Created By: F1Krazy on July 22, 2016 Last Edited By: F1Krazy on July 22, 2016

Cute Girls Doing X Things

A show about a group of girls who all share a hobby or interest.

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A Sub-Trope of Slice of Life shows, and most commonly seen in Moe-oriented Anime, Cute Girls Doing X Things shows feature a group of cute girls who all share a particular interest or hobby, around which the show revolves. Usually, there are five of them, and usually they're of High School age, with a school club dedicated to their activities.

Typically, these shows will have more of a plot than standard Slice of Life shows due to the focus on the activity, and may even verge into full-on Action territory depending on what the activity actually is ([1], for example). By and large, however, they still maintain the light-hearted, fairly comedic tone of the Slice of Life genre as a whole.

For a show to count as "Cute Girls Doing X Things", the main cast has to be entirely female - there might not even be any male characters in the entire show - and they have to share a hobby that's central to the show's premise (otherwise it's just "cute girls doing cute things", i.e. Slice of Life). A lot of Idol Singer shows fall into this category, as do some (but not all) Magical Girl shows.

Shows of this type also tend to be Schoolgirl Series and School Club Stories, though not always (and shows under those tropes aren't necessarily this trope either). If it's an anime, it'll usually feature a Japanese School Club. They will often feature an Improbably Female Cast, and may feature a Tournament Arc in which they take their hobby to a competitive level. Some of the girls may count as Otaku depending on the hobby and their level of obsession with it.

The trope name is an example of a Snowclone (when adding entries, replace "X" with whatever activity it is that the show revolves around). Not to be confused with cute girls doing X-rated things.


Examples of this trope include:

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Western Animation

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