Everything has its typical something. But anime is one of those industries that likes to abuse a certain concept or scene just because it seemed to do the trick a few times. Needless to say, after you watch the same scene in 20 different series, you’re kinda not impressed or amused anymore. But they still don’t learn.
Guy accidentally trips and gropes the girl
This one must be the most overused scenes ever. Usually, the main character falls and, of course, he ends up touching the lady parts of his crush. Well, in some cases it’s not the crush, but that’s how it usually goes. Either this, or he ends up with his face stuffed between her titties. I’m trying to remember when did it stop being funny. Oh, after the first time I’ve seen it.
The beach episode
It doesn’t matter what the show is about. Slice of life/comedy? Here comes the beach episode. Is it a heartbreaking drama? Let’s relieve the tension with a beach episode. Are they fighting against evil using some giant ass weird robots? Then we clearly need the beach episode because it makes so much sense. It doesn’t matter if the season has 12 or 6188 episodes. The characters will sure be able to take a break from the plot and just enjoy their life on the seaside with their boobs in the sun. Mmm…so appealing.
The dangerously clumsy girl
Clumsy is not sexy. It is meant to be funny and petty, not sexually appealing. And it’s not even cute anymore. To go even deeper, this cliché could’ve been called the rich and shy glasses girl that can’t do anything right. They fall, the break things, they make a mess when they cook, they cut their fingers, they accidentally murder someone. And they’re everywhere. I’m so sick of this characters I just want to go and punch them in the fact back to reality. You’re not cute and sexy and you don’t make people want to take care of you. You’re just getting on everyone’s nerves.
The magical window seat
The main character always gets a seat by the window, in the back of the class. This is the general rule of anime. This is the spot where they can daydream or sleep in peace, doing their main character job. Sometimes, you can recognize them because they might be the only ones with crazy coloured hair. Regardless, their spot in the back of the class is untouched and, if they get to be moved around, they will somehow always end up in the same chair by some miraculous twist of fate. You lose your seat, you automatically become a side character. This is how it goes and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Running late for school
Much like being clumsy, I think this is supposed to add depth to the characters. Much like being clumsy, this is abused and overused. The running late for school with a slice of bread in your mouth has become so overused that Nichibros decided to make fun it. And it was a good joke. But that doesn’t mean other characters have stopped doing it. It is much less popular nowadays with all these noisy alarm clocks, but hey, it still happens.
I have no time to write a proper ending. You tell me what’s the most annoying cliché you can think of.