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How come Shojo sucks so much?

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How come Shojo sucks so much?
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>>151493421
Cause it's always the same boring shit over and over
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>>151493421
Girls don't give a fuck about visuals, they are mostly interested on the story, just like /a/.

>/a/ is truly a )little) grown up girl board!
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>>151493421
because you're new
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>>151493823
>Girls don't give a fuck about visuals, they are mostly interested on the story, just like /a/.
But it's the other way around
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>>151493421
Looks like shit and tells the same story every single Time
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>>151493823
>they are mostly interested on the story, just like /a/.
I prefer anime and manga with good visuals and art, otherwise I wouldn't like the medium so much. The plot just has to be entertaining, it doesn't have to be "good".
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>>151493421
Not all of them sucks. Try to find the ones that don't have a lot of romance in it other wise it turns into love triangles and cucking
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>>151493860
Just like shounen right
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eh there are some with decent art and good characters you just need to look for them
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>not reading Josei
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>>151494062
One Piece doesnt have the exact same story as Promised Neverland, so no.
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>>151493923
Yeah, shoujo without romance as a main focus is pretty fun to read, but if you look at it from the perspective of another genre they're usually inferior.

Like Oresama Teacher. Great shoujo, mediocre delinquent manga.
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>>151495846
Anime never
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>>151493421
Why does these types threads always start with this exact same image?
>>151493823
>Girls don't give a fuck about visuals
I hope you are not being serious
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>>151494510
The same argument can be made for shojo
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>>151496012
Not really because the gap between works is much smaller. For example 80% are about a love triangle with one guy being in a "hopeless" situation or the girl getting "raped" by a succesful older man.
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>>151495924
Have hope anon. If gsnk got an anime this will get one too
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>>151495846
I'm reading Nukoduke but goddamnit
Never again
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>>151493421
Cause you look for bad ones fag
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You're reading the wrong ones.
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>>151493421
Try Taiyou no Ie
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What drives a grown man to read manga made for young girls? What's the appeal?
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>>151493421
Women have such a grotesque view of reality
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>>151500108
Well I like that they have based Alpha Males as leads in Romcoms

Like for example Akito in Kodomo no Omocha or Naoki in Itazura na Kiss...especially the latter(pic related)
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>>151502163
Anons are so used to self-insert on bland nice guys that they feel cucked by reading shoujo despite it's told from a female perspective
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Is it just me or is Banana Fish a bit overrated? I've read the first four volumes so far and it's okay, tons of translation errors in the english edition.
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>>151502255
>translation
Meant to put grammatical but I wouldn't be surprised for both.
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>>151493421
There's some good modern shojo with decent artstyles, the problem is shonen is more popular overall since girls are more willing to read stuff for boys as well rather than the other way around. It feeds into itself so only generic girly crap remains popular.
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>>151500108
I just turned 19
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>>151493421
Only anons with refined taste can appreciate it. Besides, shoujo manga does romance way better than shonen or any other genre.
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>>151502241
That makes sense
I guess this is your typical /a/non
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>>151502538
>Besides, shoujo manga does romance way better than shonen or any other genre.
This
Kodomo no Omocha was the best romance manga I ever read
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>>151495924
I'd love if it got an anime, but I can see that it's also kind of weak to getting one.

Also, it would reveal Takaomi's grandfather pretty early, since there's voicework.
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>>151494510
And Hana Yori Dango doesn't have the same story as Glass Mask.

>>151496101
>For example 80% are about a love triangle with one guy being in a "hopeless" situation or the girl getting "raped" by a succesful older man
Try not reading Margaret or Shocomi or Cheese.
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>>151493421
Different kind of generic that doesn't pander to you.
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>>151502336
Also shoune has been pandering hard to girls since the 80s and at some point during the late 90s, early 2000s it absorved the shoujo demographic. Combined with the massive success of Hana Yori Dango and Itazura na Kiss, nowadays if a female mangaka has an idea that doesn't involve a rich asshole treating a cute girl like shit, she has to move to shounen/seinen
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>>151502163
So you like self-inserting as generic fuccbois and edgelords?
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>>151502881
> nowadays if a female mangaka has an idea that doesn't involve a rich asshole treating a cute girl like shit, she has to move to shounen/seinen
Again, you're reading the wrong magazines. There's a number of good dedicated josei/shoujo horrormagazines like Nemuki, Horror M, Gekkan Halloween and that one that replaced it, etc. Hell, around half of Itou's works are shoujo/josei, if not more, but you'll never see /a/ mention them in these threads, because anons are hooked on the same dumb misconceptions you've fallen for and believe that anything that isn't romance must not be shoujo/josei.
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Because it's just a bunch of drama that you most of the time don't care about
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>>151502881
Sometimes they end up at BL magazines too, both of the bait-only and hardcore porn variety, but that's less of a leap than going shonen/seinen. BL was originally a sub-genre of shoujo, after all. I guess it's partially those series' fault that shoujo manga editors concluded that all profitable manga sold to girls will only ever be school melodramas, and drove everyone who didn't agree out.
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>>151493421
You haven't seen the best yet
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>>151503019
Any of those were published before the new millenium?
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>>151502881
That's because you don't read shojo manga.

EOPs are retarded, you don't get many translations of shojo manga unless they're generic romance trash but there's plenty of different stuff out there.
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>>151503364
I'm not sure if you're asking about the magazines or Itou's stuff, but either way, yes, some of them were published before 2000 and some are published now. And there are also fantasy/adventure magazines and stuff like that.
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>>151503327
This is really good and I appreciate that someone else is talking about it, but it'd be even better if it were ever going to end, or if scans were ever going to catch up.
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>>151503433
Japan doesn't seem to care either, considering they don't receive animes or J-dramas. The money is on the rape culture
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>>151503506
Rape culture like Natsume and 12-sai? You know, the two shoujo anime airing right now?
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>>151493421
You retarded, or this a thinly veiled rec thread?
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>>151493421
because it's made for women. and women love drama and love stories. this is why in every movie/series you have a love story between the MC and some useless cunt. It's for female audience.
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>>151493421
In shonen, most girls are drawn with huge boobs, but guys end up looking very varied in appearances and styles.
In shojo, everyone looks as beautiful as a supermodel. Children, the elder, everyone ends up looking pretty.
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>>151503630
Classic shoujo is a different beast
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>>151493421
Holy shit did they actually allow this to be published?
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>>151503630
Is this good? I remember reading a little bit of it (I stopped around that omake/bonus about a playboy getting married to an old hag), but it seemed pretty slow and the characters weren't standing out.

>>151503702
That's still ongoing and is like the third best-selling shoujo of all time, you can't really pretend it doesn't matter just because it started ages ago.
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>>151503815
Old stuff still ongoing run under their own rules. See Berserk
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>>151503815
I haven't read it since a long time ago but I remember I enjoyed it very much. It has good characters development
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>>151503763
Different standards
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>>151502881
Are there any genre-defying shojo out there? I know 7seeds.
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>>151494303
I like Josei, I like some shoujo that isn't trapped in the generic pitfall hell, and there's loads of seinen manga I love with female mangaka.
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>>151503858
>See Berserk

I suppose that's true enough
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