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YMMV: Togainu no Chi
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Due to the grim setting and backstory of the game. Is Akira a brooding anti-hero or dark and apathetic due to his upbringing as a child soldier? Is Keisuke a spineless wimp or does he have reason to act like he does? Is Arbirtro simply doing what he can to survive in a Crapsack World?
  • Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Some fans feel this way toward Tn C due to the sheer darkness of the plot, with almost no light-hearted moments to dilute it.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Shiki. He may not be an outright villain, but even in his best paths, he's still a raping murder machine. That doesn't stop the fangirls from creaming over him. He does literally have leather pants, though. With zippers.
    • The anime Shiki however subverts this trope due to too many Kick the Dog moments that go straight into the Moral Event Horizon territory.
    • Both of the Executioners get a fair amount of this, but Gunji in particular is very popular with the fandom.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • In the game, Shiki appears much less often than most of the main cast yet has more fangirls than all the other characters combined.
    • The Executioners-especially Gunji-have also gained a lot of popularity despite only having one (bad) ending each and not much involvement in the storyline besides that.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: The anime, especially the ending, has been officially disowned by a lot of fans of the game.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Shiki x Akira easily beats all other pairings in the English-speaking fandom. Granted, it is not more or less canon than any other pairing in the series.
    • Apparently over in Japan, Keisuke x Akira is very popular among the fans.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Arbitro wears a mask, a red shirt with a bright green tie under a white suit...not to mention a purple feather boa. Several characters comment on this.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Akira. With 100% canon bonus.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Because of his Draco in Leather Pants status, it will probably be ignored, but Shiki crossed it when he killed Keisuke who was trying to protect Akira.
    • He also crosses it in the game when he drinks Nano's blood. Naturally, there is an option to stop him.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Some of the BGM tracks, before one gets used to them.
  • Ron the Death Eater: In the English-speaking fandom, Keisuke is often seen as pathetic and weak compared to other members of the cast.
  • Squick:
    • One of the endings has Keisuke ripping out Akira's guts while proclaiming that he loves Akira. He's also sporting a look that seems similar to an orgasm.
    • And don't forget that one ending with the screwdriver rape!
    • Happens near the beginning as well. Akira comes upon two people having sex. One of them Is. Not. Moving.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Admit it, you thought that when Keisuke accidentally got Akira's blood on him, you thought he died.
    • Keisuke's death. If that wasn't anymore heartbreaking, Akira finally sheds tears for him.
    • In the game, the majority of the routes typically has at least one of Akira's potential love interests die. Keisuke dies in every route but his, Rin and Nano dies in Shiki's route,Shiki dies in Rin's and Nano's route, etc.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The only character who is still explicitly into guys in the anime adaptation is the Depraved Homosexual.
  • The Woobie: Everyone in the cast-with the exceptions of Emma , Gwen, the Vischio, and Shiki-counts somewhat as this.

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