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YMMV: Tegami Bachi
  • Fridge Logic: If the sun's made of heart, why aren't there Gaichuu circling it all the time? Or trying to just eat it altogether?
  • I Knew It: Vallore appeared in the VERY FIRST CHAPTER doing terrible things.
  • Jerkass Woobie
    • Sara prevents all mail from coming to or leaving Honey Waters under the guise of being a Reverse operation, which results in the death of a man who tries to deliver on his own. But it turns out that she and Hunt had lived in a freak show, and Hunt had a dead creature's arms sewed onto him in a desperate bid to avoid being sold. When the people of Honey Waters happened upon them, Sara made up a story about Hunt being the Man Who Could Not Become Spirit in order to protect him from them, and all the other lies were necessary to maintain the first one. It helps that Sara gets a Heel Realization, leaves the money to the citizens, and leaves town with Hunt to start anew.
    • There's also Emil, a blind girl who was taken in and exploited by the keepers of the Wuthering Heights inn, and also formed a bond with the Gaichuu Laphroiag, using him to devour the hearts of her employers and many other people. As much as Zazie wants to stop her, particularly because Laphroiag ate his parents' hearts, he also sympathizes with her because of their similar circumstances as orphans.
  • Moe: Lag, Lily Confort.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Lawrence, the "Man Unable to Become a Spirit" sends a Gaichuu to the Veritably Abbey to eat the hearts of its residents. WHO ARE ALSO A PART OF REVERSE.
    • Averted for Sunny, who is a victim of the above.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The gaichuu and how they eat hearts.
  • Tear Jerker: Episode 17. It's Jurassic Bark all over again!
    • Zazie's backstory. They haven't woken up yet.
      • It gets worse when it's elaborated on. The last time he saw his parents, he didn't even recognize them as such, as a result of their having abandoned him in order to avoid him being sold to pay their debts. And just when he realizes that they are his parents, they get their hearts eaten.
    • Zeal's backstory has Nightmare Fuel AND Body Horror.
    • Sunny's early life. As an orphan at the abbey she was often bullied and forced to do menial work such a pushing carts uphill. Her greatest sense of joy came from watching people being happy while they ate, which is why she fell in love with Connor in the first place. And then her heart is taken.
    • In the manga, Lily's death.
    • On a marginally lighter note, a scene where Steak just lays down for Niche to eat is far more depressing than funny.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Just what happened in the past that caused the real sun to go out? Where did the gaichuu come from and why do they anachronistically look like robots? Why is there an Eldritch Abomination inside the artificial sun? What’s up with Lag’s mother and why was she taken away from him? If you’re curious about these questions, prepare to be disappointed because rather than answering any of them the production team instead decided to pad out the show with endless, repetitive filler about the “power of heart”. They had 50 episodes (the same as the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime) but somehow ended up with less story development than most twelve-episode series. It somehow manages to rectify this towards the end, but still...
  • Toy Ship: Lag gets a Ship Tease with Sylvette, Niche and Lily.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Is Zaji male or female?
    • In the OVA, this happened to Lag himself at the first part.
    • Chapter 27 seems to imply that Zaji is in fact male. If Zaji was a female then why didn't he infiltrate to the abbey? Or even volunteer? Even the butchest woman can wear a dress sometimes.
    • Word of God says Zazie is a boy.

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