NiNekoNe wrote:Oh dear, this got grimy quickly. Although everyone's putting good points up, I do believe the original question was whether you want a female lead or not not what the perfect female lead is...both parties have very good comments but I do believe in the end that there is no "professional" or "correct" way to make a female lead character...all it comes down to is what NISA want to make her into. I've seen every possible form of female lead, from silent to spazzy, dead-set serious and unbelievable floozy. They all have people whom love and relate to them, and they all have people who'd personally throw them off the nearest cliff. If you say "A Female lead should have [X]." I guarantee you I can find at least five female leads whom do not have that quality. Success is what you make of it, the characters imperfections are, in fact, what makes them perfect! (like Etna's chest....*cough*)
All in all, please settle down people, you're scaring the children!
There are no such thing as "correct" character personality traits, motivations, internal conflicts etc., but there are good and bad ways to deal with the controversial topic of "how are men and women different" (by good ways I mean ways that leads to the least amount of people getting offended). It's NIS' product so they are free to leave such questions out of their games, but if they so chooses to address it though a female main character in the future, I suggested they would just be honest and do it in a way that is reflective of the real life struggles men and women have to deal with in regards to the subject. Real people have to deal with social gender pressures, so if these are applied to fictional characters it will be something a human could understand and perhaps relate to. But again, NIS is free to just ignore it.
And I apologize if I caused the topic to derail.
To answer the topic: I don't care if the next main character of Disgaea is a female or a male, I don't judge characters based on their gender and I will give any character of any sex a chance to prove themselves, and I trust NIS to make a good character either way.