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Oct 25, 2011 5:26 AM

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I'm a girl and I like/love

Gintama <3
Code Geass
D. Gray man
Soul Eater
Detroit Metal City (I know, I know. Don't kill me)
Trigun
Deathnote
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Durarara!!
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Darker than Black
Maria Holic
TTGL
and so on and so forth...

I used to love shoujo back when I was 12-ish (new to anime) but then I got tired of the plain looking girl getting swooped off her feet by the most handsome guy in the school in almost every show. Wacky humor and sword/guns/any kind of fights please.
 
Oct 25, 2011 6:36 AM
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I actually prefer, as this thread classifies them, 'guy' animes more than 'girl' animes, but I don't think that it's that big of a deal. Most anime are in between. Me and my brother can like the same anime.

Some 'guy' anime I like would be Code Geass, Death Note, Durarara and such, some 'girl' anime would be Ouran Host Club, Maid Sama and Special A. Anything I give a 7 or above I like despite them being 'guy' or 'girl' anime. :D
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Oct 25, 2011 6:37 AM
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As a girl I like:
Bleach
Fairy Tail
Naruto/Shippuden
Black Cat
Code Geass
Darker than Black
Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood
Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
School Days
Shuffle!
Tiger and Bunny
Now and Then, Here and There
and Wolf's Rain
 
Oct 25, 2011 7:01 AM

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I´m a girl and I´ve watched:

Ikkitousen 1-4
Rosario to Vampire 1+2
Gundam Wing
Basilisk
Girls with Guns - Triology (Noir, Madlax, El Cazador)
Naruto, One Piece, Yu-gi-oh!, ...
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (does it count?)
Louie the Rune Soldier
Gurren Lagann
and other drama-harem-ecchi-moe-anime

sorry if some anime aren´t really "guy"-anime...
 
Oct 25, 2011 11:45 AM

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I'm a guy and i liked ;

Toradora
Kaichou wa maid-sama

Seitokai Yakuindomo (lol)


if anything seitokai yakuindomo is a guy show because of all the sex jokes lol
 
Oct 25, 2011 12:46 PM

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I'm a guy and I really loved Stuff like Hanasaku Iroha, Gosick, Usagi Drop.
 
Oct 25, 2011 2:30 PM

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Does hentai count? I'm not sure if it's supposed to be aimed mainly for guys, but don't know a single girl who like it

Ao no Exorcist
Appleseed
Baccano
Bus Gamer
Canaan
Cowboy Bebop
Cromartie Highschool
Darker that Black
Death Note
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
Durarara
Ergo Proxy
Galerians: Rion
Ghost in the Shell
GTO
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Nabari no Ou
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Ranma 1/2
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen
Samurai Champloo
Saraiya Goyou
Soul Eater
Speed Grapher
Sword of the Stranger
Texhnolyze
Trigun
Viper's Creed

And I dislike most of the girls animes I've seen.
 
Oct 25, 2011 3:11 PM
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steins gate
samurai champloo
tiger and bunny
nichijou
gintama
flcl
mirai nikki
rurouni kenshin (1st ova)
 
Oct 28, 2011 10:14 AM

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Princess Tutu - Sure its a melodramatic fairy tale about a ballet dancing duck girl, but its epic and has some of the best character development of any anime


Amen! Princess Tutu FTW!
 
Oct 28, 2011 10:29 AM

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Princess Tutu
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Aria Series
Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino
Madoka
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Oct 28, 2011 2:24 PM

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I'm a guy, but i've seen so many "girly" type of anime it's too many to list. about 70% of my list has something to do with romance in some form, so i'll just post my list itself lol

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/smokeywon

some that really left an impression on me were:

D.N.Angel
Usagi Drop
Aishiteruze Baby

If you could get good information so easily, ninjas wouldn't have a job, dood...
 
Oct 28, 2011 8:20 PM

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I'm a guy and I liked

Special A
Cardcaptor sakura
Kaleido Star
Aria
 
Oct 28, 2011 11:24 PM
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I'm a guy. Guilty of liking:
Vampire Knight
OHSHC
 
Oct 28, 2011 11:31 PM
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for me kaichou wa maid sama I enjoyed that..

and maybe ouran highschool host club... dropped @ ep 10

and skip beat- bored at the beginning enjoyed it on the last parts...
 
Oct 28, 2011 11:51 PM

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I'm a girl...And Shonen/Seinen stuff I watched:
Most of the Shonen Jump animes
Shiki
Negima
Wondering Son
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Rental Magica

Yep.

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That you'll keep me in your heart.
 
Oct 29, 2011 12:28 AM

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Guy: and I appreciated
Fruit basket
Clannad (season 2 in particular)
Usagi Drop (even though I,m not sure it counts)
Lovely complex
 
Oct 29, 2011 12:36 AM

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I'm a boy, and I absolutely LOVED:

Toradora! (Number one anime in the world for me right now)
Angel Beats! (Super close second, in fact, they're almost tied)
Clannad + Clannad: AS (Very unique anime that I liked quite a lot as well)

Actually, romance anime is what I came here for. If I ever want action, I will watch something like Pirates of the Caribbean.

I love with a passion on how the Japanese portray romances. Highly dislike any western romance-type movies/cartoons.
 
Oct 29, 2011 12:58 AM

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Interesting thread. I'm a guy and basically every anime I like to watch could be considered cute or 'girly'.. and I'm pretty okay with that. Looking at my profile, you'd see what I mean, but if I had to name a few that stand out:

Clannad/Clannad ~After Story~
Toradora!
Air
Hanamaru Youchien
Ouran High School Host Club

I don't really classify my anime boy/girl. I classify them good/bad. ;)
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Oct 29, 2011 1:48 AM
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sailor moon
nana
honey and clover
paradise kiss

i really enjoyed nana which lead me to honey and clover and paradise kiss.
 
Oct 29, 2011 3:10 AM
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ima guy and i love romance comedy. that means i've seen a crap load of shoujo anime. some of them are:

clannad
kaichou wa maid sama
special a
tordora
lovely complex
honey and clover
kimi no todoke
sailor moon
itazura na kiss
hiyokoi
karin
clannad (both seasons)
kanon


those are some that are in my head. i know theres more i've seen but im too lazy to list them down. and thats just my anime. 90 percent of the manga i read is romance comedy (shoujo)
 
Nov 4, 2011 9:18 PM

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I'm a dude. These are some of my favs:

Clannad Series
Kanon
Air
Angel Beats
Gosick
Madoka Magica
Anohana
Chobits
Full Metal Panic!
Nodame Cantabile
La Cordo Primo Passo
Toradora
Shakugan no Shana
5 Centimeter per Second
and finally....Full Moon wo Sagashite....
 
Nov 5, 2011 12:37 AM

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I'm a dude. These are some of my favs:

Clannad Series
Angel Beats
Gosick
Madoka Magica
Anohana
Chobits
Full Metal Panic!
Shakugan no Shana
5 Centimeter per Second

I thought all of those were shounen/seinen...
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Nov 5, 2011 1:15 AM

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Tiago97 said:
Goatee said:
I'm a dude. These are some of my favs:

Angel Beats
Gosick
Madoka Magica
Anohana
Chobits
Full Metal Panic!
Shakugan no Shana
5 Centimeter per Second


I thought all of those were shounen/seinen...

Every last one of them, it would seem. O_O
 
Nov 5, 2011 1:46 AM

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ciddypoo said:
Tiago97 said:
Goatee said:
I'm a dude. These are some of my favs:

Angel Beats
Gosick
Madoka Magica
Anohana
Chobits
Full Metal Panic!
Shakugan no Shana
5 Centimeter per Second


I thought all of those were shounen/seinen...

Every last one of them, it would seem. O_O


Clannad is actually Seinen as well.
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Nov 5, 2011 1:52 AM

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Clannad is actually Seinen as well.

Fixed.
 
Nov 5, 2011 2:09 AM

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Tiago97 said:
insan3soldiern said:
Clannad is actually Seinen as well.

Fixed.


....What did you fix?

Edit: Never mind, you fixed your post.
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Nov 5, 2011 2:12 AM
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I'm a guy and I've watched:
Fruits basket
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Special A
Ouran High School Host Club
Itazura na Kiss
AnoHana
Vampire Knight
Kanon
Air

Honestly I prefer the "Girly" animes..
 
Nov 5, 2011 7:23 AM

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insan3soldiern said:
ciddypoo said:
Tiago97 said:
Goatee said:
I'm a dude. These are some of my favs:

Angel Beats
Gosick
Madoka Magica
Anohana
Chobits
Full Metal Panic!
Shakugan no Shana
5 Centimeter per Second


I thought all of those were shounen/seinen...

Every last one of them, it would seem. O_O


Clannad is actually Seinen as well.


Im not really going of genre per say, more the mushy content that usually is like by girls. And dude, you like got rid of half my list and said its all shounen/seinen...? I get a couple coud be questionable, but their not like the manliest anime in the world lol
 
Nov 5, 2011 7:37 AM

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Im not really going of genre per say, more the mushy content that usually is like by girls. And dude, you like got rid of half my list and said its all shounen/seinen...? I get a couple coud be questionable, but their not like the manliest anime in the world lol

Because the other ones ARE directed towards girls. I just quoted the ones that aren't...
 
Nov 5, 2011 7:40 AM

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Tiago97 said:
Goatee said:
Im not really going of genre per say, more the mushy content that usually is like by girls. And dude, you like got rid of half my list and said its all shounen/seinen...? I get a couple coud be questionable, but their not like the manliest anime in the world lol

Because the other ones ARE directed towards girls. I just quoted the ones that aren't...


Honestly, the ones you quoted are ones my girlfriend favored which is why I put them, sorry to offend you lol
 
Nov 5, 2011 7:45 AM

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Goatee said:
Tiago97 said:
Goatee said:
Im not really going of genre per say, more the mushy content that usually is like by girls. And dude, you like got rid of half my list and said its all shounen/seinen...? I get a couple coud be questionable, but their not like the manliest anime in the world lol

Because the other ones ARE directed towards girls. I just quoted the ones that aren't...


Honestly, the ones you quoted are ones my girlfriend favored which is why I put them, sorry to offend you lol

No worries, you didn't.
 
Nov 5, 2011 7:46 AM

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I've never really paid attention to the distinction, so I don't know what counts and what doesn't.

Anyway, here goes:

5 cm per Second
Place Promised in Our Early Days
Ano Hana
Higashi no Eden
Toradora!
Usagi Drop
Every signle Ghibli except Pom Poko, Grave of the Fireflies, and Only Yesterday
 
Nov 5, 2011 8:40 AM

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im a guy and i have watched..
special A
ouran highschool hostclub
kannon (2006)
AIR
clannad

theres more but i cant remember them ;D
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Nov 5, 2011 8:57 AM

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*Guy*

* Really Enjoyed
- Full Moon wo Sagashite
- Ouran High School Host Club
- Lovely Complex

* Enjoyed
- Peach Girl
- Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
- 07-Ghost
 
Nov 5, 2011 9:04 AM

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I'm a guy, and I remember quite enjoying Tokyo Marble Chocolate.
 
Nov 5, 2011 6:21 PM
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I'm a guy, and three of my favorite series are
-OHHS
-Revolutionary Girl Utena
-Nana


The only anime preferences related to gender/sexuality I haven't encountered are:

-Straight guys that enjoy yaoi
-Straight women that enjoy ecchi/hentai

I DO know a woman who LOVES the Bible Black H-game and series, but she isn't straight.
 
Nov 5, 2011 7:26 PM

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-Straight guys that enjoy yaoi
-Straight women that enjoy ecchi/hentai


You need to look better then. Series like Junjo Romantica have a bunch of straight guys as fans and hentai is just porn, and well straight sex can be enjoyed by anyone.

 
Nov 5, 2011 9:27 PM
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Am a girl and I like:
Cowboy Bebop
Monster
Berserk
Hajime no Ippo
FMA: Brotherhood
Gintama
S. Champloo
Initial D
Yu Yu Hakushou
Air Master
Shigurui...
Well, in general I prefer shounen and seinen... and I don't like josei and shoujo that much (still like Ouran, Fruits Basket and Hana Yori Dango)...however, I try to have an opened mind when genres are concerned...
 
Nov 5, 2011 10:25 PM
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I'm a girl and I like...

Trigun
DBZ
One Piece
Gurren Lagann
FMA
GTO
Hajime no Ippo
 
Nov 6, 2011 12:44 AM

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I am a girl and I prefer watching mostly shounen anime like

Dragon Ball Z, GT
Bleach
Yu Yu Hakusho
Flame Of Recca
Black Cat
The Law Of Ueki
Full Metal Alchemist, Brotherhood
Slam Dunk
Wolf's Rain
Rurouni Kenshin
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Fate/Stay Night and many more anime ♥ :D
 
Nov 7, 2011 10:34 PM

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Female here. I've only just started to realize that anime targeted at female audiences can actually be pretty good.
 
Nov 7, 2011 10:57 PM

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I have seen and liked a few from the OP post, and would add Texhnolyze, Sword of the Stranger, One Outs and Akagi/Kaiji.

But usually the only genres I won't do that come to mind are ecchi/moeblob service stuff, so I think there's something interesting for everyone in all sorts of genres.
 
Nov 7, 2011 11:22 PM

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I am a girl, and I think about more than 80% of the anime I watched and liked are shounen or "guy" anime. My lists can prove that. I do like a few of the "girl" anime, but they are almost rare to find for me. Most of the "girl" anime I either don't ever bother to start them or immediately give up upon watching the first several seconds of the first episode so they don't even end up in my "Dropped" list. It's a misconception to think that many girls only like girly anime.
 
Nov 7, 2011 11:34 PM

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Hm. I notice that the guys really have nothing to say LOL. The ones that do lists quite a few shows that are actually meant to be towards guys, or both. The 'mushy' moe stuff that's been going around are obviously aimed at male otakus, I mean take a look at 80% of all visual novels. Totally one sided discussion imo.

I'm a guy and I liked Kare Kano. There I said it. Aaahhhh
 
Nov 8, 2011 1:06 AM

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Going to restate this again because most folk don't go back and read the whole thread.

A few folk have figured out what this thread is really about and that is looking at perceptions of what is for "girls" and what is for "guys."

I'm seeing a lot of "universality" and people who aren't buying into gender roles. But I also see a lot of girls preferring "girly stuff" and guys viewing it with disdain. It also seems that girls are far more likely to watch "guy shows than the other way around.

I am not extending any kind of judgement on this. It is just very interesting to observe. I will again chant what seems to have become my MAL mantra, "You like what you like, and that's o.k."

As the OP of this thread I was trying to see how many people would shake off the shackles, so yo speak. Thanks to everyone who participated and continue to have fun with the thread until it dies a natural death.
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Nov 8, 2011 1:09 AM

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dont you reckon madoka is aimed more at males because of the violence and dark themes

i dont really think this its just i was in a similar discussion like this and this came up
 
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dont you reckon madoka is aimed more at males because of the violence and dark themes

i dont really think this its just i was in a similar discussion like this and this came up
Most likely. Can't say for sure because I am one of the few mutants who didn't care for it and dropped it.
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There's nothing wrong about a man of my age... enjoying the likes of Tokyo Mew Mew. LOLOLOLOLOL
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Nov 8, 2011 1:31 AM

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I know where to draw the line. But once we talk about that seriously, this thread will likely blow up. In fact I think it's been mentioned several times, and I applaud all those who skillfully avoided it. We don't separate shoujo and shounen in television. Why do it with anime? Pretty sure it's a marketing thing; the whole world's a conspiracy.
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Yeah, it doesn't matter what target demographic an anime is. At the end of the day quality is quality.
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