YMMV / Pucca

  • Base-Breaking Character: Pucca is generally seen as a cute and funny character, but many hate her for being a Stalker With a Crush.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Garu has been compared to Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto. Both are ninjas with a Dark and Troubled Past trying to redeem their clans' honor and are the Only Sane Man amongst their friends while dealing with the overly affectionate girl they aren't interested in. The only difference is that Naruto is a more serious-minded, serialized series and the one-sided love Sakura has for Sasuke is Played for Drama, while Pucca is a light-hearted, continuity-free series and Pucca's one-sided love for Garu is Played for Laughs.
  • Designated Heroine: Pucca is the main character, but she is a Stalker With a Crush to Garu, who most of the time doesn't want to be anywhere near her. She covers her room in photos of him and is always following him, yet this is supposed to be "funny love". She also assaults anyone who gets in her way of being with Garu no matter the reason, such as when she attacked Cupid because he didn't have an arrow to use on Garu.
  • Foe Yay/Ho Yay: In the episode "Stuck on Goo" Garu and his enemy Tobe end up stuck together via a mishap with melted candy canes. They end up having to share a bed in one scene, in which Tobe accidentally touches Garu's hand, he then jerks away, embarrassed, and says they "will never speak of this again." Later as the two learn to get along, Tobe suggests they return to "Our home" (Garu's house) in a loving manner as they look at each other warmly.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The series is huge in South America.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Ring-Ring.
    • Tobe. It's hinted that he just wants to fight for fun with Garu (even Garu himself wants to), but Pucca always has to interrupt their game by kicking him away.
  • Moral Dissonance: "Feud Fight". Apparently Pucca crying over never getting her favorite meal is what makes the chefs get over their feud and make noodles again and not the fact that the everyone in the village had become depressed and zombie-like without their cooking.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Garu is suggested to have a Dark and Troubled Past and is in a constant struggle to avenge his family, and it's implied Tobe was the cause of it, explaining why they're constantly fighting each other. Of course, being a comedy series, this is only referenced in passing.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: "He Loves Me Not", when it looks like Garu has fallen in love with Ring-Ring, Pucca enters a spiraling depression that, due to her unique abilities, causes the weather to grow more violent. While it turned out to be a ploy by Ring-Ring to mess with her, Pucca isn't exactly innocent. She stalks Garu and harasses him with unwanted kisses and affection so often that he's developed a crippling fear of her.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: There was a pretty popular myth that an unreleased episode featured Garu's younger brother Gura coming to Sooga. The potential Fanfic Fuel made many latch onto the idea to the point where Gura, who doesn't actually exist, has plenty of fan art.
  • The Woobie:
    • Garu, Oh, Garu. He never gets sympathy from anyone when it comes to being chased and mentally harassed by Pucca. In fact, no one even seems to be aware of how ridiculous Pucca can be besides him.
    • Dada trumps Garu in this. He's mocked by the village for suggesting a fork when all of the chopsticks are gone. He's constantly ridiculed and disrespected by the chefs. His crush on Ring Ring is clearly unreciprocated. And every time something good happens for him (Janitaurus not withstanding), he goes back to being the butt of the joke.