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#1 also known as *The hair rule*:  Hair will be considered to be made out of steel in any circumstance unless:
a) it's length is enough to surpass the shoulders and there is wind or the character is hanging upside down.
b) the character has to put on a hat or helmet.

#2: if the words *Final battle* or *Ultimate enemy* are said, there will be another arc; unless the author dies or the company goes broke.

#3: if a character has a secret, such secret cannot be revealed unless it's the end of the arc, and chances are it'll be the next arc.

#4: the weight of a weapon is inversely proportional to its size and power.

#5: if protagonist is weaker than friend, and bad guy defeats named friend; then bad guy will be defeated by protagonist.

#6: there is no such thing as too much weapons.

#7: if protagonist is a bad guy, the series will end with his death or attempt of redemption.

#8: plans made in the last minute are ten times more likely to succeed than any plan that's been thought through for more than an hour.

#9: unless he dies or it's a romance series, the protagonist will be a guy with little to no brains, never-surrendering personality and will be source of humor scenes half of the time.

#10: in case a series has more than three arcs, the series will end with either the death of the protagonist, or a loved one of said character.

#11: there is no such thing as a series that's too long.

#12: no series without action or battles or death will last more than two arcs.

#13: in case of near death situation, character will make a comeback with his powers at least doubled.

#14: the only exception to rule #13 is that said character is evil; then power-up will only be half as effective.

#15: volume of food is irrelevant, any character can eat any amount of food and remain the same size/weight; the only exception to this rule is that said character is made out of rubber, then he'll just regain normal proportions within 2 minutes (2 pages) or less.

#16: all side-characters can be created by taking parts of the top ten most popular characters of the same series. (example, the eyes of A, the mouth of B and the body of C)

#17: in case a side-character does not follow rule #16, then he will become part of the top ten characters somewhere along the arc.

#18: in case anime was based on famous manga, then there will be arcs and episodes never mentioned/shown in the manga.

#19: in case anime is based on not so popular manga, then it will stop having any relationship with it after episode 5.

#20: if manga is based on anime, it will have a different storyline.

Rules #18, #19 and #20 can also be summarized up as: "No manga and no anime will be a 100% like its counterpart."

Fan-service rules:

#1 also known as *Sekirei rule*: when doing a manga/anime and there is fan-service involved, the author will flip a coin ten times.
If it comes out as heads every single time, then the manga/anime will have a huge amount of fan-service, a reasonably interesting plot and a considerable length.
In case it comes out as tails even once, then the author will have to choose only one of the above.

#2: if there is a female character with boobs, there will be an onsen scene.

#3: onsen scenes can be replaced by shower, bathtub or locker room scenes.

#4: unless rule #1 says otherwise, the length of a manga/anime is inversely proportional to the amount of fan-service it has.

#6: same can be applied to the bounciness of the breasts.

#5 also known as *Wiggly boobs rule*: all breast are sustained by an invisible bra, the only breasts that do not follow this rule is because:
a) they are a B cup or less.
b) they are man-boobs.

#7: the probability of the protagonist landing with his face in someone's chest is directly proportional to the size of named chest.

#8: in case of there being a chance, a male will always be asked to accompany a female to either a lingerie or swimsuit shop.

#9: if series has more than one girl that's in love with the protagonist, only two things may occur:
a) said protagonist will never choose any of them and will remain neutral.
b) he will take a decision, but only at the end of the series (final chapter most likely)

#10 also known as *Golden boy rule*: in case of there being more than one heroine in the series, she will irrevocably fall in love with the protagonist in three chapters or less.

Death rules:

#1: if someone has X gallons of blood, in case of death, such amount will be ten times greater, however, if this amount is not enough for a dramatic effect, then such quantity may be tripled as well.

#2: good guys will not die instantly unless they have a serene speech beforehand.

#3: in case of death, good guy will have a five minute (or three pages) long monolog with either himself or a mourning friend.

#4: if a character died without him even having the chance to have a speech (before or after), then he will have a speech in the afterlife and/or come back to life.

#5: good female characters are not permitted to die unless is while shouting the name of a beloved one.

#6: in case of friendly death, protagonist will either go on rampage, or cry until someone comes and hits him.

#7: the only characters that will die without uttering a word are either bad guys, or good guys that haven't appeared on the series ever before.

#8: when the protagonist is fighting, and the bad guy is more powerful, then only one of the two following will occur:
a) the difference in abilities is such that the good guy is knocked out and defeated in a minute (2 pages) or less.
b) the good guy will stand up over and over again (no matter how many times he or she is pummeled) until the bad guy has no energy left and looses.

#9: bad guys are allowed to not-die and stand back up only twice and only if a powerup is involved.

#10: for every slash and cut, there will be a spray of blood proportionally large to its deadliness.

#11: deaths without blood will be extremely dramatized.

#12: if protagonist claims he will die, he won't.

#13: if good character (not protagonist) claims he will die, death will occur unless protagonist saves his ass at the last second.

#14: if bad character claims he will die, it will either be a suicide death, or he will redeem himself and join the good guys.

#15: in case no good characters are left to save the day, then dead character is allowed to come back to life to fulfill such role.

#16: a protagonist will not die no matter how deadly the wound/poison is, he/she will come back stronger than before after at least 2 chapters.

Attack rules:

#1: all ultimate attacks and powerups have names, and those who use them will shout those names.

#2: in case the name is not shouted, the character will just shout.

#3: if there is no shout whatsoever, the name will appear in big letters all around the page or screen.

#4: if ultimate attack didn't kill the enemy, then the character didn't shout loud enough.

#5: all final bosses must die with an ultimate attack, anything else will only leave them weakened.

#6: if the ultimate attack has *Ultra*, *Mega* or *Hyper* on its name, then there will be another attack that has the same name, but with *Ultra*, *Mega* or *Hyper*  added to it.

#7: for every attack named by the protagonist, there will another attack shouted at the same volume by the bad guy.

#8: henchmen are strictly forbidden to have named attacks; in case of having them, such attack will suck.

#9: if two shouted attacks are said at the same time, there will be an explosion involved.

#10: if the series involves martial arts, then characters have inhuman strength and speed, even if they claim otherwise.

#11: there's a 70% chance the same thing can be said if guns are involved.

#12: girls within series described in rules #10 and #11 are either extremely weak and must always be protected, or are stronger than the protagonist.

#13: if friendly character dies at the beginning of an arc, it will influence the protagonist into going up against responsible for the death of named character; if it's near the ending of an arc, the series is either going to end, or his death won't affect the plot whatsoever.

Pervert rules

#1: all perverts will get hammered at least once at some point of the series.

#2: the only exception to the above rule is that named pervert is female by birth.

#3: in case of pervert, there will always at least one aggressive female character in the series.

#4: if there are more than one aggressive girl, they will gang up on pervert character at least one out of every three times.

#5: no amount of punishment will stop a pervert from being such.

#6: if there's a pervert, there will be at least: an onsen, locker room or shower scene were peeking will be attempted.

#7: in case of peeking, the pervert will find himself in either one:
a) peeking will become impossible due to a series of most likely painful events.
b) peeking will be a success, however, heavy punishment is to be expected within 2 minutes (1 page) or less.

#8: there will always be at least one female character that will be in love with a pervert character; however, said female character is most likely also the aggressive female.

Love rules:

#1: the only girls who show their love through nice gestures are those who will never end with the loved one.

#2: the girls who are in love with a character, yet show it through violent and aggressive ways have three times more chances to end up with him than any other girl.

#3: if the boy falls in love with a girl, and said boy is the protagonist; the series will end with the girl falling in love with him, or with his death by the hands of a third party.

#4: there is no such thing as an anime soap-opera that's too messed up.

#5: if a girl helps the protagonist with his unrequired love, then she is in love with him.

#6: if it's an impossible love, then there will be many scenes in which both characters shout each others names.

#7: in case of impossible love, the series will end with a dramatic death, or a happily ever after sequence.

#8: if he's not the protagonist, chance of any girl falling in love with him are near naught; unless said character is *The cool kid*.

#9: Cool kid will never fall in love with a girl who's fallen in love with him.

#10: if protagonist is female, there is a 90% chance most of the series will go on with her sighing because of her unrequired love, or with her imagining kiss scenes with boy she's in love with.

#11: there is no such thing as too many flower petals in a scene.

Traveling rules

#1: in case of long journey, protagonist will be inevitably accompanied with two or more sidekicks after at least 4 chapters (or episodes).

#2: the only bathroom scenes are either shower/bath related, or have humor involved.

#3: if series involves fantasy, it is to be expected the characters will be attacked by monsters along the way.

#4: if it involves technology, named monsters will most likely be robots.

#5: if it involves neither, then they will be humans armed with either swords or guns.

Rules #3, #4 and #5 can also be summarized as: "There is no such thing as a journey without encountering enemies along the way."

#6: the greater the popularity of a series, the longer the journey.

#7: if character ends his journey too soon, then there will be another journey involved.

Golden rule:

#1: if you've read all this, and laughed at at least 20 of the rules, then you're most likely a virgin.
Heh, I made this up on a whim after going through several of the manga/anime I've been seeing/reading.

Of course there will be series that break these rules, and funny rules that have not been mentioned; but this is most of it.

Golden rule came up in the last second, I added it just as a final touch.

Ok, for those who don't understand some of the terms, here's an explanation.

Fan-service: mainly showing boobs, ass and rather erotic images throughout the manga/anime.

Onsen: like a hot bath out on the open air (there's also an indoor version)

Manga: comic on paper. Anime: comic on TV.

part 2 [link]
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JenovaGenesis432 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Don't forget that the strongest attack that the protagonist has is always the one that fails, if the villain goes through a power up or charges up a ultimate attack, the protagonist will just stand there and watch them do it, and that if the villain defeats all of the protagonists, the main character will most likely make a friendship speech and defeat the villain with one attack.
FeralManga Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is good.
But you forgot about the rule that skilled gun users miss 90% of the time and the less skilled ones never have the time to shoot.
VKA3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave
KGonzo4-13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
But wait. Is it okay if you subvert a couple of these rules though?
KGonzo4-13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And yes. I'm still a virgin. :(
KGonzo4-13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is funny. :) man. Who would've known there could be so many rules to writing in anime style. Speaking of which. The story I'm writing IS based in anime style along with a sprinkle of cartoon style.
FAUSTUS-FANGIRL Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
lol love the last part
NellaElla Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student General Artist
You did forget one involving hair. 
If hair of a female character is longer than shoulder length, and it's cut off, 90% of the time it's for drama reasons. 
CrazyClara Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
#8: in case of there being a chance, a male will always be asked to accompany a female to either a lingerie or swimsuit shop.

and he can be like "I'm not sure if I'm knee deep in the friendzone and have no chance of escape, or she wants the D"
FloridaGirlGamer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh! Majority of times protagonist has a sad backstory.
FloridaGirlGamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This actually really helped, in my anime, my protagonist ends up seeing "the crush's" bikini top rip open. Almost like an onsen scene except at a community pool.
The-Crows-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
The exception to the eating rule would be Fuu from Samurai Champloo, she would get really fat and stay that way for a couple hours, within the time portrayed by the show.
kagee-sakka Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I absolutely love this! ^_^
immortal-waffles Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another is that if theres a school, there will most likely be a transfer student. XD
Cromysonsis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The exception to rule 15 is Allen Walker
dvil25 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so im not a virgin cool i didn't even knew i had sex with someone nice:D
AnimeFanX78 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
*wipes sweat off of brow* phew i was worried i was a virgin there for a sec..... oh wait.... I STILL AM GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR CURSE YOU UNFORTUNATE LIFE THAT CAUSES ME TO BE SEXUALLY UNSATISFIED AND MAKES ME CRY AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!! *collapses and face plants into the dirt*
Satoko13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
there were only like 5 I didn't laugh at
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Dragon3656 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Here's one rule for you....most villians love hearing the sound of their own voice, so they'll boast about how powerful they've become up to the point where the GOod guy kicks his ass.
FloridaGirlGamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
So true
megas222 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
you've thought about this a lot havent you?
Tprinces Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
psh. i'm not a virgin and i laughed at plenty of these.
VocaloidOtakuRisa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Too true... I would love to see a "Rules of Manga and Anime 2" or something.

You could easily turn around the last rule to say "If you are bothered to write a list of accurate manga and anime rules, the chances are you are also virgin.'
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nah, mostly because it'd be a lie with at least one case; dunno anyone else who's written the such.

And maybe I'll actually do a second part, I've got plenty of "rules" I haven't used just yet


"All pretty boys are either gay or too narcissist to care about girls"
VocaloidOtakuRisa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha~ Okay. Fair enough.

I think you should write another one. I ,for one, would really enjoy it.

Your example rule is also true with the exception of Night from Absolute Boyfriend and he's a robot, so he may not even count.
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Those are the exceptions, ruled afterwards

"The bigger they are, the smaller the hero needs to be to defeat it"
VocaloidOtakuRisa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwahahaha~ Also true.

How about "If you have two arch-enemies that will possibly kill eachother if put in the same room, someone somewhere will have made them a pairing."

No matter how strange this is I can't find any exceptions.
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"No matter how much effort is placed behind the strategy, a trigger happy idiot will always foil your plans"
VocaloidOtakuRisa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha YUP! "The boss bad guy must be defeated 2-3 times because they always have back up plan that is better then yours." I think you already said something like that, but it is also true.
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"The greater the number of enemies, the easier is to kill them" added to "It doesn't matter if a hero takes severe blows and wastes a lot of energy while dealing with the minions; he'll be in perfect condition once he goes up against the boss, no matter how little time he/she had to heal"
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Typthis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't quite get the point of adding the 'Golden Rule' at the end. But it's, for the most part pretty accurate (well from what animes I've seen).

There should be some sort of comment about effeminate males in there.
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
There should be plenty of other rules, unfortunately, I didn't want to make it too long
Typthis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair call.
Marvelninja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
:jawdrop:... Wow, you've really done your homework on this one. Already, I can see at least ten of these that are in the manga I'm trying to get published right now ^^;. I'll definately have to save this for later as a reference sheet or something :D.
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're trying to publish a manga?


I've never attempted that (mainly, my drawings are along the "Stick-figure" level), but my suggestion is that you read any important manga that's of the same category.

You could visit this place [link] if you don't already know about it.

BTW, what is your manga about?
Marvelninja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Well, I'm mainly trying to get published as an author, for (as my gallery will attest) my artwork is not that spectacular. Anyhow, thanks for the link. I already read at onemanga (and mangatoshokan as well), but its cool to know there's someone out there willing to lend a hand to the creative process :).

As for what its about, the best summary of the story would be that a war between the gods of ancient Egypt was prevented by one of their own and, overtime, the more evil of their number sought to revive their leader. However, the priests of the warrior-gods acted as their patron's acolytes, and later on their descendants inherited similar powers. The main character is unfortunate in that his ancestor was a priestess of Bastet (goddess of cats, music, poetry, dance, etc), and like with the Greek goddess Artemis, only women can be a servant of Bastet ^^;.

I actually commissioned an artist here to flesh out this character. Here's the Link if you're interested.

TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
BTW, I re-read the plot, and I've noticed it has a bit of Kampfer, where the protagonist can't "fight" unless he's a she.
Also, resurrection of ancient evil sounds an awful lot like Yugioh.

Sorry if this comment seems a bit off, but I'm actually interested in reading the story, cause depending on how it's developed I'd say it's very interesting.
Marvelninja Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Hm... You know, now that you mention it, it does seem to resemble Kampfer a bit, though I doubt he turned into a solar-charged catgirl like Adam does, or that he fights a whip-wielding, masochistic daughter of Anubis.

Eh :shug:, no problem. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I'm just happy to get some constructive critcism on this idea before I submit it for consideration. It helps me to polish it, cut away at the rougher edges, and make it shine as best I can (I just watched Miyazaki's Whisper of the Heart for the first time this weekend, so its still in my brain... Somewhat ^^;).
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I strongly suggest you don't see Dragonauts; I finished the entire series, and my brains haven't fully recovered from the trauma
Marvelninja Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
You mean, Dragonaut: The Resonance? I've actually watched a little bit of it and, once I got past the drama and the massive amounts of fanservice, it didn't seem all that bad.
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I thought the same thing when I started watching it.
The nearer to the end, the nearer to melting your brains.

Trust me, the final episodes have the same power of causing brain damage as [link]
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TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hm... the image seems quite well made; (congrats on the artist for it).

Do you have the story written? cause I'd like to read it.

Aside from that, I'd like to comment that the story seems a bit... odd, though I guess it'd depend on how the story begins.

Also, I'd like to know how're you doing a manga if you don't draw? by any chance you're the one in charge of the story and someone else of the drawings?

It'd seem rather similar to Bakuman (manga series)
Marvelninja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Yes, the story is written, but, I'd prefer to keep things underwraps, for personal reasons. Yeah, it is kind of odd, but that's the way most manga start out at times :D. It all depends on how its presented. Still, I suppose it's hard to judge simply based on a brief summary like that.

As for what the creative process will be like, that all depends on what the publishing company (hopefully Tokyopop) decides. I believe that people whose talents reside in penmanship can be paired with an artist if they like their idea.

So yes, it is kinda like Bakuman :).
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Let's say for a moment you do get published, a) what would be the name of the manga? and b) when would be the soonest date for it to actually be published as such?

Other than that, I'd like to curse the fact that I've actually got many, many, many ideas that could work out with a manga (and most of them actually don't involve TG/TF :( ) ; if you're ever interested, I could send you a note with a couple of plots about what I had in mind.

Lastly, I'd like to point out that I'm a negative kind of person, so I always think on the worst-case-scenario, that, in this case would be you not getting published; if that were to happen would you post the story on the internet?
Marvelninja Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Well, I think the name of the manga was in the artists title for the commission, "Mau." Its both a name of a specific breed of cat (The Egyptian Mau), and its Cantonese for 'cat' as well. As for publish date, I can't really say for sure. I'd have to hear from the publishers first, and given the fact that they have to sift through a lot of submissions, it might actually take a while.

As for you're ideas, go ahead, fire away, I like to beta-read people's ideas most of the time :D. In fact, a friend of mine here, :iconimpulsivespidercide:, and I, beta-read each others fanfictions all the time.

Anyhow, if it does not get published, I'm pretty sure it would be an easy transition from script to novel format, so its safe to say that I would probably post it on Fictionpress, the sister site to Fanfiction.
TGFWritter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And on DA?
Unfortunately, I'm not that familiar with Fanfiction sites
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