according to a survey conducted on Anime One in which nearly 6000 people replied, anime fans are sick of harem, little sister, and other bland and erotic subgenres.
Take a look at the survey in full below:
■ What Genre of Anime Are You Starting to Grow Tired Of?
1. Harem anime – (691 votes)
2. Imouto, or little sister anime – (516 votes)
4. Anime based on erotic games – (349 votes)
5. Anime where all the male characters are beautiful – (327 votes)
6. Battle anime based on Shounen Jump! manga – (318 votes)
6. Anime about school club activities - (318 votes)
8. Anime about awkward adolescents with inflated egos (chuunibyo) - (311 votes)
We didn’t even know some of those were genres…
The problem, as many Japanese netizens point out, is that even if we are sick of ridiculous romance and gratuitous cleavage representing most of our modern anime, they’ll only stop making them when people stop watching them. And anyone who’s run a search in Google Images with the Safe Search function off knows how difficult it is to not give your undivided attention to anything else when there are boobs on the screen.
You can see the rest of the survey, which goes down to #23. Military-themed anime where the only characters are girls, here.