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13 Anime Archetypes



PLEASE, WAIT A FEW MOMENTS BEFORE INTERACTING WITH THIS FLASH (otherwise it may not play properly because it won't be fully loaded - it's five megabytes of size, after all)

This was an Adobe Flash project I started about one month ago.
The idea came after reading too much articles on this fascinating website called "Tv Tropes" (if you don't know it yet, visit it at [link]).
Basically, this Flash animation presents 13 of the most common anime character archetypes, with a short description and some example pictures.

The archetypes I included were:
-Albino Androgyne ([link])
-Childish Homeroom Teacher ([link])
-Emotionless Girl ([link])
-Glasses-Wearing Pervert Girl ([link])
-Hyperactive Girl ([link])
-Dumb Superheroine ([link])
-Little Sadistic Girl ([link])
-Loser Protagonist ([link])
-Mature Brunette ([link])
-Pink-Haired Love Interest ([link])
-Naïve Superhero ([link])
-Depraved Sage ([link])
-Tsundere Girl ([link])

Besides being inspired by the articles on Tv Tropes, I also based my research on the following anime series:
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Seikon no Qwaser, Sekirei, K-on!, Hayate the Combat Butler, Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Angel Beats, Zero no Tsukaima, Sora no Otoshimono, Mayo Chiki!, Ben-To, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, The World God Only Knows, Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai, Excel Saga, Ikki Tousen, B Gata H Kei, MM!, Shakugan no Shana, Toradora, Ookami-san, Seitokai no Ichizon, Baka and Test, Oreimo, Goshusho-sama Ninomiya-kun and Rosario to Vampire.
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YuukiDaZeroFan's avatar
I don't understand why the superhero can do the same things as the superheroine, but the hero's just naive and the heroine is just dumb? Actually, the majority of your naive superheroes are mentioned in their respective anime and manga to be straight-up dumb (I can't comment on Natsu because I haven't read/watched Fairy Tale), so it's not like the two are mutually exclusive.

Also, your link for dumb superheroine links to TV Tropes' article for Manic Pixie Girl (in your titles, it would be Hyperactive Girl). And it does not mention any characters like your examples for Dumb Heroine. You might want to find a more suitable article to better explain what you mean.