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* TaintedByThePreview: An official localization of the game by Wayfoward was announced in 2021, but its rebranding as a prequel to ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' made Western ''Kunio-kun'' fans concerned about how much it would be changed to appeal to [[https://web.archive.org/web/20210701190153/https://twitter.com/WayForward/status/1410674926357467136 "Global"]] (that is, American) audiences and to match a game it predates for decades and that's considered a spinoff in Japan.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: An official localization of the game by Wayfoward was announced in 2021, but its rebranding as a prequel to ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' made Western ''Kunio-kun'' fans concerned about how much it would be changed to appeal to "Global" (that is, American) audiences and to match a game it predates for decades and that's considered a spinoff in Japan.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: An official localization of the game by Wayfoward was announced in 2021, but its rebranding as a prequel to ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' made Western ''Kunio-kun'' fans concerned about how much it would be changed to appeal to "Global" (that is, American) audiences and to match a game it predates for decades and that's considered a spinoff in Japan.


* HilariousInHindsight: The game itself can be a bit weird after ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' show [[spoiler:Misako and Kyouko to be Kunio and Riki's PsychoExGirlfriend[=s=].]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: The game itself can be a bit weird after ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' show [[spoiler:Misako and Kyouko to be Kunio and Riki's PsychoExGirlfriend[=s=].PsychoExGirlfriend[=s=] in the original ending. The updated secret ending meanwhile keeps them dating, albeit still not very good rescuers.]]


* HilariousInHindsight: The game itself can be a bit weird after ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' show [[spoiler:Misako and Kyouko to be Kunio and Riki's [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex-Girlfriends]].]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: The game itself can be a bit weird after ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' show [[spoiler:Misako and Kyouko to be Kunio and Riki's [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex-Girlfriends]].PsychoExGirlfriend[=s=].]]



** [[spoiler:Also, Sabu shot Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]]

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** [[spoiler:Also, Sabu shot shooting Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened happened, almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: The game itself can be a bit weird after ''VideoGame/RiverCityGirls'' show [[spoiler:Misako and Kyouko to be Kunio and Riki's [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex-Girlfriends]].]]


* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Sabu has shot Misako, Kyouko, and Ken without a second thought during different courses of the game.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Sabu has shot [[spoiler:Sabu shoots Misako, Kyouko, and Ken without a second thought during different courses the course of the game.]]



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: In his death throes, despite Ken revealing that he isn't actually Kunio's brother, [[AlasPoorVillain Ken tells Kunio he's always wanted to call him that at least once.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Also, Sabu shot Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]] See ValuesDissonance below.

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In his death throes, despite Ken revealing that he isn't actually Kunio's brother, [[AlasPoorVillain Ken tells Kunio he's always wanted to call him that at least once.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, Sabu shot Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]] See ValuesDissonance below.]]



* ValuesDissonance: There's reason why the TearJerker above works so well here: [[spoiler: Since guns aren't allowed in Japan for civilians, Sabu using a gun symbolizes he's stepping from being an honorable {{Yakuza}} to being a deranged, honorless bastard who doesn't care the methods for winning as long he can get rid of his enemies, in this case Misako, Kyoko and Ken]].

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* ValuesDissonance: There's reason why the TearJerker above works so well here: [[spoiler: Since [[spoiler:Since guns aren't allowed in Japan for civilians, Sabu using a gun symbolizes he's stepping from being an honorable {{Yakuza}} to being a deranged, honorless bastard who doesn't care the what methods for winning he uses to win as long he can get rid of his enemies, in this case Misako, Kyoko and Ken]].


* AwesomeMusic: The game gets praise for its soundtrack from those who play it. It goes well for whatever situation the heroes are dealing with.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The game gets praise for its soundtrack from those who play it. It goes well for whatever situation the heroes are dealing with.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.


** [[spoiler: Also, Sabu shot Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]]

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** [[spoiler: Also, Sabu shot Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]]]] See ValuesDissonance below.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.

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* ValuesDissonance: There's reason why the TearJerker above works so well here: [[spoiler: Since guns aren't allowed in Japan for civilians, Sabu using a gun symbolizes he's stepping from being an honorable {{Yakuza}} to being a deranged, honorless bastard who doesn't care the methods for winning as long he can get rid of his enemies, in this case Misako, Kyoko and Ken]].
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.


* NightmareFuel: While the scream you hear whenever someone falls into a void can be considered narm, the concept of anybody (especially Kunio and Riki) falling into said void with no way back up along with the afforementioned scream could be disconcerting. Also, some players are uncomfortable Misuzu's masculine death cry.

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* NightmareFuel: While the scream you hear whenever someone falls into a void can be considered narm, the concept of anybody (especially Kunio and Riki) falling into said void with no way back up along with the afforementioned scream could be disconcerting. Also, some players are uncomfortable with Misuzu's masculine death cry.


* NightmareFuel: While the scream you hear whenever someone falls into a void can be considered narm, the concept of anybody (especially Kunio and Riki) falling into said void with no way back up along with the afforementioned scream could be disconcerting.

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* NightmareFuel: While the scream you hear whenever someone falls into a void can be considered narm, the concept of anybody (especially Kunio and Riki) falling into said void with no way back up along with the afforementioned scream could be disconcerting. Also, some players are uncomfortable Misuzu's masculine death cry.


* NightmareFuel: While the scream (the one you hear whenever you fall into a pit or void) can be considered narm, the concept of anybody (especially Kunio and Riki) falling into a pit with no way back up along with said scream could be a bit disconcerting.

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* NightmareFuel: While the scream (the one you hear whenever you fall someone falls into a pit or void) void can be considered narm, the concept of anybody (especially Kunio and Riki) falling into a pit said void with no way back up along with said the afforementioned scream could be a bit disconcerting.


* NightmareFuel: While the scream (the one you hear whenever you fall into a pit or void) can be considered narm, the concept of Kunio and/or Riki falling into a pit with no way back up along with said scream could be a bit disconcerting.

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* NightmareFuel: While the scream (the one you hear whenever you fall into a pit or void) can be considered narm, the concept of anybody (especially Kunio and/or Riki and Riki) falling into a pit with no way back up along with said scream could be a bit disconcerting.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.



* ThatOneBoss: Misuzu is quite known for this because [[LightningBruiser she strikes the player(s) with fast attacks that cause some big damage]] and the knockback on her charge is huge.

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* ThatOneBoss: Misuzu is quite known for this because [[LightningBruiser she strikes the player(s) with fast attacks that cause some big damage]] and the knockback on her charge is huge.huge.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.


* AwesomeMusic: The game gets praise for its soundtrack from those who play it. It goes well for whatever situation the heroes are dealing with.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Sabu has shot Misako, Kyouko, and Ken without a second thought during different courses of the game.]]



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The game gets praise for its soundtrack from those who play it. It goes well for whatever situation the heroes are dealing with.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: As the boss fight in Hanazono High rages on, The building starts to collapse down to ground zero. The scrolling in the background and the floors going diagonal drives the point home.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Sabu has shot Misako, Kyouko, and Ken without a second thought during different courses of the game.]]


** [[spoiler: Also, don't forget the part where Sabu shot Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]]

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** [[spoiler: Also, don't forget the part where Sabu shot Misako and Kyouko. Kunio and Riki were genuinely horrified at what happened almost to the point of tears. This showed that they truly cared for one another. One of the rare, but genuine, moments of sadness indeed in the series.]]

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