Extra: That strange feeling…

Letter-Bee niche…when you can’t figure out what audience a show is meant for. Laugh for now, but I’m serious. I couldn’t figure out what audience Letter Bee was for. The main characters are all so young. However, a few of the male side characters… well, their artwork and voices are leaning pretty heavily on the Shoujo side of things. But then there are these… moments with some of the female characters. Chest size jokes with Niche, the licking thing, and clothes being non-existent or conveniently shredded. Yeah. That’s fanservice for dudes.

So. Who is this show marketed to exactly? Honestly. The content isn’t really the most mature overall. Most of the episodes are clean fare and very formulaic. The main character is a snot-nosed kid who cries every episode. And I mean, every episode. But the fanservice and the few scenes with dead… bodies. It may not be too graphic, but it’s not for young eyes either. So… teens? But much of the show is so juvenile and touchy-feely, I kinda doubt that…. There’s fighting and fanservice, so for guys? But then there are pretty boy characters with deep voices found in shoujo shows…

So, I pretty much gave up. I have no clue. What market do you think this show was meant for? I’ve got nothin’. The only thing I know for sure is that, if they were trying to market to everyone at once, they failed. It’s just a town full of the awkward parade.

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Raised on everything from Moby Dick to the Star Wars X-Wing books from a young age, it came as no surprise to anyone who knew me that I’d become a literature graduate and avid writer. But my love of a good story wasn’t restricted to the written word in my early years. Star Trek, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and badly dubbed Godzilla flicks helped shape my love of science fiction on screen as well. I wrote my first story while in the second grade. It was a horrifying tale about murdering a fairy-eating dog via a slice of pizza (in my defense, my only exposure to pizza was in the cafeteria and I swear you could legitimately kill someone with those things). I was a special snowflake. Today I write science fiction, fairy tales, Gothic epistolaries, fantasy and anything else that pops into my bizarre and twisted mind. I write new articles for my blog every Tuesday and Thursday. And if you happen to fancy Japanese animation, I also run an anime review blog, RRAR, which updates every Monday.

2 thoughts on “Extra: That strange feeling…

  1. The original manga was aimed mostly at guys since it ran in a shounen magazine (Inu x Boku SS is also shounen, but has a HUGE female fan base). Frankly, I was slightly confused about this one too since it ran in a magazine which seems to be aimed completely at guys, I expected it to have ran in G Fantasy or something…

    • Inu x Boku SS was run there too? Ok, that’s super weird. I’m pretty sure it’s more of a shoujo show, despite the action scenes. But maybe the manga was heavier on the action than the anime was.

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