- Teenage protagonists (especially schoolgirls)
- Impossible hairstyles
- Cheezy themesong about highschool “love”
- Lack of internal logic
- A cat girl
- Love at first sight
- which facilitates another cliche: Love triangles, squares, pentagons and other n sided love polyhedrons where n is an integer approaching infinity
But since one of the stories that I’m working on for the RISING STARS OF MANGA contest is a parody it’s all fuel for the fire.