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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Has its own page.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Hime. Supporters like her as a cute and funny, yet surprisingly complex character, while detractors are often turned off by her first scene establishing her as a Gold Digger, and don't even give the series a chance because of that.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: On a first reading, nothing seems particularly odd about Mitsuki's meeting Hime, even after it's made clear that Mitsuki dislikes Hime. Later on, though, it's made clear that Mitsuki was overwhelmed with emotion upon seeing her old friend again, and was quite upset to see that Hime didn't recognize her.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
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    • Both Hime and Mitsuki are to blame for their friendship falling apart, but the falling out was hard enough on both girls that you can still feel sorry for them. It's even worse considering that at the time, they were each other's only real friends, and ended up friendless for the rest of elementary school. It's especially bad in Mitsuki's case, since her crippling lack of social skills and difficulty reading between the lines causes her to have difficulty making friends throughout middle school.
    • Kanoko also counts. She selfishly wants Sumika to abolish the schwester system, since Kanoko feels threatened by Hime's closeness with Mitsuki. That said, once you understand what Hime's friendship means to Kanoko, and how hard it can be for her to bear her unrequited love for Hime, you can see why Kanoko doesn't want to lose Hime.
  • Les Yay: Although some characters are explicitly in love with other girls, (Kanoko toward Hime, possibly Hime and Mitsuki), some interactions fall into this trope.
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    • Sumika performs a Wall Pin of Love on Hime twice in the first chapter.
    • While the schwester bonds aren't supposed to be romantic, when Sumika tells Kanoko the story of how Goeido dissolved Sumika's schwester-ship with Saionji by worming her way into the latter's heart, you can interpret Sumika's attitude as like that of a jealous loser in a Love Triangle, who's angry at Goeido for stealing the girl she loved.
      "We got along fine, but we weren't in love. I had no chance against Goeido and the romantic feelings she brought along with her."
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: The first volume is a relatively dull introduction to Liebe Girls' Academy, not to mention one that shows most of the cast as their least likeable selves. The story only really picks up by the end of that volume, when Mitsuki's true identity is revealed.
  • Values Dissonance:
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    • Hime once asks why a school for rich girls like the one that the café portrays is willing to let its students talk about taking part time jobs. In Japan, many schools do not allow their students to have part time jobs, especially not a prestigious one like the one portrayed by the café, and the localization notes explain this rule. That said, Hime's school seems to be an exception.
    • All throughout the first volume, Hime is basically blackmailed into working at the café, thrown into the workplace without any instruction or being taught anything on how things work around there, and whenever she messes up, she's basically berated and bullied for it. Nobody ever calls the girls on their behavior toward Hime and act like everything is Hime's fault for not knowing anything about how their café works. Westerners would very likely side with Hime, as she's basically being abused in a workplace, and the boss and employees would likely be fired if word of their behavior ever got out.
  • What an Idiot!: In elementary school, Hime hears that her classmates are spreading rumors about Mitsuki having bullied Hime into doing the recital with her. She concludes, not unreasonably, that this will only get worse as long as she stays with Mitsuki.
    You'd Expect: That she'd talk this out with Mitsuki, so that even if there's no other choice than to leave, that Mitsuki would understand her intentions.
    Instead: Hime quits the recital and doesn't tell Mitsuki, who learns of Hime's decision from the music teacher. Mitsuki then overhears Hime talking with her friends, and concludes that Hime's decision was an intentional betrayal.
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