Most Annoying Romance Anime Cliches

RoseRedFlower
I just finished watching Comet Lucifer and was really disappointed. Then I decided to make a list of romance cliches that this and other anime have. These cliches can be good or bad but they're always in these romantic anime! This list will specifically be focusing on the bad sides of these romance anime cliches that aren't very good.

The Top Ten

1 Physical Assault On Men Physical Assault On Men

This usually happens when the tsundere ends up hitting or beating the guy she likes because they said something they find embarrassing. And why does this only happen to men? It's not good when a woman gets punched but when a guy gets punched everything's cool? - RoseRedFlower

I know! In all sorts of anime, a girl can hit a guy for any reason but if a guy hits a girl he's evil. It happens in Naruto, The Familiar of Zero, Bleach etc. - TwilightKitsune

Never found this funny and I never will. - HoneyClover

I agree with this statement. In most of the anime I’ve watched through my life, the one thing I never liked at all was the tsundere. They’re just mean, spoiled brats who can’t be honest with themselves and treat almost all of our kind hearted anime protagonists like crap for no reason. Why do so many anime end up with the main male hero always getting stuck with the abusive tsundere they share a love/hate relationship with when there are clearly better options in terms of girlfriends. God, I just wish I could go into my computer screen, and give those Tsunderes the punishment they deserve. Or better yet, just hope karma bites them in the butt so hard, they’ll start to regret everything they’be done and atone for their sins. The worst Tsundere of them all, in my prediction, would have to be Louise from the Familiar of Zero. While I haven’t watched the anime, I have watched scenes and reviews about it and I can say perfectly that she alone is the reason I don’t even want ...more

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2 Main Character Doesn't Know When Someone Loves Them Main Character Doesn't Know When Someone Loves Them

Oh we all saw this one coming. Most anime have this cliche. It's when a girl or guy can't tell that people are attracted to them and just act clueless. Even though it's so obvious that the person loves them, for some reason they just can't tell at all. - RoseRedFlower

3 Teenagers Fall In Love Teenagers Fall In Love

I'm an adult and I can't help but notice so many romance anime take place in teenage years. Yeah I can assure you that in real life, most people don't end up marrying the guy they were with in high-school. They pretty much separate during college. - RoseRedFlower

4 Love Triangle Love Triangle

Just when the pair of lovers seem to be growing closer, BAM! Someone random comes in and loves the main character. Then we have a love triangle on our hands! And it's really obviously as to who the main character will pick because we saw the MC fall in love with the lead. - RoseRedFlower

This is one of the most annoying things in romantic anime's
just when my ship was about to sail BOOM! another stranger comes in and falls in love the character.And then we will be having ship fights of which of them were better with the main character.I AM SO PISSED WITH THESE THINGS! they won't just let the two supposed to be couples characters just be together and no one disturbing them its just plain annoying!

5 Childhood Friend Rejection Childhood Friend Rejection

The dreaded friend zone area. And pretty much anyone who ends up a childhood friend doesn't get the person they love. It happens all the time and I just end up feeling sorry for the childhood friend. You know they love the person but then they're rejected. - RoseRedFlower

Your Lie In April :v

6 Perfect Love Interest Perfect Love Interest

Whether female or male, it's the perfect love interest. They're gorgeous, they have a great personality and have zero flaws! - RoseRedFlower

Yep these things annoy me the most.I hate love interest in anime but when the main character dosen't like him or her then we're screwed

7 The Ending Is Predictable The Ending Is Predictable

These anime end up having one of two endings.
1. The Main Character and Love Interest get together
2. They don't get together because they're too dense to notice - RoseRedFlower

8 Pervert Scene Pervert Scene

There's always that awkward scene where the two lovers see or do something perverted by accident. I'm sure just by reading this, there's already a scenario in your head. - RoseRedFlower

You can predict when this scene happens and you get ready for the disappointment. - HoneyClover

What is going on in that picture?

9 Harem Forms Harem Forms

There's nothing I find more annoying then watching a nice romance form and then suddenly everyone is in love with the main character. It's either for no good reason, a stupid reason or doesn't know how humans work. - RoseRedFlower

Most harem anime just suck. - HoneyClover

Like Sword Crap Online - TwilightKitsune

Let me be honest harem anime r better to b left as hentai then actual anime 😑. Every time I see them it just makes me wonder what the creator was thinking.

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10 Transfer Student Transfer Student

There's a lot of times when there's a new transfer student that either is the main character or love interest. So you instantly know who's going to fall in love. Yet what I find strange is why people always seem to obsess over the new student. - RoseRedFlower

The Contenders

11 Rescue Romance Rescue Romance

Easily one of my most hated cliches of all time. Why does there have to be a romance when a hero rescues someone? Barf. You can rescue someone without going lovey-dovey. This is why I am so afraid of saying "Thanks for saving me" because of this awful trope.

12 Both People are Clueless About How They Feel About Each Other
13 Unrequited Love
14 Beach Episode

Either they're good or bad. Usually a bit annoying and just fanservice. Every now and then you find a good one but most are mediocre.

15 Love Denial

Honestly, this is like in every love story. A character would be in denial when people ask them if they like someone.

16 Kiss Interruption

That one time when our favourite ship are so close to kissing, and someone or something interrupts them. Example: a phone call (the most cliche out of the cliches)

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