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Why does lolicon anime have a bad reputation?
Posted 1/8/11
Because it means attraction to underage girls according to its definition. Plus it's gross to look at.
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Posted 1/8/11 , edited 1/8/11
Because most of the time loli's are perceived to be an erotic fetish.
like "HAY I LIKES THE LITTLE GIRL ANIMES" is seen as a big way of saying " HEY LOOK AT ME I AM A BIG PEDOBEAR"
Personally I love loli and shota.
And I mean the bad reputation kind....
but honestly its bad because most people like the hardcore of it all (hentai, yaoi, yuri, ect.)
But there's also the little girls who haven't seen loli rape scenes before and like the softcore cuteness alike.
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Posted 1/8/11 , edited 1/8/11
Feminists will never talk about the double standards men have to suffer from.

And Lolicon is awesome
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Posted 1/8/11
lolis are a must though in anime u always see one if its bad or not depends on ur pointa view
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Posted 1/8/11 , edited 1/8/11
I suspect it is because shotacon anime is relatively niche and rarely if ever achieves great success, whereas loli female characters are often quite successful and appear in several major franchises. I'm sure if shotacon anime was more popular, it would be getting equal if not more attention and probably not in a good way.

As for debating the merits of loli characters, I would have to say that if they serve a purpose in the plot and don't have rampant pedobear fanservice shots, they are fine.
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Posted 1/8/11
okay everyone who answered "It's pedophilia", should realize you didn't answer the question.

Loli's are underage girls, shota's are underage boys. If liking shows about underage girls makes you a pedophile why doesn't liking shows about underage boys?

The best answer I've seen so far: Hypocrisy

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Posted 1/8/11
Let me complicate the issue for you too.

so far we've talked about two vague catagories of anime that are similar in that the characters are underage and different in that the character are of opposite genders. We have questioned why they are treated differently. The answer seems to be Gender Bias and Hypocrisy.

What about who watches/likes these shows?

Is it okay for an older man to like shota or does that make It as bad as Loli.

If it's okay for an adult woman to like shota is it also okay for her to like lolis?

if you're a woman who likes underage girls are you any less of a pedophile than the stereotypical overweight middle aged male living in his mom's basement?

does your gender, appearance, social status, alter the acceptability of the shows you watch?
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Posted 1/8/11 , edited 1/8/11
I merely stated, good sir, that the reason it doesn't have as bad of a reputation, at least to the general public, is simply because it's not as popular as loli. I'm sure shotacon would be viewed just as bad. Go and show your average person Boku no Pico, for example. They will cringe and probably call the cops on you.

Let's see...

Is it okay for an older man to like shota or does that make It as bad as Loli.

>General Society frowns on older men watching cartoons. General society would therefore most certainly find older men liking loli and shota equally bad, although shota would get extra stigma because a significant portion of the population still doesn't like to see homosexuality on television.


If it's okay for an adult woman to like shota is it also okay for her to like lolis?

^ See above, alter for gender accordingly.


if you're a woman who likes underage girls are you any less of a pedophile than the stereotypical overweight middle aged male living in his mom's basement?

No. You're just as perverted, in society's eyes.

does your gender, appearance, social status, alter the acceptability of the shows you watch?

A little girl watching an anime about little girls is viewed by society to be normal. A 45 year old man watching them is not. That is simply your general rule of thumb. However, most people won't give you shit for it if you explain that the show has a decent plot and that you watch it because you like scifi or fantasy. However, if you say you are attracted to the little girls, most normal people would think you are weird...So when discussing your love for lolis, do it around people who actually know what they are, like anime fans.
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