Posted in 2000s, Category C, Female Author, No Female Protagonists

Hikaru no Go

Category C

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This anime passes criterion 1 in episode 1 and criteria 2 and 3 in episode 46. The conversations are not frequent or non-trivial though.

  1. Are there two named female characters?
  2. Who have a conversation?
  3. Not about men?
  4. Does this happen frequently?
  5. Is the conversation non-trivial?

It’s kind of laughable when a show only passes in episode 46. Like what are you doing? Still don’t understand go though.


More data:

Author gender: female
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 0/3
Year of airing: 2001-2003

Posted in 2000s, Category C, Female Author, Female Protagonists

D.N.Angel

Category C

This anime passes criteria 1 and 2 in episode 1, and criterion 3 in episode 3. The conversations are not frequent or non-trivial though.

  1. Are there two named female characters?
  2. Who have a conversation?
  3. Not about men?
  4. Does this happen frequently?
  5. Is the conversation non-trivial?

Even though the mangaka is female, the focus here is entirely on the guys…


More data:

Author gender: female
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 2/5
Year of airing: 2003

Posted in 2000s, 2010s, Category E, Male Author, No Female Protagonists

Kaiji – Seasons 1 and 2

Category E

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Kaiji only passes the first criterion in episode 36 (that’s second season).

  1. Are there two named female characters?
  2. Who have a conversation?
  3. Not about men?
  4. Does this happen frequently?
  5. Is the conversation non-trivial?

I was so surprised this show actually managed to get a second named female character! I swear due to some unspecified disaster this world is left with the majority of the population being male and no one ever mentions this traumatic tragedy… Of course said named character looks like this:

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More data:

Author gender: male
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 0/1
Year of airing: 2007-2008, 2011

Posted in 2000s, Category C, Male Author, No Female Protagonists

Gankutsuou (The Count of Monte Cristo)

Category C

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This anime passed criteria 1 and 2 in the second episode and 3 in episode 7 or 8 depending on how strictly you define a conversation. This definitely doesn’t happen frequently and the conversations are mostly about shopping…

  1. Are there two named female characters?
  2. Who have a conversation?
  3. Not about men?
  4. Does this happen frequently?
  5. Is the conversation non-trivial?

This was somewhat disappointing as the show had multiple fairly well developed female characters. It’s sloppy to not show any interactions between them that don’t revolve around men.


More data:

Author gender: male
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 0/3
Year of airing: 2004-2005