David \ (macross3@excite.com)
Tue, 18 Jan 2000 17:44:34 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 18 Jan 2000 15:28:07 -0800, gundam@aeug.org wrote:

> I don't think any Anime is not fit for anybody's taste. If one is open
> enough, they can accept any sort of story or concept just as long as it
> provides it's targeted goal and message. For example, Starship Troopers
> the movie wasn't targeted to replicate the novel onto the silver screen;
> instead it was meant to express a farce or rather a mocked version of
> it...while showing violence galore without proceeding to provide the
> tragedy or hardship. It was meant to be a senseless, emotionless
> movie...but still provide the sensation of bravery of war. Particular
> Gundam stories are meant to show certain emotions and target certain
> audiences. Gundam Wing is the most contraversial and arguable series of
> them all; being the most popular among mainstream and hardcore that is.
> Gundam Wing, although, I don't like it either; it does provide the
> by having a very powerful and "perfect"-being cast of 5 male youngsters
> each with their own very cookie cutter charisma and personality. That's
> what shoujo is anyway.

No, shoujo is anime and manga supposedly targeted at females. They are not
anime/manga with stock characters that have cookie cutter charisma and
personalities. Shounen has the same problems as well many times.


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