Why are there so few yuri fans in anime and manga in comparison to yaoi fans? Is it because writers and the audience know how insufferable they are and don't want them added to the stories?
Keep telling yourself that
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While on the topic of demographic questions, why aren't there more traditional action figure toys of super popular things like One Piece or Dragon Quest?
I mean jesus christ, pic related got a decent toy line.
As a semi-normalfag who frequents a college campus with people I grew up with, there were 3 girls who were childhood friends. They all used to like yaoi, then some time they got into college they were no longer interested in it, and were all about the yuri. They've talked about their favorite MadoHomu doujins with me before. It's not a huge sample pool, but it seems relevant.
>actual yuri is barely a genre
This. With a few glorious exceptions like Horizon, yuri has yet to even really get past the gimmick stage that these things always tend to go through. There's plenty of subtext but it's not generally accepted let alone popular as just a plain old thing with no particular impact per se.
Can't really see that changing in the near future either, particularly given Japan's demographics. Maybe if IPS stuff takes off since that'd make them legit able to carry on lines an Asia is very big no families, that's a much bigger source of disapproval then moralizing like it is in the West.
>existed ever since feudal Japan and was modernized in 1970
>despite the long history, it still lacks a stable market to the point that it is considered lucky if studios animate at least 1 canon boys-love per year. Most of which are done by a single author
>fans are known for being one of the most obnoxious fans in the world that Japan refers to them with the degratory term "fujoshi" which means "rotten girl". And to make it worse, they are proud for being called as one
>lesbian romance first made appearance in 1970 where it was recieved poorly. Modernized in 1990 where it started to gain popularity
>market is small but stable enough to provide its fans with at least 2 canon girls-love per year. Most of them are done by a diverse set of artists and writers
>outside of shitposting websites, the hate for yuri is too few and far between that people still believes that they are a minority despite the overflowing surge of yuri in the cyberworld, both in the East and West
Anyone who thinks that fujos are bigger than yurifags needs some updating
A regular woman has no need to watch porn. She can just go outside in a short skirt and have a "date" by the end of the day. Those who watch porn are gay women and fat ugly women, naturally they watch gay porn.
Because heterosexual relationships in a patriarchal context (i.e. almost everywhere in the modern world) are inherently violent towards women. It's no surprise that they'd choose to live vicariously through through relationships where there is no gendered power imbalance, regardless of which gender happens to be involved.
Only one was fat. Other two were skinny, one of whom was literally anorexic.
It was right after the TV series came out. I've since then become just as jaded towards the franchise as most of the people browsing /a/, I imagine.
He's right though. Often women will say they like lesbian porn for example because it's more sensual (i.e. less aggressive), and focuses on the woman's pleasure
That's the reason why the "for women" category even exists in the first place
For that matter I know a gay dude that likes yuri. Not the actual sex stuff, but for whatever odd historical reasons there's tons of non-h yuri that does everything from fluffy diabetes inducing romance to pervert humor to simple SoL to varying degrees of drama. According to a previous thread there are a bunch of people on /a/ at least who barely even fap to yuri at all, but mostly go to yuri for the hnnng and futa-on-female for the fapping.
Kind of weird frankly how markets develop and various traits and subcultures can get a life of their own over the decades. I have no idea why but yuri has turned out different from yaoi in more then just one is chicks and one is dudes, they've often got different overall feels even if you imagine a swap.
Though because of that it can be kind of cool when one artist does something else, I liked Creo for example and that was a mainly yaoi author.
Sure, that was a trail blazer, but we still end up with the likes of Sakura Trick "OMG GIRLS KISSING" and "well they go to an all girls school" and so on. They never actually had Nanoha & Fate just do normal couple things or marry off screen despite the situation just becoming ludicrous. Subtext is everywhere, but yuri remains niche and I don't see that changing in the near future.
>yuri has yet to even really get past the gimmick stage that these things always tend to go through
That is one of the stupidest thing I have ever read
his statement is on a whole other level than yours, it's the typical tumblr shtick and he can go shove it up his faggot ass
>muh patriarchy that makes all the men rape all us wymmyns
>embrace the gay genderfluidity to be a better person!!
>it's not in /a/'s culture to bully people
Are you for real? The board that will rip you a new one if you ever show the slightest hint of ignorance isn't into bullying?
Prove me wrong then. Sure there are a few exceptions, but much of the recent actual yuri there is vs subtext-that-will-never-do-anything is very much in the "whoa guys, THIS IS YURI! HIGHLIGHT THAT!" category. Can you even imagine something like Sakura Trick as het? "It's a girl… KISSING a GUY!" Uh ok, yeah and? Wouldn't even get off the drawing board without something of actual substance, for normal accepted stuff two people kissing just isn't worth anything by itself independent of their characters.
Also to be clear I'm talking purely about anime here. Manga got past that forever ago.