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YMMV: Kimi ni Todoke
  • Base Breaker: Kurumi is either an irredeemably manipulative and nasty human being who doesn't deserve to breathe the same air as the rest of the cast, or a poor, heartbroken soul who, despite her ways early in the series, really needs a hug.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome - Now has its own page, along with heartwarming, funny, tearjerker and even nightmare fuel. Yes, that last one, too. Really. Even in this series.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome
    • Three songs which share the same title with the series.
    • The theme song itself is pretty sweet and very catchy, but the full music video is what tops it.
      • The Seiyuu of the main cast did a cover of said theme. Something about hearing Sawako, Kazehaya and the others singing together just feels right.
    • The live action movie's theme song is pretty awesome as well.
    • The second season's ending theme is a very touching song to listen to
  • Ensemble Darkhorse - Try and find one fan who doesn't love Ryuu. Go on. Just try. It's probably going to take you a while.
    • A huge, huge amount of fans still reading the manga are only keeping up with it for the supporting couples (namely Ryu/Chizu and Ayane/Pin, although there are a few rooting for other pairings as well).
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: A lot of fans still ship Ayane/Pin over Ayane/ Kent, even though the latter ship is the one currently sailing. Ayane/ Kent still has a decent support base, though, and there's been a surprisingly small amount of Ship-to-Ship Combat or Die for Our Ship going on (for now, anyway).
  • Heartwarming Moment - The Series might be an appropriate nickname for this.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In chapter 32, Chizu and Kazehaya have a conversation in which she casually says this line:
    Chizu: Yano-chin's been doing a lot of complaining about Kent lately. What do you think that's about? Love? Bwahaha!
    • Skip ahead about forty chapters, and Kent and Ayane really are dating. That's right, the majority of the fandom didn't see it coming, but Chizu did.
  • Les Yay
    • The fact that Sawako used to see Kurumi as a female version of Kazehaya, says much.
    • In fact, most of what goes on between Sawako and Kurumi in the early chapters comes off pretty yuri-esque, especially when taken out of context.
    • In the manga, Ayane also gives off this vibe when sympathizing with Kurumi in Chapter 43.
    "It would've been great if I were a guy, because I would understand even your worst faults."
    • She repeats it in a later chapter, mentioning Kurumi among "her types of girls" and that she'd "be better for her" than Kazehaya.
    Ayane: If I were a guy, I'd choose Chizu or Sawako. Or Kurumi. I could do better than Kazehaya.
    • A bit of Romantic Three Girl Friendship is going between Ayane, Chizuru and Sawako. And it even occurs between Ayane and Chizuru in their backstory, which they even lampshaded.
    • Six words: The cover of the second volume.
    • And then, of course, we have the credits of the live action adaptation. Sawako and Kazehaya share a moment, Sawako's parents share a moment, Chizu and Ryu share a moment, and who does Ayane share a moment with? Kurumi.
  • Memetic Mutation - This is the series that added "SPARKLES AND BUBBLES" to /a/'s lexicon.
  • Narm Charm: The live action movie at points.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name - "Sawakaze", which is also the title of the second opening theme.
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses
    • Completely averted. Sawako is shown cooking and knitting presents for Christmas, is gentle and extremely, and we mean ''extremely'', shy, passive, and willing to be ordered around. And she never, except for her PE outfit, wears pants. Yet no Fan Dumb screaming that girlishness = lack of personality has shown itself, and the fandom proves that it can love a heroine as a "real woman", when the character is well-written.
    • Kazehaya even points out that it's somewhat unusual for Sawako to wear pants in Chapter 55.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel
  • Tastes Like Diabetes
    • Bring insulin. Lots of it.
    • Warning: Will induce sugar highs even in people who don't get sugar highs from ingesting actual sugar.
    • Pin's reaction to Kurumi.
    • Maru-chan
  • Values Dissonance: When Ayane lets her older boyfriend know that she wants to break up with him he hits her. He does this hard enough to leave a mark, and she's seen wearing a bandage for a couple episodes too. After she explains how she got the bruise to her friends, the issue is never really talked about again, and more or less shrugged off.
  • The Woobie: Poor, poor, Sawako. She suffers from crippling shyness, low self esteem issues, grew up with next to no friends, and frequently blames herself for everything that goes wrong, even things that hardly involve her. Even when some of these traits lessen, you can't help but want to hug her when she cries.

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