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The [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the EstrogenBrigade, the Testosterone Brigade is an enclave of male fans within a traditionally female-dominated (or at least gender-neutral) {{fandom}}. While they dislike the FemaleGaze or the MrFanservice, it's very likely that they were pulled into the series in the first place because of a female character. Depending on the series, they may view it as a GuiltyPleasure due to the number of female fans. Occasionally, as with an EstrogenBrigade, [[FanDumb both sides will butt heads over largely superficial issues]], with buckets of opposite-sex awkwardness, which can get defensive. It should also be noted that not all male fans within such a fandom are necessarily of the Testosterone Brigade.

A Testosterone Brigade is easily attracted by hints of [[HoYay Les Yay]] or by {{fanservice}} from main characters. See also MultipleDemographicAppeal, GuiltyPleasure, BestKnownForTheFanservice. When the creators of a work acknowledge this demographic and make a "girly" show that's actually aimed at men, then you've got a JiggleShow or the trope WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Most male fans of ''Manga/MaidSama'' like it because of Misaki Ayuzawa, the female lead, and her dynamics with Takumi Usui, the male lead.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has a ton of male fans, but mostly because of the story/characters.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon''. While it is primarily a shoujo anime, it has quite a bit of a male following as well, with all the Sailor Senshi being really hot, kickass {{action girl}}s. There are Testosterone Brigades for approximately all ten of the female leads.
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' is also one, similar to the aforementioned Sailor Moon, has a large male fanbase in Japan, it has plenty of kickass {{action girl}}s and fight scenes, what sets it apart is its sheer amounts of [[GoodOldFisticuffs in-your-face fist fights]] and NoHoldsBarredBeatDown, for a ''shoujo'' anime. It helps that it was produced by Toei, the same company behind ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and the above mentioned ''Sailor Moon''.
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' is a josei, but it has its loyal male fans.
* Part of ''Manga/WatashiNiXXShinasai'''s appeal is that Yukina is a really hot, unusually busty, smart and independent girl who likes to take the lead. Guys really dig that.
* While the YaoiFangirl is a common stereotype of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fandom, there ''are'' male fans who are attracted to either the history, characterizations or the female Nations.[[note]]or the HoYay.[[/note]] Somehow ironic considering it was originally [[{{Seinen}} intended for adult men]].
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
** Though the article says it is rare, it has a substantial male following for two main reasons -- [[RuleOfFunny it's very funny]], and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Haruhi]] is [[{{Moe}} cute]].
** There's an in-show EstrogenBrigade for each and every male character, as well as an IRL one.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is nominally intended to be a Shoujo Series, but has many male fans as well, due its complex plot (it is oftenly compared with ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' for a reason, after all) and also the LesYay subtext.
* Perhaps not so much in the United States, but in Japan and Latin America ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' was surprisingly popular among male viewers, being considered the most successful MagicalGirl series since ''Anime/SailorMoon''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF40G7x3J-w There was even a fan-made live action opening made in Japan]] (Please notice how said opening was played entirely by ''men''.)
* Most of the Creator/{{CLAMP}} fandom. It helps that CLAMP is basically one EstrogenBrigade themselves.
* Speaking of CLAMP, ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is also worth mentioning: While technically speaking is a [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] series, the dark and violent nature of the plot could made it to be easily mistaken by {{Seinen}}. Also, the many religious/ apocalyptic elements of the story made it popular among viewers who are into stuff like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* Similarly, other dark {{Shoujo|Demographic}} and {{Josei}} works like ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' or ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' are well liked by male anime fans who usually mistook them with {{Seinen}}.
* And in the case of the light-hearted {{Josei}} ''Manga/BunnyDrop'', the anime adaptation is well liked among male viewers simply because they find the story to be incredibly adorable and heartwarming.


[[folder: Film -- Animated ]]

* What male fans exist of the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Disney's Tinkerbell]]'' movies tend to be a Testosterone Brigade, as there is a surprising amount of {{fanservice}} in the films.
* The Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es in general, especially those from [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation the Disney Renaissance]]. It's been joked that they helped usher an entire generation of adolescent boys into puberty in TheNineties.
** This is invoked in the first ''Film/AmericanPie'' with Jim gushing over how hot Ariel is (a sentiment Norm Peterson shared years before in an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and Joey Tribbiani shared years later in a late episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'').
** Also invoked in an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when the girls get a Disney Princess makeover at Disneyland. When Penny walks into Leonard's apartment he immediately drops his pants after seeing her dressed as Aurora. Howard does pretty much the same thing. Poor Amy fails to get Sheldon's attention.
** One Disney Princess in particular worth mentioning is Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', who, despite being a queen and not a princess like her contemporaries, has become probably the most famous animated sex symbol since Jessica Rabbit due to her long blonde hair, clingy outfit, and SexyWalk. It helps that Elsa's and Jessica's dresses [[VaporWear have]] [[ShesGotLegs similarities]]. Yes, there are ''definitely'' a lot of Elsa fanboys on the internet. This is also the character that made a name for cosplayer Anna Faith Carlson, just for being a really accurate cosplay of Elsa!


[[folder: Film -- Live-Action ]]

* The ''Film/BringItOn'' movies. For the women that they were aimed at, they're about cheerleading as SeriousBusiness. For men, they're about seeing Creator/ElizaDushku, Creator/KirstenDunst, Christina Milian, Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Ashley Benson, and a whole bunch of other good-looking young women in [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleading uniforms]]. Amusingly, one of the TV spots for the original film even intentionally invoked this.
* ''Film/MeanGirls''. While written by [[Creator/TinaFey a woman]] and marketed heavily to teen girls, it was released at the height of Creator/LindsayLohan's [[HollywoodHypeMachine "it girl"]] popularity, and features Lohan and a number of other young women (specifically, [[SheIsAllGrownUp former]] ''Series/PartyOfFive'' star Creator/LaceyChabert and then-unknowns Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/AmandaSeyfried) in provocative dress throughout. It's no surprise that a lot of guys watch it for the hot high school chicks. The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original version]] of the film (the script for which can be read [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/mean_girls.pdf here]]) was more explicitly targeted at both men and women. As originally written, ''Mean Girls'' was a hard-R sex comedy that {{homage}}d films like ''Film/{{Porkys}}'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'', filled with innuendos, drug references, and topless scenes from Regina and Karen; creator Creator/TinaFey said she originally envisioned it as having "wall-to-wall titties." It was {{Bowdlerise}}d after Lohan was cast as the lead (she was [[ContractualPurity still considered family-friendly then]]), and traces of this still show up in the final film.
* This is basically the point of the article [[http://www.filmjunk.com/2009/02/06/top-10-chick-flicks-that-men-secretly-love/ Top 10 Chick Flicks That Men Secretly Love]].
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'', despite (or perhaps [[AmazonChaser because of]]) it being a particularly girl-powered film with a very feminist slant, gets quite a lot of this. Part of it has to do with the action and [[DeadlyGame the premise]] and the deep political and social commentary, but the pre-Games scenes also heavily feature Creator/JenniferLawrence looking drop-dead gorgeous, while ''Catching Fire'' has her in a form-fitting wetsuit for the Games as well. ''Catching Fire'' also adds Creator/JenaMalone, most notably her [[EstablishingCharacterMoment elevator scene]]. Did we mention how hot Creator/JenniferLawrence is?
* ''Film/TheBlingRing'' is almost an entirely female-centred story, with teenage girls robbing celebrities' clothes and jewellery. The only prominent male character is also gay. But all four female leads - including Creator/EmmaWatson - are continually done up to the nines, walking around in sexy outfits and showing off their beauty. Marketing even centred around Emma Watson on {{Fanservice}} duty, abusing one shot of a seductive tongue roll for advertisements.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'', as well as any of the other ''Top Model'' shows, have enough FetishFuel and {{Fanservice}} to attract male viewers.
* ''Series/ProjectRunway'' to a much lesser degree, but it still has hot girls and sexy moments.
* ''Series/TheLWord'', as was inevitable for a show about a bunch of [[LipstickLesbian very good-looking]] [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbians]]. It pandered generously to straight males through extensive sex scenes, making one of the girls bisexual (which ensured ''at least'' some scenes would include a straight guy), featuring mainly straight guys in the supporting cast, and reducing gay guys to extras. Series creator Ilene Chaiken publicly claimed that the show would never have been made if it hadn't also brought in a male audience.
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity''. It's a show about [[MsFanservice four sexy]] [[ChristmasCake older women]] who like to [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex have sex]] and talk about it -- and this being {{Creator/HBO}}, they don't cut away from the nudity. (Out of the four main cast, Creator/SarahJessicaParker was the only one who had a no-nudity clause and didn't have to bare her naughty bits for the show -- and perhaps not coincidentally, she's also the one who is most frequently called [[HollywoodHomely "ugly"]] in lads' mags and gossip blogs.) While its male fanbase is often stereotyped as being [[FagHag composed primarily of]] CampGay men who watch it for the fashion, during its prime it also had a very large contingent of straight male fans, as it featured a ton of female skin and enough of the male perspective (at times) to occupy straight men's interest.
* The same could be said of ''Series/TrueBlood'' and other female-targeted {{Creator/HBO}} shows, for much the same reason (plus this one doesn't exactly skimp on the gore and violence). Jessica (part-time MagicalGirlfriend, full-time CuteMonsterGirl) seems to have been created specifically so straight guys would have a character to gush over.
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives''. Its description on this wiki even describes it as "not a porn mag, but a US TV drama." At the height of its popularity, Creator/{{ABC}} even ran an ad with a guy admitting he watched itů and (unconvincingly) claiming that it was [[IReadItForTheArticles for the story]]. Riiight.
* Creator/VH1's ''Single Ladies'', for many of the same reasons as ''Series/SexAndTheCity''.
* A very, ''very'' frequent occurrence with [[TeenDrama teen-]] and [[KidCom tween-oriented]] shows, especially American and Australian ones. (And if any British tropers feel the UK is an exception, one word: ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}''.) The lead actresses are often meant to be viewed by such shows' young female fans as the type of people that they [[WishFulfillment wish they were]]... which includes looking gorgeous. Not surprisingly, appearances in fashion magazines and (for shows that skew a bit older) [[PublicExposure men's magazines]] are frequent for the stars of these shows, while those under the age of 18 may find themselves subject to some [[TheJailBaitWait fairly creepy gushing]].
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', being aimed at girls, has an amazingly high amount of good-looking males in the cast. It also has an amazingly high amount of good-looking ''females'' in the cast (Creator/TroianBellisario, Creator/AshleyBenson, Creator/LucyHale, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish, Sasha Pieterse, Tammin Sursok...), a trait shared with most of its fellow Warner/Alloy series like ''Literature/GossipGirl'' (which featured Creator/BlakeLively, Leighton Meester, and a young Creator/TaylorMomsen) and ''Series/TheLyingGame'' (Alexandra Chando, Alice Greczyn, Charisma Carpenter, Kirsten Prout in season 1).
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' featured a cast made up of some of the hottest young actresses on the planet. While still aimed mostly at fellow teenage girls, Creator/LizGillies, Music/VictoriaJustice, Creator/DaniellaMonet, and Music/ArianaGrande attract a huge amount of interest from guys (and in the latter's case, her music career is only making it grow faster). Precursor show ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' also developed one of these once Creator/MirandaCosgrove and Creator/JennetteMcCurdy [[SheIsAllGrownUp grew up]] in the last few seasons, as did the short-lived {{crossover}} {{spinoff}} ''Series/SamAndCat'' with [=McCurdy=] and Grande. More Nickelodeon examples, like Kira Kosarin of ''Series/TheThundermans'', Brec Bassinger of ''Series/BellaAndTheBulldogs'', and Jade Pettyjohn of ''Series/SchoolOfRock'' followed afterwards.
* The Creator/DisneyChannel, being a veritable TeenIdol machine that employs a lot of attractive young people (see the point above about teen shows), often winds up with this no matter how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] and kid-friendly they make their shows. Some (of-age) Disney stars, past and present, that attract this include Music/SelenaGomez of ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', Music/DemiLovato of ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'', Creator/BridgitMendler of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'', Music/MileyCyrus of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Creator/HilaryDuff of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', Creator/DebbyRyan and Creator/PeytonRList of ''Series/{{Jessie}}'', Creator/LauraMarano of ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Creator/DoveCameron of ''Series/LivAndMaddie'', Creator/BellaThorne and Creator/ZendayaColeman in ''Series/ShakeItUp'', Zendaya again (plus Veronica Dunne) in ''Series/KCUndercover'', and Lauren Taylor of ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''. (Proving how old this trope is, it goes right back to when Disney ''began'' in TV (Through ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'') - as demonstrated and proved by Annette Funicello.)
** Disney XD shows, while actually targeted towards boys, also apply, such as Caitlyn Taylor Love from ''Series/ImInTheBand'' (which carried over to another Disney XD show, ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderman'', where she portrays Ava Ayala/White Tiger, and the effect is still the same), Creator/OliviaHolt on ''Series/KickinIt'' (which carried over to Disney Channel's ''Series/IDidntDoIt'' while adding Creator/PiperCurda to the mix), Kelli Berglund from ''Series/LabRats'', Oana Gregory from ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' (Landry Bender never really got hers until ''Best Friends Whenever''), and Paris Berelc and, even though they're not part of the main cast, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Brooke Sorenson from ''Series/MightyMed''. Kelli and Paris also carry theirs over to ''Series/LabRatsEliteForce''.
* As badly as Netflix's entries to the KidCom market, ''Richie Rich'' and ''Some Assembly Required'', were received (although [[AmericansHateTingle the latter is still well-respected in its native Canada]]), that didn't stop them from receiving testosterone brigades. The former is centered on Brooke Wexler and the aforementioned Lauren Taylor; Jenna Ortega, the other female on the show, is still a little too young to apply. As far as the latter goes, while Charlie Storwick isn't without her fanboys, it still pales in comparison to Sydney Scotia's (which is shown in-universe in the "Cupid's Bow" episode).
* The producers of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' tried to invoke this around the fifth season and so made sure the actresses' clothing was as sexy as possible. They also created plenty of episode plots where the sisters would be transformed into various magical creatures that required a different skimpy outfit. Creator/AlyssaMilano got the worst of it; a common joke was that her belly button deserved its own billing in the opening credits. (In fairness, a series with Shannen Doherty, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/HollyMarieCombs, and Alyssa Milano was always going to have this.) Season 8 adds the beautiful Kaley Cuoco to the line-up as well.
* For more than a few male viewers, Creator/HaydenPanettiere is the primary/only reason to watch ''Series/{{Nashville}}''. (And, it has to be said, ''Series/{{Heroes}}.'')
* ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' attracted this around its second season, when its three lead actresses had noticeably gotten older. It's a show about three teenage mermaids, all played by very beautiful actresses. As it's set in Australia, there are plenty of episodes featuring the girls in bikinis or walking around in short-shorts. Plus rather a lot of episodes revolve around parties, so the three leads are often dolled up. Interestingly enough the show doesn't feature that much male {{Fanservice}}, with Lewis only getting a couple of [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] (at least until [[MrFanservice Will comes along]]). Both this show and the trope did help make Creator/ClaireHolt and Creator/PhoebeTonkin [[StarMakingRole make it to the worldwide mainstream]] when they were brought over to ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and ''Series/TheOriginals''.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' in the same vein as ''Mean Girls'' is about elite high school girls and features a lot of cattiness and girl-oriented stories. But the fact that it's two leads are the fantastically beautiful Creator/BlakeLively and Creator/LeightonMeester, and later on Jessica Szohr and numerous stunningly pretty guest stars - and the camera [[MaleGaze letting you experience their beauty to its full extent]] - gave plenty of straight men opportunities to tune in.


[[folder: Magazines ]]

* Female fashion magazines and general female magazines feature enough sexily dressed women (especially in the ads) and attractive female celebrities to attract straight men who usually won't admit to flipping through them to ogle all the hot women in them.
* ''Allure'' has its own yearly "Nude" issue, that has featured Kaley Cuoco, Bridget Moynahan, and Music/AshleyTisdale to name a few, that feature tasteful nude pictures of females. This alone is justification for a straight man to flip through it.


[[folder: Music ]]

* This has been the rule for most female pop/R&B {{idol singer}}s and {{girl group}}s within the last 30 years. The girls come for the music, the boys [[StealthPun come]] for the ladies singing it. Oftentimes, female musicians go for HotterAndSexier images (or have it [[MusicIsPolitics pushed onto them]]) specifically to invoke this.
* Music/KateBush has a ''very'' large Testosterone Brigade among her fanbase.
* Female-fronted symphonic metal bands such as Music/{{Nightwish}}, Music/{{Epica}} and Music/AfterForever. While metal music as a whole already has a very large male following (and an EstrogenBrigade), a good number of these bands' fans are listening and going to concerts for a bit more than just the music.
* Music/TheWiggles are one of the very few children's music groups to sometimes include attractive female dancers in some of their videos, thus catering a bit to the fathers out there stuck watching the videos. Dads tend to be fans for that.


[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* Female wrestlers in general are a case of attempts to exploit this trope working to the detriment of the medium. In many cases, pro wrestling companies, recognizing that many guys were watching the women's matches for the sexy catfights, have dropped all pretense of their women's divisions being about athletic competition in order to use them to supply as much [[{{Fanservice}} cheesecake]] as possible. This, however, turns off many fans who had been watching because they were legitimately interested in the matches. It's telling that the most celebrated female wrestlers, past and present, among the IWC are those who were genuine {{Action Girl}}s rather than just models hired to look the part.
** {{Wrestling/Lita}} is an interesting case. She became popular with young girls because of her OneOfUs image (she was a LadEtte). She also became popular with boys because of that as well. In addition to that, boys also were turned on by the fact that she had her thong on display and removed her top in several matches.
** Wrestling/TrishStratus was a similar case too; the majority of fans fell in love with her stunning looks ([[EvenTheGirlsWantHer male and female]]) but along the way earned numerous amounts of respect for her desire to improve. So in Trish's case, the fans came for her beauty and stayed for the wrestling.
** Wrestling/MickieJames got over big time with men due to her [[PsychoLesbian lesbian stalker gimmick]] in which she would [[GirlOnGirlIsHot kiss women]] and in one instance [[CanonDiscontinuity grabbed Trish's privates and seductively licked her fingers afterwards]] getting an earth-shattering pop for it. Even after abandoning those characteristics, she still remains popular due to her sex appeal, GirlNextDoor nature and the fact that she, like Trish, can actually wrestle.
** {{Wrestling/Paige}} represents a similar case of trying to cultivate a OneOfUs feel. Without tanning, she adopted a RavenHairIvorySkin appearance, overlapping with UnkemptBeauty - and had fans in the palm of her hand. A documentary about her reveals that she was this before she was in WWE too. Her mother said all she had to do was slap her daughter's picture on something and it would sell.
** Most Diva fans hated Wrestling/MariaKanellis during her WWE run (she was an AcceptableTarget on ''Website/DivaDirt'' for a long time). Male fans loved her, [[MsFanservice for obvious reasons]].
* ''Series/TotalDivas'' has a ''huge'' male fanbase. Producers likely had this trope in mind - which is probably why wherever the Divas go, they always have perfect hair, perfect make-up and flattering clothes. Various episodes feature the girls going on vacations (getting them into bikinis) and even multiple appearances by a sex therapist. The show draws roughly a million viewers every week and not all of them are women.


[[folder: Sports ]]

* Race car driver Danica Patrick, who has parlayed her Testosterone Brigade into both a UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} career and modeling work. She's a damn good racer, making the pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500, leading laps and finishing eighth (highest finish by a female in a Sprint Cup race so far) there, as well as a good 12th place finish at Martinsville, but most people seem to best know her for her [=GoDaddy=] ads.
* The strange case of high school pole vaulter [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/28/AR2007052801370.html Alison Stokke]].
* The [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] women's field hockey team at the 2012 UsefulNotes/{{London}} UsefulNotes/{{Olympic|Games}}s have [[http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/dutch-field-hockey-popular-reasons-beyond-field-hockey-232321640--oly.html developed one of these]].


[[folder: Stores ]]

* This was the genius of the lingerie chain Victoria's Secret (and [[FollowTheLeader its many imitators]]). Instead of only selling their products through brick-and-mortar shops, they did it through a catalogue, allowing men to shop for lingerie for the wives without the embarrassment of being seen doing so at a store. Even after the company got bought out by The Limited and focused more on selling directly to women, their catalogues were still very popular with men. To this day, Victoria's Secret stores have scads of pictures of half-naked women in the windows to get men into the store, they sponsor {{burlesque}} fashion shows that are aimed as much at men as women, and their models (known as "Angels") are regular features of men's magazines.


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'': A cartoon heavily influenced by [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] anime, which only needed two short episodes to become one of the most popular animations from Cartoon Hangover, along with ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'', which seems to be well liked by male viewers who enjoy stuff like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Considering that it was created by [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Natasha_Allegri an artist from that series]] this isn´t very surprising.
* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' has a diverse following that the creators actively nod to, complete with scads and scads of ShoutOuts. The following has been likened to that for My Little Pony, even spurring the epithet "Brobies", but "Dreamhousers" (as they prefer to be called) reject the comparison.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* {{Otome Game}}s tend to have a pretty wide Testosterone Brigade, since while there are plenty of pretty boys to encounter, the ''heroine'' will be just as beautiful, if not more. Her interactions with the boys can endear her to the male audience, and if there is an H-scene in the game, [[MsFanservice it is likely to be focused on her.]] One particular poll for ''VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome'' put its heroine in the top 10 most popular characters, with a quote from one of the voters asking why she wasn't dateable like everyone else.
* Like how its [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster sister series]] can attract [[EstrogenBrigade the other way around]], ''VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM'' has quite the Brigade of its own. The great music, interactions, and wide range of character types have drawn in male players from previous installments, and for [[LGBTFanbase those of a different persuasion]], it helps that there's a sizeable amount of eye candy in the cast.
* ''VideoGame/ToukenRanbu'', due to its heavy action focus and JidaiGeki setting. It even proved popular enough to have a couple manga published in Shonen magazines and a completely [[Anime/KatsugekiToukenRanbu action-packed adaptation]] made for the male audience to get into as well.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* When a show is packed with as much FanService as ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', it's bound to pick up a lot of male fans along the way.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as evidenced by the kind of fanart showing up on Website/DeviantArt and the abundance of {{Dark Fic}}s.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The famous "Brony" fanbase is a rare example that ''doesn't'' use {{Fanservice}}. (Not for [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom most people]] anyway.) Female Cosplay and Gijinka (personified fanart of not human characters) of the characters invokes different reactions.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Much like the above example, this show garnered a decent male fanbase without resorting to {{Fanservice}}. Many can speculate as to why, but it's probably no small part due to it being one of the few shows with G-rated ass-whooping on Cartoon Network at the time.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' had and has tons of male fans. Part of it is a LGBTFanbase, but many boys watched it for the girls.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRa'', for boys who couldn't quite relate to uber-hunk Prince Adam and his army of beefcakes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''