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General anime thoughts/discussion thread.

Props to your Mum for enjoying her anime to be fair! πŸ‘
I first got my mother hooked on Avatar: The Last Air Bender series years ago, but she has also seen and loves a slew of actual Japanese anime, too - She's of course seen all the Ghibli movies at my six Ghibli Movie Marathons I've hosted in my theater, and I've been showing her a never-ending string of series over the past 3-4 years... A few I've shown her that she is really into are Gosick, A Lull in the Sea, Twelve Kingdoms, Brynhilda, Guin Saga, Moribito, Eden of the East, Snow White with the Red Hair, Yona of the Dawn, Kurau Phantom Memory, Escaflowne, Noir, Last Exile, Emma, Children of the Whales, Violet Evergarden, and Ancient Magus Bride. :cool:

She recently got a new Roku TV in her bedroom and watches anime on my Netflix and Crunchyroll accounts on her own. She's also heavily into K-Dramas on Netflix now as well, lol...
 
I first got my mother hooked on Avatar: The Last Air Bender series years ago, but she has also seen and loves a slew of actual Japanese anime, too - She's of course seen all the Ghibli movies at my six Ghibli Movie Marathons I've hosted in my theater, and I've been showing her a never-ending string of series over the past 3-4 years... A few I've shown her that she is really into are Gosick, A Lull in the Sea, Twelve Kingdoms, Brynhilda, Guin Saga, Moribito, Eden of the East, Snow White with the Red Hair, Yona of the Dawn, Kurau Phantom Memory, Escaflowne, Noir, Last Exile, Emma, Children of the Whales, Violet Evergarden, and Ancient Magus Bride. :cool:

She recently got a new Roku TV in her bedroom and watches anime on my Netflix and Crunchyroll accounts on her own. She's also heavily into K-Dramas on Netflix now as well, lol...
Fair play! πŸ‘

I'll stick to me Pokemon! πŸ˜… πŸ˜†
 
For me it is that lack of male character merchandise especially when MC is find silly.
Kazuma in Konosuba got his dendroid last and he is MC I just boggles the mind the me. And the women sell more is these days (with a western viewpoint I admit) Kinda sexist.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
AUKN Staff
For me it is that lack of male character merchandise especially when MC is find silly.
Kazuma in Konosuba got his dendroid last and he is MC I just boggles the mind the me. And the women sell more is these days (with a western viewpoint I admit) Kinda sexist.
It's not sexist, it's supply and demand. Taken as a whole, male fans still outnumber female fans, and male fans would much rather buy merchandise of female characters, so it's only logical that more merch would exist for them. They're not going to pour a ton of money into merch that isn't going to sell as well as the alternative.
 
For me it is that lack of male character merchandise especially when MC is find silly.
Kazuma in Konosuba got his dendroid last and he is MC I just boggles the mind the me. And the women sell more is these days (with a western viewpoint I admit) Kinda sexist.
That's largely a cultural thing I think. Japanese culture doesn't really hold women in such "equal" regard as in the west - heck, even one of the radicals that makes up the kanji for "housewife" is - "broom". I mean, women are seen as important, but it's with regards to domestic duties.

Also, I don't know statistics, and I know that there's anime for all demographics, but I'd bet that a large portion of it's viewing base is male. I mean, you only need to look around here!

Where all mah ladies at? 😸😹😸
 
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Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Where all mah ladies at? 😸😹😸
*waves*

I've only skimmed this thread, but I agree with the general statement that sadly there are more guys in the viewing base than girls, but I also think some of that is because the girls just aren't as vocal so it comes across that way even if it isn't 100% true.
 
But in Japan women buys things there must be a reason is selling Free S3 is selling more BDs than Violet Evergarden did.
And it is culture but AL are selling it in the UK so I would they follow our culture and ask where is Free! from KyoAni stuff and where is Kaworu and Shinji on the EVA stuff
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
But in Japan women buys things there must be a reason is selling Free S3 is selling more BDs than Violet Evergarden did.
I was talking about the west, Japan is a whole different kettle of fish. The problem in Japan is that guys are more likely to buy the anime while the female auidence just buy manga and the merch.
 
*waves*

I've only skimmed this thread, but I agree with the general statement that sadly there are more guys in the viewing base than girls, but I also think some of that is because the girls just aren't as vocal so it comes across that way even if it isn't 100% true.
*Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeze* 😹😸😹

I'd say you raise a good point there Demelza 😺

Could it be a case of girls perhaps worrying that they'd perhaps get the mickey taken out of them for admitting to liking anime? I kind of get the same vibe from the hardcore gaming fans - the consensus that we're just not allowed to like these things?
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Could it be a case of girls perhaps worrying that they'd perhaps get the mickey taken out of them for admitting to liking anime? I kind of get the same vibe from the hardcore gaming fans - the consensus that we're just not allowed to like these things?
I think a lot of it probably boils down to that, yeah. Like you say gaming has had this problem for awhile where people are still surprised that girls play games too and I think a lot of the female fans just can't be bothered with that reaction so don't bother making it well known. To be honest a lot of communities are overrun with the hardcore crowd too, which can be intimidating. None of this being helped by a lot of communities being more like... a boys club I guess?

I mean I say this but AUKN is definitely one of the better communities for having a balance. I feel like anyone can have a good time here regardless of gender or being a casual or hardcore fan. :3


I must take this opportunity to mention to you @Demelza that @Neil.T purchased a dirty and depraved manga last week and I just... I just can't look at him right now *huffs*

😀
Admittedly I am guilty of buying somewhat dirty manga sometimes... I will proudly declare this to @Teapot and he just rolls his eyes at me now. XD
 
I think a lot of it probably boils down to that, yeah. Like you say gaming has had this problem for awhile where people are still surprised that girls play games too and I think a lot of the female fans just can't be bothered with that reaction so don't bother making it well known. To be honest a lot of communities are overrun with the hardcore crowd too, which can be intimidating. None of this being helped by a lot of communities being more like... a boys club I guess?

I mean I say this but AUKN is definitely one of the better communities for having a balance. I feel like anyone can have a good time here regardless of gender or being a casual or hardcore fan. :3




Admittedly I am guilty of buying somewhat dirty manga sometimes... I will proudly declare this to @Teapot and he just rolls his eyes at me now. XD
But you don't understand, @Demelza - I have so many more reasons to roll my eyes at @Neil.T than just dirty manga! 😸😹😸😹😸

Yeah, I think you make some valid points, and I definitely feel welcome here, despite not having as much knowledge as many other folk - people here are decent 😺
 
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