Fujoshi vs Seiyuu


The refusal of an excited fujoshi audience to even acknowledge female seiyuu whilst the same crowd hysterically greets their male counterparts with an ear-splitting shriek of enthusiasm has been noted with some disapproval by fans.

The event highlighted as an example of this phenomenon is the Tales of Festival 2009, an event centred on Namco Bandai’s Tales series of RPGs, which have long proved popular with female gamers for their high levels of bishonen content.

As can be seen by comparing the audience reception of male versus female seiyuu, the fujoshi present seem less than enthused by the efforts of the female seiyuu, snubbing them completely:

One observer on 2ch summarises the difference in reaction between the sexes:


Male seiyuu: Domo!
Ota: Wooooooooo!!!
Female seiyuu: Domo!
Ota: Woooooooooooooooooo!!!


Male seiyuu: Domo!
Fu: Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Female seiyuu: Domo!
Fu: …

Another observer puts it more succinctly: “Whichever gender they are seiyuu fans are a creepy bunch!”

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    Avatar of ALAKTORN
    Comment by ALAKTORN
    07:32 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is embarassing to watch. That's why I paused it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 30/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same here, i mean wtf, you got a bunch of sick minded girls who're into homosexual shit screaming like a fucking psycho in the middle of the fucking crowd, then you got this guy who posted this shit saying that otaku are the male counterpart of fujoshi, WTF BRO? DO YOU SEE US GUYS WATCHING AND READING LESBIAN SHIT EVERY 5 MINUTES? waitaminute, do yuri fanboys even have a name/nickname? No, because we're guys ffs, we have needs, we fap to porn brah, we healthy teenagers nigga, and what do you fucking know, every hentai i watched, over 500 hentais, and every eroge i played, over 100 eroges, have at least 2 or 3 Yuri ero scenes, so fuck your lil brains to y'all tards out there who don't know shit, and to y'all no life yaoi fangirls, grow some brains, ya lil rotten shits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 02/08/2016 # ! Neutral (0)


    Avatar of Naison
    Comment by Naison
    06:29 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I actually feel pretty bad for the female seiyuu in that video. Seriously. At least applaud

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yeah, it's pretty embarrassing to watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I actually feel like applauding for the very few female fans who actually cheered for the women. I think that was very nice of them

    Avatar of MowatMan
    Comment by MowatMan
    06:07 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well that's just not nice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Otakus can tend to be bros, Fujoshi are probably mostly bitches.
    Kinda shows with the same gender comparison.

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    Comment by Risui
    09:01 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Hey it's not nice to be bunching every fujoshi in the same bag either, though its true many of them are heartless hypocrites.
    Women in general have around the same proportion of bitches as the fujoshi do, and I'm not being sexist or anything here, face the facts girls.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    09:43 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'm a fujoshi and I have fujoshi bros (sisses?) in Australia, America and Japan. All of us - especially my japanese fujoshi sisses, love female characters and seiyuu just as much as we love male characters.
    Hell, I'm a straight girl who'd go gay for Rie Kugimiya in a heartbeat and a have a ton of waifus.
    There are tons of dumbass fujoshi, but they've got nothing on the dumbass male otaku there are that smash all their goods when a female character looks at a male character for more than a nano-second.

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    15:41 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Phoenix Wright/Gyakuten Saiban is Moe!
    Hope more people support the game when it arrives on the 3DS

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    Comment by Risui
    11:21 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You go gay for Kugimiya and I for Hideyoshi, but it's my impression that fujoshi go all "KYAAAA!!" only for feminine men? Or then can I safely say that fujoshi are gay to begin with?
    I wonder how many are there into Fist of the North Star male chars.
    I can simpathize with you, not based on anything but opinion though. But for males there's hardly any moe guys to go gay for, so sry for that.

    On a sidenote, male otaku brain have something in common with their own anuses: one-way only. But you can bet none of us here will go that far if a seiyuu we like wants to have a boyfriend. That narrowmindedness is exclusive from Japan I think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 25/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No it's not "exclusive" to Japan, check out all the actor followings going on in Hollywood and stop trying to make yourself feel better by insulting Japan.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    15:17 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I havent really seen that much Macross but moe is often in the eye of the beholder.

    I think Phoenix Wright is totally moe, for example.

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    15:07 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please take note of mi ignorance here:

    Does Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier) count as a "moe guy" or whatever?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Fangirls scare the fucking shit out of me. Yaoi/mpreg obsessed maniacs, the lot of them. Or, at least, many of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    you know, i am all for screaming for your favorite hottie male seiyuu, but at least be polite and applaud for the women. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I am a woman and first to admit women are stupid, i like female characters better anyway, but to be that cruel.... heartless bitches the lot of them

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    Comment by dreadx6
    07:41 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    same here..
    but what they did there was heartless =(

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Just one of those simple selfish attitudes that's like, "if you don't like what I like then you're stupid" kind of thing.

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    Comment by Rainney
    08:07 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    This is why I despise them so.. They go around ranting about how male/male couples are this and that and if you don't support them, you're sexist or some shit. Yet this is how they react to girls?

    What makes it worst is that female non-fujoshi otaku get that fujoshi stereotype from from everyone. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The only good yaoi is with traps

    Avatar of Kwonnie
    Comment by Kwonnie
    06:55 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You and me both, Anon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I highly doubt that's the worst thing any frequent visitor to this site has seen. I know I've seen worse, at least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 26/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Shut up shut up shut up! *shakes head uncontrollably*

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    09:19 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    @Anonymous 06:38 24/11/2010

    "Fangirls scare the fucking shit out of me. Yaoi/mpreg obsessed maniacs, the lot of them. Or, at least, many of them."


    Whichever gender you are, the tastes of both run rampant like the Black Plague...

    I've been to both sides and have actually read some "Mpreg" fanfics from "Devil May Cry", "Castlevania", and even "Tales of Symphonia" and "Tales of the Abyss"...

    The yaoi parings from the latter range from best friends to father/son incest with a side of mpreg~

    Avatar of Azure Xuchilbara
    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    12:31 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    What's so wrong with what I said..?

    I got like a crap-ton of anime fetishes that runs on both genres and in-between that--




    Oh...Did I just put an image of a pregnant Dante from Devil May Cry or a pregnant Luke from Tales of the Abyss in your heads..?

    Sorry, I apologize...

    *walks away in shame*

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    Comment by yaku
    08:17 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Please, let's not be a-holes. Fujoshi can be bros (sis) too. Just like there are stupid delusional fanboys who embarrass us all there are annoying screeching fangirls.

    And before everyone votes me down, I'm a fujoshi and have met tons of my female comrades. From my personal experience, they not only get excited over female seiyuu (like I did when May'n and Megu came to the US) they are awesome people.

    I'm not sure how it's in Japan though.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    10:04 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I've had first-hand experience with fujoshi in Japan and I know I bunch of them, and they all loved female characters/seiyuu too. Why there's so many that don't at this event I cant say, unless this fandom is mostly bitches or something. I dont know much about Tales Of so I don't really know

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    10:00 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Well at the moment we're cheifly dealing with the fujoshi of Japan. And in this case, they came across very much as a lot of catty, jealous biches. I'm honestly surprised they'd act that way (in public anyway).

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    Comment by shiroki
    10:35 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Conformity perhaps? 80% of the crowd didn't show any desire to cheer, the 20% thinks they are alone and gives up as well to not stick out in a crowd?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 25/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    bros before hos

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    Comment by OTIKA
    08:13 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fist.
    Pound it!

    Comment by Anonymous

    More like most otaku know you need a central male voice in order to make a good anime/game.


    Yes, that means K-on! is not a good anime.

    Avatar of Homu Improvement
    Comment by Homu Improvement
    12:21 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    What about azumanga daioh?

    Avatar of TehBoringOne
    Comment by TehBoringOne
    15:00 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Azumanga Daioh is a brilliant example of a good gag anime and one of my most beloved anime.

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    15:37 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    @Anon06:48,that's a load of BS,K-ON!! is not a good anime,it's one heck of an awesome anime
    @TehBoringOne,second that,did you rewatch it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 02/08/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon06:48 Bullshit. Generic harem protagonist-kun and generic light novel protagonist-kun both need to die off.

    Nothing wrong with male characters but they aren't essential to making a good anime, and nothing says they need to be the lead voice.
    I think railgun is a good example for you maybe. Sure, index has a central male lead but in railgun he's really just a side character that pops up occasionally. The rest of the cast is pretty much all female, and it's an action story-driven anime unlike the slice of life stuff mentioned above.

    I'd also point to stuff like Haibane Renmei for good dramatic story telling about a primarily female cast.

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    Comment by Riiku
    08:45 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    What is? It is a well established fact that positive emotions associated with anime-based media have alot to do with sexual attraction, even if we refuse to acknowledge that. Womans have the right to fap (shlick) to their favorite gay males too.

    To put simply, it is big amount of sexy bitches and dudes that make anime awesome. Be it for men or women.

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    Comment by Megidola
    06:42 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tough crowd...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yeah only if you are female...

    Comment by คภєк๏
    12:16 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What about women who voice male characters?

    Comment by คภєк๏
    16:11 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Goku of Dragonball and Luffy of One Piece also have female seiyuu. It's not that uncommon.

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    15:10 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    They are rather scarce, as far as I know.

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    23:36 25/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    for english dubs,ash's original voice actor was female too

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    15:44 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Aneko,wondering too,maybe i should watch FMA Live?Edward and Al were voiced by females
    Romi Park and Kugimie FTW!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    sandwich fest

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    you don't have to respect/like the female seiyuu, but be respectful. You should applaud or something.

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    Comment by Shivann
    09:10 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'm a fujoshi myself, and i do not aprove of such behaviour.
    I respect people for what they do. If a seiyuu is good, i don't care wether they're male or female.
    On second thought maybe the female fans there didn't like the female character; many (young male) characters in yaoi stuff have female seiyuu, so i think this was centered on the character and not the seiyuu herself just because she's a woman. Anyways, not nice, at all.

    BUT, truth is, a fangirl is way more scarier than most otaku guys. And japanese fans of anything tend to go to the extremes, so yeah..

    By ourselves we are not that scary or dangerous, but in relatively large numbers...i'd run if i were you ._.;

    (Nothing to be proud of, really, but in Japan it's probably worst.)

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    Comment by Shuubi
    09:54 24/11/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Most fujoshi I know love female seiyuu as well. Maybe the Tales Of fandom are just a bunch of idiots, I don't know. But if I was there I would scream EXTRA EXTRA LOUD for the women to make up for it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    if the western tales fanbase is any indication, then yeah tales fans are mostly retards.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    11:24 24/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    If they're anything like the Kingdom Hearts fandom.... -shudder-

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    10:12 24/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...and that's why I left the Tales fandom. Go to Gamespot/forums and you can even blast your eardrums reading fujoshis spamming "Kyaaaaah" on every thread. :<

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