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YMMV / Romeo X Juliet

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  • All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game": Episode 23 showcases Juliet and Romeo fighting against each other due to clashing differences. Episode 24? The second half is a Wham Episode and Mood Whiplash all at once. You just know that this anime is going to end horribly, but when Romeo dies first to protect Juliet, and then Juliet sacrifices herself to save the floating colony, you realize the ending was a Tear Jerker waiting to happen.
  • Awesome Music:
    • Composed by the same guy who did the music for Final Fantasy Tactics!
  • Die for Our Ship: Poor Hermione.
  • Idiot Plot: The Capulet faction can be forgiven for keeping Juliet hidden and making her pose as a boy, since everyone knows the last remaining Capulet is female and they can't afford to leave Neo Verona itself. Keeping Juliet Locked Out of the Loop in regards to her own heritage until her Dangerous 16th Birthday, however, is downright idiotic since it means Juliet is completely unprepared to become the leader of the group and command them against the tyrannical Montague regime, and it takes a HEAVY mental/emotional toll on her. And they're shocked and even angry that the poor girl is completely shocked and unable to handle it at first? Please!
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  • It Was His Sled: Romeo and Juliet die. If you weren't expecting that then you've never taken a high school English class.
  • The Load: Poor Benvolio. Though at least he's not a Damsel Scrappy.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Ophelia is at first a simple Mysterious Waif, but as the story continues and her actual role in the story is revealed, she becomes completely unhinged and increasingly Ax-Crazy...
    • The idea of the Capulet daughters becoming one with Escalus to keep Neo Verona alive...
    • The Capulet Massacre is scary enough, but Portia's memory of the blood-covered Leontes explaining that he has killed them all while giving an Evil Laugh is creepy as FUCK.
  • Superlative Dubbing: Yep, there's some inevitable Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe, but it's worth enduring it to hear many of Shakespeare's original lines (from more than just Romeo and Juliet) paired with beautifully animated scenes and wonderfully delivered by some very talented voice actors.


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