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I DON'T GET IT. What Are All These Requests for Male Bunnies?I DON'T GET IT. What Are All These Requests for Male Bunnies?Polls

ToranekoToraneko13 days ago
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In the comments section for a number of male figures, people keep bringing up their disappointment that the character wasn't dressed as a male bunny. At first I thought it was a joke, but people are serious!

Even claims that FREEing just doesn't get that what people REALLY want is MALE bunnies. I raised the question in the comments section for this figure ITEM #1584444 and it basically turned into a dumpster fire. So I decided to create this blog to find out what exactly IS the appeal of male bunnies? So many people talking about it, I guess I’m as clueless as FREEing. Can SOMEONE explain it? (Go easy on me. Just trying to educate myself and understand why)


EDIT: I honestly LOVE that there is so much passion around this subject--more than I ever dreamed--and I for one am learning SO much about an area I knew nothing about. I do, however, want to to repeat the last part of what the mod said in his post, everyone "please don't sour what this represents by letting it end with a closed comment section. Stay civil, keep the moral high ground whenever the opportunity arises."

EDIT: It was suggested that I was intimidated or irritated and that's why I posted this article. NOT TRUE. Nothing in this article will intimidate me. I do really appreciate people posting their viewpoints. I love learning about culture, Japanese, Western, whatever. And while this may be an aspect of culture many are aware of I am not. The dialog has been heated, but that shows the passion people have for their opinions. I'm truly grateful for people taking the time and having the courage to share their views. PLEASE, let's keep this discussion going in a way that everyone feels they can safely share.

EDIT: I have finally been able to read all the comments. OMG! I cannot believe how awesome the insights and opinions being shared here are. One awesome one after another. You fellow mfc'rs are freaking amazing!

Thank you in advance to those willing to take the time to share.

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I need to read articles more often, this is a shit show and I love it. Good one Toraneko! Lmao. Nah but really I always thought male bunnies were kinda cringe, to each their own though. I wouldn't give much credence to the people requesting them so much. Male bunnies really have to rely on the gay male and horny female market. Both of which are relatively small demographics. Though I'm sure they see love to some extent with the broader female audience otherwise I really doubt they'd even be made. Very similar situation to the nsfw male figures.
2 days ago
Toraneko Nekomusume ♡
sarious9 days ago#113930347Figure companies don't care what gaijin want. The majority of sales are to Japan, so regardless of what is common consensus here, it won't matter unless it is the same in Japan. GSC and Koto might add in the consensus in the west, but I doubt any other company will even do that. I don't have an opinion on this topic, just saying.Hmmm. I'm not convinced. It's not uncommon for gaijin to order 500 to over 1000 units of a figure. I would think that is enough to get noticed. Also, there are a lot more people in the rest of the world than there are in Japan. The potential market is much larger. I would absolutely LOVE to see some figure numbers comparing sales in Japan against other areas of the world. I've always wondered about the ratio. I know figure companies have this information, but how for us to get it, that is the problem.
9 days ago
sarious Chino is My Life
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9 days ago
me, seeing this thread 2 days late, knowing i was the one toraneko originally replied to in getou's comments and indirectly spurred this somehow:
10 days ago
Toraneko Nekomusume ♡
Adama10 days ago#113887843I can see that. The size might play a big role. And I also agree with the catgirls, they to me seem more established since there are canon catgirls/guys in anime. Or wolves. And the cute aesthetic to me looks better than lewd bunnies, esp. when 99% of bunnies get the "proportions upgrade" treatment Freeing does. Hate that.Could not have said it better. 100% agree with all of it. It's why I replaced my Kaguya's bunny ears with cat ears!
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Toraneko11 days ago#113879020

I can see that. The size might play a big role. And I also agree with the catgirls, they to me seem more established since there are canon catgirls/guys in anime. Or wolves. And the cute aesthetic to me looks better than lewd bunnies, esp. when 99% of bunnies get the "proportions upgrade" treatment Freeing does. Hate that.
10 days ago
Toraneko Nekomusume ♡
Adama11 days ago#113863887Well you are 100% right. That's a very well established bandwagon. I am just curious why it even exists and why it's that popular. Maybe because they are sexy and the only kind of such wagon. Maybe if someone really pushed for Cgirls they would become as popular. But then again, we live in the age of "dont do new stuff, its easier to continue what works" in every industry. Shame. Would love to see more variety in themes, not just clothes.Responding about why people buy bunnies, in general. I have a number of female bunnies, and personally I don't like the bunny outfits that much--not to mention it always draws groans from my SO. The reason I have them is because I LOVE 1/4 scale figures and there isn't a lot of selection besides bunnies and 18+ figures in that scale. Of course even the small number of female 1/4 non-bunnies available is more than the 1/4 male figures produced. So my point is that some portion of the popularity of bunnies could just be their scale as opposed to their outfits. Sorry, I know this is a bit off topic. Maybe I need to create an article to discuss why people like female bunnies, LOL.

EDIT: And regarding cat girls, my profile makes it pretty clear on where I stand on that. Like them 1000% more than bunnies. Sorry, also off topic, but I couldn't resist.
11 days ago
7thNausicaa12 days ago#113820461AAHHH! my grail illustration. It's my ultimate dream to have 1/4 scale figures of all free! boys from this. Done by good manufacturer like Mimeyoi with their shading and including nipples of course!
FUCK, I would smash all 5 preorders buttons so hard it will make earthquake in Japan!!!
Akuryotaisan1613 days ago#113812606I would kill for those Free bunnies *__*Left_Dreamer13 days ago#113811778I hope that someday you get your FREE! buns!
I'm super late (when I saw the notifications yesterday the article was temporarily closed and I didn't opened MFC 'till now) but I wanted to thanks you all for the replies! And crying with the ones that share the need for some swimming boys with bunny ears <333
11 days ago
suta_pura o r a ✩ o r a
dovewings11 days ago#113872145thank you so much! i love yours as well :)
RIGHT?????? cishet males aren't even the majority anymore, not by a long shot yet they're still the loudest and call everyone ELSE the "vocal minority". crazy crazy stuff.
also, I love your profile :) coming across it when I had just joined MFC a few months ago kicked my ass into gear to try and customize my account in the first place!
Totally! Like suddenly not everything being catered to them=oppression. Pardon me while my eyes roll out of my skull and into the depths of space. Aww thank you! I’m so happy it motivated someone else to customize their profile! It’s time consuming but it is so fun isn’t it! I love yours too!! It’s soooo cute!!
11 days ago
LucyMP11 days ago#113867316Love your vibe lol

thank you so much! i love yours as well :)

suta_pura11 days ago#113868990God I wish there were still upvotes so I could upvote your comment. I’m sick of the double standards in not only this community but any “geeky” community. More types of people exist than heterosexual cismales. Why some people can’t seem to wrap their mind around this breaks my brain.

RIGHT?????? cishet males aren't even the majority anymore, not by a long shot yet they're still the loudest and call everyone ELSE the "vocal minority". crazy crazy stuff.

also, I love your profile :) coming across it when I had just joined MFC a few months ago kicked my ass into gear to try and customize my account in the first place!
11 days ago
Buy from Japan. Easier than ever.

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