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Post #375411
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6:29 pm, Apr 30 2010
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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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Post #375519
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9:32 am, May 1 2010
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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.

Post #376718 - Reply to (#375519) by pnyxtr
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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.

Post #441442
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9:40 pm, Jan 20 2011
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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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Post #513592

3:09 pm, Dec 21 2011
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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


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3:00 pm, Nov 10 2013
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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.

Post #645922
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5:00 am, Jun 30 2014
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2.0 JOSEI addition/fix

So, I've decided to post this here to see if I can catch the attention of any admin, who is willing to help us, readers. (Whether it's holy or someone else..... Anyone will do.) This is a simple fix that would act as a mighty thank you.

I've sent in a correction form about this matter a few days ago. I'm waiting patiently here. I even made a posting about this over at the Bokura no Kiseki forum.

Edit: The "Aria" portion here has been removed as it clearly is shoujo.

Monthly Comic Zero-Sum and Zero-Sum Ward are both josei. Various online sources prove this. In Japanese bookstores, this proves true also. The exception is the manga magazine section. They usually bunch all boys' mangazines to one side and the girls to the other. No real separation between genres for both sides, so, you'll have the josei mingling with the shoujo in these cases.

Quoting the source links from the Bokura no Kiseki forum:
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Here's another link. The Japanese Wikipedia page for Zero-Sum Ward. When you scroll down, you'll see the Category link section with the fourth link saying "josei manga publication" or 女性漫画雑誌. "Josei manga-gisshi." The Japanese are the source behind this, so they will know better.

If I have the time, I will post more links and even blog links of Japanese bloggers calling Zero-Sum manga "josei".

The English Wikipedia site for Monthly Zero-Sum got the genre right. No Ward page set up, so that's a double understandable.

EDIT: More links now that I have some time. biggrin I also truncated the Wikipedia link into a short URL.

1), that's directly connected to the Japanese version of Yahoo!Auctions: ---- This is a link I sent via the "change request" form. The genre is listed as "josei".

2) lists the book's category as "josei":

3) Nico Nico Douga's video promotion of "Bokura no Kiseki" - --
It clearly states:
著: 久米田夏緒
ジャンル: 女性コミック
シリーズ: ボクラノキセキ
レーベル: ZERO-SUMコミックス

Author: Kumeta Natsuo
Genre: Josei Comic
Series [name]: Bokura no Kiseki
Label: ZERO-SUM Comics

4) Hon Yomiuri's site listing of "Bokura no Kiseki" -
See this slightly above the manga's image and information?
ジャンル: SF・ファンタジー 女性コミック
Genre: SF (Science Fiction) - Fantasy Josei Comic

5) Japanese blog example, taken from my favorite "Bokura no Kiseki" spoiler source:

Part of her post reads....

という流れのス トーリーだった けど、
さすが女性漫画 らしい感じに なっていて、
全体的にLOV Eな心理描写が 多い一話でした

To call this as the story's flow, however --- as one would expect, it became a feeling in the likeness of the josei mangaka's, who talked about numerous psychological descriptions of LOVE as a whole.

To any followers of Zero-Sum's manga, I tried my best. laugh I think I almost exhausted all areas of where we can be heard without having to PM any admin. The remaining place would be the shoujo/josei section, but that would be an act of desperation. >,<; 分かりません。 。。 がんばっ て。。て?

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