Spring of 2013 is now the confirmed season of premiere for a female targeted homoerotic action series confirmed as upcoming earlier this year, “Karneval” – a work renowned for its bishounens in glittery outfits.
Whilst this season, or to be more specific, Tonari no Kaibutsu, has gone to show that categories of gender are no solid barrier in determining what audience will enjoy a series, not all shoujo series can be treated equally – simply as this is already a case dependent subject to begin with. Tonari is a heartwarming tale of love – something either gender can enjoy if such fits their taste.
On the other hand, regardless of what “Karneval” is about, it will be immensely difficult for a fair slice of the general 2-D fanbase to appreciate it seeing as most of the characters it carries are feminine males – each coming clad in a sparkly rainbow ensemble, complete with exuberant posture to complete the look.
This may have been mentioned in the past, although it’s not even entirely certain if a typical female anime viewer would admire male characters with such finesse – and on that note however, the sub-sector of otaku who will definitely, and undeniably, be enjoying this series are fujoshis.
Nonetheless, this will be a series certainly most amusing to watch – be it for legitimate entertainment, or simply to shower it with ridicule for sake of ridiculousness.