manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
Which kind of story would you find more interesting
Dystopia
Utopia
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Forums center_right_tab

You are now viewing a topic.

can u bear to read long shonen with no girls?

Back to Shounen/Seinen


Poll
so can you people bear to read a long 10+ volume shonen/seinen action manga with no girls just dudes flinging fists and baring knuckles?
yes
no
maybe
while waiting for updates
You must login to vote.

Pages (10) [ First ... 7 8 9 10 ]   You must be registered to post!
From User Message Body
winryfan4ever
Post #620745
user avatar
Member

11:18 pm, Nov 12 2013
Posts: 32


Yes action is all I really need.

________________
User Posted Image
wolfinthesheep
Post #620748
Member

11:29 pm, Nov 12 2013
Posts: 180


Yes and no. My issue generally isn't a problem with "no girls", it's the randomly enforced lack of opposite gender. Plus an all male lineup just forces a yaoi fanbase, which is irritating.

I have much the same problem with manga with absolutely no males.

Sapphiresky
Post #620820
user avatar
bishounen lover
Member

5:52 pm, Nov 13 2013
Posts: 434


I don't particularly mind not having a lot of female characters. However having ALL action and just guys duking it out the whole manga would be a bit dull. I'm a weirdo that likes action/fighting series but not for the action/fighting parts.

Seeing that I'm a straight female, lot of the time, I find that the females that are put in such manga are annoying, especially when their role is just to be the eye candy. Their character is typically given far less though than their male counterparts. If you take away such a character's good looks (and any role they may play for the 'harem'/gratuitous love interest) and they no longer are needed or wanted in the story, then the character is worthless and needs to leave. (well if its a minor character, I don't mind but no main characters please) Many chars achieve both eye candy and likeable character status, but sadly, not enough of them.

So bottom line, its better to leave a manga with no women than to add gratuitous fan-service characters just to fix the problem.

nightazday
Post #620822
Member

6:24 pm, Nov 13 2013
Posts: 53


in the action shounen manga female characters are kind of a second thought. They are usually not of consequential importance at all (makes sense since shounen means "targeted to young male audience). So I doubt I would mind.

plaiin
Post #640106
user avatar
Member

1:42 am, Apr 23 2014
Posts: 11


I'd rather have no females than crappily written ones who only exist for fanservice or as a love interest with no substance. Horribly written characters just bother me in general.

Varn14
Post #644376
user avatar
Member

12:59 pm, Jun 11 2014
Posts: 9


I don't mind, there are some good ones without any females like crows or worst.

whitespade
Post #644389
user avatar
Member

4:53 pm, Jun 11 2014
Posts: 444


love those, just focus on fighting with no romance. but i also like manga with fan service and gratuitous boobs - all that matter is the manga is good.

________________
completed : 1260+ and counting!

manga challenge: read top 50 completed manga in MU
overall:29
shounen: 23
shoujo: 17
seinen: 28
josei: 17
OrchardPetalLullaby
Post #644391
user avatar
Member

6:12 pm, Jun 11 2014
Posts: 202


As long as the story is good and the characters are interesting then I'm all for it. I don't recall having ever read a long shounen/seinen without a girl in it though.

________________
Remembrance, a forsaken thing that revokes ignorance and leaves people in doubt, is my only redemption and solace deep within the cascade of white.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The evergreen trees speak of days long past when music mingled with the wind and sweet murmurs brushed our cheeks.
sagesmith
Post #644395
user avatar
Member

6:45 pm, Jun 11 2014
Posts: 98


I don't mind if it's gay, but the thought of an all male cast doesn't appeal to me. My ideal shounen would be no boys and ALL GIRLS. biggrin

chueisha
Post #644414
user avatar
Pomegranate
Member

11:38 pm, Jun 11 2014
Posts: 2593


Yes, and I can name a few that got super popular even though girls really play no significant role.

Arguably, Prince of Tennis really has no focus on the girl or romance, and Eyeshield 21 barely had much on the girl. The girls are there, but they don't do anything to the plot and they don't influence the MC much... so I don't think it matters if they don't appear at all.

But on the other hand, if there's absolutely no girls I feel like the manga's direction could go towards shounen ai...

Oh and I might say, best shounen are the ones that don't have the annoying girls slowing them downnn -- subjective opinion at best.

________________
User Posted Image
Detective Horror Series
Pages (10) [ First ... 7 8 9 10 ]   You must be registered to post!

Back to Shounen/Seinen  Back to Top

Search This Topic:
 
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer