Shinshi Doumei Cross
- Broken Base: This is either considered one of Tanemura's worst series or one of her best.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Komaki, according to a character popularity poll that ran during the manga's serialisation; even Tanemura herself was surprised by that. Maora also deserves mention here.
- Ho Yay: Maguri's canon (and completely obvious and unabashed) crush on Takanari. If you don't consider Maora transsexual or of two different genders at once, s/he and Maguri are Yaoi Guys.
- Les Yay: Ushio's canon feelings for Haine. Ryokka also admits that she once had a secret crush on another girl as a teenager, though what she doesn't tell Haine is that the girl in question was Maika.
- OT 3: Canonically! Haine initially says she wants to marry both Takanari and Shizumasa, the latter of whom seems perfectly fine with this.
- Of course, she did actually chose Takanari. Then she changed her mind.
- Portmanteau Series Nickname: ShinKuro, as given in the manga's freetalk columns.
- The Scrappy: Fans don't seem to be fond of Senri.
- Unfortunate Implications:
- Quite a few regarding the non-straight characters. The way Ushio's feelings for Haine are handled stands out, though a good part of that could be chalked up to Values Dissonance (i.e. Japan's rather miserable attitude towards lesbianism). On the other hand, Maora and Maguri do end up together, although they largely fall out of focus after they hook up.
- The Ushio/Senri pairing has a lot of these as well, as not only is Senri an ephebophile, but he's attracted to Ushio primarily because she resembles his deceased fiancée — which presents a Double Standard in that while Loving a Shadow was portrayed as wrong and unhealthy when Ushio was pining over Haine, it's apparently perfectly okay (and romantic) here.
- The relationship between Kazuhito and Maika becomes incredibly creepy when it's revealed that he forced her to marry him when she'd been in love with Itsuki at the time, which makes the fact that Maika turns out to have fallen in love with Kazuhito anyway after regaining her memory feel uncomfortably like Stockholm Syndrome.