YMMV: Shitsurakuen

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: A girl is sent to a school where every single boy is a sexist bastard. That's half the audience lost right there.
  • Bellisario's Maxim: How else are we expected to believe that parents are not getting their kids out of this school ASAP?
    • For that matter, why doesn't anyone call the police?
    • The owner of the Mega Corp. financing the school is said to be perfectly willing and able to destroy the lives of anyone who won't go along with his plans.
  • Foe Yay: Reiko is (or claims to be, at first) quite happy to be attached to the males of the academy, and hates everything Sora stands for...and Sora can only think of what beautiful, strong eyes she has.
  • Genius Bonus: The code that accompanies the "symbol" on the special weapons is valid Java.
  • Les Yay
  • Moral Event Horizon: Shinji crosses it by trying to rape Koharu. Luckily Sora stopped it.
  • Narm: Tougyu's and Shoujou's various deranged facial expressions.
  • Shocking Swerve: Chapter 22. Tsuki is the Big Bad. What? It doesn't help that the whole thing is presented as a dream of Sora's. Because she fainted from learning that.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Badass?: Tomoko is a fourteen year old girl in a nightmarish situation... A number of forum goers have decided that she is a useless coward who shouldn't have the privilege of being Sora's slave and deserves whatever happens to her next. Some of those same forum goers have complained about the male characters all being utter bastards. And then there are the really scary internet dwellers (thankfully not many) who actually think a school like this is a good idea.
  • The Woobie: Reversed. Yuki starts in a state of utter misery where her only comfort is a picture of Sora and Koharu. She becomes one of Sora's most confident allies and goes on to take a beating to protect another student.
    • All the girls, really.
    • Special mention goes to Tsuki. Orphaned as a child, taken care of by an abusive relative who is essentially the founder of the oppressive Iwahijiri system. She goes insane when she sees Sora "betraying" her, out of fear of being left alone again. Then, she's left with the choice of perfecting the Game, or allowing Sora's life to be ruined from the stigma of the incident. She chooses the former, but tries to tilt things in Sora's favor as much as possible (by appearing as X, and by bugging the system so she has the glove).
    • Most of the boys, aswell. Imagine having no choice but to treat half the people you know like shit, knowing they hate it, and not having any way to change that. Hell is being forced to be someone else.