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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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unimportant background characters rarely get colorful hair.
>> No. 9263 [Edit]
High school settings
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People spontaneously falling asleep during conversations, usually when someone is about to say something important.

It's like Japanese people all have a very convenient form of narcolepsy.
>> No. 9269 [Edit]
Classrooms always have 2-B or 2-C has the room number.
>> No. 9324 [Edit]
A lot of dramas seemed forced, from the beginning to the end.

Too many protagonists are very generic or are losers.
>> No. 9386 [Edit]
It's like an audio drama.. unless someone states it, it didn't happen.

Also I notice that anime seiyuus speak slowly.
>> No. 9389 [Edit]
really? I find dialogue is always very rushed in anime.
>> No. 9423 [Edit]
Normal people suddenly becoming physic for a split second, just long enough to know someone they care about far away is in danger at that very moment.
>> No. 9435 [Edit]
I hate when a show sets up fanservice by knocking the MC on top of a female character, and then the female character kicks him off while calling him a pervert. Now that I think about, a lot of fanservice setups are horribly cliched.

Or maybe its just me not liking fanservice.
>> No. 9436 [Edit]
I'm pretty sick of it myself also. like guys who don't know how to knock, walking in on naked girls who don't know how to lock, the door.
but what really bugs me is when the girl falls on the guy, and still has the nerve to call him the pervert, even though she's pining him to the ground.
Just once I'd like to see a girl fall on a guy, while his boxers get shown to her a little, and he yells something like 'SLUT' or 'WHORE', smacks her off then runs away crying, while people ignore that it was an obvious accident and give her shit for being a slut, maybe threaten to call the police of something on her while she sneaks away in shame.
(you know, like how it always is, with the roles reversed.)
>> No. 9437 [Edit]
Oh man, that kind of stuff pisses me off so much. I remember when in Motto To Love Ru when Nana and Momo ran away to find Lala, but just decide to take a bath instead of telling anyone that they arrived. Then then when Yuki opens the door to the bathroom when he knows the location of every other person in the house, he is a pervert for seeing the twins who broke and entered into his house to bathe. In retrospect, I have no idea why I watched any of To Love Ru, it was just fanservice the show.

I didn't mind all the fanservice in Bakemonogatari for some reason though.

I would love to see a satire of Anime that took cliches and turned them on their head in a deadpan manner. Too bad every satire of Anime is way over the top and made by westerners who haven't the slightest idea about the actual content of Japanese animation.

Post edited on 20th Apr 2012, 12:17am
>> No. 9438 [Edit]
>I would love to see a satire of Anime that took cliches and turned them on their head in a deadpan manner.
>> No. 9439 [Edit]
There was some anime where the guy pinned the girl by accident, then another girl went in and he was trying his best to explain the situation. The girl just said 'I know, you fell on top of her her by accident just before I came in, right?'. I don't remember what anime it's from. I bet it was used in multiple shows, too. This scene is the protag seat of harem/fanservice/romcom anime.
>> No. 9440 [Edit]
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School Rumble has a scene like that as well.

And then there's the portrayal of homosexuality in anime, which is either goes the route of boku no pico or HARDO GAY.
>> No. 9442 [Edit]
Side note: Macademi Wasshoi is fucking great.
>> No. 9443 [Edit]
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Yeah it was pretty awesome.
Kinda sucks how it just went under the radar.

I blame Toradora.
>> No. 9447 [Edit]
Impossible/improbable living situations and lack of adults.

Makes it so much easier for the MC to score with girls.
>> No. 9470 [Edit]
Guns all have loose parts that rattle around whenever the gun is moved.
>> No. 9480 [Edit]
To be fair, this seems strangely common in western films and animation too.
>> No. 9487 [Edit]
Everybody in Japan is deaf and everybody hates repeating what they said (in all honesty what they say is usually meaningless but that's just anime dialogues for you).

'What did you say?' 'No, it's nothing'. Every single time.

Also so-called Disney deaths. Pisses me off so much.
>> No. 9505 [Edit]

I find that odd, becuase so very often characters continue conversations while driving or flying away or whatever, well out of ear shot.
>> No. 9521 [Edit]
Everyone becomes dense as a black hole when someone is romantically interested in them.
>> No. 9528 [Edit]
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Final bosses that bash the hell out of the hero and loses when the hero does ONE move.
>> No. 9572 [Edit]
Dudes who wake up in hospital beds have a tendency to rip off any attached medical devices while ignoring their injury and trying to leave.
>> No. 9573 [Edit]
People are always getting grazed by bullets or swords on their cheek, usually their left cheek. leaving a very tiny cut that drips exactly one drop of blood every time.
>> No. 9678 [Edit]
Overuse of sound effects in general for things that really don't need them, not limited to just moving guns.
For instance, people don't make stomping sounds when walking on carpets barefoot, or don't always necessarily make loud slapping sounds when just shaking hands or placing a hand on some one's shoulder.
For that matter, they seem to ignore in a lot of anime the fact that footsteps change in sound when the surface being walked on chances.

This is while ambient sounds are often neglected.
>> No. 9793 [Edit]
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Almost everyone is a terrible or reckless driver, which results in car related accidents being the most common cause of injury or death in anime.

Post edited on 28th May 2012, 11:54am
>> No. 9842 [Edit]
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Male protagonists are kind-hearted but wimpy... it's not like they had their carnal desires blocked or anything like that
>> No. 9843 [Edit]
in some countries auto accidents are responsible for a lot of deaths. In the US it's one of the higher causes. More likely to die in a car accident than a shooting.
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A stern look is all it takes to scare away most low level thugs.
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Cute lolis who aren't really so cute once you get to know them.

Post edited on 3rd Jul 2012, 9:19pm
>> No. 10219 [Edit]
>> No. 10221 [Edit]
When the MC does something like powering up or transforms, so everyone around him just stops what they're doing to be his audience and bask in his supposed awesomeness. The best part about having powers isn't having them, just showing everyone around me that I do.

The last anime I checked that had that, was Guilty Crown. It's why I dropped it after the first episode when he got that sword thing and everyone just looked at him. So lame.
>> No. 10226 [Edit]
I found her to be a little cuter after that.
>> No. 10272 [Edit]
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When the MC has to fight 1v1 to determine the fate of the world... while the rest of the entire cast sits and watches (like it's a boxing match or something).

Surely they could be doing something to ensure victory apart form standing there with their mouths open.
>> No. 10276 [Edit]
oh hey! hows bizarro world? I'm guessing it's really cold this time of year?
>> No. 10290 [Edit]
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Current anime trend: there's got to be someone in a maid outfit in the show.
>> No. 10299 [Edit]
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Useless people on the sidelines are incapable of helping the great and powerful MC-dai-denka-sama in his time of need, they would only get in his way or be used as targets for the other guy that he would have to go out of his way to protect.
>> No. 10322 [Edit]
Other characters narrating during fight scenes. In some cases the main purpose of the character is to narrate fights (e.g that laptop guy from beyblades)

Someone winning against a vastly smarter, stronger, more skilled enemy solely because they 'never give up' or because they 'have heart'
>> No. 10330 [Edit]
Featured school clubs always have the bare minimum required amount of members.
>> No. 10371 [Edit]
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I have a particular pet peeve of the fans of a popular series. Most fans don't realise that Pokémon (ポケモン) is the japanese short form for "Pocket Monsters".
>> No. 10420 [Edit]
But most fans of Pokemon are children and normals who care nothing of Japan or the background of the game they're playing.
>> No. 10421 [Edit]
Don't you mean were children? or are you counting manchildren?
>> No. 10424 [Edit]
Main characters almost never defend their actions when it's called into question, they'll just take any and all criticism or abuse regardless of whether or not they're in the right.
>> No. 10425 [Edit]
No, I meant actual children.
>> No. 10526 [Edit]
Female teachers are always single and self-conscious about it.
>> No. 10683 [Edit]
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That's because no one wants christmas cake.
>> No. 10684 [Edit]
But I like Christmas Cake.
>> No. 10686 [Edit]
Anime OPs or EDs with flying naked people, naked people who have missing nipples and genitalia.

For that matter, everything else in this video as well.
>> No. 10689 [Edit]
So Konata was right.
>> No. 10695 [Edit]
Saving the world.
Impossibly talented (or lucky) heroes, who can immediately achieve the most difficult things.
>> No. 10706 [Edit]
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How about this?
>> No. 10707 [Edit]
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>> No. 10711 [Edit]
everything makes sense now
>> No. 10716 [Edit]
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Regardless of genre, there is always a character with big tits.
>> No. 10725 [Edit]

These were always trying-too-hard for me. Not to mention this chart in particular is even worse than they usually are, I mean look at RKB!, there's no way Hinata was the tsukkomi character. What show were they even watching?
>> No. 10729 [Edit]
Somehow I didn't manage to post in this thread so far. It's just that I remember something while watching anime and by the time I see the thread again I forget what I wanted to write.

My number one pet peeve is... I have forgotten yet again. And it won't come to me for a while probably.

'Sickly' characters is something that always annoyed me. Not because of how overdone they are because that's obvious, it's a work of fiction. It's the fact that their illnesses are never explained, never named. They just have weak bodies and every now and then they die because of it. Do their write that on death certificates? 'Her body was weak?'
I mean seriously, make up something, everything works. Saying 'she suffers from leukemia' is always better than 'she suffers from having a weak body' even if the symptoms are all over the place.

The other thing is the fact that everybody's voices carry for kilometers. They run off and are still able to read 20 lines of dialogue because why not. Again, it's not like I don't see why it's done, it's just that it is retarded.
>> No. 10734 [Edit]

This has always annoyed me as well. Rarely do they elaborate on any illnesses.
>> No. 10735 [Edit]
look again, Hinata is in the moe though helplessness category, Tomoka is in the tsukkomi slot.
>> No. 10737 [Edit]

Damn, confused the names, it's been a year already. Still, my point stands, Saki was more of a tsukkomi than Tomoka could ever hope to be. Not to mention Tomoka was a way better fit for the 'seemingly perfect' category.
>> No. 10744 [Edit]
School clubs that run the risk of closure, until someone saves the day.
>> No. 10748 [Edit]
There's no such thing as language barrier. Japanese people can travel all over the world and talk with everyone without even trying.
Same goes for fantasy settings. Everybody speaks fluent Japanese and Japanese only. Even if there are multiple races. Scifi, fantasy, retro-futurism... Doesn't matter. Everyone can talk with everybody.

Same goes for customs barrier. Everybody bows and whatnot no matter if they are in Japan, USA or somewhere in Europe. Or not even that. Again, same goes for scifi/fantasy settings. I can live with some phrases typical for Japanese language like yoroshiku or otsukare but seeing foreigners bow when they apologize is a bit too much.

There's at least one character who speaks in kansai-ben because a fourth of Tokyo's population is made of people from Kansai who never really realized it's possible to speak standard Japanese. Heck, it's not only Tokyo. It's not even only Japan. In Erin (a fanatasy setting and it's not one of those 'Japanese high schooler gets sent there to save the world for no apparent reason' series) there is a girl who speaks kansai-ben either way because why not, who cares if there's no such thing as Kansai or even Japan there.

Of course, kansai-ben is the only dialect in Japan. As far as anime is concerned no other dialects exist.

Dialogue in anime is awful in the first place so it's no use complaining about it but here goes anyway.
There's a clear speaking order. After one person says something (without ever getting interrupted by anyone) everybody knows who's the next person who will say something. I guess it's kinda unfair to blame anime for it, the same goes for 3D movies (and all sorts of other media), too.

What I CAN blame anime for is the 'everybody else shuts the FUCK up as soon as someone raises their voice' sequence. If you want everyone to stop talking and listen to you you just have to shout. Even if you are arguing with someone you just have to shout and he/she will automatically stop talking to listen to your infinite wisdom.

Etc. etc. etc.
>> No. 10755 [Edit]
>Japanese people can travel all over the world and talk with everyone without even trying.
The K-ON movie begs to differ.
Also, most fantasy settings have a "common tongue" which is spoken world or galaxy-wide. It's still stupid, but they usually explain it at least.
>> No. 10757 [Edit]
Anyone can come up with one or two examples to counter anything in this thread.
such as the aliens in macross, they spoke their own language, but I still think what the guy said still holds true overall.
>> No. 10759 [Edit]
In shows with all or mostly male characters, they're all gay. In shows with all or female characters, they're all lesbians.
>> No. 10795 [Edit]
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Pic related.

- running away when somebody says something that hurts the other person. I don't think you'd run away in that kind of situation normally.
- the other party never chases the person who ran away. It's always '[CHARACTER]-SAN!' and then nothing. Obviously he/she won't really stop just because you called his/her name so either chase him/her or just shut up altogether and let him/her go.
>> No. 10827 [Edit]
Villains who get portayed in a sympathetic light towards the end of the story. And I mean actual psychotic murderers who should die the most painful death the person who is going to kill them could possibly come up with. 'I-it's not like he blackmailed tons of people and forced them to do all sorts of shit/murdered countless others/destoryed countless innocent people's lives because he just felt like it, he's actually a good guy deep inside!'

Defeat means friendship as whole. Antagonists in shounen manga which are introduced solely to get defeated and join protagonist's team later on. Fucking. Stupid.

When someone is hurt and their clothes get torn but they aren't even wounded. It's like their skin is made of titanium or something. Clothes which are made out of indestructible substances are stupid, too. 'Walk out of a building set on fire, shake off some soot, walk away.' Makes sense.

That scene when people point guns at each other at point blank range and stop there. They won't ever shoot. WHY. I honestly mean it, WHY. I'd like to see a series when somebody pulls the trigger in that kind of situation at least why. Black Lagoon poked fun at 'talking is a free action' scenarios at least two times, why not make fun of this, too.
>> No. 10918 [Edit]
>That scene when people point guns at each other at point blank range and stop there.
My guess is they're worried the other person will shoot once they see the other pulling the trigger, ending in both getting killed, or something like that. I really have no clue, that's just my guess.
>> No. 10920 [Edit]
Foreigners tend to be kinda short in anime. When a foreigner visits Japan the height difference is usually not too big (if there is one in the first place) and when someone from Japan visits some country everyone is roughly as tall as he/she is.

What I'm sick of by now is characters with glasses who drop their glasses, get down on their knees and flail their arms around in hopes of fiding something muttering 'meganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemeganemegane'. Everything about it is stupid and it's so overdone it's not even funny.
>> No. 10921 [Edit]
Parents are one of the following:
a) Completely absent an irrelevant. Their child lives a life as if it lives by itself.
b) Single and/or alcoholics. In this case the child can cook like a chef.
c) Really cool and extremely nice people who would never embarrass their child.

Also, many characters don't even have a computer in their room, even in modern anime.
>> No. 10926 [Edit]
>The school club was disbanded because all their members graduated last year. You have to find at least 5 members before you can restart.
This can take anywhere from 3-6 episodes.
>> No. 11009 [Edit]
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Japan has almost no police force, outside of the select few officers that are lucky enough to be used as the butt of jokes (usually pertaining to hauling off lolicons), or as cannon fodder for whatever monster.
>> No. 11010 [Edit]
When anime girl loses her glasses, she closes her eyes.
>> No. 11013 [Edit]
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Male sidekicks/wingmen are usually a bit gay.
>> No. 11014 [Edit]
what are you talking about? They're always hopelessly obsessed with women.
>> No. 11015 [Edit]
It's an act to cover up how gay they are
>> No. 11016 [Edit]
I have not noticed anything that would indicate homosexuality in that character type, what gives you that impression?
>> No. 11017 [Edit]
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I didn't say they are gay. I said they are a bit gay.
>> No. 11019 [Edit]
I have not noticed anything that would indicate 'a bit' of homosexuality in that character type, what gives you that impression?
>> No. 11024 [Edit]
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RIP Toki
>> No. 11127 [Edit]
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Half-assed disguises that somehow fool everyone.
>> No. 11138 [Edit]
Going by that Sunohara image, I believe he means effeminate rather than homosexual.
>> No. 11168 [Edit]
It works for Superman...
>> No. 11173 [Edit]

It's funny because the identity of sailor scouts/soldiers from Sailor Moon is absolutely top secret. Looks like chaning your clothes is enough to absolutely fool everybody in 2D world.
>> No. 11200 [Edit]
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One can never have too many maids.
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>> No. 11204 [Edit]

Better - yes, good - not really. Lots of these are still completely forced and plain don't work. Sigh, let's go series by series.

Lucky Star - okay, mostly because it might be the first series that people tried to clasify in this way (along with Azumanga, Mashimaro and maybe Hidamari, I think that's what these charts used to look like when I first saw them)

Even then we've got the first problem already. All characters that get classified as boke could be clasified as the genki girl at the same time. The thing is all characters in the 'moe through helplessness' group are comparatevily more boke than real bokes. Who is more boke between Matsuri and Miu and between Tomo and Osaka? Characters from the first group tend to be just stupid. When you look at 'moe through helplessness' characters you sometimes have to question whether they were born on planet Earth.
Now, if you were rename those groups you'd end up with 'genki boke' and 'stoner boke'. You'd have those two and tsukkomi. Guess what, you classified 3/4 characters based on their role in manzai routine. The differences between the characters themselves are still big.
It's almost as stupid as using only two groups (boke and tsukommi) and claiming every single show that ever had any comedy elements follows the same formula when it comes to creating characters.
If you were to look at their personalities only I'd say Sae and Sakaki are similar and so are Yuno and Chiyo. However their roles in the show (and positions on the chart) are completely different. Which is precisely why these charts are stupid.

Mashimaro - I can live with that
Hidamari - Sae isn't much of a tsukkomi
Azumanga - Sakaki would be a better fit for the 4th category
Clannad - never seen the anime, played a bit of the VN, I think that Mamiko Noto girl is a better fit for the third category; also KEY
Air - KEY, I hate KEY
Kannon - KEY, I hate KEY; note - no fucking point in classifying KEY series along with the rest of these, it's a completely different genre
Natsuiro - Rinko just doesn't fit. She's hardly 'helpless', she keeps taking care of Yuka all the time. Saki is more of a tsukkomi character than what's-her-name-again (Natsume?).
Accel World - haven't seen it
Yuru Yuri - can you fail any harder? Yui as anything but tsukkomi is the most retarded thing on the whole chart.
Milky Holmes - Elly as tsukkomi, come on.
Saki - not bad in all honesty. Classifying the second (? or not? I'm looking at you Sukoyan) biggest raptist in Japan as 'more through helplessness' and Hisa as 'perfect' is a bit off but I can live with that.
A-Channel - I didn't think the baseball bat girl was much of a boke but the rest works.
Tamayura - backlogged for all eternity
Nichijou - haven't seen it
RoKyuBu - okay, works now
>> No. 11448 [Edit]

Part of their magic is making it so no one recognizes them while transformed.
>> No. 11449 [Edit]
so what do they need the costumes for?
>> No. 11873 [Edit]
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Girls with Blue hair named aoi.
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Camera zooming waaaaay out as someone screams.
>> No. 14498 [Edit]
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School admission fees and entrance exams are a none issue for people who aren't of Japanese nationality or even have any documented background history. In some cases such 'people' are even able to land teaching jobs.
>> No. 14502 [Edit]
Grunts, groans, moans, sighs, gasps, snorts, squeaks, growls, snarls, croaks, shrieks, whines and other nonsensical noises uttered whenever a character reacts to something - seemingly suffering from a constant loss of words, as well as only speaking whoever's name or a fitting pronoun.

The way these simple gestures carry the dialogue in anime so far is probably my number 1 pet peeve of anime cliches.
>> No. 14503 [Edit]
This one always annoyed me so much.
>> No. 14506 [Edit]
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what about sfx's for things that don't make sound in the first place?
>> No. 14510 [Edit]
I think they're cute. They play such a big role in manga anyway.
>> No. 14511 [Edit]
Cutoff sentences, I...
>> No. 14516 [Edit]
Starting a scene by repeating what someone just said.
>> No. 14521 [Edit]
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Exaggerated reactions to how good food tastes, in many cases completely freaking out over how incredibly awesome it is.
>> No. 14672 [Edit]
Anon, you...
>> No. 16214 [Edit]
Characters breaking something and cutting your fingers while they try to pick it up.

You wouldn't believe how many glasses, bowls, tellers etc. I've broken in my life but I don't recall ever cutting my fingers.
On the other hand I don't remember ever seeing somebody in anime who would manage to actually pick up the shards without cutting themselves.
>> No. 16219 [Edit]
I guess anime characters all have very thin skin or something.
>> No. 16221 [Edit]
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All anime girls are real princesses.
>> No. 16223 [Edit]
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That's just part of them being ditz (so moe~)...
>> No. 16227 [Edit]

I always wondered how you can actually mix up salt and sugar. The texture and smell is nothing alike. They're doing it on purpose, right? They're doing it on purpose. I hate burikkos.
>> No. 16269 [Edit]
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That disguise isn't fooling anyone.

Isn't that right, Midori?
>> No. 16335 [Edit]
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>Characters who fail to notice obvious things directly in front of them, often times needing someone to point it out for them.

It's one of that techniques that cut cost and to control pacing.

To me, the anime cliche that gets me is that the girliest girl is usually a boy.
>> No. 17041 [Edit]
Stomach grumbling at covenient time.
'I-it's not like I'm hugry or anything...' And then it happens.
Started getting on my nerves lately.
>> No. 17043 [Edit]
>the anime cliche that gets me is that the girliest girl is usually a boy.
Yeah that pisses me off too. I forget what it was from, but I've heard variations of stuff like "she's too cute to be a girl!" in anime or doujinshi before.
>> No. 17044 [Edit]
Not to mention they always use the same exact sound effect.
>> No. 17085 [Edit]
The overwhelmingly stronger antagonist doesn't just kill everyone while they're laying on the ground, inches from death.
>> No. 17086 [Edit]
Even House has the decency to give everyone cancer.
>> No. 17092 [Edit]

It's lupus.
>> No. 17104 [Edit]
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Japanese have sound effects for EVERY action!

Especially fighting moves.
>> No. 17108 [Edit]
no, it's NEVER lupus.
>> No. 17109 [Edit]
Then the patient is either lying, or doesn't know that she's lying.
>> No. 17137 [Edit]
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You're just jealous because you can't taste it...
>> No. 17158 [Edit]
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<- Color co-ordination is VERY important.
>> No. 17389 [Edit]
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So sad. Every character should have bright, vibrant hair colours!
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Japanese is an easy to learn language which you can become fluent with in less than a month.
>> No. 17962 [Edit]

>Japanese is an easy to learn language

Actually it is, if you don't need to learn how to write Japanese is piss easy.
>> No. 17973 [Edit]
>> No. 17974 [Edit]
Could you recommend some good internet resources on that (like speak-up videos or something? sorry to derail.
>> No. 17975 [Edit]
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Spinning Bird Kick
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What bugs the fuck out of me is that in every iteration of that chart is the Clannad cast where the boke and tsukkomi never interacted with each other and it's not even a slice of life, and there are more characters just as prominent, I could go on...

anyway this shouldn't annoy me because it'll never stop being everywhere but I'm way too privy to anime's use of showing a full body shot and identical close-up at the same time.
>> No. 18181 [Edit]
Eva girls are really best girls.
>> No. 18197 [Edit]
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Yuri innuendo everywhere
>> No. 18264 [Edit]
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3DCG mechanical items and backgrounds from photos that stands out like a sore thumb compared to the cell animation.

So annoying!
>> No. 19217 [Edit]
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I'm surprised no one pointed this one out yet. Mothers who tell their child not to look at the main characters. It's almost like the Wilhelm scream of anime.
>> No. 19395 [Edit]
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>> No. 19423 [Edit]
So true...
>> No. 19430 [Edit]
How else would we be able to distinguish the one generic character from the other generic character?
>> No. 19437 [Edit]
Well maybe they should try to make them less generic. Countless shows have 'realistic' hair colors. It requires giving each character a unique personality that makes them seem like an individual instead of an android and it helps to not copy/past the same face onto everyone. Color coating characters is a lazy copout that only reinforces objectification.
>> No. 19438 [Edit]
Yes. It requires creativity and effort, though. That's scary.
>> No. 19443 [Edit]
oh god not another femanazi! gtfo with that shit
>> No. 19448 [Edit]
I'm not some feminist cunt or white knight retard. It simply bugs me when people refer to characters by color becuase they couldn't give enough of a shit about them to remember their names. Which is largely the fault of the creators of course for creating such forgettable characters in the first place.
>> No. 19453 [Edit]
Did you notice how gender never was a factor in the subject, until you brought it up? Good job, man.
>> No. 19460 [Edit]
lol when does anyone bring up objectification with men in mind?
>> No. 19535 [Edit]
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>> No. 19600 [Edit]
Honestly can't say I ever noticed that one... or can remember seeing at all for that matter.
>> No. 20508 [Edit]
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Weather responds to the emotional state of the main characters like clockwork. Rain specifically will commence when a main character is sad, depressed, or troubled.

Rather than wasting time creating teru teru bozu, characters should find who ever is sad and cheer them up.
>> No. 20635 [Edit]
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Every girl has a animal that describes her to a tee.
>> No. 20670 [Edit]
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I know this has been brought up before but it still drives me nuts.
How in the fuck do people so god damn far away always manage to have perfectly fine conversations using indoor voices?
>> No. 20680 [Edit]
Ehh, I'm not so sure about that one.
>> No. 20709 [Edit]
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The main character having everyone else fall for them. Its so annoying. Can't opposite sex characters just be friends?
>> No. 20710 [Edit]
>Can't opposite sex characters just be friends
>> No. 20735 [Edit]
In kids anime the vice principal is always mean while the principal is always nice.
>> No. 20736 [Edit]
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The girl who's obsessed with finding "scoops"
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I kind of agree here. However, it wasn't as much of the fact that every girl he met fell for him for almost no reason at all. Instead it seemed like they're only purpose for existing was to fall for him. There wasn't anything else to their characters beyond that. I thought the second season would take a different approach to this but I was sadly mistaken. I could understand it if the main character was entertaining, but he's pretty much a blank slate as far as personality goes.

Pic related is a similar kind of situation where most of the girls fall for the main character. However, at least they have legitimate reasons for doing so. The interactions between the main character and the rest of the girls was pretty funny.
>> No. 20741 [Edit]
Same for both the schools I've been to.
>> No. 20762 [Edit]
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>> No. 20763 [Edit]
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I have almost the same strip within my 200+ Ef Memories/Melodies screencaps.
>> No. 20884 [Edit]
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Whenever a character leaves a building he walks a few steps, stops and turns around, looks at the camera for a second and then continues walking.
>> No. 22855 [Edit]
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School uniforms are more of a suggestion really and aren't meant to be followed 'too' strictly.
>> No. 22856 [Edit]
Characters reflecting on themselves while having the act visually expressed by way of characters literally looking into reflections of themselves.
Tons of examples in this topic. >>4558
>> No. 22941 [Edit]
This isn't really a cliche, more of an annoyance;

When the 'Next time' segment at the end of an episode reveals important spoilers of the next episode. This shit drives me up the wall.
>> No. 23287 [Edit]
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Asshole drivers always have time to honk a lot before hitting someone instead of slowing down or trying to stop, and only it's only until after they hit someone that they slam on the breaks.
>> No. 23289 [Edit]
>> No. 23292 [Edit]
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Every group of friends always has at least one insanely rich person.
>> No. 24500 [Edit]
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Hair is magnetically drawn to exposed nipples.
>> No. 24536 [Edit]
*Tears fall down character's cheek*
"Huh? That's weird.. Why am I crying?"
>> No. 24551 [Edit]
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Girls will typically only have one hair style for life.
The exception to this being when a girl wishes to demonstrate a recent emotional and/or philological change in an overly dramatic form, typically by way of hacking off all their hair like an idiot.
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Not sure if this is so much a cliche as it is a cultural thing, but characters licking wounds to disinfect them. Seems like backwards logic considering how much bacteria is in the human mouth.
>> No. 24612 [Edit]
Licking wounds is instinctive to humans.
>> No. 24658 [Edit]
*Growth in character's pants*
"Huh? That's weird.. Why do I have a boner?"
>> No. 25012 [Edit]
>Villains who get portayed in a sympathetic light towards the end of the story.
I always thought this was to do with Japan's collectivism. It's less "abloo bloo, you need to sympathise with this character too! She was sad too! Everyone's feelings matter! One world, one race, one love. pece pece" but rather a reminder that monsters are not created out of thin air. That they are the result of our actions (to an extent) and that we must be attentive to our actions and how they affect everyone else. The evil villain is then to serve as the embodiment of all the chaos, hate and malice of the society which everyone would rather turn a blind eye to.

Whenever I see the "villain portrayed in a sympathetic light", I always see it done in a way such that there's some kind of social commentary with regards to how the story's universe works.
>> No. 25115 [Edit]
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>> No. 25118 [Edit]
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Daijoubu daijoubu daijoubu daijoubu daijoubu daijoubu daijoubu daijoubu.

Oh and "Gambarimasu!"

I know in reality the Japanese probably say those words often, but is everyone there really alright and doing their best?

Always makes me want to watch the dub when Japanese dialog becomes repetitive like that.
>> No. 25139 [Edit]
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Schoolgirls are the best shooters
>> No. 25170 [Edit]
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More a traditional than a cliche is wishing others a happy new year!

Akeome ~ Happy New Year 2016
Year of the Monkey
>> No. 25404 [Edit]
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Cute girls ALWAYS have ribbons.
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>> No. 25500 [Edit]
How exactly is that a cliche? You might as well add "women having breasts" "guys with facial hair" "people speaking in japanese"
>> No. 25539 [Edit]
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Anime is in Nipponese?
>> No. 25574 [Edit]
>Someone says something that bears emotionally on the other character
>That character exhales loudly and abruptly with an "uh-ah!" to indicate that last line was important to them

Every fucking time. It's terribly artificial; I wish they just used visual cues.
>> No. 25575 [Edit]
>I wish they just used visual cues.
What about character faces turning red?
>> No. 26476 [Edit]
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Extremely powerful/deadly attacks that vaporize cloths, armor, and everything else in their path but don't so much as scratch a person's skin.
>> No. 26480 [Edit]
Who are you quoting?
>> No. 26590 [Edit]
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Even on alien worlds, in alternate universes, or magical fantasy kingdoms, you can still find many elements of traditional Japanese culture.
>> No. 26765 [Edit]
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Residential areas will often be completely devoid of people who aren't main/supporting characters.
>> No. 26780 [Edit]
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Ground breaking technological breakthroughs that could easily change the world are often limited to being little more than toys for school kids.
>> No. 26850 [Edit]
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Battle tanks in mecha/monster anime are multi-million dollar paperweights which are only there to be quickly destroyed.
>> No. 26948 [Edit]
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Little girls win over big burly manly soldiers in a fight.
>> No. 27058 [Edit]
That one and only one best friend of the main character, usually talking to them in class while the main character is just sitting there in their desk.
>> No. 27157 [Edit]
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The season's last ep of an otherwise bright and cheerful anime will often start out bleak, with a high chance of rain. The entire episode may very well be melancholic as well, right up till the very end when everything goes back to being happy go lucky.
>> No. 27164 [Edit]
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Box cutters are the go to weapon for all crazy bitches.
>> 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.
>> No. 27438 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 28075 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 29583 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 29600 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 29601 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 29617 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 29625 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 29874 [Edit]
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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...
>> No. 31158 [Edit]
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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
>> No. 31928 [Edit]
>> No. 32915 [Edit]
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One of the biggest threats you'll face in the world of anime, is flying soccer balls.

Watch out!!
>> No. 33701 [Edit]
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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.
>> No. 34004 [Edit]
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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!
>> No. 34286 [Edit]
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In the world of anime, animals are often born with heart shaped birth marks.
>> No. 34379 [Edit]
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You're not allowed to go to the beach without first loudly announcing that it's the beach.
>> No. 34380 [Edit]
>> 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.
>> No. 34507 [Edit]
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The main characters always win the grand prize, which is more often than not a trip to a hot spring.
>> No. 34508 [Edit]
>Will all the endearing vibrant characters I love also turn into these forgotten automatons
Probably. I've seen a few older characters go on monologues and explain that this is what happened to themselves, and it's something that can cause them to become rather jaded people. All they do is work, drink, watch tv, and have little motivation for much else, but that's reality after all. The most boring and lame adults you know were all fun loving kids at one point.
>> No. 35045 [Edit]
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There's overpowered and then there's OVERPOWERED
(Misfit of Demon King Academy)
>> No. 35046 [Edit]
Oh god, mother's basement. That link should have a hazard warning on it,
>> No. 35048 [Edit]
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Student counsel presidents (and often class presidents too) Will typically have dark hair in braids with glasses. They also tend to take their position way too seriously and have stalker like levels of knowledge about every other student.

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>> No. 35051 [Edit]
And they'll likely have very healthy sex drives. (Always go for the kaichou in VNs.)
>> No. 35954 [Edit]
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Scenes that open with a character repeating a statement that was told to them off camera moments before.

"uhh yeah, that's exactly what I just said"
>> No. 35955 [Edit]
I always appreciated how Japanese media tends to skip scenes of characters bringing each other up to speed or explaining something the audience already knows unless that in itself is important somehow.
>> No. 36062 [Edit]
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When a character wants to do something that imposes upon another, which is necessary to move the plot along, especially a female character, the other character has seemingly no agency to act. Even though this might be inconvenient for the character, or is massively overstepping bounds, the most they can do is be shocked and confused at what is about to happen. For example, a female character decides she wants to stay over at the main characters home. Even though he could easily reject this imposition, and might have many reasons to do so, the will of the female character may as well be the will of God; in that he feels powerless to oppose it. In fact, opposing it doesn't even seem to come into his mind as it would seem that the laws of the universe are behind this female characters decision. Now that she's decided it's going to happen, it's going to happen. Even though this is an action which usually isn't taken without an invitation, or at least a request by the guest party, the female character acts in this scenario as if it is within her god-given rights to spontaneously live in another persons house if she so chooses.
>> No. 36063 [Edit]
Think that's mostly a cultural consequences of "herbivore men".
>> No. 36394 [Edit]
Girl running with toast in mouth. Supposedly popular enough to impact rice sales:
>> No. 36462 [Edit]
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Fighting & sports anime also seem to be tanky for some reason.
>> No. 36606 [Edit]
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Apparently all kirara shows have a jump as part of the OP.
>> No. 37883 [Edit]
Jumping makes for easy full-body animation. That is all.
>> No. 38216 [Edit]
School newspaper editors are even more nosy and stalkerish than the student council presidents.
>> No. 38218 [Edit]
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The weather always reflects the mood of the scene. eg. all funerals are in the rain
>> No. 38219 [Edit]
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The heavier the rain, the sadder the scene.
>> No. 38221 [Edit]
and it's not particularly clever, because while it does resonate with general mood, it does nothing to make the series look natural and serious. funeral during the rain feels like uh oh yeah 'course it's raining, yea lets skip it please.

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