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8th Aug '16 2:13:27 PM Willbyr
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The {{manga}} anthology magazine ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' (on which the US magazine ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' is based) has long been the best-selling manga magazine in Japan. Although it is targeted to boys, it has a large female PeripheryDemographic. Sometime in the mid-1990s, Shonen Jump realized the sales potential of this demographic, and began to deliberately court female readers via MrFanservice. Specifically, they took standard {{shounen}} all-male teams and simply made them into a CastFullOfPrettyBoys (an idea promptly picked up by {{shoujo}} as too good to waste on the guys). Traces of HoYay are often also added [[ShippingGoggles (if not, ]] [[YaoiFangirl the fangirls]] [[ShippingGoggles will see it anyway).]]

Among the first series to show this effect were ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.

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The {{manga}} anthology magazine ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' (on which the US magazine ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' is based) has long been the best-selling manga magazine in Japan. Although it is targeted to boys, it has a large female PeripheryDemographic. Sometime in the mid-1990s, Shonen Jump ''Shonen Jump'' realized the sales potential of this demographic, and began to deliberately court female readers via MrFanservice. Specifically, they took standard {{shounen}} all-male teams and simply made them into a CastFullOfPrettyBoys (an idea promptly picked up by {{shoujo}} as too good to waste on the guys). Traces of HoYay are often also added [[ShippingGoggles (if not, ]] [[YaoiFangirl the fangirls]] [[ShippingGoggles will see it anyway).]]

Among the first series to show this effect were ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' ''Manga/SlamDunk'' or ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.


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21st Oct '15 1:41:04 PM AndyLA
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Among the first series to show this effect were ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.

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Among the first series to show this effect were ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.
12th May '15 10:20:34 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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The {{manga}} anthology magazine ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' (on which the US magazine ShonenJump is based) has long been the best-selling manga magazine in Japan. Although it is targeted to boys, it has a large female PeripheryDemographic. Sometime in the mid-1990s, Shonen Jump realized the sales potential of this demographic, and began to deliberately court female readers via MrFanservice. Specifically, they took standard {{shounen}} all-male teams and simply made them into a CastFullOfPrettyBoys (an idea promptly picked up by {{shoujo}} as too good to waste on the guys). Traces of HoYay are often also added [[ShippingGoggles (if not, ]] [[YaoiFangirl the fangirls]] [[ShippingGoggles will see it anyway).]]

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The {{manga}} anthology magazine ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' (on which the US magazine ShonenJump ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' is based) has long been the best-selling manga magazine in Japan. Although it is targeted to boys, it has a large female PeripheryDemographic. Sometime in the mid-1990s, Shonen Jump realized the sales potential of this demographic, and began to deliberately court female readers via MrFanservice. Specifically, they took standard {{shounen}} all-male teams and simply made them into a CastFullOfPrettyBoys (an idea promptly picked up by {{shoujo}} as too good to waste on the guys). Traces of HoYay are often also added [[ShippingGoggles (if not, ]] [[YaoiFangirl the fangirls]] [[ShippingGoggles will see it anyway).]]
25th Apr '14 2:12:52 PM SunflowerDream
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Among the first series to show this effect were ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' and ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.

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Among the first series to show this effect were ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' and ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' and ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.
18th Jan '13 1:10:04 AM MacronNotes
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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' and ''ThePrinceOfTennis'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.

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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' and ''ThePrinceOfTennis'' ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' are probably the most blatant examples in recent times.
6th Dec '12 1:05:38 PM AndyLA
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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is probably the most blatant example in recent times.

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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is and ''ThePrinceOfTennis'' are probably the most blatant example examples in recent times.
3rd Dec '12 6:14:29 AM Megadoomer
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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is probably the most blatant example that's currently serializing.

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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is probably the most blatant example that's currently serializing.
in recent times.
15th Mar '12 8:18:52 AM lebrel
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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. The UrExample is probably Trunks from ''DragonBall.'' ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is probably the most blatant example that's currently serializing.

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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. The UrExample is probably Trunks from ''DragonBall.'' ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is probably the most blatant example that's currently serializing.
15th Mar '12 4:58:40 AM K
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Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is probably the most blatant example that's currently serializing.

to:

Among the first series to show this effect were ''YuYuHakusho'' and ''RurouniKenshin'' (albeit with the latter it was a deliberate choice by the ''mangaka''); compare the art in these to ''SlamDunk'' or ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', which have old-school character designs. The UrExample is probably Trunks from ''DragonBall.'' ''KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is probably the most blatant example that's currently serializing.
20th Feb '12 1:20:37 AM Goldstone
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The {{manga}} anthology magazine ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' (on which the US magazine ShonenJump is based) has long been the best-selling manga magazine in Japan. Although it is targeted to boys, it has a large female PeripheryDemographic. Sometime in the mid-1990s, Shonen Jump realized the sales potential of this demographic, and began to deliberately court female readers via EstrogenBrigadeBait. Specifically, they took standard {{shounen}} all-male teams and simply made them into a CastFullOfPrettyBoys (an idea promptly picked up by {{shoujo}} as too good to waste on the guys). Traces of HoYay are often also added [[ShippingGoggles (if not, ]] [[YaoiFangirl the fangirls]] [[ShippingGoggles will see it anyway).]]

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The {{manga}} anthology magazine ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' (on which the US magazine ShonenJump is based) has long been the best-selling manga magazine in Japan. Although it is targeted to boys, it has a large female PeripheryDemographic. Sometime in the mid-1990s, Shonen Jump realized the sales potential of this demographic, and began to deliberately court female readers via EstrogenBrigadeBait.MrFanservice. Specifically, they took standard {{shounen}} all-male teams and simply made them into a CastFullOfPrettyBoys (an idea promptly picked up by {{shoujo}} as too good to waste on the guys). Traces of HoYay are often also added [[ShippingGoggles (if not, ]] [[YaoiFangirl the fangirls]] [[ShippingGoggles will see it anyway).]]
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