Posted in 2010s, Category C, Female Protagonists, Male Author

Shokugeki no Souma

Category C

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This anime passes criterion 1 in episode 1, criterion 2 in episode 2 and criterion 3 in episode 5. 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?

While rife with female fan service that could be considered quite over the top, this show balances it out by putting males in the same situations albeit a bit less frequently. Clothes exploding everywhere. Very fun series overall, but it centres on Souma enough that the females don’t really talk to each other much, just him. Did make me want to cook more though.


More data:

Author gender: male
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 2/6
Year of airing: 2015 – 2016

Posted in 2010s, Category C, Female Author, Female Protagonists

Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish)

Category C

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This anime passes criterion 1 in episode 1, criterion 2 in episode 2 and criterion 3 in episode 4. 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?

Kuzu no Honkai boasts a majority in the female protagonist department and yet they still don’t manage to talk frequently about non-trivial topics. Despite two of them being in a weird, kind of lesbian relationship… Overall fairly enjoyable though.


More data:

Author gender: female
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 3/4
Year of airing: 2017

Posted in 2010s, Category C, Female Author, Female Protagonists

Ä“lDLIVE

Category C

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This anime passes criterion 1 in episode 1 and criteria 2 and 3 in episode 9. 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?

I suppose this show is a bit better with females than Reborn (same mangaka), but still not great. In general, the show was also not great. Oh well…


More data:

Author gender: female
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 1/2
Year of airing: 2017

Posted in 2010s, Category C, Female Author, Female Protagonists

ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka (Territory Inspection Dept.)

Category C

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This anime passes criterion 1 in episode 1 and criteria 2 and 3 in episode 6. 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?

This show was great. I mean who doesn’t love bread? Despite having serious and important female characters though, female-female interactions just aren’t a thing. The women are all separate. Such a pity.


More data:

Author gender: female
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 1/3
Year of airing: 2017

Posted in 1970s, 1980s, Category A, Female Author, Female Protagonists

Rose of Versailles

Category A

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This anime passes criterion 1 in episode 1 and criteria 2 and 3 in episode 2. The conversations are both frequent and non-trivial.

  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?

Obviously it’s easier for a show with a female protagonist to meet these criteria, so it’s no wonder that this show does it so quickly. There could be some debate about Oscar’s femaleness since she clearly doesn’t present as a female, but the show will pass a bit later on regardless. Nice to see a mostly progressive show from the 70s/80s.


More data:

Author gender: female
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 2/4
Year of airing: 1979-1980

Posted in 2010s, Category C, Female Protagonists, Male Author

Medaka Box

Category C

 

This anime passed criterion 1 in episode 1 and criteria 2 and 3 in episode 2. The conversations never really got frequent or deep 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?

Despite the main character being female, she doesn’t talk to other females all that much. Disappointing.


More data:

Author gender: male
No. of female protagonists/all protagonists: 3/5
Year of airing: 2012

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