• Fetish Retardant: If a female is in a fanservice-y pose (in the splash pages or otherwise), expect her pose to require a rubber spine or her body to have misshapen parts.
  • Hype Backlash: It was hyped as a Darker and Edgier Pokemon manga in comparisons to the others but when it came out a lot of people were turned off by the Fetish Retardant, Hot-Blooded protagonist, and especially the lack of actual Pokemon. Even the people who stayed usually see it as So Okay, It's Average.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Ryouga taking the Akebo head on like a man, followed by the akebo shattering on impact with ryoga's body.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Putting aside the knee-jerk reaction to the premise, people faithfully read on...and generally found it to be underwhelming, but not horrible.
  • Tear Jerker: The "Mother" chapter. Karuta finds out that his mother had died after he brought the medicine for his village.