It doesn't exist.
While there are a few rare reversed harems, geared very strongly towards yaoi/shounen-ai fangirls, a "school life" comedy anime about boys doesn't exist.
There is simply no such genre, both shounen and shoujo "school life" anime only have girl casts.
If you think it can't exist for some reason, I pose this question:
If a school life comedy with a full-boy cast would exist,
(now, scratch the idea of sports anime about boys, erase the idea that boys are boring and not cute, visualize this:)
Wouldn't you watch anime about cute funny boys in school doing funny things, if there was one?
I don't think it would be any less interesting than one about girls
but it just doesn't exist anyway
Now, my ideas about why this sad truth exists:
1. I'd say it's mostly a case of harrus potterus fanfictionitis (everyone does it this way so the artists don't even think about there being any possible alternatives; also following the crowd and doing what seems popular)
2. Assecuration - companies assume such anime has to be about girls, because there were no popular ones (or any) about boys in the past (yet).
I want one school anime about young cute boys doing cute and funny things, where girls are secondary or completely redundant characters, and the story focuses purely on the boys
If conclusion one is impossible, let's try something less radical, a school life comedy where at least half of the cast (including the main characters) is boys, and the girls aren't' portrayed as more important/better than the boys.
If it's a reverse harem then the main characters ends being a girl, and it doesn't count.
If it's a shounen anime about fighting, it doesn't count, because that is a genre different than a school life comedy.
7 years, 8 months ago
18 Jul 2011 22:33 CEST