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Anime Cliches - Things you are tired of seeing in anime
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21 / M / Right Behind You!!!!
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The fact that the majority of all anime protagonist sit next to the window during class.
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33 / M
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- Protect the world, destroy it. Protect the world (yet again o_O?)

DBZ, DBZ Kai, Yu-Gi-Oh (with it's "forbidden cards)

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"human tank" guys (with chin hair) usually say big stuff. "Don't worry, I'll save you while I sacrifice my lfie". For once, I'd wish they would just join with the group of protagonists and give up this tough guy act. And the whole group rush in for the attack

^ I say "human tank" as their build is all around muscular. And can pack quite a punch

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anti-protagonist upperclassmen/bully trope

This is when the upperclassmen or other bullys hang around or are near the protagonist. They say trashy things just to make the protagonist feel bad. But here comes the protagonist's "big brother' or best friend, which the upperclassmen get attacked by the protagonist's best buddy.

sample;
Shige, Seiji & Mizuno - Whistle!
Hiruma - EyeShield 21
Shizuo - Durarara!!
Kadota - Durarara!! (which he has a Yellow Scarf) - and he fights alongside Mikado's friends



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1. "Everything is inevitable" - depending on the context, that concept really pisses me off sometimes
2. Dead parents - seriously...does Anime not like parents or something?
3. The main character being bullied in their past or something like that
4. Contrived Weather - it just coincidentally rains or there is a thunderstorm during some type of confrontation

Trust me, I could be here all day...
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35 / M / Wisconsin
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The freeze frame. Audible boob-bouncing. The c'est-la-vie cliffhanger.
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29 / San Fran
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Hmm, let's see:

-Annoying little sisters who worship their brother like an idol and won't let any other girl near him.
-Harems. I mean, talk about generic! But I guess it's what sells. People in Japan make money off of mediocraty.
-Girls who are all air and no action.
-Oversized boobs (I wouldn't find them attractive even if I were a guy!)
-Godmodders. They think they're all that and a bag of chips when they're really not!
-Boring bishounens who look like they could easily pass for a girl.
-Male characters that are too skinny! They don't have to be incredibly muscular, but they at least need some meat on their bones!
-Too much fanservice
-Characters with mechas who always talk in numbers and codes. Hello! Me no speaky robonese! You need to talk in a way that's less complicatic!
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no where.
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>_>
that almost all the "main" characters.
die in the end.
i mean wtf?

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26 / M / USA (Miami, FL)
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Posted 10/16/10
Childhood friends who eventually become lovers. :/ Overdone.
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24 / M / USA
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Panties! It's the most pointless yet persuasive (profit) element in all anime! I mean it's like the writing staff of some animes have never seen panties....
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Animes are full of cliches and archetypes, it's one of the defining characteristics of the whole industry. This is particularly true for romance and shonen animes. You can almost call them cut and paste characters - watch 5 minutes of La Corda d'Oro or miracle train and you will see the same archetypes again and again.

Personally, I prefer quirky and orginal animes like Kino's Journey, Welcome to the NHK and Paranoia Agent or even Eden of the East. Animes like that restore my faith in the genre.
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33 / M
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protagonists who lie so that they would want to do something else.

Example


- protagonist who pretend their sick

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shifting from guys to girls

girls who make the protagonist feel bad. They say hurtful things. Like when


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protagonists do stupid and foolish things, just to get the girl.

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stop the waterworks already!

Seriously! You call yourself a protagonist but yet you whine like a lil kid. Time to grow up and be a real man or protagonist

Lag Seeing falls in this trope

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dead siblings/comrades

- Ace [One Piece]
- Kamina [Gurren Lagann]
- Kittan [Gurren Lagann]
- Lock-On Stratos [Mobile Suit Gundam 00 - episodes 1-25]
- Michio [FAFNER]
- Chiaki Honda [MAJOR]
- Shigeharu Honda [MAJOR]
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19 / M / in your closet.
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What is called?
When the person walks in at the exact moment someone does something wrong, bad, or whatever which was unintentional and on accident.
The typical scenes where the guy goes in the wrong bath or something. idk.
Posted 10/17/10 , edited 10/17/10
Mary Sues, girls who are all Boobs and cuteness and no backbone with no flaws, clumsiness and being apologetic are not flaws 9_9
im kinda tired the ecchi 8/ in my opinion if I wanted to see sex, I'd just watch a hentai or something

-_- no more Lolitas please we got plenty of them in the anime world to go around and I dont think making small children eye candy is a healthy image for veiwers

, no more busty highschool girls who look like there out of school and that look older then what they are(*being sexy is fine, but I prefer ripe and full grown women, not girls)

better yet, no more fan service Dx that annoys me, I've seen enough skirts and panties enough

no more goody good 2 shoes girl being in a love triangle of a geek and the badboy but ends up getting with the badboy, that concept is getting old

no more Emo pretty boys who have no personality! It just seems thats all there good for, just looking sexy for the horny fangirls! Dx its okay to have good looking characters but atleast give them a better personality then just standing there being silent and hot 9_9
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33 / M
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immature protagonists

- heroes who can't get a grasp around of what the main story is and why they fight and that unbekowst to their childish behavior. They are already drawn into the battle

One example of this;
Tsuna

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main characters interferring with the main character's goals

Sad, but true. They try to stop the heroes. But yet if they stop them, the heroes will be DONE FOR!!

examples
Haru Miura
Kyoko Sasagawa

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The "yakamashii!!" syndrome

constant chatter, people can't seem to stop talking for a few minutes to listen to their sensei or team leader.

examples
classroom settings
group discussions

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This isn't solely an anime cliche but rather a cliche that is seen in all types of film be that it is animated or filmed.
...And that is the line, "I see you haven't changed." or "Your the same as always." (or something along those lines) Okay, let me start by saying that through my 18 years of life on this planet, I have never heard that phrase come out of someones mouth. No one says that. And when I hear that phrase in film I can't help but look away from the screen in embarrassment. That line of dialogue is not only chiche but terribly cheesy. Phrases like that are always thrown into a scene usually based on dialogue, and usually serious. But when someone says "I see you haven't changed, my friend," when two characters are reminiscing on shared experiences, it turns a very real scene superficial. Basically I hate that phrase and it should never be spoken again.

And on that note, two old friends reminiscing about shared memories is lame. I don't have a problem with the idea, rather I have a problem with the way this kind of situation has been executed in film. Don't talk about it, show it to me. That's what film is for, you can show the audience what happened instead of telling them. But don't make the flashbacks cheesy and with shitty dialogue. That will break the scene and possibly spoil the mood of the whole episode.
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33 / M
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Posted 10/25/10
This' a cliche I like

"Akiramenai!" (never give up)

Usually used in a sports anime. When the odds seem against the protagonists, they keep pushing to the very end.
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