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Offline GolPhee

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Gender of the fans
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:35:30 PM »
Given that the shonen genre is aimed at young males, I thought it'd be interesting to see if Western audiences reflect this. For the record I'm a straight female.

Offline NeeNee

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 08:48:50 PM »
According the to site statistics, we have a Male to Female Ratio of 1:1.4.

Not everyone is listed there though, so it's possible that the real number is a bit different. Still, I know we have a lot of girls.

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 10:30:52 PM »
I'd have to say it's probably pretty even, other than the fact that I've noticed Females have a habit of getting "more into a series" I guess is what you'd call it. Such as doing fanwork and stuff.

It could also just be the whole "birds of a feather flock together" concept and I somehow just meet more females into it.

Even with my other main fandoms that are known as "Where are all the girls" (mlp and furries) I... still have met more girls than guys. <.<
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Offline MetallicArcher

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 10:40:18 PM »
I'm a female (in case my username is confusing).

Offline Midori no Neko

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 11:56:52 PM »
im also female. i wonder how long it will take before somebody posts here saying they're male.

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 02:38:01 AM »
I'd have to say it's probably pretty even, other than the fact that I've noticed Females have a habit of getting "more into a series" I guess is what you'd call it. Such as doing fanwork and stuff.

I agree. I actually mainly tend to assume people online are female these days because I've noticed that a lot.


And I'm also female~
I've always had a liking for things aimed at guy audiences :>
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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 04:40:16 AM »
I'm female too. AnE is a series that appeals to fangirls, shipping, and all of that nice stuff. It usually takes me a few minutes to remember that it's shonen and not some series on the border between the demographics. Despite all the fighting and adventures too! I'm suprised that the forum gender ratio here is only 1:1.4.

Offline chinonamida

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 05:27:56 AM »
i wonder how long it will take before somebody posts here saying they're male.
Im male T T

so 9hours

Offline Wikkelsoee

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 07:33:37 AM »
^ Don't worry, Blightstrider is male too! Right...?

And I'm female too.

Offline MetallicArcher

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 02:04:58 PM »
Wikke and moonlandian are girls?!?!?!?!

Offline themoonlandian

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 02:21:50 PM »
^^ Chino I thought you were female ._. (Example of my assumption of pretty much everyone being female XD)

And yep that I am Archer XD A LOT of people online think I'm a guy :'D
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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 02:27:01 PM »
Wikke and moonlandian are girls?!?!?!?!

You didn't know?

Earthforge and Paradox are girls too, which means the Top 5 posters are all female. I hadn't noticed that before.


^^ Chino I thought you were female ._. (Example of my assumption of pretty much everyone being female XD)

I think Chino is the most notable male among us.

Offline themoonlandian

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 02:43:03 PM »
^ I honestly can't tell .-.
Soooo many times I've thought people were the wrong gender and I still haven't learned
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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 04:21:39 PM »
Wikke and moonlandian are girls?!?!?!?!

You thought I were a guy? I'm flattered xD I didn't realise I sounded boy-ish.

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Re: Gender of the fans
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 05:38:34 PM »
Well, luckily, I'm not being ambiguous with my gender.

... I feel like one of the very few people on here who can't be mistaken for the opposite gender. That's freakin' awkward.

Then again, I don't really have time to post around here a lot anymore, in my current situation, so I'm probably, like, invisible to the new guys anyways.

Also, I guess the only one I ever had had my doubts about was earthforge. Like, even back on mangafox. Seriously.

And look at that ratio, will you.
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