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  • Abandon Shipping: Nice/Art took lots of hits in season 1's finale and all across season 2.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The two musical themes, "FLAT" by livetune adding Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei) and "Hikari" by Wataru Hatano, are very upbeat and fit the series' atmosphere pretty well. The latter even had an acoustic version to fit Episode 7's Downer Ending.
    • The insert theme song used in the final episode of Season 1, "Nowhere Living Now" by by Torao.
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    • Season 2 gives us the kickass "Sen no Tsubasa" by livetune adding Takuro Sugawara (from 9mm Parabellum Bullet).
  • Broken Base: Some elements introduced in Re:Hamatora, including:
    • The transitions. They are found from passable to annoying.
    • The show becoming Darker and Edgier. Some are glad the plot is constantly moving, others miss the comedy and jabs from the first season.
  • Die for Our Ship: Hajime got some of this from Nice/Art and Nice/Murasaki fans after her Ship Tease with Nice.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Art. Being played by Hiroshi Kamiya surely has to do with it.
    • Hajime too for being a stoic Little Miss Badass who many are guessing to be important for the main plot based on foreshadowing from the ending.
    • Ratio and Birthday, especially on Pixiv.
  • Epileptic Trees: What happened to Art's brother? Is Nice wearing his jacket?
  • Evil Is Cool: Moral gets points by several fans due to his tactics when aiming clear his goals.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Momoka.
  • Family Un Friendly Aesop: While the show has a lot of take thats, the previous episode recap on Episode 5 in Re:Hamatora takes the cake. In particular, Nice states that there is nothing between family bonds beyond DNA and blood because those bonds are not chosen by you. Definitely a FAMILY UNFRIENDLY Aesop It should be considered, however, that Nice isn't exactly a shining example of good people skills, let alone reasonable logic.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Though the official merchandise seems to be pushing at a Nice/Murasaki relationship, there is a distinct preference for Nice/Art both in the Western and Japanese spheres.
    • Although not as strong as Nice/Art, there is also a preference for Nice/Hajime considering how openly close are the two especially in the manga.
  • Faux Symbolism: Episode 6 of Re: Hamatora is full of this. Art's stance is that of a cross before Murasaki kills. When he is revived, he once again takes it.
  • Foe Yay: A disturbing example. Moral wants to save Nice from being strongest through all of his actions. Take into note that Moral's obsession started when Nice was a child.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Although Nice's character design looks simple, it has some hints about his personality. Although Headphones Equal Isolation appears to be averted due to his friendly personality Episode 7 reveals he is Lonely at the Top and that often happens when he uses his Minimum by wearing the headphones.
  • Fridge Horror:
    • How did Birthday learn that biting a taser triggered his abilities?
    • What kind of tests would have the Academy run on children to allow them to learn the triggers for their Minimum—including the more dangerous ones?
  • Funny Moments: Although the series contains comedy, the poor designed Yokohama commercial from Episode 4 provoked several laughs. The cast's reaction to it also helps.
  • He's Just Hiding!: Art due to the possibility of having a Minimum that could save him.
    • Same in season 2's trailers with Nice who was hinted that. Guess what? He was really hiding.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Besides its cool action scenes, Episode 10 stands out for the massive chaos started by Moral.
  • Ho Yay: Ratio and Birthday are already popular within the fandom due to their close relationship.
    • Episode 6 takes it Up to Eleven, showing their past and how tight their bond is.
      • Then comes along Episode 9 in Re:Hamatora, in which Ratio wraps his arms around Birthday upon finding out that Birthday has relapsed into his childhood illness, promising not to give up on finding a cure for him.
    • Theo's devotion to his teacher in Episode 2 was quite suspicious. In Episode 5, he is quite drawn to the masseuse at the hot springs inn. Nice flat-out says that Theo Likes Older Men (and has Horrible Judge of Character, to boot.)
      • And then he seems to have hit it off with the delinquent leader in Episode 8.
    • Nice and Art have some of it going on. Their nasty spat in Episode 7 left Nice so heartbroken that Hajime shares her food with him.
      • Taken Up to Eleven in the second season. Nice spends 3 months Faking the Dead to stalk Art on his own. Gets worse when you think he could have easily asked Mao or Honey to track him down. Also, he seems to be deeply in denial of Art's behaviour, acting like nothing is wrong, in contrast with his usual personality. Apparently, he loses all logic when it comes to him.
    • Moral is downright obsessed with Nice. All the murders, the struggle to bring equality? Whatever it takes so that Nice isn't Lonely at the Top.
      • In Episode 7 Moral and Art basically argue about which of them is more fit to "protect Nice". In fact, Moral brutally murdering Art could even be seen as a case of Murder the Hypotenuse.
    • Murasaki has some towards Nice. He really wants him to notice him.
  • I Knew It!: Everyone called Art having an Immortality Minimum back when the first season was still airing. Then it was confirmed in the second episode of Re:Hamatora.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Nice. Fans often pair him with Murasaki, Art, Hajime and even Moral.
  • Love to Hate: Moral. Most notably after he murders Art and takes his appearance.
    • In Re: Hamatora this place is taken by Art.
  • Memetic Mutation: With such a strange naming convention, expect Incredibly Lame Pun all over the Nice internet.
  • Moment of Awesome: While the series has lots of badass moments, Episode 6 stands out in its last three minutes when Murasaki throws an anchor carrying Nice to the sea in order to stop the escaping villain ending with Nice knocking down him.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Although he is already famous for murdering Minimum Holders, Moral gets to cross once again when he shoots a teenager.
    • In the manga none other than Birthday when he shocks Hajime's heart leaving her dead for a short time until the girl somehow recovers.
    • Momoka crosses it by triggering Moral's revolution.
    • Episode 12 has none other than Art when trying to kill Nice.
    • Ishigami Shunichi and partners from Freenium cross it in Episodes 4 and 5 from Re:Hamatora.
  • Narm: Episode 4 has several German lines that while being surprisngly well pronounced, it has the speaker repeating one word in every sentence.
    • Episode 9 has one of the most unintentionally hilarious use of English by Japanese actors.
    • The scene in Episode 10 when all hell breaks loose throughout the city. It'd be dramatic if it weren't for the images of Moral making conducting gestures in very Limited Animation and Moral's narmy evil face. It is so cringe-inducing and ridiculous it's hilarious.
  • Narm Charm: The grandma from Episode 4 who helps Three in rescuing Honey is almost becoming a Memetic Badass.
  • Paranoia Fuel: After Moral's ability was revealed, people were wondering into who he is transforming next with Art being a possible example.
  • Rooting for the Empire: In his first appearance Moral appears as relatively harmless Well-Intentioned Extremist who aimed to make everybody equal so it was difficult to see him as a villain... Until next episode where we have proof he is a Serial Killer.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Takahiro's mother for her discrimination towards all Minimum Holders.
    • Doktor takes the same place in season 2.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Re: Hamatora is this at least in terms of animation.
  • Tear Jerker: Episode 7 has Art's death.
    • Then Episode 11 has Takahiro's death after his Heartwarming Moment.
    • Episode 5 of Re:Hamatora has Gasuke's Cruel and Unusual Death.
    • From Episode 11 of Re:Hamatora, Hajime's horrified screams after Art kills Nice. Made far worse by Ratio telling a sleeping Birthday he won't be able to save him, while in an absolute bliss thanks to Hajime's Nihilist Minimum. It's absolutely heartbreaking.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Birthday's relapse in season 2. Many fans felt it was truncated and resolved unsatisfactorily.
  • The Woobie: Ratio, Birthday and Art appear to fit this well.


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