>It starts to rain when something sad is happening
When a side character is given his moment of glory.
When a character who has suffered that finally gets a taste of happiness.
>When the side character tells the MC that they will hold off the minor bad guy so the MC can chase after the big bad guy
Gets me every time
That's not really an anime thing, it's used it literature, films, etc., basically all kinds of storytelling.
The weight of rain is something that everyone is able to identify with, allowing the viewer to more easily share the emotions of the characters.
>that rogue unaffiliated badass that's as strong if not stronger than the MC
When a tertiary character slowly gets more screen time and lines and becomes a secondary character by the end of the show.
When characters die and stay dead for the rest of the series.
When shows have everyone revive or not really be killed all the time it loses the danger aspect and I lose the connection of fear with the character.
this happened in a shounen jump manga
when people punch walls or the ground and it leaves a huge crater.
>when the minor character tells the mc he'll hold off the big bad guy so that the mc can run away and train
Whenever harem-series don't just tease me but has actual romance between any characters.
When someone quicksteps and it looks like they teleporteda few steps
When someone with a really minor role or power/ability comes out from left field and does something amazing without an asspull. For some reason I can't think of an example. I guess an extension of >>123252473
MC and big bad guy respect each other like brothers.
I will just post this because it has way too many things I like.
I know it might seem a long read, but just try.
When the good guys win without an asspull/Deus ex machina.
When the good guys cheat or trick the bad guy and win.
When the tsundere tsun finally breaks.
>two fighting characters lunge at each other with swords or something
>both land standing, holds for a moment
>one slowly falls over or starts spurting blood or his body slides into 2 pieces or something
So cheesy but I love it.
>Character bleeding, and being pierced by multiple projectiles
>Still charging forward because of RESOLVE
Main characters developing into the villian
I can't even get excited about this anymore. I'm so over tsunderes, I just get irritated whenever one is introduced. I used to love them, they just win too often for me to keep interest in them.
I really like when the "goofy" character or "funny guy" character in a battle show/manga goes down laughing maniacally. It happens so seldomly that its amazing when it does.
Dark Tower manga when?
>I won't let you die yet because I still need to defeat you!
When the fangirl heartthrob turns out to be the biggest source of body horror in a whole series.
Also when a competent and thoroughly sadistic villain fails by way of pure hubris.
And finally the whole idea of a villain ending them-self when they realize the true nature of their existence.
(Envy is the only reason I sat through the terrible pacing issues and erratic story telling of brotherhood.)
I'd be ok with "Initially cold or distant character becomes more open and friendly over time" if that's what tsundere meant but it's always "unreasonably loud and violent(emphasis on bodily harm) bitch who everyone tolerates for no valid reason.
Seriously, if a PMS-ing midget bitch breaks into my house and tries to off me with a wooden katana over my backpack, I'm not helping with your personal problems you're getting your ass thrown out of a second story window you fucking psycho.
>Characters have a reluctant partnership during the series because of the plot
>They are always talking about fighting each other afterwards
>The plot is resolved
>They actually fight each other
I like it when evil characters flip the fuck out and lose their cool when they're plan isn't working 100%
If you wanted a few stories all you needed to do was ask.
Yes. This so much. Like TTGL, rather than shit like Bleach.
Aizen 'killing' Momo was such a shocking moment of betrayal and then they went and had her be 'only injured' way into the ark, and it just sucked a lot of the drama right out of the whole Aizen thing. Oh, ok, all those people we saw 'dead' were just injured because the writer is a tremendous pussy. So I guess any time a non-villain dies I can just assume they'll be revived eventually. Fucking dropped.
Kamina's death on the other hand really changed the whole pace of the anime. His sacrifice shaped the resolve of other characters, even a villain. Now that makes for a powerful narrative.
I'm not spoilering because FFS, these are so old, and people should expect spoilers in this type of thread. That ok with everyone else?
I would love them anon, but /a/ isn't the place to dump. I just need to stop being lazy and search through the archive for a dump thread.
It makes me miss playing dnd. No one wants to play anymore ;_;
Tsunderes should be more like Viral. Viral was the perfect tsundere. Prove me wrong.
Bonus points if the bad guys are included as well.
I like it when none of the main characters really like each other much, but they stick together because everyone else dislikes them more or they have a job or they deep down only kind of like each other.
Kind of like in that one /a/ screencap that I don't have.
>A character knows they're going to die and they say their goodbyes and choose their last things to do.
>The characters have grown apart and you get a montage of what they're all doing
>side character bullies all the other side characters
>does it again
>does it again
>does it again
>tries it again
>gets blown the fuck out
There's a fair amount of crossboarding on /a/, unfortunately mostly with /v/.
I feel the best /a/ crossboarders are the ones that frequent /k/, /tg/, /sci/, and /lit/. You'll find most of them in manga threads though.
Which are better than the majority of threads anyway.
>Someone does something impressive / unexpected
>The camera switches to everyone making this face
>I am also making this face
Its those moments that I treasure in anime.
>When the side character is better suited with the MC.
>Side character knows he can't be with the MC so he chooses to protect her from the sidelines.
I am Yamaken.
>bro character finds a love interest
>joke character fights serious in his way (remember frog from ippo)
>chill guy goes batshit crazy after his friends are hurt/insulted
>in any anime with social classes/power rankings commoner beating the shit of high class people
>he endures it but loses it when its his friend who gets insulted
>/k/ in manga threads
>/k/ in futa thread
I know where this is going...
Yamaken a shit compared to Haru.Haru and Shizuku work together because their relationship requires both of them to grow as people while Yamaken and Shizuku would remain forever stagnant people.
Shizuku would never open up to people.
Yamaken would always remain a faggot.
Haru would always have autism and never become a
cool-ass scientist Read the manga
Oh yeah, I forgot about /g/. I really wish that /v/ statement was true, but I see a lot of /v/-esque posts. Manga threads (aside from those shitty OPT) are generally pretty devoid of shitty posters unless they are SnK or agk threads.
/x/ posters are pretty low key too. They're usually present in fucked up manga threads.
girls professing their loves to men that will never love them back
>remain forever stagnant people
That's your opinion. Realistically Yamaken and Shizuku would work if she never met Haru.
/tg/ and /k/ crossboarder, good to know we're in good standing. On topic I really like it when characters use guns like someone who actually knows what they're doing i.e. proper handling, trigger discipline and such.
I can't stand this in serious storytelling. It feels so forced and not the buzzword. But literally and pulls me out of it. As if the world only exists to suit the whim of the author when it shouldn't. It should be identical to real life. Meaning everything should go on as it does without any care to the character. If anything, it should be a bright and beautiful day on a sad moment to contrast it. Almost as if the day is mocking the character.
shit Muv Luv hit all my buttons
>someone arrive at the second to last moment to save the day
>they end up failing to protect their friends
Got any good examples of this?
Read a lot of the ones that are common probably.
Ye,realistically you're right.I honestly wouldn't mind some sort of one-shot with Yamaken and Shizuku in a universe where Haru wasn't around.Fuck,maybe in the same one-shot Haru finds Oshima.
No,closure,but no husbando.It's hinted though that Shizuku's little brother wants Oshima's oshiis
This. Some of the saddest things I've read had more weight by noting that the events happened "under a clear blue sky." Elie Wiesel's "Night" does this. As his family is herded into the death camps and they're literally smelling the cooked flesh of innocent people being burned alive in furnaces, the narrator makes a point to mention, at the end of all the horrible details, that the weather is just fine out.
I love that theme. That notion that nature doesn't care about our problems. The idea that we're ultimately insignificant. I hate rainy funerals. When it didn't rain at Hughes' funeral and Roy used the nonexistent rain as a coverup for his own tears, I knew that fullmetal alchemist was better than your typical shounen shit.
What is your interest in /x/, exactly? I ask because I've only been there like twice and just didn't get the place at all. Everyone was raving about how Nelson Mandela died twice and Hawaii had switched places because of different dimensions, and I was baffled. Is it all shitposting, or what?
>Tonari No Kaibutsu Kun is over.
I wish there was more. But all good things come to an end.
I remember seeing an instance where this long and intense fight goes on during the rain,and at the end where one of the combatants die,the sky has already started clearing by then.Shit like that gets to me since usually both of the combatants find some sort of peace with each other or themselves as the storm clears.
fun.Some morons actually believe that shit, but the innawoods threads and nope threads are pretty good. I don't think a majority of the people that browse there take it seriously. It's make believe anon.
/int/ is fun but it gets kinda repetitive.
As a phd biochem student it's fun to go into cryptid threads and spoil all the fun.
In all seriousness though, there are a lot of really stupid people on /x/. Most of the best stories come from /k/ crossboarders.
>Im gonna digitally publish my memoirs, I call it the Tribulations, its a bit dark, gonna post it on amazon , look for Ryan to find it. When Im done college Ill write the sequel.
I will buy this.
>character is having a mental breakdown and starts talking about his or her failures
>gets a hug from a women (the more nee-san the better)
>women talks some motivating things
>bonus points if said character starts crying
>MC has no chance of surviving.
>Accepts their fate and makes their final stand.
>ED fades in as the episode is ending.
That was the best part of tortilla chips.
No, the pathetic fallacy is for descriptions of inanimate objects as possessing emotions or related qualities. Like the sky can't be "depressed," but we might say that when writing. It raining when something sad happens isn't the pathetic fallacy.
>It should be identical to real life
I strongly disagree with this. The whole beauty of fiction is that it isn't real life, and that things can operate under different rules. The world ultimately DOES only exist to suit the whim of the author, and if he makes it sunny when someone dies, that's just as much his whim as making it overcast.
>MC speaks clearly about his/her feelings towards his/her love interest with nothing held back
>The love interest responds positively
>The rest of the season is them doing comfy couple lovey-dovey things
>MC's best friend also has good chemistry with the love interest's best friend
>Study group episode
In mekaku, it was the brother instead of a women, and instead of being upset, he just goes on as usual. Which makes the other guy feel like an idiot for hiding it the entire time.
It is not called the pathetic fallacy. The pathetic fallacy is when you ascribe human emotions to inhuman things. For example, it would be saying the sky wept from sorrow. The sky is incapable of weeping or feeling sorrow, so this is ascribing human emotions to the sky. In OP's example, the sky is not doing anything human. It may be reflecting the tone, but the sky itself has no human qualities.
The weather is following human emotion. The weather is not being described as feeling human emotion, which is what the pathetic fallacy requires.
I don't know if there is a specific term for nature reflecting the current tone.
>Character willing to take on everyone else (even other friends or the entire world) to protect the person they care about the most
>MC and big bad CLASH
>both knocked back, weapons go flying
>MC picks up adversary's weapon
>Big bad picks up MC's weapon
>they switch back on purpose or help each other to make the fight even again
Name an original anime or manga. Guaranteed you can't. Everything is technically a cliche of something.
>MC places monetary acquisition above female companionship
I love when the ED theme bleeds into the final seconds of the episode.
she'll give you all the emotional support you could ask for.
just remember to not turn around
What it all boils down to for me is intention.
Your shit to mediocre writers will use the rain to sort of exacerbate the emotional feeling of a scene and in yourself. As it's the most easy and typical. The great writer understands it fully and won't fall back on a tired device for those intentions. If he does use it, it'll be for a different reason. But who's to know such things? Just gotta make up your own damn mind I guess.
>MC going through his final power up before beating the enemy
>He readies his final attack in glorious hotblooded battle cries
>rock version of the OP suddenly explodes as his attack lands
>It keeps going as the MC wrecks shit like an american at a cheescake factory
>It doesn't stop until the very end of the OP
>Op changes into a calm instrumental version as they recount the events that happen afterwards and the happily ever after.
>Loyal as fuck sidekicks
>Best girl wins
>MC has progress through hard training and defeats and not powerups and timeskips
>MCs father was a badass all along and saves the day
>Both characters learn new moves as they fight
>last minute arrivals
>mortally wounded character pushing forward with a lopsided grin
>lance cut in half, hamstrung, short sword in the neck
>grins and draws longsword "pain is just strength to me!"
>"try and pierce my heart with that sword, if you can!
If I'm holding my media to high standards, then yes, I'll roll my eyes at that. Usually, though, I'm satisfied enough with a cliché like that if it's used well enough (if the scene is actually sad to begin with, for example). I don't expect all my anime to be scripted by genius writers.
>final charge against hopeless circumstances
or another good example
"I see now..."
"This wild beating in my chest."
"Was the sound of Okeanos all along."
I remember when I first watched it, I was confused as fuck because I'd assumed, given how much everyone talked about him, he was there the whole time. I had to stop and check a synopsis to make sure I wasn't being tricked and he was secretly alive somehow.
>serious fight between MC and someone very close to him/her
Siblings, parents, best friend, lover, etc. I love those fights.
Symphogear basically had every trope I love about anime and executed them amazingly
>MC has to kill every member of his family because they are enslaved by the enemy.
>Just before he kills someone close to him they remember who they were in their final moments.
Tekkaman Blade was a wild ride.
>final episode has unique ED
>ED plays before the episode is over
>characters start singing the ED as the episode segues into it
>OP is delayed until a third of the way through for especially dramatic episodes
>mash-up of all the songs plays during the climactic battle
This was done great in Bahamut too, with Kaisar breaking into messy tears of sorrow and rage in the middle of a fight with Favaro because he was convinced his best friend has betrayed him and he really is going to have to kill him this time.
>Wordless, natural gestures as opposed to words to convey what a character is thinking. Good 'animation' at its finest.
>Smooth transition between episode and ED.
>A proper. recognizable leitmotif for characters/series. On a recent note, I recall Rin's leitmotif
>Proper use of silence.
>servant is 100% loyal to master through out the show
>he refuses an order
Others follow his lead
It's for the sake of the master and not against him
AZ had some nice moments.
Weak/ineffectual/passive character finally snaps.
pic basically related
>in their final moments character musters the very pinnacle of their strength
>they're snuffed out like a dim fire immediately
>enemy gives an especially reprehensible order
>underlings immediately tell him to go eat a dick
Doesn't happen often, but it's glorious when it does.
>obviously major character shows up
>they turn out to be completely irrelevant
Fucking KnH. It took years before I realized this guy was never going to be do anything.
I still don't get what the leader was thinking. He just called up a bunch of guys from his amateur streetfighter gang and assumed they'd all be a-okay with raping some random chuuni he'd kidnapped? That is the dumbest criminal of all time.
>Allies being cut down mercilessly in front of their friends/MC
>Main character waits till his friends are hurt to use his ultimate ability
>A more mellow-tone version of the first seasons opening plays during the final moments of season 2.
god that sucked going through that arc cuz I knew she was gonna die, but couldn't help liking her more and more.
>whenever he shot the GBE gave me chills.
don't know how to give it a more general name
>OP kicks in when it's time to turn the tides
This will never not be the hypest shit when its done right.
LISTEN TO MY SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGG
KIMI HA KIKEORU? . . .
fuck Gurren Lagann got me hyped up all the time Row Row Fight The Power is also fucking great
>Comic relief character sacrifices himself in the most glorious way
I love those rare moments when:
>opening music starts play during boss fight
>character after losing their weapon of choice uses whatever they can find
>usage of environment and secondary weapons in battle
>comic relief characters having their moments of glory
>when shadding getting more intense and you know that serious shit is going to happen
>one of the female characters is extremely strong with no explanation
>extremely strong female character has the body of a little girl
Ace dying in One Piece was sad as fuck, but had to happen. Whitebeard too. That moment when Shanks was talking about them and his theme was playing... Probably one of the best moments in the series.
Almost made up for Pell surviving a point blank nuke
When solving a problem isn't guarantee that nobody would die
>When main crew is bunch of misfits yet manage to do better than any normal crew
bonus points if they manage to do so with outdated equipment
>In the middle of town square, Edgardo and A Guy Called Squid shared a sweaty, shirtless, muscley, manly hug for all the world to see. It was super homo
Edgardo's Bizarre Adventures anime when
>A number of the tracks on the OST all pull some aspect from the "main" song
Temee Raaa + Banji Ya Gin chan from Gintama demonstrates this pretty well
So do the Itsumo's from Haruhi, even if they're closer to being the same song.