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Delusional Illness Anime
When a character falls ill (commonly a fever) and they become loopy/delirious/delusional as a result.
Example: Kaguya from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.
Is there a trope like this?
Mobile Game Tie-In Seasons Anime
Is there a trope for franchises like D4DJ and Bang Dream? The first season will be a prelude to the mobile game and focus on one set of characters to get audiences invested emotionally, then the game will come out and give each unit its individual story, and finally the second season will be an overstuffed mess where the writers throw a dart at a dartboard to pick which character gets some focus that week?
I know Rotating Protagonist, but I'm wondering if there's anything more germane to the Japanese multimedia business model.
Trail after impact Anime
A big fight where a certain impact is so strong the opposing character "slides" across the floor leaving a large trail in the ground. It looks something like this https://preview.redd.it/n9vla3zsocs51.jpg?auto=webp&s=7b0e6b102864e2ae136447e6599451eb7dd3de5c
Rogue Clone Trope Anime
What is the trope for a clone that goes rogue against his/her prime self?Edited by holygrail24
Rules which were Literally Made To Be Broken Anime
A setting exists in which characters are subjected to a certain rule (e.g., 'don't go outside after 10.') Someone breaks the rule. We then find out that whoever set the rule never wanted it to be followed (at least not by everyone) in the first place. No, this rule was made for a very different reason: so that people, or at least some people, would break it. That way the rulers can see who was enough of an independent thinker to break the rules (which can either be good or bad for those people, depending on the setting), or the rules can use the rule as a distraction (so that people feel clever and let off steam breaking an unimportant rule and never think to challenge the more important ones), or they exploit how some people will feel guilty after breaking a rule and that they can be coerced via guilt, etc. Regardless of the motive, the key point is: a rule is made specifically so that people will break it.Edited by ZMilesGuy
Take That, Shout Out, Other? Anime
On the Urusei Yatsura wiki page for Ryuunosuke Fujinami, it's noted that there's a fan theory that the relationship between Ryuunosuke and her dad may have been a critical lampooning by Rumiko Takahashi of the familiar relationships in either Kyojin No Hoshi, The Rose of Versailles, or both. I'll summarize their logic below, but assuming that this is valid to add a trope to the UY YMMV page, what's the applicable trope?
- In Kyojin No Hoshi, patriarch Ittetsu Hoshi is portrayed as an extremely harsh, demanding father who puts his son Hyūma through Training from Hell, centering around repeatedly pushing him to his physical limits and endless verbal abuse, in order to ensure he will be "strong enough" to carry on his father's legacy as a star baseball player. Despite this, Hyūma deeply loves his father and respects him, accepting his behavior as being well-intentioned. In contrast, the Fujinamis relationship is depicted much more cynically; Mr. Fujinami is portrayed as stupid, cruel, nonsensical and outright demented, whilst his daughter's feelings towards him are instead resentment, rage and hatred.
- In The Rose of Versailles, Oscar François de Jarjayes loves and respects her father, whose desire for a male heir is treated as romantic and noble. In contrast, Mr. Fujinami's obsession with a male heir is shown as selfish, brutal and cruel, with Ryuunosuke a victim who is deeply aware of how messed up she is because of her father's actions.
Ancient/Semi-Immortal Problem with Romance Anime
I'm looking for a trope specifically for when an immortal/semi-immortal being loses all interest in any sort of romance since they know they'll outlive the one pining after them.
The specific example I need it for is from Maken-ki!. Himegami is a half-dragon demigoddess. When asked if there's anyone she's in love with, she replies, "I had someone like that once... long ago." Then elaborates that she has no romantic interest in Takeru. The unspoken implication being that she feels he (or anyone else for that matter) would be far too young for her, because of the age difference and the difference in their lifespans.
Restrained Cannibalism Anime
I've looked quite extensively in media that would typically fall under this trope, but haven't been able to find it yet.
This trope follows a relationship (platonic or romantic both work) where one character needs to either restrain themselves or repress their instincts to eat their friend or partner. The other partner is typically aware of their partner's feelings and stays in the relationship despite that, or is completely unaware.
This trope could easily apply to most vampire stories, but an example I could think of is the dynamic that the carnivore and herbivore couples in Beastars have.
If this isn't a trope, then is it too specific to be made in one? It's my favorite trope in media ever.
Animation painstakingly re-creates real location Anime
An animated work (Japanese or not) carefully re-creates a real location. Unlike No Communities Were Harmed , real place names are used on purpose. If the work becomes popular, the locations can become destinations for fan "pilgrimage".
Love Live! Sunshine!! is a famous example among many others. I found an early example (whether it's the trope maker, I can't really say) in the 1981 "Chie the Brat" which does not even have a page (I'm considering launching).
Which trauma trope? Anime
So, Girl In A Box is going to be disambiguated per TRS action. With that in mind, I wanted to ask about this example from Ayako which is currently under that trope:
- After Ayako is finally rescued, whenever she's too stressed she will retreat to the first box or trunk large enough for her to fit in. She even slips into a shipping crate and has herself delivered to Jiro's home so she can be with him.
For context, she was locked in a basement for almost 20 years.
Do we have a trauma-related trope that would fit this?
Universally-disliked Adaptation Anime
So let's say you have a series, particularly a novel or manga, and it's gonna be adapted into a movie or anime series. By the end of the adaptation's run, it turns out that almost everyone - including critics, fans of the source material, and even newcomers who only just discovered it, dislike the adaptation.
It's only natural that some people will claim the book is better than the adaptation, as it goes with a lot of things. But is there a YMMV trope where that "some people" turns out to be basically everyone?Edited by Henshin4Life
Dotted outline Anime
What is the trope especially in anime where when someone is talking to someone they find out is no longer there, there is a blinking dotted line where that person was previously standing.
Chessmaster Villain planned Hero's entire life. Anime
Chessmaster Villain planned the hero's entire life to be a strong warrior and do certain deeds which contribute to the Plan.
Examples like Ichigo and Aizen in Bleach, Shulk and Zanza in Xenoblade Chronicles, and Cloud and Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII.
Having a hard time troping a scene. Anime
Warning! MAJOR Jujutsu Kaisen manga spoilers!
My question is which trope describes Sukuna's reaction best. My thoughts are between Even Evil Has Standards, and Horrifying the Horror, but like I said the dude seems somewhat impressed and I have no idea what trope goes here...
TDLR: Despicable villain looks shocked and maybe impressed at another villain's vile acts.Edited by Lermis
All Japanese like karaoke and are decent singers Anime
Has anyone noticed that when in Anime & Manga a karaoke is suggested nobody ever votes against it? Not only that. Even the most timid and reluctant people turn out to be at least decent if not downright outstanding singers. (makes actually sense in meta as they're all voiced by professional voice actors.)
Is this actually a trope?
Takao's been replaced by Kyouju in episode 13 of Bakuten Shoot Beyblade G Revolution Anime
In the third season of Bakuten Shoot Beyblade, during the round-robin tournament, after a... less than impressive display of teamwork with Daichi so far, Takao's been put on the bench in episode 13 by Hitoshi, leaving Kyouju to take his place during their battle against Kai and Yuri. Takao, angered by this, thinking they don't need him anymore, storms off. Kyouju and Daichi are left to fight against Neo Borg themselves, and although Daichi wins against Kai by default, Kyouju loses against Yuri. Takao does return to the stadium in episode 14, but he doesn't get to battle, Daichi insisting HE finish the job himself. Takao finds himself back on the team again despite this, but he doesn't battle again until episode 17.
Would this be classified as Hero on Hiatus, since Hitoshi benched him, or would this be classified as Achilles in His Tent, since Takao did run away from the team, only to come back later?Edited by ExultantCapon
Almost real metaphoric imagery Anime
An action's metaphor is portrayed almost literally when the character does an action.
For example: Alice and Bob are top players fighting in a badminton tournament. Alice does her special move "Meteor Smash" where IRL she's just smashing the shuttlecock really well but it shows a literal meteor coming down and creating an explosion, with the audience blocking the light, impact, smoke, etc. with their arms. Of course, everyone is actually fine right afterwards and nothing actually happened, but the audience's shock was still real in that sense.
Most common in sports anime.Edited by NestlingOwlet
Is there a trope for where a Jerkass gets called out on it? Like in anime, most of the time when a tsundere wallops a guy (think Louise/Saito from Zero no Tsukaima or Haru/Keitaro from Love Hina) nobody around really reacts. Some rare times though, a bystander will be like WTF? Why did you just do that?
Is there a trope categorization for when that happens?