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Old 2003-12-26, 10:51   Link #1
stingray
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Personal thought about romance anime, probably inappropriate...

well you've been warned.

should i feel like "half a fag" for liking romance anime? they're obviously not targeted towards guys. just watched 23eps of "Da Capo" as well as both "Onegai Twins" and " " Teacher" recently. before that was "Chobits." I'm 1 of the few guys that liked Fushigi Yuugi. maybe it's cause i don't have a g/f that i'm attempting to live vicariously through the main male protagonists.' most of them are about a guy around my age surrounded by beautiful women throwing themselves at him (i think that's just about every guys' fantasy). i find i'm getting bored w/ other anime but look foward to watching romance anime somewhat.

though when i watch them it's slightly depressing i have no 1 to share those same feelings the anime characters have. might also be coupled w/ the fact i feel detached from the xmas festivities this season. i should be happy/grateful, all that good stuff but that train of thought just leads back to my initial feeling and compounds it. "rrrraaggghh, i should be watching nascar, football, etc, something manly, not this "faggy sh*t" " sometimes crosses my mind (as un-PC as it is)

i'd go on but it'd probably start becoming scary... or should i have stopped at the first paragraph? just ranting cause i needed something to keep me occupied and awake

btw, if anyone has suggestions on other romance anime, i'd love to hear em
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Old 2003-12-26, 11:02   Link #2
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Why is it that every time a man is doing something emotional he's authomatically called gay or a fag etc. etc.

I like Chobits, Love Hina and such. all romance and all that good stuff.
There's nothing wrong with that.

I have a great girlfriend, and that doesn't make me less emotional or anything.
So don't be ashamed for seeing romance anime.
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Old 2003-12-26, 12:28   Link #3
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I know your pain. The other day my little sister made fun of me for watching Sailor Stars

Shows like that are actually designed to be appreciated by both sexes. It's quite similar to how most shonen anime features bishonen characters to appeal to the women. Like for example most guys can watch Get Bakers and they'd be like OMG hawt baking action! and the girls would be like OMG HAWT BAKER ON BAKER ACTION! The show appeals to both sexes, just on a different level.

Shoujo shows often feature stuff other then love taht often appeals to men, such as Fanservice, action, and a story. Since love is something that both sexes expericnce shouldn't it only be natural for both sexes to appreciate it?
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Old 2003-12-26, 17:23   Link #4
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I'm almost singularly interested in romance anime and manga, as well as the infamous "hentai" Bishoujo games (though I dislike hentai anime). Just yesterday my sister visited and commented on the 14 volumes of Love Hina in my shelf. "YOU read something with the word "love" in the title?" and stuff like that. Like so many other anime illiterates, the first thing that pops into her mind is porn. Whoopee....

I don't think I'm gay. I like both Onegai series, Da Capo and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. I cried after playing Kana and Private Nurse, when playing Final Fantasy 7 and X, probably several other games and anime series I can't remember, and I'm not afraid to admit it either. Am I somehow not entitled to my feelings just because I'm a guy?

No, I think liking romance anime is a much healthier sign than only liking series that contain violence, blood and gore.
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Old 2003-12-26, 17:27   Link #5
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As a guy.. i enjoy dramatic animes like Chobits, Fruits basket, KgNE...

i don't see anything particularly homosexual about these shows.

now.. if Taka and Shinji started making out.. that'd be a different story ; )
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Old 2003-12-26, 17:30   Link #6
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I must admit I am addicted to this kind of series...

Muzuho sensei rules!
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Old 2003-12-26, 17:31   Link #7
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I think you can only be gay if you feel attracted to the same sex..

Keitaro is NOT what I feel attracted to THAT way....

Being emotional doesn't make you less man or more woman.
I think being all interested in love and romance makes you a better person, for you can love in a way and are not all that jazz about men and the bad words we get.

Yes we men CAN feel emotions, and now I need a beer because I'm thirsty, not because some lame ass football game is on, because I couldn't give a damn about it..

nuff said..
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Old 2003-12-26, 18:21   Link #8
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I love Romance Anime, do I care if anyone knows? Hell no.

Chobits, Da Capo, Kanon, KGNE, Love Hina - All great, and there's more.
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Old 2003-12-26, 19:32   Link #9
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not that I have anything important to say but...

congrad. my friend you just took the first step to become a true legendnary specie call Anime Otaku

Ok enough joking if you are a man, just do whatever you feel doing (provided you stay within the boundary of law and order). Don't let other forced you off track.
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Old 2003-12-26, 19:45   Link #10
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i just think your fag-percentage is much much lower than 50%. and some of the anime you mentioned comes from h-games, which targeted male audience, so it's only natural you watch and like Da Capo. the original concept was just so GUYS would like it. and if you're having a hard time finding a girlfriend, go for the ones that like hard-core action series, you'd make a nice couple, and you can fill her in on stuff, and vice versa.

in btw. the faces. they're awsome.
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Old 2003-12-26, 21:59   Link #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AG3
No, I think liking romance anime is a much healthier sign than only liking series that contain violence, blood and gore.
I agree.

But there's something for everyone when it comes to anime. To each his own.

You shouldn't feel bad that you like things that are considered "feminine". Things like watching romance anime, feeling empathy for female characters, and crying when bambi dies don't make you any less of a man.

Well, maybe the crying when Bambi dies part.

I liked Love Hina, Fruits Basket, Chobits, Ai Yori Aoshi (which is like a grown up Love Hina), Rizelmine (which is really cute and funny) and other romantic animes.

My favorite animes lie between genres, like Great Teacher Onizuka and Naruto.
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Old 2003-12-26, 22:09   Link #12
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I love romance anime, but then again I love many kinds of anime. The quality/story really depends on the team that's doing the anime.

BTW what happened to veilsidez's post?
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Old 2003-12-26, 22:16   Link #13
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Originally Posted by lionken07
I love romance anime, but then again I love many kinds of anime. The quality/story really depends on the team that's doing the anime.

BTW what happened to veilsidez's post?
he posted a bad joke, nobody laughed so mod have to remove it.


topic: not to mention the some of the love-love anime was created by males!!!
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Old 2003-12-26, 22:18   Link #14
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Originally Posted by stingray
should i feel like "half a fag" for liking romance anime? they're obviously not targeted towards guys. just watched 23eps of "Da Capo"
You contradict yourself quickly... "Da Capo" obviously is targeted towards guys. Think about it a little...
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Old 2003-12-27, 07:44   Link #15
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i only found out recently DC was targeted towards males. read my sig...

thanks for replies.

actually my fav anime of recent memory (probably not of all time but right up there) is kare kano (till eps 12 anyway). love hina was cool. fruits basket, i dunno, seemed more to be friendship than romance. or at least just beginning stages of romance.

maybe "fag" was the wrong word, effeminite would be more appropriate.

i like GTO, naruto, all that. action, blowing stuff up, blood n' gore is all good. just seems that lately i've been steering more towards the romance stuff. i don't typically dwell on this but this yr. this season, i'm being alot more introspective than before and this topic comes up in my daily musings.
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Old 2003-12-27, 08:50   Link #16
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i hate them, and i do think most are women animes but thats me. i also hate romance movies, do u guys watch chick flicks, its almost the samething so i dont bother
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Old 2003-12-27, 15:15   Link #17
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Meh I watch romantic movies and shows.
Listen to soft music such as chris de burg and from recent .. pop videos stuff like dido and delta goodrem....
My friends listen to stuff like metalica and rock and rap and stuff and thats fine I just dont like it and they dont like my music so i dont think your taste really says allot about what kind of a guy you are.
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Old 2003-12-27, 15:48   Link #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stingray

maybe "fag" was the wrong word, effeminite would be more appropriate.
Eh, I wouldn't worry about being effeminate because you're watching romance anime. I mean, you're not watching them in a dress and wearing a dolly parton brand wig, are you? (not that there is anything wrong with that!), but if that were the case you may want to consider yourself effeminate. So, I wouldn't worry.

I also like romance anime, myself. mostly cause I like all kinds of anime and movies too. Yeah, Nenmaster, I also watch chick flicks along with all the action movies, etc I watch. I dunno. I just watch pretty much everything. All genres etc. I think I appreciate in both real life and entertainment the experience of a good romance with a lady. I guess it's kind of living vicariously through the male characters as Stingray mentioned. By the way, anybody else here like Bend it like Beckham?

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I'm almost singularly interested in romance anime and manga, as well as the infamous "hentai" Bishoujo games (though I dislike hentai anime).
How come you don't like Hentai anime? Not criticizing you or anything, just curious since you like the "hentai" Bishoujo games, seems strange to not carry the hentai-ness into the anime sector too.
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Old 2003-12-27, 16:40   Link #19
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How come you don't like Hentai anime? Not criticizing you or anything, just curious since you like the "hentai" Bishoujo games, seems strange to not carry the hentai-ness into the anime sector too.
Well, I like to play Bishoujo games for the story. Since the only bishoujo games released in English are the adult ones, I don't have much choice. I play most of them, though I prefer the "ren'ai" long story games that has low sex content - Kana ~ Little Sister, Private Nurse, Crescendo, also called visual/interactive novels. Hentai anime generally has lousy stories IMO, probably because the majority of the viewers couldn't care less about it.

I like the "hentai" as a spicy addition, not as the main dish.
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Old 2003-12-27, 16:51   Link #20
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love hina is one of my favorite animes lol and chobits was really great but fushigi yuugi argh i really hate that one
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