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Old 08-08-2007, 02:58 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Shounen, Shoujo, Seinen, Josei: What style do you favor?

Shounen Shoujo Seinen Josei

They all have a distinct way of portraying stories and art and thus attract readers purely by their style. At least, that's what I think, heh. It doesn't matter whether it's action or romance or comedy, I'm merely curious on just these styles.


I favor Seinen.

Lately, the stories I really get into tend to be Seinen. My current reading list has more Shounen but most of them don't really "grip" me. I read them more for mindless entertainment.

I will always have a soft spot for Shoujo. I try out so many then drop most of them yet the few I follow and finish usually become one of my favorite series'. It's a strange phenomenon. Josei is the one style I don't normally get into.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:40 PM   #2   [permalink]
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Let's see what I'm reading:

One Piece
Eyeshield 21
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
D.Gray Man

With the exception of Yotsuba everything else is shounen. I enjoy the cool looking characters, mindless fun and easy read that is shounen.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:57 PM   #3   [permalink]
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I perfer gekiga at the moment.

EDIT: I included the wikipedia article on what I'm talking about so people don't remain clueless.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:49 AM   #4   [permalink]
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In general, I would say Shounen ...
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Old 17-08-2007, 03:21 PM   #5   [permalink]
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I really enjoy some Shounen series (like Black Cat, Death Note, Eva, RuroKen, Trigun, Hikaru no Go...), but alot of them are just too repetitive. I also like Shoujo/Josei (think ParaKiss and Nana).
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