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09-13-12, 6:19 AM

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Nope, not true. most of Kurobas's readers are boys aged 12-15, and that actually applies to nearly every Shounen Jump manga/anime. There was also a poll on Sankaku showing that One piece and other leading Shounen are also popular with men in their twenties and thirties. a big percentage of manga readers are actually not really Otaku, if you're familiar with japanese culture, you'll know that many ramen/okonomiyaki shops have tons of manga stocked there for the costumers to read.

Just stating the facts though, alot of people seem to be under these misconceptions, mainly foreigners.


really? cuz from the fairs in animate and such and what my friends say the people who supported the anime were only fujoshi....and they are the ones buying the merchandise....same with prince of tennis. and with reborn.

and I know for a fact, this was posted officially in weeklyjump, they had a poll to see for the latest manga volumes of JUMP to see which gender read it the most. and kurobas, reborn, haikyuu, especially kurobas and haikyuu, the poll reported that more than two thirds of the readers were female. XD

its in the journal somewhere...I can't find it. >_< but its there. I'll ask someone to bring it up.

edit: and yes, what jmal said. I was mainly referring to the BDs and DVDs.
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Pretty sure she was referring to the anime, who can and often does have a rather different paying audience than the manga. ~¥600 manga and ~¥7000 dvd/bds cater to different types of consumers.

After all, those character song solos and duets that have been released since the anime started and are selling like crazy aren't being bought by guys, I can assure you. Shows with an overwhelmingly male fanbase don't get strong charasong sales for male characters - in fact the males almost never get charasongs at all.


Yeah, you have a solid point and i never said otherwise, and i already knew that the Songs are bought mostly by the female fanbase, though we can't deny the possibilities. But yeah, i agree with pretty much everything you said.


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really? cuz from the fairs in animate and such and what my friends say the people who supported the anime were only fujoshi....and they are the ones buying the merchandise....same with prince of tennis. and with reborn.

and I know for a fact, this was posted officially in weeklyjump, they had a poll to see for the latest manga volumes of JUMP to see which gender read it the most. and kurobas, reborn, haikyuu, especially kurobas and haikyuu, the poll reported that more than two thirds of the readers were female. XD

its in the journal somewhere...I can't find it. >_< but its there. I'll ask someone to bring it up.

edit: and yes, what jmal said. I was mainly referring to the BDs and DVDs.


Then your friends are clearly misinformed, because realistically speaking, there is no way to know just how many of each demographic buys a certain manga.

Trust me, i guarantee you that nearly every Shounen has predominantly male readers, specifically little boys, and i wouldn't be lying or exaggerating if i said that most of those boys aren't by definition "otaku".

I don't recall any poll like that, though it might be true. but then again, not everyone participates in polls, infact the vast majority doesn't. for example take SNK, while the KoF series and their other products sold tons, only a few hundreds voted in polls, you know what i'm trying to say? not everyone votes in polls, many readers just get the tankobon, read it, then toss it or pass it to someone or discard it lol.

and Yeah, what jmal says is true and i'm with him on that. if you were refering to the BD's and DVDs then you should have said so from the beginning lol, since i'm most certain that 70%+ buyers are female, the BD's even come with those character cards and stuff, i don't think the guys would be interested in those but there is no denying that they do buy BD's and DVDs.

so that's that, manga and discs are hugely different in terms of sales and who they cater to, as jmal has pointed.

EDIT: Well i'm off to sleep guys, take care you two, TTYL.
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09-13-12, 6:58 AM

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realistically speaking, there is no way to know just how many of each demographic buys a certain manga.

Well, the publishers probably have a decent idea, at least. That's what market research is for. If there weren't a large number (I won't debate percentages as I don't know) of female readers of KuroBas, the anime production committee would never have made a conscious effort to court female buyers.

While I said that audiences for the two media are different, I don't mean to imply that you can, say, convert To Love-ru Darkness into a fujoshi-favorite any more than you can convert Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi into a male otaku-favorite. But if a particularly fervent (and possessing of disposable income) portion of your fanbase is outside the traditional demographic, by all means, market to it.

It's also worth noting that I've seen a few polls where the #1 favorite manga magazine of female manga readers is, yes, Shounen Jump. Not a shoujo magazine. Here's a somewhat older (2007) survey, as I can't locate the more recent poll I remember seeing.

I don't think anyone would say that Shounen Jump's audience isn't primarily male, but popular "shounen" titles have long, long since expanded way beyond the preteen male demographic, some series more than others. At least for the less fanservicey ones.
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09-13-12, 7:11 AM

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jmal said:

Well, the publishers probably have a decent idea, at least. That's what market research is for. If there weren't a large number (I won't debate percentages as I don't know) of female readers of KuroBas, the anime production committee would never have made a conscious effort to court female buyers.

While I said that audiences for the two media are different, I don't mean to imply that you can, say, convert To Love-ru Darkness into a fujoshi-favorite any more than you can convert Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi into a male otaku-favorite. But if a particularly fervent (and possessing of disposable income) portion of your fanbase is outside the traditional demographic, by all means, market to it.

It's also worth noting that I've seen a few polls where the #1 favorite manga magazine of female manga readers is, yes, Shounen Jump. Not a shoujo magazine. Here's a somewhat older (2007) survey, as I can't locate the more recent poll I remember seeing.

I don't think anyone would say that Shounen Jump's audience isn't primarily male, but popular "shounen" titles have long, long since expanded way beyond the preteen male demographic, some series more than others.


Yeah, i hear you. many Shounen do have a large number of female readers, of all demographics, and by all demographics i mean, All ages, with different interests, etc, not just Fujoshi.
And no, that's a given, you can't Turn To Love-ru Darkness into a fujoshi favourite and you can't turn a Shoujo, Josei, BL, you name it, into a male otaku favourite. in most cases, the target demographic are the main consumers.

Like i said, not everyone participates in Surveys, and you can't really compare 3 thousand female readers from a poll which god knows if it is by any means valid, to a million something of other demographics and non-otaku people who read shounen, which is why i said you can't rely on polls, i might sound like a hypocrite for saying that, but yes, you can't rely on polls, and that includes the poll i mentioned earlier.

and Yup, at this point it's a well known fact that the Shounen genre, or quite frankly, most genres expanded beyond their actual target demographic, guys read/watch shoujo/josei, girls read/watch shounen/seinen, that's been obvious decades ago lol, but there is no denying that it remains more popular with its main target demographic, or should i say, viewed/read by its main target demographic. Though people (mainly foreigners), judge a product by its shallow content, like "hey look, those guys in that seinen manga are hot, must be for girls" or "hey look, those girls in that shoujo anime look like cute lolis, must be for male otaku", No lol, it doesn't work that way.


Ok i'm seriously going to sleep right now, i feel like i'm gonna faint any minute lol. peace man.
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09-13-12, 7:42 AM

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Downgrade355 said:
Like i said, not everyone participates in Surveys, and you can't really compare 3 thousand female readers from a poll which god knows if it is by any means valid

Polling isn't just a shot in the dark - there are scientific methodologies of statistical analysis available and all that. 3,000 female manga readers is probably a solid statistical sample with a reasonable margin of error and statistical power. The idea that polls are invalid because they don't ask "everyone" is a fallacy. And literally Oricon's entire business is market research, so they're not just going to wing it and produce junk.

I think people tend to be hasty in their skepticism of all polls because when they hear the word "poll" or "survey" they think of informal, unscientific internet polls which, sure, are often not very reliable and are easily gamed if not properly secured. Properly randomized scientific polling of the sort you'd expect a professional organization like Oricon to undertake, however, is different. It's by no means perfect, but there's a well established science to analyzing the data.

So yes, I think it's reasonable to believe in this case that Shounen Jump is the favorite manga magazine of female readers, at least at the time (though I doubt that's changed). I'm not claiming that means the KuroBas manga audience isn't majority male though. It likely still is. And it's certainly not saying Shounen Jump's audience isn't majority male.
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09-13-12, 7:56 AM

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looks sooooooo interesting!! X)
 
09-13-12, 8:30 AM

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Urobuchi Gen, eh? I like the idea of the story but was wondering how it was going to be done. If it's Urobuchi Gen, perhaps there's naught to worry about.

Admittedly, The Akira Amano-like character design is countering my belief in Urobuchi Gen.



Exactly my thoughts, how could the awesome Urobuchi gen who wrote the Scenario for one of the best eroge of all time, Saya no Uta do this?

If this is sarcasm I detect here, then I reply with two things.
The first: I have never played this eroge and most likely never will, so I shall reserve all judgements.

The second: Even if it turns out that this eroge is bad, then I stand by my post by saying "Even so, he still has a better track record than Amano." Frankly though, since she's only the original character designer there's no real reason to suspect this will be a flop.
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Two days ago I added Motohiro Katsuyuki to the database and apparently it wasn't accepted.
 
09-13-12, 2:48 PM

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If this is sarcasm I detect here, then I reply with two things.
The first: I have never played this eroge and most likely never will, so I shall reserve all judgements.

The second: Even if it turns out that this eroge is bad, then I stand by my post by saying "Even so, he still has a better track record than Amano." Frankly though, since she's only the original character designer there's no real reason to suspect this will be a flop.


hold on a minute, i think i might aswell let you know that i'm not a person who uses sarcasm often, and no, that was by no means sarcasm, sorry if it seemed that way.


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i hear you man.
Shounen is "readable" by everyone, that's common knowledge lol. it's just that the main consumers are in most cases young boys.
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09-13-12, 8:13 PM

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Not many people here totally know Urobuchi outside of Fate/Zero, Madoka and Saya no Uta, I guess.

While I'm not a really big fan of Gen Urobuchi, I could safely say that Gen Urobuchi should be capable of writing gay undertones/character. Not that I'm really objecting that, but I just want to write this since some people here seem to think that "There's no way Gen Urobuchi write a gay story". But don't worry, they won't be the main dish.

And for my own first impression, actually I rarely like Gen's male character. Even if there's any, most possibly there's an influence from other party (Like Fate/Zero's case). But actually the same thing happened to most of Gen's female character, with some exceptions.

Now that I think about it, character creation usually is the weakest skill of Gen. This show probably won't be an exception, but I guess I'll still try. He's awesome in execution, afterall.
 
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I just watched the new updated trailer they had. I feel a Death Note kind of vibe from it, the art I guess?

I hope this series is really good just seeing how intense the trailer is. xP
 
09-13-12, 11:28 PM

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Nah, Seinen? i doubt it (With the exception of the infamous Hetalia), Shounen? Yup, mainly ones made by female mangaka, and even then, i'm almost certain when they draw the manga they have the Shounen demographic in mind, it's just the artstyle that confuses your brains lol.

kind of Like a Hentai artist who likes and is used to drawing big bust, if he were to draw a Shoujo, i'd bet my collection of a hundred something PS3 games that the female cast would have a big bust. xD

Still gonna check it out tho, got used to this since those times i was watching Kuroshitsuji, i was confused through the whole anime. you might call me weird, but i "kind of" enjoyed it, mainly the fight scenes...don't go calling me names now pls.



It is possible. Take for example Brave 10; It was listed as a 'Seinen', but everything was shoujo about it. And there are plenty of manga that are Seinen, yet they feel like shoujo, just because of the magazine where they are published.

Let me list you some:
http://myanimelist.net/manga/11729/Death_Edge
http://myanimelist.net/manga/35119/Albox_-_Eien_o_Kaetara
http://myanimelist.net/manga/24764/raven;od
 
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It is possible. Take for example Brave 10; It was listed as a 'Seinen', but everything was shoujo about it. And there are plenty of manga that are Seinen, yet they feel like shoujo, just because of the magazine where they are published.

Let me list you some:
http://myanimelist.net/manga/11729/Death_Edge
http://myanimelist.net/manga/35119/Albox_-_Eien_o_Kaetara
http://myanimelist.net/manga/24764/raven;od


I'll have you know that Brave10's mangaka draws mainly Yaoi.
Most of the time Shounen/Seinen drawn by female mangaka will have a Shoujo feel and Bishounens.

And not so surprisingly, all the mangas you listed are drawn by female mangaka. see my point?
 
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Psycho-Pass is confirmed for two-cours.

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09-14-12, 1:03 AM

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Psycho-Pass is confirmed for two-cours.


That means 11 episodes in fall and the other 11 in autumn?
 
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Jarmel said:
Psycho-Pass is confirmed for two-cours.


That means 11 episodes in fall and the other 11 in autumn?
fall means autumn doesn't it? that means 24+ episodes, 12+ in fall and 12+ in winter.
 
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two cour show...thank goodness. now I have uta pri 2 and this to watch in spring.
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Candor said:
Downgrade355 said:
Jarmel said:
Psycho-Pass is confirmed for two-cours.


That means 11 episodes in fall and the other 11 in autumn?
fall means autumn doesn't it? that means 24+ episodes, 12+ in fall and 12+ in winter.


Right, got things mixed up there, my bad lol.

The show's 22 episodes though, so it's 11 fall 11 winter ;p
gonna watch.
 
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Downgrade355 said:
Candor said:
Downgrade355 said:
Jarmel said:
Psycho-Pass is confirmed for two-cours.


That means 11 episodes in fall and the other 11 in autumn?
fall means autumn doesn't it? that means 24+ episodes, 12+ in fall and 12+ in winter.


Right, got things mixed up there, my bad lol.

The show's 22 episodes though, so it's 11 fall 11 winter ;p
gonna watch.
Normally it's 24+ but in some cases it can be less, but has it been confirmed yet? the 22-episode part?
 
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Candor said:
Downgrade355 said:
Candor said:
Downgrade355 said:
Jarmel said:
Psycho-Pass is confirmed for two-cours.


That means 11 episodes in fall and the other 11 in autumn?
fall means autumn doesn't it? that means 24+ episodes, 12+ in fall and 12+ in winter.


Right, got things mixed up there, my bad lol.

The show's 22 episodes though, so it's 11 fall 11 winter ;p
gonna watch.
Normally it's 24+ but in some cases it can be less, but has it been confirmed yet? the 22-episode part?


Well I haven't seen any confirmation of 2 cour myself, but if it is, it'll be 22 since this it Noitamina. They only do 11 episode blocks.

 
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RyanSaotome said:
Candor said:
Downgrade355 said:
Candor said:
Downgrade355 said:
Jarmel said:
Psycho-Pass is confirmed for two-cours.


That means 11 episodes in fall and the other 11 in autumn?
fall means autumn doesn't it? that means 24+ episodes, 12+ in fall and 12+ in winter.


Right, got things mixed up there, my bad lol.

The show's 22 episodes though, so it's 11 fall 11 winter ;p
gonna watch.
Normally it's 24+ but in some cases it can be less, but has it been confirmed yet? the 22-episode part?


Well I haven't seen any confirmation of 2 cour myself, but if it is, it'll be 22 since this it Noitamina. They only do 11 episode blocks.
I see. Thanks.
 
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Looking good, loking good.

The comments were hilarious: reverse-harem, yaoi? How the hell do you get that from the synopsis?
 
09-14-12, 9:13 AM

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Well I haven't seen any confirmation of 2 cour myself, but if it is, it'll be 22 since this it Noitamina. They only do 11 episode blocks.

http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-11816.html
That's the source, or rather the two articles it quotes below

フジテレビで10月11日から毎週木曜深夜0時45分の放送で、2クールが予定されている。
http://mantan-web.jp/2012/09/14/20120913dog00m200066000c.html

フジテレビ系で10月11日スタートの深夜アニメ「Psycho-Pass サイコパス」
(木曜深夜0・45、全22話予定)の総監督を務める。
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The comments were hilarious: reverse-harem, yaoi? How the hell do you get that from the synopsis?


because a lot of people nowadays don't know how to watch "sci-fi"
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That art was not what I was expecting.
 
09-14-12, 7:10 PM

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I don't think I've been so excited over an anime before.
 
09-14-12, 7:55 PM

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The art looks awful. Hopefully the anime itself will look better.
 
09-15-12, 3:31 AM

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Can't wait to watch it.
 
09-15-12, 10:28 AM

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Hopefully moe queen Kana Hanazawa will know what Urobutcher is capable of, and not get traumatized like Madoka's cast did.
 
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Urobuchi Gen and character design by Amano Akira, Will Watch.
 
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Downgrade355 said:

Like i said, not everyone participates in Surveys, and you can't really compare 3 thousand female readers from a poll which god knows if it is by any means valid, to a million something of other demographics and non-otaku people who read shounen, which is why i said you can't rely on polls, i might sound like a hypocrite for saying that, but yes, you can't rely on polls, and that includes the poll i mentioned earlier.


So there are actually Japanese polls that say more than 50% of people who buy some Shounen Jump series are female... but those polls are wrong because not everyone fills them out? And what proof do you have? Just what you ~believe~ basically.

Anyway here's the poll people earlier were talking about:
http://i.minus.com/ibdv5qgInz3Qyc.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iYVwIauUpngOa.png

Not that it matters though since polls aren't reliable and you know the REAL truth

Uh anyway back to Psycho Pass. I'm getting more and more excited about it. I've never watched an Urobuchi show so I guess I'll be surprised.
 
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Most anticipated anime of upcoming season along with Chuunibyou and Zetsuen no Tempest for me :D.I have a feeling this will be really good.
 
09-17-12, 12:37 PM

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Man, I can't wait for this show to start, so looking forward to it.
 
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I'm not a picky person when it comes to art style, but why the hell did Production I.G hire a girl with a girly art style to do the character designs in which all the men look like super models and such? When (presumably) they're trying to make a seinen sci fi anime that's supposed take itself seriously like Ghost in the Shell.
With all due respect to KHR, which isn't a bad anime, Those designs seem to be completely misplaced in this one.
 
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I'm not a picky person when it comes to art style, but why the hell did Production I.G hire a girl with a girly art style to do the character designs in which all the men look like super models and such? When (presumably) they're trying to make a seinen sci fi anime that's supposed take itself seriously like Ghost in the Shell.
With all due respect to KHR, which isn't a bad anime, Those designs seem to be completely misplaced in this one.


Fujoshis are one of the top markets these days. A normal action show with macho looking designs wouldn't sell... but bishounens everywhere will sell.

 
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HATUL300 said:
I'm not a picky person when it comes to art style, but why the hell did Production I.G hire a girl with a girly art style to do the character designs in which all the men look like super models and such? When (presumably) they're trying to make a seinen sci fi anime that's supposed take itself seriously like Ghost in the Shell.
With all due respect to KHR, which isn't a bad anime, Those designs seem to be completely misplaced in this one.


Fujoshis are one of the top markets these days. A normal action show with macho looking designs wouldn't sell... but bishounens everywhere will sell.


Yeah, I guess you have a point there. I have nothing against Fujoshis, but if they are the majority of consumers, anime will eventually become feminized beyond description. Just like many other things in today's world, unfortunately. :(
 
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Yeah, I guess you have a point there. I have nothing against Fujoshis, but if they are the majority of consumers, anime will eventually become feminized beyond description.

Eh? Anime is still a heavily male-dominated industry so I think you're jumping the gun. Fujoshi are a market force because when they find a show they like, they tend to stick together and really reward studios/production committees that "get it right". But the number of shows explicitly aimed at women (whether girls, teenagers, or adults) is far lower than the number aimed at men of the same ages.

Just like many other things in today's world, unfortunately. :(

I don't think I even want to know what this is about.
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It'll be hard to take this series seriously if the things they find in peoples minds are relatively tame, but they blow it out of proportion and make it seem worse than it actually is.

I want to see some really weird and fucked up people in this show (they're able to read their deepest thoughts and motives after all). I hope it's not just some random cookie cutter futuristic serial killer story.
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Eh? Anime is still a heavily male-dominated industry so I think you're jumping the gun. Fujoshi are a market force because when they find a show they like, they tend to stick together and really reward studios/production committees that "get it right". But the number of shows explicitly aimed at women (whether girls, teenagers, or adults) is far lower than the number aimed at men of the same ages.


You might be right, I don't have any statistics. But, I think we both know that many anime that are intended for men and boys (on paper) these days pander (annoyingly at times) to the female demographic, and this anime is just another example of that.

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I don't think I even want to know what this is about.


Fine, then I guess I'll just leave it to your imagination..
 
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You might be right, I don't have any statistics. But, I think we both know that many anime that are intended for men and boys (on paper) these days pander (annoyingly at times) to the female demographic, and this anime is just another example of that.

To an extent. But it's rare that it's overt enough to turn off the original male fanbase. One has to be a bit overly sensitive to drop a series they otherwise like just because a lot of women also enjoy it. And considering all the pandering that is done to male otaku, I'm certainly not going to begrudge the ladies a few bishounen. I totally support equal opportunity pandering. All I care is that the anime is fun to watch or interesting.
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HATUL300 said:
You might be right, I don't have any statistics. But, I think we both know that many anime that are intended for men and boys (on paper) these days pander (annoyingly at times) to the female demographic, and this anime is just another example of that.

To an extent. But it's rare that it's overt enough to turn off the original male fanbase. One has to be a bit overly sensitive to drop a series they otherwise like just because a lot of women also enjoy it. And considering all the pandering that is done to male otaku, I'm certainly not going to begrudge the ladies a few bishounen. I totally support equal opportunity pandering. All I care is that the anime is fun to watch or interesting.


I never drop an anime for a reason like that (hell I hardly ever drop an anime, even if I hate it lol). But it's still really annoying sometimes.
I mean why the hell would an anime intended for young boys see fit to have it's male MC kiss another major male character right on the third ep of the show? (Naruto)
I don't like all this pandering, I'd prefer that an anime either strictly for males or strictly for females or strictly gender neutral.
But that's just me I guess..
 
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[I don't like all this pandering, I'd prefer that an anime either strictly for males or strictly for females or strictly gender neutral.
But that's just me I guess..

Gender neutral is rather hard to achieve under such a strict definition though. In any case, I don't accept the idea of rigid, unchanging gender roles. I'd miss out on a lot of good shows that intentionally target both (Code Geass, Inu x Boku) or target one but are very accessible to the other (Maria-sama ga Miteru, K-ON!, Natsume Yuujin-chou). Overly rigid gender demographics reinforce rigid story content.

I think it's also difficult to define what "strictly for males" or "strictly for females" means. Just in terms of fanservice or character designs? Character archetypes? Marketed merchandise?
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HATUL300 said:
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Gender neutral is rather hard to achieve under such a strict definition though. In any case, I don't accept the idea of rigid, unchanging gender roles. I'd miss out on a lot of good shows that intentionally target both (Code Geass, Inu x Boku) or target one but are very accessible to the other (Maria-sama ga Miteru, K-ON!, Natsume Yuujin-chou). Overly rigid gender demographics reinforce rigid story content.

I think it's also difficult to define what "strictly for males" or "strictly for females" means. Just in terms of fanservice or character designs? Character archetypes? Marketed merchandise?


I guess a good example of an anime strictly for males is Kaiji, it's an all male cast and they're all either ugly or mildly unattractive and although some females might like it, it doesn't pander to them on a sexual or emotional level so they like it for the right reasons, in my humble opinion (and Madhouse in general don't pander as much as others it seems).

But, I think we're over analyzing this. All I'm saying is that these girly character designs don't fit this anime (if it's really trying to be serious like GITS, where the men are mostly macho and unattractive and the women are sexy, not cute). I hope you can at least agree with me on that.
 
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All I'm saying is that these girly character designs don't fit this anime (if it's really trying to be serious like GITS, where the men are mostly macho and unattractive and the women are sexy, not cute). I hope you can at least agree with me on that.

Honestly, I don't see the male character designs as girly at all. "Appealing to women" is not the same as "girly". There are no particularly feminine traits visible, unless having enough hair to warrant use of a comb makes one a woman.
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It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)
 
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It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)

Holy...Rin Toshite Shigure in OP and EGOIST in ED.Thats really sick.Cant wait even more now.Now let's just hope plot and everything will be fine.
 
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Just adding reference to my previous post.

"先程のリツイートのとおりですが、今秋のノイタミナ「PSYCHO-PASS」という作品にてEGOISTがEDテーマを担当させていただくことになりました. 3rdシングルにもなるそうで、タイトルは「名前のない怪物」"

Taken from Chelly's twitter.
Basically translates to "In the upcoming fall anime on Noitamina Psycho-Pass, EGOIST will be performing the ED song. It will be our 3rd single called Nameless Monster (Namae No Nai Kaibutsu)"


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monkeii said:
It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)

Holy...Rin Toshite Shigure in OP and EGOIST in ED.Thats really sick.Cant wait even more now.Now let's just hope plot and everything will be fine.


Really hope that it doesn't become like Guilty Crown. Hopefully Urobuchi will deliver.
 
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Something to possibly raise everyone's expectations. Not sure if it's a reliable source but w/e, doesn't hurt to post:
http://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/10o52z/psychopass_2nd_pv/c6f5rxy
 
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monkeii said:
It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)


And this officially made this anime on top of my anticipated list. Urobuchi + Amano + Supercell Ryo and Chelly + I.G = pure win

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