The 18 Laws of Anime That Happen in Almost Every Series

We love anime, including all of its tropes! Here are some tropes that are common enough for us to call “anime laws.”


1. Main male character must be clueless about female emotions.Infinite Stratos



2. Token perverted friend.Nisekoi



3. Got to be a tsundereMagician's Academy



4. If you are dying during a key battle, you need not to worry, for you will remember your most powerful attack.Dragon Ball Z



5. Beware of the promised girl from childhood, for she’ll be a psychoFruits Basket



6. Big, buff, muscley guy will have a soft side.Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood



7. ALWAYS SCREAM YOUR MOVE NAME!Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!



8. Noses will bleed when aroused or excited.Princess Jellyfish



9. Wait, what are their noses?Shirobako



10. Mother drank from the fountain of youth.Gourmet Girl Graffiti



11. Dad is overly protective.My Bride is a Mermaid



12. I wouldn’t know, my parents are always overseas.Bleach



13. There is always a more powerful villain lurking in the shadows.Dragon Ball



14. You will kick major ass when your theme is playing



15. Always go EEEEEH?!?!Nichijou



16. You always have time to go to the beachClassroom Crisis



17. Don’t mind the filler, it’s just non-canon side storiesGintama



18. Not even Gintama knows the point of Gintama.Gintama



What are some anime laws you would add?Dragon Ball

Aaron Magulick
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry.
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