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Male "Shoujo Mangaka"
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25 / F / World's End
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Posted 8/26/08
I always wanted to know if there's any shoujo manga out there that has been done by a guy.
I know a lot of women do shonen manga, but I never saw the other way around.
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Posted 8/26/08
Im sure there is some, I just haven't found it yet.
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Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08
Most of the oldest (in the 1950s and 1960s) shojo manga were drawn by male authors when shojo manga only had a very small number.

I know Kaishaku (two male mangaka) have done at least one shojo manga though it's not very famous. I read it and the art is uncomparable to the group's more recent works.

I am sure there are male authors who draw manga that are published in shojo magazines. Usually those strories are not the romance/harem types. They are more likely to be science fiction or fantasy/adventure/historical, etc. There are many short or one-shot manga.
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22 / F / boring, bland ohio
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Posted 9/5/08
The creator of Azumanga Daioh. I his name is Kiyohiko Azuma. He also made Yotsuba&
Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08
Azumanga Daioh is seinen, not shoujo, believe it or not.
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Posted 9/5/08

holicxchan wrote:

Azumanga Daioh is seinen, not shoujo, believe it or not.


Who defines that though? Harry Potter?
Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08

riavan wrote:


holicxchan wrote:

Azumanga Daioh is seinen, not shoujo, believe it or not.


Who defines that though? Harry Potter?


no, the fact that azumanga was serialized in Dengeki Daioh (a seinen manga anthology) is pretty much a give away that it's seinen. azumanga daioh doesnt even focus on romantic entanglement of some sort or any kind of emphasis on characters' relationships (which is what shoujo is). and screw harry potter.
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Posted 9/5/08

holicxchan wrote:


riavan wrote:


holicxchan wrote:

Azumanga Daioh is seinen, not shoujo, believe it or not.


Who defines that though? Harry Potter?


no, the fact that azumanga was serialized in Dengeki Daioh (a seinen manga anthology) is pretty much a give away that it's seinen. azumanga daioh doesnt even focus on romantic entanglement of some sort or any kind of emphasis on characters' relationships (which is what shoujo is). and screw harry potter.


Wikipedia the great says it's Shonen., the great wikipedia God's also state that Dengeki Daioh is a Shonen magazine. I've read some parts of azumanga and I don't think it's targeted at an 18+ age group at all.
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wiki is, i guess, wrong AND right because i believe that when Azu was serialized, dengeki daioh was seinen, but more recently they switched to shounen. (no idea why) then again, it's not surprising that AzuDa is seinen cuz there some 18+ guys that are somewhat into this kind of manga due to their (albeit non-romantic) love for "moe", cute adorable girls. gah. bla bla bla..........................
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Posted 9/6/08
LOL, two of the best shoujo mangas ever are done by male mangakas I was really shocked at first at how these guys could have such a full grasp of the female heart.... their stories pull at the heartstrings so well. Here they are!

MOTOMI Kyousuke --mangaka of Dengeki Daisy and Beast Master
TANAKA Meca -- mangaka of Faster Than A Kiss


Also, contrary to my expectations (i was expecting the lead females to be large-breasted, weak, simpering idiots since they were conceptualized and drawn by males), the female protagonists are actually some of the strongest, funniest, spunkiest and most admirable characters in shoujo manga history ever :D. Check them out, for sure!
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Posted 9/14/08
Hmmmm... While shoujo is mainly by girls for girls, it seems there might be some males crossing over into it. If a male tries to look more into the depth of a female's character (instead of just physical appearance and sexual gratification), then that's good news and it proves that little by little, males are looking for more character development. (I was arguing a certain point in a mailing list about a pulp fiction series of a female superspy that was stopped. They've been thinking and speculating on a new series, and I told them that there was a market, but very small compared to the larger female market that can be targetted. (I even criticized the female protagonist's lack of depth of character, etc. and told them that she'd lose to manga characters or even the yaoi/boys love genres) I have so many rebuttals to their arguments, but I am choosing to keep silent because the one in charge mentioned that I could be banned for bursting their bubble.)
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Posted 9/14/08 , edited 9/14/08
Many long time (old) anime and manga fans consider the father of Shoujo manga to be Osamu Tezuka (also know as the God of manga) he created Princess Knight (Ribbon no Kishi) in 1954, published in Shoujo Club magazine.

Also the first Magic Girl (Maho Shoujo) manga and anime was created by a man named Mitsuteru Yokoyama he created the Sally the Witch, aka Little Witch Sally (Maho Tsukai Sally) in 1966.

In Japan there is a monthly Shoujo magazine published for men called Comics High, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_High!
Comic High is geared towards guys 18-35.

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Posted 9/15/08
dunno any.... -_-;
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Posted 9/16/08
I'd like to if there's a male shojo mangaka. I mean, there tons of women who draw shonen, like Rumiko Takahashi.
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20 / F / California, U.S.
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Posted 9/16/08
Does Ken Akamatsu count? o.o
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