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Mar 12, 11:51 PM

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I mean, if you're a male anime watcher, male characters are essentially a link between you and the anime, aren't they? They're not even characters.

If they're really more popular than female characters, isn't it because of the influx of fujoshi?
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What are you even saying?

Popular male characters include Lelouch, L, Edward Elric, Okabe Rinatro, Guts, Roy Mustang, Levi, Ken Kaneki, Spike Spiegel, and Hei among others.

Why are they popular? These are all three dimensional, fully fleshed out characters that feel human. Yes there some self insert male characters that are popular. But, for the most part, only well written characters become popular.
 
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What are you even saying?

Popular male characters include Lelouch, L, Edward Elric, Okabe Rinatro, Guts, Roy Mustang, Levi, Ken Kaneki, Spike Spiegel, and Hei among others.

Why are they popular? These are all three dimensional, fully fleshed out characters that feel human. Yes there some self insert male characters that are popular. But, for the most part, only well written characters become popular.

I'm saying all male characters are self insert or otherwise something a male viewer wants to be, therefore nothing special.
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Ecchi is this your first shitpost thread or was I unaware you made shitpost threads?
Just wondering
 
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By the same logic, popularity of female characters makes no sense, since many women watch anime too.
 
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The sheer lack of intelligence in this bait astonishes me. Why don't you try harder?
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CondemneDio said:
By the same logic, popularity of female characters makes no sense, since many women watch anime too.

No. Female characters are actually made to be interesting.
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Uhhhh female characters and male characters can both be tropes or complex characters. Bad bait
 
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Why do male characters even exist? #DeleteAllMales
 
Mar 13, 2:27 AM
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IpreferEcchi said:
CondemneDio said:
By the same logic, popularity of female characters makes no sense, since many women watch anime too.

No. Female characters are actually made to be interesting.
By that sense, I guess Joe Yabuki, one of the most developed characters and one of the best protagonist, isn't made to be interesting I guess.

It's kind of the same thing with history, aren't most popular historical figures, male?

And also, female characters are popular anyway. You see all these waifu wars everywhere.

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not all male characters are beta cuck without personality

you watch so much ecchi/harem ^^'
 
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IpreferEcchi said:
I mean, if you're a male anime watcher, male characters are essentially a link between you and the anime, aren't they? They're not even characters.

If they're really more popular than female characters, isn't it because of the influx of fujoshi?


Maybe this wouldn't be a problem is your taste wasn't trash.
 
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IpreferEcchi said:
CondemneDio said:
By the same logic, popularity of female characters makes no sense, since many women watch anime too.

No. Female characters are actually made to be interesting.
you see, female characters are so large in number and so interesting, the number of favourites gets more dispersed
 
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IpreferEcchi said:
I mean, if you're a male anime watcher, male characters are essentially a link between you and the anime, aren't they? They're not even characters.

If they're really more popular than female characters, isn't it because of the influx of fujoshi?


Maybe this wouldn't be a problem is your taste wasn't trash.

I feel this way about all male characters. As I said, they're either self insert or something you want to be. They're the intermediary between a male viewer and an anime.

So they're a waste of space in Favorites.
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Mar 13, 3:03 AM
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We do get that you're highly obsessed over ecchi/hentai.
But why make a (shitty) thread?
Isn't it pretty obvious that why some male characters are more popular than female characters? And which source are you relating from?
And by your questioning it's clear that you know the answer, but you're just so obsessed that you made a thread so that we would agree and say, "Yes Ecchi, you're right. There's defintely something wrong and fishy about this"......
Well whatever... I don't give a crap...
 
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What a nice shitpost , waste of space in Favorites ? look at your fav list again please lol
 
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By your logic, all female anime characters are just self inserts for us female viewers, right? Pfft! What a joke!

Stop watching shitty ecchi harems/isekai light novel adaptations and maybe then you will actually find well written male characters that aren't self inserts for horny otakus.

Male characters can be well written just like female characters can, in fact, in my experience they are usually better written than the females.

Also, males can like male characters because they are cool, intelligent, strong, brave, relatable etc.

Oh, PS. i'm not fujoshi, in case you where wondering.
 
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Isn't it funny that you get attitudes like this over anime, whilst in Western film, people complain about how so many films fail the Bechdel test for having too few female characters?
 
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Because people love strong characters that usually happen to be male. And most of the main characters in popular anime are also male.
 
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What if a girl likes a female character, does that counts as self-insert?
 
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So what would you say are good male characters? Not only in anime but in novels , movies , etc...

'cause I take your point but you seem to be complaining about the very nature of fictional characters.


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IpreferEcchi said:
CondemneDio said:
By the same logic, popularity of female characters makes no sense, since many women watch anime too.

No. Female characters are actually made to be interesting.

The chances are about eqaul I'd say.
Emilia (Re:Zero) is a boring female character, whilst Okabe Rintarou is an extremely interesting character.
 
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*Male characters are a waste of discs in faves*
What next, I wonder?
Well written shows which do not feature panty shots and boob grabs are a waste of space in faves?
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I want to answer seriously, but at the same time, I feel it would be wasted on a shit thread. Oh the dilemma.
 
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Can't really take you seriously looking at ur list...
 
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I don't even understand what you're trying to say. This is a terrible shit post
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Comic_Sans said:
I don't even understand what you're trying to say. This is a terrible shit post

That having a male character in your favorites as a male is the same as having yourself in your favorites or compensating for something.

Like a cowardly man having a tough guy in their favorites, etc.
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girls also watch anime if you did not know
 
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girls also watch anime if you did not know

That's exactly the point I made if you read my opening post. I said it must be because of female viewers.
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IpreferEcchi said:
Comic_Sans said:
I don't even understand what you're trying to say. This is a terrible shit post

That having a male character in your favorites as a male is the same as having yourself in your favorites or compensating for something.

Like a cowardly man having a tough guy in their favorites, etc.


It seems like you argue from the premise that all male characters are for self inserting. And this is where you fail completely, because your very premise is baseless. And with a baseless premise your whole argument becomes fallacious.
 
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Is it though? From my observation, seems like the majority of forum avatars in MAL are of female characters, and there are so many best girls/waifus conversation that I believe both genders are equally as popular. But if you want some other answer other than this one and the fact many popular males are well-written, it's because there's a correlation with the popularity of the show they're in. The shows with the most exposure will attract more people, so you could say more there would be more fans of characters arising from it. Also helpful to say that a lot of popular shows have males as the main characters.

I mean Shonen is the most popular demographics among anime fans. That by itself should at least answer your question. The reasonings on why that demographic is so popular would require more research from me but the Big 3 probably played a part in that.
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Not all male characters are self-inserts...

Many of them are pretty great and much better than their female counterparts.

Leave the shitposting to me brah...
 
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I find the male characters in my favorites pretty interesting. And not necessarily because I want to be those characters, since some if not all have had pretty shitty lives.
 
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oh boi, this is the worst shit thread I've ever come across..

I don't wanna eat the bait but..



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No, I need a bland MC to insert myself into and I refuse to watch your show unless you can provide that feature for me.

Many female characters are also awful though. When it comes to characters anime is very one-dimensional.
 
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I find the male characters in my favorites pretty interesting. And not necessarily because I want to be those characters, since some if not all have had pretty shitty lives.

The only male characters I like are ones that I see myself in, so maybe that's why I feel this way.
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Yeah because all anime are 100% fanservice, ecchi & harem obviously.

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I'm quite surprised that there are so few female characters at the Top. With all the Waifu wars you'd think some are ranked a little higher. Bros before hoes I guess?

Men are just better at capturing my heart. No Homo.
 
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No, I need a bland MC to insert myself into and I refuse to watch your show unless you can provide that feature for me.

Many female characters are also awful though. When it comes to characters anime is very one-dimensional.


I think it generally depends on the genre. A lot of guys are just copy and paste idiots anyways, not that I mind, I love idiots. Also the fact that the most popular shows always involve a hero or harem type of theme, and that is just naturally run by a sausage wielding idiot.

I'd love a female hero as a main protag, ufotable tends to go into that direction. Saber from Fate or Shiki from Kara no Kyoukai for example. When they're there they're good. To bad it's a rarity.
 
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OP, you just don't like male characters since they aren't female characters who are fanservicey or just that there aren't enough dudes who look fanservicey. You can't like a female character for anything other than their breasts and a lot of anime girls are popular only because of their looks.
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Sorry dont have any fav male characters.
 
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You are why people think anime is weird.
 
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I'm amazed how political incorrect this thread is.What about gay or bi male users?
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
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I'm amazed how political incorrect this thread is.What about gay or bi male users?

What does orientation have to do with this? I'm bisexual, as I put in my signature, but I only like anime guys that I see myself in.

However, I'm hetero romantic. I'd only date women, but I can be sexually attracted to men and women.

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OP, you just don't like male characters since they aren't female characters who are fanservicey or just that there aren't enough dudes who look fanservicey. You can't like a female character for anything other than their breasts and a lot of anime girls are popular only because of their looks.

No. I want the complete package. They have to both have the looks and the personality I want. I won't compromise on only one aspect.
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I'll take this thread seriously once you watch an anime with a well-written/interesting male character.

I will even recommend some:
 
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I mean, if you're a male anime watcher, male characters are essentially a link between you and the anime, aren't they? They're not even characters.
Not necessarily. More often than not I'm watching an anime in a 3rd person perspective. I can kinda see why people might think of the male main characters as an extension of themselves, but it's just not something that I do.

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I'm amazed how political incorrect this thread is.What about gay or bi male users?
They can fantacise about real dudes.

In all seriousness, people have been throwing the term "politically incorrect" around way too much. On one hand, there's people bringing in the term when there's no real need to bring up political issues, like chairman vs chairperson, fireman vs firefighter or mankind vs "peoplekind". On the other, there's been a failure in distinguishing politically incorrect from just being plain rude.
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I'll take this thread seriously once you watch an anime with a well-written/interesting male character.

I will even recommend some:

I have no interest in any of those, especially Death Note. Light was an idiot who did idiotic things and got what he deserved in the end for selling his soul like an idiot.

Light is shit.
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IpreferEcchi said:
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I'm amazed how political incorrect this thread is.What about gay or bi male users?

What does orientation have to do with this? I'm bisexual, as I put in my signature, but I only like anime guys that I see myself in.

However, I'm hetero romantic. I'd only date women, but I can be sexually attracted to men and women.


There might be people putting males in favs just for the looks.


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IpreferEcchi said:
FMmatron said:
I'm amazed how political incorrect this thread is.What about gay or bi male users?

What does orientation have to do with this? I'm bisexual, as I put in my signature, but I only like anime guys that I see myself in.

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OP, you just don't like male characters since they aren't female characters who are fanservicey or just that there aren't enough dudes who look fanservicey. You can't like a female character for anything other than their breasts and a lot of anime girls are popular only because of their looks.

No. I want the complete package. They have to both have the looks and the personality I want. I won't compromise on only one aspect.

Then here are some shows that have them:
- Cowboy Bebop
- HunterxHunter
- March comes in like a lion
- Shouwa genroku rakugo shinju
- Guren Lagan
- Gintama
- JoJo
- Fullmetal Alchemist
- Monster
- Welcome to the NHK
- Ghibli movies
- Deathnote

And that is just a small portion.
If you want interesting male characters then don't watch Harems, ecchi and all girl shows.
Seriously, if you watch more of the other genres then you might find them.
 
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IpreferEcchi said:

No. Female characters are actually made to be interesting.


Judging by your username, I can only imagine why you would think that. =~=

Aint even gonna take this thread seriously, you're obviously biased towards female characters, and lack the ability as to see why some of the most popular characters in Anime are male.
 
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