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Why are there no anime where the protagonist is an old chick?
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Posted 3/13/13
Honies? Are those like Bronies that sell their bodies for limited edition MLP swag?

There are older women that are prominent characters in more series than you probably realize at first, but in order to find one as the main protagonist you are probably going to have to start looking at Josei titles, which may or may not be your cup of tea.
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Posted 3/13/13

Hairbelly wrote:



Moribito was excellent. Loved that show. Balsa is awesome.


I know, Balsa is an great character. Reminded me of Major from GITS. Strong, level headed, and quite a caring person when it comes to someone important to them but not afraid to put their life on the line to protect them.
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DeckardXLeah wrote:
To be frank I'm so sick of watching EVERY anime about some young chicks and one dude.



Uhh, I take it you don't watch very much anime then? Or are you purposely seeking out only ones about young chicks and one dude to complain about it?
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Posted 3/13/13

uhohimdead wrote:


DeckardXLeah wrote:


uhohimdead

because young is where the money is simple has that




You are a fool



how is it foolish to what to monetize the the young adult audience?
I think he is just ignorant.

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Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne
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ChaoticDragonstrom wrote:



I know, Balsa is an great character. Reminded me of Major from GITS. Strong, level headed, and quite a caring person when it comes to someone important to them but not afraid to put their life on the line to protect them.


Spot on with the GITS analogy. Totally agree.
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KikuTengu wrote:

Well, the only example I can think of is Howl's Moving Castle, but even then, she's originally young. ;P


Ooh - that's what jumped to my mind straight away...


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Only Yesterday (Omohide Poro Poro) is a very interesting and heart-warming movie by Isao Takahata. The protagonist is in her thirties and the plot revolves around her coming to terms with past relationships and decisions. Another (quite sombre) josei series is Natsuyuki Rendezvous. This one deals with a multitude of emotionally complex themes such as life after the death of a loved one. The female protagonist, Rokka, though relatively young (late twenties) is endearingly old-fashioned and holds certain values like chastity and loyalty close to heart.
...but I'm glad to hear there are others more relevant!

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I'm thinking more of a season 3 for Gurren Lagann which this time Yoko(old Yoko) is the protagonist, and that Simon is a minor character which only shows up a few times.
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Man i bet those would be some BA old people. I would totally watch one with an old protagonist just to see some epic old people action. Like magic and swords and stuff. (not interested if it was like a slice of life one)
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Posted 3/14/13
Not really in the age range you're asking about, but the longest running anime series in history is a slice of life story about a Japanese housewife. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sazae-san
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Folktales from Japan the protagonists are very often middle aged men or middle aged women.

Bubblegum Crisis, Syia Stingray is 24 according to Wikipedia, she acts (and even looks) more like she's 40. Though Priss is the first person we see Syia is the driving force behind the Knight Sabers

I can think of a lot of immortal characters that are older, some of them act it, some of them don't, few of them look it.
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Posted 3/19/13
Japan doesn't trust its old people, that's why the protagonists are so young. XD
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Middle age, in the US, starts somewhere around 40-45 years of age depending on what source you look at. If I recall correctly, Nico Robin was 28 when she was introduced, and so was approaching the upper boundaries of young adulthood and on her way to the transitional period into middle age. After the time skip she's even closer to middle age, if not already there (I don't know how much time was skipped since I'm not there yet).

Also recall that Ranma 1/2, while primarily centered upon the youth, had plenty of middle aged and old aged protagonists who were relevant to the story at various points. Soun Tendo, Genma and Nodoka Saotome, Cologne, Happosai, there was no shortage of adults of advancing age.

If that's not good enough for you, well...technically Rukia Kuchiki is 150 years old. Is that old enough for you?
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Posted 3/19/13

BlueOni wrote:



If that's not good enough for you, well...technically Rukia Kuchiki is 150 years old. Is that old enough for you? :P




If we are going down that route, I think C.C in Code Geass is pretty damn old, as is Saya Otanashi from Blood+ and Blood-C, as is Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, as is Saber from the Fate series.

Also I am pretty sure Motoko Kusanagi is probably middle aged in Ghost in The Shell, though she is a cyborg.
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hickey1992If we are going down that route, I think C.C in Code Geass is pretty damn old, as is Saya Otanashi from Blood+ and Blood-C, as is Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, as is Saber from the Fate series.


Heh. No serious answer to the OP's question is complete without a little sarcasm, that's what I say. :D


Also I am pretty sure Motoko Kusanagi is probably middle aged in Ghost in The Shell, though she is a cyborg.


Hey, that's actually a pretty good example. I would add Himura Kenshin to the list, considering he's also getting up there in age right at the outset of the story.
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