Lately, I find myself getting more attracted to josei mangas than shoujo. So you would be expecting more josei caps from now on. I’m still a shoujo manga fan. I just need to move on :)
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10 Random facts about myself:
1. I’m a fresh graduate from the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
2. I’m not a fujoshi.
3. I’m a stalker.
4. I’m 20 yrs old.
5. I write Gintama fanfics
6. I would love to become a student again
7. I hate cookies and cream
8. I love corn, crabs, and shrimps
9. I guess I’m conceited
10. I love singing
DISCLAIMER: There is nothing wrong with having a male protagonist who’s smarter than the female. What I’m concerned with is the treatment of these characters.
Out of the many shoujo mangas I have read in my lifetime, very few have a female protagonist who is academically smart. Most of the time, it’s the male lead who’s cool, calm, and collected. Not to mention handsome, insanely wealthy and incredibly intelligent.
However, I will come across those rare series in which the female protagonist is actually a hard-working student whose studying does pay off.
Of course, the male lead is always better. Always.
Something to ponder on.
Personally, I am also more of a hard-worker than a genius and I am really looking forward to a shoujo manga that would give corresponding credits to a heroine that works hard.
Most stories, be it shoujo or shounen, have an underdog for a protagonist. Basically, so that most people can sympathize with them and root for them as they lead their journeys. It would be boring to have a perfect character for a protagonist. Hence, hard-working female leads who get beaten by flawless male leads cannot be avoided. That would be okay for an introduction, conflict, or twist in the story. Just okay to provide a thrill in the plot. Still, as the story progresses, readers like me are hoping for a reversal of situation where the female lead will now be able to surpass the male lead.
I just need to reblog this!!
Haven’t read any shoujo manga lately because I feel like I’m about to experience a real shoujo story.
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