Manny Rayner’s review of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Volume 1
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Few fandoms have fallen under public scrutiny quite the same way the Bronies have. When My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic debuted, a large faction of the fandom around the series included adult males. At the time and since, many individuals have mocked the self-proclaimed "Bronies," mostly for watching a series whose primary demographic was younger girls. However, as the show continued and the fandom both matured and evolved, the Bronies have become one of the most vocal fandoms online. The show matured to entertain both its peripheral and target demographics in a way few shows manage to do.
The series is based on Hasbro 's My Little Pony line of toys and animated works and is often referred to by collectors as the fourth generation "G4" of the franchise. The series premiered on October 10, , on The Hub cable channel which was renamed as Discovery Family in late Hasbro selected animator Lauren Faust as the creative director and executive producer for the show. Faust sought to challenge the established nature of the existing My Little Pony line, creating more in-depth characters and adventurous settings; she left the series during season 2, to be replaced by Meghan McCarthy as showrunner for the remainder of the series. The show follows a studious anthropomorphic unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle as her mentor Princess Celestia guides her to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Each of the ponies represent a different facet of friendship, and Twilight discovers herself to be a key part of the magical artifacts known as the "Elements of Harmony".
In the mystical land of Equestria, ponies, pegasi and unicorns study and learn the magic of friendship. However, these pony-loving fans have encountered a hearty dose of criticism, which has sparked conversations over social and gender issues. Its popularity is evident on the Web, with the Bronies Facebook page boasting over 70, likes. Junior Sam Kamenetz identifies as a brony and said his brony persona goes beyond simply watching the series on television: Kamenetz embraces every aspect of the brony fandom, including writing fan fiction based on the series. All the trimmings of the fandom. Viewers band of ponies as they embark on many exploits and adventures throughout Equestria.
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