- Awesome Art: Takeda Hiromitsu's character designs and backgrounds are reason enough to pick up the manga. But from chapter 23 onwards, the art improves considerably.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Aki is popular with the fans for TWO reasons.
- Fetish Fuel Station Attendant: Himegami is both a meta and an in-unverse example, due to the sheer number of fanservice tropes that apply to hernote .
- God-Mode Sue: Love Espada is seemingly invincible and has defeated everyone who's tried to face her with minimal effort. Tesshin only lasted seconds, even though he's said to be strong enough to fight S rank Maken users, she shattered Kai's Partition just as easily, casually pwn'd Takeru when he tried to fight her, and was later told by Otohime that even if he used his ability to draw Element, that Espada's power would still be two times greater. The worst of it being, that Takaki admitted even she, Minori, and Haruko, combined hadn't been able to stop her.
- Idiot Plot: The premise for episode 5 (season 2). Instead of saying she was dating one of the other teachers, Aki tells her parents she's dating a student, who's nearly half her age. Her parents simply take her story at face value and kidnaps a minor, then strands him on an island with their daughter in hopes that he'll knock her up. Which ends with him taking a beating for a situation that wasn't his fault, because Aki chose not to say anything.
- Season 2 is full of this.
- Les Yay: There are subtle and not-so-subtle hints that Takaki and Yuuka may be more than friends.
- In the manga, they arrived together for the group's vacation to Okino Island, as if they were a couple, and during the flashback in chapter 48, Yuuka referred to Takaki as "her important person". While the preface page for chapter 45 shows them engaged in foreplay, while spooning together in lingerienote .
- There's also a flashback panel of Yuuka healing Takaki, at the beginning of chapter 57. Her hand is between Takaki's legs, who's seen with her back arched while blushing and biting down on her finger.
- In the anime version, Yuuka is seen groping Takaki during the beach party in the OVA (they were both drunk). And when Usui was temporarily assigned principal and ordered the girls to body paint each other, Yuuka chose Takaki. She paints her midriff, but the overhead camera angle and Takaki's moaning makes it seem that she's going down on her.
- You mean the cute plucky comic relief character, who likes sweets and happens to look like Makoto Nanaya? Yeah, Inaho, all the way.
- Oh, and Celia's sure to draw out reader's big brother instinct, since she hasn't got a chance of hooking up with Takeru, because his heart's set on Haruko. Even less so, now that he knows she's really a guy. Break out the hugs.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The anime's first season only covers chapters 1-10, then skips to chapters 26 and 27, while the OVAs loosely cover chapters 28-30. The rest is filler. Meaning, you'll be missing the majority of the manga's most significant plot details and developments.
- What an Idiot: During the Himekagura Festival, Otohime challenged Maken-ki to a contest for possession of the original 8 Maken. So how did Minori decide which members would participate...? With a game of rock-paper-scissors. Predictably, they lost.
Himegami: (angrily) "Why am I not included in the bunch? How could you even make a decision with 'rock-paper-scissors' for such an important battle?"