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Old 2017-06-28, 19:35   Link #1
Saint rider 890
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Are Female Protagonist with Male Co-Protagonist less popular ?

Knowing there mostly anime is Male Main Protagonist with Female Co-Protagonist ? I just wonder are Female Main Protagonist with Male Co-Protagonist is less popular compare to Male Main Protagonist with Female Co-Protagonist ?
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Old 2017-06-29, 11:52   Link #2
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Well, that depends on what you mean by anime. If you are referring to the shounen genre, (which is the most promoted genre in the US) then yes.

The shoujo genre however is mostly female protagonists.
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Old 2017-06-29, 12:20   Link #3
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Knowing there mostly anime is Male Main Protagonist with Female Co-Protagonist ? I just wonder are Female Main Protagonist with Male Co-Protagonist is less popular compare to Male Main Protagonist with Female Co-Protagonist ?
Like Sackett said, I think it really depends on the genre. Most of shonen genre will have male leads due to the target reader/audience, but once in a while, we can have a shonen story with female lead & male sidekick like Ghost Sweeper Mikami.

And considering the wide popularity of Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl), xxxHolic, Patlabor, Escaflowne, Cardcaptor Sakura, Psycho Pass, Cutey Honey, Moribito, Kill la Kill and (to a lesser extend) Rozen Maiden, Gosick, etc, I think people in general are fine with "female lead + male support" as long as the story is good, well-executed and entertaining.
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Old 2017-07-02, 12:20   Link #4
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Fairy Tail is an example of where the MC is a woman with male co-lead.
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Old 2017-07-02, 17:39   Link #5
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I heard that for Dr. Slump, mangaka Toriyama wanted the scientist to be the MC, but in the end he chose the robot Arale.

Also, I think in one of the later parts, Araki decided to use female protagonist, seeing at as a challenge since the series always relied on guys.
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Old 2017-07-04, 09:32   Link #6
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I forgot about Slayers where the MC is a girl
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