International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

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This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both mangaa€™s home country of Japan and abroad, looking at shojo and shojo mangaa€™s influence both locally and globally. Finally, it presents original interviews of shojo manga-ka, or artists, who discuss their work and their views on this distinct type of popular visual culture.The key to the newfound popularity of Sailor Moon was that the chief character was both a soldier and a princess. ... Briefly, the costumes of Sailor Moon were designed to show off female legs and make the characters look more attractive.

Title:International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga
Author:Masami Toku
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-06-05


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