YMMV / Zoids: New Century

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Leena trying to kill Bit with missiles just for accidentally walking in on her in the bath. Moral Event Horizon, or just a bit of comedy that didn't quite work.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Bit's rematch against Leon in the Tournament was disappointingly brief, most likely due to the fact it took place towards the end of the episode. What could have been an epic confrontation between two evenly matched rivals turned out to be a quick and rather disappointing victory for Bit.
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Bit is frequently accused of being this. However, his total number of losses is actually greater than RD of Zoids: Fuzors, a protagonist who is generally considered by the fanbase to be a Boring Failure Hero.
  • Die for Our Ship: Two Words: Harry Champ. While not for LesYay shippers, he is often portrayed as an evil villain in Bit/Leena fanfiction, where he will resort to anything to get her, to the point of even becoming a rapist.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: While Bit himself is another trope entirely, his lancer Brad is paired with Naomi. Their ship teasing moments doesn't help matters.
    • There's also Leon/Naomi.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With Mobile Fighter G Gundam, as both animes are tournament-fighting robots. Interesting, the anime has also some similarities to G Gundam's sucessor. A mecha named Zero? Another mecha with loads of guns? Check. Kow Otani as the composer? Check? Dubbing by The Ocean Group? Check.
  • Fanon: Quite popular, usually in the form of connections between New Century and Chaotic Century. For example, it's commonly accepted that Liger Zero is a further evolution of Van's Blade Liger and Zeke, and less commonly believed that the Berserk Fury is similarly Raven's Geno Breaker and Shadow, despite neither even being implied in the series (the former has more basis since Van's Liger does become the Liger Zero in the Chaotic Century manga but not the anime). The red Blade Liger is also believed by some to be Van's Liger and Zeke, if the Liger Zero isn't. The final battle in the series takes place near the wreck of a long-abandoned Ultrasaurus, which can easily be interpreted to be the one Moonbay used in the final battle of Chaotic Century.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: New Century was a commercial flop in Japan, but when it was exported to the U.S. it was far more successful, doing even better in television ratings than Chaotic Century did.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Takahiro Sakurai voices the blond and spiky haired character Bit Cloud. The show aired on 2001. Fast forward to 2002, after the release of the first Kingdom Hearts, Sakurai is now the official voice of Cloud Strife, another blond and spiky haired character.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Bit Cloud is paired off with just about everyone in the show, with Leena, Brad, Leon, Liger Zero, Pierce and arguably Naomi being some of the most notable. Even more funny considering that - his english voice actor is the same as Ranma Saotome.
  • Nightmare Fuel: That "Chainsaw Man" episode.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Harry Champ suffer from this in fanfictions.
  • The Scrappy:
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: There are actually a number of intriguing plot threads that go unresolved throughout the show's run. What happened to Leena and Leon's mother? How did the Backdraft Group come into immense power? Where the hell is the origins behind the Weapon X Zoids like the Liger Zero and Berserk Fury? These are introduced as major elements to the show's plot but are never expanded upon or even answered by the time everything wrapped up.