YMMV: Shinshi Doumei Cross

  • Broken Base: This is either considered one of Tanemura's worst series or one of her best.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Komaki, according to a character popularity poll that ran during the manga's serialisation; Tanemura herself was surprised by that. Maora also deserves mention.
  • 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.
  • One True Threesome: 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 choose 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.
  • Values Dissonance: The downright cringeworthy way Ushio's feelings for Haine are wrapped up, for starters.