The majority of it is kept within the party chat, but the entire Flowell part of the game was really cringe-worthy in my opinion. I mean, a country in which only women can live? With no explanation as to why that is? Seriously? It was just an excuse to give Ringabell a harem environment to unleash more pervy lines. That's not even mentioning the ridiculousness of everything involved in the pageant portion of that area. Other than that, the Victor and Victoria characters are just... ugh... Then there's the idol and her followers... Stuff like that.
Also, I don't know what is really meant by "otaku bullshit" but nothing really stands out as particularly offensive to me. I'm quite turned off the takeover of Jrpgs by anime tropes these days - I can't even enjoy the Tales series - but there hasn't been anything that has really made me cringe thus far. It's been quite an enjoyable experience. Definitely a shame if SE keeps it limited to Japan.
I guess I just would have preferred it took a bit more serious of a tone with the dialogue and characters considering that the events happening to them are very serious indeed. Personal preferences and all that, I suppose.
Yeah, everyone (except maybe your healer) should have access to lvl 14 すっぴん if for nothing else than the ものまね skill, which is absolutely essential in my opinion. It lets do whatever the immediately previous command was again, free of cost. So, you could use the Monk's 点穴 ability, which normally costs 1 BP, for free after the first time.
Me too, I stopped using it as soon as the other jobs became available. In FFV they have the most freely selectable ability slots so you go back to them to customize your ultimate character for the last boss but I didn't expect them to learn anything. Although they have the analyze ability, that should have given me a hint.