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Oct 6, 2018 8:29 PM

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InB4 Ben Shapiro DESTROYS me saying it's in it name... Mahou SHOUJO

Considering it is not a hard ideia do have, why we still don't have shows about young lads (Preferably shotas) in frilly clothing with M A G I C ?
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Oct 6, 2018 8:34 PM

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Because there's already Kamen Rider for that.

Even though it's live action and they don't wear frilly clothing.








 
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Because sponsors market machines & robots to boys and dolls & cutesy stuff to girls.
 
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Because for me it looks weird, also we are accustomed to see it with girls and at the same time the magic is associated with girls and costumes or say :v
 
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https://myanimelist.net/anime/27727/Binan_Koukou_Chikyuu_Boueibu_LOVE
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36902/Mahou_Shoujo_Ore?q=mahou%20sh (this one counts, right?)

It is a thing.

Not a very popular thing, but a thing regardless.




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KuuhakuDesu said:
https://myanimelist.net/anime/27727/Binan_Koukou_Chikyuu_Boueibu_LOVE

It is a thing.

Not a very popular thing, but a thing regardless.
i mean it got 3 seasons somehow so it had to of been somewhat popular

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Because Mahou Shoujo but with boys is a cringefest.
 
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JizzyHitler said:
KuuhakuDesu said:
https://myanimelist.net/anime/27727/Binan_Koukou_Chikyuu_Boueibu_LOVE

It is a thing.

Not a very popular thing, but a thing regardless.
i mean it got 3 seasons somehow so it had to of been somewhat popular

Somewhat, but not much.
Around the same popularity as your regular mahou shoujo anime "with girls".

By the way, number of seasons is not a direct equivalent to popularity (see Teekyyu or Monster Strike for reference).
Of course, the perception of popularity may change depending on context and perspective.
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Cuz then I'd have to cleanse my eyes with acid.
 
Oct 6, 2018 9:13 PM

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Sailor Moon had male sailors in the final season who, regrettably, turn into cross dressers when they transform.

Cardcaptor Sakura has a straight magic system rather than a defined mahou shoujo concept (that operates— they’re well aware of the “fictional” tropes). Sakura’s powers are descended from a man, Clow Reed, and her rival in the series is a boy who practices a different but related type of magic to her own.

Shugo Chara! has males as part of the core cast, and they have abilities just like the girls.

Although he isn’t a “chosen one” due to the rules of the setting, the girls’ mentor and the one who gave them magic in Magic Knight Rayearth is a male. He really shows just how strong he is in the second season, too.

It’s a thing even in the core of the genre. Having the gender ratio skewed more toward males is generally reserved for parody, though.
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Oct 6, 2018 9:34 PM

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Why in the holy fucking hell would it be? Magical girls are a staple of anime, magical boys-I think not.
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Hey lets not give fujoshis another thing to obsess over
 
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Isn't Saint Seiya kinda the closest we have to this?
 
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I mean a fair number of magical girl shows have boys who can also use magic, and there's a couple shows with all male cast like the ones already listed.

But if you're asking why Mahou Shounen isn't an established genre then the answer is there isn't enough shows that would fit into it and it tends to be used for parody if anything. (Or genderbent cases where the characters are male but turn into magical girls is another common variation).
 
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just watch mahou shoujo site and mahou shojou ore...

there are boys in it...
on maho sojo site... the main boss is a boy...
in maho sojo ore... huhhhhhhhhhhh
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Well that sort of exists:



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Male "Mahou Shojo" would just be Sentai shows like Super Sentai/Power Rangers Or Kamen Rider

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We need more Ginga Bishounen.

On a more serious note, I feel like something like sentai would be the male equivalent of mahou shoujo.
 
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it needs to be a hentai for that sort of setting to exist :/
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thewiru said:
InB4 Ben Shapiro DESTROYS me saying it's in it name... Mahou SHOUJO

Considering it is not a hard ideia do have, why we still don't have shows about young lads (Preferably shotas) in frilly clothing with M A G I C ?
2. Probably because gender roles make it so that people don't usually think of boys needing to look cute. 'Tis unfortunate, really.

1. Who's Ben Shapiro?

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Hey lets not give fujoshis another thing to obsess over
what's wrong with fujoshis
 
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GlennMagusHarvey said:
thewiru said:
InB4 Ben Shapiro DESTROYS me saying it's in it name... Mahou SHOUJO

Considering it is not a hard ideia do have, why we still don't have shows about young lads (Preferably shotas) in frilly clothing with M A G I C ?
2. Probably because gender roles make it so that people don't usually think of boys needing to look cute. 'Tis unfortunate, really.

1. Who's Ben Shapiro?

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Hey lets not give fujoshis another thing to obsess over
what's wrong with fujoshis

just memeing around, most of em are fine tbh
 
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Because that would be gay. Dudes like to be superheros, wizards, and mages, not frilly frock wearing "mahou shounen". Hence all the battle shounen, superhero, fantasy, and mecha anime.
 
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Kyoumo said:
Because there's already Kamen Rider for that.

Even though it's live action and they don't wear frilly clothing.
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Male "Mahou Shojo" would just be Sentai shows like Super Sentai/Power Rangers Or Kamen Rider
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thewiru said:
InB4 Ben Shapiro DESTROYS me saying it's in it name... Mahou SHOUJO

Considering it is not a hard ideia do have, why we still don't have shows about young lads (Preferably shotas) in frilly clothing with M A G I C ?


if you want young boys in frilly clothes, just watch 'Shounen Maid'. If you want young boys that do magic, watch Black Clover. If you want both, idk I guess alternate watching episodes between those two shows.

or just like follow several people's suggestions above and watch the Cute High Earth Defense Club (https://myanimelist.net/anime/27727/Binan_Koukou_Chikyuu_Boueibu_LOVE )
^^it has (3) seasons and a movie.


 
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two major male characters form magical girl nanoha. which is not a comedy




and more comedic

mahou shoujo ore


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Because that would be gay.

Says who? People insecure about their "masculinity"?

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Dudes like to be superheros, wizards, and mages, not frilly frock wearing "mahou shounen". Hence all the battle shounen, superhero, fantasy, and mecha anime.

And what about what girls like?
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Because that would be gay. Dudes like to be superheros, wizards, and mages, not frilly frock wearing "mahou shounen". Hence all the battle shounen, superhero, fantasy, and mecha anime.


superheros, wizards, and mages

I mean, in theory mahou shounen would be that.
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Who will that appeal to exactly? Girls who like feminine guys, maybe? I'd think that's a pretty small number of people. Most "male Mahou Shoujo" are only really utilised as a comedy element.

If it's males fighting, there is definitely a larger audience who find more appeal in having them being full on masculine than wearing frilly skirts.
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cause that would just be kamen rider :ded:
also literally who would mahou shounens be marketted for
fcking guys would rather watch 2 lesbian magical girls who grow up as childhood friends and adopt a kid who grows up to be an MMA fighter
instead of a mahou shouen
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inb4 Mahou Shounen suddenly becomes a trend in anime
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Golden_Scarlett said:

also literally who would mahou shounens be marketted for


There's definitely a target audience for it (me).




 
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Mirai said:
Golden_Scarlett said:

also literally who would mahou shounens be marketted for


There's definitely a target audience for it (me).

you are also the target audience for oji sans :>
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Golden_Scarlett said:
Mirai said:


There's definitely a target audience for it (me).

you are also the target audience for oji sans :>


Oh my god imagine mahou OJISANS japan do it now




 
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By that, you mean a cast of ordinary guys who gain the ability to transform and get superpowers? Because I'm sure such a thing already exists in anime, lol.
 
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I mean fairy tail is practically exactly that.

they wear costumes, [some take em off] theres fanservice,

they r all teens high school age and/or lolis/gg
also BEEEGGG TITS

and have magic,

there you go
 
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You mean Mahou Shoujo Ore
It's about girls signing a contract to be a so-called "magical girl", only their transformation turns them into buff guys and instead of magic they mostly use physical violence to make their way through crowds of enemies and save whoever makes their "love power" go up.
 
Oct 7, 2018 7:24 AM
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Kore wa Zombie desu ka already does this if you haven't seen it yet.
 
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"Why isn't "Mahou Shoujo, but with boys" a thing?"
They are called battle shounens and sports animes...so it's a thing.

Yes, I am joking but there are titles like Mahou Sensei Negima and Full Metal Alchemist.
Mahou shounens, aren't they?
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Go watch star driver

The reason why there’s not much magical boys because the idea is cringy as fuck
 
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It exists, but in a lesser amount. I've seen the first season of "Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!," and I really enjoyed it.

I would love to see more magical boy Anime being made.
 
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Umm... It IS mahou shoujo.. if it's a boy, then it should be mahou shounen, or maybe mahou shota.. lol XD
Joke aside, there's binan chou (or something) for that, it's kind of a thing. There's also mahou should ore, it IS the perfect example of manly mahou shoujo... XD
There's not much of it yet since it's not that popular of a genre..


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but it already exists you just have not found them yet
 
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Go watch star driver


I have no plans on watching Star Driver, but that Takuto guy is yummy!
 
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But there already is mahou shounen series out there. It's not as big as mahou shoujo yet though. But i have a feeling that there will be more mahou shounen shows in the future.
 
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I would give my next week's paycheck to see an anime with magical bois.

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Ronin Warriors is pretty much "magical boys". It's the only one I know of that I would consider the equivalent of "magical girl" but on the male side.
 
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thewiru said:
InB4 Ben Shapiro DESTROYS me saying it's in it name... Mahou SHOUJO

Considering it is not a hard ideia do have, why we still don't have shows about young lads (Preferably shotas) in frilly clothing with M A G I C ?


With

https://myanimelist.net/anime/27727/Binan_Koukou_Chikyuu_Boueibu_LOVE

and

https://myanimelist.net/anime/36902/Mahou_Shoujo_Ore

We just need a third show, and it counts as a "genre".
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CRINGE-god help us all if that kind of shit should ever become mainstream.
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There are also a number of other gender bender / transforming ones, such as the "Twintails" anime and "Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?"
 
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