Maybe i am the only one who feels this way, but there are some aspects that just makes me want to bash my head with the keyboard instead of continuing on....yet i hold back because i need my head for the future. Here is a list of things i despise in general about the anime world. Many of them are cliches but some of them are my own:
This blog may get long, so please bear with me
NOTE: my "worst Offenders" part is limited to those animes which i have watched and could recall while writing this blog. If you know any animes which belong there desperately then please let me know, i just love criticizing
1.The "I vow to protect you forever girl-i-just-met!!"
Worst offenders: Claymore, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
The thing that ticks me off the most is that the boy shouting this blood vow is usually so much less powerful than the girl, that she could have easily killed him just by yawning. Meaning, divine power is seeping out of her skin and a squeaking, stick of a boy decided he has to man up and "protect" this girl...like she needs it. There should be death penalties for these type of characters.
2 The "I love you so much girl-i-meet-on-the-subway-yesterday-at-lunch. Lets run away from our loving families who brought us up for so many years as a proof of our 'love'"
Worst Offenders: Saikano
Families are the best and last source of defense and love a person has. When characters forsake their parents for the one they "love", well then something must really be wrong with that guy's head. Families are portrayed as obstacles in the way of "true love" (more like a raging hard on).
Worst Offenders: High school of the Dead, Rosario to Vampire Capu 2, A Certain Scientific Railgun, Princess Lover!
A genuine question: How can anyone stomach it? Sure some people might like it but the stories would of been so much better if the boobage was left out. it just makes the anime so awkward. Not saying i don't like a bit of ecchi here and there but i watch anime for comedy, drama and action. If i wanted to see breasts that defy the laws of physics and/or have their own gravity then the internet is full of those too....unfortunately.
4. Looking upon a naked woman causes men to have hydraulic powered nosebleeds
Worst Offenders: Naruto, High school of the dead
What do you think we men are? Starved or something? Contrary to popular anime belief, nudeness causes blood to flow "downwards" below the waist rather than upwards out the nose. Get your biology right.
5.Cliche: The bookworm, the girl who can't cook (and want to learn to impress a guy), the over-confident girl, "innocent" boy with harems etc.
Worst offenders: Shuffle!, Rosario to Vampire, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Apparently no anime is complete unless it has one of these annoying cliches. This is true facepalm material. I love being a guy, and being as such i do not know a single male on earth that can be as innoce....correction: dumb as those protagonists in harem anime. Not to mention, i can cook one hell of a meal myself (after hunting, saving the world and distributing the loot of course) so i don't want to see some clueless females burning the place down, nor men who think that the only thing females have to do is cook and clean.
Each time a cliche is used, a kitty dies. Save the kitties.
Worst Offenders: Madlax, Canaan
Battle-hardened, cold, cut throat, military personnel don't stand a chance when it comes to some chick (usually a chick) who has mastered the art of bullet deflection and one-shot-kill-with-a-pistol move. They are the envy of all MW Black Ops players. They make those soldiers who have trained for years look like children, no, even the children these days are more hard to fight than the clumsy dolls they put in those animes. Why not just get over with it and dress them up in frocks and glitter? That way they could at least fall with grace and die looking pretty.
7.Big anime girl eyes
Worst Offenders: Shakugan No Shana, Kanon, Clannad, Air, Vampire Knight
Which life-less writer thought that eyes the size of a person's head would be a good idea? Furthermore, which person actually PREFERS bug-eyes to normal eyes? I heard about drowning in someone else's eyes but seriously? Actually before i started anime, i used to hate it, for only one reason...creepy big eyed girls.
8."Funny" faces and character design aka "Chibi"
Worst Offenders: Shakugan no Shana, Seitokai Yakuindomo
You know, the sudden change in the character design when something silly is happening. They eyes turn into circles and the faces become baby-like. Arms flail around like a fan and sqiggly lines appear everywhere or the character becomes a "cute" miniature version of itself... a rather annoying trend that embarrasses me to no end. How can i argue the anime are nothing like cartoons when they massacre their character design in such a way? Not to mention how strange it must look like to a person who randomly passes by my computer screen while i am out and it is paused on a part that has a girl looking like this?
Pedobear is happy. He has approved these character designs. Would you still like it then?
9. Difference in male and female fighting costumes
As we all know, many animes (and games) have both female and male characters involved in the fight scenes. This point refers specifically to the fantasy/medieval genre where the costume of the man is as tall and intricate as a freaking building while the female costumes couldn't even cover a baby
Sure it may look stunning and hot, but how is that female costume supposed to have +10 strength? Or even be considered as "armor"? Don't get me wrong, female costumes are half the fun of any anime/MMORPG but this fact just plain bothers me.
10. *On the verge of death* "I...i will....live! To PROTECT my FRIENDS!!!"
Worst Offenders: Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, Eurka Seven, Bleach (worst of the worst)
My ears bleed whenever i hear those lines. No one can "love" their friends that much. the problem isn't that these people are willing to sacrifice their lives for their friends, that is pretty generic and common, its that they suddenly get a surge of power when they think about their friends. That is one of the most stupid cliches i have ever seen or tolerated. I find nothing wrong in protecting or helping friends, but usually the "friends" of the protagonist are just so horribly underpowered in front of the protagonist it takes at least half the anime just wonder why the hell they even bothered to come. That followed by the horrible droning of passionate name calling. What i meant by that was the people in trouble just repeat the name of their friend(s) over and over and over again like some religious mantra chant which helps them gain strengthen through "The epic bonds of loving friendship!". *Unicorns* *Sparkles* *Glittery Bunny Rabbits*
I strongly believe in being self-sufficient to a certain degree. If you can't handle the pressure then don't bother tagging along with the people who can. I don't give a blasted turd whether they are your "friends"...you CAN'T protect them. I'm talking to YOU...Chad from Bleach and Renten from Eureka Seven
11. Weak Females
Worst Offenders: Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Gundam 00, Blue Exorcist
This is the exact opposite of number 6. These females spend most of their time looking out a window hoping to be rescued. They make me want to hurl. "Oh *insert generic protagonist*, i know you are coming for me!". Either its the Disney Princess act or these females do happen to be something of a fighter...yet they never fight. They just observe from the sidelines in complete awe, never entering to help the person who is fighting.
Personally, i am a really strong supporter of equality and thus believe females should be prepared for hardships. I find Princesses a huge liability to the crew. Someone should slap them around a bit until they learn they are worth nothing unless they can stand on their own legs.
12. I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry
Worst Offenders: Saikano, Bleach
Let the title speak for itself and you tell me just how annoyed you will get
I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry
This not so rare phenomenon usually occurs in romance animes where the male protagonist is more feminine than the female and the female has an unlimited supply of tears. I understand the power of apology and the humbleness it brings with it (which is a good thing as i hate pride in all its forms) but the things some anime characters apologize for is just sickening.
The character is unable to meet up on a date, "I'm Sorry". The character forgets to bring presents, "I'm Sorry". The character accidentally yells at his/her partner, "I'm Sorry". The character takes a dump and it is too loud, "I'm Sorry". The character says "I'm Sorry", the other characters says "I'm Sorry", then they hug...
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