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5th May '17 6:06:32 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Manga/PlaceToPlace'' is a very cutesy, relatively clean slice of life show about a schoolgirl's first crush. Despite this, its manga runs in a seinen magazine, and the anime aired at 1:25 a.m. on TBS.
30th Apr '17 1:51:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' was originally aimed at a gender-neutral audience, but you wouldn't know it by its mainly female fandom. The first few games had male-only protagonists but eventually they added females, either in a GameFavoredGender manner (women couldn't play past marriage) or in their own {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. Modern games always have an option to chose your gender. Starting with ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'', incarnations of the game have began to look a lot more {{Bishoujo}} than before, with things coming to a head in the 3DS title released internationally as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''.

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' was originally aimed at a gender-neutral audience, but you wouldn't know it by its mainly female fandom. The first few games had male-only protagonists but eventually they added females, either in a GameFavoredGender manner (women couldn't play past marriage) or in their own {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. Modern games always have an option to chose your gender. Starting with ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'', incarnations of the game have began to look a lot more {{Bishoujo}} than before, with things coming to a head in the 3DS title released internationally as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''.
17th Apr '17 1:15:07 AM Scabbard
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* ''Manga/BambooBlade'' - It's about a group of high school girls who are in their school's kendo club. And the manga is serialized in a... {{Seinen}} manga magazine.

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* ''Manga/BambooBlade'' - ''Manga/BambooBlade'': It's about a group of high school girls who are in their school's kendo club. And the manga is serialized in a... {{Seinen}} manga magazine.
8th Apr '17 9:22:04 PM nombretomado
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** What makes Producing Perfection all the more troubling is that alphabetically it is placed right next to the still T-rated ([[ValuesDissonance 3+ in Europe]]) but more family friendly VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva games in store displays. Considering [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] has a lot of young fans, all it takes is a confused parent who has a child that's into Vocaloid and difficulty remembering long game names seeing two vita games with an anime PopIdol on it, pick the wrong one and give their ten year old girl a game that gives you points for upskirt shots, has risque dialog that pushes the envelope, and even has scenes of nudity. Not to mention a lot of parents dismiss T ratings in rhythm games due to "family" games like RockBand having the same rating.

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** What makes Producing Perfection all the more troubling is that alphabetically it is placed right next to the still T-rated ([[ValuesDissonance 3+ in Europe]]) but more family friendly VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva games in store displays. Considering [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] has a lot of young fans, all it takes is a confused parent who has a child that's into Vocaloid and difficulty remembering long game names seeing two vita games with an anime PopIdol on it, pick the wrong one and give their ten year old girl a game that gives you points for upskirt shots, has risque dialog that pushes the envelope, and even has scenes of nudity. Not to mention a lot of parents dismiss T ratings in rhythm games due to "family" games like RockBand ''VideoGame/RockBand'' having the same rating.
18th Mar '17 2:27:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/MaoChan'' is basically a {{Moe}}fied ''[[NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' (minus the more disturbing elements). The "transformation sequences" are more technological than magical and are stylized like military uniforms. Of course, it was written by Creator/KenAkamatsu, so that should come as no surprise.

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* ''Anime/MaoChan'' is basically a {{Moe}}fied ''[[NeonGenesisEvangelion ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' (minus the more disturbing elements). The "transformation sequences" are more technological than magical and are stylized like military uniforms. Of course, it was written by Creator/KenAkamatsu, so that should come as no surprise.
13th Mar '17 9:15:52 AM ferrelas
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* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' has a very cute, almost simplistic art style and the protagonists are mostly middle schoolers. Marika is very much TheCutie with an idealistic viewpoint who basically thinks she's in a 70s shojo manga... But it's a rather dark {{Seinen}} series dealing with anything from puberty to [[spoiler:sexual abuse]].

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* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' has a very cute, almost simplistic art style and the protagonists are mostly middle schoolers. Marika is very much TheCutie with an idealistic viewpoint who basically thinks she's in a 70s shojo manga...manga[[note]]Seems she never read Versailles no Bara[[/note]] ... But it's a rather dark {{Seinen}} series dealing with anything from puberty to [[spoiler:sexual abuse]].
9th Mar '17 2:35:58 PM Pichu-kun
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** In fact, majority of "cute girls doing cute things" shows are targeted towards the SeinenDemographic. Case in point: ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'', ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'', ''Manga/AChannel'', ''Manga/{{Kanamemo}}'', ''Manga/{{Yuyushiki}}'', and ''Manga/{{Hanayamata}}'' are all serialized in the same magazine (''Magazine/MangaTimeKirara'').

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** * In fact, majority of "cute girls doing cute things" shows are targeted towards the SeinenDemographic. Case in point: ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'', ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'', ''Manga/AChannel'', ''Manga/{{Kanamemo}}'', ''Manga/{{Yuyushiki}}'', and ''Manga/{{Hanayamata}}'' are all serialized in the same magazine (''Magazine/MangaTimeKirara'').



* Also from Creator/StudioShaft is ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. It has the same [[Creator/UmeAoki character designer]] from ''Hidamari Sketch'', and the show itself starts off innocently enough; but by the end of [[WhamEpisode Episode 3]], it becomes a {{dark|erAndEdgier}} and {{deconstructi|on}}ve take on the genre more suited to [[{{Seinen}} an adult audience]]. The fact that Creator/GenUrobuchi is heavily involved is also a big tipoff to anyone who knows his SignatureStyle.
** The [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion third movie]] invokes this even more; it starts out by thrusting the characters into a stereotypical MagicalGirl series setting, and then cranks up the horror.

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* Also from Creator/StudioShaft is ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. It has the same [[Creator/UmeAoki character designer]] from ''Hidamari Sketch'', and the show itself starts off innocently enough; but by the end of [[WhamEpisode Episode 3]], it becomes a {{dark|erAndEdgier}} and {{deconstructi|on}}ve take on the genre more suited to [[{{Seinen}} an adult audience]]. The fact that Creator/GenUrobuchi is heavily involved is also a big tipoff to anyone who knows his SignatureStyle.
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SignatureStyle. The [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion third movie]] invokes this even more; it starts out by thrusting the characters into a stereotypical MagicalGirl series setting, and then cranks up the horror.



** And if that somehow doesn't scare off you or [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior your children]] a page from the manga of a high school girl that [[OlderThanTheyLook looks more like an elementary schooler]] [[{{Lolicon}} with no skirt on]] [[SkewedPriorities probably will]].



* TLC's ''ToddlersAndTiaras'', about toddlers in beauty pageants. Mostly a PointAndLaughShow, though.

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* TLC's ''ToddlersAndTiaras'', ''Series/ToddlersAndTiaras'', about toddlers in beauty pageants. Mostly a PointAndLaughShow, though.



* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''. A cute game about pop stars! With catchy songs, cute dresses and tons of accessories to dress up. But the target audience is otaku, with overpriced DLC no young girl ([[CrackIsCheaper or most adults]]) can afford. Worth noting though is that Bandai-Namco attempted to get girls into the series with articles about Dearly Stars in girls magazines and the addition of a boy band, but it never really caught on. Once their other idol game series actually intended for young girls, ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'', became popular, they stopped trying to market iM@S to girls. Or at least LITTLE girls.

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* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''. ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'':
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A cute game about pop stars! With catchy songs, cute dresses and tons of accessories to dress up. But the target audience is otaku, with overpriced DLC no young girl ([[CrackIsCheaper or most adults]]) can afford. Worth noting though is that Bandai-Namco attempted to get girls into the series with articles about Dearly Stars in girls magazines and the addition of a boy band, but it never really caught on. Once their other idol game series actually intended for young girls, ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'', became popular, they stopped trying to market iM@S to girls. Or at least LITTLE girls.



* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' was aimed at a gender-neutral audience originally but you wouldn't know it by its mainly female fandom. The first few games had male-only protagonists but eventually they added females, either in a GameFavoredGender manner (women couldn't play past marriage) or in their own {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. Modern games always have an option to chose your gender. Recent incarnations of the game have began to look a lot more {{Bishoujo}} than before, with things coming to a head in the 3DS title released internationally as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''.

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' was originally aimed at a gender-neutral audience originally audience, but you wouldn't know it by its mainly female fandom. The first few games had male-only protagonists but eventually they added females, either in a GameFavoredGender manner (women couldn't play past marriage) or in their own {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. Modern games always have an option to chose your gender. Recent Starting with ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'', incarnations of the game have began to look a lot more {{Bishoujo}} than before, with things coming to a head in the 3DS title released internationally as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not originally intended for little girls. Creator/CraigMcCracken created it as a parody of the MagicalGirl genre, as he was getting sick of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' [[AdoredByTheNetwork playing on Cartoon Network's Toonami block every day]]. As a TakeThat, he set the girls' ages very low, had them do very inelegant things, and made the villains [[{{Camp}} cheesier than Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners]]. The intended audience for it was the same as ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' animation fans in their teens, 20s, and 30s but it [[AnimationAgeGhetto had to be child-appropriate]] (This was in the days before Creator/AdultSwim). A show like this naturally attracted little girls anyway. One can only imagine how things would have turned out if [=McCracken=] was more annoyed by ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' playing on Cartoon Network every day.
** [=McCracken=]'s college assignment that spawned the series, Whoopass Stew (the title alone should make it clear which demographic he ''wasn't'' shooting for), went as follows. Girls beat the crap out of the Gangreen Gang. Amoeba Boys rob a bank. Girls try to stop them but get stuck in their bodies. Girls prevail by flying to the sun, which ''kills the Amoeba Boys in seconds''.
*** Speaking of MagicalGirl, by sheer irony, Creator/ToeiAnimation (the creators of ''Anime/SailorMoon'') remade the series as ''[[Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ Powerpuff Girls Z]]'', an actual retelling of the series with a magical girl theme.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not originally intended for little girls. Creator/CraigMcCracken created it as a parody of the MagicalGirl genre, as he was getting sick of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' [[AdoredByTheNetwork playing on Cartoon Network's Toonami block every day]]. As a TakeThat, he set the girls' ages very low, had them do very inelegant things, and made the villains [[{{Camp}} cheesier than Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners]]. The intended audience for it was the same as ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' animation fans in their teens, 20s, and 30s but it [[AnimationAgeGhetto had to be child-appropriate]] (This was in the days before Creator/AdultSwim). A show like this naturally attracted little girls anyway. anyway (though the show was unisex aimed). One can only imagine how things would have turned out if [=McCracken=] was more annoyed by ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' playing on Cartoon Network every day.
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day. [=McCracken=]'s college assignment that spawned the series, Whoopass Stew (the title alone should make it clear which demographic he ''wasn't'' shooting for), went as follows. Girls beat the crap out of the Gangreen Gang. Amoeba Boys rob a bank. Girls try to stop them but get stuck in their bodies. Girls prevail by flying to the sun, which ''kills the Amoeba Boys in seconds''.
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seconds''. Speaking of MagicalGirl, {{Magical Girl}}s by sheer irony, Creator/ToeiAnimation (the creators of ''Anime/SailorMoon'') remade the series as ''[[Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ Powerpuff Girls Z]]'', an actual retelling of the series with a magical girl theme.theme. Also subverted with [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 2016 reboot]], which is explicitly aimed at little girls.
20th Feb '17 4:49:02 PM ZombieAladdin
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* From the perspecitve of an American, ''Anime/ShowByRock'' isn't tonally any different than any other series about a girl band, a la ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats''. The truth is that this is actually an attempt by Creator/{{Sanrio}} to market to young men, and it shows on OtakuOClock. The mobile game it's based on, however, has a wide and diverse audience (in Japan, at least).
17th Feb '17 10:28:00 PM Phys101
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** And if that somehow doesn't scare off you or [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior your children]] a page from the manga of a a high school girl that [[YoungerThanTheyLook looks more like an elementary schooler]] [[{{Lolicon}} with no skirt on]] [[SkewedPriorities probably will]].

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** And if that somehow doesn't scare off you or [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior your children]] a page from the manga of a a high school girl that [[YoungerThanTheyLook [[OlderThanTheyLook looks more like an elementary schooler]] [[{{Lolicon}} with no skirt on]] [[SkewedPriorities probably will]].
15th Feb '17 6:28:49 AM Larkmarn
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is a VideoGame series ''about'' little (looking) girls firing colourful dots, arrows and lasers at each other, with almost the whole cast being some kind of ElegantGothicLolita (if only as far as clothes go in most cases). Except the games are one of the most famous examples of BulletHell ShootEmUp, even if CuteEmUp is in full swing. Suffice to say, despite the bright and cheery appearance the games have loads of complex characters, comparatively difficult plots and are just NintendoHard through-out, so they are definitely not for little girls. Even the various manga and other literature tend to be rather dark and depressing despite the initial appearance, sometimes even going as far as being outright scary or visibly violent. Yet that doesn't stop some little girls from being fans of the game, the youngest fans are approximately 8 years old!

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is a VideoGame series ''about'' little (looking) girls firing colourful dots, arrows and lasers at each other, with almost the whole cast being some kind of ElegantGothicLolita (if only as far as clothes go in most cases). Except the games are one of the most famous examples of BulletHell ShootEmUp, even if CuteEmUp is in full swing. Suffice to say, despite the bright and cheery appearance the games have loads of complex characters, comparatively difficult plots and are just NintendoHard through-out, so they are definitely not for little girls. Even the various manga and other literature tend to be rather dark and depressing despite the initial appearance, sometimes even going as far as being outright scary or visibly violent. Yet that doesn't stop some little girls from being fans of the game, the youngest fans are approximately 8 years old!
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