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Most famous vs. most popular[edit]

out of curiosity whats the difference between most famous and most popular

"The most famous meganekko in current American fandom is probably Yomiko Readman of the Read or Die (ROD) series. However, in the 1990s, one of the most popular was arguably Tira Misu from the series Sorcerer Hunters, which was an early manga import to the US. The comedic anime series G-On Riders (a pun that also means "glasses-on") has character designs deliberately incorporating this design."

also what statistics does this come from? Sir LoseALot 04:17, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Better question, why does the Japanese name for Glasses Fetish have it's own article in the first place? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:24, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Megane kun?[edit]

I don't see why a list of MALES wearing glasses should appear here. Do you see them discussing about yuri on the yaoi article? I'm going to delete this section if I don't get any objections. And also, Megane kun is in NO WAY a proper term used by the Japanese. I've heard they refer to glasses wearing males as "megane danshi". --Dez26 21:12, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

I removed it once, and it was put back into the article, so I moved it to the bottom of the page so it wouldnt conflict with the rest of the page. I agree, it doesnt need to be there. (Animedude 20:43, 1 April 2007 (UTC))
I have to disagree, the subject of men wearing glasses is also common (though less so than women), and is directly related to this topic but it is not significant enought to have it's own article. A small bit of information on it is relevent. Scaper8 04:43, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Sure, men can wear glasses. This isn't simply an article on females with glasses though, it's about the meganekko fetish present in anime and manga. Once again, I'll use my yaoi example. The yaoi article isn't the same as the homosexuality article. I say, no men. Especially not under such a stupid fan name as megane-kun. Everytime a westerner coins a fake japanese term, a part of me dies. --Dez26 18:06, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia isn't supposed to be bias or sexist, just add it —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:41, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Males are Megane Danshi, which is actually a huge fetish in Japan.

non-compliant with policy[edit]

All articles must have citations, in accordance with policy. To comply with policy we have two options: 1. Cite published credible sources 2. blank and redirect to a related article. Thoughts? Lotusduck 01:20, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

How exactly do you cite a character arechetype? (Animedude 05:32, 2 April 2007 (UTC))

It is possible that you can't, and that this belongs on wiki info or a fan wiki, and that this page should be deleted or redirected to glasses fetishism or anime. But if this archetype is discussed in books or articles at length, then that is how you cite it.Lotusduck 16:06, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

I would assume there has been at least a little serious research and publication about the megane character type in japanese culture. Anime is definitely a topic of study, and the megane character is a common part of anime. Ideally, if we wait long enough, a real expert will come by and add them to the article. Whether the page should be moved, this is probably a different discussion. The glasses fetish page seems to have disappeared, so it doesn't seem worth it resurrecting that page just for meganekko. It may be better to mirror the Japanese wiki 'megane character' article. This would allow discussion of male megane characters as well. --Pyo 21:27, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Maybe serious research has been done and maybe it hasn't. I am not convinced! Google scholar has nothing, lexis nexis has nothing, Jstor has nothing. Where ought I to be looking?Lotusduck 03:49, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Things in Japanese. _dk 03:53, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

I am not convinced that there are sources for this article in any language. Google scholar is a somewhat multi-lingual source, so where else are we reasonably supposed to find sources?Lotusduck 17:02, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

[1] Not what you'd call serious research, but a printed source nonetheless. _dk 19:37, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't find Google that good for searching in Japanese. You might want to try [2]. I found this there: [3]. Actual graphs of meganekko popularity. I don't know what an academic would say, but this site certainly takes their meganekko seriously. --Pyo 21:30, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

The fact Meganekko is still something very japanese that has yet to become popular in the west (explaining a lack of english sources) doesn't mean it has to be deleted from Wikipedia. This article is just as valid as any other article dealing with various (and more popular) aspect of the anime subculture. And yeah, the above poster linked to an interesting site. I've been going there for many years now. --Dez26 18:10, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Lettucemanga.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 07:11, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Why 2 Ks?[edit]

It says megane+ko so how did the 2nd k enter into things? Tyciol (talk) 19:24, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Rendaku (talk) 03:00, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

  • It's not rendaku. It's the sokuon (っ) before the "ko" kanji. JuJube (talk) 02:14, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Basic rules of japanese compound words. For the record, there is no letter "k" in japanese, there is a series of k-sounding syllabes. -- (talk) 00:20, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

List of characters[edit]

  • Couldn't this be stripped down quite a bit? JuJube (talk) 02:03, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
    • I agree. The examples listed should be enough substance to exemplify what is "meganekko". By enough substance, I was referring to a modest length, like 20 or so. --Animeronin (talk) 09:33, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


Article has been nominated for deletion by someone else, but the AfD template was missing here so I have added it. Equendil Talk 21:05, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


I was suspecting 子 should be used at the end as it commonly engages in the endings of words ending with っこ (at least none of the records in my dictionary had 娘 on the end of such words). Why should 娘 be used here? May it be possible that some mistake was commited by a stroke of bad luck? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:26, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

The kanji is intentionally misused to tell it's a girl. You are right there is no reading for 娘, whether in kun or on reading, which is pronounced "ko". It's a slangy word after all.--Darekashira (talk) 17:39, 2 December 2012 (UTC)


This article still has no references to reliable sources. Kenilworth Terrace (talk) 16:35, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Dru Pagliassotti's blog is reliable source under WP:BLOGS as Pagliassotti is "an established expert on the topic of the article (male characters in anime and manga) whose work in the relevant field has previously been published by reliable third-party publications. " Her publications can be viewed at her article. --Malkinann (talk) 11:54, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
This article might be worth referencing. Or for the glasses fetishism article (shouldn't the two articles be merged for now?) _dk (talk) 11:19, 22 April 2011 (UTC)