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Posted 4/26/17 , edited 4/26/17
So, you know that video of "every anime opening ever supercut", where they just take a bunch of clips from anime openings doing the same thing, and put them together?

Someone should do that with anime high school tropes.

Things like:

- Transfer students
- Sitting by the window
- Clubs
- Having to join a club
- Getting enough students to make a club
- School festivals
- Running a booth
- Cosplaying/cafes
- School festival as a backdrop to
- Sitting on the roof
- Student councils
- As obstruction (e.g. Love Live season 1)
- As fun makers (e.g. Code Geass)
- Just being ridiculous (e.g. Kill La Kill, FMP Fumoffu)

etc. (any more suggestions?)

It can also be really funny when these things are subverted and played with. Like how in Marginal #4, the transfer student isn't Rui, and in Love Live, when Honoka's talking about how they still need four members to make a club... and there's five of them at the table. Kamigami no Asobi also has a lot of that in general (e.g. Loki: "What does the Going Home Club do in morning meetings?" Thor: ".......... hm.") and the fact that the show is about gods from mythology in these settings (e.g. "Zeus says you have to make Hades join a school club!")

Also Haruhi Suzumiya. And Code Geass.
. . . . . . and Gakuen K (and high school AUs in general).

Thoughts? Other shows that have fun with these tropes?

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Guy falls on top of female classmate and his hand suddenly develops a strong magnetic attraction to her boobs.
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Sites for terrible events in the story (Another, High School of the Dead, Future Diary, Guilty Crown, etc...) (Might not fit the anime high school trope though)

Main character sitting at the back right corner of the classroom completely opposite from the door.

Big exams that everyone freaks out over.
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To add on to student councils:

a) If none of the main characters are the student council, they will typically take their job very seriously and may act as the antagonist, assuming they appear.

b) If all of the main characters are the student council, they will almost always be shown goofing off rather than working. They will also usually contain more female characters than male.
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Transfer student male or female with blond hair immediately label foreigner who parents live abroad and they have their own apartment.
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Transfer student gets in a fight with top of the class in the first episode, top of class gets beat up.
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On the subject of transfer students, about half of them use their old school's uniform instead of their new school's for reasons.
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from kindergarten to third year in High School they always has athletic competion event with teams in colors and headbands at lunch time bento with parents
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Confessions always happen under that tree out back behind the school or that tree on a hill, which is probably a sakura.

People become friends after they punch each other. People shape up after they get punched. So you should go out and punch as many people as you can - they'll become better people and they'll be your friend.
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CaelK wrote:

Transfer student gets in a fight with top of the class in the first episode, top of class gets beat up.


People become friends after they punch each other. People shape up after they get punched. So you should go out and punch as many people as you can - they'll become better people and they'll be your friend.


. . . . what anime are you watching? ^_^;;

Also, any more funny subversions?
Like in this episode http://www.crunchyroll.com/marginal-4-the-animation/episode-1-the-chaos-theory-born-from-the-stars-728859 18:52-21:10
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I love the sports events and school festivals at the schools. A recent example of a sports event would be the sports event in Kobayashi Dragonmaid; where Kanna and her classmates competed, while Kobayashi, Tohru, and other parents cheered them on. Those are usually heartwarming and fun.

School festivals are a little bit more varied. Some of my favorite school festivals are in Moyashimon; where:


Hmm, realized that I have examples from elementary school, and college, respectively. In terms of high school tropes, I also like the grounded and compassionate teachers. Examples being Katori from Amanchu, Sawako from K-On!!, and Takahashi from Interview with Monster Girls.
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