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YMMV: Yotsuba&!
  • Angst? What Angst?: Yotsuba was either orphaned or abandoned overseas, then taken in and raised by Dad. At least partly justified, since Yotsuba seems to have been too young to remember her real parents, and anyway, what matters to this story is that she's happy and well-adjusted normal healthy now.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Cardbo, the cardboard robot, who got an action figure despite having (at the time) appeared only once, and has even ascended to the noble position of Official Mascot of Just don't tell Yotsuba it's Miura in a costume made for a school assignment.
    • Now with his own customizable plastic model! BEHOLD!
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: There is little to no romance in the series itself but Koiwa X Fuuka is easily the fan favorite. Rule 34 is generally frowned upon when it comes to this series but they obviously exist, and probably 90% of them are on these two. It helps that most of the ship tease that exists in the manga at all are between them.
  • Fan Nickname: Yotsuba appears on 4chan's 404 Not Found page, and is thus known as "404 Girl". A recurring character that Yotsuba sometimes plays with is called "Dotty" by the fans, after her eyes being always drawn as 2 dots.note 
  • Hollywood Homely: Fuuka is often unfavorably compared to Asagi.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Fuuka is frequently stated to have fat legs, and is even teased about this by Asagi and their mother. Look at a picture of Fuuka alongside any other teen girl character in the series, and see if there's any major difference in their body types.
    • Then again, Asagi and mom are jerkasses at times, so they could just be messing with her.
  • Les Yay: Asagi is never seen socializing with anybody outside of family and her neighbors—except for Torako. Asagi and Torako also love to go on long outings together, and some people feel those show all the telltale signs of actual dates. It helps that the outings we know of, do indeed seem like date spots; an Okinawan beach, a Hot Air Balloon race, and a Firework Display. Its also shown that these outings are always, or at least planned, for just the two of them.
    • When Jumbo demands to know who "Tora" is, after Yotsuba draws a picture of Asagi and her, Yotsuba describes her in a way that sounds like Tora is Asagi's boyfriend, much to Jumbo's dismay. It becomes something of a running gag later on.
  • Memetic Mutation: Yotsuba is used as a mascot by some Image Boards, most prominently 4chan, which uses a clover as its logo and runs on a modification of Futaba called Yotsuba.
    • In addition, Memetic Mutation is exemplified within the series by the teddy bear Duralumin, who shares a name with a metal alloy but is really Yotsuba's mispronunciation of Ena's stuffed bear Giulietta.
  • Periphery Demographic: Yotsuba herself is the loveable mascot of 4Chan, and Anonymous is fiercely protective of her.
  • Sacred Cow: Don't even mention anything that involves Rule 34 images of Yotsuba of any sort to Anonymous.
    • Thankfully made easier by the fact that there isn't all that much to begin with.
  • Shipping: A popular ship is Koiwai x Fuuka, prompted by their multiple interactions (including classmates asking Fuuka if Koiwai is her "husband") and hinted at in Azuma's proto-comic for Yotsuba&!, "Try! Try! Try!". The multiple blush-inducing situations that Fuuka experiences around Koiwai (including the paper-cup telephone conversation and a comment in Chapter 67 about how her eyebrows are cute as they are) do not help this. That Azuma in a side comment was "scared" by Fuuka's classmates finding Koiwai attractive hasn't deterred shippers.
    • In chapter 61, Koiwai gives Yotsuba a "helicopter ride" (swinging her around by the arms so her feet leave the ground). Then Asagi lines up to try it, and seeing them circling each other hand in hand, Torako comments "They seem to get along together really well"... Ooh, Azuma-sensei, you ship-teasing devil you...
      • A few chapters later, Koiwai teases Jumbo with a picture of it.
    • The Asagi x Torako shipping.
    • Koiwai and Jumbo's closeness with each other have garnered a few fans for the ship. Some panels with the two of them with Yotsuba make them look like an actual family.
    • Miura tends to get shipped with Ena or, more frequently and more disturbingly, Jumbo.
    • There has been some Yanda x teenaged Yotsuba, since if she was older their relationship would have all the makings of a Slap-Slap-Kiss romance.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Hardly bloodthirsty but it pops up on occasion.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: No one can resist Yotsuba's cheerful attitude toward her life, NO ONE.
  • Unacceptable Targets: Almost the Trope Namer. Even in the darkest depths of the Internet, Yotsuba Is Off Limits.
  • Watch It for the Meme: Or in this case, Read It For 404 Girl.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Torako and Miura.

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