YMMV / Vandread

  • Awesome Music:
    • Trust, sung by Salia, is very catchy and wonderfully fits the themes of the show.
    • Himegoto, sung by SiLC, is very sultry and memorable.
  • Badass Decay: Averted with the second Harvester mothership, which learned from earlier battles. It takes a Heroic Sacrifice by Gascogne to stop it. Played straight with the three motherships in the Grand Finale, where they are destroyed rather easily.
  • Game-Breaker: Super Vandread, so much so that it wasn't used outside of the finale after its first appearance because it would win all the fights in five minutes. And even then, the only thing that can prove a challenge to it is the single most powerful ship in the Harvest Fleet.
  • HSQ: Bart unlocking the Nirvana's Beam Spam and later, Super Vandread's debut.
  • Idiot Plot: Seriously, at the beginning. If you were gonna go up against space pirates in a massive experimental battleship, you should at least let it be run by an experienced crew or give the assigned one some combat training. There should've been no excuse to cancel the exhibition either, even if it was interrupted by someone trying to steal the mecha used, if that was gonna give them a possible chance against the upcoming space pirate force that is Magno's. Not to mention that Tarak is all about efficiency and sending an inexperienced crew to deal with a threat that has more combat experience is already a contradiction to that belief.
  • Les Yay: It's mainly between Barnette and Jura, though its justified in that they were both from a lesbian-based world setting. In Second Stage, it happens briefly between Misty and Meia.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The humans still on Earth cross it by creating the aliens that the Nirvana's crew regularly fight against in order to harvest the organs of their spacefaring brothers and sisters for the sake of self preservation.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Bart, after he Took a Level in Badass, complete with the Nirvana gaining a Beam Spam.
  • The Scrappy: Pyoro and Bart.
    • An interesting note about Pyoro. Before he became a scrappy, he was an emotionless automaton with hardly any emotion whatsoever. He became a candidate for scrappydom by being an intensely irritating Plucky Comic Relief character.