YMMV: Narutaru

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Norio has gotten a bit of this. Is he actually a gay male, or could he (she?) be a trans girl instead?
    • So has Hiro-chan — on this very wiki, even. Was her attempt to kill Shunji a cruel method of trying to get Shiina to join her cause, or was it simply her way of forcing Shiina to kill her? And when she says "let's be friends" in the same scene, did that mean she never truly thought of Shiina as a friend in the first place, or did she just mean she wanted Shiina to still be her friend even while she's messing up the world to suit herself?
    • What could be the justification for the Sudo gang? Are Bungo and Satomi doing what they believe is right? There are dozens of fan-generated ideals. Sometimes goes into Ron the Death Eater territory.
  • Complete Monster: From Mohiro Kitoh and his utter disbelief in the notion that Children Are Innocent, we have Aki Honda, an elementary school student who, along with her Girl Posse, relentlessly bullies one of the protagonists, Hiro-chan, with daily mockings or beatings. At one point, Aki forces her to eat worms. She later rapes Hiro-chan with a test tube, threatening to kick her in the stomach with the glass tube inside her, causing Hiro-chan to utterly snap. Karma comes back to rip apart Aki as she gets mutilated by a monster herself.
  • Ear Worm: The opening.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Norio gets the most fanart on pixiv by far.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: If fan art is anything to go by, the fanbase seems to prefer Tsurumaru with Norio and Shiina with Akira.
  • Memetic Mutation: The intro to the anime has a lot of parodies.
  • Squick: Akira pressuring her friend Ishida to have sex with her and loudly masturbating after he couldn't do it. That's not the worst of it by far.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: It seems that a few readers have gone through the entire manga without realising that Norio is male.
  • What an Idiot: Hiroko's father. He had went to the school and root out the true cause of his daughter's suffering, he and many others would still be alive.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: The first chapter/episode and opening theme song aside, hoooooh boy!
  • The Woobie: Akira, most prominently. Given all the crap she goes through, it's hard to not feel at least a bit sorry for her. Many other characters could qualify as well, though they tend to be either Jerkass Woobies or Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.