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YMMV: Tokyo Babylon
  • Growing the Beard: The first chapter barely touches social themes and comes across as a comedy. However, the beard appears next chapter.
  • Ho Yay: See CLAMP for details.
  • It Was His Sled: Seishirou is: the Sakurazukamori, the man Subaru met nine years ago, a murderous sociopath, and Hokuto's killer. The first two aren't much of a twist, but the last two make for one hell of a Wham Episode.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Seishirou turns out to be a massive asshole. But he's one very, very stylish and efficient SOB. And if anything, he becomes even more of a Magnificent Bastard in X/1999.
  • Memetic Molester: Seishirou, thanks to a certain annex and his tendency to be... well, Seishirou.
  • Narm: You either laugh or facepalm with the OVA theme song "Kiss Kiss." It repeats the same Engrish words over and over.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The manga was aimed at teenagers in Japan but its themes are surprisingly dark. Before the end, the authors received lots of letters asking for a happy ending but this did not change the writers' plan.

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