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** Iwasawa, despite not sticking around long in the series, is incredibly popular with the fanbase.
*** Girl's Dead Monster on the whole are this, with the individual members and the band's songs getting a ton of expanded focus in other parts of the franchise.

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** Iwasawa, despite not sticking around long in the series, is incredibly popular with the fanbase.
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fanbase. Girl's Dead Monster on the whole are this, with the individual members and the band's songs getting a ton of expanded focus in other parts of the franchise.



-->'''Anonymous''': I see what's going on. You are really TK, who is God, but Yurippe beats you and takes you memories, and then she becomes God, but she knew Otonashi in her past life, who was her childhood friend, but she fell in love with him, and when as God she realized he was going to die, so she made his sister who is really Angel who is waiting for Otonashi into the enemy and with her God powers made this world so that when Otonashi got there he would think Angel was the enemy and now she made a new Angel after Otonashi befriended the old one who is really his sister and she wants to tear them apart.

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-->'''Anonymous''': --->'''Anonymous''': I see what's going on. You are really TK, who is God, but Yurippe beats you and takes you memories, and then she becomes God, but she knew Otonashi in her past life, who was her childhood friend, but she fell in love with him, and when as God she realized he was going to die, so she made his sister who is really Angel who is waiting for Otonashi into the enemy and with her God powers made this world so that when Otonashi got there he would think Angel was the enemy and now she made a new Angel after Otonashi befriended the old one who is really his sister and she wants to tear them apart.



** Also the ''ridiculously'' tragic backstories for many of the characters CrossesTheLineTwice for some people. [[spoiler: It's not tragic enough enough that Yuri's siblings are killed. Instead kidnappers break into the house while she's babysitting them and order her to bring them the most valuable object in the house or her siblings will be killed one by one, they start killing her siblings while she's searching.]] It's so stupidly melodramatic ''and'' blatantly manipulative that it can desensitize the viewers.

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** Also the ''ridiculously'' tragic backstories for many of the characters CrossesTheLineTwice for some people. people.
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[[spoiler: It's not tragic enough enough that Yuri's siblings are killed. Instead kidnappers break into the house while she's babysitting them and order her to bring them the most valuable object in the house or her siblings will be killed one by one, they start killing her siblings while she's searching.]] It's so stupidly melodramatic ''and'' blatantly manipulative that it can desensitize the viewers.



* StrangledByTheRedString: Many fans felt that the [[spoiler:Otonashi and Kanade LastMinuteHookup]] at the finale came a bit too unexpectedly, as up to that point it is never made evident that his feelings for her are romantic in nature or more intense that a tepid friendship (or even a surrogate fraternal relationship, as the anime suggests sometimes). This is one of the most divisive points of the series, and a good part of detractors of the finale would have liked it better without them hooking up or at least having more development previously. Then again, given the short run of the anime, the latter would have been difficult to pull without falling in a probably not better received RomanticPlotTumor. Some might not even interpret the love between the two characters as being romantic, though [[spoiler:Otonashi]] telling [[spoiler:Kanade]] he wants to "be with her forever" has obvious romantic connotations for many viewers, so this could fall under RelationshipWritingFumble either way.
** The same thing occurs with [[spoiler:Yui and Hinata]] in episode 10. Considering the only sort of expression either has expressed at each other are various levels of annoyance, it comes as quite a surprise when [[spoiler:not only does Hinata say he loves Yui but [[UpToEleven wants to marry her]]]]. Even if [[spoiler:it was to help her pass on]], it's still really sudden and doesn't come with a lot of buildup.This becomes more apparent when compared to the development of Hinata and Yuri's relationship in the prequel manga, which seems much more romantic in nature. In comparison, Yui and Hinata's rushed relationship seems more sibling-like.

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Many fans felt that the [[spoiler:Otonashi and Kanade LastMinuteHookup]] at the finale came a bit too unexpectedly, as up to that point it is never made evident that his feelings for her are romantic in nature or more intense that a tepid friendship (or even a surrogate fraternal relationship, as the anime suggests sometimes). This is one of the most divisive points of the series, and a good part of detractors of the finale would have liked it better without them hooking up or at least having more development previously. Then again, given the short run of the anime, the latter would have been difficult to pull without falling in a probably not better received RomanticPlotTumor. Some might not even interpret the love between the two characters as being romantic, though [[spoiler:Otonashi]] telling [[spoiler:Kanade]] he wants to "be with her forever" has obvious romantic connotations for many viewers, so this could fall under RelationshipWritingFumble either way.
** The same thing occurs with [[spoiler:Yui and Hinata]] in episode Episode 10. Considering the only sort of expression either has expressed at each other are various levels of annoyance, it comes as quite a surprise when [[spoiler:not only does Hinata say he loves Yui but [[UpToEleven wants to marry her]]]]. Even if [[spoiler:it was to help her pass on]], it's still really sudden and doesn't come with a lot of buildup.This becomes more apparent when compared to the development of Hinata and Yuri's relationship in the prequel manga, which seems much more romantic in nature. In comparison, Yui and Hinata's rushed relationship seems more sibling-like.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Kanade's social awkwardness crossed with her soft-spoken voice and lack of perceptiveness often makes her this in comedic moments.

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* {{Moe}}: At least 90% of the cast can count as a [[Creator/KeyVisualArts Key]] series, but Kanade and Yui are the major examples of it.

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** Yui's insistence that marriage is the ultimate happiness for a girl can raise some eyebrows among modern American audiences, particularly those critical of 'a woman's place is in the home' ideology, and those who have viewed or experienced an abusive or dysfunctional marriage.

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** Yurippe's psychotic laughing fit in Episode 12 when [[spoiler: an NPC informs her she can become God. Seeing such a hammy reaction from the normally composed Yuri is already pretty goofy, but what cements it is that she quietly rejects his offer less than a minute later. Quite the anti-climax for all that cackling.]]

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** Yui believes that having been a quadriplegic in life made her unmarriageable, which seems to at least be partly derived from Japanese attitudes toward disabilities. That said, Hinata seems to disagree, and Yui may not have lived long enough to be able to legally marry.

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* SignatureScene: For many people, [[spoiler:the ImagineSpot of what Hinata and Yui's life together could've been]] is this, due to being quite possibly the series most emotionally devastating TearJerker.


* Noda, who is forever doomed to be a plaything.

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* ** Noda, who is forever doomed to be a plaything.

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* Noda, who is forever doomed to be a plaything.


* VindicatedByHistory: After receiving some initial flak for not developing some of the characters, due to the [[ExecutiveMeddling imposed halving of the number of episodes]], the series has become one of Key's most popular properties. The series' female characters [[TheMerch dominate Key's merchandising tables]].

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* VindicatedByHistory: After receiving some initial flak for not developing some of the characters, due to the [[ExecutiveMeddling imposed halving of the number of episodes]], When it first aired, the series has become was divisive to say the least (much of this very page dates to that initial period). Ten years on, it's seen as one of Key's most the swan songs of that particular era in anime. It's also still surprisingly popular properties. The series' female characters [[TheMerch dominate Key's merchandising tables]].for a series of its vintage, and spinoffs and other related media continue to trickle out to this day.


* EarWorm: Any of the Girls Dead Monster songs.


** The first episode has a scene where Yurippe jokingly tells Otonashi to, as the official subtitles put it, "give a girl an enema," which is funny for [[BlackComedy entirely the wrong reasons]]. "Enema" refers to the Japanese schoolyard prank of "kancho" [[AssShove poking your fingers up someone's (clothed) butt]], not the extremely {{squick}}y medical procedure. The dub replaces this with "slap a girl on her ass," averting the narminess.

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** The first episode has a scene where Yurippe jokingly tells Otonashi to, as the official subtitles put it, "give a girl an enema," which is funny for [[BlackComedy entirely the wrong reasons]]. "Enema" refers to the Japanese schoolyard prank of "kancho" "kancho", [[AssShove poking your fingers up someone's (clothed) butt]], not the extremely {{squick}}y medical procedure. The dub replaces this with "slap a girl on her ass," averting the narminess.


* StrangledByTheRedString: Many fans felt that the [[spoiler:Otonashi and Kanade LastMinuteHookup]] at the finale came a bit too unexpectedly, as up to that point it is never made evident that his feelings for her are romantic in nature or more intense that a tepid friendship (or even a surrogate fraternal relationship, as the anime suggests sometimes). This is one of the most divisive points of the series, and a good part of detractors of the finale would have liked it better without them hooking up or at least having more development previously. Then again, given the short run of the anime, the latter would have been difficult to pull without falling in a probably not better received RomanticPlotTumor. Some might not even interpret the love between the two characters as being wholly romantic, though [[spoiler:Otonashi]] telling [[spoiler:Kanade]] he wants to "be with her forever" certainly paints the dynamic in a romantic light.

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* StrangledByTheRedString: Many fans felt that the [[spoiler:Otonashi and Kanade LastMinuteHookup]] at the finale came a bit too unexpectedly, as up to that point it is never made evident that his feelings for her are romantic in nature or more intense that a tepid friendship (or even a surrogate fraternal relationship, as the anime suggests sometimes). This is one of the most divisive points of the series, and a good part of detractors of the finale would have liked it better without them hooking up or at least having more development previously. Then again, given the short run of the anime, the latter would have been difficult to pull without falling in a probably not better received RomanticPlotTumor. Some might not even interpret the love between the two characters as being wholly romantic, though [[spoiler:Otonashi]] telling [[spoiler:Kanade]] he wants to "be with her forever" certainly paints the dynamic in a has obvious romantic light.connotations for many viewers, so this could fall under RelationshipWritingFumble either way.


** The same thing occurs with [[spoiler:Yui and Hinata]] in episode 11. Considering the only sort of expression either has expressed at each other are various levels of annoyance, it comes as quite a surprise when [[spoiler:not only does Hinata say he loves Yui but [[UpToEleven wants to marry her]]]]. Even if [[spoiler:it was to help her pass on]], it's still really sudden and doesn't come with a lot of buildup.This becomes more apparent when compared to the development of Hinata and Yuri's relationship in the prequel manga, which seems much more romantic in nature. In comparison, Yui and Hinata's rushed relationship seems more sibling-like.

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** The same thing occurs with [[spoiler:Yui and Hinata]] in episode 11.10. Considering the only sort of expression either has expressed at each other are various levels of annoyance, it comes as quite a surprise when [[spoiler:not only does Hinata say he loves Yui but [[UpToEleven wants to marry her]]]]. Even if [[spoiler:it was to help her pass on]], it's still really sudden and doesn't come with a lot of buildup.This becomes more apparent when compared to the development of Hinata and Yuri's relationship in the prequel manga, which seems much more romantic in nature. In comparison, Yui and Hinata's rushed relationship seems more sibling-like.


* VanillaProtagonist: Otonashi is often cited as one of the blander and more mundane members of the cast, with the enjoyment of his role in events mainly coming from how that more grounded personality bounces off the more colorful members of the cast who drag him along with their antics.

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* VanillaProtagonist: Otonashi is often cited as one of the blander and more mundane members of the cast, with the enjoyment of his role in events mainly coming from how that more grounded personality bounces off the more colorful members of the cast who drag him along with their antics. Not helping is just how passive he regularly is except in episode 6 and in the episodes after he recovers his memory.

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