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  • Awesome Music: The show has an absolutely ROCKING opening theme.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The kids' idea of America and NASA is so outright parodic that it wraps around to being funny again, especially in conjunction with the actual place shown in the series.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Hayabusa has a lot of fans. He even shows up in promotional magazine scans along with Sakamoto despite not having as many appearances as him.
  • Escapist Character: Sakamoto. He is handsome, smart, a Chick Magnet (and Even the Guys Want Him!), capable of nearly impossible (and amazing) deeds and is basically the epitome of coolness, as well as being a Nice Guy. No matter what other characters who are envious of him try to do to sabotage him, it never works, and indeed they often end up becoming fond of him as well.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • Sakamoto implies he goes to the nurse's office a lot, and it's implied that his stated reason for leaving at the end isn't entirely truthful. This has led to the popular theory that he's actually dying, which is why he's adopted his "live life to the fullest, regardless of what anyone thinks" philosophy.
    • A theory popular among the Russian fandom states that Sakamoto is in fact the literal Deus ex Machina.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The jokes about Sakamoto being Bayonetta's son becomes a little more fun due to Sakamoto's voice actor playing Marth in Super Smash Bros., meaning the two characters actually interact in spirit as of said series' fourth installment onwards.
  • Fan Nickname: Swagamoto.
  • Ho Yay: Sakamoto is a Chick Magnet, but he also has moments of this with other male characters.
    • Atsushi keeps a photo of Sakamoto and thinks of using it as his phone wallpaper after his Heel–Face Turn. Then in episode 2 he asks for a smile from him while being flustered the whole time. It's later confirmed right in the text that Acchan has a romantic crush on him. Episode 5 and episode 8 explicitly show him having a crush on Hayabusa as well.
    • Sakamoto and Kubota, while already close friends, have very intimate moments that wouldn't look out of place with a romantic pairing. The teasing was at its most explicit in "When I Met Sakamoto-kun", when Kubota recalls how he first met Sakamoto—by dropping his band-aid and Sakamoto picking it up and sliding it back on his finger with the whole scene mimicking a marriage proposal— and Megumi and her friends nearby commented on how their first meeting was "The most romantic of all".
    • Sakamoto and Hayabusa spend an entire segment sharing a large coat, none of them seem to mind the lack of personal space. Even when they are walking in the streets alone, they still kept the coat on.
    • In Chapter 37/the final episode, when Atsushi tearfully asks Sakamoto why he's not letting go of him, why he cares about what happens to him, Sakamoto uncharacteristically gives him a direct answer and tells Acchan that the way he can deal with anything that life throws at him is appealing. Later, Acchan vows to follow Sakamoto to America.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Atsushi towards the end of the series, where he develops an inferiority complex towards Sakamoto after a long period of time having a crush on him and tries to sabotage the latter's graduation speech because of it. He later realizes what he has been doing and repeatedly apologizes to him after the speech was over. Thankfully he was never punished since Sakamoto played it off as if his attack was staged.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Sakamoto is Bayonetta's son" Explanation 
    • Cool, Cooler, Coolest Explanation 
  • Signature Scene: The scene were Sakamoto sits down without a chair after Sera yanks it out is possibly the most memorable scene out of the whole series. It is a perfect demonstration of the antics of the show.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Megumi Fujita, one of the two people who genuinely has a meaningful romantic affection and interesting interaction with Sakamoto beside Atsushi, is given very little screen time and character development. The fact that she is voiced by Mai Nakahara just made this feels even more wasted.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: There is a scene in the episode where Sakamoto and the kids are walking on the white line where it's zoomed out. And even from a distance it looks like their legs are moving in and out in circular movements giving a cool 3D like effect even from a distance.
  • The Woobie: Kubota, he often gets bullied and overall has poor self-esteem prior to meeting Sakamoto, and after Sakamoto leaves Gakuban High school, he has lost his first and possibly only friend.
  • Woolseyism: One Chinese fan scanlation had all the dialogue in the manga translated as pretentious Purple Prose. It actually helped to turn Sakamoto into even more of a Parody Sue than before!

Alternative Title(s): Sakamoto Desu Ga