Nowaki stepped in. Never showed any interest in him before, and it's never mentioned again afterwards.
    • Miyagi is normally pretty grabby and in other ways overly familiar with Hiroki, though. He just likes to tease his kohai.
    • In a bit of Fridge Brilliance, Miyagi's wife left him only a month ago and seeing Hiroki's state, thinking he was just dumped, could be considered him trying to find solace with a fellow broken heart.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Half of the fandom are not fond with Misaki, due to his Tsundere streak to Usagi, his obliviousness when it comes to love and his feelings and he also prone to get into troubles in almost every chapter. While the other half of the fandom loves him due to his kind-hearted and selfless personality.
    • The Terrorist pair also shaping to this, as one of the reason is the huge age gap of Miyagi and Shinobu.
  • Ear Worm: Kimi Hana is very addicting song indeed, with all meaning of to never let go off your hand.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Nowaki, the most innocent, adorkable Seme ever.
    • Shinnosuke Todo. He's likable for his supportive and kind personality, his Adorkable nature, and being one of the very few characters who is not attracted to Misaki in any way.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Isaka. Repeatedly. Especially when it comes to Akihiko, Haruhiko and Misaki, although there's a very good reason he's the director of Marukawa publishing.
  • Memetic Molester:
  • Memetic Mutation: Shinobu and cabbages.
  • Moe: Misaki, Misaki's nephew Mahiro, Nowaki, and Shinobu in certain moments.
  • The Scrappy: Fans are not fond with the existence of Mizuki, even for a second.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The whole series, and Junjou Minimum too.
  • Unfortunate Implications: As shown in this video, Akihiko and Misaki are eerily similar to Christian and Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey, and their relationship can reflect a cult indoctrination more than an actual couple. Here are some good examples as to why:
    • Every time Misaki starts thinking about having a life independent of Akihiko, it's because of guilt due to how often Akihiko says his life revolves around Misaki and can't imagine them being apart or how hurt Akihiko's going to be without him that he stops.
    • Whenever an argument starts between the two, it almost always ends up with them having sex (often with Misaki protesting initially) which seemingly fixes the problem.
    • Let's not even start on Akihiko's constantly trying to interfere with Misaki's social life, controlling his location (whether through the carrides to and from places or random vacations), unwanted gifts, and then all the times he insists Misaki do something the latter wasn't comfortable with until he finally gives in. It's saying something when your relationship is far more problematic than the one with the issue of a seventeen-year age gap, and when the love rivals (who also are quite flawed) are much more well-adjusted, given how they're portrayed as the opposite in most anime.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Misaki. Poor the clueless viewers who thought this series was just an average romance one especially to the homophobics.
  • The Woobie: Misaki. It's hard not to feel bad for him after finding out about his past. He once again become this while dealing with the other members of the Usami family.


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