* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: When the 2006 film ''Yo-Yo Girl Cop'' was announced, few people believed it could be other than the lumbering of a FranchiseZombie, as the lead actress was seen as a bad casting choice, the premise was thought to be outdated, and it was believed that too many years had passed since the last time ''Sukeban Deka'' had hit the big screen. However, the movie broke all expectations in box office and turned out successful enough to get distributed abroad for the first time ever.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** The first movie focused on the fan favourite Yoko Godai, and only included Yui Kazama (the current Saki Asamiya at the time of the movie's release) as a formalism.
** The ''Counter-Attack from the Kazama Sisters'' movie abandoned the supernatural elements of its season and returned to the realistic drama and action of the franchise. It worked, only too late.
* CompleteMonster:
** Manga: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Remi Mizuchi]] and her family orchestrate the deaths of over sixty of the sisters' classmates to make room for the kids of possible financial benefactors for the father, Gozo's, political career. Remi is quite good at putting on the façade of being the WhiteSheep, which she uses this to her advantage when she decides to brainwash her students for her personal army. She then gives Ayumi a rigged shotgun, steals all her money, has one of her brainwashed lackeys kill Emi and Gozo, and then laughs about "her poor sisters." During her rooftop battle with Saki, Remi drops the princess facade and reveals her true AxCrazy tendencies as she savages Saki with a {{whip|It Good}} while screaming at her about her supposedly insane mother.
** 2006 live-action film: [[BigBad Romeo]], real name Jiro Kimura, is the head of the website Enola Gay. Using the website, Jiro reaches out to bullied teenagers to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate them]] into [[SuicideAttack suicide bombing]] while creating collateral damage. Attempting to manipulate a rally of troubled teens gathering together, Jiro intends to bomb the gathering to kill everyone there and create enough chaos to rob a bank while attention is elsewhere. Gleeful about destruction and chaos, Jiro also tries to gain an advantage against the heroine Saki Asamiya by strapping bombs to her friend to [[SadisticChoice force her to decide]] between saving them or defeating Jiro himself.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The first opening of the TV series, ''Shiroi hono'', by Yuki Saito.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Okyo and Yukino from the second TV series. Also Yoko herself, as although she was the main character, she was not the original Saki after all and not many expected her to be so popular.
* EvenBetterSequel: ''Sukeban Deka II'', the sequel to the TV series adaptation. Despite being based on completely original material (due to the manga having got its own closure just like the first series), it not only reached the level of popularity of the previous series, but ''surpassed'' it. The series raised the franchise to an entirely new level of popularity, gained the promise of a third series, and gave birth to eternal discussions about who was the best incarnation of Saki Asamiya. Sadly, ''Sukeban Deka III'' then proceeded to make the franchise plumet down (see Franchise Killer and Sequelitis below).
* FranchiseKiller: ''Sukeban Deka III''. Whether it was because of the fantastical elements, the bizarre and often confusing storyline or the audiences finally getting tired of the series, the series was unceremoniously cancelled and ended the possibility of the world seeing more of Saki Asamiya.
* GatewaySeries: With the animated OVA being mostly a curiosity, ''Yo-Yo Girl Cop'' is the reason why many fans abroad know of this manga series.
* JustHereForGodzilla: ''Sukeban Deka The Movie'', focusing both on Yoko Godai from ''II'' and Yui Kazama from ''III'', was released during the emission of the latter, and was much better received than said season had been up to that point and would be afterwards. Why did it fail at heighten the franchise, then? Because people watched it only wanting to see Yoko and her supporting cast, not Yui, and Yoko's own season had ended long time ago. To be fair, the producers probably knew this and only wanted to grab a quick load with the film, as Yui's role is so reduced that you could write her out of the script and the movie would be the same.
* LesYay:
** Between Saki and Junko. Later, there's FoeYay between [[spoiler: Saki and Remi in the manga, and at some point the two sleep together.]]
** Tae and Kotomi in the 2006 film. It goes to the extent that many reviewers of the movie actually thought they were meant to be a lesbian couple.
* NarmCharm: Everything in the franchise, particularly its essential premise and usual shenanigans, break the counter in the {{Camp}}-meter. Still, that's why it is so awesome.
* TheScrappy: Yui Kazama, the third Saki. Reasons are many: she was the star of a reviled season, her personality was TheDitz instead of a tough girl, and her Saki Asamiya codename was rarely uttered onscreen in favor of her real name.
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Sukeban Deka III'', in no small part because the production team decided to use ''Franchise/StarWars'' and Sho Kosugi's ''Ninja'' films as the making mould of their storylines. The third Saki Asamiya (who, uncharacteristically enough for the franchise, was rarely referred by this name) ended up being involved with ninjutsu, psychic powers and painfully unsubtle references to both film sagas. The series became a FranchiseKiller.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel:
** Only a year after ''III'''s cancellation it was released its feature film, ''Counter-Attack from the Kazama Sisters'', which dropped the supernatural elements and got back to the serious urban crime drama that was the spirit of ''Sukeban Deka''. It was much better received than the season itself, to the point is widely believed the franchise could have been saved had the producers taken this road earlier.
** The 2006 film. Against all odds, it did very well in box office and was critically given the thumbs up. It had the effect of introducing the franchise to a new generation of fans and making it to be exported abroad. Part of the success is attributed to Yuki Saito's cameo as the original Saki Asamiya, who turned out to be alive after the events of the first TV series.
* WinBackTheCrowd: The 2006 film didn't bring the franchise back, but it proved it still had a lot of gas in the tank.
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