Is there a term for shows/franchises where it's all cute girls who fight each...

Jack Morgan
Jack Morgan

Is there a term for shows/franchises where it's all cute girls who fight each other, but are targeted towards guys? Like Nanoha, Wixoss, and Touhou?

Battle Moe? Combat Moe?

Logan Rogers
Logan Rogers

I guess KanColle would be in that category, too.

Justin Turner
Justin Turner

Is there a term for shows/franchises where it's all cute girls who fight each other, but are targeted towards guys?

What ones aimed for girls?

Alexander Allen
Alexander Allen

Its called Cancer

Brody Peterson
Brody Peterson

You are misusing the word moe.

Brayden James
Brayden James

mahou shoujo

Dominic Anderson
Dominic Anderson

Magical Girls shows like Precure and stuff are aimed at girls, Nanoha is aimed more at guys.

Wixoss, Touhou, and KanCole
Mahou Shoujo

...Really?

Nolan Hughes
Nolan Hughes

it's a pretty broad genre

i honestly don't understand the obsession with classifying things anyway. who gives a shit?

Camden Sullivan
Camden Sullivan

The target audience for Mahou Shoujo is 8 year old girls and 30 year old men.
Just count the pantyshots in the first season of Nanoha.

Brayden Foster
Brayden Foster

Because it became a pretty big trend after Nanoha.

That, and I'm prepping an analytical diatribe.

Blake Lee
Blake Lee

Just like my little pony?

Ayden Kelly
Ayden Kelly

No.
The target audience for mlp is just kids.
The target audience for magical girl show is both the kid and the lolicon demographic

Jose Lee
Jose Lee

In MLP, men are primarily considered a peripheral demographic. Things line Wixoss, Nanoha,(S2 onwards, at least), Touhou, and Kancole, despite being full of female character who run circles around the bechdel test, are still aimed at men.

I was just looking for a term to distinguish such shows from regular Mahou Shoujo.

Luke Thompson
Luke Thompson

mahou shoujo really only has a few core elements (female protags, character-focused drama), then it adds a number of other things

2hu and kancolle are obviously in the same class of mobage/idol/CGDCT shows

motw shows like CCS and precure are another class that are more similar to sentai

then there are the more serious shonen/seinen combo shows, which are my favorites. nanoha, madoka, mai-hime (although mai-hime was also an ecchi comedy at the same time), etc.

Owen Gutierrez
Owen Gutierrez

The target audience for mlp is just kids
/mlp

Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark

So the massive popularity in mlp for men was an unexpected accident while the others it was targeted towards. Ok makes sense.

Ethan Williams
Ethan Williams

Right. Just looking for a term for those sorts of shows aimed more at the Moe crowd who enjoy watching the cute girls, only with the added lemon twist of combat.

Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez

moe is the opposite of tension

Ethan Sanchez
Ethan Sanchez

The target audience for magical girl show is both the kid and the lolicon demographic
But i'm not a lolicon. I honestly like Nanoha for the character work, action and lore.

Joshua Harris
Joshua Harris

Exactly. Nanoha was built that way. I'm looking for a name for those types of shows.

Blake Kelly
Blake Kelly

mahou shoujo you retard

Wyatt Foster
Wyatt Foster

The target audience
Target

Carter Long
Carter Long

Wixoss, KanCole, and Touhou fall into this sort of "Battling girls" archetype, but are not Mahou Shoujo, you twit.

Jayden Ortiz
Jayden Ortiz

and why not

Jeremiah Garcia
Jeremiah Garcia

Yuri.

Easton Roberts
Easton Roberts

Battling Bishoujo or Super Heroin or something like that. Its basically (Mahou Shoujo + Mecha Musume) - "Solo Witch Girls" like Sally or Sakura

Jacob Green
Jacob Green

Are you fucking dumb? Nanoha is a latenight show focused on the otaku / old man aundience. It was one of the first shows to fully realise the potential of battle loli and fully ditch the younger audience

Luke Brown
Luke Brown

Shoujo-Ai with action.

Kevin Rogers
Kevin Rogers

paedophilia and action
I thought that term finally died with shoujoai.com

Logan Richardson
Logan Richardson

One is about a card game, another is about boats, and the other has no transformation sequences.

Senran Kagura fits in, too, I just realized.

Grayson Collins
Grayson Collins

Again, your definition of mahou shoujo is too narrow.

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

I don't know what you are talking about, Shoujo-ai is still applicable to teams featuring 19-24 years old girls

Grayson Lee
Grayson Lee

Saying "I enjoy shoujo-ai" in Japanese is like saying "I enjoy PTHC" in English.

Camden Diaz
Camden Diaz

Bechdel test
user I don't think that means what you think it means. In most of these all female battle mahou shoujo it's damn near impossible to not pass the Bechdel test.

Justin Ross
Justin Ross

Exactly, half-Satan. Japan has a very different culture, but it would blow Tumblr's minds if they knew Japan's entertainment aimed at men was so different (With different problems, obviously).

Parker Adams
Parker Adams

He meant run circles, not in the sense of "avoiding it" but in the sense of "completing tracks multiple times, overly successful"

William Wright
William Wright

That adds some needed clarity to . Thanks user.

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