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There are so many manga tropes my brain is locking up. What about the friendly rival? Starts out as a competitor but when the real bad guys show up becomes the hero's ally. Isshida and Renji in Bleach come instantly to mind.
*laugh* i love this topic
my favourites are...
Even the Guys want him
Stupid Sexy Flanders
i am proud to be a Yaoi Fangirl (also a trope) indeed
I love how Ouran Host Club blew up all the old shojo tropes: the reverse harem, twincest, the prince, the megane, the stoic, and the shota. The early chapters and anime were particularly brilliant parody.
Another trope: the plucky under dog. Every Jump action hero starts off as one, the weak guy every one underestimates but always wins through hard work and perseverance. The plucky underdog is friendship, ambition, achievement personified. It's almost shocking to read action from other magazines, where the heroes often start relatively strong and less is made of there underdog status.
Last edited by destiny4ever; April 06, 2011 at 09:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
You can't have a good romantic anime without cherry blossoms falling in slow motion! 5CM Per Second is even named after the speed cherry blossoms fall.
I love evil smirks/sniggers/grins and crazy villain laughs. Especially the smirks.
If you're talking about tropes in Ouran, then how could you possible miss out the cross-dressing trope, Kaiten? Hatori Bisco is the queen of that trope, what with
bothOuran and HanaKimiinvolving a girl cross-dressing as a boy in school and spending much of the series trying to avoid getting found out, and the hilarity that ensues as a result
And yeah, cherry blossoms are a common accompaniment to either romance or the changing of seasons. Must have something to do with the color of cherry blossoms, and the shape of their petals And 5 cm/s made wonderful use of the cherry blossom imagery.
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^ Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hanakimi) is by Hisaya Nakajo, not Hatori Bisco...
Oh, you're right! Now how did I manage to mix them up ... I was sure Hatori Bisco did another gender-swapping/cross-dressing manga... Obviously I was mistaken
Anyway, so as to make this post more on-topic Another trope I... Well I'm not sure if I can say I like it, but it is definitely a common one. The girly+vain boy. We've seen them everywhere and Yumichika in Bleach is the first that comes to mind for me
In the same vein, there is also the tomboy. I guess as a tomboy myself (sort of anyway), I tend to like them Again coming from Bleach, there's Tatsuki.
There are quite a few tropes I like, but my favourites (at least the ones on my mind right now ) would be:
-It Got Worse
-Breaking The Fourth Wall
-What The Hell, Hero?
Last edited by Crude; April 10, 2011 at 03:28 PM.
Breaking the fourth wall is one of my favorites. Adachi is the king of it, especially in Cross Game in H2. References about himself, promoting old series, adding random panels of himself.
My favourite trope is Lampshade Hanging. I love it when the series is self-aware enough to look at itself from a 360 degree view. That's why on a similar note, I also like Breaking the Fourth Wall. The funniest trope is Large Ham. As for characters, I like pairs who are in the Boke and Tsukkomi Routine.