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oh Hai, i'm Generic Blue haired Protagonist! I've got a large....house... in which I live with my many female friends. They're silly, always forgetting that they have their own beds to sleep in and forgetting to wear clothes and such, but I SWEAR they're nice people!

Sometimes, Generic Browned Haired protagonist, my younger brother, comes over. He's pretty cool for a younger brother, he even has a Girlfriend! I think her name is Betty....or perhaps Veronica? I don't know, one of those.
He's not home very often. He's always at some kinda sport event... something about a tournament? He's either trying to get into Regionals one week or fighting in some "Holy Grail War" the next. It sounds so complicated, but at least his friends are there to help him out!

Oh, I also have a younger sister, Generic Brown-haired Girl Protagonist. She's currently living with her friend, I think her friends name is Yamada-san? yeah. That's the one. She's always talking about how cute Yamada is, but I've never seen her. She's got a large family I hear! Mostly brothers, I guess that's why the two are friends? Mutual Oni-chan love?






For those that don't get the Yamada part. Yamada is akin to John for Japanese names, and while it can be neutral, it's often a male name. His sister is Harem lead.
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Let me guess. Claire is the red headed one?


How did you EVER GUESS!? lol.

I have to say though that anime is the most stereotypical harem anime ever. It's worse than Infinite Stratos.
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Claire could possibly be a tsundere.
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Anime Cliches were like Fishes in the Ocean.
Originality were like Endangered Blue Whale in the Ocean.
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Every harem ever. That shit is everywhere, I've had enough of the stagnant crap.
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Mary Sue and Gary Stu characters in general. "Perfect", yet annoying or lacking depth, either way, such as either Tatsuya Shiba and Tsukino Usagi.

Most harem is the same, they just don't hold the candle for Ah! My Goddess, Tenchi Muyo! or Love Hina and instead abuse and recycle the same old honkers and pantie jokes, like in HSOTD. I like boobs too, but that's getting carried away.

As much I like shounen, there is one problem, the main characters usually being one-dimensional, simple-minded gluttons, like Naruto, Luffy, Goku or Kid Muscle, rather than leaning close to either Kenshiro, Vegeta, Edward, Raoh, Clare or Kuroo Kazama in personality, who are stronger in character and have much less of a crazy appetite.

That power of friendship stuff like in Fairy Tail (which I think deserves better tropes) and One Piece. It really needs to stop, because that is ridiculous PIS and is out of character for someone to get stronger with no skill, training, aspiration or inner strength. It's as if the author gave them steroids to cheat on fights in the name of his or her obsession with some characters.
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people need to watch more anime.
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Oh I have quite a few. The majority used in love triangle and harem romance stuff but specifically the following really get me though:


Unlucky Childhood Friend - Childhood friends/step sisters never win.

Can't Spit It Out - Never admit they like each other until the very last possible minute of the story.

The harem shipping harem member - Momo from TLR, Miku from DaL, Akeno from DxD etc. Just because you know you won't actually win you have to try and force a harem on the protagonist against his will. Do fuck off.

Clueless Chick Magnet - The dude is a c**t and dense as a black hole but somehow just attracts girls through sheer proximity.

Oblivious To Love - See that naked girl grappling your arm? She likes you. Go figure!

Accidental Pervert - Whether they are "accidentally" falling into a girl crotch or breasts or stumbling in on them changing it is just damn annoying when they overuse it, which they usually do.

Loveable Sex Manic/Chivalrous Pervert - Having saved her life or being an otherwise quite nice person doesn't really redeem the constant unwanted sexual advances and harassment. I'm very specifically look at you Hagure

Harem endings - These CAN work but normally they are used a cheap cop out that doesn't even change the status quo from earlier in the story. Completely half assed endings most of the time.

Lack of closure for the other girls - not really a trope but something that happens all the damn time in harem/love triangle stuff. The guy picks a girl and then BAM!!! One of the two following things happen:

1) the other girl/s are dropped from the story completely - Why spend X number of chapters/volumes/episodes building up this chapter, getting the viewer/reader invested in them and then just throw them out? It is insulting to the character and to the readers.

2) they hover around the OTP pining after a love that will never be - maybe this is a Japanese thing, maybe they think never giving up on a love you can never have is somehow endearing and romantic, but to me it is depressing as hell. Let them move on and show the reader/viewer they have cast their nets again. Give us hope for them in the future.

I'd really like to like harem/love triangle stuff but they just damn well won't let me. This is why my staple is slice of life ¬_¬
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Tropes don't really bother me, especially if they are still well done. There is a reason certain things are used so often...
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Probably the accidental pervert one. It wore out its welcome for me after the first time I saw it.
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KurtIrving wrote:

Mary Sue and Gary Stu characters in general. "Perfect", yet annoying or lacking depth, either way, such as either Tatsuya Shiba and Tsukino Usagi.

Most harem is the same, they just don't hold the candle for Ah! My Goddess, Tenchi Muyo! or Love Hina and instead abuse and recycle the same old honkers and pantie jokes, like in HSOTD. I like boobs too, but that's getting carried away.

As much I like shounen, there is one problem, the main characters usually being one-dimensional, simple-minded gluttons, like Naruto, Luffy, Goku or Kid Muscle, rather than leaning close to either Kenshiro, Vegeta, Edward, Raoh, Clare or Kuroo Kazama in personality, who are stronger in character and have much less of a crazy appetite.

That power of friendship stuff like in Fairy Tail (which I think deserves better tropes) and One Piece. It really needs to stop, because that is ridiculous PIS and is out of character for someone to get stronger with no skill, training, aspiration or inner strength. It's as if the author gave them steroids to cheat on fights in the name of his or her obsession with some characters.


I have to agree on that power of friendship thing. It's a cop out.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Boring anime.

I have a huge aversion to tsunderes; boring and predictable.


that and the air head girls who are innocent and eat alot and also they are always the main heroine in every harem no exceptions
Posted 12/11/14
Where all the romance building has been the two people arguing.
Posted 12/11/14 , edited 12/11/14

MacMeaties wrote:
Loveable Sex Manic/Chivalrous Pervert - Having saved her life or being an otherwise quite nice person doesn't really redeem the constant unwanted sexual advances and harassment. I'm very specifically look at you Hagure


Out of all the tropes, this is the one that could actually work out in real life. I don't necessarily harass anyone, though it is well known that I am a masochist who thinks a lot about sex, and I am pretty damn loved. So I disagree that pervert=harassment. Pervert simply means expressing your perverted side, not harassing others.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:Out of all the tropes, this is the one that could actually work out in real life. I don't necessarily harass anyone, though it is well known that I am a masochist who thinks a lot about sex, and I am pretty damn loved. So I disagree that pervert=harassment. Pervert simply means expressing your perverted side, not harassing others.


Nope, I agree, pervert doesn't = harassment but quite often in anime there is a character who does harass others and it is somehow okay because they are otherwise quite nice or saved their life etc. I referenced Hagure in the original post and I'll reference it again. The protag in that would regularly steal peoples' underwear that they were wearing at the time, grope them and so on but it was all a-okay cause he's the hero.
The point is that within the context of this trope the characters do make unwanted sexual advances or harass others and it is played for laughs.

Simply being a pervert is a completely different thing lol.
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