- Fridge Horror: How often and how readily does Moemi use Ziiya the Butler as kicking practice whenever Akira skips out on her lessons? Ziiya was at one point desperately trying to drag Akira back into the limo literally kicking and screaming even at the risk of making a scene. It makes a reader wonder how the butler even manages to walk without so much as a cane.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Akira is voiced by Alicia Velez, whose debut role as a voice actress was as Boo in Monsters, Inc.. The hilarity part goes with the fact Boo is a little girl who is not afraid of monsters or scary stuff, compared with Akira, which she does.
- Fridge Brilliance: The English dub uses Japanese names on Street Fighter II characters (calling the dictator Vega instead of M. Bison). It might look like a mistake, until you realize that the story takes place in Japan's Arcade scene, whereas Japanese names were used, so it made sense that they'll not use the international names for the dub. Interestingly enough, this is averted in the Latin American Spanish dub and very likely in other western language dubs.
- Moral Event Horizon: Moemi had done some immoral things to Akira and others that shouldve had her arrested and fired from her job, but she definitely crosses it when she callously puts the dreaded 4 PM curfew on Akira, resulting in her becoming horribly ill, and, to add insult to injury, unnecessarily and maliciously destroys the Super Famicom that Harou gave her as a coping mechanism!
- Ship Tease: Obviously, the love triangle between Haruo, Akira and Hidaka offers some romance shenanigans between the three, but even Makoto jokingly refers to herself as the consolation prize/ "Bad End" if Haruo somehow manages to screw things up with Akira. Though the manga implies she's sexually frustrated enough to possibly mean this in earnest.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Some readers aren't fond of Akira smacking Haruo for every single little slight from Haruo. Most instances come off as cute, but others become fairly ridiculous or would come off as borderline horrifying were Haruo not Made of Iron. Its obvious she does it to voice any displeasure, so to speak, or to get Haruo's attention. But a lot of this could be mitigated if only she would speak her mind.
YMMV / High Score Girl