Do We Need the Terms Shonen/Shoujo/Seinen/Josei Anymore?

This is a reply to this Anime News Network article. If you were around when I was putting out an article a week, you’ll remember I kept stumbling over the idea of gender-based demographics, most notably through this post. …Well, the topic’s back again. Considering the biggest demographic categories are only for the ends of... Continue Reading →

What Demographic is That Series For, Exactly?

Gender-based demographics are a strange thing… I was looking at Houseki no Kuni information, only to find it was seinen. You’d think gender-neutral gems would be shoujo from the artstyle or shonen from the fighting, but no. Its home magazine is a publication known as Afternoon, which is seinen, like almost every Cute Girls Doing... Continue Reading →

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