These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Ōban Star-Racers
Hilarious in Hindsight: At the beginning, when Satis welcomes the Earth Team, Don Wei says he didn't expect the Avatar. The real Avatar? It's not like it's hard to guess or anything.
Older Than They Think: The show appears to be the concept of "Podracing" spun out into an anime series, right down to the designs of several of the racers. However, Oban's racers were developed in 1997, two years before The Phantom Menace came out.