Posts tagged: tropes

Animecast: SSSS Trigger

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to take on the news of anime from the last two weeks. Listen in to get updated on the world of anime and get their take on it! Read more »

Animecast: Why We Have Tropes


Tropes, cliches, and over used Archetypes.  They have stained our anime for many many years but what are they here for?  While we at the animecast attempt to decipher this mystery, we can’t help but get stuck talking about the worst of the worst.  So join us as we attempt to explain this phenomenon, but also have some laughs while we tell our most hated. Read more »

Top 10 Worst Anime Clichés


Clichés, or Tropes if you fancy, are rampant in every medium. However anime is one of the worst offenders of all. Directors and writers use these conventions to an unsettling extent, mainly to move a show along faster. This is because most clichés, tropes, and archetypes are so familiar that we immediately produce conclusions that the writers and directors don’t have to do themselves. Read more »