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Is it weird for boys to watch shojo's?
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Posted 11/2/12
Not at all. I realized several years ago that my tastes in entertainment have more in common with my teenage daughter and college age niece than they do with most guys my age and embraced my inner teenage girl. But not in an icky, perverted kind of way...
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Well, someone needs to post the quote, I guess.


Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

- C. S. Lewis

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Posted 11/2/12
Nah, nothing wrong with it.
Heard of CCS? << shoujo, but guys have watched it.
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Honestly, there's such a blurring of genres nowadays that the traditional shoujo/shounen/seinen/josei model doesn't really work anymore. An obvious one is Nanoha, where the first series is considered (as most mahou shoujo stuff is) a shoujo series, but many people consider the later series to be seinen.

Personally, my tastes run to josei more than shoujo, but I don't think watching "girls" anime is weird, any more than listening to female musicians, or reading books with female protagonists.


godofdarkness901 wrote:

i started watching ouran high school host club and i wanted to know if it's weird for a guy?


To this specifically, I actually think Ouran is BETTER if you're a guy. No really, hear me out. Ouran is theoretically a parody of the traditional reverse harem genre, right? And like most harem & reverse harem stuff, it's based on improbable romance and fanservice, and all that stuff. But, assuming you're a traditional straight dude, the fanservice isn't aimed at you, which allows you to see it for what it is: a kinda cheap titillation. Which makes it funnier.

Also, the romance is then shown up as even weirder. You're an outsider. Assuming you identify with one of the male characters, (which most people do, which is why there's a concept of viewpoint characters in the first place), your viewpoint is, by definition, secondary to the central plot of the story. It really shows how weird harem series are, which then allows you to go back to traditional harem series and examine them in the same way.

It's a fascinating thing. Almost ruined harem-type shows for me for a while, but I moved past it.
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I don't tend to care that much about anime genre. Most of the time they're cross-genre or very ambiguous. So I will just watch whatever I want to watch. It makes more sense to me to just convert them in my head to more western oriented genre's like "Romance, Romantic Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi" etc. etc. The whole Shonen, Seinen, Shoujo stuff doesn't matter to me.
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I find shoujo to be one of the better genres.
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Posted 11/2/12

Kohou wrote:

Honestly, there's such a blurring of genres nowadays that the traditional shoujo/shounen/seinen/josei model doesn't really work anymore. An obvious one is Nanoha, where the first series is considered (as most mahou shoujo stuff is) a shoujo series, but many people consider the later series to be seinen.

Personally, my tastes run to josei more than shoujo, but I don't think watching "girls" anime is weird, any more than listening to female musicians, or reading books with female protagonists.


godofdarkness901 wrote:

i started watching ouran high school host club and i wanted to know if it's weird for a guy?


To this specifically, I actually think Ouran is BETTER if you're a guy. No really, hear me out. Ouran is theoretically a parody of the traditional reverse harem genre, right? And like most harem & reverse harem stuff, it's based on improbable romance and fanservice, and all that stuff. But, assuming you're a traditional straight dude, the fanservice isn't aimed at you, which allows you to see it for what it is: a kinda cheap titillation. Which makes it funnier.

Also, the romance is then shown up as even weirder. You're an outsider. Assuming you identify with one of the male characters, (which most people do, which is why there's a concept of viewpoint characters in the first place), your viewpoint is, by definition, secondary to the central plot of the story. It really shows how weird harem series are, which then allows you to go back to traditional harem series and examine them in the same way.

It's a fascinating thing. Almost ruined harem-type shows for me for a while, but I moved past it.


that's a really good way too look at it thank you
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Posted 11/10/12
Don't see why it'd be weird.
Posted 11/14/12
Nope, there's nothing wrong with it. I enjoy quite a few shojo series and find they have more soul and plot than some other series.
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