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Some interesting sales lists...


 Gundam ga Daisuki yo~~
 Gundam ga Daisuki yo~~
An interesting report AnimeNation picked up recently talks about what men and women say are their favorite franchises these days. The male list is about as expected: K-On!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Gundam, and Saki were the top five. Yawn, yawn, totally expected.

But women surprised Japan by bumping Gundam to the top of their list, followed by K-On!, Code Geass, Macross Frontier, and a tie between Evangelion and Toradora, all of which are generally shounen-oriented franchises. In fact, there isn't a single title on there that could really be called a " shoujo" series.

It shouldn't be all THAT huge a surprise, I suppose-- Weekly Shounen Jump is the top-selling manga anthology among women as well as among men, after all --but still. No Nodame? Nana? Nothin'? Very interesting! I know most of our readers dive into shoujo series, both male and female-- what's your #1 pick? (Mine: Ouran High School Host Club. <3)
cfatalison Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:29 a.m.
answer pretty boys of said series, and the ammount of ho-yay
HeeroYuyon Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:46 a.m.
@cfatalis: Pretty much.
 
I mean, with the way Gundam is going it shouldn't be too surprising. I find it scary that I've been able to talk to more people that haven't seen any prior Gundam (or very little) about 00 than I have to focused Gundam fans...
 
And as much as it pains me to admit it, I (blame?) Wing. ("blame" has such a negative connotation.... it's not like this is necessarily a bad thing, but I don't like the fact that most of them are into it purely as "shippers"...)
Seriously, with DVD covers like these, you know a female audience was their objective:

HeeroYuyon Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:49 a.m.
Also there is something seriously wrong with using the image in the header to convey that girls like Gundam.
cfatalison Nov. 7, 2009 at 8:59 a.m.
@HeeroYuy: if there's a gundam series that convey the message HO-YAY equal good, it's gundam wing
 
the only person salvaged was heero and treize, because they are given impromptu couple, other than that.........
cmon i haven't seen a fanfic that contain 5p ho-yay, other than gundam wing......... unless said fanfic came from yaoi anime but still
giaon Nov. 7, 2009 at 9:07 a.m.
@HeeroYuy: Well, Gundam Wing DID inspire an entire generation of yaoi fangirls, soooo...
 
That said, I don't even know who or what is in the header image. I just thought it was cute :D
cfatalison Nov. 7, 2009 at 9:11 a.m.
@gia: it was gundam wing, and relena darlian
 
supposedly wing gundam was crying, because he may not see relena again, more or less
Nikoon Nov. 7, 2009 at 5 p.m.
One year at AWA, a random girl asked to hug me because I was complaining about lack of UC stuff outside of models and she agreed. That gave me faith that the genders can co-exist.
cfatalison Nov. 8, 2009 at 2:15 a.m.
that was a show of pity
 
now this
 my GF hugs me after i cried because amuro died, she cried when lalah died
kira112on Nov. 8, 2009 at 7:39 a.m.

now this
 my GF hugs me after i cried because amuro died, she cried when lalah died    
what about char  D:
cfatalison Nov. 8, 2009 at 8:13 a.m.
@kira112 said:
"
now this
 my GF hugs me after i cried because amuro died, she cried when lalah died    
what about char  D: "
dad drips tear, when he died, in the last movie, but mainly because he just lost 50 dollar to me, he bet amuro would lose
HeeroYuyon Nov. 8, 2009 at 9:53 a.m.
@cfatalis:@gia: No cfatalis, you're off a bit. That's not Relena at all. We were never told her name but she's the first civilian Heero ever killed. See: Endless Waltz
cfatalison Nov. 8, 2009 at 9:56 a.m.
@HeeroYuy: hmmm yeah, now that you remind me, sorry for the mistake guys, now that explained why wing was crying in the picture
Chengyon Nov. 8, 2009 at 6:58 p.m.
Favorite Franchise? way too many lol but a few:
 
Bleach, Gundam Wing, K-ON!, Clannad, To Heart2, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun / majutsu no Index, Sora no Otoshimono, Naruto Shippuuden, Myself; Yourself and To Love Ru :P
 
i have quite a lot of franchises i really like lol

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