Context: The circumstance surrounding an event, statement, or idea.
The parts that come immediately before and after a word or passage and makes its meaning clearer.
^_o One of my favorite quotes : “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”
Why am I telling you this? Over this last month I have seen multiple cases of things being taken out of context/warped just to make their point of view seem more valid.
I not talking about interruption or perspective, I’m only referring to people who change fact/information to fit their current needs.
If you are one of those people who don’t like “cute high earth defense club love” that is perfectly ok. What is not ok is choosing magical boy examples that don’t connect to the narrative/context of what you are arguing about. “There are plenty of magical boys” How many of them were magical teams and contained no woman?
One example they use is “is this a zombie” : “He’s a strong magical boy”
If you were to only look at imagery you would recognize him for his sex however, the show always refers to him when transformed as a magical garment “GIRL!”.
*He is a magical zombie cross dresser with a giant pink chainsaw (If that doesn’t peek your curiosity I don’t know what will). *
In the context of the anime he is a magical girl and if you can’t deal with that it’s your own personal problem.
I’m going to place shugo chara next to spider rider in order to expand on this point.
Both of these anime’s are amid at different genders (shugo chara female/ spider rider male) and both shows don’t care about the gender of the characters. both anime’s can be argued as neutral magical shows with the only dividing outcome being who are main charterer is (is it truly a magical girl or boy show based on who the lead is?).
I don’t think it right to to argue against a magical boy team by choose singular cases .
*A magical boy team is still novelty because it’s not the norm.*
If you can name one show that contains a magical boys team (no females) in a magical girl setting then I will listen to your argument.
If you making the argument magical boy exists you’re fine however, if your making the argument that magical boy teams are not a novelty then you have no leg to stand on.
^_^ I feel a lot better after getting that of my chest.