YMMV: Sweet Pool

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The BGM manages to make afterschool clean up sound like a murder scene.
  • Epileptic Trees: One of the fan theories milling around is that Tetsuo is Zenya's illegitimate half-brother. Kunihito is a member of the cult, but not a host to the parasites, and Tetsuo's powerful bearing is similar to how Kunihito is described in his youth; since Zenya wasn't born with parasites, his mother may have left to seek a proper "donor" who would be as much like the man she loved as possible, but died after giving birth in secret. More significantly, Tetsuo and Zenya are the only two blonds in the story's universe.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Pure Breeds. The parasites are the disembodied souls of the damned in physical form, but a mated pair who have a high compatibility with each other may produce a child born in human form. If the entire point of their punishment is that they're no longer allowed to be "made in God's own image" because of the lustful, violent. implied-to-be-nonconsensual homosexuality at Sodom and Gomorrah, it makes sense that only a couple who truly care for each other while accepting (read, forgiving) the parasitic entities for making them what they are can overcome that punishment and produce a humanoid offspring.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Tetsuo ate him bread."
    • Also "soft plop"
  • Narm: This is a game about a high school boy shitting meat monsters. I'm sorry but that's fucking hilarious.
  • Nausea Fuel: Prime example will be Zenya picking up a lump of living slug-sized flesh Youji had just given birth to from the boys' toilet floor and opening his mouth as if to swallow it. Fortunately, he ends up squishing it instead.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Body Horror is probably the biggest contributor to this.
  • Squick: Comes with the territory.
  • Tear Jerker: Where to start? There's Youji's backstory, Zenya's death, Youji and Tetsuo's death in both of their endings and Tetsuo's childhood. Last one is particularly bad since you only get to hear it after Kitani had killed both of them..
  • The Woobie: Practically the entire cast, give or take Kunihito and Kamiya, since they're the only people who both know what's really going on and deliberately engaged in any of the plot, but Makoto probably fits the traditional bill. He's a happy, normal boy who just wants his best friend to open up to him... until Youji's pheromones pickle his brain and turn him into an obsessed, jealous, violent stalker who either kills him, eats him, and mourns him while eating his own flesh, or is driven to suicide out of shame, stuck in recovery in the hospital while Youji dies in circumstances that he'll probably never even hear about, much less ever get the truth.