* AdaptationDisplacement: The animated series appears to he more well-known compared to the original book by Amy Tan.
* ContinuityLockout: Somewhat an odd example. As stated in the OutOfOrder section, some episodes are connected before (eg. Sagwa's Lucky Bat takes place before the actual first episode). This also applies to the SequelEpisode, as fans who watch that episode before would get confused about Sagwa's connection with the Rat.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The alley cats, as well as the one shot characters.
* MemeticMutation: Depending on whose WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s you watch, you may have heard Sagwa saying "Don't forget your umbrella!"
* ToyShip: Fans often ship Dongwa and Hun-Hun.
* TheWoobie: Sheegwa is the youngest character in the show. So it won't be a surprise that she will have moments like this. Such the the episode where she became a princess, but later starts disliking being a princess since she can't hang around with her family or have fun at all. Another example would be the episode where she got sick and Dongwa (And later Sagwa) would have to take care of her. One episode had The Alley Cats steal something from her and she would later be heard crying when Dongwa starts looking for her.
** One of Sheegwa's official character pictures had her crying. The same picture is also one if the few printable pictures that you would color with that was on the official PBS Kids's Saga webpage
** Haiyo (the bird that Dongwa befriends in one episode) would end up like this. After Dongwa befriends the bird, he is later seen talking with The Alley and decides to make fun of Haiyo. During the conversation the same bird that made fun of can be seen walking behind him quietly until Dongwa tells the cats about how pathetic he is. Once Haiyo heard what he said about her, she silently walks away from him and Dongwa turns his head and responds by saying he didn't mean about her. Dongwa starts looking for her and asks his sister Sheegwa where she seen the bird. Sheegwa tells his Dongwa that did see the bird. But looked very sad and hurt and didn't want to talk to Dongwa.
** Baba Miao could 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.