I was strolling around the wiki and stumbled across Rated M for Manly
, where I wondered how do we precisely draw the line between this and Testosterone Poisoning
. The impression I get is that it covers both dumb manliness to works with "manly" (dramatics traditionally appealing to men) elements. The article notes that it's "played seriously" rather than for laughs.
It's rather weird that we lump works as different as Ashita no Joe
with Gurren Lagann
(which has an enormous portion of nattery materials referencing shades and drills) or Cracked
's Max Fightmaster. To draw a parallel with the concept of "awesome": there's "awesome" like Hannibal's strategy at the Battle of Cannae, there's "awesome" like a ninja T-Rex wrestling Jimmy Page.
Maybe it's meant to be a wide trope, but I just thought that probably it can be more specific. As it is it seems like a rather vague concept that can be used to pimp certain works.
edited 25th Jul '11 10:21:16 AM by Catalogue