>calm and/or weak character
>goes berserk and unleashes a living hell upon everything in the sight
Bonus points if character is truly uncontrollable and poses a threat even to their allies.
Characters who live and breath to fight.
> Den of Lions
>The person that was developed throughout the show as the MC's bitter rival/sworn enemy ends up taking side with him/her in order to kick the real villain's ass.
Viral and Lord Genome say hi.
I'll stop watching it when other anime learn to do this
evangelion doesn't really fit that too well because shinji does jack shit, it's all the eva breaking it's restraints, even if it does it to protect shinji.
unless by character you meant unit 01.
I guess Abel Nightroad qualifies, but it's more like his clumsy and weak persona is an intentional disguise.
I hope we'll get a remix surpassing the original. Most of remixes are either too party-like, or not powerful enough. Original is just a pure hype turned into music.
Shoujo Shinka! was absolutely amazing, but it's a bit too different from EMIYA to work in UBW. Also all versions form Realta Nua Soundtrack Reproduction are very good, especially the slow one in Unite, but I wouldn't say they are better than original.
Let's hope that it will surpass the original. Now that I think about it, the version from Unlimited Codes was pretty hype, since the music changed when you were ready to cast UBW
I've always been a sucker for the fiery, hot blooded mecha protagonist to the point where I need to see it outside mecha. The more overemotional, the better.
Literally every anime would be improved by having someone like Domon Kasshu for the MC
When something tragic happens, and everything goes silent for a moment before a character screams their head off and the episode ends.
I've seen it enough times now that I easily seeing it coming, but it still works every time.
>Characters aligned with "Good" who seem (or are) more insane than the evil enemies they fight
>opening starts playing during the final battle
>ending starts playing in an emotional moment
Nothing gets my dick harder having different variations of the same song depending on the character's mood
MC is a morally good guy.
He protects his friends and fights for peace.
I like it when shonens and other action shows cut away into chibi diagrams and lessons to explain what's going on.
>transforms from dystopian citizen in a red potato sack to gar killing machine
I loved that because the other characters reactions tend to be so fucking funny.
> cheeky bitch who kept on beating you up, calling you weak and shit
> the edgy strong guy who hates you and your weak mentality
>Joke character who kept talking shit about how strong he was in the past through the whole series.
>it ends up being true
>Mecha gets hit
>Scene of the pilot inside struggling
>Mecha is having a hard time doing something
>Zoom to pilot face struggling
I swear this is what muricans need to understand when they try to do mecha movies
Ergo Proxy, despite the ending coming out of nowhere was fantastic.
>pinochio archetype characters.
Love those every time. Probably why I enjoy Digimon Tamers, Lain, and cyberpunk.
>reusing openings and endings
Thats not a cliche just shows how pathetically the produces view music.
Endless amounts of tracks and they decided to pick the series opener/ending cause they are to full of themselves to instead have them being their own creation they decide to put a face on it.
I really fucking hate whenever that happens in anime.
Revenge characters. If they have hearts of gold, the better.
Sacrificing for greater good
Dying with no regrets
1vs1 all of nothing (Kirei vs Kiritsugu, Spike vs Vicious, Taoluo vs Haojun, Kougami VS Makishima)
Even better when they've somehow completely overrun a school and the banchou plans to take over other schools. It makes no sense, but it's always amazing
Loved that guy. He made me kek because
>Old man :" Watch the café while we're going on a dangerous rescue mission"
>Everyone thinks it's because he's useless
>It's actually because he can protect Anteiku all by himself in case of some little attack
>villain gets wrecked in the first and only attack
Gary so Stu, the show transcends the very concept of shitty writing and reaches some magical realm of ridiculous awesomeness.
When all hope is lost and characters stare into death just as MC saves them
Like when Zeruel invades HQ in Evangelion or when Kira Yamato returns as jesus in Gundam Seed. That stuff makes me hard everytime
Everything about it is. That´s why it´s so great.
What if MC's bro is part of the harem?
I love it when the MC's bro got a chance to shine.
Ohh yeah I remember dropping it because of that. It just kept getting more stupid but that was my limit. I couldn´t bear it and I was a casual at that time so that´s gotta mean something.
Not sure if it counts as a cliché, but gratutitous screen-shaking.
I honestly wonder why that doesn't happen more often. You'd think more series would try to pander to both regular otaku and fujoshits at the same time for maximum cashgrabbing
When a nearly unbeatable villian who mocks his opponents and everyone fears him defeats MC or anyone after a long battle and acknowledges him as a worthy opponent. I know it's Naruto, but that Guy vs Madara satisfied me.
Leitmotif is the association of a musical phrase / theme with the character.
What that anon's talking about is probably best described as theme & variation, since they aren't saying that the theme is necessarily associated with any specific character, and since they're specifically talking about variation of the theme.
When the main character reveals his true strength for the first time.
>MC tells love interest he loves her in time and a whole lot of drama gets avoided.
In the Tatami Galaxy it does, sorta. After a whole lot of time resets though
well I agree when it is at the start but I think it is more silly they are practically eyefucking eachother 24/7 and they are still too unsure to confess. And then there is drama about that.
still it is kinda sad when a story gets a sequel that wasnt planned in and the writer is really awkward about how they interact now the romance is resolved since there is little work that contains it.
>Character is fucking useless
>Everything he does just makes the situation worst
>After everyone just accepts that said character is a liability he does something badass and saves the day.
I'm a sucker for losers who overcome his own weakness.
>MC vs Big Bad
>Full-stop, "You hurt my friends" rage, all powerups
>Gets his ass handed to him
>MC vs Big Bad
>Getting rekt, desperate situation
>Mentor shows up
>Big Bad is forced to bail
dont know if you guys are serious or not.
>Goof was the strongest character and was holding back the entire time until shit got real.
>Villain goes out of his way to take out the biggest threat
>Everyone is shocked when it's the most unlikely person.
yeah but it is also with western shit. Like those young adult books that start out with about 5 books, where they go from 12 yo to 17 yo. Those authors are mostly 30 y\ear old fags with a wife.
I don't think that's necessarily true. I mean, yeah, it definitely helps, but you can get what you need to know just from observing 3D couples.
You don't need to have been in the military to write a war story either, and so on
>MC stars like a douchebag and ends up as a good guy
>something sad happens
>only the sound of rain can be heard
>the ED starts playing over the last seconds of the episode as characters are still talking or whatever
The first cour of Nodame Cantabile has this down perfectly.
>every loli in the show wants the MC to love them
>characters are out of ammo/mana/whatever
>resort to duking it the fuck out the old fashioned way
Dick status: Muh.
>Cheerful and energetic character
>Tends to use jokes or a persona to parry his sad feelings
>Smart or a genius character
>Badly mangles basic things like cooking or girly shit
>Narrator jumps out of nowhere to explain the thing
>Shinji clone/pussy character goes full edgelord/badass to stop fucking up and get shit done
Bonus point if they have a good reason for doing so.
More anime should have narrator characters in general. They're always the best
>even the narrator can't explain what happened
>Two tsunderes paired up with each other
>It ends in tragedy
I just love communication breakdowns in general. It feels so real.
>MC can't defeat an opponent
>his master (Preferably an old man) fight in his place
>even a girl gets what's she deserves for being a bitch.
>when the badass gruff dude hangs out with the adorable kid of the group
>master is mortally wounded from said fight
>as he dies, he transfers his signature technique to his student
>at the end of the series, the student uses his master's technique to finish the big bad
>based girl loses the MC bowl
>it's revealed she actually moved on, found someone better for her and now leads a successful and/or satisfying life.
It feels so good when that happens. Having "losing" girls longig/suffering forever just because they lost the attention of a guy is beyond dumb. Specially if they're based girls to begin with.