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Genres (at least for things that aren't porn) shouldn't be described by genre. If you like a show, you like a show, it doesn't give any indication of your sexual orientation.
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infamybrian wrote:

I for one love a great shoujo. I love how most tend to be alot more heavy in story(not saying shonen doesn't). Its sucks that they say its targeted to young women. I'm not a homosexual( not that theres anything wrong with that) but a friend of mine asked me if i was gay just because of the animes i watch .

A brief list of some of my favorite Shoujo
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Kimi ni Todoke
Glass Mask
Chihayafuru
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So i'd like to here your opinions on shoujo do you think it really is targeted towards women exclusively?


op i really enjoy shoujo as it portrays the romance genre more extensively
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I know shojo are aimed at young ladies, but which shows are shojo?
I tend to mix and miss on my interpretation of genres.
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Seinen.

Shoujo's alright, but if I were to disclose my opinions, I would come off as a chauvinistic ass. So I'll go the safe route, and reiterate that it's alright.
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next tournament is:

best shoujo?
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Felstalker wrote:

I hate the generic male love interests however, they're always Mr. Crouching Dumbass hidden smart ass. Always the "naive, kind, and violent" if they're not "generic, perfect, and understanding"

But give me two realistically flawed characters and a plot, I'll have myself a time.


:lol: that made my day, but seriously i raged countless times about the stupidity of the male leads. How dense do you have to be not see shes in to you!
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Posted 1/13/14 , edited 1/13/14

anthhd wrote:


infamybrian wrote:

I for one love a great shoujo. I love how most tend to be alot more heavy in story(not saying shonen doesn't). Its sucks that they say its targeted to young women. I'm not a homosexual( not that theres anything wrong with that) but a friend of mine asked me if i was gay just because of the animes i watch .

A brief list of some of my favorite Shoujo
********************************
Kimi ni Todoke
Glass Mask
Chihayafuru
White Album S1

So i'd like to here your opinions on shoujo do you think it really is targeted towards women exclusively?


op i really enjoy shoujo as it portrays the romance genre more extensively


Yeah, i'm a sucker for romance animes and VNs. Funny enough i can not get into live romance movies tho.
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I think that shoujo is definitely targeted primarily at women; if you ever look at an issue of Cookie or Dessert that will become clear. Like all manga, however, there's a lot of crossover. It is definitely less so than for shounen or even seinen manga, but it is there, particularly with shows that have successful anime adaptations like NANA or Honey and Clover (though those series could be argued are actually josei, but the principle still applies). I don't know for sure, but I would guess that Chihayafuru is probably well-liked by males as well. And I think the anime of Kare Kano was actually aimed at a male audience, even though the manga was definitely shoujo. And Skip Beat! certainly has a strong male fan base.

In short, I don't think liking something meant for girls is something to be ashamed of, anymore than I would say a woman should be embarrassed for liking Gundam or something. Like what you like; if its good, its good.
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infamybrian wrote:


anthhd wrote:


infamybrian wrote:

I for one love a great shoujo. I love how most tend to be alot more heavy in story(not saying shonen doesn't). Its sucks that they say its targeted to young women. I'm not a homosexual( not that theres anything wrong with that) but a friend of mine asked me if i was gay just because of the animes i watch .

A brief list of some of my favorite Shoujo
********************************
Kimi ni Todoke
Glass Mask
Chihayafuru
White Album S1

So i'd like to here your opinions on shoujo do you think it really is targeted towards women exclusively?


op i really enjoy shoujo as it portrays the romance genre more extensively


Yeah, i'm a sucker for romance animes and VNs. Funny enough i can not get into live romance movies tho.


i feel you brother, romance is great, especially the cutesy ones like say i love you :3
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Nothing wrong with guys liking shojo, or girls liking mecha or martial arts anime. If it is a good story, it shouldn't matter what your gender or sexual orientation is
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I'm straight and I love Shoujo anime. When I was younger, I used to think that Shoujo was for girls and any real man wouldn't like it. But, then I got older and watched Lovely Complex for the first time. It really opened my eyes up to how awesome Shoujo anime can be. Some of the best animes are Shoujo, because they don't rely on fights or explosions to get them through. It's pure story telling and character depth.

Some of my favorites are Lovely Complex, Suzuka, Nodame Cantabile, NANA, Kimi No Todoke, The Wallflower and Peach Girl.

The way I see it, is if you're a grown man, and you're slamming excellent work because it's not macho enough, you're probably overcompensating to hide the fact you're not secure in your manhood. I would sooner think a guy who tries too hard to be macho is an undercover homosexual, than a guy who is secure enough in his manhood to enjoy Shoujo anime, or rom-coms or R&B.

Good is good.
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A little shojo now and then is good for the soul. I enjoy it immensely.
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Kimi ni Todoke will likely be my all time favorite shoujo.
I also really enjoyed Say I Love You and Kuragehime, though the last one is josei.
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No idea what do you mean by straight men.

I like everything.
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lianghong1 wrote:

No idea what do you mean by straight men.

I like everything.

those are the ones with out curves

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