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  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The anime was initially this trope but the Iyashikei and musical environments played a substantial role that side-tracked the fanservice.
    • Sonico herself, for her Gainaxing, (again) initially. Altough she is better known for her headphones.
  • Fandom-Enraging Misconception: A minor one, but do not say that Sonico is a Vocaloid. See Fandom Rivalry and I Am Not Shazam below.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With the Vocaloid fandom, due of I Am Not Shazam issues mentioned below. And similar to the Sword Art Online-vs-Log Horizon rivalry, many Sonico fans seems to be former Hatsune Miku/Vocaloid fans, who began disliking them due to Miku's popularity and the "childishness" of the fandom. This has since died down, with Sonico and Miku having official collaborations in Real Life...
    • As well as, in Episode 10, Super Sonico taking part in an advertising campaign for Hatsune Miku's Good Smile Racing collaboration, with absolutely no hiding it's Miku.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With the Nitro+CHiRAL fanbase, due to DRAMAtical Murder anime adaptation being aired in the same year as SoniAni and the fact that Naitou-kun and Sonico get along with a Like Brother and Sister relationship. It goes to the point where Aoba is usually regarded as Sonico's true Spear Counterpart rather than Naitou-kun, and crossovers involving DMMD are becoming common. It's even noticed by the devs.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Cosplayer Jessica Nigri had already portrayed Sonico before in cons. Later she ended up voicing her in the English dub as well.
    • A DRAMAtical Murder re:connect poster appeared in an episode. After SoniAni ended, the former was announced for an anime adaptation. Made even funnier when Ren actually shared his voice actor (Ryouta Takeuchi) with Manager Kitamura.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Sonico is often mistaken as a Vocaloid (probably due to her similarities with Hatsune Miku), sometimes specifically Megurine Luka (due to her Pink Hair and Gainaxing).
    • The anime actually plays up the first part, when Sonico appears in one of Miku's press events.
  • Les Yay
    • Suzu often declares how lovely Sonico is, and really enjoys skinship with her. Sure, she claims she's only joking, but it happens often enough to become noticeable.
    • Sonico herself seems to have formed a crush on her sempai Toma in high school. The guitar she got from Toma is a very important memento to her. Toma, in turn, seems to be rather interested in keeping track of Sonico's life, even though she never directly contacts her throughout the series.
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  • Let's Just Be Friends: In Episode 10, Sonico appears in a photo shoot prominently featuring Miku, almost like the production staff are trying hard to deal with the Fandom Rivalry the only way they can.
  • Moe: Sonico herself.
  • Older Than They Think: Some accuse Sonico as a Miku rip-off while in reality, Sonico was first introduced in October 2006, predating months before Hatsune Miku (August 2007)
  • Polished Port: The PlayStation 3 port of SoniComi, which has better 3D models than the PC version. Additionally, more bonus costumes are available in this version.
    • The official English localization of the original PC version, which will fix Windows 8 compatibility problems. This version will also use 3D models from the PS3 Port.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Everything related to Toma-sempai, with regards to Sonico in the present day. They never really meet up, even when there's every opportunity to do so — like during Sonico's live at the bar, and at the concert in the park in the final episode — and Toma-sempai seems to be content leaving encouraging messages instead.


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