ScarletKittie (Level 16)

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Possible Shōjo Weekly Topics
A list of series that are up for consideration for my Shōjo Weekly articles.
1. Alice 19th
2. Bunny Drop
3. Daa! Daa! Daa!
4. Descendants of Darkness
5. Emma - A Victorian Romance
6. Fushigi Yugi
7. Gakuen Alice
8. Gokusen
9. Honey and Clover
10. Imadoki!
11. Kodocha
12. Koi Kaze
13. Land of the Blindfolded
14. Mint na Bokura
15. Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok
16. Pearl Pink
17. Penguin Brothers
18. Penguin Revolution
19. Rose of Versailles
20. Shakugan no Shana
21. Tenshi Ja Nai!!
22. Toshokan Sensou
23. Tramps Like Us
24. Twelve Kingdoms
takashichea moderator on Feb. 14, 2012 at 2:42 a.m.

Wow! That's a lot of coverage, ScarletKittie. I could do Alice in the Country of Hearts since I'm familiar with it.

Bunny Drop is very popular with the community.

ScarletKittieon Feb. 14, 2012 at 2:44 a.m.
@takashichea: Yeah... it's only a list of possibilities though. I doubt I'll cover all of them, so If you would like to do Alice in the Country of Hearts feel free to!
takashichea moderator on Feb. 14, 2012 at 10:42 p.m.

I added Land of the Blindfolded. I see you added Penguin Brothers.

ScarletKittieon Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:10 p.m.
@takashichea: Indeed I did. I figured I should make pages for it should I decide to review it at some point.
takashichea moderator on Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:12 p.m.

@ScarletKittie:

Yeah, same here. Which one will you add next, Penguin Revolution or Pearl Pink? I take the other one after you have chosen.

ScarletKittieon Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:22 p.m.
@takashichea: I'll go ahead and put in Pearl Pink and you can take Penguin Revolution.
sickVisionz moderator on Feb. 15, 2012 at 2:24 p.m.

I've always been curious about what shojo is. Its specifcally aimed at like elementary - highschool age females right? So like, manga like Ichigo 100% that's packed with fanservice and is about the "struggle" of some dude having to decide on which beautiful female he wants to be with wouldn't be shojo, it'd just be a romance aimed at dudes, right?

But something like Nana where it's not packed with bouncing tits and panty shots and is more like a traditional, more realistic take on romance with strong female leads would be shoujo, right?

buhssuhton Feb. 15, 2012 at 3:18 p.m.

@sickVisionz: shojo is for female reader. I know i'm gonna be hated for bringing this up, but think of Twilight, which made female reader go crazy after the male characters.

takashichea moderator on Feb. 16, 2012 at 12:13 a.m.

@sickVisionz: @buhssuht:

Like Shonen, female audiences have a wide array of tastes and preferences. Predominantly, romance/comedy/high school are a popular genre that is flexible and compatible with many other themes. You can add Vampires to it (Vampire Knight), magical girls, supernatural (Fushigi Yugi), and more. Other Hot topics would be reverse harem (Two Flowers for the Dragon) and Bishonen where you have a lot of beautiful guys.

Like how most guys love yuri and cat fights, women love yaoi as well. Though, there are no cat fights between guys, I think. Yaoi is a staple in Shojo manga, but it is subjected to cliches like the romance genres and being cheesy. See Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi. My little sister tells me that most Yaoi ends in tragedy. I haven't read much since it makes me uncomfortable.

Like Seinen, you have Josei. I'm not clear on the older women's preferences. It's more dark and focuses on adult issues.

ScarletKittie and Superevil225 will fill in you on the details since I'm not an expert.

ScarletKittieon Feb. 16, 2012 at 2:13 p.m.
@sickVisionz: @buhssuht

@takashichea pretty much explained it all. As for seinen and josei, they are a bit harder to pin down than their teen counterparts. There doesn't seem to be as much of a divide in subject matter. When I was doing research of possible shojo/josei titles I found that two titles on this list ( Emma and Koi Kaze) I assumed would be josei are actually seinen! Both titles deal heavily with romance so one would assume it was josei, but apparently not. 
 
I guess what I'm trying to say is as the target demographic gets older, the differences between the genres become less significant. I don't know if they helped give any insight into the genres, but hopefully it helped somewhat.
takashichea moderator on July 11, 2012 at 11:33 p.m.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous is a great Josei anime to add to this list. I'm not doing well in getting the weekly Shoujo project. I'll wait for you.

takashichea moderator on Aug. 20, 2012 at 5:40 p.m.

You know what, I think I was insensitive with my over generalization with the Yaoi genre and shoujo fans. Yaoi is not a staple in Shoujo series. It's just a genre. I'm sorry about that.

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