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Pretty much exactly what the title says; I'm looking for anime games where the female characters aren't overly sexualised. Taking from my comment in this post, I avoid anime games on principle due to how many treat their female characters as little more than sex objects. However, I am willing (and encouraged) to be proven wrong.

So by anime games, I am referring to any game of any genre that has an anime art style and/or originated from an east Asian country (so Japan, China, or South Korea). Mods of games that desexualise the content (if those even exist) are also allowed.

This can also be a general discussion on anime games as a whole. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the latest JRPG, for example, whether you liked it or not :)

Pretty much exactly what the title says; I'm looking for anime games where the female characters aren't overly sexualised. Taking from my comment in [this post](https://ovarit.com/o/Games/180049/i-m-not-playing-any-more-male-protags), I avoid anime games on principle due to how many treat their female characters as little more than sex objects. However, I am willing (and encouraged) to be proven wrong. So by anime games, I am referring to any game of any genre that has an anime art style and/or originated from an east Asian country (so Japan, China, or South Korea). Mods of games that desexualise the content (if those even exist) are also allowed. This can also be a general discussion on anime games as a whole. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the latest JRPG, for example, whether you liked it or not :)

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I wanted to give a suggestion but realized I don't know any. At least anime games focus on eye candy for both men and women, which can't be said for western games (sorry I don't find old buff men hot).

I could use some good anime recommendations myself tbh. I can't think of anything past 2015 at the most that is not sexualized or male gazey.

Have you ever played Dragon Age? Nothing "old" about Alistair - he was not only youngish (twenties?) but completely inexperienced with women. I usually skip romances in RPGs but his storyline was lovely.

Hm, I guess it depends on how much male gaze you can handle and what you're interested in.

For example, Yuru Camp (2018) and A Place Further than the Universe (2018) are both cozy shows with all-female casts and little sexualization, but some people don't enjoy the 'cute girls doing cute things' genre because moe is usually designed for the male gaze. Yuru Camp is mostly comfy slice-of-life about high school girls going camping across Japan, while A Place Further than the Universe focuses more on exploring the girls' motivations for visiting the most inhospitable place on earth. Little Witch Academia (2017) is a similar show about schoolgirls, but it's clearly written to be child-friendly but enjoyable for all ages.

If you want something more mature, In this Corner of the World (2016) is easily one of the most beautiful anime movies I've ever watched and a nuanced, poignant depiction of everyday life in wartime Japan. I have certain issues with the nationalism in it, but I'm also particularly sensitive to such things and it's not overt. There's also a number of shows I can think of that have well-written female secondary characters or female characters with a lot of depth but also enough flaws to be unlikable, but I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.

Ahh you and I have very different tastes but I totally appreciate you writing this out for me. You are correct I absolutely hate the genre of "cute girls doing cute things" because it's male gazey and not at all how girls act. It's some weird fantasy and I think it fuels TIMs. I miss real shoujo like Skip Beat, Full Moon wo Sagashite and Nana.

I liked Little Witch academia the OVA but got quite bored with the anime and didn't finish.

I have watched In this corner of the world and I had the same thoughts as you.

I'm a big shoujo fan too! For recent series, really enjoyed My Next Life as a Villainess, Orange, Kaguya-sama, and Horimiya. And a little outside the genre, but Sk8 the Infinity and Hypnosis Mic were also fun watches.

Yeah, there's definitely a lack of real shoujo these days. Most of the female-targeted anime adaptations these days are more about pretty male casts. I guess it's because men don't watch traditional shoujo, but women will watch traditional shounen.

You miiiiiight enjoy After the Rain (massive age gap relationship, but it's one-sided and not sexual), Ancient Magus Bride (beautiful fantasy worldbuilding but questionable relationship), or Smile at the Runway (traditional shounen formula fashion industry), but aside from likely not being your taste, they're also not great adaptations and I enjoyed the manga a lot more.

Same here! Which is one of the reasons why I prefer anime games! They at least include handsome male characters even if some of them have sexualized females! Western games tend to either have all characters ugly or only have attractive gals but not males!