you guys arent watching shoujo/josei to learn how to interact with women are you?
Well what I learned from shoujo and josei is to be domineering and mildly psychologically abusive and indifferent.
But first I have to be good looking.
i find it hard to believe to the point where i would accuse you of lying that any shoujo/josei could have a better fantasy setting than content made for men.
romance is almost certainly "better" in shoujo/josei but its centered to be based around what women value in romance so...
does that mean you are a woman or just a sensitive faggot?
Right now we have Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii and Akatsuki no Yona, both of which are great. In the past we've had stuff like Escaflowne, Magic Knight Rayearth, and Fushigi Yuugi.
Shoujo mangaka do fantasy really well.
>be domineering and mildly psychologically abusive and indifferent
isnt the common trope in almost all romance content the idea that the domineering and mildly abusive/indifferent dude is secretly sweet and sensitive and the woman just has to bring that out of him?
so in actuality you aren't supposed to be domineering and abusive...
>[josei/shoujo] show assholes getting all the women
i'm pretty sure this is wrong. ive never read/seen a josei/shoujo but i can tell you already without having seen any of them that the assholes in those manga/anime are all shown to be either a) terribly broken depressive people b) evil people who get their comeuppance c) secretly hiding sensitivity and caring behind a cold facade most likely due to a)
How about aloof and slightly emotionally stunted?
Tsundere isn't indifference. There's a slight air of coldness to the Josei assertive male that doesn't include blushing and running off shouting "BAKA".
There's usually an assertive one and a nicer one that may be a childhood friend of sorts. He will usually lose.
Blue Spring Ride, Paradise Kiss, a few others did that I think.
>people in this thread claim that shoujo is for shit but will openly admit to loving this movie
>ive never read/seen a josei/shoujo
There's your problem, and it's the fucking best if you want male characters that aren't your typical haremMC gigantic faggots
so i read the wikipedia article and i came across the description of the male character.
>He is actually more of tsundere hiding under the disguise of a sadist
sounds pretty typical
I'm just somebody who happens to have good experiences of sex and see its merits over consigning to celibacy. Not like I think it dominates every aspect of life which seems to be what you're inferring from this.
it's been a minute since i watched it but i got none of the -dere. it was unique in its accurate portrayal of an abusive relationship, whether the male MC can be considered a true sadist or not. it was 2real4me. the part where Erika
tries to fall in love with a timid, genuinely nice male character after being spurned by Kyouya, only to find herself incapable and runs back to Kyouya whose only real emotion he displays is possessivenesswas pretty bad.
that and the to-a-T abusive behavior for sum ~10 episodes leading to a flowery, saccharine ending leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. if it were meant to be a portrayal of abuse, it'd be great. but it was completely unselfaware and missed the mark for a sappy, dramatic shoujo.