* AudienceAlienatingPremise: ''[=RéBURST=]'' is basically the Pokémon version of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''. Given ''Frontier'' is generally considered the low point of the ''Digimon'' anime, it's easy to see why this manga ultimately [[OrphanedSeries tanked]].
* ClicheStorm: ''[=RéBURST=]'' doesn't break any new ground or play around with the conventions of the ShonenDemographic. The tropes used in the manga are ones you've seen many times before, played straight without any creativity.
* FetishRetardant:
** If a female is in a fanservice-y pose (in the splash pages, color or otherwise), expect her pose to require a rubber spine or her body to have misshapen parts.
** The BURST forms themselves look too human for Pokémorphs while simultaneously looking too ''in''human for gijinkas, [[UncannyValley hitting just the right measure of "human"]] to turn off fans of both.
* HilariousInHindsight: When images of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon's'' Z Crystal were revealed alongside its Japanese logo in early 2016, it was pointed out how it suspiciously resembled a Burst Heart from ''Manga/PokemonReburst'', right down to the shape. Given that this coincided with fan speculation about the (rather divisive) theory of Ash-Greninja being not just a simple SuperMode, but potentially a FusionDance, following its reveal to be usable in-game - [[https://twitter.com/RogersBase/status/703698814796824576 the similarity between Z-Crystals and Burst Hearts]] set the EpilepticTrees over what exactly this could mean, on fire. [[ColbertBump Consequently, many well-known Pokémon bloggers started referencing]] the ''Manga/PokemonReburst'' manga, to support their theories that it was going to be the next major game mechanic. While any presumed connection was eventually debunked with the explanation of the Z-Crystals and their Z-Moves... during ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'''s climax, the BigBad does actually end up [[FusionDance fusing]] [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Sun_Moon_Lusamine_Nihilego_fused.png with the Ultra Beast]] - (later revealed to be extradimensional Pokémon) Nihilego - right before your final battle against them.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Ryouga taking the Akebo head on like a man, followed by the Akebo shattering on impact with Ryouga's body.
* {{Narm}}: The one genuinely emotional moment in the Manga, the "Mother" chapter, is almost immediately undermined by [[MoodWhiplash Karuta's cartoonishly exaggerated growth-spurt soon after]].
* NightmareFuel: How does a Pokémon get turned into a Burst Heart? One later chapter reveals that the Great Gavel have laboratories doing this. And no, it's not kid-friendly either, with Pokémon more likely suffering FateWorseThanDeath than in other works.
** This also crosses into MoralEventHorizon where ''you are really abusing [[PhysicalGod Legendary Pokémon]] by compressing them into {{Transformation Trinket}}s against their will'', as opposed to disable them. Imagine how this can become one of the most thought-provoking acts in ''the entire franchise ever''. It's impossible to abuse such God-leveled Pokémon in such way in other media, even games themselves.
* SnarkBait: With all its cliches, stereotypical protagonists, gratuitous FanService, the OutOfFocus treatment of the Pokémon that pushes it into borderline InNameOnly, and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids trying too hard to be serious in a franchise mostly aimed at kids]], ''Manga/PokemonReburst'' is widely mocked as a "Bad fanfiction made official".
* SoOkayItsAverage: Putting aside [[TaintedByThePreview skepticism of the premise]], people faithfully read on... and generally found it to be underwhelming, but not terrible.
* TearJerker: The "Mother" chapter. [[spoiler:Karuta finds out that his mother has died, just after he brought the medicine needed for his village]].
* UncannyValley: Gijinkas are humans in Pokémon-themed clothes and accessories. Pokémorphs are anthropomorphic Pokémon. The BURST forms are a middle ground between the two, and lack the appeal of either; looking less like they fused with the Pokémon, and more like they ''skinned'' them.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Unlike most ''Pokémon'' manga, this one is geared towards older teen readers and isn't kid-appealing to begin with.
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