Why male friendship is so idealize on anime & manga while female friendship doesn't mean shit?
Even when 2 close male friends become bitter enemies, it's treated as a tragedy and a self-destructive cycle while 2D females disregard years of friendship for a local hottie, especially on female-aimed media.
Mangaka and japanese men don't know shit about women, and can't write realistic female relationships for shit. They aren't really interested in 3D women anyways, it's easier to just make any shit you think it fits and call it a day.
I don't understand what you are asking for OP? Are you looking for an anime with female characters that have a male-like friendship? Or are you looking for the anime version of sex in the city?
The audience love to see the same shit over and over again, not only the estereotypical otaku.
Sayaka and Kyouko are lesbian as hell for each other.
If you want to see platonic friendship between girls, watch Lucky Star or K-ON! You know, something without any yuri overtones.
Bromance is gonna lead to easier stuff to write most of the time. The Mangaka might just be better at writing Males and that wouldn't be too hard to understand. What Women want in most relationships can be drastically different from what Men expect.
Besides that, one guy overcoming his troubles with sheer guts is manliness, which is a trait important to a hell of a lot of guys. Two guys overcoming their troubles with a fist bump and a 'Got your back' is an inspirational tale worth telling to children. Two Women doing the same thing is cool but not as important to other Women it seems. Different genders, different types of adversities, different values.
Which is also ignoring that women can be spiteful as fuck to other Women and that just, apparently, gets seen as normal conflict between them. Some guy NTRs another guy? Many onlookers see the guy stealing the girl away as an asshole. Some girl NTRs another girl? Onlookers are giving the guy caught between two vaginas fistbumps behind the scenes and nobody gets as pissed at the Homewrecker as they did the Playboy. Hell, the very concept of a Homewrecker is probably even appealing to some of the same guys who think NTR is a shit fetish.
You want realistic female relationships then you ought to just ask your sister/cousin/whatever about the last time her clique at school pissed her off. Odds are the story she'll tell you will sound like a shitty anime plot anyway.
I'm honestly not sure I believe your opening statement, OP. Fuck even in Naruto (since it's your example) there's Sasuke.
Friends backstabbing and betraying each other is a popular dramatic device. If there's a gendered breakdown in who does it I haven't noticed - guys can be perfectly shitty friends too.
/a/ has more males so there are more yurishippers than yaoi fangirls here
whereas female friendships will be written as "they want to fuck" all male friendships will too, just not on /a/. (try /cm/, tumblr, /y/, livejournal, etc.)
I've never noticed this before, but now that you've mentioned it I find myself struggling to come up with any examples of a strong and persevering female friendship. I'll I can think of is Ritsu and Mio, but their characters are pretty shallow and there isn't much substance to their relationship.
I was in the gym yesterday and I remember overhearing girls talking shit about each other behind their backs while pretending friendship when together.
It is impressive how women can't really get along with each other, especially if one of them is better in some way than the other. It is like they only know envy. I suppose in Japan this must be even worse.
>Even when 2 close male friends become bitter enemies, it's treated as a tragedy and a self-destructive cycle while 2D females disregard years of friendship for a local hottie, especially on female-aimed media.
What? I've seen plenty of 'friendship is super important' stuff for both genders in anime.
OP is a Naruto fan
they tend not to watch that much anime, mostly just battle shounens
battle shounens tend to only have their females in the background, so naturally their friendships aren't important
I would say most shoujo fem lead + best friend are like that, the problem is shoujo anime is a small part and the rest of the stuff we get doesn't focus on friendship between girls in a dynamic context, it's basically harems (where there is no friendship) and SoL (where there aren't many things to test a friendship).
Maybe you should watch more than shounenshit
You know that female-aimed is also female-created media, right? I think all the shoujo authors writing about people wanting to be the handsome alpha's housewife and wanting nothing but sex and housewifery are writing about legitimate people. A woman I know quit her job as soon as she got married, saying working is horrible.
I haven't watched a ton of shoujo, but from the sample I've seen it seems like 90% of the time the lead girls are friendless outcasts. At the most they seem to have one male friend.
>we want equal rights and treatment!
>except we still want to be catered to and not have to be financially responsible for anything!
>also, any man that hits a womyn should get his testicles clipped off!
>I am a feminist!