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YMMV: Strike The Blood
  • Awesome Music: The opening and ending themes are nothing short of impressive.
  • Base Breaker: The secondary protagonist, Himeragi Yukina. You either find her to be a good counterpart to Kojou, or she's a spotlight-stealing Flat Character amongst much more interesting side-characters.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The Meyer Sisters, Beatrice Basler, Gigliora Ghirardi, Aya Tokoyogi...
  • Genius Bonus: Kojou's familiars are named after stars that are part of the Zodiac signs.
    • Regulus is the brightest star of the Leo constellation, and is Latin for "Little king".
    • Al-Nasl is Arabic for "Arrowhead", fitting for a star that represents the arrowhead of the constellation Sagittarius.
    • Al-Maisan is derived from the Arabic word for "She Who Shines", which may refer to Kanon or La Folia, and fittingly for the constellation Gemini, it is a twin-headed dragon that requires two spirit mediums.
    • Sadalmelik is the name of the fourth brightest star in the Aquarius constellation, and is Arabic for "Luck of the King".
    • Kiffa is derived from an alternate name (Kiffa Australis) for the Alpha Libra star, second brightest of the Libra constellation, who's name in turn comes from the Arabic "al-kiffah al-janūbiyy", meaning "Southern Pan"(of a scale).
  • Growing the Beard: The Labyrinth of the Blue Witch arc, which finally gave us a non-Villain of the Week antagonist in Tokoyogi Aya, who introduces herself by nearly killing Yuuma and Natsuki and starting a process that could potentially drain all magic from the world.
  • Les Yay
    • Kirasaka considers herself Yukina's "friend", but her attitude and way to talk about her sounds more like love, or even lust. Kojou is suitably disturbed.
    • Yukina visibly blushing from seeing a mostly naked La Folia when the latter tries to "heal" Kojou.
    • Kirasaka waking up naked in the same bed as La Folia, which is not helped by the latter's remark:
    La Folia: "Oh, Sayaka, you were wonderful last night."
    • And then there's the punishment game for Yukina and Nagisa, which almost ends up in a kiss after eating the same Pocky, complete with near-orgasming voicing.
    Nagisa: "I almost lost my first kiss to Yukina-chan!"
  • Moral Event Horizon: Tokoyogi Aya when she backstabs and then nearly kills her own daughter, Yuuma.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: With all the women surrounding Kojou, this was a given amongst the fandom.

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