Shounen Cliches

Those Hated (And Liked) Shounen Cliches

So what is  a cliche?

A cliche is a phrase or popular and common idea or opinion is constantly reused and recycled to the point where it is no longer original.
This blog mainly points a finger at the mainstream anime’s although you may find some elements that reoccur in many other story lines.

 

Mainstream Animes/Mangas:
Naruto

Naruto

 

Bleach

Bleach

 

One Piece

One Piece

 

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tale

 

From here on out some of this may be my opinion but others are based from observation!!

 

Hated Cliches

Fairy Tale

All or one female character has to have the most unrealistic huge boobs!
That one weak and annoying girl (ie. Lucy from Fairy Tail).
An annoying rivalry (ie. Gray and Natsu, seriously annoying).
That moe character who is too stupid to think for themselves.
Damsel in distress who gets everyone in a frazzle.

 

Reasonable Cliches

Naruto

Always the righteous protagonist, good of humanity.
Reasonable rivals, like Sasuke and Naruto.
The occasional female character gets with the protagonist.
Flashbacks during a battle.
The ever so loving food addict (ie. Luffy).

 

Cliches During Fights/Battles

One Piece

Evil guy dying changes his morals and blabbers about how wrong he was and how he could change.
Evil guy dying blabbers all of his info.
Evil guy dies, but suddenly comes back to life when the character has their life back together.
Character suddenly gets superhuman power boosts despite being half dead.
Protagonist suddenly reveals this secret move when he is losing
When the characters are running away and then one of them falls and for some reason can not get up and is captured.
Two characters are at least 30 feet away from each other but manage to perfectly reach the middle the same time.

 

Random Cliches

Bleach

When the antagonist postpones the fight.
Annoying Tsunderes
Both parents (or one) are dead or they die later on.
Female character that loves the protagonist but never receives the love back.

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