These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Zetsuai 1989
Faux Symbolism: Angel wings! Feathers! Crosses! Sunflowers! Zetsuai itself has very little of this, but the later volumes of Bronze go crazy with the random symbolism — Kouji's new band is even called "Kreuz", German for "cross".
Fetish Retardant: The OAV have an... odd art style, especially for the supposed bishonen Yaoi Guys who end up having spider-leg fingers and chins so pointy they could be used as weapons. Just take a look at the picture shown in this review and decide if you'd find that sexy. ("When you're screaming at the screen for the bishounen to put his shirt back ON, you know there's something wrong.")
Wangst: Zarla best sums it up: "As for what [Zetsuai's] about, there's only one word that really sums the whole thing up, and that word is MELODRAMA. ENDLESS MELODRAMA. ANGST LIKE YOU'VE NEVER ANGSTED BEFORE MEN."