Anime Clichés You Hate!

Discussion in 'General Anime Discussion' started by Naga, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. smeg

    smeg New Member

    Posted by smeg on Jul 2, 2021
    -the food episode
    -the beach episode
    -the onsen episode

    all these episodes are the same. they might actually be the same episode recycled across multiple studios and shows

    -any isekai
    -ditzy girl with massive rack
    -errant wind turns local skirt into parachute
    -disjointed pseudo-philosophical rambling that somehow convinces everyone listening that the main character is trustworthy
    -pretty much anything VRMMORPG
    -quirky little cutiepie repeatedly commits assault, nobody cares
    -insurmountable challenges and terrible hardships bested in 20 minutes so everyone can return to the status quo in time for the next episode
    -main girl and main boy end up together solely by the power of contrived plot
    -the hero is an arrogant asshole with no redeeming qualities
    -"sir she's actually a 800 year old goddess and clearly above the age of consent"
    -fights that drag on forever while offering nothing besides spectacle
    -it's not the 50 magic missiles you took on the chin that'll do you in, it's the dramatic single punch
    -having no real sense of scale in regards to magic, technology, etc. easily undermines the universe
    -great ideas squandered in an effort to appeal to a wider audience by "playing it safe"
    and lots more

    most of these are probably very last season and/or decade but i live under a rock ánd don't care

    shoutouts to rory mercury and the onsen staff for giving me an excuse to drop GATE
  2. Corsair

    Corsair Well-Known Member

    1. when guy accidentally falling on girl.. it is not funny.

    2. when amateur fighter MC suddenly turn pro.. just seems like bullshit plot convenience and is most of the times not satisfying to watch.
  3. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    I was reading Hunter's Guild: Red Hood and realized this: I'm not the biggest fan of when a series makes up some mass-producable convenient material, typically a type of steel or similar, and then frame it as if it's totally naturally on the periodic table. Giving a sciency explanation sometimes just drags down the suspension of disbelief, especially in fantasy.

    Although despite reminding me of this, Red Hood actually dodged it, as its own special metal is heavily implied to "just" be Tungsten. You get away with it this time...
  4. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Jul 18, 2021
    I don't really care for the women comparing their bust size locker room talk. This is like thinking of course men compare their dicks regurarly at urinals right?
  5. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    *Adds self-insert depraved lesbian character to grope the other girls because that somehow makes molestation okay and sexy*
    I mean, we see gay dude characters grabbing others' junk and asses in public all the time, right?
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  6. Starletka

    Starletka Silver Supporter

  7. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on Jul 20, 2021
    I'd like to watch that unironically.
  8. Max4444

    Max4444 Well-Known Member

    I hate it when characters say their plans out loud when they don't have to, I'm fine with internal monologues, rethinking the plan, telling other people on your side who don't know the plan the plan, etc. but why tf are you talking about your entire plan in front of the people you're fighting?
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  9. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    I still remember the last arc of Bleach when this one dude proudly explains his hearing-based power that is totally gonna beat the baddie.
    And then, in this setting where people regularly lose entire chunks of their bodies like it is a mere inconvenience, it was a big surprise when the baddie then just proceeded to pop his own eardrums and beat his ass.
    I'm convinced that the arc unintentionally had the effect of making more new series address power explanations in new ways.
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  10. Rascal

    Rascal Silver Supporter

    Hero: *does a thing*
    Onlookers: *mentions the current status quo and how no one in history has ever yada yada ect ect*

    People just don't react realistically in anime a lot of the time. The first reaction of people watching someone do something amazing isn't usually to cite history in real life. If they really wanted to set up some kind of status quo and then break it that would be one thing. But to mention there were specific preconceived expectations in the first place after they've already been subverted just disrupts the flow of otherwise good scenes.
  11. Cobaltseas

    Cobaltseas New Member

    IDK if this is technically a cliché, but what I get annoyed with the overused harem and fanservice intrusion- including the obvious various cliché types of girls, that serve as a predictable choices for the self insert for the viewer. I wouldn't mind if it wasn't in so many anime, so to be almost inescapable. I don't know how often I thought a premise interesting, and that it could really have been a great plot, but soon too much time was used on all the fanservice and harem stuff at the cost plot development. It isn't like I don't think there shouldn't be animes that do the harem and fanservice thing, there obvious is a lot of people who really enjoy that. I just wish they didn't do it with everything. And didn't think it had to be in everything just to attract viewers.
    Especially when it comes to isekai, which has over time become one huge cliché in itself. It didn't have to be, it could be more than OP self insert- in a pseudo-Medieval setting, gets the opposite gender harem, if done with just a little imagination.
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  12. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    I keep seeing it happening, so I'm ready to call it a cliché. And that is the wasting of cool bug people designs. So I'm A Spider, Dungeon Of The Black Company, Moonlit Fantasy, etc. They introduce these cool bugs/bug people, and then for some reason just turn them into regular looking humans. Like why bother? What looks cooler? Sentai Ant Queen that we got at first...

    Or what she turned into later...
    Like damn.
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  13. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    That's extra sad since Monmusu called it out years ago directly in its narrative.
    Rachnera is best girl, and even the fanbase agreed in the official popularity poll.
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  14. Rascal

    Rascal Silver Supporter

    Or cool designs in general, not even just bugs. I like slime isekai but the main complaint I have about it is that when the monster characters become stronger they start looking more and more like normal ass humans instead of monsters. I just hate that cliche as well.
  15. Warpuppy

    Warpuppy Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this counts as a cliche, but I don't like when anime has an OP or ED that is a mish mash of Japanese and English lyrics. It is usually easy to tell when someone is trying to sing outside of their native language and it generally sounds awkward.
  16. DarkLordSatan

    DarkLordSatan Well-Known Member

    Every time they show a female otaku it has to be a creepy fujoshi, there are girls out there who like anime but are not a fujoshis. Yes we exist!
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  17. Corsair

    Corsair Well-Known Member

    overpowered main characters.
    im not saying main characters cant be strong, but there is a difference from overpowered to strong. many times with overpowered main characters it feels rather hollow how they save the day.
    we dont know why they are overpowered or how they got there. it is not entertaining to watch.
  18. AnnaSartin

    AnnaSartin Database Moderator

    And some of us are fujoshis without being creepy. Just sayin'. Same with the "creepy male otaku" stereotype you see in anime. Sometimes anime seems to go out of its way to insult both its male and female audience. Which is weird considering they want our money.
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  19. SodaFox

    SodaFox Active Member

    I'm curious if they do that so people can say "at least I'm not that bad".

    I really dislike when the villain severely underestimates the protagonist for no reason, especially if the villain is shown or described as "intelligent and calculating".
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  20. DarkLordSatan

    DarkLordSatan Well-Known Member

    How can you be a fujoshi and not be creepy when you drool over all sorts of fucked up relationships and then use LGBT as an excuse to defend it if anyone even dares to call it problematic.

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