YMMV / Strawberry 100%

  • Arc Fatigue: The second half of the manga suffered from this, specially after the introduction of Kozue, who was nothing but a blatant (if sympathetic) Romantic False Lead, and is often referred as as "filler character".
  • Awesome Art: Manga only. Mizuki Kawashita's art style, which finds a pretty good balance between realism and shonen-like stylization, is one of its main selling points.
  • Broken Base: The ending in general, albeit it depends heavily of which girl you were rooting for. Supporters like it specially because Manaka doesn't choose the girl who seemed, at least at first, the most likely choice, and concede that Tsukasa "earned" to be the one. But other's argue that Aya's personality and life goals aligned with Junpei's much better. Also both Aya and Satsuki stayed single in the ending and Satsuki still has feelings for Junpei, and is implied Aya has too, giving the feeling both are waiting for a chance with Junpei. From all three main girls, Tsukasa is the strongest in terms of relationships and could had been easily forget him (considering she had other boyfriends before) in comparison with the other heroines. In the last moments before the time skip she even said to Junpei she could find a "better" man. In other hand, Aya was completely heartbroken, despite trying to be strong and move on. This is more harsh considering the story heavily implied Aya's feelings for Junpei are the biggest and the strongest. Another issue with ending was Satsuki gettting an short happy non-canon ending in an omake while Aya don't.
  • Ear Worm: Ike Ike! which sounds a bit like Vengaboys' "We Like to Party".
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Many people wish that Junpei picked either Aya or Satsuki over the actual winner, Tsukasa.
  • Hollywood Homely: Aya that, how Junpei discover In-Universe, is very cute also with her nerdy look despite its told that she is not attractive.
  • Internet Backdraft: The anime in general, which many fans like to pretend doesn't exist. Pretty surprising, considering it was made by Madhouse, but you'll be forgiven for not suspecting it, considering how cheap it looks. Also, a lot of people really disliked the fact that the show focused so much more on the humor than on the relationships, which most fans agree was the manga's strongest point.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Pretty much inevitable in a harem series. The main three girls, Aya, Tsukasa and Satsuki, all have their respective share of followers.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Chiname. Mostly for being a manipulative gold digger. Many fans feel she was unnecessary in the story, stealing the spotlight from the heroines.
    • Junpei. Aside from being the loser protagonist, he made Tsukasa, Aya, Satsuki and Kozue to suffer at some point due his indecision. Especially Aya and Satsuki, the former for loving him so much and the latter for being "rejected" multiple times. Also, in the last chapters, he seemed to be more interested in his dreams rather than his girlfriend. He almost dumped her and Aya to walk alone and pursue his dream of being a film director.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Ookusa. He quickly disappeared after the first year, only making small cameos and he was almost absent in the second half of the story. He could had been an interesting Foil to Junpei, plus helping him with his relationships.
    • Kozue. She debuted too late in the story when Junpei was between Aya and Tsukasa only, with Satsuki almost out of the contention. She had some focus in a few chapter before becoming just an extra character. The same could be said about her friends.
  • The Woobie: Satsuki. If any of the girls could be labeled as a tragic figure, it would be her; despite her total devotion and physical advances, Manaka constantly rejects her. In the her last chance she ends in tears. Poor girl.