Though she also admitted that “at the same time, many Western audiences think that Japanese anime looks childish and prefer more realistic illustrations,” which explains the clear visual distinction between Voltage’s exclusively U. But in the end, while it may be interesting to consider cultural differences, both the survey and the feedback from Voltage employees reflected my original sentiment: romance is romance, regardless of culture.
There were overwhelmingly more similarities than differences in how American and Japanese women felt about romantic ideals.
“Japanese women prefer men with slender faces such as those who appear in anime and manga. After holding a focus group session with American women in their twenties, an interviewer said that “from talking to them it seems that (even to those interested in anime) in general American women are not as used to seeing more romantic or mature content in animated media.
But there are definitely Western women and women around the world who are interested in Japanese culture through anime and J-pop and many of them also like the anime art style,” one interviewee said. This cultural gap sounded like the biggest hurdle in reaching the casual U. But anime is much more common in American media these days and I think a more realistic art style is just as appealing as an anime style.” Other responses mirrored that sentiment, with most saying that, while it may not be as common in the US, there was definitely a growing interest.
Because, to put it in layman’s terms, romancing a hot guy is just fun. I don’t care if you were raised reading manga or watching revert back to the teenaged school girl we all remain at heart. Each game is structured around the same free-to-play model, which includes a free download for the prologue, and a charge of $3.99 per love interest you decide to romance in the story.