YMMV / Maiden Rose

  • Genius Bonus: The name Otto Carius can be read in the German textbook under Taki's words. He was a German tank commander during World War II who reputedly destroyed more than 150 tanks. It's pretty cool, even if the world of the manga isn't the real world so...
  • Iron Woobie: Taki's situation is gut-wrenching and his devotion to his country and his people is really admirable.
  • Jerk Ass Woobie: Klaus's own situation is NOT easy (deserts from his country for Taki's love, is subjected to racism in Taki's homeland, already had massive troubles before this happened), but it REALLY doesn't justify how he treats Taki. (i.e, In the anime he outright rapes Taki.)
  • Moe: Taki in the omake. Cat ears and tail, huge eyes, a frilly apron, getting molested by tentacles and acting all caring and worried about Klaus and making him food... No wonder Klaus reacted the way he did.

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