Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The variety of stereotype in Manga and Anime

Stereotype 1 – A weak hero?

Usually there are 2 different type of hero in manga/anime:

a) A weak hero but has a concealed power or talent.

b) A naive hero but has a kind and lover characteristic.


Souchirou Nagi - Tenjou Tenge; Shindou Hikaru- Hikaru No Go

Stereotype 2 – Teenager or young age

Age of characters are usually in the range 8 to 19 years old. They will behave like kids and frequently make wrong decisions.


Doraemon; Azumanga Daioh

Stereotype 3 – Protagonist Group

Protagonist character usually existed in a group which each member has their own skill and they also have the same ambition.


One Piece; Samurai Deeper Kyo; Naruto

Stereotype 4 – Antagonist mission

Antagonist group that was lead by a powerful leader and always make riot. They have their own ambition such as to control the world or get revenge of the protagonist group.


Homunculus – FMA; Juppongatsu- Rurouni Kenshin

Stereotype 5 – Giant Mecha

For fiction manga/anime, giant mecha is the fighting equipment existed in the battlefield.


Full Metal Panic; Gundam Seed; Macross; Neon Genesis Evangelion

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