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YMMV / True Tears

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  • Awesome Music: The entire show is known for its fitting and beautiful soundtrack.
  • Broken Base: Anime ending is a good drama having an actual Family-Unfriendly Aesop message, or a forced drama, to evoke in the audience a reaction due to sadism towards their favorite heroine?
  • Designated Hero: Although it is possible that this was invoked for Author Tract, not many fans perceived Hiromi as a good character, more considering her a jealous jerk that offended Noe even when she believed that they could not be together with Shinichiro.
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  • Ending Aversion. One of the biggest examples in the romantic anime. Not only was Noe in Fan-Preferred Couple for the fans of the show, so also the protagonist chose Hiromi, which most fans viewed at best as a boring and flat character, and at worst as a disgusting Jerkass who ruined Noe and Shinichirou's relationship.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Depending on your point of view, the final message of the show is either that romantic feelings do not depend on how much you are doing for your Love Interest and that you should not interfere in other people's romantic relationships, or that all the males are jerks, so girls should not try to do much for them.
  • Idiot Ball: A dramatic Love Triangle would never have happened if Hiromi immediately told Shinichirou that she was ignoring his feelings, because his mother said that they were brother and sister and subsequently Shinichirou could find out from his father that it was a lie.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • True Tears only has seven episodes.
    • Again, this is the first work in the original script of Mari Okada, whose ending provoked anger among the fans.
  • Narm: The constant talk about tears can come across as something very creepy.
  • The Scrappy: One of the main complaints with the series is that Shinichirou, the protagonist, is too bland. And that his obsession with Hiromi's tears is cranked up to serial killer levels. Another prospect for future serial killer levels of creepiness is Jun, Noe's brother, who acts like an egoistic jerk throughout the entire series.
    • Additionally, Hiromi is often hated for being slightly less interesting than the other girls on the show. Thus when she got together with Shinichirou, the resulting backlash bore out from the Shipping Wars.
      • In relation to the above hate against Hiromi, fans also despise her for her very subtle Jerkass attitude towards Noe. Her selfishly telling Noe to go away and to leave her and Shinichiro alone because they reached an understanding while Noe was still in a relationship with Shinichiro was the boiling point of the fans', especially Noe's (and there are a lot of them), hatred towards Hiromi.
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  • Tear Jerker: Again, what did you expect?
  • The Woobie: Noe.

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