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Why do chicks in Shojo Manga have no tits?

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Post #364866
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11:08 pm, Mar 19 2010
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: they are just being realistic smile no

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11:53 pm, Mar 19 2010
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They need characters for which the target demographic can relate to and empathize with. It is for reasons of both sympathy and jealously.

On one hand, Japanese girls aren't necessarily known for having large breasts.

For the same reason, your average shounen manga features shorter-than-average, excessively passive, and practically shoulderless males, and they're often bored with life (depressed).

I'm not saying that your average Japanese person harbors these traits, but the similarity with the target demographic is no coincidence.

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12:37 am, Mar 20 2010
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Does it really matter?

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but to one person you may be the world."

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Post #364874
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12:57 am, Mar 20 2010
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he he maybe its just the girls in shonen manga that have to much tits bigrazz

Post #366444
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1:39 am, Mar 26 2010
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Yup, either they have really big ones or just none at all. I mean, what happened to average size?

Post #366482 - Reply to (#366444) by aeondesires
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Yup, either they have really big ones or just none at all. I mean, what happened to average size?

Average size that we know is HUGE in Japan. Lmfao, an B cup outside of Asia is like a small D cup in Japan. xD

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Post #367526
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11:12 am, Mar 30 2010
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I prefer small or medium rather than seeing unrealistic insanely HUGE ones. Pfft.

Post #372711

7:13 pm, Apr 19 2010
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lol Maybe to prove that shoujo girls don't need to have big ones just to find love.

Post #372717 - Reply to (#366482) by StarlightDreams
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7:22 pm, Apr 19 2010
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Quote from aeondesires
Yup, either they have really big ones or just none at all. I mean, what happened to average size?

Average size that we know is HUGE in Japan. Lmfao, an B cup outside of Asia is like a small D cup in Japan. xD

I wanna move to Japan :'(

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7:38 pm, Apr 19 2010
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From the few shoujo manga I have read, it seems the girls' chest was reduced to make way for more sparkles, flowers and guys who also have sparkles and flowers around them. I remember reading something before: When a girl with a flat chest hugs you, she is holding you very close to her heart. I guess shoujo artists took that to heart when drawing.

@ejo: I second your statement. I also prefer girls with smaller breasts. Huge ones are a turn off for me.

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12:43 am, Apr 20 2010
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man it's obvious they don't see this body part as something that needs to be part of a girl. It's just something...that doesn't need to be drawn *ahem* roll eyes

Tell them apart by looking at their clothes, in shoujo that is the only way. Put the lead male in a skirt and his a girl too, a few sparkles and bam he/she is a star.


You think any of these people will actualy admit that they don't draw them not to offend the reader...
Because drawing big breasts is offensive to some girls somehow.(i've never fully understood this to be honest) And since the shoujo artist wants even those readers to read he/she will draw to please them, rather than to their own liking *sigh*.
That is what shoujo is, however there are some rougues if your botherd to look.

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Post #372793
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1:38 am, Apr 20 2010
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I'd like to ask the same about why a majority of shojo manga heroines are so skinny, doesn't really give a lot for the young girls to relate to. I'm starting to wonder if that's just how the artist likes to draw them lol.

Post #372795 - Reply to (#340191) by camchan

1:44 am, Apr 20 2010
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Girls don't appreciate reading about a girl who is hotter than them. Sadly, many shoujo readers are that shallow. After all, it's targeted towards awkward, puberty-stricken, boy crazy teenage girls. eek

Makes sense, right? You want a relatable main character, not a sexy chick who is confident around the hot guy rather than flustered and a total idiot. (Um, FYI... I actually do want a badass sexy heroine... I'm considered weird by shoujo standards)

yea that is a really good thing to point out...
most stories gatta point towards larger audiences, and have more people feel special...

if you read shounen mangas, its usually dorky looking guys, who goes through alot of trouble and striving and manages to land on a hot busty chick, whereas shoujo mangas have average plain looking girls somehow have something special about them along with a unique personality that wins a heart of a rich tall built elite pretty boy type

Post #374679
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6:13 pm, Apr 27 2010
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It's like in real life. I mean did anyone ever see models with big boobs in a fashion magazine?
I think people generally associate big boobs with "cheap" (<- that's not my opinion).

I don't care about the cupsize of the heroine as long the male lead is a hottie eyes
So I like both shoujo and shounen mangas.

But I wish they would draw more beautiful and smart heroines because in some mangas the whole female sex apperas to be pathetic.

Post #374681 - Reply to (#340151) by ahoaho
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6:46 pm, Apr 27 2010
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Seriously, so flat chested sad

Because they don't need to make is unrealistic just because of fan-service. If you want big boobs read shounen or something.

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