In terms of sheer quantity, there are a lot more queer characters in anime than there are in American cartoons. Until recently, queer representation in American animation has faced two ridiculous obstacles: the idea that cartoons are just for kids, and the idea that it's inappropriate to expose kids to the existence of queer people. Thankfully that first obstacle started being challenged in the '90s with shows like The Simpsons and South Park , and the second obstacle's being challenged now thanks to shows like Steven Universe and The Loud House. In Japan, however, neither of obstacles exist.
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It has also broken another record previously set by Spirited Away—Mugen Train is now the highest-grossing anime movie in the world. Players said anime is often brought up in conversations with new teammates. In September, more than million households streamed an anime program on Netflix. Its aesthetic is pure anime , but its heart is all western philosophy.
Though it is typically created by women for women and is distinct from homoerotic media marketed to gay men , it attracts a male audience and can be produced by male creators. It spans a wide range of media, including manga , anime , drama CDs , novels, video games, television series, films, and fan works. A defining characteristic of yaoi is the practice of pairing characters in relationships according to the roles of seme , the sexual top or active pursuer, and uke , the sexual bottom or passive pursued.