- Broken Base: As mentioned on To Boldly Flee's YMMV page, Jacob's portrayal of Edward from Cowboy Bebop has earned mixed reviews. Shortly after the episode where he became Edward, Jacob Tweeted that the ratio was around 70% in favor of it, with 30% disliking it. Funnily enough, this was long after he himself had noted in his review of Bebop that the character is extremely tricky to play without veering into being annoying.
- Critical Research Failure:
- The Witchblade review. When listing off differences between the anime and comics (in voiceover form with Nash, a casual fan of the comics, slowly becoming more distressed as they go on), the majority of the listed differences are not supported by the facts of the show. To be fair, however, none of his errors are things that are blatantly inaccurate, and one of them is supported by what's shown and said in the series until you consider that Masane is a temporary bearer, not the intended recipient of the Witchblade.
- His retrospectives on Digimon Adventure mentions that the series was meant to be only thirteen episodes, which has been long debunked in the Digimon fandom.
- Creator's Pet: He is a mixed example (as he's regarded as being a good critic on his own), but this comes across primarily in his crossovers with other critics, especially in his review of Sucker Punch with Film Brain and Revolutionary Girl Utena with Kyle. Jesu throughout the Sucker Punch review physically abuses Film Brain (a rare case of Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male for TGWTG, as he was presenting as a woman at the time), and his crossover with Kyle drives him insane (and is brought up multiple times afterwords). Also, while most crossovers have one person suffering for something (The Nostalgia Critic frequently being bullied, Todd chasing after Lupa until To Boldly Flee, etc), this never happens to JO, which is highly glaring.
- Crosses the Line Twice: The Penguin Lottery wherein he broadcasted his game of Zoo Tycoon, creating an exhibit with 150 penguins and 5 polar bears, and had the people watching his stream bet on which penguin would survive the longest. Accompanied by Yakkity Sax.
- Foe Yay: The thing between him and Bennett The Sage, even by TGWTG's standards and that's saying something.
- He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: Like any internet critic, he's had his share of this.
- His review of Revolutionary Girl Utena proved to be very controversial in the show's fandom, and led to his old homophobic comments that he'd disowned entirely by that point being brought up and causing no end of problems for the TGWTG producers.
- In one week, he upset Bronies, Trekkies, and Whovians by slamming My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (before it was released), Star Trek Into Darkness and "The Name of the Doctor". Best summed up by this response.
- He also has done several twitter tirades about RWBY and its fanbase. When people responded, he tweeted a sarcastic comment of "WHY CAN'T YOU JUST HAVE LITERALLY ZERO STANDARDS OR TASTE".
- The Legend of Korra fans got quite upset with him when he compared Korra to Anakin Skywalker to the Star Wars prequels and acted like you were just kidding yourself if you thought she was a heroic person. And then he called her a "cunt" the next week, which got even worse backlash.
- He Really Can Act:
- His cameo in the Brows Held High review for Melancholia had him switch on a dime from his familiar cheery self to heartbreakingly solemn and disappointed when Kyle lashes out at him in his depression.
- His Katawa Seiyu auditions continue the trend of showing off Hope's acting skills, particularly his audition for Rin, which can be seen here.
- The amount of characters' voice he can display during any of his Let's Plays, cornerstones of his Saturday stream session, is astounding.
- Harsher in Hindsight:
- The Real Women Don't Wear Dresses gag in his Mahoromatic review is rather painful considering he'd later confess to experiencing gender dysphoria at times before he came out as transgender.
- Also a gag where the female presenting at the time JO stuffed his bra so he could balance a plate there, and then Vixen did the same with her actual boobs in a later video.
- His comment in his Digimon retrospectives that "Gennai's a douche" becomes slightly less funny now that Gennai underwent a FaceHeel Turn in Digimon Adventure tri..
- Jacob's original "Upload my old videos wherever, I don't really care" attitude after he called it quits, considering that in 2017 someone started a video series coming after the former Channel Awesome members, and most of them including JO had to start requesting that any reuploads be taken down so they wouldn't be used to mock them.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- In his Eiken review, Sage points out that JO would probably not have that much of a problem with it if the show were about a a cast full of muscular pretty boys in revealing outfits and with big...endowments, to which JO awkwardly tries to change the subject. Skip ahead a couple of years, and JO sees Free!...which is pretty much exactly what Sage described. And JO really did like it!note
- At the end of the review of Master of Martial Hearts, to explain the severity of the show's Sudden Downer Ending while avoiding actually spoiling it, he compares it to the ending of School Days, feeling that there's next to zero chance of that ever getting officially released in America so it's okay to compromise and spoil that series' end instead. Nearly three years after the review was posted, Discotek revealed that they had acquired the rights to the School Days anime and would be giving it an American release the following summer.
- Nightmare Fuel: The intro to his Higurashi review. He says hello, brings out a cleaver and laughs like a demon.
YMMV / JesuOtaku