History PeripheryDemographic / AnimeAndManga

19th May '18 7:05:27 PM shatterstar
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Let's see. Attractive male characters? Many prominent, competent and well-written female characters (majority of whom are Action Girl)? Numerous romance subplots? No wonder the show has a large female demographic that typically doesn't follow a mystery shonen

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* Let's see. Attractive male characters? Many prominent, competent and well-written female characters (majority of whom are Action Girl)? Numerous romance subplots? No wonder the show ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has a large female demographic that typically doesn't follow a mystery shonen
19th May '18 7:04:44 PM shatterstar
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* Let's see. Attractive male characters? Many competent and prominent female characters (many of whom are ActionGirl)? Numerous romance subplots? No wonder ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has a large female demographic that typically doesn't follow a mystery shonen.

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* Let's see. Attractive male characters? Many prominent, competent and prominent well-written female characters (many (majority of whom are ActionGirl)? Action Girl)? Numerous romance subplots? No wonder ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' the show has a large female demographic that typically doesn't follow a mystery shonen.shonen
19th May '18 1:07:37 AM shatterstar
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* Let's see. Attractive male characters? Many competent and prominent female characters (many of whom are ActionGirl)? Numerous romance subplots? No wonder ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has a large female demographic that typically doesn't follow mystery.

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* Let's see. Attractive male characters? Many competent and prominent female characters (many of whom are ActionGirl)? Numerous romance subplots? No wonder ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has a large female demographic that typically doesn't follow mystery.a mystery shonen.
19th May '18 1:04:53 AM shatterstar
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* Let's see. Attractive male characters? Many competent and prominent female characters (many of whom are ActionGirl)? Numerous romance subplots? No wonder ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has a large female demographic that typically doesn't follow mystery.
3rd May '18 1:11:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* An anime series of ''Grimms' Fairy Tales'' on [[http://www.youtube.com Youtube]] has developed quite a significant teenaged and young adult fanbase -- the demographic that has outgrown finding HappilyEverAfter satisfying but grown into finding the prince [[RightThroughHisPants climbing out of the princess' bed fully-dressed]] hilarious.

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* An anime series of ''Grimms' Fairy Tales'' ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' on [[http://www.youtube.com Youtube]] has developed quite a significant teenaged and young adult fanbase -- the demographic that has outgrown finding HappilyEverAfter satisfying but grown into finding the prince [[RightThroughHisPants climbing out of the princess' bed fully-dressed]] hilarious.
28th Apr '18 8:20:55 PM Pichu-kun
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** It still does, to the point where Hot Topic is selling male-specific Sailor Moon t-shirts.
** The franchise also has a very large adult female fanbase. It's big enough that a lot of the merchandise for the 20th anniversary revival is ''clearly'' aimed at adult women, with items ranging from expensive makeup sets to Sailor Moon-themed bras and panties. Which makes sense. Given how popular the show was in the early 90's, there's likely a large number of women who fondly remember it from their childhood.

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** It still does, to the point where Hot Topic is selling male-specific Sailor Moon ''Sailor Moon'' t-shirts.
** The franchise also has a very large adult female fanbase. It's big enough that a lot of the merchandise for the 20th anniversary revival is ''clearly'' aimed at adult women, with items ranging from expensive makeup sets to Sailor Moon-themed ''Sailor Moon''-themed bras and panties. Which makes sense. Given how popular the show was in the early 90's, there's likely a large number of women who fondly remember it from their childhood.



* Sports anime and manga like ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'', ''Manga/BigWindup'', and ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' are shonen yet their fandoms consist almost entirely of [[YaoiFangirl screaming fangirls]]'. Actually, pretty much all sports anime and manga is shonen and 9 out of 10 times there will be an all-male cast. Is it any wonder why this genre is the most popular one among female otaku in Japan?

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* Sports anime and manga like ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', ''{{Manga/Eyeshield 21}}'', ''Manga/BigWindup'', and ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' are shonen yet their fandoms consist almost entirely of [[YaoiFangirl screaming fangirls]]'.fangirls]]. Actually, pretty much all sports anime and manga is shonen and 9 out of 10 times there will be an all-male cast. Is it any wonder why this genre is the most popular one among female otaku in Japan?



* Viz recently mentioned that ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is intended for 14-25-year old males. This brought on many laughs from the rather large, [[YaoiFangirl very]] ''[[EstrogenBrigade female]]'' fandom that's formed around it. It's also ''very'' popular with BaraGenre [[ManlyGay Guys]].

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* Viz recently mentioned that ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is intended for 14-25-year old males. This brought on many laughs from the rather large, [[YaoiFangirl very]] ''[[EstrogenBrigade female]]'' fandom that's formed around it. It's also ''very'' popular with BaraGenre [[ManlyGay Guys]].



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is published in magazines aimed for elementary school kids, but its strong sense of character and continuity draws in older readers, especially those nostalgic for the games but got tired of the anime.
** This also applies to the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime itself, although to a lesser extent than the games and (possibly) the manga. This may be because unlike the games and manga, the anime's writers very rarely cater to the PeripheryDemographic itself. Not moving fully into the demographic has indirectly resulted in quite a lot of SeasonalRot examples, unfortunately.
* ''Bakugan'' is a typical MerchandiseDriven Mons anime, generally aimed at 6-11-year-old boys. The character designs of the humans, both [[MrFanservice male]] and [[MsFanservice female]] attract teenagers and 20-somethings who could care less about the story. There are also all manner of adults who buy the figures and cards and have long discussions about the mechanics of the game.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' is published in magazines aimed for elementary school kids, but its strong sense of character and continuity draws in older readers, especially those nostalgic for the games but got tired of the anime.
** * This also applies to the Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself, although to a lesser extent than the games and (possibly) the manga. This may be because unlike the games and manga, the anime's writers very rarely cater to the PeripheryDemographic itself. Not moving fully into the demographic has indirectly resulted in quite a lot of SeasonalRot examples, unfortunately.
* ''Bakugan'' ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' is a typical MerchandiseDriven Mons anime, generally aimed at 6-11-year-old boys. The character designs of the humans, both [[MrFanservice male]] and [[MsFanservice female]] attract teenagers and 20-somethings who could care less about the story. There are also all manner of adults who buy the figures and cards and have long discussions about the mechanics of the game.



* ''Anime/{{Free}}'' or [[FanNickname "Swimming Anime"]] was originally only a 30-second commercial featuring school boys on a swim team. Naturally, [[YaoiFangirl fujoshi]] picked it up immediately and caused tumblr to explode. The news of it becoming a reality in July caused multiple fangasms. Though, it is [[LGBTFanbase popular with men too]] albeit to less an extreme sense.

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* ''Anime/{{Free}}'' or [[FanNickname "Swimming Anime"]] was originally only a 30-second commercial featuring school boys on a swim team. Naturally, [[YaoiFangirl fujoshi]] picked it up immediately and caused tumblr Tumblr to explode. The news of it becoming a reality in July caused multiple fangasms. Though, it is [[LGBTFanbase popular with men too]] albeit to less an extreme sense.



* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a large following of YaoiFangirls. Due to the relationship between Yuri and Victor taking several romantic undertones, culminating in [[spoiler:their kiss and becoming the show's OfficialCouple]], it also gathered a large LGBTFanbase. There are also a lot of straight guys that enjoy the show [[spoiler: due to its portrayal of a romance between the two male leads without relying on BoysLoveTropes]], as well as many real-life professional figure skaters (which is notable since most sports anime and manga rarely gain any kind of following from actual athletes) making the series one of the few attracting a very diverse audience.

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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a large following of YaoiFangirls. Due to the relationship between Yuri and Victor taking several romantic undertones, culminating in [[spoiler:their kiss and becoming the show's OfficialCouple]], it also gathered a large LGBTFanbase. There are also a lot of straight guys that enjoy the show [[spoiler: due to its portrayal of a romance between the two male leads without relying on BoysLoveTropes]], BoysLove tropes]], as well as many real-life professional figure skaters (which is notable since most sports anime and manga rarely gain any kind of following from actual athletes) making the series one of the few attracting a very diverse audience.
21st Apr '18 12:29:35 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is an interesting case, taking the usual Periphery Demographic for MagicalGirl series (16-35 year old men) and creating the series to appeal to them specifically. Even so, there are quite a few younger girls who enjoy it. So the "normal" demographic for MagicalGirl shows is the Periphery Demographic for this one? [[YourHeadASplode *head explodes*]]

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is an interesting case, taking the usual Periphery Demographic for MagicalGirl series (16-35 year old men) and creating the series to appeal to them specifically. Even so, there are quite a few younger girls who enjoy it. So the "normal" demographic for MagicalGirl shows is the Periphery Demographic for this one? [[YourHeadASplode *head explodes*]]
6th Apr '18 8:35:11 PM Oecchi
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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a large following of YaoiFangirls. Due to the relationship between Yuri and Victor taking several romantic undertones, culminating in [[spoiler:their kiss and becoming the show's OfficialCouple]], it also gathered a large LGBTFanbase. There are also a lot of straight guys that enjoy the show [[spoiler: due to its portrayal of a romance between the two male leads without relying on BoysLoveTropes]], making the series one of the few attracting a very diverse audience.

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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a large following of YaoiFangirls. Due to the relationship between Yuri and Victor taking several romantic undertones, culminating in [[spoiler:their kiss and becoming the show's OfficialCouple]], it also gathered a large LGBTFanbase. There are also a lot of straight guys that enjoy the show [[spoiler: due to its portrayal of a romance between the two male leads without relying on BoysLoveTropes]], as well as many real-life professional figure skaters (which is notable since most sports anime and manga rarely gain any kind of following from actual athletes) making the series one of the few attracting a very diverse audience.
5th Apr '18 11:52:29 AM GeheimnisGoth
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** The fact that Grell is {{Transsexual}} helps for some people, particularly trans people looking for representation. Ditto for Haruhi from ''Ouran High School Host Club'' (see below), who comes off as genderfluid (she's more comfortable in masculine clothing, and seems to be pretty indifferent in regards to her own gender).

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** The fact that Grell is {{Transsexual}} {{Transgender}} helps for some people, particularly trans people looking for representation. Ditto for Haruhi from ''Ouran High School Host Club'' (see below), who comes off as genderfluid (she's more comfortable in masculine clothing, and seems to be pretty indifferent in regards to her own gender).
30th Mar '18 6:30:08 AM Assassin-sensei
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* Despite being a shonen series, ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' is often read by both boys and girls in the ''kodomo'' demographic in America - the series has appeared on many recommendation lists for young children, elementary and middle school libraries, and the kids' section of most public libraries.
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