- Jan 23, 2009
I feel now somehow compelled to go stuff-building... probably(definitely) in minecraft.
This is one of those common problems with Japanese entertainment, identifying works as "shonen" (boys') or "shoujo" (girls'). Looking at Cutie Honey's wikipedia article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutie_honey], it was published in a magazine called Shōnen Champion, and, "According to Nagai, she is the first female to be the protagonist of a shōnen manga series."MovieBob said:The live-action version of Cutie Honey is probably the most accurate translation of shoujo-style visuals to reality.
The movie COULD have been this.Liam Bilton said:Has anybody else seen the sucker punch trailer and thought that it looked a little bit like Sailor Moon. I'm not exactly a massive fan but I can see the similarities. Looks awesome though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnF4SpS9gUw&feature=fvst Here it is incase you haven't.
This. Yes, PLEASE, please, people need to tell the difference between girly looking stuff that's made for guys/girls and guy looking stuff made for girls/guys.Squigie said:This is one of those common problems with Japanese entertainment, identifying works as "shonen" (boys') or "shoujo" (girls'). Looking at Cutie Honey's wikipedia article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutie_honey], it was published in a magazine called Shōnen Champion, and, "According to Nagai, she is the first female to be the protagonist of a shōnen manga series."MovieBob said:The live-action version of Cutie Honey is probably the most accurate translation of shoujo-style visuals to reality.
Without some research it can be tricky to tell for the unexperianced, especially with the magical girl genre, but there are usually some major clues.
For an example, Chobits [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH8AXBIxfWY]. The series is draped in massive amounts of pink and unbearable cuteness, but it's story is about a romance between a naive, utterly helpless and frequently naked robot girl and a mild-mannered, down on his luck nice guy. It's target audience is not female.
Then there is the video game series Sengoku Basara. I don't know what Capcom's target demographic is for it, but since the games are about gorgeous, hot-blooded men screaming each other's names its largely female following in Japan is unsurprising.
Hey! Golden Compass may have a girly heroine...and the film was pretty shit, but I wouldn't say it was a girl franchise. The books had more war, violence and manly kick-assness in than LotR! As did the ol' HP.minky said:You ask "why there hasn't been a "lady equivalent" to Transformers or G.I. Joe on the big screen as of yet", but don't you think that Harry Potter, and The Golden Compass are examples of female geekdom? Not to mention Twilight... I mean, I know boys do read them too, but at my school, they were definately more of a girl thing.
Although I loved My Little Pony and Sylvanian Families as a child, I have no desire to see them on the big screen... when girls grow up, they replace these "cute characters" with REAL cuteness; ie, pets or babies. And boys replace toy robots with real cars or motorbikes or video game simulations
p.s: every other example on your list made me feel ill and embarrassed to be a woman. The characters in that 'Sailor Moon' especially makes me want to vomit or kick something.
I know right? It's like when they get to girls toys they don't even try. Look at the boys section with their shape-shifting robots, monster vehicles, castles, space sets, underwater adventure sets, creatures of all kinds, and all sorts of super heroes. Then you look at the girls section with our kitchen appliances, fashion dolls, baby dolls, baby-looking animals, and cleaning supplies. What about putting in some effort? What about barbie undersea mansion, shape-shifting magical creatures,or a magical potion/mad science kit for girls?Xanian said:Ugh...just...ugh. This is why girls grow up quickly...our childhood toys stink.