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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/22/17

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Falls in love with a sibling.

Oops turns out this sibling is somehow completely unrelated to you by blood.


Would you rather they not be unrelated by blood?
Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/22/17
I can't think of anything tbh but recently I caught up again in One Piece. The artstyle towards females is annoyingly bad. The ridiculous proportions
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/22/17
Giant bouncing boobs, seriously, just one is about the size of the character's head or even bigger. It gets worse when they're covered by some skimpy ill fitting bra that serves as the only top the character will wear.

Boob groping for any reason, that's no accident even if you fall on someone.

Non existent parents/adults

Fainting just because they have a common cold, not even the flu which gets better with home cooked meals, pills and a day's rest.

lollies/shota or sexualised children or characters like children

licking lips

excessive blushing

Boys in the wrong place when it comes to girls dressing, skirt problems or accidents that get beaten up.

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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/22/17

Niddhog wrote:


kevz_210 wrote:

Easy, the airhead lead MCs in harem anime. This cliche needs to die already.


Have you seen Trinity Seven? MC is both a total pervert but still keeps from veering into pure sleaze levels like that twit from Heaven's Lost Property. Its actually a give and take between him and some of the girls as he routinely gets outmaneuvered. A couple times its HIM getting sent running in embarrassment when someone refuses to "follow the script" or outplays him. He also has a separate goal he prioritizes over just lecherous pursuits :It makes him far more "human" than the average generic harem dunce. The girls are also competent and (mostly) fleshed out as well... so its definitely several cuts above your normal harem trash fair.



Trinity Seven is an anime you watch when you need to watch something that is the exact opposite lol, yeah fun watch for sure.
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/23/17

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Girl running with toast in her mouth.


that cliche is used these days to kind of mock the cliche it's self
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/23/17
There's so many I couldn't possibly list a single one that ticks me off the most.

SUDDEN CELLPHONE CALL is up there, though.
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
Many of my pet peeves have been mentioned already so I'll add my voice to the chorus:

Nosebleeds
The oh so accidental boob grabs
The incest love stuff
The dead parents
Oversized boobs

I'll add to that:

Siblingcons (I mean c'mon they are annoying)
Long exchanges during battle (with the exception if they are friends) also hate telling the enemy just how they are going to attack them.

But I also have an underlying issue with with the sometimes simplistic cliché that if you give a villain a chance that villain will turn into a good guy. In some circustances, depending on the situation that is true, but in others it is a irresponsible thing to do as there was no reason to think (except in the rosy world of the anime) that the villain would change and cease to try killing the MC's. I've come across versions of this often enough to feel bothered by it. Sure it feels good in the moment to not kill/apprehend someone believing they will now reform themselves, but if we are even slightly realistic what if that means that killer or thief just goes on kill or steal anyway? In a sense wanting to believe that just letting someone go will change them might make you feel better and good about yourself, but will probably mean other people paying the price. So often it has seemed more about not killing or only bad guys kill than anything else. And that is simplistic.
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
Anime trope? Rich oblivious girls.

Not necessarily anime exclusive trope, but tends to happen a lot in anime:

Coming back from death

Easiest way for a show to lose trust from the viewer IMO

Of course, I'm referring to when it is shown onscreen and implied that the character is dead and gone, not something like return by death or when the character isn't shown dying onscreen.
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
<<Generic Staple Trope>> seen in all anime.

Followed with discusions how that anime sucks in different threads, BUT!!!! you almost always see the <<Generic Staple Trope>> in any anime regardless. So if one anime sucks by your opinion but someone else likes the anime you said sucks and hates the other guy's anime.

Unstoppable Trope meats Unmovable Plot Trope, always written the same way. Haters gonna hate but they have to realize, your favorite anime is just trash with an unbiased opinion, cause anime uses the same tropes over and over (you will see about 50% of tropes in any anime).
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17

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The long monologues from a villain during a battle in a shonen anime. This is a staple aspect of every shonen fight. Also, the back and forth battle supremacy between the hero and the villain. One second the villain is about to wipe out the hero, but the hero pulls a special technique he's been training up specifically for this predicament, or a friend jumps in the way, or a badass teacher or older character intervenes. Tired shonen tropes. Just bang out the fights and leave the talking for later lol.

Much, much more that grind my gears heavily...


Similar to this... I've always wondered, since the middleschool days of watching DBZ after I hop off the bus, is why everyone just stands around trading attacks? You'll see this long-drawn out scene where a character, hero and villain both equally guilty, start charging up their attack. Or starting a long incantation, or drawing a ritual circle, booting up their mega-laser, etc, etc. So at the first sign your opponent is about to launch a special attack.... why not try to interrupt them? I mean just pick a rock up off the ground and chuck it at their head... SOMETHING! At the very least prepare a defense, find cover, or in general run like hell.

Nope, gotta just sit there dumbly watching each other. Just trading blows, 5 minutes at a time.

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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
The high pitched voice, shows too much(giant) cleavage character cliche, is super annoying to me.

Oh and parent-less society....
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
Kind of a dumb question nut what is the difference between a cliche and a trope?
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17

Niddhog wrote:


PandaSamaBoi wrote:

The long monologues from a villain during a battle in a shonen anime. This is a staple aspect of every shonen fight. Also, the back and forth battle supremacy between the hero and the villain. One second the villain is about to wipe out the hero, but the hero pulls a special technique he's been training up specifically for this predicament, or a friend jumps in the way, or a badass teacher or older character intervenes. Tired shonen tropes. Just bang out the fights and leave the talking for later lol.

Much, much more that grind my gears heavily...


Similar to this... I've always wondered, since the middleschool days of watching DBZ after I hop off the bus, is why everyone just stands around trading attacks? You'll see this long-drawn out scene where a character, hero and villain both equally guilty, start charging up their attack. Or starting a long incantation, or drawing a ritual circle, booting up their mega-laser, etc, etc. So at the first sign your opponent is about to launch a special attack.... why not try to interrupt them? I mean just pick a rock up off the ground and chuck it at their head... SOMETHING! At the very least prepare a defense, find cover, or in general run like hell.

Nope, gotta just sit there dumbly watching each other. Just trading blows, 5 minutes at a time.



This ^
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17

uncletim wrote:

Kind of a dumb question nut what is the difference between a cliche and a trope?


A cliche is simply when a trope is used in a way that is ineffective, irritating, unimaginative, or predictable. Tropes are not inherently bad themselves, but a cliche is always considered the failed utilization of a trope
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17

KongouGaro777 wrote:


uncletim wrote:

Kind of a dumb question nut what is the difference between a cliche and a trope?


A cliche is simply when a trope is used in a way that is ineffective, irritating, unimaginative, or predictable. Tropes are not inherently bad themselves, but a cliche is always considered the failed utilization of a trope


thank you that clears up a lot
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