Worst Anime Cliches


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61 Running in Openings Running in Openings

This happened in Miraculous Ladybug opening. Especially, in the last scene of the opening (i know Miraculous is not an anime) - ChatNoirFan18

Lots of things - Adventurur2

Oh wait, Danny Phantom uses this cliche (i know it's not an anime). Especially, on the lyric "Goona catch'em causes he's Danny Phantom" aka the scene when Danny chased a frightened blue ghost. - ChatNoirFan18

Yep. - Emberleap

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62 Power-Ups Power-Ups

IKR! This must be on the very bottom of this list of a hundred items.

But how are fighting shounens supposed to work without power-ups? O_O - Goku02

63 Fanservice OVA's Fanservice OVA's

Apparently dozens of these anime ova's EXIST, including the filler show that is Extended Edition - PrinceOfFire

This is just a wrong excuse to make porn of of your anime examples of this are the 9 atrocious Fairy OVA's especially
OVA 1: Welcome to Fairy Hills and OVA9: Fairies' Christmas Party - PrinceOfFire

64 Half-Human/ Half-Animal Characters Half-Human/ Half-Animal Characters

The Saiyans, InuYasha, Naruto ( he has cat whiskers lol ),..etc... - Goku02

65 Favorite Character Dies Favorite Character Dies

I know this feeling ;_; - HoneyClover

66 Gravity-Defying Breasts Gravity-Defying Breasts

That image...what the hell? - HoneyClover

Is it a gif? - Adventurur2

67 Teenager Protagonists Teenager Protagonists

This is in almost every anime. Probably because it hits that demographic better if your characters are a bunch of teens. - HoneyClover

That is too common and while I can see some anime making it work (AOT because they constantly need new soldiers but they show that they are not all powerful and need to grow and learn).

Tru - Adventurur2

68 Characters That Keep Using Engrish Phrases

Like hello,goodbye and SOB - Adventurur2

69 Immortal Characters Immortal Characters
70 Everyone Dies Everyone Dies

Danganronpa (even though it's technically a game), Madoka Magica

Wait, that's not anime, that's Sheakspeare

71 Summer Festivals Summer Festivals
72 I'm Late! I'm Late! I'm Late! I'm Late!

Usagi Tsukino in a nutshell. - Goku02

I know that this isn't an anime but in Miraculous Ladybug they do frequently do this trope where Marinette is always late to class. - Anonymousxcxc

These scenes are often hilarious. - Entranced98

Spider-man never used this cliche - Adventurur2

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73 Shock Value Shock Value

Like someone eating a human, that's shock value - Adventurur2

This is actually one of my main problems with Akame ga Kill!. Don't get me wrong, I actually like Akame ga Kill!, but one flaw that bothered me was the shock value. In some anime, shock value is used when something unexpected happens such as a character dying or an unexpected plot twist occurring. Now what really bothers me about Akame ga Kill! 's shock value is that while it was honestly effective in the first two deaths of the anime, it started to decline in quality as it felt like characters were just being killed from left to right without receiving enough character development before their death flag was given. So yeah, shock value is a little something that some anime need to improve on. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

74 Freeze Frame! Freeze Frame!
75 Women as Sex Symbols Women as Sex Symbols

Think about it... Big busts, stereotypically blonde, clothing that are near to exposing their bodies. Uff... What more can one say? - ClassicGaminer

76 Genki Girls Genki Girls

yep - Adventurur2

77 Always Angry Characters Always Angry Characters

These characters are usually very annoying ( Chi Chi, Sakura, Kagome,... ) - Goku02

78 Main Character Sits Next to the Window in Class Main Character Sits Next to the Window in Class

I recall reading something a few years back that this is done to reduce the amount of stuff to animate in the classrooms to save money? I could be wrong though. - Rue

Not a bad one, as it does absolutely no damage to the plot 99.9% of the time. - Entranced98

If you pay close attention you can see it a lot but it's not the worst cliché. - HoneyClover

79 Vengeful Characters Vengeful Characters

That image of vegeta is perfect - Adventurur2

80 Squads Squads

Why is this not #1? EVERY anime has this! That one squad of friends that defeats all the bad guys.

It is fine to have squads since there is more strength in numbers. However, that does not mean a squad is an unstoppable force and also means that it will never fall apart. - YourWaifuSucks

Z-Fighters, Ichigo Team, Team Natsu, Squad 7 from Naruto, Straw Hat Pirates and the list goes on. - HoneyClover

Soilders from AoT, the smash bros gang, fairy tail - Adventurur2

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