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Anime Cliches. Bad ones?
PIT_FACE at 10:30AM, May 13, 2010
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anime eye close ups.
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elektro at 2:48PM, May 13, 2010
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I can't get over the fact that death means nothing in Dragon Ball. Dying is basically a change of address and a free halo.

Basically, it's the Eastern version of death in superhero comics.
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JabberwockyJones at 11:39AM, May 14, 2010
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2. This happens at least once in most animes not meant for children and some that are:
-A weirdo violent person, usually a man, sticks out his great long slavering tongue and slowley licks it along the edge of a knife while looking at some intimidated female.
It makes you want to take that knife away from them, grab their tongue, pull it out and use the knife to cut it off.


Ugh yes. It looked badass the first time I saw it. Now I just hope they accidentally cut themselves on the knife. -_-
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ccs1989 at 1:40PM, May 14, 2010
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The “Just as Planned” cliche has become big in anime and manga lately. Light and Aizen are mostly responsible. It used to be villains would actually look worried when things weren't going their way (see: Freeza). That doesn't seem to happen anymore.
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Mitaukano at 2:08PM, May 14, 2010
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You cannot beat the main character ever. Not even if you are Moses.
I miss the good old days when I thought there was Plot development, and Naoko Takeuchi would draw hot girls and only have variations of men's hairstyles to make different male characters.

This is Motoki: he has light hair.
This is Mamoru: he has Dark hair.
Mix and serve for the entire chapter. Make them shorter to make other guys!
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Hawk at 3:40PM, May 14, 2010
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Vibrating eyeballs. It's the cheap way to show tension, because you don't have to move the character's face, just have their eyes tremble a bit.
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PIT_FACE at 6:59PM, May 14, 2010
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ccs1989
The “Just as Planned” cliche has become big in anime and manga lately. Light and Aizen are mostly responsible. It used to be villains would actually look worried when things weren't going their way (see: Freeza). That doesn't seem to happen anymore.

i agree with that. i friggin HATE anime villains!i know the west has some one dimensioned characters too, but DAMN!i cant remember the last time i saw an interesting villain in anime, they make em look all flashy, but just so damn interchangable when it comes to personality.
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Sea_Cow at 5:44PM, May 16, 2010
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I know a bad anime cliche. It's called anime.
I am so happy to finally be back home
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ozoneocean at 8:39PM, May 16, 2010
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I know a bad anime cliche. It's called anime.
:P

This isn't a general anime bashing thread though.

I remember back when I was little, anime was like a revelation.
We didn't call it anime then though of course… That was introduced as a marketing term later on.
The thing about anime was that it featured proper adult characters behaving like adults, in proper shaped HUMAN bodies moving around in good looking realistic worlds.
-As opposed to western animation that consisted of chiefly silly cartoony distorted stuff from Hanna Barbarra, Disney, and Warner Brothers.
The “realistic” western stuff was limited to a couple of characters in some Disney cartoons, horribly painted crap with bad repetitive simple stories in various superhero cartoons like Superfirends and the Justice League, and badly painted jerky repetitive stuff in He-man.

It was Japanese anime expertise that helped bring Western animation up to standard. They also showed that there was a market for well drawn stuff with better stories.

So, while I hate the cliches, it doesn't mean I have a problem with anime in general.
 
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GameCargo at 8:50PM, May 20, 2010
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We still have good anime shows. *Tries to think of one….*. There's Black Lagoon and Afro Samurai. Other than those two and Speed Grapher there aren't any mature series out.
Going through motions while I get my head straight.
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isukun at 8:22AM, May 21, 2010
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I assume you're referring to American TV, because there are far more if you look at what the Japanese are watching.
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