History PeripheryDemographic / AnimeAndManga

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.
11th May '16 3:32:07 PM 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 and their recent incarnations, including the games and [[Anime/DigimonAdventureTri]] have been marketed towards older teens and adult fans who grew up with the original series.

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* ''Franchise/Digimon'' ''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]] Anime/DigimonAdventureTri have been marketed towards [[AudienceShift older teens and adult fans fans]] who grew up with the original series.
11th May '16 3:26:48 PM 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 and their recent incarnations, including the games and [[Anime/DigimonAdventureTri]] have been marketed towards older teens and adult fans who grew up with the original series.
5th May '16 6:12:47 AM DivineDeath
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** The show has a much larger female audience than you would logically expect from its well-earned fame as one of the goriest, most disturbing stories in existence. This is because its female characters are non-stereotypical, not to mention that it is perhaps one of the few works of fiction that treats [[spoiler:rape]] and its psychological repercussions with realism and, what do you know, respect. And that, as fans will quickly tell you, the main story is based on more universal and epic themes than "tits and gore", infamy be damned.

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** The show has a much larger female audience than you would logically expect from its well-earned fame as one of the goriest, most disturbing stories in existence. This is because its female characters are non-stereotypical, not to mention that it is perhaps one of the few works of fiction that treats [[spoiler:rape]] rape and its psychological repercussions with realism and, what do you know, respect. And that, as fans will quickly tell you, the main story is based on more universal and epic themes than "tits and gore", infamy be damned.
20th Apr '16 11:52:41 PM Nakayama90
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' conversely is aimed at the shonen demographic, but thanks to its dark themes is popular with the seinen demographic. ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' also attracted a strong female audience, mainly due to the number of {{Action Girl}}s with relatable and assertive personalities and numerous {{Bishonen}}s as well (particularly [[EnsembleDarkhorse Levi]]).

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' conversely is aimed at the shonen demographic, but thanks to its dark themes is popular with the seinen demographic. ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' The series has also attracted a strong female audience, mainly due to the number of {{Action Girl}}s with relatable and assertive personalities and numerous {{Bishonen}}s as well (particularly [[EnsembleDarkhorse Levi]]).
4th Feb '16 3:25:02 PM hamza678
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* Many IdolSinger anime aimed at children, such as ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'', ''[[VideoGame/PrettyRhythmAuroraDream Pretty Rhythm]]'' and ''VideoGame/PriPara'' tend to have fans who are grown men that do everything from [[http://kotaku.com/these-gamers-are-not-little-girls-1509706556 hog the arcade games upon which the shows are based]] to [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-P07mXv-0E attending screenings of the film]] in which fans of the shows are encouraged to cheer and sing along with their favorite idols.

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* Many IdolSinger anime aimed at children, such as ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'', ''Anime/{{Aikatsu}}'', ''[[VideoGame/PrettyRhythmAuroraDream Pretty Rhythm]]'' and ''VideoGame/PriPara'' tend to have fans who are grown men that do everything from [[http://kotaku.com/these-gamers-are-not-little-girls-1509706556 hog the arcade games upon which the shows are based]] to [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-P07mXv-0E attending screenings of the film]] in which fans of the shows are encouraged to cheer and sing along with their favorite idols.
2nd Feb '16 7:14:05 PM RAMChYLD
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* Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy: Has a sizable periphery demographic, since it actually resulted in the release of cellphone trinklets, elecronic photo-frames and virtual stickers, none of which are useful to the target demographic.
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