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K-ON! Fans “Over One Third Female”


Moeblob fans presented with a gender breakdown of the viewers of several top anime titles have been surprised to discover they are one third female – but strangely nobody is too surprised to learn that Strike Witches fans are 90% male…

The viewership, according to Ascii:


All: 50% male, 50% female

K-ON!: 63.2% male, 36.8% female

Black Butler II: 33.5% male, 66.5% female

Strike Witches 2: 89.9% male, 10.1% female

Madoka: 71.1% male, 28.9% female

[The second graph above shows the regional breakdown in viewership, in the following order: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku/Shikoku, Kyushu/Okinawa]


The reaction is rather understandably one of surprise:

“Strike Witches really has 10% female viewership?”

“I’m more surprised about Black Butler having 30% male viewers…”

“Why does nobody in Kyushu and Okinawa watch them?”

“Because they don’t broadcast them at all in those regions.”

“Then what about Hokkaido and Tohoku, etc? Besides, everyone can watch now if they use Nico or something.”

“Hardly anyone watches anime on Nico. The vast majority watch on TV.”

“Think of it like this you lot: 30% are women. So of the posters to this thread, 30% were women.”

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