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So... is Flowers still Josei even though it has furi? Hmmm... the stories it has, feel like josei but that doesn't mean anything. >>;;

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My personal opinion is that it's shoujo*. But it really could be either, so it's not like I'm going to make a fuss about the classification here.

*shoujo that hasn't been lobotomised, though.


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My personal opinion is that it's shoujo*. But it really could be either, so it's not like I'm going to make a fuss about the classification here.

*shoujo that hasn't been lobotomised, though.

Yup, you're right. It doesn't really matter anyways.

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I made a fuss a while ago about how Champion RED series should be labeled "shounen" and not "seinen" (you can find my rant about it here), but unlike before, the magazine is now calling itself a seinen magazine. The content hasn't suddenly gotten a lot more extreme, so it's probably due to recent political pressure. In any case, I think it's safe to label Champion RED series as seinen from now on.

Here's my proof, which is the cover of the latest issue. The upper left corner says "High quality and high end seinen comic magazine!" in Japanese:
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I'm confused, is Dengeki Daioh seinen or shounen magazine? The list show the manga it publish are shounen, but it listed as seinen on front page. confused

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I'm confused, is Dengeki Daioh seinen or shounen magazine? The list show the manga it publish are shounen, but it listed as seinen on front page. confused


Shounen.

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OtakuUSA - Has anyone mentioned it? It's an information type magasine on manga, anime, games, j-dramas, music, and other stuff in/from Japan. It touches many themes and genres.

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Manga Time Lovely's target audience is towards people who are in their late teens and 30's whether they are female or male.

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Aria, Zero-Sum, and Zero-Sum War are shoujo magazines and are not a josei. If you look up the magazine at online/offline shops, the magazines are placed in the shoujo section.

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There seems to be a serious confusion about Rakuen Le Paradis anthology magazine. I'm confused myself so I'm asking our dear scanlators to clarify the situation.

Back when the publication only started, the public must have assumed that since almost the entire series lineup was devoted to love and sensuality, the mag was aimed at female audience - clearly an adult audience (the manga there has little or none furigana at all), although Comipedia still lists Rakuen Le Paradis as shoujo. It's become a habit for some MU members to switch demographic tags back and forth though, because many of the mangaka contributing to that anthology were established seinen authors who never used to draw josei prior to that and apparently a number of fans couldn't put up with the tag they mainly associated with office romance. >.>

There hasn't been a single attempt to start a proper discussion about the magazine and its demographic despite all that.

More recently, a bunch of stories appearing in Rakuen Le Paradis turned out to be focused on same-sex relationship and, while the respective title entries were justifiably labeled as yuri, the actual demographic - which had been presumed to be josei since the 2009 - was getting continuously removed. Although yuri is a descriptive genre which doesn't indicate the magazine readership's gender.

It's absolutely possible that Rakuen Le Paradis is targeting men and not women as it has been presumed, or rather, that the mag is aimed at adults in general (the thread already lists lists few of examples of this).
For some reason, Le Paradis isn't mentioned on the publisher's website and I can't find any other trusted source of information about this magazine which would clearly define Rakuen Le Paradis as either seinen or josei.

Incorrect and inconsistent tagging doesn't really do MU database any better, so I'd kindly ask all members concerned with the case to try and reach a conclusion about this.

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