The audience of yuri...
- I'm a bisexual man, and a consumer of everything from light fluffy romance
to fairly explict adult material. Yuri, as a genre, has produced
a disproportionate number of the stories I like.
(It's some kind of commentary on the heterosexual adult material out there
that the image board wakachan found a market for a group entitled "Happy Sex".)
It's interesting that magazines marketed towards males have featured
series with mostly female characters. This has produced some
fairly good results like Azumanga Daioh, and some odd results
like Strawberry Panic (which seened to me to be very uneven).
What it does show is that editors in Japan allow for the
possibility that the sex of the primary characters may not
be the same as the sex of the intended audience. That
proposition would be a harder sell in the USA.
Someone has suggested Azumanga Daioh was not unlike a harem
minus the male lead.
I suppose the proportion of yuri written by women for women
is a smaller market segement. It's not the only source of
good stories, but there's going to be an obvious bias
towards realism, or at least, a different sort of fantasy.
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