Standard Shonen Hero YKTTW Discussion

Standard Shonen Hero
Your average Shonen Lead character
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(permanent link) added: 2012-01-20 13:43:55 sponsor: ClassyMyths edited by: Guilen (last reply: 2013-10-12 17:20:53)

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The Standard Shonen Hero is a character archetype most common in Anime and Manga, which is the standard for a Shonen Hero.

They includes the following:

  • The character has spiky anime hair.

  • The character is the Messiah.

  • The character is a Determinator.

  • The character is stupid. Or at least Book Dumb.

  • The character is loud.

  • The character has a strong bond with his Nakama.

  • The character is very forgiving and probably recruits many of his former villains into his band of True Companions.

Son Goku is the Trope Maker and the Trope Codifier, but not the Ur-Example.


  • Son Goku is the Trope Namer.

  • Naruto.

  • Ichigo Kurosaki. While he's actually very intelligent, he is still a loud mothed hero with Anime hair and a strong
connection with his True Companions.

Western Animation

  • Aang.

Obviously, it can still be expanded. I just put these guys off the top of my head to get the ball rolling.
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