09:22:12 AM May 19th 2012
The theme of individual perception seems to be very prevalent in the anime and manga. For example, people only see Yuuko as they expect to see her. This means that to most, she appears as some sort of dreadful apparition. The Yuuko we've met, however, is more of a prankster and mischievous. Individual perception can even be overwritten, since both Niiya and Kirie saw Yuuko as she is at first, but Kirie's perception changed after encountering Shadow Yuuko and her conviction in her belief temporarily altered Niiya's perception as well.