YMMV / Nintama Rantarou

  • Angst? What Angst?: Kirimaru's parents were killed in a war, but except for one occasion, he was never shown to be grieving about it
    • The series in general is set in Japan during the time when there were wars between castles and villages. Despite this, the tone of the series is cheerful, and none of the characters are taking the wars (too) seriously.
  • Archive Panic: It surpassed the episode count of Doraemon 1979. Seriously, this is the only show that rivals Doraemon in terms of being a Long Runner.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Yuuki 100% (勇気100%, lit. 100% Courage)- the opening theme: a very inspirational, and very earworm-y, song.
    • Probably this is the reason why the series hasn't changed it since 1993, as only has been covered by various Idol Groups (Hikaru Genji, Hikaru Genji Super 5, Ya-Ya-yah, Hey! Say! JUMP, NYC, Sexy Zone, and Junior Boys)
    • Another contender would be 'Sekai ga Hitotsu ni Naru Made' (Lit. Until the World Becomes One) which deep and heartwarming lyrics are among the most beautiful of all the series' songs.
    • Don't forget the first ending too: 'Dancing Junk', which launched the career of Namie Amuro of all people. Also helped by its catchy tune and earworm-y lyrics.
    • The recent ending theme, 3 Byou Waratte (Smile for 3 Seconds).
    • Most of the background music in the series is actually pretty catchy.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: outside of Japan, itís quite popular in South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia as well.
  • Ho Yay: based on the surprisingly large Japanese fandom, the 5th grade nins Fuwa Raizou and Hachiya Saburou seem to be closer than friends...
    • Among the main characters, the fandom seems to prefer pairing Kirimaru and Rantarou together. It's not helped by the fact that they are pretty touchy or cuddly sometimes. Not counting how many times Kirimaru has carried or held Rantarou, particularly in this one or this other