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YMMV: Nabari No Ou
  • Awesome Music: "Crawl" and "Aru ga Mama" (the anime's opening and second ending song, respectively). "Yureru Kokoro" from the OST also qualifies; it's simultaneously strong and mournful and enhances the emotional impact of several scenes.
  • Complete Monster: The Mysterious Cloaked Guy (revealed to be Inasa). He kills 4-year-old Miharu - in a pretty gruesome way, no less. Later, he reveals that he's not only another immortal like Aizawa and Shijima, he's also actually Fuuma Kotarou...who's been tricking, playing with and manipulating everyone from the start because he won't let anything stop him from possessing his "lovely Shinra-san", though as he said, and Aizawa admits, he has been telling everyone all along that he wanted the Shinrabanshou...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Judging by YouTube comments, Gau is quite popular in the English-speaking fandom.
  • Fanon: The fans seem to like making Raimei a Yaoi Fangirl, or at least a Shipper on Deck for Miharu and Yoite.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Miharu/Yoite, Raikou/Gau, and Kouichi/Raimei.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Raikou for sure, except for the outright "villain" part. His work clothes include something like a denim vest, a hakama over jeans, and sandals. His casual clothes are canonically recognized as really, really, really terrible. He has seriously considered buying a coat of gold sequins. And one with giant stars across it. And has worn a shirt with huge feathers hanging off the back.
  • Foe Yay: Miharu and Yoite start out like this, but are really, really bad at acting like foes, and it quickly blossoms into full-fledged Ho Yay, especially after Miharu's Hazy Feel Turn. There's some minor Foe Yay between Kumohira and Yukimi too. Not to mention the rather creepy scene where Hattori is practically hitting on Yoite - "You really are diligent and smart... as well as beautiful."
  • Het is Ew: Some fans were freaked at the possibility that Yoite could be a girl. He's actually a hermaphrodite.
    • Subverted with Kouichi/Raimei being one of the general fan preferred pairings.
  • Just Here For The Ho Yay: See LGBT fanbase, below.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Somewhat unsurprisingly, the series has a sizable LGBT fanbase.
  • Memetic Molester: Hattori may have risen to this, thanks to all the neck-touching. And his 'praise' of Yoite.
  • Memetic Mutation: Gay - I mean, Gau!
  • Moral Event Horizon: Fuuma killing four-year-old Miharu.
    • Raikou nearly crosses it when he tries to kill Raimei, only to be stopped by Gau.
  • Narm: In the last episode of the anime, a smiling image of the dead Raikou appears in the sky as Raimei and Gau are talking about him. Given how old and frequently parodied that device is, it's hard to take it seriously.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Among other things, 4-year-old Miharu getting his face blown off and Asahi's body falling to pieces.
  • The Scrappy: Tobari is easily the least popular of the main characters.
  • The Woobie: Oh Yoite.

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