- Moe: Mao
- The Scrappy: "Miss Radical" a.k.a. Sugimoto, Hiro's coworker and Mao's rival for Hiro's affections, gets a lot of hate for being "that other woman" who dared to actively crush on Hiro, despite it being explained that she herself is not entirely sure of what she's doing, and that despite this, has been shown on more than one occasion to feel guilty for her actions and their effect on Mao. This leads to many Ron the Death Eater moments.
- Tear Jerker: Whenever Mao talks about her failed relationships or inability to express herself with her parents, Hiro and "miss Radical" it's really heartbreaking... seeing how much she tries and wants to build good relationships with them or convey her feelings... and things don't usually go her way D':
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Some preferred the manga back when it focused on the heartwarming relationship between Mao and Hiro; before it took up its increasingly Darker and Edgier tone and complex Love Dodecahedron.
- The Woobie: Hoo boy, Mao. See Tear Jerker above.
- Hiro. For starters, his parents died in a car accident. Chapter 32 reveals that despite always acting like he was fine on his own, Hiro had actually been very lonely, as well as possibly afraid of contacting his family again.
- Actually, pretty much every character in this series is given a decently valid reason to be felt sorry for at some point or another (i.e. Daiki, Miss Radical, Oda, and Chihiro as Hopeless Suitors for Mao, Hiro, Mao again, and Oda respectively, Mao's father, Kaito, who wants to help Mao but is rather unsuccessful, etc.) but these two are the most glaring and consistent examples by far.
YMMV / Taiyou No Ie