Top 10 Anime Cliches

This is a descriptive list of some of the biggest cliche's which can be found in anime. If you have any other cliche's which you think should be on this list, feel free to add them below!

The Top Ten

Adolescent Setting

Whether the anime takes place in a school or not, anime's typically involve people in their early or late teenage years. - 4Tifier

Accidental Perverted Moments

From accidental trips over a girl to literally squeezing their boobs, almost every anime has a moment where the protagonist accidentally gets close to a girl in a perverted way. - 4Tifier

No One Looks Asian

Let's face it, for a cartoon that takes place in Japan you'd expect everyone to be Asian. Yet in anime, this is extremely hard to find! - 4Tifier

Giant Boobs

This has high school dxd written all over it the girls are around the ages of 15 and somehow their boobs are bigger than most of their body parts. Why is that?

Stupid Protagonist
Nose Bleeds
Friendship Is Literally Stronger Than Magic

In many anime's, there tend to be a lot of girls (or boys) who fall in love with the main character. It really gets ridiculous after awhile! - 4Tifier

A certain Black Swordsman (who I have as a favorite anime character by the way) comes to mind when you think about harems... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Dude what are you talking about? Guts doesn't have a harem, he had a lover, but let's not get into that. - Xross

Hmmm... perhaps this black swordsman starts with a K?
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Where Are The Parents?

The main thing. All shounen anime have their protagonist's parents missing. They don't have any role to play in the show - Kiteretsunu

Fan Service Shots

Let's face it, almost every anime that's filled with - 4Tifier

this is the only thing I remember out of to-love-ru - starryrcad

The Contenders

Everyone Is At Highschool
Gluttonous Characters

In many anime's, you'll always find that one characters who can keep on eating and never stop. It gets disturbing after awhile. - 4Tifier

I don't watch One Piece, but boy, can Luffy really chow it down with his favorite food, aka meat! - ModernSpongeBobSucks


Why are these characters so popular and why do they always get the guy in the end?
There’s nothing endearing about watching a loud, obnoxious, stubborn, rude girl constantly berating the male character, insulting him, bossing him around and PHYSICALLY ASSAULTING him, only to see that she gets her happily ever after in end after behaving so horribly.
If the genders were reversed it wouldn’t be seen as ‘cute’ it would be an abusive relationship. But because it’s the woman doing the hitting it’s apparently funny. NOT!

Beach Episodes
Swimming Episodes
The Guy Licks A Girl For No Reason
An Antagonist Licks One Of The Main Characters

eromanga sensei, enough said.
yes, they're step-sibs but it still counts lmao - starryrcad

Disgusting Characters
One Useless Main Character
Anime Crying
Anime Screaming
Anime Laughing
Anime Gore
Underwater Episodes
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