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Why is it so hard to find a romance show or manga targeted at men?

WHY ARE THEY ALL EITHER YAOI, REVERSE HAREMS OR BISHOUNEN-FILLED CRAP /a/?

WHY CANT WE SHED MANLY TEARS ANYMORE WITH ALL THIS FUJOSHIT/OTOME PANDERING? WHY /a/?
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>>100424978

B-bump...
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Harenshits are aimed at men,faggot ,and it's all romance drap.
There are a gazillion more haremshits than otomeshit/shoujoshit so stop whining.
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>>100425329

Harems don't count as romance.
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>>100425329
>There are a gazillion more haremshits than otomeshit/shoujoshit so stop whining.

Thank god.
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>>100425356
>Harems
>not romance

You pout a reverse harem in your OP and you dare saying harem don't count as romance ?
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>>100425492

Reverse harems are "romantic" because the MC grill has a relationship with the gay guys that focuses on the "emotional side".

Whereas most harems are just the MC fucking all the sluts.
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>>100425329

Other than haremshit, name AT LEAST 10 romance manga or shows targeted at men.
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Get the fuck out.
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>>100425646

You're the fujoshit.

You're the one who's supposed to get out.
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>>100425568
>harem MCs
>fucking all the sluts
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trying to trick /a/ into giving you a reading list. 2/10
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Hello, this ended only a few weeks ago. Golden Time is still going on as well.
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>>100425728

Never heard of it.

And Golden Time is meh.

>>100425696

>implying it isn't like that

>>100425711

You go tell yourself that.
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>>100425605
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Why do you hate bishounen? Don't you prefer everything to be eye candy?
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>>100425848
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I'll probably get called a troll, but Kimi Machi
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>>100424978
>>100425215

gaia pls go
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>>100425860

>bishounen
>eye candy

You aren't straight, are you?
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The Pilot's Love Song looks pretty manly.
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>>100425948
>>100425646

holy shit it's IRC at work
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>>100425913

>Sh┼Źnen

But anon, that's not targeted at men. That's targeted at boys.
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>>100425754
>I joined /a/ a week ago.
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>>100425960
Hell no. Most boring orientation.
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>>100426153

Aw, that's cute. You're projecting.

>>100426239

I heard the male Yaoi fanbase is extremely small.

Do you mind fujoshit?
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>>100426302
>Do you mind fujoshit?
I have enjoyed a few, but, like everything, most of it is shit.
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>>100426307
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Aren't like all romantic comedies that aren't aimed at girls (which is most of them) falling under this? I think you should just stop looking at shojo for everything romantic
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>>100426462

I've tried but all the Seinen and Shounen titles I came across didn't have romance as the center point.

I tried to like Josei and Shoujo works but it's just... Ugh...
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>>100425605
>including manga
You lose, there are hundreds.
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>>100426561

m8 last time I checked the manga department is flooded with Josei and Shoujo titles
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>romance
>aimed at men
Those who like romance aren't a man
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>>100426599
http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?act=genresearch
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>>100426700
You are gay
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>>100426716

Josei + romance = Pages (62)

Seinen + romance = Pages (29)
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>>100426589
time to rewatch Emma

I want to see her new manga about the tribal peoples
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>>100426545

Which josei and shoujos did you try to watch?
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>>100426589
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Anons, you don't seem to get it.

The problem is that the movie and novel markets are already dominated by females when it comes to romance titles.

Shoujo and Josei has been slowly creeping into domination in the anime and manga market in the romance genre.

Other than VNs and a few shows and manga titles I can't remember the last time I read/watched a romance title targeted at men.
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>>100426814
29 pages of 25 entries each is hundreds.
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>>100426912
Romance doesn't come to you; a real man goes out and looks for what he wants.
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>>100426912
>creeping into domination in the anime and manga market in the romance genre
No fucking shit. Who likes romance the most, men or women?
If you want to enjoy romance all you have to do is find a good author. If they're good the demographics won't mean shit.
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>>100424978
>Why is it so hard to find a romance show or manga targeted at men?

OP is an idiot. There are plenty of male-targeted romances that aren't harems.

It's just that they are all, without exception, suffering. Pic related: it's almost every oldbie's first experience at true blueballs.
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>>100426846

Fruits Basket.

That Maid-sama one.

And that other one with the chaotic piano playing grill and the organized conductor guy.

Ouran High School Host Club.

Usagi Drop (only one I actually liked until I finished the manga. That fucking ending.)

That's it.

I've glanced at several other titles but they were all just "ugh" to me. The perfect male characters, in all their shirtless "glory", the boring MC grill (sometimes the MC isn't even a grill but another perfect bishounen), etc.

Usagi Drop was really the only title that was different. And I liked it. Until I saw the ending, of course.

>>100427199

>If they're good the demographics won't mean shit.

I know that.

But I can't stand yaoi and reverse harems. I don't like that shit. I just don't.

>Who likes romance the most, men or women?

who do you think made the feels meme?
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>>100427494

Try some more recent ones, like Kamisama Hajimemashita and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun.
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>>100424978
>>100427206
>>100425605
What do men what out of romance fiction? I've never thought of it and now that I do think of it, I can't think of anything I'd want out of a romance series. The only type of romance I like is if it's a subplot in an otherwise interesting story.
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>>100427494
Then don't read/watch BL or reverse harems? I don't get what your problem is.
>who do you think made the feels meme?
Are you joking or something? Because that's fucking stupid and proves nothing.
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>>100427653

Something like KS (without the retarded MC).

>>100427733

>Then don't read/watch BL or reverse harems? I don't get what your problem is.

The problem is that there aren't that many titles that aren't reverse harems or yaoi or bishounen.

>>100427579

Okay, I'll try those...
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>>100427917
>there aren't that many titles
Anime titles? I guess not, but if you actually want to get into romance you shouldn't be looking for it in anime. You'll need to read manga. If you don't like that, then you're fucked.
And the amount of BL anime out there is practically non existent, so that really isn't an issue.
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>>100428235

Alright, maybe I was exaggerating.
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>>100424978
For every one shoujo anime there's a romance/harem for men.
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>>100427917
>The problem is that there aren't that many titles that aren't reverse harems or yaoi or bishounen.
You're probably going to need to try manga just because there's going to be more variety. There should be plenty of romance manga that isn't reverse harem or BL. Like probably the majority of them. You'll probably have a hard time avoiding bishonen, but if the manga is good, why is that a problem?
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>>100428998

>hard time avoiding bishonen AND reverse harems

ffty

But I guess you're right.

Maybe I should just give up on romance as a whole and go back to reading Gin no Saji...
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>>100429182
Where are you finding all these reverse harems? Baka Updates has 133 pages of shoujo romance and 62 pages of josei romance, each with 50 entries per page, but only 11 pages with 25 entries each for manga tagged reverse harem and even less if you look for shoujo or josei tagged harem. With anime it might be a little more difficult because of all the recent otome game adaptations but if you're looking at manga you should be okay.
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I don't understand why you're so scared of good looking dudes. Not liking reverse harems is one thing, but why do "bishounen anime" drive you away?
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Kemonozume, faggot. Or Nana, or Lovely Complex.
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>>100429889

OP is closet homo.
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>People still feeding OP scum who can't search on his own and bumped his own thread after five minutes.

It's like you guys want this trash to stay here.
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>>100429889

I have nothing really against "good looking dudes".

For example, Koizumi from Haruhi was one of my favorite characters.

Why?

Because he was interesting. His obvious fake smiling and hints at homolust was interesting because later in the LNs Koizumi says that the reason why he hints at homolust for Kyon is so Haruhi doesn't turn him gay. He also says that the reason why he's smiling all the time is so that he doesn't anger Haruhi. His suspicion of Mikuru and his theories, and in general his character, are likeable.

I liked Koizumi because I felt like he had a purpose. The problem with most manga/anime that have bishounens is that the bishounens are all boring faggots whose only purpose is to be fanservice fodder for screaming fangirls.

>>100430282

Not really.

>>100430544

Fuck off.
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>>100430544

Neo-/a/ a shit.
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>>100430544
>Whining about people bumping

>Bumps it anyway
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Thinly veiled /r/ thread
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>>100431049

Get out.
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>>100431226

Nice try OP.
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>>100431226

Well, did you like any of the recommendations you got?
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>>100431661
>>100431936

pls stop bully ;_;



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