YMMV: Kotoura-san

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: A Romantic Comedy between a Broken Bird and a pervert hardly sounds like the best premise to put on a yonkoma.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Kumiko Kotoura. A huge Jerkass to her own daughter by disowning her for unknowingly revealing her affair and considered to send her to the mental ward, however she lives in constant regret of the aforementioned disowning and failure to be a proper mother. There's also the fact that her husband refused to help with Haruka, put all the responsibility of 'fixing' her on her, and started not coming home. This combined with the Haruka problem drove Kumiko to drink and have the above mentioned affair. We all know how that turned out...
    • In the first chapter of manga, apparently Manabe sees Haruka as this as well, and he would like to cross the "jerkass" off from this trope.
  • Memetic Badass: Manabe, as of the end of episode 2. A later episode where he beats up four grown men before losing the fight doesn't hurt.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • COMEDY!Explanation 
    • MOTHER OF THE YEARExplanation 
    • The ride never ends!Explanation (Spoilers warning!) 
    • Koshi Koshi Koshi!/ Rub, rub, rub!Explanation 
    • Kotoura-san has 12 seasons.Explanation 
    • MORI!! MORI!!Explanation 
  • Moe: Haruka, for her height and demeanor, falls into this trope.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The manga revealed Haruka's mother planned to send Haruka to the mental ward and got into a fight with Zenzou about it.
  • The Scrappy: Anyone who tormented Haruka The Woobie incarnate would be made into this by viewers.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: After her Heel-Face Turn, Hiyori changes from antagonistic bully to group Butt Monkey. The poster Haruka gets from Manabe in episode 5 says it all.
    • Likewise, Manabe, for a short time at least, treats Hiyori with hilarious contempt once her friendship with Haruka is solidified.
  • They Plotted a Perfectly Good Waste: Moritani begins as an antagonistic Alpha Bitch, but Character Development saves her from being one of the most hated characters in the cast.
  • Values Dissonance: Part of the drama of the series comes with the fact Haruka doesn't (and can't) use Tatemae for keeping her (and others) secrets for herself, due of her Mind-reading powers and being the Tatemae an important part of the Japanese culture, it's no wonder why she's rejected by her peers.
  • The Woobie: It's hard to not see Haruka as one. To quote what a manga-only line when Manabe explains why he found he couldn't ignore her:note 
    Manabe: *But, to me, she is forcing herself to build a wall around herself with that emotionless face...*