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Posted 3/16/13

AnimeKami wrote:

why wouldn't a guy like to go in a house full of women

your logic is flawed sir.... seriously flawed

also bad tropes are the random deus ex machinas

agreed




cjg1029 wrote:

just knowing you're in a bath house with women and actually being near the women are two different things if naked girls are blocked by a wall and you're sitting in there by yourself in the quiet I don't really see that as enjoyable now if its mixed bath then heck yeah I'm all for it.


No.


dracphelan wrote:

I hate it when the guy is getting beaten for the actions of the girl (example, she causes something to happen that shows her panties and then slaps him him for seeing the incident). Imagine if the genders were reversed and the guy hit the girl for seeing something that embarrassed him.

The other thing I hate is lolicon. The other word for this is pedophilia.

Agreed, that also pisses me off
and I hate loli as well




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kaptainkooleio wrote:

Hate the Tsundere's, just to Cliche, annoying and over used.

<--- perfect example

IMO, she is one of the worst examples of a tsundere, because she is so lacking in the dere aspect.

Taiga from Toradora! would be a far better example, since when she is dere she can be very dere. Unfortunately, she carries on the belief many people (apparently including many writers) have that it is a requirement a tsundere be physically violent, which isn't true.


yeah I don't remember any dere side of her

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alrighty once again people. I have no problem with the bath house thing. If the guy can be in the same bath as the bunches of females or at least if it is separate then he has someone to hang out with talk to. I don't like when the guy has to go off by himself and sit alone and bored in a bath house just because the girls dragged him with. I think its a little insensitive for the girls to be able to hang out and have fun and hes sitting there alone not enjoying himself at all. Which was the case in Ai Yori Aoshi since Kaoru was the only guy that went and his scars on his back made him feel uncomfortable. Its not a matter of a fantasy of being around a bunch of half naked women because they're not and knowing there are half naked women in the same building doesn't make him any less bored of sitting by himself. Bath houses (altho I've never been to one) seem to be for hanging out with friends and chatting while you relax in the bath. You can't do that if you're all alone. There are plenty of shows that have the protag have multiple friends who join them I just don't like the part in the ones that don't. Its like all these girls are supposed to be in love with him but he is more like the 5th or 9th wheel or however many girls the series has. Keep bath house just add some guy friends so the protag can have some company too that's all I'm saying.
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Tropes I love:

Took a Level in Badass
This one is self-explanatory. A character goes from being a wimp to being awesome. If they were already awesome at the start, then they've become more awesome.

Mama Bear/Papa Wolf
Most parents tend to be useless, clueless, or are never around. Mama Bear/Papa Wolf won't let anyone mess with their children.
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Posted 4/6/13
(Not going to look up things on TV Tropes because I want to have my afternoon, thank you.)

My least favorite is the overly emotional (male) best friend. This happens in several genres, but especially in romance and harem titles. The main male character always seems to have one friend who flips out on him for either his good fortune or the simple fact that he exists. This leads to several minutes of screaming, tear fountains, crawling on the floor, etc. What kind of friend is this guy?
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

(Not going to look up things on TV Tropes because I want to have my afternoon, thank you.)

My least favorite is the overly emotional (male) best friend. This happens in several genres, but especially in romance and harem titles. The main male character always seems to have one friend who flips out on him for either his good fortune or the simple fact that he exists. This leads to several minutes of screaming, tear fountains, crawling on the floor, etc. What kind of friend is this guy?


Isn't it the Bromantic Foil? One who balances out the MC's normalcy
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Posted 4/6/13

dracphelan wrote:

I hate it when the guy is getting beaten for the actions of the girl (example, she causes something to happen that shows her panties and then slaps him him for seeing the incident). Imagine if the genders were reversed and the guy hit the girl for seeing something that embarrassed him.

The other thing I hate is lolicon. The other word for this is pedophilia.


Lolicons. Just no.

In terms of females asserting physical superiority over men in certain anime, I've always kind of accepted that as a counterbalance to the sexually charged and oft. misogynistic side of anime. Essentially it makes perversion seem more...safe or comfortable; girls can provide customary fan-service and guys can ogle them perversely because once the atmosphere reaches a certain point...BAM! Instant psychological cold shower for all involved! Think of it as the PG-13 buffer. Gintama uses it to counter historically obligatory traditional gender roles. That show modernised the period of samurai repute in a LOT of different ways though. Anyway I can't say I dislike this at all, it weaves into the genre an element of security and is also rather refreshing considering all the crap women have to put up with in the real world to boot.



I would however agree there is certainly a tendency for anime to overuse the 'violence against men' trope. Zero no tsukaima and Love Hina both lost me after the first few episodes because of the hideous frequency of the heroines' abuse.
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give me my harem and I'm good to go


but damn it, keep that "first girl - who is not the sister/relative or childhood friend - wins" crap out of my romantic comedies
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Too many to even think of at moment.
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one of my favorites are tentacle scenes xDD


"i seen enough anime to know where THIS is going"
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is it me are to all goofy evil women in anime have the same behind the hand laugh?
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Posted 9/27/13 , edited 9/27/13
Tropes I hate
1) The Power of Friendship
I don't despise this trope per se, but it's just so naive that it bothers me. It's fine if the show is focused around the idea (like Shugo Chara), but if they just throw it in because togetherness is cool and everyone who's off by himself is evil, then it just makes me facepalm. If they're going to use this, I want them to make it obvious from the get go. Otherwise, I will find it forced and highly unrealistic.

2) First Girl Wins
ARGH! I hate this trope because it seems to happen in like 70-90% of the harems i've seen. It's reached the point where it's not even a question anymore. Whenever I go into a harem, I ask "Who's the first girl he saw? That one. Ok, i'm done. Let's get this over with - it's gonna be her." What's the point of even introducing the other characters? How are they at all important? This primarily applies to harems. I don't really have a problem with this in love triangles.

Tropes I love
1) Shrinking Violet
Cutest character archetype in existence to me personally. That's really all I need to say.

2) Bifauxnen
I really like these characters - especially in yuri anime. Maybe it's because they complement my personality or something, but usually whenever these characters are making the ladies swoon, I tend to swoon with them lol
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Posted 9/27/13 , edited 9/27/13

TheAncientOne wrote:
Taiga from Toradora! would be a far better example, since when she is dere she can be very dere. Unfortunately, she carries on the belief many people (apparently including many writers) have that it is a requirement a tsundere be physically violent, which isn't true.


I just want to second this. Physical violence notwithstanding, Taiga is very well balanced between here tsun and dere sides. I noticed early on that she wasn't just tsun-tsun-tsun and then dere sometimes. Instead, she oscillates between the two sides depending on the situation. Furthermore, to back that all up, she is given a believable and realistic backstory explaining the reasons she is like that. For me, that's the kicker. Is there a reason that these girls are like porcupines, soft inside, but spiky outside? Or are they just like that to serve the trope?

On topic:

HATE-long, long, long explanations of how powers work coupled with characters NOT using that information to win. It's like, "Oh, here's the secret." "Well, thanksverymuch but I guess I just have to rely on the plot to get me through."

LOVE-Maybe love is too strong, but I like the different variations on the straightforward punch (Gon from HxH, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Touma from Index).
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Posted 9/27/13 , edited 9/27/13

Rito2Ru
but damn it, keep that "first girl - who is not the sister/relative or childhood friend - wins" crap out of my romantic comedies

You might like
which happens to be on CR.


seekerperson7 wrote:

Tropes I hate
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2) First Girl Wins
ARGH! I hate this trope because it seems to happen in like 70-90% of the harems i've seen. It's reached the point where it's not even a question anymore. Whenever I go into a harem, I ask "Who's the first girl he saw? That one. Ok, i'm done. Let's get this over with - it's gonna be her." What's the point of even introducing the other characters? How are they at all important? This primarily applies to harems. I don't really have a problem with this in love triangles.

You might like
which happens to be on CR.

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As for me....

Gosh, there are alot of tropes.

Tropes I like:
Secrets are in the Opening - (when the theme song is played, not necessarily the first 2 minutes of the show) - I never pay very close attention to the opening, even though I always watch it, but the details in them never cease to tease me and help me look forward to the rest of the show. Then, when they do show up, I'm like "Hey! It's that part in the opening!"

Cute girls - Don't deny it. If you're a guy, you like this too. The fact that almost all girls in certain harem anime are freaking models is... well... highly unrealistic and yet quite enjoyable.

Doting dads - Or more precisely, "caring dads", but "caring" doesn't start with a "d". I like seeing good, solid families. Speaking of which....

Tropes I hate:
Death in the family - :-| ... Excuse me, sir, I seem to have misplaced my emotion of sympathy. Would you find it for me? Having someone die in the family can be very touching, but when you see it over and over again, you start to isolate it to "their world" - that is, the world of the character, and it becomes a somewhat impersonal thing, or it least less touching to you.

Unrealistic bodies - Not just boobs, but also anything that distorts the human form. Chibi is an excellent example. Look, I left American cartoons because I did not like the lack of realism, so seeing it in anime, especially taken to the full extent like My Ordinary Life, is... depressing. In my opinion, it's laziness on the part of the artists. How much effort does it take to draw chibi? Not much. The only legit reason for using it is like stage play where you are trying to emphasize particular emotions, so there it's understandable.


There are so many other things that could be listed on both lists, but I don't have the time to post more...
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Love
Butt Monkey
Heel Face Turn (enemy side, switching to the heroes)
Big brother
You are my light, I am your shadow

The Big Guy
- The "human tank" in the group of protagonists. Physically buff in stature and the tall person in the party of 5.


Hate
I, me, myself

"I don't need anyone's help, I can do this on my own"

Temporary friendship
Beware of those in glasses or with the ^^
Too much kindness can be a bad thing
Human shield (sacrifice trope)
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cutting long hair to short hair as a sign of change, trope.

^ hate with a passion
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