- Base-Breaking Character: The Lemony Narrator is either seen as amusing for her funny quips and moments of levity, or annoying for her jerkass personality and constantly talking over the characters.
- Complete Monster: Shiro Hisujikai is a respected student whose handsome looks and light appearance conceal a depraved heart. Shiro attempted to rape his girlfriend, Ryoko, in the past and blamed her for leading him on when she told people, manipulating them into ostracizing her and leaving her with mental scars and trust issues. In the present, Shiro returns and tries to entrap Ryoko to force her to be his woman again. Part of his plan involves threatening the lives of seven children, fully intending to harm or kill them. Shiro returns throughout the light novels, eventually aimed at destroying Ryoko and her Love Interest mentally, as well as everything connected to them.
- Les Yay:
- Momoko to Ryoko: "If you'd just agree to be my little kitten, you'd be up and feeling wonderful every morning." While stroking her face.
- Episode 8: in the conclusion of the fake preview, Ringo kisses Ryoko rather passionately (complete with a close-up).
- Ringo did say that it would be nice if Ryoko knew the joys of same sex love. And she was the one who made the movie preview at the end of Episode 8.
- Mary Suetopia: Otogibana City and Otogi Academy are set up to provide a secluded environment where the students can better themselves and use their free will, but Onigashima High was placed there to provide an idea of the negative outside forces the real world has.
- Moral Event Horizon: Shiro Hitsujikai proves himself to be an evil man when he is revealed to have raped Ryoko, then later calls Ringo and proceeds to threaten to horribly maim (or worse) Shirayuki and Ringo's seven younger siblings one by one. He also ordered the kidnapping of the Otogi Bank members.
YMMV / Ōkami-san