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1st Dec '16 2:10:53 PM Hheavn
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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a large following of YaoiFangirls. Due to the relationship between Yuuri and Victor take several romantic undertones, culminating in [[spoiler:their kiss and becoming the show's OfficialCouple]], it also gathered a large LGBTFanbase. There are though several straight guys that do enjoy the show.

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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a large following of YaoiFangirls. Due to the relationship between Yuuri and Victor take taking several romantic undertones, culminating in [[spoiler:their kiss and becoming the show's OfficialCouple]], it also gathered a large LGBTFanbase. There are though several also a lot of straight guys that do enjoy the show.
show, making the series one of the few attracting a very diverse audience.
27th Nov '16 3:09:05 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a large following of YaoiFangirls. Due to the relationship between Yuuri and Victor take several romantic undertones, culminating in [[spoiler:their kiss and becoming the show's OfficialCouple]], it also gathered a large LGBTFanbase. There are though several straight guys that do enjoy the show.
22nd Oct '16 6:55:47 PM BlueGuy
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' sometimes attracts the attention of classic rock fans who are not normally into anime or manga, due naming many of its characters after classic rock songs or musicians (although more modern rock, rap, and pop music is also referenced later). Unfortunately, a lot of these references are omitted in the English translations, due to fear of copyright infringement lawsuits, but it's easy to do a quick Google search and see what the original name was supposed to be.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' sometimes attracts the attention of classic rock fans who are not normally into anime or manga, due naming many of its characters after classic rock songs or musicians (although more modern rock, rap, and pop music is also referenced later). Unfortunately, a lot of these references are omitted in the English translations, due to fear of copyright infringement lawsuits, but it's easy to do a quick Google search and see what the original name was supposed to be.
24th Aug '16 10:16:09 AM SewerWalrus
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* ''Manga/TheDisastrousLifeOfSaikiK'' is published on ''Weekly [[ShonenDemographic Shonen]] Jump'', but it's more popular with older girls. Shueisha even had the author to create an original special chapter for publication in the {{Josei}} magazine ''Cocohana'' as a way for advertisement.
** The morning four minutes anime adaptation is aimed at an even younger crowd, but according a [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/06/09/japanese-fans-pick-their-most-anticipated-summer-2016-anime poll run by the Japanese site Charapedia]] it was the most highly anticipated Summer2016Anime between the female voters, ranking 3rd in the overall rank even though it was not even in the top 10 between male voters. The nightly broadcast of twenty minutes compilation episodes with a more serious opening theme is probably geared towards this public.
20th Aug '16 8:24:55 AM BoyNinja
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** 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. Despite this, [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]] for the early seasons of the anime tends to be very strong (partly due to PopCulturalOsmosis), and many people just enjoy the anime for what it is. This led to the creation of the series' action-oriented Mega Evolution Specials, which star an older protagonist and seem to be [[PanderingToTheBase made to appease older fans]], giving them the same kind of universal appeal as the games.

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** 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. Despite this, [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgia]] for Not moving fully into the early seasons demographic has indirectly resulted in quite a lot of the anime tends to be very strong (partly due to PopCulturalOsmosis), and many people just enjoy the anime for what it is. This led to the creation of the series' action-oriented Mega Evolution Specials, which star an older protagonist and seem to be [[PanderingToTheBase made to appease older fans]], giving them the same kind of universal appeal as the games.SeasonalRot examples, unfortunately.
26th Jul '16 12:46:01 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Some of the Asian countries with a substantial Keroro fanbase actually have mandatory national service, like Taiwan and Singapore. Do the math on that, and you've got a generation of otaku fanboys who have served in the army - rather like Keroro himself.
7th Jun '16 7:48:01 AM BulletproofLlama
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' originally started out as a boys' alternative to Tamagotchi, but over the years has gained a very large teenage and adult fanbase of both genders, with [[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]] being a fan favorite among this audience due to its [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and edgier]] storyline. Bandai and Toei seemed to take notice of this after the franchise's popularity with kids started to fade and their recent incarnations, including the games and Anime/DigimonAdventureTri have been marketed towards [[AudienceShift older teens and adult fans]] who grew up with the original series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' originally started out as a boys' alternative to Tamagotchi, but over the years has gained a very large massive teenage and adult fanbase of both genders, with thanks to the anime's strong and clever writing. [[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]] being is a common fan favorite among this audience due to its [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and edgier]] storyline. storyline.
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Bandai and Toei seemed to take notice of this after the franchise's popularity with kids started to fade and their recent incarnations, including the games and Anime/DigimonAdventureTri have been marketed towards [[AudienceShift older teens and adult fans]] who grew up with the original series.
1st Jun '16 9:35:09 AM Willbyr
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* In another strange example, the "main target" of ''Anime/PrettyCure'' is said to be females ages 4-12... and males ages 16-35. It's telling that the director of the original series, ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', has ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' on his resume. There's also blatant {{Yuri}} subtext between the two main characters that would [[ParentalBonus go over the heads]] of younger viewers.

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* In another strange example, the "main target" of ''Anime/PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' is said to be females ages 4-12... and males ages 16-35. It's telling that the director of the original series, ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', has ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' on his resume. There's also blatant {{Yuri}} subtext between the two main characters that would [[ParentalBonus go over the heads]] of younger viewers.



* This is hugely influential in anime/manga as they are today, since it led to the creation of genres such "[[ImprobablyFemaleCast the all female cast]]," "magical girlfriend," and even "harem" (which accounts for more 70-80% of all anime/manga today). A large female cast and the "Magical Girl" genre were originally meant to appeal to girls, giving them characters to relate to, but companies soon found out that there was a large young-adult to middle age virgin men demographics who got off on this kind of stuff. The {{Sailor Moon}} and {{Pretty Cure}} series are two of the most influential.

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* This is hugely influential in anime/manga as they are today, since it led to the creation of genres such "[[ImprobablyFemaleCast the all female cast]]," "magical girlfriend," and even "harem" (which accounts for more 70-80% of all anime/manga today). A large female cast and the "Magical Girl" genre were originally meant to appeal to girls, giving them characters to relate to, but companies soon found out that there was a large young-adult to middle age virgin men demographics who got off on this kind of stuff. The {{Sailor Moon}} ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and {{Pretty Cure}} ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series are two of the most influential.


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27th May '16 2:15:30 PM BulletproofLlama
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' originally started out as a boys' alternative to Tamagotchi, but has gained a very large teenage and adult fanbase of both genders, with [[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]] being a fan favorite among this audience due to its [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and edgier]] storyline. Bandai and Toei seem to have taken notice of this after the franchise's popularity with kids started to fade and their recent incarnations, including the games and Anime/DigimonAdventureTri have been marketed towards [[AudienceShift older teens and adult fans]] who grew up with the original series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' originally started out as a boys' alternative to Tamagotchi, but over the years has gained a very large teenage and adult fanbase of both genders, with [[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]] being a fan favorite among this audience due to its [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and edgier]] storyline. Bandai and Toei seem seemed to have taken take notice of this after the franchise's popularity with kids started to fade and their recent incarnations, including the games and Anime/DigimonAdventureTri have been marketed towards [[AudienceShift older teens and adult fans]] who grew up with the original series.
17th May '16 10:54:02 AM BulletproofLlama
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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has a very large teenage and adult fanbase, with [[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]] being a fan favorite among this audience due to its [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and edgier]] storyline. Bandai and Toei seem to have taken notice of this and their recent incarnations, including the games and Anime/DigimonAdventureTri have been marketed towards [[AudienceShift older teens and adult fans]] who grew up with the original series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' originally started out as a boys' alternative to Tamagotchi, but has gained a very large teenage and adult fanbase, fanbase of both genders, with [[Anime/DigimonTamers Tamers]] being a fan favorite among this audience due to its [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and edgier]] storyline. Bandai and Toei seem to have taken notice of this after the franchise's popularity with kids started to fade and their recent incarnations, including the games and Anime/DigimonAdventureTri have been marketed towards [[AudienceShift older teens and adult fans]] who grew up with the original series.
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