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03-29-2005, 08:51 AM
I'm starting to get worried... I seem to enjoy the girly animes and mangas such as chobits and love hina and the likes more than I do other kinds of anime such as cowboy bepop. Yes they have some pretty pervy humour and pretty girlies (if you like you ladies fictional and googly eyed) but the romancey stuffs if what keeps me hooked, and to be honest thats scary to admit for a guy like me.
Easter weekend for me consisted of watching love hina back to back up until the spring special... :eek2: not once.... twice! the same thing happened sometime last year.
...now I'm looking for something else to sink my teeth into. Any girly recomendations for a weirdo?
I really should spend my wages on something useful like driving lessons or junk food.
03-29-2005, 09:55 AM
I dont' think Chobits and Love Hina are considered Shoujo manga at all. Love Hina is a harem manga, and that's like one of the defining characteristics of Shounen. Chobits has extreme fanservice, usually manga/anime geared mainly towards girls doesn't have any or very few scenes of fanservice. Again, Chobits is geared more towards the male audience.
I think a majority of shoujo manga has the female as the main character, and while the main male lead is as prominent and shares probably just as much screen time as the female lead, the story is told through the female character's point of view, as opposed to the male's.
That's a pretty rough generalization, and there are exceptions, but I think generally that's a good way to tell whether a manga is geared towards girls or guys.
If you're really interested in checking out some good shoujo titles, I've heard that Full Moon Wo Sagashite is spectacular. Mars is supposed to be a top Shoujo title too. Fushigi Yuugi is a pretty classic shoujo/fantasy and if you're willing to brave it Juuni Kokki is a very good fantasy/shoujo, not to mention probably one of THE best anime to come out within the last 20 years (yes, IMO it crushes EVA and many other great classics and great new animes, haven't watched Bebop yet so can't compare it to that =/. Too bad there was no publicity for it so not many people know about it).
I'm sure other people can do better recommendations that me though, but this is just to get you started.
03-29-2005, 12:50 PM
maybe your just a faggit
03-29-2005, 01:18 PM
speeling is gud!
03-29-2005, 01:45 PM
Goddamn mofo, that cracked me up! I was actually laughing out loud for 15 seconds or so. The abruptness was brilliant.
Or maybe he's the sensitive type who sleeps on tear stained pillows.
03-29-2005, 01:50 PM
thanks, i try
03-29-2005, 03:15 PM
I don't think its tears *scratches head*
03-29-2005, 03:53 PM
i agree that chobits really isn't a completely "girly" manga. the anime actually seems way more geared to guys.
if u want recommendations like that though, I really love Immortal Rain (though it is coming out sooo slowly), Fruits Basket (i don't see how anyone could hate it...though is definitely not that deep), anything by clamp (tokyo babylon is really good but maybe not for a guy if ur homophobic).
Model is really good--is more gothic...but the way the story is going is really dissapointing me.
The Demon Ororon is the best manga i've ever laid my eyes on if u r prepared for gore and lots of crying and a deep deep, inevitable depression after its all over. it is the deepest and most profound manga i've ever read. (if u keep an open mind about the art, it is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous...)
Pretear is a cute, semi-light and really short series that i love...but the best part about it is the cute guys so maybe not.
Despite the controversy, I thought Princess Ai was fantastic (is only 1 book as of now though), but i really can't see a guy liking it.
and then of course there are the obvious ones which i think others have mentioned...the really recognizable names (Kare Kano, Ceres, Mars, etc, which i can't back up)
03-30-2005, 07:58 AM
thanks chain2treechick, you too Xion Valkyrie I'll look into all your suggestions... and maybe put my pillow case in the wash...
03-31-2005, 11:10 PM
Ugh... Full Moon wo Sagashite...brrrr. The mere thought of it makes me want to throw up the contents of my lunch. That stuff is lethal, man. But if you really love sap, it's the best there is...DNAngel is another suggestion. I never really liked Mars, though.
04-01-2005, 12:17 AM
I've had the same kind of reaction to Love Hina and Chobits too, but then again, I'm a borderline schizophrenic... I had a serious reaction to Evangelion, so if you havn't seen that all the way through, I'd recommend it. It's got the same dragged out heart throb love story stuff going on, if you pay attention. Ohhh. Onegai Teacher <-- you would really like this I think. Right on par with Love Hina. Metropolis does pretty well in the 'sweet love story' setting. Crest of the Stars has a pretty nice romance to it, but it's got a bit more action in it.
But, if you have the chance, seriously look up Onegai Teacher. Can't miss it.
And btw, not everyone who likes girlie anime or themes is gay ;) haha. Most probably just are mentally unstable. I was diagnosed after Evangelion. Maybe you should get checked out yourself ;) Beware though, the government loves shoving drugs down our throats. ***CACKLE***
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04-01-2005, 09:12 AM
yes I'm familiar with the onegai twins and I imagine teacher is along the same lines as that. I also really liked Metropolis.
Ai Yori Aoshi has the pervy humor you are looking for, and the super mushy love story (which usually gets to be too much). Nonetheless, its a good comedy, I still have yet to finish it.
04-01-2005, 01:19 PM
yes I'm familiar with the onegai twins and I imagine teacher is along the same lines as that.
No offense, but, WHAT?!?. Onegai Teacher has absolutely -0- ZEEEROOOO to do with Onegai Twins. Sorry. Completely different anime, and are in NO way connected, AT all. I feel my I.Q. dropping even as I reply to this. Don't ever assume because something has a word in common that it's the same.
Anyway sorry for sounding like a jerk, my roommates are being retarded and trying to preach to me their "views" on punk music. Typical followers of mass culture. Pissing me off.
04-01-2005, 02:05 PM
are you sure onegai twin and teacher have nothing to do with eachother. They seem to indicate stuff with a teacher in Onegai Twin which has nothing to do with the story, and they use the same logo type....and art. I'm pretty sure they do, they share the teacher character.
As far as Shoujo goes, to get my manga fix a girl I know offered me her collection. I am really enjoying Hot Gimmick, it's got good art, can be funny, and is damn entertaining. I recommend checking it out.
Ai Yori Aoshi had some moments, but once I got to ep 20, I just stopped watching it.
Green Green was a cool Harem style yet still fairly shoujo anime.
04-01-2005, 02:58 PM
April fools cmon! Haha, of course! Onegai Twins is the second installment of Onegai Teacher. -- :)
04-01-2005, 04:56 PM
Just looking at the choices I think you would Like Ah My Goddess and Steel Angel Kurumi, Fruit Baskets is also very good. As well as Read or Die. @@ sounds of me looking through anime colection for more choices @@ Kanon might be good as well.
04-02-2005, 02:14 PM
RoD isn't shoujo.
But everyone should see it anyways, The Paper is too cool.
04-03-2005, 01:21 PM
btw, as of yesterday, immortal rain took a turn for the worst...i'm depressed...
(waiting another 3 months...)
04-03-2005, 05:23 PM
agreed... R.O.D. is cool
a friend jsut bought a load of Fruits Basket so I think I'll be yoinking that from him... he can have it back when I'm finished though because I'm nice like that.
Someone mentioned AIR to me the other day... whats that? is that girly? and/or good?
04-03-2005, 08:46 PM
AIR is cool, mellow, haremesque, but not overboard. Theres one male character basically, it's entertaining, has some humor, some mystic stuff, and some cool things to it. Watch it if you can, it's pretty good.
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