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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!
12th Feb '17 11:45:08 AM spiritsunami
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** While the manga has its fair share if [[HoYay Les Yay]] / ShipTeasing, Creator/KyotoAnimation toned it down for the anime and [[AdaptationExpansion added more character focus]] (Except for Ritsu), presumably in trying to expand the audience. And based on its [[CashCowFranchise huge success]], it seems to have worked, although it's not that girls dislike {{yuri|Genre}} ''per se'' especially not in Japan.

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** While the manga has its fair share if of [[HoYay Les Yay]] / ShipTeasing, Creator/KyotoAnimation toned it down for the anime and [[AdaptationExpansion added more character focus]] (Except for Ritsu), presumably in trying to expand the audience. And based on its [[CashCowFranchise huge success]], it seems to have worked, although it's not that girls dislike {{yuri|Genre}} ''per se'' especially not in Japan.



* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise. Its promotional materials and [[ComicBookAdaptation manga adaptations]] are printed in {{Seinen}} magazines and it [[BleachedUnderpants began its life]] as a SpinOff of the ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' HGame. The first season even has some fanservice; the next ones less so. In some countries they removed the fanservice and marketed it as a shonen show. They still left all the cases of child abuse by the villains, though. Even though it's a MagicalGirl series it's very heavy on the sci-fi and seems more like a Franchise/{{Gundam}} series. Later installments take away the MagicalGirl elements making it much more obviously aimed at men.

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* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise. Its promotional materials and [[ComicBookAdaptation manga adaptations]] are printed in {{Seinen}} magazines and it [[BleachedUnderpants began its life]] as a SpinOff of the ''VideoGame/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' HGame. The first season even has some fanservice; the next ones less so. In some countries they removed the fanservice and marketed it as a shonen show. They still left all the cases of child abuse by the villains, though. Even though it's a MagicalGirl series it's very heavy on the sci-fi and seems more like a Franchise/{{Gundam}} series.series--intentionally, after one of the writers noticed that Nanoha's Barrier Jacket made her look like a moe Gundam. Later installments take away the MagicalGirl elements making it much more obviously aimed at men.



* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' is another seinen MagicalGirlWarrior series with SliceOfLife elements and a cute art style. It has some fanservice that would be unusual in a series for middle school girls, but it's mostly tame. The series revolves around girls helping people out and has a huge flower motif. [[spoiler:A little over halfway through the series it takes [[CerebusSyndrome turn for the worst]] that gives Madoka a run for its money. The girls are less {{Kid Hero}}es and more ChildSoldier's meant to be sacrifices to the WorldTree in a slow, agonizing manner. One of the characters even attempts suicide on-screen, and it's said she attempted it ''over ten times''.]]

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* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' is another seinen MagicalGirlWarrior series with SliceOfLife elements and a cute art style. It has some fanservice that would be unusual in a series for middle school girls, but it's mostly tame. The series revolves around girls helping people out and has a huge flower motif. [[spoiler:A little over halfway through the series it takes [[CerebusSyndrome turn for the worst]] that gives Madoka a run for its money. The girls are less {{Kid Hero}}es and more ChildSoldier's {{Child Soldier}}s meant to be sacrifices to the WorldTree in a slow, agonizing manner. One of the characters even attempts suicide on-screen, and it's said she attempted it ''over ten times''.]]



* ''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.
* For that matter, Akamatsu's next work after that, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. "Cute 10-year-old boy genius ends up as a teacher at an all-girls middle school" sounds like the premise for a SliceOfLife or RomanticComedy series. Then the first [[BlowYouAway sneeze]] [[ClothingDamage comes]] and you realize it's going to be ''[[{{Fanservice}} that]]'' kind of series. Then you reach volume 4 or so and you realize that it [[GenreShift isn't]]; it's actually a shonen action series (or more accurately, a ''seinen'' action series since the {{fanservice}} never really goes away) that was designed as a HaremAnime comedy for a couple of volumes because Akamatsu had been {{pigeonholed|Director}} by ''Manga/LoveHina'' and needed to disguise his true intent from [[ExecutiveMeddling his editors]].



* Music/MelanieMartinez dresses in sweet lolita-style attire in soft colors. Her voice is sweet sounding and she has songs with names like "Teddy Bear", "Sippy Cup", "Milk And Cookies", and "Dollhouse". She must be kid friendly, right? Nope. For example, "Dollhouse" is about a dysfunctional family trying to kep the facade of a happy family despite the fact the dad cheats, the son uses drugs, and the mom drinks to ignore her husband's infidelity. Even her most PG songs like "Pity Party" are about stuff like having a breakdown because no one came to your birthday party. Most of her songs have heavy amounts of LyricalDissonance.

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* Music/MelanieMartinez dresses in sweet lolita-style attire in soft colors. Her voice is sweet sounding and she has songs with names like "Teddy Bear", "Sippy Cup", "Milk And Cookies", and "Dollhouse". She must be kid friendly, right? Nope. For example, "Dollhouse" is about a dysfunctional family trying to kep keep the facade of a happy family despite the fact the dad cheats, the son uses drugs, and the mom drinks to ignore her husband's infidelity. Even her most PG songs like "Pity Party" are about stuff like having a breakdown because no one came to your birthday party. Most of her songs have heavy amounts of LyricalDissonance.
7th Feb '17 8:25:22 AM InvaderYoukoChan
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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 , 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.



* ''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.

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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!
6th Feb '17 4:23:28 PM TheBigBopper
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Though it's not to say that this show would be inappropriate for your little sister, it's just that it's not specifically intended for little girls to watch. In fact these kinds of shows often have a sizeable [[PeripheryDemographic female]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer fanbase]].

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Though it's That's not to say that this show all such shows would necessarily be inappropriate for your little sister, it's just that it's they're not specifically intended for little girls to watch. In fact these kinds of shows often have a sizeable [[PeripheryDemographic female]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer fanbase]].
8th Jan '17 2:17:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* When you first hear that ''Kiss Players'' is about Franchise/{{Transformers}} powering up by getting a kiss from a human girl, you might think that the series is aimed at young girls. But then when you see the [[FreudWasRight blatant, unrelenting sexual imagery]], you think different.

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* When you first hear that ''Kiss Players'' is about Franchise/{{Transformers}} powering up by getting a kiss from a human girl, you might think that the series is aimed at young girls. But then when you see the [[FreudWasRight blatant, unrelenting sexual imagery]], imagery, you think different.
22nd Dec '16 8:47:51 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denpa_song Denpa Song]] in general is this trope as a musical style. Sickeningly cutesy vocals, ultra happy melodies, and high BPM are all staples of the genre, making it seem like the target audience is young girls, but with a few exceptions like the above mentioned Kyun Kyun Panic and some songs from VideoGame/PriPara, denpa is made by and for adults in the otaku subculture, and some contain lyrics inappropriate for kids. And, unfortunately, some even have [[{{Lolicon}} inappropriate lyrics about kids.]] There is of course some crossover appeal, especially with more mainstream acts like dempagumi.inc.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denpa_song Denpa Song]] in general is this trope as a musical style. Sickeningly cutesy vocals, ultra happy melodies, and high BPM are all staples of the genre, style, making it seem like the target audience is young girls, but with a few exceptions like the above mentioned Kyun Kyun Panic and some songs from VideoGame/PriPara, denpa is made by and for adults in the otaku subculture, and some contain lyrics inappropriate for kids. And, unfortunately, some even have [[{{Lolicon}} inappropriate lyrics about kids.]] There is of course some crossover appeal, especially with more mainstream acts like dempagumi.inc.
22nd Dec '16 8:35:00 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denpa_song Denpa Song]] in general is this trope as a musical style. Sickeningly cutesy vocals, ultra happy melodies, and high BPM are all staples of the genre, making it seem like the target audience is young girls, but with a few exceptions like the above mentioned Kyun Kyun Panic and some songs from PriPara, denpa is made by and for adults in the otaku subculture, and some contain lyrics inappropriate for kids. [[{{Lolicon}} And even inappropriate lyrics about kids.]]

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denpa_song Denpa Song]] in general is this trope as a musical style. Sickeningly cutesy vocals, ultra happy melodies, and high BPM are all staples of the genre, making it seem like the target audience is young girls, but with a few exceptions like the above mentioned Kyun Kyun Panic and some songs from PriPara, VideoGame/PriPara, denpa is made by and for adults in the otaku subculture, and some contain lyrics inappropriate for kids. And, unfortunately, some even have [[{{Lolicon}} And even inappropriate lyrics about kids.]]]] There is of course some crossover appeal, especially with more mainstream acts like dempagumi.inc.
22nd Dec '16 8:29:34 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denpa_song Denpa Song]] in general is this trope as a musical style. Sickeningly cutesy vocals, ultra happy melodies, and high BPM are all staples of the genre, making it seem like the target audience is young girls, but with a few exceptions like the above mentioned Kyun Kyun Panic and some songs from PriPara, denpa is made by and for adults in the otaku subculture.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denpa_song Denpa Song]] in general is this trope as a musical style. Sickeningly cutesy vocals, ultra happy melodies, and high BPM are all staples of the genre, making it seem like the target audience is young girls, but with a few exceptions like the above mentioned Kyun Kyun Panic and some songs from PriPara, denpa is made by and for adults in the otaku subculture. subculture, and some contain lyrics inappropriate for kids. [[{{Lolicon}} And even inappropriate lyrics about kids.]]
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