Featured Articles tagged as "Anime Archetypes"
Nakama and the Cheesy, Yet Wholesome, Friendships in Anime
"The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb." Anime, especially shounen anime, reaffirms this proverb time after time. Comrades who battle together develop strong, almost unbreakable bonds—becoming more like family than mere friends. Let’s explore why this trope is so popular.
Japanese School Life Makes You Feel Like You're In Anime
The school campus is one of the most popular settings in manga and anime, appearing across a wide range of genres with varying degrees of realism. But what are the real world bases of these institutions like? Let’s take a look at some of the iconic features of Japanese schools.
All about Dojikko: Who Are These Clumsy Cuties?
Have you ever seen a cute girl in your favorite anime trip, falling to the ground unharmed but embarrassed, and felt the overwhelming desire to help her up? Congratulations, you've just encountered a dojikko. Let's take a closer look at this adorable anime archetype.
All About Mecha Musume
Within all the genres and subgenres of anime exists a realm where mechanization and moe come together; mecha musume. What's the history of this strangely cute genre, and who are the key players?
What The Hell Is a Fujoshi? [Meaning]
Fujoshi can definitely claim to be one of the most contentious words ever. With so many uses and meanings, and all of these with different emotional interpretations, it's no wonder many are thoroughly confused. It's definitely time to put fujoshi under the microscope.
Otaku Girls: A Guide
Who are otaku girls? What are they like? How do you talk to one? What are some examples in anime? All these questions and more will be answered here, in our guide about the who's, where's, and what's about otaku girls in anime and in real life.
A Beginner's Guide to Being Chuunibyou
A description of what chuunibyou is, why characters fall into this "illness" to protect themselves, and how you can pick up the chuunibyou lifestyle yourself if you so choose!
Top 15 Epic Transformation Sequences in Anime
Henshin a go go baby! Transformation is a staple in many genres of anime, from fighting to magical girl. The sacred rule of transformation is that no other character is allowed is interrupt while you power up to your next form, so of course you want to make things spiffy with a henshin sequence.
The Curious Case of the Female Class President in Anime
"Student Council President" is a an important title in most high school focused anime. And while the total number of student council presidents would make one think they’re worth a dime a dozen, there’s actually something a bit more interesting about them: they’re overwhelmingly female.
50 Anime References You May Have Missed
Were you ever caught off guard by an anime reference - big or small - in another series? There are actually more anime easter eggs to uncover than you may have imagined. Here are 50 anime references your may have missed.
Yandere Definition: A Comprehensive Guide to Crazy
Have you ever wondered what a yandere really is and why the hell they are so popular, but been too afraid to ask? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our full coverage of the origination and definition of the term, some classic examples, and why some people are really into yandere.
Top 15 Annoying Cliches In Anime: This Again?
Ever start watching a new anime only to get the feeling of deja vu? Let's be honest: many popular shows are chock-full of cliches. Whether we love them or hate them, they have come to define anime! Here is a list of 15 things viewers are almost guaranteed to see in most anime.
An Article About Anime Tropes? How Dere You!
Tropes are everywhere in anime. Perhaps no medium is more dependent on them than this one we love so much, so here are a few thoughts on this seemingly overwhelming subject to serve as a doorway to the complex world of anime tropes.
Top 15 Yandere Characters in Anime: Yandere Definition
It's slowly become one of the most popular archetypes in anime, but what exactly does yandere mean? From past favorites to horrific newcomers, this list contains the best of of the best yandere in anime history and present.
Top 15 Dandere Characters in Anime: What is a Dandere?
What is a dandere? With voices softer than the whisper of the wind and more cuteness than you can handle, these sweethearts are characters sure to steal... or at least, gently caress your heart. Delve into the subtle world of the dandere and find out what makes them so uniquely mysterious!
Top 20 Kuudere Girls in Anime: What is a Kuudere?
Kuudere girls are known to be cold and distant. They seem to be without a hint of emotion. Don't let this fool you though, for their true selves are anything but. Come check out this list of popular examples in anime to get a better understanding of what it truly means to be a Kuudere.
Anime Openings: The Blue Anime Sky is the Limit!
Anime has a reputation for being formulaic, and it's not entirely undeserved. Watch enough anime openings and they might start to look the same. Let's talk about a famous anime opening trope—beautiful anime sky and clear water motifs—and see why they are so popular!
Top 15 Anime Girls With Short Hair
Plenty of anime girls have beautiful long hairstyles. But what about their short-locked sisters? Short hair is just as cute on anime girls, as the following list proves. Here are some of the best short-haired girls in anime!