In shojo anime, making the heroine a klutz is nearly as ubiquitous as her being late for varsity within the first episode. That is often performed to make her extra relatable and extra of an underdog character. If she’s a magical woman, she tends to lose this trait when remodeled (and it additionally helps characters from realizing her secret identification). However there are exceptions.
Typically the heroine is not going to be clumsy if you will need to the plot that she’s very athletic. In any case, being good at most sports activities requires not consistently falling in your face. Generally, the reverse is true and the heroine is proven to be swish.
10 Clumsy: Usagi Is Outlined By Her Klutziness, Even As Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
Considered one of Usagi’s defining traits is her clumsiness. This even turns into a plot level in a single episode the place the villains set up a princess-themed ending college to determine Sailor Moon’s identification, figuring out that she is a careless, graceless woman who would fail the lessons. It was very fortunate for Usagi that Rei and Minako are simply as graceless at ballroom dancing as she is.
It is implied, within the Nineties anime at the least, that she was rather more swish as Princess Serenity, having been proven as a succesful dancer and even ice skater, however no matter expertise she had in her previous life did not appear to translate properly into her current life. Often, nevertheless, she does properly when she has Tuxedo Masks to guide her.
9 Not Clumsy: Minako Was Fairly Athletic When She Was The Star Of The Present (Codename Wa Sailor V)
Minako Aino, even back when she was Sailor V, might need had a number of dangerous habits, however she was at all times fairly athletic. This even is useful as Sailor V, since she has almost as many bodily assaults as magical ones. She even opens up the story by doing gymnastic tips. This even turns into a plot level early within the Sailor Moon manga, she is ready to go herself off as Princess Serenity partially as a result of no person would suppose somebody like Usagi was the true princess.
As talked about, nevertheless, the Nineties anime typically portrayed her as roughly simply as clumsy, if barely extra athletic, as Usagi. One episode even had Luna counsel she may even be clumsier than Usagi.
8 Clumsy: Himeno’s Clumsy Regardless of Being A Black Belt (Pretear)
At first, Himeno truly appears fairly athletic and robust, even boasting that she’s a black belt in the case of martial arts. Her stepsister Mayune likes to humiliate her, which makes her appear extra graceless than she actually is, out of context. She even manages to maintain composure when a weight falls on her head.
However because the story goes on, Himeno exhibits her clumsier aspect, particularly when she provides into her feelings. Her important situation is de facto that she jumps into conditions with out considering, comparable to when she eats a big unfold of meals throughout an endurance check earlier than it was defined the check was meant to see how lengthy she may sit with out touching the meals.
7 Not Clumsy: Remedy White Is Reasonably Stoic & Stern (Fairly Remedy)
One factor that set aside the unique Pretty Cure collection from different related magical woman exhibits on the time was that each Remedy Black and Remedy White are keen to get bodily when combating. Whereas Nagisa, Remedy Black, is an athlete, she will be able to nonetheless get clumsy at occasions. Her co-star, Honoka, Remedy White, is proven at occasions to be slightly swish and stoic.
This typically comes from her being barely much less comedic than Nagisa, who could be forgetful and dramatic when the scenario requires it. She’s additionally slightly stern, disliking laziness in others. Whereas Nagisa is the tomboy of the 2, Honoka can also be fairly athletic in her personal proper, being a succesful skier, for instance.
6 Clumsy: Ahiru Has The Excuse Of Being A Duck (Princess Tutu)
Ahiru attends a ballet school like the opposite main characters, however she actually does not have a lot expertise for it. That stated, she does have one thing of an excuse: she’s truly a duck remodeled right into a human woman to assist save the prince she loves. It additionally does not assist that she has the behavior of turning again right into a duck at occasions.
When she transforms into Princess Tutu, nevertheless, she is a surprisingly proficient dancer. She is so swish and poised that even Ahiru herself wonders if she actually is Princess Tutu or not.
5 Not Clumsy: She’s Expert With a Baton (Princess Comet)
On this anime collection, which was primarily based on a live-action collection from the Nineteen Sixties, Princess Comet involves Earth to seek for a lacking prince. Regardless of being the principle character, Comet eschews the trope of being clumsy and is definitely fairly athletic.
Within the anime model, Comet used a baton-like wand and she or he performs her magic tips with it like a real-life gymnast would.
4 Clumsy: Lucia Would possibly Not Be Used To Legs (Mermaid Melody)
The heroine of this collection, Lucia, is a mermaid in human kind and is understood to be slightly clumsy at occasions, as she has a behavior of tripping over issues.
It is potential that this may be attributed to her being a mermaid granted human kind, as she is solely not used to strolling on human legs. Then again, she is just not terribly gifted in mermaid talents, comparable to her additionally being a poor singer.
3 Not Clumsy: Utena Tenjou Has Talent In & Outdoors The Duels (Revolutionary Woman Utena)
When she was little, a prince comforted Utena at her dad and mom’ funeral, breaking her out of an almost suicidal despair. So impressed with the younger man, Utena turned decided to turn out to be a prince herself. Utena quickly proves herself to be a proficient swordswoman throughout the Rose Bride duels, which isn’t solely essential to the plot however is one thing that displays her want to be a prince.
She can also be proven to be extraordinarily proficient in the case of something athletic. For instance, she dominates the opposite college students on the college’s basketball courtroom.
2 Clumsy: Her Classmates Even Gave Her A Nickname Over It (Ojamajo Doremi)
Doremi is known for being spectacularly unlucky and this partially interprets to her being horribly clumsy. Her classmates even dub her “Dojimi,” a pun on her title and the Japanese phrase for clumsy.
Her character tied together with her odango coiffure, amongst a number of different similarities, has some followers speculate that she was primarily based partially on Usagi Tsukino.
1 Not Clumsy: This Traditional Heroine Has All The Abilities Of A Princess & A Knight (Princess Knight)
Set in a fairy story kingdom, Princess Sapphire should pose as a boy, an actual prince, to be able to inherit her kingdom’s throne and reserve it from evil successors.
Due to this, she is actually raised to be adept at each historically “masculine” and “female” actions. She’s additionally sturdy and may tackle opponents, to the purpose the place she’s proven to be good with a sword at the same time as a child.
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