Anime tropes?
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Ive been watching Anime for some time now, and Ive noticed a lot of things.

For example, the Protagonist will usually fall in love, if not always, with the girl whose hair is a shade of red.

If a girl with red hair is not present, then he will generally fall in love with a girl whose hair is brown or black. This is generally speaking for love triangle animes. If both a red haired and brown haired girl is present, then it becomes a unwanted harem and the protagonist will generally string them both along.

The girl whose hair is blue/purple/dark is generally considered the yandere, and if the protagonist has a best friend that is a main/important character, she is the ocassionally, albeit unwanted, love interest for him. Statistically speaking, when in a limited cast, meaning there is no brown or red haired girls present, or the brown haired girl is far too young, she is usually his, the protagonist, love choice.



She is also the girl who the protagonist will always meet when he was younger, however they are often gender confused tom boys during that time period. Unbeknownst to the Protagonist, that the kid he is hanging out with is actually a girl, they gain a strong friendship, and the protagonist promises one, or often several things; Most commonly 'protecting said person', 'being friends with said person forever', 'I will come back to said person in the future'. The build up of feelings for the girl becomes so strong that she will want to reveal that she is a girl, but around the time she finally wants to do it, the protagonist departs ways for about... 7 or 10 years, only to come back to meet a girl who keeps reminding him of his old friend, but wait..his old friend was a dude, so he shrugs it off.

Also another thing I noticed is, usually Anime will use the number 108 (I.E Sekirei) very often. I think that has to do with good luck or something.

The hair thing is pretty weird, I wonder why? Maybe its to make writing easier for the authors.
These are just some of the things I notice that happen to reoccur, and be very prominent in anime shows.

What are things you've noticed will happen often?
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I guess one exception to your love rule regarding hair color is Shuffle and Ai Yori Aoshi.

Things I noticed that happen too often....have to think about that one.
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I've often come to many websites were you are allowed an avatar, yet I've seen many dudes lifting up his shirt and or half naked in front of a mirror taking a picture of himself with his phone. All in the while looking at the phone so he can take the picture.

Why is that? is it a fad? BTW the "dudes" that usually do this are the slim and fit ones... you get the idea

I'm sorry we were talking about anime, let me get back on topic.


There has never been that perfect anime.

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Hair colors are coded for your convenience. It's much more easier to identify what sort of character they if have a certain hair color.

Anyway, TV Tropes is a good site if you want to know various tropes ranging from books to movies.
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Frenemies

Characters within your party members decides to defect to the dark side.

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Butt Monkey (trope for characters cracking jokes)

Feel like laughing when your day has all been sour?

Naruto
Natsu
Gray
Lucy
Luffy
Happy
Chopper

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Characters who do a really good job of playing the role as the protagonists' "big brother"

Kawabuchi - Kids on the Slope
Shigeki - Whistle!
Honma - Whistle! (manga only)
Takeshi - REBORN!
Momoshiro - The Prince of Tennis & The New Prince of Tennis

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My favorite one!

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