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#49678 - 03/15/13 06:27 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: sevi]
SD Maruko-kun Offline
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Originally Posted By: sevi
So maybe the whole "reverse harem" idea is purely an American thing?

Most of these terms are probably "western world only" in their meanings.
Heck, from the Japanese point of view Bambi is an anime, while in the western world we use anime to specifically refer to Japanese animation...

(AniDB, Anime-planet and probably also other database sites do have a "reverse harem" tag)
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#49684 - 03/15/13 08:57 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: sevi]
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Originally Posted By: sevi
Nope. That would be called Yaoi, hun wink


I know, I was just joking.

Originally Posted By: sevi
So maybe the whole "reverse harem" idea is purely an American thing?


Harem really just means Forbidden Place/Room. It was the term given to the place where females stayed in the Middle East. So a reverse harem does kind of make sense to be a place mainly filled with males.

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#49690 - 03/15/13 10:26 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: Cheap One]
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Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: sevi
Nope. That would be called Yaoi, hun wink


I know, I was just joking.

Originally Posted By: sevi
So maybe the whole "reverse harem" idea is purely an American thing?


Harem really just means Forbidden Place/Room. It was the term given to the place where females stayed in the Middle East. So a reverse harem does kind of make sense to be a place mainly filled with males.


So then Ooku: The Inner Chamber would be the most apt "reverse harem" series ever as features an actual male harem. And also I knew you were kidding, I was just kidding you back smile
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#49700 - 03/16/13 12:29 AM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: kiku]
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Ha ha! ROFL! It's nice to have this activity in this topic. We need MOAR anime and manga subculture terminology.

MOAR

def.: Used in place of the word "more" to emphasize it, and to sound like a pirate.
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#49768 - 03/18/13 03:44 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: SD Maruko-kun]
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Originally Posted By: Stefanie
So, why wouldn't they simply be called "Traps" either way (M-F or F-M)? To me, "Reverse Traps" would mean that the characters in question turned out to be the sexes they outwardly appeared as, even though other characters (and/or the audience) thought they were traps (presumably, because of misinformation or disinformation).
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Well, I guess the answer to that question is probably something like: "because most anime is predominantly aimed at males, there's some gender discrimination w.r.t. naming things"...

My question was mainly rhetorical, but that's exactly right. What's reverse to one person might be regular to another, and there's certainly a cultural bias. That being said, my favorite traps are probably Sherry in E's Otherwise, followed by Nuriko in Fushigi Yugi. Neither character's secret lasts for very long, but each one is loveable in her own way.

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#49783 - 03/18/13 10:03 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: kiku]
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Is anybody else wondering how Stefanie did that?
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#49788 - 03/18/13 10:33 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: kiku]
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Originally Posted By: kiku
Is anybody else wondering how Stefanie did that?


Sadly no. If you go to the full reply. You just change your text color to white. She knows we all have white backgrounds, so it "hides" the text.

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#49791 - 03/18/13 11:00 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: Cheap One]
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Oh, I see. Thank you Cheap One. whistle
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#49793 - 03/18/13 11:07 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: kiku]
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Originally Posted By: kiku
Oh, I see. Thank you Cheap One. whistle

I hope everyone who reads her Post realizes they can just click on Quote and read what she wrote.
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#49794 - 03/18/13 11:26 PM Re: Anime/Manga subculture terminology [Re: BWBODDY]
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Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: kiku
Oh, I see. Thank you Cheap One. whistle

I hope everyone who reads her Post realizes they can just click on Quote and read what she wrote.


All you really have to do is click on the text. I go to another board that uses that trick for spoilers. So I am very use to doing it already.

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