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Post Reply Do some people really assume that girls only watch shounen for the yaoi pairings and the good-looking guys?
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31 / M / The Abyss of Time
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Posted 10/7/15
I would really hope this isn't a thing nor a thing in the future, it seems like the mindset of an idiot that likes generalizing and not really putting too much thought into things. With that said my answer is: nope, I don't think this way.
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24 / M / St.Louis - USA
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Posted 10/7/15
^What?
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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TheCommonYouth wrote:

Would you assume that I enjoy watching Precure because I like looking at cute prepubescent girls and yuri pairings?

Well I can answer that... No that's not why I watch it. But I feel like there may be some people who would assume so. So there most likely are people who would assume that girls only watch Shonen for the hot guys.


I wonder why. *looks at some of the yaoi fangirls and other girl*
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I just finished new Yaoi show called Starmyu- man the guys are really pretty. When I watch a show like this if the story is good I kinda forget what genre it is unless they make out but still to me the story kinda helps. Yuri usually is too moe or not realistic idk maybe I haven't seen enough but I get the appeal of Yaoi to both sexes
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No I just assume the "girls" on the internet are lying about their gender. Too many Runescape relationships gone wrong
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OppaiDragonSenpai wrote:

No I just assume the "girls" on the internet are lying about their gender. Too many Runescape relationships gone wrong


Interesting. I wouldn't lie about my gender for I am a girl.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


OppaiDragonSenpai wrote:

No I just assume the "girls" on the internet are lying about their gender. Too many Runescape relationships gone wrong


Interesting. I wouldn't lie about my gender for I am a girl.


Haha it's just a joke for any users that may have played Runescape or any other mmorpg. I personally don't even bother making assumptions regarding others' tastes unless it's a person I know on a personal level. If I were forced to stereotype I would say the only anime/manga women are interested in is Shokugeki no Soma, but that's just me trying to be a jerk.
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Oh, okay.
Posted 10/8/15
I think they watch it for the same reason I do, but, I think some of them pees differently.

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Posted 10/8/15 , edited 10/8/15
The line between shounen and shoujo is blurring. By that I mean strictly their definitions as "boys" and "girls" anime.

Love Live is an excellent example. Is it for girls or boys? By all means it's a traditional shoujo -- an almost all-female cast chasing their dreams by making friends, supporting each other, working hard and never giving up -- like Sailor Moon! But that's basically the story of most shounen. They just usually chase their dreams by fighting instead of singing.

Some might say Love Live is actually for boys; there's obvious fan-service (especially in the iOS game), boob jokes, and cute girls blushing and smiling and posing provocatively for the imaginary cameras. But some men (and almost every male I've recommended it to) think there's too much girl power and friendship-happy-time to tolerate. So it's obviously for girls, right? Yet it has tons of male fans, and the producers purposely release content aimed at a male demographic.

Symphogear is another good example. Awesome fights, epic moments, obvious fan-service (transformation scenes, costumes, etc.) meant to appeal to 90% of men and 10% of women. Obviously a hard shounen, right? But it has glittery idol performances, musicals about holding hands, and the same "overcome all conflicts with friendship and romance" themes as any shoujo you could find. So which is it?

Both genres appeal to both genders. They have to sell volumes/DVDs and earn those second seasons.
With shounen, it's more of a soft 70/30 deal than a hard 95/5 split.

Men also generally watch anime more than women, so studios appeal to that demographic in almost every work they do, but that doesn't mean they alienate female audiences entirely. Most shows appeal to both, the same way big "shounen" movies like Marvel's The Avengers include shirtless Thor. You know that's not for the guys watching (well, some guys). They know women go to see it. I mean, yeah, males typically read comic books and like superheroes more than women, but there's no way Avengers made that much money if only men bought tickets. These days, there's something for everybody in anime/movies "for boys."

Edit: The terms "shounen/shoujo" should probably be thrown out, anyway.
Just stick to action, musical, slice of life, adventure, romance, etc.
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Posted 10/8/15
I'm sure some people do.
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28 / M / Winnipeg
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I also think it's ironic that most sports shounen has so much content aimed at female readers. The stereotype is that girls don't like sports, and shounen means boys' anime, yet almost all the girls I know who like anime are into Haikyuu or Kuroko, which are published in Shounen Jump. That's not to mention other sports manga like Yowamusha and Free!.
Posted 10/8/15
There has to be some boys out there.
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37 / M / Virginia USA
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Posted 10/8/15
You know what they say about assumptions right?

People assume a lot of things about me I am sure simply based on my online persona. I am actually quite different IRL.

Some of my favorite animes have been suggested to me by females so honestly I never distrust anyone's opinions or feelings towards anime until I see it for myself and make my own decisions. And that is regardless of characters or subject matter.
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36 / M / Planet Sanno
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Posted 10/8/15
No, I do not assume this, but I can see why the assumption is made. Fujoshi are a very noisy demographic, at least on the Internet.
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