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YMMV: Vividred Operation
  • Awesome Music: The main theme, as well as the transformation sequence tracks derived from it.
  • Cliché Storm: As noted on the main page, VO is packed with elements similar to or straight-up lifted from other series. Whether this contributes to or detracts from the show's enjoyability is entirely up to the viewer.
  • Fridge Logic: In the final two episodes, we learn that the crow never intended to give humanity a fair chance and plans to destroy the earth anyway and then betray its masters. To do this, it absorbs Rei's remaining four arrows to gain enormous power. So... if this was its plan all along, why didn't it just eat all of Rei's arrows at the very start of the series? If four arrows made it practically unto a god, ten arrows would have likely made it unstoppable even for a full Vivid team, and at best only VividBlue would have been around to oppose it.
  • Les Yay: Oh boy, here we go. As should be expected from the director of Strike Witches, Vividred Operation bears an enormous amount of lesbian subtext between its two lead females. The hug, they have Intertwined Fingers, and the entire concept of docking is very reminiscent of... something else entirely...
    Grandpa: "Now, young lady! You have to smooch Akane!"
    Aoi: "What?!"
    Akane: "Okay!" *puckers lips*
    • When Wakaba challenges Akane to a kendo duel (long story), her letter of challenge is completely indistinguishable from a love letter in appearance.
    • At the end of episode 3, we have this little scene:
    Momo: "Please take good care of my crazy sister."
    Wakaba: (while looking at Momo) "S-so cute!"
    *Akane, Aoi and Momo look at her in surprise*
    Wakaba: "N-never mind!"
    • And then there's this. They're actually holding hands, but still....
    • Episode 6 has such things as Himawari and Akane touching each other and Wakaba scooping up Himawari in a Bridal Carry.
    • Wakaba and Himawari continue to act like a couple throughout the series, often holding hands and spending a lot of time alone together.
      • Episode 8 gives us little gems like Wakaba hugging Himawari while the girls see Akane before she's rushed to the emergency room, and the two of them wearing matching green and yellow clothes.
    • Episode 9 takes the Himawari x Wakaba ship to a whole new level. It starts off with Wakaba cleaning Himawari's apartment like a housewife. Then she makes her go out with her in a cute dress. The barettes that Wakaba gave to Himawari turn out to be her most treasured possessions. Then the ending tops the entire episode with Himawari setting up every Sunday for the next year to be spent with Wakaba.
    • And then there's Episode 10 for Akane x Rei.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Wakaba x Himawari is GaY — Green and Yellow.
  • Iron Woobie: Rei may qualify as one for you when you find out about her backstory and the reasons she has for doing what she does.
  • Narm Charm: Between the Cliché Storm, gratuitous Ass Shots, and ludicrous application of The Power of Friendship, this series shines as an example of the most enjoyable kind of cheese. (With extra mayonnaise!)
  • Nausea Fuel: All that mayonnaise...Akane slathers it on everything she eats...absolutely everything...and then she makes the other girls try it...and they see no problem with it, and all of them...all of them actually enjoy the stuff...oh God. Akane please stop...Akane NO!
    • And then in episode 10, it exploded and it was absolutely everywhere...all over the room!
  • Nightmare Fuel: The crow SWALLOWING REI WHOLE might count for this, due to how it comes straight out of nowhere.
  • Tear Jerker: Rei talking with Akane about how she wants and needs to be friends with her and the other Vivid girls, while simultaneously thinking about how she wants to kill them, without realizing that they're the same people.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
  • What an Idiot: Kenjiro making the entire docking system dependent on Akane. When Akane is put in the hospital, the other girls have no way of forming any of the Vivid forms, and they nearly lose a battle as a result. It's implied that there's some sort of reason that the system is designed this way, but it's never properly acknowledged or explained.

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