>created to appeal to men
>vastly more popular with women
Any other animes that grabbed a completely unintended audience?
Because people are human? You know it's funny that even regular people seem to believe their own delusions of what people and demographics like and when they're surprised it makes you look even more retarded.
Seriously get out of your own ass, the creators are dumbasses thinking they can "appeal" to one set of people without any others liking it.
Retardation, and people wonder why anime is so damn unpopular compared to japan
No it wasn't the gay girl audience isn't really big. They made the show to pander to us yuri lovers in general.
Definitely Pripara. It is pretty much the Japanese equivalent of MLP.
True, but a lot of anime targeted at children are fun to watch. All of the iconic series that influenced the industry as it is now were made for children but had appeal to adults.
Saint Seiya got so popular with women that it shifted WSJ's readership. From a modern perspective it looks like generic fujobait but SS created the concept of fujobait
I am a man and I don't even find it sexually appealing, I always skip yuri on the panda. Yuri is my favorite form of serious romance though, and my favorite series pretty much all have lesbianism in them. Men have feelings too, Ms. Fujo.
Grendizer was popular among women and it helped to build the yaoi fandom on Japan.
And PreCure before it, although Futari Wa was trying to be all ages.
Sports shounen are the most monolithic answer, given they're technically meant for young boys but are bought by fujos. A cheeky answer is Tetsujin 28, because of mama bear proto fujoshi wanting to do things to the protagonist. It's why Shotacon is called Shotacon, after the kid protagonist.
Everyone on /a/ is a man. /a/ is a male-only board. "fujo" threads are really just full of fags. It is normal for a straight male to appreciate yuri, which is the highest and most endearing form of love. Men have no place in romantic stories, objectively. There are pretty much no harems in the world that wouldn't be 200% better if the MC were female.
Don't just spell it out like that. It breaks the illusion that we're all little girls and annoys the .1% female posters that browse this nightmarish shithole (or worse, makes them feel special).
>Men like it because "so hot"
I read yuri for the lovey-dovey cute stuff, not for sex scenes, which are fairly boring to be honest. And please spare me relationship drama.
Not all magical girl shows are targeted at children.
Yamakan certainly didn't get the audience he intended.