- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The story piles up so much trauma, woobieness and weepy melodrama on Hinako, Daisuke and the reader, and uses a complicated theme like sexual abuse so liberally as a plot device (i.e, Hinako was not only sexually abused by her stepdad in her backstory, but she's almost raped again in story for next to no reason other than motivating Daisuke into beating her would-be rapist to almost death), that it can be becomes a chore to read.
- Fridge Horror: While people laud Hinako's mother for eventually taking a knife and chasing her rapist husband out of the house, it's never mentioned that she ever actually reported him to the police and had charges laid against him. So the guy is basically thrown back out completely untouched, his crimes unknown, free to rape again.
- Iron Woobie: Hinako, while also being very vulnerable, does have a tinge of iron, starting from the first chapter when an oblivious Daisuke pushes her against the wall, intending to take her up on her "faux innocence" (as he thinks), and is shocked to find her staring right at him, as if resolving herself to some terrible fate. Considering what must be going through her mind, this is simply "Wow".
- Nightmare Fuel: For anyone that plans to have children.
YMMV / Bitter Virgin