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Posted 1/23/15 , edited 1/24/15
Err.... wut?
What's wrong with more anime targeted at women?
It doubles the potential audience.
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Gourmet Girl Graffiti is one of the most strongly aimed at women shows on the list. Seriously it's about a girl cooking for other girls as they hang out and get ready to go to art school. It's cool so far, but I am definitely not in the target demographic.


By that logic since Free! is about guys hanging out and swimming with their guy friends and getting ready to win competitions, it must be strongly aimed at guys, right?


Well, one or both of those things do seem to be common misconceptions. Probably because most English-speaking media does the reverse. Things aimed at men are full of manly bros and maybe one or two opposite-gender love interests, and stuff aimed at women is... uh... actually there's not much of that and it often has a bad reputation, because, y'know, sexism. Shows aimed at little girls, generally full of young girly-girls in vaguely the same way as moe anime, are probably the source of the confusion. (My Little Pony has created some sort of cultural superposition of the actual target audience and moe fans...)

"Chick flicks" are a bit like reverse harems, a lot of the time. The male-oriented counterpart would be seen as sleazy (or lame because romance is "gay" or something) so that pretty much only exists in strip clubs and Axe advertisements. It's all a bit ridiculous. Anime is ridiculous, too, but in a different way, so that keeps it interesting.
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Cerul wrote:
I for one, would definitely tune in more often if the above were moe boys feeding each other instead. *creep mode*


Aye, bring on the bathhouse scenes where knights wash saxon blood from each other's ripped bodies.

But yeah, personally I'm waiting for another Skip Beat! or Chihayafuru. There are some quality shows apparently aimed at women. We could certainly do with some variety besides yet another goofy ecchi harem with one guy and ten girls, anyway.
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lol i don't even need to start, everyone's said what needed to be said.


Cerul wrote:

I for one, would definitely tune in more often if the above were moe boys feeding each other instead. *creep mode*


oooh i like i like
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Good recommendation akai, I think I will be changing my subscription over to that site. Seems like it is aimed more towards my personal style of shows.


come to the Darkside.
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So I actually have a complaint that is relevant to this discussion, I dunno if I'm the only one who feels this way, or if I'm just looking in all the wrong places, but I'm pretty dissapointed with the lack of interesting Seinen. Every time I watch something classified a s Seinen, it ends up being the kind of nearly plot devioid fanservice packed crap that Gourmet Girl Graffiti is (I'm sorry in advance to whomever i just offended).
I'm always hoping for a show that is has a more developed sence of humor and a more subtle and compelling story.
again, I might just be looking in all the wrong places.
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I think people take some things a little too literal when i mention girl anime. Half the harem* anime are bi gender sure. But in the end the genre in general seems to be leaning way too far into harem, cooking, girl bands or ecchi in general. That was my point and it has not always been like that. Someone up above made a fair point though of winter season kind of brings the so-so titles in general. I just prefer a little more action or comedy over the panty flash. As I look through the updated titles that is all i see as of late excluding a handful of titles
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wingsday wrote:

So I actually have a complaint that is relevant to this discussion, I dunno if I'm the only one who feels this way, or if I'm just looking in all the wrong places, but I'm pretty dissapointed with the lack of interesting Seinen. Every time I watch something classified a s Seinen, it ends up being the kind of nearly plot devioid fanservice packed crap that Gourmet Girl Graffiti is (I'm sorry in advance to whomever i just offended).
I'm always hoping for a show that is has a more developed sence of humor and a more subtle and compelling story.
again, I might just be looking in all the wrong places.


Every show has fanservice to some group of people.
imo What you've just asked for is pretty vague.
Have you tried gintama?
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Posted 1/23/15 , edited 1/23/15
Are cutesy/slice of life stuff like K-ON! and Tamako Market considered "female shows"?
Posted 1/23/15 , edited 1/23/15

Cerul wrote:

I for one, would definitely tune in more often if the above were moe boys feeding each other instead. *creep mode*


If that were to happen, I think there would be an internet revolution or something against CR and anime industry.

I remember when Free! first came out, someone made a thread about how the anime will turn kids into homosexuals, and wanted CR to stop showing it...

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My point is, one or two anime per season is made for female audience and the male otakus suddenly get up in arms complaining about it. They don't have any right to complain about female-targeted anime when 99% of anime is made for MALE otakus. :-/
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wingsday wrote:

So I actually have a complaint that is relevant to this discussion, I dunno if I'm the only one who feels this way, or if I'm just looking in all the wrong places, but I'm pretty dissapointed with the lack of interesting Seinen. Every time I watch something classified a s Seinen, it ends up being the kind of nearly plot devioid fanservice packed crap that Gourmet Girl Graffiti is (I'm sorry in advance to whomever i just offended).
I'm always hoping for a show that is has a more developed sence of humor and a more subtle and compelling story.
again, I might just be looking in all the wrong places.


Every show has fanservice to some group of people.
imo What you've just asked for is pretty vague.
Have you tried gintama?


Basicly, I'm complaing that almost all of the Seinen I have had the (mis?)pleasure of watching has been really heavy on the fanservice and really light on the plot.
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I dont mind a few fufu shows or the occasional child anime. They are cool, until there are nothing but those popping up each week on the updated list each week. CR has a large selection of anime, but it is a fact that the number of ecchi, and femine titles are on the rise. Pretty soon im sure they will take over the world Continue to rage
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wingsday wrote:
Basicly, I'm complaing that almost all of the Seinen I have had the (mis?)pleasure of watching has been really heavy on the fanservice and really light on the plot.


I got that bit. I'm wondering if I can help you out on that.
it depends a lot on the show, and what you expect from it.
Like, NGNL and Problem children have fanservicy plots,
Sora no otoshimono sneaks a plot in when you're going for PLOT.
and then there's stuff like to love ru, which is something you know why you're watching if you're watching it, and that's what you're getting.
The first step is figuring out exactly what you want.
Kaito kid has humor and little fanservice, Wagnaria has humor and little fanservice, servantxservice has humor and little fanservice. I'm sure there are plenty of mecha shows with humor and little fanservice.
*Actually, and I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, try Baccano.
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Posted 1/23/15 , edited 1/23/15

wingsday wrote:

So I actually have a complaint that is relevant to this discussion, I dunno if I'm the only one who feels this way, or if I'm just looking in all the wrong places, but I'm pretty dissapointed with the lack of interesting Seinen. Every time I watch something classified a s Seinen, it ends up being the kind of nearly plot devioid fanservice packed crap that Gourmet Girl Graffiti is (I'm sorry in advance to whomever i just offended).
I'm always hoping for a show that is has a more developed sence of humor and a more subtle and compelling story.
again, I might just be looking in all the wrong places.


Yeah, seinen can be annoying like that. A good plot-driven (not that plot) seinen is something I am always looking for. There are seinen shows that aren't overly fanservice-y and have interesting stories. Mushishi, Monster, Darker than Black, GitS:SAC, and xxxHolic represent a good variety of them. This season Tokyo Ghoul sqrt(A) and possibly Death Parade would fall into that group. Not sure if Garo counts as seinen or shounen.
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LokiLB wrote:
Mushishi, Monster, Darker than Black, GitS:SAC, and xxxHolic represent a good variety of them. This season Tokyo Ghoul sqrt(A) and possibly Death Parade would fall into that group. Not sure if Garo counts as seinen or shounen.


Comedy though? xxxholic I see there, but the rest don't fit that mold.
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