YMMV: Sakura Trick


  • Awesome Moments: In chapter 2, Yuu catches Haruka as she's falling in midair and throws her onto the next balcony over.
  • Awesome Music/Ear Worm: The opening, "Won(*3*)Chu KissMe!", is extremely energetic and catchy.
  • Base Breaker:
    • Mitsuki. Some fans see her as The Scrappy for adding love triangle angst and trying to break up Yuu and Haruka, while others don't mind her cause it's highly doubtful she is any threat to the Official Couple of Yuu/Haruka and just see her as a poor woobie. Mitsuki does eventually confess in the last episode but is "indirectly" rejected, later consoled by Rina.
    • Haruka herself has started to become this after the ending of the anime revealed she didn't know, or even consider, she was a couple with Yuu, despite the fact that she is the one who started their Relationship Upgrade. Her lack of intelligence in love has earned her the Fan Nickname, Harutardnote .
  • Die for Our Ship: Kotone's FiancÚ is pretty hated by the fandom. Though it should be noted he has not appeared in the Anime or the Manga and other than giving angst to Kotone and Shizuku's relationship, his role and impact is non-existent.
  • Dueling Shows: Certainly not intended to be, but Sakura Trick was this to Kill la Kill, of all the shows. Both shows had almost the same airtime, with the former airing a few minutes before the latter. It should be noted that Kill la Kill began airing on Fall 2013, one season before Sakura Trick did (Winter 2014).
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Yuzu and Kaede, probably because they are the only pairing that aren't already a couple.
  • Fanon: Fan theory has it that Kaede is in love with Yuzu, but because Yuzu is Oblivious to Love and becomes super embarrassed when anything about relationships is brought up, Kaede suffers in silence.
  • Les Yay: Mostly unnecessary, since most of the girls in the cast are paired off early on.note  Still exists for Yuzu and Kaede, who while very close, are never shown to be anything but friends.
    • Haruka thinks Kaede's reason for being Class Rep is very shippy.
    • Kaede gropes Mitsuki's breast in episode 7.
    • Kaede clings tightly to Yuzu, hiding her face in her back, when she becomes upset during Rina and Mitsuki's graduation party. Yuzu then takes Kaede out of the room for a bit and when they come back Kaede is in a better mood.
    • Volume three has a special in the beginning where Kaede and Yuzu are trying to hypnotize each other, on Kaede's turn she "hears" a voice saying "Kiss Her" and assumes this to be Yuzu's inner voicenote  and moves in to kiss, though the special ends before anything happens.
    • Yuzu is able to easily tell Kaede is upset over the loss of her umbrella in chapter 34, despite the fact that Kaede didn't look or act any different then she usually does. Haruka is of course astatic that the two know each other that well.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Sakura Trick Syndrome."Explanation 
  • Moe: The entire cast. Whether they are kissing or just going by the day as normal, they are insanely cute. Enforced by being on Manga Time Kirara.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Haruka/Yuu vs Haruka/Mitsuki.
  • Ship Sinking Haruka/Mitsuki, because after Mitsuki confesses to her, Haruka is both confused about Mitsuki's intent and is only thinking about Yuu, Mitsuki realizing this decides to give up on Haruka.