One of the more welcome changes over the last two decades has been the Rise of the Fangirl, which has certainly made anime conventions more fun than they would otherwise be. The shift was helped along by hybrid shows like Sailor Moon with characters both girls and guys could get equally excited about, while innovations like “BL Gundam” (Gundam Wing) and Kaworu from Evangelion brought new girls into fandom by the truckload. As with most moe anime and games enjoyed by guys, content creators are good at coming up with fun stories for girls to get swept away by. The new anime Brothers Conflict centers around a girl named Ema whose father gets remarried…and suddenly she finds herself with no fewer than 13 incredibly handsome stepbrothers who all look like they could work at a “host club” in Kabukicho. Which handsome oniichan will she fall in love with? Another show I’ve been watching is Free!, Kyoto Animation’s first attempt at bringing its expertise in creating strong moe characters to the fujoshi side of fandom, and I’ve been impressed with the story and drama so far. If you’re a fan of awesome girl-centric anime and games, we’ve got some products you might like to see.
Free! is a popular anime starring these cute guys.