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message 1: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (last edited Aug 31, 2010 10:47AM) (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
So looking back at the the manga I've read, I noticed that certain genres have clichés that seem to take up over half of that genre.
So why not list every cliché you can remember from the last few mangas you've read and last few animes you've watched.


message 2: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Most Shounen manga has at least one character with Spikey Hair.


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 31, 2010 11:12AM) (new)

ditzy female lead, preferably with tough childhood friend who has a crush on her


message 4: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Annoying female lead who complains about everything that goes wrong in her life and takes it out on other people.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

orphaned child who's parents died tragicly and they now live on theyre own, probably in an apartment.


message 6: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Characters that just disappear without any reason to.


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 31, 2010 11:55AM) (new)

hmmmm girl who has to choose between two boy, she always picks the wrong one if you ask me.


message 8: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
I agree.
A boy who wears dresses just because they can.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

a totally dorky boy who doesnt get that all the girls have a crush on him.


message 10: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (last edited Aug 31, 2010 12:07PM) (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Yeah.

The boy who can't understand why he has a harem of girls, and why half of them like him.

And for fun...

Underaged teachers.
You have to be 20 to be considered an adult, so child/teenage teachers is a horrid cliche.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

oh i got one!!

girl getting into an all boys school and crossdressing, or vice-versa boy getting into all girls school.


message 12: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (last edited Aug 31, 2010 12:18PM) (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Yup. Girls who look like boys and get confused for one.

And this one is very rare so it is still okay: A girl that looks like a boy and ends up falling in love with a boy that looks like a girl.


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

lol!!


girly pansy boys, who are 'delicate' like a girl.


message 14: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Fights that take up too much time/episodes that you get annoyed with halfway.


Heres one for anime only, a filler episode without any character development, but to be just for comedy.


Devan, Sarcasm Expert (curiouscat) | 965 comments Mod
How during fights the opponent lets the other person talk on how to stop them during a battle.


message 16: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Yeah...in every manga that doesn't have the Yakuza(they don't care what you have to say).

How pansy guys always get the girl.


Xerxes Break(Vivian Ephona) (ephona) I see the cliche of a really evil father figure!


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

or a mother that died of illness or weak constitution years ago and the child blames themselves


message 19: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (last edited Sep 01, 2010 08:12PM) (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Or an overly strick grandmother, who has complete control over her grandchildren.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

and why is there NEVER grandfather mentioned?


message 21: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Because he is hiding in the corner cowering away from the grandmother was what I always guessed...


Hmm...the leading male is being way to clueless to anything but his goal.


message 22: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Perverts are just too extreme...>_< They don't seem like real perverts with how bad they are.

*starts to sign the chorus to Chichi Chichi Oppai*


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

yeah they do become a bit unrealistic.


message 24: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
'Ello, I'm playing Genre GOD to the Shoujo and Shounen folders.


message 25: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Yup, I'm done.

Hmm...The guy who gets top marks and looks like a nerd is almost always bullied.


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

yep.

or the main character is a hot-head male who is totally clueless and usually has a crush on(or vice versa) a meek and/or quiet, polite girl.


message 27: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (last edited Sep 11, 2010 03:40PM) (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
The Yanki speaks in slang and have below average grades...not all Yankis are idiots.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

hi hanna :)

yes!

a total nerd/girly boy is class president,


message 29: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
The Class President has a big secret.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

thats a good one.

tough guy is actually a super push-over and hates being rude or violence.


message 31: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
The weak looking guy is the strongest in class.


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

uncle who's a writer.


message 33: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Uncle who's an actor.


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

girl who's mother was a model/actress/bellet dancer, and the girl follows in the mothers footsteps, trying to be better.


message 35: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

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A boy/girl who is forced to play an insterment or dance because of their parents are forcing them too not because they like to.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

crazy grandparent(usually grandmother)


message 37: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
Father that looks younger then he actually is.


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

childhood friends who meet again and fall in love.


message 39: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

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Parents that are never there.


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

someone accidentaly entering the wrong side of the bathhouse (aka boys into the girls side, vice versa)


message 41: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

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Student falls in love with teacher and vice versa.


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

an all girls school having male teachers/staff.


message 43: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
All boys school where most the boys end up being Homosexual...>_<


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

lol yeah.

a girl living alone in a big apartment.


message 45: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (last edited Sep 11, 2010 04:39PM) (new)

Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥) (chintotheexperiment) | 3807 comments Mod
A teenager who falls in love with his/her doctor. >_< That is annoying.

Oyaji is a now a fun word, Oyagi = Middle Aged.


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

lol

a family who shares their house with a random stranger willingly.


message 47: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

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A childhood friend whom you haven't been close to since you were children comes to stay at your house years later and admits to being in love with you. >_<


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

happens all the time....in manga.

alien sharing a house with a teenager and then falls in love with him/her.


message 49: by Tetsu (Doki Doki ~♥), WRRRRY! (new)

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Cat/Dog that can turn almost completely human and is in love with its owner.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

gilr/boy who's been fused with an animal and has the ears/tail/wings ect.


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