Shounen and Shoujo Aren't Genres

Just because it's shounen, doesn't mean it's all action and noisy heroes. Sometimes, you'll find the occasional schoolgirl there, too. Grungie...
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    Tonto-banchou submitted a new Article:

    Shounen and Shoujo Aren't Genres

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    For the longest time I used to think they were genres and not a demographic demarcation. But after getting to know what the words actually meant, it became clear. You could say though that certain genres are closely knit with these words making them synonymous with the genres themselves. Very well-written piece.
     
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    With certain genres being closely knit, it’s probably because certain genres cater more to a specific demographic than others, like your typical magical girl series is obviously targeted at a shoujo audience than say the shounen audience. Though we can all think of a few examples where that isn’t the case.
     
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    Yuri and Yaoi are definitely genres though, right?
     
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    Bara > yaoi
     
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    Ah, right Bara which literally translates to dick in my language.
     

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