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9259 No. 9259 [Edit]
In this thread, we discuss and point out regular cliches and common occurrences found in anime.
a example would be the well known protag seat, but there are many out there, some more obvious than others.

Just to start things off, this is one I've been seeing a lot of.
Characters who fail to notice obvious things directly in front of them, often times needing someone to point it out for them.
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>> No. 27177 [Edit]
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Impossible martial arts are superior.
>> No. 27197 [Edit]
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Every now and then you get that one girl who cuts her hair short like a boy, dresses like a boy, and acts like a boy of their own free will. They then strongly lament not being more feminine, as if they're being forced with a gun to their head to continue looking and acting like a boy.
>> No. 27199 [Edit]
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For schoolgirls they are readily available, as it's usually apart of their stuff for school.

Pressure of peers and society is quite heavy for some.
>> No. 27201 [Edit]
Oh please, they bring it upon themselves.
>> No. 27394 [Edit]
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The people behind TV and movies often seem to have a poor and almost childish understanding of property ownership and finances. People who are financially successful typically have diversified holdings. Meaning they have money in multiple locations, so that if something happens to their source of money, they have something to fall back on. Even people who aren't financially successful understand the need to save for a rainy day.
Also, just because you loose your job or your business fails, or whatever that doesn't mean "they" can come and take all your stuff. Possession is nine tenths of the law, and taking stuff that isn't and never was theirs is theft. Unless you were leasing or mortgaging and couldn't make your payments, then the bank can't just take property you own that simply. If you're as filthy rich as tv/move makes characters out to seem and you don't have any savings to fall back on, you don't own the home you live in, the car you drive, or even the cloths on your back, then you deserve to be sent to the poor house.
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When people in the anime world finish cleaning something, it's customary to spray paint it with high gloss clear coat.
>> No. 27723 [Edit]
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I'm no rocket scientist, but I'm pretty sure rockets travel in a mostly straight line, not zig zags.
Also, I'm pretty sure they travel at insanely fast speeds, close to that of your average bullet. Anime meanwhile depicts them as being very slow moving things you can easily dodge, grab out of the air, or even jump on.
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Characters being made to wear silly or embarrassing outfits, but not saying anything about it until after they already put it on.
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People falling and ending up in embarrassing positions that are impossible to pull off accidentally.
>> No. 29593 [Edit]
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Main characters almost always live in big expensive super clean and well kept upper middle class houses in nice areas which can afford stay at home mothers, (if not parents who travel the world endlessly and can afford to financially support their children from abroad). In general, anime characters live in three very specific classes. Upper middle class, absurdly stupidly rich, or piss poor borderline living in a shack. Anything that falls in between those is uncommon.
>> No. 29595 [Edit]
Their parents are travelling because of their work, not because they can afford it for fun, is usually how it goes.

>Upper middle class
For a family, that's pretty much middle middle-class. Singles don't have much need for a nice home, so their middle-class abode would be less refined.
>> No. 29596 [Edit]
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I beg to differ. They're often shown traveling to and exploring exotic locations you wouldn't go to for business while hanging out with natives and collecting souvenirs to offload at home for their one ep return before heading back.
>> No. 29598 [Edit]
Isn't pic related a bad example though? We know Kiritsugu is a (former?) assassin, and probably already rich. Maybe he's in those exotic places "fixing" things. I agree though, I already lost count of how many times I've wondered where these kids' parents are and why they leave them alone so much, but I guess is somewhat necessary for plot? Who knows.
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The Einzberg family is filthy rich. They're way above upper-middle class. They own a freaking castle.
And really, it's a joke. Self-aware references to played out tropes.
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Correct me if I'm wrong here (I've only seen the first season), but doesn't Fate Kaleid Liner take place in an alternate none cannon universe were the grail war never took place and much of what applied to the original series might not or flat out doesn't apply there? Seemed very open ended in a way that you couldn't tell what applies or not so everything would have to be taken at face value. In other words, x thing from the original story only holds true in Kaleid Liner if Kaleid Liner says it does. If you really want to get into it, shirou should be living with his real family and both Irisviel and Illyasviel shouldn't even exist, Same for their two maids. Irisviel would also be just as big/old as shirou and in highschool with him if she were a normal girl, and Kiritsugu never would have hooked up with Illyasviel if not for the war. So it's kinda pointless to nitpick that anime, as it's clearly not meant to adhere to any sort of continuity (or be taken seriously), from what I saw at least. What I got from it was a story of "what if these characters were all normal people living a normal life, then lol random crazy thing happens to them.". The Einzberg family is filthy rich in the original story, but they don't seem to be in that anime, maids or not. They seemed relatively normal, ie middle class.
>> No. 29604 [Edit]
>as it's clearly not meant to adhere to any sort of continuity (or be taken seriously)
You haven't watched season three. All I will say is: if you enjoyed the VN (Heaven's Feel particularly), you will enjoy 3rei.
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Characters with toxic cooking skills who have no clue how bad their cooking is. Typically because no one tells them anything and they never seem to eat their own cooked food.
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The holy grail war was a thing in that anime but its not been really been told how deeply Kiritsugu/Irisviel were involved. Also I'm under the impression neither are homunculus (unless mentioned in future episodes), but if you watch beyond the first season more information will come out.

Also more information about how it relates to the cards especially in the later seasons, I think the first season isn't nearly as good as the rest too. I think its a borderline cringe comedy series as well.
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>> No. 29649 [Edit]
Hot springs episode.
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This pose.
>> No. 29952 [Edit]
The one cliche that ticks me off the most is when a show introduces an antagonistic character, has them act in awful, selfish, destructive, or another heinous manner only to have this character be forgiven completely and completely change attitude while their actions are more or less brushed under the rug while being a little bit apologetic at best. Often it is underplayed or they try to describe their actions as justifiable due to another unseen motive, but those things don't permit acting like a terrible person and showing little remorse.

Post edited on 8th Dec 2017, 7:47pm
>> No. 29964 [Edit]
I know what you mean. I hate seeing evil people get treated like a saint because of one good act.
>> No. 29989 [Edit]
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student councils tend to be run by unreasonable totalitarian cunts and assholes who get a raging boner for abusing their power. Has me wondering if this is a reflection of real Japanese high schools.
>> No. 30018 [Edit]
clueless but cute student leaders seem to be nearly as common
>> No. 30058 [Edit]
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It's all too common for dance routines in anime to be little more than a handful of sliding still images.

This is of course mostly due to budget and time constraints, and how much of a pain in the ass these things would be to animate, nevertheless...
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If there's a school play, the appropriate genders for the roles are likely to be swapped.

Likewise, if the focus of an episode is a girl preparing for her role in a play, she is likely switch roles to play a prince at the very last minute as a surprise twist. This is even more likely to happen if she gets told she would fit the role of a princess very well.
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Images of parents have a tendency to be obscured in photos. Often times this is used to illustrate that the person is dead or no longer a part of the family.
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Side characters who get their life story dumped on the viewer right before they die.
It's like the creators think of these elaborate back stories for these characters and want to get it out there but have no idea how to present it in a way that feels natural.
>> No. 31719 [Edit]
Was Accel World good? I can't remember
>> No. 31910 [Edit]
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When in doubt, add maids.
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In gun fights, everyone uses tracer rounds.

It's also surprisingly easy to hold a normal conversation while taking heavy fire, it's barely an inconvenience!
>> No. 31923 [Edit]
Didn't much care for it myself.
It acts as a good matador for addiction and the problems it causes to your health and your relationships, but I'm sure this was not intended by the creator. I also found some of the characters insufferable. The male lead felt like an insult if he was meant to be an self insert character, and the female lead/love interest turned out to be a pretty shitty person when her backstory is revealed, which wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't played off like no big deal. People will likely enjoy it however for it's action and interesting theme.

Post edited on 24th Nov 2018, 5:27pm
>> No. 31926 [Edit]
>the beach episode
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One of the biggest threats you'll face in the world of anime, is flying soccer balls.

Watch out!!
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Randomly meeting a new character by chance on the streets who shortly after reappears and turns out to be somehow related to the main characters and/or joins them. Often times it's a transfer student who joins the main character's class after bumping into them on the street.
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Size matters not -Maple, Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu
>> No. 34010 [Edit]
Miki-chan a cute!
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In the world of anime, animals are often born with heart shaped birth marks.
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You're not allowed to go to the beach without first loudly announcing that it's the beach.
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>> No. 34468 [Edit]
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Male and female friends who aren't dating (yet) are not allowed to be alone together in public without someone mistaking them for a couple.
>> No. 34469 [Edit]
I'm trying to recall if I've ever seen/read such a scene where one of the friends seriously took advantage of being "misunderstood" and didn't apologize for it afterwards.
>> No. 34473 [Edit]
Adults having no discernible characteristics beyond working.

I am Character A's Parent #1. I work. My work is very serious and hard. I am always in a hurry. If I participate in the story it's only to occasionally display how comically clueless I am regarding anything unrelated to my very serious adult work. I am silly. Work is being. Ha-ha.

It's like these adults lose all humanity and transform into walking suit hangers that do generic unspecified work-work, spending their days typing unknown things on a computer and speaking into phones for no clear reason.
Will all the endearing vibrant characters I love also turn into these forgotten automatons, stuck performing loops of unexplainable tasks somewhere in the distant desaturated background?
It's kinda creepy.
>> No. 34474 [Edit]
>Will all the endearing vibrant characters I love also turn into these forgotten automatons, stuck performing loops of unexplainable tasks somewhere in the distant desaturated background?
No, because after their story ends, they stop aging. Their state becomes immutable. It's both depressing and relaxing.
>> No. 34475 [Edit]
Isn't that like real life?
>> No. 34477 [Edit]
I don't know. Is it?
>> No. 34479 [Edit]
Seems like it to me, and perhaps even more so in Japan where "the company" is pretty much your life:
I don't know how much of this is still true. Do companies still onboard salarymen and provide them employment until retirement?
>> No. 34480 [Edit]
Salaryman culture is dying like similar structures in most of the first world, it's still a thing for 50-60 yo people, not the youngsters. A company is not going to take care of you or give you a job for all your life, that's not "competitive" and japanese exceptionalism can't last forever.

Still, that doesn't mean that;
>Adults having no discernible characteristics beyond working.
It's less real. Adults are incredibly boring creatures. I would say in other countries work is substituted by sex, and little else.
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