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Old 2007-09-05, 23:54   Link #141
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I just watched the third anime where the main character dies in the first episode, get his ass saved by a girl, and team up with her. Not an "overused cliche" but still.. seems a bit awkward to me.
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Old 2007-09-06, 08:22   Link #142
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awww I think main characters should die.

the most overused cliche of all is the fact that the main character has a happy ending...this of corse is not always true and I love it when the main character dies in the end, but it is the usual method. I mean its eather happy or some times death. why not just a really crummy office job for eternity with no health care benefits to end the anime (^^)
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Old 2007-09-06, 08:41   Link #143
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awww I think main characters should die.

the most overused cliche of all is the fact that the main character has a happy ending...this of corse is not always true and I love it when the main character dies in the end, but it is the usual method. I mean its eather happy or some times death. why not just a really crummy office job for eternity with no health care benefits to end the anime (^^)
Nah anime's has serious problem of crappy endings. I like happy endings, but most of the time they are just done bad. The few anime's with good endings are the one with a sad ending, which I dislike. It's a vicious circle. D:

If you guys want something non cliché read Yotsubato!(when is this getting animated dammit). D:

My real problem with anime(especially manga) is that there is always someone who was raped or is about to get raped. Or at least someone attempts rape. It's a bad plot device and it doesn't do any series any good.
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Old 2007-09-06, 08:46   Link #144
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Nah anime's has serious problem of crappy endings. I like happy endings, but most of the time they are just done bad. The few anime's with good endings are the one with a sad ending, which I dislike. It's a vicious circle. D:

If you guys want something non cliché read Yotsubato!(when is this getting animated dammit). D:

My real problem with anime(especially manga) is that there is always someone who was raped or is about to get raped. Or at least someone attempts rape. It's a bad plot device and it doesn't do any series any good.
you are right that they are geting better sad endings.

and you are also right now that I think about it they do like to use the concept of rape a bit more than I like
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Old 2007-09-09, 00:07   Link #145
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And about the incest stuff I posted before, sorry, didn't know
My friend just explained how terrible it is and something bad happens to your children, etc.


Anyway:
In some high school romances..

A new student, who is a total nobody, suddenly likes the most popular kid in school. The most popular kid in school is elegant, good at sports, smart, beautiful/handsome, has many admirers, comes from a rich family (so this must be everyone's ideal mr./ms. perfect, eh?)

Then, suddenly, the popular kid likes this n00b (wow, what a spoiler..) then there are those people that despise that new kid (wow, never saw that coming)

This is an overused clique right? -___-
Not sure if anyone used it...
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Old 2007-09-09, 00:10   Link #146
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But then again, which anime is truly realistic?
I find Maria-sama realistic
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Old 2007-09-09, 02:07   Link #147
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I find that an annoying cliche is the use of love or trust as deus ex machina.

I mean yeah, if it's used once in an anime, it's acceptable. Someone's love for someone activates some hidden power or if you believe in someone you will invoke some special attacks. When it's used as a recurring method of winning fights, etc..., it becomes somewhat boring and stupid.
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Old 2007-09-09, 12:06   Link #148
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I find that an annoying cliche is the use of love or trust as deus ex machina.

I mean yeah, if it's used once in an anime, it's acceptable. Someone's love for someone activates some hidden power or if you believe in someone you will invoke some special attacks. When it's used as a recurring method of winning fights, etc..., it becomes somewhat boring and stupid.
But love concurs all! oh wait, or was that death.....
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Old 2007-09-09, 12:13   Link #149
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I find that an annoying cliche is the use of love or trust as deus ex machina.

I mean yeah, if it's used once in an anime, it's acceptable. Someone's love for someone activates some hidden power or if you believe in someone you will invoke some special attacks. When it's used as a recurring method of winning fights, etc..., it becomes somewhat boring and stupid.

That is why i love the Nanoha series so much.

Mahou Shoujo making friends with superior firepower

The phrase "love and peace" never came up in all seasons.
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Old 2007-09-09, 13:35   Link #150
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That is why i love the Nanoha series so much.

Mahou Shoujo making friends with superior firepower

The phrase "love and peace" never came up in all seasons.
Bah, friendship is nothing compare to power of courage (talking about Gaogaigar obviously). Now this is kind of cliche, what is with these horrible spelling for English. For example Cybuster is spelled Cybaster and in Cyber Formula they spell Crash, Crush. I would have thought this was some kind of mistake at first, but after seeing so many time I think they are doing this on purpose.
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Old 2007-10-13, 05:41   Link #151
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Hm, after watching Minami-ke, I'm now sure that 80% of Japanese teenagers (in anime) are orphans and are living by themselves, with an older sibling, or their parents are just never mentioned.
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Old 2007-10-13, 08:07   Link #152
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Earths Greatest Weapons will be weilded by our children

Yes that Chiche goes to a certain kid captain in Bleach

its also chiche when a chick skinny as hell wielding a weapon that she prob couldn't even lift.. let alone fight.
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Old 2007-10-13, 10:17   Link #153
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Hm, after watching Minami-ke, I'm now sure that 80% of Japanese teenagers (in anime) are orphans and are living by themselves, with an older sibling, or their parents are just never mentioned.
ROFL I HATE that cliche....
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Old 2007-10-13, 13:34   Link #154
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I hate the "I wanna be the best -insert title here- in the world and Im gunna spend 200 filler episodes doing it!" anime cliche. Its quite unbearable.
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Old 2007-10-13, 13:36   Link #155
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Earths Greatest Weapons will be weilded by our children

Yes that Chiche goes to a certain kid captain in Bleach

its also chiche when a chick skinny as hell wielding a weapon that she prob couldn't even lift.. let alone fight.
I don't mind that cliche as much because that gives the room for romance to develop, because I don't know about you guys but straight action/military anime is quite boring. However, anime such as SaiKano that features mostly adults involved with one special teenager to me is a really good way to make things non-cliche, and I love it. It's one of those cliche that you know is there but without it anime would never be the same. Other ones are just annoying and unnecessary to the point that you wish it would be left out from any other anime you'll watch.
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Old 2007-10-13, 13:42   Link #156
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Add this to your list:

If two characters like each other, then there's a 50% chance they're both childhood friends.

I'm sorry but it is getting too cliche that it's annoying.
Agree 100%, seems every romance, especially if its a harem style based off a eroge, has this cliche. Getting really old really fast.
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Old 2007-10-13, 14:53   Link #157
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I don't mind that cliche as much because that gives the room for romance to develop, because I don't know about you guys but straight action/military anime is quite boring. However, anime such as SaiKano that features mostly adults involved with one special teenager to me is a really good way to make things non-cliche, and I love it. It's one of those cliche that you know is there but without it anime would never be the same. Other ones are just annoying and unnecessary to the point that you wish it would be left out from any other anime you'll watch.
Special teenager? I'm talking about a character who looks like they couldnt even bench press 70 pounds let alone a sword just as big as them...
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Old 2007-10-13, 16:09   Link #158
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how about this, a certain looser emo kid who had never even touched a big mechanical robot before can pilot it in god mode, go berserk in it, then re-write the whole os, just in a day's work
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Old 2007-10-13, 16:52   Link #159
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Special teenager? I'm talking about a character who looks like they couldnt even bench press 70 pounds let alone a sword just as big as them...
A human-sized sword would weight a lot less than 70 pounds. Swords aren't nearly as heavy as you might think they are. To give you an example - a zweihander (two handed sword) with the length of 180cm weights only about 2 - 3 Kg.

As for cliches - The good, old setup of two childhood friends reuniting after a few years of separation. You can bet there is a promise of some sort, and the guy has forgotten about it
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Old 2007-10-13, 19:09   Link #160
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A human-sized sword would weight a lot less than 70 pounds. Swords aren't nearly as heavy as you might think they are. To give you an example - a zweihander (two handed sword) with the length of 180cm weights only about 2 - 3 Kg.
Thanks god, someone is here to correct that old misconception about european swords.

I'll add that those swords are not dull and can be as sharp as a katana; famous european swordsmiths like those in Toledo (Spain) would not feel shame from being compared to the likes of Goro Masamune.
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