YMMV / Kappa Mikey

  • Broken Base: Some think it's a funny parody of anime. Others think think it has too many fart jokes and poorly executed use of Flash animation.
  • Crazy Awesome: Gonard.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme song rocks. It blows the rest of the show completely out of the water! 10 points if this was sung by Beat Crusaders, a Japanese rock band!
  • Ear Worm: "Hey, hey! You, you! Out in the street! Don't you see the man is Kappa Mikey?"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Yes Man.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Being a show within a show, the crew of Lily Mu frequently lampshades the bad points of the television and animation industry. Looking back, it's amazing how close Ozu's tendency to fire his employees and close the studio reflect what happened to Animation Collective in 2008!
  • Ho Yay: Yes Man is just a bit too willing to obey Ozu's every whim, even if it's purely because he was practically bred to be his personal assistant by occupation. He also sleeps literally underneath him! Ozu seems to also return his affections at times. The subplot of "Mitsuki Vanishes" is essentially about a couple breaking up and making up again.
  • Idiot Plot: The episode where the filming conflict is that there's not enough room for everyone in the team car. Rather than try to write in a transportation upgrade, they completely ignore the problem until Mikey ruins the shot by trying to get into the car with everyone else. This is the sort of thing a show introducing a new character to the core cast would have thought of before they even knew who the character was.
  • Shallow Parody: Characters resemble famous anime stars, but the parody pretty much stops at appearances. They don't really do anything with them.
  • So Bad, It's Good: If you ignore the "purists". It's actually pretty funny. Plus, the voice acting is actually really good.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Likewise some viewers found the show a good comedy outside the parody aspect. It helped that the writers remembered that they were telling stories and focused on the comedy than just throwing references for the sake of doing do it with no context (aka the Seltzer and Friedberg approach).
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The theme tune possibly parallels to The Rolling Stones' "Get Off Of My Cloud".
    • In "The Good, The Bad, and the Mikey", a song plays that is almost exactly the same as Michael Jackson's "Beat It".
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Kappa Mikey had the brilliant idea of mixing a Western Animation American in a Anime and Animesque Japanese setting to create a unique Fish out of Water story. The only problem? The show barely, if at all, utilized any real Japanese Media Tropes or Western Animation Tropes that would've made it a unique blending of the two mediums. Any Anime related things were restricted to the premise, certainly not the Genre-Busting concept it could've become. Though, most of that could be chalked up to the decision to use Flash which limited much of the potential.
  • The Scrappy: Lily, Mainly for her irrational temper and self-absorbed behavior. Her treatment towards other characters (Mikey especially) didn't help either.
  • The Woobie: Mitsuki is the straight woman in a cast of idiots in a wacky world. Sometimes she needs a day-long pat on the head.