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Why do chicks in Shojo Manga have no tits?

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MisaoFan
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How else did Twilight gain such popularity? Because it appealed to awkward teenagers (Bella's awkward as @#$%)

HAHA! I second this.

Indubitably, I agree to the max.
This genre is for las chicas, and what girl wants to look at a DD-cup when she can have a hot, sexy bishounen. Not to mention, the big-breasted girls are often minor characters or side-kicks. Besides, in shounen manga, almost all the females (lead or minor) have huge chests. It's only even.


There's plenty of shounen manga where some girls have breasts that are even flatter than the girls in shoujo manga, right ?

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You expect a shoujo to have big breasts bouncing everywhere while fighting to the death when the main characters never die anyway?

If you want tits go read a shounen

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You expect a shoujo to have big breasts bouncing everywhere while fighting to the death when the main characters never die anyway?

If you want tits go read a shounen


I am huge fan of shounen manga, I've read plenty of shounen romance. Recently, they started to add many shounen with a heroine who have even flatter breasts than a average shoujo lead.


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Main characters of shounen/shoujo stories are always supposed to be losers so the audience can identify with them. (A depressing thought if that's what mangakas think of their readership.)


Any title like Rurouni Kenshin, Black Cat or Medaka Box have a physically strong protagonist (since the beginning), so he/she isn't a loser.

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Do you know how bothersome that type of hair would be? If you have pigtails that reach the waist (like i see in some shounen) that means their hair would be at least classic length. Long hair can be very annoying, it gets caught in things (zippers, doors, arm pits etc.) and it can be hot. Also, real talk it's not that fashionable. Think of some really fashionable women how often do you see them in pigtails? I generally only see pigtails if someone is into some subfashion(generally a weave) or wants to look super cutesy. Pigtails are not fashionable at all. :uhuh: Most teens and women want to look their age and pigtails are something that are associated with little girls.


I know, I used to have waist long hair for years, and it's only a little shorter now, though I don't wear pigtails. XD
But my question was yeah, there is a lot of girls with that hairstyle in shounen, there must be a reason.


Most girls in shounen either have detached hair (like Shana from Shakugan no Shana), long ponytail or twintails. Very few of them have pigtails, but most of the time, it goes down to feets (like Misao from Rurouni Kenshin or Mea from To Love-Ru Darkness)

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It's not like the demographic wants/needs that sort of fan service. If ever I wanted to read something in which the female lead is busty I'd probably go for a shounen rather than a shoujo.

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The girls from shounen manga stole them.

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Well, I suppose it could be attributed to the fact that breast sizes are smaller in Japan than America, but that would be generalizing it far too much.

I'm Chinese with an A cup and pretty much see no foreseeable growth in the future (my days of development are over laugh ) so I guess there could be a few reasons..

Shoujo heroines are usually meek.. now I have no idea what the breast and personality demographic for shoujo manga readers is, but perhaps it helps readers identify with the heroine better if the mangaka adds the one-two punch of shy with small breasts. I can tell you that I absolutely hate large-breasted women in manga, and not because I'm jealous - I just don't like how they're used. I suppose it can't be helped if it's an action series where the rules of physics have to play out, but they're so... exaggerated.

And... it kind of suits the mood better, but that's a personal opinion. Young, innocent love.. imagining the girl in Kimi ni Todoke with American D cups just makes me laugh out loud. I stress this is a personal opinion. Anyway, interesting discussion!

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LOL, I have no idea...
probably because it's Japan... but even if it's Japan... still...
I guess I'm a bit of a pervert since I like the MC having big breasts and more sex appeal. I mean... the 'hot guy' 'ugly girl' thing is annoying to me.
Seriously... it's too cliché.
We should have some shoujo with MC having big breasts without it being smut.


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LOL, I have no idea...
probably because it's Japan... but even if it's Japan... still...
I guess I'm a bit of a pervert since I like the MC having big breasts and more sex appeal. I mean... the 'hot guy' 'ugly girl' thing is annoying to me.
Seriously... it's too cliché.
We should have some ...


and hot girl + looser guy is less of a cliche?



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Ok, the question was, why do girls in Shojo have no tits. Not what is the difference between shonen and shojo re: tits.


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Girls don't appreciate tits, or even realistically drawn ones?


By now I doubt you're really interested in this thread, since it's gotten a bit debatey (and has been 4 years) but:

If you're referring to all Shoujo manga, then I think you should read more shoujos before deciding they have "no tits". Most are smaller than average, but not unrealistically so considering youth, concealing clothing and ethnicity. Of course there are some where the girls are very flat but it's not necessarily portrayed as normal or realistic. Art styles vary.

I'd say an important reason for smaller boobage is story context and innocent demeanor. Half the time it's about girly romantic idealism, wherein they focus on facial features/expressions and gestures above all else. Likewise, if a manga wants to focus on girls having big boobs solely, I doubt viewers are paying attention to what shoes they're wearing.

**AND as a girl (that's both Japanese and small chested), I do appreciate realistic proportion from chestier gals as well as your "no tit" ones which I must conclude, think do have tits. To speak on the behalf of other readers(not to say I'm wrong or bias) I doubt jealousy is the issue, it's just that it's neither a priority desire or relevant issue.


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Because most the shoujo manga chicks are young teens or preteens and the majority of young girls at that age in Japan are flat chested. :/

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Stopped reading. Right there.

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and hot girl + looser guy is less of a cliche?



Nope, didn't say that. I'm simply responding to shoujo manga. Which is basically a tit-less girl and a hot guy.
Hot girl and looser guy is more like a seinen cliché.

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This is just my opinion... I prefer flat chested heroine in shoujo manga, well since I'm a girl and I don't like to see the big boobs type heroine, I think most of girls don't like that.

And since shoujo manga is for girls, so maybe the mangaka wants to focus at the hot guys, lmao. That goes for shounen manga too, which is why so many of shounen manga have big boobs heroine.

Anyway, is it weird for 16-17 y.o girls with A cup size? :/ since I'm like that--

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my guess is usually the heroines are skinny girls and wouldn't it be awkward to have a thin girl with big bulging boobs jumping up and down? yeah sorta. none

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Girls with big breast are usually in shounen mangas because most boys like it. I usually see average size in shoujo mangas because they usually take place in highschool. But if you are talking about the shoujo mangas where their eyes are overly large even for a manga they usually have small breast because they are suppose to look innocent and cutesy or something. smile

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