YMMV / Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

  • Adaptation Displacement: The animated series appears to he more well-known compared to the original book by Amy Tan.
  • Anvilicious: Aside from a few episodes like "The Birds, The Bees, and The Silkworms" and "Sagwa Rules", the show pleasantly averted this, teaching strong lessons but rarely ever shoving them in the viewers' faces.
  • Continuity Lockout: This applies to the Sequel Episode, as fans who watch that episode before would get confused about Sagwa's connection with the Rat.
  • Dork Age: The final quarter is considered to lack the brilliance that the majority of the first 30 episodes had. Justified, however, as the writers likely hadn't had a break to refresh and come up with better ideas.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Jet-Jet (and possibly the other alley cats besides Hun-Hun) gets this a lot.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The alley cats, as well as the one shot characters. Ping Wing the pigeon and Feng the cat are pretty good examples.
  • Fan Disservice: Any time the Foolish Magistrate appears in his underwear. As it is an undergown, it's a downplayed example, however.
  • Love to Hate: Tai-Tai's character ,is built upon this.
  • Memetic Mutation: Depending on whose YouTube Poops you watch, you may have heard Sagwa saying "Don't forget your umbrella!",,multiple times before...
  • Moral Event Horizon: Tai-Tai crossed this when she kidnapped Tung, the Magistrate's cricket, and convinced the magistrate that Tung had died. And while by the end of the episode, the magistrate is still convinced that his cricket is dead, unaware that the new replacement cricket Tai-Tai supposedly found is actually Tung. And Tai-Tai gets away with it completely!
  • Most Annoying Sound: Dongwa yelling "Oww!" while pretending to be injured.
  • Never Say "Die": In one episode, Tai-Tai talks about her father, and while not directly stated, it's pretty heavily implied that he passed away at some point. An online summary for the episode ever referred to him as her "dear, departed father".
    • the episode ,”Tung The Singing Cricket", does say that Tai-Tai found a dead cricket in the garden, however.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In "Sick Day", the story scene where Sagwa gets captured and has a scared reaction because of Sheegwa telling her that she didn't play with her. Throughout the episode, Sagwa is heard screaming in fear.
  • Periphery Demographic: While Nostalgia Filter has given it older audiences, it's also a show with a unique setting, good animation, score and writing, and well-written characters with good choices of voice actors.
  • Sympathy Sue: Arguably Tai-Tai in "Precious Gift".
  • Toy Ship: Fans often ship Sagwa with Fu-fu and Dongwa with Hun-Hun.
  • Uncanny Valley: Sagwa without her collar in "Sagwa The Stray"
  • The Woobie
    • Since Sheegwa is the youngest character in the show note , it's logical that she is this the most. The most notable examples are in "Princess Sheegwa", "Precious Gift", and "Sick Day".
    • Haiyo (the bird that Dongwa befriends in one episode) would end up like this when Dongwa makes fun of him.
    • Baba Miao can be viewed as this. In one episode, he punishes Dongwa by writing tons and tons of scrolls. Dongwa decides to ask Saga for help, which she accepts by tells him that she will not be doing that again only for the two to get scolded by their father. Later in the episode, he starts having a nightmare/flashback showing a young Baba Miao with his grandfather scolding him about the same mistake that his son would later do. After the dream ends, he apologizes to Dongwa and tells him that he was a little too hard on him.
    • Ba-do after getting stung in episode 20.
    • Fam, as well. You definitely want to give him a hug when he tells Sagwa about how he and his family sometimes go hungry.
    • Sagwa herself in the first episode. She accidentally changes the Magistrate's rules and spends the entire day scared that he'll find out she did it and throw her family out on the street. And even though everything works out well, Mama Miao later says after telling the story how Sagwa "did something she shouldn't have." She is also this for similar reasons in "Sagwa's Good Deed".
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