The bratty adolescent protagonist, as long as the anime does a good job as a coming-of-age story. It's always nice to compare a character from their whiny/weak self in episode one to their developed, mature self at the end.
For plotlines, saving the world never really gets old, does it?
Ambivalent villains with multi-layered personalities and motivations.
One of anime's strengths, I think, is how they avoid cardboard "evil" types, and give the villains complex personalities.
That kind of thing can never be overused, IMO.
you're not a badass unless you have a hat
I like when one character shows up, and has this epic walk or stare, which shows that the character means business.
I never get tired of those scenes
Something like slapstick slice-of-life anime such as:
Kyou No Go No Ni
K-On (slightly a bit different genre, but just a bit)
M is for Matt
For me I have always wanted to see an Anime that takes place in a prison (if there is one out there I apologize)
do kind of a Shawshank Redemption kind of thing. Why not? If we can have anime's about working in a goddamn restaurant we can have a character driven Prison Anime.
Watch Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin. It's pretty much what you're looking for.
villains who hate humanity because of how flawed it is
I can't really hate a villain i agree with
IT SHOULD'VE BEEN YOKO!
Dense, klutzy, average looking guys who attract beautiful women by doing nothing at all in harems and ecchis.
Those Damn Tsunderes
Most cases of Obfuscating Stupidity or Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass.
My most favorite anime cliches :
Lazy Scriptwriters who lack talent
Set in Fantasy world with magic
Characters using their own intuition
Sci-fi setting world with robots, space ships and lasers
Robots in non-mecha anime
Plotless comedy (like K-on!, Nichijou and Yuru yuri)
Cute characters doing cute things
Plot Twist (kinda climatic)
References to mythology, history and legends
Awesome attack moves
Light Hearted story
Characters wearing silly hats
Useful underdog MC
MC who fears nothing
Immortal characters who look very young
Youkai characters from Japanese folklore stories
Breaking the 4th wall
Highly Motivated Characters
Epic OP/ED theme song
Cute OP/ED theme song
Powers that explain everything
Very friendly, Kind,Chaotic good characters
Conspiracy theory plot
Girl who don`t hate Perverts
Comic Relief characters
Evil never wins
Subliminal Message that solves the mystery
Worst character dies
Narrator who explains everything
Villains who became good guys at the ending
Kenshiro type Characters
Araragi Koyomi type characters
Hachiman type characters
Levi Rivaille type characters
Natsume Takahashi type characters
Watashi (from Humanity has declined) type characters
Reinhard von Lohengramm type characters
Joseph Joestar type characters
Gintoki Sakata type characters
Spike Spiegel type characters
Claire Stanfield type characters
Dio Brando type Characters
http://i.imgur.com/tw3iWgg.jpg <----- My Reaction on Winter 2014
- Plotless Moe Slice of Life
- Anime inside an Anime
- Transfer Student
- Nakama Power
- Mahou Shoujos
- Twin tails
- Megane Girls
- Ojou samas
- Mysterious characters
- Overused Running Gag
- Sarcastic Characters
- Generic Harem Characters
- Ditzy Main Character
- Girls and Weapons
- Colourful hair coloirs
I never tire of the servant x master animes, especially those with a younger male protagonist and an older male protector. Examples include PandoraHearts, Makai Ouji, Kuroshitsuji, and Hakkenden.
I also love slice of life anime centered around a group of male friends (like Free!).
I just want to make it clear that I don't prefer the cast to be mostly male because of some yaoi or shipping fantasy. I just think males make for better stories.
I want to see more ass kicking demon girls somehow being together with totally powerless humans and wondering why the people are scared if her eyes glow at them even if she just is a bit angry and not yet killing angry
Searching a demoness from hell or goddess from heaven...