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16th Jun '17 4:10:45 PM nanakiro
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* ''Manga/YuruYuri'' exaggerates this to the point where even among ''background characters'' there are no visible male characters, even in places where they should logically be (one chapter takes place in Comiket, for example).
8th Jun '17 12:40:47 PM eroock
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An '''Improbably Female Cast''' is when a work's cast almost entirely consists of women in a situation where this would be unusual. For example, a supposedly mixed-sex school where females make up more than two thirds of the students.

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An '''Improbably Improbably Female Cast''' Cast is when a work's cast almost entirely consists of women in a situation where this would be unusual. For example, a supposedly mixed-sex school where females make up more than two thirds of the students.
21st May '17 7:08:44 AM KhymChanur
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has few male characters, one appearing in a manga, one being a turtle, and one in the [[CanonDiscontinuity PC-98 era]]. ZUN has stated that male youkai and magicians and whatnot do exist in Gensokyo, but the stories just don't feature them. It's becoming an EnforcedTrope, at that, as ZUN originally intended the FinalBoss of ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' to be a man, but discarded that idea because he wasn't sure how well it would go over.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has few male characters, one appearing in a manga, one being a turtle, one being an angry [[RealMenWearPink pink]] [[MadeOfAir cloud]], and one in the [[CanonDiscontinuity PC-98 era]]. ZUN has stated that male youkai and magicians and whatnot do exist in Gensokyo, but the stories just don't feature them. It's becoming an EnforcedTrope, at that, as ZUN originally intended the FinalBoss of ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' to be a man, but discarded that idea because he wasn't sure how well it would go over.
19th Apr '17 6:14:58 PM EatsSpaghettiToForgetti
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Note that the mere fact of a story focusing on a group of women in a larger setting is itself not an ''Improbably'' Female Cast; it can occur only when the cast is intended to represent the entire or majority membership of a group and yet with no explanation most are female. For example, a work where the cast comprises the entire student body of a mixed-sex school, yet females are more than two thirds of the students, is an improbably female cast. The same may also apply if the cast is an entire year group (a substantial division) or a single form group (a representative group). However, a story about a group of female friends in the setting of a mixed-sex school is ''not'' Improbably Female; it's simply a story about those particular characters, and the focus on that group makes no assertion about gender balance in the wider setting.

No comparable trope exists for an improbably male-dominated cast. The closest thing to it is TheSmurfettePrinciple, where there is ''only one'' female in a cast of males.

Closely related to WorldOfActionGirls, which facilitates the abundance of females. Any examples of casts made up exclusively of female characters (regardless of how improbable) fall under ChromosomeCasting.

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Note that the mere fact of a story focusing on a group of women in a larger setting is itself not an ''Improbably'' Female Cast; it can occur only when the cast is intended to represent the entire or majority membership of a group and yet with no explanation most are female. For example, a work where the cast comprises the entire student body of a mixed-sex school, yet females women are more than two thirds of the students, is an improbably female cast. The same may also apply if the cast is an entire year group (a substantial division) or a single form group (a representative group). However, a story about a group of female friends in the setting of a mixed-sex school is ''not'' Improbably Female; it's simply a story about those particular characters, and the focus on that group makes no assertion about gender balance in the wider setting.

No comparable trope exists for an improbably male-dominated cast. The closest thing to it is TheSmurfettePrinciple, where there is ''only one'' female woman in a cast of males.

men.

Closely related to WorldOfActionGirls, which facilitates the abundance of females.women. Any examples of casts made up exclusively of female characters (regardless of how improbable) fall under ChromosomeCasting.
11th Apr '17 8:10:42 PM Kotomikun
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* In the world of ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', one hundred percent of magic-users are female. There are male {{muggle}} characters, and even male magical creatures... but no wizards, only witches. No one in-universe ever points this out or provides any sort of explanation, so there have probably never been any wizards--making the whole situation [[MundaneFantastic unremarkable]] to those living in it.
18th Mar '17 7:47:19 PM Hylarn
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Note that the mere fact of a story focussing on a group of women in a larger setting is itself not an ''Improbably'' Female Cast; it can occur only when the cast is intended to represent the entire or majority membership of a group and yet with no explanation most are female. For example, a work where the cast comprises the entire student body of a mixed-sex school, yet females are more than two thirds of the students, is an improbably female cast. The same may also apply if the cast is an entire year group (a substantial division) or a single form group (a representative group). However, a story about a group of female friends in the setting of a mixed-sex school is ''not'' Improbably Female; it's simply a story about those particular characters, and the focus on that group makes no assertion about gender balance in the wider setting.

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Note that the mere fact of a story focussing focusing on a group of women in a larger setting is itself not an ''Improbably'' Female Cast; it can occur only when the cast is intended to represent the entire or majority membership of a group and yet with no explanation most are female. For example, a work where the cast comprises the entire student body of a mixed-sex school, yet females are more than two thirds of the students, is an improbably female cast. The same may also apply if the cast is an entire year group (a substantial division) or a single form group (a representative group). However, a story about a group of female friends in the setting of a mixed-sex school is ''not'' Improbably Female; it's simply a story about those particular characters, and the focus on that group makes no assertion about gender balance in the wider setting.


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* Everyone in ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' is female. Presumably has something to do with how [[LittleBitBeastly Friends]] are created.
15th Feb '17 11:54:15 PM Kotomikun
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* While ''Anime/{{Shirobako}}'' has a decent number of male characters, all of the protagonists are women working in the anime industry, alongside many other women, mostly doing art or administration. In real life, anime production unfortunately still has an improbably ''male'' cast, except for voice actors. The main characters also formed a coincidentally all-female animation club in high school.
6th Feb '17 6:36:39 PM tomensnaben
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* ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}'': Of the 7 members of the ship's crew, 1 (Nilje) is male.
5th Feb '17 9:31:56 AM tomensnaben
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* ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}'': Nilje is the only male in the main cast.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}'': Nilje is Of the only male in 7 members of the main cast.ship's crew, 1 (Nilje) is male.
3rd Feb '17 10:38:32 PM tomensnaben
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* ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}: Nilje is the only male in the main cast.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}: ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}'': Nilje is the only male in the main cast.
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