Annoying Anime Tropes

As an anime fan, you learn to speak the language. And recognizing inconsistencies and common tropes is all part of the journey. After being suggested by a friend, I decided to dive a bit deeper into my expertise and discuss tropes that I can’t stand.

1. The Excessive Eating Trope

I feel like this an overlooked trope.  But aside from the fact, that it’s unrealistic it just seems plain silly.  There no way in hell someone Hinata size can eat 46 bowls of Ramen in one sitting.  No one Choji size can stomach 46 servings in one sitting.  I know there professional food eaters and gluttons in real life but this ridiculous.

2.  The Female Lead picking the Fuck boy over The Prince

With this one, where do I even begin? This has got to stop.   I get the concept of good girls like bad boys. And maybe, this is what the creators are playing off of.  But this shit toxic even if it reflects real life.  A lot of men and women make bad choices when picking significant others but how do we condone this.   Are we really disillusioned enough to think these choices are healthy?  It’s 2018, we have to do better.

3.  Bland male lead who gets all the girls. 

To sort of piggyback off of number 2, people make bad choices in real life. So if you want a logical explanation, you have one. But come on, this can’t be the life you want to highlight.  How can you get an interesting love story with a bland character? I mean how is dude even likable when a paper bag has more flavor.  It’s not even like he’s easy enough on the eyes to distract you from the truth.  He’s kind of just there. But all jokes aside, this concept is getting a bit played out. I’ve seen it done too many times for me not to point it out.

4.  Unnecessary Fan Service.

I feel like this one is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. No put intended. What I mean by unnecessary fan service is fan service that in no way serves to push the story further or just comes out of nowhere.  I’m talking about panty shots, popping cleavage and other things that fall into this category. Awkward sexual situation happen in life but it’s to the point where directors are just throwing scenes in for the hell of it. It’s not funny, it’s creepy. Stop it!

5.  A monologue in between fights.

I don’t if this can be considered a trope but we’ve all seen it.  I’ve not an expert when it comes to fighting on anything but this doesn’t happen in real life. and if it did, the talking person would just end up getting dragged.  Other than, it just makes the episodes drag and looks silly. So this needs to stop.

These are my picks for annoying anime tropes. So what are some tropes that annoy you? Join the conversation, and let me know what you think below. 


7 thoughts on “Annoying Anime Tropes

  1. Karandi January 27, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    I kind of like the excessive eating one. I like seeing characters actually eat food rather than just serving food and occasionally picking it up on their forks (way too many American shows where we don’t actually see people eat). The rest of these I agree are kind of annoying.

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  2. Lizzo January 27, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    That’s true. Never thought about it like that.

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  3. Yankydoodledoo~♥ March 6, 2018 / 4:46 am

    I get your point and I would have to say that sometimes, those tropes are enjoyable, but overdoing it is kinda annoying. But this is what I think. These anime series are made by Japanese people, and I think the reason why these tropes are being overused is because they sell in Japan. While these anime series are also being patronized outside Japan, I think the goal of the creators is just to make the Japanese people enjoy them. I don’t think that the creators think of how the foreign people would react to these tropes. Anyway, that’s what I think about the matter.

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  4. Lizzo March 6, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    The use of tropes is to envoke familarity. So thats why I think they reuse certain ones so that it feels like something you know. Your right about most animes being made with only the Japanese audience in mind. From a business stand point it makes sense. Give what sells and that’s kinda what it boils down too. There are plenty of anime that go against the grain with the intent of being innovative and parody anime which crack at tropes. So i think really depends


  5. Yankydoodledoo~♥ March 6, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    regarding those tropes you mentioned, there are certain anime genres that overuse those tropes
    apparently, those genres are the ones I don’t watch that much, so I don’t get to see much of those…
    …except probably the unnecessary fan service…

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  6. Lizzo March 6, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    i think that is universal trope. Lol


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