YMMV: Kare Kano

  • Better on DVD: See Shout-Out and Freeze-Frame Bonus on the main page.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Whoever screwed up my beautiful (high school) entrance must be an ugly and depressing geek." Yukino got one part of that unflattering description right.
    • Yukino and Arima's relationship for most of the manga after a flashback during the worst of Arima' angst and anger period.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Arima and Asaba have their moments...
    • Arima and Kazuma too. To the extent that sometimes they blush at each other.
  • Squick: In-universe: Asaba's childhood photo of him being surrounded by older girls provokes this (silent) reaction from Miyazawa and Arima.
  • The Woobie: Souichirou would be one of the best candidates for the Anime & Manga entry. See the Nightmare Fuel page for an insight into just how severe a case he is.
    • Tsubasa's backstory and the reason/s she was a Clingy Jealous Girl also make her this, at least until halfway through the manga (in a heartwarming way).